had no idea why, but I don’t think that any of the memories were as strange or
unexplainable as that second one. Except that one where there was only a weird
jumble of color and sound, and then it showed the first memory we saw from
Kirby’s view. Other than that, nothing.
odd thing I noticed was that not all of the rocks held memories. In fact, there
were les that did than did not. Kinobator told me that those rocks were space
for new memories that Kirby might get.
looked ahead of us, just to see if I could guess where we were going next.
Instead, I saw... Onyx?! Yeah, Onyx; he was wrapped desperately around a fairly
large rock, his eyes covered by his tail. I wonder if he’s afraid of
heights... I suddenly realized once more how high we were up.
Onyx, can you hear me?” I asked him, my voice echoing against the nothingness.
yeah I can hear you. Man, am I glad to see you! I’ve been stuck wrapped around
this rock for a while now.
Who is that?” Kinobator asked me.
friend.” I answered quickly.
any more words between us, I jumped almost reluctantly across a series of rocks,
not stopping on any of them to see any memories. I was just so exited to see
somebody I knew again.
be careful. You don’t want to fall off.”
ignored him just like the perfect little angel I am. (Imagine that I said this
with a note of sarcasm.)
I landed on the rock that Onyx was on, I didn’t really land on the rock.
Instead I landed on-
MY TAIL!!!! GOD, how much do you weigh, Terakka?! , Onyx said in a mental
tone higher than usual. He was looking at me like he was up all night on
caffeine soda and sugar, his eyes widened in pain.
I said quietly.
accepte- OH FREAKIN’ OWW MY TAIL!!!
looked behind me to see Kinobator looking at me. Not crossly, as I would expect,
but with that annoyingly blank poker face on. I swear that he cannot make any
run off like that, you might fall.” He said blankly.
yeah I know.” I said quickly.
how do we get back to land?
How could he still exist? Sir Meta Knight killed him about 23 years ago, how can
this be? I thought.
don’t truly still exist, Kirby. A fraction of me has survived in your soul,
not nearly strong enough to take you under my control. I weakly possessed
Rifsakkia just to try to kill, you, but you Star Warriors are difficult to kill,
so I failed.
but you never before possessed me, how can you still survive inside of me?”
give you a hint. His name was Jecra.
Knuckle Joe’s father? How could that have anything to do
with... oh, no, he can’t mean... this all can’t possibly... I’m....?
*** Terakka ***
a long time of using process of elimination we finally made it back to land.
Kinobator filled Onyx in on the details, and even in parts that needed to be
said in emotion, Kinobator still spoke in a blank voice. I was starting to
believe the thought that he might not be able to show emotion, not matter how
odd it seemed.
swear that the mindscape had changed since we left, as everything seemed to have
a darker shade to it now. Even the river was now a deep crimson, and nothing
seemed to shine anymore. I wondered suddenly if this place had day and night
were heading to Kinobator’s little sanctuary, with Kinobator slightly
frustrated that we found almost nothing there. I remembered the path of rotting
watermelons well enough to go ahead of the guys a little, anxious to be safe
once more. When I looked back, Onyx had suddenly stopped, flicked his tongue out
a few times, and then stopped moving. He looked like a statue or something, just
standing there with most of his front raised up. He slowly spread his hood; it
decorated with a familiar pattern.
a minute. Those spirals... I looked over to Kinobator, who had also stopped
walking and was now staring at Onyx. His face, it had the same pattern of
helixes and spirals as Onyx’s hood! God, now I really wanted to know what that
pattern meant. Whatever it did mean, both Kinobator and Onyx had it for the same
suddenly hissed, and a split second after that, a huge tremor rumbled across the
mindscape. The sky turned from a calm periwinkle to a deep, angry red. Onyx was
going crazy now, hissing so loud it sounded like he was growling. I noticed that
all of the watermelons had shriveled to half of their original size, turning
black in the process.
tremor shook the land, causing the ground to split in certain places.
here.” Kinobator said, his eyes now glowing bright sterling, “I can protect
us.” I really had no idea what he meant by that, but hell if he could save me
from these tremors, then I was in.
promise, this might hurt.” Kinobator said as he took out the empty jar he had
brought along. He also picked out from the bag a small, flint knife. He stepped
towards me and in one deft movement, made a small, shallow cut in my skin. I
almost immediately began to bleed, and my blood Kinobator collected in the jar.
I have no idea what kept me from crying out or anything, this was creepy.
the jar was about a sixth of the way full, he pulled it away and repeated the
procedure on Onyx and himself. I noticed that Kinobator did not wince even
though he cut himself the deepest. The jar was almost half-full when Kinobator
began to draw in the dirt around us all an interlocking pattern of circles until
there was what looked like a thirty-foot chain wrapped around us.
he took the jar of our blood, and every other circle he poured a few drops of
blood into. The jar, oddly enough, was perfectly empty when he was done, and I
got the feeling that he had done this before.
then took out the jar of snake scales and then all of the circles with blood on
them he pressed a scale into. He did this quickly and almost franticly, as if he
wanted to be done soon. The moment another tremor shook the mindscape, Kinobator
was done with the scales.
stepped into the ring of circles with me and Onyx, shaking a bit noticeably.
Kinobator mumbled under his breath, “Water, Air, Earth and Fire, protect us
now at this moment so dire.”
the word ‘dire’ came out of his mouth, a ribbon of the elements he just
named off shot up from every circle with our blood and a scale in it, eventually
bending down and forming a semicircular shield around us. This was so odd; I did
not know Kinobator could cast spells like this.
why did you need our blood for this?” I asked quietly.
shield will only protect those whose blood I used. Therefore, I needed some of
all of our blood to do this. The scales are those of a lone demon I once saw,
and I cast another spell on them so that no demon could cross a line of those
scales.” Kinobator explained calmly, even as a massive quake boomed across the
mindscape, and through the shield, I could see that it caused the very mountain
in the distance to crack down the middle.
shivered. This could not end well.
Kirby, I will destroy you now!
Note- Toldja it was a short chapter, just like the next one.