The Legacy of Atlantis - The Awakening of Evil

Magic.

Is it real? Is it a myth? There are people all over who will argue both cases. Some people will even tell you that magic is science we are unable to comprehend. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter what other people tell you. All that matters is what I tell you right now.

I come from a world thought long gone by you and your people. It's better that way. For hundreds of years, the planet of New Atlantis has prospered in peace and, well...prosperity. That all changed when I ventured into a whole new world of forces that were beyond both my control and understanding, and now chaos lurks around every corner.

Believe it or not, I'm the only one who can stop it.

My name is Jason Wolf and in order for me to succeed, I need you to believe in the impossible. Trust me when I say that the fate of both our worlds hang in the balance.

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12. Turning the Tables

The planet of New Atlantis, somewhere within the Aphodel Zone

1st August 2017

Time Unknown...

 

 

The cellblock was full of sparks and a blaze of electric blue light as Jason hit the mirror with everything he had. The five other cell inmates scattered like roaches, repelled by the heat and the light.

Jason's arms and hands were blazing with agony as the lightning seared away his flesh and boiled his blood, but on he pressed, increasing the intensity of his attack and ramping up the voltage with every passing second.

Even as his arms burned and withered, waves of golden magic emanated from his chest and flowed down his arms, healing his arms as quickly as they were burned.

 

The acrid smell of smoke began to fill Jason’s nose.

 

"Jace!!" Bastian screamed over the blazing noise. "Stop now!! Cut it off!”

Jason threw his shoulders back and his arms up and screamed stop inside his head, cutting off the stream of electrical energy. The air was still filled with smoke and the smell of burning. Jason coughed and spluttered as he breathed in the smoke. "Did it...did it work?"

"I don't know," said Ivan, who was closest to the mirror. "I can't see a darn thing."

 

"I can take care of that," Alex said confidently. He raised both hands and deployed twin torrents of ice-cold wind in the cellblock, clearing the air of the smoke. For a split second, the six teenagers gazed at the damage that had been done, and then Dimitri whooped.

"Attaboy Jace!!”

 

Jason raised his head and the sight that he saw took his breath away,

 

Smoke was curling from the centre of the remains of the mirror, but the structure itself was all but completely destroyed. Fragments of reflective metal lay on the floor, and there was a network of fine cracks all over what was left of the mirror.

A small hole sat in the centre of the mirror, about as big as a golf ball.

 

"Well done, Jason," Alex congratulated him. "You may have just saved us all. I guess we can handle this. Everyone stand back."

Both Dimitri, Ivan and Jason scooted back as Alex took a deep breath before exhaling onto the damaged mirror. As soon as Alex's breath came into contact with the mirror, thick frost began spreading rapidly again. The instant the entire sheet had been frozen, Alex sidestepped.

Sam pressed her hands together for a few seconds, and her hands began to vibrate and adopted a fiery orange glow. Just as it seemed that her fingers would explode, Sam tugged her hands apart. A large blue fireball, about the size of a football, exploded from her palms and rocketed forward.

The fireball smashed into the icy mirror with unstoppable momentum and shattered it effortlessly.

 

Shards of metal went everywhere.

 

Ivan threw up his hands, and several shards that were flying toward him, Dimitri and Bastian froze in mid air for a split second and then clinked to the floor.

 

Now that the barrier had shattered, it was easy to see that the only way out of the cell was via a deserted corridor that lead in two directions.

 

Alex placed both his hands on the floor of the corridor and hoisted himself out of the cell before glancing both left and right. "Now...which way?"

Dimitri followed Alex from the cell and did his 'brain-scan thing' again. "We're going left," he said confidently. "I've got a lock on several different minds in here."

 

Alex nodded. "Don't worry, Dimitri, I trust you."

 

"Ssshhh," Dimitri said suddenly. "I can hear them saying something."

 

"Hear them?" Sam asked.

 

"Their thoughts, I mean," Dimitri explained. "They know we've escaped. They're dispatching…oh no!”

“What is it?” Ivan asked at once.

