|The instruments of time
Author: adrogoz PM
Time has been damaged, and heroes and villians clash to gain control of the artifacts needed to repair it. Featuring characters from many, many series.Rated: Fiction T - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 31 - Words: 49,643 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 04-23-13 - Published: 01-24-12 - id: 7771282
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"I WILL BURN THIS CITY TO THE GROUND!" bellowed Deathwing, before taking to the sky again, burning down a row of mismatched houses as he flew
"That's not a good sign", said Teilight Sparkle
"A friend of yours?" Zig-Zag asked Spike.
"While you're burning this place down, I'll go and get the Instrument", said a voice from the dragon's back, before Juri leapt off Deathwing towards the group below.
"Shoryuken!" shouted a voice, as Juri was hit by a powerful uppercut in mid-air. Juri only just managed to land on her feet as her attacker landed opposite her, between her and Tintin's group. He was a well-built man dressed in white martial arts gear and a red headband.
"You again?" said Juri, recognising the man in front of her.
"I won't let you take the Golden Sword!" said the man.
"Like you could stop me!" said Juri.
Tintin and the others ran on as the two began to fight.
"Anything from the others?" asked Tintin as they ran.
"Nothing", said the Preacher.
A roar from above shook the ground as the great black dragon flew in pursuit of those on the ground, blasting the the road behind them with his fiery breath.
Just as the flames were drawing near, a police car skidded round a corner to stop in front of them, opening its door.
"Get in if you want to live", said the driver.
Tintin, Zig-Zag and the Preacher piled in before realising there wasn't room for all of them.
"We'll be fine", said Twilight Sparkle, creating a forcefield around herself and Spike. Before Tintin had the chance to protest, the door was pulled shut and the car drove on.
"Leave them", said a voice behind the three passengers, making Tintin jump slightly. "There are more pressing matters.
Behind them was a small round dark blue creature wearing a knight helmet mask and a cape carrying a gold sword.
"Is that the Golden Sword that martial artist guy and the woman from the dragon were talking about?" asked Zig-Zag.
"No, this is my own sword, Galaxia", said the round creature. "But I am one of the Golden Sword's four guardians. And from the sounds of things, someone has already gotten to the real thing.
Saruman the White strode into the temple at the centre of the city. Dogbert's plan to go in himself with Gibson and the street gang he had taken over was a good one. From the sound of his communications, the
city's guardians had been distracted by the dog's quite deliberate spectacle.
"Going somewhere?" said a voice from behind the wizard. Saruman didn't look round. If he had, he would have seen a man with orange hair and a long scar running down his left cheek.
"I see the Instrument's Guardians had the good sense to leave one among their number in the temple itself", said Saruman, raising his staff. The scarred man drew a sword as one of the swords lining the walls dislodged itself and flew into the wizard's free hand.
"Especially one such as yourself, Larten Crepsley. It is a pity that you should face a wizard in battle".
Saruman gestured forward with his staff and Crepsley was sent flying back. But, no sooner had Saruman turned to walk on, he was right behind him again. Saruman turned inhumanly fast and blocked the attack just in time with the sword.
"Your speed is impressive", said Saruman, before he burst into flames. The beard and robes burned away, replaced with what appeared to be a clown's costume. The flames flickered away across his body but continued to blaze around his head as the face of the white wizard burned away to reveal a face covered in makeup and a nightmarish grin. Suddenly, Larten found himself thrown against the wall as the real
Saruman stepped from the shadows. Another sword dislodged itself from
the wall and flew straight towards him, stabbing him in the stomach
and pinning him to the wall.
"We have wasted enough time on this vampire", said Saruman. "Mr. Kane,
come with me. We have an Instrument to collect".
"If you take the Instrument, the whole town will collapse", said
Larten as he tried to pull the sword from his stomach. "Everyone in it
will fade from history".
"They will not be mourned, as none shall remember them", said Saruman
as he walked on into the next room and pulled the golden sword from
the stone block it was set into. Immediately the block sank into the
ground. The stone bricks of the temple began moving in to fill the gap
before sinking into the ground themselves. The vampire could do nothing but struggle as the white wizard and the demonic clown took the Golden Sword of Timelines, the second Instrument of Time, to an ice-cream van waiting outside.
Then a flaming motorcycle ridden by a leather-clad being with a flaming skull for a head rammed into the back of the van.
The skull-headed being swung a flaming chain around the sword's hilt and pulled it from Larten's stomach before racing after the ice-cream van. Racing after it came a police car, a red and blue truck and a second motorbike ridden by a blond spiky-haired man with Zero riding on the back.
Gather the other visitors and hold the city together as long as
possible, said Larten telepathically to Ryu as he flitted towards the
second bike. He managed to catch up close enough for Zero to grab his
hand and pull him onto the back.
I'll bring back the sword.
I have a question for guest reader Ian Greene: When you request Simon
and Nia, from when in the series do you want them? Before or after the
Anti-Spiral? PM me rather than answering in a review, I don't want to
spoil anything for anyone who hasn't watched Gurren Lagann.