Biohazard - Chapter 63 - Grand Finale
Chapter Sixty-Three: Biohazard
They prepare for Garred’s next moves and watched Garred approach them. Garred flails around as he ran, rampaging towards them. They scatter and dodge his attacks, but they were caught into Garred’s trap. Garred dropped explosive bones as he ran, which acted like landmines. The team step on them, creating large explosions around them. The guardians shake free and attacked Garred from behind, staggering him. Garred shouted, “You forced me to use my full power... now, I cannot revert back to my human stage; but I will have all the power in the world that I need!” He harvests power from his surroundings, the land, the crystal and the dead corpses around the area. “He’s getting even stronger than before!” Saber exclaimed. They attack him with all of their power, but nothing seems to be damaging him. He began to steal the power of the attacks at him, making him even stronger. Sylux wakes up, seeing the damage Garred has done. He looks into his hands and mumbled, “It might be up to me... to finish this all...” Saber roars and flew up, slashing Garred’s arms with his blades. Garred ignores Saber and continued to gather power from the surroundings. He finishes and lifted his arm, dropping Saber. Saber gets angered and said, “You keep gathering power from the environment... fight us fair and square!” Saber flies upwards and unleashed an uppercut, poking a hole on Garred’s skull. He pulls it out and left a large crack, angering Garred. “This is my power! You are using your powers, and it is just right to use mine too, isn’t it?” Garred shouted as he flung Saber to a plateau, right near Sylux. “Sylux... you’re awake...” Saber mumbled. Sylux nods and said, “Keep it going. I got your back.” Saber nods and the guardians began to fly, trailing around Garred. “We are the Guardians! Garred is a threat to all dimensions, hence all Guardians will fight together to end the menace!” Spire shouted. They bombard Garred with their powers, forcing Garred to shield himself. “Even if you find a hundred Guardians, you will never defeat me!” Garred replied as he releases a roar, pushing them all back. Saber charges first, but he was hit like a baseball and was sent flying uncontrollably upwards. Artas goes next, shooting stones at Garred. During the distraction, he fires fireballs and aqua blasts. Garred shakes the damage off and shouted, “You fools!” He uses the blunt side of his claw to knock Artas away. Spire charges for a big attack while Zoron attacks ahead. He uses his dark blade to cut around Garred’s shoulders, causing him to lower his arms. Spire throws his boomerang, creating a mark on Garred. After a short delay, the mark explodes, leaving burns on Garred. Zoron then threw some dark orbs, lowering Garred onto a knee. Garred roars and stood back up, swinging his arms. He hits the two, sending both of them in separate directions. Garred laughs at them and during the distraction, gets hit by Dime’s coin toss. Saber used Blade Maelstrom on Garred’s back, making wounds again. This time, the move doesn’t drill through Garred, and instead just tore the surface of Garred’s skin. “What the... He can resist our attacks now!?” Saber shouted. Dime shook his head and flew higher. He taunts Garred, causing Garred to roar at him. He drop coins into Garred’s mouth and flew away. After a delay, the coins exploded, creating large damage in Garred’s insides. Dime laughs and flew farther, leaving Garred behind. Saber uses Blade Maelstrom again, this time spending more energy on it. It drills deeper, but once again, Garred recovers. “There’s no point in all of this battling! I’m immortal!” Garred shouted. Axel laughed and said, “Not if we can change that!” Axel dashes and flew up, charging at Garred. Garred’s mouth began to create tentacles, reaching for Axel. Axel flies higher and fired his pulses, knocking Garred’s tentacles backward. Garred roars and reaches for Axel, but he fails and was hit again. Axel continues his dominance, shooting Garred on multiple areas. Axel shoots a delayed beam, landing on Garred’s neck. It explodes after a while, knocking Garred down. Saber was amazed but Garred’s leg moves again and he tries to get back up. “They’re tiring themselves out... they can’t defeat him...” Sylux mumbled, “It’s all up to me! I have to end this!” He takes out a blade from his pocket and spun it around. He cries and said, “Saber... Lyra... everyone... I’ve had a great life with you... It’s been nice... to meet people like you... real friends... allies to be there when you need them...” He shot a white beam at Garred, which created mystic patterns in the air as it flew. “The sacrifice of one... to save the whole world... just as Euphoria said... I’m willing to take the risk!” Sylux shouted. Saber sees the beam and mumbled, “Sylux?” Axel recognizes the move and said, “Sylux...” Sylux closes his eyes and stabs himself on the chest.
