WARNING: The following story material may contain acts of violence and adult content. This is not intended for audience below the age of 18. Reader discretion is advised.
“I’m losing a lot of blood and it’s getting colder.” He said in few of his last breath. “Charlie, please no!!” “Hana….being with you really made this trip worthwhile.” He said, “And last night was one of the best nights I had with you. I really think you’re beautiful and the sweetest.”
“You think I’m beautiful and sweet? Even though I’m a killer?” she said. “Well, you didn’t try to kill me.” Charlie said. “Hana….”
“What? Charlie? CHARLIE?” She sounded tense. “Hana….I love you.” And that was his last words.
Tears came running down Hana’s face as she knew what just happened. She gripped his lifeless body and screamed out, “AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!”
“I’m losing a lot of blood and it’s getting colder.” He said in few of his last breath. “Charlie, please no!!”
“Hana….being with you really made this trip worthwhile.” He said, “And last night was one of the best nights I had with you. I really think you’re beautiful and the sweetest.”
“You think I’m beautiful and sweet? Even though I’m a killer?” she said. “Well, you didn’t try to kill me.” Charlie said. “Hana….”
“What? Charlie? CHARLIE?” She sounded tense. “Hana….I love you.” And that was his last words.
Tears came running down Hana’s face as she knew what just happened. She gripped his lifeless body and screamed out, “AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!”
People watching the whole thing live on screen were horrified to what seemed like a challenging yet harmless event turned into something fatal and ugly.
“Oh my god…” A horrified Admeta said.
“Yes……” Tiberius said. “This has taken a turn for the wicked and easily queasy….but it is getting good.”
“GOOD?” Terri said with concern. “Two contestants just died out there!!”
“Yeah. I know.” Tiberius said.
“AND you didn’t get them the fuck out!” Admeta said. “I told you to get those guys out!! They could’ve been safe and out of harm’s way!! NOW WE GOT TWO DEAD BODIES!! And how in the hell they sneak in there?”
“Beats the fuck out of me.” Staley said. “I guess security wasn’t as tight as we thought.”
“WASN’T AS TIGHT AS WE THOUGHT!?” Admeta screamed. “One small guy sneaked in along with two other motherfuckers in there!! THEY FUCKED UP AND WE FUCKED UP IF THIS SHIT GETS OUT THERE!”
“Shit is not going to leak!” Tiberius said. “We always have shit controlled here.”
“You forgot that we live in an age where camera phones, webcams and other electronics can easily film this, put it on YouTube and we’re exposed?!” Terri shouted.
“Terri, Terri, Terri……” Tiberius said. “We’ll have that shit blocked, reported and removed within minutes and plus, everything has always been kept under wraps here and it’s going to stay that way…….by any means necessary.” He said in a threatening tone.
Academy Paramedics soon went down there to carry out the dead bodies of Oz and Charlie, covering their horrific deaths and Hana is still in shock and grieving over Charlie’s death.
“Again…….it had to happen again.” She said. “Why…….why……..why……..”
“So…….that plan went all to hell.” Cobalt said.
“You mean two guys ending up dead in the battle?” BF said. “Nah, the plan worked like a ch—NO SHIT, it fall apart! Now Tiberius is getting suspicious of us and possibly anyone that could be a help to us.”
“Well, we got to think of another plan or something.” Cobalt said.
“Maybe.” BF said. “Remember that file we looked on earlier? The Kanemoto one?”
“Yeah…….wait, him?” Cobalt asked.
“Well, who else……” BF said.
Back at the hotel room, Nariaki was just finishing his shower and went on to change into another set of clothes.
“Wow, that felt good after what happen–” Then he notices Emi sitting down with a stern look on her face.
“Huh……Emi…..what’s going on?” He said.
“Had a good shower, Nari?” She said to him.
“Uh……yeah….why?” He asked.
“Oh, nothing much.” Emi said. “Just need to know if you gotten yourself clean from what we did…..or what you did with SOMEONE ELSE!” As she plays the A-Key’s audio file of him and Leona fucking in the room.
“Uh, what’s going on?” He said.
“DO……..NOT…….PLAY…..DUMB….WITH…..ME!” Emi said. “I know all about it.”
He then realizes that fact. “Oh……”
“You had her….in this room…..and you fucked her……” Emi said. “And yet you went along and do it with me right after!?”
“I didn’t think anything would happen between us back then….” Nariaki said.
“So you decide to fuck her in this room!? Where I SLEEP AT!?” Emi shouted. “Where Mai sleeps at!?”
“HEY! HEY!!” Nariaki said. “We did it on my bed so no worries about any–”
“THAT’S NOT THE POINT!! Well, most of it is but YOU LIED TO ME!” Emi said as she slaps him. “So all that happened back there with you and me……was that just for a quick fuck for luck or something? The way you touch me? Hold me? Even when you kissed me?”
“Emi…….what happened back there was actually genuine.” Nariaki said. “I meant everything I said back there. You know that and I do care about you.”
“Nari……I don’t know whether to believe you or not.” Emi said.
Then suddenly, Mai just barged into the room. “GUYS! GUYS!! Something awful happened and…..” She immediately paused to see what was Nari and Emi talking about. “Uh….did I miss something?”
“No….” Nariaki said. “Mai, what awful thing has happened?”
Later on, she showed them the recording of the fourth event and the murders of both Oz and Charlie.
“Oh…..my…..god.” Emi said with a terrified look on her face.
“That really happened?” Nariaki asked. “That just happened.”
“That poor kid…..” Emi said. “I just saw somebody we talked to die right in front of our eyes.”
“You think it’s horrifying to you….imagine what Hana is going through.” Mai said.
“Shit…..” Nariaki said. “This is really got me more terrified than before.”
“Now you get what I was saying.” Emi said. “We need to find a way out to get the hell out of here!!! Money or not, it’s not worth losing our lives for!”
“So what? We forfeit?” Nariaki asked.
“Not forfeit! JUST LEAVE!!” Emi yelled as she opened the door and noticed Black Freighter standing in the way.
“Yo, you seen your friend around here?” BF said.
“Look, I don’t know what you want with him but we – meaning me, Nari and Mai – are out of here!!!” Emi shouted.
However, BF kept blocking her way out of there, leaving Emi annoyed and angry but she directly tries to push him out of the way but BF picked and grabbed her.
“HEY! PUT ME DOWN! YOU BIG MOTHERFUCKER!”
“You can’t leave just yet.” BF said. “Not right now!”
“Why not?” Nariaki said.
“EXACTLY!?” Emi yelled. “We’ve seen enough of this shit!! People getting killed all in the pursuit of some authoritative power?!”
“What about everyone else? Or the past people that can here and died? Hell, or even…..Hazuki Kanemoto?” That name immediately got Nari’s and Mai’s attention.
“Wait…….why did you say our mom’s name?” Mai asked.
BF then showed them the files on her and what else they dug up on the Academy.
“Our mom did this shit?” Nariaki asked.
“Before you two were even born.” BF said. “Hell, she won the game but she initially turned down the position….she wanted a normal life with her future husband and well…..you two.”
“I can see why she never told us about this.” Nariaki said. “Imagine her trying to tell this to us……we’d probably be more fucked up than usual.”
“She was one of the best contestants of the Academy.” BF said. “And like many others……”
“Like many others?” Emi said.
“Well……like your parents’ unfortunate end, some winners got those, too.” BF said as he showed them the files of what winners got mysterious deaths years after being in the Academy.
“Holy hell.” Nariaki said.
“So these are the guys responsible for our parents’ death?” Mai said. “And we are in the same place as they are?”
“Well, those guys are long gone.” BF said. “And who knows what happen to you in the long run?”
“That means we need to take down the Academy……” Nariaki said. “And soon.”
“How?” Emi asked. “We can’t just take down something as The Academy? And also….PUT ME DOWN NOW!!”
“OK, OK!!” Black Freighter said. “You were getting kinda–”
“Say heavy and I’ll break your fucking feet.” Emi said.
“Noted.” BF said. “Now we need him to uncover more things and hopefully stop this before anyone else gets hurt.”
