Chapter CCX: The Loot Of A Thousand Worlds, The Quest For Treasure Planet Part XXII
Running down the corridors together, Jim with Timbre and Zidane followed by Ben including Yeul, were all on their way to get the treasure map back. The long metallic corridors, surrounded by all the piping and steel enforced linings were ominous. Giving them all the feeling of being trapped, as they were lit up by the orange glow of the engines below.
However it was clear none of them were going to give up! Running forwards as he held his spear ready, Timbre had to ask, “How much further is it!?”
Hearing him, immediately Jim responded, “It won't be long now! We'll be there in a second!”
Listening to this response as he carried his daggers in both hands, Zidane then replied, “Good! Cause I don't fancy our chances against-!”
Suddenly again the whole frame of the ship shook! Looking above quickly, Jim didn't need to guess what was causing it! As he thought how Nozomi was facing against Raiyana, he couldn't only pray for one thing, “I hope that Noel and Cait sith are with her now!”
With that no-one said another word, as they all continued to venture further into the depths of the ship. However, Yeul running with everyone couldn't help but turn her green eyes up to the ceiling. As she did so, imagining the battle that was occurring between her friend's, she whispered worriedly, “Everyone...”
Moving fast, Nozomi was flying through the air! Aiming her keyblade, she concentrated on her target and cried out loudly, “Swift Star Rays!” With that in seconds, the shining comets of light raced out of her keyblade and went to strike her target!
Raiyana, on the riggings of the ship. Seeing the glittering attack coming her way, immediately evaded running along the tall beams of wood with total ease. As she did so, she looked back at Nozomi with a keen determined look in her clear opaque eyes.
Seeing her do this, Nozomi was frustrated as she drew her blade back and said mad, “Darn! I missed again!” For Raiyana's powers of evasion were incredible, she'd barely been able to make any hits on her so far! If thing's continued like this at this rate, then-?
Stirred out of her thoughts in a second, by a particular scottish tone on her shoulder. Nozomi saw Cait sith pointing in a certain direction with a gloved paw saying, “Incoming!”
Hearing him, the female keyblader saw quickly below Raiyana's winged dusks were heading straight for her! Their mouths were open and ready and quickly they started to shoot their blasts of fire at her!
Her eyes widening as she saw this, immediately the female keyblader acted! Manoeuvring herself out of the way of the attack she gritted her teeth and taking her blade, she cried out loudly, “Blizzaga!” Immediately the powerful ice spell and balls of fire collided in the air!
In seconds the Dusks were thrown back by this ferocious power as Nozomi was! Turning the air as she tried to regain herself, she spoke with a gasp, “Man that was too-!”
Turning hurriedly as she heard this call, Nozomi then saw with alarm one of Raiyana's Dusk's had somehow come up from behind her! Seeing the creature she saw that it's mouth was blazing with flames and-!
Immediately it unleashed it's fire upon the defenceless keyblader! Nozomi seeing the attack coming braced herself for the impact as she moved her arms protectively crying out, “AGH!!!”
Suddenly though another voice shouted out! Then-!
Opening and turning her lilac eyes up, Nozomi then saw in surprise it was none other than, “Noel!?”
For there slicing through the monster with both his blades, it was none other than the blue clad hunter! As the creature turned to darkened shards, he immediately caught onto a spare rope that was hanging from the riggings! As he did so, he turned and asked, “Hey! You okay!?”
Hearing this question, Nozomi quickly nodded in response. As she did so, Cait sith then spoke up clearly pleased, “Good thing ya acted when ya did lad! Otherwise me and the lass here woulda been-!
However quickly, the small cat was stopped in his tracks. For quickly Nozomi moved back in the air! As she did this, Noel too quickly moved back! Swinging upon the rope! The crowned feline then nearly losing his balance cried out mad, “Oi! What do ya think yer doin' lass!? What-!”
“You have no time to relax!”
It was then that a familiar voice spoke up. Looking Cait sith saw with Nozomi and Noel, that it was none other than Raiyana! Her double bladed scythe in both her darkened hands, she stared on with a dangerous light glowing in her clear eyes.
As she did so, the small cat was silent as she stared at him and his comrade. Nozomi herself though, gripping her own blade, could sense was coming! Noel was the same too, as he held both the rope and one of his blades tightly.
Raiyana herself then launched the fight as she cried out, “For you have me to deal with!” With that she immediately charged at Nozomi!
Seeing her coming, Nozomi too rushed forwards! Both weapons struck instantly into each other! Making sparks fly as they grated against each other!
Feeling all these hot sparks come his way, Cait sith then cried out, “Hey! Whoa! Whoa!” However, his protests were ignored. As Nozomi and Raiyana concentrated on each other, for both were not going to back down from this!
Seeing her do this, as she concentrated hard on her. Raiyana could almost feel like she could see a fire burning in her lilac coloured eyes. As she did so, she couldn't help but remember how she'd looked at her so kindly before... it was-
Suddenly though she was distracted! For there coming to strike her from behind was Noel! Seeing him, she immediately forgot her thoughts and leapt out of the way!
Swinging on the rope, Noel saw quickly that he missed his target! For looking behind, he saw Raiyana begin to run upon the riggings again and as she did so, he immediately went to chase her down! Following closely behind her!
