Unveiling a disgusting smile
“K-K-Kiyro?” Eve stuttered as she was shaking his shoulder violently. “I’m just seeing this r-r-ight?”
Flying in front of them all were a giant black dragon with wings spread outward. It’s ghastly body faded in and out like a ghost. The only thing the dragon could do was to cause havoc using its voice, the electric sparks went off erratically on all electronics. Some even burst into flames.
People were screaming in horror at the pandemonium around them. They dropped phones, some were burned by it, others panicked. What Kiyro noticed in the crowds was that people couldn’t see the dragon ghost that was floating up in the air.
“Can’t people see that?!” Daulton shouted in disbelief, shaking his hand over his head. “I mean there is a giant dragon hovering in the air!”
“I don’t think they can.” Will murmured. He was staring up into the sky. His mouth opened and closed like a fish in disbelieving look. “I mean is that even possible? Dragons? Here?”
“I don’t know…” Kiyro replied. He was having a hard time in believing in what he saw through his Alive Gear. His hand reached up and pulled his Alive Gear down to the bridge of his nose, and he still saw the same dragon hovering in the air. How was this possible? Was everything just an illusion or was it real?
What made him confused was how he was even able to get a Devil Quest. What action did he take to even initiate even one.
|Devil Quest: Free the Black Dragon into the Realm of the Living
Blood sacrifice is needed to make the distortion between realms into a reality, giving the Black Dragon a solid form. Kill twenty people to satisfy the Dragon’s quench for blood. The evil black dragon had been biding since ancient times to come back into the world of the living. The thin layer of dimensional barrier is at the highest during Samhan, giving rise to temporary opportunity for the dead to cross over and vice versa.
Quest Level: A
Reward: Ancient Dark Magic
Failure: Your life would be forfeit.
“You gotta be kidding me.” Kiyro groaned. This was becoming the worst day of his life and it was just starting.
“This is a joke, right?” Daulton came up next to him. His voice tremor. “Devil’s quest?”
The people were crying out in terror. Fear filled shouts rang out, people were falling on the ground dead as blood pooled around them. Some were trampled to the death by the people who were running away.
With a beep, the Alive Gear received a message.
|Death Count: 3|
Kiyro was flabbergasted at what was happening before him. Even without him killing anyone, the death count was rising.
|Death Count: 4|
“Kiyro this is not good. We need to stop this.” Eve was shaking at the sight that was playing out before them.
“How? I mean, didn’t you read the Quest failure?”
“I know, but this is wrong. The whole concert hall is in chaos and if more death rises, I fear something even worst would happen. Plus this is my fault…I shouldn’t have sung…” Eve was filled with guilt. She clutched her chest and wheezed.
Complete chaos was being ensued out in public. Fire continued to burst throughout the area, causing large scale fire onto equipments and building. The fire leapt and licked across from one spot to another, as if it were a living entity. Any nearby debris from above, being to fall on top of people, pinning them down onto the ground.
The black dragon continued to roar ruthlessly without any remorse, causing windows to shatter, electronics to burst, and even the lights to flicker chaotically. The power of the black dragon was starting to grow stronger and stronger from each death.
Streetlights started to bust from the unearthly roar, and even the air shook in tremor. Kiyro could feel his hair rise up on end, giving him a chill. Not even a moments later, the metal around the arena started to shake violently, metals begun to groan, and finally twist and crumbled downwards with a loud clang.
Kiyro dodged out of harm’s way, heat smashed him in his face, sweat started to flow causing him to be on edge. They burst jumped through the fires, and came out into the clearing away from the burning flames.
“Kiyro!” Will ran over, dodging from the blast of fire that seem to erupt all around him. “We need to get out of here now!”
|Death Count: 8|
Daulton spoke with fear. “At this rate, we either die from failing the mission or we’ll become murders.”
“I don’t think that’s even half of it,” said Kiyro. He crinkled his nose, wondering what he should do next. Right now, they needed to get away from the massive mayhem that was playing out before them and plan out what to do next.
