Random story rumble days.
Magic is the driving force of the world, crystals power equipment and computers, mirrors modern day but slightly less devleoped, humans have internal mana pools allowing them to use spells via chants and abilities through force of will.
Most who attend magic collage are researchers, doctors/medics and various types of warriors.
Magic can be learned be after the last Great War magic energies clashed and enveloped the world most people born after it develop super abilities that use their internal mana pool.
“SLACKER” (nickname the slacker or MR.slacker, disliked nickname old man)
200 years after the Great War the MC is born at the age of 7 he developed powers of shape shifting black flames that destroy anything they touch and white protective healing flames, these are not normal flames but flames of the soul itself, nicknamed twin dragon flames.
Due to the difficulty of using those powers it was decided that he should not learn to use them. A year later terrorists attacked the town and he was caught in the fire fight near the partially destroyed grocery store.
In an instant time slowed and he feel the dark evil emotions of the terrorists the fear and pride of the police and the terror of the hurt children and parents behind him. His left hand lit up with black flames as his right hand lit up with white flames. He tried to think of a way to help but caught up in everything a simple thought crossed his mind with one hand crush evil with the other hand protect people. He stood with his left hand stretched out to the terrorists and his right hand stretched out to the toward the damaged grocery store. In that instant many black flames snaked out and engulfed the most of the terrorists living dead or otherwise as white flames engulfed the whole block and slowly rained down like snow putting out the black flames and healing most people in the area. The stress made him pass out and cracked his soul.
He woke up in the hospital a few days later separated from his body in spirit form he tried to recall what happened but his mind was fuzzy after he was done crying from shock of seeing himself in a hospital. He wondered around a bit the world was quiet and made up of gray and white world where everything had an odd red/green/blue hue around it. He could interact with inanimate objects and plants but living things like humans and animals where pixelated and somewhat blurry though every now and then he could hear people off in the distance. Wondering around for a few days he noticed that people change cloths and locations every few hours and day and night change every 2 days, time keeping devices seemed to work fine. Slowly he wandered greater distances from his body he soon learned his powers were very faint as if they were gone. After a few days he started to prepare to explore the outside world but noticed that he does not get hungry or tired. A few days of explore and looking up girls skirts he wandered into the magic collage library he accidently activated a magic book which put some information in his head which spooked him after he calmed down he found out some books have a mental link to put information into the readers head unfortunately most of the information went over his head but he found a link book about the library. After activating the AI librarian he began to ask questions regarding magic studies the system had a few errors and scanned the child as a professor. A lot of the low level books he needed were across town in book stores. He spent his time learning, training his soul body with various martial arts, reading and gathering information not to mention heavily abusing probability engines to try and grasp what he could do to fix himself. Slowly time passed but he did not age he sometimes visited his body and it seemed nothing had changed. After a long time he figured out what kind of powers he had and how to fix his damaged soul but it meant he had to re forge not only his soul but powers as well.
He remained in a comma for nearly 2 years but time in the broken spirit world was nearly 200 years. After a few weeks of rehabilitation he found he had enough mana to cast a spell on himself he sealed away his memoires from the spirit world as well as his soul flames. He returned to being a normal shy kid until his 17th birth day when memoires started to slowly creep back into his mind. At the age 25 he’s a failing student at the Magic collage, but due to him having a larger than average mana pool they kept him on for 4 years, he is mostly known for being a slacker and weirdo. His researched the world he lived in so long, it seems to be in between dimensions, it was called the colorless world.
Slacker Powers and abilities
He did not let that time go to waste over the years he studied many types of magic and refined his knowledge under the nose of the teachers and students. He managed to adjust his soul enough to use magic more efficiently. He manages to re forge his dark based powers to make lay the ground work for his light based powers. His dark based powers are sealed up tight since he has not finalized the soul configuration but he’s able to access the abilities of the 2nd dark seal. This temporary configuration has allowed him to see people’s true nature and their auras and sometimes converse with their soul or conscious, it’s annoying because he likes to help others but hates fooling with people so he ignores it as much as he can but he can also plant positive subliminal messages without people realizing it so he can help without dealing with people most of the time.
His dark powers are locked in his left forearm dark chains and a separating staff/scythe, there are 5 levels he does not know the full extent of the fifth seal but it’s pretty bad. His dark powers run off negative emotions such as suffering, desire, lust and hate.
The fourth seal is pure madness mode that’s enveloped in darkness and life absorbing energies with an insane level of speed and strength.
The third seal is a partial madness mode he can still control himself if it’s a short fight it grants more speed and strength than the third seal. He can also fully release the true scythe blade, alter souls and can fully use absorption and osmosis at will along the dark chains. Invoking a chant can focus all of his power on a few targets primarily devouring/removing what he does not like. Releasing the third seal means sacrificing his left arm when the battle is over it will induce incrusting levels of phantom pain over a few hours the dark chain will automatically build an arm out of chain then cover it with bandages then over time it will slowly build a new arm of flesh for it to inhabit.
