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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic

Chapter 20 (v.1) - Twisted

Submitted: July 18, 2014

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After having been sent flying across the city, Tim grunted as he lied in the middle of the street.

“There you are,” said a voice as he sat up.

He looked up ahead to see Reed, who had deactivated his transformation, walking towards him.

Reed stopped when he was nine yards away from him.

“What are you smiling about?” asked Reed irritably as Tim smirked at him.

“Oh, nothing really,” responded Tim, “I’m just thinking about the different ways I could kill you.”

“Is that right?”
Tim’s eyes suddenly widened, and he grunted as he held his head. He began to breathe heavily, and Reed’s eyes widened in surprise when he fell to his knees and started screaming and shaking his head.

“Stop it!” screamed Tim, “You can’t…do this! Oh God! Anthony! Please… You have to help me!”

What is going on with this guy?, thought Reed as he took a few steps back, Is there something going on with his spirit?

“Oh no…” said Ukaku in his subconscious, “This isn’t good… The spirit within this guy is taking him over.”

Taking him over? Like what…Iemo did to…Chris…?

“Reed…” continued Ukaku in shock, “There’s another reason why this isn’t good. I recognize the spirit’s essence. I know the spirit within that man.”

You know it? Well…who is it?

 By this time, the spirit within Tim had taken over him, and looked at Reed seriously as it spoke.

“Ukaku…and Reed Anthony…” said the spirit as the eyes of its vessel turned green, “We have finally met. Today is the day you two will finally pay…”

Pay? Pay for what?

“I’m going to destroy you, Anthony,” said the spirit sternly, “and when Ukaku rises from your dead body…I will kill him, too. You both will pay the ultimate price for killing Iemo.”

Reed’s eyes widened in complete surprise, and his mouth fell open as he looked at the spirit that possessed Tim Gibson in shock.

Iemo was…his older brother…thought Reed in shock.

“His name…is Sot.”

“You’ve tested my patience long enough,” responded George with a stern voice.

“Roger told me about your past,” said Dante as he cracked his knuckles, “When I first heard about your past, I no longer knew how to feel about you and your plans, and I still don’t, so let me ask you a question that will help me discover how I feel.”

“What question would that be?” asked George with indifference.

“I’m assuming you’re the strongest of your team, so when I attacked your men, why did you not try to help them?”

Clouds began to form in the sky as Roger walked towards Bingham, who had landed in an alley after he sent him flying through a building.

“Hello, brother,” greeted Bingham with a smirk as he slowly stood up, “It has been quite some time since we last saw each other.”

Thunder boomed as Roger gritted his teeth and looked at his brother sternly.

“Bingham…I don’t really know why you decided to join that bastard…but I do know one thing: this whole thing is about to be put to an end.”

“I couldn’t agree with you more.”

George chuckled as Dante stretched his arms and legs.

“I expected them to hold their own weight. The fact that they died was their own fault. Just like the fact that Clark and those lackeys got put in prison was their own fault back then. They surrendered because they were weak. Why should I have to look out for and help people who aren’t strong enough to help themselves? I don’t need burdens like that. Anyone who can’t help themselves deserves the punishment fate gives them.”

“If that’s the case…” began Dante as he cracked his neck, “then didn’t your army friends deserve death?”

George’s eyes widened in surprise, and he gritted his teeth in anger as Dante continued.

“They weren’t strong enough to keep themselves alive, right? So didn’t they deserve death? Was it not their fault that they died? Then there’s that girlfriend of yours. Didn’t she deserve to get raped? Hell, wasn’t it her fault she got raped? After all, she was not strong enough to help herself.”

George’s heart began to beat faster, and he began to shake as Dante spoke.

Now I’m beginning to realize how I feel about you and your plans. You’re a delusional piece of shit, and your plans are a bunch of bullshit.”

“I don’t think you really give a shit about the people in this world. Maybe you did before, but now, I think you’re just acting out of self interest. You claim to want to make the world a better place, but according to you, anyone who suffers in this world in the first place deserves it…not to mention you’ve made the world suffer by plunging it into World War Three!”

