"Another door again?" Ronnie said, annoyed. I had been annoyed with the doors for a while and I knew all my fellow Keepers felt the same way.
We found several entrances to the four cities of Loowa's Kingdom --- the Gen-Train, Recrutis, Compenyo, and Adminer. Even the other places where our other fights took places, such as Center Wall and Amoras. But why couldn't we find the door that would take us to the Director's den?
"Maybe let's rest first. I'm getting tired too," said Janet who had been tailing Don before.
"That's right. Let's find a door first that will take us to a resting place," Vergel said as Toffer stopped.
"Are you crazy? Do you want to rest for life? The door of death is really what you want to find?" he cried and Vergel raised an eyebrow.
"Door of rest, not death! That would be different!" Vergel answered.
"Sorry." Toffer scratched his head.
"Look," Ruffa said, pointing at a silver door.
"Where do you thi
"Finally, peace, even for a moment," Toffer said. We were resting under a big tree for a while. "It's a good thing we were able to use Darwin's compass right away. We didn't have a hard time finding the right door," said Clarice smiling as she leaned on Ruffa's shoulder. "Guys I have a question," Vergel groaned who had been standing and staring into space. "What's that?" Ciara asked. He suddenly looked at us and sat down on a rock in front of him. "Is there any hope we can win this game?" he asked seriously. We all fell silent as if thinking carefully about what to answer. "Sure," said Ronnie, no emotion painted on his face. "I wonder. That's for sure! We are strong. We almost defeated the Director," Toffer said confidently as he ate the fruit he had picked earlier from the trees we had passed. "Can't you see what
I opened my eyes in conjunction with the voices my ears could hear. I slowly turned to lie down and was shocked to see the very nice place we were at. Ciara and Darwin look back at each other, seemingly watching those in front of them. Ruffa and Ronnie, on the other hand, were arguing. I couldn't hear what they were saying but based on the expressions on their faces, it was obvious that the two were arguing again. "You're awake!" Don said to me without even realizing that I was next to him. "What happened? What place is this?" I asked him one question after another. "I don't know. Lyka just saw in her vision a place we could rest in without being disturbed. So Darwin brought us here with his compass," he replied. I looked all over the place. In front of us was a large, glowing tree. It was surrounded by clear water. The light of the tree reflected on the water which made it even more
"Rambato, please! I'm still sleepy," I muttered as Rambato licked my face. I had been trying to get him off me for a while but he still didn't stop. "Raaaaaamba!" he said happily and I had no choice but to wake up. "Good morning to you too. You woke up so early. Look, my fellow Keepers are still sleeping well," I grumbled but got up. Why was I separated from the others? Last night Toffer had thought it would be better to sleep if we had a soft bed, so Janet made beds out of a big cloud. As I stood up I noticed the large tree in front of me. Gone were the twinkling fireflies. Only bare branches were left. It was sad to see the tree in the sunlight. It seemed like a painful event to watch when the brilliance of the world left you. "Raaaaaamba!" Rambato said hesitantly, holding my leg. I bent down and lifted him. I gave him a sweet smile as I placed him on my shoulder. "I'm okay. You have nothing to worry about," I told him smilin
"Limwell? Jerome?" Words came out of my mouth as the dark smoke that had surrounded us disappeared little by little. What were they doing there? "How did you enter this world?" I wondered as they smiled at me. "Shouldn't we be the ones to ask you that? Why did you come here without even telling us? I thought we were best friends?" said Limwell seriously. "Are you still wondering? Because his new friends is bigger than ours. Eleven is much better than three. Quantity over quality," Jerome said smiling. "What are you talking about? You know you're my best friends. Answer my question. How did you get here?" I couldn't stop myself from shouting. I knew they had no power but I wanted to know how they entered Loowa's Kingdom. "Perhaps your friends have the same power as us," Don said. "There's something wrong with them, Zeke. I don't feel like they're on the same side," Vergel said and I was surprised. "They're not our opponent
"Hey, Lyka! Are you listening?" Toffer said, opening all the drawers he could find. "Huh? What's that?" she asked. "I've been talking to you for a while and you can't even answer me. What are you thinking about?" "Because I can't believe my vision. He suddenly entered my mind even though I wasn't using my powers," she answered anxiously. Lyka just leaned against the wall and sighed. "Didn't you say that your vision isn't wrong? So that might be right. Wait, what did you see?" Toffer asked, rummaging through the things he could see. They were in the kitchen of the Director's kingdom because their shoes brought them there. They were looking for any clue that they could use against the Director. "Blood," she replied. "What? Just blood? If it's just blood, why would you react like that?" Toffer asked. "The message of my vision was not clear because he suddenly came out of my mind. But I saw Zeke wrapped in his blood," Lyka said sta
Since I had woken up I could do nothing but receive blows from my two friends. I could feel the extreme weakness of my body because of the intense blows they were unleashing on me. "What Zeke, aren't you going to fight? Will you just stay there quietly?" Limwell said as he hit me in the face and body repeatedly. "Would he fight if his hand and foot were tied? Think about it," Jerome said just watching what his friend was doing. Jerome was right. Even if I wanted to fight, I couldn't because I was floating and tied up. Some kind of black energy was separating my hands and legs. My limp body was scratched all over. I didn't know how I got here but when I woke up, I looked like this. I was wearing no clothes except for my pants and I was bleeding all over. I felt my face sting when Limwell slapped me. "If you had told me before that your twin was the reason why my sister died, we wouldn'
I felt Kier's hands caressing my cheeks. He wiped away my tears. "Shhhhh. Don't cry. Isn't this what you wanted? To see me and be together again?" he asked, smiling. I was unable to answer him as I felt my legs and hands go numb. He'd untied me. The sensation came back to me slowly and I felt freedom temporarily. I gave Kier a tight hug as I fell into his arms. An embrace full of longing. "We finally met again," I said, uncontrollably in tears. Seeing him again was the happiest moment in the four years I had lost. I felt him caress my hair which surprised me. He did the way I used to do it to him all those years ago. "I'm back so we can be together again," he said letting go of my embrace. "Come with me, Kiel." he smiled. "Where? Can't you come back home to us?" "I will not come home to us. You will come with me. You will love the world I built for our brothers and sisters. There I will no longer kill and thirst for blo
"Take away the energy that binds them," I commanded and it surprised my twin and the Director. "Why? Isn't it easier for you to kill them if they are bound to my power? They have nothing against you because they can no longer use their power," the Director replied, almost shouting at me. "Whether they have power or not, they have nothing against us. Besides, I will not kill a creature that cannot fight back. I would prefer to see them fight until they pity themselves on the fact that they are alive," I said as I smiled and backed away from Ciara. The formerly weak and timid woman I had first met at the Medallions Hub was back. "I can't quite imagine that you would be even more brutal than me, Kiel. What you said made me even more impressed. I didn't make a mistake negotiating with the Director for our lives," my twin said as he smiled and hugged me. "We're twins, aren't we? We were born with a curse. And that curse bound the two of us toge