The sight of blood, the stench of rotten flesh, the sound of tearing sinew.. It seemed no matter how far you run in this labyrinth, it's like you can't get away from anything! Specifically, the monsters that continue to chase you left and right. Damn it! You just came in here for some training! How the heck did it come to this?! From every direction, all you can hear is the deepest of growls, yet they sounded sick. Sick and wrong. As if somethingthat just should not naturally exist. All you can do, is keep moving, all the while keeping a death grip on your weapon as if your life depended on it.
Because it does.
Suddenly, you come across the two others who came in here with you! That's it! It's all their fault! They screwed up, got their attention!
Fang gave a nasty scowl, but then suddenly turned his head towards the growls as he raised his sword up to defend himself while turning his back to them. "Fuck! Why'd you guys have to come in here too?! They probably heard you (referring to Ren) stomping around with your stupid-looking shoes and you (referring to Arcadia) wasted time working on your girly figure then actually fighting!" Before he could say anything more, the growling from the darkness suddenly came into the light of the large room they were all in. They were rabid, had large fangs and looked very angry. It'd be one thing if they were just normal dogs, but their skin was falling off, muscle and bone were exposed all over and even a couple had eyes dangling out of the sockets.
Undead mutts were a little more harder to put down, especially when they circled you like this.
The sound of peaceful music and the songs of birds wake you up gently as you rise from your room. Everything is always as you remember, the room is clean, the smell is soothing to your nose and every thing seems like nothing could go wrong. Nothing but the finest for the Center's Temple Knights. After you put on your uniform and tie on your weapons, you greet the day openly as you see everyone around you with smiles on their faces as they do their daily bailiwick. All the other Temple knights come out with confidence and strength in their eyes, why wouldn't they? They are fighting for the Lord! As you step outside, you see all the buildings are as always, properly made and not a single piece of trash litters the sidewalk. The grass is at a fine length and everyone who you pass by greets you with a healthy and hearty hello!
As you head towards your usual assignment, the 8:00 AM motivational PA goes up over the speakers spread through the sector.
"It's another glorious day here in Tokyo Millennium everyone. Let us give thanks to God for such a wonderful day! We are expecting a light rain this afternoon, so don't forget your umbrellas! As you head to work today, always remember to keep the lord in your heart and you too will one day join him in his Thousand-Wear Kingdom!
As always, the announcement was as motivational as ever. It seems like nothing will ever go wrong for you!
The body of the man fell slowly down to the ground. His blood stained your weapon red. It was a good kill. You can at least respect the man that he tried. Tried and failed of course, but as least he wasn't a coward. You feel like going after anyone who runs from a fight from you. After all, the weak shouldn't be allowed to just run away from their fights. How else can they get stronger? In any case, you qicly search them for anything of value.
Pft. It wasn't even worth the time. Just a partly filled bottle of water and some loose Makka. Not even enough to buy a sandwich. You drop the corpse to the ground after your search is done and look up at the sky,or at least... the underside of Tokyo Millennium that you call the sky. There's not a lot of things in this world you actively hate, but those bastards of the Messian Church are certainly high on the list. It's because of their rule and their laws that you're down here in the first place! You have no freedom to do as you please! You're strong, why shouldn't you be allowed to show it?!
Well it doesn't matter. In any case, you remember there's a tournament going on at the Arena in the Valhalla sector. Easy enoguh to make some money... one way or another...