Samurai Spirits; The Legend Continues
Chapter 9-----To Fight or to Run?
Names of characters in this chapter:
Shizumaru, Rimururu, Kazuki, Galford, Genjuro, Hoahmaru
Shizu and his party were capture by the French leader and taken to the
they were all jailed except Shizu. the leader's knight took him somewhere
"where are you taking me?" said Shizu, his hands tied behind his back,
couldn't go do anything but walk
"...the leader wants to see you.." said the knight
"?? that voice..." Shizu recognize that voice somewhere....but where?
"come in." said the Leader
the knight opens the door, "you want to see this boy, sir?"
"yes. please leave us be."
the knight hesitate for a minute, then he left.
Shizu and the leader is alone...
the leader is looking outside from the window, "..it's been a while, isn't
it, SHIZUMARU? 7 long years...."
"???" shizu blinks, "how do you know my name.."
"you don't remember me?" the leader turn around. Shizu stare at him
then he gasps, "SHOGUN???!!!"
"aaahh..you remembered." said the leader, "yes, i am Shogun. now, it's SIR
Shogun to you."
"SHOGUN?? WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE??!!"
"i belong here."
"remember the night when Akane and Jubei left?"
"ever since YOU made them go away, i was miserable......" said Shogun, "i
so miserable without Akane....i want to be with her FOREVER.... i thought
will be...grow up together and I WILL MARRY HER..."
then he grins a little, "THAT WAS MY DREAM....besides being a top general
an army. that was my true dream. to be able to be w/ Akane FOREVER and
protect her. everything was going fine.....until YOU SHOWED UP. until YOU
AKANE BECAME FRIENDS. UNTIL YOU MADE HER GO AWAY!!!!"
"what??" Shizu doesn't really remember his past..
"IF IT WASN'T YOU, DEMON, AKANE WOULD STILL BE HERE TODAY WITH ME!!! WE
BE MARRIED BY NOW AND LIVING HAPPILY EVER AFTER.....BUT NO. no. she's
gone...my dream is gone....but not really." said Shogun, "ever since she
left, i joined the French army to become a warrior. so i can come back to
Japan one day and find her, able to protect her. and to GET REVENGE ON YOU
FOR YOU HAVE DONE TO ME AND AKANE..!!"
"Shogun.....THIS IS CRAZY??!! you captured me and the others cuz of
shouts Shizu, "CUZ OF AKANE??? she's a just a girl..!!! find another
"it's called LOVE, Shizu." said Shogun, "now tell me, Shizu...have you ever
been in love?"
"...." Shizu never felt it. not family love, not friendship...not even true
love, "i don't believe in love. it's a useless emotion."
"it's true...demons can't fall in love. that's why you never felt it,
"...are you done?" said Shizu, pissed off
Shogun grins, "you'll pay for everything you done to me...that you ever
Akane go away. take her away from me. you and your friends will pay for
"..they're not my friends."
"HA HA HA..!!! i can't til morning to see you ALL EXECUTED!!!! BEHEADED!!!!
HAHAH...!!!!" laughs Shogun, "MEN, TAKE THIS DEMON AWAY!!!"
"WAIT..!!! AT LEAST LET RIMURURU GO..!!! SHE HAVE NOTHING TO DO W/
LET THEM GO..!!!" shouts Shizu, as the soldiers pull him away
"ta ta. see you and your little friends in the MORNING. hahahha.." laughs
"WAIT..!!!!! NOO..!!!!" shouts Shizu....
Hoahmaru look at his leg. there's a SCAR, "now i know why that attack is
called Demon Scar...whoa..lucky it's not on my face.."
"hmm...where's Shizumaru? he's been gone for a long time.." said Rimururu.
she's sitting down, looking at the dirty floor, "do you think he's hurt??
HUH?? HUH?? DO YOU THINK HE IS?? WHAT IF HE IS??? OH MY GOD..!!! I GOTTA
HIM...!!! I GOT TO..!!!"
"HEY HEY..!! don't panic, Rim..!!" said Kazuki, "he's probab ok."
"...i hope so.."
