Toa Hydros was in the most frightening situation he could imagine. Even after fighting Dark Hunters and Rahi, he couldn't think of a more stressful moment than the one he was living now: He was walking side-by-side with Sayra, Toa of Water, down the streets of Ga-Metru.
After Hydros was made a temporary member of the team, it was decided that Lhikan and the others would help track down "Protot-Beast". In exchange, Hydros would help them out with their daily patrols of the city. While Sayra seemed fine with this, Lhikan and Gravna were not as trusting. After the incident with Nidhiki centuries ago, Lhikan had become more cautious of new Toa, esspecially one as strange as Hydros. Because of this, Lhikan decided that at least one Toa would accompany Hydros until he could fully trust him.
Hydros was fine with this but didn't expect Sayra to volunteer to accompany him first. It wasn't because he didn't like her, though. In fact, it was the opposite reason that was behind Hydros's nervousness. In all of his years he had never met someone that made him feel this awkward. Because of this, Hydros kept mostly silent as Sayra gave him a tour of Ga-Metru.
"And there is the Great Temple, the most important building in Ga-Metru and possibly the whole city." said Sayra, pointing to the sacred temple.
When Hydros didn't respond Sayra looked at him. He was stareing straight ahead with a nervous look on his face. He didn't even seem to notice Sayra's words.
"What's wrong Hydros?" asked Sayra.
Still, no responce.
"Uh, hello? Anybody home?" said the Toa of Water, waving a hand in front of her
"Huh? Oh, sorry." said Hydros, looking embarraced. "What did you say?"
"I asked you if something was wrong. You seem a little distracted."
Distracted?, thought Hydros. More like a wrek.
"Uh, nothing is wrong Sayra." said Hydros.
"Good." replied Sayra. After an uncomfortible silence Sayra looked at Hydros
agian. "So, where do you come from? With all that has been going on you haven't really had a chance to tell me about yourself."
Hydros didn't know how to answer this question because he didn't really know himself. Botar had told him years ago that a member of the Order of Mata Nui had found Hydros unconciouse on a beach centuries ago. When they manged to awake Hydros he could remember nothing other than his name. Luckily for Hydros, however, he won't get a chance to answer Sayra's question.
"Hydros! Sayra!" shouted someone from above. The two Toa looked up to see Lhikan floating in the air atop his joined Fire Greatswords, useing them as a hoverboard. "Meet me in Onu-Metru. Gravana has found something in the Archives." With that, Lhikan began flying toward Onu-Metru.
About an hour later, Hydros and Sayra arrived at one of the entrances to the Onu-Metru Archives. Lhikan and Gravna were already there talking to some worried-looking Onu-Matoran.
"So what did you find?" asked Sayra.
The Toa of Earth looked up at the other two. "Come." said Gravna. "I will need to show you what I found." He then walked through the entrance, followed by Lhikan and the others.
After what seemed like hours of walking Gravna stopped at a turn in the tunnel. He then looked at the others. "What I'm about to show you maybe a little shocking. So prepare yourselves." He then lead the others around the bend of the tunnel. All but Gravna gasped in shock. It was a gruesome sight.
Scattered all around the tunnel were the bodies of at least a dozen Zyglak.
"What happend here?" asked Sayra, clearly unnerved by the sight.
"Something or someone fought these Zyglak, but it wasn't the Vahki or even a rouge Rahi." said Gravna. "A couple of archivists heard loud noises comeing from this tunnel and came to investigate. When they got here it was already over."
After the shock of the sight passed the Toa began looking over the Zyglak's bodies, looking for some sign of what did this. Appearently, the Zyglak were killed by a number of cause. Some had the same scorch marks that lightning would inflict. Others had deep wounds from some type of sharp tool, and still others seemed to have been crushed by some tremendous force. When he was done, Hydros knew only one being could be responceible.
"Proto-Beast" muttered Hydros.
"What did you say?" asked Lhikan.
"My superiors told me of Proto-Beast's powers and these injuries seem to be a match." replied Hydros.
There was a long silence that was finally broken by the Toa of Earth. "If Proto-Beast can do this to an entire tribe of Zyglak, what hope do four Toa have?"
No one answered, for no one wanted to think about it.
As the Toa left for the surface, they were unaware that the slayer of the Zyglak was watching them from the shadows. And he was confident that, before long, he would have four more Kanohi to claim as trophies of a successful mission.