Late morning, the sun hiding behind the gray clouds, the wind hardly blows. It rain heavily in the early morning but the air feels sticky as perspiration clings to them. Oddly enough tempers were short as an uncomfortable feeling kept following them, marring their spirits and attempting to incite a fight between them.
This malicious poisonous feeling slowly worked its way around all but it concentrates on a few. Making already short tempers even shorter.
IT plagues the silver
hair Zannah, taunting her, questioning her on why she is part of this group.
She won’t gain
much in helping them, since it is not possible for her to meet ‘him’ while
hanging around the bunch. So why don’t she let this lot rot in their lot
while IT brings her to where the him that she is continuously searching
Soon IT loses interest
in Zannah from the lack of response and moves on to Haohmaru.
This does not affect Haohmaru in the first place so why is he here? Why indeed? Wasn’t he always the lone travelling warrior? Then why is he in a group now?
Puzzlement. By the fact that there wasn’t a response, Oddly the wine had made the man pass this feeling off as the effect of the wine. IT howls in silent frustration at the thought of wasted efforts of talking to a wine intoxicated man.
Angrily IT flits
Oh so now the
Yagami is not important now?
Then IT stop bothering Kyo to think, maybe IT stand a better chance of making Kyo break away from the group if the Yagami was actually here. IT curses itself for not thinking about that.
IT proceeds to bother this one in caution. Thinking what to say to this
one. In glee IT asks her
We all go there in the end. Even you. >> Iwa answered much to Tianzai’s
glee. Someone that could actually hear it. It laughs and dances.
I’m not your sister. >>
And let you take Li Jie and Ryu Gor as hosts? No way.
the one that’s afraid to go back. >>
dear is how IT made her feel.
can stay, you can’t stay. Too bad >>
huh. And burn the bridge. You are indeed afraid to go back. >>
different place. Being there last time. No dice. >>
addicted to life and you’ll refuse to give up your hosts. >>
a prototype. Too bad, world domination is definitely not okay. Now shut
up and quit harassing me. >>
Frustrations give way to rage. It storms through the air violently, the only known indication that It was here was the way the trees tremble shaking loose leaves and little showers of collected rain. It zooms through the air creating unseen circles and dive back down towards them. Iwa and Kumori slow to back of the group. They both drew an invisible rune that doubles the size of the shield.
IT shrieks as IT
brakes, but still It slams hard into the invisible shield.
Chastened, IT grudgingly
withheld ITs violent intentions and return to ITs more subtle ways of influence.
kept calling her. IT asks her
IT howls silently in Chizuru’s ears,
Unless... True that it be that she delay her duty for the sake of the Herald of Wind? Has good Priestess fallen for evil demon? How about deal? IT banish bad Orochi and company and save Geonitz for good Priestess. All need be done is lovely hosts to carry out deed. IT blew into her ear
Chizuru looks around,
there was a strange feeling attached to her, a dark aura that she could
feel and not see. She felt that something was trying to tell her something.
Yet all she got was something cold dancing around her. Quietly Chizuru
mumbled a chant.
It shrieks, the chant can’t do much but hurt ITs non existent ears. IT started to wonder about the potency of ITs power of suggestions. That or ChunLi already has this people in her hands.
Tired and fustrated
IT leaves for a short while to spook the water buffaloes in the paddy fields,
causing them to stampede over the rice fields destroying the farmers crops.
Satisfied with the minor bit of destruction, IT sings and laughs ITs way
to rejoining the group and the continuation of spreading distrust around.
innocent Rimururu. Naïve little Rimururu. IT yowls in pain on
biting ITs immaterial tongue.
How can she still
want to help her, there is no redemption in that woman’s soul. She would
return to her wicked ways before this journey is done. Tianzai spirals
around Rimururu laughing at her foolishness.
In fact the only
person getting the glory of helping her would be that Ryu.
Tianzai shrieks away
at the sound of the song that Rimururu was humming away. Fill with so much
goodness and love that IT felt a pain in Its dark core. IT screams and
rages away through the grass. Moments later It returns and changes Its
the injustice oh great righteous warrior.
