Hey there readers, an update that is actually story! (For those reading on the forums) And I apologize for posting there just for you to find out that it was just me rambling on about nonsense one night. This chapter was interesting to write at first, because it was just going to be a one-shot during the scene with Lulu. But I felt that what happened was needed for a few things, so it is now canon to my non-canon. So, here we go with How to 'Date' Part 2.
Shortly after I left The Mothership, I headed off to work and was surprised to learn that they had hired a few new recruits to the Scout's. There were just three new scouts, and I was quietly going over their paperwork and such when a knock came on my office door.
“Come in.” I said, still busy with my work. I looked up when the door opened and smiled brightly.
“Hey Teemo!” Kennen shouted as he ran over to me. I quickly set down my notes and greeted him in a hug. “I thought I would stop by for a visit.” He told me whilst we were hugging.
“Aw, you missed me that much?” I told him, breaking off our hug and walking over to my seat.
“Well, yeah. Plus I don't really get to visit home that often, so I am not sure what to do with my free time.” He closed the door and took a seat in the chair on the other side of my desk.
My office wasn't that big, even for a yordle; just a few things were decorating its area. My chair sat behind the desk, with a small window to let light it behind it. There were 2 more chairs on the other side of the desk; Kennen was currently seated in one of them. The walls were blank, except for the wall behind my desk. A few awards and certificates were framed and hanging. I even had the picture from the Journal of Justice that showed me popping Veigar's escape plan from just a few months back.
“I'm not bothering you, am I?” I heard him ask as I went back to my paperwork.
“Just a bit; I am looking over a some of paperwork. Almost done, so if you wait just a minute we can chat.” I really didn't want to make him wait, but I had missed yesterday and I was behind.
“Oh...” He said quietly.
We sat there in silence for a few seconds, before Kennen was on his feet and walking around in my office. He walked behind me and looked at the various awards and such that were hanging up.
I flipped over to another page of paperwork.
“Hey! I remember this.” I looked up and saw him pointing to the Journal of Justice article about me stopping Veigar. “Well, I remember hearing about it.” He chuckled to himself, “I found it rather funny.”
“It might be funny, but we are just lucky he didn't hurt anyone.” I did chuckle a bit as well. I went back to my work; he moved around a bit as well too. The next few minutes were quiet; Kennen would keep walking around or tapping his foot when he stood still. It was probably from all of that energy he had, he probably needed to keep moving.
I was just finishing up with the last page when I felt his arms slump down over my shoulders and his head came to rest on top of mine.
“Whatchya doin'?” He asked, sounding like a young yordle.
“I'm reading about some new scouts we got recently.” I told him, “Yesterday, in fact.”
“Oooooh.” He said, dragging out the word. I could feel him breathing behind and on top of me. It felt comforting, and after just a few moments; I wasn't even looking at the paperwork anymore. I was leaning back into him, he shifted his head to rest on my shoulder. It was an odd way to be held, but I would take it.
“You are so warm” I told him
'Is that all you can come up with?' The inner voice said.
“You are too.” He said back to me. “But this is a bit uncomfortable for me.” I quickly turned the seat around and pulled him on top of me.
“How is this?” I asked, quietly whispering into his ear. He responded with a kiss, a nice and soft one that just made my mind melt. He stayed locked for a few seconds, then I felt him part his lips and push his tongue into my mouth. This was most certainly our most heated kissing session, and I was loving it. At first I was letting him explore my mouth, but then I felt the need to fight back. The need to show him that I was the dominate one in this relationship. Right when I was about to, the door to my office opened up.
“Captain, the new recruits have-” Kennen and I stopped our heated kiss to look over and see the sergeant in my doorway. “Oh ,uh. I should have knocked, I suppose.” He quickly shut the door and slid something under it.
“Well, that's not what I had in mind.” I said aloud, now mad that I had been seen like that while working.
“Let me just get off you so you can see what he needs.” Kennen got up from sitting on me and walked over to the door.
“That is going to take some explaining.” I said, straightening my hat as I walked over to grab the note. I picked it up and looked it over. “Oh no.” I said under my breath as Kennen leaned over and read the note. He gave out a short laugh.
“That's kinda funny.”
“No it isn't.” I told him.
'Yes it is and you know it.'
“Okay, I need to go and talk to those new recruits. You can join me, but stay in line.” I addressed Kennen, taking his hand and leading him out of my office.
“What is that supposed to mean?” He asked, my door closing as we left.
The new recruits were waiting for me outside of the building as I brought Kennen with me out the front door. The sun was still shining, a perfect day for scouting. I looked over at the new recruits and let go of Kennen's hand.
“Recruits.” I said, firmly but no response. One of them looked over at me, a blank stare.
“Sir?” He said, weakly.
