Ding dong ding dang*
The school bell ringed and school was over, Takeshi then turned around and asked.
“Yo! Asahi, so…what did you guys do at the rooftop?”
Giving me that kind friendly look yet still having the intent to kill me.
“U-uhh its nothing”
“Huhhh? Are you sure its nothing? I’m sure you guys did something , like did she ask you out or did she confess to you?”
“N-No nothing like that, anyways no girl would confess to a guy who they just met and just transferred to a school.”
After saying that to him, he gave that expression as if he was in pain because I said something that offended him.
“A-Ahhh my heart its in pain!”
“Anyways besides that….did she asked you anything out of the ordinary?”
When he said that his kind look became a serious look. I was surprised, it was as if he knew what Sara and I were talking about earlier today at the rooftop.
I felt my ear being twisted, my ear is going to be ripped off! As I looked to the direction where my ear is being twisted. It was Sara.
“This conversation ends here. Akiyama why don’t you mind your own business.”
“OHHH! THE GODDESS HAS CALLED MY NAME!!!”
Takeshi cheering for joy as his name was called out by Sara, his eyes were beaming with success.
“Pervert…anyways Asahi you know what you’re not suppose to do.”
Sara giving me that serious look.
“Yeah I know that.”
As I said that she nodded her head and left the classroom.
“Well! I better go off too.”
Takeshi leaving his seat and was ready to go off.
“Ah, ok see you tomorrow!”
“Hai! Oh, Asahi”
He stopped at the entrance of the classroom door.
That said, he left. I then pick up my bag and went off too, while exiting my schools gate, I thought to myself.
“*Sigh* man, this is all hard to absorb and difficult to believe, my father being the ‘Lone Alchemist’? Me being in danger? What the hell is going on today?”
Covering the top half of my face, I looked back about all the unusual things that had happen today.
“Things can’t get more complicating then thi-”
I banged in some kind of wall and my pocket watch dropped out of my pocket, I looked up to see what I banged into and to my surprise, it was the infamous Ishikawa Akihiro.
“Oi, Watch where you’re goin-”
He stopped half way through his conversation as he looked at my pocket watch, his eyes widened and looked at me.
“Y-you’re…Ah I see, you got a lot of guts to bang into someone like me with this pocket watch.”
“Wha-what? Do you know something about my pocket watch?”
There goes my promise with Sara about not showing my pocket watch to someone. Ishikawa then threw my pocket watch at me, I caught it but when I look back at him, his shadow looked disfigured, Until suddenly someone stood in front of me.
“Woah now, you wouldn’t wanna cause a scene here now would you?”
In front of me was, Takeshi!
“And if I were going to?”
“If you were going to, you aren’t going to stand a chance against me. Now back away from my friend!”
Ishikawa then turned around and left to the schools gate.
“You’d better watch out Nakamura Asahi, the next time I see you.”
After that he dissappeared, I was shocked, It was my first time seeing Takeshi so serious in my life but as I looked at him closely, he was shaking head to toe and he slowly turned around.
“I’m so glad it turned out that he left, I thought I was going to die!”
When he looked at me, he was pale and he was crying profusely.
I take back what I said.
“ASAHI!!! I’M SOOO GLAD THAT YOU’RE OK!!!”
“Hahahaha, Yeah but I’m more glad that nothing happened to you, you didn’t need to put such up a brave front.”
“Okok, let’s go home now.”
Giving him the look that tells him not to be worried.
Meanwhile in the ally way,
“Nakamura Asahi, I’m gonna make sure you die for what your father did to my clan.”
I reached home together with Takeshi as he wanted to follow me home just to make sure Ishikawa doesn’t appear out of no where and attack me.
“Alright! I’d better be off now, My moms gonna kill me for being late.”
“Oh ok, see ya tomorrow!”
I watch Takeshi leave until I couldn’t see him anymore, after that I entered my house.
“Hey sis, I’m back! Sorry for bein-”
My younger sister gave me a flying kick to the face and I flew back.
I picked myself up and immediately bowed for forgiveness.
“Do you know how long I’ve waited for you!!!”
“I’m sorry ma’am!!!”
My younger sister look at me with anguish but shortly after she calmed down.
“*Sigh* come on the foods getting cold!”
After dinner I bathed and was ready to go and sleep but then, when Mizuki was washing the dishes she asked,
“Hey…Onii-chan do you think our dad left us because we were a burden to him after mom’s death?”
“W-What? Of course not, I may not know the reason…( I hope there is a reason to why our father left us) but I’m sure there is a reason to why he left. So Mizuki, don’t worry about it ok? You have me, I will always be with you and in times of need I will be there.”
When I said that to her, she gasp and then smiled.
“Onii-chan you idiot..”
“Hahaha, alright I’m gonna go head to bed now, Oyasumi!”
After that conversation with Mizuki, I head to bed and moments later, I fell into a deep sleep.
“Dad! Why are you leaving me and Mizuki behind! We need you!”
Asahi’s father still walking out the door.
“Dad, wait! Where are you going!”
I immediately woke up, getting up, I shook my head.
“This dream again huh? *sigh*…I wonder what dad is doing now.”
I got out from bed and got ready for school.
“Ok! Come back home on time this time!”
and then again I left the house to go to school. On my way to school, I saw Sara.
“Oh? Sara! Ohayo!”
“Ah, Asahi Ohayo, I’ve got something urgent to tell you.”
When we met up we both walked to school together.
