^-^ Thanks for reading guys!
BTW, am I really that easy to read?…..>>; D’oh >_<
Oh my god I can’t believe on how hard this chapter was to write – why?! >>; Well here it is, finally – FINALLY! >o< After a billion re-writes and checking, and a week late……The boiling point is reached, and there is only one sound solution to put an end to this fiasco on poor Tumble-Stop…….Violence!….To back up my argument – in the words of the late great Richard Geni, “I didn’t say it was the best solution (violence he means) – but it’s A solution.”
The chappie is insanely long (‘cause I want it to end dangit!), so please be prepared with cookies, milk, and maybe some tissues; well you can leave the tissues…….*pokes heart* Please feel something >_<
WAH! I had to cut out so much of the Snap-Shot ownage T.T
Click on the underline pokémon name to see what they look like :3 - troubleshoot all the links if need be, they should work, I checked them (including songs)
: Fun images that dance around the harsh truth when you’re stabbed by something sharp
Life and Death instrumental from the show Lost by Micheal Giacchino, and Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova from the movie Once – are coming to attack you! RUN!
I hope y’all listen to the songs; songs are mainly there as an emotion tickler – tickle tickle! Or annoyance….
Fixed Memory* magic….? Nefero mentioned it some time ago…..
The bad peoples have a black teleporting cloak…..Hmmmmmmmm.
There are other ways of calling a Gate besides the Key….
Star Dust are the ashes of dead Keyblade Masters
Ch. 28 Separate Strands Part: F
….F for finale!!!
“I can’t live this life, without you by my side, I need you to survive – !
So sta~y with me…You look in my eyes – and I’m screaming inside - !” – Evanescence, Forgive Me
“It's a thief in the night to come and grab you,
It can creep up inside you, and consume you,
A disease of the mind, it can control you
It's, too, close – for – comfort –“ Rihanna, Disturbia
“Je suis désolée…
Ik ben droevig…
Perdóname….” – Madonna, Sorry
Universal World: Tumble-Stop – En route
-> WTF?! We’re going to another world?.....Yes! Yes we are! Ha-he-Ho!
The water of the Lady of Red’s fountain turned murky, and the reception from Tumble-Stop became difficult; South Light played nervously with her hair as the ripples gave a disturbing impression of Tumble-Stop’s sanity.
“Are you worried South Light? There is no need to feel scared for your brother,” said the Lady of Red, “You should be happy. The Chrost-Weik is moving, can’t you feel it?” The Lady’s eyes grew wide with excitement, turning into violet slits, her mouth a sharp grin, “The Monster is stirring from its slumber.”
So I am.
“…This is a bad day for everyone.”
So it is.
I can’t do this anymore – !….. And so everything on me deserves to die –
So it shall it be.
Eros, the beautiful winged beast of Yahena, looked on at the fight in a form merged with the physical plain, “My Master, I have chosen you, I have chosen to protect you…But, I cannot enter this fight, not until….It is too late..…..”
“Auto defense active,” said a voice from the ship.
“I know,” replied Jet tensely, “But we don’t want to draw attention to ourselves,” he spoke to the ever persistent screen that began blinking the urgency of a need for a password; the sight beyond the windows turning ever more threatening. “I guess, there’s no escaping this.”
There was an uneasy silence amongst all the fighters as they looked at the mortal barrier encompassing all of Tumble-Stop. The long decapitated neck, and severed arm, slowly, stretched out of their voids, turning into grey thick liquids that blew way like ash; the voids sealed up behind them back into a regular setting sky.
Dendjue looked to the empty alley way entrances, then at the ground where the Emotionless’ head had been absorbed…….*I’m so sorry it had to come to this Tumble-Stop…….*
“Dendjue…what do you mean everyone’s gone…?” asked Sailor Moon slowly.
…..“By calling its own Emotionless to it, (“It’s own Emotionless?!”) merging itself with it, Tumble-Stop’s condition has turned people that lived here into Emotionless themselves; those not strong enough to resist.” The Scouts gasped. “It has done the deepest act of betrayal a world can employ.”
“But, I didn’t feel anything,” said Sailor Moon touching her chest.
“No, you wouldn’t even have known it had happened, such is the connection of a world with its inhabitants.”
*Dendjue,* came Ragiel’s voice through his Memory Link*, *There’s not anyway to save those people is there?*
*No,* replied Dendjue quickly, he felt Lorenia tap in,
*Dendjue, I think we’re up against the main part of this monster, it reacted signifying the corruption* -
*Then it’s up to you to take it down Lorenia; we’re grounded with Deites.*
*Be careful Love,* said Ragiel, and the Links were sent into remission.
“What’s the verdict?” asked Genkai to Lorenia; they were on guard, but the arm, which now looked to be manipulating invisible strings, totally ignored the fighters before it.
“Tumble-Stop has called it’s own Emotionless to it. This is the epicenter of the beast,” said Lorenia,
“It would be,” said Shounen Bat looking at the ruins of Lookout Tower, “The place where Tumble-Stop had its deepest connection with all its people, what made it important.”
“But this arm,” said Vincent, “It’s as if it is immortal. It may look a little different now, but I’m positive, it’s the arm of the Two-Face that was destroyed before when Sora first arrived. And this thing claiming what it is, is a Unique Emotionless, those are one-of-a-kind; this must be Fixed Memory* magic, and anything with it can never truly by destroyed.”
With that deduction, Lorenia, Vincent and Genkai understood the impending situation: (Unique Emotionless (one born from someone) + Fixed Memory* Magic (a reviving magic….) to the power of Tumble-Stop snapping and calling its practically invincible Emotionless – getting itself corrupted = an un-yielding nightmare.
Shounen Bat just moaned, yeah he understood too, but he was more or less annoyed at the entire situation, “And all of this started with that stupid Key,” he said.
“Considering we’re still alive, it hasn’t fallen into the wrong hands yet,” said Genkai, “We’re playing Russian Roulette with time.”
“Don’t lose hope,” said Lorenia, “We’ll get through this” –
Three screams cut the air as potently as the sharp moan before – all the groups alerted of their plight –
Two of the three screams caught Goku in particluar – “Chi-Chi! Bulma!”
Spike and Faye twisted themselves back –
Deity East, lazily stretched its tail in front of Lugia as if to block it’s path – “*I am your problem.*” It turned the sharp side of its ice blade towards Lugia.
“I don’t suppose you’re really gonna uphold that promise to Isetzue no?” asked Nefero to Sephiroth, “They sound like they need help.”
“They’ll be fine,” said Sephiroth.
Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter took off towards the scream – the other scouts covering them should Deity South attack, but it didn’t –
“*I am not concerned with you,*” said Deity South positioning itself at Dendjue who flicked his wrist – snow flakes sputtered out, and Deity South sputtered electricity.
“Sucks to be them,” said Shounen Bat, and that was enough for Goku – he put two fingers to his forehead and teleported –
“Hey Deity East!” yelled Ragiel, “You’re aiming at the wrong spot – my back is over here!”
Deity East looked like it shuddered, and cocked its head – *Now’s our chance*
- Darkrai turned shadow touching Suicune, turning her into a shadow as well – Suicune leapt off of Lugia (who still kept its ground to Deity East) through the ice blade tail!
To those sensitive enough – a wave of murderous intent
crashed into their minds – the Masters couldn’t – had no time to react
A black arrow shot up from the ground like a blur for each of the attempted rescuers; part of Sailor Mars’ skirt was struck; the front of Goku’s clothes were clipped (as he appeared in his location); Darkrai and Suicune as a shadow were struck with the arrow passing through, and were knocked back into their physical forms with red electricity paralyzing them – Mewtwo grabbed them with his psychic powers, but another black arrow shot and hit part of Suicune’s flowing mane from the kick-back of being caught by Mewtwo; where the three were touched, parts of her hair, his clothes, and her mane, dissinigrated –
*Those arrows, were they from Tumble-Stop?!* thought Dendjue as Sailor Mars and Jupiter were stopped in their tracks –
“What was that?!”
