They continued walking deeper into the town and soon they reach the walls surrounding the palace, they knew that Gang Chen was living inside but there was too many soldiers outside for them to just enter without revealing themselves so good ideas was needed. Ling Chang was the first to opened the mouth. “I am a girl so I can” More did she not managed to say before Jun Chen broke in and almost revealed them on his own. “No, we are not sending you inside the most dangerous place in this town… Am I right Hui Wen?” Hui Wen had been too focus on the guards patrolling nearby to listen to either Ling Chang or Jun Chen so his reply was completely random. “Yes, we need to find a way in… Maybe we can use Ling Chang?” He said as he turned around and looked at the others. Ling Chang was smiling and Jun Chen was already getting angry but he managed to stay calm “Not saying that you are an old foul but did you even hear what we was talking about?” Jun Chen asked and looked at Hui Wen who tried to hide that he had not but still replied “No matter if I have heard it or not, we need to get someone on the other side of those walls so we can save Jiang Chen and if the only way is to send in Ling Chang then we most or do you not want to save your father anymore?” Jun Chen looked at him and to a deep breath before trying to stay calm while answering. “Right, if you say so but we don’t even know if he is in there” Ling Chang wanted to reply that but Hui Wen replied first. “That is a good reason why we only send Ling Chang inside as if we reveal ourselves in attempt to find him, we will have an entire army on our backs and then we don’t have many places to go” Jun Chen looked at him and then at Ling Chang who was closed to burst of joy that Hui Wen would send her on such an important mission. “Fine” Jun Chen said before turning against Ling Chang “But be careful” he said while looking directly into her eyes. Jun Chen just smiled and replied “Of course, but I need some privacy to get ready as I do not look very girly this way” and pointed at her cloches which was mostly traveling clothes.
Hui Chen looked at her like he was uncertain of what just had happened even he had seen her rage before. “Take the bodies and throw them inside this burning building, we cannot leave them here or they might track us” Hui Wen said with a calm voice and started to remove the first while Jun Chen handle the rest as they knew without saying it that they needed a guard. The smoke got thicker and thicker, making the it like walking at night with the flames from the houses lighting up the place like torches. Suddenly a horse is heard and by a quick movement and pure luck they manage to get out of its path without getting noticed as the ridder continues down the street and soon out of sight. “That was close” Hui Wen says as they reappear. “Guess we better walk near the houses to be safe even that heat from the burning houses might be unbearable” He continued before Ling Chang broke in. “What about the mason and my teacher?” It flew out of her mouth, making both Jun Chen and Hui Wen look at her with serious eyes before they turned defeated and they one by one turned back at her. “Did I say something wrong?” Ling Chang continued as she was not sure what was going on but the two men continued to walk like she were not there before it suddenly hit her what was going on and again the words flew out of her mouth. “We have to save them” and even that the words came fast, her mind was made up on it. Hui Wen turned around against her and his eyes was as defeated as before and with a almost silence voice he replied “We have already walked past their homes, you might not have recognised it because of the flames coming from them so I am sorry but we are too late” Ling Chang could feel sadness trying to control her like when she had to leave her mother at home but she wanted to show Hui Wen, she had become strong doing the time they had been in the town so she kept her actions as normal as possible but Jun Chen continued. “I can see right thought you, so no need to act up… I am sorry that we did not get there in time but lets us focus on saving Jiang Chen” Ling Chang did not know what to say so she just nodded without changing her facial expressions.
