It was as if the hand of God stretched out across the land when
the chariot broke through the skies. Instantly, the undead
vacated Zak's body. Nirvana ran to Zak's aid but she was too
late, he was dead.
"Zak!" she yelled at first, but then grief struck her
voice, "Zak." She leaned over his body, her hair stroking her
hand as her hand stroked his face. Her tears plummeted on his
face and she seemed to tune out the rest of the world.
The Army began to surround Nirvana, Ralph, and Reggie.
"You don't want to do that," Ralph warned.
"What are a bunch of wimps and a little girl going to
do?" Leo said. Vigor had turned Leo into one of his own.
"Little girl," she whispered, brooding over Zak's dead
body. As soon as she heard those words, anger shot up inside of
her. Nirvana contained it.
She kissed Zak lightly on the cheek and in his ear apologized for
what she was about to do. "You know I used to get pretty… upset
when someone called me that." Nirvana, her hair now drenched in
an angry sweat and tossed in her face, slowly stood up as she
"I would scream… and I would rant… and I would go on
and on telling them how I wasn't a little girl, but I am," she
softly chuckled through the tears. "Atton showed me that. I was…
fourteen when I assumed the position of leader in the Valinior
Force. I was barely a teenager, leading. I was twisted, sick
inside for a long time. I was hurting from my mother's death,
still in pain from my father's death, and furious from my
brother's abandonment. Through it all, there was someone there
for me, someone I could honestly say I loved and you've killed
him. You know what that makes you?"
"Murderers," one answered.
"Cold-blooded monsters," another said.
"I know a murderer. He's only killed one person, one.
That one man was haunted… and sorry. That one shot of the gun
almost killed him too…but you're not sorry. You don't have hearts
or -or souls so you can't be sorry, you can't be haunted."
"Oh, shut up!" Leo exclaimed as he aimed a claw driven
uppercut towards her chin.
"You're evil," she said grabbing his wrist before it
reached her. Then with a wicked smile she icily whispered, "All
evil deserves to die."
With his free hand, Leo sent a hard claw to the left
side of her face. Her head jerked a little and the bleeding was
apparent but she seemed as if she had felt nothing.
"Doesn't it hurt?"
"All the pain today has left me numb. I'll probably
look back, touch this scar, and cry, but I'm done crying today."
"Today, you die. Do you not fear death?"
She smiled as she said, "Being afraid is a waste of
Still tightly grasping his wrist, Nirvana eyed Leo's
oncoming swing and ducked. As she came up, she grabbed his right
arm, now crossed over his left. Nirvana held both his arms and
pulling them outward delivered a powerful head butt. She
unraveled his arms, spinning him away but tearing off one of his
claws. Nirvana then used this claw to slice the back of his armor
causing the entire armor to fall off.
After he exited his daze, Leo looked forward facing a
grenade that had been launched towards him. As he quickly
accepted his death, he muttered one word, "Scheisse."
"Sorry Leo," Nirvana said honestly. She glanced towards
Atton and saw him ready to face Vigor.
"Time has been cruel to you Atton," Vigor said running
his fingers through his hair.
"Shut up!" Atton's voice now boomed with the power of
the Reaper, which stunned Vigor. "It's time for you to die,"
Vigor chuckled, "Atton really; who do you think you
"I am the Grim Reaper," he revealed his scythe.
"So what, I'm supposed to 'fear the Reaper'? Is that it
boy?" Atton stayed silent. "You can't handle it, Atton, you know
that." Vigor held out his hand. "Give it to me, give me the
scythe and I can relieve you of this curse. You can live your
life; you can be with Nirvana." Atton held out the scythe for a
moment in pure desperation but then, unexpectedly, he dropped it.
Vigor eyed longingly as the scythe fell past his face and
collided with the dirt battlefield. He looked back up at Atton
and saw his hands trembling.
"Always so weak," Vigor stated.
Vigor slowly squatted down inching towards the scythe.
The second his eyes were off Atton and on the scythe, Atton used
his skeletal foot to knock him backwards. Vigor flew back and
Atton's scooped up his weapon.
"You little -" Vigor's words were cut short by the
sight of Atton scythe at his throat.
"Finish the sentence, I dare you," Atton threatened.
Unlike most, Vigor knew when he was beaten, but he knew
how to get to Atton. "So you'll kill me, won't you?" Vigor
smiled. "You'll chop my head off like a good little Reaper, but I
want you to look at her." Atton gritted his teeth and tightened
his grip. "Look at her!" Vigor growled. Atton cautiously moved
his eyes towards Nirvana. "Every time she cries, every time she
hurts, it'll be your fault. All the pain she will encounter you
have put on her. And know this; you had your chance to save her…
but you gave it up."
She will be better off without me, Atton thought. He
saw Werly and CJ; he had given them the second chance they needed
and deserved. He looked at Ralph and Reggie, well no matter he
did they'd always be Ralph and Reggie. Atton then looked at
Vigor, a gross manifestation of himself.
"Tell me you didn't feel it," Vigor began. "For just a
second, you felt my pull." Atton did not respond, ashamed of his
answer. He chuckled as he said, "Berzerk."
"What?" Atton wondered.
"Oh, you'll see," he promised with a smile on his face.
Atton looked at Vigor, not just at his face, but also
into his eyes, into his soul. Upon seeing his soul, upon seeing
the twisted evil that is Vigor, Atton knew what to do. He raised
his scythe and followed through slicing his head, with that fatal
stroke Atton Brown accepted is fate. Then he saw it, what no one
else could see, all the souls of Vigor's army waiting to be
He looked at Nirvana and told her he loved her. Atton whipped
his cloak around and stole away into the shadows.
Nirvana remembered what Atton had asked her to do. He'd said,
"When this battle is over, walk to the edge of Airosfield. You'll
see what I was talking about. You'll see that we're trapped."
In all honesty, Nirvana did not know what to expect.
She drove part of the way and then exited her car. She slowly
paced towards the border of Airosfield. As she stepped over the
edge, she found herself back at the beginning. Nirvana was on the
other side of Airosfield. Now she understood that she was
trapped. Nirvana knew until her part in this was finished, she
could not run. She could not run from destiny.
Months later, Nirvana had a child, AJ. Two years later,
she got married to a mercenary, Chris Jacobson. CJ checked
himself into rehab and became much more charitable in his life.
He and Werly then went into to business patenting some of the
greatest weapons, including Nirvanas. Werly reunited with his
family. They didn't know how he was alive but they didn't care.
Ralph and Reggie got their own comedy show called A Little
R&R. They were a giant hit. As for Atton, he was cursed to
lurk forever in the shadows, reaping souls. That is of course,
until he found an heir…