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Prologue: Spass (Fun) – What everybody didn’t want to know
Engel’s chilhood friend; or something like that.
She’s one of the representatives of the [Craft Work Section].
And since Engel started to assit to [Camellia Academy] she has been avoiding him with all her might. She did not wanted to see him.
That’s because the past they shared.
This, happened the day Yozora and the other girls went to buy Engel’s presents.
He was stolling after his lunch as always, then-
“Engel? How you doing?!” Shouted someone.
It was John Doe.
And he was not alone.
“Hi there. What you doing? Are you in a date?” Asked Engel as he saw the one next to him. It was Alke.
“Hi there. Wait… I said that already…. Anyways, who you might be? I’ve never seen you nearby.” Said Engel as he half-smiled to Alke.
Since she noticed that he was near he tried to scape and then John called out ti him. She was sweating cold right now.
“Hey! Talk!” Said John as he slapped Alke’s back.
She then, after seconds of thinking , resolved herself and nervously started to talk.
“I-I’m Alke. Alke Asche.” She said nervous.
“Ohh I see… Well, nice to meet you, Alke.” Said Engel with a half-smile.
(Eh? Eh? Does… He does not remember me!) Thought Alke while thinking all what she passed through to avoid meeting him was useless.
(I-I did not consider this….) She said to herself.
“So, what are you doing?” Asked Engel.
“Well, we were going to eat. We spent all the day doing homework so when we noticed it was this late.” Explained John.
“I see. Well, the food’s still warm so hurry.” Said Engel as he resumed his stoll.
“See you around then. Also, it was nice to meet you after so long Alke.” He added with a slight mischevious smile and then left.
“Eh? Did you guys were aqcuitances?” Asked John as he saw Engel leaving.
(Damn!!!) She thought as she hesitated in telling John her story.
“Haa… Sorry, I have something to talk with him. Can you go ahead? Thanks!”
Said Alke as she ran towards Engel.
John didn’t mind and just left to have his lunch and also to visit the mature beautiful woman in the cafeteria.
“Engel!!! Engeeeel!!!” Shouted Alke.
“Hey, no need to shout” Said Engel as he turned around.
“I-I need to talk with you.” Said Alke as she reached Engel.
“Really? Well, it’s better earlier than later. You’ve been avoiding me for a while after all.” Replied Engel.
“Wha?! You knew!??” Said Alke in complain.
“Of course. As a [Blacksmith] you need magic and a status, and belive me, you’ll never be a ninja.” Said Engel as he touched Alke’s shoulder; then he teleported.
“Wha?! Where are we?!” Said Alke dumbfounde for the sudden change of scenary.
They suddenly appeared in an totally elegant room. It had a table with some drinks ready and a nice view. From the room you could see all of the island.
“We’re in the Black Swan.” Said Engel as he sat in a table and pured the drink in a glass.
“Bla-Bla-Bla-Bla-Bla-BLACK SWAN?!” Exclaimed Alke.
“Before everything, sit and have a drink.” Said Engel.
“O-Okay… I would have guessed you could have a room here.” Said Alke.
“Yeah. We, the [Five Gods of War] have one here. Ms. Cole, Mom, Adrian, Brookelle, Alex have one here.”
Black Swan is a tower in the middle of the academy, tall enough to sightsee the whole island.
It’s a place where only selected people can have a room.
“Anyways…. Who starts? You or me?” Said Engel as he sipped his drink.
“I-I’ll do it.” Said Alke as her nervousness remained.
“E-Ehem…. Well…. Fist of all, I want to say sorry. I-I truly want to apologize for all I did to you. I AM SORRY!!!!!!”
“I-I know that this is not enough for all I did… Bu-Bu-But….. I-I have never forgotten you all this time! Sometimes I dream how things would have gone if I…. If I hadn’t told you all of those things… If I had helped you back then…. Sob…”
In the middle of her words, she started to cry. Cry as a baby.