The second seal is a super powered mode it grants average super speed and strength that runs mainly off suffering since the chains constrict his left forearm and naw into his flesh and bones all the time.
The first seal is a light powered mode that allows him to control a higher number of stronger dark chain, offers marginal super speed and strength but fully activates the dark chainmail under his skin.
There is a thin fine lawyer of dark chainmail under his skin at all times, it only has 2 modes inactive and active, in inactive mode it’s not much better than modern body armor, when its activated its nearly imposable to get past but bruising of internal organs and bone fractures are possible.
His dark powers also constantly heal him but the worse the injury is the faster it heals so it’s randomly effective.
His other abilities are testing his powers by putting into a magic gem, he can create a slightly less powerful facsimile and do real world testing, these gems take a while to make. He also uses magical drones he calls minions, a facsimile of a simple spirit creature capable of various respective tasks they are round, misty/hazy and float. They are mostly clueless and clumsy outside of simple jobs at one time they could speak but after a couple dozen started to banter and argue in groups of 2 or 3 at a time he forced them to be silent. They can communicate with other non-minions using writing on card board signs and mini computer screen.
Light based powers are through a device called the sword of light. It’s made up of a powerful energy core, a hilt, a blade that’s good at disturbing energy and a sheath, most of the time it’s bandaged because when its fully activated it slowly drains all the energy in the core then in his mana pools. Even when not activated he can use some of its power, he uses a power doubling technique to expand his mana pool and go into a super powered fighting state. The bandaged sword can still thinly cut, shoot and bash things so he does not have to use the blade much at all.
Man characters; Rinne “Rin” Tachibana (nick name Ice queen, hated nick name blizzard woman)
Age 18, Average height, small body build, medium breasts, long black hair, green eyes. Generally wears kimono’s is quite but decisive and intelligent and tends to only talk when she must. She’s the only child of the Tachibana Clan of demon slayers, they pass down a summonable spirit blade ,Crimson Tsubaki, all of those who inherited the blade become part of it when they pass on however the original user was female and the spirit of the sword sometimes takes human form of which is made out of all the past female personalities which tends to appear as a floating short girl with her hair in a bun in a yukata she holds a paper parasol/umbrella and a lot of grudges thus her personality is warped, she is called Lady Tsubaki and hates being called an old lady. Her family is mostly conservative and traditionalistic. Her abilities revolve around speed, paper talismans and swordsmanship that’s enhanced with ice magic. Besides swordsmanship and combat training she’s in the top 5 in Kendo on campus. She lives at the schools female dorms, and is thankful to get away from her family.
At the collage she studies a broad range of subjects but spends a good amount of time in matches and fighting other ability users to gain experience and compete in tournaments. She’s the collages number one beauty and is bothered by alot of male students either asking her out or asking for a mock match. With the collages permission she is able to use her spirit blade in high level matches.
Her father is over protective, her mother is a bit silly/aloof but also spends a lot of time managing the house hold of which she dose perfectly, her grandfather loves mischief.
Man characters; Lisa Redmore (nickname red wings, hated nickname Redwood, because she’s taller than most girls and she likes high places)
Age 20, Just a tiny bit taller than Rinne with a more muscular build, smaller breasts, short red hair. She’s a tomboy who is much as an athlete as a fighter. She has very bad temper and is very competitive which always gets her in fights. She’s in the top 5 of the campus’s beauty rankings. She lived with her brother for a long while and now living in a cheap apartment in town. Mother died when they were young, father is an abusive alcoholic.
Her powers are fundamentally wind based, she covers herself in green enhanced wind particles which give her great strength, speed and defensive abilities her favorite attacks are jumps and kicks. She’s uses many different martial art styles that focus on speed and chain hits.
She is constantly harassed by a large muscular male named Hiro Strome(his nick name is hero storm but most call him Brute), he’s not a bad guy just hopelessly annoying to the girl of his dreams, his power is strength based and can change his body into very hard bio metals, he is the leader of a one of the much lesser group/gangs on campus. Generally they are harmless but they can be very annoying.
One day after he creates the basic form of the dark seals he gets tired of his solitude and wanders the campus more and more, he seen a fight between Lisa Redmore and Hiro Strome but this one is a bit different, she’s given him an ultimatum if he wins she will marry him if he loses he no longer bothers her. He made a comment to those that gathered around that if anyone wanted to fight over her now’s the time. Hiro turns around and charge up his magical energies that rip his shirt apart leaving him shirtless.
As they fight something seems off so he watches the fight as the crowd gathers around and yells no one notices that Hiro has gone into an automated rage mode which amplifies his speed, strength and defense. After a couple minutes fighting and tossing random verbal assaults Lisa realizes she’s losing the fight which starts to effect willpower thus lowering her abilities, she is then knocked to the ground. During this time he talks with Hiro’s shadow which represents his conscious mind. He is very flustered mainly because this is not how he wanted to fight her but he’s winning so he’s kind of happy.