"hmm..? hey Rimururu.." said Galford, "why are you so worried about
for??!! ARE YOU IN LOVE WITH HIM OR SOMETHING???"
"[BLUSHING]...!!!! WHA...??!!! OF COURSE...NOT..!!!!" freaks Rimururu,
"[BLUSHING LIKE CRAZY] I HAVE TO PROTECT NATURE..!! I CAN'T FALL IN LOVE W/
SOMEONE LIKE HIM..!!"
"...yea...right.." sighs Kazuki
"BAH!! HE'S PROBAB OK..!!! I KNOW HIM SINCE HE WAS A BABY!!!" smiles
Hoahmaru, "AT A TIME LIKE THIS, WE MUST CALM DOWN..!! SAKE ALWAYS MAKES IT
"!!!! @#$%..!!! WHERE'S MY SAKE???!!!! THEY TOOK IT TOO??!!!" freaks
".." Genjuro didn't say anything. he just stand there, looking at the wall,
"GET IN THERE..!!!" shouts a soldier. he pushed Shizu into the cell with
"SHIZUMARU..!!!" smiles Rimururu
"HEY RED-HEAD..!! YOU'RE BACK..!!" smiles Galford
Shizu ignores them all.... he just sits down, sad..
"what's wrong Shizu?" said Rimururu, sitting beside him
"..." Shizu lowers his head, "....we'll all be executed by morning."
"...executed..?" whispers Kazuki
"but we didn't do anything..that's unfair..." said Galford
"is there any way we can escape?" said Rimururu
"i looked around... the security is very tight." said Shizu, "and without
weapons...there's no way we can get out alive.."
"so that's how it is..." whispers Hoahmaru, "the greatest samurai dies
HERE.....the worst part is...WITHOUT SAKE..."
"....." Genjuro is very quiet... he's not afraid to die.
Shizu didn't say a word. he just sits there, thinking. he thought Shogun
his friend... does Akane mean that much to him? well, he can have her.
doesn't care. he doesn't even remember much about Akane...he just
her cute little brown-black eyes, and her giggly laugh. and........
.......a sparkling object she's wearing....
the pendant...the same one..... that woman has when Shizu was just a baby.
does Akane know that strange woman? do they have a connection...? MAYBE
that's a clue towards his past.....toward his answer...
"SHIZUMARU." said Rimururu
"..." Shizu isn't listening. he's still thinking.... he have to find Akane.
he doesn't care about her and Shogun...get married or have 1000 kids if
want. he just want to know the answer he's been searching for YEARS...all
life. he just want to know..... is he a demon....?
"SHIZUMARU..!" said Rimururu, "you ok?"
"..!!" Shizu pays attention to her, "yea..i'm..fine.."
"what were u thinking?"
".....things. but it's really no big deal.."
"...i've been thinking too." said Rimururu
"we've been together for 7 years, right? actually, i followed you..but
anyways, we were together most of the time during those years." said
Rimururu, "since we're going to die tomorrow...i have something to tell
"...what is it, Rimururu?"
"...." Rimururu lowers her head, "..the reason i followed you it's not cuz
was worried bout you...it's more than that..." then she sighs, "IT'S
"huh???" they all turn around. it's the leader's Knight. he opened the
"C'MON...HURRY!!! GET OUTTA HERE..!!!"
"???" they don't get it.
"that voice.." said Hoahmaru.
the Knight unmasked himself...... it's CHARLOTTE..!!
"CHARLOTTE..!!!" they gasps in surprise.
Shizu knows her. they fought before when he was searching for Zankuro.
pretty good at fighting, and very pretty. but there's something strange.
every time he watch her fight Hoahmaru, Charlotte didn't fight as hard as
did to him or any opponent? as if she wants to lose purposely for
"CHARLOTTE..!!! WHAT'RE U DOING HERE?? U'RE THE KNIGHT.!!" freaks Hoahmaru
"you were a spy." said Genjuro
"yes, i was.." said Charlotte, "back in France, i heard Shogun wants to
over Japan. and i won't let him do that... and i heard he's got some
plan for something. he must have another reason to come to Japan.."
then she gave them back their weapons, "C'MON..!! HURRY!!! YOU MUST GET OUT
OF HERE BEFORE THEY FOUND OUT..!!!"