“Haa…. Well, I really don’t mind the past. If not, I’d have either killed you long ago or I have never talked to you in the first place. I don’t know how hard was for you, but at the beggining it was really hard. You cold say I broke. Days after I then regained my stance and then decided to be strong. This and that happened affter and then in this tournament, I understood it was not my fault not your fault. It was no one’s fault. Life is just like that.”
Said Engel with a half-smile in his serious modo.
What happened in their past, was that they were something like the best of the friends.
They were neighbors too.
They attended the same school, same class.
Alke and Engel used to be bullied. Both of them.
But even so, they had themselves. Even like kids, they knew that there was no other was to go on.
But one day, Alke got fed up. Too fed up. She had enough of it.
So she changed. She became “popular”. She took distance from Engel and then got “protection” from the popular girls in the class.
But Engel decided to not to. He remained like himself, becuase he knew that it was wrong to do that.
So then he still was being bullied.
Now he had to endure it alone. He could not do that. One day, he went to Alke to ask for help; and then with harsh words she rejected him. After she ignored him. She spent weeks ignoring him, until he broke the day she left.
Days after he decided to steel himself and become strong, that then was halted by his sister.
“So….” Alke was expecting an answer from Engel’s side.
“So what? I already reached my answer, now it’s time for you to reach one.” Said Engel as he sipped again from his drink.
This was the day after Engel’s party.
He woke up early to take a stoll and see the sunrise; he then found Lene too and both started to walk and make idle chat.
As they were walking, and saw a very well known aqcuitance.
“Patricia, hi there!” Said Engel.
“Hi!” Said Lene.
“Oh! E-Engel, Lene. How you doing?”
Said Patricia as she stopped jogging and took off her headphones.
“Well, just stolling here. You… You don’t seems so right….” Said Engel while looking to Patricia. She looked a little dejected and seemed t be trying to cher up in the moment.
(She looked alright yesterday….) Thought Engel as he analyzed her.
“Is something bothering you?” Said Engel while slightly becoming in his serious modo.
(He’s part of Engel’s party, so this must be pretty personal for him to not know) Thought Lene.
“Well… Haa… It’s useless to not to tell you… It’s Alan. He has problems. And it seems you are the center of it.”
Said Patricia as she looked quite worried.
All of them finished their own business and in some minutes and went to the boys dorms.
Alan lived in one of the various buildings designated for the dorms, so Engel was quite far from him.
They met in front of Alan’s door and ringed the bell.
“Well…. So what does he have and what does it have to do with me?” Asked Engel.
“Y-You’ll see as you enter.” Said Patricia; Then the door slowly opened and there was Alan… Or what looked like him.
“Eh? Patricia… What is HE doing here?” Said Alan as he saw Engel.
Alan was in a very dirty bathrobe. He looked as if he hadn’t bathed in days.
“Alan. I’m fed up with this! I brought him so you could clean your shit!” Said Patricia as she entered the room.
Alan just said nothing as the door crashed in his forehead and fell to the floor.
“Just… What is this? This is a mess?!”
“My stupid little brother has some… Inferiority Complex…”
“Hey hey, something stinks here….”
“Yeah… It started since the day we reunited in the [Hakuhyou-Joou’s Mansion] in [Muttsu]. It seems you’re the main reason.”
“I SAID SOMETHING STIIIIIIIINKS HERE!!!”
“SHIT ALAN TAKE A BATH YOU SMELL LIKE A KRAKEN!!!! FUCK COME HERE!!!”
Shoutes Engel after the complains made by Lene.
He was talking of what happened with Alan while Lene was just looking around the mess in the room.
Then, after getting enough of the complains, he suddenly teleported above the sea.
“HAVE A NICE BATH!!!”
Shouted Engel as he threw Alan to the sea.
Shouted Alan as he fell with great momentum.
After some time going here and there in the sea, running away from sharks and whales, Engel took him bac to his room.
“Sooo motherfucker, what’s your problem with me?” He said.
