Chapter CLXXXVI:The Devouring, The Climactic Gathering And The Green Timelessness
Return To The Radiant Gardens Part XXIX
Coughing loudly as a huge sea of water crashed out through the now ruined entrance to the house. Riku grimacing couldn't help but utter with confused irritation, “Just what was-!?”
“Fer Pete's sake!?”
Suddenly turning around, Riku was distracted. For then standing up, soaked all over Cait sith cried out mad as he stood next to Oralee, who was slowly but surely beginning to recover with Shirma beside her, “Look at me fur! I ain't ever gonna get the taste of that ghostly mildew out me mouth!”
“Pah! Yeah!” With that twisting out the water that was soaked into his blue police shirt, as Coco shook himself dry, Bonkers couldn't help but add, “That stuff was real nasty! It's like milky cobwebs!”
Seeing him complain like this, the white haired keyblader sighing then moved to get himself back up saying, “You're telling me!” However just he managed to stand fully vertical again-!
Immediately running past him and the others, heading towards the cratered hole that was now the front of the house, he saw, “Nozomi!”
However she didn't respond to his summons, for her mind was completely fixated on Kagi who'd been taken right before her very eyes! Thinking of the helpless green haired young man and the ghosts who were now holding him captive, she knew she had to hurry, to stop them before they hurt him! Or-!
Suddenly stopping her panicked steps, she turned and saw startled that Riku had caught up to her and was holding onto her right arm tightly.
“Hey!” With that suddenly, Bonkers rushed over too. As he did so, riding upon Coco he asked, “Where's the fire at!? What's goin on!?”
Hearing this question and continuing to see the urgency that was in her lilac coloured eyes, the white haired keyblader then asked her, “Exactly! Why're you-!?”
“It's Kagi!” She cried worriedly, as she did so she then continued on to say hurriedly and fast, “He's woken up! He spoke to me! Those Lonesome Ghosts have got him! If we don't get him back then-!”
PHWEE! PHWEE! PHWEE!
Stopping her dead in her tracks, Bonkers had blown hard into his whistle and as he did so, he put his gloved hand up and said, “Hold your horses there Nozomi!”
“Huh?” She uttered baffled by this action.
Riku proceeded on to tell her the answer for Bonkers reaction, “We can't follow you when you're speaking so quickly!” Then releasing another sigh, he went on to say trying to keep his own composure in check, “Now tell speak again, what happened to Kagi?”
Hearing him ask this of her, Nozomi was quiet. But then-!
“Yeah, what's goin' on here?”
It was then turning both she and Riku along with Bonkers and Coco saw, that all their other friends were standing by the entrance way of the ruined house. All of them were confused and soaking wet from the surprise attack that had been unleashed upon them and the one who was asking for information at that moment was none other than King Mickey.
Nozomi was quiet as she saw all the others, but before she could think to saw a word, “Exactly!” Suddenly in moments, it was then that Cait sith arrived running over and as he did so, he hopped up and quickly sat himself up upon her head. As he did this, he then proceeded on to say, “We know ya can be a real ditz when ya get all antsy!”
Irritated by this, the dark haired keyblader grumbled to herself quietly, “You are not helping me here!”
“Cait sith!” Suddenly interrupting him and Nozomi's irritated grumbles. It was then Oralee who came over. With a strong and serious look in her eyes, she then told him, “This is not the time for teasing.”
As this was said, automatically becoming blue with his princess scolding him the crowned cat muttered in reply, “...Sorry there, yer highness.”
Nodding with satisfaction, Oralee then looked to her anxious friend herself and asked her gently, “Nozomi, please start again and explain to all of us as calmly as you can, what happened to you and Kagi.”
Hearing Oralee's calm words, Nozomi was quiet. Seeing her being like this, Bonkers then decided to say, “Yeah go on! Yer calm enough now to explain right?”
