Chapter CCXIII: The Loot Of A Thousand Worlds, The Quest For Treasure Planet Part XXV
The silence was heavy in the air, looking on none of the pirates said a word. For looking on the young girl who'd touched the mysterious globe shaped, darkened planet changing device. Had fallen quiet with her hands held firmly upon the object, her eyes were closed shut as she stood there like a statue unmoving.
Looking at her, no-one knew what to think. However Jim looking on felt something was wrong... this was not normal! For if it was simply diffusing she'd be moving around and doing various other thing's. But none of that was happening, it was almost as if she was-
“She's almost like a zombie,” Ben commented and as he did so, he turned his eyes to his pal and asked him, “Don't ya think, Jimmy?”
Hearing the random robot say this description, Jim said nothing. However as he stated this adjective, the image of death weighed terribly on his mind as he thought of her too. As it did so, it made him want to move and go to-
However as he started to move himself, quickly he felt a strong hand come to his shoulder. Stopping him in seconds, as it did so he turned and saw that it was none other than Silver. Seeing him do this shocked, he heard the serious eyed cyborg say, “Don't do it lad!”
As this commanding tone came, Jim had no reason to listen to him. So he barked back to him, “Why should I-!”
“Otherwise from what I'm thinkin', you're gonna have an awful repeat of when ya first went to touch that forsaken machine,” Silver informed the hasty boy.
As he did this, Jim looking up to the cyborg stopped fast. As he did so, he quickly remembered the pain from the spring trap, he quickly looked down. He was aggravated by this, by his helplessness and unknowing. Gripping his fist tightly, he wanted so desperately to do something! Anything! But...
Seeing the torn look on his face, despite being his enemy. Silver could understand his feelings well. Then looking to Nozomi himself, even he couldn't help but hope inside that she would be alright as he thought of what she'd divulged to him. As he remembered what they'd discussed and what she'd suffered through, he couldn't help but think to himself, 'Lass... you'd better get over this! I don't want ya dyin' me!'
With those silent words to himself, the rest of motley pirate crew, Jim along with Ben and himself, continued to watch on. To see what would next occur during this mysterious and ominous event...
Running fast, upon the stained glass floor that was the platform. Nozomi in her armour, gripped her transformed keyblade tightly in her hand. As she did so, she looked behind herself and saw that fast on her trail was the green female knight.
Looking at her, the female keyblader couldn't help but wonder to herself, “Just what power do you have!?” For after fighting her for a while, she hadn't exhibited any special powers whatsoever. But like her, she was fast and nimble and this, Nozomi knew she couldn't underestimate!
However at the same time she knew she couldn't hesitate! She had to make this battle end fast! For the longer this continued, Riku would suffer and her friends would be in peril. Things would be especially bad if Silver or his pirates became impatient.
So biting her lip, she decided to go on the offensive! Turning immediately back, she drew out her weapon and released her battle cry!
With that she charged and instantly the knight did the same and immediately they began to collide into each other!
Quickly falling back onto the floor of the glassy platform. She breathed in out hard, keeping herself poised and ready with her knees and hand on the floor with her blade held tightly in her free one. Her adversary had copied the same pose!
Breathing in and out hard, Nozomi then told her mad, “Being a copycat, huh?” However the knight didn't respond to her. Instead it stood becoming fully upright, with that it then aimed it's own keyblade straight at her.
Seeing this, Nozomi then couldn't help but release a small chuckle. As she did so, she got up and said, “So you can do your own moves, huh?” With that she stood upright herself.
As she did, looking to the female knight who continued to keep her blade poised at her. She then quickly pulled the keyblade back and instantly, she ran straight at Nozomi. Seeing her coming, she in turn rushed straight back at her as she said, “Well let's just see if you're strong enough to overpower mine!” With that, the wings on her feet revealed themselves and pushed her faster forward! For no matter what! She was gonna win this battle!
Meanwhile struggling to breathe against the agony of his own heart, Riku then saw shocked along with the others, that it was one person none of them had ever imagined to show their face. It was the steel winged and cold hearted adversary they knew as Hari.
As she slowly approached, Zidane and his crew were confused and so he asked, “Huh? Who's that girl? I haven't seen her around?”
Timbre hearing this question too, then said his own thoughts, “I dunno...” however as he looked on at the green eyed and long brown haired ponytailed girl, he narrowed his eyes as he admitted, “But I can tell one thing, I don't think she plays nice.”
Hearing this herself, Raiyana then said herself, “She doesn't...”
Noel standing next to her as they both continued to guard Yeul, he couldn't help but ask her, “What do you mean, Raiyana by-?”
“She was the one...” struggling as she heard this question being asked, it was then that Raiyana finally said after some thought, “She was the one who convinced me into joining Silver and his take over...”
Yeul surprised to know this, then had to ask, “She did that? She made you go against us?”
