Grip of Death
Fabocusa ran as fast as could as the Helbots were gaining on him. They fired their weapons as he jumped from tree to tree. As he got onto a tree branch, he pulled out a particle rifle and fired beams at them. As he shot that group down, he looked through the canopy and saw Cahan’s ship started firing at Alexander’s Resistance. Alexander has to escape, he thought. I have to stop Cahan before he kills Alexander.
He jumped onto another tree and got above a brute. Silently, he dived down and impaled its head with his staff. Then he ran down a stream. Packs charged after him. A couple of them leaped onto him, but he sliced their heads off. He leaped onto another one and ripped a cannon off its back.
Carrying the cannon down the slope of the hill, he fired explosive rounds of plasma against the Helbots. A tank rolled up the slope. He fired the cannon and destroyed its gun. A couple of Helbots poked their heads out and fired turrets. He swift to the other side of the tank and fired the cannon behind them.
As those turrets were destroyed, a couple of dropships lowered into the floor and more Helbots jumped out. They fired their machine guns. He swift to the left and took out a Spacer sword. Spinning the sword around, the lasers and ionic rounds reflected off the blade. He leaped in the air, dived down into a Helbot, and impaled the face.
One Helbot charged at him, but Fabocusa clutched his fist and uppercuts static discharge. The Helbot’s armor gets fried and falls to the ground. The other Helbot gets his chest ripped open; Fabocusa pushed it away and sparks blew out of the body. He spun his staff as he swift around the remaining Helbots, slicing them to pieces.
After that army was destroyed, Fabocusa ran after Cahan’s ship. He saw a gunship as he ran up to a rocky cliff. He jumped off the cliff and landed on it. Then a Helbot opened the hatch and pulled a photon launcher. But Fabocusa kicked the weapon off its hands and stabbed the machine with his staff. He jumped in and another Helbot swung his handsaw at him. Fabocusa somersault under the saw and stabbed the Helbot in the back. The pilot looked behind to see that he had an intruder and pulled his rifle. Fabocusa threw his staff into its head. He pulled the pilot of the driver’s seat and got control over the gunship.
“Don’t get to Alexander!” Fabocusa gritted his teeth.
Cahan’s ship began to fire beams at Helen’s Bravery. Helen’s Bravery lifted off the ground. It flew away just as Cahan’s ship fired detonators and just missed. Fabocusa flew along Cahan’s ship as the fleet was following Helen’s Bravery. He got in front of Cahan’s ship and fired torpedoes at the bridge. The window of the bridge blew up and Fabocusa jumped off the gunship.
He leaped into the bridge and landed in a somersault. His staff slid along his hand and the blade pointed at Cahan whose happened to be sitting in his command chair. Cahan glared at him as his enemy returned.
“Cahan!” Fabocusa snapped. “Stop this now!”
“How do you came into my ship like this?!” Cahan snarled.
The Spacer soldiers burst in aiming their rifles at him. His officers stood up and pulled out their swords. Fabocusa stood in his fighting stance.
“Cahan, you don’t want to do this,” said Fabocusa.
“Yes I do,” said Cahan.
One of the officers shouted, “Sir, Helen’s Bravery just passed our fleet and flying over the ocean!”
“Follow it!” Cahan snapped still keeping his eyes on Fabocusa. “I handle Fabocusa myself.”
Cahan pulled out his sword and Fabocusa blocked his strike. Blades clashed as they fought in the bridge. Fabocusa jumped back and swift toward Cahan. He gives Cahan an uppercut of electricity and Cahan flew back over his chair. The soldiers fired their guns and Fabocusa swung his sword as they clashed their swords at him.
Cahan got up and snarled. “Get back, this is my fight!”
The soldiers backed away as Cahan’s wings emerged from his back. He flew up to Fabocusa, grabbed him by the collar of his cloak, and pulled him out of the ship. Fabocusa threw a punch, but Cahan caught it and squeezed tightly. He kicked him in the stomach and Cahan’s grip was loosened. He hooked his arm around his body and got on top of Cahan. Cahan flipped over and back kicked Fabocusa down. Fabocusa floated as his Caster boots try to keep him in the air during this fight. Cahan swoop down and caught Fabocusa. They dived down into the ocean.
In the water, Cahan pushed Fabocusa down as much as he could in hopes of drowning him. Fabocusa held his breath as he pushed Cahan. His staff sank as he struggles to break free from Cahan’s grip. His lungs became heavy as he needed air. As they spun around, Fabocusa got on top and double kicked Cahan’s stomach. Cahan sinks further down as he let go of Fabocusa and he swift up to the surface.
He gasped for air as he broke the surface. Helen’s Bravery had two Spacer ships firing behind her tail. One of the engines exploded and the ship struggled to fight those ships. A gunship flew over Fabocusa and he jumped onto it.
Then Cahan burst into the surface and leaped onto the same gunship. Fabocusa lost his staff, but he still had his sword. He pointed the blade at Cahan. “My son is not the one who triggered our fall. It was Seiton. Seiton is the one who wants to recreate and control the galaxy. He started the war against us thousands of years ago and wiped most of our people. Alexander has nothing to do with this.”
