So I had some major time on my hands to go ahead and push the first chapter online tonight. Enjoy it.
Absolute Order - Neo City Stories
Insert 1 - I am of the People.
“…Is this ever gonna end?”
“Guess not. You cant hide who you are.”
“I want it to…just make it stop mom.”
“Young Raijuto, I’m sorry, but you must help us in the best way possible.”
“I cant mom. Please…dont make me fight.”
“I understand how much you resist fighting but you have to help this planet and this clan. Your brother’s fighting hard so that you and I could have a brighter future in the world. Do you want that dear son?”
“Yes. But I dont want to fight to earn it.”
“I cant take this anymore mom. I dont want to do this to stop an endless war from ceasing. Im scared and I dont like to fight. You, mom should know better than my brother. You used to be caring and now since the AO came, your acting like my brother more and more each day. I wish…I wish Lia was here.”
“She was the only one who cared about my feelings.”
“I still do.”
“No you dont. You say we are of a fighting clan, why cant we stop where we are mother? Huh? Why cant we?“
A Slap echoes across the room
"Because that’s the only reason why we are still here. If we only believed in making peace without war, we would be dead back when we were on Earth.”
“Oh Raijuto, As much as I want this to end without any bloodshed, I cant just accept that fact. This is a real world and the world we live in consists of endless fighting. We can never ever stop it.”
“Mother. Im…so sorry.”
“No. I am. I should have never ever tried to baby you and Kaijuto so much.”
“So. Im going to fight for my family and brother. And my planet.”
“Always remember my dear son. I love you with all of my heart and well being.”
“Me too mom. I love you.”
Present day Hyaki - Main Province of the 4th Imaginary Moon Midnight. Hyaki-Kya Placement School - Main Campus.
So…Im still sleeping huh? Must feel great. I havent gotten much sleep for the past couple of days. Now that finals are out of the way, I can finally go home.
"Mr. Myou? Are you still sleeping again?“
laughter amongst the classroom
"Why are you all laughing??”
“Never mind Mr. Myou. Make sure you stay awake for the time being you’re in here ok?”
“Yeah, of course Mr. Sai.”
If you are wondering if finals are really over, they arent. I wish they were so I can go home and see my moon again. Oh, and if you’re wondering who I am, Im Raijuto-Myou. 19 going on 20 in a few more months. I go to a God-forsaken Placement School that I really never wanted to go to in the first place. Why you ask? I got into a major fight I didnt even start in the first place. I detest fighting but the guy wanted to fight me anyways. As soon as I walked away he punched me in my side. Afterwards, I remember getting mad and hitting the poor guy once. Weird. In the police report it said that he had 13 bruises all around his body but I only remember hitting him once. That’s something else I dont get. Weird powers. I dont know what they are or what they do to me but I know one thing: If these powers dont help me put my ass through this school, to hell with them. Well anyways, after that I got deported to Midnight so I can finish my education in this place. I hate it. Although the dorms are nice and the women are flirtatious here, I feel very awkward around here. Like…something is out to get me. I did have notices of reported killings around the campus happening very rapidly. Since they only happen at night, I have nothing to worry about since Im always in my dorm room sleeping. Still, I should feel a little secure in this hellhole of the mind. Man, I wish I was home.
Its around 3:40. Time to go check on my friends at the OutTrack.
The OutTrack is usually our hookup spot. We always meet there after classes exactly at 3:45. And its Wednesday too. Im loving it because on Wednesdays my best friend Murray tells me all about his history teacher’s unbelievable endeavors. He claims he’s been around the whole universe. That I much highly doubt. But they were always funny.
“Where is everyone?” I walked into the eatery with a puzzled face. I really couldnt find anyone of my friends sitting down or in line.
“Hey Rai!! We’re up here!!”
“Dammit guys, you never stay on the first floor do you?”
I ran up the spiral stairs to the 2nd floor to see Murray and Utiha sitting down eating and notes from previous classes on the table. I sat down with everyone looking at me strange for some reason or another. Murray was a slim guy with a pencil or pen always stuck on either ear. He was much of a pimp these days, but it seems it left him when him and 3 girlfriends got into it. I dont how to juggle 3 girlfriends but if you want to know, Murray’s your man. Looking to my right I saw Utiha. He looks somewhat like a goth and a jock combined. A little bigger than Murray and was always smoking something. He got in trouble not too long ago for hacking into the projectors outside to promote a party that he and a few friends were hosting. That’s something else too about Utiha, he’s an awesome hacker. He hacked my laptop to play very old PS5 games in high definition. Anyways, to answer the question on why everyone was looking at me like they’ve seen a ghost…
“Rai, we heard about you and Yura. Are you doing alright buddy?” Murray was never the one to sugarcoat things but dammit I didnt wanna hear about that.
