Rosario to Elf
Disclaimer: I do not own Elfen Lied, Rosario + Vampire, or any characters associated with either of the series.
Mother, Where art thou?
But regardless of their calls she continued to run further from them as she soon jumped off the path and right into the forest.
"Why?" Kaede questioned herself. "Why am I running away?" As she continued to run, her mind began to race. "I don't understand" as tears began to form. "Kohta was only trying to help. But why? Why does this hurt so much?"
But feeling muscles burning due to excessive use, her legs gave out to which she stopped at the nearest tree she could find as she sat in the fetal position against it. As Kaede sat there, she was now deep in thought about what had just happened as she quietly sat there crying.
"Why did she run?" questioned Kohta as he stood there stunned about his friend's outburst.
"It's my fault" then said Mikomi sadly. "It's because of me that she ran away".
The tanned youth looked to the elder woman as he didn't understand.
"You're still too young to comprehend this. But from Kaede's perspective . . . . I must be . . . . A very horrible person".
Kohta's face scrunched at this as he had a vague idea to why his pale friend behaved the way she did. But he didn't even want to try and assume how she was feeling. "I think I should go find her" to which he closed his eyes. For a while now every time he closed his eyes and concentrated a bit, it was like he could see everything that went on in world or at least where there was darkness. Of course he talked about it, but by his father's advice he was told to keep this fact to himself to which he didn't know why. But getting back on task, he concentrated hard and instantly he found who he was looking for. "Ms. Hikaru, will you please wait here? I'm going to go find Kaede-chan and have a talk with her".
The elder woman looked to him as she nodded to this as she didn't want to exasperate the situation. "I'm sorry I can't be a more responsible adult let alone a parent" as it was apparent she was saddened by this.
"It's OK, just please wait here while I go get her" to which Mikomi nodded as she went to go sit back down at the bench. Then turning about, Kohta ventured into the forest. As he walked, he carefully thought about what he was going to say. But in such a matter like this, he couldn't quite find the right words no matter how hard he thought about it. Finally hearing some sobbing, he stopped in front of the enormous tree.
". . . . I knew you would find me . . . . Eventually" Kaede sniffled.
Kohta walked around the tree to see his pale friend still sitting in the fetal position. But as she looked up to him with her red puffy eyes, she then scooted over to allow him to sit next to her. So taking the offer, he then took his seat. For a while the pair sat quietly with each other until Kaede broke the silence.
"Why did you do it Kohta? Why did you bring that horrible woman here?" she asked quietly as her tone sounded quite saddened while laced slightly with anger.
"Kaede-chan, that woman is your mother".
"You know what she did to me!" Kaede shouted as fresh new tears formed. "I was abandoned! Abandoned to such a horrible place! How am I supposed to feel about such a thing? How do you expect me to feel about that horrible person?"
"Please calm down . . . ."
"I just don't understand" as she buried her face in her knees. Kaede then gave a slight pause before continuing again. "While at the orphanage . . . . Most of the children there would have been happy to have the chance to meet their parents. But inside me . . . . All I could feel was resentment. Resentment for all the terrible things I had to endure all because of them. Resentment towards this horrible world that didn't want me. Resentment . . . . That I was ever born . . . ."
"Kaede-chan . . . ."
"How am I suppose to feel Kohta" as she looked to the youth with red teary eyes. "This is just . . . . too cruel . . . ." to which she then lunged at him embracing the boy in a hug as she began hiccupping at how painful this all was. As she held him, her tears began to soak into the youth's shirt.
Kohta frowned at this as he could feel Kaede's heart breaking again. But in a case like this he didn't really know what the right thing to say was. He was still a child after all. So what could he possibly say or do to make his friend feel better. But still feeling Kaede trembling in his arms, "I just have to do the best I can". So rubbing her back to calm her down he began to speak. "But she came for you didn't she?"
"So . . . ."
"It means she cared. She cared enough that she came back for you".