"NO WAY..!! I WANNA STAY AND FIGHT!!!" said Hoahmaru
"no..you don't know Shogun. he's the best warrior i ever seen...he defeated
many opponents like you. it's too risky.." said Charlotte, "come..!! follow
she showed them the exit, "GO..!!! HURRY!!!"
"WHAT BOUT YOU CHARLOTTE??" said Rimururu
"i must stay and stop them. it'll buy you some time to escape.." said
"THERE THEY ARE..!!! GET THEM!!!! SOUND THE ALARM..!!!" shouts a soldier
"OH SHIT..!!!" freaks Kazuki
"GO..!!! HURRY..!!! GET OUT OF HERE..!! YOU WILL BE ESCAPE EASILY THROUGH
BAMBOO FOREST...NOW GO!!!" shouts Charlotte
"but...but..!! I CAN'T LEAVE YOU HERE..!!!" freaks Hoahmaru
"JUST GO, PLZ...!!! you're no match against Shogun..!!"
"..i'll be fine." smiles Charlotte, her smile very trusting, "....go
Hoahmaru. don't worry about me...as long as you're safe......it's worth
"...." Hoahmaru stand there for a minute....thinking..
"GO!!! HURRY!!! RUN!!!" shouts Charlotte
"C'MON HOAHMARU!!!" shouts Galford, pulling him away...
Hoahmaru doesn't want to go....but didn't have a choice, "...I'LL COME BACK
FOR YOU CHARLOTTE..!!"
then he joins the others and run into the bamboo forest...
"..i know you will, Hoahmaru.." smiles Charlotte, then she turn around to
soldiers, "I WON'T LET YOU HURT THEM..!! IF YOU WANT THEM, YOU'LL HAVE TO
THROUGH ME FIRST..!!"
"that's my pleasure." said a voice
it's Shogun, "a spy. figures. who could fight as good as you, my dear
"I'LL NEVER LET YOU HURT THEM..even if it takes my life..."
"...." Shogun take out his sword, "then SO BE IT."
[GRASS SOUND] it's still midnight. Shizu and the others run for their lifes
in the bamboo forest, not knowing where they're going. don't care. one
they know is that they want to live for another day...for now.
they stopped to take a break...
"[breath] do you think...we lost...them?" sighs Galford, trying to catch
"...looks like it that way.." said Kazuki, looking around, "this reminds me
of being chased by Sogetsu.....and THAT SUX..!!"
"..." Genjuro isn't tired at all. something is wrong with his eye sight,
he knows that. if he goes back to kill those bastards or go off alone,
get lost and easily killed. that's not HOW he want his life to end..!! not
that simple. for now, he'll just use Shizu and the others for protection...
"..Charlotte risked her life for ours. i hope she's ok.." whispers Rimururu
"...Charlotte.." whispers Hoahmaru, depressed and worried
Shizu doesn't really care. she's a stupid to risk her life for him..!! she
doesn't have to do it. he didn't ask her to. he doesn't care if he lives or
die. who would risk their own life for others? what a joke.
"YOU THINK YOU CAN ESCAPE?" said a voice.
it's Shogun. he comes out from the shadows, "you can run..but you can't
"..SHOGUN..!!!" freaks Hoahmaru, "then...then Charlotee is...."
"i won't kill her.....YET. she fights well...." said Shogun, "PREPARE
YOURSELF..!!!" he take out his sword, "DEMON SCAR"
Rimururu, Kazuki, Hoahmaru, Genjuro, and Galford is wounded...
all except Shizu.
he missed the attack.
"...Hisame Shizumaru. kinda surprised YOU missed my special attack.." grins
"i guess it's my lucky day.." Shizu pull out his Katana, ready to fight..
"yes..." grins Shogun, "...AND ALSO YOUR LAST!!!"
then he attacks..!!
[CLASH] their weapons clashes against each other. Shogun stare at Shizu in
the face, grinning, "YOU CAN'T WIN..!! YOU CAN NEVER BEAT ME..!!"
