17 Chapter 17: Chiko“s Small But Unusual World Part 2
It is now around seven o' clock in the morning and Chiko just finished eating his breakfast. He did a final check to the house and the animals on his small farm.
Chiko wore a white t-shirt, black pants, and a red cotton jacket he would always tie in his waist, and a heavy-looking black boots. Chiko loved these boots despite it weighing almost a kilo each. He happens to find these shoes thrown in the garbage and after checking it out, Chiko decided to wear it.
Before leaving the house, Chiko took one last glance to his grandmother's picture in the table.
"I'm going to school now Lola." He said while waving at the photo.
"I will do just like what you wanted me to do. I will take this scholarship and finish college to find a better life. You better watch me, Lola."
With a teary eye and a simple smile, Chiko left the house. Birang was already waiting in the wooden gate. Chiko knew that it was waiting for him and it seems to have already understood that he will be going to school starting today.
Chiko rode in Birang's back for quite a distance, When reaching a small river, Lolong was already waiting at the shoreline. It seems to be waiting for him to give him a ride going to school via the river. Chiko smiles seemingly expecting this unusual friend of him.
a few minutes later, Chiko arrived at a remote shoreline just outside the forest's border closest to the school. He made sure no one's around or else people would found out about Lolong's existence. Chiko jumped high towards the ground, bid Lolong goodbye and started walking towards the school's direction. It would still take quite a walk so Chiko started running.
Seeing his figure leaving, Lolong's eyes are still fixed on the young man's back. A while later it turned around and went back to where they came from. Lolong arrived at the spot and Birang was still there standing. But this time, a green phyton was coiling around a branch of a nearby tree and a sounder of pigs seemingly waiting for his arrival.
Lolong slowly opened its mouth and a cold and majestic voice can be heard.
"The kid has left, now let's talk," A voice that came from Lolong came out.