SD Gundam Fan Fiction ❯ An SD Gundam Story: True Memory Fireflies ❯ For a Knight's Protection: The firefly, dragonfly, earthworm, cricket, and grasshopper ( Chapter 2 )

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For A Knight's Protection

The firefly, dragonfly, earthworm, cricket, and grasshopper

Darkness creeps…

Everything is beautiful…

You laugh, a sweet melodious sound

Do you care?

Is anything precious to you?

What are you protecting?

What are your reasons for wandering

And the fogginess in your mind


The night was still just a dark blanket against the sky, with pieces of starshine* littering the cracks and creases. The princess of Lacroa woke with a start, still able to hear Zero's name bouncing off the cliff walls like a kickball; fading into nothiness like Zero himself had.

I knew it was a premonition, that this was the fate chosen for the Winged Knight. How could I allow this to happen without some form of intervention? I rose from bed, praying that neither the floor nor the door would call to those sleeping with an audible sq-u-ee-ak.

I stole quietly along the rusticated mazes of hallways; I could hear the music of those whom I sought. It must have been early morning; they always started practicing then.

Naze wasuratai no?

Nee omoidashite

Atatakai hoho ni furu

Namida no negai

Naze furue nagara

Ima motome au no?

Kimi dake o nando demo

Dakishimetai kara

I had finally come upon their quarters. The door was wooden, and had roughly carved figures of a firefly, dragonfly, cricket, grasshopper, and earthworm. In the middle was another roughly carved figure.

Aoi hoshi no umi

Namima ni tadayou hane

Kiete yuku kanashimi wa

Ashitae no inori na no

Blue Flow

I opened the door; relieved. They were all there, a girl with deep red hair strumming her guitar and singing. A man with dark jet-black hair banging away on the drums. Twins, one playing another guitar, the other smiling softly while singing. And what appeared to be a youth, playing on a piano with magic in it. What Neotopians called electricity. The girl with red hair slowly gazed up at me; eyes twinkling and a smile of mischief. The others did not, nor did anyone stop playing.

Luna ukabu yoru wa

Hora yume no sora ga

Sarigenai unmei no

Kanata ni maneku

The girl's eyes urged me on, commanding me to tell every detail of my premonition, even though the girl with red hair seemed to know everything about it, and what I was going to ask of her group.

"I wish for you to go to Neotopia, and protect our most loyal knight. Zero has saved all of Lacroa, and now we must save him."

The girl with red hair continued to gaze at me, her eyes still twinkling.

Mada mayoi nagara

Ima yonde mita no

Kimi dake ga motsu kokoro

Tashikametai kara

Then she spoke.

"Don't worry. The Downs of Neotopia shall be a nice reception for our party. All we shall require is Twenty Silvs and perhaps a few parcels of food."

Twenty Silvs* would not be enough for a water-weasel to live on, but I did not question her judgment.

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She spoke in fast and agonizingly slow words. A circle of power* hummed beneath their feet. The features glowed with an unnatural moonlight; and they seemed unfamiliar and mysterious as the light grew brighter; opening the way to Neotopia. I rushed forward with a sudden pang of feeling and regret, intense sadness swept about me. I wished them Goodluck* as the last of their Mana were swept away to Neotopia.

Aoi hoshi o mite

Samishii to omou toki

Sono omoi Uketomeru

Yasashisa ni naritai no

Blue flow

Aoi hoshi no umi

Namima ni tadayou hane

Kiete yuku kanashimi wa

Ashitae no inori na no

Blue flow


" Starshine is a form of energy used in various spells and other activities involving magic

" Silvs is the next to smallest form of currency used in Lacroa, One Silv is worth

One Thousand Driels. In terms of the United States of America money system in

our own dimension and universe, One Silv is worth 23.117 dollars. The standard

of living in Lacroa requires a single bachelor to have at least Ten Silvs as pocket


" A circle of power is what Zero uses in most of his spells and attacks. Each

magician has their own unique circle of power, like a fingerprint. Those who

have similar soul prints also have similar circles of power. A circle of power is

to SD Gundam as a wand is to the Harry Potter series; they both allow the

magicians to perform magic. However, a magician can perform magic without

a circle of power; it's just uses an incredible amount of Mana and could kill a

weak magician.

" Goodluck has the same meaning as the meaning of good luck in our dimension

and universe. However, the expression originated from the name of a form of Kie

Root that was powered and underwent some unknown process of Magical

Enhancement. The powder, in it's pure form, was said to bring an unlimited

amount of good luck. Thus, the powder was given the name Goodluck. The name

was eventually used as an expression to give someone Goodluck when they

needed to have good luck in their ventures. This expression eventually evolved

into wishing anyone Goodluck when you wanted to wish them good luck in their

upcoming ventures. The powder was also used in certain spells said to bring

life or healing into those recently dead or severely injured, respectevly.

The potion, when used in these cases, was known as the impure form

of the potion. The powder was also said to have been used in a Dark

Spell; the purpose, end result, and spell itself unknown. The process of making

the Goodluck powder has been lost to time; however it is believed that a copy

of how to make the powder still exists.