The symmetry continues!
For a little.
Starting this episode, it'll begin to fade.

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The Second Cross:
The Glimmering Hope

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"Absolutely... ruined..."
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[The wind continues to roar across the broken land...]
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[Tremors continue to shake the spacially disturbed world.]
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[The Awgo police force has gathered in this region, San Diego, in huge numbers to combat the strange, supernatural force that has descended upon Earth, or rather, ascended through Earth. Hideous, jet black imp-like demons roam across the ruined world, mercilessly causing harm to all who stand in their way, which is always in no way intentional, according to innocent citizens. Some citizens have lost their sanity and taken up arms to defend themselves, seeking shelter desperately. Unfortunately, lethal force has been used on some of these citizens so far. And the story still continues.]
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"Ooph... What happened...?"
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Topher: [Topher lay on a mound of dirt which has been raised out of the ground by spacial force. It hangs suspended in the air, albeit not too high. On this small chunk of land, a few trees have fallen and warped into the soil, creating a sort of shelter for Topher. The shelter however, is extremely small... too small for a human. Nonetheless, Topher is caved in within the hollows of bent, broken trees. He can hear the wind pass above.] ... Can't... see... Where--what happened here...? [He sits up, finding that his body feels as if it had been horribly misshapen. He feels as though his torso connects directly to his feet. He also feels he has no hair. The dark shelter prevents him from raising his hands--incidentally he lacks those as well--in front of his face and seeing them clearly. He also feels the sensation of something floating above his head, though connected to his body; among the most unexplainable feels he has.] ... [All he can do is groan in pain from whatever had toyed with the physical form of his body.]
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"H-help... Help...! ..."
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[Earlier...]
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[Before Topher and Cruce had awakened, the world suffered a second apocalypse all too familiar to none but the two. Nightmares were set loose on Earth as another fated collision occurred, leaving the inevitable: where there is Darkness, there is Light. For the very first time, the Lightspawn are being sent to this world to counter the forces of evil under the command of an unknown entity of the purest divinity. Lightspawn and Nightmares battle on the torn, warped landscape that was once recognized as beautiful Earth. The scale of battle between Light and Darkness on a world unknown to them has increased twofold, and the challenges many sides face are far more perilous than those of the previous cross between Chronic and Safa. Even with the extra assistance from Light, Darkness is already on the move... It is as if they had prepared for this moment to come again: as if they remembered where the citizens of Earth did not.]
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[A black wind stirs within the devastated hills...]
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(L e a)
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-Phantomfall Hills.-

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Lea: [The corrupted wolf-like, yet fairy-like, creature is wearing an elegant rainbow dress. Each of the colors have been darkened. Black roses have been sewn into the waist of this dress. Her enormous, rainbow butterfly wings flutter in the gale. She carries a black marble staff with vines spiraling up to the pedestal-shaped tip, which holds a pink gem that has the shapes of flowers carved in it as a design.] Ooohohohoho! [She stands with her head raised, holding her elegant staff in one paw. She waves it forward, commanding puddles of blackness before her and behind to appear within the grass. Imp-shaped Nightmares rise from these puddles of blackness, dripping liquid Darkness and glaring at their foes, the orderly Lightspawn soldiers, with an insane hatred.] I'm the seer~who called you here~now go and fight, dears!~Make Light shed tears. [She seems to speak with an English accent. With this command, the Nightmares ready their claws and charge forth...]
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[Their foes, the Lightspawn, appear to be radiantly colored beings who almost mimic the imps. They are small nymphs with angel-feathered wings, each wielding a small spear. These creatures pertain to various colors according to their summon origin. They ready themselves...]
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Lea: Ohohoho! [She stands firm, raising her staff vertically in front of her with both paws gripping it. A dark aura shimmers around her before escaping as a pulse, then reshaping as a particular force upon her enemies: a black magic spell. She allows the two forces to clash before casting this magic. The spell itself is a small, pink tornado that envelops both the Nightmares and the Lightspawn... The tornado subsides.] Hmhm, there are many more~to go for! Apologies, my grunts~but you are all runts~. [She smiles mischievously.] (Oh, but I do wonder what Light is doing on this place... I can't help but wonder if this is some sort of race. What an odd little world here... But truly, it is nothing to fear. Time to move; His plans are in order.) [She flutters her large wings a few times before lifting herself off of the ground and using the violent gales to propel her forward... It is almost as if she is commanding the wind around her...]