As this was asked of her, the female keyblader looking to Oralee and Bonkers. Then turned back to look at Riku, who then made a small nod to her. Seeing him do this, she felt herself relax gradually and as she did so, she said, “Okay... okay guys, I'll tell you all...this is what happened.” With that she explained as calmly as she could, what had just happened. As she did so, she hoped that with her words it would spur them all on forwards to help save the lost boy who was in the clutches of darkness...
Gliding among the rooftops with silent ease, Hari made sure not to be spotted by the hordes of demons that were flying around and walking down below on the streets of the desolate town. As she landed upon her next concealment point, she moved her body between an opened gap that was in the rooftops, lying her back against the wall she turned to look down to watch the dramatic events that were beginning to play out.
“HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!”
Running along carrying their weakened cargo, the Lonesome Ghosts together couldn't be enjoying themselves anymore if they could! For with all the demons stepping aside along with the heartless, it almost felt like they were running through a cheering crowd! For now with this pyjama wearing boy with them, they would all get the rich rewards they were now eagerly looking forward to when they presented him as their prize.
Meanwhile the boy in question, struggling against their ghostly grip was still caught in a dazed state of confusion. For still he couldn't understand what has happening to him. Why was he there? He should have been back in the laboratory with-!
“Here ya are lady boss!”
Suddenly stopping, Kagi was raised up higher into the air and with his arms and legs grabbed he was practically pinned up like a butterfly! Shivering as he continued to feel their cold touch, he opened his eyes to see what was there before him.
STEP! STEP! STEP!
Quickly he immediately became shocked! For there before him walking straight in his direction was a huge monstrous sized young woman, standing as tall as any of the buildings that surrounded them all. Her hair was tied into long red pigtails and she was dressed in black and purple trendy clothing.
His eyes widened as he looked up to the tall girl, while he shivered in fright. However the female figure herself simply grinned as she said, “So? This is what the little green light looks like, huh?”
Kagi hearing her say this, didn't say a word to this. For he still didn't understand what was going on? But then-!
“He just looks like a runt to me!”
Turning immediately, he looked in the direction he heard this voice. Looking he saw behind the red haired twin pigtailed girl, there was another tall being. This one though this time was male and was dressed in a white long coat and was leering down at the helpless boy with fierce dislike.
“He certainly is smaller than I had calculated him to be?”
As this voice spoke, Kagi looked in another direction and as he did so. He saw that the person who was talking this time, was a big green peppermint green bird! A calculator in hand, the bird then admitted further, “I expected him to at least be 1.5 times taller!”
“He just looks like a yummy green gummy!”
Looking in the direction this voice had spoken, Kagi then saw the last figure. Another big bird who was much the same height as the green coloured one, however this one was pink, much plumper in shape and was eating at that moment out of a huge bag of marshmallows. As he looked to Kagi, the bird then commented further, “I wouldn't mind chowing down on him if he was a bit bigger!”
Shivering as he heard this, Kagi didn't like the sound of that at all!
Giggling as she heard this comment, Irma then commented herself, “Well I'm afraid that's not going to happen.”
As this was said, Kagi felt himself relax a little. As he did so, he let out a small relieved sigh.
“He's gonna be the delicious treat for my beloved Bebuzzu!”
Shocked immediately as this comment was said, Kagi then uttered, “What?” Then-!
Suddenly from behind the giant girl, boy and birds a huge shape opened itself up! It was an enormous book, it's pages flipping open there appeared huge gnashing white teeth and a long red swaggering tongue that slid about rapidly everywhere!
Seeing it, Kagi was terrified! But before he could even move to struggle-!
“Yes my darling!”
In seconds, Kagi was lifted up out of the clenches of the ghosts and was now being held by a couple of pinching long black painted nailed fingers. Quickly as he was being hoisted up terrified, he saw that he was being brought straight over to the terrifying opened mouthed piece of literature!
Seeing what was about to happen as he was continuing to be held in his cage, Scrooge cried out panicked, “Oi! Leave the poor lad alone! Don't ya be feeding him to-!”
“Hey! Lady Irma!”
