Post by Mother Bowen on Nov 13, 2019 20:20:40 GMT -5
"Hmph...I thought I was very clear earlier... I told you to keep your mouth SHUT, Rias!" the lady howled. The needle was on its way to impale Ry immediately. By some miracle, the needle stopped within inches of her face. "Oh, dear. I almost hurt you... I'm sorry; however, thanks to your little outburst, I guess I can't just let you go freely anymore...which is exactly what I was hoping for."
"Castle Knight, Princess... You will refer to me as Mother Bowen. I'm the reigning Mother for your planet," Bowen revealed. "I was here to gain some followers and to hopefully weaken the most prestigious leader of the Rampart division for reasons I can't disclose to you right now. I can't report my failure, so...it's looking like I'll have to take one of you hostage instead. Princess, I recommend that you get on your stomach and put your hands behind your back."
Post by Fabia Sheen on Nov 13, 2019 20:36:19 GMT -5
Aranaut was very confused on why this woman thought she could get away with saying all of what she was saying in front of two Bakugan and two highly-advanced martial artists. "Am I joke to you?" Aranaut wondered.
"..." Fabia was in between ordering Rafe to do something or sticking to her word and letting Rafe handle this.
"I've heard enough. You will not dare threaten to take the Princess hostage and get away with it." Aranaut had a whitish aura appear around his body. He then sped towards the needle with great speed. He snapped it using two fingers.
Fabia herself flipped herself over the chair and launched it towards Mother Bowen. Her and Aranaut then attacked her from her left and right sides respectively.
Post by Mother Bowen on Nov 14, 2019 9:55:23 GMT -5
Bowen wasn't concerned about her safety in the slightest. The chair shattered when it hit Bowen. All she did was chuckle from being hit by it. She raised her right hand and subjected everyone in the room to a flash of light. Everyone in the room found themselves in suspended animation. None of them could move. Fabia and Aranaut were looking awfully stupid when they didn't even get the opportunity to show Bowen what they planned to attack her with...
"My apologies, Aranaut, but that decision is being made above our pay grade," Bowen shrugged. "I could only imagine how bad I look to you right now, so I'll just make sure you aren't seeing or hearing anything for a while." Bowen approached Aranaut and patted him on the head. Without warning, Aranaut was punched right in the head. He was knocked unconscious...
"He'll have a minor concussion... Sorry again," Bowen chimed. "Princess and Rias, we shall be on our way. Any parting words, Sir Rafe?"
Post by Mother Bowen on Nov 14, 2019 13:26:16 GMT -5
"I don't really know myself," Bowen laughed off. "You have more important things to worry about than my powers though. I'm about to escape with your lovely Princess. Aren't you supposed to be begging and pleading for me to have a change of heart? Or...would you prefer if I took YOU for a ride instead? I'm a forgiving person. I can see past your failure to protect everyone in this room by offering you one last chance to convince me to make a different decision. Would you like me to take her or you? I'll give you ten seconds. Choose wisely."
Post by Fabia Sheen on Nov 14, 2019 14:22:32 GMT -5
Fabia was growling at the lack of care Bowen had about all of this. She was sickening. She's acting all high and mighty. Worst of all, she is making a mockery out of the Castle Knights. That was what pissed Fabia off more than anything else.
"Quit your talking and kidnap one of us already!" Fabia yelled. "Just do something, anything! Either one of you! I don't care anymore!"
"Princess, please be quiet," Wolfurio recommended. "She has earned the right to waste our time now. I wouldn't want to piss this woman off. Did you see what just happened to Aranaut? We'd rather keep everyone else from getting hit by that if we can."
"...Alright..." Rafe began to surrender. "Mother Bowen, was it? Your main goal here is to limit my power. If that's what you want, then you're not going to get it by taking the Princess or harming her. If you want me, then take me. You were brilliant in this setup you have going here. I've disobeyed orders and placed my own honor - assuming I have any left - over my own sister and the Princess. I currently have no reason to stand before my comrades, so do them a favor."
"..." Wolfurio was a little nervous here. Would Bowen honor her word? Was this all a trick to get Rafe to admit his wrongdoings? Was she going to take everyone hostage instead? He really didn't know, and he was afraid to find out.
Post by Mother Bowen on Nov 14, 2019 14:36:09 GMT -5
"Oh my... I'm so sorry that all happened," Bowen expressed. "Unfortunately...I just played with you guys this whole time. I couldn't care less about your honor or whatever you call it. I was gonna take Fabia all along."
"Dammit!" Wolfurio cursed.
"Her hidden feelings of animosity towards the Gundalians must be resolved somehow, right? We must 'save' her from her own mind before it destroys her. That's what I'll do for her. You may be excused." A dark hole opened underneath Rafe and Wolfurio. This dropped them into an endless abyss of darkness where they would fall for as long as Bowen wants them to. Bowen then placed tape over Fabia's move to make sure her mouth was kept shut this whole time. She then tied Fabia's arms and legs so that she couldn't use them.
"Let's go then." Bowen hoisted Fabia over her shoulders and walked out of the house. She left Aranaut and Rias where they were. They were no longer needed.
Rafe hung his head down in disappointment. He couldn't believe that the Princess was abducted in his presence. That was unheard of. "I've...disgraced the Knights..." Rafe lamented during the free-fall process.
"...I can't help but feel the same way about myself," Wolfurio agreed. "...Is this gonna kill us...?"
