In another world, inside the forest.
There are sounds of weapons clashing everywhere. Dead bodies lie down on the rough ground, a huge amount of blood was scattered as it dyes the ground red.
Levi was the only one standing among his comrades. He was a hired escort guard for a merchant when seven unknown guys attacked them. He didn't know specifically why they were attacking, but from the looks of it they were not bandits because they were not focused on loots, they were more of an assassin, focused on killing. They killed all of his companions easily in a quiet yet fashionable way.
With all his might, he tried to defend himself against a very powerful swordmaster yet to no avail. He just doesn't stand a chance.
He was kicked in the stomach and fell down to the ground.
"Who are you all? Why are you doing this? If you want the loot, get it! I have nothing against it. But please spare me!." said Levi while pleading for his life.
These seven killers were composed of two women and five men. They surrounded him while their lips curled up into a sinister smile.
"We don't need that trivial amount, what we need to do is to immediately destroy a destiny before it even reached our master. We need to kill you!" said the man in the middle. He has blonde hair and tiny built but still, his strength was incomparable.
Levi has been seeing visions and what he confirmed from asking traveling bards and knowledgeable mages. This is called Destiny's Call. When a person has this, he or she will become a destiny to someone whether in a good or bad way. In Levi's case, he was a bad destiny to someone, from his vision he was destined to kill a very powerful man.
The man took action before destiny happens. He killed Levi before Levi can kill him. A very wise move.
"How can I kill a powerful man? I am powerless!" he replied, pointing that he can't possibly kill him with his mediocre strength.
"Destiny is destiny! We don't know for sure. It's a good choice to dispose of you right now." the thin man said.
He then swung his sword causing Levi's left arm to be severed as it flew away several feet from him.
He is in the act of finishing Levi with a thrust of a sword to his upper body when one of the women who accompanied him said, "Don't kill him yet, let him die in agony. His blood will run out eventually."
"Okay, that seems to be a good choice. You're ruthless huh!"
The woman just stared at him. Then, they all jumped out and dispersed. Their moves were quick and silent. No traces have been left.
Levi was left leaning his back on a tree. Blood seems to flow out endlessly from his left arm.
In this situation, Levi cherished his memories.
Moments of eating with his parents and playing with his friends as a child.
His mother's pitiful face as she dies in illness.
His little sister's bright and beautiful smile.
"This is it if I only knew that it will come to this, maybe I shouldn't have escorted this merchant..." He paused as he coughs up blood. " If only I am not destined...." He said his final words and released his very last breath.
Meanwhile, on Earth in the middle of the night in a park.
"Stop! You rotten thugs! don't hurt that man, he's just a powerless beggar, he didn't even have a weapon yet you all have long metallic pipes and baseball bats, that's unfair! Come here! I can take on all of you!" The young man said to the group of thugs that's bullying a beggar.
They turned their attention to him and smiled grimly. Their smile combined with the faint light of the moon was very sinister.
"What's with this arrogant boy? You wanna some beating?" The man with a bonnet hat and yellow jacket said to the young man.
This young man is named Elvin, an engineer working at a typical company.
Then, they all rushed towards Elvin and attacked.
Head, stomach, back, legs, these were the part were Elvin was hit hard by their baseball bats and metallic pipes. He was covered with bruises all over his body, his corporate attire was torn off. He was lying with face towards the ground. He's unable to move due to the serious injuries he sustained.
He coughed up blood for a few times
The thugs left and fled away after what they did. If somebody saw them and called the police it will be not good for them.
"What a life! Haha! " said Levi while thinking of his sad lonely and overworked life.
"If only I am strong enough..." He coughed up his last blood and died.
Several hours later, back to Levi's world.
In a big and grandiose castle. The seven people who tried to kill Levi were on their knees. In front of them is a man wearing a luxurious white robe and a golden crown with diamonds. Beside this man were his royal guards, they were silently standing beside him yet they look so dangerous. There were also royal guards on the entrance and the sides of the castle.
"Your Majesty. We've successfully done what you commanded us to do. The man who was destined to kill Your Majesty was being eaten by worms right now." Said the thin man that severed Levi's arm.
The King was silent. He was looking at a crystal ball. This ball was no ordinary crystal, this is a magical item. It can see people from far away.
In the crystal ball. A scene was playing. A man was lying on a bed covered with a white blanket. It was a person familiar to him, it was Levi.
For some reason, he was not dead yet.
"Yeah... dead..." His voice was deep and one can quickly recognize that this was the voice of a disappointed person.
The king nodded his head to his royal guards. Then, the royal guards walked beside the seven-person kneeling in front of the king and apprehended them. The royal guards hold their shoulders and this makes them unable to move.
"Your Majesty, what is this?! We've done what you ordered us to do." said the woman with a pink hair and slightly dark skin.
"You all are a failure!" angrily said by the king. His face was still hiding from the shadows, yet you can see his eyes full of rage.
He stretched his arm towards the seven people and in an instant, they all turned to ashes.
"I guess I shall do this myself," he said after killing those seven.
He stood up and with his two hands. Waves of light-colored magic gathered on his palms. It formed a magical circle with inscriptions. Next, he said some incantations,
"The light will punish, the light will prevail. Thou Curse this man and end the darkness!"
Suddenly, an invisible magic traveled from the king's location to the faraway location of Levi.
When it hit Levi, it was like he suddenly hopped a little bit off his bed. Then a magical circle same as that of the king was drawn on his left chest. The magical circle seemed to penetrate Levi's skin and later it completely dissolved.
After this, Levi's left foot that is under the blanket has disappeared for a moment and reappeared again, it blinked almost three times until it stopped and his feet go back to normal.
Back to the castle.
"With that curse, his body parts will disappear one by one as time passes by. The only way he can get those back is to kill me but that's only if he's still intact and in a good condition." said the king.
Then his lips curled up into a grim smile.