Chapter 3 - Self sacrifice
The battlefield.. It always seemed a place where people suffered and died for nothing, just to settle a dispute between two men who apparently held a better status in life then the person that are recruited under him. Was this really how life was? Either fight under someone or die trying to seek freedom.
" You will not pass beyond this gate. "
His eyes flashed with rage, he stood infront of dozens of enemies, maybe even in the hundreds that tried to enter the main camp. SintSuke's thoughts were back in the past the moment he saw something of Shu, whether it was a flag or a symbol of their kingdom. Shu once killed an entire village because they refused to aid him, everyone but a few managed to escape. He was supposed to live a happy life with other kids but instead he watched his own people slaughtered by Shu soldiers, his own family.. All he could do was run from soldiers that chased him, barely managed to escape by other villagers sacrifice to aid him.
He clenched his fist to tighten the grip of his hilt, an eerie dark blue glow surrounded him, his teeth grit together as he stared at the enemies infront of him. He was losing it.
" I will kill all of you! "
He charged straight out from the gate, his foot steps were like a thunderstrikes, without a single thought about his own life, he used himself as a weapon, giving one massive horizontal slash at the front troops, sending them flying back with a large cut over their chest. He used the swing of his sword, that as massive strength in it, to spin his body completely around and launch another slash at the next set of troops. With another spin he jumped up, angling his body and this time send a hard slam down on the ground to send all the troops all over the place. Only a few managed to get back up on run off while he stabbed ever soldier on the ground to make sure they were dead.
Xiahou Dun returned to the camp when he heard it was being attacked but he saw SintSuke in full rage, this was not going to be good, even Cao Cao saw what he would do when he would no longer have control of his composure.
" SintSuke! Stand down! Defend the camp! "
He simply ignored Xiahou Dun and rushed after the retreating Shu soldiers, both swords now held into his hands, he was out for blood and he was going to see Shu die on this battlefield, he was going to deal the blow himself if he had to.
" Liu Bei! I will have your head right now! No more waiting! "
He rushed out into the open and there it was. Zhuge liang's strategy to destroy the main camp from far away if they would have reached the point. He saw the hundreds of archers and still.. He did not stop, he rushed straight towards them with a warcry, Xiahou Dun Couldn't chase after him, only yell at him to come back, the archers were getting ready, SintSuke only ran faster towards them, roaring out to keep himself from stopping or escaping, even if he was going to get hit by every single arrow, he will advance, even if death has to embrace him, he will force the reaper to follow him to his last mission. His armor could only stop a few arrows and his bamboo hat would hopefully prevent too many to hit him straight in the head, he was always prepared for arrows but these were a little too many.
Then came the signal of Zhuge Liang to Fire, all he could do was run as fast as he could, dozens of arrows filled the sky, he grabbed his swords in a different way, right around the steel, gripping them tightly so he could not lose them and at the same time not have his arms and hands hit, hopefully. His eyes remained open, he was going to force him to stare at the enemy. The arrows started to rain down with wicked speed and a few already came down on his shoulders and his gut, a few hit him in the sides and only two managed to hit him in the arms, a total of nine arrows were stuck in his body, his bamboo hat managed to remained untainted by arrows. Still, he kept on running, his hands shifted their grip back to the hilts. He could feel the pain surging through his arms like lightning but he was not allowing it, he was not going to fall here. The archers cowered in fear, the way he just kept on running with all those arros, even Zhuge Liang retreated, a second volley was not ging to be effective anymore, he rushed right into them and slashed away, the entire archer formation was broken whe he ran through them and still he showed no mercy, he kept swinging around and around, there was no break or a flinch from him, the adrenaline, the hatred, everything that kept his rage going, fueled his body to keep striking and soon enough more of Shu started to retreat from the north side of the camp.
He could have stopped and get his wounds treated immidiatly, they were going to be fatal if he kept going any longer, he was lucky nothing hit his vital organs but still.. He wouldn't. His rage was controlling him, looking down on the numerous troops that retreated down the small hill and towards the supply base Zhuge Liang so boldly put near them.
