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“No one’s was specking to you Ozaskger.” Riowner finally spoke, this knocked Ozaskger from listening to the strange voice inside her head. She then remembered her vision when she was back at Tetris City, a double of her saving her and the spark of light...
“Ozaskger, will you stop messing around. What’s wrong?” Kayleigh asked and she looked up to Kayleigh and Riowner. She shakes her head and smiles at them like everything was fine, she didn’t want them thinking she was going mad by hearing voices. Kayleigh and Riowner looked at each other, both with suspicion on Ozaskger. Riowner set his attention on the staring boys of Sparker and David and shook them out of the contest, they were setting off again. This time; to a piece of a canyon what they call, Tempest Canyon. Not knowing someone is waiting, for revenge on a certain person.
It wasn’t a long walk but took them all morning to reach Tempest Canyon. As they looked onward, it felt they were standing inside the canyon with an open space, with the canyon walls surrounding them. In the centre of the wide space was an old building, five stair wells let to the raised circle. Two posts at each top of the stair wells; it was the hidden temple of Tempest Canyon. As the five drew closer to the temple, a ball of dark energy like David’s came raining from a side. They looked up to where it came from; above them was someone in an insect costume with two red eyes like a fly and two antae behind them. His arms crossed in front of them, they had been expecting the five to come. Their eyes went straight onto Ozaskger like they knew her since she was born.
“So this is the ‘Main Five’ then, five little kids out to kill themselves. Shame you won’t last long to see my reign.” They sounded like a man, but Sparker thought he was just like Magnent, completely pathetic. “Name’s Midnight, remember it well if you survive my wrath.” He slowly hovered down to the ground but then made a sudden strike towards them.
Galax Star in her marshy green clothing had slowly waked up in a misty world. She slowly got back onto her feet and looked around. Even mist on the ground was hard to see where she stepping into. Onward was more mist was on the horizon, as she ran forward for ten minutes, she found herself back where she had started. Suddenly she stopped; a single rock with a sword was stood before her, she slowly approach with caution. She then felt her arm rise up and reached out for the sword, she was confused on what was happening. Her hand gripped the handle of the stiff sword and pulled upwards. The sword became loose and slipped out easily and then disappeared. She quickly looked to her side; the sword had reappeared on the side of her belt. Galax then looked at her hands; both of them were fading away from sight. Her arms started fading, then her legs and her body vanished and she no longer saw the misty world. Galax found herself in the air looking down at a canyon; a fight was going on in a wide space.
Down below, Riowner called upon plant vines from the ground and headed for Midnight. Midnight held his palm up in front of the vines, the vines turned away and headed for Riowner.
“Your not the only one who uses earth powers you little brat.” Midnight laughed as the live vines forced Riowner off his feet. He turned to the side to see Kayleigh; he pushed his palm into air which created a seismic wave that knocked Kayleigh off balance. Midnight suddenly jumped backward to find Sparker strike air in front of him and used a powerful punch into his stomach. “Novice!” Midnight shouted and turned to his left to find David in front of Ozaskger. David’s sword held before him and with caution.
“Ozaskger run!” David shouted behind him to Ozaskger, she nodded and ran to the side near the canyon wall. Midnight again used a sudden strike towards him; David was prepared for that attack. Under Midnight’s helmet, an evil grin was formed when he noticed David stiffen his grip. Midnight suddenly stopped and pulled back his arm and threw it in front of him palm first. A blast of dark electricity can from his palm and headed for the surprised David. The dark electricity blasted him back and hit a pile rock on the ground, it made him a bit unconscious.
“Four down and one to go,” Midnight turned and looked at Ozaskger with her back against the wall. The terror on her face showed she believed it was the end for her. Midnight had walked closer towards her and stopped before her, only four metres away from her. “Seeing you reminded me of someone in particular, shame they can’t save you.” He gave a sign of shock and looked up, above a bright tiny spark fell from the sky and stopped in front of Ozaskger. He carefully scanned the spark and gained such horror. “No!” He shouted in disbelieve. The tiny spark moved towards Ozaskger’s point of where her heart was, as it touched her watery blue clothes; the spark grew around her until she was covered in light. The light grew an inch higher and started to fade. In Ozaskger’s place in marshy green clothing and still with brown long hair, was Galax Star. “It can’t be; you were destroyed in 'The Collide'!” He kept thinking it was a nightmare and he was still in a dream.
“I’m real; and here to finish you, once and for all.” Galax jumped high into the air above Midnight and placed her hand to her side, she then magically drew out a blue handled sword. The other four looked up in amazement, and scrambled to their feet in excitement. High above, Galax pointed the sword directly downwards with her arm positioned down across her body. Her other arm was upwards across her body which covered part of her white face, Sparker gasped in wonder when she stopped in mid air half way up the cliff with that pose.
“The Water Guardian, they’ve been revealed. It was Ozaskger all along, just needed some help.” Sparker whispered; Galax removed the pose as she came down for Midnight, he fired three blasts and Galax shifted side to side dodging them. As her feet hit the ground, her sword also struck the ground like rocks crashing. A straight crack from the sword headed for Midnight’s feet and the ground shook violently. Gushing through the crack was a mighty force of water pushing Midnight off his feet and into the air.
“It’s more like the rock sword, if there was one.” David spoke, joining Sparker at his side and sniggering to himself. As they watched Galax slowly stand properly, she turned to them both, their sniggering stopped.
“We need to work together if we want to defeat Midnight, that temple has a sealing spell. It’s the only way to gain new element powers; all it needs is for someone to be sealed inside!” Galax shouted but quickly turned to look in front of her to find Midnight doing an airborne charge. He was getting angrier.
“That will be you Galax Star! You’ve interfered with my plans for the last time!” He shouted; Galax just jumped into the crack with all the water remaining. Midnight quickly landed on his feet to where Galax had stood. Turning and looked around, Sparker and David have gone to retrieve Kayleigh and Riowner; then headed towards the temple. Midnight then looked down into the crack and the flowing water; suddenly the water started a whirlpool and cause water to rise up. Midnight gazed at the centre of the surfaced whirlpool but was caught off guard from watching the others. Two strings in white and black lightning spun around Midnight’s wrists and pulled him into the air. He watched the whirlpool break up and disappear, turning towards the temple down below, all five were helping pull him down.
