Post by KaiDragon on Sept 15, 2006 10:28:30 GMT -5
Chapter 18: Danger in the Shadows - Part 1
Sam opened his eyes and looked around. He couldn’t tell where he was. He couldn’t even describe where he was. It was strange. He felt like there was no up or down. He could have been standing on nothing, or falling for all he knew. But something about this place felt right, like this was home. He called out experimentally and listened as his voice died away slowly in it’s own echoes. He looked sharply around. Something was there. He couldn’t see it, but he could feel it. It was there…somewhere. But he wasn’t worried. This place was all that mattered, he could feel no darkness, even in his own soul. He was happy, he was calm. He was in mortal danger.
The van, when it reappeared, was miles away from the city. The shade and huntsclan had been left in the middle of the city’s rush hour. Sam had now passed out from sheer exhaustion and was being checked over by Laoshi and Fu. Jake had offered to drive back home, and nobody had refused. Rose was leaning through the dividing curtain, with her hand placed gently on Jake leg. He was worried about his parents and Haley, and was secretly annoyed that Sam had had to move them so far away. His mood changed slightly when he felt Rose kiss him gently on his cheek. He smiled and gently kissed her back. Right now he just wanted to hold her tight and never let go, but that would have to wait. For the time being at least.
Trixie was watching Spud as he hacked the Huntsclan database. He had overheard Sam incoherently mumbling about something called The Spirit Plain, and was trying to find any information on it. He wasn’t having much luck, and eventually turned back to Laoshi and reported,
“Sorry dude, the Huntsclan know nothing and if they do, it’s not on here!”
Jake tuned in and asked,
“What about that british Huntsclan Sam talked about? Can you find them?”
Spud turned back down to the screen and, sure enough, found a link to the british Huntsclan. A few minutes later he frowned. Trixie watched, then asked,
“Yo, what’s with you? What’s wrong?”
Spud didn’t take his eyes away from the screen as masses of code started to scroll up the screen, but replied,
“There must be something here they don’t want me to see, they have voice identification and fingerprint analysis locks that I can only access at the source. But….I have got into their records, and it shows that….”
He stopped and looked back at the figures in the back.
“What?” asked Jake.
“…and they are here in New York, they arrived an hour ago. I’ve also got their target list. They are after the Dark Dragon, Sam…..and you!”
To be continued… --------------------------------- Hope you likes, I will post next part soon! I am now going to take revenge on the printer for not working...again!
Last Edit: Sept 26, 2006 9:34:23 GMT -5 by KaiDragon
Sam's head snapped around. He had heard it again. Or had he? Was it in his mind? He had that feeling you had when you were out in a busy place then everything just goes silent. There was a noise and it was a real noise this time, the sound of heavy breathing. The breathing turned into a malevolent chuckle that made his blood turn cold. The Dark Dragon appeared in front of him and smiled coldly.
"Oh come on now, you didn't think only you knew about this place did you?" asked the Dark Dragon with sarcastic friendliness.
“Actually, I did." Sam replied back.
The Dark Dragon chuckled again, only this time it was an almost warm and friendly one. He walked casually up to Sam's side. Sam took a step away as he approached. The Dark Dragon looked amused and stretched out his arm toward Sam. The arm and hand went straight through him as though he were a ghost. Sam looked down at the arm that stuck out of his chest. The touch felt strange, even though there was no actual contact. He stretched out his arm and waves his hand through the Dark Dragons head, which he found very amusing. The Dark Dragon did not, and he was suddenly very close and whispered into his ear,
“Laugh and be amused while you can…the next time I see you, you will die, even though he doesn’t want it to happen. He will have to watch you die, painfully and slowly. Without mercy…”
Sam shuddered. The Dark Dragon now really scared him as he continued using the coldest language available. Then the Dark Dragon describe in graphic detail how the plane his parents had been on had crashed, how he had caused the explosion that tore through the plane, killing everyone. The fear he felt changed into an agony as he thought of his parents. Then it changed again. This time it was rage…bloodthirsty, evil rage. He roared and launched himself at the Dark Dragon, only to fall through him. The Dark Dragon laughed at his attempts until Sam got up again and looked him straight in the eye. He stepped closer to the Dark Dragon. It was his turn to whisper into another’s ear.
“You think you scare me. You are right, you do. But fear changes. When I see you again I will not kill you, you will not die. You will suffer for what you have done and there won’t be and rest. Death is too kind for you.”
The Dark Dragon turned to face him once again, a look of smug satisfaction in his face.
“That’s my boy.” He said.
Sam did not have time to ask what he meant by that, the Dark Dagon vanished into thin air. A moment later the surface that he had been standing on disappeared and he plummeted down. There was a flash of brilliant light and suddenly he could see the earth again. The slight problem was that he was about aircraft cruising height from the ground and he was falling. He was in the middle of a long scream of terror when he saw a white van cruising along a small quiet road below. He recognised it as Laoshi’s van. He continued to fall, although either he was moving with the van or the van was not moving at all. He braced himself to collide with the roof, but kept his eyes open. He shot straight through the roof and only just managed to see his own body in the back before the world went black and he opened his eyes as he sat bolt upright. Fu dog, who had been trying to wake him up leapt backwards in shock as the person who everyone thought to be in a coma suddenly leapt up.
“Whoa, that was cool!” he said as he checked his body to see if he was alright.
Spud poked his head back through the dividing curtain with his laptop still in his hand.
“Welcome back, dead coma dude!” he said excitedly, then added,
“Oh by the way, did you know that the British Huntsclan are coming after you and Jake?”
Even though that was probably the worst thing he could have heard, he didn’t actually take notice of it. He was lost in his own thoughts, replaying the words the Dark Dragon had said before he had disappeared. What did he mean?
That’s my boy…
Last Edit: Oct 10, 2006 9:59:50 GMT -5 by KaiDragon
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