“Goku!” Bulma cried – Bulma, and Chi-Chi holding Ed were all the way backed up against the opposite building in Entrance Alley as the Emotionless emerged from a dark doorway right across from them. Teeth barred with white and black gunk, this heartless looked like a hell-hound – a large 5 foot hell hound – with the heartless emblem on its forehead. It’s tail was pure black wispy flames and it’s back suddenly caught on fire along with its legs. Goku put himself between the heartless and the girls in his fighting stance –
“I never seen this one before” –
The Fire Fang opened its mouth, it’s tongue slithered out with the head of a snake, and hiss-snarled –
Deity North and West turned restless – “*This world has turned on us,*” said Deity West, “*We will bury you both with it.*”
“Not if you don’t get buried first!” said Nefero like a first-grader – a black arrow shot up and hit Deity West right in its crystal “head” (which was really just the highest peak of rushed crystal) – “HA!”
Deity West’s head grew back.
“Crap, that’s right, y’all bodies are magic” –
From within the silent structures of Tumble-Stop, Heartless and Nobodies crawled out – breaking through windows, knocking open doors – the same alleyway Dendjue snuck a peek at, was now dripping in Emotionless after Emotionless – all alleyways becoming faucets. The main piece of the Tumble-Stop’s Emotionless wove its fingers intricately, and all the Emotionless were suddenly given the same sway in their crooked and smooth walks – they were searching for prey, and the groups were too obvious with their beating hearts going faster and faster –
Deity East moved it’s body, splitting its focus on the ground below getting covered in Emotionless, and its ice-blade tail at Lugia.
“Bebop – !” but the Emotionless were staying clear of it….*Well, good enough…*
Mewtwo placed Suicune and Darkrai back on Lugia, the red electricity keeping them from moving much, “Curaga*,” said Ragiel and the red electricity was gone. “Stay calm everyone,” he added.
Deity East sent its body into a hover, rising as the ground became flooded with darkness and yellow eyes. Pharaoh and Yugi switched spirits; Spike and Faye cocked their guns – Mew and Pikachu growled with Abigale’s puppy and Mewtwo charged an Aura Sphere* in his hand. Darkrai narrowed his eyes on the darkness….
“Safeguard*,” said Ash and Lugia put up the defense.
“Ash, can I borrow Pikachu?” asked Ragiel.
“Uh, oh – sure!” –
Ragiel swung his now glowing blade single handedly over and under his palm in a circle – Pikachu disappeared in a single ripple of light and Kairi’s dress in a singe of light turned into a frilly yellow one with a big bow in the back; her hair went up in yellow bow, and a wrist corsage decorated in Day Lilies, Moonbeams, Daisies, and Yellow Roses appeared where Kairi’s bracelet was. Ragiel looked at himself….. “Man….I just had to help her
…..” – a second Keyblade with metal catching electric designs appeared in Ragiel’s free hand; one blade now pointed to Deity East, and one to the black tide below.
“Auto defense active.”
So Bebop was fine, hurray, but those that screamed…..Spike and Faye felt a pang as they watched the Emotionless – *There’s no way…*
A plume of flames erupted in Entrance Alley – “Ed!”
From the flames, Goku had sprung up like a grasshopper carrying all three ladies – his butt on fire – “HOT HOT HOT!” – Chi-Chi tried to pat the flames out, but they formed into the Fire Fang! – Its fangs firmly in Goku’s – “AH!” Goku tried to wiggle the heartless off, but it wasn’t letting go!
Another wave of murderous intent
came – and Goku dodged another black arrow – as did the rest of the groups with close calls on them all –
“What was that?!” yelled Bulma.
“Don’t know – (*CRUNCH*) – OW! But it’s worse that this thing! Hang on girls!” and Goku sped off towards Bebop with the Fire Fang right behind – literally –
“It’s Goku!” said Ash, “He’s got them!”
Abigale clapped her hands, “Yay!” and Goku flew right past Ragiel’s group and a perplexed Deity East –
- “Hey good to see y’all safe!” - BOMP. Goku crashed right into an invisible barrier around Bebop…..The Fire Fang dropped off.
Dendjue, the Sailor Scouts, and Deity South were completely surrounded by watering Emotionless mouths – the Scouts on edge as to where the first attack would come – Deity South above – or the Emotionless – or – the black arrows – !
Deity South looked to Dendjue below itself, he was in a defensive stance towards the Emotionless, ice breathing around his blade.
“Deity South,” said Dendjue, “You have me cornered. As much as I know these ladies can defend themselves, I’m going to protect my girls none-the-less, be it from you or the Emotionless, but I can only defend against what I see, and my back is to you” –
….. It was Riku’s body, but it was Dendjue inside…..Thunder erupted from Deity South and a Flash bolt* was shot –
Dendjue didn’t even turn around, and the bolt stuck past his shoulder and took a heartless down.
”*Dendjue…,*” came the voice guised in thunder, “*All the magic I have, cannot change the crime committed in the past, but,*” It was really him…. Deity South lowered itself to his level – ……“*I cannot do this anymore….*”
“Den – !”…
the scouts backed off with Dendjue’s assurance – the Emotionless leapt seeing the opening – but Deity South but up a Thunder Barrier*, rendering it immobile, and the Emotionless were shocked – teeth snapping right in front of Sailor Moon’s face – and dissolved.
“Deity South?” said Dendjue as if addressing a misbehaved child.
A warm aura slipped out slipped out from Deity South.
“*Master Dendjue……….I do not ask for forgiveness…Now…and then..….*”
The Scouts blinked their confusion.
“What’s going on?” whispered Sailor Moon –
“Why are you here?” asked Dendjue.
Deity South looked like it was having trouble speaking, or coming up with words as its cloudy self twisted about, but it finally said, “*Seritouge called us to retrieve the Key, and, to fix all anomalies that had made themselves present –*”
“Pfft, you’ve left yourself open Deity,” Dendjue held up his keyblade to Deity South, the ice sharpening, “Even though you are pure magic, your words are as fake as stage magic, and if this is your feint to ‘fix’ me then do it so I can ram my keyblade into your face,” said Dendjue angrily.
“*No*” –The Emotionless growled from the outside – “*Please, I’m sorry, I do not, have any excuse for the past……But, you….before you now, here, you’re here
……..I do not, I do not want to be of use to Seritouge anymore.*”
“Be of use to Seritouge?” asked Sailor Mercury, “But, then what was all that before with you firing at Riku?! I thought he was trying to watch over him!” But she knew better….
“*I was only doing what Seritouge told us to do…*”
“*To fix any anomalies, anomalies can mean a lot of things to the Spirit of Reason….and I had, I had to because….Well, I just don’t know the reason anymore, I’m sorry ..………We Deities have shamed our allegiance to Keyblade Masters! – Reflearo*!*” The Scouts, Dendjue, and the Deity, were covered in a shimmering aerial aura and Deity South exploded the Thunder Barrier* sending a tide of Emotionless flying – !
“Hey Deity East!” shouted Ragiel, “You still want that Key?” The massive Deity turned its water snake like head back to Ragiel’s group –
“Don’t push it!” yelled Faye, “We aren’t exactly in the best position right now!” –
Deity East sighed catching a far off glimpse of Deity South, feeling the strong emotion of its brethren…..It looked up, then at Ragiel……“*A second chance doesn’t come along very often. Master Ragiel…..I lend myself to you.*”
Ragiel smiled, “That’s my girl” –
“*Don’t call me girl*” –
“That’s right, you better shape up! You Deities owe the Anime Masters big time! – Woah!” Abigale’s fit almost threw her off of Lugia’s head and Lugia re-balanced her like a ball on the head –
“Ragiel, what is she talking about?” asked Pharaoh, “Doesn’t it want” –
“Nevermind about any of that; just deal with what is given to you,” said Ragiel, he turned back to the Deity, “At least you’re living up to what you owe Deity East.”
