are born a Suzushiro; a family name that has weight, meaning, and expectations. You are expected to be great, an Elemental like the rest of your family line. Like your brother born before you, who has begun to show signs of his Elemental status. Nothing comes, and in time, no one expects anything from you. You are useless in your family, your presence a burden. You lose your ability to speak with clarity, because you’re too afraid to speak your wants and desires. You’re too afraid of what might happen if you were to utter something disagreeable. You come to fear what may come as attacks of Abductors are prominent, and you, without an ability, cannot fight back.
You don’t leave the house without your brother, and you begin to feel trapped in the place you call home. Your silence does not allow you to speak your mind, and speak of your desires. You stay, quiet, afraid, and trapped.
You leave the protection of your house, on your own, daring yourself to change and be just a little stronger. Maybe you were destined to leave that day, and wander into the theater where that movie played. The movie that had brought you to tears, the one called “Skies of Aquaria”. That is the day you met him, Amata Sora. You struggled with conversation, because you were shy and your heart somehow beat a little too fast in your chest. You managed to ask him a question about the movie, and then once more to speak more about it because you wanted — no, needed
— to speak with him more. He invites you on a date, and you agree because it just feels right.
You wait at the spot he offered to meet you, and there’s a part of you that feels like you’ve met the person you were meant to wait for. You speak with him easily, confiding in him of your ‘uselessness’. You don’t expect him to understand, but he does. You are both useless people, you say with a smile. You two end up at the statues of Apolonius and Seliane, and there, he leaves you alone to head to the restroom. You wait, again, without worry of his return. It is then that the Abductors arrive, and begin taking the people around you. It is fear that paralyzes you, makes you unable to do more than watch as the Aquaria fighters clash against the Abductors. You are unable to run when the ruins of the statue begin to fall, but it is Amata who saves you, shielding you from harm with his own body.
You are afraid for him, worried that he’s hurt be he reassures you that he is fine with his body being hurt. From the ruins he saves you with his Elemental, his ability to fly. Somehow, you end up in a Vector ship and Amata begins to pilot it. The Vector ships, one piloted by your brother, form a Union to make the Aquarion — a mobile suit — and you are involved in that rush of emotions. They surge through you like nothing you’ve ever felt before. It’s terrifying, and thrilling. You become scared when your brother’s vision becomes visible to all. You see yourself standing there, in a black wedding dress being wed to a man you’ve never seen before and it clear that something terrible is to come.
You become terrified. You cry out for the fighting to stop, because you can handle no more. You hear your brother blame Amata for your fear, for dragging you into this. You hear Amata admit to his fault, and his story touches your heart. You realize that you are partially to blame for the feeling of uselessness that he felt, because you agreed with his assessment. You encourage him now, and he is able to finish the fight. It is a relief when it is over, a relief that you can be done with this.
Instead, you are brought to the Neo-DEAVA academy, where you are to be tested for your Elemental ability. Because, somehow, you helped.
But you’re useless, and you know they’ll see it too. It won’t be long before they send you home again.
You spend the following day knowing that you’ll be sent home, there is no reason for you to be here. You’re useless, your mind echoes because you know this to be the truth. You attend class, as it is expected and keep to yourself, because it’s easier than speaking to those who are nothing like you. Everyone in the classroom is an Elemental, and you are not.
Somehow, the attention turns to you. They question you about your brother, and you’re unable to answer. You are no Elemental, you do not share a bond with your brother that is expected of Elemental siblings. It only makes you feel more isolated, more alone, and desperate to leave. You make it through the day, and to the night.
The next day, you are saddened to leave, knowing you won’t be able to see Amata or your brother one last time before leaving. But, nonetheless, you leave by ship and begin the trek back home.
Whether it’s fate, or destiny, you don’t go back home. The Abductors strike again, and you can see the fight from the boat you’ve boarded. You worry over Amata and your brother, concerned that they are the ones fighting. You are approached by a man who speaks to you about your worries, he tells you that your brother and Amata are trying to protect you by putting themselves in harms way. By fighting, by getting hurt, they are protecting you.
You decide, you want to protect them too. You want to hurt for them, so they don’t have to protect you the whole time. This determination allows you to return to the school, convinced by the man that you can help and protect them. And you believe him, because somehow, it sounds right.
You are told to replace one of the pilots, but your brother and Amata both refuse. The former wanting to protect you, and the latter worried that you are mad at him. You convince your brother that you want to, that you want to protect him because he is your brother. And Amata, you let him know that you’ve forgiven him. You participate in this fight, for the first time. You’re not afraid to face what comes, for once. And your team takes down the Abductor.
