Chapter 1: The Pink Haired Devil
Lantis held Hikaru tightly in his arms as the shadow laughed and laughed at him.
He couldn't believe what was going on. Eagle knelt next to him looking sadly. The
shadow eyed Lantis and then disappeared. Lantis couldn't take his eyes off where the
shadow had held Hikaru. Everyone surrounded him looking at the lifeless Hikaru. Tears
slid down his cheeks as Eagle's to. Lafarga picked Hikaru up knowing neither of them
could. He walked and Clef looked at her. Fuu tried to heal her but it did no good.
Hikaru laid in her bed motionless. Her skin was vary pale and she was thinner
then before. "Can't we do anything?" asked Umi holding Hikaru's hand. Clef shook his
head and then touched Hikaru's head. "No, there isn't anyway for her to be healed." said
Clef turning away. Umi tucked Hikaru's hand under the blanket and faced Fuu who had
remained quiet. She had a sad look on her face as if she could cry any minute. "Will she
die?" asked Umi. "Slowly, she is dying slowly and its as if part of her was taken away"
replied Clef not facing them. he slowly walked out the room. His robes swished as he
left. In the corner of the room was Lantis was leaning against the wall lost in a deep
He was thinking about the incident that happened three days ago. It was they're
wedding and everything was going well until a monster busted in and then when they
went Hikaru was taken by an invisible force and thrown to the earth barley alive. He had
several dreams about that incident and he hadn't paid much attention to it. But he wished
he had. Now he wished he had. Hikaru was dying and it was his fault. Just then the door
opened and Eagle walked in. He had also a sad look on his face. He glanced at Lantis and
then sat on the bed to see Hikaru. He stroked her hair and then felt her skin. It was cold
like ice. Lantis couldn't take the sadness Eagle had on his face. When he looked like that
it made him feel even more guilty. He walked out of the room and down the hall.
Its all my fault he thought. If I listened to my dream Hikaru would be alive and
well. The thought of Hikaru dead made Lantis heart hurt badly. He walked down and
entered his room. He sat on his bed and held his head in his hands. A few tears fell from
his cheeks but he wiped them away. He had felt pain in him many times but this time it
hurt worse. He laid down on his bed looking at the ceiling. Just then he felt a cold wind
making him shiver. He looked up and noticed his window was cold. Just then there was
another gust of wind. Lantis looked up and saw a black shadow. He stared at the shadow
not able to move a inch. Soon the shadow began to take a form.
The form was a feminine form. Soon color came to her. She had long pink hair,
black clothes, pointy ears, and eyes like Hikaru. "NOVA!" shouted Lantis. It was Nova.
She was smiling at Lantis. She floated to the ground and walked up to Lantis. "Why
didn't you protect Hikaru?" she said placing her hand on his chest. She had a strange
gleam in her eyes which made Lantis uneasy. "I sent you those dreams to warn you and
what did you do... not listen to them!" she said slapping him across the face. Lantis rub
the spot where she slapped him. He turned to face her. She was angry and her fist were
"Why couldn't you take care of her!?" Nova cried out. Nova punched Lantis hard
in the chest making him stagger back. Soon she began to slap him and punch him until
she was crying so much that she couldn't even lift her fist. Lantis grabbed Nova's wrists
so she wouldn't start blasting him. "Why couldn't you come here and help Hikaru?"
asked Lantis. Nova looked up sadly at him. "There was no way I could come here until
know." she said crying her eyes out.
Lantis let go of Nova and she sat on his bed. "How did you know Hikaru would
be attacked?" asked Lantis. "The shadow that stole Hikaru's life recreated me to kill all
of her but I couldn't I love Hikaru to much... but that doesn't mean I won't kill you!" she
said pulling out a laser blade. Lantis backed away from her in fear. She threw one of her
blades at him making him fly back into the wall. Nova laughed and hit him again. "I'm
doing this all for Hikaru... I KNOW EVERYTHING SHE THINKS!" she laughed hitting
him again. Lantis staggered to get up and when he did Nova kicked him though the wall.
Nova walked past the rubble and toward Lantis. "WATER DRAGON!" shouted Umi
from the side. Nova spun around and blocked the attack. Umi and Fuu had heard the
blasting and came to see what was wrong.
Both of them looked astonished to see Nova again. She growled and blasted them
but Fuu summoned her magic to protect them. "WHY CAN'T YOU GUYS EVER
LEAVE ME ALONE!" she barked at them. "What do you want Nova?" said Fuu calmly.
Nova grinned and shot Lantis again. "I'm here to kill you all and save Hikaru's life
because I love her!" she said shooting Lantis again. Blood came gushing out of Lantis. He
was cut and bruised badly. "Nova your crazy!" said Umi pulling out her sword. Nova
growled and shouted, "FLAME ARROW!" Umi and Fuu ducked out of the way but were
hit by Nova's laser blade.
The flew back against the wall and rubbed there shoulders. "You see when I kill
all of you I can have Hikaru and we'll get to be together forever!." she said happily. Umi
used her sword to help her back up. Fuu pulled her sword out and got up. Nova was not
about to let them get up that easy. She blasted them again making them hit the wall
harder. "I'm going to kill you all kno." she laughed shooting them again and again.
