Dmitriy looked down at Noel, both confused and overjoyed. He didn't let her go from his arms.
"What are you doing here?" he asked her.
"I came here to help you," Noel said quietly.
He frowned. "With what?"
"You live in an abandoned shopping centre, Dmitriy," she said.
He stepped back from her. "Out of choice, not necessity."
There was a sound of a giggle Dmitriy hadn't heard for over five years. He turned, only to see Kat spinning around, in the arms of Kaito no less.
"Kat!" he exclaimed, causing them to leap apart. He continued in Russian, "What on earth are you doing?"
Kat blushed--she actually blushed. She glanced at Kaito and her blush deepened further still. Dmitriy stared suspiciously at Kaito, who he guessed had a lot to do with Ekaterina's sudden change of behaviour.
"Kaito and I are together again," Kat murmured in their native tongue.
"And I assume he is to blame for your disappearance last night?"
"No, I went to him," she said defiantly, crossing her arms and sticking her chin out slightly. He couldn't help but smile. The old Kat was back, for a moment anyway. Then her eyes landed on Noel behind him. "Noel?"
"Hi," she said quietly.
"What are you doing here? We told you to stay away; you're going to get yourself killed," Kat said.
"Someone already tried," Dmitriy said quietly.
"You deal with it?" she asked.
He nodded. "I was looking for you; found her by accident."
"Seriously, Noel, you need to get out of here. Now, preferably," Kat said.
"And if I don't want to?" Noel challenged.
Kat turned to Dmitriy. "Can I please deal with her memories?"
"No, we've discussed this, be reasonable."
"I need to go," Kaito said, glancing at a watch on his wrist.
"See you later," Kat said quietly, turning to him.
Kaito kissed her briefly, but it immediately became more passionate, to the point where Dmitriy was sure they'd forgotten they weren't alone. He cleared his throat and crossed his arms over his chest. They pulled apart and Kaito mouthed something that looked a lot like, 'I love you'. Ekaterina grinned and mouthed back, 'I love you too'.
When Kaito was out of earshot, Dmitriy said, "Please don't tell me that's going to be a common occurrence."
Kat just grinned. She walked over and Dmitriy wasn't sure whether to be suspicious of Kaito, or happy that the real Kat was back. He settled for something in between and turned back to Noel.
"You need to go, it's not safe for you here," he said.
"Why not?" Noel asked.
"I'll leave you two to it," Kat said quietly before turning and leaving.
Dmitriy looked over Noel.
"Why not?" she asked again, her voice softer this time.
"Because we're not the only ones who live here, Noel."
"Why do you live here though?"
"Because there's no place for us in society. We've tried."
The sound of footsteps approaching resonated through the corridors.
"You need to go. Now, seriously."
"No," Noel said, trying to put on a front to hide her fear.
"Then we're both going," he said, grabbing her arm and pulling her out of the window.