In the Alternate reality…
December 3rd 2042…
Luna’s and Zeke’s house…
Rina: *Pulling out a couple of bags and sighs* I am not waiting anymore.
Rina had been sitting patiently and hoping that all the heroic hoopla would cease and that her mother and the younger sister Zoey would return from where they were… But then just only days ago… her father, Zeke decided to go over to where their mother was. As it was… a large portion of their family were now in Spira. It was to Spira they went and it was to bring them with their sister Zoey. Rina was the oldest and she had to be with the chip on her shoulders and be one to watch over the others. Watching over Natasha, Zach and Charlie. But after all the waiting and the patience she was letting in… she could not stand down anymore. She missed Luna and Zeke and it was out of that… where she began to get desperate. It was only when she stepped into the family room and sat her bags down when she made the order…
Rina: *Packing up some stuff* Natasha, We’re gonna go to find mom and dad. You and I will be going.
Natasha: What about Zach and Charlie? Where will they go?
Rina: They’re gonna be staying with the family Matriarch Rikku. They’re gonna stay with her for a while. Everything has been set up. Everything. I already made the call before coming out here with these bags. I am made to be in charge of things and this i have given a lot of thought. But knowing that our young sister Zoey is in Spira and including mother and father. No. we have to go.
Natasha: It’s gonna be dangerous over there, Rina. You sure that we can just make our way over to where Mom and dad are?
Rina: I don’t really know. But all i do know is that we’ve got to do something. It’s either risk it in order to see our parents again… or we wait longer and gradually face the conclusion that our parents are never returning. Neither is Zoey. They’re in Spira. Not here. Christmas is less than 4 weeks away. We lost mom… she has not come back yet. And now… recently a couple days ago… we lost dad… he too went to Spira. likely in hopes of bringing them back. But they’re not back yet. Neither of them are. the others aren’t back either and the more that time passes… more of us are seeking to go to where they are and go to their aid.
Natasha: how do we get there?
Rina: One guess. Remember our distant Uncle that returned and reconnected somewhat with us?
Natasha: Uncle Richie? You think he’ll help us out?
Rina: I am sure that he might. He said that he lived close by just up the street a ways. 4 blocks Northeast of us. We have to get going. Pack up some of the things that you’ll need. Change of clothes. the necessities. No extras. We can’t afford to have anything straggle us along.
Rina: After we finish packing the things we need. We’re gonna need to make sure that our brothers Zach and Charlie have what they need for a while. Grandma Rikku the family Matriarch will be over in 3 hours.
Natasha: And Uncle Richie?
Rina: We’re gonna meet him at his place after grandma gets here and takes them over to her house. Once there at Richie’s place… He’s gonna bolt out to the other room to gear up and from there… He’s gonna take us right to the Watchtower. And from there… to Spira.
Natasha: How will we get to Spira with the Watchtower?
Rina: Tess Mercer.
Natasha: Tess Mercer? *Confused* Who’s she?
Rina: Someone that our family knows. I was overheard dad talking to a woman. A Woman that he knew who apparently knew our mother and Aunts. Uncles too… But i listened and heard the name Tess be spoken. She is the one who might know of how we can get there. She knows about our family. Dad was once told by Tess and i know as i heard her speak of it. She even is the apparent new conservator of the Watchtower.
Natasha: Let’s go find her.
Rina: We will… We will call her soon.
3 hours later…
Rikku L. Rhapsody: *Knocking on the door* Hello. Rina… Natasha.
Rina: *Answering the door* Yeah. We’re here. Zach and Charlie are all set. Granted that they were somehow wanting to come with us. With us to where ever the hell our mother and father are.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: You mean to Spira… Right?
Rina: Yeah… But… How did you figure that out? We didn’t even tell you about that.
Natasha: Of course.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: Victoria.
Rina: Wait a minute… That’s right. Thanksgiving day… Uncle Shingo spoke about that. mentioned it too. Spira was on the tip of their tongues. Victoria also mentioned it. She said it and it reminded the others about it.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: I know. But i know all about it as i heard your father Zeke and Uncle Shingo speak about it. I can assure you… I know about Spira. Your mother… as you know… She’s the hero of the past. In the past… She was the senshi. She is the senshi of love and Everything Little. Sailor Luna. She never told you this… has she?
Rina: No. No. She hasn’t. Not really. She hinted something about it before… However… we thought that she was making a valid point about something. How people were different and that they have reasons behind not coming out with what it is that they really are. Believing that if others know about them… Knew about who they were and what they had done…
Rikku L. Rhapsody: It would change everything. Everything that they were meant to do.
Natasha: Our Mother was this hero back in the day. Before we were even born. Before we even were a glint in the eyes of them. Before she met our dad back in those days.
Rina: Oh my god… that’s shocking. I had no idea. None.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: You mother kept that away from you guys as she felt that if you knew… It would put you at risk. Her as well… Most of all. Rina… In a hero’s life… even when they have no visible weakness… the one thing that can take them down is something that means so much more to them on a personal level.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: That’s right. It’s family. Family is the downfall to any hero because in every hero… There is always an Arch enemy. A Villain that will use that one thing… Family to lure the hero into any danger. knowing that they’d risk their lives just to save them… but also to expose that they are who we see every single day and never knew. And yes, Rina… I know that you might be thinking that it’s kinda cheesy… But i… a long time ago maybe for a time was the delighted hero that your Aunt Betty is and has been since she received the powers. Angelic Raven was originally… me. But that was for a brief time. Until my sister… Aquamarine died. She died of a broken heart because a hero named Impulse broke her heart. Broke her heart by cheating on her and trying to cover it up. Nice guy, isn’t he? Losing her made me pass the buck to your Aunt Betty. She put it to better use than i ever did… Although her self-righteous attitude was way out of line and i haven’t heard from her in 12 years.
Rikku L.Rhapsody flashes back as she recalls one of the last talks that she had with her daughter Betty… their Aunt Betty.
“Betty: It’s great that you’re back Mom. It is… And the fact that it was Raven. The Half demon girl that brought you back and saved you from being killed. erased that from history. It’s something that i will have to thank her for. Not sure why. But it’s a huge act of kindness.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: It is. I am glad. But Dinah has told me about you for a time giving her and the others a hard time. I want to know what that was about.
Betty: It’s about her being disobedient to your mother… our grandmother. One who is now an Ex. and has been since the beginning of December of last year. Dinah has a mouth on her. I know that she gets it from you. She gets it from you because you figured that if anyone could make that temper part of you work… it’d be her. But she’s been back talking Grandma. Grandma was gonna put Luna in school because that was where Luna belonged during the day as it was the law. Dinah saw it as an unfair ruling and starting to backtalk her with an act of. “You can’t do this. You can’t do that. This is Wrong. It’s supposed to be like this…”
Rikku L. Rhapsody: *Scoffs* Betty. I didn’t raise you to be a hard core bore. So back off that. I know you like being good and following all the rules. But sometimes you have to know when to bend and stray. Just a little. Luna before my thought to be apparent end… was with blue hair. A cat’s tail sticking out from behind her and she could turn into a hero. Sailor Luna if you remember. But now i see her and she’s… She’s so normal. Different to where… i have to tell myself that i am still seeing Luna. Because she’s become so different. But the whole bossing your sisters around. that is not gonna go on. You don’t like when they try telling you what to do and boss you around, do you?
Betty: So… You’re condoning what they do? Mom… They killed my father. Even though you and he were having issues and all… he was still my father. I will never get to see him again. Ever.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: Betty. Don’t you mention that man’s name. Ever. I know that he was your father. And your sisters didn’t kill him. They told me exactly what happened. after it happened and as soon as they were ready and when they were calmed down. The tapes might have showed that they killed him. But the real story was and the tape that showed it… It was a Lab Accident. It was a lab Accident that did it.
Betty: Wanna bet? Tell that to Clark.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: Who?
Betty: Clark Kent. He was there with them and what he saw was different than what really happened. He saw that they killed him. *Outraged and acting out all high and mighty* You gonna call him a liar? Paige, Pearl and Dinah are Murderer’s. They Killed Pidge Stroker. Yes. I will say his name. Time to grow a pair. You want to have issues with him. Fine. Do it. But don’t cover up their guilt. They are guilty. They Killed my father, Mom. And on the front on the grandmother. She’s an Elder. You don’t fuckin’ back talk your elders. I don’t give a shit if the elderly person happened to be wrong and it was proven. You don’t back talk them and act defiant. They had been around longer than the new aged living people had. So they know. they’ve seen the world a lot longer than the younger ones had. Your mother was doing the best she could and it was never enough for Paige, Pearl and Dinah as they felt that they had to talk back to her. Challenge her every time. Of course when she started abusing Luna… that was when i pulled back from grandmother Rikku. I was all for the others. I know that Luna was acting up a bit too… But she didn’t deserve to be treated the way that she did get treated. It was not right. Not right at all. I’ll never forgive her for abusing Luna like that and neglecting her.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: Your sisters are not guilty of anything. They had to do what they did. Clark was gonna be a pussy and send the guy to the Phantom Zone. Like that’s anyway to handle a problem. “Oh… Killing is wrong so i’ll just send him to the Zone and leave him there.” And I got a copy of the secret info that he was gonna sell off to the District D.A. The Corrupt one and ruin the lives of your sisters. They didn’t have a choice. He possibly had some info on you. if they left him alive… he would have not hesitated to sell that off too. Murder is wrong no matter the reason. It’s always wrong. But… what would you have done? The police wouldn’t have been able to contain him. Nor would they be able to find anything on him as he would have covered it up.
Betty: So… my father was this egotistical bastard? I want to see the tape for myself. i want to see for myself. What really happened. I deserve the truth and i will have it.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: You already know the truth. You know the truth. It was what had to be done. Remember when back a few years ago… a week after. A day after your sisters turned 15 and it was said that we all thought that Tess was having them Investigated?
Betty: Yeah. I remember. they were having fits over it and went to give Tess a real piece of their mind. Why?
Rikku L. Rhapsody: It was because she was given a copy of all the details. Info and blueprints and clippings of the girls. All of it. So they thought that she was doing the Investigating. Getting behind how your sisters vanished that Evening of their birthday without a trace and then came right on back with no upfront memory of where they were. They didn’t tell of where they were till a little later. Pearl came and spoke about it somewhat the next morning. But we all thought that Tess was Investigating. It wasn’t her. It came to light that it wasn’t her who was investigating them. But one person was…
Betty: My Father?
