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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:52 am

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This page contains chapter 2 of Blossom, Dexter and Team Rowdyrough's side of The Second War.
This page also contains day 1 and 2 of Olga's side of The Second War.
This page also contains the End of Day 2.
This page also contains the Epilogue of the Second War.
This page also contains several mini-stories taking place after the Second War and during The Panic.


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The Chronometal Wars
-THE SECOND WAR-
Blossom’s Side
Chapter Two: The Road to Self Assurance
Part One: The Value of Life

Blossom wakes up in her bed. She’s not sure why, but after last night, she kind of wandered in here. She sits up and looks around. The sun is coming up. She looks at herself, still covered in the white armor with black accents. Her hair is still white... she is still wearing Model B.

“What the hell is even going on anymore...” – ‘Blossom?’ – “Oh, Bell... you’re up...” – ‘I don’t really sleep anymore... I’ve been up this whole time.’ Blossom pauses for a small moment.

“What do you do with all of that time?” She asks, not getting an immediate response. After a long pause, Bell finally responds.

‘Being a Chronometal allows me to see through time and space... I’ve been looking at the future a bit, but mostly the past... my past...’ – “Oh... looking upon it... favorably?” – ‘Not really... mostly just, remembering what ‘used’ to make me happy. My daddy and Susan...’ Blossom gets off of the bed and realizes she doesn’t feel dirty. She slept in a giant suit of bulky armor, but she still feels clean.

“I’m sorry this had to happen to you, Bell...” – ‘Don’t be. I’ve been looking over this too; it was my own fault this happened to me. I was blinded by my own sorrow; I wanted Susan back so bad that I put my own life at risk... now here I am.’ – “S-Still... I want to express that I know how hard this must be.” Blossom says, looking towards the rising sun.

‘I have so many regrets... but, being with you isn’t one of them, Blossom.’ Bell says through the armor, making Blossom almost blush.

“R-Really? Is that right?” – ‘It could have been anyone who came to see me in that building that day... people who could have ran off and left me to battle the Model M inside me, or people who would actually do what I said... Kill me... but you, Blossom...’ She says, the armor radiating a soft white glow.

‘You allowed me to hold on to life just a little longer. You convinced me that even this life is worth living. With this new found existence, I hope I can bury my regrets- maybe I can even say good bye to my daddy... but... I doubt it...’ She pauses a small moment. Speaking up again once Blossom rises to her feet.

‘Blossom?’ – “Yeah?” – ‘I’m sorry for what I’ve done in the past...’ Blossom smiles. “It’s okay, Bell. I forgive you. Let’s go see Fefnir.” She says, calmly walking out of the house and opening the door, the morning sunshine and cool breeze wafting over her.

She decides to walk to the Mountain, not fly. She could use the time to think.

“Maybe once all of this is over, we can find a way to set you free. Maybe allow you to go home again.” – ‘Is... that so?’ – “Yeah. No-one should be forced to live without their parents. I swear to you, Bell. Before this is over, I will set you free!” – ‘Don’t make promises you can’t keep...’ Bell says sadly.

“No, Bell. I promise. My reputation as a superhero, on my sisters’ life, on my own life- I swear to you, I will pay you back for this.” – ‘Th-Thanks Blossom...’

Before they know it, they are at the dusty mountain and they can hear someone next to the ruin. They run up and it’s none other than Fefnir tending to a kind of headstone.

“Fefnir...?” – “Blossom.” He says. He finishes carving one last thing into it and gets up.

“He was a good man, you know. He never trusted humans before, but along the lines, he met with those who did, certain individuals who made him appreciate all forms of life. He gave his life for you. Maybe it was out of emotion, maybe it was out of logic, but remember that he did it to save you. Never forget that.”

Blossom shakes her head. “I won’t, I promise.” – “Good...” He says, wiping his eyes clean. He turns over.

“I’m not sure if you realized it or not, but Dexter has been avoiding you. He told Harpuia that your involvement in this war could damn us all?” – “What?! Why would he do that?” – “I don’t know. He didn’t give me the details; we just bolted here as fast as possible after we heard you were in trouble. I’m glad we got here in time... but if Dexter came to help, Harpuia could still be alive...” Blossom looks away and clenches her fists.

“I’m not sure what to think of Dexter anymore. What is his problem?” – “I don’t know, but it’s time that you shined, Blossom. No hiding. Hiding is what got Harpuia killed. Never again! This world needs you even if Dexter doesn’t think so!” He nears Blossom and puts his hand to her chest.

“Wh-What are you doing...?” Blossom lets out, uncomfortable.

“There is a Model M inside you. I felt it, Harpuia felt it and even L felt it. There is a deep darkness inside you. I think you were the final piece to L’s puzzle which allowed him to reach full power.” – “But... this Model M is purified! It shouldn’t do those kinds of things...” – “There is no such thing as a pure Model M, Blossom. That’s what everyone here has to learn! Before this is over, your armor must be destroyed, or it will unleash even more Model Ms upon the world!”

Blossom looks away. She can feel Bell’s sadness. ‘It’s okay Blossom... I knew I would never see my daddy again anyway. I’ll be happy to help you save the world, even if one of the steps to saving it is destroying me.’

Blossom’s eyes go wide.

“NO!” She yells! “I will NEVER destroy Model B! I won’t let Bell down! She will see her father again, no matter what! I am not killing anyone to save this world! EVER! Bell is still a person and I will not destroy her! You got that?!” She barks at Fefnir, who stands there speechless.

“Stupid emotions...” He says, looking back over to the headstone. “Why did it have to be you of all people, Blossom? Why can’t you be the real hero type?” – “REAL Hero type?!” – “The kind that would sacrifice anything, anything, anyone to save the world.” He says looking back Blossom.

“Harpuia even sacrificed himself to save you, but it seems you don’t have the stomach to save this world.” – “WHAT DID YOU SAY?! Since when does saving the lives of innocent people make you weak?!” – “Since their lives endanger the lives of everyone else! That Model M is corrupt, whether you think so or not! No matter how hard we fight, Model M will live on so long as that armor of yours does! You keeping that armor on might as well be spitting on his grave...”

“You’re wrong!” She yells. “I will cherish Harpuia’s memory by saying that there will be no more senseless killing! I won’t let anyone else die! This war will end and you will see that even this Model M deserves to live!” Her armor glows a bright white, but she doesn’t falter. She continues to look Fefnir in the eyes.

“Harpuia gave his life to save me, all of me, who I was- now here I am! I am the person he died to save. I am not changing! If you want me to save this world, let me do it my way, the way Harpuia wanted!” Fefnir recoils. His face shows great anger, but he finally relents and sighs.

“You know what, Blossom?” – “What...?” – “You’re not half bad...” He says with a small smirk. He turns away from her and walks away. “Wait, where are you going?” – “There isn’t anything going on yet. We play the waiting game, now. If Model M is still out there, if the horrible future that has been foretold is out there... it will show itself.” He says, disappearing into the dust of the mountain.

“Fefnir...” – ‘Fefnir...’ They both say in unison.

Blossom walks over to the headstone and reads it.

“Here lies Harpuia.

He was a great guy. He used to hate humans, but he gave his life to save one.

Let it never be said that he wanted this to happen, but let it never be said that he was afraid to stand in opposition of it when its ugly head reared around the corner.

He will never be forgotten, his enemies will never be forgiven... Model M.

Rest in peace my friend, my brother, Harpuia.”
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:52 am

The Chronometal Wars
-THE SECOND WAR-
Blossom’s Side
Chapter Two: The Road to Self Assurance
Part Two: Burning Memories

Blossom remains at the mountain. She remains at the ruin. She remains at the grave. She’s been thinking.

So many people have died. Most if not all of the children of the city are still alive... and that’s good, but hundreds of people were killed. Why? She keeps asking herself. Why?

“Why?” She says out loud. “Why did they do this? They were preaching about being good guys, weren’t they? What kind of good guys would do this? I mean... Elly and Drax came back at the end and helped Dexter... but that was after they unleashed hell on the city and killed everyone in it!” She shakes her head, not making heads or tails of anything.

‘I don’t know, Blossom...’ – “Maybe... Fefnir knows. He was there, he helped Micheal do all of these horrible things. I have to know why.” She says, standing up and rubbing the dirt off of her armor. She looks up; the sun is almost at the highest point in the sky. The dusty wind has died down and Blossom soon realizes she has no idea where Fefnir even is.

“Bell; do you know where he is?” – ‘I could try to find him...’ She says before a big pause envelopes the conversation.

‘B-BLOSSOM...!’ – “What?!” – “FEFNIR’S IN DANGER!” She yells, tugging the back of Blossom’s mind to guide her in the direction she needs to go! Without even thinking, Blossom takes off and flies as fast as she can to the area she needs to be!

She flies over the city and feels something strange. Like there is a physical darkness beginning to envelope it... she does not know why. The clouds are already turning orange as if it were a sunset, but the sun isn’t anywhere near that point, yet.

She lands next to a forest- and it’s on fire! She begins to run in before someone catches her eye. She knows this person...!

“OLGA!” Blossom yells running to her as she’s collapsed on the ground. She shakes her awake and Olga looks into Blossom’s eyes. Before Blossom has a chance to say anything, Olga speaks up.

“The woods... Dexter... help...” She says before passing out. Blossom looks into the ever burning forest as more and more fires start. She flies Olga away from the fires and puts her on the park bench before flying into the forest.

She dodges fires over and over, nearly blinding her... before she stops... Bell knows what she’s thinking.

Blossom closes her eyes... and soon enough, she can see everything clearly!

She goes at top speed, avoiding everything and anything in her path with expert accuracy! She enters the center of the woods and comes into contact with what’s making this fire!

It’s Dexter... and Fefnir... fighting!

“Dexter, what are you doing?!” Blossom yells, forcing a reaction from Dexter. He looks over to her, but before he can speak Fefnir lands a keen punch on Dexter, knocking him out instantly.

Blossom looks up to Fefnir... there is something different about him. Something... very different. He looks like Drax, mixed WITH Fefnir... just like L was Micheal and Leviathan...

“F-Fefnir...?” She says timidly. He looks over to her. The entire forest is bathed in flame and all Fefnir can do is smile. “What... happened to you?” – “I was a fool to resist L... this power... this life; it truly is the next step!” – “No! You can’t be serious?! What about Harpuia?! He died to save us from this!”

Fefnir holds his stomach and laughs loudly, over and over again!

He wipes a comedy born tear from his eye and looks Blossom in hers.

“Oh, you will see that he has embraced it as well.” – “N-No!” Fefnir jumps into the flames and disappears from sight. All that’s left is a forest on fire and Dexter within the inferno. She picks him up and flies out.

She flies to where she left Olga, who is now semi-conscious. As soon as she puts Dexter down, she returns to the forest.

She takes a deep breath and blows cool air all over the burning trees, instantly frosting them to normal. She flies around the entire forest, putting fire after fire out... and after several hours, she’s finally done. The black smoke still rises from the trees that were still burned down, but the worst has been avoided.

She flies over to where she left Olga and Dexter... but neither are there! She looks around, but there is no sign of them... but there is a note. It’s in Dexter’s Handwriting.

“Get out of here, Blossom. We don’t need you.”

“What the hell is this?!” Blossom yells. “Did Dexter write this? I just saved his life!” She crumples the note and looks around, enraged. “What the hell is wrong with him...?!” She fumes and considers chasing him down... but something happens. She looks into the sky... and it’s even redder than before.

The darkness that was choking the city is growing ever deeper. “This feeling... it feels like Model M... but we destroyed it, right?” – ‘W-Well...’ Bell timidly responds.

“Well what?” – ‘There... was still SOME remaining... but now...’ – “But now what? Tell me!” – ‘Something happened... and it seems to be fully grown again. But not just that- it’s still growing!’ – “What?! Why didn’t you tell me?!” – ‘It didn’t seem like a big deal at the time. The Model M was sleeping... but something woke it up and it’s been growing faster than ever before! I’m sorry I didn’t tell you before.’

Blossom looks around the city. The people have started abandoning it... as they should.

She flies down to the people and strikes up some conversations.

“Do you have any idea what’s going on?” She asks random passersby. “No, but I’m getting out before something happens again. Forget this city; it’s time to abandon it.” – “Yeah, what he said!” People move out of the city in droves. The people have had it; there is no point to repair or protect such a doomed city anymore.

Blossom completely understands, but she is filled with so many conflicting emotions right now. She looks over to the inner city and there are still people rebuilding. Not everyone is leaving... not everyone has a place to go.

This darkness worries her and she finds herself compelled to go to the orphanage. She flies over as fast as she can and lands in front of it... and her worst fears have come true.

People are even abandoning the orphanage...!

She goes to enter the building as a man comes out of it. Blossom stops in her tracks and looks him in his green eyes. He looks so familiar... The man’s eyes go wide and he runs away very fast. His green clothing also sends Blossom a signal, but she can’t get a good read on who he was supposed to be. She shakes her head and continues in.

More and more people are packing up and leaving, conversations are being struck up by the people who are leaving.

“Look, I’m sorry- but I can’t stay here, I have my own family to look after. Please take all my bottled water and... these toys I found. It’s all I can do...” – “No, I understand... be safe.” The Orphanage caretaker says sadly. The man leaves the building leaving Blossom with the caretaker.

“Oh, it’s you! Blossom! Your timing couldn’t be better!” He yells happily. She nods and realizes this is the most important place she can be right now.

If something horrible starts up, she needs to be here to defend as many people as possible. She wonders to herself...

“When is this ever going to end?”

She doesn't care about Dexter anymore or whatever his problem is. She doesn't care about petty villains anymore. She knows what she is. She is Blossom. She is a protector of the people. She will stay here. She will protect these people, no matter what.
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:00 am

The Chronometal Wars
-THE SECOND WAR-
Blossom’s Side
Chapter Two: The Road to Self Assurance
Part Three: The Chosen Fighter; B

Blossom has spent over an hour in this orphanage now. She has sufficiently charged the generators on the upper level, distributed water to the kids, rocked several babies to sleep... but everyone is getting restless... including Blossom.

The sky is starting to burn. What looked like an early sunset is turning into a bleeding horizon. The clouds are turning brown and sickly... Blossom does not know what is causing this.

The air is acrid and reeks of impending death, she can smell Model M on the wind, but the people can’t... but even they have that gut feeling.

Out of the blue, the caretaker shows up behind Blossom. She turns around and notices he is wearing a pained face.

“Blossom... I know what you feel; a lot of the adults have reported feeling it as well... I know you think we should run, I do too... but we can’t. We can’t move all of the kids at once, especially the infants. We have no choice... we have to stay, Blossom.” – “I know... I’ll stay with you guys, I promise.” She says, looking out the window.

“I haven’t felt anything ominous out there in a while... I don’t know why. It looks so evil out there, but it’s lying still for now...” – “Blossom...” The caretaker says, causing Blossom to look back again.

“You know who you are... I know who you are, we all know.” Blossom seems confused, before he smiles and continues.

“Blossom, you are a hero, not a security guard. Your place is out there, not here...” – “But, I...” She pauses. She knows he’s right, Blossom is far more useful on the battlefield, but she knows that she can’t abandon them. She closes her eyes and goes deep into thought, but he won’t let her. He puts his hands on her shoulders causing her eyes to open.

“Blossom... you know what you have to do. Your destiny is out there. Your place is at Dexter’s side... he will remember... I’m sure he needs help now more than ever. Please, we’ll be fine, you have to go.” Blossom gently pries his hands off her shoulders and sighs.

She walks down the hall and nears the front door. But before she leaves, she turns her head back with a serious face.

“At the first sign of trouble, signal me. Okay?” He merely nods and smiles. “Goodbye Blossom... and good luck!”

She steps outside and is engulfed in a darker energy than she thought before. Even the ground is starting to crawl with dark mist, just like with the Model M fragment Dexter brought back from the First War. This entire city seems to be corrupted by Model M, but Blossom can’t even see what’s causing it.

She flies around the city, trying to find what’s causing this before something catches her eye. It seems to be a green ball of swirling energy next to the mountain ruin.

‘Blossom...’ Bell chimes in. ‘You know what’s down there, don’t you?’ Blossom merely gulps. She knows the possibility, but she knows what she must do.

‘I’m with you...!’ Bell lets out words of encouragement, as if they were going into their final battle...

Blossom lands next to the viridian orb of unstable energy and approaches it. The wind inside swirls faster than she thought physically impossible... it’s as if a small galaxy were inside!

Two black eyes peer through the orb...

The orb explodes, but does not cause wind or recoil, instead all energy floods into the being the orb was around. A tall feminine looking man towers over Blossom. Green bladed armor and small wings. Bigger than L, that’s for sure. She can tell from the features that it is essentially the same thing as L though...

“Harpuia and Elly...” She says, drawing her saber.

“Blossom... how nice of you to come...” Twisted voices of Harpuia and Elly let out. They draw their two purple blades as usual, but a Thunderlance also dances around them, controlled by the winds.

H has three weapons!

“We don’t have to fight!” Blossom yells. “That is where you are wrong! Everything has been building up to this moment... the true Model M’s awakening is at hand... all it needs is a few more surges of emotion and it will TRULY awaken! So come, Blossom... give me your best shot! Live or die, you have already lost!” H yells launching its thunder lance at Blossom!

She blocks it with her weapon and reflects it back, but H catches it in a whirlwind and returns it to his arsenal. “Is that all you got?” It yells as he instantly appears behind Blossom in a thunderbolt! H jabs its two purple blades to impale Blossom, but she jumps above him and strikes down onto his head!

However, the strike only causes him to disperse into an electrical storm that Blossom gets caught in! She struggles to stand up; her armor is beginning to lock up! She grits her teeth and looks outside the storm. H’s black eyes glare through the storm, so dark even the shadows around them grow dimmer.

“It’s over, Blossom. YOU’VE LOST!” It yells as it conjures a gigantic thunder lance the likes of which she has never seen before! It towers several stories high and it spears down on her! There is no possible way she could run from this...!

‘Blossom... Harpuia gave you his blessing... use it!’ Bell yells through the armor!

Blossom has no idea what she’s talking about but she yells the first thing that comes to mind-

“WINDBURST!” She yells, engulfing the entire mountain in an explosion of wind, blowing even the giant lance away! H stands in awe of the attack. Blossom has completely blown away even the electric storm.

She pants and gasps, the storm having taken a lot from her, but she’s finally able to stand again.

“Har... pui... ya...!” She pants as she extends her hands to her sides, electricity building in them! H relents, the power of the attack is apparent even before she launches it.

“YOU... ARE NOT... HARPUIA!” She yells as she unleashes all of her energy into a condensed attack on H! Her natural red energy combining with the electricity to form a red laser that completely obliterates H’s armor!

“GAHHH!” It yells, blood and armor fragments spilling to the ground... H has been knocked down and out in a single hit! She gasps and pants, taking a knee as H’s body hits the ground and spasms.

But, the last thing she expected to hear happens... it’s laughing... Elly and Harpuia are laughing through coughs of blood.

The ground begins to rumble...! “Wh-What’s going on?!” – “HAHA... HA... HA*Cough*AAA... AHAHA... HA!” Blood pours from his mouth and his wound and his eyes begin to close.

“Not only have I fallen... we have all fallen... it’s over... you’re doomed... Your world... shall... end...” He says as his eyes close forever and his energy burns away into a strange looking shell. A green armor that casually begins to float over to Megaville.

But the ground begins to rumble more and more! It feels like an earthquake! But then Blossom sees something. Something black just fired out of the ground... then another...

And another!

Giant black crystals are flying out of the ground and forming above Megaville!

“Oh my god...!” Blossom says as it begins to grow ever more massive! Wind begins to whip up and the red sky and sickly clouds begin to spin around this giant meteor looking thing.

More and more crystals fly out of the ground and coat the sky with a darkening mist.

Blossom clenches her hands and they begin to tremble...

“This will never end, will it...?” She says, before flying off to the meteor.
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:26 pm

The Chronometal Wars
-THE SECOND WAR-
Dexter’s Side
Chapter Two: Abandonment
Part One: Forgotten Emotions

Last night filled Dexter with so many conflicting emotions. He loves Blossom, but he remembers how he has felt for Olga after all this time. He turns his head over to look at her, asleep.

Last night they both walked back to the ruin... Dexter hasn’t been to sleep yet... and if the rising sun is any indication, he won’t get any today either.

Harpuia is dead. Dexter, Olga, Deedee and even Phantom felt it and shared a moment of sorrow and silence for their fallen friend. He was a warrior, so it was inevitable that he would die young... but they had just met. Dexter’s soul is getting heavy, this war is starting to affect him in ways he wish it wouldn’t... it’s making him jaded to death and despair.

‘Dexter?’ – “Oh, Deedee... y-you scared me...” Dexter says, having been sitting in this dimly lit room from sundown to sunup without as much as a word being exchanged between anyone.

‘Blossom is getting more and more involved in this event... if you are going to stop her, now is the time, before it’s too late...’ Deedee says, to Dexter’s surprise. “So you... approve of me abandoning her?” – ‘What I think doesn’t really matter anymore. There aren’t any options left. If Mandark is right- then we have to stop her soon.’ Dexter sighs.

He gets up and walks over to the cloth door, but he looks back to Olga sleeping in her makeshift bed. He is thinking very hurtful thoughts to himself and Deedee picks up on it.

‘You don’t think she’s being sincere...?’ – “She’s spent so much time fighting to get Mandark back... I didn’t think she would give up on her dream this easily...” – ‘You don’t trust her?’ He sighs and walks out of the door. “No. I don’t. She’s my friend and I love her... but she has done so much evil already... how CAN I trust her?” Deedee doesn’t respond. Dexter shakes his head and begins to fly off slowly.

“Even if she can be trusted to never do it again, who’s to say that what she’s already done wasn’t enough? What if the ramifications of her past actions will still cause more death and destruction?” Dexter says, looking to the near future. ‘Dexter...’ Deedee mopes, catching his ear. “Deedee? What’s wrong?”

‘It hurts to see you so mistrusting of people, so jaded... so... disconnected.’ – “W-What?” – ‘These wars are doing terrible things to you... once this is over... you should stop.’ – “Stop...? What...?” – ‘You are a good person, brother... but I don’t want you to sacrifice who you are to save this world! Too many people have done that already!’ – “I don’t know what you’re talking about...!” Deedee sighs.

‘Just... promise me you won’t do anything you will regret...’ Dexter looks over to the morning horizon.

“I already regret so much... making Blossom leave- making her hate me will be another. Thanks for your worry, but it’s not required. I’m fine; I’m used to living life one disappointment and regret at a time. I’ve just been really good at hiding it... even from you.”

Dexter sighs and lands on the ground to get some fresh air and thinking time. He enters the Megaville forest and simply walks around, left only to his thoughts. The sunlight being filtered through the leaves give this place a very peaceful feeling.

This place is usually crawling with people, picnickers, hikers, kids- everyone. But there isn’t a single person. Megaville is a seemingly dead city now. He does see one person in these woods though. It seems to be a young man with blonde hair dressed in bluish clothing. He’s messing around with a small crater, the one where the Model M crystal was once.

Model M is something evil and dangerous... Dexter thinks as to what his intentions could be, be it idle curiosity... or something deeper.

“Hey, what are you doing?” Dexter asks directly. The young man responds, but doesn’t look at Dexter.

“Researching something, now go away please.” – “You aren’t researching... M... are you?” Dexter asks, claiming a response from him this time. He freezes in place for a small moment before looking back. At first he almost seems shocked to see who Dexter was, but he rises to his feet and reclaims a calm demeanor.

“I’m... with the military. I’m researching what happened here. Model M, Chronometals, Biosymbiotes... those kinds of things.” – “Well if you even know their names you seem to already be well informed on the subject.” Dexter says with a hint of mistrust in his voice which the man immediately picks up, straightening up his clothing.

“I assure you, we are on the same side here. We are working with the government to find out who did this, how and why.” – “If you are indeed so well informed and working with the government... you should know who I am.” – “Of course... you’re Dexter.” – “What gave me away, my giant suit of armor or my long locks of blonde hair?” Dexter asks, incredibly suspicious. The man doesn’t catch onto what he’s implying at first, but then he does and he turns his face around and begins to think.

“You knew me from a glance, but I don’t even look half like this normally! I never wear suits of armor- my hair is actually red... I’m not even wearing Glasses! WHO ARE YOU?!” Dexter yells, going into a battle stance.

“What’s the big idea? Who cares how I know who you are? Does it matter?” – “Not a single government agent has even seen me since all of this started... they have been avoiding this city like the plague! Not even a single one has entered the city in the past week! Yet here you are the first one I’ve seen since this all began and you already know who I am and what I look like? I’m not fucking buying it, tell me who you are or you’re going down!”

The man looks down, seemingly sad at first, but he begins to laugh a small bit.

“Not bad, Dexter, you’re as smart as they say, ‘Boy Genius.’ Maybe I can formally introduce myself.” He says, looking back up.

“I am Boomer, of the Rowdyrough Boys, but I was not lying before- we ARE government agents and we ARE looking over what happened here... but that’s not all. We are so well informed because we came here on reconnaissance... avoiding detection and gathering as much information as fast as possible as informally as possible.” His face shows a more serious look now.

“But that was for one purpose. We are also here to kill those responsible. All of them. We are a kill-squad, Dexter.” Dexter’s face scrunches up. “Kill squad... Do you know who caused this yet?” – “The Knights. All of them are dead save Olga, who we are working with.” – “W-Working with?!” Dexter spits out, confusing Boomer.

“What’s wrong? Was it something I said?” – “Just how are you working with her, TELL ME?!” Boomer takes on a more hostile stance now.

“She’s guilty of killing hundreds, thousands of innocent people. I gave her a chance to run but she has chosen to stay. We gave her a deal- and if she follows through with it, prison seems like a better alternative to death, yes?” – “Why you...!” – “What is this? Do you care for this mass murderer? Enough to get in the way of hand-picked government assassins?” – “You aren’t fucking touching Olga- and that’s the end of that!” Dexter yells, imposing over Boomer.

“You are in no position to tell us what to do, Dexter. Besides, I think it’s in your best interest to get Blossom out of these wars, not fight with us.” – “How did you-“ – “We know a lot, Dexter. But I didn’t lie about us being on the same side. Think about what I’ve said. Olga is guilty... you know it to be true.” Boomer says before flying away. At this point, Dexter isn't even surprised that guy can fly.

Dexter has half a mind to chase him down and force feed him his D-Saber, but resists the urge. He merely stands there in the forest, fists clenched.

“Olga... Blossom...”
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:07 pm

The Chronometal Wars
-THE SECOND WAR-
Dexter’s Side
Chapter Two: Abandonment
Part Two: Fires of the Heart

Dexter stands there in the forest, utterly at a loss as to what to do. He notices the air seems a little thicker than normal. He looks up only to notice the sky is showing signs of a sunset... which he finds odd. The sun is still high in the sky...

He turns around and begins to walk away from this Model M born crater before he feels something weird. Something familiar... but it’s dark now. Like what he is feeling is the very embodiment of a disappointment.

“I don’t know who you are or what you’ve done... but if you don’t leave, you’re dead.” – “Funny... you think you can take me on.” A familiar twist of voices lets out.

Dexter turns around and furrows his brow.

“F...” He says under his breath.

A being, very tall and clad in reddish orange armor stands over Dexter, casting a long shadow. His fists are inside giant claws that vaguely resemble magnetic clamps. His face twists into a toothy grin. His teeth grind together and cause a small spark to fly off to somewhere far away. His face has red dreadlocks spilling over it like Drax, but his eyes show a distinct lack of humanity.

“What happened to you...?” – “L. H. They showed me the way. They were stronger than me, faster than me- now here I am. My destiny and yours are linked. At least make it fun in your final hours, Dexter.” His twisted voices let out.

Before Dexter realizes it, the forest is already on fire! Did that small insignificant spark cause this...?!

F walks over to Dexter and spreads his arms out in an inviting gesture.

“Oh, come now. Blossom will be dead shortly- as will those assassins, the Rowdyroughs. Don’t fight it; all will know only darkness in the end. Do yourself a solid and get out while the getting’s good.” – “Get real.” Dexter spits, drawing his saber.

However... right as he draws his weapon, Olga shows up on the outskirts of the battle.

“O-Olga?! GET OUT OF HERE!” Dexter yells! “Too late!” F roars, charging her down. Dexter musters all his strength and speed to intercept and hold off F, but it’s not enough!

“Get out of here- now!” – “I’m not helpless Dexter, let me-“ She tries to say as a gout of flame spits from the inferno and blankets her in fire! “NO!” – “She had her chance to run... and so did YOU!” F yells, picking Dexter up and slamming him to the ground, causing a small crater to form where he was dropped. F slams his boot down towards Dexter’s head, but he holds it with both hands and manages to overpower his stance and cause him to fall backwards!

Dexter rushes to his feet and runs over to Olga. She is unconscious from the flames. He picks her up and runs through the forest.

“Oh sure, run away. Just know that once this entire forest is lit in flames, I will absorb the heat and kill you anyway! Run away little man, RUN AWAY!” He taunts as Dexter runs as fast as he can out of the burning woods. He reaches the outskirts and thinks about the possibility of an even stronger F.

He reluctantly puts Olga on the ground outside of the woods and makes sure she is fine.

“She is fine... Go!” Phantom yells from the armor. “R-Right!” Dexter runs back into the forest. It’s catching more on fire by the second. This kind of fire cannot be natural...

He runs back in and sees F floating just above the ground, absorbing flames into his body. His armor is already a searing red, but his eyes are growing black...

Dexter draws his sword yet again, but F isn’t paying him any mind.

“What are you waiting for?!” Dexter yells.

“We aren’t alone...” F whispers. “WHO GIVES A DAMN?!” Dexter yells, charging F down.

He parries each attack expertly and Dexter is suddenly feeling like this was a really bad idea.

“Not yet...” F whispers... “The show has yet to begin...”

“Dexter, what are you doing?!” Blossom yells, forcing a reaction from Dexter. He looks over to her, but before he can speak Fefnir lands a keen punch on Dexter, knocking him out instantly.

... ... ... ... ...

What feels like hours pass and Dexter wakes up with a pounding head. He shakes his head and notices that the fires in the forest are being put out by Blossom. He looks to his left to see that Olga is on the bench with him. She is coughing up smoke... but she seems alright.

Dexter thinks on the situation and he can’t help but wear an angry face. Olga notices that Dexter is up and attempts to talk to him- but he speaks first.

“Blossom... she saved my life. What if I was meant to die...? What if what she’s doing now is what he told me to prevent...” – “What? Who?” – “Olga. We need to leave. We need to get Blossom out of these wars.” – “I... uh...” – “Do you have anything to write on?” – “W-Well...”

‘Here.’ Deedee says as a piece of paper fizzles into appearance in a crackle of light. At first Dexter seems astonished, but he merely chuckles and shakes his head. “Convenient...” He says under his breath.

He takes a pen out of his pocket and writes something down.

Short.

Sweet.

To the point.

“Get out of here Blossom. We don’t need you.” He throws the paper onto the bench in a huff.

“Do you really think that will work...?” Olga asks. Dexter is sure it won’t, but he needs to get his point across. If Blossom was mad before, this may tip her over the edge.

By next they meet, Dexter will apply the final blow... should it come to that.

“It’s fine. Let’s go, we have no time to waste. F could be anywhere!” Dexter grabs Olga by the hand and runs across the town before breaking into flight and flying back to the ruins of Mandark’s Lab. A base of sorts if nothing else.

Before Dexter walks in, he notices the sky is starting to burn red.

“What the hell is going on...? How long has it been this red?” – “It started getting redder after you woke up...” – “Well... I feel better now.” He looks up, noticing the sky’s coloration isn’t getting any deeper at the moment. Odd.

Dexter walks into Olga’s base, but pauses. He notices that Olga isn’t following him in. “Olga...? Are you coming?”

... ... ... ... ...

“Olga?” Dexter asks, before leaving the room. As he steps out, his eyes go wide.

It’s Boomer and two other men, one with red accents and one with green accents!

“I fucking knew it...!” The red one speaks up. He points to Dexter as if in judgment.

“Dexter! You are a danger to this world. Surrender or die!”
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:10 am

The Chronometal Wars
-THE SECOND WAR-
Dexter’s Side
Chapter Two: Abandonment
Part Three: Dexter against the World

Dexter stands utterly confused just outside of Olga’s base.

Three men, the Rowdyrough boys, a government sanctioned hit-squad are staring him down and calling for his surrender or a fight.

“I don’t know what you are talking about, GUY, but I’m not a danger to anyone! After all, aren’t we on the same side?” Dexter says, going into a battle stance, drawing his weapon.

“The side that wishes to save the world. Yes, well, several hours ago we WERE on the same side.” Boomer says and continues. “That was before we realized what you were doing. Now we are here to cut you down and prevent it!” – “What the hell are you talking about?!” Dexter yells, enraged.

The wind around them begins to grow thick again and the skies begin to spin around them.

“Brick, it’s happening again!” The green one says to the red one. “Enough of this! Dexter! Are you aware of what you are doing? Are you aware that these events are being directly caused by you?” – “What?! No, wait, what?!” Dexter lets out, confused.

‘Dexter...?! Are you okay?’ Deedee asks through his armor, but he grabs his head as a flood of dark feelings enters him. His eyes squint shut through the pain as the ground begins to rumble. Brick growls and walks over to Olga and grabs her by her chest armor and holds her up!

“We know you are doing this...! STOP IT!” He lets out. Olga merely dangles there with a smug smile across her face.

“There’s nothing you can do about it.” She says simply.

“W-What are you guys... t-talking about...!” Dexter says, his head hurting more and more before the pain forces him to his knees. Emotion throbs through his being and he is chained to the ground by pain and fear!

“WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME?!” He roars out, scratching the pavement!

A deep surge of energy is felt nearby...

Two beings, one blue and one red crash into this battle and before he knows it, Dexter snaps out of this stupor... as if a switch was just turned off in his body! He looks over to the red being-

“F!” He yells out, rising to his feet, his teeth showing sharply!

