Chapter CCIII: The Loot Of A Thousand Worlds, The Quest For Treasure Planet Part XV
“Oh boy!!!” Exclaimed Cait sith as he hopped on up onto one of the hammocks. Doing so, lying back he couldn't help but admit pleased, “Now that's what I call meself a meal! Nothin' ever beat's a hot warm meal in ya belly!”
To which hearing this exclamation, Yeul giggling then replied happily as she climbed on and up into the same netted fabric, “You're so funny, Cait sith!”
Meanwhile Nozomi herself, climbing up and into a hammock next to hers said, “Yeah and loud! You're gonna have to tone that down soon! We all need our shut eye for tomorrow.”
Hearing her as she said this, it was then that Mickey climbing up into his nearby hanging bed said, “Yeah! It looks like it'll be a big day for all of us fella's!”
Nodding himself as he climbed in underneath him, Riku then said, “Yeah because if Silver's right with the navigation and the captain too, then that means-”
“We'll be seeing Treasure Planet tomorrow!” Jim admitted pleased, as he then got in the hammock that was just beneath Nozomi's. As he said this and made himself comfortable, he couldn't help but say as he put his arms underneath his head, “I can't wait!”
Nozomi hearing this was pleased as she then looked down to Jim and smiled saying, “Yeah! Neither can I! I bet it'll be a real sight to see!”
Riku himself though staring on himself from where he was about to climb in, couldn't help but look on with slightly depressed eyes. For seeing Nozomi resting over Jim's hammock, felt a pang made his heart ache. However he couldn't complain about it as he simply uttered, “Yeah... ditto.”
Then as he uttered that, there came in a familiar face, “Yeul? Are you comfortable in here?” For there coming in asking the question, it was none other than Noel.
Seeing him, the long blue haired girl cuddling up with Cait sith in her arms answered him, “Yes, don't worry Noel, I'm fine! Thanks for asking!”
Pleased to know this as he saw her in bed within the hammock, he smiled glad as he said, “Good!” Then looking to the blanket, he told her, “Now let me in tuck you in.”
To which Yeul then simply nodded and as she did so. Noel proceeded with tucking her in with the blanket making her comfy, seeing him being so caring like this Cait sith couldn't help but comment saying, “Aww! Look who's being the caring big brother here, ya're certainly being a big softy here lad, aren't ya?”
Hearing him say this, Noel then looking to the small cat then decided to ask him, “Anything wrong with that?”
Cait sith hearing her say this, then shrugging his shoulders replied, “Nope, I wouldn't say that lad, not at all.”
Noel hearing him say this, replied simply, “Glad to hear that's not a critique then!” For saying that he also had to add, “Besides, it's thanks to you that we're in this situation you know?”
Tilting his head to the side, Cait sith then replied, “Yeah, that's true I ain't gonna deny that lad! But ya know, there's only a certain love and care that a kitty can do and normal teddies just can't!”
Hearing this, Noel couldn't help but smirk as he replied, “I'm sure!” With that he finished tucking Yeul in and as he did so. He then finished saying, “There, well you sleep well Yeul, I'll see you in the morning alright?”
As her guardian said this to her, Yeul then nodded and replied, “Alright, goodnight Noel.”
Smiling simply in reply, Noel then gently rubbed her head before getting up to leave through the door and as he did so, he told them all, “Okay goodnight to you too guys! Sleep well.”
Nodding happily as he said that, Nozomi then replied, “We will! You just say goodnight to Timbre, Balthier Fran and Zidane for us okay?”
Hearing her say this, Noel then replied, “Will do!” Then going out the door he bid them all once more, “Night!” With that he was gone.
Then watching him leave, Nozomi was getting comfy as the others did was quiet. However she then heard near to her, Yeul speak softly, “I hope Raiyana feels better soon...” With that she hugged Cait sith a little closer to her.