Ashamed to admit this, all Raiyana could do was nod sadly. Then as she did this, she added, “And she said that she'd teach me better on how to control my powers... so I wouldn't harm anyone or you guys...”
Shocked to hear this, Noel and Yeul looked at her with widened eyes. However listening on himself, Balthier then said turning his eyes back to the girl with serious eyes of his own, “So? She's a manipulating type of lady, huh?”
Fran hearing his comment, then replied herself, “It would appear so, to me.”
It was then saying this comment, that Hari finally came to stand on the Long Boat with them all. As she did so, she looked to all the captives with her cold green emerald coloured eyes as the heartless continued to keep them in place. Seeing her do this, no one uttered a word to her. For all of them were on high alert.
However as she looked on at them all, Balthier gazing at her felt a strange feeling about her. For looking on, there almost seemed to be something familiar about her. But what was-?
“Hari!? Suddenly though before he could try and get anymore details about her, Pete had spoken up. As he did so, looking to his accomplice, he couldn't help but ask her anxiously, “What're ya doin' here!? Ya know yer not supposed to be seen! Yer-!”
“There is no need for you to threat,” stopping Pete dead in his tracks. Hari turned her cold green eyes to look at him.
Pete hearing this, had no idea what she was planning. For her blank expression revealed nothing, but before he could enquire further. He heard her go on to say, “I can make corrections to this situation, but right now... I am here to simply fulfil an obligation that was agreed upon.”
Puzzled as he heard this, Pete then repeated, “An obligation?”
“That is correct,” She responded. With that, she turned her eyes in a particular direction. As she did so, the heartless then all moved themselves making an opening for her. As they did so, in seconds the servant to Maleficent then called out her deadly keyblade, 'The Subtle Scythe.'
In moments, seeing her bring forth the weapon, everyone was on edge! For what was she going to do!? For the direction she had the blade pointed to, was-!
Running on through the jungles of Treasure Planet, desperate to get back. Cait sith then said aloud to himself, “Hang on Riku lad! Just hang in there!” For he was going on at full speed, as he ran on all fours through the brush and thicket! For he knew his pal was in a crisis only he could fix it!
Then looking back, as he thought of Nozomi dealing with the Lachesis report along with Ben and Jim who he'd left behind. He couldn't help but say, “Lass ya better get thing's sussed out while I'm not there!” For then looking back ahead of himself, as he jumped through a particular bush he added, “Cause if ya don't, I'm gonna give ya a darn scratching yer'll never forget!”
With that he pushed himself, to run faster. To get where he was needed, as the tense situation behind continued on...
Striking hard into the knight's middle, Nozomi made a decisive blow! Doing this, she breathed in and out hard. Looking to the female green coloured knight, she saw her collapse onto her knees as she held her middle. It looked like she was on her last legs.
Seeing this herself, Nozomi continued to hold on tightly to her keyblade. As she did so, she couldn't help but think aloud agitated, “This is too easy!” For the knight still hadn't revealed any powers at all! But why though? Even when it was upon it's last ounces of strength?
However as it looked up to her with it's masked head, seemingly weakened. Nozomi knew she didn't have the time to doubt, for she wanted to have this battle finished quickly and it looked like she was gonna have her wish come true! So why doubt it!?
Thinking this, it was then that she decided to go all for it! Taking her keyblade back, she cried out, “This is it!!!” With that she charged forwards at her adversary!
Getting closer and closer, Nozomi was upon her target and then just as she took her blade back to strike. The knight though suddenly, started glowing immediately with a bright green light!
Seeing this happen, Nozomi uttered baffled, “Huh!?” But before she could say anything properly-!
Suddenly the whole world around her turned bright white! As it did so, she felt like she was falling into a blank abyss. Seeing this all around her, she felt like she was falling through nothing?! But how could this be-!? Why was-!
Then before she knew it, she saw something else! A series of white doors, came in a fast circle and made a huge ring around her! As it did so and she saw all of them, she asked herself, “These are all-!”
However she was stopped in her tracks, for then suddenly from around the ring of doors. One opened up widely! As it did so, in another second the green knight emerged from that door! As it did so, Nozomi then watched on with widened eyes, as it charged straight at her!
She had to move! But she suddenly realised she couldn't! She couldn't do-!?
She was struck straight into her middle! Then in another second finishing her blow, the knight disappeared into another one of the white doors! As it did so, she tried to turn in the air. But as she struggled to do so-!
She was struck again! Then again and again and-!
Cringing as each blow came, Nozomi wincing as she saw the knight. Thought to herself, 'Those doors! They really are-!
Suddenly the white blank abyss along with the doors vanished! As it all did so, she quickly collapsed back onto the floor of the stained glass platform. Seeing the familiar darkness and feeling the impact of her fall, Nozomi cringed and looked up finally being able to move. There she saw before her the knight, standing ready with it's keyblade aimed at her.
