As they walk, Alana's eyes stay focused on the wound Leon recieved from Zzyzx's sword when he had nearly taken the blow himself after pushing her away. "I don't know what to say to show my gratitude but...don't you need medical attention now? That looks rather serious."
- Leon grabs the sleeve of his shirt and rips it off and wraps his wounded hand. He then rips the other sleeve off to look sane. He smiles at Alana.
"You called me another name? Why?" Adam asked.
"Because that's what i named you, Adam Lumax? You really think that is your name. It's a false identity someone created for you. Probably Faith" Adam stood up and removed his gun, aiming it at Lumax.
"Don't speak that name"
"Who's that?" Amy asked, Lumax smiled as he looked at Amy.
"Faith was the love of Adam's life"
"Your last warning Lumax" Adam was serious, Amy placed her hand on Adam's hip.
"Please Adam..." Adam doesn't want to think about her, he slowly lowers his gun and takes a seat.
"Faith was Adam's wife"
-The War- (Happened ten years ago, after The Great War)
"I'm going to talk to him" Adam said, standing from his cot, holding his arm. The doctor sighs, she places her hand on Adam.
"Xembel, please...you should really be resting" Adam touches her face and smiles.
"Faith, I promise i will, i just need to talk to the general" He kisses her on lips and she smiles.
"Fine, make it quick" Adam smiles, walking off.
Adam shakes the memory away, he stands up and leaves the room.
"What happened to her?" Amy asks. Lumax shakes his head, standing up.
"I was crystallized remember? That part of the story...you'll have to ask him" Lumax walks off. Amy stands up and leaves the room, she finds Adam staring out a large window.
"What happened to her Adam?" Amy asks.
"She was a doctor, the best the Forgotten has ever seen. It was war, I was just some simple solider, the general usually had me the more harder work because of my...skills but one day we were blindsided by an attack when i woke up, i was in this tent...confused about everything. Faith just wanted me to rest when i refused and left. As soon as i reached the general's office...The lost attacked again, this time...with bombs. The same ones that attacked Guardian. The first hit the medical tent, killed her instantly" Adam doesn't reveal the tear going down his face, he remains staring out the window.
"I'm sorry" Adam ignores her but he hears her.
"The next bomb, hit the office...killed the general but... i survived. When they found me, they said i suffered from memory loss. He calls me Xembel but i don't even know if that's my real name. I named myself Adam Lumax because i believed that was truly my name but it's whatever now..."
"Adam, I'm truly sorry for what you must feel"
"Amy, you have power beyond belief...why do you not escape on your own?" He said, finally looking at her.
"Because she made a deal with me?" Lumax said, walking into the room.
"If i give him my power, he'll keep me alive" Adam looks at Amy in a shock
"You realize what you've done? Amy...as soon as you agreed to that deal, you made your choice. Lumax doesn't want your power...He wanted you to make up your mind" Amy quickly looks at Lumax, Lumax smiles.
"Oops, caught red handed"Edited on 03/11/2011 10:31am
(Oh, I have a really good love triangle for a plot twist here; if you'll allow it NIck. I'll have it that Leon had just finished telling Alana a similar story, but in Leon's case it was an ellicit love affair that he makes her believe is a genuine, honest and properrelationship between them from when she would try to heal members from both sides alright?)
Alana looks at Leon in absolute shock, fighting to keep the tears at bay. "Oh I'm so sorry to hear that...Leon, please...I promise, I'll do whatever I can to help you through any loss you may still feel; no one should have to go through that for so long without someone to share their feelings with."
(Yeah, go for it you can control Leon if you like)
Leon smiles at Alana.
"It's quiet alright Alana, that's another part of my life...So why isn't a beautiful girl like yourself not pair with a man? You shouldn't be single"
This causes Alana to stop, looking rather solemn as she stares down at the sidewalk. "My family is very traditional in most ways...however when it comes to the age of marriage they have realized the wisdom of modern era philosophy on the subject; if they were to have used more traditional customs I would already be married and surely unable to make the journey to America let alone here to England, but because of modern thinking, the age of marriage in my family has been pushed back to eighteen...it is then and only then that I was supposed to find a man that I wished to marry, or my family would find a suitable man for me."
(Okay, i thought of a game changer. I'm going to introduce it now)
Suddenly Amy drops to her knees. Adam runs to her side when she looks at him.
"What's happening?" Suddenly she raises her head and begins to scream. from within her mouth, a beam of energy blasts through the ceiling of the ship and into the sky. Lumax watched with a wicked smile on his face. Adam held her, feeling the power escape from within her, he looked away, yelling. From down below, Alana and Leon watched.
"It's happening" Leon said, Leon and Alana see a small ship land close by, a delivery ship. Leon grabs Alana's hand and they run to the ship, Leon and Alana jump in and start it up.
