Now, to continue...
Chapter 2: Sky Wars
Ganondorf was perched up in a tree, observing the Black Knight, concealing himself with both magic and the leaves of the tree. "Hm? Whats this?" Ganondorf noticed Master Hand calling over to the Black Knight. "So that old fool actually believes the Black Knight is on his side? Master hand isn't as wise as he use to be. Well theres nothing to do now but listen to what their saying.”
Ganondorf wasn’t the only villain preparing to attack the heroes. In Bowser’s castle, the koopa king was laughing. “Bwa, ha ha! I've got a perfect plan to defeat Mario, get my revenge on Ganondorf for turning me into a trophy a year ago, and rule this whole entire world. Now if I could only work with Nefirus; he’s probably way better than that excuse as an evil villan, Tabuu. Any smart remarks, my koopas?”
A koopa shouted, “Well how do we know that we can trust this Nefirus?”
Bowser looked at the koopa with an angry look, but decided to answer him. “I've taken extra precautions on this character, don't worry!” Bowser then pressed a small red button causing shadow bugs to crawl and create copies of his army. "Now who’s king? Bwa, ha ha!”
~The Smash Dome, in the Prison~
Marth stirred in his cell. “Where am I?” he muttered. Oh, that's right. The Smash Dome. Marth had come upon it about a week prior. Before he knew what happened, that purple dinosaur had grabbed him and taken him inside. Nefirus had absorbed some of Marth's power and imprisoned him in here. Marth stirred and turned his head. In the cell next to him was a beautiful woman. He had seen her before.
“Samus,” Marth reminded himself. Samus didn't hear him. Suddenly, she blew open her cage and ran off. Marth sprung up. The explosion had freed him as well! Marth grabbed his sword and ran after her.
More Primids surrounded Sora and Pit, and they fought vigorously. The fiht lasted several minutes, but it was clear that the duo had once again been victorious. As the last Primid vanished from Pit's arrow, something unexpected happened. There was no more purple smoke but black smoke appeared instead, and suddenly a heartless, a being that served Xemnas, his archrival, with no emotion, crept from behind and scratched Sora in the back. A cry of pain echoed the halls of the prison.
“Are you okay?" asked Pit.
“Does it sound like I'm okay?” Pit slashed the heartless that scratched Sora's back.
“Heal!” Sora shouted, the pain was still there, but the wound stopped bleeding.
~The Island of the Ancients~
On the other side of Smash World, Link had found Master Hand. He ran to catch up with him, but out of the corner of his eye, he saw Ganondorf. "You!" He yelled. He ran up to the Gerudo thief and struck his sword at him once more.
The Black Knight approached Master Hand.
"I've been out looking for Ganondorf. But I'm afraid I couldn't manage to find-"
The Black Knight stopped speaking as he saw Link and Ganondorf fighting. The Black Knight attacked Ganondorf with several blows.
But Ganondorf was too quick for them. Realizing he didn’t stand a chance between the two of them, Ganondorf opened up a portal, and returned to Subspcae.
~The Smash Dome~
The heartless that had attacked Sora was the only one of its kind in the room. Pit saw two people in front of him. A beautiful blonde woman in a blue suit and a man with a cape on a staircase
Sora shouted "Hey are you Samus!?” But apparently she didn’t hear him.
Ridley heard an explosion from his chamber in the back of the SmashDome. Running towards the prisoner's cell, he came face to face with Samus Aran.
"Samus! How did you get out? No matter, without your power suit you're no match for me."
Ridley snatched Samus from the ground and raised his hand to slash her.
“Get your hands off of her, Ridley!”
Marth slammed into Ridley with his sword, causing him to drop Samus and fall to the floor. Ridley staggered up and turned to face Marth.
“Well, well, look who's here to save the day... I beat you once, I can do it again." Ridley crouched, ready to attack. "Once I kill you, I'll finish Samus as well." Marth raised his sword up into a fighting position. There was no turning back now.
Sora and Pit saw the action. They rushed up to the staircase, joining the fight. Suddenly black smoke appeared once more and Heartless versions of Sora appeared behind them.
~The Island of the Ancients~
Ganondorf blocked Link's attack with his own sword. "How unfortunate. I wasn't expecting to run into you link. Well seeing as I have no choice..." Ganondorf kicks Link away from him and swings at his head. "I'll just kill you right now before this fight alerts anyone else of my presence."
~The Smash Dome~
Ridley noticed Sora and Pit rushing up the staircase. "Oh good, just what I need; more losers." He summoned some Primids and Heartless. "Finish those two!" He ordered, pointing to Pit and Sora. He then turned back to Marth. "Let's begin," he said, flexing his claws.
In a burst of power, Sora transformed into his Valor Form. He jumped high into the air and slammed the two keyblades onto the heartless with immense force, the creatures of shadow remaining silent as they dissolved from existence. Pit, meanwhile, had readied an arrow and shot it directly at Ridley, but it simply bounced off of his hard skin.
