Chapter 1 Unexpected adventure
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The sun is seen rising in the north where oceans of grass can be seen, the red sky turning blue, and some birds are flying over head. There in all that a tall man can be seen walking he has brown hair that is covering his right eye a bit, wearing glasses, blue eyes behind them, he is wearing a holster holding an object, with blue pants, some brown hiking boots, some sort of black and blue cloak on his shoulder, and a red shirt with long sleeves and white bird spreading its wings on his back. He is muttering to himself.
"-seriously how did I even get into this situation, I am walking in a freaking alleyway in the city, which I should have known was never a good idea, then I wake up in some plains with nothing except a M1911 colt, which somehow I can use despite having no ammo, I am also thirsty and found out there are no cars or anything that requires electricity in this land, and now I am talking and ranting to myself." He is sweating rivers and panting, walking for five days without water can do that to you.
"Man and things were going so well for me, I finally graduated from high school, despite those damn finals, I got a good job that would have eventually gotten me to a decent college, I had gotten a good car nothing new just a cool red four seated Chevy, was going to a decent department, looking for temporary second job while to going through that damn alleyway near the apartment I would have gone to, and againI am ranting to myself. Seriously I didn't think I could talk so much." He takes a deep breath "Alright Leo try to remain calm."
Finally he stops talking and looks at the sky, still tired from the lack of water. "Heh, you know if I take a good look at this place I can definitely see its beauty, with its entire natural grass, its clear blue skies with no pollution from cars or anything else really, its animals rabbits, birds …hey look a hawk…, and a few occasional foxes," he places his hand in his chin, "hmm I should just keep following the sun, heck I'm bound to go to a village somewhere."
*sighs"Man but what was that, when I looked up for a second a saw a weird looking… something that looked like a head looking at me, at what I would assume was the portal that brought me here." He is walking where the sun had risen while thinking and still breathing heavily, then he stops.
"Hmm?" he stops briefly looking at the direction he had heard a sound. It was the sound of metal clashing and a woman asking for guidance, "Who is then he heard a man about his age it would seem telling instructions and hearing someone dying, "Oh no!" he runs towards the sounds, while putting on his cloak, and sees a woman next to a clearly dead man with a little scratch from what he noticed was an axe wound, probably from the man. "Ah, so it was just a bandit," he sees the rags of clothes on the dead man the turns to the woman. "I hope she is alright" he turns his head slightly to the right and sees a man approaching the girl with a bottle then the wound is suddenly gone. Then she says, "Mark there is only one left but he seems a bit tougher."Be careful Lyn," the man said cautiously. "Don't worry I will." The woman named Lyn replied. "She is fast!" Leo whispered to himself in a surprised tone as he saw the woman approach near the last bandit near a hut with Leo about 10 feet away near a different hut seeing the battle progress between the two.
The woman landed a successful hit, hitting the axe wielding badit in the chest, but not enough to kill the bandit while the bandit managed to scrape Lyn's sword arm when both their weapons were clashing . "Ahhh!" she screamed in pain while the man named Mark yelled "Lyn!" Leo had reached for his pistol while the bandit prepared to deal the killing blow saying, "Prepare to die wench a bang was heard and the man staggered a bit, and stopped talking then he had seen his head, and then he started to slowly fall on his back dropping his axe in the process.
Both Lyn and Mark saw the dead bandit had a small hole on his head where blood was slowly coming out, after that Lyn, with the arm wound gone thanks to the liquid in the bottle, and Mark helping her up turned their heads to the direction of the strange noise they heard.
They saw a man holding something on his hand with smoke coming out of it, there was a few seconds of silence between them, when finally Mark said "Umm thank you but was cut mid sentence when the man said "That was close," putting the strange object in a holster with a small smile on his face breathing heavily, then he slowly fell on his knees and landed in the grass his face facing the grass. Lyn quickly said "Oh no, Mark quickly help me get him to my home!"R-right" Mark said quickly helping Lyn because her arm was a bit weak from the attack she received.
"I- he go- to be oka-." Leo slowly opening his eyes seeing two blurry figures in front of him "Wha he said still sounding tired. "Shhh he is getting up" he heard a feminine voice say slowly then slowly the two blurry figures he had seen were becoming clearer now. He saw two familiar faces from earlier staring back at him, the man named Mark, who had brown hair like him but was a bit longer than his and was wearing a green cloak, a brown undershirt, and khaki pants with brown boots made for traveling, and the woman named Lyn, who had long green hair with a ponytail and wearing what appeared as a tunic with a blue undershirt, and brown boots as well. They were in each side of the bed Leo was on. He quickly got up but still felt tired when Lyn had spoken "Ah good you are awake here have some
water," she gave him a bowl which Leo nodded and said thanks while quickly drinking the water and leaving a relieved sigh.
"Whew thank you miss… Lyn was it?" Lyn seem surprised that Leo knew her name "Y-yes but how did you-."I saw the battle between the two of you against the bandits" he said camly. "Ah well then you also know that this is Mark" she said pointing to where Mark was and he said "Thank you for saving Lyn against the bandit."Mark bowed a bit "Don't worry about it I saw you guys trying to protect a village and I could not stand there watch you or innocents get killed," he said. "Oh right I forgot my name is Leo" he quickly said drinking the rest of the water.