Because you’ve returned, you begin school at the academy and attend as a student. Your first test is to be fitted with a special ring and to do events with your group. You are paired with Amata and a girl named Zessica. As you, Amata, and Zessica begin your test, you begin to notice that Amata seems to float whenever he looks at you. It makes you smile, and you’re happy with that knowledge. Only, until Zessica turns her attention onto Amata and begins to tease him.
Jealousy hits you quick and fast, the emotion something you’re not really expecting. You lash out, upset that he could fly with anyone, going so far as to point that out. Zessica continues to tease, making the boy fly and you an take it no more. You run away, because you can’t handle the flames of jealousy that consume you. The emotion is far too new, and upsetting. And, perhaps, you can’t handle that Amata would fly for anyone else. But, Amata follows you and finds you. The sunset you see with him reminds you of the movie that brought you together, like destiny. The feelings cause the ring on your arm to become charged with electricity as part of the test.
Amata asks you to forget what he said, but you can’t. Amata begins to fly off, and you reach out to catch him. As your eyes meet, your feelings begin to overwhelm you but you help him down to his feet.
Only to be pulled interrupted as another man, Kagura, arrives, and pulls you into his arms. He smells, telling you that you stink. It confuses you, and licks your hand. He overwhelms you, your heart is overwhelmed. The charged ring on your arm goes off, and you are knocked unconscious.
You are drawn to him, for some reason, but you don’t know why.
As you progress in the academy, you are assigned to a group with two people who are entire opposites. You are to do a training simulation with them and you wonder why you’re chosen to work with them. It’s not like you have any abilities, but, you somehow have to get them to get along in order to form a Union. You doubt your abilities, though Amata cheers for you, and you try
but somehow, these two would not work together.
You’re uncertain you’ll ever manage to get them to work together, to form a Union. But, when the Abductors arrive and your group it sent out to fight, somehow, you have to get them to form a Union so you can fight properly. They begin to speak, though initially, there was refusal of the Union. Somehow, they begin to bond and understand one another.
It is revealed that your Elemental ability is the power to connect, allowing other Elementals to understand one another’s minds and feelings. Amata switches in with one of the other pilots and the Union is finally formed so that you can take down your enemy.
Knowing you have your own power, your own ability, makes you feel a little less useless, and more important. It’s as if you can finally do something.
Your feelings of worth begin to grow more immensely, slowly, but surely. As do your feelings for Amata, but you can’t bring yourself to speak to him about them. It’s too much, and it is forbidden by the academy. You are unaware of the fact that Amata wishes to confess his feelings when you two stand out near the pond, though part of you, deep down inside, knows. But, you don’t hear it.
His reflection becomes Kagura’s, staring back at you instead. You don’t know why it shifts as it does, it worries you.
The school hosts a party for the anniversary of the school, playing the movie that you and Amata first bonded over. Amata and you speak as he sets up the projector for the movie. He apologizes for the danger he’s put you in, for you being in the school and the events that have happened. You know the movie well, though you’ve only seen it once and quote a line back to him. You learn about his mother, and how she left him. He claims that he was never wanted, but you disagree. You tell him of your family, the fact that you were considered useless to your family, who deemed having power was important.
Recounting this reaffirms your worth and value to yourself. And you go on to reassure him that he is wanted, that everyone is wanted by someone. That someone, somewhere, is waiting for him. He offers to find you a special place to watch the movie with him, somewhere his wings can take you. You laugh easily, and reassure him that you’d like to see the movie with him, somewhere with your feet upon the ground.
In the end, you cannot finish the movie because an attack happens at the school. You are part of one of the teams that fight to bring down the Abductor. A handful of students die in the fight. You, along with many others, mourn for their loss.
Many take it hard, but one of your friends suffers the most. With her Elemental, she begins to fade away and almost vanishes entirely. You comfort her as much as you can, bringing her food, and taking her into your arms to let her know that she is wanted by everyone around her. You hope it is enough to reach her, enough to convince her not to lose herself in sorrows. Because you can’t imagine losing her as well as the students that were lost. It would be too much.
The students’ bodies are buried in a ceremony, and you and the other pilots attend. More holes are dug, though there are no more left to bury. You are told that it is a test, and that the students are to be buried alive for training, to improve yourself by passing through a near death experience. You refuse, adamantly, strongly, stubbornly. You fight against the training because it doesn’t feel right, and your protests are met with no complaints.
You are the only one who does not go into the ground to be buried. And you watch.
You watch as others’ powers begin to go haywire, and they begin to lose themselves. You can feel their auras, their lives, and your friend from before begins to fade away. Desperate to help, to reach them, your power activates and you connect your mind to all those who are buried into the ground. Your powers grow, from the training and no longer do you feel useless. Everyone emerges from the ground and you swell with emotion, unable to contain your happiness.
