Chapter 130: “On the Mi’ihen highroad again… can’t wait to get on the Mi’ihen highroad again.”

Annie: *Looking ahead* This is the Highroad?

Daria: I think so… This has to be. But what’s even more confusing is that the highroad starts here and just outside the city of Luca. Almost as though it’s all connected.

Clint: So… What now?

Theodore: I guess that we go on…

Blossom: How far do you think this goes on for?

Amy: No idea. But let’s get started.

Susie: Just hope that we don’t get into any trouble… Our mother and father aren’t here. They’re now in Bevelle with Maester Mika. Being the fashion designers for him.

Zoey: That’s not all. My mom is now a Model for Luca. at the Modeling Agency the city must have had.

Spencer: *Whistles* Wow! A Luca Model. that has to blow a person’s mind.

Wakka: You mean that your parents are in Bevelle?

Penny: Yeah. They’ve been accepted to serve as the fashion designers for the Grand Maester.

Lulu: You don’t sound too happy about it.

Tidus: Something wrong about it?

Susie: No. We are just gonna miss her is all. We just hope that they’re okay.

Sapphire: They will be. They’re strong.

Raven was the first to look to the side to notice a strange statue standing with a sword in it’s grip..

Serena: *Catching sight of the statue* Point us right at that.

Raven: *Looking at the statue and walking over to take a look at it* What’s that statue?

Wakka: *About the statue* That’s the statue of Lord Mi’hen.

Penny: Really?

Dinah: It looks pretty pearly. Bright color.

Annie: Let’s take a look at it.

Sora: *Curiously walking over to take a look*

As they were looking at the statue…

A Man who apparently had the look of a scholar of some kind. Wearing a green hat, green apparel and with shades walked over and gathered a look at the statue…

“This is a statue of Lord Mi’ihen. Eight centuries ago, he founded a legion known today as the Crusaders. In just a few short years after their founding, their ranks grew throughout Spira. The maesters of Yevon feared an uprising and accused them of rebellion. So Lord Mi’ihen walked along this very road to go face their charges and refute them. He succeeded in winning the maesters’ trust, and his legion became an arm of the Yevon clergy. It was then that Yevon gave them the name “Crusaders,” which they have kept ever since. And the rest is history.”

Paige: Interesting.

Alvin: This Highroad must be named after the guy.

Scholar: It is.

Avery: When did he… die?

Scholar: Can’t say… that detail is indeed unknown.

A few minutes later…

Annie: Let’s go on and see where this takes us.

Daria: Right.

The fighters then head onwards and were looking to find where the highroad ended and only got a little ways ahead when suddenly…

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An Armored Beast or fiend popped up and greeted them…

Tidus: Hah! That one looks slow.

Serena: It’s also rather gruesome. What is it.

Sora: It’s a Raldo.

Crystal: A Raldo?

Daria: That’s a weird name for a Fiend.

Paul: It’s moving kinda slow. Isn’t it?

Lulu: Yes.

Auron: It’s also tough. Let me handle this.

Raven: Should we try to go at it too?

Tidus: No way! I can take it! *Attempting to Attack the fiend and failing* What the…?

Auron: *Snort*

Auron then disposes of the fiend and trashes it.

Wakka: Told ya, Sir Auron’s the best!

Paul: Next one… Let me tangle with. I wouldn’t mind taking a whack at one of those.

Tidus: Hmph, I could’ve done that.

Sapphire: Tidus, don’t be so jealous. You’ll be able to knock it down eventually. Just give it a bit.

Once the Fiend was gone… they pressed on and Journeyed onwards to where the road lead to and as they made their way. They came across several fiends… Different Varieties too…

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Wakka did the fliers… Lulu did the Elementals and Tidus did the fangs… the wolfs. Auron, Kimahri and the rest did the rest of them. Beat as many as they saw. It went on for about a little ways… till they were near a structure that looked quite like a ruined tower…

Annie: What do you suppose that is?

Blossom: Looks like a ruin of some kind. Maybe a building.

Zoey: A Building of what though?

Serena: Not sure… Let’s check it out.

Raven: Serena, are you sure that we should do that? It looks rather old. Ancient. What if it collapses while we’re checking it out?

Clint: *Seeing a couple chests inside the ruins* There’s a couple chests in there. Someone’s gonna have to go and get the treasure from the chests.

Tidus: I’ll do it.

Zoey: Be careful…

Suddenly…

Maechen: *Walking over* Do you know what those ruins are from?

Theodore: No. Not a clue. But it must look like it once was a tower at one point.

Sora: Was it ever a building?

Carly: What could it have been to?

Tidus: Some old city?

Maechen: Correct. A city most ancient! A terrible testament to Sin’s power. I tremble every time I see them. Compared to Sin, humans are mere mudpuppies!

Paul: Mudpuppies? Humans? Us? You are not seriously trying to say that humans are mere insects compared to the massive entity like Sin.

Crystal: Humans can defeat Sin. As they say… Just give us the tools… We’ll finish the Job.

Yuna: But I believe humans are the only ones capable of defeating Sin.

Maechen: A good reply. I am relieved to hear you say that, m’lady summoner.

Yuna: Oh?

Sapphire: Who are you?

Zoey: Where did you come from?

Maechen: Where are my manners? I am Maechen, a scholar. At your service, m’lady. I am on a journey, studying the history of our world… Spira… seeking its stories and secrets…. My travels have taken me to many many places, and indeed I am troubled by what it is that I have seen. Fragile smiles on people’s faces crumbling at the mere mention of Sin. They are counting on you, m’lady. Give them a reason to rejoice once more.

Yuna: I will.

Serena: *Looking at the Scholar* Maechen… You seem to know a bit about Spira. So… Next time we meet… wherever it is that we end up and come face to face with you… You can tell us whatever it is you know about the area. Each area that we come to.

Maechen: It would be a delightful honor doing so… M’lady.

After the chat…

Once the Scholar was away…

Alvin: Now that is something you never hear come from a textbook. He must live and breathe secrets and facts not to mention stories about Spira.

Dinah: Don’t we know it… We now got a means for finding out about Spira more and what it’s like in some way.

Paige: Getting a better understanding of this world would help. We’re not gonna be of much use if we’re ignorant of what the world is like. So far we have Knowledge of the two Isle’s. Baaj Temple. Zanarkand being a ruin. Luca. and now… a little bit of the highroad. But that’s about all.

Curtis: I think that we get it now… Somewhat. This world’s got a history of just loads of sadness. Despair and pain and It’s all by the hands or presence of Sin.

Dinah: Yes… It is… It is…

Lulu: How is it that you guys developed that assumption?

Arnold: It isn’t an assumption, Lu. It is a fact. I mean… look around you. Does any of what you’re seeing look in anyway happy?

Alvin: Arnold, Chill out. our endearing Black Mage here has a point. How is it that we know any of this world? We only know small amounts of what this world is like. We’re in the knowledge department like little toddlers. screaming and crying for attention. We don’t know too much about what’s in anyway expected of this world. of us. All we have is the parts of going by what we’re told. That’s all. Nothing else.

Annie:  We should get going. there is still a lot of road to put behind us…

Auron: Time is wasting. Let’s get going.

Clint: Right.

They press on again and barely get a couple steps from the ruined tower remains when…

3 mounted birds came down from the path up ahead… They were chocobos. with armor on. and on each of the Chocobos was a rider on them. Two were women… one was a man. The woman with the red like orange hair was ahead and the one leading the mounted riders. Sora and Carly read them as Capt. Lucil, Elma and Clasko of the Djose Chocobo knights…

Lucil: Lady Summoner, I presume?

Yuna: Yes, I am Yuna.

Lucil: *Salutes* I am Lucil, captain of the Djose Chocobo Knights.

Elma: And I’m Elma. We’ve been charged to guard the Highroad.

Sapphire: Protectors of the highroad, huh?

Lucil: Yes. things can happen to weary travelers if they’re not careful.

Raven: Is there something going on that we need to know about?

Clint: Anything dangerous?

Lucil: There have been reports of a large fiend appearing in this area, with a taste for chocobos. Do take care, Summoner Yuna, if you are to rent any chocobos. That should go for all of you. The fiend will take any chocobo it sees. If you rent one… keep in watch for this fiend.

Yuna: Thank you. We will be careful. *Yevon bow*

Lucil: Good. We should get back to our rounds. Farewell.

Elma: Our prayers are with you.

As soon as the Mounted Knights were gone…

Theodore: *Intrigued* Who were they? They looked rather persuasive.

