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    Returning Home (Open)

    Post by Leapflight on 28th November 2016, 9:34 pm

    (Please just read the last paragraph if you don't want to read it all, it's pretty much just plot stuff and quite boring xD)

    A red-headed mage could be seen walking down the streets of Magnolia, smiling from ear to ear. It was as if she had left yesterday. Everything felt right here. It felt familiar; she was going home to Fairy Tail after all, the guild she had both led and followed for so many years. Her smile was infectious, filling the room with that warm kind of energy no-one could extinguish. She turned, picking up her partner, a small space creature that had just taken her on one of her greatest adventures of her life. They had travelled to a new galaxy, one that Ebony didn’t even know existed. It was rare that Ebony did not know of a galaxy, let alone not been to it. Perks of being a spatial mage she guessed. The creature, Atlas, had the power to travel through galaxies and to new planets, a gift he had and wanted to share with her, so she had agreed to accompany him. “What an adventure, hey Atlas?”, she said giving him an innocuous look. The space creature smiled, pushing into her chest as she held him tightly. He nodded quickly, quite aware of the familiar sounds of Magnolia that filled their ears and the smell of burnt timber and crackling fires that surrounded them, reminding them of home. It was the same path, the same sky, and the same town. She was glad she was back, but she couldn’t shake off the feeling at the bottom of her stomach that something wasn’t quite right. All the windows were shut. Nobody seemed to be on the streets anymore – and she wondered why.

    Ebony and Atlas stood in front of a familiar building. It was a place where she once thought she belonged. The only place where she had ever belonged. The Fairy Tail Guild. It seemed darker than she remembered; out of place almost. The windows were shut, the gates were closed and nobody could be seen to be around. A curious expression could be seen on Ebony’s face as she looked at her pet. Is it just me or does something not feel right? Ebony quickly ran fowards, panic in her eyes as she opened the front gate by force, unaware that lock inside was broken. Running up the familiar stairs she reached the door, pushing it open softly, an eerie noise escaping from its insides. There was no light to be seen inside the building, and no sounds could be heard from the once lively guild. There was no-body here. She walked inside slowly, placing her hand gently on the familiar stone walls, walking up and down the dust-filled hall. “What happened here…” she said out-loud, afraid that if she didn’t say anything she would lose her composure completely. Her voice seemed to break as she spoked the last word, this wasn’t what she thought she had returned to. She was frightened; unaware that her guild had moved far away from Magnolia, and far away from Fiore itself.

    As she walked out of the front of the building she held the side of the wall, her eyes fixed upon a small section of pavement on the floor. Her left hand was clenched into a small fist; her body looked stiff, paralysed almost as she fell to her knees. She reached up, trying to hold herself but her legs gave way. She tried to fight back the tears that were forming around the edges of her crimson eyes - but how could she? She just sat there silently as small tears fell down the side of her face. It was strange how she knew they weren’t coming back. It was as if she knew that something terrible had happened, for it felt like someone pierced a blade through her heart and left a permanent scar there. Here, Fairy Tail, the most powerful guild in Fiore lay abandoned.

    The girl could be seen kneeling in front of the former guild building, her head hanging low, her hands holding her face. She looked broken; defeated in the afternoon light. As if everything she had ever loved had been taken away from her. Only a small white and blue creature was sitting beside her; comforting her as dark clouds seemed to pass overhead menacingly, prowling the sky like some sort of dark osprey searching for its prey. It was an omen, a warning almost, that the bad had suddenly come to balance out the good in her life. For the first time in forever, it felt as if part of her was missing. As if the tattoo on her shoulder had switched off, unable to be turned on again.

    She looked up at Atlas, his eyes reflecting her own emotions. As if on cue the small creature turned into his large form, his wings outstretched, waiting for her to follow. She nodded slowly, picking herself off the ground as she walked towards him, climbing on his back. She really did look awful. He raced into the sky, following the stars to nowhere. Thunder surrounded them, but they didn’t care. She needed to get out of this place. She wanted to go home, to Fairy Tail, but she didn’t know where they were.

    And so they flew. They flew far away, out of Fiore even, to a place known as the Kingdom of Navrick. Here the people didn’t ask questions, and it was easy enough to hide her identity from this mundane world. It was so different than what she was used to, but she adjusted accordingly. Mundane life wasn’t so bad, although Atlas was hidden most of the time, collecting information for Ebony mostly. Here Ebony researched what had happened to her guild, and tried to figure out how to find them.