"..." Shizu didn't say anything. he's just really pissed off right now..
they continue to fight.... Shizu hits Shogun, Shogun hits Shizu. almost an
endless fight....but not really. Shogun seem to be winning.
"DAMN IT!!!!" Shizu swings his katana at Shogun, but missed...
Shogun is too fast for him...
but Shizu doesn't care. he keeps on attacking. Rimururu is worried...she
watches them fight (since she and the others are injured and can't help
him). she watch Shizu fight especially. the way he fights is very different
from the other Samurai...he swing the sword TOO HARD. he will get hurt if
Shizu doesn't calm down and concentrate on defense...
"...WHAT'S WRONG, DEMON??? CAT GOT YOUR TONGUE??!! HA HA HA.!!" laughs
Shogun, "TONIGHT, NO ONE LEAVE HERE ALIVE..!!! NOT YOUR FRIENDS, NOT
CHARLOTTE, NOT YOU!!!!"
"AAAHH..!!" Shizu got hit..!!
"SHIZUMARU!!!!" cries Rimururu, "PLEASE...STOP!!! I BEG YOU!!!"
"IS THAT YOUR NEW GIRLFRIEND, DEMON?? KINDA SURPRISED A GIRL WILL FALL IN
LOVE WITH A MONSTER!!!" grins Shogun, "THE FIRST THING I'LL DO AFTER THIS IS
SLIT THAT BRAT'S THROAT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE!!! HA HA HA HA HA..!!!"
"...NOOOO........NOOO...!! NOO!!" shouts Shizu, very furious. he doesn't
want Rimururu to get killed...he doesn't want her hurt. he have to protect
her. he have to WIN...
he continue to attack Shogun, not even care about his defense. he just wants
to defeat Shogun so he won't be able to hurt Rimururu...
but Shogun is too fast for him. he blocked all the attacks..
"GODDAMN IT!!!!" shouts Shizu, and swing his sword again...
both of their swords clashes against each other....
"....grrr.." Shizu wrestles with Shogun.
"you're still weak, demon. especially stupid." grins Shogun, "now, i wonder
how it would be like if there's a SCAR in your face?"
".....!!" Shizu is worried now. he fell into Shogun's trap!!
"[GASPS]" Shogun made Shizu lose his sword...!!
it flies away from Shizu.....
[CHING] and lands not far away from him...
now he's defenseless....
Shizu turn his head to Shogun...
Shogun lift his sword high UP........
"SHIZUMARUUUUUUUUUUU..!!!!!!!!!" screams Rimururu
blood splatter into the ground...!!
Shizu got hit in the face..!!! he quickly backs off, his hands on his
he look at his hands...there's BLOOD...
lots of blood..
he begin to feel pain from his face...from the slash. it hurts more THAN
ANYTHING. but he didn't cry out. he didn't scream.
he stood there....staring at his own blood...his eyes closed....
"..." Rimururu and the others stare at him...even Shogun.
"..!!" Shizu opens his eyes. there's a strange GLOW IN HIS EYES. his eyes
full of anger and hatred....
then he went and get his katana back....
pull the katana from the earth...
and attacks Shogun..!!!
Shogun defend himself...but not for long. he couldn't defend all the
Shizu saw his chance...
blood splatter onto Shizu's face. he didn't even blink at all..
"AAAAAAAAHHH..!!!!" Shogun backs off, and falls on his knees, his hands on
he saw blood from his face...
"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....MY FACE...NOOO!!!!!" shouts Shogun
"...[breathing]" Shizu stand there, still holding his katana. blood dripping
from his face... and Shogun's blood from the sword...
his glow in his eyes are very scary......
as if he hungers for MORE BLOOD...
Rimururu stare at him... this is not like the Shizu she remembers. Shizu
never wanted to hurt others or hungers for blood like Genjuro or Zankuro...
he only fight cuz he have to. the glow in his eyes...it scares her..... it's
as if another "soul" have taken Shizu's body...
"...[breathing]" Shizu didn't say anything...he lose too much blood..
then he falls on his knees...
and collapse to the ground....
Chapter 10-----Forgotten Memories
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