Tauria: I'm back! I looked at my update times and realized that I haven't updated Chosen For Evil for three months. I had sudden inspiration and here is the last chapter. Cole isn't to happy with me right now, and Chiro isn't sure what to think so neither of them are going to comment today.
Antauri: However, I will. Tauria does not own SRMT.
As Chiro's fist closed around the crystal he was sucked into it. Everything here glowed the green of the Power Primate. He walked around the green of the crystal. It was almost a pleasant experience. But he was not there to enjoy the scenery, although the crystal statues were beautiful. The crystal walls gave his pale skin a greenish glow, almost making him look like some sort of Power Primate savior. He would have laughed if it weren't for the fact that he was concerned greatly for his brother. He wondered how Cole had been able to stand knowing that he was trapped in this crystal while his body had been carrying out Skeleton King's orders. He wondered if Cole had even changed at all. Something told him that Cole was inside, and that if he got him out of the crystal, the corrupted Cole would no longer be corrupted. Chiro broke into a run, towards the center of the crystal. When he had looked at it, he had seen something dark and shadowy in there, almost like a figure. As he ran, he noticed something in the crystal, something that would help him greatly.
He finally reached the center of the crystal, and then, there, sitting before him, meditating, was his twin brother. His ice blue eyes were closed, and some of the spikes from his spiky black hair that the twins had always been known for fell into his face, obscuring part of his face so he almost looked evil. But Chiro knew better, or at least he thought he did. Cole was not as pale as his twin, and the greenish glow did not reflect off his skin.
"Cole?" Chiro said, wondering what he was mediating about.
Cole opened his eyes, revealing ice blue eyes that were not as cold and cruel as they had once been, or as they were in his corrupted body. Cole stood. "Chiro! What are you doing here? Don't tell me Skeleton King captured you too!" He seemed concerned, and he did not say what he was really thinking, which was, 'Don't say that I got you . . .' He wasn't sure what he would do if he found out he had captured his own twin brother. He did not dare let himself believe that Chiro was the Chosen One. Part of him hoped he wasn't so that he wouldn't be in danger.
Chiro shook his head. "He didn't. I have come in here because that is what felt right. I am the Chosen One, Cole."
Cole's eyes widened, and he seemed in awe of the twin he had once looked down on when they were younger. He almost took a step back, but did not want to offend his brother by making him think he was scared of him, although he was. "So it is true then! You are leader of the Hyper Force, savior of the Varons and the rest of the Universe!"
"Yes. But right now we are focused on getting you out of here." Chiro's sapphire blue eyes seemed to say, Not now. We can catch up on all of this later.
"I should have been more careful." Cole gave an apologetic smile, sincerely meaning it.
Chiro gave a reassuring smile. "It will be alright." He looked around. "Well. It seems to have a pretty powerful enchantment over it, this crystal does."
Cole nodded. "Without it, I surely would have been lost."
"Not lost, brother, but certainly more hard to recover. Tell me, the power where you can throw things back, except more powerful, is that a natural power or one Skeleton King gave you?"
"Natural. But he corrupted it."
"Within here, though, it would still be pure, right?"
Cole thought a moment. "I believe so. But my Master said to just let you do what you felt was right."
Chiro nodded. He hated it when people told him that sometimes. Occasionally he just wanted real answers, but he knew that he wasn't going to get any that day. Nor would he ever when it actually came down to it. He led Cole over to the part of the crystal that seemed kind of dim. Here was where he did not want his orders to be questioned, but he knew they would be. It was inevitable. They always said to trust in his feelings and then when he really was sure he was right, he was always questioned.
"I'm going to use my Monkey Fu, and I want you to shoot it back at me, and make it as powerful as you can. And before you argue, remember, here, I am a mental image. I am nothing more."
Cole hesitated, and then nodded. "Alright. I'll do it." He got ready.
Chiro took a deep breath. He shot Monkey Fu, and hoped everything would go the way he wanted it to. Although he knew that was seldom what happened. He felt Cole push it back at him, and he knew that he had lied to his brother. It was going to affect him when he awoke. He would probably have a killer headache . . . He also assumed he was going to be unconscious for a few days. He hoped the monkeys wouldn't freak out. He stayed for as long as he could, as he watched Cole slip back into his body, where he would have to fight for control over the corrupted part of him. Chiro then allowed himself to slip back into his own body.
Chiro was able to regain consciousness long enough to look up at the monkey team as he fell away from Cole's body. Antauri caught him, and Chiro found enough strength to look up at him and say, "I did it . . . now I need . . . I need sleep . . ." Before he slipped into darkness.
