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"Er...Lucy, that actually happened," Naomi replied with a chuckle. Lucy then opened her eyes abruptly and got up quickly. "Damn!"
"Anyway, that's behind us now," Naomi continued as the rest of the gang woke up. "Right, when you're all ready, we can - Wait, we haven't had breakfast yet, have we?"
"Well, even if we wanted to, we still couldn't. All of the food and water we had has been either drunk or burnt by the fire," Naglad replied, standing up. Lucy and Naomi did the same, with the others.
"Oh. Well I'm sure we can get some if we go back to our hut," Naomi responded, glancing at Lucy with a look that asked without Naomi speaking if it was okay to do so.
"Yeah, we can," Lucy answered, smiling at Naomi. "Come on then. Let's hope we won't encounter anything bad along the way. We don't want trouble when we've only just woken up..."
They walked north, hoping and thinking it was the right direction to the portal - and it was. A few minutes passed and they could see a faint green glow in the distance, which meant that if they kept going that way, they would reach the portal eventually. One by one, they stepped through and a moment after they did, they saw Genielli emerging from behind a tree. The tree looked ancient, but it was beautiful compared to the others, which looked ugly - Naomi remembered the first forest fire and wondered if the trees' appearance came from that. Genielli looked quite worried from the expression on his face. "Hello Genielli. What are you doing here?" Naomi asked curiously.
"I saw this person with that same badge that was attacking my city, leading these humans, like you, into the portal whilst I was going towards the hospital. I crept behind the tree so that hopefully they wouldn't notice me, and luckily they didn't."
"Wait, just one person?" Naomi replied.
"Yes. Only one person with that badge thing."
"Anything else I should know? And the rest of Vetini Vati?"
"Erm...I don't think so. Anyway, I've got to run now. Bye."

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And with that Genielli quickly ran through the charred remains of the trees, his silhouette dissapearing soon after.
Naomi sat down on a fallen log that was nearby, Naglad following that action soon after, and Lucy doing that as well. Naomi laid her hands in her lap, clasped together, and looked at the floor, head not bowing, her expression showing deep thought. "But you told us, and I thought, you had killed them all?" Naglad questioned.
"Well, at least I thought so. That guy could possibly be part of another group," Naomi suggested. "But they must be really strong and tough to capture humans..." she added. She stood up again and let her hands drop by her sides. "Do you think we should get the nourishment later?" Naomi asked everyone. They all agreed so it wasn't long until each of them jumped back through the portal and landed in Dnalfle again.
Naomi was leading the group. She was standing in front of them all and walking in a fast pace, eager to get to their tents again, but even though she was deep in thought still. She also wanted to make another fire, as it was quite cold. She was about half-way to the tents when she bumped into the back of a man. "Hey, where do you think you're..." the man's voice began as he turned around and stared at the pack. It was Tivkean.
~What the heck is Tivkean doing here? I'm sure I killed him!~ Naomi thought nervously, her right hand reaching down to grip her blood-stained rapier, but not quite pulling it out of its sheath yet. ~Surely he was dead-wait a minute...if he's all on his own...~ As quick as a flash she turned her head to glance at the rest of them. By their faces they were all thinking the same thing as one another and Naomi.
~...then maybe I killed all of them except him? Then why wasn't he with the rest of his gang?~ Naomi wanted to think about this but there was no time, as Tivkean was already gripping his sword and pulling it out.

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"I knew it was you...you...you who killed my gang," he muttered, his eyes flashing with anger as he pulled his sword fully out of his sheath. That was when Naomi noticed something else.
Behind Tivkean there were probably a hundred, if not hundreds, of humans, all tied up in the same way the elves in captivity were. They looked exhausted and they also looked a bit beaten, as if Tivkean had whipped some of them or something like that. They each had ripped, torn clothes and were black and blue and green and any other colours that would be used to describe a bruise. But Naomi noticed two individuals. She recognised them somehow, but she didn't think they were like this the last time she saw them. Through their bruises and dirt Naomi made out two pairs of puddle-blue eyes, a head of long, dark brown hair and a head of light blonde hair. She then gasped silently, like she was gasping inside, as she finally realised who they were.
Lucy whispered to Naomi from behind. "Are they your...?" she hissed softly at her, but Naomi didn't answer as she was too gobsmacked to. That was when one of them, the female, waved gently to Naomi and mouthed, "Hi, sweetie".
"...My...parents?" Naomi whispered back, her lips trembling from those words.

