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  1. Pandemonium

    The Last Skycity

    Prologue: In a world that was ages ago torn by conflict that caused the very earth to erupt her fury, had become a unstable environment with the very oceans forcing ever inwards. Humanity, fearing for its survival hastily began the Sky-City Project, a project that had been in the works for years but had never quite gotten the attention needed for funding. The government passed bill after bill, taxing the rich and poor alike to fund this project. It took years, but with the funding from the government and the threat of extinction looming, humanity took to the skies in eight sky cities. The cities were remarkable pieces of work, each one holding a functioning, thriving city. With the ability to filter water from the clouds, and with artificial agriculture, these floating behemoths averted the thought of crisis. Their ability to stay aloft due to the remarkable steam engineering that powered giant rotating blades beneath the city. Years passed and humanity slowly began to lose interest in the ground below as with all cities, crime and poverty crept slowly upon them. They became completely engrossed in their own worries, their own trivialities and the latest fashions worn by the nobility. As the crimes became more and more severe, the cities began using a very cruel form of punishment. They would take the prisoners below the cities and push them off the edge into what they believed was the waiting waters below to die a cruel, slow death. It wasn’t long before the greed of the royal family had them seeking to control other cities and thus began the Great War. The Great War was brutal and taxing on the cities and many fell before the armies of other cities. Many feared it would be the end of humanity for good. Amongst the chaos, one sky city chose to stay out of the war and in order to protect its secrecy the Secret Corps was formed. The Secret Corps was established to eliminate any potential knowledge of this peaceful city from being found or sold to other cities. They were also the ones who commanded the city militia when there were skirmishes. They were both feared and loved by the populace. Everyone wanted to know how to apply while many others sought to have them destroyed for personal benefit. Each Corps officer was specially chosen and went under challenges that oftentimes resulted in the deaths of those too weak to handle it. Each officer upon commission was given a sword, there were seven in all. Each one bore a name. Justice, Mercy, Sacrifice, Love, Trust, Harmony and Peace; these were the seven virtues that each officer adopted and bore. Upon the end of the Great War, the last remaining sky city felt truly alone. They were the remnants of humanity. When ideologists sought counsel to recommend returning to the ground, they all vanished without a trace before the counsel. The Crown sought to quiet these disappearances for fear of riots and rebellion. Slowly, and mysteriously the Secret Corps officers began to disappear too. Something brewed on the horizon. Something dark, something wanted humanity to remain in the heavens and afraid of the ground.
  2. It was a warm and sunny autumn, a time of Halloween and festivities. Everyone, including the children prepared for the event. Each person working on their part they would contribute to the festival. Among the busily working children at Shady Oak’s Middle School was myself, William Trump. I wasn’t a popular kid or a well-liked child. I hid my face behind overly large glasses, and dirty, long brown hair. You could see myself bent over a piece of my work, working just as hard as any child. But I was alone, I had few friends. “Hey, William,” Charles, one of the few who could almost be considered a friend of mine, sat down across from me at the work bench. I grunted a “Hey.” in response, but paid Charles no more attention than one would pay an annoying sibling. Charles shrugged, and pulled out his project. It was a large brown piece of paper, with faint outlines of shapes on it. “So, what you doing for your project, Wil?” I stopped my working, and brushed a stray hair from in front of my glasses, that were too big and slid down my face. I pushed the stubborn glasses back up and on to the bridge of my nose. I looked down at my work in front of me. From Charles position, the scraps of paper hid it from view. But to myself, I didn’t know what I was drawing. On my large piece of cardboard paper was the drawing of an old, broken down house with boarded up windows. The Milburn’s house, yes that was it. “Here.” I slid Charles my piece of cardboard, sliding the paper over the smooth wood like butter. “Nicely done, Wil. So what’re you doing for Halloween?” Charles said, before he could stop his tongue. It carried away sometimes, and got him into trouble. I looked at him lost for a moment, and grabbed my project. I stuffed it messily into my bag, and ran outside. My teacher, Mrs. Shroom asking me to stop and what was wrong. I ignored her, and kept going. I ran out through the door of the school. Stopping, and angrily berating himself for forgetting his jacket. The cold autumn chill nipped at him on his bare skin, beginning to form goose bumps. The leaves fluttered to the ground, messing up the janitor’s early raking. I ran, not bothering to look back. I ran until his lungs burned, and screamed for oxygen. I continued to run, until his legs felt like rubber and ached with each stride. I stopped beside a large oak. It’s gnarly branches, bare of their leaves formed a safe haven where I could rest. I flung my book bag down on the hard ground, and sat down roughly. I buried his tear-rimmed eyes in my hands, and cried. It wasn’t fair, why did my parents have to have been killed in that accident. Why couldn’t they have listened to me, and stayed at home with me. But no, they had to go to the party. I remember clearly what my father had said that night before he’d died, “Son, I know you don’t want us to leave you alone. But you’re getting to be a big boy now, and we aren’t going to be around all the time. Dry up those tears, and give me a hug.” My father helped me wipe away the tears. “Remember son, we’ll always be in your heart if you miss us.” That was my mother speaking, giving me a hug and light kiss on the forehead. I felt my forehead, which had grown hot with his sobs. Faintly he could still feel the touch of his mother’s soft lips. The faint smell of my mother’s perfume, and the mark her lipstick branded. I remembered, smiling about how I’d later mischievously had rubbed it off. I looked up at the sound of a car approaching by. In the window, I could see the faint image of a old, grey face. The hair was as white as snow, and his face was smiling. The car stopped, a black sedan with tinted windows. It screeched slightly as the old brakes hidden behind the shiny whitewash tires brought the car to a slow stop. The old man, his face alight behind the wrinkles. Showing a younger side, that you wouldn’t have noticed otherwise. His old joints creaked when he moved, and his arthritic hands shook as he reached down. His old hand felt like rough leather in my smooth, sweaty palm. I grabbed his hand eagerly, like a drowning person reaches for a life raft. His rough, bark-like hand anchored my mind back to the present. I smiled, pushing my glasses back up on to the bridge of my nose. “What’s the matter child? No, don’t tell me here. Wait until we get back to my place and have something to wet our throat’s. Would your parents mind?” The old man asked eagerly, getting ahead of himself. He’d almost forgotten to ask the boy about whether or not his parent’s would mind. It’d been so long though, since he’d had any company. “They won’t mind.” I lied, the fib coming easily now after so many rehearsals. I didn’t want to tell the stranger the truth, but he seemed like a nice, old man. Maybe I’d get some cookies. I followed the old man, back into the sedan. I opened the big door, remembering to jog back and get my book bag. I climbed into the old car, sitting down on the old leather seat. I slid backwards in the big seat, but quickly buckled the seat. The old man looked over and smiled, and I couldn’t help it. I smiled back. He started the car. It started slowly, almost stubbornly. The engine revved for a minute, and the car started smoothly forward. We drove for an hour, or maybe it was a few minutes. I couldn’t tell. The car bounced over the potholes, and cracks in the old road. The trees passed lazily by, and the birds chirped happily in the trees. I rested my head in my palm, and stared at the scenery while the old man continued to drive us to our unknown destination. Finally the car turned on to a long gravel road that snaked it’s way back into the woods. The car rocked slightly in the change of terrain, but the tires moved again when they found traction. The road, took us back deeper into the heart of the woods. I saw an deer, stare at us lazily and unafraid as it chewed the grass poking out of it’s mouth. I laughed at that, but stopped quickly so the laugh turned into a sort of hiccup. I looked over my left shoulder to see what the old man was doing. He was staring in a dreamy sort of way ahead of us. I panicked slightly, but I told my jitters to calm down. I smoothed my rumpled clothing, and played with the zipper on my book bag. I zoned out, lost in the outside world and it’s beauty. “We’re here.” The old man replied, his voice full of emotion. I think you’d call it love, and I caught a slight hint of hatred. I looked up, to see something I never imagined. The house in my drawing, But it wasn’t boarded up, or even slightly rundown as I imagined it to be. The man stopped the car, and removed the key from the ignition. I pulled the big handle on the inside of the door, and opened it. I stepped out, the gravel crunching beneath my feet. The old man was already up to the door, holding it open. I jogged over, and stepped through the threshold. The house was decorated like one straight out of the 60’s. Including the large television box with the small monitor. I stepped on to the old rug, which rustled beneath my feet stirring up the dust bunnies. I sneezed slightly into my sleeve. I began to explore, and taking the silence from the old man as encouragement. I examined everything within the house, not touching anything as if it were toxic. I saw things and pictures of places I couldn’t even begin to believe. I saw the Eiffel Tower in a black and white photo with a picture of a man standing with a woman, both smiling and waving at the camera. I saw vacuum cleaners that wouldn’t even suck up enough dirt worth the electricity bill increase they were sure to have brought about. I returned to the downstairs to find the old man sitting in a large, reading chair with two cups of lemonade. He motioned to the other stair placed facing his, and he lifted the glass of lemonade and placed it on the counter next to the chair. The old man’s movements were precise and quick despite his age. I sat down, sighing as I sank into the soft, cushioning of the chair. The old man returned to his seat, and crossed his fingers. Obviously waiting for me to try the lemonade. Was it poisoned, I wondered. I stared hard at the cup, watching every little bead of water that sweated trail down the side making a path through the foggy, cold exterior. I lifted the cup to my lips, and sipped it at first. But as the lemonade awakened my taste buds with the effect of an volcano erupting or an avalanche shaking the earth, I tilted the glass more and then more. I couldn’t get enough of the liquid, and I sighed when I felt no more fall into my mouth. I returned the cup, calmly and gentlemanlike to the counter. The old man sighed happily, contented. Now, where should I begin?” The old man sighed, and scratched the bald plate that was taking over where his hair used to be. “Begin what?” I asked eagerly, enthusiastic. I began to ponder over what he wanted to tell, it must be a story. Yes, a story. “I know,” The old man began clearing his throat. It sounded like a rake being dragged through a large pile of gravel. “This story is true, in all accounts. I could probably scrounge up the people in the story if you’re really interested.” This received an eager nod from me. “Alright then, well the year was 1937. Yes quite awhile ago. It was a warm, sunny autumn day in the month of August. The leaves had begun to change hues, and the trees had begun to prepare for their winter slumber. The school year had begun, and Fredrick was like any other normal teenager. Eager to stir up trouble, and do dangerous things. Some of them he would later regret to do. Allow me to tell you what he did that he would have to pay for….” Fredrick walked the halls of Shady Oak’s Middle School. He was a handsome boy, around the age of thirteen. Just hitting the years of puberty, and his voice had begun to deepen. He was the coolest guy on the basketball, baseball, and football team. He was a real athlete. One of a kind. One of his friends, Harry. Who would play an important role later in the story, no don’t ask questions boy. Harry stopped Fred, that was his nickname, and asked him what he was doing later that evening. Fred replied to Harry that he wasn’t doing anything. Harry asked Fred if he’d like to try something dangerous tonight. Fred, his testosterone pounding in his eardrums replied dumbly, Yes. Later that night, Fred arrived at the destination stated on the note handed to him from Harry. He looked up, and there it was. The Milburn’s House, dark and mysterious in the flashing strokes of lightning that lit up the sky like Chinese fireworks. The rain pounded on the hood of his jacket, and he zipped up his jacket tighter against the cold. He heard the sound of sneakers pounding on the concrete, and turned to see Harry running towards him carrying a flashlight that bobbed with each stride. “Hey, Harry.” Fred stated trying to remember why he agreed to this in the first place, but knowing he couldn’t back out now. He was too far in, and he didn’t want to ruin his perfect reputation back at school. “Hey, Fred.” Harry replied smiling, and pulling out a cigarette. He lit it, and puffed a few. He offered it to Fred, but he refused. Fred was an athlete and knew how important his lungs were. Harry cursed when the wind snuffed his cigarette, and he tossed it on the ground and grounded it out with the heel of his shoe. “What are we doing here?” “You’re going to go in there and bring something out?” “What?!!!?” Fred screamed, his anger boiling in his throat. “Come on, you ain’t a panzy is ya?” Harry asked, his failure in grammar class apparent. “No, I’m not. But I’m not going in there!” “Fine, I’ll tell everyone you’re a panzy.” Harry replied tauntingly, staying out of the reach of Fred’s hitting range. “Fine, I’ll do it.” Fred replied, gulping nervously. “Ok then, get to it.” Fred walked up the worn out path that led to the Melburn’s place, walking over the broken cobblestones. The house was built based on colonial ages, including the overhanging balcony. Fred jumped at the sound of the thunder roaring in the sky, but grudged on when he heard Harry snicker. Fred, opened the door to the house and stepped in. Harry watched him from his hidden spot behind the bushes in the street. He even heard the sound of the door closing. He waited, listening to the minutes tick by on his Casio watch. He waited, and he waited. Scared, he ran home and alerted the authorities. The authorities searched the house the next day, but there was no sign of Fred.” I stared at the old man, not completely believing a word of his story, until I saw the glint in his eyes. That one of mischievous deeds of a younger child, a young teen. “You’re….hhhhiii-m.” I stuttered, my mouth not quite working properly, and the cushion seemed to big at that time. I stirred in my seat, my mind screaming Leave now, run away. But my body wouldn’t budge, my curiosity had won over my fear. “How?” I asked, simply. “That’s another story, child.” The old man replied, that look boring into mine. I flinched backwards, but held my ground mentally. “Tell me.” I demanded. “It’s getting late, and it’s time for you to leave before your parents worry.” The old man replied, and I turned to look at the time. “What parents?” I replied turning back around to find an empty reading chair. I was left alone in the house, with a mindful of questions and just a glass of lemonade. I grabbed the glass, and downed it. The intoxicating liquid tasting wonderful in my throat. I ran out of the front door, and up the driveway back towards town. I looked back once at the end of the drive, to see that same old man looking at me. But then I saw that nervous child, afraid but not afraid. I turned, and ran down the streetlight lit road.
  3. Pandemonium

