The Battler Swordsman

Ch-1 An Ordinary Life

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A boy of about 16 year old looked out of his window at the dimming beautiful orange sunset and wondered how would tomorrows day go.

It was going to be one of the most important days in his life.

The world he lived in was normal and his family was also normal and he could be compared with all the ordinary people living in the world. There was nothing about him that stood out.

He was preparing for his last final examination which was being held tomorrow and the boy although scared and afraid of the uncertain future also looked forward to it.

After all, the future could give him a chance to break free from his normal life and perhaps give him the chance to live an extraordinary life.

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Jasper woke up early the next morning and got ready for his exams. After 20 minutes he came out of his room to see his parents in the living room.

His father ,Mr. Pierce was reading the daily newspaper as usual while Mrs. Pierce was making breakfast.

By profession Jaspers father was a professor and his mother was a housewife. He lived in a very peaceful house and his parents always made up after their few quarrels.

Jaspers sister, with whom he had not been able to connect much due to their big age difference with her being 10 years older than him had already started working in another place and now a days they rarely met

At most she came twice a year to meet them, however she was very generous with her gifts.

This was Jaspers ordinary family and Jasper loved it.

After eating his breakfast with his father, Jasper immediately leaves to catch the school bus .

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Jasper looked out of his window from the bus to see a school painted in white but most of the white paint had worn off with time and now it looked a mix of white and grey. There were also a few patches of blue and green here and there .

While the gates in front of the school opened they made weird noises as it was slowly opened for their bus to enter. The buses were parked in the area where later the students would gather for assembly. The grills in front of the windows of the school hade the a design similar to a plus sign and also had a few shaved of areas.

Jasper got down from the bus with about two dozen other children and walks to his classroom and finds a seat near his two friends Edward and Tony.

Edward looks towards Jasper and asks, ”How did your exam preparation go? ”

Jasper replies back, ”I have finished my preparation of the whole portion . ”

Tony then decides to join in the conversation and says sarcastically looking at Edward, ” Don worry toppers will get good marks even if they do not study , asking such questions is useless. ”

Edwards ignores Tonys comment and decides to ask Jasper, ” Have you heard about the new VR model that is breaking the headlines? ”

”Yeah ,I read about it in my phone a few days back. The DB Company just made a major breakthrough in the VR stream. They claim that the realistic effect of VR has been increased from 60% to 80%. ”

” That is a very big difference in terms of realistic effect. This might also increase the companys value and people becoming even more interested in buying VR. ”

” What do you think, Jasper? ”

Jasper takes a few seconds before replying, ” I didn know about the recent news, however the realistic effect increasing will increase the number of user using the VR gadget , since the VR is slowly becoming the second world. ”

”But the price for the VR gadgets is really exaggerated, common people like us really can afford it . ”

” Nothing we can do about that. ”

A teacher enters the room and announces, ” Please get ready for your exams and form a single line. ”

Edward, Tony and Jasper look at each and say good luck and all the best to each other before leaving.

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After giving the test, Jasper comes out of his classroom with the other students. He meets Edward and Tony on the way and they start discussing the exam papers till they reach their respective buses. Jasper waves them goodbye and climbs his bus.

Jasper enters takes a seat in the bus and looks towards the school with intense eyes. Today was the last exam of his 10th standard and it also meant that it was the last time he would ever come to this school.

Many memories were attached to it and he wanted to imprint the image and feelings the school gave him for one last time. In the future he wished to reminisce the good school days with his friends and family.

The motor of the school bus roars to life and the bus starts moving.

The school bus dropped the students in a landmark near their house, so usually 4 to 5 students were dropped off at a stop. At the last stop, Jasper and 2 other children who were remaining were also dropped of and they walked to their house from there.

As Jasper was walking towards his house , he hears the roar of a truck and decides to take a step sideways.

However when he looks ahead his expression completely changes because a child whose age might be near 5 – 6 years had just tripped on a rock and was unable to move and a truck just so happened to be coming at a very fast speed towards the child and did not show any intention to stop .

From a glance , one could tell that the situation was going to get very ugly unless something changed.

From behind one could also hear a shrill scream and crying noises from the kid s mother like background music to paint the urgency of the situation.

Jasper seeing this wanted to react, but the bus speed scared him because it was really fast and if he helped his life might also be in danger. After all, the child on the road had nothing to do with him and he could just pretend that this never happened. But when he looked at the childs face filled with deep fear and dread , he made up his decision. He realized that he would not be able to live with himself if the boy died while he could have saved him.

As he kept thinking about this, the bus kept coming closer to the child and Jasper stopped thinking and acted by rushing forward with the fastest speed he could muster and jumped before the truck crashed the kid. He grabbed the kid on the jump and rolled forward uncontrollably just to avoid the truck and land safely on the other side.

Jasper panted heavily and he was very tired as if he had lost 10 years of his life. He found it unbelievable that the jump he took had been enough to save the kid. Even though he made the last moment decision to save the kid he did not have any expectation of reaching the kid in time. But luckily it seemed that he had managed to accomplish something impossible

Unknown to Jasper, the reason he could make the jump was because he had unknowingly used a different type of energy that did not belong to this world. On top of that he had used it to enhance his feet to move faster than he normally could. This was a very complicated step which he was able to do due to the stimulation of the situation.

But in the end Jasper thought that he was lucky and perhaps this was a case of adrenaline kickin

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