Annoyed as she saw this, Nozomi quickly realised what this knight's power was as she thought to herself mad, 'Those were doors of time!' For now it looked like this battle wasn't going to end so easily!
However tightening her grip on her keyblade, Nozomi knew she couldn't give up! So with that, she quickly ran forwards to engage her enemy again, for she had to hurry-!
Seeing her gasp loudly, the pirates, Silver along with Jim and Ben saw the female keyblader shudder and grit her teeth as she struggled to hold onto the globe, as fierce flickers of electric flashed against her.
Looking on at her, it was clear that Nozomi was in agony as the bolts bit into her. However looking on, Jim had to ask, “What's going on!?”
However no-one there knew and whats more there was nothing that they could do to change things. For they were all too frightened to touch her in case they got fried and also with everything being so mysterious anyway, what could they do to help anyway?
Gasping at that moment in time, Yeul looking at Hari saw where she was aiming. It was none other, than at Raiyana! Seeing her do this, the young girl moved herself closer to her targeted friend. Worry quickly growing inside of herself, she couldn't help but say, “Raiyana...”
Hearing her utter her name, the long blue haired Nobody looked to her and then revealed a smile she tried to make reassuring. As she did this, the girl still gazed at her with terrible worry as she looked up to her.
Seeing her act had failed she looked down feeling bad, but before she could move to do more-!
Suddenly she turned back and as she did so, there she saw before her. It was none other than Hari! Her keyblade aimed straight at her! Seeing this, her eyes widened as she gazed up to her.
Looking down upon her target and seeing that she was looking straight at her, she then told her coldly, “You broke your agreement with us... Raiyana.”
Hearing her say this, though a little fearful. Raiyana though told her as strongly as she could, “Yeah I did... but for good reason!”
“A good reason?” Hari repeated as she asked. As she did this, she then continued on to say, “And what might that be?”
As this was put to her, the long blue haired girl told her, “You were just using me weren't you? You were using my fear of my power to turn me against my friends! To help you and the heartless, right?”
Listening to this question as it was put to her. Hari then replied calmly, “I certainly gave you an explanation and a choice... whether or not I was using you, is up to your own volition to decide.” Then saying that she also added, “Just as it was also your choice to go against us... and since you have...” With that she pulled her keyblade back and as she did so, she spoke of her intention to the helpless Nobody, “Your life is now forfeit!”
Seeing what she was aiming to do, Noel immediately got in the way of her blade as he told her mad, “If you wanna do that! Then you'll have to go through me!”
Raiyana seeing what her friend was trying to do for her, then said in awe, “Noel...”
However looking down at his actions, Hari then informed him coldly with her eyes narrowing, “How pitiful...”
Balthier hearing her say this and seeing her eyes narrow, then felt himself shake inside. As he did so and looked to Hari he heard her go on to say, “A strong heart trying to protect one with nothing... it is utterly illogical.”
Looking at her as she said this, Balthier felt like he was experiencing De Ja Vu! As he did, he couldn't help but gasp, saying, “You're-!”
Suddenly though he was interrupted. For then Riku suddenly cried out loudly, collapsing fully onto the floor of the Long Boat. As he did so, Hari was distracted and turned to look at him.
As he did this, Mickey looking to his pal cried out, “Riku!” However there was nothing he could do for him, to cure him of his agony since his hands were bound.
Riku himself fighting and gasping for air, could feel something from within the depths of his heart tearing through the centre of it! Something was fighting to come to the surface! Something horrible... full of darkness!
Falling onto the floor of the stained glass platform again, Nozomi aching all over then forced herself up again. As she did so, she saw the knight was looking down at her. Seemingly completely at ease.
Annoyed by this, Nozomi the couldn't help but utter irritated, “Damn it...” for looking at her adversary, she was bitter. For every time that she got close to her, she'd evade continuously before glowing and taking her away into the blank white space. Freezing her as the attack with the doors would occur. Leaving no way for her to attack at all.
Then knowing this, she realised one thing, “She really does have the power to freeze time!” Thinking of this, she couldn't help but say, “If she can do that...” however she had to stop herself from finishing her sentence. She couldn't admit the last part... for she knew there must be, there must be a chance for her! Otherwise if there wasn't, there wasn't a chance for anyone else either!
Seeing her hesitate though, the knight then decided to make it's move! Quickly it ran to attack her with it's own keyblade! Looking at her as she did this, Nozomi then quickly evaded and jumped back making her blow miss her!
Looking at her as she did this, Nozomi then told her mad, “Just because I can't touch you doesn't mean you can touch me!” With that saying those words, the female keyblader moved her own weapon into position and cried out, “Blizzaga!”
