The World After
“G-G-G-Grand…pa…?” I was in soo much shock, I couldn’t believe what was happening “N-No… h-how. This is some kind of joke right?”
“This is reality boy.” His voice was cold, his yellow intimidating eyes pierced into my soul. The hair was a wig as I could see his white hair underneath. He wasn’t the same gramps I knew anymore. He became a solider on duty with a task to destroy the enemy.
I was going through soo many emotions. I didn’t know what to think all my feeling was stripped away from me. I felt numb, I couldn’t move my hands or legs. “B-B-But…” I stuttered. Just then, gramps punched me in the stomach in an attempt to shut me up. But I couldn’t. I couldn’t accept what was happening.
While he was still holding me up in the air by the hand, I gritted my teeth “YOU SAID YOU CARED ABOUT ME! WAS THAT A LIE!!!?” all I could feel right then and there was anger. Anger at everything with not just him, but the village.
“YOU SAID YOU CARED DAMMIT!!! “ I was sobbing, angry but, I didn’t know what else to feel… I didn’t know what else to do…
“I did… but you shouldn’t take any man’s words to heart boy.”
As I heard this, I attempted to kick him on the face, but of course, he blocked it. I kept trying and trying but to no avail. My anger was still on auto pilot to the point where whatever gramps said or did just pissed me off more.
Grandpa’s patience was wearing thin, “Stop fighting Kai, the sooner you stop trying, the better it is for both of us.”
“LIKE HELL I’LL STOP YOU BASTARD!!” I roared “DO YOU NOT STILL KNOW WHAT YOU’VE DONE!?”
“…Yes… I know…”
Tears began to form in my eyes. “Then why?” I sobbed while asking “IF YOU HATE ME, THEN WHY?!!”
Furoto punched me in the stomach again before throwing me to the ground. “Just stop fighting kai… just stop…”
“LIKE HELL I’LL LISTEN!!!” I barked even more infuriated by what he was saying “I WON’T STOP UNTIL I GET SOME ANSWERS DAMMIT”
I dashed at him with all my speed aiming to punch him, but he just took the hand, raised me up and slammed me soo hard on the ground, it formed a crater on impact.
“DAMMIT BOY STOP THIS!! DO YOU WANT TO DIE!!?”
“Wasn’t that the plan for you?” I raised my head up at Furoto, and looked him straight in the eye “To kill me?”
Grandpa’s eyes were cold again devoid of any emotion or life “Yes… it was.”
“Why…?” I couldn’t believe what was happening, I still couldn’t. “You said you wouldn’t give up on me didn’t you? …then why…?”
“So you heard my conversation with Rancour?” he asked “Didn’t I say not to be nosey boy?”
Knowing I was about to die, I requested one thing from Furoto. “Just answer me one question… p-please.” Furoto glanced, his eyes still devoid of life. “Who sent you to kill me…?”
“KING RANCOUR?!!” I quarried shocked that he was in this too.
“Rancour is dead boy.” Furoto responded calmly not a hint of sadness in his voice.
Before I could have asked what happened, gramps kicked me soo hard I was knocked unconscious while still in mid-air.
“N-No I’m just shocked. I thought you were trying to negotiate with King Ryukk so he could call off his men.” Araya justified, though he was still confused by Rancour’s presence.
“HAHAHAHAHAHAAHA.” Rancour chortled “sorry Ars, but that ship has sailed.” he explained turning his head to smile at Araya.
“FOCUS RANCOUR!!” Furoto exclaimed standing in the phoenix dance battle pose.
“ARAYA, GET YOUR WIFE AND CHILD OUT OF HERE BEFORE THEY GET HURT!!!” Furoto yelled as he was about to attack the dragon clan soldiers in front of him.
Araya ran still carrying his wife while she carried me. He was running, and not long, they met more soldiers in the way.
“I don’t have time for this.” Araya muttered as he pulled out his sword while still holding my mother with one hand. He began cutting the body part of every dragon soldier he passed, be it their hand, leg or head he didn’t seem to care.
The exit was just in sight. But then, he immediately came to a halt.
“Why did we stop?” Mariam asked looking slightly perplexed.
“There are traps and dragon soldiers near the exit.” Araya noticed “You just stay riiiight here.” He said as he teleported us to a small opening not too far from where we stood before.
Before he left, Mariam tugged his shirt “Don’t die… please?”
Araya smiled before speaking “Look at you being all sweet. Ha-ha.”
“I’m serious Araya… D-Don’t die. H-He needs both his parents.”
“…Man you’re cute.”
“Just shut up and fight already, I’m hungry!!” she demanded while blushing a little.
Araya nodded as he got up with a stronger resolve. He stood still for almost a minute, before sneaking through a hole in the wall leading out of the city.
Not long after, a body flew over the wall, and not long after that, swords could be heard clashing against each other.
My mother looked at me as I slept peacefully “Ohhhh Kai, I hope you’re more like your dad, and not your lazy, hot tempered and beautiful mother.” she self praised.
“I’m… back…” Araya’s body was full of scars, and not to mention, he was obviously exhausted. He closed his eyes as he collapsed in front of I and my mother
“ARAYA!!” she lifted his arm onto her shoulders as they walked through the gates of Raiba.
They were not even barely outside the gates as she got excited and smiled with joy. They made it through the gates of Raibarumura. The sun was rising as we made it out onto the pavement.
“Thank goodness, we made it Araya, Kai!!” she giggled in excitement.
“Not just yet…” a voice said from the shadows.
“Damnit Ryu” Araya exclaimed as he turned to fight the dragon Guardian.
Ryu was covered in scars and looked like he was on his last two legs.
“I won’t let you escape!!!”