My phone sounds, startling me away from the cartoons I am watching. I direct my attention to my phone and pick it up, glancing to see who is calling me. Ryker, good, just the person I want to hear from.
"Hey honey, what's up?" I take the call.
"Hi babe, would you like me to come over before I take you to work?" Ryker asks.
"I'd love that. I am already dressed and all that, just watching some cartoons." I smile softly, even though I know he can't see me through my phone.
"You with your cartoons babe. Alright, well I will be there soon. I am kind of... Already close to your house." He chuckles.
"So silly, I will see you soon." I giggle then we both drop our call. I place my phone on the coffee table in front of me and head to my kitchen. I grab a glass of iced water and some fresh fruit then sit down on the couch again to watch some cartoons. As I am eating, I hear the door open and soon after, Ryker walks in here. I place my fruit down, rise and approach him with open arms. He pulls me close to him and wraps his arms around my torso tightly. I nuzzle to his chest softly and inhale is sweet, musky scent.
"You smell so good." I whisper.
"So do you." He rubs my back softly. I look up at him and interlock my eyes with his.
"Want to come and sit on the couch with me?" I ask. Ryker nods and we take a seat on the couch. He wraps his arm around me.
"So, how is the pregnancy going with Nico?" I look at him.
"Eh, it's alright... She is due in three weeks, so that is good..." He trails off, seeming indifferent.
"You seem indifferent about it..." I murmur.
"Can you keep this between us?" Ryker asks.
"Of course, I swear." I nod.
"I just... I don't think it's right, you know? Having a half-bunny, half-human baby growing inside my daughter... I can't wait to meet the little one but I am just... Different about it. I don't love my daughter any less but... Do you know what I am saying?" He explains.
"I understand what you're saying, honestly. And I can't blame you for being in this situation. I am just glad you don't love Nico any less, that would make her feel like total shit and you don't want that. So, are you going to be babysitting the baby or...?" I question.
"Yeah, I will be. Along with Enrique... Which is why I needed to talk to you about something. About our relationship, actually... The thing is, how will I have time for you when I have to babysit and you have to work...? This is going to harm our relationship in the end, we both know it..." Ryker sighs, grabbing my hand.
"Are you saying we should break up...?" My heart sinks to my stomach.
"I truly don't want to, Krystal, please don't think I do... If she wasn't having a child, it would be different." Ryker whispers, looking heart broken, too.
"I know... I guess today this ends..." I sniffle.
"Unfortunately, yes, we do need to break up... Or at least take a break. I think you could do better than me, honestly. I love you and I want to see you happy." He says, stroking my cheek softly.
"I love you, too and I want to see you happy." I lean into his smooth palm. He leans in and presses his lips to mine gently. I kiss back softly... I am going to miss being with him. Ryker eases away from the kiss slowly and looks at me.
"Would you still like me to take you to work?" He asks.
"I'd like that." I nod, forcing a smile to hold in the tears.
"We should go, I will meet you out in the car." He kisses my cheek then exists my house. I turn off my TV, grab my phone, place the fruit and water in the fridge, grab my wallet, house key, then head out to Ryker's car. I climb in the passenger side then we head to my work.
"I am so glad we made our break up a mutual thing." He mentions on the way.
"Yeah... Me, too." I lie. You're tougher than this, Winchester. Daddy raised you to be strong...
"You are the most understanding and accepting person I have ever met, honestly.
"Thanks Ryker. So are you." I force another smile. He smiles as well and resumes driving. I pry my attention away from him and direct it outside. It's always so beautiful at night, wish I could see the stars without light pollution, though. After about ten minutes, we arrive at Freddy's and head inside. I head straight to my office after clocking in and boot my laptop up. I don't feel like checking the animatronics but I know I have to.
"Ay, Winchester!" I hear a voice call my name. I look up to see Jeremy approaching me from the hallway. Sighing, I rise and walk over to him.
"Yeah, Fitzgerald?" I ask.
"Come and meet Mike's replacement, for now." Jeremy answers.
"Um... Okay." I murmur. Jeremy gestures me and I follow him to Mike's office. He opens the door and both of us walk in. With a gasp, I trip into his office, falling on my hands and knees.
"Oh my goodness, are you alright?" I hear an unfamiliar, deep, suave voice approaching me... His voice rattles my bones. I look and find a man standing there, glasses, beautiful blue eyes, some scruff, sort of dark gray colored hair, somewhat of a medium build... He wears a red "Star Wars" shirt with dark blue jeans. He is holding out his left hand and I spot a tattoo that looks like a twister or something on his forearm. I place my hand in his and he helps me to my feet. His blue eyes interlock with my hazel eyes, making my heart beat fast.
