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Love Sometimes Hates | Haileck (Chapter 8) FINAL
Love Sometimes Hates: Chapter Eight
  Haili first heard the gentle breeze whisper around her before feeling it on her face. She very slowly opened her eyes. The sky was gray, but bright. She watched a bird fly over her and cry out a few times. She looked around and slowly started to push herself up. She groaned feeling the throbbing pain hit her head. She lifted her hand to feel a bump, then immediately winced, retracting her hand.
   “Damn…” She hissed.
   Opening her eyes again, she peered around. She froze seeing the destruction all around her. The once massive stone guild hall was now nothing more than ruble. All its remains were scattered around in large rocky piles. She sat up more and just stared, not entirely sure what to make of it. It didn’t take long for her memories to come rushing back, and her eyes shot open, “Aleck!”
She jumped to her feet and started running, scrambling over the ruble. She climbed up on a mini
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Love Sometimes Hates | Haileck (Chapter 7)
Love Sometimes Hates: Chapter Seven
   
   The woman who had just lit the house on fire stood at the center of the carnage, waiting for her husband to finish the job. It wasn’t a hard one, just two old mages from the Fairy Tail guild. The assassin couple didn’t ask any questions, like why they were wanted dead or by whom, they just knew they had to get the job done. Soon the dark haired man came stomping down the stairs.
   “Is it done?” She asked calmly.
   He nodded, gripping his arm which was covered in blood, “The guy got a few shots at me before hand though.”
   She looked down at his wound, “I think you’ll live. Come on let's get-”
   “Wait,” The man said, his head snapping off to the side. The woman slowly turned to see two little girls. One was laying on the floor unconscious while the other was trying to protectively stand in front of her. Her eyes were
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Love Sometimes Hates | Haileck (Chapter 6)
Love Sometimes Hates: Chapter Six
   Haili and Aleck were led to a large open room made entirely of stone. It looked old. Very old. Some black scorch marks from what was probably a fire lingered on the floor and walls.
   “What is this place?” Haili asked.
   “Why don’t you asked ‘Aleck’?” Chrysós said into her ear, which made her want to spit in his eye, but instead she looked over to Aleck who was peering around with a look of disgust.
   “...It’s the ceremonial room.” He said plainly.
   “Ah good, you remember.” Chrysós said with a sickening smile, “We have many good childhood memories here, don’t we?”
   Aleck said nothing and just averted his gaze from his older brother.
   “What was this room used for exactly?” Haili asked.
   “I’m glad you asked.” Chrysós said. He let
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Love Sometimes Hates | Haileck (Chapter 5)
Love Sometimes Hates: Chapter Five
   Aleck sat on his bed staring down at the decorative knife in his hands. It was golden and polished enough for him to see his own reflection in the blade. He had just turned eight, and this was his only present.
   There was a knock at his door, he lifted his head just in time to see the sixteen year old girl with a red guitar slung over her shoulder walk into his room, “Heya, guess who came to visit!”
   Aleck’s eyes lit up, completely forgetting his melancholy thoughts. He grinned, tossed the knife down on his bed and ran up to hug her. “Delilah!” He cheered, squeezing her as tight as his little arms could. The teenager chuckled, hugging him back. She ruffled her fingers through his black hair before her eyes caught sight of the golden knife on the bed. She frowned and Aleck could feel it.
   “...Mother and Father gave it to me today…” He said, still hugging he
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Love Sometimes Hates | Haileck (Chapter 4)
Love Sometimes Hates: Chapter Four
   Haili was the first to wake the next morning. She stirred a little, then opened her eyes. Once seeing the small waves roll up on to the beach she thought for a short moment that she was living with Rashelle again, but after her brain began to really work, she remembered everything and sat up. Aleck’s over shirt fell off of her shoulders, and she looked down at it. Her eyes then drifted over to Aleck who was still fast asleep, lying on his side with the magical guitar block resting gently on his open palm. She smirked a little, then stood up, drapping his over shirt across his chest, then walking over to the water. She managed to take a bath and get dressed before Aleck actually woke up. He stirred, and opened his eyes to the site of Haili crouched down in front of a fire, cooking two fish. He blinked and slowly sat up.
   “Hello?” He said, still in a sleepy haze.
   She couldn’t help but chuckle
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Love Sometimes Hates: Chapter Eight



  Haili first heard the gentle breeze whisper around her before feeling it on her face. She very slowly opened her eyes. The sky was gray, but bright. She watched a bird fly over her and cry out a few times. She looked around and slowly started to push herself up. She groaned feeling the throbbing pain hit her head. She lifted her hand to feel a bump, then immediately winced, retracting her hand.

   “Damn…” She hissed.

   Opening her eyes again, she peered around. She froze seeing the destruction all around her. The once massive stone guild hall was now nothing more than ruble. All its remains were scattered around in large rocky piles. She sat up more and just stared, not entirely sure what to make of it. It didn’t take long for her memories to come rushing back, and her eyes shot open, “Aleck!”

She jumped to her feet and started running, scrambling over the ruble. She climbed up on a mini mountain of stone and looked around completely ignoring the pain in her head.

   “Aleck!” She called out again.

   Nothing, but her eyes did catch a glimpse of something red and fluttering in the wind. She gasped, and quickly started scrambling down the stacked stone remains. She reached the fluttering fabric to see it was Aleck’s checkered over shirt...but no Aleck.

   She held onto it and looked around. “Aleck?!” She shouted again. She was starting to panic. The sudden thought of his body being crushed under all this rubble flashed in front of her eyes and she froze.

“No...No no no!” In a panicked frenzy she bolted forward and started tearing away at the stone slabs, digging until her hands started to bleed. “Please Aleck! Where the hell are you!” She hadn’t realized she started crying until she stopped to catch her breath. She looked down at her bleeding hands that were now trembling. She then looks at the red checkered overshirt. More tears started to spill out from her eyelids and she fell to her knees. “No….” She whimpered. She started to openly sob, “...Aleck....No…” She saw all the memories of them together dart through her memory. All the times they laughed and fought. All the times she could have told him how she felt about him but didn’t.
She clenched the the fabric tight in her fist then threw her head back and screamed. She made it as loud and as long as possible, then when she finished she curled back up into herself and started sobbing more.

“...Nnn...Haili…”

She stopped, her eyes went wide. She jerked her head up and looked around. Immediately she was too her feet, “Aleck??”

She heard him groan and darted in the direction of the sound. She climbed over a mountain of rubble and peered down to see him lying their, half unconscious and his lower body covered by that stone slab.

“Aleck!” She hurried down towards him, tripping the last few feet. She fell and rolled next to him, winced a little in pain but then quickly got back up to look at him. Blood was trickling down his forehead and his arms. She immediately started pushing up on the stone slab. It took some effort, but eventually it rolled off of him. He started breathing more easily but he still looked in pain. Haili leaned over and lightly touched his face, “Aleck? Aleck can you hear me?”

