Heart of Chaos

Chapter 2: An Unexpected Reunion

I quickly made my way down a street my target was said to frequent a lot; it was quiet, except for the small sounds of shops being opened up. I stopped and ducked into an ally, peeking around the corner to see if he was coming yet. "Hmm, no sign of him yet" "well of course he's not hear yet, were probably too early!" Nova yelled in my head, leaving a painfully loud echo through my mind. "Nova, don't just blurt things out like that, it causes Hikari migraines" Aegis quietly said in a gentle tone "oh yeah, Aegis! If it weren't for him screaming, we could have gotten some more sleep and gotten hear at the right time instead of having to wait!" "Nova! You know that the nightmares aren't his fault! You know what he has to deal with, and yet you act like you don't even care!" Aegis snapped back, Aegis wasn't the type to get angry, but when she does, you better watch out. "How dare you say something like that! Of course I care about Hikari! All I'm saying is that he can try not to be so loud!" They where arguing again, I hated it when they did, but I really hated it whenever they did it in my mind, its bad enough to do it in the open, but in my mind, its even worse!

"Will you two please stop arguing!" I peeked around the corner to make sure that no one had heard me, good, no one was their still. After I had said that, Aegis and Nova stayed quiet, and it was gilt was getting to me "Aegis, Nova, im, uh, sorry for yelling at you, I just don't like it whenever you two argue, especially in my mind." They were still silent for a few minutes, and I was about to check the street again, until Aegis spoke "it's all right, Hikari, we know how loud are arguments get, and it's not right to do it in your mind" her voice was as gentle as it was before, then Nova spoke "um . . . . . im sorry to Hikari, Aegis is right, I shouldn't blame you for the screams, I was just mad that I was woken up so early . . . . ." I couldn't help but feel even worse for yelling at them, Nova was speaking in such a kind tone, and Aegis was even quieter when she spoke. I was about to say something, when I heard the sound of loud footsteps trekking through the street.

I looked over the corner, and I saw him, a large, bald headed man wearing a black and red striped vest and black pants with rips in them, another noticeable thing were the strange gloves on his hands, Solid black with white lines running through them and large, red metal plates with a strange symbol on the knuckles.

"Their he is, today's target" I gripped my blades as I prepared for what I was about to do. I silently ran to the target, and kicked him in the back. After I did that, it took a few seconds, but he turned around, anger in his eyes, I then quickly dashed back to the ally, I could hear loud footsteps behind me. I then ran into one of the dark corners of the ally, and instantly disappeared. In a few minutes the target was finally in the same area I was, he ran a bit father ahead, and stopped to look around. He was confused, good, that'll make this easier. I then jumped out of the darkness, and pulled out my swords.

"Vice terrow, you have been convicted for the murder of ten people, by the order of the N.O.L, I have come to execute you" I stood their watching him, he didn't say anything, didn't even move. "Uh, hello" The next thing I know, he turns around, and throws a punch at me. I easily sidestepped it, and his punch headed for the ground, the thing that I wasn't expecting though, was an explosion the very same spot his fist touched.

"What the heck was that!" Nova yelled in my head, and I would have said something, if I weren't thinking the same thing. Vice slowly got up, and turned around, fist in a defensive position in front of his body, it was then that I was able to see the strange markings on his gloves, they were pictures of bombs.

"Oh dang!, That's an armagus on his hands, how'd he manage to get that! Nova yelled again. "Well, I heard a report a few weeks ago that someone broke into a lab and stole an experimental armagus; he must have been the one that broke in" spoke Aegis. While I was listening to them, vice threw another punch at me; I quickly jumped out of the way, almost getting hit. "All right, time to end this" I quickly changed the way I held my swords so the blades were pointing outward. I then held then out in front of me in a battle stance, I then started to focus energy into them, dark energy started to envelop the black blade while light energy enveloped the white blade.