As she did so, the small crowned cat then told her, “Don't worry lass, I'm sure she will... I'm sure she will...” with that, there was then a sound of soft purring as Yeul's gentle breathing filled the air. Revealing she'd become immersed in the realms of dreams.
Hearing this Nozomi, then heard the others soft sounds of breathing and as she did, she could feel herself drifting away and as she was. She couldn't help but utter, “I hope... Raiyana will...too” with that the gentle darkness came and with it, the sweet dreams too as the night sky drifted on around them...
It was in the early hours of the next morning, light was streaming in through the barred window up above. As it do so, everyone down below all continued to slumber on...
“Mmm...” Turning over in her hammock, Nozomi it was clear was near to awakening. However still drowsy, she opened her eyes sleepily in a daze. As she did so, she saw the light that was streaming down from above and as she did so, she couldn't help but ask, “Man... what time is it?”
However after a few silent moments, she heard the others all still snoring away and as she did so. She turned over saying, “It's too early...” with that she went to go over to go back to sleep. But as she moved to do so, “Huh?” She rolled over too fast and-!
She dropped out of the hammock, landing on the floor with a crash! Cringing in pain, she sat herself up with her eyes slightly tearing up as she complained, “Owww...! That hurt!” With that she couldn't help but rub her head, trying to ease the terrible ache she was feeling.
Waking up suddenly startled, Jim groggy then asked, “Huh? What? What's...”
Then looking down he saw Nozomi shuddering from the impact from her fall and as he did, he saw that she was rubbing her head. Seeing this, he became curious as he asked her, “Nozomi...what're you doing?”
Slightly more alert from the impact, the dark haired girl revealed, “Suffering...” with that still grumbling, she couldn't help but add, “I fell out of the hammock again...”
Hearing this, Jim then responded, “Oh really...?” Then yawning, his own tired tears came as he finished saying, “That's too bad...”
However there came no response from Nozomi as she continued rubbing away at her head. Desperate to try and make the terrible throbbing go away.
Seeing her like this, Jim then feeling himself wake up a little more decided on something. Swinging his legs over and out of his own hammock, he told her, “I'll go and get you some ointment, that'll make your pain go away faster.”
Hearing him as he said this, Nozomi then replied still holding her head, “Thanks...”
Jim though didn't reply as he busied himself by putting on one of his boots onto his socked feet. Doing this, he then reached for the other one. However as he did this, the remaining boot hopped out of his reach as it headed for some of the stacks of supplies, hiding itself neatly behind it.
The ponytailed brown haired young man though was far from being surprised. Now used to these annoying antics he uttered tiredly, “Morph...” with that he walked on over to get back what was his.
Nozomi herself feeling him walk past her, then became curious as she watched him as she opened up one of her cringing eyes to see what he was doing. As she did, she saw Jim first stuff the back of his shirt into his trousers before crouching down in front of the supplies and leaning over it all he said annoyed, “Morph knock it off, it's too early for this!”
Then suddenly the living transformed boot snuck out from around the supplies and aimed itself as it floated up into the air! Seeing this, Nozomi then cried out, “Hey, Jim!”
But she was too late though, as the boot then kicked itself into his behind! Immediately the young man was wide awake as he turned around mad, crying out, “Hey! Morph!”
Immediately sticking his tongue out, the boot blew a big wet raspberry! Then chuckling aloud, it transformed and the soft gooey creature was revealed in his true form! As he became normal, he quickly snatched up the boot he'd hidden nearby and started flying off with it!
Seeing this happen, Jim went to go straight after him shouting out, “Hey! Get back here!”
To which as the young cabin boy chased him about the place, the pink transformative creature uttered out in his usual copycat manner, “Hey! Get back here!”
Nozomi herself seeing this silly scene before her, quickly forgot about her headache and as she did so, she couldn't help but laugh out loud with a wide smile saying, “You guys!”
However this chaotic ring around that was occurring, woke up a certain individual as he complained, “Urgh? Just what in Pete's dragon is-?”
