|It's in the title|
Prologue - Twisted Souls
Rain showered down upon me and brother as we walked through the slums of a corrupted and battered city known as Grymes-Reach which is one of the many rotten districts of the Viridian Government. It's a hardship alone to try and survive anywhere for if it you're not getting jumped and beaten by thugs or fiends then it's by the Governments own officers or any patrolling militants in the area, unless you're wealthy and have coin to spare that is. Things have been this way for years since the sudden death of Lionel Bradley Sr., the former head of Viridian government prompting his succession by his foolish, vain and ignorant son Lionel Bradley Jr. who can care less of how middle or lower class citizens are treated.
As I speak, whilst me and my older brother Saph were on our way home we could already see a poor, wandering vagrant being struck to the ground by two officers who could care less for the man as they struck him with their fists laughing and mocking the man. I clenched my fists and wish I could go over there and put those rotten bastards six-feet under but Saph held me back saying there was nothing we could do about it and I hated that.
"I just wish once, one of those damned pigs would give me a reason to beat them down and see if they like it!" I spat in disgust.
"Sorrel keep your voice down or they'll hear you and start on us next!" Saph whispered cautiously looking over his should to see if I had gotten their attention.
"I really wish they would come over here, those corrupt cowards have probably never stopped a crime in their life for they've been too busy getting in on it themselves." I muttered as we continued on our way.
I looked back and saw that the two had left the man, beaten and bloodied in the street to die which only made the fire of hate burning with me grow more furiously but I had to keep calm, at least for Saph's sake. As we kept on, we would later come across a group of officers, including the two from before and they were blocking our only possible way of getting home so we kept our heads low and slowly tried to walk passed them but to no avail we were stopped any away and pulled into the old, cracked cobblestone street the rain still hammering down a upon us.
"You think worthless nobodies like you could just walk by us without paying up?! I don't think so, so cough up any of the gold on both of you or you'll end up like the peasant up the street!" He shouted at us as him and his partners wielded their batons, glaring at us with expressions devoid of any type of emotion, the looks of a killer.
"I'm sorry, but I'm afraid we're both out of coin at the moment... could you make an exception for the both of us? Or maybe just for the boy he's only fifteen, please there isn't a need for violence!" Saph pleaded to them, but it only the officers angry and unruly.
"What is it with you wastes of space?! There are no exceptions for any poor sons of bitches like you and your bum of a sibling and now you two will face the consequences! C'mon boys, hold the kid while I beat this punk into the ground!"
The group of officers grabbed both my arms preventing me from fighting back and then they began beating Saph ruthlessly and without hesitation till he was down to his last breath, begging for his life. I tried desperately to break free of the officers hold but it was no use, and with one last strike to Saph was dead in the street, lying face down beaten to a pulp. The guards laughed letting me down to see my now bloodied brother. I cried, asking for Saph to get up but it was no use, he was gone and there was nothing anybody could do about it... but I'm not just some nobody and I'm not going to let my brother die without consequence. As the officers turned their backs and were getting ready to head to their quarters, I quickly lifted the baton off one of them, but I was caught alerting the others near him.
"You must want to end like your pathetic excuse for a brother huh?! Well if that's the case, then I'll gladly take you out just as I did him!" He shouted and with that a fight between me and four officers began.
He cocked back his arm and released a heavy punch but I was just agile enough to dodge and strike down heavy on his ribs causing him to shrill in pain. I followed up with a blow to his throat causing him to fall to the ground gasping for air. The other then drew their batons and circled me but just like the first I made quick work of them, brutally beating them down as they malevolently did Saph. After the bloody brawl had ended, I took a look around and realized that I had killed the officers, dead from the blows I had delivered. However, I didn't feel a sense of remorse for them, they were vile people and I doubt if anybody will miss them so I left the scene carrying Saph's body as I later buried him that night.
As I sat near the grave I've made Saph, I knew that I'd become wanted for the deaths of those officers and that they would be coming for me soon so I headed off to friends place where I would stay, for my plan now is to take down this corrupt government and its members even if I die in the process.
|The prolouge to a very peculiar story.|