The Nomad hovered above the planet, taking in it's population and ascertaining it's secrets. Among the thousands that scurried in one particular city, only five interested it. For a long period of time- a second or two- it considered, briefly analyzing each of their powers and abilities. And finally, it decided, briefly sending forth it's will and taking one of them away.
It was pleased- or as pleased as a multiverse-traversing god could be. Surely no force could stand up to this new champion.
After a night of strange and disconcerting dreams, Hahli awoke. She blinked her eyes once or twice in the faint glow of her Ga-Metru home. Her quarters were just as she had left them the night before- a small apartment that overlooked the network of canals and streams that made up this district of the city. Her head was still bleary from her troubled sleep. She couldn't quite place it, but something seemed slightly wrong with her apartment. As if everything was too
neat, too perfectly placed.
She had had strange dreams that she couldn't quite remember, and she felt quite bleary. Perhaps Turaga Nokama will help me,
she thought to herself. Maybe I just need time to get over the death of Matoro,
she thought, remembering her noble teammate and his heroic sacrifice with a twinge of sadness and loss.
She opened the door. Ever since her transformation into a Toa and her return to the city, she had felt awfully awkward when she returned to her former home, and had to take care not to bump her head or winglike fins on the doorway. And she was an impressive sight- a tall and slender female warrior that resembled a mechanical combination of an angel and an armored scuba diver- indeed, she could quite easily breathe underwater thanks to her recent transformation by an ancient artifact.
As she stepped out and realized her surroundings, she froze. Instead of the large plaza that linked her home to the others, she instead found herself staring at a large, imposing hallway, totally unlike anything she had seen before. She found herself freezing up in fear, and she unsheathed her large claw and blaster to defend herself from whoever-or whatever- had sent her here. She felt her heart begin to race. Hahli turned around at looked at the door she had come from, which had slid shut.
Curiously, she reopened it, wondering if this was all some kind of bad dream. Inside was her chambers- or, at least, a perfect facsimile of her chambers. She turned her head and looked to the next door. That door was marked with an austere-sounding description of something... whatever lurked behind that door. Just where in the name of the Great Beings was
she? Whatever it was, she wasn't going to go back in there. She set off down the hallway, trying to find her way out.
"Hello?" she called. "Is anyone here?"
edited 17th Oct '10 12:08:12 PM by CrowT.Robot
Formerly known as Crow T. Robot.