THE SEVENTH PROTECTOR Part Five., a short story by actung. Date added: 2010-05-21. Times viewed: 875.
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- Intro: Fifth part of Eight and things heat up for Neil.
The sun shone bright on a new day. Neil was feeling after effects of having had the crystal. He wasn’t meant to have it, and combined with having a smaller brown crystal at the same time, Neil now felt like a drug addict coming off from drugs, his head hurt, his body felt as if he had just run a marathon.
Neil wore dark sunglasses as he left the hotel that he and Gareth had spent the previous night in. Gareth was already waiting for Neil by the car and as Neil approached he asked ‘that’s not coming with us is it?’ pointing to the German Sheppard dog lying on the ground. It sat up looked at Gareth and whined almost as if itself was asking the question that Gareth was about to.
‘You can see him?’,
‘What? The dog? Of course I can, why wouldn’t I be able to see it?’, Gareth explained that ‘Boris’ the dog just appeared when he met Pavel and that he had been like a guardian angel to Pavel and now the dog seemed to want to be another companion for Gareth himself.
Boris stood up barked twice and circled a couple of times then stood facing away from both Gareth and Neil. Gareth began feeling that sensation he felt when he first met Bill.
‘Your crystal, it’s glowing’ said Neil. Gareth and Neil both looked at each other before saying together ‘Seekers’.
Before Gareth and Neil could get into the car three seekers approached. Boris pounced knocking one seeker to the ground. The second seeker punched Neil in the face only knocking him back a step. Neil hit that seeker with two blows, one to the stomach knocking the seeker forward and a second blow catching the seeker squarely on the chin knocking him out completely. The third seeker ran at Gareth who scooped up his attacker and slammed him across the bonnet of the car.
Thirty more seekers appeared seemingly out of nowhere and attacked. All of a sudden Lee, Bill and Pavel all appeared and began fighting. A fourth man also appeared fighting on the side of Gareth and the former protectors. Neil and Boris were also putting up a good fight too.
The first chance they got, Gareth and Neil got into the car and along with Boris made their escape with the crystal still intact around Gareth’s neck.
‘Did you see that?’ asked Neil, ‘I fought alongside you, and just as well as you or those other men were fighting too’. Neil felt delighted with himself; his earlier feelings of sickness were long gone too.
‘Must be after effects from when you had the crystal, you could see the former protectors?’
‘That’s who those men were, wow I’m like an honorary protector now or something huh?’
‘Probably the or something so don’t get carried away, there was a man unfamiliar to me fighting on our side back there, I’d like to know who he was or is’.
‘His name is Vicente’ said Lee whom just appeared in the back seat of the car and continued ‘he is from Argentina and was protector number two, my first protégée and was protector back in the early 1800’s. You’re journey has come a long way in such a short time, but I feel a conclusion is inevitable’. With that Lee vanished just as swiftly as he had appeared.
‘What now?’ asked Neil,
‘I don’t know; guess we just keep going forward’. Blood began trickling down from Gareth’s nose. There was also a trickle of blood coming from his mouth.
‘You’re bleeding’ Neil told Gareth
‘What?’ Gareth was now as confused as he has ever been since this whole protector thing first began and within seconds of wiping the blood from his nose and chin, Gareth passed out. Neil panicked, and partly being in shock grabbed the steering wheel, Gareth had been driving. Neil couldn’t control the car and so the car crashed and came to a halt upside down. Neil still felt that added strength from having the crystals so he, along with Boris managed to escaped the car. He was also able to free Gareth taking him to the side of the road and away from the car which ended up exploding.
With Gareth still being unconscious, Neil knew seekers were now coming for them from the faint glow of the crystal. He wouldn’t be able to fight them off, and even if he was to have the aid of the former protectors whom had already revealed themselves there was no way he could defend the crystal while waiting for Gareth to regain consciousness, Neil didn’t even know if Gareth would regain consciousness anytime soon let alone at any time at all.
With all his knowledge of the legend of the crystal, Neil had no idea of what to do next…. The journey is now on hold now and not only that but the seekers are coming too …….
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