Suddenly interrupting the panicked white caged duck and annoying Irma who turned to look back at the group of Lonesome Ghosts. She was quiet as she heard the cigar smoking ghost ask, “You know we did that little there favour for ya?”
Quiet as this was said as Kagi continued to dangle from her nailed fingertips, Irma then repeated dismissively, “Favour?”
The ghost seeing she hadn't got it then went on to say, “Ya know? The one where we impersonated ya and yer guys to get that runt.” With that puffing out a cloud of smoke he went on to say, “Ya said ya were gonna give us a reward for-!”
“Hey!” What the!?” “Oi!?” “This is-!?”
An opened book revealed, quickly a sucking whirlwind was created and immediately concentrated on the ghosts! As it did so, the quickly became panicked as Irma then commented with annoyance, “You're annoying!”
With that the struggling yelling ghosts were sucked away into the depths of the book as the strong wind carried them all away! As it did so, in mere seconds they had all disappeared! As they did so their sounds died with them as the piece of wind generating literature fell to the floor and as it did so, there upon the cover were the four ghosts. All of them with appalled expressions as they were now trapped again in their original domain...
Seeing this happened terrified Kagi and Scrooge too as he looked on from his cage. However looking on themselves, Peekaboo and Greeble couldn't help but look a little troubled. But Gandrake himself then commented coldly, “It's about time they were shut up!” With that looking to the side he couldn't help but add, “Their laughter was driving me crazy!”
Irma had pretty much the same sentiments. However feeling the victim in her hand again shake terribly as she brought him closer to her beloved tome, she then decided to say as a smile graced her face again, “Now then Bebuzzu! Enjoy this wonderful tasty light!”
Shivering as this was said, Kagi looking from her shocked to the mouthed book couldn't help but ask, “Hey? You're not seriously going to-!?”
“Oh! Yum! Yum!”
In seconds, feeling himself fall in the air Kagi chaotically wriggled his limbs about everywhere trying to find something to grab onto! But in another second-!
Suddenly his middle was grabbed and something was wrapping around him tightly! In terror looking down, he saw that it was none other than the tongue of the terrible tome! Seeing this, he knew this was bad! It was-!
“C'mon hurry! We've got to hurry up!” Nozomi cried out! For now running on ahead, she was now being followed by Riku, Mickey the 'ARCS' along with Balthier and his crew!
As the heroes all ran on together, all around them hordes of heartless and demons were trying to get at them! However every time they were within inches of touching them all-!
ZAP! ZAP! ZAP!
BANG! BANG! BANG!
They were all shot down being fired by Fran and Balthier! For none of them were going to allow these terrible creature's to slow them down! Especially when they had a friend who had only just managed to re-awaken!
“Yeah we must hurry! We all know that! It's urgent” Mickey cried out, for with Nozomi's words given to them all. They were all spurred on faster as they all now shared the same anxiousness she had.
“I should say!” Then speaking up beside her, it was none other than Merlin. Still in his blue goat form, he then said, “We can't allow that book to gain anymore power then it has! For if he swallows down that poor lad then-!”
Hearing this cry in seconds, everyone there recognised it! Her eyes widening, Nozomi then cried out even more worried, “Kagi!?”
“The poor little guy sounds like he's in trouble!” Bonkers cried out.
“Kweh!” Came the anxious call from his bird pal.
Gritting his teeth though in fierce agitation, Riku recognised that other monstrous howl, “Bebuzzu!”
Timbre hearing this roar couldn't help but comment, “Darn, that monster sound can't be good from wherever it sounded from!”
“You're telling me!” Zidane then commented.
However Balthier could sense this situation like the others and so said, “Well we can't wait to let it have a second verse!” With that looking behind himself he moved his gun and-!
With that he destroyed another monster that came their way! As he did so he cried out, “Move you lot!” With that everyone hurried on faster, to help the captive green haired boy.