“Be careful, Nari!” Mai said.
“Don’t worry, guys.” Nariaki said. “I’m going to make sure I stop this before it gets any further.” He then stop to see about Emi and her feelings about this.
“Emi?” he said.
“Nari…..you have something to do. This is worth more than our little squabble.” Emi said. “Do it for your parents, for Mai and for everyone here alive or dead. Just please…… don’t lose yourself over this…..and survive.” As she gave him a hug before leaving.
When the news of Oz and Charlie’s deaths was floating around, Éclair was in the ward, still getting some stitches from her failed challenge and resting at there as well.
However, she didn’t find out about Oz’s death until she spots two corpses right next to her. “What the—- I see a few contestants got their asses killed. Well, more chances of me getting the medal.”
She uncovered the first corpse and it turns out to be Charlie.
“OH….it’s that sad little boy.” Éclair said. “Je suppose que vous et cette fille happy-go-lucky ne serai pas putain de sitôt (I guess you and that happy-go-lucky girl won’t be fucking anytime soon). But better you than me…..and as for this one…” As she spots the next corpse beside her. “It’s probably either that boxer or that annoying bitch a–” That smug look quickly turned into a horrifying one as she sees Oz with his neck slit and loss of blood and let out a blood-curdling scream.
“OZ!!! OZ!!! NO!! He’s….” She couldn’t believe that Oz is laying there with no life in his eyes.
“WHO DID THIS!?” She screamed. “WHO DID THIS TO HIM!?”
She got up in rage and went to the hallway and see all the remaining contestants (minus Nariaki and BF) in waiting for their next challenge.
“WHICH ONE OF YOU FUCKERS KILLED MY OZ!?” She bellowed at them. She first head towards Ari and Kellogg.
“Uh, don’t look at me.” Ari said. “I didn’t fight your bitch boyfriend.”
“Besides, we wasn’t at that battle.” Kellogg said. ”We was getting sauced watching it….then stopped after….well, you know.”
She then glazed at Hiromi, Rose and Daria.
“Uh, no.” Hiromi said. “I got my ass kicked by her before that round. My ass is still sore after that.”
Éclair got to Daria but she got her knife and told Éclair, “Back the fuck off.”
However, Éclair then sees Hana sitting down in silence and got a feeling that she was the one that did it.
“Let me see the battle footage.” As she got a hold of footage from the fight and sees Black Freighter and Hana fighting and then sees Cobalt and Oz jump in there to fight her as well and then Charlie joined last. She then sees Oz beating the hell out of Charlie, his hand getting chopped by Hana, Charlie getting stabbed in the chest and then Hana throwing the blade at Oz’ neck, causing him to die.
“So……it was YOU!” Éclair said. “You’re the reason my Oz is dead?”
“No……” Ari said. “Oz is the reason your Oz is dead. That fucker shouldn’t have jumped in there along with that Cobalt dude and Charlie! It was Black Freighter’s fight and if he fought on his own like all of us did instead of getting two guys to take down one opponent–”
“Well, he’s not here!!! So guess what?” Éclair said as she went to Hana and easily got up in her face. “You forget that this girl was a killer?” she said. “Assault and battery……a former lover of you went and cheated on you with some other girl…..probably one that’s more worthy of his time than you…and you went mad, got yourself a chainsaw, started that shit up, just…….ram it up that guy’s ass and man, did that look bloody.”
Hana is getting very uncomfortable with Éclair telling her this.
“Then you lit something on fire and then there’s the girl……you felt so furious that you chucked it directly at her face and set the whole place ablaze.”
And at that note, that just replayed in Hana’s head over and over.
“I wonder how a girl like you that looks like the typical happy and perky Asian girl with tits and all would be a natural born killer.” Éclair said. “Or better yet….how that Charlie get someone like you?”
Suddenly, a nerve struck in Hana.
“I mean, a little limp bastard like that would never get a girl like you. I guess it was because he wasn’t much of a looker and well….you set your standards low. Hell, I bet yesterday you probably fucked him, sucked on his cock and let him stick it in you!”
Her eyes widened at that statement.
“Wait……by the look at your eyes…..YOU DID!! YOU DID FUCKED HIM!!” Éclair said. “Oh….OH…..OHH….You naughty girl!!! And yet……it must hurt so much that he ended up dying instead of you. Welp, My Oz may be dead and gone but at least…..he took your sorry-ass friend with him.”
And that did it. That remark really got Hana angry.
“YOU…….FUCKING……BITCH!!!!!!” As Hana grabbed and choked Éclair and threw her into the ring.
“You can make fun of me all you want……BUT YOU SPEAK ILL OF CHARLIE ALIVE OR DEAD…..Your ass is mine!!” Hana shouted as she grabbed a weapon.
“OK then!” Éclair said. “I see you got some bass in that little body of yours!!”
Tiberius and the others see this happening from up top.
“It seems we got another fight in our hands.” He said. “This calls for the fifth challenge to happen.” He then pushes the button and suddenly, the fifth challenge has started.
“OUR OBJECTIVE: WHOEVER SURVIVES IS THE WINNER!” Tiberius said. “I don’t expect one of you to live. Now BEGIN!!!”
“YOU’RE MINE, BITCH!!!” As Hana grabbed one of the big axes and took first swing at Éclair.
Ducking and dodging she went, Éclair got herself the two guns from the table and went straight to shooting at her.
Hana jump up in the air, swinging one of the axes directly at Éclair. She sideswipes left and got Hana’s leg and swing her to the walls. Éclair then got the other axe to strike on Hana but she kicked her back, kneed her in the face and smash her to the ground.
“FUCK……..” Éclair said. “YOU…….” As she got one cut off of Hana.
“AAAHHH!!!” Hana screams as she bleeds from her arm.
“Well, that scream sounded livelier than you and Charlie ever did in bed.” Éclair taunted. Hana busted out of her way and leg-checked Éclair down for the count, making some guttural sound.
“And that sounded like Oz after I slit his neck…..” Hana said, dragging Éclair to the wall. “And soon, you after I’m THROUGH WITH YOU!”
The two keep budding heads with whatever weapon was on the counter and did whatever damage to each other as possible.
“EEEEE-IIIIIIII!!” Hana screamed as she got shouted in the leg.
Éclair was close to ending it all for Hana but she got the upper hand and threw the axe to her left foot and straight chopped it off.
“OOOAAAAHH!” Éclair shouted in pain as she tries to crawl her way to the knife on the table but Hana got to it first and kicked Éclair from there and got on stop to stab her with it.
“YOU THINK…….GIRLS LIKE YOU GET TO PUT DOWN PEOPLE LIKE ME AND GET AWAY WITH IT!?” As she made the first strike on her arm.
“AAH!” Éclair screamed.
“I’m sick of people like you. I’m sick of the bullshit you spread to other people and you know what? It would be a lot better without you.”
As Hana is about to kill Éclair, her hand slipped on the knife and as it dropped, Éclair grabbed it and quickly stabbed Hana, deep in the chest.
She then shoved Hana off her and took the knife back, causing her to lose blood.
“Oh…..my……I DID IT! I WON THE CHALLENGE! Now get the fuck off my blade!” As she pushed Hana to the sideline as Éclair celebrated her victory with only 15 seconds left….although a lot can happen in that time.
When she pushed Hana out of the way, she pushed her into a weapons trap which sends all the weapons flying towards her and yet……none of them got her.
“HA!!” Éclair shouted. “MISS ME, BITCH!”
But then there’s one of the ropes holding one of the giant scoreboard and the rope snaps and it quickly falls and smashes down on Éclair, killing her instantly.
As Hana is getting last breath before she dies, she visualizes Charlie trying to guide her into a light. She seems peaceful and calm about accepting it and so…..she did.
“What the fuck!?” As Tiberius said watching it. “That last thing looked like straight out of a cartoon…..or some wacky anime.”
“You realize we saw a woman get smashed by a giant metal scoreboard?!” Terri said. “Oh, and also…..TWO MORE PEOPLE DIED!! In the worst way possible. Stabbed and smashed!!”
“And it looks like we got to clean up another mess today.” Staley said. “Damn, that was extremely brutal.”
