It dates back to 17 years ago, before Celestine was born.
Faced with a crisis, Xenza Seis, the mother of Celestine, feared that if one day Daemon murdered her, he would have access to the amethyst garden and gain eternal life.
She could not allow that to happen.
Xenza Seis’s blood was the key to the Amethyst Forest. Rumour has it that anyone who eats of the Amethyst minerals will have an extended lifespan of 200 years.
Also, because the amethyst is solid, Xenza’s blood is needed to melt the amethyst in order for it to become liquefied.
‘The perfect formula Daemon needs to expand his lifespan, in order to ensure his plans to ruin earth are accomplished. I’ve only remained this youthful after 500 years because I was cursed for violating light magic…It has been too long that I no longer want to exist. But I can’t let him have his way…the only way is for me to find someone to replace me, a new guardian…a daughter. But then again, who’s gonna marry a half a millenium year old lady?’ Thought Xenza.
“Lilabell!” Xenza called out.
“Yes milady?” Lilabell, Xenza’s maid replied as she rushed to Xenza.
“Look after the garden while I am away. I’ll be going to the mortal world for a while.”
“Understood, milady.” Lilabell bowed.
Disguised as a teenager, Xenza went to the mortal world, and descended into the heart of Japan, Tokyo.
As she was walking along one of the usual deserted alleys she would take to enter her mortal world apartment, someone grabbed her hand.
Xenza turned around and glared at him.
“What do you want?”
He scratched his head and apologized for scaring her.
“Xenza…you know me, I’m Guillemard.”
[Note : *Guillemard is Xenza’s childhood friend.* ]
“G-Guillemard?! You’re alive too?” Xenza’s eyes widened in shock. “How is that possible? Weren’t you captured by Daemon during the war?”
“That is a fact…” He said, “but, I escaped Daemon’s clutches…I got out of the Castle of Hellflames (currently referred to as the Darker Evil Clan) and I’ve noticed…Daemon is forming an army from mere children…”
“1000 BABIES. Orphaned by the war. He captured all of them. Not to raise them, but to experiment on them. It took him years to find suitable users to his Dark Magic which he created. There were many, many infant casualties. In fact, only 0.1% of them survived.”
“0.1%?! Only 10 out of 1000?!”
“Yes, but even 10 is enough to destroy the world. These kids he made have lethal abilities and I’m not even kidding, he’s brainwashed them, erased their memories, so they see him as their father.”
“Meanwhile, the white magicians have stepped up their game and procreated. A new generation must rise, inheriting genes from this generation directly. Only then can we win this war. Which is why all of us have to go into hiding once the next generation lives, lest Daemon seek to murder us all.”
Xenza was incredibly stunned by his words.
“Can we go somewhere to talk?” Xenza asked.
“Um yea. Sure.” Guillemard replied.
Xenza brough Guillemard to her apartment and they sat on the bed.
Xenza drew the curtains and switched on the air-conditioning, so no one would see or hear them.
“I’m really worried about this. I have already went into old age, and so have you, but I…Can’t continue providing you with amethyst forever.”
“I understand…besides, I don’t want to live on much longer either. I’m sure you don’t want to either.”
“Then, can you curse me that once I go into labour, I will die, and all my abilities are passed on to my child?”
“Xenza, I can’t—”
“JUST DO IT!”
“But…your child might die from the overwhelming power right at birth…”
Tears rolled in Xenza’s eyes. “I can’t help it! I have to do this for the sake of everyone! My child must become the succesor and Guardian of the Amethyst forest!”
Guillemard grabbed her hands. “Xenza, calm down. Look into my eyes.”
Xenza panted heavily and stopped crying.
“I can do it for you, but…your child may not live…and your efforts may be in vain…besides, passing on Frezkch Luminance will definetely be too much for your child to handle. But if that truly is your wish, I shall let it be granted.”
“Guille…” Xenza paused. “There’s another thing I need you to know.”
“Can I bear your child?”
“WHAT?” Guillemard exclaimed in shock. “XENZA YOU MUST BE OUTTA YER MIND—”
Xenza cut him off by hugging him.
“No, Guille. I’m serious. You’re the only one I can trust now. And, you’re coincidentally single, like me.”
Guillemard rolled his eyes. “Well, I had a lot of trouble in the years I lived that I didn’t have time to find a lover.”
Guillemard hugged her back.
“But do you really want to orphan your child this way? I know our generation has to go into hiding, but that doesn’t involve dying.”
“Don’t be foolish Guille! Haven’t you received news of how Daemon is tracking them out one by one and killing them? We have to pass on our magic to a new generation before it’s too late!”
“Screw this. It can’t be helped then.”
Guillemard cast the curse on her.
“The child that shall come out of this womb, shall be blessed with the blood of Xenza, the power of Xenza, and cease Xenza’s existence at the time of birth. May the child live.”
With that, Guillemard pushed Xenza back onto the bed, and kissed her.
“It’s not exactly true, but perhaps in my life, I have loved you at some point in time.” Guillemard whispered as he caressed his hand over her body.
“Well, it’s written all over your face.”
Overnight, Guillemard had slept with Xenza.
The next morning, Xenza awoke to screams coming from downstairs.
She realized her curtains had been torn open, and she ran to the window.
She herself shrieked in mute horror as she saw her friend’s lifeless, ripped body in a pool of blood.
She fell backwards, and read the words written on the wall in blood.
“Those who escape, shall not live.”
She immediately returned to the amethyst forest, trying to cast her emotions aside, knowing that she too, was going to be murdered if she was found.
But the only reason she escaped was because overnight her body had become into an astral projection, which was undetected by the Dark Magician sent to kill the Arcane Magicians and those who escaped the Castle of Hellflames. She realized Guillemard had saved her,and broke down into tears.
9 months later, Celestine was born with Frezch Luminance, which defeated Daemon in one blow, leaving Daemon will just enough energy to escape.
Xenza perished and Celestine lived.
By the time Celestine finished telling her story, they had arrived at the training hall of their home campus.
“Frezch Luminance…If I can trigger that once more, I can significantly weaken Daemon and you guys can defeat him.” Celestine told them.
“But Celestine…” Rima said, “isn’t there a maximum number of times you can use that? Your body can’t handle it!”
“Nah. I’ll have to get stronger. I’ll get you guys to beat it out of me.” Celestine replied and patted Rima on the head.
“Don’t worry, Rima. We all know Celestine is strong-willed. She’ll get through this. I have faith in her.” Hyusune patted Rima on the shoulder.
“Mhm!” Rima nodded in agreement.
“Now then…lets begin! Operation Z : release of Celestine’s Frezch Luminance!”
“LET’S DO THIS!” Everyone exclaimed, bursting with gusto as they sprang forth upon Celestine.