My Night at the Ballet 8: The Hunt for Leander Wyvern
As Ingrid dropped the last bottle of magic into the bowl she smiled. And now, I shall end you. You who stole my home, and forced me to live in an unknown world. But I thrived there. Oh yes, I thrived there. She moved the pot off the fire. Curse the lack of magic.! Those annoying, unknowledgeable girls! And Maria said that they have a fourth with them now. The lucky thing! I blame those annoying people who pushed me out of my home. She stopped and stared into the potion. There was an image of four girls and a well-known figure Walking across the Worlds. Ingrid was shocked. How dare he work with them? Only four of them could Walk, it seemed. She drank the potion. As she lay down, she wondered what tomorrow would bring. Those pesky girls, maybe. A storm that would rip my new home from its foundations. Or maybe, just maybe, the destruction of my enemies. She smiled ruefully, a smile full of many emotions, and went to sleep.
Ruby woke, gasping, and covered in sweat. She remembered her dream. She had looked through the eyes of Ingrid, thought her thoughts. She had not been able to control her actions, it was as if Ingrid and Ruby were both inhabiting the same body. She thought about Ingrid’s thoughts. “Those who stole my home?” She queried aloud. In that instant, Justine woke with a start, drenched in sweat. She smiled. She stuck out her hand, twisted it, and then shouted “I have it! I am free from the chains of being a Natural!” Then, as quickly as she woke, she fell asleep. Ruby ran over, and woke her three friends. She told them about her dream, which she suspected was a Traveller thing, and then told them what she had just seen. Lily and Izzy shivered, but Justine remained huddled in her blanket, nodding. “I remember that dream.” She whispered. “It began the same as Ruby’s, but instead of waking up, I kept going. When Ingrid got up in the morning, she had her magic back, and she tried to use it. She used her Witch magic to make her bowl fly away. She then smiled, and set out to do a day’s work? I think that’s what she said, anyway. Then, a woman came in, and she took some of Ingrid’s bottles of silver stuff. To take to Ingrid, I assume. Then, Ingrid came back and, well, that was when you woke me up.” She looked around, expecting answers. Sometimes, its easy to forget that Justine is knew to this. She always looks calm and collected, and had years of knowledge scrawled on her eyes. But if you looked deeper, you saw a scared, confused girl.
Later the same day, the group got up, and set off. They decided to save their magic, so they would not Walk anywhere, as it took energy. They would need it if they had to make a quick getaway. They had packed up their tent, picked some fruit, filled up a water bottle each, and set abroad the VGV’s. Angel looked uncomfortable with two riders on her back, but it had to be her as she was oldest. Justine looked even more uncomfortable, and was clinging to Izzy like skin. Suddenly, Justine heard something. She cried out to the others. “Hey! There’s something down there! I think it needs help!” The others flew down their VGV’s. they saw that there was a little pig stuck on an island of mush, and all around were crocodiles. Izzy told Justine that she would fly down over the pig, but she would have one chance to grab it. Suddenly, they swooped down and Justine reached out and almost grabbed the pig, but missed by millimetres and she felt some despair. But the pig had seen them, and jumped into Justine’s grip in hope of safety. They flew out above the trees, and Justine silently christened the pig Peanuckle. They flew on, but this time with a spring in their… well… floating?
They had been flying for ages when Ruby and Justine suddenly past out. Amethyst noticed, and freaked out. Lily flew Mike Hat over, and tried to calm Amethyst, but was knocked off Mike hat in the process. As she hurtled towards the earth, Mike Hat abandoned helping Amethyst and Ruby, and Flew down at light speed it seemed, and grabbed Lily. Izzy could not do anything, as she had to concentrate on Justine. And so came the demise of Rub- wait, I spot something flying at the speed of light, it seems. Ruby seems to be falling in slo-mo, how convenient! The figure is flying on the back of a VGV, and he swoops, and catches her. He put her on the back of his VGV, and told the others to follow him. He put a rope around of Amethyst’s claw, and the others had to follow him, as he had Ruby, and her VGV. Now, back to story mode.