    More Than Human

    It was just midnight when I realized that everything had gone wrong. The wail of sirens only urged my tired, and weary body that practically ached of fatigue. I could hear the sounds of the explosion as it ripped the building apart. My target, my mission. I had failed, where had I failed to see the subtle clues that they knew. I had been forced to act before the proper time, and hence my current predicament. I was running from the cops, and they knew who I was. Hell, they even had fingerprint identification. I was as good, as well..screwed. I could run, but for how long before the meager earnings I made from my mercenary career ran dry. I ran faster, urged on by the screaming sirens. I ran harder, ran until my lungs ached with pain. I couldn't stop, not with how far in I was. I could not hope to run from them forever. I had failed, and if the cops didn't get me. Well, then my contact would. He didn't accept failures, and I began to wonder if this hadn't been anything but a set up all along. I raced through the alleyways, climbing metal fences, and jumping cars in my desperate need to escape pursuit. I heard it too late, the sound of tires screeching as they attempted to halt a vehicle moving much too fast in a area much too small. I couldn't feel the disturbance in the air, nor could I hear the sound of the horn. I felt it before my mind accepted the idea that it was there. My body was flung like a piece of candy into the alley wall. The next thing I heard was a door being opened, and the sound of running feet. Already my vision blurred, and I began to drift into the embracing arms of unconsciousness. "Help! Someone help me! I need an ambulance in the alley behind the Westminster Apartment Complex, he is bleeding badly. Hurry..quickly! No! No! Stay awake!" The voice faded in an out as I drifted deeper, and deeper into the blackness. My bruised eyes opened into slits, and I observed a light flashing over my eyes..I could feel my torn, and battered body being shifted onto something soft. I lifted a hand, and tried to wave them off, but the motion was too much. I drifted back into unconsciousness. Before I knew what was happening, I was watching myself from a different view. Watching from the beginning. ----------------------------------------------- I walked in through the large glass doors, into a bustling center of business. I could see the hurried pace of many of the employees as they sought to accomplish some unknown task amongst the complex. I stood there in the center of the crowd, my attire looking out of place in the fancy suits, and dresses of the other employees. I wasn't an employee, nor did my bit of work actually consider itself more than the basic chore completed by a person in need of cash. Lots of it, and some of my employers had the pockets to pay for my service. "Fancy place." I muttered, in feigned amazement. I'd seen places that made this place seem tiny in comparison in both funding and employees. I shifted my hand to the concealed magnum at my belt hidden beneath the folds of my raven black trench coat. I wasn't one to attract attention, I was an average looking male. I was around 6 ft plus 4 or 5 inches of muscle. I was trim, but athletic with ear length, wavy black hair and mint green eyes. I had a scar running down the front of my face, but that was average in a world torn apart by the powerful and the weak's desire to remove the powerful. I moved quickly through the crowded lobby, observing faintly the large aquarium that formed a semi-circle up the steps leading deeper into the complex, and formed a tube above a hallway allowing entry into the elevators. I quickly stepped under the aquarium, noting the deadly fish that swam it's depths. I knew this man was dangerous, and highly valued dead or alive. I would get a pay bonus if I brought him in alive. I guess it had everything to do with another higher power being able to torture them until they died from either pain or the need to escape it. I pushed the cleverly identified arrow pointing up, and was glad to find it illuminate as it's computer called the elevator back down. I sat patiently, maintaining a steady grip on the briefcase I carried and it's deadly contents. I had enough C4 explosives to blow an entire section of this complex into rubble. I hoped it wouldn't come to that, because then it made my job much, much more difficult than I preferred. I began to tap the soles of my dress shoes on the tiled flooring. I was glad to hear the annoying clicking that ensued. I was satisfied seconds later to hear a ding, and watched as the doors slid open to reveal a group of employees who shuffled out, completely ignorant of the stranger. They were paid to work, not to be security. I pushed in the appropriate floor, and waited as the elevator rose up through the complex. It's wires pulling without tiring, without strain. The elevator rose until the wall became glass that allowed me to observe just how high I was up. I was glad I'd brought my parachute, because when I'd done my job there would be commotion, and security which meant cops. I hate cops, they may serve for the better good, but in reality they used their position to better themselves. The elevator stopped at the 79th floor of the complex, and I walked out. I was satisfied to see two security guards who merely glanced at me as I walked into the central reception chamber of the CEO. I did a double take on the secretary, and knew she was too good looking to have brains. With an hourglass figure, a comely smile, two deep blue eyes, and luscious blond hair. She was chewing bubble gum, the classic impersonation of a secretary. "Name, and time of appointment." The secretary asked, her voice soft and musical. Hinting at something more than blockhead that normally served as a secretary for corporate heads. "Mr Willington, 4:00 PM." I replied just as curtly, though I didn't even wait for her to look up the nonexistent figure before I busted into the main chamber of the head CEO. He was busy reading some papers of some form of importance because he was so indulged in his work he failed to notice me enter. I walked up to him, and sat down in a chair opposite him. I slammed the briefcase down on to the table, and his head came up much too quickly, and I watched him grab his neck from the cramp the followed. "Who..are you..?" He replied, his Adam's apple bobbing with nervousness and fright. I could practically smell the stench of his fear. I enjoyed it, and I don't care if that makes me sick. I merely did the job, found a way out, and went on with my life. But that didn't mean I couldn't toy with my pawn. I watched as his finger attempted to nonchalantly press the button that would surely call the security. "Now. Now." I replied calmly, pulling the magnum from it's hidden holster. I pointed the barrel across the desk at the man's head, and made a tsk tsk motion with my free hand. I smiled, a smile of malevolence. "Why do you wish to kill me?" He asked nervously, his finger retreating to it's former position. I relaxed slightly in the cushioned seat of the chair, and leaned back. But the gun never wavered from it's aim. I was deadly accurate with a fire arm, and even more so in hand to hand combat. I'd been forced to do many things by hand that became messy. "I was paid to remove you from the game." I replied, sneering. I was enjoying his discomfort. "By whom?" He asked attempting to stall, and ferret out information. He was relying on his guards to realize that it was much too silent in his office, and come to investigate. My smile grew, and he ran a hand through his receding hair nervously. "That my friend isn't something you're permitted to know." I replied shrugging, but maintaining the aim on the man's forehead. All my employers cared about was security, and cover ups. All I cared for and needed was payment. I didn't care about anything else. Call me greedy, but I’m not going to be the one who is forced to starve on the street. I was growing bored with this man who thought he was oh so clever. I fired the shot, and the silencer made the bullet exit the barrel with barely the hint of leaving. I'd made one mistake though, before he'd died he had used my momentary thoughts to press the button. Already I could hear the sounds of security racing into the chamber. I walked calmly over to the door, opening my briefcase, and displaying the deadly explosives within. I pulled them out, and minutes later I had set the timer for around 10 minutes, and jammed the door. I finished adjusting the straps on my parachute before running full speed at the glass window, shooting as I ran. The glass shattered as my body impacted with the material. I could feel sharp pieces digging into my skin as eager to draw blood as a tick. Grunting with the minor pain I went into free fall. I enjoyed this part of the job the most, the ability to fly. Well not really fly, but glide. Sensing the appropriate altitude for deployment, I opened the chute. The material fanned out behind me as the umbrella caught on the wind. I didn't even realize the slowing of my descent as the parachute fully deployed. I adjusted the aim, and landed in a crouched position. Taking off my parachute, and running with the efficiency of the trained killer I was. I was up and running as the first explosive occurred. It shook the ground with it's intensity, and I looked back to observe a pillar of flame reach hungrily for the oxygen of the atmosphere. I kept running, and I could hear the sirens...I was running.... ------------------------------- "Ah, he is coming to." A satisfied voice claimed, and I knew I was in trouble. Given that this wasn't headquarters, and that wasn't my personal medic speaking. I knew I was in a hospital. Just like an angry wave, the smell engulfed me. I was hit with a bitter sense of nausea. I ground it down with trained efficiency, and observed the faintly illuminated room. I was in one of the few occupied beds, I attempted to move but was hit with a pain like iron needles in my side. I looked down to observe a bandage wrapped entirely around my abdomen. "Calm down sir, everything is ok." A nurse had rushed over when she noticed my attempts to stand. She held me down, and I soon complied, the pain becoming too great. I could feel myself wanting to sleep. But I couldn't. It would mean watching more. A doctor walked in and nodded to the orderly who released me obediently, and the doctor began to the common check ups a patient went through in a medical examination. I was asked to look at a point on the wall as he observed my retinas. He tsked, and jotted some notes down on his clipboard. I caught a glimpse of the word concussion, and knew I was in deeper than I'd thought. I could feel sleep tightening it's grip on me, and I could feel myself slipping. I watched as the doctor became fuzzy in my former perfect vision, and then it began to darken. Not only my senses, but my consciousness. I continued to slip deeper and deeper, away from the pain that ached unbearably in my abdomen. Away from all the past misdeeds and jobs. I failed to realize that I was sinking into a common state after a serious accident, and my mind realized before fading into the darkness that I was going to be gone for awhile. I closed my heavy-lidded eyes, and welcomed the coma with the arms of a brother. It embraced me in return and swept me into a state of peace. Meanwhile the doctor continue to observe his notes, and look at the body that had sank into a coma to heal wounds that had shown remarkable recovery from the state he arrived in the two days since the accident. Who was this man, and what was he doing running in the alleyway, oblivious to the warnings of the horn of the automobile. He pondered this as he closed the door to the room, and looked in the window at the peaceful state on the sleeping figure's features. This man was more than he looked, more than human if the results were true. He walked down the hall of the hospital, planning tests.
  4. The man walking down the heavily embroidered decorum of the Imperial Court, bore no identifying marks symbolizing his house. His armor was worn with the age, and tarnish of countless battles. His gait was that of a man accustomed to hardened leather of a saddle, and the weight of armor. His sword dripped with the blood of the two skewered guards lying in pools of their own lifeblood, their glazed eyes staring up in death. The tattered remnants of a cloak rustled in the stirring of an unseen breeze. His body shook with a plague with no cure, with no known cure. His eyes were those of one trapped, or cornered. Their irises dark red in contrast to the light blue pupil. Sprouting from his shoulders are two powerful tendons stretching, and expanding into the feathery apparatuses trailing limply behind him. Their once powerful, and majestic feathers ripped and bloody fell like death from the heavens. His mind was riddled with the voice of one not entirely sane, his mind bearing the plague of one not of flesh but of the mind. His intelligence melting with each passing rotation around the sun’s fulcrum. His armor rattled, and shook like the ringing sound of a bell tolling the dead. His hushed, heavy breathing dragged on like a animal choking on his own saliva. The body continued to die, while the mind existed. It’s only thoughts that of kill, kill, kill the betrayer. His conscious had passed from the prison of his shell. Leaving an empty, hollow mollusk in it’s place with minor primal awareness and instinctual demands upon the prison of it’s existence. The trail of blood, ruining the bright red sheen of the carpet, and the intricately lain designs within the carpeting, It’s tiny, woven cotton tufts forming dragons amongst a fiery grass. The large, heavy door shook upon their bolts sealing them with the precision of a expert mason. It’s thick stones hiding the cowering artificial ruler, a puppet. His spiritual teaching falling on deaf ears as his mind fell into the pits of insanity. His body was thin and frail, his face that of a weasel. His breath stank of the thick aroma of spices. His eyes, within their sockets were dull, unintelligent. Merely two pieces of marble from an vintage set. He hid behind a large, golden throne. A gift from tamed savages, crushed beneath the might of a Holy Crusade. His tiny teeth chewed on his fingernails, ripping them from the fleshy particles connecting them to their fingering appendages. Blood trailed from the thickly, clenched fist of his other hand. His sharp, animal nails digging into the tender flesh of his palm. His words fell like poison upon the populace, and his ‘potions’ created plaguing hallucinations. The wall rocked, beneath the inhumanly strength pounding against it. The wall would only last so long before crumbling, and this the puppet religious Pope knew. His holy kingdom, divine in the eyes of God had succumbed the to the evils of the flesh, avarice and intercourse. His holy body carried countless unholy plagues, and his hair was thick with maggots chewing unperturbed amongst the tender roots of hair. The ancient, wizened soldier fell the wall like countless other mighty nations that succumbed to the death that hung like an addicting presence over the ancient forged steel. It’s edge rang like a herd of stampeding bulls. The ancient man, cowering in his corner beheld a poisoned dagger. Cursed by the evils of the flesh, and sealed with his own life water. The wings of the soldier stirred amongst their broken, crumbled tendons. The few remaining feathers had snagged on the heavy, sharp edges of the debris. The puppet lifted his hand in accordance of the strings pulled by his master marionette. The hand fell like an toppling redwood, and struck through the armor. The puppet’s breath faded, it’s easy rhythm collapsing from the large steel protruding from his midsection. The two sides of the balance crumbled, the wings interlocking with the stained robes. The chiseled face of love amidst that of avarice. The balance could never be changed, the events would be catastrophic, an ending of the world. The two limp forms remained in a interlocking embrace amidst their death. Their bodies symbolizing the good and evil within the soul of each bipedal intellectual organism.
  5. Pandemonium

