Merry Christmas Everyone! Sorry for the late updating, but with all that was happening here, I was only able to publish this today! In my opinion, it's a bit bland, but I was doing this in a hurry. I just hope you guys would like it, and this time, please review that could be your gift to me this Christmas, because, really, those who write fanfic here should know how encouraging a good review is. Please correct me if there are any wrong grammars or wrong spellings, especially if you believe one of the characters are a tad bit OC in your opinion, I'm still not that good of a writer yet.
Now enjoy my Christmas gift to you all!
Author's note: This is a re-write of the original chapter, please comment your uh...comments about it.
Disclaimer: I do not own -man, nor do I own the Persona series
Chapter 2: Minato's "New beginning"?
When I woke up, I was floating in the middle of a dark void
Where am I? I thought as I scanned the place to find anything remotely different, so far nothing but darkness, just great. I shoved my hands in my vacant pockets in frustration, which was a usual for me in the days before I became the Great Seal and was still alive... only, for the first time since this habit of mine was created, I felt something inside my left pocket brush into my fingers. This startled me to take whatever it was out of my pocket. What I found wasn't what I was expecting. It looked like a miniature green star tome, only when I peered my eyes a bit did I realize there was a small oblong shaped gem in the middle.
"Inno…cence…," I muttered, I could make out a few details, but was forced to stop due to my eyes beginning to water at the illuminated gem and shoved it back into my pocket. Innocence? What's that? I remember Igor mentioning something about it, but my head was too blurry at that time to remember anything. …Oh well, I shouldn't waste my time here, I have to find a way out.
I tried walking…floating, I tried floating around to find an exit, or at least something remotely similar to one. Instead, in a flash of red and black light, I found myself standing in this vast blood red lake, surrounded by crumbling ruins, the sky just as red as the lake with a black moon towering over it.
"!" What happened? Where am I? I looked up at the full moon, I learned to hate full moons, full moons meant operations and operations meant sleep forsaken nights. But wait…why is that moon black? Moons aren't supposed to be black? Or is because of the sky?
I looked up at the sound of faint crying from above. Wait a minute, who's that on top of that ruin bellow the black moon? Looks like a girl about my age, why does she look like she's crying? And why is she crying here of all places? Could this place have been special to her?
I was about to walk towards her when suddenly, I felt something in the blood red water pull me underwater.
I…can't…breath I felt myself sinking lower and lower in the water, the black moon shined in front of me, mocking me at my predicament. Is this the end? Am I really going to die again? Drowning in a lake of blood in a strange world, never to see my friends again? ...No, It won't end this way, I won't let it! I've got friends to meet up with at my world and this would defiantly not stop me from reaching them! But what do I do?
Let thy strength of Innocence guide thee to thy true light
That sounded like…Orpheus! Suddenly, as if reacting to Orpheus' command, the innocence that I found in my pocket began to brighter in my pocket. A glowing, green sphere surrounded me as a bright green light blinded me. I found myself, no longer staring at the black, mocking moon, but instead, the ceiling of an apartment
…Well that was weird… I thought as I sat up to scan my surroundings, I seem to be in a hotel room or something, lying on the floor (It was oddly comfy for some reason, makes me want to lay down again and just take a nap), so I stood up from my spot...
Big mistake Minato
"Kyaaa!" Someone behind me screamed frightfully (I took the time to appreciate the perfect horror film scream), I turned to find a girl lying in her bed, staring at me as if I were a killer that intruded in her room (okay…maybe the latter bit was correct) Damn it I thought of all the places I could have been transported to, why a girls room?
Oddly enough, I suddenly remembered the time during our trip when Mitsuru-san "Executed" me (I shivered mentally at the tough of it, damn Junpei and Ryoji). I quickly took a few steps back, hoping that in some nice miracle, the door was behind me…
…Instead it was an open window…
Lenalee's hotel room
"…! Look out!" I cried to the blue haired intruder, but I was too late! He fell of the window!
I can't just let him die! "Innocence Activate!" I activated my innocence, changing my blood red bangles into my innocence weapon: "Dark boots"
"Hang on!" I shouted as I flew through the window he fell through. What an interesting day this was, we weren't even out of the train this morning when a huge horde of Akuma came out of nowhere and began attacking the city! Now that I think of it, the Akuma attacks have been turning up more and more frequently, and every assault, more and more Akuma seems to be present, this one took all morning to finish! So because of this, Allen-kun, Lavi-kun, Bookman, Link-san, and Krory-kun decided to search for other Akumas while I booked a hotel room for me to rest for a while, I remember wanting to go with them, but Allen said that I should rest, since I was sent here the moment I finished my previous mission. All I wanted was a nice, well deserved nap; instead, I'm saving a complete stranger who was in my room without permission from being flattened into a thin crusted pizza!
