The story so far:
'Go on.' He urged them. 'It's just that the Liory Realm itself, the entirety of it, is now apart of something called the Seven Strands.' Magnight finished.
Shadenus continued on, 'In other words, the Liory Realm, in part, is now located inside the Golden Strands.' The Liory didn't sound distraught at all over this discovery.
"WHAT!?" Magnus shouted as he startled Enigmatt and the Golden Strands both.
"What's wrong Mag?" Enigmatt asked, still concentrating on the fight in the holosphere.
"I just learned that the Liory Realm is located inside of the Golden Strands!"
Enigmatt's eyes widened for a second, just for a second. "Well, you DO know that Liory all around are beings comprised of living energy right? And that energy itself can never be destroyed, only changed, directed, dispersed, expanded, contracted and other stuff right?" The Tingion concluded, going back to study how the fight was developing.
"So... You aren't concerned at all that the Liory Realm just might have changed for the worse because of something called the Seven Strands? Which the Golden Strands seem to be a part of!?" Magnus asked accusingly in the Golden Strands direction.
"Look, I didn't exactly choose this life of mine, Lion Man. I was born into it, my very first thoughts were to consume anything, everything, no matter what. What's it to you!?" The Golden Strands shot back.
"Lion Man!? What's that supposed to mean!?" Magnus fired back, his aura flaring.
"Exactly what it means. That's what you are, a one of a kind goof up-"
"I WAS HEAD OF THE PACK BACK IN AFRICA, ON EARTH YOU JACKASS! THEY ABDUCTED ME, CHANGED ME INTO WHAT I AM-"
"THEN THAT MEANS YOU WERE BORN INTO WHAT YOU ARE NOW! SO **** OFF IF YOU DON'T WANT TO GET PHYSICAL WITH ME LION MAN!"
Enigmatt simply walked out of the room. He was too busy to get in the middle of their little pissing contest. He sat down at the table and stared into the coded streams of color that seemed to come together at the eastern and northern points on the sphere. But the spot that concerned him the most, was the widening black area that seemed to be spreading from the south.
"Demon King... So you've come back." Enigmatt said with a smile.
Blake held Enightmaratt by the throat, the landscape pierced with a blanket of broken Soul Edges, craters that seemed to go on forever, and broken mechs from a nearby playground that somehow got left behind.
"GIVE UP!" Blake shouted into Enightmaratt's face. "FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! GIVE THE **** UP!" Enightmaratt looked into the human's blue eyes, smiled for a second, then passed out. His body simply faded away in a sea of red light.
"Now you'll have to go up against m-"
Bobby shot a simgle beam of Draconic Archon energy straight between the moon's eyes.
"No. We don't have time to mess around with you anymore." He said simply.
The moon struggled for a few breaths of air before shattering into trillions of island sized chunks that crashed into the ground around them. Billions of of spheres were scattered around the land scape. Bobby hurried over to Daniel as the team leader looked into his green eyes.
"I think it's time we got the **** out of here! This place is falling apart by the seams!" Daniel suggested as Bobby said nothing, only nodding towards Skylar and Blake.
They ran as fast as they could while dodging the remains of hte moon, as the chunks of debris stabbed into the ground, like a bag of knives being dumped out from a sky scraper. Skylar stopped as he saw a chunk heading his way, the flames that engulfed the piece of land were black as hell fire, and had a certain gravity to them.
"SKYLAR! GET YOUR **** IN GEAR AND KEEP RUNNING!" Daniel shouted as he flung a rock in the wandering team mates direction, knocking him in the head. Skylar became refocused on getting out of the way as it slammed forty feet from him, a shock wave knocking him into the air. His mid air arc landed him on his feet, in front of Blake as the two collided and were sprawled out onto the ground. Bobby and Daniel rushed past them as the last chunk of the moon, the Skull Kid's mask, entirely intact, slashed through the sky at an alarming rate.
"SON OF A BITCH!" Blake shouted as he turned a corner. He was out of breath, he had no idea the holoworld was this dangerous up close and personal.
The mask stopped short of careening into the ground and simply floated in the air.
"Why do you hide from the final Miniboss?" A distant voice asked with some callousness. "Do you not seek to join Morgan on his quest? Why do you run from this level of danger?"
Daniel had gotten sick of random things taunting him. "THIS level of danger? Are you **** kidding me!? What's THIS level of danger supposed to mean!?" The human shouted at the continent sized decoration.
