Relative disclaimers apply
by Caroline Garcia
Voltron came out of the river, they were ready to fight…Cossack was in the
balcony and gave the order to release the robeast. The casket carrying Avok
came down. Then it was enveloped in a glowing fog. It grew to twenty times
its original size. The monster stepped out of the casket and glared at the
mighty robot…Keith and Allura gapped their mouths in disbelief…
“VOLTRON – I’LL DESTROY YOU!” he said with a thunderous voice. “Keith – it’s
my cousin Avok!” she gasped. He frowned. “Allura – he’s no longer your
cousin. We have to fight him!”. Avok reached for two sables from his armor
and formed a magnificent sword and began to swirl it above his head in
defiance. “Form blazing sword!” Keith ordered.
And the fight began…Lotor’s words were true. Avok was stronger and quicker
than Voltron, and was able to make him lose his weapon. The VF gasped. Could
it be possible that Voltron has finally met his executioner?
“You can forget about the blazing sword” Pidge quipped. “That robeast is
quite powerful!” Hunk snapped. “Not so fast!” Lance said, “I have a surprise
for him – a laser blade!” and he threw a rotating blade that knocked off the
sword of his hand. Voltron rushed forward and started wrestling with him.
But he raised Voltron high above his head and sent him crashing to the
ground. King Cova, Romelle and Bandor came out of the castle. Bandor smiled.
“Come on big brother! Finish him off!” he exclaimed.
Avok grabbed Voltron’s head. “Fire lion torches!” Keith bellowed, and fire
came out of Black lion’s maw, hitting Avok on the face. He yelled and drew
back. They stood back quickly and moved forward. The two giants crashed into
the wall and crumpled to the ground. They rolled over a few times and their
struggle ended when they fell into the river. “This is our chance. Let’s
attack with the force field” Keith said. The mighty robot was engulfed by a
magnetic glow that reached Avok, making him shriek with pain.
Meanwhile, Lotor was in his destroyer watching the duel. He frowned and hit
the console. “I can’t believe this! Avok is a fool. Destroy them both!” he
ordered. A swarm of Doom fighters began to attack Avok and Voltron, but
somehow they concentrated their lasers on Avok. He was hit a few times and
realized that Lotor had betrayed him. He became furious and began to crush
the fighters with his bare hands. But he was attacked from behind and he
fell face down.
Bandor stepped forward. “Swim toward the sea!” he gasped. Romelle widened
her eyes. “He’s hurt! We must help him!” she cried and ran toward the river,
but she was stopped by Doom guards and taken to the destroyer. “LET ME GO! I
HATE YOU LOTOR!” she screamed. King Cova and Bandor ran to her aid but a
guard drew his laser gun and hit the king on the chest, killing him
instantly. Bandor backed up in horror…”Father is dead! I must rescue my
sister!”. He rushed forward but the guard shot him on the leg, making him
fall in searing pain. He raised his arm on a futile attempt to save her.
“ROMELLE! DON’T LEAVE ME!” he yelled.
“We must save her!” Allura exclaimed. “Let’s go after them!” Keith shouted.
Red lion crashed his way into the destroyer, and found Lotor, Romelle and
Hagar. The dark prince became enraged and grabbed Romelle’s hand. “Get out!
Or she will suffer the consequences!” he hissed. “Come on! Let’s finish
them!” Hunk yelled. A low growl rose deep in Keith’s throat. If they
continue Lotor would kill her, they had to let them go for now. “Let’s move
out. We’ll find another way to rescue her” he said. Minutes later they saw a
Lotor’s cruiser leaving the destroyer as it exploded into a million pieces.
The lions landed in a semi-circle in front of the Polluxian Castle, and the
VF went to Prince Bandor’s side. He hung his head and tears came running
down his cheeks. “My father is dead, Avok is gone and Lotor has kidnapped
Romelle. I will never see my sister again!” he cried. Allura grimaced and
tears formed in her eyes. Poor Bandor had a heavy load on his shoulders. He
was now ruler of Pollux, but he desperately needed Romelle’s guidance. “Of
course you will. We’ll rescue her” she said. Bandor wiped his eyes. “Allura
– I’m sorry. I thought Avok was telling me the truth, I was a fool”. She
shook her head. “Bandor – there’s nothing to forgive. Now we can be friends
like before”. He smiled at her. “Yes – I would like that very much”. Keith
smiled at the young prince and placed a hand on his shoulder. “And we’ll
join forces to end this senseless war” he said.
Prince Lotor took Princess Romelle back to planet Doom, and tossed her in a
dungeon with other female slaves. The dark prince’s evil laugh could be
heard through out the castle. “My plans of conquest are going well. Now that
I have Romelle they will have to listen to my demands. Soon I will have
Voltron, Arus and Pollux in the palm of my hand. But most important – I will
have princess Allura”. Zarkon and Hagar tormented the young princess
constantly, while Lotor attacked Arus. He wanted to keep the VF busy, so
that they wouldn’t be able to rescue Romelle. He didn’t worry about Prince
Bandor. He knew that the young man wouldn’t endanger his sister’s life.
A few days later he decided to pay a visit to his captive…
“Ah! There you are my pretty” he said. She was sitting on the floor, leaning
her head on the wall. She turned to him and winced. “Get out!” she cried. He
chuckled. “Princess Romelle – even in this dark cell you’re still
breathtaking”. He bent down and pulled her closer, and took her chin in his
hand. She gasped loudly. He closed his eyes and was about to kiss her on the
lips, when she slapped him so fiercely that he turned his head. His face
burned hot with rage and humiliation.