"But I was abandoned . . . ." Kaede snorted while rubbing her eyes trying to keep herself calm enough to talk.
"But her being here must mean something" as he pushed Kaede back as he softly held her shoulders. "I know Ms. Hikaru must have a good reason to why everything happened the way it did". Kohta then stood up as he took Kaede's hand pulling her up. "I know Ms. Hikaru isn't a bad person. So will you at least hear her out and let her explain what happened?"
The horned girl's expression hardened at this as she averted her eyes as her lips twisted into a frown. This was something she didn't want to face. However by accordance to her friend, her 'mother' might have had a good reason for all her suffering. But then again . . . . There was a good chance she wasn't going to like what she was going to hear. At this point, she didn't want to endure any more heart ache. But looking back to Kohta, he was still waiting patiently for her to give an answer. Squeezing his shirt a bit, her grip softened as she let go now looking to Kohta's eyes. ". . . . I'll go and listen. But . . . ."
"Hmm? What is it?"
"Will you . . . . Promise that you will stay with me during this ordeal?"
Kohta blinked at this as a soft smile began to form which then started to become a chuckle until becoming a full on laughter.
"What's so funny?" Kaede then exclaimed as she was now red in fury and embarrassment.
"I'm sorry Kaede-chan. But seriously" as he returned back to his smile. "I promise that I will never leave your side. Whatever troubles you may face, I'll be there standing next to you whenever you need me".
The horned girl blushed at this as she gave a nod. "Thank you Kohta". So taking her hand, the youth escorted her back out of the forest where Ms. Hikaru was waiting for them. Upon their arrival, Mikomi immediately got up to meet them teary eyed. With her approach, Kaede bravely stepped forward to hear what she had to say.
~ Hizashi residence ~ (one week later)
"I'm going to miss you living here oneesan" said Kanae.
"It'll be a bit more lonely around here without you" then said Yuka sincerely.
Kaede could only sigh at this as she looked to the two girls. "There is no need to mope on me like this. It's not like I'm moving far away as I'll still be in the city for the duration of the summer. I just won't be living here anymore as I'll now be living with my mother when we move back to Kamakura".
"So how is your mother Kaede-chan?" asked Kohta.
The horned girl looked to him before giving a deep smile. "She is a truly wonderful person".
The tanned youth nodded to this, "good for you Kaede-chan". In the passing days, Mikomi explained to the best of her ability why Kaede was abandoned. But simply put, it was not her fault. As a baby, she was taken from her. Due to extenuating circumstances, it took these seven years to find her again. Although it was questioned if this was the truth, there was no doubt after sensing how much pain Mikomi felt for not being there for Kaede when she needed her most through the years when she was growing up.
But concerning how these events transpired, for Mikomi it was not a story she wished to share openly. Of course his father questioned her on the matter, but after a long secluded conversation he would not say either as it was something best kept quiet for now.
After several planned meetings, Kaede finally agreed to go live with Mikomi. Of course his pale friend was cynical about the entire thing at first as she was wary of 'that horrible woman'. But after the first few meetings, something incredible was born as Kaede discovered she had a secondary ability to which she shared with her mother. That ability was telepathy, a pure form of unhampered communication without secrets or lies which laid the feelings of individuals bare to each other. Upon the first link they shared with each other, Kaede knew Mikomi wasn't lying as her feelings of love were truly genuine for her. However Kaede's telepathy proved to be rather unstable as she couldn't sense things like her mother could. But with work, she was slowly beginning to understand it. Not so surprisingly, Mikomi was aware of the supernatural world when it came to magic and demons but wasn't really involved with it as she figured so long as she didn't bother them they wouldn't bother her.
"Is everything OK here?" asked Mikomi as she now stood next to her daughter.
The horned girl looked to her with a small smile. "Yes mother, I was just telling everyone what was going on".