Everyone bolted towards a wall that seem to keep them safe from the chaos that was happening around them. Will, Tonia, Daulton, Eve, and Kiyro made it safely, hiding from the dragon’s raging fire. They gasped and coughed, trying to catch their breath. Even Kiyro could feel his heart thumping erratically in his throat, he searched around tensed for others that were missing from the group.
“Where’s Alex?” Eve glanced around looking for Alex, but he was nowhere to be found.
“I thought I saw him escaping from the other side. He was helping out with the magic show not to far away from here. Wait, is even everything happening out there even real? I mean this is just a magic show right guys? Right?” Tonia asked with a shaky voice. Her finger reached up towards her mouth and she begun to bite on her nails.
“I don’t think this is all just a show anymore.” Will spoke out loud towards the group. “We all got an insane Quest that’s putting our lives on the line. I don’t know about you, but I’m not for murdering people.”
“Yea, but do you really believe that this quest could kill us?” Tonia stopped biting her nails. She wipe her fingers on her pants as she grabbed her jeans.
“I don’t think it’s the quest that will kill us but the people who’s behind the quest. Our supervisor Angel has been acting weird and I believe he will push the button with a snap of his fingers. Haven’t you heard, he’s a cold blooded killer.”
“W-where did you get such information from? I mean wasn’t that just a rumor?”
“No, someone saw him kill one of the students in the back of the Academy. You know Johnny, the one that had the lowest ability out of all the students?”
Tonia slowly nodded.
With a gasp, Tonia held in her breath in disbelief. “No way.”
“Then how are we even supposed to stop this from even happening? I mean, even I’m not up for killing people when they have done nothing to us.” Daulton spoke. “Do you have a solution?”
|Death Count: 16|
“Did the death count just jump in numbers?!” Eve voice went up into a shriek in disbelief. Her eyes became diluted and her breath quickened. “Who’s actually going around killing people?”
The others were reading the message in confusion. They too were wondering who was causing havoc in the middle of the night where large number of people were present.
|Death Count: 17|
“At this rate, we won’t even need to even do anything.” Daulton half-heartedly joked.
“Still we’ll become accomplices!” Eve hissed. “Right now, my conscience is against all this, and we’re letting this all happen right in front of us!”
“Calm down Eve. It’s not like we’re doing the killing.”
“Still!” Eve was fuming at the lost of life that was happening before them, but they did not know what to do. They were in a dilemma of life and death and no one had a single answer.
|Death Count: 18|
Kiyro held in his breath. He was stunned on how quickly people were dying and he was not even sure how. They were no gunshots that rang through the crowds except the sound of the soul shaking screams could be heard.
Sneaking a glance out to see what was going on, Kiyro noticed that the ground was littered with dead bodies. Suddenly everything became silent, the wind stopped blowing and even a very foul smelling sulfur permuted the air. A unholy ghastly scream shot outwards, causing them to freeze.
Off in the distance, Kiyro noticed a shadow dashing through the crowds. One of their groups were dashing towards a running pedestrian, trying to get away from a man with a mask similar to their own with a bloody sword in their hand. With a downward slash, the sword cut through the body and into the heart. Blood spilled outwards, leaving a pool of red liquid onto the floor.
|Death Count: 19|
“Kiyro! One of our own is killing them!” Eve shouted in alarm. “We got to stop whoever that is!”
Eve was about to run forward, when Kiyro stopped her.
“Stay here!” Kiyro hissed. He grabbed the broken metal pipe, and ran forward. Even though he saw one of his members, killing people made Kiyro’s blood boil. This was not what he signed up for nor was he a murder. Even if it was a selfish thought, he knew what he had to do.
With a flick of his sword, the man with the sword ran forward, honing into the next target. Kiyro clashed against the enemy, stopping the person in front of him. The metal sparked and the sound loudly clang against one another.
“Why are you doing this?! Don’t you know this is murder?!” Kiyro shouted with anger. “How could you do such heinous crimes over a Devil Quest?! This is wrong!”
The voice came out from the mask was low and raspy. “Someone so weak minded couldn’t ever understand.”
Kiyro could not tell who it was behind the mask. They were almost about the same height, except the opponent were slightly taller. Only a few people that he knew was taller than him. They were Russ, Cain, Alex, Will, and Stork. Will was with them so he was out of the question.