“OH FUCK!!!” As Trench said watching the fight from the bar. “Bruh, are you not seeing this shit?”
Bobby replied with, “Yeah, I’m seeing it but fuck…….a damn shame…..that French girl had an ass on her.
“You do know that Daria might next on this fight?” Trench said.
“Then I hope her ass survive this shit.” Bobby said. “That or have a shitty fighter.”
“I hope so, too.” Trench said. “This shit is getting out of hand.”
“We need to do something about this.” Bobby said. “Do things our way….by any means necessary.”
Near those two, Emi and Mai were watching the fight and deaths of Hana and Éclair.
“Oh shit….” Emi said. “Nari, I really hope you’re taking a lot of pics right now.”
“So Nariaki is going to take pics of the names, uploading them to every news station available and hopefully we’ll be home safe and sound?” Mai asked her.
“That’s the plan.” Emi said. “As long as Nari doesn’t get called out for a challenge, we’re good.”
“You think someone could be on to us?” Mai asked.
“I don’t know…….” Emi said. “But just to be safe, I look into it….”
“On who?” Mai said.
“I got one option in particular.” Emi said. “And I know she’ll answer something.”
“Um, so where do I go to?” Mai asked.
“Oh, stay with Daria. She might need some company.” Emi said before leaving.
“Be safe, OK?” Mai said to her.
Emi gave Mai a kiss on the forehead. “I promise.”
“DARIA!!” Emi said.
“Emi?” Daria said, “You’re about to go somewhere?”
“Well…..yeah, and I need you to watch Mai for a few hours.” Emi said.
“Uh….few hours?” Daria said, “Just when in the hell you’re trying to do for that amount of time? Wait……are you and Nar–”
“NOT ABOUT THAT!” She shouted, “Well, a little but it’s more important than that!”
“OK, OK.” Daria said. “But the second I get called for….well, that, I’m leaving her either with my brother and Bobby or you if you get back and I hope it’s the latter.”
“OK…good point.” Emi said. “I’ll swear I’ll be back for her.”
“HEY…..um, the hell is your name again?” Bobby said as he saw Emi leaving. “Why are you leaving us with little girl here?”
“She got something to do.” Daria said. “She promises she’ll be back.”
Hiromi was rocking in the fetal position after what happened to Hana.
“Oh no……..oh no…….oh no……”
“Hiromi?” Rose questioned as she saw her in distress.
“Rose……I’m scared……I’m really fucking terrified right now.” Hiromi said. “I lost one event but…..I might lose my life on this. This isn’t worth any money.”
“Hiromi, don’t worry about a thing.” Rose said. “I’ll make sure we both go back home with a bit of money and our lives attached.”
“We still got our plan?” Hiromi asked.
“Damn right.” Rose said. “We’re not dying here. Not a chance in hell.”
Nariaki and Black Freighter snuck into one of the rooms where he found the files and plan to take a lot of photos on his camera phone.
“OK, you see all those names……all these people……” Nariaki said. “What the hell it is all for? We compete for something of a crown or a throne or……….”
“Basically, you know people are always talking about the Illuminati or some shit like that?” BF said.
“OH….no….” Nariaki said.
“Well, this is the type of shit that people often associate with them.” BF said. “Some people were close to telling them about the Academy were clapped before they even have the change. Hell, some just did it in case of that. Getting to them before they did.”
“So that means……”
“It means that it is what you think it is. Your parents were murdered in cold blood.” BF said.
At the Kanemoto house late at night, someone was breaking in the house, making no subtle moves and causing a ruckus that immediately woke up everyone.
“What was that?” Hazuki’s husband said as he woke up.
“Wait….didn’t we lock up as usual.” Hazuki said.
“I check to see what’s going on.” He said, bringing a bat with him.
“I’m coming with you, too.” She said.
Both went downstairs to check on what was going on and make sure that Nariaki and Mai were safe and no one entered from their rooms.
“Everything is good from here.” Hazuki said. “Nari and Mai are safe and sound.”
“Great…great…” He said. “Back here seems all good.”
“Ah, so we can finally get back to sleep then?” Hazuki said.
“Oh, I–” Then suddenly he stopped in mid-sentence as he felt a wound coming from his back.
“What? Kenji? Kenji?” Hazuki said.”
“Hazuki…..help me.” As he fall down on the ground, bleeding.
“OH MY GOD! KENJI!” She shouted. There is some hidden masked figure that had some Academy insignia on them and she suddenly knew who they were.
“What the….who are you?”
“The Academy has sent us to eliminate some problems.” He said. “And well……..you seemed to fit in our description.”
“Wh-what are you talking about?” Hazuki said. “I never said a word about it to anyone…..ever! Not even my husband, who you just up and kill!”
“Well, you are doing a fine job of that and while they may be inconvenient…….we just want to be safe than sorry and well…….”
He brought out his knife and Hazuki crawled back for safety. “PLEASE!!! PLEASE!!!”
“Wait…..do I spy 2 other people in here?”
“WAIT, NO!” Hazuki said. “Spare my kids!! If you want anyone, just take me instead!”
Hazuki let out a huge scream that woke up Nariaki.
“Mom…….MOM!?” He shouted as he ran towards the room and see her with a knife wound and bleeding everywhere.
“MOM!!” Nariaki shouted.
She’s panting and breathing rapidly as it was her few last breaths. “Nariaki……I’m sorry, my son.”
“MOM!! What happened?! WHO DID THIS TO YOU!?” he shouted.
“Mommy?” Then comes an 11-year-old Mai as she woke up to this grave site. “What the— MOMMY! MOM! MAMA!!” As Mai horrifyingly screams at her bleeding body.
“Mai…..my sweet Mai……” she said.
“I’m calling the cops!” he said. They have arrived instantly before he could even call them. Seems like someone already did.
A cavalcade of cops and ambulances came to the area, having everyone seeing what was going on including Emi.
“What’s going on?” she said. She sees Nariaki and Mai sitting on the stoop after hearing the news that their mom and dad are now dead.
“Emi…” Nariaki said
“Nari, why are their cops at….midnight? Or an ambulance?” she said.
Teary-eyed Mai cried and said, “Our mom and dad are gone……”
“What……” Emi said. “Oh my….that’s your pa….oh, Mai.” She said giving her a hug.
“I heard a scream and I was too late.” Nariaki said. “I should’ve been awake or something. To protect her.”
“Nari…..” Emi said, letting him in on the heartfelt hug.
“Yo, Kanemoto?” BF said. “You still with me?”
“Yeah.” Nariaki said with tears flowing down on his face. “I know one thing today…..The Academy will pay for killing my mom and dad.”
“I’m taking every photo here and sending it to every publication out there.” Nariaki said.
“Next Challenge…….will take place outside of the arenas and into the frozen tundra!” Tiberius shouted.
“ICE!?” Cobalt said.
“Does this involve ice skating?” Ari said. “If it does, I wonder who the two morons are in that one.”
“Rose….you will be fighting off…..Ari Minor!”
“Oh…..shit……” Ari said.
Cobalt teased him a little with. “Welp, looks like your ass is about to be c–”
“Shut the fuck up NOW!” Ari said before Cobalt could finish that joke.
Rose was about to enter into her battle armor and ready for the challenge but Hiromi happens to walk on by, looking worried and terrified.
“Hiromi……I promise I’ll come back out of there alive.” Rose said. “I know you got that look of sadness but it’s no sweat. I can take on that motherfucker.”
Hiromi just shook her head.
“Anyway, I’ll probably meet you back here when I win.” Rose said.
“Please survive…….” Hiromi said before going back outside.
“Hey, Ari.” Kellogg said. “Make sure you kick her ass.”
“Noted.” He said.
They did their handshake and move on.
The battle is about to commence with a few exchanges before fighting.
“So……Ari Minor…….big guy, aren’t you?” Rose said.
“I see you’re quite the fighter out there.” Ari said. “I know you easily did your thing at the gun round with those other 2.”
“Well, at least you was able to survive fire and a pit of needles.” Rose said. “Unlike that other girl.”
