|Magic and Martial Arts 2: Children of Domino
Author: AndrewK9000 PM
It's the Winx's final year at Alfea, and curcumstances have conspired to allow Bloom to be the first to earn her Enchantix, but she can't control it. At the same time, old enemies thought dead have returned to join up with new enemies. Who will survive?Rated: Fiction T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - & Bloom - Chapters: 34 - Words: 305,890 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 01-09-11 - Published: 03-17-09 - Status: Complete - id: 4928983
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Greetings fellow readers and writers! At last, my newest, and greatest Winx Club fic yet, and I hope you like it. Okay, here's where we stand: This story is my version of what happened in Season 3. I've taken a lot of liberties with the plot, in order to continue the storyline I created in my last two Winx fics, 'Magic and Martial Arts' and 'The Madness of Diaspro.' For clarity's sake, let's just say that the events of all my previous Winx Club fics took place during The Winx's third year at Alfea, and this story is their senior year. Some of you readers are sure to love this, and there are some who will think this is a crock of sh$t. Well, that's your prerogative. But please remember, THIS IS FANFICTION!!!
Several elements in this story are inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, especially from 'The Call of Cthulhu,' my favorite. I've also used some elements from the 'Dune' series, some of my favorite books.
I've also used characters and/or elements from such hit animes as: Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist, Ranma ½, Tenchi Muyo and Hokuto no Ken, as well as a few other animes that I like. Nome of which I do not own, so please don't sue me.
Anyway, I don't own Winx Club, or any of the animes that I've borrowed elements and/or characters from, or anything H.P. Lovecraft related or 'Dune' related, so again, please don't sue me, I'm just trying to tell a good story, as any writer worth his or her salt wishes to.
One more thing. I'm making the chapter previews for this fic a little different from my previous stories. I just decided to add a bit of a dramatic anime flair to the mixture, as well as put a quote from an anime that I like at the very end of each chapter. I'm sure you all will agree that this specific line will fit with Winx Club.
And now, without further to due, on with the show!!
Magic and Martial Arts 2
Children of Domino
Chapter 1: Dragonfire Dawn
It was cold in the early morning on Domino. In fact, it was cold all the time on Domino, especially in the early hours before the sun crested the horizon. Yet things were beginning to warm up on the once warm and civilized world that was the center of the Magical Dimension. And Bloom, daughter of King Oritel and Queen Miriam, and keeper of the legendary Dragonfire, was there to bring back her world to the way it was.
This summer break wasn't exactly what you'd call fun for Bloom and her friends, The Winx. Instead of heading for the beach or some other warm activity, Bloom and the other members of The Winx, and their respective boyfriends, decided to try and undo the curse afflicting Bloom's home planet of Domino. That is, everybody except Stella and Brandon, they were currently on Solaria, while Layla and her beloved Tatewaki Kuno were on Andros. The respective princesses were introducing their boyfriends to their parents in hopes of approval. Circumstances had prevented Stella and Layla from introducing their respective loves to their parental units up until now.
So it was just Bloom, Flora, Musa, Tecna, along with Helia, Riven and Timmy. Oh, and of course, Sky; those two have been all but inseparable the past couple of weeks. But they weren't alone in the task of restoring Domino to its former glory. No, Bloom and her friends weren't alone; the lost children of Domino were coming home.
Aside from Bloom, only one hundred children and about a dozen adults managed to escape from Domino before the planet was locked in a cursed ice age. Fearing that the dreaded Ancestress Witches would seek out the survivors, the few adults that escaped had scattered the children across the galaxy for their own safety. A spell was placed on the children, one that would allow them to recognize each other for who they really were, when the time was right. And that time was now.
It seemed an impossible task. The magical dimension was vast, not to mention the rest of The Milky Way galaxy. How does someone go about finding 100 needles in a haystack encompassing well over one hundred billion stars? As it turns out, Bloom's task was already off to a decent start. One of the survivors was less than a stone's throw away from Alfea.
Carmen Dawson was a witch who had always felt out of place, even among her own kind. Raised by a retired politician, Carmen dreamed of having a small corner of the universe to call her own. She wasn't bothered that she couldn't remember where she came from, or who her real parents were. She also believed that the ancient feud between fairies and witches was not only irrational, but also plain stupid, a belief that only a handful of witches at any given time shared, until recently that is.
When Carmen started at Cloud Tower, a year before Bloom arrived at Alfea, two important things happened to Carmen that would set her on the path to discovering her true heritage. First was making enemies out of the then juniors, Icy, Darcy and Stormy Trix. For Carmen it was hate at first sight; just looking at Icy had imprinted upon Carmen an insatiable desire to destroy the frosty witch and her vile sisters.