“Micheal!” Brick yells out, looking at the blue being here. The being he just spoke to flips his hair and looks down on him.

“We aren’t here for you, boys. Run along and let us kill Dexter, now.” – “Yeah right! What are the chances that you would all show up here when Dexter was at his weakest? This was a damn setup- and you are going to tell us everything!” Brick and the other two boys charge the blue being down and quickly disappear from sight.

Olga slowly walks away from Dexter and F. “OLGA?! Where are you going?!” – “If you survive, follow me.” She says cryptically before disappearing into a stray fog. Dexter growls and turns his head back over to F.

The ground rumbles and the sky burns. The air is hard to breathe and the being in front of him is more powerful than ever...!

“The stage has been set; the actors have had time to rehearse! The final act is about to begin!” F yells out, turning his claws into double bladed swords dripping with liquid flame! Fire spins around them and F breaks into a small smile.

“I believe we were at- this part!” F yells as he charges Dexter down who musters all of his energy to simply not get hit! He dodges near the wall of spinning fire and is flashed away by the fire! He crawls off of the ground and back to his feet.

“Is that all you got? I want to at least have some fun!” – “Don’t screw with me!” Dexter growls. “If I didn’t, you would already be dead! We just need a LITTLE more emotion from you; Dexter... then all we need is your broken body to finish our plan!” – “JUST SHUT UP ALREADY!” Dexter yells, pulling out his D-Rifle and shooting lightning rounds off at F!

They travel at the speed of light and hit with the power of a thunderbolt, but F seems completely unaffected! The deep fires spinning around them burn endlessly and close in on Dexter! He is forced to move dangerously close to F who doesn’t even move.

Dexter’s rage builds to uncontrollable levels! He is tired of being messed with and being underestimated!

“F... you are going to wish you killed me!” – “There it is! There’s that anger we’ve been looking for!” F laughs as the ground begins to rumble more and more!

Dexter throws his gun to the ground and holds his two hands in front of him in a ball shape. F seems a little confused but simply shrugs it off.

“What is that, huh? Your ‘secret attack?’ Well give me all you got- I’m fucking immortal!” – “No-one is immortal...!” – “Touched by Model M? Yeah, I’m immortal, kid.” – “Model M... Biosimbiotes... all powered by the same thing...” Dexter says as a white energy builds in his hands.

“Oh yeah? And I take it you know what that is?” – “I know what it isn’t...” He says as he raises his rage filled eyes to meet with F’s.

“It isn’t something that CAN CONTROL ME! PRISMATIC FLASH!” He yells as a white energy explodes outward and engulfs F and the firestorm! He raises his arms to block the attack, but puts them down after a while. The firestorm is gone but F is completely fine!

“HA! Your stupid attack didn’t do anything! You lose, little man!” He taunts, before noticing Dexter is walking over to him. “What the hell is this? You got a death wish?” Dexter does not respond. He draws his saber and continues to walk towards F with death in his eyes.

“Hatred... Fear... Love... all parts of the same whole. All parts of what make me human and what makes Model M catastrophic...” – “What are you getting at?” – “When the emotions are combined, it is like the color spectrum. If you have too much rage all you can see is red... but when all of your emotions are balanced- you see white.“ F raises an eyebrow.

Dexter is almost to melee range of F and F can do nothing but laugh. “Okay, if you have it all figured out- you have the first attack. Go on, I won’t even block.” – “Bad idea. Block.” – “No, I insist.” – “Make it worth my while.” Dexter says with a smug smile. “Ha, alright... I’ll put up ONE arm. See if you can break through that.”

Dexter fiddles with his sword as even it begins to glow a white color.

“You know... I’ve been curious for a while now. Why you didn’t kill me in the woods... why the sky was burning... why the ground is rumbling...” – “Get on with it!” – “And what the Rowdyroughs told me... it all makes sense now... you are using me. Using my emotions. They are giving you all strength.” – “SHUT UP AND HIT ME!”

Dexter casually raises his sword above him to strike down, but not without speaking a few more words.

“But I won’t let you use me any longer. NOT ANYMORE!” He yells and slices down with his sword. F laughs and barely puts any effort into blocking, being so sure of himself.

Dexter’s sword strikes down so hard that it rips savagely through his arm and gets into and gets stuck in F’s chest cavity!

“GAHHHHH?!?! WHAT THE FUCK?!” He yells, his hand falling to the ground and a beam saber stuck in his body! Dexter merely looks into his fear filled eyes.

“My emotions are mine. Not yours... and so are the flames.” – “N-No!” – “Goodbye.”

Dexter ignites his saber and twists it inside of F causing a flash-firestorm! His body is instantly engulfed and his broken and burnt body falls to the ground with a lifeless thump. Dexter sighs and turns around to view the city. What he sees doesn’t even surprise him at this point.

Crystals are forming above the city and becoming a massive meteor-like creation. F’s burnt body forms into an orange shell that casually floats off to the giant meteor.

Dexter lets it pass and he walks towards the city.

“My emotion caused this... but who caused my emotion to cause this? Was it... Olga, like that guy said? Regardless, it was too late for me to do anything worth-while.” He says looking at the meteor. “Far too late...” He walks off again, thinking about what Olga said.

“I survived, Olga. Now I’m going to find you... and you are going to tell me everything you know!”
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:45 pm

The Chronometal Wars
-THE SECOND WAR-
Team Rowdyrough’s Side
Chapter Two: Answers
Part One: Rebound

The sun rises and all three of the boys have found themselves without sleep for one reason or another.

Brick bounces a ball against a wall over and over. Not so much in thought as he is passing time. He is in the middle of the city, with a strange look on his face as he continues to bounce this ball. He knows something bad is about to happen.

There are Model Ms buried all around the city. They seem to be dormant... for now. But if something were to awaken them, Brick shudders to imagine what would happen.

He looks over to the city and the scared people within it. He cares for these people, although he has never met them before in his life. His time spent with Brisbaine taught him well. He keeps up a tough face, but Brick knows he is a changed man.

But be it through pride born of a rivalry or duty to the people, he knows that he has to detain or kill the Powerpuff Girls, at least Buttercup, who has direct connections to a plot to kill people using a strange chemical.

He laughs at the irony of the situation. Less than 8 years ago, this situation would have been completely flipped. Brick and the rest of the Rowdyroughs being on the side of lawlessness, while the Powerpuffs play the hero game. It’s almost surreal how much has changed in so little time. Yet here Brick stands, bouncing his ball and worrying about the future.

There is nothing he can do now. His knowledge of what may or may not happen is useless right now. Besides, it seems like the people of the city are taking the hint.

Looking around, he notices people are leaving in large groups. They are abandoning the city. Smart move. He catches the ball and puts it in his pocket.

“It’s about time I paid Olga a visit.”

(Boomer)

Boomer stands on top of a tall building in Megaville, overlooking the city. He is in his military clothing, not civilian. He doesn’t know why, but something is irking him.

Today feels a little different than yesterday. The sunshine doesn’t feel as soothing as it should. The wind feels a little weaker than usual too. It feels like the Earth is just having a bad day, which is very odd.

He looks over to the ruin and notices that Brick is going to visit Olga. Boomer remembers something important and flies over to him.

“Brick, wait!” – “Boomer? What is it?” Boomer lands by Brick and stops him from moving forward.

“Olga has company this morning.” – “Company...?” – “It’s Dexter. He visited her last night and hasn’t come out since.” Brick looks over to the ruin and sighs.

“I see.” Brick says before noticing something. The cloth door is being flipped open! “DOWN...!” He yells in a hush tone.

Dexter walks out of the building. He’s talking to himself.

“No. I don’t. She’s my friend and I love her... but she has done so much evil already... how CAN I trust her?” After a short delay, Dexter shakes his head and begins to fly off slowly.

After he is out of sight, Boomer and Brick rise from the rubble.

“Who was he talking to...?” Brick says to himself. Boomer pauses and picks his words. “Boomer, what is it?” – “I’ve been talking with civilians since last night and getting their side of this event.” – “Yeah? And?” He looks up with a strange look in his eyes.

“You may not believe this... but I think he’s talking to his dead sister, Deedee.” Brick pauses and thinks to himself.

“Well... if this entire event was to get Mandark back from the dead; it wouldn’t be too farfetched to say that Deedee is also back.” – “Not just back, I think she’s the armor Dexter is wearing.” Brick looks over to Boomer with a shocked look in his eyes.

“What is going on in these wars...?!” He begins to walk over to the rubble, before once again being stopped by Boomer. “Let me go in first.” – “Oh, uh, okay?” Brick says, confused.

Boomer walks through the cloth door to notice Olga is just now waking up. She looks into Boomer’s eyes with anger burning in her own. She isn’t fully dressed. She seems to be wearing dark purple sleeping clothes.

“Sorry, but it’s that time. I notice you have stayed. I take it you have friends now?” – “Blow it out your ass.” – “I’m trying to help you, you know.” – “I said before, I don’t NEED your help!” – “No, but you may need Dexter’s. Maybe even Blossom’s.”

Boomer stands tall and turns around, beckoning Brick in.

Brick at first seems like he doesn’t have much to say, which makes Boomer feel awkward. Olga sighs and chuckles a small bit at how pathetic these two are being. She begins to rise from her bed.

“Are you both done being idiots? Don’t even have a plan for me for today?” – “Sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up Olga. I know what you’re planning to do.” Brick says out of nowhere, surprising even Boomer.

He leans on the wall with a strange emotion burning in his eyes, looking straight into Olga’s.

“I overheard everything you said yesterday... and everything you and Boomer have been saying as well.” – “B-Brick...! It’s not-“ – “Chill out Boomer, this isn’t even about that, although now I understand the situation a lot better because of it. You have always been soft hearted, brother.” – “Brick...?”

He looks over to Boomer.

“That’s not a bad thing. I’ve been doing some thinking this morning. We aren’t the bad guys anymore. Before this is over, dare I say we may even be called heroes?” He looks back over to Olga and regains an aggressive demeanor.

“But that is not what I’m talking about. Olga was talking with Phantom last night. You did something to Dexter... what was it...?” – “Wouldn’t you like to know?” Olga spits.

“Don’t play GAMES with me girl!” – “Or what? You’ll kill me? Go ahead.” She says with a smug grin across her face. Brick growls and considers beating this killer within an inch of her life, but remembers what he’s become.

“No. I won’t kill you. Heroes don’t kill enemies that could be detained in other ways. But I’m confused... to what end are you betraying Dexter? I understand that our deal was that you would lead him into a trap... but something tells me that you aren’t doing this for “us” anymore.”

Olga furrows her brow and rises to her feet. She walks over to her Biosimbiote and equips it in front of them. They had plenty of time to stop her, but they let her do it.

She is fully equipped and looks over. To their surprise, she seems to almost be smiling.

“I fight for myself. Not for you. Though in the end, Dexter will be lured into a trap. Isn’t that what you wanted all along? Now out of my way, I have a trap to spring.” She commands, walking towards the door. Boomer walks out of the way, but Brick stays in the doorway.

She walks near him and when he doesn’t move away, she looks up into his eyes.

“I don’t know what you’re planning, Girl. But remember... we’re watching.” He moves out of her way and with a sneer, she walks out of the room.

Brick looks over to Boomer. “Where the hell is Butch?”
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:53 pm

The Chronometal Wars
-THE SECOND WAR-
Team Rowdyrough’s Side
Chapter Two: Answers
Part Two: Roundabout

“This has gone on long enough.” Brick says out of nowhere. He looks over to Boomer as they begin to leave the ruined base. “It’s obvious she’s up to something. I’ll follow her. But... there’s something I want you to do, Boomer.” He says.

“What is that?” – “Whatever she’s going to do... I don’t like it. It must involve Model M, she talked about reviving it last night. I want you to go to everywhere Model M has been spotted. I’ll put it in your device.” Brick says, fiddling with Boomer’s wrist device. Boomer looks at it afterward.

There are three locations. A windmill, a factory and a forest.

“I’ll get right on it.” Boomer says without another second to waste. Brick furrows his brow and looks into the sky.

“Boomer was right... today does feel a little weird...”

(Butch)

With arms tired, he finally stops powering all of the generators at once and takes a breather. This place is well powered now, but due to the faulty wiring, it would still lose all power in a matter of minutes. He looks at his wrist device and gets an idea.

He walks down the stairs and looks around. He notices there are loose wires sticking out of the cracked walls giving off large amounts of electricity. Out of nowhere, he rips into his device and completely obliterates it. He takes some of the wiring out and attaches it to the bare cables sticking out of the walls.

He does this several times. Surprisingly, he’s very good at this. In a couple hours’ time, this entire level is stable. He notices the lights are flickering again so he heads back up to the top level to power the generators, but he’s stopped by the caretaker.

“Did... did you do this?” He asks timidly. Butch turns around with a smirk. “Yep. This level is fixed up, but I don’t think I have enough to fix the third or first floors...” – “Oh, that’s quite alright... you’ve done enough.” – “No, I insist. I can do more-“ – “No, I mean it... it’s time for you to go.” The caretaker says bluntly.

Butch turns around with confusion on his face.

“What do you mean?” – “I’ve talked about it with the other people in this building... and we’ve all agreed. Having a member of the criminal group The Rowdyrough Boys so close to so many children is... not good.” – “I already told you, we went legit! We’re good guys now!” – “If you really are a ‘good guy,’ Butch... you would understand why you have to leave.”

Butch looks into his eyes. He’s stalwart about this, but he can tell from his body language that he is actually scared.

He’s scared of Butch, as if he really were still a criminal...

Butch sighs and begins to walk past the caretaker. “I’m sorry...” He says. “Yeah, so am I. Good luck.” Butch says, walking downstairs. Everyone except the kids look at him as he walks out. He looks out of the window.

Why does it look like sunset...? Bah, Butch doesn’t have time for this.

He goes to leave the building as a woman comes into it. Butch stops in his tracks and looks her in her red eyes. She looks so familiar... Butch’s eyes go wide and he runs away very fast.

“Holy crap! That was Blossom! What’s she doing here?! I thought she wasn’t going to be involved in this!” He says to himself now out of eyesight of her and the Orphanage. He reaches for his wrist device to signal his brothers... but then feels stupid.

“Right...” He says to himself before sighing. He flies up above the city and looks around.

(Brick and Boomer)

Boomer is talking to Brick, not sure what to make of this entire situation.

“I was talking with Dexter... and then after I left... it was Flame! Drax! F! I’m not sure WHAT it was, but it appeared in the forest where the Model M once was. It set the forest on fire and knocked Dexter out clean! But then... she showed up...” – “Blossom...” – “Yeah...”

Brick looks into the sky and his face breaks into a scowl. The sky is starting to burn even more. He thinks he knows why.

“This day is getting worse and worse.” He looks around in the sky and notices someone incoming. The person lands and walks up to them.

“Butch, it’s about time. Something serious is going on.” – “Yeah, I thought so. Where are we off to?” Brick looks around and frowns, clenching his fist.

“Olga’s base...” All three of them fly off at once and make good time to her base. They see Dexter and Olga about to walk into it.

“Our timing couldn’t be better...” Brick says, nodding to Butch and Boomer.

Dexter walks inside first, but all three of them land and intercept Olga before she can go inside. Brick walks up to her and grabs her by the arm.

“This is because of Dexter, isn’t it?! ALL OF THIS?!” Olga merely smiles and nods, looking him right in the eye. Her grin infuriates Brick.

“Olga?” Dexter asks, before leaving the room. As he steps out, his eyes go wide.

He recognizes Boomer, but the two other men he does not. Brick growls.

“I fucking knew it...!” Brick Says. He points to Dexter as if in judgment.

“Dexter! You are a danger to this world. Surrender or die!”

Dexter stands utterly confused.

“I don’t know what you are talking about, GUY, but I’m not a danger to anyone! After all, aren’t we on the same side?” Dexter says, going into a battle stance, drawing his weapon.

“The side that wishes to save the world. Yes, well, several hours ago we WERE on the same side.” Boomer says and continues. “That was before we realized what you were doing. Now we are here to cut you down and prevent it!” – “What the hell are you talking about?!” Dexter yells, enraged.

The wind around them begins to grow thick again and the skies begin to spin around them.

“Brick, it’s happening again!” Butch says. “Enough of this! Dexter! Are you aware of what you are doing? Are you aware that these events are being directly caused by you?” – “What?! No, wait, what?!” Dexter lets out, confused.

Dexter grabs his head as a look of anguish crosses his face. His eyes squint shut through the pain as the ground begins to rumble. Brick growls and walks over to Olga and grabs her by her chest armor and holds her up!

“We know you are doing this...! STOP IT!” He lets out. Olga merely dangles there with a smug smile across her face.

“There’s nothing you can do about it.” She says simply.

“W-What are you guys... t-talking about...!” Dexter says, his head hurting more and more before the pain forces him to his knees. Emotion throbs through his being and he is chained to the ground by pain and fear!

“WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME?!” He roars out, scratching the pavement!

A deep surge of energy is felt nearby...
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:24 am

The Chronometal Wars
-THE SECOND WAR-
Team Rowdyrough’s Side
Chapter Two: Answers
Part Three: Recap

Two beings, one blue and one red crash into this battle and before he knows it, Dexter snaps out of this stupor... as if a switch was just turned off in his body! He looks over to the red being-

“F!” He yells out, rising to his feet, his teeth showing sharply!

“Micheal!” Brick yells out, looking at the blue being here. The being he just spoke to flips his hair and looks down on him.

“We aren’t here for you, boys. Run along and let us kill Dexter, now.” – “Yeah right! What are the chances that you would all show up here when Dexter was at his weakest? This was a damn setup- and you are going to tell us everything!” Brick and the other Rowdyroughs charge him down! He flies away incredibly fast and before they know it, they are enveloped in a thick fog.

Brick tries to land before realizing that the ground is gone, replaced with water and ice!

“Be careful, men. This is a trap.” Brick says, floating up and putting his back to theirs. They all look around in this thick fog.

But L isn’t hiding...

A dark silhouette is shown just outside of the fog. A human, standing in a divine pose. Arms splayed out and legs straight down.

“MICHEAL!” Brick roars out! “Why are you doing this?! Why did you betray the government? Why did you go rogue? Why did you kill so many people?!” – “That isn’t the topic of today, Government dog.” – “What did you say?!” Butch yells out!

The fog rumbles and the waves beneath them begins to crash into each other, causing loud ocean noises as if they were in the center of a hurricane.

“You hide behind petty justifications and are bound by your petty rivalries. You wish to kill Blossom... you wish to kill Bubbles and Buttercup... this is fine- we have no further need for them. If that is all you truly wish to do...” He says cutting himself off as the fog begins to clear behind them.

To their surprise, it’s Megaville! What’s it doing so close to the ocean?

“Then go...” Butch and Boomer look over towards the city, then back to Brick, who is holding firm looking right at L.

Boomer is unsure about whether or not they are going or leaving. Is this about Brisbaine’s orders? Is this really about justice or saving the world, maybe? Boomer is unsure about all of this. Brick stays silent, but Butch is actually the one to float forward.

“NEVER!” He yells out as loud as he can towards L.

“We have come too far, seen too much destruction to let this go on any longer! I’ve left my past behind me! We will bring you to justice and save these people and redeem our name!” – “HAHAHA!” L laughs as loud as it can, booming across the air.

A scythe materializes into the fog and becomes a part of the silhouette.

“Another hack group of ‘heroes’... I truly expected more from you all. I truly expected you to find your own answers. After all, you have the power to sculpt your own destiny! You are superhumans with positions in the Government! The world is your play thing yet here you are playing the façade of hero. Truly disappointing.”

The fog completely vanishes and the ocean seems to have frozen over. Boomer looks behind him; the image of Megaville is gone. It’s all ice as far as the eye can see!

Two beings float away from L! One made of ice and one made of water.

Butch floats forward to the surprise of Brick and Boomer.

“I’ll take L... I’ve had enough of his fucking face.” Butch says, eyes deadlocked onto L’s. Brick nods. “Alright Butch, it’s your call.

Butch takes something out of his pocket. It seems to be a pair of gloves. Brick and Boomer also takes some gloves out and put them on. Boomer's are large, covering his entire forearms while Brick’s are much smaller, fingerless even.

They seem to pulse with electrified energy.

All six of the fighters land on the smooth ice and go into battle stances.

Boomer makes the opening move, charging over to the water being with a giant aura of blue energy surrounding his attack! The glove is spreading energy making Boomer a giant human bullet! He uses his arms as a battering ram, one forearm in front of him while his other arm supports! He nearly breaks the sound barrier and completely obliterates the water being in a single hit! It seems Boomer’s gloves amplify his power and speed!

Brick charges the ice being and goes into hand to hand combat! The ice being forms a blade sharper than ice would normally allow and crashes down on Brick! But to the being’s surprise, he catches it in the palm of his hand. The blade isn’t cutting through anything! He twists the blade, takes it into his own hand and blasts the being in half with it, before breaking the blade over his knee. It seems Brick’s gloves are made for defense rather than offense!

Butch chases down L and gets the first hit rather easily! L tries to swipe at him with his scythe for an easy kill, but Butch extends his hands out towards the scythe and a giant ray of green energy completely obliterates his arm and scythe, also breaking the frozen ocean to pieces, causing tidal waves and spreading ice everywhere! Butch’s gloves seem to allow him to discharge energy at a catastrophic level!

L fumbles back, the water being, ice being and even his own right arm all completely obliterated in less than a minute. He falls to his knees and begins to take hard breaths.

But he can’t help but laugh...! Butch walks over to him and grabs his head by the hair and forces him to look him in the eye.

“We are going to save this world from you and Model M... it’s over, Micheal.” – “It hasn’t even begun... haha...” He laughs quietly, losing energy.

The ocean around them seems to fade before they find themselves by the Megaville harbor.

All three of them look over to the city. A large meteor is forming over it, looming over it.

“Is that... Model M?” Brick asks, invoking a response from L.

“Is it the purity that is Model M? The force that wished to save the world from itself...? Not any more... it is an inverted Model M... a ‘W’ if you will...” He says, coughing up blood. He knows his time is nearly here.

“While Model M brings life and saves the world... this inverted M... W ends life... ends the world. It truly is ‘World’s End...’ You have no hope. All of you... Brick, Butch, Boomer... even Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are all doomed. All that is required is Dexter! None of you are written on the wall! Your destinies are forfeit! YOU ARE ALREADY DEAD! HAHAHA!” He laughs manically, coughing blood up before life leaves his face.

L’s body fizzles away into energy before all that is left is a suit of blue armor. It casually floats off towards the city. All three of them can see the black crystals flying into World’s End and none of them are sure how to act.

“What now...?” Boomer asks. Brick seems uncertain, but Butch steps up.

“We have to end this, now. This world cannot afford to be destroyed- there is too much at stake! Olga and Dexter will pay!” He looks back to his brothers.

“We leave our pasts behind. From here on, we truly are heroes! We will save this world and clear our name!” He says with his head held high. Brick and Boomer nod. They all fly off at once towards the meteor.

Towards the end of the world.
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:23 pm

Here's an unexpected turn of events! Olga's side! First from day 1, then from day 2. They aren't parts, but instead large superparts that are about 80% the size of a chapter. Enjoy!

(Keep in mind a lot of this part is actually taken from other parts.)

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The Chronometal Wars
-THE SECOND WAR-
Olga’s Side
Day One

“If you are going to stay here, you need friends. That’s all I’m going to say about this.” Boomer walks out of the room. Olga buries her face in her hands.

After a short time, a tear breaks through her hand and hits the floor. Then another... and another.

After a while, all she can feel is anger.

She paces around the room, so angry but so controlled by the Rowdyroughs. She can’t stand it! “I want Model M back! I want to awaken it and give them a taste of TRUE deception!”

“Model M... is already awake.” Phantom whispers while on the bed. Olga looks over from her fit and her eyes go wide.

“Model M is awake?! It’s alive?!” – “It is in pieces, many pieces... but yes, it is still useable.” – “How? How do we use it?!” – “It is missing very key components...” – “Get to the point already!” – “Emotions, Olga. Key emotions, such as hate, love, anger and fear.” Olga stands still and looks around.

It just now occurs to her that she has no idea how to even do that. She clenches her hands.

“How...?” She says in a huff. “We need a core...” – “A... core?” – “A Model M core. It will not be easy to obtain- none of the surviving scraps contain a core.” – “So then how the hell do we get one?!” – “There is yet a core, attached to a lesser player in these wars.” – “Who?” – “Blossom...”

Olga’s face breaks into one of a peculiar emotion. At one point it seems like she has heard what she has needed to hear, but another point seems like she is almost sad.

“You know... I don’t actually hate Blossom.” Olga says out of the blue. “That is irrelevant.” Phantom lets out. “I know, I know... but, will this kill her?” Olga asks, looking over to Phantom in his armor state on the bed.

“It doesn’t need to, if that’s what you are worried about.” – “I mean, it’s just... y-you know...” – “No, I don’t.” – “Bah, forget it. How do we do this?”

“First... we need to find out where she is. I have a feeling I know where.”

Olga walks over to the armor and picks it up. Brilliant purple lights waft around her and form metallic skin followed by a suit of completed armor. She walks out of the room and looks into the sky. It will be dark soon.

Olga flies as fast as she can to the mountains surrounding Megaville and enters the ruin.

“It’s been a while.” She says to Phantom and herself.

“It has indeed. The place is in disrepair since we’ve stopped using it.” – “Blossom’s here? Why?” – “Because Micheal is here.” – “Is that right...” Olga hisses.

She walks deeper into the complex and before she knows it, it feels really cold. Too cold, even through her armor.

She feels a familiar energy nearby. She tries to walk towards it, but her armor locks up. Phantom wants her to stop.

“Stay here... I will get his attention.” – “Wh-What? Okay...”

Her armor lets off a deep purple glow that travels into the next room. Icy mist pours out of it and chills the floor.

After a few moments, a being walks through the doorway and towers over Olga. She didn’t expect to fear Micheal, but him imposing over her makes her take a very hard gulp.

“Phantom...” A mixture of male and female voices lets out. “Micheal, or should I say... Leviathan? We need help.” – “HELP?! Why should I help-“ – “It will revive Model M... this time stronger than ever. Completely unstoppable, capable of bringing the world to its knees!”

The recently aggressive being relents and thinks slightly.

“I see... I’m listening...” – “We need Blossom’s energy. She has a Model M core inside of her.” – “Ah yes, I sensed it a while ago... I was unsure of what to do with it.” – “If you can make physical contact with her and connect her emotions to yours, we can create a conduit of emotions to revive Model M!”

L raises an eyebrow.

“You have this all planned out, don’t you?” – “Extensively. If we can connect Blossom to you- and you to me, then Olga can do the rest.” – “Wh-What?! Me?” Olga blurts out.

“Yes. You. You have an emotional history with Dexter, no?” – “W-Well, yeah, I guess... if you want to call it that.” – “Then it’s settled.” L nods and walks back into the icy room, but not before looking back one last time.

“Don’t mess up Olga.” He hisses, almost as a threat.

Olga gulps and walks out of the ruin. It’s turning dark.

She flies around and notices that Brick is wandering around a park.

She lands near the park and disconnects Phantom.

“What are you doing, Olga?” – “It’s alright. You head back to the Base. I’ve still got a couple ‘super powers’ of my own.” She says, cracking her knuckles. She walks over to Brick. She begins to look around; just like him.

“Olga...?” He says as she too is looking around, with no armor equipped. “Why- you know what? Nevermind. Happy to have the help. I’ll search over here.” He says, broadening his search.

(After a while, she returns to the base. She believes her charade was well acted. She truly seems like a helpless sympathetic little girl.)

She makes it back to her den and before she can even relax, she notices someone is coming in.

It's... Dexter?

(She formulates a devious idea... but she needs to play this well...)

He turns to his left to see a girl sitting in a chair looking at him. It’s none other than Olga herself, her Bio-Simbiote unequipped and sitting on the nearby bed.

“So... you came... why?” – “I need your help.” – “Turns out everyone needs my help today... although I must admit you haven’t attacked me yet so that puts you higher on my list... what’s up?” Dexter is baffled at how informal she’s being.

“Are... you okay Olga?” – “Yeah, just fine.” She says with a very... VERY forced smile, but there aren’t any cracks in her façade. Dexter finds a mat and sits down on it and looks around. This room was very well repaired. You can hardly tell that just a few inches away from these walls are total wreckage.

“Did you repair this place?” – “Yes... yesterday in fact.” – “Y-Yesterday?! But... that was-“ – “The Crash, I know. I was there, after all. After the battle with Model M, I almost forgot what was important to me... so I came here... to remember and never forget again.” Dexter looks around the room again.

“Phantom. Can you hear me?” Dexter asks unexpectedly. “Hmm? What is it, boy?” – “Do you feel like you are... trapped here? Do you want to be free and join Harpuia and Fefnir...?”

... ... ... ... ... A long and piercing silence crosses the room.

“So... my friends made it out of their prison? It matters not. I have a job to do.” – “A job, huh? Does it involve world domination?” – “Hah, we aren’t worried about controlling the world anymore. The people have spoken... they don’t want to be controlled, don’t worry.” – “Good... because I came here to... kind of ask a favor.”

“A favor?” Olga tilts her head. Dexter stands up and looks to Olga.

“Blossom... she’s putting herself in too much danger... she could die if she stays involved in these wars. I want you to help convince her to leave.” – “Are we friends now?” Olga almost laughs- “We tried to kill each other less than 48 hours ago!” – “Please, Olga. We were all friends once, remember?”

Olga frowns, not wanting to remember the past.

“I’ve burned those bridges, Dexter. I’m not the same little girl you... you...” She looks up to Dexter.

“That you kissed that day. I’m just a phantom of my former self who’s only goal in life now is to get her brother back. We aren’t and cannot ever be friends again.” – “That’s not true, Olga... I know you think it’s the end of the world now, but there is still so much you can do! Life is short, but not so short that you think it has to end now! You aren’t even twenty years old yet! Your entire life is ahead of you, Olga!”

She laughs and covers her face.

“You sound just like my parents did before... you know... the wars took them.” – “The wars took my parents too, Olga... but here I am trying to stop this whirlwind of death before it gets out of hand... Please...” Dexter says, extending his hand to Olga. “Let’s end this... together.” Olga smiles and begins to tear up.

“God damn you Dexter for making me feel this way again...!” She says, her face betraying her words as she smiles. She takes his hand and rises to her feet with him.

“O-Okay... let’s go stop Blossom, Dexter... together, as friends!” Dexter nods as she equips her Bio-Simbiote and transforms back into her Chronometal Self.

“Is Model M destroyed, by the way? Like... really destroyed?” – “Honestly? No. Some is lying dormant somewhere in the southern hemisphere... I think there might be one in Megaville somewhere, but I looked for it and couldn’t find it.”

“Maybe once all of this is over, we can go and deactivate them?” – “But... Susan...” – “Those things aren’t Susan, Olga. You know this. You saw what happened at The Crash. He’s gone. I’m sorry.” Olga looks away, pained.

“I started to see a change in him after those three started breaking it... he started getting more and more... d-different. I thought that it was nothing- I hoped that it was nothing, but I think you’re right... He’s gone... I’ll... n-never see him again.”

‘That’s not true!’ A girl’s voice echoes through the conversation. “What the?!” Olga looks around rapidly, the familiar voice causing her to feel something.

‘Olga... you will see your brother again, I promise...’ – “D-Deedee?! Is that you?!” Olga blubbers before Dexter taps her on the shoulder. He points to his chest. “You... you mean Deedee is in there...? Really? I thought that when we made Model D that... ah- forget what I thought! Deedee, is that really you?”

‘Yes, it is, Olga... it’s nice to see you again under good circumstances this time.’ – “Haha... yeah, sorry about the whole fighting before, I was-“ – ‘There’s not need to explain. I understand completely. You were fighting to get your brother back, just as I’m fighting to help mine.’ – “You sound... good, Deedee... like you aren’t even dead, like you aren’t even angry... like... you’re happy...”

‘I am happy, Olga. Please, follow Dexter and help him fix this world and the people in it. These wars have opened their eyes to the afterlife, your goal has been accomplished- but now they are frightened for their lives... you can help them Olga. You can still achieve a world free of sin through kindness, not force.’

“World free of sin? That was Micheal’s idea, not mine...” – ‘But you felt it... you felt that you could have your brother back... in a perfect world. Where you two could be happy in a safe world, together. And believe me, Olga... nothing would make him happier than to have a world where everyone is happy and pure.’

Olga smile and begins to almost glow. Dexter hasn’t seen her ‘this’ happy in... Ever! She nods.

“Okay, I will! Let’s fix this world with you two, together- with 'all' of us as friends again!”

(Several hours pass. She and Dexter take a walk during the night and near a bench.)

Olga can feel something within her. It’s happening. Blossom and L, they are fighting!

She sits on the bench and Dexter follows suit. They look at the moon and stars together.

Olga is only doing this for Model M. She knows this and Phantom knows this.

“It’s nice out tonight, huh?” Dexter says. Olga looks back. “Yeah. It’s peaceful, surprisingly.” – “Yeah.” Dexter says, still looking at the moon.

All of a sudden, Olga feels odd. Phantom whispers something through her.

“It’s done! L has done it! Olga, it is up to you now! You know what to do.” Olga nods.

“Why... do I feel sad...?” Olga says out of the blue, clenching her chest. “It feels like...” She tries to say as a tear falls. “It feels like I lost someone really close to me... my heart... it’s... it’s hurting!” She says, still clenching her chest.

Dexter holds her close and her eyes shoot open. In that instant... everyone can feel everyone else.

Dexter... Phantom... Olga... Deedee... they all feel the same thing. All four voices let out at the same time...

“Harpuia...” – “Harpuia...” – “Harpuia...” – ‘Harpuia...’

They continue to embrace one another as everyone cries collective tears for Harpuia. Their sadness emanates through the area and Olga can feel something familiar...

“Model... M? It’s... here, after all? Model M... is crying for Harpuia... too?"

She knew it would come to this, connecting to L, Dexter, Blossom and Phantom all at the same time, but she is truly feeling something unexpected.

She has never felt Model M cry...

