Hey guys! It's me 40tak, and I'm back to try my hand at writing again! As some of you might know, I'm one of the few guy fans of Winx Club. I hope you like it!
Chapter 1 Marcus's POV
I only had two thought in my mind when I awoke in that forest.
"My name is Marcus Gaius. I'm 16 years old." That was the only thing I could recall about myself.
The bright sunlight filtering through the tree branches told me it must've been around noon or midday.
I rose to my feet and felt a small pain surge through my legs. I looked down and saw that I wasn't wearing any shoes! There was also a weight at my side that I soon found out was a gladius, a short, double-edged sword, and a matching dagger.
My head was throbbing like someone had hit it with tree branch. I was walking in a forest with no shoes. My pair of jeans were torn up to my knees.There couldn't have possibly been anything worse than the situation I was in then.
I must've been walking for about twenty minutes until I heard a noise that would change my life forever. I heard something that sounded like explosions, yelling, and battle calls.
I ignored the rocks and sharp twigs poking into my feet and ran towards the noises.
I ran for ten minutes until I saw one of the most incredible sights I'd ever seen. I saw a towering, pink and blue castle, surrounded by fairies in the air, firing bolts of light from their hands, guys who were no older than me in formal uniforms, fighting with glowing weapons, and finally, what looked like an army of warriors made of shadow, fighting the fairies and men.
Hey guys! I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while, but just know that I won't have as much time to post now. I will write whenever I can, but please keep this post alive!
Chapter 5 Marcus's POV
Marcus, wake up. Your wounds have healed, boy, get up. Imperialus needs you. Take your shield and gladius, for your people need you! Gather your strength here in Magix until you are ready. Muster support until you can take back what's yours.
Find your fallen comrade and save him. You will find him in Magix in an area frequented by witches and others of the like. You will need his help to reclaim your home. Find him, restore his memory, and he will restore yours.
You must be quick though. The Viper is readying himself. He will be sending his own soldiers to search for the two of you soon.
Heed this warning though, boy, do not fall in love here. It is only a curse that will break you.
What was that?
I opened my eyes to a blinding light filtering through a window. I quickly shut my eyes again and soon felt a dull ache in my head and soreness in the rest of my body. I looked around to see that the room I was in was a pleasant looking room with several beds and curtains lined around them. Must be an infirmary or something. I thought to myself
I noticed a white bandage wrapped around my left forearm and tried untying it. My right arm got caught on something and was pulled back. There was a clear tube in my wrist that led up to a bag of a transparent, turquoise fluid. I gathered that it had to have been some sort of healing potion.
I plucked the tube from my arm, and then pulled off the bandage that wrapped around my arm like a snake. Snake Why did that seem so familiar to me? I'd seen something like that before-something like a gold snake or something wrapping up a person?s arm.
I dismissed the thought and walked out of the bed. The nightstand next to my bed had all of my things I woke up with. My belt with the gladius and dagger attached. I quickly looped it around my waist and looked in the mirror above the nightstand. How was it possible I looked and felt like more of a mess than when I woke up?
I looked out the large window into the outside world. I found that I was in the large pink and blue castle I'd seen earlier because I saw the cracked, wing-shaped gates I was thrown into.
I crept out of the infirmary and looked around. I soon found that the castle was a labyrinth. Its many stairs and halls were enough to confuse me in an instant.
I tried to listen for anyone speaking nearby. Even though these people let me stay in their infirmary, it didn't seem like the best idea to let them see me out and about. Stupidly, I followed the noise. The voices just grew louder and louder as I made it down the staircases. I eventually made it to a large, decorated door that was slightly ajar.
It seemed like it was a cafeteria full of the young fairies. Many of them I remembered from the battle. I ran back up the flights of steps to try and find a way out. I made many wrong turns that led me to what seemed like classrooms, dorms, and even an empty office.
My exploration was halted abruptly by a loud, irritated sounding woman over the intercom. "All students please report to your first class."
Oh great. I was going to have to find a place to hide. I heard a large mass of female voices emerge from the cafeteria. In an all girls' school, a messy looking guy was definitely going to stick out. As the sounds of voices increased and I heard feet walking up the steps, I quickly ran behind a large, dusty plant in a corner.
