Me: Hey folks. Sorry I haven't updated in a while, but I've been hiding out from Kopaka.
Kopaka: Where are you, you sadist?
Me: *Ducks behind couch* I don't own Bionicle or Sailor Moon.
Kopaka: I know you're here! Come out and face me! I'll find you sooner or later!
Me: And if you don't mind, I'm gonna hide under my bed until frosty cools down. *Combat crawls away*
He sat there. Looking at it. He tried to comprehend it. But he just couldn't wrap his mind around it.
"I'm what?" Kopaka Nuva asked. He was sitting cross-legged on his bed, in his hut in Ko-Koro, with a tiny Rahi that resembled a Muaka.
"You are Sailor Moon. The protector of Love and Justice." A tiny, talking Rahi that resembled a Muaka.
"But how?" Kopaka asked.
"That's the way it is." Aphaea, the talking Rahi, answered.
"But I'm a guy! I can't be this, this…"
"Sailor Moon." Aphaea supplied.
"Yeah that! She's a girl! How is it that I'm a guy but this transformation turns me into a girl?" Kopaka demanded. Aphaea shrugged.
"Hey, that's how reincarnation works."
"But how? Why me?" Kopaka demanded, close to tears.
"Hey, don't look at me. If you have a problem with it, take it up with the man upstairs." He flicked an ear upward for effect. Kopaka couldn't take it anymore, his emotions seemed to be on overdrive ever since the transformation, that turned him into an organic female, that was the supposed hero that would save the entire world! He could feel tears pricking at his eyes and, not wanting to be seen crying, threw himself at his pillow.
"How come I'm acting this way?" He yelled, his pillow muffling the sound. Aphaea went over to the Toa's head and patted him in comfort.
"It's a side effect." Aphaea answered. Kopaka peeked out from his pillow, giving Aphaea a sad, watery look. "Because the transformation brings your previous incarnation out, you are better connected to it. Obviously, she was very emotional. You were better with your own emotional control because you only had a single person's amount of emotions to deal with. Now that you have another life's emotions to deal with, your control is breaking."
"But that doesn't explain why I'm like this!" Kopaka shouted, popping up from his cover, tears pouring from his eyes and staining his mask. Aphaea sweat dropped.
"Like I said. Your control is breaking. Basically, your emotions are overflowing and you're going into shock because of it. And so, you're body is reacting like this." Kopaka's lip trembled and he flopped back onto his bed and buried himself back into his pillow. Aphaea sighed and waited for Kopaka's emotions to stabilize. It didn't take as long as he thought, when Kopaka finally separated from his pillow and sat back up on the bed. He still sniffled a bit, but at least he wasn't bawling his eyes out.
"There, there. It isn't the end of the world." Kopaka sniffled but didn't say anything. Aphaea's ears drooped. "Well, it isn't going to be. As long as you become Sailor Moon, that is."
"I still don't understand a few things." Kopaka said, wiping his tears off his mask.
"I guess I'll have to start at the beginning." Aphaea sighed. He jumped off the bed and ran towards Kopaka's table. Jumping on it in one bound, he swished his tail and motioned Kopaka should follow. Kopaka quietly got up and walked over to his table, taking a seat at the single chair. Aphaea smiled and pushed a stone tablet towards him. Curiously picking it up, Kopaka noticed it was inscribed with a legend.
"This is the tablet that Onua gave me days ago." Kopaka noticed. He had been told of a dark prophecy, that a great evil was coming to destroy his home. After informing the other Toa, Onua had told a legend of a powerful warrior that defeated a great evil many centuries ago. Actually, come to think of it, this legend seemed very familiar, in an odd sort of way.
"You mean this legend is true?" Kopaka asked Aphaea. The cat nodded his head.
"Yes. Every word." Aphaea nodded. "You already knew that though." Kopaka blinked in surprise.
"Already know? How?" He asked.
"Simple," Aphaea smiled. "You're the reincarnation of Sailor Moon. You must have already gotten a feeling or something when you read this." Aphaea put a paw on top of the tablet. Kopaka thought for a moment. He remembered when he was reading the legend, when he was on his way home.
"I think I know what you're talking about." Kopaka spoke hesitantly. Aphaea looked eager. "When I was walking home a few days ago, I was reading the legend over. I remember I was thinking about the princess and her warriors, and I had a thought about what the princess looked like."
"And?" Aphaea was on the edge of his seat. Kopaka had a thoughtful look on his mask.
"She was very beautiful. Blue eyes and long golden hair."
