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A.N.: The “-----” mark signifies a time skip. The “~~~~~” mark signifies a switch in point of view.
_______________, as Yao had named her, was an odd thing. She seemed to be fond of zhongzi, sticky rice wrapped in bamboo leaves, and she ate it like a ravenous bird.
“I don’t understand how something like you will be able to protect me,” he sighed. “You’re too small and weak. You don’t look frightening or fast. Are you really going to prove your worth to me and lead my family to greatness?”
_______________ didn’t say anything. She merely sat in her spot and continued to eat. Even though she ate quickly, she was careful to swallow every grain of sticky rice with care. At least she had manners.
“I wish you could at least talk to me,” he muttered. “It’s not fun to have a companion who’s quiet all of the time.
Unsurprisingly, ______________ remained sile
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Yao had been playing in the family garden when his father came to him dragging a large chain with something hobbling timidly behind him.
“Yao, listen closely to me,” his father said as he knelt down. “In a few more years, you will be the next successor to our family’s estate. There will be many people who will want to take your fortune away from you, and there will be people who will even try to kill you.”
The child swallowed. He was young, but he was wise enough to know the power his family’s name carried. As the oldest son, the responsibility fell on him to carry out his duty as the next head of the Wangs.
“I have brought something to protect you,” his father continued. “She is a very powerful asset, the best of the best. Where your wisdom will be your shield, her power will be your sword.”
Curious, Yao craned his neck over his father’s shoulder, but his father stopped him.
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As predicted, little Mei was crying beside her remaining brothers when Yao and Kiku returned. There was a gathering of servants and maids waiting by the entrance for the eldest son’s return along with many other men Yao had never seen before.
“So you’ve finally returned,” one of the men said to Yao as he dismounted. “Long before his passing, your father had already prepared a list of grantings he had planned for you. If you and your siblings would please come with us to the main chambers, we will read off his parting statement.”
Yao looked to Kiku before making any response. Kiku had a calm look on his face. Exhausted, but calm.
“Very well,” he then said. “Everyone, let’s go.”
“Yao, where’s Yong Soo?” Mei suddenly asked. “How come he’s not here?”
Yao pressed his lips together. It was one thing to know that their father had died, but it was another to know that t
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The mountain resort was a pleasant little retreat that the Wangs had gone to when their mother had been alive. They had all been very young, but each and every one of them remembered a fond memory of when they had played there as children long ago.
“Remember when we were playing hide-and-seek, and Mei never found a single one of us?” Leon smirked. “I think we made her cry, right?”
“I remember that,” Mei laughed. “I was so scared. I thought you all left me behind. You guys were so mean!”
“We would never do that to you,” Kiku assured his sister. “It was just a little harmless fun.”
“We would also run in the forest looking for young bamboo,” Cheng brought up. “The bamboo would always grow so fast. You could even hear them cracking in the forest as they grew.”
“Yeah, and we thought they were evil forest spirits or something,” Mei said.
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“It’s been getting really hot this summer, hasn’t it?” Mei asked as she and the youngest of her older brothers carried large crates of old trinkets towards the storage room.
“Yeah,” Leon agreed. “I’d forgotten how humid it gets here, too.”
Mei smiled. “It’s nice to see you visiting again, Leon. You’ve been gone for so long, I thought maybe you had broken away from us.”
Leon scoffed. “No, I just needed some time away from the main estate. It gets too crowded around here with everyone being under one roof. I’m surprised you can stand it. Then again, you were always the crybaby of the family.”
“Hey! Don’t call me that!” Mei pouted.
“She’s right, Leon. It’s not nice to tease our sister.”
At the sound of a familiar voice, Leon turned his head towards the garden. He knew who that was.
“Cheng,” he smiled. “It’
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It was quiet that night. You could already hear the storm clouds rolling in, shaking the windows and disturbing the foliage outside. Your master was peacefully sleeping in his own separate room as well as all of his siblings. In addition to that, it didn’t appear that in such a remote place with such a fierce storm coming outside that there would be any danger coming to this place. All was well.
Cheng could have sworn he heard something that sounded like a whisper. Being a logical person, he had never believed in the supernatural forces that his siblings had been so fond of, but as he opened his eyes, he couldn't see anyone in sight.
Who’s there? he wondered as he reached for his spectacles by his bedside.
Then, he stopped. There was that sound again. As he stayed absolutely still, he could hear the wind whistling outside. Perhaps that was the noise that had startled him.
Never mind. No sound of the wind could
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Kiku looked up at whatever sky he could see through the tall overhead of bamboo leaves. There was a faint wind weaving through the thickets, and clouds starting to roll in from the south.
“Huh.” Leon looked up. “Looks like it might even rain.”