"So are you still going to come by once in a while?" asked Mr. Hizashi as he walked in from another room as everyone then turned to look at him. "Kohta could still use a training partner because without a diclonius like you around, he's definitely going to start slacking off".
"Yes Mr. Hizashi, I'll still come around to kick him around when I can" to which everyone gave a laugh too.
Of course Kohta laughed to this as well. But concerning his father's statement, something has been troubling him as of late. His father has been investigating Kaede's origin to discover what exactly she was as the elder man discreetly asked around demon and human society. During the course of a few days and back tracing through any records he could find, everything pointed to the fact that Kaede was completely human born meaning that whatever she was, she was something new and possibly . . . . Something dangerous. However what really piqued his interest was the source of her power. Up to record, there have only existed two kinds of powers when it came to special abilities which were either spiritual or demonic in nature. But for Kaede, there appeared to have been no perceivable limit of what her vectors were capable of. But this was as far as he was able to understand from his father. Seeing there was no exact name for what she was, 'diclonius' was chosen for her.
"I'll be seeing you all tomorrow OK?" smiled Kaede as she waved her good-bye to them to which she then took Mikomi's hand as they then left together for the day.
~ Yokohama (downtown) ~ (the next day)
"So where does everyone want to go?" questioned Kohta as at this time he along with his sister, cousin, and friend were wandering around the city looking for anything fun to do.
"The park" said Kanae. "I want to go play at the gym".
"Can we go to the magical community here?" asked Yuka. "I wanted to pick up a new dowsing crystal".
Kohta then looked to his pale friend as she looked hesitant about what she wanted to say. "Kaede-chan?"
The horned girl fidgeted a bit as she continued to look to the ground. But then looking up, "there is a place I wanted to go . . . . But . . . . It can wait till later".
"Well that's fine I guess".
"No, let's go where you want to go too first" said Kanae ecstatically.
"Huh? No, it's . . . . I . . . ."
"I don't mind" then said Yuka. "Where do you want to go Kaede-san?"
"But I uhhh . . . ."
"If everyone is in agreement then let's do Kaede-chan's thing first" smiled Kohta as he took the horned girl's hand and started to drag her off.
"Wait! No! It's fine! It can wait!" But contrary to her complaints, the group eventually went where she wanted to go to which taking a short walk they arrived at the store Kaede wanted to visit.
"This place?" questioned Kohta as they now stood in front of a rather old looking antique store. "Was there something here you wanted?"
"That's not something you should concern yourself with" Kaede then said defensively while averting her eyes seeming slightly flushed.
"Was there something you wanted here Kaede-san?" asked Yuka.
"Yes . . . . No . . . . Hmmm . . . ." as Kaede began to trail off. But then scratching her head, she knew they wouldn't leave her alone until she spitted it out. So taking a deep breath, "I . . . . Kind of had my eye on that . . . ." as she pointed to a music box at the window.
Looking to the item, it appeared to be a rather old wooden box with gold plating in the front stating 'Lilium'. Then looking to his pale friend, "ahh, so Kaede-chan does like cutesy stuff like this huh?" half laughed Kohta along with Yuka and Kanae.
"That's why I didn't want you to come!" she then said defensively raising her arms.
The tanned youth blinked at this for a moment before settling into a small smile. "So do you want it?"
"Well yes, but . . . ."
"I don't have enough to buy it".
"Then I'll buy it for you then" as Kohta started to walk into the store.
"Wait! I can't ask you to do that!" But contrary to her complaints her friend took the music box as he stood in line while she stood next to him. "It's not necessary. You don't have to get it for me".
"You seem to really like it and that's good enough for me".
Kaede gave a slight blush to this to which a small smile began to form.
Kohta then held the box up as he examined it. "By the way Kaede-chan, what was it that you liked about this?"
