Varian stumbled, grasping for a handhold. In front of her, a laughing figure raised a ridiculously oversized gun that glowed with an unhealthy light.
“You fools,” the figure said. “You thought that the makers of Mata Nui were on your side! Now suffer the pain of disillusionment!”
He raised the gun, targeting the wall behind the Toa. As a blaze of energy enveloped her, Varian heard the cackling laughter of Velika. It was a stupid way to die, she thought. Never before had a Toa died fighting a manic Matoran. Now this was her fate, her… destiny?
“This is Draco 12! We lost sight of ‘‘em in the sandstorm!”
Sand struck the ornithopter at high speed, creating a sound like glass shards.
“Do you mean that they are actually dead?” said a voice through the radio.
“Of course they’re dead. The young fool thought that a sandstorm was a great place to hide. Well, if the fall doesn’t get him, the desert will.”
The aircraft turned, heading back towards its base. The pilot didn’t see the bright flash in the dunes below.
A green figure crawled from the sand. His armor was scarred from the blinding wind, and his mask was worn with age.
“Trust that ever-crazy boulder-head to send us back outside,” Nidhiki muttered.
He turned to look at the dune to his right, and nearly jumped with surprise. A machine of some sort was sticking out of the side. It was damaged, but it appeared to be working. A slight movement caught his eyes. Quickly, he activated his Volitak, fading from sight. Two figures emerged, one smaller than the other. They were wearing somewhat formal outfits, like the Vortixx of Xia wore when at their workplaces. They removed some packages from the machine, then headed into the desert. Nidhiki considered what to do. He could wait, and see if others appeared, or follow the two beings. He decided on the latter. Two organic beings would be no match for a Toa, he thought.
If anyone is wondering, yes, this is a Dune and Bionicle crossover. For context, Velika has invaded the Red Star, and the revived Toa were defending it. Velika shot them with the Void Cannon, a weapon that creates a dimensional portal on shooting a target. The target is then sent to a point in dimensional space set by the user. Feedback will be appreciated!