Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
kadell would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Rise of the Shirai Ryu

By kadell

Fantasy / Adventure

First Born

It has been months since Shao Kahn took over Edenia. And a week since Anomaly was exterminated. Although she was dumb enough to kill Sindel, she was smart enough to have a backup plan in case she would ever die. My name is Knightwolf. I am a shaman. I am a Female. You might know my brother. His name is Nightwolf. Just...without the K.

Knightwolf was talking to a female assassin. She was clad in red ninja clothing. Although she did not know her real name, people around her called her Skarlet. Her hands were tied to a tree so that she would be unable to perform any lethal actions. She remained silent.

"I believe you might be connected to the murdered of my people and the ones who killed Anomaly. You can lead me to the people who did this. Tell me, why did you come here?" Knightwolf asked

"This is Outworld property, and you're not from Outworld. Tell me why YOU came here." Skarlet shot back. Knightwolf was calm as ever.

"I live here. Or at least I do for now."

"Well I for one don't live here, nor do I know who this 'Anomaly' is." Skarlet stated as she continued to try and escape her incapacitation.

"You're from the Netherealm, I know that much. But I've noticed that you had contact with Shang Tsung before you came here. Why is that?" Knightwolf asked with suspicion. Skarlet was a bit angered, but decided to change the subject.

"How do you know about these realms? And how do you know Shang Tsung? You're an Earthrealm resident."

"I am from Earthrealm that is true. However, I am also the vanguard of my people. We descended from another Realm that was conquered by Outworld's last ruler. We almost killed him, but Shao Kahn got in the way. We were hunted down for years. Some of my people were stored inside Shao Kahn, Shang Tsung, or Anomaly. Only twelve of us were left until you killed ten of us." Knightwolf explained. She then created a small energy hatchet and playfully tossed it in the air.

"If you're a descendant, why don't you have the same power as them? Why is it so much weaker?"

"Unlike my brother, I am young. It will take time for me to learn how to use powerful attacks like him." Knightwolf explained further.

"It doesn't matter. Will you let me go already? I don't have information on your family's killer."

"You ARE my family's killer." Knightwolf clarified.

"You know what family I'm talking about!" Skarlet shouted.

"*Sigh* Well I AM looking for someone to help me in my quest to liberate my brother from a prison. If I let you go, you have to help me. After that, I will give you up to a day to leave." Knightwolf bargained. Skarlet knew she didn't have a choice.

"Sounds like a deal. I guess I'll help. Where is he?" She asked.

Knightwolf nodded. She told Skarlet about the location of her imprisoned Knightwolf. Although Skarlet didn't betray her after she was released from her bind, Knightwolf still distrusted Skarlet. She thought, maybe Skarlet had a change of heart during their encounter, or she was just too afraid to betray her. As they arrive at the gates of the prison, they spot 2 guards wielding their submachine guns. Knightwolf explains the plan.

"All we need is a distraction. Afterwards, we will knock out the remaining guards. I repeat, KNOCK OUT not KILL! Then we get my brother out and leave."

"No need. The distraction was made minutes ago." Skarlet responded.

"What do you mean?" Knightwolf asked. Skarlet just made a devilish grin as her arm had blood leaking from it, even though the blood was really thin. As they both walk into the Lobby, an order on the intercom had issued that all prisoners move to the cafeteria room. That's where Knightwolf and Skarlet headed. As they were halfway there, Skarlet had stopped Knightwolf and pointed to a room where a blond-haired woman in dark-blue skin tight clothing was standing. She stared at the walls of the room in horror. Knightwolf got a little closer and was shocked as well when she saw the walls. The bodies of many guards were posted on the wall. They were all covered with a massive amount of blood, as if they were slaughtered animals. Knightwolf was disturbed.

"I told you...I got you covered. Now get your brother so we can go." Skarlet confirmed. Knightwolf was horrified.

"How could you do that? You killed them so viciously."

"I didn't kill them. It's a trick of mine." Skarlet explained.

"That is not even possible." Knightwolf denied. The blond woman heard the voices of the two. She grew suspicious of their activity.

"Hey! What are you two doing here? This area is restricted to Officers and Special Forces Agents only." The woman asked.

"My name is Knightwolf. I have come to rescue my brother Nightwolf, without the K. He was arrested for disturbing the peace." Knightwolf explained as she remained cautious.

"Hm, I've heard of him." She Responded. "He's not here anymore." Knightwolf was frozen in place. She couldn't believe what she just heard.

"What do you mean he is not here anymore?" She asked in a calm tone.

"I'm sorry, I forgot to introduce myself. I'm Sonya Blade. We found out that he wasn't disturbing the peace. Someone said they saw him butchering someone, but it turn out to be a Bear that attacked him. Silly mistake huh?" She explained as she chuckled a bit. Knightwolf was relieved. "Still, as you can see, I've got a big problem on my hands."

"That is great now what?" Knightwolf questioned while ignoring Sonya's last sentence.

"Well since there is no mission to rescue your brother, I guess the deal's off." Skarlet uses her blood from the walls to create large spikes which kill the guards that were posted on the wall. "I really didn't kill them at first. I only knocked them out and splashed my own blood on the walls. It was the perfect distraction, and the perfect trap."

"How is that even Possible? You really did this?" Sonya was confused. She pulled out her pistol and pointed it directly towards Skarlet.

"Yeah, I did." She responded. Skarlet begins to pull the blood spikes towards Sonya as she runs out of the room. Before the spikes are able to touch her, however, Knightwolf destroys the spikes using her 2 spirit hatchets.

