Chapter One: Recieving Unwanted Gifts(Link to review thread)
Eyes in the darkness followed the movements of four Toa, seeing them, it moved back into the shadows, waiting for it’s move. The Toa nearby began to speak, and it listened closely.
“Where’s Kilteros? He called us to be here.” The Toa who spoke was one of the Stone Toa. Often very impatient.
“Hah!” Laughed another.
“You could never tell what fire spitters are thinking. Their brains are so cooked from being around fire that much. I mean, lavasurfing
? You couldn’t get any crazier than that. Right Helec? …Helec?” Looking around for his fellow Toa, he saw no one.
“Hey guys, this isn’t very funny.” He started to slowly back up.
“Guys please, if this is a joke, you’ve got me.” Continuing to back up, he froze when a cold, sharp object pricked his back.
“Oh, I get it. You’re going to pretend you’ve all died, the pretend that what killed you is going to kill me
right?” He turned around, and what he saw, made him scream.
Gavla was called for a meeting, or as she thought of it, a court. “Our scouts have scoured the borders for the Toa that’s missing, and do you know what we found?” Gavla had already gone through this before.
“No, I don’t.” She said that she didn’t, but she knew, and also knew that everyone knew that she did as well. She only said no (a bit too mechanically perhaps…) only because it gave those who were chastising her a sense of superiority, so that they didn’t chew her out for being smart mouthed.
“We found the bodies of four Toa, we searched for the fifth, but he
seems to be missing. This isn’t the first time this is happened, and by far, it’s not the tenth either. I’m starting to think that you are perhaps, working with the enemy, and destroying an possible opposition that could possibly arise.” This was a new one to her, before it has always been about how she was supposed to be responsible about the Toa she led and taught.
“Believe me, if I were to do that, I would have started with you
first, not a bunch of rookies that was thrust into my face, and left for me to deal with. This would have hopefully scared those around her enough to shut up.
“Yes, you could
do that, but then they
would find out about it sooner or later.” No such luck. She didn’t have to follow the finger he pointed to know that he was talking about the civilians and the rest of the population of New Metru-Nui.
“No, I know Tuyet and Icarax clear enough to know that they would take out those in a position of power first. So be glad it’s not me, because I would’ve done that, and destroyed the rest of the city within a day.” It was a bluff, she was capable of it, but it wasn’t the question of ability, it was the question of moral.
“Yes, you could, but what if that took the fun out of it? What if you wanted to do us in all slowly? What if, and I dare say it because it’s most likely true, what if you decided to go against orders, and reverse the process in which who you’re supposed to kill?” This was getting out of hand.
“You know the Toa code prohibits me to…”
“Yes, but do
you follow the Toa code?” Cutting her off irritated her.
“Yes, but maybe that’s about to change in a few minutes.” She wanted this to end as soon as possible. “Was that a threat? As powerful as you are, you’re just one being, I have the rest of Metru-Nui under my command.” She was now sorely tempted to punch his face in, but any further provocation could have angered the council, and the Turaga in front of her could have gone through with the threat he uttered. She sighed, and got up to leave.
“Were are you going? We’re not finished yet!”
“As far as I’m concerned, we are.” She walked through the doors.
Radiak walked through the doors and saw Gavla with her face in her hands. He put a hand on her shoulder, startling her.
“Again?” he asked. She looked tired, but then again, he couldn't blame her.
“Yes, again.” She replied.
“Really? So, who did you kill this time?”
“What? Did someone else
come up with that joke?”
“Oh, it’s a joke, how funny.” Sarcasm, a good sign.
“Yes, a joke, the things that you seem to lack.” It seemed to be the wrong thing to say, because Gavla sighed and looked away.
“It’s times like these that I wish Solek was still around.”
“Which one? The old, overenthusiastic, Toa-crazed Solek? Or the new, bitter and resentful Solek that just so happens to be dead? Oh wait, their both dead, never mind.” This got a chuckle out of her.
“Either, but preferably both being the first.”
“What? The overenthusiastic one? The one that used to annoy you all the time?
“Was that the wrong thing to say? Okay fine, I would prefer that the bitter and resentful Solek was still around then.” A joke, she’s definitely in a better mood.
“You know, the longer I was around that
Solek, the more he reminded me about you
“I was that bad?”
was worse.” Laughter, she’s out of her depressed state completely now. Time to give her the news.
“They’ve decided to give you another chance, and by that, a new Toa team.” Gavla’s face suddenly turned dark.
“Again? Every Toa team I’ve worked with has either died or disappeared. I don’t think this is a coincidence.”
“You’re just paranoid now.”
“Solek was paranoid, and it saved his life many times over.”
“Oh, the old it worked for Solek so it should work for me argument eh? How about this, find a shadow leech and let it suck the light out of you, it worked for Solek right?”
“I get your point.”
"Do you? Or are you trying to get me to stop.”
“I think I’m trying to get you to stop.”
“Yes, well, you should go see you’re new team before they kill each other.”
“What?” This post has been edited by Solek-Toa of Shadows on Jan 28 2012, 06:08 AM