Desert Rose: part 2
By Townie Lee
Giga picked up his phone. "This is Giga. Who is this?" Giga spoke into
"This is Dire"
"Yeah, and what is the question, oh mighty leader?"
" My son has been located here..."
" Give it up old man, hes been gone for years"
" Call me "old man" again and I will have your head"
" *sweat drop* uh...heh heh...just a little joke, sire..."
" Well I'm not laughing, am I?"
" Uhhh...to tell you the truth, I'm not good at jokes...heh.."
" Well shut up and listen to me...I want you to find my son, Leviathan and
bring him to
" But I have to......"
"I SAID SHUT UP!!!"
" Okay......I'll shut up......"
" Well find him AND get the sphere. Got that?"
" Yes....very well sire...oh, and Mau has been killed in the mine field! Saw
" Well I dont care. Just give me the crystal spheres!"
And at that instant, Giga turned off the phone. Though Giga joined Dires
forces, he was aghast of him.
Cleo and Leo spoke to each other in a local bar about were to detect the
second sphere. " God, it can be anywhere!" stammered Cleo. "I know. But
really, what can we do? We dont have Mau and she as well will never come
Suddenly out of a table, a large tiger pulled a gun at a young cat who
seemed to have won a game of pool. "Well now," said the tiger slickly. "You
have won the game, but wont be able to spend it...."
The cat was not at all afraid at him. In a split second, she jumped upon the
table and shoved a hand-cannon into the tigers face.
" Oh yeah?" said the cat, sternly, "Well you wont be able to spend the rest
of your life if you pull that trigger."
The cat was a creamy yellow color with short, fluffy tawny hair. Her eyes
were half blue and half green. She wore a red lined blue bikini top and
jeans. Her tail was extreamely puffy as well.
Slowly, the tiger put down his gun. Once he did, the cat leaped off of the
table. She put the money into a small pouch and slung it over her back. As
she was about to leave, the tiger picked up the table and threw it at her.
Seemingly out of nowhere, a blue serpent pulled her out of the way before
the table crashed to the ground. The serpent stood in front of the cat as a
"Isnt there a better way to solve this than with violence?" demanded the
The tiger lowered his eyes at him. "Yeah. If I take this .77 and shoot you
in the face." Before the tiger could make his next move, the serpent s left
eye became a crimson color. He began to suck in air. His blue cheeks looked
as if they were about to burst. "Water Slash!" he mumbled trough his swelled
cheeks. Then in a split second, a burst of water came from his mouth. The
full pressure of the water pushed the tiger into the back wall. He dumbly
got up and gave a short glance at the serpent. Then the tiger fainted and
collapsed to the floor.
Unexpectively, Giga and two red serpents crashed through the bar door.
Giga smiled sneakily. "Well, Leviathan. This is the last place I'd expect to
see you at." he said. Giga turned his head to Cleo and Leo. "Well isnt it
my lucky day... the sphere is here and the son of Dire is here...". Everyone
gave a gasp and stared at the serpent. "Redeth, take the sphere" Giga
ordered, "And Cacti, get Leviathan... dont kill him. Dire wants his son
alive....." Before Redeth could turn around, Cleo was up to his face. Cleo
made a fighting stance. "Siamese Kick!" she shouted and gave a hard kick
into Redeths scaly face. The serpent was only stunned at her deftifying
kick. The cat took up her hand-cannon and shouted, " Cannon bomb!" and shot
out a small black bomb at Redeth. With a cinnabar explosion, the bomb hit
Redeth and blew him to pieces.
Leo ran to Levis aid and took a hold of Cacti's neck. Cacti slashed his
claws at Leo to pry him off, but Leo kept his grip on Cacti's neck and
avoided his attacks.
With yellow and red sparks around Leviathan he gave a shout of the
words, " Curative Magic!" He put his hands in front of himself and a an aura
of vermilion light surrounded this hands. Then a large beam of light came
from them and blew Cacti into the wall as Leo jumped off his neck. The
serpent gritted his teeth as Leviathans magic pushed him into the wall.
Cacti was being crushed into the bar wall. Leviathan gritted his own teeth
and tightly closed his eyes. Large drops of sweat was coming down from
Leviathans face. Leviathan suddenly stopped and Cacti fell to the ground.
Enough is enough..." he said.