Cait sith himself gripping his claws into Nozomi's shoulder, couldn't help but say, “I hope yer ready for this bout lass! I have a feelin' it might be the last one we'll have with that terrible tome!”
As this was said, Nozomi then commented, “Oh don't worry I am!” Then gripping her keyblade tighter, she added, “I'm gonna be giving Irma and her crew the thrashing of their life!”
“You can call that double for me!” Riku announced, gripping his own blade tightly!
“And that goes triple for me!” Mickey cried out, for he then added with his keyblade poised before him, “I'm gonna make sure that book becomes sealed down shut permanently!”
“I should say so!” Merlin announced as he ran beside them all!
With that as this was said, Bonkers led the crowds and as he did so, be brought forth his whistle and-!
PHWEE! PHWEE! PHWEE!
“C'mon guys! We gotta keep movin' forwards!” Bonkers cried out and in another moment, “Kweh!” Came Coco's reply and with that the band of heroes were on their way to defeat their enemies!
With that as courageous cry as they all raced on, she whispered to herself, “Kagi we're coming! Hang on!”
Hearing him cry out like this, all Irma did was grin. For slowly but surely their captive was being lowered into the monstrous jaws that was Bebuzzu. As he continued to struggle on though, she decided to bid some last few words to him, “Oh don't fret so much little one, you won't suffer... too much, so enjoy the realms of darkness within my beloved tome!”
Scrooge seeing this, cried out worriedly, “Irma stop this now! Leave the lad alone he's-!?”
Suddenly the rich entrepreneur duck was struck by a lightning spell! As he was, he quickly fell into a painful slumber and became still within the cage he was within.
As he heard this and saw this terrible act being done, Kagi terrified then cried out desperate, “No! Stop this! I need to-!”
In seconds, it was then the keybladers and other heroes finally made it onto the scene where the horrendous enormous book and giant villains were! As they entered the space though-!
“Whoa?!” Timbre cried out, for seeing the villains and how big they'd become he couldn't help but cry out, “When the heck did you guys become-!”
“Who cares about that?!” Noel cried out! Then as he did so he pointed and said, “Just look there!” With that Timbre looked as did the others in the direction he was indicating and as they did so, they all immediately became shocked by what was happening to the helpless boy.
“Oh darn!” Zidane cried out, for he could tell this wasn't good at all!
Then seeing the keybladers and other heroes, he tried to reach out to them all and cried out, “Help me I-!” Then suddenly he was distracted, for looking at one certain building. His eyes widened and opening his mouth, he went to call out again when-!
In seconds, to everyone's horror they all saw the green haired boy be was swallowed by the monstrous tome with it's jaws snapping down on his small body! Seeing this happen, Nozomi cried out, “KAGI!!!”
Within the shadows seeing this horrific event happen, Hari was silent. Her facial expression and demeanour didn't reveal any visual reaction to this... the only thing that changed, was that the hold upon her keyblade had tightened ever so slightly...
In moments everyone shocked saw Bebuzzu's form float high into the air and as it did so, it glowed vibrantly all over with green light! Then as it did so, it spun faster and faster, over and over itself!
Seeing this happen, not understanding in the slightest. Yuffie then cried out, “Hey! What's going on here!? What's that thing doing is it-!?”
“It's transforming,” Leon replied calmly. Though he was preparing himself as he reached for his gunblade.
Puzzled as she heard this, Yuffie confused repeated, “Transforming?”
Aerith then sensing what was coming, uttered out with determination, “It's coming!” Then in another moment-!
In seconds as the book continued to glow brightly with green light, the pages within it flipped rapidly and as they did so, something was growing within it. The book was shuddering madly as this was occurring and as it did so-!
Immediately everyone beneath themselves felt the floor shake and tremble horribly! As they did so-!
“Serah!?” Moving quickly, Snow grabbed his fiancee before she could hit the floor but just as he did this-!
It was then the transformation was complete! Everyone looking on, then saw erupting from the pages of the book came forth the true form that was the monstrosity. Bebuzzu.