   He cracked his eyes open long enough to give her a look of relief, then his eyes closed and he went limp, passing out. Haili pressed her ear against his chest then let out a sigh of relief hearing his heart. “Thank god…”

* * *

   “Look what I got,” Gildarts held out a kite and both Haili and Natsu’s eyes lit up.

   “Woha! Can we fly it!” Haili asked enthusiastically.

   “Well that is kind of the point of a kite.”

   “It looks stupid.” Gray muttered from behind them.

   “Shut up, like you know anything about having fun, also put some clothes on you stripper!” Gray panicked, realizing he was only in his boxers.

   Aleck was sitting at a table by himself practicing some of his air magic by gently stirring a spoon around his cup of coco. He lifted his head and blushed a little seeing Haili.

   “Can we fly it now?!” She asked, jumping up and down.

   Gildarts chuckled and nodded. Soon both he, Haili and Natsu rushed out of the guild.

   “How ya doin’ kid?”

   Aleck looked over to see Macoa take a seat next to him. “..O-oh. I’m fine.” He looked back down at his spoon and decided to stop stirring it around.
   
   “Hey, you’re getting pretty good at that.”

   Aleck shrugged. There was a short silence before Macoa spoke again, “How about you go play with the kite?”

   Aleck looked toward the door of the guild, then sunk down in his seat. “...I don’t know.”

   “I bet you could surpass them all with your wind magic.” He smiled, “Go give it a try.”

   Aleck looked up at him for a second then back at the door. He took a deep breath and stood up, “Will you watch my coco?”

   The blue haired man chuckled and nodded, “Sure thing kid.”


   Aleck ran out to catch up with the others just in time to see Natsu finish flying his turn. When Haili took the string from him the wind seemed to die down and the kite hit the ground at a nosedive.

   “Aw come on!” She whined.

   “Just give it a second. The wind will pick up again.” Gildarts said.

   Haili sighed, trying to run with the kite and get it back up in the air. Natsu stretched and yawned, laying down on his back next to Gildarts. Not watching where she was going, Haili suddenly ran into Aleck. They both yelped and hit the ground with a thud. Haili groaned and rubbed her head before looking up. Aleck was staring wide eyed and blushing.

   “Hey, how about you watch where you're going?” She shouted, “That really hurt,”

   “Uh...S-sorry!” He said spastically, as the kite floated over and landed on his head.

   “Hey, you’re that new kid.”

   Aleck lifted the kite up so he could see her, “Y-Yeah.”

   “What was your name again? Erich or something?”

   “...Aleck.”

   “Oh. Well I’m Haili.”

   “I know. You’re kinda loud around the guild.” He said.

   She pulled an offended face, “What’s that supposed to mean??”

   Aleck started to panic and quickly raised up his hands defensively, “N-not in a bad way! I’m just saying you’re super popular!”

   Her face settled to a slightly surprised look, “You think I’m popular?” She asked.

   “Y-yeah...you know...You’re just like...really cool and it’s kinda hard to ignore you.”

   This time Haili was the one blushing, she beamed at him, “You think I’m cool?!”

   “U-Uh..”

   Gildarts whistled from behind them, “Looks like someone has a little cruuuush~”

   Both of them blushed red, Haili turned around and shot him a glare, “Ew, shut up Gildarts!”

   Natsu just started laughing. Aleck sat up a little then looked at the kite. “Um..Are you have trouble with this?”

   “Huh?” She looked back around, “Oh, yeah. The stupid wind decided to stop blowing.”

   Aleck stood up with the kite, “I can help if you want.”

   “What really?” She stood up as well.

   Aleck nodded, then took a deep breath. He let go of the kite and used his wind magic to make it hover. Haili’s eyes widened and she grinned when it started to fly up into the air. She started to laugh and run, making the kite soar through the air. Once it was in a good spot to fly comfortably, then looked over at him grinning, “Thanks, Aleck!”

   Aleck stared at her. He hadn’t heard anyone say his new name like that before. She sounded so happy. His stomach started to fill with joy, and for the first time in forever, he smiled.

* * *

   Aleck slowly blinked his eyes open and looked around. He was back at the guild in the infirmary. How did he get there? The last thing he remembered was seeing a short glimpse of Haili then nothing. He closed his eyes and slowly forced his arching body into an upright position. He winced a little and looked down at himself. His chest was bare and covered in bandages. His left arm too, and after rubbing his head, he could tell their were wrappings around his forehead as well. He turned to the window to see it was the sun was just starting to set. How long had he been there? He tried to stretch, and started to get out of bed but stopped himself once seeing Haili fast asleep in a chair next to him. He stared at her for a moment, looking over the bandage on her forehead and wrappings around her hands. He frowned a little, then after getting up, he drapped his blanket over her.


   Haili awoke a half an hour after he left. She blinked, saw the blanket, and her first instinct was to cuddle up in it and go back to sleep, but then her eyes caught sight of the empty bed. She stared at it for a few seconds before her brain really registered the sight. She jumped up and jerked around.

   “Aleck??”

   The door opened to show Sophie standing in the doorway, Haili rushed over to her and grabbed her wrists, “Where is he??”

   Sophie blinked a few times, then smiled, “Oh, he just went for a walk. Said he wanted to stretch his legs.”

   “Well, do you know where he was going?”

   “The beach.” A voice said from behind Sophie. It was Maxi, “He also said to meet him there whenever you woke up.”

   Haili stared for a second, then nodded, “Oh,” She let go of Sophie’s wrists and rushed out.

   Hikaru strolled up from behind Sophie and Maxi and the three looked at the door she just exited out of.

   “...Are you guys gonna-” Hikaru started, but was cut off by Maxi.

   “Follow her?”

   There was a silence and all three of them exchanged glances, Sophie and Maxi grinning almost evilly.

   Without saying a word, the two of them rushed out after her. Hikaru stood there for a second then sighed before slowly dragging himself along.

* * *

   Aleck was standing on the shore of the beach, watching the waves as the sun steadily sunk behind the horizon. He turned when he heard the sound of panting. Haili was standing behind him, trying to catch her breath.

   “...Did you run the whole way?” He asked raising an eyebrow.

   She shot him a look, then took in a few more deep breaths, standing upright, “I drag your ass back here half dead, then I wake up to find you’re not in bed. Yes of course I ran!”

   He couldn’t help himself but smile a little, then almost immediately frowned and turned back to the ocean. Haili stared at him, then slowly walked forward to stand beside him.

   “...What do you think of me?” He asked quietly, not bothering to look at her. She said nothing, so he kept talking, “...My parents murdered yours.” He said rather bluntly, causing Haili to swallow hard and look down. Hearing it still stung as much as the first time she heard it. He turned to face her, “I’m an assassin Haili...Nothing can change that.”

   At first she was gonna argue, but then she remembered his eyes back at the guild. Was he really an assassin? But he hadn’t grown up one, he ran away.

   “So...What do you think of me?” He repeated quietly. “Do you...Think I’m a monster now?”

