|Golden Sun: The Legends of Lemuria
Author: Oracle Of Elements PM
While searching for their lost friends and the other lighthouses, our heros find themselves wrapped up in a deeper plot that will ultimately decide all of their fates. (Complete. Wow this story is long.)Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 19 - Words: 52,595 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12-10-04 - Published: 07-27-04 - Status: Complete - id: 1983919
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Finally, my first proper Golden Sun fanfic. Ah, I do love Golden Sun.
Isaac: Me too.
Yami: Wow, I'd never have guessed that!
Isaac: Quiet you!
That had better be fighting over me in there! You love me don't you Leggy?
Legolas: Of course, mistress.
YAY! On to the story of happiness! Tally-ho!
Trial and Error
As the beautiful ship sailed through the peaceful ocean, all was not peaceful on the deck.
"I don't know why everyone thinks the ocean is so great," cried Garet, his red hair bobbing as he leant over the ship's side once more.
"Stop complaining Garet," cried Mia, her own blue-green hair waving in the light breeze, "I think it's beautiful."
In the early morning light, it was more than beautiful. It was magnificent! The waves sparkled like sapphires and the salty smell was intoxicating. The sun was slowly rising giving the whole sea a mystical radiance that shone like the very heavens. Breathing it all in, Mia sighed happily.
"I'm not saying it isn't beautiful, I just wish we could stop rocking," Garet whined, "Isaac! Can't you sail any smoother?"
Isaac's bright, young face, which was showing how much he was enjoying the journey, broke into a smile. Standing at the wheel he shook his head in disbelief.
"Sorry Garet, but this is the ocean. I can't tell it to quiet down."
Sighing, Garet gazed out at the horizon sadly. Despite the tranquillity of the sea, the boat didn't seem to be travelling very far and as every minute passed by, anything could be happening to Jenna, Sheba and Kraden.
Suddenly, the boat was hit by a large wave causing Garet to rush to the boat's rim again.
"What was that?" Mia yelled.
Up on the ship's mast, Ivan was on lookout duties but in the warm sunlight he'd fallen asleep. Having been up all night patrolling the deck he hadn't gotten a wink of sleep and the cushion he'd brought up with him seemed so comfortable he couldn't help it.
As he breathed softly, his short blond rustled slightly making him look much younger than he really was. For his whole life, he'd always stayed away from an adventure. That was, until he met Isaac and Garet who were the first to like him despite his weird powers. He had suddenly become involved with their journey and had made two true friends.
Murmuring, he turned in his sleep. The dream he was having was amazing! He was with a mysterious girl. Her face was cloaked in shadows, but he knew it was incredibly beautiful. She walked towards him in a swift motion, which was enchanting. Her arms wrapped themselves around his body and pulled him close. He wanted to do the same but his fears took over.
"It's ok," she whispered, relieving him of all doubts.
Her face emerged out of the shadows and to Ivan's surprise he stared at the stunning Sheba. A smile tugged at the corners of his mouth as he leant forward. They were about to kiss when Ivan was abruptly woken by a great shudder. Something had hit the ship!
Now, wide awake and with all thoughts of the wonderful dream removed from his mind, he scrambled to his feet and looked over the edge of the crow's nest. Sure enough, the ship was being pummelled by colossal waves. Isaac was desperately trying to divert the ship away from the waves but his efforts were in vain.
Hurriedly, Ivan climbed down the rope and joined Mia and a very pale Garet on deck.
"Mia, what's happening?" he asked.
"We're not sure. These waves came out of nowhere. I'm going to see Isaac and find out what he thinks. Oh, and Garet. Why don't you go down to my room and find one of my Djinn. One of them is bound to be able to cure your seasickness."
Groaning, Garet took Mia's advice and staggered towards the cabin door as she hurried off to find Isaac.
Suddenly, a second gigantic wave struck the vessel, knocking Ivan off his feet. Garet, having a great deal of upper body strength, stayed upright, but he nearly threw up again. Rushing to Ivan, he helped his friend back up. Smiling weakly at each other the boys looked around for any major damage to the ship when they heard a high-pitched scream. They hurried to the side and cried out when they saw Mia struggling against the savage currents.
At the other side of the boat, Isaac was in a predicament. Having been the closest one to the impact, it had hurled him over the wheel and into the stormy sea. Just in time, he grabbed the rim of the ship tightly. He swung around and smashed straight into the side. There was a heart-wrenching crack and a sharp pain shot down Isaac's left arm. Grimacing, he desperately tried to pull himself back up, but the without the strength of his other arm he didn't get very far.
A sudden scream stole his attention away from his task. When he saw Mia falling into the foaming water, all other thoughts left his mind. With not a second to waste he dived straight in after her. The pain in his arm tripled as he frantically swam through the rough ocean. He felt as if his whole body was going to shrivel up from the damage but his bright blue eyes never left Mia's struggling body. Suddenly, her whole body was jerked further down into the depths. She weakly glanced up at Isaac and gave him a small smile before her eyes closed.
