Chapter 20:

Battle to the Death

Tears of Wars: The Heroes are Born


“I can’t help you. I’m sorry,” Kenue said in a weak voice.

“Get some rest, sonny. Take this pill. Shinra, you eat this too. Julia and I will help Roman,” Torou said, rushing after Roman.

He and Julia followed Roman, who was outside the castle. They were both stunned by what was happening out there. Trees and buildings were blown apart due to Roman and Satyr’s battle.

“Look! Is that really Roman?! What really happened?!” Julia was shocked by what she saw.

So he has mastered Lyra’s power, huh? Torou thought.

Roman was sent flying by a heavy blow from Satyr.

“Why don’t you give up, brat?!” Satyr shouted, lunged at Roman.

“That’s my line, you ugly monster!!” Roman walked up to Satyr and threw a punch at him.

Their fists collided. Roman’s power had increased because he used Inner Power he had inherited from Lyra. He could speed up the recovery of his body and make his body stronger.

“Looks like you’re getting weaker, huh, ugly monster?!” he bellowed, kicking Satyr in the stomach.

Satyr was flung far away. Something is amiss. His power is increasing! What did he do?

“What is it, ugly monster? You still want to lay there a little longer? Come on, get up and fight me!”

“Damn it!! You guys belong to the weakest race!!”

Satyr charged forward to attack Roman with his full strength.

Roman punched Satyr. Before they clashed, Satyr used his other hand to throw sand in his eyes.

Roman’s concentration was broken. Satyr hit his stomach hard, hurling him far away.

Satyr came up to him and pummeled him. Roman could only block the blows.

“Roman!!” Julia and Torou sprinted toward Satyr.

Satyr immediately attacked Torou and Julia. He struck Torou hard. Torou was thrown far away.

Julia attacked him with several punches. Even though they hit him, he did not seem to feel any pain.

“That’s all your punching power, huh?!” He hit Julia in the stomach. Julia doubled over before him.

He grabbed Julia by the neck and lifted her up.

“I’m tired of playing with you guys. Now die!” He threw a punch at Julia.


Blood was flowing from Satyr’s arm. Shinra slashed at his arm mercilessly, which was strangling Julia. One of his four arms was cut off.

Shinra carried Julia bridal style. “They say a hero always arrived late. Torou-sensei, thank you for the pill. Hey, you ugly monster, you have to pay for destroying one of my favorite swords and your severed arm is the payback for hurting the girl I like!!”

Ten years ago...

“Sensei, that girl is looking at me. Do you know her?” little Shinra asked Satria.

“She’s a pretty girl, isn’t she?” Satria asked back.

The girl hid because Shinra and Satria were looking at her.

Shinra appeared from behind the girl. “Hey, found you. Why do you keep watching me train? Do you also want to learn to fight?”

“Um, no. I just wanted to see you.”

“Come, let’s train together,” he said, taking her hand in his.

“Sensei, is she allowed to train with me?”

“Sure, but before you speak to strangers, you must introduce yourself first.”

“Oh yeah, I forgot. My name is Shinra. Nice to meet you.” Shinra’s face brightened like the sun emerging from behind a cloud.

“Mm, my name is Julia.”

“Whoa, what a nice name.”

They trained together. A few hours later, they finished training.

“Dad, can I go home now? Roman is alone at home, maybe he needs me.”

“Dad?? Sensei, so she’s your daughter? Wow, I knew it. You’re not only beautiful, but you’re also strong, Julia. Will you train with me again sometime?”

“Um, I’d love to, but I have to look after Roman while Dad isn’t home,” she answered bashfully.

“Who’s Roman? Is it your pet? Just bring him here,” he said, holding her hand.

“Eh, Roman is my brother.”

“Ah, sorry I didn’t know.” He bowed apologetically.

Satria smiled gently. “You guys get along well, even though this is your first meeting. Shinra, I entrust my children to you. If I could no longer take care of them, would you take care of them both?”

“Sure, sensei! I’d take care of Julia and Roman.”


Still carrying Julia, Shinra said, “I’m sorry, Julia, I didn’t recognize you when we met in the Monster Kingdom that time. And I’m sorry that I didn’t get to say something very important before. I like you, Julia!”

“Eh? Put me down!” Julia snapped.

“Hey, have you guys finished saying your goodbyes? My hands are itching to kill you two!” Satyr said.

