Chapter 13: Dreams and Memories, part 3 : Ahkmou's Story Part 2
Ahkmou was silent for a long time as Iruini was just trying to think of a way out of his dilemma and eventually all he could think of was to talk to the seemingly depressed Matoran. Figuring that Ahkmou wasn't going to start a conversation any time soon, Iruini calmly said
"Ahkmou, what are you thinking, you know full well that eventually the other Toa on my team will come looking for me right?"
Ahkmou just remained quiet, so Iruini continued "What are you hoping to gain by capturing me?"
Ahkmou looked up at Iruini and quietly said "Nothing." which surprised Iruini for two reasons, first, he didn't expect Ahkmou to respond, and two, he figured that Ahkmou had some kind of goal,
so Iruini said "Then why do you have me tied up?"
"I don't want you to arrest me." Ahkmou replied just barely louder than he was speaking earlier.
Iruini calmly said "Well no one want's to be arrested, but you-"
Ahkmou then yelled "I KNOW WHAT I DID, STOP TELLING ME!"
Iruini was once again surprised by Ahkmou's lack of respect and shut up for a while.
Iruini decided to carefully observe his surroundings and noticed many important relics from the past so in trying to change the topic,
Iruini said "You have quite the collection here for someone that once oppressed the Matoran."
Ahkmou then got up, went over to Iruini, back-handed him, and then went back to his spot.
Startled, Iruini said "Well, I ... sure didn't expect that."
Ahkmou then said "You don't know me at all, not that anyone ever really did."
So, Iruini said "Why do you think that is, Ahkmou?"
Ahkmou then got up and walked over to Iruini, whom braced himself for another slap to the face, but instead Ahkmou just stood there and said
"Because I worked for Makuta Teridax for a long time."
That surprised Iruini the most out of this whole encounter so he said
"So what, I did too, same with the rest of the Toa Hagah."
Now it was Ahkmou's turn to be surprised, so he asked "How was a Toa like you a servant of Makuta?"
Iruini then said "There was a time long ago that the Makuta where good."
Ahkmou, in disbelief said "Yah, right!"
"But it's true, you just don't remember due to you being stuck in a storage pod."
Ahkmou then remembered his first encounter with Teridax, Teridax explained that he was stuck in a storage pod and lost him memories so he just ignorantly listened the intricate web of lies that Teridax told him.
Ahkmou then sat down next to the bed that Iruini was strapped to and said "So, now what do I do?"
Iruini said "Well, you could start by untying me."
Ahkmou then turned to look at Iruini and slyly said "Nice try."
Ahkmou then got up and started to repair his door. To Iruini it looked like that conversation somehow helped Ahkmou and so he thought I should really study psychology and figure out what I said that did that.
After a while there was another knock on the door so Ahkmou got a Midak skyblaster and yelled through the door
Then a Toa of stone on the other side busted down a wall and said "Knock-Knock"
To which Iruini then excitedly said "Pouks, I never thought I would be this happy to see you!"
Toa Pouks then jokingly said " Well if you needed some time away from me there are better ways to do it."
While Pouks was talking to Iruini, Ahkmou grabbed the shield that used to belong to Toa Kopaka and hid behind it while firing at Pouks with the Midak sky blaster. Pouks was blocking every shot with his shield and was doing his best to not fall over from the force of the impact, he tried to fire his Rhotuka, but couldn't due to the skyblaster damaging it too much. As Ahkmou was, distracted he didn't think of why Toa Pouks wasn't advancing, which caused him to not notice until it was too late that there was still another Toa outside. So as Ahkmou was distracted, Toa Norik broke through the door and grabbed Ahkmou so forcibly that Ahkmou dropped his Shield and skyblaster. Norik then looked at Iruini, chuckled and jokingly said
"What, you couldn't handle a single Matoran? To which Iruini jokingly said
"Well, I had to give you something to do."
Pouks then cut Iruini's restraints and looked for Iruini's stuff. After he found his Kanohi in Ahkmou's Kanohi-case, his shield behind Ahkmou's wardrobe, and his Cyclone Spear under Ahkmou's bed. After all of Iruini's stuff had been found, Iruini said
"Well, you certainly hid them pretty well, I honestly thought that you already had a Kanohi Kualsi in your collection, well done." Norik then angrily said
"Don't humor him, help me carry him to the court house in New Atero"