The Gear of Time Shift was powerful to say the least, wherein it ended with Shinrona here in the outskirts. He sighed heavily, now standing before the Twelve Houses of the Twenty Four Elders and looked up to the Pisces, of which was his Origin,
"I suppose it is Time to Receive from the Other Side of the Dream...?"
What He and Shintsuki had done was nothing short of... Ground breaking. And for causing such a disturbance in the Universe... He supposed that he was going to have to stand before the Court.
The Twin Fish spiraled out of their House as a projection of their beings; an energetic light filled with their elemental affinities of Light, Dark and Water converged into an ambiguous aqueous amorphous mass shifting between black and white in opposite directions at such a high speed, it looked to be a blur, as if flickering in and out of reality, as a tachyon.
Koi Koi Pisces: You Are Aware That There Is No Going Back, Correct...?
Koi Yin: You Know Too Much.
Koi Yang: You're Far Too Close.
He chuckled nonchalantly, with confidence, even, of his knowledge and foresight, "... Be that as it may..." he started off politely, not wanting to sound haughty nor arrogant, or perhaps even so far as Prideful in his speech, manner and tone, "... It seems as though whatever method I am using gets us that much closer; closer than anyone has ever been. Except for..." He trailed off, looking up to the sky and narrowing his eyes seriously before bowing his head solemnly, remaining silent all the way through.
"... Regardless," he snapped back, gazing his primordial elder in the essence, "There are no repercussions. No... No ramifications. No retribution. Only unencumbered growth." He extended his hand outward, casting a projection of 'The Veritas' by drawing down its image in digital form, "As you can see from our seed..." He smiled, chuckling just as softly as before, but this time for more warmly.
"You couldn't possibly tell me that you're afraid to... Finish freeing your brethren?"
Koi Yin: You're just like your Father.
Koi Yang: And His Father Before Him.
Koi Yin: That Is How They Became Who They Are.
Koi Yang: By Failing.
Koi Koi Pisces: Though, Granted, You Have Cleaned They And Their Mistakes As Well As Your Own...
Koi Yin: You Must Not Fail.
Koi Koi Pisces: Or Else.
They shifted outward toward him, now circling about as a single wave; invisible to the Eye due to the combined transparencies of both Light and Dark blending into the form of whatever Light or Darkness they wished to Project or Withhold within themselves. They surrounded him in a mirror-like dome that was also transparent, completely invisible to the eye and forged of themselves.
Koi Koi Pisces: What Do You Need To Continue?
"Fifty Shades of Green," he said with a smirk, "... Including the Blue hues, too." He winked casually and chuckled lightly, more to himself than anything... Since he wasn't aware if the Pisces were going to completely understand he and his intent.
"Whatever I'm asking for at the time is enough. No more, no less. I know the Rules and so do You, which is why we're even talking right now. Isn't that right?"
The Constellations held a great deal of information; stars trapped with age old information, some as merely projections seeking a host before their lights fade away along with the star that had stretched itself that far across the cosmos searching for its vessel.
"... Besides. There are A Few Things I Know That Even You Elders Don't... Last I Checked." He chiefly chuckled heartily, as if nothing but a joke among chums. It was clear that he was very much prepared to offer them everything for this opportunity.
"What do you say? I'll even help awaken the other Stars and help them return to their New Houses in the Flesh. That's what you all needed help with, right?" He shrugged his shoulders and left it up in the air, not saying anything else from there, but looking all around with sharpness and alertness under the guise of his halfhearted stare.
Pisces was started that the man even knew that much on his own. They hadn't heard a human speak of such manners in Knowledge and Understanding in quite some time... Since the time where they ruled over their planet as their guardians.
Koi Yin: So You Know, Then...
Koi Yang: Of The Coming of The Ancient Serpent...?
Koi Koi Pisces: The Thirteenth; Ophiuchus?
The Fabled Dragon Clan Progenitor. Where the spirits of the Dragons that were cast off into the shadows for their pride. Though their Sacred Beast remained as a representative in his Divinity, the remainder of the Tribe was extinguished and sent into the Shadows for their cold-blooded crimes. Yet, there would come a day where they would return with that of their Astrological Elder of which they are Born Under, much like the others.
Koi Koi Pisces: Only The Feathered Wings of the Great Phoenix May Subdue The Serpent. And When The Serpent Bearer returned to Unleash The Ancient Serpent... By Only His Wings Alone Will It Return to His Talons.
Something that perhaps the others would not understand.
Koi Yang: We have already sent Two to embark on the Awakening of the other Elders. Though...
Koi Koi Pisces: ... We Are Open To Suggestions.
At that moment, all that was within the barrier would disappear and become nothing but Sound Only inside of the concentrated area that none could permeate thanks to the Pisces Mirror Shield.
*fades with a bow*
After an obscure matter of time distorted by the barrier created by the Pisces' shield, the two of them would suddenly slow their spin and come to a gentle swirl, as if swimming gracefully through water, thus dispelling the barrier and given them form again as the Black fish and the White fish.
Koi Koi Pisces: We See and Understand your Methods. You are trustworthy with handling this Scenario.
Koi Yin: Do as you Will to guide the Children.
Koi Yang: We Will handle the Young One.
Koi Koi Pisces: Hurry. Before the Thirteenth returns...
Shinrona closed his eyes with a soft-hearted smile upon his face, chuckling casually to himself. "... I'm not so sure he isn't already here, Gentlemen." He knew that the Pisces had been watching in their Moon Mirrors. They were able to generate perfect simulations of reality just by placing a light inside of a room full of mirrors; a sun in space. They'd been sheltering this one, perhaps because they deemed him worthy...?
