Chapter 42:

Chapter 42 [The Plan]


I open the warehouse door with Kusagi on my back, she tapped my shoulder and I lower her to the ground; she dashes toward Cindy with the plastic bag containing the ice cream and the grappling gauntlet in her hands leaving me behind at the doors.Bookmark here

I look at Kusagi; when she arrives at Cindy, Kusagi gesture to Cindy so she would lower her head to the same level of Cindy, Kusagi is whispering something to Cindy; and she nods her head to what Kusagi said.Bookmark here

Cindy glance at me and look back to Kusagi; now she is saying something to Kusagi. As I was about to get closer to both of them; Kusagi suddenly dashes toward somewhere leaving behind the ice cream and the gauntlet with Cindy.Bookmark here

I sighed.Bookmark here

I took a seat on one of the swivel chair; the chair rotate with loud screech noise before I finally faced CindyBookmark here

"What Kusagi told you?" I ask.Bookmark here

"Nothing to worry about," Cindy said.Bookmark here

"Just tell me, does scared of me? disgust by me? hate me?" I ask.Bookmark here

"I said don't worry when the time comes she will tell you herself" Cindy answer.Bookmark here

"So what happens at the nightclub?" Cindy ask.Bookmark here

I sighed loudly; knowing that Cindy will try to ask me about what happened.Bookmark here

"I beat up some dude that deserved it," I said.Bookmark here

"Beat them up? Or try to kill them?" Cindy ask.Bookmark here

"Maybe both, who cares?" I said.Bookmark here

Cindy runs her fingers on the side of her hair before turning to face me.Bookmark here

"We need to talk about your issue," Cindy said.Bookmark here

"I don't have any issue" I denied in jokingly manner.Bookmark here

"You do and please be serious about this" Cindy said.Bookmark here

"Can we not talk about this..." I said.Bookmark here

"Don't be a hypocrite, you call out on my issue with Lucinda but I can't call out to your issue?" Cindy retort.Bookmark here

"I don't mean it like that" I apologized.Bookmark here

"Look give me a couple day to settle my issue, if I fail to do so, I will come to you for help," I said.Bookmark here

"You promise?" Cindy asks; her eyebrow raised.Bookmark here

"I promise," I said; crossing my chest with my finger.Bookmark here

"So do you want to hear my grand plan?!" Cindy beamed.Bookmark here

"Sure, I'm all ears," I said after getting comfy on the chair.Bookmark here

"Ok, what Lorenzo loved?" Cindy prodded.Bookmark here

"Not an answering question that I obviously don't know the answer of?" I sassed.Bookmark here

"Ha ha, its magic, mumbo-jumbo crap, the thing that magician do to trick you, so you give money to them," Cindy said.Bookmark here

"Wow... You sound like you hate magic and what this got to do with killing him and getting the fingerprints?" I queried.Bookmark here

"First off, I don't believe in magic jumbo shit, I believe in true real science, second, please don't interrupt me," Cindy said.Bookmark here

"But you believe in unicorn?" I questioned; Cindy quickly glares dagger at me.Bookmark here

"Don't you dare! unicorn is not magic, they are a myth and they are beautiful, sweet and awesome" Cindy scolded.Bookmark here

"Sure, whatever you say, but can you please put down the screwdriver," I said; looking down at Cindy's hand as she grips a screwdriver tightly.Bookmark here

Cindy put down the screwdriver back at the table and take a long breath to calm herself.Bookmark here

"Let's continue, Lorenzo love magic to the point of obsessing over it. Every time he comes to the city, he always holds some kind of seance with his friends at the top of Ivory Tower." Cindy explained.Bookmark here

"That will you a chance to infiltrate and eliminate the target also achieve the objective" Cindy continued.Bookmark here

"So what it got to do with the grappling gauntlet that you ask me to pick up?" I ask.Bookmark here

"Well that the good part because you going to need it to climb the tower," Cindy said.Bookmark here

"Why that a good part and why do I have to climb the tower, isn't it easier to go through the front door?" I puzzled.Bookmark here

"Because you get to use it and to go through the front door is impossible because Lorenzo has that place secured with 40 guards and 2 hidden turrets at each entrance," Cindy said.Bookmark here

"How tall is the tower?" I ask.Bookmark here

"Hmm, about 96 meters..." Cindy answered.Bookmark here

"Wait, what?!" I ask.Bookmark here

"11 floors but it no big deal for you, that why I order the gauntlet," Cindy said.Bookmark here

"A prototype of a gauntlet! Let me stress the prototype part, it means it not a safe and stable version" I said.Bookmark here

"You will be fine" Cindy assures me.Bookmark here

I facepalm and drag my hand downwards while sighing loudly. Bookmark here

A 96-meter height that is the same height as the Bigben tower, I could climb it but I don't even know that if I could survive if I fall from that height.Bookmark here

