The funeral was only the beginning, the foreshadowing of the horrible tragedy that was still yet to come for Planet Arus and the entire galaxy.
Lisa sighed roughly as she sat down on the couch of the recreational room. Jeff stood beside her and Daniel and Larmina joined in.
"Hey, you okay?" Jeff asked.
"Yeah," Lisa sighed with an answer, "I guess so."
"Keith's death has been bothering you since you've found out hasn't it?"
"Yes, it has Jeff. As you should recall, we dated at the academy."
Jeff sighed as he looked down, remembering, "Yeah, I know. It was luck that you and Keith were able to keep your relationship a secret. Only Lance, Ginger and I knew about it."
"It's too bad that it had to end once we were assigned to different destinations, back before we were a part of either Voltron."
"Whoa, quite a story." Daniel replied.
"Yeah." Larmina nodded in agreement.
"Do you think Keith had the same feelings for Allura?" Lisa asked. The group fell silent for a moment.
"Probably so." Jeff finally said, breaking the silence.
"She hasn't left the burial site since we buried Keith today." Larmina said. Lisa sighed sadly.
Behind the Castle of Lions, Allura stood by the grave which was written Keith Kogane in beautiful handwriting.
"Keith," Allura said, "I'm so sorry. I wish things didn't have to turn out like this. There is just so much I wanted to tell you. I'm...I'm so sorry that you were sick. I miss you so much already. I love you."
A tear streamed down Allura's eyes as she placed an Arusian Red rose on the gravestone.
"Allura." a voice whispered from behind Allura. She turned around and gasped as she saw the spirit of Keith.
"Keith!" Allura smiled. She reached out to hug him, but her arms went through him. She sighed, "You're really gone aren't you?"
"I'm afraid so," Keith looked down sadly, "I'm so sorry."
"For leaving you guys like this, and leaving you in danger."
"It wasn't your fault. You were sick and we had no idea how bad your illness was."
"But I never told you guys I was sick, and if I had told you before it got worse, I'd probably still be alive."
"No Keith, please don't kick yourself for it."
"I guess you're right. You've always been right."
Keith and Allura both smiled.
"What...are you doing here anyways?" Allura asked.
"I came here to say goodbye." Keith answered.
"I kinda figured."
"So Lance is the new leader of the Voltron Force?"
"Yes, he is."
"How are Kyra and Daniel doing?"
"I haven't seen them since you were buried here."
"So you've been here since then by my grave?"
"Yeah, I have."
"Well, you'll need to go back in sooner or later."
"I know, but I miss you so much. I don't really know what I'm gonna do now."
More tears came down Allura's face, and Keith reached out and wiped some of her tears away.
"I miss you too Princess. Oh, and how's my mother?"
"She's not taking this well. She had to be sedated when they were burying you."
"I was afraid you were gonna say that."
"Yeah. She was devastated just as much as we all were the minute Dr. Gorma announced you dead."
Keith looked longly at Allura and he asked, "You have always loved me...more than a friend, haven't you?"
Allura gasped and then more tears fell down from her green eyes, "Oh Keith! I...yes! I have! I've always have since we first met! I don't understand why this had to happen!"
"I've always felt the same way about you and...I wish none of this happened either. I wanted to stay, but I guess destiny has the final say."
Allura nodded, "I'll always keep you in my heart."
"Me too. I will always love you no matter what happens. Goodbye, Queen Allura."
"Allura!" a voice called out as Keith disappeared. Allura gasped as she turned around and saw Princess Rikku flying to where she was standing, "There you are!"
"Princess Rikku," Allura asked, "What's going on?"
"Articmind's time freeze can't hold off the Drule Army any longer!" Princess Rikku answered, "We have to hurry and get into action stat!"
Allura nodded as she wiped tears from her face. Just then, King John arrived, "AngelicRaven! Articmind's time freeze is over! The Doom Fleet has arrived at Arus!"
"That's not good!" Allura replied.
"Don't worry about the lions though," King John said, "That's been taken care of by Lance. Daniel is in black. As for the other cadets, Vince is in green with Pidge and Tammy is safe in her room."
Allura nodded, "Let's head to the defenses!"
King John, Princess Rikku and Princess Allura hurried to the defense weapons located outside the castle.
"We help the lions defend against the army." Allura told Electricmind and AngelicRaven. Both heroes nodded in agreement.
Well of course you know that we started off awesome, with a bang, the lions were doing their thing and we were doing our thing and it was all for Keith, but hey, all that was about to change thanks to King Lotor, who had a big dirty trick of his own.
The next thing the trio knew, Lotor appeared behind the three and grabbed Allura. King John and Princess Rikku heard screams as the Drule King took off with Allura.
"That was a cheap shot!" Princess Rikku exclaimed.
"I'll try to save Allura," King John said, "You go and help defend the others with the rest of our family."
