|All Things Yesterday Left Behind
Author: The FireFox PM
All the other organoids had an anicent Zoidian, except for Shadow. But what if Shadow himself was incomplete. A stranger in the shadows plans to use ancient legends to threaten Zi once again. And all this is connected to Thomas's find.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,058 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 07-14-04 - Published: 07-12-03 - id: 1426590
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Fire Fox- Hay readers! I hope you all like my Raven fic!
Raven- Every one loves me. Can't get enough of my...
Fire Fox- SHADOW!!! He is just sooo cool.
Raven- Shut up, stupid fox-girl.
Disclaimer: I, Fire Fox, do not own Zoids. *Shifty eye glance* Yet.
I deicate this entire story to Ely. For helping me out with the chapters and encouraging me to continue with it. Thanks much Ely.
THE FIRE FOX RECENTLY PRESENTS:
All Things Yesterday Left Behind
Chapter One: The Girl in the Capsule
Thomas watched the men fan out in different directions. He wished, now, that he would have stayed back at the base, instead of volunteering for the expedition. The newly discovered ruins weren't as exciting as he had hoped. And they certainly weren't helping to take his mind off a certain blonde.
Now that the Hiltz and Prozen had been taken care of, Dr. D had found time to research his favorite hobbyhorse: ancient Zoidains.
Thomas looked around the depilated ruin. The structure looked like it could cave in at any minute. He wandered how safe this was, Dr. D had promise it was harmless, but than again Dr. D wasn't exactly a saint.
Thomas decided to explore the northern part of the ruins. He imagined how proud he would make his family, no the Empire, no Fiona, if he discovered something…well he wasn't quite sure what he would discover. But it would be something very important.
Thomas finally came out of his daydream of finding a monumental something. A something that changed the coarse of civilization. A something that he would go down in the history books for finding. A something that would impress Fiona enough that she left Van.
"Only in my dreams," sighed Thomas.
Thomas looked up and noticed that he had not only lost himself in his dreams, but also lost in the ruins.
Shadow watched Raven stare at the stars. Raven was still searching for answers. Even after the Zoid Eve battle and Ryss traveling with him, he wasn't satisfied. Raven still seemed to be suffering from his plague of questions.
"Aren't the stars beautiful tonight, Ryss?" asked Raven as the two sat together alone looking up at the night sky.
Shadow watched the two from a distance.
"Rgggghhh," (The stars won't answer, Raven) Shadow roared to himself. Shadow had never particularly liked the stars; well that is to say, she had never liked the stars. The stars had never held any comfort for her, only a reminder of what she would never know.
Shadow watched Raven and Ryss . He knew more than Raven credited him for knowing. He understood many things the other organoids didn't. He understood the need to be loved and love in return. He understood that the rhythm of life and the cadence of death. He understood that rage was stronger than sorrow. He understood hate and apathy. He understood bitter success and sweet failure, the reasons of heart and mind.
He couldn't quite grapple Raven's need for revenge, but he did know loyalty. So Shadow followed Raven, his master, anywhere Raven commanded. If Raven looked to the stars for answers, than so would Shadow. Shadow would sacrifice anything for Raven. For Shadow, the sunset and rose on Raven's whim.
Shadow knew about love well as he watched his master and the strange girl. He knew about a lot of things, he could answer Raven's questions. All Raven had to do was ask, but he never did ask Shadow. But Shadow still knew; how could he help it? She had known many things and learned some. So by her blood did Shadow know.
Shadow continued to stare at the two. Raven didn't understand. Shadow grew restless as the blue haired girl walked by him. She smiled at him. Shadow knew all to well that the blue haired one understood who and what he truly was. And that was something Shadow wished he didn't know.
"Great, Beek, you got me lost. Where are we?" asked an annoyed Thomas. "This is just great. How could I, the noble Thomas L. Schubaltz get lost in some old, musty ruins."
The winding corridors of the building all looked the same to Thomas. No matter how hard he tried to get un-lost, he only seemed to go deeper into the skeleton.
Thomas shivered as a gust of wind blew from somewhere in the hulk of the building.
"The wind has to come from somewhere. So there must be a way out! I am saved!" Thomas reasoned as he ran in the direction the wind came from.
"beep beep beep," came a sound from Thomas's computer.
