The morning light shone threw the window waking the sleeping Kirby. The memories of the day before seemed so clear... He hopped out of bed. He walked around til he heard something. Snoring, nearby. He followed til he found the source. Three males. Two looked rather alike with one that looked unlike the others. “Poyo!” Kirby shouted, thus awakening them. “Poyo poyo!” The pink puff added. He was smiling as he watched the three stand. No sooner then that, did Tiff and Toff show up.
“Kirby!” She shouted as she ran over to him, then spotting the three she chuckled. “I'm sorry, uh... Who are you three?” Tiff asked. “...Protoman.EXE, that's Chaud and that's the other Protoman.” The one explained. “Oh, I'm Tiff, this is Kirby, and that is Toff.” She replied before telling them where they are. And that they met people like them. When the names were spoken, they seemed kind of annoyed. In the end, Tiff lead them into the castle were they were thrown in the same room as the others. And locked in...
X chuckled as he chatted with Axl. The blue star warrior on his back asleep. He was like a little kid at that. Zero didn't see why X and Axl thought it was adorable, but then again it was his new rival asleep. And he hated how X always managed to catch him when he was about to murder Meta Knight, he would look at him and scold him. But they walked onwards anyways. X and Axl laughing as they chatted. Zero only popping in at certain times. And eventually, with a lot of effort, they made it to Cappy Town. They all were tired but there was one more thing...
They headed towards the town, but bumped into Kirby not too far in. “Poya! Poya!” Kirby shouted, pointing up at Meta Knight. X giggled, as Axl bent down to be able to look at Kirby better. “Hello there, I'm Axl, that's X, and that's Zero. Also that's-” He was stopped when Kirby shouted. “Met Knit!” X laughed at that. “It seems you know Meta Knight.” And with that, the star warrior on his back opened his eyes. He looked down at Kirby. The pink puff looked back at him. And silence lasted for a while.
“Kirby!” Shouted Tiff as she ran to him, happy that she finally found the round pink puff ball star warrior. “Poya! Poya!” Kirby shouted to Tiff pointing to Meta Knight. “X, put me down.” The knight told him. He nodded and set his new friend down on the ground. Stumbling to regain balance, Meta Knight was able to walk over to the younger warrior. Tiff finally made it over to them, Toff trailing behind her slowly. Even Blade Knight and Sword Knight were present with the trio of Kirby, Tiff, and Toff.
“Geez, you aren't looking to good Meta Knight.” Toff stated. “I'm fine...” Meta Knight replied quickly. “Not to be rude or anything, master Meta Knight, but last time you said that you were paralyzed by Wolf-Rath.” Sword Knight told him. “B-Be quite Sword Knight!” He scolded, trying to hide his embarrassed tone. “Hey I remember that.” Tiff chimed in. “Don't you start with me Tiff...!” He growled. This sent the duo of Axl and X into a fit of giggles.
“Who are your friends?” Toff asked, as Kirby tilted his head with one of his 'poya's. “Oh, I'm X, that's Axl, and this is Zero.” X stated faster then Meta Knight could even let out a single sound to his question. “X, Zero, Axl... You three wouldn't happen to be from a planet known as 'Earth', would you?” Tiff asked, her eyes trained on the three. “Oh, yeah. We're from Earth.” Axl replied. “Meta Knight explained to us about Cappy Town and such.” Zero added sharply, and he spat the knight's name almost as though it were venom.
“Oh, well then I guess we should get you three to the Castle.” Tiff explained. “Wait, Tiff. Are you sure that's a good idea?” Meta Knight asked, his yellow eyes sharp on her. “I'm positive, all the other lost travelers from Earth are there.” She replied. “There are more...?” The knight sighed. He knew there was something wrong, and he had a feeling DeDeDe was behind it. He was shocked, Tiff didn't say something about it like she usually does. “Alright then, take them to the castle.” He told her. “Aren't you coming with?” Tiff asked. The knight shook his head.
“No... I have to talk to Blade Knight and Sword Knight.” Meta Knight replied, his voice back to normal as it's normal stone cold hostility. He shifted his gaze to his two knight companions. Tiff nodded and looked to the three travelers. “Come on guys.” She stated leading the three new characters, Toff, and Kirby up the hill to the Castle. When they disappeared from sight, Meta Knight turned to face the knights in front of him. “You two, I guess I have some explaining to do... And it's not going to be easy...” He mumbled that last part to himself, as he began to walk, bundling himself in his cape like he usually did. The two followed like usual, listening carefully to what the older knight was saying.
The foreign characters were placed in the same room and locked up. And yet again, Tiff, Toff, and Kirby were oblivious to the situation. As they walked down the halls, Fololo and Falala showed up. “Tiff! Toff! Kirby!” Falala shouted as she and her other half came to the trio. “What's wrong?” Tiff asked. “We found somebody, and we need your help. They're lost and in a pretty big group.” Fololo replied. “Lost... Do you think it's a few more of them, Tiff?” Toff asked her. She nodded. “Probably, let's check it out.”
