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“She’s a nice person.” I replied. We quickly left the market and was heading up the stairs.
“She has always been kind to magical creatures. Especially the rarer ones.” Adriel spoke. “She’s the understanding type, because of what she is. There is not a lot of Kilin alive today, especially someone her age. Most have been hunted down and only recently did the population of her race has jumped back up.“
“How is it she doesn’t hate humans?” I asked. The thought of being hunted down to near extinction was quite a scary thought.
“What are you talking about she absolutely despises them, but that does not mean she should stop business because of that. She’s a cold case entrepreneur, and she’s the best one there is.”
“That is a bit strange mix.”
“When it comes down to business she has always been fair, but when you go and ask for her help, she will flatly deny helping you out if there is no money involved.”
“That’s quite a different image of her.”
“Everything has a price dragon. If you want her help, pay up. That has always been her motto.”
“I’ll remember that for future reference.”
Continuing forwards, we came outside underneath a bridge. I didn’t noticed how fast the day has past, it was finally night. The door we came out of magically disappeared from our sight.
“That’s pretty neat.” I spoke out awed, looking at the illusion magic that been casted. “Earth magic still always surprised me to this day.”
“You make it sound like you never seen magic before.” Phil snorted. “What you should be more surprised is your magical sense. Its unconventional.”
“What are you talking about, my magic has been always the same. You just don’t understand how strange it is to see magic so bountiful on Earth. The last time I was on Earth, there were no magic.”
“What are you talking about your world had plenty of magic. The so called cars, TV, and many unique things that I have never seen before.”
“That’s not magic, it’s science.”
“Science? Ah yes, Don did tell me about it a couple of times, thought it seems there are a wide variety of subjects to it.”
“So magic is much more an everyday thing in your world?” Adriel asked.
“Yes, quite a bit actually.” Phil replied. “This whole sciene thing sounds more magically than magic itself honestly.” He chuckled.
“Science is logical, while magic is not.” I replied. “If everyone could do magic, the whole world would be able to easily do it.”
“Well apparently that’s not the case.”
“Stop!” A familiar voice called out from the back.
We all stopped to turn around, wondering who was calling out to us. I tensed up, worried about the familiar voice. My instincts were telling me that I needed to be on alert.
“I found you!” With Seething anger, Rei strode over with a large group of thugs that surrounded us.
“What’s going on?” Pedestrians stopped to look, curiously at the spectacle that Rei was creating.
“I don’t know? Is it a territory fight?”
“Are they filming a movie?”
“Ah crap. It’s the crazy Titan maniac.” I mumbled. Not liking how easily Rei had found us.
“You mean that’s him?” Phil motioned his head towards Rei.
I swear staring at us even harder will possibly bore a hole through our body. If glare’s could kill, his was at that level. I could tell that he wanted to hurt us really badly, especially Adriel.
“You!” Rei pointed towards Adriel.
“Well, if it isn’t Rei the idiot.”
“Idiot? Idiot! How dare you trick me!”
“So? Is there a problem with that?” Adriel haughtily replied. He shrugged his shoulder and sighed as if it wasn’t his problem.
“You don’t see a problem with it? I’ll show you my problem! Kill him and capture the girl!”
The thugs run towards us with brandished gun in hand. They raised it up to fire.
“Tch, humans. They think that they can stop me.” Adriel scoffed. He stepped forward and with just a wave of his hands, everyone was thrown back into the nearby stalls and buildings. Cars skidded to a stop, people ran for cover screaming in hysteria, and others stare with gaping jaws at the surreal scene before them.
Phil whistled and clapped his hands, amazed at Adriel’s power. “I must say that was quite spectacular.”
“I’m not so sure about that. We got more coming and we’re the center of attention. Everyone is recording the fight!” I on the other hand wasn’t to thrilled. Being the center of attention wasn’t something that I wanted to be in, and Adriel was doing a fantastic job of it.
