Previously: With two large Horde Ships on both Eternia and Etheria, many were left wondering what this all meant. Skeletor knew, and in a moment of truce, proposed the lovely idea of joining forces with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe to stop the Horde... Bow finally realized what his heart has known all along: Adora and She-Ra are one in the same... A portal was opened connecting Castle Grayskull to the courtyard in Bright Moon. The goal being for the good guys to travel between Eternia and Etheria in the hopes of stopping this latest threat... With the portal open for only so long, decisions must be made for those who will want to stay on Etheria or Eternia... Hordak took a hit out on Shadow Weaver, while the mistress of dark magic ran off with Catra, Entrapta, Scorpia, and Octavia. While opening a portal of their own to escape Etheria, Cataspella showed up jumping in with the vixeny villains...
Adora's Search for Honor
"What do we do with her?" Octavia asks her cohorts. Shadow Weaver, Catra, Entrapta, Scorpia, and Octavia all stand over Castaspella's body. They seem to be in a cave, though they really have no clue where they are. Thankfully the portal jump worked, but no one expected an extra person. Shadow Weaver rasps, "I personally loathe this woman. I would be fine with killing her." The robed witch turns to Catra, "But this shouldn't be my decision. Catra? This is your aunt. What do we do with her?"
Catra crosses her arms. Her green eyes glare at the woman on the ground. They may be connected by blood, but blood means nothing to Catra. "Leave her here. She can fend for herself." Catra looks at everyone. Scorpia snaps her pincers, "Catra, are you sure we should leave her here? Alive? This is a problem that could come back to bite us."
Tossing her head back with a laugh and purr, Catra grins, "Silly Scorpia. There are many problems that are waiting to bite us. What's one more?" Her mind thinks of the Horde. Having no idea where the portal took them, Catra can only hope that there will not be any sudden surprises. The group agrees on Catra's decision though, and just like that, they walk away leaving Castaspella alone.
As the women walk through what still appears to be a cave, Entrapta looks around studying the rocks and stone walls around them, "Alright Shadow Weaver. Where are we?" Turning to the side, Shadow Weaver sighs, "Patience. If everything was correct with the portal, we should be greeting our new home soon." Shadow Weaver continues to lead the way as Scorpia and Octavia quickly follow. Catra slinks by with much on her mind. Standing slightly behind, Entrapta simply rolls her eyes and eventually follows. She can't help but think of her life, how she came from royalty and left for even greater royalty with the Horde. And now she finds herself walking in the shadows of walls made up of stones varying in shades of black and purple...
***"Blast this useless shit!" Hordak screams atop his throne in the Fright Zone. He hurls the Ice Diamond, Eye of Fire, and Lunar Stone across the room. The three ancient artifacts bounce off the nearby wall and slide across the cold metal floor. He snorts in annoyance, "Taking this power should not be so difficult!" Sitting there, stewing in his anger, Hordak reaches out to pet his dragon. "Imp, all I want is this great power. Is that too much to ask? Blasted Star Sisters."
Fuming, Hordak pops his fingers and bellows for a Horde Trooper to enter his throne room. The Horde Trooper cautiously enters and stammers, "Mighty Hordak. The battle is just beginning. Corporal Romeo has sent a message."
Hordak's eyes glare red, "Don't just stand there! Give me the blasted message you fool!" The Horde Trooper stammers again and produces a small tablet with a hidden code. Snatching the tablet, Hordak reads the code carefully. "So this is it? I so enjoy receiving orders. I should be running this whole operation." Hordak eyes the three ancient artifacts on the floor. "I felt so close too." Shaking his head away, Hordak points to the Trooper, "Fetch me my chariot. I have a job to do." Hordak rises and looks down at Imp, "Rest my pet. We'll prove successful yet." Hordak leaves while Imp rolls around on the empty throne. Breathing a few flames of fire, the dragon notices some very pretty shiny things on the floor. In a quick swipe, the dragon flies down taking the three artifacts in his possession. Floating above to the rafters, Imp places the artifacts in a makeshift nest, where they glow brightly...
***Frosta is late. Rushing through Bright Moon, the icy empress is in a hurry to make it to the battlefield outside the Fright Zone. She quietly curses herself for taking too long of a break. Her gaining momentum out of the castle is quickly halted though by what she notices happening in the courtyard. She stops in her tracks as Mermista and Perfuma go over their items in front of the open swirling portal to Eternia.