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~-~Chapter 11~-~

Tivkean looked at the couple and then back at Naomi, his eyes glinting with what looked like slyness. He then looked at his sword and then back at Naomi's parents. Naomi was watching all this and let out a quiet, almost silent gasp when he did that. Quietly Tivkean sniggered.
"Take one step closer..." Tivkean warned, grinning, "...and I will do this." He walked over to the pair of humans and swung his sword to the left of the couple, the dad's side, so that the sword was covering both their necks. Naomi's mum was horrified. Her eyes were filled with scare and plead and the blue eyes were beginning to get glossy.
Naomi gulped. ~What shall I do?!~ she wondered nervously, shifting from one foot to the other. She bit her lip inside her mouth and gently lowered her hand from her sword. She turned her head and gazed at her group. They were looking back at her, waiting for her response. Naomi said nothing, not knowing what to do.
Suddenly Lucy stepped forward and reached out, her hand gently touching Naomi's right shoulder. She took out her sword with her other hand and gripped it tightly, so tightly the tips of her fingers went as white as cloud. She looked at Naomi, her eyes showing a gentle expression. "I'll go," she quietly said.
"What?" Naomi whispered, looking at her sharply. "What are you doing? You can't do that." Tivkean was looking at them curiously, slowly but surely lowering his sword from Jodie and John's necks, thinking that they weren't going to fight him any time soon. He couldn't hear what they were saying, even though their speech was pretty clear to hear although they were whispering.
Lucy glanced at Tivkean, then at Jodie, John and then her eyes rested on Naomi. "I'll fight him," she whispered softly. "If you do you're sure to get killed and if you don't fight him there's a chance he'll kill them anyway. I'll sacrifice myself."
Naomi reached forward and gave Lucy a quick hug.

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"Do you think you'll be able to fight him on your own?" Naomi asked.
"Well I should, but if I weaken these guys can help," Lucy replied with a smile as she turned her head quickly to look at the rest of the gang. They were watching the two, slightly smiling as if to say they were proud of Lucy for offering to fight him. She looked back at Tivkean, her eyes narrowing and letting her grip on her sword loosen a little. "Right. It's between you and me now," Lucy muttered as Naomi walked back to the group and gestured to get a distance away from the scene, but close enough to see what was happening. The gang followed Naomi to a rock about a metre in length and it was quite high so they hid behind it, their eyes looking out at what was about to happen.
"Now...let's end this once and for all," Lucy said confidently, holding the sword with both of her hands now, her left hand above her hand. She ran towards Tivkean, who was already surprised at what was happening and was taken aback, which meant he had little time to react.
Nevertheless he swung his sword and it connected with Lucy's, making a clash. Lucy tried to charge Tivkean again but he dodged it by leaping out of the way, the side opposite the humans chained up. Naomi peered out of the rock and between the captives and Tivkean. They seemed to have a chain attached to each other. She then saw a lock hanging from it, needing a key. She sighed and went back behind the rock, facing the rest of the gang. She discussed what they were going to do next for quite a while and they heard the two people fighting in the background. "Right. Let's hope Lucy wins this b-" She was stopped by the sound of swords clanging onto the ground and they didn't hear anything. ~That was sudden abruptment,~ Naomi thought curiously. She peered out of the bush again, with the rest of them doing so as well.
Lucy and Tivkean were both lying on the ground, their bodies caked in blood. Lucy's sword was in Tivkean and Tivkean's sword was...in Lucy.

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Naomi gasped and for the first time in months tears formed in her eyes as she ran towards Lucy, her arms outstretched as if to hug her. She had never realised how close she had got with her. Naomi knelt down in front of Lucy, not seeming to care about how Tivkean was and his state. She had also realised that she had never felt sadness once since she had come to Lucy's fighting lessons...a year ago. Her first fighting lesson with her. Memories flooded into her mind as well as tears. She hung her head over Lucy's body, sobbing. The rest of the Vetini Vati looked dissapointed with their facial expressions but even their eyes were watering slightly.
"Naomi..." a soft voice came behind her. Naomi for one moment thought it was Lucy but when she turned round her mother was standing a few metres away from her. "Mum...Dad..." Naomi managed a soft smile even though some of Lucy still littered her mind.
"We don't know how you've become like this..." John exclaimed gently. "And how you've grown. We almost didn't even recognise you until we saw Lucy with you, and then we knew that little girl standing at the front was you."
"Well, do you want to be set free or not?" Naomi joked. Although she wasn't really in a joke mood she still managed one.
"Well yes, have you got the key to our chains?" Jodie asked. Naomi ran towards Tivkean and after bravely managing to search Tivkean's body she found a small key. She tried it on the lock and it fitted perfectly. She unlocked the chains and the weights they were carrying slipped down their backs and fell to the floor with a loud clunk. That was when she finally ran forwards to her parents and embraced them with a hug, sniffing. "I'm so glad I can see you again..." Naomi sobbed, the tear tap turning on again.
"I'm so glad you managed to defeat that guy who was keeping us chained up," Jodie exclaimed, her eyes not seeming to water. She and Naomi glanced at Tivkean's body once again, littering the road.

