M.I.A. Ch 1M.I.A. Ch 1 "Mayday! Mayday! Can anybody read me?" yelled the pilot as the damaged Osprey descended. The squadron of troops were tense as the pilot got no response and sent out another call. "What’s going on?!" Scott yelled over the sound of the damaged propellers. "Does it look like I know?!" replied Sergeant Turner. He stood at the tail end of the Osprey and looked out side the opening. Where he just saw the sun and dessert, he now saw rain and darkness. Suddenly the plane began to experience turbulence and shook violently. The sergeant flailed his arms as he tried to regain balance. Scott reached out to grab him, but he leaned too far and fell out. “No!” he cried. If the fact that they were going to crash didn’t scare the men on board, the lost of their leader did. Some of the marines were beginning to be overwhelmed by fear, while others latched themselves to whatever secure object they could find.
M.I.A. Ch 9M.I.A. Ch 9*A year after Hakann’s Escape* Xipher leaned against his hut, with his arms crossed and stared out into the night sky. Naromia came over. She was usually a welcomed sight, but not today as she walked in a rushed manner. “I heard about what happened.” she said. “Is it true?” He huffed and looked at the ground. “Yeah. I punched him. Hard.” She gasped. “How could you? He’s our Turaga.” “I know.” He turned and marched away. Her shoulders sunk and she quickly followed. “Xipher talk to me, does this have something to do with Hakann?? He didn’t respond. “Xipher!” She reached out and touched his shoulder. He shook if off and turned around, eyes glowing red. She took a step back in surprise. “No,” He growled, “It has to do with everything! The constant ridicule, not just fro
M.I.A. Ch 8M.I.A. Ch 8*Over 17,000 years ago* Naromia moved out of the way as Xipher stormed from the Turaga’s hut. “What happened in there?” “What do you think?” he growled. “Another insulting lecture on how poorly I did my duty.” She followed him out of the village and too a stream, where he sat on a large boulder and buried his head in his hands. His sister sat down beside him and placed a hand on his shoulder. “Xipher, I don’t care what he says. You should be glad no one was hurt.” He rubbed his forehead. “Easy for you to say. You still don’t have a splitting headache.” After rubbing he looked at the palm of his hand. “What’s on your mind?” “It’s that vile. Hakkan said we’re oblivious to what’s going on and he’s right. Whatever was in that vile couldn’t have been go
M.I.A. Ch 3M.I.A Ch 3*Over 17,000 years ago* “That went better than I thought,” The Toa of fire said as he brushed the dust off his shoulder. “It would’ve been better if Xipher here held up the ceiling with his powers,” explained the Toa of Air. “I did what I could,” Xipher spat. “Even with my powers, that cave would’ve collapsed.” His leader turned around and pointed his index finger at him. “Maybe it’s because you’re falling behind on your training, skipping out to enjoy your ‘personal time’.” Xipher stopped. As his leader marched away, he clutched his fist and watched as the distance between him and his brothers grew. The only one who stopped was his sister. The Toa of water turned and noticed he wasn’t following. “Brother, what’s wrong?” she softly asked. “It’s noth
M.I.A. Ch 2M.I.A Ch 2*Over 17,000 years ago* The new Toa of stone examined himself for a third time. He could feel the new power flowing through him. It was amazing, and yet somewhat nerve racking. This power came at a price: he had to use it to protect the Matoran, something the novice wasn’t good at nor had any interest in doing. His approaching brother was one of several reasons why. “Of all people I never expected you to become a Toa.” Smirked the Toa of fire as he slapped a hand on his shoulder. “Same to you.” He snapped back. “Hey, at least I have a Toa-like quality. What do you have, your personality?” The Toa clutched his fist. “Just as I thought.” The Toa of fire shrugged and walked off. He looked at himself again. There was something about all this that wasn’t right. Becoming a Toa was a high honor indeed, but he didn’t feel that he was meant to be one. He lo
M.I.A. Ch 6M.I.A. Ch 6*Around 17,000 years ago* “Get down!” Xipher did so and in time to avoid getting struck by a boulder. “You know you’re throwing a stone at a Toa of stone right?” he remarked. He stretched forth a hand and summoned a tower of stone underneath the Skakdi’s feet. It launched him several yards into the air, where he landed on the steep and rocky slope above. “You couldn’t of just grabbed him?” shot the Toa of fire. “You’ve got to rough them up first. Make them too tired to fight back.” He replied. The red Skakdi slowly got back up. “You two know you’re a thorn on my side right?” He snapped back before firing a lava launcher at them. They took off in different directions. “Got anymore ideas?” barked Xipher as he hid behind a large boulder. He flinched as another sphere of lava shot overhead.
M.I.A. Ch 5M.I.A. Ch 5*Over 17,000 years ago* “Hey, you’re on time for once,” scoffed the Toa of fire. Xipher gave him a dirty look. “Ease off,” snapped Naromia. “At least he’s here.” The Toa assembled in a secluded place not to far from their village. Evidence of their past training exercises lay in the piles of crushed rock, split and fallen trees, and the occasional scorch marks that littered the area. “You ready, rock head?” the Toa of water smirked. Xipher took his stance on the other side and cracked a smile. “Yep.” A hand of stone suddenly erupted from the ground. She jumped out of the way before it could grab her. “Too slow,” she mocked, and then drew out her water swords. They glowed and shot a powerful jet of water. A slab of stone came out of the ground and blocked the attack. He was p