Though, this is short lived as Kagura emerges from the ground with the intent on taking you.
You try to flee, with the assistance of others. But Kagura catches up and intercepts your escape. He escapes with you into the city, and you are scared
. He threatens to kill you, and insults you. But never really hurts you. And, instead, tries to heal your wounds.
You realize that he speaks in opposites, and has been confessing his love for you. You are drawn to his eyes, that seem familiar to you somehow. He explains that you, and he, are reincarnations of Silvie and Apollon, who were the reincarnations of Celiane and Apolonius. You refuse this, because you are yourself. You fight him, on this and somehow, Amata is able to find you. They fight, and Kagura is injured. As you reach the scene, you stop Amata from pulling the trigger, throwing yourself between the two.
You beg for them to forgive him, and as you shield him, he vanishes into petals.
You wonder over your choice, your actions, and why you would defend him. Perhaps it is because there is that draw to him or maybe it is something more.
As the school progresses towards ending the war, the High Commander of the school explains about the Legendary Aquarion that had been used to end to bring peace 12,000 years ago, in the time of Apollon and Silvie. You offer to go with the High Commander, because you realize that you are the only one who can go. The rest have Elemental abilities more geared towards fighting and yours is the only one that isn’t. You volunteer without hesitation and are met with some protest. You insist, because you know you can do it. It is not because you are weak, you are no longer that person because you have grown.
You find evidence with the High Commander, buried deep beneath the earth. You are able to see the events above ground, where Kagura and Amata are fighting. You plead, though they cannot hear, for them to stop fighting. The High Commander makes note of the awakening of the Legendary Aquarion and are transported to the surface. You watch as the two fight yet again, unable to do more than watch as Kagura emerges victorious. You are taken by him and through a portal into the world where the Abductors originate. The world where Kagura grew up. Upon your arrival, with Kagura into this new world, you are attacked by the planet’s army — the Abductor ships. He has disobeyed orders, and they have been commanded to take him down.
Overwhelmed, however, you two go into hiding. It is a shock when Zessica appears, and bids Kagura to summon the Legendary Aquarion with the claim that he is the only one able to call it. He does so, and you are transported inside the ship. Kagura pilots the mobile suit against the army of his planet, wiping out the majority of the army. The leader of the army and Kagura exchange words as they fight, arguing over the state of the planet. But, he refuses to give you up to the man. Not even when a blast that is meant to destroy your ship is fired in warning. He demands you again, but Kagura refuses. A random shot, directed by Zessica, somehow distracts the commander and Kagura is able to deal a final blow to the enemy mobile suit. A final shot is directed towards you, and blasts the Legendary ship apart. It sends you flying away from both Kagura and Zessica.
You awaken later in your singular Vector ship, away from the others where you can see Kagura and Amata’s ships fighting in the distance. A fire burns in your heart, a desire to put a stop to their fighting and you pilot your ship to come to their aid. Only, Zessica arrives at your side. Only, she is not Zessica. You can tell by the way she speaks, the way her words are cruel. She is revealed to be the true reason behind the fighting, someone called Mikage who explains that he was the betrothed of Apolonius, or, the reincarnation of that person as you were the reincarnation of Celaine and Silvie. He forces you into a Union.
And there’s nothing you can do.
When you come to, you are within a sort of “mind scape” within the ship. You fall down into the depths where you see the past lives of those who were involved with your own, the ones who had sacrificed themselves to save the planet. You learn of the past, you remember your past, and learn that you must face your fears. Your fears of what you had avoided. The truth: You are at fault, at least in your past life, for the hurt caused to Mikage. You are the one who stole his betrothed, the one he loved, away. But you had never acknowledged it. You are hurt because you know how much pain you had caused in your past lives.
You project yourself to where Mikage pilots the ship, and you apologize. You are determined to connect him and the one he loves, because that is your power. You are determined to fix what you have wronged, and you are determined to do it alone. But Amata refuses, determined to be with you as his past life could not. His past life had left you behind, leaving you to wait but he will not allow you to be alone this time.
It is the love you two share, and Kagura’s assistance that allows you two to connect again. To form a union, drawing in the hateful Mikage alongside you. This You turns the Legendary Aquarion Evol into the true form of Aquarion Love. You finally confess your love to Amata, and he to you, tears fill your eyes as you kiss causing the ship to shed its own tears. These tears heal heal both your worlds, and all the damage that had been wrought.
When you and Amata return, it is an adjustment. Because the world is different, you are so different from how you began this journey. You’ve grown in your own opinion of yourself, of your worth. You are still drawn to Kagura, and it is with a gentle acceptance on Amata’s part that you both welcome him into both of your arms. The dynamics change, but it is something nice, wonderful, and full of love that all three of you so needed.