Moving on again.
(Eden's an average colored fox furry. He's practically an irl friend of mine, so... Yeah. xD Ask him for details, cause all I've got his the fox fur part. And the fact that he usually wears tight, black clothes. His hair is also black and apparently a bit longer then average length.)
Just a warning, this is a plot development episode. So don't think I'm trying to bore you.
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(Vince - Sacreda - Vulpixis - Ixis)
-Underground Lair.-
[BlackMatter was too late... Though it dealt considerable injuries to Eden. Ixis, keeping focused, transported them from the house to his own lair...]
...
[They appear abruptly in the center of the lair, Eden still on his knees. Sacreda is holding his shoulder gently.]
Vulpixis: [Looks around.] The lair?
Ixis: Correct, Vulpixis. [Walks to a nearby coffer-like storage container. From it, he takes a large roll of clothed bandage.]
Vince: Hmm... The bandages you use for your Tier points...?
Ixis: [Approaches Eden.] Yes. These seal the points Tier may leak from. That is, pressure points.
Eden: [Groaning. Sacreda removes his torn, bloodstained shirt and tosses it to the side. He winces as a sharp pain rushes through his body. Eden resists the urge of pressing his palm against his deeply gashed chest.]
Ixis: [Kneels down and observes the wounds.] Three marks... A demonic sign... Though it does not appear too horrendous. [He unrolls the cloth out to a decent length and tears it from the roll.] Stay still and try to relax. [He wraps the bandage around Eden's chest.]
Eden: [He bites his lower lip and shuts his eyes tightly, trying to filter out the pain... Before he knows it, the bandaging is done. He exhales, which is just as painful.]
Sacreda: [Still holding his shoulder.] How are you feeling?
Eden: ...It's only around the chest... The thing didn't get me anywhere else.
Vulpixis: [Nods.] That's good to know.
Eden: [Looks at the three surrounding him.] The Believers... [He turns his head forward. Vince walks towards him...]
Vince: Eden...
Eden: Vince...?
Vince: You scared me there, fighting BlackMatter and all.
Eden: It's a wild, thoughtless monster. I don't even know what it wanted, just... all up and in my face, asking me these questions.
Vince: It looked like it wanted to kill you...
Eden: How's... that different from the other individuals it's killed?
Vince: It never wanted to kill them, I heard. It wanted to know something...
Eden: The other Saviors, I bet...
Vince: Right, and just that...
Eden: [Rubs the back of his head.] ...It's after the Saviors.
Vince: You... you wouldn't happen to know why?
Eden: Sorry. No... Vince, how the hell did you find the three Believers?
Vince: I didn't.
Vulpixis: We found Vince. It was kind of a freak thing.
Ixis: If we have not have found Vince, I would not have been there for you, Eden.
Eden: ...What've you been up to?
Vince: Minding my own business...
Sacreda: Quite truthfully, it is we who interfere.
Vince: All for a good cause of course.
Eden: Well... thanks for saving me 'n all... But of all people, the Believers?
Vulpixis: Can't get over that, hm?
Vince: 'You kidding? I'm still stuck on that. And now there's something new to reside on. BlackMatter's ties with the Saviors...
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[A few minutes later. Ixis is leaning against a wall with his arms and legs crossed. Sacreda is holding her son, standing near Eden, who is also capable of standing now. Vince is sitting on the same coffer from earlier, one hand rubbing his forehead.]
Vulpixis: So, lemme get this straight... BlackMatter wants to destroy the Saviors, or something... Why? We don't know.
Vince: I want to know why...
Eden: So do I. I'd prefer not being mutilated, thank you very much.
Ixis: Did none of you even consider that there could be a plausible connection between BlackMatter and Fantasy?
Vince: ...I never thought of that... But, the gateway was sealed.
Ixis: That is what they want you to think, boy.
Vulpixis: He's got a point. Ixis went through the gateway after it was supposedly sealed.
Eden: BlackMatter... Fantasy... I don't get it though. Fantasy's been out of the picture for years... sort of.
Vince: That's true too. They haven't shown themselves for sometime...
Ixis: And to what conclusion would you make if I mentioned the Mayan Calender?
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[Silence.]
Ixis: The Overlord of Misery has known humanity. It has known what they fear...
Vince: But what if this is really a natural apocalypse?
Ixis: Answer me this: why would BlackMatter seek out the Saviors?
Eden: Because we've saved the world before...
Ixis: Indeed. Now, who is the ruler of Darkness who has acknowledged this?
Eden & Vince: [They look at each other.] The Overlord of Misery...
Vulpixis: Ixis may be right. BlackMatter might be a creation of Naught himself!
Eden: Naught never got his "revenge" on us... I guess '12 is the best time for that...
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Vince: Sacreda...? Are you okay? You've been sort of quiet.
Sacreda: The angels' words...
[Everyone looks to Sacreda, curious.]
Sacreda: Eden... Why we sought you out was because we wished to learn more about the Demented Savior. With Vince, we were capable of gathering a very plentiful amount of information... but you were once his friend...
Eden: Why bring him up? He betrayed us all, then he went and got himself killed...
Sacreda: ...[Closes her eyes...] ...
Vulpixis: [Frowns, looking up to Sacreda.] Mom...?
Sacreda: [She opens her eyes, greeted by the face of Vulpixis.] I can assist... But I can not inform... It was a divine promise...
Ixis: Hmm?
Vince: What're you saying...?
Sacreda: Eden, the Demented Savior once fought with you... He once fought you... You know him both as your friend, and as your enemy...
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Ixis: I see...
Sacreda: Muugen... You understand...
Ixis: This is... ruinous... [Drops his arms to his sides.] Eden, do you remember what BlackMatter said to you?
Eden: [Closes his eyes, thinking back...]
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"You should know me... Why don't you...?"

Eden: ...It's him, isn't it...? He didn't die...
Ixis: All along... Damn. How could I have not seen through this...?
Vulpixis: The angels tell Mother all.
Vince: The first Believer is BlackMatter...? (I don't get this at all... That means he had never died at all... If that's the case, then... where did he go?)
Ixis: The Overlord of Misery must be responsible for this...
Vulpixis: He's gotta be. Clearly, he messed with the Demented Savior's abilities...
Sacreda: That, we shall solve ourselves.
Eden: [Head lowered.] ... [He tightens his fists.] ...
Vulpixis: Eden?
Eden: We're finding the other Saviors...[Lifts his head.] to end him for good...
--E n d i n g--
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Not the most exciting part, but it's a crapload of surprise. (I hope. >.< wink