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    • RWBY side story, the journies of Lan ch6 part 1

      5 years ago

      DanielZhu1

      Ch 6 It begins
      1 month later.
      Sammy was running through the forest, breathing hard. It was on his tail and gaining fast, he could hear its feet stomping on the ground less than a dozen yards away. He began zigzagging around tress and running a confusing pattern, hoping to throw it off of his trail. After a few minutes the stomping disappeared. Sammy continued running for a few more minutes and then stopped once he entered a clearing. He then doubled over, wheezing and trying to catch his breath.
      "I finally lost him' he thought "no way he'll find me no'”'
      At that moment a dark shape leapt out of the bushes to his right and tackled him. Sammy screamed in fright and brought up his hands to protect his face. But the beast pushed its snout through, brought its mouth close to Sammy.... And began to lick his face.
      "Okay, okay' Sammy said laughing "You caught me Ignis, now I'm it.'
      The small wolf hound yipped with satisfaction, and then dashed off into the undergrowth once again. Sammy got up shaking his head and then proceeded to brush off his bushy tail.
      "Hey Sammy!' someone shouted "over here!'
      Sammy jumped in surprise and turned to look up into tree where the voice had come from. Standing there was Lan, with a smug look on his face. The two of them, along with the local wolf pack, were currently playing a game of tag.
      Thanks to Dr. Krueger's ingenious medical techniques, Sammy had fully recovered only two weeks after he was checked in. Afterwards, Rowan had made Sammy a special mechanical arm that was filled with many gadgets and tricks, although not as many as Rowan wanted, because the other villagers didn't want Sammy's arm to be a ticking time bomb (both literally and metaphorically). Sammy and Lan had become fast friends, since they were the only children in the village and now spent many afternoons playing together. Sammy currently had on an earth-brown t-shirt, a pair of tan shorts with a hole in it for his tail, and orange sandals. Lan was wearing a custom black karate gi that looked ripped in a few places and was given to him by Byakko, and as always Lan wore no shoes.
      "You really suck at this' Lan said in a teasing manner "Everybody else can outrun Ignis'.
      "Shut up!' Sammy yelled back "I may not be as fit as you guys are, but I can more than make up for it with this!'
      Pressing a button on his prosthetic arm, Sammy fired the hand of his fake arm, which was connected to the rest of his arm with a thick wire, at the branch Lan was standing on. Lan jumped out of the way as the hand grabbed onto the tree branch, and leapt onto another one. Sammy then pressed another button on his arm, which reeled in the wire and pulled him towards the branch. After he scrambled onto it, stood up, and turned to face Lan.
      "nah nah nah nah nah' Lan shouted, making a mocking gesture with his hands. He then took off, jumping from tree limb to tree limb faster than a monkey. Sammy began chasing after him with his grappling arm. The two of them flew through the forest, zipping by at high speeds. Sammy's natural squirrel like instincts allowed him to move through the trees with high levels of precision, but no matter how hard he tried, he could never catch up to Lan.
      "Come on Sammy' Lan shouted behind him "I thought squirrels were supposed to master tree maneuverers.'
      "I am' Sammy shouted back "You're just too fast, I can't catch a ninja boy like you!'
      "Martial artist' Lan corrected.
      After a few more minutes of trying to catch him, Sammy knew he would never catch up at this rate.
      "Try using your brain a little more' Sammy thought to himself, "if you can't catch him with physical ability try something else.'
      Sammy thought for a moment, and then suddenly came up with a plan. He pretended to detect a scent in the air by sniffing.
      "Hey Lan' Sammy yelled "It smells like dinner's ready!'
      "Really?' Lan said checking his watch "That was fast, Let's go'.
      Lan jumped down from the tree onto the ground, and began running back towards the village.
      Dropping on the ground, Sammy began running after Lan, who was currently traveling slower than how he was when he was zipping through the trees. Once he was close enough, Sammy pressed a button on his arm which activated a propulsion system (Rowan added it in secret and only told Sammy about it) which launched him towards Lan at a tremendous speed.
      "Gotcha now' Sammy thought while he stretched out his arm.
      Just as Sammy was about to tag him, Lan suddenly jumped to the side. Unable to stop his momentum, Sammy shot past, crashed into a tree, and landed on his back.
      "Wow' Lan said "when did you get a rocket booster?'
      "How did you know what I was going to do?' Sammy shouted from the ground
      Lan smiled and tapped his nose.
      "Grandpa trains every part of me' Lan said "right now my nose is about as sensitive as the average Faunus, and I didn't smell any food, so it was pretty obvious you were trying to trick me.'
      "How do you train your sense of smell?' Sammy said getting up "It's not a muscle.'
      "By smelling lots of different things' Lan responded "Some pleasant...others not so much'.
      At that moment they heard a lard clanging sound coming from the direction of the village.
      "Now, the food is done' Lan said, smiling and darted off towards the village.
      "Hey wait for me!' Sammy yelled, staggering to his feet and taking off after him.
      It was dinnertime now, and they had to get there fast before Byakko ate everything.

