Back at the skate park, the Scorpions were skating around and all the while Roundabout was subtly flirting with DJ.
“Todavía disfrutando de la ruse, mi hada luna dulce? (“Still enjoying the ruse, my sweet moon fairy?”)” he chuckled.
“Oh, sí, mi precioso caballero. Travesura de hadas es siempre divertido.” ("Oh yes my lovely knight. Fairy mischief is always fun".) she laughed.
DJ chuckled in return and sneaked a quick little kiss.
Roundabout kissed him back and giggled.
Kaine’s truck pulled up and Vicky stopped skating.
“That's odd… Kaine never comes to the skate park on a day he has football practice…” she said, confused. She let out a sharp whistle. “Guys! Kaine is here!”
“What?” Depthcharge asked
“Kaine?” Wiess asked
“He had practice today what’s he doing?” Pit Viper asked
“He must need us” Dylan said.
The Scorpions all quickly made their way over to the group of trucks, which was the usual gathering place for the group.
Cassie closed her eyes for a moment and grew nervous. “So here we are…” she said quietly.
“It’ll be okay.” Kaine reassured her before getting out of his truck and walking to the others.
“Hey guys." Kaine waved
“Uhhhhhhh y-yoooooo Kaine. Whatchu doin’ here on a day you don't usually come?” Strikemaster Ice asked, curiously as to what was going on.
“Ya see… Someone came to me after football practice and they talked to me and they really, really need help. They aren't a Scorpion so…I did what I thought was best and brought her here to you guys… You know, so she can get help.” Kaine said.
“That was very kind of you, Kaine… and smart…” Kitty said gently.
“Who is this person?” Vicky asked.
Cassie took a deep breath from her hiding place. Her heart was beginning to pound but she had to be brave and keep her cool. At least she had Kaine… 'Go' she told herself. With the bravest, most stoic face she could conjure up, she squared her shoulders, held up her head, and revealed herself to the Scorpions.
“Hizzle!” Vicky jumped, adopting one of Ice’s exclamations for her own use.
The Ice Crew nearly fell out of the tailgates that they were sitting in out of complete shock.
“SAPPHIRE?” they said at the same time, not believing what they were seeing.
“What are you doing here, you miserable wench?!” MC Cobra growled.
Cassie closed her eyes and began to take deep breaths. The insults were a big strike to her pride but she had to stay calm.
The other Scorpions made protests.
“Kaine… Wh- whyyyyy did you bring Scorpion enemy number one here?!” Pit Viper asked
“I told you why.” Kaine replied
“She’s a menace! She’s had it out for us!” Roundabout stated
“How does she even know you?” DJ Fist asked. There had to be some sort of strange secret connection somehow!
“We are of the same kind; she’s just got other circumstances around her…” Kaine replied nervously.
“Sooo you're saying you're both elvish.” Roundabout said. She wasn’t happy with the elf brat that hurt her DJ suddenly being there.
“Yes but that’s not the point.”
Vicky walked over and went and shoved Kaine behind her protectively.
“Why should we even trust you with all you said and tried to do to us?” Vicky asked.
“You tried to crush my phone. Luckily it was just a cookie but still! Do you realize that my phone has irreplaceable pictures on it?! Of a friend that is dead? And one that I will never get to see again?” Pit Viper snapped.
Pit Viper’s words pricked Cassie’s heart and though she remains silent and stoic, some tears began to fall.
“Well? Are you gonna talk? Or are you gonna just stand there and stare at us?” Roundabout demanded
Cassie first took a deep breath before she finally decided to speak. “Allow me to begin by formally introducing myself” she said, her voice weak, “My name is not Sapphire. My name is Cassandra. I prefer Cassie.”
“Well Cassie forgive me and my low standards for not trusting you after our last encounter where you hurt my boys! One of which being my boyfriend.” Vicky snapped.
“I am aware...I know I have hurt you all and have no trust from you all...except for Kaine...I’m sorry...But what I ask is for you to hear my side of the story and consider my determined request to become a double agent” Cassie stated.
Vicky crossed her arms. “Ice… you have my phone. Call my father. And your brother.” she called out, not taking her eyes off of Cassie.
Strikemaster Ice nodded and went off to do as he was told. Though he was shocked as to what was going on right now.
“You. I want you to go and sit on that empty tailgate and don't. Move. Until my father and Jack get here.” Vicky pointed to the back of one of the trucks while staring Cassie down.
Cassie nodded her head in compliance and did as she was told, managing to steal a quick gentle squeeze of Kaine’s hand as she passed. She sat on the tailgate and stared ahead, still stoic.
“This is certainly unexpected.” Roundabout said as she came over and sat between DJ and Cobra.
“Chyeah it is” MC Cobra agreed, “How do we know this ain't a trap?! She seems too calm right now.”
“Kaine still didn't answer my question from earlier” DJ Fist frowned a little. “Okay, so they’re both elves, which I was shocked to hear that about Kaine. But when did he meet her? How did she find him?”
“Maybe he’s avoiding the question on purpose? Who knows. Elves are strange creatures.” Roundabout replied with a shrug.