This is my first attempt at a Cave Story... story! XD This is completely based off the bad ending of the game.
I looked up at the green-haired man in front of me. The sympathetic look in his eyes, the small frown across his lips. For a moment I thought I saw regret in his eyes...
"Get on." He told me.
I looked to the green Sky Dragon before me. It looked realaxed, the strong wind blowing gracefully across its folded wings. My stomach felt like it was tied up into knots. What would happen when we leave? The Islabd would be destroyed by The Doctor's evil Mimiga army. All powered by the red flowers; the Demon Flowers. The flower of which the seeds I failed to keep the insane experimenter from.
Then I thought of Curly Brace. My blonde partner, my best friend... left carelessly behind. A wave of sadness washed over me. What am I doing? Why am I here? Why am I not saving the Island - no, why am I not saving THE PLANET - or better yet, THE UNIVERSE? The fate of the universe layed upon my shoulders.
And I was going to flee? Like a coward? I'm no coward!
But the words Kasuma said... "We did what we could..." But did we really? Or is HE the coward?
I sighed, shaking my head. All these thoughts are too much for my brain. I, Quote, the supposed-to-be savior of the Island, the teen robot, fleeing. Retreating. Like a stupid, pathetic coward. But that's just what I am. I'm no hero, and me flying to the mountains with Kasuma, just to not face the Island's doom. War will unleash, and it's going to be all my fault... The sadness continued to grow as I climbed on the back of the recently hatched Sky Dragon. Kasuma said to me once that Sky Dragons learn to fly naturally from birth. I trust his words, but those words he spoke...
"We did what we could."
I have a feeling those words are not true. And that HE was the coward, running from his doom, leaving Sue behind...
Some thoughts began running through my mind again. I remembered all the things I did for the Island, being told my purpose was to destroy the Mimiga race, but I also realized the people whom created me could not control my destiny, but I could. I am me, and no one should shape my destiny but myself... right?
I thought of all the Mimiga I was leaving behind. Leaving them to be turned to monsters because of the red demon flowers. Chako, King, Santa... the list could go on. And Toroko. I was forced to kill her. The Doctor gave her the Demon flowers, and Balroc forced the young girl to eat them. She went on a monsterous rampage. I was forced to kill her. I still regret it. I just stood there and watched as Misery, the Doctor's helper took Toroko away; mistaken for Sue, a human turned into a Mimiga.
I was jolted out of my thoughts as I heard Kasuma mutter "Hang on tight." I hang on to Kasuma's shoulders, and he looked over to me with a look of sympathy.
That look was annoying to me.
My blue eyes widened as the Sky Dragon jumped in the air, flapping its wings frantically. As we flew further and further from the Island, I looked down, a saddened expression on my extremely pale face. I was leaving everyone behind. I looked up, seeing the full moon cast a silver sheen of light across the Island, myself, Kasuma, the dragon, the clouds far below, and the mountains. I also wondered why or how the stars could shine so bright and beautifully even during this complete chaos? That just goes to show that the Heavens did not care. But that thought soon changed when I saw a flash of lightning in the clouds down below. I could just make out the small hissing sound of rain as it fell below us. I closed my eyes, letting the cool breeze sweep across my black hair as we neared our destination.
When we landed, I could no longer see the stars, for we were under the clouds. Rain soaked my skin and my clothes, but I barely took notice of it.
I left Curly Brace behind. I wasn't able to save the Island from the Doctor.
And I know this: I'm a coward. I'm a stupid coward!
I let myself sit on the muddy ground, burying my face in my hands, sobbing. I did all those things... only for me to retreat. Leaving the girl I loved behind.
Kasuma slowly walked over to me, and placed a hand on my shoulder.
"I know how you feel." He murmured.
"But I left everyone behind! King is dead, Sue is most likely a demon by now, ...Curly Brace... I left her to drown..." I rarely talked, but I was finally able to speak out my feelings. "They're all probobly dead now! I loved Curly, and I left her behind. I'm a coward!"
"There was nothing more we could do."
"But I wish I would've brought Curly with us..."
"She's probobly dead by now, Quote."
"There was nothing else to try doing to stop the Doctor. We failed, but we escaped."
"But no one else did!"
Kasuma stared at me, both of us soaked from the rain. Our eyes were locked together, my expression was of despair, his was serious, and I made no further move to argue. He sighed, closing his eyes. He then looked back to me and said:
"You did the best you could. Nothing more can be done. I'm sorry."
I understood, then looked down at my mud-stained red pants. Kasuma was right.
A flash of lightning lit up the whole sky, followed by a loud boom of thunder that growled like a predator. I could've sworn I saw the silhouette of the Island through the clouds. But that only reminded me of two things:
I was a coward.
But I also did what I could.
The look Kasuma gave me was filled with bitter sorrow and pity. I wanted to save the Island, but I couldn't. I was to live the rest of my life in the mountains with the real coward as the Doctor destroys the universe slowly and painfully. A wave of sadness washed over me, for i knew the reason why. I may be a robot, but I can feel amotions. Any creature could tell I was extremely upset. No acceptions.
"I'm sorry, Curly Brace..." I murmered to the clouds above me, as though her spirit could hear me, if she even had one. She deserves a spirit. For her bravery, determination, and skill in combat. Still looking up at the sky, I let the rain soak me even more. "I did the best I could. Call me a coward, but the Island was doomed from the start. If only I was stronger... maybe... no. I have destroyed the universe as a whole. It's all my fault..."