Here’s the second half to the first of a new series.
[We open to a psychadalic-looking dimension, seeing the giant Airship Bahamut flying in view on its twin thrusters. It resembles a blue dragon from one’s point of view due to shape of the bridge and the way the wings were arranged. Below the bridge is a cannon-like structure which is inactive for now. We fade to the inside to resume the story at the cabin. We see the juicebar of sort where a strange girl, whose all smiles, is working behind the corner as Garren and the other girl arrive. Garren is astonished, seeing not just the juicebar, but also notice stairs near by to another room above. The strange girl, notices them. She wears a almost-tight fitting one-piece dark blue uniform with a apron and matching blue tiara. The girl wears a pair of glasses over her blue eyes and has long lite indigo hair.]
strange girl(smily): Welcome to the Bahamut…I’m Chintan, but you call me “Chintan-chan”. You like something to drink?
Garen: I don’t know…
Chintan: Smile-Smile! It’s no charge, really. Smile-Smile, ya!
[She gives Garren a glass with a strawberry smoothie and, deciding not to offend the server, drinks it. Within seconds of ingesting, his eyes are close to being teary due to the taste.]
Garren: It’s really good
???: I wanna try!
[The strange being emerges from Garren’s body. Only this time, his form somehow now physical. Compared to Garren, the thing was shorter with spiky gold hair, red eyes. Garren blinked as the thing takes the boy’s glass as his own and drinks from it while sitting on a nearby stool.]
Garren [astonished]: No way…
[Garren nearly collapses from the sight of the thing that was in him. Fortunely, the girl grabs him before he can fall.]
girl: You alright?
Garren: Am I…really going nuts?
FINAL FANTASY BONDS
TITLE: Burn Up, Ifrit
[The girl helps Garren to a seat to a nearby table as mysterious enity watches from the stool he’s sitting on, laughing as Chintan gets him another smoothie.]
???: You’re weakly funny.
girl: Cram it!
girl: It wasn’t you fault. I wonder, can you tell me your name?
girl(sadded): I see…
[Garren was a bit confused as the girl resumes acting her usual self.]
girl: Well, mine’s Sami. And that’s a Eidolon, or that’s what we call them.
[She points to the Eidolon as he finishes drinking and yells for seconds.]
Sami: Yes. They’re beings from another timespace that came here.
Garren: A timespace?
???: She means another place and another time. Think of it as a alternate universe if you like.
[Garren looks over to the stairs to see a boy coming down. He wore black bermuda shorts and a white T-shirt with a red collar. Around the boy’s neck was a silver neck, baring a diamond-shaped charm. Upon seeing him, Garren was astonished to see that boy’s face, though his blond hair was spikier, was identical to Sami’s right to the blue eyes.]
[Sami runs over to her male doppleganger and hugs him, as Garren is shocked.]
Sami: Oh! This is my twin brother, Raito. Raito, this is Garren.
[Compared to his sister, Raito is more serious as he gives Garren a look over, making our hero feel uneasy. While looking he sees the necklace that his sister, with a clear crystal attached to it. Once he’s looking Garren over, Raito walks over to the juice bar just as the Eidolon is about to drink. Raito takes it, making the guy mad.]
???: Why you!
[The Eidolon was about to lunge at Raito, when the boy flicked him in forehead hard. At the same time, Garren feels something on his forehead, rubbing it. Somewhat satsified with his observation, Raito walks back to join his sister and Garren at the table while the miffed Eidolon asks for another smoothie from Chintan.]
Sami: Garren, you’re alright?
Garren: It’s just my forehead.
Raito: As I my sister explained to you before I interupted, Eidolons come to this world with one thing in mind…Because they have no bodies of their own, they must act through the first human that encounter by entering their body, using their memories to create phyiscal forms as the foundation of the Pact. However, though originally separate, the Eidolon becomes an integral part of the person, whatever harm the human feels, so does the Eidolon and sometimes vice-versa if the Pact is strong enough. In other words, they become one and the same…Until the Pact is resolved.