"Uwah!" a familiar voice cried, I stopped in midair to look down, the boy fell on someone, I can't see his face, but from up here, he looks about my age or younger, plus, I could see that he has white hair…wait
Well that's something you don't see everyday, a guy with blue hair suddenly fell from the sky and landed on Allen, How many more surprises can one day have? First, Lenalee was suddenly assigned with us even thou were doing good here as we are. Second was that battle that started this morning, but I'm used to that one already. Third was the fact Allen practically forced me into searching for remaining Akuma with Krory and the old panda, Link just tagged along the search since it's his job to stay with Allen at all times, actually I was anticipating that one, but I anticipated it after we got some rest and food in our stomachs. Forth was the massive number of Akuma in this town, I mean, every corner I went to had at least five or so Akumas, Which is weird cause this town was nothing special. And now, when we were finally supposed to rest, a guy fell from the sky and flattened Allen like a pancake! What next? The Earl barges in and invites us to a pink, frilly dress up tea party?!
"Oooh," Krory stared at the scene "Someone from the sky fell on Allen,"
"I see that," I said
"How odd, could he be an Akuma in disguise?" Link muttered to himself, I noticed he wasn't moving to help Allen up, guess it's not part of his job to help Allen up when he's been flattened like a pancake by a person who fell from the sky (...I think that was a bit too detailed)
"Are you alright there, Boy?" The old panda asked the mysterious blue haired, who had already got off Allen when he came to.
"Uh, Shouldn't we be asking if Allen here is alright before we ask a complete stranger?" I asked the old panda as I lent a hand to Allen to pull him up
"Thanks," Allen said with a smile, he then glared at the stranger; the stranger just stared back with dull eyes. Now that I got a good look at him, every bit of him looks strange. I mean, his hair is blue! It's just unnatural! Yeah I know that Lenalee has unnatural hair color too, since its dark green and all, but blue hair is defiantly weird to the max! And his clothes, I've never seen such a weird jacket, and what's with that symbol on his jacket? I don't remember any school or organization that the old panda made me remember have a mark like that (That was no easy task, just so you know!), and his shoes…I never seen a brand like that before, what are they made off? And what's that contraption around his neck? A part of it reminds me of earmuffs, without the "muffs" part, the other part completely baffles me. To sum it up, this guy is defiantly not from here. Maybe he's an Akuma? ...No way, I know Level one Akumas are mindless, but they wouldn't just stand there and compete in a staring contest with an exorcist that can see the soul of an Akuma …would they?
"Is he human?" Krory asked Allen uncertainly, I saw the boy give a confused look, I looked back at Allen, he smiled "Since my eye isn't responding, that means he is," Allen said, I saw Link sigh in relief, I thought so.
"Are you alright sir?" Allen asked the stranger, the boy replied "I'm good, you?"
"Don't worry sir," Allen replied happily "I've been through worse," I winced at this, those who don't know Allen well enough wouldn't see that dark aura emitting from him at the thought of his time with Cross.
"What happened?" Link interjected "Why did you fall from the sky? And why do you seem uninjured?"
"I fell of a window," The strange boy replied bluntly, he's a strange one alright, I mean, who would say "I fell of a window" so bluntly?
"Allen-kun! Are you alright?" A familiar voice said from above, we all looked up to find Lenalee floating in midair using her innocence
"Yes, Lenalee," Allen replied with a smile as Lenalee made a touchdown beside me and Krory "I'm fine,"
"Do you know this boy, Miss Lee?" The old panda asked, Lenalee scratched her chin while wearing a skeptical look on her face
"Well…," Lenalee said "I kinda found him in my room when I woke up," She said-wait, what?
"I apologize," The boy said softy in perfect English, surprising everyone a bit, he was so quiet that I almost forgot he was here "I didn't mean to enter you're room…I came there by accident,"
Lenalee looked surprised "…This question might sound inappropriate at the situation, but, are you perhaps…Asian?" the boy blinked a few times before nodding his head slowly.
"How'd you guess?" He asked, slightly interested.
"Through its pretty fluent," Lenalee answered automatically "Your dialect has a hint of Asian in it, I recognized it because I'm Asian myself," I heard the boy make an "ah" sound after the explanation
"Might I ask," Krory said to the boy "but what is your name?" …Oh yeah, now that I think of it, we haven't gotten his name yet
The boy was silent at first, It took me awhile to realize that he wasn't the type to just his name to every stranger he met, but eventually he complied "Minato Arisato," he replied.
"…Huh, you're Asian after all," I said out loud
"Let me introduce my companions here," Allen said "The girl you just met is our friend Lenalee Lee," Lenalee waved at the boy, Allen then pointed at me, Krory, Link, and the old panda "The one with the red hair and eye patch is Lavi, the one with black hair is Krory, The man with the mark on his forehead in Howard Link, while the oldest of the group here is Bookman," Allen then lent a hand to Minato "My name is Allen Walker, we are Exorcists that just came to this town. It's nice to meet you, Minato,"
I noticed Minato's face stare blankly at us, but despite the blankness, I felt that he heard the word "Exorcist" before, Minato shook Allen's hand "…Likewise,"
"Soo, Mina-chan," I interjected; Minato glared at me at the use of the girlish pet name "How did you get into Lenalee's room?"
