|The Legend of a Fighter
Author: SlashDrag0n PM
"A summary? Well, I guess for the first few months: 'I fell off a building, I met some weird people, I trained with dangerous weapons and magic, one of my friends got bitten by an evil snake from another world, I walked for ages with one of the most annoying people I've met in my life, talked to an old guy about apples and saved my friends life. Good enough for you?"Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 34 - Words: 59,360 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 04-26-13 - Published: 12-07-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3080908
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This is the second time I've tried to upload this document. Stupid computer! Anyway, sorry it's so short, the next one is much longer. Enjoy the chapter!
I shook Jake awake and, with an amount of telepathic effort, woke Luke up too. They both readied their weapons as the lion continued to stare at us. It looked wary, but seemed too hungry to lose its potential meal. It prowled towards us, eyes gleaming. They were like the snake's; the entirety of the eye was glowing in one colour; a luminous green. I guessed that the lion was also created by magic. It didn't emit the same kind of evil aura that the snake had, but it still looked dangerous. It blinked slowly. And then it pounced.
Its heavy paws fell open my shoulders. I fell to the ground under its weight. It pinned me down and opened its mouth as though to rip out my throat. A few seconds later, it howled and jumped off me. It had a large gash on its back and Ryuu was dripping blood. Jake pulled me to my feet and then readied the axe again.
"Luke, try to distract it. You're the fastest. Mabel, stay back. You're hurt."
I looked down and saw that I had two lines of claw marks on my shoulders. I didn't know how I hadn't noticed but, now that I had, they began to burn painfully. I nodded and stepped back. Even so, I held Sora up in front of me just in case the lion went after me again.
Luke dashed forwards, a dagger in each hand. He swiped at the lion's face but jumped back as it swiped back. His agility surprised me. He was, indeed, very fast, and was jumping and leaping with surprising grace. He lured the lion away so that its back was facing Jake. He ran forwards and swung his axe towards its back. Before it struck, however, the lion turned and leapt towards him. Jake was thrown to the ground and, when he tried to get up, winced and held his forearm. There was a large, bloody, gash down his arm. He struggled to his feet, but was unable to wield Ryuu with one hand. He held out his other hand and shot a burst of flame at the lion. It turned to him and opened its mouth. The bolt of fire went straight in, and it swallowed it. After a few seconds, its eyes went red. As Luke ran towards it, it turned towards him and opened its mouth again. A blast of fire erupted from its maw, and Luke only just managed to avoid it. Instead, he shot a blast of electricity at it. It didn't react, but its eyes went purple. As few seconds later, it turned to me and I felt a shockwave through me, like I was being electrocuted. I dimly saw Jake shot another bolt of fire at it and the pain vanished. Its eyes were red again.
"Stop it! Stop using magic!" I struggled to my feet. "It's absorbing it. Every time we use magic it absorbs it and uses that element."
Luke rolled his eyes as though he'd already noticed. Jake looked shocked and worried.
"So it can use fire magic right now?" In reply, the lion shot a bolt of fire at him. It didn't hurt him, but answered his question. "Then how do we beat it?"
The lion had stopped attacking us. It paced in a circle; we'd trapped it between the three of us. It looked slightly greyer than before. And it didn't seem quite as hungry.
"I don't think we need to. Hang on." I summoned a small ball of air in my palm. Jake looked worried that it might explode again, but, for some reason, I knew it wouldn't. Cautiously I walked towards the lion. It blinked slowly at me, and then looked at my outstretched hand. It took a few steps towards me, and then stopped. I held Sora ready in my hand, just in case my theory proved wrong.
The lion reached out and sniffed my hand. It then opened its mouth and closed it around the ball of air. A few seconds later its eyes had turned white and it licking my hand. Its tongue was rough and pink, which looked odd due to the lion's appearance despite its normality.
Jake walked over cautiously. "What's it doing?"
Luke too approached the lion. "I think its looking for food."
Jake looked worried. "Mabel, be careful. It might attack you."
I smiled. "It won't. It doesn't eat people. It eats magic." To confirm my point, I summoned another burst of air. The lion swallowed it, and then resumed its licking of my hand. I sheathed my sword, now certain that I was in no danger. Jake approached and also held out his hand. He lit a small fire in it and the lion immediately turned to him and started licking his hand, its eyes now red. In a few moments we were all offering our hands to it.
As it ate, I noticed that its colour began to lighten. It turned from black to grey and, eventually, white. Its eyes flashed a multitude of colours as it swapped between us. But, eventually, it stopped and stepped back. Its eyes were purple as it was Luke that had received the last hand lick. It turned away from us and padded away. A few seconds later, it broke into a run. It accelerated quickly and was soon running so fast that it was nearly breaking the sound barrier. It then vanished from sight.
The lion is another thing that just appeared randomly without planning. And even when it first appeared I planned for them to kill it. And then I ended up writing that it didn't get killed.
Also, two things about, and from, my editor/sister. One, I found the cover picture she thought I'd lost in a pile of her drawings. So you'll get that soon (possibly). Also, none of you will remember but ages ago I said that she didn't edit my chapter because I wouldn't help her make ice cream. She wants you to know that wasn't true.
This week has seemed really short. Which means that I'll have to write more because my chapter reserves are running low.
Anyway, enjoy the rest of your day/week/year/life!
This is slashDrag0n, signing off!
P.s. This stirfry tastes like peppers...I hate peppers!