The horned girl looked to him briefly before looking to the box as her expression then became solemn. "Along time ago, my orphanage had a field trip into the city in order to get us better acquainted with the workings of a society. But while I was there . . . ." as she bit her lip a bit while her eyes squinted slightly. "I . . . . was bullied to which I ran away". But at seeing Kohta looking to her sadly she quickly continued her story. "I ran throughout the city. As time began to pass . . . . I started to become lost and afraid as it started to become night. But then" as she looked around the store she was in. "I found myself here in front of this place, and that's when I saw this music box in the glass".
"But weren't you scared?"
"I was so scared being in the middle of the city alone at night. But when I got here, that's when I heard it. That beautiful melody that kept me company when no one was around. Without knowing it, hours quickly passed by as my caretakers found me eventually and took me back to the orphanage. But it was from that point on that whenever I wanted to feel comforted, I would sneak out to the city just to hear this song".
"But then that won't be necessary anymore" then smiled Kohta. "Because now you have us as your friends".
"Right" Kaede smiled.
Soon exiting the store, the group then decided to do Yuka's thing before finishing off the day with Kanae's visit to the park.
Just as they were about to depart, Kohta stopped in his tracks as he quickly turned back as if on the defensive.
"Is there something wrong oniisan?" asked Kanae.
". . . . No . . . . I just felt like something . . . . Bad was watching us just now".
Yuka gave a quizzical expression to this. "You're just being weird now Kohta. There is no one there, see" as the brunette looked in the direction her cousin was looking at.
"Come on" then said Kaede. "Let's get going".
Kohta looked to his group before taking a moment to look behind him again. "I guess you're right. Alright, let's get going then". As they began to walk away, the youth took one last glance behind him before looking forward again. "Hmm, I guess it was just my imagination".
However, "Interesting, for him to be able to sense us like he did there's no doubt that he is something unique". Around the shadowy corner, a group of menacing demons were watching the children as they were discussing amongst themselves their objective to which they then continued their conversation of the roof above.
"We must take him alive as that is our master's wishes".
One of the demons then gave an expression of ridicule to this as he gave a spat. "Such a thing like him can't be real. That 'thing' should only be a fairy tale".
"Silence!" then said the head demon. "It matters not what we think, only that we obey. We will take that boy alive as that is the only way he can be assimilated".
"And what of those other children?" as one of the demons licked his lips. "Can we eat them?"
"Do as you will. Their lives are of no concern to us".
The group snickered at this. "Haven't eaten a witch in a while. They are definitely the most delicious if they're rich in magic" and with that they departed as they stalked the group secretly from the shadows waiting for their opportune time to strike.
~ Yokohama (park) ~ (early evening)
"Come on Bun-kun! This way!" cheered Kanae as she ran around the jungle gym.
"Please slow down mistress. You didn't make my legs long enough" exclaimed the doll as it tried to keep up.
Now at this time, the park was more or less deserted which left the kids able to play to their hearts content without restraint or worry of humans seeing them which also meant they could play at their fullest without restraint.
"Hey Kaede-chan! Catch this!" said Kohta as he formed a rather large ball of energy as he tossed it to the horned girl.
Kaede focused her vectors as she caught it and threw it back to her friend. "You'll have to do better than that. I don't plan on losing this time".
Meanwhile Yuka decided to stand aside and watch as this was a particular magic game she preferred not to participate in as it was a bit too rough for her. Essentially she preferred the games human equivalent 'hot potato' since its version didn't have the ball blow up in their face. Of course it didn't hurt the player; it's just that she didn't like sudden surprises not to mention she was terrible at this game.
With the way the ball was being passed, it was no longer being thrown anymore but spiked back as hard as the children could hit it as the ball was nearing its limit of detonation.
"Take that!" as Kohta slammed the ball back.
"I won't lose this time!" retorted Kaede as she smacked it back.
After a few more passes the ball had reached its maximum limitation as it then exploded into a bright intense light.
". . . . I can't believe I lost that" said Kaede as the flash caused her to fall back slightly dazed as she rubbed the back of her head.