Everyone in the bar fell silent. Leviathan turned around and was beginning
to leave when suddenly Cacti jumped up and lunged forward at him. Cacti had
his rusty claws in front of his face, ready to push them into Leviathans
back. Leviathan was about to turn around to attack but Cacti had pinned him
to the ground. Leviathan gave out a screech of pain as Cactis claws dug
into Leviathans back. Cacti took a mug of liquor and forced the liquid down
Leviathans throat. Leviathan stopped his struggling and passed out before
Cacti. Giga had taken the Desert Rose and was running around with it,
trying to get away from the raging Cleo who had her claws swinging to get
" Im gonna kill you chowder-headed, meat-loaf brained, screwed up, sleazy
tuft of feathers! Wait until I get my claws on you!!"
Cleo took hold of Gigas legs and he fell to the ground. "KWAAAAA!!" Giga
shouted. When he had fell, he dropped the sphere and it bounced on the floor
a few times. Cleo gave a sigh of relief. Then suddenly, a slitted, reptilian
eye appeared on the crystal. Cleo could only stare at it. Cacti and Giga had
tied Leviathan tightly up with rope, put a metal collar around his neck and
put him inside a sack. Silently, Cacti and Giga snook out of the bar. Cleo
could not move her eyes away from the sphere.This is what she saw:
It was Mau. Her blond, silky hair was swaying in the Titanian wind as she
raced through the desert. Her fur was a dark violet and she wore a ripped
shirt and pants. She was heavily breathing and sand was everywhere. It
seemed as if it had no end.
Soon enough after running and panting, ahead of her was a large temple. Due
to the cat-like sculptures at the entrance, it had to be the temple of Mai,
the fire goddess. Once Mau arrived inside of the temple, she had slowed down
her pace. Wall after wall she passed was full of mysterious symbols.
Especially one of them. Mau stopped in front of it and grinned for some odd
reason. It was a ball which looked as if it had electricity running through
it. She passed it and walked until the was in front of a small pyramid. She
pushed in the top of it. The top of the pyramid sank down into the bottom.
There was a control panel were the top had been. Without a moments
hesitation, she pushed a few buttons. The three sides of the pyramid slowly
went down to the ground. Were the pyramid was, there was a stand. The end of
the stand was a paw full of razor-like claws. It was holding what the
mysterious symbol was. A pink crystal sphere with bolts of vermilion light
stirring inside of it. Mau instantly took it from the claw. Then suddenly a
dark shadow was over her. She jumped aside as the claw of it slashed down on
the ground before her. She did a flip and landed on the ground with her paws
tightly clenched. It was a blood red serpent. His teeth were almost all red
as well. Mau ran from him as fast as she could. She suddenly stepped on
The temple was beggining to collapse. She ran as fast as she could away from
the reptilian, but he was gaining on her.
There was a ditch in front of her path which seemed almost endless. She
turned around and saw the crumbling temple and the serpent. Without a
moments hesitation, she jumped straight over the ditch, and caught the edge
of the end. She tried to get up, but the serpent grabbed her legs and pulled
here down into the pit. She muttered the strange word again, "KYSCA!".......
Leo pulled Cleo away from the view of the crystal. "CLEO! LEVIATHAN WAS
CAPTURED WHILE YOU STARED AT THE STUPID BALL!"
"Yeah. Me and Townie tried to follow them, but they disappeared!"
The cat clenched her right paw and posed.
"Townie is me"
"Well, that ball....shows that...Mau is...a ghost..."
"Yeah, and I am Frank Sinatra"
"I hate you, Leo. What I mean is that when Mau got the sphere, she was
dragged into a pit by one of Dires attendant thingies..and when she fell,
she said Kysca again...."
" My buddy By might know what it means" said Townie, enthusiastically,
"Hes a total brainy person."
"By? What kind of name is that?"
" Its short for Byron"
"Never heard that name either"
"Well no one expects the Spanish inquisition...."
"What's that mean?"
" I dunno."
"Ahh ahh ahh ahh stain alive, stain alive...."