“Dragon, I sometimes wonder if you’re even really a dragon. Your self esteem and power is such a low level that you can pass as a human.” Adriel scoffed. “Don’t you know how to even do something simple as that?”
I shook my head slowly. I really didn’t know what he was talking about. Was there really a way to stop people from recording the whole fight? Was that even possible?
“Watch and learn.” Adriel hands created a small energy sphere that crackled with life. It grew and expanded outwards into a large, black dome shape, causing every single electronic to malfunction.
Left and right the phone, TVs, lamps, and any digital devices started to sizzle and explode, turning them defective. I couldn’t help but be awe at Adriel’s power. He had more grasp on how to use his magical ability, while I couldn’t. I was a bit jealous at his precise handling of magic. The black dome expanded even further becoming a large black out coverage from the outside world at the same time, the barrier outwards he completely demolished any electronics.
“Tch, you actually go this far?” Rei was snarling. “You think that this will stop us from taking her?”
“I don’t know about you, but I dislike unnecessary fame.” Adriel yawned, not taking this fight seriously.
“Bwah. Humans are just pieces of trash. It does not matter if they know or not. Demon Lord Abraxas power will be known throughout the world.”
“So, he’s actually coming out of the dark. I thought he would only fester in his own shit, before showing his ugly face. If I remember correctly, you didn’t even believe he was real. What’s the change of mind?”
Rei gulped and for a moment stood silent. There was something about the way he spoke that made me realize that he feared Abraxas. “That’s none of your concern.”
“I see, he finally tagged you didn’t he.” Adriel chuckled. “To be tagged by the shit bag Abraxas, truly you must of made him furious.”
“That’s none of your concern.”
“Oh, really? I don’t think so. It seems, I’ll be seeing you more often.”
“I highly doubt it.”
“Don’t you know who I am?” Adriel arrogantly stated.
“That is none of my concern.”
“But you should be concern, I am the Black Slaughter Adriel.” Adriel body shifted and changed into demonic looking humanoid creature. Black metal covered his body from head-to-toe, his armor reminded me of a mix between an Japanese Samurai Armor to a futuristic feel. Air erupted out from the back of Adriel’s calf. In an instant, he dashed forward, and sliced his enemies in half. Body parts, weapons, and blood were flying all around him like rain. Screams of people could be heard, scampering. Just watching him made me shiver. The atrocity that he had committed made me realize why he was a demon lord. His fight were brutal and merciless.
Adriel’s body was drenched in red, and seconds later his armor was absorbing the blood like a vampire. His armor glowed scarlet, evilly glistening underneath the sun light. Oppressive energy exude out of his body, making everyone, including me pull in a sharp gasp. Hatred and Evil pooled out of him, pervading the surrounding. Anyone who was caught up in his aura were instantly killed, and only the strong were able to survive the harsh power that Adriel produced.
“For a idiot he’s not bad.” Coco crossed her arms and watched the scene play out in front of us. She didn’t seem to be phased too much by Adriel’s power, or she was hiding it very well. Either way, she was extraordinary in her own way.
I couldn’t help but turn my head towards her. She just called Adriel an idiot, and not only that, she even complimented him. Was the world really going to come to an end? I mean, she hated his guts awhile back.
“Don’t stare at me like that young mistress. I am only stating that, because his cuts are creating a dazzling ruby red color that matches well with my coat. Any finer cuts won’t create a nice sparkly color that I like.”
My face turned white. I for sure shouldn’t cross her when she was really mad. I didn’t want to be the butt end of her blood lust.
“I think, I might join.” Coco shifted into her horse form and ran out towards the oncoming thugs. She slaughtered without a care in the world, and she pranced around as if she was out frolicking in the field. Was all monster humans like her insane? Was this natural? Possibly? Hopefully not.…I felt cold sweat litter my whole body and onto my back.
“Berry!” Phil pulled me to the side just in time. I realized that I almost got snatched away. “Pay attention!” With a flick of his wrist, he chopped the man in half with his magic.
I stumbled forward, catching myself.