Patricia threw a clean towel to Alan. It was hard to find though.
Lene was there too.
“I-I have not any problem with you…” Said Alan in a weak voice.
“Oh come on! Say it already!” Shouted Engel.
Then, Alan snapped.
“SHUT UP!! JUST SHUT UUUP!!!! YOU MR. PERFECT! GOD, SAINT, ANGEL WHATEVER!! I JUST AN’T STAND YOUU!!! YOU AND YOUR PERFECTION IS JUST ANNOYING!!! YOU AND YOUR STYLE AND YOUR FANS AND YOUR POPULARITY!!! I CAN’T STAND IIIIITT!!!! IDIOT! IDIOT! IDIOT! HOW CAN THE FUCK YOU BE SO STRONGG!!! IT’S JUST ABNOORMAAAALL!!!!! YOU CAN DESTROY A COUNTRY WITH A MOVE OF YOUR ARM! YOU SLEW THOUSANDS OF DRAGONS!! YOU OBTAINED THE LONGINUS!!! YOU MASTERED ALL THE ELEMENTS!! YOU CAN FUCKING TELEPORT!! YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU WANT! YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL GIRLFRIEND AND TONS OF GIRLS ARE OVER YOU!! ALSO BESIDES YOUR GIRLFRIEND YOU HAVE OTHER GIRLS LUSTING OVER YOU! MOTHERFUCKER! YOU ARE THE BEST! THE BEST GRADES! THE BEST IN TRAININGS OBVIOUSLY!! THE BEST!! BEST BEST BEST BEEEEEEEEEEEEST!!! I CAN’T STAND YOUUUU!!!!! BIIITCH!!! IS…. IS…. I….”
Then… Out of nothing he started to cry…. Alan cleaned his tears with the towel.
“I…. I’m… I’m no one. I’m just another [Participant]. You… A-As I said…. Y-You are the best. I’m nobody. You can do eveything you want. Have everything you desire… You have everything. I have nothing. We… At the beginning, we were so simmilar. The same age, sisters of the same age…. Habilities, strenght, psique…. Almost everything. We…. WE WERE RIVALS! And now… I’m just the idiot that you once knew…” He said dejectedly.
“…….. Haaa….. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
He shouted as they teleported back to the sea.
“AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!! SHITTEEEEEERRRR!!!!” Shouted Alan as he fell again towards the sea.
Then Engel decided to have a little refresment too.
He jumped to the sea.
As they both were sweiming they started to talk.
“Shitter why did you do it?!” Shouted Alan
“Because you’re an idiot. A total idiot! A walking crap! A walnut, a cunt as Lene would say! Why the fuck are you comparing yourself with me?! I am me! You are you! There’s no need to do that!! We are still rivals! I know that… I know that I became something inhuman but that doesn’t stop you to become strong by your own means! You can say that I cheated, that I used a shortcut, that I am a crap, but…. That’s how life let me walk it’s path. I had hardships too. Slay dragons is not easy man! There are other things too… But, that’s how I live! You should live your life, go fordward and become strong. Evolve, grow… Be yourself! You are not me! Don’t try to be someone else! Walk your own path!……. Be… Be a rival worth of me Alan.”
Said Engel as Alan shed tears again.
He knew. He knew that and now having one of the best friends he has ever had hurted the most… He did not even listened to his sister, that’s because he needd to hear it from the one most involved in it.
They both teleported back to Alan’s room.
“I…. I’ll become a rival you’ll be proud of.” Said Alan as he stood up and said “Sorry” to his sister and Lene too.
She grew up in China, but her family and herself are from England;
She had spent all her life in China… But once she visited Sweden.
Then she met someone who changed her life.
Let’s go some years in the past.
The little girl known as Brookelle Archer was nothing more than the shadow of what she is now.
Brookelle was a little girl with a pink frilly dress and had a teddy bear with her. It was a panda.
