Chapter 2:

The spread of the lifeblood

The Divine Punishment

In front of the entrance, there were two of the senator's guards. We went up to them to ask if we could come in and talk to them,Bookmark here

"Do you have an appointment?"Bookmark here

"No."Bookmark here

"I'm sorry, but I cannot let you in."Bookmark here

"Please, it's very important, it's about---"Bookmark here

"I said no!"Bookmark here

"Tenkei, maybe if you show them the kamien they will understand", said Emmy.Bookmark here

That's exactly what I did: I showed it to them and a shocked look came over their faces.Bookmark here

"Unbelievable!" the guards said in unison.Bookmark here

"Wait here and we'll go tell the senator about your visit.Bookmark here

With an extraordinary speed, they ran into his office, opened the door, and shouted:Bookmark here

"Mr. Weber, something impressive has happened---"Bookmark here

"Hey, are you guys crazy?! What is wrong with you people?!" said the senator with a scared look on his face.Bookmark here

"Sorry Senator, it's just that there's a guy who came with Emmy to the building...I mean...he has another stone like yours but instead of water, electricity comes out."Bookmark here

"What?! Get them here immediately!"Bookmark here

"Yes, sir."Bookmark here

They came back even faster than they had gone.Bookmark here

"You guys can come in."Bookmark here

"Thank you very much."Bookmark here

He didn't give us time to get into the room that he started asking me a barrage of questions.Bookmark here

"Hey, kid! Where are you from? How did you find it? Do you know how to use it?Bookmark here

"My name is Tenkei and I'm from Poland. I found it in an alley in the city, and yes, I can kinda use it... Wait, what the fuck am I saying! You, sir, have the water kamien right? Let me see it."Bookmark here

"Hey, watch your language! Do you know who you're talking to!!!" said Emmy wildly and scared at the same time.Bookmark here

With what had happened, I hadn't realized though that by lowering my gaze I could see water falling from his hands.Bookmark here

"Oh fuck! I didn't notice that!"Bookmark here

"What are you talking about?" asked Emmy.Bookmark here

"Where is that water coming from!"Bookmark here

"I told you, Mr. Weber has the water kamien."Bookmark here

"Wait, kamien?" asked the senator.Bookmark here

"Yes, me and Emmy call them like that."Bookmark here

"Ah, by the way, since you can use electricity, you could reactivate some modern tools like phones, radios, or something. You know, every single power in this world disappeared and turned into stones, scattered all over Europe."Bookmark here

"Well, I don't know how this power works yet."Bookmark here

"Don't worry, I'll personally give you some tips. Back to us, we need to tell the survivors that they need to get here as soon as possible so we can regroup and help each other. Also, since people can't live without water, the only one who can give it to them is me."Bookmark here

"Um, okay but how exactly could we do that?Bookmark here

We stopped for a few seconds to think about it and Emmy came up with an idea.Bookmark here

"We could use the government radio station! It won't reach everyone but the news will spread pretty easily since it's the radio used for emergencies"Bookmark here

"Great idea, Emmy."Bookmark here

"Well, guys, time is short, and as we are speaking, people are dying of dehydration. Let's hurry up and get this message out!"Bookmark here

And so we moved to a radio station.Bookmark here

"Tenkei, do as I told you: get the energy out of the kamien and conduct it into your arms, then into your hands, and then into your fingers as well."Bookmark here

I concentrated, contracted the stone as if I were using a muscle, and let the energy flow through my body. The veins became yellow and bright, sparks were coming out of my arms, I felt hot, but it didn't hurt, it was a strange sensation; I let it out of the sweat holes in my hands with a small amount that gradually increased until it pulled an "electric shot".Bookmark here

It hit the radio, the electricity was conducted through the electrical wires and the lights in the room came on as well. We also had a small radio to see if it worked, so I tried to talk...Bookmark here

