Tales of The Protectors Second Rising
Tale 24: New Power, Part 2
Casey, Rafael, Rex? Nobody. I was all alone in this weird place. All I did was touch that orb and all of sudden I’m here. How do I get out of here? I did the only thing I could do and kept on walking. I walked, and walked, and walked. Nothing happened, nothing at all. So I sat down and tried to think of something.
I heard a voice call me. I turned around and Jenis was standing in front of me. I jumped up and asked him what the hell he was doing here? How he was even alive? He looked at me and told me that he wasn’t really here. He was a spirit here to help guide me to what I need. I asked him what that even was. He told me that in time it would reveal itself to me. I told him that I didn’t really have a lot time. He just stood there.
He told me that in order to get the power needed, I needed to first let go of all of the guilt and anger in me that I keep on holding onto. I knew what he was talking about. The guilt I felt for letting Rafael die, even though he wasn’t really gone, the guilt for killing Jenis, the guilt for telling Casey about her past, the guilt for leaving my friends at the Hero’s Alliance behind, and the anger for X-Keller for allowing this all to get to the point that it was at. Mainly though, I put all of that on myself, so all of the anger I felt, was anger at myself for everything that has happened.
Jenis told me that I had to let all of it go in order to stop the new evil from destroying everyone, and that there was only one way to do that. He lifted his arm and I saw my shadow on the ground distort and begin to take shape. This new form of my shadow resembled me. Jenis put his hand down and said that he understood that all of this was a little cliche, but in order to truly move on from my guilt and anger, I would have to beat it. The shadow was made of my anger and fear. If this is what I had to do, then I would do it.
However, I had no weapons! The shadow had both swords and I had nothing. What could I do? Then something clicked. That day X-Keller and I fought those monsters in the forest. Materialization! I had to materialize my weapons, and fast. I dodged the shadows attack and concentrated as hard as I could. Trying to picture my weapons in my head and have them take shape in my hand, but it was a no go. The shadow came to attack me again, breaking the concentration. I needed to call my weapons quick. The thing was charging again and I needed to fight back. I focus again, but this time more than the weapons came to mind. Memories of my life flashed. Rafael, Cissnei, Donavan. X-Keller, Xying, and Casey. All of a sudden the my hand flashed. I blocked the shadows attack with the sword of light.
Only one sword appeared, but that was enough. I lunged at the shadow and the thing blocked. I spun around in the air and struck at its back. The blade really dealt pain to the shadow, and it pissed it off. It turned and sent waves of dark, pushing me off balance. While in the air, I spun around in circles, sending ray after ray after ray of light at the shadow. The shadow was pushed backwards. When I landed on the ground I felt the strange feeling again, the one I felt before when I looked at Casey. I heard Jenis’ voice behind me. He said let it all go and then release the power. I understood.
I stood tall and shouted that I wouldn’t let the anger and guilt control me anymore, I have to let it go in order to continue on and reach my full potential. I held up my hand and released the power. A giant beam of light energy shot from my head. It caused the shadow to fade away into nothing. I dropped my head and turned to face the spirit of Jenis. He told me that that was only the beginning of what I could accomplish. He told me to grab the orb and unlock the rest of the power. I grabbed the orb and everything became engulfed in light.
Casey, Rafael, and Rex all stared in awe as I reappeared, my eyes and body glowing brighter than ever before. I was ready to face Siefer. It was almost time.