Seeing him go, Nozomi knew she couldn't let him deal with this alone! So quickly she went to join the chase too! Feeling her do this, Cait sith then cried out loudly, “Alright lass! C'mon! Let's get goin'! Let's get her!”
With a single nod, hearing this call Nozomi then replied, “You got it!”
Raiyana as she ran, turned to look behind her. As she did so, she quickly saw both Nozomi and Noel were on her tail! Coming in closer and closer towards her! Looking at them, she was reluctant to take both of them on at once, however clenching her weapon... she knew there was no other choice! So turning about face, she charged straight towards them both!
Seeing her charging straight towards him, Noel immediately brought up both of his swords! Doing so, Raiyana rammed into him! As the sparks began to fly between them, he couldn't help but admit through gritted teeth, “Looks like you got better!”
Hearing this, Raiyana then replied, “Naturally! You couldn't expect me not to improve over the course of time, do you?”
As this was told to him, Noel couldn't think of anything to say back! Instead he pushed himself forwards, using all the strength that was at his disposal!
Looking at him as he did this, Raiyana concentrating felt something! As she did-!
Immediately behind her, she heard Nozomi's voice again! There she saw that the female keyblader was trying to make a blow on her from her back! However she knew better, she wasn't going to be taken down by a move like this!
Suddenly she swung her double edged scythe! As she did, her weapon stopped both the keyblader and hunter in seconds! As the weapons were barred by both blades of her deadly weapon, both of her attackers were shocked!
It was then taking this moment of surprise, that Raiyana acted! Immediately she began to spin in the air, with unnatural grace making her blade dance with her! As she did this, both Noel and Nozomi were thrown off her!
However as they were swung back, quickly both of them went in to charge again! They had to stop Raiyana! They had to!
As the warriors flew about in the air, trying to bring the transformed Nobody down. Neither of them could leave a single mark on her, she danced in about them with no difficulty whatsoever! They couldn't touch her at all!
Seeing this, Nozomi flying back for a moment then couldn't help but say mad, “Dammit! We'll never get anywhere at this rate! We'll-!”
Suddenly from below, meteors of fire came flying upwards! As they did, immediately moving out of the way, Nozomi cried out, “Whoa!”
Annoyed Cait sith then cried out mad, “Oi!” With that he turned and saw who was firing at them! It was Raiyana's Dusks! They had taken off from the floor of the ship and were coming in their direction flying up with their bat like wings!
Seeing them coming, irritated Cait sith then couldn't help but comment, “Those runts! They're playin' dirty!”
Evading again these fiery missiles that came their way, Nozomi then irritated replied mad, “You're telling me!” But gripping her keyblade, she then said, “We better clean this up!” With that she rushed forwards, to take care of the trouble making monsters!
Quiet as he heard this, Cait sith turned back to see Raiyana still fighting against Noel. As he continued to do this, it was clear he was beginning to struggle against her fearsome power. Seeing this, he then couldn't help but turn back to the enemies who were still charging up in their direction. As he did so and he looked next to Nozomi, he knew that thing's wouldn't end on a good note if they continued things at this rate... it was obvious, that a plan was going to have to be made. Then thinking this, he knew what he had to be done next and quickly he moved to get things set in motion!
Running down the stairs as the sounds of battle continued to rain on from above, it was finally then that everyone made it to the section of the ship where the Long Boats were located. Looking around themselves, Timbre could feel a bit of relief inside as he sighed saying, “Finally we're here!”
Looking about himself, his hands still ready upon his daggers, Zidane spoke too, “Yeah finally...” Then as he did-
More loud powerful sounds came booming! As they did so, Zidane then said feeling the urgency of the situation, “Now let's hurry up and get going! Nozomi, Noel and Cait sith are gonna need us!”
Hearing him say this, Jim then nodded as he replied, “Right!” With that he quickly ran forwards to go to where he was sure Morph had left the map before.
Immediately following after the Cabin Boy, Zidane and Timbre came running. As they did so, Ben and Yeul too chased after them. As they did so, looking about herself the young long blue haired girl, couldn't help but feel something was waiting to happen... her anxiousness making her shiver at the thought as well as thinking about what was still happening up above. She couldn't help but say, “I don't like this...”
Hearing her say these words, Ben then seeing the worried look on the young blue haired girl's face decided to try and comfort her. Taking her hand in his long metallic fingers, he told her with a grin, “Oh don't worry there Yeully! We're so gonna get through this! Our pals and us are gonna get through this thing with no problem! Just you wait and see!”
Surprised by his encouraging touch, along with the big grin on his face. Yeul couldn't help but ask, “Really? Do you believe that Ben?”
With a single firm nod, Ben replied enthusiastically, “I know so! In fact I know so I could shout for joy!” Saying that, he then bent back and opening his mouth laughed loudly, “AH! HA HA HA HA!”
Immediately this loud cry was met with fierce angry whispers from Jim, Timbre along with Zidane. Hearing them quickly along with seeing the annoyance that was on their faces, Ben then felt embarrassed as he told them cringing slightly, “Ah! Oh.... sorry guys!” With that he put both his robotic hand together in prayer.
