Chapter 19: Complex Information
Cole and Jay had kept moving onward, still thinking back to what happened in the ancient tomb. Who was that ninja? Why did he help us? the ninja of earth thought to himself. Jay happened to notice his distant behavior and touched him on the shoulder, "Dude, what are you thinking about?"
Cole snapped back to reality and turned to his friend. He shook his head, "Uh, nothing important." Jay eyed his expression with some determination, but he couldn't see anything wrong. "Hmm," he muttered.
The earth ninja saw what he was trying to do and glared, "Lets just keep moving." Jay couldn't argue with that, so he decided to follow Cole as they continued to search for the parchment. He wondered what had happened back at the ruins, and who that ninja was, better yet the biggest concern he had was how Kai and Zane were doing...
Meanwhile, Kai was having a rough time coping with the fact that he had a long-lost sister he had never even met! Also, she did know her way around the island, as she showed him around, the D=dragons now respecting his presence. "It's been quite long since I saw you. You were only a toddler," Lily smiled. Kai could hardly believe that, how could he have lived that long, he felt old himself just thinking about it. Lily seemed to read through him, "Oh well, we dragons happen to be immortal, and can only be killed if done correctly." Kai blinked, "W-What?"
"I said we're immortal, didn't y-"
"No no, I meant...the other part, you said "we dragons". That doesn't necessarily mean I-I'm one too, right?" Kai asked, chuckling a little. But Lily's expression told him she wasn't kidding, his smile faded, and his eyes widened in shock. "O-Oh my god, I-I'm a...holy shit!" he cried.
"Yeah, it's hard to believe but its true, you have dragon blood running through your veins, making you tied to the royal family." Lily explained. Kai nearly had forgotten he was a prince, how could he not have known all this time? He groaned in frustration and sank to the floor, putting his head in his hands. Lily seemed to understand his emotions and put a comforting hand on his shoulder, "Hey, I know it can be hard to cope with, but it does mean you can go places, others cant."
Kai looked up at her, his eyes curious, "How come I never knew?"
Lily's smile faded, she sat next to her brother and sighed, "We were so little when it happened. Those two maniacs killed our parents and tried to get us on their side. But our eldest sister, Andrea, she refused to give us up. She fought the two head on, allowing us to escape. But, I'm not sure if she made it out alive...I still wonder to this day if she's even out there. But as she always told me, never look back to the past, it only distracts us from the present."
Kai was shocked, he had an older sister, somewhere out there, believed to be alive or dead. How could he not have known this? "Again, why haven't I known? I only found Nya to be my sibling-"
"Nya?" Lily asked, surprised, "You found her? How?"
"Again, I thought she was my only sibling," Kai explained. Lily chuckled, "Ah Kai, did you ever think of your fire powers as something you could not explain, how you were able to harness it much more easily?"
Kai shrugged, "Sensei trained me in the arts of Spinjitzu, didn't he teach me to harness it?"
Lily nodded, "A little of it yes, but the rest was up to you, you were born with those abilities, Kai. Not just gifted with them. All along you had the power within you all this time, and still you don't remember?"
Kai shook his head, "No, of course not, how could I? Unless, Sensei knew all this from the start-" Lily shook her head, "Oh heavens, no Kai! I'd never knew of him myself, how could he know?"
"He has a way of knowing these things, how could he not?" Kai asked, a little distressed. Lily smirked at her brother and rustled his hair, "Yet I'm glad your alive, I would hate for you to be dead, you and Rahja were my favorite little brothers." Kai raised an eyebrow, "Rahja?"
"Your twin, you know the other little boy who looked like you?" Lily asked him. Kai thought back to the photograph, and nodded, "Oh...where is he?"
"Somewhere out there, I believe the others are too...I'm not sure about Andrea though," Lily looked down hiding her grief. Kai couldn't help but feel sorry for her, he knew what it was like missing someone closest to you. He then thought back to those two maniacs Lily referred to, that killed his parents. They made him so mad, they had made his entire family suffer. If he were ever to find them somewhere in the future, he'd make them pay. He turned to Lily, but right now, he had a sister to comfort. He wrapped his arms around Lily and rubbed her back, she looked to Kai and smiled, he smiled in return. He remembered doing this with Nya when she felt depressed or grief struck, and he enjoyed getting her back on her feet. But with an elder sister of his, it felt even more better. Once she had relaxed she parted from him and continued showing him around and explaining a few things to him, such as the Dragons ability to sometimes turn into humans.
Kai turned to the ones around them, "What about those, can they turn?"
Lily shook her head, "No...that's the catch. They used to be humans, but they in turn were too greedy and cruel, they abused their powers. They remained Dragons so they can become much more pleasant and kind. Us however, could turn back to our original forms if we wish, as long as we didn't use it for selfish needs."
Kai glanced at the Dragons, "They seem to be getting there." Lily nodded, "Yeah, being a Dragon can change a lot in a person, even the most cruel and grumpy ones, that's why they are maintained to stay that way so they can be kind and happy for the rest of their days."
Kai smiled warmly, then frowned, it must've been hard getting used to being a large, reptile with wings that could breathe fire, and other elements. Heck, if he were to be stuck like that he'd have a lot to get used to. He then remembered his friends, he wondered how they were holding up, oh poor Zane must be running all over the place in search for him...by the way...how was he holding up?
Somewhere far, Zane woke up tied up, his eyes focused on the darkness and he found himself in a dark room. He heard hissing and malicious laughing two sounds he did not like. Out of the shadows came Garmadon and Pythor, they looked at Zane with vicious eyes. "Well well, the ninja of ice. My, this isn't a surprise," Pythor hissed.
Zane grit hit teeth, he glared at both, without a doubt they were up to something maliciously cruel, and he did not want any part in it. Pythor seemed to read his thoughts, for he glared at him in hatred, but Garmadon put his hand in front of him to keep him back from charging. If he did, Zane would have no problem with it, as long as he got to wring them both in the neck. But Garmadon simply just eyed Zane with suspicion, he then smiled, "I think this one will do...we could try to break him, he's to gullible."
The ice ninja's eyes widened at the insult, "Why you-". Garmadon hit him upside the head, Zane yelled. Pythor looked at Garmadon confusingly, "Uh, didn't you forget he's the most clever of the ninja?"
"Yes," Garmadon said chuckling, "but yet he'd do anything to keep his friends from harm, getting information from him would be like taking candy from a baby...its fool proof." Pythor seemed to see what he was getting at and so he smirked, "Oh...I see now...the other ninjas wont stand a chance."
Zane winced at their plans, this was not going to be good.