“Yes, yes,*” sighed Deity East, “*I don’t care if Seritouge’s sight catches what I’m doing, disobeying him and all. I sincerely hate what this ‘war’ has turned him into.*” Deity East reverted its ice blade back into its watery tail and scraped Goku, Bulma, Ch-Chi and Ed off of the invisible barrier around Bebop, and placed them on top of its head.
“I don’t quite understand what’s going on here, but at least it’s on our side now,” mumbled Faye.
“Be happy at least,” said Spike –
“It’s obvious isn’t it?” said Abigale, “I’ll lay it low for y’all with only context clues. The Deities and the Masters must’ve hade a relationship with one another that resulted in treachery on the Deities’ part ending with something horrible for the Masters, and now, with the Anime Masters somehow back from the dead, this is a chance of fate for the Deities to make up for their atrocious act.”……….”I’m not telling the whole story right in front of Diety East, even though it deserves it –”
“Cool! We’re riding water!” piped Ed.
“Oh wow,” was what Bulma got out seeing Deity East’s “tail” flow back, and all the Emotionless underneath out of reach. The water beneath them felt light, but they were supported; Goku took flight seeing the girls safe.
“*Reflearo*,*” said Deity East, and Ragiel’s group was given the same protection as Dendjue’s.
Everyone looked at the illusion of a sea of Emotionless before them….Abigale and her puppy sat up straight, “Ha! Now that we’re united, you’re gonna hurt! Na, na-na, na, na!”
The Emotionless underneath united into one black mass, the ground all pitch black, and Darkside and Twilight Thorn, after Darkside and Twilight Thorn bent their bodies up from the black mass, now eye level with Lugia and Deity East.
Deity East’s tail became an ice blade once again – and swiped it at the heads of a Darkside and Twlight Thorn together – but it was caught!….By a ghostly pale fleshy clawed hand with shifting flesh that rose from the darkness, the darkness now a swirling void – identical to what the Riders used to take Bebop! The Untouchable looked like a deformed bear at best (with a smashed head) as it tried to crush Deity East’s tail, but the ice became water and merely spilled out of the paw and re-formed into a protective wave before Lugia.
“You know we just can’t seem to get enough of those things,” said Spike.
The Untouchable roared shoving the Darkside and Twilight Thorns from it – this was it’s meal! –
The pokémon legends answered back with their defiance – overpowered for sure, but no doubt, they were sick of Untouchables! –
“The Untouchable is our number one target!” said Ragiel –
“Don’t worry, we know.”
Deity East’s entire body became ice, “*Gravera*,*” it said, and Bulma, Chi-Chi, and Ed became grounded on it.
A wyvern dove at Lorenia, “GWOH – !” she stabbed it right in its chest and it disappeared –
BAM, Vincent’s bullet went through a Defender’s shield taking it down,
“Darn, and I thought we picked the peaceful spot!” said Shounen Bat wacking a Dancer out of step; the hand danced erratically behind them with gnarled fingers and gestures…….
Lorenia swung her keyblade to four corners – “North-South-West-East – Tempest*!”
a tornado whipped up around Lorenia, Vincent, Genkai, and Shounen Bat knocking back the Emotionless, creating an air-barrier. She then quickly made an intricate outline, which glowed into the outline of a rose – “Flora-aura*,” and a big yellow rose dropped out from the outline into a hover; the outline disappeared. Lorenia grabbed the rose and pulled out three small rose broaches from it’s center, putting the larger rose on her head like a cap (mind you she is in Sora’s body, and Shounen Bat wasn’t even trying to hold his laughter back). Lorenia gave the broaches to Vincent, Genkai, and Shonen Bat, “Here you go” smiled Lorenia, but Shounen Bat just stood there –
“I’m not wearing a ******* flower!” –
There came another surge of murder
– and a black ray shot out of Tumble-Stop going through several Emotionless, and hit Lorenia in the back knocking her into Shounen Bat – it popped into a rose – “I’m okay Vincent, ow, I wish they reduced damage just a bit more than that.”
“I don’t get hurt!” said Shounen Bat letting Lorenia lean on him, uncomfortably, “But you
, missy better not mess up Sora’s body!” – Lorenia used this close proximity to shove the rose in Shonen Bat’s mouth – the petals dissolving –
“EAH! ACK BLEH!” Shonen crippled up like he had been poisoned, and a shadow encompassed them all – “Huh?”
“It’s a Shade!” yelled Genkai.
This heartless rivaled Darksides in height, looking like four legged creatures with a giant black cloth completely draped over them merged with the ground – it’s big yellow round eyes looking through Lorenia’s group – it blinked, and Tempest* subsided – “AHH!” – the shadows of everyone stabbed through legs and arms that didn’t move fast enough from behind! –
“Bou – Boruuuuuu!” A stout dragon creature flew in front of Lorenia’s group and let loose what’s known as a Hyperbeam* right into the Shade – the Shade swung itself lazily, and the shadows faded back placidly –
“That’s, one of creatures that Ash brought back with him,” said Vincent –
“Aero!” cried a bird-like rocky pokémon, “Aerodactyl
!” – and knocked a sneaking heartless off the building where Lorenia’s group stood –
“Hey we’ve got extra reinforcements!” Shonen Bat pointed, and Lorenia’s group looked to where his eye was caught, and several alley ways full of Emotionless were getting taken out by another flowing faucet full of –
“Those creatures, they didn’t turn into Emotionless!” said Vincent.
“The pokémon!” added Lorenia happily – A Salamence
joined the Dragonite
before Lorenia’s group and all fired Hyperbeam* at the Shade which sank as if it had been deflated –
“At least they’ll provide some us with relief, we can focus at least on how to cripple this Emotionless into submission,” said Genkai.
A trio just behind the pokémon front led the charge. There were two people (who also didn’t turn into Emotionless), a lady with long red hair in a swift long curve, and young man with short faded blue hair, both dressed in white and black with big red “R” on their chest, and one cat-like pokémon who was waving a, a flag with a…pokeball stitched on it …>>; Really it was a bed sheet with the pokeball painted crudely on.
“CHARGE!” They cried – “OOF!”
“Aw they tripped, oh well,” said Shounen Bat as the stampede of pokémon went right over them.
*Fixed Memory* magic is only resurrection magic,* though Lorenia, *So why hasn’t serious damage been dealt to this thing?* –
The Masters felt another murderous wave
“The arrows are coming back!” yelled Lorenia – the arrows shot, and missed Lorenia’s group, but one hit Dragonite, and it dissolved into ashes –
Lorenia gasped – but her mind took the tragedy for the answer – *Ashes – DUST!* - “Alright,”
growled Lorenia gripping her keyblade, “AGNI*!” – twisting white flames blew from Lorenia’s keyblade and encompassed the arm, the arm twisted, and the flames were extinguished along with a white glittery smoke –
“Star Dust*?! This thing had Star Dust*on it?!”
gasped Genkai, “No wonder we did such ****** damage to it before!”
“Hey take it from me, Star Dust* is in adequate quantities now-a-days in the Black Markets,” said Shounen Bat.
“Well we can hurt it now,”
said Lorenia, and the hand began to retreat into it’s void – “No you don’t! – Stopbregiva*!
The Emotionless sank and froze, but with the white glittery smoke still around it, the magic broke, and it snapped up, quickly snapping each of its fingers in style in a count down –
“Stop it!” –
Vincent shot his gun and Genkai her Rei Gun*, blasting two fingers off – “Northwest Wind*!” – the smoke was blown away, and Shounen Bat leapt up and wacked the hand right on its wrist – the combined attacks putting the Emotionless limp, but the spell had been cast….From the center sky of Tumble-Stop, a big clock appeared in the sky and was paused on 4 minutes catching the Master’s and Deity’s attention in the midst of the melee –
“It’s Death Knell* magic!”
yelled Dendjue –
Nefero jabbed his claws into a Stickerz (a heartless that looks like a demonic porcupine), and dodged a laser attack from Deity North; he and Sephiroth took note of the Death Knell* magic, “****, they ain’t playing!” Deity North took this chance to blast Nefero with another laser – BUSSHU – “OW! Hey, why don’t you do something useful and go dispel that!”
