TO NEVER FORGET~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In the small village on the outskirts of the Kingdom of Arcadia there were many people, they all lived happily to try and make the village as peaceful as possible. In the Center of the village lay a wate fountain, it was the prize of the vilage, large with a dragon from all sides spitting a beautiful ray of water into the fountain. Laying on the edge of the fountain was a boy sleeping.
"Arron wake up! we got work to do", Zack said to his sleeping friend, Zack had long spikey black hair, he held it up with a bandana he wore around his forehead, he wore a white wife beater with a white opened up button dress shirt, long sleeved. He wore black pants with Jet boots to help him move faster, which even without he was still the fastest person in the village
Arron squinted at the sun and his friend, "Work again!", he complained, then sat up, Arron had long brown hair, a little messy but thats how he wore it, he had a black wife beater on under his white zip up jacket, it was unzipped and had no sleeves, he had similar pants, more baggy and fighting boots on.
"Afraid so, your*grandfather wants us to take something to the city so shall we go?", Zack asked, he looked at Arron then at the gate leaving the village to the city
Arron looked in the same direction, "guess so", he said jumping off of the fountain and landed on his feet. Arron and Zack walked off to Arrons*grandfathers house, where Arron also stayed.
Arron and Zack walked to his uncles house, "Hey Gramps", Arron said as they opened the door, his*grandfather was also the weapon shopsmen and he had many weapons in his store, Arron wold often train with different ones when he had a day off.
"Arron, Zack, thank you both for getting here quickly, now Arron i need you to take this Blade to a man named Rynell out in Arcadia, he is a Mercenary and should be at the bar around 3 so youd better get down there by then", His*Grandfather said
"Sure thing*Grampa Jagex, we'll get this thing to him within the next thiry minutes", he laughed and they both left
It would take a few hours to walk from the village to the city but sense Arron and Zack were always traveling back and forth they were given Jet Bikes to take, it makes a 3 hour walk only 30 minutes long, great objects to have in a job like such.
Eventually the two got to the Kingdom, arriving to a large gate they asked to go in and were accepted, , "thank you Sir", arron said to the guard, "alrighty the bar, not to far", they parked there Jet Bikes and left to the bar.
"Arron look at this city its judt as peaceful as our village but theres something else, something that i dont like", Zack said
"Maybe cuz its not home...", Arron thought as they got to the bar, he opened the door to let Zack in first, Zack walked in then Arron let himself through, "I know what you mean though, and the king has so many rules its not really what you want y akow", Arron said looking around for the Mercenary
"You got a problem with the king", a Bar punk walked over to Arron and Zack, he was pretty* big but also pretty drunk
"Huh..no im sorry, by any chance do you know where a Rynell is?", Arron asked
"What kid", he picked arron up by the colar
"Hey i dont wanna mess", Arron asked
"Too Late", he made a fist
"I could say the same for you", zack said, holding a broom he found right there, he hit the drunk in the chest causing him to drop Arron, then hit him in the jaw knocking him back
"GET THEM", another bar punk yelled and many started to surround the two
"Thanks Zack, but now we got worse trouble", Arron looked at Zack, he was a little scared but had a feeling they could take them. Arron grabbed a mop that was on the ground and held it like a sword as the Punks came after the two, both swang and used them as weapons
Zack swung low tripping a good 4 guys at once then hitting them all as Arron hit the guys in the heads, but more and more kept comming, one even had an axe
"your messing with the wrong guys kiddies", he said holding it high
"and your messing with the wrong kids punk", a guy said with spikey black hair, he had a sleevless jacket on like arrons and taped wrists, he had gray pants and lots of belts, he took zacks brrom and hit the axeman in th face with it, twisted around knocking every other bar punk down that was in his way, "cmon", he took Arron and Zack out
"Thanks man that was close", Zack said breathing hard
"You got my sword", he asked
"huh, Rynell?", Arron asked
"yea", Rynell answered with his hand out, and arron handed him the blade, "thank you guys, its gettin late now, and itll take a while for you guys to get home, you should stay here in Arcadia for a night"
"nope we got Jet Bikes so it wont take long at all", Zack smiled
"you sure you got jet bikes", he said pointing to where the bikes were parked and were now gone
"What!!", Arrons jaw dropped as they werent there, "youve got to be kiidng me", he looked aorund but they were gone
"Well", Rynell asked
"No we have to get home,*my Uncle would want us to", Arron told Rynell
"If your sure", he answered with a look on his face, it said that something was wrong but arron ignored it
"Well cmon Zack we should really get back home", he said, "thank you for everything though", Arron said
"Here", Rynell handed Arron the money and a small brown bag, "Give that bag to your gramps, please do not look in it" he said
"Thank yo Sir", After getting paid by the man the two left
"He semmed like he really wanted us to stay", Zack told Arron with a scared look on his face, they walked past a few trees because the way home was pretty much forest
"Yeah but we cant afford to ya know", arron answered as they kept walking
it started to get late, the got to the city at*3 and spent an hour there, and three hours walking it was already 7, and the sun was going down, from maybe a* mile away the two noticed smoke, "whats that Zack?", Arron asked
"not sure, a fire but we only have fires in celebrations", Zack answered
"Then", arron said, "cmon", the two were now running all the way home, the fire got bigger and bigger as tehy got closr until they realized there homes were in flames, the village was being burned down, "NO!!"