With that the powerful ice spell went flying forwards! However as it did, immediately the knight ran straight through it! Leaving her unaffected! Seeing this shocked Nozomi cried out, “What the-!?”
But she didn't have time to chat, for quickly the knight started swinging at her again and then quickly it released it's own flood of attacking magic orbs of lights! As they came, Nozomi immediately evaded jumping and leaping out of the way! Then quickly as she turned-!
Immediately the knight struck into her keyblade as she brought it up, to bar her attack. Looking at her as she gritted her teeth, Nozomi then couldn't help but utter mad, “You cheater! My magic doesn't work on you, yet you try and hit me with your own!”
However the knight said nothing, instead it pushed harder trying to surpass her strengthened keyblade! Seeing this, Nozomi then angered moved and tried to attack her foe! Swinging her blade, she made the knight draw back and then as she did. The female keyblader, aimed again and cried out loudly, “Firaga!”
Quickly in seconds, the blast struck the knight in seconds! As it did so, a huge ball of smoke engulfed her target, blinding her! But then as the smoke cleared away-!
“I've got ya now!!!”
With that turning, the knight then saw Nozomi quickly coming in her direction from above! Her blade drawn back to attack! Seeing this, it immediately acted and drew back!
Instantly, Nozomi then saw that it had evaded her blow, as she struck into the floor! Seeing this she was agitated as she turned! “You really are a cheater!” She told it mad!
Taking her blade back, she then uttered annoyed to herself, “My magic doesn't work on her! She cheat's with her time magic and I can't even-!” However she then realised something. Every time she'd tried to attack with her blade, the knight-!
She had to test this theory out! So quickly running forwards, she tried to swipe her over and over again! However each and every time the knight moved out of the way! But then turning with her right hand exposed, Nozomi cried out, “Thundaga!”
The lightning spell struck into the knight! However again it was unaffected! This proved it, physical blows were the key! Also this meant in all of the time they'd been fighting. She hadn't healed herself not once! Realising this, she looked to her and said, “So I guess all that power comes with a price, huh?”
Then as Nozomi voiced her thoughts, the knight brought up it's blade with both hands! As it did so, quickly it's whole body began to shine and glow with green light again! Seeing this, Nozomi knew in seconds what was coming! It was gonna perform it's time magic again!
Annoyed at this, Nozomi though couldn't help but be humoured as she said, “Looks like I made you mad again, huh?”
The knight didn't answer her and instead it went to engage her with another assault! Nozomi jumping up into the air, making her evasion knew she had to do something and fast before the next time freeze. But the thing was, what could she do for idea's!? Every time before had nearly been done on impulse with some brief thinking... but this time she had to be a little more clever!
Looking about herself she uttered mad, “Inspiration! I need some inspiration to-!” Then quickly she stopped in her tracks, for looking to her armour. She saw it's glimmer in the light and as she did so, she looked to the orbs that she was travelling upon with her wings as she ran in the air. As she did so.... it was then it came!
Becoming pleased in seconds, she uttered to herself, “Inspiration! You gotta love it!” With that quickly as her idea came to her, she decided quickly to go and act upon it, before it was time for the doors!
As Riku cried out in pain, Hari turned her green eyes in his direction. As she did so, she then lowered her keyblade and quietly began to walk in his direction. Doing this, she kept a steady gaze on him as he continued to try hold himself together against the pain.
Looking on as she saw Hari approach Riku and Mickey, Amelia was frustrated beyond all reason! If only she could move and do something, then maybe she could-!
“Oh it's hopeless!”
Turning her eyes in the direction where she had heard the voice, it was then that Amelia saw that it was none other than Delbert speaking. He looked down and distraught, it was clear that he was feeling torn about the situation as well.
Looking at him, Amelia remained silent as she heard him go on to say, “We can't do anything here... and I?”
Hearing him say this, it was then Amelia spoke to him and asked, “And you what, Doctor?”
As this question came to him, it was then the doggy featured man replied regretfully, “I've been of no help to any of you! All of you with your incredible and impressive skills... and I, I'm just-!” He couldn't bear though to finish. For the terrible reality was beginning to get to him.
Listening to his pity, Amelia then told him as firmly and gently as she could, “Don't be daft, you've been very helpful.” Then looking to him, she added with a sincere smile on her face, “Truly.”
But it was clear that these words, were not helping him... for then he proclaimed, “I feel like such a useless, weakling!” With that he put his head in his hands!
Timbre looking on to see Hari, finally arriving over to Riku. Gritted his teeth, for what was that girl going to do!? What was she-? However he stopped, for then turning as he felt Delbert move, he saw with amazement something he thought he'd never see! As he did so, he whispered urgently, “Psst! Doc! Hey! Doc!”
Hearing his voice, Delbert though didn't want to be reminded of his inadequacies and so uttered shooing the pink cat boy away, “Oh! Not now Timbre! I-!”