As he did this, most of the guys sighed. While Jim himself rolled his eyes at these words. While Yeul at first dumbfounded, couldn't help but giggle. For Ben's silliness was quite awkwardly relaxing in these types of situations.
Jim though not in the mood for these types of shenanigans, walked towards a certain roll of rope that was on the floor. Bending down, he quickly sifted through the long dangling and tangled strays of ropes, he finally found what he was looking for. There he saw gleaming in what lighting there was, was the round golden sphere which was the map to Treasure Planet.
Relief washing over him despite the awful tense situation, Jim couldn't help but say with a smile coming to his face, “Yes... finally!”
Seeing the map was back in their possession again, everyone else couldn't help but smile too. Timbre too then said with a grin, “Good!' However letting this brief positivity wash over him quickly, he looked back above and said with determination re-surfacing, “Now, let's get back to the others and end this mess!”
Hearing him say this, Jim moved putting the sphere into his pocket and replied, “Right!” With that he went to move forwards again, but before he could make any big distance-!
“Looks like ya got yerselves a real treasure, haven't ya Cabin Boy?”
Freezing in shock as he heard this voice speaking from behind him, everyone looked on in horror! For the speaker who was now revealed to them, it was none other than Mr Scroop! Turning immediately to look at him, Jim then saw that the red skinned pincered alien was grinning at them menacingly as he saw what they had come to claim!
This was not good news! Jim knew it and immediately acting on impulse he started to run! As he did so, quickly Mr Scroop went to give chase!
Seeing him do this, Timbre then cried out, “Oh no you don't!” With that he went to chase after them both! To stop any attacks the horrible alien would try to make on his pal!
Zidane looking at his friend as he left, knew the situation was dire! But he had to make sure it wouldn't get any worse! So turning he told his young crew mate and robot, “Ben! Keep Yeul safe! Get her out of here!” With that drawing out his daggers he added, “It's gonna get messy out here!”
Hearing this instruction, though scared Yeul protested saying with worry, “But Zidane! We can't leave you all too-!”
“Aye! Aye! There monkey boy!”
With that suddenly distracted by this declaration, Yeul was quickly taken by the hand and as she was, she was being lead in another direction! As she was she saw it was Ben leading her, saying with a keen grin, “C'mon Yeully! We gotta stay out of the way!”
With that Ben hurriedly began to drag Yeul behind with him. As he did so though, the long blue haired girl cried out, “But Ben I-!”
It was too late though, she was being dragged away too quickly to protest. As She was, all she could do was look back to Zidane who revealed a small smile of relief as they disappeared around the corner. As they did so, looking back he then uttered, “Now it's time to deliver some pay back!” With that he went to chase after Timbre and Jim, so he could deliver some swift justice to Mr Scroop.
Moving swiftly, Noel immediately smashed straight into Raiyana's double sided scythe! As he did so, they once again were grating against each other ferociously!
Looking at him with serious focused eyes, Raiyana then couldn't help but ask, “You must be tired? Trying to destroy me like this?”
Hearing her ask this, Noel then responded to her, “Whoever said I was trying to do that!”
Surprised to hear him say this, Raiyana didn't understand why he was saying that? But before she could say anything, Noel then informed her, “I'm just trying to stop you! From making a mistake that you'll regret horribly!”
As this single word was uttered, Raiyana's eyes widening repeated, “Regret?” However quickly something inside of her snapped inside with fury! Her eyes narrowing, she then moved swiftly and struck Noel away from her!
Immediately hitting one of the huge masts that were behind them, Noel cringed as he looked up to Raiyana in pain.
As he did so though, the girl was clearly infuriated as her entire aura seemed to bristle with dangerous power. As she did so, she then told him practically spitting out the words, “What do you think you know about regret!?”
With that moving her double scythe back, she told him ready to make her next blow, “You've never experienced what I have! To have someone you love die because of you! To discover you're not even human! To know that your very power makes you a danger to everyone you approach!?”
Hearing her say these words, Noel could feel her rage and as he did, he could feel something fierce begin to ignite itself within her! As he did so, he could take a quick guess what it was! However suddenly he was distracted! For behind Raiyana he saw-!
The transformed Nobody looking at Noel, didn't notice the surprise that was on the hunter's face. For thinking of all the mistakes she'd made and everything that had went so wrong... something was unravelling inside of her! She didn't care anymore! She was going to destroy everything that was infuriating her! Everything that was getting in the way! Everything that was-!
Immediately distracted, the Nobody turned and as she did. There she saw floating in mid air, was none other than Nozomi! Her keyblade aimed straight at her!
Running forwards, Jim was desperate to escape from Mr Scroop as he followed after him! Like a bloodhound chasing a fox! He couldn't let him catch him and get his claws on the map! For if that happened then-!
It was too terrible of an idea to conceive! So acting as he ran, he quickly pulled and made some barrels that were in his way fall and roll down the corridor!
Seeing these obstacles coming his way, Mr Scroop acted and quickly evading these objects he got up on the ceiling! Then using his spider like legs, he used them to quickly manoeuvre himself forwards towards his intended victim!
Coming round the corner quickly, Timbre running cried out immediately, “Jim!?” Then as he ran he saw the obstacles that were coming! As he did, he cried out, “Hey! Whoa!” However using his quick, acrobatic abilities and his nimble cat reflexes and balance, he avoided them! Then running forwards, he cried out, “Wait up!”
