Axel's hand began to shake as he approached the two. He took deep breaths trying to quell the lump in his throat that could turn into a scream at any moment...
"Hey buddy" Pb said viscously. "Why don't we go for a little walk?"
PB aggressively grabbed Axel's shoulder and pushed him in the direction of the forest outside the school grounds.
They began to travel through Nautica valley making their way to a cliff with a memorial on its peak.
The memorial was a collection of names edged into a 20 ft. grey stone. Its large oval shape was angled down in a wedge towards the ground holding its collection of names. The stone rested beneath the shade of a tree in the forest with various flowers placed around it.
Pb stopped temporarily staring into the stone for some time before proceeding forward. After a moment he let go of Axel and walked on to the edge of the cliff looking down at the sea below.
After a few moments, he turned around grinning at Axel with a sadistic look on his face.
"Hahahahah! WHOOOOWEEE!" PB grabbed his sides laughing.
PB looked over the cliff and back at Axel and then back at the cliff again, darting his eyes back and forth with great intensity.
Slowly but surely, Axel's heart began to beat louder and louder as Pb continued to look over the cliff with J laughing behind him.
How far had they traveled? Had anyone seen him disappear? Was there any way anyone could save him? Even if he screamed at the top of his lungs, would it even reach halfway through the thick of this forest?
Axel's heartbeats started to muffle the sounds of his captors... His eyes began to palpitate, and his heart raced as if death was looking him in the face. Grabbing his chest as tightly as he could, he tried to stop his heart from bursting as thoughts of severe torture and agonizing pain raced through his mind. He couldn't take it anymore. He didn't care what would happen to him he just wanted it to be over
"P...b" He weakly spoke "Why did you take me here?"
"HAHAH" Pb laughed "This is the end for you Axel" he said digging his finger into the bottom of his eyelid. As he stretched the bottom of the lid he leaned his head back in satisfaction garnishing Axels fear.
"What!" Axel yelled searching for a place to run.
"This is where you meet your end!" Pb yelled firing a punch at Axel
"The light of the father shines brightly within you"
Wham! Pb punch was intercepted by a teenager with white hair standing in front of Axel. He looked back at Axel smiling.
"The white haired boy!" Axel thought "The one who was starting at me all day!"
"What… your your crazy!" Axel yelled at the boy standing in front of him.
"I… want to be your friend" The boy said.
"Friend?" Axel thought
PB landed another blow to the boy's face sending blood seeping out of his temple.
"Please stop this!" Axel pleaded
"Be a good boy and run along, take the rest of the day off on me! I've got a bone to pick with this abomination." PB said, grabbing the boy's throat. "He's not in the academy so no one will ask questions if he goes missing"
"No…". Axel squeaked out. "Let him go"
PB turned around not believing what he was hearing, was he trying to make fun of him?
"And what if I don't?" he answered "Exactly what the hell are you going to do about it?" He said eyeing Axel.
As his face turned fully towards Axel, he could now see a crazed look Pb's eyes. PB's veins and eyes were completely black showing almost no signs of pupils as his body pulsed back and forth between his metallic forms.
Axel took a step back completely frozen. He knew what he had to do but he was too afraid to do it, PB was almost a foot taller than him, so much bigger and a metal frame to boot. One punch from PB in that form and he was probably dead.
"What Am I doing here? I've got no business being here maybe I should go back and get some help maybe Mr. Bené can-
"Axel…" the boy mumbled. He was barely conscious from the beating he was receiving. Lifting one of his swollen eyes he was able to slightly raise his head and get a message out.
"Get…. away from here, now is not the time for you to fight…. you have to awaken your powers…. only then will you stand a chance…. please….. Forget about me I'll survive this just keep on-
PB landed another devastating blow to ther boy's stomach.
"Uhghhhh" he belched coughing up some blood.
"Remember my son, the light of the father Watches over You"
"PB" Axel screamed
Axel began to clench his hand into a fist as rage pulsed through his veins. As tears flooded down his face He felt a strange energy flowing through his veins.
"PB you bastard! Let him go right now or I'll kill you" He declared
"Hahahah" Pb laughed.
PB let go off the boy dropping his fists.
"Oh really now? You kill me? Hahahaha, ok give me your best shot I won't even stop ya!"
Jeff sensing the strange energy now pulsing through Axel became weary and alerted PB.
"PB... something's up man, he's acting all…. Strange... go into your metal form just to be safe", Jeff warned.
"Shut up!" PB scowled "You were the one complaining that we would never catch him on his way to the home! And it was "too risky" and that "a teacher was going to find him" and blah blah blah!"
"These outsiders aren't going to get away with what they did! And I don't want to hear another word you're not stopping me this time… "Pb said grimly
"No… This time I'm going all the way!" He said as his eyes turned black again
PB leaned back with a smug grin anticipating Axel's strike.
"Come on loser! Take your shot anywhere you like!" He said leaning his chin toward Axel
Axel began to walk towards Pb encapsulating the energy inside of his body. As the energy whirled around he tried to focus it towards PB's general direction. He began walking faster and faster until his walk became a run, and then a sprint until he was accelerating at speeds he had never reached before. As the rush of energy pulsed through his body he collected it in his fist gracefully in a bit of rage.
"Axel…." the white harried boy groaned.
"Wait for me! I won't let him get away with this" He yelled to the boy.
PB leaned forward sticking his chin out at Axel.
" Hehehe GO ahead" He said smiling.
As Axel came within a few feet of Pb he planted his feet into the ground. Using the momentum his sprint had generated he began sliding a short distance, leaving a cloud of dust behind him. He built up all the elastic energy into his right hand, clenching it all with all his might, ready to explode. He buckled down and pivoted on his back foot readying the energy within his fist to smash into PB's ugly face.
"You bastard!" He cried, launching his hand into Pb's jaw.
The sound of the punch echoed through the valley.
Releasing all his might he let out a right hook that connected with the side of Pb's face causing him to be blown back by the force. Stumbling backwards, Pb lost balance and fell to the ground.
"PB!!!" Jeff cried
Axel looked down at his hands admiring them. He had done it… He had finally knocked out that son of a gun. Looking down at Pb he let out a sigh of relief before turning around and heading towards the boy.
Axel eyes burst open, trembling with fear. He turned around witnessing PB stand back on his feet without a scratch on his body. Pb broke out in laughter as he saw Axel's expression return back into the fear and apprehension that had recently held him.
"Hahahaha what did you think was going to happen? You were going to beat me with one punch out of nowhere hahahah come on man you must be dreaming!"
Axel started to take steps backward.
"How could I have been so stupid…? WHAT WAS I THINKING?" He said backpedaling
" Awe don't be a poor sport… trying to run after coming so far… where you going buddy? It's my turn now!"
Before Axel could turn to run, Pb was in front of him clenching his fist ready to deliver a crushing blow. Using all of his might, he unleashed a crushing punch in the side of Axles face smashing Axel's teeth against each other and sending him flying across the forest. Axel smashed into a tree penetrating right through it and rolled on the ground for several yards before landing flat on his back utterly destroyed by the blow.
As he tried to raise his head he noticed his surroundings starting to blur.
He was losing consciousness.
"Well now…. where were we?" PB said as he returned to the boy.
"Please" the white haired boy begged, "Whatever you do just don't hurt him."
"Heheheh it's not him you need to worry about". Pb laughed
PB leaned back preparing to land another devastating blow against the white haired boy
"I'm… sorrry" Axel mumbled before collapsing on the ground
"Axel...Dying isn't the worst thing right?" The boy said
As his eyes began to close he saw PB slowly unwind a punch an inch from reaching the boys face.