Mermista is checking her luggage that is all in the shape of large sea shells. Perfuma is adjusting a backpack that looks much like a large flower bloom. Frosta storms up to her friends, "What on Etheria is this?"
Perfuma quickly turns and the color drains from her face, "Oh no." Mermista turns as well, sighing, "Frosta, you aren't supposed to be here." Crossing her arms, Frosta shakes her head, "I guess not. So this was your plan? I would be away fighting to save this planet, while you just abscond to Eternia? I thought we were best friends. I don't even warrant a goodbye?"
Rolling her eyes, Mermista sighs again, "Don't make this about you Frosta. I didn't want to tell you because I already know how you feel about this. I left you a note..." Frosta jumps in, "A note? You left me a note? Well, no thank you darling. You can take your note and shove it."
Perfuma's eyes are wide in fear mixed with shock. Mermista focuses, "Why must you act like this? This isn't a good bye. We will be back." Perfuma nods in agreement, while Frosta points a finger at Perfuma, "Wait, you are going too?"
Perfuma nods quietly, slightly worried that Frosta might smack her. Throwing her hands in the air, Frosta moans, "I don't believe this! You are both leaving?" Mermista looks at the portal, "Yes. We are leaving. But my goodness Frosta, we will be back."
"The portal will close soon, and it is my understanding, that once it is closed it won't be open again. And on a crucial side note, what is on Eternia for you darling?" Frosta pointedly asks Perfuma. The flower maiden shrugs, "I was curious to see what the flowers looked like there."
Dropping her mouth wide open, Frosta shakes her head, "Unbelievable. My best friend is leaving to connect with a family that left her behind. And my other dear friend is leaving for some flowers. Unbelievable." Mermista rolls her eyes, "Well you don't have to believe it Frosta. And contrary to what you think, we will be back. The gentleman that was with He-Man said that once the portal closed they would just need to work on recharging it or something."
Frosta groans, "Or something." Clapping her hands together, Frosta smiles sweetly, "Well. Don't let me stop you. You two should get going. We are all very busy after all. I'm late and it is imperative that at least one of us tries to save Etheria." Mermista looks at her friend. Frosta quickly turns her head and begins walking away. There are hurt feelings for sure, but Mermista has to go to Eternia. She wants answers. She just wishes that Frosta could understand.
Frosta does understand, but it hurts, because for Frosta, her family is Mermista. To watch her friend leave in search of something that is very real, it is almost too much for Frosta. The icy empress leaves the castle to fight, while Mermista and Perfuma look at each other.
"So this is it. We walk through this portal." Mermista quietly says. Perfuma nods. Before they step through, Perfuma reaches out to grab hold of Mermista's hand, "Hey, the portal will still be open for awhile. We can always walk right back through before it loses its power." Mermista nods, but there is one thing she is struggling to admit. She may not want to leave Eternia at all...
***A battle is raging on outside of Castle Grayskull. Numerous Horde Troopers have descended from the giant Horde Ship hovering in the sky. Their point person for this mission is the evil energy-draining insectoid: Mosquitor! The fearsome Horde member charges into battle taking Eternos soldiers out with his laser gun. One soldier falls to the ground while Mosquitor hovers above. Reaching down, the Horde member uses his proboscis to stick the soldier in the chest. Breathing in, Mosquitor drains the soldier of his blood and energy. Smiling in victory, Mosquitor lets out a piercing scream as he feels the blood course and pump through his own chest.
Yards away, He-Man and Skeletor are fighting together against a horde of Troopers. Though they are not fond of each other, they both are willing to come together against the supreme villainy of the Horde. Soon their fighting styles merge and become fluid as they hack and slash their way through Horde Troopers.
Eventually the numbers of Troopers become too great. The battle becomes a bit uneven and He-Man looks around to see if any of the Masters of the Universe can help. Skeletor does the same thing, hoping for some help from an Evil Warrior. Everyone is busy.
A familiar voice calls from above, "Need a helping hand gentlemen?" He-Man smiles and looks up at She-Ra. The princess of power swoops in from above. Tumbling to the ground and jumping up, She-Ra helps take down some Troopers. Skeletor shudders and can't help but feel dirty working with the side of good. All three start fighting, and Skeletor mumbles, "After this is all through, I will need a bath. In lava."
