Forlorn: Summons

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Chapter 2 (v.1)

Submitted: December 01, 2007

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Christine ran up to the door of Zack's room and was panting heavily. She was not really used to running. She saw Zack standing in front of his phone with his hands on the table and head lowered. his eyes were wide, but they were full of shock and sadness. “Zack. Don't tell me...” She walked over to him, but he had started walking away and sat down on the couch as if he did not even notice her. Putting a hand to her mouth, she realized what had happened. Going over to the couch, she sat down next to him and put her arms around him. “Zack. I’m so sorry.” They just sat there in that position, and neither of them moved. She was not sure what to say, and Zack just sat there in silence, his expression not even changing. After what felt like ten or so minutes, Zack suddenly shook his head. “No. Maybe she got on another train. Or maybe she missed it. She cant be dead. Nobody has called for me to tell me, so maybe she is okay!” he stood up, forcing a smile onto his face. “yeah. That's it. She is perfectly fine and on her way home now, or maybe she just got a ride with someone to her job.” He went silent again, lowering his head. “But she would have called to say she was alright after something like that.” Christine got up and put her hand on his shoulder. “Zack, she is fine. That's what happened. Someone she knew came up and offered her a ride and they even took a completely different route. She might not even know it has happened yet.” He took in a deep breath, looking down at Christine. “Your right. She is fine. She will be home when she is done, and that is all.” She sighed in relief, but knew deep down that Mary was actually most likely in the train. Something told her that Zack knew to, but was trying to tell himself that everything would be okay.
Five days had passed, and Zack and Christine had still gone to work. The owner said it had to stay open, even if business was extremely slow, and there were only three or so people actually working at the time. Zack seemed distracted though, but when someone asked him what the matter was, he simply shook his head, smiling, and said nothing was wrong. he tried to continue his life like he normally did, and for the most part, did a good job of it. he heard on the news that the crash site had now been mostly cleaned up, and that vehicles could begin going through the area again. He decided to go check things out once night came around. He knew were the area was, and how to get there by walking. He wanted to find out if something had happened to his mother, but he also hoped he would find nothing. So many things had continued to go through his head. What if he did find something? But what if he didn't? Once he left work and got dressed in his normal clothing, he ate something for night, and grabbed a flashlight before heading out the door again. Christine specifically asked him to not go, and he even said he promised not to, but that was only a lie. She believed he would not go, and said nothing more after saying their farewells. It took him three hours to get to the crash site, and the place was completely empty. Perhaps no one wanted to use the road right now in fear? Or perhaps they were all home to mourn their lost ones? He could only assume. Standing on the very intersection that the crash had taken place, Zack looked around with his light, but found very little. Only a few scraps of metal, and maybe some pieces of burned clothing. It was difficult to tell at times, but the place was in much better shape than he would have first assumed. After ten or so minutes of looking around, he saw some strange marks on the ground. They were small, so he had not seen them at first. On closer inspection, they looked like some kind of foot prints, but with three toes and claws at the end of each. Why was there only one? The ground had begun to mostly cover it up, but it must have been something heavy since it was more of an imprint into the ground itself. How was this not noticed? A strong gust of unnaturally cold wind suddenly went by, and Zack could see his breath while shivering. The wind continued for about five seconds, and it suddenly stopped like it had not even started. Looking around again, Zack felt the ground shake lightly, and there was a shadow in the distance. But it disappeared before he could make out what it was.
Zack stood there, looking around frantically with his flashlight, and broke out into a run towards the city. The ground shook again, but this time, it was enough to knock him off of his feet. After rolling on the ground a bit, he managed to look around again. That was to sudden and short to be an earthquake. The ground in front of him suddenly began to crack, and the lines were of a bright crimson light like there was bright molten magma below. Jumping back as quick as he could, the ground beneath the cracks suddenly erupted, and his flashlight went out. The light from the ground was a bit more dim than he first thought, so it was difficult to see. But Zack could easily make out a huge figure emerging from the broken earth. It continued to rise quickly until it stood at least forty feet it height, then stopped rising. The ground was shaking wildly he entire time. The figure seemed to open up a bit, and two massive arms spread out, along with two legs. Its head rose slightly, showing two large crimson glowing eyes as if fire was within them. Its mouth was letting out smoke, and seemed to hold fire itself, letting off a light through the jagged fangs that lined the massive creatures mouth. Its body seemed the same as a humans, except for the major differences. Atop its head were two large horns coming from its temples. They went back and curved downward slightly. Zack was on his back, trembling in fear as the beast turned its gaze down at him. Two smaller figures suddenly appeared atop the beings massive shoulders, and Zack could barely make them out. One seemed like a full grown male, while the other was a girl that seemed about Zack’s age. The sky suddenly started to light up, but Zack saw it was a huge fireball forming above the beasts head. It had gotten to at least twenty feet in size, and the beast roared after the female apparently spoke something to it. Zack covered his ears at the roar, and the ball had suddenly shot towards him. he could feel the heat approaching quickly, but something had dashed by and grabbed his shirt, pulling him far away. The force from the fireballs explosion as it hit the ground sent him flying through the air, but he did not get injured. Except for the landing, but it was only a few scratches.
