Komanoto was stopped mid-leap by four long, sharp spears through his heaving red chest. This did little against the massive spectrobe, however, as a giant claw snapped Lust's perfect spear in half. Zazane spiraled through Gluttony's shoulder like a feminine buzz saw. The two spectrobes' masters stood at opposite ends of the dark stony room, firing assorted blasters as their allies got down and dirty with the enemies. Alphonse leapt at Envy as Edward watched the final homunculus liquefy and slink out through the ceiling. Winry and Maja had found their way out the door.
Ed sent a volley of stone arrows from the walls toward the Fat homunculus as its arm was regrowing. "What the hell are these people? They just don't die!" he shouted in frustration.
A flaming pair of jaws shredded through Lust's torso and a series of superheated spines sliced Envy's legs off. Red electrical pulses flashed from the kidnappers' severed body parts as they began to regenerate almost immediately.
"How many times do they have to be killed before they die?" Alphonse asked as he punched Envy in the stomach. The genderless palm tree grabbed the boy's giant metal fist and flipped his over its head and down onto the ground at full speed. His metal plates rattled upon impact, but he rolled right back onto his feet.
A loud cracking noise came from the floor beneath the brawlers' feet as Ed used some of it to smash Gluttony between two tons of brick. Lust pinned his metal limbs to the wall behind him as she sliced open the block imprisoning her fellow homunculus. When the stray slab of stone made its heavy contact with the floor, it smashed a huge hole straight through to a lower floor. The two opposing factions took no notice as the spectrobe masters called out Dongiga and Villamasta. The two heavy looking spectrobes had absolutely no effect on the thin floor as they were completely weightless.
"Let's go!" Jeena shouted as Dongiga leapt at Envy, who was already swinging a large crate at the monster when it activated its charge attack. The massive golem-like spectrobe tore up huge chunks of the floor and tossed them at the surrounding homunculi, leaving a gaping hole in the center of the floor. The two evolved form spectrobes immediately fell through to the floor below and were followed by the homunculi and the Elric brothers. Rallen immediately leapt down after them, and Jeena, grimacing at her partner's lack of forethought, followed suit shortly.
The spectrobe masters found themselves falling through a gigantic cavern and down towards a warped village. Rallen called out Aobasar to catch both him and Jeena before they splattered on the steeple of the structure directly below them. The great bird lowered the two onto a street and returned to Rallen's prizmod. Dongiga suddenly appeared beside Jeena and disappeared in a flash.
"What happened to the Elric brothers?" Jeena wondered aloud. Rallen didn't answer. Instead, he sprinted towards the church he was almost impaled upon earlier. Jeena chased after him up until the point when he kicked the doors of the building open and landed heavily on his side. Jeena then ran right past him to see a giant ballroom with a hole in the ceiling. Ed was lying on a pile of homunculi while Al was in a crater a few feet to the left.
A gigantic black door materialized from the floor not far from this heap of fighters. A thunderous creak could be heard as the black gates swung on their hinges.
"Ed, Al, get up!" Rallen shouted when he saw a shadowy figure in the doorway. The brothers shakily got to their feet and looked behind them to see a vaguely familiar face. Ed quickly remembered where he'd seen the person before.
"You're that rotten alchemist who worked for Loki!" the diminutive alchemist shrieked at the girl.
"Close," the woman snidely remarked. "I'm just using her body for a while."
"What's going on?" Rallen asked quietly. "Did we miss an episode or something?"
"If you don't know, I don't know," Jeena responded. She then noticed an unconscious form swinging from the top of the black gate. It was Maja! She was strung up by her hair-tendrils, which were tied around a massive nail protruding from the doorway.
"These kids are a real pain in the ass," Envy muttered as it got to its feet, cracking its neck. "Can I kill the pipsqueak yet or what? You can always use that ishballan as a sacrifice… as soon as he breaks outa prison."
"I suppose we have no choice," the black-haired woman said, shrugging. Lust and gluttony got to their feet and stood in front of Rallen and Jeena as Envy lunged at Ed.
Shakoblad sliced through Lust for the hundredth time, his blade-like snout covered in crimson blood. A flaming pair of jaws clamped down on Gluttony's girthy midsection as to distract the fat homunculus while Jeena fired volleys of icy projectiles at him. While the spectrobe masters handled the beauty and the beast, the Elrics were dealing with a shapeshifting monstrosity with a nasty grudge against the elder brother. Envy changed into a man in a military uniform with short, black hair and square-rimmed glasses.
"You couldn't kill your old pal Lieutenant Colonel Hughes, could you?" Envy asked mockingly. Edward and Alphonse hesitated just long enough for the homunculus to lob tiny bladed projectiles towards their bodies. This did little to Al, but Ed took a nasy slice across his side.
Maja awoke to the sights, sounds, and smells of a battle between her large assortment of enemies. Who should she root for? The homunculi couldn't die, but the spectrobe brats always managed to find some way to win… The high krawl decided to take the easy way out and just keep pretending to be out cold. Maja's false lack of consciousness was soon interrupted by a loud smashing sound as large numbers of stones, carrying with them streets and buildings, began to fall through the church's roof. Once the dust settled, the brawlers crawled up the sides of the assorted bits of ruble to look up at a strange sight.
The Nanairo Planetary Patrol Cruiser was hovering only a few yards above the black gate, and a familiar character was dangling from the bottom of the ship's hull.
"Hey, Maja! Quite a pickle you've gotten yourself into, huh?" Jado snickered as he lowered the ship slightly. "Why don't you just open a portal and run like you do whenever you start to lose?"
A brief second of absolute silence filled the now roofless cavern. Then a ripping sound echoed all around as a huge, purple portal shredded the last remains of the once elegant ballroom. The Patrol Cruiser as sucked into the pan-dimensional vortex, as well as the alchemists, the spectrobes, the spectrobe masters, and the homunculi. Only the mysterious woman was left.
"What the hell just happened?" she asked nobody in particular.
"Not even that bastard, Truth, could answer that question, Dante," A bulky man with similar hair to Ed said from his hiding place under the crumbling stairs.
The assortment of protagonists and antagonists was flung apart from one another as the portal's normal event horizon mingled with the Black Gate's unusual, 5D core. Envy found itself spiraling out of control, slowly being torn apart by tiny, tendril-like hands from the edges of conceivable existence. The last thing the shapeless monster saw before its presence was extinguished from all realities was the form of its father, shaking his head in disapproval.
Gluttony and Lust disappeared through a twist of fate, into an alternate future with a presumably more positive astrology.
Edward and Alphonse were separated by the same hands that tore Envy to shreds, but they were favored by Truth. Alphonse found himself in an alternate plane. In this world, he was a boy of flesh and blood, working with rockets in his spare time. Everybody there, though, seemed to think his name was Homer Hickman. Ed found himself in a different alteration of time. In this timeline, everything seemed to make more sense, almost like it was thought through and written in a book before it was played out.
Maja flew into a dimension of possibility with an unsettling lack of war. She then began investigating a nearby all-girls school. She eventually got used to the peace, got a job as a teacher, and has not once publicly disturbed the peace since. However, in private she continues to plot the demise of the entire human race.
Jado and Rallen and Jeena's patrol cruiser sailed through space and time to an Earth similar to Kollin in many ways, but very dissimilar in the sense that it is controlled by the Norse tree of life, but only Jado can seem to see it.
Rallen and Jeena's story will be continued in "Spectral Bleach."
That ending feels weird, but whatever. It works for me. Please comment/review, I always love feedback from my readers.
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