This Chapter takes place right after Chapter XXXIV
They hid behind some trees and bushes near the border of the base, to
discuss their plan.
Mabel: Alright. Here's what we're going to do. When we go inside, we
need to make for the elevator at the centre of the ground floor. We
are likely going to be attacked by guards. Kill them. They are trained
to have no mercy whatsoever.
Angel knew what Mabel was talking about. She remembered the time she
spared NO FACE. He still made a last-ditch attempt to kill Angel until
Silver intervened. Angel didn't like the idea of killing people, but
she understood she had no other choice.
Mabel: When we get to the elevator, we will each go and scour
different parts of each floor to find the room where the twins are
being held. Some of them may contain Carbuncles being held for
experiments. If you can, free them. The cells give off radio waves that
prevent them from using Magic so as soon as you deactivate them, they
will instinctively teleport back home. Now, hold still all of you...
Mabel waved her hand and revealed everyone's Souls including hers.
They glowed brightly before being concealed again.
Mabel: There. Now we can communicate telepathically. If anyone of you
find the twins, tell us immediately. If anyone of you encounters
Wallace though... Call for me before you flee... Wallace is the most
dangerous of them all. If anyone will face him, it'll be me... Oh and
one more thing. You may come across two women who slightly resemble me
and Lily. They are our other two sisters. Narcissa and Olessia. We
never had a chance to warn them about Wallace, so they are still
loyal to him. Therefore, if you encounter them, fight but don't kill
Mabel: Alright. Let's go.
Everyone got up and swiftly heading for the door. From a distance they
could see two guards and some cameras. Venus impaled them by causing
sharp roots to grow from behind them. At that exact same moment, Angel
fired waves at each of the the cameras and destroyed them before they
came within the cameras' field of vision. Omega then melted a large
hole in the metal door. The went through and were now inside. What
they saw before them was a long, dull grey hallway, lined with
cameras. As they charged forward, Angel destroyed every camera they
passed by, while Omega melted every door they had to go through.
Pretty soon, a swarm of guards was coming their way. Mabel launched a
huge wave of small sharp icicles that accurately hit all the guards.
As they proceeded, more guards kept coming but Mabel kept on wiping
them out. After a while, they finally reached the central elevator.
They went down a level and began their search. They split up on each
floor and reunited as they found nothing but did manage to free a lot
of Carbuncles. They repeated this process until they reached the
bottom floor. They split up once again, killing guards and freeing
Carbuncles along the way. Venus reached the end of her hallway. But
she saw something. Someone. Venus recognized him. He wore a cloak with
his hood up.
Venus: *shock* You...
The hooded figure approached Venus. He then bent over and whispered
something in her ear. He then left. Venus turned around to see where
he was going but he was gone. Venus was confused. She still didn't
know who that man was. But he just gave her what she was loking for.
Venus activated her Telepathy.
Venus: Guys! I know where the twins are!
Mabel: Alright. Meet us at the central elevator and tell us.
They all gathered at the elevator.
Omega: Well? Where are they?
Venus: Top floor. Wallace's room.
Mabel: Alright... Up we go...
They went up. All the way to the top floor. They were greeting by
another long hallway. They went forward. But after taking a few steps,
they heard footsteps coming from the other side. Everyone stopped in
their tracks. The footsteps got closer. Slowly, a figure came out from
the shadows in the hallway up a ahead. A woman. She wore a uniform, so
carefully decorated. Her face looked somewhat familiar. She had the
same mysterious smile as Mabel. She also had very short blue hair and
Mabel: *to the kids* Go.
The kids ran past the woman, who had her attention on Mabel. When they
were gone, she spoke her first words in a greeting tone.
Narcissa: What nerve you have... Not only do you shamelessly return
here, you also dare to look me in the eyes as if nothing happened.
Mabel: Why do you stand in my way?
Narcissa: I will not let you foil Wallace's plan. He worked so hard to
make it this far. Maybe he wouldn't have to work as hard as he did if
you and Lily didn't abandon us!
Mabel: We had only intended to abandon Wallace, but not you, sister.
