|Waiting For The End
Author: Mazula PM
Once, they were simply two average sisters brought up from an abusive family. Now they are sucked into a whole new world where they are asked to help defend its people against the darkness. Its up to Piper and Pepper to set things right and fight this new evil that is threatening the Matoran. Summary sucks, story was fun to do though! Please read! Collab with Stormseeker123Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 26,628 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 04-06-13 - Published: 09-15-12 - id: 8529379
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Waiting for the End.
A Voice Like a Riot.
A/N~ Here's chapter three! Enjoy folks and please review! And remember, this is NOT Humanized!Bionicle, but canon! As in the characters are as robotic as they are in the movies and books, but Piper and Pepper are still human!
Characters: Piper (OC), Pepper (OC).
Universe: Bionicle, AU.
Genre: Angst, hurt/comfort, adventure.
This is NOT Humanized!Bionicle this time, but canon-based Bionicle.
ALSO! I know I said the Bionicle characters in this were canon but…I couldn't resist. To see what they look like in my fic (in my eyes at least) see link in my profile or copy-paste this into the URL bar!
www dot Brickshelf dot com / gallery / CAgoldrush / drawings / kongu _ matorocolor dot jpg
browse dot deviantart dot com /?q = nikira + bionicle # /d23kxbo (remove the spaces)
I DO NOT OWN THESE IMAGES! They belongs to Nikira12 of DA. GO LOVE ON HER DAMNIT!
So yeah, the Bionicle peeps on this AU are more taller and streamlined in terms of the Matoran with more humanish face/masks. So yeah, longer legs, smaller torsos, but still shorter than humans.
Matoran: 3 ½ - 4 feet to 4 1/3 feet at most.
Turaga: 4 ½ to under five feet at most.
Toa: 6 to 6+ feet at most.
And that is all. Enjoy!
Lots and lots of pain. Well, more like aches than pain. And burning. Like the after burns when you spilled something hot on yourself. And dirt. They were face down in dirt. Well that wasn't too much of a surprise, considering where they now lived. But still, weren't they sleeping in a crappy run-down shack?
Pepper blearily opened her eyes and groaned. Her head hurt and her body felt like it had been taken apart then slapped back together. She could feel a throbbing in her temples, and shut her eyes as light met her irises. It was too bright.
Wait, bright? Since when was it bright in her and Piper's old shack? If anything it should be dark and dank as a cave with only a few streams of poor light from a crack or two…
'Wha…?' she thought, 'Maybe I should get up now…'
Groaning to herself, Pepper slowly opened her eyes, allowing them to adjust to the light above her. Once she was sure she wasn't about to go blind, she turned her face up and looked around. She stared in utter confusion.
Trees. Lots and lots of trees and bushes. But these weren't like the pine and oak trees she was used to. Palms towered over her along with other giants with huge leaves to match. Bushes bursting with leaves ranging from quarter sized to as big as her torso spread out everywhere. The sounds of buzzing bugs, a few birds, and rustling foliage assaulted her ears as she looked around slowly, taking note of the various tropical colors in the trees and bushes.
This was not at all like the forest Pepper and her sister had been living in. No, this looked like something out of a postcard from Hawaii!
'Where…? How!?' Pepper thought, now thoroughly confused, if not freaked out.
Her heart beating harshly against her chest, Pepper slowly sat up on her knees and scanned the area again. This could not be real, she thought. What had happened? She didn't recognize any of the plants or anything! And it was…warm. The air was humid and warm, but the forest she and her sister had been in was cold and dry when it wasn't raining. And it was almost always cloudy and grey; here it was sunny!
"Huh?" Pepper looked down by her knees as she heard a slight rustling of leaves.
She sighed. It was just a bug, a beetle by the looks of it. It was just scurrying around, munching on leaves and scooting up dirt to-
Her eyes widened in horror.
That…that was no normal bug…!
'Me-…metal!?' she thought, scooting back in horror.
The beetle was not normal. Instead of a brittle carapace found on most bulky bugs, it was covered in a shiny, hard metal shell! Its horn, reminisce of a rhino beetle's, was much larger and longer with a barbed point. And its eyes…
"They're…glowing…?" Pepper rasped.