But the slacker then says
“So you are happy to break her and force her into submission? “
This forces Hiro to realize his mistake but he cannot control himself and he starts crying both in mind and on his face he lunges at Lisa. Her mind flashes her life before her eyes with a few extra images and her being the Brutes wife which makes her want to cry and give up, as she yells some one save me in her head. The Slacker quickly steps in between Hiro and Lisa and uses Aikido to spin and knock Hiro off balance which knocks him back a few feet, his friends try and hold him down he seems to calm down a bit. Lisa glares at the Slacker who turns around and tells Lisa with an evil grin
“I swear you should know males are dumb enough to make themselves stronger sometimes merely by chasseing something shiny. But I wonder what will you give me for saving you?”
Lisa gets flustered and gets up off the ground and starts yelling at the Slacker who ignores her. Hiro stands up and starts walking toward them. The Slacker ignoring Lisa walks toward Hiro who’s still lost in rage mode. The Slacker glares yells.
Hiro senses something in the Slacker and starts back pedal a few steps then snaps charging up magical energies he’s transforming into a stronger bio metal. The Slacker starts talking to himself.
“Ah crap all I have available are a few minions, acouple emergency barrier gems and the first and second dark seal. Tcchh….. I guess I will go with second seal and use barrier gem set to mana dispersion chaff mode that should blind most people here.”
The slacker runs towards Hiro who tries to punch him but the Slacker doges his Punch and lands both palms on Hiros chest the chaff barrier explodes turning some of Hiros mana into a thick particle mist around them. With his other palm he whispers second seal release and Hiro is wrapped in dark chain that crush him and zap his strength, it’s barely enough to knock him out as Hiro falls to the ground his magic energies disperse causing a great gust that blows away the particle mist reveling the Slacker whose left sleeve is dripping blood, standing over Hiro who is fast asleep snoring on the floor.
The Slacker *sighs* and walks off as the crowd already bored starts walking away. Lisa checks Hiro who seems to only have a few bruises on him. She scowls at his friends to not let him near her for acouple months then runs after the Slacker.
He’s walking off with a slight limp dripping a bit of blood from his left arm.She runs up near him out of breath and yells.
“Where do you think you are going? “
The Slacker stops an says while facing away from her..
“ Oh? I thought I was done, since I now have a lovely headache I thought I might go and crawl under a rock. What want to join me?”
She almost loses it but clams herself down and asks.
The slacker says
“I suppose I could answer that but first, the reward.”
Lisa’s face turns red.
The Slacker then turns and smiles.
“About the only thing I could offer you of any worth is a date to the steak house in town. But even that would be asking too much.”
Lisa remains confused and the Slacker continues. “I do not need a reason to be kind but I guess I am the only one here who thinks that. Besides once he lost himself to foolish rage the match was over with no winner or loser. I merely ensured the wellbeing of the fighters who tried to give it their all. ”
He pauses for a moment.
“Yes, yes, let’s go with that.”
The Slacker starts to walk off. Lisa starts fume and says that does not answer anything.
The slacker sighs and glares at her which makes her jump back a bit. He sighs again and says.
“You really should not bet your life or your body , honor is great and all but it’s not everything. Besides you are worth so much more than being a middle tier fighter or beautiful woman…. A Soul which shines upon the glimmering darkness should strive to shine brighter.”
He walks away while saying.
“Happiness, kindness, warmth these are things that we need to fend off the seas sorrow.”
She stands there pondering his words then starts getting mad because nothing is making scene.
“That’s it I am going back to my room, uhg another outfit torn up….oh crap do I have food in the fridge?”
End story point 1
Rinne “Rin” Tachibana
Many seek the Ice Queens attention, she puts up with a small group of “friends” they are highly intelligent and capable people but one could hardly call them friends. But they keep some of the riff raff away. She’s more focused on her studies and combat training than much else so she can be silly and out of touch when dealing with some modern things.
The Slacker secretly wondered into Kendo class again in full Kendo gear, when he first did so he instantly hated it since there were to many rules to follow but he loved freestyle so he seeks in now and then, the Kendo club is broken into Super, Male and Female divisions, the Male and Female divisions are subdivide into 4 levels and Super into 3 divisions based on the ability of the user. The highly intelligence and multi-talented vice-captain of the male division knows he randomly sneaks into different level events but he manages to surprise the vice-captain half with his abilities and half with his lack of abilities so he ignores him. Today they are doing traditional Kendo which has a few of the males and the Slacker bored so they sit and watch the females on the other side of the large training room. Rinne is acting as Captain and bossing them around, while she might be harsher than the female’s captain they are learning things quickly from her and generally do not mind her strict nature. She loves traditional Kendo as it’s very organized and straight forward but she has been enjoying free style a lot lately.
The male’s that are sitting and watching point over to the corner of the room where a few guys with laptops and scanners are cataloging data about Rinne, before they started they asked if they could their intent is come up with a strategy to beat her in free style since she did not see the harm in it she let them be as long as they could try and provide a program to better gauge the capability of any kendo or melee fighter than the collages current system , the leader of the “kendo science team” is an ex low level kendo student who like half the school is memorized by Rinne The Slacker looks over to them and sees a dark cloud around them and sighs. He’s starting to feel they really are up to no good but then again jealousy and other petty emotions can darken the auras around people. He sighs and he starts to feel a headache coming on then decides to leave but then in walks the leader of the kendo science team.
