|Huntik: The Return of the Ring of Arc
Author: heartbreakerninja PM
The curse is lifted from Joan of Arc's ring. this is good news till new powers and unexpected pain turn Loks world upside down. now the professor has his eye on him in hopes of gaining another powerful pet seeker to add to his collection. but he's not the only one with eyes on Lok. now with time running out and no one to save him. what will Lok do? and what is Dantes secret?Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Lok L. & Professor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 38,185 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 04-10-13 - Published: 12-17-11 - id: 7646495
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
hey heartbreakerninja here,
so how ya all doing? sorry its been so long been on vacation. been in disney world for 5 days and 2 days in tennessee [still in tennessee at the moment lol] its been a whole lot of fun and i got lots of pictures [i love pictures lol] havent decided if i want to put them on deviant art yet or on facebook. let you guys know soon. well anyway back to the objective of today.
i havnt done a lot of editing on this so if theres any mistakes let me know cause i havent a clue and i suck at spelling and the like lol.
anyway. enjoy the story and let me know what ya think :) hmmm i wonder how many of you actually read these author notes that i leave lol [*shrugs*]
see ya in the next chapter,
Lok, being still slightly out of it, didn't know exactly where he was and wasn't totally aware of what exactly happened. Like waking up from a dream, what happened between him and Zayev was slightly foggy. It was there but just out of reach. The same thing for what happen when he put on the ring. He wasn't even aware of how or even that he had been moved.
"Come on Lok time to wake up," said a gentle but somewhat familiar voice it was hard to tell though with the growls combined in it.
"Hmmm I don't whanna." Lok mumbled back to the voice. Soft chuckles with soft growls accompanying them that sounded nice in Lok's ears where his only answer to his mumbles.
"Very well but your friends are waiting for you to open your eyes little one." The gentle voice and growls said still chuckling.
At the mention of his friends Lok gave a tired sigh.
"Fine." Lok said with another sigh before stirring a little more.
Now while this little conversation was going on, Zhalia was gently shaking Lok's shoulder trying to wake him up. At first his one sided conversation sort of made sense but the weird "fine" didn't make any sense to her so she just chopped it up to he was still dreaming.
"Lok come on 3 hours is enough time to take a nap." Zhalia said with a nervous laugh.
"Don't push him Zhalia, he'll wake up when he's ready." Dante chastised. To tell the truth though, he was a little worried to, but Lok was a strong seeker and had proven that he could bounce back from a lot. This time would, hopefully, be no different.
Finally Lok rolled on to his side before slowly opening his eyes blinking away, the dimed but still bright, lights that were shining in his eyes. At first he just laid there still a little groggy and with a headache to boot. He really didn't want to wake up; he was having a weird and crazy but interesting dream about a talking wolf that was as big as a small horse. What was weird though was that he could have sworn he had just heard his voice telling him to wake up because his friends were waiting for him. Lok just chopped it up to still being half asleep.
Finally Lok looked over to see Zhalia sitting beside him with a look of relief on her face.
"Zhalia?" Lok said slightly confused as to why Zhalia was sitting next to him. Had he fallen asleep on the couch again?
"How you feeling Lok?" Zhalia asked getting another confused look from the young Lambert.
"Ok, I think." Lok said as he tried to sit up only to cause a case of vertigo to happen, sending his head spinning and to throb worse.
"Whoa there Lok slow down a bit. You've been through one heck of a ride. You probably want to take it easy for a sec." Dante cautioned Lok as he sat up the futon so Lok had something to lean against. This only caused Lok to give him a startled and confused look.
"What do you mean been through? What happened?" Lok asked confused more than ever. Dante and Zhalia shared a look before they turned back to the young Lambert who was laying a bit against the back of the raised futon, still slightly tired even after sleeping for 3 and a half hours; not to mention the nice sized headache he had.
"Lok, what do you remember from this morning?" Sophie asked, finally deciding to speak up.
"Umm well we were all sitting down. Then we listened to Guggenhiem and he told us about the ring of Arc." Lok answered looking down at his lap as he thought about what had apparently happened 3 HOURS AGO! It was a little fuzzy since he had just woken up or at least that's what he thought.
"Anything else?" Dante asked. "Like what happened after you put on the ring?"
Lok was shocked back in to the present when he finally noticed the ring on his right hand that he was unconsciously turning around his finger. When he finally noticed it he raised it up to his face for a better look. That's when it all hit him everything that happened before and after he was knocked unconscious, but he could only say one thing.
"Zayev." Lok said almost in a whisper. And as if on cue a wolf was heard howling before Zayev appeared in front of Lok.
"Nice to see you again little one." Zayev said with a wolfish grin with his tongue lolling out of his mouth. Looking around Zayev noticed that the others were looking at him shocked and a little defensive. "What? Never seen a guardian titan before? He said with the laugh Lok had begun to love so much. But it was Dante who was shocked back into reality by Zayev's statement.