“Look!” Saying this with irritation beginning to sound in his voice, he told the dismal doctor whispering bitterly, “Haven't you noticed something about yourself!?”
Turning to look himself, Zidane was wondering what his pal was talking about. But then he saw it too, as he did he became wide eyed. Delbert seeing this reaction himself was puzzled, however he quickly saw what it was that he'd seen as he looked down and became amazed too.
For there he saw his wrists were so narrow that they'd come out of the ropes! Seeing this, he asked himself, “I have abnormally thin wrists?”
Seeing this, it was then Delbert looking to his amazed comrades and then to Amelia who looked just as impressed, but quickly looking to the side he noticed one particular item. He came up with a plan! Putting his hands behind his back, he had a rather dignified expression as he said aloud, “Excuse me, hey! You!”
Meanwhile the person Delbert was trying to get the attention of, was busy watching Hari looking at Riku. Looking at his accomplice, Pete couldn't help but wonder to himself. What was Hari going to do to him? Was she gonna cut him down there and then, for if she did he knew that Maleficent would only be too-
“Excuse me! You! The one controlling the heartless?”
It was then that Pete's attention was gained, looking back perplexed he asked, “You talkin' about me there chump?”
Seeing that finally he got his captor's attention, Delbert then informed him politely, “Why yes! Now I just wanted to ask you this.”
Looking at him, not getting this attitude change. Pete then asked him, “What do ya wanna ask?”
With that hearing him, Delbert informed him, “Oh it's only this... is it that your body is too massive for your teeny tiny head?”
“Huh?” Pete asked appalled.
Then seeing this reaction from him, Delbert asked further, “Or is it that your head, is too teeny tiny for your big fat body!?”
Pete hearing this, then realised what he was saying! Angered he stomped straight on over and taking back one of his massive fists, he told the wise cracking doctor, “Them's fightin' words!” With that he took him up by the scruff of his neck!
Worried for him, immediately Amelia called out, “Doctor!?”
Ignoring her protest though he informed Delbert, “Ya better be ready to put yer money where ya mouth is, ya punk!”
Delbert nodding to these threats as he was continuing to be hoisted, he replied, “Oh yes, yes but of course I'm sure you will...” however there was one thing left he had yet to inform Pete of, “But I just have one last question I need answering!”
“What!?” Pete spat back, ready to knock him down!
“Is this yours?” Delbert asked him, for there in his free left hand was the pistol that Pete himself had received from Silver.
Seeing it, the colour drained from the overweight villain's face in seconds. He'd once again bungled! He'd left the thing lying on the bench!
Timbre though was quickly pleased, as was Zidane. Looking at him, the cat boy couldn't help but comment saying, “Now that's what you call mad skills!” For now thing's were beginning to take a good turn for them!
Running hard and fast, Nozomi was chasing the green coloured knight anywhere and everywhere across the stained glass platform. She was fast and nimble as ever and no matter what she did, she couldn't land a blow against her! In the meantime, the knight's time freeze power was growing more and more by the second!
Gritting teeth, she knew one thing. She had to act soon and fast! Looking to her free left hand, she asked herself, “I hope this is enough! If it isn't then-!”
She didn't have time to ask a single other question. For then the time magic was beginning to start! The knight was about to unleash her power! Seeing this, Nozomi braced herself!
In seconds, the time stopping power was unleashed! Then as it was, quickly in moments the whole world around her became blank white! Leaving nothing and in seconds, the ring of doors emerged around surrounding and trapping her in it's centre!
Immediately the female keyblader felt her body freeze in mid air, she couldn't move a muscle! Gritting her teeth mad as she felt this, she though repeated in her head, 'Keep calm! Keep calm! Wait for her! Wait-!'
Then as she thought these words, it was then suddenly from one of the doors. Quickly the knight emerged as she swung it open! As she did so, she dived forwards, her blade poised and ready to pierce straight into Nozomi!
Seeing her coming, the frozen keyblader was anticipating this! However whispering to herself, she told herself, “Not yet! Not yet!”
The knight though paid no heed to her ramblings! For it was upon her! It was going to-!
Suddenly the knight was cut off! For then, Nozomi pulling her left hand hard made something come flying in her direction! They were missiles! The knight quickly stopped it's attack and flew back out of harm's way from this surprise assault!
As it did so, in seconds the missiles that came were revealed to be glowing orbs of light! However as they came they didn't stop or even round up to come after the knight! Instead, they charged straight for Nozomi!
Feeling them come, the keyblader then immediately acted and spun herself in the air! As she did so, in seconds she was covered from head to toe in strings of her 'Shimmering Sewing' technique. She was wrapped up like a cocoon and in seconds as she did this, the orbs all stuck to her fast!
Looking on, the knight then saw the cocooned keyblader shine brightly with light. It was clear that the attacker was baffled by this show! For what was-!?