The two ran throuh the village watching as it burned with no possible way of stopping the fires, they grabbed buckets and took the fountain water and splashed it but it was not enough, after a few moments the fires died off by the wind and sat there two boys in there dstroyed village, they both sat on the edge of the fountai, the only thing unharmed."Why, how could this happen"
"Its because they were after the gem", Jagex came crawling out of some burned wood
"Grandpa!!", Arron yelled picking him up and taking him to the fountain and pooring water on him
"Check your pocket", Jagex said slowly
Arron did and he found the bag, "Here", he handed it to his*grandfather but he refused, "its for you", Arron opened it
"its...", Arron asked
"The Gem of Eternity", he said looking at Arrons hand, which was holding a Sparkly Red with black flames on it, "It was on the blade taht you gave to Rynell, but he gave it back to its rightful owner"
"So you knew", Arron said softly looking down at the gem
"thats what tyhey were after then", Zack said, "you gave it to us to take so whoever came to find it couldnt...and you had Rynell take the Jet bikes so we couldnt come back in time to get hurt by the enemys or allow them to take the gem...", zack said, he was smart when it came down to it
"Very Smart boy Zack...", Jagex coughed a bit, "Its your Arron and i wanted you safe, please go back and find a new life protect this gem with it, and always be happy...I love you my Grandson, and you as well Zack...You both have what it takes to become great heroes, i dont want to see you two for a ong time understand...dont let me down", he said with his last breath as Arron let him rest in peace, he lay him down by the fountain
"We have to find out who did this... he said we could become heroes, heroes for all thatdied today we must get revenge", Arron said as the night came, the two stayed in there village one last time until the sun came up....
The Gem of Eternity~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Arron was sitting on the fountain ledge with his grandfather by his side as Zack woke up, it was early in the morning and they knew what they had to do, "Ready Zack", Arron asked
"Yeah", zack said after rubbing his eyes, he stood up and looked around to see all the debri, Arrons grandfather and the oath out of the village but as he looked at the path he noticed by the village gate stood there two jet bikes, "Arron??"
"i noticed them too but we really shouldnt worry about that, my grandfather had everything figured out, he knew he couldnt save everyone so he chose us, for that i thank him and in return we have to get revenge Zack", Arrons eyes fklared up, they had a red tint to them, he was wearing fingerless gloves and you could see his veins through them, him making a fist flexing every muscel in his body, full of anger and revenge, they left on there jet bikes and arrived in Arcadia again, this time they wouldnt be returning.
The two got past tha gate again and immedeatly went to the castle in the center of the Kingdom, "yeah we would like to talk to the king or anyone that may have noticed anyone going down towards our village yesterday?", Arron asked a guard
"what do you mean? taht stupid small village on the outskirts of the kingdom!", the guard laughed, "hah no one cares about that place"
"What!!", Zack said grabbing his colar
"Get off", he punched Zack in the chest knocking him back a bit, Zack fell to the floor and looked up, then stood up, "how could you say that, everyone in our village was killed!"
"serves them right", the guard said in a jerky tone
"ugh",Arron looked at him, "cmon Zack", Arron turned around, "wait", he looked at the guard and lifted up his left fist, "sir do you know what this is?"
the guard looked at his fist, "your hand?"