It was Cait sith, however as he looked and saw what both Jim and Nozomi were doing with Morph as he was flying about. He was silent for a few moments, before uttering with irritation, “It's too early in the morning for this lads...” With that he then cuddled up next to Yeul again as he went to go and catch up on some well deserved Z's.
Jim though himself still in the midst of his chase, then went to grab Morph again! However he missed and immediately the laughing creature went to escape up the stairs carrying the boot with him. As he did so, Jim went quickly to chase after him as he climbed the stairs too.
Nozomi herself on the floor seeing them go, quickly cried out, “Guys wait up!” With that she went to go and pull on her shoes, to see what it was the both of them were getting up to on deck!
Running up onto the deck as quick as she could, Nozomi was chasing as fast as she could after Jim. Then she saw that he was over another part of the deck and had somehow got his other boot back and was using it...like a hammer?
Confused to see this, the female keyblader looking on inquisitively then asked, “Jim what're you doing?”
Hearing this, the ponytailed young man turned around and told her, “It's Morph! He's-!”
Suddenly the cabin boy was struck by a fountain of water at the side of his face! As this occurred, Nozomi then quickly saw it was Morph again who's transformed into a creature similar to a big orange blowfish!
Seeing this, baffled for a moment Nozomi then cried out with a laugh, “Morph!”
With that quickly the transformative creature emerged from the barred flooring where he'd been hiding, as he did so. He then stuck his tongue out and immediately ducked back down again!
As he did so, Jim then cried out, “I'm so gonna get you this time, Morph!”
However Nozomi looking on as the cabin boy was about to begin his bop a mole game. She came up with a better idea and looking to the door, she said, “Well I'm gonna do this, this way!”
Hearing her say this, Jim looking to her asked, “Nozomi? What're you-?”
Quickly though, the female keyblader then rushed forwards towards the stairs that led to the galley. Seeing her go, immediately Jim called out to her, “Hey! Wait up!” With that he then chased after her as she descended down.
Making it quickly down the stairs, Nozomi looked around the empty galley where hours before she'd eaten her dinner with everyone together. Looking about the place, she then asked with a smile on her face, “Okay Morph... where are you hiding in here?”
As she asked this simple question, it was then she heard a little sound of some bubbling giggles! Turning in the direction she thought she could hear it, she turned to a particular long wooden crate in the back. As she did so, she then saw the sight of something fast and pink squirm away!
Seeing this happen, Nozomi then smiled eagerly as she approached the spot where she thought she'd seen the small transforming creature had gone. Quietly she stepped forwards, doing her best so that Morph wouldn't sense her coming!
However as she stepped forwards, suddenly she heard some hurried footsteps. Looking behind herself, she then saw that Jim was coming! He was hurriedly putting his other boot on as he asked her, “Hey! Nozomi what're you-!”
Quickly though he was halted in moments, as Nozomi put a finger to her lips. Signalling for him to be quiet. As he became this way and looked at her puzzled, she then pointed in a certain direction where a big crate was.
Seeing this, Jim was silent however he quickly got the hint and as he did so. He nodded to her with a smile. Looking at him as he did this gesture, Nozomi smiled herself and as she did so. She then carefully took some more careful step forwards and as she did so, Jim followed behind after her following the same method.
Then finally after some more seconds, the female keyblader made it over to the crate. Looking on inside, she was quiet. For there inside she saw within the wooden container were a huge pile of purple fruits, which all seemed to resemble plums.
However staring on down, she then saw one of them suddenly grew big wide eyes! Seeing this she grinned as she cried out, “Ha! We got you now Morph!” With that she reached her hand down to catch him!
Quickly though the small creature flew out from between her fingers as he went to fly out! Laughing as he went! Seeing this she cried out, “Hey Morph! Wait-!”
The laughing creature though was stopped in his tracks, as suddenly Jim's hand came flying forwards shouting out, “Ha! Busted!” With that he caught him!
