Next final battle sequence is coming up~.
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The First Cross:
The Crystalline Genesis

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[The call of the Time Gear has taken the Phaze to the Aphotic Tower, alongside Grovyle, Riolu, and Cruce.]
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[But Pachi is no longer with them.]
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-Aphotic Apex.-

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[Safiri and Nuvlora are staring out into the blackness to where they remember the Ancient Growth to be.]
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Nuvlora: ...Can you feel it, Safie?
Safiri: ...Something's there... Something's waiting.
Nuvlora: ...We have to go...
Safiri: [She looks at Nuvlora curiously.] ...We... we can't just go on our own... What about the others?
Nuvlora: ...Maybe they'll be safer here... We warded off Darkness earlier, they might be able to again... We just... we have to end this. We have to alleviate the madness.
[Safiri stays quiet.]
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[Behind them, a surge of light in the small chapel...]
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[They turn around to see Wax-Wan and the others.]
Wax-Wan: ...Here we are.
Riolu: ...This is... this is the tower, isn't it?
Grovyle: Oh, I remember... yes it is.
Safiri: You...? Where did... where did you go?
Nuvlora: What happened to you?! We were worried... we had thought Darkness had passed through you, or worse.
Cruce: [He keeps quiet...] ...
Safiri: Cruce... [Walks up to him, a paw stroking the side of one of his.] What happened?
Cruce: ...I'm so glad you two are okay... [He sniffles a bit...]
Wax-Wan: ...These kind heroes of Chronic... and this world... came for me. They brought an end to the sinister deeds of Mewtwo.
Riolu: Safiri, Nuvlora... this is the Phaze Wax-Wan.
Safiri: [Gasps.]
Nuvlora: [Her eyes go a little wider. She bows courteously.] F-forgive me...
Safiri: [Steps back a little and bows as well.]
Wax-Wan: [Smiles as best as he can at the moment.] You're too kind, young Safans... Hm, might I ask... where are the other Time Gears?
Nuvlora: They're down in the main entrance with the others. They were really worried about you...--...where's Pachi?
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[Silence.]
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Cruce: ...[Frowns at Nuvlora.] You will never suffer his fate, Nuvlora... I promise you... I promise.
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Safiri: ...Pachi's... he's... he's not... dead, is he?
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Grovyle: It would seem we have lost an Eclipse...
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[At this time, two figures stand at the entrance to the apex.]
Lavender: Safiri! Nuvlo--Hey... Hey, you guys made it!
Riolu: Ah, Lavender! You are unharmed.
Grovyle: Topher, you too.
Topher: [He nods, smiling a little.]
Cruce: Tophs...? [He flies to his cousin, setting down in front of him.] Tophs, thank God... th-thank God...
Topher: Cousin Cruce... [Leans his forehead against Cruce's. Cruce does the same. Topher closes his eyes.] ...
Cruce: ...How are you...? How is... everyone?
Topher: We got lucky... Everyone woke up before the attack, and we got out of there safely... I-I... I'm... [He seems to be slightly injured. His back legs have been damaged.]
Lavender: Topher fought with us... His power amazed me. I didn't know the boy could fight so well.
Cruce: ..Is this true, Tophs? [He backs his head away a little in surprise.]
Topher: [Nods.] Yes...
Cruce: ... (...Topher... he fought... ) ...
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Lavender: ...Pachi's not here... ...D-don't tell me...
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Safiri: ...[Shakes her head.] Did you need something, Lav?
Lavender: Just to make sure you were alright... ...[Notices Wax-Wan.] ... [She bows.] Forgive me, Grand Phaze.
Wax-Wan: My Guardians... to see you both here is reassuring to me... But there is another... Another Phaze awaits...
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[At this time, a global luminescence lights the sky. This yellow shine almost lights the entire region as if it were twilight. The Ancient Growth can be seen...]
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[Four faces walk to the edge of the apex.]
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[Nuvlora, Safiri, Cruce, and Lavender look out at this shine.]
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Wax-Wan: She is calling... She is pleading you. Are you prepared to answer?
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Lavender: It is our duty; our role.
Nuvlora: We have to put an end to this once and for all...
Safiri: [She nods.] For our world... For all worlds, and those who suffered.
Topher: Cruce... Y-you're going again...?
Cruce: [He closes his eyes. (Pachi... I... I won't make the same mistake... I promise, I'll... I'll do everything in my power to keep Nuvlora safe... a-alive... I'm so sorry...) [He opens his eyes, facing the light.] I have to. It's my role too...
Topher: ...[He lowers his head, solemn.]
Cruce: Tophs, we're going to fix this, all of it.
Topher: ...I'm... coming with you.
Cruce: [Shakes his head.] I-I can't let you do that... I know you're strong, and that's why I want you to stay here. Defend everyone. Show them how powerful you really are... [He looks to Wax-Wan.] You'll have a Phaze with you.
Wax-Wan: [He smiles, nodding.]
Topher: ...O-okay... But promise me...
Cruce: Yes?
Topher: Promise me that I will get to see you again... [He lifts his head.] in a living world.
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Cruce: I promise you. I promise all of you.
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Safiri: [She approaches Cruce's side, nudging at his cheek.]
Cruce: Mm? [Turns to Safiri.]
Safiri: [Nods to him.] We're a team now.
Cruce: [Smiles back.] ...(Right... a team... we're all friends here now.) We are.
Lavender: Together, we can answer Supernova's call.
Nuvlora: Let's do this for Earth; for Light.
Wax-Wan: If only I could accompany you, but alas, I must protect these Time Gears... I can take you to the Ancient Growth, however... if you are ready.
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Topher: [He watches as his cousin affirms.] (...Maybe when this is all over... I can get to understand who you really are...)
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"(If... you are still there...)"
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Safiri: [She too, watches Cruce and thinks...] (...If it's your duty to protect the Eclipses... then I'll follow you to hell if you go.)
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Nuvlora: [They are now near Wax-Wan, who is preparing to send them to the Ancient Growth.] ...Cruce... [Faces Cruce.] Let's work together as we were destined to.
Cruce: (As we were destined...) ... [He nods firmly.] Yes.
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"Get ready, here we go."
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[There is a flash of emerald light...]
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"Farewell, and best of luck to all of you."
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"Supernova is waiting."
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(C r u c e -- N u v l o r a -- L a v e n d e r -- S a f i r i)
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-Ancient Growth.-

