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Without a Destiny chap 16
Chapter 16
The other Toa arrived after several minutes of patience.  Gali had wanted to ask more, but knew that it would just cause Ternian more pain to have to explain herself twice. So she waited until her brothers were assembled.
Ternian started to speak, then stopped.  She had spent almost the whole time she had waited in trying to find a way to say what she needed to, but she still couldn't.  Eventually, she gathered herself and spoke.
“You all know the truth now.  What I did, and why my team is... no more.  There is nothing I can do but apologize for not telling you myself.  I tried, Mata Nui knows I tried, to tell you.  More than once, I almost did, but I couldn't... bring myself to tell you...” She bowed her head, eyes tight shut, and lowered her voice to almost a whisper. “...I just wasn't strong enough.  I couldn't admit what I had done, that I... Mata Nui, I ended their lives, destroyed them, as surely as if I had sen
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Without a Destiny: Chapter 15
Chapter 15
Many hours passed, with Creala constantly looking after the ailing Toa of Plant-life.  Tahu, Lewa and Pohatu had also left for their villages.  Gali hesitated, but decided to stay with Creala and help if she could.  Onua volunteered to stay also after talking to Tahu and Pohatu, both of whom's Wahi's bordered his own, and getting assurance that they would look after Onu-Wahi for him.
It was almost dawn now.  Gali, who had taken the Matoran healer to one side, was trying to convince Creala to rest. But it was to little effect.  “You need to sleep,” she urged.  “You won't be able to keep this up if you don't get some rest.”
“Do you think that I could sleep, knowing that Ternian still needs my help?  Besides, I'm not tired yet.” Creala replied.
“There is nothing more you can do for her now.  She needs a chance to—”
Creala's head shot up at that.  “There is everything more I
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Without a Destiny: Chapter 14
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Ternian's condition had mostly stabilized by morning, although she hadn’t regained consciousness yet.  She had begun to develop a fever from the venom, like Creala had been afraid would happen, but it was mostly under control.  Only time would tell; it had been a long night, but the greatest danger was passed.  Creala stood, relieved, and reported back to the Toa Koto.
“She should be true-fine,” finished Creala.  “She's always had an ever-strong will, despite what you may think; she proved that at the Plague.
“'The Plague?'” asked Tahu.  “What was—or is—this 'Plague'?
Creala looked puzzled.  “The Great Plague, of course, don't you remem—” Then her gaze cleared.  “Oh, that was long-before you arrived.  It was fifty years ago, by now.  I'd forgotten that you wouldn't have heard-known of it; No one likes speak-talking about it—especially not Ternian,
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Without a Destiny: Chapter 13
Chapter 13
“Evidently, if Pohatu's right, the two Nui-Jaga were never really what they seemed to be, but the protodermis revealed them for what they truly were,” Onua mused aloud as the clouds began to fade,   “But the only questions now are:  what, or who, disguised them, and why?  Where's the other one, and where's Ternian?  It's been almost an hour since you came to tell us she'd disappeared.”  The group had moved closer to the center of the island, planning to tell the Turaga
“We can't wait for her.” said Tahu. “It is essential that we find the other Nui-Jaga, before it gets to one of our villages.  Unprepared, even Ta-Koto would stand little chance against such a beast.  We must—”
“No.....need...”
The Toa Koto spun around to see Toa Ternian, leaning heavily on her staff, standing in the shadows at the edge of the treeline with her brown cloak wrapped around her.  There were st
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Father's Day: Brothers
I know this is late, but my siblings borrowed the phone I took the picture with so I couldn't upload this.... -_-
Anyway, Happy Father's Day, especially to my dad who's always encouraged my drawing skills (whether that comes in the form of taking me to professional artists to learn, or just pointing out the design flaws himself--given that comic books were part of his job for a long time I assume he knows what he's talking about...)
This was the present I got for him; it's a picture of my two youngest brothers together. It taught me yet again that family is stupidly hard to draw though. There are so many feelings attached to that person that are intangible but you feel you have to get them on paper. Ah well, I like to think at least it's recognizable.
Thank you, Oob and Choclo, for patiently posing and goofing around while I tried to take a photo of you. It still took an amalgamation of two separate photos though.
Drawn on sketchbook paper with various types of pencil.
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Cicada attack
Not literally...
So it's that time of year in my area... or rather, that time that comes every thirteen years or so for this particular species of cicada. Today they've been basically everywhere, literally popping out of the ground to shed their shell and buzz loudly. Thank the Maker they don't have teeth or the like.

