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Chapter 18-----Awakening

 

 

 

[Silent]

 

Shizumaru : ".......[groan]"

Shizumaru opens his eyes...........

There's nothing.......nothing but darkness around him..
He can't even see his hands or the nearest object near him............

All he can feel is that he's holding his sword in his hands...



Shizumaru : "??!!"

Shizu gasps......

 

Suddenly, a dim light shines down from the sky...............

 

It breaks through the darkness.........


And shines on someone... on an angel...........

 

She's praying.............

She has a pair of white wings on her back.........

Her eyes closed.............

 

And the wind blowing her gently...so only her hair and the wings are moving gently by the wind........



Shizumaru : "........"

Shizu takes a closer look.........

 

It's...AKANE.........

 

Shizumaru : "...!!"

He gasps.......


Shizumaru : "..Akane...!"

 

He quickly looses grip on his sword....and it felt down to the floor with a LOUD CLANK.....

Then he runs forward to her.......

 

[FLASHBACK]

 

Shizumaru : "WHATTA..??!!!"

He backs off...

 

He shakes his head, then he turns to Akane again.......but...where is she?

She's nowhere...............

 

(?????????) : "....It's fate.." whispers a woman voice.........

There's a strange woman in front of him....standing there in the dim of light.....

 

Shizumaru quickly turns around, ready to fight........


Shizumaru : "WHO ARE YOU??!"

 

(?????????) : "...You should know me well, Shizumaru." whispers the woman, and opens her eyes.............

It's JULIA...(the woman with the pendant who saved Shizumaru when he was a baby from Zankuro in chapter 1.)


Shizumaru : "...Grrr..WHERE IS SHE?! WHERE'S AKANE?!"

 

Julia : "Only you know where she is."

Julia : "You must go to her, Shizumaru. You must help her...she's the only HOPE of to save this world..."

Then she whispers...................

Julia : "...Don't let hope die, Shizumaru.....NEVER let it die..."

Then she slowly disappears.........


Shizumaru : "WAIT..!! WAIT WHAT DO YOU MEAN "HOPE"??! What's going on here??! PLEASE..!!" shouts Shizu...

 

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Cella : "SHIZUMARU.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

Shizu is still sleeping in the inn...he's moving around like he's having a nightmare............


Galford, Hoahmaru, Kazuki and Rimururu are standing beside him..............

 

Galford : "Yo, he's been sleeping for hours!"

Galford : "If I knew he gonna be sleeping late I wouldn't wake up early so I can catch up with him!"

Rimururu : "Shizumaru..wake up..!"

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Shizumaru : ".....[groan]"

Shizu still have his eyes closed...........................

Shizumaru : "...Wait..no...please...tell me..tell me the truth..."

Then he wakes up...............

Shizumaru : "...WAIT..!!!!!!"

 

 

[Silent]

 



Galford : "..Good morning dude!" smiles Galford

Shizu groans.............

Shizumaru : "My head hurts..."

Hoahmaru : "HAVE SOME SAKE! It'll make the pain go away." smiles Hoahmaru......

Shizumaru : "....Hmm..."

Shizumaru shakes his head........

Then he whispers.........

Shizumaru : "...Akane..."

Then he gets up............

Shizumaru : "..AKANE..! WHERE'S SHE??"

Kazuki : "Don't know.....the last we saw her she was talking to Jubei...."

Shizumaru : "....SHIT!!"

He quickly gets up, takes his sword, and runs to Jubei..................

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Jubei is talking to Hanzo........

He sees that Shizu is coming..but Jubei doesn't care..........

Shizumaru : "JUBEI..!! WHERE IS SHE?!" shouts Shizu..........

Jubei : "Where's who?"

Shizumaru : "..AKANE!!! Your daughter!! Where did she go???"

Jubei : ".....She's not here."

Shizumaru : "TELL ME JUBEI!!!" shouts Shizu, very serious.........

Jubei : "....She went to the Sacred Sage Temple."

Shizumaru : "........" he hesitates...then he freaks out.........

Shizumaru : "...OH SHIT!!!!!! NO..!!!!!"

Then he runs away.........

Jubei : "STOP!!!"