Phil sent out a gale of wind magic, cutting up the swarm of people. He ducked and dodge forward, punching another in the face.
“What are you doing spacing out? Hurry up and fight!”
Jolted from his sudden yell, I pulled out a couple of Magic Stones. Twisting and turning, I weaved through each flaying hands that were trying to grab me. Throwing the Magic Stone into a large group of people, I yelled “Explode!”
I jump and slide underneath a parked car, and crawled myself to the other-side. Purposely I didn’t throw the Magic Stone towards any of my allies. I wasn’t stupid enough to blow my friends up as well, though it probably didn’t matter for Adriel. I got the feeling that he probably would’ve survived it.
A loud bang like sound ricocheted outwards, causing the nearby windows to break. The power of the explosion was three times more destructive than a regular level E, it was a Level D Magic Stone that wrecked havoc. Death was apparent for any unlucky soul that was caught up in the explosion.
“Where did she go?”
“A grenade? How the hell did a kid get a grenade?”
The thugs that were out of the vicinity of the explosion was uncomfortably scooting backwards not wanting to get caught up with another one of those explosion.
People were running around, trying to figure out where I was. Underneath the car, I could see the fight between Adriel and Rei.
“Old man get back to your hole!” Rei shouted. He flings out five glowing talisman towards Adriel. Each one of the talisman stuck against the car or the ground. In matter of seconds, a huge explosion of energy shoots out from the magic circle engulfing Rei.
“Hahahhahaha! See that? That was one of the best fire magic!”
“Really?” A chilly voice cut through the black smoke.
Adriel emerges unscathed from the ordeal.
Rei stare at Adriel with disbelief.
“Did you really think that trivial talisman can harm someone like me? This is why I hate humans. They think that they are able to win against someone like me.”
A blast of even more overwhelming pressure erupted outwards throughout the vicinity. In seconds, every humans that Coco and Phil was fighting was pushed to the ground like a flatten pancakes. Bones could be heard breaking and the screams of pain was heard echoing throughout the city.
I slipped out and climbed up onto the car. Even though both Phil and I was a good distance away from Adriel, we could feel the heavy pressure of his energy bearing down on us. It was scary how just his pressure alone could stop everyone in there tracks. Though Coco, Phil, and I were the few exceptions that weren’t heavily influenced by the pressure.
We were able to withstand the Adriel’s pressure without becoming a cripple. In a sense, the air was stifling, but not to the point where we would be having a hard time breathing. I had a feeling that this wasn’t even Adriel’s true strength.
“Human worm, is this the best you can do? I barely even used a tenth of my strength.” Adriel stepped forward and stepped on Rei’s face.
“I’ll kill you!” Rei seethed, his cheeks, flattening against the pavement.
“Kill me? You can barely move. To spout such empty threats it makes me disgusted that I have to put some effort in killing you. Your feeble barrier that you have put up around your body is nothing compared to my power.”
“You think you can get away with this?”
“Yes.” Adriel stepped even harder, making Rei’s face into a squash. “You’re going to die! I’ll make sure of that!”
“The last crying words of an idiot.” Adriel raised up his hands and a black energy spear appeared. With a quick downward force, he impale Rei’s back in one swift attack.
Rei screamed a blood curdling scream and went silent. The whole ordeal was over. Every single thug that was around us was dead. They were dead bodies littered everywhere. I swear, this was like a mass murder in public display.
“Was that necessary?” I gulped. “I mean.….killing them like that?”
“What do you think? I would just let them walk all over me? Hell no.” Adriel spat on the ground in front of Adriel. “Get your head straight dragon. This world is not all sunshine and butterflies. We are at war with the humans. War means Death. Get that through your thick skull.”
“Okay. Okay. I get it.” I threw up my hands in front of me, stopping him from advancing any further than necessary.
“I don’t think you understand at all.”
