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Chapter 4 (v.1) - No Ordinary Seer

Submitted: March 31, 2017

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Tsunami and Kathrina sat beside each other as the sun shone down on their faces. It was calm and peaceful, it was as if the world was free. But suddenly, a loud bang broke the silence. Tsunami quickly climbed to his feet as did Kathrina. They stared out into the distance- a cloud of red smoke appeared in the sky-

''Warlocks!'' Tsunami yelled, ''Warn the others!'' he called to the other scout as he nodded and rushed down the stairs.

''What's going on?'' Kathrina asked quickly as Tsunami wielded his sword.

''The long-range scouts, when they see incoming Warlocks, they fire red smoke into the air to warn the interior scouts, we must prepare!''

''You mean, they're coming here? Warlocks?''

''Yes! The red smoke signals that the long-range scouts failed to stop them, and so we here must prepare to fight'' he explained hastily, reaching into his blue robes and pulling a flare gun from his belt, firing it into the air, leaving a red trail of smoke. He then placed it back into his belt and turned to the other scouts who had rushed up to join them on the wall, ''Is everyone ready!?''

''The ground fighters are ready, awaiting orders!'' one of them replied as he held up his bow.

''We haven't had an attack in almost a year... why do they suddenly come now?'' one muttered to another.

Tsunami turned to face the valley. He crouched down and closed his eyes... ''I sense... Eight targets!'' he yelled as he quickly stood back up.

Kathrina watched as they all prepared their bows. She leaned over the edge, staring down at all of the people on the ground holding swords and shields, also preparing to fight whatever danger was headed their way. She then turned back to look out at the valley, closed her eyes and concentrated, ''Eight Warlocks... five basic... two advanced... and a master'' she muttered.

''What?'' Tsunami asked as he stared at her.

''Their ranks,'' she said, ''I can sense their classes, their difference in magic capacity – I have aura, similar to yours'' she explained.

''I... We have a Master class!'' he yelled.

Some of the scouts began to panic, searching the distance for the incoming targets.

''Remember,'' Tsunami called, ''Aim for the legs, weaken them so the ground fighters can take them out easily!''

Kathrina stood and watched as everyone prepared for the incoming danger, but she was looking over at them like she already knew what was going to happen, ''Tsunami, I must leave''

He turned to her quickly, ''what?''

''I told you, where ever I go, the danger will always follow me''

''No, Kathrina, you don't have to run anymore! We can stop them and I will protect you!''

''You don't even know me! Why the hell would you put everyone here at risk for somebody you've known for not even half a day!?''

''I'm done explaining, you just need to trust me'' he said quickly as he turned back to face the valley.

''They're here!'' one of the scouts yelled as the group of blurred figures became visible walking towards the city.

''Ready!'' Tsunami yelled as he held his sword in the air.

Everybody fell silent, waiting for his order, staring out at the warlocks. Kathrina looked over at each of them, some were shaking, others looked petrified, she had never known that humans were this scared of her kind.  She stared at the approaching warlocks and then down at her hands, ''I can kill them before they reach the city'' she thought, ''that way, no one will be at risk of dying''. But then, she looked over at Tsunami who was staring at her along with the other scouts on the wall, she realized she had been thinking out loud.

''What did you say?'' one asked as he abandoned his post and rushed over to her.

''I...''

''No, she's just exaggerating'' Tsunami insisted as he sent the scout back to his post, ''We will do this the way we have always done it, together! Now ready... wait...'' he said as he watched the warlocks come closer, ''Wait...''

''Tsunami, I can-''

''NOW!!!'' he yelled as he pointed his sword down at the warlocks who were a few hundred meters away from the gates, ''Attack!''

On his signal, the archers pulled back their bows as hundreds of arrows began falling from the sky, raining down onto the Warlock’s positions. But the center warlock held his hand above his head; A bubble formed around the group of Warlocks, causing the arrows to bounce harmlessly away from them. As the warlocks moved closer, they continued to fire.

''Switch to enchanted bows, they're using shields!'' Tsunami yelled.

The Warlocks were getting closer, all of them still untouched. The ground fighters were filing out of the entrance, waiting, swords in one hand, shields in the other. Kathrina stared down at them; as fearless as they acted, she could sense that they were just as scared as the scouts on the wall with her. She turned back and watched as the archers began to fire using the other bows. The arrows rained down again, but this time, they cut through the Warlock’s shields. The casting Warlock flinched several times and fell to his knees as the arrows hit him.

''There!'' Tsunami yelled, ''That's the master, take him out!''

Kathrina looked down at the warlocks, ''No, don't send them in there, you need to separate them''

But Tsunami ignored her, ''NOW!''

The fighters below yelled as they charged towards the Warlocks.

''Focus on killing the master! Don't-''

''Tsunami what are you doing!?'' Kathrina growled as she grabbed his arm, ''Can't you see!? You're sending them to their deaths; the others have crowded around the master to protect him while he heals, they won't get past them in time to kill him!''

Tsunami stared at her and then looked down at the warlocks, she was right- ''Fall back!''

But they didn't hear him, the ground fighters were still charging towards the warlocks.

''Damn it'' Tsunami muttered, ''Stay here and help the archers'' he said as he ran towards the end of the wall and down the steps. Kathrina watched as he rushed out of the entrance and towards the other fighters who had reached the warlocks. Tsunami held his sword out in front of him and crashed into one of the warlocks. It quickly turned to stone as all Warlocks did when they died. Frowning, he turned around and sliced another, yelling furiously – nothing boiled his blood like Warlocks did.