Garred was about to roar when he gets stopped by an intense pain on the chest. He coughs out blood and began to weaken. “What the... I’m... immortal! What is this!?” Garred shouted. Sentinel sees Garred and said, “Sylux... he learned Entity Seal!?” Axel nods and said, “He... sacrificed himself to save everything...” Saber runs up the hills, dashing to Sylux. “Sylux... why!?” Saber shouted. Rylee flies near and saw Sylux, with the knife on his hand. “I... I can’t watch you guys suffer as you try to beat him...” The entire team comes up, with Droll being assisted up by Axel. “Sylux...” Axel mumbled. “Hey there Axel... you did good!” Sylux said as blood comes out of his mouth.Axel smiled and replied, “Not as great as you did.” “Sylux... you took the risk...” Rylee mumbled. Droll began to tear up and said, “Sylux, you are one of my best friends! You can’t’ leave us!” Sylux smiled and said, “Saber... everyone... it was a great trip with you. I met so many people, had great experiences...” Luke tries to control his tears and acted tough as Sylux continued, “but everyone has their time... if I didn’t do this... you will all still be there, fighting the immortal fool...” Spire nods and said, “You are a true hero... your actions were truly valiant.” Sylux thanks him and looked at Saber. The sun began to rise behind them, visible from the portal. “If Lyra asks, tell here... I love her too...” Sylux said. Saber sniffs and said, “Of course. So, let’s play Phantom Clock tonight?” Sylux laughed and replied, “Sure... what time?” Everyone laughed and Sylux slowly closed his eyes. The beacon at Breakcliff shuts off, startling everyone. “Who could it be?” Keith asked. Garred drops onto his knees and his darkness began to circle around him. “No... Shorric’s power was bestowed upon me! I cannot die!” Garred shouted. His darkness grows, changing his entire body’s color into a deep, pitch black. Garred stops moving and became as stiff as a statue, right at the middle of the plains. His darkness cracks and light emerges from inside him. Soon, he bursts, scattering his darkness, which soon faded out and vanished. The team mourns at Sylux’s death but they were all happy with their victory. It was a bittersweet moment. “It’s over...” Rylee mumbled. Saber hugs her and said, “We did it...” To reduce the sadness in the situation, the guardians began to cheer. “We did it! Trivoid is gone!” they shouted. Suddenly, the entire land shook around. “Shit... the Crystals’ about to explode!” Axel shouted as he looked at the crystal, destabilizing by the second. “Everyone get out!” Sentinel shouted as they ran to the exit. The jet helps them out and Axel breaks the pillar, deactivating the portal. The Crystal behind the portal explodes, wiping out the entire dimension. Everything was destroyed and was deleted from existence. All Horzen warriors around the entire universe vanished into thin air. “They did it!” Logan shouted as the team looked up to the sky, which cleared up after a very long and dark night. “Thank goodness...” Danica said as she holds her dad’s pendant in her hands. The team looks back to the temple, which also vanished into nothing after Horzen’s obliteration. “It’s all over...” Rylee said. Saber suddenly grabs Rylee and kissed her. “Good job!” Axel said as he pats Sentinel on the back. “You too,” Sentinel replied. Dime and the Guardians rejoice and they invite Saber over. “Hey Saber, make sure to bring peace to your dimension! You’re its ruler now!” Spire said. Artas nods and said, “That’s right. You have to take responsibility and take charge.” Saber nods and said, “Will do!” The guardians ride on Spire’s ship while Dime says his goodbyes to Axel and the team. “Keep it up, guys!” Dime said. They all smile and waved goodbye to Dime as he went into the ship, departing for each dimension. “Wait up!” Saber shouted. He takes out a pair of gloves from his pockets and said, “These are yours.” Dime smiled and said, “Oh... Thank you... I can’t believe it, you actually kept these.” Saber waved goodbye and the door closes and the ship took off. “Sylux was such a great guy...” Droll mumbled. Luke nods and said, “He was a hero...” They all looked into the bright day and walked to the ship, heading back home. Aboard the ship, they continue celebrating their win. “May... what will you do now? You’re the only leader left,” Rylee said. May shook her head and said, “We have to get new leaders... and more members, too!” Rylee smiled and took her backpack. She sees a plastic bag with a special dumpling in it, with Lyra’s name on it. “What’s this?” Rylee mumbled. Saber came closer and looked at it and saw the note. “It’s a love note from Lyra...” Saber said. Rylee smiled and said, “Now what? Sylux is gone...” Saber smiled and said, “Keep it. It’s our remembrance of the best friend we had.” Rylee smiled and the ship heads back home.