"It means, that what you faced here today is a simple level of it. Nothing deep or mysterious, everything out in the open where you can see it.THIS level of danger is nothing compared to what you'll find out there." The mask replied, righting itself.
"So... your the final Miniboss of THIS level of danger right? And then you take us to Morgan?" Dan replied, more calm now that the veritable **** storm of moon chunks was over with.
Bobby though, was tired of all the running around. "Hey, big, mask looking thing, do we have to fi-"
"Daitya hallu bi??a nage ka?idu!" It shouted as a wide open, razor tooth lined mouth appeared in the ground below his feet. It opened wide, but Bobby was too quick for it.
"I take that as a yes. Here, allow me to return the favor! Proiettile nuvola tridimensionale!" The thin man with the short spiky hair replied as he clasped his hands together then spread then apart, as a giant Bullet Bill roared out of the space between. The mask simply floated in glee as the Bullet Bill became several trillion smaller versions of it, twisting and zig zagging through the air as they closed in on its target.
"Blake, Skylar, join in! Teach this guy who's boss!" Daniel commanded as his dark energy gathered from the ground around him once more.
"Super Nova Hurrikan der zerklüfteten Eis!" Blake shouted as orbs of fire and water slammed into each other, the spent energy twisting into a fiery hurricane with shards of razors thin ice that joined the storm of Bullet Bills.
Skylar had his doubts.
He didn't really feel like joining in on Morgan's adventure.
Nor did he feel like being led by the nose at Daniel's request either.
"Nah, I'm joining the mask." He said casually as he darted off towards the Skull Kid mask.
It sensed the betrayal instantly, and roared with laughter. "You really are a fool! This is the real danger, the weak souls and minds given into cowardice of the ultimate form! Their weakness is my strength! Come and join with me Skylar!" Skylar heard the powerful pounding inside of his head, it was like having a bag of demented schizoid mental patients on meth inside of his head. The rambling torrent of thoughts crushing out any of his own. Each one of the several hundred thousand unique in its own right, but all had the same line of thought.
"Join the Chasm of Nonexistence." He felt the words form in his mouth without his volition.
Bobby, Daniel, and Blake stood stunned as the Majoras mask wrapped itself around Skylars form.
"We are no longer Skylar or the Majoras mask. WE ARE MAJORAS SKY!" The voice ripped forth when the merging was complete.
"No... NO! SCREAMING BANSHEE DI LAME! MORTI MENTE STORM FALCE! Schiacciamento lune onda gravitazionale!" Bobby roared as attack after attack ripped forth, consuming his mind and drawing out the full blunt force of the Draconic Archon power now embedded deep within his DNA. The raging torrent of energies slammed together, focused, refocused time and time again as their combined energies wrought the light of the sky, the coding from their particles, and the color from the world around them.
"What's the matter Bobby!?" Majoras Sky roared with a taunting laughter, "Afraid to lose your seat of power among the group!?" The words themselves seemed to slow down Bobby's every step as he reach outwards with both hands, the frighteningly huge ball of Dragon and Protoss energies only inches away from his finger tips. "I've got two words to say to you rat boy!" The insult was more then Bobby could bare as the other two started running towards Majoras Sky themselves. "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!" The fusion crooned as his very hands slashed the air into boiling bathes of super heated force, that clawed away at the land, ripped through the very barriers of the false reality they had traveled to. Walls of force rendered themselves from the ground up, attempting to cut off Daniel and Blake's progress, trying to keep them away from Bobby at all costs. The two humans ripped passed them in lightning speeds they could have never known before, their only goal was to reach both Majoras Sky and Bobby.
"I've got one thing to say to you Majoras Sky!" Bobby called out to the cackling form of his former friend.
"Oh! And what's that!?" Majoras Sky roared happily as he closed his eyes for a single second.
Bobby smiled. "Agganciato. Fuoco il Satalite principale." He said quietly.
A single spark from his finger tips was all that was required for the ball of violently squirming energies to slammed forth ten times faster then the speed of light straight through a slowly screaming Majoras Sky. "NOOO-" The energy crumpled his entire being into a single point of mass, and a few seconds later, exploded with the force of ten billion big bangs. Pieces of the Majoras masks crashed to the ground as large as the original for ten minutes.
