|Ethan Pow's Story
Author: EthanPow PM
If you where given a second chance to change everything? Given powers and able to speak to souls? leap from worlds, would you? Ethan Pow is a person that becomes a Drakeal, a powerful creature with a crystalline brain with many abilities. Even with this power he can't undo everything.. people will be lost, he only wants peace. Is that so hard to ask for?Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,333 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 07-31-12 - Published: 07-22-12 - id: 3044054
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Recap: A nuke was launched inside America soil by a terrorist madman, Killing Millions but some are revived as others are unable to be saved. Ethan pushed his limits trying to save everyone.
Chapter 2: Energy Cycles
Each creature, linked to its universe is an important part of it. A creature boundless to any universe is only important to itself. Laws of that universe will judge how that creature can operate within their realm. Freedom of limits is a dangerous thing. Having that power needs to be controlled, If misused can destroy everything.
I got up from my rest, I noticed I was still in the military base I was in.
"So it wasn't a dream." I stated getting up in pain. "I can't keep doing this if a nuke goes off."
Dexter was there, he was in my full body red jacket with gold trimmings. There was a mirror, I saw myself. I was much taller than I was, Blonde hair than my normal brown, Teal eyes that seemed to give off a glow when I was looking.
Dexter looked at me and seemed to be disappointed. At what I couldn't tell.
"So, Its clear that I am still mortal, I can still die if I have pain." I said, still feeling my body triggering off small pain all over. What I did yesterday seriously over did it.
He placed his paw on my leg, and tried to smile.
"I really need to find a way to communicate with you." I suggested to dexter as he nodded.
Words are meaningless without a medium in which their thought can be transferred.
I snapped as my eyes seemed to out focus into blackness as I moved without thinking to dexter's head some sparks hit his head and made him freeze then fall. With a few barks I could understand him.
"(Whats the big idea!, What did I do?)" Dexter jumped back and barked. It seems he could project to me in a telepathic matter.
"I have no idea what I just did... wait a moment, I heard you in my mind." I was surpised.
"(Wait a moment, you can understand me?, Alpha Gamma Beta Beta?)" Dexter tested.
"Alpha gamma beta beta." I confirmed Dexter jaw dropped, "It seems I made it so you can communicate to me... I still don't know why. It though thought."
"(So... I can talk to you in your mind.)" Dexter said.
"It seems so, damn my hand is hurting more." I stated.
"(Well the pain is worth it, out of the people you saved.. its good you did something then let them die.)" Dexter stated.
I started to move again it seemed the pain was going away, "At least I tried, I am sure the rest of them I can't save now." I grunted in anger punching a wall, which didn't help with the pain as I pulled the fist back.
"(Not your fault they are in that place to begin with.)" Dexter reasoned.
"Your right, but that doesn't mean they deserve to die." I grunted again but more laid back.
A knock came at the door, I told them to come in, It was the General. He seemed happy to see me awake.
"Nice to see you awake, I was starting to worry..." General Cox exclaimed.
"Sorry to interrupt, but has the bodies been handled... I won't be able to save anymore... Still in constant pain from what I did." I stated.
"I see, the people you couldn't save will be handled by the medical department. They families if any will be notified... I also have this to give you." Cox informed as he showed me a folder it was filled with a good amount of paperwork. "Its what we know of the terrorist, he was working under the radar for decades now. Acting like a environmentalist to get to country and keeping nature alive. His name is Paul Yenus. When we got some messages from sources of his actions, he acted once he noticed us." Cox added.
I started to look at his record, It seemed like he was a well made man for his goals in life. Many rewards, nothing to trigger this action.
"Its almost like he changed instantly, Its sad a man of great talent would do something so deadly." I wondered.
"(If its like he snapped.)" Dexter added.
"If you need anything let me know. I will be on base if you need me." Cox said heading to the door.
"I do have something I need." I asked as the general stopped. "I need a driver's license and the fastest wheels you got. There is someone I need to see... it make sure he is alive."
"I will see what I can do... it will take a a few hours." Cox answered as he left.
I laid back down, as Dexter wondered, "(Who is this person you need to see? A friend of yours?)"
I moved my arm over my eyes, throwing the folder of the terrorist on a desk. "My brother..." I stated, "...since he was near the blast zone I want to make sure he is alive." as I drifted to sleep.