    Ebony’s eyes were fixed upon the information in front of her. She had created a large wall, covered in red string and pins which held all of her research together.  She had pin-pointed several locations the guild could have fled to if they had been attacked, as well as various bits of info on a few of her guildmembers. She reached for one of the pieces of paper as she shut her eyes quickly, hiding her emotions. She breathed in deeply, reading it once again. There was a picture of Heero, one of her best friends in Fairy Tail. She had heard he was killed during the battle, and left their daughter parent-less. She shook her head silently, still picturing the little 10 year old she saw a year ago.  Atlas’s voice echoed through her head, Ebony… It’s been almost a month, maybe they don’t want to be--Ebony lifted her hand in the air, “They left because the Magic Council has now deemed them a dark guild. Surely they would’ve left some type of clue for members to return to. For us to return to!”  She thrust her fist onto the table, leaving a dent in the hard mahogany. Closing her eyes for a moment she felt her heart beating unusually fast, please… please help me find my way back home.

    A bright light filled her vision, it seemed to radiate from behind her. She turned her head slightly, her eyes brightening as she could see the Fairy Tail symbol on her back shining. It seemed to come alive, a magical energy she knew all too well. She smiled, unaware of the Fairy Tail symbol moving in front of her. It seemed to pulsate quickly, a bright light filling the room she and Atlas stood in. It was beautiful, and it would guide her.

    She raced out the door, grabbing her backpack with all of her belongings in it. Atlas trotted behind her, hot on her heels as she light reached up, heading into the sky. “Quick, Atlas! We need to follow it!”, she yelled, clearly excited as she jumped up and down on the spot. The space creature sighed, stretching his wings as Ebony climbed onto his back. Flying into the sky, a familiar warmth embodied her. She felt almost, happy, like the old Ebony.
     
    The light climbed into the sky, ascending into the heavens as Atlas followed. “Quickly! Quickly!”, Ebony yelled as the light settled into the sky. It looked like a star almost, fitting in with the midnight sky. She knew these stars, she knew where they would take her. The location of the light glistened as Ebony closed her eyes for a moment, trying to use all of her knowledge to figure out where this light was trying to take her. A red aura could be seen around her as she looked up into the sky. “It's ok Atlas, stop flying, I know where they are.”

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    She felt uneasy standing there in front of the new Fairy Tail Guild, would they let her back after being gone for so long? She would have never thought they’d be in another town let alone on another planet! She’d remembered taking a few of her guildmembers to different galaxies before, but she never thought they’d actually live on one. She took a deep breath in, calming herself before she realised the millions of questions she was going to get bombarded with. Where had she been? Why didn’t she come back? Is she going to stay? Well, she wasn’t going to find out what happened by standing outside all day. She reached for the door, pressing her hands on it quickly so it would open. She tried to smile as she waved one hand awkwardly, “Hello…”


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    Re: Returning Home (Open)

    Post by weretiger5411 on 30th November 2016, 9:31 pm

    The guild hall she entered would be met with silence, a look around would reveal no one was obviously in sight. There were tables, chairs, signs that mages were there but none could be easily seen. And then lights from above would had appeared, and would had slowly descended on her. To any eye it would had appeared like little balls of lights were surrounding her, but to the fairy tail eye one could see the shapes of fairies in them, and as they descended they would all started to say "Hello!" They were all saying it once, but given the number of them and how they said it almost one at a time it would have appeared their were saying it over and over. And after the hello's ended the talking would had began.

    "Who are you? Are you new?"
    "What was that white flying bird? Is it a bird or like a bat?"
    "You smell wonderful! What is it?"
    "You smell like the dew in the morning~"
    "No, she smell's like the moonlight lilies!"

    They would had buzzed around her saying these things and more, welcoming and curious about this new face to them in the fairy tail guild.

    Zecarayus was in the same building as ebony actually, but was in another room looking around. He had come across a chest with no name and filled with books. He picked up one and was about to read it when he felt a faint magical presence. Curious by it, he closed the book and closed the chest before walking out to the main room. Zecarayus with his blight doctor's coat(without mask) and gloves on saw where the source was coming from. He wore a confused look for a moment at looking at the girl. The aura, her appearance, all of it looked familiar though no name came to mind. Of course he was probably the least known member of the guild and the one who knew less about it's members. In any case he gave a "Hey!" and a wave of his hand to get her attention before walking towards her, only stopping a few feet away from her. "I think most of the mages are out exploring with the aid of the fairies, the little things that are around you. Though I don't think I've seen you around here yet, who are you?" he would had finished with a question and a curious look.


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    Re: Returning Home (Open)

    Post by Haru-senpai on 4th December 2016, 8:02 pm

    Hera stood in the guild hall, staring out of a window. Holding a hot cup of cappuccino in her hands as usual. When she felt a magic signature come into the guild that was unusually familiar for one she didn't feel everyday she began to look around.

