Ragyn fanned his fingers out and looked at them as
the mage before him
spoke. He heard the words, saw the Madoushi's lips
move, but his
concentration was on the new arrival. Did she know
that the moment she
appeared on this planet that her power would dwindle
quickly. She would
soon be as frail and as mortal as all the other
pathetic beings on Earth.
Perhaps the only remaining power a weakened version
of Telepathy. He had
brought her back on Earth with the power of Earth.
Cephiro no longer flowed through her veins after
that last out burst of
power. He laughed suddenly jumping back.
"Clef... I do not mean to make haste without
answering your questions but
needs do out weigh the pleasantries." Ragyn turned
away from Master Mage
and vanished while following the path Ascot had
taken only moments ago.
He came into concious again beside Emeruade. No
longer Hime, not in this
time. A grin wrapped around his lips. "Emeruade...
You don't know what a
fool fool thing you have done. You are no longer a
part of Cephiro. You
have used your last abilities to barely summon those
pathetic girls. They
can not heal the land of Cephiro not even when their
blood is connected
even stronger than your own." He lifted her chin up
so that her gaze meet
with his own. "You... my dear are a
mortal now. No powers. You no longer are the ruler
here. You are only a
shadow of what used to be. Emeruade is dead and you
are only her soul in
a... a make shift body just like Eagle. Oh yes...
you never meet him did
you? More is the pity that you wont. You see... Im
sending you back to
Earth. GO live a human life, die... or fall in love
again with another
With his mind and the power of the land he pushed at
Emeruald. He could no
longer prevent the Knights from coming to the land
but he could expel
something, someone that no longer belonged to the
land. "Hikaru became the
pillar and you lost your powers... Hikaru gave up
her powers to the people
and lost hers... and the people gave up their
power..." Ragyn laughed.
"Back to the original source..." He shoved Emeruade
back through a tear in
time, back to Earth.
"Now... to deal with one more unsightful problem..."
Emeraude felt herself shiver and no longer than that
shiver, she felt a
strong blast of dark gust push her. The former
pillar screamed as it
circled her and with another force, punched her out
of Cephiro and into
Earth once more as she landed with a thump on the
hard streets of Tokyo.
She winced, feeling as if someone had torn her body
The sea-eyed maiden tried to breath but even that
was a task for her. Then,
recalling the stranger's words that were wrapped in
his soft gentle voice
that had only reminded her of ice, she shivered
again. Emeraude winced. It
had even caused her pain to shiver.
So she was mortal. A woman whose power is limited to
the ones of an
ordinary being to this strange human world, Earth.
But she had powers
before she was even a pillar so there must be a way
to restore it. That man
might have brought her back, but even so, he did not
create her. He did not
create her soul which he claimed her only to be. A
shadow. But was it not
the soul that makes a being?
Emeraude could not stand. Not in such with such a
weak body who cannot
carry the power she was born with. Perhaps it would
be better if she killed
herself again and hope that someone has the ability
to bring back the dead.
But even she, as a pillar once, could not do such a
thing. It was merely
impossible, or was it?
Slowly, she sat up. Perhaps she can still
communicate through the minds
silent words. Emeraude felt her eyes rise to the sky
as the morning sun
quickly gained its heat. She was once the pillar of
Cephiro, all because of
her strong will. This cannot kill her, not a body
determination increased, she had to try.
--Please, if anyone can hear me...look for me.---
Emeraude called. She was
not sure if she even had the ability but perhaps...
"A soul," the princess whispered to herself, "Needs
a good body to live in.
However, he did not restore the one that I once
occupied. I doubt anything
or anyone can restore it, not even that man. Perhaps
there is a being who
can call to spirits." Emeraude tilted her head
slowly to one side. "One who
has the mind and body that any soul can occupy it
with their natural
She continued to sit in the middle of the street as
people passed and
started but Emeraude just pondered, paying them no
Arista ran after the young bal but he was must too
fast and obviously, he
was too panicked to even notice her behind him. Then
she stopped. She stood
in the middle of the hall and felt a strangeness
calling to her. What was
that strangeness she had just felt?
She reached for her flute and played her melody,
calling to the winds
that occupy the air in the castle. Arista called to
the waters from
outside to palace walls and she called to the trees.
Such a gentle,
yet, mesmerizing sound she had caused from the
depths of her
being...all that she called had responded to her as
she had asked.
"Winds of heaven, Waters unknown..." Arista chanted.
"I desire to
know what calls me..."
The waves of the ocean crashed from afar, the winds
blew around her,
and the leaves outside the walls danced to her
calling. Then they
stopped as she had from running.
"I dont understand," the violet-eyed maiden
responded to nature's
language. "Please tell me what you mean..."
The winds blew around her again and played with her
hair but the
confusion only grew on her face. For the wind,
waters, and the
spirits around her had said...
"Fate has her eyes on you, you're destiny is coming
to claim you."
Isn’t it odd how life is? One moment your laying
helplessly in a hospital bed, and the next thing you
know your limbs are flailing in the air as you plummet
thousands of feet to an almost certain doom? Oh yes,
life has such a fun sense of humor! It’s so funny it
should be shot in the head and beaten before It can
play one more of it hilarious jokes! I might just
burst a lung from laughing! Where was I? Oh yes,
plummeting to my doom, sorry I got off track for a
moment. In an odd way the fall was somewhat
comforting, she had taken the plunge before, and knew
fully well where it lead her. She barely heard Umi cry
out for one of Clef’s creatures to save them, but as
they neared closer and closer to the ground Fuu began
to grow worried about not being caught by the fish,
although they would most likely be dead before they
hit the ground.
‘Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,’ Fuu