"Yeah?" Aphaea urged him to go on.
"She looked a little like how I was when I transformed into Sailor Moon yesterday, except she had a white gown on." Aphaea nodded, excitement running through him as Kopaka seemed to be understanding. "Are they related?" Kopaka asked innocently with wide blue eyes. Aphaea face-palmed off the table. Kopaka quickly got off his chair and rushed over to see if Aphaea was alright.
"I guess it was too much to expect him to remember a lot at the moment." Aphaea muttered to himself while Kopaka picked him up and set him back onto the table.
"Are you alright? Did I say something wrong?" Kopaka asked in concern, taking his seat again. Aphaea shook his head.
"I'm fine. I just wasn't prepared for how affected you were." Kopaka blinked. "Forget it." Aphaea shook his head. "But if you need something that you don't understand explained in the future, you can come to your trusty advisor." Aphaea perked up, his chest puffed out in pride.
"Care to explain?" The Ice Toa asked dryly. Aphaea smiled. It looked like the Toa was starting to return to normal.
"You see, it was predestined that Sailor Moon would be reincarnated. And so, whoever she would become would need an advisor for the time." Aphaea answered proudly.
"And you're my advisor?" Kopaka asked.
"Yes." Aphaea answered. Kopaka thought for a moment.
"Did I have an advisor like you in my past life?" He asked. Aphaea's ears drooped a bit.
"Yeah. But they weren't able to be reincarnated like you were." Aphaea spoke sadly. Then he perked up. "So I was chosen to be your new advisor until further notice." Kopaka nodded.
"So. I'm Sailor Moon." Kopaka muttered. Aphaea nodded. "I know you told me you don't know, but can you think of anyway why I'm Sailor Moon?" Aphaea had a thoughtful look.
"Well, I do have a theory. But unless you can talk to someone in charge," Another flick of an ear upwards. "We won't be sure if it's true. But this is how reincarnation works. Someone dies and comes back as something else. Going on this, you were already Sailor Moon. It just took the world being in mortal danger to bring you back." Kopaka didn't look relieved or comforted by the thought.
"But how come her reincarnation became a protector of Mata-Nui? Wouldn't it make more sense for her incarnation to be a Matoran since there are more of them around than Toa? And the Island has been in danger before and we didn't need her power then." Kopaka just didn't understand.
Aphaea just shrugged. "Not sure, but I do know that in the past, you didn't really need Sailor Moon's power. When push came to shove, you found a way to defeat your enemies. But this evil won't be defeated so easily, it has fought you in your past life before, so that means Sailor Moon knows how they operate. You're going to need your power as Sailor Moon." Aphaea urged.
"Fine. I'm Sailor Moon." Kopaka seemed to finally admit and Aphaea looked proud. "There's nothing I can really do about it anyway." He muttered and Aphaea shook his head.
"Nope." The cat gave a grin that would've made the Cheshire cat proud.
"So now I have to go out and fight this evil and protect the island?" Kopaka asked, partially sarcastic.
"No." Aphaea shook his head.
"What? Why? You said I need to defeat this evil." Kopaka asked.
"Because of a few things." Aphaea flicked his tail. "One, we don't know exactly where this evil is. You can't really fight the bad guys if you can't find them. Two, you still need to train. You can barley fight as Sailor Moon and your real form doesn't have the power to fight them. You barely survived the last fight, and that was just a grunt, not a real foe. And three, you have another mission besides saving the world."
"And that would be?" Kopaka asked testily, his temper starting to rise.
"You have to find the Scout Treasures." Aphaea spoke seriously.
"Scout Treasures?" Kopaka asked, quirking an eye ridge. Aphaea nodded. "What are Scout Treasures?"
"They are the special devices the Scouts use." Aphaea went right up to Kopaka. "Bring out your locket." Kopaka brought out a golden locket. It glinted in the sunlight coming from the window. "That is a Scout Treasure. It holds within it, the power that lets you become Sailor Moon. The other treasures hold similar powers. But if the evil that threatens this world finds them before us, they would become even more powerful." Kopaka looked in wonder at the locket. This little thing was that special?
"How many treasures are there?" Kopaka asked.
"A lot." Aphaea answered. Kopaka had a sinking feeling in his stomach.
In another space…
In a dark void of nothingness, shadowy figures materialized in a ring, surrounding four other figures.
"So, you have failed. This seems to be a ongoing occurrence." One of the shadows spoke. One of the four figures in the middle stepped forward, toward the voice that spoke. A spot light came from nowhere, lighting the figure. It was a blond haired young man, wearing a dark uniform.