Re: Virtual Reality Series
At the centre of the temple was a marked circle containing smaller ones and five medium sized which each of the warriors was standing in. Riowner stood on green coloured circle; on his left in a black circle was David with the string of black electricity. Kayleigh was next to him in the circle, standing in a red circle like she was standing on fire. Sparker with his sandy electric clothes; stood holding his sword with the white lightning string that held tight on Midnight’s wrist; inside a circle of yellow. Beside him and on Riowner’s right was Galax, she was quite the odd one out since her marshy green stood on watery blue. She looked to him and saw his puzzlement but then she realised, Galax closed her eyes and concentrated; her marshy green clothes glowed dimly and changed shape slightly. The glow left and instead of marsh colours, it had turned into Ozaskger’s watery blue clothes; Galax nodded to Riowner to agree that it was strange. Still that diversion she made, it fooled me as well as Midnight. After she dived in, she secretly exited the water to join us here. Riowner thought to himself and kept his attention back on Midnight. He has now been pulled into the centre of the circle; all five set themselves into guardian positions, David’s was a reflection to Sparker’s position; the same with Kayleigh’s to Galax’s position. The five swords crashed into the centre of each coloured circle by tip, each circle lit up and light covered the markings. Five streaks of light from each circle headed for the centre circle where Midnight stood, a beam surrounded him and becoming a bright white. It was impossible to even see Midnight or hear any cries from his mouth. The white beam narrowed ever so quickly and disappeared, Midnight was gone. All five released their grips on their swords and left them.
“As long as the main five swords are in place and we don’t remove them, Midnight is trapped inside the temple.” David explained to the others, all five turned to each staircase and climbed down them. “Now we just need something to store our new element power since it will be unstable without the element swords.” He continued and turned to gathered four with him. Galax stepped forward and nodded, she then turned back to the others.
“We need to rest back at the hotel that isn’t far from here.” She explained; Riowner had checked with her that because of the bonded powers now, using their fresh energy will help them return to the hotel without wearing themselves out. Galax turned and headed out of the canyon, David, Sparker, Riowner and Kayleigh followed. As they walked on; from the top of the canyon walls stood a girl in fire like clothes, a coiled whip was held on the side of her belt. She had very dark long hair that flew in the breeze of the wind. Quickly she turned and ran across the canyon tops.
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Next day and the main five had a long sleep from the reserve energy they had for getting back to the hotel. Inside the café it wasn’t very crowded at all; only three customers were sat down. Sparker pushed the door to enter the café first, Riowner, David and Kayleigh followed him. Last inside was Galax, she was thinking about what happened on Cube she had left behind somehow. In the corner of her eye were two customers sat opposite each other, both had old clothing like scavengers. She walked on past an empty table but suddenly stopped frozen by the next table. In front of her Kayleigh and David had already sat themselves down while Sparker and Riowner were stood looking at her. They had also seen the third customer that was sat down, Galax was standing right by them. Galax turned to look at them and stared in shock.
“Don’t be surprised, these things can happen you know Galax.” It was Tantrum, she was sat there drinking a cup of tea and never turned to look at Galax. “Did you expect that you wouldn’t see me again?” She placed her cup back onto the small plate and finally looked at her. Sparker and Riowner rushed towards Galax and Tantrum and came to a halt by the table behind Tantrum. She stood up and left the table and the café, leaving a hidden note under the small plate. Galax turned and watched her leave and then turned back to Sparker and Riowner.
“We’ve met her at our homeland of Tetris City; she was summoned to be princess Ozaskger’s bodyguard. She comes from planet Sarin, a far planet from here; she’s quite weird. I think she has mind reading powers or power of future sight, or both.” Sparker explained and Riowner nodded in agreement. Mind reading, future sight, she might have past sight as well. Galax thought but suddenly sensed something was wrong outside. She turned to nearest window, rushing through her mind was Ozaskger’s memory of seeing a boy with glasses on. Outside was the same boy with his protecting servant, a misty spirit of a dragon roared before them. That’s Midnight’s youngest son Lewis! Galax thought and rushed out of the café towards the evil spirit. Young Lewis looked up from behind his protector to see Galax heading for the spirit. It turned around to see her, quickly it took off into the air and disappeared. The others of the main five rushed out to join her, Lewis and his servant. Galax’s memory flashed inside her head of a newspaper her friend Rosie told her about. Joey, Lewis’ servant and friend; But what was that thing that was after Lewis. Galax thought but Joey introduced them selves.
“I am Joseph, and this Lewis Starfoot. Thank you for scaring that spirit away from Lewis.” All except Galax were shocked and thought they heard wrong. Joseph continued. “That spirit used to be our pet guardian, to scare any evil spirits but after an accident Lewis’ father had. That spirit now works to find Lewis and return him back to him.” Joseph bowed his head in shame, “We’ve heard you’ve sealed Midnight away but now we don’t know who that spirit is working for now. It would really only listen to anyone in Lewis’ family but some believe that he’s the only Starfoot remaining now.” Galax was thinking about what he said, [Tantrum] and Crimson don’t look alike so what Joseph would be true. What about Navy? What if he’s alive somewhere with Crimson? She didn’t know what to think, but then she looked at Sparker. He could sense Galax’s confusion easily; he just shrugged his shoulders as he didn’t know the answer to her confusion.
“We need to move on to the next town, we got a letter from Pinpin that she, Pinpon and Pequra will meet us Taran City. They want to show us something there.” Riowner mentioned to Sparker, he looked at him realising that they didn’t have much time to waste. “We need to get there fast before something terrible might happen.” Galax turned slightly to them, she remembered a twister that lives in space; Tornado Spacer could land anytime.
Re: Virtual Reality Series
Two days after equipping themselves with food supplies and with spheres of colours which were known energy spheres. Rope just in case of anything they needed to get out of like fissures or crossing wide canyons with difficulty. Sparker and Riowner argued of what was the point bringing Lewis and Joseph with them, because of a lose spirit they wouldn’t be safe. Galax told them they could come but stay at the next town. Kayleigh thought of bringing a first aid kit for any injuries since deadly creatures roamed further onward. Now they had camped out for the night because of Lewis’ tiredness and twigs around an old forest were fine for a fire.