Seeing him do this, Nozomi then cried out pleased, “Well done Jim! You did it!”
To which the cabin boy grinned widely, however suddenly he was unbalanced as Morph then flew forwards unbalancing him! He cried out in his bubbly happy voice, “Ha! Busted!”
As he did this though, Jim suddenly due to the unbalance went flying forwards and as he did so. He collided straight to Nozomi and-!
Immediately the two of them fell into the crate together! Both of them now submerged in a sea of plums! Aching in pain, Nozomi rubbing her head couldn't help but complain saying, “Ow! Man I don't need two headaches in one day! This is-!”
Quickly though she came to a standstill, for there lying over her. It was none other than Jim! Dumbfounded for a moment, he though quickly saw where he was as he stared down at her with widened eyes as she too did the same, it was clear looking on down at them. That they were both hugely embarrassed as they quickly blushed.
Morph himself seeing this, had no idea of the awkwardness he'd just caused and so laughed loudly at the silly fall the two humans had just done. However hearing this laughter himself, Jim then recovering told her, “Oh um? Sorry Nozomi, I, I'll get off you now.”
Shaking her head though, the female keyblader then told him as she began to recover herself, “Oh no... it's okay Jim, um thanks, I-”
Suddenly though the two of them heard a series of voices. As they did so, they suddenly became quiet as they all said individually,
“We're sick of all this waitin'!”
“We are wanting to move!”
“Exactly! We be-!”
“We don't move until we've got the treasure in hand!”
Hearing this last voice though, immediately Nozomi and Jim recognised it in seconds! It was the voice of none other than Mr Silver! Hearing him, neither keyblader or cabin boy could have any idea of what was going to be said next.
“I say we kill 'em all now!”
Immediately this voice made them both shiver, for quickly they both recognised it to be the voice of Mr Scroop! The blood red and fierce yellow glowing eyed spider legged crew mate. Neither of them could believe it! For what was-!?
“I say what's to say see!”
With that immediately the two of them heard the sound of scuffling. For Mr Silver had grabbed Mr Scroop's long face and had gripped it in his own cybernetic hand and arm. As he did so, immediately the viscous alien was silenced in seconds.
“Disobey my orders again! Like that stunt ya pulled with Mr Arrow! Then so help me, you'll be joining him!”
Hearing Mr Silver say this, Nozomi then couldn't help but whisper in shock and horror, “Mr Scroop? Mr Scroop was the one who-!”
Quickly though Jim pulled her close to him, as he whispered to her, “Shhh! Don't speak!” For he knew then despite the shock, that if these guys heard them both in there. They were as good as doomed!
Nozomi feeling him do this, then could feel Jim's chest close to her face. As she did so, she could hear his heart hammering just like hers from the tension and stress! However now mixed into this was severe embarrassment! However before she was given any time to dwell on it!
Suddenly their entire concealed space was rocked! For Mr Silver had sent the homicidal alien crashing into the side of their crate making the whole thing shudder from the impact! Both of them were tense with worry, even Morph bubbled nervously from this sudden movement and noise!
“Strong talk! But I know otherwise!”
Then hearing those words, quickly with terror, Nozomi saw from above Mr Scroop's big red claw and as she did so. In another second, the terrifying alien reached it down into the crate! It was getting nearer and nearer to them by the second!
“You got something to say Scroop?”
Shocked with her eyes widening Nozomi had no idea what to do! She didn't know what to-!
Surprising her though, quickly Jim acted as he moved a plum and made it so Mr Scroop took it without a second thought out of the crate in moments. Seeing this, Nozomi knew that was a brave and clever move! However she didn't have the chance to tell Jim as she and him heard Mr Scroop say,
“It's that boy and girl!”
Unbeknownst to both keyblader and cabin boy. Mr Silver looked on with shock towards Mr Scroop as he carried on with his observations saying,
“I saw ya both, playin' the wonderful carer for 'em! Sobbin their hearts out!”
