[23:34] The boy hid quietly in the bushes as men rushed past. He
could still see the flames from his village rising over the
trees, and he started to cry silently. There Had been no warning
[23:35] The girl was up in the trees, seeing a fire blazing in
the distance, wondering if it was a forest fire.
[23:37] The boy had nothing but the shirt on his back and the
tiny knife in his hand. His mother had handed it to him and told
him to run. He had not known why, but he heard screaming and
obeyed. His tears streamed down and streaked his soot covered
[23:38] She hopped down from the trees and made her way over to
the flames, seeing the fire in the distance. "[What happened..]"
[23:40] The boy made a small "eeeep", as something dropped down
in front of him. He hunkered lower into the dirt. He thought of
praying, but it was clear God had abandoned him
[23:41] She looked at the flames, seeing the remains of buildings
within it being burned. "I wonder if everyone made it out okay.."
[23:43] The little boy gripped his knife, his knuckles turning
white. He could not hear the person in front of him, but he could
guess it was one of them. Probably looking for him. He gripped
the knife harder the tears coming faster
[23:44] She shrugged and turned on her heel, walking away.
"Hopefully they did."
[23:46] The person walked past him and he jumped out with a
scream "YEeeeaaah" and tackled her to the ground. "Thought you
killed us all. Well guess again." He raised the knife over her.
[23:47] She blinked at him, looking at the boy then at the knife.
"H-Hey I didn't do anything!"
[23:49] "LIAR! You work for them why else would you be here." He
glares at her. "This is your fault. They are all dead!" he raises
the knife again, crying still.
[23:51] "Work for who?! I just came to see what happened!" Fear
filled her eyes. "I'm being honest!"
[23:53] He stares at her, panting heavily. Then he raises the
blade and sinks it into the dirt next to her head. "I'm not a
murderer like you!" he stands up and tries to walk but collapses
to the ground, sobbing "Gone, all gone. Everyone is gone. How
could you do this."
[23:55] She flinched, then looked over to him, and put her hand
on his shoulder. "h-hey, come on, Let's get you out of here to
[23:57] "DON'T TOUCH ME!" he jerks his shoulder away from her
hand, and crawls away. He shivers in fear then quickly stands as
he hears voices coming closer. He runs over and grabs his knife
and continues to run.
[23:58] "W-Wait! Come back!" She hears the voices, and sighs,
jumping into the trees, following the boy. "I'm trying to help!"
[00:00] He looks up still running. "W-w-why are you following me.
Leave me alone. Have you not done-" he is cut off as he runs head
first into a tree and falls to the ground unconscious
[00:00] She flinches as he hit the tree. "That look like it
hurt.." She jumped down, to the boy, shaking him. "Hey, kid, are
[00:02] He lay there, a small trickle of blood falls down his
forehead. He moans a little but is still knocked out.
[00:03] She frowned, and picked him up. "You are really clumsy,
let's get you out of here." With that, she left the area heading
back to her home.
[00:04] He was limp in her arms the entire time, his head lolling
back and forth as she walked. He he started whimpering a little,
but other then that he did nothing.
[00:05] Once they reached her house, she laid him on the couch,
covering him with a blanket, and going into the bathroom and
grabbing some bandages, and patching his wound.
[00:08] He awoke with a scream "Mommy!" then quickly stands up.
He immediately falls back onto the couch, his head very light and
fuzzy, he started to pant in fear.
[00:09] "Hey hey, shh, shh." She patted his head. "You're safe."
[00:11] He glares at her "y..y.you!" he moans with pain. "where
am I? and who are you?" he holds his hands to his head.
[00:12] "In order, You're at my house, I am Kelly, and you ran
face first into a tree." She sat on a chair, looking at her, her
fingers entwined in each other.
[00:14] The boy reaches for his knife for comfort, but did not
find it on his person, and he starts to panic. His eyes go wide
with fear "who are you really?"
[00:17] "I just told you, I am Kelly, I live in the forest, right
[00:18] He calms down a bit, but is still very nervous. "Kelly?
you aren't from the village, why were you there?"
[00:19] "I saw the flames from a distance, and wondered if the
forest caught on fire, to my surprise it was a village."