"My apologies my masters, but it seems our fears are confirmed. She is back." He spoke in a young tenor voice, spitting out the last part. The shadows murmured quietly to themselves.
"This is indeed a problem." One of the shadows spoke.
"How are we going to deal with this nuisance?" Another asked.
"Do not forget, my friend, that it was this nuisance that defeated us in the past." A hunched shadow spoke up.
"But how is the plan going to commence if Sailor Moon is alive again?" Another asked.
"Hm. Jedite." The first shadow spoke again. The figure in the spot light stood at attention. "Go and see what you can learn. If Sailor Moon is indeed back, then the other Sailor Scouts may be as well."
"And if they are not?" A shadow asked.
"Then all the better for us." The first answered.
"At once my liege." Jedite bowed, and disappeared. The other three that Jedite had been with also disappeared.
"What will we do if he fails again?" A shadow asked.
"What we have always done to those who fail us." The first shadow spoke. Then all the shadows broke out in hideous laughter that rang out in the dark nothingness.
In a separate space, Jedite and the other three shadows converged.
"Hahahaha, you're in it deep now Jedite." One of the shadows mocked in a high female voice. Jedite growled in anger.
"What do you care Zoycite?" He demanded. Then one of the shadows lit up in a nonexistent light. A pretty female, with long hair, wearing the same dark uniform that Jedite had.
"I just don't want to see you fail like last time. What was your punishment again?" Zoycite asked in mock sincerity. Jedite growled, his hands balled into fists.
"I'll show you! I'm not someone to laugh at!" He shouted before she shimmered out of sight. Zoycite looked outraged by Jedite's reaction. One of the other shadows stepped forward, showing itself as a male with white hair and a cape. He wrapped his arms around Zoycite, who buried herself into him.
"Oh Malachite, did you hear how he treated me?" Zoycite whispered.
"It's ok Zoycite." Malachite stroked her hair.
"But he can't be allowed to get away with this." Zoycite hissed, biting her thumbnail, while Malachite stroked her hair.
"We can not be hasty this time, my love, if you remember what happened to us last time." Malachite reminded the blonde.
"He is right Zoycite." A young man with long brown hair, stepped forward. "We all tried to take the scouts out by ourselves before, and we all fell in our turn. We need to learn from our mistakes, or we'll fall again."
"Well said Neflyte." Malachite nodded to the brunette. "We need to work together, as a team." Malachite spit the last part out like a curse.
"Why should we all have to work together?" Zoycite whined. "I would much rather work with you Malachite." The blonde looked up and bat her eyes. Malachite gave her an adoring smile.
"I know my love. But we must, if we wish to survive." He placed a kiss to Zoycite's forehead. "If we wish to be together." He moved down to her mouth. Malachite sneered at the display, but he couldn't really feel it. Something in his mind, trying to get his attention, was trying to tell him something. But he couldn't seem to grasp it, so he just shook his head in disgust and turned away from the two.
"So how shall we do this?" Zoycite asked. "How are we going to act like a team?"
"Well for a start, we can make sure Jedite doesn't get himself killed." Neflyte answered. The other two nodded and all three disappeared to find their missing team member.
Kopaka and Aphaea were walking around, trying to figure out how to find the Scout Treasures as well as fight this new enemy. It was better to speak in Ko-Wahi than in Kopaka's hut, where anyone could walk in on them or over hear them talking. Aphaea wanted to keep up the disguise of a normal pet Rahi, so as to keep Kopaka's secret of being Sailor Moon. But Kopaka wasn't so sure he wanted to keep it a secret.
"I don't see why you're being so stubborn." Aphaea spoke up. "I mean it's not like you don't already keep secrets, especially from the other Toa." Kopaka crossed his arms and glared at the cat, who strangely didn't seemed fazed by it.
"That's not the point. Why should I keep something this important a secret?" He demanded. Aphaea shook his head.
"Well, how about one, if the evil were to find out what the others know, they'd be in greater danger from this evil, 'cause they'd be targets, and they're not strong enough to fight them. Two, if they were captured, they'd be used against you to force you into giving up your power that they'd then use to harm this world. And three, what would the others say if they found out about how you're in touch with your feminine side?" The cat smirked. Kopaka blanched, if you could call it that, seeing as he's already whiter than white.
"Fine." He growled out, already knowing how the others would react to his little secret. Tahu would ridicule him for the rest of his life. Lewa would be rolling on the ground with laughter every time he saw him, and Pohatu would most likely be joining him. Gali and Onua would be awkward around him, and Mata-Nui knows how poor Takanuva would take it.