" Shu must die... Shu must die.. "
Those words were repeated with every footstep, he breathed heavily, blood was dripping from the side of his lips, those arrows punished him alot more now that he wasn't fighting anymore, walking towards the supply base that saw him coming and tried to get their defences up. The same eerie dark blue aura surrounded him and before he could get his body to move, he simply forced it to. He charged like a mad wolf straight to the supply base without a sight for danger because there simply was none. They intrusted Zhuge Liang and his strategy to wipe them out and keep them in bay but that was not happening, not anymore. Behind him were Xiahou Dun, Cao Cao and their forces, they saw what SintSuke had done and is still doing, they also saw the supply base and had to help, the morale was high because of him, he was still charging them, breaking their door down with one rough vertical slash, again he started slash about, the defenders of the supply base were running about, scared of the sight of him and the massive army that surrounded him.
Soon enough the supply base was captured, Xiahou Dun and Cao Cao stood infront of him while he walked towards them.
" SintSuke! Enough is enough! Withdraw and go to the me--- "
He walked past them, not even listened to them, that same eerie aura was back around him, as if telling him to continue, he was dangerous, all the people around him felt a need to back down because of the sudden heavy air when they cam close to him. Xiahou Dun tried to stop him but his horse woudn't dare to move closer. He was walking like a zombie towards the next base, an attack base. Taking that down he had a full view of the battlefield and the location of Shu. The tips of his swords grazed over the ground, it seemed like his body had given up but was still moving because of his will. The sounds of catapults firing were heard, the forces of Wu were heading towards the base, led by Sun Ce, the two boulders were for them though, the base saw SintSuke first. One of them missed him by inches, makin him stumble to the side because of the impact it had by the ground, positioning him straight infront of the next one.
" Look out! "
Sun Ce and Sun Shang Xiang rushed towards him with their forces, trying to get to him before the boulder came, but it seemed they couldn't save him, the boulder was going down really close to him. Then suddenly came his warcry, the air around him suddenl turned into whip lashes and heavy wind strikes all around, sending the boulder into tiny pieces, which only hit is chest and face lightly. He walked on towards the attack base as it got ready to fire again. Their west flank was outnumbered tough. Taishi Ci came running n with his troops and slaughtered people around him.
The flag of Wu was raised on the base while SintSuke was about to enter it, the cries of vctory were silenced by his presence, he kept on walking past them, Xiahou Dun explained to Sun Ce and Sun Shang Xiang what happened and they were shocked, Sun Ce immidiatly thought about what he said to SintSuke before they got here.
-- A day ago --
" Sint, they want you to defend the main camp. "
" What?! They know how badly I want to fight Shu! "
" Relaxxxx, when they need your aid I'm sure they'll ask you. "
" Is this because of what happened in He Fei!? I can fight! Why won't they let me fight!? "
Sun Ce patted SintSuke on the shoulder and sighed.
" Look.. They just want to make sure you won't harm yourself anymore. Please understand. "
SintSuke couldn't have it but in a way Sun Ce was right, he always becam raged when he saw a Shu soldier.. Maybe.. It was for the best.
" Besides, when we're done you and I can go back to fishing! "
" You know I hate fishing, I never catch a thing!
" I know! haha! "
-- Back to the present. --
" Stop him before it's too late. "
Sun Ce was serious, everyone has now seen how SintSuke is behaving, he was standing at the edge of the hill, looking down at shu's bases, looking for Liu Bei.
" Shu.. Must.. Die!! "
Instead of looking for Liu Bei, he jumped down the hill and surfed down towards the nearest stronghold, kicking off the boulder he was jumping on and landed right into the arrow tower, slashing them all into a bloody mess. He then positoned at the corner of the wooden tower, then proceeding to shoulder thrust the side of it, making it wobble and soon enough it gave him, making the tower tumble to the side while he jumped out of it and landed onto one of the soldiers, stabbing him right through the skull and got off him, slashing the soldiers around him while he used the soldier's body which skull is still penetrated by his sword as a shield to block the other arrows, rushing towards the nearest tower and slamming his shoulder right into one of the small pillars to knock it down. Jumping away from the crashing towards while he proceeded to the next one. Outside the base was General Ma Chao, watching each tower tumble like a tree.
Soon enough the base door opened up and he came walking out, it looked like he was half dead, slashing forward to throw the soldier that was stuck in his blade, infront of Ma Chao. The aura only brightened as he headed towards the main forces of Ma Chao, his swords digging through the mud while Ma Chao watched him and readied his spear, clouds circled around the battlefield, rain started to pour down, only worsening the march of soldiers and horsemen, SintSuke starting to laugh out loudly and looking up at Ma Chao as he advanced slowly towards him.
" Rain, Thunder, Storm, Tornadoes, Tsunamies!! I will keep marching to see Shu's death! NOTHING WILL STOP ME!! "