Two Worlds Collide
Jakel glared at his demonic opponent. "What exactly are you planning? What's a demon doing up here on Earth?"
"Wouldn't you like to know?" The demon chuckled. "I guess I can share a few secrets with you, considering you'll die anyway." He approached Jakel with a grin on his face. Jakel immediately jumped back into a stance.
"You're looking at one of Hell's finest. Next in line for the royal family."
"Royal family?" Jakel asked. "So Hell is like a kingdom?"
"In a way it is. It's ruled by a king, who just happens to be my father, the legendary King Darkanos! And I am his prodigal son,Prince Darkanos!"
"So, you're a prince? Nice to meet you. I'm Jakel!" Jakel grinned.
"This isn't a friendly little introduction!" Prince Darkanos snapped. "I don't give a damn about your name!"
"Hmph!" Jakel grunted. "No need to be rude about it." After his little antic, Jakel was ready to get serious again. "So if you're a prince, what brings you up here? Shouldn't you be down there? Doing prince stuff?"
"I'm glad you asked." Prince Darkanos replied smugly. "You see, my dad is a bit power hungry. Not even a year after he started reigning over Hell, he tried to enslave Earth under demon rule. You can probably guess how that turned out. I'm just simply here to finish the job."
Jakel stared him down. "And you really think we're just gonna let you?"
"I don't know. That's why it's just me. Consider this as "scoping out" this place. Sort of like a test."
"Yes, a test for your life!" Prince Darkanos immediately went into a dash, striking Jakel in the face and sending him reeling.
Jakel caught himself, stopping himself short of hitting a nearby tree. "What power!" Jakel thought to himself before the demon prince came in for another attack. With a heavy fist, Prince Darkanos struck Jakel in his stomach, pinning him against the tree with enough force to snap it in half.
"Get up human. That wasn't even a taste of my power." The prince boasted. "If this is what I can expect, I'm sorta disappointed in my father."
"Damn! I feel like my guts are on fire!" Jakel thought as he slowly got back up to his feet.
"What's wrong? Done already?" Prince Darkanos chuckled.
"Nope. Now, I'm ready." Jakel got back up and immediately got in a stance. "I'd be dumb to just charge at you aimlessly. And now I know how strong you are. Think of it as my way of "scoping" out."
"Don't test me mortal." Prince Darkanos barked. "I could kill you without even breaking a sweat."
"You're strong, but it'll take a lot more than that to finish me off."
"You really think you can stand a chance? I guess I'll just have to show you my full power!"
"Boys! I've made it back!" Raiyo called out as he entered his dojo. The fist thing he noticed upon entering was Josh getting knocked into a wall. "Sparring with Darek I see?"
"Against my will." Josh said, looking completely shook up.
"Aw come on. It's good practice." Darek chuckled as he pried his friend from the wall. "For me at least."
"Why didn't you spar with Jakel?" Raiyo pondered. "He seemed so into." Raiyo took a look around the room. "Speaking of Jakel, where is he? He didn't go to his room already, did he?"
"He went go take a walk. He should be back by now though." Darek scratched the back of his head. "I don't know. He seemed pretty pissed about you not being able to see him fight."
"Oh boy." Raiyo said with a little worry in his voice.
"What's wrong Master?" Josh asked.
"I think Jakel got himself into something. You know he has a knack for getting into trouble. Why don't you two go check up on him?"
"Huh? For what? Jakel can take care of himself." Darek replied.
"I know, but I got a bad feeling. Just telling him I'll be making dinner soon. That should send him racing for home." Raiyo chuckled.
Darek sighed. "Alright, whatever you say. Come on Josh." Darek motioned for Josh to follow him, while opening the door and heading outside.
"Right behind ya." Josh replied. "I just hope Jakel didn't do anything stupid. You know, I'm getting sick of bailing him out of trouble.
"You don't think I feel the same way?" Darek said with a grin on his face. "Jakel's a pain in the ass, but what are we gonna do about it?"