Suddenly there was a loud growl from behind. Nova turned around and saw a monster
but was to late to jump away. It punched her though several walls. "ASCOT!" shouted
Umi. It was Ascot and behind him was Ferio. Fuu looked over to see Nova slowly get up.
She had to work fast and heal them. "WINDS OF HEALING!" she shouted healing them.
"Thanks Fuu." said Umi standing strait up. Ferio went over to Lantis and helped
him up. He to was healed by Fuu and was much better. Nova got up and growled. "I
WON'T LET YOU STOP ME FROM TAKING MY HIKARU!" she shouted blasting
them, "SHE IS ONLY ALOUD TO BE WITH ME AND PLAY WITH ME AND ONLY
ME!" Then she got an idea. She grinned and flew off into the castle some where. "We
have to find her." said Ferio. Umi and Fuu nodded and ran off to Hikaru's room.
In Hikaru's room Eagle was sitting next to her feeling bad. Just then the door
blasted open. Eagle covered his eyes from the blast but he got thrown back. When the
dust cleared there stood Nova staring strait at Hikaru. She walked over to her and sat on
her bed. "My Hikaru don't worry I'm going to get you back!" she whispered. "HEY
LEAVE HIKARU ALONE!" shouted Eagle getting up. Nova spun around and glared at
Eagle. "You Hikaru loves you so much... because she loves you... I HAVE TO KILL
YOU TO!" she screamed at him. Eagle pulled out his sword as Nova flew at him. She
tried to slash him but he blocked the attack. Nova growled and tried to hit him again but
Nova then decided she had enough so she began blasting him. Eagle rolled out of
the way and he dodged and ducked. Nova was getting vary angry. "STAND STILL SO I
CAN KILL YOU!" she shouted blasting him. Eagle saw her ready blast him again. He
jumped back kicked off the wall and then flipped over her. Nova spun around and fired at
him again. Eagle saw it and jumped out of the way but then he realized he should of got
hit. "HIKARU!" he shouted. Nova eyes widened and then she phased away and
reappeared in front of the blast. Nova went flying and landed on the other side of the
"Oh, Hikaru I care for you so much" said Nova attempting to get up. Eagle saw
his chance he dashed over to her and kicked her in the face. Nova fell back and then
looked at Eagle. He had his sword against her throat. Just then Umi and Fuu ran into the
room. "EAGLE ARE YOU OKAY?" shouted Umi. Eagle nodded and looked down at
Nova who didn't dare make a move.
"Nova what are you doing here tell us!" demanded Fuu. Nova smiled and closed
her eyes. "I already told you... I love Hikaru so much and because she loves you I have to
kill you... I want her to love me and only me and be my friend and only my friend" she
said glaring at them. Then Nova smacked Eagle into Umi and Fuu. She floated toward
Hikaru and began to stroke her hair. She giggled and kissed her on the cheek. "GET
AWAY FROM HER!" shouted Clef. Nova jumped away when she heard Clef. She
growled and because she couldn't stand a chance against him she disappeared. "I'll be
back for her... she'll die anyway if she doesn't get her life energy back!" was the last
thing Nova said.
Eagle, Umi, and Fuu got up rubbing there heads. Eagle then ran over to Hikaru
who was luckily unhurt. He hugged her and whispered something to himself. "Clef thank
god you came along." said Umi. "Yes, if you hadn't of come Miss Hikaru might have
been taken away from us" said Fuu sighing in relief. Just then Lantis walked in with Ferio
behind him. "She's okay..." said Lantis. "Lantis I have to have a word with you." said
Clef walking out in the hallway. Lantis nodded and followed him. Umi and Fuu began to
clean up the room.
Minutes later Lantis and Clef walked back into the room. The also began to help
clean up the room. Eagle still held Hikaru in his arms stroking her soft red hair and cold
pale skin. When they were done Eagle and Lantis stayed with Hikaru all through the
The next morning Eagle and Lantis left Hikaru with Presea and Mokona. They
walked into the throne room where Umi and Fuu had been waiting for them. Soon
enough Clef was there and he sat down in the throne. "Several nights ago Lantis has been
having several dreams about this incident." began Clef. "Know the dreams have become
reality only there worse. I have been sensing a dark presence none like any other I have
sensed before. They seem to be taking control all of Cephiro but they are vary strong near
northern Cephiro. If that is where the evil is I want you to go there and stop them."
Umi and Fuu looked at each then they looked back at Clef. "I will go with them."
said Lantis. Lantis faced Eagle he shook his head. "I will stay here and protect Hikaru
you go and find her life energy." said Eagle. Lantis nodded. "We'll leave right away!"
said Umi. Fuu and Lantis nodded and then they exited the throne room. Soon the came to
the top of the castle. There Umi and Fuu summoned there Rune Gods, Selece and
Windom. The two entered there Rune God and then looked down at Lantis. "BEAST I
SUMMON THEE!" he shouted. Soon a black horse appeared and he climb on it.
Just as they where about to leave they saw everyone come up to see them off.
"Umi be careful." shouted Ascot. "Bye Umi!" shouted Tatra and Tarta. "Bye Fuu take
care" shouted Ferio. "We'll miss you!" shouted Aska, Sang Yung, and Chang Ang.
"Lantis go kick that bad guys ass." shouted Geo and Zazu. The nodded and waved good
bye. Before the set off Lantis saw Eagle with a vary solid look on his face. Lantis bit his
lip and then followed the Knights.