|The Madness of Diaspro
Author: AndrewK9000 PM
Stella and Brandon head to the world of The Ramblers for help on a personal matter Bloom caught Sky cheating on her. Or did he? Nothing is what it seems as two sets of heroes join up to stop a lunitic from destroying the true love between Bloom and Sky.Rated: Fiction T - English - Mystery/Drama - Bloom & Sky - Chapters: 13 - Words: 28,318 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 10-24-07 - Published: 09-19-07 - Status: Complete - id: 3792833
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Last time our heroes argued over what to do with the captured Diaspro. Bloom wanted to let the lunatic live, while Stella wanted to kill Diaspro. Sally-Ann decided that Diaspro should be handed over to the authorities and to get the help she needs. Later on Sky asked Bloom to marry him. Back on the Ramblers' Earth, Sally-Ann gave up her shotgun and began her wanderings of the world. On with the show!
Epilogue: Things Yet to Come
One week later…
"I just got a e-mail from Sally-Ann," said Andrew, "She's in Rome."
"Wasn't she in Paris yesterday?" asked Jill, "That woman gets around fast."
"Well I hope that wherever she goes," said Andrew, "She finds what she's looking for."
"I'm not worried about Sally-Ann," said Max, "She can take care of herself. I'm more worried about Diaspro."
"Why?" asked Jill, "We stopped her from destroying Bloom and Sky. She's locked up, so why worry?"
"There's a few things about that whole mess with her that doesn't add up," said Max.
"I agree," said Violet, "I've been going over a copy of the data Elise had on Diaspro. Despite her intense interest in genetics, she was never that bright. I sincerely doubt Diaspro was able to conceive of such an elaborate plan on her own. No doubt about it, she had help."
"There's no way that Diaspro could have thought of such a complex scheme by herself," said Brandon, "She had to have help."
"I agree," said Flora, "But who helped her?"
"It had to have been Darcy," said Musa, "It just had to."
"I don't think so," said Carmen, "If it was Darcy, she'd have tried to destroy all of us in one shot, not just Bloom and Sky."
"Well if it wasn't her," said Riven, "Then who?"
"You don't think," said Layla hesitantly, "That maybe, that Darkar is back?"
"Impossible," Tecna, "He's dead, we all saw him destroyed."
"Well whoever is responsible," said Brandon, "I've got a feeling that we'll meet this person soon enough."
"Who cares about that?" said Stella, "We've got a wedding to plan."
"Stella," said Flora in a slightly annoyed tone, "Bloom and Sky haven't even decided on a wedding date yet."
"So?" asked Stella as she stirred sugar into her coffee, "It's never to early to start planning. We've got to pick decorations; what to serve for the reception; what to where; and I've got to make an appointment to get my hair done." She sipped her coffee and spat it out in disgust. "MORGAN!!" she shouted.
"Oh man!" laughed Morgan, "That never gets old!"
Out in a remote part of the galaxy a pair of evil women conversed. One of them was draped in a black cloak with the hood up. The second woman was all too familiar with her bleached-blond hair.
"You disappoint me, Diaspro," said the cloaked woman, "I thought you could handle such a simple task as destroying Bloom. I guess I was wrong."
"It's not my fault!!" whined Diaspro, "Everything was going according to plan, that is, until those Mutants showed up and ruined everything!"
"Just consider yourself lucky that I switched you with a Tleiaxian Face Dancer before that bounty hunter captured you," said the cloaked woman, "It should be several months before the authorities realize that they have a shape shifter in custody."
"They may never figure out the truth," said Diaspro, "Face Dancers can mimic the behavior and appearance of anyone perfectly. I should know, I paid for it out of my own purse."
"Your selflessness won't get you very far," said the cloaked woman, "There's still the fact that Bloom still lives. Not only that, you couldn't even destroy her love for that wretched prince Sky. Now it is stronger than ever."
"Don't remind me," said Diaspro darkly, "Next time not only will I make Bloom hate Sky, I'll make her kill him, before forcing her to kill herself."
'There won't be a next time," said the cloaked woman, "I don't take kindly to failure. I should do away with your pathetic existence on general principal. Still, I may have use for you in the future."
"I guess I should be grateful," said Diaspro.
"You should!" snapped the cloaked woman, "Just remember, you belong to me, now and forever."
