Chrono Trigger: The Lost Force Chapter 7

Saving Magus

By Dragoon Taryn

The End of Time

Taryn awoke with a start. It seemed like she had been sleeping forever. "Hey, where are you guys?" she called.

Crono, Lucca, Marle and Robo entered the room. "You're finally awake!" Marle exclaimed, relief in her voice.

Taryn rubbed her head. "How long have I been asleep?" she wondered.

"About a day. We thought you weren't going to wake up," Lucca informed her.

Taryn yawned. "So, what are we supposed to do now? I mean, how can we save Magus?"

"Well, we've been working on a way to save him, and Gaspar found out where Zovak's hideout is," Robo quickly filled her in.

Taryn jumped to her feet. "Great! Let's get going!"

Crono shook his head. "Uh-uh, not right now. We're all still tired, and besides, we can't just go bursting into his hideout. That's kind of direct, isn't it?"

"Who cares?" Taryn demanded, grabbing her scythe, "One of our friends is being held hostage by a psycho, and you just want to sit around and wait for an 'indirect' plan to pop into your heads? That's not the way I work buddy."

Crono sighed. "We had a feeling you would feel that way, so we had to come up with a plan to keep you from getting killed. Come on guys."

The four surrounded Taryn, took her scythe, and tied her to a chair. "I really like this plan," Lucca told Taryn.

"Thanks a lot. Now come on, untie me!" Taryn whined, "You can't just tie me to a chair and leave me here."

"Well, we'll have to for the time being, we don't want you running off and getting killed," Crono explained.

"Oh goodie. Well, since I'll be hanging around, you guys might as well tell me the plan," Taryn urged.

"Okay. Now here's the plan," Marle began.

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???? (Zovak's Hideout)

"Haha, I am all powerful!" Zovak declared, "And now Magus shall give me his power!" He pulled out his staff and realized the crystal was glowing. Now, why would the crystal be glowing? He thought, then remembered that that Taryn girl had hit it with lightning. He looked into the crystal, expecting to see Magus' face. Instead, Taryn's face was in the crystal. "WHAT! This is an outrage!" he yelled, then stormed out of the room towards the dungeon.

Dalton was in the Magus' cell, taunting him. "Soon you will be gone, miserable Prophet, and I will be immortal!"

Magus didn't speak. "Oh, come now Magus, there's no need to be shy. You might as well say your last words now," Dalton laughed.

Just then Zovak stormed into the cell. "Ah, there you are brother. Shall we begin the energy draining?" Dalton asked.

Zovak didn't look happy. "There's been a mistake. This loser isn't the powerful one. This," he shoved the crystal into Dalton's face, "Is the powerful one."

Dalton stared at it. "This.... teenager is the powerful one? That's just great. Now what should we do? Kidnap her? Make a switch?"

"No. They will surely come for their friend, and we can take her to my other hideout," Zovak planned.

"Well, if there's one thing that's sure about you Zovak, " Dalton stated, "It's that you always have a back-up plan.

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???? (Outside Zovak's Hideout)

"Are you guys ready?" Crono asked, pulling out his Rainbow.

They all said yes, then Marle casted Ice2 to freeze the door, and Crono casted Lightning2 to break the iced door.

"Well, that was easy," Marle remarked.

"Famous last words," Taryn muttered.

Then the group entered Zovak's Hideout and ran towards the dungeon.


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