The second thing was meeting her soon to be best friend Morgan Rodgers, a friendship that would one day change the fate so many lives. More about Morgan, and Carmen's other witch friend Elise Caplin later.
Eventually, Carmen and Bloom became friends and allies against the forces of evil. She and her fellow witches were an especially important help during the conflict against The Shadow Riders. Yet it was after the final battle against the insidious Shadow Riders, in which Carmen destroyed Icy, that she learned who she really was, while Bloom learned that she wasn't the last of Domino after all.
This knowledge was given by one Jake Avatar, another survivor of Domino. Jake was just six years old when he witnessed the destruction of everyone and everything he knew. He swore to avenge his world and destroy The Ancestress Witches. But his vow was negated when The Ancestress Witches were destroyed by a legendary vigilante, The Phantom Renegade.
Jake then spent his youth and adolescence training to become the next incarnation of the legendary masked man. Yet his plans for roaming the magical dimension as an agent of justice were put on hold when he encountered Bloom. Following the destruction of The Shadow Riders, Jake gave up the guise of The Phantom Renegade and swore fealty to Bloom, vowing to help find the other survivors of Domino and restore their world to its former glory.
It has been several months since the final battle against The Shadow Riders. The rest of Bloom's third year at Alfea was somewhat quiet, unless you include an attempt by the lunatic Diaspro to destroy Bloom's love for Sky. However, the madwoman's diabolical plot was foiled, thanks to Stella, Brandon, the others, and a little help from a group of Meta Humans from a parallel universe, but that's another story. Point is, Bloom and Sky came through the horrendous ordeal with heir love for each other stronger than ever. Even better, Sky asked Bloom to marry him, and of course she said yes.
When the school year ended Bloom convinced her friends, most of them anyway, to come with her to Domino to begin restoring the cursed world. Meanwhile, Jake had already set out for the stars in search of the remaining survivors that have yet to be located. As stated before, it was an impossible task, yet Jake's efforts were beginning to bear fruit.
The first of the survivors to be discovered, aside from Jake and Carmen, was a gunslinger named Kurt Marshal. Like Jake, Kurt was just 6 when he and the other survivors escaped the destruction of Domino. When the 100 Children were scattered throughout the Magical Dimension, Kurt wound up on a remote trading station on the outskirts of civilized space. He was adopted by a mechanic and was taught the art of starship operations and repairs.
Kurt grew up hearing tales of legendary gunslingers, such as Gene Starwind, Spike Spegal, and most importantly, Vash The Stampede. Kurt was especially entranced by the exploits of 'The Humanoid Typhoon,' an outlaw who, while rarely killed anyone, caused so much property damage, he had a record setting bounty placed on his head, $$60,000,000,000 to be exact.
When he turned 16, Kurt took what little money he had and purchased a customized revolver, stylized after the model used by Vash The Stampede, (a AGL Arms .45 Long Colt with an auto-ejector and a double-action trigger). Using what he learned about starship mechanics to pay for passage, Kurt traveled the stars as a rookie bounty hunter. He soon discovered that he had a natural talent as a gunslinger, yet he would only kill as a last result.
By the time he was 23, Kurt had earned himself a reputation as one of the best bounty hunters alive. But despite his exploits, he felt that he was needed elsewhere, that there was someone out there in the vast cosmos that he had to protect. Then he encountered Jake Avatar, who brought Kurt to Bloom. Having been told the story of his true origins and of the work of rebuilding Domino that lay ahead, Kurt swore loyalty to Bloom, pledging that he would protect his Princess with his life.
Kurt stood at 5'8", had purplish-blue eyes, short blue hair and normally wore a red coat stylized after his hero, Vash The Stampede. Among his acquired talents, Kurt possessed great amounts of stamina and agility, as well as the ability to regenerate wounds. He enjoys competitive shooting, mechanical periodicals and 20th centaury western movies.
A few weeks later, Jake discovered three more survivors living in a martial arts temple on Ginaz, a world famous for its advanced combat training schools.
First up was Mace Heath, who trained in a fighting style that focused on upper body strength, especially in delivering bone shattering striking power in the fists, while using the forearms to block. Mace was 20 years old, stood at 5'10", had brown eyes, short black hair, and wore a green and blue Chinese style martial arts outfit. He also possessed above average hearing that could pinpoint the exact location of a pin dropping from over 600 yards away. Mace likes mountain climbing, stone carving and enjoys music from the 1980's.
