Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Spiral Mission: Protector of the Lore [Chapter 16]

Enter The Arena

“Any idea what they want?” Kevin questioned.

“We don’t know that either.” Sophia answered. They crossed the torn up commons and entered Unicorn Way.

“What the heck are those!?”

“Hide!” The wizards from Central city pulled Angel, Ronan, and Kevin behind a pedestal and stayed silent for a bit until Nicholas released a sigh of relief, “that was close...”

“What are those?” Angel whispered to the other three wizards.

“Where have you guys been? Living under a rock?” Alexander asked.

“We haven’t really been visiting that much.” Ronan answered.

“The Arena has changed dramatically,” Sophia informed, “dueling is only a minor part in what happens in The Arena nowadays. The one in charge is called Kathyui, she goes by the name ‘Katherine’, you may be familiar with her I am guessing?” She asked and they nodded.

“Then what are those?-” Angel asked.

“Would you let me finish?” Sophia retorted. Angel sat back with a huff and gave a wave for her to continue. “Those walking statues are called the ‘Angels’,” she pointed to huge dark purple statues that looked like armored knights. There were dozens of them roaming around the entrance to The Arena. 

“They were supposedly created by Kathyui herself, but I doubt she has the kind of power. They are made to protect The Arena from any kind of danger.”

“Why are the called the ‘Angels’”?” Kevin asked.

“No idea, my best bet though is those wings that are across their chest other than that I know as much as you.”

“Well that’s a first,” Angel scoffed.

“Excuse me? What is that supposed to mean?”

“I’m just saying that you insist on being an incessant know-it-all.”

“What? I’d rather be intelligent than a lazy Thuamaturge who is only good for cooling water!”

“Angel,” Kevin interjected. Angel whipped his head toward Kevin showing how his green emerald eyes changed into icy light blue glowing eyes making his ice cold glare even more threatening.

“Please, don’t stop now.” They all turned their heads upwards to see a woman with beautiful brown hair with some blue highlights. Her eyes were as white as the snow and her outfit was a traditional Commander robe.

“K-kathyui?” Alexander stuttered.

“IT’S KATHERINE!” the woman yelled. “Capture these fools!” She ordered the statues and in a blink of an eye they were surrounded.

“Wait! We bring a message from Lord RettSej.”Sophia pleaded.

“Oh, from dear old Sejy?” Kathyui giggled while some of the other wizards shuddered. “Well, let’s hear it.” She ordered Sophia.

“Well, we, err… He would like to know if you would like to be in an alliance with Central city and The Knights of the Twi-star against the new forces that have taken the Spiral under siege.” Sophia explained.

“I see, and are these The Knights?” Kathyui pointed to Angel, Ronan, and Kevin who all nodded, “oh they’re pretty cute.” Sophia all but almost gagged at this. “I also see that they’ve involved the Hatakes in this as well.” Angel and Sophia perked up at this and looked at each other.

“How’d you know-?” Sophia was about to ask but was interrupted by Kathyui.

“You look just like your mother… Doesn’t she Angel?” Sophia looked back at Angel but he refused to make eye contact with her.

“You knew my mother?”

“A silly woman she was. Always talking about how everyone should respect each other or some other nonsense-“

“Shut up!” Sophia yelled.

“- it’s too bad that she had to leave you that way.”

“I said shut up!” She yelled again and her eyes glowed like flames and you could feel the warm air radiating from her.

“She had a bad temper too. Maybe that’s what cost her her life…” Before anyone can blink Sophia launched a flaming a fist towards Kathyui causing her to fly backwards.

“I don’t like to repeat myself,” Sophia said with a serious face.

“Looks like ‘Ms. Information’ packs a punch.” Angel chuckled. Sophia turned towards Angel and gripped his collar.

“How do you know my mother?” She asked with a dangerous tone to her voice.

“She was my wife’s best friend when they were on Earth. They both came to the Spiral together. We were walking together one day when it happened.”

“and you couldn’t save her!? You.. you…” She cried, you could see tears starting to build in her eyes.

“I was too late,” Angel said while looking at the ground, “I still feel guilty to this day.” Sophia looked up to Angel and was about to ask another thing when she was interrupted by some clapping behind her. They both looked up to see Kathyui clapping and giggling a little with a smug look on her face.

“You all are very entertaining and you still don’t have the guts to tell her, yet. That’s sad. However, let’s get down to business,” she rubbed her cheek where she was hit and gave a creepy smile towards them. “I see that you all have power, but is it enough to beat whatever this thing is? I need to be sure that your power is strong enough for me to trust you and join forces… I challenge you to a traditional 4v4 match.”

“We don’t have time for that Kathyui.” Angel replied.

“Pity, and here I thought you wanted me in your alliance.”

“We accept your challenge, who are we facing?” Kevin asked.

“You will fight the Angels and your audience will be my trusted advisors and some special guests…”

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