Blades of American Beauty

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Chapter 11 (v.1) - Students in Danger

Submitted: August 15, 2017

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As Grandpa, Grandma and I continued talking to Luci, students at Grand Memorial High School began to become restless, as they began walking out of class to avoid the Islamic Tolerance lessons. The teacher who was kicked by Luci had gone to the Principal’s office to complain. “Mr. Gray, tell me what happened,” said the principal. “Principal Raaul, I was teaching the required Islamic Tolerance lesson, when the students pulled out their Bibles in protest,” said Mr. Gray. “I tried to confiscate them, but another student in the hallway came into my room and kicked me in the groin, and it still hurts like hell,” moaned Mr. Gray, clutching his groin. Principal Raaul was concerned. “These students are so bigoted that they are compromising the integrity of this lesson, as required by President Barryway,” he said. “We must show these students who their real masters are, and if they refuse to submit to these teachings, they will be doing hard time for their deviant behavior,” said Mr. Gray. “That is…not advisable,” warned Principal Raaul. “What did you say, Mister Principal?” boomed Mr. Gray. “While I am a devout Muslim, myself, however, I don’t believe that inflicting physical or mental harm upon these good students is the solution. We have to fight their bigotry with love.” “And how are we going to do that?” asked Mr. Gray, as he and Principal Raaul walked through the hallways. “Why,” said Principal Raaul. “We should just come into the cafeteria and—“

At that moment, the two walked into the cafeteria, where they had found students have walked out of class, passing copies of the Bible to students. One student began preaching about false prophets.

The student preacher began with, “I quote to you Matthew 7:15 - Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” He then began quoting 1 Corinthians 14:33 and said, “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” Principal Raaul was shocked and displeased in the teachings, so was Mr. Gray. When Principal Raaul was given a Bible by another student, he openly declined. “Please keep your Bible,” he said. “What should we do about this?” asked Mr. Gray. Walking back to the front office, Principal Raaul had an idea to stabilize the school. “Go back to the classroom, Mr. Gray; I am about to make a surprise lockdown drill to regain control of these students,” he said.

As Principal Raaul returned to the front desk, however, had not a clue that Major James had made his way into the air duct of the school from the rooftop, and had been listening to their conversation. “President Barryway, this is Major James Ingram. Do you copy?” “I read you, Major,” replied President Barryway. “What is your status?” “I have successfully entered the building through the air duct. I have learned that the school’s Muslim principal is planning to conduct a lockdown in an effort to stop a Biblical preaching and Bible sharing event that has occurred in the last 15 minutes.” “Intriguing,” said Emily. “Before you do anything else, wait for the alarm to sound. At that point, jump down from the air duct and confront those children. You must capture as many as you can, and do not hesitate to open fire if necessary. Also, be advised that I have sent Captain Henry on his way back to the school with Navy Commander Skarloey Vassan. He will be assisting you in your mission since Lt. Gordon is temporarily unable to fight.” “Affirmative and out,” replied the Major.

Not knowing what was about to happen, Luci was thinking about what we discussed, where she quenched her fist in anger. “My mom, my dad… They were taken away from Tina and I, and we were never the same again,” said Luci in her anger. “But until today, I had no idea that Tina and I were not the only ones suffering through this disaster.” Luci turned to face me. But before she could speak again, a loud air raid siren was heard from afar. “What the heck is that noise?” puffed Grandpa crossly. “Oh no,” said Luci. “What’s wrong?” asked Grandma. “That noise means Grand Memorial High School is on lockdown! I think the students have angered Principal Raaul!” At that point, the Hyper-Gyro appeared above the high school, where a shadow figure had dropped from the vehicle and landed on top of the school. “President Barryway dispatched another soldier to help the Major!” boomed Grandpa. “We have to get to the school and fight,” I said. “Excuse me, Minako,” said Luci. “But if I’m going to fight like you, where do I find a sword like yours?” At that moment, Grandpa and Grandma stopped to think. As they paced around thinking, Grandma stepped on Major James’ sword that he lost during the prior skirmish. “Takeru, come here!” she said. “This sword belonged to the Major, and he has not a clue that he dropped his sword. Do you think we can make it our own sword for Luci to use?” “Hmm, I’m not sure, Naoko,” replied Grandpa. “This sword is not a blade of purity, as it was made by evil hands. Yet, if we can intertwine the blade together with Minako’s Jaakuna Hakai no Ken, this blade might gain a small portion of Minako’s power to eliminate the evil contained in the Major’s sword. It will also give our newcomer the ability to transform.” “Luci,” said Grandma. “Please come and take this sword.”


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