In another section of the fighting, Evil-Lyn and Tri-Klops are taking care of some Horde Troopers. While switching eyes, Tri-Klops turns to Evil-Lyn, "This whole set up is ridiculous. How can you even be for this?" He is referring to the Evil Warriors teaming up with the Masters of the Universe. Evil-Lyn shrugs, stomping her foot into the metal dome of a Trooper's head, "It was the only choice we had. We have to do this." Tri-Klops groans, "No. They can do whatever they want. But you and I, we could start all over..." He grabs hold of her arms and looks longingly into her face, "Come on, this isn't you."
Evil-Lyn brushes him off, "What is the matter with you? I am making this as my choice." Glaring in anger, Tri-Klops drives his sword through the chest of a Trooper, "You would still follow a man that would make a mistake by joining forces with the Masters?"
"Yes. I trust his decisions. Now stop this. Nothing more can ever happen between us! Nothing!" Evil-Lyn releases an orb of magical energy that slams into his chest. Tri-Klops is knocked backward and watches her walk away. He spits out, "This is still a bad idea."
He-Man and She-Ra are fighting together. Skeletor is right by them. He looks around at his surroundings. Teela is fighting with Sy-Klone and Beast Man. Rio Blast, Man-E-Faces and Spikor are utilizing a canon to fire up at the Horde ship. Stratos is in the air while Trapjaw pilots a small jet sled. Mekaneck and Mer-Man face a group of Horde Troopers. Clawful uses his claw hand to grab hold of a Trooper by the neck. Snapping the Trooper, Clawful looks on in glee.
Skeletor watches all of this and is not quite sure how to feel about these changes. It boggles his mind. He turns back to He-Man and She-Ra. Their sheer strength and power astonishes him. Who are they? Where did they come from? Skeletor distracts himself with such thoughts, but is brought back to the present as a strange smell fills the air. He looks up to the sky, "Portal!"
Everyone looks up as a swirling mass of energy forms. A portal opens as Hordak flies out in a chariot led by horses made of flame. He takes aim with his arm canon, and fires towards He-Man and She-Ra. Hordak continues flying in the air doing his best to take out the Masters and Evil Warriors.
Mosquitor makes his way to He-Man and She-Ra. He takes aim and begins firing laser blasts. He-Man dodges some blasts and charges towards Mosquitor. She-Ra begins fighting off Horde Troopers and soon joins in to help her brother.
Skeletor eyes Hordak flying around. He raises his havoc staff in the air and fires a blast of magic towards the chariot. Hordak curses in annoyance as he falls to the ground. Dusting himself off, Hordak charges towards Skeletor and takes aim with his arm canon, "Silly little man! You had the greatest opportunity before you!" Skeletor grins and laughs, "Your end is near Hordak. I plan on having many opportunities!" The fighting continues.
Teela looks at everything around her, but her attention is diverted to the Horde Ship. She tugs on Sy-Klone's arm, "Look! Something is happening!"
The bottom of the Horde Ship begins to slide open. Multiple drills all connected to one giant drill soon begin lowering towards Eternia. He-Man and She-Ra are able to knock Mosquitor around until he is left slumped on the ground. The siblings look up as the drills begin to spin. "They are going to drill into Eternia!" She-Ra shouts. He-Man nods.
Skeletor and Hordak are busy fighting, though even they have to pause at the sight of the drills. Hordak grins and quickly escapes with Mosquitor in tow. Everyone else is looking on at the drills getting closer and closer to the ground. Stratos flies by and lands next to He-Man and She-Ra. Teela and Sy-Klone approach too. "What do we do about that thing?" He-Man looks at his friends, "We have to find a way to stop it." She-Ra looks on, "Etheria. I am worried how they are faring." He-Man nods, "We'll go. Can you handle this?" He looks over at Teela and Sy-Klone.
Though Teela is still upset over what happened with Adam/He-Man, she knows that the current situation calls for a different kind of attitude, "We will take care of this." He-Man nods and prepares to rush off with She-Ra. Stratos announces he'll be joining them, "You'll need my help." The siblings nod and then they are off.
