Chapter 12:

A Mother's Love

Wolf Bloodline

I didn't care what he was asking, I grabbed him by the throat and lifted him up in the air. squeezing his throat,Bookmark here

"I can't let any more unnecessary blood spill, War is over, tell your men to stop."Bookmark here

"Even if you stop us, the elite soldiers will keep coming, and every time things will get harder. Elite soldiers are people who should not be underestimated, and if you are not lucky, you may even encounter an epic. That's when you are not going to be able to do anything."Bookmark here

After he said that he saw something behind me and grinned in pain,Bookmark here

"And you shouldn't underestimate us neither."Bookmark here

I immediately turned back,Bookmark here

When I turned my head, The other Elite Soldier landed a very strong blow on me. Because of the impact, I flew away and landed on the wall of one of the houses nearby. One of the elite soldiers had a very big wooden stick. It was almost 100Kg. It hurt me so bad I was trembling.Bookmark here

Both of them approached me,Bookmark here

"Humans like you are so annoying. You should know that you should obey us If you want to be alive."Bookmark here

"Shut up, you are the one who doesn't deserve to talk here. You stole people's hope and killed their families. I will never obey monsters like you."Bookmark here

"So that's what you think."Bookmark here

They both started to attack at the same time.Bookmark here

They didn't give me any chance to attack, I was only defending. After a while, one of them got behind me and landed a punch on my waist and the other one punched me in the stomach.Bookmark here

My body was tired, but my anger gave me the energy I needed. I flew into the sky because of the impact of the fist.Bookmark here

As I got higher, Jixus charged his magic attack and pointed it towards me. His attack landed on my stomach. I got much higher and fell so fast. I hit the ground hard. I was injured so bad I could barely open my eyes. As I crawled to them I saw Lezlie.Bookmark here

They also noticed her,Bookmark here

"No, don't come here..... You have to run away....." I could barely breathe.Bookmark here

Jixus grinned again,Bookmark here

"Young lady you know that you shouldn't be here right? Nozu, take care of our lady."Bookmark here

"Roger."Bookmark here

I tried to move to her but I was too slow and I couldn't get up. What am I going to do now?Bookmark here

As they approached her, Pelena appeared.Bookmark here

"Oh, and here is the guest of our show. I was wondering where have you went."Bookmark here

"You can not touch her, leave this business between us."Bookmark here

Pelana slowly created a magical shield around her daughter and created a shield for herself.Bookmark here

"You witches won't give up, don't you?"Bookmark here

Pelana smiled "I guess I have that "useless pride" don't I?",Bookmark here

Jixus got very angry,Bookmark here

"Nozu, alive or dead, it's up to you."Bookmark here

After their words, they started to attack her.Bookmark here

Unlike me, she could easily prevent their blows. She used her spells very carefully and quickly. It was the first time I had seen a witch who had mastered her powers.Bookmark here

She was so elegant at fighting. While she was fighting I tried to get up, I wanted to help her more than anything, but I couldn't.Bookmark here

After a while, they stopped and gasped for air.Bookmark here

"Why don't you give up already? That boy and girl are going to die, this is an order!"Bookmark here

"I don't care about your order! Do you have any idea how many people died because of your orders? I will not allow you to hurt my daughter neither that boy."Bookmark here

"Then you deserve to die, just like the ones who died."Bookmark here

After their words, they started to attack her again.Bookmark here

She again started to defend herself. She was slowly losing her power. She was getting tired. They were attacking her nonstop.Bookmark here

Then she used a very powerful magic and made Nozu flew one of the houses. When she got rid of one of them she turned to Jixus.Bookmark here

"Now, It's your turn."Bookmark here

"You think you can beat me? Don't be stupid."Bookmark here

When he tried to attack her, she quickly created a whip using her power and covered his throat. She quickly sent him to the wall.Bookmark here

"Because of you my people lost their lives, they lost their family, their hopes, their loved ones, but people like you don't understand these kinds of feelings don't they? But you can't do anything about this right. And that's why I'm not expecting a monster to feel the same way as a human."Bookmark here

As she was about to finish him. Nozu landed a very hard blow on her waist. Pelana flew back and landed on the ground.Bookmark here

She was screaming in pain. Both of her legs were broken. She was moving with her arms. At the same time she was trembling, but she still tried to move.Bookmark here

She looked at us with fear,Bookmark here

"Lezlie, you have to get out here."Bookmark here

Jixus smiled and looked down at her,Bookmark here

"I said you will going to pay for your mistakes, Now it is too late for everything."Bookmark here

He used his magic and made a hole in her body.Bookmark here

Lezlie was looking at them with fear, she was crying with a horrified expression, Then she screamed,Bookmark here

"MOTHER!!"Bookmark here

Not caring about the elite soldiers, She quickly went to her mother.Bookmark here

"Mother, please, you can't leave me right now!"Bookmark here

She was trying to make her mother hear her voice, but even though Pelena's eyes color was slowly fading.Bookmark here