Narcissa: What is that supposed to mean?! You and Lily were friends
with Wallace since childhood! And you betrayed him! How could you?
Mabel: Wallace is a monster!
Narcissa: HOW DARE YOU SAY THAT???!!! NOW YOU ARE NO DIFFERENT FROM
THE REAL MONSTERS WHO HURT HIM FOR SO LONG!!! ENOUGH OF THIS USELESS
TALK MABEL!!! IF YOU AND THOSE CHILDREN DON'T TURN BACK RIGHT NOW, I
WILL MAKE YOU BEG FOR MY MERCY!!!
Mabel: Fight me then! I will do whatever it takes to defeat Wallace!
Narcissa: You'll be sorry...
Narcissa charged forward and summoned huge orbs of water. Mabel
surrounded herself with a ring of water...
Omega, Venus and Angel ran through the hallway.
Angel: *worried* Do you think Mabel will be okay?
Venus: Yes. Trust me, she is very powerful. I still can't beat her in
a mock battle when she's training me.
Venus and Angel were now a few feet ahead of Omega. Omega was going to
catch up, but suddenly a woman appeared, standing in between him and
Omega: You two, go! I'll take care of her!!!
The girls reluctantly went on and left Omega behind. Omega looked at
the woman. She looked like Narcissa. Blue hair and yellow eyes. This
woman was a bit shorter than Narcissa but taller than Mabel. And
unlike Narcissa, who wore a smile that made her look charismatic, this
woman had a somewhat cute, dreamy smile that made her look unaware of
Omega's thoughts: This must be Olessia...
Omega tried to get past her, but she acted swift and kicked Omega,
sending him flying back. Olessia didn't say a word. She simply giggled
at Omega's attempt to escape. When Omega got back on his feet, Olessia
seemed amused. She analyzed Omega, identifying her target She saw his
eyes burning with rage. This only widen the smile on her face. She
locked her golden eyes on her fiery target.
Venus and Angel ran. They were both worried about Omega. Suddenly,
Venus sensed something. She suddenly pushed Angel aside. Without
another second to pass, Venus was sent flying towards the wall. Angel
got up and saw Venus, hurt. She looked in the other direction and saw
a boy with ragged clothes and glowing green eyes. It was Ace.
Venus: Angel! Go ahead and save the twins. I'll take care of Ace!!!
Angel: *scared* Venus?!
Angel cried and ran off. Ace then chuckled.
Ace: Do you think that was brave?! That was a dumbass thing to do! And
what was that about you taking care of me? You already lost to me
several times! What's so different now?
Venus: I'll never give up! No matter how many times you beat me, I'll
keep coming!!! Even if it means losing one million times!!!!!!
Ace: Fine then... You dug up your own grave.
Ace charged forward, to punch Venus, but was by a wooden quill that was
launched from the ground by Venus, who summoned a Tree Spear. She then
proceeded to attack. Ace kept on dodging but then tripped over a root
that stuck out of the ground. Seeing him on the ground, Venus took the
opportunity to go and catch up with Angel. However, Ace grabbed her
leg as she ran past him and tripped her. He then kicked her and sent
her flying again. Ace was now furious. His emerald eyes glowed
brighter than ever. Before Venus could get up, Ace jumped on her and
started cruelly beating her up.
Ace: *rage* WHY WON'T YOU JUST GIVE UP!!! JUST STAY DOWN AND NEVER MOVE!!!
Venus was paralyzed now. Ace laid off and and turned to leave.
Ace: You'll never learn...
Venus struggled to speak. But her words still made it out of her mouth.
Venus: Why?... Why do you hate me so much?... What turned you into
this monster you are now?...
Venus began to cry. Ace just stood there and watched her. Venus cried
more and more, until her Soul automatically appeared. The green gem
floated for a brief second before, suddenly, without warning, it
shattered into a million pieces that flew around the hall. Venus' body
fell to the ground motionless. Ace stared in shock for a few moments but quickly brushed it off and walked away.
Ace: You did this to yourself...
To be continued