My last entry for the
It had been a bittersweet victory for Alex, thought she did not show it. The battle withe Reuben had been long and harder than she ever thought. Even with a Believix Convergence, it hadn't been enough to defeat Reuben. What saved them was something Alex's father told her as a child. Every person has fire in them, the fire of their soul. It is a fire that can never be taken or put out because the soul lives on.
Alex being a fire element tapped into her's very quickly as did Rosi and Renai being the fairies of Love and Feelings, and the other Sweetix member's soon followed. That single spell, full of love, faith, hope...had overwhelmed Reuben and consumed him...leaving no more than pile of ash in the end. It was something his corrupted soul could not handle. While it left her sad to see someone soul so corrupted that it destoryed them in the end, it made her thing about home, her family,...what flamed her inner fire.
Alex knew the other Sweetix girl were down the hall preparing to leave to Rosi's wedding, chattering away She was invited and would go but the call of home was stronger. With all of them preparing for the wedding no one would really miss her. She quickly wrote a short note to the girls, who had become some of her good friends. She took a deep breath and left the school heading for town and the transport station. She was going home.
thank you for everything that you have done for me. But the time you read this I shall be on my way home. Rosi dont cry, Roe don't get mad, Hena...STOP WORRING! I know I should wait but I have to see the damage to my home for myself. I wish you all the best and Rosi, if Alexsander give you trouble...just tell him my "other Alex" will send her Asia...I swore she just a cat...hehe...I hope he can run fast! No really Asia's a sweetheart. And I wish you and Him all best Rosi. Thank you everyone for all you did. I do hope we get to meet again someday.
Renai looked at the other girls. "She's not wrong you do worry more than you should about her Hena." Hena just glared at her.
"I can't believe Alex just left. what it something wrong with her realm or it's too much for her to handle." Rosi said.
"Don't worry Rosi Alex isn't going to be facing this alone..." Roe said.
"what do you mean?" Rosi asked.
"To Phoenixia?" Bright asked standing up.
"To Phoenixia." Rowe said. "We can't let her face the damage of what happened alone. She needs us."
"What about the wedding."
"Alexsander can wait for bit long. We have one of our own to go retrieve first." Rosi said stand up. "Besides I hear Phoenixian Roses are some of the most enchanting!"
"Assuming there are any else." Mary said.
"Don't be such a stick in the mud Mary." Iris Said. "We'll have a lot to celebrate later tonight. A wedding, Reuben Defeats, and Alex's realm that is survived Reuben's cruelity."
"Sweetix to the Transport station...Than to the Capital Of Phoenixia...Adaven." Bright said.
Alex had arrived home just after dawn in her hometown of Adaven. She had no issues getting to the palace as the placae was pretty much deserted. Charred remains of buildings where here and there but it looked like most the city came out ok. But she had no idea where the inhabits of the city where. 'they likely exvacuated the city.'
Alex made her way the palace, there were no guards so it was easy to get in. but what struck her was the silence. it use to be filled with people walking around, friends, dignateries, scholars, friends who came to visit, and Asia....her beloved Asia what had come of her, better yet her parents.
Alex looked down at her clothes, being home under the hot desert sun made the feel heavy now for it was hotter there than back at fairy Hill, With a flick of her wrist Alex shed the heavier clothes and was now in more light clothing. Coral crop top with short long flowing skirt with two band of gold trim wrapping around the skirt hem, Gold earrings and gemstone necklace on too. She turned when she heard her name. She was surprised to see six girls...the other Sweetix memebers.
"What are you guys doing her." Alex asked as they ran over. "Rosi you shouldn't even be here you have a wedding to attend you all do."
"Well we can't have a wedding if we're missing one of own." Rosi said. "Alex you dont have to face this alone, We won't let you face it alone."
Alex paused touched by Rosi's words. "But Alexsander..."
"He can wait. I have lifetime to spend with him...right now this where we need to be."
"Hoping to get a look at some Phoenixian Roses Rosi?" Alex said, a smirk pull at the corner of her lips.
"Bonus?" Rosi said.
Alex laughed and hugged her friends in big group hug. If what Reuben said was true and her parents were gone, exspecially her father, she was glad they were here.
"Come on this way." Alex said leading them around. They searched the inside of the palace, and found nothing, only a few gurrds who were waking up from sleeping spell, and they found Asia who was very happy to see Alex. After giving Alex a dozen kisses, Asia sat perfect still as Alex slipped her collar back on.
"When you said cat I was thinking more house cat." Mary said looking at the full grown Cheetah in front of her.
"I thinks she's cute!" Renai said. "Oh did you miss her. I bet you did."
"As much as she would love the attention we need to stay focused." Alex said. "Come Asia."
Asia walked Happily along with the girls, who were getting a tour at the same time. The detail work on just about everything was well done, bold. some color others not but the attention to detail was amazing.
It was nearly noon by the time they reached the west side gardens. After four hours of searching the palace grounds and not one trace of her parents. "Alex...we need to head back soon. we can't search all day." Bright said.
"We can search tomorrow Alex, besides I'm hot." Roe said.
"Go back than." Alex snapped.
"We're not leaving without you."
