Aria and Ash were walking down a street, when they saw Nazo. He was crying and they went up to them. When they got to him, they knew something wasn’t right.
“Nazo are you okay?” Aria asked.
“Where is Mia?” Ash asked
“The Black Hood took her,” Nazo said.
“Did you just say the Black Hood?” Aria asked.
“Yes, he’s back and he took Mia.”
“Why would he take her? She’s too old.”
“I think he took her for revenge,” Ash said.
“I get what you mean. He’s using her as bait. He must be upset after we stopped him before,” Aria said.
“I think so as well. Even though it might be a trap. We still have to look for her.”
“We should get your friend Eric to help us.”
“I’ll give him a call. Maybe he’ll get others to help us.” Aria looked at Nazo and he was still crying. She went up to him and held his hand.
“We’ll find her Nazo. He’s not going to get away with this,” Aria said.
“I didn’t protect her. If I didn’t go to the bathroom, she wouldn’t have been taking,” Nazo said.
“Don’t say things like that. We didn’t know the Black Hood was still alive after that fire. Now get up and lets start looking.” Nazo wiped his face and got up. His sister was right and he shouldn’t blame himself. He needed to find Mia before the Black Hood does something to her. In the Black Hoods lair, Mia was chained to the wall and couldn’t move. As she tries to figure a way out, the Black Hood comes into the room.
“How are you doing?” the Black Hood asked.
“What do you want?” Mia asked.
“I just want to make sure you’re alright. It would be a sham for you to miss my victory over the Avatar.”
“What did he do to you?”
“He stopped my operations at the town of Reach. I was going to build my army there. It was going well in till the Avatar showed up.”
“I heard the story. So you’re the Black Hood, the man who kidnapped children to train them to fight the Chimera.”
“So you do know me. I did what I had to do. The Chimera were going to attack and I was preparing them. That’s what they did to me here.”
“So people did that to you, so you decide to do the same thing there. Your better good then the people who did that to you.”
“You can say all you want, but it doesn’t matter. I’m going to set up shop again soon, but before I do that I must get ride of the Avatar.”
“If you kill him, then the world won’t have any hope.”
“There is no hope in the world. At least not yet. I have a plan that will cripple the Chimera.”
“What would that be and why haven’t you told your plan to the military?”
“I will tell you another time. Also I did bring my plan to the military and they rejected it, saying it wasn’t worth the risk.” The Black Hood left the cell and Mia started to think. What was his plan on the Chimera? She was also worried about Nazo. What if the Black Hood does kill him? She tried not to think about it, but it was hard not to. Outside the lair, the group meets up with Eric and told him what happened.
“So the black Hood has returned home. I didn’t think he would come back here,” Eric said.
“So you know him?” Ash asked.
“Yes I know him, we were friends once. His real name is Lee and he was once in the military.”
“He told us that he was. He said he was taken when he was child and trained to fight,” Aria said.
“I know of the program your talking about. My father was apart of it and it was top secret.”
“Why would he tell you about a top secret project?”
“He didn’t, I read his diary. After he died I found it in a safe in his office. I’ll call the cops and we’ll start looking.” Once Eric called the cops and reported the kidnapping, the group started to look for Mia. Eric gave everyone in the group a walkie-talkie, so the group can talk to each other when there separated. As they were looking, Nazo stopped in front of a garden. He looked at it and couldn’t stop looking at it. It was very beautiful and the animals inside were happy. The birds were singing and people were enjoying the scene. Nazo walked in the garden and a man came up to him.
“Do you like my garden?” the man asked.
“Yes I do. It feels like I’ve been here before,” Nazo said.
“It’s because you have been here before. Your past life visited here years ago to master the Avatar State.”
“Why would my past life come here to master the Avatar State? Also how do you know I’m the Avatar?”
“I was the one who trained your past life. Also I can tell by looking at your eyes. I herd you didn’t master the Avatar State. Is that true?”
“Yes it is true. I didn’t bother because I thought I would never need it.”
“The truth is you do need it. Also you will get out of control if you don’t.”
“I did go out of control when I did go into the Avatar State. I was so upset when I… I have no time to tell you stories. I have to find her.”
“You shouldn’t rush Avatar. If you rush you might miss something.”
“I really don’t care. I have to find her before he does something to her.”
“I can tell you’re worried about this person. I think you should master the Avatar State before you go looking.”
“I have no time.”
“I think you do. Besides did you ever think you might hurt her one day because you didn’t master the Avatar State?” Nazo thought about what the man said. He could hurt Mia if he didn’t master the Avatar State. He would be in a blind rage and hurt her by accident. He wanted to save her, but he thought the Black Hood might have something up his sleeve.
“Okay I’ll train with you.”
“That’s good to hear. By the way my name is Xing.”
“Nice to meet you Xing, my name is Nazo.”
“It’s nice to meet you to. Now lets begin your training.” As Nazo was getting ready to begin his training, Ash spotted something. He looked closer and saw that it was chi-blocker. He got ready, when another chi-blocker jumped at him. Ash got out of the way, but the chi-blocker was able to him in the arm. He used earth bending to send huge rocks at the chi-blocker. The chi-blocker was fast and was able to avoid the attack. Ash kept shooting rocks at him, but couldn’t land a single hit. When the chi-blocker got to him, he made a wall of rock between them. As the chi-blocker climbed the wall, Ash made another wall of rock and smashed the chi-blocker between the two rocks. The Chi-blocker was knocked out and Ash went to the other. When he did, it was just a dummy.
