Rio the Darkness 3

RIO2lover100: Cool. I hope you enjoy the battle.

MCGamemaster90: Yep, that's how he got them all back.

Arlene the scarlet macaw: Yep, it's not fair indeed. We should do something now.

Rapper the red macaw: Thanks, and it was a good chapter.

Blu Razgriz: Yes, it helped you and everyone who is reading, explain how Nexus got them all back (that's why I wrote it). And you are right, Blu is kinda of screwed.

rio craziness: Yep, that's how they are back. And it is true, the bad guys do sometimes win.

Blu100-Jewel100: Damn indeed.

Francisco the Golden Macaw: Rico is still the same. He is just now evil, but everyone has a good side in them.

Leo the Hyacinth: Yep, they do want revenge indeed. And you are right, this probably won't end well.

Blu, Jewel, and Arlene had finally arrived at the Eastern part of the Jungle. They Blue Macaws and Scarlet Macaw descended down, and perched their talons on a tree branch.

"I don't see Nexus or the others." Jewel whispered towards her husband.

"Wait, look over there!" Arlene said, in a yelling whisper, and pointing a wingtip to a couple of Gangsters.

Blu and Jewel followed Arlene's wingtip, and saw a very familiar Hawk, with the Siphon in his wings.

"Nexus." Blu whispered, as he watched the evil Hawk walk out of sight behind a tree. "I'm going after him."

"Blu, are you crazy?!" Jewel asked in a yelling whisper. "You can't stop him!"

Blu shook his head in response, and said to his wife: "No, Jewel, I have a plan."

"You do?" Jewel inquired, with a curious eyebrow raised.

"Yeah. Listen: I'll be right back. You and Arlene try and find Kate or Rico and see what they're up to." Blu said, before flapping his wings and slowly descending to the ground, being careful not to make any noise.

"Ok, Blu. Be-careful." Jewel said, before walking away with Arlene across the trees.

When his wife and friend were out of his sight; Blu sneaked over to the area where Nexus had disappeared Blu took a deep breath, with his eyes closed; though he has killed before, he knows what must be done.

Blu opened his eyes with an angry look, and begam looking around for Nexus. "Nexus! Where are you Nexus?!"

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"Gone."

Blu immiedatly reconised that voice, and turned around to see a familiar Black Hawk. Rico quickly ran over to Blu, with his wing curled like a fist, and he gave Blu and direct hit, and knocked him to the ground.

Blu quickly curled his wings like a fist and punches Rico's chest, and kicked him back.

Blu quickly ran over to Rico, ready to battle him. Before he got close, Rico clawed Blu's underbelly, and kicked him away. "Foolish mistake."

"I really don't wanna do this, Rico." Blu said, as he got in his defense position. "But, it seems I have no choice."

Rico, in return, put his wings up, and curled them like fists. "You will try. Goodbye, Blu, it was nice knowing you."

The Blue Macaw and Black Hawk charged directly at each other, and began to battle to the possible death.

On the ground I lay
Motionless in pain

Blu charged towards his former friend with his wings curled into fists and swung multiple hits towards Rico, who was able to dodged most of them, but Blu was able to strike him a few times. The blue macaw raised a smirk as he continued the same tactic, but Rico eventually got the upper hand and kicked him back.

I can see my life flashing before my eyes
Did I fall asleep?

Blu desperately tried to attack Rico, but even with his abilities he learned from the Darkness, Rico had twice the skills Blu had. Rico grabbed Blu's wing and flipped him over his shoulder and towards the ground.

Is this all a dream
Wake me up, I'm living a nightmare

Blu panicked as he saw Rico's talon heading directly for his face, but he was able to roll out of harm's way just in the knick of time and quickly jumped back up onto his talons. He threw his wing towards Rico, who dodged and struck Blu directly in the stomach, almost winding him in the process.

Rico grabbed onto Blu by placing his wings onto his shoulders and attempted to head-butt him, but Blu was able to block by placing his wing in front of Rico's forehead. The blue macaw lifted both of his wings and slapped them into Rico's eardrums, causing the hawk to hold his wings against the sides of his head when a loud ringing noise shot through his eardrums.

Blu took advantage of this and struck two direct hits into Rico's stomach, followed by a third hit to the chest.