“Ah, that means we won’t be able to look for mushrooms…” Mei groaned, disappointed.
“But that means we’ll be able to stay together inside the resort,” Kiku pointed out.
Leon spat. “That also means being stuck inside with that thing.”
Suddenly, the men heard the sharp sound of a broomstick clattering onto the stone floor. Mei looked far more than troubled.
“What’s wrong with you, Leon?” she asked, her voice far below normally audible. Both her brothers knew what this meant: she was upset. Nevertheless, she wasn’t going to get a direct answer out of Leon.
“What about me?” he threw back.
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Yao was still shaking from the shock that had completely taken over his body when he had opened his eyes. His once white room that had been adorned to mourn his lost siblings was now absolutely stained with the crimson, rustic red color of blood.
Leon released his dagger from his hands and fell to the floor. Cheng did the same.
Only after seeing his dying brothers and his companion draped motionlessly on the ground did Yao realize what had happened.
_______________ was still alive but barely breathing. Rich blood oozed out of her deep wound inflicted by Leon’s dagger. She had been stabbed completely through, but by some unfathomable desire to live, she still hung on in between the balance of life and death.
When Leon’s dagger had completely gone through _____________, it did not stop there. The sheer force he had used, gathered by his utter loathing for what Yao had done, had powered his attack enough to stab clean into the flesh of another p
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No one could remember the last time they had seen Yao come out of his personal chambers since the funeral. All of the family members were still wearing white garbs and robes. Things hadn’t been the same. Even the staff was feeling the tension in the estate so much so that some had even asked to resign. The Wang’s home had become an unbearably suffocating place to live in.
Cheng could still remember the incident as though it had happened yesterday. He continued to play it over and over in his head, thinking of the different angles he could have taken, wishing there had been something more he could have done.
If I hadn’t been so foolish and had looked in both rooms, I could have stopped her, he thought. I could have said the right things to her. Mei would not have gone out, she would not have slipped. We would still be talking together…
Leon had changed. He didn’t look contemptuous or regretful. His face had gone blank
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Far away in the land of the mountains where the hardiest conifers could only grow, the king of the land felt a strange shudder pass through his body. It was unlike the chills he felt when he watched the crimson art spill from his victims’ wounds, and it was different than the pleasure he felt when he heard the screams of his enemies drown out the squelching noise of his blade grinding against tender flesh and bone.
“Well, well, well,” he smiled from ear to ear. “It looks like the little bird has finally left her cage.”
Pleased, he began to stroke his loyal pet on its cheek, its large eyes never ceasing to search for its prey.
“Go,” the king said and released his hunter into the air. “Find the Vox Maiden for me, and do not come back until you have her in your talons.”
“Allistor. All-is-tor. Allis-tor. A-lli-stor. Allistor.”
The girl had been repeating his name over and over again like a broken recor
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Neither of you said very much during the car ride if anything at all. All the while, Allistor had an expression that made it look like he wanted to desperately tell you something.
If you want to say something, why don’t you? you wondered as you looked at his reflection in the window.
Much like his apartment, Allistor’s car carried around the faint stench of cigarette smoke. It wasn’t a filthy car, but you were convinced that if you looked hard enough, you would be able to find a cigarette butt or a bottle of alcohol somewhere tucked underneath the seats.
What am I thinking? Allistor’s not that type of person, you thought. Sure, your friend might have enjoyed the usual share of smoking and drinking, but he wasn’t like those irresponsible indulgers—not like a certain guy you knew, anyway.
“______________...” Allistor suddenly brought up.
“Yeah?” you responded, not bothering to turn your head.
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When Allistor had stopped hearing her voice, the echo still rang clear in the wind. Her desire, alone, had been strong enough to attempt to lure him back to her, and if he had possessed a weak heart, it might have been so.
However, he knew that if he allowed himself to show his face to her again, she would have stopped singing. Once her heart stopped desiring and her songs ran dry, it would all be over. She would cease to exist.
As he made his way through the shadowy forest floor, Allistor cursed to himself. It had all been a faulty mistake. He should have never allowed himself to be swayed by something like her. She was never supposed to see him. If she hadn’t, both of their lives would have continued to move on like the waters of time. She would have continued to sing, and Allistor would have continued to travel.
It could not be so anymore. He remembered what had happened on the day he returned to his family’s manor.
“…She will die if she leaves
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Fifteen messages, you sighed as you pocketed your phone. You had a feeling Mathias would try to call you and find out where you were so you had switched your phone to its silent mode when you drove to Allistor’s bar just the night before.
“Are you going to reply?” Allistor asked noticing your conflicted expression.
“I don’t know,” you said. “Well, I’m going to talk to him either way, but I don’t feel that doing it over the phone is the best method.”