At the outskirts of town, they met a set of odd characters. They went by the names of, Maylu, Roll, Dex, Gutsman, Yai, Glide, Tori, and Iceman. Of course, it was the normal routine, ending them up with all the others. “Join the club...” Rockman mumbled as he layed on the couch. This was his and Megaman's thirty-third game of chess. And like always, Megaman was winning. “Geez, there are so many of us in here...” Roll stated sitting down.
“Yep, we're all here...” Lan replied as he watched X cook dinner. Shockingly, he was good at it! “I wonder if that rotten DeDeDe is just waiting til he's collected all of us to let us out.” Chaud said. “It would make sense, after all. Who can trust him.” Yai added. “Hey, we can hear you!” Escargoon shouted from the outside. “Pipe down out there! We're trying to play chess!” Megaman told him. They could hear Escargoon's growl from outside the door as he walked away.
But not all of them ended up in the light some of them ended up in the dark, and Meta Knight knew it.
“Hello... Welcome...” Said a female voice, a tall slim shadow of a women appeared, her red eyes peering threw the darkness. “Welcome to the shadows... We've been expecting you... NME should be most happy with the new allies I have. Dr. Willy, Bass I've always known I'd meet you two some day. Oh, and Forte.EXE, it's been forever since I last saw you. Master X, and Omega, geez have you grown stronger. Have you two always had those scars? Sigma... Is that you? I can barely recognize you!” She stared at them, but they remained silent.
“My name, in case you don't remember me, is Mistress Darkness. The women that was possessed by Dark Matter, never saved and let go to see the world in the way I do now.” She explained. There was more silence. “Oh I see, you need refreshers. How about these reminders.” Her shadowy arms reached out and monsters from Nightmare Enterprises all came running out. Their angry cries could stir up any bad memories of the characters present in the room.
Back in Cappy Town...
By this time, the characters of Crashman, Quickman, Metalman, and Flashman were found by Tiff and Toff and taken to the castle where they were put with the others. Meta Knight, Blade Knight, and Sword Knight where the ones to find Roll and Dr. Light. Ciel, Iris, and Alouette managed to find their own way somehow, and DeDeDe knew there were only seven left. So he sent his guards to go find them. They found Girouette, Vent, and Aile. Of course after some struggle. And yet nobody was able to catch onto King DeDeDe's treatment towards the guests.
Tiff, Toff, Kirby, Blade, Sword, and Meta were taking a stroll. Blade Knight and Sword Knight were silent, remembering the conversation they had with Meta Knight the other day. Tiff and Toff decided that it wouldn't be a good idea to question them and tried to stay as far away from the subject of yesterday as best as possible.
The soft breeze blew the grass that they were stepping on. Kirby giggled happily as he chased a butterfly around. Toff was playing with Kirby while Meta and Tiff chatted. Sharing information. That was until the last four of the other characters revealed themselves. Fefnir swore under his breath as he stepped on a twig, causing it to snap easily under his boot. The four gasped and ducked behind rather large bushes. Meta Knight could see them easily with his eyes.
He quietly made his way to the bush, withdrawing his sword, ready to make a strike if needed. But Harpuia came out first. Swinging down at the knight with double blades. Meta Knight, being pushed back somewhat, pushed Harpuia away with more force. Sending him flying, made Meta Knight regret fighting with X and Zero. His wings appeared right then, knocking the cape off his back with ease. They were wounded bat wings, but they would do just fine for this fight.
He flexed them a bit, flinching somewhat. Before he charged to the air, being the skilled swordsman he was, he easily beat Harpuia, throwing him to the ground multiple times. And eventually making him fall unconscious. Meta Knight was about land on the ground, when he felt a piercing pain in his back. Something burning... He looked back, his wing was on fire!? How? He quickly touched the ground, trying to put out the stinging burns on his wing. Blade and Sword rushing to help him.
Fefnir came out of the bushes, he smiled. His weapon perfectly aimed at the three. Letting out one fire shot, Kirby jumped in the way and did what he always did. Sucked up the blow. This transformed him into fire Kirby. Sure it was a weapon that did next to no damage to the enemy, but at least it was something, right? And it was stalling Fefnir enough to have Meta Knight get back to his feet, and get the burns out. When Kirby couldn't do this anymore, the knights took over.
They attack Fefnir with well aimed attacks, Blade and Sword weren't too reckless either. Eventually, Leviathan and Phantom showed up. Meta Knight could see who the fastest was. “Blade Knight! Take this one. Sword Knight, you take the girl! And Kirby, go and make sure that one wont wake up!” Meta Knight ordered. They all nodded and did as they were told. And one by one the guardians fell, just to be taken back to the castle. They were suppose to be given treatment but instead were put in the one room.
Ciel and Alouette tending to the guardian's wounds. Hoping, just hoping, that they were not too heavily damaged. And lucky for them, they weren't. Eventually the word of visitors from other universes got out. The Cappy's began talking about it. After all, gossip travels fast in Dream Land. So in no time, Cappy Town and every town around them were informed. And of course, the town became a tourist destination once more.