Jubei stops him..................

Jubei : "Don't go, boy."

Shizumaru : "GET..OUT..OF..MY...WAY..!!!"

His eyes full of anger..

Jubei : "It's useless! She's already there! There's nothing you can do..it's too late now."

Shizumaru : "SHE'S IN DANGER, JUBEI!!! ARE YOU GONNA LET HER DIE??!!"

Jubei : "........."

 

Shizumaru doesn't cares.........

He pushes Jubei out of the way rudely and runs to the temple.......


Galford : "WAIT FOR US, MAN!!!" Freaks Galford.......

And they follow all except Jubei, Hanzo, and Genjuro............

Jubei watches him go................

 

Hanzo : "...There's nothing you can do, Jubei.........."

Hanzo : "..IT'S ALL TOO LATE..."

 

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Shizumaru arrives at the temple......

The place is totally abandoned, and nothing but grass and weed grows around the temple.

He can see some weird writings on the wall he NEVER seen in his whole life...and weird drawings of an angel and a weird object and a big shadow.

What does it all mean ???...

He's so confused....WHAT'S GOING ON??

Why is Akane here?

What the hell is she doing here?!

The prophet is still alive..he knows it.

How did she escaped from someone that powerful?

Everything seems like a big mystery puzzle to him... but it doesn't matter now..

He can sense that the prophet is here, AT THE TEMPLE.

And Akane is here too. He can sense something really horrible will happen if he doesn't get Akane out of there FAST...


Shizumaru : "....!!!!"

He stops........

 

[FLASHBACKS]

 

Shizumaru : "....NOOO..!!!"

His head starts to hurt again....but this time WAY WORSE. It's like a nuclear bomb exploding again and again inside your head....killing you inside. He can't breath, he can't think, he can't even see what's around him...

And more flashbacks too....

 

Shizumaru : "AAAAARGGGHHHHHHHHH..........DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO..NOT NOW!!!!!!!!" shouts Shizu, trying to focus...but can't........

Shizumaru : "GODDDAAMNIT!!!!!!" He screams really loud.........

The temple vibrates a little...

 

He falls on his knees...the headache is disappearing...

Then he starts to walk into the temple........

 

Sogetsu : "HOLD IT RIGHT THERE." It's Sogetsu, with his ninja clan..........

They're in his way...........

Sogetsu : "YOU'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE, KID."

Shizumaru : "...Get out of my way.."

Sogetsu : "YOU GOT LUCKY LAST TIME..BUT NO MORE."

Sogetsu : "GET HIM!!!"

The ninjas attacks Shizu..!!

He can't really concentrate, cuz of his headache...it's not totally gone................

 

A ninja : "YAAA!!!"

One ninja slashes at him..but missed.........


Shizumaru : "!!!!!"

Shizumaru can't think..his head is hurting again...not that much but enough to bother him a lot............

 

A ninja : "GRRRAAA!!!" another ninja slashes at him...

 

[SLASH]

 

Shizumaru : "...AAAHH...SHIT..!!"

Another ninja attacks

[SLASH]



Sogetsu : "HA!!! IS THAT ALL YOU GOT, KID? YOU WERE STRONG LAST TIME!" laughs Sogetsu

Sogetsu : "FINISH HIM OFF!!!"

 

More and more ninjas jump on him...

Shizu can't even defend...he feels so weak because of the headache...

He collapses to the ground...his whole body bleeding.......

 

Sogetsu : "KILL HIM!!!!!"

 

Shizumaru : "..........."

Shizu is about to give up...............

 

He can't stand the headache anymore...

He can't stand the pain anymore..

It's too much...

Then before he closes his eyes....

 

He saw........


He saw..... .....

 

AKANE........


In his past childhood.... ......

At the meadow when they're together.............

And last night...when she hugged him............

 

Shizumaru : "........."

Shizu whispers.............

Shizumaru : ".......Akane...."

 

Then he remembers she's in the temple...she's in danger......

Shizumaru : "...."

Shizu slowly gets up..................

Shizumaru : "...No....NOOO....."

He holds onto his sword... the ninjas back off...more and more blood drips from his wounds..



Shizumaru : ".....AKANE...!!!!!!!!!"

