“Wouldn’t you like to know.”
Galax struck her opponents sword into half causing the broken blade flying and pierced into them. She suddenly came across someone nearly being her match; it was an older boy that he mentioned his name as Tannan. His dark hair flew as he moved swiftly around her, dodging her strikes and striking her. Suddenly a scream in her mind called her from further east from her. Galax turned and with shock, Miranda was fighting the commander of the shadow army. No, I can’t let a friend get lost in this fight. Galax suddenly pushed the air with her palm towards Tannan, a blast of water shot him away from her sight. She then turned and rushed towards Miranda to help, by the time she reached her it was too late. Lewis yanked Miranda’s sword out of her hand and struck her down with his own. Miranda screamed in pain as she fell back; a vision rushed threw her head of someone falling from a more worse but not from a strike, but a blast of dark energy.
“Well are you going to join your pitiful friend.” He spoke calmly towards, dropping Miranda’s sword to the ground. Galax felt such anger that she couldn’t help noticing Tantrum was watching her and battling Tri-line at the same time. Lewis don’t encourage her darker half to destroying you. You were never meant to go against Miranda, you have sealed your fate. Tantrum shouted in her thoughts and put her attention back on Tri-line nearly exhausted on striking her sword. Galax couldn’t control her anger inside causing it to let loose. Galax ran little towards him and spun her sword that caused Lewis to split in half.
Sparker heard Lewis’ cry of agony and noticed his condition as fell slowly back. His helmet crumbled to dust to reveal a child’s face. Joseph not far from Sparker looked up to see Lewis disappear into the mist.
“Lewis!” Joseph cried, reaching out his hand as the dust became invisible. Crento rushed towards him and forced him to forget about it until the battle was over. “I do understand how he has turned out this way.” He went on fighting with Crento beside him.
Galax dropped her arms to her sides, tears started to fall from her eyes. How can it be like this? I lose to friends instead of one, why can I kill people and hearts of people that care about them? What is my purpose of living in this world. Suddenly as she looked up, a sandy spirit headed straight through her sending a terrible feeling inside causing her to fall to her knees. She felt scared somehow and tried to shake head to be rid of the dreadful feelings. Scrambling to her feet, a call from another commander like the warriors on the dark side.
“Retreat now, this battle is lost.” Tri-line’s opponent Tantrum was stressed because of Lewis failing his mission. David’s mystery opponent disappeared without entering the forest. Tantrum noticed his power quickly as she departed by teleporting away. All the shadow warriors ran back into the forest.
“We won, we defeated them!” Tosh-No shouted with joy, other warriors near him cheered except for the Main Five, Pinpin’s Trio [Herself, Pinpon and Pequra], Teaner and Joseph. Tri-line and Crento cheered little and joined Sparker that was watching Galax’s approach.
“She didn’t know it would be a boy called Lewis that Joseph had to take care of.” Sparker explained to Tri-line. Riowner brought Miranda’s body behind her with David helping him. Kayleigh and Pequra started digging a grave with sorrow, Pinpin used her sand element to sweep sand away. Her element power was on minimum so she didn’t waste her energy. Tri-line noticed the sun setting over the east horizon, he felt confused until Sparker noticed it himself. He gave a small smile to him. “This planet turns anti-clockwise causing the sun to rise in the west and set the east. It’s clockwise on Tetris.” Tri-line looked at him without his confusion now. David and Riowner removed their hands from Miranda, David using his shadow power to guide her body slowly into the hole. Riowner looked back to notice her sword, he sent element towards a nearby tree. Suddenly a root sprang out of the ground and wrap around the sword and threw it towards Riowner’s palm stretched out. David quickly turned and grabbed the sword from mid air, a grim expression on his face as he stared into the forest.