Cahan shouted. “Enough about Seiton! I don’t know who you are talking about! All I know is that you let Alexander live and leading these animals!”
“Who told you this?!” Fabocusa shouted, demanding answers.
“Ogan told me,” said Cahan. “Ogan said the primitives took over the worlds, they got a hold of our network turned our technology against us. He was a Spacer, now an A.I.”
Fabocusa raised his eyebrows realizing Ogan was actually Seiton. Seiton brainwashed Cahan with lies. “Cahan, that’s not Ogan! It’s Seiton, the lord that wants to destroy everything!”
“Ogan is not Seiton!” Cahan shouted.
“You have to stop this right now or Seiton is going to make you kill all the primitives for nothing!” Fabocusa shouted.
“Ogan is not Seiton!” Cahan shouted louder and swung his sword at him.
The two clashed swords again on the gunship. Cahan uppercuts, Faboucsa smashed it down. Cahan swung a kick and tripped over Fabocusa. Fabocusa jumped in the air and double kicked Cahan’s chest, sending him on the edge of the ship. Cahan swung his body around and roundhouse to the side of Faboucsa. Fabocusa fell and Cahan swung his sword. Fabocusa rolled away and got back up to continue the duel.
Helen’s Bravery dived into the water along with the two Spacer ships. The ships splashed down send a massive wave to them. The wave towered over the two duelists. A gunship flew away from the wave as it began to crash down.
A Helbot ship flew next to them and Fabocusa swift to the side of that ship as he jumped off. Cahan flew off the gunship and tackled him. He locked Fabocusa in front of him and flew to the top of the ship. The wave crashed into the other Helbot ships as their duel continued.
“This is all your fault!” Cahan shouted.
“Snap out of it!” Fabocusa shouted.
“Never!” Cahan thrust his sword at him.
Fabocusa blocked his sword away and swung his own at Cahan. Cahan jumped back and scooped him up in the air. Then he threw Fabocusa into the ground of the ship. Fabocusa landed flat on his back. Cahan flew down to impale him, but he nearly rolled out of the way. The sword was pinned to the ship. Fabocusa jumped onto Cahan and flipped him down. He swung his sword and streaked his back, only damaging one of his wings.
Cahan blocked Fabocusa’s strike. Then he punched his elbow so hard that it made a loud crack and Fabocusa let go of his sword. He fell to his knees as he screamed in pain. Cahan pulled his sword off the ship and pointed at Fabocusa.
He snarled. “Fabocusa, my once great friend.”
Fabocusa got up and held his broken arm behind his cloak. “Cahan please, I beg you.”
“You married Helen!” Cahan snapped. “You shouldn’t have fall for her. Yet you did and showed her what our race could do. That girl changed you. Why did you have to let her give herself to you?”
“Cahan stop!” Fabocusa shouted as he swung his sword with the other hand. Cahan stepped slightly away from him as Fabocusa swung his sword like a madman.
Cahan continued to taunt him. “You rescued Helen from slavery. You gave her freedom. You gave her hope. Then she came to you to give you love. You married her. You made love with her. She bore your son, Alexander the abomination.”
“Cahan!” Fabocusa shouted angrily as Cahan mentioned Helen. They clashed swords again though Fabocusa was lopsided. Cahan gained the upper hand, locked his sword into his. They swung around and Fabocusa’s sword slipped out of his hand. Cahan kicked him in the chest and pushed him away. Finally swung his sword from the high and sliced through the chest.
Fabocusa clutched his chest as blood came out. He fell to his knees and cried in pain. Cahan ripped his cloak and found the Codex. He shook his head. “You found the Codex and tried to help Alexander stop me from activating the Accretionator.”
“Cahan,” Fabocusa teared up. “I beg you.”
Cahan put the Codex at the side of his waist. “No Fabocusa. You turned against us from the moment you laid your hands on Helen. And look what this did to us. We have to kill the primitives to ensure our survival. This is the only way.”
He stepped closer and leaned into Fabocusa. He glared. “You are our fool.”
He looked at Fabocusa’s chest wound as blood was pouring out. He removed one of his gauntlets and stretched his fingers. Fabocusa’s eyes widen with horror and not a sound or word he spoke. Cahan whispered into his ear. “Fabocusa, you can now return to Helen.”
With that said, Cahan thrust his bare hand into Fabocusa’s chest. Fabocusa gasped as he felt Cahan’s hand going into his body. Cahan got a hold of his beating heart. He pulled on it and blood poured out Fabocusa’s mouth like a fountain. Finally, Cahan pulled out his heart with a few blood vessels still attached.
He held the heart as he looked over Fabocusa’s motionless body. The heart beat slower until it stopped. His hand soaked with his friend’s blood. He breathed with relieve and joy as he got what he deserved. He goes to a dropship as he leaves Fabocusa’s body.