Published: October 17, 2011
Zephyr gently let go of Hiruma's hand and let it fall. The group kept running through the corridors and halls, when Zephyr stopped. A chill ran down her spine and she looked at Kai. "Hey Idiot. I sense someone coming.
I think it's Toru."
Kai skidded to a stop. "From which way!? Dang it, I knew this was too easy! That freak probably just didn't want to get his hands dirty!"
Zephyr shook her head nervously. She opened her mouth to say something but she froze when she felt a cold blade against her throat.
"Here you are again
" Hissed Toru, voice doubling with a feral echo of itself. She grinned and leaned the blade enough to draw blood. Then leapt back and laughed wildly. "Let's play!" She shrieked, a mad grin spreading across her face. Her eyes turned shadowy red, and she stood two feet off the ground. In her hand she held a scythe attached to a black chain. Face contorting, she licked Zephyr's blood from her fingers and shivered. Any human resemblance in her voice vanished. "Play with me!" Her teeth became jagged. She lifted the scythe and held it by the chain, spinning it around her head till it was only a blur.
Zephyr swore loudly, shaking with fear. She jumped back away from Toru, but a moment too late. Toru's scythe bit into her side and Zephyr yelled out in pain. Blood flowed from the wound, soaking her clothes.
Kai staggered back as the blade swung at him, keeping him from Zephyr. "Pipsqueak!" Toru flashed a horrid smiled and whipped the scythe around. Hiruma's eyes suddenly opened and he pulled himself from Kai's grasp, standing.
I don't know how, but
" He whispered numbly, looking toward Kai. "Stranger
I understand now
" He shook his head vaguely. "Give it back." He said, holding out his hand. Kai wildly dodged Torus swinging scythe and yelled,
"Give what back!?"
Hiruma smiled sadly, but it didn't reach his eyes. "My Soul. You have my Soul."
Kai shook his head in confusion. "I don't get it!"
Toru shrieked and swung her weapon, the blade sinking into Hiruma's right arm. He looked at it, and then merely pulled it away and jerked viciously, yanking Toru off her feet. "Hurry!" He said. "I need it! I need it back!" Hesitantly, Kai reached forward and touched Hiruma's fingertips. There was a huge flash of light, and two identical screams filled the room. Then darkness.