    Her Exceed, Rose would look up with a twitch of her ear and begin trying to locate whatever or whoever it was Hera was looking for. Spotting Ebony first from across the room; Rose's jaw dropped comically as did Hera's.

    She hadn't seen her in what felt like 10 years to Hera. But she'd forgotten only ONE year had passed on Earthland. Hera was 8 last she'd saw her. Now she was 18. Her father had been alive.....and times were good back then. Leonard, Heero, Ebony, Alyia, Simon, Ken, Kanix...the names went on and on. They were all a family back then. Faces began to flash of her old guildmates looking upon her smiling as a young child, her father's shoulders. That blue hair.

    It all came flooding back just looking over at Ebony from across the room. Dropping her coffee mug...it shattered loudly as only a few people looked in the rather loud guild. Fairies swirled around anxiously for a moment near Hera but then dispersed. Crossing the room, Hera would stand right in front of the red headed woman.

    Her emotions swirled.......she'd been looking up at her last time she saw her. It was so....crazy now. Being a small bit taller or about the same height.

    "Auntie Ebony....it's me...Hera." she said after a staredown for a moment. "Is it...really you?" after confirmation Hera would sweep toward her and embrace her with a hug. A hug that felt like she was....holding onto the old times of Fairy Tail. As if Ebony's appearance now was hope that the Guild would return it's reputation with the Magic Council to good standing. That one day their flag would fly over Magnolia again as it had in the days of her Father, Leonard, Ebony, and Simon as Master.

    Hera didn't blame Kanix for making the same decision any of the previous masters would have. But she did seem to feel like Kanix wasn't making an urgent or earnest effort to restore their reputation; or to stand before the Council. This is something perhaps she and Ebony could both confront her about.

    "I know it's hard to believe but....after Acnologia killed Dad, and Mom went missing. A witch named Eris took me in due to my Dad's will....I grew up on a planet where one year on Earthland was ten there." she sighed to herself, remembering Sukai. A lovely planet where the earth floated amongst the clouds in the sky. "I came back two years ago and....the Guild is....I can't even...I don't even want to imagine that building in it's current condition, I can't take it." she stared at the floor briefly. Balling up both of her fists. "But now that you're back you'll help me make the Council see clearly right?! Auntie Ebony...we can't let my father's memory...the memory of a Fairy Tail for Fiore fade into nothingness. Please help me convince them..." she said, looking off and to the side at the floor. Not looking back up at Ebony yet.


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    Re: Returning Home (Open)

    Post by Nightken on 4th December 2016, 9:50 pm

    The sky around the guildhall darkened as storm clouds appeared as the flash of silver lightning could be seen from the window followed by the loud crack of thunder a few seconds later. Nightken walked through the guild doors wearing his usual bar tender looking suit made from silver and black wyvern scales while he had an unlit magic cigarette in his mouth. He was surprised to see Ebony standing in the guild hall as he walked towards her. "It's been a while hasn't it Ebony. I'm glad to see you're still with us." Nightken said as he patted her on the head before walking by to grab something to drink. After a few minutes he came back holding a mug with black coffee in one hand and an ash tray in his other hand. Sitting at a nearby table he lit his cigarette and took a hit from it dropping some of the ashes in the tray as he exhaled a small cloud of harmless vapor. He took a drink of his coffee as he saw how few people were in the guildhall when he could remember how packed the place was before and the endless number of complaint letters. *Sigh* "Those were the days I enjoyed back when he would start fights and drag me in it. Your old man was quite a handful, but he made this guild fun." Nightken said looking at Hera.


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    Re: Returning Home (Open)

    Post by Haru-senpai on 4th December 2016, 10:23 pm

    As she heard lightning boom outside the Guild, Hera's heart and eyes widened as for a moment she felt like a kid again; hearing her Father return to the Guild from one of his epic undertakings with stories to tell both her and the entire guild. As she saw a man who could only be described as her Uncle, even though they weren't related by blood walk in. For a moment, she saw the ghost of her Father walking alongside Ken laughing and joking with him as he usually did...but the ghostly image faded as Ken got closer. Hera continued to stay to herself pretty much, as there were thousands of little tinkerbelle like fairies flying about the guild...but few mages. With Zecarayuss, Hera, Ebony, and Ken being the most noteable members; there were only about ten or fifteen other mages present in the room.