So obviously it's a great time to take dramatic pictures of them! I didn't use any form of photo manipulation with this shot, this is the raw image.
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Cartoon practice
As someone who usually draws in a fairly realistic style, it can be hard to draw cartoon-style. However I think I've settled on a style that I like. It's loosely inspired by Atomic Robo style, but it also is a simplistic version of the way I draw people in general. The proportions are a bit weird because I'm trying to see what proportions work best for this style.
Thoughts? I will seriously consider any non-troll input.
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Chapter 16

The other Toa arrived after several minutes of patience.  Gali had wanted to ask more, but knew that it would just cause Ternian more pain to have to explain herself twice. So she waited until her brothers were assembled.

Ternian started to speak, then stopped.  She had spent almost the whole time she had waited in trying to find a way to say what she needed to, but she still couldn't.  Eventually, she gathered herself and spoke.
“You all know the truth now.  What I did, and why my team is... no more.  There is nothing I can do but apologize for not telling you myself.  I tried, Mata Nui knows I tried, to tell you.  More than once, I almost did, but I couldn't... bring myself to tell you...” She bowed her head, eyes tight shut, and lowered her voice to almost a whisper. “...I just wasn't strong enough.  I couldn't admit what I had done, that I... Mata Nui, I ended their lives, destroyed them, as surely as if I had sent them all to Karzahnii.”

She was silent for a few moments.  Then she continued, eyes still averted, but voice deceptively steady.
“There is a clear question now.  What will you do now?  I can't take back what I did, but you know this:  I am not worthy to be guarding the Matoran.   I cannot allow them to continue to entrust their lives to me; not anymore, not when I have already failed my own team.  I have endangered the Matoran too many times with my mistakes.  The best thing for them is that I leave—in one way or another—so I don't make any more wrong choices.”

“Then you are afraid?” challenged Tahu.  To be honest, he wasn't sure what to think.  He really hated it when his reality was turned upside down.

Ternian met his gaze evenly. “Yes, I am.” she said quietly.  “I am afraid that I will fail them also.  I can't—I won't—put any other persons life at risk again because of me.  I did it again with the Nui-Jaga; if not for me, the scorpions would never have found the protodermis—never have mutated—and would not have endangered so many.”

“It was not your fault any more than it was my own.” Onua interjected.  “In my opening of the cave where you were, the shifting of the ground made it easier for the Nui-Jaga to escape.  Does that make it my fault?  No,” he answered himself before Ternian could speak.  “It was an unfortunate coincidence of circumstances, or Fate, or the working of the Great Spirit for some greater good, for all we know.”
“You can't run from responsibility.” Pohatu added.  “The Great Spirit entrusted you with this Duty; he knew who you are, and the kind of choices you would make.  There's a reason for it.”

“It is not because of what you did.  It is only that you didn't tell us, and that can be forgiven,” Gali finished gently.

Ternian watched them.  Look at them, she thought.  Novice Toa, and here they are trying to help me.  She started to speak, then stopped and simply turned away toward the treeline to leave.  But her departure was cut off by an unexpected voice.

“Is this what your team heart-wanted you to do?  What Wenalhi heart-wanted when you true-promised him that you would keep the Matoran ever-safe?!”

It was Creala. The tall Matoran stepped forward, eyes gleaming angrily.  Ternian whirled around and stared at her friend as though she had been struck.  Maybe she felt she had been.  Then the Toa's eyes narrowed. “My team is gone,” she said coldly.  The plantlife behind her vibrated in agitation.
“So that makes it true-fine for you to give up on your Duty-work?” Creala shot back,  “To decide that it's not cost-worth it to keep hard-trying?”  She glared back at the Toa.  Even though she as tall for a Matoran, and the other was short for a Toa, then Ternian was still over twice as tall as her.  But Creala didn't waver.
Nether did the Toa Rema.  “You've seen what happens when I try!  I get other people hurt!  I can't allow that to continue, not anymore.  I'm just putting other people in danger.  The safest thing for them is that I stop, I can see that now.”
“You can't clear-see anything!”  Creala exclaimed.  Then she paused for a moment, not out of hesitation, but because she didn't want to say something that she would regret.  There was a stunned silence before she spoke again.  “You can't clear-see,” she said, slightly calmer now, “that the true-reason you're hurting others is that you're fast-holding onto what you did wrong in the past.  You hurt others by hurting yourself.”

Ternian stared at her old friend for several moments.  Then she turned away and began to walk toward the treeline.
Creala stepped forward and caught hold of the Toa's arm.  Ternian didn't turn to look.  “You would really try to stop me, old friend?” the Toa of Plant-life said in a dangerously quiet tone.
The Le-Matoran  placed herself in front of the Toa of the Green and forced her to look at her face.  “I would.” she stated.  “I can't quiet-let you leave.  You heart-owe a Duty, and you can't ever-turn your back on it.”
Ternian looked at Creala for a long, long while.  Then she quietly said, “I need to be alone.”  Her voice was ragged, uneven, and cracked.  Without another word, she lept straight into the air, past the Matoran barring her way, and dashed forward.