"Than your out of luck because I am not leaving." Alex snapped.
"Alex..." Hena said softly.
"NO! LEAVE ME ALONE!" Alex said.
"Alex! Alex wait." Hena said but turned when Renai grabbed her arm. "Renai?!"
"Let her go. She's too upset right now to be reasoned with." Renai said.
"How long to do we wait?" Mary asked.
"Let give her half an hour. If she come with us great, but we can't force her to come back with us if she doesn't want too." Iris said.
Alex she ran as fast as she could through garden, emerging on the south side terrace. she could taste the salty tears that were running down her cheeks. They didn't understand. Reuben attached their school, not their homes like he did Alex's. She didn't understand why it was such a hard concept for them to grasp. Alex wiped her tears. Maybe Rowe was right, they could always come back. But what they still don't find anything. Alex looked up toward the spot she use to place and take walks with her parents as a child. So many memories where here it was so hard to walk away. As she walked towards it, even through her tear stained eyes she could see tow figure running towards her. It took her moment to focus her eyes on them. A man and woman running no, sprinting towards her.
A big smile came across her face as she recognized who they where, "MOM! DAD!" Alex called. She took off running not caring how un lady like she looked as she leap into her father strong arms before bursting into tears and crying into his shoulder.
"it's ok my dear." he said.
"I though you where gone...Reuben said...."
"Alex do you really think i would leave you my wild flame." her father said.
"We're just glad your safe Alex." her mother said cradling her in her arms. "my brave brave girl."
Alex dried her tears and smiled at her parents. "I want you to come and meet my friends from Fairy Hill."
"Fairy Hill?" Nelia asked. "What is Fairy Hill?"
"A school for fairies. it's where I meet the Sweetix girls. it was my safe place from Reuben."
"take us too them. I want to meet this group of girls who keep my wild flame safe."
"Armond your embarassing her."
"and I've missed it." he said kissing his daughter cheek. Alex rolled her eyes but smiled anyways.
"Now I see where Alex get her sarcasm from." Roe said.
"Mom dad. these are the other members of the Sweetix Club. That's Mary, Roe, Bright, Hena, Renai, and Rosi." Alex said as she put on arms behind her dad's shoulder and the one on her moms shoulder. "These are my parents, King Armond the ll and Queen Nelia."
"Welcome girls to Phoenixia!" Armond said. "I do wish it was in better condition. But none of that matter as long as this treasure here." he said putting an arm around his daughter. " Is safe and unharmed."
"She was in best of hands." Hena said.
"There are no words no gifts we could give to express how much the six of you looking over our daughter means." Nelia said. "Will you please stay and join us for dinner tonight."
"that's very kind of you your highness. but we have to leave shortly. we have a wedding to go to. Rosi is getting married."
"Oh how wonderful. Wait right here. I will be right back." Nelia said running off.
"Where is your mom going Alex?" Mary asked.
"Honestly, I have no idea. Hi Asia. yes I see you pretty girl." Alex said scratching her ears as she sat down next to her.
"Will you be coming with us? You are part of the wedding party you know."
"No I'm not..."Alex said shocked.
"Yeah you are... it was going to be surprise when you got there."
"I'm very flatted but..."
"She will honored to be part of it."
"What? But dad..."
"Alexandra. you have been invited to be a member of Rosi's wedding party. You can not turn it down. I will not allow it." Armond told his daughter.
"But I'm needed here to help rebuild." Alex protested.
"Alex, I love you and our people love you and I admire you dedication. But you need to be a teenage girl, your still a kid. You have plenty of time to be grown up but you only have a short amount of time to be a kid, go enjoy it."
"I would honored if you and wife would I attend." Rosi said. "I know it's kinda short notice."
"We would honored to Attend Rosi thank you." Armond said. He smiled and saw his wife.."I had feeling that is what you were getting."
"What?" Alex asked.
"These." Nelia said presenting Rosi with bouquet of roses, tied withe white ribbon. "These are white desert Anida Roses. Some of the rarest in all the realm in color and type."
Rosi couldn't believe what she was being presented with. She had only dream of these roses well for a long time. "Thank you very much your majesty."
"Your welcome. I bet you will make a lovely bride." Nelia said which caused Rosi to blush.
"You'll get to see her dear, Alex is not only in the wedding but we have been invited. as well."
"We're going to the wedding5?!" Nelia said. "I can't go like this I look horrid. Not to mention what am I going to wear.. Oh he better burned my favorite dress. when is the wedding."
"At 5pm at the Arona palace!"
"Only four hours to get ready?!" Nelia squealed.
"Nelia...it's fine. Run along girls we will see you tonight. Alexandra...mind you manner and temper."
"Dad...." Alex whine a little annoyed as the Sweetix girls chuckled.
"Go on Sweetix well be there. I promise."
Alex hugged both her parents tightly before running off with the other Sweetix girls to get ready for the wedding. She was in much better mood. She had good friends, her parents were safe, Asia was safe and her home was now safe.
"feeling better Alex." Hena asked.
"Much better. Onto the next adventure for the Sweetix." Alex said
"What's that?" Hena Asked.
"Rosi's wedding." Alex's said.
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