Jim on his side though, had no time to do that! He had to be swift! He had to get away! But now the problem was, what could he do!? Then as that thought occurred to him, “Whoa!?”
Immediately he tripped as he hurried forwards! Landing painfully on the floor, he turned over and there above him with his dangerous pincer raised to strike him. It was none other than Mr Scroop!
Seeing him over him, Jim was helpless! He couldn't move as he looked on with widened terrified eyes!
Timbre running forwards and seeing this, then cried out, “Jim!?”
Mr Scroop seeing he had his prey right where he wanted him! Grinned sinisterly and as he did so, he moved his claw back to deliver the final blow!
Suddenly though, the tall red alien was distracted! For there before him came a pink fluid shape! But before he could get anymore details-!
For quickly Mr Scroop was poked in the eyes, by a gloved hand! Then this hand moved quickly away and flew immediately into Jim's pocket!
The stunned Cabin Boy then quickly realised who'd come to his aid! Immediately he couldn't help but cry out in amazement, “Morph! It's you!”
Hearing him though, the small pink transformative creature only shivered in reply. For with all the fighting that had happened above on Deck and coming face to face with Mr Scroop as he'd been desperately searching for everyone. He had been scared him witless! He was not having a good day!
Seeing him shake in fear, Jim quickly remembered his own situation! As he did so, he immediately got himself back on his feet and moved swiftly away from Mr Scroop!
As he did so, it was then that the sinister alien recovered from his temporary blindness and as he did. He turned back to his prey infuriated and said, “Why you little-!”
“I don't think so buddy!”
For then suddenly, coming between him and his target. Was Timbre! His long spear aimed and poised right under the red alien's neck.
Hearing this and seeing the weakened position he was now in. All Mr Scroop could do was gulp and look on with his wide startled yellow eyes in shock at the young pink haired cat boy. Who now held his life in his hands!
Quickly taking Yeul into a safe room, Ben closing the door behind them. Then looked about them, as he did so he said, “Well this is good! We'll be safe in here no doubt whatsoever!”
Grinning as he said these words, Ben then turned his glowing wide green eyes in Yeul's direction. As he did so, he then saw the sad look that was in her eyes, as she looked down to the floor.
Seeing her look this way, Ben felt bad for her. But before he could say anything to comfort her, he heard the young girl say, “There really is nothing we can do for them, is there?”
Puzzled as he heard this, Ben then uttered simply, “Huh?”
Yeul hearing the puzzlement in his voice, then replied, “We can't do anything to help the others... even now, there's nothing you and I can do for them... there's nothing we can do.”
Hearing her say this, Ben opened his mouth and was about to say something brightly. However, he quickly stopped again... for he couldn't deny it sadly. There really was nothing they could do, looking to the side he turned his green eyes away from her.
But immediately as he did so, something caught his attention. As he did so, he looked on with total surprise! However looking quickly back to Yeul and seeing her depression... he quickly decided on something! Moving over to her, he then put his robotic hands on her shoulders and said, “Yeully!”
As she heard the urgency in his voice, Yeul surprised looked up at Ben slightly bewildered. As she did so, she heard him say beginning to grin, “Don't give up yet! There's something we can do for the other guys!”
Quiet as she heard this, Yeul in disbelief then asked, “Huh? There is?”
Nodding, Ben then gave her the thumbs up and as he did, he told her, “Yep! Or my middle name's not Shirley!”
Yeul puzzled as she heard this, repeated uncertainly, “Shirley?” However she didn't get another chance to ask more, for quickly Ben proceeded on with his plan as he opened up a certain door that was on the wall.
Raiyana seeing Nozomi had her keyblade aimed at her, looked to her angrily! But before she could move to do anything-!
It was then that Cait sith on Nozomi's shoulder spoke up! As he did so, Noel looking at him heard him cry out, “Move yaself! Now!”
With that hearing these words, Noel didn't have a clue at what the keyblader and cat were up to! But he didn't have the time to doubt them! So quickly he went to go and do that request, so replied “Okay!” But as he could do so-!
Suddenly Noel's path was blocked! For Raiyana barred him using her long double bladed scythe! As she did this, the hunter looked to her with wide eyes and heard her say, “You're not going anywhere!”
Seeing the rage that was in Raiyana's eyes chilled him! For he almost couldn't see the eyes of the friend he'd known before. But before he could comprehend more-!
Immediately the powerful fire spell came straight for Raiyana's back! Sensing this attack coming, quickly the transformed Nobody moved and using her double bladed scythe sliced the spell in half in seconds! Making it miss it's target!
Seeing this occur, Noel then saw his chance and hurriedly moved himself grabbing a nearby rope he swung quickly away from Raiyana's position! Sensing him do this, Raiyana then seeing this action became incensed and immediately turned her gaze back to Nozomi!
The moment she did this though, the female keyblader turned and instantly cried out, “Thundaga!” Then doing this-!
Instantly the Dusk's below moved upwards as they were struck by the ferocious lightning spell! Agitated they flew straight towards the female keyblader! However as they came flying, she didn't move a muscle!
Seeing her do this, Raiyana was confused. What was she doing? What was-?
