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|Meet and Greet|
Book 3: Rallying the Troops
February 8, 2012
Meet and Greet is the twenty-eighth chapter of Darksome Knights and the eighth chapter of Book 3: Rallying the Troops.
The castle was crowded yet oddly silent. At least a hundred people milled around the cavernous great hall, trying to socialize.
Harry sat down next to Luke and stouck out his hand. "Hi, I'm Harry."
"Luke." The two of them sat their, trying to find something to talk about.
"So," Luke asked, "where are you from?"
"Well," Harry started. Just then, there was a loud crash somewhere behind them.
"What was that?" Luke asked.
"I don't know." Harry said. "Let's check it out."
"Should we go alone?" Luke asked.
"Hey, you!" Harry called to Sora, Ash and Percy.
"Yeah?" Ash asked.
"Follow us. We need to check something out." Luke said as he walked off toward the noise.
Deep in the Castle
The five of them walked slowly down a dark corridor. The halls grew cramped and labyrinthine.
"Are you sure it was down this way?" Ash asked.
"I'm positive." Harry answered.
"Guys." Sora called from another corridor.
"Get over here!" Luke yelled.
The other three ran into the next hallway and saw the two boys standing, horrified at a magnificent monster. It stood in an atrium surrounded by open archways. It was some sort of muscular humanoid with dark purple skin and a heart-shaped hole in its chest.
"W-what is that?" Percy asked.
"I don't know." Harry said. "But let's kill it."
"Right!" Sora said.
"Go! Tranquill!" Ash sent out his Pokémon, a gray bird. Luke, Sora and Percy pulled out their swords. Harry held his wand out.
"Salvio Hexia!" he yelled. The five were covered in a silvery veil. The three sword wielders leaped into the air and slashed at the beast, climbing its huge body to steady themselves.
"Tranquill, Air Cutter!"
A light blue X sliced the beast from Tranquill's wings. A jet of red light shot forth from Harry's wand. The monster fell backwards, but recoiled back and swiped Luke and Ash off their feet. Percy jumped and quickly slashed the beast's arm. Harry tried a few more spells, but they only seemed to anger the beast. Tranquill quickly grew tired as the batle wore on.
Finally, Sora gained the courage to attack it again. He leaped and struck the monster at the base of the neck.
The monster burst into a purple cloud of dust. A large ruby heart floated above the cloud before being absorbed into Sora's Keyblade.
"What just happened?" Percy asked Harry.
"I honestly don't know." he replied.
Sora just stared at his blade.
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