[We change the scene to a pitch dark rain-stricken night, the brief flashes of lightning illuminating dead bodies in the mud. Among these mangled bodies, surrounding him, is a semi-shadowed boy standing, his black hair plastered by the rain. He clenches his fists as he look up to see a entire town set blaze. In the middle of the blaze is a solditary figure, silhoutted with only his souless eyes seen. A deep soft bellowing is heard in the area as he get a closeup of the shadowed boy…]
[The scene fades to the same boy, only a few years older, he is wearing a cloak. His shoulder-length raven black hair falls along the sides of his face, sticks up slightly. He sits in a shadowed room by himself while attempting to meditate before a bowl of incense in vain due to being haunted by the memory of his past. Then the sound of something whistles in the air as the young man opens his onyx-colored eyes, his bishounen face smoothing out. In a split second, he took out a sword and cut the object flying towards him, a tennis ball. He places his weapon away with looking back towards his attacker.]
boy: Your lacking…effort in such a attack. A warrior waits for the opportune moment to strike, quietly. It won’t impress me, Otome
[His “attacker”, is the mysterious girl who witnessed the Goblin’s manifestation. She had long pink hair with fair pale skin and brown eyes. The girl wears a semi-goth dress with a hoop skirt that has a massive palatine purple trim. Though serious at first when coming in, once she sees the boy’s face, Otome goes like putty as her eyes sparkle at what she sees to be the one she wants to spent the rest of her life with.
Otome: Oh, Al. Someday, cupid’s arrow will strike and your thirst will be quenched my your Otome…
[Once that is out of her system, Otome gets serious.]
Otome: Unti thenl, I 've came to report that another Eidolon has emerged.
[Allen is interested in this topic. We change to a public part of the park, it’s nice clear day with children playing. A jogger just finished his run as he takes out his stopwatch. But suddently, the ground below the jogger erupts as he is burried up to his neck in dirt. Underground, we find the Goblin burrowing his way back up top with the stopwatch in hand. He surfaces to the lead bully who almost killed Garren, presenting him the watch…Back on the Bahamut, Garren’s a bit confused of the term “Pact”.]
Sami: It’s bond between a human and a Eidolon, it’s what makes them both one. In order to break free of it, Eidolons needs to grant the desires of the humans they are bonded to, something taking from them in return…
Garren: You mean their lives?
Raito: Usually not the case. The “something” is one of equal value, something most valuable to that person. Everything has a price, even Pacts. But a Eidolon without a desire to act on will no be a threat and therefore powerless.
[Though offend the Eidolon as he refuses to stand by and be insulted.]
??? (jump off the stool): Hey! Don’t lump us! I’m MUCH stronger!
[As he got too close with violent intent, Sami slapped the Eidolon as a warning to back off. Sadly, Garren felt it.]
Sami(panic): Ohh, Garren, I’m so sorry!
[As the Eidolon was grumbling as his rubs his right cheek, he listen to Raito’s next question.]
Raito: Not when did you possess Garren?
???: Well, It was the summer…I been in him ever since
[Garren recaps to that blurry memory of a summer night.]
Raito: So, in other words, you were off the radar…I wonder why?
Garren: Wait just a minute! If were in me for so long, why appear now? And aren’t you going to ask me what I wish for?
[The twins gasp at Garren’s request as the Eidolon smiles evilly. However, the Eidolon has other plans.]
[Now mad, Garren grabs the Eidolon with intent to throttle if he does’nt get a answer.]
Garren: Why not!
???: First off, you can’t hurt me without hurting yourself. Secondly, I had originally intended to do just that. But I came to thinking, after giving it much thought, I think being with you is a really good thing.
Chintan: But aren’t you suppose to some kind of genie?
???: Genie? Sound’s cool, call me “Djinn”.
Garren and twins: Djinn?
Djinn: Listen up Garren, I don’t want any trouble if you get killed. So, let’s get along. We’ll be in this together for a while.
[With that Djinn fades back with Garren, leaving the boy speechless as he starts to feel motion sickness. Within minutes, Sami escorts Garren out of the Bahamut and back into his normal time, right at where they departed from.]
Sami: Are you alright?
Garren: I’m fine. I think everything just came too fast.
[By then he noticed a pocket watch on Samy’s person, the same watch that the lead bully had.]
Garren: Where did you get that?
[The girl noticed the watch and took it out of her pocket]
Sami: This…I found it when I first entered this timespace. I musta have forgot about it.
[She gives the watch to Garren as he looks it over.]
Garren: That guy was looking for it. Well, I guess I can find it.
[We seen Garren and Sami making their way to where Garren first encountered the bullies. They see only the skinny sidekick bully, deciding to stake him out. However, a spider lands on Garren’s head and Sami notices it as she points it out, with Garren freaking out as he tries to get the spider off him. But in the the process, he attracts attention from the bully. Horrified to see Garren, he tries to run away with the two in pursuit. After they caught him and some explainations are made, the bully sidekick decides to explain what occured.]
Bully: Takahi…He hadn’t been the same since you beat us. If that watch is really important to him, please give it back.
Sami: Do you know where he is?
