The Lone Wolf's Road 8

''Behold you kingdoms of Earth, I am nearing fast!'', declared Leonardo.

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''You who resist me I will bare thee death to life.

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All five kingdoms I have slain.

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Don't you see how my power strikes?

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Fools are those who stand against me!

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Weaklings are those who offend my greatness.''

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He who heard His nearing legions heard the thunder like a roar.

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''See how the Spirit had taken my love, my life, my all!

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The Spirit which had brought you now a demise beyond calculation.

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That is I, Leonardo!

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The coming king of kings, lord of lords!

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I the destroyer of worlds.

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I shall cover the face of Earth with my shadow shroud.

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I shall cover it in ash and cloud.

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Embrace my light of mind.

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For I shall free you of this rotten world.''

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I saw no living soul to cross my path.

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I followed the path of Leonardo's desolation.

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He left nothing but pain and anguish about.

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Then there was a flash to where I stood at the Howling Hills.

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It was Leonardo himself who came in such a fearful sight.

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I showed no fear nor had I showed him vulnerable thoughts.

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He surrounded me and taunted me about.

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His paws left dying leaves about.

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''It is a wonder I have not slain you yet, friend.'', he said with such a grotesque snarl.

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He bared his teeth like blades of silver.

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''I bare no fear, friend, for I am your only one friend.'', I said

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He raised his red marble eyes after me.

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''Oh all of the strength I have gained ever since.'', he said.

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''Behold, my friend, I am mighty and great.

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Avoid the foolish thought to reject my nobility.

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Come! Come with me and serve with me.

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I will teach you much, give you much and do you much goodness.

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To join me is to bring me salvation.''

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I said, ''Unfortunate it is to hear that I will never join you.

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For union shall bring nothing of salvation.

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For I know your cunning ways.

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For I know how you will approach the world.

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For you will do Earth harm.''

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''Too weak you are.'', he said.

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''Yet knowledge is power, and Earth's ignorance is its weakness.

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You are wise, yet not wise enough, for you oppose your own friend.

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Opposing my love and my life.

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Opposing me.

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This is your ignorance.

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The ignorance you have which gives me the wisdom to strike the world.

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To strike you all steadfastly in the core of your world.

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Where there is desolation of heart and mind.

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Where everything living is weak and heartless to the bone!''

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I said, ''You cannot win over good, for you too fight in the hate which drives you.''

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''My wrath is necessary over all creation.'', he told me, now face to face.

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''I shall make a turn of the world.

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I shall make my idea, my vision come to flesh and blood.

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I will move mountains, conquer beasts, ruin heroes.

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I will illuminate the mind of Earth with my sight of the future.

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A better future for the good of all.

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For the greater cause!

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I shall bring over us my paw to mark history.

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I shall mark it with the blood of rulers and lords.

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Mark it with the blood and sorrow of fallen heroes and armies.

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Even if it takes me to mark history with the blood of my own veins!

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History, creation, Earth, power, it's all mine!

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Fall to your knees!

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For I tell you now!

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I rule now and forever!''

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''You will never manage over Earth, even against the Spirit!'', I said.

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''You will never rise over the hill of Earth.

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You will never strike the world with your hateful claws.

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For you, Leonardo, have failed yourself.''

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He struck me down, standing over me now.

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He said over me, ''Well then, we are enemies now.

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''Were we not?'', I said.

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''I have seen all that you killed, taken and destroyed.''.

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''So that is how it will be, will it friend?'', he said.

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''Yes friend.'', I said.

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Then he said to me, ''Bare my word, friend.

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For I will destroy the Spirit.

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I will hunt after every living thing.

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And I will hunt after you.

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If this is how it will be,

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then it is war I will give you!''

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In a flash, he shot away.

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At the Mirhaud Mountain, I saw him greatly standing.

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Leonardo called after all the lands about him.

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''Hear my howl world!

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My name shall be legendary!

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This war will be legendary!

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I will have your throat!''.

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He went on to drive his legions after the kingdoms of Earth.

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All northwards and ready for the fight.

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For I, I had seen all the wrath my friend could bare.

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I had seen how Leonardo had grown  to be great.

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And beyond evil.

The End

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