I watched the student body go by me without a hitch. Soon though, some teachers came walking by me. The dust around the plant bothered me so much I sneezed and tipped the plant over.
"Uh oh," was all I was able to get out of my mouth before the three of the teachers started running after me.
"Get back here!"
I instinctively ran off, sliding down the banister to get a head start on them. I dropped down to the floor just outside the great hall/cafeteria, and started running. I had no idea, where I was running to, all I knew was I had to run from them.
A bolt of orange energy flew past me. He looked like an elf with long, blond hair and a sharp face. He was wearing a green vest over a white button-up shirt, tan boots, and white pants. The curved, orange sword in his hand crackled and snapped with power.
Before he could send another arc of magic at me, I put my hands in front of me defensively. As soon as I threw them up, a gust of wind from my palm blew the sword from his grip, and a small ball of fire sprang from my fingertips towards the teachers.
I felt a sense of invincibility that really only lasted for 3, maybe 4 seconds. As I opened my hand to form another fireball to warn the other teachers, a strong hand grabbed at my wrist.
I was one of the first to run over to him along with some of my teachers, the Winx Club, and Griselda, who was our new headmistress.
All of the fairies and the rest of the Specialists at Alfea soon crowded around the body of the boy.
I put the side of my head to his chest. It didn't seem like he was breathing.
"We need a healer!" I yelled through the crowd.
The ring around us parted to an attractive, dark skinned Specialist of around 17. He fixed his short, curly, auburn hair as he entered the ring around the fallen boy. He was 5'8 and built thin yet muscular. He looked at me with grey eyes the color of storm clouds, and I noticed a faded scar on his cheek.
"What's going on?" he asked me while turning the ring on his finger.
"What do you think? He?s not breathing, and I think his heart stopped," I yelled with urgency in my voice.
He was playing with his three silver earrings and said, "Alright, alright, calm down. I can fix this. I'm gonna need you to hold down his arms though."
I spread out the boy?s arms and held them down. The Specialist healer was rubbing his hands together and knelt down next to the body. "I'm Elisha Greenwood, by the way, but everyone calls me Eli."
Eli kept rubbing his hands together and put his hands over the boy?s heart. "I've never tried this before, so here goes nothin'!" he said.
"Wait wha-?!" I yelled.
"CLEAR!" Eli yelled. As soon as he said that, the body bounced up. He must've been some sort of sorcerer or something who could control lightning.
"CLEAR!" he yelled again. This time the body bounced higher.
He put his head to the boy's chest, which was now steadily rising and falling. "Well he's breathing and his heart's beating again," Eli said. He continued and told Griselda, "The other injuries he?s got can?t be fixed by me. Those were caused by some pretty strong magic. I'd keep him in the infirmary at Alfea for a few days until he wakes up."
Hey guys! I know it's been a while since I've posted and I'm sorry about that. I've been really busy and haven't been able to get a chapter checked up. I'll make sure to have a chapter up by this weekend though.
For the first time, I?m using Ashbreeze's character, Eclipse! This chapter will be posted in two parts.
Chapter 4 Eclipse's POV
I was there when it all started. Alfea and Red Fountain were being invaded since the end of summer vacation. Now that the new school year had begun, more and more invasions came in each week.
With each one was a bigger army! With each one, more soldiers. With each one, the soldiers just got stronger and stronger.
We were assuming the witches from Cloud Tower were causing this, but even they had their limits; this army was ruthless. It had to be the Trix or someone who was just as strong, or stronger than them.
I was there fighting an invasion, defending my own school, Alfea, with my friends and the Specialists. We were losing badly that day. After just twenty minutes, the army of shadow and glass was getting dangerously close to the school and injuring people on the battlefield.
Their war banner stopped short when I saw something incredible. I saw a tall guy of around 5'10, who looked to be around seventeen, run out of the woods with no shoes, tattered clothes, and a metal sword in hand.
That was weird. No one used actual metallic weapons at Red Fountain, so he couldn't be a Specialist. Who was this guy?
