The sun was making its way overhead
as each of the warriors started to clean the debris from the last
fight. Kento threw the last fighter's body into the pile. Kale
stopped as moving as the wind hushed to a whisper. Every Warrior
turned to each other in silence. They seemed to hold their breath
as if they were waiting for something to happen. Suddenly a blood-curdling
scream pierced the air and ringed in their ears.
Mia I'm sure of it," said Sage. He wasn't sure but something
told him. Something he couldn't put his finger on.
"But how could we hear
it?" asked Cye. He was now confused more than ever. He already
felt bad that he had let her get taken but now they were hurting
her: he would make sure they have a slow death.
"That's another question we have to answer," said Dais in the most comforting voice he could muster up. He may not felt about Mia as deeply as the others but he knew what it was like to lose a loved one.
"Anubis sit down,"
said Dais, "You're making everyone nervous." Anubis
glared at him as though he was going to rip his heart out; Dais
gulped and sank into a chair. Kayura had gathered everyone into
the living hoping to get some answers. Yuli softly crept into
the living room and sat next to White Blaze on the floor. He had
been crying since Mia been abducted and couldn't help blaming
himself. "I'm sorry guys. I wasn't able to protect her."
"Hey buddy it's not your
fault. You did what she asked you to do, she would be proud,"
said Kento. Yuli lifted his head to see everyone nodding in agreement.
"Okay what should we do
now," asked Cye.
"First we need some information
on this girl and whom she works for," said Rowen gaining
nods from everyone again.
"Anubis why did she call
you husband?" asked Sekhemt tilting his head toward Anubis.
Anubis clenched his fists and let out a low grunt. He felt everyone's gazed upon him and felt like he was a trained elephant in the circus. "A long time ago we were courting but she was killed. She never had any armor so I wouldn't know were she got it from."
"But why Mia?" Kale
asked as he leaned his back against the wall.
"We don't know but some
one needs to check her computer. Rowen how about you, you up to
it." He nodded slowly and she continued. "Ryo and the
guys will stay here, is there somewhere Yuli can go?"
"His mother's friend might
be able to watch him," said Sage
"Why can't I stay here
this time? What makes this guy different that Talpa," cried
"Well, mainly because Mia
always took care of you why we were fighting. Now that she's been
no one can watch you while we kick Dynasty butt," Kento blurted
out. Yuli smiled back with satisfaction.
"Great I'm going to go check in the other realms the warlords are coming with me. We'll get her back. So get to work. Anubis stay I need to talk to you." Everyone quickly evacuated the living room to give them their privacy.
"Do you love her?"
she asked calmly.
"What??" He asked.
This was just to early for them to know. But deep inside he didn't
feel confused, it was only a problem in his mind. Yet his heart
was emblazed with a wild passion.
"What didn't you understand?
Do you love her? I've been watching you lately and your day dreaming
and you stutter so much when you're around her. I hear the other
Warlords talking too." She smiled at him.
He made a personal note to kill
the Warlords his self, "Yes," he croaked out trying
to retain his feelings and the wrenching at his heart.
"Does she love you," He nodded and she continued, "This is going to cause problems. I presume the others don't know about this so it will be our secret. SO tell me what really happened."
Mia screamed and sat up and
found her self in an exquisite room. I'm okay she thought to herself.
The dark cherry wood and drapes reflected off of the candles lit
around the room. Her sheets on her bed her so soft she felt like
she could slide off into heaven. The feeling burned at her touch,
she wanted to be home with her friends, her love. She jumped up
out of the bed as she heard steps approaching at her door.
Megumi stepped in and said,
"SO your finally awake lets go"
Mia hesitated, as she couldn't
think. Should I go? Well I have no choice because I have no armor
and the guys have no clue where I am." Megumi grabbed her
arm and dragged her down a cold stairwell. Mia stumbled as Megumi
tighten her grasp on Mia. Mia glanced around only to see several
masked figures with black cloaks standing in a straight line.
"Dress her for the 'bringing'
quickly now" said Megumi turning quickly sending her long
flowing emerald hair down her back. Mia slightly cringed as she
saw Megumi's fiery onyx eyes filled with hate that seemed to burn
the soul. Megumi quickly turned and walked back up the stairs.
One of the figures approached
her and began to take her clothes off. Mia was ready to scream
when she heard a soft melodious voice, " We will not hurt
you Lady Mia, just cooperate with us."
