Recap from Chapter Three

Now scat, and send out a warnin'; next person in my territory gets a long drop and an extremely drawn out death. They'll get the idea." With that, he turned on his heel and stalked off.

Sailing on Love

Chapter Four : Unanswered Questions

Chase ran to catch up with him. For a moment, neither spoke. Then Chase broke the silence. "Why didn't you talk before or say something about others or anything before?"

Troy shrugged. "The less talking you do, the less someone has to hold against you." That was all he said. I guess that was just a special occasion, saying more than one sentence, Chase thought to himself.

"Well, wait a minute, if the others have food why are you so underfed?" Chase blurted out.

Too late, he realized what he said, as Troy turned his gaze upon Chase. Chase looked away. "Because, food is hard to come by," was all Troy said.

Chase grew bolder. "So why do you give others the food that you so obviously need?"

Troy answered in another of his short sentences, "Because they need it more." He didn't say another word.

Chase still had more questions and he decided now was the time to ask them. "Back there, the boy called you Merlion. Yet you said, in not so many words, that you didn't know your name. How is that possible?"

Troy looked at him. "Merlion isn't my real name." This only raised more questions in Chase' mind. He decided to save them for later, though. Except for one more.

"Where are we going?" he asked. Troy shrugged. He looked around at where they were, and took a turn down an alley. Chase followed closely so he wouldn't get lost.

After turning down a couple more alleys, they came to a seemingly abandoned warehouse.


A/N: Ok so this will in fact be a double update...Because this chapter is utterly boring (in my opinion) and nothing really happens...

And I'm really sorry it took me so long to update...There really aren't any excuses you haven't heard before so...I'm not gonna use one...Mainly just laziness and writer's block...And this story kinda suddenly started going in another direction so please bear with me...The story's creating itself...I just write it...I'm hoping I'll be able to update faster now though, since I kinda sorta mostly have a plot line now (isn't that exciting?)

Right so...Troy will start talking more...Or...Well maybe not...But you will find out some more about Troy soon...And eventually I'll fill in Chase's background...Mind you, both backstories are going to come gradually...And new characters are coming soon...

'Confused Identity' Readers...hang in there...I'm completly revamping it...Because it sounds like a sixth grade wrote it (which is actually true) and the plot's not going how I want it to...So it's being redone...Or being rethough...Or something...

Now I have some major thank you's that need to be made...

Hidden Depths - Glad you like it. I do try my best. Red-rose-diva - Thanks...Pneumothorax - I hope I spelled that right...Finally, someone who appreciates simplicity. Now I really wish I knew what enigma codes were...and what you're refering to...I think this new reply siystem would be secure enough to discuss intricate matters of state. Fake Smile - I'm glad you like it. and I'm still waiting for another update from you (not that I'm one to talk). Murfdurf22 - Well, I'm glad the beginning is interesting. And I'm glad you got the chance to finish reading what I've got. Now if I could just finish the story. Humma - I'm glad you like it so much. You're enthusiasm is truly contagious. dancingintheshadows - I HAVE POTENTIAL! (isn't that exciting?) So when are you going to update again? (not that I'm one to talk). Herminia Perdita Ada - Well, I'm going to try something new in my next chapter. Tell me what you think. SloanePeterson - I'm glad that I'm not annoying...And that I finally got some descriptions in there. - Well, I'm glad I have at least one faithful reviewer. You always make me smile. Kaykuyo Locke - I'm glad you at least started reading this. Kelyn - I do believe yours was my longest review...And to think, the entire thing was just responding to my review... n-who-says - everytime I read your review, I start thinking about that house again...And wondering who I could marry that's rich enough to make it happen... Spinning in Squares - I love your pen name! that's all I can say...I love you pen name..plain and simple...

Princess Jojo - I never managed to find that word you were talking about...And trust me I looked...Kinda...You're are a goof...Ya know that? You mention the most random things in your reviews...Like cheesecake...And if you weren't supposed to know about it, then why did you? Huh? Ohh...I got you...I think...ANd it's not my fault you're never home when I call...And that you're dad never passes along the messages...you have no idea how many times I've told him to have you call me back...And you never call back...So I don't think you ever get those messages...unless you're like me and you just forget to return the calls...I'm on Thanksgiving break until Tuesday...Is there any chance your free? Or even in this state? Editor? What is this of which you speak? I suppose I could have you beta for me...but then I'd have to first get everything all typed out...ANd then send it to you...and then I'd have to find more time to actually post it...It sounds like an awful lot of work if you ask me...Call me...on my cell...That way I'll be sure to call you back...

Alright, so I'm gonna go post the second part now...Because I want to...