Pan: There was another person with me what was his name ?
Pan and Edward exit the dining room and entered a room. Edward looks towards Pan.
Edward: Something the matter Pan the Master of Darkness?
Edward begins laughing.
Pan: Go to bed.
Edward stops laughing and leaves Pan quietly.
Pan: He was trying hard to become a thief also
I wonder what happened to him.
Pan slowly drifts off.
Voice: Very good Panadora. Youre getting better by the day.
Pan: Its Pandora, and thank you Marron.
Marron: You on the other hand Zorroku need more training.
Zorroku: What? I just completed the diversion tactics you told me within two weeks.
Marron: Youve missed many spots, which Pan has triggered.
It may help if you would teach me more like you are Pan.
Marron: I dont teach. I guide Pan into the correct moves.
Zorroku: Then guide me with you knowledge.
Marron: You arent skilled enough to be a thief!
Zorroku is startled by his words. He then turns away from Marron.
Pan: Marron, that wasnt called for. Zorroku just needs-
Zorroku: No. Its ok. Marron only trains women thievery.
Marron: That isnt true. You dont have the quality to do these stunts.
Zorroku grows angry.
Zorroku: So be it. Ill train on my own.
Pan: Zorroku wait! Maybe we can-
Zorroku: Ive been here for months while youve been here two months. Ill do as my brother did before he died.
Marron: Sit home and bake cookies.
Zorroku: Ill join the White Dragons.
Pan: What is the White Dragons?
Zorroku: A highly skilled assassin group.
Marron: The training is two difficult for you. You wouldnt last days.
Marron laughs. Zorroku leaves the secretive hideout. Pan rushes after him but he was nowhere in sight.
Pan reenters the hideout.
Marron: You pray hell survive with the White Dragons Clan.
Marron: They go through many to join. Hell need all the luck hell get.
Pan: Go through what?
Marron: They steal, fight, and chances are they still
Marron: He has to under go kills to get through the levels of that tower. No one has entered it and left alive.
Pan: (Until I get there. Maybe I can help him.) Im leaving.
Marron: Be back before sunset. If not you will be punished.
Pan looks for her winged friend.
Pan: Goldenbeak! Were leaving.
The massive creature stands up, spreads its wings, and gives a loud screech.
Goldenbeak: Finally. Some action. Hop on Pan.
Pan jumps on Goldenbeak as he exits the hideout. (Meanwhile)
Marron: (Ill give her an hour before sun set
thats all. She was foolish to think she could help that boy.)
Marron walks away. (Meanwhile) Goldenbeak takes flight.
Goldenbeak: Where to young thief?
Pan: The White Dragons base.
Goldenbeak: What? That place isnt a place where a learning thief should be.
Pan: I want to talk to a friend.
Goldenbeak changes directions and heads towards Dragons Lair. Moments later Goldenbeak lands near White Dragons entrance.
Pan: He has to face three layers of fighting?
Goldenbeak: Who said anything about this being easy?
Voice: Back off coward.
Pan: That voice
Pan spots Zorroku exit the forest covered in blood.
Zorroku: Pan? What are you doing here?
Pan: I wanted to talk to you.
A masked man jumps out from behind Zorroku. Zorroku catches him in the corner of his eye and thrusts a blade into the man. He drops to the ground silently.
you killed him
Zorroku: If I plan on joining the clan I will kill those who stand in my way.
Pan: There isnt a need to kill. Just wound your victim.
Zorroku: Thats the way of a thief. I will be a cold-hearted killer.
Pan: But this isnt like you. You wanted to get back at the White Dragons. Why join them now?
Zorroku: For better training, for excitement, and for the chance to avenge my brother.
Pan: Didnt they kill him?
Zorroku: A thief killed him. And you know him very well.
Zorroku: Marrons the killer Ill be after! Ill get my revenge!
Pan: No Zorroku. That was a mistake! He-
Zorroku: He could have wounded him like a thief would! I wont forgive him!
Pan: Youve all ready started changing with anger
I know how you feel. Losing a loved one
Zorroku: Thats enough! Let me be!
Zorroku: Ill hear no more! Now go!
Pan turns away and jumps of Goldenbeak.
Zorroku: Forgive me Pan. It cant be helped.
Pan: Yes it can. Forgive and forget
I had to learn it also
just do me a favor.
Zorroku: Whats that
Pan: Keep in touch
for friends sake.
Till then take care
Goldenbeak flies away.
Pan: What are you doing? Goldenbeak, stop! He-
Goldenbeak: Hes surrounded and we need to get to a safe place.
Pan: Surrounded?! No! Go back!
Goldenbeak: At this rate of training you be killed. Im not willing to allow that action. Im going back.
Pan: We need to help him! Goldenbeak!
