Chapter 26: Strong Faction’s Test

Eve gave out a groan as she rolled in her sleep. She soon began to awake when she noticed the discomfort of her blanket, but sat up quickly when she noticed a rat lying next to her. She gave out a yelp and then noticed her surroundings: dirty walls and the smell of rotten waste. Eve gagged and immediately stood up to run, but fell back down when she felt a tug on her ankle.

Eve glanced down at her ankle and saw that she cuffed to a pipe sticking from the ground. She tugged on the chain, but the chain showed no signs of breaking. Eve immediately held out her hand making a light form. When she gripped the light, it burst revealing the handle of a light saber. She activated the weapon and then sliced the chain off her ankle. She kicked the chain and cuff away from her before discarding the light saber and running down a path.

As she ran, she noticed that there were cameras and that she was standing in a tunnel. She glared toward at one of the cameras and yelled, “Where am I?”

Eve heard a speaker flip on followed by an audio like voice echoing through the tunnel.

“Such fire in your character dear Eve.”

“This voice, aren’t you Exodia?”

“That’s right. As for your previous question: You are in my Strong Faction.”

Eve clenched her fist and demanded why she was brought there.

“Quite simple: I saw you use your power last night. I know you are a User and quite a strong one at that with your User power to summon weapons.”

Eve groaned and then looked at her surroundings and asked, “So you kidnapped me to join your faction?”

“Aren’t you bright, but I have to make sure that you are truly strong for my faction, so where you are right now are the tunnels under the town that my strong faction has access to.”


“AKA the sewers, but it is the perfect place to test how strong you are.”

“What do you mean?”

“Find your way to the surface and try not to die. I really want you.”

The connection suddenly went dead filling the tunnel with silence.

Eve looked at her surroundings with an uneasy look. She only had to find the exit, but the tone in Exodia’s voice about this TEST made her nervous. Eve took a step forward, but flinched when she noticed a rat running toward her. Eve stepped to the side to avoid it, but nearly screamed when she noticed a rotting hand grab the rat crushing it in its grip.

Eve heard moaning and followed the rotting hand to its source: a moaning zombie with black eyes and dry skin that was almost green in color. It looked toward Eve and opened its mouth making its mouth unhinge. The jaw fell off and into the murky sewer water as it stood up and began to approach Eve with its hand outstretched. Eve immediately summoned her pistol and began to fire rapidly at the zombie until the bullet connected to its head. The zombie fell forward motionless.

Eve panted trying to calm her racing heart, but her heart sped up when she noticed more zombies crawling out of crevices of the tunnel and began to approach her groaning. Eve fired at those zombies and immediately rush down the tunnel trying to avoid the reaching hands of the zombies. Eve leapt over zombies that crawled on the ground and ducked to avoid zombies that nearly grabbed her. One zombie managed to grab her arm, but Eve pressed the pistol to its head and pulled the trigger sending a bullet into the head. Eve broke the arm off and then used it to whack another zombie away from her.

Eve looked around panicked as the zombies in the tunnel seemed to increase. Eve panted and then noticed a ladder up ahead. She rushed forward summoning another pistol and then fired at the zombies in her path. She kicked a zombie near the ladder and then began to climb up. She noticed a manhole above hear and began to climb toward it, but gasped she felt something grab her foot. She glanced down and saw a zombie with white hair and shriveled skin trying to drag her down to the sea of zombies that had formed under her. Eve gritted her teeth as she tried to shake the zombie off, but the zombie’s grip just grew tighter. Eve then shook her shoe off instead and then climbed out of reach of the zombies as her shoe tumbled onto the zombies below.

Eve gripped the ladder with tears in her eyes as she pushed the manhole open and then climbed out. She saw the blue sky and sighed in relief as she climbed out and collapsed onto the ground. Eve suddenly heard clapping and looked up only to see a school building. Before the school building stood a number of people wearing chains and guns. Out of that crowd emerged Exodia with a smirk on her lips.

“Congratulations, you passed. Welcome to my faction.”

Eve gritted her teeth and pointed her pistol at Exodia, but at that moment, the people around her also drew their weapons and pointed them at Eve. Exodia chuckled as she waved her hand. The people lowered their weapons as Exodia approached Eve. She knelt in front of Eve and stated, “I can understand why you would want to shoot me, but do you want to risk turning me into a Jogoun. You know Users as zombies are quite troublesome.” Eve’s form shook as she lowered her gun.

“Good choice, now get inside, so my followers can get you cleaned up.”

Eve remained silent as she was lifted from the ground by two followers and practically dragged inside.

Eve thought of her companions and hoped that they would come to her rescue.

Area 40 Facility

Staff: 90 (Dead) 0 (Alive)

Users: 8 (Alive) 8 (Dead) 29 (Unknown)

Genome Detention Center

Staff: 90 (Dead?) 0 (Alive)

Prisoners: 5 (Alive) 50 (Dead?)


Staff: 50 (Dead) 0 (Alive)

Students: 2 (Alive) 140 (Dead)

Earth Dome Faction

Members: 70 (Alive) 0 (Dead)

Strong Faction

Members: 71 (Alive) 0 (Dead)


About 50,000,000,000 (dead) others (Unknown)

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