Ridley blasted several fireballs from his mouth at marth, and Marth dodged out of the way. Marth tried several slashes on Ridley, but to his horror; the blows just bounced off his powerful hide! My sword must not be strong enough, he thought. He backed up to where Sora and pit were fighting the Heartless and slashed two of them with a clean stroke from his sword. "Who are you? Pit I know, but who are YOU?" He said to Sora. "Anyways, I need some help with Ridley, my sword barely hurts him!"
"I'm Sora, but no time to introduce myself, we've got to choose either to fight that guy or run!"
Marth looked around. Samus was lying behind Ridley. "We have to save Samus!" Marth shouted. "Ridley will kill her if we don't do something, and fast!" Suddenly Sora cast Aero on Samus to protect her for a few seconds.
”Denying me of my revenge, boy? That’ll cost you your LIFE!”
Ridley lunged towards Sora. Marth used the opportunity to dash around Ridley and pick up Samus. "Sora, we don't have time for this! Get Pit and get out of here before Nefirus arrives!"
Sora ducked. "What about you two, I won't leave you two, you're vulnerable!"
Pit said, "I'll stay here, you go, if something happens to you, you won't be able to lock any keyholes, YOU MUST GO!"
"SORA!" Pit shouted
Marth jumped past Ridley, still carrying Samus, and ran. "Sora, Pit, we have to go NOW! Ridley will stop at nothing to capture Samus!" Ridley flew up and started making his way towards Samus.
"GIVE HER TO ME! I WILL KILL HER NOW!"
Suddenly a giant Guard Armor heartless about the same size as Ridley blocked their way. "What now?" Pit screamed.
"Oh!" Sora gasped. He got out a switch. He used it and suddenly the Gummi Ship crashed inside the prison. "Get In!"
"But Ridley's going to chase us though!"
Marth hurried inside and placed Samus down in the back. "Sora, get us out of here! Samus may need medical treatment; Nefirus absorbed her power!"
Ridley screeched "Guard Armor, don't let them get away!" The Guard Armor leapt at the ship.
"Marth, Pit you go up and defeat the Armor,” said Sora. I'll protect Samus"
"Get the ship running! NOW!" Shouted Marth. Marth slashed the Guard Armor's arm, and it let go of the Gummi Ship. They were clear for liftoff! The ship flew out into the air.
"So is Samus your girlfriend Marth?" asked Sora.
"N-No, of course not!" But there was no mistaking the tiny smile on Marth's face.
"We need to get to the Island of the Ancients, fast," said Marth, quickly changing the subject. "Samus needs medical attention; she was severely weakened when Nefirus drained her energy.
So the gummi ship flew out to the night sky in high speed. Sora was focusing on the ship, while Pit spoke to the Altean Prince. “How's she doing Marth?"
Marth sighed. "Not very well. When Ridleys' leader, Nefirus, captured her, he may have absorbed her power. She's very weak in her present state; I'm surprised she was even able to run out of her cell. We need to take her to Master Hand, he might be able to restore some of her power."
Sora was trying to move the ship as fast as it would go. "Oh..." Pit sighed Suddenly they saw a floating island, high above the Vast Ocean.
"Is that the place?" Sora asked.
~The Island of the Ancients~
"Yeah" replied Pit. The ship landed on the island. “I'll go out and check if it's okay" said Pit. As the doors opened, a flash of light shone over the deck; it was morning. Pit walked outside slowly and vigilent. He looked round the corner and suddenly a panther black arrow came straight at him. His face was horrified.
"Pit!" Then the same high pitched laugh was heard again.Black and Purple smoke covered Pit's trophy.
Then a being like no other faced Marth and Sora. A Priless.
The creature had the heartless symbol on its head. The skin was black. The eyes were purple. There were yellow spiky horns on the top of the head, and steam of purple and black were circling around the creature. It was a cross between a primid and a heartless. And it was not good. “Marth, you protect Samus, I'll fight it!" Sora shouted.
“Come on boy, swing that weapon and finish me, it won't do you any good, the leader is back, the master of no beings is back!" the Priless said. "He killed that insignifacant Maleficent and he was once again the ruler of the heartless and the nobodies. Kingdom Hearts and Subspace will turn into one creating an empire to rule the universe!" The Priless laughed. "Xemnas and Nefirus will conquer the universe! Now all we need is the keyblade! You are finished Sora!" The priless somehow created two blades of smoke. He charged at Sora, but the attack was blocked. He swung again, htting Sora in the arm. Sora screamed in pain. The cut on his right upper arm was severe. “Marth, some help?” Sora shouted.
Samus lifted her head. But she couldn't even do that for very long. She thought she heard some kid mention something about "Samus" and "Girlfriend." She was slightly disturbed by the thought of this, but she quickly remembered Ridley attacking her. She grumbled: "Where's... Ridley?"