"What do you mean I shouldn't be running around in the ruins?"
"beep beep beep."
"I'm clumsy? Beek, I have a good mind to delete you! Besides, what could I possibly…" Thomas didn't get a chance to finish his sentence as he tumbled over some cords and fell on the ground.
"Shut your hard drive, Beek. Now where did these cords come from? I mean who would just leave them laying around for no reason?"
"What do you mean 'they had a reason'?"
"BEEP," the computer replied tiredly.
"What capsulllee….ohhhh. That one in the corner," Thomas remarked.
Suddenly the pod began to pulse dark light. First it started off slowly, then faster.
"What did you do, Beek?"
"Fine, what did I do Beek?"
"Beep," the computer managed to reply as the shell exploded sending glass flying everywhere.
Shadow raised his head. He thought he had sensed something. But what that something was, Shadow was unsure. It had come from the west. What could possibly be a danger from that direction? Nothing existed in that area for centuries.
Zeke and Van where located someplace in the Empire and Hiltz and Ambient where no more.
Shadow continued to stare in the direction where fluctuations had started. Whatever it was it was powerful. The throbbing continued. It seemed to be steadily speeding up. Shadow was puzzled at what it could be. Only ruins existed in that direction.
Shadow stood up and looked over to where Ryss was sleeping. For some reason, he didn't want her or Specula to know about it. Shadow silently growled, as she seemed to waking. Specula was probably alerting her to the strange aria.
Shadow followed the invisible waves with his head. Suddenly he tensed up. He remembered it. It was familiar. It song of the past, his past. He knew from what…or whom this strange opera originated.
Shadow slowly tilted his head as if to see the notes from which the music sprang forth from. Shadow softly crooned as if trying to comfort a hurt child as he thought about things that happened over a lifetime ago.
He stopped as a figure walked up next to him and smiled in the dark.
"So, the game begins again. I wonder…"
"Rggghhhh," (People's lives are not a game. You, of all people, should know that what is beginning is not a game.) Shadow growled. He spread his wings to remind the Ryss how powerful he was.
Specula appeared in front of his mistress and growled a warning to Shadow. Cold cobalt eyes stared back at the azure organoid challenging him. Shadow let loss his own growl.
"Shadow, Ryss, what is all this about?" demanded an irate voice.
Shadow tore his gaze from Specula and gazed into Raven's eyes, trying to tell him everything, answer his questions in a single glance. Shadow then continued to stare down Specula.
"AARRRRGGGHHH," Shadow roared as the unheard euphony reached its peak. Shadow reared his head and leaped at Specula.
"Shadow!" yelled Raven.
Shadow stopped at Raven's command and looked at his master. Never had Shadow denied Raven. Shadow only stared at his master. And walked away.
Raven watched Shadow stalk away. Raven just didn't understand Shadow's current behavior. Shadow never seemed to want anything except to please him.
Raven sighed as he watched Shadow fly up to the GenoBreaker's head and curl up with his head in constant visual of the west.
"Don't worry about Shadow, Raven," soothed Ryss. "There is no telling what goes on inside that organoid's mind."
"What is that supposed to mean?"
"Nothing at all," smirked Ryss, "it is just that of all the organoids, your Shadow is the one that was…umm how shall I say…not assembled right."
Raven replied quietly, "There is nothing wrong with Shadow."
"Of course not, lover," was all she said as she walked away.
Specula looked at Raven strangely and cocked his head as if wanting to ask Raven something.
"What?" barked Raven.
Specula jerked back his head as if he was confused about something, and then left on hearing his mistress's call for him.
Raven was left to himself. Again he sighed as he looked to the west hoping to see or understand what Shadow was watching from atop of the GenoBreaker. 'There is nothing wrong with Shadow,' thought Raven as he gave up trying to figure out what Shadow was waiting for and walked back to his bed.
Fire Fox- Was it any good? I hope it was.
The quote under the title was said by Hilaire Belloc, just so ya know. I'll usually try to give credit for quotes and stuff, unless it is something really well known. Like 'it is better to have loved and lost...' ect...You should know that I did NOT come up with that.^_^ Damn that Shakespeare.
Well, I hope to get some comments, it makes me fill so good when I do^.^U
I love Raven. See ya .