Chapter 11: Touch her and you Die
There are nights where I can't help but cry
And I wonder why you had to leave me
Why did it have to end so soon?
When you said that you would never leave me
("Tell me" by Side A)
A pair of blue eyes opened as he scanned the place he was in. 'Where am I?' He looked up and down, right to left until he finally figured where he was. 'I'm in Atsuharu's lab!'
"It's good to see you're awake."
Kouichi turned to the voice and glared at the owner. "Atsuharu..."
The older man walked to him, holding an injection where inside it was the blue liquid. "I would inject you with the red one but it'll be a waste since you're going to die as well."
"Why are you doing this? You even killed my brother and your own ally!"
"My real target was all of you, but then, it just so happens that Kouji stopped all of you and instead, he and Yukimura replaced you and your friends." He said, lifting the sleeve of Kouichi's shirt and piercing him with the sharp needle. Blood oozed out of his right arm and a few hints of blue liquids were visible as well.
Edo smiled evilly and cut the ropes that bounded him and the rest of the assassin group. Kouichi placed a hand on his head as his vision blurred. He made a head count of his comrades and noticed one was missing. "Izumi… where is she Atsuharu!"
A smirk was on his lips at the said name. "Don't worry, the girl won't get killed." He assured him, "Yet."
"What do you… mean by… that..?"
"First of, I'd like her to experience the same thing your mother did. You see, my dead friend, Riko Matsuda, had enjoyed doing it. He planned on repeating the same thing to Orimoto. However, your twin killed him after he whispered that in his ear. And now, since both are dead, I'll be continuing it without difficulty."
"You'll never get away with this!"
"Oh really? And how will you stop me if you can't even stand up? Besides, your friends will die in your own hands soon."
Edo then headed out of the lab and made his way to the room Izumi was in.
"Shit! Damn it! I have to control myself…" Kouichi mumbled and tried to wake Takuya up. "Come on man! Get up!"
The goggle head stirred and finally woke up. "Kouichi, are you okay?"
"Don't worry about me, go wake the others and get out of here."
"Atsuharu injected the fluid to me, he's going to do something to Izumi and if you don't hurry, we'll all die! Do you think Kouji would be happy to see us in the next life if we lost!"
Takuya nodded and quickly shook the others. Tomoki got up and also helped out until all of them wee fully awake.
"Hurry up!" Kouichi yelled.
Kousei went to his son and turned to the others. "I'll stay with Kouichi, the rest of you, go and save Izumi." He averted his eyes back on his son. "I'm not about to lose another member of my family."
"Okay, leave Izumi to us!" Junpei said, running towards the door. Unfortunately, it was locked. Edo had figured this would happen so he imprisoned the group in his own lab.
"Don't give up yet Tomoki, I'm sure we can get out of here somehow."
"Junpei's right, while Kouichi is still himself, we'd better think of something fast."
"What the hell do you think you're doing?" She yelled. "Get off of me!"
Edo smirked and pinned her on the bed. "Isn't it obvious? I'm planning on doing the same thing to you of what I did to Tomoko Minamoto."
"It's what my deceased friend would have wanted."
'Shit! Why do these things always happen to me?'
Gunshots were heard outside as the door of the room swung open, revealing a boy, panting and covered mostly in blood as he pointed the gun at Edo.
"Touch her and you die!"
With just a pull of a trigger, the bullet flew out of the gun and went straight to Edo's forehead, making the man fall on the floor. This time, he's really dead.
"Are you alright Izu-chan..?" He asked with a weak voice as he walked towards her. The blonde's eyes widened as she finally knew who it was.
"I'm not about to break my promise." He smiled weakly and fell to his knees, gripping his shoulder in pain.
"Kou…" Izumi whispered, attending to his wounds after taking his shirt off. "You sure fell a long way down… it's amazing you're still alive."
He smirked. "You don't knowme too well."
She pouted and poked him and made Kouji wince in pain.
"Don't do that!"
"You asked for it."
"No I didn't!"
She giggled and rummagedthrough the drawers, finding clean bandages. "Hold still okay?"
Kouji nodded as the girl wrapped the bandages around his wounds. "Where are the others?"
"Atsuharu's lab." She answered "And I think Kouichi is in his 'ready-to-kill' mode."
"…We'd better hurry then."
"Takuya, watch out!"
The goggle head ducked the attack which was made by Kouichi whose eyes were bloody red.
"Oh no, what're we going to do!"
"Don't panic Junpei, somehow, there's got to be something we can figure out." Tomoki said, evading the katana that was about to slice his head off.
"We know that, but what?" Kousei asked, trying to stop his son from killing all of them.
