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I have a series I'm doing over at Archie Sonic Online. Check it out if you want to see my thoughts on how Archie decided to adapt Sonic Adventure…
I have a series I'm doing over at Archie Sonic Online. Check it out if you want to see my thoughts on how Archie decided to adapt Sonic Adventure…
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Chapter 30
It felt like an eternity after the box closed. The girl sat there on her knees, defeated, with tears streaming down her face. The price of victory had taken its toll for sure, and the wails of loss, a loss she had never comprehended before even a few hours ago, had fallen over her.
Dr. Spanalzo ordered his assistance, saying “hide it away. We don’t want it to fall into the wrong hands.” He followed them, looking over his shoulder to the girl, his expressionless face just staring at her, hiding whatever feelings he had.
Once they were gone, Beatrix reverted to her normal form. She was just an ordinary school girl once again, but she was one with three of the star jewels in her possession. Starlight, Starbright, and Starnight. She looked at her opened palm to see the trinket that Hectorephes had handed to her before he was locked away. It was so reminiscent of when she first was given this duty, but his time, she had to fight on for the fallen instead of having him there to guide her.
C-Girl arrived, bending over and catching her breath. “W-wow, Bea, that dragon you were fighting, and that shadow monster thing… both of them looked pretty tough. And you did it, all by yourself!”
“No,” Beatrix stood up and pocketed Starlight. “I had help.” She squeezed the stone tight.
“So, what happened to the dragon? EAST’s scanners got fried after the Beast disappeared. Even our eye in the sky couldn’t see what happened after you two got wrapped up.”
Eleanor came fluttering down, landing beside the agent. “Yeah, Bea. What’s up? How did you do it?”
She looked over her shoulder a moment and shrugged. “Not sure, but could you do me a favor?” She asked this as she held out Starnight high. Using it and Starbright, she transformed into her regular Starnight form.

The day had gone on with students all buzzing about the happenings above the campus. Although security had gone up for the day, things seemed relatively normal. At lunch, Beatrix plopped down with a sigh, not very hungry, but forcing herself through to keep up appearances.
“So, did you see that girl, Beatrix?” Sarah asked. “She was so cool. Like a golden goddess, but even still… that dragon, those shadows that were everywhere,” she shuddered. “They just screamed power!”
“Power’s overrated,” Beatrix said. “Remember that, won’t you?”
“Uh, sure,” Sarah said, taking a drink from her apple juice. “But what’s that about?”
“Nothing you need to worry about, trust me.”
She hadn’t heard from Mbali or the other Magical Girls at school all day. She didn’t really have any classes with them, but she couldn’t shake the feeling that something was up. Another mystery, perhaps? Or maybe they were getting reprimanded for releasing the shadow thing. But why not her? She couldn’t understand why, save for maybe they knew who she was. They knew she was Starlight? That was impossible, since what happened earlier…

C-Girl pressed a button on her earpiece and nodded. “Alright. All security traces have been overridden. There’s no proof that you or the golden girl were the same person.”
Trixie wrapped her arms over her chest and frowned. “And did you see anything about the Dragon?”
She shook her head. “No, sorry. Either it was totally, uh… erased, or got away without anyone noticing.”
“Ah,” she said, glancing at Eleanor. “That’s too bad.”
The moth girl frowned. “I’m sure someone will find out what happened, sooner or later. Maybe someone who does will step forward to tell us.”
C-Girl shrugged. “Fat chance. We’re a secret organization as it is. There’s no way some random person is going to tell us anything. But Beatrix,” she said, nodding. “If you hear anything, you will tell us, won’t you?”
“Sure, but I need to get going,” she said, waving to her allies and running off, sighing in relief as she got out of earshot of the two.

“So, you didn’t have anyone else to turn to?” Eliza asked, sitting at a bench at the track. She had a book on Paranormal Psychology in her hands and was casually looking over the pages as she listened to the girl speak.
“Yeah,” Trixie said, leaning back. “you’re the only one who really knows the connection between the dragon and Trickstar. I mean… mostly. I may have told some others.”
“You’re afraid that you’ll get in trouble if the authorities found out about your secret identity. Why did you trust me with this information?”
Trixie shrugged. “Dunno. Thought maybe my roommate had too much free time on her hand, and, well, its because of you I even thought to get Trickstar to unlock his true self. If it weren’t for you…” She caught herself.
“You would still have Trickstar in your life. I know,”
“Ye-yeah, I mean, that’s true, but…”
“But without you, we’d all be dead.”
She closed her book and shook her head. “Untrue. You cannot put blame on others for the actions of different people. In our life, and even beyond, people have regrets and blame that they assign to others. It eats away at the soul, and corrupts it from within. That is how vengeful spirits are created. You must live with your own actions, not dwell on the decisions of others. We cannot truly compel someone to make decisions they cannot make on their own.”
“Well, speaking of decisions,” Trixie said, taking a deep breath. “I’m kinda thinking of making a pretty big one right now. It’ll change things, probably forever.”
“Do you wish to hear my opinion on it?”
She smirked and pushed herself up from the table. “Nah. I got to live with my own decisions, right? Don’t want you having any guilt if this backfires on me.”