Honestly, I haven’t killed a single person yet. I can get all crazy against monsters and legendary creatures, but right now humans was a different story. I know that one day my hands might be dyed with human blood. Hopefully, I wouldn’t ever have to go through with tainting my hands with human’s blood any time soon. Now that I think about it, I’m not even completely human anymore.
Phil walked over and replied. “You stated that as only a tenth of your power correct?”
“Impressive, so this is what a Demon Lord can do.”
“Aren’t you surprised at all that he is a Demon Lord?” I asked Phil. Wasn’t a Demon Lord supposed to be a taboo existence or something? They were an all time evil that come and destroy the world?
“A Demon Lord is a Demon Lord. There is nothing more to it than that. A Demon King is what you need to be weary off.” Phil stated.
“Wait, isn’t a Demon King and Demon Lord the same thing?”
“No. A Demon Lord is a step below a Demon King. There has only been one Demon King that had ever lived. He terrorized the whole world and caused devastation that set back advancement for six thousand years. During those time, it was called the Dark Ages, because the Legendary Creatures appeared one after another without being killed. It took another thousand years for the world to be balanced.”
“Wait,” I held up my hands to stop Phil from saying anymore, “you’re saying that all six Legendary creatures were all out at once?” I gaped with shock. It finally hit me, I been calling him Demon Lord instead of a Demon King. If I remember correctly, his title did say Demon King.
Phil nodded. “Demon Lords are given the title to take care of the explosive population control. Sometimes the Legendary Creatures won’t do much of a job and they were killed off to quickly. Demon Lords take up the job to finish off what they have started.”
“Exactly.” Adriel nodded. “We are the same here as well.”
“That’s quite unusual for both worlds to have the same job. Was there ever a Demon King on Earth?”
“Yes, a couple.” Adriel walked over.
“Hitler for one. Ghangis Khan for another. Just look at the history. The one with the most notorious crimes in the world history are considered either Demon Lords or Demon Kings. Though, we don’t have this so called Legendary Creatures that you speak off.”
“That’s quite fascinating.”
“Young mistress,” Coco came over and dusted off the dirt on my clothes. “We should go. We are attracting to much attention.”
I realized where we were. Running around, trying not to get caught, made me forget that we were still in the middle of the city. People were crawling out from hiding, staring in disbelief and chaos that Adriel had caused.
Not to far away, we could hear the sound of the sirens getting closer. Though following after, we heard the car engine stalling out, and even the sound of crashing. The reason was simple, Adriel’s barrier was still up. Even cops came out of their vehicles confused at the sudden strange turn of events, looking at their vehicle as if it was possessed.
“Cops.” Adriel turned away from the police. “Let’s go before we bring more attention to ourselves.”
“We already did that you know.” I shook my head in disbelief.
“That might be a good idea.” Phil was examined at the destruction that Adriel had caused. Smoke rose up from the cars and buildings, bodies were scattered around them like leaves, street lamps were bent, large pot holes were created, and even windows were shattered.
All of a sudden, I felt a wave of chill coming from my back. Every single one of us turned around to see who or what it was. A horrifying stench of sulfur and a swarm of black energy spilled out from Rei. A woosh of dark energy came towards us at full speed and hit us with such a force that all the air in my chest escaped out of my lips. I stumbled back in surprise.
The oppressive air was nothing compared to Adriel’s pressure. It was on a completely different level of its own. A thick air that was so suffocating that it made breathing difficult. People not even ten feet away, who were near Rei, dropped like flies, convulsing on the ground.
“Adriel Lux.” A deep voice escaped Rei’s mouth. He started to float upwards in the air. The bloodied face were slowly becoming healed and his eyes became pitch black. Even his body began to shift and change to a whole different person. A jet black hair that fluttered behind him and black trench like coat magically twisted and turned covering his body. A feminine looking male appeared before our eyes. If I didn’t hear his voice, I swear I thought he was a girl than a guy.
Adriel glared towards Rei with annoyance. “What do you want?”
“I have not seen you for awhile and this is how you say hello to an old friend?”
“Friend? Abraxas we were never a friend.”