Teela and Sy-Klone race off to let everyone know of the new plan. The drill must be stopped at all costs.
***On Etheria, a battle is also being fought with varying outcomes. The drills have yet to descend there, but chaos is reigning across the Fright Zone. The Rebels are putting up a good fight against the Horde. Glimmer is leading the way. Netossa, Spinnerella, and Bow are not far behind. Off to the side, Flutterina is attacking some Horde Troopers with the help of a few Masters: Snout Sprout and Roboto. Peekablue is on the sidelines informing the Rebels which areas are weakening. Other guards and soldiers from Bright Moon and Castle Chill are helping as well as the Mages from Mystacor. Leech and Grizzlor are trying to take down some Bright Moon guards. They are quickly stopped by some arrows courtesy of Bow.
Netossa finds herself fighting against an old enemy by way of Modulok. The captivating beauty can't help but notice a strange metal rod sticking through one of Modulok's heads. She also notices that the multi-limbed beast is not talking to her very much. Shrugging it off, Netossa is mostly interested in staying alive.
Spinnerella dances through some Troopers with a flurry of fists and kicks. Making quick work of the Troopers, Spinnerella joins in with Bow. "Everything ok Spinnerella?" The nimble beauty twirls, slamming her fist into a Trooper's face, "Oh perfect Bow! Just perfect!"
Fresh from her goodbye to Mermista and Perfuma, Frosta soon joins the rest of the Rebels. Madder than ever, the icy empress is thrilled to take her anger out on some nasty Horde members. Creating walls of ice, Frosta finds ways to slam her enemies into the walls. Leaving a trail of the Horde behind her, Frosta dusts her hands clean.
Glimmer is fighting her way through a never ending run of Troopers, but she ends up facing off against an unfamiliar Horde member. Corporal Romeo has a helmet on with a blood red visor. His vision with the visor is not the best, but due to the mechanics of his armor and the protective visor, he can fight based off of heat signatures while taking in less damage.
Shrugging this latest threat off, Glimmer slides to the ground sweeping Romeo to the floor. Jumping up, Romeo tries to shoot Glimmer with a laser blast. Missing the blast by just a small bit, Glimmer releases a burst of light from her fingertips that alters Romeo's visor. Kneeling to the ground, Romeo tries to fight, but can't see much. Glimmer plants a sharp kick to his side and gives a nice uppercut to his chin.
Falling backwards, Romeo lands on the ground motionless. Glimmer walks past him confident that she has rid herself of this enemy. The visor slides open, and Romeo spies Glimmer's foot. Reaching out, he grabs hold of her, dragging her to the ground. Glimmer rolls over prepared to fight even more, "This won't end well for you Horde scum!"
Expecting a fight, Glimmer notices that the Horde member is just quietly staring at her. Romeo gasps, "You are a woman!" Glimmer looks back, surprised to see a human underneath the helmet, "You're just now realizing that?" Romeo shakes his head, "My visor only shows heat signatures. I did not know. Why are you fighting? I do not fight women."
Glimmer keeps her fists ready, "Good. In that case I'd give up the fighting now, because there are a lot of women fighting around here." Romeo looks around at his enemies, most of whom are women, "What is this?" Glimmer shrugs, "The Great Rebellion." For being such a strong and terrifying member of the Horde, Romeo is actually thrown off kilter, "I've never seen anything like this before."
"Well you might wanna get used to it, because we are not going to let the Horde destroy our home." Glimmer stands there in utter defiance. Her heart is beating incredibly fast and she isn't completely sure if she should be talking to him, but she has never felt more in control. Romeo shakes his head, remembering his purpose on Etheria, "I will not fight you miss. But I will ask that you turn yourself in as a prisoner of the Horde."
Glimmer can't help but laugh, "Excuse me? That's pretty funny." Glimmer rushes him and throws off a burst of light. Romeo misses the attack and stands there. He is actually unsure of what to do. He has never experienced something like this before.
Trying to trip her up, Romeo reaches out to grab hold of her. Instead, Glimmer plants a swift kick to his side. Doubling over in pain, Romeo refuses to fight her, "Miss, do not make this more difficult than it needs to be. Turn yourself in." Glimmer sighs, "Why are you still talking? I'm not going to be your prisoner, but you can certainly be mine!" Glimmer sweeps him to the floor and quickly ties some rope around his wrists and ankles. Netossa and Spinnerella come racing over, "Need any help Glimmer?" The princess of Bright Moon grins, "I think I've got it. Look at this, we have another prisoner!" They look down in surprise. Of course, Glimmer has no idea that she just took down the Horde member in charge of the giant floating ship above.
