By Jacob Coles, Northern House School
Chapter 10: Siege
WE SOON found a building surrounded by guards and watchtowers. “What do we do?” I asked. “Kestrel should take out the watch towers with his steel feathers, then we can get closer,” Decided Lila.
“Okay, let’s do it,” Said Kestrel excitedly.
So Kestrel shot his feathers at the watchtowers killing or incapacitating the guards and we moved closer.
Then I had an idea, I saw what looked like a guard house. I figured that because of the amount of guards going in and out, so I made a voidsphere and put way, way more energy than normal in it and threw it.
On contact with the building it exploded completely destroying the guard house. “What the hell are you doing?” hissed Lila.
“I made a diversion so we could get inside.” I explained.
“But now they know someone’s attacking,” Informed Kestrel.
“Oh I didn’t think of that,” I said feeling a bit stupid, “anyway let’s go while the guards are distracted.”
So off we went through one of the doors, we found ourselves in a maze of corridors with little to no idea where to go.
“If we can’t find our way through the corridors why not get rid of them?” I suggested.
“Okay, unless anyone else has a better idea?” agreed Lila with a sigh.
I made another void-sphere and melted the walls as we headed towards the centre.
As we were running we heard screams.
So without even stopping for conversation we headed towards them then as the dust cleared from melting the final wall, we saw people in chains working in what looked like mines.
“I just realised where we are,” said Lila, “it’s an Alonian slave camp, terrible people the Alonians are. They work as assassins for hire or slave drivers.”
“So what are we going to do?” I asked.
“We kill them,” ordered Lila in a rare moment of rage. Something told me that Lila had dealt with them before.
So we came up with a plan, Kestrel would capture a guard for questioning later while me and Lila kill the guards and free the slaves.
I watched as Kestrel hid in one of the mines many tunnels and when a guard walked past he grabbed them. “Kestrel’s captured the guard.” I whispered to Lila.
Suddenly a new guard ran from one of the adjacent corridors screaming “We’re under attack!”
“Our covers blown, so just attack,” Ordered Lila. So we charged, I drew my sword and plunged it into the first guard’s chest and as I pulled it out it made sickening cracking noise.
And I realised my blade was dripping with void-energy and it was melting the guards body.
Chapter 11: Transformation
THEN the pain started, an agonising burning in every inch of my being.
Then Lila noticed and shouted to Kestrel, “Cover Mark he’s transforming to his demonic state.” Instantly Kestrel flew over and started shooting the guards. “You okay?” he asked.
“It hurts.” I growled. Soon a massive black void-sphere grew around me. Then after what Kestrel later said was about ten minutes, the void-sphere dissolved.
“Lila, come make Mark a celestial mirror,” Shouted Kestrel.
So Lila made a mirror of celestial energy and I instantly noticed that I looked very different than from before.
The whites of my eyes were black and my eyes were red instead of green and my pupils had turned to slits like a snake, my black hair had red and purple streaks, my canines were much longer and sharper and I had wings like a bats.
“Whoa.” I said to myself shocked at the change.
“I’ve never seen a demon that looks like you before,” Noted Lila, “I would say a winged reptilian but the wings are different,” once again I had no idea what Lila was talking about.
Suddenly we heard loud booming footsteps from one of the nearby corridors, “What’s that?” I asked.
“Don’t know,” said Kestrel bluntly. Soon we could see a person walking out from the shadows. “Who are you?” questioned Lila.
“I am Zyius, and who might you be?” the person said in a deep rumbling voice. “My name is Lila,” Informed Lila reluctantly. Then Zyius stepped out of the shadows. He was tall but fat, very fat and covered from head to toe in bright green armour; his brown beady eyes watched us from behind the safety of his helmet.
“Why have you disturbed my operation, I was going to make millions of rines that’s our currency to you halfbreed,” Said Zyius as he stared at me.
“Your so called operation is vile treatment of people, making them work as slaves for you.” hissed Lila.
“What are we going to do?” I whispered to Lila.
“We fight!” replied Lila. So we charged and as we were about to reach him he grabbed a massive battle-axe from his back and slammed it into the ground creating a violent earth quake that shook the ground and sent us flying.
“He can control the earth so be careful.” Informed Lila, so off we went this time we surrounded him and attacked from different directions. Zyius made another earthquake in Lila and Kestrel’s direction and while he was distracted I made a void-sphere and threw it at him. It melted a hole in the back of his armour.