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          How can you make some be afraid of you? Someone once asked. As far as how Kai looked, he did not possess any physical greatness to pose any threat. He could be easily snapped in two, or whirled over someone’s shoulder without much effort.
          “Yes I can,” he answered quietly, “if anybody wishes.” His language deficiency only supports mockery around him, but he is already aware of what challenge they have put upon themselves.
          “Her, her!” the boys said, as they pushed a girl toward him. She looked at him fiercely, staring with heavy makeup that emphasized her eyes, as if she triple dare.
          “This better not waste my time. I have things to do” she said, but she was easily persuaded by an easy reward; a total amusement.
          “Alright, then gimme the BEST you got, boy” she said as she was led to a room that looked almost empty. Kai closed and locked the door gracefully, and silently walked to the middle of the room where the girl dragged a chair to sit in. He brought one as well, but not by dragging it. She became amused by his attempt to lift the chair up, with such scrawny body, but he did succeed, without much effort. The chair was placed in front of her and Kai sat down with both of his feet touching the floor and his hands neatly placed on his lap.
          Within few minutes, the girl started to search her purse for her make up kit. She took out her miniature mirror in front of her, and began her makeup. She was very focused on her face and the movement of the brush, and Kai did not move. After completion, she gave herself a proud smile, until about couple millimeters off of the mirror she held was Kai’s face blankly staring at her that made her frown a bit. She tried to ignore and took out another tool. Every time she felt she had completed something, she was always distracted by a white face spying on her.
          “You know, can I like have some privacy?” she said, and without hesitance he replied, “Sure” and turned his chair about 90 degrees. Even though Kai did not stare at her anymore, she kept lowering her mirror to see where his eyes were at; the window. But it did not give her any privacy. So she turned her back to Kai and continued with her task. The mirror was again held in front of her face, until she saw Kai’s face in the mirror staring at her again. She quickly turned back, but he was still facing the window. I bet he’s just fooling around, she thought.
           However besides his unpredictable movement, the complete silence gave her the chills. Kai did not sing a song, tap his finger, or move the chair. The girl tried to avoid such feeling by making loud noises by moving her chair, only to find Kai staring at her again at certain angles. Even at the corner of her eyes, his blank eyes seem to follow her everywhere, but he was still facing the window.
          “So how are you” he finally said. His voice seemed to bring everything into life and she couldn’t have been gladder to hear from him.
          “I’m…great…hehe…what…what are you staring at?” she said and turned her to look at him to avoid feeling like his disembodied head was floating behind her head. He’s still sitting there, and he’s not looking at me, she kept thinking to herself.
          “Look at the birdie. Ain’t that cute” he said but it was in complete monotone. It sounded as if he did not mean it. This time his voice only echoed in the empty room and made the girl turn around again. Ok, maybe I should watch him, she thought. So she moved her chair behind him so she could see him. Ha, now I can see what you are doing, she proudly claimed, even though in reality, she was backed up in the corner.
          Look at him, sitting like a rock, she kept trying to amuse herself, he’s probably thinking how to scare me and can’t come up with anything, haha. She felt a bit safe having a solid wall behind her, and she told herself, talking to me in monotone? That’s like, so unoriginal. She silently laughed at herself, only to find Kai sitting there like a statue so suspiciously that it seemed he would quickly turn around and attack her at any moment.
          “Hey, you should turn around, I mean, this is boring. We should talk” she desperately said in fear of his unpredictable movement. So he gracefully turned his chair around and sat looking at her once again, but without any smile or a way of saying, hello there. With a wall against her back, and her ability to see his face, she felt that she could tell if he would attack or not.
          Usually it’s the eyes, she thought, or a movement of the body, she claimed. Then within few moments, she did not think merely of what he would do anymore. Maybe if he chokes my neck, I’ll slide down the wall and kick him in the stomach, she thought, or what if he were to stab me? Oh, no way, I would see him reaching for the knife before he strikes me…besides, since he’s in middle of the room, he got plenty of space around him, ye, and probably can’t reach for any object to throw at me without me noticing it. The silent minutes passed, and Kai still did not move.
          “I know what you are doing!” she screamed, when she could not take it anymore.
          “You better watch out kid, because I can totally hurt you back, got that?” but Kai only stared at her as if he was saying, “ye sure.” The offensive words did not seem to pierce Kai at all, as if because he had a better plan.
          “You can’t hurt me with a body like that!” she said as she attempted to laugh, only to find Kai responding, “ye sure.” He agreed to her words, yet it sounded like he was mocking her desperate attempt to win over.
          “No, I mean it”
          “Ye I know.” The girl quickly sat down on her chair, tapping her fingers like she was typing a message for help. She then shook her head violently with disagreement.
          “No I agree. My fingers are too thin.” His consoling words only became a threat to her, and his eyes that never seemed to blink kept staring at her, now in front of her and back. He was in the middle of the room; too much in the middle, like the core of the room. The room was no longer a room anymore, but rather Kai’s face and arms all over waiting to grab her when she breaks and runs. Finally the girl jumped from her chair and banged the door violently yelling for help.
          “HELP!!! HELP!!! HE’S GOING TO MURDER ME!!!” she banged with all her might with endless tears strolling down her cheeks, only to find Kai still staring at her from the back. The door finally opened and she ran all the way down the hallway, hysterically crying and disappearing in the corner. Few boys who were standing near the doorway awaiting their amusement stared inside the room blankly. Kai was still sitting in the middle of the room, in his graceful position and gave a slight smile when the boys peeked in.
          “What the hell did you do?” one of them asked.
          “I made someone be afraid of me” he said and exited the room without further comment.
A short story I had in mind for a while. I hope you
enjoy reading it, now I need to go do my homework

