Tahu vs. Tahu: Resurrection
Prologue – Return to Form
Several sets were sitting on the floor staring at the television screen, which had given up on showing them the boring cartoon for the time being and was instead spouting advertisements at them.
TV: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN PART OF A CIVIL WAR?
“Of course we have.”
TV: DID YOU LOSE COMRADES IN A HUGE BATTLE?!
“I think that’s a little obvious.”
TV: HAVE YOU EVER FOUGHT A GIANT GOD THAT IS POSSESSING A HERO FACTORY SET?
“That’s a little specific, isn’t it?”
TV: DID YOU LOSE ALL FOUR OF YOUR LEADERS TO A TIME MACHINE IN THE PROCESS?
“Whoa whoa whoa wait a minute, I heard about something like that! It happened awhile ago!”
“Evo, shut up! I’m trying to listen!”
“Rocka, seriously! This television is weird!”
“Evo, you’re fat. Now shut up and watch.”
TV: DID YOU EVER WONDER WHY THEY JUST DISAPPEARED FOR SIX MONTHS?
“Yeah, that definitely happened. What the heck is up with this TV?”
“Evo! Shut up! Honestly!”
TV: DID YOU EVER WONDER WHAT THEY GOT UP TO?
“Yes, fine, we did! Now just stop talking!”
“Evo, it’s a television.”
“I think it’s lacking a brain. Just a bit.”
TV: IF SO, CHECK OUT THIS NEW SHOW COMING UP NEXT!
“Why did it stop?”
“It’s pausing dramatically, I think.”
TV: IT’S TAHU…
“Oh boy, my favourite show.”
“Let me guess! The Boston Red Sox!”
“Detroit Red Wings!”
“Evo, the Toronto Raptors are so bad they don’t even deserve to be called a sports team.”
TV: TAHU… RESURRECTION!!!!!
“Evo, SHUT YOUR FACE! It’ll tell us!”
“Somebody must have missed the launch of the new Twilight book.”
“That was a terrible joke.”
TV: COMING UP NEXT.
“Well, there’s all of our questions answered.”
First Fire Lord toppled through – and it looked as if the shadow of ALMIGHTY had fallen through as well.
Then Nex 2.0 tumbled in – and he was immediately followed by Tahu Mata. And Tahu Stars, and Lewa Mata, and Takanuva Stars.
All four leaders vanished the next second, whisked away to another time, possibly never to be seen again.
The fighting halted abruptly. With no leaders to lead them, they disbanded immediately, and only Tahu Nuva remained behind, with a terrible feeling in his gut that this could only lead to worse things for all of them.
It was rather unfortunate just how right he would turn out to be.
Tahu Stars cursed as Nex 2.0 kicked away from him and spun away into a tunnel – or at least, that was the best he could describe it. A big tunnel of spiraling and spinning purple and black squares, with endless tunnels branching off of it. How you were supposed to decide which time you ended up in was honestly beyond him. All he could tell was that he and Takanuva Stars were alone.
Then Tahu Mata smacked into him, and he really felt like crying.
“Get away from me!” he snapped, pushing the Toa Mata of Fire away.
Tahu Mata bumped into Lewa Mata, who spiraled into Takanuva Stars and sent both deputies tumbling into a separate side tunnel, leaving the two Tahu sets alone.
“Well, that’s just splendid!” Tahu Mata yelled. “Look what you did!”
“Look what I did?! Look what you did! You sent them flying to who knows where!”
“It was your fault, you gear-lacking bozo! You pushed me!”
“I’m not a bozo, you’re a bozo!”
The extremely grammatically incorrect scream came from both Tahu Mata and Tahu Stars, as they had suddenly been squished together by a rapidly shrinking tunnel.
“It’s shrinking!” Tahu Stars cried, stating the obvious.
“I know! I’m being squished! Someone help me!”
“For once in my life I don’t know what to do!”
And then they both came to a halt with a rather loud squeal. They both glanced at each other as best they could, considering that they no longer had enough room to move their heads.
“You know, I don’t think time travel is really supposed to work like this.” Tahu Mata mumbled.