Inside the Fright Zone chaos is spreading like wild fire. Troopers are running every which way. Hordak is gone, and a few other key players seem to be missing. This all makes for the perfect moment for Sea Hawk and his crew member Lir to do a little snooping around. "Hawk, what are we doing?" Sea Hawk continues to walk in the shadows heading to Hordak's throne room. "Lir, trust me on this, ok?"
They glide by and peek into the throne room. Sea Hawk grins, the plan couldn't be any more perfect. Hordak is gone. Racing into the room Sea Hawk and Lir search for a ring of keys. In what seems too good to be true, Sea Hawk finds a set of keys by Hordak's throne. The pirate kisses the ring, "Perfect! That old bastard!" Lir claps his hands, "So we got 'em!"
Sea Hawk nods, "We'll be able to unlock the fuel containers now. We won't ever need to worry about running low on fuel for the airship, ever!" The pirates smile at each other and prepare to leave. Things are not so simple though. Imp flies down from the rafters breathing fire towards the pirates.
Lir ducks, "What in the world!?" Sea Hawk takes a few steps back as he tries to fight off Hordak's pet dragon. Imp flaps his wings ferociously and breathes even more fire. Having had enough, Sea Hawk waits for his chance, and quickly punches the dragon. Imp flies to the ground knocked out cold. "Where did that little shit come from?" Hawk asks looking over at Lir.
The crew member sits up and shrugs, "I think from the rafters above." He points upwards, and Hawk looks up. Shaking his head, Hawk is just pleased that they don't have to deal with the pest. Though something else catches the pirate's eye. "You see that Lir?" Following Hawk's gaze, Lir squints above at a strange glow. "Yeah, I see it Hawk." The pirates walk closer, "We got some time Lir. See if we can get up there..."
***Inside Grayskull, Duncan is busy loading up some paperwork and gear to help with on Etheria. He stands over a table with a variety of items on it. He pours some water from a pitcher into a canteen. He goes over his items again to make sure nothing is missing. The Sorceress glides into the room with Orko. "Duncan. The drills are close. As the current Man-At-Arms, I don't think you should be leaving Eternia." The Sorceress stands with Orko as Duncan is near ready to step through the portal into Etheria. Duncan sighs, "Clamp Champ is delivering wonderful orders. There are plenty Masters here to make sure that nothing could possibly go wrong. I have to go, I want to help the Queen of Bright Moon. Besides, He-Man and She-Ra just stepped through. I want to make sure they have everything taken care of." The Sorceress nods. She reaches out to Duncan. Her love for him is great, but things have been strained as of late.
Turning away, Duncan sighs, "I'll return soon. I don't plan on staying on Etheria." The Sorceress nods, "When you come back... there are a few things I would like us to talk about." Duncan closes his eyes, "Of course." The Sorceress turns and rushes off. Orko is the only one to remain.
"Orko? Take care of everything. I shouldn't be gone long." Orko blinks, "Of course Man-At-Arms! Nothing to worry about!" Duncan waves to Orko and steps through the portal. The portal casts a strange glow and Orko continues to stare at it. The swirling energy is hypnotic. Floating towards the swirling energy, Orko wonders what it would be like if he stepped through.
"My place is here." Orko says quietly and turns to leave. As he turns, Orko loses his balance. His vision is slightly blurry from looking into the portal. He bumps into a nearby table knocking everything off. Papers go everywhere and the pitcher shatters spilling water across the floor. Water makes its way near the portal key that keeps the portal open.
Orko sighs, "So much for me taking care of things! I can clean this up!" Orko twirls his hands in the air and chants a spell that should hopefully clean the mess up. To his relief the spell actually works. "Would you look at that! Maybe I am good for something after all!" Orko quickly leaves the room as the portal continues to glow...
***Inside one of the giant Horde Ships, Sweet Bee continues to work on the lock on her cell door. She looks over towards the mouse who keeps her company, "I think I have finally gotten this to work!" In a matter of seconds Sweet Bee hears the lock turn and the door buzzes open. Sweet Bee motions for the mouse to join her. Running into her hand, the mouse crawls up her arm and neck, finally finding a safe resting place in her mass of golden curly hair.