There everyone saw before them peering out of the book with long purple sharpened claws upon the edges of the book's pages was a huge monstrous demon. It was a wide fat creature, with a huge mouth opened widely with rows upon rows of sharpened black steel like teeth and also from out of it's mouth came a long dangling red tongue.
Looking at the creature everyone was hugely on guard, for it was looking down at them all with one huge eye. It's iris was purple in colour with a green pupil in it's centre, that swirled in over and over again. It chilled everyone to the core as it whizzed about everywhere looking upon all the heroes, who were gazing back up at it with unease.
Nozomi looking on the monster felt a horrible shudder run through her, for this Bebuzzu now. The monster that was looking at them all, she could feel that it was far more menacing than it had been before. Then as this feeling came-!
With that the monster pointed down at all the heroes! Then slowly, his claw swung in one particular direction and as it did so, he said, “The sweet pink light!”
In seconds becoming shocked, Oralee shivered terribly! The monster was looking straight at her! Seeing this happen, Timbre moved straight in her direction and stood between her and Bebuzzu blocking her from it's sight!
As this occurred, mad Cait sith then cried out mad, “Oi! Don't be lookin' at me highness like she's some snack for ya she's-!”
“A savoury purple light and...” with that, Bebuzzu moved it's clawed arm again and as it did so. He pointed towards a puzzled pair who looked up at him dumbfounded and shocked as they heard him say, “A tangy yellow light... and another sweet light blue light!”
Hearing the demonic book refer to them in this way, Nozomi and Cait sith didn't understand in the slightest what was happening in the slightest! But before they could dwell on this-!
PHWEE! PHWEE! PHWEE!
Suddenly stepping forwards before them all, it was none other than Bonkers and Coco! Both of them firmly determined as they stared up at the monstrosity that was gazing down upon them all!
Surprised at this, Nozomi cried out, “Coco! Bonkers!”
However, the chocobo and bobcat didn't reply to this. Instead moving fast, the blue clad police officer took out his baton and pointing it to their foe he declared mad, “Bebuzzu! In the name of the law this day! With the power of pals, we're gonna have booked!”
Hearing this particular sentence, Cait sith couldn't help but think and say to himself, “Was that really a proper choice of words to use there?”
Hearing this and feeling awkward himself a little at hearing this, Merlin though then decided to speak himself as he said, “That's right! I'll seal you away once and for all!”
“Awww looks who's talking?”
Distracted the transformed magician saw who it was that was saying these words, he immediately became full of fierce displeasure as he saw it was Irma who continued to say with cold sarcasm, “A pathetic old excuse for a billy goat!” Gritting his teeth as he heard that, Merlin then heard the malicious sorceress go on to say, “I think you looked better when I left you as a tortoise.”
Becoming further angered as he heard this, Merlin was about to speak more words when-!
“My lady you must stop this now!”
Surprised everyone turned and there they saw that the one who was now speaking, was none other than Volg. The black chocobo had a desperate worried expression as he looked on at his mistress, while she in turn looked at him with ice cold eyes.
“Well, well look who it is!” Turning Volg then saw that it was none other than Greeble speaking. The peppermint green chocobo seeing that he had the attention of his old colleague then decided to say, “The treacherous traitor!”
“Yeah!” Then looking on, Volg saw it was Peekaboo speaking. As he did so, he then heard the overweight chocobo say, “He's certainly got a lot of nerve to show us his face again! Especially when he-!”
Immediately both birds were silenced by the harsh gaze of the black coloured chocobo. For though he was traitor, he was not going to accept any condescending words from either of his former cohorts!
Then seeing he had silenced them, he turned to his lady again and began to speak, “Yes, I know I'm a traitor...but for good reason!” With that putting his wing over his chest, he tried to prove his sincerity as he went on to say, “My lady! All of you! You're being corrupted!”
Cocking her head to the side as she heard this statement, then she repeated puzzled, “Corrupted?”