"That's the spirit." Aphaea smiled. Kopaka was starting to hate that about him.
"So what do we do now?" Kopaka asked.
"What else? Find the Scout Treasures of course." Aphaea answered.
"And just how do we do that?" Kopaka snapped. Aphaea opened his mouth to answer, but than shut it and didn't say anything.
"You don't know." Kopaka deadpanned. Aphaea chuckled nervously and shrugged. "Great. You're a big help." The Ice Toa muttered.
"Hey!" The cat exclaimed. "Give me a break. I'm new at this." Kopaka huffed and crossed his arms, frustrated with Aphaea. Then he heard something behind him. Whirling around and taking his sword and shield out, he expected to see one of their new enemies. But he was relived to see it was just Lewa.
"Greetings ice-brother." The air Toa smiled at him.
"What are you doing here, brother?" Kopaka asked, trying to get his composure back.
"I came to tell you something!" The green Toa said excitedly, than he looked thoughtful at Kopaka and Aphaea. "Where you just speak-talking to the Rahi?" He asked innocently. Kopaka stiffened and tried to quickly think of something to say.
"Uh…no." Lewa still looked innocently at his brother. "You came to tell me something?" Kopaka tried to steer the conversation away from him and Aphaea. Lewa brightened again and came up excitedly to Kopaka.
"Yes! You will not believe-trust what I have to speak-say." He was practically vibrating with excitement.
"Really?" Kopaka asked with a raised eye ridge, actually intrigued. Lewa nodded his head and giggled. "What is it?" Kopaka asked, not wanting to actually play Lewa's game and guess.
"Brother-Tahu got in trouble with Turaga Vakama again." Lewa told him like it was the best thing in the world. Kopaka didn't think so.
"Really? That's your big news?" Lewa shook his head.
"No. It's his bad-punishment. He has to clean the Kini-Nui as well as his own village-temple! From up-top to deep-bottom." Lewa reported.
"Really?" Kopaka asked, understanding why Lewa was bouncing where he stood, Kopaka almost felt like joining him. Almost.
"Yes. I'm wind-flying over there right now. I deep-thought you'd like to join me." Lewa stage whispered conspiratorially. Kopaka was hard pressed to not chuckle evilly.
"Oh yes brother. I'd very much like to join you."
"Meow. Meow!" Aphaea tried to get Kopaka's attention, seeming to forget to mew like an actual Rahi and in fact saying 'Meow' like a person. Luckily it was Lewa who was with him, and he didn't really notice the difference.
"Is your Rahi alright-fine brother?" He asked. Kopaka spared Aphaea a brief glance before giving Lewa his full attention.
"Yes he's fine." Than the Toa of Ice grabbed the Air Toa's arm in a hurry. "Let's get going. I'd like to see for myself Tahu's punishment." Lewa nodded and allowed Kopaka to lead him away, not catching the glare the Ice Toa sent to the cat. Aphaea grumbled when the two were out of sight.
"That lug nut. I wonder if any of the other guardians had to take crud like this." He kept up his dark muttering all the way back to Ko-Koro and Kopaka's hut, though he made sure to stay away from any Matoran who might overhear him. Once he was inside, he jumped up onto the bed and plopped down with a sigh.
"I wonder if I'll be able to handle much more of this." Than he glanced at the table and nearly freaked. Sitting innocently on top of the table, was the golden locket that Kopaka used to transform into Sailor Moon. Quickly jumping off the bed and onto the table, he grabbed the locket with his mouth and left the hut, hurrying out of Ko-Koro and in hot pursuit of the wayward Toa of Ice.
In the deepest part of the Le-Wahi jungle, Jedite appeared. He looked around him with a dissatisfied look.
"How could the humans have been reduced to this!" He kicked a rock with his boot and watched as it plopped into a mud puddle. He sneered. Well it just makes it that much easier to conquer. Suddenly he heard growling from behind him. Whirling around, he saw a large orange Rahi glaring at him. It was an ash bear, and Jedite was trespassing in it's territory. Jedite frowned and readied himself as the bear crouched down before lunging at him. But before he could do anything, a bolt of black lightning struck the Rahi, causing it to land a few feet away, stunned. Looking up, Jedite saw Malachite with his hand extended and his other arm around Zoycite, who was smirking at him. Neflyte was behind them both, looking completely bored.
"What are you doing here?" Jedite demanded, outraged that Malachite had interfered with his business.
