" This fighting had to stop. My heart couldn't take it anymore. My beloved Zagato, fighting for my freedom from Cephiro, and my Magic Knights, fighting Zagato with the belief that they'll save me. This is all to much
It needs to stop! "Please stop! If you keep doing this
Zagato." My eyes trembled, hot tears began to pour down my cheeks. No one could hear me even though I still cried out.
My Magic Knights still fought on, continuing to injure my heart. I knew this battle would end badly.
As the Knights rested from the powerful combat just for a second, Zagato preceeded to tell them, "I will crush the Magic Knights with my own hands. The legend will not come to pass!" He attacked with his Night Strike, and although the Knights were badly wounded they still would not give up. Hikaru, with her strong heart, reassured her friends that they will save Cephiro.
"We've gotten this far together. Let's see it through to the end! We can all go home
together!" And as they stood together to rise above Zagato, it only made my heart crack. "We won't give up! We won't lose!"
Zagato kidnapped me because of what he believed in. My love, he didn't want me to pray for Cephiro my entire life and think of nothing else but its safety. He wanted me to be happy. But all this chaos
The Magic Knights fell from his last attack, and soon after he said to them, "Cephiro's pillar has no freedom. You see
She only has one function. She can only pray for one thing. Why must this be Emeraude's fate? Why must she live chained as your precious Pillar?"
As I wept inside my little bubble, I cried out again, hoping that my voice will get through this time. "Zagato, don't you understand
If you keep fighting like this, you'll die!" I watched as Zagato attacked my Knights once again and wounded them badly. But with their belief and strong hearts, they decided not to give up. They had to save me. They rose to their feet at once and shouted, "We will triumph!"
At that moment, an attack full of friendship, hope, and power then spiraled around itself and rammed into my beloved Zagato. And as his body faded away, he said his last words to me, "Emeraude
Please be free."
I screamed with anguish. This wasn't the way I wanted it. I should've never let myself fall in love with Zagato. It's all my fault that he died at this very moment. It's all my fault that Cephiro is crumbling from the chaos. And it's all my fault that my Magic Knights will suffer because of me. As my Magic Knights cheered with triumph, my sadness and anger took control of my body. I soon turned into a foolish woman who chose to live for the one she loved and forsake her duties for Cephiro. I muttered the Knights' title in disgust as I broke out of my protective dungeon and reached the steps of the castle I was being held captive in.
Almost immediately the Knights came to meet me, and with my new appearance they bothered to ask who I was, and in a raspy voice I confirmed that I was Princess Emeraude. They questioned this, for before they saw me as a little girl, but I reassured them it was me. They told me of their adventure, and told me they had defeated Zagato. That had only angered me more. "I HATE YOU!!!" is what I screamed as my anguish brought me my Rune God. The castle collapsed as the Magic Knights and I made it safely outside, but what was lying outside strengthened my anger. "This is Zagato's sword
" I picked it up and embraced it close to my heart. "I'll slay you with his sword, Magic Knights!"
This me, hated them so much and tried to kill them. They need to end this battle to help save me, and Cephiro. My attacks that they dodged destroyed everything in its path, and the Magic Knights still questioned if this woman full of anger and sadness was me. So my original self appeared to them, and told them what I have become.
As the Knights questioned me further, I preceeded to tell them that everything was my fault. Everything. All because I put my love for Zagato ahead of Cephiro's safety. I told them I imprisoned myself, because I thought that if I could no longer see him, I could forget how I felt about him but I was completely wrong. It just broke my heart in the end. And then, I told them that they were summoned here to kill me. "It's impossible for the Pillar to take her own life, and no one from Cephiro may harm the Pillar, either." The Knights crumbled in a sadened shock. "If anything happens to the Pillar that supports it, Cephiro crumbles. That's why the Pillar alone has this special summon."
"This can't be." Hikaru whispered in disbelief. As my original self told them to kill me, my anguished self was still foolishly trying to murder them with my beloved's sword. They believed they couldn't do it. "Please grant my wish," I told them softly. "Send me to be with Zagato. Please, Magic Knights, grant me my first and last selfish wish."
The Magic Knights cried as they heard this, but they had to grant my wish to return home. So Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu rose up to attack me with that same blow that killed Zagato and were successful. Finally, I was happy. I could be with my one true love forever and not have to worry about my selfishness crumbling the world of Cephiro. I knew this would happen if I fell in love with Zagato, but truthfully I would not change back time and tell myself not to fall in love with him. Now I am free and can love him with my all.