Rikku L. Rhapsody: I may have been out from everyone’s lives for a couple years. But i assure you. I have not forgotten about it. I am not stupid, Betty. Yes. It was him. Why do you think that when i tried to press into him over the phone a couple times about it when it first came out that he was the one doing the Investigating that it came to light that he was being in denial and defending himself and trying to place the blame on Tess when it wasn’t her doing it to begin with? He was the one doing it. He was the one investigating the girls. Then making threats to come and hurt them or send that Corrupt D.A. Sacks after them. If Oliver didn’t make the notion to have them brought over to his place. the Clock tower… They would or could have been caught and dead.
Betty: But what would he get from doing that? My father wouldn’t ever do that. He couldn’t.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: he could… and he was intent on doing as such. Your father was a bastard. The only good thing about him was that i got you. He is mainly forgotten and he can burn in hell for all i care… I regret ever loving him. for anything. Hurting me by trying to hurt the girls. Then to make it more of a mess… he also hurt his supposed wife “Tammy Garland.” Tammy Stroker. She told him off because he was being cruel to us. She didn’t like it. And he just kept on doing what he was doing.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: Betty mentioned that guys name. It hurt. It really did. Your mother over saw that I was okay. Betty was mean. and 12 years ago Betty and i spoke one last time… She didn’t change who she was. She was still the same. only worse than before.
She then recalls the last conversation between her and Betty 12 years in the past…
“Betty: It’s good to see you again, Mom. You still expecting to be wed to the DA?
Rikku L. Rhapsody: Yeah. Although the work is keeping us from it.
Betty: Still the same old mom… still making excuses. Just like when you tried to cover up the trespasses of what those 3 girls did. Paige, Pearl and Dinah are Murderers. You are so into protecting them that you won’t do the right thing.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: What do you mean by that, Are you hating them still that much?
Betty: Yes. I will always hate them. for coming between you and I. They come and take away everything. They took away my father. I still remember, Mom. You really think that after all this time that i would forget. I haven’t forgotten it. I have not forgot about it and i never will… The forgiving was just a smokescreen against Dinah. *Sneering* I curse the day that you and they found each other. Those little brats.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: Excuse me… Betty. Despite of your dislike over them. Your distrust of them… they’re still your sisters. Still your family.
Betty: Yeah… my family. They’re family which took away my father. I don’t care if you want to protect them. But don’t anoint them for sainthood and make like they don’t have a dark stain on their soul. One day… the darkness will take them and see their darkness. They will be seen for who they really are.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: No. That is not it and you know it. You are being unspeakably cruel. They’re your sisters. Your Blood. How could you just write them off like that?
Betty: Simple. It’s called the act of ditching and forgetting. You should try it too. Forget about them. They’re not even worth caring for as they took away your ex-Flame. Stroker and you go way back. *Seeing the blank look come across on her mother’s face* Yeah… Uh-huh. That’s right. i know all about it. All about it. You know how i know? The answers lie in the one person that those 3 managed to kill. Managed to kill and then cover it up. I am as far as i am concerned… their Arch-villain. They want peace. They better find a way to bring back my father. He told me how you and him were so close and that you were all over him like some hot to trot goo goo doll wannabe. Then when he met Tammy Garland… the nice girl that he reunited with… you and he had to break it off as you were going a so different path than he was… You were fated to do wondrous things. But did you? No… You… What was it? Oh… that’s right. You chose to sit in a life of single life with the whole # of: “Oh my god… I’m alone. No one will want me. I’ll always be single no matter what i do. All anyone will see me as is nothing more than a freak.” Where’s the pink hair mom? Huh? Where is it? You may fool everyone else… even the guy that you say loves you… but i’ll be one who knows the real you. A Pink haired LOSER! Dad left you. because he did not want to be tied to you and ruin you. He loved you… but the one thing he regrets or had regretted was not seeing it sooner that you were still so fixated on him that you wouldn’t let him go and be happy. You were trying to trap him.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: Stop it. Stop it, right this minute. I am not kidding. *Feeling anger come over her* You’re tearing down at your sisters. And i am getting tired of you trying to tear at them. You want to hate them… Fine. Do so. But you might want to feel the same of me as well… I love them. As i loved you and Angel. Shanna and Luna. Shanna is studying off abroad. Luna is still around and she’s in Labor with her first child. But the point is that i loved you and Angel just as well as Paige, Pearl and Dinah. You should have known that.
Betty: *Feigning the touched expression* Awww! That’s so loving. Excuse me while i vomit. she’s only what… 15 and she’s gotten herself pregnant. SLUT! She’s a young slut and you’re so stupid that you don’t see it. she is too young to have kids. She fucked her life up now… Now she’s got to get a job in order to support her newborn. She’s not even ready for that. Some mother you are… But then… it’s expected since you allow Paige, Pearl and Dinah to have Cart-Blanche and do whatever the hell they wanted.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: *Blows up suddenly and coming at Betty; Punching her and slapping her hard in the face* How dare you speak of them like that. HOW DARE YOU?! You rotten unfeeling girl. They are your sisters and if you want to be like that towards them… Fine. But get this… This is the last time that you and i will meet. Those 3 are innocent. The truth was proven. They didn’t kill your father. He died in a lab explosion. The tapes showed it. You saw it over and over again… But apparently you’re not as bright as you say that you are as you keep thinking that it was them who killed your father. It wasn’t them. It never was.
Betty: Those tapes can say what they want. anytime. At any moment. It won’t change that they’re murderers. I will expose them. And mom or not… if you support them… I’m gonna take you down along with them. Paige, Pearl and Dinah better enjoy their freedom while they can. Because it’s gonna end.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: Not if the law doesn’t believe it. They never will… Every law enforcement agency… from the E.P.A to C.I.A. You want to question me… Your own mother… You go right on ahead. But you better not question what’s in the C.I.A or F.B.I. The E.P.A. The DDS… None of them. They will all show the same thing. They watched that tape millions of times. The top researchers of that tape… they knew of it from the minute that it was made. Luthorcorp saw to that as they caught it all. But the engineers and technicians… they spent many hours trying to dissect it… dissecting it a piece at a time. saw what i told you. What they had. Oliver, Tess… everyone. It was a lab explosion. and the last physical blow… was his own doing. He made the fatal move. *Walking away* But if you want to live in anguish and see things that are not there and never were… you go right on ahead, Betty. But You heed my word. You go near your sisters with your appetite for vengeful cruelty… Daughter be damned… You will be sorry. That’s no threat. It’s a promise.
Betty: Go ahead and cover up their dark deed. They’ll find out that when it comes to the law… they’re gonna get slapped. Your 3 favorite girls are gonna learn. They will do as they are told. They take a life… they’re going down. And you… mom. You made the wrong person your worst enemy. Next time we meet… your life will be ruined. Count on it. *Leaving in fury* You’re about to find out that you’re not the only one who can play Bitch. You’re gonna learn that it’s my way… or nothing. I see laws as the ground stone. They will be obeyed and adhered to. Whether those 3 bitches and you like it or not.”
Rikku L. Rhapsody: That was the last that i ever saw of her. I don’t plan on seeing her again. She was trying to tear down your 3 Aunts. and knowing that she tried to come visit you after her condemning words of malice. That was something that i could not stand. Nick is having her subpoenaed with a court order to refrain from coming near any of you. But that isn’t the least to know. What’s more of a stab in the heart is that i even well… I even once dated Impulse for a brief time before things just changed. Of course i never thought that he’d be the same one that was behind my sister’s death. It was before things were said to change. Like my apparent death… Which wasn’t even a death as i was well… saved from that by a very mysterious girl.
Rina: Neither have we and we don’t want to. We heard how she was treating Aunt Paige’s kids when she last visited us… Aunt Dinah’s kids too… Betty treated them like dirt and tried telling Aunt Paige and Aunt Dinah how their kids should be raised. She’s not welcomed around us.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: I know. I also know that Angel is the same way… but not as bad as Betty is.
Natasha: So… Since you used to be some hero in the past… you know what heroes happen to go through.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: More or less… yes. i do. When your Aunts Paige, Pearl and Dinah first became heroes… I was terrified for the idea that they were gonna be put right in danger’s path. But i slowly got used to it and grew accustomed to it as it went on. I even made out with seeing that i could ward people off from knowing about what they were really like. or what it was that they were able to do. Protected them for as much as i could. Your Uncle John tried to also protect them as well by sending his 4 boys out. The same ones who happen to be your uncles.
Rina: Our mother too?
Rikku L. Rhapsody: Even her. Although… there wasn’t really much that i could do for her as she happened to follow her own path most of the time. Although when the family was in trouble… She was there to help. I kinda remember a time when…
Rikku Flashes back…
“At the Castle…
inside a Empty White room with the black and white checkered marble floor…
Princess Rikku: *With a Cloth bag over her head; gagged* Ahhh! Ack!
Chloe: *With a cloth bag over her head*
A group of men Drag the two into the room and place a couple of chairs down in the middle before placing them down on the chairs. Within seconds they pull off the cloth bags from their heads…
Princess Rikku: *Using her Lips and teeth to force the gag to loosen and fall out of her mouth* Ack! Got it. *Looking at the Operatives* What the hell is the meaning of this? Where am I? and Where are my daughters?
Checkmate Operative: You’re here to be the bait for the Rhapsody Girls Z! You’re at the Castle. the Headquarters of Checkmate. and depending on the decision of your daughters. it will decide whether you are to live… …or die.
Princess Rikku: *Growls* Your Boss is a Coward. Going after 3 young girls. I swear that she better not go near my girls. if she harms my girls… she will regret it. that is a guarantee! *Handcuffed* I hope my girls are careful. if Waller thinks that she’s gonna enlist them to her cause… She’s got another thing coming.
Checkmate Operative: The White Queen makes a decision and it’s to be carried out. If your girls don’t comply to her demands… You won’t be around to live through their defiance.
Princess Rikku: You obviously don’t know the Rhapsody Girls Z! much, Do you?
Checkmate Operative: That’s irrelevant.”
Rikku L. Rhapsody: If they didn’t get me out of there… i would have been dead. But it was also back then that your mother was there and she ran a diversion so they could.
