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Young, dumb, thirteen and nerdy is a wonderful place to be.


Sabin Rene Figaro Introduction
The Gates of Time

    Sabin Rene Figaro put on his Tiger Fang claws. He was preparing for war. But this was
no ordinary war. It was a war to reclaim Figaro from his son. Ah, his son, Cronos. Back 
20 years ago, his wife, who now was dead, gave him a son. Sabin thought he would grow up 
to be a Great Martial Artist. But since his Birthday that Year, He hasn't been the same. 
It got to the point where Cronos took over Figaro. Sabin had to fight his son, Cronos. 
Sabin hurt him severely, but Cronos summoned some kind of... Dark force... and it knocked
out Sabin and gave him a huge scar across his chest. He and Edgar managed to escape.

    Sabin wasn't quite as young as he used to be. He was 50 years old. His hair and beard
were totally gray, but he was in top physical shape. He fought just as well as he did 
when he was young, perhaps better. He wore a light chain mail vest, covered by a vest, 
and some . He wore two claws, his Dragon Claws and Tiger Fangs. They were deadly weapons.
They could tear through flesh like a knife to butter.

    Sabin walked out of his Tent. He immeadiatly felt the scorching heat of the Figaro 
Desert. He saw the returners loading their autocrossbows and Sharpening their swords. Gau
was preparing the wild animals. The troops of Doma were mounting their Chocobos.

    "Where are the Airships?", Sabin asked the nearest Returner.

    The Returner replied, "They're Late"

    Sabin frowned. "Hmph. Carry on"

    Suddenly, four airships flew above them. They didn't land like normal airships 
though, they hovered to the ground, and they landed in the desert! Sabin ran over to the 
front airship. Setzer, and this other man walked out. "Setzer!", Sabin exclaimed with joy,
"How've you been?"

    Setzer responded "Oh, same old, same old. I've just been helping build an Armada of 
Airships"

    "Really!?!" Sabin replied, "And who is this boy here?"

    "I'm Cid Cole, Locke and Celes' son. How are you Sir Sabin?" the Boy responded

    "Really? Last time I saw you, you were just a little tyke. How you've grown!" Sabin 
replied.

    Cid walked up into the airship. He pushed a few buttons on the airship control panel.
"Mr. Gabbiani, Shall we be off?", Cid yelled.

    "Hey Setzer, How come Cid's working with you?" Sabin asked.

    "Cid is a master engineer. He learned it all from THE Cid. He builds the best 
airships. He developed the Vertical Landing airship!" Setzer responded, "Watch this"

    "SHIELDS UP!" Setzer yelled.

    Cid pushed some buttons on the control panel of the airship. A field of immense 
energy surrounded the airship.

    "See? He also invented the energy shield. It will play an important role in the 
coming battle." Setzer said. He then yelled "SHIELDS DOWN"

    Cid pushed some buttons on the control panel and the immense energy subsided.

    All Sabin could say was "Wow". He was totally and absolutely amazed.

    Setzer Walked back on to the Airship. "I'll see you later Sabin!"

    Sabin mumbled to himself, "With that kind of technology, We're sure to win!". Sabin 
Mounted his Chocobo. It was time for War. The Troops were ready. The Airships had lifted 
off. King Edgar gave the signal.

    He tugged on the harness of his Chocobo. The bird started running. They were off. 
They had galloped for hours when Figaro castle came into view. Figaro could see them too. 
They sent all the Cronarian army out. Finally the two sides met. It had begun. The Troops
got into Phalanx position. Sabin led them. He flailed his arms at the attackers, slashing
them in various spots. He saw the autocrossbowmen were starting to fire. He took an arrow 
into the arm. His arm stung like a million bees had stung him. But Sabin could handle 
pain. He grabbed the arrow, ripped it out, and stabbed the nearest attacker with it. He 
rode to the back of the phalanx and grabbed an autocrossbow off of one of the dead 
soldiers. He rode to the front again and attacked the castle autocrossbowmen with arrows.

    The Castle started to submerge, then the airships bombed the castle. It knocked out 
the castle's submerge mode. They continued fighting. Sabin and the Returner 
Autocrossbowmen had managed to kill all the Castle Autocrossbowman. The Cronarian Troops 
had suffered severe losses. The Cronarians surrendered to the Returners.

    Sabin ran into the castle as his troops were securing it. He ran into the throne room, 
killing anyone who got in his way. He reached the Throne room. Cronos and three others 
were there.

    "Cronos!", Sabin yelled.

    "Ah, Father", Cronos said "Too bad I can't stay and chat, because I gotta Fly"

    Sabin ran after them. Suddenly Cronos stood still.

    "Bull, get him." Cronos told one of the other men.

    "Grrrrr... Me get Sabin and DESTROY!!!", The Man screamed.

    Sabin put himself into a defensive position. The man was around 7 feet tall, with 
huge arms and a nasty sneer.. He had incredible speed. Sabin couldn't prevent the huge 
man from getting closer. Sabin slashed him. The man was unaffected. The Man grabbed Sabin
and threw him across the room. The man walked towards Sabin to finish him when...

    "UNGHAAAAAA!!!!!!". Umaro ripped open the door. Umaro grabbed the Man and punched him
in the gut. He threw him at Cronos and the other two men. Cronos hit a brick and they 
lowered into a hidden room. Sabin looked through a window and saw a Hover Craft speed 
away from the castle.

    Suddenly, some Moogles walked through the door. "Kupo! Umaro, you come back with us 
Kupo", the head Moogle said

    "Ungaaaa... Okee Dokee Mog", Umaro said.

    "Sabin!", Mog exclaimed.

    "Mog?", Sabin questioned, "I thought the life expectancy of moogles was 20 years!"

    "Kupo, we're the Kupopo-popo Moogle tribe. We live for the average life expectancy of
70 years, Kupo!", Mog replied.

    "How....?", Sabin asked.

    "Kupo, we eat our vegetables and Drink our Orange Juice, Kupopo!", Mog answered. 
"Well, Kupo, We'd best be going, Kupo!"

    "See you, Mog" Sabin said.

    A few hours passed. In the computer room,(OOC, It is in the basement) they detected 
an energy disturbance near Kefka's Tower. Sabin ran out to the Airships parked outside. 
He ran into Setzer's airship.

    "To the Kefkas Tower ruins, Pronto!", Sabin ordered.

    "Why?" Setzer asked.

    "Quickly, we have no time!"Sabin replied.

    It took them about a Day to reach the ruins. A huge field of pure energy was near the
tower.

    Setzer could only say "Holy Shit". Cid was speechless. They were stunned in 
amazement. The energy disturbance interfered with the automatic coontrols. It caused them
 to fly recklessly into the energy field. There was no escape. They flew right through 
the field into...

    Next chapter: Sabin discovers the World of Darkness