He began running through the crowds of Specialists, fairies, and glass warriors with ease, cutting through and shattering the humanoid glass shapes like they were nothing. He looked like he?d just woken up in the forest, but he fought better than some of the Specialists I?d seen.
His medium-length, black hair was matted and greasy, and his tanned, olive colored skin was splashed with mud, but he didn't stop for anything.
As I finished destroying my tenth solider with my arrows and dagger after half an hour, I saw the guy run through and destroy something like his thirtieth soldier after ten minutes.
Eventually, the army turned to dust like they always had and retreated into the woods. This time was different though. As the dust rushing into the tree line cleared, we saw a fifteen foot tall golem of glass with the head of a gargoyle walk out.
The boy was unfazed by the creature and ran to fought it. He was almost hit and scorched about a dozen times, but he was weaving in and out of strikes and dodges with grace and skill.
Eventually though, he was launched into Alfea's wing-shaped glass gates. The gates cracked when he made impact, and he tried getting up, but he collapsed to the ground.
Everyone watched in fear as the golem slowly walked toward him, his laugh the sound of crunching glass. But what happened next was the most incredible. A ring of fire circled the boy and a beacon of light burst from the flames into the clouds.
He climbed to his feet, his eyes now glowing red. He began walking toward the golem with confidence. A red aura surrounded him, becoming armor and a rectangular shield that reached up to his chest. The boy sprouted a set of angelic looking wings and sailed to the golem. In no time, he flew around the golem three times and crashed into its chest with his shield. The golem fell to the ground, and the boy slashed at it once with his sword. It shattered in a shower of ash and glass.
The armor formed from the red aura faded away and the boy dropped again.
You know that feeling you get when you just have to try something at least once? Well, that was pretty much what I felt when I saw that giant. I looked to the sword in my hand and spun it around. Most of what happened after I saw the giant was a blur. I only found out just how much I did to that giant until someone else told me.
At that moment I was feeling pretty confident and I had adrenaline coursing through my veins, so I began sprinting towards the warrior giant.
He tried swinging at me with his axe, but I quickly sidestepped and attacked an open area on its wrist. The beast reared back in pain and lifted its arm and battleaxe.
I clung to the giant's arm and climbed up to an exposed part of its shoulder. As I attacked the hulking creature, it turned its gargoyle face to the side.
We were nearly eye-to-eye. The beast opened its glassy mouth where I saw at least six rows of darkened, glassy teeth. As I was looking into its mouth, I saw a faint glow start coming up the golem's throat. The glow kept growing, and it was then that I found out what it was.
I jumped off its shoulder and slid down the slick back just as a roaring jet of flames burst from its mouth and engulfed the air. I was almost too late, considering I could feel the back of my shirt get singed.
Once I dropped down, I set to slashing at the small, open areas of the gargoyle's ankles. They kept shifting around so I couldn't hit them, but I was thinking and strategizing at least three moves ahead and struck at both ankles.
Soon, I saw some small cracks forming on the ankles and decided to run back in front of the creature. Its offense this time was a lot stronger than the time before. It swung each of its four weapons in a way a tornado would strike a town, and it spewed fire if I got too close.
It faltered for a moment, and I was able to attack the wrist of the hand carrying a sword. I was able to swing at it with my full weight behind it, and the giant reared its hand back and screeched in pain. Soon after though, the beast swung at me with his club the size of a tree.
I wasn't so lucky that time. I was hit square in the chest, and I sailed backwards into the pink and blue castle?s wing-shaped gates. I heard something crack and hoped it was the gates. I tried getting up again, using my sword as a cane, but I felt like I?d just run a marathon in just a few seconds. I dropped to the ground and let the shadows creeping in at the corners of my eyes take me away.
Ok I've got a really minor announcement to make. Instead of Marcus being 16 years old, I was thinking he should actually be 17. So, disregard the part in the first chapter about him being sixteen and imagine it's 17.
Thanks, Gem! It feels good to be back.
