Chapter Nine: The Battle against Darkness
Okay so, before I start, I have a lot of apologies to make. I'm so sorry that I ignored FanFiction for the past three months. Even though I was on holiday, I was so busy doing things, I had literally no time to be on here. Sorry if I upset you, but a huge thank you to the patient fans who have suffered this long wait. To make it up to you, this chapter will be extremely long, so sit tight and enjoy! Plus, if I make loads of mistakes, apologies because I have been struggling with my typing for a little while. But enough talking, let's get to the chapter you have all been waiting for!
As I hung up, I searched for Aisha and Tecna. There was no need; however, they had organized themselves into battle position behind me, just east of the ruby moon. Riven gave them a small glance, then turned to face me again.
"We've got your back, Flora!" Tecna smiled, her hands clenched tightly into fists
Aisha noticed two black figures soaring overhead
"Oh no, that must be Dark Bloom and Dark Stella!"
"Get going Riven! This is no time to hesitate!" Tecna yelled
"Okay, I'm going!" muttered Riven, grimacing as he ran south back towards the lair and the chasm. Now we were all in position, it was time to get down to battle.
"Aisha, let's transform!" Tecna yelled, as I was already in my Harmonix.
"Magic Winx, Sirenix!" Aisha and I yelled, watching as our hair lengthened and our ribbons appeared on our arms
"Tecna, Fairy of Technology!"
"Aisha, Fairy of Waves!"
Now the battle could commence, even though I couldn't help feeling slightly jealous looking at their Sirenix powers. Musa and I had yet to please destiny and earn the power of Sirenix. Musa was still a Believix fairy, but that was only because she had not completed the act of courage yet. However, I turned my thoughts away and concentrated at the now threatening Dark Sirenix fairies. They were exactly as we remembered them, but their clothes were black and ripped whilst their eyes were pale and ghostly red.
"Oh look Stella; those little fairies think that their pathetic fairy powers can stop us!" Dark Bloom shrieked
"I thought we were done with you lot! Besides, your power doesn't even match ours!" Dark Stella cackled, indicating my Harmonix power, ignoring Tecna and Aisha behind me. I felt a pang of anger, which determined me even more. With this thought in mind, I shouted,
"You can't take over our friends, witches! We have courage!"
"Oh yeah, like we really believe that! This time, we have a little help from some people you know!" Dark Bloom snarled, creating holograms of Musa, Bloom and Stella as we knew them.
"No! You won't get away with this! Fall Vortex!" I yelled.
"Too easy! Dancing Flames! You're going to have to try harder than that to beat me, Nature girl!" Dark Bloom smirked, my attack making no damage.
"Flora, keep back, I'll distract them! Neon Splice!"
Tecna's spell hit Dark Stella from behind.
"Good one, Tecna! My turn, Naiad's Attack!" Aisha yelled, but her attack was also diverted by Dark Bloom.
"Desist, Winx! Your attacks will not affect us! We have more power than you have ever dreamed of!" Dark Stella screamed, but Aisha was on to her.
"Neptune's Sting! Take that!"
"Winx, we are losing energy fast. Those chains really drained us," Tecna stated, but began to take on Dark Bloom.
"That's right, fairies; you will soon be left with no power at all!" Dark Bloom yelled, as another attack bounced off her burning shield.
"Winx, stay back. I think I have a plan," I muttered.
"Okay Flora, but we will be right behind you to carry on if you fail,"
"Really nice, Tecna, that's one way to make her feel great," Aisha grimaced, but did as I asked. Now I had a free shot of Dark Bloom and Dark Stella.
"Oh no, the Winx left Flora behind! Well, well, it seems they finally realized how weak you are," the two witches screamed at me, "Now, we will finish you off! Say goodbye, Nature Girl!"
"No! I call upon the thoughts of all nature, the plant and trees, come to me, and combine your nutrients with my power, I ask you to help me, please!" I cried, a strong feeling in my veins, throbbing as if they would explode. Suddenly, a white light surrounded me, making me feel stronger,
"What's happening to me?! What…?"
Suddenly, I was transforming, a green ribbon tied itself round my lower arm whilst a pair of green and hot pink seashell wings appeared on my back. I was a Sirenix Fairy!
"Flora, Fairy of Nature!" I shouted, a determined yet surprised look on my face as the battle scene came back into view.
"Flora, you did it! You transformed into a Sirenix Fairy!" Tecna and Aisha screamed, delighted looks on their faces.