Amy: Yeah. But what did they mean by… A Large Fiend with a taste for Chocobo’s?

Christina: Were they talking about a Fiend that would be in most scientific fields as a predator? A Chocobo eater.

Spencer: I would believe that it’d have to be just like that and nothing other than a Chocobo muncher. An Eater. One who’s favorite delicacy is… A Chocobo.

Tidus: *Strokes chin* A large fiend…Let’s go get him!

Annie: Let’s go and beat it.

Serena: Doing some brawl with a Chocobo eater would be kinda thrilling.

Auron: Why?

Tidus: It’s the right thing to do.

Auron: It’s the right thing to do? *Chuckles*

Sapphire: What’s wrong with that?

Zoey: I think going after that thing would be the right thing to do. Those Poor Chocobo’s are being eaten. It’s awful. We’ve got to save them.

Auron: *Chuckling* …

Tidus: What’d I say now?

Clint: Now what?

Crystal: What is so funny about that? Isn’t that what we’re supposed to do? If that’s not what we’re supposed to be doing… then what are we doing all this for?

Blossom: Wow! That was sure confident of you to say that.

Auron: Jecht said that a lot, too. And every time he said it, it meant trouble for Braska and me. *Chuckles* And with you members of Aquamarine’s family… She acted like that alot too… and every time she did… it left Braska and me with a real mess.

Paige: What?! *Facepalms* You’ve got to be kidding me. really? seriously…

Dinah: I don’t care really of how it was that Princess Aquamarine… our thought to have been dead relative acted. I believe that there is trouble and if we were smart… we’d handle it and take it all head on. Not just second guess on what we should or should not do.

Wakka: Let’s go at it then.

The fighters and the team all head off further and go up and try to get closer to the end of the road. But Zoey was one to look to her right as they walked on and saw that there was a woman standing by the abandoned piece of ruined building…

Zoey: *Calling up ahead* Summoner Yuna… I think… that we have a sighting of another woman near by.

Yuna: Where?

Zoey: Uh…

Blossom: She’s talking about the woman standing by that weird rocky slab on the right of us… There’s someone standing. We don’t know who it is… but it might be a friendly person… or a passerby.

Raven: Should we go see?

Serena: Yeah. I think it’d be a rather logical idea.

A few seconds later…

“Ah, a summoner party.

Yuna: Are you… A Summoner, too?

“My name is Belgemine. You are…?”

Yuna: My Name is Yuna.

Belgemine: Ah, the high summoner’s daughter. I’ve heard much of you. But you are still fresh on the road, are you not?

Yuna: Yes, I am.

Belgemine: I might have a few things to teach you.

Yuna: Hm?

Belgemine: Let us see which are stronger. My aeons or yours. A one-on-one match. Not to the death, of course. What do you say?

Serena: Aeon training? Yuna, You are gonna use Aeons to battle one another?

Sapphire: Training for Yuna. How about that, Yuna… Your very means for a firing range. But to sharpen your Aeon’s power. Not bad.

Penny: Go for it Yuna… We’re with you.

Daria: Yeah. We’re with you.

Paige: …

Yuna: *Nods*

Belgemine: Good. Before we begin… *Heals all Aeons* Your aeons have been healed. You can fight with your full strength. Come. *Summons Ifrit* Show me how strong of a link you’ve forged with your aeons.

A second later…

Yuna Summoned Valefor and used it to battle Ifrit.

Belgemine: An Aeon’s attributes rises with those of its Summoner. for Example this Ifrit that i summoned might be different from the others that are summoned. Your Valefor might be different than those from other summoners.

Yuna had Valefor use Sonic Wings on Belgemine’s Ifrit a couple times…

Belgemine: Now… this Ifrit’s Hp and strength are both high. Therefore it will most likely win in a straight fight. Try using Shield and/or boost on it. Shield stops your Aeon’s overdrive gauge. But it will reduce the amount of damage that your Aeon receives. Boost accelerates your Aeon’s overdrive gauge. but it also Increases the amount of damage that’s done on your Aeon. Shield is usually best when you expect your enemy to use a powerful attack. A Meteor Strike is coming up next… so defend your Aeon with Shield.

Yuna’s Valefor was able to shield which spared it from getting much damage done due to the Meteor strike. It was then that Yuna’s Valefor’s gauge was full charged and Yuna had Valefor use Energy Ray on Ifrit which caused a ton of damage on her opponent’s Aeon. It took only 3 more attacks to win against the opponent…

Belgemine: Stop. That’s Enough.

After the match…

Belgemine: That’s not bad for one who’s so young. I Underestimated you. Here… Take this. You’ve Earned it.

Yuna is given an Echo Ring.

Belgemine: You show promise. With more training, you could easily defeat Sin.

Raven: We’ll all help. We’re with you.

Yuna: Thank you! But I think you might defeat Sin before I am able to.

Susie: Yuna! Don’t be doubting yourself. You can do it.

Belgemine: I cannot.

Spencer: Why not? What’s stopping you from doing it?

Yuna: Eh?

Belgemine: Or should I say… I was not able to.

Annie: Oh no…

Yuna: You mean…

Belgemine: Farewell, Yuna. We’ll meet again. *Walking away*

The Woman disappears…

Annie: What did she mean that she could not? She is a Summoner, isn’t she?

Clint: What made her think that she was unable to beat Sin? Did something happen to her? Anyone can beat Sin… Right? All it takes is the knowhow and the right stuff. the right firepower to do it.

Spencer: Seems like there are a lot of others out there who might have tried to go after Sin and try to beat it to kingdom come but only come to fail at doing so.

Amy: Well Yuna’s a Summoner. If anyone even thinks to have thoughts that she’ll fail… we’re gonna make that person who thinks it regret it. Yuna’s gonna make it. We won’t settle for anything less than that.

Penny: Who’s gonna think her to fail. If she fails… it’s on us guardians because we didn’t pull our own weight to help her in her Pilgrimage. A Summoner is only as valiant and straight as their guardians. If the guardians slack off… what does that point for the Summoner. It makes the Summoner look degraded and rather pathetic as well as rather in the path of Loserdom. That isn’t gonna work for us… Yuna will win.

Serena: All of us Guardians… are responsible for the Summoner’s wellbeing and health. their safety. If the Summoner commands… we obey it. If we however sense danger and feel that there is something not right going on wherever we are at that time when we sense that something was not right… We pull the Summoner away from the danger and protect her. Even if it were to mean sacrificing ourselves to do it.

Raven: Yeah… But Serena… saying it… and doing it are two different things. Anyone can say that they’ll do it. But it takes actually doing it to make it reality. Yuna is no dense head… She knows that saying is easier than actually doing what needs to be done. But she knows also how somethings that are hard to do… can be easy to do if they’ve got faith. Courage and the drive to do it. Plus the strength and support from their friends who are there to help in ones time of need.

Zoey: I feel bad for that lady… Belgemine. She looked sad when she said that she was unable to beat Sin. That she could not do it. She must feel as though she failed at it.

Blossom: How is that right? She had the knowledge to teach on to Yuna and Yuna took to it well… didn’t she?

Susie: Yes. She did. She did… we saw the match. How Could the lady… Belgemine be able to teach what she knew to Yuna if she herself was unable to make any breakthrough with trying to defeat Sin? Something about that… doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense.

Auron: You girls are thinking too much about the what if. Thinking only on the what ifs won’t solve all the problems before you. If you want to make that change… you have to act on what you intend to do. Nothing will better itself for those who sit back and watch.

Annie: Guys, he’s right. if we want to ensure that Yuna will break through and succeed… we have to work hard. We have to be more determined and believe that it can be possible to do. We have to make it so. if the obstacles produce Hate. We beat it with Love. If the obstacles produce a dark fog that blocks her or tries to derail her from what she’s seeking to press through… we wash it away. If there is an army of enemies standing in her way… We make the blockade move by Shocking them all. Forcing an opening to appear. We have to push our way through. Yuna’s Journey will not be stopped by anything.

Paul: No. It won’t.

Sapphire: Let’s go… we got a little ways to go yet. Sticking here isn’t gonna do a person any good.

Spencer: Agreed.

Without a second more to think and ponder about what was said by the lady who lent out a hand in helping Yuna train her Aeons… They pressed on and kept going. As they moved on, they managed to attract more attention to themselves even though it was rather hard not to as there were a lot of people noticing them all walking by with Yuna. It didn’t take an obvious Genius to gather the idea that a Summoner was being in their presence and that Yuna was that Summoner…

Woman in green skirt: My Lady Summoner!