Suddenly the Dusk's released their fire of meteors from their mouths! However still the female keyblader didn't move! Then as the shots got closer and closer-!
“Now lass! Now!
At that moment as Cait sith cried out, immediately Nozomi took off into the air! Launching herself high! Missing the missiles! However as she did so-!
Suddenly the shots came straight as Raiyana stood in disbelief! However quickly despite the fire that was coming she was able to evade it all! But-!
Quickly her very monsters swarmed in! Slamming straight into her, as they fluttered chaotically and confused in the air! Feeling this angered she cried out, “What're you all doing!? What-!”
But she didn't get the chance to continue as-!
Immediately Nozomi came storming in! Quickly, striking each of the monsters with her keyblade she stunned them all! Then turning as she went to aim in another direction she cried out, “Noel!”
Then quickly getting the blue clad hunter's attention as he looked on with amazement, he heard her cry out, “Help me here!” With that she evaded a clawed punch and turned delivering a decisive slice into the monster's middle!
Hearing her and seeing her do this act, Noel felt no hesitation! He immediately replied, “Alright!” With that he charged in swinging upon his rope and quickly joined the fray with her! Slicing into each and all the monsters with his blades!
Together both keyblader and hunter sliced into the terrible Dusk's over and over again! None of the creature's in their confused state without the orders of their master could move correctly! As they all fluttered about madly trying to fire and slice the attackers that were coming at them all.
“Agh!” Bumped into again by another one of her Dusk's Raiyana had no chance against the monsters! Irritated she was given no room to move against the stampede that had come at her! Irritated she cried out mad, “You stupid monsters! How could you all-!”
As this cry was sounded out, Raiyana turned and as she did. She saw that both Noel and Nozomi were standing some way away from the chaos she was within. But before she could comprehend more, the female keyblader moved her weapon and then cried out loudly as she aimed, “Luminous Tornado!”
With that in seconds, a huge glowing tornado was created as she spun her blade into the air! Then as this occurred immediately the monsters and Raiyana herself were all caught up in the storm that was created!
Then in seconds as she was sent hurtling up above, immediately rushing up Noel moved and using his agility and strength he dispatched all the monsters in seconds making them all turn into darkened shards!
Seeing this in shock as this happened, Raiyana's eyes widened and he couldn't believe these two had changed thing's so quickly! That the two of them had... as these thoughts occurred to her though, as she fell through the air. Something inside was ignited... something that burned!
Seeing that he had Mr Scroop right where he wanted him. Timbre couldn't help but grin, as he did so he told him, “Looks like the big bad bug isn't so scary now is he?”
Hearing this, Mr Scroop angered gritted his sharp teeth! However before he could move to say anything, “Jim! Timbre!”
It was then turning he saw that it was the monkey tailed prisoner that had been bound down before. Seeing him free didn't please the red skinned alien in the slightest!
But the pink haired cat boy seeing his pal was free, was more than pleased and so he told him with a grin, “Hey! Zidane! You're a bit late to the party!”
As he saw that everything seemed to be well, the monkey tailed young man sighed. Then grinning he replied, “I can see that! You don't have a cake waiting for me do ya?”
“Nope!” Timbre joked with a grin.
Jim seeing these two animal tailed guys had the time to be leisurely like this, couldn't help but sigh. But he was more relaxed now, for with Mr Scroop now in their custody, all that they had to do was-
Suddenly the lights went off! Everything was cast into darkness! Seeing this happen, immediately Timbre cried out, “Hey! What's going on?!”
Seeing the darkness that he'd now immersed them in, Ben then said bashfully, “Oh! Oops, wrong wire!” With that he laughed at his silly mistake.
Yeul though seeing the darkness they were now in, was terrified for their friends! So immediately she told him, holding onto his robotic arm, “Ben! Turn the lights back on! Hurry! Or the others will-!”
“Alright! Alright! I'm on it Yeully don't worry!” With that placing the wire back in place, the robot then proclaimed, “There it's fixed now!”
Relieved to know this as she held her racing heart, while the lights blinked back on. She could only hope that the others were doing alright at that moment.
Meanwhile, unaware of the chaos that was occurring below. Nozomi and Noel, were silent for there before them still in her transformed state was none other than Raiyana. She was lying upon the floor of the ship, unmoving her long hair masking away her head and face.
Seeing her like this, Nozomi couldn't help but look on at her sadly. For in the plan that she'd cooked up with Cait sith, she'd hoped to try and not hurt her too badly... for maybe now without her Dusk's surrounding them, she might listen to reason.
But still worried, she looked to her comrade and decided to ask him, “Noel? Do you think she's alright?”
Hearing her ask this question, Noel then nodded and told her, “She should be, it would take more than a stampede of monsters to bring Raiyana down.”
Quiet as she heard this, Nozomi looked to the girl again still uncertain about this situation. However, Cait sith on her shoulder then decided to inform her, “Oh don't worry ya head off lass! I just reckon she's just havin' a lyin' sulk!”
Sceptical as she heard this, Nozomi repeated, “Sulk?”
Hearing this groan from her, immediately Nozomi looking to her was more worried! Running over to her, she called out, “Raiyana!” Then making it to her side, she asked her as she bent down to her level, “Are you okay?”
