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    The death of a hero. [S-rank Exam]

    Hero Yamamoto
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    Post by Hero Yamamoto on 2nd December 2018, 6:48 pm

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    Current HP: 1,000 / 1,000
    Current MP: 100%
    Word Count: 0,757
    Total Word Count: 00,757
    WC Requirement: 04,000
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    Months.

    Months and months.

    Months, months, months, months, months... gone. Gone.

    All gone.

    It had been months now since Hero had begun his search for the members of his guild, Golden Phoenix. However... none of them were anywhere to be found. The giant started to become obsessed, his ears beginning to ring whenever he thought of a new town to travel to. Despite the people around him trying to get his attention, everything was drowned out. He could neither see nor hear anything else now. It got so bad in fact that his skin grew discolored and his eyes darkened from lack of sleeping and lack of blinking. The man once respected and renowned far and wide was reduced nearly to a madman. It was not as though he was hated. Everywhere he traveled, he was still respected and was treated with love and care. Everyone knew.

    Hero Yamamoto was finally falling apart. He realized it too. He could no longer even force a smile for the children who looked up to him; he could no longer shoulder the burdens of those who he believed he could swiftly protect; all he could do now... was apologize. All of these thoughts flooded his mind. He hated only himself. He wasn't there. He couldn't protect them. His home. His cousin. Even in his dreams, his thoughts haunted him; the innkeepers... even other people who stayed at these inns worried for this man who screamed and cried through the night alone. Really, who would blame him? He knew it though. Eventually Hero needed to figure out how to move on... but when? This already-deep hole was only getting deeper.

    On a sunny day in this winter season, Hero was taking a walk upon that island which was once his home. He kept to himself again while ignoring everything and everyone as best he could unless someone tapped his arm. And unfortunately for him, there was a lot of commotion in the square up ahead. There was someone over there shouting his name and then people started turning around to see the giant standing there in the middle of the street. Then the huge mob of people ran toward him frantically... but then they fell silent and had sorrow-filled faces. It seemed there was something really bad going on that especially involved Hero, which made him worry a bit. An older man then, though hesitantly, started speaking.

    "Hero... none of us believe this is going to be easy. In fact we're scared of what might happen but you deserve to know..."

    "Hmm...? What's wrong?"

    The giant started to realize what this might have been about. They were all dead, right? All of his loved ones. The many members of his guild whom he worked with often and shared drinks with and ate with and partied with. Honestly, he figured as much. He would have found at least one person by now if any of them survived.

    "Well... we've seen people who looked like members of Golden Phoenix up in the ruins. Its been happening for a few days now and we think magic might be involved."

    The expression on his face couldn't be seen but his presence... it warped drastically. The mob of people around the giant started to cry, knowing what Hero must have been going through at that very moment. Yamamoto said nothing at all and only one at a time rested his hands gently on each of their heads as he walked through the crowd. The man's footsteps were heavy... extremely heavy. So heavy in fact that the concrete began to crack. Hero's body began to glow brightly gold, and when he traveled a decent distance away from all those people, he launched himself into the air. The grimace never left his face and the aura surrounding his body started turning darker. Some small part of him hoped... just a little... that someone was okay.

    "Why not just admit it and accept the fact that they're all dead? You know it deep down. All you are doing is forcing yourself to suffer. Do you think they would want you to do this to yourself? Doubtful."

    In his mind was that deep, sinister voice again speaking to Yamamoto's consciousness. The giant gritted his teeth. The voice was right after all. All the man was doing was suffering on his own because he felt it was his fault. However... what was happening there? Some way, some how he felt the urge to find out regardless of what was going on.

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    Post by Hero Yamamoto on 4th December 2018, 12:53 am

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    Current MP: 100%
    Word Count: 0,641
    Total Word Count: 01,398
    WC Requirement: 04,000
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    The ruins. Hero didn't think he'd be going back there so soon, granted he was usually nearby. The place was marked by a giant crater and was covered with large blocks of concrete, marble and pieces of statues. Pieces of wood that were once furniture; faded, partially burned photos and papers stuck in the marred dirt as though it had happened only a couple of days ago. Remnants of the phoenixes who guarded the entrance littered the field though neither of their bodies were found. It would have been nice if at least they were safe somewhere; that may have given the giant some small peace of mind. Things... were going too well weren't they... that was why this catastrophe happened. "Am I cursed to ruin the lives of my loved ones?" He thought that at the back of his mind while walking around the crater. Perhaps the giant's purpose was to protect without making any connections. To do everything on his own. The Gods certainly at the very least had an awful sense of humor.

    The so called "Power of Friendship" characters in books and TV shows talked about did not exist in this harsh reality. That feeling of empowerment one got when their backs were guarded by their closest allies was fleeting at best and non-existent... painful at worst. After all what would happen if their strongest ally and friend could not be there to help them? What then? At best, they survive by the skin of their teeth; at worst? Well... this was the result. His loved ones had traveled to a place Hero could no longer reach no matter how hard he'd try... and he did try. Thoughts such as "they wouldn't want that for you" and "it will pass in time" held no weight to he who literally could not die even if he intentionally tried to die. There was no logical way he could really know what they all would have said because, well, he wasn't there. Tears welled up in this grown man's eyes, and though he did not make a sound himself, those teardrops which hit the ground made a seemingly deafening thud. His hands were clutched so tightly that blood puddled in his palms before also falling to the ground. And even though someone approached slowly in the distance, Hero did not react. Eventually though, that person spoke and their voice was not familiar.