"no sir... its a distraction", Arron said with a straight look on his face
"a distraction for wha..!!", The guard fell back as Arron punched him in the face with his right hand and he was out cold on the spot
"Dont say crap about my Village or next time youll die", Arron said walking away with Zack, Arron wuldnt normally do that but after his villages destrucion he really didnt care anymore
They decided to walk down to the village square, "i cant believe this... hey what do you think the attackers wanted with the gem of eternity anyways?", Zack asked
"i dont know Zack but whatever it is they wont be getting it", Arron answered, he was sweating a little bit as they got to the town center, there were lots of shops and all alot nicer then the village, but that was to be expected, thats all the king does is make his little kingdom pretty without doing an actual thing for the people
"maybe we shoud claim to of heard stories about the gem, that way if people know about it and who wants it w can get some info", Zack exclaimed having a great idea
"hmm that may work... alright Zack lets split up, ask people about the gem okay?",*Arron stood up
"Got it", Zack ran off
Arron was now alone and he had to get some info
He started by walking toward the weapon shops, someone was bound to know around there, "excuse me", he said as he opened the door, the weapon shop looked alot like his grandfathers, many similar weapons but alot nicer, "has anybody heard about the gem of eternity?", Arron asked
"The gem of eternity", the shop keeper answered, he was an old man, "yeah i reckon ive heard of it, but only that its valuable... not much more"
"thank you sir", Arron left without another word, "*", Arron said to himself, that wasnt helpful at all", he scratched his head knowing the rest of the shops would probably have the same answer. Arron left that area to go find someone suspicious, he looked all over until he came across a shady guy, an overcoat and everything, "hey", he walked over to him after gaining his attention, "do you know anything about the gem of eternity?"
"hmhm you wanna know about the gem", he asked, "well let me tell you theres only one in the world, that i know, ive heard rumors that there are some people that would do anything to get there hands on it, if you go to the jewler he may know some more informaiton", he said looking aorund then walking off
"hmm the jewler", Arron left to the other side of town to find the jewler, it was a nicer side of town, more happy people and rich peopl, less fighters, arron walked in the bronzed shop to talk to the jewler, "hi i was wondering if youve ever heard of the gem of eternity"
"Uh the gem...of e-ternity!", he asked, "well of course i have, its been lost for ages, no one has know where it is. the king has been trying to find it for years but its not much use,he has destroyed small towns and villages trying to fid it but still no luck", the man said
"destroyed!! that tyrant destroyed my village!!", Arron yelled slamming the table
"our sire is not a tyrant, he wants the best for hs people, besides you filthy villagers are just a mess and worthless beings... get out of my shop at once", he yelled pointing to the door, "we dont need any poor folk like you"
"hmph suit yourself", arron grabbed the door handle, "but dont come crying to me when i burn down your shop like your "sire" burned down my village", Arron said laeving the shop and heading back to the town square where Zack was waiting
"anything", Zack asked, he was sitting at the fountain like they use to n there village
"yeah, its old, its been missing, theres only one in the world and the king wants it and will do anything to get it, he is the one who destroyed our village and i swear to get revenge", Arron yelled, people looked but he didnt care.
Arron and Zack went back up to the castle doors but now there were more guards, "We cant take them right now, we dont have enough people and there weapons are alot better, and with no money we are pretty much screwed"
"what about the money Rynell gave you", Zack asked
Arron took the bag out of his pocket which held the money, "hmm.. ah he gave us way more then the job said!! theres 10,000 Gil in here!", Arron said aloud
"for real!!", Zack yelled
"uh hu", Arron nodded, the expression on his face was as if he was given 10,000 dollars
but at that moment there bag disappeared, "WHAT!!!", Arron yelled as he looked at where the bag had gone there was a kid wearing a fox mask with his bag of money and he ran away, "you *!!", arron yelled and chased the boy
"haha you cant get me!!", the boy yelled as he ran, he was incredibly fast for a person but that wouldnt stop Arron and Zack
Arron couldnt catch him but Zack was getting alot closer, "You little Brat com'ere", he yelled getting closer and closer until he dived at the boy but when he did the bag fell in the sewer drain, AH!", all three yelled at once, "YOU!!!", Zack and the boy started hitting eachother
"Stop!!, that wont solve anything...", Arron yelled, "whats wrong with you kid", he picked him up
"i need money obviosuly", the kid gave arron a bad look
"what could you possibly need money for that you have to go to such great lengths to steal it!!", Arron said still yelling
"Why should i tell you", he looked the other way
"cuz if you dont", Arron now whispering, "im gonna have to kick your a**"
"you wouldnt", he said sticking his tounge out
"yeah i wouldnt", Arron said punching the boy in the stomache really hard
"Ah!!! okay okay... fine... i need money for my family, were poor as dirt and no one ever gives money away for free, i had no choice and with you yelling 10,000 gil i was only tempted to take it...maybe you shouldnt be taking out your money in public when you have that much", he said
Arron looked at the kid then took off his mask, "hmph well your telling the truth but thats still no reason to steal", Arron said
"your right...here", he handed arron about 3000 gil, "i managed not to drop all of it
"hmph thanks kid", arron let him go, "whats your name?"
