What is the difference between destiny and fate?


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One two the pedals go up and down there was a man behind me. Although I can not recall his face, a sweet voice singing but who are they.

The ceiling looks like it always does yet that dream why can I not remember who they where. Where they my family, my family…… “Well I better get to class, what im I laying around here for.”

What a amazing place the university is all sort of people here. “Ted wait up” a young woman comes sprinting up to me “geez would it kill you to slow down I mean come on.” “Clare what are you doing here?” her sleek body looked up at me those eye’s seem to ask…no I must be imaging that.

“Oh ted your such a kidder where walking to school are we not” I better say yes or I might end up on the floor again. “Yes ok” what is this feeling like im being watched but nothing seems out of place.

There is that odd statue there not even sure why there is a statue of a man holding a book for and the book itself is unnamed.

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Nothing odd about the forest to the west of the statue either. It also seems that the university is ok as well so what in the hell is this feeling im getting right now.

“Ted oh ted you there” Clare smiling face appeared “Yea im fine.” “umm Clare you did not feel anything right now did you?” “No why?” she looks concerned “Come on you there is the door to the building.”

She litter pulled me along, wait there it is again no this is different but where. UP the rock it going to hit that girl “Hey watch out” almost there darkness seems to sweep over me but she looks like she is alright.

“Ted, ted quick someone get the doctor” what wrong Clare. “Look at the blood this could be bad” Huh what where is everyone going.

“Could he be one” something passes over me “Maybe to hard to tell but he has a faint aura about him.” the room swam into focus but no sign of the two voices, huh im I at the nurses station but this place looks odd.

Wait this is not the nurses station lets see stain-glass window check, wall of books check, giant teddy bear check, chair check, door check.

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Wait giant teddy bear…..it gone I know I saw one oh well lets see ouch ouch my head. So where the heck Im I, wait why are my legs so weak they look ok.

Must be the blood lost the wood feels cold under my touch of the window frame. Wait it night already lets see that would mean Shit i’ve been out that long that bad so that makes it 6 or 7 hours since the accident then.

“If your wondering” the wispier over took me whirling he came into view standing in the door there looking at me. “You seem to be in good shape considering what you been through, even being up now is pretty interesting.”

“Im sorry have we meet…” he sifted his glasses “First can you tell me your name?” his eyes shifted towards me “Yes Ted.” he smiled “Good and your last name?”

“Shield” why does he not look familiar “your probable wondering why I don’t look familiar.” What the hell is he a mind reader “No im not a mind reader” “What the hell then why you reading my mind for.”

“Ha Ha” the simile seems to be real “she said you where interesting.” he studied me for a moment his blueish eyes where warm one minute cold the next. “Btw did you notice something odd about the room.”

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how did he know “i see btw that flicker of shock that you did see something.” “So what did you see” he turns and heads out the door. “I seen what I though was a huge teddy bear?” he never slowed “I see, very interesting.”

I had about all I can stand from this snug bastard “So your thinking I bet what a snug bastard I am right about now.” What the hell is up with this guy he can so to read minds “Can not.”

Come to think of it where im I at this is the school yet very different at the same time. Maybe this is the private area I heard so much about.

“Ahh we are here” he stood aside “well go on” the door slowly opened. Clare was seated in a chair along with several other including that girl from this morning.

A tall blonde woman approaches “well, well you do look interesting.” she licks her lips “Umm” she puts her finger to my lips. “Not bad even know that not your full power but resting power.”

“umm thanks?” a man raises up out of the chair hmm I have seen him somewhere before. “I guess your wondering why your here?” hmm why can I not place him “Yes I guess” they all laughed.

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“Did I say something funny?” he looked me over “Clare said you are a strange one.” “Clare huh what do you mean Clare said?” she looked away “Clare works for us” he frown “I know it is a lot to take in at once.”

“What is going on?” he smiled “Welcome to magic central” “Ha-ha” my sides started to hurt “Oh you got me good, this is a senior prank is it?”