“Just what are ya getting' at?”
Hearing this angry tone, both Nozomi and Jim silently then heard Mr Scroop continue on. However out of their sight, he pierced the plum in it's centre with his pincer as he revealed what his suspicious thoughts were to the rest of the mutinous crew,
“Me thinks ya have a soft spot for 'em!”
Listening on and hearing these words, neither of the concealed couple could guess what Silver was expressing on his face, as the mutinous crew all uttered amongst themselves at this accusation. But they did hear his voice after a moment say,
“Now mark me! The lot of ya! I care about one thing! And one thing only!”
“Ya think I'd risk it all, for the sake of a couple of nose wipein' welps!”
As these words were spoken, Nozomi felt like her heart was beginning to crack inside as she thought about how she'd confessed about her inner turmoils to Mr Silver. She'd trusted him and-!
Then looking to Jim, she saw that he too seemed to be feeling the same as he had the saddest shocked expression that she'd ever seen. However she couldn't move or do anything for him in the position that they were in, for-
“What was it now, ya got the makin's of greatness in ya!”
“Or what was that other one?
“Ya're a little star for continuin' to shine brightly, despite all the tribulations that could have brought ya crumblin' down...”
Mr Scroop mocked him, as he then took his claws together and made himself look caring as he looked to his commander with taunting eyes as he grinned devilishly. It was clear though that Mr Silver didn't take kindly to this as he then shouted out mad,
“Shut yer yap!”
“I cozyed up to them kids to keep 'em off our scent!”
“But I ain't gone soft!”
Hearing this, it was then that Jim and Nozomi could hear Mr Silver's true colours. As they did, neither of them could really believe it! However thinking again, the female keyblader then thought of Riku's words that he'd said before... that she couldn't trust everyone and now those words were-!
Immediately at this loud call, the scheming mutinous alien crew all became excited and as they did so. They all quickly marched out of the galley, followed by Mr Silver himself who grinned with excitement and instantly he followed suit behind them all!
Then finally as the noise all died down and the coast was finally clear, Nozomi and Jim emerged out of the crate. As they did so, stepping out of it together Morph excited by all the noise now, left them both behind in the dark room. The two of them it was clear were both still horribly shaken by what had happened, for they'd been betrayed so badly...
Nozomi knowing this then looked to the cabin boy and as she did so, she asked, “Jim?”
Hearing her ask for him, the young man looked to her and as he did he asked her sadly, “I'm complete idiot aren't I...? I'm a fool.”
As she heard him say these words, the female keyblader looking at him could see the pain in his eyes. Seeing it, she then felt terrible now, not just for herself but for him too. For they'd both suffered the same betrayal, realising this she moved her arms and then held him, hugging him gently.
Feeling her do this suddenly he asked her startled, “Nozomi? What're you-?”
“It's okay... it's alright, Jim... it's all gonna be okay,” The female keyblader told him sadly.
Hearing her voice, the brown haired young man could almost feel she'd cry herself as her voice trembled. Feeling her do this, he then felt his heart beat faster inside of himself and as he did so, he moved his own arms and held her too. Trying to ease the pain she was now feeling too...as she tried to ease his.
“There it is! Feast yer eyes!!!”
Standing up on board as the rest of the crew all emerged to see the sight of Treasure Planet. Everyone on board was mesmerised! For there emerging from mists of green and debris of rock, was the much talked about legendary planet with it's two orbiting rings circling around it. It truly was a marvel for all to see!
Seeing the reactions of the crew that was around him, Balthier standing to one side couldn't help but comment, “Now that certainly is a bright stage for our cast, if I do say so?”
Hearing him say this beside him, grinning Timbre couldn't help but agree and say, “You got that right boss, it's incredible!”
Grinning himself, Zidane then had to admit too, “Yeah! I can't wait to see the treasure they've been talking about! Maybe we could score something!”
