“I’ve got the big guy!” Tahu Okoto yelled.
“Which one?!” Pohatu Okoto yelled back. “They’re all big!”
Tahu Okoto responded by swiping at the legs of Takanuva Mistika; the giant white Titan growled and slammed his mighty staff down, missing Tahu Okoto by inches as the Toa of Fire dodged to the side. He grabbed onto the Titan’s waist and hauled himself up, attaching his shield to his back and ripping pieces off of the Titan with reckless abandon. Takanuva Mistika snorted with disbelief, picking him off easily and then tossing him aside; he slammed into the Rockoh T3 as it began to take off, and the green vehicle smashed into the wall, pieces scattering in all directions as it broke down.
“Watch it, you giant brute!” Pohatu Mistika screeched from the seat of the vehicle. “You killed my vehicle!”
Tahu Okoto took advantage of the distraction to lunge forward and punch Pohatu Mistika’s head into the wall, knocking the Toa Mistika of Stone out cold. However, he had forgotten about Takanuva Mistika; the Titan hit him with his staff and sent him flying across the room. He skidded across the floor, losing several armor pieces, before slowing to a stop at the feet of a gunmetal Titan with a red mask, who crouched down next to him.
“You are one of the time travellers,” the Titan said in a robotic voice, as a silver hound sniffed at him. “Spinax likes you… strange.”
“Who are you?” Tahu Okoto asked, coughing as he sat up.
“I am Maxilos, a guard of this prison,” the robotic Titan replied. “I serve Tahu Mata… as do you. Come. Your friend is in need of assistance. His defense of Tahu Mata is poor.”
The Toa Okoto of Fire glanced back at the fight; Tahu Mata was currently dueling Pohatu Phantoka, while Pohatu Okoto was attempting to battle Gali Mistika, Onua Mistika, and Kopaka Phantoka all at once.
“Wait,” he muttered, eyes narrowing. “Where did Takanuva go?”
His answer came as Maxilos suddenly went on the defensive, the robotic Titan throwing their staff up to deflect Takanuva Mistika’s. The two Titans entered a duel of wills, each struggling to overcome the strength of the other.
“Go!” Maxilos ordered. “Take Spinax and help the others!”
With a nod, Tahu Okoto raced away, the silver hound running at his heels. Once they reached the others, Spinax lunged at Gali Mistika, snapping at her ankles and drawing her away from the rest of the fight. Tahu Okoto separated his shield into two swords and swung both at Onua Mistika, slicing the Toa Mistika of Earth’s left arm off. The Toa of Earth howled, whipping his blaster and smashing it into Tahu Okoto’s head.
“My arm! My arm!”
Tahu Okoto stumbled back for several steps before shaking his head to clear it and using the flat of his blade to smack Onua Mistika away. He turned, preparing to stab Pohatu Phantoka in the back, only to curse as a blade caught him in the stomach and twisted him away. He dropped one of his swords, clutching at his stomach with his right hand and stumbling back as Tahu Mistika, smirking, advanced towards him.
“You shouldn’t be interfering with events like this,” the Toa Mistika of Fire said, his shield blades spinning. “It’s not proper.”
“I was sent back… for a reason,” Tahu Okoto snapped back.
The Toa Mistika leader fired his blaster; it caught Tahu Okoto in the right shoulder, blasting the armor located there clean off. He lunged forward with blinding speed, stabbing his shield back into the Toa Okoto leader’s side and digging the blades in, pulling Tahu Okoto closer.
“You were unprepared to deal with the consequences of your actions,” Tahu Mistika whispered, his face mere inches away from Tahu Okoto’s. “Now look where you are!”
-In 2001, our mysterious hero duels the Throwbot Scuba...
-In 2010, Tahu Stars chooses his leaders...
-Lewa Okoto meets two of her team members...
-Tahu Okoto battles with the Toa Phantoka and Toa Mistika...
-And Makuta duels with an unstoppable alien force.
Someone will die.
And depending on what you decide, another set might be lost forever.
The chapter releases later this week.