Chapter 48:

Chapter 48 [Phoenix]

Tasteless


NO!

NEVER AGAIN!

NO THIS TIMES!

THIS TIME, IT WILL BE DIFFERENCE!

I raise the gauntlet and aim toward the wall on the other side of Jeanie; the hook shot and planted on the wall, squeezing my hand the rope start to retract with enough horsepower that I was being dragged by the gauntlet on the floor through the rubble and rocks.

I scream as the strain between my shoulder blade being pulled to it limit as I was being dragged; I clench my teeth and hold through the pain.

I get closer and closer to Jeanie; looking at Lorenzo I could see that he finally finish compacting his magic into a small ball.

Lorenzo throw the small ball of magic toward Jeanie but I was already close to Jeanie; I grab her body with my hand and embrace her with my arm and holding her head close to my chest while I lay on my back; making sure that  the friction being dragged on the floor filled with rubble only hitting my body.

the small ball passed us and hit the wall.

"DARK GRAVITY!" Bellowed Lorenzo.

and the small ball turns into a swirling black hole that sucks everything near it; the small ball emits a powerful pulling force that almost sucks us in if we were not being pulled by my grapple gauntlet.

The powerful small black hole disappear; I can hear Lorenzo chuckle amaze by his own power.

"That my true power, WITNESS IT!!" Lorenzo exclaim.

As soon as he finishes his sentence; he was slam by Phoenix and tossed across the room.

We stop as the grapple finish retract the rope in; my back leaning on the wall with Jeanie head on my chest, I look down at her and I could see her band dishevel revealing her eyes, this time her eyes are different not just the color of her iris but the whole things.

her eyes are filled with pure darkness but the longer I look; the more I could see the shiny glimmer of million stars inside of it as if I was looking at the night sky.

Jeanie looks at me; her eyes teary and a hopeful smile on her face. I look down at her hand and there it is, the revolver and the thing about she not being able to touch it is true as the revolver burning her hand slowly.

She winces in pain in a little, and I quickly grab the revolver from her hand and check the cylinder; I could see only one bullet left.

One last chance.

I cough out the blood stuck in my throat; "Tossed me toward him!" I muttered.

"w-what?" Jeanie exclaim.

"I needed to get close... to him so I can end this" I explain.

"I won't, you will get hurt!" Jeanie argued.

I let out a laugh and smile at her to reassure her; "Trust me" I said slowly.

Jeanie's eyes widen and her mouth gap a little; she then closes her eyes and bites her lower lips. Opening her eyes again, she looks at me with hope and she let out a calm smile.

"Always," She said; and she begins to rise to her feet, the rubble fall off from her shoulder and to the ground.

Jeanie moves my arm around her shoulder and lifts me up so I can stand she walk took a couple step so we are clear from the debris. She begins to let me go so I can stand on my own, I was barely able to stand because of the damage to my body but I try; she holds tightly both of my hands, I grin and nod slightly; she begins to slowly spin me around with her strength.

"YOU STUPID BIRD, DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?" Lorenzo barked at the Phoenix; as he tries to push the bird off him.

It only took a couple second for Jeanie to spin me in full speed; the world begin to blur as the more and more faster I spin, and she let my hand go and I flew across the room toward Lorenzo, head first. I ready the revolver in my hand as I get closer to Lorenzo.

"I AM ARKOZ THE IMMENSE!" Lorenzo roared; his fist begins to glow bright red and he punches Phoenix on his beak sending her flying across the room.

BOOM!

After Phoenix was send flying, I was already crash into him; the barrel of the revolver stab through his eyes as I punch him with the revolver in my hand. Lorenzo screamed in pain as I twirl the barrel in his eyes; squeezing the trigger.

A small explosion occurred inside of his head; blowing a hole in the back of his head.

I pull the gun out his eyes and fall back to the ground; my own body exhausted from the fight. I was expected the cold and rough ground but instead, I felt the freezing, soft and smooth surface; looking up I can see Jeanie face, my head is resting on top of her thigh.

