Winter, spring, summer, and fall pass by in a glimpse of time. The sun rises early to bring life to shine in Emerald village as a new day begins again. Alistor is seen sleeping nicely and soundly unwilling to leave the bed as footsteps are heard approaching upstairs. Maigashi and Auroa are talking to each other as they wake him up.
"Are you sure we should be doing this? Asked Auroa. "Don't you think he already had enough for our amusement?"
Maigashi smirked as Auroa continued to smile with that creepy look at him. He sighs as they get continue walking upstairs.
"This time, I'll have the last laugh."
Auroa sighed at him.
“Don’t you always get the last laugh already? So it won’t make any much of a difference.”
They make their way to the door to ensure Alistor is still asleep. He begins to chuckle inside.
"It doesn't matter; this is what amuses me for some fun," Auroa whispered. "Guess some things never change."
They both approach quietly inside Alistor's room, and they open the door. Alistor is still sleeping happily.
"On the count of three, we will jump on him," Maigashi whispered.
“Why three?” Auroa wondered.
Maigashi gets annoyed and puts one hand on his face. "You and your superstitions for over numbers. Fine, we'll do a count to four, then?"
“Sounds good to me.” He nodded.
Maigashi starts the count as Auroa gets the water ready close by. Maigashi removes the blanket carefully without him noticing. They counted to four before they took action. Maigashi and Auroa jump into Alistor's bed to give him a rude awakening. From downstairs a loud yell can be heard from upstairs is heard as master Sairori cheerfully drinks his tea.
“Alistor must be awake now. Time to give him his daily errand whenever he gets down.”
He continues to drink his tea in waits for them to get downstairs. From upstairs, Alistor continued to struggle as the two pinned him down. He orders Auroa to hand over the water. Alistor continues to fight and yell as Maigashi brings out a water bucket.
“No! Not that! Ahhh!”
Alistor breaks free from them as they both run off. Alistor gets himself cleaned up and ready for the new day to begin.
"This is the fourth time this month," Alistor mumbled.
He continues washing his face and ponders about the final battle involving the Labyrinth and Aggerona Empire.
"I somehow survived the worst of the Vilevelious Emperor of the Aggerona Empire."
The emperor’s last words haunted him.
"He claimed to have another brother who would avenge him. I was only lucky to survive. I didn't have the power to defeat him at the time."
Alistor finishes washing as he opens the window across to get a view. A cloud shaped close to his friend Bamboo catches his mind.
"If it wasn't for Bamboo, I wouldn't know where I'd be."
Flashbacks of Bamboo are seen throughout his last adventure.
“I could wonder how he's doing now…."
He then hears Sairori calling him and heads downstairs. Alistor makes his way down the stairs to find Sairori having an errand for him to run. Auroa and Maigashi were at the side of the tables eating breakfast. Maigashi continued to snicker at him while Auroa just smiled. Sairori tells Alistor about a package waiting for him with Alshrya.
“Don’t run off to procrastinate somewhere on your way. I need that package as soon as possible.”
Alistor gives Sairori a look and heads out the door. Maigashi looked back at Auroa.
“He’ll probably be late as usual?”
“He was always late.” Auroa shrugged.
Sairori looks back at them, listening to their conversation as they finish breakfast. Back outside, Alistor makes his way out. Emerald village blooms with life even in the winter. Lights of plant life can be seen downtown. As he continues, he finds his friend Katty doing his daily training routine.
"Well, this is the first I see you up this early." Katty pestered. "So, what are you up to?"
Alistor gives off an unmotivated expression.
“I got a boring errand to run back at Mathias. Got to pick up a package with this Alshrya guy. Whoever he is.”
Katty is seen slashing through a couple mannequins.
"Well, you should get going. We can catch up later back at Sairori's place."
"Sounds good. "I'll see you later, Katty."
His friend suddenly slips in midair, looking back. Alistor makes his way out of the village into the vast field of Mathias. Alistor suddenly notices something missing for a brief moment.
He looks back to find Maigashi in front of him.
“You forgot your sword again.” You should stop forgetting so we don’t have to keep reminding you.”
A sign of relief was seen on his face.
"Thanks, Maigashi. That would have been bad for me."
"Whatever." Maigashi waved while Alistor left off.
The Kabuki Coliseum could be seen in the background.
"Well, guess I may as well get over with this task then."
He walks casually through the field. Both hands are behind his head while looking up at the sky.
"I still wonder where I came from. I don't even know who my parents are. Sairori and everyone around there is my only family. Oh well, it's better than nothing.
He suddenly comes across the old path to his school. Now abandoned and left in ruins due to the battles with Aggerona.
“Mr. Rare…wherever you all. We’ll get you one day.”
As he continued walking, Rare's words came back to him.
"When we last crossed. It was during that Arcade incident. Rare mentioned a promise to fulfill and couldn't say more. It just doesn't make sense!"
He quickly clears his mind and forgets about it. As he gets closer to the kingdom, he remembers hearing Tannen would be down there to rendezvous.
“It’s been a while since anything out of the ordinary. Let’s hope it stays that way for now.”
Deep in the depths of outer space, a massive machine fortress is seen orbiting around the rings of Jupiter. There seems to be nothing active with life as it silently floats. Deep inside, a colossal supercomputer is seen as the only light source with a timer. Counting down with only a few minutes left.
Back on Mathias, Alistor arrives at the gateway of the kingdom. With no hesitation, he makes his way through the crowd to meet Alshrya near the front garden of the castle. Alshrya was seen whistling a jolly tune while watering plants.
He notices Alistor and gets up and his back. "There you are, boy, so you're here for that package Sairori wants, I assume."
Alistor was baffled, putting one hand behind his head.
"Yeah, I'm here to pick that package up."
"So, how's that old fellow doing? He hasn't joined me for a cup of coffee for a while. Has he been busy?"
"Oh, Sairori has been busy with things, but I don't know what. I'll be sure to tell him about it."
Alshrya gets out the package and hands it to Alistor, all wrapped up and neatly tight. The two continue to converse a bit.
Back in space, Tick tock! Tick tock! The computer voice begins to initiate a countdown.
"All system ready! Three! Two! One! The main engine initiates, restoring all system backup and memory. System auto recovery success."
Power begins to emit as flames start to burn through the pipes. The sounds of engines roar through the base. Different types of machines begin to awaken throughout the whole fortress. In the throne room, a mechanized king awakens. The King pounds the ground with his staff shaking the ground.
“No one makes a fool out of Baronia!”
Another man appears from behind.
“So we finally awaken after all these years.”
"Ah, doctor, there you are. Report on how long we've been asleep."
The doctor chuckled and quickly checked the systems out.
“It seems we’ve been asleep for nearly half a millennia.” He gestured.
The King was suddenly outraged.
"What!" They put us to sleep that long? Those bastards shall pay for this for crossing with us. Where in the bloody hell are we, doctor?"
Dr. Page rechecks the monitors.
"It seems our fortress winded orbiting around one of Jupiter's rings, my king."
"So not only did they shut us down but sent us away? Well, doctor, we have quite some work to do. Set our course back to Mathias. We have some unfinished business."
The doctor begins setting on course to Mathias. The King walks out of the throne to view his massive force waiting. Monsters and pawns are seen lined and ready.