The word love
Love true and pure is
Overwhelming in its beauty
virtuous and strong, unbreakable
Everlasting through the ages
Love true and pure is
Overwhelming in its beauty
virtuous and strong, unbreakable
Everlasting through the ages
My mind was lost I couldn’t tell how much time was passing all I could feel was Annabella’s love engulfing me completely. Then I heard her voice, it was faint at first and wasn’t speaking words, but I understood what she was saying. She was happy, so happy that she got to spend the last two years together. I had saved her from the life that was destroying who she was and I gave her a life that was filled with joy. I smiled and fell to my knees weeping with joy.
Will opened his eyes and spoke. “She loved you to the very end and didn’t blame you for anything, and I have something to tell you that she wanted you to know that you might not have been able to understand. She wanted to tell you that you gave her so many reasons to be happy and she wanted to do the same for you.” I looked up at him smiling. “What did you mean by I need a name that carried my power with it.” I asked.
“Pick a name that will carry your power with you and not just anger.” He replied. “But I have none that I can think of I just want to leave this place and be done with it all.” I said back to him. It was silent for a while, then he smiled as if he figured out something. He walked over to Annabella’s body and I turn to see what he was doing. He leaned over her and as he moved her coat to the side, I drew my blades and attacked him. Running then right through him. “Get away from her you don’t have the right to touch her!!” I yelled at him, he just grabbed onto something she had with her as I lifted him with my blades and threw him across the field.
He hit the ground and I appeared above him as he landed, my blades headed straight for his neck. He held up a piece of paper in his hand to defend himself. “Wait, she was going to give this to you after the fight.” I stopped right as my blades were going to go through the paper. I held one blade to his neck as I took the paper from him. It had one line on it.
“You gave me Ten Thousand reasons to love you when I only needed one.”
I put away my blades and reached down to help Will back up. “I think I know what name I’m going to use now.” I said to him as he dusted himself off. He just smiled “Well then my new friend shall we give her the Burial she deserves.” He said to me walking back to her body.
We stood at her grave looking at the tombstone I had made for her. “My first love, the one that taught me the meaning of the word love and showed me what was worth fighting for, I will miss you for the rest of time, and I will honor you by saving all those who need to be saved.” I said then turned to Will, then walked away from him. “Hey, wait up, where are you going?” Will said as he walked after me. I looked back at him. “People need saving out there and I’m going to go save them.” I said as I walked and he followed me.
He walked behind me quietly for a few minutes; I looked back as I walked, wondering what he was doing following me. I was going to ask what he was doing behind me then he spoke. “I’m coming with you, of course, after all, you can’t save the world alone Daniel, or should I say Ten Thousand.” I smiled and glanced back at him and with a smirk, I replied to him. “Will and Ten Thousand the Cursed Heroes saving the universe, Hmm, I do like the sound of that.”
See whats next in Ten Thousand Walks Part 104 or go back to Ten Thousand Walks Part 102
I looked over at him and wondered if he could read minds. What’s he doing over there and how is this going to stop anything. “Ah, but you see only with your eyes, you see I cannot only I see into your mind and the minds of others but I can see into machines as well. However, there is a bit of a difference with machines I can control what they do. In this case, I can cause them to destroy themselves, preventing any of the systems in this city from working again. By doing this they will have to rebuild everything in the entire city from the ground up.” His voice continued in my head, then something else I didn’t expect came into my mind. A strange sight and feeling at the same time, of the people in the city. I could see and feel how they did things and I could see that with all the technology in the city destroyed, they would never be able to rebuild and would have to become a normal village. This meant the end of their technological control of others. I smiled this meant that I would have justice and at the same time, I would not be harming them, but protecting them from themselves.
Will walked up to me and smiled. “I have a question for you and your answer to it is very important.” He said to me with a smile I just nodded and waited for him to ask. “Well, I have seen what you have done here; your power is amazing beyond anything I have ever seen. So are you going to be a destroyer and destroy all that gets in your way, is that the reason for your power?” He asked me, which left me a bit shocked because I wouldn’t think someone would ask a question like that after what I had just done. “Well, I know what I did, but I was born to protect others, I have gained all these skills to do just that, but now I no longer have a reason to do this.” I said to him with pain in my voice.