   She stared at him for a long moment, then slowly shook her head. His tenseness relaxed a little, but not by much. He swallowed and looked down. “At least now you know why I never brought up my past. I especially wanted to hide it from you because...Well...I really care about what you think of me, and…” He stopped, as if trying to get his voice under control before continuing, “I really didn’t know about what my parents did...Or that Chrysós was even still around. I just cut myself away from that part of my life because I just loved this one so much.”

   “...Aleck.”

   He raised his hand for her to stop, “Hang on…” He took a deep breath, “I’ve been thinking about everything that happened and I’m starting to consider leaving the guild.”

   Everything went quiet. A gust of wind brushed past them while Haili stared wide-eyed. He kept his head down and took another deep breath, “It’s not that I don’t want to stay but...Remembering what I am and what my family has done to you…” He looked back up, “I don’t think I’ll be able to take the guilt every time I see you…And I don’t want that thought to haunt you every time you see me.”

   As Haili starred in complete silence, she saw her eyes water and a single tear slide down her cheek, “...and you think leaving will help?” She sounded almost offended.

   Aleck slowly looked down.

   “Aleck-”

   “My name isn’t Aleck.” He suddenly snapped.

   Haili’s stomach clenched a little hearing that, and another tear fell from her eye.

   “I suppose you should know now…” He closed his eyes and sucked in a deep breath, “My real name is Alia-”

   Haili quickly reached forward, wrapped her fingers around the back of his neck and forcefully pulled him in, pushing her lips up against his. His eyes shot open and his whole body tensed up. Haili’s eyes were shut tight as she kissed him. He blinked, and as quickly as it happened it was over. She pushed his face away, glared at him, and shot a punch into his jaw. He blinked. ‘What the hell just happened?’ was what really echoed through his thoughts.

   “Your name is Aleck Airford! And you aren’t going anywhere!!”Aleck stared at her as her glaring look shifted into desperation, “I don’t care about your past! You aren’t an assassin you are a Fairy Tail wizard, just like me and just like the rest of us!” She took in a breath trying to keep herself from sobbing, “You’re parents aren’t you! You didn’t do anything wrong! Now stop acting like I hate you now!”

   “...Haili…”

   She lowered her head, eyes closed tight. “...I don’t hate you! I never could!” She softly punched his shoulder a few times then started crying. She gripped the fabric of his shirt tight and rested her forehead on his chest, “Please don’t leave me…”

   There was a long moment of silence, then Aleck gently pushed her away from his chest and tilted her head up so he could see her face. He used his thumb to wipe away some tears.

   “You...Really don’t want me to leave?”

   “Why the hell would I want you to? That’s the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard…” She dried a few of her tears with the sleeve of her black jacket, “And that’s coming from someone who has had some pretty dumb ideas.”

   Aleck couldn’t help but chuckle at the last part, and Haili had to join him. He reached out again and pushed some of her hair back behind her ear.

   “Ok...I won’t.” Soon his hand gently cupped her cheek and she stared at him.

   “...Good.”

   He smiled, and the light from the sunset caught his face. There he was. That was the face she grew up with. He wasn’t a killer. He was gentle, and kind, and beautiful.

   “Aleck.” She said smiling.

   His smiled shifted a little to that dazed look he had back on that little beach as his eyes danced over her face. He pulled her in with his hand on her cheek and she willing moved forward. They pressed their lips together again. This kiss wasn’t as aggressive, it was slow and filled with about nine years worth of built up passion. Haili’s hands wrapped around his shoulders to kiss him more deeply, almost knocking him over. This made him crack a small smile before going back to the kiss, wrapping his arms around her waist.

   “Oh. My. God! FINALLY!”

   They both stopped and turned to see Maxi, Sophie, and Hikaru peeking up from behind a bush.

   “Took you two fucking FOREVER!” Maxi yelled.

   Haili’s face flushed red, “W-What the- How long have your three been there!?”

   “We came in during the dramatic ‘I can’t stay here’ scene.” Hikaru said.

   Now Aleck was blushing.

   “I hate you all!” Haili yelled.

   “Oh but it was so romantic and beautiful!” Sophie cheered.

   “Plus I didn’t know you were such an ugly crier Haili.” Maxi smirked.

   “Oh you are dead!!” Haili tore away from Aleck, and started sprinting after Maxi, who couldn't help but smirk as the two got in a fight. Hikaru and Sophie walked over to stand next to Aleck, who was just watching and blinking, still trying to register how much just happened in the past few minutes.

   “So...You two are dating now huh.” Hikaru said
   
   Aleck blushed lightly then smiled, gently rubbing his jaw line where Haili had hit him, “Yeah, guess so.”

   “Oh come on, they were practically dating before,” Sophie started, “Just now they can cuddle and make out and fu-”
   
   Hikaru slapped his hand over her mouth, but Aleck was already bright red, “I don't have to read off the whole ‘don't hurt her or I’ll kill you’ brother thing, right?”

   Aleck shook his head, still a little red. “N-no.”    

   “Good,”

   They all turned back to the fight, and Aleck fell back into the loving smile, and shook his head at Haili. “This is probably gonna take a while.”

   “You hungry?” Hikaru asked.

   “...Wow, I actually really am. Just realized I haven’t eaten anything in two days.”

Sophie tore Hikaru’s hand away from her mouth,  “And while we eat, we can plan their first romantic evening together!”

“Oh yeah, that might actually be fun.” Hikaru said.

“Guys,” Aleck moaned, blushing as all three of them started walking off to get food.

“You can leave her a note to meet you at a fancy restaurant,” Sophie chirped.

“Guys!” He said again.

“And you have to be wearing something really gentlemanly, but also really handsome.”  Hikaru added.

Aleck groaned, face palming, but he could stop himself from smiling, looking back at Haili and Maxi who had stopped. And now we're just arguing.
Love Sometimes Hates: Chapter Seven


   
   The woman who had just lit the house on fire stood at the center of the carnage, waiting for her husband to finish the job. It wasn’t a hard one, just two old mages from the Fairy Tail guild. The assassin couple didn’t ask any questions, like why they were wanted dead or by whom, they just knew they had to get the job done. Soon the dark haired man came stomping down the stairs.

   “Is it done?” She asked calmly.

   He nodded, gripping his arm which was covered in blood, “The guy got a few shots at me before hand though.”

   She looked down at his wound, “I think you’ll live. Come on let's get-”

   “Wait,” The man said, his head snapping off to the side. The woman slowly turned to see two little girls. One was laying on the floor unconscious while the other was trying to protectively stand in front of her. Her eyes were watering from both the smoke and terrified tears. Her legs trembled a little from under her body, and soon enough the smoke got hold of her and her body collapsed. She was out cold. The couple looked at them for a moment as the fire threatened to consume them.

   “I didn’t know they had kids.” The man finally said.

   The woman walked over, scooping them both up and looking at the girl who had been trying to stand between them and her little sister. “Shes around the same age as-”

   “Nerah...We can’t just take them home with us.”

   “Well we can’t leave them either!”

   The man stared at her, then down at the two girls before slowly nodded in agreement.


   The two assassins left the house with the children and found a spot by a tree outside the burning house, leaning them carefully against the trunk. The two stared at them for a while before the man spoke.

