Author’s Note: Unedited Chapter
This figure kept glitching in and out of existence continously.
Whenever he appeared, his figure would look transparent. He was currently in an illusionary state as his hair changed color repeatedly as well.
White… brown… green… azure… gold… blonde…
“Deactivate…” The voice of the figure sounded both fleeting and loud at the same time.
His figure glitched as he vanished once more before reappearing a few seconds later.
This scene repeatedly played out countless times.
A curly black haired male suddenly appeared above this region in the next instant. In his grasp was a blue and green haired short girl.
“There he is!” Vera pointed downwards in the direction of the figure that kept bleeping in and out of existence.
“He is getting extracted… but how?” Endric descended with a look of realisation and disbelief.
He landed behind the figure and reached out to touch him while he was still in existence.
His hand phased through.
-“It is the sentient machine bound to him… the mouth in space is using it as a beacon to track and extract…” Husarius
“Deactivat…” They heard the fleeting monochromatic voice once more.
“He must be trying to deactivate it but can’t do so because there isn’t a single second of time in between his glitches,” Endric analysed.
“Is he suffering? What are we going to do?” Vera eyes turned moist as she stared at Gustav with a look of powerlessness.
“I know what to do…” Endric voiced as his forehead emitted a bright green glow.
“Time Diffusion…” Endric voiced with a loud tone.
Gustav’s entire figure was covered in this greenish glow in the next instant and he stopped glitching for one second.
The moment this notification appeared in his line of sight, Gustav fell to his knees.
“Koorrh! Koorrhh!” He coughed out a few specks of blood as his hair turned to its original color.
“Big brother!” Endric stepped forward to assist him up with a look of concern.
“I’m fine, I just need a moment to catch my breathe,” Gustav voiced as his breathing slowly went back to normal.
“You were getting…”
“I know… the system was used as a beacon to try extracting my core,” Gustav cut Endric short.
“Something similar happened with the system last time so I know the Premonitions or what is behind them have a kind of connection to the system. It malfunctions upon their appearance and this time it was even worse,” Gustav knew the system was hiding a lot from him and now he was sure this was a major one.
“Yeah I can’t figure out exactly what it is but you need to keep it deactivated till we get out of here,” Endric voiced with a nod.
Gustav had spent the last thirty minutes preventing his core existence from being extracted which wasn’t supposed to happen inside of the light barrier. The system being the beacon was the cause of this.
He had expended a lot of energy and fell down to the third disk before the second eruption of the hole.
“Thanks for the help Endric,” Gustav said with a look of appreciation.
“Don’t mention,” Endric nodded with a smile.
Vera suddenly sped into Gustav’s embrace, hugging him tightly to herself, “I’m glad you’re fine,” She voiced lightly.
Gustav rubbed her hair before responding, “Sorry for worrying you guys,”
“Endric, brief me about the current situation,” Gustav demanded.
“The entity is not dissapearing unless it manages to extract your existence. It shouldn’t have been able to manifest for this long but somehow it did and from the looks of things, it’s not going to vanish anytime soon… The planet is going to get consumed so we have to leave,” Endric summarised.
“Is there really nothing that can be done?” Gustav said while looking up.
Endric shook his head in response. Even the most powerful person in their midst, Miss Aimee, was finding it difficult to protect them.
“Then let’s make sure we all get off the planet safely. Where is everyone else?” Gustav inquired.
Endric’s expression turned a bit sour as he responded, “There is a problem,”
“Hmm? What is it?” Gustav asked.
“Falco was taken,” Endric revealed.
Gustav’s face immediately turned dark upon hearing this, “Taken? Don’t tell me they got out,”
“They did… Vikrush Insa, the clones and the rest of the fake Indulus Prime species,” Endric confirmed Gustav’s immediate assessment of the situation.
“Damn it… Within that mouth is the pathway to the other dimension. If they get to it, Falco will be lost to us,” Gustav’s figure suddenly brightened up with crimson energy.
“Then we need to make sure they don’t leave,” Endric stated with a look of determination.
“Where are they?” Gustav’s questioned with a look of anguish.
The system was indeed currently deactivated but Gustav still had his bloodline abilities outside of the system which he was currently channeling.
“Last time I saw everyone, they were on the ninth disk but they must have moved by now,” Endric responded.
Gustav currently didn’t have a wide range of perception like he usually would due to the system deactivation. However, he still had over twenty bloodlines inbuned in him so his perception was still greater than normal.
Gustav shut his eyes for a second and spread his senses out.
All of a sudden he opened them and stared into the distance.
Thissshhhhh~ Thiissshhhh~ Thissshhhh~
Up above, a small darkness poked through a part of the light barricade Miss Aimee used to blanket the entirety of Planet Ozious.
From the distance It was merely like a dot due to the massiveness of the planet but this dot on closer inspection was hundreds of feet wide.
“Found you…” Gustav muttered before leaping into the air.
Massive dark wings sprouted out of his back which flapped with intensity, catapulting his body upwards with immense speed.
Endric and Vera followed behind on a telekinetic board Endric conjured.
Minutes earlier, a battle was ongoing on the second disk.
The streets were crowded with hundreds of humanoid structured dark creatures with pricky horns and white glowing eyes.
They ran amok as they faced Angy, Matilda, Elevora, Yonda and the others. The MBO general with them was currently in pursuit of Vikrush Ansa along side E.E and Aildris.
Bang! Bang! Bang! Boom!
Multiple blasts and collisions rang out as the dark creatures not only made use of a combination of dark attacks but also had incredible physical capabilities.
A few handlers on the second disk had to leave their duty of diverting citizens to spaceships so as to join the group in battling these creatures.
Angy’s figure streaked across the golden streets with incredible speed grabbing one creature after the other and pummelling them into buildings.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Structures all around collapsed from the battle but no one cared about this right now. The planet was about to be consumed so the buildinhs would not matter soon.
The dark creatures were powerful and sturdy but their speed was still no match for Angy’s. However, despite the advantage in speed, the creatures were almost ten thousand in number.
The others were doing their share of fighting the dark creatures but it didn’t seem like they would be able to get rid of them anytime soon.
This was why Aildris, E.E and the MBO general left it to them and specifically went after the party around Vikrush Insa who had possession of Falco’s unconscious body.
The group behind would do their best so as to reduce the numbers and make it easier to retrieve Falco’s unconscious body.
Everyone had come to the realisation that these dark creatures were actually the true forms of the fake Indulus Prime spectators.
“Gharrrhhh!” The MBO general sent forth a collection of hundreds of massive blazing green arrows.
Thrrihh~ Thrrihh~ Thrrihh~ Thrrihh~ Thrrihh~
They ripped through the air and multiple structures up ahead, leaving massive holes within them with one target in scope.
A figure in dark robes and skeletal shaped head as well as markings. On the right and left side of this figure were two dark creatures and one of them just happen to have an unconscious person on their shoulder.
Vikrush Insa turned around with speed while brandishing a massive dark blade.
“Grey Consumption…” He pointed the blade forward, causing a massive greyish dark orb to shot out from it.
It blasted forward with intensity while immensely increasing in size.
The General eyes widened as the greyish dark orb consumed every single one of his blazing green arrows and vanished afterwards.
‘Not even a general’s attack can do much huh?’ Aildris’s figure whooshed across the air, from building to building as he analysed the scene before him.
The moment Vikrush Ansa turned back around to keep running along side his subordinates, a glowing red vortex appeared before the creature holding onto Falco.
Powerful suction force, pulled the creature forward alongside Falco’s unconscious body.