“That’s another thing! If you really wanted to save this world, why the hell did you plunge it into World War Three anyway? So people would be too distracted to pay attention to your plans, like Roger said? You couldn’t think of a better plan than that? Fool!”

Dante’s blood was beginning to boil very intensely at this point, and he balled up his fists as he continued to yell.

“You are just a jackass who thinks he’s a god! I don’t even think you really believe anything you’ve said to me today! Let’s take a moment to look at things the way you claim to. Despite what you may personally think, if I were to adopt your mentality, I’d say your friends deserved to die because they weren’t strong enough to protect themselves, your girlfriend deserved her very violent rape because she wasn’t strong enough to protect herself, and you deserved being abandoned as a child. After all, you couldn’t help yourself in that situation, could you?”

Dante chuckled as he smirked at George, and right then and there, George Louis completely snapped.

“You…little…shit…” he said furiously as his nose flared furiously.

Looks like a struck a few nerves, thought Dante.

“As far as I’m concerned, you’re just a selfish, power-hungry son of a bitch. Now let’s get this fight started. I don’t feel like standing around and talking all day. If you want to break down and cry because of the harsh reality of everything I just said, do that after I send your ass to hell.”

George was so furious as he spoke to Dante.

“You’re going to pay for this… You’re really going to pay! I am going to make you suffer. Do you hear me? You will not live to see another day!”

“Bring it on, Georgie!” taunted Dante, “I’ve been waiting for a one on one fight with you for a long time!”

Both Roger and Bingham possessed weapon holsters strapped to their waist, and Roger gritted his teeth as his brother reached into his own and brought out a pistol. He pointed it at him, and Roger grunted as he jumped behind a dumpster to avoid the bullets that were shot at him. He kicked the dumpster at Bingham with great force, and Bingham smirked as he swerved out of the way to avoid it. While he was in the process of swerving, he felt something sharp dig into his leg, and grunted in pain as he fell to his knees; Roger had thrown a knife at him, and it had dug into his leg.

“This doesn’t mean you’re suddenly going to get the upper hand,” said Bingham as he gritted his teeth in pain and slowly yanked the knife out of his leg, “You know what they say: don’t bring a knife to a gunfight.”

Meanwhile, Roger slyly reached into his weapon holster for a grenade.

After he pulled the knife out of his leg, Bingham charged at Roger, but stopped when Roger threw the grenade at him.

“…Damn…” he said as the grenade came closer and closer to his face.

He managed to shield his face from the blast, but he was still sent flying into the middle of the street. He managed to land on his feet, and watched as Roger charged at him.

“Why are you trying to fight with me?” asked Reed as Sot glared at him, “I wasn’t the bad guy back then! Iemo took over my brother’s body and tried to kill us!”

“You think I don’t know that?” asserted Sot angrily, “I am all too aware of that! My brother was mad, unstable and full of bloodlust, but that doesn’t mean you won’t pay for killing him!”

Reed’s eyes widened in complete shock and disbelief. He could not believe the words coming out of Sot’s mouth, and gritted his teeth as he balled up his fists. He wanted to respond to Sot’s words, but he could no longer think calmly. He was becoming extremely agitated, and his body began to shake as he thought about how Iemo had tried to kill him and Victor. Finally, he did something that was quite out of character for him: he exploded with pure rage and fury.

“Just how stupid and naïve are you? Did you not hear what I said your precious brother did to me and my brother? He plunged himself into my brother’s body! He took over his body! He tried to kill me with my brother’s body, and on top of all of that, it was his escapade that got the government so scared of my brother that they killed him!”

Reed began to walk towards Sot as he continued to speak in a ferocious tone of voice.

“I know you’re hurting because you loved your brother and cared about him, but you need to accept the fact that he died, and that he deserved to die. He was a sick of a bitch who I would love to kill a thousand times over if he were still alive! You need to leave right now, before this fight goes any further, because I'm telling you, if you decide to fight me now, despite everything I’ve told you, I will not give you the chance to flee later.”

