Kenji looked around at the mess in front of him. Bodies of the people he loved littered the road. He tried in vain to make sense of what had just happened. Princess Kressara had been kidnapped, and the adults were either dead or kidnapped. He looked at himself and saw all the blood. At some point during the battle, blood had splashed him in the face. The stench of it burned his nose. He walked around in circles as tears streamed down his face. How had this happened? Kenji stopped just as quickly as he started and looked around one more time. A rumble formed in his chest and could be heard rising in this throat.
“Why!?” He screamed. He screamed again. The sound of his voice bounced off the rocks and throughout the empty city.