Rina: So that makes her a hero then…
Zach: Our mom is a hero that left her kids to fight a battle that she said that she had no involvement in anymore. Zoey is trapped in a choice less life. She’s gonna be mocked by people… teased and made into a poster child of public and social ridicule. You think that it’s all gonna make up for anything that happens to her? Our Mom left us…
Charlie: Zach… that’s the frustration talking. You really don’t mean that. We miss our mom and the time apart and worry is turning a little sour because we miss her so much that the idea of us not seeing her and knowing that she’s not here… and isn’t back yet. The fact that she isn’t back yet… It’s made us feel abandoned. Forgotten.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: *Thinking back to how she once was forced to believe that her 3 daughters didn’t exist* Forgotten. Left for dead. Made to feel unloved. unwanted.
Rina: Grandma, What are you talking about?
Rikku L. Rhapsody: Nothing. It’s just that I happen to know a bit of how they might feel.
Rina: Oh… *Nods*
Zach: *With his stuff packed*
Rikku L. Rhapsody: You two have everything packed? Things that you need?
Charlie: Oh yeah. We do. *Nods*
Rina: You two be careful and listen to grandma. She’s the boss for right now till we all return with mother and father.
Natasha: Don’t worry about anything. We’re gonna bring them all back somehow… We’re not gonna settle for anything less than that.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: *Looking at Rina and Natasha* Are you two sure that you want to do this? You know… Head off to Spira?
Rina: We’re sure. Grandma… We are not gonna just sit and wait for their return and face the likely possibility that they’re to forever be stuck in another world.
Natasha: It’s just the way it’s gotta be. We have to go.
Rikku L. Rhapsody: *Nods* Okay. You two… Just make sure that you are careful over there… Okay?
Rina: We will.
Natasha: We promise.
A Moment later…
At Uncle Richie’s house…
Richie: You two came here… That makes two more…
Rina: Two more? *Pauses in shock* What do you mean, two more? What two?
Natasha: Aren’t we the only ones?
Richie: Correction… You were supposed to be the only ones who were going… but before you two showed up… a couple of people found me and said that they heard of who i was… what i could do… and that i could possess the ability of teleport. Transporting from one place or dimension… area to another. They found out about me. from a source. Someone named Courtney Whitmore. A Name that i have not even heard a mention of for years. Only thing that gets me is… where is Carter Hall? That’s what i’d like to know. *Sighs*
Rina: Who else is going along with us?
Richie: Pamela Reedy and June Parker. Your mom’s old friends from school when she was growing up. There’s also Penelope Walden but she’s completely tied up with her career that she couldn’t pull away from it. So… It’s just gonna be the two of you, Pamela, June, and I. Pamela and June are gonna be here any minute now…
In the far reach of Space…
Countdown till Meteor shower…
28 days… 8 hours… 30 Minutes…
Richie: They’re here.
A Minute later…
Pamela: *Walking in with her stuff and Sighs* Well… we’re here.
June: *Looking at the pictures on the wall* There are a lot of pictures covering the entire family. *Spotting Luna in the picture* Wow… Luna looks so young in that photo. There’s Martin… The one that made Luna unstable due to trying to control who she spoke to.
Pamela: I remember. Martin isn’t really nice. And remember when his guardian Vincent Van Graves died… He didn’t even go to pay his respects to him.
June: I heard. We were all there at the service. He was a wonderful man. He cared for everyone. Martin turned on him because even Vincent was being condescending to Zeke.
Pamela: Martin and Zeke still don’t like one another. After all these years.
June: Kinda Childish… isn’t it? Holding a grudge against someone after nearly 15 years.
Pamela: *Looking to see two teens* I think we got a couple of extra people here.
Rina: That’s right. You do.
Natasha: We’re all going.
Richie: You guys all set to go?
June: *Nods* yes.
Pamela: We’re all ready to go…
Richie: *Grabbing the helmet of Nabu and Looking at the teens and the two ladies* You two ladies never saw this before and this will be the only time that you’ll see me actually transforming into this hero. Rina and Natasha already know about it as they saw right through me.
Pamela: A hero… You’re the one they call… Dr. Fate. Luna told us of that once… but we didn’t happen to believe it.
June: Something tells us that we should rethink what we know.
Richie: You know… *Grins* I have a feeling that you’re right.
Rina: Oh yeah.
Pamela: I guess this is it…
Richie: *Looking at the helmet of Nabu and nods* Okay Nabu… Show me what is… but not what can never be. Be gentle… *Turning the helmet around and sighs* Fate can be so punishing… such a fickle thing it must be… *Feeling the helmet pull him in as it glows and activates* AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A Minute later…
Dr. Fate: Greetings Sisters to Sailor Zoey. Friends to Luna.
Rina: Wow! He looks better in person than on laser disc.
Natasha: Nice look. You must be looking shiny.
Dr. fate: *Seeing Rina’s fate* I see your fate, Rina. You walk the destined path of a hero in waiting. Even though you don’t fully believe in the heroes that live… you are destined to become one. One with much promise and hopes for a brighter future.
Natasha: Huh? He… he just saw your fate, Rina. He sees you as a hero. A hero in the future.
Pamela: That is really saying something. Fate’s got you down under the destiny towards heroic embrace, Rina. Your mom would be surprised to hear of that.
Rina: *Shocked* Yeah… How about that? I’m gonna walk the path of someone with heroic blood.
They didn’t stop and seek to waste a second more… Dr. Fate threw a symbol of fate in mid air and teleported with them over to the watchtower…
There seemed to be something brewing at the Plaza…
In the high office…
A man that no one saw for many years… has returned… Was it the beginning of the likely end for Tess or was there something more? It was none other than Lionel Luthor…
Lionel: *Noticing some unfamiliar papers in the desk* Hmm… What’s this? What are these? *Reading through the papers* The girls of Love, grace and fury. The Rhapsody Girls Z!? Senshi of Love and everything Little. *Shaking his head in disbelief* My word… Someone’s been following a mere myth and fantasy. *Looking at the name on the top of the documents* Tess… *Dismayed* Oh… Lutessa… lutessa… Lutessa. What have you been up to while i was away?
Suddenly someone enters the room…
Shingo: *Walking in and catching sight of a man standing in Tess’s office* Uh, Excuse me… Are you new here? I think that you might be… a Little lost… Uh, Who are you?
Lionel: I would be asking the same of you, young man. Do you have business here?
Shingo: Yes. With Tess. She said that she wanted to meet me. I thought that she’d come to the house and meet there… However she apparently told me to meet her here. Said that she had something to tell me. About what she found…
Lionel: Found? As in more info on the 3 girls who call themselves the Rhapsody Girls Z! if i’m not mistaken. Would that be the same team that managed to cause a lab explosion 18 years ago?
Shingo: *Pauses* Yeah… I would suppose so. But how… How did you know about that?
Lionel: We don’t need to play games, Mr. Rhapsody. I do believe that’s your name… isn’t it? You happen to be married to one of the members of the team that caused that lab explosion. To the one that the public knew as What was it… Thunder Mistress? Miss Lightning in a bottle as it were. The girls 18 years ago blew up a lab. in Cyntechnics. Taking the life of a Lab tech. Someone named Stroker. But the first name is a complete mystery.
Shingo: Sir, I don’t know who you are… or what you think you know… but i was there that day… and the girls didn’t take the life. Stroker… made the fatal move. He made the move. Of course with what that son of a bitch was seeking to do to the girls… i wouldn’t blame them for making the move if it were really them that did it. But… it was his move. Not theirs.
Lionel: Oh… That’s right. You were there. And were part of the whole plan from the beginning, weren’t you? The girls were there for him… he was also there for the girls as well. And of course the man that you declare was the culprit in his immaculate death. Taking upon himself to instigate the final blow to himself to shield the girls from distrusting people and a huge bout of ridicule. But you also have a secret of your own.
Shingo: You must be delusional or something.
Lionel: No… Not delusional. Just optimistic.
Shingo: And how’s that? How is it that you are so sure that what you say is the truth. That the girls really did take the life of him? You are… What? One of the conspirators who are just fixated on lining the girls on the rack. Although… that was back 18 years ago. If anyone had anything on them over the decades or almost 2 decades… It’d come out right then. Not now!
Lionel: Luthors are no conspirators. We’re just envisioners. We Visualize and seize the moment.
Shingo: Luthor?! Wait a minute… Luthor… Luthor. You mean that you’re the one who was after the Traveler. To use for your own personal gain? You also had the Queens… The Teagues… Virgil Swann and Patricia Swann killed. All to claim the Traveler. You… You… *Gasps in Mortification* You’re Lionel Luthor. Back from the dead. You’re the one member left of the secret group known as Veritas. Weren’t you?
Lionel: That was the other Lionel. However for one to fake his own death the way that he had… it was remarkably cunning and it was a Machiavellian maneuver worthy of any Luthor. Even for someone like Tess.
Shingo: Tess? What would she know about this? She’s nothing like you. She’s got no ties to you…
Lionel: *Chuckling and smirking* You really think that you have it all figured out. That you know Tess all so well.
Shingo: Shouldn’t we? I know her as she is an entrusted member to my family. An Ally that has yet proven herself countless times. Over and over again. She did have some close calls. But she is someone that my family trusts. My family trusts her and so do i. Why would someone like Tess… an Ally of ours that we trust… have a thing to do with you? She’s not related to you… Is she?
Lionel: Ah… Now either you have been played for a fool for so long… or you are clearly misguided and incredibly naive. To think that you knew all about Tess from the very beginning. She’s a Luthor.
Shingo: Oh Bull. That is totally bull. How is she a Luthor? How can she have any Luthor Blood in her?
Lionel: Her full name is Lutessa Lena Luthor. The fact that she’s changed her name to Tess Mercer is irrelevant. But she’s a Luthor and the fact that you and your family trust her… A Luthor by blood… It comes to show that you have no clue who your real friends are.
Shingo: *Suddenly snapping at Lionel* Alright… You unbelievable son of a bitch. I don’t know what you’re on… how it is that you claim the idea that Tess is a Luthor like you say she is. Which as far as i am concerned… she’s nothing of the kind. What ever it is that you have on my family and what you know about my family. But i swear to you… You even step a foot near my family and i hear of it… The next time we meet… You better have good fighting skills. Because… i swear that you and i will brawl. That’s a Rhapsody Guarantee. You think that i am playing… keep on pressing through getting near my family. We’ll see who’s playing.