Mia felt that the servant was
in the same place as she, trapped and slowly calmed down. She
looked at the tub that was bigger than any river she's had every
seen. The craftsmanship was perfect. The marble tub was centered
in the room with a large fire pit beneath it The bath was wonderful
to Mia, she missed the usually pampering she had before Talpa
and the guys arrived. The smell of jasmine, petals, and other
fragrances filled the air as she slipped in and out of consciousness.
Mia was dragged from the bath
and dressed in a dark green kimono, with red trim to match her
dark hair. They added paint that came from exotic palaces and
realms. Mia glanced in a nearby mirror and felt she could not
believe her eyes. Her eyelids were forest green and her lips
rosy red. She felt as a character in the ancient fairy tales.
The princess trapped with an evil man waiting for her prince to
come, the irony was almost too much for her.
"Come," said one figure
glancing at the stairway. The servants dived into two straight
lines; all four walked slowly in front of Mia until they came
to a large door. Mia heard a sinister type of laughter inside
that made her feel uneasy. The servants walked opened the door
and the same one said, " Go on Lady Mia"
Mia slowly walked into the bright
hall. At the end of the room she could see a big burly man with
fine lines. He extended his arm to her, which she nervously accepted
and began to lead her toward the other end of the hall. Mia looked
at the wall tapestries with scenes of wars on them. Mia looked
in horror as each one had loose heads on the battlements, dying
women and children; Mia tried to escape her thoughts from these
horrible visions. She felt as though she could her all the towns
people cry out to her for help.
"We're here," he
said. Mia was led in what looked to be the throne room. Mia and
her escort stopped at the throne and she bowed with him.
"Welcome Mia," said
the voice at the throne. Mia looked up and saw his silver hair
fall in his face, which he agitatedly shoved back into place.
His boyish face lit up and his dark eyes shinned in the dimmed
light. She noticed the two chairs next were full while the other
empty. Mia peeked over to the person on his right and notice it
was Megumi and swallowed hard. "Mia, Count Morgus sit."
Mia quietly sat in between Morgus and the king.
Suddenly a table was brung
out with a feast of deliquesces placed upon it. Everyone began
to eat carrying on in conversation while Mia sat there in silence.
"Is there something wrong
Lady Mia?" asked the king.
"I want to go home sire,
with my friends, she said bluntly. She sat still and tried to
maintain her focus on the door.
"No, I'm afraid that cannot
be permitted. I need you here and call me Belarus."
It struck her with a curious forcefulness that the glimmers in his eyes were for her and he was flirting with her. Mia could hold on to her anger and frustration any longer. "Who are you to keep me here? Why did you drag me here?"
"Ah a bright red spitfire
we have. Simply for you as bait and other reasons we will not
discuss," said Belarus laughing heartily. Mia stood quickly
and began to leave. Before she could take another step she was
frozen to the ground. She struggled and found it useless and she
coldly starred at the three.
"Count Morgus see that she gets to her room safely, will you please." Mia relaxed as she felt the pressure holding her release its cold grip from her. She glanced at Morgus who had a sad look in his eye. Confused and angry she was led back to her room.
Count Morgus let her enter but
instead he went in with her. God, please don't let him hurt me.
She let the thought sink in and she grew angry and fierce. I will
not let them take me without a fight. Thoughts echoed throughout
her head as he turned and looked at her.
Morgus slowly shut the door
and inhaled only to see that Mia looked to kill. She was a bold
"I'm not going to hurt
you. I think you need to understand something here." Mia
sat down in a chair slowly but did not take her eyes of the man.
He continued, "Megumi and Anubis use to lover true. They
were to be married because of their parent's agreement. She loved
him with every thing she had; I do not know his, I mean Anubis'
thoughts one this and therefore will not lie to you. We'll she
was murdered and he left her outside to die and she never forgave
"Why am I here then?"
she couldn't put her finger on it, it left her very confused and
in the dark. Like a punishment with no crime, she wanted out and
"I also do not think she
was intending to kill you her fight is with Anubis. But Lord Belarus
has other plans for you. I do not know what they are. But we are
his slaves and I cannot be of anymore service to you."
Mia was angry, never had she
felt such fury. Her love had been with another. Locked away from
her friends and freedom, she felt as she were to die. She calmly
dredged up strength from the pit of her soul and spoke in a weary
voice, "Why are you telling me this?"