Second was Payton Dubach, whom trained in a style that focused on speed and striking power in the legs, allowing her to kick through several inches of reinforced titanium without breaking a sweat. Payton was 21 and a half, stood at 5'6", had light green eyes and shoulder length brown hair. Her martial arts outfit was colored various shades of orange. Payton was also gifted with heightened senses of smell and taste, which complemented her love for gourmet cooking. She also loves swimming and paranormal romance novels.
Then there was Kegan Sykes, who trained in weapons fighting, specifically pole weapons like the quarterstaff or a spear. Kegan was 21, stood at 6' even, had pale gray eyes, dark blond hair and wore a brown martial arts outfit. He possessed the ability to see objects clearly up to 3 miles away, as well as see in different light spectrums. Kegan enjoys camping in the wilderness of different worlds, as well as studying military history and reading general science fiction.
These were only the tip of the preverbal iceberg. There were still 94 Children to find, as well as the dozen or so adults who survived. But first thing's first, getting Domino back on its feet.
One of the first things Bloom and her friends did was initiate a controlled greenhouse effect. Basically they were carefully raising the level of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere, allowing more of the sun's warmth to be trapped. Tecna said that once the temperature was high enough to allow trees and other green plants to survive, they would remove the excess carbon dioxide. Flora said she'd take care of re-growing the planet's vegetation when the time came.
Progress was slow, but Tecna said that was to be expected. "It takes time to change an entire world," she said. But when they started, worldwide temperatures averaged at -75°C. Now they were around -30°C, and that was progress.
So there Bloom was, on the main balcony of her birth family's palace in the predawn gloom, awaiting the coming of a new day. School was scheduled to begin in four days, so Bloom and her friends wanted to do as much work on Domino as they could before returning to Alfea. Sky and the boys didn't have to worry about school anymore since they had already graduated from Red Fountain. Bust since they did graduate, they would soon be heading for different assignments, so their time on Domino was also short. And it is here that our story truly begins.
The howling wind was what woke her up. Musa offered to soundproof Bloom's room, but she refused, saying that she would have to get used to her home world on her own. Even though this was where she was born, Bloom hasn't yet adjusted to living in the royal palace of Domino.
She and Stella had set up a permanent 'thaw field' around the palace before Stella took Brandon with her to Solaria. So now, even in the worst curse-enhanced blizzards, the palace remained safe from the extreme cold. Even so, one would need to wear a winter parka up to a 450-meter radius outside the palace walls. Beyond that one would need the best winter survival clothes one could get.
Locally it was 5:02 am, the sun wouldn't be up for another half an hour. So Bloom got dressed and went out onto the balcony. The stars were clear and bright in the early morning before the sun's rays broke over the horizon. After about ten minutes of watching the stars, Bloom realized that she wasn't alone. She looked behind her to see her fiancée, Sky.
"What brings you out here so early?" Bloom asked.
"Just looking at you," Sky said as he stood next to her, "Wondering what you're doing up so early."
"Couldn't sleep," Bloom said, "Normally I'm not a morning person. But since we set up here, I've been up before dawn. The funny thing is, I'll bet that I'll go right back to a late riser once we're back on Magix."
"I'll take that bet," Sky said, "But once we're married, you can sleep as long as you want. I'll even bring you breakfast in bed myself."
"You're so sweet," Bloom said as she held onto his arm. Together they looked out onto the frozen wasteland that lay beyond the protective field, "This is my world, Sky. Those damned Ancestress Witches took away everything that made Domino the center of the Magical Dimension."
"We're here now," Sky said, "We'll put things right again."
Just then someone else came out onto the balcony. Carmen Dawson was a year older than Bloom. She had yellowish-green eyes, with long black hair with blue streaks. Recently her eyes were developing sensitivity to sunlight. Being a creature of the night, as Carmen would often call herself, she anticipated that she would one day be unable to see in the daytime. Flora recently bought her a pair of sunglasses that would allow Carmen to tolerate sunlight. Yet, as if to balance out the equation, Carmen was gaining the ability to see in the dark.
As a year older than Bloom, Carmen had already graduated from Cloud Tower, as did Elise and Morgan. Carmen already knew what she wanted to do with her life, but as for Morgan and Elise, they decided to stay with Carmen, until the two of them figured out what they wanted to do with their futures. Anyway, back to the story…
"There you are!" Carmen said in an annoyed tone, "When you weren't in your room I got a little nervous. No, I was more than a little nervous. I thought something bad had happened, and here you are with pretty boy fiancée."