"Let me sleep on it first, I will give you the answer in the morning," I said; standing up from the chair.Bookmark here

"I want an answer, first thing in the morning!" Cindy said; I nod as I walk away from her.Bookmark here

"Also one more thing, Kusagi sleeping with me tonight!" Cindy said; I stop in my track and begins to walk again.Bookmark here

I climb the stair to my room, I sighed as I open the door and enter the room. I walk to the bird food and pour some in the bowl on the floor, the crow living in my ceiling, flew down and begins eating the food.Bookmark here

I walk to where I hang the burned red piece of clothing, running my finger on it, I can feel its smooth fabric damage by the fire.Bookmark here

What the hell am I doing, Why am I asking a question that I know the answer to; I want to find my uncle killer and kill her including all the people who work for her.Bookmark here

I tighten my fist when I open my hand again, I walk backward until I reach the edge of the bed; I let myself fall back onto the bed.Bookmark here

The sound of the crow eating the bird seed and the leaking pipe can be heard; I slowly close my eyes and fall into deep slumber.Bookmark here

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"Arthur!" A faint voice can be heard calling out my name.Bookmark here

"Arthur?!" There is it again, now it even louder; someone is calling out my name.Bookmark here

Massive pain pulsing on the side of my forehead, I run my finger on the side of my forehead; I can feel a wetness on my finger. I brought my finger to the front of my face; I saw my own blood on it.Bookmark here

"DON'T YOU DARE TOUCH ME!" I can hear Aeterna screaming.Bookmark here

Turning my head, I saw one man clad with armor grabbing Aeterna hand. Rage burn inside of me, I grab a piece of thick wood on the ground; I run toward the men and bash his head with the wood I holding.Bookmark here

Blood splatter to my face as I kept hitting his head, the men fall limply to the ground after releasing Aeterna.Bookmark here

I fall to my knee, exhausted by the sudden release of energy. Aeterna embrace me from my side; her hands wander around my chest, calming me of my rage; I can hear panting and sobbing coming from her.Bookmark here

"Listen, Aeterna, you need to find somewhere safe far away from here," I said.Bookmark here

"Okay, let me grab my stuff first and then we go together" Aeterna sais; but before she could stand, I grab her hands.Bookmark here

"No, Aeterna, you need to go alone," I said.Bookmark here

"What?! I don't understand, what are you talking about?" Aeterna said.Bookmark here

"I need to go back Aeterna, my mom and dad are still in the village," I said.Bookmark here

I look toward where my village is located; I could see an orange hue light up accompanied by smoke in the background behind the tree line foliage.Bookmark here

"I'm not leaving you side if you going, I'm going!" Aeterna protest.Bookmark here

"Don't be ridiculous Aeterna, I don't want to see you get hurt besides I will be fine" I assure.Bookmark here

"No, you lying!" Aeterna said; I let out a smile.Bookmark here

"Look into my eyes Aeterna, have I ever lie to you? I promise I will find you even to the end of the earth" I said in a calm voice while I look into her beautiful eyes.Bookmark here

"No, please Arthur just let me come.." Aeterna pleads as she stares into my eyes; her eyes begin to tear up.Bookmark here

"See you later," I said, then our lip met each other, I let her go and stand up; begins running toward the villageBookmark here

I could see in the corner of my eye that Aeterna hugging herself as she saw me go, while she sobbing; my heart drop as I saw her crying but I have to push on, I need to save parents.Bookmark here

Arriving at the village, I was greeted by a horrible sight of the village house being burn and the sound of people screaming as the men in armor were slaughtering the villagers.Bookmark here

I look at my house and I saw my parent cowering as they are being surrounded by men wearing armor while one them were riding a horse.Bookmark here

I look down and saw a small shield with a small Axe on its side, I proceed to grab both of them and equip them.Bookmark here

I need to create a diversion.Bookmark here

Walking toward the men surrounding my parents, I hit the Axe blade on the front of the shield and yelling.Bookmark here

"HEYYYYY!!!"Bookmark here

All the men in armor turn their attention to me, I notice my dad looking at me; I nod toward him causing him to grab my mother away to safety.Bookmark here

I raise my Axe in the air, hoping all of them would keep their attention on me.Bookmark here

One of the men took a step but was stop by the men on the horse while holding a spear.Bookmark here

The men trudge his horse facing me and raise his spear up as a sign of a challenge.Bookmark here

I took his challenge by raising my Axe up in the air.Bookmark here

Heavy breathing soon becomes apparent as I glare toward the men on the horse.Bookmark here

The men on the horse gallop his horse toward me, I quickly launch my self into a run toward him.Bookmark here

I run as fast I can, raising my Axe for a slash and the men on the horse point his spear toward me.Bookmark here

I scream as I was getting closer to him and then.Bookmark here

Crash.Bookmark here

Accompany by complete silence.Bookmark here

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