|Code Geass: Silver Knight
Author: Grimdivide PM
Sequel to The Advent, Shadow. Final Turn, A Shooting Star, plus epilogue. Review because, good or not, feedback is helpful.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure - Lelouch L. - Chapters: 10 - Words: 30,015 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 07-18-09 - Published: 07-06-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5194603
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Alice: Where's Adam.
Shinji: Playing chess with Aero.
Alice: They're still at it?! Neither of them has won yet? This must be like the 60th time they tried to beat each other at something.
Gage: Well that just means we keep raising the bet. Where's it at now?
Hawk: Okay, if Aero breaks the tie first then you and Alice have to pay Shinji and I a year's worth of salary and our chores for the next six months. Same thing for us if Adam wins. Oh! Noa threw in a bet.
Alice: Really? Who does he think will win first?
Hawk: Neither. We all will have to clean the entire City Sector of the Ark if they tie on their 100th match of chess..............I suggest we stop them from playing and forget the bet.
All: Agreed..................Grimdivide does not own Code Geass.
Final Turn 09: A Shooting Star
Try as he might Shadow couldn't pierce through the blaze luminous shield of the Angelo-Seraph with the pistols. The wings of the Knightmare Titan continuously fired light arrows at the Skeith.
Shadow decided to change tactics and put away the pistols. Three feathers on each of it's wings disappeared and the converted energy molded in the Skeith's hands and formed a lightning scythe.
The Skeith slashed the air firing blades of energy at the coils connecting the cannon. The blades were unable to cut through through. The action also made him open.
"Shit," Shadow cursed as another barrage of energy arrows. He converted the scythe energy back to the wings but it was too late for him to dodge.
At the last moment he was saved by a crimson Knightmare with four-feathered Energy Wings and a radiant wave surger claw that made a red energy shield that blocked the arrows.
"Thanks Kallen," Shadow thanked.
"No problem Adam," the Ace of the Black Knights responded, using his real name. Right after her came the Lancelot and Aero's Vincent. It seemed Archangel was giving them a break for the moment as precious time continued to pass.
"The entire thing is shielded," Shadow informed them, "Like the Damocles it's shields drop when the Angelo attacks but first you have to maneuver through the arrow barrage from it's wings. Our best bet is to cut the coils connecting the cannons first, but like I said the arrows are a problem."
"I don't think our MVSs can cut through the shielding," said Suzaku.
The Skeith drew the falchion from the back of it's hip. "The Caladblog can," Shadow said, making the Skeith hold up the black and sliver sword. "I just need to get close."
"Can't you just go around behind it?" Kallen asked.
"I'm sure it has something for that," Aero said. "I have an idea. Kallen, Zero, you distract him, Shadow your with me."
"Rodger," the others confirmed. The Guren and the Lancelot did as they were told and brought the Angelo's attention them. The Skeith and Vincent retreated back.
Once Aero thought they were back far enough he began to tell Shadow the rest of his plan. "Alright here's what we do-"
"Let me guess you want me to pick up speed to use my Lightning Shield and mix it with your Absolute Defense Territory so we can break through the arrows and then cut the coils connecting the cannons. Am I wrong?"
"No. That's it in a nutshell," Aero admitted, "I know it's the simplest plan I've ever had, but oh well. Get over it."
"I have no problem with it," Shadow told him. "Okay, your going to have to make the cut since I'll have to carry you for speed reasons." The Skeith tossed the Caladblog to the Vincent before grabbing hold of it from behind.
"Ready," said Shadow.
"Set," continued Aero.
"GO!!!" they yelled together.
The Skeith took off at top speed, not taking long to break the sound barrier. Then it accelerated even faster to the point it started to be surrounded by a shield of golden energy. The Lightning Shield activated only at a certain point when the Skeith reached top speed, but it was only used to break through strong shields or sometimes could protect the Knightmare from a direct hit from something like the Mordred's Stark Hadron Cannon.
Once the Lightning Shield surrounded the two, Aero activated his Vincent's own shielding. The blue shield energy mixed with the golden energy making the two Knightmares seem like a blue and gold pulsating bullet of light. It could break through the Seraph's Blaze Luminous but the armored wings protected the Angelo, that's why it moved toward the first two coils on the left.