Its eyes weren't the tiny, black, almost invisible bug eyes she was used to seeing. They were round, yes, but more oval shaped and slanted. They were lit up and glowing a light orange-yellow.
"Uuh…" she said dumbly.
The beetle barely gave her a glance before its hard wing case split open, and it flew away into the foliage. Blinking owlishly, Pepper slowly got up on her feet. Her balance was very unsteady, and she experienced a major episode of vertigo for no apparent reason. She barely caught herself from falling and instead sat up in a crouch, her hands planted in front of her on the ground to keep her from toppling over.
"Uhn…my head…!" She groaned.
"Ugh…" Pepper perked up and swiveled her head around.
She found her sister, Piper, lying face down in the dirt a few feet off from her, the hood of her hoodie pulled up over her head. Pepper mentally shook her head. That girl could sleep anywhere…
"Hm?" Pepper looked up just past her sister and into the darker bushes.
Something…something was there. Pepper frowned and squinted her eyes, wiping some of the dirt from her rather useless glasses. Once they were (somewhat) clear, she crawled a bit closer to her sister and had a closer look.
"What the…?" she muttered.
She could make out a very vague shape huddled in the leaves. It was green, so it was hard to distinguish it from the actual leaves. Now hovering over her still sleeping sister, Pepper reached over carefully, her hands shaking, and pushed some of the leaves aside.
It looked like a-
"AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!" Pepper shrieked and jumped back, falling on her rear.
"Wha…? Peps…?" Piper finally woke up and sat up on her knees, rubbing her eyes before she looked over at her pale-as-death sister.
"Sis? What's up? Why are you yelling?" She asked tiredly.
Pepper, unable to speak, only raised a hand and shakily pointed it to the bush she had been looking in, her mouth gaping in a silent scream. Piper blinked with a raised brow. She looked over her shoulder and towards where her sister was pointing
Yellow eyes, green armor, alien mask, short stature of maybe under four feet tall. And shivering in utter terror while pressed up against a tree trunk. This was all Piper caught in her line of vision. And somewhere in her sleep-muddled mind, this wasn't right.
"Oh…hey Peps, what's with the robot?" she asked.
Robot…something seemed to click in her head, and when it did, all sleep vanished from her person. Piper blinked and looked back at the robot thing, then to her sister, and back again.
All three shrieked like the devil himself had suddenly appeared. And before anything else could be said or done, Piper, out of pure instinct, jumped up, grabbed her sister's hand, yanked her up, and hauled ass out of there.
"AH! Piper! What are you doing!?" Pepper cried, frantically trying to keep up with her sister's suddenly lightning-fast feet.
"What do you think!? We're getting away from that…that…I don't know!?" Piper cried.
Her head was in too much of a frenzy to think straight. It was all instinct now. And her instincts were telling her to get as far away from that robot thing as possible, and make sure her sister was safe.
But what was going on? Where were they!? What was this forest? Why was there a robot here!? She didn't understand!
'Why…?' her head screamed.
"Piper stop!" Pepper yelled.
Breaking out of her haze, Piper yelped just as their legs collided with a fallen tree hidden in the foliage. They both cried out as pain erupted in their shins and pitched forwards into a front flip. A sharp impact sprung forth from their backs and reverberated through their chests as they landed back first on the ground of what looked like a dirt road. Somewhere in their minds, they registered just how tired they were and that they probably hit their heads sometime during their tumble. A sharp throbbing was apparent in the backs of their heads, and it was getting harder to stay awake…
"What is this!?"
'What…? Voices?' Piper thought.
"I-I don't know! I-I just saw them in the grove-clearing and-"
Piper and Pepper groaned as the throbbing in their heads intensified. Just above them, they could vaguely make out shapes. Two of them were green, one larger than the other, and the others were white and grey, one also larger than the other. Piper grimaced as her vision became fuzzy and dark, her eyes drooping.
'Peps…' she thought before succumbing to unconsciousness…
"What do you think they are?"