Abraxas? The Abraxas? I stare wondering what would happen next.
“You do always say that, but I have always thought we were.”
“What do you want?”
“Getting right to the point like always. Well then, I’ll get to the point for you. I want the dragon next to you.”
“Who? I don’t see any. Are you sure you’re not going senile?” Adriel was looking around as if Abraxas was saying something stupid. He shrugged his shoulder not understanding what Abraxas was saying.
“Don’t play the fool Adriel. You know that the girl next to you is the one I am talking about.”
“Her?” Adriel pulled me over by the scruff like a baby cat. “You kidding me right? This kid is a dragon? Don’t you think you are going to far? I understand that she does have quite a bit of magical power, but that’s it. Nothing more.”
Abraxas eyes turned into a silver. “All the Demon Lords have felt the power of the Dragon when she rampaged. I am not a fool.”
“You really need to have your eye check-” Adriel was suddenly punched hard in the stomach by Abraxas. He flew through a couple of buildings and disappeared in the wreckage that he had caused..
“He talks too much.” Abraxas shakes his flaming black fist that was encased with magic. “Now then, why don’t we get down to business.”
I took a faltering step back. I knew right away, I was not strong enough to go head-to-head with Abraxas. Fighting toe-to-toe with the Black Gryphon was honestly a miracle in itself. He was just gaining his powers just like me, though right now I couldn’t even shift.
“Get back!” Phil stepped forward, covering me from the Demon Lord’s advance.
“We got another fledgling blocking my path. I swear you guys appear like flies.”
“We shall see about that.” Phil jumped forward and attacked. He didn’t hold a single bit of his energy back.
Phil missed, Abraxas sweep his foot under Phil. He hit the ground with a sickening thud and splitted in half causing a small fissure. With a grunt, Phil got back on his feet, he lunged towards Abraxas.
“I really don’t like plucking the feathers of a fledgling Demon Lord in the making. It would be better that you stand down.” Abraxas was weaving back and forth. Not a single hit landed on Abraxas’ body.
“A fledgling Demon Lord? Are you out of your mind?”
I groaned. Seriously? I was hoping that Phil wouldn’t find out that he was a Demon Lord in the making or worse a Demon King. Wanting him not to take the path of a Demon King was my goal and this idiot that flying back and forth in the sky just ruined it.
“You don’t know?.” Abarax asked amused.
“What are you talking about? That’s not possible.”
“Really? I thought everyone knew when they are becoming one.”
Another part of the ground was broken.
“Hah.…” Abraxas shook his head. He jumped backward. “The awakening of a Demon Lord begins when his magical power appears. The second awakening begins when he kills his first human. Then the third awakening happens when one unlock their potential and is able to shift into their first form. The final awakening happens when one embraces their final form. From my understanding you only at your second awakening. That’s a quite good actually.”
Wait…This is bad isn’t it? I couldn’t help but worry about what Abraxas had said. This meant that he was already down the path of being a Demon Lord and it means disaster for me. Gahhh! I need to find out a way to stop this, but what?
“What bogus are you spewing!” Phil cried out annoyed.
“I am not. This has always been the tradition of the Demon Lord’s awakening. Even Adriel has not stepped past the third awakening.”
Abraxas was simply chatting without getting hurt. Phil was running out of breath as he continued to fight. Any longer, I could tell that he was not going to last long.
“Well then, you’re not my opponent. So-” Abraxas disappeared and reappeared right next to me. “I’ll be taking this.” He grabbed the back of my clothes.
I tripped backwards like a cat I twisted to gain my balance and somehow ended up in Abraxas arm. What the hell? How did he come beside me?
“We’ll be going now.”
“Young mistress!” Coco yelled as she shifted forms into a horse. She charged forward, but was smacked backwards as if she was nothing by Abarxas’ hand.
“Coco!” I yelled out in horror.
Coco went flying and hit a lamp post causing it to bend. She slid down, but she didn’t fall unconscious. Blood seeped out of her mouth and she shook herself. Her steps faltered and she glared angrily at Abraxas.