I looked around at the other recruits and saw one curled up on the ground and muttering to himself. The last one was nowhere to be seen, at least so I thought, until I saw a little bunny hopping around at my feet.
“Recruit?” I asked - it stopped moving and stood at attention. I heard laughing behind me.
'This isn't funny Kennen. Who knows what Lulu might have done to them... or their minds.' I thought as I knelt down to the one that was curled on the ground.
“Thursday...” He muttered and swatted at something in the air.
“Speak to me recruit, what happened?” I wasn't sure how much information I would get from him, but I had to try.
“It's feels like Thursday on my green, but the chicken won't let me.” He said, looking over at the bunny, who was still standing at attention. Some more laughter.
'Please don't make me scold you Kennen.'
'Oh, I bet you would like to scold him all right.'
'Not now please.'
“What?” I asked, confused since he wasn't making any sense. He went back to mindlessly chatting to himself and swatting at something he could see. I stood up and walked over to the one who was standing and still a yordle.
“Can you tell me what happened?” He said nothing, only staring at me. I waved my hands in front of his face.
“Uh, Teemo. We might need to get them to a doctor.” Kennen said, now acting a bit serious.
“Yeah, okay.” I said, walking back to the front door and opening it up. “Sergeant! Come out here, I have a task for you.” I ordered. Quickly the yordle that brought me the note appeared in the doorway and stood.
“Yes, Captain Teemo?”
“Okay, I need you to get these three checked out. It seems their run in with Lulu knocked a few screws loose.” I pointed to the one staring blankly, “Get him to a doctor, he might be the only one we can save. We need to knock him out of that stupor he is in.” I pointed to the one curled in a ball, “Get him to the military hospital; they know how to deal with serious mental trauma there.” Then looking down at the rabbit, who was still standing at attention, “And this little guy needs to get to a veterinarian.”
“Yes sir.” He said going back inside to prepare.
“Good, I am going after Lulu with Kennen. Hopefully we can find out why she is this close to the city.” I said, walking back into the building to get my supplies.
“Um, Teemo. I would love to, but I don't have anything on me that would make me feel safe.” Kennen argued, looking at himself in civilian clothes. He was right; he would want something to use just in case Lulu got a bit violent with them. And by violent I mean play her 'games' with us.
'Her games are fun! Like, pin the polymorphed Cho'Gath on the yordle.'
'That never happened.'
'Well it should, that would be a fun game.'
'No, it wouldn't.'
I came back out of the building, pack on my back, and handing Kennen the quill I was using earlier that day. “It's dangerous to go unarmed, take this.”
“You can't be serious.” He said, grabbing the quill. “What am I suppose to do with this? Draw a funny face on her?”
“I don't know. Can't ninjas turn anything into a weapon?” I said; he laughed.
“Yeah, okay.” He wrapped his arm around me, “I guess I can try for my Teemo.” He gave me a quick kiss on the cheek.
“Yeah, o-okay.” I knew I was blushing, still a bit nervous about being public with our relationship. “Let's get going.”
We had made our way out of the forest and back to the headquarters, standing outside of it.
“Kennen, does it feel off to you.” I said. The door was closed as we stood outside. The wind was still blowing but it was starting to get dark out.
“Just a bit, but I am sure everything is okay.” He turned the knob and opened the door. The main lobby still looked normal; nothing was wrong but there was a smell in the air.
“What is that smell?” I asked him, taking a step inside.
“I don't know, but it kind smells like flowers or something of that nature.” He said, grabbing my hand as we made our way to my back office. We wanted to stop by here first, ask the sergeant if anything out of the ordinary had happened. It seems like it did, or still was.
“Yeah, I think she might be in here.” I said, looking at the door that lead inside my office. The door had been painted purple, with some swirls of colors that I didn't even know existed in the color spectrum. Kennen had started to chuckle to himself. I was about to tell him that it wasn't funny when someone called to us from the other side.
“I can hear you out there Teemo!” It was definitely Lulu' this was going to be interesting.
“Lulu? What are you doing in there?” I reached for the door and got shocked as I gripped it with my hand. I would have fallen on my butt, except Kennen quickly caught me and lifted me back up.
“None shall pass!” She shouted, then she giggled out loud so I could hear it.
“Are you okay?” Kennen asked, giving me a quick kiss on the cheek.
“Yeah, the doorknob just shocked me.” I told him, smiling from the kiss and giving him one right back. “Lulu! You had better open this door!” I know I didn't sound that intimidating, but I had to try.
“Never! Me and Pix will rule this land! I think I will change the wall paper, what do you think Pix?” There was silence for a moment, before she started laughing again. “Yes! That will do! Beautify!” Then there was a flash of light from under the doorway and some noise from the spell she had just cast.
“Ugh, this cannot get worse.” I slid down the wall next to my door.
