Chapter 2 – Xtreme Squad

As was discussed with Charles Thompson, Lucas Walken and Kuzuki they decided to visit the Librarian who lives underground in The City of Demons.  Jasper and Yuri were the first to step onto the ladder at the manhole where he lived. The smell to Lucas was still as bad it used to be years ago. The four of them took their steps down the dirty lane and explored the area. Jasper and Yuri turned on some torches to see their way through the darkness. Rats run past the Squad as they saw a familiar figure in a middle sized room of books and papers. The Librarian was standing with his one eyen blue scope of light eyed off Lucas Walken and then he noticed the others. 

“Mr. Walken you are not the first visitors to come my way today. It’s been a busy day. I have my thoughts on why you are here,” spoke The Librarian.

“Who have you seen today Librarian?” Lucas asked him.

“Your mentor Fridather was here and we have a present for you. However there is the pressing issue that you are here for. No one comes here just for a chat. People come here when they are against a wall much like your sister was when she was finding out about her past.”

“We are looking for information on Akuryou, his history and wondering why my magic didn’t work against him. Maybe it’s not strong enough,” Lucas replied to him.

The Librarian nodded and walked around the bookshelf’s pointing at things in thought. Jasper for some reason found the whole meeting a laugh and was smirking.

“And young Jasper you would have fared much worse against Akuryou for his ski9ll in sword play is stronger than yours,” The Librarian said out loud.

“He can’t be better than me, is he?” Jasper shouted back looking at Lucas worried by the Librarian’s remark.

“Lucas’s magic is neither the strongest nor the weakest. No magic can harm Akuryou because in his blood he is magic proof passed on by his parents and than his grandparents and on and on it goes,” he spoke.

“Is this a rare ability this magic proof? Was it obtained decades ago by his family?” Yuri asked curiously.

The Librarian popped back to his desk with a few books he dropped on it, “Well Yuri the ability is very rare now but back in the olden times it was more common. It was said to be a vaccine against wizards by some clever vampires around the time when Allegheri was middle age or younger maybe. The number of people who had it disappeared over the past two hundred years so Akuryou is a rare breed.  It is likely his family back then had issues against wizards and was worried by attacks so they took the measure they needed,”

“So what’s the way to catching him?” Jasper asked.

“Just don’t use magic. He is human after all. He is a clever and resourceful man and would require planning to pin him down. Lucas is the son of Jonathan Walken and I believe you the match in wits and ability. As a wizard Lucas you are also rare. The days of wizards roaming all the lands are gone. Once upon a time there were wizards, demons, and vampires who would walk the land with ease between the Death lands and The City of Demons. The name given to the City before Censilo the Demon Lord’s time was called Wanderers Plains. It was called that because people came here to start a new life, from magic people to simple humans. It was also the first to use the technologies that you use today and was turned into a city. It was never called a city in the mainstream until a young Censilo appeared. Your friend Mr. Umezu was called a young man creating his own technologies in the rat race to become powerful and rich by any measure. With no government it was the survival of the fittest and smartest back then,” The Librarian explained in detail.

Lucas took in the information as Jasper smirked at the girls, “He’s going all Professor Walken on us now. I hate history lessons.”

“So Censilo grew up in Wanderers Plains and set out his wars in other lands that created the First and Second Life Worlds. Than after these events he returns to make his name and took his home land for himself thus moving to create the Hyper Camp with my sister there?” Lucas said putting together the history events.

“Correct Lucas that was the events that happened. You will need to be careful still in The City of Demons. I feel that Akuryou is not the only danger that lies here. Now onto your present that Fridather and I made for you,” The Librarian answered.

The Librarian took out a long box from under his desk and put it on the table and opened it up. The four members of the Xtreme Squad moved in to see what it was. It was a medium sized long club with spikes on it. He lightly touched the spikes to reveal a glowing blue light around it, “This is a magic club for you Lucas. It will help control and strengthen your power and it’s an effective weapon to attack. We thought of instead of a typical staff and sword that you would be better off with this. Its history was used by a demon that Fridather meet on his old journeys with Allegheri the Vampire. Use it wisely,” he explained to Lucas carefully.

“We better be moving off but thank you for your information. We better make some plans,” Lucas said picking up the club weapon. The Librarian nodded as the four of them headed back the way they went. 

They made it back to the street level when Jasper had a look at the club weapon, “Nice toy you have there. I wonder what it’s called?” he wondered.

“I’ll ask Fridather when I see him next time. He should be around soon enough with all the drama that is happening,” Lucas answered and the Squad disappeared off into the street to prepare for the next round against Akuryou.

Akuryou’s control of Chinatown was spreading to other parts of The City of Demons. Smaller time criminals were seeing him as a leader of sorts and others saw him as the biggest figure since Censilo to help bring back the darkness and sorrow. He knew he could use this to drive his plan against the Xtreme Squad but he also knew that the rise of Lucas Walken was coming. The public eye away from the criminals saw Lucas and his team as the best chance apart from Chisoutsa to keep the city safe. It was part of Chisoutsa’s plan to replace a Walken with another to make sure that the city felt safe and secure while she was gone with a new life.

Akuryou had arrived at a underground train station with his ally Ben to read the discussion papers that he took from the bombing of the government building. With passengers all them on the train he opened up the papers and looked through them. Ben kept an eye out for any trouble or the Xtreme Squad.