"You got it!" Princess Rikku nodded before flying down to help the others.
King John teleported close by to Lotor's ship to see Allura surrounded in purple mist and Lotor looking on in pleasure as if he was happy.
"What is going on?" King John muttered, "What is he doing to her?"
"Now at long last we will have our wedding at Planet Doom!" Lotor declared to Allura, "And you will be my bride and Queen of Planet Doom."
"Why yes I would love to be your wife my love." Allura replied to him in a trance like mode.
"She's in a trance." King John gasped. Lotor looked to see King John outside the window of his ship.
"Electricmind!" Lotor exclaimed, "Blast that pest!"
The ship blasted at King John, but he dodged the blasts, and it was enough to get him off Lotor's tail or so he thought.
"You're not getting away that easy." King John declared as he teleported to Planet Doom.
At the planet, King John found Lotor's ship and followed Lotor and Allura to the Doom temple where their wedding was about to begin.
"At long last Allura will be my queen," he heard Lotor say, "and she will no longer remember the late Keith Kogane, or the Voltron force. She won't even remember Planet Arus."
King John gasped hearing all that. He saw Allura in a wedding dress as she stood by the doorway. Lotor was waiting to proceed with the wedding with Maahox and other Drules as witnesses.
"This is my chance," King John said as he was about to attempt to snap Allura out of the trance. He focused his power and concentrated his mind and then he opened his eyes and sending a piercing spark of Static into the Allura in attempt control her, "Mind Hypnosis!"
Allura grunted for only a second, but somehow she resisted the power.
"Come to me my dear bride," Lotor called to Allura, "it's time to unite our lives forever."
"Yes my love," Allura replied, slowly walking to him, "I shall come to you to unite our lives."
"The balance between good and Evil has been shaken... the eternal mind is at risk of devastation... The thunders of Justice roars in anger for the ones being placed in danger's path... from the Mind and from the Thunder of Justice... I am ElectricMind!" King John exclaimed as he appeared at the temple to try to stop the wedding. Lotor and Allura looked on in surprise.
"Maahox!" Lotor ordered, "send the Predator Robeast to attack this fool at once!"
Maahox did as he was told, and King John braced himself for action as the Predator Robeast attacked.
"Think fast!" King John exclaimed. He formed electric from his hands and they form into one big electric ball and then a stream of thunder bolts which aimed for the predator robeast, "THUNDER BOLT STRIKE!"
That attack knocked down the robeast.
"Now where were we?" Lotor asked to Maahox and Allura. Just then, King John returned to the area.
King John lifted his hands and exclaimed, "Feel the fury of ElectricMind! This is for Keith! Feel it ten fold as I owe you pain!"
The psychic energy came out from his hands and hit Lotor dead on, "Psychic ray of fury!"
Lotor fell to the ground and Allura looked at Electricmind.
"I'm sorry, but I don't know you," Allura said, "I love this man and I want to marry him so please do not interrupt this wedding."
"What are you saying Allura?" King John snapped, "Snap out of it! Lotor has you under a spell!"
"Shut up you fool!" Lotor stood up and then the predator robeast returned and grabbed King John, taking him out of the temple.
King John kicked the robeast again and launched another attack. He channeled himself with his powers and put his hands and arms together to form a cannon, charging up with the power of thunder, building Energy and creating missiles out of Thunder and Lightning, launching it at the Predator Robeast, "Thunder Shock Missiles!"
"Now let's exchange our cups and unite our lives forever my love." Lotor said to Allura.
"Yes my love." Allura replied, before drinking from her cup.
"NOO!" King John yelled as Lotor drank from the same cup.
"I Allura vow to honor my king and to take my place as Queen of Planet Doom." Allura declared. The Drules in the audience cheered.
"You're too late!" Lotor told Electricmind, "It is done! Allura and I are married at last and we are King and Queen of Doom!"
He chuckled as King John hurried to inform the others, "I was too late. I couldn't stop him."
The Predator Robeast appeared before him again and Electricmind launched another attack to keep this robeast down for a while.
He pointed his fingers out at the robeast and absorbed Psychic energy. He held up his hands and suddenly pointed his fingers up in the sky, firing up in the air and watching the Sky turn dark, "With the power of mind and the force of nature... let this Psychic mist infect you with mind self-destruction." He launched the Attack at the Predator Robeast, keeping it down on the ground for a while, "Psychic Mind Poison Mist!"
After the robeast fell to the ground King John teleported back to Arus.
"Sire," Maahox asked, "What should we do about the Predator Robeast?"
"Allura and I have wed," Lotor answered, "and his plans to stop the wedding have failed. Place the robeast back for now. They're dealing with our army right now."
"Yes my lord."
As this battle progressed, things would now become from bad to far worse than we were expecting. Much worse.