Lezlie's tears dropped on her mothers face,Bookmark here

"Mama....."Bookmark here

An unstoppable rage covered my body fastly. I knew what I had to do. They didn't deserve to live after this moment. I caught Ork's deficit and threw him a punch that he had never eaten before. We flew towards to forest, breaking dozens of trees. I continued to punch him, my anger made me lose my mind. There was no way I could stop.Bookmark here

It didn't look like the power that Ronk told me, it was an anger that came out of me. My hands were covered in blood, but I still kept punching. I never felt this angry before.Bookmark here

When I stopped throwing punches, I realized that everyone, everyone in the war, was looking at me with fearful eyes. I knew why they looked at me like that, and when I looked at the elite soldier, His face was covered in blood and he wasn't moving.Bookmark here

My hands were shaking involuntarily. I had lost control for a moment. When I got off him, I saw Jixus and attacked him too.Bookmark here

I threw much harder punches at him, I broke 2 houses with him. He was gasping for air in pain. I was going to kill him too but he then stopped and said something.Bookmark here

Jixus looked at me with hatred,Bookmark here

"It's not over here, next time we meet, I'll destroy you and everyone here. And thats a promise."Bookmark here

After his words, Jixus teleported his remaining men and himself using a spell. And after they left,I remembered about Pelena and Lezlie and searched for them.Bookmark here

Lezlie looked at her mother's eyes and cried,Bookmark here

"Mother, I regret my decisions, If I had done what you have said, none of this would have happened. It's all my fault...."Bookmark here

Pelena gently touched her daughter's cheek and smiled,Bookmark here

"Lezlie, it wasn't your fault, a person can't escape its fate and everyone dies someday, death would come in any way."Bookmark here

Pelena then slowly turned to me,Bookmark here

"Ryuu, can I ask you a favor?"Bookmark here

"Sure."Bookmark here

"Take Lezlie with you. She'll be safer with you."Bookmark here

I didn't say anything,Bookmark here

"We witches can see someone's future and in exchange for that, we pay a price. I saw my daughter's future. Please, Ryuu, promise me."Bookmark here

"Pelena-san, don't worry I will protect her."Bookmark here

She then turned to her daughter again,Bookmark here

"Why are you crying? You know you don't have to be sad, come on smile."Bookmark here

"Then I know what will make you smile."Bookmark here

After her words, she started to mumble a song.Bookmark here

Her voice was soft, relaxing, It was beautiful but so painful.Bookmark here

A tear came out of Pelena's eye, and then after closing her eyes. she died on her daughter's knee.Bookmark here

Everyone in the village has gathered around us. The chief raised one hand as he was wounded, shouting,Bookmark here

"She was an honorable witch."Bookmark here

Someone else raised his hand in the same way and yelled,Bookmark here

"An honorable friend."Bookmark here

Everyone in the village raised their hands and shouted one by one,Bookmark here

"An honorable woman."Bookmark here

"An honorable comrade."Bookmark here

Finally, Lezlie slowly raised her hand,Bookmark here

"An honorable mother."Bookmark here

After their words, the whole town fell silent.Bookmark here

1 Week LaterBookmark here

I got out of bed with a nightmare, as usual. But this time it wasn't the same nightmare, I saw the elite soldier I killed.Bookmark here

We've been in a witch's village for almost a week.Bookmark here

We stayed here for a week for Hiroshi's wounds to heal and for Lezlie to recover. But we had to move very soon because our location had been compromised.Bookmark here

After I got out of bed, I went to the chief to talk. I walked into the chief's tent, and it was just me and him. I went straight to the chase.Bookmark here

"Chief, we're leaving the town today, and I wanted to thank you for everything before we leave."Bookmark here

"I understand, my child. And what are you going to do with Lezlie?" I wish we'd never met like this.Bookmark here

"It would be better for her to make this choice instead of me. I can't force her at such a difficult time like this."Bookmark here

"Now listen carefully, I want to tell you something. Pelena was no ordinary witch like us, and so was her daughter. There's a curse on them from their ancestors. This curse shows them the future, but when it is used, your death is inevitable. I don't know if Pelena died because of the curse or because of her wounds. But if there's one thing I know, that it is dangerous. This curse can even bring death that people close to it."Bookmark here

"I understand, but is there any way we can break the curse?"Bookmark here

"No, it can't be broken, they are doomed to this curse because of the mistake their ancestors made. Finally, let me warn you."Bookmark here

"About what?"Bookmark here

"About your lineage, you involuntarily got into a rage in combat, that's because your lineage is a wolf lineage. Your bloodline is not a merciful lineage like any other bloodline, Ryuu, if you can't control your powers. You will kill without distinguishing between good and evil."Bookmark here

"Don't add your feelings to the war, if you add it, you can't control it. If you get as strong as you can, you can control it easily."Bookmark here

Elena Parker
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