The Slacker says lowly.
“Oh great another one..”
The leader glares at the Slacker with a dark glare then moves on to Rinne then he says.
”They have finished making a plan to beat her in free style. And then asks when they may have a match. Rinne says right now if the female Kendo captain allows it. Since it’s a slow day.”
Rinne looks at the female captain who nods back at her.
The leader then says
“Very well then, accept this contract scroll. If you can beat me then not only will it be invalid you will truly be untoucable by all but the 5 highest class warriors in this collage. “
Then he hands her a contract scroll, Rinne looks it over, it basically makes her his wife, as long as it does not interfere directly with her combat training. The slacker gazes into their shadowy auras and sighs. She says nothing and puts the scroll in a chest pocket. She then readies her sword.
The slacker takes his helmet off which surprises half the room especially the male division captain and says .
“I swear every one of you…. So you are saying your body is worth a bet with that? “
The leader says .
“I am here you know… you are ignoring me aren’t you.”
The Slacker continues while ignoring him.
“It’s the same as betting your soul, are you willing to allow your soul to go dull over a stupid bet, what good dose honor do you with a hollow soul?”
Rinne starts to get angry her eyes light up and the Slacker says.
“Finally… those are the eyes of someone living, then again I am one to talk.”
Talking to himself the slacker says.
“Oh crap all I got is a barrier gem left….I’m need some something more to quickly limp away from this.”
The temperature of the area drops and a snowflakes dance around Rinne and most people start running.
The leader who is behind the Slacker says
“Hey… I’m still here you know….”
“Rinne slashes out with her wooden sword as compressed ice blade covered in snowflakes slices through the air toward the Slacker “
He quickly jumps back and says.
“You wanted her here have some icey love.”
As he holds the leader in front of him the leader just notices the ice blade coming to him.
The slacker tosses out his last barrier gem and both go flying across the room out a window Rinne catches a glance of the Slackers laughing face.
Rinne yells while pointing at the window with her wooden sword. And says in a rare loud voice.
“Go GET THEM!!”
The barrier gem was set to bounce mode and barely lasted long enough to protect them from both Rinnes attack and the landing.
He can’t resist poking the leader in the head with his wooden sword and say
“Hey… dear leader…are you living..?”
The slacker chuckles to himself and uses some dark chain inline skates to quickly leave the area just before people from the kendo classes show up.
Rinne was not to happy, even less so when the jealous members of the soon to be disbanded kendo science team found and gave her the notes the leader had made of the things he would do to her.
She glared at the leader as he woke up and noticed his notes. The terror left in his soul from her gaze will never be forgotten. But she is angrier with the slacker who ran off.
The next day with the help of the female kendo division managed to corner the Slacker in the cafeteria at launch time the next day. Rinne glares at him.
The slacker says.
“I am not sharing go and get your own discounted meal…but I doubt there are any left… “
Some of the kendo girls yells at him
“You bastard treat her with more respect. “
The Slacker replies
“Respect is given when respect is given, being glared at while eating is a bad as being drooled over by the boys here.”
Some of the boys overheard that and yell.
“Hey you want to start a fight! “
Rinne pulls out a chair and sits down and says
“My apologies “
The girls are a bit annoyed but she gives them a quick look and they quite down.
“But you are worst are you not, it seems everyone hates you.”
The slacker replies
“They hate me because they do not know me, ignorance breeds both contempt and inflates one ego. So princess what can I do for you?”
The girls start flaring up over the princess comment but Rinne holds her hand out.
“Oh… So you make them dislike you so they will not come to know you.”
The slacker sighs again then smiles and says
“Awww.. I been found out. But really what can I do for you so that you and your entourage will leave? “
“There is this matter of a debt owed.”
The slacker sigh and says
Rinne clinches her fist and says
“Frankly the only thing I could offer you is somewhat decent dual, but right now I am in no shape for it.”
The girls start to get mad again and the Slacker looks at them and winks and says
“Round is a shape is it not.”
They are put off by his expression and they lose the will to argue for the moment.
Rinne looks puzzled.
The slacker says
“You do not seem to understand so I will tell you, a one sided wish begs nothing but sorrow. So I try for a middle ground if I cannot avoid it completely. I am the strange type who dislikes people and the world thus is unmotivated. But my main attribute other my girth is kindness so I randomly act on things I can not stand. I’m sorry to say you’ll have to take a rain check for now. “
The slacker gets up and picks up his tray.
“So now then if you do not mind I wish to maintain my solitude for as long as I can and eat alone.”
Rinne nods then waves her hand at the kendo girls who disperse and glare at the slacker who walks off to the other side of the cafeteria. She recalled a conversation she had with the male division vice captain.
