Chapter 22 - Tears
That night people were getting drunk and who could blame them, we just learned that in a week we will be up against the greatest challenge any of us had ever faced. Gray was pissed he couldn't beat Mira and was trying to start a fight with her. All of us kids sat at a table talking. I had my arm around Wendy and Romeos was around Rana. Jake noticed this.
"I'm felling kind third wheel-ish… fifth wheel. I'm going to go keep Mom and Dad out of trouble." As he walked away his phone rang. He picked it up and talk for a moment then hung up.
"JAKE! Your phone! It rang!?" I said.
"Yeah, so what?" he asked confused.
"So we're in a different dimension, there's no cell towers here!"
"Well I have service." I looked at my phone and I had full bars.
"How is this possible!?" then almost as an answer to my question a hole opened up in the wall, everyone looked through it. It looked like outer space and there were crystal like bridges and buildings.
"It's the spirit world!" Lucy said.
"Wait, their time is supposed to be slower than ours, why does this look like the same time speed?" she said.
"The weakened barrier has synced all time speeds." Loki said stepping through the portal.
"Maybe there's a portal to our world open somewhere letting in cell signals." I said to Jake.
"Yeah." He replied.
"Loki, what's happening, I thought you said not to open any portals?" Lucy asked
"The fabric is getting weaker, there are holes opening everywhere to everywhere." He said breathing heavy.
"Are you okay?!"
"We are all getting weak, but I'll be fine. Be careful, some of these dimensions are really dangerous, stay in this one, you don't know what you'll see in others." Loki said, then collapsed.
"Loki!" Lucy said helping him up.
"I'll help!" Wendy said beginning to heal him.
"No, no, I'm fine, just put me back through the portal before it closes."
"O- okay" Lucy said helping him through.
The next day when everyone was sober we tried to figure out what to do.
"We can't just let these portals open randomly, people in multiple dimensions could get hurt!" I said.
"How are we going to stop them, we aren't even sure how this is happening!" Lucy argued.
"Well what are we supposed to do?!"
"We can't stop the tearing… but we can prepare for whatever comes after." Makarov said. "We will need all the power we can gather… Ryan, time for you to get a new element."
"Wait, you know another dragon slayer?!"
"Yes, however he isn't exactly on our side. His name is Cobra. He is the Poison Dragon Slayer."
After a trip to a prison I got my new element, even if he was reluctant, and now we were at a hotel for the night. Our group was small so we fit boys in one room and girls in the other. I was lying there awake. I knew that in a few days I would be up against a dragon, a real dragon, even with the help of my friends, it won't be easy. All of the sudden I was in total darkness, and I was floating. Am I dreaming…
"Hello." I heard in a familiar voice. I looked over and saw Zeref there. "Would you like to know how to kill me? I'll tell you, only E.N.D. can kill me."
"Why, would you tell me that?!"
"Immortality is a curse, even if I wish to see all life die, I cannot die with you. Only E.N.D. can… only my little brother can be the one to kill me."
"Who the hell is your little brother!" he just began to laugh and the turned to black smoke, in the smoke I saw a figure, I had no clue who it was however it was oddly familiar. Then I looked down to see my body slowly rotting.
"Ahhhhh!" I yelled waking up. I looked around and saw my dad, Natsu, Happy, and Gray, dressed and ready to go.
"Why didn't you guys wake me?" I said getting out of bed and getting dressed.
"You looked like you were having a dream you shouldn't be woken from." My dad said "What was it?"
"Nothing… I don't remember." I lied going out the door, almost slamming into Wendy and Carla.
"Oh, good morning sweetie." She said. That pet name thing was new and it kind of threw me off.
"Hey, good morning… honey." We locked eyes and just looked at each other for a moment. Then I snapped out of it, shook my head and looked a Carla.
"Carla, do you ever have visions in the form of a dream?" I asked.
"Well I haven't had any, but it is very possible." She replied. She grew suspicious. "Why, what have you been dreaming about?"
"O-oh, it's nothing, really, nothing!" Then all of the sudden a tear opened and some water poured through then it sealed up.
"What the…" I began, then another tear opened and a glove fell through.
"Maybe we should-" Wendy started but then I pushed her and Carla away from a tear above them, luckily it was just more water. More and more began to open up and close around us we started to run. A bunch of things were coming out of the tears. Baseballs, vases, a rat. I was in the back and a portal twice my size opened between me and Wendy, before I could even think to stop I had already gone through, I landed on the ground. I got up quickly and spun around but the tear had already closed. I looked around and I realized I had been here before, it was my grandfather's house.
"Ryan! Why are you here?" my grandfather asked coming into the room. I told him about the tears and the thing with Zeref and Acnologia.
"Come." He said and I followed.
"umm, I really need to get back now…" I said.
"You will need something first"
"What is it?" I asked, he didn't respond and I followed him I not the dojo, he is the one who taught me and Jake karate. He went over to one of the symbols on the wall and pressed his hand on it, it began to glow and then a panel opened up.
"These are made from the scales, the blood and the magic of the first king dragon." He took out twin blades. The hilt was black with a yellow dragon eye in the middle, and the blade was blood red.
"They were made specifically for King Dragon Slayers, they are your birth right." He said bowing to me