Former: Heighten Skies
The door creek out of nowhere echoing its noise scattered among the room. As all of the heads turned their heads over to the door, Koji and Spade blinked walking up towards of the door. They grabbed the doorknob and swung. The door responded with a moan as the door was widen outward from the two and Koji turned to Spade who frowned before walking on ahead. He soon disappeared inside as Koji stared ahead of her frowning in silence as she sighed, taking in a deep breath long before glancing out heading straight in onto the shadows itself. She soon entered out into of the doorway and outside of the castle itself. Koji stared upon of her surroundings seeing that she was perhaps in a different place. She blinked, rather awed before she turned her attention to her left looking to Spade who grumbled to himself snarling as his eyes were half closed. The garden was colorful and beautiful; where a clash of yellow and pink flowers was appealing into her eyes. She smiled at them but raised her head up upon of the horizon spotting yet something else. She saw a bridge up ahead touching among of the horizon; she tugged at Spade who glanced over upon her with a frown. "What is it?" "There's a bridge closer to here, let's goes maybe we'll find out where we are." "I hope..." She heard Spade behind her, but she ignored him walking up ahead passing the garden she soon arrived upon of the bridge and stopped.
She gazed around and saw two pathways heading in different directions. One of the two heads into a different path into of the tower that was beyond of the path. She shook her head later on before looking in onto the other. The other path was leading into some other place, perhaps into that fat castle that was up ahead. In silence, she flicked her tail over to the path that she had desire to take as she glanced behind of her looking at Spade who walked following in behind of her with paws in his sides she knew he was growling. She frowned but stayed to silent as he caught up to her he stopped and rose his eyes up upon of her. She grinned; only he growled and grunted turning his head over to the side as he gazed away. "Where do you think we should go? There are two paths leading into different destinations." "Two paths" He paused and glanced over to her to which she nodded her head and stepped to the side allowing him to see. She stared onto her as he gazed upon the two paths there seems to be a grin upon of his face, although she had pondered if there was something that he was planning about. Taking no chance, she asked him "Well?" "We should lead right," He said in response, glancing over to Koji who silently nodded "Alright let's go then." She spoke heading down the other path.
They walked on into of the right path that Spade had chosen. As Koji stared upon of her own surroundings, she had seen that the skies were pink however; there was not a moon or sun. Clouds were nowhere to be seen which rather surprises her. She blinked, she wondered what this place was. Rather she wanted to know why they were here. As the pink skies were showing them, they continued to walk on through of the straight path that they had taken. Gazing ahead on what was in front of them, Koji squinted her eyes and frowned. She soon raises her paw up to see what she was looking in. There seem to be another place up ahead in front of the castle somehow. For as she saw this, she spoke towards Spade informing of what she had saw. All he done was just nod now not caring for what she was talking about and she frowned at this before sighing, gazing ahead as her eyes lingered onto the place ahead. It seemed to get larger the closer they arrived and the more that they walked; Koji can see it clearly in her head and she gasped in silence without hesitation as she stopped. Spade walked on without her but stopped for a few moments turning his head over to her asking, "What's wrong?" "I have a feeling that place up ahead is hunted." Koji responded, pointing towards the place but Spade chuckled and raised his paws behind his head laughing again," No worries Koji. We've been through scarier stuff haven't we?" he walked on ahead without stopping for Koji for as she frowned in silence. She shivered, she never like anything scary in the first place. But without trouble, she ran up ahead towards him.
Upon of the entrance to the place before of them, Spade glanced over to Koji who said nothing in response but to raise her paw up in front of her she knocked once at the door. Then she heard nothing else but silence, she turned to Spade who growled grunting his paws as he turned tail and began to walk behind. Koji frowned and knocked again, only this time that the door creek but there was no one there on the other side of the door to greet them. With this, Koji frowned but shouted out towards Spade who stopped he ran towards Koji and entered inside, Koji soon followed and the door slammed behind them. Suddenly, everything had changed for the better worst as the two animals widen their eyes in silence but gazed upon of one another then onto what was in front of them. For the place, that they had arrived in was nothing; just an abundance of grass which swayed in the windless, Koji frowned and scratches her head as she gazed over to Spade he growled but calmed himself down. As he turned his attention towards of the right side of the place, she saw something. A white tub that seems to be broken stood upon off the edge of the place and he stepped forth towards of it, leaving Koji to herself. She wondered again in silence, but frowned as she scratches her head.