Good and Evil, Light and Dark, even shades of gray. Balance is the key, you can't be too weak and you can't be too strong. Lines fall in place, the doorway will be unlocked. Time is ticking, you better catch up.
I opened my eyes as Dexter was sleeping at my feet, it was about midnight now. The base was still on full duty to get the bodies organized and handed by their families or buried. I could hear the activity outside, I got up and placed on my jacket and hat, picking up dexter and placing him in the large pocket in the jacket I head out of the room, it seems a officer was there to see when I woke up.
"Sir... I am here to bring you to general cox when you awake." He saluted.
"Ok, lets got then." I agreed.
We went out of the barracks and to another building not far, it was a short walk there. It seemed that the general was still up drinking coffee handling reports. I walked in as he dismissed some of his staff.
"Oh, Captain Pow, you finally up... this is what you requested, the car is outside in the parking lot its a white Lamborghini Reventon, I like to add that this is no normal car, Its much more powerful and light metal, its so expensive that my own salary won't be able to cover it, consider it a gift. You pretty much saved a lot of lives and saved trillions in damages." General Cox grinned.
"Good... That... pretty amazing. I will be heading out then, If all is good I will have a person that will be assisting me in handling Paul Yenus." I stated, "A brother of mine, he was a soldier in iraq."
"Well, so far all bases are on full alert, keeping everything locked down and most airports have limited the air traffic." General Cox told me, "You will have some time to get this brother of yours."
"Thank you, I will return." I said.
"God speed Captain." Cox saluted.
I head out to see my Lamborghini Reventon outside, dexter poped his head out of the pocket in the jacket and his eyes wide.
"(Is... that your car?, Did the general give you a car that about more than Million dollars atleast?)" Dexter asked in shocked.
"Yep, a custom Lamborghini Reventon, It has some changes that might surprise you." I said as I open the door as Dexter jumped to the passenger seat.
"(I am so going to enjoy this ride.)" Dexter glee at the thought.
I entered the car as a folder was there, I opened it and there was a credit card in my name and a ID card with my photo and extra military info.
"Its official I am a captain of the Special Defense Unit" I said as I placed the cards in my wallet, and closed the door.
I got the keys and turned on the engine, the sound was wonderful. As the radio started it started to play Saliva Ladies and Gentlemen I got my seat belt on as well for Dexter.
"(So... you know how to drive right?)" Dexter asked.
"Some what." As I shifted to first gear.
"(Some what... oh dear)" Dexter stated worried with a paw over his head.
I got out of the parking spot and head off at a slow speed, I got to the gate, once I was clear I took off getting into third gear pretty quickly. Getting on the highway I headed to the place where my brother should be. Getting at speed, about 30 higher than the speed limit but the highways are pretty empty. I got to where I wanted, slowing down and parking. Dexter came out of the car, there was a few bodies, one was my brother, it seemed he was trying to get the other safe but he was too late. The radiation killed them.
I quickly checked if there was any bodies essence walking around, I noticed a strong spirit not far, It was laying on the grass.
"I am dead... I hope everyone else I care for is safe. Ethan could be fine... " The spirit stopped making sense after that. He wasn't paying attention to me.
'His body would be long gone... unless' I grabbed him which got his attention.
"What is... there no, let me go!" He shouted.
"And let you die brother, not a chance, If I have to pull you into your body to live again I will." I stated.
"Ethan, is not here, You are blind!" He said as much I could make out.
"Your death is not fair, your revenge and justice must be made together." I pulled his spirit into a crystal.
"Then prove it." He said.
Once the essence was in a new crystal I placed it into the body and started to get him alive.. soon his body made a energy shock around it, the crystal was overtaking the brain of the body. It was quickly back alive as he was starting to breathe again, his eyes opened.
"Ethan... is that really you?" He was weak when he said it but started to get energy to move, I reached out my hand to help him stand up.
"Yes, its me, I need your help. Under the authority of the United states Military, I am enlisting you again. Your codename will be Exodus, as far anyone knows your past life is dead. You will be assisting me directing to find the madman that caused this disaster." I said to him as he got up and standing, his hair turned silver and eyes where red.
He is your Exodus, If your not careful, he will be the savior and the ruin of many worlds you come across.
"When did you get the Authority of the United States Military?" Exodus asked.
"When I removed the radiation and saved over many lives that where considered lost. I have the rank of captain and abilities I gotten you will be able to do soon. I need your help, I need someone I can trust." I said.
