"There is still no excuse for the Sprites!" She sharply replied,
a catch in her throat. She was still recovering from what Brian had
just told her.
"Rainbow, it's too late." His head hung low. "We can't go back for
them now. If they make it, that's great. But if they do not...."
"You should have said something!" Rainbow shouted, fighting back hurt
tears. "I could've stayed and----" But she stopped dead. Brian looked
up at her with a sad smile. She understood just then.
If they had told her there was a good chance Rainbowland
would be destroyed, she would have stayed to help try and save it......
"Twink....." Rainbow clutched her stomach, suddenly feeling a wave of
self-disgust sweep over her.
"I doubt Rainbowland will be attacked again. Probably won't even be
glanced at even."
Brian and Rainbow turned to Krys, who sat very dull and casually with
his boots kicked up on the table. He stole a glance their way.
"Stormy works for Kuraku Nanimo and she saw everyone on the Star-Ship
headed for here....she'll report that to her boss..why would they
waste time and energy on something that has little meaning to them
and isn't a threat anymore?"
Rainbow instantly cheered up. She got up and ran over to Krys and gave
him a huge hug. Brian glared at Krys, knowing he kept that in until
Brian had ruined trust in Rainbow......
'Jerk.' Brian thought instantly and turned his head away from them.
"I never thought of that, Krys!" Rainbow quickly said, then stood up.
She gave a quick peck on Krys's cheek and smiled. "I think I should
go rest now. We have a very busy day tomorrow, don't we?"
Both young men nodded and she waved them good-bye and wished them
Red sighed. Mars was a very happening place. Everyone here was so
adventurous and they all somehow seemed to resemble him a bit. He
didn't know why, of course. He sat up in his new bed and hugged his
knees as he looked at the two moons shining a bit dully.
'I sure wish I was home in my own bed....camping maybe. Romeo by now
has probably secured all of the Red Sprites....I hope so..' he
thought. As he gazed into the dull shining, but beautiful moons, he
thought he saw Lala's face smiling down at him. He sighed with a
"One of these days I'm going to have to ask her out on a date!" He
laughed a little at the human tradition, but thought taking Lala out
on a romantic outing after the war was something he wouldn't mind
doing at all....
Lala placed the framed picture of her Red Butler on the bedside table
and then crawled under the fresh crisp covers of her new canopy bed.
Venus was a lovely place; warm; bright; beautiful everywhere. The
people here were so similar that she thought it was just
custom to be so nice to a new person. But as she walked around the
capital, Magelion, she noticed everyone seemed to have an air about
them....it was very odd indeed. But she thought it would be a nice
'I hope OJ has gathered all of the Orange Sprites.' she thought to
herself. She looked out the window near her bed. Venus had no moons
so it wasn't so bright out. Earth was a distant dot in the sky that
seemed to be getting darker each second. With a very heavy sigh, she
turned away from the sight, laid down, kissed her picture of Red and
Well! Never had Canary Yellow been to a happier place in her life!
Rainbowland came very close, but even the rest of the Color Kids had
their bad days too. Everyone here tried to look on the bright side of
this war; tried to think of a plan to reason with the enemy rather
then fight it. Canary was pleased but also longing for the others....
It would be a long time before she got to sleep, she suddenly
'Finally! Some rash thinking here,' Patty thought as she stepped out
onto the balcony that was attached to her new room. She gazed upon
the many moons that shown down on her; illuminating her room with
beautiful silver light.
'I sure hope Moonglow is OK too...' Patty thought. 'She can fade
easily probably because the moon's light is dull...Canary will last
the longest out of all of us...she has the sun protecting her!'
Patty gave a mental chuckle. 'I'm happy, though. I'm happy for
everyone. I'm happy we all have the opportunity to defend our
Universe and our precious light...' She looked away, suddenly
fighting tears. She thrusted her head forward again and looked
pleadingly at the moons. 'If I'm so happy, why do I feel so sad?'
Ahh...nothing like a good work-out to get all of your agression and
emotions out,' Buddy Blue thought as he tossed his towel onto the
chair nearest to his new bed. He had changed into his night clothes
and now leaned against the window sill. He gazed up at Miranda, the
most beautiful moon he had ever seen....
'I'm a part of the Outer Planets now....' He thought. 'I sure hope we
don't start to fade....that look in Stormy's eyes...gods, it hurt!
It was so cold...well, colder then usual....she was possessed, no
doubt!' His stomached growled. He refused to eat anything since he
arrived at Uranus because he was so angry at this...what was it?
Oh, yeah.. Kuraku Nanimo....The name felt and sounded evil. Even
replaying the name in his mind was harsh....
'Don't worry,Stormy,' He silently promised. 'Rainbow and the rest of
us will save you!'
Indigo had never seen so many wonderous plays in all in her life! And
it wasn't over! The Ambassador of Neptune had said that she may as
well enjoy herself when not attending to business....
'But so much business!' She thought breathlessly. 'So many attacks on
Earth...so many Dark Soldiers......so many innocent people becoming
innocent victums.....' It touched Indigo deeply. She folded her hands
together like a silent prayer..'You have to save this Universe,
Rainbow! We're always bhind you....all the way! You have to save
everyone! You just have to!'
With a sigh of pure content and blissfulness, Shy Violet shut the door
to her quarters and leaned against the door, lost in her thoughts for
a moment. Never had she been around so many intelligent people
Never had she known anyone but herself to know certain things! They
were all quiet and reserved with elequent manners and they were high
witted. They have already drawn out thought plots on who and what the
Darkness might be....her small information had helped immensely!
And yet.....while it was pleasant to be with these people, who were
very kind to her and on her own wavelength of smarts, she yurned for
the other Color Kids' laughter, loudness and playful attitude.....
It wasn't baffling to her at all why she felt this way. She was
"Mercury must be the most giggly, bubbly place ever," Tickled Pink
said to her new friend, Marina; whose duty it was to see Tickled Pink
safe and contented.
"It is," Marina said. "Although, I hear the sun comes close!" She
laughed. Tickled Pink did not, however. "What's wrong?"
"The sun.....that's where Canary Yellow is...." Tickled Pink was lost
in her own thoughts... Marina smiled understandingly and put her arm
around Tickled Pink, then led her to her new room....
"Moonglow? Moonglow! Are you listening?" Night Sprite sharply cried.
Moonglow was leaning out her window as well, gazing at the
"Hm?" She glanced over her shoulder for a moment. "What? I wasn't
listening," She said dully. Night Sprite grinded his teeth.
"MOONGLOW!" She tried to pay attention. "That's better. Now, did you
understand what the Ambassador was telling you? You must concentrate
on your inner self so that you may control the powers the moon
Moonglow had fallen asleep.
"Starlite, I miss them."
"Of course you miss them! This is your first time without them in
several years! You didn't think it would be simple, did you?"
"No." She sighed, turning on her side.
"Well, if it makes you feel any better, you still have me." He got up
and trotted over to her bed where he nuzzled her gently. She patted
his face and smiled graciously into his eyes.
"It does make me feel better, Starlite." And it did. But it wasn't the
same without her Color Kids...
Not the same at all......
END PART SEVEN