“OK, enough talk, let’s get it on!!” Ari said, throwing the first punch at her.
However, he misses and slides to an ice wall.
“OW!!” He said.
“You forget that this is the ice level?” Rose said, “From top to bottom and especially on top.”
“On t–” He looked up and see the dangling icicles and one of them eventually cracks and lands on the ground and made a big hole.
“WHOA!” Ari said. “So either way, one of us is going to die?”
“Looks like it.” Rose said, throwing some battle stars at him. “But I’m not going to be the one.”
The two then got into fight formation with their selected weapons: Ari having the dual pistols and Rose with the flying battle stars and sticky bombs. Ari started immediately shooting at Rose as she evades the bullets but he did aim one at the icicles and one got her in the back.
“OW!” Rose said.
She threw a sticky bomb at him and one of the ice sculptures fragments got to his leg.
“DAMN!” He shouted at the pain of that. He again fired back but misses completely so Rose threw another bomb at him only for it to ricochet towards back to her but she ducked out before it exploded, causing some severe nerve damage.
“Had enough?!” Ari shouted.
“Not in your dreams, fool!” Rose yelled. She threw a star directly at his ass.
“OW!” Ari yelled. “FOR REAL!?” He then shot back at her, only she threw a bomb to the bullet and that causes more of a ruckus at the stage as it couldn’t hold on much longer.
More icicles keep falling from the top and the two had to get away from them as they crash and create giant holes to the freezing water below.
The two keep running from the area to avoid it that they didn’t care about who shot who as long as nothing else besides them can harm them. They got out of there as it began to cave in and gets destroyed.
“Oh shit…….that was too close.” Ari said. “Now as for y…where’s the fuck is my–”
Then a gunshot was heard as Rose took the gun from him and shot Ari behind his back.
“Oh……..oh……..you bitch.” He collapses and lies down dying in the cold.
As Kellogg witnessed Ari getting shot as he takes his third shot of tequila…….he gripped his fist and took a look at who killed him.
He went and grabbed a gun from one of the shops and loaded it up with 6 rounds.
“You fucking little bitch!!!”
“And the winner is…ROSE!!!” Tiberius said. “And hopefully no one dies after that!”
Meanwhile, back in the hotel, Emi was doing a little spying of her own as she’s been following Leona to see what else goes on inside the Academy.
Leona then went into the room where Tiberius and the rest of the founders are in.
“Sir……we have one more challenge left for the people.” Leona said. “We just need to clean up what happened to Mr. Minor and we move on.”
“Alright. Great job, take a five, Sasaki.” He said.
“Sir?” she said to him. “You think since we are at the last challenge, that the few remaining challengers can just go home in one piece? Or you know…..Alive?”
“We’ll see……” He said. “We’ll see…….”
Leona seemed unsure if he was going to fulfill that wish. She however did sense someone beside her in the room.
“Hello? Anyone there?”
Emi kept herself walking in the other direction so Leona didn’t caught her but easily bumps into Terri as she comes out of the restroom.
“YAH! Ms. Macias?!”
“Ms. Sato?” Terri said.
“Huh? Who’s that?” Leona said.
“Hmm, Ms. Sasaki?” Terri said. “It’s just us and Ms. Sato.”
“OH…….Emi……did you just came in here?” Leona asked.
“Uh…..maybe.” Emi said. “Yes….no…..um………I do need to see her for a minute.”
“Oh, you and Leona do a little chat? Do you mind that? You can go on a break now.” Terri said.
“Yeah, sure….” Leona said. “I’m sure Emi might have something interesting to say.”
“Oh, I got a few words for you…..”
15 MINUTES LATER
“OK, what in the hell is going on here?” Emi said. “Are they going to let us out when if we lose?”
“Wait, what?” Leona said. “What the hell are you talking about?”
Emi did showed her one of the files she got from Black Freighter on the previous winners that died years after their participation. “All of these people……they died years after they participated in the Academy……and you know who else I found in there……A Hazuki Kanemoto……”
“Kanemoto?” Leona said and quickly got the realization. “Nariaki’s and Mai’s mother!?”
“She was doing this shit!?” Leona said.
“Apparently!” Emi said. “And yet they killed her!!! And her husband! She didn’t even told anyone about this place….not the husband or Nari or Emi!!”
“That’s…..that’s HORRIBLE!!” Leona said.
“NO SHIT!” Emi said. “You basically been working for an organization who killed lots….including the parents of the guy you fucked…..in my room.”
“Emi…..I had no idea about what happened to Nariaki’s parents with them. I would never sign up for this j– Wait, guy I fuc– OH, YOU KNOW, DON’T YOU?”
“If you mean you got Nariaki to fuck you, then yes.” Emi said.
“But isn’t he just a friend to you?” Leona said.
“NO!!!!” Emi said. “Nariaki is more than just a damn friend to me! He’s practically my damn family along with Mai! When those two lost their parents, I always looked out for them from anyone trying to screw them over and I’m not going to stop that today! Also….” Instantly Emi punched Leona in the stomach.
“WHAT THE F–” Leona shouted.
“That’s for telling people in high school I got fake boobs!!!” Emi said. “They’re fucking real!! Nariaki knows!”
“OW!!! Damn, OK, I’m sorry about that, too.” Leona said. “But what do we do about The Academy and Nariaki? The final challenge is up and we don’t know what’s going to happen next. I don’t know they are willing to let it go!”
“WE HAVE ALL THESE FILES!” Emi said. “These names! These people! And a USB port loaded with this saved on a drive. One click and this is going worldw—AAAHHH!!!” She turned around and sees Delrio behind her. “Oh, um…Mr. Staley, you’re back here?” Leona asked him.
“I had to use the restroom.” He said. “Now…..what was you and Ms. Sasaki discussing about? Something about uploading Academy files on the internet? You know, something that would be considered illegal and punishable?”
“Illegal?” Emi said. “You mean how you knock off all these people including Nariaki’s parents!? YOU…..This damn facility….”
“We do what we have to do to keep our organization alive and well……we do this to protect our grandiose name, even if it means knocking off a few people!” Delrio said. “Now if you don’t delete them this instant……we will be forced to go to extreme measures and that’s double for you, Ms. Sasaki.”
“Fine then…..” Emi said. “In that case…”
She threw a punch at Delrio and makes a run for it with the files. “Leona, RUN!!”
Leona tries to run, too, but all of a sudden, Tiberius got a hold of her as he got behind her.
“Well, damn, Leona.” Tiberius said. “We was just about to get you a pay raise….but now it looks like we have to talk about your termination.”
“Wait, no!! What are you doing?” As Tiberius got a huge needle filled with something in it.
“It’s been real, girl.” As he inject it inside her veins.
“WAIT, WAIT, NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!” She screamed.
Emi kept running from the two and needed to hide out from the guys.
“Fuck! I need to get away from them! FAST!” She spots a laundry chute and first thing she does is go head first down to where a basket is.
“The hell did she went?” Delrio said.
“I don’t know but you better find that damn girl before I DO!” Tiberius said. “And if I do…..her ass is getting it in the dome.”
“How about the Kanemoto kid?” Delrio said.
“If he wins, I’ll back off but if that one dies like his mother…..that girl and his sister aren’t leaving….AT ALL!!”
“MAI! NO.” Emi whispered. “For fuck’s sake, I hope Nariaki got those files soon.”
She waited until those two were completely out of sight for her to escape.
Emi eventually got out of that spot and went outside to get to a safe place away from the two but when she tries to open the door, it was locked.
“What the—IT’S LOCKED!” she said. “Oh shit!”
“HEY!! There she is!!!” Delrio screamed as him and Tiberius spotted her.
So she quickly escape from out of their sight and ran to the quickest open facility. She shut the door and locked it with a umbrella.
“HEY!! OPEN THIS DAMN DOOR!!!”
She kept on running for her life until she reached somewhere that seemed more safer than outside.
“OK, I think I’m good for another h–”
Then out of nowhere, someone grabbed her from behind.
“HEY! What the—LET ME GO! WHAT THE HELL!” She screamed and it was one of the guards. They also took the umbrella out of the lock and went to get Emi.