Shingo leaves in Outrage and heads back home…
He was in a bad mood and as he knew that he was gonna see his younger kids, he had to hide his emotional pain from them. They were in need of seeing smiles as it was all that was keeping them going since their mother and big sisters were gone. It was all they had…
A Moment later…
At the Watchtower…
Tess: *Working on getting a lock on the clan that are yet in Spira* I can’t get a fix on the girls. There are no active links there.
Genevieve: *Checking the Systems* It’s almost like the signals have been disrupted. But why?
Tess: I don’t know. I’ve been trying to use Clark’s old Crystal from his fortress to provide a power boost to strengthen the link to Spira… but there is nothing.
P.A.: *Chiming* Incoming call from Shingo Rhapsody…
Tess: *Answering the call* Yes, Shingo.
Shingo: *Stern and cross; Not knowing what to think* Tess… we have a problem. A big problem. I think that it’s something that revolves the family and i think also a little bit about you. or a lot about you.
Tess: Why? What’s wrong?
Shingo: I have to make my kids dinner in a couple of hours. I’m off tonight. Heard of Sid’s Diner?
Tess: Sid’s Diner? That’s in Metropolis.
Shingo: Yes. I’ll be there tonight to see how Sid is doing. we can talk there. But i really don’t think that you’re gonna be too thrilled. I myself am feeling really rhetorically mortified.
Tess: It’s gonna be okay. We’ll meet tonight.
A Minute later…
Genevieve: *Feeling concerned* My dear god… he sounded really shook up. Something must have been bugging him.
Tess: Very much so. Yes. Something about what he said though. About something revolving his family… and Me. Something must have happened to him and got to him.
Genevieve: But what could it have been that got to him?
Tess: Not sure. But i’ll find out tonight.
But they barely were able to get the link back up contacting with Spira when…
Dr. Fate: *Appearing* Greetings Tess Mercer. Your fate is utterly binding.
Tess: *Looking at Dr. Fate* What’re you doing here?
Dr. Fate: I have come here with 4 guests. They are with the intent of joining the fighters that are in Spira right now. Currently.
Tess: Who? *Seeing the older daughters to Luna and Zeke along with two of Luna’s friends growing up* Rina… Natasha. Are you crazy? Spira is dangerous for you. It’s not exactly safe for you guys to be jumping over.
Rina: Tess, I know that you’re wanting to spare us from going off to danger. But that is our mother, father and sister over there. They are in a mess of trouble and unless we go there… to stand by them… they’re gonna be feeling alone.
Natasha: It doesn’t make much sense at all… does it? It makes things really not so easy. Our sister may be a hero known as Sailor Zoey. But she’s still our sister. She’s family first.
Zoey: *As a voice Coming through the speakers as communications were achieved again* We need help…
Rina: That’s Zoey. We recognize that voice from anywhere. That’s our sister. Only our sister would sound like that. She sounds scared.
Dr. Fate: Zoey’s fate is marked. She’s a recent victim of resurrection. She has died once in Spira. She is destined to do it again.
Natasha: *Gasps* No. No… that is not her. I don’t believe that.
Pamela: Neither do i. No one is fated to die twice.
June: That is just not humanely possible. That can’t happen. Not possible.
Tess: The communications linking Spira to here and back… it’s done and back up.
Rina: Well… that is good. Because… we want to go to Spira.
Tess: *feeling hesitant* I can’t allow for you two to go over to spira. It’s not safe. As it is now… i took a big risk in sending Mary… Blossom’s sister, Zeke and two men that he had with him especially Trixie.
Natasha: You sent Mary… the sister to Blossom and she had no obvious reason to go… other than to be with her sister who she loved so much. I think that the reasons of Love should greatly speak for itself. I had a dark patch in life not long ago… it lasted 8 weeks. But the thing that broke me from that… was love for my sisters. and Brothers. Zoey is my young sister. She might be sometimes a little hard to keep track as she is even though really shy and feeling herself to be an outcast… she’s bright and sensitive. Very outgoing and headstrong in what she wants in life. She’s a hero. But she’s our sister most of all. Love is all that the reasons should be for us to want to go over to Spira. Where they’re at. Where Zoey is.
Rina: If that was your sister, Tess… What would you do? Family begets family. Family is Blood. It is Eternal. Anyone would come right out and tell you. Family is the brownstone of anyone’s life. Their root. Where they started. Zoey is over in Spira. So is our mother and father. We need to be with them. I am certain that they must be thinking the same thing. Thinking that they should be with us most of all.
Pamela: Family means a lot to you.
Rina: Always has. Asian cultures are very big on family as are Germans, Russians and Italians.
Tess: *Looking at the screen* … *In worry* Oh no… This isn’t possible.
Rina: What’s up?
Tess: *Turning to face Rina and Natasha* There’s a Meteor shower foretold to hit Metropolis…
Rina: What? When?
Tess: In less than a month. It’s also said to hit Smallville also. This one could destroy Metropolis and Smallville.
Tess puts up the video feed and the timer…
P.A. *Chiming* Time till Meteor Shower. 28 days 7 hours… 30 minutes. danger… high.
Rina: What’ll we do?
Natasha: We do what we came here to do. We’re going to Spira.
June: That’s right. No more waiting. How do we get there?
Tess: Through a Portal. But there is something that you’re gonna need to know. The Link between here and Spira is up… but that’s because we got power from the Orbiter to beam up the frequency connecting to where Spira is located. However… if the Orbiter loses power or if the meteor shower hits earth… impacting Smallville and Metropolis… it could knock out all communication for a while. But that will mean communications syncing the Watchtower and Spira’s communication will be disabled.
Pamela: That shouldn’t be too hard to re-enable.
Rina: You can re-align the orbiter to reconnect with Spira. *Sensing a little suspense* You can… do that…. Can’t you, Tess?
Tess: Normally… it might be quite possible to be done… But here’s the thing… The Portals that lead to Spira depend on the communications we have between here and Spira. If we lose communication here with Spira… We lose the portals and if all the portals close… you will all be stuck there… Forever.
Natasha: That does not sound so good.
Rina: No. It doesn’t.
Tess: Are you all sure that you want to do this?
Natasha: Yes. I am.
Pamela: I am ready. Luna and the guys are there… they’re gonna need all the support possible.
June: Luna’s our friend. losing her is just out of the question.
Dr. Fate: It is time.
Tess: Hold on…
A Moment later…
The portal was up and activated. Tess was able to pull enough power to have one open up within the watchtower. leading to where the fighters, Guardians and summoner were currently located…
It was then that Richie/Dr. Fate, Rina, Natasha, Pamela and June grabbed their bags and grouped up as one before stepping into the portal and thereby seconds later… vanishing within the portal and on their way to Spira…
As for the fighters…
In the Alternate Reality.
Mt. Gagazet- Summit Region…
The Fighters and guardians all finally Exit the cave with the Summoner and barely looked ahead when…
Auron: It comes…
June: Zoey… Transform. Let’s do it!
Zoey: *Posing and Chanting* Zoey Cosmic Power… Make up! *Glowing and covered by a white light and spinning; The pants turning into a skirt with a Pink and red Ribbon on the back and front* … *With a sparkle of light and stars the hair turning pink with two Pointed meatball buns on the sides; With a Pink crescent moon hair clip on the left side of her hair* … *The shoes changing into high heels Including high risen stockings with the crescent moon on them and her hands formed gloves on them one saying love and the other saying innocent; Then with a shining flash two Earrings appeared upon her ears with a weapon upholstered to her side; A Crescent moon Wand that turned into a moon wand scepter with a royal crown on the top and a glowing gem on top* …
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.
June: *Posing* June Star power… Transform! *Transforming*
Sailor June: *Posing* I am the Senshi of Wisdom, Love and the defender of truth Sailor June. In the name of the Moon… The presence of Evil will no longer be welcome…
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 FORCE 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.
Angelic Bubble: *With her sisters Bubbling Star, Melodic Bubble and Bubble Gem; With her Brother Frosty Ice Bubble* *Posing in Unison* RHAPSODY AQUATIC FORCE 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.
Miss Thunder: *With her sisters Thunderic Wonder and Thunder Star* … *Posing* Rhapsody Thunderic Force Z!
It was then that a huge bulky fiend came to greet them and it aimed right to test the Summoner…
It was a Sanctuary Keeper…
Miss Bliss: *Commanding her Team* Rhapsody Romancers Z! ATTACK!
Angelic Bubble: *Commanding her Team* Rhapsody Aquatic Force Z! WIPE-OUT!
Miss Thunder: *Commanding her Team* Rhapsody Thunderic Force Z! ELECTROCUTE!
Miss Bliss: *Firing an attack at Sanctuary Keeper* Blissful Heart Storm!
Miss Passion: *Firing an attack at Sanctuary Keeper* Love’s Passionate FOG!
Sir Love: *Twirling his Heart Rod and Then Pounding it on the ground twice before Firing an attack at Sanctuary Keeper* Royalty Love’s MELODY CHARGE!
Dancing Heartthrob: *Twirling his Heart Rod and Then Pounding it on the ground twice before Firing an attack at Sanctuary Keeper* Love’s RHAPSODY BLITZ!
Angelic Bubble: *Firing an attack at Sanctuary Keeper with her Bubble Gem grenade Launcher* Bubble SHINE FLASH!
Bubbling Star: *Firing an attack at Sanctuary Keeper with her Bubble Gloves* Bubble STORM!
Melodic Bubble: *Firing an attack at Sanctuary Keeper with her Bubble Laser Rod* MUSICAL BUBBLE BEAMS!
Bubble Gem: *Firing an attack at Sanctuary Keeper With her Bubbly Harmonica* Sonic Boom BUBBLE FASHION BLITZ…. BANG!
Frosty Ice Bubble: *Firing an attack at Sanctuary Keeper With his Frost Scepter* BUBBLE MAIDEN’S FROSTY DREAMS!
Miss Thunder: *With her weapon- The Thunder Trident; Firing a tri-shot of Thunder at Sanctuary Keeper* Tri-Star Thunder BEAMS!
Thunderic Wonder: *With her new weapon- The Thunderstorm Fan; Firing a Gust of Thunder at Sanctuary Keeper* Raging Winds of Thunder!
Thunder Star: *With the new forged weapon- The Thunder Chains; Whipping the Chains at Sanctuary Keeper; Shocking it* Thundering VICEGRIP!