Sweet Bee slowly makes her way outside of the cell and walks down the hall. The ship seems to be deserted, though Sweet Bee isn't entirely sure. Continuing to walk around, Sweet Bee is nearly caught by a lone Horde Trooper. She strikes the Horde Trooper from behind and walks off with his laser pistol.
There certainly seems to be a lot of commotion going on outside, but Sweet Bee isn't exactly sure what is going. She just continues to wander around the ship, hoping that at some point everything will start to make sense.
***On Eternia, the Masters and Evil Warriors are both working hard to destroy the drills that are tearing into the Eternian soil. Evil-Lyn shoves Teela over, "My magic will work on this!" Teela can only roll her eyes. Clamp Champ is trying to dismantle one of the smaller drills. It is a dangerous job for them all, because one wrong move could have any one of them caught in the drill's path.
Ram Man is growing tired of throwing stones and other items and looks around at the massive piece. "Something has got to just shut it down!" Buzz-Off flies to the group, "Ok, I couldn't get into the control room to stop the drill."
Clamp Champ calls out, "Was there anyone trying to stop you?" Buzz-Off shakes his head, "No. The ship seemed mostly empty. The door to the control room was locked tight. There is no way in." Clamp Champ shakes his head, "We've got to stop this drill!"
Ram Man speaks up, "I might have an idea!" He looks over at Sy-Klone, "Listen, I have an idea from a comic I once read that might work..." Sy-Klone listens to the plan, "And you think this could actually work?" Ram Man shrugs, "It never hurts to try."
The Masters and Evil Warriors look on as Sy-Klone grabs hold of Ram Man's hands. Sy-Klone shouts, "I hope you don't get sick!" Sy-Klone quickly spins as fast as he possibly can. The momentum of the speed soon starts to lift Ram Man up. Everyone looks on in awe. Even Skeletor is impressed. Soon the spinning is so fast, that everything looks like a blur. Sy-Klone focuses and with the right amount of timing, launches Ram Man out into the air.
Like a super fast bullet, Ram Man takes off and tears through the spinning drill. With helmet intact, Ram Man tears clean through the drill completely dismantling it. Mini explosions occur throughout the drill that spark all the way to the ship. The Masters and Evil Warriors shout in victory. They wonder about Ram Man, but that worry morphs into an all new concern as the exploding Horde Ship begins to rain down on the ground below. "Take cover!" Clamp Champ shouts as the Masters and Evil Warriors scatter about trying to avoid the dangerous debris.
While running from the carnage, Skeletor grins. "This is my perfect chance!" The threat of evil gone, Skeletor races off towards Grayskull. "No one is going to stop me this time!" He can do nothing but laugh.
***On Etheria the battle is letting up. The Rebels are proving to be very tough. Hordak is back and not very pleased. He barks out orders to anyone who can listen. The Fright Zone is in disarray. Multi Bot is passing by Horde Troopers. Everyone is rushing towards the battlefield outside the Fright Zone. The Horde robot is going against flow to simply follow his original orders. He is going to take care of Shadow Weaver.
Sneaking into Horror Hall is easier than he thought it would be. "Shadow Weaver?" Multi Bot looks for her, careful not to completely give himself away. How would one kill Shadow Weaver? It is a question that Multi Bot does not even know how to answer. He'll have to figure something out soon though. Multi Bot turns towards the back of Horror Hall. Strange sounds are ringing out. "Shadow Weaver?" Multi Bot walks slowly towards the noise, his arms producing multiple weapons. Prepared for a fight, Multi Bot jumps to surprise who he thinks will be Shadow Weaver. Instead he finds a rather pleasant surprise, "Huntara?" The warrior from Silax sits up in a daze, "I'm finally awake... Now where is that witch..."
Outside the Fright Zone, She-Ra and He-Man work with the Rebels. They all notice the drill beginning to descend from the Horde Ship. She-Ra looks over at their prisoner, "How can we stop that?" Romeo looks at the Rebels, "You strange people can put up a fight, but no one can stop that drill. No one." Glimmer shakes her head, "Don't listen to this jerk. She-Ra, something must be done!" Stratos looks up at the Horde Ship, "I can make it up there."
