Tales of The Protectors Second Rising
Tale 10: The Story of X-Keller, Part 1
My name is Jonathan X-Keller. What is being told to you know is a portion of my memories. Starting with the birth of my daughter. That was a magical day. My wife, Jennifer, and I were madly in love. We were both scientists and a biotech lab and it was by chance that we met one day and then literally four months later we were married with absolutely no regrets. Then about about a month later we found that we were pregnant and we couldn’t have been happier. For months we prepared ourselves.
We did all the research we could, we stayed up late talking to each other about how we would raise our child and how good of parents we both wanted to try and be. It was honestly one of the happiest times of my life, my family was coming together. Then the day came, the day that my sweet baby girl was born and it took us quite a while to come up with a name. We eventually decided on a name, Melanie. Her full name was Melanie Guro X-Keller. My wife said that she promise her father that if she had a daughter she would give her the name Guro somewhere, since that was my wife’s maiden name.
That night we took our daughter home and she slept like a little angel. For the next few weeks, everything was like a dream. My wife stayed home with Melanie and I went to work and keep working on our project and at night I would come home and be with my family, everything felt perfect.
Things can change so quickly though, like the blink of an eye. One night, everyone in the house was asleep and the night was peaceful. Until we heard a loud crash. My wife and I jumped out of bed. I grabbed the sword I kept under the bed for protection and went out into the living room. When we got out there, we saw three men standing there and they said that I had information they needed and they were going to do whatever it took to get it. I told them I didn’t know what they were talking about and told them to leave before any of them got hurt.
The man in the middle nodded his head and the man on the left grabbed my wife and pierced her right in the heart with a dagger. I screamed and fell to my knees. My life, my wife was gone. The middle man moved towards me and grabbed me and said I’ll tell you again, give me the information I need or your daughter is next to die. I looked him dead in the face and said rot in hell you son of bitch and pushed off of him with my legs and he fell backwards. I picked up my sword and stabbed the middle man in the chest. The other two lunged at me and I pushed on away and stabbed the other one.
I quickly ran into Melanie’s room and grabbed her and ran away from the house. Once I was a safe distance away I turned back towards the house and just broke down crying. I vowed to get those bastards back for what they had done. I vowed to find who sent those men and end him the way he ended my wife. But i couldn’t put Melanie through that. I did something I hate myself for everyday. I left her on the steps of the nearest orphanage I could find.
I vowed to get revenge on the person or people who destroyed my life. That’s where my self-train and research begins.