"What the hell?" Archangel questioned when he saw the bullet coming at an unbelievable speed. He had the wings fire the arrows at it came closer, but it just tore right through.
Aero gritted his teeth against the g-forces as he made the Vincent stick out the Caladblog's blade. The blade cut through the two shielded coils like butter as the bullet made it's first pass. The cannon that was connected began to fall as a chain reaction of it being cut made it explode.
Archangel, Zero, Kallen, and everyone below that was watching were amazed at what the two Guardians just did.
"Amazing," said Kallen saying most of what everyone thought.
"Damn," said Archangel. He still had 2 minutes for the the last cannon to finish charging.
"Okay, swing around for the next pass," Aero told Shadow weakly.
"Are you okay?" Shadow asked as he swung the two Knightmares around. He too sounded exhausted, but not as bad as Aero. Even though he wasn't using his Advent, Shadow was strong enough to last against the g-forces. He was sure Aero had to use his Advent to toughen up against them though.
"Yeah, I'm fine," Aero answered, sounding on the brink of passing out. Shadow knew Aero's pride would prevent him from telling the truth of his condition, especially at an important time like this.
With less than a minute left, they succeeded in cutting off the last cannon and destroying it. They stopped in front of the Guren and Lancelot. The Vincent seemed like it was ripped apart. It's armor wasn't strong enough for the g-forces combined with the mixed energies.
Archangel cursed as he watched the last cannon exploded. The generator for Blaze Luminous shields was actually a part of both cannons. "I won't win," Archangel said solemnly to himself as he looked at the silver Xth Skeith. "But I won't give up on making sure you die." Blades slid out of the gauntlets still attached to the Angelo's arms.
"I'm heading back down," Aero told his comrades. "That took too much from me," the Vincent tossed the Caladblog back to the Skeith, "You finish this. That's the way you want it right? So we will leave you alone."
"Thanks," said Shadow as the Vincent, Lancelot, and Guren began to return to Pengali Island. Aero and Shadow received a text transmission from the Ark.
CLOSE TO THE AREA TO PICK YOU GUYS UP. SAW THE FIGHT. TAKE HIM DOWN ADAM!: ALICE
"Good luck, Shadow!" he heard Kallen say.
"We'll leave it too you, Guardian," said Suzaku as Zero.
The Skeith turned around to face the six armor-winged Angelo Seraph that now had a blade out from each gauntlet. "Let's finish our spite once and for all," said Archangel as the Angelo Seraph began to rise higher. The cannons greatly constricted it's movement, so it was able to move freely with ease.
Shadow followed right after it. They rose higher and higher until eventually they were to the point where the stars were above their heads. It made both Archangel and Adam feel nostalgic.
"This fight will be watched by the heavens," Archangel proclaimed.
Shadow had nothing to respond to that statement. So instead he asked, "Why do you insist to continue this fight?"
"Because I've chosen to follow my fate," Archangel said almost sounding sad, "just as you intend to fight against yours and I'll stick to that until the end."
"I see," Shadow said, closing his eyes in brief thought. "I understand now," he said as he opened his eyes, "You did this knowing you wouldn't make it. This is your Last Stand isn't it?"
"Correct," Archangel answered as the Angelo Seraph readied it's arm blades. "But don't think I'll go down without a fight, Shadow."
"Very well," the Skeith flipped the handle of the Caladblog to hold it backhanded. "By the way...Allow me to tell you the name of the one who will defeat you."
"My true name is Adam Kage Noctis," Shadow told him. The Skeith's Overdrive was activated, indicated by it briefly being outlined by red light.
"And my name is Joseph Miyamoto," said Archangel. "S-class Guardian, Adam Noctis! HERE I COME!"
The Angelo Seraph flew with a speed that matched the Skeith's. From it's six-armored wings it fired the light arrows as the Skeith weaved through them to get closer to the Angelo. The number of energy feathers increased from 7 to 8 feathers on each wing as the Skeith continued to dodge the attacks.
When the Skeith reached the Angelo it swung it's blade with great force, pushing the Angelo back when it blocked. The Skeith used the momentum to kick the Angelo's face. The force of the blow made the Angelo flip back.
