'Fight Plan, Part 2 And Epilogue'
He finally came to Yakumo, who only needed one guard to hold her in place. "This one… this one was the closest to the 'presence'." He took up her left hand and showed Hikari the wedding band on her ring finger, "I think they are VERY close. I also do not think she is an enterran. I think she might be…"
Hikari sighed with annoyance, "She might be… what, Akira?"
"A human… interesting," Hikari stood up from his throne and walked to Yakumo, motioning for the guard to lax his grip on the woman. "From what Akira has told me, girl, you are very close to the person I seek," he grabbed her chin to make her look him in the eye, "What was the name of the man you were with?"
Yakumo stayed silent, trying to word her answer the right way.
The door behind the throne opened quietly, unnoticed by all but Yakumo in the throne room. Mushrambo, and all those with him, filed in stealthily as to not be seen by the other servants and guards.
"Tell me, girl!" Hikari yelled at Yakumo.
She still stayed silent, watching her companions from the corners of her eyes.
Megumi came behind Michiko, and quickly covered her mouth so she would not scream; Sakura soon came after Megumi, and covered the mouth of her most-hated enemy, Yuki.
"Answer me or I shall kill you, right here- right now!" Hikari drew his sword from his side.
Mushrambo and Franken quickly carded all the guards standing in the doorways.
"Fine then, your death wish is granted, girl!" Hikari swung his sword at Yakumo, who was saved at the very last possible moment by her husband.
Hikari stood in shock, his sword midair, and staring at a face he never thought would come.
"Hello, father," Mushrambo darkly said to his sire.
Yuki had fought her mouth away from Sakura's hand and screamed, "It's a trap, darling. A trap!"
Hikari ignored his second wife and looked Mushrambo straight in the face, "Greetings, my son. I did not expect a visit from one I presumed was dead."
Mushrambo carded the guard holding Yakumo and gently urged her to stand with Sago and Mushra, who had already taken out the guards holding the kittens and Binka, and were now trying to free Kutal and Suki.
"I heard Kimyras told you and the entire kingdom I was dead," Mushrambo turned to face Hikari, his stance saying he was ready to fight.
"He did, didn't he? That fool… too bad he isn't here now so I can punish him for this treachery," Hikari raised his sword, ready to fight.
"Lord Hikari?" Franken called.
Hikari turned slightly, ready for an attack from either of the two men.
"It seems that my agreement with your father has been soiled. I am here to cleanse it of your wrongs," Franken said to the younger lord.
"My wrongs? What wrongs have I committed?" Hikari laughed, "Your daughter was unable to give me another heir, which was needed for the throne and part of my father's and your agreement."
"That is not true," Mushrambo stated, bringing his father's attention back to him.
"How is it not?" Hikari asked, slightly confused but holding his ground.
"My poor Sakura was pregnant when you demoted her to a lowly maid- she was pregnant with your heir, the rightful heir as stated within the agreement," Franken continued.
"Pregnant?" Hikari lost his demeanor for a split-second, but kept his stance. "If she was pregnant, then where is this alleged heir?"
"Right over there," Mushrambo lowered his sword and pointed at his sister, who was still holding Michiko in a death grip.
Sakura knocked Michiko unconscious with her left foot, and nudged Megumi to walk over to her brother.
She took the hint and stood by Mushrambo, slightly scared of what her father would think.
"I have all rights to the Dark Throne of Samurai," Mushrambo stated, bringing his sister close, ready to defend her.
Hikari took a scrupulous look at the girl, taking in every aspect of her.
Yuki once again escaped Saukura's hands and cried out, "My lord, you must not believe these liars! They are just after your throne!"
Hikari stared aimlessly, hypnotized, "I do not believe these liars… they are just after my throne…" He chanted to the air.
Suki was now free of her guards and called out to Mushrambo, "He's hypnotized! Mushrambo, Yuki is controlling him with a Phantom's Song!"
Mushrambo looked behind him to Yuki, and indeed- she seemed to be making some sort of special attack.