If you want to know what happened to me and my ex Yura, and you want the short version, she dumped me…harshly. I wasnt gonna tell you that I dumped her. I loved her but she just didnt my so-called “aura”. That’s something else about me. When people see me, they think I have a sense of death over my shoulder when I really dont. Im a real nice and outgoing guy one you get to know me. Anyways, she just didnt like me really. At first everything was going alright and we talked every night before we went to bed. About a few months later, she just started hating my guts and left me. Sad isnt it? Over some mysterious “aura” I had? I should have slapped her but that’s 2 things I cannot do: fight and hit a girl. I have a code against that somewhat. Dont like it? Have at you.
“Yeah Im doing alright now Murray. Thanks alot for bringing it up.” I really didnt like how Murray broke the ice about it but they were gonna know about it sooner or later.
“Im sorry man. I had to say something, it was eating me up inside to see my best friend get dumped like that.”
“Thanks. I guess.”
“So are you guys going to be by the dorms later?” Utiha speaks in a very calm voice but is known to have the best parties on campus.
“Nah, I have to get some sleep. Mr. Sai is killing me on the papers.”
“Same here Utiha. I cant do much on anything now. I plan on going home next week and I gotta pack and stuff.”
“And…stuff?” Me and Utiha knew what he meant. Stuff meant either one or 2 things: Either he got a bad grade and wont talk about it or he’s gone to have sex. Cant be the latter.
“Yeah stuff. So listen, Im gonna bounce and Ill see you guys tomorrow alright?”
“Alright guy. Dont get too hasty trying to fuck this late in the semester.” Utiha loves to mess with peoples minds.
“Bye guys. And Utiha?”
“Fuck you dude.”
“Hahahaha. Just be careful guy. All Im saying.”
Hyaki-Kya Placement School - Inoue Hall. Raijuto’s room. 11:09.
"You want to come back now?“
"Brother, please, Im tired. Let me go back in the house.”
“3 more hits weakling.”
I tried to hit him directly with the edge of father’s old kendo stick to his left shoulder. He dodged it and hit my head with his finger and with a little energy, pushed me away a few inches. He was always playing this game when I skipped practice and played outside with my friends back in the days. I dont know how he knew all the time, but someone must have told him.
“4-2 Rai. Now you have 4 more hits until you get back in.”
“Please…why are doing this to me?”
“Heh. Come at me now. Dont quit punk.”
“Please now boys, stop.” My mother was always protecting me against my brother. He’s been away for war so him trying to fight me was always in his blood.
“Lets go Rai, you can do it big brother!!”
“You’re too slow Rai. GAAAAHHH!!”
My brother punched me in the stomach as hard as he could. I feel to my knees crying and almost blacked out. All I could see is my mother grabbing Kaijuto and telling him to stop. My sister tried to help me up but she was only 9 at the time. I hold much love for her. Now I dont see her much. They seperated us since my mother went crazy after Kai died. I hope she still remembers me. It has been almost 5 years…Oh Lia.
“The hell?” I woke up from my so-called “flashback nightmares” head throbbing from the explosion so close to the dorm room. Not long after I heard the bell and sirens for evacuation. I really didnt know what was going on but I had to leave ASAP. I only packed a few clothes and my father’s old sword. Whatever happens to me, that sword will never leave me. Even though I hate to fight, I swore to him Ill keep it with me forever. I clenched by bag as hard as I can and as I ran outside of my room, I saw Murray with only his underwear on. We looked at each face to face for a good 5 seconds. Then a girl came out of his room with only a bra on.
Awkwardness. “Dude, I can totally explain.”
“No time you fool. Get your damn clothes on and let’s get the hell out of here.”
“No forget that. Im getting the hell out of here NOW!!”
Running beside Murray without any clothes was too homo for me so I ran the other way. Funny, yet homo. When I ran down the stairs I saw some shadow come from the wall. It was creeping fast so someone wanted to get out of the dorm pretty quickly. As I got to the bottom of the stairs, I saw 2 men that looked like they wanted to start trouble. One was dressed in white and held a chain that looked like it was strapped with explosives. The other was a dressed in all black like a regular Shinobi warrior. His sword’s handle and sheathe was uniquely made so he must have been top rank. There was nowhere I could run to so I held ground. I did however hear their conversation.
