terrified teenager held her younger brother protectively while she struggles to
fight back her tears, which were flowing uncontrollably. 2 men stood in front of
them. One of them stepped forward, eyes filled with blood thirst, his earrings
on his left ear tingled with excitement. He raised his dagger and smiled with
girl immediately sensed the danger and threw herself in front of her brother.
The dagger hit right into her back. Blood spurted out. The boy screamed in
ambulance and the police came. The bleeding girl was carried onto a stretcher.
Her crying brother was by her side.
a tragedy,” said a neighbour. “This boy had lost his parents in a car
accident. Now his sister murdered by a ruthless killer. Who could have done such
an unforgivable thing?”
do sorry for the kid,” commented a policeman. “Still, he was fortunate
enough that one of our men just happened to in that area. I’m afraid that the
lad is going to have a hard life.”
pity that the Fates couldn’t give him a better life,” agreed an old lady.
whispered the dying girl. “I’m afraid that you will be on your own from now
said the crying boy.
try not to talk,” said a doctor.
girl took out a wrapped object and gave it to her brother.
is for you.”
.. what is this?”
is what these men are after. It’s our family treasure for years. Father said
that its name is Ensui. I don’t know what it can do but I have protecting it.
So, learn more about Ensui and learn how to use it.. Protect it always .. and ..
it will protect you .. Tokiya,” gasped the dying girl. “I know that you will
make me proud .. I will watch over .. you .. with mother .. and father …
Protect Ensui . .. always . and it … will … protect you ..”
outstretched hand fell.
cried out the boy, bursting into uncontrollable tears. Everyone kept silent.
~ ~ ~ ~
one who killed you sister is actually our master, Meguri Koyza,” said Kai.
it can’t be,” cried out the same boy who had grown into a teenager. His
grayish-green eyes widen with shock.
he first saw you, he immediately recognized the master in you. He thought that
revenge will make you improve your skills quickly. So, he disguised himself and
killed your sister.”
you are still young and there are many things in life to live for. People who
walked down the path of revenge will end up with a bloody death. Death is
something to be feared, Mikagami. Why do you welcome its presence?”
Mikagami. It was an honour fighting with you. Don’t be like me, a man filled
with nothing but revenge and hatred. You must live on,” Kai threw himself off
the edge of the cliff.
shouted Tokiya as he watched Kai falling into the darkness below.
~ ~ ~
has been seven years since you become my pupil,” said Meguri Koyza. “Is your
decision still the same?”
answered Tokiya, his eyes showed no emotion.
the path of revenge is hard way to live. Ensui requires the blood of your
enemies and soon, you too will be covered with blood as well.”
came prepared for this.”
chuckled Koyza. “Yes, I’m sure you are.” Turning his head, revealing the
earrings on his left ear. Tokiya gasped in shock.
Tokiya could react, Koyza plunged a dagger into his chest. Blood immediately
soaked his shirt. Tokiya threw up blood, staggered and fell to the ground, which
eagerly drank his blood.
grinned. The same grin, that took the life of Tokiya’s sister, Mifuyu. The
same blood thirst look.
is finally mine. Your family treasure is finally mine.”
Ensui as much as I have protected it. ..” said the dying Mifuyu.
screamed Tokiya. With all his might, he stabbed Koyza right at the heart.
Koyza’s eyes widen with surprise at his opponent’s sudden attack. Tokiya
pulled out Ensui. Koyza staggered, his hands clutching at the bleeding wound. He
turned slightly. Seeing his chance, Tokiya stabbed him at the back.
for my sister! Die!”
spurted onto the ground. Koyza lay motionless onto the ruby-coloured ground,
panted heavily. His body filled with pain each time he took a breath. Kneeling
down, he turned over Koyza’s body only to see Mifuyu’s face staring back at
… sister!” He quickly held Mifuyu in his arms. She looked like an angel,
white and pure. Her chestnut hair shone brightly against her bloodstained dress.
blood flowed out from her mouth. “You’ve killed me.” She lifted her hand
and touched the trembling boy’s face. “But I forgive you.”
hand dropped onto the ground.
this isn’t real …. It’s not true… This can’t be happening! THIS
CAN’T BE HAPPENING!!”
sat up immediately. His whole body soaked in sweat. “A nightmare?” Panting
heavily, he stared out at the windows. The sunrays were beginning to spread
across the dark-blue sky.
one who killed your sister is actually our master, Meguri Koyza.”
Ensui, our family treasure.”
thought that revenge would improve your skills.”
Ensui and it’ll protect you.”
Mikagami, people who walk the path of revenge will end up dying a bloody death.
You are still young and have a promising future in life. Why are you throwing
all this away?”
was an honour fighting with you, Mikagami. You must live on.”
is like a double edged sword. It hurts your enemies and you as well. However,
the pain you suffered is much worse than the pain you inflicted upon your
enemies. Painful as the tortures of hell.”
came prepared for this .. prepared for this .. prepared for this ..”
thought that I was prepared to walk down the path of revenge but I wasn’t .. I
wasn’t prepared at all. But isn’t it too late to turn back now?”
blue tears flowed down his smooth face as he looked at the bright morning sky.
The same morning sky, that took Mifuyu’s soul towards the heaven.
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