That was til one night. The knights and Kirby got an unexpected visitor.
“Okay, just a bit higher... Almost got it... AIEEEE! Careful X! I'm not spike proof!” Rockman shouted trying to open the air vent. Tears of fear falling from his eyes. “Sorry Rock.” X stated, trying his best to keep the small bot still, but was startled when the door opened. X pulled away from his older brother, who grabbed the vent holding onto it from fear of hurting himself. Meta Knight was the one that found them, he was aware of the situation immediately. Seeing Rockman dangling from the vent.
He ignored the fact that his wing was still healing from the burns and flew up to Rockman. “You can let go.” Meta Knight told him, grabbing his sides. “I-I can't...” He replied, trembling. “Trust me, I wont let you fall.” He told him, his voice soft enough to ease the bot. Rockman nodded and let go. He let out a scream as he flipped into a position where his sides where higher then his head and feet in the air. Meta Knight nodded and carefully flew down, placing the bot on the ground.
“Thank you.” Rockman said. Meta Knight nodded. “What are you all doing in here?” He asked, his Spanish accent coming out more as he spoke, bundling himself up in the cape. “DeDeDe stuck us in here.” Harpuia explained. “I see. Well then, why don't you all come outside me for some fresh air.” Meta Knight stated walking out into halls, they all nodded and followed. Blade Knight and Sword Knight were standing in the hall waiting for Meta Knight to hurry along. When they got outside, a loud noise alerted the three. A star ship? This made Meta Knight jump... How?
He watched it crash on the beach, which was nearby. Rushing to go see what it was, the whole town, and the tourists gathered. Meta Knight, Blade Knight, Sword Knight, and Kirby being the closest. Since they are the only star warriors in the town. Maybe they knew these characters. As it opened, smoke came out of it, two puff balls a bit taller then Meta Knight appeared. They looked so similar to Meta Knight and Kirby, it was insane!
DeDeDe laughed. “Well if it isn't more puff-” He was stopped when he saw Meta Knight's quaking body. “How is it... possible...?” He asked himself, at this point he sounded on the brink of insanity. Blade Knight and Sword Knight stared, nodding. Kirby let out a happy Poya! The unexpected visitors took a step closer. “M-Mother!? F-Father!?” Meta Knight shouted in shock. They nodded, their eyes soft. “WHAT!?” Everybody else shouted, Blade Knight and Sword Knight began to laugh. Kirby giggled too.
“How is it... Why...? What?” Tiff stated, before fainted. Toff catching her. “Hey, what do you know!? They look so similar!” DeDeDe shouted. “Looks like you can't hurt them or attempt to sire.” Escargoon told him. DeDeDe nodded in agreement. Leviathan, Roll, Maylu, Roll, Iris, Ciel, and Alouette smiled happy that a son got to see his parents again. Eventually when the mood calmed and everything settled down, it was replaced quickly with a heart warming scene.
After re-adjusting to the fact that his parents were found, Meta Knight couldn't stop his tears of joy from starting up. Even the most hardened warriors couldn't stop that from happening after being separated for so long. And with that, his mother ran over to him and hugged him. His father helping in comforting him. Most of the females began tearing up, it was just too sweet. Many of the males smiled, some even cried. Although, DeDeDe and Escargoon couldn't see why they were getting so sappy about. It was only a parent finding their child.
And eventually, when the knight calmed down, his yellow eyes no longer yellow but a blue color, he and his parents stood up. They looked at Kirby, who ran to them getting a big hug. “Kirby, my baby!” The mother said. The town jumped, realizing what this meant. Kirby and Meta Knight where related!? “Mama Poya! Dada Poya!” The pink puff ball shouted happily. Their father walked over to Blade and Sword. “And what about my two adopted sons?” He said, the two chuckled. “Dad. No need to greet us.” Blade Knight whined. The twin knights blushed under the masks from embarrassment, even though the two were happy.
This made most of the town jump. “Wow! Who would've thought!” One girl said. Murmurs were heard in the crowd as they talked about how they least expected them to be related. Tiff was the first to step up with Toff. “Hello, welcome to Cappy Town. I'm Tiff, and this is Toff. We're friends of your sons.” Tiff stated. “Oh Tiff, Toff. Well aren't you two just the cutest. Tiff, if I do say so myself, you're good in my book. I'm Aurora Knight, and this is my husband Galacta Knight.” She explained.
“Nice to meet you. Come on, let's get you guys to the castle.” Tiff stated. DeDeDe stopped her with his one hand. “Sorry girly, but the king should be doing the leading.” Escargoon stated. “Escargoon you are always getting lost.” Meta Knight stated passing threw them all, his family following. Walking up the path to the castle.
The black shadow loomed over the crystal ball. Mistress Darkness smiled evilly as she saw that the Knight family was all together now. “Just like I planned...” She stated with a smile. She sat down laughing evilly. Her plot was working perfectly. Soon enough, Comet Knight would have awoken. And what a party that would be. She would finally have this Galaxy under control with the spirit of Comet Knight! And thus she can take down NME! What joy!
And so, her trap was set!