Chapter 9:

Chapter 8 - The Enemy Returns


The next day, James and Simon were walking out of school, hand in hand. They looked at each other lovingly as they were about to go to the lake to relax together. “I have some snacks that I made that we can share together if you like,” Simon says to the older man.

James smiled. “I don’t mind that at all,” he giggled. “I’m so proud and happy of you two. You conquered your fears and expressed your love to each other. That takes a lot of courage,” Sweet peeped to the couple. Confessing your feelings to another may be easier for some, but for others it can be nerve wracking, let alone when you’re a magical boy and your now boyfriend was a minion for an evil king so he can find the confidence within to confess his feelings.

But that was all in the past. And it’s best to keep it like that. They went to the lake and relaxed in the shade of the lush trees. James felt more comfort knowing how things are now. He was grateful to know that Simon still accepted him no matter what.

Though their thoughts were stopped by the sky turning dark. It didn’t call for rain today, so the two were confused as to what was going on.

“Huh? They didn’t call for rain,” James said, confused by the sight. “Yeah, I’m confused,” Simon responded. Soon they saw the clouds swirl around like a typhoon. “What the hell is going on?” The older man asks Simon. The latter didn’t know what was going on, it was so strange to see the sky like this.

In the middle of town, a large smoke cloud appeared. King Null rose from it along with a band of guards. People in town were terrified, wondering what the hell was going on and why they were there. People in the city started screaming as they saw the ghastly ruler, they were starting to fall under this spell. “What’s going on down there?” the older man said. “I have no idea, but I have to do something about it.”

“I wish there was a way I could help you, but I don’t have magical powers. Or at least I don’t have powers of good,” James responded. The little fairy thought for a bit, “Perhaps there is something we can do, we’ll just have to see!”

“What do you mean?” James asked. “For now, Simon needs to transform and we need to get into town without another second,” Sweet said. Simon transformed into Azure. “Maybe we should bring the Tsukikawa treasure with us. It made Simon’s attacks strong, perhaps we can do it.” At first, the magical boy was hesitant, but his fairy was his guide, so he had to just go for it. “Right.” They quickly went to the forest to collect it.

Now it was starting to get even more serious. That king is back and everyone he saw was turning into mindless zombies like when he first fought Beck.

But, they were wearing armor that was like his guards’ and it looked like they were trying to find every gem and crystal they could lay their hands on. There was this giant looking cannon that was black but was covered in colorful gems. This must’ve been what King Null was creating this whole time, but Azure won’t let him complete it.

It did make Azure nervous, but he mustn't fret nor take his focus off of what is important now. Right now he needs to take care of the situation at hand. He hoped James would be able to transform like him, but Sweet did mention that ‘there is something they can do’, but he still wondered what the little blue fairy meant.

“Here, I’ll put you somewhere safe, just hang in there, okay?” Azure said to James as he put him behind one of the buildings. “Right,” the older man responded as the two shared a kiss. “Be careful.” Azure nodded and sprang into action as he took out his staff. “King Null!” he yelled out to him.

Null turned around to spot the magical boy, smirking. “Well, well, you came back to fight.~ If there’s one thing I can say that you have, boy, is you have the guts to face me.”

“Because you tried to take the love of my life as your servant, then cloned him and put him under a spell. That is unforgivable, and I can forgive someone for some things,” the magical boy said as he gripped his staff tightly, putting his energy within the weapon. The king noticed the treasure that was in Azure’s arms. “I see you decided to bring back that treasure, I’ll just take it off your hands.~”

“You will do no such thing!” Azure put his energy into his attack as the treasure and his staff started to glow blue. King Null smirked and grabbed onto the cannon, which was glowing red. “It may not be at full power, yet, but that doesn’t mean I can’t attack you with it,” he chuckled darkly.

“Fine by me,” the magical boy said, ready for battle. Sweet and James watched from afar, nervous as to what was going to happen. Then they fought, Azure using his staff to dodge these attacks. The attacks were coming at him so quickly, but he didn’t let that stop him.

Azure kept going to not let this king stop him, though it was getting more difficult, and he knew he couldn’t keep up for longer by himself. He stumbled a few times and even when he wasn’t paying attention a couple times, he almost got hit.

“Seems like the little magical boy is getting tired huh?” King Null mocked him. Azure growled and held onto his staff. “Fat chance!” He took his stance and concentrated on his powers once more. “Azure…Heart…WAVE!” Soon the same attack that he had to make Beck disappear came back and did some damage at the king’s cannon, but that didn’t stop the evil wraith as the one thing on his mind was Azure’s death.

“TAKE THIS!” Soon a very powerful beam, faster than the other ones hit Azure, making him revert into his normal outfit. “SIMON!” James and Sweet cried out. They ran over to check on him. He was knocked unconscious, but luckily he was still alive.

The older man had tears prick at his eyes, but he looked up at the king and growled. “YOU! How could you even do this?!” he practically screamed in anger towards the monarch. King Null laughed, “Why? Because he was a nuisance that was getting in my way of my plans. And you betrayed me as I was giving you the life you wanted. You had practically everything, even Simon Kai wrapped around your little finger.”

“You think I tried to lie my way into his heart? I actually do love him, you don’t know anything about me!” James shot back. “Love? Pah, love is just something to give people an excuse to not be alone. Humans cannot seem to fend off for themselves,” the king sneered.

“That is not true! Even those who are in love can fight for themselves. Not everyone who wants love is desperate. Everyone deserves love regardless of any way, shape, or form. And you have no right to assume how people are when it comes to love. Like what Simon does, I will protect the meaning of love no matter what the cost is because I do love him!” After James’s speech, a red light shines, blinding King Null and his guards.

Simon slowly wakes up to see this light, Sweet happy to know that the younger magical boy was okay. It seemed that James unlocking his powers made Simon’s energy go back up. Not long after, another fairy that looked similar to Sweet showed up, except he was red. “Oh my gosh,” James gasped. “Hi, I’m Spicy! I happen to be your fairy!” the little red fairy peeped. Sweet gasped, “Spicy, you’re finally awakened!”

“Sorry it took me so long, I guess it wasn’t my time yet, but now it is! James Tagawa, you unlocked your powers to become a Love Protector, and with that, you are granted the opportunity to transform into one. Take this,” Spicy said as a wand that looked similar to Simon’s appeared. “I-I’m able to fight alongside Simon?” the older man asked hopefully to his fairy. “Yes! But we don’t have much more time to explain, King Null has almost all the gems and crystal he needs to unleash this attack and you two must stop him!”

“I won’t let you down either,” Simon said as he stood up. James gasped and hugged his boyfriend. “I’m so glad you’re okay! Don’t worry, we’ll take him down together.”


Soon James held up his wand and began his transformation. “Scarlet hearts love protection!” Like with Simon, James’s hair turned a lighter red along with him being put into a cutesy magical boy outfit that was decorated with red hearts having matching gloves, boots, and accessories to go along with it. “I protect those with passion within their hearts, Love Protector Scarlet!”