He noticed a tree not far from him and quickly he got an idea so he jumped back against the tree while the man keep attacking him. He felt the tree behind him and now he just had to wait for another attack. Jun Chen watched as the sword came closer and just in the last second he jumped away and was about to yell loudly of joy but instead of stopping the sword, the tree just vanished and the sword continued to fly through the air like it had never been there in the first place. “Did you really think it was that easy” The man yelled before attacking again like before. Jun Chen was speechless and started blocking the attacks once more. A new tree appeared behind him and he though for a moment before deciding to take the chance once more as it was better than to defend again and again if it was going to work this time. Jun Chen jumped back and the sword flew thought the air but just as the sword was closed to hit, the treen became a woman and even that Jun Chen did his best the sword hit the woman and she screamed loudly of pain while the man stopped swinging his sword for a while. Jun Chen ran to the woman and held around her as he tried to figure out what to don about her wounds and pain. “I am sorry” Jun Chen said as tears started to run down his checks even he had not the single idea who she was. He watched as the woman closed her eyes, making him do the same. The man started to raise his sword behind them but Jun Chen felt it and as he opened his eyes once more he yelled against the man “Why did you make me do this” and the man stopped the sword to answer. “I am trying to help you, my boy” the man replied calmly before the woman opened her eyes too and took Jun Chen’s sword from the and penetrated him and the man, making it impossible for Jun Chen to scream of pain as his mouth quickly filled with blood. His body feel to the ground and the world turned red before being completely dark as he closed his eyes a last time.
As they reached the house was Jun Chen still outside training in the evening sun and the sight of him made Ling Chang feel a bit jealous but the weight of the sculpture has started to take its told so she just smiled at him before walking the last steps inside her room. When she got outside was Hui Wen unpacking the dinner while Jun Chen still had not reacted on them arriving which made the jealous grow inside Ling Chang again and this time she took an apple from the dinner and threw against him while started to laugh as it came closer and closer to his face but just as it was about to hit him he moved quickly and before Ling Chang had a chance to react the apple had hit her face instead leaving Jun Chen being the one laughing now. Ling Chang cleans herself and Hui Wen just shakes his head disapproving the évents and starts eating some of the meat. ” Come eat, both of you” Hui Wen says calmly before eating some more meat. Jun Chen stops laughing and do a few stretches before he also is eating some of the meat from the table leaving Ling Chang as the only one not at the table or eating. She finished her cleaning before walking over and picking up an apple, just to leave the place again. Jun Chen feels coldness from her, making him try to capture her free hand but she pull it away just as they are reaching and she walks faster away from the table and soon she is all alone in the back of the house. “Sorry, please stay” Jun Chen yells gentle but the jealousy is drowning any feelings for company so she just eat the apple before laying and start counting the stars which slowly appears on the sky while the sun disappears.
It had turned evening when they finally reached Shinobe and not even the smoke in the horizon had made Ling Chang slow down if anything it had made her walk even faster. They reached the first burning house in the edge of Shinobe and only the sight of the dead people who were laying around it did Ling Chang finally stop. Tears started to run down her checks but before Jun Chen could reach her, she cleaned her eyes and focused on being strong so she started walking again. “Are you sure, she is alright?” Jun Chen asked Hui Wen who watched the lots of burning houses in the horizon. “I do not know, but we have to figure out what is happening to her and why she does not remember her battles, now hurry up and go after her and pray she don’t find any of her parents” Hui Wen said with slowly growing serious voice and Jun Chen was about to ask but Hui Wen stopped him “I said go” and Jun Chen turned around and started walking faster in attempt of capturing Ling Chang who already was almost out of sight. In the meantime had Ling Chang reach the centre of town and started to figure out what way would be the fastest way home as the normally way was blocked by a fallen house still full of flames. As she finally decide, a hand grab her hard and she were about to scream but kept it inside to show her strength, so in the next she turned around against the owner and pulled her sword only to stop it inches from Jun Chen who had finally had caught of with her. “Sorry” it flew out of Ling Chang while she quickly returned the sword to her place. Jun Chen took a deep breath as he knew he would have been death if she had completed the strike.
