|Time's Return, the Gift of Faturn Commericum
Author: Rionabelle PM
The OZ has fallen apart. DG had lost everyone and now Cain has died too. But she has been given the chance to go back and fix everything. She will do anything to protect the ones she loves. DGxWC.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - DG & Cain - Chapters: 12 - Words: 58,763 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 04-25-13 - Published: 02-13-12 - id: 7831399
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I absolutely love Tin Man. Like I'm slightly obsessed. But not really. Anyway.
I want to say that I got part of my inspiration for this story from dark shadowed rose's story Memories of a Time Not Yet Happened. I hadn't thought about time travel for this fandom before reading that story. But after reading it, the wheels started turnin' and my muse went crazy. So, yes, the time travel concept I cannot take credit for, but the backstory to the time travel and what is going to go on it still my idea. Well, except for the whole Tin Man thing. I don't own that. But you'll see that in the disclaimer on every. Single. Chapter. I think it will become clear by the end of this story. =D
Also if anyone knows – or is – a good Tim Man beta, I would love the help. I hate copy editing. And I'm bad at it. D=
Disclaimer: A lot of dialogue in later chapters will come straight from the series and I don't own it. Or the characters. Or most of the premise. I just love them ALL!
DG wasn't quite sure what to think. Actually she wasn't thinking. She was just sorta there... But not, you know?
She felt like she was floating on the edge of oblivion. Maybe that's where she's heading. No... I was doing something important... I have to stay!
But why was she here? She couldn't see anything. Not that it was too dark; there was just nothing to see. There wasn't even a floor. So how am I not falling?
Then everything hit her and her body physically trembled. Her mother's life slowly being sucked away, steadily but surely and taking her father with her. Az's authority and claim to the throne rejected. The plague and famine. The OZ's magic running haywire. Mobs and violence. So much violence.
Glitch's death protecting Fineaqua. Raw's overload on the hateful emotions and turmoil, causing his decent into madness and subsequent suicide. Jeb trying to save Az as the magic of the OZ ate her, taking him at well. That was the only way DG could think to describe what she had witnessed. Magic consuming her sister from the inside out, leaving behind only piles of ash where the young couple stood.
After that only DG and Cain were left of the Royal Authority, and hunted mercilessly. DG didn't know what she would have done, what would have happened to her if Cain hadn't been there. She knew she had he man she fell so hard for to thank for her life.
Actually, DG realized as she remembered more, she did know what she would do if she had lost Cain. When she lost Cain.
Her heart painfully clenched in her chest as images of Wyatt falling bloodied and dying at Zero's feet filled her mind involuntarily. She remembered fighting against the Central City citizens that held her back, scrambling to the only man she had ever cared about in that way, even though he didn't know it.
DG watched as he took his final breath while Zero cackles madly at his "success".
And then suddenly DG burned. She burned with sorrow, for her family, friends and love. Burned with anger at the OZ and magic, anger for the traitorous people of the kingdom and most of all - at the moment - Zero. Oh yes, most definitely Zero. DG decided in that moment of blind rage and anguish, Zero would die on this moonless night.
Her magic, already flowing freely with her raging emotions, obeyed her quickly. It was just as willing to avenge and bring justice for Cain, Adora, Jeb and all the countless others that he terrorized with his mere existence. Toto would have been proud had he not perished in the first siege of the Northern Palace.
Her magic flared and burned everything in a five foot radius – except Cain, pristine in his death. That frightened the people. None of them had seen a royal lose control like that. Many of them dropped their weapons immediately and ran for the doors.
But DG was in complete control, despite her emotional turmoil. Her mind was clear, with one focus at a time. She would let them go - many of them were just looking for some semblance of order, she was sure - but not Zero.
As he went to run, her magic instinctually lashed out, rooting him to the floor where he stood.
Slowly the glowing princess approached the murderer. She was a truly terrifying sight. Her magic, filled to the brim and looking for a release, was stirring up large gusts of wind, wreaking havoc in the old theatre DG and Cain had used for shelter. It was whipping her hair and tattered dress around her body. Her eyes were no longer the crystalline baby blues from her father, but glowing out white, magic shiny through every outlet.
"Adrian Zero," DG spoke but was unaware that it was not only her voice that left her mouth, "You assisted the Ventus Witch of the West in her reign of terror, willfully and gleefully. As such, you shall be punished as she - immediately and without remorse or forgiveness."
And DG released a bolt of magic like lightning gripping his heart and ceasing his life. The remaining magic coursing through his non-magic wielder body corroded him from the inside out, much like Az and Jeb had.
The last living thing in the room, possibly the building, DG tried to let go of her magic in order to crawl back to Cain and lie with him until her sorrow suffocated her.
But she couldn't
Before she had burned, but now, emotionally and physically exhausted, she was overrun. She felt magic rushing through every cell in her body. And it was expanding. Soon there wouldn't be enough room for her left in her own body.
Stumbling, losing control of her limbs, DG tripped her way over to Cain. Falling beside him, DG grasped for breath... Any breath...
Now, floating in nothingness, the only thing DG could focus on was Cain's dying words.
"Princess... Thank you... for giving me a life worth living again. Thank you... DG.. I l-"
Oh, Wyatt... DG broke down, anguished and strangled sobs tearing from her lips.
DG was so lost in her agony that she was unaware of the soft voice speaking to her from the void.
Amolestatem Dorthigale... Please hear me...
Not having enough strength to be properly startled, DG barely glanced around, "Who's there?"
It is I, the OZ as you would know me.
"I thought you were falling apart. You really should go get back to doing that," Dg spat bitterly.
Indeed I am. That is why I need you to gather yourself. You have much to do.
"You think that I give a mobat's ass about what you need right now?" DG said, with no strength behind her words.
I can send you back.
"Back? Back where? To a dying country, with no family and no help? I don't think so. Pick somewhere else. I hear the Bahamas are nice this time of year," DG screamed throatily. She really didn't care anymore. All she wanted was everything to be the way it was supposed to be the way it was supposed to be. Maybe the Great and Powerful OZ could send my back to fix my mistakes… Oh God… This is all my fault…
DG was about lost to tears again when the OZ broke through.
Is that really what you want? The light sarcastic undertone went undetected.
To go back? In time? A faturn commercium? It was clear that the OZ was faintly amused with the idea, as if it were preposterous.
What was not expected was, an understanding not her own fell on DG, and she ran with it, "Yes, Great Lady Ozma," DG felt shock coming from the OZ, "Send me back to correct my mistakes and set everything as it should have been. Grant me this under the mutual agreement of a Faturn Commercium."
A deafening silence persisted.
If this is what you really want, Amolestatem Dorthigale… DG felt her head nod vigorously… Very well. I grant you your request and wish you well on your quest. May your light be strong and guide you.
Then a white light appeared and quickly overtook her.
Yay! Before you guys tell me what you think and start asking me questions, I shall probably stem a few here. If there are words that don't look like English, that's because they aren't. In the story they are 'Ancient' but they are an actual language on Earth. Or at least a few words meshed together. And Google translated. =D They will be explained later on, and no, I can't tell you. They are important to the story later on. But don't be afraid to look them up. Anyone who guess them correctly… I'll message them and let them know with my congratulation I guess.
Okay long AN. Review and tell me what you guys think!