In anger, I punched Abraxas in the face as hard as I could. “You vile demon!” I yelled. Even though my punch squashed his face, he didn’t budge from the punch and instead grinned down towards me.
“That was not a bad punch.” Abraxas moved his jaw back and forth. “But no matter, it’s not-”
A thundering sound of impact could be heard. Abraxas went flying to the other side and was punched through buildings. I was dangling on Adriel’s arm like a sack of potato.
I glanced upward and noticed blood dripping out of Adriel’s lips.
“Stupid dragon. You should’ve run when you needed too.”
“Don’t talk.” Adriel threw me upwards like a hot potato towards Phil. He caught me in the air and landed with a thud with both feet. “Move! I don’t know how long I’ll be able to hold him back!”
Phil didn’t ask say anything and ran with me in his arms. Coco followed behind as we dashed away from them.
“Tch, stupid dragon.” Adriel wiped his mouth and flicked it off his hands.
“Well. Well. Well. I’m surprised you actually was able to take my punch, but I know I broke a couple of your ribs.” Abraxas appeared before Adriel like nothing happened. “Have your punches been getting weaker? I thought it would be stronger, but I guess not.”
A chaotic hand-to-hand combat was underway. Each one was trading off blows that would be impossible to see with the normal naked eye. Dust and wind swirled around them causing a torrent of heavy wind.
“At your strength you won’t be able to fight on par with me.”
“We’ll see about that.” Adriel growled.
“Such courage. You always had such honest words. That’s why I enjoy fighting with you.”
Each one traded off blows and when one connected the other was sent flying to the nearest building. Abraxas was overpowering Adriel in power. Blood spewed out from Adriel’s mouth. The city was becoming demolished by the two Demon Lord’s fight.
“I am not through with you!” Adriel let out a scream. His body shifted and changed into a half-demon. Horn’s grew out of his head that curled around him in a swirl, black tribal markings decorated downwards on his left side of his face. Long black claws that were like sharp metal appeared, six black metallic wing like metal sprouted from his back. Each one were like an spider’s arm that strike towards Abraxas’ body.
Each one struck Abraxas’ body with pinpoint accuracy causing Abraxas to fall back. The fight swung into a full swing where this time Adriel was winning with the upper hand. He didn’t let Abraxas to take a single breathe to change or to fight back and instead turn him black and blue.
“The third awakening. Not bad if I say so myself.” Abraxas coughed up red blood. “But that’s all you are amount too. Come Adriel, let’s see how you will deal with my new creation!”
Dark energy swirled around Abraxas covering him completely. Large bulky hand that was as large as a truck appeared out of darkness and smashed downwards into the ground. It was a ugly disfigured demon with a slack jaw chin, that was five story high emerged out of the black energy. Black tribal tattoo appeared down its face and stopped on its chest. A pungent stench of rotting body wafted throughout the city causing people to fall over unconscious.
“Graaahhhhhhh!” The monster roared.
“What abomination is this.” Adriel gawked. The monster zipped towards Adriel in split second and pummels him into the ground without a single mercy. This was a one sided battle that didn’t allow Adriel to escape.
Adriel laid down unconscious deep into the ground.
“Gahhhrhrharar!” With a fierce roar the monster leaned back in victory.
I couldn’t help but stare over Phil’s shoulder. I gawked at the scene that played before me. “A Titan?” I gasped.
“What? A Titan?” Phil peeked over his shoulder. “Damn!” He speed up, and ran as fast as he could. We zipped through the streets in a hurr, hoping that we would lose the monster behind us.
“This is bad. How the hell did a Titan appear in this world?” Phil scrunched his eyes in worry.
“Are you sure that’s a Titan? I thought there isn’t one on earth.”
“I’m not sure, but that monster fits the exact description of a Titan of Torren’s history. The pungent smell and the tattoo that stops at its heart.”
“Wait, you were able to see all that?”