"This is my clumsy employee, Krystal Winchester." Jeremy's voice startles me. I didn't even know he was still in here...
"Nice to meet you, Ms. Winchester. My name is Steve Blum." Steve introduces himself, flashing a breathtaking smile.
"N-Nice to meet you, too. Please, call me Krystal." I swallow hard.
"I will let you get to know her, Steve. I will be in my office. If you need a tour of the place, I am sure Krystal would be happy to show you around. See you around." Jeremy says and exits the room. I look at Steve then down to our hands, noticing my hand is still in his. I feel heat slash across my cheeks.
"S-Sorry." I stammer, pulling my hand away.
"It's quite alright, Krystal. You are a very beautiful young woman and I am pleased to meet you. So, would you like to give me a tour of the place? I'd like to get a feel of my new work area." He replies with an upbeat tone and smile.
"Oh, um, yes Mr. Blum! I'd be happy to give you a tour!" I reply, a little too high-pitched.
"Please, just call me Steve." Steve responds, a low chuckle escaping from his throat. I blush even further and go to open the door but he opens it and gestures me out. I step out of his office and he follows suit, closing the door behind him.
"Follow me." I state. He nods and we begin to walk through the place.
"So, how long have you been working here?" Steve asks as we walk.
"I can't even remember, but it seems like it has been a few years." I answer.
"Do you enjoy you job? I don't mean to be intrusive, I am just curious about you." Steve questions.
"I do. And no reason to be curious about me, I mean... There isn't much to know about me... I mean, look at me..." I down myself.
"I am, and I see a human being who I want to discover." Steve replies.
"Well, in time you will get to know me." I giggle softly. He looks at me, amused.
"I would definitely like that." He smiles.
"Me, too. This is our main room, where a few of the animatronics like to just... Relax after a show. Or if any of the employees want to come in here and relax after hours, they may." I explain as we walk into the main room.
"I like it, it is nice and spacious." Steve looks around the room, amused. He is rather amused by many things, so I see.
"This place is pretty spacious. The area I was working at before, was rather small but we moved because of the amount of animatronics we have here." I respond. He smirks then I show him around the rest of the place, introducing him to the staff, animatronics, etc.
"I'd like to keep in touch with you." He mentions as we approach his office.
"Do you have a phone?" I ask. He nods, fishing it from his pocket then handing it to me. I program my number into his phone and give him his phone back.
"Thank you." Steve flashes another beautiful smile.
"No problem." I smile as well, this smile is real... Woah.
"I will be seeing you around." He winks at me then heads into his office, closing the door. I exhale softly and sink my teeth into my bottom lip.
"Hey, Krystal, wanna help us clean the second storage room?" Bonnie's voice startles me.
"Ah, sure." I reply. I walk over to him and follow him to this second storage room. I didn't even know we had a second storage room. Bonnie looks at me before opening the door.
"What has you all flustered?" He asks.
"Huh? Oh, nothing." I lie. Bonnie rolls his eyes and opens the door. Him and I enter the room where Bonbon and Springtrap are digging through the rummage. I close the door and begin digging and straightening stuff up. As I am cleaning, I find an old Guitar Hero game with the three bunnies on it. Bonbon's appearance hasn't changed... But Springtrap and Bonnie have. Back then, Springtrap was brand new and Bonnie was withered... Now it is Springtrap being withered and Bonnie being like brand new.
"Guys, you played?" I ask, holding the game out.
"Oh man! I remember that!!" Bonbon nearly trips, scurrying over to me. Bonnie and Springtrap come over and examine the game.
"Oh wow... It's been so long." Bonnie gasps.
"It has." Springtrap agrees. Memories flood their minds. I hand the game over to Bonbon and resume cleaning. As I am cleaning, something else peeks my curiosity. I grab it and pull it out. A banjo? Who in the hell played this?
"Who played the banjo?" I ask, turning to them with raised eyebrows.
"I-I used to play." Springtrap admits bashfully. I hand him his banjo.
"Heh, well, it is yours then." I smile.
"So many memories in this room." Springtrap murmurs.
"A lot." Bonnie nods in agreement.
"Well, it is a storage room for a reason." I chuckle. All of us then resume cleaning...