He believed that Alex was not the type of person to go around killing people, he was their friend. Russ, Cain, and Stork was a different story. He knew nothing about them, and the chance of Russ possibly being a suspect was high. His selfish attitude in sacrificing his group was what a lot of people knew in the game, but taking a further step in killing someone was a difficult line to cross. The question was was Russ willing enough to cross the path of no return?
Kiyro dodged out of harm’s way from the oncoming sword, and swung with all that he had. What Kiyro did not expect at all was the inhumane body movement that completely blocked Kiyro’s attack. With a solid clang, he could feel the bone shaking momentum of contact, making him stumble backwards.
Cutting through air, a high whistle like sound could be heard of the blade aiming towards Kiyro’s head. He ducked just enough time to not get his head sliced off. With a kick off the ground, Kiyro bull dozed forward with his metal pipe in hand. With a swing, he missed and instead hit the side of the streetlight, sending a stunning shock throughout his whole arm.
The man kicked him with his boot, causing Kiyro to stumble backwards. He raised up his sword ready to strike down onto Kiyro who was on the ground.
“No!” Eve dashed forward and slammed into the man.
The man faltered and fell backwards. He stumbled forward and turned around. Pulling back his sword over his shoulder, and hurled it through the air. With a frightening speed, the sword fell from the sky and pierced a woman through the back, causing her to stumble forward and die.
He then saw something that completely took him off guard, an apparition of the dead women floated outwards from its dead body and hovered over her body like an evil ghost.What happened next startled him, the apparition was suddenly pulled up into the air like a streak of green light, heading towards an unknown source under the black dragon that was hovering up in the sky.
|Death Count: 20|
|Devil Quest: Free the Black Dragon into the Realm of the Living has been completed.
Special reward has been sent into your personal inbox. In three hours, the present will disappear if not opened. All Devil’s Quest data has been completely erased. Infamy has risen by 1500.
Kiyro rolled over and kicked the man from behind, the man dove forward into a roll to cushion his blow. He then got up and ran away. In seconds, he disappeared into the darkness leaving both Eve and Kiyro behind.
“Kiyro!” Eve shouted. “Look behind you!”
“Wha-a-at?” Kiyro stare in disbelief.
The black dragon apparition that was flying overhead was getting stronger by the second till finally the last human kill made it possible for the dragon to start to manifest itself into reality.
The world around them started to distort and change. The ground turned into a familiar scene that he did not expect to see. It was the dungeon inside the Pyramid of Light, the last boss room, warping everything around them. From murky to a dark atmosphere, to the foul smelling air, even the oppressive atmosphere was apparent everywhere getting stronger and stronger.
Dark, humanoid Anubis-like shadows appeared from the shadows, and surrounded all around the black dragon. Each Anubis shadows had a ghastly green eyes that stare towards them with hunger. They started to slink forward with staggering waver, making their way towards Kiyro and the others.
“What the hell. What the hell. What the hell!” Tonia was yelling in fear. The shadows started to speed towards them with open claws. With a vicious slash, they jumped and surrounded Tonia in seconds.
Tonia screamed in horror as she put up her hands in fear. Large cuts formed on Tonia’s body, where blood splattered outwards from her open skin.
“Tonia!” Daulton yelled. He rushed up with a wooden bat in hand. He swung at the shadows in the hope to keep them off. His bat slipped through the shadow as if they were air and instead nothing happened.
Instead, they turned around on Daulton, scratching him across his chest. “Augh!” He stumbled backwards in pain. “Back off!” With a growl, this time he willed his pyrokinesis to activate and cause the fire to burst forth from his wooden bat.
With a sickening thud, the dark shadows were burnt to crisp, disappearing into smokes. Daulton stare at his enflamed bat in complete disbelief.
“Daulton, behind you!” Tonia snapped him out just in the nick of time before another shadow creature could smack him from the back.
Kiyro ran over towards the dead lady, and pulled out the sword. He felt sick from the dead flesh that the sword was pulled out from, but he needed a better weapon. The metal pipe that he hand in hand was bent up in many pieces. He gave the lady a silent prayer, hoping that she would ascend to a better place.