“My vision is better than a hawk.”
“No time to compli-”
Phil skidded to a stop, and took a sharp turn. The Titan destroyed the fence that we were going to hop over and blocked our way. Screams of people could be heard as they ran around trying to get away from the mayhem.
Gritting his teeth, Phil ran in between the thin building, hoping to keep the Titan back. Instead like a bull, the Titan bulldozed through the building causing a giant gap. I couldn’t help but felt that if the Titan was not stopped, he would destroy many more and endanger people around us.
Fishing through my pocket, I pulled out three magic stones that I had left. I threw the first magic stone behind Phil.
A blue barrier appeared in front of the Titan. With a crash, the barrier broke into a million pieces from the Titan’s impact. I threw a second one at the Titan’s face.
A perfect hit landed on the Titan’s face. Coming out from the smoke, a chunk of his face was missing. Even still that didn’t stop the Titan from rushing forward.
I knew that was not enough, but I hoped that would temporarily stopped the Titan, but it barely did anything. That was a level D Magic Stone. I didn’t have any more programmed Magic Stones anymore and instead I prayed that we would escape in time.
Coco turned around and dashed forward, she lowered her head towards the Titan without a single hint of fear.
“Coco! No!” I cried out in horror and fear. I didn’t wanted her to die.
Coco jumped onto the wall, and a blazing fire like horn appeared on her head. All over her body fire erupted around her. A bright sheen of light appeared at the tip of her horn and a blast of fire energy shot forward.
The titan held up his arms, but couldn’t stop the energy from hitting his arm. A large gaping hole was created in his left arm becoming useless. With the other arm, the Tian slammed his right arm into the wall causing the building to collapse.
Coco jumped upwards, wall-to-wall, and disappeared before she got buried. I was glad that she didn’t get hurt and instead escaped. Seeing her hurt, because of me, made me furious but right now I couldn’t do anything. The stupid restraint caused me to stay stuck in my human body with not much power. This was the one time I wished I could shift and punch the daylights out of the Titan.
Large pieces of the building fell from overhead, and Phil gracefully jumped through the falling debris without getting caught. I knew I was not as nimble and quick as him. If I was, I wouldn’t be in his arm right this minuets. This whole princess carrying thing was not something that I was used to. Right now, I couldn’t complain.
Phil gritted his teeth. He skidded to the right.
“How close are we?”
“A couple of blocks left.”
Phil continued to run. The Titan bulldozed through the building, causing it to completely collapse. Cars screeched to a halt and were thrown around like toys. Nothing was stopping, the Titan that was coming after us.
Every second felt like a whole hour. The Titan was getting closer and closer. I could already smell the putrid air that was invading my nose, making me want to hurl. “Was all the past Titans’s body odor this bad?”
“Yes.” Phil was having trouble breathing. I could tell that his speed was slowing down, because he was having a difficult time breathing. He was panting out of his mouth, tears streamed down his face.
Even I was having a hard time breathing from the overwhelming stench. I had to close my nose with my finger and breathed through my mouth, but I could still smell the putrid air.
I could tell that in the next couple of minutes, we will be over run. Closing my eyes, I felt the magical power in my body. My hands raised up towards the Titan, and I pointed.
A large fireball the size of a my fist shot out from my fingers and went flying towards the Titan. With a flick of his hands, the Titan swatted the fireball as if it was nothing.
“Fire Ball! Fire Ball! Fire Ball!” The fireball becomes bigger and bigger from each cast, but not a single one harmed him.
Annoyed, I threw a different elemental attack. “Ice Arrows!” Swirls of large Icicles that were like spears appeared around me. I compacted the icicles as hard as I possibly could, making them tougher and sharper. I flung the arrows towards the Titan one after another. Half of them were destroyed, but the other half embedded itself into the Titan’s body.
“Yes!” I shouted in glee, but my happiness was short lived. The Titan broke off each icicle without any care and he still bulldozed forward. “What the hell is going to stop it?!”
