I just joined, and decided to post the first chapter of my story, tell me what you think. Introduction It is the year AD (After Destruction) 125, The world is in total Chaos, every know evil walks the planet, like ordinary people. Death is not a uncommon thing, it doesn’t even affect people anymore. The world is run by a government called “The Core”. this government is run by the Dominate 7, the leader of the Dominate 7 is, Minzara Skyes, a wise, but extremely evil individual. They are known for striking fear, and self doubt into people, to achieve there goals. They have killed countless people, without even blinking, just so they could rule the world. There are still a few nations that aren’t under there tyranny , these nations are, The Kingdom of Hive, and The Asian Elite. Both of these Nations have incredible power. Most of the outside world doesn’t know much about them, but the Kingdom of Hive, is always at war with “The Core”. Many young people, want to join “The Core”, “The Core” has brained washed most of the youth into thinking what they do, is right, and that they are good. Many young men, die, day after day, to serve “The Core” and the evil wishes of the dominate 7, and Minzara Skyes. Except one man, or one boy some might say. This boy intends to destroy all of dominate 7, even if it kills him in the long run. Chapter 1 The Boy with the Robot Arm The streets are dark stuck in a eternal night, a boy comes out of a dumpster in a alleyway, unwrapping himself, of garbage, and other things, he cloths are torn, and it doesn’t look like he has taken a bath in years, his hair is long, down to his sides, he has a full grown beard, and has ripped shoes, he looks about thirty right now, but this boy is really eighteen. He staggers across the streets, looking for food. As he continues forward out of the alley, he looks up, and see’s a sign for “The Core”, a smile appears on his face, as he lightly says “My dream…”. He continues out of the alley, as he walks down the streets, people don’t even notice he is there, they just walk past him as if he is just any other person, also , none of these people have any nice looking cloths, it seems everyone is just worn down, and homeless. The boy continues along his path, stumbling like a drunk, until he makes it to a food store. He looks through the window, and smiles, he walks in, and casually walks about, he slowly grabs different sorts of food, chips, candy bars, and so on then he walks out. He isn’t noticed at all. As if this is a normal thing, as he walks out he looks to his left, and see’s some cops, they are currently making a drug deal. As the boy goes to walk away, he hears gunfire, he looks back to see what happened, the cops have shot the people they were selling the drugs with, and are now stealing everything they own, without trying to hide it all. The boy chuckles “What a Wonderful world.” he continues on his way. He walks into a alley, and takes out the food, and eats it like a animal, as if he hasn’t eaten in years, throwing the food to the side after he is done like a mad beast. As he eats, A old man wearing even worse cloths, comes up to the boy. The guy says nicely “Can.. I have.. some to ..please?” The boy smiles, and gives the old man some of his food, but quickly gets up and moves on his way. He thinks to himself “Cant trust anyone these days”. The boy continues to walk the streets, slowly just looking around seeing people being beaten down by cops. He comes across another “The Core” sign. He thinks to himself, “Today is finally the day Alice, Dad, mother. I have officially become a warrior, a warrior fit to destroy “The Core” I will take revenge on Minzara Skyes, and make sure he pays for his crimes.” He smiles once again, and slowly heads towards the registration area. He finally comes across “The Core” registration area, he smiles, and continues in, he looks around to see that this place is very different from the outside world. everything here is rich, no dirt to be seen, all the employees are in nice clean uniforms, he sees a couple other people signing up, all in much nicer cloths then he has, he see’s a clerk, he heads to the clerk. The clerk smiles and says,” Hi sir, how may I help you today?” The boy smiles, “I Just turned 18, and I am thinking of joining “The Core”, how would I go about doing this?” The lady smiles. “Well it is real simple, just sign this paper, and take the placement, and physical tests, to see if you are qualified to join “The Core”, she hands him a paper. He smiles, and takes the paper with him, and sits down. He slowly looks over it, It says at the top, Name, Middle, First, and Last, he picks up a Pen, that was on the clipboard, and fills in Rafe, for his first name, and Winter for his last name, he thinks about that fact he doesn’t have a middle name, so he decides to leave it blank. He continues to fill in all the areas, eyes, blue, hair, brown, until his finishes. He takes the paper up to the clerk, and says “Here you go!” The lady smiles. “Rafe Winter?, that’s a nice name, just wait here please, I will be right back.” Rafe nods, and continues back to his seat, he slowly looks around at the nice place, he sees other people signing up, they