   “What should we do...your father would want us to kill them.”

   “That’s not happening. I don’t take the lives of children,” The woman quickly said.
   
   The man agreed, but tried not to show it, “Best not let him catch you saying that.”

   She stared down at Haili and Jessica. They looked so peaceful now, and the guilt started rushing through her. She reached out and gently stroked her cheek. “...I hate my life.” She quietly mumbled.

   He husband looked at her, “I’ve never heard you say that before.”

   “Well...I haven’t killed parents while also being one before.”

   The man stared down at her and the children and soon saw his own sons in his mind’s eye. He started to feel the guilt as well. The woman stopped stroking their cheeks and stood up. They heard the villagers come running to check on the house fire and trying desperately to put it out.

   “We can’t stay.” The man said. The woman looked back at the children, “Nerah!” He hissed.

   She eventually nodded, then the two of them rushed off, leaving Haili and Jessica to be found by the villagers.

* * *

   “What did you think of our sons final test?” Nerah asked, while putting some clothing into a closet.

   Her husband, Zeton, paced around to the bed and sat down, unhooking his assassin cloak, staring at the ground.

   “You seemed eager to have him impress my father.”

   He sighed, “I just didn't want your father to kill him for being weak...But to be honest...I’m proud of what he did.”

   Nerah turned around to look at him, “...Me too…” she slowly sat down next to him, “...Ever wonder where those girls are now?”

   Zeton stared a moment longer at the ground, then slowly looked up, “...I hate my life.”

   She stared at him then slowly wrapped her arms around his strong shoulders, giving a gentle hug. He closed his eyes letting his head rest on her slender frame.

   “...There is something we can do.” She said quietly.

   Zeton opened his eyes, then slowly nodded knowing what she had in mind.

* * *

   Aleck was laying his bed, only just now falling into a deep sleep. His dog nuzzled up beside him. It’s ears perked up at the sound of the door opening causing it to then lift its head. It Peered at the figure through the darkness for a while as they made their way over. She reached out and stroked its soft fur to relax it, then moved her hand to Aleck’s shoulder.

   “Hey...Wake up...It’s me.”

   Aleck opened his eyes and groaned. As his vision adjusted he was able to recognize the figure above him.

   “..Delilah?”

   She nodded, “Come on, we have to go.” She whispered, slowly helping him sit up.

   “Hnn..Where are we going?” He asked, rubbing his left eye as she put a cloak around him.

   “We’re leaving.”

   He opened both his sleepy eyes to look at her, “Leaving?”

   She helped him to his feet and nodded, “Come on,”

   Aleck followed, still confused. Delilah had picked the pup up, and made sure to hold its mouth so it wouldn’t bark. The two of them slowly made their way through the dark hallways of their guild. They passed Chrysós’s room and Aleck caught a glimpse of him still asleep. He stopped, and tugged back on Delilah’s arm.
   
   “Delilah? Aren’t we bringing him too?”

   She stopped and looked back at his brother lying in bed so peacefully. She then looked back at Aleck, seeming surprised that after all that little monster has put him through he would still care about him. She sure as hell stopped caring a while ago. She sighed, and kneeled down to hand his dog over to him, “Remember that old tree a mile or so from here?” Aleck nodded, “Meet me there. I’ll bring your brother. Don’t come back here under any circumstances.”

   It was obvious he was starting to worry, “Delilah, what’s gonna happen?”

   She stared at him, then took a deep breath before letting it out long and slow, “You’re mom and dad are about to do something very brave.”

* * *

   Aleck made it to the tree and turned so he could see the guild off in the distance. He stared at it, and let the dog onto the ground. It scurried around his legs and barked happily. Aleck just kept his eyes locked on the guild. He wasn’t stupid. He knew something big was about to happen, and he didn’t want to miss it, but after around twenty minutes, he was starting to worry. First off, nothing had happened, and he ended up resting his back against the tree while his dog playfully clawed at his shoes. Secondly, Delilah hadn’t shown up yet. She was known for being fast. It was part of her magic, so her taking this long was more than a little odd.

   Soon his dog started barking and Aleck looked up in time to see Delilah limping toward him. Her arm and face bleeding. He gasped, and immediately rushed over to her. “Delilah! What happened??”

   She just walked over to the tree and propped herself against it weakly, wincing in pain. “Delilah?” He asked again, then suddenly he heard a loud explosion. He spun around to see the guild become engulfed in a huge fire ball, then start burning from the inside out. “No!” He yelled, and started to sprint forward. Delilah quickly lunged forward, grabbing his arm.

   “Don’t!” She shouted.

   “But Chrysós is still in there!!” He said, trying to rip from her grasp.

   “No he isn’t!” She spun Aleck around and moved her hand from her arm to show him the open wound still leaking with blood. “He is perfectly fine!”

   Aleck stared at her wounds for a long moment, “You mean...Chrysós did that?”

   She let go of him and nodded, wincing a little more in pain and quickly grabbed her arm again. Aleck heard another explosion and turned to the guild, “What about mother and father?”

   She hesitated, then swallowed hard, “They asked me to keep you safe.”

   “Where are they though?” He asked, turning back to his cousin.

   Her eyes lingered on him for a moment, then slowly shifted her gaze up to the flaming guild. He stared at the fire escaping the windows, then fell to his knees. His dog immediately was at his side, licking his fingers playfully. He felt like crying, but for some reason he didn’t. He had no idea why.

   Delilah slowly walked over to his side and rested her hand on his shoulder. “...Come on kid...I’ve got a place we can go.”

* * *

   “What do you mean you can’t take him?!” Delilah yelled at the old woman.

   “I mean we can’t take him! He is too young to join the guild!”

   “I was only fourteen when I joined!”

   The woman nodded, “And that was an acceptable age, this boy is four years too young.”

   Deliah looked like she was about to explode, but then took a deep breath, “Look, he’s my little cousin, surely you can make an exception. He has nowhere else to-”

   “Look you are lucky I took you in. I tend to avoid picking up runaways when I can. The only reason you’re here is because you’re a pretty good musician. Now you’ll just have to find somewhere else for him stay.”

   Delilah growled, then spun around, “Fine, I will!” She hissed. She grabbed Aleck’s hand and started to lead him out of the wizards guild.

* * *

   The two of them sat on a bench, eating a sandwich Delilah bought them. Well, Aleck mostly just stared at it, not feeling hungry.

   “We’re gonna have to change your name,” She said, mouth half full with her sandwich. She stuck the last piece into her mouth and began to chew, patting the extra crumbs off of her hands, “Any preferences?”

   Aleck shook his head. She looked down at him and frowned. She took in and let out a heavy sigh, then looked around.

   “How about David?”

   Aleck didn’t respond.

   “...Casper? Sam? Richard?”

   Again, nothing.

   She looked at him for a long moment then leaned back in her seat, “How about Aleck?” He looked up at that, “Sounds close enough to your real name right?” He swallowed and slowly nodded. “Aleck Velen sounds weird though. Plus you can still be tracked with that name.”