Frosty Ice Bubble: *With his new weapon- The Holy Crosses of Frost; Aiming at Sanctuary Keeper and Firing a Charged Blast of Ice and Cold frost At Sanctuary Keeper* Ice Cross CHARGES!
But it was while they were fighting off the Sanctuary Keeper…
“Greetings Rhapsody Girls Z!”
“Hey Luna… guess who’s come to join you…”
“Need a boost of support?”
“Hey Mom, Dad… You miss us?”
“Here we are. Zoey… Don’t you lose to that beast. You’re a hero… you fight that beast. Fight it.”
Luna: *Looking over to see a man with a golden helmet* It’s Dr. Fate.
Paige: That’s Prince Richie.
Dr. Fate: Actually it’s more like plain Richie now.
Luna: Richie is Dr. Fate? I thought that Dr. Fate was Kent Nelson in normal form.
Pearl: Luna… I don’t think that anyone managed to tell you. Dr. Kent Nelson is dead. The Icicle killed him.
Dinah: Trust me, Luna. We know. I know for an eyewitness testimony that it is true because i was with Dr. Fate… Who was Kent Nelson and John Jones when it happened.
Sailor Zoey: *Looking at her sisters* Rina… Natasha! What’re you doing here? Why are you two here?
Rina: We came to be with you, Mom and Dad.
Natasha: Besides that there are some things that you and everyone have got to get a listen to…
Luna: That’s fine… But that will have to come after this boss battle.
Pamela: What do you mean… Boss Battle? What are the kids fighting against?
Luna: *Pointing to the side at the large beast* That.
Pamela: *Turning to see the large beast* Whoa! That is one big bad beast.
June: What is really going on here?
Luna: A Pilgrimage. That’s mostly what’s going on here…
Pamela: That’s all… But what is everyone doing battling against this beast?
Auron: It’s a test. Lady Yunalesca awaits in Zanarkand for the summoners who complete their pilgrimage. But as they near Zanarkand she sends guardians… strong fiends to test the strength of the Summoners that make it to Zanarkand.
June: But what happens when the Summoner gets to Zanarkand? What happens exactly? I mean… i heard that they get the final… Aeon as it were. But there is something more than that… isn’t there?
Rikku: The Summoners die once they get the final Summoning. The Final Aeon kills the Summoner after defeating Sin and thereby becoming the next Sin.
Paige: You mean that you really didn’t know?
June: Paige, No. I didn’t know. I actually had no idea. I think that i made clear that i am not that much of a game player. So… I really didn’t know.
Miss Bliss: *Fighting against the Sanctuary Keeper* We don’t mean to be insensitive… but could all that wait till after we fought and beat this large beast. It’s trying to win one over.
Sailor June: *Firing an attack at sanctuary Keeper* Mercury Aqua Heart Jet FLASH!
Sailor Zoey: *Firing an attack at sanctuary Keeper* Moon Star Cosmic FLASH!
Sanctuary Keeper: *Performing Photon Wings and launching it at the fighters*
Trixie: *Summoning fire and collecting fire from within; Moving her hands and creating a huge wall of fire; Using her mind to break the wall of fire and turning it into a million spikes of Fire; Falling down from the heavens; Launching it at (Sanctuary Keeper)* Fiery Spikes of Heaven!
The attack was a direct hit and it hit them hard. They were all inflicted with Darkness, Curse and Poison. However… they had Al Bhed potions to help them out. Yuna pulled a fast one and cast reflect on the Sanctuary keeper while Black Canary used her deadly siren canary cry on the Sanctuary Keeper. It lowered the Magic on the Sanctuary Keeper. It also broke down its armor too. Auron used Power Break on it and lowered its power.
Wakka: *Throwing the Blitzball at Sanctuary Keeper* Dark Attack!
Kimahri: *Attacking Sanctuary Keeper with his Spear*
Auron: *Attacking Sanctuary Keeper with his Katana*
Tidus: *Attacking Sanctuary Keeper with his Sword* HA!
Sailor Zoey: *Swinging her wand towards Sanctuary Keeper; Firing an attack at Sanctuary Keeper* Moon Star Cosmic FLASH!
Sailor June: *Firing an attack at sanctuary Keeper* Mercury Aqua Heart Jet FLASH!
Blossom: *Firing a Shot of Electricity at Sanctuary Keeper*
Rikku: *Using Shining Gem on Sanctuary Keeper*
Sora: *With Carly and Blossom in unison* By the Rhapsody Power of three. Set us free… spark up a surge of thunder and lightning. put this Monstrous Beast back in traction. *Firing a Shot of Electricity and a surge of thunder at Sanctuary Keeper* Thunder shock by the power of 3…. Thunder CHAIN FLASH!!!
Rikku: *Using a Arctic Wind on Sanctuary Keeper*
Wakka: *Using a Arctic Wind on Sanctuary Keeper*
Auron: *Using a Arctic Wind on Sanctuary Keeper*
Tidus: *Using a Arctic Wind on Sanctuary Keeper*
Sanctuary Keeper: *Using Photon Wings on the fighters*
Rikku: *Using Al Bhed Potion on everyone* Here.
The fighters used Holy Water on themselves to clear off the Curse. While the rest took away the Darkness…
Angelic Bubble: *Firing an attack at Sanctuary Keeper with her Bubble Gem grenade Launcher* Bubble SHINE FLASH!
Bubbling Star: *Firing an attack at Sanctuary Keeper with her Bubble Gloves* Bubble STORM!
Melodic Bubble: *Firing an attack at Sanctuary Keeper with her Bubble Laser Rod* MUSICAL BUBBLE BEAMS!
Bubble Gem: *Firing an attack at Sanctuary Keeper With her Bubbly Harmonica* Sonic Boom BUBBLE FASHION BLITZ…. BANG!
Frosty Ice Bubble: *With his new weapon- The Holy Crosses of Frost; Aiming at the Sanctuary Keeper and Firing a Charged Blast of Ice and Cold frost At Sanctuary Keeper* Ice Cross CHARGES!
Auron: *Looming at Sanctuary Keeper with his Katana and Hacking away*
Wakka: *Throwing the Blitzball at Sanctuary Keeper*
Kimahri: *Attacking Sanctuary Keeper with his Spear*
Auron: *Attacking Sanctuary Keeper with his Katana*
Tidus: *Attacking Sanctuary Keeper with his Sword*
Lulu: *Casting Thundara on Sanctuary Keeper*
Miss Bliss: *Jamming on her Heart Guitar and gathering Energy to create a Love Storm* … This is Love’s greatest power… the power of life and truth. Two of the things that Love resembles. The Love and the Bliss of perpetual romance. *Performing a power ballad and Drawing it up into her Weapon; Suddenly Stroking the Strings; with a Pink aura and with the energy built and ready; Launching her Overdrive* LOVE’S BLISSFUL SERENADE!!!
Miss Passion: *Jamming on her Heart Guitar and gathering Energy to create a Love Storm* … This is How Passion is born. It’s born with compassion, Romance and Sweet Bliss. Truth and warmth. That is how Passion is born. Love is part of a breathing romance. What Love resembles is Eternal and pure. *Performing a power ballad and Drawing it up into her Weapon; Suddenly Stroking the Strings and with a Pink aura and with the energy built and ready; Launching her Overdrive* PASSION’S ETERNAL REMEDY!!!
Sir Love: *Twirling his Heart Rod and moving it to the one side and to the other. From the Right to the left; Tossing the rod up and absorbing Love Energy and building up Musical power* Love and Rhythm and the power of romance. There is nothing like it… Nothing. With the heart and soul of Miss Bliss and Miss Passion. This is the moment of truth. It’s unable to be measured. *Jumping up to grab his rod once it’s at full power and landing down; Thumping the Rod on the ground and within seconds launching his Overdrive* SIR LOVE’S ORCHESTRATED LOVE CONCERTO!!!
Dancing Heartthrob: *Twirling his Heart Rod and moving it to the one side and to the other. From the Right to the left; Tossing the rod up and absorbing Love Energy and building up Musical power* Dancing to the side and dancing to the right. Watch my dancing groove as i lay the moves of a serenade. I got the love and the dance… Watch as i lay it on you. *Jumping up to grab his rod once it’s at full power and landing down; Thumping the Rod on the ground and within seconds launching his Overdrive* DANCING HEART LIGHTNING SYMPHONY!!!
Angelic Bubble: *Gathering energy* … This is the frost… the water of light. Water and Ice… Light and Glitz Build within me. Wash this evil away. *Launching An attack using her Bubble Gem grenade Launcher* ANGELIC GEM GRENADE STRIKE!!!
Bubbling Star: *Glowing with Light and Energy* Here is the star of the light and the power of water’s force. Evil’s extinction is confirmed with just a blast of water and Ice. Water and Light. *with her Bubble Gloves Launching her Overdrive* BUBBLE MAIDEN’S STAR OF WATER SCREAM!!! (The attack is a combined power of Water and ice in a surging pulse of Stars and Water unleashing a scream of Light and Ice)
Melodic Bubble: *Casting her Overdrive* BUBBLING BEAMS OF ICE CONCERTO!!!
Bubble Gem: *Launching her Overdrive With her Bubbly Harmonica* WATERY ICE SPIRAL SYMPHONY!!!
Frosty Ice Bubble: *Launching his Overdrive with his Holy Crosses of frost* FROSTY CROSSES OF ARCTIC JUSTICE!!!
Miss Thunder: *Glowing with Thunder energy* … Thunder and Lightning i call upon you to grant me the power of Thunders Rage. Come forth and guide my Soul. *Rising her Thunder Trident and swirling the tip into the air and creating a Thunder Storm; Building up energy at full power* The Evil angers the Thunder. Hear the Quaking roar of the Thunder and the intensity of it’s fury. *With The Thunder Trident at Full power* …. Here comes the triple Threat of Thunderic PAIN! *Launching her Overdrive* TRI-BEAM THUNDER MAGNITUDE 9!!!
Thunderic Wonder: *Glowing with Thunder Energy* …Here comes the brain of the Thunder and Lightning. There is something that the Thunder and Lightning never put to use. That’s the galling wind and the force it can unleash. This is where the Wind comes to play. The scream of the Wind is Thunder screaming Vengeance. The Wind combined with the Thunder and Lightning is the nightmare of any Evil entity. *With The Thunderstorm Fan; Launching her Overdrive* GUSTING WINDS OF THUNDER AND LIGHTNING!!!