It turned dark, Kayleigh’s fire magic was just enough to light the small branches for warmth. David had brought blankets for each of them to use, but Galax let Lewis use hers as a comfortable mattress. Joseph slept by Lewis to company him in his dreams, Kayleigh was exhausted and set up her covers by a single palm tree beside David. Riowner was only resting his eyes on his covers; Sparker was kneeing beside fire and keeping it from going out. He looked up in front of him to see Galax sitting on a nearby rock in the ground. Galax was looking at small stones in the ground; they were arranged into an arrow pointing towards her left. It was a reminder on which way they going. Sparker turned to his brother, Riowner had just sat up to replace Sparker’s position with his. Both of them switched places and Sparker fell asleep. Riowner watched him dream, and then turned to join Galax watching the night.
“So, it’s quiet... it feels boring.” Riowner mentioned to her, he felt a fuzzy feeling inside for Galax. Riowner then noticed she was in watery blue and slightly smaller, Galax was now looking like Ozaskger. She was quite shocked about what happened to her. She remembered the glowing spark enter her body and flowing through her. A dim glow surrounded her and now back in marshy green, she suddenly looked up to the plains. Through her head was a sense of warning spinning around.
“Too quiet... something’s watching us.” Galax spoke quietly and looked at Riowner. He was surprised and he looked carefully toward the plains. Riowner looked back at Galax standing up, still staring at him. In the far distance from them, a stealth mode creature had realised it just kicked a tiny stone a small distance. Back at the fire Galax listened to the far plains without taking her eyes off Riowner. The tiny stone hit the ground; her eyes looked at the corner of her eye. Riowner noticed this and shared her stare towards the wasteland. “It’s there all right... it’s spying on us.” She spoke again.
“I’ll see to it. You keep watch for anything else.” Riowner replied and ran off into the darkness. Galax reached out to him to stop but he had gone. She dropped her arm down and suddenly had a reminder of her terrible past.
Return to me, you can’t run forever, Galax Night Star.
A sudden chill trickled down her spine, the creeping voice inside her was now gloating. It was someone she knew but it wasn’t Midnight [or Tantrum], the voice’s energy was far worse than both put together.
Riowner stopped running and looked around; darkness was everywhere he looked except a small light from far away fire. He reached to his side and felt for his sword, he forgot it was back at the temple that sealed Midnight. A crackle sound was produced in the night; something is around where he stood. He stood cautiously as the crackles grew louder. It was moments until Riowner saw the shadow of the creature [think about what Sonic looks like but brown]; it suddenly jumped away from his sight and bashed Riowner’s back by feet. Riowner was about to fall face first onto the ground until his fall turned into a somersault. He scrambled back to his feet and searched for his attacker. It was all dark to see, Riowner took surprise attacks from all around him. It was an ambush!
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Galax had changed to Ozaskger; she was with David watching the sun rise from the horizon. She remembered Riowner hadn’t returned until they looked across the golden wasteland, Riowner was limping back to the camping site they set up. Ozaskger and David looked at each other in shock and ran towards Riowner. Sparker began moaning because of two voices he could hear from Ozaskger and David.
“Rio what happened?” Ozaskger asked.
“Who did this?” David also asked. But the only reply was Riowner’s moan of pain; he could barely stand up because of being all night fighting mysterious creatures, or was it just one. Sparker opened his eyes to see Ozaskger and David dragging Riowner on each other’s shoulder towards his covers. Sparker got to his feet only to hear Ozaskger speak to him.
“She tried to stop him from going; it was just a wild Tonic.” Strange how Ozaskger told him, he looked at Kayleigh but she was still asleep. “I mean Galax, she is troubled. Ever since we started our quest toward the temple I’ve been hearing an unusual voice; even Galax has been hearing it. It has been telling her that she’s running from her destiny and they want her to go back to them. I’ve also had a... vision. She was in it; I understood that I needed to bond with her. But during the night, I had one similar but a third girl that looked just like Galax and I was involved in the bond. I don’t get it.”
Sparker thought for a while, he knew a person had a double on the other side [Reality], but none of them knew how to reach them. Now all of a sudden, Ozaskger’s double finds her instead. We find our doubles on the other side not the other way around, what gives? It makes no sense. He shook his head and turned Riowner, Joseph was wake attending to his wounds. Kayleigh was now rolling up the covers; Lewis was kneeing beside Joseph and watched him work. David kept watch while they were off guard; Kayleigh rolled up the last cover and pressed a small button in a corner. The cover shrunk to a size of the half of the first aid box. She dropped it into her fire red backpack and stood up with her bag over her shoulder. Riowner was also ready to move on and he looked at the small stones on the ground. The arrow was pointing beyond the palm tree to a far distant tower. Taran City was in sight.
Three hours past for the teens, because of it being the morning they weren’t attacked during their long walk. Taran was like the small village they were last at but similar. Two lines of market stalls lined themselves on each side; they were made of stone blocks and wooden shutters on the windows. Oak doors were the only things with fine craftsmanship, each store they passed all the shutters were locked so sudden. In front, was a wide path leading to a strange tower. The walls were smooth and curved round. Lewis soon noticed the oak doors banged shut and locked, all except one headed. To him, a girl at Riowner’s size with ginger brown hair; she wore sandy yellow jumper and trousers, she was smiling towards them but the mood shifted. Her happiness transformed into a shocked expression and looked away from them, looking beyond the strange tower. Clouds above were growing darker than usual and it was starting howl. Wind started picking up speed rapidly, the teens needed shelter.
“Riowner! Sparker! Over here quickly.” She cried towards them, her call attracted their attention to her. “Kayleigh! David! Ozaskger! Come on!” The Main five warriors knew who the girl was definitely now.
Re: Virtual Reality Series
Pinpin. All seven of them including Lewis and Joseph rushed towards the open door. One by one each one entered the shop; inside were long wide, oak shelves of artefacts and an oak wood counter. As Joseph entered last, she pulled the door closed and locked it. An opening with strips of beads running down it were moved aside, another girl in fiery red and ginger brown hair but with freckles this time. A younger boy than Lewis dressed in sandstone colours and dark hair like Riowner, almost looking like a younger version of him.
“Pinpon, Pequra. What’s going on?” Kayleigh asked but answer was a hard earthquake, it caused the shelves to chatter with the artefacts jumping around, some fell onto the floor. Everyone tried to keep their balance; then a rumble stampeded past the shop outside. “Is there a keep near here or was that something big?” Kayleigh asked again but Ozaskger had switched to Galax to give a reply.