She had wondered why this place was here in the middle of nowhere of all places too, still she shook her head and growled. Scowling perhaps at herself as she turned to her right side and spotted Spade with the tub in front of them was the fat castle. Startled, she stepped forth and he stepped forth towards of it, leaving Koji to herself. She wondered again in silence, but frowned as she scratches her head. She shook her head a she turned her attention towards of her own surroundings. Seeing that the skies had turned into a darkish pink almost red, she shivered nearly startling herself and she turned over to where Spade was. he was climbing in onto the tub, and popped out as if he was a weasel as he grinned, his arms were to the sides of the tub. Shifting his weight to the front, Koji gasped and shouted out towards Spade. However, it was already too late since the tub tipped over and fell down due to gravity. She shielded her eyes and stepped on forth. Towards of the edges in the place, she opened out of her eyes and released her paws leaning forth, she gazed down onto the abyss below. But saw that he wasn't there anymore. Her heart froze, she shook her head and she growled. Scowling at the abyss below, she wondered if Spade was going to be alright on his own even without her to help him along of the way. Even she muttered, "Stupid."
She raises her eyes up upon of the fat castle before of her. It was indeed fat in both height and width of the building itself. As she sighed, she rolled her eyes turning her attention behind of her she saw the castle and three other flags waving about. The flags were small. But she squinted her eyes spotting the flags were spelling something into the skies; she wishes she knew what it was but upon acquiring the information she spelled out as, "S...O...S" She paused and blinked, wondering what that meant. But instead of pondering over the message; she lowered her eyes down upon the ground looking in onto the castle's entrance where she had saw that the drawbridge was already opened allowing her to see what was inside. Peering into the shadows horizon, she had saw upon squinting her eyes that the path was almost like a serpent trail. Zig Zagging around the room until it reaches the opposing side she frowned and stepped forth inside. Tempted to see what could she find if she can make it. Shaking her head, she entered and found a flashlight down below of her. Where she grabbed it and shook it apart; wondering then if the flashlight holds on batteries she turned it around and cocked her head. Where she began shaking it some more, she noticed there was a black button upon the flashlight that she grinned and pressed upon it. The flashlight in response glowed, shining its white bright light projected to the opposing side of the wall where she raised her eyes to the horizon and grinned, she was going to need this eventually she thinks.
She shook her head, thinking the serpent trail was at least traps laid out for anyone that tries foolishly to entered inside. Although she had wished to escape from mellows of this so called dream she stared onto the horizon and sighed; breathing out she calmed herself and took the first of many steps. Suddenly, she felt a wind and something had stabbed her. As she gasped, she flopped down onto the floor her blood leaks smearing against the ground where she laid and her eyes raised up onto her attacker. Wondering or pondering if she should get up, she dared herself to and got up. Slowly to her feet, she felt another wind and she dropped down almost as she saw something flying pass her. She gasped, it was a small needle with an sharp end. It was so small that no other intruder would be able to see it and she had perhaps guessed that they had died of the blood infection and blood lost overtime. Knowing her odds, she slowly crawled to the wall and got up sliding her way straight towards where whatever had attacked her and stopped there. She stared upon it and frowned; it was a cannon or something along of that. The cannon were white with black flames underneath of it; perhaps then it was some sort of design? She shook her head although she never wanted to touch such thing she raised her eyes upon the next blocker half expecting it to be the same as the first; She stepped over top the cannon and stepped down onto the small empty circle before of her; where it glowed without warning. She gasped and stepped away however she couldn't. With her feet firmly planted onto the ground, she raised her eyes up and spotted soon a huge ball crashing down onto the ground before of her. She gasped and tried to escaped.