Thunder Star: *Glowing with Thunder Energy* Thunder and Lightning flow in me… It’s my element of choice as i have a hot furious temper when i am mad. The Stars of Thunder break open the doors and crack the skies. Snap… Crackle and Pierce the Winds and the Evil intent with the Thunder Star Chains of Fury. *With The Thunder Chains; Glowing and Charging up; Whipping the Thunder Chains against the ground then at the air back and forth; gaining speed while whipping the chains all over before splitting into two and Whipping the Thunder Chains before wrapping it around the target; surrounding the target with the Thunder Chains; Launching her Overdrive* THUNDER STAR HURRICANE CHAINS OF THUNDER FURY!!!
Blossom: *Casting her Overdrive* ELECTRICAL BALLS OF LIGHT!
Tidus Performed the Swordplay Overdrive Energy Rain on Sanctuary Keeper.
Kimahri Performed The Ronso Rage Overdrive Fire breath on Sanctuary Keeper.
Auron Performed the Bushido Overdrive Shooting Star on Sanctuary Keeper.
Wakka Performed The Slots Overdrive Elemental Reels and shot a fire ball at Sanctuary Keeper.
Lulu Performed the fury Overdrive and cast Blizzara Fury on Sanctuary Keeper.
Rikku Performed her Overdrive Mix and created Winter Storm.
Romancers Z!: *Combining their weapons together and Firing a group attack at Sanctuary Keeper* Love’s Shaking Promise!
Aquatic Force Z!: *Combining their weapons together and Firing a group attack at Sanctuary Keeper* Screaming Ice Bubble Flood!
Thunderic Force Z!: *Combining their weapons together and Firing a group attack at Sanctuary Keeper* Storming Thunderic Rage!
Sailor Zoey: *With her Moon Wand Scepter Pointing it forward and then Lifting it up before then swirling it back and forth; gathering power before then spinning once and suddenly posing to initiate the attack; Moving the Moon Wand Scepter back and forth to the left then to the right making the attack; Suddenly swishing it back and forth a couple times as it being one last time before Pointing it at the target* Moon… Cosmic… Hearts… Extermination!
Sanctuary Keeper: *Using Curaga on itself* …
The Fighters and Guardians were cured…
The Sanctuary Keeper tried to use Tail sweep and luckily failed at landing a hit on the fighters and Guardians.
Yuna was also unscathed… With the reflect that was cast on the Sanctuary Keeper, it couldn’t cure itself. Every time that it tried… it wound up curing the fighters and guardians instead…
Sanctuary Keeper: *Launching Mana Breath on Zoey*
Rina: *Panicking* Zoey… LOOK OUT!
Sailor Zoey: *Using her Moon Wand Scepter to help defect the attack; Sending it over to the cliffs of the far side*
Sailor June: *Nods* Way to go, Zoey. That’s good work.
Natasha: Zoey’s got the handle on this Fiend. I think that she’s gotten stronger since the last we saw her.
Pamela: This place is strange… But… It’s okay. I’m okay with strange as it happens to inspire me.
June: Some of the fashion i see here… i can use for inspirational designs for interior designing.
Kimahri: Yuna… Now is time. Use Aeon.
Yuna then summoned for Shiva and had the Aeon fight the Sanctuary Keeper. It took a few rounds to beat the guardian. But once it was beat…
Rina: *Running over to her sister* Zoey, You okay?
Zoey: Yeah… I’m okay. Just… a bit… Surprised that you and Natasha are here. In Spira no less. How did you two get here?
Natasha: A Portal. That lady… Tess. She was able to open one up with the Watchtower and we just jumped into it. Along with two of our mom’s friends and our Uncle Richie.
Luna: But you two should not have come here…
Zeke: What were you thinking in coming here anyway? You two do realize that you two could have gotten killed here if that beast which is now gone decided to attack over in this direction, Right?
Rina: We only did what you had done.
Zeke: What do you mean, What i had done, Rina? I came here… doing what i had to do. Zoey’s the youngest sister to you and Natasha. To your brothers are well… She’s sensitive as well. You know that. In fact… where are your brothers Zach and Charlie?
Natasha: They’re with Grandma Rikku. She has agreed to watch over them till we all came back. She understood the reasons behind why we were deciding to come here.
Pamela: We are here to be with support. Plus with my being a cook… i brought some cooking material and some ingredients. I am sure that no one here has had a full cooked and nourishing meal in quite some time…
Annie: I wouldn’t say that officially. We once had a feast of roasted Bird Meat. From a big Bird. Called a Zu. It was different but filling. Although… since then till now.
Paul: Don’t ask. It’s something that we knew that we had to do to keep going on. It isn’t something that we would usually do. But we did what had to be done.
June: Hi there.
Rina: *Looking to see a young black haired girl* Hello. Uh… W-w-w-who are you?
June: I’m June. I’m from the Moon Kingdom originally. But now here on a permanent position. To guide Zoey and help her walk the path of a true Senshi. Just like the one before her.
Natasha: And that would be… Who Exactly?
Zoey: Our mother.
Rina: What? Our Mother… Our mother was never a senshi.
June: Actually… yeah… she was.
Zoey: it’s true. She was. She never told you two because she wanted to keep you in the dark. To see that you didn’t have memories of it. Mom told me because i had the same kind of power that she did. Senshi power that she once had long ago.
June: Your mother was once the senshi of love and Everything little. Sailor Luna was who she was and she worked along side with a partner. One named Artemis. Artemis and Luna were Advisers to the Queen of the moon. She also helped guide the Queen’s daughter who is the heir to the Moon Kingdom. The Princess… Serenity was the heir to the kingdom.
June: You know this… We know this too… Luna told me and Pamela that back when we were all in middle school. That was a very long time ago. 14 years ago to be exact.
Pamela: And back then… i was with a shaky teen upbringing. I bettered myself. ever since that time.
Luna: That’s right. You, Zeke and I had done so… that was 14 years ago.
Pamela: And that year began with you suffering the nightmares of the abuse restarting on you by the one that abused you. Grandmother Rikku Marie Rhapsody. Ex-family member to you. She was put to trial… Remember?
Luna: How could i ever forget? I was scared beyond any shred of a doubt.
Luna flashes back to that memory as she Vaguely remembers what happened since it had been several years of after the incident and she long since healed a lot from the memory…
“after all the Testimonial statements were heard and weighed towards the abuse done to Luna by the Ex-Grandmother Rikku…
Judge: Prosecutor Larson, You may proceed with the closing statements.
Prosecutor Larson: As the defense rests… the testimonies all point out with the end result. That Mrs. Rikku Rhapsody now Exiled member of the Rhapsody Clan had belligerently and without remorse… Abused young Luna Tuna Rhapsody. An innocent child. a Minor.The Evidence of the marks shown to the court state that the physical abuse done upon the 13 year old girl are gonna be permanent reminders of the Abuse that had been done upon her. We have heard the Testimonies from The sister of Luna… the Audio tapes of the sworn Testimony of the event that were inflicted upon Luna. Luna was sent to bed multiple nights without dinner. Without food. Being made to have gone off to bed hungry. Being the target of Racial indecision. A target of Malice and discontent. In the Wizard’s testimony… Luna had marks on her exposed and saw that she was lost. and disoriented with reality. not because of maturing and the Coming to Age moment that all people around her age endure… but the marks of Abuse. Done without regret. by the hands of Mrs. Rikku Rhapsody. You also heard of the times… and the very said date in the testimonies of what happened to the 13 year old girl. Who was involved. Ladies and gentlemen of the Jury in a moment you will be put in the back room. a room where you will discuss the case. and decide Verdict on the Accused and the one at fault. As you discuss the case and the facts of the case. Consider that a young girl’s safety and cry for sanity is at stake. the profound well being and right mind of Luna Tina Rhapsody is at stake. We don’t know what’s gonna happen in there. But know this… The sweet girl that you see in this court room is the Victim of uncallous Abuse. Mental… Emotional and Physical. Neglect and harmful intent. Imagine yourself being put in that room for the rest of your life. and it being locked. because you may have done something wrong, There is no room for any doubt.
Judge: Court is Adjourned. We will meet back in moments. as soon as the Jurors have reached a Verdict.
A minute later…
The Jury went to the back room and to the Chambers. to the Jury Room and Discussed the facts on the case…
4 hours later…
Everyone was inside the Courtroom waiting for the Judge to come in. It was time for the Verdict to be said….
Judge: Regarding the case of Luna Tina Rhapsody Vs. Rikku Rhapsody. Jury, What say you?
Jury Foreman: In the case of Luna Tina Rhapsody Vs. Rikku Rhapsody… We find the defendant Rikku Marie Rhapsody Guilty. on all Charges. On 20 counts of Child Abuse. 12 counts of Emotional neglect and Mental Harm. Charges of Physical Abuse. Attempted Murder of Minor. Evading the Law and Escaping from Jail. Guilty.
Luna: *Crying in happiness*
Paige, Pearl and Dinah: *Cheering* Yeah! Rikku Rhapsody is gonna get the Chair. She’s guilty for life.
Judge: Rikku Rhapsody… you are cold and careless. Without any thought whatsoever. Having you in my presence and show us your careless personality towards a young child. It Chills my blood just to look at you.. By the power of the Courts and within the state of Kansas You are hearby sentenced to serve 25 years to life in the Kansas State penitentiary. Bailiff… Take her away.”
Luna: I remember that Dinah was the first one to be on the stand giving her testimony on that. Then Shingo… then Martin. Martin helped ensure that i stayed with the family. But that was before…
Zeke: *Remembering a little bit of those days back then 14 years earlier* Before that jackass decided to seek on controlling you like you were his permanent mate or arm candy. It was an obsession with him. He was obsessed. I know what being obsessed is. When Luna and he were still together… she didn’t want to be around him much as she was going through her own issues. While helping me and she get screwed up a bit. But she was trying hard as hell to fix her life. However… every time she turned around… Every single time she would turn a mile and look to the side… Here came Martin trying to corner her. If it weren’t for some of the passing by civilians that were around to run interference… She’d have to deal with him trying to get her to crack when she was wanting to be left be. Luna wanted to be with me more as she felt that with how i was abused too… she understood how i seemed to have felt. And i also felt her pain too. She helped me every day. We would talk every day to console one another and ease the pain we felt from being abused. My biological mother Abused me in such a way… that even now i sometimes have moments where i am thinking that i had to have been damaged goods. Broken. Martin… back then thought that i was full of crap and tried to denounce my pain. It didn’t work though.
