“Maya! Cata-lina! Get up!” Ziccarra screamed at the bottom of the stairs awaiting for an answer that never came. “Adios Mio, If I have to walk up these steps; I will hurt one of them” She said, slowly pushing up the incline to her girls rooms. “Cata-lina, get up. You have an audition today…” She shrieked again, pounding on the dark cardinal’s door. Thanks to Alexis’ words of wisdom, she allowed both her daughters to follow their hearts, her strict tutelage was driving them away, or Maya at least.
Pressing her ear to Cat’s door she could at least hear yawning resounding through the wooden doors. “Great…that tis one” She said, moving past her own room toward Maya’s; mid-stride she backtracked to her open door to see Alexis still sleeping.
“No, No it tis ok, my darling; you can stay sleep, I will just eat on my lonesome” She said sardonically, stomping her feet on the ground to cause a minor tremor. These days got tedious, waking up to get her girls up; then spending the day doing….chores; this was a drastic change from the combat training she usually participated in.
Things had been growing mundane; Malaga was her home but it provided little excitement, Alexis could fly between Solar Systems, Catalina was into acting, and Maya was a model; but what did she do? Aside from her goddess duties, Ziccarra really didn’t do anything.
Letting out a jaded sigh, she continued moving down the hall to Maya’s room. Maya was typically the hardest to wake up, given her tendency to text into late hours; between taking selfies and texting she didn’t see how Maya had enough time to model.
Maya had not moved, the screaming nor pounding of her door did very little to wake the Cardinal of Reality from her slumber. “Adios Mio, Mija Levantate!” Her thunderous voice caused Maya to only switch sides.
As she stood over her youngest child, she don’t know what came over her, bumps begin to boil on her forearm; her face begin to swell a potent red, for a moment she remembered getting so angry she could kill. “Why…why do I feel this way?” She could feel her disposition changing gradually.
“!!!” She tried to scream, but as Maya awakened, her powers begin to manifest; she eclipsed the entire room in white light; before teleporting the entire villa to a new world entirely.
Reality M- Earth M Vancouver
Something was different, the air was oddly acidic; but the atmosphere surrounding her arrival wasn’t a cheery one. The gown she had worn around the house, had been transformed into her Cardinal Assault Armor.
She found herself watching troops march along the river banks in preparation for some sort of battle. “The Queen’s forces are here!” Someone yelled snagging Ziccarra’s attention, she could hear by the numbers the opposing military force was far too vast for this ragtag militia.
“Attrition…” Ziccarra murmured watching, the “queens” resources being poured into this one city. From the atmosphere she gathered, this was the final conflict. They could not press on any longer, Ziccarra could see the wear and tear in the demeanor.
“What tis the situation?” She asked, taking a knee by a downed bunker. “The Queens guard are being led by the king!” Ziccarra’s eyes shot upward, a man hovered over the troops watching as the moved into position.
“Alexis…?” the shock in her voice reflect on her face; her husband was leading the world’s army. “Th-that’s not Alexis…” she confirmed catching “U” designation on his chest, instead of the “S”. “Where am I?” Ziccarra whispered, it couldn’t be bothered; the Queen’s guard launched an assault on the rebel stronghold.
Calling upon the legendary prowess of her mask, Ziccarra added hundreds more rebel units to the battlefield, using the feint attrition strategy. Surely this alter-Alexis would see through this ruse, but his troops were at the mercy of Ziccarra’s powerful illusion spell.
Removing her helmet, she prepared herself to battle the alter-Alexis, and for the first time in months a smile crept on her face; she was doing what she loved.