For the longest time in her life, she had escaped just as the ball had reached her she jumped out of the way allowing the ball to crashed into the cannon behind her where the two collided and peace emerged onto her own. She sighed and shook her head; getting up she turned her attention behind before heading forth out of the glowing circle and onto of the next wall again. This time, she paused and waited as she stared out onto of the horizon before of her. Everything had stopped almost, she had felt it in her bones she knew. But as she waited, she was soon tempted to head forth ramming herself forth towards of the exit just as when she was close and out of the room itself. She could only wished and she stepped forth making the first attempt before hearing something faint behind of her. She regarded it as nothing and continued forward hearing of the same noises in her brain. She growled and turned her head; that's when she had saw it. One by one the platforms began to fall down onto the ground just in time when she was about to move forward; However during the times that she wasn't moving, she knew that the smaller platforms that make the bridge would break apart had fall down onto the ground. This was something she wished had not seen as she raced off onto the horizon before of her; breathing quietly and quickly as she had spotted the white light before of her. She grabbed hold upon the edge and entered out; the next thing she knew she was on top of the fountain's edge passed out.
Koji yawned silently as she opened her eyes. She glanced upon what was in front of her, having noticing that there was a group of foxes standing. She frowned and quickly subsumed to sleep. However, she realized that there was a group of foxes before of her as she gasped; she jolted up awake and stared upon them. Jyoti, Pyrail, Sharubi, Crystal, Neo, Kyoko and Sebella all stared upon her as she stared on back. Cocking her head, she rose to her feet an spoke onto them, "Are you all the Forgotten faction?" Jyoti nodded his head smiling upon of her as she frowned, "But the Forgotten was-" "All destroyed? Koji I do not think so." Crystal remark giving a sideway glanced over to Sharubi, Koji responded with a chuckle before becoming silent once again. All of it had hit her at the same time, although she wanted to know if this was a dream or not. She frowned, her paw found itself upon her head as she rubbed her head she glanced over to them as Jyoti responded once again, "Well Koji. Where are we heading?" "Should not we get a reunion first? Even after Corruption and Deadeyes defeated the Gray Sphere leader of the Color Unions?" "Oh right..." There was a trail of voices, as Koji sighed she raised her eyes up upon of the skies above having seen the brown crusted part underneath of the two platforms itself. She shook her head long before responding onto them, "Where's the next area and how can we get home?" "There's a way," Pyrail remark pointing in onto the pathway behind them, Koji followed his paw and gasped when she had saw something small underneath of them.
She blinked, never had she before seen such island below of the abyss as she frowned. She whimpered and took a step closer towards the edge that she was in. The abyss below was infinite almost as if that she would be freefalling to her death for a long time if she were not careful. Her other option was to join in with her partner in death as she shivered. Her thoughts was interrupted when Pyrail and Jyoti stepped forth towards her, standing in onto next of her they smiled and clapped their paws upon of her shoulder as she stopped turning to them. Returning a smile, she said nothing before stepping closer to the edge again feeling her feet ready to be pummeled down onto the abyss below taking a deep breath she closes her eyes, but felt something behind feel upon her fur pushing her down so that her body was tilted forward. She gasped and raised one of her foot upon the platform above, but it was already too late. She was already into the abyss far below from the platform that she was on and all that she saw was the pinkness turned into the shadows as she frowned, screaming out until her voice was of no more. Soon after, she found herself by the small island isolated away from the other platforms that she had seen long before. For as she rose to her feet, she breathed panting in nervousness or excitement. She still does not know how often does she feel but she wishes not to experience it again, having it being the only way. She sighed and turned her attention onto of the door before of her where it had opened out presenting its shadows she gulped nervously and entered inside.
There was shadows, the fire was burning in her eyes scattering itself among the walls. She entered inside yet frowned as she had saw how dark it was in the first room. It had reminded her of the room that she had started in, far through upon the beginning of this campaign but she shook her head having ignored of it right from the start. She stepped forward, there were sounds that doors opening out letting the shadows and darkness engulf her surrounded her as her eyes adjusted to it. She closes her eyes and waited shortly after before opening them. Witnessing the darkness, she looked upon the four flames having extinguished right before her eyes; so that only smoke rises from them. She growled, pondering over the exact question "It is the Corruption's betrayal and the Deadeyes, Order's way on torturing me..." She growled as she entered through the door hidden among the darkness that she reappeared through the rooftops. She stopped and blinked; surprised by what was thrown her way. She shook her head and prevented of it to overcome her, as she growled her eyes narrowed long before she took a step forward that all of the doors began to open once again. She heard something in the far distance, she doesn't know what it was as the winds below to blow swaying her fur as she stepped again forth, noticing how the rooftops edges were narrowed underneath her feet.