“OK, enough small talk.” He then takes out some chloroform to drug her.
“WHAT THE—NO, NO, NO!! KEEP THAT SHIT AWAY FROM ME!!! AAAHH!!!” Emi kept screaming and squirming her way out of there.
“You could use a little nap.” Delrio said.
“NOOO!!!!!” Emi screamed as the chloroform-soaked rug got her to knock her into sleep.
“So, what we do with the girl?” Delrio said.
“Don’t worry.” Tiberius said. “You leave that to me. Just help get that final battle ready for everyone!”
Tiberius and Delrio arrived back from capturing Emi and putting her in a room somewhere and out comes Admeta with a horrified scream.
“What the—Is that Leona?!” she said as she is in turning paler and in a non-responsive taste.
“WHAT DID YOU DO TO HER!?”
“Her and Nariaki’s little friend got some info on us and could expose it to the world.” Delrio said. “And we couldn’t have a little thing like that happen, could we?”
“So you decide to kill her?” Admeta said. “You couldn’t just hit her? Punish her? Demote her pay or something?”
“Well, this is the only way, my dear Admeta.” Tiberius said. “We did that and let’s say she somehow escapes, she’ll blab everything about us to the world press and that obviously doesn’t do any good for us. We get rid of her like that and boom, we’re in the clear.”
“I don’t know.” Admeta said. “It seems so impersonal.”
“Impersonal…..but it works.” Terri said.
“What the? You, too?”
“Look, I get all what’s happen may be too much but this way…..it’s working for us.” Terri said. “Yes, it’ll cost some lives but we need to look out for us than them….even if it means killing them.”
“Fuckin’ hell.” Admeta said. “Even Leona?”
“Look, I liked the girl, too.” Terri said. “Possibly one of the few assistants we got that was competent in her work but alas…….”
Meanwhile back in Daria’s room, Mai was sleeping until she had a noise coming from outside. Like most people, she decide to stay away from there and went to a safer position so nothing else would happened.
But then she felt a hand coming from the closet door.
“AAAHH!!!” She shouted and she quickly ran out of the room screaming for help and seeing if anyone was available but….a scent was in the air that slowed her down and as she kept slowing down, her eyelids were getting heavier and she eventually pass out.
BACK AT THE FILE STORAGE
Black Freighter and Nariaki were coming out of the room, with enough evidence to bury the organization for life.
“Hey, did we get everything in there?” Black Freighter said.
“Oh, I got enough to put them down forever.” Nariaki said. “And it’ll stay that away!! For my mom and dad’s sake!!”
“We did them and myself proud, kid.” BF said. “We’ll get them shut down, you go back to your normal life with your sister and possibly your very oblivious girlfriend.”
“Wha? Wait, you mean Emi?”
“Yes.” BF said. “From the moment I busted in a few minutes ago, I can smell the sex between you two. So….afterwards…you two are gonna settle down or something?”
Then Cobalt walked in there.
“HEY!!” Cobalt said. “Where the fuck you two have been? You know, all the shit that went down the last 2 hours or so.”
“WHOA WHOA WHOA! Calm down, man.” BF said.
“Calm down? CALM DOWN!?” Cobalt shouted. “I can’t fucking calm down! So far, 5 fucking people are dead!!! That OZ fucker, Charlie…..”
“We knew that already.” Nariaki said.
“Wait….what?” Nariaki sounded surprised. “Hana is dead?”
“Her, Éclair and Ari.” Cobalt said. “All within the hour and a half. Éclair did win but her dumb ass got smashed by a scoreboard. Shit looked like a cartoon death.”
“Shit.” BF said. “And Ari?”
“Shot by Rose at the 6th Challenge.” Cobalt said. “Look, just what in the hell are you doing?”
“Getting shit done.” Nariaki said, showing him the file pics on his phone.
“Yep.” BF said. “This is going to be our saving grace and nothing is going to–”
“WHERE’S THAT BRAZILIAN BITCH!!!” And that was a drunk Kellogg screaming with a pistol in his hand. “YOU STUPID BITCH, You killed ARI!!!”
“What the fuck?” Cobalt said.
“Where is that bitch!? WHERE IS SHE!” Kellogg angrily said. To make things worse, Hiromi just happen to came into the hallway.
“YOU!!” Kellogg screamed.
“What the?” He then grabbed Hiromi by her neck and lift her to the air. “Your gal pal just ended my boy’s life. That guy was still in his prime and he’s been my boy for the past 10 years…….now I just want to squeeze the life out of you and maybe your friend…….she’ll feel my pain!”
“HEY!” Then we see Rose and Daria come on. “LET HER GO!” As Rose rushed Kellogg to the ground and getting his hands off of Hiromi.
“You killed him!!” Kellogg said, punching Rose and grabbing Hiromi’s leg.
“AAH! Get off me!” Hiromi said kicking him from her.
“GET BACK HERE!!” Kellogg screamed but Rose threw him to the wall, knocking and stomping him down.
Hiromi ran to get far from the fight as Kellogg got himself a pistol to finish it off.
“FUCK YOU!!” He went to aim at Hiromi but as the gun went off…….Rose took the bullet.
“Rose?” Hiromi said.
He shot her again point blank in the head.
“ROSE!! ROSE!! NO!!!” Hiromi screamed out and crying. “NO!!! Rose, please! Goddammit, no! PLEASE! NOT ROSE!! NO!!!! NO!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!”
Daria had to drag her away from Rose’s corpse and tried to calm her down.
“WHAT THE FUCK!?!” Then Bobby and Trench suddenly came into the fray. “The hell happened?”
“You’re next, bitch!!” Kellogg said.
Then both Bobby and Trench got their guns out and repeatedly shot Kellogg down until the last bullet.
“Well, goddamn.” BF said. “You just make Swiss cheese off that motherfucker?”
“We’ve seen worse.” Cobalt said. “Example: Eclair. Remember her?”
“Bobby! Trench!” Daria said.
“Sis!!!” Trench said. “What the fuck is going on?”
“I don’t know.” Daria said. “I’m wondering the same thing.”
“People getting killed left and right. Some weird shit is going on and we’re not letting you go down like that.” Bobby said.
“That’s right!” Trench said. “We’ll be damned if someone is gonna take advantage of you like that!”
“Hey, brothers!” BF said. “We got this shit handled.”
“Wait…brothers?” Trench said. “Nigga, I don’t know you.”
BF however gave them the scaredown by his scowl.
“But…..” Bobby said, “We’ll listen.”
“OK.” BF said. “That guy there?” He’s pointing to Nariaki. “Me and him got every file the Academy has over the past 40 years. We’ll sent them to every news station in the world and expose them for the monsters they are. They take them down and this shit is over!! DONE!!”
“What that fool got to do with this?” Trench said.
“His momma was an OG Academy participant.” BF said. “Hence the word was. This man got the more reason to go up against the Academy than any of us.”
“Um….OK, brother.” Trench said. “But, um…..don’t these motherfuckers have guns, weapons, shit that is better than what POS we got?”
“I…….didn’t think of that.” BF said.
“And we are fucked……again.” Cobalt said.
“Hey, wait….” Nariaki said. “If everyone is here, then where is Emi and Mai?”
“I’ve seen Emi went somewhere earlier and Mai should be in my room.” Daria said. “She should be safe.”
“Uhhhh…..” Bobby and Trench said.
“Oh no….” Daria said.
“She wasn’t there when we was in there, getting our guns.” Trench said.
“WHAT!?” Nariaki said. “Oh shit……fuck, now I need to find both Emi and Mai.”
“I think them girls are alright.” Trench said. “Maybe your sister but I haven’t seen your woman.”
Next minute, there is some goofy gas in the air that is causing everyone to become very dizzy and hallucinate to where they can’t even function correctly.
“The hell?” Cobalt said. “I can’t feel my-dgfejl….” It got everyone speaking incoherent gibberish and soon they all fainted from the gas.
A FEW MINUTES LATER
Nariaki was groaning from the disorienting goofy gas and woke up in a different room than before.
“OH…….where the hell am I?”
Then he sees someone tied up in a chair with a bag over their head and they are feeling out of wack, too.
