I had returned in the Time Cruisers time machine through space this time back to my first universe known as LegoLand. Percy and Cody was still getting used to working the machine through space and and came through the city and landed down at a bright and still working docking section where the ships and boats sailed. We came out of the car and looked over at the waters and a familiar ship was seen docking there. It was called the Sea Star, a pirate ship that had been around since I was a young child. Percy pointed out the Sea Star for me.

“Take a sail with the old boys for a while. I have to go back and work with King Lion. We have been pretty lucky in terms of the soul breakers. We have pushed them back and some of them have left. We have this world under control now. It might be nice for you to catch up with some friends,” he suggested to me.

I walked down to the docking section and Iron Hook one of the captains of the Sea Star was present onboard. To my right was James and Joe, two red soldiers who originally was on the hunt to capture and arrest Iron Hook, Captain Hook and the rest of the pirates but with the call of the Legomen and how they needed to work against Zare in the old days they worked together and become the best of friends. I climbed onboard the ship as the wind was picking up and shook Iron Hook’s hand.

“Welcome Chris, it’s great to see you again. You have grown up over the years and boy I’m feeling old sailing these parts again after decades. Do you remember when you were only what nine to ten years old sailing off and discovering things with us?” he asked me with his pirate hate with the cross on it, the patch on his eye and his leg stick.

“Yeah and I remember these two trying to shoot at us when I was little,” I smiled pointing at James and Joe who noticed me at the other end of the ship.

“We would have beaten the pirates if we didn’t have to deal with Wizard and his old guard Kevin on the journeys. Plus that Bill doctor and Ben was tough cookies!” shouted James from the distance. The two of them came up to me to greet me.

“Hi Chris, it’s nice to you again. Are you coming to find some treasure with us? We are heading for a island in the distance over there. It could be exciting!” Joe cried happily holding his rifle by his stand.

“Oh Joe you get excited about anything,” James replied back.

“These two are still your dumb and dumber you can tell after nearly twenty years of you knowing them,” Iron Hook remarked on the pair.

“It’s nice to know in these times that some things don’t change,” I said to myself.

We soon came to a small island where the pirates and soldiers were chatting to me about a signal they received from there. The Sea Star ship arrived at shore and we jumped off the ship onto the docks and wandered up to outside a cave where a shadow shot past us quickly.

“Did you see that James?” Joe asked.

“No I didn’t. What did you see?”

“A flash or something!” Joe complained.

“You saw me your two fools,” said the shadow appeared next to us. Iron Hook and me turned around to see who it was.

“The Silver Knight, a criminal mastermind. What are you doing here?” I asked curiously.

The Silver Knight dressed in a black coat and black pants and showed up a gift to me, “You know my skills and those universe portals are not that hard for me to find. I’m not one to work with people but I do feel I have to make my own small mark in this mark. I have a nice shield which is more than meets the eye. Keep it on you,” he said giving it over to me.

“So we came all the way here to get a shield?” James replied unhappily.

“I was hoping there might some treasure as I had heard this world had islands that contained some,” Silver Knight explained.

“And did you find anything? Iron Hook asked.

“No.”

“Bugger me to hell! All this way for this. I’ll mark this off the map as another ill-fated adventure.”

“Keep yourselves safe. I’ll go home when the war is over. It’s been interesting to meet some of you,” Silver Knight said waving goodbye and walking along the island.

Iron Hook turned to James and Joe, “Come on you two. We’ll search the other island we were talking a few weeks. We might as well do something with our down time.”

“This isn’t going to be the old days where I’m trapped on a ship for three days while everyone here is lost on the sea. Why don’t you use a GPS or something,” I asked Iron Hook.

“No modern technology here, you should know that when we are on the seas. Adventures are best when the trail is not clear. You might be a adult now but I’m still boss of the Sea Star! Let’s get this adventure started!” Iron Hook claimed marching off.

James and Joe nodded at me following Iron Hook back to the ship.

“Some things never change,” I said to myself smiling about the old days walking off them.

 

I had returned from my journey to the island and meeting with the Silver Knight. I came into old Legomen Castle and an old face was there to greet me at the castle.

“King Lion, one of my oldest and dearest friends,” I said to him.

“The same to you too Chris. This war has taken a toll on everyone you know. People have changed because of this and a climate to the war is coming I can feel it,” King Lions noted.

I stepped forward inside the castle looking around at the familiar areas that brought back old memories when I was a child, “I know people have changed. Everyone does.”

