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|Blast From the Past: Part Two|
Erica and Karoton learn that the Northern Water Tribe had been attacked by spirits and there release was Erica's fault.
Blast From the Past: Part Two
Fire. Air. Earth. Water. Long ago, the Phoenix was created to help keep balance among the four nations by making sure the Avatar would not neglect his duties. However, almost a hundred years ago, the Fire Nation started the war and the Avatar disappeared along with the Phoenix. Now, as the Fire Nation comes ever closer to victory the Phoenix has reappeared and I truly believe that she can help restore the world to its formal self.
Karoton ran over to the person closest to them, it was an older woman.
"Naula what happened?" he asked the woman
"Karoton, they just came out of nowhere and they...and they destroyed everything." she said crying.
"Who? Who was it?" Karoton asked
"I don't know, creatures of all shapes and sizes and they...they carried off my husband." she said as she broke down in a fresh wave of sobs.
Karoton looked at Erica fear etched on his face.
"I have to go and talk to Chief Arnook" he said urgently
"Alright what should I do?" Erica asked
"Stay safe." he said
Then he ran toward the Ice Palace.
"Erica!" came a voice from behind her.
She turned around and saw Tokuda running toward her.
"Tokuda!" she called and they hugged each other.
"Are you okay?" he asked her
"Ya I'm okay are you?" she asked
"Yes, a few of those things came after me but a few water whips sent them away."
"Where did they come from?" Erica asked
"I'm not sure one moment everything was fine then they were everywhere; creatures the likes of which I have never seen before," he said. "Did you see where they came from?"
Erica shook her head.
"I was up in the mountains with Karoton when it happened." she said
"What were you doing up there?" Tokuda asked
"He was showing me some caves up there." she said using the story she and Karoton had come up with, in case anyone asked.
"Okay, well at least you were out of the way," said Tokuda relieved.
"I wonder what's going to happen now," Erica said. "Karoton went up to the palace to talk with the Chief."
"I might have a way we can find out," said Tokuda with a smile.
Erica looked at him confused.
"What happened?" asked Karoton as he entered the palace.
The room contained the other members of the Chiefs Council.
"Karoton, where were you?" Paku asked angrily.
"I was up in the mountains with Erica." he said, "I was showing her the caves up there."
"Well, in short a large number of spirits came and attacked the tribe," said Jaco, a white haired tribesman, gravely
"Spirits!?" Karoton alarmed "But how?"
"For some reason the archway in the Spirit Oasis is glowing, we think that they are coming from there," said Jaco.
Karoton's face paled, but it wasn't in fear.
"Any...any idea how it got to be that way?" He asked.
"Not yet," said Paku.
Karoton gave an internal sigh of relief.
"Wait a minute," said Karoton noticing something. "Where is Arnook?"
Everyone's face paled.
"Was he taken?!" Karoton asked alarmed.
"No but...his daughter Yue was."
From on the roof where Erica and Tokuda were watching Erica's face paled.
"Oh no," said Tokuda. "Poor Yue."
Waves of guilt came over Erica, and then, out of the corner of her eye, she saw a white haired figure walking down from the roof.
"I will be right back," said Erica getting up.
"Where are you going?" Tokuda asked.
"Don't worry, just wait here," she said .
Tokuda looked confused but stayed.
Erica went to where the figure had gone. She climbed down the side of the palace and when her feet touched the ground, she turned around, and a fist collided with her left cheek.
"Oww." she said and she looked and saw Emiko standing there. Pure rage etched on her face.
"What. Have. You. Done?" Emiko said, venom attached to her words.
"I don't know..." Erica began.
"What have you done!" she screeched.
This caused Erica to feel two feet tall.
"You...you little...do you have any idea of the damage you have caused?!" Emiko demanded.
"YOU DOOM TWO WORLDS AND ALL YOU SAY IS SORRY!!" shouted Emiko.
"I didn't know...."
"Well that is obvious!"
"No. You do not have the right to speak. Because of you the gateway to the Spirit World is stuck open and the most evil of spirits are free to run rampant in the real world."
"How did it get stuck open, I didn't do anything!" said Erica tears rolling down her face.
"When you left the Spirit World, you ran away so fast you left part of your spirit behind," said Emiko
"I left part of my spirit behind?" Erica asked shocked
"Yes, and because of that the portal remained open."
"Well what can I do?" Erica asked.
"You have already done enough," said Emiko "I am only here because I needed to come on this side of the portal in order to shut it properly and since I was here I thought I should give you the knowledge of what you have done."
"What about the people who were taken?" Erica asked.
"There is nothing that can be done for them, they are lost."
Erica was sitting in what remained of Karoton's house her eyes red and swollen from crying.
"Here, put this on your cheek," said Karoton as he handed her some ice wrapped in a cloth.
Erica put it on her bruised and swollen left cheek.
"It's all my fault Karoton." she said
"You didn't know," he said comfortingly "it wasn't your fault."