“*Our concern is you,” Deity North growled, “*We Deities are immune to Death Knell**” –
“Well your precious Key and Keyblade Masters are not!” spat Nefero, “Want the Masters to die again?!”
Deity West roared and slammed a part of its crystal body at Nefero toppling a building, but he dodged it –
“Alright, with the Death Knell* up, it looks like we’re all going to die anyway Big Cousin, so let me get something off my chest to you Deities,” Nefero’s posture hardened, the air around him intensified as if he had suddenly turned into a bomb, “I just want to congratulate you Deities for your efforts in the murder of the Anime System’s Keyblade Masters.”
Deity North and West stopped, the ambiance of the fight around them filled their silence.
“I know everything about your relationship with the former Masters, how Seritouge was losing their trust, how y’all wanted to help keep them alert of his plans, but most importantly, what happened to them before they faced me – and even for someone like me, I was pissed! I know how you regret not stopping Seritouge, and the lies he spread about what really
happened with our fight! Sure, you’re even madder at me for doing the deed, but believe me when I tell you that I regret it! I had no choice! They had no choice! I never wanted to fight them as what Seritouge had turned them into; it was a disgrace for such worthy opponents! And if you ******** had stood up to him and not have turned into his dogs at the perfect hour, I’d be standing here with eight lives instead of nine fat ones – and I much rather have done that and had an honorable fight with the only Masters I had enough respect for!”
A huge explosion sounded off from where Ragiel’s group was and a Darkside and Twilight Thorn went down – the Untouchable gave a roar – Deity East jabbed its tail into the ground, and a pillar of light blasted through the crumpled part of the Untouchable’s head – it kept on truckin’ –
“Take a look at that **** over there!” yelled Nefero, “And oh, take a look over there!” – he pointed to Dendjue’s group which was alive with electricity from Deity South all around as seen from far away – Emotionless were sent flying up and getting barbequed – “And over there!” He pointed to Lorenia’s group who was beating the remaining part of Tumble-Stop’s Emotionless into a gunky pulp – “And lets not forget the newest addition to this fight – “and Nefero pointed to the clock in the sky which was still stuck on 4 Minutes. “Do you see what this has turned into because you allowed yourselves to get under Seritouge’s thumb?”
“*What, do you mean….? You think this chaos is our fault? We are trying to disperse it!*”
“Bull****,” spat Nefero, “Look around you!
At least Deity South and East are more mature than you two as they’re taking this chance to make-up for what you all did!”
Another wave of murderous intent
came, and this time the arrows hit targets of the charging pokémon –
“You both know who the real enemy is today, and for once it’s not me. I just came by to check up and see how these Masters were when low and behold – look at what this turned into when y’all added your presence for this idiotic grab for the Key! My god! No wonder Tumble-Stop snapped! Didn’t you know how tipsy Tumble-Stop had been? – And I know I’m not escaping any guilt because my presence hurt it too, and I didn’t leave because of my selfish tendencies of wanting to see how these Masters would do with their first Key brawl, but, meh, it turns out they couldn’t handle the job – and I’d like to see who could against a mad WORLD! But at least I’m tyring to make up for that blip by not running away when I had the chance! Even I have somewhat of a conscience when it comes to cleaning up your mess. So Deity North and West, how are y’all gonna make up for your stupidity? Finish the job by trying to kill me and my Big Cousin, OR, wait now, are y’all going to try and redeem your broken respect for the Masters whom you watched walk as they KNOWINGLY went to their deaths when there was no other way? Today is not a good day, try and savor whatever respect for yourself you can from flaming such a ridiculous
The Deities looked like they still wanted to attack, but they held themselves back….
“And this may sound weird be it coming from me, since I’m like evil and all, but I sincerely feel sorry for Ragiel, Lorenia, Dendjue, Sora, Riku, and Kairi to have been put through this by people that’s supposed to be on their side; I’m a bit jealous this isn’t My Lady’s spectacle. But if y’all are looking for openings as evil doers, I’ll see what I can dig up.”
“The four of you Deities can easily put and end to this fight peacefully,” said Sephiroth, “Two of you are easing the betrayal of the Masters while the both of you can free Tumble-Stop and dispel the Death Knell* magic and the Fixed Memory* magic. Or do you wish to carry out this play?” Nefero and Sephiroth got into their fighting stances, “I guarantee you’ll accomplish a lot less if you chose the latter.”
……Deity North and West looked to one another……With silent understanding, their bodies turned into glowing orbs, and they shot into the ground. Nefero turned to Sephiroth and smiled, “I know what you’re thinking, I should have been a motivational speaker, but you know,” Nefero gave an excited shudder, and his voice darkened, “They can try all they want to save this place, I understand now, this is all meant to be.” He took another side glance at the alleyway with those numbers written on it…The alleyway was crushed, Deity West had smashed into it going after him, *It won’t matter, none of it, hee hee those numbers* -
“6 4 6,” said Sephiroth (Nefero jumped),”I saw them too; odd graffiti art. What do you think the message was?”
Nefero blinked and gave a twisted smile, “A bad day. ‘Before the Seven Siblings, Thantos branded those numbers upon itself, writing in blood and fire – “create whatever laws you may – breed any strength you need – this is my sign – and so what I can be summoned by to burn oceans, break the sky, and drown the lands in corpses”’
– and then the page was torn.”
It sounded more threatening not rhyming.
Sephiroth turned towards Nefero, “This truly is a lucky day for you isn’t it? You find not one, but all three Keyblade Masters assembled, and the location of a Summoning – it’s as if everything is aligning for what is needed - to summon a Gate.”
Nefero’s smile twisted even more, “Luck has nothing to so with it Big Cousin, it is fate. Eros is already on the move, so it was only a matter of time before Thantos would do the same. That Death Knell* magic signifies more than one thing. I may die in the process should Thantos be summoned, but it is a life I am willing to sacrifice just to see the Chrost-Weik Monster with my own eyes.”
Sephiroth smiled, “You’re insane.”
Lugia roared and fired another Areoblast* into the chest of a charging Darkside with Goku’s attack, breaking it in half, shutting it down –
squealed Abiglae riding Lugia’s head – the legend regained itself from the short attack, but the Untouchable (with half a head) rammed its claws through a Twilight Thorn for a chance at the zippy legend –
“Hold on tight!” said Lugia diving out of range just above the vortex – between the legs of another Twilight Thorn and up the side of a Darkside – Deity East wrapped itself around the Untouchable’s arm –
“*Halo!*” a ring of light appeared around the Untouchable’s arm – and closed snapping it off – Deity East simultaneously whipped its ice-blade of a tail at more Emotionless cutting off their limbs as they reached for the speedy Lugia –
“We can’t stop enough for a good attack from everyone!” said Ash –
“I wonder why?!” blurted Faye.
“You all can’t do much anyway till that Shadow Heart comes out!” said Ragiel (still in very pretty yellow), everyone hung on for their lives as Lugia suddenly found itself in front of the Untouchable! – “Holy*!” a pillar of light burst through the Untouchable’s caved chest, Mew let loose a pulse of light from it and opened the hole wider – the Shadow Heart appeared! – Ragiel stood up pointing his keyblade right up in the air with Deity East moving next to him –
he and Deity East cried, and a torrent of light flowed through Deity East in seven rays shinning through it like spotlights – it’s shinning ice body amplifying the light-like magic – then like a drill, it bore its way to the Shadow Heart of the Untouchable – and down it went! But Deity East didn’t stop there, it drilled through a Darkside, Darkside, Twilight Thorn, Darkside, Twilight Thorn, Twilight Thorn, Darkside, and then finally spazzed out back into water, and its large snakey form; Bulma, Chi-Chi, and Ed were, beyond dizzy….