"You're right! Now, you two are going to suffer from me! Flower of Sirenix!" I put all my energy into my last attack as it hit both of the witches. They screamed and yelled as a white light surrounded them, and then suddenly, they disappeared, their screams still ringing in my ears. The Ancestral Witches were gone, but where were Bloom and Stella?
"Winx! What happened? Wait, Flora! You got Sirenix?!" Bloom smiled
"Bloom! Stella! You guys are alright! Yeah, I know, but-"
"We need to go save Musa and our boyfriends!" Stella finished, already flying south, but stopping by the chasm.
"What! Stella is everything okay… HELIA!" I cried as I flew into Helia's open arms, kissing him like there was no tomorrow.
"Flora! We tried to contact you, but Timmy's monitor said you were in battle, and wow! You got Sirenix!" he smiled, returning the kiss passionately.
"Um, you guys, sorry to break up the reunion, but Riven needs our help!" Tecna stated, blushing as Timmy as we all began to run (in our case, fly) towards the looming ghostly cave.
Meanwhile, in the lair of Dark Musa…
Dark Musa POV
"Well, well, so the annoying Nature Girl destroyed my sisters! I will get her! But first, to deal with this intruder… oh look at that! It seems it is that fool, Riven, I believe? He will suffer dearly for daring to come here! Now, I will unleash my real fury for being kept locked up so long!"
As soon as I left the girls, I ran as fast as I could to Dark Musa's Lair. 'Dark Musa' I thought, telling myself that I needed to get to her before she did something else to stop Flora, Aisha and Tecna succeeding. Every time I imagined Musa's reaction if I was to save her, it didn't make me feel any better, so I thought about the battle tactics I learnt in battle and defense class. That made me even more determined, so I ran faster. After a short amount of minutes, I arrived at the spooky lair.
"Riven, come on dude, it's just your possessed girlfriend, nothing to be scared of" I said aloud, and with that, I took one step into the pitch-black darkness and then ran on into a large dining room, draped with cobwebs and with a very familiar pale figure sitting at a table with a crystal ball. However she looked very different. Her Believix form was activated, but it was black and ripped, and her eyes were a ghostly red.
"Ah, so I see you have come alone. Did your friends send you? Because if they did, send them a message…"
"I'm not here to surrender, witch! I'm here to rescue my girlfriend! Now let her go!" I yelled, drawing my sword.
"So, you wish to fight me? So why wait? Harmonic Attack!" Dark Musa screamed, using Musa's spells against me. I was knocked to the ground, but just when I was about to get up, she struck again.
"Oh no, I can't allow you to do that, boy! Once you join a battle against me, you can never leave it alive! Stereo Crash!"
"That spell is just so last year, take this, witch! Light Diamond!" a voice above me said. Next second, a hand reached out and pulled me up. The Specialists and the Winx had arrived.
"Thanks buddy," I said to Nabu, who had helped me up.
"No problem Riven, now, let's get down to action!" he smiled, and drew his staff. I smiled and got into position. However, before we could strike, Dark Musa cast a spell that fell upon all of us, making every move painful. However, I struggled with this, and managed to bring myself to a standing position.
"Musa! I know you can hear me! Please, find the good in you and break free! I know we argue a lot, and I know I say a lot of things that you don't agree with, but deep down, I love you! Please, I want to be there to protect you! I promise, nothing will ever come between us again!" I yelled, crying for the first time in years.
The figure in front of me looked down, and got ready to strike. I knew it hadn't worked, that all was lost, so I prepared for the darkness. But it never came. Instead, a white light appeared, and blinded us all, surrounding Dark Musa. Suddenly, it disappeared. But Musa was there in front of me, back to her usual self. Her lips touched mine before I could say anything. For a long moment, we stood there. Then we broke apart.
I looked down, and saw Musa hugging me.
"Musa," I said, returning the hug.
Now, we had a lifetime ahead.
So, here is the end of another chapter. I hope it was long enough; I really worked hard on it for about three days. Before you ask, no, this is not the end, there is more to come. But I hope you will like this for now. I promise that I will post the next chapter very soon, I felt so bad about not writing in ages. And also, I didn't get grounded this time; it was a matter of how much stuff I had to do. The last thing I have to say: Thank you magixben1124, for all your ideas and reviews, I couldn't have made this chapter without your help. The next chapter should definitely be up by Wednesday. Thank you all for being so patient.