Kai (c) Emptyshadow
Writing (c) Emptyshadow
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archivopep Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I didnt think there was a way out this really intrigued me I am headed right for the top no pressure just check it out
Darkness-flowers Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is the awesomest thing I have ever seen. Ever.
SpotHamster22 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
wow o.o
LegionWolf18 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Cool :)
NaminesNobody Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, when you expect it and it doesn't happen, that tends to be the result. I love it~! ^^
Ch3rriCh3rry Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol she so paranoid xD
kinda like :iconflakyplz:
thisismyringtone Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
is that... happy tree friends?
Ch3rriCh3rry Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes I believe so
Avril-Animo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Awesome! Instant fave!
Tissamendes Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student
You call it SHORT?? :iconfuuuuuplz:

(I will have to finish the reading tomorrow...)
xXxMadxHatterxXx Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
I would be like "STARING CONTEST, GO!" :giggle
Goldpath Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
ahh this explained why no one likes me staring at them
PhilosCaelum Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Creepy as hell. Great job!
cross-nokuni Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Kai used stare
wild girl fled
explodingcrayon93 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like they say, the scariest thing in this world is one's own imagination. :)
PiePirate Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
You really know your way about the human psyche...

Intense writing.
tedi-bea Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
lol, i know what i'd do; i'd get scared and silent, then get mad and start yelling and then probably end up freaked out :L
subakunokasai Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
i prolly woulda sat in front of him and stared..... then gotten frustrated cuz i couldnt figure out what he was thinking... T.T
MissAntagonist Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This made me laugh xD
Silly Kai!
Bruce8331 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Ha ha...freaky. Wonder how I'd do in the room.
AnimeIrishGurl64 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
After I read this, I actually had to look behind me to make sure that Kai wasn't behind me on my bed or something. XD
waffles64 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
xD That's awesome. Just pure awesomeness right there.
EmptyShadow Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
well thank you <:
waffles64 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
No problemo~
Just-plain-weird Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Can I please use this story? well a slightly varied version of it ties in perfectly with a story I just haven't been able to write. Kai sounds like my character Tane. well the persona bit atleast. He's creepy but nobody can figure out why they think he's creepy... it turns out he's not human blah blah blah... secret ending to story blah blah blah so can I just take part of it? yesh boy?
EmptyShadow Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
You may use this for ideas. As long as you put your own work in it.
Just-plain-weird Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Just-plain-weird Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Bwahahaha thanks
Zairamink Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
XD I can do that! It was fun, I did it in eighth grade when a guy made me upset.
Great story
Raven-of-Babylon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
This is brilliant. he doesn't even say anything... move... wow.
arabesque-o Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Student Photographer
this is amazing..
sasokity Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Student General Artist
Its very weird i mostly do that too wen someones anoing my i give him the ,,dead mans'' stare.Because my face is realy pale i look dead and i give people a blank stare.People this that im a vampire or a zombie XD
hamster-chan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
ooh, i love this story!! so good, you're a really great writer you know. if i was locked in a room with Kai *I* know what i would do.
*notices people staring at me*
uhh, uhh, play cards! ^^; but srsly. i love your ocs! and ur drawings.
makiXmanu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
LOL Kai is so full of awesome!!!! I would be pretty damn scared if someone did that to me.... but I cant help but wonder....what would Kai be scared off??

any way I love the way you write is so cool and intriguing and even if it was short it keeps people's attention all the time gr8 job >__<b
EmptyShadow Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Hmm I'm not sure, but I'm sure he has some fears too d:
makiXmanu Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
LOL he's really cute any way >w<
WingedWolf57 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
I love this story.
I read it awhile ago and I'm glad I found it again.
Lady-Dracoleo101 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a character named Kai as well. Except... mine is a girl xD
sailorcelestial Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that was really great! The ol' Silent N' Stare treatment! Except he seems to have an extra-super-scariness factor! Hee hee hees, I'd've been far too distracted to really pay attention...Oooh! Lookie! A little bird! Of course, then again, I'm probably about as Insane as he is! No, wait! I am!
Maeon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
ramikin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Student General Artist
I do that to some porr child on the bus.... Its lots of fun...
dynamo5 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist
xDD! maybe i should try doing that one day. hmm..but i'd proably fail since i tend to fidget alot ._.;; i love how the girl overeacted xD
TheBlackApostole Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE THIS GUY! Maybe becouse i like crazy people? Bah, who cares?
aaawhyme Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
this is awesome xD
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