    The Story Around the Fire

    Short story I wrote for my Advanced English class in high school, probably needs editing and what not but I was quite proud of it. ----- The day was cold, and dark clouds rumbled their fury. Rain pounded the roof, and lightning danced through the sky. It didn't disrupt the joyous singing and dancing commencing within the great hall of Herot. I sat lazily upon my throne, encrusted with jewels that shone in dazzling arrays of colors when the fire reflected off them. I scratched a callused hand through my scraggly beard before returning it to it's greedy touch on the gold encrusted goblet. The goblet's surface was smooth and textured, hinting at the soft almost airy touch of the craftsman's fingers as he worked on his masterpiece. I lifted the goblet to my mouth and the hungry throat that awaited it there. Almost seeming to demand it's thirst to be fed by the heavy, syrupy drink. It fell down my throat, tingling the sensitive passageway on it's way down. I shivered despite the heavy fur cloak that rested upon my shoulders; but, not from the cold seeping through the tiny cracks ,hidden in the mason's masterwork, only to be forced back out by the fires scorning flames. No, I shivered from the warm, heated filling that the mead awoke on it's passage. I replaced the goblet beside my plate on the smooth, masterful carved piece of wood that served as my table, and belched contentedly. I turned to the other throne placed adjacently beside mine. There I saw the comforting, loving eyes of my love. My wife, Welthow. I smiled, and cupped my callused hand, worn with the swordsman's grip, over her smooth, soft hand. She returned my warming smile, and placed her hand comfortingly in mine and squeezed gently. I arose quietly and dignified from my throne, gifted with the love of God. I raised a hand in a signal for quiet. The loud, joyous conversations around each comforting fire began to dim slowly. The fires of my people danced before the flickering flames, as I gazed throughout my great hall. Herot, the pride of my people and my rule. "Hail, Hrothgar!" It started as a single voice among hundreds, but grew in volume as each voice added it's to the chorus. The chanting, full of love and respect, reverberated throughout the hall. "Quiet my people, allow your gracious and humble king a chance to speak before you all." My voice coming through my cracked lips, seemed less commanding than in the vibrant days of my youth. As if my great sails, once so proudly blowing in the wind, have slowed and begun to tear. The chanting began to slowly quiet, somewhere it must've started again. I stirred restlessly within my fur cloak, which seemed to hot all of a sudden. I fiddled with the gold collar about my neck, the gold was warm to the touch but not scornful. The sign of my rule, and my power as a king. "Thank you for coming to this feast, every last one of you. That includes you troublemakers, as well. (There was some snickering at that.) We, my people, have gathered in this great hall today to celebrate another victory. (Loud cheers erupted, but quieted at the look hinting there was more for me to say.) Today we won, through our courage and spirit. Many warriors we lost today, but none will be forgotten in our hearts. Continue with your feasts, but remember. Without friend's sacrifices, the world isn't worth living in." I raised my goblet, and rose it in a cheer. Drowning the addicting liquid like a cow chews cud. The warm liquid tasted like heaven to my throat, parched from the long speech. Speaking, once so easy that the words flowed from my lips like a river through it's bed or a talented musician plucks the strings of his instrument from memory and practice. But, now the words dam at the tip of my tongue and lay there out of my reach. Hour passed by, with the happy conversations beginning to die down as men settled down within their blankets near the cozy, sleepy flames of the fires. I retired with my beautiful Welthow to our chambers, and the warm blankets of sleep that awaited my tired eyes. But, as we lay nestled together beneath the warm, thick, fur blankets warm and content I couldn't sleep. I reached out, and rested a toned, muscled arm over her. I listened awhile to the slow and rhythmic breathing of her as she nested among the warmth of sleep. I turned my tired eyes, and gazed at the roof. Though I was looking at the ceiling, I saw through to the stars almost as if the ceiling were made of transparent glass. The storm had long ago during the festivities and joyous partying. I chuckled quietly within my mind at the thought of the angry storm blackening the sky and raging it's fury over the ocean where none were aware of it. The stars formed constellations of gods, and other holy entities. Some of them, long since forgotten from the days of Earth when she was young. A lazy cloud straggled by, a smudge upon the midnight canvas. The wind whistled a tune of it's creation, and something else. Almost like a slow, steady moan. As if something were in eternal pain with no cure. I was lost among the stars, and paid no heed. I heard not, the sound of the crunching as the silent creature walked slowly and with a purpose through the marsh. It's head ringing with the sounds of laughter and singing. It's body ugly, and covered in slime. Cursed forever to be alone, and unable to understand why. It hated, and hated. It cared nothing for any other emotion. The men and their laughter, it brings me pain. They must pay, and learn. Echoed through it's mind like an old record with no switch for 'off'. I heard not the sound of the door, as it was torn from it's hinges. Like a small stick, though it must've weighed hundreds of pounds. I heard not the sound of it's slimy feet, as they squished across the floor and trailed slime. I smelt not the ugly stench of the marshes, and the deeper scent of hatred. I saw not, the faces of my men, my loyal followers as they were torn to shreds by the monster's claws. I saw nor smelt not the sight of blood smeared upon the wall or the smell of blood as it rushed from incurable wounds. I knew nothing of it, until morning arose. What a beautiful morning as well, full of the smell of spring and pollen. I stretched, eager to begin the day. Unaware of the quiet, of the hush of the great hall. I walked into a hall of silence, not of laughter. When I saw the look of my people, and the blood smeared on the wall. The empty blankets, where once great warriors slept. I broke down, and cried. I stared around the fire, at the faces of the young. Their was a mixture of feelings among them. Some had anger flaring in their eyes. Others were afraid and hid their tears of fright. I smiled behind my snowy beard, long and thinning with age. I began to stand to leave. "What about the monster?" I smiled, and patted the child's head. Sighing, and with a mischievous smile I simply replied. "That my child, is a story for another time."
  6. Chapter 1 - Fantasy “Kametsu was a strange land, where creatures of all sizes and shapes lived. The goblins on their mountains, the elves in their forests, the humans in their villages and the dwarves in their caves not to mention the various monsters that roamed the lands, from something as harmless as a Chocobo to the giant king of dragons – Bahamut. It was a day like any other when an incident occurred in the small town of Balamb that would bring forward a chain of events that would rock the very foundations of the land, pitting man against beast, fish against birds, ant against fly …” “HOLD IT RIGHT THERE!”, Random interrupted. “What? I was just getting to the good part.” Iki stopped reading. “Ant against Fly? They're not THAT dumb.” “Fine, I'll edit that bit out.”, Iki scribbled it over with his pencil and cleared his throat. “... and in the end it shall come down to two brave heroes, who shall face terrible dangers, mighty beasts, the very forces of evil that have conspired to destroy this land since time immemorial … but the heroes will not back down and with the aid of the people of the land, and the blessed wealth they shall endow upon them, they will level up immensely and gain enough power to once and for all utterly destroy these chaotic forces.” “Not bad.”, Random noted. “Yeah, this oughta work real good. Now, brace yourself.”, Iki clenched his fist. “Eh? For what … YOUCH!”, Random went flying backwards as Iki punched him square in the nose. “THAT'S FOR MY SISTER, YOU BASTARD!” Random pressed his nose back and mumbled “Next time you pull a Goblin Double, let me know more than 4 seconds in advance.” Then, he raised his voice. “YOU DRUNK LITTLE PIECE OF ...” He grabbed Iki's hair and threw him to the ground, then reached for the stool nearby. At once, the two guards unlocked the doors and charged in the prison cell, weapons raised to subdue the prisoners. “You go high, I'll go low.”, Iki whispered and waited for the guards to close in. As soon as they were 2 feet in, he went under the left one, planting a blow to the man's weakest point of the armor as he went by. Lefty instantly went limp and fell to his knees. Righty turned his head to see what was wrong with Lefty and that was when Random jumped on top of the stoop and leapt, delivering a kick to his neck, instantly knocking him out. “Hurry up.”, Random said, taking the guard's weapon and armor. “I sure hope to hell they wear something beneath all this.” Ten minutes later, they were outside the cell, the guards tied and gagged, while they were in the royal guards suits. “Well, that was easy ...”, Iki brushed his hands off. “Now let's go pay the tavern a visit and sell this story ...” Random tensed. “Why did you say that?” “Say what?” “Idiot! Whenever someone says 'that was easy …', that's when something UN-easy happens.” “Eh?” And that's when the 7-foot tall guard stepped out of the shadows. “Who … you?”, he said. “Ohhhhhhh crap.”
  7. This is all of the chaps put together, just in case you ever feeling like reading it Chapter 1 The rain was pouring down. Thunder rumbled in the distance. The dull and dreary sky cast the whole city of Kametsu in gloom. The weather was perfect for a quiet night in- or a murder. " I am downtown, outside the scene of a brutal homicide. The police are keeping quiet about this but the windows to the building are smashed in and the body has already been taken away," reported Punner to the camera. Vesh frowned at the reporter. "Excuse me, this is a crime scene please could you leave?" he said to Punner frostily. The charismatic reporter took it in his stride. "Joining us now is Inspector Vesh, the legendary officer and Kametsu City hero. Inspector, what exactly happened here?" asked Punner cheekily. Vesh grinned. "I'm sorry Pun this is a confidential matter, please leave," "what's the identity of the victim?" asked the determined reporter. "Look, like I said-" CRASH! His voice was cut off by a loud bang. "Inspector! It's Oblivia!" said a police officer, his eyes wide with fear. "Shit!" cursed Vesh as Punner and his cameraman rushed for cover. "Call Mae! Some serious shits about to go down!" Meanwhile, on the otherside of Kametsu a tall muscular man was watching the news when his cellphone rang. "Yeah it's Koby" he said. "Sir the man on the news who died, is it him?" Koby sighed. "Yeah we have to assume so" "G-goodbye sir!" "yes goodbye" Koby stroked his chin thoughtfully. Kametsu was changing. Someone was disrupting his town and that someone was going to pay! Chapter 2 RIIIIIIING! Mae slowly rose from her sleep. She yawned loudly. RIIIING! "Huh?" she gazed at her phone blankly. She wiped away drool from her mouth. "Damn i drank way too much" she muttered as she answered her cell. "What?" she asked irritably. "Mae we need you! Hurry, come quick, its a bad situation, theres been a death and Oblivias here and every ones being killed, Chaos is with her and-" " God slow down you freaking dumbass!" Mae shouted, exasperated. The officer at the other end immediately shut up. "Now tell me slowly, what's this about Oby?" "Oby?" the officer sounded confused. "Oblivia you idiot!" Mae was seriously pissed. "Oh right, sorry Miss. We found the body of an agent belonging to the Organisation and were authorised to take it in but now the Organisations top agents, Chaos and Oblivia are here to retrieve the body and we are under heavy fire" "Where" asked Mae. " Downtown by Kametsu Stadium" replied the officer. " Who's on site from Special Ops?" "Just Vesh and Scott's on his way but he won't get here for another hour" "Empathy?" "Yeah she's here" "Send 3 of your top men to ward 4 to guard Ronin. I'm on my way" "Yes Sir!" Mae hung up. She was fully alert,all trace of weariness gone and the prospect of taking part in a fight where she'd most likely get killed really excited her. She undressed and put on her battle gear, a black, full body suit that was tight against her skin and a mask that covered her whole face except her eyes. She picked up her twin blades,went to the window and opened it. she was seven stories up. "Time for some fun" she grinned. She climbed onto the ledge and saw the driving rain and gloomy sky. The whole of Kametsu was shrouded in a unnatural darkness that threatened to overcome the electric lights of the city. Mae took a deep breath and jumped into the abyss of the night. "Inspector what should we do?" asked an officer. All was quiet, too quiet. Vesh, the medics and four officers were huddled by the ambulance that contained the dead body. He was a mastermind, famed for his ability to make 'miracles' but he knew he couldn't get out of this. Not with Chaos blocking their way out and Oblivia slowly advancing towards them. "We have to sit tight and wait for Mae" he stated though the words struck a vicious blow to his pride. He clenched his fists. "Dammit" he cursed under his breath. He felt a hand on his shoulder. "Its alright Mae's gonna be here soon and i know you can servive till then" said Empathy to Vesh. "Thanks Em i just wish i could do something i feel powerless" he said, frustrated. Empathy was about to reply but was cut off by a shout. "Sir i..its Oblivia!" Vesh drew his gun. "Put it away Vesh. Everyone knows your no fighter" cackled Oblivia. She cut down all four officers in the blink of an eye. She than swang the blade with great speed towards Vesh. He dodged but dropped the gun. She then stabbed him in the stomach. "Vesh"screamed Empathy,horrified. "Hey Em didn't see you there. Your dead girl" she winked at the stricken doctor. "That's enough Oby" called a voice. Oblivia's eyes widened. "Sis! Long time no see" she grinned. "Yeah" replied Mae. Oblivia lunged at Mae with great speed but was easily blocked. "Em look after Vesh. Your the only one who can save him now!" said Mae to Empathy. " As for you sis let's go!". The two womens sword clashed and they began a fierce battle. "Weaklings" sighed Chaos as he beheaded his eleventh victim with his sword. He heard the clash of swords up ahead. "Hmmm looks like Oby's having fun" Suddenly he ducked, as a bullet whizzed past his head. He turned around and spotted Shade on the roof of the building opposite. He turned again and blocked a blade. " So you've arrived Special Ops. But can you beat your master Leki?" "Watch me" replied the determined Leki. Chaos grinned. Now it was getting interesting. Maybe he could have some fun against his former student. He charged with renewed vigour... Chapter 3 "This is bad" said Shade to himself. He was sittting on the roof of the building oppposite the battle. In this situation his sniper was useless as he would probably hit Mae or Leki. "Damn!" he cursed. Suddenly he dropped his sniper, turned around and drew his handgun. "Relax Shade, its only me" said Razor. "oh, hey rookie!" grinned Shade. "Haha, your a riot Shade" replied Razor. "What's the situation?" "Well as you can see lucky Leki and Mae are fighting their arch enemy" chuckled Shade darkly. "Where's everyone else" asked the junior agent. "Well" Shade thought for a second. " Shazi is on a mission in Australia, Vesh is down there somewhere with Em, Scott is god-knows-where and Eve is guarding Ronin in the hospital" "So only me and you for back-up?" Shade laughed."only you raz i'm not equipped for close combat" Shade's radio crackled. "Yes" he answered. "Shade, the body, what should we do?". It was Empathy. "Ask Vesh, he's the commanding officer" replied Shade. "I can't. He's unconsious" said Em. "Damn!" exclaimed Shade. "OK Em, Razor's coming" "R-Razor, yes sir!" " Calm down Em, were all friends here". He put down the radio. " Razor. With Vesh out of it and Mae engaged in a battle with Oblivia, I am your commander" Shade told Razor. Razor stood to attention and saluted. "Yes Sir!" he barked. "Your mission is to retrieve the body and rescue Vesh and Empathy!" ordered Shade. "Shade can i ask, who's body is it?" asked Razor hesitantly. Shade closed his eyes, leaned against the wall and sighed. "Its Sickadiscustus" he said flatly. "The head of the Organisation?" gasped Razor. "Yeah, we believe it was a result of a coup d'etait led by Koby. Anyway forget it just go do your mission." "Yes Sir!". Razor drew his swords and jumped off the roof. He landed by rolling on his back. "Ok lets do this!" he said to himself. Shade glanced at the carnage below him. "Its a right mess out there" said a voice next to him. "Persocom still avoiding the dirty work i see" muttered Shade. " Come on Shade you know im an independent observer i just survive" "Yeah whatever" said Shade shortly. "You've lost " stated Persocom. "What!?" Shade whirled around. There was no one there. Persocom had gone. Chapter 4 Razor ran towards the ambulance but was stopped by a masked figure appearing in his path. "Who are you? Get out of my way! Now!" he demanded. Suddenly the masked man laughed, a cruel and manic laugh that chilled Razor to the bone. "You think a rookie like you could defeat me?" asked the man. " I'll defeat any one in my way" replied the determined Razor. The man removed his mask. " Dude this aint an anime! Thats so cliche it makes me wanna puke" sneered Random. "Great its you" moaned Razor. "Aah! I see my fierce reputation precedes me!" grinned Random, puffing his chest out. " Random your an idiot! The last time we fought you ran into a lampost and knocked yourself out!" exclaimed Razor. " Hey i was drunk then! And now your dead!". Random started spinning his sword around and then dropped it on his foot. "This could take a while" sighed Razor as Random hopped about. Mae slashed at Oblivia's neck but was blocked by her foes sword. Mae parried the counter attack and thrust at Oblivia's body but the sword only connected win thin air. "take this sis!" screamed Oblivia as she jumped over Mae and slashed at her neck. Mae turned and managed to block but the strike ripped her clothing, exposing her chest. "Wow Sis looks like you've grown" snickered Oblivia whilst pointedly looking at Mae's chest. Mae's face turned bright red. "You cow!" shouted Mae. She then slashed through Oblivia's clothes. "Well looks like your still the same" smirked Mae. Now Oblivia turned red. " If its any consolation girls you both are pretty stacked" grinned Vesh weakly. " SHUT UP YOU PERV!" both girls screamed at him. "Your dead now sis" said Oblivia. "Bring it kid!" grinned Mae. Oblivia let out a roar and charged at Mae. Leki again attacked Chaos who easily blocked him. He kept on attacking striking at Chaos repeatedly but was effortlessly repelled. "Leki i know i trained you better than this" " SHUT UP! shouted Leki. He flew at Chaos once more. Instead of blocking, this time he sidestepped. SLASH! He cut Leki's body. "W-What!" gasped Leki. He collapsed to the floor. Chaos turned and walked away. "D-Damn you Chaos w-wait" said Leki. "Weakling" stated Chaos. Leki cursed and blacked out. "This is boring Shade. I'm leaving." he walked away. "So he knew i was here huh" Shade sighed. Leki you hero, he said to himself and knelt by his injured friend's side. "Razor, Mae were pulling out" he said into his radio. "Oh you going sis?" mocked Oblivia. Damn Shade, i'm not going anywhere, said Mae to herself. "FREEZE OBY!" shouted Eve, pointing her gun at Oblivia. "Oh Eve your here. Sorry girls i like you but the bodies not that important so i'm gone. Oh and Mae? Koby's waiting" She dropped a smoke grenade, blinding Mae and Eve. When the smoke cleared she was gone. "Eve help Em with Vesh" she said. "Damn!" she said and punched the wall. " I'll get you next time Sis." Shade looked at his battered team. Scott was there too as he and Razor had made Random flee. Mae was quiet and brooding and Empathy and Eve where checking on the wounded Leki and Vesh. "Persocom was right. We got beat" he sighed. Time to go back to base he thought. Chapter 5 'Shade looked at his battered team. Scott was there too as he and Razor had made Random flee. Mae was quiet and brooding and Empathy and Eve where checking on the wounded Leki and Vesh. "Persocom was right. We got beat" he sighed. Time to go back to base he thought.' 