Chapter 1: Introduction
It was exactly midnight here in San Francisco. I ran out from the woods and saw a dirt road, only the moon lights my path. Then I could hear footsteps running so fast towards me. But I couldn't tell where the sound was coming from. So, I gently closed my eyes, emptied my head, and focused only on the sound, she was coming nearer and nearer to me.
I slowly opened my eyes, snatched my sword behind me, and blocked her onslaughts from the back. Her glaring eyes were a bit like a demon. I've never seen those eyes before. She was entirely different, she was not the girl I used to know.
I could feel how powerful she was and how she craved to kill me with her sword.
I fought back as long as I could, but she was too strong. Her strength was unbeatable compared to mine, and she was very much like a girl with no mercy who knows what she wanted to do.
From time to time, I always had to keep myself distant to make sure she wouldn't kill me, and the battle went too long for me to run away from her.
She was still really stunning until this time. I think I couldn't stay still any longer.
While clashing with her, I noticed that she was getting a bit worried, and she was profusely sweating. She breathed heavily and stepped backward to distance herself for a while.
I didn't move and I didn't attempt to attack her either. I just watched her, like I was letting her to take some breath. Then my eyes swiveled at her face, just examining her eyes, I could tell she was so serious yet worried. Then she suddenly stared at me, smiling, but she was obviously grinning with anger.
“Traitor!” she yelled and smirked. It hurts.
I didn't respond and I coldly looked away from her. I tried to stride away and just disappear, but she grabbed her sword and positioned herself again and attacked me, over and over again.
An hour has passed, and she was still attacking me with the same vigor as she was not getting tired. I was running out of time, “I can't elude this way,” I whispered.
I gave my best and attacked her, but she was really too tough, and she could still manage to block all my attacks. We kept attacking each other, but, the more we battle the more her eyes were informing me to just die, die and never live again, it hurts me that made me let my tears fell. I couldn't hold it anymore, the pain was too deep. There was nothing I could do but to accept the fact, that this was what we are, things became different between us, and we couldn't forget the past.
“Are you crying?” she exclaimed, her eyes flashed angrily as she smashed her sword and struggled to hit me. I never got my eyes out of her, but I stopped when I felt my tears. It was dropping non-stop, fool tears, it didn't listen to its master and just let out from my eyes.
“Damn, I thought it was only in my imagination, but I'm really crying, eh. ”
I rubbed my eyes as I sniffled woefully.
“Like you have the right,” she let out angrily and attacked me, twice the strength she was before.
“This is bad!” I whispered.
So, I also didn't stop until my advantage finally came, she was tired of giving all of her strength. I used my strength and kicked her leg making sure she couldn't attack me, but still, she managed to stand. I had no choice but to use the advantage to escape, but with her craving she almost hit me, but then, luckily I hit her arm first. She distanced herself, held her wound, and found a place to hide for a while.
“It was my chance to escape,” I mumbled and vanished.
I ran to a dark abandoned parking lot, I was looking for a place to hide. I looked around to be sure that no one followed me; that he didn't follow me, that stupid guy. You deserve to die.
I could feel the blood running in my arms. I stopped and ripped some part of my long sleeve shirt and tied it in my right arm, where my love left a deep wound after fighting with me with his sword. I made sure that the blood had already stopped, then I found myself weeping. Stupid feelings of mine, my heart was stabbed by a hundred knives, what a fool I was.
“Stupid! Why are you crying when you didn't even really love me and betrayed me? But my love, you have totally changed, you can even hold a sword like that,” my mind said and then I smirked, I didn't know what emotion I should feel.
Too many mixtures of feeling. I hated it.
I continued walking, I kept looking at every corner of the place and saw nothing. "I guess my love escaped again this time," I muttered as the sound of hissing air was all over the place.
“ Urgh, just this time Clench, I'm going to kill you for sure next time! ” I muttered, ambling, and being sure to treat my wound when I get home.
