warning graphic violence,please be advised*
the walls were damp with mildew and mud.
the smell was pungent mixed with blood,stale wine and sweat.
cao cao sat uneasily in the throne that had been lu bu's.
at his feet were the defeated warriors of there army.lu bu,zhang liao,chen gong and javier,kain,inia,and wassabi.
bound tightly in there bonds.lu bu was thrashing like a wild beast.while the others were bowed in defeat and surrender"release me you swine!cao cao!untie me and we will rule the land with me as your most powerful general"
cao cao twisted his mustache between his fingers a amused expression on his face."chen gong,my old friend.swear to me and i will have you out of those ropes in a instant"
cao cao declared.though by chen gongs stubborn expression he knew the answer "i can not,i can not un see what i have already saw.i can not un remember you slaughtering your own family thinking they would turn you into the guards ....when it was a pig that was to be butchered."
he said.Cao Cao scowled." a moment"guan yu spoke up.Cao Cao turned and looked at him"this man has shown exceptional wisdom ,bravery and ability as well as honer.i ask that he is aloud the chance to show you his worth as a warrior and officer"
zhang fei stepped up "ya,and that white haired punk and his gang has shown some metal.you could do worse than having them in your army"he said his massive hands wrapped around his belt.
lu bu turned and looked at liu bei"little brother,remember it was i that helped you to have peace with yuan shu!"lu bu roared"and you turned on brother the instant he was preoccupied you mongrel!"fei snarled"you maggot!zhang fei i should have carved your bowls out of your hide the first time you got slop eyed drunk!"lu bu bellowed.the two raged back and forth before
cao cao declared"silence!"
then he looked at liu bei"anything you want to say liu bei?"
liu bei stepped forward"this man claims me as his brother but has betrayed everyone who has shown him love or loyalty.he is a beast of a man and has only treachery in his heart."liu bei said with a clench fist"you should hang his head from the walls as alesson to all tyrants and scoundrels!"
cao cao,needed no help in deciding lu bu's fate.his decision had been already fated.in truth he was measuring liu bei's character by the answer he had given.a man who had betrayed everyone he served preached of treachery,but there was a strong charisma to the man and he was useful,but required the right approach and handling.
lu bu had been howling with rage at liu bei's answer,much to cao cao's amusement.
zhang liao swore an oath before cao cao,as did javier.
lu bu did as well,up until his head rolled into the executioners basket.chen gong met his end with dignified silence.
several days passed by ,cao cao had left the castle in liu bei's temporary care to return his attention to yuan shao who had been attacking his forces with renewed zeal in his absence.
the maid diao chan was haggard and exhausted after being passed back and forth between liu bei and Guan yu.a prize .a spoil of victory.
but the two had began to regret sharing her and a feud was breaking out.
zhao yun marched into the room as the two argued ,each pulling on the arm of the frightened diao chan,almost wrenching it from its socket.she cried out in pain but her suffering was ignored.
"harlot!I WILL NOT HAVE YOU PLAY MY LORD AGAINST HIS SWORN BROTHER,AS YOU DID THAT SWINE DOUNG ZHOU AND THE DOG LU BU!"before any one could react the warrior pulled free a long sowrd and hefted it in his hands.both hands around the hilt he swung with all his might"please n...."ddiao chan shrieked.but it was to late.zhoa yun had murder in his eyes,and madness in his mind.there was a splash of blood and her upper torso was cast at liu beis feet.while her lower half tumbled into a heap at guan yu's feet.
both stared at zhoa yun,the tortured body of diao chan.and one another.
then liu bei smiled.the maid forgotten in a instant"he is right my brother,let us not quarrel over some woman.stand at my side as the man of honer you are!"
guan yu was more affected by the murder of the maid but clasped hands with his oath brother"so it shall be"he said in his deep voice.
<---You lie!it was a link! :(