"Oh great."


"I have to go."


"I just... forgot about something. I might not be back on again."

"Okay... see you tomorrow, then."

"I mean not ever. Goodbye."

Khaos disappeared before Caela could continue, so she ran back over to Elliot who was at the shops buying his new armor. "Khaos had to go and he said he might not come back."

"Aw, we needed him."

"Yeah. Now we're gonna have to find another blade."

"Oh well, we can do without for now, but I think we should have everyone before level 60."

"Okay. Well until then, let's just try getting to level 15-"

"You two, have you seen anyone with a red name?"

"A red name? Like an aggro?"

"I don't have time for this. Yes, like an aggro, just a person! Have you seen any?"

"Um... no, why?" Elliot looked at him, sort of confused while Caela stared into space. She didn't like people and did her best to ignore them.

"I just needed to know that you don't know. Bye." the person ran off, and Elliot couldn't help wanting to follow him. If eventually he found the person with a red name, then maybe he could ask him why his name was red. Come to think of it, weren't all names white?



"I'm going to get off now."

"No, come on! Let's follow that guy!"

"No, I'm getting off. I just had a bad feeling about something and I don't really want to talk to anyone right now."

"We don't have to talk, we can just-"

"I'm sorry. I'll see you later."

All at once, she logged off the game and on Skype. Even though usually she never logged out. Something was up and he'd find out later, she always told him her problems. But for now, it was his time to shine. He'll find this guy with the red name.

He ran after the person, out of town and throughout the continent. He asked everyone, and soon Elliot knew he'd have to give up. And he did, he stood at the top of a rather short mountain range, sighing as he stared at the monsters below. "Good one, Flame. You let him get away, you idiot."

"The red name guy?" Elliot asked, approaching him. He looked over and nodded, then looked back down. "I suppose I could tell you now if you still want to know."

"Of course I want to know!"

"Well... what it is, is there's this guy called Inkky. He's been on the bounty list for awhile now and he's making his way up to most wanted. My job is to prevent that from happening." he plucked the string of his bow a few times, then sighed again. His expression became irritated, impatient, and he looked up at the sky. "I just need to get rid of him! But I can never find him!"

"I have a question." Elliot said, as if he didn't pay attention to anything he just said.

"Ugh, what?"

"Why is his name red?"

"The same reason he's on the bounty list. For killing people."

"You can do that?"

"Yes, but nothing good comes from it so hardly anyone does it. The ones who do end up doing it are probably in it for the fun. If he gets known enough someone will put a bounty on him, and that's what I'm after."

"Woooah. So you're like a bounty hunter?"

"That's right."

"Cool... and what class are you?"

He grinned a bit, almost proud that this guy was impressed with him. "I'm a Blade."

"2nd class mercenary, right? So are mercenaries the best fighters?"

"It depends on how you can handle yourself. I can, and pretty well, so I guess you could consider me one of the best." his smile vanished and he glared back at the scenery below. "But so is Inkky. He's just a mage, but he's leveling up fast so eventually he could be capable of killing me. I just want to get the bounty before that happens."

"Sounds like a plan. Mind if I help?"

The man couldn't help laughing, and it went on for a good full minute before he looked at Elliot again. "I work alone. Not only that, you're a vagrant?"

"I'm going to be a Jester." he said, not finding it too funny. "And from what I've read, Jesters are the ultimate player killers?"

"It depends. Look at it like this, I'll always be a higher level than you."

"I'll keep that in mind." he looked towards the sky, which was darkening. "You know, my friend and I are gonna form a guild at level 40, and we're trying to get all the classes in it... care to join?"

"I'm gonna be starting my own guild soon. We're going to kill Clockworks. Same purpose I suppose?"

"...Like, the endboss? I think I heard of Clockworks."

"Not quite the endboss, the first supergiant in the game. He's level 90 and he's really hard to kill. But the rewards are great."

"So should our guilds be allies?"

"That'd work." he said, smiling a bit.

"Cool." he said, sitting down in the grass. "By the way, my name is Elliot."

"I go by Flame." he said, closing his eyes. "It's nice to meet you."