With the sword in hand he ran forward. He let his ten years of ninjitsu training kick in, allowing him to maneuver his sword with pinpoint accuracy. His sword cut through the shadow, but came out without harming the shadow in any way.
Kiyro was confused. How was it that Daulton was able to blast through a shadow Anubis without a single hitch. He jumped backwards just before the shadow cut through his left arm. A burning sensation ripped through his arms, causing him to freeze up. His hands were numbed with pain from the sudden attack. He could not move his hand at all.
“Kiyro!” Will jumped forward with a metal pipe in hand, and bashed the shadow into the ground. The shadow turned into smoke and disappeared into thin air.
“How?” Kiyro was shock that both of his friends were easily dispatching the shadows as if they were nothing.
“Did you forget all your training?!” Will was busy in pushing back the shadows from overwhelming them. “Come on Kiyro! Will your energy to form and coat your sword!”
“Don’t ah me!” Will slammed the metal pipe into the side of a shadow and in seconds causing it to disappear into smokes.
An interruption of his Alive gear started to flicker on and off.
|Angel Quest: Invasion of the Evil Black Dragon
Stop the Black Dragon from taking full form and possessing a body. Destroy the source of power: the Emerald Gem. Since ancient times, the black dragons had lived in Gehenna for thousands of years. They are masters of necromancy and dark arts. Coming upon a black dragon are considered ill omen, especially of an younger race of dragons. They are considered more hot tempered than the elder race of Black Dragons that have lived for millions of years. It is best to send them back as quickly as possible for the damage upon the physical realm could be astronomical.
Reward: Angel’s Good luck for a week.
Failure: Possible Possession of your body.
“Another one?!” Eve stated in disbelief. She on the other hand were busy punching her way through. The timid girl was gone and instead a warrior took her place. “I mean what’s with today? From Devil’s Quest and now to an Angel’s Quest? Is this even possible?”
“Quit yapping and keep smacking woman!” Daulton shouted in-between each swing. He was aggressively moving forward, mowing down shadows that seem to encroach upon them with vigor.
Eve snapped back. “I am! Can’t you see I was just making an important statement?”
“We don’t have time for it!” Daulton’s was trying his best to push the shadows back. Will, Eve, Kiyro, Tonia, and Daulton formed a tight circle with each other’s back.
Kiyro move a step forward and swung downwards, his glowing sword coated with his energy cut through the shadow in half. If Kiyro could explain the situation right now, it felt like a zombie apocalypse from the swarms of shadow creatures that seems to come out from the ground, stumbling forward towards them.
“Our priority has changed. We get to the Emerald of the Black Dragon and destroy it. This should give us a fighting chance!” Kiyro slashed in an arch, getting rid of the shadow around him.
“Easier said than done. Come on, they’re going to keep coming and coming. That abomination is a monster!” Tonia yelled with heavy breathe. They were starting to lose stamina from the onslaught of shadows that they could not quite clearly make out.
“The question is where is the Emerald?” Daulton swung his flaming club side-to-side, keeping the shadows back.
“I remember seeing something fly under the black dragon from the last death. I’m sure it’s there,” said Kiyro as he slashed through the shadow on his right and then move to his left. He was not going to back down and get possessed by some creature, especially an evil black dragon. The thought of having something crawling in his body made him shiver.
“We should split up.” Will spoke. “This should give us a chance to get towards the Emerald. Plus, we could watch each other’s back.”
“Fine. You guys go towards the right. Eve and I will go the opposite way.”
“I’ll give you guys a three second window!” Daulton stepped forward, he raised his burning wood. Controlling the flames as best as he could, he willed it to spark outwards into a small torrent of flames that swirled even hotter on the burning wood. “I can’t keep this going forever! I don’t have infinite power!” The shadows reeled backwards from the sudden explosive bright fire that flickered outwards.
Kiyro knew that the flames were not a normal fire, he could feel the power Daulton’s own energy mixing in with the flames giving it a life of its own. His blue aura were slightly mixed with the fire giving it that slight sparks of blue energy snapping up in the air.
“Now!” Kiyro yelled.