Little girl: You’re a summoner?

Yuna: Yes. My name is Yuna.

Little girl: I’m Calli.

Zoey: Calli?

Blossom: That’s a nice name. We heard of a Calli. back where we are from. She was really pretty too. *Looking at the girl* The girl looks really nice.

Yuna: Nice to meet you, Calli.

Calli: Lady Yuna, are you going to bring us the Calm?

Yuna: Yes, very soon.

Calli: Yay! *Suddenly starts to run circles around Yuna*

Mother: We’re looking forward to another Calm, My Lady Summoner.

Yuna: I’ll do my best.

Mother: And good luck to your guardians as well.

Annie: Thank you!

The fighters all smile and blush while the guys all preen over. They don’t say much about it… but they take the compliment and feel good that they’ve got people who believe in them. That they can be counted on. It meant that they were doing a wonderful Job thus far at guarding Yuna. Although Tidus was lost about something. The fighters were also lost about something just as much as Tidus was. They shared the same thoughts…

Tidus: What’s the calm?

Lulu: The Calm is a time of peace. It comes after a summoner defeats Sin, and lasts until Sin reappears.

Tidus: Eh… huh?

Yuna: Sin dies and is reborn.

Serena: After… how long does it seem before Sin gets itself reborn and recreated?

Auron: 10 years. Braska, Jecht, Princess Aquamarine and I of course beat Sin. 10 years before that… someone else defeated Sin. Then 10 before that… someone else. It repeats itself… every ten years to date.

Tidus: I get it! I thought it was weird. Yuna’s dad defeated Sin ten years ago, right? But Sin’s still here! Didn’t make much sense till now. *Thinking for a second before something hits him* Wait… If it just comes back…

Yuna: Don’t say it isn’t worth it…Because it is. It is worth it. If it is what brings the calm… that makes all the more worth while to do.

Sapphire: She’s got a point.

Sora: We agree. There is always a bright side to all that happens. No matter what. It only doesn’t feel as it’d be worth it if we happen to not believe.

Narrative: *As Zoey* Even for a little while…people can sleep in their beds without being afraid. Without having to live in fear of what may have been or what could be. Without having to worry about the things that go bump in the night. About Sin. The Calm had to ensure that. We took that logic literally for value as it really meant something. It meant something to us all. We all had the belief that no matter what happened. fighting back and standing up to Evil. to win the right and sensation that gave those a piece of mind that there was nothing to be afraid of. That everything was gonna be alright. That kind of time is worth anything. Don’t say it isn’t worth it. We don’t know if Yuna would realize that what she said struck a few heavy chords inside our minds… but her words at that moment… we knew that we would without a doubt… remember them well. I did and compared to the rest of the fighters… Sora and Carly, Blossom and I… we were younger than the rest. But we remembered the words of what Yuna said… We would always remember. We took heart to them… from that moment on… if nothing else stuck… those words… that Yuna said… would.

Minutes later…

Mi’hen Highroad- Central…

The Fighters, Yuna, Tidus and Auron, Wakka, Lulu and Kimahri walked on and saw the end of the path as it first seemed. But as they walked on… it turned out to be a bend in the path. It turned left. But they were pretty far from that bend at that time and were just walking on when up ahead they caught sight of a Wagon being guided. Two people were guiding it and Sapphire looked closely as did her sisters. Even the others looked and couldn’t help but notice that there being two Crusaders up ahead. Ones that they recognized. The Crusaders that they saw stepped aside and let the Wagon press on forward. It was Capt. Luzzu and Sir Gatta. They were there and within seconds seen walking to the side of the road. They couldn’t help but stop and check on them. Serena felt that something was going on. She might have been wrong, but she had that feeling where something major was foretold to happen. That the Crusaders were somehow involved in it somehow. She hoped that she’d be wrong though. They all hoped they were wrong…

Gatta: Hey, we saw the game! You guys were great!

Luzzu: Congratulations, Wakka!

Serena: Some of that might be for us… but we don’t need to be thanked. Wakka and his team won as we saw to it that his team won. 23 years losing… that is pathetic. He deserved to win. we got him the win.

Luzzu: We saw that you have, Serena. Wakka is very blessed to have had you joining his team for the briefest of time… to help see that he would win this year.

Dinah: We all did. We believed in Wakka’s team and believed in him. We knew that he needed the extra help. We wanted him to ensure himself on going out with a bang.

Gatta: It was really nice of you to do that for him.

Suddenly as they were talking…

The Chocobo knights rode on over…

Elma: Hey! Stop loafing around!

Gatta: Uh… The lady summoner and her guardians…

Lucil: This mission requires our full attention. We’ve no time to waste! Understood?

Luzzu: *Saluting to Lucil* Yes, ma’am! Apologies, ma’am!

Lucil: Carry on.

Lucil and Elma ride off again…

Luzzu: See? Keep your head down, say “sir” a lot, and you’ll do fine.

Gatta: Right…sir.

Alvin: *Grins*

Arnold: *Nods*

Clint: *Thinking*

Yuna: *Chuckles*

Luzzu: Hey, Yuna. Even though Yevon rejected us… we still believe in you. Always will. That won’t ever change.

Yuna: Thank you, Sir Luzzu, Sir Gatta. But, you know… It’s not too late for you to go back to Besaid, and…

Gatta: We should be going, sir! Lucil and Elma will be mad if we don’t get to where it is that we’re supposed to be.

Luzzu and Gatta Run off and head up the road…

A second later…

Paige: Hmm… Something’s rather fishy.

Dinah: I agree. What were Gatta and Luzzu saying that Yevon Rejected them?

Alvin: Don’t know…

Auron: It’s because of the Secret Operation that the Crusaders and warriors are planning.

Wakka: What Operation?

Arnold: See? That right there says it. Something’s up. Something doesn’t sound right about what they were saying. If it’s an operation that has an involvement of beating Sin… Why would it be that Luzzu and Gatta were being Rejected by Yevon? I thought it was what Yevon seeked. The defeat of Sin and the end of Sin’s path of constant destruction.

Curtis: So did we?

Paul: Okay… So… if that’s the case, then why is it that the Crusaders were mostly being rejected by Yevon?

Crystal: Something is not sounding right. There is something going on that someone’s being remiss at speak up about.

Penny: What is it though?

Amy: We better get some answers behind it… fast.

Annie: I agree.

Daria: I second that.

Clint: So do I.

Theodore: Ditto.

Annie, Amy and Sapphire lead the fighters on as Tidus lead Wakka, Lulu, Kimahri, Auron and The Summoner Yuna onwards only to seconds or so later come across a Crusader arguing with a girl who seemed to look to them as a member of the clergy…

Crusader: We’ll defeat Sin any way we can!

Shelinda: But Yevon’s teachings say…

Crusader: Enough! *Storms off*

Shelinda: I-I only meant to…

Serena: *Watching the Crusader walk off* Okay… Someone sure got off on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Must have forgotten to have his morning coffee.

Sapphire: Some people can get rather tightly wound.

Penny: You think?

Yuna: Are you all right?

Shelinda: Lady Summoner…?

Yuna: Yes, I am Yuna.

Shelinda: It is an honor, my lady. My name is Shelinda. I am a disciple of Yevon.

Susie: Like a Prophet or a Missionary… Right?

Shelinda: Right.

Wakka: What was all that about? The Crusaders’ operation?

Raven: What’s going on that we should know about? What Operation are the Crusaders trying to put together?

Tidus: You mean the one Gatta and Luzzu were talking about?

Wakka: Mm.

Shelinda: I heard they were to use forbidden machina! I had to stop them.

Tidus: Huh? Why?

Lulu: The use of machina is strictly forbidden by the Yevon priesthood.

Blossom: Machina? Why are Machina bad?

Paul: I think that it isn’t the Machina itself… Just to people who use Machina for something that performs a bad or violent act on others around them. Used to do bad things.

Wakka: That’s bad, ya? *Turning towards Auron*

Auron: Let them use whatever they want. They still won’t defeat Sin.

Shelinda: But, it’s not about defeating Sin! The teachings of Yevon must be upheld!

Wakka: Yeah! Right!

Christina: What teachings? The teachings that say where Spira has to sit and allow for Sin to just come and kill everyone. If Machina is the Crusader’s way of trying keep Sin back or at least suppressed a bit… I say let them.

Shelinda: But you don’t understand! The Crusaders won’t even listen to me. And it’s all because I’m just a lowly acolyte.