[00:21] He sat up slowly and started to cry again. "my..my...my
village is gone, and so is my mama and the baker ah..ah..ah.and
the teacher and my friends, and the old lady down th..th..th.the
street and..and..and..." He can't continue as the sobs take over
[00:23] She walked over to him, and hugged him softly. "I-...I am
sorry... I never had a mother either, or a father, anyone
[00:32] He is too light headed and exhausted to push her away.
"Le..le..lea..leav.." he gives up trying to speak and relaxes in
[00:32] She sighed, and hugged him still. "You should rest,
you've had a rough day kid."
[00:33] He takes a deep breath "No" he slowly pushes away from
her. "I...I ..I need to find the jerks who did this"
[00:35] She looked at him, "I can help you, but you need rest.
They won't have gone far by morning."
[00:37] He slowly stands "I need to find the old witch lady. I
know she can help me." he looks at her his eyes now full of
sadness. "I'm sorry for earlier, I would greatly appreciate your
[00:38] "B-But you're still hurt.
[00:39] He looks around for his knife but still can't seem to
find it. He shrugs "I can get myself there just fine"
[00:40] "Okay, I know a few things wrong with that sentence. One,
you have no form of protection, to you are injured and can pass
out any time, and three, you don't even know if they are still
[00:42] He glares at her "Why must you hinder me" he clenches his
jaw and presses his hands into his face in an attempt to stop
himself from crying "Fine I will rest for now, but tomorrow I
leave and you can not stop me"
[00:43] She sighs, 'At least you're resting. I can make you some
food in the morning, then I'll come with you."
[00:44] his shoulders sag and he drops himself back onto the
couch, frowning until he passes out, sleep smoothing out his face
[00:45] She smiles softly at him, kissing his forehead to give
him a small luck charm as he slept to ward off evil. "Good night,
[00:47] He awoke in the morning with a small gasp, as the
sunlight hits his eyes. He frowns and looks around confused, then
the memories flood back to him, and he sighs.
[00:50] She had a series of plates sat out on the coffee table
next to the couch, ranging from pancakes to omelettes, and walked
in. "I Didn't know what you liked.."
[00:51] "I'm not hungry..." he looks at her the sad look from
last night was on his face, which was still covered with soot and
streaked from tears
[00:54] "St-Stay here." She ran into the bathroom, warming a rag
with water, and walking back out. "C-can I was your face?"
[00:55] "If you insist, I see no need" he sits and stares at the
[00:55] She walked over, and placed the rag on his face, washing
away the soot and tears.
[00:57] He scrunches his face as she cleans him up. when she is
done he nods to her "Thank you, I guess...."
[00:58] "N-No problem....Say, what's your name anyway? I never
got to ask.."
[01:00] "my name? my name is Richard." he stares sadly at her.
"May we go now? Or will you force me to eat?"
[01:00] "You will be able to go farther if you eat..and Hello
[01:02] He sighs and picks up a plate of omelettes, and starts
eating them. "they are good, thank you"
[01:04] She smiled, nodding. "Thanks.." She looked at the floor,
sighing. "I'm sorry.."
[01:04] He finishes the whole plate then looks up "Sorry? what
[01:05] "I don't know what it's like to lose a family, or a home.
I'm an orphan?
[01:06] "I see" he frowns at the floor "Well it is not your
fault" he stands "Shall we get going?"
[01:07] She nods, "S-Sure." She looked at the dishes, "[Hopefully
I can clean those soon.]"
[01:08] He starts to head for the door, then looks back and grabs
the dishes and walks them to the kitchen. Then runs water over
them before again heading for the door. "Coming?"
[01:09] She blinked, and smiled.
[01:09] "Yes, of course."
[01:10] He walks out the door and slowly walks through the woods,
eventually making his way to the remainder of his village. he
walks through not saying a single word, but the pain on his face
[01:23] She looked around seeing the burned things near her.
[01:25] he continues through and walks down a small path. they
walk for a about half an hour before the come across a small
[01:26] She looked at the hut, tilting her head. "Is this...where
[01:27] He turns to her and shakes his head. "No, this is where
the witch lives." and with that he knocks three times. After a
few seconds an old creaky voice calls out "Enter!"
[02:02] She looked up at the hut, tilting her head. "This will be
[02:03] He quietly walks in, the heat from her fire in the back
hits him like a wall. He nods to the old women in an old rocking
chair near the fire "Hello Sheba, I see you survived" his eyes
dead as he tries to show no emotion
[02:04] She walked in, not bothered by the heat, looking around.
