Chapter 17 : A visit to the Darker Evil Clan
“I’m back, guys…” Tsuki said as he successfully teleported back to the hall of the Darker Evil Clan, led by Daemon, the black wizard.
“Welcome back, Tsuki.” Luna Hitomi, the Priestress of Darkness of the Darker Evil Clan welcomed him back.
“Welcome back.” said Yuki Gana and her boyfriend Himura Ayase Nagasaki, the murderer of Hatsune.
“Welcome back, young master.” Selena Hepburn, the yandere flower maiden from hell, smiled creepily back at Tsuki.
“Welcome back, brother.” Sith, the crazy musician of the Darker Evil clan, waved as he greeted Tsuki.
Eleshya Raven, one of the most powerful wizards in the Darker Evil clan, stepped out of the darkness and into the hallway.
“That took you long enough…So how did the mission go? Did you manage to get her blood?”
Tsuki kept silent and shook his head.
“I failed the mission. I’m very sorry.”
“TSUKI!!! WHY DID YOU FAIL AGAIN!” Eleshya raged.
Pouting, Tsuki replied, ” I-I was outnumbered…” He said meekly, as he thought, it’s not like I wanted it to happen anyway.
“You are a freaking disgrace to us. You couldn’t even take on Celestine yourself? Call yourself his* son!”
(note : Daemon’s son)
Blushing heavily, Tsuki’s voice faltered as he spoke, “B-but…not when Persona’s daughter is there…”
Tch, you don’t have even understand me, Eleshya, Tsuki thought.
Just then, Selena’s vines stretched over and blinded Tsuki’s hands.
“What the hell are you doing, Selena?!” Tsuki yelled.
“HYUSUNE TENNOUJI…” She smiled creepily, “DON’T EVER MENTION THAT NAME TO ME.”
Angered, Eleshya sliced off one of Selena’s vines. Selena screamed in pain.
“Knock it off, you two!” Eleshya stared daggers at them. “I will not tolerate any nonsense here.”
Selena hung her head in shame.
“I’m sorry, mistress. It’s just that…the thought that she’s Persona’s daughter, who betrayed us, and killed my sister…”
“I understand your pain……” Eleshya said as she gave Selena a pat on the head, and instantly her vine regenerated.
“As for you, Tsuki…”
“What now?!” Tsuki rolled his eyes in distaste.
“You do know what I’ll do to you and her, don’t you?”
“Yes, yes, ojousama* (milady).”
I’ll just have to play along with your game, Tsuki thought.
“Besides, I have scores to settle with her…”
“Now that’s the attitude I was looking for.” Eleshya grinned.
A long chain of thoughts went through Tsuki’s head.
Belmine Tennouji, your mother, sacrificed herself so you would be alive.
Years ago when she left you and never returned, she was forced to replace one of our members who had died. Persona had to do so, in order to save his precious daughter from dying at the hands of the Darker Evil clan.
She knew Hyusune was the destined one to kill him, because she was the strongest Ryakken being with the most direct bloodline to Daemon, so you protected her with your life.
Your sacrifice, I must admit, has been very noble.
And now your very being will destroy your own kin…
For now, I have more important things to settle.
But trust me when I say that I’ll enjoy your pathetic face when the time comes…
“Guys!” Lumia called, “Bunny is back!”
Ah yes. Another one has returned.
“Guys, I’m back! And look what I got!” Bunny, the Lolita of the clan, was carrying her plushie (which was actually her weapon) in her arms and she waved a tube containing viscous liquid in her other hand.
“I drained the magic out of one of the LoE students~” Bunny exclaimed happily. “I’m so proud of myself~!” She shrieked in delight. “Kyaa~”
“You’ve done us proud, Bunny.” Eleshya smiled, “unlike someone else here.” She turned her head and glared at Tsuki, who gave her a face of disgust.
“Well, it’s time to refine this magic, and then implant it into a suitable user, or simply use it to make ourselves stronger.” Bunny brought the tube to her lab to add it to the concoction which Yuki Gana had brewed for Bunny to make a new mixture.
Back at the central campus, just before they prepared to leave, Jellal and the others, including Fran and Shiroyan were having a conference meeting on the top floor of the mansion on the rooftop.
And it was pretty rare to see Jellal wearing his glasses, which meant he was dead serious about the matter.
“Just in the past 3 days, there have been 5 reports of students in the LoE of different branches losing their magic…and it’s not just on this campus, but every campus excluding ours has had an incident. Hence, our principal, Mr Miname, has advised us to exercise precaution and to prepare for a war.”
“W-war? What?!” Some of them exclaimed.
“Which is why the three of our teams have been called in for a joint mission to protect the other students from falling prey to these magic thieves. But I wouldn’t call them thieves — more like the Darker Evil clan.”
“THE DEC DID THIS?”
“Hey guys…let’s be realistic. We don’t really stand a chance against them.”
“No, we do.” Celestine stood up and exclaimed. “I have a way.”
*Please note the comic has been attached to this post 😀 ~Hyun Jae *