” Ah___” the boys yelled with mouth flown agape.
The armoured guy just stood and watch as the two young lads continue to yell frantically. with a frown on his face he watched as there yelling slowly diminished into silence. he gave an evil grin, shooked his head quite a dozen of times before speaking. “ oh I am delighted that you guys have finished shout___”
“Ah ___” the boys screamed again more boisterously and interrupted his speech.
“ I sayed shut up, how dare you interrupt my speech. do l look like a lousy clown? ” the armoured guy bellowed furiously with the voice of a stentorian.
“ no– no- – no____” they stammered with there chins and limbs quivering profusely. the boys clasped each other very tightly no one was willing to let go of the other.
jimi who was sweating profusely mustered courage and asked with a stammering voice. “ w-ho __are you? wh- -ere__ did you come from? wh- -at__ do you want? and wh- -y__ are you chasing us? ”
the armoured guy grunted before replying
“ too many questions, I wasn’t chasing you guys, you guys saw me and started running frantically like two dumb chickens that are afraid of death.”
“ dude he is kinda right. he wasn’t chasing us was he ” Derick asked sarcastically. with a wary look Jimi mumbled “ I think he was, if you believe am wrong. then why his he here? ”
“ yes why are you here? ” Derick shrieked with fright. the armoured guy could see fear embedded in the eyes of the boys, so he assured them softly
“ relax, I’m not going to kill you guys ”
“ how on earth do you expect us to believe that? ” jimi shrieked frantically still clasping Derick tightly.
“ if I wanted to kill you I would have done that in the twinkle of an eye.” the armoured guy let out softly, he had the voice and physique of a malevolent titan, but the way he acted and talked where that of a benevolent gentleman man. “ come on feel free, I won’t harm you ”
The boys hesistated for some seconds and stared at him as if he was a ghost.
“ go on feel free ” he said softly harmlessly to them.
bit by bit they slowly disentangled from each other and remain quiet there fear was gradually subsiding.
“ you have nothing to be afraid of, you don’t need to be afraid of me okay ”
“ come on. you came out of a gat damn portal and you say we’ve got nothing to be afraid of gush ! ” derick cried out.
“swear you are not gonna harm us ” Jimi cuts in. The armoured guy stared at Jimi for some moment with his lips pursed. he hesitated and repeatedly tapped his right foot on the ground. his eyes examined the boys for some moment before he spoke.
“ if that’s what you want. I vouch that I will never take any of your lifes it’s a solemn promise ”
“ I said swear not vouch ” Jimi reminded him.
“ huh ? what’s the difference anyway? ” he asked and grunted loudly. but there was no response, he looked at the two boys straight in eyes and observe that they where also looking into his eyes.
“ ok, ok, fine, I swear never to take any of your life’s its a solemn promise ”
“ yeah !!! ” the two boys let out.
“ well that’s better and placating. thank you sir for sparing our lives, we thought you where gonna kill us, but I guess we where wrong. I think we should be leaving ” jimi sayed with witty gestures and chuckled humoriously, he slowly turned around to leave.
” not so fast. I want something from you ” the armoured guy blurted out pointing his forefinger at Jimi.
“ me ? ” Jimi asked sarcastically, pointing at himself with fright drawn over his face.
“ oh God of megazon, I knew it, I knew you were up to something. what the heck do you want from me ? ” he shrieked hysterically “ sir, I don’t have anything to give to you sir, I swear__ am still leaving with my parents, just let me go ”
Derick cuts in
“ you mean let us go ”
“ oh, yeah let us go ”
the armoured guy assured them again.
“ relax I just need a favour from you ”
“ and what could that possibly be…. ? ”
The armoured guy grunted, stared at Jimi for some couple of seconds, heaved a sigh before speaking
“ don’t be freaked out by what am gonna say okay ”
“ wh–at…. if…. I can’t grant your favour or wish. what will you do to me ? ”
“ nothing ”
“ nothing? ”
“ well if you don’t grant my desire my father is going to die. I don’t want him to die ”
“ you mean as in D-I-E die ” derick cuts in sarcastically
“ yes of course what did you think ”
“ I thought your father was gonna dye as in D-Y-E ” Derick answered and
slowly wiped the beads of sweat hanging on his forehead with the back of his hand “ I thought your father is a tailor ”
“ what!! how dare you ” the armoured guy bellowed with sterning annoyance.
“ I – – l th- -ought y- -our fa- -ther was gonna dy- -e clothes. if jimi doesnt grant your re-qu-es- – t ” Derick stuttered profusely
“ enough!!! with your insolence ” the armoured guy was enraged “ how dare you call my father darkside Emperor of Styx a tailor ”
“dark what!!! ” the two boys gasped and froze in shock
“ I said dark side ”
the boys where completely dumb struck with mouth agape. they where probably scared to death by the creepy name dark side.
“ so….why do you… need us in the first place ” derick asked
“ did you just say us?”
“ yes sir ”
“ you are worthless, so I don’t need you. I just need your friend ”
“ so come on already hit the nail on the head what the heck do you need? ” Jimi blurted out.
“ remember I told you not to freak out?”
“yes” Jimi nodded
“thats good all I need from you is your blo…..”
“ well come on spit it out already. my what ? ”
“ your blo… ”
“ my what!!! ? ”
“ your blood ”