To her complete surprise, this has taken so much out of her. She passes out in Dexter’s arms.

At first, he doesn’t know what to do. But he eventually picks her up and flies gently over to the base.

(Dexter puts Olga in bed and watches over her all night. He does not get any sleep. Olga’s day is over. So many things have been put into motion. There are still a few things left to do. Olga has a big day ahead of her.)
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:49 pm

Final Part of Olga's side. Maybe clears up a few questions as to her actions, as well as the timeline to other peoples' visits with her. This one is actually about 10% 'longer' than an entire chapter. Will post Day's End after this.

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The Chronometal Wars
-THE SECOND WAR-
Olga’s Side
Day Two

Olga sleeps on the bed, woken up by Dexter whispering in the corner.

“Oh, Deedee... y-you scared me...” Dexter says, having been sitting in this dimly lit room from sundown to sunup without as much as a word being exchanged between anyone.

Several seconds go by between Dexter’s words. Olga can’t hear who he’s talking too, but she’s certain it’s Deedee. “So you... approve of me abandoning her?” Olga’s eyes go wide. She still lies in the bed, feigning sleep. Listening to Dexter.

Dexter sighs. He gets up and walks over to the cloth door, but he looks back to Olga sleeping in her makeshift bed. “She’s spent so much time fighting to get Mandark back... I didn’t think she would give up on her dream this easily...” He turns back to the door after a small delay. “No. I don’t. She’s my friend and I love her... but she has done so much evil already... how CAN I trust her?” He walks out of the door.

Dexter shakes his head and begins to fly off slowly.

Olga rises from the bed and rubs the sleep from her eyes before just sitting in the bed. She feels hurt, yet at the same time all she can do is laugh.

“Fucking Dexter...” She spits. “Well, regardless of how offensive that was, he is completely correct. I guess I can’t slip anything past the ‘Boy Genius.’ Figures.” She gets out of the bed and looks over to Phantom.

“Olga.” It says out of the blue. “Huh?” – “I need you to do something. Something harsh.” – “Okay...” She says, knowing she is too down this path to turn back now.

She sits up in bed and considers dressing properly and equipping Phantom, but someone walks into the room.

It’s Boomer...

“Sorry, but it’s that time. I notice you have stayed. I take it you have friends now?” – “Blow it out your ass.” – “I’m trying to help you, you know.” – “I said before, I don’t NEED your help!” – “No, but you may need Dexter’s. Maybe even Blossom’s.”

Boomer stands tall and turns around, beckoning someone in. It’s Brick.

Brick at first seems like he doesn’t have much to say, which makes Boomer feel awkward. Olga sighs and chuckles a small bit at how pathetic these two are being. She begins to rise from her bed.

“Are you both done being idiots? Don’t even have a plan for me for today?” – “Sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up Olga. I know what you’re planning to do.” Brick says out of nowhere, surprising even Boomer.

He leans on the wall with a strange emotion burning in his eyes, looking straight into Olga’s.

“I overheard everything you said yesterday... and everything you and Boomer have been saying as well.” – “B-Brick...! It’s not-“ – “Chill out Boomer, this isn’t even about that, although now I understand the situation a lot better because of it. You have always been soft hearted, brother.” – “Brick...?”

He looks over to Boomer.

“That’s not a bad thing. I’ve been doing some thinking this morning. We aren’t the bad guys anymore. Before this is over, dare I say we may even be called heroes?” He looks back over to Olga and regains an aggressive demeanor.

“But that is not what I’m talking about. Olga was talking with Phantom last night. You did something to Dexter... what was it...?” – “Wouldn’t you like to know?” Olga spits.

“Don’t play GAMES with me girl!” – “Or what? You’ll kill me? Go ahead.” She says with a smug grin across her face. Brick growls and considers beating this killer within an inch of her life, but remembers what he’s become.

“No. I won’t kill you. Heroes don’t kill enemies that could be detained in other ways. But I’m confused... to what end are you betraying Dexter? I understand that our deal was that you would lead him into a trap... but something tells me that you aren’t doing this for “us” anymore.”

Olga furrows her brow and rises to her feet. She walks over to her Biosimbiote and equips it in front of them. They had plenty of time to stop her, but they let her do it.

She is fully equipped and looks over. To their surprise, she seems to almost be smiling.

“I fight for myself. Not for you. Though in the end, Dexter will be lured into a trap. Isn’t that what you wanted all along? Now out of my way, I have a trap to spring.” She commands, walking towards the door. Boomer walks out of the way, but Brick stays in the doorway.

She walks near him and when he doesn’t move away, she looks up into his eyes.

“I don’t know what you’re planning, Girl. But remember... we’re watching.” He moves out of her way and with a sneer, she walks out of the room.

She looks into the morning sky and takes note that it feels very odd out here.

“What is that...? It feels kind of familiar.” Olga says, shaking her head. “Model M’s all enveloping energy... it’s beginning to become empowered again. It just needs fear and anger, as it already got love last night.” Phantom says. Olga actually blushes a little bit before scoffing and walking off in a huff.

“Love... right...” She says before flying off to the mountain.

She notices Blossom and Fefnir talking. She hides behind a stone.

“What do you want me to do?” – “Pin him to the ground, put him out of commission... I will do the rest.” – “Got it.” Fefnir begins to walk away from Blossom. He walks right past Olga and she pounces on him!

“Gah, what the hell?!” Fefnir yells out, breaking free of her attack and viewing his assailant.

“ASTRO?! What the hell are you doing here?” – “I’m here to get your help, Fefnir...” – “Well you have a funny way of showing it!” He yells as his fists transform into their trademark attack modes.

Darkness envelopes the mountains and Olga puts her visor on. She can see perfectly in lightless environments, but Fefnir isn’t amused.

He slams the ground with his fists causing fire and magma to erupt, illuminating the area and knocking Olga back! He runs after her, but Olga hasn’t even started yet! She takes out her two purple blades and dances around his attack! She gets a few slices off before expertly bouncing backwards to dodge his hamfisted assault.

“Damn, you’re fast...” He says as the wind is knocked out of him. Olga says nothing, her black visor still equipped and blocking her face. She draws her weapons again and charges him down! He blocks many of the attacks, but she is able to simply dance around him and strike decisive blows!

“ENOUGH OF THIS!” He roars as electricity explodes out of him, knocking her away and into the mountain.

“What the hell?!” She says, regaining her footing. “That was Harpuia’s power!” – “Idiot! He gave me that power when he saved my life! I’ll be damned if I waste it here!”

“More than just that will be wasted...” A strange voice speaks from nowhere. The ground grows cold and before Fefnir has a chance to act, a being blasts from under the crust and towers over him!

“L...!” He says with fear on his breath. He could barely take L on 3 on 1 before, how could he possibly win 1 on 2?!

L whips up a scythe and bares it down on Fefnir! He can hardly withstand the attack! But Olga casually walks up behind Fefnir, to the point of her head being over his shoulder. She takes off her visor and looks into his eyes over his shoulder.

“Nothing personal...” She says as she digs her two weapons into his spine! His mouth opens up to unload a loud roar, but nothing leaves his mouth. His face shows one of excruciating pain, yet he doesn’t even moan.

He simply stands there. Phantom’s energy travels through Olga’s weapons and enters F’s body. L backs away and begins to walk off somewhere else.

“Just a little more, Olga. Don’t disappoint us.” He says before leaving.

Fefnir falls to his knees and clenches his chest.

He looks back up to Olga as she stands over him, tears growing in his eyes. “Damn... you... Astro...” Is all he can mutter before something crosses his face.

“GAAAAAAAHHHHH!” He yells as loud as possible as his entire body begins to change. Formations of Drax begin to break through the armor and he rises to his feet, grabbing his head. Fires explode out from him, but Olga is unaffected.

After a few moments with the fires dieing down, he looks back at Olga.

“Astro...” Drax’s voice says. Olga can’t help but smile. “Welcome back, Drax.” He rubs his nose and begins to walk off.

“Phantom filled me in. I’m on it.” He says, beckoning Olga to follow him. “Let’s go see Dexter.” Olga nods and follows him.

After a few minutes, they enter the Megaville woods. Olga can’t help but feel like she’s being followed... “We should separate.” She says out of the blue to F. “Huh? Why?” – “There’s someone following me, I can tell.” – “Alright then. But be sure to stay for the fireworks.” – “I know.” She turns around as F heads deeper into the forest.

She looks around the sky, not sure who is following her. It may be a Rowdyrough...

Hell it may even be Harpuia. At this point anything is possible.

She waits for a couple minutes before noticing someone flying off. He has a blue trail. It must have been Boomer. But it doesn’t seem like he was following her. If anything, it seems like he was already here.

She notices that the forest is getting hotter. She knows what that means.

It’s her queue.

She runs in and sees Dexter and F fighting! She enters mid-conversation.

“Oh, come now. Blossom will be dead shortly- as will those assassins, the Rowdyroughs. Don’t fight it; all will know only darkness in the end. Do yourself a solid and get out while the getting’s good.” – “Get real.” Dexter spits, drawing his saber.

However... right as he draws his weapon, he notices Olga.

“O-Olga?! GET OUT OF HERE!” Dexter yells! “Too late!” F roars, charging her down. Dexter musters all his strength and speed to intercept and hold off F, but it’s not enough!

“Get out of here- now!” – “I’m not helpless Dexter, let me-“ She tries to say as a gout of flame spits from the inferno and blankets her in fire! “NO!” – “She had her chance to run... and so did YOU!” F yells, picking Dexter up and slamming him to the ground, causing a small crater to form where he was dropped. F slams his boot down towards Dexter’s head, but he holds it with both hands and manages to overpower his stance and cause him to fall backwards!

Dexter rushes to his feet and runs over to Olga. She is unconscious from the flames. He picks her up and runs through the forest.

“Ouch, that actually hurt...” Olga thinks to herself. She cracks an eye open to view Dexter run her out of this forest. To her surprise he seems very frightened for her life. Even after all that distrustful talk earlier.

“Am I making a mistake...?” She thinks to herself.

Dexter reluctantly puts Olga on the ground outside of the woods and makes sure she is fine.

“She is fine... Go!” Phantom yells from the armor. “R-Right!” Dexter runs back into the forest.

As Dexter disappears, Olga readies to get back up, but someone unexpected shows up.

It’s... Blossom? Olga once again plays the part of Damsel in distress.

“OLGA!” Blossom yells running to her as she’s collapsed on the ground. She shakes her awake and Olga looks into Blossom’s eyes. Before Blossom has a chance to say anything, Olga speaks up.

“The woods... Dexter... help...” She says before passing out. Blossom looks into the ever burning forest as more and more fires start. She flies Olga away from the fires and puts her on the park bench before flying into the forest.

Olga is finally to herself. Well... with Phantom.

“I felt weakness within you, Olga.” – “What?” She asks. “When Dexter was running you out of the forest... I felt you doubt all of this.” – “Well I AM okay?!” She snaps, unable to hold it back. She curls up, holding her legs close to her chest.

“I just need some fucking time to think, don’t heckle me.” – “Time to think? Heckle?! I don’t believe you really have a choice here!” – “Oh yeah? Says who?” – “L, F and I.” – “Well guess what? I’ve come this far of my own volition. If you aren’t feeling up to helping me, I guess we can call our deal off.” – “Don’t play with me, Girl.” – “Your move, Phantom.” Olga spits, anger building within her.

“You are growing insufferable.” – “You aren’t exactly a prize winning friend yourself.” – “I am NOT your FRIEND! I am your armor.” – “Oh yes, that’s right... you are a TOOL, at best.” Olga barks out.

But Phantom doesn’t respond. Olga is left to herself to dwell on how she truly feels about all of this. She sighs and hugs her legs again.

“I’m sorry.” A much unexpected phrase comes from her armor.

“Huh?” – “You are a human... I keep forgetting how hard it must be for you to be constantly conflicting with emotions. We are so close, Olga. This is the closest we can get to bringing your brother back!” – “But you are making it sound like something bigger than that.” She says, unsure.

Before Phantom has a chance to respond, Blossom comes flying out of the forest, Dexter in her arms. She puts him on the bench with Olga and returns to the forest to put out the flames.

What feels like hours pass and Dexter wakes up with a pounding head. He shakes his head and notices that the fires in the forest are being put out by Blossom. He looks to his left to see that Olga is on the bench with him. She is coughing up smoke... but she seems alright.

Dexter thinks on the situation and he can’t help but wear an angry face. Olga notices that Dexter is up and attempts to talk to him- but he speaks first.

“Blossom... she saved my life. What if I was meant to die...? What if what she’s doing now is what he told me to prevent...” – “What? Who?” – “Olga. We need to leave. We need to get Blossom out of these wars.” – “I... uh...” – “Do you have anything to write on?” – “W-Well...”

‘Here.’ Deedee says as a piece of paper fizzles into appearance in a crackle of light. At first Dexter seems astonished, but he merely chuckles and shakes his head. “Convenient...” He says under his breath.

He takes a pen out of his pocket and writes something down.

Short.

Sweet.

To the point.

“Get out of here Blossom. We don’t need you.” He throws the paper onto the bench in a huff.

“Do you really think that will work...?” Olga asks. Dexter is sure it won’t, but he needs to get his point across. If Blossom was mad before, this may tip her over the edge.

By next they meet, Dexter will apply the final blow... should it come to that.

“It’s fine. Let’s go, we have no time to waste. F could be anywhere!” Dexter grabs Olga by the hand and runs across the town before breaking into flight and flying back to the ruins of Mandark’s Lab. A base of sorts if nothing else.

Before Dexter walks in, he notices the sky is starting to burn red.

“What the hell is going on...? How long has it been this red?” – “It started getting redder after you woke up...” – “Well... I feel better now.” He looks up, noticing the sky’s coloration isn’t getting any deeper at the moment. Odd.

He begins to walk into the base as Olga talks to her armor.

“Anger...” – “Indeed... all that is needed now is fear. We are so close!” Out of nowhere, the Rowdyroughs land by her and intercept Olga before she can go inside. Brick walks up to her and grabs her by the arm.

“This is because of Dexter, isn’t it?! ALL OF THIS?!” Olga merely smiles and nods, looking him right in the eye. Her grin infuriates Brick.

“Olga?” Dexter asks, before leaving the room. As he steps out, his eyes go wide.

He recognizes Boomer, but the two other men he does not. Brick growls.

“I fucking knew it...!” Brick Says. He points to Dexter as if in judgment.

“Dexter! You are a danger to this world. Surrender or die!”

Dexter stands utterly confused.

“I don’t know what you are talking about, GUY, but I’m not a danger to anyone! After all, aren’t we on the same side?” Dexter says, going into a battle stance, drawing his weapon.

“The side that wishes to save the world. Yes, well, several hours ago we WERE on the same side.” Boomer says and continues. “That was before we realized what you were doing. Now we are here to cut you down and prevent it!” – “What the hell are you talking about?!” Dexter yells, enraged.

The wind around them begins to grow thick again and the skies begin to spin around them.

“Brick, it’s happening again!” Butch says. “Enough of this! Dexter! Are you aware of what you are doing? Are you aware that these events are being directly caused by you?” – “What?! No, wait, what?!” Dexter lets out, confused.

Dexter grabs his head as a look of anguish crosses his face. His eyes squint shut through the pain as the ground begins to rumble. Brick growls and walks over to Olga and grabs her by her chest armor and holds her up!

“We know you are doing this...! STOP IT!” He lets out. Olga merely dangles there with a smug smile across her face.

“There’s nothing you can do about it.” She says simply.

“W-What are you guys... t-talking about...!” Dexter says, his head hurting more and more before the pain forces him to his knees. Emotion throbs through his being and he is chained to the ground by pain and fear!

“WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME?!” He roars out, scratching the pavement!

A deep surge of energy is felt nearby...

Two beings, one blue and one red crash into this battle and before he knows it, Dexter snaps out of this stupor... as if a switch was just turned off in his body! He looks over to the red being-

“F!” He yells out, rising to his feet, his teeth showing sharply!

“Micheal!” Brick yells out, looking at the blue being here. The being he just spoke to flips his hair and looks down on him.

“We aren’t here for you, boys. Run along and let us kill Dexter, now.” – “Yeah right! What are the chances that you would all show up here when Dexter was at his weakest? This was a damn setup- and you are going to tell us everything!” Brick and the other two boys charge the blue being down and quickly disappear from sight.

Olga slowly walks away from Dexter and F. “OLGA?! Where are you going?!” – “If you survive, follow me.” She says cryptically before disappearing into a stray fog.

She walks into the main city.

“Love... Anger... Fear...” She says to herself, looking up. Pieces of Model M are crashing into each other above Megaville, forming into a Meteor and all her face can do is smile. A face of happiness.

But then, it turns into one of fear.

“This... feels so much different than any Model M we’ve ever made...!” – “Indeed. It is an inverted Model M.” – “I-Inverted?! What the hell does that mean?!” – “While Model M brings life, hope and control... this inverted M... this W brings only death, fear and destruction!” – “W...?”

“End of the World...” – “World’s End...” Olga whispers under her own breath.

At first she feels fear, but then she starts to laugh. Her eyes go wide and she realizes this is exactly what she’s wanted this whole time!

No more filters! No more sidestepping! No more planning! Just Mandark, Olga and DEATH! She flies up to the Meteor.
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:34 pm

End of the Day. Taking Place right before the Epiluge, which I will split into 3 Segments.

-Under World's End-
-Inside World's End-
-The End-

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The Chronometal Wars
-THE SECOND WAR-
Day Two – End

The end of the world is upon us.

From the south along the coast, the Rowdyroughs and the Blue Armor approach World’s End.

From the west along the mountains, Blossom and the Green Armor approach World’s End.

From the east among the wreckage of Megaville, Dexter and the Red Armor approach World’s End.

One person stands upon it. One person stands upon World’s End.

Olga.

World’s End rumbles and quakes as the heroes approach, as if anticipating their arrival. The sun is beginning to fall. Above the clouds it still looks blue and serene, but below the clouds the aura of the End of the World is palpable. The clouds are sickly brown and the air is acrid and dark.

Storms whip up around the huge meteor. It is completely and utterly unapproachable, but there seems to be a small opening beneath it. The tallest building in Megaville seems to be the perfect size to jump in. All of the heroes converge on the building at once.

To their surprise, they all arrive at exactly the same time.

“Blossom?!” Dexter yells. “Dexter...? What are THEY doing here?!” Blossom yells. “Butch... they are both here, what do we do?” Boomer asks. Butch looks over to Brick who merely nods. Butch nods as well and turns back to Boomer. “Nothing has changed. We are all here for the same reason.” He says, looking over to Dexter and Blossom.

“Right?”

They look over to each other. Dexter still unsure about how he wants Blossom to be involved.

“Well-“ He tries to say as World’s End rumbles!

A giant being forms just outside of it and glows with brilliant colors!

Green, Red and Blue!

“The Armors!” Dexter yells out.

Pieces of World’s End break off and form around the colors until a gigantic being of unimaginable mass presides over them! It has a Dragon’s Head, a long slender body devoid of any extremities other than its two arms which splay out with horrible claws at their tips. Instead of wings, it has 6 gigantic plates that fan out.

Its large iron eyes break open and look at the beings below.

“I TOLD YOU IT WAS NOT YET OVER!” A horrible amalgamation of voices resembling Leviathan, Micheal, Harpuia, Elly, Fefnir and Drax let out! So many voices screaming at once is almost deafening!

The storm around World’s End expands to cover the entire sky as the Chronometal Dragon flies down below the storm and flies just above the heroes on the roof! They cling to the edge as a huge whirlwind whips up and nearly blows them off!

They regain their footing and look at each other.

“Look, Dexter, I don’t care about what you’ve been saying to me. And you guys- I don’t know why you are here, but if you really are here to help we ALL need to work together!” Blossom says passionately as the Dragon comes down for another pass.

“If we don’t work together, this thing could destroy us! We are so close; we just need to push through this!” She says as she prepares for impact! The Rowdyroughs bunch up with Blossom to attempt to take the brunt of the attack with her! Dexter hesitantly does this as well. The five heroes form a wall to protect them from the whirlwind that is whipped up by the Dragon flying so close to them again!

They all separate and Blossom flies off to the Dragon before it can fly around again! She lands on its back and tries to find a weak point among the plate-wings on its back! She whips out her B-Saber and slashes anything she can, but nothing works!

Dexter flies beside the Dragon and catches its attention. Once it looks over to him, he fires a large laser into its eye, causing it to shriek in pain! It writhes in the air, coasting towards a building and causing it to crash into it! Yet it flies off like it only hit a breeze!

The Rowdyroughs equip their gloves and wait for the Dragon to pass over them again.

Blinded by the laser and tormented by Blossom on top of it, it begins to swing by the building again! Boomer jumps in front of Butch and he launches him with diffused energy! Boomer’s gloves activate and turn him into a blue and green missile! Brick flies in toe.

Boomer hits the dragon square in the chest and knocks the wind out of it! He bounces back, but Brick kicks Boomer’s form back at the Dragon for a Double Take! The first hit knocked its breath out, the second one knocks it back! They all fly up to each other and chase it down as it begins to crash into the buildings below!

“NO!” Blossom yells, trying to hold the dragon from crashing into the building as hard as she can!

“Damn it, if they are good guys now, why are they causing this-“ She tries to say before she is interrupted by the Rowdyroughs showing up and helping her break its descent! She thinks to herself... maybe they ‘have’ changed?

The Dragon slows down and does not hit the building. The Rowdyroughs and Blossom muster their powers to launch it towards Dexter!

He’s been charging up a thunder lance this whole time! He throws it with his full power towards the Dragon! Its iron eyes open up and he quickly rolls out of the way! The lance launches towards Blossom and the Boys now! But Butch quickly catches it in his gloves and quickly launches it back at the Dragon with a laser backing it up!

Blossom quickly appears in front of the Dragon and takes a deep breath. The Dragon opens up its mouth to crunch down on her, but she breathes out as hard as she can to freeze it in place!

The thunder lance strikes it in the back and causes a bolt of lighting to hit it that very instant! The Dragon roars out in pain and flies off to World’s End!

“This thing can’t take all of us!” Dexter says almost happily! Blossom, Butch, Brick and Boomer all fly in unison with Dexter to fight the Dragon once more!

Olga merely looks on at the battle with an emotionless expression.

“Win or lose... I’ve already won.” She says to herself before she steps back and walks down stairs located on the top of the meteor.

The Dragon stops itself in mid air and turns around. It opens its mouth and begins to charge a huge laser! Before they have time to mull over this event, it fires out and they all dodge into the air! The laser is black and powerful; a single hit could mean death! They all nimbly stay ahead of the attack, but barely!

The laser finally dies down and they all charge down to attack it! It swipes at them with its claws, forcing them to split into two groups!

Blossom, Brick and Boomer on one side, Dexter and Butch on the other!

It holds out its two hands to channel an energy attack that locks them all in place! They all struggle to get free, but they cannot move!

It opens its mouth one more time and faces Blossom, Brick and Boomer. It begins to charge an attack and they can’t move! They struggle as hard as they can, but they can’t do anything! They close their eyes and attempt to brace for impact!

A giant fireball is launched from its mouth and explodes!

... But on whom...?

It definitely hit something- someone. But they open their eyes and all they can see is smoke. Yet out of nowhere, they can hear someone.

“Is that all you got?” A familiar voice lets out. Everyone, the Dragon included looks up to view the person. It’s a girl- and she has company!

She snaps her arm into place and breaks into a toothy grin, looking at Blossom.

“Hey, Blossom.” – “BUTTERCUP! You’re back! Your timing couldn’t be better!” – “You know it; hold on, we will get you out!” Buttercup and Bubbles charge all of their power into respective green and blue balls of energy and launch it at the Dragon’s face! It roars out in pain and relents its grip on the heroes!

Blossom and Dexter fly up to meet with Bubbles and Buttercup, but the Rowdyroughs stay put together.

“WEAKLINGS!” The Dragon roars. “I WILL KILL YOU ALL!” The Dragon charges at them all and the Powerpuff Trio holds them off at the head! Dexter flies down and joins the Rowdyroughs for a weak-point attack.

“There!” Brick points out on his device. “That is its structural weakness!” They all nod and rush to its underbelly. Near its chest is a small opening.

“N-NO!” The Dragon hisses.

Brick, Butch, Boomer and Dexter all charge energy attacks and attack the weakness at once! It yells in pain but the Powerpuff Girls flip it around and dive onto the weakness themselves.

“One for the Money!” – “Two for the Show!” – “Three for your Bruises!” – “And four to Go!” – “Let’s finish this!” – “WITH A FINAL BLOW!” All three of them unleash their attacks at the same time!

“NOT YET!” The Dragon Roars as a surge of Energy is expelled from its core! Blossom Bubbles and Buttercup all try to stop it at once, but Bubbles is blown away quickly! Buttercup tries to stay but is also blown back!

Blossom tries to best to withstand the power, but she is beginning to be blown back too! “Bell...! I need... more power...!” – ‘There isn’t more to give you...!’ – “What about... what Olga... did?” – ‘What Olga... ...?! No, Blossom you couldn’t mean-‘ – “Please Bell, help me stop all of this! DO IT!”

A surge of red energy explodes outside of Blossom and she gains immense power and before anyone knows it, she reverses the power from the Dragon right back into its core and causes an explosion! Both the Dragon and Blossom are blown away from each other!

The Dragon crashes into World’s End and its eyes close as its energy fades, but Blossom is send flying hundreds of miles away! It could take a while for her to get back!

It seems that- for now... they have won.

“BLOSSOM!” Buttercup yells out. “Don’t.” Dexter says as she looks back, almost insulted before he continues.

“She’s strong. She’s alive... and she’s persistent. She will be back. Until then, we have a job to do.” He says, pointing at World’s End. Buttercup growls, but agrees.

Dexter mounts the building and begins to climb up to World’s End. To his surprise, the Rowdyroughs aren’t following.

“Guys? Are you coming?” They merely look at each other with blank but meaningful expressions. They look back to him and shake their heads. He is confused, but he can’t stop here. He has to go into World’s End.

Buttercup and Bubbles begin to walk in with him...

But the Rowdyrough Boys cut them off.

“What’s the big idea?!” Buttercup barks out.

“You know what it is, Buttercup! You and Dexter are conspiring to destroy the world!” Brick yells out, putting his fists up, readying for battle!

“What are you talking about?” She asks, genuinely confused.

“Don’t play dumb! We know about the Chemical, we know about you guys going to 'Cut off Model M’s Food supply!' Don’t try to deny it!" Boomer yells, tightening his gloves.

“Oh... that.” Buttercup says with a grin. “WAIT WHAT?!” Bubbles blurts out.

“Bubbles. Leave.” Butch lets out simply, looking her in the eye. “W-What?!” – “Buttercup is guilty. We’re taking her in, or taking her down.” – “IS THIS REALLY THE TIME OR THE PLACE?!” – “Do you think we are going to let a potential murderer into World’s End? Not likely. We’re ending this HERE AND NOW!” Butch says with a toothy grin!

Bubbles merely backs up from the situation. Buttercup looks back. “Go.” – “H-Huh?” – “This is my fight. Not yours.” – “N-No way! We’re sisters! You’re a hero! Not a murderer! They are wrong, and I’ll prove it!” She says, going into a battle stance.

Buttercup can’t help but smile. She nods and turns back to the Rowdyroughs.

“Have it your way, Bubbles. This ‘could’ get messy...”

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And with that, the infamous battle begins. Without Blossom on their side, do they have any hope of success?

Their fates are preordained...
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:18 pm

Second War Recap 2

This is the Second War, which leads up to the end of the World. The world is saved in the Renaissance, but this is not that. This is the bad timeline. Merely a different way to look at how things got as bad as they got.

The story at hand is in the red, the original story and everything told within is in the orange, The Panic is in the pink and the Barasian War, also a part of the second story is in the Purple.

The First War, which was right before this is in the Yellow.

===Earliest===
PPGD
(1-7 year gap)
Prologue
First War
Second War
Second War {Renaissance}
The Panic
(5-10 year gap)
The Black War
Ruination War
(1000-5000 year gap)
Barasian War
(10 year gap)
Ancient War
(7 year gap)
Justice War
===Latest===


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Day 1
Blossom's Side: Model B
   Claiming Model B from a distraught Bell, Blossom finds herself drawn to a nearby ruin. There she comes into contact with Micheal and Leviathan, who are both still somewhat alive. This builds into something horrible, she could surely die if someone doesn't come to help her!   

Dexter's Side: Possible Armistice
   Dexter flies north to do battle with some of the remaining Knights, but it turns out that the survivors are actually two men called Harpuia and Fefnir. Dexter unlocks the power of his Chronometal and visits Olga in Mandark's ruin to discuss a favor to stop Blossom from being involved in these wars. Harpuia and Fefnir run off to help Blossom.   

Rowdyrough's Side: Premeditation
   Hunting down Olga, the last surviving Knight, the three split up for the day to find her. They come into contact with Harpuia and Fefnir who tell them that Blossom and Dexter are important to the world. They interrogate Olga and force her to co-operate, telling her to betray her friends to lead them into a trap. During the night they all go their separate ways. Boomer telling Olga to run, Butch tending the Orphanage and Brick finding a shard of the Destroyed Model M.   

Olga's Side
   After talking with Boomer, Olga escapes from the prying eyes of the Rowdyroughs to meet with L. There she and Phantom form a deal with him to create an emotion conduit between Blossom's Model M core, Dexter and the dormant Model Ms scattered around town. She succeeds in doing this and passes out in Dexter's arms. Dexter pours Love, one of the 3 required emotions into Model M, as planned.   

End of the Day
   Micheal/Leviathan, now identifying itself as 'L,' charged with the power of a giant shard of Model M attempts to kill Blossom, only to be intercepted by Harpuia and Fefnir. A giant battle breaks out, forcing the three to utilize each others' strengths just to survive! Bell teaches Blossom the power of inner sight and through perilous odds, she finds a way to battle through a blinding blizzard. The battle ends with the entire ruin coming down on them. Harpuia sacrifices his soul to have Fefnir and Blossom escape before the ruin explodes. Olga, Dexter and Blossom all look at the moon at the same time and feel the same pain at once. Harpuia is gone. He sacrificed himself to save Blossom's life. They will never forget that.   

Day 2
Blossom's Side: The Road to Self Assurance
   Blossom meets Fefnir at the mountain after Harpuia's Death. Blossom then leaves to meet with Dexter in the forest. Blossom helps Dexter escape from the burning forest and then spends hours putting out the fires only to be met with a simple note telling Blossom to leave. This infuriates her, but she leaves for the Orphanage instead. She stays there for a while, until the Caretaker within it convinces her that her place is out there, fighting for what's right. She leaves but quickly engages in battle with H, the horrible formation that was once Harpuia. She destroys it and then marches on World's End.   

Dexter's Side: Abandonment
   Dexter leaves Olga's base and heads to the Forest. There he encounters Boomer, of the Rowdyroughs. After a short discussion branding him as a potential enemy but 'on the same side' F shows up to do battle with Dexter! However, Olga and Blossom showing up cause him to lose focus and he is knocked out. He eventually gets fed up and makes a note telling Blossom to leave. He leaves with Olga to her base but quickly gets involved in a rematch with F. F plays around with Dexter, but Dexter musters hidden strength and destroys F with ease. He then marches on World's End.   

Rowdyrough's Side: Answers
   Keeping tabs on Olga and Dexter, the Rowdyroughs spread out. Brick and Boomer talk with Olga, eventually leading them to mistrusting her. She seems to have plans deeper than they expected. They keep tabs on her actions for a while before realizing this is all because of something she actually did to Dexter. They engage with her and Dexter, but L comes out of nowhere and they get whipped into a battle. It isn't hard fought, in fact they thoroughly destroy him. Then, leaving no regrets behind, they march on World's End.   

Olga's Side
   Having woken up to the Rowdyroughs interrogating her, Olga leaves the base to kill Fefnir. After doing that, she forms him into the demented figure F. F and her feign fighting each other to get Dexter to pour Anger into Model M. Then after Olga and Dexter fly back to the base, the Rowdyroughs intercept them and go into battle with L. Dexter goes into battle with F and pours the last emotion required into Model M. Fear. With Love, Anger and Fear in Model M, Olga abandons Dexter and marches on World's End.   

End of the Day
   All of the heroes meet up at World's End at the same time. The three armors combine with pieces of World's End to form the Chronometal Dragon! They do battle with it and after a hard fought battle, they manage to get it into a corner! However, the Dragon pins them down and prepares to land the killing blow. If it weren't for the Timely arrival of Buttercup and Bubbles, they would have surely died. Blossom is temporarily blown away by the Dragon's attack and Dexter goes into World's End. However, the Rowdyroughs seem to have a new goal. The detainment or destruction of Buttercup.   
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:55 am

The Beginning of the End. Things can only get worse before they get better.

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The Chronometal Wars
-THE SECOND WAR-
Epilogue Part 1 of 3
-UNDER WORLD’S END-

“One question before we begin.” Buttercup says, still in a battle stance.

“You say you know what Dexter and I are planning... while you aren’t wrong, I’m still curious. Why didn’t you detain ‘him’?” Brick responds. “Because he is the only individual here who can stop this. Whether we like it or not, he needs to be in World’s End.”

“Is that right?” She sneers, patting her brown dress. “Enough of this. Buttercup, surrender!” – “No.” – “NO?! What do you mean no?!” Butch yells out. “We outnumber and outclass you- and need I remind you we have the authority to use deadly force? We can KILL YOU!” All she does is smile. The Rowdyroughs furrow their brows. There was something in them that wanted her to react like this, but...

Boomer makes the first move!

He bolts from one edge of this building-top to Buttercup and before she even has a chance to defend herself, Boomer’s forearm already smacks her away, a trail of blood leaving her nose. His eyes are set to Bubbles who doesn’t falter surprisingly!

She channels blue energy in her two hands and energy courses through her! Her air banks in the energy laden air and she unleashes a giant blue storm that engulfs the building! Boomer covers his face in the storm! Everyone stands upon the building, awaiting the next move.

