A week. Not too bad of a hiatus, but three times longer than my usual update times. I came up with some new story elements that I will implement here. A large three part series involving someone else interacting with the Knights as Dexter goes to figure everything out. I will post each part a chapter apart from each other. So this will not be followed up until chapter 5 is complete and the finale will be after chapter 6, naturally.(Note: There is no chapter 6. The final part is in between the first and second halves of the Epilogue.)
The Chronometal Wars
-THE FIRST WAR SUBSTORY-
-The Belle in White-
A kind of soothing darkness permeates the area, the sound of beings moving about ever a constant. This shadowy area has seen a downfall of activity and it seems that an ever-present calm has fallen over it.
In a small well-lit room off to the side, a young girl in white plays with her dog. From a glance, she seems to be normal in all ways- giggling happily and hugging her pet. Yet anyone who has gotten a chance to know her knows she is far from normal.
“Okay. That’s enough for today.” The girl says, standing up along with her strange dog. She walks over to a conspicuous terminal along the wall of her heavily decorated childish room, kicking toys away as she walks to it.
“It’s time to do what daddy said. So now that we’re set, we can go! You ready, Girly?” – “Yes, Yes! A hundred times, Yes!” The odd ‘thing’ lets out as the girl lets off an innocent smile as she begins to access the terminal.
In a mere instant, the room around them ebbs and whirls, a disorienting sight. “Wha... g-getting nauseous...!” The strange dog lets out as the girl kneels down and rubs his belly causing him for forget his illness and huff and pant as if it were a real dog. In a few short moments, the room stops spinning and they find themselves elsewhere.
“Okay, let’s go, Girly!” – “Hup Hup!” They both walk out of the dark room and into the sunlight. Across the horizon they see a city. Of course, it is none other than Megaville, the City of heroes!
Less than a day ago, a large disturbance was felt in the northern Mountains of Megaville. Shortly after, the entire city came under attack. From that time, Doctor X of Black Eden has been incredibly curious as to the goings on in Megaville, but in depth scanning is impossible without going to the source.
So he sent his daughter Bell to scout it out. She is very strong and capable. X doesn’t think that this mission of hers has any real danger attached to it. He, like everyone else involved in this war, is going to learn that there is no safety from these wars. Not even for someone as powerful as Bell.
Bell casually walks into the western suburb of Megaville and is met with fleeing people. They run past her without as much as making eye contact. “Girly, scanning time!” – “OH BOY!” Gir’s head opens up to reveal a kind of satellite dish and it spins around, scanning the area.
They walk on, Gir making a bunch of beep and boop noises with his mouth, the noises obviously not helping the scan, but Bell doesn’t seem to mind.
The gentle wind picks up and Bell’s hair reacts beautifully. Bell herself doesn’t seem to care too much about the fair weather and continues on. Gir stops in his tracks and sniffs his hand, before pointing up.
“Captain, there’s something ANOMALOUS up there!” He says with a dumb grin on his face, a giant dish sticking out of his head. Bell looks up the windmill. “Well, let’s go see, shall we?” She asks as she picks Gir up and flies to the top of the tower.
She lands at the top and she sees someone. It appears to be a woman in green armor, tending to a strange silver and black crystal. She hasn’t noticed Bell yet. She talks to herself all the while.
“Soon... this world will know Model M’s power... not even Dexter can stop this.” – “Dexter, huh?” Bell asks inquisitively, causing the green-clad woman to rapidly turn around and adopt a defensive position, before she realizes the girl up here isn’t anyone she was expecting.
“Who are you, kid?” – “You may call me Bell- but I will be the one asking the questions, GOT IT?!” Bell snaps with an unexpected bit of hostility, causing the green girl to flinch a small bit before she regains her footing. Bell continues:
“You mentioned Dexter. You are his enemy?” – “Y-Yeah... he’s going to come here soon and I’m going to kill him.” – “Kill him?” Bell gasps. The girl squints, wondering the intentions of this strange girl butting in on her plans.