2 weeks later "RAZOR! LEKI!" shouted Mae. "Huh?" grunted Razor. "Get up idiot. Its time for school." said Mae. "Why do i have to go to school> I'm a freaking goverment killing machine." muttered Razor. "Well Dan 15 year old boys should be in school, where they can learn to respect their elders" grinned Mae viciously. "Y-Yes Ma'am" said Razor hastily. "Just messing with ya kid" laughed Mae, ruffling Razor's hair. "I am NOT a kid!" exclaimed Razor. "Where's Leki" asked Mae. "He's-" Razor looked around the room confused. Leki suddenly strolled fully dressed and munching on toast. "Just came to get my bag" smile Leki cheerfully. "Glad to see your fully healed. but still what are you so happy about?" asked Mae. " He's gonna talk to his precious Sonya" snickered Razor. Mae's eyes widened and Leki spewed his toast all over Razor. "Hey!" shouted the toast covered teen. "I told you not to tell Mae!" shrieked Leki. He froze and turned around slowly. He found himself face to face with the shining eyes of Mae. " Oh Leki! Young love! Finally i can host a wedding! I'm so proud of you Leki you're so much better than that playboy Razor!" gushed Mae. " Oh yeah! I'm a stud" grinned Razor. " No Mae! We're not that far yet!" said Leki hastily. "Oh but have you kissed yet?" asked Mae. Leki turned bright red and Razor fell out of his bed in hysterics. "Mae! Its none of your buisness!" " Ok, Ok. Razor your late get dressed now!" " Just give me a sec to do my hair" "Your such a girl Raz" said Leki. "I'm a stud lover-boy" grinned Razor, quickly running out of the room. Leki sighed. He looked at Mae who seemed to be dreaming with a blissful look on her face. "Raz you bastard" he muttered under his breath. Eve was bored. She went shopping but quickly got fed up of it. She sat down on the bench and opened her book, The Hobo Chronicles. She read for about half an hour before she realised she was hungry. She went to K-Cafe! and ordered a quarter pounder with fries. "Yay!" she said to herself and tucked into her food. " Hey beautiful" said a voice. Eve looked up and saw a tall man with spiky hair and shades glancing down at her. "Hey" she said warily. " Are you alone? May i sit down?" he asked. "Sure go ahead" said Eve slowly. He looks familiar she thought to herself. "Your very cute" remarked the man. Eve blushed. "Thank you." she said. "Your boyfriend is one lucky guy." "I don't have one" giggled Eve. "Wow really? Thats amazing" said the man. "Whats your name" asked Eve. "Ch-Carter" said the man. "I'm Eve" "Hey Eve what have you been up to?" asked Carter. "Just walking around" she said as she finished off her last bit of food. "Alone?" Eve nodded. "Well we can't have that! Come on lets go!" he offered her his arm. Eve hesitated. "Well.....Ok then" she took the offered arm and they walked out of the cafe. Chapter 6 Razor and Leki were walking towards class when someone jumped on Razor's back. "What the-?!" shouted Razor. "Calm down Danny boy its me! Chi!" laughed the assailant. "Hey Chi." said Leki. "Hey Lek" grinned the boy. " Can you get off me bro?" asked Razor. "Sure man. I see your as strong as ever." remarked Chidori. "Whatever" said Razor dismissively. They walked past a bunch of girls. "Look its Dan!" whispered one. "The soccer team captain?" whispered another. "Yeah! He's gorgeous!" giggled a third. "Whats he doing with Chi?" "Chi? You mean that delinquent perv?!" "Oh put theres Leki!" " He's so cute! But i heard he's dating Sonya!" said another. "HUH?!" exclaimed the rest. "HEY DON'T YOU KNOW ITS RUDE TO TALK BEHIND SOMEONES BACK?!!" roared Chi at the shocked girls. " Its the perv! Run!" they screamed together. Razor and Leki laughed whilst Chi slumped into a depression. As they were about to enter the classroom they were stopped by a tall senior girl. "Hey R-Dan, Leki. How are you guys?" asked Shazi. "Yeah were good, thanks." said Leki. "You've got a nice tan Shazi" remarked Razor. "Thank you! Oh and Leki? Sonya's looking for you" winked Shazi and she walked off. "Leki man, i've never seen you so happy" smirked Razor. Leki smiled. "Hey guys what was that?" asked a stunned Chidori. "What do you mean Chi? asked Leki. Both he and Razor looked confused. " I mean why was Shazi, the goddess of Kametsu High talking to you like you were close friends?" said Chi incredulously. "Well, duh. We are good friends," said Razor. Chidori frowned. "Why didn't she talk to me?" wondered the confused boy. Razor put his hand on Chi's shoulder. "Well mate, its obvious you don't exist to her" Leki burst into laughter and Chidori's mood slipped even further. As this normal exchange occured, no-one noticed the strange girl by the lockers who was staring at the laughing face of Leki. "Damn! Physics is so boring!" exclaimed Razor as they sat down for lunch. A beautiful girl suddenly appeared in front of them. The girl had a perfect figure and beautiful glossy black hair that fell down to her shoulders. Her breasts were a cosy C cup which perfectly suited her and she had warm brown eyes that a guy could lose himself. She had a face that any man would drool over, she was stunningly beautiful and her name was Sonya, Leki's girlfriend. "Hey babe" she beamed at Leki. "Hello Chi" she said kindly. She didn't even look at Razor. "ooh is little miss perfect angry" teased Razor. "Leki let's go" she said shortly. They got up and left. " Wow she really hates you" said Chidori. "Yeah" laughed Razor. A tall, stocky boy ran up to them. "Captain!" he said. "Hey Ray" replied Razor "Its East Kametsu! There here requesting a re-match" said the boy. "Oh good! I'm so bored" said Razor." Tell them to go to our ground at 4:00pm after school. Oh and tell them to bring Carly, she's stunning!" grinned Razor. The boy ran out of the cafeteria. "Hey Dan?" said Chi. "Yeah?" said the teen. "Um how are we gonna tell Lek?" Razor looked at Leki's table and saw him attached to Sonya by the lips. There hands were also wrapped around each other. Razor grinned evily. "Hey Leki stop sucking Sonya's face and come here!" shouted Razor at the top of his voice. The whole cafeteria erupted in laughter. Sonya broke apart from Leki and rushed out. Leki walked back to Razor, his face bright red. As he walked he was bombared with cheers and wolf whistles. He grabbed Razor and pulled him out of the cafeteria. " We got a game" said Razor cheerfully. "You bastard!" Leki swung a fist at Razor who dodged and ran off. MEET ME AT THE MATHS ROOM in 10 BABE XXX. Leki smiled at the text. "Hey captain" he said. "what Leki" asked Razor. "I'm just going somewhere i'll be quick," said Leki. "OK but hurry the game starts soon and we can't start without the goalie" "Thanks!" He rushed off. Well she did say 10 minutes. "She's late" he sighed. Suddenly he felt a sharp pain in his side. "What the-?" he touched his side and was shocked to find blood on his hands. He turned around and gasped in surprise. "Eve what are you doing?" he said "I'm sorry Leki. I really liked you" she said. Eve then stabbed Leki to death. "AAAAAAAAAGH!" screamed Leki. He was in so much pain he couldn't move. Then he let out one shaky breath and finally lay still. Leki was dead. Eve used the blood to etch a 'C' on the floor. "I'm sorry Leki. Really, I am" she said to the life less body with tears in her eyes. She left the room. 10 minutes later " Wheres Leki got to?" asked Wolf, the star winger. "Damn him, he's probably fooling around with Sonya. Chi your on. Get in goal!" said Razor. "Y-Yeah bro!" said Chidori. "Where the hell are you Leki?" said Razor to himself. " I'm so sorry babe that freaky Mr Idl tried to talk to me" said Sonya as she opened the door of the Maths room. "Leki? You here?" she stopped dead when she saw the body. She collapsed to her knees and screamed at the top her voice.......... Chapter 7 "Eve what are you doing?" he said "I'm sorry Leki. I really liked you" she said. Eve then stabbed Leki to death. "AAAAAAAAAGH!" screamed Leki. He was in so much pain he couldn't move. Then he let out one shaky breath and finally lay still. Leki was dead. Eve used the blood to etch a 'C' on the floor. "I'm sorry Leki. Really, I am" she said to the life less body with tears in her eyes. She left the room. 4 hours earlier "So where do you want to go?" asked Carter. "Well....um," Eve blushed and looked away." Can we go see that new movie?" she asked finally, blushing furiously. " Of course we can," smiled Carter. Eve's face lit up in childish excitement and they walked to the cinema together, hand in hand. Koby frowned at the report in his hand. He pressed his intercom. "Meglad, send Oblivia in," he said. "Yes Sir!" replied the guard. Koby sighed, this would be difficult. "Hey Koby, long time no speak." said Oblivia cheerfully. " Yeah" replied Koby warily. " Why did you call me here?" asked Oblivia. " Well it's to discuss the mission" " Ok um what about it?" Oblivia was slightly confused. "You were in charge right?" "Yep, I was" answered Oblivia. " So why, when i put my best agent in charge, did you fail to achieve the objectives" asked Koby calmly. " What? How dare you-" began Oblivia. "No! You're forgetting Oby, I killed Sicka andI am the leader of the Organisation!" roared Koby. " Y-Yes Ko-" stammered Oblivia. " Sir! Not Koby, sir!" said Koby. Oblivia nodded, she was speechless in shock. " Now" said Koby rubbing his forehead. " Because of your abysmal performance as leader Sicka's body fell into Spec. Ops. hands, so you will not be given a promotion and instead Chaos is now the No.1 agent of the Organisation." he said slowly. Oblivia's eyes widened. "But Sir-" her protest was swiftly cut off by Koby. " Enough even now Chaos is working on recruting another agent. I have no more to say. Now go." he said dismissively. Oblivia was stunned and turned to leave but stopped. " Oh and Koby-" she began. " Look I told you-". Oblivia raised her voice. " Mae said hi." she then stormed out of the room. Koby sighed. "Damn" he said. Eve rushed out of the cinema with Carter chasing after her. " Eve! Eve whats wrong?" asked a concerned Carter. "I'm sorry I can't kiss you," she said "Why not?" "Your my enemy" she stated simply. "What?" gasped Carter " I know its you Chaos" she sighed. " How long?" asked Chaos "Since the cafe" " oh" "Yeah oh" Eve suddenly turned and ran. "Wait Eve! Watch out!" shoted Chaos. Eve froze and turned, only to see a truck coming straight at her............. Chapter 8 Eve froze and turned, only to see a truck coming straight at her.......... The truck charged down the road. "NO! EVE!" Chaos desperately ran towards her but he was too slow, much too slow. He saw her freeze, he saw her turn and he saw the truck. The so insignificant, everyday truck that would destroy Eve in a matter of seconds. Tears of frustation began to build up and he closed his eyes. He heard the truck drive past but was surprised to not hear the thud of it hitting Eve's body. He opened his eyes and was stunned to see Eve looking shaken but unhurt with Yuna standing over her. "Here mate your girl's fine" called Yuna. Chaos rushed over to them. Eve looked dazed and was completely unaware of what was happening. "Why are you here? asked Chaos. "Koby told me to watch you." she stated simply. "Why?" asked Chaos forcefully. In response Yuna laughed. " We were concerned" She breathed into Chao's ear." My, my the mighty Chaos. Who would've guessed your so naive. She could of easily taken advantage of your feelings and killed you" " Don't be idiotic it's just a mission." replied Chaos, blushing. Yuna was laughing even more now. "O-Oh my god!" she giggled. " Chaos the most feared and sadistic Organistation agent is blushing! Unbelievable! Anyway bye lover-boy" Yuna walked off still chuckling. " Damn calculating bitch" muttered Chaos under his breath. " So i'm just a mission am i?" inturrupted the now alert Eve. " Eve are you ok?" asked a concerned Chaos. He tried to embrace her but she pushed him away. "Answer me!" she demanded. "No i really do like you." said Chaos." I just didn't want Yuna to get the wrong idea-" "Oh so your embarrased?" asked Eve relentlessly. "No! It's just.." said Chaos weakly "Just?" replied Eve. Chaos sighed. He stared at Eve for a while. " God your beautiful" he said and leaned in and kissed her deeply. Eve was taken aback at first and Chaos feared that she would back away but then she accepted it and put her arms around Chaos's neck, kissing him back. Chaos wrapped his arms around her waist and pulled her in closer. They broke apart after a few minutes but stayed in the same position with Eve's head buried into Chaos's chest. " I want to join you" breathed Eve sudddenly. Now it was Chaos's turn to be taken aback. "What?" he blurted it out. "Wow you really no how to kill the mood" giggled Eve. "S-Sorry" stammered Chaos. Eve giggled again. "Are you sure?" asked Chaos. "Yeah" replied Eve softly. "But what about your team?" "Well apart from Razor, Leki and Mae i don't really talk to any of them. I mean Shazi's always on foreign missions and Vesh and Shade are heartless and always caught up in their own work." " won't you miss them three?" said Chaos not wanting to name his three enemies. "Well ever since you put Ronin in hospital and Koby took over, Mae's been really depressed and Razor's always out with girls or playing soccer and Leki's always training to beat you or he's out with Sonya." she explained. " I'd love you to join but Koby wouldn't like it," said Chaos. " Actually Koby's given you a job" inturrupted Random, appearing suddenly. "What?!" exclaimed Chaos and Eve together. "Yeah and so you don't help her, the job is killing Leki," continued Random. Chaos's eyes narrowed and he reached for his hidden knife. "Wait! I'm just the messenger bro!" shouted Random in alarm. "I'll do it" said Eve. "Eve no-" began Chaos "No! I'll prove i'm worthy of being by your side" "OK and Eve you have to leave the C" said Random. "Sorry Koby's orders" he said apologetically and jumped onto his bike and sped away. " I'm sorry Chaos. Wait for me" said Eve and walked away leaving Chaos standing there looking as if he wanted to crush someone. 4 and a half hours later "What happened? Who screamed?" asked Shazi. She saw Sonya faint and saw the body. " Oh god no!" she shouted. She turned and retched. She scrambled for her phone. "No no no no!" she repeated. She dialled Razor. "RAZ!" she screamed. "Wow Shazi what?" replied a bewildered Razor. " Come to the maths room quick. Leki-" she stopped and shuddered. "LEKI? WHAT'S HAPPENED TO HIM SHAZ?" Razor was stunned. To hear Shazi talk like this something had to be badly wrong. " He's-" she gasped again, tears flowing freely down her face."He's dead." she said quietly, dropping the phone........... Chapter 8.5 "Shit!" shouted Razor. Shazi looked up. " He was stabbed numerous times. No way he could of survived," she said examaning the body. "Damn!" cursed Razor. He took a breath to regain his composure. "I'll call Mae. The less witnesses the better." he said coldly. Shazi looked surprised but then quickly went into professional mode. "Yes we need to remove the body and the blood. What should we do about Sonya?" she asked Razor. " I'll kill her then we won't have to worry about a cover story for her." stated Razor ruthlessly. "What?!" Shazi was stunned. She went up to Razor and hugged him. "It's ok you can cry now" she said. Razor choked and then let the tears come. They flowed freely down his face and he went on his crying causing Shazi to start and they stood there weeping for their dead friend. "Mae?" said Razor into the phone. "Oh my god Raz are you ok?" asked Mae concerned by his voice. "Just get here quick and bring my bag" he said flatly. "Er Ok give me 10 minutes," said a confused Mae. Razor switched off the phone. "Why do you want your bag?" asked Shazi. "I'm gonna kill Chaos" he replied. "What? Chaos? Why?" asked Shazi, totally lost. In response Razor pointed to a spot by Leki's body. It was a letter etched in blood, a single 'C'. "Oh my god! Leki, no!" exclaimed Mae. She started crying. "Yeah Mae give me my bag" said Razor cutting her off. She handed him his bag. He went up to Leki's body. "Well bud i guess we couldn't play for Kametsu United together. I guess we were fools to think we could have a normal life.I'm gonna get revenge for you. It wasn't your time. Rest in peace Leki,your safe from all this shit now." he said to his best friend's body. "Mae, Shazi." They looked up from their grief. Razor took out his mask and looked at it. "Sort this out get Vesh and Shade. Defeat the Organisation. I'm gone." he said. " Raz wait" said Shazi. She tried to catch but he was too fast and he exited the room. " Now Chaos. Where are you?" Cuz i'm coming and i'll destroy you!" he said. "So it's begun," said Ballard to himself as he saw Razor rush out of the school. "Sir, the Americans are coming in 3 days." said Idl. "Good." smiled Ballard. "Yes sir. It was a stroke of genius to give them Sickadiscustus's body." "Yes who would've guessed he was an american agent? No wonder Koby wouldn't kill him, now the U.S have an excuse to take Kametsu. They'll drastically weaken their military crushing the Organisation and the government and then i'll take over and it'll be all mine." he smiled. Chapter 9 Chaos stormed into Koby's office. "What the hell man? Why have you put a hit on Leki?" he demanded furiously. " It's a test for Eve. Don't you want her to join us?" replied Koby calmly. " Of course I do! But why Leki? Vesh is an easier target." argued Chaos. "Well because i know you won't help her in eliminating Leki." " You bastard!" roared Chaos, drawing his sword and pointing it at Koby. Koby snarled and drew his gun, pointing it at Chaos's face. " Put your sword away" commanded Koby furiously. Chaos grinned. He loved a challenge but he didn't fancy getting a bullet in his brain. He put his blade away and Koby put his gun down. " OK Koby you win this time but remember you just screwed Chaos, the guy who even Ronin fears" Koby waved his hand dismissively. " Look as team leader i think that you deserve to know a secret." " Oh" Chaos's eyebrows rose in interest. "Yes it's concerning Sicka's body" ...... " What do you mean it's gone?" exclaimed Vesh in disbelief. The officer looked at the floor, avoiding Vesh's eyes. " Well Sir we found two guards dead and the body gone" said the officer. " So your telling me that your men let the body of Sickadiscustus, the master criminal of Kametsu fall into enemy hands?" roared Vesh. " Sir it's just a body. Why's it so important?" asked the officer. "Well idiot! If the enemy kills two police officers for it it has to be important!" Empathy walked in. " Vesh i've tested the bodies and i can confirm they've been dead for approximately 2 days," she reported. Vesh was about to explode when his phone rang. He answered it. " Mae whats up?" asked Vesh. " Come to the school and bring Empathy," she ordered. " Why?" replied Vesh, confused. He heard Mae choke and then she spoke. " Leki's dead" she stated. Vesh gasped. "W-What?" he asked in disbelief. " Just come i can't say it again," said Mae weakly. She hung up. Vesh flopped back in his chair, rubbing his temple. " Sir!" called the desk officer, rushing into the room. " Not now. I'm busy" said Vesh dismissively. " Sir you really have to see this." replied the officer, holding a laptop. "Fine" muttered Vesh. The officer pressed a few buttons and the screen flickered into life. " Hello Vesh" said Poetic. " CIA? What do you want?" asked Vesh, surprised. " We're coming to take Kametsu," said Poetic calmly. " What?!" exclaimed Vesh. " We've recovered the body of U.S government agent Ethan Johnson." she said. " Johnson? What's that got to do with us?" " You may know him as Sicka" smiled Poetic. " You mean?" " Yes Kametsu just killed an all-american hero who tried to stop the dangerous gang ring in the city. So now we are coming in to sort out the gangs for you," smiled Poetic. "Wait-" he was cut off by an explosion. " Looks like he's arrived. Goodbye Vesh," the laptop switched off. Vesh looked up to see Red stroll in. " Hey Vesh it's me," he grinned. " I've come to take over Kametsu!" Chapter 10 Another building exploded on the monitor. Red smiled. " So Vesh. How does it feel seeing Kametsu being destroyed in front of your eyes?" asked Red. " Piss off" growled Vesh in return. Red chuckled and looked round the room. " This is a pretty good command center Vesh, and those T.V screens are amazing, you can see everything in the city." Red whistled. Vesh ran a quick series of thoughts through his head. We are in Sector A, so thats taken. According to Red, Sectors C, D and F were also taken. Vesh smiled grimly to himself. The school and Spec. Ops. command center were in Sector B which meant that as expected, The Organisation was situated in Sector E. " Sir, we have reports of serious U.S army casualties by the Grand Theatre." reported one of Red's aides. " The theatre? Vesh which sector?" asked Red. " Like i'd tell you" snorted Vesh. Red pulled out his gun and levelled it at Vesh. " Doesn't scare me" said the detective. Red turned the gun and shot Vesh's secretary in the shoulder. He grinned at the Inspector sadisticly. Vesh winced. " Sector E" he said bitterly. " Turn on the Sector E monitor," commanded Red. The screen showed a fierce yet elegant woman wielding two katanas. " Is that who i think it is?" gasped a shocked Red. Vesh laughed. " Yeah thats Oblivia and your men are so dead," Red paled. Razor cut down yet another soldier. What the hell is the U.S military doing in Kametsu? He ducked down, dodging a hail of bullets. He took a short breat and sprinted towards the source