"Next time then Kaede-chan" as the youth offered his hand to her to which she took as he lifted her back up.
"Well it's getting late now" then said Yuka. "I think we should call it a day now".
"I guess" as Kaede looked to the sky as the sun was drifting over the horizon.
"Alright then" said Kohta as he then looked around a bit before looking a bit confused. "Hey . . . . Where did Kanae go?"
"What?" asked the brunette as she looked around, "but she was just right there at the gym with Bun-kun. She couldn't have gone far".
"Let's spread out and take a look" suggested Kaede. "That way we should be able to find her in no time" to which the group then broke up to look for Kanae and her doll.
As the group fanned out, minutes began to fall off the clock as everyone was getting worried about the young mediums sudden disappearance.
Then after a few more minutes, "Over here!" called Yuka to which both Kohta and Kaede ran to her call as they arrived to see a disturbing sight.
"Bun-kun, what happened?" asked the youth at seeing the deplorable state the doll was in as the bunny plushy was clearly shredded in half at the belly.
"Mistress Kanae . . . . She was taken . . . ." as doll was barely audible due to his half destroyed state.
"Who? Who took her?" Kohta then demanded as he picked the doll up.
"Still here . . . . Get help . . . . Trap . . . ."
"Trap?" However it quickly became apparent to the group of the dolls last warning as it was a moment too late. For in an instant, the group was instantly surrounded by many demons which caught the children by surprise. Then out from the shadows, one of the demons walked out with Kanae in hand gagged and daggling by a rope as she looked quite scared at what was going on.
"Let go of her!" Kohta demanded angrily as energy started to pulsate from his arms.
"I wouldn't do that" said the head demon in a rather deep and hardened voice as he raised his claws to Kanae's neck as she visibly tried to lean away from them. "Do anything and she will die right now".
At seeing a cut on his sister's neck as blood dripped out, Kohta had no choice but to power down as his fists fell to his side shaking in frustration. However, "what do you want?" as it was obvious they wanted something if they'd go this far to get their attention.
"You" the head demon simply said. "Surrender yourself to us and in return we'll let this child and the rest of your group live".
Kohta grunted at this. His options weren't good either way he looked at them. On one hand if he refused, his sister would be killed and there was a good chance his group couldn't fight their way out of this. But on the other hand if he agreed, there was no telling what was going to happen to him. When it came to demons in relation to magis, it was none too pretty. However this was his sister he was talking about so the option was obvious. ". . . . Do I have your word?"
"Of course" the demon said reassuringly. "Just come this way and the deal is set".
But at taking his first step, "don't, it's a trick" Kaede thought out frantically.
"Kaede-chan?" as Kohta paused resisting the normal habit of looking to people when talking to them.
"What do you mean?" thought out Yuka as she too was connected telepathically.
The horned girl looked grimly at this as she slowly raised her arm touching Kohta's as he soon understood what was going on.
"As soon as that boy is captured we can eat the others".
"Such tasty magi blood, I can't wait to have some".
"That little girl is mine".
The youth could feel his anger flaring at the demons deception, but maintained his cool as he began to plan amongst his friends. "We're going to take them down by force. We can do it if we work together".
"There's too many of them" then thought Yuka. "We can't possibly take them all".
"You won't, you're not a combat type Yuka. If these demons are D-class or lower than me and Kaede-chan can handle this" as his presence shifted to the horned girl. "Are you going to be OK with this?"
Kaede felt slightly intimidated at the sheer numbers she was going to face. Literally this would be her first real fight to which it was a life or death situation. Although anxious towards the situation, she could also sense Kohta's confidence in her ability to hold her own and back him up. So reaffirming her resolve, "I'm ready when you are".
"But you can't just go out guns blazing" then thought Yuka. "That should be plan B. We should at least try to escape first".
"Alright alright, here's the plan" as they then began discussing it amongst themselves.
"Your time is up" said the head demon with slight annoyance. "Now or she dies".
