Prelude: The Beginning
My name is Aaron Silvers. Most of my friends know me as Cloud Strife, the main character from Final Fantasy VII, because of my hair color and style. The rest know me as Gohan, the Super Saiyan of the real world, though I don't have Ki powers like the Z-Warriors. I am what the people of the world would call an 'astral projectionist', or someone who practices astral projection, or, more specifically, out-of-body experiences. I'm just an ordinary 20-year-old father-to-be, for my girlfriend, Mirta of Alfea School for Fairies, is pregnant with identical twins. It was just an ordinary day for me, in my home-Universe, and my adoptive mother, for I had been taken away from my mother at the tender age of three. When I was about 13 years old, my biological mother, Mahlia, had sent me an old PSOne, along with Final Fantasy VII. I liked Final Fantasy VII right off the bat, for I was a huge fan of role-playing games. But then both the PSOne and my Final Fantasy VII game were stolen when the house I lived in with my adoptive mother, Geraldine Ryans, was burglarized, and man, was I pissed off. I went to look for the creeps myself. Oh I found them, alright, but I not only brutally killed them in revenge for also injuring my adoptive mother, but when I realized what I had done, and with the method I used to do that, though blind in rage, I only had a suspicion of what was dormant inside me. But that suspicion changed to full-blown discovery as soon as I had attained a third copy of Final Fantasy VII after trading my second copy. While I was playing my third copy of Final Fantasy VII, something happened that would change my life forever.
After I had beaten Final Fantasy VII, I got to the final cut-scene of when Holy flies out of the Planet Earth to stop Meteor from destroying the planet. But Holy not only shot towards where Meteor would crash, but it also shot out of my TV screen and into me. That's when I felt a tremendous energy coursing through my veins. But Holy also formed a ball of Mako energy in the space in between my couch and my TV. And the ball of Mako energy took the form of a man with naturally spiky blonde hair with a weapon that looked like the Buster Sword, but it looked different. After the light had died down, the man that the Mako energy had taken the form of was THE Cloud Strife, the only person I had ever considered my childhood hero.
Cloud had said that what had happened to me when I attacked the burglars in revenge was something that I had been born with. And that something I had done was a power that normally belonged only in his world. Cloud said that I was a natural Lifestream user. And he described what exactly I could do as a Lifestream user. I would be able to cast magic spells like I had done from playing the characters, including himself, who were the heroes of his world. But I would know every Lifestream spell there is to know in an instant, including the basic Final Fantasy VII spells Bolt and Cure, and the advanced ones like the Summoning spells, when the time was right and without the Materia that was required to know all of them. And since he said that that time was soon coming, I would have the full power of a Master Lifestream user and Master Ki Fighter, in a world I would soon arrive in, where the Lifestream was not real. When I inquired what world I was to be in, Cloud simply said that I would become a Specialist. I was puzzled over this cryptic response. Then he said that he would be watching over me from his world. Before he disappeared forever, he told me to choose my destiny wisely, for the archnemesis of him and his friends was to come and make me lose someone dear to me. The last thing I had heard from Cloud was that when I arrived in the other world, my appearance would change to look exactly like him, Cloud. And I would have the Buster Sword, Ultima Weapon, and First Tsenguri as my only weapons, and that I would not wield any of the phantoblades.
And then, it came. Cloud's chosen day for me. Astronomers had reported a rogue Mars-sized meteor headed for a collision course towards Earth. By this time, I had developed a watch-like computer device, which I had dubbed the Inter-Universal Vortex Watch, based on the one from Jet Li's movie. And just before the astronomers had alerted the entire Planet Earth of the impending Armageddon, I was still living with Gerri. I had just turned 20 years of age on July 23, 2008, which is the day previous to the Armageddon warning. Gerri had become ill three years before with leukemia, and was only given six months to live after the D.O.D (date of diagnosis). But she had battled it for three years. And whenever she was well for a few weeks, I worked on creating my IUVW (Inter-Universal Vortex Watch). But by the time the warning came, Gerri was sick to death with leukemia, despite me using my Cure 3 spell. She said that all she wanted for me to do was escape and live, no matter if it was on another planet or in a parallel Earth, just as long as I lived. I promised her that I would. Then I headed outside, to the center of the field of a backyard. I set the coordinates of my IUVW to head straight to a Universe called the Shao-lin Universe. It was about 20 minutes before the meteor crashed when the wormhole opened. The wormhole, just like in Jet Li's movie, ripped me apart down to the molecular level. After about 17 minutes of going through the quantum warp tunnel, I started to reassemble near the end of the wormhole. After another two minutes, I was back to being one-hundred percent intact, and then the wormhole disappeared entirely. Then, one minute later, after I had stood up again, I felt a terrible pain all over my body, but most prominently in my head, where I had a headache from the billions of people from my world screaming, like the Force disturbance Obi-Wan Kenobi had felt when Alderaan was blown up by the Death Star. I let out a yell of pure rage, enraged that I couldn't do anything with my Lifestream powers to prevent this. Was Cloud trying to punish me?! I didn't fret over the idea, because Cloud was then telling me that the meteor was not his doing, that it was the enemy he warned me about. I prayed to Cloud in apology. But when I noticed my hands in their clasped position, I noticed I was wearing white gloves and a blue and white suit with a blue cape. And when I looked at my reflection in water of a nearby swamp, I finally understood what world I had come to. I looked like a Specialist because of my uniform, gloves, and cape, but I was a pure albino unlike the five Specialists that I knew of. Plus I didn't have any phantoblade handles for use as weapons. I only saw the real Cloud's Buster Sword, Ultima Weapon, and First Tsenguri lying on the ground nearby.
I was in the world of the Winx Club, the world of six magical girls who were what we would call Fairies. I was in the Realm of Magix. It was only just then that I realized the true destiny of my role as a Lifestream user and Ki Master: I was to be the Protector of the Magical Universe. I was to help the Winx Club defeat their enemies. I was to be a hero of this new Universe. And I was to live forever in order to possibly protect the Winx Club Universe from destruction. And I would fulfill those tasks, even if it costs me my life.
My name, now, is Aaron Strife, brother of Cloud Strife. And this is my story, the memoirs of a Specialist, Lifestream user, and Ki Fighter.