Ronin Warriors Fan Fiction ❯ The Battle Begins ( Chapter 2 )
so ov er those few days. Miya and Ashiyu made& nbsp;sure that the Roninâ€™s as w ell as Anubis trained since it had been a
while since they had las t had to fight the Dynasty plus they knew that they nee ded to get stronger if they hoped to&nbs p;
beat Yuri and the Dynasty. They knew that Yuri&nb sp;was stronger than the Roninâ€™s&nbs p;thought he was and that he would be
a challenge fo r all of them to defeat, even working&nb sp;together.
Miya knew that Yuri w as just waiting for the most opportune moment to attack. He was good at waiting until& nbsp;
his target was least expecting it. Thatâ€™s what made him such a threat to them. She wanted to be sure that  ;they were
all ready for anything that Yuri would have to throw at them. She&nb sp;didnâ€™t want any one of them to be struck down
unexpectedly because one of them let their guard down. She knew that the Roni nâ€™s were getting restless from having
to train for three days straight& nbsp;but she didnâ€™t feel like they were ready to face Yuri and she had even told them that.
â€œCome on, why do we&n bsp;have to bother with this stupid training? Why canâ€™t we just go take care of Yuri and
the Dynasty right now?â€ asked Kento.
Suddenly,&nbs p;Miya came out of nowhere and used her staff to knock&n bsp;Kentoâ€™s legs out from under  ;him and
making him fall to the gro und.
â€œYou canâ€&tra de;t because youâ€™re not ready yet. Y ou have to always keep your guard up,&nb sp;you have to be ready for
anything,&nb sp;you have to be able to move with  ;more speed, you need to expect the expected, and you need to have
patience. When I feel that you are ready, when I say th at you are ready, only then will you&nbs p;be ready.â€ said Miya.
&ac irc;€œYeah, well, you donâ€™t&nb sp;need to be so rough about it.â€ said Kento as he started to get up but was preventing& nbsp;
from doing so as Miyaâ€™s staff drove him back dow n and kept him from getting up.
â€&oeli g;Iâ€™m only doing this to make&n bsp;sure that all of you are ready. One& nbsp;wrong move could cost you everything. Yo u
canâ€™t just beat Yuri with luck. You will have to actuall y outsmart him, youâ€™ll have to be faster than him, youâ€& trade;ll need
to see his attack coming before&nbs p;it does.â€ said Miya before jumping back&n bsp;as Cye tried to attack her than Ryo& nbsp;come
after her. â€œYouâ&eur o;™ll have to be much faster than that. Yuri can see your attacks coming before you e ven make them. If
you canâ€™ t even beat me than youâ€™ll never& nbsp;beat Yuri. You need to work together as a whole if you hope to win.â€  ;she
said before also knocking Ryo down& nbsp;as well. â€œAshiyu and I are as strong as Yuri but we canâ€™t defeat Yuri and the
Dynasty alone. We ne ed your help, and we need to be rea dy soon before itâ€™s too late.&a circ;€
With that, Miya turned  ;and walked away into the woods. She nee ded some time alone to think. She knew&n bsp;that
the Ronin Warriors were strong already but she also knew that they werenâ€™t ready to face Yuri yet and she wanted&nb sp;to
make sure they were, so they didnâ€™t make the same mistake th at she did. She and Ashiyu had once  ;had another
friend who fought with them but he had been killed by Yuri because of&nb sp;a mistake that she had made. His name had
been Raiden. He had joined her and Ashiyu to fight the Dynasty, but only ended up losing his life. He and&nb sp;Miya had
even started to fall in  ;love with one another and had even thou ght of marrying after they had defeated the Dynasty
but now that would not be happening.
Miya had been blaming herself since Raidenâ€™s death , despite how much Ashiyu assured her th at it was not her
fault and telling her that Raiden wouldnâ€&tr ade;t blame her either, but she believed otherwise. She had let down  ;her guard
for a moment but a moment was enough. Yuri attacked while her guard was down but the attack never hit her.
Raiden had put himself in the way of the attack to  ;protect her. He had died in her arms&nb sp;moments later. Ever since
Miya had bl amed herself for his death and would not forgive herself for what had happened. She&nb sp;had even trained
herself harder so th at she wouldnâ€™t make that same& nbsp;mistake again.