Suddenly though in seconds, the cocoon of threads burst open! As it did so, there suddenly emerged the female keyblader! However her body was now covered in a shining light and her armour was metallic silver all over and it reflected the whiteness that was all around her.
Nozomi looking up in her transformed state then cried out, “Here I come!” With that, her wings emerged from her feet. Making her take off into the air!
The knight seeing this, then realised that she was no longer made immobile by her time magic! Realising this, it though knew there was one other thing it could do! Quickly moving it darted in and around her fast blows and started to head straight for one of the white doors of time!
Seeing her target trying to escape her, Nozomi though wasn't going to let her escape and cried out, “Oh no you don't!” With that she chased straight after her!
The knight sensing her coming, raced through the air! Then in seconds, it quickly escaped into one of it's doors. Making it slam shut straight behind her!
Seeing this, with aggravation Nozomi bit her lip as she uttered mad, “Darn you!” Then looking around herself, she tried to guess quickly where her adversary was coming from as she looked from door to door!
Suddenly though, she saw that all of the doors were beginning to glow and shine with light! Seeing this, Nozomi then realised quickly, “So she's going all out, huh?” With that gripping her keyblade, she then declared, “Well two can play at that game!”
With that raising her keyblade into the air she cried out, “Haste!” In seconds, the speed enhancing spell covered her entire body! Doing this and gripping her blade, she then said, “Let's do it!” With those words, she raced forwards!
Running around and around, she raced in a dizzying circle along all the doors at top notch speed! As she did so, her whole body glowed brightly with light! She was practically burning as she went!
As she did so, the doors too glowed brighter and brighter too! Then in seconds as it they did so-!
Suddenly the doors all around, opened up in seconds! Then from each and everyone countless numbers of green knight's came rushing out of them!
However as they took out their blades and aimed, in the seconds they were approaching. They were all being dispatched and turned to dust! For Nozomi in her transformed state was slicing into each and every one of them as they came speeding forwards!
Feeling her power grow and grow, as she sliced through each and every one of the knight's as they tried to cut into her with their own keyblades. She then felt her new ability's climax come and as it did, her whole body glittered and shone with light!
The remaining knight's seeing this, then all at once all dived in simultaneously to finish her off! However they were too slow! For quickly just as they were merely meter's and some within inches of making physical contact with her, Nozomi opened her eyes and shouted out to the world around her!
In seconds, Nozomi shining charged forwards like lighting! As she did so, she cut into each and every one of them and the one's she missed all quickly were eradicated by the light that was shining from her body!
The green knight seeing all her doppelgängers all vanish around her, saw there was no escape route there for her anymore either! For the doors too like her knight's were all being crushed and seeing this, she turned and saw-!
There was no time for her to register anything! For then Nozomi swooping in, immediately attacked! Striking the knight over and over in a fast lighting shower of blows. She was helpless and couldn't fight back at all!
Nozomi striking over and over again, quickly she felt the world around her change! As the blank white world she was in faded away, she smashed through it and landed into the dark pillar world she'd been in before! As she did so, she cried out mad, “I will never ever!” With that, getting underneath the knight's with her keyblade aimed straight at her back, she told it angered, “LET YOU HURT HIM AGAIN!!!!”
With that she felt her final finishing move come and in seconds she shouted out, “BLOSSOMING PRISM OF LIGHT!!!”
In seconds Nozomi's foe was swallowed by a diamond of light and quickly within it's centre it was struck over and over by countless beams of light! Then finally reaching it's peak of power, a mighty beam of light shot forth and sent the knight flying high into the darkened sky, from blossoming pink petals of power.
With that breathing hard, in and out, Nozomi rested her keyblade down beside her and merely moments after she had done that. The knight she'd sent flying came crashing down. As it did so, it landed in a heap on the floor. Seeing this happen, Nozomi saw it violently shake and tremble... as it did so, she'd experienced this before and was prepared for it to-
However she was surprised for unlike the other knights, this one shaking violently as it lay had turned over and was reaching a hand out to her, in a desperate manner as it looked at her. Seeing this with widened eyes, Nozomi couldn't help but ask, “What're-!?”
But the hand hand that trembled and shook as it reached out to her, ceased doing this. For then quickly, it fully collapsed and the pieces of armour all scattered into separate pieces. Leaving no signs for life.
But the hand that had reached out to the female keyblader was laid out, pointing in her direction... as it did so, she forgot her rage. Instead, she couldn't help but look on sadly at this sight... then averting her eyes to the side. She felt a familiar white light engulf everything... for finally the battles against the knights had come to an end...
CHASER PROGRAM COMPLETE
SIGNATURE RECOGNIZED NOW RELAYING, PROGRAM X-M 6
As the shouts of war rung out, the knight chasers of all the worlds had all gathered upon the great barren battlefields. All of them, filled with absolute rage and greed, were cutting into each other with their keyblades. All of them determined to find the ultimate treasures, the mythical fragments and to make those powers their own, they were prepared no matter to lay waste to those they lay hidden within.
