Posted Oct 10 2012 - 04:03 PM
He needed it, didn't he?Anyway, Tahu doesn't have much of an influence in this chappy.IMPORTANT NEWS: There will be THREE PARTS to the finale. One will focus solely on the Battle of the Core, while the nex one will focus on both that storyline and Bara Magna, The final one will be set in Nuju's Lab. After that, there will be an EPILOGUE, and then TAoT will be done.Chapter 8:The Adventures of Tahu: HeroChapter 8: BattleIn the Coliseum…“You thought you could escape me.” Karzahni laughed at the thought of it. It would be nearly impossible to escape a military officer like me, he thought. Or completely impossible, in Nui’s case.“I did the first time, and I can again,” Mata Nui responded. The Mahri and Piraka had captured Team Reclaim at Onewa’s hut, and brought them to Karzahni. “I used to rule this universe, and I’d gladly do it again.” Karzahni chuckled. “You ruled a thousand and more years ago. A simple Makuta virus took you down, and it almost killed you. You’re no more than one of us, and that is why you should be executed.” “Because I lied to you? I did not, not at all.” Mata Nui willed the Ignika to melt his chains, and sure enough, the chains broke. The mask glowed with a golden light that lit up the entire Coliseum. “HOW DID YOU—oh, right, the mask. Matoro, take it off of him. Perhaps you can wear it as a souvenir. “I wouldn’t—“ But it was too late. Matoro had already touched the mask, and, since his destiny was longer to save Mata Nui, he burst into particles of energy, which flew to the sealed entrance of the Core Processor and opened it. “My best…lieutenant…HOW COULD YOU?!?” Karzahni growled and ordered Hakann to fire a Zamor at Snake, but half a second later, Hakann exploded. “OH, THE BIONICLITY!” Karzahni screamed. “I can stop you,” Mata Nui said, unsheathing his Vorox tail sword. “And I would be most happy to even kill you.” He lunged at Karzahni, and the Battle of the Core commenced.In Nuju’s Lab…Tahu fell through the portal and landed in Nuju’s laboratory. At first, he was surprised the Transport was working, but the surprise died, for Tahu realized that Helryx had her sword against Nuhrii’s neck. Helryx chuckled. “Lucky me, right, Tahu?” “How did you—“ “It’s my fault,” Artakha confessed. “I fixed the Transport, and thought that nothing could or would happen. I was wrong.” “I can’t be killed, Tahu. But you can, and you will be.” The dictatress lurched at Tahu, but Kiina pushed her into the TV screen, which cracked. Helryx got up, and prepared to launch a blast of water at Tahu, but Gali had thought ahead, and created a water shield around Tahu (which he wasn’t happy about) so the jet of water would be absorbed. “HERE’S AXXIE!” Axonn yelled, jumping on top of Tahu. Tahu quickly shoved a flame in Axonn’s mask, and the titan screamed in horror as he jumped back, knocking over a lab table. Nuhrii and Gali started to duel Axonn, giving the titan no chance to recover from his face flame. Meanwhile, Artakha dove behind the Transport, lowering the power, then proceeding to fix the screen. Tahu and Kiina fought Helryx. The Toa of Water fought with two water swords, and used one for each combatant. Helryx was a skilled fighter, winning twenty fighting tournaments in a row, but then again, she was the leader of the Orderly Empire. Suddenly, Helryx’s mask glowed, and she split into two. Tahu fought one illusion, and Kiina fought the other. Kiina had the tougher Helryx, but Kiina was compelling it in a fighting style Tahu had never thought Kiina could pull off. Tahu had the easier version, but his fighting was nowhere near Kiina’s. Between him and his clone, his skills were slightly better, as opposed to stunning. He fought it in a more relaxed style, but wasn’t afraid to light his sword on fire and thrust it towards the clone’s face. All in all, the Skirmish of Nuju’s Lab was in Tahu’s favor…but it wouldn’t stay that way. On Landing Pad 43…Jaller was lit up in a purple, fiery aura. He dueled Takanuva in a way that Taka had deemed impossible for his former friend. Flashes of shadow burst out of the Toa’s arms, but Taka knew to block it and change it into light. The Klakk’s cure had given Taka the power to change shadow into light, and he did so, soon knocking