of the shooting. The soldier let loose more bullets but he missed every time. Razor slashed the machine guns barrel and grabbed the officer by his throat. " Who's in charge?" he demanded. " Com-Commander Red" blurted the terrified soldier. " Where?" " The Kametsu Polce HQ," " Damn!" cursed Razor. He punched the scared man between his eyes, knocking him out and rushed towards Sector A. Mae draped the cloth back over Leki's body. "Yeah it's him" she said, tears dripping down her face. She hugged Shazi. " Do you want to discuss arrangements" asked the sympathetic doctor. " No i need to talk to the rest of the family," croaked Mae. " Yes of course. I'm very sorry for your loss" the doctor walked off. " Why did we have to go through that Shazi?" asked Mae. "We need to keep up are facade of normality" replied Shazi bitterly. " Yeah i know" Mae stopped. " What is it?" asked Shazi. " I left my phone at home," said Mae dismissively. "Damn it!" cursed Shade. Mae wasn't picking up her phone,Eve was missing, Shazi,Razor and Leki were not at school and Vesh and Em were trapped at the police HQ. " Isn't she answering?" asked Scott. Shade shook his head. " Where the fuck did the U.S military come from?" wondered Amber. " Babe you shouldn't swear" said Scott. " Shut up you idiot!" she shouted. " Y-Yes" stammered Scott. Shade sighed. " There's someone at the door," said Amber after a while. "Who?" asked Shade. " It's.... Oh my God it's Chaos!" she gasped in shock. "SPEC OPS I KNOW YOU CAN HEAR ME! THE U.S ARE TAKING KAMETSU! WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER! LET ME IN!" bellowed Chaos. Shade loaded two guns and Amber loaded her rifle. "Open it" Shade said to Scott. " What me?" whined Scott. " Yeah you idiot!" roared Amber. Scott gulped, picked up his shotgun and opened the door. " Thank you." said Chaos." Now lets talk tactics"........... Chapter 11 Oblivia beheaded another soldier. "This is so fun!" she cackled manically. Random dodged another bullet and stabbed the shooter. " Don't you think you're having a bit too much fun Oby?" he said nochalantly. " Oh shut it Rand!" she said, killing yet another. Random sighed. Suddenly his phone buzzed. It was a text from Chaos. It said, Due to the current situation, we have to work with Spec Ops. Random's eyebrows raised in surprise. He continued reading, Koby's orders, come to their base right now, inform everyone. Random turned to Oblivia. " I've just recieved orders from Ch-," he stopped suddenly, temporarily forgeting about Oblivia's bad feelings towards Chaos. Luckily for him, she was so absorbed in the battle she didn't realise. " - from Koby. We are to go to Spec Ops at once," Oby laughed. " Interesting," she suddenly stopped as the U.S soldiers began retreating. " Let's go then. There running." They both stopped suddenly as two shruikens flew towards them. They both sharply ducked and drew their swords. " Who's there?" called Oblivia. Two figures appeared. " Who are you?" asked Random. The left figure smiled. " Forgotten us already Rand?" As they came closer, Oblivia recognised their faces and gasped. " U.S Zero Squad?" she breathed. Random gasped. " Stuy and Fang?" Fang smiled. " Shit! This is bad!" continued Random. " Glad you remember us," said Stuy. He drew his sword. Oblivia looked at Random. " Go tell Chaos, now!" she ordered. " But-" " You have to!" " No, you'll die!" protested Random. Suddenly Stuy charged at Oblivia, who dodged. " If you don't go now, I will never forgive you!" she said to Random. After a moment, he nodded. Just as he was about to leave, Fang intercepted him. " Like hell, i'd let you go," he said. From nowhere, Fang was sent flying by a kick. Random looked to his left and saw Yuna. " Go now," she said. Random smiled in relief and nodded. " Good luck guys!" he said before turning around and speeding away. Yuna looked at Oblivia. Stuy stood back smiling. " You'll pay for that Yuna!" roared Fang. " Let's do this Oby," said Yuna. Oblivia smiled. " Yeah let's!" Snow, sat on the roof, smiled as he saw the battle below. " Who do you think will win?" asked a voice to his left. Snow turned. " Perso, the shadow. Hello." he smiled. " I don't really care." Persocom smiled. " You call me the Shadow, yet we both know who the real shadow is in this war," Snow grinned again. Persocom continued, " Tell Ballard, I hope he burns in hell," " Will do," replied Snow. He looked to his left and saw that Perso had disappeared. " Time to get back to Ballard," he said aloud. Chapter 12 Mae and Shazi exited the hospital and went towards the car park. BANG! " What the hell was that?" shouted Shazi, in surprise. " Something's wrong," said Mae. " MAE! WATCH OUT!" screamed Shazi. Mae instinctively dodged to the left but wasn't quick enough and the bullet hit her shoulder. As she fell, she looked up and saw a group of soldiers. " Damn," she muttered, as she lost consciousness. " Bastards!" roared Shazi. She grabbed Mae and leaped onto a car. She paused to grin at the soldiers. " Catch me if you can!" As the soldiers opened fire, Shazi jumped to the next car and used the rest of the parked cars as a path to where her car was parked. She landed next to her car and fumbled for her keys. " Damn!" she cursed. As she finally opened the door, a bullet whizzed past her head. She tossed Mae in and drew her sub-machine gun from under the driver's seat. She fired at the soldiers, hitting some and causing the others to scatter and take cover. In the car, Mae woke up. " Aah my shoulder!" she moaned. Shazi jumped into the car and handed Mae the gun. " I need to drive, can you shoot?" she asked. " Are you crazy? Of course I can," replied Mae, taking the gun. Shazi started the car and pulled out of the space. The soldiers started firing but where again scattered by the return fire. Shazi swerved sharply and the car lurched forward. As they drove towards the exit, they were cut off by 4 cars blocking it. " Where do you think your going?" grinned Rezin cockily. Mae shot at him, causing him to run for cover. " That's Rezin. What an idiot," snickered Mae. " Yeah but if Rezin is here then the U.S army is here," stated Shazi. " Shit," cursed Mae. She aimed the gun again but when she pulled the trigger, all she got was a click. " Out of bullets," Shazi tried to turn to the other entrance but was blocked by another group of cars. " We're surrounded," groaned Mae. Rezin appeared again. " Step out of the car Mae and you Shazi," he called. " Who the fuck are you to call us by our names!" yelled Mae. Rezin laughed. " Last chance. Get out or die," As they got out, Rezin said, " Chuck the keys here," Mae nodded at Shazi, who did as she was asked. Suddenly a black SUV burst through the barricade. Amber leaned out of the window, peppering the soldiers with bullets. " It's Spec Ops! Return fire!" yelled Rezin. His men began dropping like flies. " A sniper!" " Take cover!" " Where is it?!" It was all panic and confusion. On the hospital fire escape, Shade smiled as he killed another soldier. " This is the perfect tactic. Trust him to make things chaotic," Chaos grinned manically as he leaped out of the SUV. Brandishing his sword he cut down 4 soldiers in the blink of an eye. " Rescue mission complete!" he grinned, as Mae and Shazi leaped into the SUV. He jumped back in and Scott, who was driving, floored it. As they went by the fire escape, Scott slowed and Chaos kicked open the door. " What the hell?!" yelled Mae. Just as she was about to protest further, Shade jumped in, shutting the door behind him. " Hey Shazi, Mae," he said calmly. Suddenly Mae moaned. " You know I've got a bullet in my shoulder, right?" she said. Shade gasped. " Sorry let me see," he said. Shazi grabbed Chao's sword and pointed it at his throat. Shade sighed. " It's ok, he's with us," he said. He was shocked when tears fell from Shazi's eyes. " Give me one good reason, why I shouldn't kill this murdering bastard!" " Murder? What?" asked a confused Shade. " He killed Leki," said Mae softly. " He what?! Chaos sighed. " It wasn't me," he said. " Oh yeah? Who was it then?!" exclaimed Shazi. " Eve" said Chaos simply. Mae gasped. " Huh?!" cried Shade. Shazi was so surprised, she nearly dropped the sword. " Liar!" she yelled. Chaos sighed again. " Let me explain........" Chapter 13 Razor sighed. He had fought through a lot of soldiers and was knackered. He looked up at the street sign and grinned. It said Sector A. " Looks like I'm here," Suddenly a baseball came swinging towards his head. He dodged to the left and sliced the bat in half with his sword. " Fuck," cursed the assailant. Razor froze. " Punner?" he asked. The reporter's eyes lit up. " Danny?" he laughed. " What?" asked a confused Razor. " I knew it! I knew it!" boasted Punner. " Knew what?" " That you and your family are police!" Razor gasped. " No wonder they call you Punner the Wizard," Punner laughed again. " Thats not actually my name," he grinned. " I know Iki," grinned Razor in return. Iki gasped. " Your Iki, a former military aide to the British S.A.S" " But how, why, who?" mumbled the confused reporter. " It's the job of Spec Ops to know," Iki's eyes widened. " FREEZE!" yelled a voice. Razor instantly dropped into a defensive crouch, drawing a gun. " I wouldn't do that if i were you," grinned Red. " SHIT!" swore Iki, for they were surrounded with 20 or so red dots between their eyes. Razor grinned. " Don't even think about escaping. I know you. Your the Knight of Death. You might be able to escape but your friend can't," Razor grinned again. " Fine," he said dropping his weapons and putting his hands behind his head with Iki following suit. Oblivia laughed as she parried another attack from Stuy. She swung at his head but was easily blocked. Yuna and Fang were locked in a viscious battle too. " It's a deadlock Oby," muttered Stuy. " Oh really?" grinned Oblivia. " Yes we are evenly matched," Oblivia snorted. " You wish," Suddenly she struck. An amazingly quick strike that cut through Stuy's defence like a knife cutting through butter. " What?" gasped Stuy as he crashed to the ground. Oblivia's joy was cut short however, as she felt a sting in her shoulder. She touched the spot and cursed. " Tranquillizer," she groaned. As she sunk to the ground, she called out weakly to Yuna, " Run!" Yuna saw Oblivia fall and swore. Suddenly Fang jumped back and Yuna felt as if a truck had hit her in her head. " Owwwww," she moaned as she dropped to her knees. As she lost conciousness she saw a man's face. " Hey I'm Kro and you're under American arrest," he smiled. Damn, cursed Oblivia as she too passed out.......... Chapter 14 " He killed Leki," said Mae softly. " He what?! Chaos sighed. " It wasn't me," he said. " Oh yeah? Who was it then?!" exclaimed Shazi. " Eve" said Chaos simply. Mae gasped. " Huh?!" cried Shade. Shazi was so surprised, she nearly dropped the sword. " Liar!" she yelled. Chaos sighed again. " Let me explain........" CRASH! " What is it Scott?" gasped Shade in alarm. Scott turned to look at him. " Someone shot out our tyres," he replied. " SHIT!" cursed Chaos. Suddenly, two shots rang out. " Take cover!" yelled Mae. After a pause, they all got back up. Shade drew a gun and tossed one to Mae. Shazi gave Chaos his sword and picked up the assault rifle from below the seat. " Scott can you move the car?" asked Shade. There was no response. " Scott?" Still no answer. Shade got up and leaned forward. " Shit," he sighed. " What is it," asked Mae worriedly. She leaned forward and gasped. There slumped in the front seats were Scott and Amber, with bullets between their eyes. Dead. Mae sunk into her seat, breathing heavily. " Are they-?" asked Shazi. Mae nodded. Suddenly Shade kicked open the door. " Shade! What are you doing?!" exclaimed Mae. " BASTARDS! WHO KILLED THEM?!" he roared. Another shot rang out and Shade dropped to his knees and leveled his sniper. As he lined up the target, a voice called out. " Stop Shade," Shade's eyes widened and Mae, Shazi and Chaos all gasped for standing there was Poe and with her was a squad of 30 soldiers, all of them pointing their guns towards Shade's group. " Freeze now!" she ordered. Chaos was the first to recover from his shock. " I don't think so Poe!" He took Shazi's gun. Poe laughed. " We have your comrades. If you shoot they all die!" she boasted. Chaos swore. Mae and Shazi tensed. Sighing, Shade raised his arms. " We surrender," he said softly. Chaos dropped the gun and imitated Shade, as did the girls. " This sucks," muttered Mae. Hiding a short distance away, Eve sighed. She watched as her friends were taken away. " Just wait guys, I'll free you" she muttered. Random walked into headquarters and froze. It was quiet, too quiet. He walked tentatively towards Koby's office. When he reached it he swore and drew his gun. Meglad, Koby's bodyguard, lay dead in his chair. Random cautiously entered the room and saw Ballard sitting there. " You! What are you doing here?" gasped Random. " Hello. You may know me as Police Chief Ballard but I'm now taking over Kametsu," he grinned. " What? You mean this is all your doing?" " Why of course," Random leveled the gun at Ballard. " Where's Koby?" he demanded. " I'm over here," said a voice behind him. Random turned around. " Sir! What-" he was silenced by Koby's knife sliding between his ribs. " Why?" gasped Random, sinking to the floor. Koby smiled coldly at him. "Sorry mate but i play for the winning team," " Ba-Bastard," breathed Random. He lay there on the floor. " I'm sorry Oby," He took his last breath and died......... Chapter 15 Oby snorted as she saw Vesh talking with Red. The inspector looked at her. " Hello Oby, i heard you were unconcious?" " Pfft, that tranquillizer was nothing," she lied. In truth her shoulder was still throbbing and she felt dizzy. " Hey Oby," grinned Red. In response, Oby spat at his feet. Red's grin turned to a grimace. " Take her away," he ordered the guards. " Wait," inturrupted Vesh. " What?" asked Red, irritably. " If we are going to discuss things, I need to meet with the rest of my team. Allow me to see them," he said. " Fine, go," said Red dismissively. " Mae? Shazi?" gasped a shocked Razor upon seeing his comrades. Only 3 hours ago they had been together at school. It was evening now but everything had changed. Suddenly. he spotted Chaos. " Bastard!" he exclaime and leaped at him. " Raz wait!" yelled Mae in alarm. Razor laid into Chaos, punch after punch at his face. The guards tasered him and he was restrained by Shade and Shazi. " Stop or you will be shot," said the guards. " Get off me!" he exclaimed. Chaos got up from the ground, wiping his lip. " Not bad Raz. You're way stronger than Leki," he smirked. " I'll kill you!" roared Danny. CRACK! Shazi's slap stunned Razor. " Leave it," she ordered. Danny cursed again. " Fine," he muttered. " Looks like your having fun," grinned Oby, entering the room. " Hey sis," sneered Mae. " Hey, stop arguing. For now we are on the same side." ordered Vesh, following Oby with Empathy at his side. " Vesh! Empathy!" exclaimed Shazi, embracing them both. " I would hug you but my arm kills," smiled Mae weakly. " I'll check it out," said Empathy, lifting her medical bag. " Me too please, that tranquillizer was killer," moaned Oby. Empathy hesitated. Shade nodded. " Do it," Oby snorted. " Where's everyone else?" asked Razor. Mae, Shazi and Shade tensed. " Scott and Amber are dead," stated Chaos matter-of-factly. " WHAT?" gasped Razor. Vesh rubbed his eyes. " Shit," he cursed. " How can you say it so casually?" demanded Shade. " Cuz I don't care!" grinned Chaos. " It's your fault bastard!" roared Shade. " STOP!" yelled Vesh. Everyone fell silent. " Good. Now I've lost enough comrades today and as much as I despise the Organisation, I know we must work together to save Kametsu. Now any suggestions?" Chapter 16 Mae sighed. She looked around the room and saw everyone was asleep. They had talked and discussed for hours without really getting anything done. She rubbed her shoulder, Empathy had done an amazing job and it was just a dull ache. Vesh had gone around an hour ago with Chaos to meet with the Americans. So much had happened today and Mae knew that more was to come. " I wonder just how many more of us will die," she muttered to herself. Oblivia, feigning sleep, nodded in agreement. 12 hours later " How long are we gonna be kept here?" moaned Razor. Yuna frowned. " Its lunch and Vesh and Chaos still aren't back," she said. " Speaking of lunch do we get any?" asked Shade. Suddenly, the door opened and Vesh and Chaos entered the cell, with 3 guards and Poe following them. " We've had a nice long chat and come to a decision," she smirked. Mae noticed that Vesh looked weary and Chaos was extremely agitated. Poe continued. " Our original aim was to eliminate the gang warfare that has engulfed Kametsu. However upon discussion with Inspector Vesh and Chaos, we have realised that the Organisation is to blame," she grinned. There was a collective gasp. " I told you we don't need you," muttered Vesh. " You might think that but your president called us in," replied Poe. Suddenly, Yuna lunged at Poe. A shot rang out. Yuna dropped to the floor, a bullet hole between her eyes. " YUNA!" screamed Oby, she moved towards Poe but was stopped by Chaos. Poe looked at her coldly. " Under the authority of the United States government, I sentence all members of the Organisation to execution!" Chapter 17 Razor patted his stomach contently. The members of Spec Ops had been released an hour ago and had eaten a great lunch. As he thought about the Organisation, he sighed. He turned to Shade. " This isn't right," he said to him. " I know. This is our job." replied Shade, darkly. " Why did the president even call in the Americans?" asked Razor. " Kametsu is a strategically valuable area. The president is a corrupt bastard who's only goal is to get chummy with the U.S. You following so far?" Razor nodded. " So by allowing them into Kametsu, he's giving them a stake in it. The Organisation is a powerful criminal syndicate, feared the world over so if the Americans destroy it, they look good and they have an excuse to come into Kametsu." " But why did they negoiate with Vesh and Chaos?" " To keep up the facade of being 'friendly allies'." said Shade. " But then why did they kill Scott and Amber?" asked Razor. Shade raised his eyebrow. " You are right. I'm stumped about that," " We didn't kill any of you," inturrupted Krog. " What?" gasped Shade. " Are you sure?" asked Razor. Krog nodded. " Poe specifically ordered us to avoid killing," said Krog. Razor frowned. " Well if you didn't kill them......." " Who did?" breathed Shade. Krog frowned. " We need to find Vesh now!" exclaimed Shade. " Like I'm gonna let you go anywhere!" yelled Krog. Razor narrowed his eyes. " What do you mean?" he asked. " Well, while you've been chatting, Zero Squad have secured all members of Spec Ops so they don't attempt a rescue!" " Shit," cursed Shade. " But don't you see, somethings wrong!" " Just sit tight," replied Krog. CRASH! The whole room shook. " What the-?" muttered Krog. Suddenly, Razor kicked him. Shade knocked out the guards. " Lets go find out what's going on," he said to Razor.
  8. Chapter 1: Why? RIIING! Danny slapped the off switch on his alarm clock. He slowly rose from his bed, stretching and yawning. Rubbing his eyes, he walked out of his room and across the hallway to the bathroom. He noticed the clock in the hallway. 8:00am. When did school start again? Scratching his head, he remembered. " CRAP! I'M GONNA BE LATE ON MY FIRST DAY OF HIGHSCHOOL!" "Hey Sho!" yelled Kro. The young teacher turned around. He locked his car and walked over to Kro. " Hey bud! How was your summer?" asked Sho. " Pretty awesome! I went to Rockville!" grinned Kro. Sho gasped. " No way! That mega rock festival?" " Yeah," replied Kro. " Dude you are so lucky! I spent my summer with my girlfriend," grimaced Sho. Kro looked confused. " Isn't that a good thing?" " Well, it should be but she spent all summer nagging and arguing. I broke up with her a couple of days ago. I honestly don't know how I managed to survive. It was hell mate. Hell!" he exclaimed. As they walked through the front entrance, Mr Keane, the headmaster, called them over. " Hello boys," " Hey Richard," smiled Kro. " Hi," said Sho. " Now, have you seen your homeroom assignments yet?" " No we havn't actually. We just got in," explained Kro. Mr Keane put a hand on Kro's shoulder. The headmaster was in his fifties but unlike some men his age, he was quite fit. Tall, with white hair and a kind face, he looked well for his years. Hope I look that good at his age, thought Kro. " Well to save you the hassle of going to the staff room, you Mr Wolf are in charge of freshmen class 1A. Still going to be the drama club adviser?" " Yes I am. 1A, nice. I always wanted freshmen. Should be a nice year." Sho chuckled. "Lucky you. At least you didn't get 2A," he remarked. Kro smirked at his words. Class 2A, last year's 1A, were quite infamous for their laziness and inattentiveness. Sho frowned as he noticed the giant grin on the headmaster's face. " No, please no," he gasped in horror. " Yes, Mr Miyasaki. You have 2A," beamed the headmaster. As Kro burst out laughing, Sho put his head in his hands. " Why me?"
  9. seirachan