"I cannot say exactly."
he said starting for the door, "Good Night Mia"
"Good night," she
said in a hushed voice. She felt bad that they too were prisoners,
but of the worst kind, the mind. There's nothing I can do till
I get to the guys so, beside their not in as much danger as I
am, she thought trying to persuade herself.
Playtime was over. Mia got
up and found her clothes in the corner. She threw them on feeling
better as though she had put her old self on. She stood for a
moment in silence as a sly grin grew upon her face she flew to
the corner of the room. She looked out the window and saw the
drawbridge about two stories down. The moon was high in sky and
shone brightly on the lustrous water in the moat. Mia carefully
opened the window and slipped out onto the ledge. Now or never
Mia. Time to get out of here.
"So that's how you two
actually got together. We'll I always knew you liked her but I
thought it was just a little crush. Well we are going to have
to tell them, but for now gather the guys and I'll meet you at
the regular place, let's go," said Kaurya as she sped off
in a blue light.
Anubis could barely keep his
mind on the task at hand while his heart was aching. He turned
and looked at the kitchen door. He kept waiting for her to come
out with her cheery voice or call them for a meal. He wanted to
her soft footsteps across the floor move as though she were dancing.
It was to hard for him to imagine any day without her in it.
He slowly took a deep breath
as he called the guys. He then realized that the whole house reeked
of her essence and saddened even more at that thought. He called
loudly up the stairs, "Hey come on guys we have to go."
Moments later his three companions came down stairs with long
They all knew better than to
say the wrong thing to Anubis, he was a time bomb ready to tick.
It was more dangerous to be in his way now than ever. The armor
of Cruelty had a new meaning to everyone. For once they felt bad
for the enemy because once he got his hands on them there was
no telling what was going to happen.
"Kayura said that we are to meet her at the regular place, so let's get going." They changed into there sub armor and quietly sped off toward the nether realm in a column of light.
Cye knocked on the door and
put his hand back on the tray he had. He hoped that they had found
something anything. The whole house seemed to become empty and
gloomy. Her smiles radiated the house and light it like a candle.
Now everyone seemed to be wondering in their own despair
was so close to everyone.
"Come on in, said Rowen.
Cye slowly opened the door to find Rowen at the computer. Ryo
was hovering over him with a concentrated look on his face with
White Blaze sleeping peacefully in the corner.. Cye came in and
set the food on the table. "Hey you guys find anything yet?
I got some dinner for you," Cye said trying to put smile
on his face but it seemed impossible.
"No, I have no idea how
Mia did it
everything is so confusing. It already night-fall
and we haven't come up with anything," said Ryo with frustration.
Mia always had the answers for him. She showed him how to be himself
and the responsibility if being leader. For that he was very grateful
to her, for supporting him when the team needed him most and when
his honor had been at risk. I can't even help her when she done
everything for me
"Kento's hardly eating
anything, said Cye, "and I can't find Sage?"
"Well we all depended
on Mia for some type of support. Kento feels okay with Mia even
though she's smarter she doesn't make him feel stupid. He hadn't
had a motherly figure for very long in his life. Even though he
maybe strong he has slow self-esteem but she stuck by him and
I think her too feels he let her down," said Rowen feeling
bad. Mia was the only other brain he could relate to when it came
to school and she made him feel as if he were average. She treated
them all equal.
"Yeah, but I know Sage
had had these talks with her. He really relied on her too. She
was always on a different level with everyone but gave us all
the same attention that we needed. I think she probably taught
him how to really deal with women." They all chuckled at
"She's been there for all of use one way or another so lets be there for her and get her back home," A new sense of urgency was pumping in their blood they were determined to get their friend back and soon.
Mia floated to the surface and
swam to the land. Surprisingly the moat was not deep and but just
enough so that she did not make a loud splash. Mia turned her
nose up, as she smelled that the moat reeked of mud and foul water.
Gently rising she crouched behind a rock careful not to alert
the guards at the drawbridge. Mia bounded swiftly to close trees
until she made her way into the forest slipping off in to the
Mia slowed to a walk as she heard a rustling in the bushes. Mia picked up the pace and ran until her feet hurt. Mia shielded her face from the trees that seemed to lash out at her. She stopped and leaned against a tree to catch her breath and glanced at the river. Its shinning waters glimmered in the pale moonlight. Mia slowly peered into its translucent surface. She looked at her face as it was scarred from the trees. She looked harder as she realized it was no longer her reflection she cried out for her lover as she interred darkness.