Again, I'm going to mention it. It's such a weird coincidence that all these writers from the old days came back within two weeks. And another week and a half later, we all start writing again. There's only one name that comes to my mind and probably a lot of others of who's missing out on this. If only SS1026/Fallstar26 saw us now. She'd probably love that we've all come out of retirement!
Power: Music, Ice, and Snow
Main spells: Musical notes and Frost bite.
Transformation: Sirenix. Bloom's outfit.
Extras: The reason I have ice and snow, here it is. Is I originally had the power of Music and The dragon flame. But when I was 4 I was playing with my sister by the Lake on Domino and it was snowy. We were ice- skating when I she fell on the ice. I went over to make sure she was okay but before I got there the ice cracked. She skated over to land but I couldn't and the ice drifted apart and I heard screaming! I had fell through the ice. She went to get Mom and Dad (Daphne and Thoren) and they brought me out and I was so cold. They took me to the emergency room and I had been so cold they needed 500 blankets to make me warm again. And my Dragon Flame had froze. I am lucky to tell this trajic story today. For now nothing cold can bother me again. I know it is sad but that's how it happened. Please let me be in.
The chapter was great! I'm glad the Fanfiction Check boards helped! The code for italics is <.i>type here<./i>. Remove the periods when you want it to actually turn into italics. For an underline, replace the 'i' with a 'u'.
Hey guys! It's me again! I hope you're all liking the fan-fic so far. Its because of you guys that I keep writing.
But anyway, does anyone have ideas for a new character I could put in? I'll need a Specialist who'll be Marcus's roommate when he gets accepted into Red Fountain. (SPOILERS!)
Helloo everybody!!! I'm sorry the chapter took so long to come out, but it's here and I like the way it came out.
a big thanks to Eclispe10 for telling me about the Fan Fic Check Board. I wouldn't have gotten this up without you.
Chapter 2 Marcus's POV
For some reason, I felt... drawn to the battle. It was as if I was born to fight. It was like I wasn't afraid of losing at all. I felt like I could, no, I would, win the battle.
I instinctively drew my gladius and ran into the heat of battle. I weaved in and out of the small groups of fairies and young warriors, the Specialists, fighting the shadowy army.
As I began fighting the shadowy warriors with glowing red eyes, I soon found out they were really made of some sort of enchanted, blackened glass. They were relatively easy to defeat, considering they shattered in a storm of ash and smoke when I attacked with my sword.
I shattered around two dozen soldiers with precision in less than thirty seconds.
Within almost ten minutes, I'd disintegrated almost a hundred shadow warriors with my sword or well placed punches and kicks.
I soon found myself surrounded by six heavily armored shadow creatures, all looking at me fiercely with their dark, scarlet eyes. One rushed at me from behind. I heard and anticipated this move and tripped him by sweeping his feet from under him.
Crash! One down, five to go.
I taunted the rest of them by flourishing my sword and spinning it around in my hand.
Finally, one lunged at me with a giant war hammer. He tried striking my head, but I leapt back as the hammer sank into the ground. As the armored fighter tried removing the hammer, I ran up to it, jumped, and rolled across his back, landing behind him.
I quickly unsheathed my dagger and attacked the hammer warrior without looking. The instant the cold metal of the blade touched its body, the shadowy, glass body and the war hammer shattered. Two down, four to go.
One of the remaining soldiers jumped up in the air to attack with his spear. I dodged the spear?s head, but the glass man quickly turned and struck me with the back end of the spear. It thrust the spear at me again; this time, I caught an area of the staff below the blade in my elbow and locked it at my side. I then used the hilt of the gladius to break the staff in two.
After I?d done that, the glassy creatures turned and ran back into their retreating army. The entire army soon ran off into the woods, turning into a cloud of smoke and dust, sailing deep into the forest. There was only one shape left behind in that cloud.
It was a giant glass golem with four arms with a weapon in each hand, armored head to toe, with the face of a gargoyle and the typical glowing, red eyes.
Hey guys! I'm still working on the chapter right now, but I plan on having it up really soon once it gets approved on the check boards. But before that happens don't let this sink to the bottom of the boards, please!
I also have a question for whoever knows the answer. What's the code for typing in italics? I completely forgot it lol