“HEELLPPPP……….MEEE………” A voice said as he heard something from the closet.
He went there and see that Leona was in there, in a weakened state.
He also went ahead to take off that bag and it was Emi and she is also bound and gagged.
“Emi? What the?”
“Nariaki…….the Academy is not–”
“Who I think they are?” Nariaki said. “We already got that covered.”
“Nari…..I didn’t know about them and your parents.” Leona said. “If I did……”
“I know, I know.” Nariaki said.
He then removed the gag from Emi. “AACCKKK!!! AH, that sock stank!”
“Emi, what the hell is going on?” Nariaki said.
“A fucking massacre!!” As he went and untie her, she said to him, “One of them said that if you don’t win or basically die, they might execute me and Mai on the spot so no one will know about what really goes on in here.”
“WHAT!?” He screamed.
“You need to get your sister and get ourselves out of there.” Leona said.
“What about the others?” Nariaki said. “They don’t deserve this shit either.”
“Ah….them, too.” She said. “But just leave me behind……I’m already too deep in this. Either way, I’ll get killed. Plus……they put a toxin in me….and I don’t have much time.”
“A toxin?” Emi said. “Wait, they’re killing you?”
“….Yes…..” Leona said crying. “At any minute now…. They even said I outlived my usefulness. Like they didn’t give a fuck about me.”
She suddenly felt a pain in her chest and she gripped hard to it until she eventually collapsed and laid there dead and lifeless.
“Leona…….” Emi said.
“NO…….” Nariaki said. “NOOO!!!!!!”
“Well, that’s too bad.” Both of them heard a voice coming from somewhere. It was the intercom and as usual, it was Tiberius. “I mean, that girl was a big help for us and she made some damn good meals and all.”
“That and she had some nice tits.” Delrio said. “I mean, we did know you felt them before.”
“YOU SON OF A BITCH!!” Nariaki said.
“Mr. Kanemoto, we meet again.” He said.
“You bastard…..you…..this damn organization….you killed my family….you killed one of our friends…..the rest of these people…and all for what?”
“You know damn well.” Tiberius said. “Too many people shouldn’t know what went down here and if we have to go to extreme measures, so be it.”
“So my parents have to die for this to be alive and well?” Nariaki said.
However, as he got more pissed off at that, Emi was that and even more. “You goddamn monster…….. I knew you was a piece of shit when I saw your damn face. NOW I’M JUSTIFIED SAYING THAT, YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE!”
Then he went and showed the rest in this little room with BF, Cobalt, Daria and Hiromi strapped with a pistol and a pocket knife.
“Huh?” Cobalt said. “Where in the hell?”
“How did we get here?” Daria said.
“Why do we have guns?” Hiromi asked.
“I know why….” BF said, “And you are going to hate this.”
As for Bobby and Trench……
“What the fuck?” Trench said. Him and Bobby are found in some dark room.
“Trench!?” Bobby said. “Where the fuck are we?”
“Man, I don’t have a fucking clue.” Trench said. “But, we got bigger problems…..We don’t know where Daria is either. We need to get some guns, shoot those motherfuckers, get her ass and our money out of here.”
“You know the final round is starting soon, right?” Tiberius said. “Your ass need to be down there, Kanemoto and before you go ‘or what?’…..”
He then showed Delrio holding a gun to Mai’s head. “That’s what. Now get your ass down there, fight or you’re going to be attending another family funeral. Your choice.”
“Mai…….” Nariaki said.
“Nari…..I’m scared.” Mai said.
THE SEVENTH and FINAL CHALLENGE
“AAAHHH!!!!!” As Nariaki was dropped into the room with the rest of them with a handgun and pocket knife.
“Nariaki!” Daria said. “How they get you?”
“They got my sister.” Nariaki said. “They got Mai!”
“OH SHIT!” BF said.
“They get your brother and that other drunk guy?” Nariaki said.
“I don’t know.” Daria said. “I’m trying to figure that out myself. I just hope they’re OK.”
“Attention, challengers!!! This will be the final challenge of the Academy.” Tiberius said. “And you really have one more thing to do and then you are done!”
As the big lights turned on, they wasn’t any big decorations, set-ups or even booby traps. “Well, you notice a completely normal room, right? Well…..”
Then come out the 5 big muscle-bound henchmen with 2 machine guns, a chainsaw, and an ax and nothing but pure muscle. “Those guys are your big threat. Your handguns and pocket knife are your only weapon du jour and you got to find a way to defeat them and survive.”
“A pistol and a knife?” Cobalt said. “No problem.” As Cobalt is about to shoot the guy but Tiberius stopped him and said, “Well, you could do that but you only have 2 bullets in the motherfucker.”
“What?!” Cobalt said as his gun went off.
“And now you got one bullet left.” Tiberius said. “Enjoy your final moments.”
“Oh shit.” Cobalt shouted.
One of the henchmen grabbed Cobalt and threw him to the wall with the other one body slamming him so hard that his arm snapped a bone.
“AAAHHH!!!!!” Cobalt said. “My arm! SHIT!” We went and grab his gun with the other arm and tried to shoot him but he hit him in the arm instead of the chest. The henchmen continued to grab Cobalt, swinging him all around the room and as he got to the other guy….
He snap his spine.
“AAAAAAHHHHH!!!!” By bending his back backwards on one of the doors.
He dropped Cobalt hard to the ground but he got to his knife and stab one of the henchmen in the neck, having him bleed all around and dying on the spot. However, it was too late for Cobalt in the long run.
The remaining 4 henchmen ganged up on Cobalt and brutally beat the shit out of him, taking his own blade from him and keep stabbing him in the stomach, chest and finally, one of them got to slit his throat, killing him and leaving him dead on the floor.
“Welp, that’s one down!” Tiberius said. “Make sure you don’t end up like him.”
One of them immediately got their sights set on Daria and the first thing he does is get the jump on her. She slides from under him and stab him right in the crotch, kicked him back to another room and shooting him cold dead in the dome with one bullet.
Black Freighter and one other henchmen were just going all out by throwing punches back and forth, back and forth. He kept blocking most of the punches but the low blows kept on coming as BF eventually got sharp hit on the side of his stomach….mainly because he got stabbed with a toothpick.
“Bruh, for real?” He was about to take that toothpick and then he shoved it all in the guy’s eye. The henchman screamed in furious anger and horror.
Meanwhile, Nariaki and Hiromi got up against the ones with a chainsaw and bat. The two duck and dodge every attack they make.
“AAAHH!!!” Hiromi kept screaming then ducking for her life. She then got in front of the other henchman with the machine gun.
She ran to another room, barricading the door with a chair but they just shot through the door and kicked in it.
Nariaki got to his gun and got behind one of them to shoot at their back but he got blocked by another one and he had a bulletproof vest on them so that was null and void.
Hiromi crawled away from them as a desperate act of getting out of there. But one of them grabbed her collar, pull her from her legs, got her knife from her back pocket and immediately went to stab her in the leg.
“AAAAHH!!!” Hiromi screamed. “HELP!” She did kicked one of them in the face and continue to craw her way out of there.
“How many bullets we got left in total?!” BF said.
“I got 1 one left.” Nariaki said.
“SAME!” Daria said.
“2!” Hiromi screamed.
“So 6?” BF said. “And there’s 3 of these guys left?”
Then a blade went straight into BF’s shin.
“AAAAAAAAAA!” BF hollered louder than before as he felt the pain harder than anything that happened earlier. “OOOHH!!!! OH DAMNIT!!”
Daria got the drop on the other henchman and shot him point blank in the face.
“5.” Daria said.
“I hope that was from your gun.” BF said.
“IT IS!” Daria said. “Besides Nariaki got to your gun earlier.”
“You still got 2!” Nariaki said.
Meanwhile, Hiromi is still being chased by the other 2 henchmen, especially one with the chainsaw. He almost got to her as his chainsaw was dangerously close to cutting her but it just rip the back of her shirt.
“Get the gun, Hiromi!” Nariaki said. “I’ll distract him!” He throws a pole at him.
