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- Posted: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 02:44:46 +0000
My life destroyed, consumed by a devil's flame.
Ayano stood positioned at an abandoned building on the outskirts of the city. She stepped into the basement where there was a single light hanging from the ceiling swinging back and forth flickering once every few seconds. It's dim light flashing upon dead bodies laying upon the damp cold floor. She took a step back hitting the back of her head against the stone wall, no matter how many times she found dead elects around the city, her reaction was always the same. The sound of hastened foot steps rushing down the stairs was the only thing that could be heard through the silence. A young man stopped in the doorway and closed his eyes taking on the scene before him.
"So you still think reasoning with Vex is a good idea?" Ayano's voice came from the darkest corner in the room. "Or is this proof enough of what he truly wants?" She started again when no answer came from the stunned man's lips. "I see..." Her voice trailed off as she raised the palm of her hand and held it in front of her. At first their was just a small ball of light floating inches above her hand in the darkness, but grew quickly into a flame no bigger than that of a candle's, just enough so that the man standing in the doorway could see her face. "Report?" She mouthed promptly and began to straighten herself up.
The man zoned back in regaining focus, he cleared his throat before speaking. "All rooms were empty..." His eyes met with hers for a second and then he lowered them changing his gaze to the floor. His voice lowered. "Everyone we found had been kill or captured by force. There was evidence of a struggle." There was a brief silence before he continued. "Except..."
"Except?" Ayano's voice mimicked his, it seemed as though he had caught her attention.
"We found a girl." He looked to Ayano and paused before speaking again. "She wouldn't let us get close to her. She's hiding in a closet upstairs. We're not sure in what condition she's in or what she's capable of. What are your orders?"
Ayano pressed her lips together thinking for a moment before making her way to the doorway. She placed a comforting hand upon the young man's shoulder avoiding eye contact with him. "Can you show me where she is?" The young man nodded taking slow strides up the steps. Upon reaching the upper room in the abandoned building, he pointed to the closet near the window in the back of the room. Ayano slowly moved across the room and closed her hand making the flame floating above her palm disappear and all was left was a single strain of smoke that evaporated into the air. A young girl was in fetal position on the floor in the corner of the closet. Once she reached her Ayano smiled softly making the fire appear above the palm of her hand once more. "It's okay." She said showing the girl her power. "We're like you." The girl looked up at her as if Ayano had said something wrong.
"The other men were to." The young girl responded in a whisper locking eyes with Ayano shuddering in fear. Ayano turned around giving her comrade standing in the doorway a puzzling look.
He froze staring back at her. "What's wrong? What did she say?" He asked clearly seeing that something was wrong.
"She said..." Her heart stopped and she shook her head thinking of the very thought that something so disturbing was happening right under her nose. "That the men who did this were elects! I-I knew that Vex had turned elects against us, but damn! How could they do something so cold and vile to their own people. Helping the enemy. It's sickening." She spat. Her eyes started to glow a deep fiery red as hatred started to consume her body causing her temperature to go way beyond any normal human being. Her body was glowing in the darkness. The young man moved toward her and took her hand leading her to the window which broke her out of her tirade. Outside the abandon building they were currently standing in, two of Vex's guards had taken place.
"Looks like we have bigger problems." The young man said heading to the doorway. Ayano reached for the girl's hand pulling her from the closet and ran toward the doorway. It seemed as though Vex was always one step ahead of her. She looked to the young man and placed his hand in the elect girl's. "Get her to the safe house on the east side of Salem. Call me when you get there. If it's a war Vex wants... then it's a war he shall get." With that said she sprang from the building window falling a few stories before hitting the ground below her. She stood up straight landing in front of two of Vex's guards. From the heat their bodies were giving off she could tell they were both humans. Her eyes began to glow a deep red as she began to unsheathe her sword and it's tip was set ablaze. "Tell your boss I have a bone to pick with him. That is, if you live to tell him." A very grim smirk crept across her lips as she got ready to strike her prey.
Now and forever... the world will know my pain.