"...I'm already going to die once Queen Serena hears about this..." Rafe summed up. "I'm almost afraid to face her, but...I have no choice." As he said that, the darkness disappeared, and he was found regaining consciousness in Queen Serena's chamber. He was still standing, but as far as he was concerned, he should be lying in a grave somewhere.
"Welcome back," Queen Serena casually greeted.
"...My Queen..." Rafe replied.
"Tell me something... Why were you unconscious when I summoned you back here?"
"...Because I allowed my emotions to place myself and the Princess in harm's way. I had no idea who we were facing, and we walked into a trap where we were strategically taken advantage of," Rafe admitted.
"...I have to admit. I half expected for you to lie me..." Serena confessed. "I almost wish that you did... The Tribunal has Fabia in their grasp..."
"Who they are isn't important right now. What is important is making sure Fabia isn't used as a sacrifice. Mother Bowen and a select few Neathians have gone to Earth. We're mobilizing to respond immediately. We will send you in alone for now, because we aren't sure if the humans will mistake us for Gundalians. We will invade once our enemy is exposed. You will tell us when. Is your assignment clear, Knight?"
"Wolfurio AND Aranaut are in your possession now. Aranaut is currently suffering from memory loss from that blow to the head, but he'll be fine. You just stay in your human disguise and act like we never had this conversation until you're sure of where Fabia has been taken. Understood?"
"Failure is no longer an option, Sir Rafe. Dust yourself off and strike back. I'll see you in a little bit." Without moving any part of her body, Serena placed a Haos-attributed circular diagram underneath Rafe's feet. It blinded Rafe for a little bit, but once he could see again, he was on different soil. He was at...No Man's Land on Earth...
"...This area's about as empty as my confidence to face the Princess after everything she heard and saw..." Rafe said out loud.
"Aw, come on. We can do this. It isn't over yet," Wolfurio tried to encourage.
"Yeah...well...let's see if we can find the guys who got us off Gundalia in the first place. They're from this planet, aren't they?"
Post by Andrew Bullock on Nov 15, 2019 4:19:42 GMT -5
Just like with the Emperor, Andrew popped out of a dimensional portal to see who graced their stomping grounds this time. His face depicted someone who was getting sick and tired of this happening...
"Can't you all find anywhere else to land? Why does it always have to be here? Why is EVERYTHING always HERE?" Andrew obviously thought this was getting old. "Let me guess... Some human-looking bastard kicked your ass recently and you want our help finding out where he or she is hiding so you can get revenge."
"...Why, yes, that's right..." Rafe acknowledged. He was shocked this man knew exactly what was going on before anything about Mother Bowen was said. "But, I'm not really seeking vengeance, but I would like to get the Princess back so I can continue living... Living's really nice..."
"You guys got anything that'll restore someone's memory?" Wolfurio wondered. "Aranaut got one-shotted to the head, so if there's anything that can be done, we'd be sure to tell you all about what's about to happen on this planet."
"Wouldn't want to be that guy. A Bakugan getting one-shotted by a human-like being? That's absolutely ridiculous. Who would be that weak to lose to them?" Aranaut commented...not knowing that he was the victim.
Post by Andrew Bullock on Nov 15, 2019 5:04:30 GMT -5
"...He got one-shotted by a being around our size?" Andrew asked in disbelief. "...Come with me. Tell me more..."
Five minutes later, both the Emperor and Rafe were in the meeting room. Andrew and Montai had their minds blown apart. None of this made any sense, but it all sounded too real, especially when the Emperor and Rafe made it so believable...
"The only one we've known about who could take on Bakugan in a human form was Dr. Kyuki and the Andersens' parents from two years ago..." Montai recounted. "But...these two just seem like they're on a much higher level..."
"And we now have two missing people, one of which is the Neathian Princess..." Andrew sighed. "They're showing a pattern of undermining planetary governments and going after the people with the most political power. Earth or Vestal may be next. In fact, if Neathia's Mother came HERE, then we ARE next."
"I can notify Secret Service, but...the information that the Tribunal are getting comes from the agencies and organizations at the top. If there's a member in the Secret Service, then not only do they have the advantage on their next attack, but they'll also be notified of our awareness to their plans."
"Right now, we don't have much of a choice but to tell them. We could be liable if the President is harmed in any way by these guys since we know about this. It's a no-win situation, but at least we'll be covering our asses in case something does pop off."
"Alright... In that case, I need people calling these guys up. Tell EVERYONE - including the Silver Knights and Eden - to watch their backs. This is a planetary emergency. I need all hands on deck here. We need to find Jenna and Princess Fabia as soon as possible. That's the top priority. We'll deal with the Tribunal as a whole after that."
"Okay." Andrew left the room to go do what Montai requested.
"So...Earth has multiple countries...? This one is the United States, and you have three levels of government?" Rafe asked with a hint of confusion. "Wow... I never imagined it could be done like that. I kinda like that idea."
"Well...there's a good reason why we have it that way. Some governments on this planet are very scary," Montai nervously responded. "Ours isn't perfect either..."
"Many of us try to be perfect, but that's only a dream," Rafe admitted. "Anyway, I apologize for all of the commotion here. This really should be something we dealt with on our respective planets. I'd hate for any of those two to come here causing trouble."
"In that case...you feel like sparring, Emperor?" Rafe requested as he turned to look at him. "I know, 'That's all you ever think about,' is probably what you're thinking, but it's a good stress reliever. At least, it is to me anyway. I don't know about you, but I can't stop myself from shaking over how much trouble I'm in, so anything is better than sitting here and doing nothing. What do you say?"