A/N: *in the slight mist of the graveyard known as "Evoulution section." I spiked hand arises*

Alpha: I AM ALIVE AGAIN! This chapter will mark my triumphant rebirth!

Chain:...........*sighs* Same crap I hear from everyone I kill.......

Alpha: Shut up, or I'll spike my idea to "change" things about you and a certain Launcher.

Chain: Shutting up now!

Disclaimer: If I owned Evolution, wouldn't....oh, yeah. Ubi Soft IS taking this long to update it's works. Hehehehe.

Drake: Normally, I would complain that you're not writing my fic, but this fic needs a little pickmeup.

Alpha: Let's go!

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"Are we there yet?" Chain asked again.

They had been climbing up the maze again.

"I don't know!" Mag exclaimed, irritated, hungry, angry, and bored.

"Maybe it would be more exciting if there were a few more wussy Massacre Blades." Chain said. They had encountered quite a few more on the way up, but they had discovered a serious weakness.

"Nah. They're not really much of a challenge unless they're in a large group." Mag said.

"At keast it would be more exciting than-"

Chain didn't finish. A huge wall next to them blew up.

Staring, the two saw Linear guiltily grinning.

"It was getting too boring for me." She said, blushing.

"No, not that! Look!" Mag said excitedly.

Turning around, Linear realized she had unearthed the next flight of stairs.

"No more breaking through doors, huh?" Chain said smugly as Mag growled.

They climbed the stairs, noticing that this room was exactly like the one in the other tower.

"We got here first!" Linear said happily.

"Finally we did something right with this guy." Chain said, flying to avoid Mag's Cyframe.

Mag sighed again."Maybe we should go on ahead, we don't know how long it will take the others."

"Yeah!" Chain agreed." And if there's a huge monster-thingey to torch, then there's more fun for us!"

"No." Linear disagreed, causing the two if them to turn around." Yurka needs the energy....we should wait."

Mag looked down."She's right. There IS a chance we could lose, and then Yurka wouldn't be brought back. So, we have to wait for the adults."

"I'm !@#$%^&* sick of this!" Chain swore; Linear covered her ears.

"We're always treated like this! I'm sick of it! I can't stand waiting for others, being treated like a kid, being watched over like a kid by a couple of idiots, all beacuse I'm !@#$%^&*&^%$#@! short!"

"Ditto." Mag said, not wanting to swear in front of Linear." I could stand being a few feet taller, too. I mean, I'm 16! What does it take to get taller than a sofa?"

Linear raised her hand." Without my hair, I mean." Linear put it back down sheepishly.

"Maybe it's the adventuring thing." Chain suggested sullenly."They say that every trip to the ruins adds a day to your life, but I didn't think it would be literal!"

"Or maybe, it's your Cyframes. They wer invented to help the cripple live longer, so maybe it is lengthening your life spans."

The two stared at Linear, who looked politely confused at their reactions.

"Or maybe, it's the fact that you have I mind, while your father doesn't."

The group turned to see Meg and Asroc climbing up another set of stairs.

"Very funny."Asroc said, grinning at his wife."Or it could be that he never eats his "you-know-whats."

Mag heard that, even though Asroc whispered it, but he knew what it meant." NOOOOOOO! BELL PEPPERS!"

"Loser." Chain repeated her life's statement of him.

"I know, Ms. Gun, I constantly fail to get him to eat those. It's merely a fact of serving the Launcher family." Gre said as his group came up the last flight of stairs.

"Well, now that we're here, shall we commence with the kicking of some monster posterior?" Mag asked, immitating Gre's voice.

As they walked up the steps, shuddering at Gre's open eyes, they prepped for battle.

And what did they happen to find but another large, dragon-like monster.

This monster was a deep red, making Dracon's green a sharp contrast.

"WHO DARES TO ENTER THE TOWER OF SMAUGUS?" The dragon roared with a sneer, before noticing Linear." HEALING! YOU HAVE RETURNED TO YOUR TOWER!?

The group looked back at Linear, who was shocked." My.....Tower?"

"OH, OF COURSE;YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN. THE TOWER YOU ARE IN IS THE TOWER OF HEALING, A SACRED PLACE MADE TO BALANCE THE FORCES OF DESTRUCTION. THE TOWER YOU MUST HAVE ORIGINALLY BEEN TO WAS THE TOWER OF DESTRUCTION, AN ARCANE PLACE MADE TO BALANCE THE FORCES OF LIFE."

"So, you're saying that Dracon is Yur- Destruction's guardian, and you are Healing's?" Asked Pepper.

"CORRECT. USING THE POWERS OF HEALING, I BALANCE THE FATE OF THOSE WHO WILL LIVE, WHILE MY BROTHER ALIGNS THE FATES OF THOSE DESTINED TO DIE."

Linear looked up to him." Mr. Smaugus? May we please take the power source?"

"FOR YOU, YES."

The dragon let out a mighty roar, and a glowing light appeared in Linear's hands.

Somehow putting it into her pocket, she smiled." Thank you."

"YOU ARE WELCOME. THOUGH I KNOW NOT WHAT YOU INTEND FOR IT, I AM SURE IT WILL BE OF SOME USE. TRAVEL SAFELY."

As they were heading back home in the seaplane, Chain continued to gripe about how anti-climatic the whole trip had been.

"We could have at least fought him a little! What a cheap way for a million Dinale."

"Which, we get, considering we were the first to the top." Mag said, a superior tone evident.

"Yes, Mag."Asroc said, grinning."That will probably pay for the damage you did to a certian army's ship."

Mag's eyes widened." WH...WHAT?"

"Considering we want to avoid any wars, it's only the right thing to do." Meg said, watching Mag's face go into stronger disbeleif.

"Parents." He finally said as they got off the plane."After so many years of waiting for them, it's remarkable how a few days will make you want to kill them."

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A/N: For such a long hiatus, this was too short.

Mag: Update more. Or we kill.

Chain: Again!

Mag: Right.

Preview: The group has to go back up Dracon's Tower[All: *facefault*], but when they reach the top, they may just recieve something they didn't expect.


Chain: What kind of preview is that?

Alpha: The crappy kind. Now if you don't mind, I have a grave to dispose of. Please r'n'r, everyone, cuz I'm frankly STARVED.