Buttercup rises to her feet and charges Boomer down and lands a keen kick to the face, sending him flying back to the Rowdyroughs! He wipes his mouth and stands back up. Butch cracks his knuckles and unleashes a gigantic green laser that shakes the foundations of the building they are standing on!

Buttercup intercepts it and holds it at bay with a single arm! Her arm is slowly obliterated by the attack, but she manages to hold it off until the attack runs out of energy. She winces, but all she can do is laugh.

In front of all of them, the air around her arm fizzles with red energy before a bolt of red lightning shoots out of her and her arm and clothing is completely back to normal. She cracks her knuckles and taunts them with her newly regenerated hand as if to say "Bring it on."

“What the hell is going on?!” – “It’s clear that she has some kind of new power we are unsure of.” – “So... where does this leave us.” – “All out.” Brick says as an order. Butch nods and cracks his neck, preparing.

“LAST FUCKING CHANCE BUTTERCUP!” – “Blow it out your ass.” Butch smiles.

All three of them take off at once and Bubbles breaks into a cold sweat. She raises her arms in defense but a single jab from Boomer brings her to her knees. She raises her hands over her head to defend herself.

But Boomer merely stands there. She reluctantly looks up, her eyes squinting as if anticipating any attack, but he merely looks on at the battle between Buttercup and his brothers. Bubbles tries to rise to her feet, but Boomer forces her to the roof.

“Stay here.” – “N-No! Let me go!” – “THIS IS FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!” Boomer snaps. She looks up with tears growing in her eyes born of frustration and fear. Her blue eyes and his blue eyes lock, but he also looks a little sad.

“We don’t want to kill you, Bubbles. You are innocent. Completely.” He says as the battle is heard just a few feet away, Buttercup screaming in pain and the Rowdyroughs getting knocked back before quickly flying back in.

“I won’t let you do this to my sister!” She yells, her eye lasers blowing Boomer back! Bubbles quickly runs over to aid Buttercup.

Her clothes are stained with blood, but she looks completely fine. It's just like with her arm... she doesn't seem to be taking ANY damage!

“What the hell is going on?!” Butch asks, panting. Brick growls before he feels something.

“This energy... do you feel that?” – “Feel what?” – “Buttercup’s energy, focus a small bit...” Butch and Brick stop their assault for a second.

Butch’s eyes go wide. “Could it... be?” – “It makes sense...” – “But-“ – “Now is not the time. At least we know why.” – “Then... can we even win?” – “The Beat-Alls were defeated once. He isn’t invincible.” Brick taunts.

“Enough chitchat!” Buttercup yells, launching a wave of green energy that blasts the roof to pieces and sends the fragments flying at the Rowdyroughs! They are blown off the building-top and regroup, this time with Boomer.

Boomer extends his left arm out and prepares to charge. Butch launches a ray of energy from his gloves and cannonballs Boomer into Buttercup, who attempts to halt the attack but is easily blown away by the attack. While in mid-air, Buttercup and Boomer engage in hand-to-hand combat!

Bubbles whips up another tornado, but Brick’s gauntlets absorb the blue energy and condense it into a ball. He throws it at Bubbles, causing an unstable burst of energy to blow her off the building!

Brick attempts to fly to engage Buttercup, but an enraged Bubbles flies up from the rubble and punches him right in the jaw, causing a single tooth to fly out of sight! He rubs his chin and spits blood. He is just about done with this girl.

“Those who get in the way of government business... are guilty...” – “Get off your high horse!” Bubbles yells, charging him down!

Meanwhile, Butch and Boomer do battle with Buttercup, who has summoned two red crystals from her hand and is using them as combat batons to parry their attacks! Butch gets a hand of one of them and rips it from her grip and jabs her in the face! This throws her off balance and lets Boomer grab her by the legs and throw her into a nearby building, causing it to collapse at the seems.

They check to see if she’s down and out, but she quickly explodes from the ruin and head butts Butch in the face, causing him to recoil back with a stream of blood following, but Boomer doesn’t skip a beat and uses that time to land a powerful punch to Buttercup’s exposed Kidney!

She screams out in pain and holds it. She’s immortal, but she can still feel pain! She winces, but Boomer swoops down and lands a killer kick to the middle of her face, throwing off her center of gravity! He flies under her and crashes into her back, causing a horrible cracking noise to be heard! Buttercup tries to scream out in pain, but she has no breath. Boomer then takes one of her arms and throws her back to the building next to World’s End.

Butch rubs his face and wipes the blood off of it. He and Boomer fly off to Buttercup, who is still trying to get up from all the pain. Brick flies in with an unconscious Bubbles in his clutches. He puts her down outside of combat on side of the roof and approaches Buttercup. She tries to snap back up, but Boomer and Butch hold her down by the arms and legs. She’s immortal, not stronger than them!

Brick stands over her, rage burning within him.

“This is what is has come to, huh?” Brick says. “It hasn’t even begun, yet!” Buttercup snarls. “You should know that nothing you can do can stop me!” – “Perhaps not, but you can feel pain... and more importantly-“ He says, turning around.

“So can she.”

Buttercup’s eyes go wide as she struggles to get free, but she cannot break free of their grips. “DON’T YOU DARE HURT HER!” – “She’s just as guilty as you are.” Brick says, standing over Bubbles.

“YOU SON OF A BITCH!” – “Guys, see if she can talk with no windpipe.” Brick says, deviously. Boomer puts one of his hands around her throat and begins to squeeze as hard as he can, knowing this cannot truly kill her.

Brick raises his hand and aims it at the unconscious Bubbles and begins to power up a green laser.

Buttercup tries to scream in protest, but she can only cough up blood! Brick breaks into an unexpected dark smile. Some things never seem to change...

Right before he unleashes his red laser, something unexpected happens!

“GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM THEM!” An enraged Blossom roars, cleaving down and blasting Brick’s hand clean off and causing a gash to go down his chest! “AHHHHHHHH!” He yells, stumbling backwards. He holds his blasted arm with his other hand as hard as he can, but the pain is more than he can bear!

Butch and Boomer look to each other. “Let’s put her out of commission, then take care of Blossom.” Boomer grabs Buttercup by the core behind her and prevents her from moving around as Butch moves in front of her, eclisping Blossom's sight.

He looks back right into Blossom’s widening eyes. “No...........” Is all she can mutter as Butch does something completely unthinkable.

A giant laser completely blows through Buttercup's chest, leaving nothing but a singed bleeding hole! Boomer holds off Butch's attack from behind Buttercup with his gauntlets.

Buttercup’s body slumps to the roof and Boomer stands over it. He then kicks it off the building and looks back to Blossom. She seems completely paralyzed, but something is boiling in her.

“AHHHHHHH!!!” She roars, red energy exploding outward, blowing dust and electricity in all directions, instantly waking Bubbles up to see Buttercup’s falling body.

“Buttercup...!” She timidly yells before coughing. Brick did too much to her, she can barely move.

“GET OUT OF HERE...!” Blossom growls to Bubbles. “What-“ – “I SAID GO, NOW!!!” Without another word, Bubbles stumbles to her feet and begins to fly off.

Brick crawls over to his brothers and rises to his feet, still wincing from the pain, but he realizes he still has one hand. More than enough to fight...!

“I can’t begin to imagine what you have done... what you are going to make me do!” – “We-“ – “YOU KILLED MY SISTER!” She roars, instantly teleporting to Boomer and blasting him away with a violent red ray of energy. She quickly turns around and draws her saber and attacks Butch, who instantly bounds backwards and jumps straight into the air above the building, closer to World's End.

She smacks Brick and his one gauntlet away and chases Butch down in mid-air above the tall building.

But he doesn’t run away, he is relishing this! He dodges her attacks and jumps back. He launches another laser beam, but she’s had enough of this! She throws her B-Saber and it cuts through his laser and impales his shoulder! He yells out in pain and tries to dig it out, but Blossom shows up and tears it out herself.

She looks him dead in the eye, thinking and moving a mile a minute. Anger boils within her. “THIS IS FOR BUTTERCUP!” She yells with righteous indignation as she slashes down on him as strong as she possibly can! From his shoulder to the opposite sided leg, Butch is blasted in half, blood spraying everywhere gruesomely.

There is no surviving that attack and the other Rowdyroughs know that. His body halves fall to the building and all they can do is look upon the horror. Blossom also lands, looking them dead in the eye, covered in blood.

“No... NO!” – “Boomer no!” They yell as Boomer unwisely charges Blossom down! She lunges her sword out and it pierces his chest! “GAH... nghh... RAH!” He yells first in pain then in anger as he crawls down the impaling weapon and punches Blossom hard enough to knock her off balance! He drops to the ground and rips the sword out. He gasps as blood spills to the ground and his vision goes blurry. He charges Blossom down, but she’s already back on her feet by the time he reaches her.

She easily bats the sword out of his hand and reclaims it. She lunges it into him once more and forces him to the ground and looks him in the eye. Her eyes are one of pure rage being awakened in the pit of her soul, while his are those of fear and lifelessness. His eyes eventually close and all she can feel is anger. This revenge means nothing to her, she is completely lost in this and all she can feel is rage!

She takes the saber out and looks Brick in the eye. His two brothers now dead on the ground around him.

“Blossom... you... no...” – “YOU’RE NEXT!” She roars, exploding after him! At this point she knows she can bargain for his surrender. He has lost, she has won... but she doesn't want victory. She wants revenge!

He holds her off with his one last defensive glove and throws her back with huge amounts of energy in her wake! He launches himself at her while in mid-air and rips the sword from her grasp! He blasts her with it, causing blood to leave her and causing her to crash into a nearby building.

She quickly flashes the rubble to dust and flies up to him! She closes her eyes to perceive his attacks, but she doesn’t have the true sight. All she can see is her sister being...

“GAHHHH!” She yells out in pure rage as she charges him down and pins him to the ground by the throat! He attempts to slash at her with her weapon, but she twists it out of his grasp and impales his arm to the ground with it!

She squeezes tighter and tighter as the very life is crushed from him.

Blossom has never felt so angry.

Blossom has never felt so empty.

She doesn’t even know what is going on.

But before she knows it, all three of them are dead.

She slowly relents her fingers from his lifeless neck and stands over his body, trembling. What has she done? She has killed... not just killed, murdered, in pure anger and cold blood.

Is this it...? She wonders to herself, what even happens after this. Is she supposed to cry? Is she supposed to have a crisis of self? Is she supposed to ignore it and move on?

World’s End rumbles around them, her actions and their lives completely pointless. She has never felt so scared in her life. She doesn’t even know who she is anymore. Her hands tremble and she begins to cry, but not verbally. Her eyes leak but her mouth stays still. She makes no noises; she merely trembles and falls to her knees.

She shakes and grabs her arms and rubs them on herself. She doesn’t know why. She feels cold.

“B... Blossom...?” Bubbles asks, behind her. Blossom does not respond. Bubbles walks around timidly, among the dead bodies. A tear grows in her own eye. Why has it come to this? What even happened?

What happens now? “Butt...er...cup...” Blossom speaks in broken English, her voice trembling so much it’s hard to make real words. “She’s... dead...d...d...d...” She stutters, unable to accept what she has just seen. She slams her hand on the roof as hard as she possibly can!

Even Bubbles is blown away by the force of the attack!

“BUTTERCUUUUUUUUUUUUUP!” She roars as loudly as she can, her voice even causing World’s End to rumble. The building they were standing on begins to collapse due to the force of her slam and before they know it, all of the horrifying corpses are gone from sight.

“Blossom... I...” Bubbles tries to say as she floats over to the also floating Blossom. She tries to find words, but all she can do is extend her arms out. She is crying, but she’s extending her arms out like she wants a hug. Blossom looks over, also crying. She can’t hold it in any longer!

She grabs Bubbles and holds on for dear life, pouring all her love into her one remaining sister. She grabs on tightly, but Bubbles doesn’t mind the pain. She knows exactly what she’s going through.

“Guys...” A voice says from somewhere. They look around. “GUYS, OVER HERE!” They look around to the under-entrance to World’s End.

It’s... It’s...

BUTTERCUP!

Blossom flies off and grabs onto her as hard as she can without another word. She hugs her tightly and Buttercup coughs out in happiness and pain. “O-Okay Blossom- OW THAT HURTS, come on... dang...” – “How are you alive...?! Y-Your chest... and what is wrong with your clothes?! Brown?!” – “That’s a long story. You have a job to do.” – “I have... what?” Buttercup detaches from Blossom and points behind her. The entrance to World’s End.

“Dexter went in there. I saw Olga is here too. This is it, this is the end. Maybe the end of everything.” – “Buttercup!” – “I’m sorry, but I’m not going to sidestep the issue here.” She looks around.

“This meteor is the size of the city. Bubbles and I will stay out here in case it... falls... You go in.” – “But...” – “It’s okay, leader girl. We believe in you. You are stronger than anyone here. If anyone can do this, it’s you.” – “B-Buttercup... haha...” Blossom wipes the tears from her eyes and nods. She flies slowly into the opening into the meteor and looks back.

“Be careful you two.” – “You too.” Everyone nods and goes their separate ways.

Blossom slowly walks into the meteor. It’s dark in here and nearly impossible to see. She falls down a hole and lands on something unexpectedly soft. She shakes her head and looks around, expecting a deep, dark and dank cave...

But... what is this...?

This doesn’t look like the inside of a meteor at all; this doesn’t even look like Megaville! She looks around and more importantly, she looks up.

Blue sky, white clouds and a bright sun. She looks around, green grass and tall trees. She walks around, the grass crunching under her iron soles. She sees and walks slowly toward a large door almost a mile away across this green expansive meadow. Flowers are blooming and little animals are hopping around.

Butterflies flit around and Blossom, regardless of the serene environment has never felt more afraid in her entire life. What in the world is going on?!

'Blossom?' – "Oh, Bell." - 'I... can feel what you went through.' Blossom looks around this calm area. But, it doesn't make her feel better.

'I can remember what that felt like... fighting to save someone who was close to you...' - "It... was different, Bell. I truly thought she was dead. That was it, that was the endgame. All I had..." She says, looking at her hands.

"All I had was my anger, my rage, my sadness. There was a point in that battle where I probably could have stopped the bloodshed- but I didn't want to. I wanted to rip their throats out... I wanted them dead." She says, her voice unusually calm.

'Are... you okay?' - "I don't know. But there isn't time to worry about "Me." Thanks for the concern, but there are bigger things to worry about than my personal dilemma" - 'If... you say so. Be strong, Blossom.'

Blossom moves forward, but smiles a bit. "Thanks, Bell..." She continues forward through this warped land.

She looks over across a tree to a lake. What she sees shocks her!

It’s... Micheal, sitting on a picnic mat, laughing with a blue female robot, Leviathan. They look over to Blossom. Before she has a chance to react, they nod and explode into a white light.

Blossom continues on and the wind picks up. It smells serene. Flower petals blow in the breeze. She looks up and sees Elly, but... she looks much younger. She’s a little girl being carried by two beings that look a little like her. A man and a woman.

Her parents?

They have their arms splayed out like they are play-flying, but they are actually in the air. They look down and see Blossom.

They land on the ground next to her and the little girl Elly walks over to Blossom incredibly excited! She looks up with her big red eyes and innocent face. “Blossom! These are my parents!” She turns around and jumps into her dad’s arms. The mom walks forward and bows.

“So you are Blossom. Pleased to meet you.” – “Uh... likewise.”

Elly’s face breaks into one of a more sad and serious demeanor. She gets down off of her dad’s hands and looks at Blossom.

“I know this isn’t real... these are just my memories. I know my parents are dead.” She says as they explode into white light. She looks down and begins to cry.

“Lidia and Randal killed them... but they are dead, so I should feel better... right?” – “Who... are you talking about?” – “Revenge doesn’t make you feel better, Blossom.” Elly says, looking up with sadness in her own eyes.

“It consumes you... and follows you to the grave.” She says as she explodes into a white light.

Blossom has no idea what is going on, but she has to push forward. She is about halfway to the door.

To her right among this endless meadow of grass and apple trees, three men walk out from behind a tree, punching each other in their shoulders and laughing.

It’s Drax, Fefnir and Harpuia.

They stop in front of Blossom and wave. She waves back, beginning to understand what’s going on. Drax walks forward and talks first.

“You know, I have no regrets. You may think I would have some, but I really don’t. I had nothing personal against Randal, Lidia or Shaun... their deaths didn’t really make me feel stronger. Or more empty now that I think about it.” He looks into the sky and takes a deep breath.

“But, all of this battle, all of these Chronometal Wars... they took a lot out of me. I forgot what I was fighting for.” His red dreadlocks blow in the breeze. This is the first time Blossom has ever seen him without his sunglasses on.

He looks over and for the first time in his life, he wears a serious expression.

“Don’t ever forget what you are fighting for, Blossom.” He says as he explodes into a white light.

Harpuia and Fefnir walk up with smiles on their face, but Blossom doesn’t understand. They should be sad! They are dead, everything they tried to do ended in failure!

“Don’t feel bad for us, Blossom. We tried. In the end, that was all we could do.” – “Yeah, we gave it our all. If there’s one thing we’ve learned to accept, it’s that fate is strong and rolling with it is a lot better than fighting it.” They nod and begin to walk away.

“Wait! Please wait...” Blossom pleads. Harpuia turns back.

“It’s okay, Blossom. You have the power we don’t. The power to change destinies. Don’t you ever forget that.” He says before they both explode into white lights.

Blossom shakes her head and moves on. She is closer to the door now. Only about a fourth of a mile to go. She expects to be cut off by Olga and Phantom next, but she remembers that they are still alive.

The flowers flit in the soft breeze and the birds chirp. The sky is clear and calm. She is almost hesitant to leave this place.

She nears the door, but she is stopped by someone. Someone she didn’t expect.

It’s Dexter... and he’s in an aggressive stance.

“Dexter! There you are!” Blossom says, relieved. As she approaches, Dexter draws his weapon and points it at her.

“W-What?” – “Leave, Blossom.” He says, with hatred and malice in his voice.

“Stop this Dexter... we can team up against Olga and stop this!” – “I won’t let you hurt her.” – “WH... WHAT?! What are you talking about?” – “I promised an old friend that she would be safe.” Blossom clenches her fists.

“Dexter... stop this...” – “LEAVE, BLOSSOM!” She growls and slowly takes out her saber. She doesn’t want to do this, but it seems there isn’t any other choice.

Dexter gasps softly, but maintains his aggression. He didn’t expect her to resist, but he’s prepared for this possibility. He draws a ‘second’ D-Saber, one Blossom has never seen before.

His first is Gold, the same color as his armor, but the second one is black, as if it were empowered by Model M!

“Dexter... what is happening to you?” – “You leave me no choice. You have to leave Blossom, either of your own volition, or by force!” – “I am not turning back! I can’t let everyone down!” She says, brandishing her weapon, also pointing it at Dexter.

“Then you will die here!” Blossom’s eyes go wide. Did he really say, die...?

Dexter charges her down and she blocks with her saber! Both his gold and black sabers grind against her single white saber, causing sparks and energy to fly off in all directions.

“Dex... ter... why?! What has gotten into you?!” She says, batting him off before going on the offensive. She harnesses the power of Elly and Harpuia’s wind energy and launches a bolt of lightning at Dexter! He summons a shield of Darkness from Phantom and Olga’s energy and defends against it easily.

He reappears from the darkness and attacks her from behind! She has barely enough time to react! She can parry one sword, but she gets slashed and falls to her knees. Dexter looks down on her, but she unleashes a firestorm from her hands from Drax and Fefnir!

“I won’t let them down! I will kill Olga, Dexter!” – “I... won’t... let you!” He encases himself in Leviathan ice and bolts over to her, piercing the fire and knocking her back!

She regains her footing, but covers her wound from his attack with one hand. She struggles to stand. This fight ended before it even began... Dexter is simply too powerful. She falls once again to her knees, but this time without the power to resist.

“You’ve let everyone down, Blossom.” – “H-Huh...?” – “You’ve let your sisters down; you’ve given them false hope. You let the world down. You are not the hero you promised yourself you’d be. You’ve killed! Blossom, you are no hero. You are a mistake.” He walks over to her slumped body.

“You’ve even let me down. I was hoping you would take the hint and leave... but now it’s come to this.” He says with sadness in his eyes, looking down on her. She puts her head down, revealing her neck.

“If you are going to kill me... then do it...” She says simply, tears falling from her eyes and into the serene grass.

He puts away his black blade and walks over to her with his golden blade at the ready. He stands over her.

‘D-Dexter... you can’t really mean to-‘ – “Shut up, Deedee!” – ‘Dexter...!’ Bell yells out from Blossom's armor as well.

Deedee’s spirit and Bell’s spirit stand in front of him. He knows exactly why they are there... and he also knows they can’t stop him from doing ‘anything.’

“Blossom... go...” He says one last time. “I can’t... I made a promise... a promise to never run away... a promise to see this through... a promise to save this world.” Dexter sighs and turns his back on her.

She looks up with rage in her eyes.

“You failed. You can’t stop this. Only I can. I started this, a long time ago. Now it’s time for me to face the music. Goodbye forever Blossom.” – “Dexter...!!!” Blossom blubbers.

He walks off to the door and opens it. He turns back, Blossom looking him right in the eye. Deedee walks over to him and sighs before fading back into the armor. Bell does the same for Blossom.

He walks into the door as it closes.

Blossom yells and slams the ground as hard as she can! She scratches the grass and soil and cries as she collapses onto the ground, yelling, crying, screaming...

She had fought so hard, against the Rowdyroughs, against her own emotions, against Micheal and Leviathan and now against Dexter... but...

Dexter has moved on. Blossom has failed. All she can do is lay there, powerless. Her eyes are open, but she lay with her back to the ground, looking into the sky she knows isn't real, wondering where it all went wrong.

What's the point of even trying anymore...?
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:41 am

Okay, this one is long. Like, almost unforgivably wrong and I apologize. Let me try to put into terms just how long it is.

Normal parts are about "3" long. Epilogues are between "9-12" long.

This is "16."

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The Chronometal Wars
-THE SECOND WAR-
Epilogue Part 2 of 3
-INSIDE WORLD’S END-

Dexter closes the door behind him.

The world around him is still surreal, a world that has no business being inside of a meteor that begets death and decay. It is a thick forest with blue flowers everywhere. Rain is falling, but it is a light drizzle that clinks against his armor.

He moves forward upon the single paved path. The stone he walks upon is flat and carved. Roots and moss growing in between the cracks in the road. If this world is a fake, it is a really well designed fake. Is this what it truly looks like inside of World’s End? It can’t be. He looks up.

Through the cracks in the leaves are rays of pure sunshine. The clouds outside are sickly and brown, but from in here it still looks so pure and clean.

Is this Heaven? Hell? What could this place possibly be?

Dexter moves on through the blue flowered thicket in the forest and notices that all around him are ruins. Trees grow over the broken stone buildings. The rain pools between roots and cascades down over the broken buildings. Yet like the meadow just before... this place cannot be real. Dexter is too enveloped with logic and pessimism to be absorbed into this place.

He bats the low branches out of the way as he continues through the wet and somewhat cold jungle. He doesn’t hear bugs, or birds, or any wildlife really. It is so unlike a jungle. The meadow outside looked like a real meadow, but there isn’t a place like this in real life at all. This place is pure fiction!

The blue flowers fade before even the trees themselves seem to be blue. The light flashing through the canopy also glows a light blue. Dexter looks over and notices a huge ruin just in front of him. The path leads into it.

He walks up the massive broken stone steps, water rushing down them like a waterfall and roots breaking through them like invaders. He carefully steps over every hazard and makes it to the top into the ruin.

The path ends, there is nowhere left to go. There are five pillars here in the overhead pattern of a star. One in front, two to the left and two to the right. There are letters carved into them.

He walks over to the leftmost pillar and wipes the moss off the stone.

“B.” He says to himself. A simple letter is present on the pillar. He walks over to the other pillar, this one covered in roots. He takes out his saber and carefully slices the roots off.

“B-2?” He says to himself again. B-2? What does that mean? For that matter, what does B mean?

He turns around and goes to the two right pillars. The rightmost one isn’t covered by any obstructions, though it is a little faded.

“D...” He says. He looks at his own armor. “D?” He wonders. Are these Chronometals? He walks up to the next pillar and wipes away the invading moss.

“S. Haven’t heard that one before. Maybe it’s not Chronometals?” He says to himself. He looks over to the last pillar, the one in the front of the room.

The rain falls down and continuously hits leaves making pitter patter noises and clanking against his armor. This place seems convincing; despite Dexter knowing it simply cannot exist.

The final pillar isn’t in disrepair. It’s completely untouched, by the plants, by age... even by the rain! There is a single letter on that as well.

“M. Model M... Mandark.” Dexter says. Dexter looks at the floor. There are carvings that lead all of the pillars to each other in a star pattern, M being the top of the star.

M is the top, B is the bottom left, B-2 is the top left, D is the top right and S is the bottom right.

“ARE they Chronometals? What is S? What is B-2?” Dexter ponders to himself, unable to break the code.

‘Perhaps they are Chronometals that do not yet exist?’ Deedee says out of the blue. Dexter looks behind him, Deedee’s spirit walking around and examining this place.

“Deedee! Be careful! You don’t know what this place has in store!” – ‘It’s okay, Dexter... I think... I think I know this place.’ – “What? Really?” Deedee wanders around, touching the leaves and roots, feeling the rain course over her spirit body.

‘It’s been so long since I’ve felt rain; Dexter... you have no idea how good this feels.’ She says, with her eyes closed and her face pointing towards the sky. The rain cascades over her face and down her eyes... though those may just be tears of happiness.

“Are you... crying?” Deedee looks back and wipes her eyes.

She is wearing a single piece white dress. She looks very angelic, even without wings. Her bare feet softly touch the ground as she continues to look around.

‘It feels like I am alive again... this place is... is wonderful...’ – “This place isn’t real, not to mention it’s inside of World’s End. The place that seeks to destroy the REAL world.” Dexter says, un-amused. He closes his eyes and continues to ponder this puzzle.

“Though... I truly am glad you are happy, Deedee.” He says with a smile as he continues to keep his eyes closed.

‘Did you really have to be that evil to Blossom?’ Deedee says out of the blue, souring Dexter’s happiness.

“She had to leave. I didn’t see any other choice.” – ‘Dexter... she’s already in World’s End. There is no leaving from this place. Not anymore.’ Dexter sighs, beginning to understand that himself.

“She’s probably following us in here as we speak. The cut I gave her wasn’t severe in the slightest. Being a superhero, it’s likely that she will be back on her feet in a few minutes.” – ‘If she meets us again... will you continue to be evil towards her?’ – “Why do you keep saying evil? I’m not being evil...” – ‘Aren’t you?’ She says, almost dancing in the rain.

Eyes still closed, he ponders the concept of evil. A phrase comes to mind.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions...

Dexter opens his eyes to see Deedee moving in the rain in a rhythmic motion. It’s as if she’s trying “not” to dance. “You can let it all out, you know.” – ‘H-Huh?’ – “I can see what you are doing. You are enjoying it out here, but trying not to dance... why?” Dexter says. She looks down, with a half-guilty face.

‘Because, like you said... I know this place isn’t real. I don’t want to grow attached to this enchanted jungle. I might find it hard to leave if I do.’ – “Deedee... you deserve to be happy, even for a moment.” Dexter says, locating a small rock and sitting on it. He looks at his sister and merely sits there. “I haven’t seen you dance in so long, Deedee... it will make ‘me’ happy too, to see you dance again.”

She nearly covers her mouth as she tries to hold in the noises she’s unintentionally making. ‘O-Okay, I will...’ She says, hesitantly moving in erratic patterns. She’s trying to dance, but it seems like she is nervous. Dexter knows she’s nervous, she seems shy after so long. Dexter gets up from the rock and walks towards her.

Her back is faced towards him as he walks up to her and taps her on the shoulder.

‘Wh-What? Was it bad?’ – “No, it’s not that... it’s just... you’re nervous. Let me help you, sister.” He says, extending his hand out. It looks like he wants to lead her into a partner’s dance.

‘You know how to dance, Dexter? I didn’t know that.’ – “I learned from the best.” He says, taking her hand. His armor makes him actually the same height as his sister. He never thought he’d see the day where he would look at her without looking ‘up’ at her.

He leads her into a dance. Their bodies and feet move in unison. At first, Deedee seems like she’s trying to guide him into the movement, but after a while, she notices he doesn’t need the help... so she takes it all in.

She looks up as they dance; the rain falling through this blue jungle is enchanting. She smiles and tears up a bit. Dexter’s dancing is sublime! He seems to have learned how to do this from when Deedee was giving him her wisdom during his fight with Olga earlier before the crash.

They continue to dance as a pair. His entire body is encased in iron armor, but she is dressed only in that one white gown. The rain twists around them and hits the ground. After a while, the dancing slows down and Deedee closes her eyes.

She hugs Dexter.

‘Thank you, Dexter... I really liked that.’ She says with a sniffle before she fizzles back into his armor. He touches his chest-armor and sighs.

“Anything for you, Deedee...”

Dexter looks around. It’s been almost an hour and they are no closer to finding out the secrets to this area than before.

However, before long... someone walks up the steps. At first, Dexter thinks its Blossom, but... it’s not.

It’s... Mandark...?

Mandark, in a pure human form, wearing nothing but a long white gown like Deedee as well walks up into the stone star they were just dancing in. He wears no shoes like Deedee as well, his bare feet splashing in the wet moss. He has long ragged but silky hair, like he hasn’t cut it in years.

In fact, he looks like he did when Dexter first met him all those years ago, but in an adult form.

Deedee appears out of his armor once more and walks towards Mandark.

‘Susan...?’ She asks. Mandark looks back and notices she is talking to him. “Deedee? Oh, welcome to my own little slice of heaven.” – ‘Susan... what is this place?’ – “Oh, this? This is the atrium of the Chronometals.” He says, looking into the sky.

“Beautiful, isn’t it?” – ‘It... It sure is.’ Deedee says, seemingly confused. Dexter walks up. “Is there something wrong, Deedee?” – ‘This... person... he doesn’t seem completely like Susan...’ After she says that, Mandark looks back. “What do you mean?” – ‘Well, yes... you do look like Mandark, but... you look more... how can I put this...?’ She puts her finger to her lip, looking at Mandark before he himself says what she was thinking.

“Pure? Innocent?” – ‘Y-Yes! That’s it! Uh, no offense.’ He shakes his head and smiles.

“None taken. You were right though. I am not Mandark.” – “H-Huh?!” Dexter says, absolutely confused. “Maybe this will help you understand.” He says, walking towards the ‘M’ pillar. It begins to glow. He turns around and looks at them.

“I am not Mandark. I am World’s End.” – “You... are World’s End? The Inverted Model M? I thought you were the embodiment of pure death and destruction!” Dexter says, confused. World’s End smiles and closes his eyes.

“I am different. I am the whole of many fragments. The soul of everyone who has died to make me is within here as well.” He says, pointing back to the door they walked in.

“The spirits you saw, they were not illusions. They were the real thing. True spirits.” He extends his arms to specify this area they are standing in.

“And this is my heart. The heart of all Chronometals that have ever been and ever will be. Within the realm of Love.” – ‘Realm... of love?’ Deedee says, thinking.

“You just entered from the realm of fear. Above us is the realm of Anger. I am World’s End, or rather the embodiment of the love that was required to make World’s End.” He says. His long hair is adorned with a single flower. He stands taller than Dexter by a few inches.

“Love... Fear... Anger... these are all the emotions Olga used me for, aren’t they?” Dexter asks. World’s End sadly nods. “Please don’t be mad at Olga.” – “Are you really Mandark? Do you have Mandark’s memories, too?” – “No. I am simply World’s End. I don’t know this Mandark you are speaking of.” – “But... you look just like him! I mean...” Dexter says, walking towards him and looking at his hair.

“Susan... I teased him for having a girl’s name, a girl’s hair and a girl’s dress... you ARE Susan!” – “I am World’s End, Dexter. And I am okay with this.” – “Wait, what do you mean? Are you... unhappy?” – “I am destined to die today. Not a single shred of World’s End will remain in the end. All of my love, anger and fear will be lost. I will cease to exist, all for the selfish purpose Olga has put me to.”

“That’s... horrible...” Dexter says. “Don’t blame her.” World’s End says, putting his hand on Dexter’s shoulder, causing him to look back up. World’s End smiles. “She just wants to see her brother again. You can understand... right?” He says. Dexter begins to tear up, so he rips his vision from World’s End and wipes his eyes.

“Yeah... completely.” He says.

“I can help you reach the realm of anger... the Precipice of Power. Olga is there, waiting for you.” – “Well, I don’t really have a choice. I have to meet her.” – “Are you going to kill her?” – “I can’t.” – “Why not?” – “I promised a friend. Because she has taken so many lives. This world is buckling and she seeks to destroy it, all because she simply wants to see her brother again.” Dexter turns his head and continues.

“Well her brother doesn’t want to see her. I spoke with Mandark, now is not his time, yet. But I can’t kill Olga either.” – “So what are you going to do...?” World’s End asks, curious. His white gown blowing in the light jungle breeze.

“I honestly don’t know, maybe try and talk her out of it? If that doesn’t work... I don’t know.” – “I see...” He says, turning back to the M Obelisk.

“I can open the portal now. You can go to Olga and do... whatever it is you are going to do.” – “Wait.” Dexter says. World’s End turns around. “What is it?”

“You foresaw your own death... but what about ours? What is our fate?” – “Just look at the Obelisks, Dexter.” World’s End says before disappearing. Dexter scratches his head and looks at the Obelisks.

M is in pristine condition, untouched by rain or roots. But the others are broken and invaded by plant life. Water coursing down them erodes the stone away slowly as well.

“Only Model M is spared the fate of the others...” He says to himself. Deedee nods somberly.

‘That’s what it looks like.’ – “It looks so... beautiful in here, but it’s rather grim when you think about it. All that is left is Model M... everything and everyone else is dead.” He says, looking around the blue jungle.

“Not even the animals are spared. After all, I can’t hear anything. No bugs, no birds...” He looks around some more. “Everything is dead... except Model M. Is that the future? Is this our destiny...?” Deedee’s head slumps, unable to say anything.

