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Fast

By Mobilizer All Rights Reserved ©

Adventure / Scifi

Chapter 1: The Scary Old Man

Hello, I’m Mobilizer and you are about to read the first chapter of Fast. Enjoy!

One wore a tuxedo, the other had horrible style but his clothes still looked like they cost a lot. Which one should I steal from? One had a good build and the other was an old man who was using his stick with his left hand and his right hand to hold his cigar. Technically, I could pickpocket either of these guys and get away with it unnoticed. But just to be safe, I’ll pick the old man. I walked at a normal pace and got close to the man, carefully; I put my hand into his pocket and took everything. (After all, how much can one fit into his own pocket?) I then walked away a little faster, found an alleyway that was pretty much empty and started inspecting my findings. This is what I found:

A few thousand yen notes (yen is Japanese currency)

A receipt

A tiny comb

Another receipt

The money is good, the comb is just… and everything else is useless. I was heading to the local store to buy some food when I was stopped.

“Hey kid, what are you doing with my money?” I heard a rough voice say behind me, I saw a tall shadow looming above me. “Quietly walk to an empty alleyway or street, I’ll be following you very close behind, also, I have a gun with me so don’t try anything funny.” The guy was giving me the creeps; I could literally feel his stare. Judging from the size of the shadow, the old man was about 182cm long, his arms must be quite big and a little higher than normal, there should be about 2 to 3 inches of space between my head and his arms so I’ll be able to duck and run quite easily. (Of course, the duck and run strategy will only work if we’re a little close to each other since he has a gun.) The only thing I need to worry about is his arm reach. Yes, I deduced that as we were walking toward the same alleyway I used to inspect the old man’s stuff.

“Now turn around slowly and give my money back,’ I was greeted with the unpleasant face of the old man while he was pointing a gun at me. Luckily, we were close enough for me to pull off the duck and run strategy.

By the way, you may be wondering why I am thinking of trying to duck and run because he has a gun pointed to my head, you may also be wondering how I’ll be able to run fast enough to get to the busy street on the opposite side of the alleyway without getting shot. This is the answer to your questions: I’m fast, in an inhumane way. But of course, I’m not just fast, I have really fast reflexes so in the time it would take him to pull the trigger, I could knock the gun out of his hand and get away. That will be all for the fourth-wall breaking section of this chapter.

“Here you go,” I said with a cheery smile, pretending to hand the money to him, I knocked the gun out of his hand and ran. I reached the busy street and tried to blend in with the crowd, but sadly I smelled bad so I was drawing a little bit of attention. Just to be safe from that guy, I hid out somewhere until evening fell and went to buy some onigiri from a store. (Onigiri is basically plain rice made into a ball. Sometimes, the rice may be lightly salted.)

I went to hide out in my sort-of home, (unsurprisingly, another alleyway, though this one is home to some kind, homeless people such as myself) admiring the money I got today. I was just leaning against the wall when I heard a strange sound come from a close-by building, it sounded like footsteps. There was silence for a while until someone big landed a little close to me, it was the old man. He had this really mean scowl that sent chills down my spine. How did he find me?

He had a katana (a long, single-edged sword) in his right hand. How did this man manage to conceal a sword in his tuxedo? How does he even plan to use a katana, he looks so old that I can’t imagine him actually being able to use such a thing.

“Ittoryu!” He shouted, does he have to say the name of the sword style he’s using, I mean come on!

He suddenly attacked!

Hope you liked this chapter! ‘Ittoryu’ means one-sword style just so you know.

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