Wait none of them where laughing “WHAT, your for real!!” the woman from earlier smiled “I like him a lot” I slumpped over “Wait but what does that mean?”

“That means you have a lot of things to learn” he motions to another student. “Sam can you show, ted around plz” he got up “OK” “Follow me” he heads out the door.

“Ted, umm” I turned towards the voice, Clare was standing there uncertain of what to say. I turn back “Meh, dont worry about it you had your reasons”

THE STORM

THE STORM
By Steve Ward

He stood transfixed. Cold sweat ran down his cheek but it was not from the heat. It was the same force that froze his legs in place. The cold truth that he was dead and the creature in front of him, with the long dagger like attachments on it’s shoulders and the frozen blood red glowing eyes, each seeming to burn with deep hunger, was his killer. Slowly it filled his vision as a scream came from somewhere else. Then he realized it was him.

He stared at the ceiling. With it’s organic shape and feel, it was the same dream every night. The dream. How long has it been since that night? “Too late for regrets, bzald. What’s done is done.” Although that did not help the burning feeling he had every day, a reminder of what he once did.

He even thought about traveling back in time to that day but he realized that even that would change nothing, just cause a splinter reality to form.

A bright green glow blanketed the room as the black orb came to life. Which was what it was, of sorts, a life. Something else that came from that day. He leaned forward, head resting on his fist.

“Show me.”

A vision filled the room. A battle, like so many going on, heroes and villains fighting each other. Then he noticed who was fighting. Tropic, Valya and WillowWind in a pitched battle against several wolves that seemed to be winning.

bzald paused. “Wolves winning against those three?” He first thought it was a joke, then he saw Valya go down and not get back up. Or teleport out of there.

He shifted his focus outside of his place and instantly he was there. The night air seemed charged. He sensed something was wrong and streaked towards the battle.

He was not alone. A set of eyes watched him leave. “He is on his way. All points, he is on his way. Be ready.”

WillowWind dodged yet another barrage from the closest wolf and blasted him full on in the face. The wolf was knocked back a couple of feet and he growled at her. It’s deep ember eyes were set on her, which seemed impossible because with that much power she should have melted the wolf.

“What is going on?” She kept her eyes on the wolf. As she glanced to the left at Tropic, who at the moment, was blasting a wolf as well and Valya who was near death between them, barely standing. And none of them could teleport out.

Just then a bright burst of light signaled his entering. The red cloak and glowing red eyes. Although Willow did not know Bzald long she knew he could be counted on in a fight. But he seemed at times wrapped in a cloak of sadness. And though she chose not to pry she wished he would talk about it sometimes.

She then noticed that the wolves who were ready to pounce on her had stopped. She was glad and worried that they quit.

Then a strange person covered in what looked like some sort of organic living suit stepped out from the side room. “Well, bzzzzald, so glad you could make it. The Spider said you would show. They know what happened and cannot wait to add you to the fold, bzzzzald. Your handiwork on that day is just what the Spider is looking for. I see the looks on the faces of your Supergroup allies. You have not told them. May I tell them then?”

Willow looked at Bzald as Tropic joined her. His eyes glowed an even deeper red as he pointed towards that creature. “You will tell them nothing!”

The creature’s face, even though it was blank or all features, seemed to frown. Then a booming laughter came from that creature which made the wolves cringe. “I see. Does not matter anyways, I have delivered the message.”

He then backed away into the shadows with the wolves and vanished.

Willow turned towards bzald. “What was that about?”

He slowly turned to her. She backed up a little as did Tropic. Such sadness in those eyes. And anger.

“Nothing. You better get Valya to the hospital.” Before she could argue, he vanished.

Sweat rolled down her chest, her eyes sharply focused on the punching bag. The blood stain did not faze her.

