He came round, finding himself chained to the wall in some darkened room. Stood not far away were demons, but not like anything he had seen before. Just as he was trying to make sense of it the massive doors to the room swung open. As the soldiers marched through, a strange hooded figure walked towards him, stopping a short distance from him.
"Ah, True Chosen One, we meet at last. I've heard so much about you."
"Then you have an advantage over me," John said. "I don't know who you are."
"My apologies, how rude of me. My name is Bane, the master of all the creatures you see here, and soon to be ruler of this universe too."
John stared in horror, this was who the messenger meant.
"You can't win Bane. We have defeated your kind before, we can do it again."
"I thought you might say that," he laughed. "I have one advantage though." He threw back his hood.
John's heart skipped a beat, it was his old friend Shaun who looked back at him.
"It can't be...he's dead."
"Oh, I know I'm Bane, you know I'm Bane....your friends on the other hand don't. I can destroy them easily, and you won't be able to stop me. I hope you enjoy the show." He walked back out of the room the soldiers following him.
John stared after him. Bane was right, unless he could escape and warn his friends, all havoc would break loose....
To Be Continued