Memories and Promises
Chapter Five


"Dais!!" Anubis bellowed. "If you value your life, you leave my quarters,

The door slammed on the face of the silver-haired Warlord.

"You really should watch what you say to him." Dais turned and found a
man standing by the window. "He didn't become leader just because."

"If he had wanted me dead, he would have done so already. He knows that I've
just about every line he's made."

"Then why do it?"

"He's got so many secrets that you nor I have never heard of. Even his
little buddy Kale
haven't heard all of it." Dais joined the other man by the window.

"We know all about that. What's so different about this secret?"

"Well, he's not even really keeping it as a secret. He's planning to use the
woman as bait
for the Ronin brats, that much is true, but there is something else. He's
got a deeper
agenda than that."

"And what would acquiring this knowledge gain you?" Dais laughed. The other
looked at him.

"This could finally make me the head of this little army. With Anubis
exposed with
having a relationship with the enemy, he would have to be cast out. I plan
to take over
when he's gone."

"And this would benefit me how?"

"Sekhmet, you finally get to move up the ladder."

Both men walked off, still discussing their little scheme. It's been three
days since
Anubis came face to face with Mia. Nothing had been right since he came
home. He
had been in his room, thinking, throwing, shouting. Everybody that entered
feared for
their life. The other Warlords were a little less intimidated.


"Would you mind sitting down instead of pacing?" asked Kale who was in the
room when
Anubis threw Dais out. "All this following is giving me a headache."

"Do I look like I care?" Anubis turned to him, eyes dark with anger.

"Maybe not."

Kale watched him again, content on just letting his leader cool off on his
own. You
would think three days would be enough to get him over this problem, but no!
It didn't
help that the problem was pretty.

He heard him say something. He didn't bother with it since Anubis was
probably talking
to himself again. He's been doing a lot of that, Anubis. Ever since he came
back, it
seemed the best companion for him was himself.

"What are you doing here, Kale?" Apparently, he had forgotten what happened
or why
there was somebody else there with him.

"You asked for me to be here," he answered matter-of-factly.


"Let's not talk about that. Why did you want me here?"

"I've been thinking."

"With all the ranting and raving going on in here for the last three days,
it's a wonder that
you have."

"That's what I've been doing here. Anyway, I think I'm going to let her go."

"After all you said?"

"What do you think I should do then?"

"Go to her."


"If this is driving you crazy, it's also driving her crazy. Go and see if
this is mutual."

"And if it is?"

"You're going to have to think of something then. If that happens, you're
going to be in


"If it's mutual, that means you're connected somehow. Are you sure you won't
tell me
what happened between you two three days ago?"

"That's between us." Anubis stopped his pacing and crossed his arms in front
of him.
Kale waited for a decision. "I'll go."

Anubis walked straight to the door and left. Kale followed him out and shook
his head.

"Don't worry, I won't stay up," he called after him.