â€œStay  ;low, Soft, dark, and dreamless, Far beneath& nbsp;my nightmares and loneliness, I hate me, for breathing  ;
without you, I don’t want to feel anymore for you;
â&e uro;œGrieving for you, I’m not grieving for you, Nothing real love can’t undo, And though I may have&n bsp;lost my
way, All paths lead straight to you;
â€œI long to&n bsp;be like you, Lie cold in the ground& nbsp;like you.â€ Miya sang, thinking of Raiden as she did so.
J ust then, there was a rustling in the trees. Miya was on full alert, holding her&nbs p;staff ready just in case it was
Yuri or one of his minions. But it was only Ryo who walked through the&n bsp;trees.
â€œRyo, whatâ&e uro;™re you doing out here?â€ asked Miya, relaxing her grip&n bsp;on her staff.
â€œI  ;came to check on you, make sure you&nbs p;were okay. You seemed kind of upset ba ck there so I followed you
than I&n bsp;heard you singing. That was beautiful. You have a nice voice.â€&nbs p;said Ryo.
â€œThank you.&n bsp;I was singing about someone that I knew a long time ago,&nbs p;someone that I havenâ€™t seen in years.â€
â€œWhy? What happened?â€&nb sp;asked Ryo.
â€œHeâ€ ™s dead. He was killed by Yuri. He , Ashiyu and I were fighting Yuri and the Dynasty years ago. It seemed
like we were fairing, but then I let my guard down and Raiden  ;was the one that paid the price for it with his life. He
died because he w anted to protect me. And ever since, I&a circ;€™ve been blaming myself for his&n bsp;death.â€ said Miya.
â&e uro;œYou made a mistake. And he died&nb sp;because he chose to. He wanted you to live so that you could accomplish
what you couldnâ€™t then. He obviously cared about you a lot if he was willing to give his life for you.â€ said Ryo.
â €œWe were supposed to get married.&acir c;€ said Miya as she stared down at the ground.
â€œHe mus t have loved you dearly to make such&nbs p;a big sacrifice.â€ said Ryo.
â€œThat doesnâ€™t mean& nbsp;that I will forgive myself for making&nb sp;such a stupid mistake. I should never  ;have let my
guard down. And I don& acirc;€™t want anyone to make my m istakes.â€ said Miya.
â&eur o;œWell, thereâ€™s always an eas y solution to that little problem. Get t he Ronin Warriors to surrender.â€ said& nbsp;Ryo.
Surprised by what she he ard Ryo say, she turned to look at him but when she looked at him, it wasnâ€™t Ryo
â€&oelig ;Kane; I shouldâ€™ve known that it was you.â€ said Miya, holding h er staff ready.
â€œYes,&nbs p;well I figured that you would least suspect it was me if I were to disguise mys elf as the leader of the
Ronin Warr iors. Yuri sent me to give you a message. If y ou surrender now, he promises to have mercy on you and
your frien ds.â€ said Kane.
â€&oe lig;Hmm, I highly doubt that. And we will never surrender to&n bsp;the Dynasty. The Ronin Warriors are going to
destroy the Dynasty.â€ said&nb sp;Miya.
â€œIâ€™m&nb sp;afraid my brothers and I think differently .â€ said Kane.
An attack&nbs p;came out of nowhere and Miya barely had time to&n bsp;dodge it but she managed to move out of the way
in time. Unfortunately, the&n bsp;Amulet of Life also came out from under her shirt and before she could hide it again,
Kane saw it.
â€& oelig;The Amulet of Life; Yuri has been searching long for that. With that, heâ €™ll be able to rule both worlds
without anyone to question his power. Give it to me, and I may just get him to let you live.â€ said Kane&n bsp;as two more
men landed on either side of him.
â€œNever, I sh all never let you or anyone else have&nb sp;this amulet. Like I would really give  ;this to Yuri so he can
destroy everything. Iâ€& trade;d rather die first.â€ said Miya.& nbsp;
â€œThat can be arrange d.â€ said Kane. He looked to the&n bsp;man on his right. â€œShow her my brother Ryozo.â€
&a circ;€œMy pleasure.â€ said Ryozo,  ;moving forward.
Just then, a white blur came out of nowhere, knocking Ryozo to the ground.&nbs p;It was Ryoâ€™s white tiger,
â€œWhiteblaze, come on!â&e uro; said Miya as she ran for it with Whiteblaze running a long with her, the two of them
runn ing deeper into the woods.
