Chapter 22:

Master Yix

Wolf Bloodline

After two days on the road, we got where we wanted to go. We arrived where Babu's master lived. It was the village of Guyot. This village was small and there were not many houses around. It was a calm and quiet village. We looked around for a short time, but there was no one around.Bookmark here

The village was empty. Babu was looking around and trying to figure out what was going on.Bookmark here

After that, we decided to split up and look around to find someone from the village. But even after searching for some time, we haven't found anyone. When we got back together, I realized that Lezlie wasn't around. I looked at Hiroshi and said,Bookmark here

"Hiroshi-san, Where's Lezlie?"Bookmark here

"I don't know, I haven't seen her anywhere."Bookmark here

We didn't know where she was. I was trying to remember where she went when we last saw her. At that moment, a little further down the village, we heard her screaming. We quickly went to where the sound came from. When we got there, we saw that Lezlie had been taken prisoner by two young people. When they saw us, they put a sword to Lezlie's throat and yelled at us.Bookmark here

"Who are you guys and what are you doing here? Answer my question, or we'll kill her."Bookmark here

It was a hard situation, I didn't think we would be in this kind of situation this quickly. I was planning on doing something but then,Bookmark here

Babu looked at them and said,Bookmark here

"Hey, hey, calm down, it's me, Babu. I'm back."Bookmark here

They got very surprised after they saw Babu. They put their weapons on the ground and ran towards him, shouting out his name,Bookmark here

"Babu!"Bookmark here

They were hopping around him, saying how much they missed him.Bookmark here

Babu laughed and said,Bookmark here

"You guys have grown up a lot."Bookmark here

"It had been so long when we last saw you Babu, We are so happy that you are back."Bookmark here

"Okay, okay, let's leave this conversation for later. I want you guys to tell me something. What happened here, where is everyone, Where is Master Yix?"Bookmark here

"Some people attacked our village, it was horrifying but thankfully no one was hurt. But from that incident, everyone had to move."Bookmark here

"When did this happen. Does Master Yix know about this?"Bookmark here

"Yes, he does. Also, he is at his home, you might want to talk to him personally."Bookmark here

"Alright, I will talk to him. But you kids should go back to your houses. It's not nice to take hostages like this, leave this kind of situation to adults."Bookmark here

After they left they approached and said sorry. It wasn't actually a problem but like Babu-san said, It wasn't a normal thing for them.Bookmark here

We arrived at Master Yix's house after a little walk.Bookmark here

Master Yix's house was an old-fashioned Japanese house.Bookmark here

When I entered the house, It wasn't very bright, it was dusty and warm. There wasn't much stuff. When we entered the bedroom, there was a quiet old man sitting on the bed, staring at the window. Babu slowly approached the man,Bookmark here

"Master, I'm back."Bookmark here

The man got surprised, and slowly,Bookmark here

"Babu, is it really you?"Bookmark here

"It was quite long, I know. But I helped people in need of help."Bookmark here

"Don't be ridiculous, come here and give me a hug."Bookmark here

Babu smiled and approached him, giving a hug,Bookmark here

"I'm happy to see you, Babu. I taught you would never come back."Bookmark here

"I'm happy to see you too Master, I wish I could come back earlier."Bookmark here

"I asked you to go and help other people, didn't I? But if I'd known something like this was going to happen, I wouldn't have done it. We live what our destiny says, Babu. So, don't worry, we're together now."Bookmark here

"I'm happy that I came back here, but I wasn't expecting to see my village like this, what happened?"Bookmark here

"These are important topics to talk about, let's eat something before we talk about them. And also looks like you have lost weight. But don't worry you and your friends are lucky because there's ramen for dinner today!"Bookmark here

We all sat down at the table and started eating. Master Yix approached with his cane and sat down and he began to eat. After dinner, we picked up where we left off.Bookmark here

"It all happened a year after you left. The First Epic came here to our village."Bookmark here

"Why?"Bookmark here

"For an offer. He wanted me to work for him and become an elite soldier again, but I refused without thinking. he began to destroy the village. I got him out of here so no one would get hurt. I carried our war into the woods. We fought for hours, he was incredibly fast and strong. He shook the entire forest with one hand. I kept fighting until the people here ran away. He didn't kill me when our fight was over, but he broke both my legs to make me suffer, and he left a big wound to my chest. My legs are still not fully healed. And after that day, I never fought again."Bookmark here

"How many people escaped?"Bookmark here

"Fortunately, I saved all of them."Bookmark here

"If everyone escaped, why are you living by yourself Master Yix?"Bookmark here

"Like I told you, I was an elite soldier back then, I was worried that something like this was going to happen, and it did. And I know that something like this can happen twice."Bookmark here

"I understand you very well Master Yix, but you have taught many things to our people. You taught me and many others fighting, healing, and many other things. It's not right to leave us alone like this."Bookmark here

Master Yix smiled,Bookmark here

"I've spoken as much as I should, and I'd like to hear some of your adventures."Bookmark here

"When I wasn't here, I went down to the mines with Miner Lineage to help them, but we were attacked by the Shadow BloodLine. We stayed there for two years. Everyone was sure we were going to die, but a group of people came out of nowhere and said they were going to save me and the entire miner bloodline. It was Ryuu-Kun and his friends. I owe them a debt, master, and I have to go again to pay my debt."Bookmark here

"I understand, even if I don't know all things that have happened, a life debt is something that cannot be paid. So, I won't stop you. And also I thank you. For getting Babu out of this. For me, this is a very meaningful thing. If you need anything, you can ask me."Bookmark here

"Before you leave, please take a few supplies from the supply depot. There are enough supplies for us. And besides, if you don't have a place to stay, you can stay here tonight. It's almost night, and you can go back on your journey tomorrow, am I wrong?"Bookmark here

We listened to Babu's master and decided to stay one night to get rid of our fatigue. His master was very kind to us. He gave us a place to sleep and some clothes. For the first time in a long time, I was in such a warm and comfortable bed.Bookmark here

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