|The Dragon Ninja Chronicles: Shadow
Author: GuyverZero PM
Discontinued pending rewriteRated: Fiction T - English - Adventure - Irma L. - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,775 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 04-09-08 - Published: 11-30-07 - id: 3920911
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The Dragon Ninja Chronicles: Shadow.
Disclaimer: I don't own WITCH Or Ninja Gaiden. Wish I did though sadly all I have are the games.
A New Mission.
"I can't believe summer vacation is already over." Irma huffed as her and the other guardians were now relaxing in the basement of the silver dragon.
"It ends the same time every year but unlike every one else we had to fight a demon bent on taking over the universe." Cornelia griped as she felt her vacation was ruined.
"It isn't so bad we still have a few weeks before school and I doubt that a new threat is going to pop up out of the blue." Will stated a little put down about fighting almost all summer as well.
"By the way where's Ryu he hasn't been seen all that much lately?" Taranee inquired looking over to Will and Irma.
"Yeah none of us have seen him." Hay Lin spoke as the others turned to Will and Irma.
"Sorry wish I knew when we got back he began to leave earlier and coming back later." Will sighed looking down.
"I have tired to call him but instead of calling me he leaves note's stuck in my window seal, while it would be romantic I would like to see him." Irma grunted as none of them had seen the young dragon since they got back from the beach.
"I asked Peter but he hasn't talked with him either." Tara stated looking down.
"What about Matt has he heard anything?" Cornelia asked looking over to Will again.
"I wish it seems that he just dropped off the face of the earth when he wants to disappear." The red head spoke with a slight annoyance.
"Well what ever it is when he needs us he will come to us." Irma smiled.
"You know what Irma's right we need to have the same faith in him that he has in us." Hay Lin shouted pumping her fist.
"You know I just thought of something maybe he is helping Caleb set up a ninja training school on Meridian as their was once a Dragon Clan their as well." The blonde girl grinned remembering the conversation between Ryu, Caleb and Hayate.
"Yeah I can't believe I forgot that, Meridian is gaining more of it power back." Taranee stated with a smile.
"Well then while it is just us girls lets go have some fun." Will laughed as they all went out.
Meanwhile with Ryu.
"It's only been a few week since Jaquio's defeat and yet there is another problem coming from the Shadow realm." Ryu thought running the dead and decaying foliage. "The Oracle seemed to be a little disturbed by the energy signature emanating from this place." Ryu continued thinking back to his conversation with the Oracle.
"Ryu thank you for coming so swiftly." The bald man spoke with a slight bow.
"You need not bow to me Oracle it is my honor to help." Ryu smiled bowing back.
"Either way it is still a proper way to greet one of the few dragon master of the Hayabusa clan." The Oracle started. "But as you wish please come with me." The man finished as he and Ryu made their way into the Council Chambers.
"Ah young dragon it is good that you responded with such speed." a member of the council stated as the Oracle motioned for Ryu to join him.
"What is so urgent that I come with out the Guardians or the Meriden Kaiser?" Ryu inquired sitting beside the Oracle.
"We feel that they need to rest seeing as the Guardians may be strong but are still inexperienced in the art of combat." Another council member stated.
"I get that but you should not under estimate my Sister or her team, but as for their lack of combat abilities you may be right but the same can't be said for Caleb the Meridian Kaiser he did lead a rebellion against a maniacal dictator." Ryu remarked defending his clan brother.
"That is true as well but he also doesn't have your stealth and tracking abilities either." the same council member spoke.
"So from what your saying is that my stealth and silent fighting and killing style is needed?" The young dragon stated looking the council over.
"Yes young one their has been some disturbing power fluctuations coming from the Shadow realm it started only a few days ago." The Oracle explained turning towards the ninja.
see do you think it might have something to do with the demon I
sealed or something else?" Ryu asked keeping his face devoid of
emotions as he had been trained to By
Hayate for times like this when emotional out burst could be counter productive.
"We believe it is not related to the Demon you sealed or Jaquio." Another council member spoke. "They energy signature is nothing like either of them it feels like a human but one that has surrendered it's self to the darkness unlike you who found a balance in the light and the dark." the council member finished.
