Chapter 1: Fighting For What It’s Worth
A breeze strolled by past the green lush leavs of the shrouded forest. The sun shined like gold as it floated endlessly in the cobalt sky. A brown trail of dust and dirt covered the only pathway in the jade labrinth, and footprints marked every step of the way. A lone man walked calmly throughout the lush atmosphere, and grinned happily at the sound of nature as eagles and doves sailed across the sky. The man was dressed in a tattere white karate gi, with no sleeves and no footwear. He wore red gloves and red hachimaki (headband). Also, his obi (sash) was black and his skin was light. He had dark brown hair and his muscles flexed themselves across his limbs. His name was Ryu.
He carried on walking until he paced to a ledge of a mountain, and soon the lush forset was replaced by rocky mountains. An obleisk stood on the edge of the cliff, and a brown duffle bag sat next to it. Ryu clenched his fist, and entered a training stance normally accustomed for Wing Chun; the horse stance. Calming his mind, he relaxed himself and felt his chi sourge through his enitre body. Now he needed to center the chi to his right fist, and after a while: he did, The chi was fully focused now, and his eyes were closed to ease the peace in his mind. Eventually, he opened his eyes with determination and plunged his fist forward into the stone obelisk. Nothing happened for a second, until it started crumbling and blasted out into pebbles and rubble. The toppling stones sped down the side of the mountain and crumbled away. The remains of the obelisk was now clear, as there was noting more than a chip now, lying with his duffle bag that had remained unscathed and unmoved. Ryu felt slightly proud and picked his duffle bag to continue walking. He took a picture out and it showed a frame of him, Ken and their master; Gouken.
“I must get stronger Master, and I will. I hope I make you proud, as this is what it’s worth to fight for. I have made friends, and they have made me stronger, as I also wish to strenghten those that need it as you taught me. The darkness in me has subsided for now, but I fear it will rage sometime soon, and when it does; I believe Akuma will come for his ‘cub’.” Ryu whispered to the picture, then he placed it back and took out a cell phone. No brand, but simple for calls. He dialled a number and a voice came on.
“Ryu! I see you’re finally using that phone I gave the money for. Tell me you got a decent one at least, some designer’s one buddy. Well, if not so, are you wearing those shoes I got you? Tell me you are, please? Anyway, what you calling for? Must be something interesting for you to use technology.” Ryu laughed, then replied to his friend.
“Don’t worry, I’ll tell everything when I see you. I’ve been in Japan for a long time now, so I figured one thing.”
“What’s that then?” Asked the voice.
Ryu then went quiet, and then replied.
“I’m coming to America Ken.”