Chapter 14:

Sweet is the wrath in anticipation of vengeance

The Divine Punishment

We got back on the road, we were now in central Italy, we had to be on the border of Emilia Romagna and Tuscany.Bookmark here

"Guys, now that I think about it, where exactly do we need to go? I mean, I know we have to go south, but where exactly?" I asked.Bookmark here

"Well, we don't know precisely where we should go in Italy, we have to hope to find it randomly or find people who have seen them," Evan answered me.Bookmark here

"What if we end up not finding them?" asked Emmy.Bookmark here

"They will reach us. They want our kamiens, they'll have to look for us. We have to find them before they recover though.Bookmark here

I don't think Clark will be able to fight again after he lost his legs, but I'm scared of Reid" continued Evan.Bookmark here

"Let's hope we get lucky," Emmy concluded.Bookmark here

We were continuing straight ahead, we had made it all the way to the center of Tuscany where there were a lot of people, it looked like a small country town. There were like ten people, we stopped, and so did them.Bookmark here

"Who are you, people? Don't you know you have to go to Frankfurt?"Bookmark here

"Yes, we do, but we have to go to southern Italy."Bookmark here

"Are you crazy?! Why on earth would you go to the opposite side of salvation!"Bookmark here

"We have to find some dudes."Bookmark here

"I don't know who those people are, but if they are left behind they will either come back on their own or die!"Bookmark here

"They're not our friends...they're Senator Weber's killers..."Bookmark here

"Huh?! I-is Senator Weber dead?! It's terrible how are we goin--"Bookmark here

"The senator has filled immense containers with water that will last for a month. I don't know if you understood what the senator said in the message about the kamien."Bookmark here

"Yes, I don't believe in them though."Bookmark here

"They do exist, I have the electricity one, she has the wind one and he has the fire. The people we are looking for have the water one that they stole from the senator. By the way, have you seen any strange people or anyone grumpy?"Bookmark here

"No, I'm sorry. Wait, you guys are using an electric car..."Bookmark here

"Yes, I can, with my kamien."Bookmark here

"Then you weren't lying... wait, now that I think about it, last night I had seen many people going together towards the north, only one of those guys was normal, the others were all green and others looked like dirt, rock, trees and even objects."Bookmark here

"Uh?! Those were Clark's zombies," all three of us thought.Bookmark here

"Where did you see them?" asked Emmy.Bookmark here

"We had found them in Naples."Bookmark here

"Naples..." said Evan looking at the map.Bookmark here

"Ah, that's the capital of Campania."Bookmark here

"Yes, but I think he took a longer break than we did. I could see him being very tired. Maybe if you keep going straight you'll find them."Bookmark here

"Thank you."Bookmark here

"Save the world!"Bookmark here

"We will also work hard for another person," I told him, thinking of Acuro.Bookmark here

"Good luck."Bookmark here

"Thank you, you too. I hope you get to Frankfurt safely."Bookmark here

And so we parted ways, setting off again ahead of us.Bookmark here

"Hey, how long until the next stop?" Emmy asked, tired of pushing us further with her wind.Bookmark here

"A few miles," Evan replied.Bookmark here

"..."Bookmark here

"Hey, look upfront," I said, noticing something.Bookmark here

"There's a man..." said Evan.Bookmark here

The man in front of us created a black sphere, he was sucking in everything near him. So Evan did a 180° turn with the handbrake and tried to run away at full throttle. When the attack was over, we managed to escape.Bookmark here

"Oh! That was a close one!" said Emmy.Bookmark here

But that wasn't the end, everything he had sucked in was shot away.Bookmark here

"Oh shit!" Evan yelled.Bookmark here

It hit us more than once, but we got out unscathed, the car seemed to be smoking but it didn't look like anything serious.Bookmark here

We decided to get out, to fight him; when we had him in front of us and even closer he looked like a person, not a zombie.Bookmark here

"Uh?! Y-you...y-you're the bastard...WHO KILLED MY BROTHER!!!"Bookmark here

I looked at him better, and indeed Evan was right.Bookmark here

He was the bastard who had taken away Evan's only reason to live.Bookmark here

Now all Evan had left was revenge.Bookmark here

"Is that him?" asked Emmy, who had never seen him before.Bookmark here

"Yes, it's that son of a bitch!" replied I, Evan was still unable to speak.Bookmark here