   There was a soft gust of wind, and Delilah smiled, closing her eyes to let it cool her down. Aleck felt it, and closed his eyes as well. Delilah opened one eye in time to look over and see him. He look completely content feeling the wind on his face, and she even saw a small smile form on his lips.

   “Air...Hmm. Airford?”

   Aleck opened his eyes and looked up at her.
   
   “Ooooo yeah, that sounds badass. Aleck Airford.” She leaned forward and tore off a bit of his sandwich to toss to the dog, which was sitting by Aleck’s feet. “Like it?” She asked.

   Aleck stared, then slowly nodded. She smiled, then looked around, “Now. To find you a place to stay, since I can’t really take care of you by myself.” Her eyes caught sight of a sorcerer weekly magazine that had been thrown away in the waste basket next to the bench. She reached over and grabbed it, then started flipping through. She let out a whistle.

   “Damn, these fairy tail wizards are hot.”

   Aleck raised an eyebrow, and leaned over to get a peak. He immediately regretted it. He blushed and quickly looked away seeing a half naked girl posing suggestively. Delilah couldn’t help but laugh, then flipped through to the next page, her eyes homed in on a small bit of text. “Hmm..Hey Aleck. You wanna join Fairy Tail?”

   He looked up, still blushing a little.

   “Don’t worry, This is just a magazine, not every girl there will be dressed like this...maybe. Plus it’s really popular. You might become a famous wizard someday.”

   He looked over at the Fairy Tail symbol and stared. Eventually he nodded he head.

* * *

   The two made it to the guild hall and Aleck stared up at it in aw. It was so large and magnificent. The symbol seemed to purposely stand out proudly for all the world to see.

“Come on.” Delilah said encouragingly.

They both walked in to see the entire guild talking and laughing amongst each other. A short old man was sitting on top of the bar, having a drink with some other mages. Delilah walked over to him, Aleck timidly trailing behind.

“Um, hello sir?”

The old man turned his head to meet Delilah’s gaze, “Oh, yes dear? What can I do for you?”

“I read in sorcerer weekly that your guild openly takes anyone who wants to be a member as well as house children in need.”

The old man smiled, “That is correct.”

“Think you got room for this kid?” She gently pulled Aleck forward. “See I would take him in with me, but the guild I’m apart of has a strict rule about how old their members need to be in order to join. Plus I would never be home if he just stayed at my place so-”

The man held up his hand to stop her, “Say no more,” He smiled and looked down at Aleck, “My name is Master Makarov. What’s yours?”

Aleck hesitated, then opened his mouth, “Ali-...Aleck. Aleck Airford.”

   Delilah smiled at him.

   “Well Aleck, I’m sure we can-” He was interrupted by a the front door bursting open.

   “Let go Gildarts! I was gonna win!”

   “Yeah right! I was winning and you know it!”

   Aleck and Delilah turned around to see a tall man holding two kids apart from each other while they tried to hit at each other. One was a young boy with pink hair and the other was a young girl with tan skin and brown hair. They were both covered in dirt with small scrapes on their knees and elbows. Their legs were flinging around violently as they kept trying to kick each other. The man sighed and looked up at the master.

   “Sorry to disturb you sir, but these two were starting to cause me some trouble.”

   Aleck watched as the two kids struggled to get out of his grasp. The girl actually started trying to pry his fingers open. Makarov laughed. “Why am I not surprised?”

   Soon the girl actually managed to push herself out of his grip. As soon as she hit the ground she darted toward the job request board. The boy started complaining and the man known as Gildarts let him go as well. Aleck watched them curiously as more kids walked over and started talking to the two of them. One boy was half naked and immediately started arguing with the pink haired boy. The brown haired girl reached up and tore off a job request then pushed through the crowd of kids toward Makarov.

   “I’m gonna go on this one!” She said, rudely pushing passed Aleck to hand the paper to the master.

   “Oh are you now?” He asked in a mocking tone.

   “Uh, yeah I am! I’m strong enough, just lemme go on it,” She whinned.

   Makarov took the paper from her and looked it over. His eyes went wide and he almost spit out this drink, “Haili, this is a demon hunter job!”

   “Yeah, So?”

   “I’m not permitting you to go on this.” He handed the paper back to her, “Now go put it back.”

   “What? I’m tough! I can hunt some stupid demons!”

   “Maybe when you’re older. For now you’re still just a child.”

   The girl known as Haili shot him a glare, “I may be a child, but I’m still taller than you!” She then stuck her tongue out at him and rushed off before he had time to explode on her.

   “What was that!?” He yelled, but she had already joined the crowd of kids. Aleck couldn’t hold back the snort and quickly covered his mouth. Delilah did the same, but quickly cleared her throat and nudged Aleck, whose quickly bit his lip. Makarov groaned and rubbed his forehead, “Please tell me this boy isn’t like that.” He said with a smile.

   Delilah chuckled, “Nah, he’s a good kid.” She looked down at him only to see he was still watching the girl who had just run off while she complained to her friends about Makarov. He hadn’t really noticed he had been staring until Delilah nudged him again, “You okay?”

   He looked up at her, blushed a little, and nodded.

   “Well, if you really wanna be a member go talk to those two over there. They can get you all set up.” He pointed to two men, one smoking a cigarette and the other with bright blue hair. They were talking and laughing together. It was obvious they were very close. Delilah gently nudged him over toward them.

   “Go on.” She said with a smile.

   Aleck slowly let go of her hand and walked over to the two men.

   “He’s a quiet one isn’t he.” Makarov said.

   Delilah leaned against the bar and watched her little cousin talk to the two men, “Not really. He’s just been through a lot recently.”

   Makarov let out a hum and nodded his head, “Well he should feel right at home then. We’ve all had our own fair share of trauma here.”

   “You all seem like a lively bunch.”

   Makarov sighed, “Sometimes too lively, but,” He lifted his head, “We are also one big family, and we make it our job to love one another no matter what.”

   Delilah’s smile grew more gentle, “Yeah...That exactly what he needs.”
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Love Sometimes Hates: Chapter Six


   Haili and Aleck were led to a large open room made entirely of stone. It looked old. Very old. Some black scorch marks from what was probably a fire lingered on the floor and walls.


   “What is this place?” Haili asked.


   “Why don’t you asked ‘Aleck’?” Chrysós said into her ear, which made her want to spit in his eye, but instead she looked over to Aleck who was peering around with a look of disgust.


   “...It’s the ceremonial room.” He said plainly.


   “Ah good, you remember.” Chrysós said with a sickening smile, “We have many good childhood memories here, don’t we?”


   Aleck said nothing and just averted his gaze from his older brother.


   “What was this room used for exactly?” Haili asked.


   “I’m glad you asked.” Chrysós said. He let go of her arm only to let her weak body fall to the ground. Two guards took a few steps forward, keeping an eye on her. Chrysós walked over to a flat stone slab at the center of the room and carefully ran his hand across its smooth surface, “For us it was a ‘coming of age’ place. Where our three main tests were held.”