“Get that bird” Jiang Chen said a bit gentle while not moving much and Hui Wen took a noodle from Ling Chang’s noodle soup and tried catch the pidgins interest and soon it jumped against him. It quickly caught and eat the noodle which quickly made it fall asleep there were still sleeping powder left in the soup. “What did that poor bird, do any one of you” Ling Chang yelled from the bed while Jiang Chen stood up from the floor and looked at Ling Chang before answer. “I know you are angry but would you mind stop yelling of us, as I have explained why we did it and that we are sorry about the way we did it” he tried to say with a calm voice and then he looked at Hui Wen who had figure out what was wrong and had already found the small note at the birds left foot. It was only one word but the eyes of Hui Wen told them everything they needed to know. “War” he said with a low voice and the others looked at him with seriously eyes, and as he caught them starring he became confused if they had heard him or not so he repeated himself “The note is saying war” and held his breath while Jiang Chen almost teared the note in pieces by reaching out after it and in the next, it felt like the time itself slowed down as soldier came running inside the room yelling loudly but no-one understood a single word from his month before the time became normal again. “We are under attack” he yelled again and this time the emperor reacted and yelled to the guards in the room “Don’t stand there, go defend the palace” and they ran out following the soldier. Ling Chang watched some lights from outside the window and was suddenly getting flashbacks from the escape from the hill to her home not long ago and every bone and muscle in her body froze. “Get her out of here” Jiang Chen yelled and Jun Chen took a firm grip in her and started pulling her out of the room while Hui Wen and Jiang Chen force their way between the soldiers running to their places. “Wake up, Ling” Jun Chen yelled while pulling her with him and when she finally woke up they were in the throne room, in the centre of the castle with the ministers yelled in fear of their lives. “I did not expect them to be able to control the army and attack us that fast” Jiang Chen said while looking like he had seen a ghost. Hui Wen just nodded and pulled his sword so he could defend them in case, it became necessary. Ling Chang suddenly felt a rage inside her just as the time in the forest where they had been attacked and Hui Wen had been captured. ”Give me, my sword” she yelled in a strange voice and Hui Wen looked confused at her but quickly threw her the sword before pulling a new one from his belt. Suddenly scream started to be heard and Ling Chang tried to attack but Jun Chen held her back and she almost tried to cut off his hand but returned to her normal self and dropped the sword. Jun Chen held her harder in her hand while he manage get the sword back, just as the first enemy soldier appeared in the room, making all the ministers yell louder and run around like headless chickens. The soldier did not managed to do any harm before he were cut down by Hui Wen but the blood flew and hit Ling Chang in the face which turned on her rage once more, just in time for the group of enemy soldiers. This time, her powers was too strong for Jun Chen to hold her back and soon she was fighting one soldier after another. “We have to get to the stables to escape” Jiang Chen managed to say while watching the blood off enemy soldiers giving the floor a darker colour. More and more soldiers appeared in the room and they started to attack the defenceless ministers while Hui Wen started to fight a way to the doors leading to the stables. “Follow me” he yelled and all but Ling Chang started running against the exit. “You too, Ling Chang” he yelled again but her rage against the enemies made her seemly deaf and she just kept fighting like it was some sort of game for her. Hui Wen thought for a moment before he pointed at the doors “Jun Chen, Jiang Chen… you have to escape now” Jiang Chen started to run across the room against the doors, Hui Wen had pointed out while Jun Chen watched Ling Chang fight soldier after soldier. “Come on” Hui Wen yelled loudly and Jun Chen looked at him before yelling back “I am not leaving her here, all alone” and before Hui Wen could do anything had Jun Chen pulled his own sword and joined the fight with Ling Chang. A group of soldiers appeared in the door opening to the stables and Hui Wen feared the worst but Jiang Chen nodded while smiling “The backup is here” and the men started to run inside the room before started fight the enemy soldiers that came from the other side of the room leaving no soldiers for Ling Chang and Jun Chen. “No… do not take them all” a dying voice from Ling Chang managed to say before she fainted once again. Jun Chen and Hui Wen ran fast over to her and started to transport her to the doors while the soldiers around them started fighting harder and better than before. “Don’t loose my sword or medallion” a drowsy Ling Chang said as the four of them exited the doors