“Is there something wrong with killing him?” – “You can’t do it. We tried.” – “We? Who are you anyway?” Bell smiles a small bit and picks Girly up. “I already told you, I’m Bell. My daddy said that Dexter ‘reached his full potential’ and so we can’t kill him.”
“Yeah well, Dexter has a lot more to learn. He’s not in his prime yet- and I’ll prove it by mounting his broken corpse on my spear. Model M has no further use for Dexter’s life now that Model D is awakened.” – “Models? I heard you talking about that when I landed. What are they?” – “Is this an interview?” Bell scowls and puts Gir down.
“It would be wise to do what I say.” – “Enough. I am not taking orders from a little bitch like you! THUNDER LANCE!” She roars as a lightning rod strikes the middle of the Windmill and she picks it up, pointing it at Bell.
Bell charges her down, Gir all the while singing about floating like a butterfly or something like that. The woman Dodges her nimbly but fails to land any real attacks either. She is amazed that this little girl is so fast, but the woman ceases to worry about her wellbeing and toys with her a little bit.
She jumps back and blocks every one of Bell’s attacks with one hand, much to Bell’s surprise. A human is overpowering her! Bell jumps back and puts her arms down.
“Who are you...?” She asks. She is not tired, but she recognizes the futility of this combat. “I am Elly, one of the four Knights. I will use Model M to bring this world into the light and rebuild it in an image long forgotten!” – “Noble... now, what is Model M, this crystal?” She asks, looking at the strange geode.
As she looks at it, it seems to resonate a small bit, causing the woman to raise an eyebrow. “Curious...” – “How so?” – “Model M seems to recognize you...” Bell shakes her head- “That’s impossible. I’ve never seen this before in my life.” – “Maybe he’s seen you in ‘his’ life?” – “He?”
Bell is very curious about the crystal and approaches it without her guard up. The girl could have used this moment to land a killer blow, but instead she puts away her thunder lance and joins Bell next to the metallic crystal.
Gir walks up to it and puts his hand on it. “It’s afraid...” He lets out, before breaking out into laughter and walking off elsewhere.
The crystal shines and blinks. Something spectacular to look at to be sure.
“Did you know Susan before he died?” The girl asks. Bell looks over with a strange twinkle in her eye. “S-Susan...? What does Susan have to do with this...?” The woman can see the want in her eyes. She DID know Susan and was apparently very close to him. She puts her hand on the crystal and talks to Bell.
“Model M- this crystal, is Susan, Bell.” – “What...? But, how?” The woman smiles and continues. “Micheal, our leader brought him back with help from Olga. Do you know Olga too?” Bell pauses a small moment and shakes her head. “No, I don’t... the name isn’t familiar.” – “She is Susan’s sister.”
Bell looks back over to the crystal with a mixture of emotions in her eyes. She begins to talk to the woman again.
“This crystal gave off the same reading a large explosion a day ago gave off. Would you know why?” The green girl sighs. “Yeah, I would. The largest of our Model Ms were destroyed by three random soldiers. We underestimated them and it cost us dearly. We managed to scavenge a few crystals from the wreckage and from it... this was born.” She says as she pats the crystal again.
“I see. Thank you for your time.” Bell says with choked up haste. “Come on, Girly. We are going home." She picks Gir up and begins to fly away. As she flies off, she notices that a large storm picks up and a powerful whirlwind expands near the top of the Windmill, where the Green Woman was.
She lands back in the dark cave and accesses the terminal to return to Black Eden.
Telling Dr. X all about the woman in green and the entirety of what Model M is and how it relates to Susan and the energy detected a day ago, Bell finds herself anxious to be sent back out to investigate further. X considers her pleas to return, but is cautious due to the fact that the Woman was far stronger than her.
X was sure that there were no beings left in Megaville that could Challenge Bell one on one, but it appears he was wrong. Although it is risky to send Bell back to the city of heroes, he must find out what is going on.
Bell goes once again to get involved in the Chronometal Wars. Will she ever return?
And so the beginning of Bell's involvement within the wars comes to a close. How will it turn out? We will all find out soon enough.
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