"Don't get your jacket in a twist." Zoycite complained.
"We're here to help you." Malachite answered, not taking his arm off Zoycite.
"What makes you think I need any help from any of you!" Jedite spat.
"Please." Neflyte snorted. "If any of us hadn't been set on doing things our own way, none of us would have suffered our fates." The brunette muttered. The others shivered at the memories of their own demises.
"Well then," Jedite cleared his throat. "What do we do now?" Malachite stroked Zoycite's hair, thinking up a plan, until he spied the ash bear starting to get up. He smirked as the perfect plan came to mind.
"How about this?" He released Zoycite, who gave a whimper of displeasure, and went over to the bear. It growled at the man, trying to right itself, but still disoriented from the earlier attack. Malachite brought his hand up, palm up, and a ball of dark energy formed. He smiled wickedly at the Rahi, before throwing the energy at it. The ash bear didn't have time to dodge as the energy engulfed it. A black cloud surrounded the Rahi as it roared in pain, before releasing it. The bear fell to the ground, completely drained of it's energy. Then the cloud started to change and expand, taking on the shape of the Rahi, but more perverse.
It had the basic features of the ash bear, but it's teeth were much larger, so much so that it couldn't close it's lips around it's mouth. It's claws were larger than Malachite or any of the others, and so razor sharp, that it was cutting into the ground just by the creatures weight. It still had an orange coloring, but it was faded and dark, like the time when the Rahi all over the island had been corrupted, and its eyes were more narrowed and a dark yellow color. The creature snarled and growled, but didn't attack the white haired male. The other three stood in awe at what Malachite had created just by using his own dark energy and the negative energies of the bear.
"Marvelous my love!" Zoycite complemented, coming up to Malachite and allowing him to embrace her.
"Yes. This will do for now." He turned to look at the others of his team. "This creature will help us determine if Sailor Moon is indeed alone or if the other Sailor Brats are with her. That will at least please the queen."
"And if this thing destroys Sailor Moon, all the better." Zoycite chuckled. Jedite scowled, but silently agreed with the two. Neflyte didn't seem to care one way or the other, opting to keep silent. Malachite made a motion with his free arm to the creature, who growled and complied, crashing through the trees to complete it's mission. Malachite smiled and nuzzled Zoycite's hair.
"Now we just have to wait and watch."
In another part of Le-Wahi, Kopaka and Lewa were both walking through the jungle and enjoying themselves thoroughly.
"Did you see how angry-mad Brother-Tahu was?" Lewa laughed. "I didn't even know he could cause things to blow high-up just by looking at it."
"Yes. I also quite enjoyed where the bucket landed." Kopaka kept his amusement to restrained chuckles. Yes, it had been very amusing watching Tahu throw a tantrum and cause the buckets of water he was supposed to use to blow up, but it was an added benefit to the two spying Toa when one of the buckets of water dumped on the angry Fire Toa and the bucket itself to land crookedly on his head. Kopaka had to put Lewa in a headlock to keep his laughter quiet. They shared a quick look before breaking out into more laughter. But their amusement was broken by the sudden sensation of the ground shaking. They both quieted and listened as another tremor went through the ground, this time causing some of the trees to shake.
"That does not sound well-good." Lewa remarked, sounding tense. Kopaka nodded and took out his staff and shield, Lewa following his lead and took out his katanas. Another tremor, this time followed by the sound of wood creaking and a faint crash. A sense of déjà vu went through Kopaka. He was broken from his thoughts by the large, monstrous creature that appeared from the forest. It was a macabre version of a full grown ash bear, but with larger claws and teeth. When it came crashing through the trees, the two Toa had to separate, before the bear rammed into them.
Lewa and Kopaka both shared a concerned look between them, unsure of what to do since the bear wasn't attacking them. All it was doing was swinging it's massive head around, trying to see it's surroundings, but it's own weight was making it hard to move as gracefully as it wanted. But when Lewa took a small step back, the monster zeroed in on the Air Toa.
"Lewa!" Kopaka shouted just as the bear lunged at the younger Toa. Even Lewa's speed wasn't enough to save him, the bear was able to pin the green Toa down with one of it's claws. Kopaka rushed forward and tried to draw the creature's attention, throwing ice at it and slashing at it's hind legs. All that accomplished was for the monster to raise one of it's legs and kick Kopaka, causing the Ice Toa to fly into the forest and crash into some trees.