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[Cruce, Nuvlora, Lavender, and Safiri appear in a flash at the base of the Ancient Growth. The area is aglow with the light of the Phaze. All around the sacred tree are Nightmares. All of them are either imps, demons, or Safans. They watch the four, perplexed at their sudden arrival. They stand facing out at these Nightmares.]
Nuvlora: You all ready?!
Safiri: Born ready!
Lavender: Let's take back our precious Ancient Growth!
Cruce: [He starts casting.] For Pachi!
[Nuvlora begins casting as well. She and Cruce cast their spells simultaneously. They replicate each other in style, two barrages of icy meteorites raining down above on the many Nightmares just as they begin to attack.]
Safiri: [She uses her hyper speed to tear through the Nightmares unaffected by the spells.]
Lavender: [Waving her arms gracefully, she summons purple energy fields to swallow the beings of the Nightmares around her.]
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[Within moments, all Nightmares are gone.]
Nuvlora: That takes care of them out here! Let's get inside.
[All in agreement, they head into the Lower Ancient Growth. Nightmares greet them in a huge horde strewn around the ring.]
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Lavender: Ah, they're everywhere!
Safiri: [Her paws begin glowing yellow.] ...I'll handle this...
Lavender: [Turns to Safiri.] Hm? ...Safiri! Here! [She casts a quick shield spell around Safiri.]
Nuvlora: Careful, Safie!
Safiri: You got it! [With the shield around her, she bursts into the ring at incredible speeds. The high concentrated energy of the force-field plus her speed is a more than adequate enough combo to tear through the majority of these Nightmares with ease. She returns to the other three, breathing deeply.] ...That'll... hold 'em off.
Lavender: [She unsummons the force-field around Safiri.] You okay?
Safiri: ...[She nods.] Y-yeah... Takes a lot outta ya, heheh. Let's hurry, I'll be fine!
Nuvlora: Alright! Great work like always, Safie!
[They find the ramp that leads to the tele-pool. A few Nightmares guard the pool, but are quickly disposed of by efforts of all four of the teammates.]
Lavender: Into the water we go!
[As soon as they step into the water, they become small lights which beam upward into the Central Ancient Growth...]
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-Central Ancient Growth.-