“Daniel is strong and powerful and your name will go down in history as the most destructive person who ever lived, but is that what you want.” He said to me. I looked at him and wondered, did I want to be known for destruction or did I want to be a savior. “No, I want to be a person that saves others.” I said to him. He smiled at me and then closed his eyes. “You can no longer go by the name Daniel, that is human I think it is best that you go by something else. Something powerful, something that brings hope and something that will ring through the ages. Well, you can pick a name in a while, for now I have something for you to help you decide. Close your eyes and open your mind.” He said to me, confusing me a bit. His words were somewhat random there was no real logic behind them, which was a bit hard for me to understand.
As I was thinking about what he said, I felt a strange feeling of love. Overwhelming my mind and pushing out all of the anger and pain. I opened my eyes and looked at him, he just smiled. I didn’t understand what this feeling was then I felt something very familiar. “Aw, come on, don’t you get it by now I’m giving you the greatest gift, the last thoughts and feelings of the one you loved so much.” He said closing his eyes as his face got more serious, what I felt at that point was beyond words.
See whats next in Ten Thousand Walks Part 103 or go back to Ten Thousand Walks Part 101
With my anger raging over in my mind, I moved. I appeared under the city and then vanished; I flew up the main engines vent slashing my blades threw everything as I went up. Then, as I fell I aimed my blades straight down and cut right through the turbine. I hit the ground and the turbine exploded above me, and the city started to come down. The open valley that I just in was close by, close enough for the city to just reach as it hit the ground.
I was to protect this great city from what might destroy it even if what I protected it from was itself. I vanished and appeared at one of the four outer engines, in a flash I sent my blades threw it hundreds of times and it fell to pieces. I soon reaped this on all four main engines, then I sat looking at the final one as the pieces burnt. “I hope they learn their lesson by the time they get it all fixed.” I thought to myself looking into the flames
“See that wasn’t too hard and no one got hurt.” Wills voice came from behind me, I didn’t even see or hear him walk up to me, but there he was with a smile on his face. “Yeah, I might have made their lives a little bit harder over the next few months while they replace the broken engines, but in the long run I really haven’t done anything, they will just rebuild and remake the drug, then it will all start over again.” I said to him as I gazed off into the air wondering if I made the right choice.
“Don’t worry yourself so much, how about we be friends after all we will be alive for a very long time might as well have someone to talk to once in a while right. And I think you could use a hand in making up for the amount of lives you took here today. And maybe you could use the help finding a way to keep these things from happening again.” He said to me as he walked around the burning engines, picking at parts of it. I looked over at him; he must not be all there. However, if he could find a way to fix it so, the people in this city couldn’t hurt anyone again, without hurting anyone in the city; I would consider being his friend. I thought to myself watching him fiddle with the parts he was poking at.
“Well, say no more I know just what to do.” He said as if he was right there in my head, listening to my thoughts. Then, as I was about to speak, he walked away from me. “What is wrong with this guy?” I said to myself as he walked up to the edge of the city and placed his hand on the broken engine, closing his eyes and just standing still as if waiting for something. “Hey come now there is nothing wrong with me and I’m doing what you wanted, a way of stopping them without killing them.” A voice in my head spoke to me sounding just like Will but it couldn’t be he was too far away for me to hear.
“Man humans are not as smart as I thought, you know for someone that’s almost 200 years old you sure are dumb. You can hear me, because I am here in your mind you fool. For a person that can’t die no matter what it should be easy for you to believe that a person like me is real.” The voice said again in my head.
See whats next in Ten Thousand Walks Part 102 or go back to Ten Thousand Walks Part 100
I dropped him and stepped back slowly, I looked at what I had just done. From the army that was laying all around me down to the person laying on the ground with my blades sticking out of his chest. I fell to my knees, and screamed out. “Oh can you stop being so loud, I’m already in pain I don’t need my head hurting too you know.” A voice came from in front of me. I looked up and he was standing in front of me, with both my blades still sticking out of him.
He grabbed both of them and quickly pulled them from his body. As they left his body, the blood on them was pulled back into the wound just before it closed. Then his clothes repaired itself as he leaned forward to me. “Please relax I’m not one of these guys, I didn’t have anything to do with the death of your beloved. I truly feel for you so please don’t do that again, it hurts you know.” He said then handed my blades back to me.
I took them and then vanished appearing behind him with my blades to his neck. “Who are you, what are you and how do you know my name?” I asked, pulling my blade just to touch his neck. My questions were met by laughter as he stepped forward. My blade went through him like it would in the air, he then turned to me with a smile and not a mark on his neck. “Your funny Danny boy, I know everything about you, your minds like an open book to me. My name is Will or William, which ever you want to call me they are both my names. And those silly little things, though they are very sharp they can’t kill me.” He said, and then walked around me. “It also looks as if you are like me in a way, seems as though you will never know death yourself too.” He continued to say.