Will, Daulton, and Tonia broke apart from the team and headed towards the right. Kiyro and Eve splitted up and dashed towards the left. They pushed through the shadow crowds, trying not to tangle in with the shadows that seem to come rushing towards them.
They ran in between the rubbles and the fire that made a good three fourth of the debris on the ground. Kiyro and Eve pushed forward, slashing through the shadows with every power they got. From the left to the right, Kiyro and Eve ran though cutting the shadows in half. Each one disappeared into thin smoke, leaving them an open path. They did not see a single person present in the debris that was left behind by the fear of being killed.
The fire continued to burn rapidly into swirls, Kiyro and Eve was running cover to cover, trying not to get burnt to crisp by the fire. What was worse was that the Black Dragon was getting more powerful by the second, allowing the green fire to become more chaotic. Each time the fire burst into short flames, making both Eve and Kiyro jump back in surprise. The sudden burst of fire made them feel very uncomfortable.
With a terrifying yell, the black dragon sent out a shockwave of energy that shook the surrounding buildings. Anybody that was even a mile away shuddered like bugs in fear that the earthquake like tremor would bring down the building around them.
“What’s going on?!” The people screamed out in fear.
“How is this possible?”
“Someone save me!”
People ran around in panic. The building trembles and some of the building broke apart, causing them to fall onto the ground. Large smokes of dust spread outwards from the sudden collapse of buildings.
“Kiyro, I see what we are looking for!” Eve quickly pulled on his sleeves. Not too far away from them was a small emerald in the middle of a burning green fire. From the fire, a large ghastly smoke arose upwards towards the Black Dragon in the sky. Ghastly apparitions of lost souls started to swirl around the fire and upwards into the black dragon’s body.
Eve and Kiyro glanced around for any way to get towards the emerald that was resting on top of a burning piece of wood. They could see a large number of shadows surrounding the emerald with every step they got closer. What was worse was that the oppressive energy that the black dragon was giving off was no joke. It was heavy, almost suffocating to the point where it was difficult to even walk out close towards it.
An insatiable, evil hunger that tore at anyone that got to close to the blazing inferno of the emerald scorched their very souls. It was hot and cold at the same time, making their body cry out in pain.
Every step was excruciatingly painful and both Kiyro and Eve was groaning from the suffering heat that seems burn their body and soul. At first they were running towards the shining emerald, but as they got closer their steps became heavy like lead.
“What the hell is that thing? How.. argh… is it so painful?” Eve was groaning in pain with heavy hands she punched the shadows that surrounded her.
“I don’t understand….either.” Kiyro stumbled forward, clutching his chest.
Both of them were making their way excruciatingly slowly towards the Emerald that was surrounded by green fire.
Out of the two, Kiyro was the only one that was getting closer towards the emerald itself, while Eve couldn’t move any further.
“Kiyro….the dragon’s too strong….I…” Eve was huffing and puffing, her hands were busy with pushing the shadows around her back. “I’ll hold them back. Go!”
“But!” The shadows were surrounding her in droves to the point of overcoming her in seconds.
“Just go! I got this!” Eve shouted. A sudden burst of bright light surrounded her body giving her a barrier that kept her safe. Even still, the aura barrier that she had put up for herself was not strong enough to keep the swarms of shadows at bay. Each time, they struck downwards into her shield, a large crack were forming around it.
Kiyro knew that Eve could not hold any longer. They were just too many that swarmed her and even he was surrounded. He had two choices to move towards Eve, but this will drag his swarms towards her and possibly miss the chance to destroy the emerald. If he instead went after the emerald, he could stop this chaotic shadows that seem to spring out from the ground continuously, but at the same time this would put Eve in grave danger. His instincts were telling him if he did not go and help Eve now she will die.
“Damn it!” Kiyro cursed. He swung his sword into an arch, cutting down the enemy before him. “Eve!” Dashing towards her, he swung his blade towards the shadows that were pummeling down upon her small shield.
Each of the shadows perished under his blade. Quickly he grabbed Eve’s arm, and pulled her up towards him.
“Kiyro! You should’ve destroyed the Emerald!”
“No time!” Kiyro swung his sword, and pulled Eve behind him. More and more shadows fell to his blades, but for everyone he killed, three took its place.