As this question was put to her, the transformed Nobody said nothing in response. Seeing this, Nozomi then considered what Cait sith was correct. As she did so, she then decided to apologise, “I'm sorry, that we had to do that to you... but we had to get rid of those monsters and... I had to make it so I could talk to you properly.”
Still there came no response to her words, seeing this. Nozomi then decided to try again so placing her hands on her shoulder's she asked her, “Come on? Won't you try and listen to us for a while?” However the moment she asked that single question-!
Suddenly Nozomi was struck! “Agh!” Falling to one side as she was hit in the face!
Colliding into the floor, Cait sith immediately cried out, “Ow! What do ya think yer doin'!? What-?!
“Nozomi!?” With that Noel ran to their side in seconds! Looking over her, he asked, “Hey! Are you okay-?”
“Urgh!” Grimacing from the impact, Nozomi sat up rubbing her cheek which now was slightly sore. Feeling it, she spoke her eyes cringing, “I'm okay, I-”
“How dare you!”
Turning immediately as they heard this angry utter, hunter keyblader and crowned cat saw Raiyana was now standing back on her feet. Her head bowed, she again uttered, “How dare you!”
As she did this, there was something clearly wrong! For the air around the transformed Nobody was trembling. Feeling this, Nozomi couldn't help but ask, “What's going on? What's-?”
Feeling the Deck shake underneath him, Noel was uncertain... but something was stirring in his memory. This moment was reminding him of something... it was reminding him of-? Then suddenly it occurred to him, “No!”
Hearing him say this, Nozomi didn't understand. But before she could ask him anything, Noel suddenly shouted out, “Raiyana don't do it! Don't lose control! You can't-!”
But it was too late, suddenly in moment's Raiyana's being began to change! Her entire body became mat black, then her hair which had once been silver in colour like moonbeams. Immediately changed into something silvery dark and moved like black vapour, as her opaque eyes peered at them she seemed more savage and deadly.
Everyone looking on was shocked, however in moment's they had more of a reason to be terrified. For then taking her double edge scythe, Raiyana taking it in her long clawed hands then pulled the weapon apart! As she did this, immediately she no longer had one long weapon, she had two!
Seeing her become like this, everyone was speechless in shock! Seeing them look at her in that way, Raiyana caught in her rage then uttered through gritted teeth, “HOW DARE YOU!?” With that shout, she then charged forwards to attack!
Quickly as the lights were turned back on. Still startled and confused at what had happened, Jim quickly saw along with Timbre and Zidane there was now even more reasons to be panicked for somehow in the brief few seconds the lights had been turned off, Mr Scroop had vanished!
Seeing this Jim then demanded, “Guys! Where is he!? Where'd he go!?”
Moving his spear down as he heard this question, Timbre looking around with his one revealed eye replied, “I don't know!? He was right here and-!”
It was then that Zidane ran on over and as he did so, taking his daggers out he responded, “He can't have gone far! We just have to keep an eye out!”
Hearing this being said to him, Jim knew his words to be true! So quickly drawing out his laser pistol, it buzzed awake and it did so Morph trembled more from fear, burying himself deeper into Jim's pocket. As he did so he finally replied, “Okay! Keep your eyes peeled guys!”
There didn't come a reply to his words, but instead silent nods from both Zidane and Timbre. With that they looked around every corner of the ship as they made a protective ring together...
However what none of them could be aware of, was the fact that Mr Scroop was above them. Using his spider like legs, he carefully and stealthily made his descent. One of his huge crab like claws opened up, he was poised and ready! Prepared to slice the Cabin Boy's head clear off his shoulders! He grinned in delight at the gruesome thought!
Sent flying back, Noel and Nozomi were being blown away by Raiyana's new power! She was a terrible force to be dealing with! Firing multiple rapid comets of ominous light, she left no room for them to attack as she leapt and stuck, even when they both simultaneously launched themselves at once upon her, they couldn't harm her!
Seeing her power was deadly as what he'd been warned about, Noel then cringing couldn't help but say as he tried to pull himself off the floor, “We haven't got a chance against her when she's this way! She's too powerful!”
Hearing him say this, Cait sith getting up then commented back annoyed, “Yer tellin' me lad!” For getting back upon Nozomi's shoulder, he couldn't help but add, “I mean whoever thought she packed a punch like that! I thought we'd seen it all when-!”
Quickly though, Cait sith had no more time to speak! For then, suddenly Raiyana's whole body began to glow with a pale light. It was almost like she was emitting the light of a solar Eclipse, burning yet dark in energy! It was terrifying!
Seeing her do this, Nozomi saw Raiyana was gritting her teeth madly! She was almost beast like now! Then as the light continued to grow and glow, brighter and brighter... it was clear something terrible was coming! Seeing this, she had a horrible premonition. Then as she did so, the floor beneath them all began to shake!
Feeling the floor beneath them all move like this, Nozomi then saw something like silver fire begin to burn around Raiyana! It was beginning to spread everywhere! She couldn't let this get worse! “We can't let her keep doing this! If she continues to build up her power like this she could destroy the whole ship!”
Hearing these words and feeling the shuddering as well, Noel didn't doubt that theory and replied, “Then we better get going!” With that the hunter raced forwards towards the beast like girl!