They get home, where they were surprised by a large banquet at the plaza, made by Lyra and Danica with lots of help from other people who joined in. “Saber!” Logan shouted. They high five and Droll limped towards Logan. “Guess who’s injured too!?” Droll said with a sarcastic tone. Logan laughs and said, “Are you alright?” Droll nods and said, “I’m fine...” They see the long table, spread on the center of the plaza. Everyone was free to eat, the feast is for everyone. May smiled and the team sees her alone. “Swarm and Leech?” Keith asked. May shook her head and pouted. “So that explains... the beacon shut down earlier,” Keith mumbled. Saber shook his head and said, “No... It’s not them...” Sentinel and Axel seem extremely tired and they sat down to rest. Lyra holds a bouquet of flowers and said, “Darling? Where are you?” Saber pouts and Rylee said, “Lyra... he’s gone.” Lyra drops the flowers and said, “Don’t joke with me! He can’t be dead!” She looks around the ship and shouted, “Sylux!? Where are you!?” Saber calms her down and said, “Sylux is gone...” Lyra sniffs and said, “No way...” she drops to her knees and began to cry. “Don’t cry, Lyra... he saved us all. If it weren’t for him, we wouldn’t have beaten Garred, until now,” Rylee mumbled. Lyra continues to cry and Rylee helps her stay calm. “He was brave and heroic. We can’t keep crying on his death, we should be celebrating on Garred’s defeat! Let’s go! It’s a party out there!” Saber shouted. “Why... why did he have to leave us? He could’ve saved the world without dying, right?” Lyra asked. Rylee smile and said, “He had to bond his mortality with Garred. It was the only way to kill him.” Lyra sniffs as Rylee said, “Besides, he told us that he loved you too. He’ll miss you.” Lyra slowly calms down and sat inside theship. “Sylux... I never had enough time with you... I haven’t heard you say the words to me personally... but... thank you. For changing me,” Lyra mumbled as she stared at the bouquet. Meanwhile, Sentinel explained Sylux’s death to everyone. Luke shook hands with Logan.“Good job,” Logan said. Luke smiled and said, “Sylux did it all...” Keith couldn’t help but to pout and remember Sylux. “Let’s celebrate! The food’s ready for everyone, and nobody’s willing to leave some behind!” Logan shouted. Ux sees Saber and she smiled. “You did it, coach!” Ux said. Saber laughed and said, “Yes we did... but remember your uncle Sylux, too. He did it all.” Ux was confused and she asked, “Who’s that?” Saber looks into the horizon and said, “A hero...”
The next day...
