A.E. Tribute-1: Violent Acts
What happened, where am I? The sharp pain in the back of my head tells me I was knocked unconscious and now I can no longer remember why I'm here. Today the sun decides not to shine into this thick green jungle so I stumble and feel my way to an opening, where I see a river that's full of crows pecking on a charred body at the foot of a massive mountain. I know this place, Mt. Doi Inthanon in Thailand. I look up and see a hole in the side of the mountain where a man stands dressed in red, his hands smoking and a devilish grin on his face...Bison!
I try to gather energy for a Ki blast to throw at him but this throbbing headache wont let me and as a memory washes over me, I realize I did not come here alone. Someone has been trying to track or follow me but a snapped twig gives away their position and I head back to the forest only to see that it is my old friend Ryu. He's talking to me but I haven't heard anything except static in my ear
A.E. Tribute-2: Apex of PowerA.E. Tribute-2: Apex of Power3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The full midnight moon is but a candle compared to the illumination of my power. The thick fog of dust dissipates, showing chunks of destroyed trees that litter the ground around me and a massive crater beneath my feet. I look down and see the battered and broken body of my greatest rival, Gouken my brother, I have won. "Akuma you monster, what have you done?", Gouken's cub shouts in anger as he runs toward his death at my hands. "Come little pup and learn the meaning of power!"
For years, I've stood in the shadows and watched as Gouken trained the young one to forsake the hidden power inside him and for years I've waited for the perfect time to strike, tonight Ryu will embrace the Satsui no Hadou or die. I reach down and grab Gouken by his lifeless neck, Ryu stops his advance and anger fills his face as I toss the body behind me and it lands on a bare leafless branch of one of the few remaining tre