The Last Rose of Summer

Author's Notes:

Okies, I just wanted to thank my best friend, Rei Ryuuko, for helping edit! Kinda noisy editor, but a good editor none the less. ^.^ And anything in []s are OOC by me and Rei-chan. And the song is The Last Rose of Summer by Charlotte Church (I dun liek the tune much, but the lyrics were kewl ^.^;). All thingies (c) to their proper owners. That is all... o.o

The [everybody's favorite] trickster priest stood on a high hill over looking the battlefield of the Reinyoko War (1). This was the second great war (2) between the evil Mazoku and the pure Ryuuko.

'Tis the last rise if summer,
Left blooming alone.

The battle plain was tainted. Crimson, like a rose. Or like blood. There were few survivors, if any. Xellos began to wonder if he was alone..alone here (3). The word echoed through and through. Victory tasted bitter.

All her lovely companions are faded and gone.

Yet, it was glorious. All those golden dragons falling at his will. Their voices lifted up in a scream of sad despair. The golden scales stained with blood shining in the setting sun. Even in the last moment, the Ryuuzoku were beautiful.

No flow'r of her kindred,
No rosebud is nigh.

No more golden dragons. No more golden haired dragons. No more...

To reflect back her blushes,
Or give sigh for sigh.

Xellos thrust his staff into the ground. Its blood-red ruby shone in the falling sun. Something moved in the distance. Eh...? What now. One more measly Ryuuzoku. Xel sighed. One more, then he could go and have some tea or do something...anything...

I'll leave not thee, thou lone one,
To pine on the stern

Picking up his staff, [everybody's fa-ow! ::gets hit by Mizu:: T-T(4)][Eh hem...-_-] the trickster priest-general walked down the cliff the finish the massacring of the gold dragon race.

Since the lovely are sleeping,
Go, sleep thou with them.

It could see him coming. Xel could feel its rage sweep over him in waves. The gold dragon [in humanoid form, folks!] stood up, staggering. It was weak. It picked up something particularly heavy looking and ran for him. Xel stopped in his steps and waited. This would be a piece of cake. Chocolate, that is. [Yummy! OW! @_@!?! ::gets hit by-::] [Shush! Quiet Rei. ]

Where thy mates of the garden,
Lay scentless and dead.

The gold dragon rushed forward, just reeking of anger. [No, anger doesn't stink, Rei... -_-] [Sorry, Mizu-chan @_@] Blonde hair streaming behind it like a golden banner. It lifted its mace as it came closer. Eh...wait. Mace? Xel facefaulted. [Yes, I know. It was all poetic until anime kicked in.. ^-^]Filia.

Soon may I follow,
Where friendships decay.

The enraged gold dragon continued her assult. Charging. Blinded by anger and sorrow. [::Rei runs in a places a rock in Filia's path][::Mizu blinx::]Only to trip. Filia fell straight at her enemy. [BOOM! Heheheh...OW! @_@][BE QUIET REI!!!!!! -_-]

"Filia-chan! How nice to see you! Please do me a favor, will you?"


"Would you mind getting yousrself off of me?"

[Heheheheheh...trademark nicky coming up!]


And from love's shining circle,
The gems drop away!

Where true hearts lie wither'd,
And fond ones are flow'n.

Oh! Who would inhabit
This bleak world alone?

Author Notes:

1: Reinyoko is pronounced Ren-yoko. It's a combo of Rei (editor's name) and Nyoko (my sn). The name means "Spirit Gem War".

2: The first great war was the Kouma War. I think that's how you spell it. O.o;

3: HUMANS STILL EXSIST! This only means that he was alone on the battle field. There are other Ryuuzoku and Mazoku wandering around be lazy somewhere else too.

4: Mizu is me, by the way. Rei is the editor whom I'm constantly...erm..hitting?