   “Three?” Haili asked, lifting her head.


   “Three different tests at three different ages.” Aleck said, “The first one is when you turn five. The second is when you turn eight, and the third is when you turn eleven.”


   Haili stared at him then up at Chrysós, “That’s sick!” She yelled.


   The older brother just smirked, “An assassin needs to learn young. That way the task of killing becomes second nature. Well, it works for some.” His eyes drifted over to meet Aleck who looked away.


   “What did you have to do for these tests?” Haili asked.


   He looked back over at her, “The first one isn’t too hard. You just have to run certain errands. The point was not to question orders no matter how strange they may seem.” He reached into his cloak and pulled out a silver knife, “The second test is less of a test and more of just basic training. You if you can make it through a simple obstacle, you receive your first blade.” He looked over at Aleck, “You conveniently lost yours didn’t you?”


   “I threw it away.” He corrected.


   Chrysós sighed and clicked his tongue, “Pitty, mother made sure yours was especially beautiful.”


   “And the third?” Haili cut in.


   Chrysós smiled, looking back at Haili, then nodded his head to Aleck, “You tell her.”


   Haili turned her head to look at Aleck, who was purposefully looking away.

   

   “Aleck?”

   

   He swallowed, “...Your first kill.” He finally answered.


   Chrysós started to snicker. Haili stared wide-eyed, “At eleven?”


   Aleck slowly nodded.


   “You...You didn’t though right? Aleck?”


   Chrysós started laughing more, “Oh it was so impressive, I wish you could have been there!”


   She turned to him while Aleck just closed his eyes tight, as if trying not to remember.


   “Shut up! Aleck would never kill anyone!” Haili yelled, refusing to believe it.


   “Oh you would be right,” Chrysós started, “He had to kill his own pet once reaching the age of eleven, and he knew this. First, he tried to make the thing run away, but father hunted it down and brought it back; dead. So they got him a new one, even younger than the last.”  


   Aleck seemed to shiver a little at the memory.


   “Next he tried to run away himself, but ironically it was the dog that gave him away.” Chrysós laughed, “We were all starting to think he wasn’t even related to the family, until that day.”


   “...Please don’t…” Aleck said. His voice was thin and pleading.


   Chrysós walked over to his little brother, smiling down at him, “I don’t think I had ever seen him snap like that…”


* * *

   

   Aleck ran to the edge of the Velen which ended at the edge of a rocky cliff side overlooking a violent ocean. On the verge of tears, he screamed and chucked the thing into the crashing waters below. He then fell to his knees, breathing heavily. Hot tears streaming down his face. The sound of barking drew his attention back around to see his dog happily rushing up next to him. He watched it joyfully jump around him, licking at his fingers, trying to get him to play. Aleck just stared at it with the blankest of expressions, then carefully pulled it into a hug.


   “It’s time.” Came a voice from behind him, “Everyone is waiting.”


   Aleck didn’t move. He just stared at the water, hugging his dog even tighter. Soon a firm hand rested on his shoulder. “Your grandfather is an impatient man, son.” It was Alecks father. He was a tall man with dark eyes and short black hair. He looked a lot like Aleck, except a lot colder. His face was very angular and had multiple scars, along with a pretty bad burn mark on the right side of his jaw. Though, despite his cold and harsh exterior, he always seemed to be fond of Aleck, even with his short comings.


   After a few more moments of silence, Aleck slowly let go of his dog, letting it scurry around freely, then stood up to walk back with his father. They gathered with the rest of the family in the ceremonial room. His old grandfather sat on his throne behind the smooth stone slab. A glaring face was what greeted Aleck when he approached. The young boy stopped, then slowly lowered himself down to one knee. “Hello grandfather…”


   The old man hummed thoughtfully before speaking, “Have your tears dried?”


   “...Sir?” Aleck asked.


   “Last time I saw you, you were eight and a blabbering mess of tears. That kind of behavior is unacceptable. Have your tears dried?”


   Aleck hesitated, but soon his father answered for him, “They have, my lord.”


   “Good. Now, where is your mutt and your blade?”


   Aleck clenched his jaw, took a deep breath, then spoke. “I cannot proceed with the execution. I have lost my blade.”


   There was a long silence. Aleck kept his head down waiting for the yelling to start, but instead the next thing he heard was “You mean that blade?”


   He looked up confused to see his grandfather pointing behind him. He turned his head and froze. A soaked, cheerful dog came jogging into the room. The knife clenched tightly between its teeth. It then set the knife down at Aleck’s feet, barked once, and jumped around as if waiting to be thanked. Aleck stared at the knife then at his dog, his eyes beginning to swell up.


   “Commence with the ceremony.” The grandfather ordered.


   Aleck slowly reached down, picking up the knife to stare at. His father stepped forward and scooped up the dog up with both hands. Aleck felt a rush of panic pulse through him as the dog was placed on the stone slab. It whimpered when it tried to get off and Aleck’s father just pushed it back on. He then turned to his son and beckoned him over. Aleck stared at him, then very slowly stood up.


   Chrysós was leaning against one of the stone pillars off to the side, along with many other guild and family members. Delilah was there too, hating every second of it. She technically wasn’t even a part of the family anymore. She had disowned herself once turning fourteen, but she always came back to visit Aleck, and was determined to be there for him no matter what.


   Aleck stepped up to the stone slab, knife in hand. His dog barked happily once seeing him. Aleck started trembling. His father saw him and started to visibly grow concerned.

   

   “Now.” His grandfather ordered.


   Aleck didn’t do anything.


   “...I said, now!”


   He stared at the small dog who was grinning, tongue hanging sloppily out the left side of its mouth.


   “...Son,” His father hissed over Aleck’s shoulder.


   Chrysós just smirked from the crowd, it was loud enough for Aleck to hear. His whole body started to tremble more intensely. His grandfather glared and suddenly jumped to his feet.


   “Kill it!”


   That was when it happened. Aleck’s body immediately stopped trembling and his eyes shot up at the old man with an immense jolt of rage. He then let out a scream as he violently, yet with great precision, flung the knife forward. It sliced through the air and hit the old man in the chest. He croaked and tumbled back down onto his throne. Everyone jumped and went silent. Chrysós’s face immediately dropped from smugness to shock. Aleck was breathing heavy, still glaring with golden fire in his eyes. His grandfather's eyes slowly drifted down to the blade poking out from his chest, then, out of all the things he could have done or said, he smiled, looked back at Aleck, and spoke; “...Well done...You are worthy.”


   Those were his final words, and it wasn’t until the man released his final breath that Aleck blinked, and really realized what he had just done. His eyes widened and he looked down at his hand which had thrown the knife. He stared at it for a long moment before he clenched it into a fist. His dog started to gently lick it, not understanding the situation. Aleck immediately fell to his knees and hunched over, hugging himself then started to scream through his tears.


* * *


   “Even at your strongest moment...You still cried.” Chrysós said.


   Aleck still had his eyes glued to the ground while Haili tried to take in his story, “...You killed your grandfather?”


   Aleck slowly nodded.


