I was never going to do these Shade Episodes, but they help answer some sure-to-rise questions.
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[After helping bring the Eclipses to safety, Lea returns to Castle Tartarus, though not to rest. There are still things that need to be done.]
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-Altar of Naught.-
[Lea is bowing before Naught with Hommay at her side.]
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Naught: Very well, Hommay... You may return to Soren with Lythrie. Do not fail me.
Hommay: [He stands.] Yes, Milord. I will bring you nothing but success. [He takes his leave through means of a dark corridor.]
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Naught: Shade Lea...
Lea: Lord Naught. [Bows her head further.]
Naught: I must know why you have been neglecting your duties...
Lea: My duties, Lord Naught? I was sent to Soren to assure that the Feminine and Creminine do not join those Romuline, no?
Naught: You were to aid Hommay as well, and as he said, he received very little assistance from you... Explain yourself, Shade.
Lea: ...Hellspawned, Lord... We had encounters with these Hellspawned monsters, and... we were separated... I do not believe that Hommay had very many run ins with them...
Naught: He did not mention them... Are you telling me the truth, Shade?
Lea: I promise you, Lord Naught. Hellspawned was there on Soren, and they were interfering with our plans...
Naught: Hmm, I see... Now, answer me this... Why did you require the Sorenian Ecliptic Pull to be as powerful as it is?
Lea: I had assumed it would simplify our issues with the encounters, including Light, of course. I understand that it was wrong to do that without your permission... It will not happen again.
Naught: ...Lea... there is something bothering you. It is evident. It is there... Tell me, Shade. What is it?
Lea: ... Quite frankly, Milord... It is Hellspawned... I wish to know why they are here; their sudden interest in destroying Fantasy, one world at a time.
Naught: Hmmm... Perhaps it would be rather foolish of us to let these Hellspawned beings run amok. Darkness shall subdue them. They shall work under our command. Worry not, Shade...
Lea: But I have to worry... Can they even be beaten into submission?
Naught: They will be... They will... Shade, you are dismissed. You may rest for today. Return to my alter by noon tomorrow for your next objectives.
Lea: [Bows her head.] Yes, Lord Naught.
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[With a dark corridor very similar in size to Hommay's, she vanishes.]
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Naught: ... No... It is not Hellspawned... It is something of different origin...
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-Rest-Post Tartarus.-
[A few minutes after appearing in this secret location, Lea is already in her room, decorated with large, dark purple and red roses that never wither. There seems to be a constant breeze roaming through this room, which was designed for royalty. Lea walks to her bed, having left her staff strapped to her back. She simply folds her paws in her lap and stairs at the pink gloves upon them.]
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Lea: ... ... [Looks up.] (Well... This is not the best situation I have been in... Naught suspects something of me...) [Looks at the vanity near the bathroom. She spots herself in the mirror and simply stares.] (He can see right through me... I wonder how Danny handled that... Danny... I should talk to him.) [With the thought, she hops from her bed and walks out of her room.]
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[In Daniel's room.]
Daniel: [Sitting on the balcony outside, watching over the emptiness of this grassy nothingness.] ...
Lea: [Knocks on the door.] Danny? It's me...
Daniel: [Turns his head.] Lea? Come on in.
Lea: [She pushes the knob-less door open and smiles as she sees Daniel. She joins him at the balcony.] How have you been?
Daniel: [Stares out at the grassy emptiness.] 'Been okay... I've been thinking a lot more about Chris lately...
Lea: Me too. I had to lie to Naught... It was one of the scarier things I have done.
Daniel: Tch, heh... I did too... What about you? You've been alright?
Lea: Yes, quite... I did see Chris...
Daniel: Cool, did you tell him that you've changed?
Lea: I did... The look on his face was... Mm, I am glad they trust me... [Smiles, looking out at the field.]
Daniel: It was rough, but I'm pretty happy too...
Lea: I am even happier knowing that you and I are in this together, Danny.
Daniel: [Looks at Lea.] ... [He leans his head into her shoulder.] ...
Lea: Aw, Danny... You are a sweetheart, you know? [Strokes his head.]
Daniel: We're all sweethearts, us closer Shades... Because we're all Eclipses...
Lea: ...You believe that we truly are Eclipses...?
Daniel: We're something of the sort, heheh... Hey, we should talk to Idi tomorrow morning. He'll be here.
Lea: Is Gin not here?
Daniel: Nah, he is. He's sleeping. He's gotta be at Mobius by tonight. We'll be able to catch Idi though if we get to bed early.