“*Oh, sorry about that,*” said Deity East. The Emotionless dissipated. The void was silent.
“Whew!” Ragiel huffed catching his breath from the tiring magic, “Looks like this void is done.”
“It is a pure portal of Darkness brought up by Tumble-Stop,” said Deity East, “One could make the allusion that this is depth of Tumble-Stop’s hate.”
“That’s a lot of hate,” said Spike as the group looked down, down, down into the void. Ragiel looked at the Death Knell* clock, it had yet to start….
“Deity East, the Death Knell*” –
“*I know Master Ragiel, but fear not. The spell is incomplete, it is just a stopped clock. I can feel my brethren Deity North and West are on their way to break the magic of the Emotionless: Fixed Memory* magic and the Death Knell* - without the Fixed Memory* magic, this Emotionless will be able to be exercised by Deity North and Tumble-Stop should awaken from its madness.*”
Ragiel had his link open to both Lorenia and Dendjue, *Did you catch that guys?*
*No problem, we’ll keep the Emotionless from completing the Death Knell* then,* said Lorenia, *Although I doubt it can do much now.*
*Sounds good buddy,* and Dendjue relayed the message to the scouts and Deity South who confirmed it; their flow of Emotionless thinning out – or not, the ground began to shake –
“Great, what now?!”
rounded an alley corner and blind tackled a Snap-Shot (a heartless that looked like a walking camera) sending it up into the air only to be stomped down by a landing Garchomp
into tiny, tiny bits –
“It’s the pokémon!” said Sailor Jupiter, the stampede finally arrived to their scene!
“Alright gals, looks like we’ve got this fight under control after all,” said Dendjue……..
Missing the gaze of eyes, the clock tripped several seconds, as if something was setting it…Finishing it….. and Deity South and East ran cold sensing the magic shift –
So they’re all ganging up on me
, said Tumble-Stop, And you, you’re half dead now
Avera was on both of his knees, his arms shaking to keep Tumble-Stop’s heart whole; his head slumped down, and his wings, he couldn’t even move them. Avera’s breath ran cold. A red electrical light began to dance around Avera’s legs turning into a red glowing ghost-like cloth that trickled into black fickle fibers…...“Stay away from me,” Avera choked, his wings twitched, and the fickle fibers hissed away, moving towards Tumble-Stop’s heart – Avera couldn’t move!
From afar in the darkness, Deity North and West arrived keeping their orb forms – the black fibers formed into a morbid mouth and bit them back!
You are very silly, I am attacking people and you won’t let me die. It’s because there are people on me. You must feel horrible, if you let go of my heart, everyone will die with me, if you don’t let go, I will kill everyone. You think they can save me? What they have done to me? I have yet to show my deepest anger! I’ll make them pay, I will bury them all with the Key they wanted so much. They will all hear me now! They’ll hear me scream! My voice is emotionless!!
A powerful pulse came from the Emotionless arm, and knocked Lorenia and her group back flat against a building – Genkai crashing through a window! The Flora-aura* was dispelled.
Lorenia pushed herself up, “Guys!” – she felt a short burst of that ever murderous intent
, but it was not arrows this time – the gunky mess of an arm that was left began to shake as if it was having a seizure – it split in two!
– and out emerged completely with the void closing up behind it, was a strange shadowy bulk, that pulsed like flesh with red streaks and dark veins –
“Holy sh-cow, what is that?!” blurted Shonen Bat. The black bulk gave a pulse – and the Death Knell* clock started!
screamed Ragiel –
“*Tumble-Stop finished it!*”
cried Deity East – The murderous intent sang like a wicked song – five seconds were suddenly subtracted from the clock – and Ragiel caught sight of the subtracted time counting down right under them in ghostly numbers– …3…2 – Deity East reached over to Lugia –! BOOM!
Dendjue’s group were blinded by the powerful explosion that threw them all clean across the Central Square and on their backs, the fiery eruption looking like a mini nuclear explosion, the fire intense, the heat suffocating –
“Oh my god!”
Deity South intensified the protective magic around Dendjue’s group and not a moment too soon, as they looked up and saw Lugia falling towards them with the watery body of Deity East covering it – they were too close – ! – BASH!
Lugia crashed into the ground, just missing the group – Deity East splashed out everywhere, knocking Emotionless and pokémon alike back – passengers sprawled out like rag dolls; Reflearo* ended.
Dendjue opened his eyes to a timer above – 3…2…1 – Dendjue flinched, but the numbers froze, and the main Death Knell* clock froze as well….”Deities…..”
The pokémon not injured immediately went to guard the unconscious passengers and Deity South threw up a powerful Thunder Barrier* rendering it motionless around the crash sight.
“Holy **** they just got owned,” said Nefero – and gave a laughter slightly laced with insanity, “Where are the Deities Big Cousin?” Nefero gave a toothy grin – “Come on Big Cousin, let’s go to the void, to the depths of a ravaged mind – the tunnel to the Chrost-Weik!”
Separate Strands: Tumble-Stop’s Voice
Deity East recovered itself up from the ground and turned into drips of healing rain allowing the unconscious to regain themselves. Abigale was helped up by a Chansey
and Sailor Venus; her puppy happily barking. Spike and Faye pushed themselves up, and Ed latched onto them both; Pharaoh was helped up by Sailor Moon; Goku helped Chi-Chi and Bulma up. Lugia stumbled up with the help of several pokémon, and Suicune was helped the same way. Dendjue propped Ragiel to sit up with a protective arm around him, he was coming around just a bit more slowly; his Drive Form with Pikachu ended.
“Thank goodness you’re all okay,” said Sailor Moon.
The smoke from the explosion cleared, and Deity East raised itself, “*Amazing, Bebop is still there. That is an amazing barrier.*”
“Wish we were in there,” mumbled Faye.
Dendjue looked up at Deity South and Deity East, “You all saved us.” Several tears came down from Deity East. “Those are raindrops yes?”
Ash was not helped up by any pokémon, but Pikachu was by his side, “Pikachu…Huh?”
“Well James, it looks like our secret is out,” said a lady-like voice.
“Looks so Jesse,” said a proud (dopey) male voice – Ash pushed himself away and spun around –
“Hi!” they singed –
“Heh heh! Long time no see!” said the cat-like pokémon next to them……..>>;
“Wha, but, ha – how – HOW?!”
“Now’s really not the best time to explain,” said Jessie, “But let’s just say that one of the pokémon you rescued, a Kangaskhan
to be exact, was kind enough to let us hide in its pouch for safety.”
“And it was awfully sticky!” said James.
“But – where – how long have y’all been here!?”
“Not that long, a little while before, um dat kid with the key-swordie came,” said Meowth
, “Pikachu knew our secret because it, eh, spotted us, and shocked us, but we asked for it to not tell.” Ash looked to Pikachu and Pikachu blushed. “We didn’t wanna be a burden on ya, we don’t exactly have a great past being enemies for so long ya know, and you were tryin’ so hard to save what you could of our world – we didn’t want to distract ya.”
“We rooted for you all the way,” said Jesse holding up what was left of their little flag (a rag).
“Pika, pika,” *They’re telling the truth Ash, we may have a bad background together, but we’re from the same world. I had to keep their secret, they were sincere, and they kept their promise to leave you alone.*
From the rain, it was hard to tell if Ash was showing much emotion except surprise from seeing Team Rocket; he wasn’t the only human who made it out afterall, maybe… - Ash frowned, *Why did it have to be Team Rocket?* Okay, so their past still affected Ash a bit, but Team Rocket looked like they were about to start bawling at any moment; the rain stopped.
“Lorenia,” Ragiel coughed, “Where’s Lorenia?” –
Ragiel sprang up – *It’s as good as Cure* magic,* thought Dendjue with his kitten smile.
Lorenia was running over with her group right behind her, knocking whatever Emotionless didn’t get out of her way (most Emotionless had already begun to retreat into their portals). Deity South let down the barrier for them to enter and Lorenia glomped both boys, giving a big hug to Dendjue, and another (with a kiss) to Ragiel……>>;
“Mewtwo? Darkrai? – Mew?