    • Merry Christmas

      5 years ago

      DanielZhu1

      and all the other phrases that mean merry Christmas as well (feliz navidad etc.)

    • RWBY side story, the journies of Lan ch 5 part 4

      5 years ago

      DanielZhu1

      The two dark shadows stood at the top of a mountain staring down at the village of Cunctantem Cinere, their army was in a low valley behind them, awaiting their orders. It had been a long six month trek to get to this location, and along the way they had erased any signs of man that they came across, from convoys, to small villages. Their most recent raid had been on a Faunus village, the warriors there had put up a decent fight when they fought against the normal Grimm, but once the humanoid Grimm joined the fray, they were defeated in seconds. Afterwards, they had destroyed the village and killed every Faunus they could find; only one had escaped, a young boy who had been escorted by one of the warriors. The Grimm found them of course, wounded the child, and killed the warrior who held the Grimm back long enough for the boy to escape. And now they had found him again, together with their quarry. The Grimm with the single spike in its chest turned to rally the other Grimm, but was suddenly stopped by the other humanoid Grimm. The Grimm felt great power emanating from the village, power that gave the impression brilliant white beast, power that felt as ancient as the ground they stood upon. If they attacked now they would easily be defeated by that being. But they had time to spare, the being would have to leave the boy eventually, and at that point they would strike. They had plenty of time to spare as well; after all, they were beings of darkness whose only purpose was to return mankind to the dust. For that purpose, they had to get rid of that boy no matter what, and would wait for their chance, no matter how long it would take.

      Back in the village Byakko sneezed, and gazed over his shoulder at the nearby mountains, feeling as though something was amiss, but quickly brushed it off as pickled fish he ate this morning. He was starting to understand Lan's fighting style and natural talents better and knew that his fighting style wasn't right for the boy. He was currently going through a list of his old friends, trying to find the perfect teacher for Lan. After he decided on who it would be, he planned to leave the village for a short time and convince him to teach the boy. "I've got to make sure the kid's got a bright future' Byakko mumbled, and continued going down the list of names, clueless as to what his leaving would bring.