It worked!Bookmark here

"Oh, fuck yes!"Bookmark here

"You did great, Tenkei."Bookmark here

"Oh come on don't say that, Emmy", I said, turning all red.Bookmark here

" Well, and now it's my turn, I have to send the message. People, hello everyone, I am the German Senator Lothur Weber, these days you will surely have noticed that a giant meteorite has fallen onto the earth; we think that it has sucked all the energies of the world and then broke into various stones. Each of these has one of the earth's energies, they are scattered in central Europe, the only part of the world that survived the impact.Bookmark here

We call them kamien, and I was able to find the one of the water that entered my chest and it gave me all the water energy there was in the world. Through it, I was able to make my people survive.Bookmark here

I know it may seem an absurd request but it is the best thing I can do at the moment: I'm once asking you to come here to Germany, specifically to Frankfurt on Oder.Bookmark here

This message was made possible thanks to a boy next to me, Tenkei, who found the electricity by turning on the radios.Bookmark here

Another girl here, named Emmy, has the one of the wind.Bookmark here

I'll be praying for you to make it. Good luck to you all, I will make sure to distribute as much water as possible, thanks to rivers and canals too, even artificial ones".Bookmark here

After that, the senator turned off the radio.Bookmark here

"Mr. Weber, why did you say you wanted to call them kamien? It's simply what I call them..."Bookmark here

"Well, I figured this message only got to people because of you, so it seemed only fair to give you a little reward."Bookmark here

"...Thank you so much!" I said politely to the senator.Bookmark here

"Don't worry guys, you can go rest now."Bookmark here

"Okay, thank you, and goodbye."Bookmark here

Emmy lived nearby but I was far from home, and the car was out of commission.Bookmark here

"Hey Emmy, any chance you could give me a ride?"Bookmark here

"Oh, Uhm, sure."Bookmark here

After a long drive, still hugging her, we arrived in front of my house, the sun was setting.Bookmark here

"Girl, a lot of strange things happened today," I said.Bookmark here

"Yeah, I guess as soon as I get home I'll get a good night's sleep."Bookmark here

"Well, your house is far away, if you want you can stay here and sleep," I said blushing.Bookmark here

"Oh... I don't want to bother your family" Emmy replied, also strangely blushing.Bookmark here

"It's okay, my parents aren't here, you can stay."Bookmark here

"Well, if you insist... then I'll stay..."Bookmark here

I couldn't believe she had agreed, I was over the moon, but in reality, I wasn't going to do anything, even just spending time with her would give a better color to a dull life like mine.Bookmark here

We were going to have dinner and, fortunately, I had seen a recipe a few days before on the Internet, otherwise, I wouldn't have been able to do anything: I prepared a pizza with pepperoni. I know a lot of people also put pineapple or other sweet things on it but the recipe advised against it, keeping in mind that it's still Italian cuisine.Bookmark here

"Wow! This is so good!"Bookmark here

"Come on, it's no big deal, don't exaggerate, I just had seen a recipe on the internet."Bookmark here

"I'm not exaggerating!" she added.Bookmark here

I was embarrassed, but at the same time overjoyed. After dinner we played (putting the electricity back on with my power) Toom: an extremely fast-paced video game, I used to play it every day, even with my brother, but even so, Emmy managed to win every single game. She is great at using the hardest combo in the game, I use it too but less. It seems like she has more hours of playing time than me but it's not possible, I'm one of the players with the most hours in Poland.Bookmark here

"How did you win!"Bookmark here

"Does SniperMonkey336 ring a bell?"Bookmark here

He was one of the best players in Europe on Toom, but he always kept an air of mystery about himself.Bookmark here

"Y-yeah" I replied with difficulty.Bookmark here

"Well, that's me."Bookmark here

"....."Bookmark here

I didn't believe it, and most likely it wasn't true.Bookmark here

"Come on, I'm joking, however, I admit I play this game all the time too, it makes my days more fun."Bookmark here

