Chapter 8:

The last battle

I am a magical boy and I find it boring

Before jumping out of the window, I went to my parents' room. I had many thoughts in my head.
'This day might be the last time I see my family. I hope I make it out alive. I have still so many things to do. I have lots of dreams I want to fulfill. I promise that if I survive, I'll be more grateful for the everyday life I have.'Bookmark here

I went to the tower with my wand. There weren't any people nearby. Probably because it was late and very cold.
I took the stairs again, because I couldn't jump high or fly.
As I was going up the stairs, I was wishing Meiko was safe and sound.
I wouldn't tolerate the demon if he had done anything to her.
I was bullied for a long period of time and now that I found real friends, a demon tried to kill them. (That's sad!)Bookmark here

I arrived to the top. It was very cold and my chest and legs were freezing.
'Here I am!' I exclaimed to the demon.
'Well, you sure took your time.' he said. 'Did you take the magic wand with you?'
'Yes, I did. Now, where is Meiko?'
'She's here.' he said, and with a snap of his fingers he made her visible.Bookmark here

Meiko was tied with ropes. She couldn't speak and all I could hear was her drowning voice.
I could see it in her face, that she was asking for help but she couldn't yell.Bookmark here

'Don't worry. I will save you no matter what.' I told her calmly. 'Just believe in me.'
She gave me a last look, as if telling me 'Do your best' before she fainted.Bookmark here

'I'm ready whenever you are!' the demon shouted.
Oh, so I had to make the first move?
I ran as fast as I could and I tried to punch the demon with my fist, but he moved really fast that I didn't even have the opportunity to scratch him.
'Be careful, or you'll fall if you run like that' the demon said.
So he's giving me advice, huh?
'Well, I can't deny you're right.' I said. 'But if you want to take the wand, you should come and get it yourself.'
'So you turned the tables? It's better if I chase you then.'Bookmark here

The demon ran and a musket appeared on his hand.
'PREPARE TO DIE!' he exclaimed, and a riffle flew very close to my head.
That was so close, I thought. The musket explosion was so loud that my ears started to buzz.Bookmark here

I ran in his direction and with a fast move I took his musket and hit him in the head.
But it had no effect on him.
'It takes more than that to defeat me.' he said while creating two other muskets.
That was the moment I lost all hope. Meiko was still looking at me, but I didn't know what to do.
I tried pushing him from the tower, but he avoided me.Bookmark here

The demon approached me with one musket on the left hand and one musket on the other.
'No, wait. I don't want to die. Can't we talk this out?' I said begging the demon for mercy.
'Too late for that' said the demon giggling.Bookmark here

He pulled the hammer back by the thumb, and released it by pulling the trigger.
That moment was really the most scary moment of my entire life.
I saw death flash before my eyes as the riffle was coming closer and closer to me. I closed my eyes while thinking about my family and my friends.
Luckily, the riffle didn't hit me.Bookmark here

When I opened up my eyes, I saw a white creature with wings protecting me.
'Who is he?' I thought while wiping the sweat off my forehead.
'You came at the right moment' the demon said to the stranger. 'Since you're here, I can kill both of you instantly.'
'Not so fast.' the creature said. 'You need to be punished for all the mean stuff you have done.'
The demon chuckled. 'What are you gonna say next? That I should ask for forgiveness?'
'To be honest, I really thought you could change. But you don't deserve any mercy after doing these crimes on Earth. Many rumors have been spread around this city. People have been saying that you kidnap Earthlings in the middle of the night. And I see with my eyes that this is true. Do you have any last words to say?'
The demon said nothing. He ignored the white creature's words and attacked him with all his might. I closed my eyes while hoping that this battle would end here.Bookmark here

While they were fighting, the sky was full of thunders.
The fight was hard and long. I could hear the demon and the creature gasping for breath and then, continuing to fight again.Bookmark here

I only opened my eyes when I heard a loud moan.
I saw the demon on the ground crying from immense pain.
'This battle is over' the creature said. 'Can I have that wand?'
'Are you talking with me?' I asked.
The winged creature nodded. I gave him the wand even though I didn't fully trust him. I only knew that he saved me from the demon, so that meant he was on my side.Bookmark here

After the odd creature chanted a magic spell, the demon disappeared.
'Is it gone?' I asked.
'Yes, it is.'
'Forever. Don't worry about it. You have to help your friend now, okay?'
Oh, I totally forgot about Meiko being there.
I ran to the corner of the roof and untied her.
She gasped for air.
'Are you okay, Meiko? I'm sorry that you had this terrible experience.' I told her. 'But you're safe now. That's what matters.'
'Th-Thank you, J-Jun.' she said slowly.
'No need to thank me. In fact, you should thank this creature here.'
Then after I turned to the white creature, I asked 'Who are you and why did you save us?'
The creature smiled 'I won't tell you my name. I am an alien. I came from the Moon to search for my lost wand.'
'So that wand belongs to you?'
'Yeah. I'm really sorry, but I have to take it with me.'
'Don't sweat it. To be honest, I'm glad this is over. Thank you, umm... alien-san?'
The alien laughed out loud. 'I have to go now. Now that the wand is in my hands again, demons won't bother you anymore. Enjoy your life and take care!'
'Yep, you bet I will.' I told him.Bookmark here

Next morning, I saw Meiko at the school gate.
'So, you came to school today?'
'That's what I would ask you too' she said.
'Well, I didn't sleep at all, but I have no other choice but to come here.'
'I didn't sleep either! Hahaha'
Then, after a minute of silence she asked 'Why didn't you tell me you were a magical boy?'
'I'm sorry. I thought you would think I was crazy.'
'Well, you're not wrong about that' she said with a sarcastic tone. 'So did you like being a magical boy?'
'Nah, it was boring. I had to wear a stupid costume and fight with demons on high buildings.'
'That means you are glad you are normal again?'
'Yes. I was a magical boy and I found it boring. Having a normal life is much better and less tiring.'
'I agree' she said and together we entered our school - ready to face our seemingly little, everyday problems.Bookmark here

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