    Acceptance(Short Story)

    Just a short story I wrote Art: http://sanzolover.de...t.com/#/d38wg9v ------------------------- Church bells ring in the Sunday morning of Maidstone, a beautiful England city. Full of children laughing rushing everywhere. Charles Greymound rides along in his carriage, led by the finest pure white horses. He is a rich renowned man of Maidstone. It is the day he needs to do business with the Mayor. Off not far a child pings a police officer with a slingshot. Making a satisfying ting sound as it bunches off his silly hat. The man gets angry and chases the boy holding his rifle by the end ready to beat him with it. The boy ends up cornered and scared. Just as the Officer brings down his weapon a little girl blocks the shot with her arm. She was not much over 8 years old wearing ragged old clothes. The Police man yells, "Out of the way kid unless you wanna get hurt too!". The girl glares at him with an admirable look in her eyes. She says, "There are other ways then hurting someone". The Officers eyebrow twitches as he gets angrier. He yells out, "That's it little kid your gonna get it!". "Stop!" a voice says from afar. The Officer stops in his tracks and looks, It was an older man with half white hair, round shaped glasses and a black English suit, It was Charles. The Officer shakes, "My humble apology's Mr. Greymound I didn't see you there". Charles shakes it off, "It's quite alright" he turns to the girl, "Who are you young lady? where are your parents?". The girl looks up to him with innocent eyes, "I am Kiara, but I have no parents". Charles says, "Well you'd better come with me then" he looks over the the boy, "You can run along now young lad, I trust you've learned your lesson" The boy shakes his head up and down and runs off. Charles sits with Kiara in his carriage on a pathway to a fancy mansion. Servants are tending the garden while little birds wash in a fancy bath. He stands at the door with her and says, "Kiara, from now on this is your home, you are always welcome here my new Daughter". Kiara speaks, "Are you sure Sir?" with an uncertain look in her eyes. Charles pressures, "Yes and from now on call me, father". Kiara says, "Yes father". Charles adds, "Now lets get you some nice clothes and a meal". Kiara is told to bathe first. There are female servants ready to wash her. She gets in the warm bathtub. The servants start to soap up her body. Kiara says, "Hey wait what are you doing? I can bathe myself". A servant says, "Are you sure Master?". Kiara answers, "Yes, but it's not master it's Kiara". The servant reply's, "yes we know but it is our jobs to address you as master". Kiara looks down depressed, "I don't like it". The servant says, "Alright, alright we will call you Kiara, is that better?". Kiara nods her head. After Kiara is done she walks out into a large bedroom with a wardrobe full of fancy clothes and the same female servants ready to dress her. Red, green, black, all different colors of English dresses to choose from. She tries to reach for the pink one but a servant grabs it for her and says, "This one Miss Kiara?". Kiara nods, "Yes that one". The servants scatter around her and one says, "Alright it's time to get you changed Miss Kiara". They start to take off her shirt. But Kiara says, "Wait stop! I can change myself" pulling back down her shirt. The servant says, "Are you sure Miss Kiara? We are here to do this for you". Kiara states, "Yes I'm quite fine on my own". She changes just fine into the dress by herself. She starts to walk out the door. The servants usher, "Wait we need to do your hair first!". Kiara steps back, "Oh right". She sits on a very fancy barber chair. The servant says, "I'm going to cut your hair is that alright?". Kiara agrees, "Yeah this ones fine, other people get their hair cut all the time". After around 30 minutes the servant finally finishes brushing and cutting her hair. She turns her around to see the mirror and says, "How do you like it Miss Kiara?". Her true blond hair is lightly curled reaching only to her shoulders. Her blue eyes match the fancy hair clips perfectly. Kiara looks over to the servant and says, "Thank you Miss". The Servant looks confused almost like she had never been thanked before. Kiara is sent to the dining room escorted by the servants. She walks in the room to see a boy about the same age as her sitting at the table. He is wearing a handsome green English suit. Looking bored with one leg on the chair staring off. Kiara looks over to him curious and greets him, "Hello there what is your name?". He looks over and gives an unpleasant smile, "I'm Lucifer, my father is out so I was forced to greet you, Commoner". Kiara says, "Okay" and sits across from him unaffected by the commoner remark. The boys smile fades disappointed leaving only a glare. Kiara just patiently waits for her food smiling. Lucifer growls, "What are you even doing here anyways, Commoner?". Kiara states, "Why do you hate me Lucifer?" leaving only a blank stare. Lucifer snaps, "Instead of "Lucifer" you should call ME master commoner, Your nothing but a pile of trash, a servant to those with money like me!". Kiara boldly states, "So your just selfish". A loud crash sound came from a plate a servant dropped by accident. She looks afraid from her mistake. Lucifer stomps over, "How dare you servant! you will receive no pay for weeks till those plates are paid off!" raising his hand. Kiara tightly grasped his wrist and gave him a heart shaking glare. She spoke with a pure heart, "That "servant" is a person just the same as you and me, we are all sons and daughters of Adam and Eve in everything that we are, we are one, there is no "higher" person, those who dub themselves higher are the trash they claim others to be". Lucifer gritted his teeth and started to turn to her. "That's enough!" said Charles. The children wondered which one he was talking to. Charles glared at Lucifer and said, "How many times have I told you not to treat the servants poorly!". Lucifer pushed it off, "yeah, yeah I know". Charles steam puffed, "Obviously not, now go to your room young lad!". Lucifer walked off not replying. Charles sighed, "I'm sorry about him, hes a little spoiled, I just hope he grows up alright". Kiara states, "It's okay I can deal with it". Charles smiles, "Welcome to your new home my daughter". Kiara smiles, "Thanks Father". Lucifer's hate for Kiara did not end there. He would always bicker about her and argue till death that she had no place in the family. Trying to play games to place blame on her but his father saw through it every time. There was no end to his hostile attitude at the thought of accepting her. Over the years nothing changed. It's Lucifer's 20th birthday and they're throwing a big party. Gifts galore for the son of Charles Greymound. Kiara stopped him before he entered the hall. Lucifer sighs, "Great I was hoping I wouldn't see you all day". Kiara laughs, "Come on brother don't be so sour I got something for you". Lucifer groans, "How many times have I told you not to call me that, I don't se-" She finishes, "See you as part of the family, yes, yes I know, Just shush and take this". She hands him a delicate specially made green English suit looking much like the one he was wearing when they first met. Kiara smiles, "Are you going to put it on?". Lucifer sighs, "yeah, yeah sure fine". Kiara waves, "See ya in the hall!". After he put it on he entered the Hall where the first part of the event would start. The green matched his eyes that went well with his dirty blonde hair. The woman at the tables blushed at his handsome looks. This part of the party was just fine dine wine and talking at tables. The cake was to be served outside the mansion. Lucifer sat alone at a table holding his wine in an expensive fine glass. Charles sat down next to him and said, "Lucifer, my son happy birthday, why are you sitting here all alone?". Lucifer answered, "Just taking my time" staring at the clock. Charles stated, "You know you should have made some friends in school so you could talk to them at this party, maybe now's your chance to make a few here?". Lucifer stated, "But father I just don't like any of them". Charles laughed, "Well you don't know that till you at lest try my boy". A butler announced the outdoor cake area was ready. Charles said, "Well I guess we'd better move over there now shall we". Lucifer followed him outside. Their was tons of different fancy cakes at the tables. Charles and Lucifer took what they wanted and sat at their table. Charles brought up, "So son are you ever gonna get married?". Lucifer nearly coked, "What!?". Charles repeated, "Are you ever gonna get married? you know we need someone to carry on the family name and Kiara can't do it cause shes a woman". Lucifer asks, "Whats this all of a sudden?". Charles reluctantly states, "I'm getting old son, I'd like to at lest see one grand kid before my days are over". Lucifer states, "Well that can't really happen anytime soon". Charles says, "Sure it can even if it takes 10 years, you can even marry Kiara shes not related by blood ya know". Lucifer nearly puked out his food in disgust. Charles backtracked, "Okay maybe not her but find somebody ya like son". Lucifer avoided, "Can we just drop it Dad?". Charles said, "Okay sure, but I guess I gotta get going now son, lots of work to do, have fun at your party". Lucifer waved, "Bye dad". He left in his white Packard Caribbean car with a servant diver. Kiara runs over to Lucifer, "Hey Lucifer there you are!". He roles his eyes, "Great your still here". Kiara giggles, "Come on why would I leave my big brother at his birthday". He stated, "Because it's what I've always wanted and you just like the tocher me?". Kiara laughs, "No not at all". The heavy sound of an explosion fills the air. They both look towards the sound. Only to see the car their father was in is no longer recognizable. Lucifer and Kiara stare shocked and wordless. The people behind them panicked. Kiara whispers, "F-father?" she starts to run towards what used to be a car. Lucifer grabs her wrist, "You wont see anything there you want to" looking down. Kiara starts to cry and asks, "Why? Father never did anything wrong, he didn't deserve this". Kiara runs crying into the building. Lucifer looks down and calls the party off. The servants cleaned the whole place up by nightfall and surprisingly Lucifer let them all go home just for this one night. Kiara was well pasted crying holding her fluffy fancy pillow. Her sheets matched her pink English dress. Still laying in her clothes not believing what happened. The door opened as Lucifer walked in. Kiara sat up immediately and said, "Brother? you should have knocked" wiping her eyes. Lucifer locked the door behind him smirking just well enough that she can't see yet. Kiara asked, "Brother whats up?". He pushed her down faster then she could respond pushing down her arms in a lock. When she looked up all she could see was a frightening grin attached to wicked green eyes full of Envy. Kiara shivered, "B-brother what in the world are you doing?". Lucifer stated, "You will no longer call me brother, call me "Master" you Servant, Commoner". Kiara yelled, "What the hell are you talking about!? father's dead and your gonna babble on about this shit!?". Lucifer laughed, "He was never your "father", he was just my annoyance, now without him around I'll do whatever I want". Kiara roared, "Your a hell of a lot worse then I ever thought you were, a hell of a lot more selfish then I ever dreamed" as she tried to fight his lock. Lucifer yelled, "Enough servant these clothes do not suit the likes of you!" He tore off the blouse of her dress reveling her under garments. Kiara screamed for help but the servants were all sent home. She tried pushing him with her free hand but she was too weak to fight him. Gritting her teeth as his hand felt down her chest. He laughed, "Just look at how defenseless you are servant, All these years of fighting and now I finally get what I want". Kiara bit his arm as hard as she could. He yelled, "You Wench!". She kicked him off of her rolling off the bed to stand her ground. Lucifer laughed, "Come on just call me master you might even like it". Kiara yelled, "Like hell I would you freak!". He chuckled, "There's nothing you can do I'm a lot stronger then you and it will take you a minute to unlock that door just give up" as he got up. Lucifer backed her against the wall placing his hand beside her head, "There is no escape from me servant". His downright evil eyes stared into hers filling her with fear. Lucifer touched her bare breasts leaning in to kiss her as she gritted her teeth closing her eyes. Kiara kicked him below the belt as hard as she could making him drop to the floor. With no time to waist she unlocked the door and ran for it. He muttered, "Dammit you bitch!" holding his stomach. She ran and ran down the hallway as fast as she could. But it didn't take him long to get up and chase her. Kiara tried to forget that he was behind her and kept going, huffing and puffing in fear. He pulled her by the wrist slamming her against the wall. Kiara looked up at Lucifer to see his infuriated face. He said, "It looks like I'm going to have to punish you disobedient servant". Kiara's hand touched something. It was knight armor, she remembered there was a sword attached to his armor. Even if it's dull it's better then nothing. He hand searched for it as she kept eye contacted scared out of her mind. Lucifer reached down her dress where he had ripped it. Getting ready to kiss her again with his tongue ready. Got it! She pulled the sword out and impaled his torso with it. Lucifer looked down to see the sword right through him, scared and bleeding out. Kiara cryed, "Why did you have to do this brother!? if you had just accepted me as your sister this would have never happened!". Lucifer chuckled, "Everything was supposed to be mine, I wanted everything, At the cost of anything". Kiara yelled, "Dumbass you can't be so selfish! and now you pay the price". Lucifer body went limp, he was dead. Kiara's hand that held the sword was covered in dripping blood as she cried out. It was found out that Lucifer Greymound was at fault Charles Greymound's death. He hired some people to make explosives for him, timed after the car was turned on. With a little bit of police interrogating they found out Lucifer Greymound hired them. It was also proven that Lucifer Greymound attempted to rape Kiara Greymound due to the ripped dress and finger print proof on the dress. She killed within the law of self defense. Kiara sold the mansion and left most of the money for town funding while she went on to live a normal life, a "commoner" life. She never cared for money and didn't have the skills to follow her father in law's work. She left Maidstone and moved on but not forgetting the family she had.
  10. Clare

    Narcissistic [Story]

    After seeing others of this forum write outstanding and amazing stories, I decided to write one myself with the main theme being “Stalkers”. This story takes place in a small town by the name of Springston. Near this town, a jailbreak occurred causing highly dangerous criminals to break free into the surrounding area. The police thought they captured all of the escaped prisoners, but one is still out on the loose and thirsty for murder. The murderer that broke out is known to not only kill unsuspecting people, but to also stalk them before he does. Five unexpected High School students find themselves immersed in a world of fear as they find themselves ‘targeted’ by this pyschopath. After finding out what the 5 students have in common, they team together to hunt down this insane individual to bring justice to their lives, and the town. Can they stop this cold-blooded murderer before everyone they know or themselves are killed one by one? Or, can they unite together and stop him once and for all? P. S. : I've divided the beginning of the story into 5 prologues, each setting up the story with each of the characters individually (all the characters are based off people from Kametsu). After I've completed the 5 prologues, the actual storyline will begin. Finally, without further delay, the story starts...
  11. Nero D. Ace

    Broken Dreams

    The rain thundered down outside the club, washing away the sorrows that had accumulated on the street, preparing it to be drenched in sadness once again. Inside the club, things were lively as usual. Drinks were passed around, the senior members of the bar occupied the center seats, acting as the beacon in the bar and the underage high school students sat afar, hoping to get laid. A girl came into the club and took a seat at the bar, her presence not even acknowledged by the numerous people celebrating or lamenting their own problems. She as just another fish looking for escape ... escape from her real life. “Just ... just gimme something to drink. Hot.”, she told the bartender, clutching her head as if in pain. The bartender brought over a cup of hot chocolate and set it in front of her. The girl fingered the cup, but didn't lift it up to drink. “Strange thing to drink, considering the atmosphere.”, the boy next to her said. “Excuse me?”, the girl asked, perplexed. “If you're going to lament ...”, he passed her one of the two beer bottles in his hand. “Lament properly. You might even get laid.” “I don't wanna ...”, she started. “Ahhh ...”, the boy looked away, seemingly embarrassed. “I'm sorry about that. I've had WAY too much to drink tonight.” “That's all right.”, the girl smiled. “To tell you the truth ... I am kind of depressed. But not suicidal or anything.” The boy laughed. “Is that so? Well, let me buy you a drink either way. I'm Iki.” “Emily ...”, the girl replied. Four hours of drinking had knocked the stuffing out of the two of them as they struggled to walk towards the train station. “I may be drunk ... but my mind is clear.”, Iki said. “Can't let a lady go to the train station by herself at this time of the night.” “It's very considerate of you ... but I'll be fine ...”, she looked away quickly. “Is something the matter?”, Iki asked. “No ... nothing ...” Iki stopped in his tracks. Emily looked at him, surprised. Just a minute ago, his face had been all random, now it was clear again ... and his eyes ... they were sharp now instead of the pale, drunk ones from the rest of the night. “I can't help someone who doesn't wanna be helped.”, he shrugged and proceeded to walk away. “Wha ... WAIT!”, Emily rushed towards him and grabbed his shoulder. “What do you mean?” Iki sighed. “I'm with the police. We've been keeping tabs on you since forever. We know how deep you are in this drug business.” Emily stepped back, surprised. “It ... it can't be ... He said ... he would take care of the tracks ...” “He lied.”, Iki said somewhat violently. “That's what he does. That's what they all do. Because you're expendable to them. Useless. Just a mindless junkie who can't do anything else.” Emily broke down in tears. “Please ... I didn't mean to ...” Iki's voice grew calm again. “It's not too late ... just testify against him and you'll be fine ...” Emily nodded slightly. “I ... I will.” Iki smiled. “Good. We'll take you into protective custody ... and you'll testify in court so that we can send that slimebag away for eternity.” “WELL WELL WELL!”, a voice came from behind Iki. “Marcus ...”, Emily's voice grew even more silent. “What are you doing out of the base?” “SHUT UP, YOU WHORE!!!”, the man called Marcus yelled at her. “When I got a tip ...” he turned towards Iki. “... that the cops are messing in my business, I put a watch on all my people. So ... who are you, boy? I know you're not a cop, 'cause they're in MY payroll.” Iki glanced at Emily. “Don't listen to him, he's lying. He can't hurt you in this place full of traffic cameras so he's trying to scare you. Don't buy it.” “WAKE UP, YOU FOOL!!!”, Marcus interrupted. “This guy is a fraud. He's NOT with the cops. He's playing you like the grand piano and you're getting played.” “Don't listen, Emily. You need to get out of this ...” “YOU STUPID LITTLE ...” Marcus took out a gun from his jacket pocket and aimed it at Emily. “I loved you, you know? But you're just too damn stupid! How could you fall for something so obvious? ...” Iki rushed between them. “Emily, RUN!” “You bastard!”, the gun fired with a loud BANG! And Iki fell to the ground, his body lifeless. Emily stared into his lifeless eyes for a few moments, then her gaze shifted towards Marcus ... “Oh my God ... he was telling the truth ... Marcus, you're mad!!! I completely misjudged you!!!” “SHUT UP!”, Marcus yelled at Emily, waving his gun around. “I'll deal with you later ... get back to base for now ...” “NO!”, Emily stood up defiantly. “I want out of this, Marcus. OUT OF THIS HELL!!!” She got up slowly, revealing a gun in her hand as well. Marcus' eyes widened. “What are you doing with that?” Emily lifted it up and pointed it at Marcus' head. “I bought this earlier for a different reason ... a different escape ... BUT I'M GOING TO USE IT TO KILL YOU!!!” “No ... don't ...”, Marcus never got the rest of the words out. The bullet came crashing out of Emily's gun and traveled all the wat through Marcus' skull, leaving a clear red hole in his forehead. Emily fell to her knees, her hands shaking. It was the first time she had killed somebody. “I'm ... I'm so sorry, Iki.”, she sobbed. “Don't be ... My job is done now.”, Iki said as he slowly got off the ground and took off his shirt, revealing a kevlar plate underneath. He scratched the surface and examined how far the bullet went as Emily looked on in disbelief. “But you ... you were dead, Your eyes ...”, she spoke as Iki came near her. “It's all right.”, Iki said as he hugged her. “It's over now ...” Then, with great force, he brought his hand crashing down on Emily's skull, rendering her unconscious. You did your part well, Emily. Iki thought as he dragged her to a bench. There were a few hiccups here and there but everything played out nicely. If it's any consolense, I live in my own hell everyday. Even though I am forbidden to kill, I can always work people against each other. That's what I do. I'm a 'Worker' after all. And with that, the individual known as Iki was never again seen in town. The body of Marcus was found and Emily was arrested as the prime suspect. There were clues found that hinted a third party involved but no forensic evidence was accumulated and in time, the case was dropped into cold storage.
  12. Prologue In the Enivid Cluster of the Milky Way Galaxy there lies a planet known as Megnium. Megnium used to be a plant of constant battles but that changed during the Omega Crusades. During the Omega Crusade s the different races of sentient beings battled each other for dominance but suddenly the focused changed to the dongra who formed a pact with the demons of hell. So the Humans, Zaefer, and Skeletorians fought all out against the demons before a hero named Aevin King sacrificed himself to seal away the demons. The dongra then decided to surrender and also to join the Imperial Council along with the other races. But during the building of the Council itself the builders found a mysterious tablet that described the devils ultimate test will come with the fires of Hell and turn e moon as red as blood. But it also said that godwould grant the grace of Heaven to one who's heart is as pure as the driven snow. So only time will tell if the prophecy will become reality.
  13. RazorDan

    Kametsu High XI [story]