"She's right, Mushrambo. It's a Phantom Beast's specialty! We must snap him out of it!" Franken warned his grandson.
Sakura quickly dropped Yuki out of her hold, backing away out of fear.
Mushrambo quickly rushed over to Yuki, who was chanting things into Hikari's mind. She tried hopelessly to escape being carded, but was no match for Mushrambo's quick flick of the sword. In a blink of an eye, Yuki's card was fluttering towards the ground and Hikari snapped awake, looking at his surroundings like he had no clue as to where he was.
"And it's over…" Franken sighed, slightly grinning at the thought.
After things had settled down, the kingdom of the Water Throne of Sea-dwellers and the Dark Throne of Samurai were at peace. Mushrambo took his place rightfully as Crowned Prince, with Megumi right by his side as princess.
Hikari didn't remember anything between the first time Yuki hypnotized him, not long before she became his mistress, and when Mushrambo had carded the Phantom woman.
He had lost many years of his memory, but he said it was okay as long as he had his queen, Sakura, and his two children by his side, not including Michiko.
Speaking of which, Michiko had mysteriously disappeared with Kimyras after the Phantom King had come back and found that his daughter had been carded and Hikari was back to himself.
Mushrambo considered going after him to make him pay, but Yakumo convinced him that they were no threat now. Mushrambo still wanted to go after the missing two, that is, until Yakumo told him that she was pregnant with the first enterran-human on Enterra.
All was back to normal on Enterra.
After all the fuss, Franken came to a realization that he needed an heir. He had no children but Sakura, his wife had died years ago (with no hope of rehabilitation of her card), and both his grandchildren were ineligible because of the old agreement.
So after many months of thinking, King Franken decided to name his best general's son as his heir, which happened to be Sago (who had gone back to his father and apologized for running off all those years ago). Sago and Binka were still going strong in their relationship, and it was plausible that the old plain Binka would be the next queen on the Water Throne of Sea-dwellers.
Even more years had passed and Yakumo was pregnant with Mushrambo's fourth child. The first child named Katsuro, now eight, who looked like a clone of his father and a personality much like both his parents- quiet but caring; and the second child was named Kichiro, now three, who had the looks of his mother but the quiet factor of his dad. Akio, now two, also looked like his father, but was mostly clueless- like his mom.
Sago and Binka were married; not late after they had their own child, Sayuri- the new heir to Franken's throne at the age of one. Sayuri didn't inherit Binka's looks or blended, dull enterran powers, those she got from Sago, but she had all the personality quirks from her mother.
Mushra and Suki were asked by Rusphine to be ambassadors to the Phantom throne and Dark throne for her, so they lived in Rusphine's kingdom not too far away. They were also married with a newborn son almost one year old. They named him Hotaru- who had the looks and fire element of his father and smile of his mother.
Kutal and the kittens (not really kitten then, huh? Teenage cats, more like) bought their own house close to the beach and the palace, so they could freely visit their friends (Mushra and Suki would drop by often). They were happy, and Kutal served as a personal cook for Mushrambo's palace.
Not soon after, Yakumo gave birth to Mushrambo's last child, their only girl, named her Emiko for her gorgeous looks.
Yakumo was still searching for Shinzo, but in a less moving way. Instead of looking for the place, she made better use of her time. She used Hikari's private library to look for records of the humans. The enterrans couldn't read human markings, so if there were records, the enterrans wouldn't know about it.
Mushrambo also put his royal status and high rank in the enterran army to use. He made hunting any humans and exploiting them illegal. He also helped make it so the human culture could be preserved.
But what they didn't know is that Shinzo did exist… and the humans were awaiting Yakumo's return…
A/n: Yeah, I cut it short… sorry. Might put another chapter in, if anyone's interested…But if no one cares, it ends here. Thanks for sticking with me, much love to you- readers!
Names: Katsuro- victorious son. Kichiro- lucky son. Akio- bright boy. Emiko- child blessed with beauty. Sayuri- small lily. Hotaru- firefly.