I couldn't agree more.Bookmark here

Anyway, not only had I lost those few games, I was even continuing to lose. I had to find a way to beat her, so I waited for her to go to the bathroom so that I would have time to make myself immortal with a simple command: "gegoga_god".Bookmark here

I managed to defeat her; however, you can tell she has a few hours in the game by the fact that she didn't realize I cheated.Bookmark here

It was getting late, we had to sleep, but at my residence, we didn't have a guest room, so I wanted her to sleep in my bed and I would sleep on the couch in the living room. I proposed my idea to her.Bookmark here

"Tenkei, it's your house, this is your bed, so I'll be the one to sleep in the living room, don't worry."Bookmark here

"No, don't worry, you're the guest."Bookmark here

"Then how about if...I mean...the bed is a double we could sleep together..."Bookmark here

I never expected that from her, does that mean she likes me? Ahah but no kidding, a nerd like me would never get such a girl...Bookmark here

"Huh! Uh... well, if it's okay with you, then alright", I replied.Bookmark here

And so we slept together, too bad the bed is a double, otherwise, I might have had her closer. I just wanna touch some boobies...Bookmark here

Well, that's how it went.Bookmark here

The next morning, she left very early, I was awake too, so I had time to say goodbye to herBookmark here

"See you next time, Emmy-chan!"Bookmark here

"Bye, Tenkei-kun!"Bookmark here

A few hours later, my parents returned, they had gone to get water from the nearest canal, thanks to Senator Weber's actions.Bookmark here

My mother told me that she was very happy and proud of me for what I had done, and that made me very happy.Bookmark here

But this feeling did not last long...Bookmark here

My father, on the other hand, asked me where his car was...the one I unconsciously destroyed.Bookmark here

"Hmm... see dad, I don't have a license yet, so I can't drive too well..."Bookmark here

"What do you mean? Get to the point, Tenkei! Where's my fucking car?!"Bookmark here

"Well... I broke it."Bookmark here

"ASSHOLE!"Bookmark here

"Hey honey, the neighbors can hear you! Keep it down."Bookmark here

My mother was used to these outbursts from my father and so was I, but this time was different.Bookmark here

"TENKEI, I'LL KILL YOU!" said in a very angry tone, but at the same time not too offensive, he wanted to make himself look like a good father figure.Bookmark here

"Come on dad!!! It was a worthy sacrifice to make the world persist! Are you that upset?!"Bookmark here

"That's right, I'm outraged, and you're dead! I'm going to hurt you badly!"Bookmark here

I tried as hard as I could to escape my father's clutches...but I couldn't do it. I took many...too many.Bookmark here

First, he took off his shoes, he had a sensational aim, he threw one at me and it stunned me, I closed my eyes... Then I opened them... and I saw my father's hand narrowed into a fist coming at my face. By now I couldn't escape, I was his prisoner, I was bleeding everywhere, it was horrible.Bookmark here

My mother just observed, without doing anything, maybe she was afraid, or maybe it did not matter even for her that much.Bookmark here

"This time though, it will be the first time I will be able to win against him, now I can use... the power of the kamien, I can't use too much of it though, I can't kill him after all, I just need a mini shock to make the "taser effect" ". I thought.Bookmark here

Well, what can I say, it would have been a good exercise. I would have learned to concentrate the flow of the kamien in a small part of my fingers.Bookmark here

He is a good father though if you get to know him better. It's because of him that I know how to defend myself, in fact when I was little he let me attend a martial arts gym, but I stopped 4 years later because the gym closed due to financial problems.Bookmark here

"I just need to concentrate all the energy in my fingers", I thought, as the senator explained to me.Bookmark here

So I did, I had that usual warm feeling.Bookmark here

It wasn't easy, but if I practiced, I could handle myself in any situation.Bookmark here

"Tenkei, y-your eyes-" he tried to say, not finishing the sentence because I managed to stun him first, luckily my mother had left earlier, so she didn't see this horrible scene.Bookmark here

Nevermind. I'll make something up.Bookmark here

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