dragonelf 8 here. And ready for her first fanfic.
Note: I used to call myself Dragon Elf. But I couldn't use it so I changed it. There's the summery!
"The world is dark and cold. Evil is on it's way. But few know it, and even then they don't want to believe it. But now light has finally come. You are finally there. But the question is do you have the courage, wisdom, and love to save to save the world? It's all in your hands now."
Disclaimer: I don't own any of this, only my characters.
Chapter One: Entering Dusis
"I'm going for a walk," called Ryu Kami out to the almost empty house.
"Really?" said her brother popping out of a nearby corner, his name was Kamui Kami, "Is this because I was teasing you again about those weird books you read."
"No!" lied Ryu sourly, "I just though it'd be a good idea to get some fresh air! Your ego is suffocating me!"
"Ow!" cried Kamui in mock hurt, "That's harsh sis."
"But truthful," snapped Ryu, "Tell mom and dad I went to the park."
"Sure, but make sure you get back by 6'," replied Kamui moving to the door, "Ohkami, Saria, and Seto are coming over today."
"Sure, I won't miss it."
"And if you in trouble," started Kamui tapping his head, " I'll know. Just let me know if you need help.
Ryu smiled to herself tapping her own head in response to Kamui then walked out the driveway. But it was true she did need the exercise and some fresh air. By the time Ryu was feeling remotely tired she was near a park and decide to lie down and rest under the nicest tree that wasn't surrounded in dog crap.
Finally after some time Ryu found a beautiful cherry tree in the corner of the park that she never knew was there, maybe it was simply in the back and she hadn't bothered to look until recently. Ryu laid down on the dry grass looking into the tree's beautiful blossoms as they flutter down around her, and she recalled a saying her friend read in a book. 'The reason the cherry blossoms are red is because some one died underneath the tree and the tree soaked up all they're blood,' Ryu recall. 'I wonder who died under this tree,' she thought lazily as she close your eyes to the sounds of chirping birds. Ryu snapped open her eyes as soon as she felt that her back support is missing her body falling slightly back. Ropes, like snakes, entangle her body as she tries to move way. 'HELP!' she tried to cry but her voice wasn't working right as the ropes move up her neck and on her mouth, all that came out are soundless words. Ryu looked back to see the cause, considering she didn't know what else to do seeing as she hung there helplessly. The tree had opened up revealing a dark hole large enough to swallow one whole. And through the ropes Ryu was pulled in, falling at what seems like incredible heights. Quietly Ryu hear a voice whisper weakly in her ear as if it were strained.
"Your finally coming. I've been waiting for such a long time. Save them. We know you can," said the voice, just before you black out completely.
Kamui could feel his body jerk up in surprise as he laid in his bed listening to music. He could sense it something had happened, something that had to do with Ryu. Her fear was gripping at the edges of his mind. She was in trouble and needed help. Lights flashed in his head spouting danger.
"Ashura!" cried Kamui urgently as he ran to find his family.
I slowly opened my eyes. 'Where am I?' I thought as I lifted my head. Let me introduce myself I am Ryu Kami. I'm 16 years old, turning 17 in February, and my future dream is to become an author.
Ryu looked at her surroundings. It was unlike anything she'd never seen before. She was in a room made completely out of Onyx, the furniture was ebony, and Ryu herself was lying in crimson bed sheets. Slowly she lifted herself up off the surprisingly soft bed.
"What is this place," whispered Ryu. Thanks to the walls, her voice was magnified a hundred times.
"So you've finally awakened."
Ryu's body jerked to see who had spoken. She found the one man that she thought never existed standing in the doorway of the strange place. He had purple hair and crimson red eyes a black cloak framed his shoulders and fluttered around as he leaned against the doorway. Honestly he looked like he was posing for a movie.
"N-N-Nadil," muttered Ryu to herself.
"You seemed shocked my dear. And here I thought you've read enough comics to figure this out," replied Nadil smoothly in a slightly sarcastic tone.
Ryu slowly backed away as best she could on a bed thought that really didn't get that far. ' What's going on? What's Happening?!' thought Ryu in a panic.
"World's can be so fragile sometimes. Specially ones that look into other worlds," answered Nadil coolly as though he was reading her thoughts.
"What do you want?" hissed Ryu, trying to hide the fear with anger, as Nadil walked across the room elegantly and sat in one of the finely carved chairs causing his cloak to stop fluttering.
"Why you simply. You're apart of a group of hero's that is prophesied to save or destroy Dusis. Depending on what the you and those other brats do," replied Nadil a little more harsh than he intended.
"Save Dusis? Me? I have a better chance at walking through concrete," retorted Ryu in disbelieve.
"Perhaps," said Nadil as he got up and walked over to Ryu, slowly as if almost taunting her. Ryu backed up more as Nadil drew closer.
"Tell me Ryu. Do you know what happens when humans become demons," asked Nadil as though he was bringing up a casual conversation. Ryu futilely backed farther while shaking her head no, fear once again gripping at her heart. "Oh it quiet painful, but I'll let you find that out yourself," replied Nadil as if he were delighted by the idea, and he sent a wave of energy at Ryu.
Ryu collapsed again and couldn't move as she fell down on the bed once again. She couldn't move, it was like all her nerves had been shut off, the only thing that worked properly were her eyes, breathing, and mind that swam around trying to find away out of the mess. 'HELP! SOME ONE!' thought Ryu as Nadil gently scooped her up in his, ice cold frigid hands. He carried Ryu down the hall demons watched them form afar, not daring to get close yet watching with curious eyes. 'Someone. Anyone. Please. Help,' cried Ryu in anguish in her mind, as she passed out with a single tear running down her cheek.