"I'm perfectly fine, Carmen," Bloom said, "You really shouldn't worry about me so much."
"But so much depends on you," Carmen said, "You're the last member of the royal family of Domino. Once all the survivors have been found, it'll be you whom we look to, to lead us, to rebuild our world."
"Well what about you?" Bloom said, "You're one of the strongest witches alive. I mean, the strongest that didn't get kicked out of Cloud Tower. "
"You've got a point," Carmen said with a chuckle. During the conflict against The Trix and The Dark Army (as it's referred to in the Rai version), Carmen helped rally her fellow Cloud Tower students against the three out of control witches. Her peers were so impressed with Carmen's ability to handle herself in a crisis, they unanimously elected her student body president.
(I made this up for the sake of the story, as seen in my first Kingdom Hearts fic. I'll probably write another fic, one that tells Carmen's side of the story if more detail, later.)
"And let's not forget Sky," Bloom said, "When we're married, he'll help me rule both or worlds."
"That may be a problem," Carmen said, "You're both the heirs of your respective worlds; Domino and Eraklyon. Is it possible for two different kingdoms to have the same sovereigns?"
"I'm standing right here, you know," Sky said.
Just then the pre-dawn calm was shattered by a loud klaxon alarm.
"Proximity Warning!! Proximity Warning!!"
"Not again!" Bloom moaned.
One of the worst thing about trying to cure a world that has been cursed, is getting rid of the fell creatures that come with that curse. Ever since Bloom and Stella created the protective field around the palace, the various ice creatures and other cold-related monsters that held sway over the winter wastelands of Domino have launched repeated attacks, as if sensing the threat over their domain.
Bloom, Carmen and Sky rushed down and out from the palace where they joined Flora and the others, and there were a lot of others. Now Bloom, Sky, Carmen and the rest of the gang were among the strongest of their generation in terms of fairies, specialists and witches, but there's only so much they could do against an entire planet of ice-based demons and monsters.
Fortunately, newly arrived survivor Kurt Marshal had plenty of mercenary contacts from his years of roaming the stars. It was only natural that Bloom put Kurt in charge of the volunteers.
"They're coming from the north and east, Princess Bloom," Kurt said as Bloom, Sky and Carmen arrived on the eastern edge of the protective field, "Motion sensors detect several waves approaching. This one's gonna be a big one!"
"Then let's give the bastards a lesson they won't soon forget!" Carmen exclaimed, "I'm sick of ice demons running amuck on my world!"
Just then Musa, Flora and Tecna emerged from the palace. They weren't looking exactly their best. "For crying out loud!" Musa said after yawning, "Don't the creeps know what time it is?"
"I doubt that ice monsters even sleep," Flora said.
"They don't need to," Tecna said, "Such creatures are driven by negative emotion. As long as they have something to hate, they won't require nourishment or rest."
"How many of them do you think there are this time?" Flora asked.
"Hundreds," Sky said as he used a pair of night vision binoculars, "Maybe thousands."
"One-thousand, four hundred and seventeen ice crabs," said a slightly nasal voice, "Thirty seven saber toothed yetis, and fourteen saber-tusked mammoths." Elise Caplin was the smartest witch of her age group and could match Timmy and Tecna in terms of gray matter ounce by ounce. She had shoulder-length spiky black hair and dark brown, almost black eyes that sometimes had an intense glare in them.
"Where's Morgan?" Carmen asked.
"Anywhere between here and the palace," Elise said, "She'll be around when things get rough."
"I just heard from Riven," Sky said, "He, Helia and Timmy report that everyone is at their posts and waiting for orders."
"The order," Kurt said as he loaded his revolver, spinning the cylinder before closing it, "Is to wait for my signal. Then, send the frosty bastards to hell."
"Uh, guys," Musa said, "I can hear them. They sound really angry this time."
It didn't take Bloom and the others long for them to hear the encroaching ice demons. Indeed, the approaching monsters did sound more vicious and bloodthirsty than in previous attacks.
"If they want our blood," Kurt said, "They'll have to earn it. And my blood is quite expensive." Activating a pair of night vision goggles, Kurt aimed his revolver at the biggest ice monster he could see, an saber toothed yeti, the same kind of ice demon that attacked Bloom and her friends the first time they came to Domino.
"Suck on this!" Kurt exclaimed as he pulled the trigger. The bullet shot from the barrel and impacted the over-yeti in the head, reducing the head and a good part of the upper torso to a bloody mess.
