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I can look humility right in it's eyes. Except on the rare occasion when it kicks me in the balls (which, yes,
it has done on this particular occasion).

Alright, here's the lowdown, last time we left Sakura and his faithful NPC chocobo, Nuk-Nuk they
left the cave on the Veldt and headed...uh...north I guess, Also Jackie Chan is not in this chapter,
sorry. 
Without further ado... 
BTW, sounds good with Final Fantasy Anime fight music! 
 Chapter 3: Rumble on the Veldt 
 Sakura looked up at the glaring sun, sweat dripped from his face. 
"Too damn hot..." Sakura said, Nuk-Nuk "kue'd" in agreement, "Alright, let's make camp for the
night, and get something to eat, I'm hungry!" 
Sakura found a spot in the plains of the Veldt to make campfire, it took Sakura a while to find some
twigs and limbs, and the such, because the Veldt is mostly plains. He started to make a campfire for
the night, he slept on a ragitty pillow and Nuk-Nuk slept in some brush. 
Hours went into the night, and Sakura was not bothered by bugs or animals, but he soon found a
danger much worse than animals. 
 Sakura was awakened by a strange man wearing a Jubei-esque (from Ninja Scroll. He was tall, and
had blue hair, his face masked in darkness. 
"Interesting animal you have here," he said. 
"Uh, yes, he's a good chocobo, you can..." Sakura actually seemed intimadated by the strange man,
he was quite scared,"you can pet him if you like." 
The strange man looked down at him, "No, Sakura, that's not what I'm here for I can not let you go
any further!" The man drew a saumarai sword, "Draw your sword, paladin! What are you waiting
for!?" The man tried to slice Sakura, he rolled and grabbed his sword. 
"Who the hell are you!? How did you know my name!?" Sakura asked in a fierce voice. 
"You need not know! For tonight your blood will spill!" Sakura and the strange man's swords
clashed together in fury. 
"Bastard! You have something to do with Damius, don't you?" Sakura yelled. 
The man knocked Sakura's sword out from his hands, "As I told you before, you need not know,
your blood spills TONIGHT!!" As the saumarai sword came clashing down, a knife interuppted the
attack. "Nos!" Sakura was never so happy to see Nos, as he was at that moment. 
"Don't interfer, Nos! You have no right to stop the events that concern this young man and myself!"
The man angrily yelled. 
Both the man's sword, and Nos' knife clashed, "No, Tou, this does concern me! He's my friend!"
The man's sword lightly slashed Nos's stomach. "Damn!" 
"NO!" Sakura yelled, he drew his sword and slashed the man's hand off. "AHHHHHH!!! Nos, this
is your fault! I will be back!" 
Sakura picked up Nos, "The wound is light, hold on," Sakura prepared a spell, "CURE 2!" Nos
wound healed up quite a bit. 
"Sakura you shouldn't of done that! Now you are weakened!" Nos said. 
"N..No, I'll be fine, don't worry about me, I... I just feel weakened that's all, a little rest will do me
good." Sakura said. 
Nos said, "Alright, let's get you to Mobliz, you should be able to get plenty of rest there. 
Sakura nodded, the two friends hopped aboard Nuk-Nuk, and headed east where they find, there
adventure has just begun... 
CHAPTER NOTES: 
1. Sakura is weakened because his white magic comes from his life force, and he can only use
weak-medium white magic. 
2. If you didn't read chapter 2, Nos is Sakura's old friend who abandone their friendship a year ago.