"I understand," said Diaspro grudgingly, "Not like I've anywhere else to go to, my reputation has been forever tarnished. So what is it you want me to do now?"
"Nothing for the time being," said the cloaked woman, "I will call for you when I need your special talents. Until then, I suggest you simply disappear."
"As you command, mistress," said Diaspro. With that she left.
"Enjoy what little time you have left, Bloom Mandragoran," said the cloaked woman out loud, "For soon you shall suffer the same fate as your birth parents. Soon you shall be nothing more than a memory."
"You were going to tell me why you were so interested in Max," said Tecna, "And whether or not he had a birthmark."
"I will," said Elise, "But are you sure he can be trusted?" she indicated Timmy.
"Tecna trusts me with her life," said Timmy, "And I with hers."
"Very well," said Elise, "But what I am about to tell you, remains between the three of us, until the time is right. I'm serious, what I have to say I've never even told Carmen and Morgan. This remains top secret."
"Of course," said Timmy and Tecna.
"Alright then," said Elise, "On my homeworld, there's a prophecy that concerns a human from Earth. It does not say if this person is a man or a woman, only that he or she will be born on Earth. The prophecy calls this person a Kwisatz Haderach; a human with god-like powers and abilities."
"I've heard of the term," said Tecna, "But I thought it only to be a myth."
"What made you think that Max was this Kwisatz Haderach?" asked Timmy, "Besides his obvious skills."
"The prophecy tells of several factors that would identify the Kwisatz Haderach," said Elise, "One of them said, and I quote: 'The One will be cut, but will not bleed.' When I saw how little Max was hurt when he punched through that glass, well, you can imagine my thoughts.
"But I was relieved and disappointed that Max wasn't the Kwisatz Haderach, for the prophecy clearly states that the Kwisatz Haderach will have a birthmark shaped like a falcon."
"And none of The Ramblers have such a mark," said Tecna.
"You're beginning to understand," said Elise, "When I first heard about Bloom, I thought, 'A fairy from Earth? Could she be The One?' When Darcy and her sisters summoned the Army of Decay, I truly believed that Bloom was The One, but was disappointed and relieved when her true origin was revealed.
"When we faced The Shadow Riders, when we met with Ranma, Tenchi and the other martial artists from Earth, I considered each of them possibly fitting the description of the Kwisatz Haderach. Again I was disappointed and relieved when none of them had the specific birthmark stated in the prophecy."
"Why were you also relieved?" asked Timmy.
"I'm getting to that," said Elise, "The prophecy was made almost 15,000 years ago. I'm among the few from my world who still remembers the prophecy, and among the fewer who still take it seriously. You see, the coming of the Kwisatz Haderach signals the approach of Kralizec: The End of Days."
"You mean the last war at the end of the universe?!" asked Tecna, "That Kralizec!?!"
"Do you know any other?" asked Elise.
There was silence for a few minutes as Tecna and Timmy took in the full weight of Elise's words.
Finally Timmy said, "What do we do? What can we do?"
"Just be vigilant," said Elise, "Keep our eyes open for people from Earth with extraordinary abilities, and hope he or she makes the right choice."
"What do you mean 'the right choice'?" asked Tecna.
"The prophecy says that the Kwisatz Haderach will neither be good or evil at first, that he or she will be forced to choose which side to fight for during Kralizec; for when the last war is over, the Kwisatz Haderach will have either saved the universe or destroyed it, forever.
"My people have been waiting almost 15,000 years for the Kwisatz Haderach, waiting for their savior. Personally I also hope he or she chooses to save the universe."
"But what if the Kwisatz Haderach chooses to destroy the universe," said Tecna, "What then?"
"That's a very good question, Tecna," said Elise, "'What then?'"
Finished at last!! I've had this story in my head for like months! I hope you've enjoyed reading it as much as I've liked writing it. But I'm sure you've got questions in your head:
Who is this mysterious cloaked woman who now owns Diaspro? What horrible scheme will the bleached-haired psycho inflict on Bloom and Sky? Will they get married without anything evil getting in the way? And what about this Kwisatz Haderach that Elise talked about? Who is he or she and will he or she save the universe or destroy it?
At least one of these questions will be answered in my next Winx Club story.
But what about The Ramblers? What crazy, mixed-up adventure will they get into next time? I'll have to think about that.