He's pissed now...........

 

 

 

 

His eyes turns into dark-red and a black glow, like a devil.........................

 

 

 

 

 

The ninjas freaks out..................







Sogetsu : "GET HIM..!!! GET HIM..!!"

 

The ninjas obeys... and attacks.........

 

 

 

 

[SLASH]

 

Only a slash are rips three ninjas apart by Shizumaru...

He didn't even blink at all, especially when the ninjas blood splashes into his face.


 

Sogetsu : "......"

Sogetsu backs off..................


Rimururu : "SHIZUMARU!!" shouts Rimururu.........

They joins him................

Except they were all freaked out...........

Charlotte : "....Shizumaru..you're..you're eyes..!" gasps Charlotte.....

Rimururu : "You're wounded..!" gasps Rimururu...............

And went to see his wounds.....but he just walks away from her...without even a look or a "hi".  He walks pass Sogetsu and into the temple without a word...only anger in his eyes...


Rimururu : "......."

Rimururu watches him go..............

  Kazuki : "ALL RIGHT!" shouts Kazuki.....

Kazuki : "WE GOTTA GET AKANE OUTTA THERE! LET'S HOLD SOGETSU HERE AS LONG AS POSSIBLE SO THE KID CAN SAVE HER!"

 

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Shizu arrives at this place.....

In the middle of the temple...


It's very quiet..not even a sound..only drips of water.

Nothing but trees and plants live here..

And in the middle..there's an altar..

A girl is praying there...



Shizumaru : "........"

Shizu's eyes are normal again. His headache is gone...........

 

Is that..Akane ??

 

He walks up to her step by step....

You can only hear his footsteps on the grass..everything else is quiet...........

 

Akane : ".....You came.." whispers Akane....

She turns around, stops praying...........

Akane : "...I knew you would come.."

 

The dim of light is shining on her.............

 

She looks so beautiful.........

Shizumaru is speechless...........

 

Then Akane slowly walks up to him..................



Akane : "....For the past seven years...I found out the truth. I discovered something that changed my life....no...the whole world forever."

Then she stops...........



Akane : "...But you already know, don't you?"


Shizumaru : ".........?"

He doesn't get it..............



Akane : "You can sense it....you can sense things and have the power no ordinary human has. No ordinary warrior has......."

Akane : "...We're born special, different from others. We have the ability to find the truth....to see what's in the future...to see OUR DESTINY..."


Shizumaru : ".........."

Akane : "...My pendant." whispers Akane, and holds onto it........


Akane : "My mother gave it to me before she died... this is the key to seal Kojiro away.."

Then she turns her head....facing a strange seal at the altar.........


Akane : "That's the seal.. "

Then she smiles at Shizumau........

Akane : "After today...everything will change. The world will change. The world would be safe again.."

 

Then she walks up to the altar......


And uses her pendant......

 

Shizumaru watches..........

 

 

[FLASHBACK]

 

 

His headache came back!!! WAY WORSE THAN BEFORE!!!

It just hits him like lightning............

 

Shizu kneels down, trying to calm down...


He feels so messed up...everything seem so confusing to him all at once, he can't focus..

And he can sense the prophet.........

 

 

THE PROPHET..
IS HERE....

 

 

 



Shizumaru : "!!!!!"

Shizumaru looks at the walls...it moves !!

 

The shadows in the walls are moving!!!


It turns into a man...

 

 

THE PROPHET...

 

He's behind Akane....

 

 

Shizumaru : "...AKANE..!"

He tries to get up and save her..but strangely, his arms and legs won't work! He can't move...!

 

 

 

He can't say anything....but watch....

Watch as the prophet steps closer to Akane...

As he pulls out his sword from his sheath....

 



Akane : "........."

Akane is still praying..her eyes closed.........

 



Shizumaru : "....!!!!!"

Shizumaru wants to stop him, he wants to tell Akane to run..but he can't. His whole body won't move!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The prophet went up to Akane....

 

 

 

 

 

 

And....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[SLASH]

 

 

 


 


 



 Shizumaru : "............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Shizu saw everything...........

 

 

 

 

 

[Body falls to ground]

 

 

 

Blood slowly flows from the ground...........