    • RWBY side story, the journies of Lan Ch5 part 3

      5 years ago

      DanielZhu1

      "Ahhhhhhhhh!' the boy screamed. He then dove beneath his covers where he continued screaming and began crying. "Oh, now look what you've done you brute!' Anna said angrily "You've gone and scared the boy!' "What?' Byakko said indignantly "That's nonsense, how am I scary?' Lan could have pointed out many scary things about his grandfather including his scars, intense face, and harsh voice. But contented himself with giving his grandfather an uncomfortable blank stare. Ignoring it, Byakko walked over to the bed, whipped off the blanket, and picked up the sobbing boy. "Quit crying already!' Byakko yelled, which only triggered the boy to cry even louder. "Put him down Byakko!' Anna yelled "You're not calming him down; you're just making it worse!' Ignoring her Byakko began bombarding the boy with questions, all of which triggered the boy to cry even more. "Oh for the love of, you can't even remember you're damn na'”' Byakko was cut off as Anna struck him over the head with a steel washbasin she had found nearby. The impact made a large dent in the basin and finally shut Byakko up. "Agh' Byakko said, rubbing his head with his free hand "What the heck did you do that f'”' he was interrupted as Anna began bashing him over and over again, the sound resonating through the room like a percussion ensemble. "Gah, alright alright, I'll leave' Byakko then put the boy down and dashed out of the room, leaving the house with a slam of the door. Anna sighed, and then turned to comfort the boy who was now whimpering and curled into a fetal position. "Lan, dear, wake up doctor Krueger, we may need him to dispense some calming medicine'. Lan walked over to him and was amazed that to fin that Dr. Krueger had been able to sleep through all that ruckus, but on closer inspection Lan discovered that the old man had earplugs on. Lan carefully removed them, then proceeded to gently shake the doctor awake. "Huh? Wha?' Doctor Kruger said, yawning and stretching "What's going on?' "Anna needs your help calming the kid down' Lan replied "Byakko just came in and riled him all up.' "Ah' Dr. Krueger said, awareness returning to his eyes "Give me a minute while I go grab some tranquilizer' Dr. Krueger walked over to a cabinet, rummaged around for a few minutes, and came back holding a small green pill. By this time the boy had calmed slightly, but was still slightly shaky and was cuddling Anna while she patted his head and hummed. "Here boy' Dr. Krueger said, holding out the pill "This will help you calm down'. The boy eyed the pill for a few seconds, then slowly reached out a trembling hand, grabbed it, brought it up to his mouth, and swallowed it. After a few minutes his trembling stopped, and the fear disappeared from his eyes. He then looked up at Anna and said with a timid voice "I th-think I re-membered my na-me' "Ah' Lan thought "The shock Byakko gave him must have triggered some memory recovery.' "Well' Lan said approaching the boy "What is it?' "S-Sammy' the boy said timidly' "Hmm, Sammy the squirrel boy, that's got a nice ring to it' Lan said jokingly. Sammy blushed, and then proceeded to crawl under his blankets. "Now, Lan' Anna said with a huff "Don't tease the boy'. Dr. Krueger approached Sammy lifted up the quilt and looked him in the eye "Do you remember anything else about what happened to you?' he said with an intense stare "The kinds of injuries you sustained only happen in the worst of situations'. "N-no' Sammy said looking down "I-I d-don't r-remember anything else ...except...except' the boy began trembling again and clutched his shoulders, "Shadow' he whimpered "monster..... Monster!' he screamed, he then began thrashing around and screaming more. Anna rushed over to try and comfort him, but he slapped her hand away and continued to scream. With a deft movement, Krueger pulled out a needle and stuck it into the side of the boy's neck. The boy instantly relaxed and fell onto the bed. "Krueger!' Anna said appalled, "How could you do that to such a young boy?' "Relax Anna' Kruger said, removing the needle "He's just asleep, I just hit an acupuncture point that causes the brain to mass produce melatonin which'”' Ignoring him Anna knelt down beside the boy and began checking him, after a few minutes she stood up with a relieved look on her face. "Let's be going now Lan' she said turning to face him "before something else crazy happens.' She then tucked Sammy in and walked out of the room. Lan turned to follow, but paused and turned around. "Hey Dr. Krueger?' Lan asked "Can you teach me that acupuncture stuff in our next lesson?' Dr. Krueger smiled and nodded. With that, Lan skipped out of the room and headed back towards the library. Once he was alone Dr. Krueger began analyzing the boy's words, monster and doom. There was only one thing that was generically related to those words "the boy must have had a run in with the creatures of Grimm,' He thought, stroking his white goatee "but for him to have made it here he must have been attacked nearby.' The nearest settlement was a Faunus village more than 30 miles away, the boy could have come from there. But the village had capable warriors who had been able to keep the village safe for years. "Something must be different about the Grimm that attacked them' Dr. Krueger thought, "I just hope we don't have run in with them'. Dr. Krueger, then stood up, checked to make sure that Sammy was okay, and then left the room. "It'll be fine as long as Byakko is here' he thought "nothing can take that old coot down'. Feeling reassured, Dr. Krueger headed to his bedroom for a nice long nap.

