||Slayers PERFECT - Midnight Blue
Another post! Go me!
A wounded heart will remember the fear.
A pained heart will look for something to lean on.
Strength is a fortress that binds everything together.
Gentleness cannot be spoken without knowing the tears.
Towards a wavering flame against the midnight blue.
[setting: a temple, firey and bright]
*It's a massive temple, high and seclustered... and apparently located
inside a volcano, for there are pools of lava on either side of an altar
up front. Standing in front of the altar is a man in long robes
His hair is long and white, and his eyes are a piercing green.*
*Behind him huddle two children-- one, a girl with two high ponytails,
the other, a boy with long black hair pulled sharply back into a thin
stream. The girl is crying, and the boy is holding her, trying to
comfort her while he watches in abject horror.*
*And in the middle of the temple, in a battle-ready pose, stands Mack.*
Mack: Give them BACK.
The Man: I'm afraid that's not an option. You see, you Mazoku are a
scourge upon this planet, and in order to bring in a new world order,
you all must be eliminated. *cold smile* I'm sure you understand.
Mack: *shaking with anger* Ketarin...
Ketarin: I don't see why you're being so stubborn about it. Mazoku all
want destruction, yes? Then why are you being so fussy about your own?
Isn't this what you want?
*Mack's response is to leap at him. Ketarin doesn't budge, however,
and the reason is soon explained: Mack smacks right up against an
Ketarin: Tsk tsk. Haven't you figured it out by now? If you're going
to fight me, fight me on the Astral Plane like a proper Mazoku.
Mack: ...ow. Astral what?
*The temple fills with Ketarin's booming laughter.*
Ketarin: Dear God, woman, you are
out of your league. Well,
then. I guess that means you can't stop me from doing THIS! XD
*And with that, he grabs the girl from her embrace with the boy, and
tosses her into the nearest lava pit. Mack screams and dashes to catch
her, but hits the barrier again. She can only watch and pound on the
barrier as the crying child bursts into flames...*
Ketarin: *sighs* Ah, the smell of burning Mazoku in the morning...
*snaps his fingers* And now, it's time for you to die, my dear.
*His form begins to shimmer, then grows in size, distorting and
changing shape until the shimmering ends, and in place of the man now
stands a giant Emerald Dragon, green and shining in the light.*
*Mack rushes it, but it rips into her like nothing. She attacks it
again and again, but her attacks slide right off, and it tosses her off
again and again, biting and slashing at her until finally, she falls.
And she does not move.*
It was then that I had to interfere.
*Several tiles in the floor turn into a golden goo. The goo rises up
and shifts into a vertical shape... and then the golden colour fades,
revealing a purple-haired figure of indeterminate gender. It rushes
over to Mack's side and kneels down, taking her pulse.*
Figure: ...still alive... but barely.
Ketarin: *amused* And what would you be, my dear?
Figure: *stands* My real name is beyond your ability to pronounce. But
she called me 'Hikaru'.
Ketarin: Oh, really. What manner of Mazoku would you be, pray tell?
Hikaru: I'm no Mazoku. I'm a Mayu.
*Ketarin's amused expression suddenly cracks. His eyes widen, and his
smile begins to twitch.*
Ketarin: Mayu..? Not... THE Mayu?
Hikaru: You will pay for what you have done.
*And with that, Hikaru approaches...*
[setting: unknown darkness]
Voice: ...and you killed him, then?
Hikaru: I ripped his soul to shreds. Dragon or not, I couldn't let him
Voice: Because of what he did to the Mazoku of his universe?
Hikaru: Because of what he did to Mack. He fatally wounded her. I had
to... donate... part of myself to bring her back.
Voice: Ah... and that's why she had that insane regenerative ability.
It wasn't inherited, but donated from you.
Voice: But now, she's dead. And you want permission to kill her killer.
Hikaru: ...yes. The one who destroyed her must pay.
Voice: Permission granted.
Hikaru: *bowing* Thank you.
*And Hikaru turns into the gold goo again, and slides off into the
Yay for Hikaru! Questions are welcome; ask them in the comments, and
I'll try to answer them. :)