    Prologue Danny dribbled past two opponents and looked up. He saw John open and passed it to him. John beat his marker and passed it to Wren. She showed great speed to run past the defence and she smashed it into the bottom corner. The scout looked surprised and turned to the man next to him. " Sorry Perso but your middle schoolers are terrible. But those three they've got real class." he said to Persocom. Persocom was the coach of Kametsu High and was here to see if anyone was good enough for his team. " So" continued the scout. " As a scout for East Kametsu Academy, the top high school team in the region i'd like to talk to them," Persocom nodded, grinning. As the players walked off the pitch, they were all doubled over in exhaustion. All except John, Wren and Danny. The scout smiled and said, " I'd like to formally invite you three to trials at East Kametsu Academy," he said proudly. "Not interested" said Wren abruptly, walking off. " Piss off you idiot!" laughed John, also walking off. The scout looked stunned. Danny put his hand on the scout's shoulder. " Well, you see. Mine and John's gang is in this territory and we've got some pretty big enemies at the Academy and Wren isn't really interested in the game. So see ya loser!" smirked Danny. He turned around and walked to Persocom. " Well coach see ya next term," he stated and walked off. The scout wasn't happy. " Perso!" he exclaimed. " Your team's finished!" Persocom grinned. " Looks like they've rattled you. I think this year your going to be destroyed" he said calmly. He too walked off leaving the scout red-faced and shaking with anger.
  14. I wrote about a weird dream I had -------------------- They cloud the sky's once more. I can see the anonymous dark brown cover over the beautiful sunset. I am very late. I need to know if your alright tonight. I run out of the building hoping to make it to you in time. A man calls out to me. What is someone doing out here now? It's dangerous! He comes closer and speaks in a mysterious voice, "There you are my beautiful". He holds up my chin making us look eye to eye. He is so handsome. Perfect blue eyes, and medium length blonde hair. But this aura wasn't right, something so evil was so close I was breathing it in. He continues, "I can give you anything you want, beauty unimaginable, pleasure beyond this world, anything you desire my love, let me show you". He flicks his fingers. Everything around us has changed. I look around to see my surroundings. It is so beautiful, The grass is a perfect blend of green with so many colorful flowers all throughout it. There is a small round pond with such clear spring water I can see the bottom. Inside of it is a pure white rectangle stone, big enough to be a bed. He jesters me to follow. We stop in front of the pound. He sets me on the stone, I feel the water touch me with such a relaxing feeling. He feels up my body, Up my leg, down my chest. He leans in for a kiss gazing into my eyes. "NO!" I scream. I try to push him off of me. He pushes me down with all his force. The kind-like face he once had was now angry. He's hurting me. I start to cry in fear. I keep struggling. I have to get free! He's waiting for me! I manage to slip out of his hands and run for it. The beautiful place I was in fades away as I return to the dark street I was in before. I keep running, crying, scared. Please don't follow me! I make it into the building I was in before. I run into a room and hide inside of the closet. I hold my mouth trying so hard not to make noise. I manage to calm myself down a bit. But the door opens. Each step was like knifes craving into my chest. I was so scared. The foot steps stop. I can see him through the cracks. I accidentally let out a little whimper. OH NO NO NO NO NO! The door between me and him opens. Those eyes, those evil eyes. "Did you think you could hide from me?".
  15. [Epilogue] a man named rei...unwanted by his family, unwanted by his by those around him, and also unwanted to be of existence. burdened to carry all the hate that the people had for him; for the reason of he himself could not understand decided to join the Reserve Corps in order to forget and bury the feelings of anguish and sadness that was bestowed upon him. a student living his life on the shadows as a military trainee struggled and was nothing more than a mere nuisance to others, continued to live both lives as his way of seeing his self worth. trained intensely, instructors saw his skill and talents as a combatant and gave him opportunities that no other trainee before him has ever been presented. The honor of being the shadow-ish hand for the government. believing in only one truth that he has to protect those who are important to him even though they shunned his very existence continued to live. after months of intensive training he was molded into not as a soldier but as a weapon to be used for the sole purpose of being the one to eliminate the potential enemies of the country. assigned various tasks of political, business, and personal assassinations; torture and destruction, rei proceeded without fail to carry out the tasks he was assigned to. until one incident... he was given the task to lead new recruit for survival training in the jungle for 3 days and teach them how to survive. however, disaster struck and one of the trainees was captured while gathering food by the rebel faction since that the country was always under civil war. rei got wind of the events that ensued and therefore proceeded with a plan to rescue the captured recruit, waiting outside the borders of the enemy camp that was very near to their own until nightfall, he and the other recruits waited patiently. then, he executed his rescue operation. rei snuck behind one of the guards and with a swift motion, he broke the guard's neck without hesitation. he thought he was in the clear when suddenly, another guard appeared and tried to warn the other but without a moments notice rei threw his machete at the guard and hit the guards head. after pulling out his machete out of the guard's head, he proceeded to hide the bodies of the the two guard he had just killed and snuck into the base without notice. rei arrived at the hut where the prisoner was and to his luck no one was even guarding the prisoner so he quickly rushed in and untied the prisoner and asked him "have you give any information about you recruits?" and the prisoner replied "no they even threatened me that they would kill me if i didn't but i just sat there and endured their torture". rei didn't notice that the prisoner had burns to some parts of his body and his wrist was broken on 10 parts. he didn't mind the wounds and proceeded to carry the prisoner out of there before it was too late. but just before they could vanish into the night with the prisoner a rebel soldier who was on watch spotted one of the recruits and sounded the alarm. now, running from their pursuers for and hour they stopped at the edge of the field and stood their ground. while their pursuers were on the opposite side of the open field and pointed their weapons, ready to fire... so without thinking one of the trainees raised his machete and gave a very loud battle cry that could be heard for a few kilometers, surprised by this rei told the trainees "men, we have now choice but to stand our ground and hope for what god will give us today..." rei along with the other trainees raised their machetes and shouted as if to challenge the rebel force to a slash off. but then without warning one of the trainees began to run towards the enemy faction, so rei ordered them to march on to the field following the first trainees lead...and then all hell broke loose... the battle lasted for three and a half hours before the enemy faction started to retreat. out of thirty men, ten survived with rei included... after the battle they proceeded to the military garrison that was near the field and ask for medical assistance. rei lost consciousness while he was being treated, he was out for one week before he recalled the incident. he told one of the brigadier generals of the incident and asked him if he could shed some light of the reason why he and the trainees were asked to stay in that position near the rebel camp. after a long pause the general told him the truth the some of the weapons from the military were missing from the storage facility and in huge quantities, so rei asked him "isn't it suspicious that weapons are missing and we were placed into a position near the rebel camp?" and the general replied "yes, it is a weird coincidence since, that weapons were just fairly new and never been fired not even a single round". so that it?!! rei told to himself since, that he understood the situation quite well and was aware of the conspiracy that was going on...so he said to himself "that bastard he sold those weapons and we were just targets in this transaction, this mission was a complete deceit all along!!!". after a few moments the general asked him "have you ever told anyone of this incident since that none of the trainees would talk and i know you wouldn't want to discuss this so, i ask you this matter is to be left classified." then, rei said "sir what about the men that died in the field, their deaths were in vain. how could i tell their family the news of them no coming back?!!" the general replied "i told them they would be in a special camp and won't be coming back soon. so may i ask who ordered this mission?" "it was general chang sir." rei replied... "ok keep it a secret then don't tell anyone you might be in danger" said the general. "yes sir." was the last words the rei said to the general before he stood up and left. after a few days rei gave his withdrawal from the military and proceeded to lead a normal life...and vowed that after 5 years he will kill general chang for his deeds. so, as years passed rei studied and lead a normal life... then his father told them that they would have to move to canada and live there to start a new life... after arriving in canada rei waited for a year when he was notified that general chang would die in five months, he thought "this is the perfect time to strike if i do not kill him with my own hands then the men that died that day would never be able to rest..." [notes] i will continue this story as i progress...
  16. Been working on this for 5 days FINALITY done ---------------- If something that was always there but you never saw, just disappeared, Would You Notice? If something came before you Different, yet the same, Would You Notice? Could you put two and two together? Or would it never occur to you? This starts off with a girl. Who came from no where. Before a boy. Just sitting in a school cafeteria playing his Nintendo DS as he did every lunch period. The girl walked in front of him leaning over, as if she was purposely casting her shadow over his game screen. The boy looked up at her to see the girls short blond hair drape over the sides of her face as her brown eyes laid fixed on his screen. The boy was a bit irritated from his lighting being blocked. He gave her a frown as his brown bangs fell to the left side of his face. Green eyes glared at her as he spoke, "h-hey". She seemed to take it in and sat down on the bench beside him still watching the screen. He obliviously wasn't so comfortable with some stranger sitting beside him, moving away from her trying to focus on his game. She stated, "Pokemon Silver? Looks like your on the 4th gym". He snorted, "How do you know I'm on my forth"? She mellowly stated, "I saw your badges when you opened your menu". She leaned back and sighed, "Playing old games is pretty fun though, some of the originals are better then the new versions". His sourness towards her faded away as a connection was made. He nodded, "Yeah, games suck these days". She spouted, "Hey I didn't say all of them suck! Some are still good, how about Dragon Age"? He blinked in surprise, "Well I never played that one, sorry". He paused for a second, "hey whats your name anyways"? She blinked caught off guard by the question, "Oh it's, Tajya, Whats yours?". He closed his DS speaking, "Tajya huh? mines Darren". The school bells rang to indicate that Lunch was over. The two of them went to there classes. Only to see each other again and again each lunch period. A growing friendship that has lasted for a month. They often talked about games and walked around the school. Today they met on different terms. In the middle of class period they happened to cross paths from a bathroom break. Tajya excitedly stops, "oh hey Darren, whats up?". Darren replied, "Oh nothing much just stupid English class". She laughs, "Yeah I got math, just a bunch of boring numbers I'll never need to know". Darren grins, "Ya know what, maybe we should skip class". Tajya returns the grin, "Hey that's not a bad idea, where do you wanna go?". Darren says, "Well follow me" walking forward. They sit together behind an unused portable figuring no one will find them there. The wind blows as Tajya holds her blue jean skirt that ruffles down just before her knees. Her white tight shirt bares a Logo in pink across the front saying, "Cute and Stylish" as it drapes down to show much cleavage. Her shoes are simple white saddles. Darren folds his arms over his knees. He clearly doesn't care for style with his plain black shirt and his baggy blue jeans. But his green eyes gaze off as his hair is blown by the spring breeze. Darren speaks, "You know we've been talking about games so much, but you've never told me about yourself". Tajya blinks from the unexpected question, "Well what do you wanna know"? Darren says, "Not sure, how about your family? You got any brothers or sisters". Tajya answers, "well not really-". A lady yells out, "Hey you two-"! At a glance they realize she is a supervisor. Tajya grasps Darren's hand and runs for it. They make it into the school building. She takes him into the washroom. Darren's eyes widen when he sees the girls sign. But he lets her drag him anyways. They catch their breath inside a cramped bathroom stall. Darren gasps, "This is the girls washroom"! Tajya laughs, "so? no ones here, It's just us". The air grows strained between them knowing they are alone. Tajya backs up against the stall wall as she feels her leg being touched. They are no longer seeing each other with their eyes, but with their lips as they come closer together. Lips locked together as Darren feels further up her leg into her skirt. Just as quickly as they came together they separated. Tajya covered her face sliding down the stall wall. She had looked like she was about to cry. Darren asked, "are-are you alright, I-I'm sorry". He clearly felt guilty looking at his hand that touched her like that. Tajya dashes out the stall yelling, "I-I can't"! Only to fall over, face first onto the tiled floor. Darren quickly comes to her aid, "Tajya! are you okay"!? Tajya rolled onto her side holding her knee, "it hurts"! It was easy to tell by her face that she was in a lot of pain. Darren saw her shirt was rolled up a bit. He had caught eye of something so he reached for her shirt and moved it up just a bit. Only to see a big bruise across her side. She looked up at him in pain and sorrow. Darren picked her up and in time he was in the hospital waiting room. He felt like he had been waiting days. Going over everything that had happened. Wondering if shes okay and if, it was a mistake to kiss her. Finally a nurse came telling him it's alright to see her. As he walked through the door his heart ached seeing her hooked up to machine laying in a hospital bed. The nurse slowly closed the door behind him. It was only the two of them. In a silent room. Darren slowly walked to her bed and sat down in the chair. Tajya looked up at him almost ready to cry. Darren's lips barely opened, "Tajya, I- are your okay? I'm so sorry". Tajya looks at him. Her lips move regretfully in a weak sick voice, "Darren, there's something I need to tell you". Darren hastefully says, "What? what is it? please tell me". Tajya looks away, "I had known about my sickness before we met, I didn't want you to find out" She stops to catch her breath, "and I didn't want to hurt you, But I- I'm going to die". Darren's eyes widen as a tear flows down. Tajya continues, "I have Leukemia, it's cancer of the blood and I was just so unlucky that nothing works". Darren holds his face starting to cry, "T-then why did you meet me? and why didn't you tell me at all this past month?". Tajya regretfully states, "Because I was selfish, I wanted a friend and then when my sickness was too much I was going to disappear". Darren picks up her hand holding it with both of his against his head as tears flow down. He confesses, "Tayja, I-I love you, this past month with you has been the best time of my life, please tell me how you feel about me". He holds her hand tighter waiting on an answer in this sorrowful moment. Tajya says, "I can't lie, I share the same feelings, it's too late to take back everything we've done". She takes her breath, "and you now know my sickness". Darren says, "Then please let me love you till the end" looking her in the eye with tears dripping down his face. Tajya looks into his eyes, "Are you sure you want to? I don't have much time left, a month if that". Darren holds her hand even tighter, "Yes, I want to give you a happy ending, let me show you what love is". In his tearful eyes there was now strong determination. Tajya weakly speaks, "Alright, just promise me that when I die, You'll live on and smile just for me, Please". Darren nods, "Yes, I promise I will smile for you". He kisses the back of her hand as if he were sealing his promise. By night Tajya was relieved from the hospital. Darren held her hand at her Apartment doorstep. Tajya looked over to him, "You can come in". Darren nods as they walk inside. She flipped the light switch relieving the house. It was a simple small one bedroom apartment. The living room had a black leather love seat with a lavender lamp on a small table beside it. Across from it was a LCD TV on a black glass TV stand with an Xbox 360 hooked up beside it. The flooring was a simple gray rug. The kitchen was pretty small, It just had everything it needed. Darren takes off his shoes and asks, "Do you have any parents?". Tajya shakes her head, "No, my mother died some time ago". She puts away her shoes, "and I never knew my father". Darren sorrowfully states, "You must live a hard life". Tajya nods, "I was working at a restaurant to pay the bills and going to school, until just awhile ago when I had already gotten enough money to get through this last month". He asks, "Why go to school? knowing your time is almost up?". She answers, "Its better then just staying at home by myself with nothing to do". He agrees, "True" rubbing the back of his neck. Tajya sits on the love seat waving her hand on the empty side ushering him to sit with her. Darren sits beside her. They are alone now. The air between them hardens, so close. Darren lifts his hand and feels down the side of her face. Their lips move closer into a kiss. He looks at her and asks worryingly, "Why is your arm all bruised?" as he feels down the bruise with his hand. Tajya states, "It's because of my Leukemia, I bruise very easily, remember when I fell earlier?". Darren whispers in her ear, "I guess I'm just gonna have to be gentle". He slowly pushes her on the love seat kissing down her neck and at the same time feeling up her skirt. She asks him, "Are you sure you wanna do this?" holding onto his shoulders. He said, "Yes" sealing it with a kiss. They woke up in her bed Wednesday morning. Looking at one another. Darren hugs her close to his heart and says happily, "Good morning". Tajya smiles, "You know what time it is? skipper". Darren kisses her on the forehead and says, "Well id rather spend time with you". She laughs, "I'll let you get away with it today, but you'd better get homework if your going to be spending time with me, I at lest have an excuse". Darren jokes, "Yes mom". Tajya giggles in his arms. Three weeks passed as they were happily together. They would play games and just have fun. But sometimes she would have her bad days. Where she couldn't get out of bed. Time was running out. Darren took her to his house today. His mother was gone for the night at work. The house was messy and unorganized. Some cloths hang down from the plain brown couch they sat on. With only a box TV and games scattered in piles around it. Tajya asked, "Hey Darren, do you have any family besides your mother?". Darren answered, "Yeah, My older brother moved out years ago, comes and visits sometimes" hooking up the game system. Tajya asks, "Whats it like having a sibling?". Darren's heart ached realizing the importance of this question. This was something she will never experience. He said, "Well, I guess it's troublesome" He smiles, "We used to beat each other up a lot and make everything a competition". Tajya says, "Yet your smiling, was it really so troublesome?". Darren grins, "Well maybe a fun kind of trouble". She put her hand on her heart and said, "I think I understand". Darren stands up, "Well games up, you ready to play?". He turns around, "Tajya?". She was bleeding from her nose, holding her chest tightly. He rushed towards her, "Tajya! are you okay!?". She weakly spoke, "It'll pass, just wait". Darren held her weak body in his chest, praying in his mind she'll be alright. She held onto his chest tightly. In time the bleeding stopped but she was still in immense pain. Tajya said, "Darren, I-It still hurts". Darren hastily said, "We've gotta get you to the hospital"! Tajya put her hand on his. Just has he turns his head towards her she gives him a kiss, as if it were the last kiss they were ever have. She uttered the words, "I love you Darren". He grasps her hand and says, "I love you too Tajya". She was rushed to the hospital with Darren holding her hand all the way. Once again Darren stands in the same waiting room. Wondering and going over everything. Sitting down and getting up once in awhile, impatient. Finally a nurse comes around the corner. Darren waits to hear the news and hopes to death she isn't gone. To his surprise the nurse tells him it's okay to see her. Once again he sees Tajya hooked up to a machine as the door closes behind him. Alone again. That same feeling just like he was reliving the past. He walks up to her bed and sits in the chair beside it. He says, "Are you going to be alright?". Tajya looks him in the eye, "Not this time" A shock to the heart. Something they both knew was going to happen sometime. Is now coming true. Darren gently grasps her hand with both of his. This time there are no tears. There is too much for tears as he sets his head on her hand. He speaks, "I love you Tajya". She reply's, "I love you too". He kisses her hand, sealing fate. One month later. He kept his promise, hes still around. Living on and smiling, just for her. He was moving the TV stand when he found something. A wallet. He simply assumed someone had lost it opening it up to see who's it was. Much to his surprise, it was Tajya's. But underneath her ID another card was sticking out. He pulled it out, only to see a ID of someone else he knew very well. It was a girl with plain brown hair and brown eyes. Putting these two pictures side by side he saw a huge resemblance. A piece of paper hand fallen out of the wallet when he pulled the card. He picked it up to find that It was a note addressed to him. "If something that was always there but you never saw, just disappeared, Would You Notice? If something came before you Different, yet the same, Would You Notice? Could you put two and two together? Or would it never occur to you? Yes that plain girl in that picture is me. I'm sorry I lied to you this whole time. When I found out I had cancer I wanted a second chance. A second chance at having a friend but we turned into much more then that. I really did love you this whole time, Thank you so much for the life you gave me. I'm so sorry if this upsets you. If it does please discard it and remember me as Tajya. Leaving this here for you may even be so pointless but I want you to know the truth. I didn't tell you while I was alive because If you had hated me because of it then you would have been forced to love me until I died. Please live a happy life even if it's not for me." Darren smiled, accepting the note. He spoke, "Thank you, for being honest with me in the end, I will always love you".
  17. Kekashi