Shaking his head, Kopaka looked up and his heart clenched, seeing the bear stoop over his little brother, still pinned under it's claw. It sniffed the green Toa, seeming to contemplate what to do with him. Then unexpectedly, it lifted its claw. Kopaka didn't know if that meant it didn't feel threatened by Lewa anymore or that Lewa was….. Then the bear clasped its massive jaw onto Lewa's limp arm and lifted him up. Kopaka struggled to his feet, but he was still dazed. He was forced to watch as the monster ran off with the youngest Toa in its possession. Kopaka took two steps before sinking to his knees. He couldn't control his emotions, he felt fear, anger, desperation, sadness, and many more that he couldn't even describe. Balling his hands into fists, he punched the ground. Then he felt a drop on his fist, but it wasn't raining. Bringing his other hand up, he felt wetness on his mask. A voice calling his name distracted him.
"Kopaka!" Looking up, the Ice Toa saw Aphaea running up to him, the locket firm in his mouth. He spat it out in front of Kopaka, then looked around himself. "Wow, something sure did a number on this place." Then he saw Kopaka's face and knew something more than a battle happened. "What happened?"
"That….thing." Kopaka spoke softly. He was still in shock. Sure he had handled these kind of situations before where one of his brothers was in danger, and he had fought monstrous creatures before, but now, now his emotions were on turbo and he could barley handle that, as well as Lewa's abduction. "That thing took him."
"Took who?" Aphaea asked, trying to keep his temper, Kopaka didn't need anyone yelling at him right now, but he needed something to knock some sense into him.
"Lewa. It took Lewa. And I wasn't able to stop it." Kopaka grit his teeth and squeezed his eyes shut to force back more tears.
"Come on. Snap out of it." Aphaea spoke adamantly. "If you don't then there's no chance for Lewa. Sitting around isn't going to help anyone. Here." He pushed the locket closer to the despondent Toa. "This is what you need. Use it to get Lewa back." Kopaka took a few moments to recognize what it was Aphaea had pushed over to him. Picking it up, he nodded to the cat, and struggled to stand up. Lifting the locket over his head he shouted, "Moon Prism Power." letting the energy of the locket engulf him, comforting him in it's familiarity. His body moved on instinct as he felt warmth flow over him, his body suddenly feeling revitalized. At the end he struck a pose, legs spread apart, left hand on his hip and his right hand over his forehead, successfully transforming into Sailor Moon.
"Ok, follow me." Aphaea said. "I can track the thing's scent. Even giving this things size," He gazed at their surrounding. "I'm guessing it'll still be difficult to track down." Kopaka nodded and followed Aphaea as the cat raced off in the direction the bear had disappeared.
Atop a cliff, the four generals of the Negaverse watched as Malachite's creation stomped through the dense jungle of Le-Wahi with a Toa in it's possession.
"Oh isn't that cute!" Zoycite said excitedly. "Look Malachite, your little pet has found a playmate." Malachite smirked and stroked Zoycite's hair affectionately.
"Yes. Why don't we go get a closer look. See if this little playmate is as tough as we've been informed. If not, than taking over this world will be as easy as the moon kingdom."
"Don't forget," Jedite interrupted, irritated at his two 'teammates'. "We still have to deal with that Sailor Twit." Zoycite turned her head to scowl at the other blonde.
"Oh don't ruin our fun Jedite."
"No, he's right." Neflyte softly spoke up. "We mustn't get overconfident, otherwise we'll end up losing like last time." Zoycite scowled even more, but Malachite gave her a reassuring squeeze around her shoulders.
"Let's get going." And they all disappeared to go watch Lewa's demise.
Lewa slowly started to wake up, groaning lightly. His head hurt and his arm hurt. He couldn't quite remember what had happened to cause him such pain, he just wanted to go back to sleep and forget about it until he saw Gali next. Yes, Gali would heal him, Gali would make him better. She always made everything better. Then the air Toa noticed that he was swaying. He frowned, confused, and cracked open an eye with extreme difficulty, wishing that he hadn't when he saw where he was. He was traveling through the jungle, his arm in the grasp of a monster bear. That was why his arm was hurting.
He tried to struggle out of the creatures maw, but it just caused more pain and tired him out quickly. Closing his eyes, he gave up, hoping at least Kopaka had gotten away. Yes, Kopaka! Kopaka would get him out of this. He would get the other Toa and they would rescue him, they wouldn't abandon him. At least he hoped they didn't. He tried not to follow that train of thought, and concentrated on his current position, this swaying was starting to make him sick. He hoped the bear would stop soon.