"I though you couldn't use any powers!" Skarlet stated.

"I said I could not use my powers the way my brother uses them." Knightwolf responded. The axes disperse into energy as she rests her arms. Skarlet begins to pull out 3 kunai, but she is interrupted by Sonya, who fires a round from her pistol. The bullet struck Skarlet's hand, causing her to drop her Kunai on the ground.

"That was just a warning shot. I don't know what kind of tricks you're using, but if you don't turn yourself in, I will have to use lethal force." Sonya firmly stated.

"I do not think she will turn herself in. She is no ordinary woman. She is a demon." Knightwolf commented. Skarlet's bullet wound begins to heal as red electric sparks flash around her wound. Sonya fires a round unto Skarlet's forehead, seemingly killing her. Sonya walks toward Skarlet slowly as she points her gun towards the body.

"She seems to be KIA. I'll get someone to get this body to a lab ASAP." Sonya stated. However, Knightwolf already knew what was about to happen.

"Do not get too close..." Knightwolf's warning came too late. Skarlet's eyes had opened up, and she threw a kunai at Sonya. Sonya is struck in the shoulder by Skarlet's attack and falls on her back. As Skarlet rises up, Knightwolf prepares to fight her. "This will not be as easy as you think."

Knightwolf creates a small energy knife and throws it towards Skarlet. The knife barely misses her and disperses. Skarlet takes one of her Kunai and cuts her arms. Using the blood, she creates a blood ball, which she throws in Knightwolf's direction. Knightwolf is struck by the attack, but suffered no effect from it. As Knightwolf runs toward Skarlet, she creates another energy knife to use against Skarlet. She swings the knife towards Skarlet, but Skarlet counters the attack with her Kunai. As both of them struggle to kill each other, Black Dragon mercenaries outside of the building prepare to raid the prison. They are stopped, however, as Skarlet is thrown outside of the building through a wall by Knightwolf. Knightwolf hops out of the building, only to see that it is surrounded by members of the Black Dragon Clan. The mercenaries begin to look at the two.

"So...what do we have here?" asked the Australian accented member. Skarlet rises up as her wounds begin to heal.

"Who are these men?" Knightwolf asked.

"Trouble." Skarlet responded as she looked around the courtyard. Skarlet and Knightwolf stood back-to-back as they prepared to defend themselves against the Black Dragon Clan. Knightwolf begins to grow weary, as she believes that fate has drawn her to what she feels is the worst day of her life.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Alex Rushmer: This was not what I expected, but I enjoyed it a lot Malfoy was always one of the characters that I liked a lot, so I like that a lot of this happens between him and Colette. I read the first couple chapters, and I enjoyed your writing style and am excited to see where you take this story. My com...

Kayla Wentz: This book had me hooked from the beginning! I kept coming back for more. It only took me a day to read! I couldn't put it down! Absolutely A-Mazing! This book keep the story going and there's never a dull moment!

MavisMcQueen: "To Live Again" is a well crafted, highly engaging, heart vibrating tale surrounding our favorite Elven King. The author will keep you engrossed until the very end and by that time you will feel so strongly for Clara and the other characters that you will never want it to end...like ever. Thrandu...

summerstone: Seriously this is one of the best books I've ever read. The plot is intriguing, I love the narrative style. Its very descriptive and unique, with minimal cliches. It makes for a great read and the sequels are amazing. Totally worth reading. ^^ That's me trying to be professional. But in all hones...

Alice Liu: Whoa! I've been wondering how would the Maurauders react to Harry's life and here we go! YOU ARE THE BEST! All the characters are consistent with their personalities shown in the book! I love how you compare Lily with Molly and it's definitely true for her being a mother! I wish Peter comes have ...

Hudson: Your story was fantastic Erin! The Rising Sun was one of the first stories I read on Inkitt, and I have to say I don't regret the three to four days I spent pouring through the story.Probably the biggest strength I see in your writing is your characterisation of Eliana, Oriens, and the rest of th...

_JosephJacobson_: I don't understand why this has such low ratings. I really enjoyed it!I think that the whole idea behind the plot had something very special and that was something that I really enjoyed. It was new, unique. I think that some of the writing was a little strange in places but overall it made sense ...

Chris Rolfe: BOY!!! I sure love what Aer-Ki Jyr did with this series. IMHO he captured the essence of what stargate is all about. Thru out the Stargate stories Aer-Ki wrote Stevens and John Shepard some of the main characters in his stories are pursued by a corrupt I.O.A.. All the while Stevens is changing in...

Ro-Ange Olson: Loved it and couldn't put it down. I really hope there is a sequel. Well written and the plot really moves forward.

More Recommendations

CookieMonster911: The story overall was an adventure that is appealing to any age. The way the characters develop adds a more human characteristic to the novel. The writing style itself is amazing because you can learn every character's thoughts and emotions. The awkward love triangle and jerk moments adds to the ...

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral stories!
Iosaghar

FreakyPoet: "you made me laugh, made me cry, both are hard to do. I spent most of the night reading your story, captivated. This is why you get full stars from me. Thanks for the great story!"

The Cyneweard

Sara Joy Bailey: "Full of depth and life. The plot was thrilling. The author's style flows naturally and the reader can easily slip into the pages of the story. Very well done."

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral story!
Spectra

Ro-Ange Olson: "Loved it and couldn't put it down. I really hope there is a sequel. Well written and the plot really moves forward."