I have made my settlement here at the Source. Various other souls came to greet me. Some asked me how I died and how I lived my life. I only replied, "It's.... Personal..." It was too much to answer. But... I have learned my lessons and I remembered my life enough. I am home, and that is that. The beat coming from the Source's core was felt all around. It vibrated the land, shaking those who stood upon it. It wasn't much motion. I was able to stay balanced. It was so empty here. The blueish-greyish atmosphere caused a feeling of dullness. There wasn't much to do other than to share my experiences, talk to other souls of the departed, and... Well... Do nothing. I then looked up to see another soul arrive. The landing spot for that soul was right next to me. It got more closer, making it more familiar to my eye. My simulated pupils widened as the new soul landed.
"Timbletot?" I asked in surprised.
"Video." the other replied. As well as my appearance changed, his did, too. His hair and clothing... Once brown, now sapphire. His goggles... Once grey and red, now grey and cyan. His pants are now white than black. His signature gear on his vest and his shoes... They still remain the same.
His eyes turned to me with a look that says, "Look what you caused." It was a bad look.
He then turned to me and asked, "What was your reason for the urge to take me down?"
I closed my eyes and sighed. I walked to the nearest edge and sat down. He remembers. Since we're both dead now... I guess honesty is the best policy. It was time to work things out.
In reply, I answered, "Ever since I first felt humility... I figured that defeat then lead to friendship. Then I met you. You had a desire to stop anything that gets in your way... The first two times I took you down and you admitted your hate... I felt like that this was all wrong. I mentioned that we should just forget the past and be friends just to be sure... Then you admitted you wanted me gone. Saying that I wasn't a person made me feel rejected. All of this sadness you caused swelled up into me and turned into anger. I ended up losing the side of me that kept saying to forget about you and turn back. Then we met face to face once again. I was engulfed in rage, determined to take you down at any cost. In the end, the cost was unfortunate. We both lost our lives in a silly act of anger and revenge. After taking the journey here and learning my lessons and remembering my past... I guess that all this was a lesson to be learned... Now, I must ask you the same question. What was your reason for the urge to take me down?" Timbletot stood there. He then put his head down, walked on over, and sat down next to me.
He started to speak in reply, "Throughout my life, success was my passion. When I started the Timdustries, I knew that my life would go down a positive route. It took a lot of work to maintain my new business. I earned a lot of income and lived a good life... That is, until I met you. It caused me to figure that adversity leads to the end. You took me down two times. In my mind, I saw you as a cause for destruction rather than someone who seeks friendship... You weren't a person in my view. I took off and you followed. The final pursuit had begun and you were determined to take me down. You were so focused on me than other adversaries in the world we left. In the end, the fall of both me and you caused satisfaction to the both of us. I was gone, you were glad. You were gone, I was glad..."
I looked at him with understanding and added, "So... I guess we're even?"
He looked at me in trust and answered, "Yeah. I guess we're even."
We shook our hands and sat along the edge. It took a long time, but now, a friendship is born. We had different points of view. But all of this wouldn't have happened if we just talked it out before the pursuit instead of fighting. Then again, we learned our lessons. We then talked it out, explaining the reasons for our hate.
"Hey." I started to speak. "Remember when Commandgirl, Captain, and I asked you to help us deal with my alt self but then lead to dealing with your alt self?"
Timbletot grinned and replied, "Yeah... I guess you were good for something when that happened. That nut just focused on greed. But then again, he's a hunk of gears."
"We did have the brains to figure out ways to take him down... Until my alt self came to save the day."
"Yeah. Then Whetfart, then the 50 cores you gave... It, then the broken laws of physics..."
"What a weird event." We both shared a laugh as we discussed that event. I was happy. In the end, defeat did mean friendship. The Timbletot and I had made our goals ether way.
Now we're even.