52w, 7hChess Game of the Gods
We had been walking for almost a hour now around the outside of the huge city Oasis and I was getting bored. ‘Hey Kate, how long do you think it will be before we get to test out our new weapons?’ I turned my head slightly to look at her. She was looking at her new blade.
“I don’t know, but when ever we do I’m sure we will mess anything up that gets in our way.” We both grinned at this.
‘Your right. I can’t wait to try them out!’ My tail twitched with excitement, the battle axe attached to it reflecting the light beautifully. When we made it to the south-eastern end of the outside of the city we broke off and walked in that direction. We walked about 3 miles and the sun started to go down. ‘Jeez, I’m thirsty. Kate do we have any water?’ She nodded and reached behind her, pulling out what looked like a canteen. I took it and drank some before giving it back to her. ‘Thanks.’ She nodded in reply and put the canteen back. The walk lasted another hour before a small town came into view, we could just make it out in the near depleted light. ‘That must be The Pass, let’s hurry.’ Kate patted me on the head.
“You're like some sorta natural born leader or something.” I heard that sarcasme. “Come on, hurry up. It’s colder than the winter out here.” She crossed her arms and shivered a bit. I loved being covered in thick fur sometimes. My fur seems to make me warm but not too hot, I love it! I broke out into a sprint and in a matter of minutes was right outside of the small town, or should I call it a village? The guard out front gave us a look before stepping aside.
“Your lucky, we were about to close entry for the night.” He grunted. By the sound of his voice he was a griffin with a attitude.
“Ya, thanks buddy.” Kate mumbled as I walked past the guard. It looked like a old western movie town, there was a saloon, a sheriff's office, a bank, pretty much everything. I made my way for the saloon, hoping there would be a room for rent. Kate and I pushed the doors open to see only a few ponies at a table and a bar maid, a female griffin. I walked over to the counter and sat down.
“Hello.” She made her way over to us and smiled. “Let me guess, you want a room?” Kate nodded. “It’s 5 bits a night.” Kate dug into one of our bags and gave her five bits. “Right this way.” She jumped out from behind the bar and walked over to the stairs that were just to the side. She lead us up the stairs and into a fancy western style room. “You have a nice sleep now ya hear?” She gave us a warm smile and closed the door.
‘Ok now I can point out the strange things I saw today.’ Kate stopped putting things away and looked at me.
“Oh? What did you see?” I sat down and took a deep breath.
‘Well for one the town was empty as all hell and the bar maiden JUMPED over the counter and didn’t use the little latch on the side.’ Kate stared at me blankly for a moment before picking up our things and setting them by me.
“If your right then I want you to keep these by you, just in case something happens.” I nodded and pulled the bags close to myself.
----The next morning!---
“Ow! I tripped over it!” I heard a very mad whisper when I woke up. Something had tripped over my back leg and was really mad at that.
“Shut up you fool! You’ll wake it up!” A very familiar female voice called very angry. “Hurry and get the bags from it!” Hehe, hell no. I let out a sleepy growl and leaned on the bags some more. I heard 3 aggravated sighs. “You know what? Kill the stupid thing and take the bags!” AH HELL NAW! I shot up and spun towards the three voices. I saw the female griffin and the other ponies that were in the saloon before, the griffin holding a bow and the ponies holding swords in their mouths.
“Wux re ti itrewicir nomenoi waethi!” I think I said that right, oh well it got them shocked at least. I pined one with my paw and cut his throat with one claw. The other pony recovered and charged at me only to meet my tail half way and he decided to introduce his eye to it. He fell over in pain and clutching his eye. I stepped over him and growled at the griffin. ‘Hah, no running no-” She shot off and broke out of the window, waking up Kate in the process.
“What the?!” She looked at the now two corpses on the ground. “What did you do?!” I looked at her and smiled.
‘Just stopped us from being robbed, tho one got away.’ We both looked out the window to see a bunch of ponies start to gather around the building. ‘Ok there’s a bunch of them, we’re doomed aren't we?’ She nodded then, very slowly, got a devil smile on her face that could make a puppy cry.
“Austin.” I gulped. “Shall we ‘test’ our new weapons out on these bandits?” Oh this cat, she is the daughter I never had and more then likely would never have gotten.
‘Oh you.’ I chuckled and started running towards the window. While I was doing so Kate jumped onto my back and ducked as I broke both the wall and window and took flight. ‘YEEEAAAAAA!’ I laughed and avoided the spears that were now being thrown at me. ‘Everyone’s a critic...’ I mumbled and landed on the other side of the old western type town. ‘I feel like a cowboy.’ I chuckled.
“You would.” Kate mumbled. “Now what?” She asked as the small army began to approach us with smirks and taunting remarks.
‘Well we do what we planned.’ I crouched down with a grin. ‘Test out our new toys...’ I charged forward suddenly with my tail almost to the ground behind me. A unicorn with two swords was the first to meet my axe, when he held the blades up to defend my axe, I swear, went through them like paper. I won’t really describe the gory parts but let’s just say brain soup was served. Kate jumped off of my back when I hit the huge group like a fucking bull and landed in the middle. She drew her blade and began to hack away at the defences the ponies were trying to put up. Strange thing is that my axe-tail fazed right through a magic shield put up by another unicorn. ‘So I can chop through magic as well? Sweet! Kate try that!’ Kate gave me a side glance then grinned.
“Alright.” She chuckled. She spun around and began charging at a unicorn, who put up a dark colored shield. As I had predicted her long sword went right through the magic and into the chest of the caster. “This is amazing! We really need to thank that dragon!” I laughed at that and nodded. After about a hour of hacking and slashing we had finally dropped their numbers to like, five, 3 unicorns, one earth pony, and that she-griffin with the bow that has been flying and watching her team fall with wide eyes.
“You idiots! How hard is it to kill a cat and a manticore!?” She yelled at the remainder. The others looked at eachother and ran off. “YOU FOOLS!” She screamed and turned to Kate and I.
‘Well Kate, it seems we just beat a small army with little to no injuries. How does it feel?’
“It feels like I just became the richest cat in the world.” She laughed. Suddenly the she-griffin shot an arrow that went straight at Kate.
‘Aww shit, it’s one of those slow motion moments where I have to chose whether to save myself or Kate. I was wondering when this would happen, now I can die happy!’ I chuckled and dove into the path of the arrow, when it hit it just made a slight ‘ding’ sound and dropped into the sand. ‘Well, that was anticlimactic.’ I sighed and looked at Kate. ‘You alright?’ She chuckled and nodded.
“You forgot we’re wearing scale mail armor, NOTHING is going to get through this stuff.” I nodded and finally began to pay attention and glared up at the she-griffin, who, again, had wide as all hell eyes filled with fear.
“Um,” She paused then began flying away.
‘Ah HELL naw.’ I growled and shot up after her. I chased her half way back to Oasis when I finally caught her.
“No! Please! Don’t kill me!” She complained the whole way back to The Pass. By the looks of it Kate had gotten to looting while I was gone.
“Hey Austin! Turns out they hid their loot in some building nearby! Nothing we can really use other then the bits.” I landed next to her and dropped the griffin. “So ya got her, what now?”
‘What else? We think of a fun way to kill her.’
“Um,” The griffin gulped. “Can I go please?” Kate and I looked at each other and grinned.
“Sorry chicken, but you tried to steal from us and kill us, time we got revenge.” The griffin got wide eyed as Kate drew her blade. “Old her down Austin.” I grinned and nodded, holding her down so nothing but her stomach showed. Kate ended it with a quick stab into her stomach.
We had chicken that night, and I loved it!