"Trust? Like you trust me." He laughed.
"Trust you enough to revive you and give you a second chance at life. Remember EXODUS, you work under me so we can get some justice handled." I informed him, "I think that deserves some respect."
"Very well, If we are working together, I am not calling you sir." he agreed with a grunt.
"That's fine with me, also I will state, don't do anything stupid with those powers of yours." I stated.
I grabbed him and forced him to the ground in a second, Dexter got into the car to hide. "One thing I will add BROTHER, I am not the little brother you could take advantage of, If I have too, I will beat the SHIT out of you like you stated you would do to me when I got out of line." I said, I was not happy with him nor would I step down to him anymore. This shocked him and made him laugh.
"Good, That's what I wanted, a brother that fought back!" Exodus laughed.
"If I have to fight you, I could kill you in the process. The life in the past is over, if you can't change that, I will remove your powers and move on, this is a once in a lifetime deal." I was serious and angry.
Exodus sighed, "How would that make me a better big brother if I don't. I can't have you have all the fun."
"Now, get the hell into my car." I stated.
"Touche, maybe you need to chill." Exodus suggested with a chuckle.
We got in the car and Dexter jumped into the back. Getting in I started the car, taking off.
"Now, since I know your well aware with all military setup, my orders are final. You might have power you even dreamed of but if your not careful your existance will end and I won't be able to change it."I warned.
Exodus stayed quiet, even with my hazard driving and crazy jumps.
"So since I haven't seen you around." Exodus stated.
"I haven't been around you because you piss me off, you take advantage of me with my laid back life style." I replied.
"You where a weakling, now that you have powers, why need me?" Exodus asked.
"Maybe I need someone insane to track down another insane person." I insulted exodus as we got to the military base, I pulled out my Military ID.
"Go ahead sir." The gate guard stated allowing us to pass.
"(So he is a work of art?)" Dexter joked to me, which made me chuckle.
"Whats so funny Ethan." Exodus snapped at me.
"That your a real piece of art, specially being my brother." I said as we exited, Dexter hopped into my jacket pocket.
"Whats that your wife." Exodus Grinned.
"(Can I bite him?)" Dexter asked.
"A creature that has a higher IQ than you Exodus." I burned Exodus.
"I see we finally going to get along for once." Exodus said.
We walked in and saw that General Cox wasn't there, but his assistant.
"Ah, Captain Ethan, who is this?" She asked.
"Exodus, he will be helping me track down Paul and bring him to Justice." I stated which made Exodus laugh.
"Justice, how funny, this man going to be killed on sight." Exodus stated.
"I am sorry but he is on the money, we want dead than alive." The assistant added.
"This is a good reason that you brought me along Ethan, you might get yourself killed with your mindset." Exodus finished.
"You can Shut up, What do you know about his location." I asked.
"There is a plane to get you last place he was." She handed me a folder with further details. "Except a large resistance, about 120 manned force."
"Who helps a person like him?" I asked.
"People that care less, Get paid and go underground." Exodus answered.
We started to head out as the plane as almost ready to head out. Exodus behaving himself we started our travel to the target zone. Other than the pilot and co-pilot and another soldier the plane was empty. Exodus seemed to fall asleep and I was clearly not going to be tired when we got to the location.
Brothers have powerful Bonds, Maybe your choice was right. Watch out, sometimes trust can go so far.
There was a blast as we woke up. A alert was called as shots where thrown at the plane.. they had some good hardware, but not good enough aim.
"Get armed Exodus..." I ordered as he got a vest on, and some weapons. I head to the pilot to inform them. "Get out of here, we will take it form here, don't be heros."
"Roger, turning around now..." Pilot agreed.
Me and Exodus where ready to jump. I didn't have a parachute but he did.
"Like you going to land on the ground and not get hurt." Exodus warned.
"Just get going, I got this." I stated.
"Ok...SIR." He jumped out as I followed suit.
"(What the hell are you DOING!)" Dexter tensed up. "(OHMYGODIDONTWANTTODIE!)"
Before I got close to the ground I used my energy to project form my hands and feet to slow down my landing and make it safety on the ground.
"Ugh, show off." Exodus grunted as he pulled out a anti-tank gun and fired at one of the sites.
I was making my way to another site that was close by. Dexter passed out form the fall, the men on the site where not paying attention whats around them. I walked up and punched one of them down and stole his pistol. A fire fight started as I quickly took them out one by one. One got behind me but got shot from Exodus which just landed on the ground.