Still without hesitation, she kept on moving spreading her paws out in front of her. She stared out onto the horizon as she scowled, she was balance yet she was ready for it. She kept on moving, slowly at first just to give her feet some chance to feel for the narrowed edges before adjusting her speed some more, making her slightly faster as she walked on towards of the edges she grinned, sweat began to move through her fur. Nearly once, one of her foot began to slip upon of the sweat that it was producing on its own. Forcing the fox to gasp as it tried to regain its balance, she lowered her paws down onto the rooftops surface slamming hard upon of which that there were thousands of marks upon her paw. Some of those marks were imprinted deep into her fur that it had became sensitive to her touch. Still Scowling at herself, she raises her paws up again and spread them out. Catching her foot onto of the edges again she continued slowly down the road until she reached to the opposing side that she breathed a sigh and stepped off from the rooftops. Into of the door inside, she heard whispers and she knew what they were. Her expression were mixed, she still does not know what else to feel but to head on in onto the door itself. Where the door behind her closes, she stepped down the stairs and waited perking her ears as she listened in onto the conversation, however she only caught some of them as she pressed her ears down onto the ground she nearly fell over. Tumbling down the stairs, she crashes onto of the first floor beneath her as she groaned and got up. Rubbing her head, she moaned before opening her eyes. To her surprise there was no one around and she jumped to her feet as her eyes widen in fear.
The room was full of sport equipment; but there was one that she had saw in front of her. A billiard table stands on its six legs; with colorful balls scattered across the board with the cue ball in the dead center. On the edges of the board stood only one stick and she grabbed that stuck before glancing around the room; spotting a white note behind of her that reads, "Blue balls shall drop to the floor giving rise to the black's fall and the yellow's horizon." She blinked at the riddle before cocking her head to the side. Pondering over the first part of the riddle, she read it carefully to herself before glancing down onto the pool table. Noticing the blue balls on one side of the table, carefully group up upon one corner. She stared at the riddle and then at the blue balls, before running behind the white ball she hits it with her stick. As she watches the white rolls down the board hitting both blue balls which began to spiral down onto either side of the corners. Sinking them both, she felt a rumble and she saw she had lost her balance. Fallen to the floor, she groaned and glanced around knowing then that she cannot stand up until the earthquake or whatever it was over. In the meantime, she turned her attention towards the pool table as its last leg was broken. Thrown to its only leg, the balls soon began to roll down and bump against the edges of the pool table; Soon afterwards hitting her onto the head where she fell unconscious after the sixteenth hit.
She woke opening her eyes once again. As she risen to her feet, she glanced around upon of her own surroundings. She blinked as she wondered where she was. There was a hallway in front of her, surrounded by fire torches. They seemed to be lit at the time of her arrival she shook her head clearing anything that was within her head before taking a step forward. It was silent there was nothing there. She had thought that she was going to get a break; from all of the stuff that she herself had witness herself. Although a part of her wishes that she could had gone back with the remaining other foxes instead of her own. Either so she continued down the stretch, eyeing of her surroundings as she remained silent. Her breathing was her only companion at this point and she was not hesitating to stop herself either. Her eyes upon both walls as she had noticed that there were some writings on it. Next to those writings it seems that there were words as well; she shivered before continuing her way. She seemed to be walking forever; or perhaps almost five minutes and there ahead of her she saw something in the distance. Two pathways and a light shining well into her eyes, she grinned and walked on. Emerging into of the crosshair she paused and turned her attention towards one of the two pathways that she could follow. It had reminded her of the path that they had taken when they were outside in dreamland and she grinned wider than expected before turning her attention towards of the right side.