"HEY THAT'S MY SHIP!" Leon blasts off from the ground and into the sky, toward the two ships. Suddenly back in the ship, Zzyzx appears, he grabs Lumax by the neck.
"You have no clue what you've started"
"It's the end of the beginning, It's the dawn of a new day. And i welcome it" Zzyzx throws Lumax aside, he walks over to Adam and pulls him away from Amy who continued to scream towards the sky.
"Hold your ears!" He releases Zzyzx, Nero jumped into the ship when he sees Lumax on the floor.
"You!" Nero said to Lumax, Lumax stared up at Nero in shock.
"Nivo!" Meanwhile outside Leon got closer and closer to the ships, Alana almost panicked, as if she was driving with a crazy person. Zzyzx took out his weapon, the blade is short. He cuts the palms of his hands and drops his sword. He smacks his hands together.
"Ninos Veta Sonne!" Suddenly there's a large pulse of energy that comes off Zzyzx, It hits Adam and suddenly gets thrown back and quickly fades away. It hits Amy, but she doesn't budge but she quickly fades away. Nero and Lumax are both hit by the wave and both quickly fade. Leon and Alana are close when the waves just barely reached them and both quickly fade. Adam opens his eyes and smiles. "I'm coming home" Suddenly he disappears as Leon's ship crashes into Lumax's ship.
Adam reappears in the middle of a quiet forest. Hands over his ears as opened his eyes and falls flat on his knees.
"AGHHH!" He looks around in panic, trying to catch his breath. "Wha...what? what the hell?" Adam stood up and looked around the forest when he hears a crack behind him, he reaches for his gun and takes it and aims when he sees Lumax. "You son of a b*tch You did this! didn't you?!" Lumax held his hands in the air.
"Give me one good reason why i shouldn't?"
"Because i'm your father" Adam cocks his gun.
"I said good reason" Meanwhile, Eric appears suddenly on hard stone floor, moaning from the pain.
"DON'T MOVE!" Eric picks his head up and looks at several guards, wearing trojan like clothing with large metal helmets and warriors clothing. "Warn the king of theIntruder" Suddenly Alana walking out with her sword drawn. Eric looks over at her and smiles. He removes his gun and aims it at one of the guards. Holding it against he's head. "There's my girl" Suddenly Zzyzx appears and throws Eric aside with a single toss. The gun drops on the floor, Zzyzx steps on it, breaking it in half.
"Alana, put away your weapon. There is no reason for harm
"ZZYZX!" Zzyzx turns around and sees a young man, he resembled Zzyzx with same hair color only the young man was longer. "Brother!" Suddenly Nero bursts out of the ocean, far from everyone. He looks around in panic.
"Father! There!" Nero looks and sees a child and an older man. The older man takes his sword out and aims it at Nero.
"Who are you?"
"Nero! Where am i?" Nero said, stepping out of the ocean.
"Another step and i'll cut your throat right open!"
"Please sir, i mean no harm...Where am i?" The old man didn't know what to do, he kept his weapon aimed and answered.
"This is Xion" Nero stares at the old man in pure shock. They were on another planet when Amy suddenly appears bursting through the water, Nero looks over and quickly swims to her, pulling her out. She was clearly knocked out. "Is she alright?"
"She's not breathing"
"Step aside" The old man dropped his sword and took out a small bottle no bigger than a normal pinky finger. He opens Amy's mouth and gently pours the contents inside into Amy's mouth, he rubs her throat, letting it slide down when he suddenly opens her eyes.
"Amy! Are you okay?"
"Yeah, i feel fine" Amy sat up as if everything was normal, Nero looked at the old man
(BTW, LOVE the story arc plot twist; "Zion" might be a tad hard to translate though, let's see how they pull it off...)
Alana, still holding her sword having not understood the order given due to the bracelet breaking when the energy blast hit causing the transport to this strange world continually aims her sword at the various unknown people around her, feeling like a trapped animal surrounded by predators. She speaks in a nervously heightened and sped up tone, though she's only capable of her native Japanese now, no longer aided by the bracelet in this new world. "What is happening? Who are all of you? Where are we?"Edited on 03/14/2011 9:02pm
"Drop your weapons!" The young man says, Zzyzx stares at him as all the guards put their weapons away. "Zzyzx, It's been too long" Zzyzx was quiet as the young man approached. "I'm certain these two are your friends"
"One is...Or so i thought" Zzyzx referred to Alana.
"The female is quiet beautiful, a oriental...her kind is rare on Xion" He stepped up to Zzyzx and grabbed his face, giving him a kiss on his facehead. "It's good to see you brother"
"Sirex, I've not returned...I've come here to stall a terrible event on Earth" Sirex releases Zzyzx, clearly upset. He back hands Zzyzx across the face, busting Zzyzx's lip.