Giga was doing a victory dance while Cacti was adding more chains onto
Leviathan. "Haha! And it was soooo easy too! Im gonna be Dires first
intendant. Ooh yes I am! Oo yes I am!" he crooned to himself. Cacti slitted
his eyes. "Shut up, will you?! Dire wont change you to first attendant if
you keep on acting like a fool!" Cacti shouted at the dancing raven. "He IS
a fool. NOW LET ME GO!!NOW!!!" shouted Leviathan as loud as he could. The
metal collar around his neck made is attacks useless. If he tried to use
one, the collar would tighten its grip on the serpents neck.
"A fool?! Well well see what daddy think of that, calling is first
attendant a fool. See? Never under-estimate my power..."
"*sweat drop* I cant wait to deliver the brat to the boss. Hey Cacti! Were
gonna camp out by the waterfall so we can play, "Toss the Levi off the
" Giga, you will never be first intendant with this kind of stupidity"
" I know! We can play, "Unchain the Levi and kill the Giga"!"
"Yeah! I mean....no!!"
The three went up to a small house in the jungle. Townie pushed Leo out of
the way before he could knock on the door. "You know, My and By have a
secret knocking code so plug your ears." replied Townie. Cleo and Leo pet
their paws over their ears and saw(and heard) Townie shoot the door with her
cannon. The door was blown to bits. "Hi Townie....Come in...*sigh*"
When the three came in there were contraptions all over the place. Right in
the middle of the mess was a tan colored cat with glasses and blue and
"Hi, but next time, can you not blow up the door? You know, there is a door
" *sweat drop* uh...okay....heh.."
"Dont touch it.....flammable pizza"
"Flammable pizza. It can catch on fire.."
Byron looked up from his invention to Townie. "What brings you here?" he
asked. "Do you know what "Kysci" means?" asked Townie. "Kysca" corrected
Byron. "Uh, yeah. Thats what I meant.."
Byron went up to a pile of books and began to sort through them.
"Sociable Electronics, Household imprints, Helicopter Blueprints, Calvin and
Hobbes...aha! Unknown Languages!"
Byron blew the dust off of a thick, rotted book. He sat down on the floor
and began to flip through the pages.
"Chico, Seiko, Kisko, here it is, Kysca. But waiiit a second....The
description is faded out, I cant figure what is says...."
Byron went to his computer and scanned in the page. "Townie, can you
hold this book?" Byron asked. "Sure..." Byron gave the book to Townie and
she fell to the floor.
"Its coming out Townie...my computer is unfading the description"
" My poor face....."
"It says that "Kysca" is the Titanian term for "rebirth". When a goddess
turns mortal and is about to die, shouting the word "Kysca" returns her as a
goddess. A god is only able to be mortal two times as well...."
Cleo just stood there gawking. "Cleo" asked Leo, "What is it?". Cleo
While Cleo was on the floor with Leo trying to wake her up, Byron handed
Townie some weapons and items.
"These are ice-resistent bombs.They will blow up if touched by ice...."
" Then why are they called, "Ice-Resistent" bombs?"
" I dunno *shrugs*. These are well, your standard bombs and remote mines."
"So, what else will you need?"
"Well these fellas will need something to find these crystal sphere things"
Byron handed Townie a metal shard.
"This was passed down from my family. It will locate the crystal spheres but
wont pinpoint them."
" You know about them?"
" Better believe it. Ive read about every book on that stuff."
" Of course........* rolls eyes*"
" But I need to warn you about something.....each sphere is guarded by
"How pleasent. Well, me and these guys will try and find the one here.
"Your welcome, Townie"
Cleo was just awakening from her trance. "Noooo!! The blender is gonna
"Cleo! Snap out of it!"
" I cant believe I insulted Mai, I cant belive it...."
" I can....."
" I HATE you."
"Sorry, sorry. Dont kill me......"
"Dont you get it Leo? Mau was the mortal being of Mai!! She got the
Desert Rose from her temple, knew the code, was rebirthed two times as well!
It was Mai!!"
" Oh my god......"
" Hey lets go! Dires gonna get the spheres first if you dont get up!!"
" LETS? Townie, were going by ourselfs...."
" And get eaten alive by monsterous gaurdians? I am coming, no matter
what, so tough."
" Cleo, can we trust her?"
" Why not? I cant trust you."
So Cleo, Leo and Townie head to the Klieth temple to retrieve the seconed
cyystal sphere, the Jungle Lily.......
To be continued.......
(ending theme: Sting:Desert Rose (up-beat version)