Hidden Pasts Chapter 10
By Katie Herdman
for coming everyone.
glanced to see if everyone was there, yes they were.
learned a few minutes ago that very soon the final battle will begin and
Leraikhe will be attacking here, because
well he wants me.
lay on almost everyones faces, except Squalls. Naturally Sati
would have told him everything, apart from what Sati had just told her.
thought it was best not to tell them.
brought her out of her thoughts.
Oh, right. There is an ancient legend about monsters walked this
world long ago. There was a struggle between good and evil, until good conquered
and the dark angels and their master hid away under the earth, waiting until
they were risen up again. It has been millennia since they last walked here
and only their spirits remain now. They need a lot of energy to revitalize
them. Mine and Leraikhes blood sacrificed will give them all the energy
they need to rise up.
do we stop them, Rinoa asked.
dont let the ritual take place, once it has, they cant be stopped,
they will destroy everything.
what do we do, Quistis said, her cold blue eyes levelled at Andria.
wished at that point that she could swap places with Quistis, asking the
questions, not answering them, there were no answers, no roads to take, no
choices left to make.
there was always a choice, that was what Father Enki had always told her,
but he was dead now, he could not help her.
was alone again, a child running through the forest, running from the beast
that would now finally catch her.
I wont lie to you Quistis; there are no real answers. We cant
make the first move in this battle, we have to wait and prepare.
were just gonna sit here on our butts doin nothing and let them come
to us, burst out Seifer, yelling with anger.
Andria said slowly, when they come, we are gonna battle them. Thats
all we can do. The ceremony must take place tonight, or it wont happen
for another thousand years. This is our only chance.
Are you sure hell come Andria, Vincent asked.
sun had set over an hour ago. They had spent most of the day preparing the
Garden for a war.
of the students and Junior Class men had been evacuated into Galbadia Garden.
Only the SeeDs were left, hiding around the Garden, waiting for something
to slip into the Garden and attack them.
and Andria were hiding on the second floor.
come, I know it. Hey Vincent, Vincent turned to look at Andria, in
case one of us doesnt make it
thanks for sticking by me. Youve
always been my best friend and youve helped me through so much
shushed her. She didnt have to say anything; he knew she was thanking
thought she suddenly heard a noise. She stopped moving and listened. Vincent
was sure he couldnt hear her breathing and he looked to see if she
was still alive.
Shhh, she whispered very quietly. Andria knew Vincent couldnt
hear the footsteps coming along the corridor.
they got closer, Vincent heard them too.
saw Leraikhe come out of the darkness; he was alone.
have you an Army when I am alone, do you not trust me. He was playing
games and she knew it.
cant take me by yourself Leraikhe, not anymore. I will fight. If I
fight you cant win alone.
the contrary, he said, what makes you think I will fight you.
her Vincent growled and he pointed the crossbow levelly at Leraikhes
walked in front of the crossbow; she didnt want Vincent to attack Leraikhe.
do you want the ritual to go ahead Leraikhe, you will die if it does.
laughed hollowly, my life must be sacrificed for the higher powers
Andria, I am willing to give it up.
is that Leraikhe my brother speaking or the demon who is controlling him.
waited to see what he would say to that.
way it doesnt matter, he said, I am in control of this
body so therefore it is my choice.
Arrows struck both Andria and Vincent; there was poison on the tip. They
fell straight away; the poison was fast to work.
tight, whispered Leraikhe to Vincent, and then he picked up Andrias
comatose body and walked away, the two vampires following
What do you mean shes gone? Sia yelled so loudly that Vincent
thought his head would explode. He still had a headache. The poison wasnt
lethal, it was just meant to put him out for a while.
they had found him Andria was gone, taken by Leraikhe.
shut up, moaned Vincent, Squall, youre in charge, what
glared; suddenly he was the leader again. It wasnt fair; he didnt
have a clue what to do. When Andria had come he was no longer in charge,
she had taken over and he could see why. She knew what she was doing. Squall
was out of his league.
We have to find her and stop the ritual before it
said Seifer sarcastically, so, o brilliant leader, how are you planning
on doing that in the few hours that we have.
considered it for a moment, Seifer was right. Then Squall hit on an idea.
Ill be back soon.
Sati, Sati, Squall shouted out on the balcony.
had to go to a place where he could talk to Sati alone for a few moments.
dont know exactly where she is Squall. Sati appeared in front
of him, she had anticipated his question.
was no longer in the mood for playing games,
tell me where you
think she is then.
spat out the words, he had to know now.
are you in such a rush Squall, are you afraid she might get hurt. The ritual
cannot be the only reason. There must be some feelings that you have for
sick of these games Sati, where is she.
grabbed her arm and held in a vice grip. He squeezed hard; Sati was obviously
the ritual must be performed at a certain place at the right time. I think
its at the Centra ruins. You should find her there.
let go of her arm and walked away. Squall, Sati called after
him, but he didnt stop.
luck, she whispered after him.
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