After seeing what I was doing. Vice pulled his fist up, and began running at me. I then readied my swords, and right when he was about to hit me, I parried his blow, and dashed right past him with my swords in front of me, energy starting to vanish from the blades. For a few seconds, vice didn't move, but he then suddenly fell to the ground. After that, I slowly put my swords back in the sheathes "Target exterminated . . . . ." I then went over to the body, and turned it over, their was a large, deed x shaped cut across his chest.

"Okay, we better get the body back to base, but first . . . . ." I lifted up one of his hands, and took the glove of, then the other one "the N.O.L will be happy to get these back" I put the gloves away in my jacket, and looked at the body of the once living Vice "all right, time for the body" I held my hand out, and black, shadowy chains shot out of the palm of my hand, and quickly wrapped around the body, I gripped the chains, and pulled them up, and they pulled the body up with no difficulty at all. I then turned my cloak back into my wings, and took off into the air.

After flying for a while carrying vice's body, I finally made it to my destination, the N.O.L head quarters, it used to be quite a sight, but due to someone called the grim reaper, a lot of the base had been destroyed. I put my wings around me again to form my black and white cloak, and with Vice's chained up body trailing behind me, I then quietly snuck through the front gate and silently ran into a familiar hallway, I was quickly walking as fast as I could, a lot of people know about the assassins of the N.O.L, and we weren't exactly greeted with open arms if we were seen, if you know what I mean, so it's best that we try and not be seen here as much as possible.

I slowed down my pace as I turned and started up a large stair case with different rooms on the side's, I didn't have to worry about others walking through and seeing me, since it was still early in the morning and not many others have been coming up here lately since the incident. I stopped at the top of the stair case and turned to a large, black door that was open slightly; I gripped the chains in my hand tighter, and walked through the door.

The room that I entered was large with filing cabinets pressed against each of the walls, and in the middle was a desk where a man with green hair was sitting at. As soon as I entered the room, the green haired man looked up at me with his eyes closed and a smile on his face. "Ah, Mr. Shinzo, good to see you again" he then angled his head a bit and looked at the chained body that I had placed on the floor in front of his desk "and by the looks of this, you've completed the job with perfect results, good work as usual"

"Thank you, captain Hazama" I was starting to feel uneasy as he looked at me, for some reason, I always felt like that whenever I talked with captain Hazama, but since he is the head of the intelligence department, I had no choice, and the feeling always went away after I left. "He had these on as well" I pulled out the glove armagus that Vice had on, and placed them on captain Hazama's desk, he picked them up, and examined them for a few moments, then placed them back on his desk. "Ah, very good, this was the armagus that was stolen from one of the research labs weeks ago, to think, that you would accomplish two things in one mission, im very impressed." I was about to reply, when I heard someone else walk through the door, I gripped one of my swords, and turned around, only to be surprised by who it was.

It was a girl with short brown hair with white on the ends; she had on a black beret on her head and she wore a black cloak over her body. As she walked over to captain Hazama's

Desk, she looked at me with hazel colored eyes and memories of my days at the academy flooded back to my mind. "Ah, Ms. Nanaya, so good of you to join us" she looked at me again, only this time with a look of suspicion on her face. "Uh, captain Hazama, who is this?" After she asked that, the smile on captain Hazama's face grew bigger "Ah of course, well let me introduce you, Ms. Makoto, to the top assassin called the Chaotic Nightmare." After he had said that, she looked down at the body that was laying on the floor, then she took a couple of quick steps back, and looked at me with horror, it made me sick inside to see the look on her face, she's one of my best friends, and now she's looking at me like some kind of monster.

"Captain Hazama! Why would you call me into the same room as an assassin!?" She now had a desperate look on her face, as if trying to get away from a great evil, and seeing that, it felt like I punched in the stomach. "Now, now, theirs no need to be so scared Ms. Makoto, now, the reason that I called you hear, is because I have a mission for the both of you. After he said that, I felt like I was going to fall down.