Once we all finish cleaning and re-organizing the second storage room, I sigh and head back to my office. I really need to monitor the place. I have been rather busy to monitor the place tonight. As I am approaching Jeremy's office, I hear talking and notice his door is open a crack. I can't help but stop and eavesdrop.
"Ooooh, you're wearing my favorite panties, eh? O-Oh, and my favorite bra? The nice lace trim... I can't wait to rip those off you and do the unimaginable to you." Jeremy talks dirty. I blush a bright shade, feeling all hot and bothered inside. I scurry to my office and plop down in my chair. Eris must be in the "mood". My eyes flicker to the floor, finding a box, face down beside my desk. What the hell? I slowly and hesitantly life the box, finding Bowser Jr under it. Her eyes light up and her small tail wags. I giggle lightly and lift her up.
"What are ya doing here, darlin'? Your daddy isn't here." I ask. She licks my face. Suddenly, Mangle swoops down into my office and strokes Jr's fur softly.
"I put her under a box so she didn't get lost in the place." Mangle says.
"That makes sense." I reply, fishing out my phone. I dial Mike's number and call him.
"What is it, Winchester?" Mike answers the call, quite rude-toned.
"Um, your puppy is here, Schmidt. You may wanna come get her." I murmur.
"Dammit... I will have Ross, my roommate, come and get her... Just keep her safe." Mike groans.
"Okay." I reply abruptly then hang up. I place my phone down on the desk. Mangle looks at me.
"So, how is you and your boyfriend?" She asks.
"We broke up earlier..." I reply.
"Awe, why?" Mangle places her hand on my shoulder.
"It was a mutual thing... He wasn't going to have time for me anymore with his daughter having a little one on the way." I answer, narrowing my eyes.
"I am sorry to hear that. U-Um... Did you love him?" Mangle is being rather... Intrusive tonight.
"...Well... Yeah, of course... He was the best boyfriend I ever had..." I admit.
"If you loved him... Then you should have done everything you could to keep him..." Mangle whispers.
"I... I didn't wanna seem needy... I... Can we not talk about this?" I can feel my voice breaking.
"I am sorry, please don't cry. I-I didn't mean to make you cry..." Mangle stammers, feeling bad.
"I-It's fine..." I swallow the lump in my throat, trying not to burst into a waterfall of tears.
"I will just leave you be now." Mangle sighs and goes back into the ceiling. Steve approaches my office with some dude. The man beside him has shoulder length, curly brown hair, fiery eyes and a bright smile in his perfectly chiseled face.
"I'm Ross, I needed to come and get a puppy?" Ross looks at me, hoping I am the right person.
"You betcha." I reply, holding out Jr. He lifts her into his arms and she licks his face.
"Thanks, ma'am. Have a wonderful night." Ross replies, winks then walks out. Steve redirects his attention to me.
"Okay then. How is your night going so far?" He asks.
"It's going alright, busy really. Yours?" I raise my eyebrows.
"It is going rather nicely. Well behaved staff here, I like it." Steve replies.
"We have some pretty good workers here, some are bad. The animatronics have their ticks, malfunctions and all that... But, oh well." I shrug.
"I see, I see. I will allow you to get back to your work." Steve flashes a divine smile then he is off to his office. I pull out my phone and decide to try and call my dad. It rings a few times then I finally get an answer.
"Need something?" John asks.
"I just miss you. You need to come back soon." I reply.
"No, not anytime soon." He answers.
"Busy, I guess... Anyway, you should be happy to know that Ryker and I broke up..." I mutter.
"Krystal..." He sighs.
"Well, I know you didn't like us together s-"
"It's not that I didn't like you and him dating, okay? I am just worried about your safety and well... I just don't want you ending up with an animatronic... No offense but I would rather you be with a human. I could see how happy you were with Ryker and I was hoping while I was gone, he would have taken good care of you. Finding out you two broke up, the thought actually saddens me. I have never seen you so happy. Just do me a favor, don't date Mike or an animatronic. Make your father happy." John explains, his voice cracking up.
"Okay dad... I won't date Mike or an animatronic... And the break up between Ryker and I... Was... Mutual." I answer.
"Okay... I still wanna kick his ass because I know you're broken inside. I will try to make it home soon... Okay? I love you so much, I always will." John responds then the line disconnects. Is he okay...? I sincerely hope he's alright. I worry about John, always. Trying not to worry, I monitor the place and find Nico in the main room with Bonnie, Springtrap and Bonbon. It looks like she is showing Bonnie some ultrasound pictures. I smile.
"Wanna go see Nico before she leaves?" Ryker's voice startles me. I jump and look at him.