“So, whats the urgency?”
“I have sense five Alchemist in the midst of the school.”
“Wait…five Alchemist? But theres no such thing has alchemist.”
“That’s because you haven’t enter the world of alchemy yet.”
After she told me this, I’m want to confront her that she’s crazy.
“I do not care if you believe it or not but I have to protect you at all cost because you are important.”
“Yes, now if you would excuse me I have to make preparations before it happens”
Before I could ask her more questions she started to brisk walk to school and when I knew it she was no where to be found.
“*Sigh* looks like this madness is not going to end is it?”
Saying that I went on my way to school. But when I reach the classroom and waited for home room to start, She wasn’t in class. I felt suspicious and wanted to search for her but then,
“Yo Asahi, Ohaiyo-gozaimasu!”
“A-Ah Takeshi, Ohaiyo!”
Of all times when I’m in a need to find her. The teacher came in to for home-room.
“Ok, is Megumi here?”
“Ok…Is Sara here? Sara?”
“Asahi, Did you do something to her?”
I started to get a bit worried so I told myself,
“I wonder where is she? Maybe later during lunch break I’ll try and find her.”
After the few hours of lessons, it was finally lunch break, I will take this time to find her. I stood up from my seat and went for my search for her.
“Hey Asahi! Wanna eat lu-”
“Sorry Takeshi not today”
As Takeshi asked to eat together I refuse as I do not have much time to find her, So I keep asking myself, Where would she go? I kept thinking and thinking but I can’t find any trace of her. In the end, I decided to go back to the rooftop where Me and Sara were yesterday and so I made my way to the rooftop.
I made my way to the rooftop but no one was there, it seemed empty and the was still, but still I have to search the area just to make sure. As I was searching the door behind me suddenly slam close. Due to my instincts, I looked behind me to check. Its was Ishikawa.
“Oh hey, Ishikawa, I was looking for Sara but she’s not here do you kno-”
In an instant, I felt something pierce my left shoulder. As I look for what it might be, it was a long black spike tracing all the way to Ishikawa’s feet.
The pain kicked in and blood started to profusely leak out. I have never felt this kind of pain before in life! Its Hurts!!!
“Oh, that’s rare I miss…but don’t worry the next few is going to pierce more parts of your body”
As the black spike was pulled away from my shoulder, the paint got even more intense and blood from my shoulder gushed out almost instantly.
More of those black spikes came from Ishikawa’s feet, I did a quick roll to evade his attack.
“Oh? I see you have dodged my shadow dwellers, there’s more from where that came from though.”
At this point, I kept telling myself that I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die, I still have to find her, I still have to find Sara! I kept thinking how do I reach the exit door without being pierce by those ‘Shadow Dwellers’.
I looked everywhere to find anything that I can distract him with but nothing, I was still profusely bleeding and I didn’t know what to do to stop it. I was still dodging his ‘shadow dwellers’
“This is starting to get annoying…might as well just kill you now!”
He came dashing towards me with his shadow dwellers, a lot of them. I didn’t know what to do next, he was near, I tried to evade it again but this time I was unlucky. I lost my balance and I was going to fall backwards.
In my thoughts.
“Is this the end? Am I really going to die?…Without knowing where dad is?”
I was slowly going to reach the ground soon,
“Am I going to leave Mizuki all alone? No…No! I can’t, I told her that I will be by her side! I can’t die now! She will be all alone!”
My right hand palm was going to touch the ground to support my body from reaching the ground. Then with determination of me not wanting to die,
“I CAN’T DIE YET!!!!”
“DIEEE, SON OF THE LONE ALCHEMIST!!!”
All of a sudden when the palm of my right hand landed on the ground, blue light came from my hand and spikes appeared from the ground sending Ishikawa flying to the very corner of the rooftop. The spikes pierce his arms and body making him unable to move.
“Wha-what the hell just happen?”
“You used alchemy.”
I heard a girls voice behind me and as I turned around to see who it was, it was Sara!
“Yes that’s me.”
“Where have you been! What the hell is this in front of me that sent Ishikawa flying!?”
She’d better give a good explanation!
“I have been waiting for the time to come and here it is.”
“What!? So you have been watching me this whole time without helping me?!”
“I’ve waited for you to awaken your alchemy within you, and that alchemy of yours specializes in creating matter which is what your father have.”
What? I have this ‘Alchemy that creates matter’ in me the whole time? I don’t understand, what have my dad been keeping from me?
I saw Ishikawa destroying the spikes and getting on his feet again.
“So, you finally learnt to use alchemy ack! you son of a bitch!”
Coming in a form on lightning,Takeshi appeared
“Yo Asahi! Its kind of awkward isn’t it? Seeing your childhood friend using weird powers?”
“Takeshi, I’m sure now’s not the time to make jokes.”
“I know! I know!”
“Asahi I promise I’ll tell you everything once I’m done with Mr. Shadow man here so now let me do my job.”
What the hell is going on!?
“Asahi now’s not the time for questions, you can get your answers after we get out of here.”
I suddenly felt something poke my neck and I started to lose consciousness as soon as I knew it, black.
“Hey Sara! That was not part of the plan!”
“We can’t delay, we do not have much time left. We must go now, quickly be done with Ishikawa.”
Sara jumped of the school with Asahi, Takeshi then pulled out a stream of lightning from his other hand.
“*Sigh*…Alright Mr. Shadow man come at me!”
Ding dong ding dang*