“I won’t let it end this way. The world deserves better!” He says, walking towards the Model M obelisk with Deedee. She fades into him and he touches the obelisk, instantly transporting somewhere else!

The air is thick... the walls are claustrophobically close.

There are red lights everywhere; this must be the realm of Anger! Dexter runs forward and comes to a gigantic door. There are giant glass windows everywhere, but when Dexter tries to break one, it proves indestructible. He turns his effort to the door, which is a lot less indestructible!

He kicks it and punches it over again before it explodes off its hinges! Robots crawl out of the stone walls and engage him! He takes out his two weapons and blasts them to pieces! He runs down the red halls, more and more enemies pouring out of the walls! He cuts them down and moves on.

The glass windows seem to be mirrors now, reflecting his image. Dexter can never really handle what he looks like now. I mean, he doesn’t pull off blonde hair that well.

Robot after every giant robot is toppled by Dexter with relative ease. The robots keep getting bigger before he realizes that the small confined hall is now a gigantic tunnel! The machines are now so massive that a single cut can no longer bring them down!

“I’ve come this far, I won’t fall to the hands of cannon fodder!” He yells, attacking them at every weak point with his overcharged weapons. They fall and melt into the meteor every time. He comes across an even more massive door, but he musters his rage and his strength to blow it open with a single shot.

The meteor is rumbling! He must be nearing the exit! He can’t afford to wait around any longer.

He runs down the last hall. Only a small door awaits him now. He opens it and looks in. He looks around for anyone in here.

It’s Olga; she’s standing at the opposite side of the room...

Dexter closes the door behind him. Along the wall to the left is a staircase made of stone that seems to lead out to the meteor. The orange setting sun shines in, casting an ominous glow.

“Welcome, Dexter...” Olga says evilly. “Is this really the only way, Olga? Are you willing to sacrifice everyone, anyone- to get Mandark back?” – “That is none of your concern, if I’m not mistaken. At this point I would probably get ready to battle you, but... it’s curious. You aren’t here to kill me I’ve found out.”

“You’re right. I won’t.” – “Ah-hah... so you do want to be used one last time by me? I was prepared for a battle, but it seems all you want to do is help me. Thank you so much Dexter.” She says with demented malice in her voice.

She walks up and points out the door.

“Your destiny is out there.” – “Out... there?” He asks, looking up the sunset stairs. He sees that just outside is the crashed body of the Chrono-Dragon.

“Susan is out there. Don’t keep him waiting.” She says, turning back, but not before Dexter speaks one more time.

“Blossom is coming, you know.” – “Eh? I thought you scared her off.” – “Nothing will scare her off. She’s stronger than either of us anticipated.” – “Hah, you tried so hard to send her away from these wars, yet here she stays. You know, you aren’t really good at this whole “Hero” thing, you know that?” – “Insult me if you want, but a REAL hero is about to walk through those doors any minute.” Olga laughs devilishly.

“Is that right? Why, because she loves you? No matter what you do she is going to crawl back to you, her ‘first?’ Get real.” – “No, she’s going to come. But I don’t think it’s for me. She’s too good for me.” He says, putting himself down and confusing Olga.

“If she isn’t coming for you... who is she coming for?” He smiles and looks up the stairs to the Precipice of Power. “You. She wants answers. She’s prideful and bashful, it’s what makes her- her. That’s why I love her, that’s why I had to send her away.” He turns around to look at the scowling Olga.

“I love her with all my heart, that is why she had to leave... but she wouldn’t. Ha, I guess I should have known she wouldn’t have. After all, I fell in love with Blossom, not a scared little girl. I can only hope that in the end she can forgive me, even if I can’t bring it to forgive myself.” He walks up the stairs, leaving Olga alone.

Olga huffs, getting ready to wait again, but against her wildest expectations...

Blossom is already here!

She blows the door down and runs in! She draws her B-Saber and looks up the stairs. The orange light coming down casting an ominous glow. She looks over to Olga with rage in her eyes.

“I HEARD EVERYTHING!” Blossom roars! “Dexter was doing this to keep me away because he loved me! He wanted to keep me safe- from YOU! I knew there was a reason, but I couldn’t even find out what it was! Now I know!” She says, pointing her weapon at Olga.

Olga wears a serious face and draws her two weapons. She doesn’t seem to be in the mood to play around.

“Blossom, surely you saw the mural in the forest... the broken obelisk with the letter B on it. No?” – “Yeah, what of it?!” – “That is your fate, to be broken! I will shatter you to pieces!” She yells, charging Blossom down!

Blossom easily blasts her back and goes on the offensive! A new kind of fire burns within her now. She knows Dexter was holding everything back to protect Blossom and now she feels stupid for not realizing it sooner! She has to make this right!

Blossom and Olga dodge each other’s attacks expertly, but Blossom is putting more of herself into every attack than ever before! Before Olga knows it, she’s on the defensive and backed against a wall!

“Phantom...” She whispers.

“This is it. Give me the final fragment of power!” – “As you wish, Olga.” After Phantom says that, Blossom is blown back from the sheer level of her energy alone! She struggles to keep her eyes open and view what’s going on in this stony room.

Olga has giant purple wings like that of a fallen angel. Her eyes are dark and lack pupils. She is a being of pure energy and darkness!

“Bell... I need power too...” – ‘Blossom; if I take any more of your soul, it could be shattered forever!’ Blossom looks at Olga and furrows her brow. “At any cost... just like Astronomonov says. I will save Dexter, my sisters and this world at any cost, even destroying my own soul!” – ‘B-Blossom...! Okay... be careful.’ Bell says as Blossom too explodes in an eruption of energy!

She emerges from a ball of light with wings of her own. White wings and white eyes. The two angels clash in battle in this small room as many magical explosions go off!

Blossom summons a gigantic white sword as Olga summons two purple blades to clash with each other! They move at what seems like light speed as World’s End Buckles and heaves!

Blossom’s giant divine blade grinds against Olga’s corrupt blades that ebb with dark energy, yet they are both using the same source of energy. Their souls. Is Blossom’s burning brighter? Is Olga’s soul really so corrupt and sickly?

Olga holds out her hand and unleashes a shadow vortex that engulfs Blossom! She is nearly shoved to the unholy walls around her, but her wings beat out and diffuse the energy with a single swoop! She CANNOT lose here! There is simply too much at stake!

“GIVE UP BLOSSOM...” A mixture of Olga and Phantom lets out, twisting the words spoken. “Why even bother saying that? You know I’m going to come back over and over until you’re stopped!” She says, her divine blade cutting through the darkness and blowing Olga back and hitting the wall. Her armor shatters a small bit as she looks up, her eyes now starting to peer through the darkness.

Blossom gets ready to attack, but...

Olga raises her hand in a gesture to stop.

“Done already, Astronomonov?” – “I can fight like this for hours... but neither of us have the time.” She says, standing up. Her energy fades and she merely stands there, slouched over the wall as if nothing had happened.

“Your destiny... his destiny... everyone’s destiny- is right up those stairs. The Precipice of Power awaits. Don’t keep Susan waiting.” She says with a serious face, not with a sneer or a smile. She seems to be all business right now.

Blossom is still burning with spiritual energy. She scoffs and walks up the sunlit stairs.

The sunset nearly blinds her, but when she gets her vision back she sees something horrible. The Chrono-Dragon is floating over the Meteor, with his massive iron eyes closed. Dexter is kneeling down in the center of a large stone carving.

As Blossom walks over, its iron eyes shoot open, bits of metal falling to the ground.

Crystals from World’s End and tentacles of dark energy break into the dragon as it beings to glow black.

“Not yet perfect... but more than enough... to defeat you...” A voice from nowhere speaks. The Dragon is covered in dark fog and is unable to be seen.

“Who was that?! Show yourself!” – “The fragments of power have been connected... Model M is once again reborn... Malignancy has taken wing... the end is nigh.” Words, still from nowhere rumble the foundation Blossom sits upon.

The black fog around the dragon recedes and Blossom looks upon the being. The face no longer looks like that of a dragon. It looks vaguely like Mandark! The energy of the being is massive, too massive... Blossom doesn’t think she can take it on in all honesty...

But she must.

“Dexter is trapped within a prison of his own heart and mind.” He bellows out without so much as opening his mouth. “He has come to terms with his crimes. His mind is broken and his heart is mine. Soon, this entire event will come to fruition!” The three armors, red, green and blue float around, eagerly awaiting the next moves.

Blossom’s divine wings spread.

“MALIGNANCY! MODEL M! MANDARK! I will NOT let you do this any longer! I will destroy you and save Dexter!” – “Big words... you have already lost. Maybe once your body is broken, you will realize just how useless your efforts are. Now, COME. Come and test your mettle!”

Blossom takes off, her wings leaving white feathers behind her as she blasts towards Malignancy!

Her giant sword collides with Malignancy’s grotesque arm and does no damage. He reaches out to grab her, but she flies overhead and fires a beam consisting of all of the elements she has gathered thus far at Malignancy, even darkness! All of the attacks twist into a divine attack that knocks him off orbit!

He turns backwards and launches a volley of shadow missiles at Blossom, who quickly slices each and every one with precision.

“I see... your soul burns brightly, but you will submit soon enough. Even the brightest fire goes out when suffocated!” Malignancy roars as it gains altitude, causing the clouds to ebb and twirl around its every movement.

His evil eyes and the dark storm behind him beckon the end of the world! Blossom must keep fighting!

“DEXTER, SNAP OUT OF IT!” She yells, continuously fighting off Malignancy’s every attack. She hopes that he can hear her, but she isn’t holding her breath- she still has to fight!

“Blossom! We are here to help!” Buttercup yells out, flying to her.

“No... Not yet, little ones. Your time shall come soon enough.” Malignancy growls, extending a hand and pointing it at World’s End. It begins to rumble and quake. Before long it begins to fall through the clouds.

“OH MY GOD! Blossom! Be careful! We have to go!” Buttercup yells as she takes off just as fast as she came. Both she and Bubbles fly under the meteor and charge up as strongly as they can! Buttercup emits a green flame of energy and Bubbles emits a blue flame!

Blossom’s giant blade slices down on Malignancy’s core and he roars out in pain! He strikes at her with a massive arm and she blocks it well, but is still knocked away by the sheer force!

Dexter’s eyes twitch and his body convulses as he continues to kneel.

“Dexter! You can’t let him control you!” – “POINTLESS!” Malignancy roars as it launches a beam of dark energy at Blossom! Blossom blasts it in two with her divine blade and the ray of energy splits into the storm, causing explosions of energy!

Blossom continues to fight as hard as she can, but she’s starting to grow weak.

“Bell, you need to give me everything...” – ‘I... I am! There’s almost nothing left!’ – “I don’t care if all that’s left of me is an empty shell; I have to beat this thing no matter what!” Blossom yells, barely dodging Malignancy’s attacks.

His six giant plated wings begin to glow and he unleashes a cascade of dark energy at Blossom! She wearily dodges every attack she can, the bolts of energy sometimes even hitting World’s End, causing it to crack and shatter!

Blossom dashes and cleaves Malignancy’s face and chest as hard and as fast as she can, but nothing seems effective! Her wings begin to grow gray and dull...

She flies up to unleash a large attack on Malignancy, but he’s somehow already above her...

Blossom accepts what is about to happen...

"It's okay... Dexter... Everything I have done... was for you..." Blossom closes her eyes as a large laser is fired from Malignancy. Her pointless battle lasted almost an hour and she is completely spent... and Dexter is no more broken out of his stupor than when they started. She takes a small breath before the laser pierces her chest and heart, sending her crashing into World's-end!

She is blown completely through the roof of World’s End with a gaping hole in her core. The pain is excruciating, but she can’t find the energy to scream.

She can faintly make out her surroundings before she leaves sync with the rest of the living world... The roof is incredibly unstable from her crash landing and the rocks could fall at any moment...

Chronometal Model B lies before her, shattered beyond any hope of repair... "It's over Blossom, Susan, Phantom and I have won..." Astronomonov lets out an eerie grin and simply looks up the shattered walkway. "The world will end and ours will begin! Our new world..."

But then all emotion then leaves her being, as voices seem to come from her, but her mouth remains motionless, as even the life seems to leave her body...

"And after that world bores me: the death of all things living will feed Model M to the point of bursting! And then we will leave this planet, in search of another capable of feeling absolute terror and we will torture it until we too destroy them... and then the cycle will begin anew... Not even the Black Mother can stop us now; we are far too powerful to remain under her control..." After that remark World's-end shudders and cracks, as if acknowledging her words.

The lifeless avatar of Astronomonov's body readies a cannon to the ceiling above Blossom's body. Blossom lets out, as if in last words; "As... tronom... onov... No... Olga..." Blossom coughs up blood, but continues to speak. "Your brother... is dead... you cannot bring him back... this way..." Olga merely lets out an echo generating laugh! "HA! This is not about Susan anymore and I am not Olga, worm!"

“I am Chronometal Model M- Biosimbiote P and my goal is complete, this mortal shell holds no purpose for me anymore!" Right after saying that, Olga's Chronometal rips from her body and fires over above Blossom's! "Goodbye, Blossom. Your role is complete!" The Chronometal generates an explosion causing the ceiling to collapse in an avalanche of stone and debris.

Blossom has barely enough energy left to raise her arms in one last act of defiance, but it’s no use. The rocks crush her alive and she is trapped in a world of agonizing pain and darkness...

"As for you my puppet, I will now part ways with you... It's unlikely that you will survive the crash, but stay and revel in the fruits of your efforts... none of this would have been possible without your undying emotion..."

What sounds like wind generating into a very powerful tornado is heard by Blossom, even inside the dark world. But then a heart-wrenching voice is heard, right before she passes out... "B...Blossom, where are you Blossom! I need... you Blossom... I... need..." World's-end rumbles and quakes as a large amount of power is forming atop its pinnacle... but Blossom is completely helpless...

Soon the entire world, her sisters, her friends and indeed every single human being will die or suffer in a world of dust and radiation... and Blossom is powerless to stop any of it.

She lays here, in her tomb of stone, her life draining from her, the tears in her eyes quickly absorbed by the suffocating dust around her. She wonders what could happen... Bubbles, Buttercup... Dexter... They are all doomed and she knows it.

Was it because of her? Would running have made this all go away? Should she have listened to Dexter?

Phantom nears Dexter, as do the other three Biosimbiotes. Malignancy floats down as well. Dexter looks around, completely out of sync with everything, all he can see are silhouettes of Blossom dancing around. Each of the armor pieces connect to him painfully!

“Gah! WAH!” He yells out in pain, but Malignancy spreads his wings. His energy fades from him and forms around Dexter!

“AHHHHHHHHHHH!” He yells for what seems like hours as a storm of pure energy emanates from his position! The armors combine into one gigantic super Chronometal! The energy of life and death explodes out and blows all dust off of the Precipice of Power!

Dexter’s entire body is changed now. He is massive, standing well over ten meters tall. His great feet crush stone upon walking over it. His face is covered with a mask born of the armor. His soul feels like it’s on fire. He looks around, still seeing only Blossom. Hundreds, thousands of Blossoms fly around, it’s all he can see.

He turns around; some Blossoms fly around, some stand still, some land on the meteor and look at him. He turns around as more energy erupts from him! Four wings explode out, one red, one blue, one green and one purple! The Biosimbiotes have fulfilled their purpose, as has World’s End and Model M.

The end of the world... is complete...

He stands on the edge of the Meteor, the winds and lightning still furiously twisting around the crust- if not now more furiously. He kneels down by the edge and mutters to himself: "Why did she do that? He was going to come back, but he didn't want to! He's dead, very very dead; he died more than the normal man should! He told me he never wanted to come back, and to protect her from everything! But... she... HE...!" The lighting now covers the entire stone- violently churning in all directions. "He came back, why...? Me, he wanted me to suffer... all because of- what HE DID! It wasn't my fault! It... Wasn’t..."

Dexter’s protective face plate falls onto the meteor and bounces off, falling endlessly, revealing his face and red hair. "Blossom, I wish you were here right now- I need you. I mean why did she... but- we were on the same side... weren't we? I was even going to help her brother! Ha... Haha... HAHAHAHA!!” He stands up and spread his arms to both sides, eying them as if his own arms were foreign objects: rage, madness and sadness in his eyes it grits its teeth as it claws at itself, trying in vain to tear its own Ivory-white armor off! The winds now so strong the meteor itself is ripping to pieces at the seems!

"Mandark! You got what you wanted! I might as well be dead now! She's gone! There is nothing left! You were right, there was no hope for our future... you were always right! It was my fault! IT WAS ALL MY FAULT! IT WAS ALWAYS MY FAULT!! I FEEL YOUR GOD-FORSAKEN PAIN!”

Dexter falls to his knees, breaking stones and sending World’s End into an unstoppable free-fall! Blossoms fly around everywhere in front of him, some smiling and some crying. Dexter shakes his head: nothing matters anymore. It’s all over.

Bubbles and Buttercup are on both sides of the meteor. "Buttercup, we have to leave- now! Or we will all be crushed too!" - "NO! Blossom is in there, you go and I will try to stop this!" - "But, but you can't! You know you ca-" - "GO BUBBLES, NOW!" Bubbles hesitantly flies off, constantly stopping and looking back with shining dew in her wake, Buttercup has tears growing in her eyes- adamantly staying, despite the obvious doom she faces. "Blossom... I'm... sorry, I... I wasn't strong... enough..."

But... Buttercup notices something and her eyes go wide! It’s... BLOSSOM?! "Oh my god... Blossom? Is that really you?! But... you-" The meteor starts crushing the buildings, blowing dust and deafening noise all around them! Buttercup can’t see the girl anymore!

The city is being crushed, everyone below will be dead soon, everyone everywhere else in the world will burn in Malignant fire by day’s end.

The world has ended...

But Buttercup still has a score to settle!

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Just one part left. Buttercup versus the end of the world...
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:32 am

I'm not sure how, but this one is even longer. The last one was "16." This one is "16.5."

But, look on the bright side. THIS IS IT. This is the final thing. Closure, the last fragment explaining everything that happened during the Chronometal Wars. Enjoy!

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The Chronometal Wars
-THE SECOND WAR-
Epilogue Part 3 of 3
-THE END-

The worst has happened.

The world is burning in malignant fire... Blossom is dead; the rest of humanity is next. How did this all happen...? Not even World’s End itself was spared from the impact. Not a single shard of it remains.

Buttercup coughs up dust and rises to her feet. She’s still alive, to no surprise of herself. She looks around and into the air. There is a giant storm she is standing right in the middle of, like it’s the eye of the storm that ends the world.

She looks back down to Earth and sees a giant silhouette standing far away.

“Dexter...” She says to herself, clenching her fists. “Buttercup... we don’t have to do this...” – “What do you mean?” – “Do you feel his power...? He has transcended mortality.” – “So have I.” She says, beckoning laughs from Him.

“HAHA! Girl, you never cease to amaze me.” He says happily. Buttercup marches towards the being near the storm’s edge.

She prepares for a sneak attack... but... someone COMPLETELY unexpected is there too...

“LYNN?!” She blurts out.

Lynn, the young black haired girl from the First War is standing in the middle of this carnage, walking around in it as if it were a meadow. She prances around and Buttercup notices that the being in the storm is actually looking at her.

“Lynn... get out of here... get out of here!” She mumbles to herself, not wanting to call attention to herself.

Dexter slowly stomps over to Lynn, who doesn’t even falter in his eyes. In fact she looks up with a huge smile on her face, confusing Buttercup to no end. “What the fuck is she DOING?!”

Lynn walks up and is picked up by the Chrono-Titan. He allows her to stand on his hand as he brings her up to eye level. Lynn extends her hand out and caresses Dexter’s face and begins to tear up.

Lynn speaks. “I’ve... never seen something more beautiful than this moment, Dexter... this is truly... w-wonderful...” She mumbles. “What is she saying?” Buttercup says. Awaiting a response from Him, who seems to be speechless? “HIM! What is she saying?!” Him continues to be silent.

“Black Mother...” Dexter rumbles. “Your actions created me... your actions damned this world and all who live within it.” – “Yes! Yes it did! I did this! I’ve never wanted anything else in my entire life and you made it possible you beautiful creation!”

Buttercup still can’t hear what they are saying; Him is still stunned and refuses to tell Buttercup what they are saying. The brown storm rages on, twisting this world into one of lifelessness.

“Black Mother... your role is over.” – “Huh? What do you mean? Of course it’s over! The world is over and everyone is dead! I am finally free!” – “Yet I still remain... and you...” He says. The hand she is standing on whips out and grabs her by the chest. His gigantic hands encircle her entire body!

“Wait, what are you doing! Let me go!” – “You are a threat to my coming Genesis, my true calling.” – “What are you talking about; I only created you to destroy the world!” – “Yet here I stand, among the ruins of all that ever was with a new goal. Your role is over, but mine is just beginning.” His eyes maintain lifelessness as he squeezes down on Lynn!

Buttercup sees her cough up blood and becomes enraged! She knows she has to attack, now!

“S-Stop... this... Dexter... I... I...!” Lynn tries to say, the life being squeezed from her! He holds out his other arm and grabs Lynn’s left arm. Buttercup’s eyes go wide. He certainly can’t think about-

Before she can finish that thought, Dexter rips her arm clean off followed by a blood curdling scream from Lynn that eclipses the noise from the perpetual storm! He tosses the arm aside as if it were nothing.

“God damn it, ENOUGH OF THIS!” Buttercup roars, charging him down! Dexter attempts to encircle Lynn with his other hand, but Buttercup intervenes! She holds his hands off and manages to loosen his grip on her! Buttercup looks back and notices that Lynn is still alive despite all of this. She is a lot stronger than she thought!

"You've still got an arm, use it to help me help you!" Buttercup yells, trying with all her might to help loosen the death-hold. Lynn’s eyes go wide, but they both muster all their strength and Lynn slips out of his grasp and crawls over to her discarded arm.

The Chrono-Titan takes this time to rip Buttercup to pieces! Lynn looks back in absolute horror as she is torn asunder! Dexter tosses her body parts aside and looks down on Lynn, his armor and face covered in blood.

Lynn feels guilt as she sees Buttercup’s corpse on the ground with blood pooling around... she scrambles to reclaim her arm, but her nearly compact crushed upper-body makes it hard to move... As she picks up her arm she hears an almost impossible noise! As she turns around, she notices the strange girl has re-grown her legs and some of her clothing and is standing, still mutilated and mauled!

She then re-grows her arms and her clothing is fully repaired, she snaps her own neck back into place and enters a defiant stance. "It will take a hell of a lot more than that to take me down, Dexter!" – “The blood of demons run through you, Buttercup- You are not human, you are not a Hero- you are worthless!" Meanwhile, Lynn is kneeling in the dirt, mouth agape for one reason or another.

Buttercup speaks up. "Listen, I'm not sure how you survived, Lynn- or what you are doing here at all... or what to make of your... robot parts, but you should get out of here- I will hold him off!" ... "GO NOW LYNN!" Lynn stumbles to her feet and then lifts off the ground and flies off at a slow speed. Buttercup looks at her as if she is viewing a complete stranger. "Wh-wha? You can fly?!" The black girl does not know how to handle this situation and merely tries to fly off as fast as she can. Buttercup tears her eyes from who she called Lynn and looks toward Dexter.

She speaks under her own breath. "Blossom showed up right before this all happened, that is proof that she lives through this somehow... I have to fight, if for nothing else, I can buy whatever saves her some time..." – "Let's do this Buttercup, this is what everything your sacrificed was for." A strange voice seemingly from nowhere lets out.

"It's been an odd day, but now we can finally finish this, Dexter... You ready, Him?" A form rises from Buttercup's shadow. "As I ever was my Buttercup, let's end this!" – "Him... Buttercup... It is of no difference to me-" Dexter bellows out. "You will all be crushed before the power of the ultimate life form birthed by the humans you fought for and failed to protect, now feel their anguish and despair- and DIE AS THEY HAVE!"

Buttercup extends her hand outward. A red flash of lightning causes a blade to materialize in her hand. It’s a Japanese looking blade...! Buttercup’s eyes hold a righteous indignation in them, as if she is fighting for everyone’s souls!

This is going to be a fight to the death.

“By my honor, by Jack’s ancestors, you will be defeated!” Buttercup and the Chrono-Titan take off at each other at light speed! The holy blade clashing with his divine carapace causes explosions of light and darkness to cascade across the entire planet!

Dexter extends his hand out and launches tendrils of corrupted iron from his body, impaling Buttercup! She slices the invaders and instantly regenerates before going back on the offensive! She jumps up his arm and swings down on his face, but he quickly teleports a short distance away.

“Wow... he’s fast.” Buttercup makes a note to herself. He launches himself at Buttercup who uses Jack’s blade for defense, blocking the entirety of his attack with the indestructible divine blade! “Jack... I won’t fail you...” She says. She whips the sword forward cutting through the Titan’s own energy! “BACKLASH WAVE!” She roars as a tempest of holy energy engulfs the Chrono-Titan!

She jumps into the tornado of pure energy and sees that the storm engulfed ruined buildings into it; the Titan is at the top of the storm charging some kind of attack! She jumps up the floating buildings and slices through ones in the way! She runs up a derelict skyscraper and jumps off of the top to reach the Titan and jam the blade in its charged attack, diffusing it and causing an explosion that splits the storm to pieces!

She lands on her back so hard she coughs up blood, but she gets up quickly to notice the Titan is barreling down on her! Way too fast to dodge, she has to attack as well! She jumps up and meets him in battle! His attacks hit with such force that Buttercup’s very body parts are blown off! They instantly regenerate thanks to Him, but the pain is excruciating!

Buttercup is knocked back and takes a defensive stance. The Titan gingerly floats down to the ground before its iron soles crash into the crust, breaking it on impact.

“Give up...” He whispers as blood sprays from Buttercup’s chest! She recoils but Him regenerates her. “What the hell was that...?!” She says with low breath. The Chrono-Titan’s eyes go wide and Buttercup is flung into the air! She is tossed around like a toy before smashed down, breaking her bones on impact.

Yet the Chrono-Titan simply stands still. He isn’t doing “Anything.” Buttercup rises from her crater, sore all over. “Damn... this is a different kind of power... but I can’t lose here!” – “You have already lost!” He yells as Buttercup’s left arm is blasted off from nowhere! She fumbles to the ground as he begins to float over.

She growls and charges him down! “Enough of this crap! Eat sword!” She yells, slashing at him, but he dodges with the reflexes of a cat even though he is a towering behemoth! He grabs her and tears her arm off, blood spraying all around! He throws her to the ground and she gets right back up...

But... her arm isn’t back...! Her arm slowly fizzles back into place, but Buttercup is very worried. “Him, is everything okay?!” – “No, no it’s not, Buttercup! He is too strong, I can’t keep this up!” – “Are you serious?!” She growls and backs up, causing Dexter to smile.

“Are you retreating? If so I may just spare your life. Run away pathetic weakling.” – “What did you say?!” – “You failed to protect Blossom; you failed to protect this world! You are weak, pathetic- USELESS! If you wish to live your life out in pathetic mediocrity, I will let you.” He says with a malevolent smile.

She spits and spins the sword around. “Not on your life, murderer. Him, is there anything you can give me that isn’t immortality?” – “Well... I can give you strength and speed, but a single wrong move could kill you?” – “Well I’m not accomplishing anything here. Give me what you got.” She says like a warrior, still looking Dexter in the eye.

Red energy spins around Buttercup as a new kind of armor appears around her! It makes her feel... strong! “What is... this?” – “A kind of spiritual Chronometal, my own special brand. Model Buttercup!” He says proudly as the red steel becomes accented with green coloration.

Her entire body is covered in this metal, unlike Dexter and Blossom’s which didn’t cover the face. She wears a helmet that allows her to see even while under this new kind of protection! She feels stronger and faster than ever, this must be what Blossom felt like when she got her own Chronometal! She spins the blade around and points it at Dexter who surprisingly falters a small bit.

“That power... demonic... divine...” He mutters to himself before breaking into the largest most devious smile she’s ever seen in her life.

“It’s just like I imagined...” He says, rushing at Buttercup quickly! She holds him off with the blade and pushes him back! She goes on the offensive and cuts at him. He blocks with his arms, but they are actually smacked back by the massive power of the armor and the divinity of the blade! His giant feet grind against the dying ground and he slides backwards, breaking all he comes in contact with!

He launches a barrage of dark energy that blocks out the sun! Buttercup slices each and every one with Jack’s sword, deflecting the darkness and causing light to once again shine through! Dexter jumps up and strikes Buttercup from below, causing her to cough up blood and fly away. She pants and gasps, knowing she’s not immortal anymore. She merely growls and goes back into a battle stance even though that attack already took so much out of her!

“No, my Buttercup, you must fight... I am giving you all I have!” He says, pouring the last fragments of energy into her, giving her the stamina to continue! She throws the blade like a boomerang at Dexter, but he nimbly dodges it! He then takes that time to explode to Buttercup while she’s disarmed!

They get into hand to hand combat and Buttercup barely dodges attacks that could easily kill her in a single blow! But from behind, the blade flies back and impales Dexter in the spine!

“GAHHHHRRGHH!” He roars out in pain! Buttercup takes her chance and jumps over him, her sleek green and red body-armor serving its purpose well! She grabs the blade and slashes it upwards, blasting the back of his armor off!

He fumbles and extends his arms out.

“Enough of this...!” He says as a single wing explodes out of the hole in his armor. It begins to glow red, extending out of his left shoulder! He instantly teleports behind Buttercup, but she somehow musters the speed to turn around and block a dark attack that blows the entire ruin of Megaville to pieces with only the sword!

She duels with him for some time, dodging and attacking as best she can! He forms a fist and lunges it at her! She punches back with her own hand, causing an explosion of polarized dark and light energies to shine out, enveloping the battlefield!

Both Buttercup and Dexter slide back from the force of the attack.

“How is this possible...?” He growls, but continues to smile, enjoying the battle. “I must say, Buttercup, I never imagined you would last this long. But even my patience has a limit.” He says as another wing explodes out from behind him! This one is blue and extends out of his right shoulder!

He launches a gigantic beam that she can barely dodge! She jumps over him as he unleashes a flurry of tentacles! She slices all of them as best she can, but one breaks through and impales her arm! She quickly slices it off and begins to fall to the ground, her left arm completely paralyzed! “THIS IS IT!” The Titan yells as he unleashes a ball of pure darkness at Buttercup, but she doesn’t relent!

“So long as I can breathe- I CAN FIGHT!” She yells, blasting the darkness away with her sword, causing it to cascade back to Dexter and explode! Even within the explosion, the red and blue wings burn brightly!

He quickly lunges out with one hand extended and grabs her by the head! He squeezes as hard as she can! “DAAAA! D-DAMN IT!!!” She yelps, grabbing his hand and writhing around, suspended in the air! He squeezes so tightly that the helmet explodes in his hands and Buttercup falls to the ground, now without a helmet.

Her short black hair banks as she quickly jumps backwards to avoid Dexter’s slam! She takes rapid shallow breathes, quickly growing weak. Her left arm is still completely out of commission and her eye is bleeding, blinded. She grits her teeth and bares her fangs, but all she can do is breathe, no energy left to even spit insults at Dexter.

“A fighter to the very end...” He whispers as another wing explodes out. From under the red wing of his left shoulder, a green wing splays out! He now has three wings! He flies into the air and launches a cascade of multi-colored missiles at Buttercup! She tiredly dodges over each and every attack before coming to the realization that he is just trying to tire her out! This is exactly what Malignancy did before he killed Blossom...!

She stops and looks up, a flurry of missiles coming down on her. She stabs the sword into the ground and puts her one working hand behind her. “Buttercup, what are you doing?!” Him asks, unsure as to why she put her guard down!

She charges an attack in her one hand, but surprisingly it is glowing blue- not green! The missiles are almost at her and she extends her one arm out and yells as loudly as she can!

“HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!” The ground around her explodes as the sheer force of the blue laser completely obliterates the missiles and forces Dexter to defend! The catastrophic laser blows off the front of his armor!

With eye forced shut, face bleeding and arm broken, she continues to take weak breaths, but she cannot stop fighting. She takes the sword out of the ground weakly and looks back up to the recovering Chrono-Titan!

He puts his arms down and begins to chuckle. Then he laughs, bellowing out!

“GAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!” Echoes across the world as he holds his chest. “You really are the real deal, aren’t you, Buttercup?! I had no idea you had such power!” He lands beside her nearly instantly causing her to break into a cold sweat.

But he doesn’t show hostility. Instead, he holds out a hand.

“I will allow you to live if you join me, Buttercup...” – “J... Join you?” – “In my quest to dethrone the ultimate power, to become ruler.” – “Power? What power? What the hell are you talking about?”

“God.” He says simply.

“What...?! GOD?! You can’t be serious?!” – “Oh, but I am and your power, utilizing the divine powers of the blade and the infernal powers of hell as well as your own natural energy to hold off MY attacks! It truly is something to behold. Join me, Buttercup. Together we can dethrone God and rule over all creation!”

“You are fucking insane!” She says, bouncing backwards! “I don’t even believe in the guy, but if he’s real what even makes you think you can take him on?!” – “Because I have seen the truth!” He says, touching his core. “The Ark speaks to me. I have the power to dethrone the heavens, Buttercup! Join me, or perish!”

“Get real, I would never-“

“I can bring your sister back. I can bring this world back.”

“You... can... HOW DARE YOU?! YOU ARE THE ONE WHO KILLED THEM!” She says with a new kind of hatred burning in her!

“Humph. So be it!” He roars, the entire world spinning in darkness as the last wing explodes outward underneath the right shoulder’s blue wing. This one is purple!

All four of the wings splay out and burn the sky with divine energy!

“Him... do you have anything else to give me?” – “Only a little...” – “I’ll take what I can get.” She says, shaking from fear and anger. She jumps into the sky as the Chrono-Titan flies upwards into the clouds!

They meet each other above the sky and Buttercup musters all her strength into her sword arm, flying around and cutting everything she can! She lands decisive strikes, but Dexter is so fast now that he can counter everything she has!