Ruby woke up on a bed. Suddenly she felt a sharp pain in her arm. It seemed to be broken from the fall, but it was in a sling. Hanging on the wall was a purple velvet dress, but she just walked by, not caring in the slightest. Then, she reached for the door knob, but at that moment, the door slammed open, and knocked Ruby over. Then he picked her up, and told her to follow. She did. He led her to a big stone room. She could tell that it would have been very grand, had it not been in ruins. It seemed that the man could not be bothered to renovate, as there was glass strewn over the floor, piles of rubble in places, jewels, and the remains of a tiara or two. That was when she recognised the massive throne. It was gold, with silver ivy leaves intertwined. There were different jewels in each ivy leaf. Ruby was certain there was only one of a kind in the world. Then, she tried to see what power he had with her Kronos powers, and it turned out that he was a very powerful Aliras. Then, she gasped. “Leander Wyvern?” He turned. “How did you know?” he asked, suspicious. He doesn’t know! She realised. “Are you working for Ingrid?” she asked. Leander guessed that she was avoiding answering the question. He asked another question. “Why do you want to know? Are you enemy spies?” Ruby replied “Does it matter? I asked you a question.” “Do you always answer questions with questions?” said Leander “Why am I here?” Replied Ruby. Leander threw his hands in the air. “It doesn’t matter! Just come with me. Your friends are there. And your bird. She was injured when you fell. What happened by the way? Your Traveller friend had a vision. Are you Bound?” Ruby didn’t reply. She just ran on ahead. Damn you little kids! Won’t do anything, just what they want. They almost let the enemies start again! Thought Leander
Lily and Izzy were worried. The man had carried off both Justine and Ruby. They had been gone for almost two hours, and they were getting restless. The man came in at times, once with dresses to make them comfier, because their clothes were muddy and wet. They changed gratefully. The next time he came with some soup and bread and some water. The third time he came with Mike Hat, Angel and Amethyst, who had injured her leg and had a gash on her wing. They put some water on it, and cleaned all their old clothes and made makeshift bandages. Then the fourth time, he came with Justine. Justine told them that she had had a vision. Then she noticed that Ruby wasn’t there. The girls told her their story. “So, we were flying to Leander when you both passed out. Izzy held on to you, but Amethyst freaked out. Lily flew over, but she was knocked off. Mike Hat went to save her, but Ruby fell. Then that man came and went to save her, and tied Amethyst to him, and flew off. We followed. Then he took you and Ruby, as you were both unconscious. We assumed that you were together.” Justine’s eyes sparked with recognition. Guys! This is the place that we were at when I had my vision. And the man! It’s the same man!” Justine danced around. “I am a real Traveller! I can see the future!” Just then, Ruby ran in with her arm in a sling. And gave them all a hug. “How are you? Justine! You’re okay! Amethyst! You’re hurt!” She cried. Then the others asked what happened to her arm. She replied with “Oh, it just a small breakage. Nothing much.” Then she said “This annoying man is Leander Wyvern. I pictured him more gracious. He just asked questions.”
“I am Leander Wyvern, as that charming young lady just said.” Said Leander. “I am not happy with you, as you have destroyed us, but-“ suddenly a ghost Justine appeared. Leander looked confused, looking back and forth, but then Justine disappeared. Then Leander nodded. You knew that I was here, didn’t you. That’s how young Ruby knew who I was. Ruby shook her head frantically. Leander continued. “You misunderstood Ingrid. She was helping. Thousands of years ago there were Kronos’, Rivrades, Sontol’s, and Mossrain’s, along with the ‘Normal’ Magic people. The Supernatural’s, or Normal magic people were scared that their kind would get wiped out, so they started to use Portalist’s to steal their magic and wipe out their existence. They almost succeeded, but then the last few decided to fight back. They thought that if they fought hard enough, they could create a peace treaty. The fight went on for thirteen months, and ended on Friday the thirteenth. Of August. They created a peace treaty, and even if they were annoyed with each other at times, they kept it quiet. then, the Supernatural’s started Killing off the Hybrids, the mix between two different kinds. They did it discreetly, killing them in the dead of night. At first, they would only kill one, but then they got braver. First families, then two families, and it progressed to whole villages of Hybrids. Then they got braver. They killed off all the Trinatural’s. As the years passed, they would make more Hybrids, but no one knows of the existence of a Trinatural, and believe me, we have tried. Now, the Dark Supernatural’s were rising, and we- meaning Ingrid and I- were worried that there would be more death, so we lured some of them here, and took their magic. But before we realised that they were rising, Ingrid had a home and a family and friends. But the Dark Supernatural’s forced the hybrids to leave the place. Ingrid refused. They took her family and friends captive, and warned her not to make her ask again. Ingrid fled. She is still ashamed of that day. She had a baby brother that had taken his first steps that very day, but she never got to see him grow up. She thinks that if she had stayed, she could have fought and saved her family from slavery. She took out her anger on all the Dark Supernatural’s, but before she took their magic and let them go, she asked them to tell where her family is. One replied, her new servant. She claims that she saw the error of her ways, and wanted to start over. She said that her family lived in Fort Seraqua, and that they were slaves. Then Ingrid said that if she truly wanted to start over, she would have to serve her faithfully. Then the three of us finally figured out a potion to make a Kronos, which when we were about to inject into the three of you,” he nodded at Ruby, Lily and Izzy “You went and blew it up! Ingrid fled with Maria, but I remained here. Now we need to find Ingrid, so she can tell us the recipe to make a Kronos!” he looked expectantly at his audience: the girl, the three VGV’s and Peanuckle. Then, they all looked at each other and Ruby took a deep breath. “I am the last Kronos.”
Note from author
I am sorry about all the death, but remember that I didn’t really happen. Also Tim, I put Peanuckle in there for you, even though he didn’t have a big part (Or should I say Pig part!) I already have his future planned out, meaning that he is big (Pig!) in the next one. I hope you were mystified, and I hope that you liked it. Thanks for reading it!