Yeul herself holding her deer teddy again simply smiled as she stood next to Noel who smiled too, for this really was thrilling for them both and all their friends to see! Fran herself though looking on at the planet quietly had her arms folded and as she did so, she couldn't help but comment as she felt the aura of it, “That planet... I sense great amount of trepidation in the air from it.”
However unaware of her saying these words, Riku standing with Mickey couldn't help but be marvelled too by the sight. Looking to his fellow keyblader, he told him, “Now this is really somethin' to see, ain't it Riku?”
Nodding as he heard him say this, the white keyblader replied, “Yeah it is! It's incredible!”
Cait sith himself though had to say though, “Incredible? It's spectacular lad! Words beyond amazement! This is something no-one should miss!” Then as he said those words, he remembered as he looked about, “But mentioning that, where's that daft banshee got off too? She and that Jim lad are missin' all the action up on here!”
Hearing him say this, as he stood on his shoulder. Riku stopping for a moment as he realised what his feline companion said to be true, he turned and looked around himself too and said, “Yeah they are, where are they both?” For with them both being absent from this moment, bothered him greatly inside...
However Mr Silver himself, looking on at the sight of his sought out planet. Then realised as he stood with his crew and finally Morph. He saw that he was missing something in particular that he really needed at that moment as he began trying to search within his pockets, “Where the devil's me glass!?”
Nozomi still in the midst of comforting Jim for a moment, then felt that things were slightly better. But only slightly, feeling his warmth for a little bit more for a moment she decided then finally, “Um, Jim?”
Hearing her voice, Jim then asked her, “Yeah?”
Seeing she'd got his attention she asked, “Um, could you let go of me now?”
At this request, Jim remembering himself then immediately let her go and said, “Oh yeah... um? Sorry...” still embarrassed a little as Nozomi looked back up to him. He though decided to tell her one thing more, “Um, thanks for that.”
As she heard this gratitude being given to her, Nozomi though simply smiled and told him, “It's okay...” however she quickly realised, “Now c'mon! We have to go! We gotta tell Riku and the others about what Silver-!”
Freezing in moments as she heard this familiar voice, immediately both Nozomi and Jim then saw that arriving back in the galley. It was none other than Mr Silver, his eyes were widened just as much as theirs were! However looking at them both, a serious look came into his eyes as he quickly realised what they knew.
Nozomi and Jim then too forgot their shock and in seconds, they had the same look. As the tension quickly rose up into the air the two of them stepped back, with a glare in their gazes as they looked to the cyborg.
Seeing this himself, Mr Silver then spoke slowly as he asked approaching them, “Ya both playin' games are ya?”
Nozomi hearing him say this, then prepared herself as she readied her right hand for her keyblade. For she knew thing's were about to get messy. While Jim himself beside her, then felt something small and sharp behind him upon one of the tables, as he did so he took it as the female keyblader told the cyborg, “Yeah? Something like that...”
Hearing this reply from her, Mr Silver looked up and around himself for a moment as he then replied, “Oh I see...well I was never much good at playin' games.” With those words his right cybernetic arm behind him, turned and changed clicking in place as a pistol as he finished saying, “Always hated to lose...”
Nozomi hearing the click, knew it was time. She had to move! But before she could, she heard, “Hm? Me too!” With that suddenly Jim moved and stabbed a knife into the cyborg's right leg!
Seeing the gas leak everywhere Nozomi was shocked! However before she could say anything she felt a tug on her arm and instantly Jim told her, “Nozomi c'mon! Let's move!” With that the cabin boy dragged her up with him up the stairs!
Nozomi flustered behind him then cried out, “Jim wait! Whoa!” For there was no time for disagreements and the cabin boy knew that, as he pulled her up with him!
Mr Silver himself seeing them both go shouted out mad, “Blast it! Oi get back here!” However it was no use, they were gone! Angered at this, he couldn't believe it! He couldn't believe things had-!?
“Ha! Well it looks like the cat's out of the bag for ya! Ain't it?”
