Chapter 6 (Wukong)
“Looks like I win.” Wukong said, “Any last words?”
The creature faded into the air with a mocking smile. “We will find you and kill the rest of the chosen.” the creature’s words hung in the air leaving Wukong in shock.
He quickly recovered and called down to the forest, “Rengar, are you alright?” Rengar jumped up to the branch angrily replying, “You kicked me of the branch and into a long fall down!”
Wukong smiled, “At least I saved you.”
Rengar grumbled, “Where did that monster go?”
Wukong expression turned grim, “He disappeared with a threat. It also appears that there are many more of them and that they will hunt us down.”
Rengar looked at him with surprise, “What do you suggest we do?”
“I say it is time we took a journey to the majestic jungle surrounding the Temple of Alineror.” Wukong said, “We must prepare.”
Rengar nodded, and they both jumped from tree to tree. The days went by normally, constant travel, small stops to find food, and resting. One day, however, was one of the most greatest, yet terrifying experience they had ever seen.
“Screech!” Both Rengar and Wukong woke up in shock and fear to see a massive Dragonhawk staring at them. It opened its flaming beak which could have eaten them with a few tall trees whole. Letting out another deafening screech, it flew at them with amazing speed.
“Run!” Wukong yelled, as he jumped off the tree, desperately trying to get away. Rengar did the same, running, jumping, and then hiding near the lower part of the forest. Wukong sent many clones away to distract the creature and then hid behind some moist plants.
“Screech!” Wukong resisted the urge to check where the Dragonhawk was. “Screech.” This time, it was distant. Wukong peaked around the tree and then immediately wished that he never did.
“Screech!” The Dragonhawk flew towards them with its immense wings spicing the tree tops. Before Wukong could move, the Dragonhawk caught him with its claws, pulling Wukong through the tree and into the air.
Rengar looked up to the sky and leaped away, from tree to tree. Rengar jumped for his life, until three large, golden claws pulled him back while in mid flight.
Wukong and Rengar looked each other in the eyes, both of them were afraid of what was going to happen next.
“What do we have here, The Pridestalker and The Monkey King.” The Dragonhawk said. Wukong and Rengar looked at each other in complete confusion.
“Tell me, why are you traveling in my territory?” the Dragonhawk asked.
Rengar was unable to speak as he tried to formulate words, so, Wukong spoke, “We seek the Temple of Alineror which is surrounded by the majestic jungle.”
“You speak the truth. Why is it that you wish to go there?” the Dragonhawk spoke questioningly. “We seek to get stronger so that, when the monsters we had faced before return, we will be ready.” Wukong stated.
“They are just the beginning, mere scouts of their leader who destroys all life for an energy called life force.”
Wukong and Rengar remained silent, taking this new information in.
“I will take you there, but be warned, there are many dangers out there.” The Dragonhawk flew across the forest with its magnificent wings leaving a beautiful blazing orange, fire trail in the air.
Wukong looked around him, realising for the first time, how sad it would be to leave his great home. “I will be the best.” He reminded himself, however, that still did not ease the feeling.
Wukong took a quick glance at the Dragonhawk. It was of the same race as the Phoenix Dragon, however, the Dragonhawk was not a living inferno and could not be reborn yet. Then, Wukong discovered another thing, the Dragonhawk was a female for that she was caring enough to help them. Looking at the fiery wings, Wukong predicted that the Dragonhawk would become a Phoenix Dragon in year.
Wukong admired the view below them, whispering to himself, “This is truly, a rare, and amazing experience.”