The day darkened.
Clouds ominous and vengeful.
As evening creeped closer, my emotions grew more chaotic. My thoughts jumbled and I felt everything lose its meaning.
The woman that said she was his mother had only shed a single tear. She was trying to hide her sorrow.
It wasn hard to see that she was ranked higher than the rest and didn want to show weakness.
They dug a hole deep and rectangular, and
wrapped him in a white cloth and buried him. No one said anything, they simply helped with the burial.
One of the men that helped had white hair and stuck a piece of old looking paper to the cloth they wrapped him in.
I couldn help but tear-up as they started covering the hole.
All the time his mom just stood there, looking as the earth welcomed him.
Soon everyone but her left to do something else, they seemed to want focus on the task they had at hand, setting up camp.
(Three tents to be exact.)
I moved closer to his grave and wiped my tears.
”Earlier you said that you loved him, and when you did i felt relived somehow, ” she started
”I thought -at least he found love- and tried to dismiss it like a ninjas supposed to… ”
She put her hands to her face and to wipe away her tears.
”Im sorry, ” I cut in. ”Its my fault and I- ”
”Its not your fault, ” she said softly.
”Dylan, used to spend most of his time studying the ways of our clan and when I asked him why he engrossed himself in the arts so much he always said the same thing. ”
(So his name was Dylan…)
She looked at me and smiled faintly, ”-to protect those dear me- hed say. ”
”Do you know why you
e here? ” She asked.
I shook my head in response.
She looked me over and then… ”Im Vehretta of the Suimono clan, my clan used to serve yours in the past. ”
I have a clan?
”Clan? ” I asked.
”Yes, ” she answered and then ”Who wouldve thought hed fall for someone from the Hiragi clan. ”
She bit her lip in an attempt to hold back her tears.
Then after a while, ”could you give me a minute? ”
She stepped forward and stretched her hand out, her palm facedown over the spot where the earth was disturbed and soon after grass and lilies started popping out all over until the area was covered with a bed of lush green grass and flowers.
The sight of nature coming to life was no longer amazing, now all it did was remind me why we were here.
Why… I am here and hes not. The thought made me nauseous.
She took a deep breath and then turned back to me. ”Let me see your hand. ”
She smiled a little ”He was always terrible at first aid, ” she took my hand in hers and undid the wrapping and let the thin piece of board fall. My hand was pale white and at one part it was a sickening purple.
”This won hurt at all ok? ” She said and then without waiting for me to respond squeezed my arm and held it. The ground seemed shift and for a second my knees wobbled but then an intense warmth spread through my arm with which she released her grip.
”You may feel a little tingle at first but after it goes you should be able to use your arm again, in the meaning time why don you introduce yourself to the others? ” She asked.
Still shocked at what she did I simply nodded.
The purple slowly faded and with it the pain.
My hand felt ok again, it was numb at first but soon after sensation returned in full.
The others were:
Tsutchie; a girl younger than me with an extremely sharp tongue.
Jagga; A Jamaican who spoke little but when he did his Mello accent gave you much to think about (mostly deciphering).
Leo: A slim and concentrated kinda guy who seemed to have a lot on his mind. Who could blame him.
Van laud : A really built man who seemed in his thirties. He really wanted me to just call him Van or rather, he really insisted on it.
And Blitz: who didn appear to like me much. I don know why.
After the introduction it was apparent that the tension in air had something to do with me. Maybe they all hated me for allowing Dylan to die, I know I did.
”All right guys listen up!
” Vehretta stated in a commanding voice her hands behind her.
”The guys who did this are probably still around, what we
e dealing with are more than likely high level rogues. ”
”Shit mon! ” Jagga noted removing his shades his locks tied back in one making him give off a refined aura.
No one else said anything but I could see that blitz was worried to some extent.
”I want you all to be on your toes in case they decide to come back before nightfall,
Tsutchie, Van and Leo come with me, Im gonna need your help. ” Vehretta stated.
With that the four went into the center tent.
”Oi, ” blitz called.
I went over.
”Are ya -fraid a me? ” He asked his long dripping white hair moving with the wind.
”A little, ” I answered honestly.
”Do ya know bout yer esens ? ” I nodded
”Jcha lets see which n of us is stronger,
d-fend yerself! ”
His hair stood on end, flashes of light danced between his fingers and the air hummed low with the sound of charged energy.
”Don spect me to pull my punches jus cause yer a girl. ” He stated.
Suddenly a a shadow appeared in front of me.
”So ya ago shock a defenseless girl, just because you boss seh her father killed your bradda? ” Jagga asked sounding a lot more serious than I had pictured him to be.
When did he?
”Damn right I am! ” Blitz responded ”s might be the only chance I get n am not gonna pass it up! ”
Is he serious?
Why does he want to hurt me?
What did I ever do to him?
Im afraid and scared even…
But I won run.
Nothing good ever comes from running.
I can take him.
And even if things go to hell, itll just mean that my suffering will end sooner rather than later.
”Its ok, you don have to protect me, ”I said to Jagga stepping between him and blitz.
Now That I was face to face and this close to him, I could feel the hairs on my skin stand on end and smell the scent of moist earth.
Just wait a little longer Dylan.
Comment and vote please…
Um Im actually serious about that…
Come on its not that hard. 🙂
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