Galaxia Prime, Within Paradea......a Region of the First Realm.
She stood at the edge of the platform, before her was the vast complexity known to most as the universe of men. For a moment, she felt envious of mankind, sometimes she didn't feel like being a Celestial and residing within a dimension that humans could only see if she allowed them to. There was a time before she became a goddess that she did walk among men and aid in restoring peace. But those days had come and gone long ago. She'd cut herself off from thee never ending struggle to ultimately end evil and bring peace. To her understanding true peace within the realm hadn't been seen for over a thousand eons. She had never seen peace; everyone she had once known who stood for peace were gone.
So Viennashal Iminz, Goddess of the second kingdom stood and stared at the universe. She watched billions of humans live out their existence. It was her sworn life's duty as a Goddess of the realm. She had aided in many battles on mankind's behalf and prevailed. But she had made a choice to keep away for her own reasons. Many on the high council questioned her choice but it was hers to make. To many she was turning a blind eye, others knew what was really wrong. She was broken, seeing those whom she fought alongside perish took its toll. On the outside she appeared normal, just another Celestial who has lived for eons. Internally she was in agony because she didn't have the power to change time. Although, there were some who could, but she didn't even know if any of them still existed.
As she continued to gaze at the void of the space time, she heard a gasp of wind come from behind her. Something inside her said to turn around and see who it was, another part of her said to continue to look out at space and leave whomever it was be. But she couldn't not look; gazing behind her she saw a young woman brown haired and dressed in what appeared to be a leather hooded jacket. After quick close inspection, she noticed a small crystal-like device in the woman's right hand, she was grasping it tightly. She walked closer to the hooded woman as she lifted up her hand telling her to stay away.
"Who are you? Why did you come here?" Viennashal asked slowly as she attempted to keep a comfortable distance from the unknown woman.
The woman removed her hood revealing her face. Her creamy pale skin gleaned from all the light in the room. "My name is Ivy Penfield. I used a capsule device to reach you."
The Goddess stood still as she tried to make sense of what Ivy just said. And as she stood here, she began to remember a young girl she'd met long ago. This girl had the ability to teleport anywhere. As more memories started to flood back to her brain, she recalled that this girl was also a formidable opponent. She was beginning to wonder if this woman was that same young girl. But that was impossible, no one could survive that long traveling the dimensions and
staying young but still allowing yourself to age. Only Celestials had that power.... or so she was led to believe.
"How old are you Ivy?"
The young woman stood there for what felt like an eternity. The longer she took to answer the more Viennashal was convinced that Ivy was indeed someone from her past.
"That depends on who you ask." Ivy responded with some sarcasm in her voice. "Ya see, to humans I'm nineteen years old. But since you asked, I’ve been jumping through dimensions for three centuries trying to find a way to change the past. If my friends from high school could see me now, they'd probably say the shit I've done is next level.
Viennashal couldn't help but smile a bit at Ivy's sassiness. Have we met before?
A look of shock and hurt shot across Ivy's but was replaced by a neutral expression. I Thought you were lying when you said that it would be difficult for you to remember me if and when I returned. Ivy chuckled for a second as she looked around whistling at the view of the universe and its inhabitants. Is it me or did you get an upgrade since we last saw each other?
Viennashal glanced around at the viewing platform. It was indeed a humbling feeling being at the highest point of the kingdom glancing out at the universe. It's not an upgrade per say. It became my duty after. after. She could barely finish her words as she felt tears coming to her eyes. She felt a hand on her shoulder and for the first time in centuries a feeling of comfort washed over her.
The high council made you a gatekeeper of the realm. They wanted to punish you for your part in the war?
Viennashal nodded slowly. They believed I led Cassandra astray and with Demonya still out there causing chaos, the council felt it best I guard the gate of time and space. My duty also forbids me to leave this dimension. That's why I never joined you on any of your adventures.
Ivy sighed. But that's why I’ve come back. I found a way to save them. We can make things right.
Deep down she knew things would never be right. Even if they could set thing back to how they used to be. But a small part of her was curious as to how that could be done.
What did you learn?
Ivy bit down on her lower lip as she strained an answer. Helena Malark is the key to all of this. It's the choice she makes to go back in time to change the outcome of the meta war. She alters the timeline and causes countless deaths unbeknownst to her.
Viennashal turned to look back out at the universe. Wouldn't she be able to sense or see it? She possessed the gift of foresight and would've been able to see Helena go back unless someone was with her that could hinder her sight. If that was the case the list of names of those with abilities to accomplish this feat was a long one.
What can we do?
Ivy smirked with a laugh. I thought you'd never ask. I'm going to go back to the beginning. There was something that happened in the beginning, something that caused the capsule devices to be created. Once I find out what to do Ill return here so we can assemble the others. Ivy finished her sentence as she set a time sequence on her capsule device.
She hugged Viennashal and for moment she didn't want to leave, but she knew what had to be done. She smiled at her friend and with a snap of her finger a portal opened before them revealing a black void. Ivy ran at top speed through the portal vanishing as it closed.
Viennashal, smiled as she whispered. “Godspeed Ivy Penfield. The future of many rests upon the shoulders of you now,”
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