I will not die (I will not die)
I will survive

Rico swung a hit towards Blu, who ducked just in time. Blu quickly dived on Rico, causing him to his a tree root. The impact had caused Rico a little pain as he shook his wing to ease the pain. Seeing this, an idea jumped into Blu's brain; if he couldn't use tactics to defeat Rico, he could use the environment to his advantage.

"Come and get me." Blu tautened.

"Don't tempt me!" Rico replied, diving towards Blu. Blu jumped in the air, causing Rico to hit the ground, with a thud followed after.

I will not die, I'll wait here for you
I feel alive, when you're beside me

Rico recovered and dazed out the sudden head injury and shifted his attention back towards the blue macaw, but he was unable to react quickly enough when Blu struck Rico directly in the face. Rico clutched his beak in pain, but soon retaliated by blocking Blu's wing with his own and countering him with a hit to the stomach.

I will not die, I'll wait here for you
In my time of dying

Blu marched towards Rico and placed a talon on his neck and pinned him against a tree.

Rico merely chuckled and managed to raise a grin across his face, knowing Blu did not have it in him to finish him off. "Come now, you cannot hope to match me, Blu."

Rico suddenly bit Blu's leg and kicked him away. The Hawk soon recovered and brushed himself off. "Even with all your skills, you're still nothing but a boy, with so much left to learn."

Blu suddenly charged at Rico, crying out a battle cry while doing so. He slid beside Rico and bit his wing as hard as he could.

"OW!" Rico screamed, taking a few steps back while shaking his wing where Blu had bit him.

"I am more than just a boy." Blu retorted.

On this bed I lay
Losing everything
I can see my life passing me by

Blu and Rico charged directly at each other. Blu tackled Rico down and curled his wings like fists again and began to rapidly struck multiple hits towards him.

Rico blocked most of the hits and was able to kick Blu off. Rico in-return did the same, except Blu couldn't block as well. "Give it up! You cannot beat me, Blu! I'm stronger than you!"

Rico eventually got off Blu and placed his talon against Blu's neck and pinned him against the ground.

Blu placed his wings on Rico's talon and attempted to pull him off with his own strength, but he was not strong enough.

Was it all too much
Or just not enough
Wake me up, I'm living a nightmare

Rico curled his wing into a fist and went to hit again, but Blu grabbed his wing and bit it a second time, knocking Rico off his concentration. Blu took his chance to escape and pushed Rico away and leaped onto his talons.

Blu struck Rico towards his under-belly, and kicked him to the ground. Blu attempted to stamp on Rico, but the Hawk rolled around, and countered Blu by flipping him to the ground.

"I will not be defeated, Blu." Rico said, gripping Blu's legs to keep him down while he used his wings to keep himself balanced.

I will not die (I will not die)
I will survive

"You betrayed us! Me, Jewel-everyone who loved you!" Blu grunted, trying to get free.

"Shut up!" Rico barked.

I will not die, I'll wait here for you
I feel alive, when you're beside me
I will not die, I'll wait here for you
In my time of dying

Rico curled his wings like fists and began rapidly struck Blu across his face. Blu tried to use his wings to block, but Rico kept repeating the same tactic over and over again.

I will not die, I'll wait here for you
I feel alive, when you're beside me
I will not die, I'll wait here for you
In my time of dying

Eventually, Rico had hit Blu so much, he was beginning to feel weak to try and hit back.

I will not die, I'll wait here for you
I will not die, when you're beside me
I will not die, I'll wait here for you
In my time of dying

Rico stopped hitting Blu for a couple of seconds to catch his breath back. Rico looked down at Blu, who was coughing for oxygen.

Rico grinned and lifted his wing up, reading to finish the job. "You're finished, Blu."

"Rico stop!"

Rico looked around, until he was suddenly tackled by a female Scarlet Macaw

"Ow!" Rico grunted, as Arlene got on top of him and began hitting him.

"You don't have to do this." Arlene said, still punching him with her wings.

Rico blocked one of Arlene's wings and kicked her off. The Hawk walked back over to Blu and prepared to finish the job. "Stay out of this, Arlene!"

"No, I will not stay out this!" Arlene shouted, as she jumped on his back and tried to hang on to him like a rodeo. "This isn't you!"

