|Love at the Great Race
Author: Angelic Sakura Blossom PM
One rainy night, Eva stumbled upon the Nourasian pit and saw Aikka. She ran out of the pit in terror and Aikka chased after her. Soon after, Canaan called Aikka back. What if Canaan hadn't called for Aikka at that time? What was Aikka going to say to Eva? A look at episode 7 and on if Eva and Aikka got to talk just a few moments more. Eva's life will never be the same again.Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Adventure - Molly/Eva W. & Prince Aikka - Chapters: 24 - Words: 65,140 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 11-10-12 - Published: 08-30-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8481833
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
The three entered the black and white chamber. Jets of white water shot out of the river far below.
"I don't remember that feature," Eva muttered. Aikka took out an arrow and walked in front of Eva, readying his bow.
"Eva, stay between us," Aikka ordered. "We have to keep you safe from Canaletto."
"Right," Eva nodded, walking between them. The bridge began shaking and Aikka and Jordan stepped closer to Eva, protecting her.
"Something's coming!" Aikka warned them. Eva covered her head, dropping her flashlight in distress. The flashlight rolled off the bridge and into the jet of water shooting out of the river.
"I suggest we go before the jet of water decides to hit the bridge and destroy it," Jordan suggested hastily. The three ran off the bridge and into the crowning room. Eva leaned forward, looking at the pyramid.
"It hasn't been activated yet…" she noted.
"That means he's here…hiding in the shadows," Jordan muttered, gripping his gun. The three ran to one of the pillars next to the stairs. "I can't stand this; let's just bring him out into the open."
"Agreed," Aikka nodded. "Eva, stay here," he told her. "If anything happens, run to the pyramid and don't look back."
"But, what about you two…?" Eva asked.
"Do not worry about us, just be careful," Aikka instructed her. "Here," He smiled gently, taking out his dagger. "It may not be much but even Canaletto will feel the royal sting."
"But…Aikka," Eva muttered.
"Do not worry, we will protect you," Aikka promised, gently kissing her. "Are you ready?" he asked Jordan.
"Yeah," Jordan nodded.
"I expect you both back…very soon, do you got that?" Eva asked.
"We'll come back," Jordan assured her "We're your knights; it's our job to protect you." The two knights ran in opposite directions slowly swallowed by the darkness. Eva took a shaky breath and leaned against the wall, sliding down. She gripped the hilt of the blade and closed her eyes.
"Please be okay…" Eva jumped when Jordan began shooting. She quietly peeked around the pillar, looking at the gunner. To her, it seemed like he was shooting at nothing. Jordan flew back into the wall, and fell down, his laser cannon landing on his leg.
"Get down!" Aikka shouted, preparing a magic arrow. He let it go, nearly hitting Canaletto. The arrow crashed into the wall, causing a huge crater. Eva looked to her right, trying to see Jordan.
"Jordan?" She called softly. Jordan groaned as he weakly walked over to her, basically dragging his left leg. "Jordan! Are you alright?" She asked in shock. Jordan fell to his knees and groaned.
"Just a scratch," he groaned and leaned forward. Eva slid the dagger behind her belt. She dragged Jordan behind the pillar. "Forget me, just go to the pyramid. Aikka will protect you," he groaned out.
"We won't be long," Eva nodded, and ran over to the other pillar next to the steps. When Aikka looked over in her direction she waved to him. Aikka nodded and stepped forward, pointing at the pyramid. Eva nodded and went to the steps, sliding down the smooth surface next to it. She watched Aikka light an arrow and slowly walked towards a pile of rocks. When Aikka lit the arrow again she gasped and quickly hid in the small opening at the rocks. Aikka aimed his arrow every which way, trying to find Canaletto. He lowered the arrow and took a deep breath, closing his eyes. His crown began to glow, and he aimed his arrow quickly.
"You won't escape," he whispered quickly, releasing the Arrow. Canaletto caught the arrow with his magic and spun it around, making it absorb his evil powers. The demon aimed it at Aikka and smirked, flicking it back. Aikka quickly duck to avoid the arrow.
Eva gasped as several pillars began to break apart and crumble. She curled into a ball, covering her head in case any rocks fell on her hideout. When the room stopped shaking, she timidly crawled out, standing up.
"Aikka! Jordan!" She shouted, calling for her knights. "AIKKA! Jordan? JORDAN! Where are you?" She gulped and slowly walked towards the unharmed pyramid. She quickly tapped the dagger, making sure it was still there. As she stepped closer, the pyramid began to glow. Eva stopped suddenly and then nodded to herself, stepping forward. She was stopped by a force. Canaletto appeared in front of her, grinning evilly. Eva growled and quickly took out the blade rushing at him. She froze as the blade turned to ash, falling out of her hands.
"Your inner resources never cease to amaze me," Canaletto chuckled. "However, you are destined to join me, Eva."
"What makes you think I'll join you?" she asked feebly
"I know everything about you," Canaletto explained. "For centuries I have woven and unwoven time, just to find you. You are my creation, my secret weapon, my most trusted pawn."
"That's a lie!" Eva shouted.
