(Again, we shall revel in my teenage originality. Everyone groan in unison.)
Disclaimer: Immortal Wars was the book I came up with and wrote in high school. I hadn’t even hit college by the time I wrote the first two books. That means I hadn’t developed my style yet, wasn’t good at self-editing, and the story was fairly basic. So, you’ve been warned that this is the ultimate author throwback segment for my blog and will show my author origins. FYI- I put the first book (The Summoning) through a Print-on-Demand publisher and the second one (Light, Blood, & Tears) never saw the light of day. Enjoy!
A few hours later, Infinity, Miracle, and Hydrana are slowly walking toward the game room. They were all asleep in their rooms after a long day of training and working out. When Fate’s message hit their rooms, all of them considering ignoring it. That is until they saw the look on Fate’s face and heard an angry edge in his voice.
“Any idea what this meeting is for?” asks Miracle. She is wearing a black nightgown with a green robe. The others are wearing their guardian uniforms, but none of them are wearing shoes.
“Not a clue. But Slane looked very pissed off. I’m guessing Solix bitched at him for being annoying. That boy always has to cause trouble. Just like on Earth,” replies Hydrana as they reach the door. The door opens before them and they see Fate sitting at a central table in near darkness. Infinity orders the lights to turn on and then they see the empty glasses in front of their friend.
“Fate? What’s wrong?” asks Miracle as she leaps over to him and puts her arms around him. Instead of answering, Fate holds her close and lightly kisses her neck. Infinity picks up one of the glasses and takes a sniff of the remaining liquid.
“What the hell? This smells like alcohol. You drank all of this?” inquires Infinity.
Fate looks up with a smile and answers, “Yep. And I’m not even drunk. Our bodies seem to counter the intoxicating effects of alcohol. I could drink until the end of time and I won’t get drunk. So much for watching all those after-school specials.”
“What is up with the depression, Blondie? You look like someone just ripped your heart out,” says Hydrana. She takes the seat next to Fate and moves his hair out of his left eye. When she does that, they all notice the black eye he got from Solix’s armored fist.
“That? It came from Solix. My regeneration ability is acting slower than usual. Anyway, Solix and I had a little disagreement. Seems he’s been lying to us the entire time. That bastard has been training us against enemies that he knows everything about and he won’t tell us anything. And as for the original guardians and why they aren’t here, they’re all dead. They had these magical weapons also. One of them is the Solstar medallion, which Solix wears around his fat neck. I have no idea what happened to the other nine weapons or what killed the original guardians,” explains Fate.
“Am I the only one that’s confused? You’re not making any sense, Fate. It doesn’t matter what happened. We’re the new group of guardians,” mentions Infinity. Fate shoots him a stunned look like he just got slapped across the face.
“What’s that supposed to mean? Whatever killed our predecessors could still be around and could kill us. Why are you guys acting like this is nothing? He lied to us,” says Fate as he stands up and moves away from Miracle.
“What Infinity means is what is the point of telling us? Why should we care what happened to the old guardians? We’re a lot stronger than they ever were. Solix told us so and I don’t think he lied about that. And if he did, we’re still powerful enough to fight almost anything,” says Hydrana.
“You guys don’t get it. He tried to send us up against a bunch of murderers without knowing what we were up against. That’s just wrong. Why should we trust someone who would lie to us?”
“Calm down, Fate. It isn’t like we’re taking sides. We just think that Solix didn’t do anything wrong. He was bound to tell us sooner or later. He probably just thought that known of us were ready to see our enemies. It could have scared us away and then Solix would be all alone against those monsters. Besides, we kind of owe him for everything that he has done for us so far. He’s showed us what we can really be and how important we are. Without Solix, we would just be normal human beings,” explains Miracle as she walks toward Fate. She blows a kiss at Fate and uses her pairs to show a pair of lips fly onto his cheek. They disappear on impact and Fate still looks angry.
“Miracle has a point. If Solix had not come along, none of us would be here. We’d be awaiting the end of the universe on Earth with everyone else. Now we can actually do something to help out everyone. This is our chance to be heroes for the entire universe. It’s important and we owe Solix our help in succeeding. Now, I’m gonna be going back to bed and I’m staying with Solix,” says Infinity right before he leaves.
Fate tosses one of the chairs across the room and watches it clang against the doorway after Infinity leaves the room. Hydrana just shakes her head at Fate and follows Infinity’s example by leaving. Miracle just stands there and finally sits down on one of the chairs. She stares at Fate for a few minutes.
“I take it that you are on Solix’s side also,” mutters Fate as he stares back into her eyes. She looks very sad and breaks eye contact. He walks over to her and starts to put his arms around her. Instead she breaks away and kicks him in the stomach when he makes another advance toward her.
“You are acting like such a child, Edward Slane. We’re your friends and you can’t make us choose sides that aren’t really there. Nothing is going to make me leave this place and I really don’t want to leave you. But if you keep acting like this then I’ll have no choice but to say good-bye to you. I’m sorry. It isn’t Solix who betrayed us. It’s just that you can’t trust anyone whom even if they have good reason to lie to you. Solix did it for our own good. I just want to go to bed right now. Don’t even think of stopping me, Edward. I’ll talk to you once you remember how old you are,” says Miracle. She turns away and heads out the door while Fate hears her starting to cry.
Fate punches the nearby table and puts his arm completely through the metal table. He storms into the multi-sport arena and turns on the hologram combat program. Instead of fighting, he lets the holograms beat him around for two long hours. After he heals all of the injuries, Fate starts fighting back and keeps going for the entire night.