The Black Hood stared at the children. You couldn’t see his eyes, but he was giving a cold stare at them. All the kids were scared. They didn’t know what was going to happen to them or what might happen if they did something wrong.
“It’s good to see you all. Now let me tell you why you’re all here. You are here to be trained for the war. If you are not trained then the Chimera will come in and destroy us without a fight. After your training I will…” the Black hood said before a boy sneezed. The Black Hood looked at the boy. He made a sound when he wasn’t suppose to. “Did you just make a sound when I was talking?” The Boy looked at him scared.
“I just sneezed. That was…” the boy said before the Black Hood slapped him across the face. The Black Hood hit him so hard that the boy fell to the ground. The boy started to cry and he hit him again then the boy stopped crying.
“I thought my lieutenant told you not to make a sound. You made a sound when I was talking. Don’t you ever make a sound when I’m talking. Do you understand?” The boy nodded and stood back in line. “Now where was I before you interrupted? Oh yes after your training. Well lets just say you’ll become something better then your average solider. You are dismiss.” The Black Hood left and the kids were taken away to another room.
The group were shocked at what they just say. They never thought these people were human. Taking kids away to be trained as soldiers. They didn’t understand what he meant by better then your average solider, but they didn’t care. They just wanted to stop him. As they got up a group of men attacked them. Before they could do anything, the men used chi blocking to stop them from fighting back. Then they were knocked out.
When they woke up they were in a room. They couldn’t move because of the chi blocking. They looked around and they were surrounded by men. Then they saw the Black Hood. He was sitting down drinking tea. His mask was off, but he still had his hood over his head, so his face was still hidden.
“Well what do we have here? Some kids snooping into other people business” the Black Hood said.
“Why are you doing this to these kids? They did nothing wrong” Nazo said.
“It’s really simple Avatar. Don’t ask me how I know, I just know. These kids are the future of our race, but with the Chimera, we might not have a future. So I’ll train them to fight the Chimera as I have.”
“You were trained when you were an adult, not as a kid” Aria said.
“Who said I’ve been trained when I was an adult?”
“What do you mean by that?” Ash asked. The Black Hood put his tea away and stood up. He then put his mask on.
“I was taken from my family when I was 5. I was then trained to fight the Chimera. When I was in my teens they enhanced my body to be stronger. We could do things that no normal person can do.”
“What do you mean by we?” Nazo asked.
“You think I was the only one? There were many others, but I was one of the lucky ones. When they enhanced our bodies, some didn’t make it. I now plan to do the same with these kids.”
“You’re a monster, just like those people who took you. Your taking these kids childhoods away. Just like when they took your childhood away from you,” Aria said.
“I never had a childhood and these kids won’t have one. With the Chimera around, no one can have a childhood. Since the chi blocking is still in affect you will be taken to a wooden room. So you can’t bend your way out. Also don’t think about burning the door down. You’ll just blow yourself up. Take them away.”
The men then took the group to a wooden room. They stood on the floor in till they could move again. They started to think of ways to get out. Nazo couldn’t burn the door down because it’s been booby-trapped. As they were thinking a boy come by. The boy went up to them.
“Did you guys come to save us?” the boy asked.
“Yes we did, but we can’t. The door is looked and we can’t open it” Nazo said.
“I could get the key if you want.”
“How are you going to do that? The guards aren’t stupid. They probably have the key hidden somewhere” Ash said.
“Trust me I’ve been here for awhile. I can get the keys. You just wait here.” The boy ran off and the group didn’t think he would come back. After awhile the boy came back with keys.
“How did you get those keys?” Aria asked.
“It’s a long story. You really don’t want to know.” The boy said as he opened the door and let the group out.
“Do you know where they keep the others?” Nazo asked.
“Didn’t I tell you… never mind. Just follow me.” They followed the boy to the room where the kids were being trained. The burst through the door and started to fight the men inside. They earth bend all of them to the ground. Then a group of chi-blockers came into the room. They tried to hit them with their attacks, but they were too fast for them to hit. Before the chi-blockers could get to them, the kids jumped onto their backs and started to fight them.
The chi-blockers fought back against the kids and were too distracted by the kids to notice the group. The group took there chance and were able to hit them, without hurting the kids. As they were heading to the exit with the kids, the place caught on fire. They ran as fast as they could and when they got to the exit the Black Mask was there.
“Get out of the way” Nazo said.
“No I won’t. You are not leaving. You will burn along with this place,” The Black Mask said.
“Then I got no choice.” Nazo charged at him and the Black Mask dogged him. He hit Nazo in the back with a knife and then swept him off his feet. Nazo fell on his back with the knife still there.
“You think you can defeat me. You are dead wrong,” the Black Mask said.
“I’m not done yet,” Nazo said as he got up. His back was in a lot of pain. He pulled the knife out of his back, which was very pain full.
“I guess you’ll learn the hard way.” The Black Mask charged at Nazo. He had another knife in his hand. He was about to hit Nazo, when a rock hit him in the back of his head. He fell to the ground and was knocked out.
“Come on let’s get out of here” Nazo said. Everyone got out of the place before it burned to the ground. The firemen started to put the fire out and there were a lot of people watching. The group brought the kids back to there families and they were all happy.
The next day they had breakfast at John’s place. They told him about what happen.
“So this was done by a man named the Black Hood. I wonder what he was going through when he was a kid,” John said.
“It doesn’t matter what he’s gone through. He shouldn’t have done what he did,” Aria said. They looked at the TV and saw that all the men who worked for the Black Mask have been arrested and herd they didn’t find the Black Mask’s body.
“I guess the fire turned his body to ashes,” Ash said.
“We can’t say for sure,” Nazo said. After eating breakfast they went back to Blaze and took off. When they did a mysterious man with a burnt robe was watching them.