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by Dan and Pat Werden
Hey, Xenites! Thanks for looking at the fan fiction! If you want to read my story, it's about a troubled child with a powerful crystal and the will to conquer Greece! Xena must intervene to thwart his plans, or he will become all powerful! Read about the story I have named... Darkside
The scene starts with Xena walking through the forest, jesting with Gabrelle.
XENA: Well, this is unusual! We haven't gotten ourselves in a fight yet!
GABRELLE: What happened to the thugs and thieves?
Suddenly, ten winged demons, led by Callisto,
come from the sky, landing on the ground, in the stance of pouncing
at Xena and Gabby.
In the flesh! Give me your sword, or I shall have your head!
threats never scared me, and never will, Callisto!
And what's with the demons?! You scared to fight alone or something?!
guys, I finally caught up with you! Oh... um.... caught you at
a bad time, huh?
As Joxer turns around to run, a demon jumps
and lands on him.
NO! TAKE HER, NOT ME!
Give me your sword, Xena, or the pansy dies!
That's a loss?
Xena elbows Gabrelle in the ribs.
Callisto, you got me. But why do you want my sword?
That's for you to find out when it's too late!
that case, I'm NOT giving you my sword!
demons): We obviously didn't threaten Xena. Take him to the master!
A demon flys off with Joxer.
Prepare to die, wench!
As the battle starts, Xena pulls out her sword
and, to her amazement, the demons look threatened. Gabrelle grabs
her stick. While Xena slashes and hacks demons to bits, Gabrelle
seems to have no effect against the hordes.
XENA, HELP ME!
Xena flips back and cuts the demon in half
like a knife through water. Xena and Gabrelle are both equally
amazed beyond belief.
Xena, I knew you were good, but that's impossible!
Curse that damnable sword! It destroys nearly everything it touches!
Xena throws her chakram. It ricochets off Callisto's
body, barely noticing she was even attacked.
see if this rolls off!
Xena throws her sword. It rips right through
Callisto. As Callisto falls, she turns into a demon herself, and
fades away. The demons retreat.
XENA (as she
picks up her sword): That was strange. My blade is as dull as
Joxer's intellegence, yet it killed Callisto easily. And look,
Gabrelle (Hands the sword to Gabby).
No blood!? What does it mean?
Out of nowhere, Joxer falls into a big smelly
pile of horse maneure
fought them off so they would drop me.
Yeah right! ( In a sarcastic kind of voice)
you hear their plans?
tell you if I get to come along.
okay! Calm down! I heard them say they wanted your sword for
their "master"? Callisto?
They said something like "Darkside".
Never heard of the guy!
have, though. In fact, I know where he usually is. You can get
him by going to the Daven caves.
XENA: Then let's go and see what his problem is!
As we last heard of our female duo, they were
heading for the Daven caves (oh, yeah, Joxer (?) was there
XENA: Ah, there's the caves. You better not
be lying, Joxer.
JOXER: Xena! You surprise me! Why would I
lie to you?
XENA: Let's see: To discredit me, improve
JOXER: Okay, okay! You don't have to believe
me. But I swear by Aries I'm telling the truth.
As they all enter, Gabrelle steps carelessly
on a switch on the ground.
GABRELLE: Huh? What was.....
Xena is too late with her warning to Gabby.
In an instant, they are trapped by a net from above. To their
surprise, Joxer fades through the net.
XENA: What in the name of Zeus...
JOXER: You fell for the trap! My master shall
be very pleased!
Joxer then forms into one of the demons. Instantly,
a dozen more appear.
DEMON JOXER (yelling): I found them, master!
A small, teenage boy of about 6 feet appears
out of nowhere, accompanied by Aries.
XENA: Aries! Let go of the boy! He has nothing
to do with this!
ARIES: On the contrary, Xena. He's my "business
DARKSIDE: Yes. Xena, I'm the "master"
you are searching for. I have no real name, but go along with
the alias of Darkside. I need your sword. It is... important to
GABRELLE: What makes you think she'll even
consiter your threat?! You're just a kid!
DARKSIDE: Oh, you pitiful humans. All you
see is the surface, the skin. I admit, in this form, I am mearly
a child. But, if you could see my inner being, you would find
me as something more!
At that same instant, Gabby writhes in pain
from an energy bolt from a crystal in Darkside's hand.
GABRELLE: Please.... Xena..... make the pain.....
stop...... hurts to much to bear.
Darkside stops his assault immediently after
hearing her beg.
XENA: If you're so high and mighty, why are
you trying to kill an innocent girl?!
ARIES: That crystal gives him immense power.
It allows him to create demons that can take on human form. The
crystal in his hand is one of the two things that can even harm
DARKSIDE: Ah, yes, truer words have never
been spoken. But let me finish this fine story.
Darkside continues as Xena uses her sword to
at least try to cut the net.
DARKSIDE: But, unfortunately, this crystal
is only a shard compared to the full crystal. I have one half,
and your sword is the melted-down second half.
GABRELLE (Turning towards Xena): That's how
you could kill the demons so easily!
XENA: What about Callisto? She wasn't a demon,
ARIES: When you killed her, she turned into
a demon herself, didn't she? You see, that wasn't Callisto at
all. That was a demon taking on her shape, Just like "Joxer"
over there has the real one's pathetic form.
DARKSIDE: Aries and I have teamed against
you for one reason: to get the other half of the crystal. With
the other half, I shall wipe out the gods, and make new ones in
their place. I shall lead them, and Aries shall become my Second-in-command.
ARIES: I'll be nearly all-powerful then.
just then, Xena cuts through the rope. She
starts hacking the demons left and right. Aries and Darkside idly
watch on the sidelines.
DARKSIDE: I'm impressed. She has such drive
to kill my demons thoughtlessly.
ARIES: Maybe you should stop playing a fair
game with her and just take the sword.
DARKSIDE: No.... I have a better idea.
Darkside raises his arm. A beam of light flashes
out. After Xena can see again, she finds all the demons, including
"Joxer", made into fine red chunks.
DARKSIDE: I offer a proposal. We shall fight
each other with our will power. I trust you understand how to
unlock your sword's power?
XENA: What are you talking about?
GABRELLE: I know what he's talking about.
Xena, I've never told you, but... I'm a demi-god.
GABRELLE: I'm apart of a new race of beings.
I've been training myself how to unlock your sword's potential.
Let me verse Darkside.
Xena hands Gabrelle her sword, hugging her
and saying prayers.
DARKSIDE: That is the part of humanity I dislike.
Love and trust make a being weak.
GABRELLE: I'm going to destroy your crystal,
DARKSIDE: I highly doubt that, child.
The battle starts. A glow of searing white
light fills the caverns. An instant later, it stops. All that
can be seen is Gabrelle holding both the sword and crystal, with
Darkside's charred husk lying on the ground.
ARIES: I have no part in this anymore. My
plans are gone along with Darkside.
Aries winks away. Gabrelle looks at Xena, and
starts another white glow. For what seemed like an eternity, the
glow continued. When it stops, the sword appears to be of a bluish
GABRELLE: This sword is yours now, Xena. It
shall keep you young and vital as long as it is yours. I ask of
but one favor of you.
XENA: Name it, kiddo.
GABRELLE: Travel with me, help me accqire
more knowledge, till time comes to an end.
XENA: Consiter it done. C'mon, lets go.
Suddenly, they hear a whine.
JOXER: Hey, guys! It's me, the real Joxer!
I'm in a cell, covered by a rock! GET ME OUT!
Xena and Gabrelle just chuckle as they walk
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Author: Dan Werden
co-author: Pat Werden
©1996 Werden Authoring