With a firm nod, Volg then continued on to say, “That's right! All of you are being used! And if you continue to abuse his power, then it'll overload you and destroy by-!”
“Hmph! Why bother telling us that nonsense?” With that it was then Gandrake who interrupted him. As he did so, the black bird stopped in his tracks. As he did so, everyone listened on with him as they heard the sinister samurai then say, “We all know what his power can do!”
Shocked as this was said, Musashi who'd been silent up to that point then cried out, “What!? You mean you guys know that-!?”
“Oh yes!” Irma smiled, then as she did so. She grinned. However looking on everyone could see a dark aura burning around her and as it did so, it was then they noticed that same energy was burning among the other villains! As they did so, everyone was chilled more by the words that the grinning sorceress said next, “And this power... it's so amazing to feel! You guys have no idea!” With that, holding herself, she was nearly drooling as she then went on to say, “It feels so good!”
Nozomi seeing the look that was on her face and the way she was acting. She was appalled as she then demanded, “And you're willing to destroy yourself! The Gardens and everyone else just to-!”
“Yes!” With that standing up, Irma stood up and continuing to grin with that same lunacy, she declared, “I'm willing to destroy everything! This world! All of you!” With that she lifted up her hand and-!
In seconds a giant axe appeared! As it did so, she held it tightly with both her hands and said with that same dark energy burning more and more vibrantly, “I'm even ready to die to feel this pleasure!” Then aiming she cried out, “And I won't let you all get in my way!” With that she moved her axe and-!
Suddenly though stopping the axe from making any contact with her, Riku had rushed straight in and drew her away out of it's path. As this occurred, the others too had escaped from the deadly blow and as the dust cleared away they all coughed loudly.
Seeing that they were alive, Cait sith then couldn't help but say, “Whoo! Thanks for the save there lad! I thought we were gonna be sliced like cheese!”
“Yeah thanks Riku!” Nozomi said as she smiled up to him, truly grateful for the add.
As this was said, the white haired keyblader turned to her and then declared with serious tense eyes, “Don't thank me yet!” With that he turned his eyes back to look at Irma.
“Ohh...” sighing coyly, Irma then commented putting a black nailed finger to her lips, “I missed the bugs!”
Hearing her say these words, Volg looking up to his sorceress, he couldn't help but utter out in shock, “My lady?”
“I say we should have a try!” With that said, Greeble threw away his calculator and with that a haunting smug grin graced his beak.
As it did so, Peekaboo eating his bag of chips then decided, “Yeah! I think so too!” Then throwing away his bag, he decided to say, “I'm in the mood for some raw food!” With that licking his beak, he looked down to the group of heroes hungrily.
Hearing this being uttered, Hana shivered in terror. As she did so, Ruby had the same thought as he hugged onto her tightly.
However brandishing his pistols, Juan looking to his tall adversaries he then declared, “I've been eaten before by a round pink gaping voleibol and earlier a flying insecto! I'm not gonna be swallowed up by you, you pájaros sucios!”
Agreeing as she held her own summoning staff at the ready, as Carbuncle stood on her shoulder with his fur bristling along on his back. As he did so, Alania then said, “Exactly! I'm gonna pay you guys back for all the trouble you've put us through!”
As this comment was said, Gandrake grinned and as he did so. He then stepped forwards and said, “Ha! I'd like to see you try!” With that said he brought forth his most powerful weapon and unsheathed it for all the heroes to see.
Seeing the blade, immediately Musashi cried out, “Hey! How'd you get back that Muramasa blade! How'd ya-!?”
“You never had it to begin with!” Gandrake cried out, then as he said those words.
Shocked everyone turned around! As they did so, they saw behind them in the darkened distance a red hue glowing light. As they all saw it, everyone was confused but then with horror Merlin quickly realised one thing, looking to their foes he then cried out, “That blast! You lunatics didn't-!?”
“That we did!” Irma announced, with that she moved her arm back down. She then revealed grinning away still, “And now! You guys don't have a little home to return to anymore!”