There was a long silence.  Then Creala slowly shook her head and turned away from her best friend.

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Ternian continued walking through the thick woodlands.  Usually, she enjoyed being among her element, but the greenery around her didn't comfort her.  They know now, she kept thinking, they know everything that I did... Mata Nui, why didn't I tell them myself?!  The thought continued to echo through her mind as she traveled.  But something else was bothering her; the Toa Koto hadn't... they hadn't seemed angry at her.  Why weren't they? Her mind insisted.  Then she shook her head.  If they weren't mad at her for what she had done, they clearly didn't understand what she had done.  No one can understand.  I destroyed them, destroyed them all, Karz it, why—
Her thoughts were cut off as her mask activated, and she narrowly avoided running headlong into something blocking her way.  Something tall and imposing, with gleaming red-and-gold armor and a great Kanohi Hau over its face. “I told you,” she said, instinctively backing away from the Toa of Fire who had circled around and was now blocking her path.  “I need to be alone.”
“That isn't an option,” Tahu replied firmly.  “I'm here to tell you what, evidently, you can't figure out by yourself, OR understand when your closest friend tells it to your face:” He made a sharp slashing motion with his arm to accentuate his point. “You're being stupid.”

“What?”  Ternian was taken aback by his direct words.  “You know what I did; I can't guard the Matoran now.  I destroyed my own team, and I need to pay for it.  I was deceiving myself to think I could start over and put my past behind me.”
“So, you decide to waste your own life because you decided to put your teammates in a place you thought they would be safe?” Tahu retorted heatedly.  “That.  Is.  Stupid.” With each word, he took another step forward.
“You want to know what's 'stupid'?” Ternian shot back angrily, hunched over as though about to wrestle him aside.  “What's 'stupid' is that my team is gone when I wanted to help them.  What's 'stupid' is that I wanted my team to be safe, so I put them in danger!  What's 'stupid' is that I claim to be a healer when I bring so much suffering on others!  It's...just....Karzahnii!” She turned away angrily, only to find the Toa of Fire barring her way, his blue eyes blazing with flames as fierce as the fire he commanded.
“Any Ta-Matoran can tell you that when you get knocked down, you need to get back up again.  No one's knocking you down but yourself.  No one's blaming you but yourself.  If you want to talk 'stupid,' that's it!  Wallowing in self-loathing and pity and ooh, I'm such a baaaad person, I don't deserve, meah meah meeeaaah isn't helping anyone, just putting them in more danger; something you swore not to do.  So for Mata Nui's sake, and for theirs, snap out of it!”  

Ternian's eyes flashed at that.  She continued to glare at him for a few seconds, then averted her eyes, and Tahu could see that his words had struck home.  The fire in her eyes slowly went out.  “All right.” she said, voice hardly audible, “For the Matoran's sake.  I owe them that much.”
“Good,” Tahu said.  He motioned for Ternian to follow him back to the group.  “Come on; we have a job to do.”
He turned and started walking, not looking back to check if she was still there.  He heard a hesitant silence, then slow footsteps behind him, following him back to the Toa Koto.
Without a Destiny chap 16
....Now I feel bad about writing this angsting. xP

Okay, a clarification concerning Ternian.  She is Not a self-insert, and though I know she can seem like a Mary Sue I really am trying to prevent her from being one completely.  The other character's lives don't revolve around her, she has no animal sidekick (or "adopted animal child.."? Thanks a lot, fanfiction), she's not got powers beyond what the other Toa have, and she's definitely not perfect. And besides, amber eyes are what like four of the other Toa have, it's not unusual for her I swear! xD Woohooooo! 

Literally the reason she's female is because there aren't a lot of other girl characters.

 Though I am sorry that she does seem to fit into a lot of Mary Sue categories  (EG tragic backstory [though in my defence it's not just tossed in there as an afterthought, it's a driving force and defining point of her character, while with many Sues it's put in for pity points], friend to a lot of people, and petite-but-looks-tall is admittedly pretty Sue-ish), and again, I apologize for that.  Since this story I've RPed with her character a lot, and I've managed to get her more realistic and less of a Mary Sue.

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I do not own Bionicle.  All the Toa, Matoran, Turaga, and Protectors (Mangai) mentioned here belong to LEGO except those explicitly mentioned.  Ternian Rema is my own creation, along with her teammates, so please don't use her or her team without my permission.
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A fan of Bionicle, Undertale, Rangers Apprentice, and other fandoms. Currently mostly doing Undertale drawing. My preferred medium is pencil and ink pens.
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Thanks for watching :la:
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No problem, I love your work! ^_^
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Thanks :meow:
You've got awesome stuff yourself :D
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Happy Birthday also! 
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Thanks for the watch as well.
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No problem!  I love your work and I look forward to seeing more! ^_^
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