He was furious, he was full of flames all over his body just by looking at his face.Bookmark here

"I killed your brother, do you want more innocent victims?"Bookmark here

"No. That's why I'm going to kill you!"Bookmark here

"Okay, I can't use my manners. Then let's get started!"Bookmark here

"We'll help you out, Evan."Bookmark here

"No. I have to kill him by myself."Bookmark here

"You're right, I can't fight three kamien at once, I'll use the same method that Dario used" said Ace.Bookmark here

"Huh?"Bookmark here

We could tell from that sentence that our theory was right, they're all in the same organization, apparently the so-called Zeta.Bookmark here

"Ahhhhhhhh!"Bookmark here

"Oh, hear that? The zombies are coming. You fight against them in the time I kill Evan."Bookmark here

"You bastard!" I yelled.Bookmark here

"Agreed. Then I can have my revenge," said Evan.Bookmark here

"Evan, what are you talking about!" said Emmy.Bookmark here

"I'm staring at my brother's killer. I want to kill him myself."Bookmark here

"No more time to talk, here come the zombies!"Bookmark here

We began to fight the homunculi as Evan, burning with rage, fought the man.Bookmark here

"Ace Rufort, you're dead!" he yelled, running at him as he screamed.Bookmark here

"FIREBAAAAAALL"Bookmark here

He tried to hit him, but he dodged with ease and was hit with a punch to the side that threw him into the wall of a house.Bookmark here

"N-not done yet!"Bookmark here

He tried again to run after him, this time he took the chainsaw, he had realized his opponent was strong, so he tried to attack him by surrounding the blade with flames so he couldn't break it.Bookmark here

"Ahhhhh!"Bookmark here

He attempted the blow, dodged it, tried again, risked it, and so did a dozen more times.Bookmark here

"You're starting to tire me out, I'm too strong for you, give me the kamien and you'll die without pain."Bookmark here

"Fuck you! FIREBAAAALL!"Bookmark here

He created it about the size of his hand, tried to hit him, but of course, he dodged it; it just wasn't the attack he wanted to make, when he was about to be hit he yelled out:Bookmark here

"Kagu-tsuchi!" creating it on the spot, he was about to receive the attack, namely his belly.Bookmark here

"Ahhhhh! You burned my hand!"Bookmark here

"Fireball!"Bookmark here

"Ahhhhh!"Bookmark here

It hit him full force pushing him backward as well.Bookmark here

"Acuro-sensei, you gave me a good workout," he said.Bookmark here

"N-not gonna give up on a kid like you!"Bookmark here

Evan took the chainsaw in his hand again, igniting it repeatedly. He performed a fast run, arriving in front of his enemy.Bookmark here

"I'm going to cut you in two, asshole!"Bookmark here

He pulled up the chainsaw and attacked Ace, but he sucked up the fire and then sucked up his weapon as well.Bookmark here

Evan, intimidated by this, jumped into the air.Bookmark here

"Even if you jump, my black hole will continue to absorb until you fall."Bookmark here

He had to find a way to move from there, only it was in the air, how could he do that?Bookmark here

He set his feet on fire with enough power to move him (like thrusters) from above Ace to a point where he was safe. He succeeded, coming up to a dozen feet away from the man.Bookmark here

"You bastard! A child can't make fun of me, do you understand? So now I'm going to kill you!"Bookmark here

He threw an infinite number of black holes at him until they surrounded him, he couldn't escape, so he found a way not to get sucked in: he was inside a sphere, he put himself perfectly in the center so that he got sucked in by all the black holes. When the holes reached their maximum capacity, they were about to pull everything away, but they took a few seconds before doing so, so he took advantage of that little time to get through them by getting out unscathed and walking away until he was safe.Bookmark here

"Huh? You managed to escape from this attack too! You're good, but I still have tricks up my sleeve!"Bookmark here

He made a black hole on his hand and changed its shape into a gun, and then did the same thing but with bullets to shoot at him. It only activated the power of the bullet-shaped holes, Evan had to dodge it and run about ten feet away so he wouldn't get engulfed in or get hit by the matter that was placed against him. He kept running from his bullets, but he had to find a way to counter them.Bookmark here

"I can't do anything...fireball!"Bookmark here

He tried to rush in with the thrusters technique, but he was defended by black holes like he was Evan's Kagu-tsuchi but in his own way.Bookmark here