[The bully sidekick nods as Garren and Sami arrive to a large building, where Takashi’s staring over the city. His eyes were glazed over and face without expression, as if he’s under a spell.]
Garren: Takashi…Is this yours?
[Turning away, Takashi limps over towards Garren and Sami with his hand outstrentched.]
Takashi: Give it…Give it back…My grandfather’s watch.
???: Good, It is yours?
[Suddently the Goblin erupts from Takashi’s shadow and jams his fist into Garren’s gut, grabbing the watch as it is sent flying. With the watch in hand, the Goblin gives it to Takashi as his facial expression is filled with joy.]
Goblin: Me thank you, me never find without you. Now, to what me deserves, your most precious thing…your memory.
[With that, Goblin thrusts his fist into Takashi’s chest. As the boy screams in pain, the skies darken as a giant gate materizes. Getting what he needed, the Golbin gets airborn and enters the gate as Takashi collapses with Garren catching him.]
Garren: You alright?
Sami: We’re too late…He jumped.
Takeshi: …March 28, 2004…
Sami: You remember what happened?
Takeshi: That day…I having a good time. but…I didn’t know that my grandfather was dying. This watch is I have of him…But I wished I could had seen him one last time.
Sami: Let’s go.
Garren: Wait a second! What about Takashi?!
Sami: Don’t you remember what we told you about the pact? When a Eidolon takes a person’s memory as price, it has but one goal: To change time.
[Suddently, buildings are seen dissolving with the giant gate starts to sucking in the particles. Garren is horrified.]
Garren: What’s going on.
Sami: What you are seeing. Is being create from the past.
[We zoom to 2004, seeing the people screaming as explosions are occuring and buildings crumbling with something burrowing underground. Soon, the Goblin jumps out of underground, taking joy from seeing the damage he’s causing…and the sight of people screaming. The later causes Goblin is generate a menacing aura around him.]
Goblin: Yes…these cries feel my heart with such power.
[Back at the present, the Bahamut emerges from timespace as Sami runs over to the airship as it opens.]
Sami: We’re going.
Garren: To the past?
Sami: Where else? If that continues, it’ll be a diaster. Everyone will be dead.
Garren: I still don’t get it all…But I understand I have to stop this.
Sami: That’s good enough for me.
[We open to a shadowed chamber as a figure starts up Bahamut’s engines for maxium thrust.]
???: Bahamut, GO!
[Bahamut zooms into the open gate, speeding across time/space moments of past history are seen by Garren, Djinn, and the twins through the windows. Soon, the Bahamut arrives to the past time. With Raito accompanying them out, Garren and Sami run out to see the damage, the city looked like a war ravaged it. Within the the chaos, the trio find the Takashi of that time, with a look of shock on his face. He and his friend were to have a good time today what he’ll learn to be his grandfather’s lst day alive. A explosion knocks him down as Sami and Raito help him back up. Garren was
Sami: Get up! Use the Auracite to fight him!
Garren: Me fight? I can’t do that… And what’s Auracite!
Raito: What are we going to do with you?
[By then Garren hears the sound of a little girl crying nearby by, finding her near some rubble.]
Garren: Hey, what are you doing? It’s dangerous here!
[The girl was in her own world, sobbing]
Garren: Wait there! I’m coming!
[He tries to make his way to the girl until the Goblin emerges from the ground, only he’s more human-like in size.]
Goblin: Ooh, me find a little girl.
[The girl was too frighten as the Goblin starts to approach her.]
Garren: What do you think you’re doing?!
Goblin: Terorize her! Her despair will make me stronger! You’re not of this time, so beat it!
[With that, Goblin takes a swipe at Garren, knocking the back as the little girl yelps. While Sami runs to check on Garren, Goblin walks over to the little girl with Raito getting in the Eidolon’s way]
Goblin: Now, give me a nice scream too, you’re last will be best…
Sami: Wake up!
[Sami tries to snap Garren up until Djinn takes over, very angry. As the Goblin as about to kill Raito, D-Garren throws Garren’s jacket, blinding him as Raito uses this chance to grab the little girl and whisk her from harm. A shadowed figure watches the whole thing before walking off, as if the site of a city under attack has no effect on him. The Goblin sees D-Garren]
Goblin: Me see…Why don’t we team up?
[The Goblin notices D-Garren’s fists as before seeing D-Garren’s face full of rage as he generate a aura of flames.]
D-Garren: Attacking someone weaker than you! It’s unforgivable!