And that ends up having Nariaki with his neck grabbed by the two of them.
“Oh damn….” Nari said.
He tried punching the guy directly in the face but he wasn’t budging. Nor was the other guy as they kept choking him with all their might and it looks like it was going to be the end of Nari but suddenly a gunshot went off and a blood-brain splatter on Nari’s face and the other getting shot in the neck.
It was Hiromi that shot the first guy and Daria that shot the other one.
Nariaki gasps and breathes for air. “Thanks…….”
“No problem.” Daria said. “I imagine you would’ve done the same for us.”
“Maybe…..” BF said. “But, yeah, we appreciate you shooting them fools.”
“Is all this over now?” Hiromi said. “I mean, we did what we have to do. We killed those guys. Does that mean we won…..”
Then a big blast came from the doors, smacking the henchmen corpses to a bloody splat and that also disable the cams that Tiberius lost visual on that.
“What the hell?” Tiberius shouted. “HEY!!! The live feed is gone!! And audio is shit!! GODDAMNIT!”
“WE HERE!!” And it was Bobby and Trench arrived. “We miss anything.”
“Not really.” BF said. “Wish you arrived here earlier.”
Bobby then said, “What? It’s not like we miss someone getting ki–” Trench pointed out Cobalt’s corpse laying down there.
“Well, damn.” Bobby said.
“Maybe we should’ve arrived earlier.” Trench said
“TRENCH! BOBBY!” Daria shouted.
“SIS!” Trench said. “You’re alive! Thank God! Look, we need to find a way to get the hell out of here!!”
“I know, we know, we all know!” Daria said. “We don’t know what’s going to happen next.”
“Well……I know.” Nariaki said. “Can I see one of your guns, Trench?”
“For what exactly?” Trench asked.
“Well, it involves me and Mr. Tiberius Ellis.”
“Oh, then go ahead and kill that motherfucker.” Trench eagerly said. “Although……you know that fool got top security guarding him there. How are we going to get pass them?”
“I know…..” Nariaki said. “But first…..I need to get someone out first.”
Later on, all of them went to bust Emi out of that room.
“NARI!!” Emi shouted.
“EMI!” Both ran to each other’s arms.
“And…..everyone else that’s not dead.” Emi said as she saw the others. “Glad you’re here, too.”
“Well, your girl is alive. Yippee for that shit.” Bobby said. “And—OH!!!!” He then saw Leona’s corpse.
“The fuck happened to her?”
“Blame the Academy.” Emi said. “They killed her after they said they were done with her. They treated her like day-old trash and just……damn.”
“OH DAMMIT!!” Bobby said. “There goes my chance with getting in between tho–”
Daria had to slap him and said, “UUHH!! We got bigger things to worry about than your dick.”
“Exactly!!” Nariaki said. “Now we need to get Mai…..and yet she’s where Tiberius and the others are at.”
“Oh, you don’t have to worry about that shit!” Tiberius screamed at the intercom and immediately gassed the room.
“Oh, this shit again?” Nariaki said and once again, everybody got gassed and moved to the next room.
A FEW MINUTES LATER
“WELCOME!!!!!” Tiberius shouted as it woke up everyone in the room. “Congratulations, you 5 have made it this far!”
“OW!” Nariaki said. “Again with the gassing?”
“Well, it got you here, didn’t it?” Tiberius said.
“OK, I had enough with you!” Nariaki screamed as he grabbed a sword, pointing it directly at Tiberius’ face with Staley having the drop on him via pistol.
“Kid, your best chance of surviving this gunshot is slim to none.” Delrio said. “You better cooperate with us or else, little Mai isn’t going back home.”
“YOU WEREN’T PLANNING ON US MAKING IT HOME!” Nariaki yelled. “You were just going to kill us whether it be today or tomorrow or years later! We know what the hell you do to your former contestants/winners.”
“Wait, wait…..let’s be fair here, Delrio.” Tiberius said. “Alright, we got Mai here and she is safe and sound without any harm at her at all.”
“Terri! Admeta! Get the girl!”
The two women brought out her in the front with no harm done as he said.
“NARI!” she shouted. “NARI!!!!”
“MAI!” Nariaki shouted. “Let her go!!”
“WAIT!!” Admeta shouted. “Look, unlike Tiberius, I’m not going to toy with our emotions. I will give her back to you and I am not bullshitting you about this.”
“Should I listen to you?” Nariaki asked.
“You got no choice.” Admeta said. “Now I’m carefully walking her down to you. No weapons.” She is putting her gun down.
They got closer and closer to each other.
Nariaki is keeping his eye carefully on the whole thing, whether it be on Mai, on Admeta or even Terri, as she looks suspicious to him.
Finally, Nariaki and Mai got closer and immediately she runs to Nari as soon as it was safe.
“Nari…..” Mai said.
“Mai…..I thought I never see you again.” Nariaki said. “Thank God you’re safe.”
“Nari….is this nightmare almost over?” Mai asked. “I just wanna go home.”
“MAI!” Then it was Emi that came over there.
“EMI! EMI!” The two also shared a hug between them.
“Mai, you have no idea how glad I am to see you alive.” Emi said.
“OK, this is getting way too sappy.” BF said.
“Pretty much.” Trench agreed although Daria smacked both of them.
“Quiet.” Daria said. “Let them have a moment.”
“OK. You got your sister back. You also got your girl back.” Tiberius said. “But what does that leave me?”
“Well….funny you should say that…” As Trench, Bobby and even BF brought out guns blazing and ready to shoot. “Because this is where your ass will die!”
“YOU MOTHERFUCKERS!!!” Tiberius got two pistols ready and Delrio and Terri with their guns as well. “Did you think I would go without a gun on me!? Like I’m some stupid motherfucker!? I’m Tiberius Ellis, you dipshit!!! I’m always packing on fools like out!”
“WHOA WHOA WHOA!” Nariaki said.
“WHOA nothing!” Tiberius said. “You thought this was over? Like you’re going to live happily ever after?”
“The one person that’s going to have a bad ending is YOU!” BF said.
“Prepare to have a bullet in your ass, boy!” Delrio said, as he aimed his gun directly to BF and pull the trigger with everybody ducking from the coming gunfire, going everywhere and every direction.
“AAAAH!!!” Hiromi ducked.
“DUCK!!” Emi shouted.
Bullet after bullet is passing by everyone in the gunfight. Delrio got one in the legs and immediately in the knee.
“OOOOOWWWHHHHH!!” he screamed. “You son of a bitch!”
He then popped one in Bobby’s foot. “OW! OH SHIT! I’M HIT! I’M HIT!”
Admeta was the only one not shooting at them, trying to find a safe space from it. “A-Key, find me a bullet-free zone.”
“I’m sorry, Ms. Kallus, there isn’t a spot with—”
However, a bullet hit the A-Key, which was in her pocket. “AAHH!!! HELP! I’M HIT! TIBERIUS!!”
“Girl, I got better things to worry about.” Tiberius said. He then hit the trap door on her and she was going down away from there.
Terri kept shooting all around the room, trying to hit either BF or Trench and Bobby and it seems like she got Trench on her sight.
“GOTCHA!” she shouted. She got him in the side.
“OOH!” Trench yelled and was down.
“TRENCH!” Daria screamed and she immediately got his gun and shot Terri straight in the head. “TRENCH! OH SHIT! TRENCH!”
“OOOHHH!!!! DAMN!” Trench said. “Oh! Daria, how bad is it?”
“I don’t see a major organ hit. You’re really bleeding out.” Daria said. “We need to get you to a hospital! Like quick!”
“NARI!! You see an exit!?” Emi screamed out.
“I can’t make things out!” Nari yelled. “Wait, there’s a trap door. Emi, you and Mai could escape from there!”
“Will you be behind us?” Mai asked.
“OF COURSE!” Nari yelled. “Hey, Hiromi!” he said to get her attention.
“YES!!” Hiromi screamed.
“There’s an escape route. You and–” Immediately her along with Mai and Emi made their escape and as Nariaki is about to jump in, Delrio caught him before he could go.
“Where the fuck are you going?” Delrio shouted as he threw him back on the corner.
