As Aekus stat there he realized how little he knew about the world. He thought everything was about the same as in Sheil... Now he saw a large open field with green grass, and trees! No tall steel buildings, no steam pouring from random machinery, no shady people walking about. Just a field, and some large animals! When he got off the train he came to a small town, the buildings were built of wood and stone. After some time he came to the opening in the middle of town, after most people had slept. He may be somewhere else, but his sleeping habits were the same. As he appraised the town he heard a growl followed by a roar. It was at this point that he thought that if he had decided differently a few days ago that he wouldn't be staring down a large... well... he didn't know what it was called but it looked like a big cat, it was black and spotted white and gray. It stared at him with deep yellow eyes... if he had only stayed home.
Aekus sprinted down the alley and turned onto a stone street. It was night, and had rained that day, it was hard to see and slippery. He ran as fast as he could, coat waving behind him. His short black hair slicked back from the rain and running. In his arms, a bag full of money, and that money needed to be delivered. Sesh was waiting and the reds (police) were behind him. It was point, in that alley, that he decided he was done robbing stores and such.
Let's go back a little bit. The job was simple. Get in, grab cash, get out. The shop was a small jewelry store, privately owned, there should be no real security. There wasn't... He picked the back door lock, got the money, and a diamond bracelet, and left. The point where things went wrong is when he left. A random passerby saw the door open and watched Aekus leave. He called a nearby red and that was that... just his luck.
He turned left at the end of the alley, sped across the street and through a back yard. The reds were catching up and he needed to get away from them, so when he got through the back yard, past the large shack, he turned right into another yard... if you could call them that, the yards were really just an open area where people have a shed or garage to store stuff. In that yard he ducked under a rail and into a down stairs little corner, before the reds could see. He carefully opened the door and hid inside. The owners of the house must have been sleeping, because he wasn't found. Through the window of the dark room he watched the reds run past. He waited a few minutes and went out again, making his way to Sesh as fast as he could.
Sesh was waiting in their little hide out, which was under the shed of Mr.Heelie who left them alone, because they payed him. In the shed there was a desk, and under that desk was a rug, and under that rug was a door that led to the room where they did their dealings. He waited patiently and wondered if he got caught. Nah... Lari got caught, and he wasn't the brightest thief in the land. When Sesh was starting to get impatient Aekus fell through the door... not climbed, not sauntered, not poked in his head asking if anyone wanted some tea, he fell through. Sesh was a little confused but helped him up.
"Sorry I'm late, some guy saw me leaving the shop."
"Did he know who you were?"
"Nah, he just saw me leaving, I doubt he knew if I was even a guy or not."
"Well that's good, what'd you get?"
"Money, a bag of it, here."
He handed over the bag, not mentioning the bracelet.
"Listen, Sesh... I'm done"
"What?! But you're the best we've got, you avoided the reds with a sack of money, after hitting a jewelry store! They probably thought you had a sack of bracelets, and rings and such! Why are you done?"
"It's gotten to be too much... I'm 22 and all I've done is live in this rubbish city, stealing stuff for the gang."
"I want to go out and check out my options, I want a life Sesh."
"Well this is a life, but I see your point...I'll not tell anyone just till your gone, go pack your stuff... shame your leaving."
He got up, nodded and went off. He packed his things, and prepared some food for the trip. He also gathered some of the money he kept from various thefts. He grabbed the bracelet... it glittered in the faint light of his room. Something about it was rather amazing, which is why he took it. He wasn't sure if he'd keep it, give it to someone, or sell it... but for now he put it in his pocket and fell into his bed. He drifted to sleep wondering what he'd find in the world.
He got on the train heading to where ever he didn't recognize. The train was something new to him, on the inside anyway. It moved along rather quickly and shuddered a little. He arrived in the town...
The yellow eyes looked at him in the darkness, they almost seemed to glow... The thing roared again and darted forward. Now Aekus moved, he darted to the side. This was like when he was attacked by a rival gang... but bigger. He drew his knife and got into a ready stance. When the animal flew forward again Aekus stepped to the side and slashed at the thing. It roared and staggered to the side, thought it didn't fall. It jumped at Aekus and swung at him with a large arm, getting him in the arm. He was bleeding now... it had become a knife fight, who ever bled less, won. Aekus sprinted forward, got the large cat to dash one way, then changed direction, putting him beside the cat. He jumped on top of the cat and cut it again. He must of hit something important, because the beast fell and didn't get up. The people came out, and stared amazed... one man came to him.
"You killed a karra!"
"Sorry? You should be just glad to be alive!"
"I ... see..."
He passed out in the street. Someone must have rushed over to him, and someone must have bandaged him up, because he woke up in some building and he wasn't bleeding anymore. A group of people appeared to him.
"How did you do it?"
"Kill the karra?"
"What's a karra?"
"The big cat thing you fought!"
"I just... did I guess."
"You are something else... that karra had been terrorizing us for some time now. We are simple people and don't have any fighting experience. The tribals don't listen to us so we just stayed inside at night."
"They live on the plains!"
"Never heard of them."
He looked around, these people thought he had done something amazing, he thought he just tried to survive. His arm still hurt a little. He was alive.
"I'm glad I could help but I have no where to live you see."
A man stepped forward.
"I own the inn, you can stay in one of the rooms until you find another place."
"Thank you, how much is the room?"
"How m... you just relieved the town of a terror! It's free!"
"Oh! Well thank you very much!"
He was led to the room where he put his bag of things, took off his coat, and fell asleep...
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