After doing some stretches, pushups and squats, I decided to open my package, I unwrapped the box and opened it to see my beautiful new sword lying asleep in the box,it was gorgeously reflecting the light off its new steel, I spent all my savings on this sword it was quite expensive but worth it.
In a modern world like this, a sword is kinda old fashioned but then I still prefer a sword to a gun. Its not like getting a pulze gun with a license is simple. I heard a rustling in the bushes behind me and my nose picked up a foul scent,probably coming from a nearby beast, with lightning speed I drew my sword towards the direction of the sound.A man emerged from the woods, he was tall, mascular and dressed shabbily.
”Cmon kid don point that weapon at me, Im not an animal ”,he said with his arms raised as if he was surrendering.
”But you sure smell like one, no offense ”,I responded lowering my sword but not my guard,this person could be dangerous and I was gonna make a run for it if he tried anything funny.
”Thats a nice sword you got there boy, but kids should not play with weapons ”.
”Im not here to play, Im training,and adults should not play with their baths either ”.Oops, that slipped out, if he gets mad Id be in trouble.
” You got a sharp tongue just like your sword ,huh,the names Julius… ”
”Im Brian ”, I said backing away from his outstretched right arm that was waiting for a handshake.I didn want to touch that hand of his, who knew where it had been and clearly this man is not that sanitary. ”sorry but I don really shake strangers ”, I said gulping.
”Thats fine ”, he said as he retracted his hand, ”I wouldn shake me either if I were you, anyway I just came by to say hi since youve been coming around more lately to work out,I figured I should say hi to my neighbor instead of watching him from the tree tops ”.
”You live around here!? ”, I asked astonished.
”Yh, Im one of those natural people who bonds with nature and stuff ”.
”Oh, well…then have fun with that, I will…uh…catch you later ”, I said packing my stuff ready to get out of here and obviously I wasn going to be back here, don wanna catch whatever hes carrying.
”Cmon, wait Brian, I didn come here only to say hi, I also wanted to make a deal ”.
” Whats it about? ”, I turned and asked picking up my bike.
” Sometimes it gets pretty lonely around here and it would not hurt to have some company,if you could come around more often I can help you with your training,I may not look it but I am an expert in fighting,there are no downsides right? ”
I scanned him from his top to bottom and didn find anything to trust about this guy, without wasting time I hopped on my bike and started paddling the fastest I could leaving that Julius guy in a cloud of dust,or so I thought until I crashed into him further up the path,I was sent flying and landed on my butt, but I was overcome with shock rater than pain, how was he able to move from behind me to before me in an instant?
He walked up to me who was still seated on the floor trying to figure out what had just happened,as he looked down at me, I saw a purple glow in his eyes, then my eyes drifted to see my bike cramped like a cola can from crashing into him.Was his body that firm?, Then it dawned on me that this man was not ordinary.
”So whats it gonna be kid?,make a choice before you speed off ”. Now that my bike was destroyed, speeding of wasn an option again now Id have to play by his rules.
”I agree to the proposal, train me, and Ill be your companion ”,I said with a shaky voice and tears welling in my eyes.
”Great, henceforth you
e my first student, and you first lesson is; Don Be A Wuss!! ”,he screamed the last part, ”and don be controlled by your fear, always be in charge of your emotions, got it!? ”
”Y-Yes sir ”, I replied in a small voice.
”You shall call me Master onwards, now get of your butt and follow me, training starts today ”.He led me back to the wooden cottage…
”Before anything, you don have a pulze ability right? ”, He asked.
”Thats right, even though my pulze level is high ”.
” I see, well every student taught by me must inherit my mark of approval ”, he said walking up to me.
”Mark!?,but I don want any mark I said backing away ”.
”Im not really giving you a choice here, now take that shirt off ”.
Master put his hand to my chest and I instantly felt a sharp pain, after that, there was a steaming purple mark on my chest.