“He is interesting that one, I get the feeling his awkwardness is mostly for show, a few times I have seen him back upper level students down with a mere look. No matter how he tries to hide or run he cannot run away from himself I guess that is the fate of those who carry twin dragons.”
Rinne investigates the Slacker past and current status, while the collage labels him as a low to mid-tier device user he has been seen in and around strange occurrences. Then there is the matter of his childhood. Rinne finally decides to deal with him and starts to harass him every chance she gets for a upper tier mock battle. After a day even he realizes she will not give up.
Upon the battle stage everything is broadcasted and recorded and clearly seen and heard by the audience..
“Uhg…. This is annoying now I know how the top ranked beauties feel, I know I am hottie and you want to get in my pants but can’t you just leave me alone Miss Stalker?”
Rinne smiles and draws her sword
“Your words do you a disservice, you cannot deflect and distract me from the truth. I merely wish to gauge your power, it will be interesting to see the flames of a dragon. “
“Oh? I been found out again….. “
The sighs and says
“This is annoying…. I am sorry to disappoint you but I no longer wield those flames. I went through so much trouble to re forge my soul and powers without many noticing, I just barely finished laying the foundation for them.”
“Oh? So you say you do have power? “
The slacker says.
“Perhaps, but even if I do why are so you concerned? There are many strong ones here.”
“Perhaps so but none are very interesting if anything they are predictable which makes them kind of boring. I want you to fight you at the best of you capabilities.”
The Slacker says
“Is that so? No wonder you look bored most of the time… So basically you merely wish to fight the strong ones and bring prestige and honor to your family? Very nice, very nice indeed even if you merely wish to warm your soul in the heat of battle there is not much I can say to dissuade you. So let me confirm you will not back down?”
“Then we. “
The Slacker says.
“Wait a moment…. “
The Slacker sighs and says
“Unfortunately the best of my capabilities is rather limited right now, and I do mean that truthfully, most of my abilities are locked away and even if I finalize my systems, in this situation most are still not worth me dying over them, even so you will not back down?”
Rinne sheaths her sword and says.
The Slacker says.
“That does not mean I won’t fight you it’s just it will be to the best of my current capabilities once the finalization process is done. However I do have a request. “
The Slacker says.
“I will have you take full responsibility, whatever happens even if blood sweat or tears or money, well mostly money…. “
“Oh my, oh my I thought you were a bit less crude than that do you want me?”
“Not really.. however this must be a soul pelage, I will take nothing less.”
Rinne is a bit shaken…
The Slacker says.
“Winning or losing is not really a concern for me, if I lose do whatever you want, if I win do what can without stressing yourself out to much over it. I’m hardly worth it. You want the best I can do right now and that’s just it, it’s all I will focus on. “
“Then let me ask you this then is it okay if I can go all out?”
Slacker gives her an evil grin.
Whats the point in it if you do not give it your all?
Rinne yells .
“Come Crimson Tsubaki “
Rinne is engulfed in flower petals and translucent violet flames, she holds a red katana with flower decals and a matching scabbard.
The Slacker sighs and then waves his hand around and says
“Minion works! “
Many small minions appear out of nowhere, he waves his hands and a keyboard shows up then many data screens show up , as he sits in the air on a cushion of minions.
“Give me a minute to unlock everything… “
The slacker types on the keyboard and waves his hand around moving from screen to screen. Rinne tries to speak and she hears a girl’s voice in her head.
“How interesting…..this one is going to be fun, maybe he will cure my endless boredom. “
Rinne is summoned to the side line her father is calling…. A opaque bubble surrounds her that hides her conversion. On a small floating screen is her Dad , Mother and Grandfather. Her father is not one bit happy. Her father says while crying.
Father is not one bit happy, you need not fool with that scruffy round ball of fluff, father is on the verge of tears.
Her mother says
“Oh why not he’s cute enough besides she can dump him anytime she wants.”
Her Grandfather is a bit drunk and yells at her father
“Fool leave her be, this one looks interesting! GO FOR IT!!!!”
She walks out of the bubble more determined than ever and gives him an agitated look.
The slacker sighs and waves his hand and the minion cushion and screens disappears leaving a few minions behind. He lands on feet then says and sighs.
“Why is it I piss every woman I meet off so much? All the locks are off, I need to be in a few barriers for a moment while invoking the third seal.”
Three layers of barriers appear around the slacker as he holds out his left arm in front of him and yells
“Third dark seal… release”
The barriers bulge and crack while massive amounts of dark energy swirls about. He yells
Chain pentagram .
Chains shoot out from the floor missing the slacker but incasing him in a basket like ball breaking one of the barriers.
An echoing voice can be heard.
“Come to me o darkness, stay madness not another day , and devour the evil before me.”
The energies stabilize. With more echoing words he says
“Within darkness there is light
Within light there is darkness
Within light is born solitude, suffering and sorrow which forms darkness
Within darkness is born kindness, life and wisdom which forms light.”