I looked at him, shocked but still very angry, and filled with so much pain because of what had just happened. “That’s great for you now remove yourself from my path I have something to do.” I said to him as I pushed him out of the way. “You know destroying the city won’t fix what happened. It was only the work of a few that did this to you. Why not just punish them in a way that would be worse than death. After all, we are both men of unusual power and we know there are things worse than death.” He said with an evil tone, as if he enjoyed the suffering of others.
For a moment, I was beginning to create a plan to destroy them. Then a voice in my head spoke as though it was the voice of someone else. “Is this what you spent all those years searching for?” I looked around at Will, he was just smiling as if he knew what the voice in my head was saying. Then he spoke shocking a little sense into me. “Well, tell me is this what you searched all these years for. Is this what you wanted to become a destroyer or a saver, cause from where I stand you are a destroyer that makes even me the man who caused the destruction of his own race look like a man of peace.” His words calmed and shocked me at the same time. What was going on?
“You humans are all the same no matter what planet you’re from.” He said as he walked away from me. I watched him then I turned to the city, I just couldn’t let them go to keep doing what they were but I couldn’t Kill them all it wouldn’t be right, and I would become a monster if I did that.
See whats next in Ten Thousand Walks Part 101 or go back to Ten Thousand Walks Part 99
My tears flowed down my face slowly, burning like knives as they tracked down my cheek. Setting my heart ablaze with anger and pain, my rage built as the army inched in towards me. I just wanted them to all die for what they had done. My mind went blank as the tears reached my chin. Moments later the army readied for their attack. They stepped in close surrounding me in a circle. Twenty of them took aim, as my tears fell from my chin.
My tears fell all in one drop. It moved slowly as if time was slowing down to mourn her death with me. The instant my tears hit her body my blades were already through the men that were closing in on me. The image of me holding Annabella disappeared and it was replaced by phantom copies all with blades threw the ones surrounding me. They couldn’t believe it, they were just about to fire on me and now my blades were running through their bodies. Then, before they could do anything, the phantom faded and I lost my mind with anger.
Moving through the army laying waste to them as thousands of phantoms appeared and disappeared. Cutting the army down by the thousands every second. My phantoms grew in number as my rage grew; I began to lose myself in my anger. My heart pumped adrenaline through my veins, pushing me to move faster and put more strength into every move. I began to push the number of phantom copies I have ever made, surpassing my pervious limit the by the thousands.
My mind started to go blank as an overwhelming amount of rage flooded threw every aspect of my mind, overflowing from my mind into my very soul. I screamed out in anger, and sorrow, my very soul raging against all that was. I could no longer hold myself together and I lost all control of who I was, I became more animal than anything else, my rage rushed out of my heat and into my blood. It boiled hotter as my eyes blurred with tears. Then I attacked with every bit of strength I had, attacking everything I saw in my path.
Within minutes the army was gone, all that was left was a field filled with bloody bodies. I stood still filled with rage and anger, not knowing what next to do, I had no one left to kill, but I was still filled with anger. I fell to my knees and cried out in pain, weeping my very heart out. I was alone again and I didn’t want to be alone again the pain was too much for me. *Click!* I heard something behind me, then a footstep. My mind blanked out again, it was time to destroy again.
I moved appearing in front of a tall man, my knives were reflected away from him without me even noticing. I looked down his hands had moved perfectly to let him block me with almost no effort. I swung again bringing my blades around, heading straight for his head. There was no way he could dodge my attack, no one could.
I stumbled into him a bit my blades only cutting his hair. “Clam down Daniel my…” I stopped him I moved both my arms right to his stomach and heart. I moved with all my force and speed even though he tried to block it my knives went straight into him. Ripping through his body and out his back. I held him up in the air with his feet almost a foot off the ground, he struggled for a few moments then his body just went motionless.
See whats next in Ten Thousand Walks Part 100 or go back to Ten Thousand Walks Part 98
We started to fight back to back vanishing and appearing all over as we fought laying waste to the army that grew more and more as they closed in on us. We had the advantage there was no way we could lose with our speed. Arrows began to fly through the air and my smile grew as I caught them out of the air, cutting some and then cutting through their weapons before they could reload to fire again. I appeared next to Annabella with a smile, she was breathing hard. “Relax for a minute I’ll take care of things babe.” I said to her then the sun disappeared behind a dark cloud. I looked up and it was arrows all above us.