Serena: With talk like that… you’ll be that for a long time. Where is your self confidence, Shelinda?

Yuna: Don’t say that.

Spencer: Yeah… Don’t tear yourself down because you endured one moment of talking upon deaf ears which are those who don’t bother listen or pretend to listen but do what they promised that they would not.

Shelinda: *Gasp*

Yuna: Well, I haven’t been a summoner for very long myself, you see. Still, I can’t put myself down every time I fail. People are depending on me. They’re depending on both of us!

Shelinda: Yes! Yes, you’re right, my lady. Absolutely right!

Yuna: *Smiles*

Shelinda: Thank you so much, Lady Yuna! Now I feel I have the courage to finish my training.

Daria: We’re her Guardians… We’re gonna be helping her out. Protecting her from any and all danger that might come her way.

Clint: Shelinda, You keep the faith. If at first you do not succeed in getting people to listen. Try try again. The more you keep at it… you’ll eventually wear them down. They’ll eventually have no other choice but to listen and heed to what it is that you’re trying to tell them. But the more you cower back. and quit… The more they’ll refuse to listen. To get through to them. You have to make them listen. Keep getting at them.

They left her within seconds to consider that as a sleeping pill… A friendly but means for self confidence. The party pressed on and reached the bend in the path and turned with the path and press onwards on the highroad and suddenly come across a building. It was what seemed to be an agency of some sort. Auron took a look and paused before stopping…

Auron: We rest here.

Annie: You sure that we could rest here, Auron?

Wakka: But, this is an Al Bhed shop!

Auron: Is that a problem?

Spencer: We don’t have a problem with it at all. We are fine with it ourselves. Anything to maybe rest up a little We’re gonna need it. We’ve been on the road for a while and our feet are aching.

Penny: But why would there be a problem with this place being an Al-Bhed shop?

Wakka: They don’t believe in Yevon, and in Luca they… They kidnapped Yuna!

Annie: Wakka… they kidnapped Yuna because they were trying to extort the idea that you’d through the tournament and go and rescue Yuna instead of going for the game…

Auron: Where were her guardians?

Wakka could only groan in guilt. Auron had him facing the truth and all Wakka could do was facepalm. He couldn’t believe that Auron would suspect that Yuna was abducted while they were not looking. All the while that Auron was calling them up on it…Tidus whistled innocently as at that moment he was still a freelance. he wasn’t a guardian yet at that time… unlike currently. So he was rather in the clear. Lucky for him. Otherwise he too would be looking pretty guilty as the rest were.

Yuna: Sir Auron’s just concerned about your health.

Dinah: And we appreciate it. I think that a nice rest would better freshen us all up. Us ladies do need our beauty rest after all.

Wakka: I’m not tired one bit!

Auron: Well I am.

Paige: Wakka, Stop being stubborn. So this place is an Al-Bhed shop… And? It’s the only place around that we can stop and rest up a little. Maybe get some supplies too.

Spencer: Plus… there is something that you might not like about this… but there is an Al-Bhed that i happen to like. But that’s all i’ll say right now. *Walking away and walking up to the Agency*

The fighters all go over to the agency with Yuna and her gang. Kimahri, Wakka, Lulu, Auron and Tidus. Although during that time… it wasn’t long before a few of them woke up…

Wakka, Lulu, Auron and Yuna were up. So was Kimahri. Tidus was up. Raven, Serena, Spencer, Annie, Clint Plus Paul were up as well… They just could not sleep. Too many thoughts were pushing and rolling in their minds. They couldn’t get to a state of calm. Although They weren’t the only ones who were up. Dinah was also up and she looked to see a Sphere on the floor and found that it could communicate between worlds…

Dinah: *Sighs and thinking to herself* Maybe all will not be lost after all…

Raven: *With the group; Walking outside* …

Ocean overlook…

Outside Travel Agency…

Tidus: *Looking at the View*… *In Awe* Check it out…

Raven: The sunset looks peaceful…

Serena: it’s so serene and better than the one we saw as we first approached Kilika.

Annie: Yes.

Clint: I think that we’ve just seen a majestic sight. This is a peaceful view.

Paul: Let’s head up to the edge there and take a look.

Spencer: You guys go ahead… I’m gonna walk onwards a little. over to the side.

Raven: You sure, Spencer?

Spencer: Yeah.

Annie: *Concerned* Are you okay, Spencer? You sound a bit depressed.

Spencer: It isn’t anything like that. I just am thinking about that girl.

Annie: Which girl? the one on the high road. or are you… *Thinking about what Spencer is getting at* Oh… You’re thinking about the girl we met once on that Salvage ship. Aren’t you?

Spencer: Yeah. I think that i… well am in love. Call it stupid for a 14 year old male teen to be in love with an Al-Bhed. or any girl at 14. I am still somewhat with the idea that girls are usually with cooties or are gross. Common ones that are out there.

Annie: But… You’re with the impression that the girl is the one that you’re meant to fall for.

Spencer: Yeah. What’ll i do? What if we never see her again? I’m gonna be spending my life pondering and wondering if i’ll ever see another girl that’s quite like her.

Annie: You’ll find another girl like her someday. You just have to be patient. Just be patient about it and take it one day… one moment at a time. If you were meant to have her… you’ll likely see her again. She’s a Swimmer though. You’ll have to learn to swim. It might help you out in the long run.

Spencer: I guess. *Sighs*

As for Tidus, Raven and Serena… They were heading over to the Grass bluff where Yuna was sitting with her back to the Inn…

Narrative: *As Paul* The sunset was different than the one that we had all seen back in Kilika. It was quiet–almost gentle. The View was rather peaceful and majestic. All there was to see was peace. Nothing more. For those of us who were up and out walking around, it was something to Enjoy…

Tidus: What’re you up to?

Serena: Enjoying the broadening captivating view of the Sunset?

Raven: It’s a nice Sunset, you know.

Clint: It’s sights like these that make life feel like there is a promised new beginning that is just waiting to begin.

Paul: Sometimes it’s moments like these that you stop to think of where you are… where your life is taking you and who you are inside. Who you’re meant to be.

Tidus: Like someone who happens to be far from their home and they’d do anything they could to get back to where their life made sense. Not all confused.

Serena: Yeah.

They all sigh.

Yuna: Pretty…

Tidus: Sure is.

Yuna: I wish I could live in a place like this. Peaceful… Living with a smile on my face every day.

Raven: we’re all here now and are enjoying the sunset. Yuna, You don’t have to wish for anything that you know can be made real. You can have a life that is peaceful if you really wish to.

Tidus: You can, once you beat Sin, right?

Yuna: *Nods* But then a new Sin will be born anyway.

Serena: We wouldn’t want there to be a new Sin… So… we’re gonna have to see that we beat sin and ensure that it never returns.

Tidus: That’s right. They’re right. But if it does ever come back… You can just beat it again.

Clint: Two times of beating Sin? No way. Once is good enough for anyone.

Yuna: I wish I could.

Tidus: Hey, you can! Trust me! You are the best summoner out there!

Raven: Tidus, Don’t Fluff the Ego. She is great. the most honest Summoner we’ve come to know well… but we both know that there is much more for her to learn. However… She’s always gonna be the cream of the crop in our book.

Yuna: *Silent*

Clint: I agree.

Paul: *Looking out towards the glistening ocean as the sun’s setting light hits the ocean with it’s calm serenity*

Tidus: Yuna, why does Sin always come back?

Yuna: Sin is our punishment for our vanity. And it will not go away until we’ve atoned.

Serena: Atoned? Atoned for what? What was it that you guy have done that was so terrible anyway? Are you telling us that you are all guilty and deserve to have Sin here as a reminder of whatever transgression you all might have done? If there was anything… wrong. It was your Ancestors who did it. Not you guys. You guys shouldn’t be having to pay for the sins of what the people in the past had done. It’s stupid.

Paul: Besides that… what do you mean by saying that we’ve got to atone? Atoned for what?

Tidus: How do we do that? What did we do that was so bad in the first place? Was it using lots of machina or something? Oh… Wait, was that such a bad thing, really?

Raven: Yeah… The rules against Machina… It’s just really annoying.

Yuna: It’s funny… Ever since I was young, I never questioned it. But now that you ask me if it is that bad or not…I don’t know. There are so many things I don’t know.

Clint: Many things that none of us know. However we might only spend the rest of our lives not knowing.

Tidus: Well then, we’re the same! *Whispery voice* Ooooh… Such thinking is very unbecoming of a summoner! *Winks* Sound like Mika?