"Call out to him! Maybe he can hear us." Tomoki cried.
"Tomoki, Abunai!" Takuya yelled.
The teen shut his eyes, waiting for the pain to come but…
"Hey, what're you standing there for? Move it!"
The group looked up to see Kouji who blocked the attack of his twin and Izumi who ran over to them with Tomoki.
"You're supposed to be dead!" They chorused.
"Let's talk later!" He yelled and pushed Kouichi away. "Come on bro, I don't want to fight you."
The older twin just slashed his sword down on him but he blocked it and tried to talk to him again.
"This isn't good." Junpei said. "We have to stop Kouichi!"
Takuya looked around the room, trying to find something. "Maybe, if we knock him out, he'll wake up back to his senses."
"It's worth a try." Tomoki piped and they began to look for an item that they could use.
Kouji jumped backwards and placed his katana back in its sheath. "I think this will do." He used the sheath to hit his brother on the head with a strong blow that would hopefully not kill him but just make him unconscious.
It did and Kouichi fell to the ground.
"We go home." Kousei answered.
"But what about Atsuharu?"
"He's dead." Kouji replied. "I killed him."
The next morning, Kouichi woke up in a sweat.
"Ohayou nii-san." Kouji grinned.
"Am I dreaming..?"
"Yeah, yeah, I know what you're thinking. I'm still alive bro."
Kouichi sat up and rubbed his eyes. "You've got to be kidding me."
His twin frowned and glared at him. "Alright, here's proof."
He formed a fist as an evil smirk formed on his lips. Kouichi knew what he was up to. "Oh no… Kouji… don't do it… I mean it!"
Kousei ignored it and continued to drink his coffee. "Izumi,"
"Yes?" She asked, not stopping from cutting the vegetables. "Can you go to the market later on?"
"Sure sir, what do you want me to get?"
"I'll give you the list. And don't forget a couple of bandages as well. I think Kouichi'll need it."
"Damn you Kouji! Get back here!" Kouichi yelled, running after his brother.
"Sorry, but you deserved it!" He yelled back, laughing.
"If you two don't stop horsing around, you're going to be late for school."
The twins got ready for school and ate breakfast.
While on their way, they saw Takuya leaving his house with his little brother, Shinya.
"Hi guys!" Takuya greeted as Shinya smiled at them.
"Hi Takuya, Shinya," Izumi said as the twins gave a nod. "Good morning."
"So, what's the agenda today?" Takuya asked as they walked to the school.
"Nothing; dad said you can stay over tonight since we're going to celebrate our victory!" Kouichi cheered.
"Cool! In that case, I can't wait!"
As time marches on, Takuya went to the soccer field with Junpei while Kouichi and Izumi went with Kouji for his basketball practice.
"Come on Takuya! Score a goal!" Aiwa called out. She was the team manager and it's been said that the goggle head has a crush on her. He blushed and made a peace sign and a boyish smile to the girl.
"This one's for you!" He yelled and kicked the ball. The people watched waiting and wanting to see if it will go in or not.
It went in.
"Goal baby!" He cheered and ran back to his team mates.
"Shoot the ball man!" Kouichi yelled from the stands at his brother since the ball was passed to him.
Kouji dribbled it, keeping an eye on his opponent. He sprinted to the right and made it inside, dunking the ball just in time before their practice game ended. Once again, his team won.
"Come on, let's go home." Kouichi yelled and his twin rolled his eyes at him.
They met up with Takuya and went on home after picking up the groceries they ordered earlier.
"So, we're going to have a party right?" The goggle head asked.
"Yup;" Kouichi replied. "This is going to be fun."
"Oh yeah, how're you and Yuki doing bro?"
Kouichi blushed a bit and scratched the back of his head. "Well, I, sort of, told her how I really feel and she feels the same way."
"And you and Aiwa?" Izumi asked Takuya who also had the same reaction Kouichi did. "I guess it went well eh?"
"Not really, I haven't told her how I feel yet."
"When are you planning to then?" His best friend asked.
Back at the cliff where Kouji and Yukimura fell, a hand grabs the edge of the Cliffside and it pulls itself up, revealing a near to dying Taira.
"It's not yet over…" he said, sneering. "I will get my vengeance Kouji Minamoto…"
People who are blinded by anger never really care if other people get hurt. One of the causes is: Revenge.
Abunai- Watch Out
Ohayou- Good morning
Short? I know. There's going to be an epilogue of it; so, don't worry. It's not yet over. This chapter actually sucks… for me…
Watch out for my epilogue! It will hopefully soon be posted! And to the authors of the Kouzumi CO fic, besides me, I'm sorry for not being able to reply to your mails. I wasbanned from my computer...