"But if I hadn't been such a failure at waterbending Yue and the others wouldn't be gone." Erica said miserably.
Karoton knew his words would not be any help so he simply sat in a chair next to Erica and patted her back.
Then suddenly, from outside, there was a scream:
Both Karoton and Erica stood up and ran outside.
From behind the ice palace, what appeared to be a large smoke cloud was emerging, but Erica was able to see the hundreds of creatures flying toward them, and then from the ground there were even more creatures coming toward the tribe.
"This is for, Yue," said Erica, rousing her inner flame.
"No, Erica," said Karoton strictly. "You mustn't bend."
"Karoton, I have to do something!"
Karoton hugged her.
"You can stay safe," he said as he let her go and ran toward to oncoming creatures.
Erica saw the other men of the tribe engaging in battle with the creatures, even Tokuda and the other boys were among them.
'There has to be something I can do.' Erica thought desperately, then suddenly idea came to her:
'An army this big must have a leader. If I can stop the leader I can stop the army.'
She looked around and knew exactly where the army leader would be. She took off around the edge of the tribe, avoiding the battle, and headed toward the palace. She had almost reached the door that led to the Spirit Oasis when she saw two large creatures standing in front of the door.
'Great, now what do I do?' she thought and sighed knowing there was only one other way.
She went away from the door and stood a little ways from the palace wall. Erica took a deep breath and then sent little wisps of fire toward the wall, which caused the ice to melt and little holes to appear.
Erica then removed her gloves and shoes causing her feet to freeze against the ice. However she refrained from heating them as she walked toward the wall. She then put her hands in two of the holes and began climbing. As she climbed the wall, her fingers began to go numb as well as her toes. She climbed higher and higher nearly falling several times but her determination to help her new friends outweighed her fears and so she kept going.
After what felt like hours of climbing, she reached the top of the Palace and paused for just a moment to catch her breath. Then she ran to the other side of the palace where she saw the Spirit Oasis and a single figure, wearing a cloak, standing there.
Erica jumped from the wall using her fire to slow her fall. She silently crossed over to the grass so she could hear what the figure was saying.
"So long." It said in a hushed whisper, "It's been too long my friends. Tui and La; my old friends. I see you are as well as ever, but unfortunately, I am going to have to kill you. With you gone the Waterbenders will have no power, and I will be able to have my revenge.
"That's not going to happen." said Erica making her presence known.
The figure turned around and looked at Erica a moment before hissing.
"That face... you must be the Phoenix." It said
Erica was slightly put off by the comment, but regained her bearings quickly.
"That's right and you had better take your army and be gone with them." said Erica "And you also need to return all the people you took!"
The figure was silent for a moment before it issued a spine tingling laugh.
"You are making demands of me?" said the voice "I am the Oni, the most feared Spirit of all!"
"Never heard of you," said Erica in a determined voice.
She then punched the air in front of her sending a gush of fire at the spirit.
The fire went right through it.
The spirit laughed.
"You can't hurt someone who is already dead little girl," said Oni.
The spirit moved his covered arm in front of him and a large gust of wind pushed Erica back against the wall she had jumped down from.
"You may possess the spirit of the Phoenix but you do not possess her power, you are a disgrace to the title," said Oni.
"You won't stop me," Erica said as she stood up and got into a fighting stance.
"You amuse me, child, so I am going to let your tribe live for now," said Oni. "I will be back in a week. Enjoy what remains of your current life Phoenix, because it will soon end."
Oni raised his fist in the air and suddenly creatures began flying toward them and others began jumping over the wall. However, all were headed toward the glowing arch, which began closing behind them.
In a fit of, what seemed to her like, madness she knew what she had to do, Erica began running as fast as she could. Over the bridge and onto the grass she dived into the portal just as it closed.
This is the End of book one Water. If anyone has any questions about something in the story just leave me the question in the comments section and I will answer it as best I can without spoiling anything. Starting in the next chapter I will be putting facts that may be confusing at the bottom of each chapter. Thank you for reading--wall • contribs) 05:38, March 11, 2012 (UTC)(
|Avatar: The Legend of the Phoenix|
|Book One: Water 水|
|The Beginning ♦ Heading Out ♦ Remembering ♦ Past Mistakes ♦ A Friend ♦ An Enemy ♦ The Ship at Sea ♦ Karoton ♦ Welcome to the Northern Water Tribe ♦ Waterbending ♦ Pets and Orders ♦ Blast From the Past: Part One ♦ Blast From the Past: Part Two|
|Book 2: Spirit 精神|
|The Living, The Dead, and the In-Between ♦ The Face Stealer ♦ The Crocodile Hunter ♦ The Elephant in the Room ♦ The Library|
|Avatar: The Legend of the Phoenix Characters|
|Roku •• • • • •|
|Palik • Zuko • Iroh • Shyu • General Hazma • Yue|
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