– Deity East!” said Suicune to the watery blanket above, “We’re missing three! Mewtwo, Darkrai, and Mew!”
”*They were not near Lugia, the explosion was too close, but I was able to encompass them each in a Droplet*; I think they flew somewhere over there,*” said Diety East, a water arrow formed and pointed towards Bebop.
Mewtwo, Mew, and Darkrai, in their Droplets*, were flat against the barrier around Bebop….”Ow. This is a very good barrier,” said Darkrai.
“I agree with you,” said Mewtwo….*Suicune,* he said through his Link*, *We’re fine.* The legends began to peel themselves off, the Droplets* dripping away.
The ghostly number one disappeared over Dendjue, and the Death Knell* clock disappeared as well.
“You guys should have seen it, it was freaky!” said Shounen Bat – “The big Emotionless arm got like cut in half, and this big black fleshy thing came out that looked like a heart! The fleshy heart! (he patted his chest) And then, it gave a beat, and started the Death Knell* clocks – and then came this big *** explosion!”
“Yeah, we were there,” said Spike –
“Then the black heart muscled into itself, and disappeared with an icky popping sound!”
Nefero and Sephiroth looked into the void, seeing a thumping, beating bulge of black flesh…. Their breaths became icy, and Nefero could hardly hold back his excitement –
The legends looked down, and their blood ran cold as underneath the bulging mass, a red, red eye opened filling the void. “This void…..” said Darkrai, “Looks the same as the void that ravaged our world.”
“Minus the black gunky flesh,” squeaked Mew.
Nefero’s claws went to his face – “It’s time!”
The black heart gave a profound beat, and Tumble-Stop awoke from its madness to its Emotionless dead before it in a plain of darkness. A red light crawled over the Emotionless and it melted away.
“I’m tired of waiting Tumble-Stop.”
– bursting up from the ground were Deity North and West – in flashing, waning lights and crumpled burned crystal – Deity East reformed into its snakey mold –
“*This can’t be!*”
– Deity South and East were suddenly caught in bubble world barriers – rugged sharp pillars of metal and stone glowing of red stabbed up from the ground – throwing and cutting everyone about, making a cage around the Masters that curved over them like clasping hands – there was a quick burst of magic from one of them – but it was contained – and the ground beneath the Masters collapsed – !
- the ground closed back up as helping hands reached too late – “******!” Shonen Bat turned into a shadow and raced into the ground after them –
Sephiroth leapt down into the void and slashed at the beating Black Heart, the legends fired their attacks along with his, but the bulge only wiggled, and with a pulse, sent Sephiroth back – it fired black arrows in all directions – Sephiroth and Nefero slipped in their dark portals to a safe distance. Darkrai shielded Mewtwo and Mew against the barrier, turning them into shadows – and they passed through to safety – but Darkrai didn’t.
“Ah, ha ha, it’s been so long since last I’ve walked. Time went by so easily, but then when those numbers were written, each minute was like an eternity of anticipation – I thought someone finally discovered how to summon me!”
“Come on!” yelled Mewtwo, “What are you – ?”
A wind from below blew the ashes of Darkrai away.
The red light flooded Tumble-Stop’s consciousness replaying its betrayal over and over – all those people – all of them!
No! No! I didn’t do that! I never would have! I love them! I love them!
But the red light forcefully opened Tumble-Stop’s mind to the truth, and the voice, continued,
“But no, however at least she knew part of my hidden ritual. Of all the places for my number to get written – it was too perfect – your mental stability was a text-book chapter of people who ultimately walk my path, and my loyal follower had unknowingly already donated her blood, the blood of a murderer, for the ritual of my summoning. Did you know that Tumble-Stop? Did you know what your present all those years ago really was?”
My, my present…..?
“You loved it so! You did as she asked, you never let it wipe away, when only someone with some soap and a brush could have ended this massacre from the start!”
No – !
Tumble-Stop was beside itself, Ahhugh! – OH NO, NO! – you’re – !
“To activate my summon, you need the proper blood of a murder, and the proper blood of an innocent dropped on my numbers, but according to the game, I couldn’t tell her this, but I didn’t give up hope. And then the stars aligned. New Keyblade Masters arrived – fresh blood! And my opportunity to activate my summon was set in motion when your darkened heart had spawned an Emotionless. Then I knew, your mentality was at its brink, but I needed more from you – your heart still held on to your inhabitants, your trustees. And I began to think….How can I play this into my hands? I have but limited movement in the physical realm without being summoned, but it was movement enough. Your Emotionless finally emerged to confront a young Keyblade Master, and was defeated. The wild Emotionless wanted power, so they merely learned how to use Fixed Memory* magic. It was up to them on who they wanted to revive.”
Avera opened his eyes, and found himself on the ground away from Tumble-Stop’s heart, broken into four pieces, but surrounded by red and black cloth with red electrical light.
“My beautiful Riders, they wanted that Master so much, it was up to them on where they should beckon for him. A Key was born, and it was up to it where it should go. Your Emotionless, the confrontation of the Riders, and now the fight for the Key – all of it was to drive your heart to me!”
“I have your body now Tumble-Stop, you have become so wicked, I could officially seep into you as the game rules allow, and now I think I shall take a walk.”
The ground burst up near the alley the young Lady stopped by so long ago, and Ragiel, Lorenia, and Dendjue had their arms (hands forever gripped with their blades), and legs caught in rock as they were held spread eagle on rubble pillars – Shounen Bat arrived with them – “Hang on!” –
“Oh no, you will just get in the way”
– and a world barrier was sprung up around them – pushing Shonen Bat back –
Sephiroth wasted no time and used his portal to reach Shounen Bat; Nefero was left on his back laughing maniacally, “It tickles! It tickles! It tickles! HA HA HA HAHAAAA!”
Sephiroth arrived on the scene in time to see electricity, red electricity, from the world barrier zap the Masters senseless – their screams sent as if on speaker to all of Tumble-Stop – the torture stopping only when Sephiroth stabbed Masamune into the barrier, the electricity redirecting to him, taking it while trying to push his weapon through.
“Come on! Come on!” Shounen Bat cheered – a black blur ran by him slicing open his side – and Sephiroth turned around to grab the throat ending in gaping teeth of Nefero, but Nefero used his momentum and lunged forward – biting right into Sephiroth’s side, and shook his head wildly; Shounen Bat tried to get in there and help as his side closed up (despite what reasoning told him) but Nefero, through his mouth cast –
and blew Shounen Bat back; Sephiroth’s focus was forced off of the Masters –
“Now, with that taken care of, let’s see…..”
emerging up from the rubble on a black rusted metal pole was a perfect slab of rock with the numbers of the Chrost-Weik, 6 4 6; it was held up to the Masters, barely conscious; another metal pole rose up from rubble with a blade of glass attached roughly to the end in crushed metal; the pole with the glass began to sway, then shifted to each Master in the increments of a word from a rhyme: “Eenie, meenie, minie, moe, catch, a, tiger, by, the, toe, if, he, hollers, let, him, go, eenie, meeni, minie –”
the glass sliced open all three Masters on their ne –
screamed Shounen Bat – the Masters slumped down; their Keyblades disappearing…
“Ooh such good flows, lets try you,”
the numbers were placed under Sora’s body, no reaction, “Okay now you,”
the numbers were placed under Riku’s body, no reaction, “Then that leaves”
A shuriken was tossed, and shattered the rubble piece of the numbers –
Nefero and Shonen Bat’s mouths dropped, and Sephiroth spotted a man in a white cloak inside the world barrier – “He has a Light Cloak!” Nefero and Shonen Bat cried; the world barrier was dropped; Sephiroth slashed the shocked Nefero back –
Their wounds closed, their bodies healed, and the Master’s eyes snapped open. Sora, Riku, and Kairi were back in mind discovering their new position, which was more than a shock (crappy reunion if I say so) no words could come out! – Kairi saw red all over her front, a glass blade across from her, and then Nefero barred his smiling dripping teeth at her – she fainted……47…46…45…
Sora and Riku’s viens burned with adrenaline upon seeing Nefero – *YOU!*
and something deep within them both aligned – a twin bolt unlike any other Thunder* magic struck the ground where Nefero once was, the bolt still close enough to singe his fur –
*Holy* Elemental magic?! Them!?*
- “Hey – you guys just sit tight!” yelled Shonen Bat –
“SIT TIGHT?! GET US OUT!”