“By the sound of that, don’t use ‘big’ to describe that.” Everyone looked at her, the rumbles and the earthquake had stopped. All of them were confused except Pinpin and the other younger kids with her. “Use massive to describe what just hit. Reason because of things outside is over the place.” She unlocked the shutters and pushed them out of the shop. Outside, fragments of wood were scattered all over the path. Sparker and David joined her and looked in shock for such damage on the oak doors and wooden shutters on the other side. David looked back at Pinpin for an answer.
“Do you know if this has happened before? Like some days ago?” He asked but someone else enters through the bead curtain; an old woman in a grey hood and darker gowns slowly walked towards them. Her wrinkled face showed a face of a grim look on her face. She saw Galax turn to her and was quite in a shock to see Galax in her marshy green. Ignoring her barely, she turned to David with her grim look again.
“That was Tornado Spacer, a long living twister that can survive in space. That’s how it got its name, but your friend looks familiar from my past and one like her inside the museum.” She spoke, walking past the others to unlock the door by Pinpin. The old woman opened the door wide, walked out and pointed to the smooth high tower at the end of the path. Joseph stepped outside to join her, while back inside Pinpon picked a thin wide box on the counter side. She pulled off the tiny lock and opened the lid to eight odd looking artefacts. At one end; a black pair of gloves lay on each other; the second was an orange-red watch and a hexagon disc. Third along was a small brown box which only Pequra’s hand could fit in; fourth and in the middle was heart shaped silver on a ring, in the centre was a blue crystal. Fifth was glow in dark shackles but was made of rubber; sixth was another hexagon disc but was red and crimson. Seventh along was a plastic case containing an Egyptian watch in sand colours and finally eighth was just a green marble. They all gazed in wonder at each one but by the colours they had, they kept their eye on a matching colour to their clothes. “Ah, so you are interested in what your friends have bought from me. They had been told to get them for you, by Queen Sparkerita from Tetris.” Each of them looked behind them to see the old lady smiling towards them. Galax was the only one that smiled back, the others weren’t told to trust people that want to give them something. What Pinpin might have been told on the letter might have been false, Pinpin and this old woman may be shape sifters and we’ve fallen into a trap. Sparker and David thought and acted cautiously about Pinpon and younger Pequra. Lewis held onto Kayleigh’s hand for comfort and then looked at Galax. He didn’t know about her sense of warning, to Galax her mind was clear that this old lady was friend and not foe.
“That’s great. Are the artefacts colour coded to tell who it belongs to?” Galax asked but Sparker and David looked at her in shock. She hasn’t noticed any suspicion, this woman can be a danger. Sparker thought but Galax turned to him with a suspicion that Sparker can’t trust her. “It’s alright, Sparker. There isn’t any evil around here in Taran anyway.” She turned back to the old wrinkled woman, she was quite devastated. She hasn’t lost her touch, but he might confuse her with his voice of a spectre. The old lady thought and smiled.
Outside Joseph was waiting for them, Lewis ran out to hug his teenager servant. Pinpin, Pinpon and Pequra stepped out first into the street. Shutters and doors were now opening, shops were reopening. David, Riowner and Kayleigh were next out of the shop. They watched villagers pick up the scattered fragments of wood off the ground for firewood. Sparker exited out alone, Galax was last one inside.
“She won’t be long, we’ll head for the museum and see why this village has it.” Sparker’s words showed he wasn’t certain in Taran for long. Galax finally reached the door until she froze stiff.
Finding out the past is useless, just return to the portal.
“He won’t stop leaving you unless you listen and do it, don’t led his voice confuse you. You need to find answers, not on a search for your home until you know exactly what your purpose is in this world. He wants you to come to him, not him coming for you. Fight on the side you are on now only, look in your heart when you are confused.” The lady behind her spoke, she knew Galax’s trouble. How does she know? Pinpin and the other two haven’t mentioned anything or the others. Who is she? Galax dimly glowed and switched to Ozaskger in her watery blue clothing. She joined Sparker’s side and all of them set off again towards the museum. The old woman stood at the door as they walked on, she smiled little and thought about something in her past[It was a connection with Galax’s past]. Good luck, Yasae. Stay away from the darkest worlds in your quest. She then entered her shop of artefacts and closed the door.
Re: Virtual Reality Series
Inside the museum tower, all of them went by pairs; Lewis and Joseph, David and Kayleigh, Riowner with Pinpon, Sparker with Pequra, and Ozaskger with Pinpin. The museum contained stories about nearby planets, Talona was one of them. Sarin, Sparker carefully studied the information grid cards and on the computer;
A Sarinian mostly travels from one planet to another on missions which include their special powers. They get assigned to watch a certain person and track them down to take them back to where they are supposed to be.
Sparker thought about Ozaskger’s guardian back at Tetris, she knew Ozaskger and Galax back at the smaller village they left. She must need to send Galax back home to where she belonged at. Galax doesn’t even realise what this is about, but this Sarin hasn’t told her anything about where she comes from. Secrets are hidden from her. Sparker looked at Ozaskger and Pinpin on his right, they were looking at information about a planet realm called Cube. Sparker joined them and noticed they were looking at reported identities. She was so interested like there was someone she needs to check on someone. Ozaskger’s mind was telling her to look for a girl called Rosie Sim that lived on Cube, she changed to Galax and was in shock and upset:
Rosie Sim was able to escape an attack on Cube from demon flyers and troops. They were led by one demon flyer by the name Zacon. She saved a non-Cuben girl, Galax Night Star from perishing at the leader’s feet. Also, in month after she was captured for rebelling from Midnight Starfoot which ruled Cube for a short time. Her friend was believed to have died trying to defeat Midnight in wager battle for Cube. Rosie managed to escape, but was caught in Tornado Spacer inside a space craft. The wreckage of the craft is still there, one piece of cargo had escaped from the wreck but on unknown coordinates. Unfortunately, Rosie Sim never survived this tragedy, and presumed dead.