Pan looks back at Zorroku. Men circle him and rush in to attack the young warrior. Zorroku chops one mans hand off and knocks him down. Arrows fall around Zorroku as one hits his left shoulder. He then hides behind a nearby tree avoiding the second barrage of arrows. A sword randomly appears and cuts Zorrokus arms and legs. He collapses to his knees and swings his blade around him. Zorroku manages to hit two of the eight men but is hit by another arrow in his right shoulder. Zorroku drops his sword.
Man1: You should have stayed home kid.
The man kicks Zorroku to the ground. Another man sporting a White Dragon Fundiku walks towards the crowd.
Man2: Its master Spike!
Man1: Master Spike? It cant be. He wouldnt set foot on soil.
Spike disappears and chops the mans arms off. He then turns around and walks away.
Man2: He chopped his arms off
Zorroku stares at the armless man and sees him fall into sections on the ground.
Spike: Anyone else want to say something?
Silence fills the crowd.
Spike: Good. Come with me boy. The rest of you have an hour to leave or else.
Man3: Or else what?
Arrows embed themselves into the man seconds later.
Spike: Anyone else want to ask any more questions?
Man2: Run for your lives!!
The men quickly clear the field. Others continue fighting unaware of Spikes warning.
Man4: Ack! Ive been slain!
Man2: Run for it! Spikes gonna kill us all!
The men continue running. Pan jumps off Goldenbeak and lands in a tree. She then jumps off branch by branch and finally to the ground. She then quickly runs past the men.
Goldenbeak: Pan! Its too dangerous!
Pan: Let us put my training to the test.
Pan later reaches Zorroku and Spike.
Zorroku: Pan? Its time you leave.
Pan: Just come back to our training barracks.
Zorroku: No. Ive been accepted here.
Then fight me
Zorroku: You cant be serious. Id rather go through those men again then have to fight you here.
Pan: Running from a fight? I thought you were stronger than that Zorroku!
Zorroku slowly stands up.
Zorroku: So be it. Lets put our training to the test.
Zorroku pulls out a blade from his side. Engraved on it was Dragons Claw. Pan removes her treasures blade Rubian.
Pan & Zorroku: Here I go!
The blades clash together as the two begin fighting. Pan pushes Zorrokus sword to the side and gives a quick thrust to his side with the end of the blade. Zorroku rotates his sword around him and hits the Pans arm.
Pan: (Hes trying not to fight me. He didnt even cut me.)
Pan pushes Zorroku down and places her blade in his face.
Pan: Why arent you fighting me? Fight back!
Zorroku: I cant. I havent the emotions to harm you.
Pan: Just earlier at training
Spike walks towards Pan and Zorroku. In a flash Pan notices Spike behind her and Zorroku standing in front of her. Zorroku later collapses and Spike glares at him.
Spike: That was foolish boy. You should have allowed me to strike her.
Zorroku: Should have? Marron sent me here so that I could finish my brothers job. Killing off the White Dragons and brutal assigns.
Spike: Humph! You havent done anything to me while I have you to sit and die here.
Spike begins laughing. Zorroku flashes a smile at Spike as blood gushes from his leg.
Zorroku: Who said I dieing alone?
Keep quiet boy!
Spike tosses his blade at Zorroku. Pan tries to jump in its way but was too late to avoid its strike. It embeds itself into Zorrokus shoulder.
Zorroku: Again with the shoulder. What moron would attack a shoulder?
Spike: Its a heavy blade
get a quick guess.
Zorroku grabs the blade before it drops to the ground. The blade slowly drops to the ground as Zorroku tries to hold the blade up. Pan rushes towards Zorroku and removes the blade.
Pan: Why you-
Pan looks around for Spike but he is nowhere to be seen.
Zorroku: Thanks a lot.
So this was all a trick from the beginning.
Zorroku: No. Marron sent me on a mission to kill Spike and you were to go with to witness his death. You are the one who will prove your bravery by coming with me to a place no one has bothered to go. Ever.
Zorroku slowly begins to daze.
Pan: Goldenbeak! We need to go back! Zorrokus bleeding to death!
Goldenbeak: Im on it.
Goldenbeak lays its mighty wing down as Pan pushes Zorroku on its back. Within minutes Pan returns to the hideout.
Marron: So how was the mission young-
Pan: Zorrokus hurt!
Marron: That fool!
Marron and Pan leave and return with Zorroku. His movements have slowed down gradually.
Pan: Hes lost a lot of blood.
Marron: Well if thats the case
he wont make it.
Marron: Its either die fighting or die giving up. Hes filled his goal
Zorroku: Im too young to die. I want to live!
Marron: Shut-up boy!
Youre badly injured and you have time to joke
Im an idiot?
Marron begins cleaning the wound as Pan bandages Zorroku as he finishes. Days seem to pass like minutes.
Zorroku: Im leaving.
Pan: I understand. I hope to see you soon.
Zorroku: You will
I have something for you also. Youll find it when the times right.
Pan: What is it?
a prized possession of mine
Pan awakens from her sleep.
Pan: Wha-What? What is it Edward?!
Edward: Someone is looking for you!