I look down to Lorenzo body a red with blue light exit his mouth; his body spasm and the ball of light fall through the ground; never to see again.

"It over?" I ask.

"it over" Jeanie replied.

"I will need that hand fingerprint though or Cindy will be mad but I'm so tired right now" I grumbled.

"Take a nap then I will take care of everything, I promise," Jeanie said as she rubs my hair; calming me down.

I slowly close my eyes and I fall into a comfy deep slumber in which I can dream of a clear beautiful blue sky.

...

Everything felt warm as the sunshine upon me, looking around; I could see a giant tree on top of a small tree and the vast grass plain spread out before me. 

This is a dream.

Yes, this is a dream. I smile and begins walking up the small hill toward the giant tree.

I was surprised to see two kid sleeping soundly under the tree while their back leaning on it; the young boy had a golden hair and white skin while the young girl had bangs that covered her beautiful uniques eyes, the young girl head fall to the young boy shoulder and the young boys head rest on her head.

I leave the tree; walking down the hills, opening my eyes this time I was greeted by my familiar room ceiling in the warehouse. Turning my head to my windows; I could see Jeanie leaning her shoulder to the windows, I could feel an aura of longing for something from her.

I raise my upper body and sit on the bed; "hey, you brought me here?" I ask

"yes, I don't want to bother your sleep so teleport you out of that place," Jeanie said.

"and do not worry about the fingerprint, I cut his hand and store it in the plastic bag over there," She said; turning her head to the white plastic on the floor.

"You and I make a great team, so why not stay here for awhile?" I said.

She looks at me and let out a sad smile; "I wish I could but I can't" Jeanie answer.

"why?" I ask.

"Because everytime I stay with you, our life will never be peaceful" Jeanie answer.

"I don't understand," I said.

"Of course you don't, let make this easier, I have my reason for not staying," Jeanie said.

"Ohh, can I ask you something the scorpion and butterfly, what that supposed to mean back then?" I ask.

"The death of your uncle... having power always come with a curse, that curse for me is seeing mortal death before it happens. Do you blame me for not helping your uncle even though I knew what would happen that night?" Jeanie ask.

I lowered my head; "I don't blame you for what happened, I have moved past that. I know, I can't return to the past but I can seek revenge" I said.

"Different bodies, same soul, the kindness stay no matter how twisted or broken you become," Jeanie said.

"Goodbye Haru.," she said; but I stand up, walking toward Jeanie and grab her hands.

"Aeterna," I said.

Jeanie's eyes widen as she hears I said that name; "that your name right? Aeterna" I said.

"Yes, but how?" Jeanie puzzled.

"I have been having this dream about a young man named Arthur and a young woman name Aeterna. At the end of his death, his promise that he would find you, I remember it now" I said.

"Your name is Aeterna.. and I found you! " I said; tighten my grip on her arm.

She turns her body and out of nowhere she embraces me and places a kiss on my lips; her lip supple and soft at same time freezing. Image of Lina face flash my mind and I instantly push her away gently.

"I'm sorry" I apologized.

"don't worry I know you have fallen for another but it has been so long and you finally kept your promise, you always say the truth," Jeanie said.

"I waited for you all this year, every reincarnation I stay when you were born until your death and hoping one day that you would remember but it never comes"

"and now suddenly you remember again, I miss you, Arthur," She said; as she places her cold hand on my cheeks.

"I love you Arthur" Jeanie confessed.

"always" I respond.

"but sadly I must go, there is a balance that must be keep," she said.

"How do I find you again?" I ask.

"you can't but we will meet again someday" Jeanie answer.

"Haru..?" Jeanie called.

"yes?" I puzzled.

"A beautiful Orchid in your hand,
Strong but small,
Damage beyond repair,
You choose"

After Jeanie said those word; a black mist begins to envelop her and suddenly she was gone.

"What that mean?!' I puzzled; scratching my head and sigh deeply.

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