“Have we sorted out all the technology pieces I told you to build?” Akuryou asked Ben.

“We have boss, specially the designs you made when you worked with Censilo,” he answered him.

“Good, you must be always prepared for any outcome. That was one area Censilo was good at. What he failed in was taking action at the right time. That my friend will not happen with us,” Akuryou replied.

Akuryou studied some of the government papers. Most of them were very formal, nothing new in terms of what he didn’t know until there were some details on something that surprised him.

“Now that is a messy outcome, especially for her the poor hero of our world.”

The train stopped at a station with a herd of people coming in as Ben moved for a few of them to sit down next to them. The train started moving again, “What did you find there?” he asked.

“Something very important but something I won’t say for now. The energy locator device that I told you to make with the others. Is that working now?”  Akuryou questioned Ben.

“Yes I remember that device was working, a few days’ back they had one up and running well enough,” 

“I believe it’s time to have some play time in the city. Spread the police line thin and shake everything that there is in the city. That will be our plan for now. Garth would be the best man for the job. Strong and powerful and he will also keep Xtreme Squad busy. It’s getting late, we’ll get off at the next station and return home. These papers were very good to me. Our planning might be slow but when we attack we go with a bang to everyone,” Akuryou smiled at Ben.

The two of them stepped off the train and Akuryou paused for a moment and looked at Ben with a feeling over him, “Do you get the feeling that someone is watching us?” 

“No boss I’m not getting that. Are you?” Ben replied

“Yeah it’s an odd feeling. Not dangerous but someone just watching the pages turning for now. It must be nothing,” Akuryou said back to Ben.

It was another late night at the Xtreme Squad Headquarters where Lucas and Jasper was in the backyard having drinks and had a swim in the river. Lucas wrapped a towel around him and expanding the team was on his mind.

“You know I have this person coming tomorrow who used to work for Mr. Umezu. He suggested to me that we need someone who stays at here and watches the base and gives us direction when we are on the road. He says she’s a tough woman to be with but worth it,” Lucas explained to Jasper.

Jasper took a beer from the outside fridge and thought about it for a moment, “Sounds good but you’re already fucking Kuzuki and Yuri, can we handle a third girl?” he answered cocky wise.

“No Jasper. This is an off limits girl and besides I’ve known Kuzuki and Yuri for years now. You know The City of Demons, you are fighting for justice or drinking, gambling, going to the Washu Spring, and having sex to pass the time in these parts,” Lucas answered.

“Yeah, yeah I think we do someone who can direct us on the road too. We could have had the help the other day I suppose. I mean fuck this Akuryou covers his tracks really well man. He’s not the standard criminal that leaves footprints all around Chinatown. The only time we see him is when he is causing shit,” Jasper said sitting down on a seat looking out at the river.

“There are always footprints, some are harder to find while others are clear but not where you would expect it. If he wants to make this mark on the city to gain control than track we will see,” Lucas replied to him.

Jasper nodded and took a couple beers from the fridge, “I’m gonna figure this computer system we have set up for this woman who’s coming over tomorrow.” He said walking back into the house. Kuzuki and Yuri came out to do some skinny dipping in the river.

“Oi, what about me?” Lucas asked them. 

Both girls turned around in the water and they skipped through it back up to Lucas. They lay down on both sides to him on the sand that broke away the grass and the backyard to the river. Yuri pulled the towel off and started to massage him with Kuzuki lying next to him. Lucas relaxed watching out to the river.

It was in the morning at nine o’clock sharp when the newest member of the Squad and she was already inspecting the warehouse. She was a shorter woman than the rest of the crew but had a strong feeling to her.  She looked over the computers to gain an idea what the Squad was up to.

“You surely need someone to help you here. You obviously failed to catch Akuryou because you were ill prepared,” she noted to them.

“Well Mamoru we are just starting to feel our feet on the ground so to speak,” Lucas explained to her. Mamoru had short black hair and sighed to them looking around the warehouse and seeing two frozen wheels in a corner of the area.

“I’ll join your squad and make sure you know what you are doing on the roads.  This is a gift from Mr. Umezu before I came here and this will help with contact from here to wherever you may go in this world,” Mamoru replied.

She gave them earpieces to put them on, “Tap them,” she said. Yuri tapped hers and a laser energy microphone appeared up to her mouth.

“Is how we connect with you back here?” Kuzuki asked.

“Yes. They are waterproof too and you can contact me at anytime when they are problems and I will inform you of any issues in the city. I will also make sure you are on time with missions and make sure you are goofing off,” Mamoru explained eyeing Jasper.

“Oh I’m the misfit of the Squad. Alright you think that way,” Jasper replied with a tint of his head.

“I have also attached some extra features to the computers and around the computers so when something…” Mamoru was interrupted by a massive noise of red alarms and the computers flashing red on the screen. 

Jasper and Yuri turned around to see a red dots circling on a map on the main screen near the computer section. Mamoru rushed to the computer and read the details, “There’s dozens of men and guards breaking into the Government Square and a number of bombings around the city. The Prime Leader is under attack! You must go!” she shouted.

“Shit Charles is under attack. We need to go,” Lucas replied in a panic. The four of them rushed out to the jeeps and Mamoru opened up the doors to the warehouse. Lucas grabbed his club weapon and drove fast straight out of the headquarters to save the Government Square. 

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