IT pleads with him.
Out of sheer malice,
Tianzai whispered that ChunLi intended to sacrifice Nakaruru and and Rimururu
so that she could regain her purity.
Except for one problem, since Nakaruru and Rimururu are of the Light. The corruption on the two innocent Maidens are so intense that they will suffer a thousand tortures before dying. Now the only way to do this is to kill ChunLi and then Galford will be known as the mighty warrior of justice.
IT bellows in malicious
glee as IT watches Galford jolted in shock when IT showed him how much
Nakaruru and Rimururu would suffer in the process. Dazed and confuse he
sat in his saddle to ponder some hard decisions, letting his horse follow
Flitting like an
ugly butterfly, Tianzai proceeds to haunt Nakaruru with much relish. Oh
wise Nakaruru so much like Cassandra of Troy. Why. IT kept asking her.
IT laughs at Nakaruru,
saying that of course ChunLi could seduce Ryu. Look at her always so
sweet and gentle towards him. The poor man does not have the chance to
defend himself from her charms. They could be sharing a horse now to sweeten
everybody to death with their little lovers’ antics but yet they are putting
up a show so that ChunLi could finish them off later
Forget about Ryu.
IT told her. The mindless lunk is too deep in ChunLi’s enchantment to
notice anybody else. IT told Nakaruru
malicious tongue sang sweetly, singing of how
stop the wicked woman from accomplishing her plans. Forget about the others.
IT coos, The others are in her enchantment too deeply to even notice.
There is no better answer then that of the permanent nature.
Weak useless man!
Coward! Jealous jealous jealous. IT screams away at Ryu.
The mightily egotistical
Dragonlord prefers his mate to be docile and subservient. And this is what
she is now because of him!
selfish. For wanting her to himself, for his own pleasure. Softening her
will and her mind. Totally dependent on him for guidance. His position
as Dragonlord is safe as ever. A dark secret.
Jealous that she
prefer the touch of Gill to his!
A million and
one little secrets that she never told him. There are other lovers but
Ryu being the most easily fooled had always being her favorite. Denial!
Nobody loves ChunLi
at all, least of all him. Even him Even him! All are but trying to prevent
ChunLi from reaching her destiny. The strongest woman in the world will
not be denied of her destiny!!!!!
A cold wind sent
a shiver up ChunLi’s spine, once again she sat frozen as Tianzai made Itself
known to her.
All these people blindly thinking they are going on some holy quest. A lie, a lie, they are all dying for her. Her ego must be very huge now.
But then, now that she weak, is that not the reason why all these people are here? To protect her from harm so that she can continue where she left off? Power will once again be hers. Is that not what she dreamt of since the day she was born?!
She could deny
IT all she wants. Tianzai snickers.
Cruel, cruel woman,
fooling all with the semblance of goodness, yet within desire powers that
is hers by right. She must have enjoyed that little trial period of ultimate
power so much that she seeks a way to regain. Of course she enjoys that.
To be so uninhibited and without scruples.
IT knows her,
more she knows herself, and the kiss of power was too strong for her to
forget. Does the ecstasy of what IT gave her overpowers those from Ryu
as well? Is that why she seeks to regain that same power?
Oh and by the
way, It left seeds of distrust behind and hopes she enjoys ITs present,
IT had plenty of fun giving plenty of pep talk to her friends. Such wonderful
people so joyfully going about to their deaths. Don’t worry. IT told
ChunLi remains frozen to her saddle until she felt a warm familiar touch on her shoulder, Ryu had pull his horse close to her and climb over to her horse. Providing her the warmth she needs to free herself from the frozen hold that Tianzai puts on her. She leans back against Ryu. They both know what Tianzai was trying to do and knew too well to fall for Its trickery.
Haohmaru, Iwa, Kumori, Kyo, and Zannah rode up to close ranks around the couple’s horse. They knew what to expect from Tianzai, for It now knows who are susceptible to Its dark suggestions of influence. They have to be more careful from here on. All the more reason to fight the dark spirit.