his friend off his feet and off the edge. Jaller screamed. “ARGHHHHHHH—wait, what?” Taka was holding his arm, being careful to watch the edge. He channeled a powerful amount of light into his friend, wiping out all traces of shadow. Jaller’s body became limp, and the Toa of Light pulled Jaller back onto the landing pad, watching the shadowy tint on his body disappear. After several minutes, Jaller stood up, healed from the shadow that had roamed his body for twenty years. “Taka?” he queried. “What happened—where am I?” Taka smiled. “I’ll tell you later,” he said. “It’s quite a long story. You know, maybe I should even write it down. Give it a boring title, maybe The Adventures of Tahu?” “This is about Tahu?” “I’ll explain later, Jaller. The important thing now is to get back to the MU.” “We’re not in the MU?” “Of course you’re not in the MU, you cool dude,” a gruff voice answered. “You are on the verge of death.” Von Nebula slammed his staff on the floor, cracking the landing pad in two and attracting flames to it. “Be prepared to face pyromania.” “Be prepared to meet the face of pyromania.” Jaller walked right through the flames, willing them to extinguish. One by one, they did, and Jaller walked up to VN, a red aura surrounding him. VN reached at the Toa, but Jaller was prepared: he let out all the fire that had been on the platform before on VN. “ARRRGGGGHHHHHH!” VN screamed, running off the edge of the landing pad. Suddenly, Taka took Jaller’s hand, and together they jumped off the edge. They went through the portal to Nuju’s lab, while the criminal missed the portal and got closer and closer to the ground. “THIS ISN’T OVERRRRRR!” VN yelled, quickly creating a portal to Metru Nui before hitting the ground. He passed through it, and found himself in the Turaga Containment Room, with Bowser breathing even more fire in his face. Back on Landing Pad 43, Blaze watched the three disappear. The heroes had returned to the AT to inspect it. While the AT was not in critical condition, the heroes decided to leave it as it was until inspection of the DT’s remains were completed. Should I follow them? Blaze queried. As he saw VN’s portal slowly begin to close, he dove down the side of the building. If Von Nebula’s going, then so am I. In the Mega-Village…Teridax watched Tuma discard Tarix’s body, throwing it to the side. “Now it’s your turn,” Tuma said, preparing to fire his Thornax launcher at the Makuta. “Not on your life,” Smartius said, stabbing Tuma in the back. Tuma spun around and cleanly cut the Skrall’s head off, but the head rolled back on, and Smartius smiled. “I can’t be killed.” “So you say,” Tuma said, raising his blades, but Smartius blocked them with his own sword. Tuma countered it, and they began to duel while everyone else watched. Meanwhile, Ahkmou lay on the ground, quickly moving Tuma’s life counter to 1. Then, he would scramble away as Teridax made the final hit. “5…4…3…2…1…skull. Next one.” He stood up, adjusting the counter on his back. “5…” Tuma felt his energy decreasing, level by level. “What? What’s happening? You can’t kill me! You can’t—you did…” Teridax pulled his staff out of Tuma’s chest, watching the last of the elite Skrall crash to the sand. “That should do it.” Ahkmou watched the life counter click to its final level. “And skull…he’s dead.” Ahkmou stood up, watching the Hau Tribe cheer, only to find Makuta brandishing his staff in Ackar’s face. “Surrender,” Teridax said, “and I won’t stab you with this.” “We have already won,” Ackar said, and the remains of Tuma’s side, excluding Strakk, went to the Hau Tribe, justifying who they were with. “The Prototype Robot has been reformed, and we have all united, except you and the Skrall. Join us, and we will be powerful—together.” “You have not already won,” Ahkmou said, chuckling. He held up the Power Source, and said “This is the Power Source of the Prototype Robot, and I entrust it to Makuta Teridax.” Teridax smiled, receiving the gift. “You see, I always have someone who helps me when times are tough…FOR YOU!” A purple vortex appeared around Teridax and Ahkmou, and the two disappeared in a flash of shadow.To Be Continued…Also, Finale Part 1 is nex chappy.~MN~
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