She had slept little in the past week. Of course the nightmares of blood stained claws and hairy arms reaching, grabbing her friends and dragging them away did not help. All she could seem to do was look on, frozen in one spot, never fast enough, strong enough to help them. She is the best, not even an Arch-Villain could stand up to her. But those wolves…

To her friends and enemies alike she was simply known as Valya. The punching bag imbedded itself in the wall. “Damn, need a new punching bag.” She had to grow stronger before she faced her nightmare in wolf form.

Her tired eyes scanned the public records. Even her neck hurt from the constant staring at the huge wall monitor. She was looking for any event the names Spider or Bzald were involved in.

So much was not known about him; even teaming with him he remained quiet and usually left after the battle, back to his tower. The three of them don’t talk much about that night. She, Tropic and Valya were trapped by demons in werewolf clothing, unstoppable, unrelenting to the point of focused rage. Then Bzald appeared after Valya went down. “It seems he knew we were in trouble and then ‘it’ stepped out of the shadows and seemed to be glad Bzald was there.”

Who or what he was and what did he want with Bzald seemed to have hit Valya the hardest. She trained non-stop now. There were also the rumors going around, some asking “Is Bzald in trouble?”. Other voices, some from the super group Top Ten, “Did Bzald set the whole thing up?” and others “How could he teleport in when they could not get out?”

She did not have answers nor was she close to one when a soft touch broke her from her trance.

“Sorry. Didn’t mean to make you jump ten feet.” The gold and black threads that showed his Top Ten colors seemed too bright at the moment.

She saw his mouth move but no sound seemed to come out of it. “Sorry, hon, what did you just say?”

The corners of his mouth went down under the black fabric. “Sorry, WillowWind, didn’t mean to bother you.. You seem so wrapped up in your thoughts I wasn’t sure if I wanted to bother you.” Kunai paused as he scanned the screen. “I see. Have you found anything that will help or hurt him, hon?” He averted his eyes as she stared at him.

“What do you mean? Do you think he is guilty of something?”

He put up his hands. “No, no. I’m sure it’s nothing.” The pause seemed to take too long. “Well, how come he was able to teleport in when you were not able to leave? Also, what about the wolves? They just stopped when he appeared. Then this guy that the cameras recorded, who is he? He seemed way too friendly with Bzald.”

It was her turn to avert her eyes. “I know. But if you had seen his eyes…his eyes…”

She was tired, Kunai knew. “Hey, you go get some rest while I take over.” She slowly walked out the door. “Poor Willow. She doesn’t even know she got up.” What about Bzald? Did he even care about all Willow and the others were doing? “Well, if it’s here, I will find it,” although only the walls listened as he scanned the wall monitor. He wondered how Tropic and NoVak were doing. They had been checking on a lead for about five hours now.

The monster stood at least three feet taller than the other Freaks there. It’s hulking frame towered over them as they ran interference for him. The mass of rock did not care.

NoVak looked down at the huge Freak. “Well, Tank, now do you have anything to tell me or should I take it personally.”

The Freak’s eyes narrowed. “Me no know nothing about a Bzald or a black creature.” NoVak prepared his next attack. “Wait! Wait! I remember! A little while back we were paid by a man in black to attack Bzald! That all I know, I swear!” NoVak walked away from the fallen tank.

“So, what did your friend say”

He craned his neck up. Tropic hovered there. “He said that someone paid them to attack Bzald,” he drawled.

“Yes, that was the thing the council said too.”

“Then we better keep looking,” as Tropic shot toward a place called Dark Astoria.

Storm Part Three: Memories

The deluge continued outside. The figure moved his gloved hands over the open mouth of the dragon armrest and continued to follow it up one side and down the other. The black obelisk on the outside hid the truth about what was inside, which could be anything he choose it to be: a desert, an ocean, etc.

Right now it was a command center. His chair was the center of what was going on as several clones and phantasms watched over and worked several dials and controls.

The crimson eyes focused hard on the wide holoscreen in front of him, glued to the screen watching women and children playing in a park. Another screen showed a current battle with Hamidon and another showing a battle of Top Ten fighting an Arch-Villain.