That night, the students were brought together for a special assembly. The speaker, the assistant principal, was a kindly older gentleman. He waved to the students as he approached the podium and spoke to them all. “We have taken a blow this morning. Many of the student body had been hurt, some were even in danger of losing their lives. If it weren’t for the service of our security and medical teams, things would have ended much more. But there are others who helped. Perhaps they were students, perhaps they were guardian angels. Whoever they were, they saved our school this day by taking the threat head-on. So, I would like to ask you to come out and receive your reward, if you are indeed from our student body.”
The students all talked to each other, wondering if someone they knew could have been the golden form they saw fighting the dragon, or the mysterious white speck in the sky that made the Battle Beast go away. But none of the students would answer the call.
The Assistant Principal licked his lip and nodded. “Very well. Heroes do not have to be recognized to do what they do. But on behalf of all the school, I would like to thank you. Whoever you are.”
The lights in the stadium flashed off, and the cacophony of sound only increased as people panicked, unaware of if they were once again in danger. Suddenly, a spotlight appeared, not from any of the actual lights, but from a star-shaped light floating in the sky. Standing in the middle of the field was Beatrix, in her new golden form. She held a gold microphone shaped like a star and waved to all of the students. “Listen up. This school is a really cool place, and I don’t want anything to happen to it. That’s why, from this day forward, I’m going to be its protector and stop threats directly affecting it from ever harming it again. You have my word as a super hero and as a Magical Girl.
The Assistant Principal grabbed his own microphone and stepped off of his podium. “Young woman. Are you really the one who fought off the Darkness?”
“More than that,” she said, looking over her shoulder to him. “I’m the spark of hope this school needs to keep things going after tragedy. I am the pinpoint of light in the deepest of dark places.
“And just who exactly are you?” he asked. Who should we know to call when things are too big for all of us to handle, hm?”
She smiled at that and threw up her hand, sending sparks of light and fireworks up into the sky. “You all can call me Starlight!”
Chapter 29
There were two figures standing in the makeshift battlefield just outside the school gates. Crowds of people had gathered after the disappearance of the Battle Beast to watch the battle in the sky against the giant dragon and the mysterious golden protector who showed up to save them. Now, the fight had taken a quite unexpected turn. No one in any situation would have ever guessed that the two facing off would come to a standstill over something as simple, yet as profound, as a kiss.
The body of the dragon was frozen in place as he stood there, eyes wide as the girl’s lips pulled free from their impromptu embrace. She let out a breath, her own eyes looking for any sort of recognition to show that their kiss had meant anything to him.
“T… Trixie…” his voice whispered out.
“Tricks?” she asked. “Are you alright? Is that you?” she asked.
A single tear rolled down from his glowing red eye, cascading down his cheek. His body shook.
“Yes? Yes I’m here. Fight his control!” she said, her hands resting on his shoulders. “Please. I can’t lose you to him. Please!”
Her heart sank as she whimpered out a simple “what?”
The shadow emerged from Hectorephes, large red eyes stared down at her as an enveloping darkness emerged from him and shot around her from all sides.
“What? What? Oh crap!”
All she could do was swear out in response as the two were wrapped around in a shell of dark matter that held to them fast and tight, keeping them both from escaping into the word outside of its dark creation.
Darkness. Beatrix floated in a realm of nothing but Darkness. Not even the distant lights that accompanied her journeys with Trickstar in their warps compared to the darkness that she experienced now. She curled up, wrapping her arms around her legs as she felt a tear running down her cheek now. “Is that… is that it?” she spoke to herself, though her voice echoed much farther than the cocoon she was in would allow. The girl was well and truly lost in the void.
“What now? What are you going to do to me?” she cried out, shouting with all her might. “What’s the next step in your twisted game? Huh? Are you going to let me sit here for all eternity? Well, I’m going to make your stay here a living Hell, you hear me?”
The only response she got was her own.
Hours passed, and Beatrix remained floating in true darkness. She was left only with her thoughts. “Its all my fault,” she said. “I wanted to go to the park that night. If I didn’t go, maybe EAST would have found Starnight and Starbright, and the Dark Meteor would have been sealed away. Then, Starfright and Starblight would have never found those stones. Everything would be much better. She could be home. Eleanor would have a life as a normal human being and not be a moth girl. All of this would have never happened.
“A world without you,” a voice finally spoke out. It didn’t seem like the voice of the darkness, nor was it anyone else she recognized.
“Who’s there?” she asked, desperate for any contact with anyone.
“You think a world without you would fare any better?”