Seeing him go, immediately Nozomi chased after him! As she did, Cait sith on the keyblader's shoulder cried out, “Charge lads!” With that they both launched quickly forwards together!
Feeling her opponents coming for her, quickly in seconds Raiyana reacted! Taking her scythes she quickly started to try and slice into each of them as she spun about the floor and leaped! Watching her do this, both warriors pushed themselves as they each tried to lay a blow on her!
But it was no use, jumping back from more of the missile comets. Neither of them could get a single blow upon her! She was too fast and powerful for them to strike! Then in the meantime the glow of her power was becoming more and more intense!
Feeling her become like this, Cait sith could even see that the floor beneath the transformed Nobody was charring and burning along with the other places she'd struck and landed on the Deck! Feeling horror at this and seeing they were making no progress at all together, the crowned cat cried out, “Oh lads! The clock's tickin'! We gotta do somethin' now!”
“We know that Cait sith!” With that barring another oncoming scythe attack, Nozomi then continued on to say, “We know! But if we don't have an opening! How do you expect us to-!”
Suddenly though as she said this, the female keyblader noticed something. Something golden around Raiyana's neck! Seeing it her eyes widened, as she thought of it, she looked to her own crescent moon necklace and as she did so... she had an idea!
Noel smashing his swords into Raiyana's scythes, was suddenly thrown back! “Agh!” Then falling to the floor, he gritted his teeth as his attacker stared down at him with her cold rage filled eyes. Seeing her looking at him this way, he said agitated, “Damn it! We can't get any openings at all! She's-!”
Then hearing this call, Noel saw with surprise. The female keyblader rushed at the transformed Nobody from the side! Seeing her do this shocked, Noel saw she hadn't even drawn out her keyblade this time! As she did this, he cried out, “Nozomi! What're you doing?! What-!”
Suddenly she was immediately sliced into! As Raiyana cut into her, using one of her scythe's! Seeing her do this, falling from the side of her shoulder from the impact, in horror Cait sith cried out, “LASS!?”As he did this, Nozomi in pain then collapsed onto Raiyana and the two of them fell down to the floor together as Noel looked on in horror!
At that moment, still below the Deck the cautious heroes still at that moment. As Mr Scroop moved to unleash his deadly attack suddenly-!
The whole ship was sent rocking! Feeling this, Timbre cried out, “What the-!? What's-!” Suddenly at that moment he turned! As he did so, he then saw that Mr Scroop was right on top of his pal! Distressed he cried out, “Jim! Watch it!”
“Huh!?” Hearing this cry, Jim turned wide eyed! Then as he did so-!
Mr Scroop made his attack! However quickly it missed! For just at the last second Jim had dived down losing his pistol in the process, he was shocked at this surprise attack! The red alien seeing this, was angered! As he became like this, he then uttered, “Slippery roach!”
Zidane and Timbre immediately acted! Drawing their weapons they went to attack the red skinned alien! As they did, striking into him Jim looked on in shock as he lay on the floor!
Seeing him do this from the corner of his eye, Zidane then commanded him, “Jim run!”
Hearing these words, the Cabin Boy still shaken slightly though went to follow through with this command! “Okay!” Quickly he moved getting himself back onto his feet, then as he did he went to go and retrieve his weapon!
Seeing him move, angered as he was barred by both the monkey and cat. Mr Scroop didn't have time to play with these bugs! He had better thing's to gain! Like the map! So quickly swinging his arm he made both of them fall backwards!
Then as they both were detached from him, the red skinned alien turned and rushed back for his intended target! Jim Hawkins!
It was at that moment that the Cabin Boy had regained his pistol, but quickly-!
Suddenly he was pinned to the metallic floor as his pistol was sent flying from his hand! As it was, he desperately trying to keep Mr Scroop away from him as he battled against him with what little strength he had!
Hearing both the cat and monkey cry this out simultaneously. Mr Scroop grinned menacingly! Then reaching down his pincer, he told his victim, “Looks like your time is up... Cabin Boy!”
Twisting madly underneath him and hearing these words, Jim then saw the terrible alien reach down as he went to give him the final blow...
There was nothing but silence in the air... Noel nor Cait sith said a word as they sat upon the Deck. For there before them, was Raiyana being held down on the floor by none other than Nozomi. Feeling her do this, still seething with agitation, the transformed Nobody demanded burning with her power and fury, “Get off of me!”
However, the female keyblader didn't move off. Instead weakly and slowly, she put her arms around her attacker, hugging herself to her.
Feeling her do this, despite the burning power she was emitting which she was sure was hurting her, along with the blow she'd inflicted Raiyana was startled as she heard her say, “No... I won't.”
Hearing this, the Nobody didn't understand! However again she immediately struggled to make her attacker release her! “Let go! Let go now! I don't-!”
Immediately though in response, she felt Nozomi shake her head against her. As she did so, she then told her, “I won't do that... not until you listen to me.”
As she heard the keyblader say this, she asked, “Listen to you?”
Nodding, Nozomi then continued, “Exactly... this isn't what you want Raiyana... I know deep down, you don't wanna do this to us, to Noel and Yeul... to everyone you care about. You don't wanna hurt them like this.”
Immediately hearing this, Raiyana became enraged again, as she did she demanded, “How do you know what I want!? You know nothing! You-!”