Then the number of energy feathers on each wing increased from 8 to 10, equaling 20 energy feathers total. The energy radiating from the feathers made them glimmer like stardust.
Adam had activated his Advent just before he started the Overdrive, yet already he was aching from the strain it put on him. 'I need to end this now,' he thought as he panted.
The Skeith used the Caladblog to slash off the Angelo's limbs. Then it backed away higher up the atmosphere. When the Xth Skeith was a certain distance it transferred energy into the Caladblog, making the blade seem like it was made of pure golden energy.
Archangel knew it was going to dive at him when he saw it spread it's wings and move it's arm back for a powerful slash. He spread out his wings to fire all the light arrows he could muster.
"COME ON!!!" screamed Archangel. At that the Xth Skeith dived and the Angelo fired it's light arrows.
As it dived into the wall of arrows, the Skeith became surrounded by it's Lightning Shield. To Archangel, the Lightning Shield, coupled with the stardust like effect of the Energy Wing's trail, and the background of space, made the Skeith look like a shooting star falling straight toward him.
"I'll be joining you soon Lazard, my friend," Archangel said to himself with a happy smile. He felt the Skeith pass right through him.
What a heavenly way to die. Is it not, Joseph? asked the Angelo's angelic voice in Archangel's head.
"Yes it was, and it was much...much more than I deserved," Joseph answered a split second before the Angelo Seraph exploded.
Edge of the City Sector of the Ark, floating above Pengali Island
Alice, Aero, Gino, Kallen, Lance, Noa, and Zero were watching the battle above and saw, with awe, the final blow be delivered.
Gino, Kallen, and Zero went to the unbelievable flying island via shuttle. Per request of the Guardians they brought a restrained Ghost along with them, who is now locked up in the Ark's prison in the Guardian's Stadium.
Lloyd and Rakshata wanted to go and see what gave the flying island power, as well as the Knightmares the Guardians used (mainly Skeith). Unfortunately for them they were declined of going. Because Noa said so.
"We should all close our eyes and make a wish," Noa suggested with a sincere smile as he gazed at the shooting star that was really the Xth Skeith. "Maybe it will come true," he added.
Nobody had made a wish until Alice brought her hands together in front of her chest, closed her blue-green eyes, and bowed her head as if in a prayer. In her mind she made a wish.
I wish for you to come back Adam.
Kallen watched the black haired thief with a smile and decided to do the same. She clapped and held her hands together, bowed her head and made her wish in her head.
If Lelouch is alive like I keep believing he is...Then...please give me a sign.
The shooting star began to turn toward the Ark.
When the two girls opened their eyes they were met with weird looks from the masked men and Gino.
"You guys do know that it's not a real shooting star right?" Gino asked. He didn't know Shadow as much as they did.
"He's right," Zero added as he turned his head back toward the oncoming Skeith. "But..."
Aero looked back with him and finished his sentence. "That doesn't mean that the wish will not be granted."
Gino looked from Zero to Aero with a confused look. "What do you guys mean by that?"
Noa, never having his eyes away from the star, answered for the group. "Shadow is to wishes as Zero is to miracles."
Gino didn't get what he meant at first until Kallen explained, "He has a knack of having individuals' wishes placed on him being granted."
"The same way that Zero has a knack for creating miracles," Alice added.
"Oh I get it! If I make a wish on him while his Knightmare looks like a shooting star, then I'm guaranteed to have a wish come true, right?" Gino asked, still not looking back at the Skeith.
"Pretty much," Zero answered.
"But you're too late for that to happen," Aero told him.
"Whaaaaat?" Gino turned his head back to See the Skeith was back to it's original form. "Damn! So much for that date with Kallen," he said, disappointed.
"Not even a wish would help with that," Kallen joked.
"Yeah well, I'd rather win you over myself," Gino said as they watched Skeith go land in the center of the city sector of the Ark. Alice ran to where the Skeith landed.
'Good luck with that,' thought Aero, 'She's definitely not easy to win over....I wonder what she wished for.'
The group went after Alice except for Noa. When they were gone he began to speak to himself.
"That was the prototype for the Knightmare Titan Armors....I wonder if you sending that was you rubbing in my face about you completing your Bonding Armor project before me? Or was it you reminding me of what's to come? Which was it Marcus?"