Ylisha's PerspectiveI rapidly got my first aid kit and went to my room to mend myself."Damn, it's deep, that stupid Clench!" I said while I was beginning to press my wound deliberately with medicine. I moaned and clenched my teeth in suffering."Gosh, Ylisha!"I returned my medicine kit to where I got it after I put the plaster on my arm, then something caught my eyes. There were 5 albums in the corner of the cupboard, I stared at it at first but a minute later, I grabbed one of them and went back to my room. I opened the album, of course, I already knew what's inside this, I made it.A sighed, "Are we this close, Clench? What happened to us? Stupid! " I muttered while glancing at the pictures of me and Clench back when we were together. The happiest moments and funny memories were popping out from the bottom of my head.I could see his e
Ylisha's PerspectiveI opened my eyes when I felt someone fell to me, and I got surprised to see an unfamiliar guy sitting in front of me, what a weight, haha, skinny boy.I wonder who was this guy? Then I heard everybody was shouting with fear. I rubbed my eyes to see the people clearly. What just happened? I thought... That jerk who tried to hit me flew away. "Damn coward," I glared and I looked again at this guy in front of me.“Are you alright?” he asked worriedly, then I suddenly came back to my senses and my eyes caught the thick stick beside this guy. Oh, no!“Damn? He covered me up?”“That Jerk,” I uttered as I clenched my teeth and about to get up, but I was weak and this guy was still on top of me, then, I didn't even imagine that he would pass out. I hold his shoulders trying to woke him up. This wasnn't good, I didn't know what to do?“Hey, are you okay wake up, ” I kept wiggling his shoulders, then unexpected blood ran out from his head.“Damn, it's not good, and damn crow
Ylisha's PerspectiveOne week later...Finally, I was going to left the hospital. Before planning to leave, I thought to took a peek at that guy's room. So, I quietly took a peeked at his half-opened door, and I saw nothing inside, but an empty room. Then suddenly a nurse came in, out of nowhere, and fixed the things inside immediately. Then, our eyes met, she got surprised on seeing me unexpectedly.“Are you looking for your friend? He was also got discharged today. His parents were here a while ago and took him. Don't worry about him, he's okay, " the nurse happily said while she was exchanging the bedsheets. I just shook my head as a word of saying, "Okay. Thank you for informing me." ... "No problem, honey," she replied."Well, I'm glad his also okay now," I thought."He's discharged too? Then we must go now Ylisha, you missed too much training, " my father said. I coldly looked at him. I wasn't expecting
Ylisha's PerspectiveAfter what happened, the school undergoes a disciplinary hearing and decided to let that senior jerk go along with his friends and transfer to another school.After a week, it feels like nothing happened. And also, like my usual self, I'm just sitting quietly in the corner of our room and studied hard as normal students do. Then, our principal went inside our school with a man walking next to her. And it was Clench, I didn't recognize him at first because of his new haircut but it suits him well.I observed him from head to toe. “So, you're my age then,” I chuckled, and he started introducing himself. He introduced himself shortly but in an impressive way. It wasn't bad after all.*****CLENCH’S PerspectiveMy first day of school just started, finally, it's over! I was still nervous, I didn't know anyone, yet I'm glad it went well, and I'm glad I was in the same room with Ylisha, but she didn't approach me once, so, I decided also not to approach her, she acts like
Ylisha's Perpective"Turn right Mr. A, " I said."Mr. B, there's a table behind you, they are 6 men going in that direction, you can't fight them alone. Hide for a while under the table, be sure that the cover of the cabinet covered you well, " I commanded. "Copy that, " said Mr. B as I lead them while watching the CCTV, that was hacked by our special agents. We talked using the small devices connected to their ears and necktie. For a moment, my only job was to lead them and not to fight, that was my father commanded. When I turned 18, my father explained his job. He said they were secret agents who kill wanted persons which was privately not announced to the public. Since their job is to kill them anyway.But of course, some of them were not just a piece of cake as others, some of them were smart as we were. But for justice, I won't dare to
Ylisha's PerspectiveI woke up as the sunlight hits my eyes, "it's already morning," I muttered while trimming my eyes and tried to stand up to put down the window curtain when my sheet seems so massive and I was astonished to see Clench sitting asleep right beside me, "Oh my, you startled me" I murmured. I was about to wake him up when I saw the pail on the floor beside him that made my cheeks burning up. Glimpsing at that pail let me recalled what went on last night, "Ylisha, you shouldn't drunk, this is embarrassing, " I mumbled and hurriedly stood up to tidy up my mess and be sure not to make Clench disturbed.After cleaning, Clench was still snoozing, I pulled the blanket and draped him,"Stupid, how can you sleep comfortably while sitting, " I whispered and left him for a while, I was planning to cook some sustenance for him to thanks him for last night, so,
Clench's Perspective*** WEEK LATER**(YLISHA'S BIRTHDAY)We were here in class, our teacher was busily explaining our lecture while my mentality was not on her. My toes were tapping the floor as my blood rapidly flew inside my body in warmth, thinking what would be Ylisha's reaction when I surprise her since her father couldn't throw a party for her. I was too eager that I couldn't even wait for school dismissal any longer."Clench," a voice kept calling my name, I ignored it yet he was still calling me, it was annoying."What?" I asked, curving up my eyebrows as I faced Harold.He covered his half-face,"Look in front of you," he whispered pointing the direction with his eyes, so, I instantly faced in front and ended up embarrassing as I saw my teacher glaring at me like a lion."It's like your daydreaming
Ylisha's Perspective After eating, he invited me upstairs, I wonder what he wanted to show me? Then, he opened the door of his room, I saw nothing but dusk. I was too curious, "Is this what he wanted to show me? It's weird," I curved up my eyebrow as I faced him.“What are we doing here?” I asked.He didn't answer me, then he unexpectedly held my arms, and grabbed me inside then shut the door. I looked like a blind man who couldn't see anything, but that was not the case here, it was about what he was attempting to do? I was too worried. Then I felt his breath near my neck, I creeped out as my hair stand on end.“What is he planning to do with me?" I was sweating like a pig. I wanna step back but I couldn't even move my feet. I knew I could knock him out if I wanted to, but I had this indescribable feeling, I was freaking out inside."He-hey, what are you pla-planning to-to do?” my voice was twitching. Then I heard him hissed, “Shhhh.” I was scared even more, " He can't do this to me,