Archivo de la categoría: Ways to the Empress

02 Master

After the shock, I felt better, but the smell of blood was evidence of what have happen. I didn’t know what to fell. “Girl, it’s good that you feel that way, I don’t want to teach murderers, but doves are also a no no. Remember that mercy almost get you killed. This time, you could prevent it, but could you do it the next time? Or the one after that? Remember, be neutral to who are neutral to you, a Buda to who is kind to you and a demon to who wants to kill you. That’s life in this world, remember that always.”

I had many things to think. What that voice said, was true, but I didn’t want to have blood soaked hands. Yes, I wanted my revenge, I wanted my family to suffer, but not that way. I didn’t know what to do.

“Little girl —the voice speak this time with a strict voice—, even if you don’t want to kill your family, you need strength and the conviction to kill. What could you do as you are right now? You are a powerless little girl that only knows how to be a proper woman. All your life had the only meaning of marriage, but now what? Would you have your vengeance cooking? Raising kids? Reciting poetry? The man who send these ones, perhaps will send more, what would you do?

I have save you once, but next time you have to save yourself and I’m giving you the chance. Would you take it?”

I was scared, I saw the blood, the destruction, my torn clothes, my vomit. I saw all that. I trembled, and my tears began to wash my face. “I need strength, teach me, master,” I said.

“Very well, I will do it, little girl, and the first lesson that I will teach you is to not be so naïve. I will be your master, but what would you do if I have bad intentions? Perhaps I want to use you, or torture you. You don’t even know what I am. What do you think?”

After a while I answer firmly, “Master, my life is yours. If not for you, I could be dead, not only that, my body could be sullied. I would have died with nobody to mourn me, food for the wild animals, a thing. If you want me dead, you could have waited; if you want to torture me, what can I do? From the beginning my life was not mine, but if you will be really my Master, no matter what you are, I promise you that I will be always loyal to you and not even the heavens could break my oath.”

“Good! —said the voice was laughing happily—, I will be your master! And for the bond of trust, I will be honest with you, at first, wanted your body. I need a fresh dead body to reincarnate. This body have to be highly compatible with my soul, and yours is like that. I could have being very easy to me to wait for your dead, but you know? Your situation was similar to somebody I swear to protect, but at that time I was too weak to do it. She had a gruesome dead, and I promise myself that I would prevent any similar situation to occur again. As you can see this is karma.”

I could feel the sadness in the voice. Perhaps she was a demon, but she was more humane that my family.

“The second lesson will be how to begin to cultivate —now she spoke gently, like a teacher that I used to have—, your body is mediocre at best, and your soul power is almost nonexistent. The first thing it could be changed and the second it was a blessing in disguise for you because for that I could enter your body and teach you. Later you will have a better soul power and perhaps could help me with obtain a new body, but that will be in the future. For now, I will teach you the basics of my cultivation technique, ‘Using demons and gods alike.’

What do you say? Are you ready?”

01 The ghost

“Stupid bitch, had to escape from us! Now you will die!”

Three men here kicking a girl on the ground. She had no more than 14 years old and already was suffering hell. The pain was almost nonexistent and she could see with supernatural clarity her blood running through the roots of the trees. She didn’t had strength to fight, she only could see her blood go away and with it, her life.

Was that the ending that she wanted? No! She wanted to be happy, to be married to a good man, and have kids. She wanted to be a good daughter, a good sister, a good wife. But nobody care what she wanted, nor her parents, nor her brothers and sister. She was angry, she was furious with everybody! She wanted revenge! But it didn’t matter anymore, that was the end of all.

She closed her eyes.

“Do you want to die?”

A voice inside her talked. Do you? —repeated—. What do you want?

She didn’t know what was happening, she only knew that it was not her voice. Could it be a ghost? Or perhaps a demon who wanted to play with her in her final moments.

“You are quite funny —said the voice—, you are about to die and I want to give you a chance, but right now you are thinking what I am? Does it really matter? I could be a ghost, a demon, a Buda or even a god, but it doesn’t matter to you. Dead people doesn’t have the right to know what I am. But I’m giving you a chance, only one. Do you want to live?”

Yes! I want to live! I want revenge! I want to be happy! I want all!

You want all? —the voice said while laughing—. You are really funny, I like it!, now my little lotus, I will give you a second chance.

In that moment I felt a surge of warm energy inside my body, it gave me strength enough to open my eyes. I saw one of the three men that were chasing me, over me, taking out my clothes. I screamed, and punched him. He was send flying through many trees, his body ended like mincemeat.

The other two were surprised, and scared and tried to run. “Kill them” —order the voice. At first, I froze. I never killed before, and I didn’t want to do it.

“So you want all? Is this the “all” that you were talking about? In this world, if you not kill, you will be killed. What do you think will happen if they escape? Will they leave you alone? Will they not inform what happen today to the one who wanted you? Being merciful with your enemies is being merciless with yourself. You choose.”

I didn’t want to do it but… I chased them. It was incredible, I had never been so fast in my life, it was like I was the wind itself. Quickly I found one men, he tried to outspeed me, but it was pointless. I throw a punch at him, he tried to evade it, but he couldn’t. Blood was everywhere and I closed my eyes while running. I stumbled and my face ended on the ground. “Get up and continue.”

I did that and began running again. Even with all the time I lost, I didn’t take to much to found the last man. He was agitated, and when he saw me, it was like he was seeing death itself. He stopped, he saw me with terrified eyes, and kneel down, asking for mercy. Almost crying.

The voice didn’t say anything, it was me who had to choose. I killed two men already, but he was defenseless, and he didn’t want to die, I know how he was feeling. “Perhaps, I could let him live after he tell me all what he knows”, it was what I was thinking, when in a flash, he took out a knife and threw it at me. It surprise me, but I could evade it easily.

He kowtowed, and ask for forgiveness. I walked to him, slowly. In that moment I didn’t think about anything. He kept asking and crying. When I was a foot away of him, he raised his head, and the last thing he saw was my foot squashing his head.

“The last one, was an impressive killing, good for you!” That voice made me realize what I had done. I saw my foot, I saw the carnage I made. I didn’t know what to do, what to fell, I wanted to yell, to cry. Many feelings inside me.

And all ended in a puke.

A terrible and agonizing puke.