“You have changed yourself. What happened to you when you became an adult? I know you have your talks with Wizard but you are not the same person as I met when you were a boy,” King Lion asked me.

“I changed like everyone did. My adulthood was as tough as my childhood. You have to change and evolve, it’s just how life is,” I answered him.

“No, this change in you was for the worse. I remembered when you were young, you were full of happiness despite your tough life. You wanted to explore the world outside the box you lived in and always seeked out something new. Now, you shield yourself to others and you have become cold yourself. Why did you change?” he asked again pressing on me for an answer.

“Because there’s no point in caring for others that deeply. You care for others, they hurt you and learn not to trust. Not to make those mistakes again King Lion. I could always trust and everyone here around me. But in my world of reality, I learnt that you can’t do that. You have to understand that.”

King Lion was pleased with my answer, “You are turning yourself into an island of despair. This is why you are turning into what you are now. Don’t you see that? This is why your hair turns grey, the emotions are trapped inside you, the images of your life flash before your eyes. It’s not just Valentine’s work here, you are adding coal to the fire. Are you going to really lose this war because you can’t face the darkness inside you? Are we all doomed because of this? Tell me, and I won’t ignore like Wizard does but tell me what you are going to do with your life.”

“To do with my life you ask me? You know my life, you know I had to survive with no family, with no help during my life. Two times I put my faith in people and both of them died on me. Don’t you tell me what I should do with my own life? To this day the closet of an ideal family I ever had was you and your Legomen, and a demon, and barbarian’s band. How insane does that sound to you? That characters know me more than anyone else does in my life?” I shouted at him.

“I know how hard it has been for you. We have all felt it because when your mother died when you were young, all the lights in this world turned to darkness and we felt this emotion of pain inside us for no reason until we found out what happened. We are apart of you and we felt the loss. Please you have to see it from our point of view. You were a young and happy person once in your life because you still had hope and a desire to do well in life. Somewhere along the line you lost that and you followed the dark path that your mother did. I know you won’t advise from your later friends like Chisoutsa but you have known me for nearly two decades. You knew when I was unsure about leading the Legomen and you and Wizard helped me understand what I needed to do in my life. I followed that direction and became what I am today and I am proud and happy. I want to return the favor to you now.”

“I can deal with this myself and I know that being by myself is the answer. No real connections with others is the only way that I can be safe. Don’t you see it?”

“One day at the end of this war you will have to decide or Valentine will take your life. Maybe you might let him take your life in the end. Please, listen to me. Remember the times you tried to reason with your mother about living, about keeping the faith. You’re doing it to yourself now. You are repeating history again and we can’t help you, the same as it happened all those years back. All we can do is show you the way, the path to the light that she never saw because of that darkness and the pain, and the sorrow in her soul. If you lose this war, we all going to die. Valentine is waiting for you to give up. He created this war to tear down you and he’s waiting for that moment when you fall,” King Lions begged of me.

“I can’t promise you anything. I’ll wait for Wizard somewhere else,” I answered him walking out of the castle room while King Lion lifted his head high biting his lip.

“We are powerless now,” he thought to himself.

 

Late that night Wizard had returned from his wanderings to the Legomen Castle to find dishearten King Lion looking over notes on a table by his throne when he patted him on the shoulder.

“You look quite upset King Lion. What happened to you?” he asked.

“Chris and I exchanged some words before you came back. Do you think he’s changed over the years? I mean really think about it,” he asked Wizard.

“He has changed in my heart. All we can do is show him there’s another way. There’s nothing we can for now King Lion but I have personally rallied the troops. My plan is pushing the planets back to where they belong has failed. They all want to fight in the final stage of the war and I can understand why. The plan to move the tower towards the north to keep Valentine away from harming people and prevent loss of lives.”

“Where is Chris now?” King Lion asked him.

“I got a call from Daniel Phoenix and he wanted to take him on a short trip somewhere. I don’t know where but he said they will meet us near the tower when they are done. I’m guessing you are going with us all?” Wizard asked his old friend.

“Where else would I be Wizard. This is my last battle. My time as King is coming to an end. My son is old enough to take over I feel. I want to enjoy the rest of my life in what I hope are peaceful times.”

“Tomorrow everyone will be meeting together for the last time I hope and return back to our homes and be with who w care for and love. The war with the authors will end tomorrow,” Wizard said.

“To tomorrow, the day the authors fight for their lives,” King Lion replied.