Jakel and the evil Prince Darkanos continued their battle. It was at a stalemate as the two stared each other down, panting heavily.
"Well human, I'm impressed." Prince Darkanos proclaimed. "I didn't expect to get this out of you."
"Like I said, it'll take a lot more to finish me." Jakel replied, clenching his fist.
"Well let's what it'll take." Both fighters rushed each other and attacked with rapid fire jabs, their fists parrying each blow. As the pummel duel played out, Jakel was able to find a hole in Prince Darkanos' defense.
With a heavy strike, Jakel was able to push Prince Darkanos back and create some distance. As the demon prince staggered back, Jakel followed up with a devastating kick combo, ending with a launching kick to the chest.
Darkanos flew back, smashing his back against a tree. Jakel then went in for another follow up, but Darkanos retorted with an elbow to his face. "You are really starting to piss me off!" Darkanos screamed as a black aura engulfed him, shaking the ground as he began to psyche out Jakel.
"W-what the hell?!" Jakel shouted out. "I gotta stop this!" Jakel dashed forward, ready to throw out an attack. Though without any effort, Darkanos was able to push back Jakel with just sheer energy.
"Did you hear that?" Josh asked as he and Darek reached the forest.
"Of course I did." Darek replied. "You don't think it's Jakel though, do you?" Just then, trees began getting snapped in half, left and right. "What the hell..." Darek tried to get a look at what was the source of the event, but falling trees easily obscured his vision.
"Hey! Watch it!" They could hear a familiar voice call out. "Back off!" Suddenly Jakel came bursting through, with Prince Darkanos following close behind.
"What the hell is that thing!?" Darek exclaimed.
"Hey! Jakel! Don't bring that thing to us!" Josh pleaded.
"This guy is bad news!" Jakel stated, getting next to his friends. "He's a demon! And he's looking to take over Earth!"
"Jakel...are you okay?" Josh asked. He probably thought Jakel was nuts, but looking back at the attacker, he could see he wasn't dealing with a human.
"Aw, what's this? Got some friends?" Prince Darkanos spoke, with his demonic aura still around him. "What a shame. Three's a crowd you know."
"You're through now!" Jakel shouted out with a sudden boost of confidence. "If I was able to keep up with you, just think with three of us can do now! There's no way you can win!"
Prince Darkanos frown. "Fighting three of you would be rather annoying. I guess I should retreat, but not before I leave you with a parting gift." Surrounded in darkness, Prince Darkanos suddenly disappeared.
"W-what?! Where'd he go!" Josh exclaimed, completely freaked out.
Jakel and Darek stood in a stance, ready for anything to happen. Well almost anything. Instantly, Prince Darkanos reappeared in front of Jakel with a smug smirk. Instinctively, Jakel through a punch at him, but the prince grabbed his fist and gave a hard squeeze. Then, with a hard and furious chop, the Prince struck Jakel's arm.
"AHHHHHH!" Jakel yelped out in pain. He fell down and clutched his now limp arm.
"Jakel!" Darek and Josh said in unison. Josh went to aid his friend, but Darek angrily stared down Prince Darkanos.
"I should kill you." Darek coldly stated.
"But you can't. Just be glad I didn't decide to kill him." Prince Darkanos chuckled. "In fact, why don't we turn this into a game? I'll return here in a year to invade this pitiful planet, but if someone can somehow beat me, I'll go quietly."
"Oh yea? Well you're on!" Jakel shouted out, getting back up to his feet. "Just you wait! Come back a year and I'll be a completely new person! I'm gonna train hard just to kick your ass!"
Prince Darkanos chuckled at the statement. "Good luck mortal. You're gonna need it." Shrouding himself in shadows again, Prince Darkanos once again disappeared.
Josh sighed. "Man, how do we tell Master Raiyo about this?"
"Don't worry about that right now!" Darek barked. "We should hurry and get Jakel to a doctor, quick!"