Sora and Riku called their blades, however with their bodies still bound, that’s about all they could do as they tried to rip themselves out – their strength suddenly left them – and they slumped down again, blades barely in hand –
“Dammit I told y’all to sit tight!”
The bolts were little deterrence to Nefero’s target – “*******!” Nefero roared and lunged at the man in the Light Cloak, but Sephiroth stuck his sword right through Nefero’s neck – the man threw another shuriken into Nefero’s forehead – and Sephiroth swung Nefero with Masamune through the side of building. Nefero coughed, growling and snarling from the hole, he leapt out and scratched the shuriken off like a child.
A wave of murderous intent
, like none felt before, filled all of Tumble-Stop. Mewtwo and Mew on the other side of the Bebop barrier saw the beating black flesh pulse faster and faster –
Avera tried to push himself up, but he was spent. Tumble-Stop’s heart was being forcefully held together in the grip of the Chrost-Weik……He felt a hand touch the side of his face, and stroke his hair, “Thank-you Mr.Seraph for trying to keep me alive, but, I’m afraid I can’t be saved, and don’t worry, everyone will be fine, I promise.” Avera’s eyes blurred, and he saw a ghostly figure walk towards Tumble-Stop’s heart… - it took up a feather which turned into odd rod light, a great beastly shadow behind it….
“YOU DESPICABLE HUMANS I WILL PUNISH YOUR ACTIONS USING THEIR BODIES AS MORTAR FOR YOUR GRAVES!”
– a tomb of rubble rose all around Sora, Riku, and Kairi – !
The rod of light was jabbed through Tumble-Stop’s heart and it shattered – the black beating flesh exploded – the tomb of rubble crumbled – and a breathless gasp hissed throughout the town…..The pillars holding Sora, Riku, and Kairi – crumbled – Sora and Riku landed on their knees, and caught Kairi, both looking up in time to see –
– Shounen Bat had raced over, placed his hands on the Master’s head while casting the magic – and both Masters were now frozen, face forward; minds blank. “Whew…that, was close,” he said through a nervous smile, “They still have their Protections*.”
Nefero glared, and slunked away into an alleyway, *You always ruin my fun*, Nefero spat through his Link* to Sephiroth.
An empty wind blew throughout Tumble-Stop. The void before Bebop closed, and the sky, looked strangely glossy, as how eyes would look as dead……
Deity South and Deity East were released from the bubble world barriers. The first person Deity South saw was Bulma grasping her chest, shaking. When Tumble-Stop was free of its madness, a door was opened between its heart, and its inhabitants’ like a welcoming wave; they heard everything between it, and the Chrost-Weik…….Everything.
Sephiroth slipped into his portal –
“Hey, where are you going?!” said Shonen Bat, and about two seconds later, Sephiroth slipped back out with Avera unconscious over his shoulder.
“Tumble-Stop’s heart is shattered.”
Shonen Bat jumped, but, “Then, why isn’t everything, I don’t know, not collapsing into oblivion?”
Sephiroth inhaled, “Just as the Chrost-Weik can seep into someone who does a profoundly wicked act, Yahena, can enter someone who does an incredible noble act; Tumble-Stop killed itself to prevent Thantos from being summoned, and saved us all.”
(*Blink*) “That one act was all it took?” said Shounen Bat (obviously missing the impact of the situation), “I guess it was a big act, but still, Tumble-Stop murdered all those other people that trusted their lives to it by living here.”
“It was an act enough,” said Sephiroth, “I wouldn’t think Yahena would want Thantos running around, however the choice Tumble-Stop made was pure. It realized what had become of it and made that choice to save the survivors left.”
Shounen Bat eyes looked away, and he rubbed his chest a little.
…..“Nothing….All the people I dealt with before, they all wanted a way out, but Tumble-Stop….Aside from it being a world and all, wanted to do its own revenge, and its own redemption. Those people never asked for help. Maybe that was Tumble-Stop’s problem too.”
“It never had to. ‘Help’ was always given to it because Tumble-Stop was thought incompetent of taking care itself. The final two acts of its life, though on extreme ends of the Natures, were acts of Tumble-Stop and Tumble-Stop alone.”
The man in the Light Cloak walked over to the Masters, “How long do you plan on keeping them like this?”
“Until they’re far away from one another,” said Sephiroth, “Their Protections* are on the verge of becoming void if acknowledged contact is kept any further.”
“They don’t look comfortable,” said the man waving his hand in front of the unresponsive faces.
“Fine then,” said Shonen Bat, he tapped the side of his bat to his head, and the Masters fell down, Sora and Riku’s eyes closing and the man in the Light Cloak caught the bunch.
A portal of red and light appeared next to the cloaked man, and Isetzue stepped out catching the sight of them passed out and red down all their fronts –
“Izzy,” said Sephiroth, “They’re fine.”
“Hey Sephiroth,” said Shonen Bat remembering the scary kill stroke of the glass, ”I thought you said if Sora died, I’d dissapear!”
“Sora didn’t die, Lorenia did, again.”
“Oh, that sucks,” said Shounen Bat lightly.
Sephiroth made a gathering hand gesture and the red gathered off their clothes and sucked itself into disappearance –
The man in the Light Cloak watched the magic – then spotted someone rounding a corner of rubble – a Pidgeot
flew over, “Piiiiiigeooooo!”
“They’re over here!” yelled Spike spotting the group, and the collected group with the surviving pokémon raced towards them,
“Kinda late,” Shounen Bat mocked.
Mewtwo and Mew were still by Bebop.
SONG: YouTube - LOST - Life And Death
(Just let it play T.T)
A strange feeling spread throughout all of Tumble-Stop…..The light feeling of an intense mature realization, gentle, but mature…..
“Everyone…..Everyone can you hear me?”
Everything was still, everyone was still……….Bulma stepped up, “Tum, Tumble-Stop….?” The air was turning cold.
….“Everyone, I am so, so, sorry, for everything, I put you through.”….
“Bring Darkrai back!”
yelled Mewtwo, his eyes blurry; Mew dripped thick tears from its face bending its ears down in agony.
“You didn’t know what you were doing!” shouted Serena; lie of comfort. “The Chrost-Weik’s confession to you went through all our hearts! We all felt it!”
The feeling wavered heavily – “You’re wrong… this is what is right. It’s over, my time is up; you’re all safe now, that much I can offer to you all.”
“Bring them back…”
Mewtwo’s voice was barely above a whisper as he tried to hold his emotions in; they leaked through his eyes –
“You were our home!”
Bulma cried; lies of comfort. The pokémon wailed with her.
“I am not a home. I’m just Tumble-Stop. Just a stepping stone, towards, your path
There was a silent heartbeat that tickled everyone’s heart. Mewtwo bent over….”Where is home?”
Oh the bond between a world and its inhabitants is so sacred…..yet so feeble.
The man in the Light Cloak looked at the Master’s faces as they slept, and through their sleep, were tears…..
“At least I can still say, my deepest wish, is for all of you to return to your true homes, somehow, I believe all of you can do it, just believe, that there is a way. I am no one to grieve over, but use me as an example; don’t you ever give into despair or anger, or hatred –“
A light appeared underneath everyone.
“This is my gift to you people for putting up with me. This is my….”
The feeling was gone. The sky became dark.
“Tumble-Stop – !” the light teleported them all away……
“My Master, you are safe.”