[02:08] The old women cackled "Those fools wouldn't dare test me.
Come closer Kelly of the forest. Now why have you come bothering
me." she huffed. The boy stares into the flames "I have come to
make a deal"
[02:09] She blinked at the old woman, her eyes looking at her.
"H-How do you know me..?"
[02:11] The old lady turns her beady eyes to her "I know many
things orphan girl." then she turns to the boy "What kind of deal
boy, one with me?" he continues to stare into the flames "Not
[02:12] She looked at the woman, confused.
[02:15] "She is a witch, and I want to make a deal with a Demon"
he turns and looks at the witch, she stares back unfazed
[02:16] "W-Wait, With a demon?! Are you crazy?"
[02:19] He glares at Kelly "Don't patronize me I know what I am
doing!" he turns his gaze to the witch. "Can you do it?" the
witch sighs "I can boy, but do you really understand what you are
[02:19] She looked at him, and looked down. "I can't believe
you're going to this level.."
[02:21] "How dare you judge me! You have no idea what it's like,
and you never can! I will do what I must" he turns to the witch
"Do it now"
[02:22] She flinched at him, and closed her eyes, to hide the
pain he just caused her.
[02:25] The witch closes her eyes and the door closes itself
behind the girl, and the fire slowly dims to a small flicker. A
glowing circle and a pentagram forms around the boy and a voice
echoes through the stone hut, soft but powerful *Who calls me?*
[02:25] Kelly stays silent, not looking, or wanting to bother.
[02:28] "I..I did, I want to strike a deal" the boy whispers. A
tall blonde man appears before him dressed in a white tux with a
red tie. *Oh? what kind of deal?* the creature grins
[02:33] The man looks at the girl. "Are you offering her?" he
moves closer to Kelly. "If so, I accept" he grins at her
[02:33] She blinks at him, "W-Wait, w-what?"
[02:35] "No. The deal is for my soul. You may have it to do as
you wish" the demon walks back over *Oh really? what do you want
[02:36] She sighs in relief. ~That was close.~
[02:40] "I want to find the bastards responsible for the
destruction of my village and the murder of everyone in it." The
demon grins *Very well. I will be yours until we completely
destroy everyone responsible. then you are mine. Anything else
master, or shall we begin the process?* the boy looks up "What is
your name demon?"
[02:44] the demon chuckles *Laven, now let us begin* the demon
walks over to the boy and grabs his face. The boy is a little
nervous, but it's too late to back down. The demon smiles then
leans forward to kiss the boy on the lips. As he does a glow
encircles them both and the pentigram on the floor glows again,
[02:46] ~This is...intereesting...~
[02:49] When the demon steps back the boys left eye glows with a
green pentagram and the demons right hand glows as well with the
devils mark. *Well we are now bound* he grins and the boy moves
his hand shakily to his glowing eye
[02:52] She looked at them and crossed her arms.
[02:54] The fire starts to burn brighter, and the witch sighs.
"Oooh you got yourself a cute one. Lucky boy" she grins at the
demon the glares at them all "Now, GET OUT!" The boy walks
towards the door. "Are you still coming Kelly, or do you despise
[02:54] "I-I'm coming."
[02:57] *Oh good, I have a nice view along the way* and the demon
follows his new master out the door. *Well master, what first?8
[02:57] Kelly looked over to the demon, then looked down to the
ground, staying silent.
[03:02] "First we shall investigate the ruined village, then we
shall go from there" the demon followed close by *Very well
[03:03] She followed them, not saying a word. "I'll just...stay
out of the way."
[03:03] Richard looks back to her "Are you all right Kelly?" the
demon pauses still smirking.
[03:04] She nods, quietly. "Y-Yeah, I guess, it's just....my
[03:06] The boy looks at her with concern "Do you know why?" the
concern effecting his voice. Laven walks up to her *Perhaps I can
[03:07] She looked up at Laven and back to Richard, before
falling to her knees holding her stomach. "O-Ow..."
[03:08] Richard gets down to his knees and puts an arm on her
shoulder "Kelly...?" The demon stays standing and says nothing
[03:10] She waved her hand, chuckling. "It- It's okay, I just.."