Your friend’s emerald eyes narrowed. “______________, remember what I said—”
“I know, I know,” you interrupted him. “I might say something different the moment I look at him, is that right?”
“It’s not just that,” Allistor added. “Who knows what his mental state is like after knowing you left him?” He paused. “You never did tell me what happened.”
You rubbed your neck
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“I have to thank you for your courage and determination, Dragonheart,” Emil’s body spoke. Gone was the lovely silvery shimmer of his white hair; his eyes and face were beyond recognition with nothing but darkness clambering over a hazy, writhing shadow. His voice had been altered to a point where you could not fathom that speaking to him had once offered you comfort and solace in a place where you would have otherwise gone mad. Then again, if there was a proper time to be going mad, now was the time.
The shadow had a large sweeping tongue that slithered over its enormous mouth lines to clean up any excess blood it might have failed to pick up. Lukas’ heart was gone. There was no hope now. The flames of the world were consumed along with your friend’s soul.
“Lukas, Emil…” you sobbed. “Forgive me…”
The shadow bent its formless shape towards you.
“Why should they forgive you?” it his
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Allistor heard the first customer of the night coming through the stained glass door. He expected it to be someone fresh out of work ready to drown his troubles in alcohol or get a little buzzed before heading on back home. This time, however, he couldn’t be sure what to make of this person taking a seat in his usual stool right in front of him.
“How’s it going, Allistor?” Mathias greeted his old friend with a usual, tired smile.
The bartender gave him a look of disapproval.
What business does he still have here? he wondered. Then, he thought about it. It didn’t take a genius to remember that ____________ had stayed over at his apartment. Even Mathias would have remembered that. He must have been here to clear things up if ______________ didn’t get around to it.
“What’ll it be, Mathias?” Allistor asked in his usual bartender-to-customer tone.
“Nothing,” Mathias said. “I’m just here
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The King of Swans had been pacing back and forth in his throne room up until his faithful seer and scouting knights had returned. He had never been one to stay still for too long. When they did return, as always, his friend’s eyes were as unreadable as ever.
“Well?” he spoke up. “How’d it go?”
The seer averted his eyes away from his king. Victorious or defeated or not, it did not matter. He was impossible to read.
“I have the Fowl,” he finally reported. “As for the Vox Maiden, I’m afraid we had to resort to sending more of our men. The King of Eagles sent his own personal hunter to retrieve her. The scouting team we sent was no match.”
“Huh.” The king sighed. “He wasn’t messing around at all this time.”
The seer narrowed his eyes and bit down on his lips. This was all too dire, yet at the same time, there was little he could truly do to keep any calamities at bay.
“Sir, no ma
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A human’s appetite fell short to a dragon’s. When you had invited Mathias into your house, he had just about devoured everything you had be it the stale two-day-old bread you had stored in the cupboard to the jar of turnip preservatives your mother had instructed you to eat along with the bread. All had been consumed by Mathias.
“I can’t believe you recognized me after all of these years,” you breathed in relief. “I was really afraid you had forgotten about me…”
“Oh courff nough!” Mathias beamed, his mouth full of bread. You assumed he had meant to say, “Of course not!”
He swallowed. “Gods, I can’t remember the last time I had a real meal! It feels like forever!”
You pressed your lips. “N-Not to pry or anything, but where were you all of these years, Mathias? I was…” You clenched your fists together. “I was worried about you…”
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“I didn’t even know they still existed…” Lukas breathed. That’s when he looked over to where you and Mathias had fallen across the river and saw your bleeding temple.
“Mathias, get her out of here!” he barked to the Blade of the Ruby Seas.
Mathias didn’t need to be told twice. Whatever that thing was, it didn’t look like the dragons were capable of fighting such a large creature while the force field was still up. Still…
How is that thing able to stay in that form if he’s a dragon? you wondered. Shouldn't the force field prevent him from coming inside?
“____________, we have to get off the ice,” Mathias told you and picked you up from your hand. While you knew you needed to get off the ice as soon as possible, doing so proved to be harder than expected. In your state of panic, keeping your footing with such a lack of friction was nearly impossible.
“Mathias!” you squea
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“Did you really have to insist on bringing that thing with you?” Emil asked with a disgruntled expression toying on his face. From the look of disturbance in his eyes, you assumed he would be on the verge of either forcing you to leaving it behind or throwing up altogether. You couldn’t blame him, though. They were his brother’s eyes.
“I’m not going to let some sick person take these away from me,” you frowned. “Could you imagine what they’d do with things as precious as these?”
“Uh…” Emil turned away. Without permission, you volunteered to list off a couple of reasons.
“They could put them up for display in a window or boil them for a witch stew! Or worst of all! They can even preserve them and wear them around their ears like earrings!”