"I have no clue-idea…"
'Ugh…what the…?' Piper groaned and winced, her head throbbing. Again. What was it with her always waking up in some kind of pain?
"Hey, I think they're waking up!"
"Get back, we don't know what they'll do!"
Voices…she was hearing voices. Great, just what she needed to add to her growing list of 'things that make me weird'. What next?
"Should we…do something?"
"I don't know. They seem pretty harmless…"
"Coming from you? You'd happily race-run up to a pissed-raging Kikanalo and hug-tackle it if mister icy-stiff wasn't there to stop you!"
"Bite me, and don't you talk to him like that!"
'What to do, what to do…' Piper thought.
On one hand, she could wake up and possibly confront these voices if they were real. And on the off chance they were, she could either be A, killed. B, helped. Or C, turned into some kind of alien experiment of some sorts. She was pretty sure it was more of those robot things talking. She could hear soft breathing beside her; that was good, it meant pepper was still with her and, thankfully, asleep. It wouldn't do to have her have a panic attack when they were outnumbered.
"Kongu! Don't get so near-close to it!"
"Hey, you awake? Hellooooo~?"
Piper felt something poke her side and groaned. Maybe she should wake up…
Piper blearily opened her eyes with a groan, her vision out of focus and blurry. It slowly started to clear up thankfully. She blinked and looked up.
And got a face full of green with two curious yellow-green eyes just centimeters from her own face.
It's lid-flipping time.
"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHH!"
All in the span of ten seconds, numerous things happened. Firstly, Piper had screamed bloody murder. Second, the green robot, not expecting the scream, screamed himself in fright and ran to hide behind a slightly taller green robot. Somewhere between the first and second event, everyone else started yelling in fright, and thus had woken Pepper up. Her waking up scared all of them into screaming again, and Piper instantly jumped into her defensive mode and backed them both up against a wall after an exclamation of the holy feces. (2)
Both parties stared at each other, panting from shock and fright, and both pinned up against opposite walls. Both Pepper and Piper couldn't help but take note of the robots' appearances as they stared at them in a mix of observation and fear…
There were four of them as far as they could tell; two of them were smaller, and the other two were slightly taller and sporting staffs. Both sets were different colors and had different patterns and 'faces'. (3)
Off to the right were the two white ones. One was maybe around four and a half, to maybe under five feet tall, and had a square, owlish face with dark blue eyes, and a staff with a pickaxe-like end. He was all mostly grey and white, wearing a grey shrug or cape over his shoulders with intricate embroidery stitched into it. He was rather thin, but had obvious anatomy structure. He honestly reminded the girls of the newer transformers characters. Currently he had an arm in front of the smaller robot protectively and half hidden behind his person. And with him being so hidden, the girls couldn't really make out how he looked.
The green ones were definitely different. The taller one had a rounder head and yellow eyes. He was covered in various shades of green and had a similar cape like the white one, but it had different patterns and was a dark forest green. He was also around maybe four and a half feet tall.
Next to him and cowering in the corner was the short lime-green one. He was maybe under four feet tall, maybe three and a half feet tall. He had yellow-green eyes and a more streamlined face. His hands and feet were oversized, the girls noted. He was currently staring at the girls in terror, as if he was expecting them to get up and bite him.
All of them had odd glowing crystal-like stones in the center of their chests. They weren't too bulky or broad, but they couldn't be called slender or narrow either.
The staring had progressed over the course of three minutes, and not one to enjoy awkward silence and staring, pepper decided to try and say something.
The short green robot jumped and ran over to the taller green robot and clung to his side, point at Pepper.
"It said something!" he cried.
Piper growled, "Hey, don't you call my sister an 'it' you freaky robot!"
"AAAAAAHHHH!" The green one screamed again, causing Piper to wince and Pepper to hide behind her.
"Shut up already!" Piper snapped.
"Spirits above, shut up!" The taller white one snapped.
"Sissy, make it stop…!"
"I said SHUT UP you midget!"
"Kongu calm down!"
"SON OF A BITCH!"
"Oh Mata-nui above and beyond, SHUT YOUR MOUTHS AND LISTEN!"
Complete. Utter. Silence.