[D-Garren flares up at instant, his flames exploding and expanding towards the Goblin. But suddenly, the flames double back and encircle D-Garren in a perfect circle of fire. Inside, D-Garren yells in rage as the Auracite on his person flares up, causing Garren to emit his personal light as Djinn’s semi-physical being covers the human as his silhoutted body is slightly force-grown with firey armor forming on his body. The new being’s eyes open as he flares up with a firey aura.]
Ifrit: Burn up!
[We get a good view of the newly born Ifrit. He’s about the size of a 17 year old wearing curved armor that looks like magma. There were armor flame designs covering it, laced with fissures that glow as if they were molten rock. Djinn’s features are more prounced as Garren’s hair is now more spiky and turned a golden color while now longer to cover almost most of his back. He wears a mask that covered his upper face, ending in two sharp points above his face. We see his eyes are now a more red then before. The strange crystal Garren has is now projecting from the center of his chest as not only part of the armor but now red as a ruby. Ifrit charges at a shocked Goblin, punching him into a wall. The twins notice the power boost.]
Sami: Such power!
Raito: Impossible! A Junction?!
[Goblin gets up annoyed with this change of plans]
Goblin: Blast it, you forget our mission!?
Ifrit: Musta had slip my mind…Or rather, I see this being more fun. And that’s a good enough reason for me, I don’t really care whose side I’m on!
Goblin: Huh? Now me have to put my hands on you and teach a lesson!
[He reaches into the ground, pulling out a giant spiked hammer and begins to swing it at Ifrit, who dodges before grabbing the hammer.]
Ifrit: Hey…Someone’s gonna get hurt, namely you.
[Goblin pushes up and he ends up on the roof with Ifrit. Ifrit takes out his Flametongue sword and charges at Goblin, who uses his hammer to block every hit. But Ifrit uses a headbutt to knock Goblin off the roof, only for the to spin like a drill and burrow into the road below. Ifrit jumps down to find Goblin borrowing out from another hole.]
Goblin: That it? That best you can do? That pathetic! Even make pathetic look good!
[With that, Goblin borrows another hole, creating several holes. He pops up behind Ifrit, but Ifrit spins around and slashes Goblin away.]
[He turns and sees Goblin, whose Goblin Punch knocks him over. Infuriated, Ifrit creates a fire orb and flings it down a hole, with Goblin watching from another hole near by, chuckling. That was until he hears a rumbling from below. Suddently, all the holes erupt with streams of flames. Goblin is screaming as he lands on the ground, dropping and rolling.]
Ifrit: This is my kind of fight!
Goblin: Me beg for mercy.
Ifrit: Sorry, all out of it…It’s over!
[The blade of Ifrit’s Flametongue extends and becomes a firey whip he swings it in the air before cracking it.]
Ifrit: The Final Blow!
[He flings the whip at Goblin, destroying him in its flames. With that all done, Ifrit makes a “super cool” pose out of excitement.]
Ifrit: It’s amazing! It’s freak’n AWESOME! Super awesome!
[Soon, the city glows and heals itself up, looking as if the Goblin never attacked to begin with.]
Sami: Look like we saved it before it completely dissappeared.
Raito: As long as there to those who can remember, aknowledging today and are allowed exist tommorow and after, this time will exist. Time is built on memories…
[Ifrit turns to see Takashi, still unconscious. Back in the present, Allen is busy meditating until his eyes open up, as if he sensed the Goblin’s demise.]
Allen: This overwhelming power…Could this mean…
[Back on the Bahamut, Djinn materializes as he resumes drinking his smoothie]
Djinn: That sure was fun?
Sami: Somehow we did it.
[When Garren comes in, Raito grabs him]
Raito: Hey! You’re not suppose to do that.
Garren: It was just one little thing.
[We see Takashi waking up outside the hospital room of his gransdfather. Walking in he sees his grandfather’s time almost up as he gives his grandson his watch. In the present, after sunset, the Bistro with only Yurina remains as she and Garren live there. Garren runs in, startling Yurina.]
Garren: Sis, I’m so sorry I’m late!
Yurina: It’s okay, I’m glad you’re back.
[She hugs Garren as on the Bahamut, Djinn gets as warm and fuzzy]
Djinn: Oh Sis…You’re so warm.
Raito: What did he say?
[Back at his lair, Allen faces the window, looking out at the starry night. His shadow glows as a shadowed figure emerges from it.]
Greiver: Allen, is this what you truely desire?
Allen: I want to be strong. That’s all. I have seen the path before me! The Strong shall endure…The weak dashed into oblivion. That’s my path!
[The Eidolon fades away before Allen then turns, glowing a golden fire aura around him, with the shape of a lion.]
TO BE CONTINUED