"Hey you big ugly creep! DROP HIM!" A female voice yelled from behind them. Luckily, the bear stopped and turned it's head to see who had called out. Lewa barley opened his eyes to see who it was, it didn't sound like his sister Toa. A small, lithe figure appeared from behind the trees and faced off against the bear. It's stark white and blue colors standing out against the browns and greens of the jungle.
"You heard me fuzzy. I said drop the Toa now, or you'll be sorry." The girl threatened again, lifting up her arms and trying to look intimidating.
The bear didn't truly understand her, but it still roared, releasing Lewa, who dropped to the muddy ground and groaned. At least the swaying stopped. Then the bear lunged at the girl. The four Generals appeared in the timberline of the trees, unnoticed by all on the ground.
Kopaka grunted as he dodged the bear's attack. He tried to run to Lewa, who was lying unmoving on the ground, but the bear attacked again, forcing him away from his brother. Kopaka growled. He felt the familiar fear of facing such a deadly enemy, but he tried to block that fear out by using another, stronger fear. The fear for his brother's life. Kopaka knew that if he didn't get Lewa help soon, he may be permanently disabled or worse. And he refused to let his emotions cost his brother his freedom and life. Growling, he jumped out of the way of another attack and used his momentum to jump into one of the trees. No time for smart talk, he needed to take this beast down and fast.
He took his tiara off and pulled his arm back. But before he could call out his attack, a streak of purple lightning came out of nowhere and struck the branch that he was on, causing him to fall to the ground and drop his tiara. The metal headpiece rolled away and came to rest near Lewa. Kopaka groaned and looked around, unable to find the source of the lightning, but had to focus back onto the bear as it attacked again.
"Showoff." Jedite mumbled, as Malachite brought his hand down, his palm still smoking. Malachite ignored Jedite and tightened his hold on Zoycite. Zoycite smiled and snuggled into Malachite's chest, delighted by her lover.
Kopaka was stuck, he had gotten himself cornered between three close grown trees, the bear advancing onto him, and no where to run to. This was it. It was all over. Kopaka squeezed his eyes shut, smelling the putrid breath of the bear as it stalked closer. It was about to sink it's jaws into the squishy body in front of it when something blazed out in front of it, startling it enough to make it move back and roar in surprise. Kopaka opened his eyes in confusion and looked down at the source of the bear's surprise. A red rose stuck out from the ground.
Surprised, Kopaka looked up into the trees until he saw the caped figure standing in the branches, his arm still outstretched from throwing the rose.
"How dare you attack and injure one so free and innocent. I will not allow you to fulfill your evil ambitions. I am Tuxedo Mask." Kopaka smiled in joy at seeing the one who had saved him last time.
Lewa opened his eyes. His body was in excruciating pain. He was getting tired of being targeted by various enemies, it got old fast. When he turned his head, he saw that monster that had attacked him and Kopaka earlier corner his would be rescuer. Finding the strength to lift himself up onto his arms, he saw a strange metal headpiece. Picking it up, he finally recognized who his savior was. It was Sailor Moon. He remembered seeing her when he and his fellow Toa were attacked by a similar creature last time. And this thing was the weapon she somehow used to defeat the last monster. And it looked liked she needed it now.
He knew he knew he didn't have the strength to get up and give it to her, but
maybe if he could throw it over to her, it would roll to her? He had to try. Seeing the distraction and the bear hesitate, he took his chance.
"S-Sailor Moon!" He called out and threw the tiara as far as he could, hoping that he had helped.
Kopaka looked up at the sound of Lewa's call. He saw his brother weakly throw his tiara over to him, but luckily it rolled to his feet. Smiling, he picked it up. Lewa weakly smiled before passing out. Kopaka, a determined look set on his face, got ready for his attack.
"How dare you attack my….Friend." He almost said brother. "I won't allow you to hurt anymore people." He drew his arm back. "Moon Tiara Magic!" He threw his tiara turned discus as hard as he could. The bear roared in fright and a blinding light flashed. Then the creature dissolved into dust like the last time. Kopaka retrieved his tiara and looked up to smile thanks to Tuxedo Mask, but he was already gone. Pouting slightly, Kopaka went over to examine Lewa.
"Nice job, Sailor Moon. You're definitely getting better." Aphaea cheered, bounding to Kopaka's side from behind the tree line, having hidden there for the whole battle. Kopaka nodded and settled Lewa on his back, relieved to see he was still alive.
"We'll need to take him somewhere to get checked out." Kopaka said, and scooped his unconscious brother into his arms, entering the jungle and heading to Ga-Koro.