Once&nb sp;they were a good distance away and hi dden, Miya stopped and knelt in front of Whiteblaze as she took
off the amulet.
&aci rc;€œWhiteblaze, I need you to do something for me. I need you to take&nbs p;the Amulet of Life back to my father.& nbsp;
Heâ€™ll understand. Right now, I just need to get it somewhere safe and right now, itâ€™s not safe with me. I know you
wanna help and right now, the best thing you can do is get this to my& nbsp;father. Can you do that for me?â&e uro; said Miya.
Whiteblaze roared in response and Miya took that as a yes. She handed the amulet to Whitebla ze, who took it
in his mouth than&n bsp;ran back toward where Ashiyu, the Ronin&a circ;€™s and Anubis were. She knew  ;what she had to do. She
had to&nbs p;keep Kane and his brothers distracted so&nb sp;Whiteblaze had time to get back to the others.
â€œLook brothers, sheâ€™s making it easy for us.â€ said Kane.
â€œIâ€™ll take care of her. Darkness Destruction!â&eur o;
â€œLight of the Heavens!â€ shouted Miya, raising her staff and deflecting the attack tha n sending one of her own.
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â€œMiya&aci rc;€™s been gone quite a while. I& nbsp;wonder if there was something that upset her for her to been gone for so
long.â€ said Ryo .
â€œI wonder if it&nb sp;was something we might of done.â€ said Cye.
â €œNo, itâ€™s nothing like t hat. She was upset but it was nothing you guys did. It was  ;a memory, a memory that
sheâ€&tra de;s tried so hard to forget.â€ sa id Ashiyu.
â€œWhat memory&n bsp;are you talking about?â€ asked Anub is.
â€œI canâ€™ t tell you. She made me swear not to tell anyone.â€ said Ashiyu.
â&eu ro;œShe is my daughter. I think that&nb sp;entitles me to know what kinds of things are troubling and upsetting&n bsp;my
daughter.â€ said Anubis.
â€œMiya…was in love once. His name was Raiden. We&nb sp;met him not long after her village was destroyed. He had
family members killed by the Dynasty as well. He even joined&n bsp;us in our fight against the Dynasty. The two of them
grew c lose over the time we spend fighting the Dynasty over the years, eventually falling&n bsp;in love. They were due to
be ma rried after we defeated the Dynasty.
â€œIt was in one fight that Miya made a mistake which to this&n bsp;day she still deeply regrets. In a f ight against
Yuri, she let her guard down&nbs p;for a split second. Yuri attacked. Miya saw it coming at the last second but it wasnâ€™t
enough time to s ave Raiden. He threw himself in front of the attack. He died several minutes later in Miyaâ€™s arms.
She still blames herself for his death.â€ said&nb sp;Ashiyu.
â€œThatâ€&trade ;s awful. No wonder sheâ€™s been& nbsp;pushing us so hard. And I wanted to complain.â€ said Kento, feeling bad&nb sp;
Just then, they all heard a roar behind them& nbsp;and turned to see Whiteblaze come out of the woods alone.
â€& oelig;Whiteblaze, whereâ€™s Miya?â€&n bsp;asked Ryo.
Whiteblaze walked over&n bsp;to Anubis, staring up at him for a&n bsp;minute before lowering his head to lie&nb sp;something
on the ground at Anubisâ&e uro;™ feet. Anubis then bent down and picked it up.
â€œWhat is it Anub is?â€ asked Ryo.
â€&oe lig;Itâ€™s the amulet. Miya must have sent this back with Whiteblaze so she could g et it as far from her as possible
so that she knew it was sa fe.â€ said Anubis.
â€& oelig;Why? Why would she do that?â€&nbs p;asked Sage.
â€œShe would& nbsp;only do that if she was in trouble.â€ said Ashiyu, her tone&nbs p;full of worry.
â€œAlright, Rowen , you, Cye and Kento, you two stay here with Mia and Yulie. Anubis, Ashiyu,  ;Sage and I
will go find Miya. Whiteblaze, youâ€™ll have to lead us to her since you kn ow where she is.â€ said Ryo.
Whiteblaze roared in response, which sa id to them that it meant a yes.