Light starts to pour out of ball of chain as it slowly disintegrates ,for a moment Rinne is captivated by the light while on one knee breathing very hard the slacker says
“Alright that went better than expected. And stop with the glaring already I’ll catch a second wind here in a second.”
He slows his breathing down for a moment it looks like he fell asleep standing up. Then raises his right hand out and yells.
“Come sword of light!”
Before his hand a katana is formed first a powerful core, that inserts itself into the hilt, a blade is created then slides into the hilt, a sheath is formed and the sword then sheaths itself he then grabs the complete sword.
Then he yells.
Bandages snake out and cover the sword then a simple paper talisman covers the place where sheath and hilt meet. He then places it over his shoulder while holding it with his right hand. Rinne distracted by the guard-less sword just now notices his clothes changed some, he is now wearing a fedora and trench coat. She is a bit dismayed. Then Lady Tsubaki giggles and says.
The slacker says with a smile.
“If you think my taste in clothes is bad then this will surprise you more, both of you better get ready.”
Rinne thinks to herself .
While Lady Tsubaki says.
“Nice, very nice!”
The slacker then says.
“Sorry for the wait, Sword of light, OVERDRIVE.”
Light energy engulfs the slacker as he moves with great speed around Rinne to give her a bit of a wakeup call, he then slowly starts to attack she parry’s all of them but he keeps going faster and faster. She then quickly forms a quick small iceberg around her to capture him but he is already out of reach. He aims his sword like a rifle with one hand and starts blowing bits of it away. She concentrates and raises her sped up and send waves of cutting force at him he parry’s one but learns it’s better to dodge them since they warp around cutting things completely. While he is dodging she says.
“ Crimson Tsubaki first dance of moonlight.”
He fires a couple shots at her but only hits after images. He says to himself
He speeds up and tries to dodge all the after images then says.
“Gah! Spatial distortion?”
Rinne is trying to plan out attacks but after 2 moves ahead she starts thinking.
“What is this, why is he so strong? How did he know that?”
She fires off small ice spikes from different directions he blocks some with his sword and shoots down the others. Lady Tsubaki says to her.
“Calmness do not over analyze, try to see where the river ends, just flow with the water.”
Rinne calms her breathing then says.
“Crimson Tsubaki second dance of moonlight.”
The slacker is barely keeping up and parrying all the blows then says.
“Tch faster? “
He notices her smiling then says
“So you like it faster eh?”
He releases a bunch of energy knocking her and her after images away from him, he then charges up some energy and yells.
He’s faster than ever.
As the after images fall she starts to worry then invokes the final moonlight dance, but it’s too late. He thinks to himself.
“Sorry ladies, I need to finish this if I pass out now you I know you will hate me for all eternity.”
He then blacks out the images he is seeing and only focuses on the souls around him he then locks onto her soul and ignores the after images dodging them one after one. He then starts hitting her with blow after blow knocking her upwards high in the air he notices a little of damage to Crimson Tsubaki. He grimaces and quickly gets below her and yells.
“Last spell , FLARE”
A great amount of heat quickly builds up and a small sun the size of basketball is formed then starts to collapses on itself. She can feel the immense forces under her and relaxes giving up and says.
“I am sorry Father…. “
Lady Tsubaki says
Hey get back here!
Then the heat suddenly disappears.
The slacker then grabs her and while carrying her in front of him as he slowly descends to the floor.
“Oops…. I forgot that’s a city or country leveling spell…. And everyone is pissed at me because it broke the damage damping system…. I am never going to hear the end of this…..”
He lands on the floor, and looks at her, and sees no real damage just exhaustion but then Lady Tsubaki appears before them.
“Oh well do not worry about that, nothing can last forever but what are you going to do about her? “
The slacker says
He then pours mana and limited healing energy into her. She wakes up and jumps out of his arms slightly embarrassed she looks at Lady Tsubaki and shakes her head.
The slacker then falls to one knee with a pained look on his face while saying.
“The soul sword, Tsubaki can be fixed, soul forging is a thing I can do, though it might be awhile before I can move. Equivalent exchange on whimsical magical systems has a horrible rate of return. “
As they look at him with a puzzled look he holds his left arm up and says.
“The price of darkness is suffering phantom pain.“
As his left arm slowly turns to dust and he reel’s in immense pain. He can barely talk but manages to say
“The.. light takes from tomorrow…. what it cannot take from today. “
He passes out twitching from relentless pain. Later they find out he told officials
“At worst the darkness will take an arm but it will grow back since it needs something to torture me with, the light is less forgiving, I’ll probably be in a comma for half a year from lack of willpower sicne I lack a good energy source to power light mode ….though otherwise no permanent damage since the form and shape of my current soul is already cracked giving me inconsistent quality in magic power and control….. Oh do not worry so much I’ve been running probabilities for years on this method it only has a 20% fail rate.”
At the hospital for a couple weeks the slacker rests in a coma.Minions appear and disappear all over the hospital keeping kids entertained and fixing and cleaning things. His arm is almost completely healed but some of the forearm and hand which have temporarily been replaced by a dark chain replica..