"Sure..." I respond, locking my laptop, again. I rise from my seat and walk over to him, folding my arms over my chest.
"Are you alright?" He asks.
"Yeah." I lie. Him and I walk to the main room.
"I really hope you're okay, you seem... Off." Ryker murmurs as we walk.
"I told my dad about our break up... He was oddly saddened by it." I mention.
"Wait... What?" Ryker looks at me, shocked, stopping in his tracks in the middle of the hallway. I turn my attention to him.
"Yeah... He was saddened... I guess it was the happiest he had seen me..." I mutter.
"So, he actually approved of us... Wow..." Ryker narrows his eyes.
"Yeah..." I sigh.
"And we broke up... Because of the stupid time frame..." He sighs.
"Yeah, basically." I nod.
"I am an idiot..." Ryker groans.
"No... It was a mutual agreement..." I mutter. He cups my face in his hands and crashes his lips on mine. My eyes widen but I don't push away. My eyes slowly shut as my lips move with his. As we are kissing, I grab his wrists slowly. Not breaking the kiss, I back up against the wall. After a few minutes, he slowly pulls back and his piercing blue eyes meet my brightened hazel eyes. Both of us exhale softly. He then leans down and presses his lips to mine again, this time much softer and loving. I kiss him softly then we both pull back again.
"T-To the main room..." I whisper. He nods and we head to the main room. Nico directs her attention to us. She looks tired but happy.
"Krystal, hi! I just came in to show Bonnie my ultrasound pictures." She approaches me and shows me the pictures. I smile as I see a bunny sort of figure.
"Awe, that is cute." I look at her.
"Thank you. Want to feel?" She gestures to her belly. I nod and place my hands over her large, swollen belly, gently rubbing around. A small kick on my hand makes me smile and I look at Nico.
"That is their way of saying 'Hello'." Nico smiles sleepishly.
"It's so cute." I smile at her. Bonbon walks in here and looks at her belly.
"W-Wow! You are totally huge!!" He gasps and walks over to us.
"Um... Yeah... It's actually kind of embarrassing..." She flushes, embarrassed.
"Can I feel it?" He asks. She nods in approval. Bonbon gently places his hands on her swollen belly, rubbing around gently.
"You should go home and rest, Nico, you look tired." I suggest as Bonbon stops feeling her belly.
"I am. Dad, wanna take me back home?" She asks.
"Yes. I will see you all around." Ryker replies. He hugs me with one arm then leaves with his daughter. Of course, Nico kisses Bonnie before she leaves. I watch them leave, a serious expression on my face. With a sigh, I begin to tread back to my office, my arms crossed over my chest.
"Krystal, wait." I hear Bonnie then look back, watching him approach me. Once he is beside me, we begin walking.
"What is it?" I look over at him.
"What happened between you and Ryker?" He asks.
"We broke up..." I answer.
"Oh goodness, I am sorry..." Bonnie places his hand on my shoulder.
"It's fine. I'd like to go back to my work..." I murmur then head back to my office...
ANOTHER TIME SKIP:
It is 5am, Bonnie, Bonbon and Springtrap are in my office. Bonnie is playing guitar to keep the awkward silence away. Bonbon is dancing, he's crazy. Springtrap is just sitting on a box.
"Hey Springtrap, can you dance?" I ask.
"Not really..." He replies. I rise from my seat and walk over to him, holding out my hand. He places his hand in mine and I pull him to his feet gently. I place his right hand on my hip and interlock my right hand fingers with his left.
"It's rather simple. Follow my footsteps." I gesture to our feet. I step back and he steps forward, a little too far and steps on my foot.
"O-Oh! Sorry!" He panics.
"No, it's okay. I've taken many beatings in my life, don't worry. Just breathe and be gentle." I whisper. He and I begin to make a small box, me leading the way. He is getting the hang of it.
"This seems pretty simple." Springtrap smiles.
"Dancing is simple. You go with the flow of it." I return the gesture. As we are dancing, I hear shouting in the distance.
"KRYSTAL!! BONNIE!!!" Enrique runs in here.
"What is it?!" I ask.
"N-N-Nico, she... She went into... Labor!!!" He pants. Bonnie drops his guitar and starts running. Bonbon runs after him and Enrique, tripping on the way but then getting back up and running. Springtrap and I look at each other then sprint after them. We run out into a stormy night, but that is the least of our concern... I sprint behind the boys...
TO BE CONTINUED IN CHAPTER 15...