Kunai slowly crept along the wall watching Bzald. A phantasm walked past him and handed something to Bzald.

Kunai slid around the corner. “So, Kunai, are you having fun in my place?” He swirled on his heels, weapons at the ready. Bzald leaned against the wall. Kunai looked back to the console where Bzald had been sitting but saw no one.

“So, Kunai, what brings you here to check up on my place?” His eyes glowed a deeper red. “Well, it doesn’t matter. I might as well invite the rest in. This rain is not good for them, not good at all.”

The last comment brought Kunai to study his face. From what little he could see, the red eyes seemed to dim and soften into a sad stare. A small group of heroes entered the room.

WillowWind stared hard at the face of Bzald as the others looked around the room. Tropic noticed that the room seemed to change as they walked towards where Bzald sat with one blood red glove holding his head up.

Miyaka danced around in a very tight fitting cloth-like material that looked like latex but seemed to allow the material to breathe.

Next through the door was Lord Nikon and Tiger. Lord watched WillowWind closely. After hearing what happened he figured she may end up decking him.

Tropic had been on this plane of sentience for a ling time now and had known of the being Bzald for a while as he was sure he knew Tropic was around as well.

After they had seen what Bzald seemed to fear, fears that seemed to seek him out and hang on to him like a cloud. You could see it in his eyes.

Bzald’s eyes regained focus. “I guess you are here to ask why or what happened.” His head shook from side to side. “It was raining that day, too.”

WillowWind’s eyes seemed to soften. “You cold of told us what happened.”
He stood up then, his eyes ablaze. “How could I cause so much pain, so much sorrow? I killed without pause.”

She flinched backwards almost stumbling into Miyaka.

He slumped back into his chair. Tropic watched him closely. “So, Bzald, what happened? She would not tell us much.”

“Yeah, she’s a lot like that, you know.” By that time everyone was sitting. “Ah, a story,” Miyaka smiled.

He seemed to think deeply. “It started out easy, the truck jumped up and down over the pothole ridden road as the seven of us were riding in the back.

“Everyone wore the same suit, all that you can tell is that they could be male or female. ‘OK, people, we are approaching the target area. As you know, this is a clandestine job,’ she paused.

“The person across from me wore all black from head to toe and was of average build; could be a scrapper. ‘You will not give your real or superhero names to anyone here, so think of it as a super secret id.’ The suit reflected her sense of humor.

” ‘So we are the Red Spiders Group. The being in front of you is your partner, each group will cover a different part of the village that we are going to’

“We headed to the area of the village we were supposed to investigate. As we crested the hill the village was covered in a deep, eerie green fog.

” ‘ Well, that must be the target there.’ I looked at where he pointed. A bright green came from the center of town.

” ‘Look.’ My hand swept around the top left of the village. We could see several forms moving and could hear shouts.

“We were approaching the city limits. A shambling form moved out from the corner of one of the buildings. The dark form suddenly rushed towards us, it’s red eyes burning with bloodlust.

“My partner sped forward knocking the creature to the ground as he hit the creature with the device that we were given as per our use of no super powers at all.

“The creature slumped next to the wooden fern covered wall. ‘Leave the body alone. Let’s keep moving.’ My buddy looked at me. ‘You’re right, let’s keep looking. How far until we reach target?’

“The device came to life at my side. A map appeared near my left eye. ‘At least 20 more minutes.’ We kept moving from house to house. He paused, held up his hand. I stopped. We both rested on our sides of the wall.

“To the right we could hear several heroes talking about the area and how they did not know what the thing was in the middle.

“We kept moving. The fog seemed to crawl and cling to everything it touched as if it wanted whatever it could find.

“We approached an opening but something was very wrong. Several heroes were down, not moving, and some of our group were there as well.