~Back at the Smash Dome~
Nefirus was staring at his unfinished Off Cannon when he heard an out of breath Ridley stumble into the room. "Master... I'm so sorry... the prisoners have escaped..."
“WHAT!?” Nefirus whirled around to stare at Ridley. Ridley cringed and shook with fear.
"I almost defeated Samus, but that do-gooder Marth got in the way. Two others appeared, a boy with a key and an angel, and I was overwhelmed." Nefirus looked like he was about to strike Ridley, but then he stopped.
“WAIT... A BOY WITH A KEY? COULD THAT BE THE BOY XEMNAS WAS TALKING ABOUT?” Nefirus thought for a moment. “XEMNAS WILL NEED TO HEAR OF THIS... BUT FIRST, I MUST SPEAK WITH BOWSER.” Xemnas, leader of the heartless, had sent an army of minions out for the Island of the Ancients. Nefirus flipped on the large screen in the back of the dome. Bowsers' face appeared on it. “BOWSER... I HAVE A NEW MISSION FOR YOU.”
~The Island of the Ancients~
Marth heard what was going on outside the ship. Nefirus and Xemnas, working together? This is worse than I could have thought... I have to leave Samus and go fight this new creature! Marth jumped out of the ship and charged headfirst into the creature, slashing it twice.
While Marth was fighting, Bowser had appeared on the screen in front of Nefirus. “I've been waiting. What do you want Nefirus? All my other plans have been a success so far, all I have to do is watch the heroes fall in my hands.”
~The Smash Dome~
Nefirus smiled. “YES, YOU HAVE PROVEN YOURSELF WORTHY THUS FAR. XEMNAS, LEADER OF THE HEARTLESS AND OUR NEWEST ALLY, HAS SENT SOME OF HIS HEARTLESS TO ATTACK THE ISLE OF THE ANCIENTS. I NEED YOU TO GO AND PROVIDE BACKUP WITH YOUR FORCES. THAT ISLE WILL BE OURS! ALSO, IF YOU CAN, CAPTURE MASTER HAND AND BRING HIM TO ME FOR ABSORPTION.” Nefirus looked down at his hand and opened and closed it. “I THINK IT'S TIME FOR ME TO BECOME COMPLETE.”
~The Island of the Ancients~
Marth blocked and dodged as the Priless vicously attacked him. Marth's armor was protecting him, but he wasn't sure how long that would last. He prepared to use his uppercut jump technique, known as Dolphin Strike. It took more energy than a normal attack, but he still had enough energy.
Marth uppercutted the Priless, splitting it in two. He quickly ran up to Pit and tapped his trophy, then hurried back to Samus to see how she was doing. Marth noticed she was mumbling something.
“Samus, it's Marth. Don't worry, we escaped from Ridley. We're at the Isle of the Ancients. We're going to get you some medical help.” A look of concern spread over Marth's face. "Can you walk?"
Samus heard someone's voice. "M...Ma...Marth? Walk? I don't think so. Someone's going to have ta...uh..." Samus's conciousness was slipping again. She wished someone would tell her where she was, or had they already done that? She was only catching every other word.
Sora was not feeling good, that cut was severe. "Heal!" It didn't work, this wound was worse than he thought. "Marth I need help, we need to see Master Hand." Sora looked in front of him, the forest was huge. Then he saw something he didn't want to see: an army of Priless, Heartless and Nobodies were assembling.
Suddenly Samus snapped out of it. She didn't get up; she still wasn't strong enough for that. But she managed to press a button on the last piece of her armor. As she pressed it, her ship appeared, hovering above them. With another button, she ordered her ship to shoot the Priless. They were immediately destroyed. "Get me... in my ship... I can... regenerate... my armor there..." Hopefully someone heard her.
Sora saw her open her eyes "Marth it's Samus, she's awake!" Pit warned Sora as more heartless and primids appeared.
Marth picked up Samus and rushed her to her ship. "Where should I put you so you can regenerate your armor?"
Sora and Pit were fending off the heartless. “They're coming,” shouted Sora. “The dinosaur and his army are coming!”
"I'm sorry guys but the army looks huge, we have to go now!" Sora shouted. Pit and Sora got inside the gummi ship.
"I'll take us to Destiny Islands,” said Sora. “Maybe the King would know what's going on with Samus.”
“Samus needs her ship to regenerate her armor,” replied Marth.
"Where should we meet back then?" asked Sora
“I don’t know any safe place in the Smash World anymore,” said Marth quickly.
“How about Destiny Islands?” suggested Sora. “Then we’ll find this Master Hand guy.”
So Sora and Pit flew back up into the skies just back where they left off. They went to Destiny Islands to rest up. While they caught their breaths, Sora was wondering whether Marth and Samus were okay and what Xemnas was up to, and why he came back. There were lots of unanswered questions. How were they going to stop Nefirus and Xemnas, and everyone else? And what did Nefirus want with Samus? Sora had a good night’s sleep even though all those thoughts were surging through his mind.
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