Hospital staff have seen him recently and Rinne and Lisa are on their way to check up on him. They arrive at his room but find he is not there, they ask the nurses and everyone starts looking for him. He’s on the gated roof in the light spring rain just staring up at the clouds and the clear blue sky beyond that peeks in between them. Lisa outside near the entrance dashes out a bit the jumps up the building to the roof for a better view as Rinne opens the roof door. They run over to him and nearly ask at the same time how he is. He looks at them and sighs and says.
“Tired, stiff, hungry. Uhg it’s going to take a month to get rid of this headache much less move well. Least I can walk…kinda.”
He sighs again then says
“Aww it’s a good thing my rent and stipend is automatic. “
Rinne then says.
“Umm… about that….”
The slacker looks and smiles at Rinne then says.
“So you already moved me into your place?”
Lisa is shocked and says
Rinne starts twiddling her fingers a bit and said.
“Yu… you said to take responsibility for it….”
Lisa still shocked says.
The slacker chuckle and says.
“Now you know I did not necessarily propose, I just wanted the medical bills covered, but whatever…”
He stands up as they both grab each arm and help him stand as he says with a sigh.
“Slowly and surely the future creeps to us…. Ah Red are you still having trouble with your father staying at your place?”
Lisa looks away and nods as he replies.
“Ah... sorry…now both of you help me back to my room I am sure the hospital is having a fit.”
The hospital is kind of overjoyed to have him leave the minions might have fixed a few thing’s but due to their clumsy action they have pissed off some of the maintenance staff. He asks Lisa to come along to go over to Rinne’s family estate.
At Rinne “Rin” Tachibana traditional Japanese estate they all meet her family.
He father glares at him while her mother smiles and her grandfather says.
“Nice fight kiddo nice fight!”
The slacker replies
“Thanks the down time is a bitch though…”
Rinne grimaces as her mother glares evilly at him while her father and grandfather look away.
The slacker is a bit intimidated then says.
“No bad or out of context words I take it?”
The mother replies.
“Ho, ho a smart boy.”
The slacker rubs his head and says
A maid comes in and informs them dinner is ready, they move to the dining hall.
Convo on grades, performance
Both bad, but randomly above average, it just depends, but I am going to have to fix that once I have a talk with the school board…
“The tricks I used were energy sorted over a few years’ time and a lot of compressing spells and formulas.”
Her father with look of interest says.
“Energy aside it would take a great amount of time to learn such things, would it not?”
“Pretty much but I kind of cheated on that abit, perhaps I will tell all one day, but at least allow me to keep some secrets for now, some scars never really fade...”
Her father says.
Slacker asks about where on the property he is staying, they say it’s the 5 bedroom guest house.
“Is that so? Then I have a request.”
Her grandfather asks.
“And what would that be?”
“I would like for Lisa to live with us. She might be rough around the edges but she’s smarter than me and has better grades.”
There’s a bit of silence.
Father is shocked speechless, grandfather is laughing and says.
“You devil I like it I like it! Ha ha ha ha !!“
Her mother glows with a dark aura.
Lisa is very flustered and slaps him around and grasps his shirt and yells.
“WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO DO!?!?!”
Rinne’s mother takes a sip of wine then says.
“That sounds great!”
Her aura vanishes as she blushes and she takes another drink.
Rinne starts mumbling to herself.
“Sigh…. Mother loves her television dramas…”
The slacker reaches out and pats Lisa and Rinne on the head.
“Neither of you really know me but both of you have a chance to unlocking my heart if you can find it, kindness is not real love it’s just a path of tolerating suffering and helping others after all. Besides I know you checked up me and all, it’s only logical you should check on the people closest to me. Other than a couple other people Lisa has had more time with me. Besides that you should know of her family situation, it would be a waste to lose a viable member of society.”
Rinne and Lisa are silent.
The slacker puts his hands down then says.
“Ah… I am doing it again… sorry I do not how to deal with people very well. I do not mean to talk down to anyone…it’s just….my perceptive of time is just a bit warped. I truly mean no harm but no matter what I do trouble follows so I just stumble along.”
A voice calls out
“Silly man you need to smile more not everything is gloomy.”
Lady Tsubaki appears before them.
Rinne’s father says.
She gives him a death glare and he locks up in fear.
Her mother says.
Rinnes grandfather yells.
And jumps to hug her. She kicks him across the room, he lands on his head and mumbles as he cries happy tears.
“I have missed you so!”
Lady Tsubaki walks over to the where grandfather was sitting and sits down.
“You are enjoying this... your heart is not that far away.”
The slacker says with a smile.
“I dislike lying so I am enjoying myself a bit.”
Both Rinne and Lisa look away as he puts an arm other both of them and says.
“But at the same time I am worrying about various outcomes. I do not mind if they grow to dislike me, I do not really mind being disliked that much, there are worse things than solitude in the living world.”
Both Rinne and Lisa look at his face then both of them hit him with their fists knocking him on his back, then get up and leave the room but wait outside the door with their backs to the wall they glare at each other for a bit.
