Chapter 44:

Chapter 44 [Who are you!]

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I was shocked to see that Lorenzo dead body begins to float upward a couple feet in the air while underneath him a red tentacle-like mist protruding from the floor and begins coiling his arm and leg; moving closer to his chest.

The shaking stops a short while ago after Lorenzo dead body suddenly floats up a couple feet in the air. The woman in the tattered cloak, look at the floating dead body; a frown can be seen under her hood.

"What is going on?" Cindy ask.

"I don't know," I said.

"Why the hell is the dead body floating in the air?" She asks again.

The red tentacle-like mist begins to twirl like a vortex as it reaches the pendant; the mist is being sucked into the pendant.

The red glass ball in the middle of the pendant begins to glow red.

The vortex stop and suddenly a strong blast of air push away everything near the dead body; all the candle stand and I was send flying to the wall.

My body flew and hit the wall behind me; I fall back to the floor when I look at the woman wearing the tattered cloak, the blast doesn't even affect her in the slightest; she still standing glaring at the floating dead body.

I grunt as I try to get up.

"YOU FAIL YET AGAIN, GATEKEEPER!" A roared in low demonic voice echoed the room.

I look up at the source of the roar; I saw Lorenzo dead body rotating forward to face the woman; I was surprised to see that the bullet hole is still in his head and his eyes glow bright red.

"PROTECTED BY A MORTAL SOUL, NOW I FREE TO BRING CHAOS TO THE WORLD!" Lorenzo roared again.

I tossed the kunai at Lorenzo but he raises his arm an red energy forcefield appeared deflecting my kunai; I click my tongue in annoyance as I glare at the Lorenzo.

Lorenzo looks up and flew upward through the broken skylight and disappeared in the night sky; I run toward my Kunai grabbing it and looking upward wanting to know where he headed but it was too late before I got a good look where he was going, he was already gone.

"What just happen?!! and who are you?!!" I say as I glare at the woman; her scythe is nowhere to be seen and she still looking upward at the skylight.

"Shit, the guard is here!" Cindy said; Suddenly the door is kicked wide open and come out a dozen armed guard with an AR-15 rifle.

I try to reach for my CZ-75b in my belt holster but I felt nothing in the holster; I look at the floor and saw my CZ-75b laying where I was send flying earlier.

I quickly dash toward my handgun causing the guards to start firing the AR-15 at me; the bullet was flying hitting everything surrounding me, a few of them hit my arm, my leg and my helmet causing me to wince in pain.

I drop and slide toward the CZ-75b; grabbing the handgun, I raise it to aim and squeeze the trigger.

My eyes widen when the handgun make a clicking sound telling me that it is out of ammo. I quickly raised my arm to protect myself from the bullet when suddenly somebody chokehold me from behind with her arm.

I blink my eyes.

....

Suddenly, everything went quiet only the sound of the wind blowing can be heard.

....

And I saw the vast night sky and the beautiful skyscraper of the city, she releases me and I fall to the floor; a massive pain stuck my lung as I try to breathe, the pain causes me to cough, it as if the air in my lung itself was removed in a blink of my eyes. I try to pry my collar to help my breathing but it was so severe that I had to take off my helmet.

After I take off my helmet, I fall to my hand and knee; coughing heavily and trying to breathe in at the same time.

"I should have told you to hold your breath...my mistake" a soft woman voice can be heard behind me.

I can feel her freezing ice cold hand rubbing my back as I try to breathe in fresh air. When I finally regain my breath again; I smack her hand away and step backward raising my guard.

"Don't touch me!" I yelled.

"It's okay.." The woman said.

"BACK AWAY!" I shouted.

"calm down," she said.

"DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!" I yelled again; I can feel my blood boiling inside of me.

The woman remains quiet, unflinching and her mouth flattened.

"It's your damn fault!" I blamed.

"I don't know how you do it but it your fault!" I blamed again.

I scream in anger and start to feel the other me closing in my mind.

Her silence start to crawl under my skin; I can feel the nerve in my forehead popping out.

"SAY SOMETHING!!" I yelled; the woman remains silent.

I stormed toward the woman grabbing the cloak by her neck, trying to raise her off the ground but fail since she is heavier than she looks.

She brings her hand closer to my forehead; I look at it confused.

"What that supposed to be?" I ask; anger still in my voice.

She flicks her finger on my forehead with so much force that it breaks the sound barrier and cause me to black out immediately.

...

I suddenly lose my vision and control over my body; I can hear the strong wind blowing over me and my body being dragged? also, the sudden coldness all over my body with my arms being raised upward for no reason.

It not just that my own anger also has subsided, it as if the other me was pushed back to the deep reach of my mind.

I felt a small tap on my forehead.

I slowly open my eyes; the vast night sky greet my sight and I look around me; I found that I am laying on the floor with no hoodie, kevlar vest or shirt on, the woman standing in front of me; a smile formed on her mouth.

"You know that the line sperate ou with him is getting thinner," She said.

I found myself unable to move my arm; looking upward at my hands, I see that my hand is tied to a metal chimney.

"If you really into this kind of thing, you should have bought me dinner first" I jest; the woman cover mouth as she giggles.

"I prefer talking to snarky you rather than the vengeful, angry you," The woman said.

"can I ask, why did you take my cloth off and tied me to a chimney?" I asked.

The woman sit on top of my stomach and run her fingers gently on the scars in the middle of my neck; I could see a tear run down her face and fall to my chest. she proceeds to wipe it with her other hands.

"I wanted to see closely how much they hurt you...I'm sorry" The woman mumbled.

"You seem familiar, who are you again?" I ask; my eyebrow raised.

"I have many names, Gatekeeper, a bastard child, grim reaper, soul catcher, guardian of the night but you may know me as-" the woman said.

The woman pulled back her hood revealing; bangs so long that it blocked her eyes, silky white smooth skin, and thin small lips; the winds flutter revealing a purples iris behind the bangs.

"Jeanie? but? how? what?" I exclaim.

"Well it long story involving a lot of things that mortal like you simply cannot understand," Jeanie said.

"It's your fault actually if you want to blame someone because you the demon Akroz is loose on this plain" Jeanie said.

"how is it my fault?" I puzzled.

"you kill him while wearing that cursed pendant thus fulfilling the contract," Jeanie said.

"How am I supposed to know that" I retort.

"you right, your not supposed to know that" Jeanie giggled while still seating on my stomach.

Jeanie stops and places her hand on her chins; her expression said that she is thinking of something, I don't mind thinking of something but my back is freezing and my stomach is cramping.

I clear my throat.

"I don't mind a beautiful woman such as yourself sitting on me, I mean who in the right world wouldn't want a beautiful woman to sit on himself but my stomach is beginning to cramp and it freezing laying on the roof with no shirt on,"I said.

"So do you mind?" I ask.

"Oh, I don't mind" Jeanie answers.

"I mean do you mind moving and untie my hand?" I ask

"Ohh, that how you used that phrase, hmm... human language is so silly," Jeanie said.

Jeanie proceeds to get off my stomach after cutting the restraint with my Kunai. I rub my wrist as the rope leave a temporary mark on around my wrist.

"Haru!" Jeanie exclaim.

"What?!" I said surprised; looking at her.

"I need your help," Jeanie said; a grin on her face.

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