“Then we noticed the artifact in the middle of the plaza. The deep fog melted into the blood on the floor, the shambling feet, the blasts and the fist of the heroes as they fought the creatures.

“Suddenly the rain started pouring down upon the mangled limbs, the twisted bodies, upon the heroes who’s eyes turned red as they turned on their fellow heroes.

“As more heroes came blasting in to help the others, the rain did not care and, at that moment, neither did I.

“We closed on the artifact. I studied it as we approached. A deep, huge, green crystal seemed to be set in a deep, dark cradle-like device about twice the size as a normal human. Where did it come from?

“It seemed to call us as we approached, offered us power and other things. It was a deep intoxicating feeling.

“I looked over. The other person was no longer a person but a red haze that I must eat. ‘Wait! What…?’ ‘You will eat eat eat them all’

“A flash, my hand slamming into another red form and drawing it’s essence into me.

“Another flash. ‘Yes, eat eat.’ I see another red form screaming as I jumped down upon it.

“I awoke. The dreams, the blood, carnage, laughing skulls attached to skin or…something. I heard something then. I noticed the bed. The room was a blend of magic and tech.

“It seemed to have everything in the world in it; prison crystals that kept people from hurting themselves to tech to scan the brain.

” ‘Where…I’m…I at?’ Whose voice was that? ‘Ah, I see you’re awake. I was afraid that we might have lost you.’

“She stood about five to six feet. ‘My name is Azuria. I see that you’re still not yet fully recovered, give it time. You will notice that your body has changed.’

“She was right. The black body armor that I had on before had changed to blood red organic-like armor.

” ‘We don’t yet know why, except that maybe it had something to do with that artifact.’

“After that I was discharged and I am now the being before you called Bzald.” He looked around at them.

“Wow, Miyaka breathed, “so that’s why you didn’t tell us. So, what happened to the artifact?”

“Well…not sure. Amid the confusion it seems that some creature, a different creature, came and got the artifact.”

Bzald studied the room and everyone in it. He noticed that some were watching him closely. He could not blame them…could not blame them at all. “I now suspect that the group that we were part of, the ones who hired us, was a group called Anachnos. As for the artifact, I believe that the one it belongs to is a creature of great power that came back for it, but I’m not sure.”

Bzald focused for a second and a view of the Nerva Archipelago sprang up. “As you may have noticed, this is Nerva Archipelago. The top northwest area is where the temples are on the island. I now believe that is where I may find some answers to my problems.”

“I see.” Tropic was smiling. “You know that that area was just now opened to us?”

Lord stood up. “Well, Bzald, I believe that there is where we should go then.” Everyone nodded their heads as they headed out the door.

Lonely?

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The ghostly presence filled the hallway it icy presence filled the room. A soft sobbing echoed off the walls “I’m scared big brother help me” then it was gone.

The young man knew this was a dream he dreamed this dream several times before well since he had come to japan to study.

The dream is always the same a voice mummers in the background fog on the ground. A old shrine seems to appear and yet it seems to stray out of focus.

The soft mummer turns into sobbing from a little girl yet no matter where i look she not there. I travel deeper into the shrine the shrine has seen better days rotten wood every where i look it almost seem in decay.

Suddenly the sound picks up but where to the right into the temple it seems. Words float by “Help me bother” then fades on the wind a shadow appears is that a little girl.

The young man sit there as if asleep “hmm sounds like a Zashiki-warashi to me”my hand moved towards the chair to support me “Huh what is a Zashiki-warashi anyways.” he looked up “haha, you know for someone who has been here this long you dont know much.

” a Zashiki-warashi is a child , The name breaks down to zashiki, a tatami floored room, and warashi, an archaic regional term for a child. The appearance of this spirit is that of a 5 or 6 year child with bobbed hair and a red face. Zashiki-warashi can be found in well-maintained and preferably large old houses. It is said that once a zashiki-warashi inhabits a house, it brings the

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residence great fortune; on the other hand, should a zashiki-warashi depart, the domain soon falls into a steep decline.”

