Defenders Episode 5: The Fury of Incubus Chapter 5!!

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On the Scrying Wall in her home the Crystal Chamber, Edenia has been watching the battle closely. She can’t believe how brazen the Dark Realm is becoming. Before, they were more discreet in their actions. In recent years they have begun performing more openly. Edenia recalls an account from years back that involved several mysterious disappearances. At each one she sense a strong aural presence that was cold and dark. The feeling matched the Dark Realm when they tried to invade Earth centuries ago. It’s a feeling she will never forget. Oddly though, Edenia, when she felt Incubus’ aura, doesn’t get the same chilling numbness as she did with the Dark Realm warrior Shadow who fought Guardian a week ago. She waves her hand and an image of that battle appears in a haze before it becomes clear. The Spirit of Earth waves her other hand, bringing up an image of the night Guardian’s powers were awakened and his battle with Akeem. She glances across each image including the current battle that is now taking place.
“So what do you think so far?” Edenia asks.
The other person in the Crystal Chamber gazed at the images as well. They have also been watching along with Edenia. “Most impressive, indeed,” he says.
“He has progressed a lot since his powers were awaken,” Edenia turns her eyes to her guest, “thanks to you.”
“I did what was necessary. The Dark Realm grows stronger. The Earth needs them again.”
“I am aware. The Dark Realm has become more brazen in recent years. Their presence in Philadelphia is their latest action. I’m just glad that Guardian resisted their influence,” said Edenia. Her voice trailed off at the end and she hangs her head in shame.
The man with her places a hand on her left shoulder. “You did what you could, Edenia.”
Edenia stares blankly before asking, “Did I?”
“You couldn’t force them to stay. They made their own path. I have feeling Guardian will not turn out like the other two.”
“Perhaps you’re right. When I explained his purpose to him, I saw the assurance in his eyes, like he knew what he had to do. I gather he gained this sense of purpose by the deeds he performed in Philadelphia.”
“What deeds?” the man asked.
Edenia dispelled the images she had and conjured new ones. This new set of images showed Guardian’s exploits as the vigilante of Philadelphia. The man scans each of them carefully. One image is of Guardian saving a maintenance worker after his safety harness fails while working on the Ben Franklin Bridge. Another showed him stopping a robbery. One more shows him evacuating people from a burning building and another of Guardian assisting Philadelphia Police in a chase. The man looked intrigued yet his expression remains stoic. “He is the champion of this city?” he asks.
“To some, he is. Others view Guardian as an outlaw, a kind of recluse who operates against the law rather than within it,” Edenia told him.
“To care for the lives of others is not immoral. Why brand him eccentric?” said the man with confusion in his voice.
Edenia sighs softly, wondering the same thing. “The world has become a different place. People’s minds today are very fleeting as opposed to before when they were more understanding of things. It has become common to place a label on that which cannot be understood.”
“So his deeds go unrewarded.”
“No, they go unnoticed. Or to be more accurate unrecognized. Guardian’s heroics are noticed but he is not credited for them by the people who see him as an outlaw. It is better for them to accept that a good deed was done, but give the credit to someone else that they feel deserves it more.”
“Or they deny him the credit altogether,” said the man, shaking his pitifully. “Tis a shame how much has changed.”
“Indeed, but there is no need to fret,” says Edenia. “Guardian has committed himself to protecting the people of his city and he will continue to do so regardless of how he is judged. And I feel that that commitment will carry over in his fight against the Dark Realm.” She pauses for a moment to allow her words sink into her guest’s mind. She then asks, “So what do think?”
The man holds a moment in answering her. “I’ll give you my final judgment after I meet him.”

(The story begins HERE!! Get your copy of Defenders Volumes 1 and 2 through the links in the J1 Studios Bookstore for your Kindle and eBook device!! And check out my new fantasy novel Arcana X and the adventure continues in Arcana X: 2nd Assignment!! And see the witch dance with the devil in my fan fiction Dante vs. Bayonetta and it’s the angriest vs. the furious in “Kratos vs. Asura!!”)

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Fury Rages On-Kratos vs. Asura
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Chapter4
Chapter5
Chapter6
Chapter7
Chapter8
Chapter9
Chapter10
Chapter11
Chapter12
Chapter13

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