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"Now come with me. I need to find the rest of the elves and set them free too," Naomi beckoned as she walked north and Jodie and John followed her, whilst the rest stayed behind and talked to each other, feeling surprised.
Naomi again, with her parents, saw elves standing up, not knowing where they were, in the distance. They just stood there which made it easier for Naomi to find them because if they were moving around it would make it harder for her. When she got there she saw they were exhausted. She quickly used the key to unlock the lock - this time it was on the first elf in the line - and they thanked her for that. She moved around the planet and eventually she set all of them free and she smiled at what she had done.
"You will be remembered forever," one of the elves said after Naomi had set them free.
"And what's your name?" Naomi asked, smiling and peering up.
"My name's Katy," the woman elf said timidly, shrugging slightly but still smiling.
"Well I'm glad I could help you. I wish I could stay but I've got to go back to where I was before I came here," Naomi explained sadly. "Bye." She waved and the elf waved back as the human girl showed her parents through the bright green portal before going in it herself. Then they returned to their own planet, and Naomi's parents showed Naomi the way back to her old home.

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~-~Epilogue~-~
As Naomi and her parents got closer and closer to their home, she realised that it was in shambles, it was ruined, crushed. Her eyes slowly swivelled around and studied the scene before her. All the other houses in the neighbourhood were like that. She then slowly walked towards the remains of her home and then ran towards it, her mouth open in shock. Her parents walked behind her and they didn't look very shocked at all, they just walked towards Naomi who was kneeling down again and they each put a hand on each of Naomi's shoulders, Jodie's on her right and John's on her left.
"Oh no! What's happened to our house?" Naomi cried, looking at her mum and her dad respectively, her eyes filled with sadness.
"The bandits destroyed it," John replied, sighing and looking at the ruins in front of them. Naomi sat and lay her face in her hands once more, not crying this time but just...thinking...
~-~
Two years passed, and Naomi's parents had bought a new home. Naomi was now 13 years old and she looked a little different, a bit taller, a bit slimmer, but overall her features looked the same as she did when she was 11. They had just moved into their new home and Jodie was rummaging through her things, sorting everything out. However, she forgot to put one thing in the box, which was bigger than most. Delicately, Naomi picked it up as she had to be careful with it. “Where did she get this from?” Naomi thought as she stroked it gently.
It was a sword.
Naomi turned her back to her mother, studying it closely. Jodie looked up and glanced at her for a second – and her eyes laid on the end of the sword, that was sticking out from the right-hand side of Naomi. Her eyes lowered and she sighed quietly.
Later that day, Naomi was eating her dinner with her parents when Naomi asked, rather cheekily, “Hey, Mum, Dad, why was there a sword in one of your boxes?”
“…Oh.” There was a sudden silence coming from the room, after John had uttered that single word.

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“Well…” Jodie finally said, brushing her hair back with her hand. “…It’s a long story.”
“Well, go on, you can tell me here, now, can’t you?” Naomi asked, munching.
“Okay, I’ll summarise it,” Jodie said, swallowing. “Erm…you know when the bandits came two years ago? They left a sword with the remains. So we’ve kept it for that same period of time, and then, when me and your dad went shopping yesterday, we heard the town crier say that there was more of those bandits coming along. What was the name again, John?”
“The Itav Initev, I think,” the voice of Naomi’s father came from across the table.
“Ah yes, them,” Jodie finished – finishing because she really had nothing else to say.
“I still don’t get why you kept it,” Naomi replied, sighing. “Why?” she repeated.
“We thought it would turn out useful in the future someday – and it did. Because we’re giving it to you. As a really late birthday present,” Jodie winked as she walked from the table into the hallway where all the boxes and storage were. She opened one of them and took out the sword, sheathed, and handed it to Naomi once she got back to the table. Naomi looked at it again. There was a strange word carved into the handle of it. She read it aloud.
“Melior,” she said, sounding a little confused. Then she turned to her mum. “But why give it to me? Why don’t you keep it for yourselves for defence?”
“Because we know you’ll protect us,” Jodie answered, laying a hand on Naomi’s shoulder. Naomi gave Jodie a gentle smile that showed she understood.
“…I guess. Those bandits probably won’t come anywhere near us any time soon though,” Naomi said quietly, putting her plate in the sink.
She was wrong.

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/\ THE LEGENDARY WARRIOR
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V THE ITAV INITEV SPY (PREQUEL OF ABOVE) IS ON THE NEXT PAGE

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