"Your getting behind!, I am already ahead of you by 30 kills." Exodus taunted.
"We are not making a game of peoples lives!" I shouted.
"Once they help kill off their own kind in mass they stop being human." Exodus reasoned.
"Like that one time you wanted to place in a implant that would kill everyone in the world when you died... really much a difference." I reminded.
"It was a good idea..." Exodus smiled shrugging.
We got in one of their tanks that seemed to be stolen from a nearby military base that had the nuke.
"I saw their base was north from here about 30 miles." Exodus stated as I started to drive.
"(So... What did I miss.)" Dexter asked recovering from shock.
It wasn't long til we got some resistance, Exodus went out on top and using his rifle and started to protect the tank. I used the screens to use the main cannon on the tank.
"Oh come on, leave some targets for me!" Exodus exclaimed.
"Not a chance." I responded.
Almost half way there til we ran into some tanks.
"Get on the loader Exodus and fire the gun, I will have to focus on us from getting killed." I commanded which Exodus got and loaded the gun and took control of it. Taking out one of the many tanks out there.
One shot came and hit us slightly but it didn't damaged the tank as I quickly reacted and used some of my energy to repel the shell from the hostile tank.
"Fire!" Exodus exclaimed as he hit one of the tanks but it only blasted one of the tracks off.
"Oh you can do better than that Exodus." I mocked his shot.
"At least they can't move for this shot." Exodus said as he shot the cannon again after loading it making the tank blast into many pieces.
"We got more coming from the east." I informed.
"(Was it a good idea coming along.)" Dexter added, but his thoughts where on death ears as another shot was fired from our tank sending another to its death.
"Another down." Exodus exclaimed.
"I only see 2 left, and we about 10 miles from objective." I stated.
A shot hit us and taking a part of our tank, I wasn't able to repel the projectle soon enough but we still able to move. Exodus took out another tank.
"Go to Hell..." Exodus stated as he pulled the trigger Blasting the last tank in our sights.
"(Well he seemed in his element.)" Dexter added.
"We are almost there." I informed everyone.
It wasn't long it we got to their base... it was deep in the Northwest forest. A few RPGs thrown at us but missed.
"Lets get out they will hit us." I exclaimed as we jumped out of the tank a RPG hit the tank as it was still moveing to their base and exploded at the wall. Exodus tossed me a pistol as I quickly loaded it.
"There is about 30 of them to what I can see." Exodus informed me.
"We might need to hurry, If they have another nuke being armed in that cave." I suggested.
Exodus dodged slightly and fire at a sniper. I used my hand to repel any bullet at me and taking a few shots. Some of them got lucky and got us off guard which only where cuts on the skin which started to heal quickly.
"15 left." Exodus grinned, as we where half way to the entrance.
"7 left" as I turned and shot a few in the head then continued.
We got to the door which it seemed that another missile was being placed together.
"Grah, It seems my visitors have arrived.. So sorry that my welcoming committee didn't give you a tour but I must begin the party" Paul stated as he pushed a button and a timer started. "It my not be powerful to cleanse the world of its impurty but it will take you along was us." He paused as Exodus shot him in the head, instantly killing him.
"Damn it Exodus how are we going to stop the nuke now?" I asked in anger.
"Like he going to stop the nuke." Exodus stated.
I ran up to the controls, the where all off and the controller has no way to stop it. I looked at the hole the the cave the storms where getting much worse.
Then you must find your solution. This nuke can't do much damage underground.
Quickly I used my abilities to pull focus of the lightning to hit my location, giving me a painful boost in energy that I used to open a large hole in the ground... It was very deep about 20 miles straight down. Then kicking the missile into the whole hit triggered the payload. I went ahead and contined the explosion inside the cave, also disbursing the waves of radiation and force in the hole I made. Soon a light glowed form me and expended outward.. then it seemed to be pulled somehere with Exodus and Dexter. It felt like a major wind storm, Dexter was still in my pocket.
"Brother! Take my hand!" I shouted to Exodus as our hand hold on for a few moments as we lost the grip... once that happened the light went black, I got tired and fell asleep.
Your world is safe, maybe in time they will find the peace they are longing for... Your next adventure will begin.
Exodus is now about... being the crazy person he is, he might be a problem for the places he goes too. Ethan has left earth thought a portal, in belief he saved his world.