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Grim Tales: Crossroads of Destiny
Chapter 4: The Crowned
“This is impossible” The Medic said. “Well what is it mon?” said Grim, “After running countless tests he is in fact one of them.” “A Crowned… haven’t seen one of those in a millennia” said Grim with disbelief. “Father what is a Crowned?” said Minnie
“You see da Crowned were a group of da most powerful beings in existence, I couldn’t even top their power.”, “What?! That’s impossible! You are the Grim Reaper your power should have crushed theirs!” exclaimed Junior. “Dat may seem the truth but you mah boy is more powerful than me, so there is the possibility of beings stronger than me.” “Continue father” Minnie said.
“Well…”, “Yes we were the most powerful being at the time but there weren’t just 2 of us, there were seven” interrupted Alice. “There were seven of us that each controlled one of the 7 rings of power: Water, Fire, Earth, Air, Lightning, Light and Darkness” said Alice. “Really, is that so girl? Then which one do you control?” snapped Grim, “I-I don’t control a ring anymore, because you see… I died so my ring of power went to the one who killed me”
“Who killed you?” Minnie said. “It was the one who controlled the Ring of Fire: Adonis and his traitorous brother Aquarion the controller of the Ring of Water” Alice said sadly, “That’s terrible! Why did they do this?” Minnie said about to fall to tears. “Also how are you still alive after you died? I thought my father doesn’t let people just not die, except for Minnie and my mother” said Junior.
“Yes well you see…” Alice said, “Someone wouldn’t let da poor girl go” said Grim. “It was that one over there, Riku was it? He had such a determination that he wouldn’t let her go”, “That’s impossible you are the Reaper, you can’t be persuaded that easily! I know you let it slide once but…” Junior exclaimed. “Yes Riku… he cared for me a lot” said Alice distantly, “Damn right he did! His darkness was so powerful it made your Mother’s look like nothing!” said Grim
“So he was the carrier for the Ring of Darkness right?” Minnie said, “Yes but he was different when it came to darkness” Alice said. “How so?” said Junior. “Well darkness is shown as bad and evil but he was the opposite, he was kind and good, he cared for people a lot”, “That’s interesting, I never thought a Crowned besides you to be kind” said The Medic. “Yeah he didn’t seem so kind” grumbled Junior.
“Well he does get protective of me, for example when the Elemental Wars broke out there was nothing but chaos and that is what he had control over the most” said Alice grimly. “The Elemental Wars?” asked Minnie, “Yes you see when I was killed Riku lost it, he knew the other lords but Zaiko and Areon were the ones responsible for my death.” “So he started the wars against the lords of Fire, Water and Earth to exact his revenge” Alice said.
“That was one of da bloodiest battles I’ve ever seen” said Grim. There was a long silence before Alice started to talk again. ‘Riku fought the Lords armies’ single handedly and defeated them. But when he faced the Lords he didn’t have the power to.” “Then how did he defeat them?” asked Junior. “He first defeated the Fire Lord Adonis then he gained his any my power. He was unstoppable” Alice said proudly. “He soon defeated the other two and spared Zaiko and Areon because they had no part in my death.” “That’s an amazing story” said Minnie dreamily.
“Yes I also heard during this battle he used his ‘One Crowned King’ form, you wouldn’t happen to know what this looks like?” asked The Medic. “No I’m sorry I don’t” apologized Alice, “Maybe I can help with that” I said before my clothes melted into a white coat with spikes and a skull mask. “This is the ‘One Crowned King’ looks like. Plus I have this sword” I said as I summoned a greatsword that looked like a medieval one that was silver with a black crown imprinted on it in the middle.
“Fascinating, this is quite fascinating and to think that you are still moving and talking” said The Medic. “Sir! There is another intruder at the gate!” yelled Pain as he ran into the room. “What another one!” said Junior. “Yes sir and he says he wants to speak to a man named Riku, I suppose that is the man over there”, “Does he have a blue-ish white outfit with a long white beard and a staff made of ice?” I asked.
“Yes he does”, “Fine I’ll go talk to him” I sighed. “I got up but then an immense amount of pain swelled up in my chest. “Riku! You’re still hurt, you need to take it easy” Alice said, “No I’m fine… sort of, I may need you for support, mainly as a crutch” I said with a chuckle. “Grr… meanie fine I’ll go” grumbled Alice.
I slumped over to the castle entrance to confront Areon, the Lord of Air. “Long time no see Alice, Riku” said Areon as be bowed, “No need to be so humble and it’s nice to see you after all these years.” I said with a smile. “Yes it has been a long time…”