"You think we picked a good enough place to hide, Ryo?" Kento asked
They were in a town, or what was left of it. Only indiscreet structures were
left to mark
where civilization once stood.
"Look," Ryo started,
"the way I figure it, they've already attacked this
place. There is a
very slim chance that they would make the trip up here just to run us out of
"But there is a chance nonetheless," Rowen said matter-of-factly.
"Why don't we stay for
the night anyway?" Cye asked. "We've been walking
since dawn and I for one would like to get some rest if they do decide to
"Can't argue there,"
Kento replied. Both guys went off to a direction to
look for any
supplies. They didn't really expect much.
"So, where do we make camp?"
Rowen said absently as he walked off with White
to another direction.
"I guess we look for food,"
Ryo said as he turned to Sage. The blond was
listening to him. "Did you hear me Sage?"
"Yeah...food," Sage answered, distracted.
"What is wrong with you?" The blond shook his head and finally turned to Ryo.
"What do you mean?"
"If you're still thinking
about Mia, give it a rest. It's been three years
since she died. All
of us have accepted that. Why wouldn't you?"
"Because somehow, I still feel her somewhere."
Before the argument could get
any further, the little desolate town was
rocked by a blast.
Cye and Kento quickly came back with the few items they found. Rowen didn't.
all nodded to each other and put on their armors. Another blast rocked the
town and they
knew they needed to hurry. As they turned a corner, they ran into Rowen as a
went over their heads.
"About time you got here
guys!!" Rowen shouted as he got up and readied
"Arrow Shock Wave!!"
"Glad to see you too, Rowen!" Ryo shouted back.
They all ran forward and started
to take down soldiers left and right. All
of them noticed
that there was an unusually large number of soldiers attacking all at once
Warlords. Though most of them would admit that facing the Warlords was the
they wanted, their no appearance was even more disturbing than them appearing.
"Hey Warlords!!" Kento
shouted. "What? Too chicken to face us?!" He struck
soldier and scanned his surroundings. "That couldn't be all, right? If that
was all, we
could beat all your butts now!"
"What brave words coming from a dead boy," a voice said somewhere above them.
"Think they actually have
a clue as to who they're up against?" asked another
"If they did, they probably would have ran away already," answered another.
"Let's just show them what they're really missing," answered yet another.
"Would all of you mind
not talking like we're not here?" Ryo asked. "We
like to get going."
"Well men," said the
first voice, "let's not disappoint the boy!" Anubis
in front of them followed by the other three, forming a box around the five.
The Warlords didn't hesitate
and quickly attacked the Ronins. Anubis
beating up Ryo and Rowen. Cale took on Sage in a battle of light and dark.
Sekhmet clashed amidst water and poison. Kento finally was coming to terms
illusions. Somewhere between the four fights, White Blaze lent a helping
Unknown to everybody, two little boys ran closer to the battle.
"Are you sure this is safe Kiefer?" Kieran asked.
"Of course it's safe,"
he answered back. "If you didn't want to come, why
"And let you have all the
fun? I don't think so." Both their eyes sparkled
at the sight of
It was obvious to them who was
winning. Even though there were five Ronins,
Warlords were indeed stronger. Both were so involved in watching that they
didn't see a
stray shot heading their way until it was too late. The shot hit and they
"Kief?" Kieran called
out to his brother. He shook his head and looked
was just a few feet away from him. He ran over to him and shook his
The other boy opened his eyes
and was about to pull away from his brother
noticed somebody over them. It was the green Ronin. But the Ronin didn't
down as the boy turned to look at him. The Ronin seemed frozen for a second
was all they needed. They held up their hands and shot him. He fell back
replaced by the red Ronin. The new Ronin didn't hesitate but stopped when
tiger stood between him and the boys.
"White Blaze, what are
you doing?! Get away from them!"