“This sounds like there one and the same although it is odd that she is still there.” “As for the temple the only place i can think of around here is what is referred to as the forgotten temple.”

“Forgotten temple?” his eyes stared at me with slight hint of sharpness. “Yes, although it is one of the oldest temples completes around here, no one is quite sure who built it and for what reason.”

“One of the reasons i came to this town is too learn more about the temple itself.” his eye’s smiled at me as if to say this is going to be fun for me maybe not you.

“So im leading a field trip tomorrow to the temple I think you should come, if nothing else I can use you for bait…..i mean we can go all together.”

Blood flowed down hill as streams of water, the fighting was horrible. There is that sobbing again, “what is the matter” nothing “where are you at” nothing I dont get it why will she not answer.

“Lusol” is that the little girls voice no it is different “Lusol, wake up.” he sees a smile that looks worried “Lusol, wake up” he shoots up “Who” “what” everything is blurry with sudden focus the young woman comes into view.

“Ahh your awake Lusol we where starting to get worried” he could see several of the club members looking at him. “im sorry I hope I was not trouble.”

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The young woman flashed a worry looked that faded into a soothing embrace. “Was you having a bad dream” she looked at me intently with those deep eyes of her’s. “No, no nothing to bad” her eyes changed just a little maybe she thinks I dont trust her. Well maybe it better that way for now.

This group that he is leading is a odd bunch the young girl I meet early seems to watch me closely at times. Not with bad intent but a strange concern for my well being.

What they are wearing is odd as well the young girl is wearing a tradenical priestess in this area would wear but why.

Then there is the older man he wearing some sort of outfit it looks like a regular someone someone would wear but I dont know something is odd.

“So Lusol, have you figured it out yet” the hairs on my neck are trying to crawl off my head. Having a heart-attack out here would not be a good thing.

“WHAT in the hell you trying to do give me a heart-attack” he throws his hands up in the air. Then he points to the young girl “She could give you mouth to mouth” the young girl turns sharp away.

Then he was laying on the ground I shuddered who or what could of done this. “Umm what happen” he pointed a finger that when I seen the older woman wiping her hands. “oh what happen silver” the strange woman said as she was smiling after that nothing else happen until we made camp.

“Drip” what is that water “Drip” there it is again “Brother save me.” the forest snap into focus “Hey guys” no answer come to think of it where im I.

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Wait where is the camp out heck where is everyone “Brother help me” softly into my ear. Whirling around nothing there yet I know I felt a presence there.

The fog parted just a little in the forest and there was the temple just like the one in my dreams it seems old and run down. So the little girl is some where’s in there I wonder where the others are?

Is this really fog how could it be it so thick something is odd here. The railing crumbles to dust there is that odd feeling again wind slams through me slamming me into the tree behind me.

There is that feeling again a creeping dread something is out there I can feel it blood lust. “ Lusol” wait behind me nothing there or is it.

There it is the pebble rest well in the palm but can I hit anything in here. “ Lusol” now the pebble disappeared into the pea soup “Ouch, hey” huh that was human she stumbled out from the fog wait it that girl.

She falls to the ground “Shit” “Hey you ok sorry about” her deep eyes slowly open. “Ah good your awake” she steady focus on my face and jumps away. “Im sorry did I do something wrong” her face was red “No, no im ok”

That sensation again but where to are right “Watch out” she was below me something slams into me. Then darkness and a young voice screaming suddenly the temple comes into view with something above me.

The blackness swirl around us the girl chanting something

Time traveling person

Time traveling person

crib knew he was in trouble the floor was slowly turning to water. Must be a byproduct from the time wave, or something like that, where is drill when you need him.

Who or what could be coming through the time portal this time. The woman collapsed on the floor she seemed to be in one piece although she was not naked hmm odd.

The team rushed in and sent her to the hospital a tall blonde women stepped up to the window “Awww to bad she was not naked.”