“NARI!!!! NO!!!!!!!” Emi screamed as she escapes.
“You coming with me, too, bitch!” Delrio screamed, trying to grab Emi but his gun dropped and she grabbed it, shooting him cold dead in the face.
She climbs back up to the climb.
“EMI!” Mai said.
“I’ll be right back you!” Emi cried.
“AAH!” Nariaki screamed.
“Oh, you thought you were going to escape?” Tiberius said. “Nah, motherfucker, you staying here with us!!!”
Nariaki then gets stabbed. “AAAHHH!!!”
“The Academy is never going to die. Our way will live on…..unlike these people…….unlike your mother and father…….”
Tiberius then put the pistol to his temple.
He looks like he’s about to unload the bullets on him……..a gunshot sound and……it wasn’t on Nariaki.
Tiberius has two bullet holes in his chest. He notices them and the pain sets in as he loses his balance and falls down to the ground gracefully with a gun in his hand and laying down on the Academy A-Key symbol flag.
And behind him, it was Emi with the smoking gun.
“The….Academy…..is……dead.” She said, “You fucker.” She also spits at his corpse.
“Emi……you saved my ass…..again.” Nariaki said and then he fainted from almost getting shot.
“NARI!” Emi said as she picked him up.
“I’m fine…..OK, that’s a lie. I’m hurt….bad.” Nariaki said. “But……right now, I’m just glad you and Mai are alive and well.”
“Yeah and….OH SHIT! MAI!!” Emi yelled as both of them went down to the trap door and see where she is.
“MAI! MAI!!!” Nariaki said.
“Nari! Emi! I’m over here with the sad-looking girl!” Mai said.
“You mean Hiromi?” Emi said. “It’s Hiromi, right?”
“Yes……” Hiromi said. “And she’s not off by a bit. I mean, I lost my best friend in there and I saw a bunch of other people getting killed brutally.”
“Oh yeah…..we’re really sorry about your loss.” Nariaki said.
“Yeah. So what happened back there?” Hiromi said. “Did Tiberius get what he deserve?”
“Oh, you can definitely say that.” As she holds the gun that shot him.
“What about the others?” Hiromi said. “Are they fine?”
“Yeah, are we fine?” And that was Daria along with BF, Trench and Bobby coming down.
“Well, I’m still shot but the bleeding stopped.” Trench said. “I need a fucking hospital like ASAP.”
“Hold up. I spot a hospital nearby here.” BF said. “We’ll just say a stray bullet went in you….and you shot yourself?”
“WHAT!?” Trench said.
Bobby laughed hard as hell at that line. “So you pulled a Troy Ave.? OH SHIT!!”
“I’M NOT THAT MOTHERFUCKER!” Trench said. “I CAN RAP BETTER THAN THAT FOOL!”
“Come on, I’ll drive you there.” BF said.
“You got a ride?” Bobby said.
“Somewhat.” BF said.
“So you’re going back to New York?” Nariaki said to Daria.
“Pretty much.” Daria said. “I’m going back with no cash or anything worth championing.”
“Well…..you got your life.” Emi said. “Along with your brother and his friend, no matter how annoying they are.”
“True.” Daria said. “And you got your life and your man, too.”
Of course, Daria brought out the whole crush thing again to Emi.
“I mean, you did fucked him back there, didn’t you?” Daria said. “I can tell by that look on your face.”
“NO TIME FOR THAT!” Emi blushingly said.
Before they were about to leave, they see one Admeta face down in the river and look like she needed a hospital ride, too.
“Wait…….” Nariaki said.
He approaches her in a flash.
“Ms. Kallas?” he said. “You’re wounded, aren’t you?”
“Yes.” She said. “Look, I know you’re not very fond of me right now and I don’t blame you…..”
“Look, I don’t want to kill you and you don’t want to kill me.” Nariaki said. “Now we will get you to a hospital. You explain that there was a shooter down there and most of us got killed including three of your key members but you survived and escaped along with us.”
“OK, I’ll agree to that.” Admeta said. “And I’ll give you another favor.”
“Huh? Another favor?” Emi said.
“Tiberius had some extra cash stashed away in case of rainy days……and since he can’t use it anymore……”
4 MONTHS LATER
As it turns out, Admeta had access to Tiberius’ bank accounts worth $100 million and she has decided to split it 4 ways along the survivors: each getting $25 million for their pain and suffering.
“I have decided to give $100 million to the survivors of the Academy shooting. These people have come all the way down here for a good and friendly competition but they never expected something as horrible as that. There were some grave losses including our key members Delrio Staley, Terri Macias and especially our top leader Tiberius Ellis. That is why we have decided to disband the Academy from here on out. Effective immediately.”
We see a big villa located in the middle of France near an island and we see Hiromi in a robe as she sees the sunrise to another day.
She walks around the place with a sullen look, having some thoughts about Rose.
“I know it’s been a few months since it happened and seeing it in my dreams still has me horrified. I cried in my sleep, I called your name a lot and I wondered……if you was still here.”
She has her name tattooed on her arm.
“I know, I know you don’t want me to be sad all the time. I mean, the money, the house, all these luxurious things…..they were nice. But I also found another thing that was nice.” She then looked down on her belly button and notices she is pregnant with child.
“I recently found out it was a girl.” She said. “And I’m going to name it after you…….my little own Rose.”
Back in New York, Daria was done more with her money than just spending it on herself. She actually donated most of her money to some local charities, helping out in her old neighborhood and even saved enough to put herself into a good college…..or actually one of the best colleges in the United States.
As for Trench and Bobby……they actually went a little wild with their money with loads of hookers and nightclubs (at least for a while) but they have thought more ways of increasing their revenue…..
They joined alongside Black Freighter to get into the worldwide bounty hunting business and they are….semi-successful. They caught over 30 known fugitives with big bounties on their heads and together earn over $9 million the first 2 months.
And as for Nariaki……
“NARI! EMI!!” An longer-haired Mai said as she entered Nariaki’s room in their new home in a gated community. “HEY! I’m about to leave for class!!”
They were still sleeping in bed.
“Oh…I guess y’all are still asleep.” Mai said.
“Huh? Wha?” Emi was just waking up. “AAHH! MAI!” As she covered herself with the covers and put on a sweatshirt.
“Hey, I did knock.” Mai said.
“I’m a heavy sleeper, OK?” Emi said. “So…..you heading off to class or something?”
“Yeah. I thought you might be awake or…”
“So how’s that school been so far?” Emi said.
“It’s been pretty good.” She said. “I already made some friends there and it’s been all good throughout.”
“Nice.” Emi said. “Glad to see you’re doing well.”
“OH….um, Mai?” Emi had one more thing to say. “Hey…..it’s been over 4 months since the whole Academy thing….”
“Yeah….that whole thing with Mom and Dad used to be in there still blows my mind.” Mai said. “Like I don’t try to think it a lot but it sometimes just come out of the blue.”
“Nari said the same thing, too.” Emi said. “It’s not going to be a short task of stomaching this info about your parents.”
“It is.” Mai said. “But now…..I’m just glad my brother and you are alive.”
“I’m just glad to put this behind us.” Emi said. “And at least the money did help improve our lives a little.”
“Yeah…..I rather live here than that apartment.” Mai said. “Oh and Emi…..”
“Yes?” Emi asked.
“I do want to say that I knew eventually you and my brother would end up together.” Mai smiled. “And I’m glad you two are.”
Again, that made Emi blushed a bit.
“Oh…..why, thank you Mai.” She said.
“Well, I got to go.” Mai said. “I see you later OK?”
“Alright. Later, Mai!” Emi shouted.
“Later, Emi!” Mai replied back.
Emi then went back to bed with Nariaki waking up.
“Did Mai just leave?” he said.
“Yeah, she’s heading off to class.” Emi said. “We have the house….” She eventually takes off her sweatshirt and cuddles next to Nariaki. “….to yourselves.” Then she kisses him softly and it was a long one.
“Nari…..I love you….”
“…..I love you, too, Emi.”
Aside from their dresser, one of the former Academy A-Keys was blinking and until it was red…and then it turned off.
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