"Deep down, you know I speak the truth," Canaletto growled out, pointing a finger at her. "For who else would refuse the Avatar's throne, but you? I waited in my cell for decades, patiently awaiting your arrival. And now, you've come to set me free."
"You're lying," Eva choked out, her body shaking. "I wasn't even meant to race!"
"And yet…you did…didn't you," Canaletto smirked.
"That's because you caused Rick's crash! Because of you…he can never race again!" Eva shouted.
"The human had the potential to win, but he thought too much of himself, so much so, that he wouldn't refuse the Avatar's throne," Canaletto explained. Eva's eyes widened as she watched images of Canaletto handing a scrub a liquid bomb. The images shifted, to the same scrub installing the bomb in the Whizzing Arrow I.
"And you got rid of Sul…" Eva added.
"That was not a part of my plan…but I had to improvise," Canaletto growled. "The fool dared to interfere with the course of destiny. He put my entire plans in jeopardy…he had to be…eliminated."
"I've never been free, have I…?" Eva whispered to herself. "You controlled everything about my life."
"You were free, Eva," Canaletto informed her, slowly drawing closer. "The death of your mother, and the desertion of your father, created the perfect alchemy of blazing pain within you. Once in place I simply waited for you to reach Oban and set the entire galaxy ablaze." Eva dropped to her knees, and cried softly.
"My mother…it was you…you made her crash…you're the one that killed her…aren't you…?" she asked weakly, staring at the floor with wide eyes.
"She had to disappear in order to bring out the best in you," Canaletto explained. Eva looked up at him in shock, staring straight into the palm of his hand. Red pulsations shot out, surrounding Eva. "Forget the past Eva…" he growled softly. Eva felt the world around her warp and twist as her mind became blank. "This is a new beginning," Canaletto smirked, raising Eva into the air. "Together we can bring an end to this world, and bring on a new one; a world of purity, a world without pain. We will change this world into a perfect and eternal…stillness," he breathed. Eva slowly floated towards the pyramid, her arms outstretched. "Surrender yourself to me, Eva. There is nothing to fear." Tears slid down Eva's cheeks and her hands touched the pyramid, activating it. Lights poured out, and Eva floated onto her back, ready to accept the Avatar's powers. The Creators appeared and seemed to glare at the lord of purity.
"Be gone Canaletto."
"You have no purpose here!"
"You are no longer the Avatar."
"Enough!" Canaletto growled. "The pyramid of power has been activated as is required, now fulfill your function! Give me back the powers of Oban!" Canaletto threatened. He fired at the creators. Each one he destroyed went to the orb above the pyramid, making it grow bigger.
"Eva…" a voice whispered. Eva slowly opened her eyes and looked at the giant pillar, leaning above the orb.
"Jordan…?"She muttered in her head.
"I…I love you Eva…" Jordan whispered, smiling softly at her. Canaletto began chanting a spell as Jordan slowly stood up, and fell into the orb.
"No!" Eva shouted, reaching a hand out. "Jordan!"
"NO!" Canaletto screamed, reaching out to touch the orb before Jordan. Jordan fell into the energy, causing it to lash out, destroying Canaletto.
"Eva…Eva wake up," Jordan whispered. Eva opened her eyes and found herself in a white space. Jordan floated above her, his entire body bathed in a gold glow. His face was the only thing that wasn't glowing, but even his eyebrows were golden. The mark of the Glalaxian knight was on the front of his shoulder, shining in white.
"Jordan…" she groaned, sitting up. "What happened to your body?"
"It's just for show," Jordan smiled softly. "The creators said it would wear off in a few weeks, when I've settled into my new role." He floated closer to Eva.
"So…you're the Avatar?" Eva asked in shock, looking up at him.
"Someone had to do it," Jordan nodded.
"I'm so sorry," Eva apologized. "You were never meant to be the Avatar, I was…"
"Don't worry about it," Jordan whispered. "I've always wanted to do something big with my life. I never had the strength to do anything on my own until now. This was my own choice. And let me tell you, it's really big." He smirked slightly, causing Eva to let out a small laugh. The Creators appeared behind him. "I have to go now."
"Wait," Eva called, standing up and placing a hand on his cheek. Jordan smiled and took her hand in his own.
"I know you love Aikka…but I didn't want to do this without telling you my feelings first," Jordan told her softly. He gently kissed her forehead and disappeared.
"Jordan?" Eva called out.
"Take care of yourself…Eva."
Eva's senses became overwhelmed. She could hear the sounds of many creatures calling out softly, and the wind blowing. The wind blew through the tall grass, tickling her skin. Eva sat up quickly, opening her eyes. She looked around, taking in the large field. She slowly walked towards a temple, looking around. She heard grunting noises and her head snapped back to the temple, her eyes widening. Aikka slowly walked around the temple, leaning on it for support. "Aikka!" Eva shouted, catching his attention. She ran towards him. "Aikka you're alive!"
"Eva!" He gasped. Eva jumped into his arms and kissed him. Aikka wrapped his arms around her, deepening the kiss.
"I'm so glad that you're alive," Eva panted, kissing him once more. Aikka accepted the kiss but quickly pulled away.