    Fallen Zero

    This is the continuation of Zero Rising!!!!! Chapter 1: “It's the End of The World As We Know It, And I Feel Fine” It's the End of the World by REM Kakashi dies a slow painful death without even ever knowing the sweet kiss of a girl. The mysterious Organization has started taking over the world. And our heroes are trying to get help from the mysterious league of Zero's. “Please Grand Zero, we need your help. The world is in dire jeopardy!!!” Vesh pleaded big man on the throne. “The world is always in jeopardy, why should we care?” Asked a gruff voice from one of the upper levels. Other people in the room that was previously empty started shouting in agreement. “Where did all these people come from?” The team started asking. “They are Nexuses, they are a group of people who became Zeros and then exceeded That power and then died.” Vesh replied, “They are the ones sleeping in the tombs. They are the the counsel of Zero.” One of the nexuses looked closely at the group behind Vesh. Right as he was about to say something, Vesh announced, “The Organization is trying to take over the world, and they are gonna do it!” Everyone in the room shut up immediately and listened to what Vesh said. “I'm here to request help from the counsel, and the people behind me are here to explain what has happened, and is happening.” Vesh turned to the group behind him and told them to tell their stories. As they explained Grand Zero's face became more and more angered. Finally he stood up and decreed in an angry gruff tone, “It's time for us to get involved and end this war once and for all. Zero Vesh, you will leave and take the people you brought with you, you will be our army. I will send with you Nexus Core.” He looked down at the man standing in front of Vesh, “When the time comes summon us and we will end this.” Nexus core Turned around and followed Vesh and the others our of the room. With his face hidden from the world, who is he...
  18. Chapter 1 Every human being has a fear of the dark. When we are children we are told that this fear has no grounds. Scientist have said it's the fear of the unknown and that it's based on our primal orgins that we were once food for predators. Now that is curious. Are we on top of the foodchain? Or merely prey for a high predator? ******************************************************************************** The sky was a velvet puple with the pulmes of clouds obsecuring the fading sunlight. The red brick building now the colour of bark and the window darkening with every passing minute. Lectures had finished for the day as Poppy came out of the sliding front door. The University was one of the best in the country, all the students had to pass exams both mental and physical. Poppy had only just passed the physical endurance test; the examiners let her through due to her high mental exam scores. The odd thing about this university wasn't the strange entrance exam. It was that it was in the middle of no where. The nearest town was ten miles away, and the buildings themselves were built in the middle of a wood, meaning all students lived on campus. Poppy slid a lock of hair that had come loose from her ebony ponytail. Her eyes were almost as dark. Her mind was thinking of the many comments about her appearance; she had once been called a vampire due to her pale skin and her dark eyes. The sun finally set as the lights slowly switched on to show the web like paths back to the dormatories. Poppy shivered, shaking her head as she fought the urge to run. He malicously grinned as he watched the dark haired girl walk away. Mine.
  19. 10 long years have passed since the civil war ripped the Realm of Antarius in half. The forces of the Loyalist Count Devlin, whom fought against Duke Raitor after he disposed of King Evlor were defeated and scattered with the Count being executed shortly after capture. During this time Duke Raitor, renaming himself Emperor Raitor the Glorious ruled the Realm with an iron fist. Terror and fear were common place as the forces of Raitor did as they please, oppressing the citizens to prevent any rebellions from occurring. “It was during the 10th year of the Reign of the Terrible Tyrant as he would be called in the future that the seeds of rebellion that was planted the day of Count Devlin’s defeat would finally blossom. That was when the heir to the throne of Evlor would begin his journey to reclaim the throne of gold.” “Um excuse me” a voice quietly interrupted, “but it says here that I only have a bit part, I think someone as awesome as me should have a more wicked part then this!” “Uh….I’m just the narrator of this story, I really don’t have a say in who gets what part.” “LOOK!” The voice yelled, “I WANT A BIGGER PART SO EITHER GET ME ONE OR I’M GOING TO ANNOY YOU TILL YOU DO!” “I can’t really…” “I DON’T CARE!” It yelled again, louder this time, “I WANT A BIGGER PART DAMNIT!” “ALRIGHT ALRIGHT, you’ll get a bigger damn part!” the narrator finally yelled back, his patience lost. “God, I don’t get paid enough for this crap.” “Man you certainly cave easily.” A young man said with a chuckle. “I know, I thought it would take more than that to convince him to agree to it!” The voice said again. “SHUT UP! AND LET ME FINISH!” The narrator yelled at the two. He then cleared his throat before continuing. “Now as I was saying, the story begins following a young individual on its quest for justice, vengeance and to reclaim its birth right.” “It’s sexless?” A man asked. “It hasn’t been decided yet, now will you stop with these damn interruptions! I am trying to get the story going!” The narrator snapped at the man. “Oh sorry.” He apologized. “It doesn’t matter anyways, I already finished the introduction. So the story will begin soon, god why do I take these low paying jobs.”
  20. "First off before I start this story I would like to say a few things.... Anyone looking for a heart warming happy ending has come to the wrong place... ok. I come being the bearer of bad news. The only hope right now, is that we are free. And you are free to decide for your selves whether this story is on the side of good, evil, or has been lost somewhere inbetween. Lost somewhere, where only the shadows on their best days can reach us." "With that said; this story does start out, with hope and a clear line of right and wrong. And again you have to decide whether we have strayed for that path or not; ok?!" No Man For Him Self I peeked around the corner, using my new Pock as a mirror to see what, if anything was going on down the hall that intersected with mine. I had made it this far without getting caught, I was going to make it the rest of the way too. Damn, four guards, and only one way to the end of the ship I needed to be at. I couldn’t run up and tsar them all at ounce. I had grabbed it from the first guard I jumped and the nice kill switch had been working to my advantage up till now, but none of the guards seemed to be caring a gun or pulse saber for a ranged attack. I hate that I got on this ship with no plan; I hate that the one person I tried keeping out of my mess I have to rescue and I absolutely hate without a doubt the damn guard who made me use my favorite gun as a bomb to blow the guy up because it ran out of energy to shoot him with it. Luckily I was able to get on the ship (A) before it took off ( with nobody noticing me, and ©… I was going to say with a weapon but now… damn, and now EVERYONE is looking for me. I sat back against the wall to think. It was only a matter of time before they found and killed me. I needed the food I had come to get in the first place, and Ash, how though was now the matter. I couldn’t get to her, let alone get her free, I knew the map of the ship from a download terminal I hacked 7 hallways ago, but now there was no more air vents to craw through that I’d fit in from here to her and if the people on this ship figured out what I was after they’d kill her to get to me. If only I knew the password to use the Pock it would make this almost easy, but without… I hit the thing on the wall in frustration. Darn it, I broke it. Error messages were on the screen. Well that took that option away… a reset message popped up. Yay, I taped the screen, ‘do you wish to access… “yes I do,” a very proud me was going to tell everyone that I hacked it, not that I couldn’t hack an un-hackable device, but instead hit it against a wall and reset the darn thing. “Now let’s see,” looking through the options and knowing what needed to be done now and how I’d gotten to this point, how could I use everything to my advantage. Some people might only think that the past is set in stone, but to me all things are absolute, not a question, not a hesitation; to me though the past, the present, and future, are all the same. As long as I’ve decide to do something, it will be made real. After dad died I promised myself to protect Ash and what had been his new wife, but with food scarce on our planet; we lived on what were called 'food shuttles' like the one I was on now; they looked so big and promising at first when it came down to our planet to give aid; but they always gave so little and everyone knew there was more they could give. But why help a dying race? It’s funny how humans from two different galaxies could be the same yet so different. Why help the weak, well, I wouldn’t be nice to those who killed my farther over just wanting more food for his family. And now taking my sister to probably have her end up the same way; diplomacy my ass. Screw the court founded between our two people’ they wanted our abilities on how we learned how to use 'tech' so fast, and how we have "our" 'tech' only work with us and not them. They had food, we had evolved minds, they wanted what we have and so they said they would be happy to help. Just one thing, even a low life like me could tell when something’s a sham. Just keeping our world working long enough for our people to tell all our secrets then they could destroy us. Or just leave us to dye a slow death as our planet has been, for a very long time. I don’t blame our diplomats, what else could they do. That’s also the reason the food keeps coming though, even though each one gets attack or there is an attempt. They do it on purpose, they say after an attack “well maybe we shouldn’t help you anymore,” but we need the food so we offer to give more information and they keep sending food and only give us enough to die a slow death, so we attack the food carriers before they leave, because they know we know they don’t give us all the food on the ship. They say they only have so many cargos and it takes so long between galaxies, well, it’s a lie. And the cycle continues; well… for now. “Ok, I’ve been sitting here long enough, now for a plan,” I lightly slapped myself on the checks while softly giving myself another pep talk. Well who else was going to give me one? "Let’s see, going to the ‘mess’ would be the best place to start, then the engine room to remove a few important pieces they might need. Then going to get Ash had to be the last thing. I only had enough power for three Jumps with this Pock form the looks of it, so this has to work, it just has to," I whispered to myself as I pressed my index finger down on the screen of the Pock and Jumped. There was a knock on the cabin door. “Not now,” yelled the captain. Another knock. “I said not now you fool,” Another knock. “What the hell!” the captain got up and opened his cabin door. “What the hell, you’re the man who has been killing my crew! “ “Yep, they sure don’t train’em like they used to.” The captain pulled out his gun at pointed it at me. “I really wouldn’t do that if I were you.” “And why not?” “Because you and I both know I’m the only one who can fix the little mess you’re in with a good chunk of your engine missing. I can return it, but I have a few conditions to make first.” The captain didn’t lower the gun, but did pull his finger away from the trigger. “What do you want? Money? Food? A Ship?” “No, not now, and yes, and I would also like to see the prisoner named Ash Yashi and have her brought here to make sure she is alright and then I will help you.” “That it?” Captain Cally looked perplex. “All you want is the girl we picked up and threw in the brig for trying to steal some food, and an escape ship; that’s why you’ve been killing my men?” “Yah, that’s it.” “Who is she to you? A Friend, a lover?!” “Something like that. Now if you’d please.” I waved my hand to the intercom by the inside of the door. Captain Cally walked over and put his finger on the fingerprint scanner so it would direct the call. “Brig please,” The captain said into the speaker. “Yes sir,” Said a nice sounding lady that I presumed was the transmissions board operator for the ship. “Sounds pretty, she single?” the captain glared at me. “What? Can’t blame a guy for try’n” A gruff sounding man came on the speaker now, “Yes Captain?” “Please release the prisoner, and escort her to my corters immediately.” “Yes Captain. Captain?” “I found a way to get the ship working.” He let his finger drop from the pad to disconnect, and walked over and dropped into his easy chair. “So as soon as you see the girl you’re going to fix the ship." “Well that sounded like an order, and not a question, but yes, trust me I want nothing more than to leave here with Ash before the Drages notice were in their 'Space' and come here to greet us.” The captain looked tired and lost in thought. He hadn’t asked and I wasn’t going to give an answer if he had asked the question to what he was thinking. ‘Does he really think he’s getting off this ship ounce he’s fixed it?’ A few moments later there was a knock at the door and I got up from the couch I was sitting on as did the captain from his chair and he walked over to the door to answer it. “Captain here is the prisoner,” The officer at the door said while holding a young small girl that was not frail looking, though had not seen a two course meal in a while either, but even so her beauty was not covered by the scrapes on her or the fact she had old torn dirty clothes. She looked like a doll. Her blue eye’s never showed anything but a deep fighting spirit in them, which always brought a smile to my face. “Bring her in please, and uncuff her.” The officer did; and did. She looked at me for a second with hope, but did not move toward me or smile or even looked at me longer then a second at all. She had always been a wonderful student, though I wish now I had shown her how to be a bit sneakier. “Please leave now,” the captain said to the officer. “You too,” I spoke up looking at the captain. “I want to have a word with her, then you may show me to your engine room and I will fix what I did to it. “How do I know you aren’t planning something?” “And what would I plan with captain, there’s nothing in here you don’t know about and as you can see I don’t have a weapon. I’m only asking for five minutes.” “You get one, and remember you can’t lock the door without the right fingerprints so don’t try.” The Captain and the officer stepped out and the door closed. “Brother!” Ash ran into my arms so fast that I almost fell over. “I thought I would be taken away and never see you and mom again.” She tightened her grip around me and I gave her a small squeeze back then put one hand on her shoulder letting her know to let go. “So, do you have a plan?” “Never go out and try to do something like this on your own again, got it.” “Yes,” if I hadn’t known her I would have said she sounded sorry. “So do you have a plan?” “I always do.” I sat down on the floor and pulled out the Pock from my shoe. “Lucky they didn’t search you to hard big bro. OOOhh, that’s what I think it is isn’t it?” “Yep, and It’s lucky the first guard I ran into in here had a disregard to keep things he should even be able to get a hold of. So I took it from him when he didn’t have a use for it anymore.” I flipped my little hand held device open; only one jump left. So I typed in the number, solar system, planet, longitude and latitude. “Well, we should wave to the Captain, it would not be polite if we didn’t say goodbye.” The door opened with the captain and now three officers looking on as we both waved and then vanishing into thin air, leaving the ship stranded in not so friendly Space. THE END Ok, I hope to make this into a bunch of short stories that all connect together to crate a larger picture and storyline. I guess the big question is what do you think, honestly please, I know I'm not that good and would like to get better and have never really written for the fun of it so this is very new to me. And if you haven't figured it out this is a Sci-Fi story that might have some fantasy; and maybe a little romance? Later on in it. Note: so no one's confused, the top of the page before the title IS part of the story. and the end of the story is where it says "THE END"
  21. Kekashi

    Zero Rising [Story]

    Prologue “No, I want him dead.” Yelled Ashford, head of The Counsel, “And I want him dead now!” “But Sirs, No one can kill Zero,” the frightened underlying responded. “And no one wants to try it.” “He is a rouge,” said another counsel man, “he is to be killed on sight, We are even putting a hefty price on his head.” “But Sirs, What will the King say?” Another underlying asked. “The King isn't in charge anymore, we are.” Spoke Ashford with an evil smile. Chapter 1 “Hey, you must be Kakashi,” Said a elegant soft female voice to Kakashi. She grabbed his arm, and Said “Act natural we are...” She was quickly cut off. “Being followed, I know. These guys suck at their jobs.” Kakashi said in a calm voice. “It seems you are as good as they said you were,” A gruff from behind him said. “Good let's leave now.” “Nope, I'm not leaving with you, I don't even know who you are let alone who sent you” Kakashi said in direct defiance to the man. “Besides I'm not leaving these guys anywhere near my family.” “The names Koby,” Spoken with a sigh of annoyance, “And the girl to your left is Mae. We are from Kametsu, We are Ex-Protectors like you. The King sent us to get you and Whoever is with you to help us deal with The Counsel. He said you would know what I mean when I saw Operation Valkyrie.” Kakashi's eyes widen, “Ok, But we have to get my family out of here.” “Fine,” Koby said in a aggrieved tone, “I don't know how we are going to do this but we will try.” “I have an idea but you guys have to do everything I tell you to do.” Kakashi said as he signaled them to get closer. “ do you guys have anyone else here?” As Koby hands Kakashi A com-set He calls for everyone to check in. “Razor here. welcome to the club Kek” “Shade on the roof, Nice to meet you Kakashi” “Eve, checking in. I can't wait to meet you” “Ok everyone listen up, we are gonna run a Shadow Game.” Kakashi said calmly, “Does everyone know What to do?”
  22. seirachan

    Infestation Short

    I've written a lot but this ones pretty much my best. A lot more here http://sanzolover.de...allery/#Writing ------ It is dark. I feel it take me under. Black veins scatter all over my body. I scream but no one hears. This infection invades my body. As I'm falling farther and farther so slowly into the abyss. I see it cover my eyes. It is all black. I'm awake. It was just a dream. I look over to see her sleeping soundly under the blankets. This tent is my safeguard. A Safeguard that wont hold. Whether it's day or night this orange infestation falls from the sky and serves as the light. Air is thin and impure. I look out the crack in the tent door to see dying grass. What little life is left will soon perish. Including mine. I walk out onto the dying grass shotgun in hand. As I search the far and fallen valley with my eyes I see a few beasts. Monsters. They resemble bugs but I don't know what they are. All I know is they want to kill me, Kill her. They spot me and start running fearlessly. I hold my ground. Once in range I shot their heads off hearing loud screeching noises come from them. That's the end of that. She walks out of the tent to see their corpses. She speaks, "More of them?". I nod. We both turn our heads to see a horde come from the edge of the dead valley. We reload our guns. I grab her and give her a tender kiss. Then we face the horde.
  23. This world ... is just too small ... PROLOGUE An old man dressed in a black robe looked over the sea, remembering his childhood days there when he was younger. Under his arm, he carried what appeared like a young boy, dressed in a white robe. They were surrounded by tall banyan trees, carrying star-shaped fruit and were on a small island just off the main island, connected by a bridge. “There, you see?” The old man spoke. “An empty world, like a prison. I imagine you’ll be right at home.” He left the young boy, over a small log. The boys eyes closed, as if he were accepting his fate. Hey, where am I? “Who’s there?” the boy asked, as a flicker of light returned to him. Suddenly, the boy felt himself falling headfirst, through what seemed to him to be water. He felt some power return to him, as his feet touched ground. He looked around and saw a vast white circular landscape. I’m a brand new heart. “But, this is ...” the boy spoke, then changed his question. “Why are you in my heart?” The light brought me. I saw it shining in the distance ... And followed it here. “Yeah.” The boy said. “That was my light.” Then, the boy noticed in a giant crack in the landscape. Part of it was missing. “But my heart is fractured.” He sighed. “And now ... the little I have left is slipping away.” Parts of his heart were falling away before his very eyes. Then you should join your heart with mine. “Huh?” The landscape starting growing more and more. Particles appeared and filled the space of the gap that had been left behind. Now our hearts have touched. Nothing else will slip away. The circular white landscape was once again complete. And one day ... you’ll be strong enough to win back the part that already did. “Right. Thanks.” The boy replied. It's time to wake up now. All we need to do is ... “... open the door.”, the boy finished. The old man started to move away, preparing for his departure from his childhood home. Suddenly, behind the man, the boy’s arms reached out towards the sky. The man stopped, sensing a source of light and turned around. A strange-looking weapon appeared in the boy’s hand. His Awakening was complete. “Ahhh, a Keyblade?” the old man sounded surprised. The keyblade shot a beam of energy into the sky and showered the entire land with it’s light. An evil smile formed on the old man’s face, as the boy’s eyes slowly started to open. Even though his eyes were empty, they were now open and guided by the light of the heart that had saved him. Slowly but surely, his heart would grow stronger than ever before, but until then, he had to rest.
  24. Basically it's all the rare stuff that happens at my school. without any names of course. and yes, this stuff seriously did happen XD One day me and my 4 physics classmates stayed back after school to do a practise exam. Our physics teacher is nice enough to get us pizza and cola (pronounced colay as a joke by us.) he left us to do our work and let us know there was another bottle of cola in the fridge. Unfortunatly for us (or fortunate depending on how you look at it) he didn't specify WHICH fridge it was in. Not really caring about that little detail, we went about the physics, drinking cola and eating pizza until we ran out of cola. So we head to the staff room to see if it was in the staff fridge... it was not. We head to the science room to see if it was in one of the two lab fridges... it was not. We go back to the staff room to make sure we didn't overlook it and discover a fridge we did not see before. Thinking "it must be in there," we open the second staff fridge... it was not there either... but what we did find was something a little more interesting than cola. Within the second fridge was: 3 casks of wine 2 slanbs of beer 2 slabs of UDL (Vodka and Softdrink) and a price list for all the alcohol the five of us all look at each other and laugh. We head back to the science room and get back to work. Our physics teacher comes back, grabs a slice of pizza and dissappears. He comes again back with the second bottle of cola and asks us, "why haven't you drank this yet," "Where was THAT" one of the boys asks. "In the fridge" our teacher replies "Which one?" one of the other boys asks. our teacher points to the back of the science room "The lab assitants one out the back" he says. The five us all turn around to look at the room and say that the same time... "THERE'S ANOTHER FRIDGE BACK THERE???"
  25. Empathy

    Guardian

    The world is full of lies and secrets. The smile a person shows, a laugh, even a look is a lie. Everyone wears a mask. She stood on the edge of building starring out at the night. The wind flew tendrils of her hair out into the night sky, as her eyes search the nearby streets. Another night...Still no sign of him....Will he ever come? She sighed silently. ******************************************************* The noise of the corridor first thing in the morning was like a jet plane, you coul hardly hear yourself think let alone hear a single voice. She walked with her head down an her coat hiding as much of her body as possible. SMACK! She bounced back onto the floor with a groan, as she looked up. Her eyes meet with forest green. "I'm sorry...I didn't see you...Are you okay?" The voice soft, concerned and very male as she moved her vision back to take in the face. The dark hair softly framing his smooth face, his nose slightly of centre as if it had been broken and not set right, and those eyes. Those dark green eyes. "I'm fine, it's my own fault not looking where I'm going." Ignoring his hand he offered to help, she slowly got to her feet. Taking a long deep breath. The bell rang for first class. "I'm sorry I ran into you!" The girl shouted back as she ran towards her class. "No...It was a pleasure," he whispered as he moved off in the opposite direction. ********************************************************* The girl was walking through the parking lot. Her mind had not been able to rid herself of the image of the young green eyed man from earlier. Huddling into her leather jacket, she moved through the gates. Most of the other students had left already, but she waited before leaving. "Hello! Hey girl!" She hear from behind her before hearing the heavy footsteps. Turning slowly she met those green eyes. "Hello again." "Hi...Erm I was thinking of getting some coffee. Would you care to join me? It's the least I can do after trying to mow you down earlier." "Thanks but no. I have somewhere to be, but maybe another time...erm?" "Izzy, my name is Izzy." He smiles gently at her. "See you around Izzy," she smile but it did not reach her eyes. "Hey! You never said yours!" "Blaze." She never turned her head just carried on walking.
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