She grabbed a rock and attacked him, but he caught her wrist. She tried to
free herself from his grasp, but it was impossible and she dropped the
weapon. He glared at her. “You’re not only beautiful, you’re as fiery as
your cousin Allura!” he spat. She crawled away from him. “I know about your
plans. You’re going to send me to the pit of skulls, like your other
victims!” she said. “Not yet, I need you to lure my prey” he retorted. He
knelt down, and before she knew it, he scooped her up and slung her over his
shoulder. “Let me go you fiend!” she hollered, “Let me go!” she screamed
while pounding his back with her fists. He laughed. “I’ll never let you go.
You’re coming with me to my chambers”.
He threw her onto the bed. She bolted out and ran as far as she could before
Lotor’s arms were around her waist, throwing her to the ground. The
frightened princess turned and attempted to get up, but he pinned her down.
“Let me go! My father and Bandor will come for me!”. He smirked. “I don’t
think so my love…your father is dead and Bandor doesn’t have a chance
against my fleet”. She widened her eyes and gasped. “Bastard! You killed my
father! I despise you!”.
“We can fix that” he said gruffly and then kissed her firmly. “Please Lotor,
let me go” she pleaded. “Please Lotor” he mocked. Then his voice turned
serious, low, and ominous. “My dear princess, it could have been different,
you know. You could have given me a chance to court you in the usual way.
But no, not you, Princess Romelle of Pollux. So, now, what you get is what
you deserved”. She lifted her in his arms and threw her onto the bed. “You
will be mine Romelle” he murmured. She inhaled sharply. “Lotor – you will
never have me, I’ll die first” she cried.
“Shut up!”. He cupped her chin and forced her to look at him. She shivered
and swallowed convulsively. He had the look of desire burning in his
chatoyant eyes. He began to touch her incessantly. “Your skin is so soft” he
whispered. His mouth pressed kisses against her throat while his hand
fondled her breast hungrily. Her body was trembling with revulsion and she
managed to bite his cheek, he reared back and backhanded her. “You’ll pay for
this!” he growled. She began to cry. “Help! Help!” she shouted as loud as
she could. “You want this! Admit it!” he snarled. “No! No!” she screamed.
“You will like it!”. Her resistance was the most exciting he had ever
encountered. She shut her eyes, preparing herself for what was about to
happen…praying that someone would come to her rescue…but no one came.
Romelle opened her eyes and moaned in pain. Her body hurt all over. She
would never forget what had happened. She shook and then started to cry
helplessly. “I want to go home!”.
The doors slid open and she turned to see who it was…
“Good morning – my love” Lotor said with sarcasm. She rose up from the bed
and ran to the other side of the room. “Leave me alone!” she cried. He
walked toward her. “I’m NOT sorry I hurt you” he said while looking down at
her. “I could have been gentle, had you been more cooperative. If you obey
me, I will not have to be brutal again. And, of course, you will obey me
“You will be my bride. I had made all the arrangements. We even have
father’s blessing – such as it is”.
“I will never marry you!”.
He chuckled mildly. “If you don’t marry me, I will kill your brother”.
“The Voltron Force will rescue me, you’ll see”.
He grabbed her and smiled, “My dear – they’re so busy rebuilding their
miserable planet after my last attack, they don’t have time for you”.
Romelle’s eyes flashed at him in anger. “You’re a monster!”. A grin erupted
across his mouth. “I don’t like the word monster…robeast, that’s better”.
He quickly covered her mouth with his. She tried to scream as he kissed her,
but he muffled her cry. Romelle’s hands bunched in protest against his
chest. “Aren’t you getting tired of this my darling?” he whispered into her
ear while roaming her soft curves. He didn’t see her hands come down like
claws on his face. Suddenly he felt heated pain on his face…he was bleeding!
He growled and pushed her away, making her fall to the ground. He looked
down at her, his feline eyes filled with hatred. “Damn you! Not even Voltron
is going to save you from your fate!” he bellowed and dragged her out of his
He took her to the pit of skulls. “You could have been my queen, but you
preferred Voltron and the Alliance. She glared at him. “I will never betray
them. I would rather die!” she declared. “THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE – MARRY
ME!” he yelled. “Never! I don’t want to share the disgrace of your throne”
she returned angrily. “Fool! You don’t know how many princesses would like
to be in your position”. He turned on his heel and walked toward the guards.
He then gazed at her, a smirk decorating his face. “If you must know, I
never really cared about you, I only wanted to get back at the Voltron
Force”. She turned her face away from him and then she heard a voice,
“Don’t be afraid Romelle…you’re not alone” and she gasped softly.
“GUARDS! DRAW YOUR WEAPONS!”.
She yelled and covered herself. The lasers hit the skulls around her and
they piled on top of her as a shield. Lotor smiled ruthlessly. “THROW HER
INTO THE PIT OF SKULLS!”.
“Please stop!” she cried. But the guards ignored her pleads and fired again.
The laser blasts were so powerful, that the ground underneath her opened and
she fell to a certain death, releasing a despairing scream. Lotor walked up
to the edge of the pit and kicked a skull into it. He laughed loudly and
then said, “Voltron ruined my plans many times, but I’ve got my revenge”.
To Part Seven
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