Legend and prophecy
Tiff, Tuff, Kirby, Meta Knight and I are in the castle library doing research on Nightmare Enterprise and the Master Crown. I get on a scale and I look at all the books on the shelf.
-Tiff, it’s boring to death! Tuff complained, we really have to do research? Kirby successfully defeated N.M.E once so why he could not defeat him a second time?
-This time it’s different Tuff…I sighed, now that N.M.E wears the Master Crown, Kirby’s Star rod will no longer have any effect on him…
-That is why we must find another way to defeat him, continued Meta Knight.
-Tiff, have you found something? I asked.
-No, I have not found anything…and you?
That’s when my eyes alight on a book entitled: «Fountain of dreams». Curious, I got the book out from the shelf and I look at its cover.
-Ok, never mind, I may have found something. Ban, catch! I said, dropping the book.
Bandana Dee catch the book and put it on the table. I get of the scale and we gathered around the book.
-Fountains of Dreams? Are you sure it will lead us on a clue? Tiff asked uncertainly.
I just shrugged. Tiff opened the book we start reading it.
«Fountain of Dreams are holy location found on planets across the galaxy. The fountains collect the hopes and dreams of their planet’s inhabitant and in return, with a powerful artifact named “Star Rod”, and in return, it gave them good dreams. Without a Star Rod, a Fountain of Dreams cannot function…»
«Unfortunately, like light and shadow, there is an opposite to these sacred place: a being of pure nightmare, better know by the name of N.M.E…»
«N.M.E could not approach the Fountain of Dreams by himself. He created a horde of monster to do his job and destroy the fountains. So he could extend nightmare and darkness in the entire universe…»
«Trough the centuries, many Fountain of Dreams were destroyed by N.M.E. Others, to be protected, were hidden in the heart of their planet and access sealed by 5 Power Star. They have been untrusted to the wise and hidden in temple in every corner of the planet…»
«To opens the door of the Fountain of Dreams, you must gather the 5 Power Star hidden in the 5 temples: the knight temple, fire temple, light temple, ice temple and the hammer temple…»
-Kirby’s Star Rod is an artifact? That’s awesome! Exclaimed Tuff.
-No, Kirby’s Star Rod appears only if he inhaled the Warp Star, its only a copy, I said.
-But if we can get hold of the Star Rod of this planet, we will increase our chance of defeating N.M.E, said Meta Knight.
-What about the Master Crown? I thought you said that the Star Rod alone can’t defeat him? Said Tuff.
That’s true. Even with the original Star Rod, we cannot get rid of the crown. Come on M-J think! How did you managed to defeat Magolor in Kirby Return to Dream Land? The Super Abilities! But I did not have the time to make theses star…so how…? Wait a minute…
-The knight, fire, light, ice and hammer…I whispered.
-Marie-Jeanne, what are you talking about? Asked Tiff.
-I know of to defeat him!!! I suddenly exclaimed!
-These Power Star are, in fact, star of Super Abilities. They are like the one I used on Kirby, but they are more powerful. There are five of them: Ultra Sword, Monster Flame, Flare Beam, Ice Bowl and Grand Hammer. Its with the Super Abilities that I could destroy the crown.
-So if I understand correctly…Ultra Sword is the knight star, Monster Flame the fire star, Flare Beam the light star, Ice Bowl the ice star and Grand Hammer the hammer star? Summed Tiff.
At the corner of my eye, I swear I saw Meta Knight’ eyes became blue for a split second.
-Now we only have to find the location of the temples of this planet, I said.
-Let’s go see Professor Curio. I’m sure he will give us clues, suggested Tiff.
She left the library, followed closely by Tuff and Kirby. I walked to follow them when…
-Marie-Jeanne, called Meta Knight.
I stopped and turned to the knight.
-Yes? I asked.
-There is something I want to show you. Your Waddle Dee can follow us if he wants.
I turned towards Ban and he nodded. We left the library and we followed Meta Knight.
After an hour of walking, we find ourselves inside Kabu. I watch Meta Knight in confusion as he advances towards the stele of the Warp Star.
-Why did you bring me here? I asked.