"Leo? Hmm another strange name, but nice to meet you Leo," she said. Leo was about to say why she thought his name was weird when Mark said "Don't worry she said the same thing to me and found me on the plains unconscious as well," he said while chuckling a bit. "Ah, well thanks for the help Lyn and Mark" he got up putting his boots on and the holster holding the pistol. "Um" he said looking for his cloak then Lyn pointed to where it was while saying "Leo where are you come from? Your clothes are different from the ones in Elibe." Leo froze when she had asked him that he was not prepared for that but then he nervously said, "Er… I uh I came from a different land."
"Ah so did you come from the same land as Mark?" Lyn said curiously while Mark was also looking at him curiously. "Eh no sorry I am from a different land, and I doubt, Mark knows about where I came from, or he would have told you by now." Leo said still nervous. "Oh" Lyn said but then changed the subject and turned her head to Mark, "Mark I would like to ask you something," Mark raised an eye brow to Lyn's question, "Can I join you in your travels!" she said surprising both Mark and Leo with her sudden question, but then Leo spoke up, "Hey, why don't I should join with the both of you as well," both Lyn and Mark looked at Leo in confusion, "because well, I don't know my way around this land and with you two i have a better chance of surviving," he said nervously, while rubbing the back of his head.
"Er, well I don't know maybe you should both ask your parents" Mark said but Lyn's face turned to a sad one and said "Um… my parents died six months ago." Both Leo and Mark shocked at what Lyn told them, "My people…the Lorca…they... I'm the last of my tribe. Bandits had attacked, and... They killed so many people. The tribe was shattered." Lyn's eyes started to show tears while she continued, "My father was our chieftain, and I tried to protect our people. But I'm so young, and our people were old fashioned. They wouldn't follow a woman. No one would follow me. Sniff... I'm sorry. I've been alone for so long... she was holding back tears as she was telling her story.
"I'm sorry, I also know how it feels to lose your parents to a bunch of thugs." Leo said he was also sad while holding his Colt in both hands, and both Lyn and Mark were surprised to know that as well.
Mark then said with guilt in his voice "I'm sorry I brought that up, please don't cry Lyn and I'm sorry Leo."
Lyn then wiped her tears and said "No, no more, I will shed no more tears..."Thank you. I'm better now. Mark, Leo, I want, no, I must become stronger, so that I may avenge my father's death! Yesterday's battle taught me something. I won't become stronger by sitting here alone" Lyn said with determination in her voice, and Leo though "I was unconscious for an entire day?", but then he quickly shook his head and he said joining in Lyn's speech, without thinking, "Yeah don't worry Lyn, with your blade, my trusty gun, and Mark's…er... his um...," Leo stopped trying to figure what Mark's specialty was. "Im a tactician by trade" Mark said trying to hide his laughter. "Right!" Leo quickly said, while Lyn was giggling and Mark chuckling, "and Mark's brains and strategies we will become stronger." Both Lyn and Mark were cheering at that but then they both asked Leo "Um… Leo what's a gun?"
"Huh?" Leo said, confused at their question, then he realized they never invented guns here, "Oh… heh well I'll tell you guys while we prepare for the journey." He then realized what he just said then he groaned and mentally face palmed himself, but he had said it and what's done is done, and maybe it will help him get back home it will help better understand why his gun can work without ammo, while improving his aim as well.
They all nodded in agreement while both Mark and Lyn started getting things ready for the adventure ahead also listening and wanting to know about the weapon that saved Lyn's life, Leo started explaining to them "All right where to begin, i am not an expert on this but I will try to explain as much as I can, okay so a gun is a type of weapon that you would see..."
Some time had passed as Leo explained what a gun was, such as that there were multiple versions of guns, starting with handguns, as well as why they were normally built for self defense,which is why he carried one, but also explained that some people use them to hurt others. Both Mark and Lyn were fascinated with the information they had gotten despite Leo not knowing much about them.
"But what does it use to fire?" Mark asked intrigued about the handgun, and writing everything down in his journal. "Well it uses ammo, much like arrows, but some are smaller and can be about the same size as the metal part of an arrow, or an entire arrow depending on the type of gun" Leo said still explaining it to him, "but the weird thing is I don't have any ammo, so I honestly do not know how I used it when you were attacking that bandit, heck even before that."
"Hmm, it kinda looked like magic" Lyn said to him, "Magic?" Leo said confused, he remembered that there where tomes that would grant people magic when Mark and Lyn told him before they left for their adventure, "Yes, maybe you had manged to make it use magic while you were traveling" Lyn told the still confused Leo. "Hmm, well actually it kind makes sense," Leo said his hand on his chin, "I mean after, I came here it started to glow so maybe your right." he quickly agreed to it because it made a bit sense, but how it had the ability to use magic still confused him.
Mark the put his journal back and said "Well, now then, now that is settled we are approaching a village," he pointed to the direction of where a big village is "we can get some supplies for the journey ahead" both Lyn and Leo agreed and he said while pulling out a sack "I found some gold while i was out in the plains so I can get a few things, how about you guys? Lyn then pulled her own sack and said "I have enough for a few things as well."As do I" Mark also said while taking out a sack as well.
"Alright lets get going im going to try a good rapier," Leo said excited that those fencing lessons he had taken were finally going to help him.
"I din't know you had skills with a sword," Lyn said surprised that Leo had experience with a sword, but then she had a small smile and told him, "how about we duel sometime to see who is better." Leo then had a smirk on his face, "Heh, sure just don't go easy just because we just met." "Ha, wouldn't dream of it" she replied back, and Mark muttered to himself while trying to hide his laughter, "Well this will be an interesting for sure."
Well there goes my first story and well it's a bit rushed but hey it's my first one I will try to take my time on the next unless I don't learn from my this. So review if you want to and I will try to put the next one when I can because well... I am lazy_