“Yeah, you’d think it’d be a little more… how would you say it…”
“Yeah. And like, not stopping.”
Then both of the Tahu sets popped out of existence – a split second later they were tumbling out of the Time Machine to the house they both knew and were starting to hate with a passion.
“Well, it looks like we’re back home, my good friend.” Tahu Mata said, the last few words laced with sarcasm.
“That was a pretty short adventure.” Tahu Stars commented, choosing to ignore his fellow Toa of Fire.
“Hey! You guys are back already!”
The voice belonged to the Piraka Hakann, who began jogging towards them with a grin on his face. Before either Tahu could pull enough words out of their head to speak, the Piraka was engulfing both of them in a crushing hug.
“Man, you guys must like us more than anybody thought! You’ve only been gone for a day!” Hakann exclaimed, grinning.
“Eugh, get away from me!” Tahu Stars snapped. “I don’t do hugs, especially not from you folk under Tahu Mata.”
Hakann only laughed at this, patting a revolted Tahu Stars on the back.
“Ah Tahu Stars, you’re just the jokester as always. It’s a good thing you’re a little more serious, isn’t it Tahu Mata?”
“Um… sure. Hey Hakann, what year is it?”
“Why, 2011 of course. August 17th, 2011. You know, the day after the two of you went on the time travelling adventure you’ve been planning for the past month.”
Both the Tahus glanced at each other with wide eyes. Something was definitely wrong.
“Uh, Tahu Mata bumped his head on the trip.” Tahu Stars said hastily. “He’s been knocked silly. Would you mind explaining things in brief for him? He’s forgotten everything starting with my arrival.”
“Sure thing – I’m glad you told me.” Hakann said. “Well, obviously Tahu Stars, when you and the other Stars sets arrived, you were immediately welcomed with open arms. Once you realized that Tahu Mata was in charge, you joined him, obviously, to work together.”
“Obviously, yeah.” Tahu Stars muttered under his breath.
“Anyway, since then… a year and a half ago already, I suppose, you two have been leading us in complete harmony. There was a bit of a shaky start to our relations with Hero Factory when the first wave of them arrived, but everything has smoothened out now. They live in harmony with us as well.”
“That’s it?” Tahu Mata asked, disbelief etched in his voice.
“Well, and then you and Tahu Stars planned your adventure. Although now that I think about it, that doesn’t mean you couldn’t just turn up right now. So how was it?”
“It was absolutely splendid, Hakann.” Tahu Stars said sarcastically. “But in fact we actually travelled to a different dimension, where I was not welcomed, and then Tahu Mata and I launched into a massive civil war. We battled until Hero Factory arrived, and then we fought them too. Many sets died, many more were injured, and the two of us tumbled through the Time Machine and landed back here.”
“Wow! It’s so weird – you actually saw an alternate dimension like that?!”
“Wow… it’s so hard to imagine that you two would ever fight! You agree on everything!”
“Obviously not everything.” Tahu Mata said drily. “Now take us inside. I think I might’ve hit my head too, because everything is making about as much sense to me as it is to our speechless Toa of Fire over there.”
“Absolutely, Tahu Stars.” Hakann said, bowing slightly and then leading them into the House that was not the House. “We’ve got your space in the Bedroom ready for your arrival already, as we didn’t know quite when you would arrive. You can rest there until you’re ready to start up again – in the meantime, Makuta and Pridak can handle things.”
“Makuta and Pridak? We left them in charge?” Tahu Mata cried out.
“Well, yes. You were going to leave Lewa Mata and Takanuva Stars in charge you see, but they decided to go off on an adventure with Nex 2.0 and Matau Hordika.”
“Of course, who wouldn’t?”
“You must have hit your heads really hard in that other dimension.” Hakann commented. “But don’t worry – you’re here now, so you’ll be just fine.”
As Hakann led them through the House that felt so eerily similar and different at the same time, Tahu Stars couldn’t be so sure.
To Be Continued!!
[color=#008080;]Okay, but seriously, this was a lot of fun to write, so I really really hope you guys like it. I'll post the next Chapter next Monday, and then after that updates will be as frequent (or infrequent!) as I please and write the chapters, just like the good ol' days![/color]