Ryu was in a new place this time. Unlike the horrible, dank castle, it was a beautiful garden inside a temple of some sorts. Music of the greatest kind was being played as though someone was singing. Even though she couldn't move she enjoyed the music none-the-less as it flowed through her and strengthened her. A figure came up to her shrouded in its own shadow, placing a finely polished ocarina in her hand. Ryu couldn't see the figures face but could see it was a boy her age or around her age.
Pain shot through Ryu's body. Blinding unbearable pain like someone was taking all the nerves in her body and then crumpled it into a ball then deciding to straighten them out with a knife.
"ARRRGGGHHH!!!" she screamed out. The boy fell down and grabbed Ryu hugging her into a tight embrace as though unsure of what else to do.
"It's okay. It will pass," assured the boy as he hugged Ryu though didn't sound so sure himself.
Pain surged every inch of Ryu's body and she kept crying out, tears frequently falling from her face staining her cheeks, as the pain grew more intense. She wanted to die then and there in the boy's arms, make the pain stop! The boy kept hugging her and assuring her that it would be all right.
"You will find me and I will stay with you," the boy whispered in her ear as she cried out again. "Don't give in. Not when you're so close to finding me, please we need you," whispered the boy.
The pain was too much as Ryu blacked out, wishing she were dead.
Ryu woke frozen with sweat, every inch of her body hurt and was sore. Ryu didn't want to move but she knew she had to in order to escape Nadil. She slowly lifted herself up gingerly and looked at herself. All she had on were a few ragged bandages blood seeping in some spots. She looked around at her surroundings. It looked like an old laboratory and she was on the metal table in the center, on one side of the room were her clothes next to a blanket and towels a few were bloody obviously used to mop up blood. She got up and walked over to them her feet frozen on the cold stone. Her jeans were still in good condition so long as she made them into shorts, her shirt however didn't make it and it was her favorite with a beautiful purple butterfly, but it was so torn up that it could only be used for scrapes, only the main butterfly remained intact. Ryu took the blanket next to her and began tiring it into a large square. As quickly as she could she made the square into a make shift tank top mostly using knots to hold it together. Ryu then used the rest of the blanket into a torn cape giving her shoulders some form of cover. Something then caught her eye as she walked over to the window. On the table was the smoothly carved ocarina the boy it's white tint standing out of place against the black walls. It looked exactly like the one the boy had slipped in her hand. She quickly grabbed it up and ran to the window. She thrusted open the window to see how far from the ground it was, not too far thankfully, at least it was in jumping distance.
"Are you done yet Kharl?"
Ryu turned abruptly. The voices were outside the door on the other end. Ryu quickly jumped out the window and ran into the forest that surrounded the castle. ' I have to get away from this place,' she thought as she ran away from the giant castle. Just as Ryu was a mile away form the castle, a scream emanated from it sounding so loud that at first it sounded like thunder or a lightening strike.
"AAARRRGGGHHH! FIND HER NOW!"
It was Nadil, and he sounded furious, like someone had stolen something form him right in front of his eyes this caused Ryu to ran faster. 'No I won't go back I won't let him catch. Not again, not ever!' thought Ryu fierce determination driving her to run onward despite her legs aching with tiredness.
Ryu ran for all that she was, even when she was tired and hurting she didn't stop. After a more than safe distant away her pacing began to slow down to a walk. She was sore and in pain and couldn't stop tripping as her feet dragged against the ground and soon Ryu decided to rest. Leaning on an oak tree near her path, a small river was near by. Ryu went to the river, her throat sore and dry and took a few large gulps. After that Ryu looked into her reflection and jumped back in surprise. There were a few changes in her appearance, for one she had long snow-white hair; not like her hair was short before considering that it reached her hip, but now it was longer and dangled to her knees and definitely thicker and healthier than before. And her eyes had changed to their once rich chocolate to gleaming blood red eyes. Ryu opened her mouth to have a look inside, dagger like fangs replaced her K-9 teeth though they did look slightly dulled, she then look at her hands, and her nails had become claws, sharp and deadly yet looked like crystal.
"Great now all I need is markings on my face and hands, and become a guy and I'll become Sesshomaru," mused Ryu to herself trying futilely to lighten her mood.
A yawn escaped her lips before Ryu realized how tired she was. She looked around wildly in hopes of finding some form of cover she could sleep under but there where nothing but trees. Deciding it was the best cover she could get she slowly climbed the tree and using the cape, she tided herself on a tree limb, and slowly went to sleep. Unbeknownst to Ryu three boys had seen her fall into her slumber as they stumbled through the brush.
Rath, Rune, and Thatz were on there way home from another one of Rath's wild demon hunts, when they saw a strange girl in dirty torn clothes climb a tree and fall into a deep sleep. The three stood still for a moment watching her silently, then judging it was safe they moved into the clearing.
"Who's she?" asked Thatz staring up at the girl.
"Who knows? Lets skip the girl and home and go demon hunting again," cried Rath enthusiastically.
"NO! We are going home!" yelled Rune, all of them surprised to see the girl still asleep after the shrill sound was made.
"What about the girl?"
"She might be a demon. Let's kill her," said Rath smiling as he drew out his sword.
"NO!" screamed Rune and Thatz as they thrusted the sword back into its sheath.
"Uh…I mean she looks like she's in trouble let's take her to the castle," countered Rath as he grabbed Rune's sword that was aimed at his head, trying quickly to amend for his mistake.
"Fine. But you carry her," said Rune as he put away his sword.
"WHAT! Why me?" asked Rath his face pouting angrily.
"Because it was your idea," replied Thatz in an almost bored tone.
Rath quickly untied Ryu's cape and for the rest of the way to the castle he carried Ryu to the Dragon Lord's Castle on his back.