   “It was breathtaking. For the first time, I saw the assassins blood boil in my weak little brother...And it was probably one of the most terrifying things I have ever seen.”


   Aleck shot his head up and glared at him, “Are you finished yet! So far all you’ve done is reminis on the past! Why are we even here?!”


   Chrysós smiled at him, “That’s actually a fun little story.” He turned his gaze to look at Haili, “Do you know how assassins take job requests?” She blinked, then just slowly shook her head, “Well I’ll tell you. You see, for assassin's many jobs need a certain personal touch to them. So in order to get the right person for the right job they need a little help.” He reached into his cloak and pulled out a small vile, “Do you know what this is?” He asked.


   Aleck obviously did but Haili was still in the dark, “What is it?” She asked.


   “It’s a special potion. When mixed with a certain candidates blood and turned into a vapor, it can be sprayed across anything like, oh I don’t know, a piece of paper perhaps? And than whom evers blood is in the potion, that person will be naturally drawn to the paper. It’s so subtle the person picking the request doesn’t even feel the magic pull.”


   Haili shook her head, “I still don’t-”


   “Tell me, which one of you choose the job request for this mission.”


   Haili thought back to a day ago, then went pale and looked over to Aleck who seemed to be mentally kicking himself.


   “But...how could you be sure he would pick it and not someone else?”


   “While the potion attracts one person, it also repels others. I knew he would have to pick it eventually. And with our little actress playing her part beautifully, there was no way we could fail. I just wasn’t expecting him to bring a pretty girl along.”

   

   Haili glared at him. Aleck seemed to glare too, “What do you even want with me?” He asked, trying to bring the subject back around.


   Chrysós walked over and kneeled down infront of him, “I want to revive the guild.”


   Aleck’s eyes widened, then narrowed, “What?”


   “Wait, I thought it was already revived. Especially since you seem to have enough followers.” Haili pointed out.


   “The guild was burned down and disbanded around the same time I ran away.” Aleck said.


   “Well, that explains the scorch marks,” She looked over at Chrysós, “But, why do you need him to revive it? Can’t you just do it yourself?”


   He smirked, eyes still on Aleck, “For the longest time I thought he was dead. That was until I heard there was an air wizard name ‘Aleck Airford’ who was apart of this very popular guild with no ties to any family accept his older cousin. Then I saw a picture of him and -- bingo.”


   Aleck hardened his glare.


   “After seeing him I remembered that look in his eyes when he murdered our grandfather, and I knew if I was to revive this guild, I would want him by my side.”


   Haili suddenly got a flashback to when they were in the heat of their petty fight, and that intimidating look Aleck had given her. Was that the look Chrysós was referring to?


   “...Well thats too bad because there is no way in hell I’m helping you.” Aleck said.


   “Why are you so against our family tradition, you always were.”


   “Why? Because it involves killing innocent people for money!!”


   Chrysós smirked, “Not all are innocent.”


   “They are probably more innocent than we are!” Aleck yelled, “I got away from that life and I plan to stay away from it!”


   Chrysós just shook his head, “Oh, you’d like to think that, but you still have assassin blood in you. Grandfather accepted you, which means you passed all three tests.”


   “I’m not an assassin!!” Aleck screamed.


   “Oh stop trying to pretend you’re not just because it makes you feel better. You have killed! You are apart of a long line of killers! Deal with it!”


   Aleck started at him then just shook his head, “I’m not going to be apart of this! I’m not one of you!”


   Chrysós sighed then stood up, “...Why must you always be such a wimp?” He asked before suddenly kicking Aleck in the side of his face, knocking him over.


   “Aleck!” Haili yelled, trying to jump for him, but a few men tazed her with their staffs. She yelled and fell back to the ground.


   Aleck let out a groan before his brother grabbed him by the shirt and threw his body across the floor. His head hit the corner of the stone slab before his body rolled to the floor. He winced in pain and struggled to get up since his hands were still bound together.


   “Get angry!” Chrysós yelled, kicking him in the gut. Aleck croaked, and rolled over in pain as his brother landed a few more kicks into his side, “Do you want to kill me?! Do you want to kill me like you killed our grandfather?!”


   Aleck tried to push himself up, but Chrysós just grabbed the back of his checkered overshirt, flinging his body around him. The over shirt tore with a loud ‘rip’, and was pulled off his shoulders down to where his hands were tied. Aleck fell on his side, scraping his right arm on the cold stone floor. Haili’s blood started to boil and she forced her twitching body to sit up, “Leave him alone!” She screamed. Two of the guards held her down by the shoulders and she struggled violently to try and get them off her.


   Chrysós pulled Aleck up by the back of his gray shirt, then dragged him over to pin him down on the stone slab, making sure to keep his head down. Aleck yelled, then winced in pain.


   “Come on! Where’s that evil spark in your eye?! What do I have to say to bring it out of you?!”


   “Let him go!!” Haili screamed louder. Chrysós looked back at her, then stared. Slowly a smile spread across his face.


   “You care about her, right?” He asked Aleck.


   Aleck managed to open his eyes halfway and focused his view on Haili. He stared at her, then winced when Chrysós bend his arms higher up his back, “Do you wanna know a secret, little brother?”


   “I think I’ve had my fill of secrets!” Aleck hissed through his teeth.


   “Do you remember our parents?”


   Aleck opened his eyes and tried to look back at his brother.


   “Did you know who their last targets were before they decided to start passing the torch onto us?”


   “Do I care?” Aleck said, trying to struggle his way out of Chrysós grasp, but he held him steady.


   “You should...Because their names were Richard and Violet Rose.”


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   Aleck stopped. His eyes went wide. Haili immediately stopped struggling as well and just stared at the ground.


   “...Well? What do you think of that?” Chrysós sneered.


   Aleck’s wide eyes slowly shifted over to Haili who was frozen. Her eyes just stared off into space, completely overcome with shock.


“...No…” he said under his breath. As he stared he felt the hot tears build up on his bottom eyelids. He didn’t whimper or cry out...He just let the tears fall one by one as he stared at her.


   “...Of course you cry.” Chrysós hissed, before pushing Aleck’s body off the slab onto the ground. Once hitting the floor he just laid there. He felt as though all his limbs had turned to lead. “I thought maybe that fact might bring it out of you, but I guess you really are just a cry baby.” Chrysós looked over at Haili, who wasn’t moving, It didn’t even look like she was breathing. He walked over to her, then nodded for the guards to let her go. They hesitated, but when they did release her arms, she didn’t move, she just stood there for a second before her knees buckled under her.


   Aleck turned his head a little to look at her. Her hair was hanging in front of her eyes and her mouth was hanging slightly ajar. His head was buzzing and the feeling building up in his gut was indescribable. His parents were the ones who murdered hers. His parents were the reason she had to go through that hell living with her uncle. His parents were the reason she had none.


   “Are you angry Miss Rose?” Chrysós asked, looking down at Haili.