"Dosix...", he said showing his blue eyes, he was a blonde kid around 15 years old, he had*a good heart, his clothes were really torn up though
"cmon Dosix we will get you some clothes and if your gonna be living in a kingdom your gonna need a weapon", Arron said getting happy
"Save your money, and dont get all soft with me,*i got all the weapons i need", he said pulling out a sling shot and a switch blade
"well then any clothes", Arron asked
"still too soft for me buddy... so where ya adventurers goin?", Dosix asked
"cmon i know you aint from Arcadia so you mus be adventurers... ya know ive always wanted to adventure", Dosix laughed a bit
"well we aint from around here but i dont know if were really goin anywhere", Arron said
"but your the ones with the Gem of Eternity so youve gotta be goin somewhere", Dosix said in a softer voice
"What!! howd you!!", Arron asked
"hmm well i aint stupid, okay im not smart but i got street smarts and well i know these things okay", he said
"well all we want is to see the king, he destroyed our village and we want our revenge", Zack answered for Arron
"the king...? well i dont know why the king would destroy your village", Dosix said
"because of the Gem"
"still doubt he would do it"
"Dosix do you know anything about the gem?", Arron asked
"well i dont but i got an uncle in the Kingdom of*Rexzium*that might... its a pretty far travle but i did say id like to go on an adventure", Dosix said
"Arron what would be the point, we have the gem...", Zack was interrupted
"Dosix we will go with you", Arron turned to Zack, "Zack we have nothing else here, we might as well go there, i mean what could possibly happen, we will just learn more about why I was given this... i want to learn, i need to learn and i will learn...we can leave tomorrow, til then we rest", Arron told his friend Zack and his new companion Dosix
The Way to Rexzium~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
*Arron, Zack, and Dosix left Arcadia to set out for the snowy kingdom of Rexzium, the would have taken the jet bikes but they would only have gotten in the way, reason being the large forest they had to pass*and mountain they had to climb.
"So Dosix tell us about your life, ya know, you, your uncle, your family why ya moved down to Arcadia and everything.", Zack asked, he was walking at a good pace.
Dosix looked up at Zack then back at the path they were walking towards the Forest, "Well", he started but his voice then got a little softer, "When i was young i was born in Rexzium, my whole family lived there but one day, some man came to visit us, he talked to my uncle about the gem of eternity, which by the way is the reason im interested in you", he said stopping his story and looking at Arron. Arron looked back and nodded, "Well The king decided he wanted the gem, he came down and attacked my family, he killed my parents but sparred me, my uncle and my*sis only becaus we were young and my uncle knew about the gem. My uncle told me to leave with my sis but she couldnt leave because she i guess fell in love with this guy. I left though and made it to Arcadia alone...", dosix said with a sad look on his face
"I thought you said your family needed the food when you stole our money?", Zack asked with a look of finding out he lied
"I am my own family so i wasnt really lying to you...at any rate the Forest starts up pretty soon, over that hill as a matter of fact", Doix said to the others. The sun was up completly giving them a whole day to get through the forest so they could rest before the mountain. As they got to the top of the hill and loooked over the forest started and it was big, they could see where the mountain started just past it, but it would take all day just to cross that forest.
They got to the forest entrance and it stated to get dark in there, "whats with the lighting?", Zack asked trying to ot sound afraid
"The trees are so thick its hard for light to get in here, dont worry though the only dangers are the rouges and the animals", Dosix laughed being serious
"Huh", Zack jumped a little, never really liking animals
Arron looked at Zack jump and chuckled a bit, the group continued walking though, "alright as long as we dont make loud sounds or sudden movements we should be fine, so keep walking carefully", Arron whispered
About a few hours later the heroes got to the near end of the forest and it was getting really dark. It was also now getting cold and the trees were moving back and forth in the wind, "alright this is gettin creepy", Zack said getting scared
"Dont be a wimp, nothin can go wrong", Dosix said a bit annoyed
"Nothing can go wrong", someone said from up in a tree but as the three looked up it wasnt there, "well i can tell you what", the voice now came from behind them and a sthe trhee looked there was nothing
"Okay form a circle", Arron said and the three did
"You are wrong", the voice said in the cneter of the circle and the three faced it but it was gone and then they noticed in front of them just a few yards away and about a mile behind him was the exit
"Who are you!", Arron yelled, his hair was flowing with the wind but even with the cool air he was sweating from his enemy, his presence felt strong
"Its always polite togive your name before asking others", The man said, he was hunched over with his arms dragging low, he had a mask on with one eye showing, but the eye was on the cracked half of the mask, he had messy black hair and a black outfit, he looked somewhat like a hunter. he had lots of belts like Rynell but all over his black boots, Tight black jeans, and black army tank top.