"I am so glad to see you again…but where is Jordan?" Aikka asked, looking around for the gunner. "Is he alright?"
"He's fine," Eva smiled "Better than ever."
"What do you mean?" Aikka asked.
"He took the powers of the Avatar to save everyone and destroy Canaletto," Eva explained.
"I'm sorry, I know that Jordan was your friend," Aikka apologized, holding her close.
"It's alright," Eva smiled, looking up at him. "I know that he isn't gone. He's watching over us. And I'm sure that if you ever break my heart again, he'll use his Avatar powers to kick your ass," she smirked teasingly.
"Well then," Aikka smirked back "I guess I'll have to protect you," Aikka smirked quickly kissing her. "And love you," he kissed her once more, causing her to blush. "And never let anything come between us." Aikka smiled, kissing her slowly. "I'll never let you go again."
"I'll never let you go again either," Eva smiled. She pulled him closer, kissing him once more. They stopped when they heard a noise and looked up, finding the flying temple, with five modules surrounding it. The symbol of the Avatar lit up and beams of light shot out of the marks, showing the teams where it was.
"Eva!" Don shouted, running towards them. Eva gasped and ran out of Aikka's arms, hugging her father.
"Dad!" She gasped happily.
"Oh Eva, I'm so glad to see that you're safe," Don smiled.
"Good to have you back little mouse," Rick smiled, ruffling her hair. Aikka looked away from the sight, not wanting to interrupt. He looked to the sky in shock to see G'dar flying towards him, Canaan on his back.
"Prince! Prince Aikka!" Canaan called.
"Canaan! G'dar!" Aikka gasped, running towards his beetle as he landed. Eva spotted Ning and Skun running towards the module as well. From another direction she spotted Lord Furter's crew. She turned around to find Muir walking towards them as well.
"We will meet again, soon," Aikka smiled, looking down at Eva. "You must see my kingdom and my family. You'll love them." Aikka smiled at her.
"Your family?" Eva asked in shock.
"Yes, I can already tell that my little sister will love you," Aikka smiled. "Amanita likes anything that I like."
"Seeing your kingdom, and meeting your family…is that a promise?" Eva smirked.
"It is a promise," Aikka nodded, facing her completely. He wrapped an arm around her waist and smirked. "Shall we seal it our normal way?"
"Yes please," Eva giggled, wrapping her arms around his neck. Her father cleared his throat, stopping her from kissing him.
"Eva," Don warned. Eva huffed and pulled back, rolling her eyes.
"I'll see you soon. Don't keep me waiting too long, or who knows what might happen," Eva smirked, teasingly. "I might feel compelled to date someone else."
"I'll try not to make you wait, my princess," Aikka chuckled, leaning closer to her once more.
"Prince Aikka," Canaan called. Both of the teens could sense the impatience in his voice.
"I think our guardians are getting very impatient and annoyed with us," Aikka suggested.
"Let them get that way," Eva smiled, pulling his face closer. "Who knows when we'll see each other again."
"Eva!" Don shouted. "Get over here before we leave without you!"
"Prince Aikka! The module is ready for us!" Canaan yelled. Eva groaned and hung her head back.
"Killjoys! Can't you let us have a few moments of peace so we can part ways happily?" Eva shouted, letting go of Aikka. The prince smirked and grabbed her wrist as she turned around. He pulled her back to her and slammed his lips against hers. Eva smiled into the kiss and wrapped her arms around his neck, pulling him closer. Their lips moved against each other's, deepening the kiss. They both gasped as Eva was pulled back and tossed onto someone's shoulder. "Rick! Put me down!" Eva shrieked, punching his back.
"No way, Don's gonna blow a gasket if you don't come right now," Rick smirked. "See ya Aikka."
"Good bye, Rick," Aikka bowed. "I'll see you soon Eva!"
"See ya," Eva sighed, waving to him halfheartedly as Rick carried her off.
"I do not like that prince one little bit," Don growled as Rick set Eva down.
"What else is new," Rick smirked.
"Come on, dad! Would you rather I date an honorable prince, or a bad boy?" Eva asked.
"Neither," Don answered quickly.
"He's a robot," Stan sighed.
"He just cares about his daughter," Koji defended.
"Why do you keep defending him?" Stan sighed.
"Because I pay him," Don answered.
"He pays you?" Stan asked in shock. Koji rolled his eyes and quickly kissed Stan.
"We'll discuss it later," he smiled. Stan grumbled, and crossed his arms. "I can easily get you to smile when we get back home," Koji smirked.
"Oh la la," Eva teased, wiggling her eyebrows.
"Sh-Shut up!" Stan blushed. "Koji, I thought that was supposed to be a secret until we got back to Earth?"
"Please, we all knew," Rick smirked, rolling his eyes. The module above them opened up and lifted them into the air.
"Good bye Oban…goodbye partner…you'll be the best Avatar ever," Eva smiled. She turned around to face the flying temple and kissed her fingers, blowing Jordan a kiss, even though she didn't know where he was. She faintly heard the Drudgers begin to sing as the modules shot off.
Inside the flying temple, Jordan watched his team disappear. A lone tear slid down his face.