The Candle of Hope… (Part 2)

”But die”.

I started to panic. This was bad, all those who were under his control, will stay under his control. Us two brothers, were unique. We had these powers, no one else had. I could control time and space, but I never needed it. All I wanted, was to fit in with the others. My brother could control nearly everything since he used his powers often. I had no time to think, these… people came from every single direction. ‘Keep moving’, I thought.

”Brother! Think of all the people you are harming!” I yelled.
My brother laughed, ” Ha! Who cares about these people now? They treated like nothing, now its my turn.”
You may think these was odd, but in our basement, we had weird sculptures. Ones that may look like the ancient ones. Their eyes glowed. That couldn’t possibly mean… this battle was going to end with one standing.

These eyes would signal good or bad things, depending on the sculptures. And this sculpture, was the bad one.
”Brother, you know this will end with only one of us standing.” I pointed out.
My brother’s head turned slowly, ”Do you think I don’t know that?”
A spear nudged out of one of the sculpture’s hands and headed for me. I didn’t have enough time to dodge.
”Brother, you are just…” I deflected the spear, leaving a wide cut on my hand, ”Evil.”
He laughed menacingly, ”I know isn’t it? I’m just evil!”
Great… problems hide in every corner of my mind thinking I won’t solve it soon. That’s enough of a problem for me, now this? My world is basically… I couldn’t even say it. Everyone would know what it is anyway.

Blood slowly oozed from my hand.
”I can’t believe I’m going to do this but…” I declared, ” Let’s end this.”
My brother started to realize this was it, ”Now you’re serious. Let’s do it.”
We both grinned. I licked the blood from my hand. It took a few minutes but then my eyes started to glow red.
”What’s this? What trick are you playing now?” John asked.
”It’s nothing.” I replied.
My brother watched suspiciously. I stared back at him. ‘It’s over’, I thought.

Smiling, I pointed at him then pointed to the ground. He immediately fell to the ground.
”Playing little tricks, eh? Little brother.” John mumbled.
My body’s outline started to glow blue, then my eyes. My hidden power was just about to be unleashed upon my brother. What I was about to do, brings me a lot of pain. Killing my brother.
”You think that’s it, don’t you?” John grunted. My focus was suddenly directed to John. My eyes widened. How can he? How can he still stand while my… no, he has much more potential. Since we’re brothers, he can take much more, and so can I.
”I can do your tricks too.” He grinned.

This was going to be a tough battle. John pointed and me then up to the sky. I flew straight up. John jumped and in a blink of an eye, he was in front of me. He pointed down. No… I’m too high up, if this happens… I copied him. He and I both went down. Smash! There was a fog of dust surrounding us. Our home was destroyed. All there was, was just, meteor-like holes, where we landed. But one thing survived. The sculpture of the ancient one. We both looked at each other deep into the eyes.
”Tell me your real reason for doing this.” I ordered.
”My real reason… is to actually get revenge.” My brother replied.
Revenge… the one thing that ruins everyone’s lives. Revenge is everyone’s enemy. The one thing that causes war and sadness. Everything is rooted from revenge. If revenge never existed, negative feeling wouldn’t either. This is now a war between revenge and me.

To be continued…
(It’s too long to put everything into Part 2, so it will have to stretch onto Part 3.)

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5 Responses to The Candle of Hope… (Part 2)

  1. julia says:

    Hi Peter,
    What a fantasic story! Finally you did part 2. All the speech is really wonderful and you used a variety of other words instead of said. The whole thing flowed beautifully too. I think I should go for lessons to you- you have such a creative imagination. Now, just one request- write part 3. Thanks. Remeber, I’m waiting for part 3!

  2. Mr. Ruddy says:

    Hi Peter,
    Julia is right. This is brilliant work! I think I may come to you for lessons too!! This flows beautifully and your speech really helps the pace of the story. Sorry for the delay in posting Part 3. Everybody has been waiting for it. How does it feel Peter to know that people are enjoying your writing so much?
    Keep up the great work!

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