Once, there was a mysterious fellow known as Eljay. He always wore a golden Miru, but nobody could figure out why. "Is he hideous?" Some whispered. "Is he secretly actually biomechanical?" Others pondered. All of them wanted to know what he was hiding.
Then one day, the members of the TTV podcast all met in person. Even Eljay had come, coaxed out of his home by the promise of Mangosteen. Sitting in a cafe together, Alena grew too curious to resist, and when he wasn't looking, quickly grabbed the Miru and pulled it off of his face. Instantly, everyone within a ten mile radius fell into a dead faint, awed by some unknowable presence.
"Well, so much for that," said the being as he covered his graceful, alien features with a golden Miru once more, and turned around to face the one other individual still conscious. "But now that you know who I am, I see no reason to keep secret that I know who you are, Makuta Mesonak."
Meso stood boldly. "I knew the Great Beings would send someone to spy on me, but I never thought in a million years that it would be you." He snapped his fingers, and a Muaka appeared out in the street, summoned from elsewhere in time. As Meso left the cafe and leaped upon the creature's back, he shot parting words over his shoulder with more force than a Protector's stud shooter - "But I'm not your enemy. I have information that could mean the end of Applego, and the Farshety hunts me as surely as he hunts you."
He extended a hand. "Now, you can join me on my time-traveling Muaka, or you can stay here; your choice. But the forces of Applego will be here soon either way."
Eljay looked at his long-thought enemy, head swirling with confusion. "What about them?" He asked, pointing toward the table where the other TTV members sat unconscious.
Meso shrugged. "They are all innocent, as far as I know. Applego is cruel, but they must keep a low profile yet, so I doubt anyone will be harmed."
Eljay blinked. "I was pointing at our meals."
Meso laughed, that all-too-familiar sound making an irrational rage rise up within Eljay. "Don't worry, my other Muaka can take those. So... work with me, or hold on to your misplaced anger? What will it be?"
To be continued...?