Chapter 9

Chapter 9

Ren felt pain go through his body immediately after the shot. He looked down to see his shirt being soaked with blood and then looking up he could see the smile on Kakuzawa's face as he headed over to the helicopter and the Diclonius that were in it. I can't let this happen, Ren thought. Ren looked up at Lucy and could see the look of worry on her face.

"Kakuzawa," Ren called through the pain pf the shot.

"Oh," Kakuzawa replied, "You're still alive."

"I can't let you hurt them," Ren stated.

"And I can't let you take of with the queen bee of the new mankind."

"What are you talking about?"

"Lucy is the only Diclonius that can reproduce and if given just a handful of years she could change the world into one inhabited by Diclonius."

"I didn't know that."

"To have the start the new mankind this civilization must fall. Now if you will excuse me while I reclaim what is mine."

"Not if I can help it."

After saying this, Ren took out another pistol that he took from one of the guards and shot Kakuzawa in the chest. The man fell, hit the ground and looked at Ren with a look of pure hatred in his eyes. Ren took aim again and shot Kakuzawa in the forehead. Lucy then got out of the helicopter and ran to Ren.

"Are you okay," she asked.

"Never mind how I am," Ren answered, "You get on that helicopter and get the hell out of here."

"What are you talking about," Lucy replied, "We go to get you out of here."

"I won't make it very far with this gunshot wound," Ren answered looking at the shot that had hit him in the stomach area.

"I couldn't leave you here," Lucy said, "You should at least get to say goodbye to Mayu."

"I would want to as well," Ren started, "But it won't be long before more guards get here and they are going to try to shoot you guys down."

"But," Lucy started to complain.

"But nothing," Ren replied, "Take these and give them to Mayu when you get there."

He then reached into his pocket, pulled out the camera, and then took off his dog tags. He looked at Lucy, held out his hand, and put the dog tags along with the camera and dog tags.

"Come on," Lucy started, "If we hurry we can get you on the helicopter and get you home."

"I would be dead by the time the thing landed," Ren stated, "Now get out of here!"

Lucy stood up with teary eyes not knowing what to do. She was going to turn around and head to the chopper but thought of something else.

"What do you want me to tell Mayu," Lucy asked.

Ren looked down his eyes now starting to fill with tears looked up and gave his answer.

"Tell her that I went home," Ren answered.

Lucy turned around, got onto the chopper, and told them to lift off and head back to where they came from. Looking up at the helicopter leaving Ren couldn't help but fell a little bit of sorrow since he would not be able to see his daughter again. He could hear the guards behind him.

"Stay there," the guard ordered.

"I'm not going anywhere," Ren replied as he pulled out the detonator, "And neither are you."

Goodbye Mayu, I'm sorry, Ren thought as he pushed the button.

Lucy looked behind them and saw the island go up in a blaze of fire and smoke and she knew that there would be nothing left. When they got back to the island Lucy opened the door on the helicopter and let, the little Diclonius get out of the helicopter. Should I kill the pilot since he knows who I am but I shouldn't since I have all these little ones here, Lucy thought. She then got an idea and slammed his head against the inside of the helicopter knocking him unconscious.

"Follow me," Lucy told the little Diclonius.

The followed her all the way up to Kaede house and led them through the front gates. She was glad to see Kohta when she opened the door who looked glad to see the Diclonius standing in the doorway.

"Welcome back," Kohta asked and then he noticed all of the little children who were standing behind her, "Who are they?"

"Friends who need a place to stay for awhile," Lucy answered, "Can they stay here?"

"Sure," Kohta answered.

"I need to see Mayu. Where is she?"

"She is upstairs in her room."

Lucy followed Kohta up into Mayu's room. When they knocked on the door they could hear Mayu's voice coming from inside.

"Who is it," Mayu asked.

"It's Kohta," Kohta answered, "Can I come in?"

"Sure," Mayu answered.

When Mayu saw Kohta walk in with Lucy she was very happy and then she noticed the look of sorrow on her face.

"What's going on," Mayu asked.

"That is something that I would like to know as well," Kohta replied, "I read the note but I didn't think that you would be back this late."

"I'll tell you everything," Lucy answered.

They sat and listened as Lucy unfolded the entire plan that they had done. She explained everything from the note to the rescuing the little Diclonius that she brought home with her.

"What about my dad," Mayu asked.

The sorrow on Lucy face grew even more as she pulled out the dog tags and camera.

"That's his camera but what are those," Mayu asked pointing to the dog tags.

"These are his things that he wants you to have," Lucy answered.

As she was handing them over to Mayu Lucy's finger slipped on the power button and turned the camera on.

"Hey there is another video on it," Kohta pointed out.

Mayu hit play on it and saw her dad sitting down in what was his room.

"Mayu," he started, "If you are watching this then that means that I will not be able to be around and watch you grow up. I am so sorry that I haven't been able to be there for you especially when you needed me. I know because of that you have endured much hardship and that is why I don't think I deserve to be called a father. I hope however that you can overlook this and forgive me for all the times that I wasn't there. I would also like to thank and apologize to Kohta and Yuka for taking me in even though I have done things that other people would say is unforgivable."

"What is he talking about," Mayu asked with worry in her voice.

"Keep watching," Lucy replied.

Mayu didn't know what to think turning her attention back to the video.

"I went off with Lucy to an island facility that studies Diclonius," Ren continued, "It is the same place where I was stationed as a member of the S.A.T. The place that kept me from you for so long and to me is unforgivable. So I decided to take Lucy with me and get some revenge for what they cost both of us. And if you are watching this video and have my dog tags then it is too late, I am dead. Don't cry for me though, you have the rest of you life for happiness whereas I lost happiness. Now I come to my end and I just wanted to say "Goodbye" and "I love you sweetheart". I hope that you have a better life than what I did. Goodbye."

After this, the video stopped playing and Mayu started to cry over the father that she lost.

"I'm sorry," Lucy apologized.

Mayu fell into Kohta's arms crying and suddenly realized that the family that she is a part of right now is what matters the most.

The End