The Hero Of Light

The vibrant light finally stopped shining in Jakel's eyes. He slowly opened them, wondering what he was going to see. To his shock, absolutely nothing happened. He looked around the shrine, no change of scenery or anything. He wondered in confusion why the statue he touched just started to glow randomly.

"Something doesn't feel right." He thought to himself. He began to examine the room throughly, but to his surprise, everything was the same. "Was this the way to Heaven, or am I still on Earth?" He turned towards the entrance, but all he could see outside was a white light. He shrugged his shoulders. "I guess there's only one way to find out." He said to himself, walking outside. He covered his eyes with his arm. The light just became unbearable. Walking deeper outside, the light soon started to dim down, until it was completely gone. Jakel moved his arm and once again opened his eyes. What he saw, was unbelievable.

Jakel made it into Heaven, and he could only watch in awe. Angels flew around, clouds were everywhere, the very ground he was standing on was a cloud. "Wow," he said aloud. "I can't believe i'm actually in Heaven."

"Hello there young one," a voice called out. "I've been expecting you."

Jakel, startled, turned towards the source of the sound. Yet no one was there. "Hello?" he called out. "Is anyone there?"

"Yes," the voice called out again. "Come back inside."

Jakel was relucent to go at first, but what would go wrong? He was in Heaven after all. He wasted no time returning to the shrine. He ran there, meeting a figure that resembled the statue in the room.

"Hi there," he said. "Nice to meet you."

Jakel took a good look at who he was facing. He certainly didn't look normal. He was much taller than Jakel, and his most defining feature was a cross, tattooed right on his head.

"..." There was an awkward silence.

"Is something wrong?" The mysterious figure asked Jakel.

"Ummm... what's with the funny looking mark on your forehead?"

The man became really angry and defensive at this remark. "You little brat! Don't you show any respect!? It is not funny looking!"

Jakel's ear were ringing. "Was it something I said?"

"Hmpph! I'll just cut to the chase. You were informed by a man named Raiyo about how to get here, correct?"

"Yes, that's my master."

"Do you know exactly why you're here?"

Jakel nodded. "To train for the upcoming demon invasion."

"You catch on pretty quickly. Now, do you know who will train you?"

Jakel scratched the back of his head. "Now that you mention it, I never thought about it."

"Well, your looking at your temporary master."

"..."

"What's the problem?"

"You can't be my master, you look like a comic book character."

The man became furious now. He growled a little. "Once the training starts, I can't wait to shut you up. I am your new master, The Exorcist."

"I rest my case."

"What do you mean?"

"Come on. You look ridiculous, your name is stupid, you're like a rejected comic book character. Also, you don't really look strong enough to be anyone's master." Jakel chuckled a little.

The Exorcist glared at Jakel. "So, you don't think i'm strong, is that it?"

"Actually... yea."

"Well then, I have a surprise for you." The Exorcist's cross on his forehead began glowing.

Jakel couldn't stop staring at it. "What the-"

The Exorcist cocked his head backwards. "HOLY HEADBUTT OF JUSTICE!"

He flung his head forward, causing his forehead to meet with Jakel's with a hard impact. Jakel flew across the room, and slammed through a wall, landing outside.

The Exorcist sweat dropped. "Whoops, I guess I used to much power."

After about one or two minutes, Jakel finally got up, and he wasn't happy. "What the heck man," he yelled out while flailing his arms. "What was that for!?"

"That'll teach you not to rely on someone's looks. I can't believe someone like you is gonna be known as the Hero of Light."

"The Hero of Light?"

"Come with me to the training grounds, i'll explain everything as we walk."

The Exorcist led Jakel out of the shrine, and began making their way to the training grounds.

"Oh, I forgot to introduce myself," Jakel said. "My name's Ja-"

"Jakel."

Jakel was confused. "How do you know my name?"

"Jakel, i've been watching over you for a very long time. The Hero of Light is a title given to the one who prevents the Day of Reckoning from being successful. And you are possibly the next one in line."

"I don't think i'm ready to face any demons yet."

"And that's why i'm here, to prepare you for that day. You were supposed to be up here earlier."

"Yea, but I got into a fight with a demon, and was injured for three months ."

"Then we have no time to lose." The two reached the training grounds, and The Exorcist stopped Jakel in his tracks.

"All right Jakel, our first training session, I need you to concentrate on your light aura."

Jakel scratched his head. "Huh?"

"If you want stand a chance against even a single demon, your gonna have to learn to harness the good in your heart into attacks. Now concentrate!"

"Right." Jakel took his fighting stance and began to concentrate. He was in deep thought. Soon the cloud they were standing on began to shake. Jakel began yelling, feeling a surge of power move through his body. Then, screaming at the top of his lungs, a blue aura appeared around Jakel. "T-This power, it feels amazing!"

"Now! Strike me!"

Jakel rushed at The Exorcist, preparing to punch him. He clenched his fist as he approached him, and started the motion, but then, something happened. Jakel's blue aura disappeared, cause him to stop in his tracks.

"..."

"Hahahahahaha!" The Exorcist laughed. "I guess you need more practice."

Jakel's face was red with anger and embarrassment.

The Exorcist's facial expression immediately changed from smiling to a stern look. "Alright than, we have a lot of work to do, and we can't afford to lose any time."

"Right, i'll train nonstop until i've become strong enough. I'll give it everything I got."