Fuelled with great determination, he swam after her, but was shocked to find something grab his leg. He turned and saw a huge shadow of an arm wrapped firmly around him. Before he could react, he was also pulled down sharply after Mia. His warrior instincts quickly took over. He drew his mighty Gaia Blade and swung it into the creature. A loud cry echoed around him and the arm released him. He could vaguely see Mia floating below him, but he couldn't breathe. All the air had left his body. He had no choice. He'd have to resurface and try again.
On the boat's rim, Ivan and Garet desperately gazed into the darkness, trying to catch any clue to as what was happening.
They've been down there too long, Ivan thought, unable to voice his fears to Garet, Something happened. What if they need our help?
Sensing Garet's dread of losing another friend, Ivan was about to comfort him when a stream of bubbles broke the rough surface and Isaac appeared.
"Isa..." Garet didn't even have time to call to his best friend before Isaac dove back under. "Well, that's just super," he said sarcastically, but Ivan could tell he was just joking to cover up his emotions.
"We have to do something," Ivan cried above the crashing of the waves against the side of the boat.
"Yeah, but what?"
Ivan wanted to answer yet he had no clue of what they could do either. It was usually Isaac's job to do the thinking.
Brilliant. Our leader's gone for five minutes and we fall to pieces.
Isaac once again tried to see through the murky darkness, longing to catch a glimpse of Mia's perfect face. It didn't take long for him to find her. Once again, she hung limply in the water with a long arm wrapped around her chest. With his sword held tightly in his grip, Isaac pushed himself towards her and rammed it into the arm.
Another ear splitting cry came from the bottom of the ocean and the arm retreated into the shadows.
With Mia carefully clutched to his side, Isaac dragged her upwards and took a long breath as they surfaced. From above him somewhere, he could hear the excited shouts of his friends, but he didn't care as long as Mia was safe.
A small blast of cold air surrounded him. He looked up and grinned at Ivan who had sent a whirlwind towards them to lift Mia up. Garet had cast the Catch spell, which was tightening around Isaac and pulled him out of the water. Thinking they were out of danger, Isaac let Mia go so that Ivan could lift her easily.
When he had nearly reached the boat's side, an unpleasantly familiar tug came from near his foot. The same arm was once again around his ankle.
Not again! Isaac thought as he fell back into the water.
Ivan laughed happily while he allowed his whirlwind to bring Mia back aboard. His laugher quickly stopped when he saw Garet struggling beside him. Ivan looked down only to see a long tentacle grab Isaac and drag him back under water.
His startled gaze turned back to Mia who had exactly the same thing happening to her. In mere moments, their friends had disappeared again.
"Just prefect," Garet cried, slamming his fists on the ship's rim.
"Calm down, Garet. I think I can see something."
A shadowed shape was moving in the water. Unfortunately, it wasn't Isaac or Mia. A simply huge creature was emerging before them. It was a Kraken, and in two of its tentacles it held a struggling Isaac and the limp form of Mia. The creature gave a gurgling howl and tightened its grip around the two adepts until Isaac was gasping in pain.
Unnerved by the scene, neither Ivan nor Garet made a move until the Kraken sent a powerful burst of water energy at them.
Garet quickly retaliated with a stream of flames that bounced harmlessly off of the creature's scales. Ivan did nothing but stare, thinking hard until an idea came to him.
"Garet! Water creatures are weak against lightning attacks!" He lifted his long staff and began to summon all of his energy.
But it was too late. The attack shot across the water spreading out as it did and hit not only the Kraken, but Isaac, Mia and part of the ship as well.
The Kraken's cry of pain disappeared as it vanished under the water, defeated. Though, before it submerged completely, it flung Isaac and Mia as far away as it could. Ivan and Garet could do nothing but watch as they soared out of sight.
Without looking at Ivan, Garet ran to the part of the ship that was now in flames and used Catch once more to grab giant fistfuls of seawater to put out the flames. When he returned, Ivan was sitting at the far side of the deck with his face in his arms while he sobbed bitterly.
"It's all my fault!" Ivan cried sadly.
Ivan dissolved into a fresh set of tears at this remark.
"But we all make mistakes Ivan. Heck, think of me. The day isn't complete until I've set myself on fire at least twice."
Laughing, Ivan lifted his head the remains of the tears still evident on his face.
"You were just trying to help. It wasn't your fault."
Ivan stood up slowly and walked over to Garet. They both looked at the distant horizon with heavy hearts.
"What will we do?" Ivan sniffed.
"Try to find the closest island. Isaac and Mia may have washed up nearby so we might as well start looking. Don't beat yourself up about it," Garet added to the still upset Ivan. "At least we don't have to put up with Isaac and Mia being all lovey-dovey for awhile."
Laughing together, the boys went off to work so they could sail to whatever island was closest to them. But the image of Isaac and Mia hurt somewhere quickly stopped their laughs letting their thoughts dissolved into sorrow once more.
I've a good feeling about this story. It will go far. Won't it?
Isaac/Yami/Legolas: Of course.
YAY! Happiness all around. Hopefully, I'll be able to get Chapter 2 done soon since it's the summer hols, YAY! Please review my happy little readers!