1Dead or Alive: Destiny
Fanfiction by C.M. Nunes
Chapter 6: Decision
"Party time!" shouted Hitomi waving her soda-filled mug in the air.
"Come on everyone! Let's have some fun! We're the only ones here anyway!" said Hitomi trying to get Kasumi and Kokoro to party with her.
"I don't know... this is Zeta's house after all," said Kasumi unsure to join Hitomi or not.
"Come on Kasumi! Lighten up a bit!" said Hitomi trying to convince Kasumi.
"She's sure is having fun, you don't mind Zeta?" said Kokoro looking at Zeta who is cleaning the kitchen.
"I don't mind... as long as she cleans up after herself," said Zeta uncaring about Hitomi's partying.
"Unfazed as ever Zeta," said Ayane whose leg has finally healed, thanks to Zeta's healing abilities, "But I guess I should be thankful."
"I guess. I used my healing abilities again on you as I got back. But you still need to rest," said Zeta turning toward Ayane who's sitting on the couch reading a book.
"Never knew you were such a player Zeta!" laughed Hitomi.
Ayane just gave Hitomi a quick glare before returning to her book.
"Come to think of it... what was Zeta's real name?" said Kokoro puzzling to herself.
"Oh yeah... it was a bizarre name remember, but I kinda like it!" said Hitomi.
"I think it's kinda charming and cute, what about you two?" said Kokoro to Kasumi and Ayane.
"Too weird and strange, that's what I think," said Ayane ignoring everyone's eyes.
"Well I think nice and unique," said Kasumi.
"Alright, time to pick up," said Zeta after cleaning the kitchen.
"What!? Already?" said Hitomi and Kokoro.
"Now," said Zeta emotionlessly.
"You sound just like my mom!" said Kokoro angrily.
"Tough love," said Zeta with a sly smile as everyone laughs.
After everyone picked around the house, Ayane grabbed Zeta's arm and pulled him close to her so no one can hear them.
"Hey Zeta. I need to ask you something," said Ayane mysteriously.
"It's about the discs, huh?" said Zeta quickly.
"Yeah, you said to check each discs and get the encrypted information from them to learn more about AdVENT but," said Ayane.
"But?" replied Zeta.
"You said there were three discs, where did this fourth disc come from?" said Ayane showing Zeta the fourth disc.
"That... I didn't mean to hide it from you, but I can't let you see that disc yet," said Zeta looking away shamefully.
"Why? What's in this disc?" asked Ayane.
"In that disc... is a list of all the people the DOATEC and AdVENT kidnapped for their experiments," said Zeta.
"Huh? Then why...?" said Ayane, but Zeta cut her off.
"There's something I need to know for myself... I want to know about myself in that disc," said Zeta and he walked away.
"Know more about himself? What did he mean?" said Ayane puzzling as she headed to her room.
Late at night, in the forest, two ninjas stopped a mile away from Zeta's house.
"Hayate... do you sense that?" said Ryu Hayabusa.
"Yeah... I sense strong energy where both Kasumi and Ayane are, but what is it?" said Hayate.
"I'm not too sure, but we must hurry," said Ryu.
"I don't think so," said a mysterious cold voice and shurikens flew in their path.
Both Hayate and Ryu dodged them, but a large man in armor appeared behind them and slammed them into the ground.
"Checkmate," said the large armor man.
"Who are you two?" asked Hayate after both he and Ryu got back up off the ground.
"I'm Delta and this guy over here is my brother, Beta, and we're here to capture Zeta. You two are in the way so we'll dispose of you first," said the blue-haired girl.
"Zeta? Who's that? Wait that huge energy signal... that's Zeta's?" Hayate.
"Correct... Zeta is AdVENT's, the DOATEC splinter group, ultimate life form project. He escaped recently with two young women, Kasumi and Ayane, so the leader of Project 'Zeta' order us to capture Zeta and dispose of Kasumi and Ayane," said Delta.
"What!?" said Ryu
"The DOATEC still lives... as AdVENT," said Hayate clutching his fists.
"AdVENT is its own group, they were going to rebel against DOATEC sooner or later. You just help with their destruction," said Beta.
"I see, but since you guys are a part of the DOATEC we have no choice but to stop you!" said Ryu.
"Just try it... we're just as strong as Zeta!" said Delta and she attacked Ryu first.
"I will not lose here!" said Hayate and he proceed to fight Beta.
Delta and Ryu exchange blows with one other. Ryu pulled out his sword and performed a powerful downward slash at Delta, but Delta blocked it with her fingers.
"What!?" said a shocked Ryu as Delta countered with a powerful palm strike.
"Ryu!" yelled Hayate looking at Ryu as Delta hurled his best friend into a tree as Hayate is pushing Beta back.
"You should be paying attention to me, not him!" said Beta as he performs a bear hug on Hayate and throws him into the ground.
"Urgh! They're strong, but this isn't over!" said Hayate as he begins to perform his seals for his Ninjutsu move.
"Don't think so," said Delta as she reappears behind Hayate and stabs him in the back with her fingers.
"H-How!?" said Hayate in pain.
"I can disturb the charka flow in my opponent's body by jabbing my fingers into them, now let's see you perform your Ninjutsu," said Delta still digging her fingers into Hayate's back.
Just as Beta was prepare to use his powerful punch on Hayate, Ryu appears and knocks Delta off Hayate and Hayate stabbed Beta through the stomach with his sword.
"There," said Hayate pulling out the sword from Beta's stomach.
"Not bad," said Beta as his wound begins to fully heal.
"What!?" said Hayate surprised how fast Beta healed.
"Our regenerating powers are superior, normal people like you and unable to use our level of power," said Beta as he smashed Hayate into a tree.
Delta continues to traded blows with Ryu again and stabs his right shoulder with her fingers. Ryu then performs a thrust into Delta's stomach.
Hayate gets back up, bleeding from his head and right arm, and unleashes the Wind Torn Sky Blast move on Beta. However Beta just brushes off the attack like it was nothing, but just as he's about to move he cannot move his body.
"What!?" said a surprised Beta.
"Though I'm surprised that attack barely did any damage, it still temporary paralyzed your body," said Hayate as he proceed to decapitate Beta's head with his sword, but Beta regain control of his body and dodges the attack.
Ryu knocks Delta into a tree and performs a fire-based Ninjutsu on her, but Delta return the attack back at him as Ryu dodged his own attack.
"You guys aren't bad," said Delta returning back to Beta's side.
"Hah... this isn't good, we've taken too much damaged," said Hayate holding his bleeding arm.
"These guys are too powerful," said Ryu breathing heavily.
"Well time to finish you guys off!" said Delta charging for the final attack.
Just as she was about to finish off Ryu and Hayate, an energy blast shot right at her and dodged at the last second.
"Who the...!?" said Beta looking for the one who attacked her.
"So... you're the ones making all that racked?" said a young voice from a nearby as the figure out into vision carrying a sword.
"You...," said Beta.
"This kid?" said Hayate.
As he stopped a few feet away from the 4 warriors, he rested his sword on his right shoulder and looked at all 4 of them.
"Hahaha... Zeta, so you can out to play?" said Delta happily to see Zeta.
"Oh... it's you two? I was wondering when you two would get here," said Zeta as he begins to charge his powers up for an attack.