Gazing down upon the battle as it continued, Xehanort couldn't help but grin mockingly at the unfolding chaos. As he did so, he couldn't help but comment, “What utter fools... they're wiping themselves out, without the threat of any outside force whatsoever...” then narrowing his eyes, he couldn't help but add, “You're all performing my work for me.”
With those words, it was then that one particular black knight, wiped out a whole ring of his opponents in one foul swoop. As he did so, he then yelled out loudly. It was almost bestial, like a wolf and then ravaging like one, he turned and stabbed another knight that was coming straight for him!
Seeing this, Xehanort simply smiled all the more. As he did so, he then said, “Just implant a little fear and suspicion into one's heart... and the floods of terror will come and sweep everything away!” With those words, the black knight continued his rampage and he continued to destroy enemy after enemy that came.
But quickly there came one knight, who was running in the rampaging one's direction. Dressed in green, she reached out to try and stop him attacking. However, turning as he heard the call, the red knight then struck the coming female without even looking back.
However there seemed to be a still of silence, there was clearly a ring of shock that had broken out below. As it did so, the black knight seeing what he had done, shook in terror and in turn, the green female knight he'd cut into collapsed, into a lifeless heap upon the ground.
Seeing this the black knight, took her into his arms. As he did so, it was clear that as he held the female green knight close to him. He was shuddering and shaking as he held her tight, it wasn't hard to imagine that he must be crying, horrified and filled with guilt at what he had done.
Xehanort looking down at this sad sight, could see that through this one single brutal act. The other knight's were beginning to become affected as they stilled in their attacks to look at the saddening sight. The flood of rage and suspicion was beginning to ebb away.
Realising this, it was then that Xehanort decided on a further course of action, “So... it seems the tide of hostility is beginning to still, I will have to make it stir a new then!” With that he snapped his fingers. Instantly as he did this-!
Suddenly from the skies above came a terrifying and fearsome, a dark heartless like dragon! A ring of gold was around it's neck and manacles were tied to it's ankles, it's entire body was covered in jade black scales and along it's back was a white line that sprouted spikes of gold that all ran down to the end of it's tail.
Looking on the knight's were all shocked! For then as the creature landed, making dust and stone, fly and fall everywhere. It looked upon all it's prey with red eyes, it's mouth opening wide revealed lavender coloured flames.
The knight's all seeing this fearsome sight, were terrified but before they could move! Instantly all of them were being incinerated by the dragon! None of them could withstand the flames, even with the strength of their enduring and formidable armour.
Even those who proceeded to attack the beast were not able to make a mark, for just as soon as they got close. They were swiped away by the monsters claws and long whip like tail! None of them stood a chance against it's power!
The black knight seeing this, didn't even bother to try and fight. Instead holding close the body of the green knight, he bowed his head... as he welcomed his doomed fate as the lavender flames came to incinerate him and his beloved one...
Satisfied to see all this death and chaos below him, Xehanort grinned menacingly. Now the last of his interfering pawns would be out of the way... and with the sacrifice of their hearts, he would soon gain his ultimate prize... Kingdom Hearts.
However just as he felt this gratification-!
Suddenly from on high, a new knight entered the fray. Glowing with orange light all over his body, Xehanort recognised this warrior, it was none other than Terra. Gazing at him, the man of darkness saw the knight cut into the dragon with seemingly no difficulty whatsoever.
The monster roaring in agony at this blow, it turned and tried to cut into Terra. But it was of no use, the mysterious power that coated his body, made him indestructible and the dragon's blows made no dent on him as he cut into the monster over and over.
Looking on, it was clear this battle against the dragon would not last long. Xehanort, himself silent with a serious glare in his eyes asked, “So? He's using the power of the First is he?” Then with a grin coming to his face again, he couldn't help but say, “How quaint and thoughtful... bringing me what I've been searching for all along.”
Delighted at this prospect, he then uttered, “Now, let us see how this final scene shall play out....” with that he waited for the end of the battle to come. For then, he was sure that he would finally gain, all he was searching for and finally the ultimate power he desired...
Hari looking down at her enemy, with her cold eyes. Saw the painful distress that Riku was going through and it was evident there was no care in her eyes for his plight. For he was collapsed on the floor and breathing in and out hard, his brow wet with struggling sweat.
Seeing this, she then turned her eyes to Mickey and as she did, she requested of him, “What is his condition? Why is he collapsed like that?”
Hearing her ask, Mickey not liking the sight of her. Though had to confess his honest thoughts, “ I dunno, he's just-!”
“Ha, ha, ha...”
