IC: Skyra - Docks, Ga-koro - Inner thoughts, reflections, and someone I should have expected -
As I sat on the crate and waited whatever Liara decided to do with me, (I doubted she was gonna just let me sit her for long.) I began to think about how I'd ended up at this point. It seemed like another lifetime when I first set out from Le-koro. A lot of crazy things had happened during my adventures, or misadventures, depends how you look at it.
It had all started when Tamaru died really; even know the memory was still rather painful. That was when I began to search for the other members of the Chronicler's company and get their clues, what the clues were for? Karz if I knew, I'd managed to find four of them with the help of friends and other allies, heck me and Wraith found Kopeke's completely by ourselves. As for what they meant I may never know, thought I remembered Stannis, that brave Matoran I had met in Po-koro. I remembered how we had exchanged the clues we had known. I hoped sincerely that he had gotten more use out of them then I did. The thought that he could be dead, captured, or met some other horrible fate crossed my mind. Though I quickly shook my head, somehow I knew he was okay; I had a good feeling about it. Call me crazy but it was the sort of feeling that you couldn't really explain. It was like I somehow just knew that he was alright. Maybe it was because I'd seen something in Stannis...what was that something? Well, at the risk of sounding incredibly cliche, destiny. It may have been the reason why I had given him the clues so readily and without any sense of mistrust.
Alright moving on, I recalled how I had met Liara. At the time she'd been just a ruthless mercenary, hired with the rest of her team to assassinate Krayzikk. Naturally I had faced the other Toa of Air in combat, and somehow or another my charms wooed her to the side of justice....
...okay that's not exactly how it happened, but the details aren't really that important. Nevertheless I convinced her to abandon her criminal career. She in turn got me very drunk. Oh yeah and Onuzek was around too, man I love that big guy, he may not be the brightest Toa on the island, but he was certainly the strongest and friendliest one I'd ever met.
I'm getting off track here though. (It was hard to keep my brain from wandering with a concussion.) It wasn't long after this that me and my friends traveled back to Le-koro after hearing about Kapura's untimely demise. We found the source of his death, Rahkshi. With the help of many other Toa and beings we fought the monsters. In the end we took down several and forced the remaining sons of Makuta to retreat. Though many brave heroes were killed or injured. I myself unfortunately got stabbed. Liara had to drag me to the Ta-koro Hospital, which was the best hospital on the island...at least it was until some psycho Toa of Ice attacked it. Why such horrible things always seem to happen when I’m in a hospital I'll never know.
It was around then that I met Tillian, who quickly became one of my closest buds. I could go on and on about everything we faced together, but that would take up more time than I'm willing to spend. Long story short we became BFF. I was quite happy to be the best man at his wedding, which is something I'll probably never get to do again. (For several reasons, some of which I don't want to think about.)
I think that was about when everything really started to go very wrong, just after the wedding. And I mean literally just after the wedding. In the middle of the bloody reception, a Mark Bearer attack. It ended with Tillian nearly dying. Soon enough I got caught up in the whole fiasco with the Mark Bearers, because one myself briefly. (Which proved to be utterly pointless and stupid, but I digress.)
I made a serious mistake, one that I probably can never take back. Between breaking up with Liara and getting sick and tired of sitting around the beach when I could be out there trying to make some kind of difference, I left, on rather poor terms unfortunately. I hadn't really intended for it to be that way, but that’s what happened. I joined my old pal Merror, hoping for some new adventures and heroics. Yeah well, I pretty much choked on it.
In a twist of fate I ended up back in Ga-Wahi, washed up on the beachhead and nearly dead. Liara, bless her soul, found me trying to crawl my way down the beach and got me to the Ga-koro Hospital. True to form, horrible things happened to me at this hospital. The injuries on my old body were too great, and the only way for me live is to use an Iden and have a freaking body swap. This is according that karz forsaken, son of Rahkshi makuta spawn ‘Doctor’. Who if I ever get my hands on…there will be much suffering and pain.
I’m still wondering if it wouldn't have been better just to die. I guess it really doesn't matter now. Plus, I’m not sure what Liara and Tillian would have done if I had truly died. I mean, I guess technically speaking I did die, only to live on in a new, quite different body.
I’m getting off topic again. Cause now I’m here, sitting on a crate, with a concussion, with a very stern Liara threatening to sedate me and drag me to a bed where I can heal. And if I think about it, it all started because I had to bloody leave Le-koro all those months back and try to avenge a deceased friend.
Where had it gotten me though? And for what? When I started this journey I’d been nothing but a stupid overconfident Toa who thought he could take on Makuta blindfolded and with his tied behind his back. Of course, now I could see just how naïve I really was.
Whatever the future held for me now, I knew I had to be ready. I’d cheated death, and the price had been fairly steep. But I was still a Toa, and Toa have to fight on regardless of circumstances. Yes being in a new body that was the opposite gender than I was accustomed to was not something I’d ever expected, but there is a first time for everything!
It was about then I looked up at Liara. She was obviously losing her patience with me, I swear I could almost see her itching to reach for her dart gun, shoot me, and send me to la la land. “Alright, alright…I’ll go back now…” I got off the crate, slightly unsteady from my concussion, but hey, if I managed to run this far from the Inn without tripping I could do the same to get back.
IC: Havon – Docks, Ga-koro –
“Now Miha, I seriously doubt they have that many comatose bodies lying around in hospitals. Plus the nurse mentioned that Skyra’s new body was spiritless due to Iden usage. Correct me if I’m wrong but someone with an Iden can only enter unoccupied bodies. I don’t think most comatose bodies are due to an Iden, so really Skyra was rather lucky to get a new body at all…” BUMP
Some stupid drunken Toa of fire who hadn’t really been watching where he was going had run right in front in me. “Hey watch it I-“ The words were suddenly gone when I saw who it was, Havon, along with Miha and some Toa of fire in a doctor’s getup. I cursed my luck silently; Havon was the last person on Mata Nui that I wanted to see me like this. “Uhhhhhhhhh….”
“So sorry miss I…” Havon looked at me with a drunken expression, blinking several times, finally he rubbed his eyes. Seeing that I was still there he began to dump the contents of his flash. “I must be drunker than I thought. I’m seeing Skyra as a girl.”
I was in near panic now, but wait, I had a way out of this, he didn't believe what he was seeing. “Skyra? Who’s that? I don’t know any Skyra…I’m uhhh… Kilya! Yep I've never heard of a Skyra, never.”
Havon hummed thoughtfully. “But then…why do you have Skyra’s weapons? And his mask? Come on now you can fool me buddy, it doesn’t matter what color your mask is I’d recognize it anywhere.” He said with a knowing grin.
Well that was that. I waited for miss pipsqueak or Miha as nicer people than me call her, to point out that I really was a girl. I glared at her automatically, already blaming her for something she hadn't even done yet. I was preemptive like that.