 

 “It’s Adam,” Dimitri said.

 

Sam gasped and Ivan blanched, but Jason, Bastian and Alex all looked bewildered. “Who?”

“Adam was the one who kidnapped us,” Ivan explained. “And he’s extremely dangerous.”

 

Alex frowned. “Does he have dark hair, a thin moustache and dress in all black?”

“With a black knife?” Jason checked.

 

Dimitri nodded. “That’s him. So you’ve met him too.”


“He got us also,” Alex explained. “He came to my home in the mountains. He challenged my mentor to single combat…he’s dead because of Adam…”

 

Jason grit his teeth. “Well I say it’s about time we demanded some answers around here and we won’t find them hanging around. Let’s get moving before Adam turns up, shall we?”

 

 

Jason jumped from the cell into the corridor in one fluid movement and twisted his body to the right. At the same moment, the corridor was filled with a blaze of emerald light and a tall, well-built man dressed in black appeared from thin air.

 

“You must be Adam!” Jason gasped. “You’re the one who attacked us in the park.”

 

"What of it?" the man rasped.

Alex snarled. “You're the one who came to the clan HQ in the Stygian mountains. You killed my mentor, Daskalos!!!"

 

"That would make him a damn murderer," Dimitri couldn't resist. "Get it? A damn murderer? Adam murderer?"

 

“Not now, Dimitri!” Ivan exclaimed angrily.

 

Adam snarled. "You call that a pun? You deserve to die just for that."

 

 

"Alex, take the others and get out of here," Jason said. "Ivan - you and I can handle this guy."

 

To Jason's surprise, nobody argued.

 

"Let's go," Alex whispered, and the four of them set off in the opposite direction.

 

Ivan and Jason spread out across the corridor, facing off against their assailant, and even Adam could feel their strength rising. "You're outnumbered, Adam," Ivan pointed out.

"Not only that, but you're outgunned," Jason added, allowing electrical sparks to prance around his fingers. "I don't want to kill you, but I might accidentally tase you if you don't back off."

 

Adam began striding towards them, fists clenched. "Just try it. Watch what I'll-"

"No, you watch!" Ivan growled, thrusting his palm forward.

 

Adam froze for a split second, and then rocketed backwards under the influence of psychokinetic energy and smashed into wall. Instead of slumping to the ground, Adam moved up the wall as Ivan drew in, holding him fast.

"Keep him there, Ivan," Jason said.

 

"That's what I'm doing," Ivan said through gritted teeth.

Jason rolled his eyes. "Keep doing it then."

 

"You two are a pathetic excuse for a team," Adam growled.

Adam squeezed his eyes shut for a split second, and then he was gone in a blaze of green.

"Where did he-?!" Ivan began.

 

There was a second glare of light, coming from behind them. Both Ivan and Jason whipped around, but not quickly enough. Adam flicked his wrist and a jet of red light burst from his palm and struck Ivan in the gut. Ivan keeled over, completely stunned.

"What did you do to him?" Jason growled.

 

"Same thing I'll do to you," Adam said coolly. "Unless you submit."

"Not a chance," Jason spat, and, quick as a flash, send a sizzling forked tongue of lightning cutting through the air toward Adam.

 

Adam dodged and retaliated with two more jets of red light. Jason's hands were coming up before he even knew it. Shield, he thought desperately. The air in front of him suddenly shimmered, becoming distorted, and as the jets of light drew closer, they suddenly collided with an invisible barrier, ricocheting off at angles.

 

Adam was forced to duck to avoid his own attack, and Jason seized the moment. He sprung forward with more strength than he knew that he had and thrust two fingers into Adam's gut, charging them with voltage.

 

Adam screamed as Jason gave him a shock to the stomach. As Jason pumped more and more voltage into his system, Adam managed to lash out with a vicious kick that caught Jason in the groin. Jason's focus was broken as he sagged to his knees and Adam smashed his kneecap into Jason's nose, breaking it, and sending him keeling backward as blood spurted onto Adam’s knee.