“I remember Alex!”
Shocked into silence as she heard this name being uttered to her, Raiyana, looked to the female keyblader with widened eyes. As she did this, she heard her go on to say, “I remember... you telling me, how you lost him... because of your powers.” With that taking one of her hands, she revealed the item she'd taken when she'd landed on her. It was her golden locket, with the sun and crescent moon upon it.
Raiyana said nothing to the female keyblader as she looked on shocked. Instead all she did was stare at her, as she did this Nozomi opened it revealing the picture of him inside smiling. As she did this, she continued on, “I remember you saying you were scared of yourself... of your deadly potential and what you could do... to us.” As she said that, the dark haired girl turned her eyes to look to the transformed Nobody. As she did this, she had to ask her, “It's all because of then, what you did to Alex in the past isn't it?”
Hearing her say this, while seeing the picture of him, Raiyana feeling something inside of herself weaken. Though she wasn't going to let herself be fooled so easily, so she asked with slight bitterness, “So what of it?”
As this question was put to her, Nozomi then told her, “You said before you wouldn't be tricked... that you wouldn't be fooled.” As she said this, the female keyblader informed her, “But someone has been using you, using your weakness and fear to go against us, haven't they? Raiyana?”
Breathing in sharply as she heard this. Raiyana couldn't believe she'd figured that out! But she had to ask, “Using me?”
Nodding as she heard this asked, the female keyblader told her, “That's right! They're using you to go against us! Because they think that by doing that, you can defeat us for them... but that's killing you inside I know it!” Then looking to her desperately she told her, “Raiyana! No matter what they've promised you! It's not gonna change anything! It won't change what happened in the past and you'll only lose all those you treasure now if you go through with this!”
Hearing her say this... Raiyana was dumbfounded! As she was looking to the female keyblader, she could feel her rage dim slightly inside... but still, she had to tell her, “But! You don't know! She's promised me to give me the power to control myself! To keep you all safe! I'm dangerous to everyone! My powers are so unpredictable! I can't trust myself! I can't-!”
“Then trust us!”
As these words were cried out by Nozomi, Raiyana stared at her in shock. As she did, the female keyblader told her, “Believe in your friends! In Noel, Yeul... and me!” Then looking on with sad desperate eyes, she added, “Because I know... I know what it's like to be scared of your own power.”
Perplexed as she heard this, Raiyana then uttered with widened eyes, “What...?”
Seeing her become like this, Nozomi told her, “My power... something inside me, it's been hurting someone, someone very dear me... I'm scared of hurting him more, or even worse... he could end because of me.”
Cait sith hearing Nozomi say this was silent. However he knew without having to be told who the female keyblader was talking about. Lifting up his gloved hand, he put it to his chest as he heard her go on to say, “It's terrifying, I don't know why I have it... why thing's have turned out the way they have, but... despite all the bad it's caused, Mickey, Riku and Cait sith still believe in me.”
Raiyana hearing this, felt herself tremble underneath the female keyblader. She was astounded, she couldn't believe she was suffering like she was, when she'd been so bright and happy all the time. She'd been-?
“And it's the same for you Raiyana!” With that saying those words, Nozomi stared with intense compassion at the transformed Nobody, as she did so she told her, “I still believe in you! Yeul and Noel both do! Even if you're scared, don't be! We'll be there for you... you don't have to suffer alone!”
Listening to Nozomi say this, she couldn't believe what her adversary was saying! Even after all she'd done? She still...believed? However feeling sorrow beginning to overtake her, she couldn't help but say, “But... but I? I've made so many suffer... all of you, people have even died because of me, Mr Arrow... my brother Alex, he-?”
Shaking her head as she heard Raiyana say this, Nozomi told her, “It's okay, we all make mistakes... but you can make up for it, you can do better... also Mr Arrow and Alex, I'm sure they don't hate you for what happened before Raiyana... please don't hate yourself.” With that saying those words, Nozomi showing the picture of her beloved brother along with her own pained smile told her, “Because I don't hate you! So... can't we start over again? Please?”
Seeing her smile like this to her, Raiyana was overcome. For looking at Nozomi's face, reminded her of the pained smile that Alex had had... before he passed. It was almost like the female keyblader was speaking for him. She couldn't believe it... then as she ached inside with sorrow and something like...relief. Tears began to fall from her opaque clear eyes...
Watching as this occurred, Noel then saw with amazement Raiyana's transformation come undone as the terrible burning and energy from her rage filled power, disappeared. Then what was left, was the weeping long blue haired girl who was his friend, hugging now onto Nozomi. Seeing her do this, he heard her say, “Nozomi... Nozomi! I'm so sorry! I....”
Feeling the terrible burning disperse, then seeing the tears that were in her eyes, the female keyblader shook her head. Then weakly, she told her, “It's okay... it's okay, Raiyana... I...” But quickly she was overcome and in the next second the world around her faded to darkness...
Seeing all these events transpire before her, as she stood amongst the riggings it was clear that Hari gazing down wasn't impressed. Looking to the unconscious keyblader and heroes, along with her failed puppet she then said, “It seems I was predicting too much after all...”
However she didn't move to leave, for there was something else she was certain she was going to learn of very soon...