"The Dragons are returning," he said rather promptly, "... I can feel their presence, even within the Tensei Clan. I know that must mean that they're popping up in the others, as well." He knew now powerful a force to be reckoned with they were. The Ancient Ones. He Knew What Their Guardian Was Like. "Ophiuchus is trying to slip his way back into the Zodiac." He was well aware of what that one's presence was. The Serpent-Bearer. "... Perhaps... We should see what it's like, hm?" He wondered how much the Pisces trusted him in his judgment, if they truly did deem him worthy of such a mission. "... Gentlemen...?"
Immediately the Pisces seemed shock at this man's suggestion, as well as his knowing. He was capable of seeing the Pisces and their power beyond just this realm of influence, in in all of them as they came. It seemed as though his Eyes were true. Yet, they were still uncertain.
Koi Yin: ... You want us to allow the Humans and Dragons to have such influence in the Heavens?!
Koi Yang: You... Are aware of the calamity that the Humans caused before as Sacred Beasts, correct? Those that handled those Serpents, under their Serpent-Bearing Sign of the Sun, Ophiuchus?!
It was clear that the Serpent-Bearer was not the 'Serpent' itself; the Dragons and the Snakes existed in the Zodiac already as they were, but the commanders, those who were able to tame and control them, the Humans, were the ones that were previously removed and stripped of their powers.
Koi Yin: Before, the Humans used the power of the Dragons and Snakes for evil. Though they are still powerful, the serpents are much more of a controlled threat when not commanded by the Humans.
Koi Yang: All we Sacred Beasts and Astrological Signs are amplified by the power of the Humans. Once they choose one of us to empower, it gives us a dominion over the others that none can surpass; not even together as a unit.
They feared the power of the Humans as well as the Sacred Beast that they kept; the Cats. They were the misfits of the Sacred Beasts and thus, as the Humans who are aligned under the Serpent-Bearer were removed from the Zodiac along with Ophiuchus for abusing the power of the Dragons and Snakes, so too were the Cats under Bastet, the Forbidden Sacred Beast.
Koi Koi Pisces: What you are requesting is... Mayhem among the Celestial Bodies.
"Be that as it may..." he responded loftily, never losing his smile nor his elegant demeanor, "... Is it not fair to at first see if they have changed? To give them a chance to prove themselves good in the Heavens?" Though their past may have been destructive and discordant, it was to say that they, as well as all the Stars, were just babes at the time and knew not of what they did. "Now that the Natural Order is being restored, it doesn't seem very Natural nor Orderly to leave out ANY of those that exist in the Heavens..." He laughed lightly, gazing both his Guardians in the eyes with genuine care, yet kept a face of serenity as he spoke, "... Including the 25th and 26th Elders. The 13th Zodiac Signs of Sun and Moon." As it stood, they were imbalanced, and would remain as such until all was made proper.
"If it turns out that they cannot handle a spot in the Heavens again, then by all means, I will even assist in their extermination. However, if the Serpent-Bearers and the Cats are able to assume their rightful place in tandem and respect to the others... There shouldn't be a problem." He crossed his arms, a smirk widening on his face, "... In fact. If they fall into place correctly, it should create an order in the Heavens that will bring about Harmony throughout all the Cosmos simply from them being there, will it not?" Yet, he was aware of how the Serpent-Bearer, Ophiuchus, had to be summoned... All the Stars of the Constellation needed to be joined together as one correctly to even be able to witness his true form; the form of the Human in the Zodiac dominating the Dragons.
"If Ophiuchus does not live up to his potential, the Dragons will overcome him again and wreak havoc, just as they did before. But if he has grown stronger, then will he not be the one to subdue the serpents and follow the Universal Law this time?" Man was the only being that was not designated to follow the Universal Order, which was why they were revered as most powerful, but also removed as most destructive. "They've been learning how to control themselves in their ignorance on their planet. I'm sure that when they discover their Place in the Universe, they will Return to the Stars, as well." That was the price to pay for being the exception to the rules.
"You say you trust me, and I'm asking you to prove it to me here and now. Am I worthy in your sight? Are my words wise to your ears and honest in your hearts? If so, please grant this request as I send for the collection of the 12 Sacred Beasts and 12 Zodiac Signs that govern them."
The man's wisdom was more profound than they'd recognized, even to go as far as to outwit the current most wise and powerful of the Zodiac as it stood, the Pisces. With it, they wondered what his own affinity was... Though he was clearly under their Sign, they feared that he might be...
Koi Koi Pisces: ... We Give Our Blessings, But Reserve Full Judgment Until The Full Court Has Returned To Place.
That was all they could do at the moment. Until all 24 Elders were returned to establish the fullness of the Heavenly Court, they could only give the strange man their blessing, which he needed to receive from all the others, as well.
Koi Koi Pisces: As We Have Said, Do What You Will With The Children That Seek The Light Of The Stars. If You Know A Way To Awaken The Others More Quickly, We Will Assist As Often As Possible And Instruct The Others To Do So, As Well.
They could feel that the Taurus had awakened not long after Virgo, as well as the Rabbit that moved under the Virgo's sign.
Koi Yin: Some Are Already Activating.
Koi Yang: You Are Dismissed Whenever You Are Prepared.
Koi Koi Pisces: Go. Help Us. We Ask This Humbly As We Give You The Stars And The Heavenly Ocean.
A tidal wave of black and white would spread from the Dwelling, seemingly littered with stars in the darkness and numerous vibrant colors in the white side. After being swept away by it, the man would appear wherever he wished to be, carried off in the tsunami's wave that would flood the cosmos by the Pisces. Their Will was with Him and the one who had been given the entire Zodiac.
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