"Sky?" Bobby asked horrified at what he had just done. "Come on buddy, be in there somewhere!" He cried out, his hand still frozen in the air even though the spell was no longer there for the magic to hold him.
There was a small whine as Skylar was ejected rather violently into the air, his first returning sense was his thoughts, which had one thing screaming and raging through his mind.
"****!" He thought rather loudly as he plummeted to the ground.
"Force grab!" A nearby Darth Vader in a shopping cart shouted, as he stopped the screaming human from becoming a semi chunky paste on the ground.
"Thank you Vader!"
"Join the dark side!"
"Please? I'll give you a cookie!"
In the darkness of his self made throne room, Morgan sat in silence and watched the replays of the fight, and the surprising visit by Darth Vader in the shopping cart.
"Okay..." He said silently to himself. It had been almost two weeks since they had come to the Holoworld and he had simply sat in silence and watched on the many screens how the four were doing. The first few fights they were in were nothing compared to what he had in store for them.
'Morgan, how long do you think it will take them to get here?' Reason asked calmly.
'As long as they need to. Ideally, I would rather have them be here right now. But, since everything's coming together faster then even I expected, the more time they spend in here honing their skills, the better it will be in the long run. Are you getting antsy in there?' Morgan replied slightly bemused at his Alter's antics.
'Me? Antsy? Never. I'm just bored is all.' Reason replied back, as he watched the simple living area that Morgan had mentally built up was like a glass filled with oil and water being shaken up. It was constantly changing, but at the same time, it was comfortable. 'Nordafet's in here with me, but at the same time, we'd like to do something.'
Morgan couldnt help but feel the same. Even though he didn't have a need to eat, sleep, or use the rest room, he was still bored beyond all measure.
'So what do you have in mind?' The Lost Wolf asked.
Nordafet's tired voice popped up. 'What if I fused with Reason and popped up as the final Miniboss before you?' The Deom asked quietly.
Morgan thought about it. He had never been without Reason before, and he was scared as to what might happen if the two fused and left him to his own devices.
'If it makes you happy, then I don't see any reason why not. Sure! Go for it!' He thought inwardly. He felt and saw the dark energies of the Deom and the bright blue energies of his Alter flow from his mind, mixing, twisting, wriggling, slamming and combining together in a dance of slight madness.
"We are as one." He said with two voices. "No longer are we Reasono or Nordafet, we are No Reason!"
Morgan twisted his head this way and that, trying to figure out if that was actually the best name. The Fusion took notice of this.
"I need something darker, something complex. Something... Intriguing." The Human sighed.
"We are Zod?"
"Cross and Bones?"
"HOLY SHITNIZZ! THAT'S IT!"
The Fusion thought inwardly to itself and sighed. "Okay, we are Omegalpha. So... Just attack them outright?"
"No... Do it while Daniel's on the crapper. Be smart about it."
There was a look of confusion on Omegalpha's face. "Really!?"
"Yes, really, look, you're the last Miniboss, so just put up a little bit of fight, the usual insanity."
"Like when we fought Morgan's Love?"
"EXACTLY like when we fought Morgan's Love! God, that was an awesome fight!" The human exclaimed happily.
"Not for the part of me that's Nordafet."
"Whatever you whiny little bitch."
"What about after they 'defeat' us?"
"Oh... That's simple really, just open a portal to here, and then disperse and return to me."
"As you wish Morgan. Bitch." Omegalpha muttered as he sank into the floor as pieces of metal wrapped themselves tightly around the Fusion's body, giving him shape and form.
Morgan smiled and looked upwards towards where he thought Enigmatt would be looking and smiled. The thought of Caasi entered him mind once again, though he quickly banished it to the furthest reaches of him mind.
"On to more important things." He said simply as he tried to think of what the others were up to.
A familiar growling voice entered the now singular recesses of his mind. "The Chasm speaks of you, lowly Recruit." It said.
Morgan's eyes darkened as a grim smile scrawled itself lazily across his face.
"So he does, does he? Well, tell him the preparations are almost complete. I'm almost done training the new guys to balance the forces of Existence and Nonexistence out." Morgan replied, still convincing himself that this was the right thing to do, siding with the Chasm of Nonexistence.
Blake, Dan, Bobby, and a slowly recovering Skylar had been traveling for the better part of, from what they could tell, several weeks. Along the way they visited cities, towns, and villages in search of the fourth and truly final Miniboss. Blake and Daniel had been skeptical of how truly devoted Skylar was to the cause. He and Bobby, the two members of the party that had been fused into two of the Minibosses, simply had kept to themselves about the experiences from their point of views.