June: Right. I remember the first time that Luna and I met… Back when i was into sports. I was a rather sporty girl. Even though i didn’t really want to do sports. I was more into dramatics to be honest. However… i had to play the part just to make my parents pleased. Even if it meant my happiness. Although… i never really showed it. I couldn’t.
June recalls how she and Luna met… It was while the Guardians and Yuna were near and listening to everything… Even they couldn’t help but feel devastated and sympathetic due to how the fighters were all feeling…
“Girl: *Stopping and looking at Luna* Hey!
Luna: *Looking to see a girl standing on the sidewalk and looking towards her* Hey. Who are you?
Girl: Does it matter who i am? I heard on the news last night that some guy was fatally intoxicated. Someone named Martin. I don’t think it was a rumor though. Did you hear about the news last night?
Luna: No. I didn’t. I was with Zeke for a while last night.
Girl: Zeke? That kid? He’s a troubled teen. He even defaces private property.
Luna: No he doesn’t. he wouldn’t ever do that. I know him enough to know that he wouldn’t. Besides that he’d never do that. He couldn’t. He was with me last night and we were having a date.
Girl: What about Martin? You’re his girlfriend. Aren’t you?
Luna: Not for much longer. I am planning to soon break up with him. I can’t take his poor treatment of me.
Girl: Why? What’s he been doing?
Luna: Well… for one he treats me like dirt. He disrespects me and also makes snide remarks about Zeke. He is also a womanizer.
Girl: Oh god. That’s terrible.
Luna: Also… the fact is that Zeke smokes. and so do i. Zeke and i smoke to mask the fact that we were abused. Zeke was sexually abused by his mother. nearly molested by his mother. His stepfather would beat on him. Martin was told of this and you know what Martin did? He mocked him and made him feel as though he was worthless.
Girl: That’s mean. You saying that Martin did that?
Luna: Yes. he did. That is why i am planning to break up with him sometime soon.
Girl: Wow, I’m really sorry for getting on you about Martin. I didn’t know what he had done. It’s just that i use to see you and him together alot and saw how happy you guys were together. But for the last 4 months or so… You two have been so distant and just so alienated. It’s sad.
Luna: It at first was sad. to me. I was feeling empty about the fact that he and i were pulling apart from one another. Have been for a while and it’s just gotten so bad. Martin has been treating Zeke like dirt and he knows how i feel about that. Zeke’s been more of a good friend than he has for a very long time… well… since the 3rd day that i met Zeke.
Girl: When was this?
Luna: January 16th. I met him on the 11th of that month. I mean… at first… he was very guarded because of what he was going through. plus he also had a secret that he didn’t want anyone to know about. He was abused badly by his mother when he was a little kid. And beaten by his step father almost every other day. Started smoking at age 7 and then age 12 he left the mother. Emancipated himself from the two. It was what he had to do to get out from their grasp. He even told me about it all on the day after the 15th of January. I remember as i was just minding my own business and walking through the park… I saw him at the park. he was obviously smoking. He was just sitting there all by himself and thinking. He didn’t even feel like he belonged. Martin sure wasn’t gonna make it any easier.
Girl: You were doing the right thing. reaching out to him and trying to be a friend to him.
Luna: Yeah. I was doing that. But since then… Zeke and I have been getting closer and closer. Martin started pulling away from me while i was getting closer to Zeke. Only as a friend. But Martin just thought of him as something close to a threat. He just didn’t like Zeke. Nothing i said made him open up. The last time i tried to get him to see reason… me and him did happen to have a major fight. I never had a fight like that. Ever.
Girl: Ouch. Was that what made you and Martin become rather distant?
Luna: Yeah. IT was. I feel bad about it still and i don’t know why i ought to waste my time on him since ever since i have been opening up to Zeke and being with him. being like a friend that he can talk to and everything… Martin’s been being mean to me. Treating me like i was being a fool. An idiot for even having a thing to do with Zeke.
Girl: *Scoffs in outrage* Ugh! That was really shitty of him to say that about you or to be treating you like that. That is really awful.
Luna: It is… Really awful. But maybe if i were to just ease up on Martin and just… you know… try to understand him better. Maybe find another way to get him to open up to Zeke. Zeke’s not a bad person. Not as much as he’d think.
Girl: It is worth a try. Although if what you were saying about Martin doing those things to you and Zeke is true… Do you really want to risk it? What if he tries to blame you for what’s going on with him?
Luna: I’ll blow it off. What is happening to him is his fault. because i didn’t force him to play the avoidance act. He did. *Looking at her phone and seeing the time* It’s almost time for school to start.
Girl: Well… Yeah. I guess that we got to talking and lost track of time a little.
Luna: My sister Dinah will be unhappy if i get marked late for school.
Girl: So will my parents. Interested in walking to school together?
Luna: Yeah. Say… What’s your name?
Girl: June. June Mitchell.
Luna: Just like the Month June.
June: *Laughs a little* Yeah. Kinda silly though that i’m named after a Month. There are those who are also named after the 4th month of the year. Some named May. Some people name their daughters and sons after the name of a month. They also name their kids after constellations and things. It’s really weird.
Luna: Yeah. I don’t get it. *Laughs*
June: Who’re you?
Luna: Luna. Luna Rhapsody.
June: Now there’s a odd name. I Like it though. It’s new. *Gasps* Wait a minute… You’re the one i saw with those guys last year. Last May. You and those guys were doing something.
Luna: You mean that you saw me when i used to be this so called hero. A Senshi, Right?
June: Yeah. You and those guys and two girls. Plus i saw that you guys were fighting this strange looking woman in purple and with all this purple fashion fetish. She was giving off some UV Rays.
Luna: That was long ago… last year. I matured and changed. i am a normal person now. Not really the best way to live since that i am now more vulnerable and am an Asian girl… i mean… being how i am now… i would more likely wish to be an american. Asians get ridiculed alot and it is so damn sad. I can not begin to wonder why being Asian is so hard. living normal is just so hard. because you have to live the rules people give you and if you try to stand up against it all… you only live to see yourself getting knocked down for trying to stand up against rules that you feel are just wrong and unfair.”
Luna: I remember that. At first i thought that you were gonna think of me as some heartless girlfriend to Martin till i told you the truth. You never got Martin’s side at that time and he was likely to feed you lies about Zeke. About me back at that time. I hated Martin for making Zeke feel as though he should be dead as he was just a freak and a loser in his eyes. It made Zeke feel rather shitty.
Rina: Who’s Martin?
Luna: None of your concern, Rina. He’s someone who happened to be my first Love. But a rather big mistake and nothing more than that.
Natasha: Something tells me that there’s a lot of bad blood going on from the past.
Zoey: No kidding. Ouch.
June: Martin Marco’s known as Tuxedo Martin Amazing.
June: That was in the past. as far as we have heard… he’s given that all up and not many people in Metropolis like him. Alot of people don’t like him hardly as every time he’s out and within the public eye… everyone seems to get really quiet. Almost as if all the cheerful presence left.
Auron: We must get moving. Yunalesca is waiting inside the Zanarkand Ruins.
Alice: He does have a point.
Sora: It’s gonna be getting dark soon.
Carly: It is sunset. It looks rather pretty out.
Pamela: Where are we anyway?
Lulu: We’re close to Zanarkand. the holy place of Spira. the ancient city left in ruin a thousand years ago.
Dr. Fate: The fate of the ruined city is sad indeed. Many people perished that didn’t need to.
Rina: There is also something more that you’re all gonna need to know.
Zeke: Something the miss, Rina?
Natasha: There’s said to be a Meteor shower to hit Smallville and also Metropolis. Our home city.
Spencer: Whoa… whoa… Rina, Natasha. What on earth are you talking about? Where did you hear about there being a Meteor Shower said to hit Metropolis and Smallville?
Suddenly a Piece of ground rose up and revealed a T.V which only seconds later Turned on and sounded off…
Tess: *On Screen* You guys are further than you were the last time that we spoke.
Sapphire: Yeah… We’re all at the Summit now. it’s the path that leads right on into Zanarkand.
Serena: The last chapter of the Summoner’s Journey… Most likely.
Tess: That is one thing to think about. But there is something else too…
Amy: What’s that?
Blossom: What’s to worry about?
Tess: A Meteor Shower. It’s gonna be here in less than a month. It’s close to Christmas. December. The bad news is…
Pearl: What? What’s the bad news?
Rina: The Meteor Shower could knock out communications and could knock out power. But that will mean trouble for us.
Dinah: Why? Why would it mean trouble for us?
Pamela: Because… if they lose communications there… Watchtower could lose connections with Spira communication. If that were to happen and syncing with here became disabled…
Dr. Fate: The portals that lead here would all start closing and responding on their own. Closing up and sealing up.
Heinz: I take it that it’s not a good thing, is it?
Tess: No. It’s not. Because if that happens… It means that all the portals connected to Spira will close and if all of them close and seal up. You will be trapped. Stuck there… forever.
Paige: *Shoots out* WHAT?!
Clint: You have got to be kidding us here. We’re gonna be stuck here permanently if communications are lost and the portals all seal and close up?
Tess: *Nods* I’m afraid so, Clint.
Theodore: *Collapsing onto the ground* I think that i’m gonna be ill. I don’t think that i can feel my legs…
Sora: This is a total nightmare.
Carly: Does that mean just that if all the portals close and we can’t leave… that Spira will become our permanent home?
Rina: We’ll never see home again.
Tess: I’m sorry to be saying this kind of news… but i figured that it was something which you all needed to know. You guys be safe out there. Keep moving. Hurry. Time i’m afraid is starting to run out and not in your favor.
Zeke: Don’t worry. We’re gonna speed things a little. Thank you, Tess.
It was then that they all had to get on their way again. With what they heard be spoken by Tess… Things were starting to look ever so grim for them…
As they all started walking…
Rikku: Hey! Can’t we rest a little?
Auron: No need. We reach the summit soon.
Rikku: I know, that’s why I want to stop for a bit. Soon means that… there’s not much time left.
June: That’s true. Time is gonna run out for her.
Rikku: Fine. I’ll think on the way.
