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Chapter 1: Nightmares

Kai's POV

"My prince! Return to us! Come back….." The dragon-like demon creatures chased me, crying out in their ghostly voices, calling for me. I ran through layers of dense, never-ending forest, but they were quick; swift on their feet. They soon surrounded me, screaming like chalk scraping against a chalkboard, "SAVE US!" They pushed me to the ground, surrounding me. I cried out for help, but no one came. One of the demons wrapped its scaly, serpent hands around my neck, and flicked its tongue at me. I tried to call out for help, but the monster tightened its grip, and dug its claws into my neck. I screamed out in pain, but it continued to suffocate me. "Protect Ussssssss".

My eyes snapped open, and I gasped for breath and started panting. I glanced around, and I saw the other four ninja sleeping peacefully around me. That was the third night in a row that I'd had that same nightmare. I pondered what it meant, but I was clueless. I laid back down onto my bed, and closed my eyes, deciding what to do. Finally, I drifted off to sleep, knowing that I would tell Sensei about it tomorrow.

After several painful hours of sleep, dawn finally came. Quickly glancing at the others to make sure they were sleeping, I crept out of the room, careful not to make a sound. As I entered the kitchen, I glanced at the clock: 6:45, the others would be getting up soon. I walked up onto the deck of the Bounty, and I watched the world below me. I didn't know why, but the dreams had gotten to me. I didn't submit to fear easily, but these worried me. "Pssh," I whispered to myself, "I'm afraid of stupid dreams!"

"I see someone is up early today." I heard someone say behind me. I whirled around to see that it was Sensei.

"Oh, ….yeah, Sensei can I talk to you 'bout something?" I asked him, trying to engage in a conversation.

"Of course. Come with me." I followed him into the privacy of his room, and I sat down on a chair across from him.

"Please tell me what has be bothering you the past few days." He told me, pouring himself a cup of tea.

"Well, I keep having this weird dream." I started, and Sensei nodded for me to continue. "In it, these dragon-like demon creatures are chasing me, telling me that I need to protect them. And… and then this tall dark colored out suffocates me." I paused for a moment before continuing, "I know it doesn't seem that weird but it makes me feel really uncomfortable, and I can't seem to let it go."

I waited for Sensei to come up with a conclusion. Finally after what seemed like forever, he looked me in the eyes.

"I'm afraid that I cannot lead you in this. This is part of a much larger destiny that you must reach without my guidance."

That's NOT the answer I was hoping for.