Seasons of War Episode 2-the Outcast's Past
Episode 2: the Outcast's Past
29th of Ferventis
Aelita bolted up and immediately grabbed her ribs as she huffed in pain. It took a few moments of controlled, labored breathing before she remembered why. Boulders hurt, she recalled, before looking out of the window to see that either much time had passed and it was nightfall again, or that no time had passed and morning had never come. She struggled to pull herself out of her bed. Her bed? She looked down to see the dusty white sheets from so long ago, and she started quaking in anticipation. Forcing herself out of bed and summoning Erahalam to give support, she limped over to the mirror near the door. It was as she thought—Aelita had returned to the apartment in Falcon's Bridge, and Eleanor's influence could already be seen. Her hair had been covered in a white bonnet, her facial markings covered with makeup and her traditional elven clothes had been swapped for a white blouse, a dark green skirt and a white apron, as well as a p
Seasons of War Episode 1-Aftershock
Book 2: Autumn
Episode 1: Aftershock
28th of Ferventis
The leaves had turned from fading shades of greens to yellows and oranges, though the red and brown leaves had not yet arrived. To keep warm as Lyoko grew colder, the Heroes had layered their clothes. However, no amount of layering could protect them from the cold atmosphere that had spawned around them.
After Aelita had been sent away, the teenagers had fallen into subgroups that took a different stance on her exile. Jeremie, Laura and William were for it, as they knew the dangers a blood magician posed. Ulrich was firmly against it, to the point that he'd spent hours trying to find her, as he knew Aelita would never hurt them. Yumi and Odd were being torn apart, for they were undecided on the issue. On one hand, Aelita was their friend and had shown no animosity towards them, but on the other, she had made a deal with a demon, and there was no telling if she would do it again.
This left the group in an awkward position. All of th
Seasons of War Episode 15-Into Chaos
Episode 15: Into Chaos
13th of Ferventis
The sun itself hadn't yet completely risen from bed when the Heroes awoke. Laura, since she had the most recent watch, had already been awake for hours and she used that time to make breakfast for the group. As they began to eat, William noted, "It's been three months since Capital Lyoko fell, and I don't feel any closer to a conclusion now than I did when we knew nothing about the attack except that it would occur."
Yumi smiled. "At least we know our enemy, and we're ahead of Xana. We're doing well to save many lives."
"It just feels like we're on the wrong side of a losing battle." William said.
His statement hung in the air as not one of the heroes felt able to challenge its veracity. Xana knew they were still together and she was doing her best to kill them. What felt worse was that it seemed they were giving Xana the best path to each of the towns they visited. Still, at least those places were not caught unprepared. After a long silence, L
Seasons of War Episode 14- Sam I Am
Episode 14: Sam I Am
9th of Ferventis
Odd took a deep breath. Even through the city air, he could smell the changing seasons on the wind, but more importantly, he smelled candy. He wandered through the twisting city streets, taken in by the scent of sweetmeats that seemed to overpower everything else. While he was winding through the alleys, a figure stepped out of the shadows. "Odd Della-Robbia? Tell me that I'm hallucinating." The figure said. Odd stepped closer, and the figure walked closer to him. She was an elf, though she was taller than him, and her skin was dark. She had cropped black hair with two red streaks in the front and wore a short grey dress, the leather corset unlaced near her cleavage. "No, I'm not hallucinating. Driven here by the conflict in the west, huh?" Samantha Knight asked, crossing her arms.
"Sam!" Odd exclaimed, embracing his former lover. "Gods above! What are you doing here? I thought you were headed back to the Uncharted South."
Sam shrugged. "I was draw
Seasons of War Episode 13: the More Things Change
Episode 13: the More Things Change…
7th of Ferventis
It had been seven days, and the Heroes had still not received word from the mayor. Worse still, Aelita said that there were constructs scouting the plains. "Just roaches, so far. I took care of them, but I don't think Xana will wait for very long before she sends crabs and hornets." She reported as she sat in the apartment, with the others, obviously nervous to be in the magistrate's home. She sipped on the tea Jeremie's aunt had made for her. "We have to talk to the mayor, or we'll see a second Capital Lyoko."
Patrick looked to Jeremie. "Perhaps you should speak with the Knight Templar first. He may be able to speed the process."
"I think that may be a good idea, though I was hoping that we could avoid meeting him." Jeremie answered while sending a warning glare at Laura. He would simply leave out Aelita when they spoke, so the Knight Templar wouldn't order an official investigation.
Yumi glanced between the Wise and Fair the
Seasons of War Episode 12-Strings and Threads
Episode 12: Strings and Threads
2nd of Ferventis
Jeremie walked back into the city with Ulrich in silence, his expression darkening with each step he took towards his temporary home and Patrick. He could see the many dark paths Patrick's magistrates would have for Aelita as a result of even the mere accusation of blood magic and to have an innocent girl subjected to that… No! He was definitely not going to let this happen. Angrily pushing the door of his Uncle's house open and leaving Ulrich behind in the foyer he charged towards the study and stormed into Patrick's office, not bothering to knock on the door. His cousin jumped and looked up from the book he was reading. Jeremie pulled him out of his chair, and Patrick pushed him away. "What do you think you're doing?" Patrick asked, surprised and confused.
"I could ask you the same. What do you think you're doing, spying on Aelita!?" The Wise Man demanded, crossing his arms.
Patrick sighed. "This is the last time I trust Odd to