They all sat there and just smiled and laughed about the outburst that Tidus just done.

Yuna: That’s not very nice, you know! *Chuckles*

Raven: No… let’s try this. *As Mika* “I present to you…the son of Maester Jyscal Guado, who departed for the Farplane a fortnight past.” How’s that?

Serena: Hey… that sounded just like him. That was pretty cool, Sis.

Clint: Oh yeah. Although… we really shouldn’t mock the Maester. That is like mocking the pope. It’s rude and down right Blasphemous.

Inside the Agency…

Dinah: What do you mean that it doesn’t reach other worlds? It’s a Sphere, isn’t it?

Merchant: Yes. But it isn’t a Sphere that can reach another world.

Dinah: Then what does it do? What’s the purpose for it then?

Merchant: To Compile all the Al-Bhed Primers that you’ve found and collected.

Dinah: Primers? What exactly are Al-Bhed primers?

Merchant: They are little books that are found all over Spira. You have to really look for them to find them. But it can be easy to read or speak our language.

Dinah: Oui Drehg?

Merchant: i believe it. And without knowing… you just Spoke Al-Bhed. Oui means you. Drehg means think. You spoke Al-Bhed. You don’t happen to have any primers on you it would seem. Do you? But yet you were able to speak our language with no problem. You obviously learn really fast and are quick on the draw.

Dinah: *Grins* …

Back outside by the Ocean overlook…

Tidus: You know… During a game, you have to think of blitz and nothing else, you know?

Yuna: Okay.

Tidus: You can’t think, “That’s a cute girl in the fifth seat from the right.”* And you can’t be thinking about where you’re going to go on that date, because the minute you do, that’s when you lose! You see, uh, Yuna, what I meean is, you really shouldn’t worry, you know? After we beat Sin, that’s when you can worry about the future.

Clint: That’s true. He does have a point, Yuna. Worrying about things that aren’t written in stone yet is unnecessary. Only because… right now… there is no telling as to what is bound to happen. No one knows. Right now it’s a guessing game. Anything is possible at this point.

Yuna: I guess. *Nods quietly*

They suddenly all stand together and just stare out at the ocean and watch the sunset. It was just peaceful and serene…

Tidus: But, Yuna, how are you supposed to beat something big like that?

Serena: I agree… I mean, no offense on the doubting there, Yuna. But that beast… Sin. It’s humongous and rather over massive. We went against Sin’s Fin. But to deal with Sin and beat up his entire body. beat him all at once… That’s gonna take alot of firepower. Seriously… A lot of power and i have a unshakable feeling that it is power that we might not have.

Clint: Any clue.

Paul: We’re open for theories.

Yuna: The Final Summoning. It’s the only way to defeat Sin. The only way. With it, we can call the Final Aeon. That’s the goal of the pilgrimage. The Fayth of the Final Summoning lies waiting in the far north, to greet summoners that complete their pilgrimage. At the world’s edge. *Yevon bow* in Zanarkand.

Tidus: In Zanarkand?

Serena: Zanarkand?! That’s the same place where our supposed reported alive member of the family happens to reside at, isn’t it?

Yuna: Yeah.

Yuna: *Stammers and looks down*

Auron: She means the ruins of a city destroyed a thousand years ago.

Raven: That we know. We just are trying to wrap our heads around the idea behind it is all.

They all then turned to find that Auron was now standing behind them not too far but leaning on a Pillar that happened to stick out on the side of the road…

Tidus: *To Yuna* You sure it’s ruins?

Clint: We have no idea what it could be. It could be a city for all we know.

Yuna: That’s what I’ve heard. it being a Ruin. Although… i haven’t been there before.

Auron: You’ll see it for yourself soon enough. Yuna, come back inside.

Auron within seconds left their side and walked back to the side of the Agency waiting for them…

Yuna: You will go with us…to Zanarkand?

Paul: Do we have an option? We can’t think to do anything else. After hearing that our deceased member of the family is alive… We can’t denounce it. we don’t know if it’s true. But now that we’re told that she’s alive… we have to see for ourselves.

Tidus: *Subdued* Yeah, I’ll go.

Yuna: *Smiles happily*

Tidus: *Still subdued* I’ll go to Zanarkand to see it with my own eyes.

Annie: We’ll all be coming along to Zanarkand also. To find out the truth… We need to know for sure that Aquamarine is Alive as Auron says that she is…

Narrative: *As Clint* We knew that it could not be possible for our deceased member of the clan to be alive… after all this time and in Zanarkand no less. But as much as we would have wanted to believe that she was forever gone or that Auron happened to be right. We had to see for ourselves. We had to know for sure that it was what Auron described. We had to take witness to it and view through our own eyes. Tidus was in disbelief that it couldn’t have been his Zanarkand. But he too had to be sure. He had to know for himself that Auron was telling him the actual truth.

The next morning…

Inside the Travel Agency…

Paige: *with Dinah; about to go outside*

Suddenly…

“Byntuh sa.”

Dinah: Huh, What?

Tidus: Sorry?

A few seconds later…

The Blonde haired man was within the Agency… Facing them…

Rin: Ah, forgive me, sir. I meant to say “pardon me,” but it came out in Al Bhed.

Tidus: Oh, you’re an Al Bhed?

Paige: You’re one of the Al-Bhed’s?

Rin: Mm-hm. I am Rin, owner of this establishment. Hela du saad oui.

Tidus: Huh?

Dinah: We aren’t exactly able to understand hardly what it is that you’re saying.

Paige: Sorry.

Rin: It means, “nice to meet you.”

Tidus: Ah! Well helly doo sad wee to you, too.

Dinah: That was sad…

Rin: If you are interested… Al Bhed primers can be found all over Spira. Finding them and learning our language might be fun. Here, let me give you one in commemoration of our meeting. Although you might want to be careful where you speak our language.

Paige: Why? Is it because people don’t seem to like you Al-Bhed much? So? Let them talk. You guys know what you want. how you want it. Why should the people tell you how it’s supposed to be? Just because you don’t want to dance to their tune… doesn’t make you to be lepers. It’s not right for Yevon to see you as such. Plus then again… you using Machina doesn’t help get them to open up to you as you’d wish them to.

Alvin: No offense, sir. But it is the truth.

Although…

The Silence was about to be broken…

“Someone help! The Chocobo’s are in Danger!”

Auron: * Stepping into the Agency* That’s our Cue… Let’s go.

The Fighters were still down inside the rooms when the calls came out… They didn’t have the time to think… the fighters ran outside to check out what it was…

Rin: Oh! Thank you for your help. *hands out a Mega-potion* It might help you. It’s a Ferocious Beast. Be well prepared.

Annie: Don’t worry. We’ll handle this beast. Just leave it to us. The Rhapsody Romancers Z!

Amy: The Rhapsody Aquatic Force Z!

Sapphire: The Rhapsody Thunderic Force Z! and the clan. The Guardians and the Summoner. We’ll have that beast licked in no time.

Outside of the Agency…

A few seconds later…

Lulu: *Looking at the fighters and Tidus* To the Chocobo Corral!

The fighters all run off towards the corral and see a flock of Chocobo’s all running off and trying to make a get away from a predator. The fighters all looked around and didn’t see anything till… they looked up on top of the building…

Chocobo Eater-enemy-ffx

Serena: *Gasps and mortified* Oh… crap! I think we got a problem.

Raven: Does anyone have a will written? I think that we’re gonna die.

Annie: That beast is one… big ugly creation.

Clint: *feeling cynical* Why do i get the impression that this is another one of those moments where “The bigger they are… The harder they fall.”?

Theodore: No idea.

Amy: We’re gonna need a little extra fire power.

Spencer: If only we knew where to go for that extra fire power.

Susie: We’re about to find out… This beast is set to attack. I think that we are best to transform. Now.

Sapphire: Lulu and the others are already set to attack it. Should we?

Serena: Dumb question. But the answer to that… is yes.

Annie: *To her sister and Brothers* Hands in!

Amy: *To her sisters and brother* Hands in!

Sapphire: *To her sisters* Hands in!

Annie: Miss Bliss. *Putting her hand into the middle*

Daria: Miss Passion. *Putting her hand into the middle*

Clint: Sir Love. *Putting his hand into the middle*

Theodore: Dancing Heartthrob. *Putting his hand into the middle*

Annie, Daria, Clint and Theodore: *Chanting and Posing* RHAPSODY ROMANCERS Z! Power… LOVE DREAM ACTION!