The group then separated as the master recovered; the small group of remaining fighters focused on three of the basic warlocks as Tsunami dealt with the advanced, striking each down with his sword in seconds.

''You!'' Kathrina snapped as she pointed to the archers who had stopped firing, ''Help them'' she instructed as she pointed down at the fighters. The scouts nodded and did as she said. She then turned back to look for Tsunami who was moving towards the master Warlock.

''Why are you here!?'' he yelled as they began to circle each other.

The warlock pulled a silver glowing sword from his robes and laughed behind his skull-like mask, ''You hide the one we seek'' he hissed, ''Even if you defeat us, more will come'' he growled as he swung his sword towards Tsunami, who held his sword in front of him, blocking the attack.

''I don't care who you seek!'' he yelled as the two clashed swords, ''You will die!''

The two continued to smash their swords at one another, but the Warlock seemed a lot stronger, Tsunami was weakening as the Warlock laughed mockingly, ''You seers are just like humans!'' he yelled as he crashed into Tsunami, knocking him to the ground. He kicked Tsunami's sword out of his reach and stood over him, one foot on his chest, holding him down, ''Weak... Pathetic and inferior!'' he stated as he pointed his blade at Tsunami's neck, ''but most of all... afraid to die''

Tsunami looked up at him, defeated, ''I am not afraid to die!'' he struggled, trying to get up, but the warlock pushed him back down.

Above, Kathrina stared as Tsunami was being held down. She thought to herself, in all this commotion, surely, they wouldn't notice a few of her powers? She slowly held out her hand, aiming at the Warlock, but suddenly, one of the fighters charged at him. The Warlock moved off Tsunami and grabbed the fighter, killing him instantly. Tsunami rolled over and began to crawl towards his sword. The Warlock watched him struggle as did Kathrina.

''I must do something'' she said, ''stay on those others!'' she instructed as she ran towards the edge of the wall and jumped off.

''Is she mad!?'' one of the scouts yelled as he watched her fall.

Kathrina drew her sword and pointed it in front of her as she fell. As she got closer to the ground, the Warlock grabbed hold of Tsunami, lifting him up, choking him. She quickly lost control, ''Oh shit!'' she yelled as she uncontrollably fell and smashed into the ground, creating a huge area of smoke as the rubble beneath her smashed into pieces. A loud crash echoed from the ground as she collided with the stone path, using a telekinetic shield to soften the blow on herself, causing the ground to shake. The Warlock stumbled, dropping Tsunami who quickly climbed to his feet, pulling his sword towards him – scowling, he pointed it at the Warlock, breathing furiously.

''Well... Some back up she was!'' the scouts panicked.

The Warlock laughed at Tsunami as he clung to his blade, ''you will all fall''

''Not...if I... can help it'' he panted as he swung his sword towards the Warlock, but he moved out of the way and created a telekinetic blast, sending Tsunami flying through the air. He landed on the ground a few meters away, too weak to stand up. The Warlock then rushed towards him, leaped into the air, blade pointed towards him, but suddenly, a huge burst of kinetic energy hit him. He was thrown off Tsunami. Everyone turned their attention to the smoke as it began to clear, staring in silence. Then, clear as day, Kathrina stood ready, sword pointed forward; a bright golden aura was floating around her as her eyes began to glow blindingly bright green. She scowled towards the master, grinning.

She then glared at the Warlock, ''You're here for me?'' she smiled, ''Many have tried before you, but clearly you already know... They're all dead'' she growled demonically, seeming proud.

''You... You bitch!'' he yelled as he rushed towards her.

As their blades clashed, face to face, they glared into each other’s eyes, Kathrina grinned, ''I've killed so many of you''

He pushed her back and clashed his sword with hers again, ''Maybe I killed your friends''

He growled loudly as he smashed his blade at hers, but she blocked every move. They clashed again, ''I don't care'' she laughed.

''You are a traitor! Nobody betrays the king and lives!''

''No one?'' she smiled, ''No one ever has before me, no one was strong enough to do so. You are weak, just like your so-called king''

Tsunami watched in confusion along with everyone else as they spoke and clashed together.

''I am stronger than you! Stronger than Gahi!'' she yelled as her aura grew bigger.

The Warlock backed away, but Kathrina came at him once more, ''I will never be like you! I will always be MORE!!'' she yelled as she threw her sword - the aura wrapped around the blade as it cut through the air. The master turned his back and ran, but he was too slow. The sword smashed through his magical shield and straight through his back. It continued forward as it killed the last standing basic Warlock, and then, it dropped to the ground. Everyone watched in astonishment as both warlocks crumbled to stone.

She then looked around at everyone; her eyes glowed brighter as her aura grew bigger. She was breathing unsteadily, growling, enraged. Tsunami climbed to his feet slowly and tried to approach her, but she turned her head sharply and glared at him.

''Kathrina?''

''Seer...'' she growled, ''I am more than you...'' she said demonically as she began to slowly walk towards him.

He did not understand what was happening, she seemed different, like she wasn't in control of her power, ''Kathrina? It's me... Tsunami...''

She began to slow, but was still moving towards him, ''You... Tsunami...'' The aura around her began to grow smaller, her eyes dimmed, ''Tsunami?''

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Scene - Tsunami vs Master Warlock - by myself (PrincessStardustPony on Deviantart)

 

 


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