“Rise and shine!” Axel shouted. Everyone moaned as they got up,still sleepy from the party. “We’re off to Pelmet town. We have to do something very important!” Axel shouted. Saber yawned and they got to their closets to ready for the trip. They wear their casual clothes while Lyra brings along Sylux’s old handgun. “Sylux...” Lyra mumbled. Axel shouted, “Quickly! We need to move fast!” They sighed and moved faster. They get to the plaza, where Gavin is awaiting with the original Biohazard ship. “It’s an urgent mission!” Axel shouted as they got on board. “Are you sure about this, Axel?” Sentinel asked. Axel nods and said, “Of course. We have to do it.” The ship takes off and they were brought back to the old homeland, the great land of Falrun. “Home, sweet home!” Axel shouted. They land and they get off quickly. They were given a heroes’ welcome but Axel said, “Hold the welcoming until later. We have to do something.” The citizens understood and stopped the grand fireworks. “Why is it so important? We could’ve celebrated for a while there...” Saber asked. Axel smile and replied, “Because it is. Now let’s move.” They walked into the Stricken Rune forest and got to the cave. “The Shinko Caverns?!” Keith mumbled. Logan gets shocked and said, “This is where you guys got your powers...” Senitnel nods and said, “And that’s exactly what we’re here for.” Luke grinned and said, “I’ve never been to Falrun before... it’s amazing...” Lyra smiled and said, “This is my homeland, too. I wonder what happened at Gretham...” Rylee gets surprised and asked, “You’re from Gretham too!?” The girls laughed but Axel silences them. The girls pouted and they got inside while Axel led them to a shorter route. They find the large crystal’s core, shining before them. “Why are we here?” Droll asked. “The Shinko Crystal acts as a power core for the people with its blessing, including me. It is the source. Without it, its users will lose their powers. That is why we’re here. With this crystal in existence, Garred would get his rebirth... he would rise again and wreak havoc. Besides, with this in existence, more and more people could come here and abuse its power. We have to finish this... for once and for all,” Axel said as he summoned his staff. “But Axel, your powers...” Saber mumbled. “Gone? Yeah. They will be. But Trivoid is gone; we can loosen up a bit,” Axel said as he released the blades on his staff. Saber looks into Axel’s eyes, possibly glowing red for the last time. “You’re really sure about this...” Sentinel mumbled. Axel nods and said, “Hey, the dimension’s got you guys. You can handle the evil, right?” He breathes in and strikes the crystal, cutting off all of the power that it gave, and ending Garred, forever.
The next day...
“What a beautiful day...” Saber said as he looks into the sea with the breeze of the morning blowing past him. “Hello there May!” Saber said cheerfully. May waved and said, “Congratulations to your team. You did an amazing job.” Saber smiled and said, “You were there too. You helped just as much as everyone did.” May smiled and said, “Leech... Swarm... I wonder where they are now... in the sea of souls... they must be venturing...” Saber smiled and said, “I’m sure you’ll find new responsible people for the team.” May smiled and left, headed back to the Equilibrium. “It’s the start of a new chapter in life... I’m the Guardian... it’s time to take responsibility,” Saber mumbled. “Yes it surely is!” Rylee said, as she approached him. “Hey there!” Saber said. Rylee smiled and asked, “What are your plans now?” Saber shook his head and said, “I don’t know... It’s very calm now...” Rylee smiled and puts her hands around Saber’s arms. “We won it all, dear...” Rylee mumbled. Saber smiled and said, “Yes we did...” They kiss on the shore while the flocks of seagulls fly across them. Saber looks to the right and saw Ux, sitting on a log. “You two are such lovebirds...” Ux said as she smiled. Rylee laughed and said, “I’ll just see you later then, my love.” Saber nods and waved goodbye as Rylee went back. Ux gets down and asked, “Hey coach, what will you do now? You won against the bad guys, right?” Saber nods and said, “I don’t really know right now. But you better prepare. You might become just as great as we were back then... and when the time comes that evil strikes again, you better get ready, because we’ll be asking for your help!” Ux laughed and said, “Of course! I’m going to be the best!” Ux scurries away back to her home while Saber went back to his. He sees the ladies, cooking lunch. “Mind if I help?” Saber asked. The girls shook their head and said, “It’s alright, you can fix the chairs while we do all the cooking,” Danica said. Saber nods and did as commanded. Blue fixes the ingredients while the other girls cooked. After a while, the lunch was ready. “It’s lunch time!” Saber shouted as he helps the girls ready the food. Luke paused his game and said, “Alright! Guys! Lunch time!” Logan gets down with Droll, followed by Keith. Sky walks down the stairs and sees Sentinel, seated on his chair and reading a book. “Sir, lunch is ready,” Sky said. Sentinel nods and stood up. He walks down thehallway and knocked on Axel’s room. “Hey! It’s time for lunch!” Axel nods and said, “I’ll be down in a minute!” Sentinel nods and said, “Alright then! We’ll start first.” Axel clears his throat and say down, meditating on his mat. The scene slowly zooms into Axel’s face. Both his eyes are shut and his entire mind is calmed down. He breathes in and opens his eyes, glowing crimson red. He grins and reveals the power still with him and still blazing bright as ever.