As the sun started to raise over the town, it had already become clear for Ling Chang and the others that something was very wrong in the town. Screams was heard everywhere while fire and smoke made it almost impossible to see anything. Ling Chang walked between the two men who had formed like a shield around her as they had no idea of when they would run into some enemy soldiers as it was no longer a chance of if they were found. Every time a scream or a dead body appeared it gave a set in Ling Chang who really had to focus herself not to scream back and blow their cover. “Are we soon at the palace?” Ling Chang whispered to Hui Wen who was in front but even after a while no answer had returned, making Ling Chang pull his cloches which made him turn around and the mix of smoke and seriousness made him look very angry. “What?” he yelled whispering and Ling Chang wished she had not disrupted him but replied “When are we there?” calmly. Hui Wen looked at her before a sudden scream not farm from them, made him push himself against the wall of the burning house, making Ling Chang and Jun Chen followed his movements just in time. In the next three soldier walked past with a death woman hanging in between their arms and only a quick arm from Jun Chen prevented Ling Chang from screaming, letting the men pass in peace at first but Ling Chang felt the rage inside her and before Jun Chen had a chance to hold her back, she had already stepped out in the middle of the road away form the safety of the smoke. “Stop” she yelled while pointed her sword against the soldiers who stopped as told before turning around laughing. “Look a woman, playing with a sword” one of the soldier said while laughing and another replied “Maybe it is her sister” and threw the remains of the death woman against Ling Chang who landed with the face looking directly at her with her bare eye socket. Ling Chang could feel her rage grow inside and the three men walked closer while one of the tried to get a hold on her but in a second Ling Chang moved and the man were now screaming of pain, making the two remaining pulling their swords and attack but Ling Chang was not done. In the next she killed the screaming man, blocked the attacks from the others and killing them too. Jun Chen and Hui Wen stood speechless as Ling Chang cleaned her sword of the blood before Jun Chen walked slow over to her. “Are you alright?” He whispered gentle and Ling Chang looked him and smiled while the rage inside her disappeared quickly before replying “Yes”. Hui Wen also came out form the smoke but he was far from calm and yelled “You have maybe ruined our one chance of saving Jiang Chen and make it out of this town alive” He wanted to yell more but he could see that Ling Chang was close to burst into tears. He took a deep breath and returned to his normal calm self and continued “Sorry, I did not mean that, I just got worried for you… That is all” Ling Chang looked at him with shiny eyes and did not reply but returned her sword to its place by her side.
The swords flew thought the air like they sometimes did under training but this fight was something different and Ling Chang knew that. The woman stood laughing not far form the fight, which instantly gave Ling Chang an idea even she was busy focusing on Jun Chen. They danced around in the death grass and Ling Chang had to block more than she were used to as she had decided to keep her rage at a minimum as she wanted to be there if she had to kill Jun Chen. “Is that really the best you got?” Jun Chen yelled and even his voice was different form the normal version of him and Ling Chang just looked at him without replying. Instead she attacked him and managed to give him a small cut on the left leg but no scream was heard instead Jun Chen kicked her away like she were nothing and she flew thought the air hitting the tree next to the women.Continue reading
Ling Chang fears what is going to happen as the plants on the ground is all death. The sky is dark except for the lightnings crossing it and the sound of thunder is the only sound heard. “Where are we?” Jun Chen ask Ling Chang trying to sound brave and Ling Chang just looks at him before shaking her head without answering with words. Suddenly the voice appears again “You are in my world, just as I wanted you to be” Ling Chang and Jun Chen looks around as it is impossible to locate where it comes from while Jun Chen tries to stay brave by yelling “We did nothing, you were the chicken in this” and barely the words have left his mouth before the voice replies “Keep telling yourself lies, maybe they come true” and this time Ling Chang replies “We are neither lying or afraid of you” a lightning crosses the sky and divides into many smaller ones before a big clatter almost exploded above them and before they could focus themselves again, the voice appeared again “Maybe, maybe night but only one of you will escape with their life” and form behind a big death tree a older woman appeared. Jun Chen pulled his sword and yelled “Who are you? And if you wanna live, you sends us home now” which made the woman laugh before replying cold. “It is not important who I am as I am a nobody and sending you home was an option I would have done it myself long ago” and the woman walked closer not minding the pull sword the slightest.Before Ling Chang could say anything, pushed Jun Chen her back and pushed himself forward with the sword raise high. “Send us home, or you will be the one losing your life” Jun Chen yelled and the woman just laughed louder while a smaller lightning flew above them. Jun Chen started to run against the woman while he yelled “Let me show you, what I can do with a sword” Ling Chang followed him with her eyes and an open mouth before it got even wider. As out of the air a sword appeared in the woman’s hand and she blocked the attack of Jun Chen like he had just poked her with a tiny stick. “You foul, Jun Chen, I said only one of you will survive this” the woman’s voice was still cold as ice and Ling Chang could feel tears starting to run down her checks. “Please don’t hurt him” Ling Chang yelled which made the woman focus on her before replying laughing “Of course, my dear, I won’t but you will instead” and suddenly Jun Chen turned around and his eyes was black as the sky while the sword the woman had held was in Ling Chang’s hands. “Kill her” the woman yelled and Jun Chen started to walk against the crying Ling Chang while replying “Yes, master” Ling Chang tried to stop crying but the feeling of maybe having to attack Jun Chen penetrated her soul and she did not have a single idea of what to do other than speak him out of it. “Please stop, Jun Chen, Please” and for a moment the darkness in his eyes vanished and he stood confused while rambling “Ling Chang?” But before Ling Chang could do anything he was back in his darkness and charged against her once more. The woman laughed behind him “You never get him turned long enough for him to remember you, but I promise you ion he kills you I won’t let him forget it again, my child” and continued watching with joy. Ling Chang could feel the rage grow inside her and just as Jun Chen was about to strike her down, she managed to remove her tears before blocking the strike just as easy as the woman did before. “Are you going to fight him, my child” The woman said while trying to hide her surprise and Ling Chang looked straight into her eyes, not focusing on Jun Chen and replied cold “Yes, if I most” and soon the fight was on like they had been enemies their entire lives.