He did not answer. He went behind the stele and laid a hand on. Suddenly, the ground began to shake and the stele slide to the left, revealing a secret passage. We descend the steps and we arrive in a statue-filled room. I recognized some of them like Captain Vul, Galacta Knight and Trident Knight and the others not. I front of each statue, there is clothing and/or objects that belonged to the person on the statue.
-Where are we?
-This room is a secret room built in the memory of the fallen warrior, Explained Meta Knight, all that you see here are died long ago to protect the planet from N.M.E.
-So it’s like…a cemetery? Meta Knight why did you bring me here? Wouldn’t it have been more logical to talk about that to Tiff and Kirby?
Meta Knight walked towards a statue and I followed. The statue represented a human, a girl about the same age as me. Her long hair was tied in a ponytail and she was wearing a Star Warrior uniform. I read the inscription under de statue.
-She was a talented warrior, like Kirby, she could copy the abilities of her opponents, in her own way.
While talking, Meta Knight’s eyes became…gray? It’s the first time I see his eyes change into this color! What could gray represent? Sadness?
-Did you…did you knew her? I asked timidly.
-Indeed, we were childhood friends.
-Meta! Meta wait! Yelled the young girl.
Meta Knight turned and saw the young redhead jogging towards him. She wore her army uniform, which meant that she was about to go on a mission.
-Rose, you’re going on a mission? Deduced the blue ball.
-Yes, I’m off to Popstar with my father and others warriors, she explained, a horde of monsters has been sighted on the planet and the Fountain of Dream would be threatened. It’ll be my first mission to the front!
-Front!? Rose! This is much more than what a soldier of our rank can handle! Meta Knight panicked, you will get yourself killed!
Rose’s eyes widened, she knew Meta Knight and it was not his habit to panic like that.
-Meta I’m touched that you care about me but…
-Rose! Rose come on we’re leaving! Cried a voice in the distance.
-I’m coming! She cried, going towards the voice.
-Wait! Shouted Meta Knight.
He caught her hand.
Rose’s gaze softened.
-I promise Meta. And if something happens to me, I am convinced that one day, someone else will take my place.
Meta Knight dropped the had of her friend and he watched her leave, with no idea that this would be their last meeting…
-(End of flashback)-
-She never returned from this mission…
-I’m sorry…I sympathized.
-Don’t be, you have nothing to do with this, he said, however, she had hope in the new generation…
He took the clothes lying and the foot of the statue and hold them out to me.
-She knew that if she were to die, someone would take her place and fight. And you are this someone Marie-Jeanne.
I was taken aback. Me? Becoming a star warrior!? I’m flattered but I think Meta Knight made a mistake…I don’t even know how to fight!
-M-me? I choked, no I…I do not have what it takes to be a star warrior! I am only a mere human!
-So she was.
-I have no experience! I protested.
-Kirby did not initially, and look where he is now.
-You have a lot of potential Marie-Jeanne. Your knowledge of our world will be crucial in this battle. In addition, Kirby can not defeat N.M.E alone, he will need someone with the same power as him.
He has a point. Ultra Sword and Star Rod are considered in game as different capacities; Kirby can not have them at the same time…unless he is accompanied by a second Kirby. Looking at the clothes, I suddenly remember my dream:
Beyond the fourth wall, your destiny is. Have no fear, take your time. The stars will guide you to the right path.
The stars…is that a reference to the Stars Warriors? My coming here wouldn’t be a stroke of luck? Anyway, N.M.E is threatening this world again and I can not sit there idly. I put my doubts aside and I take the clothes.
-I will do everything in my power to help you.
Meta Knight’s eyes were blue for a split second. I bet he is smiling under his mask.
-Very good. I’ll be upstairs. Come join me as soon as you have finished putting your uniform.
He left. I look at Ban and motioned him to turn around. As soon as his back face me, I take off my clothes and put on the uniform. Exceptionally, it fit me like a glove. I finish putting on the gloves and I attach the pin on my hair. I put my old clothes in my bag before looking at Lady Rose statue on last time. I kneel before it.
-I will do my best to not disappoint you Lady Rose.
I get up, call Ban and we left the sanctuary.