Beyond The Stars
Chapter 138: Remember Yourself
Narrator: Kurt now finds himself within his own mind and encounters Master Dom!
Kurt: Who are you?
Master Dom: You’ll remember me as Master Dom. (He has short, messed up black hair and a black beard and mustache. He wears a red karate-looking uniform)
*Kurt is shocked*
*In an X-ray of Kurt’s brain, the blue glow disappears on part of it*
MD: You have failed yourself and your comrades.
*Kurt continues to be shocked with his mouth open*
MD: The path you are on will not bring you great power. You have been turned into a demon by a man that was turned into a demon. There is nothing you can do to be human again. But… you can use your new power for good.
Kurt: But how?
MD: It’s not rocket science, my boy. Though you are a demon, you still have your humanity.
*Another part of Kurt’s brain is freed from the brainwashing*
Kurt: I… do?
MD: Yes. Use your power to fight the darkness. Step outside. Let me show you the results if you continue this path.
*They walk outside*
*Kurt’s hometown is burning as many buildings and houses are on fire. People are running for their lives*
Kurt: What is this!?
MD: Your hometown burning to the ground… because of you.
*Kurt puts his hands on his head*
MD: Yes. This will happen if you don’t remember yourself. Come this way.
*They walk towards a house and go inside*
MD: This is your home. It’s being destroyed.
*Another part of Kurt’s mind is free from brainwashing*
*They hear screaming and then they go into the family room. They see a woman with upper back length brown hair being approached by someone*
MD: That is your mother. She will die.
*They see the face of the person approaching his mother. It is Kurt*
Jane: Kurt! No! What are you doing!?
*The evil Kurt starts strangling his mother*
*Kurt runs towards the evil Kurt and punches him. But it’s too late as his mother is dead*
*Kurt falls to his knees*
MD: That will happen if you don’t remember yourself.
*Kurt begins crying*
MD: Remember yourself, Kurt!! You are not a killer of innocents!!
*Kurt continues screaming*
*Then finally, all of the brainwashing in his mind is eliminated*
MD: At last, you remember yourself.
*Kurt stops screaming*
Kurt: I remember… Thank you Master Dom.
*The whole scene disappears from his mind and then Kurt finds himself staring at Zeth. His eyes no longer have a juicy blue glow to them*
Kurt: Zeth… I’m sorry.
Zeth: It’s alright. Just as long as you are back to normal.
Kurt: I remember everything. Everything that I have done.
Zeth: Everything? Do you know where Kogen’s base of operations is?
Zeth: Alright, let’s find the others and get the hell out of here. I assume Emily and Joe are not in this city?
*Keith and RAG enter the remains of the destroyed grocery store*
Zeth: Keith. RAG. Where is Sasha?
RAG: She told us there was a building she wanted to infiltrate and for us to find you.
Zeth: What!? We need to find her! Let’s go!
*They all start moving and leave the destroyed grocery store*
Narrator: Kurt is now freed from his brainwashing. However, Emily and Joe are still out there.
Chapter 138 END
To be Continued in Chapter 139: A City on the Edge of Collapse