“Yea clare im sure she wants another woman starting at her like that” she turns around put her hand to my chest “What im a equally opportunity woman that includes you handsome.”

she turns around laughing and looks back at me like she was about ready to eat me up. “I’m not sure if I should be turned on by that or running the other way.”

“Well crib I guess that depends” the statue stepped up beside him, well some would call him that steel looks like a gorilla that talks.

“So you felt and seen it too” I studied him for a second “The floor and the sound.” “yep but it did not seem to effect anything to bad.”

“It is odd that this time she was fully clothed the machine seems to be learning at lest.”

Lighting

The clashing thunder shook the ground the two humans in the middle locked in a deadly embrace. Rain poured down around them and running down there faces as if they where crying.

Why are those two fighting, why must they fight im helpless to do anything about it. After all im wimp I tell myself but I must do something or they will die.

Wait who is that screaming “David” someone is calling my name “David wake up now” the room swim into view. Amy is there wait the scream stopped I see others there as well.

“You where having that dream again huh” Amy smiled “It OK now” another girl stepped forward “Come to aunt Cleo I will make it all better.”

“Oh no you don’t perv” the boy stepped up “come on perv back to your room.” Cleo trying to get to me as the boy pulled her away. This is a mixed school of sorts it rather odd school at that.

Trix stepped into the room “Geez kid could you keep it down just a little to a small scream.” “There you go with that perplexed look again you don’t rem screaming I guess.”

“well you better get some sleep for the test tomorrow if you can” Trix usually runes the midnight watch at school, made up of both upper class mates and adults.

“Man you looked like you did not get much sleep last night David.” the taller boy was one grade higher than me “Yea” the other boy looked at me then too him. “David maybe you should take the day off it not like you need this or anything.

“No peter I will do this” both boys waving there hands in front of them. “Not trying to get you started” “im sorry, just a ruff night is all.”

A sudden earth scattering sound blast through the area the world slow comes back into focus. Something is wrong everything is upside down I see people screaming but I hear no sound come out of there mouth’s.

Dead lifeless eye’s stare up at me not but a few feet away wait that the boy with tall hair that I was just talking with. Suddenly im lifted up a older man got me saying something like it will be ok just hang in there.

We make are way to where several people have setup a station to treat people. Suddenly a woman appears pointing at me and mouthing I found you. The man shoves me sideways and charges the woman.

The clash deep thunder rings out, wait I can hear again someone is saying stop it. Looking around for the source of the voice I realize it is me.

The man is loosing that much I know she is good who ever she is. A shadow flashes by the man drops down in front of the other man in direct opposite of the woman.

His mouth open his body seems at easy “Stay, if you want to be destroyed if not leave.” I see others move in she take one last look at me and leaves.

The man walks over to me after talking to the other man for a bit. My leg is useless as I try to stand the man stops and looks me over at last staring into my eyes.

I look away “So your David huh” his piercing eyes bore into me looking for something. “David” I look around “David” Amy appears as if by magic she looks between us too.

“He is hurt better get him over to the station” he does not take his eyes off of me. “David” his voice compels me to look up “We will talk later” and just like that he leaves not saying another word.

Amy helps me over to the station, what in the world is going on here?

Vampires story

Vampires story

The twitching hand trying to crawl towards him the creature that it was attached too a moment ago. The others moved towards the creature one of them was barking orders in some sort of odd language.

Come on Cab what in the hell is going on here is that a vampire creature but that can not be true. Vampires real well whatever it is you better move Cab before that creature decide to try and take another bite out of you.

The creature flashed towards one of the humans if that what they are they moving fast. “Cab move it if you want to live” he looked up a strange woman was standing there she grabs his arm “Move now.”

She picked him up liked he weighted nothing and she landed with him several feet away.

The letter

A deserted rooftop of a derelict building. A storm is looming, thunder cracking across the grey sky. But it won’t rain. The world is sobbing, not crying. the blood dripped to the paper it weaved itself into Japanese character Shi.

