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08 January 2010 @ 10:43 am
097 Writer;s Choice: Honour  
Title: Darkness Overwhelming
Fandom: Mystic Force
Pairing: N/A
Rating: 15
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Summary/Warnings: Somewhere, all wishes come true. Events catch up with Udonna.
Word Count: 471 / 52 682
Author's notes: My table is here.

097 Writer’s Choice: Honour

Udonna was mediating when Phineas burst in, out of breath and obviously upset.

“We gotta go,” he told her, leaning out to glance up and down the corridor.

“What? Phineas, we are not yet ready…”

“Doesn’t matter. Koragg’s in big trouble. We have to go.”

She rose to her feet, suddenly wary. “What trouble?”

“Something threw something at Leelee. Necrolai demanded Koragg kill him and he refused. Wasn’t honourable. Now she’s claiming you’ve impaired his judgement, and she wants both of you gone.”

“Necrolai has risen so far?” Udonna murmured.

“Yes! Yes. If Koragg gets out of this alive, I’ll be very surprised. We have to go.”

“Can we do it?”

“Leelee’s making enough fuss up there to keep every Hydiac in the place busy. We can do it.”

“You’ll have to come back.”

Phineas studied her for a moment. “You’re sure? He’s loyal to the Master.”

“It wouldn’t be honourable to leave him here.” Udonna smiled faintly. “Can you do that?”

“I can try,” Phineas promised. “But we have to go, now, or we won’t make it.”

Udonna nodded, letting him lead her out.

Koragg was standing in the room when Phineas came back in. His sword was braced against the floor and he was staring at Udonna’s bed.


“Have you been working against me all this time?”

He didn’t sound surprised. Phineas frowned, thinking rapidly.

“Not against you. For her.” Koragg nodded slowly. “She sent me to ask you to come.”

“Fight against the Master?”

“Fight against the things who did that to you.” Phineas gestured to his damaged armour. “We don’t turn on our allies.”

“I cannot turn my back on my Master.”

“Your Master has turned his back on you by allowing this to happen.”

“You forget your place!” Koragg snapped, pacing away.

“No. I know my place, it’s with the White Witch, and that’s where I’m going now. You can come, but you only have one chance.”

“And what would I do, were I to join your rebellion?”

“Protect the town,” Phineas said immediately. “The civilians. You’ve been doing that for weeks anyway.”

“How long have you been fighting against the Darkness, Phineas?”

“Since it rose,” he answered honestly. Koragg deserved that much from him. “But Udonna could have left a long time ago. She stayed to protect you.”

“She was protecting me?” Koragg repeated disbelievingly.

“Preventing Necrolai from claiming you were incompetent to let her escape.” Phineas glanced out into the passage. “I have to go. Your decision?”

“You’ve been the Rebellion all along? You have allies…here? In town, with the Rangers outside the field? With the magical beings?”


“You stole the Snow Staff? Without suspicion falling on you?”

“I didn’t. But I knew it was being taken. You stole it, by the way. We recovered it.”

Koragg nodded. “I will come.”