The Once and Future King Episode 4: Let the Battle begin

Desmond laughed for a moment to himself. The two were very close and exchanges such as this were an often occurrence within the household. ” Do you think I’ve got Cancer mom….” Desmond was genuinely concerned for his own well being not for his own mental peace but more for his mother’s. His mother pulled the car over quickly, before answering his question. ” No…I don’t believe you have cancer. I have never heard of a glowing red part of the body when cancer is present…have you?” His mother’s words were strangely comforting as he began to slightly rationalize and eliminate possible conditions. His mother noticed his face grow slightly calm, and in turn went back to the task of driving them home.

The rest of the drive was pleasant, the two simply remained silent as the sweets of smooth jazz resonated from the speaks around them. As he listened, Desmond would think to himself about what he would do, should he be told it was something more major then he hoped. As the fear had begun to well up within him, the boy managed to calm himself remembering that only the lord could know what was to come and that the lord would protect him. If only the boy knew what was really going on or could even remotely fathom it, he might not have to calm himself.

A left, and then a right, and then another left. Their house happened to be situated within a beautiful neighborhood on the east side of town. Just before making the final left onto their street; loud crashing and the sound of metal slamming into metal could be heard from down the street. ” What the hell is that?” his question would soon be answered as the two drove upon a site most interesting. Upon arriving on the street, Desmond’s mother would bring the car to screeching halt just a few feet away from what was causing the commotion. ” Are those two Knights????” Before the boy and his mother were two massive beings clad completely in armor. The two were exchange rather large blows with their swords . It would seem the two hadn’t been notice but it was not long until all the members of the neighborhood came out on the street to see what was going on.

” Get the hell out of there!!!!” The sound of Desmond’s father’s voice rang out above the sounds of the two warriors clashing. His mother, acting strictly on reflex, grabbed the boy’s arm and made a run for their home which was slightly to the right of them, about four car lengths away. As the two sprinted towards their home, one of the metal warriors punched the other in what would appear to be the head, causing it to stumble back. ” Strange metallic sounding voice, blurted forth from the massive metal warrior which punched the other. It turning to face the two. ” Found you at last….and it looks like you don’t know how to summon the armor…perfect…” Ignoring the warrior’s words, Desmond’s mother continued to run for a moment before noticing that Desmond was brought down to his right knee. He clutched his arm, screaming in agony as the scar had begun to glow am even brighter red then before.

” Shit…ahhhh…why now of all times….I have to move….”  He could barely speak let alone move. The massive armor clad warrior had begun to approach the boy. After a few moments, the warrior would be upon Desmond, simply raising sword above the boy in preparation to end his life. Desmond had begun to panic, but the pain was so intense the boy couldn’t bring himself to move.

” I’m gonna die…I’m gonna die….” The boy’s frantic words could be heard by everyone around him who had begun to scream for help, yet they themselves were frozen in fear. All hope the boy had was beginning to fade quickly as he knew his life would shortly be over. All hope would appear lost to the boy, until he heard a strange voice from a strange place deep within himself.

” Why have you not yet claimed your birth right…young warrior?” The voice was deep yet inviting and Desmond had found it to be calming in what he believed to be his final moments. ” My birth right?,,,What do you mean?” Desmond was slightly puzzled by the male voice’s words yet he could feel the urge to close his eyes, and in turn did so. As the blade from the warrior would come down towards the boy, a strange light would erupt from the boy, completely eclipsing the entire area with in it’s radiance. ” The power you were born to possess young man….Be filled with pride and rejoice for you may now claim your birth right…for you are!!!!!” Desmond would yell out the final portion of the voice’s words aloud uncontrollably. ” The Once and Future King…..King Arthur!!!!!”

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