Before she could finish speaking she threw up, blood and vomit
coming up, along with something that seemed to be like a small
dagger. "Wh-What the.."
[03:12] "What on gods earth?!" the demon just smiles knowingly
while the boy tries to comfort her
[03:13] She coughed a bit more blood up. "W-Well that
[03:15] Laven then bends down and grabs the blade *It appears to
be a reaper blade master* we wipes it clean on a cloth he
produces from his pocket.
[03:16] She looks up to Laven. "Why was it in me?!"
[03:22] *Probably because it chose you at birth my lady* he hands
her the dagger *You are very special. I would hold on this one if
I were you master* The boy looks up "huh?"
[03:22] She took back the dagger, looking at it. "That...is
[03:24] *You must have come from quite a family my lady* he
stands back up straight and walks to stand behind Richard
[03:25] ~That's where you're demon..~ She stood back up, wiping
the vomit and blood from her mouth.
[03:27] The demon smirks *If you say so* The boy stands up with
her "what do you mean?"
[03:28] She sighed, and wiped her face. "What now, Richard?"
[03:33] "huh? oh right back to the village" and he starts walking
again with his new servant following him
[03:33] She nods, and follows behind him, eyeing the demon at
times, trying not to stare
[03:37] Laven keeps looking ahead and smirks *Do I intrigue you
[03:38] Her eyes widen and she looked down. "J-Just never seen a
[03:43] *We are truly not that different* he smiles *at least
normally* then they arrive at the ruins of the village
[03:44] She looks at the ruins, sighing. "Must have been a
[03:46] The boy stares glossy eyed "It was, it really was." he
shakes his head "Laven, see if you can you find out where they
went, the ones that attacked the village" The demon bows a little
*As you wish* and walks off to find clues
[03:47] She sat down on some stones nearby, and stared at the
dagger. "How did this not cut me open from the inside.."
[03:48] The boy walks to a charred building and gently places his
hand on one of the burnt beams "This was my home...." he quickly
turns away and walks to the edge of town, and glares into the
[03:49] "I..I'm sorry..But i can assure you, they didn't go in
the way of the forest, at least not close to me."
[03:52] The demon suddenly appears behind him. *Master. I have
found the direction they went, but I suggest you find a place to
rest before we follow them* the boy nods "all right then"
[03:53] She looks over to richard, her eye twitching slightly,
and standing up. "back to my place?"
[03:57] The boy nods "That sounds good to me" the two follow
Kelly through the woods
[03:58] She walks through the forest, to her small home with in
it, walking it, and sniffing the air. "Home sweet home.."
[04:01] The boy follows her quietly and the demon grins as he
walks in *How homey, So do I sleep with master or with the girl.
Or will I be kicked to the couch so that those two can share the
[04:03] She looked over to the demon, glaring. "The boy will get
my room, I will sleep on the couch, you choose wherever I guess."
[04:05] Richard walks over to the girl "That is hardly necessary,
you may keep your bed. I will sleep on the couch again. He looks
at Laven "Do you even sleep?" the demon smirks *Wouldn't you like
[04:06] She looked at Richard, "If you insist, where is the de- I
mean Laven, staying?"
[04:08] *I have yet to decide. I may just watch over you both, to
keep you safe* he smiles for once
[04:09] "I don't need a body gaurd, thanks."
[04:12] *Well if I must be honest, i would only be watching over
my master, you are a bonus so to speak* the boy ignores them and
lays down on the couch
[04:12] "Right.. Please try not to do something...weird." She
walked upstairs into her bedroom, and closed the door.
[04:17] He chuckles then grabs a blanket and drapes it over the
boy. *Goodnight master sleep well* and tucks him in
[04:20] She laid face first into her pillow. ~What the fuck
[04:23] "Laven. Am I insane for doing this, wanting revenge?" the
demon says nothing for a few minutes *I think what you want is
justified, and although your chosen method is bold and extreme,
it is also brave, and one of the only choices to get you
anywhere* he looks over to the boy *Does that answer satisfy you
master?* the boy does not reply for he had fallen asleep
[04:25] She yawned into her pillow, falling asleep
[04:26] The demon smiles at the boy and sits and waits for the
dawn to come.
[04:30] ((End ))