"I see it brings up a part of my training that I under went over the years and it pains me to say that I didn't understand it till I found balance." Ryu started. "I life there will always be Light and Dark, Good and Evil. One of the major lessons was a question that I got wrong and it was I quote "Can the light exist with out the dark?"
"Can you answer that Ryu?" Hayate inquired sitting across from the young ninja in training now age ten.
"Yeah I mean with out the dark the world would be a better place nothing but light and good." The ten year old stated with a look of confidence only to be shattered
"Wrong Ryu." Hayate stated.
"AND WHY IS THAT?!" The ten year old Ryu shouted getting up.
"Calm down Ryu and let me explain." His master spoke as Ryu returned to his seat crossing his arms in defiance.
"Ha, ha, ha, ha, so much like the last Ryu." Hayate thought as he began to explain. "Because for either side to exist we need followers, and sentient beings can't exist in the full power of either side." The older ninja explained.
"But wouldn't a world bathed in eternal light be better that the world of conflict we know?" Ryu spoke dropping his arms back to his sides. "If as Dragon Ninja's our job is to protect the world then why not destroy all evil?" The young Ryu stated confused.
"I couldn't have been more right to train him as the next Ninja Dragon and the next Ryu." Hayate thought listing to Ryu finish. "All right then Ryu let me ask you another question."
"Ok Sensei." Ryu said looking him in the eye.
"Can you see in one hundred percent darkness no light at all?" Hayate inquired.
"Of course not, no one can." Ryu countered.
"Ok then how would you fair in one hundred percent light?" Hayate smirked thinking he got through Ryu's thick skull.
"……." Ryu sat glaring at his teacher.
"So is it too with the survival of all thing sentient and so forth." Hayate stated with a hearty laugh.
"I still don't get it" Ryu thought.
End flash back.
"So as it set it took me almost six more years to learn that lesson." Ryu stated having retold a part of the dragon training.
"I see so you do not go after all evil you try and maintain a balance?" The Oracle inquired.
"Yes that is one way of putting it but as the council stated we need to investigate any thing that can put off that kind of dark power even if it isn't that strong yet if left unchecked it could grow out of control."
"So you will investigate this for us?" The first council member spoke again.
"Yes I will, and if there is nothing else I would like to begin immediately." Ryu said as he stood and bowed.
"No there is nothing else and thank you again young dragon." The Oracle spoke as they walked out of the Council Chambers.
"What ever is using this dark energy is really doing a number on this world." Ryu thought walking into the remains of a small village. "Shit all this destruction and for what!?" Ryu mentally shouted seeing the burned and dismembered corpses that littered the small village's streets. "Even the elderly and the children were not spared." Ryu growled coming to a stop at what appeared to be the epicenter of the attack. "Looks like what ever it was started here and worked it's way outward in a spiraling pattern." Came the continued thoughts as he ran his fingers across the pattern on the ground. "Well what ever it was it's gone and I can't track it anymore, shit this is gonna take a long time to deal with I can just feel it." Ryu growled mentally as he created a fold back to Kandracar.
"Well Ryu did you find anything of use." The Oracle inquired as Ryu joined him looking at the horizon of Kandracar.
"Yes and No, Yes I found something but no I didn't find the source or the perpetrator." Ryu sighed reverting back to his normal cloths Which consisted of baggy black jeans, black boots and a deep red almost blood colored muscle shirt complete with a black dragon wrapping around it with his hair tie back in the usual pony tail that hung down to his shoulder blades still in it's spikey look.
"Well anything is good so what was it?"
"The attack left nothing of the Village the was attacked it started at the Village square in the center of town and from their wiped it out men and women alike even the young and the old no one was spared not even the plants and animals." Ryu growled slamming his fist down.
"Calm your self Ryu their was nothing you could have done even we didn't sense it till it happened." The Oracle sighed upset himself at the destruction. "That is why we requested you go we didn't want the guardians to see the destruction we know they are strong but from what you described they might have broken down as for Caleb he is gonna be busy rebuilding the Dragon clan of Meridian." The older man spoke calming the young dragon down.
"I know even I felt ready to fall seeing the loss of life their." Ryu spoke downcast. "Aside from that I do have a lead on what type of attack it is." Ryu grunted looking back out at the clouds.
"So what type is it?"
"Spiral. their usually hard to master seeing as the can back fire just as badly as a lighting type move but even if the user is killed the destruction is still very high and seeing as I didn't find a corpse in the center it's wielder is still alive." Ryu reported leaning back against a pillar.
