Skysplitter Season 2 Chapter 2: Back to School
Alex, Noah, and Rane reached the Underbranch station fifteen minutes before departure, dragging along bags and suitcases full of luggage. The station was only a couple blocks away from the Davies' house, but, with the rain, it was impossible to walk to that day. The entrance was hidden in the back of a dilapidated old bar.
Underneath the bar lay the station, a large chamber with fluorescent lights keeping it bright. The floors, walls, and ceilings were all made of some form of white material that seemed to quiet anything that touched it.
Alex set down his bags, looking around for anyone he knew.
Turning around, he found himself face-to-face with Brennan Ellision.
"Alex!!" He called out happily. "How's it been man?"
Brennan was a North Tower student like Alex, except that he was now entering his fourth year at Gaia Academy. He was a Slasher Titan, a superhuman who could wield any bladed weapon masterfully without any training.
"Hey Brennan! I'm doing, uh, great!" He paused,
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The summer night air was cool and brisk, the perfect weather for spending the weekend out in the woods.
Alex awoke late that night, his mind kept him from sleep. Something tore at his brain, an inkling of an idea, a dangerous concept that poisoned his mind with every thought.
He tried to shove it away, but it kept coming back. Frustrated, Alex unzipped his tent, stepping out onto the cool ground in his bare feet. He trudged through the campsite past his friends who slept out on the cold ground underneath the stars. He made his way through the forest to an open area, a lush field of well-groomed grass.
Standing in the field, unmoving, Alex lifted one arm out in front of him, his hand clenched in a fist.
Instantly, his hand ignited into a blazing ball of red energy. He whipped his arm back, then forward again, launching the blast across the field, exploding a tree nearly sixty feet away.
He did the same thing over and over again, scorching three more trees, his face now dripp
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Alex opened his eyes to find himself in the medical wing of Gaia Academy, his body bandaged up. Lying in the bed next to him was Virginia, who was sleeping peacefully, her left leg bandaged up tight.
He closed his eyes again, recollecting everything that had happened the night before.
Mordred and the rings
Darkside and the ritual
The truth about Alex's father
The battle with Mordred
His memories concluded with the meeting with his mother, an event Alex would never forget.
"Alex?" He opened his eyes again to the sound of his name, "Alex!! You're okay!!" Noah and Rane stood next to his bed.
Rane rushed to him, hugging him tightly until he groaned.
"I'm sorry!!" She said, backing away, "What happened to you two??" She gestured to Virginia.
Alex explained the events in the Restricted Department: How Mordred took Alex's ring, how he summoned Darkside to take over Alex, and how Alex's mother intrerfered. Alex explained the ritual, and how his mother saved
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Alex and Mordred threw the energy blasts at each other, the beams collided midair, fighting violently for control over the results of their clash. The green and red energies blistered the ground around them, scorching the earth and underbrush nearby.
The cool night air exploded to life with the heat of their energy beams. Mordred's blast seemed to dominate the clash, forcing Alex's energy back towards him.
"Do you even understand why I'm doing this Alex?! Your father destroyed my family's good name!! He sullied our legacy! The world needs to see the truth about us and how YOUR father was the Savant!! Not mine!!"
"Shut up!!" Alex bellowed, "My father made a mistake saving someone who was precious to him!!"
Alex's energy blast exploded with ferocity, overpowering Mordred's beam.
"My father tried to help yours find another way!! But he ignored him and chose a darker path!!"
Suddenly, the energy blasts exploded, throwing them in opposite directions. They balanced themselv
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"Alright! Everyone line up! The tour starts in ten minutes and we need to go over some ground rules!" Phoria Waters announced, "first off! Stay in the lines designated please!! We have a lot of people here and we need to keep track of you all!!"
The other North Tower staff members walked up and down the line making sure everyone was in place.
"Two! No wandering from the designated pathways! Three and probably the most important: Do NOT touch anything! There are things in the Restricted Department much worse than you've ever experienced before! Now that you've all been warned, let's get started!!"
The tour began and the Restricted Department doors were opened. The first hallway was pitch-black, the only things lighting it were neon blue fluorescent bars on either side of the tour group. The North Tower students were led through that first room and into the next one.
In the second room, they met up with a teacher who was waiting for them.
He was a gangly, thirty-something yea
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As the days got shorter and the time between then and Christmas became shorter, the school days seemed to speed up. Finals for Alex's academic classes came up quickly, and he seemed to spend more and more time buried in a book.
The Special Ed. Class moved from the Stealth-Step into their final technique.
"So, now that you've all completed both the Heart Bomb and the Stealth-Step, it's time to move on to our most dangerous technique: Jaunting!" Tania Cyclos addressed the class one cool November day, "Jaunting is a technique used to move oneself from one spot to another. There are two different forms of Jaunting: long range, and short range. This year, I'll be teaching you the short range technique!"
She snapped her fingers and all of the chairs in the room disappeared into thin air.
"To Jaunt, you have to concentrate on a destination with all your mind power..."
Tania disappeared, and then reappeared behind the entire student body.
"You then picture yourself moving fr
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Alex retreated to his room in a depressed slump. Crawling into his bed, his insides felt like they were burning. The girl he had hoped to be with, the girl he had just KISSED had left him alone. His sorrow of rejection put him to sleep quickly; the numbing darkness of slumber overtook him
Alex awoke on the white sand beach that night; the waves lapped the beach, quietly, as they always do. The sky though, had a layer of wispy clouds hanging in its heavens. Out in the water stood Virginia, wearing the same black dress as before.
Virginia!! He called out to her.
She turned to him, her face covered in tears that fell down into the sea. Alex, seeing her cry, pulled himself from the sand and ran out to her. The water was cold, in fact, numbingly cold, all feeling left his legs. He trudged on, but the further out he got, the thicker the water got. Soon, it seemed as if he was walking through mud.
Virginia began to sink, the water climbed as she sunk, her f
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Tania Cyclos was a bushy-haired girl in her mid-twenties, a member of the North Tower; she stood by the door to her classroom as the students filed in. She closed the door as soon as the last student was in, and then turned to the class.
"Hello all!! My name, as specified by the obvious plaque on my desk, is Tania Cyclos! I will not accept being called anything BUT Tania. No 'Ms' or 'Miss' Cyclos! We're all friends here!"
She twirled her hand in the air, a mass of chair appeared in an orderly pile in the middle of the room.
"I would like each of you to take a seat and sit with your squad! I'd like to get into the material before tomorrow, so hurry up!"
Everyone scrambled to get a chair and find their squads, bustling around in a mess of people and chairs. Once everyone was seated, Tania began class.
"Special Education is probably one of the most useful classes you'll be taking this year at Gaia. Throughout this year, I'll be teaching you all various Titan techniques that yo
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Alex, Rane, and Noah sat in the North common room, quietly thumbing through volume after volume of the Gaia yearbooks.
"There's got to be something in one of these books to give us a clue about the Gaunt and Black family feud." Alex absent-mindedly said, "I mean, he's GOT to have a reason!"
A few short seconds later, Rane shouted, attracting the unwanted attention of some North students.
"I found it!!" She said in a hushed tone.
She pointed Alex and Noah to a picture of Alex's father with a large gold trophy.
"Nicholas Black, third year, became Rumble champion after narrowly defeating Zira Gaunt, also third year. Their friendship was stretched to a breaking point the farther they got into the competition."
"So Mordred is just trying to carry on a rivalry that our fathers' once had? Well, understandable I guess "
Suddenly, a paper airplane flew through the air, hitting Alex in the head. Confused, he opened it, finding a quickly scribbled note on it: