From: Dreadite <dreadite@tsoft.com> Subject: Re: [PW!] [NC] [TS] A Little Bit of Courage (Working title: The Hunt) Date: Monday, January 24, 2000 12:44 AM In article <20000120151410.02785.00000501@ng-ft1.aol.com>, goola2u@aol.compostheap says... > (OOC: Yes, folks, the Triforce Saga continues!) > Shard found himself back in Celadon, the once-waterlogged tome he carried as > fresh as if it had just been printed. But, more importantly, he felt a new > glow around him. He felt as though he could take on the world. > > Well, why not? > > TBC? "All that glitters is gold. Search the stairways for the path to heaven." Dreadite shut the book he was reading, and walked over to the library counter. (1) "I'll just be leaving." The librarian looked at the computer in front of him, and waved Dreadite onwards. The rocketslid silently out the door to the library, and disapeared into the alleys and back routes of the town. He walked towards the bike path, determinedly marching into the gatehouse. The officer on duty looked up from her coffee in time to see Dreadite sliding down the bike path at a very rapid rate, leaping from side to side to avoid obsticles on his breakneck path to Fuscia. "What a nutcase." *** Koga meditated atop the Fuscia gym, listening to the sounds of nature as he calmed his mind. A slight rushing noise was all he could hear, gaining slowly louder as it came within a mile of the gym. He stood up, and walked indoors, and into a secret passage. When he stepped out the other end, he gestured to an aide, and grabbed something from the wall. "We'll be having a vistor shortly, so no more challenges today." As if on a cue, Dreadite lept over the wall surrounding the pagoda, and landed in the garden, sword drawn to keenly deflect a razor star that almost hit him square in the face. "Well met, I assure you." Koga walked from the shadows of the building for dramatic effect as Dreadite got up off his knees. Koga waved towards the building and gestured. "Won't you come in?" Dreadite shook his head. "Not a chance. I'm here because I'm looking for the stairway to heaven." Koga's aide snickered, and Koga shrugged. "Old legends? Funny you should ask. It's not here, if that's what you're wondering." Dreadite walked past Koga towards the entereance to the gym, pausing at the doorway for a second to speak. "Then I guess I'll take you up on that offer to come inside." "I knew you would," Koga remarked, before having his aide fetch some tea. *** Shard blinked at the librarian. "What do you mean, 'left'? He said he was gonna wait." The librarian shrugged, and pointed towards the door. Shard laughed a slightly evil laugh, and walked otuside. So Dreadite had abandoned him? No matter, because he had two triforce shards, more than the so called "hero" had. Prehaps he was truely the hero, and they had it wrong. Then he thought better of that, and went back to the library to see what Dread had been reading. Prehaps that would explain why he ran off so suddenly. *** "So you see, the stairway was actually just Mt. Moon. It was called that because on a full moon, it looked as if you could climb up and touch the moon. Hense, it was a swairway to the heavens." Dreadite stood up from the tea ceremony, thanked Koga, and walked away. Koga shook his head, and went to dig up a scroll. "What was so special about those words?" *** Dreadite started off towards Lavender on his way to Mt. Moon. And his destiny. He would deal with his other problems later. --- (1): Hey, it's an easy guess the reference. Dreadite ----- The darkness, all around. Ghosts are like shadows, escaping death but for a moment, like shadows flitting from light. Ghostly we are, flitting from death but for a moment.