Although now, she was unsure if she could go through here as it was tempting to head forth into of the same path that she had taken earlier on. She shook her head and turned over to the opposing side, where the light still shimmers into her eyes. She stepped back into the crosshair and turned to both pathways. She raised her paw up upon of her head while waiting for an answer from her head. Clearly then it was silent and there was nothing coming after her, she assumes then in conclusion that she had all of the time she needed to make a choice. However, will this choice even affect what she would pick? This question that she had, was always a tough one for her as such she shook her head every time she turned her attention to one of the tunnels; being indecisive was always her downfall and she knew of it as well. Even being confuse by the previous answer earlier on into of the story; though she growled to herself to clear any thought within of her brain. She calmed herself down, turned to the opposing side of the right most pathway, and headed straight there. Disappearing into of it, she was soon blinded by the light as she screamed out claiming that her eyes had hurt but she herself continued forward. Her eyes soon adjusted into the light so that she could see what was in front of her and she stopped gasping in breath now that she had been in a white void. She soon shook her head and frowned, having been made a mistake. She growled and slammed her paws against off the ground beneath of her knowing she picked the wrong answer. Still she does not give up, she raised her eyes up upon the horizon before her as she saw something in onto the other side of the white void. Tempted and wanting to escape, she ran for it faster than she had ever realized in her life. As her eyes widen in excitement, she kept on going her breathing fasten she was going to make it...
It was not until she had been blinded for the second time; that she closed her eyes once again as she yelled. Soon after, she was getting used to it and she squinted before staring into of the horizon before of her and stopped. She had saw she was at the end; but what was the helicopter doing in the heart of the platform? She still shook her head, not wanting any part of whatever this plan was she stepped passed the helicopter and walked on to the horizon before of her. For what she had saw was nothing except for the abyss that she had taken long before. Not wanting to try again, she turned nervously to the helicopter behind of her and blinked. She knew she including of the other foxes had not been in an airplane or a helicopter in that matter. As a result, she had developed a fear towards them. How, even she does not know why. But though she does have this fear, she stepped forward towards of the helicopter itself where she spotted a button on her right side that she started pressing it and the hatched opened magically. In response, she stepped back, startled as her fur stood on one end. But stared curiously at the helicopter hatch as she stepped closer towards it and soon grabbed hold upon the edges and climbed inside. She soon collapsed into the comfy chair as she grinned to herself but turned herself over to the wheel on her right side. She blinked as her tailed wagged and she slide herself over towards the wheel and grabbed hold upon of it with her two paws before startled by the engine. She widen her eyes as the fear started crawling back to her, she stood there paralyzed for nearly two seconds before raising her paw over to the wheel and used her foot underneath to pressed hold upon the gas.
Soon after, she was lifted into the skies and she gasped startled by the gained height she had saw. Without of any hesitation, she crashed the helicopter down into the platform that she was on and hopped out from the helicopter sweating as her fur began to dam a bit she frowned and sighed, she looked upon the ground as she began to walk away off to somewhere else where she would be alone for a while. The dream castle was a strange experience she had noted to herself; as her memories began to flood back onto of her head. She had witness then Spade's death down into the abyss below with the tub and the hallway that was filled with fire torches. But for as far as she had known, there was no roars or scary things that happen in the dream world. She pondered over this and sighed, shaking her head as she raised her eyes onto of the horizon becoming familiar with the pink color just gazing through across of her eye. She heard a shout and then something else; she paused whipping her head back as she blinked to herself. Going closer to the noises, she spotted some humans walking out from the castle's entrance itself, having witness the helicopter crashing. One of the three began calling something over the strange device. Cocking her head to the side, she peered her eyes over top onto them watching them as they began impatiently tapping their foot onto the ground as some of them began to talk to one another. She had saw that they were dark green uniform with nothing else but some more darken colors. The leader of the trio seems to have a cap on top of its head, "What were they after?" She wondered silently to herself, as she peered over to them and stared waiting for something to happen.
Along of the way into of the silence, she heard something. Up above of her stood another helicopter only this one seems to be bigger than the previous one she had tried to pilot. She gasped widening her eyes as she stared upon the helicopter as the three humans stepped inside of it disappearing inside, Koji growled grunting her fangs as she heard movement soon behind her. She turned around and spotted the remaining Forgotten members led by Jyoti who grinned Koji said nothing but stared in onto them before she growled. There was so many questions in her mind; some of which pertains to the arrival of the humans. But if the humans had came here to the dream world; what happen to the Color Unions? She growled as she slapped her forehead saying nothing else, but of a shatter inside of her brain she turned to the remaining foxes and nodded her head, "It's time." "Good let's go team!" Jyoti cried as the remaining foxes returned to their search for the exit was perhaps somewhere where they hadn't looked.