Sora snapped awake, he was aboard Bebop, surrounded by all his friends plus Abigale and her puppy, and the man in the Light Cloak with his hood down (although his face was still covered by a tight navy-blue mask that reached down his neck, and his forehead protector with a type of leaf symbol was slouched over his left eye).Team Rocket was an added surprise in a corner; Sephiroth was by Sora, and a whole lotta pokémon flooded everywhere else. But Isetzue, Avera, Riku, Kairi, and Ein, and….Darkrai were absent.
Ed popped up and looked deep into his eyes, (*blink*), “Sora? They were all saying you were possessed or something – ”
“It’s me Ed” – GLOMP – “Oof!”
“Before you start,” said Sephiroth to Sora, “Riku and Kairi are away, and alright.” Sora blinked letting that sink in and Sephiroth turned to Vincent and Genkai; Vincent using himself as more of a barrier, “The memories from his time as Lorenia will come back soon enough. If it is any consolation, the sacrifice the Anime Masters left this time is actually useful.” Consolation? That was more like a taunt really, and before tensions broke, Sephiroth slipped away into his portal.
“Thank-you for hearing him out,” Shounen Bat mustered up from his gut (really it was more like a stand off), “Everything he said and before was true, the proof is Sora right here when he gets those memories back; there should be a few Easter eggs in there, but there’s a funeral right now I think you wanna attend.”
Shounen Bat pointed his bent bat to the windows, and an Arcanine
whined looking through them. Attention was turned outside; reluctantly.
Sora went up to the windows with everyone else, and saw the body of Tumble-Stop slowly breaking down….Tumble-Stop’s body kept chiseling away into broken bits….and finally became as dust among the stars. The silence was never broken, until, Sora’s hands began to sink down the window…Ed leaned her head up against him, stabilizing him, and Sora let his head thud against the glass. Then, like clock work with Sephiroth’s prediction, Sora’s hand went to the side of his head – he felt like he was floating, and the memories were flooding back, memories through Lorenia’s possession; laced with sadness. He stepped in place, disoriented, but Shounen Bat grabbed the back of his clothes. “Let it all come back, this is important.” Shounen Bat turned to Vincent and Genkai, “Interrogate him now if you want.” But Shounen Bat’s offer was ignored.
Sora’s heart ached so much from a million different reasons; it hurt…His hands couldn’t grab the glass...One more reason was added as he heard Ed sniffing sadly behind him,
“Ein,” she managed to say.
walked up to them both and opened its mouth, and out popped –“EIN!”
“Where have you been?!”
There was something in Ein’s mouth, a folded piece of paper; Abigale’s puppy barked.
“Oh! That’s the thing that my puppy told Ein to go get,” said Abigale, “He’s sorry, he thought it was a good idea at the time.”
Ed took the paper and unfolded it, “It’s a picture” – Bulma gasped, and Ed handed it to her.
Bulma took one look at the picture and froze, with her hand traveling over mouth.
The picture was crooked, it contained her, Goku, Chi-Chi, Vincent, the Scouts, a blushing Yugi, and a ticked off Genkai and Ash glaring with one another with Pikachu trying to calm them down. They were in front of Lookout Tower; in the corner of the picture was a blurry finger.
“What is that picture of?” asked Ed; Bulma couldn’t speak, so Vincent did.
“This little boy, said the searchers should have a picture of themselves in case one of them went missing so he could put it on the Calling Wall for everyone to go look for them. We were all close by, Chi-Chi had dropped by from Tokieo Town, so she stepped in, and Serena dragged in Yugi who so happened to be walking by, and we just took a group photo for him. This was near the anniversary when, when the Lookout Tower was established, so Bulma requested a copy, and sent it to Tokieo Town” –
“With the message,” Bulma forced herself to say as her eyes burned, “We love it here….”
At the time, it was a joke, but now those words held so much more sentiment…..
Bulma gave a big sigh and quickly handed the picture to Goku; she couldn’t hold it anymore, it burned, but Goku gave it back to her with his hand holding hers and the photo softly together; Chi-Chi put her hand over Goku’s, then came Genkai’s hand, Vincent’s, Ash’s, Pikachu’s little paw, Yugi’s, Sora’s, Ed’s (finger), and finally Serena represented the scouts. The last piece of Tumble-Stop embraced by them all.
Sora heard Donald and Goofy in his head, “All for one and one for all!” He smiled.
SONG: YouTube - Beauty and the Beast Music Video - Falling Slowly
Abigale waved to the empty sky, “Bye bye Tumble-Stop, we’ll remember. No matter how long it was your life touched us, we’ll uphold your wish and remember as what you were made into, and what you really became when you saved us.”
The empty sky was silent; only innocent stars twinkled back.
I don’t know you, but I want you, all the more for that….
Shounen Bat pursed his lips, *They don’t even realize….*
Words fall through me, and always fool me, and I can’t react…
I know how to play the game too Thantos….
And games that never amount to more than they’re meant, will play themselves, out…
The engines of Bebop revved up; turns out the password was of the new programs, a programmed safety response when the ship didn’t sense anyone capable of running it….
“Run that by me again Bulma,” said Jet.
Take this sinking boat, and point it home –
We’ve still got ti~me
Raise your hopeful voice, you have a choice,
You’ve make it no~w….
Sephiroth placed the unconscious Avera in a white bed.
Falling slowly, eyes that know me, and I can’t go back…
Riku awoke to Isetzue’s observant gaze.
Moods that take me, and erase me, and I’m painted black…
Kairi awoke upon soft wet grass.
Well you have suffered enough, and warred with yourself, it’s time that you, won –
“Where are we going?” asked Ed.
Jet and Bulma pointed to a new world on the System Map.
Take this sinking boat, and point it home –
We’ve still got ti~me
Raise your hopeful voice, you have a choice,
You’ve made it no~w
“Onwards!” piped Ed.
Falling slowly – sing your melody –
I’ll sing it lou~d –
“So, you’re the Key,” said Genkai to Abigale, “At least that’s what Sephiroth told us.”
Abigale blinked; her puppy barked.
“I know who you were before,” said Genkai, “And you’ll be protected with our lives.” Vincent walked up and nodded.
Abigale gave a little laugh, “I try to protect you too,” she winked. “There are many dangers out there, some closer than you think.”
“I know,” said Genkai; she wanted to find out from Sora if a certain memory was left by Lorenia...
From afar in Hollow Castle, Nefero walked into the room where his Missus and South Light were; South Light ran up and hugged him, and he nudged her back.
A place for everyone, and everyone in their place, no more bumping and tumbling and falling, the path is set as sound as sand; the only thing firm is the people upon it, and where they intend to go. Separate strands all stroked in the same direction.
The beautiful winged beast flew in a starry form underneath and over Bebop.
Augh, I know these deaths were dealt with so coldly, but given the situation, >_<, grr I think I walked on ice the whole way…..Sorry.
Grr! What took so long was that I had written like a billion drafts of this story…..So yeah……I thought that would help, but it only made the process go slower >>; And I didn’t want another mess up like how I did with the Confrontation of the Riders…..Tropical Storm Edouard gave me a day off from Summer Session so I was able to get a lot done on the chappie. It brushed past where I live, which was fun <- sarcasm. The news reporters are so silly sometimes in trying to play up a storm – one even put his microphone to his umbrella and said “Listen to the rain pound.”…. It was sprinkling.
And so ends Chapter 28! *Dies*
Do y’all feel sorry for Tumble-Stop? It’s the first tragic character to take the scene….It’s story was practically shoved down y’all throats though >>; Sorry.
Also I know Darkrai’s death was kind of overlooked, sorry about that too, and the Anime Masters, well what can I say?….And yes, I might as well say it now since I didn’t in the story, but if I drew this in manga form you would know with his hood down – okay, the guy in the Light Cloak, that is Kakashi!
Thanks for reading guys –
Peace and Cloverfield!
“Ash, death, is a *****” – Pikachu in AMV Hell 3 (I think…could be 4)