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Lea: [Everywhere Lea looks, destruction is not absent. The same can be said for strange, suspended landforms in the air. Only once has she seen such a thing.] (So strange, so new... Destruction, through and through...) [She catches a hint of something particular on the wind.] !! [Gasps.] What is that I smell here?!~Oh my, could it be...[She cuts her rhyme short...] ...S-something must be amiss... Could it be what I think it is? [She faces a pile of rubble that seems to have been at one point a white house. She catches a faint hint of potent energy in the presence, however quickly dismisses it due to her current distraction.] ...Hmmm~... [She flies faster, the wind speeding up behind her at her will...]
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[Suddenly, a column of four glistening spheres scintillates into existence in front of her. From these orbs bursts four Lightspawn ready to face her. The same amount of Lightspawn appear behind her.
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Lea: ! [She looks back with an unmoved expression.] Ohoho, eight against one, is this true...?~That is simply unfair... for you~! [She readies herself in midair, her staff gripped in one paw, crystal gleaming brightly.]
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[A Lightspawn braver hurdles at her from behind, spear ready to thrust. As it thrusts it weapon forward, the blade of light fazes completely through Lea. She dissipates into a black and purple wind which rushes around the scene in a chaotic manner. These blades of wind slice through the Lightspawn, who try desperately to parry the oncoming rush. Four fall after this merciless blade storm. Four leap back through a break, including the one who instigated the attack.]
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Lea: [The dark wind begins to spiral rapidly around the spot Lea had been attacked. It reforms into her solid being. She smiles menacingly at her foes, all watching her with anticipation.] Hmhm, hello. [In the blink of an eye, and upon barely moving her staff, a magenta streak of light shoots from the glimmering crystal. It expands into a wave of energy that overtakes three of the Lightspawn... The last falls to the ground, heavily affected by this mysterious energy. It seems to be dripping with a liquid form of the same force.]
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Lightspawn Nymph: ... [With its spear fallen to the side, it watches Lea approach...]
Lea: [She sets down on her sharpened high-heels, staring down at the Lightspawn with a gentle smile.] Speak to me, nymph. Do not simper~do not whimper. Tell me why Light is here.
Lightspawn Nymph: I will not speak of Light... I would rather be felled knowing I fought.
Lea: Ohohoho, you Lightspawn, so noble~on this world [She looks around for a moment.] not so global... But what a waste it would be~to finished by me. Come, nymph, there are other paths...
Lightspawn Nymph: Urk--... No... [Shakes its head.]
Lea: Oh, come now! Nightmares do get boring~A Lightspawn servant is more roaring~and when I am through~you will no longer feel like you. [She points her staff at the Lightspawn, a gentle radiance coming from her crystal.]
Lightspawn Nymph: [Weakened, it stays put.] ...I promise you... I will recover from this trickery... I will not let it end this way.
Lea: Ohoho, you do not know who you are talking to~You expect me to believe that will be true?~It does not hurt to be a tribute~even knowing you'll become... hmhm... cute... [The glow brightens.]
Lightspawn Nymph: [Its eyes widen.] ! What...?!
[The bright pink glow unleashes a lighter colored beam upon the Lightspawn. The energy properties are almost disturbingly more different than the previous attack...]
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Lea: [Now, she is walking on a fairway path that has not been warped in any way. In fact, this is most likely the most undisturbed piece of land she has seen yet. The wind still blows fiercely, and no different is its pattern unless Lea is present... With her staff in one paw, she walks alongside a pink and black furred creature that possesses some traits of Lea's, such as the wings and wolf features. Many of the features, including her body, is smaller. The color of the wings is a fainter rainbow. Her eyes, much like Lea's are green. Her hair is the same, but a tad shorter.] So, now I am your master~First command: move faster!~We haven't all day~We can't keep Light at bay!
Lea's Slave: [She nods.] Yes, Mistress. [Having been behind Lea, she starts walking a tad faster to keep up as Lea moves more quickly at the same time.]
Lea: Upon your transformation~You've forgotten information~So firstly, your new name will be~...Hmmm... Harmony!
Harmony: Harmony... [She repeats the name, as if it put her in a sort of trance. She looks at the ground while walking.] ...
Lea: Lovely, is it not?
Harmony: Yes, Mistress. [She looks up.] Lovely, indeed!
Lea: Glad you've agreed~Come, Dear, let's pick up speed. [The two continue moving through the desecrated fields...]
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[Lea commands Harmony to stay back at the sight of any Lightspawn. There are a few that appear to confront the two, yet Harmony follows orders as Lea handles the obstacles with little effort. Lea is fully aware that Harmony's recent battle with her now-master and transformation has left her far too weak to battle. In this situation, both know that it is imperative to stay together.]
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[Eventually, Lea and Harmony reach a small rise in the soil. The floating chunk of land is underwhelming compared to the floating mountains in the distance. This being mentioned, it is suspicious. Lea gives Harmony her first real order...]