Galax produced tears because of the bottom line. How long it was since she last saw her face, Galax remembered her times with her on Cube. Visions of Rosie and Cube rushed through her head at such speed until one vision stopped suddenly. Scalene yellow triangles in a black background started glowing and dimming in her memory. Galax closed her eyes and shook her head, reopening them to see Sparker beside her. He was so confused about Galax’s reaction from her mind, and curious if Galax was even an ally. Galax then switched to Ozaskger, she was also producing tears that trickled down her face.
“Her old friend; even though escaped from Cube, she had no chance to escape Tornado Spacer. It’s awful news for her.” Ozaskger covered her face with her warm hands. Pinpin looked from Ozaskger to the computer, placing her hand on the mouse and scrolled the screen up and down, scanning every name until one appeared in front of her eyes. Galax Night Star was set in the centre on the left side of the screen. Galax is from Cube; no wonder, ones from other worlds don’t say much at all. Pinpin thought and without Ozaskger or Sparker noticing, she clicked on the name silently. She became stun when a smaller paragraph came onto the screen about Galax. This is unusual. Not many know Galax Star. Everyone on Cube would know everyone in their village, so why do they not know her? Pinpin thought again and read the paragraph:
Galax Night Star was found in the centre of one of villages in her teen years. Although captured and escaped from a demon called Zacon, her friendship with Rosie Sim never broke when she saved her from Midnight’s grasp. Divided and separated forever, Galax had presuming been destroyed in a tremendous collide against Midnight. No one knew where Galax had come from or her real name, why she had gone to Cube, is a mystery.
Not from Cube, believed to be killed, an alias, who is Galax really and who is Zacon? It has no information about them. Pinpin looked back to find Ozaskger and Sparker were already leaving with the others. Zerara Tayer [Ze-ra-ra Tie-ya] is expecting us to be back at her store to brief us about our artefacts. She took out the sandy colour watch inside the special case from her belt and studied it. On the watch it showed the time of ten to ten, the second hand silently clicked round for each second. Placing it back into her belt, she rushed towards the exit to join the others outside.
Lewis rushed on ahead with Pequra towards the artefacts store in excitement. Behind them, Joseph led by Sparker’s side leading them after the young playful children. Pinpon had told them all that the old woman was called Zerara Tayer and she needed to mention something about the mysterious artefacts each on obtained at her store. Suddenly, an explosion ahead had stopped the two small boys and made them turn back. Stone walls of a shop had been blown off the foundations below, oak wood had caught fire with no reason what so ever and one thing was worse of it being a coincident. It was the artefact store.
“Zerara!” Pinpon shouted, rushing towards the damage. This made the two young boys to halt and turn around. Pinpon stopped in between them both; she was devastated of the disaster in front of her eyes. The others rushed over to towards them and shouting.
“Mrs Tayer!” Joseph cried out towards the furious flames, Ozaskger switched again and suddenly stopped when she heard Joseph shout. Her mind was caught inside a vision again; she stood on a balcony looking at high towers and unable to see the sun. Beside her was an old man in grey robes, his white beard hung down to his chest. His arms behind his back, looking beyond the towers towards a river. She couldn’t hear her voice speak even though they moved saying silent words to him. He looked at her and Galax looked at him, eyes locked on each other.
“The river here is the spine of the universe, here on this planet is called Zerara after my wife,” The old man spoke. “The spine is just called the Space River for its position.” The vision cracked like glass and disintegrated from Galax’s mind; behind the vision was a decorated circle of the main five points, on top of the circle laid black marks forming a letter. It was either ‘N’ or ‘Z’, which way round it went was unknown. Galax shook herself out of her vision and rushed to join the far ahead teens like nothing happened.
You know what you must look for.
Re: Virtual Reality Series
“I’m getting sick of you speaking to me.” Galax spoke quietly and stopped behind Riowner and Kayleigh. Better just ignore it like what Zerara said. Galax thought and looked concern about the rubble remaining as Sparker, David and Joseph search through the stones for Zerara. No energy around now, it’s died. First Rosie and other Cubens and now Zerara. I can only blame Zacon for what happened to the Cuben folks. In Galax’s head there can a taunting laughter all around her.
I can hear you child. Galax was shocked of the disturbing reply; everything around her had got quieter than normal. The only voice that sounds real was this mysterious voice speaking to her. Blaming me won’t get Rosie back; you can tell who I am now that I mentioned something which makes a link. Listen carefully, and I promise to tell you where you really come from when you come to me. Galax stared into a day dream, she knew who was speaking to her and Ozaskger all this time but wasn’t really long.
Zacon, he’s still alive somehow and she [Tantrum] was right, he has found me already after the attack.
Exactly, there are hidden spies also watching you and your friends. New enemies await you, but... just leave them and come with me... Galax felt possessed and her mind starting to fall asleep until Sparker’s voice cut off Zacon’s control over her, out of her head.
“Galax, we found Zerara in rubble. Come and help her out.” Sparker was stood in front of her waving his hand over her eyes. “Galax? Are you ok there?” Sparker felt confused inside, he noticed that she was staring into space and was about to turn around and walk away. Galax looked at him like nothing was wrong with her, but she was thinking about what Zacon meant. In Ozaskger’s head, she was thinking why Zacon has told them early. The horror stories Rio told me, the hero found out who the enemy in their head was at the closest point near them. Why so early? Sparker headed back to the pile of rubble where everyone was trying to help Zerara out of the collapsed home. Galax took tiny steps after Sparker and looking to the ground and ahead.
Think about what I’ve told you.
Zerara lay on her cracked spine, her wrinkled face was covered in filth. She was choking on so much dust, it wasn’t long until she was to pass away. Zerara could only speak a few words until her time was up; when she saw Galax looking at her, she began.
“Each artefact you gained from me will store your natural element without becoming unstable which will use up energy you need to fight.” Zerara coughed twice, Kayleigh and Joseph kept her from choking again. Sparker and David had the same question for her, thinking who will ask. Riowner also had come up the same question too.
“Who did this then?” He started but Zerara was mumbling that she needed to speak into Kayleigh’s ear.
“F.O.D...” Zerara choked again and had then stopped breathing. Kayleigh looked over her shoulder to the other teens, Lewis and Pequra, she then shook her head. It was a sign meaning she was dead.