Once Zack shook his head, he looked up at what had pulled him away. It was a little girl that seemed to be about eight years old. She wore an oversized t white shirt and jean shorts, but no shoes. What mostly got his attention was the white animal like ears and tail she had. They were not artificial. The girl looked back at him, and she was panting heavily. “Are you okay Zack?” He did not know what to say. The girl held out her hands, and a massive bow that let off a dim white light materialized in her hand. An arrow that looked like it was made of lightning appeared in her other hand, and it easily equaled the girl in height. She shot it straight up into the sky, and after a few short moments, it was as bright as day. The bow disappeared, and she looked at him again. “I guess you don't know what's going on, do you?” He shook his head quickly, and the girl giggled childishly. “That's okay. I can explain later.” The massive beast turned and noticed the two, who were only about fifty feet away, and it had begun to walk towards them. The small girl in front of Zack took a few steps forward and held out her arms to her sides, stretching them as far as she could. She slowly turned her arms like hands of a clock, and a large black circular symbol had begun to form beneath the girls feet. “Come, Serene!” Three seconds passed, and a sudden burst of wind formed, and a tornado had suddenly appeared. Zack held on to the rail next to him, and was barely able to hang on. The girl seemed almost completely unaffected, even though it was directly in front of her. The tornado tore of the ground around it, sending large chunks of earth flying around. Zack closed his eyes tightly, but the tornado quieted down to almost a stop after about ten seconds. Opening his eyes, he saw another girl standing in front of the younger one he was talking to earlier. She seemed about Zack’s age, and had black cat like ears and tail. Her clothing was a black tank top that showed some of her mid section, a long black vest that went down to her feet, black jeans, and even black shoes. They seemed like heavy duty hiking sneakers. On her left hand was a fingerless glove which seemed like it was a bit to large in size to be normal, and her right arm was completely covered with a large, loose sleeve. on her right hand was another glove the same size as the one on her left, but had fingers. he could see nothing but black for her right arm. But another thing he noticed was a black bandana tied across her head to cover her left eye, and most of the left side of her face. Her hair was jet black and hung over the left side of her face as well, and was kept in a ponytail in the back. But it was extremely long and thick in the back. Directly under the tie beneath her head, it spanned outward to shoulder length and stretched down so the end could just touch the ground. As it went down from the tie, it thinned out to a point at the bottom. Beneath her hair and strapped to her back was a large single edged sword, the tip also touching the ground. The back and sides were black, while the blade itself was crimson. It was the exact same height as its owner, but it was kept at a slant.
The girl in black stood there for a few moments, her head lowered and arms to her side. The younger girl behind her smiled happily, and the circular symbol disappeared, and the small girl ran over to Zack. The massive beast stood a good ten feet in front of the one called ‘Serene’, and growled heavily, but the girl did not move. Her eyes stayed closed, and the two ears on her head stood normally, as if she was unconscious while standing. Zack looked at the small girl next to him hesitantly. “What? Who is that? What's wrong with her?” The young girl shook her head. “Um...” The large creature lifted its massive arm and hand, clenching it into a fist, then brought it down straight at Serene. As the arm came down, it was unmistakable that there was a sonic boom just as it started. As the fist came down, Serene lifted her left hand and caught the attack, stopping it completely. It seemed like she did not even try. Her footing was not even set off, and her arm had not even retracted from the sheer force of the blow. The beast put its other hand on top of the one it struck at Serene with, and pressed down with all its might, the massive muscles straining. Serene gave the hand a pushed back, still not even seeming to put any effort into it, and the beast was knocked off balance. Zack noticed the two smaller figured that were on its shoulders before were gone now. As the creature got its balance back, Serene leaped into the air, and was almost instantly next to the beasts head. She spun her body around and delivered a kick to the horn in front of her. Once it made contact, the massive head spun around completely twice, and loud cracks and snaps were heard. The body fell backwards onto the ground, causing the earth to shake once more. Serene landed next to the beasts head, and its massive body had begun to disintegrate into shadows, leaving nothing behind but a large indent from its body colliding with the ground. Serene put her arms to her sides and lowered head head again. The shadows that the dead beasts had formed suddenly began to circle around Serene, then seemed to be absorbed by her somehow.
The young girl let out a sigh, apparently of relief, then jumped up and down a few times in joy. “Serene, you did it!” She went over to Zack and grabbed his arm and started pulling him towards the other girl. “Come on, lets go see her.” Zack was hesitant at first, but the girl was stronger than she looked and was easily pulling him along. Stopping when they were next to Serene, the young girl let go and gently pulled on the black vest, as if trying to get her attention. “Hey Serene. This is Zack. Say hello!” Zack took a small step forward and held out a shaky hand so she could shake it. “Uh... Thanks for saving me, Serene.” Even his voice was still shaky. Serene turned and faced Zack, then took hold of his hand, but with her left. Instead of giving it a shake, she suddenly pulled him forward, setting him off balance, and just as he was falling down, Serene let go and gave him a simple chop of her hand to the back of his neck. Just as he was slipping into an unconscious state, he heard the young girl speak to Serene. “Aw, what did you go and do that for?” Everything went silent and black after that.


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