    "Heeeeeh? So someone had the guts to come all the way out here after all. Aren't you way too hu- AH! YOU MUST BE HERO YAMAMOTO! HAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! OH BOY I GOT A SPECIAL TREAT FOR YOU! It took me two months of incanting and buckets of mana but I managed to resurrect a few of your dead friends. You see I h-"

    It occurred so quickly that even Hero did not consciously register the action. The man croaked as Yamamoto slowly crushed his skull with one hand after seemingly teleporting in front of the proclaimed necromancer. Even as that man died, he said that it wouldn't matter if he died; they'd still wander in search of Hero while slandering their own names. Blood gushed from his eyes, ears and mouth the moment his skull shattered, the pieces cutting deeply into his brain. He then collapsed on the ground and had continuous seizures until his heart finally stopped beating. As for Hero... a miasma crept slowly from his body while crying uncontrollably. Why...? Why?! WHY?!

    "WHY?! NONE OF THEM DESERVED THAT FATE! NONE OF THEM! WHY DID YOU GODS FORSAKE MY LOVED ONES? AHHHHHHHHHH! Dammit... dammit... why them...?"

    The giant fell to his knees, and finally his heart had been broken. For a time, he did not move from that spot; on that day the people of that island came to remember it as the day... a hero died.

    © Coding done by Hero Yamamoto



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    Post by Hero Yamamoto on 5th December 2018, 11:41 pm

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    Current MP: 600 / 600
    Word Count: 0,725
    Total Word Count: 02,123
    WC Requirement: 04,000
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    On this dreary day, a corpse lay upon the dirt a mere few steps from where Hero was sitting on his knees. It alone was not important, but what it said was. It had resurrected his family to hunt him down and kill anyone else in their path. It had every intention of desecrating Golden Phoenix's name with this act. The why no longer mattered. Hero was no longer filled with any other emotions than pure unbridled hatred, and unyielding sorrow for what he was likely forced into by the Gods themselves. Those very Gods who gave his family this lineage to be a living divine hero on Earth. The giant now no longer believed the Gods were on his side; in fact, he was forsaken by them. To have received a fate such as this... what else could it have been?

    What was he to do now with all this rage? As much as he had recovered mentally at the current moment, Hero was not at all confident he could return to that nearby town. The aura exuding from his person was black, polar opposite to the brilliant gold he normally presented to others. Its thickness made it act similarly to a liquid; it oozed outward along the floor in all directions seeking out sentience. There was an eerie silence in the crater, as though the place was put on mute; there was not even the slightest hint of a breeze or of a bird chirping or of a bug crawling.

    Yamamoto tread on a very thin line between sanity and madness; he could be pushed either way at the drop of a feather depending on who he confronted in those next uncountable moments. However, the man knew he could not drown in this pool of despair for long. No matter heavy this feeling was, he had a job to do, to protect the innocent of Fiore... and to free his family who had been shackled to this world for the enjoyment of some waste of space. It was not an easy thing to think about. Hero's hands continued to tremble at the realization that he would most likely have to... do something unforgivable. Suddenly a familiar voice rang out into the air, his own name being what shot into his ears, and after that one, many more followed. They were all familiar. Upon turning around, the giant's greatest fear of the moment came true. Members of Golden Phoenix he had laughed with... shared drinks with... gone out on jobs with... he recognized every single one. Hero made not a single sound as tears poured from his eyes; in fact, so much liquid came from his eyes that hints of red started to show through the clear water. He gritted and gnashed his teeth; his short nails tore into the palms of his hands.

    As his family grew closer, he started to notice that they were all crying too. Running toward him now, they shouted their feelings at him. Telling him it wasn't his fault. Telling him they were glad he was alive. Telling him they were sorry for not being able to say goodbye. Everyone fell silent except for one though, who cried so much harder than the others.

    "Hero... we're sorry. We're so sorry! We... can't stay here for long. That necromancer... he wasn't strong enough to keep us all tethered to the world. I... I'm so... very glad... we could see you this one last time... so so very glad."

    "Everyone... I... I... I'M SORRY! I'M SORRY!"

    Hero finally let it out. He bawled his eyes out, and as he did so, all the others crowded around and hugged him tightly. For this brief time, the old man felt relief. Relief he could only possibly get through something miraculous like this. Even as they one by one faded into light and floated to the open sky, Hero faithfully said goodbye and provided the one thing he always could: an unyielding, unbreakable smile. As the last ones floated off, there was only one presence which remained and... this was going to be far more painful to accept. That singular voice called out to Hero in his usually casual way, which caused the man's whole body to tense up and shake.

    "Yo! I know it's a bit late but... well, welcome back, bro."

    © Coding done by Hero Yamamoto



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    Post by Hero Yamamoto on 19th December 2018, 3:14 pm

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    Total Word Count: 02,123
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