As this information was given to them, nobody could believe it! However outraged, Merlin then cried out, “How dare you!? Destroying my home! You have no right to-!”
“Who cares what you want old man!” With that, Irma then grinned and as she did so lifting her hand up into the air she proclaimed, “This our time now and since it is....”
Immediately Bebuzzu swung his head back and as he did so, in seconds he opened up his sharp toothed mouth and in another second-!
Quickly all the bodies of the villain's glowed all over with dark aura's! As they did so, everyone in horror saw their forms change! Their skin which would be a normal shade, quickly morphed into shades of blue! Then as this occurred, the chocobo's changed too! Their plumage faded from their vibrant colours into hues of dark grey and a light shade of the colour!
Then as this occurred, quickly in moments the human villain's clothes changed too and become black and tattered like they'd been through thickets of rose thorns, their weapons as well became dark in hue and were fearsome! It was clear, their enemies were now a terrible force to deal with!
Seeing this transformation occur, Mickey then clenched his keyblade tightly. As he did so, he then uttered, “So, they've absorbed that much of his power now and relying on it just to turn into these forms?”
Riku hearing this then replied, “Looks like it!” With that he prepared himself for the first strike as the rest of the heroes behind him prepared for the same thing!
Tensing up her own grip, Nozomi then could feel that the time for battle was near! As she did so, it was clear Irma felt the same however she was welcoming the thrill of a fight as she then said, “Well, we should get this game started then, huh?”
As this was said, Cait sith then told their foe, “Yeah and we'll knock yer blocks off!” Then as he did this act, he also added, “And we'll do it so fast ya won't even time to blink!”
“Oh we won't huh?” Then as Gandrake asked this question, he grinned and as he did so. He brought out his left hand and motioning with his hands... people started to walk out from the shadows. As they did so, Hope looking on was the first to recognise one of them as he cried out, “Lightning!?”
Then in turn, the young boy Dajh standing next to him cried out, “Dad!?”
Oralee in turn seeing who was coming with them then finally revealed the last person who'd come forth, “Vincent!?”
However the group of heroes didn't respond any of their words. They looked on blankly with empty eyes. Though not seeing this, the young boy Dajh went to run to his father and cried out, “Dad?!”
But quickly moving though, Shirma standing nearby ran and caught the young boy and told him, “Dajh don't!”
“Huh?” He uttered perplexed and confused.
Instantly Shirma then explained, “He's being controlled! He isn't the father you know right now!”
As this was said to him, quickly the young boy became upset. His eyes looking to his father again with saddened realisation then had to ask, “Dad is being controlled? He can't be-!?”
“No he can be saved!” Hope declared, with that he gripped his boomerang ready! As he did so, he then added with firm determination, “I'll bring him back and Lightning too!”
Seeing the young white haired boy look to his instructor, Shirma was quiet. However looking to Sazh as well as Vincent who were sharing the same lifeless gaze, she felt determined herself as she said, “And I'll help!” With that looking to Dajh she told him kindly, “Don't worry Dajh, we'll help you bring your dad back for you!”
Hearing these words, the small boy was quiet. However feeling the determination and warmth of his friends, he felt his fear lessen greatly and as he did so, he nodded. For looking back, he knew that he could believe in his friends. They would win!
Nozomi though unaware of these words and seeing her friend's as well became enraged as she said, “You dare play that dirty trick again, using our friends!?”
“All's fair in love and war!” Gandrake announced, then as he held his Muramasa blade in both his hands he decided to add, “Though none of us here hold any love for you guys!”
Snow hearing this, then decided one thing! Smacking his right tightened gloved fist into his left palm. As he did so, he then told him, “We that's fine with me! Since we don't like you guys either that means we don't have to hold back!”
“Fine with me!” Irma announced, then smirking she announced, “Now let's get going!” With that instantly, she went to swing her axe down again as Gandrake moved with his sword! Then in turn Greeble and Peekaboo charged forwards to attack too as their controlled warriors went to join them!