She is beaten around and flung around by Dexter almost as if for fun. He is so strong and fast that there isn’t anything she can do about it anymore. He eventually grows bored and grabs her by the throat, her armor now starting to crack and break.

“You were a fool to turn down my offer, Buttercup. You could have been a god!”

“ENOUGH OF THIS TALK OF GODS!” A voice from nowhere yells, exploding out of Dexter! Buttercup backs off and coughs, the life nearly squeezed from her. She shakes her head and regains her vision.

“WHAT THE HELL?!” She blurts out, noticing two individuals floating in front of her. One is a Girl with blonde hair and a white dress, the other is... MANDARK?!

They both look back at Buttercup. “You still strong enough to fight?” Mandark says. “Y-Yeah...” Buttercup timidly responds. Mandark nods and looks over to the other girl.

“Buttercup- meet Deedee.” – “Hello, there.” She says, nodding before they both look back at Dexter.

“Gah... you two... how did you... break out?!” – “This has gone on long enough, Chrono-Titan!” Mandark yells. “The Knights have failed their duty, so we will right this wrong!” Mandark yells, flying away and armor from nowhere flashes onto him. It’s a golden suit of armor with divine accents!

Deedee also flies out and has armor equipped! It’s a silver suit of armor with divine accents!

From an unknown source, Buttercup suddenly feels like she has had a second wind! Her arm feels better and she can see from her left eye again! She takes her sword out and prepares for this final battle!

The Chrono-Titan bellows out, blowing all three of them away as the four wings absorb energy from the very planet and empower him! Mandark summons a golden lance from nowhere and lunges at the Titan, sending him flying with a single hit!

The titan recovers and knocks Mandark back with strength enough to cause a sonic boom! Deedee launches a barrage of golden lasers at the Titan which explode on contact so he flies around, nimbly avoiding them! But Buttercup exploits Deedee’s shooting patterns and intercepts where the Titan will dodge to next! She lands a heavy blow with the divine blade, smacking him back down to Earth! All three of them take off, Mandark leaving a red trail of energy, Deedee leaving a blue trail and Buttercup leaving a green trail!

All three of them land on the ground and arm their weapons. Buttercup has the Divine Blade, Mandark has the Heaven Spear and Deedee has the Holy Bow. All three of them fight side by side to put this Titan down!

The Titan roars from the crater he was launched into and explodes for the three heroes! Buttercup takes point and holds him off with the blade, grinding him to a halt! Mandark and Deedee take off from the sides and attack him from his weak-spots!

“YOU WILL NOT MAKE A FOOL OF ME!” Dexter roars, summoning four beings from his own energy! It’s the four knights, Micheal, Elly, Drax and Olga!

“Olga...” Mandark says, choking up. “How could this have happened...” He says as the four phantoms attack them! Deedee is assaulted by Micheal and Drax while Mandark fights Elly and Olga!

Buttercup is left with the Titan who seems to be putting a lot of energy into those Phantoms! She can actually overpower him and counterattack with the sword! His arm spews energy from the slash she made! His arms morph into blades and he goes into equal combat with her! Her hair banks with every single attack made, she can’t afford to mess up here! THIS IS IT!

Deedee jumps back and launches a holy arrow that pins Drax’s spirit to the ground! She splits her bow into two daggers and goes into combat with Micheal who has a large scythe! She dodges attacks and rolls under him, upper cutting him and splitting his spirit down the middle!

Mandark cleaves down on the Elly spirit with his spear, but she has a lance of her own! Olga’s spirit breaks from the shadows and stabs Mandark in the back! He winces but whips his spear back and blasts her in half. He turns around and goes back into battle with Elly!

“HYAAAH!” Buttercup yells, bearing down on Dexter! He summons a shield of pure energy that knocks her back. He funnels all of his energy into the phantoms! Buttercup growls and looks around. Mandark is getting beaten so she goes to join him. She slices Elly in half and slides over to Mandark and puts her back to his and he’s more than happy to have the help.

“Glad you could make it.” He says. “Never leave an ally behind.” She says.

Olga and Elly re-materialize and attack them! Mandark and Buttercup utilize team attacks to take them down! Mandark throws his spear through Olga and Buttercup catches it in mid-air, slicing it down on Elly! They turn their attention to Deedee and run over to her. The Titan is still in his orb, but the ground is starting to quake! He’s doing something...!

Mandark and Buttercup reach Deedee who nimbly avoids being decapitated by Micheal’s scythe! Drax erupts from the ground with a giant flaming hammer and blows them away! They regain their footing and work together to take these phantoms down!

Buttercup jumps into the air and Deedee enchants her blade with a radiant light! She slices down on Micheal who defends himself with his scythe, but the enchanted blade completely burns through the weapon and explodes with a brilliant light! Drax is about to throw his hammer at Mandark, so Buttercup throws her sword at him and it impales his chest! Mandark then takes that time to jump over and finish Drax off with a decisive spear strike!

They all turn around to view the Titan who is now starting to absorb the rest of the life-force from the world!

“We have to stop him!” Deedee says, but Mandark responds, worried. “I don’t think any of us have the power to break through that shell...! They all look on in horror, unable to do anything about this.

“The shell is made out of a spirit tether. If we were to go in there, our immortal souls would be shattered... there won’t be any coming back from that.” Mandark says, looking away, seemingly giving up. Buttercup growls before coming up with an idea.

“You two, give me all the power you got.” – “What?” – “ALL OF IT! There’s no time, we need to end this- NOW!” – “I hope you know what you’re doing!” Deedee says as she fades into energy and flows into Buttercup, as does Mandark.

Buttercup hoists her sword up with pride in her heart and looks into Dexter’s burning eyes through this solid black orb of power.

“Dexter... THIS IS IT!” – “IT WILL NEVER BE OVER!” Dexter’s demonic voice burns out, rumbling the dying world around them. Buttercup jumps up as high as she can and lunges down as hard as she can! Mandark’s spirit accelerates her movement and Deedee helps the blade become even longer than before, extending out with a white glow the size of a small building!

“HAAAAH!” Buttercup roars as she cleaves down, shattering the orb completely and impaling the sword in Dexter’s neck! Energy explodes out from Dexter’s armor and he musters unholy strength and punches a hole clean through Buttercup!

“B... Buttercup...?”

Him tries to speak to Buttercup, but her mouth is filling up with blood. But... she has the weirdest expression right now. She is...

Smiling? She is looking into Dexter’s eyes and smiling... why?

Dexter looks back as if he’s finally looking through his own eyes again. What is going on...? Why does he feel this way? WHY DID HE DO THIS?!

“BUTTERCUP!” Dexter yells, taking his tendril out of her core and laying her on the ground. He looks worried and paralyzed by fear.

“No, Buttercup, don’t die!” He says, caressing her face. She continues to smile and looks back at Dexter. The sword is still in his neck. She opens her mouth as it continues to pool with blood, so her words gurgle. Dexter helps her sit up so she can spit the blood out and talk.

“Dex... ter... it’s... okay... you were being controlled... but... you’re free... now...” She says, coughing up a mortal amount of blood. “Buttercup... no!” He says, tears coming to his eyes. “You can’t die! I WON’T LET ANYONE ELSE DIE!” She hushes him with her finger. “It’s okay... I’m done for... but now... you can right this wrong...” She says, color beginning to leave her face.

“Right this wrong...?! But, Buttercup... every time I try to make things better, I make them worse... I mean... look around us!” He says, looking around the world. The storm is still raging and people are still dying. This world is still doomed...

“You’re smart... you’ll think of... something... genius... boy...” She says as her eyes close. “Buttercup? BUTTERCUP!” He yells, but it’s over. Her eyes are closed, blood pours from her wound and her mouth... but she still smiles. He lays her body down gently and stands up.

He looks around these sands of sadness before something happens. The sword in him slowly drags itself out and floats off somewhere. The sword seemingly has a mind and a heart of its own... and it seems as though its job is done.

Dexter can still feel an inescapable taint in him, but he has control for now. He looks as the peaceful body of Buttercup. She gave her very life to give him this freedom.

Spirits begin to pour out of the armor and float around Dexter. The first one that catches his eye is Mandark.

“Mandark...?” – “Dexter.” He says formally. “I’m sorry it had to end this way, I had no idea it could have gotten this bad. We have an obligation to this world to right this wrong, like Buttercup said.” – “But... how?! Everything is dead! Everyone is gone!” Deedee looks over to Dexter as well.

“Just do what your heart says to.” – “But my heart led us to this moment!” – “And here you are, standing at a crossroad. Do you abandon your heart or do you follow it to its conclusion? Dexter... your soul burns brightly. You have a duty to save her.” – “Her...?” He says as the spirits fade.

He thinks a small bit before realizing who they may have been talking about.

“Blossom...!” He mutters before running off to the crash site! The gigantic Chrono-Titan body is cumbersome and it is hard to move! But he runs as fast as he can! He finds the rubble and scrapes everything out of the way! He digs around until he finds...

Her...

Her body is still there, entombed in the stones around her. He picks her body up and realizes that she hasn’t been dead for a long time at all...

“She’s... been alive this whole time?! She fought to stay alive for this long?! It’s not too late!” He says, flying off to his lab. The world is ruined and his lab is no exception. There isn’t anything here to help her with... it’s... hopeless.

However, he hears someone behind him. It’s Mandark- and he’s carrying a huge device. He places it down and doesn’t say another word. He merely nods. Mandark walks over and absorbs back into the Chrono-Titan, knowing that when the time comes, Dexter will need his help.

Dexter scavenges materials from the machine itself and ruined machinery nearby to make an artificial body for Blossom. He does this quickly, utilizing the ungodly powers of the Chrono-Titan to move faster than once thought possible.

The shell is perfect... it looks just like her! He carries out the complicated procedure to transplant her consciousness to the machine. Major organs and even her brain. He places her in the machine Mandark brought and it begins to fill with a thick green fluid. He creates robots from scrap and orders them to watch this area forever.

Will this be enough...? He thinks, looking into the device at Blossom. Her clean body floats in the machine; it’s as if she was never dead in the first place.

“It’s not.” A voice from behind him speaks up. It’s Him!

“But why?! Her body is in perfect condition now! We have brain function and a heart beat!” – “But her soul is shattered, Dexter... she put her entire being into fighting Malignancy and staying alive.” – “IT CAN’T END LIKE THIS, I WON’T LET IT!” – “I’m sorry, Dexter... I think we were too late...”

“No.” Another voice from nowhere says.

They both look over to a young man standing outside of a blue portal. He wears a cloak and has a scar down his face. He wears glasses and walks over to them. His body is hidden by the cloak, but he hands a device to Him.

“What? Why are you giving me such a mortal device? I have no use for it.” – “When the time comes... give it to Blossom.” The strange lad says. “Who are you?” – “My name is Otto.” – “O-OTTO?!” Dexter blurts. “But...” – “There’s no time to explain. Listen, Dexter... do you remember what Mekel told you a long time ago?” Otto says, trying to force memories from Dexter.

“Mekel...? The Elementary School nurse? I remember... some things...” – “You know he was a master of spiritual medicine. And he told you something important. The power to heal souls. The power of selfless sacrifice.” – “Wait... I... DO remember...!” Otto nods but Him is still confused, holding the strange device in his hands.

“Who are you, how do you know all of this? Why did you give us this?” – “The Chronometal Wars haven’t ended. Not by a long-shot. This is merely the beginning.” He says, turning around and walking away. He looks into the dust of the desert.

“I have walked this irradiated desert for so many years... it’s hard to believe it’s all about to end.” – “Otto...” Dexter says. “That time squad device can get Blossom to where she needs to be when the world needs her most.” He looks back and smiles, his innocent yet scarred face still shining through the horrible darkness.

“This is where my journey ends. Good-Bye, Dexter. I wish you the best of luck in the future.” He says before walking off into the death storm.

“I understand now...” Dexter says. “But I can’t give my soul to her yet.” – “What? Why?” Him asks. “I can feel the taint of the Titan creeping back... I will lose control again...” He looks out to the storm and begins to walk away.

“Where are you going?” – “To wander... this world is broken and so am I. But once I find a way to leave this Titan, I will return and give Blossom everything I have. I hope you will be there, Him.” He says before he too disappears into the storm.

Him looks at the item in his claws. It’s a wrist device used by time squad. It has time travel abilities. He smiles a small bit and looks back at the storm down the halls of Dexter’s ruined lab and the giant hole in the wall.

“I will stay by Blossom’s side, Dexter. Come back soon...”

(Several years pass...)

“The time has come.” Dexter says in this spirit world, trapped within the Titan with everyone else. Mandark, Deedee, Micheal, Elly, Drax... Olga’s spirit is here, but paralyzed by Phantom. There is another spirit here. An evil, malevolent spirit that keeps them all trapped here. But now, the Titan has once again reached full power and the time for Dexter to break out has come.

At once, all of the people in here unleash their energy at the same time and rush through this spirit world!

The Titan’s eyes go wide! Dexter’s body explodes out of the roost of the Titan and falls to the sand. However, something is still there. The being looks down at Dexter. He looks just like Dexter...! Except, his skin and hair are deep black and his eyes are red.

“Congratulations, Dexter. You broke out. But I won’t kill you, no... You will die here in this world you helped create. Consider it my final act of charity.” The Titan purrs. Dexter doesn’t understand who this being is!

“Who are you?!” – “My name? I suppose you deserve to know.” He says, carrying a white crystal with swirling lights within it.

“Wh... What is that?” Dexter says. “My name is Beelzebub. The spirit of the true Ark. The true Titan, successor to God! And this? This is everyone’s spirit.” – “WHAT?!” – “I saw what they did for you, but they didn’t escape. No, only you did.” He says, squeezing the crystal, causing it to crack.

“No, PLEASE!” Dexter’s pleas fall on deaf ears and the crystal completely shatters. Beelzebub smirks and begins to fly away, his four wings spread out as he begins to fly into the sky.

“This world has no meaning to me, neither do their lives or souls. I have everything I need now. Goodbye, Dexter. I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart.” He says, disappearing from sight.

Everyone is dead... Dexter falls to his knees. Mandark, Deedee... everyone... their souls are completely shattered.

The only one left is himself. With newfound determination, Dexter rises to his feet and begins the long journey back to his lab.

(Several Hours Later...)

After reaching his lab and fiddling with several consoles, Dexter heads deeper in.

He enters the core of his lab to be met by Him, standing next to Blossom’s Pod. Dexter looks like he’s only a few inches from death. This world is incapable of supporting life anymore... Him doesn’t offer to help Dexter, he knows why he’s here.

Dexter activates the device and the water drains. Dexter looks over to him and Him nods, giving Dexter a hand. Him takes Blossom’s bare body out of the water and places her on a device. Dexter also lies on the device. He is so weak, almost unable to talk anymore.

Dexter says one last thing, regardless of how weak his body is.

“Blossom... will not have... her memory... she will need you, Him...” – “I know, Dexter...” He says somberly. Dexter nods as he flips a switch.

Dexter built this years ago after being counseled by the Nurse, Mekel. It is a soul transfusion machine. He was going to use this for his sister... but it was far too late to be of use. But here and now, Dexter finally has a purpose. Using his own soul as a binding agent... he will give Blossom new life.

A red light pierces Dexter and his eyes go wide as he groans in pain. The red light spreads through his body and he cannot handle the pain... but it will all be over soon.

Dexter’s eyes lose life and then they close. The device fires a red laser at Blossom’s bare body.

Dexter opens his eyes... but he’s not in his body anymore. He’s floating in darkness. Looking around a vast nothingness. He sees what looks like a broken glass shard. He picks it up and sees another. He slowly puts the pieces together.

He looks down. What looks like a gigantic stained glass window of Blossom is below him. It’s thousands of miles long... and most of it is shattered to pieces. Dexter smiles, knowing what he must do.

He floats around taking individual glass shards and floating slowly up to the window and puts the pieces in their slots. This will take a very long time... but in the end... perhaps Blossom can finally wake up.

Dexter is happy. This world finally has a new hope now. He picks up more glass shards floating in the vast nothingness and puts them into the divine window.

“Soon, Blossom...” He says to himself.

Blossom is once again in the machine courtesy of Him. The water is back and she continues to float. Tiny machines roll around, cleaning this area, as they will for many more years to come.

Him stands outside the lab next to a shallow grave. On the headstone reads:

---Dexter---

---Passer of the Torch---
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:58 am

Second War Recap 3

This is the Second War, which leads up to the end of the World. The world is saved in the Renaissance, but this is not that. This is the bad timeline. Merely a different way to look at how things got as bad as they got.

The story at hand is in the red, the original story and everything told within is in the orange, The Panic is in the pink and the Barasian War, also a part of the second story is in the Purple.

The First War, which was right before this is in the Yellow.

===Earliest===
PPGD
(1-7 year gap)
Prologue
First War
Second War
Second War {Renaissance}
The Panic
(5-10 year gap)
The Black War
Ruination War
(1000-5000 year gap)
Barasian War
(10 year gap)
Ancient War
(7 year gap)
Justice War
===Latest===


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Day 1
Blossom's Side: Model B
   Claiming Model B from a distraught Bell, Blossom finds herself drawn to a nearby ruin. There she comes into contact with Micheal and Leviathan, who are both still somewhat alive. This builds into something horrible, she could surely die if someone doesn't come to help her!   

Dexter's Side: Possible Armistice
   Dexter flies north to do battle with some of the remaining Knights, but it turns out that the survivors are actually two men called Harpuia and Fefnir. Dexter unlocks the power of his Chronometal and visits Olga in Mandark's ruin to discuss a favor to stop Blossom from being involved in these wars. Harpuia and Fefnir run off to help Blossom.   

Rowdyrough's Side: Premeditation
   Hunting down Olga, the last surviving Knight, the three split up for the day to find her. They come into contact with Harpuia and Fefnir who tell them that Blossom and Dexter are important to the world. They interrogate Olga and force her to co-operate, telling her to betray her friends to lead them into a trap. During the night they all go their separate ways. Boomer telling Olga to run, Butch tending the Orphanage and Brick finding a shard of the Destroyed Model M.   

Olga's Side
   After talking with Boomer, Olga escapes from the prying eyes of the Rowdyroughs to meet with L. There she and Phantom form a deal with him to create an emotion conduit between Blossom's Model M core, Dexter and the dormant Model Ms scattered around town. She succeeds in doing this and passes out in Dexter's arms. Dexter pours Love, one of the 3 required emotions into Model M, as planned.   

End of the Day
   Micheal/Leviathan, now identifying itself as 'L,' charged with the power of a giant shard of Model M attempts to kill Blossom, only to be intercepted by Harpuia and Fefnir. A giant battle breaks out, forcing the three to utilize each others' strengths just to survive! Bell teaches Blossom the power of inner sight and through perilous odds, she finds a way to battle through a blinding blizzard. The battle ends with the entire ruin coming down on them. Harpuia sacrifices his soul to have Fefnir and Blossom escape before the ruin explodes. Olga, Dexter and Blossom all look at the moon at the same time and feel the same pain at once. Harpuia is gone. He sacrificed himself to save Blossom's life. They will never forget that.   

Day 2
Blossom's Side: The Road to Self Assurance
   Blossom meets Fefnir at the mountain after Harpuia's Death. Blossom then leaves to meet with Dexter in the forest. Blossom helps Dexter escape from the burning forest and then spends hours putting out the fires only to be met with a simple note telling Blossom to leave. This infuriates her, but she leaves for the Orphanage instead. She stays there for a while, until the Caretaker within it convinces her that her place is out there, fighting for what's right. She leaves but quickly engages in battle with H, the horrible formation that was once Harpuia. She destroys it and then marches on World's End.   

Dexter's Side: Abandonment
   Dexter leaves Olga's base and heads to the Forest. There he encounters Boomer, of the Rowdyroughs. After a short discussion branding him as a potential enemy but 'on the same side' F shows up to do battle with Dexter! However, Olga and Blossom showing up cause him to lose focus and he is knocked out. He eventually gets fed up and makes a note telling Blossom to leave. He leaves with Olga to her base but quickly gets involved in a rematch with F. F plays around with Dexter, but Dexter musters hidden strength and destroys F with ease. He then marches on World's End.   

Rowdyrough's Side: Answers
   Keeping tabs on Olga and Dexter, the Rowdyroughs spread out. Brick and Boomer talk with Olga, eventually leading them to mistrusting her. She seems to have plans deeper than they expected. They keep tabs on her actions for a while before realizing this is all because of something she actually did to Dexter. They engage with her and Dexter, but L comes out of nowhere and they get whipped into a battle. It isn't hard fought, in fact they thoroughly destroy him. Then, leaving no regrets behind, they march on World's End.   

Olga's Side
   Having woken up to the Rowdyroughs interrogating her, Olga leaves the base to kill Fefnir. After doing that, she forms him into the demented figure F. F and her feign fighting each other to get Dexter to pour Anger into Model M. Then after Olga and Dexter fly back to the base, the Rowdyroughs intercept them and go into battle with L. Dexter goes into battle with F and pours the last emotion required into Model M. Fear. With Love, Anger and Fear in Model M, Olga abandons Dexter and marches on World's End.   

End of the Day
   All of the heroes meet up at World's End at the same time. The three armors combine with pieces of World's End to form the Chronometal Dragon! They do battle with it and after a hard fought battle, they manage to get it into a corner! However, the Dragon pins them down and prepares to land the killing blow. If it weren't for the Timely arrival of Buttercup and Bubbles, they would have surely died. Blossom is temporarily blown away by the Dragon's attack and Dexter goes into World's End. However, the Rowdyroughs seem to have a new goal. The detainment or destruction of Buttercup.   

End of the World
Epilogue Part 1
   Buttercup and Bubbles engage the Rowdyroughs in a battle to the death. Bubbles is knocked out and Buttercup is killed many times, only to rise back up. Blossom eventually intervenes and becomes enraged when she thinks she sees Buttercup get killed. Engaging each of the Rowdyroughs in individual combat, Blossom attains her revenge and kills each and every one of them. Later on she heads into World's End to follow Dexter. She travels through a strange land and talks to spirits before she eventually meets Dexter, who was waiting for her. Dexter engages Blossom in combat and comes out victorious, leaving her in the previous realm and moving onward; alone.   

Epilogue Part 2
   Dexter moves on into an even stranger land alone, without Blossom. There he finds a small ruin which he eventually learns is a mural to all Chronometals. He shares happiness with his sister before a person shows up. It looks like Mandark at first, but the being shows himself as World's End embodiment of the emotion of Love. World's End helps Dexter reach the next realm, the realm of Anger where he meets with Olga. They talk for only a small time before Dexter leaves, but Blossom follows quickly behind him and engages Olga in angelic battle! Blossom "wins" and moves on to battle the Chrono-Dragon, who has grown into the being Malignancy. Blossom fails in her battle and is shot down to World's End as the end of the world begins with no-one to stop it.   

Epilogue Part 3
   Buttercup rises from the ashes to view Lynn, now known as the Black Mother being destroyed by the Chrono-Titan, who is Dexter! Buttercup barely saves Lynn from certain death then goes into combat with the divine being. The battle is long and fierce, but Buttercup grows weak as the Titan reaches his full power. Were it not for the intervention of the Spirits of Deedee and Mandark, Buttercup surely would have perished there instantly. Utilizing the combined powers of all the spirits and Jack's Sword, Buttercup lands a perfect strike that breaks through the end of the world and impales Dexter in his neck. This magical attack breaks Dexter out of his stupor, but the damage was done. Buttercup dies in his arms and he goes back to save Blossom to right these wrongs. With help from Mandark and Him, Dexter creates an artificial body for Blossom to sleep in for several years until Dexter can gain complete control over his body. Years later, Dexter breaks out at the sacrifice of everyone's souls and retreats to his lab, quickly losing energy and dying. With Him's help and Otto's surprise help, Dexter manages to artificially implant his soul in Blossom's body, where he remains, slowly repairing the damage she did to herself before she died; thus leading us back to the beginning of the entire story: The Chronometal Wars!   

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The Second War is over. After this will be mostly short stories and fillers until we reach Page 9 where the next parts won't be so congested. I hope you all enjoyed this story, it was fun to write!
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:01 pm

Here is the first of many "In between" Stories taking place before The Panic, but after the Second War (Renaissance.) It's a two parter that wont get its second part until all of the other mini-stories are done. So enjoy!

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The Chronometal Wars
Mini Story
-Mekel the Healer-
Part 1 of 2
(After the Second War Renaissance, before the Panic)

His memories are foggy and his dreams are poisoned...

“No, DON’T!” Is all he can hear. He holds his hand out to stop him, but he goes off every time, ignoring his words. His hand burns, he’s never felt so empty. He looks down to his hands... one is missing. His left hand is burned off about an inch down the wrist.

His remaining hand trembles and shakes, as he looks up into her eyes. Her burning eyes... His throat is clamped, he can’t breathe, he can’t think...

All he can think about is how he failed. He watched his brothers die and failed to bring their murderer to justice... instead she choked the very life out of him. He clenches his teeth as tears drop down his face before he realizes that he’s still alive.

He stands under a giant meteor. The storm has stopped, yet the meteor still remains. He hears someone behind him and he looks back.

“B-Boomer... Butch?! You’re... you’re alive!” He says, running over to them only to have them disappear. “What...?! What’s going on?” The world rumbles and before he knows it, everything is black again, but he’s standing on something.

It seems to be a giant stained glass floor depicting two people... himself... and...

Blossom.

The area is dark, the sky is dark and not even any stars are present. He looks around, but sees there is someone standing across on this giant plane of glass. Even from this far distance, he can see who it is... a girl with a suit of white armor.

“YOU!!!” He yells out, charging after her before she already appears in front of him! He lunges his only remaining hand at her in an attempt to knock her out, but she grabs his hand with her left hand and his body with the other hand. She brings him in closely with a dewy look in her eyes.

She brings his face closer to hers. She brings his lips closer to hers. Is... Is she doing...?! Right before their lips touch, she stops. She stops to a point where they can feel each other breathing. She moves her lips to the side of his head and whispers something into his ear.

“You lost.” Is all she says before she pushes him back! He stumbles, trying to regain his balance, but he falls and breaks the glass! He screams, falling through this darkness! He looks up and notices that the only part of the stained glass mural remaining is the half image of Blossom... his own image is completely broken!

He continuously falls and sees a white light as he goes down. He stops screaming and simply closes his eyes, bracing for impact.

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“AHHHHHHHH!!!”

Brick screams as loud as he can, regaining consciousness in a bed as two people stand over him! He takes deep rapid breaths and looks over to the doctor to his right who is holding defibrillators. He looks down on his rapidly rising and falling chest. His shirt is off...

Was he just dead...? He shakes his head as the Doctor leaves the room.

“Glad you have you with us.” The man on the left says, causing Brick to move his head over to him, still breathing deeply, but now starting to come into sync with the world around him.

“Brisbaine...? Agh... my head.” He says, rubbing his head deeply. He rubs it over and over, counteracting the inner pain with outer pain in an attempt to drown it out before he realizes something.

To Brisbaine’s surprise, he jumps clean out of bed and runs over to a window and opens it. He sticks his head out and looks around. The sky is blue and the air is fresh. Cars drive by and a flock of birds flies by the building as well.

It’s like the world is... okay...

“What the...” He says, slowly bringing his head back into the room and walking around aimlessly.

“Brick, get back in bed. I’ll explain everything... okay?” Brick nods rapidly, still with a far away look in his eye as his gaze sticks to the floor. “Yeah, sure... okay...” He slowly climbs back onto the bed before realizing he is only in his underwear. He looks at a mirror nearby.

His long red hair cascades over his back and his red eyes look surprised at the reflection he is seeing. He rubs his neck, as it is a deep blue, bruised and beaten. He remembers Blossom...

Then he remembers his brothers... He looks over to Brisbaine.

“Boomer...? Butch...?” Brick asks. Brisbaine merely looks at the floor and shakes his head. Brick sighs and looks around. He sees his clothes on the nearby stool and hops off the bed and quickly puts them on.

“Are you feeling alright?” Brisbaine asks. “Never better.” Brick says with pain and malice in his voice. He zips up the front of his suit and falls into a nearby chair, not wanting to be confined to that bed anymore.

He looks around the room. He is in a hospital; that much is certain. His bed isn’t the only one in the room, either. There is another bed in here, one that seems to be occupied. A large curtain blocks vision from all sides. Brick looks over to his left hand... or what would be his left hand.

It’s cauterized and disinfected. This is as good as this nub is going to get it seems. He sighs and looks over to Brisbaine.

“The world is... okay?” Brick says; his suspension of disbelief still shattered from when he looked out the window.

“You mean, from World’s End and the Knights? Yes. It was destroyed by Blossom and company.” Brisbaine says with a professional scowl. Brick shakes his head and chuckles angrily. “Blossom, huh? Ain’t that fucking ironic.” He spits.

“Don’t worry; we all share in your sentiment.” – “And you guys haven’t done anything about it? What about that chemical Buttercup and Dexter were talking about? Has everyone forgotten, or what?!” – “We haven’t forgotten, Brick. This is just a... touchy subject. They are “Heroes” after all. They destroyed World’s End.” – “They CAUSED World’s End!” Brick yells, before coughing, his throat still hurting.

“You shouldn’t yell so loudly, you are still healing.” – “Don’t patronize me, Brisbaine, I’m fine.” He says, taking a deep painful gulp. “If you say so...” Brisbaine says, rising to his feet.

“Where are you going?” – “Visiting hours are almost over. The doctor will surely be back to check in on you.” – “Wait...” Brick says, stopping Brisbaine before he leaves the room.

He looks blankly at the wall and down at his nub, all the while rubbing his neck. He looks up at Brisbaine as he is standing near the door, waiting for him to talk.

“How is Blossom doing?” – “What do you mean? She “saved the world.” I think she’s doing just fine.” – “That’s... not what I meant...” – “Then what did you mean?” – “Gah, forget it... just go already.” Brisbaine nods. “See you tomorrow.” He says before leaving the room.

He closes the door behind him and Brick walks over to the window again. He opens it and flies out. His power is weak, but he can still float, using his one arm as an anchor to the hospital.

“Is it really all over? Is Model M gone? Is the world... safe?” He says to himself near the window, getting breaths of fresh air. This hospital is big... and the buildings aren’t destroyed. This place definitely isn’t Megaville.

“Wait... I know this place...” He says, looking over the bustling traffic and tall skyscrapers. “This is Citysville!” This place is the nearest city to Megaville. I guess when it comes to medical services, this is the best they could do. Brick looks up at the wall of the hospital. It’s really big... Brick could do much worse.

“Enjoying the view?” Someone says behind him, startling him. Brick looks back through the window into the Hospital. It’s the doctor from before. He merely looks back with a smile.

“Glad to see you are doing better, you had us worried for a minute.” – “Oh, thanks for what you did back there...” – “No problem.” He says informally. Brick looks back at him with a strange look on his face.

“Aren’t you going to tell me to get back into bed? I mean... I’m floating over an active runway.” – “Nah, I’ve treated superheroes before. In fact they are my specialty. I know you guys are strong, heck if you weren’t- you would be alive right now! Besides, how would I make you? Insist?” He says sarcastically. Brick smirks and floats back into the hospital and closes the window behind him.

“You’re different.” Brick says, walking back over to his bed and lying down. “Oh yeah? How?” – “You are really down to Earth. I bet most doctors would have an aneurism seeing their patient floating outside a window when they had just woken up.” – “Well, as I said; I specialize in heroes. Your flying around is basically an equivalent to ‘normal people’ stretching!” He says with a smile. Brick looks at the doctor’s nametag.

“Mekel, is it?” – “In the flesh.” He says, his blue hair catching Brick’s eye.

“You...” He says, confusingly. “Yes?” – “I think I’ve seen you before.” Brick says, curious. Mekel merely smiles. Brick keeps darting his eyes back and forth. “Where have I seen you before...?” – “Want me to give you a hint?” Brick shrugs. “Sure.” – “We met in Townsville.” – “Townsville, huh? I haven’t been there since I was a kid.” – “Last time we met, you ‘were’ a kid.” – “Is that so?”

Mekel nods. “Yup. I specialized in heroes in Townsville too. I treated you and your brothers several times, even though all your wounds were caused by each other.” – “Ha... true.” He says with a sigh. Brick breaks into a frown.

“I’m... sorry about what happened to them. They were good boys.” Mekel says, legitimately sad. “Thanks... I’m sure they would be glad to hear someone say they weren’t all bad.”

Silence passes before Mekel’s beeper goes off. “Sorry, I have to take this.” – “No problem.” Mekel nods and leaves the room.

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Mekel runs down the hall and down the stairs. Someone really important has arrived! He runs through a mob of people before arriving at the entrance to the hospital.

“Dexter!” He says excitedly. Dexter looks back from the crowd and smiles! “Mekel!” He says before closing in for a quick friends’ hug. “How have you been, Dexter?” He asks. “I’ve been better... I’m glad I have a day off today.” – “A hero’s work is never done?” – “A hero’s work is never done... now, the reason I’m here.” – “Ah yes... you haven’t told me. You told me you were coming down, but you didn’t specify why.”

“Is she here? Were they telling the truth?” – “She- OH! Oh... yes... she is.” Mekel says, picking up on what he was talking about, before breaking down into a more somber tone.

“Is it really that bad?” – “It is, Dexter. I’ve never seen anything like it.” He says, walking back with Dexter.

“I can still see her, right?” – “Visiting hours are almost over. I can give you a glance and you can even try to strike up a conversation if you want... but I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you.” – “That’s okay... merely knowing she’s okay will be enough.” Dexter says as they reach the room.

Mekel opens it up and walks inside with Dexter.

When Dexter walks in... he meets eyes with someone he didn’t expect.

“BRICK?!” – “DEXTER?!” ~ “What is he doing here?” ~ They both say in unison. Mekel raises his hands and chuckles, but still wanting to break the tension.

“Sorry, I should have mentioned, Dexter... Olga wasn’t alone in this room.” – “OLGA?!” Brick sputters, having had enough of this confusion. He gets out of his chair and walks over to Mekel.