“Kuhuhuhuhuh.” A low raspy voice spoke outwards towards them. “Kahahahahahah!”
Kiyro look around trying to find the source of laughter, and when he glanced up he noticed that the black dragon was the one laughing.
“What are you laughing at!” Kiyro shouted.
“Ah? There is someone who could see me?” The black dragon stopped speaking and glanced downwards at Kiyro and Eve. “No, I was wrong there seems to be more….the total of ten can see what I am.”
“Why are you doing this? What are you trying to accomplish!”
The shadows suddenly stopped encroaching upon Kiyro and Eve. They were completely surrounded on all sides. The dragon was silently hovering over the emerald. Off on the other side, he noticed that Daulton, Will, and Tonia was making their way towards the Emerald.
“Truly, humans are so stupid. Why is it that you ask such questions when you are in a middle of a battle?” The black dragon flicker his tongue. “It is saddening to see that humanity has come so low, for only two out of millions of your kind to see me, truly earth has gotten so low in sensitivity. I must say, this is quite pathetic. Either way….let’s see.”
With beady green eyes, the black dragon scanned at Zero and Eve, and let out a sigh. “Even the quality of the body is so low.” With a puff of his breathe, green fire escaped out of his mouth. “No matter out of five, I think yours is the best.”
Kiyro felt a shiver, and he saw the black dragon gaze rest on him. He knew at that moment his life was in danger.
“Yes, I actually might like yours the best.” The black dragon pointed towards Kiyro and the shadows all started to move once again. This time every single shadow was heading straight towards Kiyro. “Give me yours, human.”
“Never!” Kiyro slashed his sword, cutting down the shadows in front of him.
“Kiyro, we won’t be able to keep this up!”
“I know!” Kiyro gritted his teeth, his stamina was becoming dangerously low and they were surrounded all around them.
“I got this!” Daulton yelled, he ran up towards the Emerald and put his hands into the burning fire. A sudden blast of fire encompassed around Daulton’s arm, completely different from green fire itself, protecting him from the rampaging flames. He grabbed the emerald out of the fire and fell back, his whole arm covered in green flames.
“Aggggghhhhhhh!” Screaming in pain, Daulton rolled on the ground trying to get the green fire off his body. His own personal fire was barely protecting from getting completely burned alive.
Will ran over and kicked the emerald out of Daulton’s hand. The green flames disappeared, leaving Daulton slightly burnt on his arms. “Tonia! Destroy it now!”
“I’m on it!” Tonia lifted up the metal pipe in her hands that were glowing with energy from her own body. Out of nowhere, one of their other teammates bulldozed into Tonia’s back. A sharp broken metal pipe was stabbed into Tonia’s back and into her lungs. Blood spilled out from her wound, causing her to collapse. The look of defeat and anguish crossed her face and the sudden realization on who had caused her harm.
“Tonia!” Will yelled in horror, seeing that one of their teammates were down.
“Yes. Yes! Yes!” A familiar voice rung out with pleasure. The person took of his mask, and what revealed next was Russ. He grabbed the burning Emerald in his hand, but the green fire did not burn him at all. “I won.” With a chuckle, he gazed down upon the Emerald with pure happiness.
“Russ!!!!” Will shouted in anger. “You piece of shit, how could you?!”
“How could I? Easily.” Russ smirked. He kicked the metal pipe on Tonia’s chest, causing more blood to flow out. Tonia was drowning in her own blood, dying slowly. “This is just a game. Even in the real world, power is gained through many sacrifices and this is one of them. In my hand is the power that I need to change my life.”
With a hum of power, the green emerald became to flare. Russ’s laughter could be heard mixing in with the black dragon that was over his head.
Burst of green flames erupted all around them, making the surroundings excruciatingly hot. Even the shadows humans started to come out from the ground. Powerful, dark energy flashed outwards into sporadic energy, causing everyone who were near Russ to stumble forward. The ground shook and the building trembled. Windows broke into many pieces and even people who were a mile near by were affected by the oppressive energy. They fell to the ground completely drained of energy.
