-Then genocide will be our course of action if it comes to that, the job of men with convictions for justice is to stand firm in front of evil and its accomplices, never to waver in front of the ones who bring despair to the world even when the odds are against you.-
Midori spoke not directly at Grimalkin but towards the skies, almost proclaiming his ideals with a face brimming with righteous will and inner might.
-As a man that strives for justice and goodness I need to become a beacon of hope for others, as hope is what will save us all. That I learnt from my first Sworn Brother, and around this teaching I built my actions and thoughts, always looking to fulfill his ideals, that proved to be greater than my own selfish pursuit of Martial Mastery.-
The Bearded Warrior noticed he had spoken a bit too much an apologized.
-I’m sorry if I bored you, yet the idea of a fight to protect the world from evil may be a bit too endearing to avoid getting excited about, I think we will wait more comfortably on the main yard, I’ll search for some food and you could talk more in full about the situation.-
As Midori finished speaking and started moving to the stairs a cloud of snow, lifted by something could be seen over the treetops, coming from the West. The Contemplative Warrior stopped in his tracks and moved towards the edge of the wall, already prepared to fight, brandishing his weapon on hand and standing in guard, yet that sudden readiness faded the moment his keen eyesight was able to pick up to men running in front of the snow cloud. One was his comrade Byaku and the other looked like a Wandering Swordsman.
Both figures were seemingly racing each other, running at their top speed, with running styles as different as day and night. They stopped at the door and waited it for be opened from inside. Byaku hailed Midori with a smile.
-Brother, I have brought important news from the west and a potential new ally to join our cause.-
Midori looked at the man and made a reverence, with fist in palm, Kensei also bowed and both men felt a connection, only felt by those who share ideologies and convictions, even across time and space.
-We will discuss it later Brother, right now we have a more pressing matter to attend to.- The Bearded Warrior looked at Kensei and talked to him – I’m sorry but will have to talk a bit later, as a I mentioned a pressing matter is at hand.-
Kensei nodded understanding the situation. – I will remain here at the door while you solve it, I don’t wish to disturb you, as you clearly seem to know that manners and protocol are only interrupted in face of more important situations, I won’t take offense for your decision.-
-Thank you.- The Contemplative Warrior invited Byaku inside and called for Aka and Mustra. The Mute Prophet came fast, while the Viking Warrior was a bit sunned after the fight and the nap, not to mention the barrel of beer he drank as, he called it, “Home Remedy”.
-What is it Midori!? I was taking a nap! I don’t like being disturbed after killing people.- Aka was filled with new scars and Byaku almost asked what happened until Midori took the lead and spoke.
-I called you here so we can discuss the information brought to us by this lady, as somebody was pursuing here and Aka valiantly faced them, two to one and not only defeat one but also made the other escape.- Byaku let out a soft whistle of admiration, curiously imitated by Kensei from the other side of the door. If he didn’t have so much facial hair one could say Aka blushed a bit.
- This woman is carrying a dangerous item, which in the wrong hands could prove a disaster of enormous proportions. I offered my help, yet I cannot talk for my Sworn Brothers and Equals, the choice must be yours. - Midori stopped and let the others reply.
“She seems to be telling the truth, and the burden she carries is too much for her alone to hold. I’ll do my best to help” The Mute Prophet wrote on a scroll and showed to them
-If protecting her means more fighting you don’t even need to ask! BWAHAHAHAHA!- Aka roared with glee as he pounded his chest fiercely.
-I will need more information before being sure, yet I’ll trust you Brother Midori.- Byaku was the brains most of the time, but Midori earnest words convinced him.
-Well that’s settled, what is your plan Grimalkin? What is your plan to dispose from this demon? - Midori asked with seriousness after listening to his comrades opinions.