Ok, so I decided to write a Black Cat fanficiton. This fan fiction will be following the series storyline most of the the time and will not go into AU. So, plz review and tell me how to improve.
Disclaimer: I do not own the Black Cat series.
Chapter 1: Grudges Held
"Run! Stephen, hide Kalia and keep her safe!" Mom shouted. I was absolutely terrified at the moment. Apparently two assassins were coming to kill all of us. My mentor Stephen dragged me against my will upstairs in a small hidden room. He taught me all my skills for shootings guns and fighting.
"Stephen, what's going to happen to mom and dad? Let me go protect them!" I shouted but Stephen clamped a hand over my mouth and held me tight. I was only 11 so there was no way I could break free.
"Shh…Lia, your parents are going to be fine. They can handle some assassins." My mentor reassured me. Unfortunately, it wasn't working.
"Who are they? Why are they trying to kill us?" I asked.
"They are part of the Chronos Organization. I'm not sure why they are trying to kill us. All I know is that one of them is a kid just like you. Number thirteen of the Chronos numbers I believe. He should be pretty easy to beat."
It was just then when I heard my parent's scream. I broke out of Stephen's grasp and took a peek outside. What I saw was horrifying. Blood was pouring out of my mom's body and the kid assassin had his gun over my dad's head and then he pulled the trigger.
"Ha-ha! For I am Creed Diskenth, I will always accompany you Train, on your missions!" The tall guy said. I was about to run out when Stephen held me back and clamped my mouth shut once more. I watched in tears as the two assassins left. After they left I ran down the staircase. Our family mansion seemed so eerie now. It no longer had the joyful spirit it used to have.
"MOM! DAD!" I cried and shouted while hugging my parents. They didn't talk or breathe. After a few hours of crying, I stood up and faced the quiet Stephen.
"Stephen, as the last member of the Quitrine family, I, Kalia Quitrine, orders you to teach me every single thing you know about the skills of a gunman. I WILL get revenge for tonight! Creed Diskenth, number thirteen, you both will pay!" I exclaimed.
~4 Years Later~
I pointed Judgment, my gun at my target. I felt really ironic right now. I joined Chronos for the soul purpose of getting revenge for my dead parents that were assassinated. Yet now, here I was, assassinating people myself. I guess it was necessary if I wanted revenge. Train Heartnet, also known as Black Cat or number thirteen was a Chronos number. So, I trained very hard to become one too.
I stared at my target, "I'm so sorry. I didn't want to do this." I told him before I pulled the trigger. Once he was dead I walked out of the building silently and contacted headquarters on my phone. A message was sent back almost immediately.
-Good job number 9. We need you back at headquarters. Take off ASAP.-
They needed me at headquarters? It's been almost more than a year since I last been there. I usually did tasks outside the area so I don't really go back to headquarters. I haven't done a tasks near headquarters for so long that the people there don't even know of the number 9, Chronos' second best eraser. Thirteen was first. However, outside the area, I am known as number 9, the Dark Assassin. How ironic.
Anyways, I headed back to headquarters on train. It took a couple of hours but I arrived. People looked at me strangely probably because of my strange clothes. I wore a long black jacket, a white dress shirt and back short shorts. I clipped a part of my hair up and left the rest down. I also wore a bracelet with a couple of charms hanging. My gun was strapped to a belt around my waist. I slipped in the headquarter gates. Number one and the three elders were there to greet me.
"Welcome back Vanguard, you did great for the past few tasks. The next task however will be in this city. It was originally assigned to thirteen but we want you to take it." The elders told me.
"Black Cat failed?" I asked. It was impossible. He was too good to fail.
"No, he quit." Sephiria stated. Well this was wonderful. I joined Chronos and killed so much people for nothing.
"But Creed…" I muttered out accidentally thinking that he was still in Chronos.
"Oh, you heard? He completely turned traitor." The elder sighed. Ok so my two targets have both left. Well there was no reason for me to stay either.
"So your task is to kill the bioweapon. Don't let he-"
"I refuse to do what you ask me. I no longer want to kill anyone…I quit too." I stated confidently before walking out of the base. So both Train and Creed left…I still have no idea where to find them. I still couldn't believe my terrible luck though. I trained night and day for two years for nothing? I even changed my last name! I could hear Sephiria and the elder shouting after me but I was much too immersed in my own thoughts.
Well I might as well get another job since I quit Chronos. I wandered around before arriving at a sweeper base. I entered. Inside was an old lady talking to a guy in a strange moustache and hat.
"Um, excuse me. I would like to apply for a sweeper's license please." I smiled. Right now I couldn't be gladder that my Chronos tattoo was on my right arm, which was covered by my coat.
"Sure." She said. The woman handed me an application form and a pen. When I got to last name, I put down 'Vanguard', it was better to be safe than sorry.
"What is a pretty girl like you doing applying for a sweeper's license?" The man said.
"Sven, don't be rude." The women scolded.
I smiled, "It's okay, I guess I just need a job. Besides, I'm a pretty good gunman." At this moment, I could've sworn Sven's face looked worried but I just shrugged it off and finished the rest of the form and handed it to the woman.
"Alright, wait while I get your card ready." She said then headed to another room. I turned my attention to the newspaper the man was reading. The headline was 'Explosion at Fireworks Festival'.
"What happened there?" I asked. Sven turned to me confused.
"You mean you haven't heard? The official explanation was that a firework crashed with a ship at the harbor in the night of the fireworks festival."
