Chapter 5: “Abandonada All Hope! Part II”
Three triplets who were known as The Delinquents were making their way across the city, hopping from rooftop to rooftop. These three were from the same clan of Assassins that Ikidomari was from. The siblings were identical, all light skinned Caucasion with square jaws, brown eyes, black porcupine like spikey hair and were all very well built. All of them had cone shaped paper hats on their heads that read “DUNCE” vertically. But the rest of the clothing each member of The Delinquents wore was radically different.
The first one was known as Paper. He was expertly trained in a Martial Art based on Origami, the art of Japanese paper folding. However with his training a piece of paper was a deadly weapon. He had four paper straws filled with spitballs sticking out of the top portion of his teeth, like one would house toothpicks, this is why he was always smiling. He also had a paper airplane above his right ear where one might normally place a pencil. He had no shirt, but his upper body was filled with deep papercut scars, a result of his training. His pants consisted of sheets of loose leaf paper tied together by a paper string, there were so many sheets that you could not see any of his flesh underneath. His shoes were made out of folded up peices of paper too.
The next brother was known as Chalkboard. His clothing consisted of small magazine sized Chalkboards tied around his body, from head to toe. Unlike Paper you could see portions of Chalkboard’s flesh underneath the chalkboards at any given time, depending on how he moves. Above his left ear was a pack of Multi Colored Chalk. Both of his hands had chalkboard erasers tied to his palms. His nails were about two feet long each. Chalkboard had created his own Martial Art Style that he used for killing, and he has been very effective thus far.
The last and strongest memeber of the Delinquents was called Shiv. He had two straps that went across his chest like an X and housed a series of large daggers. He was wearing sandals and had large baggy jeans with deep pockets. In his pockets he had shards of multicolored church like glass, extremely sharped spoons, and razor blades stuck at the ends of toothbrushes. As a young boy he had an intense facination with slicing things open with whatever he could find. In the Military he has been trained in the use of weapons and also Ninjitsu, but most of his killing style was created by himself with his own extensive research.
Suffice it to say all three brothers were born under a bad star. They loved killing and couldn’t get enough of it. Perfect candidates for the Assassin’s Clan. They were headed towards their next assignment.
Andy Cho and Ripped began their epic street fight. Cho attempted to use the same maneuver that he defeated Bling Bling with. He held out his fingers as if his hands were claws and yelled “DRAGON CLAW!” He atteacked Rip with hundreds of claw strikes at an incredibly fast speed. Ripped on the other hand blocked every single blow with his elbows! As huge and muscular as Ripped was this was no easy feet but he was able to quickly swing the upper portion of his body so his elbows could strike everyone of Cho’s open palmed claw strikes! With all of the nerve endings in a person’s hands, such powerful elbow strikes could knock a person out cold but not someone as strong as Cho. However as a side effect of these pressure points being struck his arms fell down and became useless after way too many blows. Just with his Ki alone the Harvard student was able to lift his seemingly lifeless arms to his sides like a child pretending to be an airplane taking flight. “DRAGON FLIGHT!” he screamed as he spun around and struck Ripped in the chest knocking him down hard!
With this move Cho continued to raise up from the ground as if he was caught in a twister. His right arm left a spiral like residue of white energy, a red one from his left, for these were the two extremes of Ki used for Dragon Wing, white represented righteousness while red represented rage.
When Cho was about 17 feet in the air Ripped struck the ground directly beneath him. A huge light blue twister of Ripped’s Ki went up towards Cho, canceling out his Ki residue. Before the twister could touch Andy he created a large sphere of Ki that blocked the attack, the sphere had waves of both white and red energy. But Ripped rode up through the energy of his own Ki attack, entered Cho’s Sphere and kicked him in the back of the head! Andy went falling down to the street at a 7:00 angle so hard that he even bounced five feet in the air before landing again!
Abandonada’s boyfriend focused enough of his Ki into his arms so he could move them freely once again. Ripped who was now on the ground standing before him began dodging everyone of Cho’s punches and kicks. Much like his Martial Art Style Tsunami indicates, he moved as gracefully as water while dodging all of the attacks, moving left, right, forward, or backward, whatever he needed to move to avoid the blows. It almost seemed like Ripped was dancing. But as harsh as a ten foot wave crashing against the shoreline was his attack as he struck Cho with 10 powerful punches! Being the fighting genious that he was, Cho managed to strike both of the Tsunami practicioner’s elbows with his knees, for all the blows Cho delivered before had done massive damage! While it is next to impossible to break elbows since they are some of the strongest bones in anyone’s body, all of Cho’s strikes were enough so his arms became disjointed, his forearms bent the way they are not supposed to! Ripped yelled in agony as Cho delivered a powerful thrust kick to his stomach! Ripped landed on a Mailbox and utterly demolished it with envelopes flying everywhere!
Ripped rose to his feet, staggering. Light blue energy surrounded his forearms as he too was able to use his Ki to fix them up. He held up his arms ready to continue the fight. Andy Cho raised up his fists too, but then he started coughing! Andy Cho fell to one knee and threw up a huge amount of blood! He got up to his feet and spat out one of his wisdom teeth that Ripped had knocked out. Andy smiled for Ripped was the strongest opponent he had ever faced, and he was enjoying himself to no end. Ripped on the other hand could not look any more serious. Having felt the power of Dragon Wing himself he felt more than ever that Andy was playing with something that was very dangerous and that he did not understand what he was messing around with.
Suddenly Shiv seemingly fell from heaven, place one arm around Adanbonada’s mouth and another around her body so she couldn’t move her arms! She tried to yell but she couldn’t.