“Yeah!” she said. “Of course it would!”
“Then you are mistaken,” before her appeared a figure; a phantasmal thing, feminine in its shape, wearing a white cloak. She was like a white shadow in her appearance, and she floated there in serenity among the nothingness. “Many other worlds have fallen, both those with and without you there to help them.”
“Wait, what…?”
“Your world is the most recent to be visited by the darkness; it is the most recent to be chosen to accept oblivion by his deeds. There was another. It was filled with magic beyond the reckoning of your world: protected from his wrath by giant beings, yet undermined by one of their own.
Flashes of images filled the nothingness. Beatrix saw ages pass, with heroes and villains and adventurers, fighting on either side. Of powerful mages, flying airships, and cities devastated by the awakening of a great power. Then there was a group of individuals, standing in a circle in some Asian country. One of them seemed so familiar. She had black hair, glasses, pointed ears…
The image faded as quickly as it began, and the spirit continued. “There was a world even before that; it was a nexus of worlds that ever sought peace, and even faced an aspect of this threat.
The images appeared again. This time, she saw golden robots fighting each other, a raccoon of some sort fighting against a crowned creature that looked like white ooze, of thirteen hooded figures conspiring over an ancient temple that looked remarkably like the one that was under the school. And finally, she saw… herself. She used Starnight and Starbright, and on her shoulder was Trickstar. They were together and happy. And then she saw saw herself fighting a golden figure. Another thing she recognized.
“The hell is happening here?” Beatrix asked. “What are you showing me?”
“What was and is no more,” the figure responded. “Other failed attempts that have come before you. Just a warning of what you’re facing.”
She stood up and clenched her fist. “Look. I don’t know what you’re peddling here, but I’m going to refuse to believe that!” She began to glow as she spoke, her light getting more and more powerful with each word. “Just because there were other ‘me’s out there, doesn’t make them me, got it? I am Beatrix Bailey. I’m the possessor of Starlight and Starbright and Starnight. I vanquished the dark circus. I corralled the dark meteor and saved everyone doing it.” She placed her hand on her chest and shouted once more. “And as long as I draw breath, and even afterwards, I will fight against the darkness using every force at my disposal. I will not sink into despair. As long as there is a speck of my world left to save, I will make sure someone is there to save it. If hope dies, it isn’t with me?”
Even through the vague form of the figure, a smile emerged. “I’m glad to hear that. You face your very Doom with a determination that many have fought with. Though they all failed, only the most resolute made it the furthest. Just remember. To defeat him you must stay…”
Beatrix spun around, and her heart fluttered. “Tricks!” she ran toward the dragon. “We can do this. We can defeat this thing together!”
The two ran up to each other, reaching their hands out. With a clasp, the darkness erupted and sent fragments of itself splintering off away from them. They collapsed onto the grass, both individuals on their knees.
Standing off to the side was Dr. Spanalzo. The professor huffed as he and others had carried what looked to be a stone sarcophagus to them. His bones rattled at the sight of the two there. “You… you defeated the darkness?” he asked. “That’s-a impressive!
Trixie fell back and sighed happily. “Yeah, well, I guess you just have to use the power of love or some bull, huh?”
Hectorephes stood up and offered her a hand. “I can’t believe it. Is that all it took to save this world? After all the fighting, was my world’s sacrifice what it took to weaken the darkness?” He cracked a smile and laugh. “I can’t believe it. It’s… it’s finally”
“Tricks… what’s the matter?”
Hectorephes grabbed Beatrix by the shoulders and threw her aside, knocking her to the ground once more. A puddle of darkness emerged behind Beatrix and shot forward toward her. But it collided straight into the dragon’s heart. He gasped and stumbled back, his eyes glowing once more. “N… no! Kill me before it takes over!”
Beatrix scrambled to her feet and shouted. “No! I can’t.”
“You have to!” he cries. It’s the only way!”
“Not a so fast!” Dr. Spanalzo said, and he turned to his assistants. “Open de box!”
With a grunt of exertion, the assistants pushed the thing open, and bandages like that from a mummy shot out of the box, grabbing the dragon by the arm and yanking him back.
“Hectorephes!” Beatrix shouted, reaching her hand out for him once more.
“No, this is fine!” he shouted. “It’ll keep the darkness locked up. Live your life, Trixie. Don’t worry about me!”
“I can’t!” she cried. “If you’re stuck in there, I’ve failed.”
“No, it means we captured it together! Here!” He used his free hand to touch her outstretched one, and she felt the stone he had passed on to her a second before the box recoiled him completely inside and wrapped around him, his eyes shifting from the worried concern to pure malice.
And then the box shut.
I have a series I'm doing over at Archie Sonic Online. Check it out if you want to see my thoughts on how Archie decided to adapt Sonic Adventure…


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