Unknown Location, Thousands of miles away
A man in a black cloak with a hood that covered his face in shadow stared out in the direction of where Noa was standing. With a deep voice he answered, "It was a reminder my brother. A reminder of what the Remnants will bring to this world."
Behind him another hooded, cloaked man approached. He wore a white mask with a blood red visor that was shaped like the Geass symbol. The man bowed behind the other man.
"Have you retrieved our newest member?" the leader asked, still gazing at the twilit sky.
"Me and my sister, Nadie, brought the boy from the EU as per your orders," answered the subordinate with an emotionless Japanese accent. "Is it true that he's-"
"The Fragment of Lelouch," the leader finished. "Yes."
"So if he's a Fragment like Kalin and Nadie....That means that Lelouch is alive somewhere."
"That also means that he is currently unaware of his counterpart, and I'd like to keep it that way."
"Now tell me do you have any qualms of what I might have you do in the future?" the leader asked.
"No," his minion answered immediately without doubt in his indifferent voice. "I have no more pride for my country. And she is no longer a sister of mine, for I no longer consider her as such. So if you ask it I will kill her."
"You are the most loyal of the Remnants, Naoto Kozuki."
"You honor me with your words Superior Marcus," said the man, still bowing. "When do we make our first move."
"We will wait for a few more months to make our move," the man named Marcus answered. "Then we will spiral the world into the world that will bring forth Armageddon."
Epilogue: A New Day
Roof of Ashford Academy
2 months after Zero Requiem's completion
"I thought you'd be here," said Adam as he appeared before the sitting unmasked Aero. "I know it's now your job to watch over her and all, but what if someone sees you without your mask Lelouch?"
Lelouch was reading a leader he, unbelievingly found fluttering in the wind the other day at the Narita Mountains. He looked up at his white-haired look-a-like and said in a casual voice, "Oh come on! I can't just wear it all the time. Besides, I love the feel of the breeze and all the students are in for classes."
Adam shook head. "Well I didn't come here for that anyway. I came here to tell you the Guardian's new idea for escaping boredom."
"Let me guess who put up the idea," said Lelouch, "Shinji?"
"It was Noa," Adam finally told him. That made Lelouch blink in surprise.
"What is it?" asked Lelouch, genuinely unsure of what Noa wanted.
Adam sighed. "We're going to throw a worldwide Knightmare tournament."
This intrigued Lelouch. "Hmm. When?"
"Not too long from now, actually. Maybe we'll broadcast news about it in a week or so," Adam answered. "Why?"
"I'd be a perfect way to break our ongoing tie in competing against each other," Lelouch said with an anticipated smirk.
Adam gave him the same look. "Yeah it would....By the way, what are you reading?" He pointed at the piece of paper Lelouch had.
"It's personal," Lelouch said in his serious tone of voice, that made Adam respect his privacy.
"Alright I won't read it," Adam turned around and before he teleported away he said, "See ya."
Lelouch returned to reading the letter with a smile.
Ne, Lelouch. The world has become a much better place afterwards. All the effort put into the war is now being redirected to poverty and hunger. All the world's hatred and evil have been thrown upon you...
Perhaps, it was easier for people to remember the name of one man instead of a system known as Damocles? Sounds good to be true, huh? But, that's also why people aren't imprisoned by the past...and can move on toward the future.
Heh. You might be laughing and telling me this was all according to your plan. Of course, there are still problems...But even so...
If you're alive and find this letter...I'd be great if you'd come back. I know it's a lot to ask and all but you still have to keep your part of our promise.
When he finished the letter he stuffed it into his pocket. When the bell rang for the end of the school day he looked over the edge of the roof and saw Kallen walking home.
"I am keeping my part of the promise to you," Lelouch said as he watched her go and put on his Aero mask and hood. "Just not in the way you'd expect."
As Kallen walked out the gates of Ashford she felt a gentle breeze grace her face.
Lelouch: Thank you for reading Code Geass: The Silver Knight.
Adam: If you have questions, comments or suggestions for the upcoming Tournament part of this yet to end series of fanfics.
Grimdivide: Then Review and/or PM me and tell me what you think.