Now that summer break was over, Katsuma had to become adjusted to school again. God, how that bored him. He just sat around, usually, lazily, and answered things when he needed to. *He wasn't super excited to go back, but he needed to get ready. Almost robotically, he sat up from where he was, which was his living room couch. Being lazy like usual...
"Mom!", he called out, and waited for a reply. Nothing came back; he was home alone. His mom was probably out working. Ever since his dad died in a car accident, things had been rough. His mom had to take up another job to support them. But, it never bothered them much. Katsuma cared for his and his mother's well-being, but it never really crossed his mind much.
Glancing around the room, he found his shoes under the other couch. Sighing, he crossed the room to retreive them. Well, attempted to retrieve them; upon intiating the walk to the other couch, he hit his shin on the coffee table in the middle of the room.
"Ouch!", he shrieked before collapsing to the floor, wincing in pain. He heard footsteps progressing towards him.
Is Mom home...? he thought, but upon opening his eyes he saw what was a little... No, wait, a BIG tortoise, with a helmet on its head. "Are you okay?" it asked with a groggy voice, like its mouth was full of water. "Umm, yeah, thanks... Are you, like, some late birthday present from my mom or something?" Katsuma pondered and, simultaneously, asked the tortoise-like creature. "Birthday... What?" it asked, looking confused. Then it laughed and told him, "NO, silly, I'm Kamemon!"
"Kamemon?" he asked. "Yeah, Katsuma, I'm your partner!" Kamemon replied.
"Wait, hold it. Partner? Partner in what? And how do you know my name?!" Katsuma sputtered out, surprised. "What's going on?" he asked, putting on his shoes.
"C'mon!" Kamemon spoke, dragging Katsuma by the hand through a closet door, sprinting as fast as his little tortoise legs could take him. When they entered the closet, it wasn't exactly a closet...