She flew closer and closer to it and in the last second she tried to look happy at Jun Chen who stood at the ground in the pose he just had thrown her, having no chance to return her sight. In the next Ling Chang touched the ball and fell to the ground. She quickly stood up as she had finally understood the game and she wanted to yell but a pair of hands hell around her and turned around. It was Jun Chen who had managed to pass the gate too even without touching the ball and Ling Chang’s tears of sadness before the throw had turned into happy tears but the time to kiss was short and Ling Chang said with focused voice. “We have to find two, maybe three dragon sculptures of the elements before we are free and after my mind the next one is nature so look out for something not fitting this metal hell” Jun Chen just nodded before his eyes turned wild and this time he was the one that caught the sculpture and before Ling Chang could say anything they were transported to a world of nature. “What next?” Jun Chen asked impatient which made Ling Chang smile as she reply “Earth” just as a bird flew though the air with the sculpture in its mouth and in the last second, she managed to touch it, transporting them inside a cave. Water was heard and they started laughing of joy. “We are home” they yelled in mouth of each other and started to walk against the sound of water when a female voice suddenly rumbled above them. “Did you really think it would be that easy, do you really think you are safe” The voice ruined every joy that Jun Chen and Ling Chang had, but Jun Chen was having nothing of it and yelled back quickly “Show yourself instead of hide like a chicken” even he could see the fear inside Ling Chang’s eyes. “I am not here, I am in the last world… but you won’t get there as the last sculpture in almost gone already” the voice continued before laughing of joy. They looked around but nothing even looked like a sculpture and Jun Chen yelled again “Chicken” in an attempt to make the voice help them and suddenly portal opened in front of them. “Go through or stay I do not care at all, but I am not some toy you play with as a child” the voice reappeared. Jun Chen looked at Ling Chang who looked back at him before they together walk inside the portal hand in hand.
“Sorry… I thought you was those old people who had returned” Ling Chang managed to say before Jun Chen broke in. “We have to go there” He said with glazing eyes and Ling Chang turned around in silence and watched a red object in the horizon. “I agree” She managed to say after observing the place in silence before continuing “Lets go now before our energy runs out” and Jun Chen just nodded as they started swimming against it. The object was much closer than they expected once they had started swimming, and it was a flying sculpture of fire dragon. “What do you think we need to do?” Ling Chang asked as they came close to it and Jun Chen almost yelled in reply “I do not know but we better think quick as it is getting smaller” and to Ling Chang’s fear he was right but what was the plan with it. “Think, think, think” Jun Chen started which prompted made Ling Chang reply annoyed “That is not helping at all” and they thought on in silence while the sculpture got smaller and smaller until Ling Chang suddenly got an idea and asked straight. “Do you trust me?” Her voice was far from calm and the sculpture was almost gone now. Jun Chen looked at her like he was about to argue with her but instead his voice reveal only a single word. “Yes” and before any of them could say anything against the plan, was Ling Chang taking a grip in Jun Chen before placing her hand around the sculpture and before she felt any pain, they were suddenly in a world of fire. Ling Chang did not need many seconds to see that they were safe for now and to think before she yelled “Look for a sculpture of something like the fire, it is our only way out” and they looked around while the sweat started to run down their faces like tears. Ling Chang was the first to notice the ball of metal flying above their heads and she knew they had no chance of touching it together like last time. “There it is” she said and pointed in the air but before she could argue about the placement was Jun Chen already lifting her. “I do not know the way out, but I know I love you so save yourself” Jun Chen said and then he threw Ling Chang against the ball of metal who with tears in her eyes had no time to reply.