"Wait, wait you're one of the 6 GUARDIAN TITANS! The same guardian's that are on par with the legendary titans of will, mind, and spirit?" Dante nearly shouted with shock.
"Actually there are only 3 of us but yes I am a guardian titan. You might know my by one of my other names for I have many. I have been called Hrolleif and Kadzait, even Leloo once or twice among others but it has always been customary for my new seeker to call me Zayev until they came up with a name they thought more suitable. My last seeker called me Gabriel which I can probably guess is the one you will recognize the best." Zayev explained in answer.
Now it was Sophie's turn to gasp.
"Wait you're Kadzait! THE Kadzait of Casterwill legend? The same Kadzait that worked together with Katipas Casterwill to try and help the French and the Indians to reclaim America from the British in the French and Indian war?" Sophie explained almost in one breath. Zayev turned towards Sophie with a wolfish smile on his face.
"You know your history, but yes I am the same Kadzait from that time. Katipas was an interesting seeker. He was one of only 3 of my seekers that have never had one vision the entire time we were bonded, which is strange as I am the guardian of sight." Zayev said fondly.
The entire time this was going Lok and Zhalia just kind of sat on the futon till Lok laid his head in his hands from the headache that was still raging on.
"You ok kido?" Zhalia asked Lok seeing that he had his head in his hand. This made Zayev turn his head to Lok and nozzle the top of his head with his snout causing his hair to fly around.
"Ya just a headache." Lok answered which was muffled by his hands.
"Zayev I have a couple of questions for you about what happened to Lok when he put on the Joan of Arc's ring. Like why he collapsed in pain when you and him bonded and how you have a consciousness somewhat like Cherit here." Dante said gesturing to the yama titan sitting on his shoulder, who waved at the large wolf titan.
Zayev dipped his head in understanding before walking over to stand toe to toe to Dante before looking him directly in the eye intensely. Dante didn't move but stared right back with the same intensity. Sophie looked back and forth between Dante and the titan confused as to what they were staring at each other so intently for.
"What is...?" Sophie started but Lok stopped her and shook his head.
"Shhhh, just watch Zayev know what he's doing." Lok answered knowingly.
"But how do you know that?" Sophie asked. Lok was acting like he knew Zayev for years. Lok looked at her and shrugged.
"Cause he told me so." Lok said like it was the most obvious thing in the world.
Zhalia was shocked to say the least on to finding out that Zayev was indeed one of the guardian titans that the organization had been looking out for for years now.
How did this one slip from their fingers? Something wasn't adding up right. Zhalia's eyes narrowed. Could Guggenhiem have something to do with it? Zhalia shook her head. No that couldn't be it the Huntik foundation just got lucky. There was no way Guggenhiem would betray the foundation. He was a lot of things but a traitor he was not. But still Zhalia would have to keep an eye on this situation a little more carefully then she usually would.
Zhalia turned to watch Lok and her gaze softened. The organization was powerful and Lok had something that they have coveted for a long time. He was in some real danger now. More danger than he had ever been in before. If the organization was to find out that he had The Ring of Arc and found out that it held the guardian titan Gabriel/Zayev within it; the professor would stop it nothing to get a hold of him. The professor would stop it nothing to get to him; and once he had him it would be hard to get him back especially with the professors mysterious ways of making sure his subordinates followed him at any cost. Lok was strong and Dante would also be around and of course she and Sophie were there too but still.
Zhalia bit her lip. She would have to speak with Dante and Sophie later on how to keep Zayev and Lok under wraps and out of the eye of the organization.
Zhalia turned back just in time to see and hear Zayev let out a terrifying growling bark right into Dante's face. Dante just stood his ground and continued to stare Zayev down. Sophie was shaking all over. She was completely frightened of the awesome might of the titan that was Zayev. She had read and heard the stories of his awesome might; but never had she experienced something of this magnitude ever before in her life. She turned to see how Lok was reacting to his willful titan; but to her shock Lok was grinning ear to ear like he had just learned something amazing.
"Lok aren't you scared at all? Why are you grinning like the cat from Alice and Wonderland?" Sophie asked exasperated with Lok's lack of fear of what was going on 2 feet in front of him. Lok look at Sophie confused.
"Didn't you hear Zayev explain what he was doing? He said he was testing Dante as he walked up to him." Lok asked. Zayev gave a little chuckle and a snort that blew Dante's hair everywhere before looking back over to Lok.
"That's because, little one, that I said that only to you with in our link. And to answer your question, dear Sophie, I wanted to see if Dante here was trustworthy enough to let him in on the inner secrets of the link between myself and Lok." Zayev told Lok and Sophie.
"And is he?" Zhalia asked. Zayev looked at Zhalia for a long time; almost staring with the same intensity as he did at Dante before he looked back at Dante.
"Yes, yes I think you all are." Zayev finally answered. Leaving Lok grinning even more.