Meanwhile, Cole was slowly gaining the upper hand over his corrupted self. He knew it would take a while and was glad that the Varon Mystics had taught him how to be patient. It took a whole day, but he won, and regained control over his body. At first, he panicked, not knowing where he was. He didn't like the cold metal of the table beneath his back. He felt the presences of the monkeys as all the memories came flooding back. He tried not to let the emotions touch his face. He didn't want them to know he was awake yet. They might tried to subdue him before he saw Chiro. He twitched his fingers first, deciding to take it slow. He had been gone for so long, that his own body was now a stranger to him. He twitched his foot, and slowly opened his eyes and sat up.
Immediately, every monkey had out there weapons, but Cole paid no attention. He saw only that his brother was paler then he remembered him being, and that he was laying on a med table, asleep. He frowned. "Chiro!" He cried out, thinking about how it was all his fault.
"Cole," Antauri said softly. "He will be alright." He sensed the young one's distress, and attempted to calm him down.
Cole nodded, feeling Antauri's concern, and knowing that he may not have trusted him but he was still attempting to comfort him.
"What happened?" Sprx asked. "One minute, the kid touched the crystal, the next minute it's like he's meditating, and then there is a glowing green light, the kid's eyes open, he says he did it, and then a day later you wake up!"
Cole shrugged. "Well . . . see . . . the story really and truthfully starts a long time ago. Back when me and Chiro were kids. Chiro and I were inseparable, as twins often are, and we did almost everything together. And I'm talking about when we were really little. Like, six years old. We did everything together. But on our seventh birthday, I snuck away, wanting to find out what it was like on my own. I had always been the more adventurous twin. When I did that, I felt a strange feeling come over me, and it wasn't that longing to be back around my twin like I usually got when I attempted this. Chiro never worried when I left, knowing that I would always return. Although it always appeared to people that I was the more dominant twin, they were wrong. Me being outgoing and bossing everyone around was my way of compensating for the fact that even though I was older, Chiro was the true dominant twin. Anyway, he never worried when I left, because I always returned, and would stick to his side. When the strange feeling overwhelmed me, I saw a little girl in training for the Varons. She was using the Power Primate. I grew very jealous. When I finally tore my eyes away, the feeling left, and the longing for my twin took it's place. I returned to Chiro, but every time I left his side that feeling came back. Soon I began to crave it, and then I became the person I was when I left Shuggazoom. The Varons were kind enough to take me in, and I was showed my wrongs. When you all defeated Master Xan, only then did I hear rumors about my brother being the Chosen One. I was already going to leave to be trained by Antauri and I was given permission to go earlier. I headed there, and was intercepted by Skeleton King. He tortured me and used his powers to corrupt me until I surrendered to him," Cole looked at each monkey in turn. He explained out the non corrupted part had sealed itself in the crystal and about how he had acquired the crystal. Then he told them what had happened when Chiro had come to rescue him.
Sprx's eyes narrowed.
"I don't believe you. The kid wouldn't be stupid enough to do that!"
Antauri cocked his head to the side. "Think about it. That does sound an awful lot like Chiro. He sacrificed himself to save his brother. Although, like you Sprx, I have my doubts. But we will not know until Chiro awakens. Until then, we shall treat Cole as our prisoner, but we will be kind to him."
Cole sighed. 'Shoulda known they'd doubt me.'
A few days later, Chiro awoke. The monkeys questioned him about what Cole had said and Chiro declared that he was telling the truth. The monkeys nodded and allowed Cole to stay with them. Cole told them everything he knew about Skeleton King's fortress. Then, the day that the twins had been dreading arrived.
Cole trudged to Chiro's room and knocked on the door.
Chiro opened it and welcomed Cole in.
"Chiro . . . you know I can't stay on Shuggazoom forever. I have to return to the Varons . . ."
Chiro nodded. "I know Cole . . . but do you have to leave so soon?"
"I just got a call from my old master . . . and he says that, yes, I do."
Chiro frowned. "Well . . . you'll come visit, right?"
Cole nodded. "And you me?"
Chiro also nodded. They hugged and then, being the brothers they were, challenged each other to one last video game competition. They tied, before Antauri had to turn it off and tell them to go to bed. They bade goodbye to each other the next morning and Cole returned to the Varons. They visited each other as much as possible, and all was well between the two, although they were not without their sibling fights. Occasionally, Cole got to stay for a whole week or two as Antauri carried on part of his training.
Tauria: I hoped you enjoyed this chapter even though it's not really the ending that I expected to have. I hope you enjoyed reading this. I have considered doing a short little epilogue about when the twins are grown up . . . review and tell me if you want to see that or if you're happy with this ending.
Cole: I'm not happy with this ending.
Chiro: I'm not sure what I think.
Tauria: I know boys.
Antauri: But this is the ending that the story was given. I think it was a fine ending. Siblings reuniting is almost always a good thing.
Tauria: Thank you Antauri.
Antauri, Chiro, and Cole: Please leave a review!