all seem a littler richer then he is, but that doesn’t matter to him, as long as he can join “The Core” he will be happy. He puts his feet up on another chair, and puts his hands behind his head, and relaxes until the clerk comes back. The clerk returns after about ten minutes. “Rafe, this way please” as she signals him to head to the back, Rafe smiles and heads that way, as he is walking to the back she continues to talk “ Rafe, we will be doing the physical test first, to see how strong your body is, after that we will do the placement test.” Rafe nods “Yes, Ma’am”, they continue down the hallway, until they get to a room that has about hundred other young men, about Rafe’s age, they all seem to be a lot more well off then Rafe, wearing suits, and such. The lady smiles. “This way Rafe, go in there, the physical test will begin soon, good luck”. Rafe smiles and nods, but before she walks away he stops her, and asks. “Lady, may I ask your Name?” She smiles “ Its Sally, Thanks for asking” she smiles again, and walks down the hallways, Rafe watches, as his eyes, slowly glance down at her ass, and he smiles even more, and walks into the room. As he enters the room. All the people look at Rafe with a evil look, as if he is a lowlife, that doesn’t belong there, Rafe just smiles, and continues on his way, ignoring them all. It isn’t a very big room it has about hundred young men there, with a stage at the front. Rafe hears a couple of the boys saying “Look at that boy, he looks so weak and stupid, how about we kick his ass”. Rafe just laughs, at the comment, and continues on. He walks slowly past all of the kids, but one stands in front of him, and has a grin on his face “what is a reject like you trying to join the core for? I will kick your ass, you low life piece of shit” Rafe just smiles, and tries to walk past the boy, the boy puts his foot in front of Rafe, and says “where do you think your going, I asked you a question, you should give me a answer, lowlife.” Rafe just smiles again, and tries to continue to walk on, the boy gets angry, and punches Rafe right in the face, blood comes flowing out of Rafes mouth, the blood splats onto the ground, Rafe then falls on the ground, the boy kicks Rafe a few times on the ground, and says loudly “look at this weakling, do you want weak a piece of shit like this in “The Core”, he laughs loudly. Rafe Gets up, wipes the blood off his mouth, and continues forward, looking at the sign of “The Core”. The Sign of the core has two swords, crossed between Minzara Skyes face, its says “Fight for the future” on the swords, he smiles and continues to walk forward looking at that sign. The boy chuckles, and says, “what a weakling”. After a few minutes, a man comes out on stage, as soon as he comes out on stage. The whole crowd gets in a up roar, saying “Minzara Skyes here, why? This is such a great honor.” The boy that beat up Rafe earlier says “It must be because of me” he laughs. Rafe looks up to see Minzara, he is wearing a business suit, that is black, he has Short spiky black hair, and a goatee, his eyes are very deep, you can get lost in them easily, they are dark blue. He wears black boots. Minzara grins and looks upon all of the people, and he thinks to himself “I doubt anyone of these people will last the psychical test.” He then holds is hand up, the crowd goes silent, he begins to speak. “Hello my fellow man, you come here today, because you want to fight, you want to fight for a dream, or a love one, whatever your goal is, we are all united here today, under “The Core” .We “The Core” want only peace in this world, so we use force to make it so, to some people they think this is wrong, but if it wasn’t for us, the world would have died, after the nuclear war, but we came up and changed everything, and rebuilt the world, you all come here today to defend that, and to defend are people from outsiders who wish to destroy that.” He takes a moment to look around, and then says, “all of you will be taking many different physical tests today, to all of you who past them, you well be in the core, but for all those who fail, there is always next time, now let it begin, your first physical test is in the other room” he points to a door, “good luck everyone!” Everyone slowly walks towards the door, Rafe smiles and says to himself, “good at acting aren’t you Minzara Skyes?” Rafe continues to the door. In the next room all the people enter to see a weight lifting room, Rafe smiles. A instructor comes up, and looks over them all. The instructor is wearing a basic “The Core“ uniform, with a few medals on it. The instructor thinks to himself , “what a bunch of weaklings this year.” He then looks at Rafe, and smiles “On second thought, this could be interesting. The instructor looks over everyone, and says “If you can lift your own body weight, you will pass this test. Its that simple” All the people line up, and begin to lift the weights. The cocky boy that beat up Rafe earlier, goes up and lifts four hundred pounds, all the other people are surprised, as he gets up, “I am the strongest here”, as the cocky boy waves his arms in the air, and continues to shout “I am the strongest!” Rafe smiles and waits