“Is this boy the last surviving Kurasune member?”
“There is another, she is a girl a few years younger than this boy.”
Something in my mind said that this girl was my sister Lia. I knew it. It had to be.
“What do you guys want?” I bit my tounge of every word I said.
“Why…you of course.” The man in the black said in a deep voice.
“The boy is a weak one. We can take him down in less than 2 minutes. And you’re supposed to be the descendant of the great Kaijuto. Bah, you’re nothing compared to us.” The man in white had a evil smirk on his face and a smile wide as hell. I thought he loved to kill and torture his victims as some insane killer that didnt have a mind at all. All he thought about was killing and how to make his kills more enjoyable.
"Who the hell are you guys then?"
The man in black walked up to me. “Where are our manners? I am none other than Yakio, one of the High Martyrs of the Absolute Order. You should know the AO right?”
At the moment he said Absolute Order…I felt cold all over. Whoever this AO is, he’s the reason for everything. My mother going insane. My brother dying. My sister being moved God knows where. My half brother’s death on Holy. All of the killing. All of the mistrust. I had so many mixed up feelings at that point. Revenge, hatred, sadness, death, confusion, all of it. I didnt know what to do but to just stand there and damn near cry. He’s destroyed half my damn life and my sister’s as well. Nothing in this world or any for that matter can forgive him for what he’s done to us and Mars altogether.
All I felt. All I wanted was for him to die. That and that alone, gave me the will to fight.
I had to pull out my sword fast and try to get away from Yakio and the other member of the High Martyrs.
“Not so fast sir.” Yakio started to run towards me.
“Just watch me!!” I swung the sword towards Yakio. I dont know what happened but he vanished right before my eyes in a cloud of black smoke.
“Ijuki, do it now.”
“Where are you coward? Retreating?” I didnt know where he was but when I looked down, I saw the man in white sliding across the floor stopping at my feet.
“Too slow bastard!!” The man in white threw his chain from the floor to the back of my neck and trapped my whole body in it. It was so tight that I thought the sword on my side would break, thus breaking the promise I gave to father. That was never going to happen. I’d die before I let something happen to that sword. After I was caught, Yakio came back in human form in front of Ijuki. As amazing as I thought that was, I didnt have any time to congratulate the man on a job well done tieing me up. My life was at stake at this moment.
“Excellent joke Yakio. Now, how can we kill this pitiful excuse of the last of the Kurasune?”
“Psh. Not now Ijuki. First we have to ask him some questions about–”
After those incantations were shouted out, I saw a bright light and people being pushed back from the light. Yakio and Ijuki were in shock.
“Fuck. She found us!! Soldier, is that who I think it is?” Yakio was about to pull out his sword as soon as he got outside.
The soldier was on the ground desperately trying to get up. “She’s…here…”
“Dammit. He’s dead.” He looked to the right and saw his opponents. They were 2 girls who were both in Kunoichi battle clothing. “What do you want with us??”
“We came here to make sure that Kurasune is perserved in this planet!! I was sworn to defend Kurasune as my name is Sinati-Kabuto!!”
“I will make sure your kind is dead in this world for I am the 2nd descendent of the Kurasune!! Lia-Kyou!!”
“Rai? I finally found you. I prayed to find you and I finally did. Please Rai, mother told me to tell you to release your sword father gave you.”
“Dont do this to your brother foolish girl!! Do you understand what this can do to the AO??” Ijuki said.
“I am abiding in my brother. Your organization is destroyed as soon as this has been done.”
“Heh. You and your brother still cant kill the AO for he is an immortal being. If your pitiful clan couldnt do it years ago, what makes you think you can do it now??”
“Haha, you dont know who Raijuto is do you?”
“Speak girl.” Yakio was more confused by the minute and I was no different.
“What do you mean sister?”
“Rai, by the name of your father and brother…I order you to be released.”
“Sinati, do it.”
“DONT DO THIS GIRL!!!”
“Ku Kai Shin Tyo Hou-Loe.” Sinati stabbed me in my stomach with a mysterious knife. Weird thing was was that I didnt feel anything.
“Shit. Tell the AO we failed. Kurasune’s descendant…has been awakened…”