“F.O.D... what does it mean?” Kayleigh asked but before anyone can answer, a massive explosion in a far distance ahead penetrated their conversation. Sparker, Galax and David looked down the street towards mountains seen from their point. At half way up the mountain, clouds of smoke had shot up like a nuclear bomb was set off. Riowner next looked towards the mountains in shock, smoke and ash reached for sky but spread little around the area.
“Criterera! [What the!]” Riowner shouted and turned to see David and Sparker. Sparker turned to the other teens, raising his clenched fist as a sign for needing to take again. They all looked at him except Galax, all wondering what to do next.
“We need to head up there, if it’s this... F.O.D... We need to take them down for what they have done.” Sparker explained but David stepped beside him and looked at him in a sarcastic surprise. “Obvious, that it was what I was going to say then, right?” He looked at the others teens nodding for a reply. Sparker then nodded in agreement, they were going to move out towards the mountains.
Half way, high up the mountain on a ledge; Navy and Crimson stood looking down towards the smoke. Down below was a small cave of rock, in front sat strange looking eggs the size of a curled up kid. Eight different coloured and set up as the back pins in a bowling ally. Crimson walked along the ledge away from Navy’s right side, she looked beyond the plains to find a group heading towards them. She looked back to Navy who was waiting for words to escape her mouth.
“They’re coming Navy, but Lewis and Joseph isn’t with them. We’re unable to capture our little pest of a brother. Must we wait longer until these ‘Forces of Destruction’ finish their plans to destroy this party coming?” Crimson turned to look back down to the marching group towards the mountains. Navy never looked at her but they knew each other well that one speaks after the other [One speaks, another speaks then the first speaks]. Navy stared at the stone cave below for the 'Forces of Destruction', but starting to get impatient.
“What is taking Tantrum so long? She should have been here by now with details on these armatures plan of attack.” Navy finally spoke; he wasn’t very keen on trusting Tantrum and her not showing up every time. Behind him leaning on the rocky walls was one that wore clothes of night and hair short but is darkness. They heard every word Navy mentioned to Crimson.
“I can take as long as I like since I can move through time and space. You know Navy, and I knew you had found out I was already here.” They stepped away from the side to join Navy by his side. Sharing his stare towards the darken cave below. “Girls called Pinpin and Pinpon, a younger boy called Pequra are heading this way with the ‘Main Five’.” They noticed Navy’s hidden fear inside wearing a mask of disappointment. He turned and looked to the night covered person, anger flared in his eyes.
“Tantrum, you know the outcomes of the future depending on what decisions each side take. Seven against eight doesn’t seem fair but the younger ones would have little experience in combat which may give F.O.D. an advantage. If they can defeat the five superior warriors coming with the young, all seven of them will be handsomely rewarded and then things will get interesting on how outside fighters will play.” Navy and Crimson hadn’t been told that Tantrum has seen their defeat in the far future no matter how this plan was going to go.
“They’re almost here brother, we must not be seen. And Tantrum...” Crimson took out numbers of light blue decorated paper, each with a number fifty, all held together by an elastic band [Their kind of money in ‘Parals’]. “It’s not long until ‘The Crash Strike’ happens, head to ‘The Shadow Realm Planets’ in the other sector of this dimension and be one day ahead so your assignment will start. We can only pay you for this long assignment ahead.” She chucked the held together notes into Tantrum’s palm. Tantrum removed the elastic band and checked each note with words fifty parals [one paral is the same as one pound]. There was ten notes counted in total, but Tantrum’s vision of the future showed she couldn’t finish a victory battle against someone called Tri-line, meaning that her payment will be over when they are going to retreat. She just nodded slightly, walking away from Navy. Light green circles spun up and down her twice and third time she was gone. Crimson just looked at Navy with suspicion about Tantrum. “Can we trust her still, is the question. She told us she was also paid by someone else to send one of the five packing for home. Which one it was, was the question. Now we already know... that Galax Night Star is still alive but inside princess Ozaskger, watched over by Sparker and his brother Riowner. Pity, F.O.D. can kill two types with one strike [: Two birds with one stone]. Her forth mission awaits, but to Ozaskger it’s her second.”
Tantrum’s surroundings were dark and gloomy during her travel into the next day. She walked on a path of shadow inside the darkness, she suddenly stopped cold. Through her eyes were triangular yellow eyes stared quietly, strange mist began to surround her like hands covering the back of a doll. Thin streams of mist flowed around her head; at her ears was a howling breeze of voices.
“Yasae must be eliminated in ‘Shadow Battle’ by Lewis, no one must interfere Yasae’s fight with Tannan, make sure she keeps fighting him so he will attack from behind.” The howling breeze of voices, mist and eyes disappeared. It will depend. She thought. Something must be done first though.
Back at the mountains, Galax and Sparker that were leading suddenly stopped in front of the mountain walls. Everyone else were looking up towards the first ledge, David looked back to the front noticing Sparker was watching Galax. He took some steps through the group to join them with a solution.
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“We need to climb up the side to reach the F.O.D; standing around won’t...” David had come to a shock as Galax took two steps forward and pressed her palm onto a hand size stone that it actually entered into the rocky mountain. To her right, a secret door slid across past Sparker to reveal a hidden corridor leading to another door. Sparker turned and looked at David with surprise, but David now contained suspicion on Galax and her unique talents [E.g. Able to find hidden doors and rooms]. Who on Tetris would build a hidden area like this in the mountain, and how did they get the equipment to make this? This the work of F.O.D? Sparker thought turning back to Galax; she had walked along corridor and looked as she didn’t have body because of her marshy clothes. Riowner and the group; had noticed the entrance and started following her inside. Sparker and David finally entered after them; Galax had just reached the door until a sudden shudder came from behind. Riowner and Pinpin stopped to gain balance but Kayleigh, Pinpon and Pequra had fallen over and almost hitting the ground face first. Behind Sparker and David quickly turned to find the cave door had sealed shut.
“It’s a trap!” Kayleigh shouted towards them from ahead; as she looked above her, small stones rained down onto them. Galax started to gain balance and turned to Kayleigh and Riowner behind her. Her eyes locked onto the left side of the door, streams of light ran down again and again. They were going up somewhere.
“No, it’s taking us up.” Galax replied and about to give an opinion what it might be but Pinpon asked.
“What kind of magic is this then? What do you mean by up?” Pinpon cried towards the front, Pinpin looked at her beside Pequra that was getting nervous of the ground transforming into stairs.
