My Night at the Ballet 9: The Final Defeat

My Night at the Ballet 9: The Final Defeat

Leander stared at Ruby in shock. Thoughts ran through his head. How? Why? Why did she not tell me? Then again, she probably didn’t know if she could trust me. I did just tell her that I worked for Ingrid, who was once their enemy. What do we do? She cannot be captured at any cost. Because it makes it easier to create Trinatural’s when a Kronos is present, and it is very dangerous to do it by yourself. Then he said “Why did you… why didn’t you tell me?” Ruby rolled her eyes. “Well, let’s see.” She feigned thinking. “Wow! I can’t think of anything! Wait, if I think hard enough…” She screwed up her eyes. “Oh yes! There was the fact that you were pretty much a stranger. Then there was the fact that I woke up in an unknown room in a destroyed castle. Then you barged in and knocked me over, almost breaking my other arm, then you led me through what was the remains of Ingrid’s castle, who was once our enemy, and then you told us that Ingrid was not actually our enemy, so that just about sums up why I didn’t tell you.” Ruby replied. So that is how she knew I was Leander. She sensed I was a powerful Aliras, then… “You can Find the position of Ingrid!”

*meanwhile*

Ruby looked at him, confused. “Your Collision Powers!” Ruby looked confused still. Then she realised what he meant. “Oh! When all of the Supernatural powers collide! Well, we were practicing when Justine got the vision, and we left to see you.” So we mastered all my normal new powers. But we only did one Collision power, and that was an accident. I was pulled out of where I was to somewhere in a forest. Justine was there in a tree, and underneath were wolves. But there was almost no fruit left on the tree. I tried to use my Aliras powers and inhabited her, then I thought about where I was when I was pulled to her, and I came back there, and Justine flew out of me. It was an accident.” Leander looked troubled for a moment, then said “I will teach you. I was alive in the times of Kronos’, and all the other Trinatural’s. My Father was a Rivrade! He had a best friend who was a Kronos, and he tried to teach me Kronos powers, wondering if I was a Kronos. I am an Aliras,” he assured the Audience. “Well, first you have to-“ “find a good spot to train, and not do it in a tiny room?” cut in Lily. Leander turned red. “right.” He mumbled. They set off.

*meanwhile*

As they walked into a courtyard that had Broken glass and rubble all over it, Ruby had the foresight to grab broom to brush away the glass. Not much they could do on the Rock front, though. She started to sweep away the glass away, but when she finished, Leander told her to hold out her hand and picture the rocks in a pile by the castle. Then he told her to twist her hand. Nothing happened. Then he told her to start small. “Close your eyes and picture on boulder floating through the air towards the castle, and lower it down.” She did it, but dropped the rock halfway. The second time she tried, she made it. Then she did a rock without dropping it, then two, then three, then four… suddenly, she got side side-tracked thinking about the castle. She twisted her hand to move the rock, then wondered why no one had bothered to renovate the castle. She thought about how it used to be, and then heard a gasp. She must be moving the rocks well! She felt accomplishment, and opened her eyes. She gasped. The whole castle was good as new! “I- I didn’t mean to!” she stammered. “I was thinking about the castle.” Leander smiled. “good. Now, here is what you do. Picture Ingrid and then picture Walking.” After three tries, she managed to do it. she opened her eyes and said “I saw her and another person. They were talking and putting magic in a bowl. They were in a cave, but the entrance was sort of gooey and bluish.” Leander nodded. “I thought so. Izzy, grab Justine and we shall all Walk there. You will see me in the Space. And so they all Walked to Ingrid’s new home.

*meanwhile*

Ingrid looked out the entrance of the cave. She saw that there would be five people walking through it at two fifty seven. She looked at the clock. Two fifty four. “Maria!” She called. Maria ran in. “In three minutes there will be guests. One man and four young girls. The man is Leander and three of the girls are Lily, Ruby and Isabella.  The other girl is probably the new one, Justine.” Ingrid told her. Maria nodded and ran out. Ingrid looked at the door again. Maria would come  in again, and at three thirty six there would be an animal or something. Damn those animals! She would have to put a spell on the door to keep the animals out. The magic door told her who would come in and when, so she could be prepared. To unnerve her guests, she brewed some mint tea, got out some biscuits and arranged them on a plate. She poured tea into five cups, placed a plate in front of each of the chairs, and sat down. Seconds later, the group stepped through the door. “Hello, Leander, Ruby, Lily, Isabella, and… Justine?” she nodded at each of them. “I’ve been expecting you. Have some tea.”