As this sound of laughter came, instantly everyone listening in was stilled. Looking on herself, Hari had an air of intrigue around her, for Riku then upon the floor was shifting with chuckles.
As he did so, not understanding this change in demeanour, Hari then requested him, “What is that you are finding so humorous?”
Hearing her ask, it was then Riku turned his eyes to look to her. However as he did so, there was a malicious glint his eyes, as he grinned to her menacingly. Seeing this expression, Hari's own eyes widened ever so slightly. As they did so, she heard him say, “You... I would never have expected the Fourth to enter a little girl like you...”
Mickey hearing his fellow keyblader say this, could sense there was something horribly wrong with him. As he asked, “Riku what're ya-?”
“You're every inch, her spitting image... aren't you? Just to be expected of her child.” Riku stated as Hari stared at him grinning away.
Hari herself silent, then expressed a more serious deadly air about her. As she did so, she pointed her keyblade to him and asked, “So... it's you isn't it?”
Seeing the girl lift her keyblade up and pointing it at Riku. No-one understood anything that was going on!? For what was-!
“You are...” Hari then began to speak again as she pulled her blade back, ready to strike Riku right there and then. But before she could move to deal the final blow-!
“Not so fast there!”
Turning as she heard this call, Hari then spied the sight that was behind her. There she saw that Pete was being held at laser gun point by Delbert, as it was aimed to the side of his head. His arms were up and there before him barring him from his accomplice, it was none other than Timbre, Zidane and Amelia who'd been freed.
Looking at them all like this, Balthier, Fran, Noel and Yeul couldn't be more glad as Raiyana cried out in amazement, “Everyone!?”
Seeing the sight that was before her though, Hari was silent as she gazed on coldly.
Looking at her, Pete dreading and fearful of this situation called out to her, “Hari! Don't ya be gettin'-!”
However he quickly felt a jab in his head, as he did he heard Delbert tell him, “Uh uh! No! I will not have you conversing with that automobile, atomos....” then frustrated with his vocabulary, the doctor finally got to his sought after word as he said, “Atrocious, attacker... otherwise you know what I might do, don't you?”
Annoyed as he heard this, Pete bit his lip growling with frustration. For once again he'd made a mess of things...
Suddenly amazed, everyone then saw something happen! For there in the still girl's hands as she touched the globed device, something began to glow and shine!
As it did so, Ben couldn't help but comment saying, “Whoa! Look at that light show! Just what is-!”
Immediately though the robot was given no time to continue. For then quickly emerging from the globe from a huge cloud of static electricity, was a black cube! As it glittered from the power source, it came into the girl's hands and as it did so, she fell to the floor unconscious.
Seeing this, quickly Jim cried out, “Nozomi!?” Immediately he ran to her side! As he did so, quickly Ben followed suite looking on with anxiety as he saw Jim take her into his arms as he bent down. Looking to her anxiously he cried out to her, “Nozomi! Hey! Nozomi!”
But Silver looking on, saw there was no response... becoming concerned inside about this. He moved himself forwards and stood before the group. Looking down, he saw that she was unconscious, but breathing as he saw her chest move and up and down.
Realising this, he felt a degree of relief. But then he heard behind-!
“Hey! That girlie disarm that thing or not!?”
“Treasure! We want treasure!”
As these shouts rang out, even Silver himself couldn't hold back his greed. So going to the clear green globe, he finally pressed the visible Treasure Planet icon. As he did so, a certain door was revealed to all the pirates, as the world changing triangle door performed it's function. All of them became wide eyed with fascination, all began to walk over slowly and gradually to the opening...
Seeing them go, Ben had to ask, “Hey! Hey Jimmy! I think those guys are gonna get the treasure! Don't ya think you should-!”
“That can wait!” Jim cried out, as he did so he then added looking to Nozomi with terrible concern and worry, “There are more important things to worry about now...”
Hearing this, Ben was quiet. However looking on, it was clear to him that Jim had it bad for Nozomi. Even though she-!
Suddenly the black cube she'd been holding transformed and folded over and over on it's self before it became a series of written sheets. Seeing this, Jim puzzled asked, “Huh? What're-!?”
But this wasn't the end of it, suddenly from within the pages. A single light glowed and emerged from the pages, then as it did so. It quickly flew to Nozomi's right shoulder and as it did so, quickly something glistened and formed!
It was an armlet, that glistened with silver lines. It was a winged motif one with an a jewel that looked almost like an amethyst in it's centre. The jewel shone mysteriously in the light, showing it was brimming with some kind of power.
Seeing this, Ben looking on commented, “Whoa! Fancy accessory!” However he couldn't help but ask, “But what is it?”
Hearing him ask, Jim then replied, “I dunno...” however looking to the mysterious object that was now attached fast onto Nozomi, as she continued to slumber. He could sense this item was powerful... but also there was something treacherous about it as well...