and were now in the halls on the way to the stables. “I will protect them with my life” Jun Chen replied her before taking them both and held her even more tightly. “Don’t worry you two, we will escape soon” Jiang Chen managed to say from behind them, just as a major explosion destroyed the hallway. In the next was Jun Chen busy trying to get remove wood and tiles from the hallway to save his father while Ling Chang was all blacked out and Hui Wen tried to pull both of them away from them screen. “We have to escape now” Hui Wen yelled but Jun Chen resistance grew tougher for every attempt he did and he knew what had to do. He slapped Jun Chen in the face so hard that he movement and resistance died so quickly that they almost landed on top of Ling Chang who was laying lifeless on the ground. “We cannot save him now, and you know you are the next in line so we have to escape now” Tears started to run down the cheeks of Jun Chen who knew what Hui Wen was saying was true but still it was hard for him to lose his father especially after the argument about his mother not long ago. “I cannot leave” he yelled loudly back at Hui Wen who prepared himself to slap again as he did not want to watch more time or energy on him resist. “I know, it is hard, child but believe me, your father did not want you to die for him like he just did for you” Hui Wen said while some soldiers could be heard screaming from inside the throne room. Some tiles started to move and Jun Chen almost race over to start removing them but just as he had managed to make a hole, a face appeared on the other side and it was not his father. The man yelled something he did not understand and Jun Chen knew that it was the good men who was coming but more likely the enemy so he ran back to Hui Wen and Ling Chang. “Sorry…” he managed to say before Hui Wen broke in “We don’t have time for this now… Help me carry her so we can escape and no more resistance” Jun Chen just nodded and started carrying as he were ordered to and soon they were at the stables. A lightning started to cross the sky, showing them the few horses left in the stables who had not ran away in the explosion. “Take care of her and protect her with the sword you are carrying while I prepare some horse” Hui Wen said before running over to the nearest horse and started to get it ready for the trip away. Jun Chan looked at the way they had arrived there while the rain started to fall drop by drop until a major thunder rolled loudly. A soldier appeared but Jun Chen managed to fight him off easily before he yelled to Hui Wen “They are started to arrive, hurry” he yelled as Hui Wen ran over to the second horse without replying. Jun Chen turned back around and this time, two soldiers appeared but luckily a good one appeared too and they managed to finished them but off when an arrow penetrated the chest of the good soldier. “They have bows” Jun Chen yelled just as he felt a hand on his shoulder. He turned around and almost attacked when he noticed it were Hui Wen on a horse. “Get on the horse boy” Hui Wen said and turned the horse around while Ling Chang started grasping a bit as the rain hit her face. “Faster boy” Hui Wen yelled as an arrow flew between the two horse and as soon as Jun Chen were up, they started to run away from the palace which now had flames here and there.
In the nearby camp were soldiers was running around like mad men, taking down tents and other things. The only placer in the camp a bit quiet was the leaders tents but that was soon over. “My lord” a soldier yelled repeatedly while running closer and closer to the tents before entering one of them between two guards. “What?”a tired and annoyed voice yelled at the solider. “Ling Chang has managed to escape the men, we sent out after her… she got” The voice disappeared suddenly and the annoyed voice returned “You wasted my morning on telling me bad news?” Li Chen said still annoyed before he pulled out his sword from the neck of the soldier who fell to the ground. “Stop making so much noise” Mai Chen said from the bed. Li Chen looked at her and replied “Just go back to bed, I will handle this mess… Gaurds” the two soldiers outside the tent came running inside and stopped right the death soldier, they did their best not to show fear and just focus on Li Chen. “How many times do I need to tell you guys that I don’t want bad news in the morning?” The soldiers did not answer so Li Chen continued talking this time to the death man “See what happen to you because you did not follow my simple rules” Li Chen kicked to body and the blood hit the soldiers. Li Chen returned to the soldiers “Clean up this mess and if more people return, stop them or I will kill one of you too” the soldiers nodded and took the body before dragging it out leaving Li Chen and Mei Chen alone again. “Come back to bed, brother” a tired Mei Chen yelled from the bed and Li Chen walked back and kissed her before crawling in it. Soon the tent was quiet again and only Li Chen’s snoring was heard while the sun raised higher on the sky and the camp was get more and more empty.