“Someone else used their energy not you to move that root.” David dropped his arm with the sword’s handle in his hand. “Someone tried to kill you if I didn’t catch this instead of it stabbing your left lung.” Riowner was stunned as David slowly lowered the sword down by Miranda in her grave. Pequra looked around and remembered the fallen tower on the east side; concentrating on one of the stones, it rolled towards him quickly and turned avoiding the hole in the ground. Stopping above the hole where Miranda’s head lay and shuffled its way into the ground. Kayleigh then used her fire element to burn letters onto the stone as a grave stone for Miranda. Galax still felt upset of her lose of a friend, Teaner stood by her as Pinpin filled the grave using a light whirlwind of sand into it. Tosh-No stood impatiently at the fortress entrance with an old tattered piece of paper. He watched as Tri-line walked towards and to join him, but received the paper from him.
* * *
Two month later after the battle, Tri-line had showed Sparker the paper for him to read it. Both of them were completely surprised.
Galax Night Star, I am challenging you to a fight to the finish on the asteroid ring. That’s right, in space; if you fail to see me I will destroy your world with push of a button on another planet with the most powerful weapon in the universe. Come alone, if you dare.
“Who in Virtual is this, all the enemies that knows of Galax’s world would be...” Sparker spoke until it came to him. It can’t be, can it? “...Midnight, or...” Tri-line thought about his fight with a girl in night colour.
“I have suspicions about a girl from the shadow army, she was watching Galax for some reason. She had a similar style to David including a cape.” Tri-line replied, Sparker looked at him with concern.
“You’ve seen her then, I have as well. She’s been following Galax everywhere so far.” Sparker looked around, his surroundings were now all mechanical and tiny lights flashing. Curved glass in front of them showed that they were in space because of white dots on a blanket of darkness. On a lower level from them was Riowner and Galax staring out of the glass.
“It’s strange that there are so many planets out there, they might just only be icy planets or something similar to the sun. I sometimes wonder what live on those, do you?” Riowner asked Galax, both gazed at all the specks of light. Galax noticed something that caught her eye, a river flowed past them in the distance.
“A space river,” Galax called up towards Sparker and Tri-line. All four were amazed as tiny fish jumped out and fell back in.
“That’s the spine Sparker,” A radio call from David on the bridge. “That river holds the main planets we know together. Without it, these planets will fall out place and collide with each other. We won’t even be living at all.” Sparker picked a rubber piece that was linked to the radio set.
“We aren’t sight seeing now get to where that dark energy is heading out here.” Sparker shouted into equipment, then waited for a reply.
“This is my spacecraft Sparker and I’m driving, we aren’t far from the asteroid ring of the sun. By the way, Riowner those white dots are called stars, do you ever get an education?” Riowner anger rose as they caught sight of asteroids flying around. “We’re here, Galax go the emergency exit. Kayleigh will meet you there.” Galax nodded and rushed to the side and past the upper level where Sparker and Tri-line stood.
“Tri-line, I think you should go back home to the Tri World and keep Teaner and Joseph safer.” Sparker mentioned. “I can’t have one of my commanders be lost if this ship may have a fault and blow up.” Tri-line pointed towards the thick glass behind Sparker, a huge screen lit up with David in such anger and frustration.
“You think this ship is a piece of junk!” David shouted causing Sparker to turn around startled. “This craft was able to get Kayleigh and me to Planet Talona, it withstood an assault against Demon flyers that ambushed us. It is capable of locating malfunctions and locate other ships before they locate us. As a matter of fact, one is a long distance from us and the asteroid ring.” David’s face disappeared off the screen and replaced with an unusual ship. Three metal rings around and attached to a metal stand that held them onto it. The size on the screen Sparker mistaken as a small craft.
“It’s puny David, I can barely see any weaponry on it.” Sparker complained, a little screen in the right hand corner with David on took a quarter of the screen up.
“This ‘puny’ ship is three times the size of this craft, I say it’s a colony. An enemy colony in fact, the hyran lasers won’t be able to scratch it. By the look of its position... it’s going to attack!” David shouted, Sparker was shocked and was about to speak until David chuckled. “Got you there, actually it’s monitoring us and was before we took off to get here. Why would an enemy colony want to stand out and not put up a cloaking system. It feels if they want something on this ship or wanting to watch this fight, not like any other colony I’ve seen.”
“It’s the only one you’ve seen.” Sparker shouted and noticed Tri-line had left the level.