SHIV: Heh heh heh! You two deserve each other! Don’t mind if I take care of your little girlfriend from now on eh, Cho!
ANDY CHO: ABANDONADA! LET HER GO!
SHIV: HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH!
Shiv began running away with Abandonada in tow. Andy followed yelling “ABANDONADAAAA!” Ripped was curious so he followed as well. After running about five blocks Shiv finally ran into a dead end back alley. His back was against the wall of the dead end while Paper and Chalkboard were at both of his sides. Andy and Ripped came upon the scene seconds later.
ANDY CHO: YOU LET HER GO NOW!
SHIV: Heh heh heh! Someone hired us to take care of you. Someone still mad about you killing Viosnody. But they don’t want us to kill you. They want you to feel the pain of losing a loved one.
ANDY CHO: WHAT! NOOOO!
Even with Cho’s godlike speed there was nothing he could do. Shiv quickly took out one of the knives strapped to his chest and stabbed Abandonada just beneath her breasts. Blood began to spray out of her body like a fountain, almost covering Cho’s entire self with red blood. Shiv finally took his hand away from her mouth as she yelled “CHOOOOOOOOOOO!” Her eyes were filled with tears just before she closed them and ceased all movement.
At that moment, rage had finally taken over Cho’s body. Red Ki was circling his body and a long with the blood he was soaked in, it made his entire body take on a shade of crimson red. This is what Ripped was most worried about, but he had a soft spot for women getting murdered in cold blood, so he would fight alongside Cho, but just for now.
ANDY CHO: I… WILL… KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL YOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUU!!!
Both Andy and Ripped ran in the direction of the Delinquents. Chalkboard banged his two erasers together and created a huge cloud of white smoke for temporary camoflauge! Paper fired spitballs at Ripped, and so powerfull were his spitball attacks that they knocked Ripped down! The Delinquents leaped 50 feet up in the air. While midair Shiv tossed Abandonada’s body just above his as he created a huge sphere of orange Ki around her body, that soon eclipsed every thing in an orange light! Cho only caught a glimpse of Abandonada’s body being seemingly burned alive before the powerful light blinded him! Next he saw her clothing all burned up falling to the ground housing a skeleton! He managed to catch the skeleton as he roared. “ABANDONAAAAAAAAADAAAAAAA!!!”
After placing Abandonada’s remains on the ground gently Cho still engulfed in Rage leaped up about 100 feet in the air after his opponents! All three of them were hopping from roof to roof trying to get away. Ripped once again created a Twister and rode it upwards to follow along. After leaping over a few rooftops Paper finally stood to face Ripped.
PAPER: The name is Paper! Beware my deadly Looseleafs of death!
True indeed, he began throwing sheets of looseleaf paper from his pants like Shuriken at Ripped, causing massive cuts all over his body! The Gang Leader went flying away until his back landed on a Water Tower that was on top of the building they were on.
PAPER: HEH HEH HEH! Now My Spitballs will come at you with the speed of flying bullets! This is what happens when you don’t mind your own business! Mess with The Paper and you get Papercuts!
RIPPED: Hmmm. Just how much water can spitballs take anyway?
As spitballs began flying at Ripped, he kicked a hole in the water tower. With his eyes closed he raised two fingers in front of his face and concentrated as he was able to control the water that came out of the tower! This huge amount of H2O stopped the spitballs dead in their tracks, crashed into Paper and washed him off the building as he fell to his death, screaming for his dear life!
Chalkboard stood before Andy Cho as Shiv continued to run away.
CHALKBOARD: Heh heh heh! The name is Chalkboard! See if you can withstand my screeching sounds of death!
With his long fingernails he began scratching on all of the chalkboards of his body! This sent purple rings of energy derectly at Cho! Andy’s ears began to bleed, but he didn’t stop moving forward, almost in a monster like fashion. “ABANDONADA! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!” He yelled as red rings of energy struck Chalkboard! Cho’s wailing was even greater than Chalkboard’s screeching! Chalkboard yelled in agony as streams of blood began flying out of both of his ears and he died as well!
Finally, Cho had caught up to Shiv who stood up to face him.
SHIV: Heh, all this for some broad that’s not even worth it! Our assignment is done, but if you want Shiv to put you out of your misery than so be it!
Shiv began throwing knives at Cho but when they got within five feet of him they melted! He also began throwing all of the sharp objects in his pockets at Cho but they melted as well! “I’LL KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLL YOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUU!!!” screamed the young Martial Artist as for the first time in his life Shiv felt fear! Cho ran up to Shiv and placed one hand on his face. His red energy destroyed Shiv as he was reduced to ashes while yelling “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”
Cho’s body finally stopped radiating with red energy. He fell to his knees and began crying tremendously.
ANDY CHO: Abandonada… I… never loved anyone else… in my entire… life… I… CAN NOT GO ON!
Andy Cho ran and was about to commit suicide, leaping off of the building he was standing on, but ripped caught him by the back of his Harvard vest before he fell, punched him in the stomach with his free hand and tossed him back on the rooftop.
After a long pause, Ripped began to speak.
RIPPED: …Now do you see how dangerous Dragon Wing is if you give into Rage? I should of just let you kill your dumb Ass but there’s been enough death today. Maybe next time someone tells you “Know is not the time” you’ll understand. If I EVER hear of you using Dragon Wing again you’re gonna wish you jumped off of this building!
Ripped walked away as Andy Cho remained on the floor curled up like a ball crying his eyes out.
NEXT UP: Shinji and Ikidomari return! See you in thirty!