Lea: Good idea...
Daniel: What can I say? I'm the Dan with the plan...
Lea: [Stares at Daniel.] ...
Daniel: Stupid, sorry...
Lea: [Shakes her head, smiling. She kisses Daniel on the cheek.]
Daniel: Ooh... Heheheheh... Heh... [Blushes.]
Lea: Come on, Danny. It's getting dark out here.
[The two head into Daniel's room, closing the balcony door, which is shaped like an array of ice crystals.]
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[An hour later, they are in their own rooms asleep...]
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[The next morning...]
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[Meanwhile on Soren.]

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[Lythrie has decided to pay a visit to the Illusive Horizon in case that there are any signs of residents living here. If there are not, Darkness may use this as a stronghold for the Nightmares... She discovers only two Sorenians here, yet these two are all too familiar, yet not to most of Darkness. She waits in the safety of a thick tree, able to see the two without being seen herself. It takes about thirty minutes of patient waiting before they wake up...]
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Lythrie: (These two have strange fur for Fairies. I do as well because I am rather important... So, they must have some significance.) [She watches as the white Sorenian wakes first, treating the naked one with a sort of healing magic.] (White magic... Some figure of Light... Residents of Soren do know magic, but...)
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Darker Fairy: ...Mmg...
White Fairy: Hm? Oh, Cru! Are you waking up?
Darker Fairy: To be honest... I've been half awake for a little... [Opens her eyes halfway, looking at Danicah. She is still paralyzed.] Ah, are you kidding...? I still can't move...
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Lythrie: (Paralysis? I could cause that... Hommay could as well. Perhaps they battled with him... No, the paralysis would have worn by now...)
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Darker Fairy: Nah, thanks Dani... I'll be fine for now. Maybe it's just another attack... It'll go away soon. Hey, is everything cool with you? You're acting differently today.
White Fairy: Oh gosh, am I acting a little strange? Well, we have been on this world for a day now, and the Ecliptic Pull here is so powerful, I feel like a Sorenian. A real Sorenian.
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Lythrie: (Ah-ha... I have discovered gold...) [She continues watching and waiting until something stunning happens. After revealing clear evidence that the two must be with Light, the darker Fairy suddenly falls unconscious, leaving only the white Fairy panicked...] (...The lighter one... Is she... now the darker one? What is happening?) [She watches as the white Fairy now begins to worry what has happened to her, identifying herself as the darker fairy... Soon enough, she disappears through the use of a luster gateway. Lythrie uses this as her chance to fly down from the tree and examine this lone, bare body.] Hmm... Hmhmhmhmhm... What are you capable of...? [She grabs the dark Fairy's paw and summons a dark corridor, taking both of them back to Castle Tartarus...]
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-Rest-Post Tartarus.-
[It is morning and Lea has awoken early to see Idi off as well as give him advice.]
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[They are speaking in Lea's room.]
Idi: [Crosses his arms.] So, he is back...?
Lea: He is, I promise you... Danny and I have seen him... We've assisted his new cause against the Hellspawned threat... Darkness changed since he left us, Idi... We needed this. We needed him back...
Idi: We did. You are asking that I turn my back on Darkness. That I turn away from the Overlord of Misery.
Lea: We have to. This feels much more... natural... Believe me... Find the Eclipses on Anti. You'll understand... You'll see Chris. Chris and Danithan...
Idi: ...Has Gin been informed of this?
Lea: [Shakes her head.] Oh, he's been busier than all of us have. I couldn't catch him...
Idi: ... [Closes his eyes for a few moments before opening them again.] ...Let's help him...
Lea: [Eyes Idi curiously.]
Idi: Let's help... them. The Eclipses and their Connection.
Lea: Thank you, Idi...
Idi: Revolution is among us, and I will follow the will of my sister... of my brothers. I exist for these bonds to shine, and they cannot shine within deep Darkness... I thank you for telling me this, Lea. I will see you on the other side... Farewell. [With a nod to Lea, and a nod received back, he walks from her room...]
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-Alter of Naught.-
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Lythrie: [Bowing before Naught, the body of the dark Sorenian beside her.]
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[At this moment, Idi appears, already bowing in his dark corridor. He catches a glimpse of Lythrie and the body she has brought with her.]
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Lythrie: [Spots Idi watching the body out of the corner of her eyes.] ...
Idi: Forgive my interruption, Milord...
Naught: Hmhmhmhmhm... Think nothing of it... Hmhm...hmhmhmahaha...
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I have found the answer...

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