“Teemo, did you forget who you were dating?” Kennen said, reaching for the door handle. I could see the electricity arc up his arm, but he closed his eyes for a moment and it quickly found it's way downward into the floor, dissipating. He turned the handle and the door flew open. “Ta daaaa!” He playfully shouted as he held out his hand for me. I accepted it and pulled myself up.
“No! Why is he here! This is not fun.” She started to moan and pout.
“Lulu, you have got some nerve to come...” I stepped in and almost fell backwards, again, in seeing how my office was. Lulu was swirling around in my spiny chair; Pix was writing and coloring on the walls, which had turned into the same color as the door. Even the same swirls and patterns, but now it was everywhere! Even the floor and ceiling, plus the windows were even colored, somehow.
“Do you like it? I made it pretty!” She shouted, spinning in the chair a bit more and laughing.
“Lulu, why are you even here?” Kennen must not of been phased by it at much; he just walked right up to her.
“What do you mean? This is my office, it even looks like me.” She pointed to the colored walls and to Pix. “Even Pix is here.”
“So, you were the bunny Teemo was talking to.”
“Yeah, it was fun to be a scout. I saluted and everything!” She saluted me, I was finally snapping out of my stupor.
“Lulu, I need to know what you are doing here. What did you do to my recruits?”
“I was bringing them back; they were too close to my home. Plus I wanted to play games with them, but decided to just bring them home and play with you!”
'I hope we get to play pin the polymorphed Cho'Gath on the yordle.'
'I told you that isn't a game she plays.'
“Yeah it is! Cho'Gath just isn't around though.” Lulu chimed in, agreeing with the dark voice.
“I don't think Cho'Gath would let you...” I stared at her for a moment. “How did you know what he was talking about?”
“I heard him talk to you.” She grabbed her toes and swung in the chair again. “He sounds like much more fun then you.”
'I knew we would get along.'
“I bet we will get along greatly.” She smiled.
“What is going on here?” Kennen asked me, looking a bit worried.
“She is...” I wasn't really sure I knew what was going on. “She is talking to that voice inside of me.”
“How does she know what it is saying?” He asked again. I just shook my head, not sure how she was doing it.
“Because I am listening to it Teemo.” She jumped up onto the desk and grabbed her staff, that was resting on it the entire time.
“Lulu, this has gone on far too long. If you don't have anything serious that needs to be discussed, please leave Bandle City.”
“No! I wanna talk more.” She said, pointing to me.
“No, I am not going to let him talk anymore. Not when you are around.”
'Why no-' I closed my eyes and just pushed him aside before he could finish.
“No.” I stood my ground, having a stare down with Lulu. “He shouldn't even be talking now. He just gets out sometimes.”
No comment from the voice.
“Aw, that isn't fun. He likes being out.” She started to pout again. “Let him out!”
“No!” I shouted at her. “Now, Lulu, please leave or me and Kennen will have to make you leave.”
“I want to talk to him!” Pix even nodded in agreement.
“Well, like I told you. He is suppose to only come out when I have to fight. Like on Summoners Rift.”
“I see. Well then, I guess I don't have a choice.” She shrugged her shoulders and sighed. I did as well, it seems like she will leave peacefully.
“Thank you Lulu, and listen. You can always come and visit Teemo or me, you just have to be a bit calm about it. When you do things like this-” Kennen was talking calmly to her as he stepped closer. I could tell he wanted to try and disarm her of her staff, but as he got about half way she raised and shouted at him.
“Changeamorphic!” A bean shot out at Kennen and he fell to the floor as a raccoon. He scurried around a bit, as if confused and scared.
“K-kennen...” I felt my heart drop. It hurt when I saw this happened to the new recruits; some of them might leave because of this incident. But when I saw Kennen running around as a raccoon... “What did you do?” I looked up at Lulu. She held out her staff towards me and smirked.
“I said I wanted to talk some more.” Then she shot her beam out at me, but I quickly jumped out of the way and landed near raccoon Kennen.
I reached for my blowgun, ready to blind her and bring her into submission before this got more out of hand. I gripped it tightly and reached for the dart. It was just like on the battlefield; I was panicking a bit about what she might try and do. My heart was racing, palms sweating, and my target was in sight. My mind was set for battle. and I had one more thought before it went dark.
“Well Lulu, you said you wanted to talk.”
I would like to take a moment and apologize for taking waaaaay to long on this. I actually started writing this one about a month ago, then I just kinda forgot about it. So, it is here and I have great plans for having this update at a regular pace. Maybe I will finish this story arc the same day I posted the first chapter!
So, I had a friend help me get past the huge roadblock and get me back into writing. He is currently writing his own story, and I LOVE IT! After reading it we got to talking and it is what lead to this actually getting done. Plus he edited it for me! Such a great guy!
Here is a link to his story, it is rated T (currently)