Hidden Pasts Chapter 11
By Katie Herdman
They landed outside the ruins and got ready. Everyone was quiet, they were
sure that this was it, the final battle. All they had done before now would
be judged at this hour.
they were ready they walked in. Above them the clouds
There was silence, no monsters roamed, they had all disappeared frightened
of what would come.
knew this place well from when he Irvine and Quistis had battled Odin to
receive him as a GF, so they took the lead. On they walked past the ghosts
some reason, Squall knew where he had to go. He felt as if Andria was calling
do you know where youre going? Ling looked questionably at him.
Squall nodded and carried on walking. He had to go the room where they had
the room they saw that Odins throne was missing. In its place was a
hole and a set of steps leading down the hole.
weve come this far, said Raijin, might as well go on.
looked at Squall, Why dont you go first, you are our great leader
was hesitant; he couldnt see where the steps led to when he looked
in. They went off into the darkness. Seifer pushed Squall into the hole,
and then followed him.
by one they went down into the darkness. How far they went down they
woke up slowly. Her head felt like it was on fire and she couldnt see
properly. She tried to move her arms to massage her head, but she found that
they wouldnt move she was chained down.
the ache in her head finally went, she saw Leraikhe opposite her also chained.
They were chained to the wall somewhere underground that was all she could
to die yet, Leraikhe asked, looking coolly at her. Andria ignored him.
strange people dressed in robes walked in and started to light the candles
around the room. Andria watched them to see what they would do next.
of them went to the altar in the middle of the room and prayed for a few
minutes, the other two disappeared.
they returned they were carrying two small bowls with a black oozing liquid
in, which they smeared on Andria and Leraikhes foreheads. It smelled
disgusting to Andria and when it touched her skin she felt the evil power
that it had.
then stood in front of her she hadnt seen where he had come from. They
stench of the liquid made her feel dizzy. As she fell unconscious all she
could see was his smile, he had finally won.
Where do we go now, Selphie asked Squall.
did they ask him, he knew as much as they did
next to nothing? He
didnt know anymore, Andria wasnt speaking to him.
huge roar came out from behind them. A giant beast leaped from the shadows.
Ling shouted and promptly fled in the opposite direction.
was no way out now, the beast had cut off their exit. Squall followed
Rinoa ran a top speed. The thing had long since gone, but she wanted to make
sure. Rinoa stopped to catch her breath.
she thought. There had been no one following her and she didnt recognise
anything around her or remember the way she had come.
she called out hesitantly. There was no reply. A rock landed beside her foot,
but Rinoa didnt have time to turn round. Something hit her face and
she was knocked out cold.
A small dwarf shuffled up to Abaddon.
they have been found and contained just as you ordered. Would you like us
to kill them?
thought, they were a nuisance and a threat to him, but
I want them to see what happens next.
dwarf bowed and turned to go.
added Abaddon, I could use Heartilly for a while, it would be honourable,
of me to show her the truth about her love, for my
Rinoa was standing by the door to the 2F balcony. There was a voice inside
the door, it whispered.
obeyed the voice and stepped through.
was there with Andria. They were kissing! Rinoas heart stopped at that
a lie, she cried.
whispered the voice, it is the past you see and it cannot be changed.
Do you want to see what happens next?
her heart she felt it was true. There had been something going on with Squall.
Either she hadnt wanted to see it or she had been too blind. It
didnt matter now.
was a pain in her chest, Rinoa felt like she was breaking. She wanted to
wake up now; she didnt want to stay in this dream world any
I wonder why they hit Rinoa, said Selphie, none of us got
were stuck in a room. It looked more like a cave to Squall. The opening had
a barrier on it. They had passed through into it, but they couldnt
pass back out.
and where is Vincent, Sia and Ling.
held on to Rinoa. The bleeding from a wound on her head when she had been
hit had stopped some time ago.
looked down at her and moved a strand of hair away from her face. Her eyes
fluttered and she slowly opened them. Squall smiled slightly. Rinoa looked
confused for a second, then realised.
brought her hand up and slapped Squall across the face.
bastard! she screamed. Everyone apart from Seifer stood looking shocked
at Rinoa and Squall.
smiled, the downfall of the all-perfect Squall Leonhart. He was glad he had
joined them on their quest now; he couldnt miss
flowed down Rinoas face, Squall looked shocked at her.
looked at everyone watching her. They didnt know.
Squall, do you want to tell them what youve been doing.
suddenly realised what she was talking about. He lowered his head trying
to hide the shame on his face.
what is going on, Quistis asked.
wonderful Commander slept with her.
couldnt bring herself to say Andrias name.
Zell asked, wide eyed.
rolled his eyes, What she means by Her chicken-wuss is
looked at Squall, Is it true Squall?
couldnt keep quiet or deny it now.
looked at Rinoas tear stained face, he had broken her. Zone and Watts
had told him to look after her and all he had done was destroy her. He had
lost her forever; she would never forgive him.
stared shocked at him; Squall could do this. Andria was a manipulator; maybe
he had been under a spell of hers.
dont remember Quistis, do you, Squall said to her.
Andria, none of you, Selphie, Zell, Irvine
Quistis. She was at the
Orphanage with us.
lying, cried Selphie.
joined the trial and received hated looks from them all, especially Rinoa.
That he could defend his enemy.
dont believe this, muttered Rinoa, I feel sick thinking
sorry, Squall said.
laughed hollowly at him, Too late Squall.
felt helpless, but he knew that he had brought this on himself. A familiar
voice then penetrated his thoughts, but it wasnt Andria, Sati was talking
to the opening, she said. Squall walked away from Rinoas accusing
stare, from all of them.
he stood in front of the opening, his hands took on a life of their own.
placed them on the barrier. Pain shot through his body, but the barrier
disappeared. Squall fell to his knees, he was exhausted. Even Seifer was
how did you do that?
put her hand out where the barrier should be; there was nothing, not a crackle
did he do that?
used the rock nearby to prop himself up. There was a pain all over him, it
made his chest hurt even more when he breathed.
Selphie, he said when he finally go his breath back, take Rinoa
back. I dont want her in this fight any further.
go. Rinoa stood defiant in front of Squall, You cant tell
me what to do anymore Squall, and I want to finish this fight.
Squall said, you want revenge on Andria and it isnt the right
time now, go Rinoa.
and Selphie pulled Rinoa away. Squall was still in charge and he was right,
Rinoa would only try to kill Andria if they found her in time.
you Seifer, Raijin and Fujin are coming with me.
are we going, Raijin asked.
please dont hate me for the Andria/Squall thing, I needed it, besides
I really hated Rinoa and I wanted to get my own back on her. (I have my
I said that Seifer joined the trial, I meant that Squall was on trial for
what he did to Rinoa. Seifer was his defence (odd!!), Quistis was the judge
and Rinoa was the executioner (Its all a big
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