With a flash of light and with a sudden down pour surrounding them… Annie and Daria were covered in Pink light and bare with exposed skin before being transformed. Red and Pink blouses covered the girls and Shirts with red and gold hearts appeared on the boys. Glittery Pink and fushia Skirts covered the lower parts of the Girls and Glittery red and Pink Pants covered the boys lower half. They had heart shaped rings and Jewelry appear on them in style. The girls had Tiara’s and the boys had German style hats on them. The girls received weapons in the shape of heart guitars that when stroked by the strings Turned into heart blasters that Released pure bursts of Love energy. The guys received weapons that were in the shape of Rods. Heart Rods. When Spun and twirled and then finished with a thump on the ground Firing a strong concentrated blast of Music and Blissful heart energy… The girls had shoes that were high heels with Nylon Leggings. The guys had steel toed cowboy boots that have laser lights on the bottom that with each step… Sang a tune of romance. Their Gloves were all Red with Tiny pink and black hearts decorating them. Once fully transformed… They presented themselves in their alternate forms…

Miss Bliss: *With Miss Passion, Sir Love and Dancing Heartthrob; Posing in unison* Rhapsody Romancers Z!

Amy: Angelic Bubble. *Putting her hand into the middle*

Susie: Bubbling Star. *Putting her hand into the middle*

Christina: Melodic Bubble. *Putting her hand into the middle*

Penny: Bubble Gem.*Putting her hand into the middle*

Spencer: Frosty Ice Bubble. *Putting his hand into the middle*

Amy, Susie, Christina, Penny and Spencer: *Chanting and Posing* RHAPSODY AQUATIC SQUAD Z! TIDAL WAVE DREAM ACTION!

A storm of Ice and bubbles and sparkles surrounded them with it’s embrace. The appearance within seconds changed piece by piece. The girls were surrounded with Shirts that struck as Blouses and with designs on it. Shards of ice stuck out and shined light out which enveloped them with a white veil putting wings of light on them. Blue and white Blouses with bubbles all over. A Skirt formed on them long skirts that sparkled with twinkling gems and ice dust. their shoes were high heeled Pumps in their sizes and had the designs of Ice and Gems. Bubbles on the bottom for the ability to hover off the ground. each of them had a tiara made of bubbles and gems. shining like the light of angels. Their weapons were the Bubble Gem grenade launcher, Bubble gloves, Bubble laser rod and the Bubbly Harmonica… With each blow on the Harmonica… a Sonic boom of Bubbling Ice gets released and fires at the target in sight. For Spencer got turned into a Monk of Ice and Bubbles. his attire was with the cross of Bubble Maiden and Jack Frost and the weapon was the Frost Scepter. and for the accessory was the Frost and bubble Charm bracelets. The footwear were the angelic slippers. With frost on the bottom to grant the power to swim.

Amy, Susie, Christina, Penny and Spencer: *Posing in Unison* RHAPSODY AQUATIC SQUAD Z!

Sapphire: Miss Thunder! *With her hand in the middle*

Raven: Thunderic Wonder! *With her hand in the middle*

Serena: Thunder Star! *With her hand in the middle*

Sapphire: *With Raven and Serena; Posing for transformation* … *Transforming* Rhapsody Thunderic Force Z!… Electrify!

Within seconds the appearances changed and replaced the attire with Thunderic charged suits. The Boots were with Thundering energy… Each step was with Thunderic power. The Gloves were with Thunder and lightning. Their weapons were the Thunder Solar Discs. The Jet propelled Lightning Shooter. The Seismic Thunder Boomerangs.

Sapphire, Raven and Serena: *Posing* Rhapsody Thunderic Force Z!

A second later…

 

Zoey: *Posing and Chanting* Zoey Prism Power… Make-up! *Glowing and covered by a white light and spinning; The pants turning into a skirt* … *With a sparkle of light and stars the hair turning pink with two Pointed meatball buns on the sides* … *The shoes changing into high heels Including high risen stockings with the crescent moon on them and her hands formed gloves on them; Then with a shining flash two Earrings appeared upon her ears with a weapon upholstered to her side; A Crescent moon Wand* …

As soon as she was fully transformed…

Sailor Zoey: *Posing* I am the senshi of Love and Justice and the defender of the innocent, Sailor Zoey. In the name of the Rhapsody clan… The guilty at heart will be punished.

Auron: *Looking at the fighters* Attack!

Miss Bliss: Yeah. Romancers Z! Aim and fire on my mark. *Signaling* … *Aiming* Bliss!

Miss Passion: *Aiming* Passion!

Sir Love: *Aiming* Love!

Dancing Heartthrob: *Aiming* Heart!

Miss Bliss: FIRE!

Attacks began…

Miss Bliss: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Blissful Heart Storm!

Miss Passion: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Love’s Passionate FOG!

Sir Love: *Twirling his Heart Rod and Then Pounding it on the ground twice before Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Royalty Love’s MELODY CHARGE!

Dancing Heartthrob: *Twirling his Heart Rod and Then Pounding it on the ground twice before Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Love’s RHAPSODY BLITZ!

Angelic Bubble: Aquatic Force Z! Aim! and fire on my Mark! *Signaling* … *Aiming* Angelic!

Bubbling Star: *Aiming* Star!

Melodic Bubble: *Aiming* Melodic!

Bubble Gem: *Aiming* Gem!

Frosty Ice Bubble: *Aiming* Frosty!

Angelic Bubble: FIRE!

A second later…

Angelic Bubble: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Bubble Gem grenade Launcher*Bubble SHINE FLASH!

Bubbling Star: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Bubble Gloves* Bubble STORM!

Melodic Bubble: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Bubble Laser Rod* MUSICAL BUBBLE BEAMS!

Bubble Gem: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater With her Bubbly Harmonica* Sonic Boom BUBBLE FASHION BLITZ…. BANG!

Frosty Ice Bubble: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater With his Frost Scepter* BUBBLE MAIDEN’S FROSTY DREAMS!

Miss Thunder: Thunderic Force Z! Aim! and fire on my mark! *Signaling* … *Aiming*

Thunderic Wonder: *Aiming*

Thunder Star: *Aiming*

A second later…

Miss Thunder:  FIRE! *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Thunder Solar Discs*

Thunderic Wonder: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Jet propelled Lightning shooter* Lightning Rapid STORM!

Thunder Star: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Seismic thunder Boomerangs*Seismic Thunder Howler!

Blossom: *Firing a ball of Electric Energy at the Chocobo Eater*

Paul: *Firing a blast of fire at the Chocobo Eater*

Sailor Zoey: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Moon Wand* Moon hearts Cosmic Blast!

Crystal: *Silent* …. *Firing a Psybeam at the Chocobo Eater*

Tidus: *Attack the Chocobo Eater with his Sword*

Wakka: *Throwing the ball at the Chocobo Eater hard and landing a hit*

Lulu: *Casting Fire on the Chocobo Eater*

Kimahri: *Slashing the Chocobo Eater with his Spear*

Auron: *Slicing the Chocobo Eater with his Katana*

Yuna: *Casting pray on everyone*

Critter: *Attacking Kimahri, Spencer, Zoey, Clint and Sapphire* ….. *Pointing at Annie, Susie, Raven, Auron, Wakka and Lulu* You’re next!

Miss Bliss: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Blissful Heart Storm!

Miss Passion: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Love’s Passionate FOG!

Sir Love: *Twirling his Heart Rod and Then Pounding it on the ground twice before Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Royalty Love’s MELODY CHARGE!

Dancing Heartthrob: *Twirling his Heart Rod and Then Pounding it on the ground twice before Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Love’s RHAPSODY BLITZ!

Angelic Bubble: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Bubble Gem grenade Launcher*Bubble SHINE FLASH!

Bubbling Star: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Bubble Gloves* Bubble STORM!

Melodic Bubble: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Bubble Laser Rod* MUSICAL BUBBLE BEAMS!

Bubble Gem: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater With her Bubbly Harmonica* Sonic Boom BUBBLE FASHION BLITZ…. BANG!

Frosty Ice Bubble: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater With his Frost Scepter* BUBBLE MAIDEN’S FROSTY DREAMS!

Miss Thunder:  FIRE! *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Thunder Solar Discs*

Thunderic Wonder: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Jet propelled Lightning shooter* Lightning Rapid STORM!

Thunder Star: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Seismic thunder Boomerangs*Seismic Thunder Howler!

Sailor Zoey: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Moon Wand* Moon hearts Cosmic Blast!