They came falling down on us and I moved, I vanished and my phantom copies appeared all around and over her. Catching and deflecting every arrow that came to her. The copies vanished as the light from the sun hit them; I appeared next to her and help her back up. “Ready to finish this?” *WHOOSH. *
I vanished and appeared in the army and went crazy slashing at their weapons destroying and hurting them but not killing anyone. A few minutes later, I reappeared next to Annabella. “Are you going to help me finish dealing with them?” I said with my back to her watching them close in on us. “I’m so sorry baby.” The words were hiding pain on the edge of crying. I turn and she was sitting with her hand on her stomach. Blood running out from between her fingers.
*DOOOM!!* The sound of something crashing in the distance echoed as I realized she had been hit with an arrow. I rushed forward and held her. “You will be ok baby just relax I will get you to the healers they will fix you up just hold on.” I said with tears running down my face, holding her close. “I wish I had meet you earlier, but its ok, I love you and you made me so happy these past two years.” She said, the pain fading from her voice and it began to get weaker. “No baby save your strength you will be ok, don’t talk like you’re not going to be ok.” I said, my voice breaking with my tears. “I love you, my pervert, I love you so much never forget that.” Her words faded.
I felt no heart beat from her; I pulled her to me and held her tight. “NO baby don’t leave me, I love you too I need you!” I yelled out as my tears ran down my face, followed by screams. “AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!” I dropped down to my knees with her in my hands leaned over her crying. The troops came closing in on all sides. They smiled as the huge army surrounded me.
See whats next in Ten Thousand Walks Part 99 or go back to Ten Thousand Walks Part 97
I held her hand then pulled her in wrapping my hand around her body, then I moved taking her with me. I headed for a clearing that was a few miles away, maybe they wouldn’t be able to track me there.
I stopped stumbling in the valley just under the volcano where the city of the healers was. I looked around behind me to see if they were still coming, thinking I had lost them, but I was wrong they were right there flying right for us. “Man, these guys don’t give up at all but how did they even find us.” I said to her as I pulled my blades out and turned to face the oncoming waves of Carriers. “Just wait here for a bit I’m going to take them down to size.” I said to Annabella then vanished, I appeared in between the oncoming Carriers and just let loses.
Slash after slash, my hand sent my blades threw the Carriers one after the next. I was hitting one, then using it to jump off of, vanishing as I passed through others and stopping as I hit another. Then sending the blades down between my legs into the carrier I was on top of then off I went again to the next one. I flew from carrier to, like a tornado ripping them to pieces as I moved in-between them.
I reappeared next to Annabella and lead over to catch my breath, I hadn’t fought like that in two years, I had lost a bit of my edge and needed some time to catch my breath back before I got started again. I estimated they would be on top of us by the time I was finished catching my breath, then I will end this I thought to myself as I gasped for air to catch my breath.
I looked up as they flew overhead, raining down weapons fire from above. I smiled and vanished with her, we appeared in the air, and I swung her around then threw her through the air. She flew by the carriers slashing at them as she passed, leaving a trail of explosions in the air behind her. Like lines of fire through the air. I dropped back to the ground, then vanished pulling her out of the air and back to the ground. We looked up as the carrier’s dropped soldiers.
“Looks like they figured out that if they stayed up there, they were just sitting ducks for us to pick off.” I said with a smile, laughing as the troops began to land. I looked over at Annabella and with a smile then vanished. I appeared in front of the troops. “You can’t win; you already saw what I can do so why not just give up already.” I said to them with my blades in hand. They looked at me as if I was joking and with a smile, they vanished. This I saw coming and I vanished stopping them in their tracks as I sent them flying back. Then Annabella joined me.
See whats next in Ten Thousand Walks Part 98 or go back to Ten Thousand Walks Part 96
It only took her about a minute to do then the part of the plan that made this all fit together was next. She would destroy the lab and some of the drug, once she started to destroy the lab it was time for the big performance. I let one of the arrows hit me in the shoulder bouncing off the coat as another one grazed my ear. I jumped back as explosions went off in the lab. I smiled.
“Let’s go Annabella we did what we came to do already, it’s time for us to get going.” I said with my hand to the ear that was hit by the arrow and doing my best to sound as if I was hurt badly. “We’re not going to let you get away from us that easy.” The leader said. I just looked at him with an angry look as Annabella appeared next to me. Then we both vanished.
We appeared at the top of the building where the vent was with a smile on our faces, we had done it as planned, and nothing went wrong. “Let’s get out of here baby, the rest of the plan will be done by them without us needing to lift a finger.” I said with a smile, laughing. I took her hand in mine and we vanished from the top of the city. Appearing at the far end where they kept the carriers. “Hey boys long time no see.” I said with a smile, then turned to the control tower. I knew Adam would be inside; it was where I use to go find him all the time when I lived here.