"You've returned for Earth? disgusting" Sirex looks at the guards. "Take the oriental and the earthling to the holding cell, strip them of their weapons and clothes" The guards grab Alana and Leon. Zzyzx just let them get taken away. "I must tell father of your return, let's hope i'm not purged along with you" Sirex walked off, Zzyzx looked at his hands as a slight nervousness began to take over.
Adam and Lumax walked through the forest, Adam was pissed, it was seen on his face as Lumax starts laughing. Adam stops and stares at him.
"It's nothing, just an fond memory returning" Lumax said.
"If i ask what memory will you stop laughing?"
"Then please, tell..." Adam showed his non-interest.
"When you were younger..." Adam starts walking off. "What?"
"Listen to me you dumb bastard, your not my father! It's not even the fact that your leader of the Lost. It's the fact that your a disgusting man, you trick and control weak hearts. You caused death to thousands of people in Guardian and what am i suppose to do? embrace you with open arms? So every fond memory, every sweet moment we've shared when i was a child. They mean nothing to me" Adam walked off, Lumax just stood there. expressing no emotion.
"Wait!" Adam stops. "You know nothing of what i did to protect you from the Great War. I performed evil acts, terrible...acts i will eventually pay for. Everything i've done, i did it for you. So call me what you like, hell shoot at me but don't you ever say i wasn't your father" Adam just stands there, he takes his gun out and starts shooting at Lumax, yelling at he does it until the round is empty. Adam continues to yell until he stops. Not one built hit Lumax.
"Let's move" Adam quietly says, turning around and walking off. Lumax waits a moment then follows.
Alana refuses to surrender to the guards however, using every bit of will in her body to fight the guards as they drag her and Leon away. She kciks in every direction that might land a blow to one of them and screams without stopping until finally she is stripped of everything and thrown into a small, windowless room and has the door shut on her before she can try to escape. Even then however she bangs on the door, screaming for as long as her throat allows before she finally drops to her knees in exhaustion, her voice almost hoarse as she pulls her hands together and begins to pray for forgiveness and rescue; fearing what these people might do to her, and why she was stripped naked of all her clothes.
Leon just sits naked in his cell.
"Alana...Can you hear me?" Alana didn't say anything, her voice in pain. She just hits the wall twice. "Just roll with it...Whatever they say or ask you to do then do it. When i give the word, I will attempt something and i just want you to drop to your knees. Can you do that?" She hits the wall twice again. "I'll get us out of here...I promise"
"Enough talking! Put these on!" They are given a white, unclean clothe shirt with navy blue shorts. "Have fun" The guard laughs walking off.
"Have fun?" Leon said to himself.
Sirex walked into the main kingdom that sat the King of Xion. An large old man with a big white beard and white hair. Scar that went down his left eye to his cheek. He held his staff in hand as Sirex approached.
"Father, i have disturbing news"
"Speak my son, What is this news you bring me?"
"He's returned" The King just smilesEdited on 03/17/2011 4:28pm
(Not sure if you missed when I mentioned about the translator being busted, but can Leon or the guards speak Japanese?)
Alana quickly dons the new clothing, glad to have anything to cover herself with. The shorts are slightly tight and the shirt is at least two sizes too large but she is still relieved to have something, anything to cover her most private areas.
(Oh right i thought she understood english, just didn't speak it. My bad)
Zzyzx walks into the main kingdom, His father sits at his throne while Zzyzx walks, his father smiles down at Zzyzx as he arrives.
"Zzyzx, the once proud son of Xion has returned. He doesn't bow? interesting"
"You know damn well why i won't bow"
"What happened to my proud warrior? Everyday when you embraced my presence, you would bow"
"If you wish to purge me then you wish will go ungranted. My mission involving The One isn't finished. I've brought her here to stall the events that have recently taken place back on Earth" The king laughs, Sirex smiles from the far corner.
"So Sirex is right, you come back for a mission for Earth?"
"Yes and i will stop at nothing to see it through"Edited on 03/17/2011 11:54pm
(Who's holding Alana and Leon captive anyway? The King's forces or someone else?)
Alana bangs on the wall between her cell and Leon's again to get his attention, hoping they haven't dragged him off somewhere and asks the question that's been on her mind since they were thrown in here, this time the statement coming out partially Japanese with a tiny bit of broken Elgnish, obviously from all the time spent outside her country with Adam and the others. "What do you think they want with us?"
- (The Kings guards. Xion is ruled by Zzyzx's father who is The King)
Leon leans against the wall and sighs.
"Zzyzx knows something so i don't know, maybe another planet...this place doesn't feel normal. I'll get us out...i promise" He reached his hand out of the bars so Alana could see, hoping she would take his hand.