Sky's Heart, Earth's Soul
Rated: T for violence and swearing(Luke FTW)
Pairings: Lukear, Shelloyd, Guy/Natalia, Zellete, Gesea, Raine/Yuan, Implied Asch/Natalia, implied Colloyd
Disclaimer: Do. Not. Own. Sorry to burst my own bubble.
Warning: Spoilers for TOtA and TOS1&2 throughout the story-I'm telling you now, so I don't repeat myself in the future..
AN: Yeah…I'm still waiting for The Meaning of Birth to update. Please try and update soon, Cassidy Eve. And yes. That was a shameless insert/advertisement.
And, so it was.
Despite their hopes, the world of Auldrant was nearly completely destroyed. Their group was split, and they were devoured in a rush of gold. Lorelei, in an attempt to save his world, extended his reach from his fonbelt to the outside space.
There, he found a moving comet, filled with dwindling life. Perhaps, he thought, they could breathe life into his world once more? And so, he pulled the traveling 'city' towards Auldrant. Maybe, this would be the 'Eldrant' of myth?
Years later, as the last of the life on his home began to die, they arrived. The people of that 'world' were long eared, and relied on a different energy then Fonons. Mana, Lorelei learned, which formed two of the sentiences that none of the 'elves' knew were there.
One was known as Origin. He was their spirit of Time and Space. Lorelei told him, after he asked, that he was the one who had interfered with Derris-Kharlan's path. The Seventh Fonon's Sentience stared at the 'world' around them.
The only thing keeping the life on the comet alive was the small fledging tree that gave off Mana. It had it's own Guardian, a tiny boy with green-tinted blond hair. The little child didn't have a name, and all the name Origin had offered him he had rejected.
Lorelei stared a long time before offering a name himself: Ratatosk. It meant, He explained, in the ancient language of Auldrant, Protection of the Sacred Flame.
The small child had looked a t him the whole time with a strange awed look. When he offered the name he looked at him for an even long time before asking why that name. Because you will be the Protection of my world, with your power and this wonderful tree you protect, Lorelei had murmured.
The newly named Ratatosk had accepted the name happily and then asked Lorelei what he was going to do.
I'll stay for a little while, to help with the newer spirits born here. I'll come and visit as much as I can, too.
...The golden haired Lorelei left a secret in each of 6 of the temples built for the newborn Element spirits. With Origin's permission he left something, too, in his temple built in the future village of Hemidell.
In the shrine built for the small Ratatosk, Lorelei had hidden a room...
What was in the room, no one knew, not even Ratatosk himself.
After all of this, something started happening. The golden haired sentience came to the tree spirit. Ratatosk, he began, I'm leaving the rest to you, Origin, and the other spirits. But rest assured, I won't be gone forever. I'll meet you again one day.
The innocent child spirit did not understand at first, until years later, when he ended up battling the strange white-blond woman wearing an outfit with an angel-demon montif.
She had mocked him with saying that Lorelei nor any of the other spirits cared about him or the world. But, The young 'man' didn't listen. He concentrated only on finishing his seal, a seal that was a combination of the original that Nebilim had destroyed and one of his own invention-It worked.
She was gone and, now, Ratatosk took it upon himself to guard the area. Lorelei had left the world for him and the other spirits to protect, and he would do it.
During this time, he created the centurions, and later, monsters, based on the images that Lorelei had shown him of Auldrant's olden monsters.
Then, the Kharlan War began years after. His tree began to die and Ratatosk began to feel bitter. Finally, it ended, but it was too late for his Kharlan tree. It died and Mithos, the bastard, sealed him and his centurions away and he could no longer do a thing.
A white haired woman sneered at the seal in front of her. That stupid boy had stopped her from escaping once again. The battle had lasted days...which was bit sad in her own opinion.
The boy, after all, had been a Sentience. The child shouldn't have taken so long to beat her when those fools from the time before had only taken a couple of hours.
At this thought, she couldn't help but wonder what had happened to her fellow Replica. If he had only turned to her side instead of siding with that fool, Jade...She could have used another, ah, servent. The woman peered over her shoulder as a young man with a blank expression approached, "Lady Nebilim...The last of the preperations for the book have been finished."
Nebilim sneered, "Good. If the book fails, than my follower on the other side will do the rest."
The blank man bowed and than left. She turned back to stare at the seal, "Ratatosk...No, Protection of the Sacred Flame...Your attempts to stop me from entering that side will not work. Especially with what I've been working on for once I get out..."
She laughed darkly...Yes, once she was out...the world would no longer live...And she would see to Lorelei's end...as well as to the end of his surviving scion, the replica...
Yes, it would be wonderful.
The first part, the style I used is one I'm unfamiliar with, so it might not be done very good. XD Also, I've got no idea why I decided to have Ratatosk's name be given to him by Lorelei...though, I do know why the name has the meaning it does.
...Anyway, the way I wanted to write it at first was different than this. The first time, it had taken place in mid-end of the first journey. I had hoped to have the most of it span the end of that and end towards a year after the end of the first game. However, I decided not to do that.
The second time I tried to write it, I had the original 8 of the Symphonian group meet one of the other six by accident, while making the spirit pacts, while the rest of it took place during TOS2. Uh...I didn't do it like that.
I changed it to be like this so...I hope you like this version better than the old one...
Er, and the parts where Nebilim mentioned the book and servent? Those are references to the Sidequests with Abyssion and the book(from Heimdell, where you have to get the spirit stone? Yeah, that)