The Moonflow…. The waters were calm as the pyreflies danced silently above it and the flowers that floated on top were so still it made the water look like glass. Tidus, the young Blitzball player from Zanarkand stared out across the seemingly vast, vacant waters. The emptiness that filled his heart was almost unbearable and he wouldn't have been able to take it if it weren't for his friends.
It seemed the one person who was more of a father to him had walked out of his life more quickly than he had come into it. Lulu came to stand beside him. She looked out across the Moonflow and then to Tidus.
"Come. We must not delay Yuna any longer than need be. She must make her way to Macalania now."
Tidus looked to Lulu, then the Moonflow, then back to Lulu and simply nodded his head in acceptance. The both made their way to the large Shoopuff and climbed aboard. Tidus looked to everyone. First he saw Yuna, who's eyes were still red from crying. Wakka, whos eyes were still blank with disbelief. Rikku, who looked out over the ocean. Trying to fathom what really went on. Then to Kimahri. He was still as strong as ever, showing no emotion.
Maybe that's the way all Ronsos were. But maybe Kimahri felt the sorrow on the inside…. Tidus thought.
Tidus sat down, letting the soft breeze dry his weary eyes. There had to be a way to do something in his rememberance, but what? His sword was at the bottom of the Moonflow probably unreachable by now. But Tidus wanted that sword. To give his lost friend some honor. Time passed slowly and finally they arrived on the outskirts of Macalania Forest.
" Alright, everyone off zee shoopuff!" the Hypello driver exclaimed.
It took a minute for everyone to get off but as soon as they touched ground, Yuna turned to the driver.
"Thank you, Hypello. You are most kind." She said as she bowed low and left.
The young summoner, weary travelers and all, made their way through the woods with an occasional battle with the small Ochus and occasional wolves. But finally arrived at the Macalania Temple. Home to the mysterious Guado and any random passerby.
" Whoa." Wakka exclaimed
A nearby door opened with a swoosh and out came and older Guado. He came to Yuna and bowed.
" Maester Seymour will be with you shortly, please make yourself at home." He said and vanished just as quickly as he came.
Tidus made his way to the row of pictures hanging on the wall just above the ascending stairs. He stared at them and pondered why they all look the same.
"These are the Maesters of years gone by." Lulu told him
"But Lulu, how come they uh…. Look the same?" He asked pointing.
" They had 2 Guado parents. That's why they all look the same." She simply stated.
Tidus went down the row and stopped at the very last pic. He then turned to Lulu.
"Ok smarty pants. Explain this one. How come he looks different than all the rest?"
" He is the son of a Guado and a human woman." Lulu said harshly.
Suddenly a door opened with a woosh. Out stepped the being from the last picture.
He walked with an arrogant walk, like he had something up his sleeve.
" Seymour Guado." Lulu stated bored like.
Seymour surveyed the hodgepodge band of Guardians and Summoner. He looked to Yuna.
" Lady Yuna. There should be 7 here but yet I see only 6. Tell me, Where is Sir Auron.?" He asked.
Tears began to fill Yuna's eyes as she began to relay the story of the Guardian.