 

Jason screamed in pain as he fell flat on his back, and even as his body healed itself, Adam loomed above him. "You don't know what you're getting into, Wolf," Adam snarled. "The best thing for you to do is just come quietly."

 

Jason smirked. "Don't worry about me. I'm the one with the partner who's about to clobber you from behind."

"What the-?" Adam begun.

 

From his position on the floor, Ivan twitched his fingers and Adam found himself kissing the matte grey wall, locked in position underneath Ivan's psychokinetic hold. "Play nice," Ivan quipped, dragging himself to his feet. "Or else it's time out. Give me one good reason why I shouldn't snap your neck right now."

Adam smiled. "Because you'll be damning yourselves, your home planet and your entire way of life. Because you were brought here to help save the world, and if you don't, you'll be condemning it to destruction."

 

"You expect us to believe that?" Jason jeered.

"No," Adam admitted. "I expect you to do what I would do…to kill me and then pay the price later..."

 

Suddenly, just as Adam felt sure he'd feel his spine snap apart, he was released. He slid down the wall and collapsed onto the ground in a heap. "Sorry," Ivan snapped. "We're not all monsters like you Adam. Guess you don't get to see my party trick after all."

 

Adam made to get to his feet, and then stopped as Jason approached him, fist outstretched with powerful sparks of vivid blue energy surging through his fingers. "Not so fast," Jason added. "You make a single move and you get 200,000 volts. How does that sound?"

 

Jason grit his teeth, trying to firm the pain. His hand blazed with agony as the lightning scaled and burnt his hand, searing away the skin and flesh and boiling his blood. However, his powers kicked in and Jason's hand began healing itself just as quickly as the lightning was burning it away. It was quite a sight to behold.

 

Jason turned to Ivan. "What's the plan?"

 

"We catch up with Dimitri and the others," Ivan said confidently. "See if we can track down anybody else in this place."

"And how do we find them?" Jason asked.

 

"Telepathy," Ivan suggested. "Dimitri can pick up telepathic signals floating through the air, I'll bet. He'll lead us to them."

 

"And what about this guy?" Jason jerked his head toward Adam. "We've already made it clear that we won't kill him. We can't leave him lying around.”

 

 

"Good news," Ivan told Adam sarcastically. "You're coming along for the ride. On your feet."

"Yeah, like you can make me come with you," Adam scoffed.

 

Ivan raised his wrist and flicked it expertly. Suddenly, Adam found himself getting to his feet and his hands moving to his head, fingers interlocked. "Funny you should say that," Ivan grinned. "Did I mention that my psychokinesis allows me to manipulate a person's motor functions? You can't make a single move without my consent. And even if you could, I have a walking lightning storm right here that can use over 200,000 volts of electricity to tear you a new backside. So just try it and you'll regret ever thinking about it. You have my word on that.”

 

"Don't worry," Adam drawled. "I won't try anything."

 

"Good call," Ivan said. He turned to Jason. "Lead the way."

 

Jason walked out in front, now focusing his mind on linking with Dimitri's. According to Ivan, all he had to do was allow his thoughts to stray, and-

 

Suddenly, Jason's eyelids flew open. "I know which way," he blurted, surprising even himself.

 

"Excellent," Ivan smiled. "Let's go."

 

Adam didn't move.

 

Jason poked him in the spine. "I said let's go," he said loudly.

 

"Just having some fun, Floyd," Adam said suddenly. "Against the law, now, is it?"

 

“My name’s Ivan, not Floyd,” Ivan said coldly.

 

 

“I’m not talking to you,” Adam said strangely. “Sorry, Doc, not you. Go on.”

 

Jason gave Ivan a look. “What the hell is he-?”

 

Jason was cut off as Ivan screamed in agony and went down, clutching his head. Jason backed up, shocked. "What did you do to him?"

"Overloaded his senses," Adam said grimly. "Hurts like a bitch, don't it?"

 

 

“I thought he had you under his control!” Jason breathed.

“What can I say?” Adam smiled. “I was just playing around. You were never in control here, Wolf. I was.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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