At this time there were about 200 mercenaries under his command. Also there were several Red Fountain alumni, as well as several professional soldiers on loan from Eraklyon, Solaria and Andros. Kurt's shot was the signal he ordered, and everyone opened fire on the ice monsters.
"Why are we letting the hired help have all the fun?" Carmen said. She and Elise took to the air. Being witches, they were more tolerant to the cold beyond the protective field than others, so they were able to fly above the masses of ice monsters and blast them at will.
Now Carmen, Elise and their friend Morgan had the ability to use spells in Old Tongue, ancient spells of incredible power. Carmen, being a creature of the night, was a natural at spells that focused on darkness, as well as other intensely powerful spells and curses. She aimed her right arm at a group of ice crabs, "Reis!" a sphere of dark energy shot at the ice crabs and blew them to pieces.
With her left arm, Carmen aimed at another group of ice crabs, "Gravirei!" Every ice crab within a ten-meter radius was crushed flat as Carmen increased the gravity ten fold in that area.
Elise's knowledge of Old Tongue spells mostly consisted of lightning-based attacks. She aimed first her right, then her left arm at the masses of ice monsters, "Zakeir!" she said each time, destroying several ice demons with each blast.
"Now they're having all the fun!" Musa moaned.
"Apparently you, Elise and Carmen have a different idea of fun than I do," Tecna said, "But you're right, we should be doing our part."
"Then why are we standing around here for?" Bloom asked, "We've for some flying to do! Magic Winx!!"
Bloom, Tecna, Flora and Musa transformed and took to the air, each attacking the masses of ice monsters in their own fashion.
"Jealous?" Kurt asked as he reloaded; six shots tend to get used up pretty fast in a fight after all.
"Why should I?" Sky asked.
"Just asking," said Kurt.
It was then that a bright light flashed on the eastern horizon, the sun was coming up. Unfortunately for Carmen, she happened to be looking due east when the sun's first rays emerged. She winced at the sudden brightness, shielding her eyes with one arm, while reaching for her sunglasses with her left.
Her fingertips grasped the sunglasses in her belt pouch, but they slipped out from her grip, landing in the snow. "Fck$ng typical!" she swore as landed in the snow and groped blindly for her glasses. She was so intent on finding her sunglasses, she failed to sense the ice crab that was rapidly creeping towards her from behind. Finally Carmen found her sunglasses. She dusted the powdery snow from the lenses and put them on, just as the ice crab reared up to strike.
"CARMEN LOOK OUT!!" Bloom shouted as she pushed her friend out of the way, only to take the ice crab's claw slash on the shoulder. The intense pain coursing from her right shoulder was unlike anything Bloom had felt before; pure, chilled agony. Her right side felt like it was freezing solid.
"Oh gods!" Carmen exclaimed as she realized what had happened, "Bloom!" She blasted the ice crab, then rushed to Bloom's side, "Bloom! Are you alright!?" All Bloom could do was shiver.
"MORGAN!!" Carmen shouted, "GET YOUR ASS OVER HERE!!" She then held Bloom's cold hands, "Just hang on, Bloom, help is coming."
Morgan Rodgers is Carmen's 'BFFL.' They started Cloud Tower at the same time and have been inseparable ever since. Possessing a love for practical jokes, Morgan is also highly adapt at healing spells, owing to the fact that one of her grandparents was a cleric. Morgan has shoulder length brown hair, with one eye green and the other blue.
"You called, oh wise and beautiful one?" Morgan said as she landed.
"No time for any jokes, Morgan!" Carmen said, "You've got a patient!"
"You never let me have any fun," Morgan pouted, but then switched to a more serious expression, "Okay then. Bloom, if you can hear me, just hang tough. You'll be back on your feet in no time." Holding her hands above the wound on Bloom's shoulder, Morgan spoke two healing spells, the first one could be translated as 'Cure Moderate Wound,' the second as 'Dispell Cold.'
Within seconds the would had healed, without any scaring, while the piercing cold dissipated, bringing warmth back to Bloom's body.
"Job's done," Morgan said brightly with a smile, "That'll be 20,000 credits."
"Put it on my tab," Carmen said as Bloom recovered her senses.
"What happened?" Bloom asked, "And since when do you have a tab, Carmen?"
"Since now," said Carmen as she happily smiled.
"You're lucky that I'm a generous witch," Morgan said, "A few more seconds and you'd be a meat popsicle."
"You saved my life, Bloom," Carmen said, "That's what happened."