The bell rung he dont get many visitors, im not a loner by no means a middle age woman was standing there dress in traditional kimono.

I know a woman Samurai that crazy you say well my friend welcome to the 21 century. Bah there I go again talking to myself, “Good morning, miss landlord” she smiled for some reason she liked being called that.

“Well Good Morning, David your Japanese has improved a lot” she held out her hand several letters where there. “Here is your mail, would you mind going to the store we need some food for the party tonight.”

“Sure thing” “good the list is in with the mail” she turns and leaves. The same thing happened last week too but. She handed me the mail just like she always does, there was a letter in the bundle address to me but when I open the mail.

The only Word was “SHI” after doing some research SHI was word for death. There was no other words on the paper and so far there is no way to know who sent it.

The computer center looked like it was something from a top secret base. The hacker smiled at lest that how it looked anyways now to check his business updates. It not much the building itself is not that big, but when you dont want the world knowing much and they will know something then you keep it small.

I guess hacker is not the right word although I have hacked stuff in the past. Mostly I find stuff that other seem to have problems finding as a rule I dont get into family problems. Now there are exceptions to the rule but in most cases it super hard to figure out who is telling the true.

Is the husband really the good guy or is the wife really the good woman etc. Well onto the store no sense in making the landlady wait she is scary when she is mad.

Well this is it the last stop a place called Le Dimanche Sam was at the counter. I know your thinking that Le Dimanche is french not Japanese,” the customer still looked perplex. “Well in japan the city of Kobe has a strong ex-pat community” “so in other words, a person from America can run a French bakery in japan.”

The costumer merely shook his head paid for his stuff and left “Hey David, shopping for the landlady?” “Yep” Sam hands me a package “Oh yea I was asked to give this too you.”

He hands me a letter “Thanks Sam, do I owe you anything” “Nope landlady covered it.” “OK see you later” after dropping off the food with the landlady it was time for the letter. Same wording again this time in English odd, 2:40pm at Nada PS.

First Death now 2:40pm at Nada PS. Hmm what could it mean well I guess I will just have to show up and see what happens I guess. Hmm a construction site? Oh well when in Rome do the construction site I guess.

For the new shrine/monastery build it just plain creepy right now beyond how quite it is in here not a soul around. It would really be hard to tell if there was anyone here at all.

Curve of the flashlight makes me glad that I brought it with me now let see here “click” the flashlight bring the shadows to life. The beam shines on a couple of desks, and there another letter sigh has this person not heard of cell phones.

So lets see first floor room 10, geez well at lest the person gives good directions. Wait a min, his body flew over the desk he scanned the area odd I though there was something there or was it just shadows playing tricks on me.

The footfall echoed through the building, well if there is someone here they will know where I am oh well that can not be helped. Room 5, room 8, the rooms are all little shrine rooms it looks like ah room 10.

What is this feeling, where are the guards at would they really leave a almost done building unguarded. Is that why I feel unease no there is something here hmm.

The door slide open with not so much of a creak the light played off the shine. There laying on the floor a young woman not bad looking either in a school uniform although she does look a little old to be a student.

Suddenly the wall explodes showering the room with fragments of the wall. Two women step through the whole “She not here” the taller one scanned the room.

“Well this is where he was suppose to be as well” What where they talking about. Where they looking for him and the girl but why he never seen either one of them before. “lets keep looking they must of not gotten far” and before the dust was settled they where gone.

Good thing that this hiding spot was big enough for two but what did they want with her and how did they know about him. The flashlight reflected off something “What is this wait is that the same thing no her name tag says SHI, what the hell is going on here.”

Just like that she awoke grabbed my hand and proceed to jump out the only window in the room. “Wait, stop, where three stories up are you nuts” then nothing but air with the ground coming up to say hello fast.

“OH shit” then she caught me and landed with no sound hardly at all then she grabbed my arm. “Move now” and off we went.