“Ever heard of a power called ‘levitating’, this does it for you.” She replied, suddenly her eyes spotted stone bars spring out of the sides of the scaled corridor. “Grab onto the bars quickly so we can regain balance properly.” Each one nodded except Galax, they caught hold of the long bars on both sides of the corridor but they were about to touch one the shudders stopped. Pequra looked around with confusion, Pinpon did the same but then noticed Pinpin and Riowner were stood up looking back at them. Behind them Kayleigh was climbing the stairs to Galax. Sparker and David ran up part of the flight of stairs towards them. As Pequra and Pinpon got to their feet, Galax had pushed the end door furiously and stepped out quickly with Kayleigh behind her.
Outside; was wide plains of nothing, rocky walls made it look like either a meteor hit or it was carved into an arena. On the opposite side, was a giant cave with eight strange multicoloured stones. Galax sent all of her attention towards the stones outside the opposite cave. Kayleigh paid attention towards the surroundings, searching for ambushes. One by one, the others stepped out into the opening and spreading out across the carved arena. Sparker then came out after Pequra and linked his sight with Galax’s. Galax moved cautiously towards the mysterious stones, Sparker followed her cautious steps and Riowner began to follow too. David finally saw the sunlight by having it shine into his eyes, covering his face with his hand; he noticed that Galax, Sparker and Riowner had gone to investigate what believed it would be the huge cave. Pinpin and Pinpon looked at each other in amazement; they scanned the carved sides carefully but then looked at each other in puzzlement. Both headed for a nearby wall, the carvings were pictures of seven warriors with ancient weapons. Two had a vine like whip and a snake like whip; one held a thin shield and one gripped a pole. One in a cape possessed a sword like what the ‘Main Five’ owned before, a small boy owned a massive hammer that was ready to break a huge rock picture and a clear carving of a girl used a bow and arrow ready to fire what seemed to be a twister.
Galax, Sparker and Riowner kneed down to take a closer look at the strange stones of coloured patterns. Riowner felt warmth inside his pocket of his leaf green trousers, digging into it he pulled out his green transparent marble. In its centre, was a slow spinning leaf picture; in Riowner’s head he heard a tiny voice echoing inside the marble and a leaf patterned stone in front of him.
“Free me, free me...” it squeaked, he looked Sparker and Galax. Sparker’s shackles were glowing in broad day light when they should glow at night. He was hearing something similar to Riowner.
“Help us, help us...” It sounded like a young teenager using a high pitch voice, Sparker turned to see Riowner. Something inside felt wrong. Both of them looked back towards the others behind, all five of them ran to them in a hurry. Sparker felt a tiny shock of warning and turned; in front and looking at Galax was a blue spiked creature. It wore white warm gloves and blue with white striped sneakers, its short tail end was a form of a zoomed up raindrop. It was sat down with its feet spread out and hands pushing back on the ground. Sparker realised that there was now seven multicoloured stones remaining, one was missing. Looking back at the water coloured creature, its blue little ears twitched suddenly and it then looked behind Galax to him.
“These aren’t stones...” Galax spoke and looked behind to Sparker. “...But are eggs. This little one was inside one, who ‘F.O.D.’ is, they were here.” She turned back to the tiny creature; it was cowering when Galax mentioned ‘F.O.D.’ Sparker and Galax stood up and turned towards Riowner and the other children. They except Riowner suddenly felt warmth coming from their artefacts Pinpin and Pinpon got them. Each one got their item or items out and held them in front of them. The little creature gazed in awe; its tiny ears twitched and looked at the other multicoloured eggs. The other seven glowed brightly so they would get noticed by the teens and kids; it looked back towards Galax and moaned in a high pitch sound. Galax and the others turned and looked at it, all of them felt shocked and amazed. When the little creature moaned, in their minds it said ‘Hey’, to get their attention. They then noticed the glowing eggs crack and crumble; inside were different coloured creatures, each one matched with one of the teens and young. Scrunched up in the shape of their egg, they uncurled into the same sitting position like the water blue creature.
“Whoa, they’re similar but different.” Kayleigh mentioned and looked at David; he shook his head and pointed at two different creatures. One owned two tails instead of one and looked like a sandy yellow fox, with fine baby fur. Another to Sparker, Riowner and Ozaskger; it was a younger version to the ‘Thief of Fire’ they captured. Still had a fire coloured skin like him but was quite lighter. Kayleigh then noticed Pinpin on her knees stroking the baby fox; it was delighted to receive her warm hands. Pequra looked at the smallest creature; it was the colour of light stones that shine in the sunlight. It kept looking around looking puzzled, Pequra could hear a slight growl as it looked around. David took a step forward to Sparker; one creature in yellow with bent spikes sent David a mean look and growled angrily.
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“I’ve heard about these,” David told him. “They’re element creatures, I’m sure you’ve heard of them too. After all, you’ve only listened to stories from Sparkerita your mother. Telling you they were real creatures, your younger brothers and sisters back in Tetris believe they exist as well. When I heard of it; I thought it all just fairy tales...” David looked down to the electric yellow creature with a night coloured one just like it. Both had stood up instantly and kept away from each other, they acted like they were Sparker and David meaning they didn’t like each other either. “But then I heard a secret, their race was almost wiped clean from the universe. These must be the last of them, and according by how these element creatures are now. They had been put into hibernation until... these artefacts find.” David put on his artefact gloves on that were still glowing warm, once his second was on his hand, the glow stopped. He looked at Sparker in amazement, beside them the night coloured creature had been given a shadow glow around him. Once the glow disappeared, David held up and looked at his covered hands of shadow. His power had become stable.
“So you found out how to harness your shadow power, big deal.” Sparker and David suddenly looked into the cave of darkness. Galax joined them to see what all the commotion was about. Kayleigh and Riowner kept Pinpon and Pequra behind for safety; Pinpin looked up and got startled by the little fox jumping up and sitting on her shoulders, hiding behind her head and ginger brown hair. Besides the element creatures in yellow, black and red; the smaller creatures ran behind Riowner and Kayleigh except the watery blue ran to hide behind Galax. She was then certain who was speaking but wasn’t exactly sure. It would be ‘F.O.D’.
Your next challenge is here.