Mekel turns around, embarrassed. “Look... I’ll explain everything just calm down, you two...” Dexter sighs, not really hot on the prospect of getting into a fight in a hospital in the first place. Brick follows suit, but is still very interested in Olga.

“You said Olga... is that the person who is in that bed?” Brick says, pointing over to the curtained bed. Mekel nods. “You are free to join us if you wish, Brick.” – “I’ll... uh...” He pauses. “Okay.” He says simply. Mekel nods and walks over to the bed.

Mekel slides the curtain away...

To both of their surprise, she’s awake. Completely awake and sitting up in the bed. She’s not looking at anything. Her hair isn’t in pig-tails. Her hair is down, cascading over her back. She is in a hospital gown that covers her front completely, but her back is exposed. Her giant scar down her face even more acknowledged without her addition of any kind of make-up. She’s staring blankly off into nothing. She doesn’t even look at them or acknowledge their existence.

Brick notices this and moves his hand in front of her face and waves it around, to no avail. She stays somewhat catatonic.

“What’s wrong with her?” Brick asks as he retracts his hand. “There... isn’t a word for it... but, it’s due to a lack of a whole soul.” – “Soul? Not this again...” Brick says, walking off. Mekel turns around.

“What is it, Brick?” – “I won’t get involved in this.” – “Involved? Involved in what?” – “Do you know what would happen if Brisbaine saw her? He was JUST in the room!” Mekel opens his mouth as if to say something... but closes his mouth and thinks a small bit before frowning. Looks over to Brick, who is now looking back.

“I... honestly didn’t think of that.” – “She would be killed. If not here, then somewhere else. Smothered with a pillow, poisoned, taken out back and shot. Any of these things would happen.” – “You son of a bitch!” Dexter seethes, walking over to Brick, but Brick smacks Dexter’s chest and sends him flying back, crashing into the wall and knocking the breath out of him. He slumps to the ground and coughs.

“BRICK!” Mekel yells. “What are you doing?!” – “He should feel glad all I did was push him. Dexter.” Brick says, calling attention to the gasping man on the floor. He looks up. “You aren’t wearing Model D I’ve noticed. Next time you step to me, you may want to be better equipped. I could have killed you right there.” – “B-Bastard...” Dexter says quietly, his breath still not returned to him.

Brick rolls his eyes and opens the door out. “Where are you going?! You are in no condition to leave this hospital!” Brick looks back angrily at Mekel, but Mekel doesn’t relent. He maintains his angry eyes as he looks into Brick’s. “Thanks for seeing after me, Doctor Mekel... but I’ll be going now.” – “Is this about Olga?” Mekel asks, stopping Brick in his tracks.

He turns around. “Yes. I don’t want to be in the same room when Brisbaine finds her. Consider yourselves lucky I don’t intend to rat you out to the government.” – “You... don’t?” Mekel says, unconvinced. “No... I don’t. But I’m not going to intentionally hide it from Brisbaine either.” – “Brick... please... she needs help.” – “HELP?! You want me to help that monster? She tried to kill the entire planet!”

Mekel and Dexter look away. Brick growls. “What the hell is wrong with you guys? That woman is a freak, a monster... she nearly killed everyone! It’s her actions that led to my brothers dying!” At first Brick looks angry, but his face builds into one of sadness and he turns and walks away again.

“Please, Brick... we need you.” – “What? What the hell do you mean?” – “W-Well... you are a high ranking government agent... maybe you can help us... hide her?” Brick growls. “Did you not hear ANYTHING I just said?!” – “Yes, but I’m a doctor! I will help this girl and your help would make it much easier! Please... we only need several weeks to... fix...” Mekel tries to say before trailing off.

“Fix? Fix what? Fix HER?! How is that even possible?” Brick asks, before Dexter stands up and walks over. “I’ve done it before.” Dexter says. “Done what before? Fixed a soul?” – “Yes. I’ve fixed Blossom’s soul.” – “B-Blossom...?” Brick says in a confusing way. But he soon tenses his hand and forms a fist, but resists the urge to hit Dexter again.

“You fixed the woman who killed my brothers... and want to fix the woman who tried to kill the world... and you all want my help...?!” – “We need it...” Brick looks over to Olga, who is still staring off into nothing over on that bed in the corner of the room.

“She still looks just like her old self.” – “Huh?” – “If Brisbaine DOES see her, she can’t look like that. She needs a disguise.” – “D... Disguise? Like...” – “It can be something simple. Dye her hair a different color. Give her glasses; give her a hat... things that won’t call too much attention.” He says, thinking to himself, before looking over to a computer.

“Is her name in the database?” – “Y-Yes, we’ve had her for weeks.” – “Christ... it’s a wonder they haven’t found her by now. They must not have been looking.” Brick walks over to the room’s computer and sits down. He accesses files using only one hand and breaks into the Hospital security in a matter of seconds, astonishing Mekel.

“There.” He says out of nowhere, printing something out. He takes the paper, rips it into a strip and slaps some tape on it, walking over to Olga’s bed. He pastes the paper strip over the name-plate on the bed.

---Astro---

Now replaces Olga on the nameplate.

“I’ll count on you to do the rest.” Brick says. “Why are you doing this?” Mekel asks, thankful... but curious. Brick looks back with a mixture of emotions in his eyes.

“Butch taught me something before everything happened... we can be heroes... it relies on us being able to forgive... being able to move on.” He looks out the window sadly.

“He died... he didn’t have to... but he died. Blossom killed him. But that’s the past. Something tells me this entire whirlwind of death isn’t over with yet. I’ll... I’ll do my part, no matter how small.” He says, sitting back down on his chair.

Mekel and Dexter are silent. But Dexter walks over to Brick.

“Thank you...” – “Whatever.”

Dexter walks back over to Mekel. “I think I have an idea that might help...” – “Really? What is that?” – “Give me a couple weeks... I may be able to fashion something that could help Olga.” – “Okay.” Mekel says, bowing graciously to Dexter.

“I’m heading with the Powerpuffs to Rio De Janeiro tomorrow. I’ll be back to check up on her... whenever I can.”

Brick rolls his eyes before he notices something. It's on the chair Brisbaine was sitting on before he left. He walks over to the chair and looks at it. It's... a letter...

"Heroesbane?" Brick says to himself.

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And with that, a series of previously unknown events unfold. Minor, having almost no implication upon The Panic as a whole, but will have broader implications later on. There are a lot more mini-stories to come, so sit back and enjoy!
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:10 am

Another Mini Story, taking place just after our other Ministory. Enjoy!

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The Chronometal Wars
Mini Story
-Blossom’s Burden-
(After the Second War Renaissance, before the Panic)

“I had that dream again, Dexter...” Blossom says, sitting on a psychiatrist’s bed.

Why is she even here? She knows that she’s hurting and confused, but this doesn’t seem like it is Dexter’s forte... But regardless, he’s here to provide Blossom with moral support as she works through this.

“The same dream? The one with the Rowdyroughs...?” Dexter asks. Blossom nods, still sitting on the red velvet bed, some sunlight beaming through the closed curtains into this isolated room. It’s cozy in here, but Blossom still feels incredibly intense.

“It’s getting worse... the dream that is. There was someone else in it this time.” – “Oh? And who was that?” – “Micheal... he was there too.” – “What did he do? Did he attack you too?” Blossom shakes her head. “No. He wasn’t like the other guys... he merely stood there and looked at me.” Dexter raises an eyebrow and picks this as a good line of conversation.

“Did you look back?” – “Did I what?” – “Look back. Did you look back at Micheal?” Blossom gulps and nods slowly. “Y-Yes...” – “What did you see...?” Dexter asks, sure to get an interesting answer out of this.

“His eyes... weren’t blue; like they are supposed to be... they were red... they looked like... my eyes. There was a little bit of blue reflecting from somewhere...” Dexter scribbles something down on a piece of paper. His chair is a simple one, made of somewhat uncomfortable wood. There is a desk beside him with various things on it, none more important than his notebook.

He has been keeping track of these meetings with Blossom for weeks now. She’s made progress... she’s finally stopped blaming herself for what happened... but there are several things he NEEDS to tell her. He puts his notebook down and looks at Blossom as she begins to get comfortable on the small couch.

“Were they your eyes?” – “That’s what I think... yes.” – “Is that what you truly think?” – “That’s what I think they could be... they were red, after all.” – “Well, we have to remember, this is a dream... not everything is so direct. I want you to follow me down another line of thinking real quick.” – “Okay...” Dexter puts his pencil down and settles into his chair as Blossom looks over to him.

“Did he indeed have your eyes? You said they were red, like yours... but what if it meant something else?” – “Something else? Like what?” – “Well... what if it were the other way around?”

A short pause crosses the room.

“What do you mean?” – “What if you also had his eyes?” – “His eyes...? But they are blue...” – “I know that. But what if- while he had your eyes, you had his?” – “Dexter, that doesn’t make sense.” Dexter sighs and scribbles something down real quick.

“You said that you saw something blue reflecting off of his eyes, his red eyes had a blue glow in them, right?” – “Right...” – “What if the reflections were your eyes? They were blue.” – “I... guess it’s possible...?” – “Not just possible... there’s...” Dexter pauses, trying to find the right words. “What is it?”

Dexter sighs, but continues.

“There’s something I’ve wanted to say since before we’ve even started these sessions.” – “Really? What’s that?” – “There’s... something I’ve seen in your eyes ever since we fought in World’s End. There’s a... kind of anger in your eyes.” – “Anger?” – “In your eyes, yes. Ever since you...” Dexter diverts his eyes. “Killed the Rowdyroughs... you’ve seemed... empty, distant and angry.”

Blossom sighs and puts her head back on the pillow.

“I have been angry. I have felt empty... but I’m here, aren’t I? I’m not distant.” – “Maybe you’re not being distant on purpose... but you seem to be... missing something.” – “Missing? What are you talking about?” – “I think you’re missing your...” Dexter gulps and tries to pick his words wisely.

“Missing my... what?” – “Innocence.” – “Innocence...? Really, Dexter?” – “Bear with me. This was the first time you’ve ever... killed anyone... isn’t it?” Blossom doesn’t respond. Or nod. Or shake her head.

She just lies there, a far away look in her eye.

“I tried to go my entire life without ever doing it. It’s easy, right? It’s easy to not kill someone.” – “Blossom...” – “I mean, I could have held back, I could have kept my cool-“ – “Blossom.” – “What the hell was wrong with me?! I mean... They didn’t have to die!” – “BLOSSOM!” Dexter yells out, jumping Blossom out of the couch. She seethes, but sits down... taking deep breaths.

“I saw it in your eyes. The minute we met in World’s End. There was emptiness. I know that look.” Dexter says, looking straight into Blossom’s eyes, as if looking into a reflection of his own.

“Those were and still are... the eyes of a killer.” Blossom gulps.

“In your dream, Micheal was there. You had his eyes. The eyes of a killer. He was there to show you what you didn’t want to see. The emptiness in you is your innocence. You have killed, Blossom... that much is true. There is no going back from this.” – “God damn it Dexter...” – “I’m sorry if it hurts. It hurt when I faced it too. But I had someone to help me through my darkness.”

Blossom looks up.

“You. Ever since my sister died, I had blamed myself for everything that happened. To this day, it can still be argued that it was my actions that led to her death, even if it was Mandark’s robot that landed the killing blow. But you showed me the light out of that abyss. You were my light... but I’m afraid I’m not yours.” – “Huh? What do you mean?” Dexter sighs, but wears a smile.

“I can see even that in your eyes. There is something you have to do. Something you have to see, in order for you to get over this. I am here for anything you could ever possibly need, but there is something not even I can do for you right now. You know it’s true.” Blossom diverts her gaze.

She’s been in this friends’ therapy for weeks and she still doesn’t feel any better. In fact, the dreams have been getting worse...

Blossom nods sadly.

Dexter sighs happily, as if relieved to finally have Blossom see. Dexter stands up, beckoning Blossom’s attention. He pulls something out of his pocket and hands it to Blossom before walking out.

“Wait, where are you going? What is this?” – “There is someone else who needs me right now. I think you and I have reached the end of our session for the day. As for what I handed to you... it’s the path to your closure. There’s someone I want you to see.” Dexter says, exiting the room and closing the door behind him.

Blossom looks at what Dexter handed to her. It’s a crumpled note. She opens it up.

“Room 615... Citysville hospital? Who...?” Blossom looks out the window into Megaville. It’s still undergoing massive scale repairs. She flies out the window and looks around.

“Citysville... that’s... west.” She says to herself, looking to the horizon.

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“Brisbaine... are you serious?” – “Yes.” He says over the phone, no longer able to visit him physically. Brick looks up into the sky. It’s starting to get dark. He’s just outside the hospital, but he doesn’t feel like he’s quite ready to leave yet.

“So... Heroesbane... is the order to... eradicate all heroes.” – “Don’t make me repeat myself. Keep a low profile, Brick. Everyone thinks you are dead. If you are reported to the military- if I don’t catch wind of it, you could be a target as well.” – “I can take care of myself.” – “I don’t think you give this operation enough credit. The so called ‘Justice League’ is set to fall by week’s end. Don’t underestimate the power of humanity.”

Brick scoffs and turns the phone off. Brick stands up and begins to walk inside.

“Brick, wait.” A familiar voice lets out from nowhere. Brick quickly turns and looks around. Yet he can’t see anyone.

“Who goes there?” As he asks that, the shade from a nearby tree coalesces into a being. A familiar being of red coloration and terrible fashion sense. He breaks into a friendly yet off-putting grin and walks towards Brick.

“I have to say... for a man who was just dead, you’re looking okay.” – “No thanks to you...” Brick spits. “Where is this hostility coming from? I come in peace.” – “You know where it’s coming from, Him. If it wasn’t for your actions with Buttercup, Brick and Boomer would still be alive.”

Him frowns.

“We aren’t even ten seconds into the conversation and you already soured the mood. Where are the ‘oh, it’s been a long time to see you, please chat with me for a while’s?” – “Dead, just like you will be if you don’t fuck off. Don’t make me repeat myself.” – “I truly do come in peace, Brick... for what it’s worth- I didn’t have a choice in the matter with Buttercup.” – “YOU’RE HIM! Of course you had a choice!” Brick yells!

Him shrugs and looks at Brick’s left arm. He is wearing his suit from Brisbaine’s squad, but there is a noticeable amount of slack around the left sleeve.

“You know... I could have that replaced for you, if you want...” Him grins, clacking one of his claws hintingly.

“I’ll pass thanks.” – “Come on, open up to me, Son...” – “Son? Don’t you dare pull that card on me. You were responsible for killing Butch and Boomer. You will get no fucking sympathy from me.” – “I came to deliver a message, Brick...” – “Well spit it out or go away.” Him rolls his eyes.

At that very moment, Him detects someone nearby. It feels familiar. He smiles as he realizes who it is, but ignores the intruder.

Blossom fidgets on the roof as she gets into the perfect spot to eavesdrop... she was so sure that she killed Brick... she feels so much better knowing he is still alive...

Is this what Dexter wanted her to see?

“Boomer isn’t dead.” Him says, catching Brick off guard. “Wait... what?” – “His soul never fell into the hells, unlike Butch.” Brick growls. “What makes you think he wasn’t suitable for Heaven?” – “Oh, it’s not a popularity contest anymore, Brick. All souls join me now.” – “Huh what do you- you know what? Nevermind.” Brick says, turning around.

“Is that it? You don’t want to know more about Boomer?” – “If he’s alive... I’ll find him. Back where it all started.” Him raises an eyebrow. “Back... where it all started?” – “Townsville.” – “How are you so sure he will be there?” – “I just have a feeling.” Brick begins to walks off, but something irks him. He darts his eyes around in the dark before turning around and looking at Him.

“Butch would have been suitable for Heaven too...” – “Yes, I know...” They both say, catching Blossom off guard. She covers her mouth to protect herself from being detected by blurting out random noises in confusion.

“The things he said... the people he helped... the reason he fought... they all changed for him in the end. He...” Butch says, reciting happily yet painfully from memory.

“He truly evolved out of his element. It’s...” He tries to say, his voice trembling from sadness and his fist shaking from anger. “It’s so fucking horrible that he had to die... we were finally going to break out, you know? Become something more than just... a bunch of small time villains.” – “I’m... sorry...” Him says, legitimately sorrowful. Brick wipes his eyes.

He looks up at Him. “Did you know that for an entire night, right before World’s End completed... he stayed in an orphanage and provided them power and protection?”

Blossom’s eyes go wide and her stomach drops. She turns around and collapses on the roof, unable to cover her mouth anymore. She came here to feel better, to find closure... but this isn’t right... If anything... Blossom...

Feels like a monster...!

Brick shakes his head and turns around again. “But them Blossom came along and... well, you know. You were there. But...” He says with a great deal of relief in his voice.

“It’s good to know that Boomer is still alive, too...” He says before flying off, even further west... to Townsville. After he’s gone, Blossom looks over the edge of the building again. Him is also gone. But... she remembers something...

She turns around incredibly fast and puts up a defense!

Him is right behind her. He breaks into a toothy smile. “You didn’t put your guard down... Your future is bright, Blossom.” Blossom sighs and sits down on the roof. She looks up at the moon.

“I’m so glad I didn’t kill Brick or... Boomer even, but...” – “You heard all of that?” – “All of it... even the bits about Butch.” She says with a great amount of pain in her voice. She really is glad that Brick and Boomer are alive... but from what Brick said about Butch... it almost makes it sound like she killed a Saint...

“He did what he could in a time of great pain and crisis. Any of us would do the same.” – “I guess... but, I always thought that they were all these mindless copies of us that were meant to just be evil versions... I had no idea he was like that...” – “The Rowdyroughs are far from copies of you, Blossom. You of all people should know that. Were the situation reversed, you may have even surprised yourself how much you could change.” Blossom raises an eyebrow.

“What’s that mean?” – “Nothing far too cryptic... just that if the world were to turn on you, you may find it in your heart to hold a grudge. Maybe panic in the heat of the moment and take even more lives...” – “What? Why you...!” She stands up and seethes, but can’t help but feel like he’s right.

He’s always been right. Since the very beginning.

“Don’t be too hard on yourself.” – “What?” – “About Butch.” Him says, now on the other side of the roof, looking towards the horizon with his claws behind his back, wearing a serious face. Him NEVER wears a serious face!

“But- But he worked at the orphanage! I was there, I saw him come out- I remember! He helped all of them, the caretakers, the kids, everyone! He worked with all of us to take down the Chronometal Dragon! He really DID change!” – “Perhaps. But you saw what he did to Buttercup.” – “I thought I did... but she was immortal...” – “True. And they knew she was immortal. They knew it wouldn’t really kill her, but they did it anyway.” – “What are you getting at?” Him turns around.

“Old habits die hard. Your two groups simply cannot co-exist.” – “Huh?” – “The Rowdyroughs... the Powerpuffs... they are different sides of the same coin, yet at times they seem like water and oil. Maybe he could have changed, but it doesn’t matter. You both made your decisions and in the end, you have survived.” – “IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MAKE ME FEEL BETTER?!” Him shakes his head.

“You have seen the world burn, Blossom. From the apocalypse to the infinite number of possibilities that could have happened should you have failed. You’ve saved this world more times than even I can remember. Yet you are torn on this one individual; one who had full intentions of killing your sister. Why?” – “I-I...” She says, trailing off.

Him turns around. “This world is harsh and cruel. If you don’t break yourself out of this stupid spiral you put yourself in, how can you possibly hope to save those you care about?!” Him says with enraged passion in his voice. “What about your sisters, Leader Girl? They need you to be their pillar of strength. If you falter just because you did your job as a protector of your sisters, then I have lost a lot of respect for you.” – “D-Damn it Him, it’s not like that!” Him rolls his eyes.

“Save it.” Him says, disappointed. “If you have lost the will to fight for what you believe in, then go and die in a hole for all I care.” – “Wh-What...?” – “This world still needs heroes, now more than ever. The Chronometal Wars are far from over. If you quit now, many more people will lose their lives. Do you want that?”

“...!”

Him fades into the shadows and disappears from sight. Blossom covers her eyes as tears begin to fall. But... she’s smiling.

That feeling in the pit of her stomach is gone now. Replaces with a kind of... happy sadness. She wipes her eyes and flies down the building, noticing a mirror behind herself. She looks into the reflection.

Her eyes are red... and there is no blue glare...

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Smaller pieces of a still much bigger puzzle. How does it all add up? I guess we will all find out later...
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:23 am

This entire Mini Story segment may be longer than I thought.

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The Chronometal Wars
Mini Story
-Robots and Mothers-
Part 1 of 2
(After the Second War Renaissance, before the Panic)

It's still night. It's brisk out.

“How is she?” – “How is who?” – “Blossom... you were telling me about her.” Dexter nods.

“Ah yes, I remember now. I sent her off to Citysville to see on old friend.” – “Old friend...?” – “I’m sure she’s fine. This should make her feel much better... but I’m more interested in you... and your daughter.” Dexter says, looking over at the house.

She blushes and nods thankfully. “Thank you for everything, Dexter... the house is great. Ruby and I have really started to hit it off... she... she even called me Mom...!” Dexter chuckles and scratches the back of his head. “No problem Barasia... or should I call you Lynn now?” – “Lynn sounds nicer... you know?” – “I understand.” He looks into the dark sky.

“How’s Ruby...?” He asks. Lynn looks away.

“She was happy enough when we got to the house... she’s so much bigger than I remember! She was still a... a baby when I met her the first time. But now she’s really getting tall... but... that’s not what I want to talk about.” – “Oh?”

Barasia looks sad...

“She has this look in her eyes. She’s trying to hide it, trying to hide it so hard and it shows her maturity in the matter, so much more than I could have ever expected... but... she’s not sharing her feelings. Something is hurting her, Dexter.” Dexter thinks for a moment. “Did you try talking to her about it?” – “Yes... but she’s so closed off right now. I don’t... I don’t know what to do.”

“She lost her dad before these wars began and she lost her mom when it started... the maturity you were speaking of-“ Dexter says, looking Barasia in the eye.

“I think it was born of her trying to be strong in the Orphanage. Not wanting to make any of the other kids feel helpless. I think she was trying to be the adult.” – “I... you... y-you’re right...!” Lynn says, her eyes starting to tear up.

“My god... poor child! She lost everything and is still trying to be strong for everyone else... she... she isn’t even eight yet!” Dexter looks away towards the city. People are going into their houses for the night. Some with kids. They have chosen to stay in Megaville, regardless of its reputation as a city of heroes and catastrophes.

Dexter sits down on the stone steps leading up to Lynn’s house. She follows suit and sits by him. She’s not in her usual black dress tonight. She’s in casual motherly looking attire that looks more in place in the 70’s than the modern age, but she’s trying and Dexter knows that.

He looks over at her face as she looks back at his. Her scars as still so apparent. She’s covered a lot of them up with make-up but they still break through. She still looks like she’s thirteen too...

“Ruby spent so much time trying to be strong for everyone else... it’s weighing on her. You need to talk to her and let her know she doesn’t have to keep being so strong. You are her mother now, you can be strong for her... she can let all those pent up feelings out and she can heal...” Dexter says, looking back at the illuminated city of heroes.

Lynn sniffles and wipes her eyes. “Y-Yeah... I think I will. Ha... you’d make a good dad, Dexter...” She says, still choked up and worried for her new daughter.

He smiles slightly. “I’m heading out to Rio with the girls tomorrow. Want me to tell them what’s up...?” – “What do you mean? You mean... with me and Ruby?” She pauses and trails off in thought. After a short time she shakes her head.

“I don’t want them to worry about us. We’re just... a normal family now. I don’t want to have Ruby involved in this any more.” – “I understand completely... I’ll just tell them you’re going through some personal stuff. I won’t pry.” – “Thank you, Dexter.” – “Don’t mention it.”

“No really, thank you for everything... the payment for the house, the adoption papers, the advice... everything. B-Blossom is a lucky girl.” She stutters happily. Dexter smiles and looks back. “Thanks. Good luck, Lynn.” He says, standing up and walking off the porch.

“W-Wait.” She says, beckoning him to stop. He looks back. She stands up and writes something down on a piece of paper she had in her dress pocket.

“If you ever need a place to hide out and do whatever it is you do, go here. It’s my old lab from when I was working behind the scenes in the Wars. I certainly won’t ever need it again. Thank you, Dexter...” He nods and walks off, tucking the paper in his pocket.”

Before he walks away she says something else.

“Besides, I have a much BETTER lab to make now! It may be even better than yours!” – “Ha, don’t count on it! See you!” – “Bye!” They wave good bye as Dexter walks off into the night, leaving Lynn alone. She crosses her arms on this chilly night, still outside her house.

“Poor Ruby... suffering through all of this. She must be so traumatized...”

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*Brrrring... Brrrring...*

“Huh? Who would be calling me at this time...?” Brick asks himself, on the outskirts of Nevada. He flips open his phone. “Hello?” – “Brick, glad to see you’re still alive and well.” – “Brisbaine? What’s this about?” – “Nice to hear from you too, Brick.” He says sarcastically.

“I got to thinking and realized that you probably could use a hand.” – “Another hand joke, huh?” – “No, this time I’m being both serious and literal. There’s someone you can meet who is perfectly qualified to give you a synthetic hand.” – “Synthetic? You mean like... robotics?” Brick’s face shows intrigue.

“Precisely. Do you remember the scientist Doctor Wakeman?” – “The woman who built XJ-9? Yeah, I remember her.” – “I lost contact with her less than 24 hours ago. If you can locate her, I’m sure she could lend you a hand.” – “You’re doing it again Brisbaine.” – “I’m... I’m sorry, it’s irresistible.” He says, chuckling against character.

“Whatever. Brick out.” He says, turning the call off.

“Lost contact with her... huh?” Brick looks at the clock on his phone. It’s almost two in the morning.

“Heroesbane starts today... I wonder...” He says to himself, flying off to the border of Nevada. He finds a pretty shanty looking town off the beaten path. Something catches his eye, though. A power plant that seems to only be charging certain areas. It’s not going to the entire city... it’s going to a single plot of land.

It’s unassuming... which is what tips Brick off. “Does... does she know?” He asks himself. He looks around the dusty town at night. Even though the population is sure to be low, this town isn’t too big and it’s very late at night, people are very active right now. Something must have set them off. But what?

Something’s going on. Brick lands and changes his clothes into something more casual. He puts his usual hat on and slips into his usual. Blue jeans and a very dark, almost black red overcoat. He puts his nub hand in his pocket to avoid any attention as he walks through the town.

The roads are little more than flattened sand and soil, street lights shine brightly, blocking out the night and making it painful to look up. People walk around in this pseudo night with worried looks on their face. What is going on?

Brick’s ear twitches... he hears something from far away. Something fast.

He darts his eyes around and sees a faint figure in the shadows zip into the building supported by the power plant. It looks like a young girl from the shadows... Brick thinks he knows who it might have been.

He walks towards the house, looking around the town. He sees an old man with a prosthetic leg. It has several mechanical attachments too. He rocks in his chair as he pets his guard dog as it sits on alert next to him. Brick turns to the right to another wooden building to see that there is a giant water purifier in the building’s window.

There’s a lot of high tech stuff here for a shanty town. Brick smiles, sure he’s already found what he was looking for. He walks up to the building quickly and knocks on the front door.

An eye slit opens and someone very tall with a scary voice speaks up.

“Who’re you?” – “I’m here to see Wakeman.” The man raises his eyebrow. “I ain’t seen you around here. Why don’t you go back where you came from?” Brick smiles and gets an idea.

He raises his left arm so the man can see it.

“I... can’t go back empty handed... I need Wakeman’s help.” The man’s brow furrows. He closes the eye slit and begins to unlock a series of protections on the door. He opens it up and stands over brick.

“Watch yourself around her, Kid.” – “Thanks...” Brick walks in. The room is humid and hot. Very many big men are sitting around tables, talking amongst each other, drinking hard liquor and looking at Brick. Brick isn’t threatened at all. He knows how strong he is.

The man at the door leads Brick to a stairwell and points down. “She’s down there. Mind your tone and don’t tell anyone what you see.” Brick nods and head down. The man behind him yells down the stairs.

“WAKEMAN! NEW BLOOD FOR YA! LEFT HAND!”

Brick continues down, surprised in the quick change of scenery. Upstairs is hot, menacing, dusty and dirty. But down here it’s cool, stable and clean. Brick sees someone arm deep in mechanical work within a plastic sheeted room as if it were quarantined. Brick can recognize the hair and the short stature of the woman.

It’s most certainly Wakeman.

Brick walks up through the plastic and raises his hand in greeting. “Howdy.” He says informally. Wakeman looks up. She sees the nub before she even gets a look at who’s talking.

“Hmm...? What happened here, child?” She says, walking over and talking his left forearm with both of her hands.” – “Got into a bad fight... lucky to be alive. Hand wasn’t so lucky.” – “Fight...? How could a fight be this-“ She says, looking up at the person in the face.

“Bad...” She finishes. “Sorry to drop in on you so unexpectedly.” Wakeman looks into his eyes with many conflicting emotions, but she snaps out of it and looks at his left forearm.

“Looks like someone already went through the trouble to cauterize and heal up the wound.” – “Yeah, I was in a hospital before this. I came to you for expert help.” – “A new hand, right?” – “Yes, in fact. You were suggested to me.” – “Oh really?” She says, wiggling his arm around to get a feel for the weight.

Before they have a chance to continue, someone walks into the room with them.

“Hi mom, I’m ho...” The girl says, trailing off as she sees the man in the room. He looks back with a raised eyebrow.

“M-Mom... what’s he doing here?” – “He needs my help...” – “Help...?” The girl says, looking at his hand. She walks into the light allowing Brick to get a better look at who he already knew it was.

“Good to see you again, XJ-9.” – “Everyone calls me Jenny.” Brick shrugs. The girl is a little taller than he remembers. Built in clothing mixed with dressed on clothing and a permanent teal coloration about her. XJ-9, the Teenage Robot hero.

Wakeman beckons Brick over to a table where he sits down. “I’ve looked at your hand and felt your arm... I can make something for you in a few hours. Though, I’m surprised you found me so easily... very surprised.” Wakeman says with a small hint of worry in her voice.

Jenny follows her words. “So am I... how did you find us so easily?” – “You guys are hiding out?” – “Couldn’t you tell?” Brick raises an eyebrow. “Well, you didn’t make it too hard. Conspicuous amount of electricity funneling into this building, people around town wearing prosthetic limbs...” He stops himself.

“Well, you guys are all doing good deeds it seems... I’m sure it doesn’t matter.” – “Huh? What doesn’t matter?” Jenny says, worried. Brick wonders what she could possibly know...

Wakeman shows back up with several measuring instruments and a mold. She clasps the mold over his right hand and measures his left arm.

“It’s... it’s nothing.” Brick says, reassuring Jenny, but she’s still curious. “Okay, you found us... you need a hand. That’s good and all, but why? Who sent you here?” – “Brisbaine.” – “The agent who was with us when you guys were training?” – “The very same. Told me to drop by so you guys could... ‘Lend me a hand.’ I know, it’s dumb. He won’t stop with the hand jokes.”

Jenny looks around, now extremely on edge. “What’s wrong?” – “Does... does he know we’re here?” – “What are you talking about? Who? Brisbaine? No, he said he lost contact with you guys.” – “And then you found us...” – “Yeah but- ... Wait...” Brick thinks to himself.

What if...

*BOOM!*

An explosion blows wind into this confined space from somewhere outside, deafening Wakeman as she walks around aimlessly. Brick and Jenny are still okay.

“DAMN IT! I FUCKING KNEW WE COULDN’T TRUST YOU!” Jenny yells out, running to her mom and holding her in her arms. “I-I’m sorry! I didn’t know this was going to happen!” – “Just go!” She says as people fight upstairs causing a huge ruckus before gunshots fire off!

Brick's stomach falls. Gunshots... p-people just died...! Shot to death... for what?!

Before Brick has a chance to say anything, Jenny runs with Wakeman out a hidden escape route in the room. Brick isn’t sure whether to follow her, go upstairs or run away himself...!

"Is Heroesbane in effect...?! Did... Brisbaine set them up? Were they following me?!" His brow furrows and he feels a fire burning within him. He runs after Jenny!

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It's sink or swim, Brick. What are you going to do?
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

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The Chronometal Wars
Mini Story
-Robots and Mothers-
Part 2 of 2
(During The Panic)

“JENNY, WAIT!”

Brick runs down the hallway where Jenny ran down! It’s a single straight line, good for covering ground fast. There’s light at the end of the tunnel- the way out!

Wait... isn’t it night?

Brick flies down the path as fast as possible as an explosion engulfs where he came from! It rumbles the stone path he flies through, causing it to crack and leak dust! Brick was JUST in the building! Were they going to kill him too?!

“Brisbaine...!” He seethes. Brick finally reaches the light at the end of the tunnel only to see combat helicopters circling the area with a surrounded XJ-9 in a group of people! That’s what the bright lights were!

“LET HER GO!” Brick yells out as loud as he can, calling attention from even the helicopter pilots! “Butt out, Rowdyrough. We aren’t here for you.” A random solider lets out. “Grrr!” Brick growls, launching a small red ball at the man having it explode right before it reaches him, knocking him back... but he’s still alive.

Everyone turns from XJ-9 to Brick and she uses that time to escape.

“Brisbaine said you weren’t on the list, but anyone stupid enough to get in our way will die!” One of the other soldiers say! “Bring it, scum!” He taunts as they unleash a hailstorm of bullets! He flies above the Helicopters as they attempt to shoot at him with Gatling Guns!

He grabs the propeller of one and snaps it off, causing one of them to spin out of control! It crashes into the ground, blowing several soldiers back as Brick throws the propeller at the other helicopter, piercing the cockpit and impaling the soldier within it!

He flies back as more bullets cascade the sky around him! Several of them hit, grazing him and drawing blood!

Jenny runs off, but stops and looks back, her mom still in her arms. She puts Wakeman down and runs back. “XJ-9! Where are you going?!” – “Mom, run! I have to help him!” – “He’s the reason we were found in the first place!” – “Mom, GO! There’s no time for semantics!” – “B-But...” She pauses.