Crystal: *Silent* …. *Firing a Psybeam at the Chocobo Eater*

Tidus: *Attack the Chocobo Eater with his Sword*

Wakka: *Throwing the ball at the Chocobo Eater hard and landing a hit*

Lulu: *Casting Fire on the Chocobo Eater*

Kimahri: *Slashing the Chocobo Eater with his Spear*

Auron: *Slicing the Chocobo Eater with his Katana*

Yuna: *Casting pray on everyone*

Critter: *with a thrust of energy pushing the fighters, Guardians and Yuna back*

Auron: So, we’re to be pushed off a cliff.

Wakka: Oh boy…

Miss Bliss: *Looking at her team* We are near a cliff. If we don’t fire harder… we’re gonna be going down to our doom. Those Chocobo’s are in trouble. The creature is trying to get to them. We can’t allow for that to happen. Come on… Power up! Aim for the creature’s weak spot. Fire Hard!

Angelic Bubble: Girls, Spencer… Don’t hold back. Power up and Fire right at the face.

Miss Thunder: At the feet. We have to beat this creature.

Sir Love: Right!

Frosty Ice Bubble: let this creature have it.

Thunderic Wonder: Shock it!

Miss Bliss: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Blissful Heart Storm!

Miss Passion: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Love’s Passionate FOG!

Sir Love: *Twirling his Heart Rod and Then Pounding it on the ground twice before Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Royalty Love’s MELODY CHARGE!

Dancing Heartthrob: *Twirling his Heart Rod and Then Pounding it on the ground twice before Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Love’s RHAPSODY BLITZ!

Angelic Bubble: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Bubble Gem grenade Launcher*Bubble SHINE FLASH!

Bubbling Star: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Bubble Gloves* Bubble STORM!

Melodic Bubble: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Bubble Laser Rod* MUSICAL BUBBLE BEAMS!

Bubble Gem: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater With her Bubbly Harmonica* Sonic Boom BUBBLE FASHION BLITZ…. BANG!

Frosty Ice Bubble: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater With his Frost Scepter* BUBBLE MAIDEN’S FROSTY DREAMS!

Miss Thunder:  FIRE! *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Thunder Solar Discs*

Thunderic Wonder: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Jet propelled Lightning shooter* Lightning Rapid STORM!

Thunder Star: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Seismic thunder Boomerangs*Seismic Thunder Howler!

Sailor Zoey: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Moon Wand* Moon hearts Cosmic Blast!

Crystal: *Silent* …. *Firing a Psybeam at the Chocobo Eater*

Tidus: *Attack the Chocobo Eater with his Sword*

Wakka: *Throwing the ball at the Chocobo Eater hard and landing a hit*

Lulu: *Casting Fire on the Chocobo Eater*

Kimahri: *Slashing the Chocobo Eater with his Spear*

Auron: *Slicing the Chocobo Eater with his Katana*

Yuna: *Casting pray on everyone*

The Chocobo Eater lost balance and fell backwards on its back.

Miss Bliss: Now…

Auron: Attack now! Push it back!

Tidus: Right!

Lulu: *Casting fire on the Chocobo Eater*

Wakka: *Tossing the Blitzball at the Chocobo Eater*

Crystal: *Silent* …. *Firing a Psybeam at the Chocobo Eater*

Tidus: *Attack the Chocobo Eater with his Sword*

Miss Bliss: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Blissful Heart Storm!

Miss Passion: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Love’s Passionate FOG!

Sir Love: *Twirling his Heart Rod and Then Pounding it on the ground twice before Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Royalty Love’s MELODY CHARGE!

Dancing Heartthrob: *Twirling his Heart Rod and Then Pounding it on the ground twice before Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Love’s RHAPSODY BLITZ!

Angelic Bubble: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Bubble Gem grenade Launcher*Bubble SHINE FLASH!

Bubbling Star: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Bubble Gloves* Bubble STORM!

Melodic Bubble: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Bubble Laser Rod* MUSICAL BUBBLE BEAMS!

Bubble Gem: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater With her Bubbly Harmonica* Sonic Boom BUBBLE FASHION BLITZ…. BANG!

Frosty Ice Bubble: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater With his Frost Scepter* BUBBLE MAIDEN’S FROSTY DREAMS!

Miss Thunder:  FIRE! *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Thunder Solar Discs* Thundering Solar SCREAMERS!

Thunderic Wonder: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Jet propelled Lightning shooter* Lightning Rapid STORM!

Thunder Star: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Seismic thunder Boomerangs*Seismic Thunder Howler!

Sailor Zoey: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Moon Wand* Moon hearts Cosmic Blast!

Kimahri: *Slashing the Chocobo Eater with his Spear*

Auron: *Slicing the Chocobo Eater with his Katana*

Auron: Keep pushing back!

Critter: *Casting thunder on Christina, Daria, Zoey and Crystal*

Sailor Zoey: *Feeling the sting* Ouch!

Angelic Bubble: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Bubble Gem grenade Launcher*Bubble SHINE FLASH!

Bubbling Star: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Bubble Gloves* Bubble STORM!

Melodic Bubble: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Bubble Laser Rod* MUSICAL BUBBLE BEAMS!

Bubble Gem: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater With her Bubbly Harmonica* Sonic Boom BUBBLE FASHION BLITZ…. BANG!

Frosty Ice Bubble: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater With his Frost Scepter* BUBBLE MAIDEN’S FROSTY DREAMS!

Miss Bliss: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Blissful Heart Storm!

Miss Passion: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Love’s Passionate FOG!

Sir Love: *Twirling his Heart Rod and Then Pounding it on the ground twice before Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Royalty Love’s MELODY CHARGE!

Dancing Heartthrob: *Twirling his Heart Rod and Then Pounding it on the ground twice before Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater* Love’s RHAPSODY BLITZ!

Miss Thunder:  FIRE! *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Thunder Solar Discs* Thundering Solar SCREAMERS!

Thunderic Wonder: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Jet propelled Lightning shooter* Lightning Rapid STORM!

Thunder Star: *Firing an attack at the Chocobo Eater with her Seismic thunder Boomerangs*Seismic Thunder Howler!

Blossom: *Firing a blast of Electricity at the Chocobo eater*

The Critter regained its footing and stood back up and growled. It was ready to fire again with a punch and started to loom towards Blossom and Zoey. But then grabbed Zoey, threatening to eat her…

Miss Bliss: ZOEY!!!

Thunder Star: Hey! *To the Chocobo eater* Hey you… Over here you ugly clawing beastly Midget! You let the girl go now… Before you get a knuckle sandwich right in your sacred land. then one in the chops.

Wakka: Serena, what’re you doing?! If you provoke it… that beast will go crazy.

Thunder Star: Wakka, Don’t worry about it. I got this… *Grunts* Awww! the hell with this… The critter’s time here and being allowed to live… Ends! No more being calm and nice! This critter wants to eat a poor defenseless bird. then grab at one of us and motion like it wants to eat us as well… Feeding time for the critter is Over!*Firing a heavy blast of Thunder at the Chocobo Eater with her Thunder Boomerangs* THUNDER STAR HAMMER BOOMERANGS FORCE!

Serena was on a fit of rage and as soon as she fired at the fiend, she ran over to it and used her fists and her weapon to tear at it… her sisters could only watch as it went on. But as she went at the fiend, Zoey broke loose from the grip and ran for the cover. The near end moment was what got her. It was a second later when the fighters jumped in and had to calm her down… But in order for them to do it… they had to step out and let Yuna in to summon for an Aeon.

Thunderic Wonder: Yuna! Aeon time. Work it.

Yuna: *Nods*

The fighters got Serena out from the fight and Yuna stepped in to summon Ifrit. She twirled her rod and a wisp of fire fell to the ground. A patch of ground went dark and carved out the symbol of Fire and Kilika Temple insignia. Seconds later it started glowing. before anyone could blink the patch of ground rose up and revealed a brown skinned tattooed entity with fiery red-orange hair. Huge black horns. and red pants. Gold Bracelets on its wrists. It looked like a Lion mixed with the look of an aligator. at first the Aeon was covered in fire within two slabs of ground. The ground only got to midair when the ground surrounding Ifrit broke apart and flew off him. It rose up before then landing on the ground… Roaring with a battle cry…

Frosty Ice Bubble: *Jumps back and startled* Whoa… what the heck is that thing?

Lulu: That’s the Aeon. Ifrit. The Aeon retrieved from the Kilika’s Chamber of the Fayth.