"holder of the gem of eternity", he said in a whispered tone but understandable from there distance, he tiited his head like a dog trying to find something
"Maybe so", Arron yelled out to The man
"Well then Arron, Zack and Dosix Im Kane...", he started to laughed as They three jumped back at how he knew there names, "I need that Gem, and i dont want you living so im gonna have to kill you!", He jumped at them from all those yards away and still made it all the way to our heroes starting a fight.
Kane pulled out two crow bars, long and sharp and held them as swords, "Lets go!!", he immedeatley went after Arron who pulled out his sword, he oarried one swing and rolled uner the other, Kane stood in one spot eyeing Arron as he got hit with a rock, "what!", he looked over to see Dosix with a slingshot and a sack full of rocks, he threw his crowbar at Dosix.
"Wha!!", he dove out of the way as the crowbar came flying back and hit him in the leg, "ah whats the *", he fell donw to his knees as he noticed there were chains on the bars
Kane dropped both bars from his hands and released a few feet of chain then swung them around at Arron, Arron caught one in his sword but the other came right at him until another sword stuck into a hole in the chain and held it down to the ground
"Not today", Zack said punching Kane in the face sending him back a bit, him losing his weapons, "What now!", Zack ran over to Kane
Kane looked up and did a chinese get up pushing off his hands and landing on his feet kicking Zack in the chest as he got near, he then cracked his neck back and forth then his knuckles, "Not enough Kids", he said pulnching his arms oput and claws come out of his knuckles, "its over", he ran at Arron again
"Your Done Kane!", Arron yelled as KAne got hit in the head with another rock from Dosix, As KAne turned to look at Dosix, Zack jumped behind Kane grabbing his arms and tying them behind his back with KAnes chain. Then Arron kneed Kane in the chest as he tried to stop Zack, falling to his knees Kane passed out, "Teamworks the key", Arron winked
They looked at Kane who was unconcious, "Leave him, we have no need to kill", Dosix said
"Wait", Arron walked over to him and kneeled down, "Why do you think he wanted the Gem?"
Dosix looked at Arron and rooled his eyes, "Like I said its valuable, people would want it, but how he found out you had it im unsure"
"Its because...your grandfather...heh....we are the ones who burned down your village", he said standing up
"Ahh!!", Arron swung his sword at him but he stoppe dit by biting it with his teeth
"heh, we want the gem so we can finally put togetehr all of the pieces and well whats more cliched then tyaking over the world", he mumbked spitting out the sword and jumping back, "til then Strife", he jumped up in the tree and disappeared from the three
"No...", Arron fell to his knees, "why do they want it though, just to destroy the world, no there must be more"
Zack looked at Dosix and met eyes with him , then looked back down at Arron, "Hey cmon the forests exit is just there, lets go before anyone else shows up", he said as they left
Later that night
Halfway up the mountain our heroes set camp, no tents but a fire in the center of the*Zack and Dosix*and a safe place to sleep, "Its getting cold", said Zack to the others
"Well obviously, The kingdoms just up the mountain", Dosix explained
"wait really? so it snows up there right?", Zack asked
"The snowy kingdom of Rexzium, man your an idiot Zack", Dosix and Zack laughed
Arron was standing off by himself at the edge of the cliff, he looked out at the stars as the moon stood directly above him, shining brightly but not as bright as the sun. The stars seemed to all sparkle different shades, some brighter and some not as bright. Arron wasnt wearing his sleevless jacket but was wearing his black wife beater and everything else, it was cold but he wasnt because deep in his heart he was warm, warm with revenge, he didnt obtain what he wanted but he knew who he was after, kind of. "Gramps what do I do?", He asked himself and heard some words back
"You two have what it takes to become heroes....dont let me down", a voice was heard in arrons head
"Heroes huh... im not quite sure what you mean yet gramps but i promise i will get revenge...but why me...", he said looking at the gem which was now on a necklace tied around his neck, "why am i the one to have this, they say they need it to complete the puzzle... what do they mean...", Arron looked back up to the sky now, "what it means is i have to stop them, and* will, with my friends...", Arron said looking over at Zack and Dosix who were laughing, "No matter what"