The white tiger took o ff into the woods and the four of t hem followed him. They silently prayed that&n bsp;they
would find Miya before anything  ;bad happened to her.
Suddenly, th ere was an explosion not far off into the distance, making all fi ve of them stop as they saw it and
even felt the ground shake.
â€œMiya!â€ exclaimed Ashiyu.& nbsp;
â€œWe should hurry.â& euro; said Anubis as he hurried after Whiteblaze, who was still running toward where he had
Ashiyu, Ryo, Rowen and Sage& nbsp;followed after the white tiger as well.& nbsp;They were concerned for Miyaâ€™s& nbsp;well-
being and safety as well. As t hey drew closer to the explosion, they c ould see several figures fighting and one of
them they could  ;see was Miya, and she wasnâ€™t&n bsp;fairing so well but she was still able to hold her own and stand her
ground. She was tired though and she looked like she was a little hurt.
â€œWe h ave to help her.â€ said Ashiyu.
â€œYou heard the lady gu ys, Miya needs us. Letâ€™s armor& nbsp;up.â€ said Ryo. â€œArmor&nb sp;of Wildfire! Dao Jin!â€
& acirc;€œArmor of Halo! Dao Chi!â€
â€œTo Arms!â€ s houted Anubis, transforming into his old Armo r of Cruelty.
â€œWe wi ll have the pleasure of taking your head to Lord Yuri.â€ said Kane as  ;he headed at Miya, ready to strike
Kaneâ€™s weapon& nbsp;was deflected by Ryo and Sageâ€™s swo rds, just barely inches away from Miyaâ€™s head and the&n bsp;
two of them deflected Kane back away Miya.
â€œOh look brot hers, her friends have shown up to save& nbsp;her.â€ said Ryozo.
â&e uro;œSage, get Miya out of here. The rest of us can handle these guys.â€ sai d Ryo.
â€œYou got it.â€ said Sage, putting his sword  ;on his back, turning around and helping  ;Miya up, and then heading
out of there as quick as he could.
â€&o elig;You shouldnâ€™t have come for&nbs p;me.â€ said Miya.
â€& oelig;We couldnâ€™t just leave you out here alone. We had to come save you.&aci rc;€ said Sage.
â€œYou donâ€™t understand Sage.â€  ;said Miya.
As soon as she said that, a blast came out of nowhere and knocked them to the groun d. They ended up
separated by some distance between them. Sage was on his f eet in the blink of an eye with his swo rd out and ready,
making his way over to w here Miya sat. It was clear that she was tired and possibly hurt. She could not stand on her
own right now, not having the energy to do so  ;after her fight with Kane and his broth ers. Sage took her by the hand
and& nbsp;helped her up.
â€œI&nb sp;think we have company.â€ said Sage,& nbsp;holding his sword ready in front of them. He was determined to
protect&nb sp;Miya no matter what.
â€&o elig;Darkness Destruction!â€
â&e uro;œThunderbolt Cut!â€ yelled Sage.
The Thun derbolt Cut was meant to block the attack, but the attack cut right through Sageâ€™s Thunderbolt Cut
and headed right at them. Sage used his body to shield Miya& nbsp;as the attack hit them. They hit the ground hard, Sage
taking more of&nbs p;the shock of the attack and them hitti ng the ground than Miya. Before they cou ld recover, another
attack came at them.
â€œBlack Lightning Slash!& acirc;€
Another attack came out of nowhere and blocked the first. Then s everal figures walked out of the shadows  ;
and stood in front of Sage and Miya, as though they were their protectors. Both of&nb sp;them recognized them almost
immediately. & nbsp;
â€œCale. Dais. Sekmet.&acir c;€ said Miya, a bit surprised to see the three former Warlords.&n bsp; »What’re you guys doing
« We’re here to help of course. » said&nb sp;Cale.
« Lady Kayura has been watching you guys and sent us to lend a hand. » said Sekmet.
« That’s Kayura for you. » said Miya w ith a smile.
A voice cut through the darkness, disrupting them before anyone could say another word.
« It doesn’t matter how many you have to&nbs p;help you, that amulet will soon belong to the Dynasty, along with
each and every one of your heads. No one will be able to stop Lord Yuri and the Dynasty from ruling both worlds. »&nbs p;
Silence followed, whi ch meant that Kane was no longer there and the&nb sp;danger was gone.