"You can't beat me, I'm too strong compared to you. I also have more experience, my kamien is even stronger than yours. You're a dead baby!"Bookmark here

"B-bastard! I-I will avenge Mark!"Bookmark here

"And how?" he said, throwing a kick at him that pushed him away 15 feet.Bookmark here

"Cough" he spat blood.Bookmark here

"Y-you don't deserve to're already dead...i-if your honor is're dead too!"Bookmark here

"My honor is dead, huh? My only honor is to punish bad kids. Are you becoming delirious? You're hopeless, you've lost now, accept it."Bookmark here

"I'm not delirious! It's the ideals of someone better than you," replied Evan to him.Bookmark here

"Better than me?! The only person who surpasses me is Clark, even that brat Reid can't do that."Bookmark here

"F-fire-ball."Bookmark here

"You have no strength, what are you going to do? Even if you could, it would be a tiny little ball--"Bookmark here

He created a fireball, maybe bigger than he was, it was immense.Bookmark here

Ace ended up inside it.Bookmark here

"Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!! Let me out! Ahhhhhhhh!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!"Bookmark here

With the technique finished, the man fell to the ground, he was full of burns all over his body.Bookmark here

"B-baby bastard!"Bookmark here

"I'm not done," Evan said as he got back up.Bookmark here

He decided to use the Kagu-tsuchi. He pulled the enemy up and began to burn him from all sides, to heat his insides as well. The fire would not go out.Bookmark here

"AHHHHHHH!"Bookmark here

"DIE!"Bookmark here

It kept burning him and burning him more. He didn't look like himself anymore, he was the embodiment of revenge for the death of his last family member, by the way, the smallest and the one he was most attached to. I was fond of Mark too.Bookmark here

"Finished," Evan said.Bookmark here

Ace fell to the ground, he hadn't killed him yet because he wasn't satisfied yet.Bookmark here

"Kagu-tsuchi!"Bookmark here

All the fireballs he had created were put inside Ace's body, which was now open in a thousand pieces, like a piece of meat on a plate.Bookmark here

"AHHHHHHH! Stop! Please stop! Kill me! I can't take it anymore! I want to dieeeeee!"Bookmark here

"I wanted to hear those very words. But I want to make you suffer more, you're going to die like this, screaming and begging to be killed by a bad child, as you say."Bookmark here

"Ahhhhhhhh!"Bookmark here

"Hahaha. That's what you deserve for killing my brother!"Bookmark here

After a few minutes of horrified screaming, he was about to die. He didn't want to take his life so quietly though, he wanted to torture him with the killing blow as well.Bookmark here

He forced Ace to create a black hole where he would have to absorb all the fire he put into it, and then throw it at him and die horribly with his own hands.Bookmark here

"Ahhhhhhhhhhh!..."Bookmark here

Ace RufortBookmark here

Years Old: 34Bookmark here

Nationality: FrenchBookmark here

Kamien: InfinityBookmark here

Status: Dead.Bookmark here

"Mark... I've avenged you... now your killer has lost his honor, unlike his, who still lives on Earth..."Bookmark here

Evan checked the body: there was practically nothing left, but the kamien, it had endured.Bookmark here

"And so, this was the kamien he was using against us. I'm guessing it was from a black hole that sucked up the meteorite before entering Earth's atmosphere."Bookmark here

After taking the stone, Evan helped kill the last remaining zombies.Bookmark here

"Okay, finished... Evan... you defended your brother in the best way possible" I told him.Bookmark here

"..." Evan started to cry.Bookmark here

"T-thank you for the help you are giving me in life...I would have never made it here without the willpower you passed on to me."Bookmark here

They recovered from the battle, a good half-hour passed.Bookmark here

Evan no longer looked like the psychopath he used to be, he was back to the boy we knew.Bookmark here

"Now that you've avenged your brother and recovered the kamien, it's time to target Reid and Clark and get our water and life energy back," Emmy said.Bookmark here

"Well said," I replied.Bookmark here

"So...we're leaving again tomorrow morning?" asked Evan.Bookmark here

"Gone" Emmy and I replied.Bookmark here

And just like that, Evan got the weight off his chest that had been haunting him... but... wait... if he had stopped thinking about Emmy because he wanted to avenge Mark...and he did avenge he's going to focus on her again?Bookmark here

Shit!Bookmark here

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