 

 

[Sighs]

 

 

Akane's hand slowly lands on the ground.....and she stops holding the pendant.......

 

 

 

[Silent]

 

 

 

Shizumaru is shocked...

 

The prophet takes his sword out from her body... the blood start dripping from the sword..
Then he wipes it off with a small napkin..



 




Shizumaru : "......!!"

Shizumaru falls to the ground. He can control his body again. He quickly runs to Akane's side..

 

 

He holds her body...


She has her eyes closed......


Her hands..Her body...stopped moving.....

 

 

She's lifeless.........

 

Only blood in her body...and all over her clothes.

 

 

 

Shizumaru : "...AKANE!!!!!!!!" shouts Shizu...........

Shizumaru : "PLEASE....please...oh God.....no..no....."

 

 

"........"

 

The prophet didn't say anything. He puts his sword back into his sheath..and starts to walk away...

 

 

 

[Silent]

 

 


Shizumaru : ".......She's gone." whispers Shizu

Then he takes his sword out...........

Shizumaru : "..YOU KILLED HER!!!!! BASTARD!!!!!"

The prophet stops..................

 

 

 

Then he whispers (adult man's voice)............

 

 

 

 

Prophet : " How does it feel, Shizumaru ? "



Shizumaru : ".........?!!"

 

Prophet : "..How does it feel to have the one you loved the most...KILLED?"


Shizumaru : "...SHUT UP!!"

 

Prophet : "..Does it feel your heart is being ripped apart? Do you want to cry, Shizumaru?"


Shizumaru : "...GRRR..I SAID SHUT UP!!!"

 

Prophet : "..BUT you can't."

Prophet : "..Am I right?"

 

Prophet : " You can't cry. You can't feel the pain. You can't even feel the pain of losing the one you THINK you loved the most.."

Prophet : "...So why do you worry about a stupid girl's death?"


Shizumaru : "..SHE'S NOT STUPID!!! SHUT UP!!!!!!"

 

Prophet : "....Why do you worry about your own enemy's death?"



Shizumaru : "......."

Shizumaru freezes..............he doesn't get it. He doesn't know what to say.

 

The prophet turns around..............

 

Prophet : "......She is your enemy, Shizumaru. She's the last descendant of the Sacred Sage, the last survivor."

Then he walks toward Shizu...................

 

Shizu backs off.. He wanted to cut his head off but somehow he can't........

 

Prophet : " We're the same, Shizumaru. Can't you see? She's our enemy...she must die.." whispers the prophet..............

Prophet : " She thinks peace will end all pain in the world. But does it?! It never did. Never for thousands of years.... pain and evil is destined to exist in this world."

 

Prophet : "..My destiny is to bring the world's future now, to bring Kojiro and Apocalypse into this world."

Then the Prophet whispers................

 

 

 

".....And YOUR DESTINY TOO..."

 

 

 

 

 

Shizumaru : ".........."

Shizu trembles..

 

The prophet takes off his cape................

 

 

 

It's.....

 

 

 

 

 

SHIZUMARU.......

 

 

 

The prophet was Hisame Shizumaru, but in an more adult form. He has dark-dark-red long spiky hair, dark-red eyes with a black glow, much taller (about 5'9), muscular, much built, etc.


His eyes shows pain and anger...and death............

 




Shizumaru : "......You're...!!!!"

Freaks young Shizu.......................

 

Demon Shizumaru : "...Yes."

Demon Shizumaru : " I AM YOU, Shizumaru. I am your future self.... I AM WHAT YOU WILL BECOME IN THE FUTURE.."

Shizumaru : "...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Shizumaru is shocked..........

 


Rimururu : "SHIZUMARU!!!" shouts Rimururu

 

They comes in....

The prophet was gone...

Only Shizu and Akane is there..

Shizu was standing there, trembling...

And Akane, on the ground..blood everywhere...


Rimururu : "........"

Rimururu and the others didn't say anything...................



Shizumaru : "....."

Shizumaru drops his sword to the ground....

 

[CLANK]

 

And fall on his knees,  lowers his head..............

 

 

 

[Silent]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 19..............If Only...........

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