I choose to go after her.
I mean, do you blame me?
Since I was a small child, I felt a small connection to her, that I was meant to do something amazing in my lifetime with her as a part of it. Of what, I did not know... and even to this day, I didn't know. This connection that I felt for her... I don't know what it was... but it developed into something more over the years... so regardless of how she treated me for being a failure of a guardian... I couldn't stay away from her... I couldn't leave her side...
Was it love that I felt for her?
... Truth be told, I don't know, but I followed my feelings, and went after her.
... And that was what started my journey....I rushed to my home to grab the most important belonging I owned, my two handed blade, before I rushed to the southern end of town, just in time to see the white cloaked individuals, Inori, and a few other people walk out of the village, each of the guardians that stood at the gate smiled and wished the best for the group on their travels.
Once the group left the village, I rushed up to the exit so I could leave as well, just to have the guardian, Ryou, stop me.
"Apprentice Demitri, what are you doing out so late? Aren't you supposed to be training for lessons tomorrow?" Ryou asked me, just for me to glare at him harshly.
" Ryou. Mage Inori forgot an item before she left, I want to go out there to give it to her." I lied, hoping silently that the guard would believe me. I failed.
"Inori would never forget anything. Why do you really want to hea-" He started to speak before I swung the blunt end of my blade at Ryou's head... knocking him out.
"....Woops..." I whispered and looked around before rushing out the exit into the forest, spotting the end of the group a few feet in front of me. I followed in pursuit, obviously, quietly following them as best as I could.
"Inori~ Aren't you so happy about this chance? I know your father is totally the best mage around our area! This new place should easily pu-" Alastray started to speak, her shiny gold hair flopping around as she bounced her body in excitment.
"Put me in the best of the best? I know! I am so happy!" Inori giggled, looking up at the green canopy above them as she spoke, "I just wish...."
"Wish your boyfriend came with you?" Snow laughed loudly.
"HE'S NOT MY BOYFRIEND! ... He's... just a friend... that I know rather well..."
"A boyfriend. That's exactly what that is, Inori. Failed guardian boy is your boyfriend that you couldn't bring."
"HE. ISN'T. MY. BOYFRIEND! He's... just a friend, that I wasn't allowed to bring. So I screamed and insulted him, hopefully to the point he hates me now."
"Inori. Did you learn anything from me? If he actually likes you, he'll know that's a lie."
The group stopped on the edge of a lake, the white cloaked individuals tell the group of villagers to stay in their place as the white cloaked people walked off for a little bit, talking amongest themselves. I moved myself against a tree in hopes that no one spots my existance. Suprizing... this worked. No one noticed me as I saw one of the white cloaked individuals bring out a knife and decapitate Alastray's head from her body. Of course, this caused the group to scream in terror and start to spurse... just to have Alastray's body explode, the scarps of it merging themselves into bloody hellhounds that surrounded the group.
Another one, Molly, was killed, her throat was slit.
My body shook as I watched another person right after her, Charles, fall to the ground next, a knife thrusted in his head.
One of the cloaked individuals approached Inori, and I couldn't hide anymore... I rushed out with my two handed blade, just to have the blade caught by the person I was aiming at. The person turned to face me and smiled, their blood red eyes forced me to step back...
Then... I was stabbed through the chest from behind...seeing Inori's eyes grow wide as I felt the blade rip my muscles apart.
I fell to the ground, and I blacked out... but not before watching them kill off Snow... and dragging Inori away from the scene, her form shocked from what happened in front of her.
.... I felt cold then, watching her being forcefully taken from me hurt me to my core, and the fact that I couldn't do anything about it scarred me. Yet, there was nothing that I could do, my body died out on me... and I was alone... the blade through the middle of my chest...
....Then there was warmth... and light...
I woke up suddenly, my body leaning against a giant tree. My hand instantly went up to my chest, noticing the sword that was inbedded there missing. I.... knew I was dead back there, at the lake. That the blade back there killed me... yet I still breath, and I continue to live right now... I was confused... my head hurt... everything no longer made anything sense.
"Do you want to see her again?" A warm voice rang through my head. I jumped up onto my feet and looked around.... after seeing no one, I tilted my head to the side... my head just hurting more from the confusion of everything.
"Do you wish to see her again, Demitri? The girl?"
I stood there as the voice asked that question and closed my eyes, imaging Inori back at home with me... everything in life continuing as if nothing ever happened.... ,"Yes...," I whispered as a tear fell down my face as the pictures in my head continued bringing back old memories of Inori and I... and hopes... and dreams...
"Would you like to make a deal then?"
I thought about it for fraction of a second.... change that, I didn't think about it at all. "Yes. I'll do anything."
"Then how about thi-"
"YES. What did I just say?"
"No buts, Voice in my head. My answer is yes... so just help me... please..." I screamed outloud, scaring off some of the wild animallife nearby. I heard a sad sigh in my head.
".....Fine. Look at the base of the tree. Accept the gift... and do your task... that is all I ask."
I followed the voice's instructions, looking around at the base of the very large tree until I found a light colored amethyst lying on the ground. Randomly guessing that this was my gift, I picked it up... then a volt of pain shot up the arm and sent me to the ground. I screamed out in pain as the amethyst began to embed itself into my hand, snapping any bones in its way to make itself as comfortable as possible. I just kept screaming from the pain from it all, until it stopped for the smallest second....then the gem started to glow ominiously.
Next thing I knew, a blade forced itself out from the middle of my hand, shredding all mass that was in it's wake to allow the blade to be there. I screamed again, holding tightly onto that arm as the blade continued to grow.
It felt like years I was in that pain... but once it ended... An image appeared in my head... a male person in the corner of a dark room... smiling as he stared down at a female sitting in a cage... the air in the area was tainted....
"You honestly think you can save her, Warrior?" the male in the corner chuckled as he looked up, his oddly familiar red eyes stared at me. His voice obviously showed sighs of humor... like he knew better, "Once she's complete... she's all mine... and you. will. fail... Hmmm..."
The image ended there, and I just looked at my new blade. I used it to help me stand up... just to fall shortly afterwords, the blade definitely was too heavy for me to carry.
"Oh boy... what a mess I just got myself into...," I whispered, leaning back against the tree and looked up at the green leaves above me. My life as a training apprentice... as far as I am concerned... ended when I left the village... but now that I accepted... whatever this is...a gift, I suppose... turned me into something else. I don't have a name for it yet, but I WILL use this gift to save Inori.... but now I have a new problem.
...Where is she at?
CHAPTER TWO IS DONE! (faceplants) ... when my mind jumps elsewhere... its impossible to switch it until I complete what that idea is... so it switched here... so I made this chapter... Enjoy~ I suppose~