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Evia Saga - Chapter 16Chapter 16: Iced Darkness, Warriors Endarkened
It was hard to notice time passing. Zero and Umbria marched across continually shifting terrain, with Anbu before them and - having joined them after they had left the Shiruba vicinity - an army of Shinkans behind them.
Umbria was scared Mulchless. There was no other word for it. The Evia Gang knew about Umbra Hearts, but there was simply no way to prepare you for creatures corrupted by the pit of a shadow in one's heart. Merely the eyes - white pupils and black corneas where they were distinguishable, inverted straight when they were not - made Umbria shudder every time she glanced at them.
Zero was even worse. Nearly every Umbra he had seen, he recognized. They were 'villagers' he had sided with as a Zorua. Merely their presences threatened to take him and replace him with the wolverine. Had Umbria not been with him, he would already have been Kuekuatsheu - and he would likely be unable to pull himself out.
Anbu had not bee
Evia Saga - Chapter 15Chapter 15: Nightmare All Over Again
Anbu was perched at a hill that overlooked the Town of Shiruba. His lead assets were motionless at his side, like all commanded Umbra Hearts were. Darkness rippled around his eye as he gazed towards the town. The Zoroark was in a guest house at the south end of town, and he waited only for a single, powerful figure to step inside. Once the figure had stilled, he whispered to the Lilligant he had selected.
"Put them all to sleep."
The Lilligant gave a dark cry. Sleep Powder emerged from her, passing through the air and slowly creeping towards the town. Anbu watched with pleasure as it arrived at the guest house and found all the nooks and crannies through which to ensleep its occupants.
Then he called to the other three he had chosen - a Serperior, an Emboar, and a Samurott. "It's time. Let's move out."
"Spere hasn't returned yet."
Koba's words caused Desu to close her eyes. The school had only recently calmed down; had it not been for Tamashi
Juptile And Yonoir
"I don't think Aura finished your trip to hell!"
Juptile's raw anger at seeing Aura on the ground brought back the surge of power. His eye regained their leafen shape as he leapt forward, grabbing Yonoir by the wrists. Yonoir struggled, but Juptile, weakened as he was from Yonoir's blow, was not going to lose to the commander of darkness.
"What... what are you doing?!" Yonoir's voice was emptier than a black hole, but Juptile's was slicker than a wet vine as he shouted back.
"Yonoir! I'm taking you with me... We're going back to the world of darkness! So you can watch your world fade!"
The dark time that surged through Yonoir pulled him out of Juptile's grasp, and he slammed a fist into the terran's back. Juptile hit the ground, but the energy of the lighted past gave him the strength to deflect the next blow and lock Yonoir's hands behind him.
"Aura!" he shouted behind him. "Flare! It's up to you now!"
He hardly moved; he just angled his bladed leaf towards his Treasure Bag, cutting l
Hero's Trail - EpilogueEpilogue: Three Years Later
"Are you sure you'll be alright?"
Link chuckled at Zelda's concern. "Don't worry," he assured her. "We'll be fine." He turned to Farore. "Hey, you get everything you needed?"
Farore smiled. "I'm finished," she replied.
It had been three years since Ganondorf's defeat. Three years since the hellfull battle between Oni Kami and Iaruk Mandrag. Those three years had been torrential to the land of Hyrule - a land that would be dead without the help of all those that could.
Din and Nayru had been the most productive. First it had been the restoration of Hyrule Castle Town - if it weren't for the immortal duo, things would never have been the same. But the town had been restored - first structure, then life.
One life of the castle town had remained lost, though. The first dark murder of an immortal is neigh impossible to undo - and Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule had been Ganondorf's first dark murder as an immortal. Zelda had been in a state of near-permanent depre
Reverse Rebirth - EpilogueEpilogue: Way to the Dawn
Dragon and king made their way through the thirteenth floor, which had become empty of Heartless. Eventually, they came across a sealed set of doors - although as a Keyblade bearer, Mickey new that a Keyhole had been sealed within them.
"So, Riku, what happens next? Are ya goin' home?"
Riku came to a stop, sighed, and shook his head. "I can't go home - not yet." As Mickey turned to him, he beat his fist over his heart. "It's still here. It's really faint, but I can sense him. I think his darknes still has a bit of a hold on me."
"Your darkness belongs to you," Mickey stated. "Just like your light does. I used to think darkness was something that should never exist. But then I spent time with you, and I changed my mind. The road you chose - I didn't know. Light and dark, back-to-back. With you, I think they might meet in a way nobody's seen before." The king shook his head. "Wonder where that road leads. I'd like to see for myself."
Riku was surprised as
Reverse Rebirth - Chapter 18Chapter 18 - Dark to Dark
Riku stepped through the door to see King Mickey waiting for him. "Decided not to go to sleep, huh?" he asked.
"How'd you know?" Riku asked.
"DiZ told me," Mickey replied.
The dark angel's gaze snapped up to see Darkness in Zero suddenly there. "Do you know him?" he asked.
"Gosh, I'm not sure," Mickey admitted. "Gotta feelin' that I met him... somewhere."
"Who are you?" Riku's question was directed at the bandaged figure.
"I could be anybody... or nobody. It is up for you to decide whether you believe in me or not."
Riku smirked. "Boy, somebody likes pushing decisions on others."
"And you have pushed away slumber, making the choice to face Ansem."
"Are you calling me reckless?"
"You have chosen your own path.
Riku was starting to get fed up. "Are you supporting me... or abandoning me?"
"That will be your choice as well."
DiZ stepped forward, drawing something from the folds of his garments. It was a black cloak, hug over his arm as he handed it to Riku.
Reverse Rebirth - Chapter 17Chapter 17: Memory Sorceress
Riku stepped into the mansion to find himself in what looked like Castle Oblivion. But it was odd - everything seemed... hazy. He caught sight of a girl nearby and stepped towards her.
"Are you Naminé?"
The girl nodded. "Yes." Her overall appearance was bright - platinum-blonde hair, ocean blue eyes, and a silvery white dress.
Riku could sense something curious. "I see... that was you."
"Sorry?" Naminé asked.
"It... it's nothing," Riku replied.
Naminé dismissed it. "Please, come this way." She turned and started to step through a large set of doors. Riku followed and found himself on a split of rock in a dark void.
"What... what is this place?"
"This is the Realm Between," Naminé said softly. "It's the realm between light and shadow. But it's not this I want to show you." She turned and glanced up towards the peak of the castle. Riku followed her gaze and smirked.
"If it's there you want to take me, you could have just said
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