The Eternal War
I walk down a dark, damp alley. My long black coat swishes around me as a take each step. My staff clicks with every stride. My nerves are racing just as they do each time the sun sets. I am aware of everything around me, a homeless man passed out in a cardboard box, the smell of liquor, the decay that seems to be everywhere. I wish that things could be different, but in the back of my mind I doubt that they ever will.
I arrived at my destination, a large foreboding house seemingly out of place. The yard was small just like every yard here in London. The grass was brown, and only one dead tree occupied it. One person stood by the door. His arms were crossed and he leaned against one of the pillars near the front door. The lights were on in three rooms in the front, but there were no shadows moving inside. It was time to strike.
I summoned the power within myself and my body faded out of sight. I approached the yard and walked towards the lone sentry. I thrust my cane towards him and a golden flame burst from it and consumed the sleeping man before he knew what was happening. I then made my way into the house. As I opened the door two men looked towards it. One said, “Who told you to come inside Freek!”
I could see the confusion in their eyes as they saw no one at the door and smoke waver off in the night. Before they could react I incinerated them both. I could hear scrambling around upstairs. The boss must have realized what was happening. Through the door to my right burst an incredibly hairy creature. It moved extremely quickly and it snarled and snapped at me. I dodged it easy enough; being invisible does have its advantages. I pulled out a pistol out of one of my coat pockets and fired one true shot at my enemy. I hit its heart directly. It fell to the ground and all the hair melted away to reveal a naked man. “Damn werewolves!” I said as I turned towards the stairs.
Three men flew down the stairs with their long black coats flaring out. I could see their bloodshot eyes and their long fangs jutting from their mouth. I pulled on the flames from within hitting one of them. The second hit me hard and I was pushed into the wall ten feet away. I could hear the wall crack as I impacted. I began to fall to the floor. I used my power to push myself eight feet up and one of the attackers hit the wall just where I was standing. I flared my power as he looked up at me with pure hatred. My flames disintegrated his body almost instantaneously.
The last attacker hit me and brought me to the floor. His fangs came dangerously close to my neck. I hit his head hard with my cane flaring with power. He flew into the wall next to me. I then shot my flames toward him and he melted away into ash.
I pulled myself off the floor and began to feel the exhaustion creep in. I forced myself up the stairs. At the top I noticed a room to my left with the door ajar. I opened it up and saw the carnage within. Body parts were everywhere and blood stained nearly everything. That’s when I saw movement on the bed. There covered in blood was a woman completely nude and bound. She was crying profusely and pulling at the ropes that cut into her flesh. I walked over to her and said, “I’m going to let you go run down the stairs and out the front door. Do not look back.” I tapped her forehead with my cane and concentrated my power, slowly flaring it. Then I tapped her restraints and the unraveled. She jumped up and ran quickly out of the room.
I turned around and walked out of the room trying to forget the horror of it. I looked to the only other room up stairs. That must be where he is. I walked towards the door and opened it up. Inside was lit only by a few candles and I saw his green glowing eyes stare through me. “Took you long enough Guildsman.”
“I take as long as needed Ferook.” I retorted.
He tilted his head to the side and stared for a few moments then said, ”What would you like from a simple demon like me Guildsman?”
“I want the location of Hell.” I said.
“Tsk, Tsk, Tsk. That I cannot reveal, but I can give you someone who might.” Ferook stated.
“Who, Ferook?” I asked.
“Zeffer. He runs a death camp in Mexico. But it won’t be easy Guildsman. Trust me…what is your name Guildsman. It’s the least you can do after destroying my Others.” Spoke the Demon.
“My name…you don’t deserve to hear it Ferook.” I said
I flared my powers and shot a powerful green flame at the demon who just sat there. He melted instantly. So I turned around and left the Rape house behind me. Walking out into the night I began to process the information which I must take back to the Guild.
My name is Lance and this is what the world has come to.