   She said nothing. He slowly kneeled down infront of her, grabbed her chin and tilted her face up. She looked as though she wanted to get angry, but the shock was still in effect, so the overall emotion she gave off was just emptiness. Chrysós stared for a long moment before smiling, “I must say, even in this state you really are a looker.”


   Aleck’s eyes quickly hardened and he cranked his head up to glare at his brother in time to see him run his finger over her cheek.


   “Don’t fucking touch her!” He growled.


   Chrysós slowly turned his head over his shoulder to peer at Aleck. A smile grew back across his lips, “Oh? Don’t like the fact that I find her attractive too?”


   Aleck rolled over on his shoulder and started to push himself up as best he could with his arms still bound together, “Leave her alone!”


   Chrysós’s face grew smug, “Interesting.” He turned back to Haili, leaned in and planted a kiss right on her mouth. At first Haili didn’t seem to realize what was happening, still in shock, but as she blinked her eyes grew wide. Aleck stared, then suddenly something snapped. His glare grew frightening before he let out a raging scream and broke the restraints with the help of some sudden magic. The guards had no time to react before Aleck sprinted forward, grabbed his brothers collar and tore him away from Haili, flinging him over his head.


   Chrysós landed on his back, getting the air knocked out of him with a stunned cough. Aleck then ran at him, slicing through the air, picked him up and slammed him onto the stone slab, “I said leave her alone!!!” Aleck screamed, beginning to punch his brother’s face in.


   “Lord Chrysós!” One of the guards behind Haili yelled. They looked ready to run and grab Aleck but Haili quickly pulled herself together and elbowed the left guard in the gut while grabbing the right guard's spear. “Hey!” They yelled. She stabbed the taser end of the spear into the stomach of the guard already on the ground, then tripped the one she was wrestling with for the spear. Some other guards started running at her which she quickly shot at with a dragon roar, knocking most of them down except for one with an electric spear. Haili glared, and prepared to fight.


   As Aleck beat his brother, Chrysós managed to catch Aleck’s fist and hold it, shaking under his strength. He looked up to see Aleck’s enraged golden eyes. Chrysós could help but grin.


   “There it is! There’s the killer you are!”


   Aleck didn’t listen to him, he just grabbed his brothers collar again and flung him across the room into one of the stone pillars with the help of some wind magic. Chrysós collapsed to the ground breathing heavily. Soon he felt hard fingers wrap around his throat and lift him up off the floor, slamming him against the pillar. Chrysós coughed, and peered at Aleck’s glaring face, yet still smiled through his bloody teeth.


   “If you want to beat the shit out of me...I won’t stop you...But surely you can see that killing is in your blood! Why waste it by pretending it’s not there when you can embrace it!?” Aleck tightened his grip and Chrysós croaked, “...rebuild the guild with me...For once in my goddamn life I need you! You aren’t my useless little brother anymore!!”


   Aleck stared at him, hatred still boiling through his now golden eyes. While that was happening, Haili had gotten herself into a spear fight with the main guard. In the spur of the moment, she left a hole open in her stance, allowing him to stab her foot with the tazer. She yelled out, but then gritted her teeth together and shot her end of the spear up into the jaw of the guard. It took him by surprise and he staggered backward. She then spun around, hitting the other end of her staff into his side, knocking him off balance even further. Finally, she kicked him in the gut with the enhancement of her dragon slayer magic, and he flew backward, dropping his staff, and falling to the ground, unconscious. Haili took a second to catch her breath from the fight, then directed her attention over to Aleck, who honestly seemed completely in control of the situation. Throwing his brothers body around like it was nothing. She couldn’t help herself but smile. Snapping herself out of it, she decided to make herself useful. She looked around, seeing the main door behind her bolted shut. ‘That’s going to be our way out of here’, she thought. She ran over to the massive door and started working to unlock the thing, which was much harder than anticipated, but nevertheless, she kept pulling.


   Chrysós rolled across the ground after Aleck had thrown him for the fourth time. He coughed, grabbing at his own throat while also spitting out the pool of blood from his mouth. He looked up at Aleck who was already marching over to him, and glared. “Fine! If you really wanna go all out on the hard way,” He stood up, pulling out his assassins blade, slicing at Aleck just as he moved in for an attack. The biting metal made a long cut up his arm and Aleck screamed, retracting back immediately. The dark blood streamed down his pale skin onto the cold stone floor.  Chrysós swung his arm a few more times, pushing Aleck back until his was up against a pillar. Chrysós lifted his arm and went to stab down from above, which Aleck caught and held there a few inches above his head. “I never should have thought I could bring you back, You were and always will be a pathetic link to the family name!”


   Aleck pushed his arm away, and then pushed him back even further with a short, yet strong gust of wind. Chrysós flew back, and landed on the stone slab, dropping his knife, which Aleck quickly picked up, and rushed over, pinning his brother down and holding the blade to his throat. Chrysós froze, and so did Aleck. Chrysós yellow eyes lowered down for a second, then back up to Aleck. “...Go ahead.” He dared. Aleck swallowed hard but his hold on the knife was firm, and steady. “Even if you kill me, this place will always be the mark of a once powerful guild. Someone will pick up the slack, whether it be me or not.” Aleck took in and let out a long breath, his eyes trailed down at the small amount of blood being drawn from his brother neck. “I’m sure she will just adore you, huh.” Aleck’s eyes darted back up to meet his brothers, then they flared in frustration before pulling the knife away and flinging his body to the floor, making sure to keep the knife in his hand. Chrysós had only started to pull himself back up before Aleck threw out his arm, and sent a stream of magic at him, pushing the assasin up against the far wall and keeping him there.


   Aleck watched his brother struggle against his magic, and as he did so, Aleck began to form an idea. He saw some stone pieces chip off from the pillars and the walls and slowly his brother’s words echoed in his memory. ‘Even if you kill me, this place will always be the mark of a once powerful guild. Someone will pick up the slack’.


   “...Then I’ll tear it down.” Aleck said allowed, mostly to himself though.


   By this time, Haili had finally gotten the door open, letting the evening light pour in, she turned back to Aleck, “Aleck! Come on, let’s get out of here!”


   He looked at her and stared before looking back over at his brother.


   “Aleck? What’s wrong?”


   “Get out of here.” He finally said, “I don’t know exactly what’s going to happen, but I don’t want you here when it does.”


   She looked at him confused, “What the hell are you talking about?”


   “Just go, Haili!”


   “Ok, you’re starting to freak me out Aleck, lets just go!”


   “For once can you just do as I ask!”


   “No! Not when you sound like I’m not going to see you again!”


   He stared at her, swallowed hard, then took in a breath. “Goodbye Haili.”


   “Alec-” Before she could finish, his lifted his other arm and threw the same gust of wind he had thrown at Chrysós. It hit her dead on and pushed her back. She flew through the now open door and watched as it closed in front of her, her body still moving through the air. “Aleck!” She screamed again, before crashing to the ground, and cracking her head on the corner of a rock, making everything go black.

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Please making Maureen Robinson and Dr. Smith kissing picture. From Lost in Space (2018 TV series) 78.media.tumblr.com/b6c36c15e6…


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