    • RWBY side story, the journies of Lan Ch5 part 2

      5 years ago

      DanielZhu1

      Byakko leapt from where he was sitting and was by Ernest's side in less than a second. "He's still breathing' Byakko said after a few minutes of diagnosis "But I'll need to heal him a little bit' Byakko then started glowing white and touched Ernest's hide. The light flowed from the point of contact and spread all over Ernest's body, healing whatever wounds it encountered. Byakko then turned back to look at Lan "Congratulations boy, you're the winner!' "Woohoo' Lan wheezed, extremely tired, he then fell down onto his back, his arms and legs spread far apart. "I...Think I need to rest a little while' Lan said weakly "That last attack really took a lot out of me'. "You have to be more careful with how much aura you use' Byakko replied "how you ration it could be the key to victory or defeat.' "But that was an interesting move the kid used' Byakko thought, turning back to Ernest "I never taught him that one, and he seemed to use it so naturally. I guess that's his natural fighting style then.' Byakko then started to think about any one of his friends that used that type of style who could possibly teach the boy. After a few minutes, still no one had come to mind though. "Oh well' Byakko thought, standing up "I'll think about it later'. With a happy yipping sound Ignis leapt out of the now dispersing group of wolves and ran over to Lan, "Hey buddy look I wo--' before Lan could finish Ignis proceeded to cover him in a layer of saliva and then started to hump his leg. "Agh!' Lan exclaimed, struggling "cut that out boy, I'm tired.' "Alright Lan' Byakko said chuckling "time to head back to the village.' "Alright' Lan said, finally prying Ignis off his leg and standing up. "Let's go'. The two of them then headed back to the village with Ignis barking his goodbyes.
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      "So how are your cooking skills coming?' Byakko inquired as the two of them neared the village "Pretty good' Lan replied "Grandma says that I'm as skilled as a three-star chef now and'”' Lan fell silent as they entered the village. The villagers were currently crowded in the center square yammering about something. Lan and Byakko dashed over to see what was going on. "Lan, Byakko!' Anna cried as she saw them "You're Here!' "What's going on?' Lan inquired. "A few hours after you two left for training a young boy wandered into the village' Anna replied "he was bleeding all over, one of his arms was broken, and the other was just a stump. He kept murmuring something about doom, and when one of the villagers went to help him he passed out in his arms.' "Well, where is he now?' Lan asked. "He's in doctor Krueger's home at the north of the village, but I don't suggest you go yet, he's currently in the operating room.' "Okay' Lan said reluctantly, "Now don't you worry' Byakko said, patting Lan on the back, "You know how good of a doctor Krueger is, he's a miracle worker who can fix almost anything. Now come on, you got lessons now. We'll tell you as soon as the kid wakes up.' Lan nodded then headed to Rowan's for his engineering lesson.
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      A few hours later, Lan was reading in the library when he heard that the boy had come to. He quickly headed for doctor Krueger's home where a large crowd had already gathered. The crowd parted for him as he approached and then entered Dr. Krueger's home. Krueger's home was a mixture of a medical center and a normal home, with one half of the house containing his living quarters and the other half containing medical rooms and storage chambers. Lan walked into the living quarters and headed upstairs to the recovery room. When he entered the room, he saw Krueger sleeping in a chair at one end of the room and the boy in bed at the other end. The boy appeared to be a squirrel Faunus, due to his large front teeth, oddly shaped eyebrows, brown hair, and a large poofy tail that was poking out of the sheets. He was currently wearing a white patient's shirt, had a pair of large pair spectacles sitting on his face, was bandaged in many places, and had his remaining arm fit in a cast. He also appeared to be around Lan's age. He was currently being fed pasta made with a special nut sauce, by Anna who was also asking him various questions. "How's the patient doing?' Lan asked, stepping into the room. "He's seems to be doing well now' Anna replied, turning to face Lan. "He's got his appetite back and can start talking again.' The boy turned to look at Lan and gave him a weak smile. "How's it going' Lan said "What's your name?' The boy's smile vanished and a confused, desperate look took its place. "The boy doesn't seem to remember anything' Anna said sighing "It seems the shock of whatever happened to him has given him amnesia. We can only hope his memory comes back soon.' Lan walked over to the boy, looked him in the eyes and smiled. "Take all the time you need buddy, we've got all the time in the world.' The boy gave a tentative nod; he then gave a big yawn and snuggled into the blankets. "It seems the boy needs more rest' Anna said, getting up "come on Lan let's not'”'. A banging, crashing sound came from the front door, and was followed by a loud stomping noise. The door to the room flew open and slammed onto the wall with a loud crash. Byakko stood there, his usual giant grin situated on his face "Hey!' he yelled out "I heard the kid woke up. How's the little guy doing?' Not yet mentally stable, the boy was in no way prepared for the giant muscular man's barging into the room.

    • RWBY side story, the journies of Lan Ch 5 part 1

      5 years ago

      DanielZhu1

      Ch 5 Prelude to the storm
      It has been 5 months since Lan's aura was unlocked by Byakko. Recognizing the potential the boy had, Byakko began teaching Lan many aura based combat techniques as well as continuing his regular training. Thanks to the use of aura, Lan has advanced tremendously in his combat abilities, now able to take on an ursa with his bare hands. He has also excelled in many of the other skills he is learning from the villagers, although he has dropped some classes due to their uselessness in real world settings, and began focusing more time and effort on others. Ignis has also began his growth spurt and is now the size of a golden retriever, he can't spar with Lan any more however due to Lan's increased abilities (these days Lan spars with the adult wolves.) but the two have them have maintained their strong friendship and continue to interact every day. Lan has also become interested in many kinds of weapons recently and has learned how to make and use some, in fact he has dug through the libraries collections of weapon manufacturing books as well as many old magazines on the topic. He had been living every day growing and learning, but today he will receive a pleasant yet somewhat unnerving surprise.