Lady Tsubaki says.
“Silly boy you need to be more truthful with yourself.”
The slacker gets up and sits back down then says.
“Time mends its own scars I suppose. “
Lady Tsubaki squints at him a bit then says.
“Whatever, I’ll leave it that for now but what are you going to do about me?”
Rinnes father says.
“What do mean mother? “
Lady Tsubaki summons the Crimson Tsubaki. It’s cracked here and there she unsheathes it some and more cracks show on the blade itself. The room is shocked albeit for Lady Tsubaki then starts glaring at the slacker.
The slacker drinks from a newly “acquisitioned” bottle of wine then sighs and says.
“Was not excepting a soul battle to do permanent damage. I suppose rushing a bit and focusing on not hurting Rin allowed it to happen, though only happened since the sword has weakened over time..”
Lady Tsubaki says!
“Silence! I did not ask for an explanation.”
The slacker sighs again and says
“I’ll fix it, the soul form is not too far away from what my damaged soul was and the soul forging techniques I know, should do the trick. “
Lady Tsubaki emits a powerful aura and says
“And if dose not? “
The slackers aura grows extremely powerful a shadow is casted on the wall of two serpentine dragons making everyone else very uncomfortable scaring even Rinne and Lisa outside the door they peer inside as the slacker glares at Lady Tsubaki and says.
“I tire of this game of yours Lady Tsubaki, it’s within my abilities to fix it without destroying myself, but I need to recover before I can start. And if you are referring to a temporary replacement I can do that too if need be.”
Lady Tsubaki smiles and says with her hand over her mouth.
“So you can do it if you want too, interesting. I shall be watching.”
She than vanishes, Rinne and Lisa walk off, Lisa follows Rinne to the guest house and they sit in the living room trading glances at each other..
Rinne’s grandfather gets up and has an evil grin across his face then leave the room from the door opposite the one Rinne and Lisa went out of. The slacker relaxes and his aura vanishes, he crosses his arms then sighs and says.
“Sheesh every one of you….. Just do not keep your expect much…….”
The slacker then gets up and bows.
“Now if you do not mind I am tried and wish to rest.”
Rinnes mother waves her hand and maids take him to the guest house, he pauses and stairs off at the moon and sighs bows to the maids to dismiss them. Then stands watching the moon slowly move as he recalls watching it as it jump across the dark sky in the colorless world. He then starts to get cold the he walks into the guest house living room. He looks at the girls who are asleep and shakes his head. He looks around for a maid but it seems the guest house does not have any, he looks out the door and says to himself.
He shakes his head and looks in the rooms one of the futons is a large size so he brings it into the living room then goes and gets some blankets and pillows, he moves the coffee table then puts down the futon with a blanket on it then carefully puts Lisa and Rinne on the futon then covers then, he takes the three remaining blankets and sleeps on the floor behind a couch near the wall. The he sighs and gets up and walks out the door and says.
“I see you grandpa…. “
RInnes grandfather is sitting in a cherry blossom tree drinking from a wine bottle and says.
“Kind… far to kind… you’ll only make them hate you , you know…”
The slacker sighs and says.
“It’s all I know, it’s what kept me going. Though I suppose it works better on shadows and imaginary friends. Heh the colorless world forged a rather awkward weapon.”
RInnes grandfather spits out some wine and says
“You? Mmmmm colorless world I’ve heard that before….…..wait? What do you mean?”
The slacker turns and says
“Time either makes us or breaks us though for some of us it doses both…..hehehehe, forgive my ramblings young master, my clues might be lost on the drunk.”
The slacker walks back into the guest house and goes back to sleep in a safe spot behind the couch.
RInnes grandfather says to himself.
“Mmm wait young master? What is that pup rambling about….. oh well….”
He takes another swig then jumps down and dashes away quickly but runs into another tree….then another tree….. he falls to the ground thinking…
“I thought there were only 6 trees out here….”
Two maids pick him up and say.
“We’ve come to take you to bed.“
He fringes passing out and grabs their butts, they grab him by the ears and he stops and complains. They walk him to his room drop him on his bed then walk away.
3 Teachers and the collages chairman.
Walks into the meeting room with a cart with stacked papers on it 5 feet high
Research, soul forging techniques, the colorless “in-between” world, magic gem techniques
Sereii is the library computer system and calls the slacker professor or master. When asked why professor she replies.
“It was designation since entering the school for 200 years, error staring date is 3xxxx ending date is 3xxx. Error in time calculation but no error in library time usage.”
Automatous creatures like Serii have a different perspective of time and their sense’s reach beyond this world, it’s not impossible a fraction of my soul was lost to the colorless world that exists beyond the flow of time and logic. Why she calls me master I dare not think of why...
“ That is possible but does not really explain the usage time.”
“That’s fine, we will time to read over your documentation.”
The slacker says that’s fine I can barely move as is, I will be away for a few months. I will be staying at the Tachibana residence for a while, least till they throw me out.