She was wandering in the city their parents were visiting the place and then the little Brookelle suddenly got lost.
Crying, she was walking aimlessly and then she passed near a park.
“Hahahahaha! Take this dimwit!”
“Nyahahaha! Take it! Take It!”
“Wahahahaha! That’s cuz yu’re a dimwit!”
Three older kids were harrassing a little kid.
She saw that and from afar stared at the children.
“We’r finishd! Lets go!” Shouted the one who seemed to be the leader.
It seemed that htey had throwm some “dirty” things and punched him.
She then forgot her wandering and then looked at the kid in the ground.
He had long black hair and it seemed he also had black hair.
“Ohh those bullies… SOME DAY THEY’LL PAY!!!” Shouted the kid. It seemed that he was in so much high spirits.
The girl had also passed by that, but she had never acted like that.
“Well, it’s better if I go bath now. Sis’ may be angry afterwards.” Said the black-haired kid.
(Wha-wha-wha….. WHAT DID I DOOO???!)
Shouted in her mind. She didn’t knew why she did that.
Was it an impulse?
Was it a trick of her mind?
Was it self interest?
Or what if it was destiny that played a trick to the little girl?
Definitely; It was destiny.
“Who-Who are you?”
Asked the little boy. He ran towards the girl forgetting he had poop all over him.
Exclaimed the girl after saying it wrong a couple of times.
“A-Are you okay?” Asked the girl.
“Yup. I think I smell a little but its okay”
“R-Right” Said the girl while giving some steps back due to the odor.
“So, you wanna something?” Asked the black haired boy.
“No… Only want to know why are you so lively” Asked the little Brookelle.
“Mmm? Why not?” Said the kid.
“They were bully you!” Said the little Brookelle.
“Yup! And?!” Said the black haired boy.
“You were not afarid? They are older!” Shouted the girl, like trying to convince him of something.
“Yup. They beat me up always but one day they’ll pay!!” Said the kid in high spirits while rising his fist.
“What?! You trying to beat them up?!” Added Brookelle.
“Yeah! I am thinking to be stronger! I will be STRONGEEER!!” Shouted the kid again.
“You will be stronger? To beat them up?” Asked the girl
It seemed that the conversation was a pretty weird one for a pair of kids.
(I-It is the same as me! But he wants to be stronger….) Thought the little girl.
“Yup!!! I will grow strong and tall and handsome and be the best!!” Shouted the black haired little boy.
“Y-You see…. I am bullied too.” Said Brookelle suddenly.
“Really?! And what you do?” Asked the litthe boy.
“No-Nothing. I always cry and let them bully me….” She added.
“What?! Why do you do that?! Fight back!! I do… try…. sometimes…” Said the boy while reminiscing how he was being beaten up a while ago.
“So… I must fight back?” Asked the girl.
“YEAH! Be strong and fight back!” Shouted the black haired boy.
“You’ll surely be cool when you beat them up!” He added.
The girl slightly blushed and then resolved herself.
(I-I will become strong!!) She said in her mind and making a double fist pose.
After that, they spent the time in idle chat. Talking about this and that. Things kids talk. Toys, games, etc.
“Engel! Where are you?!”
A shout could be heard in the distance.
“OH! That’s sis. I must go.” Siad the kid as he stood up from a bench they both were sit.
“See you around!” Said the kid as he just left.
“Wa-Wait!” Shouted the little girl.
“Mmm?” The black haired boy turned around.
“Wha-What’s your name!!!??” Shouted Brookelle suddenly.
“Engel! Engel Falsch!!!” Replied the black haired little boy as he ran towards a black haired, ponytailed girl.
He widely waved his arm to say goodbye.
She did the same.
And the next day Brookelle Archer left the town.
“I will never forget him. Engel Falsch….” Said the litthe girl while in the plane, trasuring the memory of the black-haired boy for her whole life.
(I hope I can see him again, and see how strong he will be.) Thought Brookelle as she prepared herself to take a nap.