“Russ!” Kiyro yelled in anger. Kiyro and Eve fought as hard as possible, but even still they were not able to get closer to Russ.
“Oh? If it isn’t Kiyro. I swear something about you is very familiar.” Russ tapped his finger on his chin. “Almost like that annoying black and gold dragon.”
“If I get my hands on you, I’m going to pummel you into the ground!”
“Please.” Russ shrugged his shoulder. “Let’s see you try.”
A blast of green energy shot outwards, hitting Kiyro and Eve on the chest. Eve threw up her defensive barrier, but was broken in seconds by the sudden powerful wave.
Even Kiyro was hit hard, causing him to stumble backwards. Eve fell on the ground in pain from the oppressive green energy that seem to taint their very soul. Devouring their spirit step by step, making them powerless and slow. He fell onto the ground and the shadows swarmed all around him.
“This body is good as well.” The dragon flew upwards towards the sky and dove toward the Russ.
All Kiyro could do was watch the dragon flying downwards Russ, and even Will could not get towards Russ in time. Daulton was still immobilized on the ground and both Kiyro and Eve were surrounded.
Kathunk! Crack! Crack!
A dagger encased in red aura was thrown as it embedded into the green emerald. Static green electricity sparked outwards, warping the crystals energy and even the black dragon that dove down towards Russ.
“No! No! No!” The black dragon screamed in pain as it warped into many knots. “This is not over yet human!” With a screeching pain, the dragon warped and turned into smoke, leaving Russ behind.
All the explosive fire suddenly calmed down, leaving behind a chaotic mess. Every single one of the shadows quickly disappeared like smoke.
Kiyro and Eve was bruised with heavy cuts on their body. They both got up with heavy feet, wondering what just happened.
“What? Who?!” Russ called out in disbelief. “No!” He threw the emerald onto the ground, but what happened after startled him. A human size dragon shadow jumped out of the emerald and flew into Russ’s body.
It didn’t take a second, before the Russ was completely taken over. When he opened his eyes, the color changed into an eerie green color. The black bracelet on his wrist turned into dust, leaving him completely free.
“Hahahahaah!” Russ threw his head back in complete joy. “This body is not bad.” He look at his arms with a smile.
“So it seems we have failed.” A familiar voice spoke out. Four different people with different mask stepped out of the shadow. The first was a woman with a white rabbit mask, the second was a man with a creepy yellow smiley face mask, the third was skull mask that covered half of the man with black clothes’ face, and the final was a little girl with a crow mask wearing lolitta like outfit.
“Not quite.” The girl with the crow mask swung her black umbrella to the side. “We achieved our mission. Instead, we should worry about what we should do with this boy.”
“Leave him be.”
Kiyro eyes became wide in surprised. He knew that voice anywhere, it was Angel’s.
“We should leave before we bring more attention.” Angel spoke with an indifferent tone. “Come here.” He motioned Russ to move forward towards him.
“Who are you human? To order me? The great Delvare.” Russ growled, baring his teeth.
“Come here, BOY.” Angel sent out a silent chill that suddenly shut Russ up in seconds. Instead, Russ started to shiver in fright and shuffled forward. “Good boy.” He rested his hands on Russ’s head.
“Pft, this is too funny.” The lady with the rabbit mask laughed. “I mean really? The great Delvare? Pfthahahahhaha!”
Angel turned towards the lady with the rabbit mask and gave her a cold stare. In seconds, she stopped laughing and went silent. “Disperse.” His voice coldly spoke. Russ eyes fluttered close and he fell into Angel’s arm unconscious.
All four of them disappeared into the shadows leaving them all behind.
|Angel Quest: Invasion of the Evil Black Dragon has been completed. Angel’s Good luck for a week has been activated. For one week your luck will be astronomical. Certain restriction are applied.|
|Final Boss in Pyramid of Light has been defeated in the Game of Growth.|
Kiyro was stunned in what he was reading. How was it possible that the final Boss of the Pyramid of Light was here. This did not make any sense at all. The only thought that he had was of the strange occurrences that had happened one time when he somehow made his way towards Angel in the spiritual realm. This could only mean that the game was starting to affect the world more and more or it could be possibly the other way around.