Frosta cozies up to He-Man who appears oblivious, "But Stratos, you won't be able to do this alone." An idea sparks within She-Ra. The drills are approaching, but this can be their chance to do something bigger than just destroying a drill. She-Ra looks over at He-Man, "You said there was a portal inside that ship, yes?" He-Man nods, "Skeletor said as much. The portal leads to Horde World..." She-Ra nods and whistles for Swiftwind.
He-Man shakes his head, "I'm not letting you go alone." She-Ra nods and notices Sea Hawk in the distant. "Well then hop on a ride, I'll meet you at the top." He-Man nods and races towards Sea Hawk. Frosta looks around, "Wait a minute! You aren't leaving me behind!" She races after He-Man.
The other Rebels look on. Bow watches She-Ra in the air. He curses himself and races after the airship too. Flutterina and Peekablue look at each other and shrug. Netossa helps Glimmer with Romeo, "What do we do now?" Glimmer shrugs, "We have our prisoner, but I guess the rest is up to She-Ra."
Flying high above the clouds, She-Ra makes her way to a part of the Horde Ship's deck. Stepping onto the ship, She-Ra pats Swiftwind, "Thank you Swifty." She-Ra surveys the ship. No one seems to be around, "Where could everyone be? Surely we haven't fought them all?" She-Ra walks around hoping to figure out what can be done next. Soon she hears the whirring of Sea Hawk's ship. Turning to see her friends, She-Ra smiles. Her smile soon turns to a look of worry as not only He-Man, but Frosta and Bow quickly follow. Sea Hawk jumps on the deck as Stratos flies up from below.
"Well, this is a party." Sea Hawk says, looking at everyone. She-Ra looks back at everyone, "I thought it would just be you He-Man." The muscle man smiles at his sister, "Yeah. Well. Things change." Frosta brushes past Stratos and stands close to He-Man, "Yes She-Ra. Things change! Now let's do what we need to do!"
She-Ra smiles to herself and a plan is set. They are going to look for a control room. "There should hopefully be controls for the drill that can be stopped." She-Ra nods and they are close to running off when the air suddenly changes. A piercing scream wails in the distance. She-Ra's heart sinks, "You all go ahead. I'll catch up." Bow looks at She-Ra, "You sure?"
She-Ra smiles wanting to hug Bow, and kick him, for showing up on the ship. "Bow, I'm good. Just go and get the drill stopped." He gives her a look. The love between them is evident, and could give each other away if anyone noticed. No one does. The others are already off while Bow rushes to catch up. Meanwhile, She-Ra prepares to face a dreaded enemy.
He-Man charges into the Horde Ship and carefully looks around. No one seems to be aboard. The group heads down a hall and before they realize what is happening, someone screams, "I've got a gun! I'll shoot!" He-Man looks around, the voice sounds familiar. Sea Hawk is ready to fight. Frosta calls out, "Go ahead and shoot! I doubt you'd want to mess with us!" The voice calls out, "Frosta?" The empress looks at her friends and shrugs.
Sweet Bee walks out of the shadows and sighs, "Oh, it's you. I am so happy." He-Man smiles at the sight of Sweet Bee while Frosta's mouth drops open, "You're here? Of all the people, you are here?" Sweet Bee smiles in relief and hugs Frosta, "I am so happy to see you!" Frosta groans, "And I'm positively thrilled. Darling."
Outside on the deck, She-Ra looks around. The piercing screams are louder than before. Soon the zombie Double Trouble swoops in on her horse with metal wings. She-Ra watches the metal wings tear through the side of the ship as the horse lands. Recoiling in sadness, She-Ra watches her former friend slide off the winged horse. Rising up, Double Trouble gurgles and hisses. Making her way to She-Ra, the undead beauty lunges forward wielding a sword.
The two fight, if it can be called fighting. She-Ra shudders as her fists make contact with her friend's face. This is no longer her friend though. Whatever the Horde did to her, they created a monster. Double Trouble hisses and tries to bite into She-Ra. Tossing Double Trouble against a wall, She-Ra screams as she drives her power sword through her chest. The blade goes through, pinning Double Trouble to the wall.
