The finale closes in fast. Is anyone ever really ready for the unexpected?
The Chronometal Wars
-THE FIRST WAR-
Chapter 5: A Plan’s Fruition
Part 3: Answers
Outside the building, the robot assault has finally been quelled, but something about this situation seems off...
Before anyone has a chance to react, giant balls of ice come crashing down, destroying countless buildings! Ice and sleet rip through the air as the sky comes falling down around them! The Powerpuff Girls jump to action to prevent a giant glacier from falling onto the people below and with help from Megas, they throw it off of the floating city.
As it falls they realize, the entire top half of the oceanic orb has come undone... but worse than that, they see why the robots have stopped coming!
They are all flying away from the city! Countless thousands of robots sprawl in all directions like a plague; the neighboring cities don’t stand a chance!
“W-We need to go after them... r-right?” Bubbles stutters, clueless and scared.
“I... I don’t know... we need to protect these people... but...” – “Don’t worry. I’ll get word to the other cities.” Lynn lets out, whipping out a semi-futuristic looking device on her wrist.
“Will that be enough?” – “It has to be. There’s no other option.” Blossom gulps and nods. “R-Right...”
The red sunset comes to a close as the last rays of light end.
Dexter marches up the stairs. His rage chokes him, barely being able to tear his way from killing each and every one of those Knights, as they lay unconscious. He has something more important to do... someone more important to kill.
His blade drags from his limp hand, sparking along the ground as his eyes refuse to regain color. His rage both consumes and guides him. He has all rational thought, but this kind of unbridled fury grants him what feels like immortality...
“Dexter... you have always been an angry child... but now is the time to control your anger. Now is the time to put it to a higher purpose.” Deedee whispers through the armor.
“My anger is what got you killed...” He says, while at the same time retaining his anger, slowly walking up the stairs to the final level.
“Dexter... Mandark was the one who killed me. Not you.” – “You’re wrong... he may have fired the gun, but I’m the one who loaded the bullet. Without my doing none of this would have ever happened.” – “Don’t talk like that- not now!” – “You misunderstand me... I am not going to stop. This kind of internal rage... that what I’ve done has spawned so much death around us... my source of anger is ME! I am my own worst enemy... I am my greatest power. Today, I put my self hatred to use. I will save this world and kill Mandark once and for all!”
He cleaves down the door to the roof and begins to climb.
“Wait... where’s Ruby? Where’s her mom?” Lynn asks, worried as she looks at the survivors.
“Ruby...? I don’t know. I didn’t see any children in the holding cells...” Bubbles responds, catching Lynn’s ears. She’s right. There was not a single child involved in any of this.
Then... where are they?
Lynn runs around the ruins of the city, now flooded in both magical water and the blood of those they failed to protect. The bodies of the people around them are gruesome, but it doesn’t seem like Ruby’s Mom was here. Lynn returns to the group.
“Any idea where the kids were taken?” – “Not just the kids... almost half of the people that were taken are unaccounted for.” – “You don’t think that... the exploding base...” Lynn hesitates to finish and shakes her head. “No... We can’t lose hope. We have to find them.”
Lynn casually walks back to the hole she crawled out of before, now widened by Megas’s intervention. Bubbles tries to stop her, but she can’t find the words. Instead, she runs down the hole with her.
(================================================)Dexter stands atop the highest building in Megaville. Looking right into the eyes of Micheal, who stands on top of a massive crystal with scythe drawn.
The giant worm that coiled up the building looms over the top of the building, its giant maw closed... for now.
“Welcome, Dexter.” – “SHUT THE HELL UP AND DIE!” He says as he brandishes his weapons and Micheal raises his hand as a gesture for him to stop.
“Surely, you want answers, first?” Dexter growls and lowers his weapon. His anger still so omnipresent that he can barely concentrate on anything other than ripping his throat out.
“WHY...?!” – “Why are we doing this? A fine question. Let me explain.” He says as he floats down off of the massive crystal that encompasses more than half of the entire roof area, scythe still drawn.
“Such a long time ago, I had a dream. More of a vision, really. A vision of the world in its perfect state. One both guided by and living for God.” – “YOU’RE INSANE!” Dexter roars as he grinds his teeth, but still holds himself back from attacking.
“Insane? Dexter... I have seen God myself. I have seen everything. I have seen the world before the light... the world without the light... and what happens if you resist me this day. The absolute darkness that awaits us all if you resist. Dexter... it’s not too late to turn back.”
“Turn back...?! TURN BACK?! Is that what this is to you?! Something I just have to ‘turn back’ from?! I will NEVER turn back, not again! I will fight you, I will beat you, I will kill you and I will fix all the damage you caused! The lives you have broken today scream for your blood, Micheal!”
“I see. Then I guess today is the day. I will bring this world into the light and nothing you can do here can possibly stop me- not with Model M on my side!” Micheal yells as the crystal ebbs a solid black color and Micheal glows gray and surges with power!
His scythe triples in size and becomes double bladed. The ice upon it morphs into steel and bone.
The entire floating island rumbles and quakes as the giant black aura over the building fades. The clouds in the sky churn and swirl around the pinnacle of the building.
The fight to decide the future of the world is about to begin.
The souls from the past... Deedee... Mandark... they serve the opposite sides once more. This time, it isn't a petty rivalry- it's an entire planet on the line! The final battle approaches and only one side can be victorious.