"Curses!" Zoycite raged, punching a tree and breaking it in half. When Sailor Moon disappeared, the four generals had dropped to the ground.
"This is not good." Jedite muttered, biting his thumb.
"Oh you think!" Zoycite rounded on the young man.
"Enough you two." Malachite stepped between the two before they could come to blows.
"Yes. Can't you two see that we accomplished what our masters wanted?" Neflyte said, standing next to the white haired man. The two blondes looked confused.
"What are you getting at Neflyte?" Jedite demanded, crossing his arms over his chest.
"Our orders were to find out if Sailor Moon was alone or with the other Scouts. This battle and the one before proves that she is alone. None of the scouts would have left their precious princess to fight alone." The red head answered. Jedite looked thoughtful at that while Zoycite looked relieved, she didn't want Malachite and herself to be punished.
"Then I suggest we go report this." Jedite finally said, still looking very upset. The other three nodded and together they all disappeared.
Sunlight streaming from an open window woke Lewa up from a peaceful rest. Opening his eyes, he was surprised to see he wasn't in his hut in Le-Koro. And if the lily pad hut and water decorations didn't hint to him that he was in Ga-Koro, than the floor swaying did. Starting to get up, he hissed as his sides flared up in pain.
"Don't move." A voice spoke up. Looking at the entrance, Lewa was surprised to see Kopaka standing there with a bowl of fruit. "You're still hurt from that monster's attack." Laying back down, Lewa was still looking at Kopaka like he had never seen him before as the Toa of Ice entered the hut and set the bowl of food down on the bedside stand.
"What?" Kopaka asked when he noticed Lewa staring.
"Why are you here?" Kopaka blinked at the question.
"Why are you here? What happened? How did I get to Ga-Koro? Wha-?" Lewa's stream of questions were stopped by a piece of fruit being lodged into his mouth by Kopaka.
"First, eat, you need something in your stomach." He pulled a chair next to the bed and sat down. "And to answer your questions, I'm here because I brought you here. After that bear thing attacked us, I woke up and found you gone. I followed the creature's trail and found you passed out in the middle of a clearing. No monster in sight. So I picked you up and brought you here where Gali healed us up. She still isn't happy with us fighting that thing by ourselves by the way. She hasn't released me yet, so I'm hanging out here until she feels I'm a hundred percent. You'll be here for a while longer." As Kopaka explained, Lewa ate more of the fruit and nodded, showing he understood what his brother was saying.
"Why is she still mad-hating at us for?" He asked around a piece of apple.
"She thinks we should have called for help." Lewa snorted at that.
"Yes. Like we could." He muttered.
"That's what I said." Kopaka rolled his eyes. They both shared a look and chuckled. Kopaka was glad that Lewa was okay, and relieved that he didn't look too much into Kopaka being gone when Sailor Moon was around. He just sat and enjoyed his time with his brother, finally accepting these crazy feelings he kept getting. Might as well enjoy the ride while it lasted.
In another space…
The four generals were giving their report to their shadowy masters. After Jedite was finished, a disturbing silence fell, making the four nervous, until it was broken by one of their masters chuckling.
"So the little Sailor Girl is alone after all."
"This is very fortunate for us. And fortunate for the four of you." Another said, talking to the four generals, all of who were relieved their masters were pleased.
"Now all we have to do is get rid of the little annoyance before she can gather her little friends." Neflyte frowned at that.
"My lords." The red head spoke up, surprising all around. "I know I don't have to point this out, but since Sailor Moon has been reincarnated, we don't know who she is. We all figured out her secret identity in her last life, but now it will be much harder to track her down."
"Oh but you are wrong Neflyte." One of the shadows said. "On an Island of this size, it'll only be a matter of time until we find her. Especially with the denizens habit of keeping their villages separate." The shadow chuckled. "How amusing, for beings who follow the virtue of unity, how separate they all are." All of the shadows laughed, the generals nervously joining in.
"Now, here is what you shall do…."
*Kopaka Storms in*: Hey! This is not what we agreed on!
Me: Hey it's not my fault you didn't read the fine print on the contract you signed.
Kopaka: Then why didn't you get one of the other Toa to do this stupid story?
Me: Because you were the one I was able to hog tie *Smiles*
Kopaka: Ugh, at least I'm not alone in this. You got that sailor moon chick too.
Me: She wouldn't sign the contract either
Me: Bye folks. I've gotta find more hiding places before Kopaka kills me. Bye!