The End of it All
We both jump up quickly getting dressed and rush back to the base. We were quite a ways off, so it takes us almost an hour to get there. When we get there we notice the place is seriously messed up. There are fires everywhere, in different parts of it. Parts of the buildings have been blown up.
We rush inside and see the bodies of students and pirates littering the hallways. We hurry through trying to find where the combat is. Both of us hope we aren’t too late. What if they figure out how to get downstairs and free my brother?
Then we hear explosion coming from the training field in the back. We rush that way following the trails of bodies. When we get there, we both stop and look at this sight in fear. It’s almost exactly like from her dream.
Dead bodies cover the ground. Standing in the center of the field with one of the pirates lifeless bodies lifted up in front of him, is my twin. All the tattoos on his body seem to have a blueish glow to them. A golden colored mist flows from the pirates body into his making his tattoos glow a bit brighter.
He drops the pirates body to the ground turning towards us with a wide smile. Even his eyes and teeth have an eerie glow to them.
"Hello brother." He says with that familiar energy filled crackling voice.
We both look around in horror seeing everyone lying on the ground lifeless. All our friends some of the instructors. Daniel is also dead before us once again.
Ariya collapses to her knees "We killed them, we could have stopped all of this but I didn't let you."
Lightning streaks across the sky followed by an ear shattering crash. The guy begins laughing a deep guttural laugh which seems to carry through the air. "Oh they aren't all dead yet. I wanted to save that sight for my brother. I want him to see everything and everyone he loves die in front of him."
"Why are you doing this? Just because of me?" I ask,
"That's right, its our destiny. Plus, once I kill the both of you and absorb your mana into me. Nothing will be able to stop me."
"But if you kill me you die also" I say,
My heart is racing and my body has already begun to tremble. I’ve never been so afraid in my life. I’m going to die today, no matter if I win or lose.
He laughs again, "Is that what they told you? My gullible brother, they just wanted to keep you from killing me so they could run more tests on me. They want to learn how to harness and control my power. They should have known you can't control a god."
I look to Ariya who is still on the ground in shock then say to him, "Well I will not let you kill anyone else. I will kill you before that happens."
He laughs, "Brother, you have seen the visions. You know how this will all end. I am going to take everyone you love from you-" He then points to Ariya beside me "-starting with her."
I fight back the paralyzing fear. I have to protect her, but I can’t do this without her. (Ariya pull it together, we can save them all.) She doesn't respond just keeps shaking in fear. (Ariya, get up)
He raises one hand above his head, as lightning shoots down from the sky hitting him. "Say good bye to your lover."
I charge forward at him yelling in Ariya's head, (I need you, we control their fate. Get up!)
He shoots a bolt of lighting at her, I run in front of it shielding myself as I continue forward. I punch at his face as he rapidly shifts behind me in a blue blur of speed. I quickly spin with a back hand and he catches my wrist. He laughs again, then electricity begins to surge into my body. I scream out in pain, then use my magic to make myself immune to the damage.
He raises his other hand up to my chest releasing a pulse of a different kind of energy sending me flying backwards across the field.
He laughs, "I thought you would be stronger than this." He taunts,
Again he blurs across the field up to me. He rapidly hits me multiple times before I could even react. His fists and kicks come at me from different angles, then I get kicked sending me tumbling several feet away.
He blurs up to me grabbing by my hair and lifting me off the ground, "These people had so much faith in you, but you are pathetic. It embarrasses me to call you brother. Maybe I will kill you first."
He draws back his fist and goes to hit me. Just as his fist was about to connect with my face, I disappear and appear next to Ariya.
She glares at him, "Not if I have anything to say about it" (Would you quit letting him hit you and kick his ass)
He blurs towards us as I dive out of the way. She side steps his attack and kicks him in the chest. He immediately stops and crouches over holding his chest.
He looks up to her with uncertainty, "I felt that"
"Good feel this" She says as she goes to attack him again.
He quickly dodges it and tries to retaliate with a blast of electricity at her. I summon her to me as the blast shoots off in the distance. He growls rushing up to us again. The lightning in the sky starts going off nonstop. The thunder is deafening but we can still hear his laughs echoing around us.
Now that she is up fighting with me, I can seem to anticipate his attacks more. We are both dodging and blocking his attacks. We both use our mana to create shields or make us resistant to his attacks.
We both start attacking him from opposite sides. One of us would go to attack him and he would rapidly shift away, trying to make us hit each other. Then I get a quick premonition of him shifting behind her. I quickly summon her beside me as he shifts thinking he would be behind her. He gets hit with a few rapid blows from both of us before he blurs away again.
We waste no time giving him a chance to recover as we both charge at him. She punches at him following it with a kick to his stomach. I reach up trying to grab hold of his head. He twists out of my grasp turning towards me raising his hand again at my chest. Just as he creates the burst of energy to send me flying away I appear next to Aryia.
He growls again, "That is getting really annoying"
Now he does something unexpected as he flies up in the air. I run forward and leap after him. I get enough height to grab on to his legs. He quickly blasts me off him as I fall to the ground.
He waves his hand towards Ariya sending a bolt of lightning her direction. Again I call her to me. Ariya gets a quick premonition of the blast hitting Samantha lying on the ground where Ariya was just standing.
Just as the blast begins to hit her, Ariya raises her hand shouting, "No!"