Coco flew from the side and impaled the Titan with her horn. The Titan roared, causing the windows to shatter from its voice. A burst of flame engulfed the Titan and Coco pulled back. The Titan swung side-to-side, the cars to fly temporarily stopping the Titan.
We finally saw the Blue Rose Host Club not to far away. Phil didn’t stop, and he ran with full speed till we finally arrived to the front. Coco came running up behind Phil and changed gracefully back into her human form. She opened the door for us to enter.
“Don!” I cried out. I was so glad to see him. “Get us out of here!” Phil placed me on the ground allowing me to walk on my own two feet.
“What’s the rush?” Don was looking at me confused. He was standing at the entrance of the Hostess Club.
“No time! Go! Go! Go!” I pushed him in the back.
“Calm down, you need to tell me what’s going on.”
The walls shook and the people inside screamed in horror. Don look up in shock and saw the Titan charging towards us.
“What the hell is that?”
People were streaming out of the building in a hurry. Don understood and turned towards the direction of where we needed to go. Phil, Coco, and I ran closely behind him. The rumbling of the building became more apparent, we could hear the Titan coming closer.
We ran down the stairs and appeared in front of the basement door. Don fingers fumble around his pocket, sweat started to drip down his face as he rummaged for the key.
“Come on, Don.” I hurriedly replied. The Titan hand ripped the doorway from behind us. We could hear the metal crashing into another building.
“Don’t push me,” said Don. He opened the door with the key allowing us to enter. We ran through nonstop. Zigzagging through the large pile of debris and unwanted items.
“This way!” Don took a sharp turn.
The door behind us was ripped opened once again.
The Titan bulldozed his way through the door knocking over the mountain of items. It became a domino effect causing everything else to fall over like a approaching tide.
Up ahead, we saw a small door that was five feet wide and five feet high. We ran with everything we got. Don reached first, his hand reached out and with a vicious yank he opened the door. He literally jumped through without looking back.
“Young mistress I’ll hold him back!” Coco shouted. She was in front of me and I didn’t wanted her to stop.
“This is an order! Go in now!”
“Now!” I pushed her. Coco fell forward and she crawled through behind him.
“Phil!” I looked behind to see him close.
“Go! I’ll be right behind you!”
I nodded and fell on my knees. I feveriously crawled through the small door, my hand scrapped against the stone cold ground, and even my heart started to thump wildly out of frenzy..
The sound of explosion could be heard behind us, but I couldn’t hear see anything except the pitch black darkness. Not being able to see made moving a lot more difficult. I didn’t know where was the end or the beginning. Even the sound of things blowing up wasn’t making the trip any better.
“Coco? Don?” I called out.
“I’m here young mistress.”
“Keep crawling!” Don shouted. His voice was resounding around me.
“Phil?” I once again called out.
No answer followed from my call.
“Phil? Are you there?” I stopped. Did he make it? I couldn’t help but be worried. Did the Titan get him? What the heck happened behind me?
“Phil!” This time I shouted.
Suddenly, I felt something hit me in the butt.
“Gaaaaaah!” I screamed out in shock. I kicked behind me and I heard someone cry out in pain. “Who’s there?”
“Damn it Berry. Why did you stop? Did you have to kick me?” Phil grumbled.
“I’m alive. I said I was right behind you.”
“I thought the Titan got you. I heard explosions.”
“That was me. I almost got caught, but luckily I left a new hole in its stomach.”
“Yea. Just keep moving will you?”
“Okay.” I let out a sigh of relief and continued to crawl.
“Is everything alright young mistress?”
“Yes. Phil is with us now.”
“I’m glad to hear that young mistress.”
“Guys! We’re almost out of here.”
“Great.” I let out a sigh. This whole trip back to Earth really was a stressful event. I didn’t wanted to visit Japan any time soon, especially if it meant meeting that monster again. We continued onwards, till Don opened the door to the other end. Bright light entered through the darkness and the sunlight welcomed us out.
To Be Continued.