Instantly the huge band of heroes charged forwards as well! Their weapons at the ready, it was clear this was going to be the most epic battle of them all!
As he rode upon Nozomi's shoulder, he pointed forwards and cried out, “CHARGE LADS!!!”
Then in turn, Bonkers on Coco's back put his whistle to his mouth and-!
PHWEE! PHWEE! PHWEE!
Watching this chaotic bout, as it was about to begin. Bebuzzu in his book, was quiet but then bending his head back-!
Blinded suddenly as a bright flashing light came forth, Nozomi cried out trying to shield her eyes, “What the-!?”
...”Huh?” Confused, Nozomi opening her eyes then saw something that made her stop in her tracks. All around her, the warriors and villain's had stopped and were still like statues... none of them moving an inch!
“What the heck?!” Cait sith cried out baffled. For looking around, he couldn't believe his eyes! Nobody was moving at all, their fierce and determined expressions were fixed in place and even the impact that was about to be made by the terrible sorceress's axe was stilled and was only inches away from the floor...
Looking around, Nozomi then noticed something else. The world around them all had been bathed in an eerie shade of pale green, it soaked anything and everything... it was clear it was unnatural. Looking around herself, she had to ask, “What's going on here, with everyone frozen like this it's like-!?”
“Yes...they are all frozen in time.”
Shocked, Nozomi looked up along with Cait sith and saw that it was none other than one being who was talking to them. It was Bebuzzu himself!
Seeing him look down at them like this, the crowned cat quiet for a second then blurted out, “What!? Ya did this and-!” Then suddenly he realised something else, “Wait! Yer talkin' normally! How did ya-!?”
“I simply bided my time,” Bebuzzu spoke calmly and coldly. Then as did this, he informed the heroes, “I played the role of the lapping dog book rather well,” with that looking down to his so-called masters he continued on to say, “These fools were all too easy to use, it's rather amusing at how one can be so arrogant when they believe they are more intelligent than the lesser.”
Quiet as she heard this, Nozomi couldn't believe the voice that was speaking. This being wasn't like the book monster they'd faced before. It was chilling! Then realising this, she had to ask, “So...? You've been pretending all this time to be brainless, when you transformed all those times! When Irma used you and all that stuff you were saying about being hungry and-!”
“Oh no, that's were you've made a slight mistake,” Bebuzzu said. Then raising one of his sharped clawed hand up, he revealed what the female keyblader's error was, “I was truthful then, I did want to eat you! But not just you...!”
Feeling a chill run down her back, Nozomi couldn't help but take a step back. But just as she did this-!
“I WANT TO EAT ALL OF YOU!!!”
Suddenly all at once the female keyblader and then the rest of her still friends were levitated high into the air! Confused by all this, Cait sith cried out mad, “Oi! What's goin' on here!? What's-!?”
“Nozomi! Cait sith!”
Turning to her side, quickly she saw floating some distance away from her within the enclosed space of a blue transparent bubble, it was none other than Oralee and Bonkers, including Coco!
Seeing them she reacted and cried out, “Guys!?” But quickly she saw that she too along with Cait sith were inside a bubble of the same type too!
Cait sith confused to no instance he cried out, “What the heck is-!?”
Suddenly in seconds, turning horrified the captive heroes saw all their friends and all their enemies being drawn to Bebuzzu who'd opened his mouth wide and were being sucked away by a huge vacuuming wind!
Horrified seeing this, Nozomi cried out, “Guys!?” This sight was terrifying, but quickly Nozomi knew that she and Oralee had to do something to save them all! Before all of them including the realms of the Radiant Garden were sucked away into the oblivion of darkness!
One person though standing within the darkness, glowed with bright green light all over her body. As she did so, inside she could hear a voice... a voice crying out. It was in pain. Hearing it, her green eyes were closed, however she then whispered quietly, “Soon... I will be with you soon...Kagi!” For the winged she had to wait, for it was not time to strike... not yet!