A force field surrounds Samantha blocking her from the attack then quickly fades. My brother sees that and laughs.
He flies up even higher, "Nice save, but you only showed me your weakness"
Lightning begins rapidly striking him causing him to glow brighter. Then he raining down bolts of electricity at random people lying on the ground. This causes Ariya and me to go full defensive, using our mana to shield everyone we can. He starts cackling maniacally as he continues.
Finally, I say to Ariya in her head, (I am going to try and knock him down, do your best to protect who you can.)
I rush out grabbing a sword along with Donovan's chain weapon. My brother looks at looks at me as I chunk the sword at him as he blurs out of the way. Anticipating where he is going to appear, I sling the end of the chain at him wrapping around his ankle.
I land and jerk him down making him crash into the ground. As he starts to sit up he sees me leaping at him with a falling knee towards his chest. He barely moves out of the way in time for my knee to hit the ground crushing the concrete underneath it. I roll back to a standing position.
He appears next to one of the pirates bodies on the ground. He stomps down on his neck crushing it "Time to stop playing around" He say,
The golden mist flies up from the pirates dead body entering his eyes, causing his tattoos glow a bit more. Now multiple images of him start appearing surrounding us.
He cackles again, "Ooh this is going to be fun"
They all charge at us at once as we begin defending ourselves the best we can. Some of them run by picking up weapons off the ground to attack us with.
(Can you find the real one?) I ask as I continue to defend myself,
(I am trying!) She shouts back as she kills off two only to have more come at her. A long couple of minutes go by. (I got him!)
I appear in front of her just at one punches at me, only to hit a barrier she made around us. I quickly reach forward grabbing the sides of his head then head butt him. I follow the head butt with a straight kick to his chest sending him flying backwards. He lands on one knee skidding to a halt. He looks up to me with a grin realizing I found him. I charge at him, then he vanishes from sight.
(Shit he went invisible) She says, More images begin appearing attacking me from all sides. She begins scanning around trying to find him (Damn it I can't find him!)
(He has to be here) I yell back fighting off some images,
Then we hear another snap. Golden mist begin flowing out of one of the students bodies into him as he slowly begins to appear.
He cackles again, "Oh oh even better"
Suddenly, I freeze in place unable to move or speak. The images continue assault me and Ariya tries her best to shield me and her. Then the images vanish as a bolt of lightning streaks across the field from him hitting her. She screams in pain falling to the ground. He blurs over to her grabbing her around the neck lifting her up off the ground choking her.
He turns towards me bringing her in close and sniffing her hair. "Mmm the smell of fear smells so good from this one. Brother are you ready to watch the one you love die before your eyes."
She musters enough strength to spit in his face "Fuck you"
He wipes his face with his free hand and looks at it with a smile then licks it off his hand. Then his hand clenches into a fist as he goes to punch her in the stomach. His fist hits a barrier blocking it from connecting.
He chuckles looking at me, "Are you still trying to fight?"
"Just kill us and let everyone else go." Ariya says,
He laughs "Now what would be the fun in that?" He says as he drops her letting her paralyzed body crumple to the ground.
He then grabs her by the hair dragging her across the ground towards me. She screams out in pain as the concrete and debris slices into her skin. Tears begin to run down my face feeling so helpless right now.
When he gets over in front of me he makes it where I can speak. "Now do you think I would get any pleasure from just killing you both?" He asks,
I feel a bit of movement come to my fingers "No matter what you do, I am going to kill you."
He lifts her up in front of me then cups her face with his other hand "Oh you mean like this"
Electricity surges down his arm and into her face. She screams as her body begins to thrash. I quickly protect her from the electricity. Then electricity fades from his hand and turns fire. She screams some more as I smell her hair and skin begin to burn. He begins his maniacal laughing again.
“Please stop!” I yell out as tears stream down my face, then protect her from fire. He laughs and lets go of her. She collapses to the ground unconscious from the pain. I yell out, "I am going to fucking kill you!"
He walks forward and pushes me over. Then he steps on the side of my face grinding his bare foot into my cheek. I look to Ariya seeing her face severely burnt with the skin blistered and peeling off it.
He motions to all the bodies around us. "No, I am going to kill all of them, and you are going to watch. Then you will die, brother. Now, don't you feel stupid for listening to this bitch and not killing me the first time you saw me?" He spreads both his hands out at his sides as he closes his eyes. "Now watch as I level this whole school and the city around it, killing all these people you were trying so hard to protect."
The mist begins flowing out of all the bodies around us, even Ariya's. The sky begins going crazy sending endless bolts of lighting into him. The tattooed runes on his body begin glowing brighter and brighter to where it begins to hurt my eyes. I get a premonition of whats to come. He ends up releasing all this energy he is absorbing in one massive burst of energy. It levels the school and miles around him, disintegrating everything in its path.
Ariya's eyes slowly open looking at me facing her on the ground. One of her eyes is bloodshot completely red. I see a tear roll down her face and I can feel how much she is afraid to die.
Tears roll down my face knowing there is no other option for me. I have to save everyone, I have to save her.
(I am sorry I couldn't keep my promise. I love you so much.) I say, Her eyes widen realizing what I am going to do.
“No!” She shouts I reach up grabbing his ankle.
The explosion to go off. I use every last ounce of my mana to put a bubble around me and him containing the explosion inside of it. Ariya screams, as explosion goes off then slowly fades out leaving nothing of us behind.