Much like a past experience in the Midnight Lair with a Pyre, the magic from the power sword instantly does something within Double Trouble's body. Her face changes. Her solid black eyes dissolve away, almost revealing the violet eyes she had when she lived. She-Ra looks on in sadness, "Spira?" Double Trouble looks around, her pupils and iris still black, "She-Ra? What... what is happening to me? What... have I done?" Her lower lip trembles. She is fighting something within her. The darkness, that all consuming hunger, it is fighting within her. "P-p-please. She-Ra. Stop this..."
She-Ra shakes her head. Tears are in her eyes. She isn't sure what to do, she is lost. Soon the power sword no longer has an effect on Double Trouble. The piercing wail returns as her eyes are filled with the black venom again. Reaching out to strike, Double Trouble nearly harms the princess of power. Bringing herself to reality, She-Ra quickly reaches over her shoulder and draws out her golden ax. Swiping quickly, She-Ra drives the blade through Double Trouble's neck, slamming the body into the wall. The ax is wedged in with Double Trouble's head resting on the blade. Separated from the neck, her body falls to the deck floor. The black venom fades away revealing her once bright violet eyes.
She-Ra screams in agony and sadness. She is looking at her friend. Her once joyful and strong friend. Caressing Double Trouble's cheek, She-Ra cries, "I'm so sorry Spira. You deserved so much more. I'm so sorry." She-Ra removes her ax and places her friend's severed head by her body. "This never should have happened."
With a new sense of purpose and a flow of anger running through her veins, She-Ra rushes after her friends. She soon collides with everyone and is surprised to see Sweet Bee. He-Man gushes, "Sweet Bee has been on this ship for awhile. She helped us find the control room and helped stop the drill." Sweet Bee nods. Bow looks at She-Ra, "Are you alright?" She-Ra nods, "I will be. Where is the portal to Horde World?" They all look at Sweet Bee for an answer, "I'm not entirely sure. But there are maps in the control room. It is important we follow those maps, because the others from my Hive are on this ship somewhere too."
"Ok. We'll find the others from the Hive as well as the portal." She-Ra nods looking at everyone. A mad dash is made through out the ship. Bow travels to the holding cells to release the other prisoners. The plan is for everyone to be on the ship. However the portal to Horde World is calling.
He-Man and She-Ra stand before the gleaming swirl of energy. He-Man calls out to his sister, "A lot is happening right now. Are you sure you want to do this?" She-Ra nods, "Yes. I've never been more sure. I want to end this now." Stratos appears, "I will be joining you." He-Man nods. Sweet Bee finds the group, with Frosta right behind. "Bow is saving my people, but there may be others on Horde World. I must follow you all." Frosta quickly speaks up, "And I must be along with you, my powers over ice may come in handy." Shaking his head, He-Man sighs, "I don't think that is necessary..."
Sea Hawk jumps into the room, "My crew is helping Bow, so my hands are free for this mission too." He flashes a grin to She-Ra. The princess of power shakes her head, "No. There are too many of us, this needs to be a smaller group." Sea Hawk shakes his head and races for the portal, "Don't think so. You'll need our help. See you suckers on the other side." She-Ra jumps forward, "What is he doing!" He-Man jumps after the pirate while Stratos, Sweet Bee and Frosta jump right after.
She-Ra hakes her head and sighs. She feels a hand reach out on her shoulder, "Be careful." She-Ra turns to Bow, "Oh Bow." She hugs him tightly. Bow whispers, "You ok? I saw her body." Thinking of Double Trouble, She-Ra fights back tears, "I have to stop the Horde. After everything, this has to end now. This will be for Spira. For all of us..." He kisses her, "Don't let me get in the way. I've got everything taken care of here. Finish the Horde." She-Ra nods, "I'll be back soon." She-Ra turns and walks towards the portal. She knows Bow is still there, watching her. She turns one more time, "Bow, I love you." Bow nods his heart racing, "I love you too. Adora." And with that She-Ra steps through the portal to Horde World.
Once through, She-Ra joins her friends. Though their journey is just beginning. Once they are clear through the portal, the group of heroes find themselves in front of a large firing squad...
This is it! The end of Part 2 next week!
Will Skeletor sneak into Grayskull?
What will await our heroes on Horde World?
You'll have to find out with the final chapter that concludes Part 2!!!