    "Uncle Ken it's good to see you...." Hera said with a hand on her hip, her womanly features quite striking as one slit went up the side of her leg on her black and gold Slayer Uniform. "Heh...funny, I never saw him like that...he was always larger than life to me.....but then again, he told me you and him grew up here at the Guild together." Hera would turn her head and notice a picture of a young Heero and young Ken on the wall. Her father with his arm around Ken throwing up the peace sign, and Ken with a very small smile on his face.

    "......I'll never forget that day." Hera recalled the day the Black Dragon actually flew into Magnolia and killed her Father after an epic battle. He could have won, but he would've been struck a Dragon just like Acnologia himself. He chose to try and stand against the Black Dragon in his human form. An insurmountable task even for him. Shuhei took the plunge and became a White Dragon that flew off, rumor had it too another solar system or planet entirely. Perhaps even another dimension. After fighting Acnologia to a stalemate.

    "I know! Why don't we visit my Dad!" Hera said as she perked up a bit. Grabbing a hold of Ebony by the hand, she would lead her to a huge hole in the tree trunk like room; lit with torches on it's way down. The wooden marble stairs went on forever...down..down..down.

    They would step into a HUGE room eventually, made entirely of crystal. As you could easily see your reflection on the floor, or the walls itself. They stepped out of the torch lit wooden tunnel and into the room; so bright you could even shield your eyes from time to time. On the other side of the room. A gigantic crystalline door with the Fairy Tail Crest deep in the crystal.

    Walking up to the door in silence, Hera could feel her Magic Power amplifying by the moment just being here. As mages, the other three probably felt it too. Their magic was more powerful. Their footsteps against the crystal were heard as Hera stepped up to the door. With a sweatdrop, she stood in front of it. Blushing a bit.

    "Well...this thing only opens for the Master, the past Guildmasters, and direct family right?" she said as she reached a hand out. As soon as she touched the crystalline door it shimmered up it's hinges once and with a loud groan began to swing open as pieces of crystal shook free, falling like raining glass. As the way cleared, a bright light engulfed the entire room from inside. As it began to dim, the sight beheld was....fantastic.

    Like flies, thousands of glowing orbs of light whirled around the room, some bobbing in place up and down. Like X-Men's Cerebro, a long crystalline cliff ovelooked a huge sphere room made entirely of crystal. On the cliff straight ahead. Inside of a twenty foot crystal, slightly humming with magical energy. Was Heero.

    He looked peaceful. Eyes closed. Blue hair frozen in place. Although he was completely naked, the crystal was shard ridden around his legendary manhood for shame's sake thank god. Hera couldn't take her eyes off of him. His body was pristinely preserved and chiseled.

    Hera would walk up to the twenty foot crystal, as her magic power was literally going wild. She felt as if in this room, she could do anything. Such was the power of Lumen Histoire. As she finally stood in front of the crystal, she looked up. Her eyes just...flowing with tears. But happy ones.

    "Oto-san...........it's Ebony. She finally came back to the Guild." she said, removing the tears from her cheeks and motioning behind her as if Heero could see her or talk back. "I think it's Zecarayuss' first time in here since you've died too.....he's not a Master or family but....he loved you like a brother too, I'm sure Kanix'll give him a hall pass." she said grinning at Zecarayuss briefly. She avoided making eye contact with anyone, especially Ken. So as not to get emotional. It was strange. He was supposed to be dead. But she still sensed his Magic Power radiating like a beacon from the crystal. She did not however feel a life force.


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    Re: Returning Home (Open)

    Post by Leapflight on 9th December 2016, 10:52 pm

    Ebony’s eyes glistened, a warmth engulfing her body that she hadn’t felt in a long time. She smiled softly, feeling herself relax as the silence crept away, replaced by the comforting sound of murmurs and laughter. There weren’t that many mages left in Fairy Tail it seemed, as the guild looked almost empty. Her legs seemed to stop trembling, and the pet that was hidden behind her came out and stood next to her. He looked up at her, folding his tail around her leg as she walked a step forward, ready to tackle on the billions of questions being shouted at her together. He had always been there for her, and she wasn’t surprised that he was here now.

    Before she could take another step forward however, a strange man approached her, stopping a few feet away and giving a friendly wave, “Hey!!” the mage shouted towards. She smiled quickly, waving back as he neared. "I think most of the mages are out exploring with the aid of the fairies, the little things that are around you. Though I don't think I've seen you around here yet, who are you?" He asked her, his hazel eyes searching hers. She nodded, “My name is Ebony Mastuna, I’ve been gone for a long time… But I’ve finally returned.”

    She stopped for a moment, a loud noise that sounded like glass shattering came from her left. She turned quickly, her eyes meeting with a mage she somehow recognised, but didn’t quite know. The girl with the blonde hair came rushing forwards, almost trampling the poor people standing in her way. As she came closer, Ebony began to recognise features, features of a girl she once knew. A ten year old. Hera.