All heads spun around to the new voice, which had resonated from behind the tall white robot, and towards the smallest of the group in the room.
This one was all white and light sandy blue with a round face and what appeared to be some kind of scope over his right eye. The exposed eye was a deep, bright aquamarine blue that matched the stone in his chest. He was narrower and shorter than the three others, and thinner than the short green one. He held a very strong air of finality and authority, as if he was radiating a clear message to the others that he was not going to take anyone's crap. He frowned deeply at everyone present as he stepped out from behind what the girls guessed to be his leader.
"Are we DONE screaming now?" he asked, "Spirits above, you're going to shatter my scope with all these decibels!"
Pepper shuddered and huddled behind her sister, "He's scary sis…"
"Tch, I can take him." Piper muttered.
"Back off!" Nuju snapped at the girls, his armor nearly bristling off of his body like cat's fur as he bore his teeth at them.
Pepper promptly fainted.
"AH! Sis!" Piper cried, turning around to shake her sister awake, "Pepper! Come on wake up! Don't you leave me here with these freaky robots!"
"Who're you speak-calling a robot!?" snapped the tall green one.
"Why the hell are you speaking like that!?"
"Uhh…" Pepper suddenly roused from her spell and blearily looked around, "Sis…I thought I heard R2D2…"
"Well, you're close…" Piper said, eyeing the tall white one.
He gave her a very intimidating glare, and Pepper was instantly reminded of her sister's own 'Death Glare'. Piper actually matched his glare with her own, and both locked gazes in a battle of the Death Glare. Pepper swore she saw sparks going off between them.
The small white one palmed his forehead, "Ugh, I swear to Mata-nui, I'm gonna tie you all up if you all don't CALM DOWN right now and explain yourselves!"
"We!? Explain ourselves!?" Piper snapped, standing up to hopefully intimidate the room with her taller stature, "It's you who needs to do the explaining! Where are we!? What the HELL are you!? And why does THAT-"
Piper paused and pointed to the short green character in the corner digging through her and Pepper's bags.
"Have my BRA on!?" (4)
"What's a bra?" it asked, adjusting the strap over his shoulder.
"GIVE ME THAT!" Piper snapped, snatching her bag and clothing article off of the green being.
Pepper squeaked and grabbed her sister's arm, "Sis, calm down…" she said.
"Look…" The small white one said, much more calmly this time, "We just want to know who and what you are, and possibly why you are here. I can certainly say you're not Rahi at the very least."
"They're not?" The tall green one asked, surprised.
"No, they're not. Trust me."
While they were debating with each other, the short green one decided it was safe to approach the girls and walked up behind them. Blinking curiously, he reached out and poked the back of Pepper's neck.
"Wha the-!? BACK OFF!" Piper, after seeing the flash of green behind her sister, turned around, pulling Pepper with her, and swung her leg out in a round-house kick, nailing Kongu right in the jaw.
"GAH!" He fell to the ground in a daze with Piper fully fired up.
"Will you please just-"
"BACK OFF! Get away from us!" Piper snapped, pushing herself and her sister back against the wall.
The short white one approached the girls with his hands up, "Look, will you please just-?"
"NO!" Piper blindly kicked out, connecting her heavy booted foot to the smaller being's stomach and kicking him across the room.
"Gah!" he choked as his back collided with the back wall.
"Matoro!" The taller white one kneelt down to him, checking him over for any serious damage, but all that was present was the boot print contrasting obviously on his white body.
He snarled and turned to the girls, his eyes glowing a brighter hue of blue along with his mask.
"What are you-HEY!"
This had to be a dream, the girls thought. This had to be a sick dream! There is no way they were actually floating in the air and nearly touching their heads to the ceiling right now. This could not be happening! (5)
"Put us DOWN!" Piper snapped, clutching at her sister tightly.
"What did I do!?" The taller green one along with everyone else, sans the two white ones, were up in the air.
"Shut it Matau! And you! Explain yourself RIGHT NOW!" The taller white one pointed at Piper threateningly.
"Turaga, that's enough. Please put them down, you're scaring them." Matoro said calmly.
