Welcome back to The Last Warrior of the Light! I was taking a break on this story because I was making the chapters way too fast, and soon, I took a long break on it. So, I apologize! I want to thank the following people who left a review on the story so far: XXMesprit's MistressXX, Hyper Librarian's Daughter, Arukuu-San, StreamerDreamer, and Trailblazer. Thanks a lot, you guys! Don't forget to leave a review once you are done reading, and if you have any questions, then you can ask me via private messaging. Also, this story if featured on the community titled Final Fantasy III Fables. Check it out if you get the chance to. Now, let's begin.

Note: I do not own Final Fantasy III or its characters. I only own Ingus's parents and how I use the characters in the story.

Going to the World of Darkness was much harder than what I anticipated; it was separated by dark forests, a bottomless bog, and a desert that seems to have no end. However, I can't give up and leave Arc to fend for himself. What were in my way first were the forests. Of course, there was no light, so I only relied on a torch. It felt like there was no time, or no way out of the thick branches and the endless amount of trees. Sleep was hard, for I had to use my bag as a pillow. And all the time, I mostly dreamt of Arc, Refia and Luneth…thinking of their safety. But the dream I told Sara was the worst one I've ever had. It wasn't until I see the reason why I received it…

In another dream…

It looked like a normal day, but it felt like I've never left. But it was a dream, so I'm not that worried. A maid was running down the hall, a bloody towel in her hand. "Ingus, your father is dying!"

"What!? Please, let me see him!" I asked her. This is a dream, and I know that it can't be real. She ignores my demand and runs off to the kitchen to fetch some more towels. I peeked into my father's room; he was torn open, and he's losing a lot of blood. I stared at the awful sight…

"Ingus…he went to battle the enemy, but the other soldiers found him. If he dies, then…"

"I'll be king…" I now understand why I was burned at the stake…but what about my mother? What will become of her? "Mother, please flee the castle. I think I can keep the enemy way from going inside the castle."

"But you'll risk your life protecting me, my son! Don't do this!" She hugged me tightly, and I did so too. "I can't lose my only son…"

"…I understand, but I was brought up as a knight back in my past. I'm sure that I can do this. Please, this is the only chance you have. Take my sister and escape immediately." I had to do this. My mother kisses me on the forehead and runs away from the room. I glance out the window; dark knights started to storm inside the kingdom, and I see Arc…

"Onward to the castle! I expect the new king to be dead, and his heart in my hands!" It wasn't Arc; it was the Cloud of Darkness, and she was using him as her pawn. I readied my sword, waiting for those who want to have me killed. Several other knights were by my side, wanting to protect me as well. I accepted their help and waited…

"They should be here soon." One of the knights muttered. Sweat began to bead on my forehead; I'm not afraid, I thought to myself multiple times. At last, we heard the castle doors bust open. We storm the castle for the foe. I, instead, try to find the Cloud of Darkness and free Arc from her control. This is still a dream…maybe this is why I got that nightmare in the first place, I thought to myself. I must be aware about what is happening…it may affect my future.

"Search for him! He's inside the castle still!" I stood my ground as the knights went out of the room. I sat down next to my father; he already lost his breath and heartbeat. He's gone…

"…If I only had an answer to this." I hear the castle's knights screaming in pain; they're defeated, and the Cloud of Darkness comes in. I pulled out my sword from its sheath. "Tell me, is this the reason why you wanted me killed?"

"Indeed, child! And don't worry a thing about your mother and sister; they're already taken care of." I was shocked to hear her say those words; the rest of my family is dead because of me. "Now, you are the only line to your kingdom's throne."

"I will not lose this battle. I will find you and save my friends and family!"

I jolt up from the dream; awake, I rose up from the dark grass and looked up at the sky. Still, there was no sun. Not knowing the time, I went back on the trail to the World of Darkness. There was no dangers lurking in the deep foliage, and I didn't know what may hit. That wasn't until I felt something wrap around my waist; a branch coiled around my abdomen, and it wasn't letting go.

Trying to pull it off was hard enough, but I wasn't strong enough. Being hoisted up into the air and being pierced by massive thorns was a forest's nightmare, but was not enough to even be my nightmare. I still had my staff and sword, so I used a teleport spell and my sword to cut the thorny branches to pieces. Blood starts to drip down my body, and the pain started to intensify, but I must keep going. I kept swinging my sword and casting my protect spell all the while as I find the exit out of the forest. Soon, I see light; I run towards it, and I couldn't believe where I was: a bottomless bog…

If you have played the game, then that bottomless bog was a pain…if you went there without the Levigrass Shoes. But still, yeah… Thanks again for reading! Again, thanks to the people above for leaving a review! Don't forget to leave your review, and you can ask me a question via private messaging! See you all again next time, and we'll see the next stretch in Ingus's journey!