I awoke in a
daze. "Where am I?" I thought as I looked around the unfamiliar
room. Just then, the same black-haired boy from earlier walked
into the room. "I thought you said you could take care of
yourself." He stated. Although, to my surprise, he didn't sound
the least bit smug. In fact, he seemed worried! "Thank you Mr.
Whisk--- O.k., you seriously need to tell me your name." I said.
He looked at me, perplexed, and then simply answered "My name is
Akimitsu." After He was certain I was o.k., he gave me a tour of
his hometown. It would have been great. But, since everyone
decided to gawk at me like I was an alien, it ended up being very
awkward. "Oh my,, what strange clothes." An old woman whispered.
"They're saying that she resembles Hisae-sama, but I don't
believe it. She's way too ugly." Whispered another woman. I
clenched my fists, fighting the urge to beat the women to a
bloody pulp. "Don't listen to them, they're just jealous, you're
really pretty you know." Akimitsu reassured me. Upon hearing that
compliment, my face began to redden. "By the way Akimitsu, who is
Hisae-sama?" I queried. He then began to tell me her tale.
Hisae-sama's point of view:
the town as the terrible monsters ran rampant. The streets were
flooded with people trying to escape, but it was all for naught.
Dozens of people were dying every minute and I could stand by no
longer. I grabbed my sword and left the palace, determined to
defeat the demons of the zodiac. "Hisae-onee-san, don't go! You
at least must stay safe!" My younger sister tried to convince me
to stay, but I refused. "Akari, if I truly was a good ruler, then
I would, without hesitation, sacrifice my life for this kingdom."
I stated calmly. For I knew that my fate was sealed, but I also
knew that if I was going to die, so were the demons of the
zodiac. I fought them one by one, making sure to slice through
their hearts so they wouldn't be able to regenerate. Then,
he appeared, the man who had brought those damned
creatures upon us. He still looked the same as I remembered. His
eyes were pale blue and he had pitch black hair with cat's ears
He stopped there,
an expression of sadness beginning to take place. "It was my
father who summoned the demons of the zodiac and caused
Hisae-sama to perish. That is why I've dedicated my life to
serving and protecting her. That is why I will never let anything
harm you Kaori-sama!" His expression then changed from sad to
determined, and in that instant, I realized how beautiful his
ruby eyes really were.
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