“What sort of twisted reasons…? ___________, why in Eliatha would anyone want to do that with eyeballs?”
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Being the nearest, Lukas had been the first one to reach his friend’s side and examine his condition.
“He’s breathing…” he murmured. “The fool’s barely conscious, but he’s alive.”
“Thank the gods…” you breathed in relief.
“~~~~~~~~~, are you able to read his thoughts?” Emil asked.
In response, the Dragonheart remained still and silent, appearing to be in deep concentration. Amidst the deep blue light, you were able to catch a quick expression here and there: confusion, frustration, and finally, defeat.
She shook her head. “I can’t. Something’s wrong. All I hear is silence.”
The Divine Keeper of the Sapphire Flames snorted. “As expected from him.”
“Lukas, that’s not funny,” ~~~~~~~~~ frowned. “It’s not the usual silence, either. It’s like he’s dead…”
“But he’s not,” you said. “
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While you refilled your once empty stomach with some roasted birds Mathias had caught (“Just call me a hunting expert!” he had said), the dragons took the liberty of catching up with what had happened in the time they had been separated.
“I was right about you bringing bad luck wherever you go,” Lukas snorted, giving you an icy glare. By now, you had gotten so used to it (or perhaps you were just too hungry to care) that it didn’t even bother you.
“Finding a lockpick was easier than expected,” Berwald said.
“Wouldn’t finding a lockpick mean you’d have to know where humans would be keeping one?” Mathias asked. He, too, was eating a thoroughly cooked bird alongside you. Lukas was sitting on your other side with Tino and Berwald sitting across from you in their human forms.
Berwald’s human form was rather intimidating when you first saw it. At the time when you first met up with him and Lukas, you had bee
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The Divine Keeper of the Sapphire Flames turned around and looked at the two of you on his back.
“I can imagine carrying one of you, but two is a different story,” he snorted.
“What’s wrong with ___________ being carried on your back?” Mathias asked.
You frowned. “I think he was talking about you, Mathias, not me. I’m the one carrying Emil’s soul, remember?”
“Oh yeah,” Mathias said like the thought had completely escaped his mind. From the little time you had spent with him, you knew that forgetting would have been a complete possibility.
“What do you accomplish by returning to Eldur Mountain?” Lukas jumped in. “You know there could be dragons up there that won’t accept the fact that you aren’t able to return to your true form. They won’t be as lenient as I am.”
“I know, but maybe there’s something up there that can help me with my problem. You kno
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The day was drawing near. You could feel it.
In truth, you didn’t want to hold onto grudges forever. Life was too short to fill it with hate. Allistor had to be the one most taken aback by your sudden decision. You knew he was angry with you. Actually, perhaps “angry” was too strong a word for what he was feeling towards you. “Disappointed” was a better way to put it, and Allistor was so disappointed in you that he had refused to talk to you ever since. He wouldn’t answer his phone, he wouldn’t look at you when you visited his bar, and he wouldn’t ask about how your relationship with Mathias was going.
You and Mathias were doing just fine, though. Mathias didn’t treat you poorly. If anything, he was expressing his love for you even more. He didn’t drink, he didn’t wander out late with his friends, and he never hurt you. Even so, you couldn’t help that something was keeping
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Something heavy was pressing down on Allistor’s chest so much so that he was finding it difficult to breathe. It was as though he was being crushed between two stones, his back against the ground and his chest against—
“Allistor, open your eyes!” a shrill voice called.
He immediately responded, throwing his eyes open and seizing his bow from behind him.
“There’s a big light in the sky, Allistor!”
Allistor blinked a few times. His eyes had not gotten used to the morning light yet. True to what he was told, the sun was peeking out from beneath the valley, and the girl was still clinging onto him like a faithful child.
“Is that it?” she asked excitedly pointing at the horizon. “Is that the sun? Is it a real star?”
“Aye…” Allistor yawned. “Don’t look at it for too long, though. It’ll make your eyes go bad.”
The girl sighed and rested her chin on his shoul
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A low gurgling noise began to sound out from your stomach. Embarrassed, you clutched onto your abdomen hoping Emil wouldn’t be able to hear the noise. Unfortunately, your dragon slowed his pacing down and turned in your direction.
“___________, are you hungry?” he asked.
You shook your head. “No, no, not at all,” you replied remembering the trouble you had caused the last time you had said you were hungry.
Emil blinked. “Are you sure? If you aren’t feeling completely rejuvenated, we can always take a rest.”
“No!” you protested. “Lukas’ life remains in our hands! We can’t stop just because one of us is feeling hungry!”
“If you insist…” the dragon mumbled looking unconvinced. “On another note, we’re almost there. He pointed to the horizon. “You see that small line of smoke coming out from the forest line?”
“Uh-huh,” you nodded.