More questions seem to stem up in his mind, the game of Growth was more complicated as the time went on. They were just way too many questions that were not making sense, but right now they needed to get out of here.
Not only that, Kiyro got the feeling that they were a lot more to this whole mess than he had thought.
Moments he could hear the Sirens could be heard from all around them. Fire trucks came to a halt, bringing in their water hoses to quench the fires that were going erratic.
“Hurry up!” A fireman came running through with a water hose. He pulled back the lever allowing the water to blast through to the fire. More and more fireman came running, creating a shower of rain water. Even the sound of policemen could be heard going through the wreckage to see if they were any people that were hurt. Ambulance came screaming from behind, picking up the injured bodies that were littered all around them.
“Kiyro.” Alex came out from the shadows away from him.
“Alex? What? Where were you this whole time?”
“I waited till the right moment to destroy the Emerald.”
“So that was you?”
“No time to explain. We all need to get out of here now.” Alex called out to them. “Come on. Follow me!”
“But Tonia! She got skewered by Russ!”
“No time. She’s dead. It’s too late.”
“How do you know? I mean you didn’t even check!”
Alex threw up his hand to cover Kiyro’s mouth. A sudden crack like sound was heard from behind. He whirled out his dagger and push the tip on the enemy’s throat.
“Woah. Woah. Waoh!” Daulton threw up his reddened hands. “It’s me. Daulton.”
“Daulton?” Alex dropped his dagger. “Glad to see your still alive.”
“Half alive.” He weakly chuckled. He was holding his arm closely next to him.
Will came up from behind with Tonia in his arms. His face stricken with grief. “She’s dead. I couldn’t just leave her here.”
“Come on, quickly follow me.”
“Wait, what happened to the other four?” Everyone was running behind him closely, dodging from the police men.
“They’re dead as well. They were used to revive the black dragon into this world.”
“What?!” Daulton’s voice spike up. “Russ killed them?!”
“That piece of shit even killed his teammates?” Will spoke in disbelief.
Alex didn’t reply.
“Who were those four people?” Will asked. “What did they mean that their mission failed? Was there something more?”
“I don’t know. Right now is not the best time to dawdle on such thoughts and get out of here safely. Quickly this way.” Alex pushed the rubble aside, letting them all through. They slipped through the building and into the back alleyway. Eventually making their way into van that they came in from. They spilled into the van with heavy breath, and closed the door behind them.
With a grunt, the van spluttered forward, leaving behind the smoking concert hall behind them.
“Breaking news on channel BBK. Today around 11:34 pm in Tampa, Florida and serious fire outbreak in Soul Festival had caused massive damage to the arena. A total death count of forty-five people had died tonight in the fire.” A pretty lady with a flowery dress spoke out with a frown. “We believe this might be a cause from a possible terrorist organization the Watchers that has been terrorizing certain countries.”
The lady push away her hair backwards. A picture of the Watcher’s emblem was plastered on the side of the screen. It was an Black Raven with an eye set in the middle of Raven’s chest.
“If you have any information about the terrorist group, please call your local police. For the unfortunate people that had passed away, any information to bring justice to this group will be of a great help.”
“In the Terrorist event, another Murder Art title Smile had been found last night inside the Silverlight Hotel. Sam Livingston, the writer of the Book Demon and I had died from a head trauma, not to far away when the Terrorist event was happening. There is an ongoing investigation that speculate that the murder happen exactly the same time as the Event. Almost as if the murderer had foreseen this event taking place giving him an opportunity, and to divert attention away.So far fifteen police officers were killed in the most unusal way. Every single one of them had on a creepy smile inside the hotel splay out in different poses, doing their routine every day event.”
A video of the hotel could be seen on the screen. Other police officers and civilians were walking out around the hotel. The anchor man was in front of the hotel staring at the destruction of the concert hall that was further behind him.
“This is the place where the Murder Art, Smile, happened. Fifteen different detectives and police officers that were on the Murder Art case died in this building. There is a possibility that other members on the Murder Art could-”
“Hey! Stop that camera!” A police chief called out. A couple of police man ran forward to stop the taping of video and suddenly the TV blacked out.