The voice from the cave was sounding like a young adult, but then taunting laughter from them became seven different voices. Some voices belonged to women and laughed more villainy than the others. Riowner and Kayleigh looked at each other in confusion; they thought that ‘F.O.D.’ would be only one like Midnight and Magnent that work solo, but not like this.
“Your unity will be crushed by ours!” One of the women’s spoke, the laughter stopped. “Links in other teams have snapped, torn, cut, like string that had been sent here to defeat us. By being paid, we also caused catastrophic destruction which had given our name and sent it to the top of the most wanted ever. We are, 'The Forces of Destruction' or just, ‘F.O.D’.” Her final line struck Sparker and David hard. Snapped, torn, cut links in a team; Snapped means friendships break, torn means they split up and given up, and cut means killed. If they haven’t lost one fight, their strings are strong, tough, and unable to break. They do have a powerful unity, because they work together. If my friendship with strengthens up, we won’t stand a chance against them, unless we make them solo. David has a lot of experience on solo, Kayleigh works best as a team, Riowner and I work as a team and solo, Pinpin and the other two may not have any experience to fight and then there is Galax. Sparker thought hard to thing of a plan to face them, but getting their unity to break was hard.
“We’ve been told how your unity and friendship is like, your friendship and unity had snapped years ago, Sparker and David.” Another woman spoke but she was younger than the other one. “Your bond with Riowner is like ours Sparker but we specially tear that one apart. Fine links besides the snapped except... links to one.” Pinpin knew exactly which link it was to, she looked towards Sparker, David and Galax especially. “Yes, thin strings link to Ozaskger or should I say... Galax Night Star right now. I’m sure you’ve heard someone call you Yasae,” Galax was stunned, they’ve heard of that name as well, someone had told them. Her [Tantrum]. “If someone is called this, they are lost children of darkness. The walking dead that must return to the underworld.” As she kept describing on what Yasae meant, Galax felt drowsy, falling into a state of sleep. Words murmured and faded slowly, in their place were hypnotising words forcing her forward.
Come child, return home to me.
“Tira ish, des aran ketuf, orra san memor” Galax contained no control on she was saying or that she was starting to walk towards the stone cave. Sparker suddenly noticed Galax head for the cave in shock. She was about to enter until Sparker ran over to her and her back.
“Snap out of it, you don’t know what you’re doing here!” Sparker shouted to her, her eyes were just plain green. “Wake up, they are trying to get yourself killed or make you join them. Galax, Ozaskger come on!”
“How dare you keep her away from her true home!” A third woman screamed out from the cave, an arrow of energy flew out from the back of the cave heading towards Sparker and Galax. David gasped when he saw a small point light up in the darkness.
“Sparker, look out!” He shouted, inside Galax’s head came a jolt of warning. She finally woke up and saw the lit point heading for them, she was unable to move because Sparker had ignored David and keeping her still. Galax couldn’t do anything to stop the arrow from stabbing Sparker into the back. Everyone else gasped, a shield of darkness covered the mouth of the cave. They watched an explosion on the other side as the arrow hit the impenetrable shell.
“What, that’s impossible. David’s power or that shadow creature couldn’t make a shield that big. Someone else helped them.” The first voice spoke, his voice couldn’t be heard because of the blanket of night and the exploding light before them.
High above the cave, Navy and Crimson had left some time after the team got there. In black as night with their hand stretched out to touch the ground, was Tantrum. I actually want the chance to defeat you Yasae, because I helped you, I will get that chance since they will fail. Your true power is unstoppable but not seen yet. That is when I fight you, when you regain your true powers.
“David? Did you or that one...” Kayleigh asked, looking towards David and pointing towards the shell in front of Sparker and Galax but he shook his head. Sparker realised that she was trying to get him off; when he looked at her, she regain her proper sight. He looked behind him just in time to see the shield of night disappear. The electric yellow creature ears twitched and looked up, it looked puzzled as it saw Tantrum above them and walking away.
Sparker and Galax separated themselves from each other and returned back to their group. Looking back into the cave, seven figures with strange looking weapons were heading towards them in an arrow alignment. They stopped just behind the light boundary of where the sun shone. The end right stepped into the light, it was the women that last spoke and the one that fired the arrow. Everyone noticed her bow in hand and her other hand empty. Hair like sand and face plain white. Pinpin was startled though, she wore same colours and materials, and even her bow was sandy yellow.
“Arres I am, I’ve analysed that all of you own a different element and contrasted our past battles. They were just plain normal. We also have element powers like you, so we set which user of their element is greater. As you can tell my element is sand and I know that Pinpin! Will be my opponent in this battle.” Arres pointed at Pinpin with her little sand fox on her shoulders. Sparker was shocked, they’re going to out our untrained ones. Pinpon and Pequra will be next.
“No, leave them out of this Arres. They aren’t prepared for element battles, fight me instead of Pinpin.” Sparker shouted but a cloud of lightning struck him off his feet and onto his back. He struggled to get up until he caught sight of a figure using his stand of calling electricity.
“Are you deaf? We made the rules here, element verse the same element only. It will hardly seem fair if they were different. Whether they are or not fit to battle, they will soon learn how to battle using their element.” It was a male speaking to him, Arres just looked at him. “You must be patient and wait for your opponent to enter the arena. For now though,” He looked at the far left figure beside him and nodded, the other figure stretch his arm out and a slight move of his palm heading up. He lifted everyone except Pinpin and magically pushed back to the other end of the arena. Arres stepped forward while Pinpin stepped backward away from her. Arres stopped after Pinpin was near the centre of the arena.
“So Pinpin, are you afraid. Afraid of your first element battle, you better learn fast though. I fire quickly.” Pinpin was too scared to move away far from her, she didn’t know how to gain access to her power. Arres saw right through her thoughts, she gave a little smile. “I will give a chance to fight back, and may give you hints to battle me. But first do you know the sand elements call.” David got onto his feet in surprise as he watched Pinpin shake her head in reply to Arres’ question. Arres chucked her bow aside and took an arrow out from her small arrow case. Her arrows were the size of her hand, her left hand palm was underneath the tail of the arrow and her right palm covered the point of the arrow. She held the arrow in position in front of her chest and closed her eyes. “Take out your artefact from your pocket and do the same as me.” Arres finally said, Pinpin took out her plastic case with the Egyptian watch inside, holding the watch right way round, she copied Arres.