"Don't tell me what I am!." Rico yelled, as he lifted his talon up and gripped Arlene's throat. He slammed her back to the ground and slowly began to choke her.

Arlene wheezed for air, and placed her wings on Rico's leg. "Stop...this."

"Don't make me kill you.." Rico warned, tightening his grip on her.

"So...be...it." Arlene grunted.

"No!" Blu screamed, as he got back up, even due to his injuries, and tackled Rico away. Blu helped Arlene stand back up. "Arlene, are you ok?"

Before Arlene could answer, she saw Rico sneaking up behind Blu. Arlene gasped-"Watch out!"-and quickly pushed Blu out of the way.

Rico once again tackled Arlene down, and began hitting her across the face. "Give it up! I am more powerful than both you."

"Well, I got a little stronger since we last met." Arlene said, as she quickly bit his talon and kicked him to the ground, and placed her talon on his neck. "I am not going to give up!"

Rico laughed in response, and looked up at her. "Can you really kill me? The bird you grew up with?"

"Arlene..." Blu said, trying to get back up to help her.

"Kill me. You know you want to." Rico said, with a evil grin.

"I may want to kill you, but I'm not listening to you." Arlene growled.

"STOP THIS, NOW!"

Suddenly, a black ball of flame fell directly towards the Macaw and Hawk. The two Birds quickly jumped separate ways to avoid the explosion. The explosion has knocked Arlene into a nearby bush.

Blu and Rico got back up onto their talons, weakly of course.

Rico looked up, to see Nexus landing down on the ground, with flame glowing out of his wing. "Nexus! What are you doing?!"

"Stopping your pathetic fighting." Nexus answered.

"No! Not until your dead." Blu refused, as he used his wings to get back up on his feet.

"Is that a fact?" Nexus said, before clicking his wingtips together. "Maybe you won't refuse if I show you this..."

Blu looked confused, before he began hearing footsteps (in their case, talon steps). Blu looked behind Nexus and saw a very familiar Cockatoo, with a familiar Red-Bellied Macaw, and Yellow and Blue Macaw. "Nigel? Vadin? Johnny?!"

"Remember us, Blu?" Vadin asked, with a grin.

"Vadin? How are you here? I through you into Hell." Blu asked, surprised and angry.

"Indeed, but Nexus here has brought us all back." Vadin replied, with his eyes glazing at Blu evilly. "Now, you will give yourself up to us."

"Or what?" Blu asked, folding his wings like arms.

"Well, like Nexus said: he can show you this." Johnny said, as he beckoned for someone to come over. Two Gangsters walked over to Johnny, while holding a struggling figure, who had a bag on his/her's head, and with rope tied around his/hers body.

Blu gasped, as he immediately recognized that body figure.

Vadin chuckled, and quickly removed the bag from her head, to reveal Jewel's face, who was try to mumble noises under the rope that was tied around her beak.

"Jewel!" Blu yelled, as he was about to fly over to try and save her, but stopped when he Vadin held a dagger to her neck.

"Stay back, Blu!" Vadin warned, as he pushed the dagger closer to her neck, causing Jewel fear. She looked over at her mate and made-what sounded like 'plea for help'.

Blu looked angry, and worried of what could happen to his wife.

Vadin chuckled evilly; he suddenly lifted his talon up and gripped Jewel's throat, before slamming her back to the ground.

Nexus looked over at Blu, with a grin. "Surrender to us, Blu. Or the girl dies!"

"Ok, ok." Blu quickly replied, as he got down on his knees, with his wings behind his neck. "You win. Just don't hurt her."

Nexus chuckled in-response, and motioned for Rico to do something. Before Blu could move, he felt a massive slam hit him hard at the back of his skull; seconds later, he fell into complete unconscious darkness.

"You see, boys? True love is a powerful weakness." Nexus said, looking down at knocked-out Blu. He looked up at the sky, and noticed the moon was now very close to reaching it's fullest. "Now, the moon is almost fun. Men-and women-"

Kate knew Nexus was referring to her, and gave Nexus a saucy look and folded her wings.

"-Get to your positions..."

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"My plan is now ready."

Oh, man, between rock and a hard place. Looks like Blu and Jewel are gonna need help, fast! Stay tuned for chapter 16.