Alright guys and girls, this story has been in the making for a few years now. I felt bad because of the very long hiatus with Yu-Gi-Oh! Legends, and so, a sneak peek at some of the stories I am writing. A new chapter for legends will be up in a couple of days, so I must ask for a little more patience. I hope you enjoy the first chapter of Heroes: Trials of Glory.

Why did I run? That was simple; if I didn't escape, who would be the one to repay you for the destruction you caused.

Jango Aldano

A wanderer, that's all I've become over the years. A year of searching and not one person could teach me; not only the true physical skills of a swordsman, but also the discipline and structure of one. Looking around, I saw the short grass of the plains around me. I looked at the orange sky, to see the light of the sun dimming as it sank below the horizon I closed my eyes, and images of blood and slaughter filled my vision, and the sound of weapons clashing and arrows singing their deadly song rang in my ears. I tried to cover my ears, but it was no use, the horrible images and sounds still looked fresh. I fell to the ground and balled up. The episode had me in its grip.

"We need to find a way out, the marauders are everywhere," a voice said. I looked up and saw a man of seventeen years old standing over me, with arrows in embedded in the wood of his shield, and a scythe in his armored hand. "Can you hear me? We NEED to get out," The man said again.

"Okay, I'm with you…"

I snapped back to reality as my head jerked forward. I looked at the sky, it was a very dark blue, and a white crescent lit up the night time sky. I slowly stood up and checked my meager rations and gear. My machete was on my belt, wrapped in a homemade scabbard, while my knife was hanging loose from the other side of my belt. I looked down the plains, looking for any sign of human travel, or at least a tree to sleep in tonight. I continued down to the lowest part of the plains. The shrubbery and the trees became dense as I hiked down. A few trees bowed down and intertwined with each other, creating an ideal shelter. I knelt down, and crawled under the arrangement of trees. I closed my eyes and waited for sleep to come.

"Jango, are you alright?" another voice said this time. I looked from my opponent and the voice. A female about thirteen years old was looking at me concerned. I got up and brushed myself off, making a bit of a dust cloud as I did.

"Yeah, I'm good," I said to the girl.

"Good, we need you if we are going to get out," she said to me. I nodded, I heard a rumbling noise, and looked up.

"Rockslide, watch out," I yelled to her. She looked up and screamed as the rocks fell down. The dust from the rockslide obscured my vision for a moment. When it cleared, the boulders blocked the path, and the girl was nowhere to be found. I fell down, sobbing. The man from earlier pulled me up, trying to get me to fight again.

"She's gone Jango, we have to move on," he said.

"Okay, I guess I'm with you…"

I snapped awake, and looked around. I found that I was back in that tree. The episodes are getting stronger, I thought. I left my shelter and left the woods and reentered the plains. I looked up and saw a blue sky and bright yellow sun.I moved to the South again, farther away from where I left.

White flash erupts into flashback*

"Jango, where is Jake?" a man with snow white hair and green eyes asked me. I stared at him blankly.

"Who is that, and where am I" I said. The man looked crestfallen.

"Looks like you've lost your memory. Your name is Jango, my son Jake was your best friend, and you're in the…" The man was cut off by a bullet through his chest. He collapsed to the floor, and his green coat was turning crimson. I looked up to where the shot rang out, and saw a man with a pistol and knife.

"You're next punk, this is what you get when you mess with us," The man said. He started to raise his pistol to eye level. I blinked, and next thing I knew, I had a pistol in my hand, and my finger was clutching the trigger. I looked at the attacker, and saw a hole in his head. I looked at the slaughter in front of me with a horrified expression. I dropped the gun, and looked down at the man who had helped me up in the first place, and knelt. He looked at me.

"I know everything must seem confusing at the moment, but in the future it will become clear, but not here. Run to the south, to a region called Opantos. There you will find a life call your own. A way to live."

I snapped back to reality, and looked forward once again, and started walking again. As the sun reached its peak, I saw a road in the distance. I slowly walked toward it, and at once I noticed a group of man-made structures to one side of the road.

"I could wait and see if there are more towns nearby, or I can take my chances with this town," I thought to myself. I slowly made up my mind on my course of action. I walked in through the city gates.

Alright, I know it seems all over the place right now, but it's meant to be. It will eventually stop, but anyways, hope you enjoyed it. R&R please. Shane out.