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Lea: Harmony, be a dear~and see what's up here. [She points to the floating land while glancing back at her follower.]
Harmony: [Nods.] Yes, Mistress. [She flutters her wings and takes to the air, planting her feet on the grass above.]
Lea: [Watches suspiciously.] (I can no longer ignore that presence~such a force I felt before; a resonance... I must know, I simply must!~Then comes the next, I trust.)
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Harmony: [She walks closer to what appears to be a few fallen trees, warped together to form a sub-natural shelter. Entry would be difficult, but possible.] ...?
[She hears a voice.]
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"H-help... Help...!"
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Harmony: ! Mistress Lea! [Turns back to the ground below.]
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Topher: [Laying on his back with his eyes closed. They open wide when he hears the voice close outside.] ...? Huh...? Hello?! Someone, help me! Please!
[...Suddenly, the trees begin to tremble violently. The winds surrounding them become far fiercer. It begins to eat away at the bark until the trees are light enough to be lifted by the powerful winds that swirl around this spot... As they are lifted, the wind shifts into its general direction, throwing them on the scattered fields below. This reveals Topher in his entirety... which is not much.]
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[Lea and Harmony fly side side; Lea with her staff forward in one extended arm. The pink crystal glows brightly...]
Topher: [He sits up slowly, facing forward to see the two mysterious fairy ladies hovering a few yards in front of him.] Whoa... Pretty! Did you just lift all that up?
Lea: [Staring at this odd, tiny creature, aghast and blinking.] ...Why, yes. That would be I.
Harmony: [She tilts her head.] Mistress Lea...?
Lea: [Shakes her head slowly.] What an odd sight, yes...
Topher: [His smile widens.] Oh my God, thank you so much! [He stands, although with difficulty. His new body shape is the cause.]
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~Mobius Topher~
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Lea: (What... is this...?) [She flies to the floating chunk of land and sets down, now standing in front of Topher. Harmony follows closely.]
Topher: [He is significantly shorter than Lea or Harmony and has to look up at both, almost falling backwards in the process.] Um... I'm so sorry if I was any trouble.
Lea: Trouble, little one?~It was quite fun~And, oh, as I hovered~look what I discovered! Ohohoho~! [She crouches down slightly, her staff up against the ground and holding her upright.] Why, you're so small!
Topher: I'm... small...? [He takes this opportunity to look at his hands, which appear to be stubs.] (Wha--!?) [He gasps.] I'm--!
Lea: Mmm? You look as though you have seen a ghost~Or perhaps an army of Nightmares, at most.
Topher: N-Nightmares?! You--...Did you say Nightmares?! [His head drops.] U-um...
Lea: That I did... (This boy is radiating quite the aura... And what is he? I must know~...Is he friend or foe? ...Vexing, quite... Perhaps he will be~of some use to me. The only problem--oi...~Yes... he is a boy.) But worry not; they will do no harm, Little Blue~Do be a sweetie and tell me your name, would you?
Topher: Yes ma'am. My name is Topher. I don't know what happened here, but I think it is best we team up and figure everything out... U-uh, if that's okay! I don't want to intrude...
Lea: (But he is quite the sweetheart.) Topher, mm? Well, I do agree~We should go as three. It was quite a distance I flew, an--~Oh! Do you mind if I call you Blue?
Topher: [He shakes his head.] N-not at all! I... am blue... hehe. Well a greenish kind of blue. My arms and feet have blue... ...Wow... I feel so light.
Lea: Hmhm, Little Blue~You act as though you're not you.~Come, we have no time to waste~So flap those little wings and make haste!
Topher: W...wings...? [He looks at his back, raising his shoulder a little. He spots a pair of black, heart-shaped wings.] ...Oh...! ...Hehe, I didn't even know... Um, I don't know how exactly to fly with wings... I'm... I'm sorry...
Lea: Ohohoho, well then... Harmony? Do teach him, would you?
Harmony: Yes, Mistress. [She flies to Topher and sets down next to him, showing him the basics of the concept...]
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"Did I... go the wrong way...?"
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[Cruce has ended up on the scene of pure ruin. The ground he walks on has caved into the earth to form a gigantic crater. Above this crater hangs a large mountain.]
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-Massive Caving.-

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[The crater is shaped like a small lake. Ironically enough, there is a massive pond of water at the lowest point. The area appears more elaborate than expected; with natural ramps on its ledges leading downward into the distorted earth. The mountain casts a dark shadow over the area, which is at least twice the size of Cruce's school campus.]
