It was just to stuffy to stay in the apartment when it was such a nice day outside.
And K was with Michael and Ark.
Finally, after getting Michael settled, he dragged them both to the park. Michael didn't know it yet, but Ark was going to be his new bodyguard a.k.a babysitter.
And Ark had come to Japan with flying colours! He'd really came in for him this time. K knew he owed Ark bigtime..but he thought it was fair ante after all the time Ark got to spend with his ex-wife, Judy. Pfff! It made K terribly jealous at the time...Ark saw more of her than he did! But in the end his best friend came when he called...ok, begged, but he came nonetheless.
Now that Ark had blackmail material on him, he would have to be nice. He'd let Ark win a few extra hands of rock, scissors, paper...he'd treat him and Michael to kakigori...it's a snow cone! It comes in all kinds of flavours and besides that...there was a playground here for Michael to play on.
Michael was getting to be a big boy, eight years old and growing everyday. K was the proud dad, he reveled in it. His son was staying with him now...how much better does life get? K's thoughts drifted off to bedding Hiro just then...well, now THAT would make life perfect.
"So, Michael you're going to have to start school soon, and this big gorilla guy, his name is Ark, he's going to watch you when daddy can't, ok?" K told the boy.
K grinned at Ark impishly.
"You're still cool with this, right? Watching Michael for me?" K asked Ark, "I'll toss in a tub of chocolate mint ice cream every week, too."
Ark was having a good day. First the open house and now a day at the park with his best friend and Michael. It couldn't get much better than this. Michael seemed to have grown up some in the time since he had left the states, he was definitely getting taller.
"So, Michael you're going to have to start school soon, and this big gorilla guy, his name is Ark, he's going to watch you when daddy can't, ok?"
Ark rolled his eyes at K's imp grin. Really, introducing him to the boy Judy had had him babysit so many times. Sometimes K could be so odd.
"Yeah and we'll do all sorts of fun things and not let him join the club, right Michael?" He smiled, his tone lightly joking. Michael was a good kid. Of course he was, he was K's son.
"You're still cool with this, right? Watching Michael for me?" "I'll toss in a tub of chocolate mint ice cream every week, too."[/]
"Of course I'm fine with it K, Michael is a cool kid..." Ark smiled at Michael and then his mind dropped all other thoughts after the last statement. Mint chocolate... his major weakness... every week? He really hoped K wasn't joking. He loved that ice cream. He'd have to be careful not to eat too much of it. He did need to stay in shape still.
"Isn't that right Michael? I vote we make K get us some of that kakigori he promised us now. I think I saw some swings over there..." Ark grinned at K. He never forgot free food and he was in a far better mood than usual today, it was making the nice day even better.