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EOW Chapter 5

OPEN UP!

 

Darkness befell the land as the monk brought Renztnah and Deborah back to a monastery. It was a mix of modern technology and medieval building. He opens the basket and Deborah got out first. ” Thank you so much for this…monk person Where are were?”. The monk smiled and said “I am summy. You guys should be safe. This is a monetary and guards Usually leave this place alone.” Renztnah was really tired when he got out of the basket. ” Thank you so much!!! I got by Renztnah these days. I can’t do this anymore 😥 the past 48 hours have just been non-stop near-death experiences. I just want to go home!” He complained. Deborah rolled her eyes at him and said to summy and said: “I am going to need a hot shower and new clothes”. summy looked at them and said “of course, we have some donates clothes. We also have a lot of spare rooms since all of the monks are out on call by the king. I am the only one taking care of the place. If you can please follow me.” He then leads them where their rooms are and showed them where the shower was. He then went to get them a pair of clothes. While he was gone Deborah whispered to Renztnah “Hey, do you think we can trust this guy? He looks very fishy. I mean he seems nice but a little too nice 😑”. Renztnah jabs her with his right elbow whispering back “shhh he could hear us. Or maybe He’s just a nice guy who saved our buts when your psycho friend was about to murder us like he did to those random guys shooting at him.” Deborah looked back at him and said: “that freak isn’t my friend!” Before Renztnah could answer back her back summy was back with the clothes in his hand and said ” Here’s for you and for you” as he handed them their new clothes and shoes. They smiled in unison and Renztnah said in a nervous voice “thank you again for all of this. We are very grateful for everything”. “No problem, you can use the shower to the right and you to the left. I am going to make dinner while you two get yourself fixed up. The dining room is 3 rooms away to the right when you guys are done ok?” He replied before leaving. Deborah and Renztnah took their clothes and each when to shower on their separate corners. The shower system somehow looks like one from the 21st century. After they finished, they joined summy for dinner. “We’re having what my ancestors called pepperoni pizza tonight!” Summy exclaimed. They each took their seats. Summy made then bow their heads to pray. As they begin to eat no words were being said. Renztnah awkwardly tries to break the ice “so, how long Have you live here?” Summy pauses for a second and said “I have been here my whole life. I have never even left this village before.” “Oh, that’s nice. If you don’t mind me asking, are your parents religious and devoted you to religious service?” Renztnah asked curiously. “Well, they didn’t really have a choice. The current lord of this manor took their land and they couldn’t afford to raise me. So they gave me up as a baby to the monetary.” Summy explained is a low voice tone. Deborah angrily got up took a slice of pizza and left the room stomping her feet. “Deb, what’s wrong? I am sorry if she’s acting so rude.” Renztnah said in a nervous voice. “No, it’s okay. I understand how she must feel. This is why she left this place” summy said continuing eating his food. Renztnah paused for a second and shocked in realization asked: “wait, you know her?!” Summy quickly swallowed his food and nervously explained “not personally but due to her status I am pretty sure everyone in this manor knows of her”. Renztnah looked at his food in confusion and looked back at summy asking “status?!” Summy then smiled when he realized how little Renztnah knew of her. ” I guess she hasn’t told you huh? Deborah Okela Elizabeth the third of Reye is her full title. She’s the daughter of the lord of this manor. She and her parents had a falling out a few years ago and she left this manor because she didn’t like the way her family ran the place. So I am sure her learning my situation probably brought back a lot of unhappy memory for her.” Summy explained as he poor some grape juice for himself and Renztnah. “I don’t get how any of this works. Look, I am not really from here I don’t think. I don’t even know my own name. The name I told you about earlier is from a t-shirt. All I have are just vague memory in my head of a woman with kids. Deb did give me a brief summary of this whole spark thing but that’s about it. can you please give me a quick history of everything?” Renztnah asked as he took a sip of his drink. Summy took a deep breath and pause “let me start it this way. This planet is a world of war and hardship. A few million years ago the human race became the dominant race. Most of these humans were for the most part non spark sensitive. But in the earlier years of what they called 21st century, 2020’s the exact year isn’t known. But due to an arms race, humans unleash a virus the world had never seen before and that changed everything. The bioweapon was initially supposed to wipe out another country’s population but it got out of control and end up killing about 1/4 of the world’s population. Anyone who was elderly and with weak immune systems died. But that was only the beginning. After that, a massive volcano erupted in what was called North America and wiped out half of that continent’s population. Then after then due to human greed they ended up getting an asteroid they tried to mine for resources sent to earth and falling on the landmass called Europe. After that, nothing was the same. Some debate to this day if those events are what caused spark users to come to the existence or if they have always existed but was just kept as a secret to the public. Either way, they became the main force for the new arm’s race for the remaining nations of this planet to fight for control. Wars waged on for a century after those events. Humans are no longer the dominant species on this planet. They still make up half of the population but the other half is made up of species from other planets, spark users, and mutated being that was casualties of war. Now, this planet is divided amongst 3 factions. There are other sub-factions but I am just condensing millions of years worth of history here so you can understand. The area we currently live in is ruled by a human king. He has tried The past few decades to create a world government with no avail. The current manor we are in right now is under his domain. It is one of the largest if the kingdom. The gentleman that was shooting at 025 earlier today is part of a rebellion to overthrow the current lord and free the serf of this place. Things might be bad but at least Visitors don’t get turned into serfs so you have nothing to worry about…unless 025 captures you. This place is also heavy on spark so if you are a spark user, you can feel free to use your abilities. I personally am a-” before summy could finish Renztnah shouted “stop! That is way too much info to throw at me all at once!!! Longest short history ever! I just…thank you for telling me. I know you are just trying to help me.” Renztnah finished his dinner when a loud knocking on the door startled them. “Open up! This is the guards for our Lord Zhang! We need to ask you some questions about the Lord’s daughter and the refugee she had with him!”

 

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