Don't Be a StrangerDon't Be a Stranger
Sitting in the front row of a funeral service in a church that you've never been too can be a very difficult and traumatic couple of hours. Especially when the person is extremely important to the one you love the most, but they are a stranger to you.
Less than two years ago my girlfriend's father died; I didn't know him. Even though I didn't know him, he knew me, as any father would with the boy who dates his baby girl for the last seven years. In the seven years leading up to his death I had never spoke to him, I was afraid of him. In seven years I never shook his hand, never shared a conversation, I never even stayed in the same room as him for more than a brief moment. Like I said before I didn't know him, but he knew me.
While sitting just a few feet from his lifeless body I couldn't let myself become emotional, for his daughter, for his wife, for everyone. I was being strong and I didn't want to be. Never before had something been so messed up as a seven year
Chapter 9The Strongest Town
Just as Seth said the night before the group is woken up by Seth before the sun can even be seen coming over the horizon. Seth is already ready to go as he packed up before waking everyone else up.
Rain crawls out of the tent an obvious distaste for this idea written across her face, "It was easy to be fired up about this last night." Seth bends down and kisses her on the lips and then walks away, "Geeze, he hardly sleeps and now he is waking up before the sun rises...."
Airo using his amazing speed packs up the tent around Hina leaving her sitting in an empty shell of a tent. Within twenty minutes everyone is up and Seth leads the group on. Though his attitude and actions show a very determined person on the inside he knows that as he is if they get attacked he'd be completely useless without his runes.
At least Rain knows now maybe she can figure something out
A few hours into the journey Seth begins to remember the surrounds and actually becomes exited, "You guys
Chapter 8The Greater Good
Saito opens his eyes and sits up, "LOUISE!!!!?" His heart begins to race so fast that it feels like its going to burst as he franticly looks around the room, "LOUISE!!!!?" The room offers no solace nothing that can offer any guidance for Saito, "No............NO...........AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!"
The sound of a door slamming shocks everyone downstairs almost as much as the painful, heart wrenching screams. Saito fumbles down the steps his legs still weak.
Seth gets up and meets him at the bottom of the steps, "Saito what are you doing?"
Saito shoves his way past Seth, "I'm going to go get Louise," Saito reaches the door and before he opens it he stops and turns around, no one is following behind him, "What are you doing, we need to save Louise!" No one can look up at his face they all keep their eyes to the ground, "No one is coming with me?"
Saito turns back around and takes hold of the door handle, "WAIT!" Seth calls out and walks over to him.
Saito turns around and l
Chapter 7On the way
After some discussion the Holy Knights decide it best to leave early in the morning so that they don't have to worry about sneaking away in the middle of class for Louise and Tabitha. As Saito and Louise reached the norther wall of the academy the rest of the group is waiting.
"Sorry we are a little late," Saito scratches at the back of his head and chuckles a little while Louise's face turns an shade of red.
The others find the situation weird enough already and decide to start walking towards Germania.
Saito walks ahead of Louise to catch up with Seth who is a the head of the group, "Hey, are you sure that after what happened to you guys we should be leaving, are you all okay."
Seth smiles and nods while a "no problem" is shouted from behind them, "See we are all just fine, that old man sure is handy with the healing magic."
Saito smiles and nods, then drops back so that he is with Louise who is still not making eye contact with him.
As the group reaches the top of the fir
Chapter 6The Book
The group decides its best to wait until night again to leave and also to let Zion and Tabitha have a day to themselves since they had become married. As Seth is packing up his tent he notices that Tabitha must've snuck the two items from the library into his pack because there they are, standing out against his supplies and clothing from earth and his new life, a leather book and a wand with a closed fist holding it.
I really need to check these things out, they have to be important since Griffin went to the trouble of stealing that sword that was with these two things.
The wand seems to not peak his interest in the least but the book, that book, just sitting in his pack not a sign a use, no designs or words of any kind, just a simple leather cover.
He picks up the book, everything around him seems to small comparied to this book, nothing but what is inside this book matters to him, how could it?
As if someone had put a soft hand to his cheek he feels, comfort. The longer he
Chapter 5Foresight, Hindsight, and a New Life Together
The sky has been dark ever since they entered the land of Germania its grown increasingly difficult to even tell what time of day it is. None of that seems to matter as they are facing an army that out numbers them one hundred to four. Though the group has four others it is already quite obvious that they will be of little help again such overwhelming numbers.
Saito turns to Louise, who still hasn't woke up, "Take care of her Tabitha." Tabitha nods and turns back to the supply cart that they have been using. Tabitha returns with a pouch.
"Saito, its dragons breath, just throw the pouch."
He nods in understanding though he is obviously skepticle of something in a small leather pouch being any use at all.
Seth removes the sleeve from over his left arm letting his rune show and pulls on a pair of fingerless leather gloves, "Airo, Zion, you guys ready?" They both nod and Seth turns back to Rain. The silence shared between them holds more emotio
chapter 4Answers in the Library
Seth wakes up in the middle of the night not entirely sure what day it is. As he sits up he carefully moves Rain's arm that was resting across his chest. Before he gets up he tests how well his arm is and is very pleased to see Zion's magic had completely healed him in a very short time. He stands up and throws a light coat on from inside his backpack.
"Geeze why did Saito and Louise have to get summoned by the queen........"
The camp is dead except for the sound of crickets and the cracking of the dying embers in the fire.
I guess now would be as good a time as any
Seth starts walking towards the academy as he passes by the great walls that protect the outer grounds he he finds himself face to face with a large sky dragon.
He dragon takes a sudden interest in him as he quietly tries to get the great beast back to sleep. He slowly starts to back away from the dragon, "Easy, I'm not here to do anything bad just go back to sleep." To his great surprise the dragon s