Hearing this voice, immediately the cyborg turned and as he did so, he saw there behind him that it was none other than, “Pete! I mighta known!?”
The overweight villain though simply grinned and laughed as he informed him, “Well who else were ya thinkin' it be!” Then as he looked at the cyborg he couldn't help but remark further, “Though I gotta say yer lookin' real worse for wears!”
Growling in agitation as he heard this, Mr Silver then heard another familiar voice say coldly, “Indeed, that does seem to be the case at this moment.”
Turning as he heard her, Mr Silver then said, “And Hari lass...” Seeing her look at him as emotionlessly as usual, he couldn't help but be sarcastic, “Yer still as benevolent and sweet as ever, ain't ya?”
Hari though hearing this it was clear was in no mood for humour as she spoke on, “Thing's have gone out of your hands now.” Saying that she looked to the stairs and as she did so, she went on to say, “And since they have... that means you will have to take power and master this expedition immediately.”
Hearing her say this, Mr Silver seeing her be so serious then asked her, “And let me guess, ya're all gonna be rollin' out the bloomin' red carpet for me to do it?”
As she heard this being put to her, Hari then replied, “If those are the terms you wish to use...” however she then decided to inform him, “But it will not just be I and Pete who will be providing that for you.”
Mr Silver a little puzzled to hear this, then asked, “Just what're ya-?”
“I will assist you, Mr Silver.”
Hearing this voice, the cyborg turned and saw with shock someone he never would have expected, “Rai lass?”
The dark blue haired girl stepping out of the shadows had a cold serious expression on her face. As she did so, she informed him, “I will help with the take over... so that we may be able gain Treasure Planet.”
As all of the crew continued on with their celebrations on board. Riku though was becoming terribly concerned for Nozomi and so leaving the king with Balthier and the others, he decided to begin searching. With Cait sith on his shoulder though he heard him say, “Don't worry lad! We'll find her soon! She couldn't have gotten that-!”
“Riku! Mickey! Cait sith! Everyone!!!”
Immediately turning as the familiar male voice sounded out, it was then everyone on board turned and saw a couple of familiar faces!
For there arriving on the deck, it was none other than, “Jim lad! Nozomi lass!” Cait sith cried out! As he did so looking at them, he couldn't help but complain saying, “Just where've the both of ya been! Ya've missed the entire-!”
“Listen! There's something you need to know!”
Riku hearing Nozomi cry this out too, though couldn't help but notice that Jim was holding onto her hand. Seeing this, he asked shocked, “Nozomi? You and Jim-?”
“It's Mr Silver!”
Mickey standing with the others who were shocked, the king then repeated curiously, “Mr Silver?”
Nozomi then seeing everyone's eyes on her, cried out loudly for everyone to hear.
“He can't be trusted! He's-!”
Suddenly from behind both the keyblader and cabin boy, a cannon blast came forth sending them flying!
Seeing this with alarm, immediately Riku and Mickey along with Cait sith ran in their direction as they all cried out, “Nozomi!” “Jim!” “Lads!”
Balthier in the meantime standing with the rest of his crew, then saw above them Mr Silver emerge and with a triumphant evil grin on his face. He then declared to his mates, “Change in plans lads!!! With the heartless we're all movin' now!!!”
Immediately at his cry it was then that the rest of his crew all at first perplexed then grinned and moved in to join their true captain! As they did so, quickly in moments huge hordes of heartless began to appear everywhere from darkened portals in the floor, some as ships, pirates and others as shadows!
Yeul terrified to see this all happening as she hugged her teddy close to herself, then felt Noel move and place himself before her protectively as his friends all did the same!
Seeing the situation had changed dramatically, Balthier drawing his pistol out couldn't help but say, “Well, I was wondering when the second act would begin!” With that as he said those words, the RLS Legacy's white flag that had been hung to wave was quickly taken down and changed for the dark skull and crossbones of the pirates... as finally, the siege was underway!