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Cruce: [He brings his pace to a walk as he observes his surroundings.] (This is mad... I don't know where I am or where I'm going for that matter... At least I can defend myself... God, I hope. I feel something tingling inside of me--like my blood is flowing faster than usual, or something... I don't know... My heart's pumping...) [He steadily makes his way deeper into the crater with a sinking feeling that he is being watched. Out of the corner of his eyes, he feels he sees shadows blur passed him...] ...I don't like it here at all.
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Cruce: [Quickly, he spins around, his legs spread...] ... [He scans around, capturing what appears to be glimpses of the same shadows rushing by.] C'mooon... I really don't wanna deal with--!![He is interrupted by the fluttering of wings. Again, he spins around. Instantaneously, he is greeted with a devilish face flying full-speed at him with its claws raised.] !! [Thinking quickly, he makes haste and, rather than dodging, extends his arm to its full length and attempts to grasp the Nightmare. He finds that he has successfully grabbed its arm. With a quick reaction, he sidesteps and slams the thing against the wall of the crater with enough force to break off stone fragments.] (Just... think of the power I'm feeling...) [He thinks back to what Celebi taught him... The formation of pulsing light appears around him as he holds the imp against the wall. A blast of air leaves his palm and further crushes the imp into the wall, disintegrating it...] ... [Cruce stands, staring at the same spot in the wall for few seconds, immediately wondering if what he had just defeated really was...] ...Was that... a Nightmare...?
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[He faces forward to see that more of the same creatures are sprouting from puddles of liquid blackness in the ground.]
Cruce: [He steps back once.] (Dammit, I hate when I'm right... Gotta fight.) [He readies himself for the three Nightmares that face him. Right away, the battle commences. The three fling themselves at Cruce in a disorderly fashion. Cruce throws both arms forward, a pulse of light leaving both and reforming as a large quantity of violet streaks of wind spiraling around him. Two Nightmares make contact with these streaks only to be shredded into nothingness. The last is blown back. As it recovers, Cruce lowers his arms to his sides, commanding the wind to drop to his feet. Feeling confident synergy with this power, he hops, allowing the air to move under his feet. The Nightmare shows no sign of fear as, once again, it bursts forward. The difference this time is that Cruce, too, flies forward with a forceful propelling release of the air behind him. Repeating an earlier move, he grasps the Nightmare by the arm in his high speed launch and, with a quick front-flip in midair, hurls his weakened foe into the rocky ground, ending its corrupted life.]
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Cruce: [He slides as he lands, standing up straight and looking back.] (Just how the hell do I keep doing this...? ...I always feel like I'm being supported with every move I make... I mean physically! I couldn't have dreamed of pulling off a stunt like that at any point in my life before this.) ... [He shakes his head and returns his attention to the front where he spots a particular red glow in the crater. This glow casts a shadow. About ten of them. Sensing distress, Cruce hesitates not. He dashes forth, though tries to avoid the abnormal burst of speed as demonstrated after awakening.]
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[A strangely shaped girl holding a bright stone sits up against a moist wall, deep within the crater. It is clear that she has been weakened...]
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Strange Girl: [She whimpers, closing her eyes and raising the vivid stone to her face.] Please... give me... strength...
[The Nightmares begin closing in one at a time.]
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[Suddenly, a few wild streaks of faint violet bolt through a line of the imps. It stuns them, as well as distracting many of the others. The streaks come back around. The Nightmares prepare for this... however, from behind most of them, Cruce speeds on. He dives into the gathering of Nightmares and flairs his limbs out, releasing a large burst of air that propels the Nightmares in all directions. They ram against walls and fall into the pond nearby. The blast of wind had not affected the girl, as she is sitting up against the wall. He stands in front of her, ready to fight.]
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Strange Girl: ! [She gasps lightly, looking up at her savior.]
Cruce: [Turns his head a tad, not looking directly at her although speaking to her.] Hang in there. I'll clean this mess up.
Strange Girl: [She looks ahead, noticing the imps rising from the pond. In addition, more are spawning directly into the battle. They begin closing in on the two again...] Look out! [She points ahead.]
Cruce: [He readies himself yet again, his palms glowing a bright violet, as if ready to unleash a surge of air again.]
Strange Girl: [She gasps quietly as she sees the glowing aura radiating from Cruce... She then stares at the gem in her grasp, which glows with equal radiance. She feels a new power pour into her body...] (What... is this... power...? Are you doing this...?) [She seems lost in the gem's illumination... It is then that she realizes she has enough power...] ... [Feeling a new conviction, she rises to her feet.]
Cruce: [He snarls a bit.] (Gotta focus, gotta feel the power...) ...
[As the Nightmares gather together once again, the girl reaches for one of Cruce's tails.]
Cruce: Hm? [He looks back for a quick second. All he can see is a flash of bright red.]
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"Chaos Control!!"
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[The sound of thunder... The two are gone...]
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I went thar.