Zoey: We’re really running out of time now… aren’t we?
Luna: Yeah. Time is growing really short now.
Gabe: How do you want to go about this, Boss?
Zeke: Make way over to Zanarkand. But tread carefully. No telling what we’re to find there. However… Keep a close eye on Zoey, Rina and Natasha. I don’t want sight of them to waver.
Gabe: You got it.
Heinz: The others are already going on ahead…
Alice: Don’t you think that we ought to make our way too?
Black Canary: I agree. Time is running out for us here but if the best thing to do is to follow along behind the rest… we should do so. We can’t just stick around here.
Spencer: Sounds like a plan. I’m already thinking of what can be done to prevent Yuna from Dying.
Penny: Alot of us are…
Tidus lags behind and sighs…
Wakka: Hey, come on, let’s go.
Tidus: We are almost there, aren’t we?
Wakka: We’ve come a long way.
Annie: We sure did.
Raven: We even had moments of civil unrest also… but i think that with time… seeing the real truth of how things were around you… it opened your eyes. I think that it opened all of ours as well.
Serena: It’s kinda dumb to think it like that… but she’s got a point. We all had some very abrupt eye openers and it made us all wiser for it.
Susie: And to think what it’ll be like to finally see for ourselves the girl that we were in belief was dead.
Daria: Alot of changes.
Auron: *Chuckling softly*
Tidus: What’s so funny?
Auron: You remind me of myself. Before, the closer I came to Zanarkand, the more I wondered…when we arrive, Braska will call the Final Aeon… He will fight Sin, then die. I thought my mind was made up long before. But when I stood here, my resolve wavered.
Blossom: *Surprised* It did? But you’re a legend. Why would your resolve just waver?
Wakka: Huh, never would’ve figured. Legendary guardians choke sometimes, too, ya?
Auron: *Snorts* Legendary guardian? I was just a boy. A boy about your age, actually. I wanted to change the world, too. But I changed nothing. That is my story.
Paul: *Grins* Sounds to me that he’s got a chip on his shoulder that he has been carrying around with him all this time but has yet to find a way to rid himself of it.
Crystal: It’s got to be the promises that he has made to someone. That’s probably why he can’t seem to ease up too much.
Alice: He’s got too much pressure resting on him.
Sora: There’s got to be something that we can do to ease up the pressure a little bit.
Carly: Easier said than done… Auron’s like a closed book. If he won’t let us in… He won’t let us in.
In their Reality…
Shingo was sitting at one of the tables sitting next to the window looking out. He knew that he told Tess to meet him at the Diner but there was no sign of her anywhere. Although it was but a few minutes later…
Shingo: *Ordering 2 large cups of coffee* Hey Sid, Can you bring along two large cups of coffee?
Sid: *From the small walk in closet* Sure thing, Shingo. Be right with you. Just setting a couple things back up on the shelves where they belong.
A Second later…
Tess: *Walking into the Diner* …
Tess: *Looking to the side and spotting Shingo sitting at a table Nearby* … *Walking over to the table and Sitting* I know that i’m a little late getting here. Had a little trouble with the communication capabilities syncing Watchtower with Spira. It got a little offline.
Shingo: You managed to get it back though, right?
Tess: Just barely. It was by luck alone really. However there’s someone there watching the place.
Shingo: Really? Who? *Grins* someone we can come to trust, right?
Tess: A built partnership or allegiance is not just built on only trust. It takes faith and commitment.
Shingo: I know… Sorry. *sighs* I’m just running a little low on faith tonight. I don’t know why. But i feel as though there has been some secrets that were busted open or brought up to light.
Tess: Secrets? as in… what, exactly?
Shingo: You called me over to the office today and said that you wanted to meet. saying that there were some things that you wished to discuss. However… When i got to your office… You weren’t there. Someone else was there instead. A man. He had a beard and mustache… gray and he seemed to know about my family. He even blew open a conspiracy behind what happened 18 years ago in a lab… of Luthorcorp. Cyntechnics. about a lab explosion and the crazed theory that my wife and her sisters Paige and Pearl took the life of someone. Stroker.
Tess: Who is this person that opened up that conspiracy?
Shingo: I think that you know him… Possibly. He even seemed to know you. Lionel Luthor.
Sid: *Bringing over a couple cups of coffee* Are you talking about Lionel Luthor? *Backing off a little bit* Sorry. Couldn’t help but overhear the name. But there was some guy that came in here the other day with that same exact name. That snaky bastard even threatened to see that this Diner got closed down if i said anything to anyone about his return.
Shingo: He threatened you? *Feeling cross* He threatened you into silence?
Sid: I kept quiet because this Diner is my livelihood. I lose it… i have nothing. god knows that i can’t expect Pamela to do all the working and heavy lifting. It’s not fair to her.
Shingo: Sid, You won’t lose anything. We’re gonna see that Lionel doesn’t fuck you over. He comes near anyone in my family… or anywhere near you or your livelihood… he’s a dead man.
Tess: Lionel Luthor can’t be alive. *Mortified* He was said to have been dead. It’s been over 20 years since he got killed. He’s dead.
Shingo: Oh yeah… Tell that to the man i saw in your office today, Tess. He sure as hell looked alive and real. In color. Walking and talking as well.
Tess: Lionel is ruthless. As was his son Lex. If Lionel is alive… That means only that he might try to resurrect Lex. It isn’t possible as Lex died in an explosion. But there is a lab. Cadmus labs. Lex throughout his time before he met his end… conducted research. created clones. several clones which were all but perfect. each organ was created and structured. Lex put millions of dollars in research and funding for it. But all were imperfect. Flawed. one was deformed. One was sick. another was young but aging too rapidly. Lionel being back means only one thing. He’s gonna try an see on bringing back his son back to life. Using any resource he can.
Sid: Wait! You mean that Big bad Tyrant Lionel is into playing god?
Tess: Especially conducting his level 3 experiments.
Sid: *Disgusted* Okay. That guy needs some serious help. Serious therapy.
Shingo: And what about the fact that he knows about my family? He even knows about my sister in Laws Old life. Where she was the hero known as Sailor Luna.
Tess: Did he say that he knew?
Shingo: No. But how he spoke… it was enough to know that he suspected something and i didn’t even tell him about my family. However… he knew. He somehow knew about my family and i didn’t even mention of them till he made an accusation and conspiracy theory which reopened a incident that struck 18 years ago. Saying that they blew up a lab. And if that is the case… Then good luck pinning them. Besides. they weren’t the only ones that did it. I was there. There were two other boys there. Johnny Parker and Peter Blaze. They were also there and i as well. But whatever Lionel knows… It’s false as every government board reviewed the tape. Dissecting it. There was nothing there that should be incriminating them. Nothing. Every viewing of the tape showed that Stroker laid the fatal strike. Not them.
Tess: I know. Oliver and i saw the tape. We saw the same thing.
Shingo: What’ll we do?
Tess: We keep the accusation dead. There is nothing there to incriminate the girls.
Shingo: He’s got nothing. Besides… if there was something there… it would have come out then and there and while it was still rather fresh. But for 18 years… nothing. No one spoke of it… Other than a very paranoid family member named Betty Rhapsody who happens to blame Paige, Pearl and Dinah with every fiber of her being. For the demise of her father. She thinks that they did it and anyone who disagrees with her are all idiots and living to cover up their crime.
Tess: You’re not gonna believe this though… she came to me 12 years ago and told me what she told her mother and said that she feels like she’s made the biggest mistake and didn’t know where to begin in fixing what she did. She demeaned her mother and came close to crying.
Shingo: Didn’t you try to stop her?
Tess: I couldn’t. There was no way that i could stop her. By time i figured out what she meant… She was already gone. She said that she called her mother a Pink haired Loser and that she’d never be able to fool her. I don’t think that she’ll come back. She might have tried to reconnect with the family… but it was only brief. She disappeared before anyone could spot her.
Shingo: So… No one knows where she is.
Shingo: Maybe so. But there is also something else. Lionel mentioned something about a person named Lutessa.
Tess: *Denying any recognition of the name* I don’t know who that is.
Shingo: Hmm… That’s funny. Not comical funny. But rather typical funny. You know why? I’ll tell you why. Because from how that son of a bitch Lionel put it… It’s you. That your actual name is Lutessa Luthor. I however am refusing to buy into his little fairy tale about you being a Luthor like he is. I don’t believe it. However… Tess? For the sake of trust and for some piece of mind… Some light on the mystery would be nice.
Tess: *Feeling a sense of dread* Sometimes… finding the truth… means finding out things that you wished you never found.
What was Tess hiding? Was she with more secrets than truth? Was Lionel really back… or was he all just an illusion? There was word of a Meteor shower predicted to hit Smallville and Metropolis in less than a month… What was the outcome gonna be if the Meteor shower made impact and knocked out all communication? Would that mean the end of the Rhapsody fighters? Would they be forever trapped in Spira? In Spira more Allies were joining the fighters. Now there was Dr. Fate, Luna’s two older Daughters, Pamela and June. Before… there was Trixie, Mary, Zeke, Heinz and Gabe. They were finally zeroing in on Zanarkand. The fated holy city of Spira. An ancient Ruin. The location where Lady Yunalesca happened to reside, Where the Final Summoning would be had… or would it? And also the long awaited reunion between the girl said to have been long since dead and the fighters who have only heard of her and heard mere stories of her till present. Were they gonna be able to contain the mad rush of emotions and dramatics that were likely to ensue? Of all the fighters who followed along with the tales of the girl named Aquamarine… Who was gonna let out the emotions first? Would they be ready for what they were about to see? Would they ever have a plan to ensure Yuna would be kept from meeting an untimely end? Did they already have a plan but no way to perform it? More and more is being unraveled… What was next to happen among the fighters? Find out in the Next chapter of the Adventures of the Rhapsody Girls Z! as the Saga continues…
Secrets unravel… the light behind Tess… A possible beginning of the end for Tess. A likely official return of Lionel Luthor and a age old conspiracy reopened… Enter to Zanarkand… A campfire and a final moment of rest before going in to meet the one named Yunalesca. Plus a foretold long awaited meet with the girl Aquamarine had… Knock knock… Yunalesca, open up your doors and let in the Rhapsody New Generation and their allies… They’re coming in full speed ahead and they’re not stopping. in… “The Last moment before the Entry of Zanarkand Parts 1-3.”