“That was a nice trick. I can’t believe I fell for that,” Ash said.
“Fell for what?” Aria asked as she went up to him.
“They made a dummy that looks like a chi-blocker. I got good news, I got one.”
“That’s good to hear. Now we have to wait for him to wake up.” Ash and Aria tied up the chi-blocker and waited for him to wake up. At the garden Nazo was in a room with Xing.
“Are you ready?” Xing asked.
“I’m ready to do this,” Nazo said.
“That’s good to hear. Now lets begin the training. To master the Avatar State you must open up your chakras.”
“I herd of those before. I just didn’t understand them.”
“That’s what your past life said. Just think of a group of lakes and the lakes are connected, but they are blocked. In order for the water to flow into the lakes you must open it up. Does it make sense now?”
“I think it does. So the water is energy and the chakras is what’s stopping the energy from flowing.”
“You got it, now lets begin. First in the Earth Chakra and is located at the base o the spine. It deals with survival and is blocked by fear. What do you fear the most?” Nazo closed his eyes and had a vision. He saw a town on fire, with a Chimera tower in the middle. The Chimera were everywhere and they were sounding him. He wanted to run, but couldn’t. He thought he was going to die, but he remembers something. He had to protect the people of the world no matter what. He took a deep breath and stood his ground. As the Chimera came towards him, he looked at them and was ready for them. He wasn’t going to let his fears get in the way. Then the vision went away.
“What just happened?”
“You have unlocked the Earth Chakra.”
“That’s good to hear. So what’s the next one?”
“Second is the Water Chakra. It deals with pleasure and is blocked by guilt.”
“Wait where is that located?”
“You don’t want to know. Anyway what act do you feel guilty of?” Nazo closed his eyes and thought about Mia. He couldn’t protect her and thought that if didn’t go to the bathroom, she would be safe now. He thought about it for a while and remember what his sister said. He agreed with her, but not entirely. He feels guilty about not protecting her, but he finally accepted that it wasn’t his fault. Then he opened his eyes. “You have opened the Water Chakra.”
“This is easier then I thought.”
“Don’t worry, the last one will be hard. The third is the Fire Chakra and is located in the stomach. It deals with willpower and is blocked by shame. What are you ashamed of?” Nazo closed is eyes again and thought about his self-exile. He was ashamed that he didn’t do anything earlier. He didn’t do anything to stop the Chimera. He then remember Mia and thought about her. If he didn’t go into self-exile, he might not have seen her, or anyone else he meet during his journey. Maybe it was a good thing and opened his eyes. “You have opened the Fire Chakra.”
“I’m getting thirsty.” Xing gave Nazo a glass of water and continued the training.
“The fourth is the Air Chakra and is located in the heart. It deals with Love and is blocked by grief.” Nazo closed his eyes and saw his parents. They were killed by the Chimera and he couldn’t save them. He couldn’t get over the lost and no body could help him. As they started to fade away, his father said something to him. When he heard that he was happy and was ready to move on. Nazo opened his eyes. “You have opened the Air Chakra.”
“How many are left?”
“There are three left. The fifth chakra is the Sound Chakra and is located in the throat. It deals with truth and is blocked by lies.” Nazo closed his eyes and realized he lied to himself. He told himself that he was ready to fight the Chimera, but he wasn’t. He wanted to help people so much that he lied to himself. He was able to save people, but couldn’t save others. He forgave himself and opened his eyes. “You have opened the Sound Chakra.”
“I’m getting tired.”
“Were almost done. The sixth chakra is the Light Chakra and is located in the forehead. It deals insight and is blocked by illusions.” Nazo closed his eyes and started to think. He started to think about the four nations. They were separate, but again the same. The world being separated was an illusion. He opened his eyes. “You have opened the Light Chakra.”
“One more to go, right?”
“Yes this is the last one. The last chakra is the Thought Chakra and is located at the crown of the head. It deals with pure cosmic energy and is blocked by earthly attachments. What attaches you to this world?” Nazo closed his eyes and found himself in space. There was road that lead to the Avatar Spirit. He started to head towards it, but then heard Mia crying for help. He wanted to turn back, but remember why he started this training. He did this to make sure she wouldn’t get hurt anymore. He knew he had to let her go, so he can protect her. He continued back to the Avatar Spirit and when he did, he opened his eyes and they were glowing. He was in the Avatar State and he was in control. He went out of the Avatar state and looked at Xing.
“I did it. I mastered it.”
“Yes you did. It was nice training with you.”
“Thank you Xing. Now I continue to look for Mia.”
“Good luck my friend. I hope we’ll see each other again.”
“I hope so as well.” Nazo walked out of the garden and heard Aria talking to him through the walkie-talkie that Eric gave him.
“Nazo where are you?” Aria asked.
“I’m at a garden. Where are you?” Nazo asked
“Me and Ash are at a store near the hotel. Meet us there and we’ll go after the Black Hood.”
“Do you know where he is?”
“Yes we do. It took us awhile, but one of his men spilled the beans.”
“I’ll be there in no time.” Nazo ran as fast as he could. He had to rescue Mia and defeat the Black Hood, once and for all.