      Lan was standing in the middle of a glade, staring down Ernest the current leader of the wolves. Lan had already challenged and defeated many of the other members of the pack and had decided he was ready to challenge the leader. Byakko had decided to arrange a match between the two and now presided over the event as a judge of sorts. The glade was surrounded by the rest of the pack, howling and growling in anticipation. Byakko raised his right hand and the pack quieted down. "Are you ready Lan?' Byakko asked Lan "Yes sir!' Lan replied with great vigor. Byakko then turned to Ernest "Are you ready?' he inquired. Ernest responded with loud bark. "Alright then. Fight!' Byakko said dropping his arm. Ernest shot forwards towards Lan, leaped into the air, and dove at him like a missile. Lan shifted his stance and dodged Ernest's lunge by a few inches, then before Ernest hit the ground again, Lan brought up his fist, infused with aura, and struck the wolf in the stomach with an uppercut. Ernest was blasted backwards by the blast, but before he flew too far away from Lan he brought down one of his claws, aiming at Lan's face. Lan intercepted this blow with one of his arms, and nullified the blow with a shield of aura. Ernest flew through the air a few feet then, quickly orienting himself back into standing position, landed on his feet. Taking this time, Lan dashed forward to close the distance. Ernest was angry now, and was beginning to glow a red color. Ernest's breed of wolves are called Rage wolves, and have the ability to use aura whenever they grow angry enough, which increases their strength and speed exponentially. Using his new power, Ernest bolted forward and smashed into Lan, throwing him off balance. Then using his high speed, Ernest began using a hit and run tactic where he began tackling Lan from all directions. "Ernest is much faster than the other wolves' Lan thought, struggling to defend himself "No wonder he's the leader'. The attacks were starting to affect Lan now, he was starting to get tired from using his aura to reduce the damage. "Calm down' Lan thought to himself "He's too fast to follow with your eyes. Sense where he's going to be next.' Lan then spread out a thin field of aura around him, which he used to read Ernest's movements. Noticing a pattern, Lan quickly marked Ernest's route and right as the wolf was about to strike him again, Lan threw a low kick and intercepted one of Ernest's front legs. This blow threw off Ernest's balance and sent him flying head over tail onto his back a few meters away. Ernest got up again, slightly disoriented, and using this opportunity Lan dashed forward and began unloading a flurry of punches at Ernest's face, each strike infused with a measure of aura. Then Lan slammed his front most foot into the ground and used it as a pivot to throw an explosive uppercut which sent Ernest flying back a good dozen meters, and slamming into the ground. Ernest quickly got up again and turned to face Lan, he was breathing hard now, obviously damaged from the previous volley. "What do you say we finish this?' Lan said smiling "We don't have all day'. Lan then began channeling most of his aura into his hands, foregoing any form of defense and preparing for a heavy blow. Ernest growled he wasn't going to let this pup make fun of him; he would take the challenge head on. Ernest began to gather his aura to the front of his body, his fangs beginning to glow a bright red color. The two stared at each other in silence for two moments. Lan then shifted himself into a punching stance as if about to throw smash. Taking the movement as provocation, Ernerst launched himself forward, his aura streaming around him, looking almost like a meteorite. Then, just as the two were about to collide, instead of throwing a punch, Lan launched his arm backwards in an ark, bringing the tips of his fingers close to the ground, and then he brought up his aura enforced palm and struck Ernest from below. This technique struck Ernest's field of energy and redirected the force upwards, throwing Ernest off balance and canceling his attack. Then using the momentum of the blow, Lan stepped in, turned around and placed his back against Ernest's chest. Lan then channeled all of his aura that was in his hands into his back, and thrust his back forward releasing his aura as well. This produced a massive shockwave which blasted Ernest all the way to the other end of the glade where he crashed into a tree, and fell down, completely still.

    • sorry

      5 years ago

      DanielZhu1

      My teachers all decided to have tests this week so I haven't had much time to write. It looks like the story will be a bit delayed, sorry guys. I'm also juggling some new story elements, not quite sure how they will fit in yet.

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      5 years ago

      DanielZhu1

      Does anyone know any way to get more people to read my stories?

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