"No Matoro, not if they are going to pose a threat to you and the others!"
"She kicked me, she didn't put a hole in my chest! It was my fault anyways," Matoro said irritably, "Now put them down, please."
"Nuju…" Matoro said sternly, narrowing his eyes at Nuju with crossed arms. He was the very picture of (not really) attitude.
The two had a bit of a stare off, and in that time, the occupants floating in the air via Nuju's mask powers were either watching with bated breath, or still too frightened to notice. And not even a minute later, eyes still locked, Nuju finally relented and broke eye contact.
"Fine…" He groused, cutting his power off.
"AH!" The girls fell to the floor none too gently.
Matoro fixed Nuju with a stern look, the Turaga looking back at him nonchalantly.
"You didn't say gently."
"It was implied."
"Ugh…no more…!" Pepper squeaked, pale as a sheet and shaking madly, she shuffled back and under the bed she and her sister had previously been sleeping on. Her sister eventually joined her, both shaking and clearly frightened.
"You sure they aren't Rahi?" Matau asked, recovering form his own ungraceful fall.
"Oh for the love of…" Matoro sighed and pushed past Nuju. He kneeled down in front of the bed and peeked under it at the girls, "Hey, come on out you two, we just want to know what is going on so we can maybe help you." He said gently.
"What's going on…? What is GOING ON!? Are you kidding us!? We woke up in this weird place to a bunch of robots, were floating in the air for no apparent reason, we're hiding under a bed, and now we're freaking out! And all because of some stupid voice and these stupid amulets!" Piper shrieked.
"Amulets? Voice?" Nuju echoed curiously.
"A-a voice in the mist t-told us that we would be a-able to find a better place to l-live if we helped someone…I don't know! It went too fast!" Pepper cried, hiding her face in Piper's shoulder.
"Mist? How odd…" Matoro muttered to himself.
"Pft, more like crazy-insane!" Matau voiced.
"You're not helping Kohlii-head." Nuju growled.
"Whatever! Either way, we can't heart-trust these…things! For all we know, they could be spies or a new evil-threat of Makuta!"
"What does a Makuhita have to do with this!?" Piper rasped. She didn't think they even knew about Pokémon… (6)
"Erm, no, I'll explain that later," Matoro said, "But in the meantime, can you please tell us at least what you are?" he asked.
The two sisters looked to each other uncertainly, as if mentally conversing. Matoro waited patiently, just watching them without any sense of urgency in his eyes. He simply sat patiently waiting, and he seemed to be the only one in the room who wasn't looking at them with either terror, or resentment.
"…we're talk if the rest of you leave." Piper said, Pepper nodding in agreement.
"Now wait just a minute you little-"
Matoro looked up at Nuju pleadingly, "Please Nuju? If it's going to help, I think I can survive a few minutes with them. The worst they can do is kick me again." He said with a light smile, Piper's cheeks puffing up slightly in a pout.
"I don't think it's a good-"
"…tch." Nuju huffed and grabbed the other two by their arms and hauled them out the door, "You have ten minutes." He said and shut the door.
Once they were gone, it was silent for a long while. It was deafening, almost uncomfortable. But once he was sure Nuju wasn't going to come barreling in and change his mind, the small white being turned back to the girls with a friendly smile.
"Now then, shall we talk?"
To be continued…
A/N~ Aaaahhh, not too overly satisfied with this, mostly because it's part of a two (maybe three) part dialogue chapter set that will follow up and clear any and all confusion you the reader are no doubt experiencing XDD so just be patient please!
1-) The irony of this chapter title should become pretty apparent soon.
2-) Revel in the holy feces! XDD
3-) Since the girls don't know about the Bionicle race, they don't know that their faces are masks. They will be getting a few basic lessons on their race in the next chapter.
4-) Kongu was snooping through their things, and seeing as they have no use for those kind of things, he has no idea what a bra is used for. Ergo this. It gets worse later. XD
5-) Nuju has the mask of telekinesis, so it's pretty obvious as to how and why this happened.
6-) Makuhita is a Pokémon. Makuta is the main antagonist in Bionicle. You seeing the name confusion here? XD