    She blinked quickly, take a few steps back as she approached. Her mind was spinning, this couldn’t be here. She would be 10. Ten years old. "Auntie Ebony....it's me...Hera." she said after a staredown for a moment. "Is it...really you?". Ebony’’s breathing quickened, she felt her heart race as she nodded slowly, not saying a word. She looked so grown-up. It was unbelievable. Impossible. But she still looked like the same like she did back then. That sun-kissed blonde hair Ebony was always jealous of, and those eyes. The amber eyes she could recognise from anywhere. She smiled as Hera embraced her for a hug, returning it instantly. She couldn’t wipe the smile off her face as tried not to cry. It was too much. All of this. She has let them all down, but they still loved her. As they let go Hera told her of her father’s death, and how she had moved to another planet and aged ten years. It made sense, Ebony too had been on a planet where time travelled differently. It was why she was in this mess in the first place. She spoke of how the guild needed to be restored, and out honour needed to be regained, and she totally agreed. “Auntie Ebony...we can't let my father's memory...the memory of a Fairy Tail for Fiore fade into nothingness. Please help me convince them..." Hera said, looking off and to the side at the floor. Ebony smiled, grabbing Hera’s hands softly. “It will be alright. I know it’s been tough for you, for all of you. I know I haven’t been here, but I will do everything I can to put this right. To help you.”

    "It's been a while hasn't it Ebony. I'm glad to see you're still with us." Nightken said as he patted her on the head before walking by to grab something to drink. Ebony blinked, surprised to see her old friend again. “Hey you!” She ran after him, tapping him on the shoulder. “It’s nice to see you.” She would smile, pulling him in for a hug as she let go quickly, walking back towards Hera and the others.

    "I know! Why don't we visit my Dad!"
    Hera said quickly, grabbing his arm. “What?!!”, she went to object, but the girl was strong, pulling her along down through the unfamiliar guild. She could see a giant hole in the tree up ahead, a faint light could be seen from within it. Hera followed it down, pulling her along what seemed to be a never-ending staircase. But it did end - finally. Ebony breathed quickly, feeling quite overwhelmed as they emerged into the great crystal room. A magical energy so powerful could be felt here that it took her breath away. “What is this place…” she would ask, but she had a feeling she already knew. "Well...this thing only opens for the Master, the past Guildmasters, and direct family right?" Hera said as she reached a hand out to touch the door. It shimmered brightly, filling the room with a light that only Ebony could see through. But what she saw wasn’t what she had expected.

    Around them flew millions of orbs, both beautiful and bright, floating around the centre-piece of the room. A giant crystal whose magical energy she had felt before. Heero. As she walked closer she could see him inside, his body preserved. He was here. He really was. He was with them. Ebony looked up at Hera, who had her hand reaching out for him. "Oto-san...........it's Ebony. She finally came back to the Guild."

    Ebony looked at Hera, the pain in her eyes were evident, her emotions in overdrive. It had been a year since she’d heard of Heero’s death. But she didn’t want to believe it. It was like the guild wouldn’t be the same without him, his smile, and his presence. Yet here he was, still part of the guild like he always would be. The urge to fight back her tears was strong, but as she looked at Hera, she felt her heart shatter. There was a girl who had lost everything. And here she was feeling sorry for herself. Ebony fell to the ground, her legs giving was as sank to her knees. “I’m so sorry… I’m so sorry…” She sobbed, looking up at Heero. “I’m sorry I wasn’t there when you needed me…”. She turned to look at Hera, “I’m sorry that you had to go through all this by yourself. I wasn’t here to help you… Through all your suffering I wasn’t there. I wasn--” She looked at the ground, her body trembling as she dropped her head. “And Ken… you too… and the guild… I mean, it’s dark now… an—“ She tried to speak, but tears kept coming.

    “I feel as if this is my fault.” She would look away, trying to stand as she would walk to the other side of the room, feeling embarrassed about the meltdown she just had. She never cried really, and today she had cried more than she ever had in her entire life. After her parents had died, she swore she would never show pain again, that it would make things easier to bear. That it would show others that she was strong, and could rely on her. But that wasn’t true. It only made you hurt more. She lifted her head, wiping the tears from her eyes as she turned back towards the crystal,   “How do we fix this…”


    。EBONY MATSUNA。FAIRY TAIL。SPACE MAGE。 
    tag(s) --- words: 1210 --- hp: --- mp: ---
    by ira of stf & ww


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      Current date/time is 15th November 2018, 6:31 pm