Bubble Gem: That Aeon’s got a lot of fire around it… it’s breathing fire like a dragon.

Lulu: That’s the Element of Ifrit.

Ifrit attacked at the Chocobo eater and fired 4 Meteor shots… at the fiend before it charged up for its overdrive. It leaped into midair and created a ball of fire from its mouth and with its claws on it as it throws the ball at the Chocobo eater. Ifrit Creates out another Big ball of fire then blasting it right at the fiend who had just got surrounded by a whirlpool of fire only to now be in a big ball of fire. Ifrit landed and slammed its claws on the ground and with a strengthened pull… it dug into the ground and chucked the chunk of ground up at the ball of fire with the fiend within the ball. It hit the ball and broke it. causing a burst of fire before a flash of light formed with a pop of flames then clear as day. The fiend fell…

With the damage done on it… the fiend was beat and blown down. it was no more.

A Moment later…

Annie: *Falling on to the ground* Oh… god. That was one rough beast. *Panting and trying to catch her breath*

Spencer: *Walking away from the party to cool off* The heat is killing me. I need to cool off.

Rin: Have you an interest in renting some chocobos? As a token of our gratitude, the first time is free of charge. Please ask the attendant, if you wish to rent.

Elma: Summoners and Guardians. I saw the fight. Very impressive.

Raven: Thank you for the compliment. But this is tiring work. Although in the end… well worth it because it not only protects the Summoner that we guardians protect. But the innocent people that surround us. They also should matter in the same degree as the Summoner. because even though Yuna is a summoner. By the end of the day… She’s just a person. Someone who is entitled to being protected.

Elma: Very insightful. Looks like the summoner’s got some very wise guardians. Summoner Yuna, You are most definitely in very great hands.

Yuna: *Smiles*

Elma: Up ahead from here is the gate leading to the Mushroom Rock road. But you might be unable to get by as there is an operation about to take off there.

Annie: We can still try, Right?

Elma: Yeah. But just be aware that you might be blocked from advancing into the Mushroom rock road.

Auron: Let’s keep going.

Amy: I agree. We should keep going. Waiting for too long would not do us any good.

Alvin: Alright. 10 minutes to regroup and gather our bearings and then we get the heck outta here and on our way to the Mushroom Rock road. If there is anything we need to do here yet. Let’s do it. In 10 minutes, we’re outta here. Auron, would you see that as fair?

Auron: If that’s what you all would need. Yes. 10 minutes.

Auron believed in the conditions and walked over to the start of the path leading to the gate taking them to the Mushroom rock road and waited with Tidus, Kimahri, Wakka, Lulu and Yuna. They all agreed to wait as the family happened to have become a vital part of the team…

By the grassy Bluff overlooking the ocean…

Paul: That Fiend was one bad ass creep.

Crystal: It was. But we took care of it. Yuna’s Aeon Ifrit wrapped it nice. I will admit though that it did manage to scare a couple of the younger members here.  *Looking at Sora and Carly* You two alright?

Sora: Yeah. we’re fine. We’re okay. A little shaken over seeing that Aeon… but not as much as we are because of that fiend.

Carly: That Chocobo eater was gonna try to eat Zoey. Serena must have been mad. She just lost it. Raven was with a tough time trying to calm her down. Aunt Dinah couldn’t calm her down so well.

Paul: This incident is trying Serena’s patience. It’s over now… but this Journey is gonna cause her to break and push her to do something she won’t love herself over.

Crystal: You’re not talking about what Cousin Natasha does. are you?

Paul: I don’t know… but everyone’s got their breaking point.

Sora: Too bad we don’t have anything like music to calm her. I don’t think that our portable music players will even work here in Spira. Yevon obviously has something against the mere use of anything Machina.

Carly: Well… Cellphones are machina here and yet… i don’t think that Yevon will deny a person from being allowed to have their music.

Paul: We hope.

Crystal: We’re gonna be going to the Mushroom rock road next. Djose is said to be right after that.

Sora: Yeah. I Wonder what that’s gonna be like.

Carly: Me too…

Crystal: We got our stuff with us. Our bearings are with us.

Paul: We didn’t really have anything packed with us to begin with… I don’t think.

Crystal: Well… as soon as we get to Djose… we see about getting rooms and clean up and find a way to clean our apparel a bit. We need to keep ourselves looking presentable. Not only for our sake. But for the Summoner’s too.

Sora: Right.

Alvin: You guys ready?

Paul: yeah.

Alvin: Let’s go…

On the side edge… Looking down at the path below them…

Zoey: *Crying*

Blossom: *Hugging her cousin* Zoey… It’s gonna be okay.

Spencer: Zoey, It’s okay. It’s all over now… That beast is gone. He’s all gone. That Aeon is gone.

Zoey: *Crying out* No! It isn’t the Aeon… It’s the Chocobo eater. He was gonna eat me.

Blossom: That’d be enough to scare even me. I am terrified about that thing. We could have been its next means of food.

Spencer: You really think that you’re the only ones that it would have tried to eat? It could have gone for any of us. Now… I am not gonna say this to make light of the possible scare that you endured because of the fiend. But doing this… what we do… It is gonna have moments where it just takes a toll on us. You know it more than anyone. Zoey, You’re what Aunt Luna used to be many many years ago. You’re gonna be facing with danger. Lots of danger. It can’t be avoided. Us being supers now… In Spira… This is our beginning of being supers. Plus… to be honest. That fiend… scared me too… I nearly jumped right out of my skin.

Sapphire: Spencer… You might have jumped out of your skins… but At least you’re not a loose cannon. Serena is.

Raven: Serena is calm now… but i don’t know if it would be safe to hold open the doors to a cheery disposition yet.

Serena: Ha Ha… Very witty. But seeing that thing nearly succeed in Eating Zoey… That was stepping way off the tolerant line. Plus if Zoey were to be eaten and she was gone… how the hell do you expect any of us to look Aunt Luna in the eyes and just tell her that her Daughter Zoey was dead? In fact… I don’t think that we can even think of anything more painful than to have a Child and then be told that your own child is dead. It will rip her heart out. Hers and Uncle Zeke’s. They would be devastated.

Sapphire: We all would. That’s for certain. We’ve got to go through the Mushroom Rock road next. Then off to somewhere called Djose. Probably there we’ll be able to clean our apparel up a bit and ourselves and even catch some sleep. We’re all gonna need it.

Serena: I agree.

Raven: Aunt Paige’s kids are all ready to go. they got their bearings and are set. Aunt Paige and our Uncles have just bought some more supplies that we’d need.

Spencer: Yeah. Hopefully they got a map too. We are gonna need it.

A minute later…

Zoey: *Looking over to see Auron and the crew* The others are waiting. Let’s go.

Blossom: We gotta keep going. Our bearings are together. We’re prepared to head off to the Mushroom rock road.

Raven: Here we go!

It was on the Pilgrimage they resumed. The Fighters all had their bearings set and made out. They were set to press with the Summoner. Auron took one look at them and checked to see if they were set. The family had been through quite a bit till that moment and more was gonna come. There was the battle while being in that Ruined temple. two of them. Then the battle in the ancient ruins. Then the battle with Sin’s fin. and sin scales. Lord Ochu. A Sin Spawn. They went through a confrontation… A tournament. A moment or so of chaos in Luca Stadium. Of course that wasn’t all. Just a moment ago… they all went against a Chocobo eater. But there was more to come. Auron told them that in Zanarkand… They’d meet the one person who had been waiting for them all that time. It was onto the Mushroom rock road. With bearings and all. Hopefully with a new set of mind. Were they gonna be able to get through to the Mushroom Rock road? What was gonna unfold next for the fighters? And what’s this… Lord Seymour getting involved in the Operation between the Crusaders and the Al-Bhed? Conspiracy is brewing somewhere and it doesn’t speak peace. or could it be their lucky break and ticket through? Plus Wakka’s discontent of the crusaders using Machina reveals and leads to more behind what happened to his brother Chappu. Why he was killed when he didn’t need to die. Raven also gets a bit bothered by the sight of Maester Seymour. someone better ice her down while the going is good. On the Next Adventures of the Rhapsody Girls Z! as the saga continues…

Gates to the Mushroom rock road… open up the locks and move away the barricade because The fighters and guardians guiding Summoner Yuna are coming in. They are coming and not stopping. Take a time with the fighters in Grant me sweet everlasting passage to the Mushroom rock road. “Raven Meredith Rhapsody, Heel!” Dinah’s daughter blushes to the sight of Lord Seymour.

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