Suddenly, Bloom was engulfed in a bright light. No, it was more like fire, like her Dragonfire aura had flared up and increased in power beyond anything anyone had seen before.
"What is this!?" Morgan exclaimed as she and Carmen backed away.
"I don't know," Carmen said, "But whatever it is, I think it's a good thing."
Across the battlefield, everything had stopped, the good and the bad. It seemed that everyone had put everything else aside to witness this phenomenon.
"What's happening to Bloom!?" Sky asked frantically.
"Something incredible, that's for sure," said Brandon.
"Are you seeing this?" Elise asked as her scanner nearly shorted out
"Her energy output is off the scale!" said Tecna as her wrist computer also almost crashed from all the energy in the air.
After a minute or so the fiery aura faded. Bloom's appearance had dramatically changed: her fairy outfit had become a multi-layered, frilly-like outfit that was primarily cyan in color, also consisting of various, rainbow-organized colors of light green, soft pink, light yellow and purple, with pink, translucent above-the-elbow gloves. Her wings had increased in size, more like a butterflies', now colored yellow and pink, with a soft blue outlining and speckled with dark blue decorative jewels. Her hair had grown several inches in length and was now much more tame, with yellow orange highlights at the top of her head, bangs and at the ends of her hair. She had also discarded her cyan colored boots and donned strappy, barefoot sandals that were decorated with three hearts. To complete the new image, she now wore two sets of blue, heart shaped barrettes on either side of her head, in addition to earrings of the same color and shape.
"Oh my!" exclaimed an awed Flora.
"Incredible!" said an amazed Musa.
"Fascinating!" said Tecna.
"But what is it?" Riven asked, "What's happened to Bloom?"
"I'll tell you what happened," Elise said, "Our Bloom has earned her Enchantix."
"Her what?" Musa asked.
"I'll tell you later," Elise said, "Things are about to heat up."
"I thought I had all the puns!!" Morgan complained.
Sky meanwhile was speechless as his beloved princess took to the air.
Bloom looked around at the swarming ice monsters that were now converging towards her, it seemed that her new transformation was drawing the fell creatures towards her.
"Creatures born out of hate and anger!" Bloom said in a firm, confident voice, "Be gone from this world that was once full of light and joy! Be gone, so that this world may live again!!" She began to gather a huge amount of energy in her crossed arms.
The various ice demons were now crawling atop each other in order to reach Bloom, but they were too late as Bloom unleashed an enormous spherical blast of pure Dragonfire, completely destroying every ice demon within five kilometers, while leaving Sky and the others unharmed. The ice monsters that weren't slain immediately retreated.
"Prodigious!" Timmy, Tecna and Elise said at the same time.
"You can say that again!" Riven said.
"Proximity sensors report all clear," an amazed Kurt said, "Not a ice crab for miles."
"Well you know what they say," Morgan said, "If you can't take the heat, get the fck out of the kitchen!"
Bloom then landed gracefully next to Sky and the others. "Bloom," Sky said, "That was incredible!"
"Forget what she did," Musa said, "Bloom, have you seen yourself lately?"
"What?" Bloom asked. She then noticed the change in her appearance. "Oh my! How did this happen?"
"I believe I can attest this conundrum," Elise said, "Bloom, you risked your life to save Carmen's. When a fairy willingly makes a great personal sacrifice to save the life of someone from her home world, her powers undergo an evolution of sorts. Enchantix; when a fairy achieves her full powers."
"My full powers?" Bloom asked. But then she seemed to lose her balance and collapsed to the ground, her new fairy from reverting back to her normal attire.
"Bloom!!" exclaimed Sky as he rushed to her side, "Are you alright!"
"I feel so strange," Bloom said, her voice barely above a whisper, "I feel…tired." With that she passed out in Sky's arms.
The end of chapter 1.
As the journey of the young dragon princess takes a startling new turn, another journey encounters an unexpected bend in the road. Two dark souls encounter a darker one, a soul thought to have forgotten those close to her, while two more lost ones are brought back from the abyss.
Next chapter: The Lost Trix Returns
'For those with wings, fly to your dreams.'
[It should be noted that the above quote is from the anime 'Pilot Candidate,' or 'The Candidates for Goddess,' depends on which version you watch. Anyway, this fic is off to an outstanding start. Hope you enjoy the rest of it. I'm giving out cake and pie ahead of time to all reviewers, but those who leave the best will be rewarded with a gallon of ice cream, the flavor being of your choice, so keep reviewing, the best is yet to come. See you next time!]