"Its... Confusing." Skylar whispered slowly to Bobby.
"I know how you feel. Even though I only fused with myself, it was like I was constantly battling for control of my actions." Bobby whispered back, only looking straight ahead as he tried to keep pace with the two men in men of him. "I mean, it was bad enough being part of a fusion, and I can only imagine what it must've been like to fight us-" Blake cut him off.
"It was bad alright. With you, we knew it would be a hard battle, even with the fire extinguisher. Skylar? That was a whole nightmare in itself. Majoras Sky was a bitch to go up against, and we nearly lost you in the process." The newly appointed third in command explained calmly, but still shaken over what might've taken place had they lost Skylar.
"You don't know what it was-" Skylar started to explain.
"DON'T I? I just watched two of my friends become people that I had to fight AGAINST. Special moves or not, that was horrifying enough! And now we have to worry about what's going to happen next!? Look, all I really wanted to do was beat the crap out of Morgan for all the **** he put us through!" Blake yelled, his breath quickening with the rising anger.
"It's not Morgan's fault, he was off in the Dream Dimension when everything happened on Earth." Daniel injected. "It wasn't his fault that the Bloody Strands, the Golden Strands AND the laws of reality, space, time, physics, and dimensional planes ransacked what we've come to accept as OUR Reality, the one we truly understood. If anything, we should really blame the Strands themselves for the havoc they've wreaked on us."
Skylar shook his head in disagreement. "It is his fault though, I was visiting one of the Orphans I adopted in the children's ward, when I saw him and ... that THING, burst through the walls and out of the window. It gave my little Orphan a heart attack!"
Bobby stopped walking, his mind was actually trying to wrap around the idea of Skylar as an adoptive parent.
"Regardless, of whose fault it actually is, we only have-" Blake cut Bobby off and walked back towards him, the blocky grass crunching underneath his tread. There was anger in his eyes.
"DON'T YOU DARE DISCOUNT THE **** THAT HAPPENED TO MY FAMILY!"
This was news to bobby. "Why!? What happened to your family!? Please, tell us again Blake, because I don't think we understood it completely the FIRST HUNDRED TIMES YOUVE BROUGHT IT UP!"
"I LOST MY ENTIRE FAMILY THAT DAY THANKS TO HIM!" Blake shouted, poking Bobby in the chest hard.
"YOU THINK THAT YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE WHOS LOST SOMEONE SINCE ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE!? For **** sake Blake, we lost our house, our pets, Mom's van got chomped to pieces by a giant **** Pacman in fishnet stockings-" Bobby stopped himself as Daniel spoke up.
"That would be Mrs. Pacman."
"SHUT THE **** UP!" Blake shouted as Daniel.
"NO! YOU SHUT THE **** UP! I'm tired of all this bitching, Blake, we're sorry your family got turned into giant sticks of butter. Bobby, things will pick up, Skylar, stop that **** laughing." Daniel commanded as each of them were caught off guard by this sudden change in personality.
As they traveled, they noticed that they didn't have any hunger issues at all. Even more so, they noticed that a arena was building itself from the ground up. This kinda stopped their bickering for the time being. Blake felt a surge of angry energy come from Feuer.
"Now's not the time anymore. What do you think that- OH MY **** GOD!" He screamed as a colossal blocky tendril snapped into existence, wrapped itself around the party, and rocketed back into the massive arena. It seemed like another Dimension in itself, rocky outcrops jutting out from space itself in every which way, things simply constructing and deconstructing themselves in every possible random fashion they could think of, and in the corner, the Joker and Batman were skipping rocks by a statue of Jim Gordon punching Justin Beiber in the face.
"Welcome, I am Omegalpha. The final Miniboss. Defeat me in any fashion you can and I will open the portal to the Lost Wolf, the end boss to this twisted little game." A voice crooned to the four men still wrapped in the blocky tendril. It deconstructed itself into the ground, and built itself up somewhere else as a being wrapped in tight bandages, chains, thick leafy vines, and a broken motorcycle helmet.
"It's about damned time." Blake said to himself, still grouchy over the argument.
omegalpha spread his arms in a taunting fashion. his dark red eyes blazing against the solid blue of his energy bound form. "Come at me Bro!"