We traveled a little farther an came upon a fork in the hall and then split up into two groups from our one team. JJ and I went together, and Jeremy and Emmalee left together.
We later approached a big door with a lock on it. JJ picked up a pipe from the corner of the room and swung down on the lock creating a loud crack. We entered the room and there was a table in the middle. It was just a small room but it seemed important somehow. We walked up to the table and saw a keypad on which seemed to be there for a password. JJ still holding the pipe in hand started typing in numbers trying to figure it out. I then got a call from Jeremy.
Jeremy: “Hey Billy we just found a locked room any suggestions?”
Me: “Yeah we found one two just go ahead and bust of the lock.”
A few seconds later a heard a echoing crack and realized Jeremy left his comm. on. I started to talk across the air to him again.
Me: “Jeremy are you in yet”
Jeremy: “Yeah it’s a small room with a table in the middle.” “There’s a keypad on the table.”
Me: “Were in a room that’s just like that to.” “Have you got the password?”
Jeremy: “No we did just get in here after all.”
Me: “JJ’s been working on it for a while over here, I’ll call yeah back if we get it”
We sat around forever trying to figure it out. I had been in contact with team one and three on and of. Team one found another stash of weapons. This one was different it seems the government had been experimenting with swords and had made them more high tech. Some were even made from the new light material discovered plasma.
After a little while longer JJ got angry with the keypad. He raised his arm and brought down the pipe on it. Then three holes opened on the table and three objects came out. They where oval and reminded me of eggs because of there shape. I contacted Jeremy and told him what to do. Then JJ grabbed one of the eggs and went unconscious and fell to the ground.
I checked for an pulse and heartbeat and he seemed perfectly fine besides the fact he was unconscious. Curiosity was welling up inside me and I wanted to reach out and grab one of the eggs.
After only a few minutes I couldn’t help it and reached out and grabbed one of the eggs like things. I felt a great power enter me and it was over whelming. I tried to stay awake but couldn’t manage it I still tried though but I hit the floor and it all went black.
I opened my eyes and looked around the room my head was throbbing. I soon saw JJ in the corner. Head in hands and looked in pain.
Me: “JJ what’s up?”
JJ: “You got any Advil? My heads killing me.”
Me: “Sorry but I know the felling.”
JJ: “What gave you the idea to touch that thing?” “Before I passed out I know you watched me fall.”
Me: “I just wanted to see what happens.” “I need to see what happed to Jeremy’s bunch of those.” “Hey Jeremy what’s happening.” “Jeremy?”
Emmalee: “Billy is that you?”
Me: “Yeah what’s up?”
Emmalee: “We got those things to come up after a while, but then we couldn’t get a hold of you so we both grabbed one at the same time.” “Jeremy is still out.”
Kevin: “Hey everybody we found the way to the second floor”
JJ: “Where at?”
Kevin: “Its on the east wall, there’s a set of stairs.”
JJ: “Me and Billy are on our way.” “Emmalee you wait for Jeremy to wake up and then catch up with us.”
Emmalee: “Ugh, this sucks Jeremy better wake up soon!”
Steven: “Where gonna head up now and as to not cause suspicion were gonna take out our comms. Okay?”
Me: “Okay be there soon.”
Before we left JJ and I grabbed the rod and knocked the final egg thing into our bag so we didn’t have to touch it. I then called Emmalee and told her to do the same with there final one.
JJ and I left for the eastern wall while Emmalee waited for Jeremy. It took a go while since this place is so big, but we finally made it there. It was a huge set of stairs that spiraled all the way to the top with a landing at each turn. We started up the stairs stopping every once in a while to catch our breath. Finally we made it to the top; there was a latch in the ceiling. We unhooked it and climbed up the latter attached to it. We were up by what looked like a skate park. We then saw Kevin on the half-pipe.
JJ: “Dude Kevin what are you doing.
Kevin jumps off the board and walks over to where we’re standing.
Kevin: “We came to have fun right, and besides were in the clear and don’t need to be so uptight.
Me and JJ started to walk around town and have fun for a while. The people here were kind but extremely naive since they were unconnected to the outside world. It wasn’t long after and I heard Jeremy’s voice over the comm. that I’d forgotten to take out of my ear.
Jeremy: “Billy it’s Emmalee she’s out of control.”
Billy: “What is it!?”
She just started freaking out and yelling, then that thing we found in the locked room started to glow in her pocket.” “There’s guards all over the place but see just slaughters them melts them with fire flying from here hands.”
Jeremy: “That’s not all either here clothes have changed she’s wearing what looks like a top, skirt, and stockings and they have a strange glow to them to.”
I knew this was true; I could her Emmalee screaming in the back round. Yelling with all her might, and the screams of guards as there flesh was being melted off of them alive.
I quickly reached into my pocket grabbing the egg-thing except this time nothing happened. There was no feeling of unconsciousness coming on or anything. Then I heard a voice but it wasn’t coming from my comm.. The golden oval in my hand was speaking.
Me: “JJ do you hear that?”
JJ: “I don’t hear a thing.”
I looked and saw that he was telling the truth and that also he didn’t know of Emmalee because he didn’t have his comm. it was in his bag. Then the voice came again speaking in what had to be only my mind.
Anonymous voice: “You will all change, some time, each different, but you’ll change sooner or later.”
I was astonished at what was happening while here nobody else on the second floor at least had a clue. Non whatsoever and it was driving me crazy. I looked over at JJ not knowing what to say then I heard a gunshot and in the blink of an eye all time seemed to cease from moving. Then JJs’ pocket lites up and he was clad in armor that to me didn’t seem to have much protection. It looked very lightweight and easy to move in. Then I saw on his back the sheath for a sword covered by a shield with inscriptions all over the two objects. I looked down at myself realized I was still able to move and it looked at if the item in my hand had protected me from all of this.
Then all was back to normal or as normal as it’d ever be anyways, and in a split second JJ unsheathed his sword and swung it vertically in front of him. Then two halves of a bullet landed on the ground in front of him. Then smoothing else I hadn’t noticed happened he had a bow of his right shoulder and an arrow from a quiver that was strapped to his left leg. He raised his bow to shoot at the unseeable target and let go of the arrow. It flew swiftly through the air over to a faraway building then the scream of a man was heard and a body fell off the top of the building. Looking closer after he’d fallen there was an arrow in the center of the mans’ forehead deeply engraved there, with blood spilling from his wound onto the ground. I was amazed at what had just happened and wondered if I would go under a similar trial as the other two.
Me: “JJ what happened?”
He looked at me with what seemed like eyes that had gained much knowledge.
JJ: “You’ll find out sooner or later just don’t lose that spirit egg there.”
Me: “Spirit egg?”
JJ: “Yes it holds great power of what kind I don’t know.” “Mine held the power of Lerajie, the Devils’ Archer.”
Before we new what was happening there was an explosion from the west wall. Then we saw an army dressed in red appear through the hole in the wall. Each soldier in red armor carrying a beam rifle in hand. They opened fire on the innocent citizens on the U-Top.
JJ: “We must leave.”
I hesitated for a moment then in a commanding voice the new JJ yells.