"I see this is getting more and more disturbing with each passing moment." Oracle sighed still not moving from his cloud watching as Ryu called it.
"I know I think we should consider brining the Guardians in on this or at least telling them, cause I am not looking forward to when they find out I have been working on a new mission with out them." Ryu grimaced.
"I think you may be right young dragon, but let us wait for at least two more days before we tell them to at least allow them a little more rest." The Oracle smiled turning towards Ryu.
"Right, well I need to be back home soon or mom and dean are gonna have my head seeing as there spending more time together now." Ryu chuckled.
"I wouldn't worry Ryu, Dean Collins is a good man that cares for all three of you." The older man chuckled as well.
"I don't mind it Will that I fear right now well her and Irma and if I know them the others are gonna be on my ass soon." Ryu spoke shaking his head with a large grin on his face.
"Well then good luck is in order I presume." The Oracle said as Ryu created a fold.
"Oh shit the end of the world is coming the Oracle made a joke." Ryu exclaimed laughing.
"So I did, but is it really that strange?"
"Well ever since I meet ya it has been al business but I guess it isn't all that impossible." Ryu grinned.
"I see be safe young dragon." The Oracle spoke as he went to his chambers and Ryu left via fold.
Earth Ryu's home.
"Thanks for letting us stay Ms. Vandom" Irma smiled as she and the other girls were sitting on the couch in the sleeping cloths.
"No problem, but have any of you seen that ninja I call a son?" Susan smiled sitting across from them next to Dean.
"Well that's the other reason we came to, none of us have seen him for over three days." Taranee spoke sitting on the floor.
"I see a surprise attack." Dean laughed.
"Some thing like that." Hay Lin smiled as the phone rang.
"Vandom residents." Susan spoke." Ryu where are you every one is looking for you? Note what note?" Susan asked perplexed. "On the fridge. Will can you go see if there is a note pinned to the fridge?" Her mom inquired.
"Sure be back guys." Will sighed. "There is a note mom it said he was gonna stay at Matt's tonight, WHAT HE'S WITH MATT AND HE DIDN'T TELL. MATT YOU ARE SOOO DEAD." Will shouted with a growl.
"Ok Ryu behave and please be home at a decent time tomorrow, love you too son good night." Susan sighed hanging up the phone.
"Don't hang that up I need to have a word with Matt." Will growled stomping out of the kitchen.
"Sorry Will but he and Matt are gonna be going to camp out for the night with Peter, Nigel, Eric and Martin." Susan smiled looking at the glares directed at the phone.
"I AM GONNA SO HURT YOUR SON." Irma growled joining in with Will in anger.
"Ryu and Matt are in such deep trouble." Taranee whispered to Cornelia and Hay Lin.
"Got to agree with you there girls." Dean whispered.
With Ryu and the others.
" What did they say?" Peter asked laughing a little.
"Matt my man we are in deep and I mean DEEP shit." Ryu laughed turning his cell phone off. "You might be too for not telling Taranee about this trip too."
"Thanks for reminding me." Peter laughed harder.
"I have a question though why did you invite Nigel and myself?" Eric inquired.
"Well my sister is friends with Hay Lin and Taranee and your dating them aren't you." Ryu spoke as the tow boys nodded. "Well I consider Hay Lin and Taranee like my sisters as well so I figured we could all become friends."
"Good enough reason for me." Nigel stated sitting on the log he found.
"Me too." Eric grinned leaning back on the ground.
"So where do I fit in?" Martin inquired.
"Your already a friend Martin you have always been a good friend to Irma even though it took her awhile to notice it but if it wasn't for you there's no telling what Hornby would have to her that day." Ryu spoke looking into the fire.
"Thanks a lot Ryu." Martin smiled adjusting his glasses.
"Hey you got us to man." Matt stated roasting a hot dog over the fire.
"Same here, Martin, were all friends here right guys." Peter shouted putting his fist straight out in front of him.
"HELL YEAH!" They all shouted doing as Peter did.
AN: Well here is the sequel well not technically but is the next part of The Dragon Ninja Chronicles. That I started big thanks to Wilhelmina Vandom and XV-Dragon for their reviews of my first WITCH Fic. Read Review peace out.