The Arks: Over Heaven

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The Arks: Over Heaven

Chapter 11: Kill or Be Killed

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“She called me a companion,” Samuel realized in thought. Even though these three troublesome individuals had been out for them, he didn’t want to kill all of them. After all, there may be consequences to killing so many people.

“Besides. Larry may have information we need. About other people, about other places, any intel that I need to escape this island,” Samuel thought. Samuel walked up to Aurora and put a hand on her shoulder.

“Okay, you don’t need to kill him,” Samuel assured her. Aurora turned to Samuel.


“I don’t want you to lose yourself any more. Besides, He may have information we need,” Samuel said. Aurora closed her eyes and nodded.

“Okay. Fine. We’ll keep him alive,” Aurora said, backing away. Larry let out a sigh of relief upon her words and sat up.

“Thank you so much for sparing me, THANK YOU!” Larry gasped. He got on his knees and began to worship Samuel.

“Enough of this, just stand up,” Samuel said, “We aren’t letting you off the hook just yet. We need intel.”

“Well…” Larry sheepishly replied, “I, uh, do know ONE thing.”

“And what is it?” Aurora asked sternly.

“Uh, well, we actually come from the west, all the way out west there’s a, a weird metal platform that looks kinda like the implants in our wrists,” Larry stammered. Larry pointed in the direction of the obelisk that glowed red.

“It’s in that direction,” Larry declared.

“Interesting. There’s definitely a connection between the metal platform, the implants, and this hellish landscape,” Samuel thought. Then he said aloud, “Thank you for the info. We’re going to need it.”

A smile grew on Larry’s face.

“Y-Yeah it’s no problem-”

Samuel swung his hatchet into Larry’s face and his body was sent flying. Aurora winced, but looked more confused than scared. Blood seeped out into the grass, and Samuel sighed as he hooked his hatchet on his belt.

“Why’d you kill him? I thought we were keeping him alive,” Aurora wondered.

“I never said that, I said YOU shouldn’t kill him,” Samuel replied. Aurora frowned and let out a squeak of anger.

“Don’t trick me like that,” Aurora whined, “I could have gotten stronger.”

“Like I said, I don’t want you to lose yourself,” Samuel replied, “And, it’s not like I can get stronger anyway. I don’t have an implant.”

Aurora gasped.

“You don’t have an implant?” Aurora asked, shocked.

“Nope. Never did, see?” Samuel said as he rolled down the sleeve of his graduation robe. Aurora raised her eyebrow.

“Huh, so you’re trying to protect me just in case there's a catch? That’s cute of you,” Aurora giggled as she elbowed Samuel. Star bit Aurora on the ankle, and she let out a yelp. Then Star ran over to Samuel and brushed her beak on his legs. Samuel let out a grunt and sighed.

“Whatever. Can we just go now? I have a feeling Ruby and Neddy tried going after us but went in the wrong direction.”

“Yeah probably. And then we can check out the red Obelisk?”

“Yes, we’ll do that.”

Before the three embarked on their quest to find Ruby and Neddy, Samuel walked over to Lil Jack’s corpse and pried his fingers into his implant. With a tug he tore out the gem and put it in his pocket.

“Okay. I have what I need. Star, which way did you see them go?” Samuel crouched and asked his dodo buddy. Star squawked, and afterward began running in the direction opposite of where they went.

“Looks like we have our lead,” Aurora smirked as she followed suit.

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