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[They come to the chamber with the suspended vine bridges. The entire room is now frozen over, though the danger of falling into the hollow abyss still persists. If that is not already enough, Nightmares sprout from pools of Darkness all around the room.]
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Nuvlora: Be careful in here!
Cruce: How the heck did this all get frozen over?!
Lavender: We'll worry about that later! Hyah! [She leaps into the air, performing a somersault and eliminating a Nightmare with her tail, empowered by her force-field energy of course.]
Nuvlora: [The leaves sprouting from her tail solidify into crystals. She aims her tail at the Nightmares as the crystals fire forth.]
Safiri: [She notices the endless rush of Nightmares as each is defeated.] Forget about them! Let's hurry on up to the next area!
[They do so, now only eliminating the foes in their way of progressing upward. The four move together in a line across the narrow frozen vines... But imp Nightmares now take advantage of their flight and rush to disrupt the balance.]
Lavender: [Looking forward at the opening to the next chamber.] Almost there...!
[Just as Nuvlora, the leader at the moment, reaches the stabler ground, a single imp tackles Lavender, throwing her into the abyss.]
Lavender: Ack--Waaaaaahhhhh!!!
Safiri: [Looks back and down as Lavender falls.] Laaaaaav!!
Cruce: [Turns back.] Lavender!! (NO! NOT AGAIN!!) [He screams in his head, shutting his eyes tightly...]
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Safiri: [She and the others, including Cruce, are now standing before the vine bridge. She notices the endless rush of Nightmares.] Forget about them! Let's hurry on up to the next area!
Cruce: (What? Again? I-I... H-how...) [He shakes his head, forgetting about this as well at the moment. He does as the others do and rush up to the bridge.]
Lavender: [Looking forward at the opening to the next chamber.] Almost there...!
[Again, as Nuvlora reaches the top, an imp Nightmare tackles Lavender off of the vines. This time, Cruce turns as soon as he hears the impact.]
Lavender: Ack--Waaaaaah...Wh...Whaa...? [She is floating above the abyss with a glow around her.]
Cruce: [Concentrating on holding her up with his mind orientated magic. He pulls her back to the group and carefully onto the ledge.]
Safiri: Whoa! Waaaay too close! [She trots back a bit, making room for Lavender.]
Lavender: [Now on the ledge with Cruce.] ... [Slightly shaken.] ...Wh-...
Cruce: [He nods, smirking.] You alright?
Lavender: [She nods back.] Y-yes. Thank you!
Nuvlora: Quick thinking, Cruce! Thank the Ancient Growth you're with us.
[The four rush ahead into the next tele-pool room.]
Lavender: [She turns back, facing the oncoming Nightmares. Spreading her arms out, she calls forth a heavy force-field to block the way, protecting them from any further conflict at this point. She turns to the others.] Hehe, we're good for now!
Nuvlora: Good going... and... honestly, close call back there.
Lavender: Cruce... I'm really in your debt...
Cruce: Don't mention it, Lav! Thank me once we're outta here.
Lavender: Heh, I wouldn't be able to express it then. It'd be too great. Baby steps.
Safiri: We're doing good... we may actually do this!
[With this confidence, they step into the nearly frozen shining pond to ascend to the next area...]
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-Upper Ancient Growth.-

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[The next chamber is the frozen lake. A dark blue atmosphere persist over this area now, the cold much stronger.]
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Safiri: Finally, some room to breathe... [She does so, her breath clearly seen.] ...It's freezing up here.
Nuvlora: It is... But I don't see any Nightmares... Oh... [She looks to the center of the lake.] I spoke too soon. [Two Nightmares stand side by side. These are far more powerful than regular Nightmares. One is the dingo from previous affairs, and another is a buck. Formerly officer Raymond. He has been fully converted into a Nightmare.]
Nightmare Dingo: [Black energy sparks within his ring-shaped tail.] So they come...
[Ready to fight, the four move to face these two Nightmares.]
Cruce: You too... You'd better move aside unless you want to end up like your bear friend!
Safiri: [Recognizes the buck.] (Raymond...)
Nightmare Dingo: So you defeated him. The imbecile was too uptight.
Cruce: ...Y-you don't even care...?
Nightmare Dingo: Those who fall fall only because of weakness. The weak deserve to be felled.
Cruce: ...You can't be serious...
Safiri: Cruce, this is how Darkness is. They couldn't care less about friends or anything like that.
Nuvlora: That in itself is weakness. It just further clarifies that all of them... "deserve to be felled."
Safiri: So let's take 'em down!
Nightmare Dingo: Hah, we knew you might try... [Behind these two Nightmares, a huge pool of blackness essentially gives birth to a monstrous Nightmare... the Black Parasite roars at it rises to the top of the ice.] Hmhmhm...
Safiri: [Growls.] This thing.
Nuvlora: We won't let it defeat us! Not this time!
Lavender: Yuck, what is that thing?!
Cruce: Doomed's what it is. [He readies himself.]
Nightmare Dingo: [Its tail rises, the black energy ready to burst.]
Nightmare Buck: [Its antlers spark with the same energy.]
Black Parasite: [Releases another discordant roar, its tentacles rising aggressively.]
[Lavender smirks. Both the buck and the dingo release their energies on the group, a black flash enveloping them for a few moments before it vanishes, revealing a dome of Lavender's purple shield aura. At this moment, the four spread out.]
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[Nuvlora and Cruce jump back with each other as the buck and the dingo split, each headed for their own opponent.]
Lavender: [Prepares herself for battle with the dingo.]
Safiri: [Faces up to the buck.]
Cruce: [Stands with Nuvlora, ready to battle the Black Parasite...]
--To Be Continued...--
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Yeah, I know. The structure's a little different than last time. The next episode will see more than one battle scene, I can say that much.

I can also say this: this episode REEKS of irony.
First of all, we got the former officer Raymond up against the girl he said he would specifically not fight.
Secondly, former officer Gordon (the Black Parasite) is -still- actually working with Raymond. I was planning on having the dingo be the third officer we never met, but he already died as a Nightmare. That would add more irony, as the dingo seems like the leader here, while he was the quietest in the police force.
Thirdly, and this relates back to the previous Sync 2. Safans, in an Ancient Growth lake, are doing battle with the Black Parasite. If any of you recall, this is almost exactly what happened in the Black Parasite battle of Sync 2, although we have different characters and twists here.
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I should really let you guys figure this stuff out, but sometimes it's just too good. x3
I'm sure there's something about Lavender fighting the dingo that's ironic, but I can't find it. xD I'll leave that all to you...
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*Just found it, but it's too elaborate.*