Tauria: I feel like the ending isn't as good as it could have been, but I felt like I needed to end it soon, or I never would.
Chiro: That's probably true.
Tauria: Hush. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the ending. It's a little shorter then usual, but...
Chiro: Tauria doesn't own SRMTHFG
"It is time."
"Time for what?" Chiro growled. "What are you doing here, and what did you do to Antauri?"
"I will explain, I promise. However, I come asking something I do not deserve. Please trust me. I came to help you fight against Skeleton King. Antauri is alright, just knocked out." Mandarin explained, eyes shifting nervously.
Chiro thought a moment. 'Well... I don't sense any bad intentions from him...' "You can come in, but I still don't trust you. I highly doubt the others will either." He led Mandarin into the Command Center, and told the others what was going on.
"You really expect after everything you've done, we're going to trust you?" Sprx scowled.
"Let me explain," Mandarin said, holding up a hand. "A while ago, I realized that this was wrong. I never should have left. Don't ask me when this was, because I couldn't tell you. But it was after Antauri turned silver. I approached him, and asked for a second chance. He told me that if I was to spy on Skeleton King for you guys, and report back to him for a while, I could come back. I asked him not to tell you yet, so we could continue the charade of hatred for each other... If you wish to know if I am lying, then have Chiro check, for I am not."
Chiro did. Grudgingly, he said, "He's not lying."
Mandarin smiled slightly. "Now, we have lost a common ally, and I know how we can get him back. Skeleton King says Chiro is not strong enough, but he has always doubted the prowess of his foes, despite the fact he built them himself. Anyway, Chiro is plenty strong enough to bring Antauri back, though he may need our help, since he hasn't quite reached that point in training yet. It shouldn't take long, and the allies can hold the Robot while we do this. It should be done in the meditation room... It was specially fortified to hold the Power Primate."
The monkeys nodded and they headed in.
While the monkeys were in the room, the city was attacked by Skeleton King himself. He had figured out his most loyal servant's betrayal, and would now eliminate the new threat. The allies fought against him, but without the monkey team and Chiro, they weren't as strong.
"So what exactly do we have to do?" Chiro asked.
"Do you remember how you turned Sprx back?"
"Do that to Antauri." Mandarin said.
So together, they unleashed the power of the primate, and it surrounded Antauri in a glowing green light. Antauri's eyes opened, and his body absorbed the power, and he looked at the others. Nothing had changed. "So... you continue to betray our master, Mandarin?" he sneered.
Mandarin frowned. "That was supposed to work!"
"You were wrong, Mandarin." he growled. Antauri left.
Mandarin sighed. "Why didn't it work...?"
"Don't beat yourself up over it," Chiro said. "We'll just take out Skeleton King, and see if that works. If not... We may have to shut Antauri down permanently..."
"But... we can't do that!" Nova said.
"If we can't help him, then we can't have another Skeleton King." Chiro said sadly.
The monkeys nodded, and prepared to fight.
The battle was long, and lasted for hours. There was no sign of Antauri throughout the battle. Eventually, it was the allies and Hyper Force against the Skeleton King.
"Give it up, Skeleton King. You're outnumbered," Chiro growled. "We will defeat you."
Skeleton King sneered. "And you are outmatched."
"That, is where you are wrong," a familiar voice said. "Your fortress and the Citadel have been destroyed. Your army has been obliterated. All you have left now... is yourself. Mandarin and I have returned to good."
They looked up, and saw Antauri. He had not betrayed them... He had gone to destroy the Citadel and Fortress, but he couldn't let them know just yet.
He jumped down to their sides, and smiled slightly at Chiro. Chiro returned the smile, and faced Skeleton King.
He and Skeleton King fought, until Skeleton King was destroyed. The team surrounded Antauri in a hug. Rose and Violet also ran out and hugged him as well, squealing happily. He hugged them all back, and welcome Mandarin back to the team.
Weeks of celebration followed, and a holiday was declared.
Finally, Nova and Chiro approached Antauri. "Hey Antauri, while you were gone, we all had an idea..."
"What is it?" He asked, smiling.
"The rest of the team and us were wondering if - since you're the only one who knows all about the Power Primate, and every time you leave we have no idea what to do... We're only as strong as our weakest link, and when you're gone, we're pretty well done for - you could train all of us in the ways of the Power Primate."
"That can be arranged," he smiled wider.
And it was.
Tauria: I hope you enjoyed it, even if it wasn't the best ending :)
Chiro: Please leave a review! She'll work on Losing some more and start posting new stories :)