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Summary: Following the eclipse, it seems as though the O.Z. and its royal family are headed for a happy ever after. But when DG is the only one who hears strange voices on the wind and she loses what little control she had of her magic, it will take a discovery far below the streets of Central City before her friends and family realize that the end was only the beginning.
Understatement of the annual, little sister, Az thought, smiling to herself. But it was true: all that remained of the dark witch was a tarlike puddle that glistened in the residual light of the eclipse. From the corner of her eye, Az saw her sister turn, releasing the grasp she had on her hand, a shy, yet jubilant smile crossing her face. Before either sister could stop, they had wrapped their arms around each other in a warm embrace, reveling in the light that flowed between them.
A warm wind drifted by, a promise of brighter days that toyed with the sisters' hair, ebony strands flowing together as the battlefield below cleared of dust and gunpowder clouds.
"The majestic queen of the O.Z. . . ."
DG shivered, stiffening in her older sister's arms as the breeze grew stronger for a moment before fading away.
"Deege? What is it?" Az pulled away, frowning at the nervous fear in her sister's pale blue eyes.
DG didn't respond for a moment, her forehead creasing as she glanced around the balcony.
"Did you hear that?"
Another breeze, stiffer than before, whispered past them, and the younger princess shivered again, forcing her to wrap her arms around herself to keep the goose bumps from rising on her arms.
"Will bear two lovely daughters she . . . ."
"It almost sounded like . . ." she shook her head, dismissing the thought. "Forget it, it was just the wind. I guess I'm getting tired, everything must be finally catching up to me."
Az nodded, but knew she couldn't just "forget it" as her sister told her to.
"You don't have to worry about anything anymore," she framed her younger sister's face in her hands, grinning at the faint glow that emanated from her touch. "You did it, you saved all of us, the entire O.Z," she embraced her sister again, and DG leaned into the warmth of the light they shared. "Everything is going to be alright."
I hope so, the younger princess thought.
They stood there for some long minutes before a glow not from their light illuminated the balcony. The two sisters looked up, releasing sighs of relief as a sun slowly began to move from behind the moon. The smile on DG's face dimmed, however, when the second sun remained locked in place, its light blocked.
"One is still stuck . . ." she murmured, disappointment flowing through her.
"You still brought the light back, Deeg, that's what's important. Don't worry, if a machine can be built that can stop the suns, then one can be built to get one of them moving again," Az drew her gaze from the brightening light back to her sister. "Come on, mom and dad are waiting."
DG's smile widened slightly, and she nodded. They took each other's hand, turning to leave the balcony and find their parents.
"The first to light she will be shown . . . The second, to darkness, will be drawn . . . will be drawn . . . will be drawn."
A shiver passed through the younger princess again, her grip on her sister's hand tightening instinctively, and the breeze passed by without another sound. Glancing over her shoulder, DG bit her bottom lip nervously as she noted the direction the breeze had come from.