“It doesn’t matter what you say,” began Sot, “I don’t care what he did to you. I don’t care if he took over your brother’s body and tried to kill the both of you, and I don’t care if his actions caused your brother to be executed! He was my brother, and because of you, he’s gone! You are going to pay! You will meet your end, and afterwards, I will finish you, Ukaku. Do you hear me?”

“You sound so stupid right now, you know that?” said Reed furiously, “Fine. If you want to take me on, go right ahead.”

“I will, and by the time I’m done with you, you’ll be begging me not to kill you.”

Sot crossed his arms as he looked at Reed angrily. Reed’s body was still shaking with fury, so Iemo was surprised when he suddenly stopped walking towards him, looked down at the ground and did the last thing he thought he would do: begin to laugh.

What the hell…?

Of course, he could not understand his laughter. He could not comprehend what Reed had to laugh about. Was Reed not absolutely pissed at him?

Reed’s laugh started out low and soft, but it slowly grew louder and more powerful. Iemo really had no idea what was wrong with him, and he began to look at him with a scared expression on his face.

Why does he keep laughing…?

He was truly baffled at the situation, that is, until Reed looked up from the ground and directly at him. That was when he realized why Reed was laughing. As he looked at Reed’s widened eyes and crazed smile, he realized that not only had Reed’s fury peaked, but that he had snapped, and was laughing because he was so incredibly furious!

Reed finally stopped laughing after a minute of having done so, but his widened eyes and crazy smile remained, and he looked directly at Sot, who was very much disturbed by what had just occurred.

“You fool… Who do you think you’re talking to? I’m not some inexperienced man who could not fight to save his life. I have been training with Ukaku for many years now… You don’t stand a chance.”

“Is that so? Then show me just how powerful you are in battle, so I can have the satisfaction of defeating you at your best.”

That is what Sot said, but despite such brave words, after having stared into the eyes of a truly deranged beast, he was beginning to become nervous.

What the hell is he…?

George blurred at Dante, and tried to punch hit him with a barrage of supersonic punches, but Dante parried every blow, and yelled as he hit George in the face with a punch that broke the sound barrier. George went flying through six buildings, and Dante blurred after him. He wasn’t planning on giving George any time to recover.

George managed to safely land on his feet in the street, but as soon as he landed, Dante struck him with his own barrage of supersonic punches.

“We’re equal now!” yelled Dante.

He punched him for a good fifteen seconds before he stopped, and prepared to strike him with another attack.

D…Damn it…!, thought George as he struggled to remain standing, He’s…even faster than he was before…!

“Louis!” yelled Dante as he balled up his fists.

No!

Dante yelled as he hit George with a powerful lariat that sent him crashing to the ground.

A lariat…thought George as he panted in pain, This annoyance really has gotten better…but nobody can defeat me. He’s not the only one who has obtained more power.

Dante’s eye widened in surprise when he saw George close his eyes.

“I’m a god,” said George with a smirk, “You cannot defeat me. This is your last chance to surrender.”

Dante raised his foot and positioned it over George’s head.

“Despite what you think, I’m ending this! Now!”

Dante was about to stomp on George’s head, but George’s hands grabbed his foot and stopped him from doing so. Dante looked at George in surprise, and was even more surprised when he noticed that George’s body was now enveloped in a red aura. Dante grunted as he freed his foot from George’s grasp and stepped back a few feet.

“How are you doing that?” he said in shock as George stood up, “I doubt you’re on good terms with your spirit, considering that fact that it gave Roger some of its power during your fight with him, so how are you accessing its power like this? Better yet, how have you been able to use your spirit’s power at all?”

Using his newfound speed, George charged at Dante, grabbed him by the head, and slammed him headfirst onto the ground with strength Dante couldn’t believe.

He smirked at Dante as he watched Dante hold his head and scream in pain.

“I’m taking its power using sheer will power,” said George with a smirk as Dante got back on his feet and jumped several feet away.

Blood slid down the side of Dante’s head, and he grunted as he held his head.

My body should be a lot more resistant to blows like that… What is happening here?


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