"But of course that is a lie. It is not like something like that can just happen." I muttered. I also got the feeling that there was something he wasn't telling me. I guess my curiosity got the better of me. When the old lady handed me the license, the first thing I did was ask if I could stay at Sven's place for a while.
"Please? I don't really have a place to stay." I begged.
"Uh…" Sven muttered.
"You can stay in the guest room upstairs" The old lady said. Well so much for my plan. However, this made things more suspicious. I decide to follow the man when he left but not before I got a new gun and refilled on bullets. I left sweepers' place.
"Excuse me, I need to borrow your motorcycle." I told the man then paid him a couple of bucks. I threw on the helmet and followed Sven. Well I made sure I was at a safe distance away. When we got close to the mountain roads and not a lot of people were there, I waited before heading up the road myself. It was a thrilling trip. It was already pretty dark by the time I got there. Sven's car was outside and there was light inside the house. I gulped and knocked on the door. It took a while but I could finally hear footsteps. What surprised me the most was that when the door opened, I found myself face to face with Train Heartnet, the person I wanted to kill for a long time already. Well, I guess I wasn't in the best position right now. He had his gun pointed at me and he had bandages all over his head. He stared for a while before putting down his gun.
"Sorry, natural instinct. By the way, who are you?" He asked letting me inside.
"Uh…it's okay. I'm Kalia. I was looking for Sven?" I asked. I don't even know why I'm not killing him. It's like I don't even want to kill him anymore.
"Oh, he went to look for a runaway girl. I was about to go too…" He said. I noticed the bell choker around his neck. Did he always have that on? I felt so strange, being so close and friendly. The more I looked at him, the more I thought he was actually kind of good looking.
"Sorry for bothering you but I'll help." I smiled. Ugh! Why was I smiling?
"Sure, come if you like." He told me. Then, he put on his long black coat, slightly like mine and walked out of the door. He started running and I caught up.
"Hey, why are you looking for Sven?" He asked, running ahead. I laughed a bit and ran faster. I wasn't going to lose to the person who killed my parents.
"Well, I'm a sweeper and I met him in the base today. He seemed like he was hiding something so I followed him. I guess he was hiding you?" Train was definitely at the explosion. I'm not sure why but it seems like he changed. Maybe I shouldn't kill him for a while.
"Listen, you probably saw my tattoo. Why aren't you scared of me?" He asked, running beside me now.
"Well, you could've killed me if you wanted to…and Sven's a sweeper and he isn't afraid of you. So…I don't see why I should." I smiled again. It was fun hanging out with him. He stared at me like I was crazy but didn't say anything. We started racing again before I heard sounds then stopped. He did the same. I put my hands on the gun. It would take some getting used to but it was better than giving away my identity. We crept closer to the sound. When we got there, we saw a young girl being strangled by none other than number 7. I wanted to charge right in but Train was faster. He took out his gun and shot at some of the branches that number 7's strings were attached to.
"Huh, so we are confronted by none other than Black Cat himself. And some pretty lady. I took out my gun and shot a couple of times at the man. His strings cut right through them. It was expected but I acted shocked.
"Why are you kidnapping an innocent young girl?" This part I really didn't know.
"Why don't you ask your partner there?" Jenos grinned. I turned to Train.
"Let me guess, you are a number." Train stated. Well obviously, even I knew that.
"Yes, number 7, Jenos Hazard. And you, pretty lady, you asked why? This girl is a monster on the inside." Jenos explained. The pieces were starting to come together. This girl was the bioweapon I was supposed to destroy.
"Your wrong, Eve is human." Train shouted. Jenos looked so surprised but then his face turned back to a grin.
"Well whatever. Hey, pretty lady. Why don't you come with me after I finish my job? I can take you out on a date and-"
"No way! I have a name you know. Kalia, Kalia Vanguard." I shut my mouth immediately after that. Train and number 7 both look stunned.
"Kalia, I thought that sounded familiar. Now I know. You are Kalia Vanguard, number 9 of the Chronos numbers." Train spoke, "I'll deal with you later. You said you would help me get Eve back. You can do that or are you siding with him?"
"I'll help. By the way, I quit Chronos too." Grinning, I took out Judgment from my pocket. I shot a couple of bullets at Eve's tree and I purposely shot one at the branch that was on top of Jenos' car. It fell down and crushed it.
"I'll take care of the rest." Train told me. I watched him and Jenos fight and the fight ended with Eve smacking number 7 with a big hammer. Well, all well ends well. I still couldn't believe I was fighting on the same side as Train. Oh well, guess I'll kill him another time. I knew I had a lot of explaining to do. Well, time to lie! We got back to Sven's hideout and I explained to Train how I quit Chronos because I was tired of killing people. I also told them I joined to get revenge for my dead parents. When he asked if I got it, I told him yes. It was partly the truth. The real hard part was when Sven got back. However, before that, I cooked up a meal using Sven's food and we enjoyed it. Soon, Sven got back. He stared at Eve, and then Train and then his mouth just fell down when he saw me.
"WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU DOING HERE?" He shouted. Train and Eve helped me explain everything to him. He looked pretty furious.
"So I've been in the dark woods for 3 hours while you three have been here swallowing down my food?" He exclaimed.
"We were hungry."
"We were hungry."
"We were hungry."
Even though I've wanted to kill Train for over 3 years now, I feel really comfortable sitting beside him and laughing. It's like nothing ever happened between us. Also, I couldn't get over just how hot he looked. Maybe it was just me.
Hehe, was that a fail chapter? Hope not. Anyways PLZ REVIEW! They are much appreciated. Thank you.