for his turn. A couple of the boys fail, and some walk away crying, Rafe laughs at them in his head. His turn comes up, and he gets under the weights, He whispers something to the person who puts the weights on, the persons eyes open wide, and Rafe smiles, the person puts the weights on, Rafe Smiles, and lifts it up, as if it was nothing. Everyone is laughing , saying “I wonder what the weak boy is lifting , something like ten pounds, ” they look closely at the weights to see two thousand pounds on the weight measurement, all of there mouths drops. The cocky boy from earlier eyes open wide, he says, “what are you?” Rafe smiles, gets up and places his hand on cocky boys shoulder, and squeezes a little, making the cocky boy fall to one knee an says , “A machine.” Rafe walks away, and continues to the next room. In the next Room, There is a couple of running tracks that loop around in a room, the same instructor comes up and tells everyone “you have to run for 30 minutes straight, and whoever lasts these thirty minutes moves on to the next psychical test, yet again, this should be simple”, all the people head toward the track and start running, Rafe does the same. As Rafe is running, the cocky kid comes up next to him, and bumps into him, “you think you were cool, by lifting that two thousands pounds, huh? I know what you are, you are one of those cyber people, your not even human, you have no heart, I wish you would just die, and save us all some trouble, no one loves you.” Rafe just chuckles and continues to run, ignoring his comments, as if he was stupid. The cocky boy fumes, and kicks Rafe right in the legs, tripping him. Rafe goes rolling across the ground into the wall in front of him. The cocky boy yells “ha!, look at Mr. I can lift two thousands pounds now, he must have cheated or something! Maybe did a little sucky sucky to the instructor, so he could put on that show.” Rafe gets up slowly, looks at the boy, and smiles and says, “must have.” An he continues to run. Cocky boy fumes again, and continues to run. After awhile all the kids but Rafe, and the cocky kid are tired and collapse, but Rafe and cocky boy are still running, and running. Eventually the time runs out at 30 minutes. Cocky boy, and Rafe are the only two left standing. The instructor comes up to them an nods an puts his hands on both there shoulders, “’looks like you’re the only two to make it to the final round, be strong, and bring honor to “The Core” and tells them to move on to the next move. Rafe smiles and nods, and moves to the next room. Cocky boy fumes again, “Don’t put be in the same league with this loser!” He stomps his way to the next room. In the next room, there is a mat, with twelve people around it, including Minzara. They all are standing around, each of them in a Core high ranked uniform, except Minzara, the uniforms looks very similar to any normal army high ranked officer would have. A blue type suit, with medals on the right chest of each of them. Minzara smiles, “ I see you two are the only ones that made it, this is going to be hard to hear, but only one of you may pass from here, this means, you two must fight, too see who is going to join, and who is better all together, We have no need for weaklings in “The Core”. Rafe smiles. The cocky boy says, “your going to make a high class fighter like me fight this wimp? I have already kicked his ass two times, a third wont be a problem, I’ll finish him in one punch,” he laughs. Rafe takes off his torn shirt, to reveal a scar on his back, the scar is of a cross, with a snake wrapped around it. Minzara looks like it with a bit of surprise, and gets up slowly, looks at it a bit and walks out. Everyone looks at Minzara strangely, but they say nothing. The cocky boy laughs, and says “I guess he didn’t want to see the beating I’m about to give this wimp ass bitch.” Rafe just smiles, as he takes off his ripped shoes, everyone covers there noses from the smell, and he chuckles, he does a kip up, and goes to the center of the mat. Cocky boy takes off his suit, and his shoes also, and gets into the center of the mat, and says “you ready for a ass whopping?” Rafe smiles and says “sure, can I get your name first?” The cocky kid nods, and says, “John Smith, not that you well remember it after I scrabble your brains”. Rafe smiles. One of the eleven people say “begin!”, John runs at Rafe, swinging with his right hand, Rafe doesn’t dodge, and takes the punch right in the face, blood comes flowing out of his nose, and mouth, and he falls about three feet back. All the eleven people looked surprised. John asks, “why didn’t you dodge?” Rafe staggers up, and grins, his face is covered in blood from his nose, and the blood is dripping on the ground. Rafe looks at John, “you said you would finish me in one, punch!” As soon as he said punch, he jumps up from the ground punching John straight in the face, breaking all his front teeth, and his nose, blood comes flowing from his face and spiting on the ground, John continues to fly through the wall that is behind him, knocked out. Rafe stands up, you see sparks flying from his hand and blood dripping from it, as you see a part of his mental robot arm, and he grins.