I looked up at the window, then appeared in front of it, with a smile on my face taunting him. Then I took it a bit further, I pulled my blades out and in a flash, I cut the entire top of the control tower off. I landed on the ground below the tower. With a sick smile on my face, they didn’t know I hand cut the top off as of yet. I looked over at Annabella and nodded for her to go, she smiled and vanished appearing on the top of the tower then vanishing again. I appeared in front of the tower one last time, I grabbed on to the side of the tower just above where I had cut, then my feet pushed against the tower as I pulled on the top. The top began to move, then the glass all around the cut shattered and the top began to come crashing down into the control room. I smiled, then vanished.
Minutes later we were back at the house we had built happy because our plan went just as we planned there was no way they would figure out the plan we had came up with. We walked to the door to our house with a smile on our faces it was time for us to retire theses cloaks for good this time.
“How long do you think it will take before they realize what we did baby?” I said to her as I reached for the door. “It doesn’t matter its done.” She replied, pulling my hand from the door and kissed me slowly. I paused to enjoy the moment, then I reached for the door. BOOM. The house exploded, sending us flying back.
I jumped up and turned to her to see if she was ok, I was relieved that she looked unharmed. The cloaks must have taken most of the impact of the blast. “Thank God for that.” I thought as I got up and picked her up. She looked at me. “What was that, where did it come from.” She said her voice shaking as she spoke. “Don’t worry I thought they might attack, but I didn’t think they would be this bold to do it after I took out their control center. Guess I was wrong to say the least, well let’s show them a thing or two about what we can do.” I said to her hugging her, and then turning to the city as I watch as waves of carriers flew from the city.
See whats next in Ten Thousand Walks Part 97 or go back to Ten Thousand Walks Part 95
“Do you really think you can hit me moving that slow.” I said with a smirk on my face from across the room. He stumbled as he tried to catch himself from falling off the table. I could see the shock in their eyes when they turned to me. I just continued to talk. “Well, how about now do you just want to give up and not be hurt?” I said, and then walked from where I was standing towards the center of the room. He jumped off the table.
“Got you.” He said, giving a signal to the others that were in the lab with us. They all pulled weapons and aimed them at me. “Your first mistake was letting us see her drink the shadow; your second mistake was not drinking it yourself. And your last and biggest mistake was walking away from her.” He said with a smile again, I just looked at him and laughed. “Think your smart cause you took it already. Well, guess what even with the Shadow you won’t be able to dodge the arrows at the speed these shoot.” He said again with a lot of pride and boosting in his voice. I knew he was the one that designed them, which meant this was going to be fun to watch him react to me catching arrows. I just started laughing.
He snapped when I started laughing. “Kill him! All of you, fire I want his blood everywhere.” He yelled, pulling his weapon out and aiming it at me. I stopped laughing as they all started firing. My phantom copies appeared everywhere catching all the arrows, then vanishing as the arrows hit the ground. “Your first mistake was not leaving when I gave you the chance. Your second mistake was thinking my lovely companion here was the one moving me. And your last and dumbest mistake was thinking I take that nonsense you call Shadow.” I said with a huge smirk on my face.
They all vanished, coming after me just as I finish speaking. I moved phantom copies of myself sent them flying back. I then looked over at Annabella and nodded my head at her, she smiled then vanished. It was going perfectly as planned, I would hold them off while she destroyed the drug in the main lab and add the additive that I design over the two years. The additive would add the extra compound to the drug to turn it into mine, turning it into a cure that would stop the addiction.
They turned their attention to her. “No you don’t your fight is with me and I don’t think you have time to be taking your eyes off me.” I said, pulling their attention back to me then my phantom copies began to appear all around them. This time I had their full attention and I was going to teach them a lesson. My phantoms moved in on them quickly dealing them one blow after the other so fast they could hardly keep track of my phantoms.
They attacked all at once shooting and punching as fast as they could, but it was all useless, they were just hitting the phantoms after I had already moved. Then I just knock them back and rough them up a bit to make it seem as if I was only able to do a little because I was at my limit just keeping myself from getting hurt. This way they would focus on me alone and forget about Annabella as she changed the formula that they wrote for the drug to mine and adding my additive to the ones they had already made.
See whats next in Ten Thousand Walks Part 96 or go back to Ten Thousand Walks Part 94