"I understand" then said Kohta as he began stepping forward. "Just please don't hurt her".
Slowly as the youth walked towards him, Kaede kept watch of Kohta's hand as a ball of energy slowly started to form in it as he was careful to keep it hidden from sight of their aggressors. "Just have to wait for the signal". As the ball continued to get bigger and just getting within reaching distance of Kanae, Kohta threw the ball back to which Kaede flip kicked it adding to its momentum as it flew back hitting a demon as it rebounded off him before flying forward hitting the head demon surprising him as he dropped Kanae.
Taking this opportunity, Kohta pulled his sister towards him as he quickly passed him over to Yuka who took the child medium. "Now go!" to which Yuka and Kanae jumped into Kaede's shadow teleporting themselves to safety.
"Why you!" as they were about to attack, but the ball used earlier rebounded back to them as it then exploded in a flash of light blinding the demons for that moment. As it cleared, they were all gone. "Where did they go?"
"Quickly look around! They couldn't have gone far!"
Somewhere in a different area of the park, "why didn't you teleport us further away?" asked Yuka.
"I tried, but they must have some sort of dampening seals up making teleportation harder. This was the maximum distance I could have gotten us".
Kaede then used her vectors to cut Kanae free as she rubbed her wrists to how sore they were. "You might want him back" as she handed back the half destroyed bunny plushy.
"Bun-kun! What did they do to you?"
"Mistress Kanae . . . . I'm sorry . . . ."
"We can save this for later" as he turned to Yuka. "Take Kanae and go. Me and Kaede-chan will buy you two time to escape".
"Why can't we run together?"
"They'll easily catch us on foot. So someone has to stay behind".
Yuka didn't like this plan one bit. However she knew her cousin was right. Those demons would easily catch up to them on foot. So with the only pathway to escape, someone needed to be a decoy to buy time for the rest. Since Kohta and Kaede were the only combat types amongst them, they were the most logical choice. But still they were just kids and they shouldn't have to do something like this. Although her cousin and friend were confident they could hold their own against these D-class demons . . . . Unfavorable events did tend to happen. But with a heavy heart, she knew what she had to do to which she took Kanae's hand as they were about to run away. "Be safe and don't take unnecessary risks" to which they then left.
Kohta nodded to this as he turned about to see the demons had now spotted them.
"Are we . . . . Going to be alright?" asked Kaede as she stood next to her friend.
"I sensed their energy. Individually they aren't that strong to which I know we can take them on. But there are still a lot of them as I don't like the numerical odds". But looking to the jungle gym, "and I think I got the perfect place to thin them out".
As Kaede looked to the direction of her friend, she gave a smirk as she was following his line of thought.
"Over there! Get them!" as the demons began to give chase. At seeing the pair split off, the group evenly divided themselves to catch them.
Kohta quickly climbed the gym as Kaede went for the swings. At the very top of the metal structure, the tanned youth blasted any demon that reared their head as they would fall to the ground below. However Kohta's position was quickly overwhelmed as the demons jumped at him. At their approach, the youth jumped to the slides as the demons quickly followed after him to see he wasn't there to which they were surprised as they were rammed from behind falling off the gym.
"Got to love teleportation" said Kohta.
Meanwhile Kaede stood on top of the swing set as her vectors kept her stable.
"Get her!" roared the demons as they charged for her. "She's just a child! Capture her already!" But contrary to appearance, there arrogance would be their undoing. As they attempted to capture the horned child they were met with frustration at how evasive she was not to mention how unnaturally strong as she knocked demon after demon down flat on their back with her vectors. With the use of some minor gymnastics while pulling off some incredible feats, the group of demons tasked to capture her had no idea why it was so difficult to catch one small child.
"Enough!" some of the demons roared as their demonic aura blazed. Using charged energy bolts, they leveled the entire playground flattening it to nothing then sand, earth, and metal debris.