*meanwhile*

Lily was stunned, but she learnt from Ruby Redfort (a book she read, I recommend it) that if you have the advantage, make sure you keep it. She also learnt that panic will freeze your brain. Also, she learnt that you should buy some time, because a few extra seconds could save your life. So, she smiled and sat down. “Thank you. Guys? Coming?” As Ruby had also read Ruby Redfort she knew those rules. So, she nodded and sat down. “Ingrid! Long-time no see, eh! So, what have you been up to? And, Leander told us that you were working for a good cause, so we are okay now. Plus, if you still hate us, you can scooch us out!” Ruby smiled. Then Lily added “But that would make Trinatural making a whole lot more dangerous because we have help.” Ingrid looked speechless. Then she said “You… you found a cure to the dangers? But I… I spent years trying to find one so that I could make a potion.” Seeming to come to her senses, she cried “Which you destroyed, might I add! I you. But you don’t know what any of them are, do you. And you!” She screeched, turning to look at Leander. “You didn’t come with me to this land. I need a powerful Aliras to make one. I am training Maria, but… well. And then you help these girls, and take them right to my house! Then you tell me that you have the Danger Cure? There is one in the World! And it is a Kronos! And they are all Extinct, so what do we-“ She had been trying to ignore the four girl’s giggles. But it was un-ignorable when they started rolling around on the floor, laughing. Ingrid face had gone Red, and her face was comical. Plus, they did have a Kronos. Even Leander’s mouth twitched. Ingrid caught sight of her expression in the mirror. She to started to laugh. She sat down, and laughed harder. Then as she pictured her expression, she laughed so hard that she fell off the chair. The whole group laughed and laughed. Suddenly, Ingrid bumped her arm, and sat up. “Well, look at us. Laughing like friends.” Still chuckling, Izzy sat up. “Ruby is the last Kronos. She was hit by the dart. That was when she pulled it out and threw it at you. The group collapsed into laughter once more.

*meanwhile*

The group of unlikely friends : a Hybrid between Witch and Seer, the Traveller, the three Aliras’, and a Kronos, all former enemies, were sitting having tea. From behind her curtain, Maria watched them, specifically the Kronos. Thinks she is lucky, does she? Well, we shall see about that. She is dangerous. She is dangerous. I dedicated my life to guiding Ingrid, the Hybrid that she is, not to make more Kronos’. I even exploded the castle. I was almost there, but then that comes along, and ruins everything. She smiled, bitterly. But they shall both pay. Each and every Hybrid. And the Last Kronos. She sharpened her knife.

*meanwhile*

Lily had tears of laughter in her eyes. She had not been this carefree since before they went to the land of doom and left again. Then again, there was danger. She felt that there was no danger here. She was safe. Suddenly, Maria stepped out from her curtain. “Maria! I haven’t seen you in hours! Come have tea!” Maria smiled and came over. She sat next to Ruby. “Hello, Kronos.” She said. Lily frowned, as did everyone except Ingrid and Leander who seemed unconcerned. “Her name is Ruby.” Izzy said sharply. And that is what you shall call her.” Izzy said sharply. Maria nodded and Smiled thinly. Then she used some magic, and little by little, she strung it on the invisible strings that hang in the air. Lily was the first to slump. Then, as soon as the others noticed, they to slumped. They were only in control of their heads. Maria took out her knife and laughed. “You think you can still win?” Well then. She took the magic off Justine. She held out one hand to stop the others, and one hand weaved magic. She fed it into Justine. “Justine, don’t you see? They spelled you to believe they were right. Well, the Kronos is dangerous. Remember when you almost fell off the bird? It was on purpose. And the only truth they told was the tale of how Ingrid as cruel. And she is, isn’t she?” Maria asked. “Yes, very terrible.” Agreed Justine, who was spelled to believe her. “Well,” said Maria. “I can help you back to your family. I would like you to do one thing. Just walk up to the Kronos and place a hand on her forehead. Then whisper Emorta.” Justine nodded. The believance was in her blood. Only if Maria told her to she would stop. She walked over in a trance. Ingrid and Ruby had their mouths sealed shut so that they would not say a spell. Then, the animal that Ingrid saw walking through the door walked through the door! It snuck sneakily towards Justine, who’s hand was reaching out… “Emor-“ At just the right moment, Peanuckle the pig jumped out of the shadows and bit Justine on the arm. As the blood flowed out, so to did the Gold of dark magic. Justine blinked, In her shock, Maria released her tight grip. Ruby and Ingrid conjured Chains and threw them at her. Ingrid’s chains quenched magic, while Ruby’s held her down. The others found they were released in fondness and gratitude, everyone came and gave Peanuckle a hug. He snorted and wriggled free. Justine went and found a potato, and the humans had cake, and after that, Ingrid called her ice blue VGV and gave Justine and Peanuckle a ride. And then she showed her the baby VGV, which Justine dubbed Sequins. It was a very happy ending indeed.

 

Ruby Tuesday.

One Reply to “My Night at the Ballet 9: The Final Defeat”

  1. Peanuckle to the rescue! A very happy ending indeed indeed! Just think what the ending would have been if he hadn’t shown up? I am now curious about his back story and wondering if he might have his own spin off series.

    The Believance spells sound especially dangerous. It feels a bit like a metaphor for what is happening with fake news in what we call the real world.

    I really like the work of imagination you have created here.

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