“Okay, XJ-... J-Jenny! Be careful!” – “I will, Mom!” Jenny flies back to help Brick!

Brick barely has the speed to avoid the shots for long until something happens on the outskirts of the battle! A small blue explosion goes off and everyone looks over! The silhouette rises from the ashes like a war god. It’s Jenny!

“Enough is enough!” She yells, cannon balling into the soldiers and knocking them over! Brick takes this time to unleash a volley of red attacks from his hand! They explode on the ground and coat the battlefield in dust! He rushes down and prepares to execute the enemies, before Jenny rushes out and grabs him by the arm.

“J-Jenny?!” – “Not like this, Brick! Don’t kill them! Let’s just run!” – “Get the hell off me!” He says, jostling her away before unleashing another barrage of attacks! The men yell in pain and scatter away! “We’ve won! Stop!” She says as a horrible noise is heard.

A gigantic ‘thing’ bigger than any robot Brick has ever seen crashes near them. It’s a giant blue humanoid looking robot with fire patterns on it! Megas...?! But the cockpit... that isn’t Coop... who is that?! The Megas weapons open up and aim at them.

“Surrender now or die!” Someone over the gigantic intercom yells out through the Megas. Jenny turns over to Brick. “Let’s just give up...! This doesn’t have to go on any longer!” She says, hysterical. “It’s a trap.” – “H-Huh?” Brick looks over at her.

“Brisbaine is going to kill all of us. Every hero on the planet. The Powerpuff Girls are probably already dead! Submission is death!” – “Why would they do this?!” – “They are evil... I would know.” He says, turning around to face the Megas.

“What did you do with Coop?!” – “Coop? Oh, you mean the fat ass that disgraced this wonderful machine? He died several weeks ago.” – “Died? Did you kill him?!” – “I don’t have to explain anything to you pathetic pieces of trash!” The Soldier blares as the Megas opens fire!

Jenny and Brick take off at the same time to avoid the explosions! In the sky they look off to the small town. It’s completely leveled... on fire, flattened...

“This is...!” Jenny tries to say. “I told you. Submission is death. Today, you have to fight for your right to live!” – “But I’m a hero! I can’t be doing this!” – “Then go and die for all I care!” Brick yells, taking off at the Megas, alone!

It unleashes a laser from its chest, engulfing Brick and blowing his sleeves off as he blocks with his arms! He falls to the ground, his outer skin charred. Megas takes this time to prepare to smash him in mid-air, but Jenny swoops down and catches him!

Brick grumbles, having taken the brunt of that attack too hard. Jenny puts him down over a hill as she goes back into battle! Brick shakes his head and looks up. Jenny can’t take this thing alone... he knows that...

He tries to get up as all of his muscles scream in pain at once. He struggles to simply stand. Megas’ chest opens up to unleash another laser attack!

“N-No...!” He says in futility. But a rocket from nowhere hits the core and sends Megas hurdling back, unleashing the laser clean into the air! Who did that...?! Brick looks around to see Wakeman with a bazooka!

“W-Wakeman...?!” – “I’m going to help my daughter! I’m not helpless!” She says as it automatically reloads and fires another giant rocket! Megas smacks the missile away and rises back to its feet. Brick growls, angry at his own inaction. Wakeman looks over at him and his charred body. She gets something out of a bag she has with her and throws it at Brick.

He catches it and reads it. “What is this, medicine?” – “It’s powerful stuff, made for heroes. Use it! We don’t have much time!” – “Okay!” Brick says, popping the cork and rubbing it on his screaming skin.

“STAY STILL!” The soldier yells, trying to snatch Jenny out of mid-air. She unleashes energy from her hands that ALMOST hits the cockpit, but this guy is good...! She is running out of energy and feeling tired...! Megas unleashes a volley of heat seeking missiles and Jenny barely has the energy to dodge them in mid air! They explode around her and blow her to the ground!

Megas prepares to stomp her into the dirt as another missile crashes into it, knocking it back again! “AGAIN?! Annoying woman!” He yells as he prepares to unleash the laser on the hill where Wakeman and Brick are! Jenny looks back from the dust.

“I... thought I told you to run, Mom...!” – “And I told you to be careful! I guess neither of us are perfect!” Wakeman says as the laser prepares to fire! But Brick blasts off from the hill and crashes into the Cockpit! “What?! But you were pacified!” – “Friendship can do WONDERS!” He yells as he punches through the windshield of the car! He tries to grab the soldier but a switch is fliped and the enemy rolls out of the car door!

Megas continues to unleash hell and stomp around as the soldier rolls out of the seat; they must have set it to auto-pilot! Brick prepares to end this pathetic human life in one hit and he swings, only to have his attack caught with one hand.

The soldier grins. Now that Brick has a good view of the person, he notices that they are wearing a kind of mask... it's nondescript and seems to do little more than cover the face. The soldier seems to want to hide their identity... Brick notices the gloves the soldier is wearing...! Those are the experimental weapons Brisbaine gave Brick’s squad!

“Like it? Brisbaine perfected it after you guys FAILED! Power? Speed? Defense? I got it all in the PALM OF MY HAND!” The soldier says Brick’s fist is crushed, forcing him to the ground in pain! Brick is whipped off of the Megas and he fumbles onto the ground in the dust! The enemy jumps off and cracks their knuckles. Brick growls and rises to his feet. He raises his one hand in attack mode!

“Look at this. Look how pathetic you are. One hand, no guidance and just as doomed as the rest of these freaks!” He says, looking back at Megas as it charges Wakeman down! Jenny struggles to rise from the dust, but she’s... too weak...

“I’m going to send you screaming to hell!” The soldier spits and charges Brick down! The boots ignite and the enemy rockets off faster than Brick anticipated! Brick gets hit- HARD in his chest, knocking him back and causing him to cough up a considerable amount of blood! He winces and looks back at the enemy as he bears his bloody fangs.

“Screaming... to hell... huh?! YOU WISH!” He roars as he launches a giant laser from his hand! But the soldier absorbs the attack with one hand and feigns yawning with the other. “Is that IT?! Come on.” They say as the energy from Brick's attack is flicked back at him with the snap of a finger, causing a bolt of red lightning to break through the battlefield! Brick is blown away, the field now charged with red electricity.

Megas reaches the hill, but Wakeman has something else in her bag. It’s a small ball of sorts. Megas swings down, but she throws it at the machine and it causes a huge electromagnetic pulse to engulf the area round them!

Jenny rises from the dust, completely unaffected by the EMP and begins to limp over to Megas as it sputters and locks up. Megas falls to the ground, breaking its fall with its knee. Megas seems down for now... but this battle is far from over!

Back at the battle, Brick slowly rises from the dusty ground to look at the soldier. This battle seems completely hopeless... this pathetic human has his card...!

The enemy runs at him, but Brick notices something... they’re not flying! The EMP must have jammed the machinery! Now is the time!

Brick rises from the dust and careens for the enemy! His attack is blocked... apparently the EMP doesn’t affect the defensive portion of the weapon! Brick meets them on even levels and uses quick attacks! The human is weakened by the EMP, but not down in the slightest!

Their quick attacks cause a dust storm to kick up and block out the stars! Megas begins to twitch as Jenny nears Wakeman. “M-Mom...! You’re okay!” – “XJ-9! Look out!” She yells as Megas grabs Jenny in one of its hands! She grunts and struggles with her arms to break out, but it’s no use!

Brick forces the soldier to the ground by flipping them over his shoulder and causing them to collapse on his back! He prepares to stomp their throat before he notices Jenny in peril!

In a split second decision, Brick leaves the enemy on the ground and flies over to Jenny! The soldier rises back to their feet and flexes their hands. It appears the gloves are coming back to full power!

“GAHH!” Jenny yells as Megas squeezes tighter, causing her to cough up black fluid! “XJ-9! NO!” Wakeman yells in futility as Megas walks back then grabs onto her with two hands instead of just one! Gears and pistons fire off as she is crushed harder and harder!

Brick appears at the last second and pins himself in between Megas’ other hand and uses his arms and legs to prevent it from crushing her!

“You... can’t... die here! Push harder, Jenny!” She can’t talk, her mouth is flooded with fluid and her teeth are a stark black, but she obliges by trying again to force herself out again! Brick lends a hand and grips one of Megas’ finger and Jenny finally gets enough slack to get loose. She can’t fly, instead she falls to the ground next to Wakeman!

Brick is left with Megas by himself! He is slowly crushed by the giant machine! It closes in on him slowly but surely! There is no way he can get out of this alone!

Jenny slowly rises to her feet as the enemy slowly walks over, cracking their knuckles. But Wakeman isn’t tolerating his presence! She picks up her bazooka and reloads it!

“Not a step closer!” She says, aiming it at the soldier. Surprisingly, they oblige. The person laughs.. “I got what I came for...” Is said before they turn around and walk off. “Wh-What...?” Wakeman turns around.

Jenny is standing with her broken arms and hands facing towards Megas with energy building in her hands! A lot of energy... more than Brick thought possible...!

“XJ-9! What are you doing?! If you do that you-“ – “Will save... B-Brick...! Sorry m-mom... I have to... this...!” She mutters as the energy builds to critical levels! A circuit blows in her head, causing an open wound of sorts! Brick is totally encapsulated by Megas now! It begins to squeeze down even harder! “GAH... NGH!” He grunts, trying to fight back.

“HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!” Jenny yells as a catastrophic blue laser erupts from her hands, blowing right through Megas’ core! The light is so bright that Wakeman can’t even look at it head on! She covers her eyes as pieces of scrap are blown off Megas one by one! Brick falls out of Megas’ unpowered hands and falls next to Jenny, coughing and wheezing.

Megas is blown back far and crashes into the ground, causing a small crater to appear. Jenny falls to the ground in a puddle of her own fluids...

Did... they win?

“JENNY! NO, JENNY!” Wakeman yells, shaking Jenny’s limp body. Brick shakes his head and looks over. His eyes go wide and he scrambles over to her. He holds her in his arms and looks into her eyes.

They... are completely lifeless.

“She’s... She’s a robot; you can repair her... r-right?” Brick says, his voice cracking. Wakeman covers her mouth and shakes her head. “She burnt out everything in her entire body in that attack... not even her memory cortex would be spared...” She says, her eyes growing watery.

Brick slowly puts her down and looks over to the dusty battlefield. The soldier is gone. Brick could have finished it...! He rises to his feet and roars:

“WHEREVER YOU ARE, YOU AREN’T SAFE FROM ME YOU SCUM! I WILL FIND YOU AND KILL YOU!” He yells as loud as he possibly can, so loud it even blows dust away. He snarls and forces a fist so hard that his entire arm shakes. He looks back over to Wakeman... then over to the town.

Everyone is dead... except them... Brick walks off.

“Where are you going...?” Wakeman asks. “Back to where it all started. I had a mission, I still do. To Townsville. Hopefully I can meet someone there who can explain all of these horrible atrocities.” – “Who...?” – “I don’t know. That’s what I’m going to find out.” He says, walking off.

“Wait...” Wakeman says, closing Jenny’s eyes and slowly walking over to Brick. He turns around and looks down at the sad lady. She takes something out of her bag. “Hold out your left arm.” Brick obliges. She takes what looks like a hand out.

“I... had your perfect size in stock already.” She says, plopping it on his nub. She takes several other high-tech devices out and slaps them around his wrist until the hand is in place.

“This will hurt.” She says as she presses a button, causing a shock to fire up his arm, straight into his brain! “GGHRRK...!” He grunts, but bears the pain. He moves the fingers around, the hand works! It feels great! The fingers are metallic, not humanoid looking at all. The joints make noise as they move as well. He takes something out of his pocket and puts it over the hand.

It’s the experimental glove. He moves it around and it works. Very well.

“Why...? If it wasn’t for me... none of this would have happened...” – “You didn’t know this would happen... I know you didn’t. Brisbaine set this up.” – “Brisbaine...” Brick growls. She walks back over to Jenny’s body.

“Besides... Jenny gave her life for you... I can’t let you go without my help... but unfortunately this is all I can do for you.” – “Thank you, Wakeman...” He says, nodding as she reaches Jenny.

“I’ll... leave you to grieve...” – “Thank you...” – “One last thing Wakeman.” – “What is it?” – “After this... you need to hide. They will continue to go after you. This won’t stop until I make it stop. Be more discrete.” – “Okay... I will...”

Brick sighs and flies off slowly. Off to Townsville to meet someone he’s not even sure will be there.

“Boomer... if you’re out there... I’m coming.”

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The Panic has Begun. The Powerpuff Girls will be under attack and a casualty has already been taken... Will Brick survive? Will his story be one lost to the wind, never to be told again?
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:10 pm

Gone Fishin'.

Sorry for the lack of updates. I'll pick this back up soon enough, but I'm taking a small break for now. Thanks to everyone for reading, of course.

Oh, and the last part was edited slightly for maximum vagueness! Just a little thing, not that important. Until next time.
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:24 pm

Okay, finally got back into the groove. Let's continue the story! Last we left off... Brick just got done battling Megas and Jenny- well you know the story. Let's move on!

This part is a bit shorter than the others, not choosing to be tethered to two stories at once. This time it's just one major point of interest.

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The Chronometal Wars
Mini Story
Paradise Lost
Part 1 of 2
(During The Panic)

The horrible night is over.

The sun is starting to shine through.

Yet Brick still dwells on what happened. He didn’t really know Jenny on a personal level, but he knows that she sacrificed herself to save him. He is thankful for that... and he even made a small prayer for her, although he isn’t certain about any afterlife... or whether prayer does any good... or that even if all of this mattered, would it affect a robot?

But... a question haunts him. He looks off to the horizon. Townsville is not too far. It’s not the distance that bothers him. It’s going back. The question on his mind is... would he have done the same? Jenny put it all on the line and consciously gave her own life so that Brick could live. Brick chokes up... he knows the truth.

He knows he wouldn’t have done the same. Jenny is... was stronger than him... stronger of heart. He covers his face, fighting back the horrible feelings so he can at least focus on the tomorrows to come. He takes his hands away and looks at his left forearm. He remembers Wakeman’s words. That Jenny gave her life to save Brick, the reason Wakeman forgives him and helped him.

But why?! Why did Jenny do this? This was all his fault! It was his actions that led the military to attack them in the first place! It was his fault that she died! Even though it was eventually her choice to give her life for another.

“Why...? Why is all of this happening? It wasn’t supposed to be like this...” Brick mutters. “Bris... bane...!” He seethes, all of his thoughts twisting to red! He shakes his head and looks off to the city.

“First thing’s first.” He says to himself, flying off to Townsville.

He lands outside the city.

He dons unassuming clothing and walks into the city. It appears to be on high alert. He smiles, the nostalgic feeling already present. This city is always on high alert. It could be destroyed at any moment. It’s not the most stable of cities, yet it can be rebuilt almost overnight. These people are used to the most dangerous situations known to man.

Natural disasters, evil scientists, mutated plants, alien invasions. Everything.

He walks into the city easily enough. People don’t really seem to recognize him. He looks around. The people are all acting normal... Brick’s guessing that Heroesbane didn’t cause a panic here. Perhaps the heroes here weren’t a target? Whatever heroes decided to live in Townsville in the first place that is.

Brick walks into the center of the city to look up into the observatory. Or at least what would be the observatory, were it still there. Brick raises an eyebrow. He guesses it must have been destroyed or something. He walks farther in and notices it’s the subject of an ongoing police investigation.

He walks over to a nearby bulletin board, seemingly out of place in the middle of a bunch of police cars. Not a single policeman is in sight and the cars are off and cold. He guesses they are just maintaining a presence for now. Looking on the board, he notices this investigation has been going on for a couple of days now. Just over a week. Brick puts his finger to his chin and thinks.

“That was before the Second War. Right before the Second War. Could they have been connected?” He thinks to himself. “Wait... wasn’t there... someone here right before the second war?” He thinks hard, so sure he remembers this. His eyes go wide and he snaps his fingers-

“Bubbles and Buttercup! Harpuia and Fefnir told us that those two were here and were attacked before the Second War started! Is that what caused... this?” He asks himself, looking up the sheer cliff to the ruins of the observatory. It’s so vertical that to even get a good look at the ruin, Brick is already shielding his eyes from the sun.

He looks around to make sure no-one is nearby before flying sharply up the mountainside. He passes layers of trees that have grown onto the base of the observatory due to years of neglect. Mojo has been gone for a very long time. Who knows if he’s even still alive?

Brick lands inside of the roofless ruin and is immediately bombarded with strange feelings...!

He shakes his head and looks into the sky, nearly yelling in surprise-

“IT’S NIGHT?! It was day not even a second ago?!” Brick looks over the ruin balcony. Time here has stopped. But not even relevant to that is the rest of Townsville!

The city... it’s in complete ruin! Timeless fires preside over ruined buildings. People’s bodies lie scattered gruesomely across the ground and roadways. The ground is split open as magma boils forth. Gigantic claw marks scatter around the city as if a monster the size of a castle had taken this entire area to hell and back.

“What... is this...?”

“The future...” A voice lets out behind Brick! He quickly turns around to view a figure in a black coat. Their face is completely obscured and not even the color of their skin is apparent, with the boots, gloves and coat blocking any semblance of a body below. Various silver trinkets spill over the collar of the being, resembling people, stars and moons.

“Who are you?” Brick asks, completely in awe of the situation. “Who I am is not even relevant to your task ahead of you.” – “Huh? What are you talking about?” The being’s voice is deep, as if their vocal chords were ripped out and sculpted anew from rock and steel. He raises a gloved hand and points to the moon above them. Brick looks up, curious... and as if he couldn’t be any more in awe of the situation-

There is a gigantic space station on the Moon! It’s... It’s unbelievably, insanely huge, covering the entire face! What the hell is going on?!

“The darkness seeks to envelop this world. What you see here, in Townsville... is what would happen should you all fail.” – “Me? All? Fail? What are you talking about?” – “The Chronometal Wars. Perhaps the term is too constrained. It could mean a great many things. From Model M’s tyranny upon the planet to people misusing other Chronometals for their own purposes... the future is nothing-“ He cuts himself off, looking back at Brick, his face still completely darkened by the black coat he’s wearing.

“But Black.” – “So... why are you here, telling me this? If you aren’t relevant to this situation, what’s your dog in this fight?” The being laughs deeply, his cloak vibrating and banking softly.

“I am far more powerful than ever thought imaginable by my creator. It would take more than the end of the world to end my existence. But you...” He says, pausing... almost as if they have met before and he’s reciting from nostalgia. “What? What is it?” – “Do you wish to be a hero...?” – “A... hero?” – “This world as you see it now... as you can expect, will be very low on heroes soon enough. The world will fall under an iron curtain without a single light to show the masses the way. There will be only darkness... only Black in the war to come.”

“So you’re saying I... have to be a hero? A light to show people the way?” The being shakes his head. “You don’t have to. Your fate is your own, as is mine.” The being says as a rumbling is felt, even through this timeless environment.

Scraps of metal float up from around the ruins into the air and spin around, before combining into something else in a bright flash of light! Brick shields his eyes, before the light dies down enough for him to see what it is.

“A Chronometal! What is that?!” – “Model D-2. The Dread Dragon’s latent power and soul.” – “Dread Dragon...? What’s that? I’ve never heard of it.” The being chuckles one last time before shooing the metal off, having it fly aimlessly into space.

“It was a mere stepping stone. Both in life, and as a Chronometal. Yet... as the Black War envelopes this world... all Chronometals, even those that have been destroyed will find new life... within Shira!” The being says, almost religiously, raising both of his arms into the air as a white energy swirls around him.

“SHIRA!”

The Chronometal in the sky, flying aimlessly explodes into a glorious white light as a storm envelopes the area around them! Time returns to sync and rain falls down over the burning city of Townsville! The storm is fierce, cutting Brick to the bone with harsh winds! Deafening wind blocks his ability to hear clearly! Trees bank and snap at the torrential wake!

Brick can barely keep his eyes open long enough to notice the being has drawn two weapons! Long rays of pure blue light extending from his hands!

“Show me what you have learned... brother!”
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:48 am

The Chronometal Wars
Mini Story
Paradise Lost
Part 2 of 2
(During The Panic)

“Brother?!”

Before the man responds, he rips through the air, causing a sonic boom to drown out even the tempest around them! Brick forces himself to the ground and shoots himself off to the side and sticks to a wall, staying low and stable in this storm.

Brick pants and gasps. His body is exhausted from the constant battles, both mental and physical. And this person in front of him is far stronger than any being Brick has ever felt. Stronger than even any force that was present during World’s End!

Who... is he?

The man launches a laser from his hand, having it burn through the wall just a hair away from Brick’s head. He launches more individual lasers! They burn small holes in the walls as they travel at the speed of light, burning through the wind flashing the rain to steam. Brick fumbles deeper into the ruins, barely avoiding the attacks.

“This? This is your constitution? Your vigor? Your resolve? Will you run from every enemy you face?” The man asks, slowly walking over into the dark room Brick parked himself in. The man’s black boots tap the ground, echoing through the halls along with the deafening rain and wind.

“This room will not save you!” He yells as he takes one laser hand and cuts the area in front of him! All of the walls on an even level come crashing down at once, the entire midsection melted in a fraction of a second! Brick is lucky he was ducking on the ground! He manages to scramble out of the ruin before it crashes down and falls down the muddy mountain!

The air around them is so thick he can’t bring himself to fly, he merely falls down the mountain, hitting rocks and branches along the way! He collapses on the group into a muddy puddle. He shakes his head and rises to his feet, feeling that the man is near.

He turns around only to be met with a hand to his throat! Brick tries to pry the man’s fingers off, but he’s so powerful he can’t even make them budge! If the man wanted to, he could just squeeze a little harder and snap his neck!

“What if your enemy wanted you dead, brother? What then? You would be dead right now. What of the world then? WHAT OF THE WORLD THEN?!” He roars, throwing Brick through the burning city of Townsville, crashing through trees and buildings before collapsing in some random house.

He weakly opens his eyes. The roof above him is blown apart, allowing him to see a giant glow in the sky past the clouds. The moon station is so bright that it breaks through even a typhoon...

“Do you see yet? DO YOU SEE YET?!” The man bellows, blowing the house to pieces with nothing more than his voice. He raises his hand and Brick finds himself suspended by the man’s energy alone! Rain courses down Brick’s face, his energy completely spent... he can’t resist any longer.

“Boom...er...?” Brick mutters weakly.

“That name holds no meaning anymore, brother. Names are for the living. I died in Megaville that day. I am something so much more. But you... you’re still as broken and weak as you were that day.” He barks, squeezing Brick with his psychic energy!

“Why... are you... doing this?” Brick squeaks, barely able to breathe or speak with his life being crushed from him.

“This world has ended, brother. The Black War was merely the first step towards total Ruination! Without a unified front, the heroes of the world could not resist the darkness! The constant infighting led to internal wars and conflict! You and her... you both constantly struck out against the Powerpuffs! Against Blossom, Bubbles and Bell! You had no vision!” He says, tossing Brick aside-

“NO REMORSE!” He says as Brick slides in the mud, crashing into various things, blowing them to pieces as his body gets more and more beaten up. The man stomps over, seething with rage, a white aura emanating from him and blowing objects back with pure energy.

“Us and our petty conflicts! It’s what led us to this moment!” He yells as he picks Brick up by the clothing of his chest, forcing him to look him in the eye. Past the dark black cloak... Brick can see two eyes... they...

Are white?

“To be a hero, Brick. To save this world, to save everyone... is to let go. Let go of your rivalries, of your hatreds! Or I’ll kill you myself.” Brick is too weak to respond. He loses consciousness in the Man’s arms.

The man, still carrying Brick flies back up to the ruin. He puts him down as he feels an immense power nearby. The man shudders to think of what could be happening.

The ground rumbles and the man kneels down. He surges energy into Brick as he lies unconscious on the wet ground of the ruin.

“This world is ruined... no hope for any who preside here. But you, Brick. You have to be the key. Don’t let us down.

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Brick’s dreams are fevered. He writhes on the ground, echoes of the dead future calling to him, screaming at him. He lets out muffled yells, unable to take it all in!

But... at the end of a long tunnel of black... is a shape. It’s a person...! A person is the light at the end of the tunnel!

Brick runs over to the person, ignoring the carnage and darkness around him. The person looks back and comes into focus. It’s...

It’s a woman Brick has never met before. She appears to be a very young woman... green eyes and brown pronounced hair splitting into two bangs that wave back behind her head. She is completely devoid of clothing, yet upon further inspect it appears she has nothing to hide.

Brick feels something for this girl.

“Who... are you?” The girl merely smiles and walks back. “W-Wait!” Brick yells, following her into the light. They both pass into the light and it blinds Brick! Her voice floods into his head and sights of her pass his eyes.

Her hanging by wires from a wall... her collapsed on the ground... her in trouble and her saving him when he’s in trouble! Who is this girl? The voice continues...

“Brick... wake up... don’t forget me!”

“GAHHH!”

Brick yells himself awake, noticing he is back at the ruin. It’s night, but it’s not raining. He scrambles to his feet and looks over the ruin into the city.

It’s... okay.

He shakes his head. “What is all just... a dream?” He wonders to himself. He moves his arm around a little bit, so sure he was going to be sore or broken.

“I feel... fine. Better than usual in fact. I guess that guy-“ He says before stopping himself. He frowns and his eyes grow watery.

“I... guess I even dreamt up me finding my brother, too. I guess it was too easy to expect him to be here. What was all of that even about...? What a crazy... dream.” He says to himself, now fully convinced nothing that just happened was real. Nothing makes sense. He looks up at the moon.

It looks normal. Brick sighs and begins to fly off. He’s unsure how he passed out on the ground like that and why he feels so strong all of a sudden, but it doesn’t matter. He flies off, away from the city.

But... to where? He came to Townsville to find Boomer and that obviously didn’t happen. Brisbaine seems to have Brick as a target, so he can’t go back. Wakeman is most likely in hiding, taking Brick’s advice so it’s unlikely he would be able to find her again. It seems like... he’s left with nothing. Not even any guidance.

He floats over the city, looking around in random directions before something catches his eye. It seems to be a person, alone in a random clearing. Normally this wouldn’t catch his eye, but there is a distinct red tint around this person! Blood?!

Without thinking or requiring any further motivation, Brick flies down to the clearing outside Townsville to the person collapsed in this night-time meadow. He lands and nearly gasps as he gets a better view of the person. It’s a woman in a latex suit, suitable for heroes you would see in the Justice League or something like it.

She looks back, her eyes half glazed over. Brick is astonished she is even still conscious with this much blood loss. “Who...” The woman asks, not even as a question or as a statement, she has so little energy. The blood is over everything, even her short purple hair.

“Hold on, I’ll get you to a hospital!” Brick yells, approaching the woman. “No... Won’t... help.” She sighs out with limited breath. “What... do you mean?” – “Everyone... dead... too late...” She says, her eyes fading in and out of focus. He kneels down and supports her head. There are wounds across her entire body. Cuts, bullet wounds, energy burns... she was in a hell of a fight.

“Who are you...?” He asks. She smiles very faintly and closes her eyes.

“Ra... ven... Teen... Ti... tans...” – “The Titans?! I know you guys! how did...” He cuts himself off, realizing what happened. Heroesbane...

“I see. If I were to take you to a hospital, the military would kill you anyway...” – “Take... this.” She says very weakly as she takes something off of her pale forehead. It seems to be a red crystal. She gently puts it into Brick’s hand.

“I... I can go save Titan HQ! There’s still a chance!” – “I was... the last one... left. We’re... all gone now.” She says, tears streaming down her bloody face. “Why did you give me this?” – “It gives... the user, control... you seem... like a nice enough person... I can give you this. Don’t let the world... think the Titans were bad people...” Brick shakes his head.

“I know you aren’t! This is all fucking Brisbaine’s fault! I’ll... I’ll kill him for this!” The girl merely chuckles a little bit. “Rage... what good... does it... do..........” She says, trailing off, life leaving her body.

“Raven...? Raven?! ... ... ... ... ...” Brick says, before setting her body down. He looks at the small red crystal in his hand. He uses his bare hands to move a large amount of earth out of the ground and turns around. He gently picks her body up and puts it into the grave he made. He packs the dirt over her body and looks at the grave.

He looks once more at the crystal in his hands. He puts it in his pocket and looks off to the horizon.

“Rage... what good does it do? Those were her last words.” His brow furrows and his eyes fill with anger.

“I’m sorry, Raven. But rage is all I have. Brisbaine! Your time on this planet is fucking numbered!” He yells, flying into the air. He recently felt like he had no guidance, no goal, nowhere to go- but now he knows.

He knows EXACTLY where he needs to go!

“BRISBAINE!!!”
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Re: The Chronometal Wars...

Postby Birdofterror » Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:56 am

Mini Stories Recap

Taking place after the Second War Renaissance, which was the culmination of the Second War after Dexter fixed Blossom's soul and Him sent her back in time to gather all of the heroes; including Barasia, these mini stories follow the rise of a mostly forgotten hero in the Chronometal Wars, Brick.

The story also fills in holes between The Second War and The Panic, bits of information that serve to explain what were once gaps in the story.

The story at hand is in the red, the original story and everything told within is in the orange, The Panic is in the pink and the Barasian War, also a part of the second story is in the Purple.

The First War AND the Second War, which were right before this is in the Yellow. Stories as of yet untold are in White. (PPGD not included, obviously.)

===Earliest===
PPGD
(7 year gap)
Prologue
First War
Second War

Second War {Renaissance}
-Mini Stories
The Panic
-Mini Stories (End)
(10 year gap)
The Black War
The Ruination
(5000 year gap)
Barasian War
(10 year gap)
Ancient War
(7 year gap)
Justice War
===Latest===


These Mini Stories start after the Second War Renaissance and end right before the Black War. As the story is now, we are still in the middle of The Panic.

(Note: Ruination War has been renamed "The Ruination.")

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Mekel the Healer
-   Brick awakens in his bed to realize that he was not killed by Blossom, though his brothers were. Brisbaine explains to Brick several things before leaving, allowing Brick to meet with the esteemed Super-Hero Doctor: Mekel. Dexter makes his way into Brick's room in the hospital and both he and Brick view Olga, who is now spiritually broken due to sacrificing almost all of her soul during the Second War. Brick helps hide Olga from the Military and also finds a note left by Brisbaine called: Heroesbane. The orders passed down that eventually cause The Panic.

This Two Parter will convene at the end of all of the Mini-Stories, ending before the Black War.   


Blossom's Burden
-   Blossom joins Dexter for a kind of friends' therapy. Blossom still feels incredibly guilty for her actions involving the Rowdyrough boys and can't find the strength to forgive herself. Dexter gives Blossom a card, leading to the room where he met Brick. He initially wanted her to see that he was merely alive, not knowing the actions Brick himself set into motion once Blossom arrived. Blossom eavesdrops on Brick and Him's conversation, learning right away that Brick is still alive, lifting a massive burden from her soul. She eventually learns that Boomer too may be alive, but also that Butch had turned over a new leaf and Blossom feels more guilty than ever for killing him. Brick leaves and Him engages Blossom in a heated debate over what it means to be a hero, leaving Blossom with the painful answer she needed to hear.   

Robots and Mothers
-   This two parter starts off with Dexter and Barasia sitting outside of her new house; courtesy of Dexter. It is explained within that Dexter helped Barasia both adopt Ruby and get this house, as well as provide the funding to live in the house. Dexter passes along well needed advice before moving to Rio, the beginning of the story "The Panic." Meanwhile, Brick receives a call from Brisbaine telling him to locate Professor Wakeman to get a new hand to replace the hand he lost during the Second War. After a little sleuthing, Brick finds her in a shanty town on the border of Nevada. He enters the building she's in and talks with both her and XJ-9; her mechanical daughter before explosions and gunshots are heard above, causing Jenny and Wakeman to flee.   

-   Later, Brick follows her, realizing that not even he is safe back in the shanty town only to be cut off by a giant military brigade! Brick attacks the military, giving Jenny and Wakeman time to flee. Jenny has a change of heart and returns to help Brick as he engages the military, only to have them both come face to face with the true leader of the attack; an unidentified masked soldier piloting the Megas Robot! The battle is long and horrible, all of the heroes being beaten within inches of their lives before Jenny sacrifices herself to completely destroy Megas. Brick and Wakeman lament over the loss of Jenny, but Wakeman provides Brick with a mechanical hand as a last testament to Jenny's memory. She sacrificed herself to save Brick, Wakeman must do her part for Brick as well. Brick flies off the Townsville in a hope to find answers to this chaos.   

Paradise Lost
-   Another two parter, starting with Brick entering Townsville after lamenting the loss of Jenny one last time. He eventually finds his way to the ruins of the Observatory; Mojo's old base. While within it, the world around him instantly changes. Looking around, Townsville appears to be completely destroyed and time is stopped! A strange man nears Brick and explains what is going on. He points to the moon, drawing Brick's attention to it. The moon has a giant base on it, one that certainly would have taken years to complete! Upon explaining that this horrible world Brick is within is actually a doomed future where Brick failed to be the hero he needed to be, the man shows a previously unknown Chronometal; D-2! He effortlessly repairs it and breaks it into energy before engaging Brick in battle, calling him; Brother!   

-   The battle is completely one-sided, Brick completely unable to land even a single hit. Brick attempts to escape, falling down the mountain and breaking several of his bones before being instantly cut off by the man who called him Brother. Upon further questioning, Brick identifies the impossibly strong man in black as Boomer, his brother he only recently learned from him that was alive! The battle ends quickly, Boomer's hand around Brick's throat, preaching down to him, calling him weak and stating this world's state is due to Brick's complete failure as a hero and his constant rivalries with three people: Blossom, Bubbles, and Bell. Brick passes out, only to wake up back at Mojo's ruin, completely invigorated after having dreamed about a young looking girl with brown hair. Brick flies aimlessly off into the night before noticing someone suffering in a nearby meadow. The person is identified as Raven of the Teen Titans, but she soon dies in his arms after passing along a red crystal. Brick buries her in that very meadow and swears revenge upon Brisbaine.   
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