"Man, some demons really have no sense of modesty" said Kohta dusting sand out of his hair. He then looked to see his pink haired friend was surrounded as she had her vectors at the ready to fight back. He then teleported in as he went back to back with Kaede.
"These guys seem pretty pissed. Are you sure we're going to be alright?" as a hint of worry was apparent in her voice to which she then felt Kohta's hand grabs hers.
"As long as you stay by my side, we'll make it" he softly smiled.
"Kohta . . . ." to which she gave a soft smile too before giving a smirk, "just don't let go".
And with that the pair ran towards one of the demons as he swung at them only to miss as they disappeared into their shadow. "Where did they go?" the beast hollered.
"Over here" called Kaede as she used a vector enhanced punch knocking one of the demons over as he collided with three others.
"Get them!" as they leaped for them. But at casting a shadow over them, the pair soon disappeared again into the ground disappearing once more.
"Where did they go now?"
"Hey ugly! This way!" Kaede taunted once again as this time she whiplashed five more of the demons with the forearms of her vectors.
"You fools! What are you doing? They are only children capture them!"
But with them only being D-class demons, they weren't exactly the brightest bunch as they lacked any form of intelligence or planning for the most part as they were slowly being picked off one by one.
As successful as they were in fending off their opponents, they were still children after all which was a bit too much to ask of them to win against such numerical odds. But fortunately for Kohta and Kaede, Yuka and Kanae ran all the way home contacting the proper authorities to which Mr. Hizashi along with other magi and demon police quickly assembled as they were instantly at the park and mopped up whatever demon was left. After the quick beat down, the magi unit rebuilt the playground as the other demon police rounded up the thugs before hauling them away. As events quickly quieted down, Yuka and Kanae were also present as they were glad nothing happened to their family and friend. Soon Kohta's father went to his son as he kneeled before them.
"Are you alright? Not hurt anywhere are you?"
"I'm alright father. Really, I am".
Mr. Hizashi breathed a sigh of relief as he looked back to his son. "Do you know why they attacked you? Did they say anything?"
"I'm not sure" then said Kohta as he scratched his cheek at this. "They just appeared out of nowhere and attacked us".
"They wanted oniisan" said Kanae. "They threatened to hurt me if oniisan didn't go with them".
"It's true" added in Kaede.
"But why would they want you?" Yuka questioned as she looked to her cousin to which all he could do was shrug at this.
But at hearing this statement, Mr. Hizashi showed great concern and fear which started to worry the children. Before long he returned back to his tranquil expression as he smiled to them. "It's nothing, we better get you guys home now" as he then escorted them home.
Observing the memory from their third person perspective, everyone had differing opinions of what they have seen thus far. But namely for Kohta and Nyu as not only were they frustrated from not having any recollection of these events but also the lack of comprehending that they were capable of such things when they were young. Even more interestingly was that they used to be such good friends so long ago, but Nyu was more confused at this recollection. It was obvious the little horned girl was her. But why was her name Kaede?
"But I don't understand" said Tsukune to young Kohta. "These memories don't show any evidence of Nyu doing anything to harm your father or sister".
"So I was right" said Kurumu cheerfully. "Things weren't as they seemed. Nyu wasn't the one who did those terrible things".
"But there's more . . . . Isn't there . . . ." said Yukari as she could sense something sorrowful about to occur.
"Indeed" said young Kohta as his expression fell a bit.
"What do you mean?" asked Moka.
"From what we've seen thus far, Nyu-san couldn't have done those things. But . . . ." then contemplated Ruby. "I'm going to guess what we're going to see next are the events that define the current Kohta-san and Nyu-san . . . . Isn't it?" as her expression became serious.
"You're right Ruby-san" said young Kohta in a sad tone. "From one week to this day is the event which redefined our lives".
To be continued . . . .
Author's notes: Hope this was a good chapter.
So I thank you all for reading this fic and I further extend my gratitude if you can review it as well.