Chapter 4: Secrets
Peter wakes up in Mars living room. He looks up to see Ruby and Markus sitting along with Mars and Julian. “Oh he finally wakes” a young woman says to him as she takes the bandage off of his forehead.
“Who are you?” He asked her as he sits up.
“I’m Rebecca, one of Mars friends. He told me what had happened and told me needed my assitance” She smiles at him “You really used some powerful magic from what Mars and that other witch had told me” she stands up and heads to the kitchen.
“Speaking of which. Where is he?” Peter sits up fully.
“He pulled some skilled vanishing act as soon as you passed out. I wonder if the real reason he was there was just to see you in action” Mars stands up and heads out the room.
“What about the soul eater?” Peter asked them.
“Gone for now. Your spell is still lingering, but I’m not shocked blood magic does that you know. That’s why we don’t use it” Ruby smiles at him.
“It’s hard not to use it when it’s apart of you” Peter looks at his venis to see blood filling them.
“Babe help me out. What is blood magic?” Markus asked as Peter just looked at his hands slowly feeling the life coming back into them.
“Blood Magic, is a dangerous form of WitchCraft it leaves the user less than human if they use too much of it, too much of their own blood. It’s powerful, but even powerful magic has setbacks” Ruby said as Peter stands up.
“Slow down buddy” Julian says to him.
“I’m okay, and like I said Blood Magic is a part of me. I use it regardless” Peter walks out while Julian follows him.
“Hey slow down!” Julian stops him.
“I told you guys I’m fine, where is Mars?”
“He’s gone out, but hopefully my wonderful personality can keep you occupied” Rebecca comes from the kitchen smiling.
“Where is he we need to finish this, that thing is going to come back after him. My magic won’t hold it in the earth for long” Peter said to them.
“Are you still keeping secrets?” Ruby appears out of nowhere.
“No, I’m not” Peter keeps a straight face, but even Rebecca can see through it.
“Why don’t you go and rest for a little bit longer, and we’ll find Mars okay” Rebecca said to him as he heads back to the living room.
“He’s hiding something” Ruby said them.
“Maybe it’s for a good reason, we don’t know his story” Julian says to her.
“I’m going to look into something starting with his mom, tell Markus I’ll be back soon and he has some fresh brain in the fridge” Ruby vanishes.
“Fresh brain?” Julian asked.
“He’s a zombie remember” Rebecca pokes Julians forehead and heads back into the kitchen.
Truth of the Matter
In the park Mars sits under a tree secluded where no one else can see him while his fire souls play in the bright and hot sun. His fox soul plays in the bushes, while his scorpion soul crawls on his shirt, his eagle soul sits up a tree taking in the sun. “You guys really enjoy the sun huh?” he says to them while his lion soul appears right next to him.
“We get a portion of power from it, our fire rages when it burns brightly” his lion soul watches the sun.
“I’m still confused on why only you and panther will say anything to me?” Mars looks to the sun though the shade.
“You can feel them, but you can’t hear them just yet”
“I’ve been at this for years, and I still don’t understand everything. I hunt these soul eaters, but I know something else is preparing for an even bigger battle” Mars says as Lion continues to watch the sun.
“The one who used Blood Magic, the truth is with him”.
“He’s been lying ever since he got here, and that soul eater is not like the other ones. It keeps targeting me. It wants you guys for some reason” Mars lays backwards onto the tree.
“You’re not just a Soul Bearer Marshall, you are the Soul Bearer. We promised to protect you and we will” the lion says as someone peaks from behind the tree. Fox looks at Mars and he just smiles and nods his head. Fox runs to the other side of the tree and pulls the person from behind it.
“I’m moving okay!” it was Peter.
“What do you want?” Mars said as Fox ran to him and cuddled up to him.
“I just want to talk, I need to tell you everything” Peter said as heard something move under the ground. Fox began to growl and while Lion roar.
“Mars, it’s back, but something is different about it” Lion said as the ground began to shake, “And it’s not alone” the soul ripper erupts from the ground and five more were with it. All of Mars souls ran next to him.
“This is going to be hard” Mars said Peter who stood beside him.
“It won’t be, not if you use the Phoenix” Mars shocked by what he just said looked at him.
“How do you know about that?” Mars said as the Soul Ripper blasted him back into a tree knocking him out.
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