“You will regret this because you’ve harmed the girl that I like!!”

Satyr dashed forward toward them.

“Julia, let’s get this over with. Do you remember our practice back then?”

“All right!”

Shinra and Julia sprinted toward Satyr and split up. Confused, Satyr paused for a moment.

“What are you doing? You think this is a game, huh? I’ll kill this romantic fool first!” He rushed toward Shinra.

Shinra had successfully drawn Satyr’s attention. He ran among the buildings and the trees, while dodging all of Satyr’s punches.

Satyr kept chasing after him.

“Hey, what kind of man are you?! You run like a coward!”

“You should worry about yourself first!”

Suddenly, Shinra made a sharp turn and Julia came from the opposite direction, hitting Satyr with her punch. Satyr was thrown by her heavy blow.

Ten years ago...

“Now, I’ll be your opponent. You two, please come up with a plan to defeat me,” Satria said.

“All right. Come on, Julia, I have an idea,” Shinra said.

Shinra whispered his plan to defeat Satria.

“Done, but you have to attack both of us, okay?” Shinra said.

Satria laughed. “ So it’s a trick, huh? All right, I’ll attack you both. Let’s get started.”

Shinra and Julia tricked Satria. Julia managed to beat him with her fists.

“Ah, I lost. You both win. That was a brilliant strategy, Shinra. However, before using this strategy, you must draw your opponent’s attention to you.”


Satyr was thrown hard against the castle’s outer wall.

Shinra walked up to Julia and said, “Our strategy worked. I’m glad to see you again.” He smiled.

“Yeah, so am I.” Julia turned away, blushing.

Suddenly, a boulder flew, hitting Shinra’s body. He was flung far away, several of his ribs broken.

“Shinra!!” Julia shrieked.

Satyr sprinted and dealt a blow to Julia. Julia could not dodge his punch.

Roman ran and kicked Satyr with his knee.

Satyr was hurled into the air, then Roman jumped up after him and kicked him in the back.

Satyr was flung high into the air.

“Roman, catch!” Shinra shouted, throwing his remaining sword.

Roman caught Shinra’s sword.

What the hell?! This sword is so heavy!

“Goodbye, ugly monster. Give my regards to my mom and dad!!” Roman roared, aiming the sword at where Satyr had fallen. The sword plunged into Satyr’s back and pierced his heart.

“No!! I can’t possibly lose!!” Satyr screeched for one last time.

Satyr was slain by Shinra’s sword. In the end, they managed to defeat him.

After Satyr died, some of the royal soldiers woke up. It turned out that they had fainted from his intense killing aura. Darma and Terry were fine. They both just fainted.

Julia walked up to Shinra.

“Are you okay? I’m just asking, okay?” Julia said, turning her flushed face away.

“I’m glad you’re okay, Julia. I’m sorry I wasn’t there when Sensei died,” Shinra said, his voice trembling.

Roman approached them. “Hey, you guys are like pathetic Romeo and Juliet,” he sneered.

“What the hell?! You want me to beat you up again, huh?!” Julia snapped.

A few seconds later, Roman fell and passed out.

Five days later...

“You’re finally awake,” the Torto said.

“Hey, what happened to me?” Roman asked.

“You slept for five days,” Torou replied.

“Ouch! I’m starving!”

They were overjoyed because they had defeated the Monster Kingdom. Moreover, they managed to defeat Satyr. Now, humans and monsters live in peace again like the peace treaty that was once made.

A few days earlier in Zhargun...

“Satyr! You’re always late. Don’t do whatever you please just because you’re the Prince’s son! If you’re late once again, I’ll come and drag you here! Got it?!” Tormentor said.

“I didn’t mean to be late, Tormentor. It’s just… There’s a small problem happening on Earth,” Satyr answered.

“Enough. Don’t be so loud, Tormentor. I’m sick of hearing you complain,” Vladmir said.

“My apologies, Lord Vladmir,” Tormentor replied, hanging his head.

“You know, right? Five years from now there will be an election for a new leader on Earth. Prepare yourself. I want you to be re-elected because I love the way you lead the Earth. We mustn’t be kind to anyone, not even to humans!” Vladmir said.

“All right, I understand, Lord Vladmir,” Satyr said.

“Now go!” Vladmir ordered Satyr.

“Remember, if you don’t come on time in five years, I’ll come and drag you here!” Tormentor shouted at Satyr who had walked away.