Bri ran over and felt for a pulse. She blinked back tears when she realized that her heartbeat was decreasing rapidly. Box opened her eyes, which were now a light gray. Seto walked over to the dying leader of the shadow dimension, looking for how he may be able to save her. Star closed her eyes and stepped back, tears running down her face. The only thing Box could see was Bri’s face, determined to keep her alive.
“I’ll be alright, don’t worry.” She gave a faint smile and blinked to say goodbye. The last thing she heard was Bri’s cry for her friends death.
She soon awoke in a dark room, with creatures lurking around every corner. Box had done it. She finally got into the Shadow Archives. She could hear staggered breathing as she crouched under a counter, looking for anyone who had survived. Box let out a gasp of disbelief when she saw two of her old friends under a fallen piece of cobble.
“Raman, Addi? What are you doing here… Alive?” Her old allies were both laying in a bloody mess as they looked Box in the eyes.
“He tried to get in. He had Ben’s amulet and letter. Said that he found it here, of all places. I know he’s going to come back if he finds out that you’re here. You need to stop him before he releases them.” Raman spoke gently, blood running out of her mouth as she did so. Box shook her head, looking at her friends warily.
“What about you two?” She questioned, looking back at just Raman.
“We’ll be fine. There’s a reason that we’re the protectors of the Archives.” Box smiled and said goodbye, ready to tell her friends in the Overworld that they needed to go down here, in the depths of the Shadow Archives.
When she woke up, Bri nearly knocked her over with a hug so tight that cobra’s would choke. When she finally got the strength to pry her off, she stood, facing everyone with a grim expression. Star shook her head and walked over to Box.
“Herobrine’s trying to get back into the Archives, and if we don’t get there before he does, he can at least get one evil shadow to come out.” She summoned a portal on the ground that led to pure darkness. Ant peered into it uneasily, it looked very much like the void, but without the particles. Seto cast a spell of night vision for the ones in the group who needed it.
“Better?” He asked, laughing as Ant’s worried expression faded.
“No. Even if we get inside, we cant be sure what Herobrine’s planning to do.” Star shuddered at the thought of Enderlox or Skybrine coming back to life.
“We can at least try.” With that, Box jumped in with everyone following. They landed square in the middle of a destroyed base, near the Shadow Archives.
“Lets do this” They took off running in the direction of a nearly destroyed obsidian room, prepared for the worst.
Herobrine yelled in anger and threw a table across a room, breaking it as it hit the wall.
“Where is it? I need that paper! I have his amulet… But the paper is nowhere to be found!” He kicked a flowerpot over, knocking a key out of it. He smirked and looked over at Ben’s infirmary room, just across a small hallway.
“Clever boy. Too bad you had to die.” The god of mobs picked up the key and kicked open the door, sending dust and debris in all directions. A small chest was hidden in a corner, filled with darkness. He put the key in and carefully opened the chest. Another paper was inside.
“Well played, uncle. But it’ll take a lot more to kill me than that.” He turned to see Ben, in angel form, starring Herobrine down. “They’ll be here any second now. When they get here, they will kill you. With no mercy.” He crossed his arms and glared at his uncle.
“Too bad they aren’t yet.” He smiled and vanished, appearing at the outside of the doors of the Archives. Ben unsheathed his sword and smiled, cursing under his breath. He could still remember the tight grip Herobrine had on his throat, never letting go. He walked inside and searched for a darkend area, where three amulets could perfectly fit. After going down multiple staircases and more cursing, he finally found it behind a bookshelf.
"Going somewhere?" A recruit was behind him, sword in hand.
"Yes, actually. Now that I have his paper and amulet, you better believe it." He suddenly threw his sword at a support beam, crashing on top of her and someone else nearby.
Herobrine laughed and opened the three letters, revealing who’s amulet unleashes who. He smiled as he read what Ben’s paper had said.
Completely dangerous and could kill nearly instantly. A creature that Herobrine summoned twelve years ago. It has glowing white eyes, but nothing else different aside from that. Proceed with caution.
“Ah… Where did the years go?” Herobrine laughed coldly as he placed Ben’s amulet in one column. The ruby inside shone brightly, until it was nearly impossible to see. As the light died down, A figure appeared near a wall.
“Hero. Long time, no see. What do you need me to do now?” Skybrine cooed darkly. The god of mobs told him his plan and he just smiled.
“It’ll be my pleasure.” He smirked, unsheathing his butter sword, ready to kill.