"Oh yeah," Lenalee said with an expression of realization "now that I think about it, I could have sworn I locked the door before I took a nap," …huh? If Lenalee locked the door, how did Minato get inside? Something's fishy about him…
"I-," I didn't here the rest of Minato's explanation cause at that moment, we heard a loud fire from a canon, also at that moment, Allen's eye activated and looked at the east side of the town "AKUMA!" Allen shouted as he ran toward that direction "Walker!" Link called out "Get back here!" but Allen was already too far to hear him, I sighed, he always jumps into the battle, doesn't he?
"Lenalee!" I ordered the only girl in the group "get Minato out of here quickly, once you do, join us in the fight!"
"Right!" Lenalee responded "Minato-kun! Come with me!" she said as she turned to where the blue haired boy was standing on to grab his hand
There was no one there
"…Shit!" I cursed; don't tell me he followed Allen to battle?
What the heck am I doing?
The moment I heard that canon shot from afar and Allen-kun screaming "Akuma", which I can guess is the same kind of Akuma Igor mentioned to me, I found myself following Allen-kun closely as he ran towards a battle between enemies I know completely nothing of
…I'll blame instincts on this one
Once I finally made it to the scene, I scanned the area, fortunately there were no civilians in the scene, much to my relief, instead, I found these weird shadow like creatures floating around the place, destroying random objects, well, they don't exactly look like shadows, one things the mask, I don't know any Arcana that is represented by that mask, since none of the masks are seen crying tears of blood. The second, which I think is the weirdest of them all, is that there's a person chained to each one of those things, actually, I can't say it looks exactly like a person, it looks to dead and shriveled, and even through it doesn't look like it, I have this ominous feeling that it wants to be destroyed, makes me feel bad for it. I'm guessing this is the "Akuma" that Igor told me about. The Akuma I was watching suddenly turned to my direction, much to my surprise, and began pointing all its cannons at me
…Yeah, I should stop gawking at it now, shouldn't I?
Lucky for me, because of my battles during the Dark Hour, my stamina, strength, and agility has increased dramatically; before the Akuma's cannon balls reached me, I had already back stepped out of the way. I reached for my sword, only to find an empty sheath. Damn it!I forgot I left my sword and Evoker at my dorm room the day I died! Real smooth Minato, now what am I going to do?
Thy time…hast come
"Minato! Move!" I heard Allen-kun cry to me as he rushed form behind me wearing a weird white cape, on his right hand was a huge sword with a cross on its blade, on his right was….what the? Where's his arm? It's completely vanished!
In one swift motion, Allen-kun used his huge, heavy looking sword to slice the Akuma in half, destroying it completely. After that, something I'd never expected happened, the dead person floating on top of the Akuma's chain broke away from the Akuma, it then changed from being dead looking to a healthy and happy look, the spirit thanked Allen-kun and disappeared into the sky, I feel happy for it.
Thou must…wield me
"Minato!" Allen-kun shouted, getting my attention "What are you doing here? Get back! Those cannons aren't normal cannons, they're made by the Akuma's own blood, if you get hit by it, you'll be infected by the virus and would turn to dust!"
Blood cannons? Viruses? What on earth? I thought as I ran back a few feet till I was sure I was safe from Akuma attacks, but still close enough to see the battle. When Allen-kun was sure I was out of harm's way, he began fighting in full force, destroying Akuma from left to right. I had to admit, he was a bit impressive, but he seems to be running low on energy now, and the Akumas don't seem to get fewer either. Allen-kun ain't gonna win this one unless I do something to help him. But how am I gonna do that? I don't have my sword, nor do I have my Evoker, meaning I can't summon anyone of my Personas. But I can't just stand here and do nothing as I watch Allen-kun's energy diminish. What the heck do I do?
Our powers…Our strength…
I felt the urge to around, only to see a blue butterfly fluttering steadily, wait, I feel like I've seen that butterfly before…but where?
Suddenly, the innocence in my pocket began to glow like it did the last time; I quickly took it out and held it gently. It felt really warm...
"There he is! I've found him!" Krory cried; I looked towards his direction. Yup, it's him alright, standing in the sidelines, he seems to be unharmed, Thank God.
"Wait!" Lenalee suddenly shouted, pointing towards the direction Minato was "What's that he's holding?"
"?" I looked closer at the blue haired boy to see what she meant, only then did I notice what she was pointing at, at Minato's right hand was a bright green glowing object that seemed to glow widely…wait, that thing looks familiar…!, No way! It couldn't be!
"It's the innocence fragment!" Link shouted
…Damn it! Why are you throwing all these surprises at us in one day?! Give me a break, will yeah?!
Bloody Hell! What is the Millennium Earl doing this time? Sending so many Akumas to attack us! This one seems to be the largest group! I'm still tired from our last fight! I can feel why energy dwindling quickly. What's worse, Minato followed me! I can't defeat them and protect Minato from the Akuma at the same time! Lenalee! Lavi! Krory! Link! Bookman! Where are you guys? I need help here!
"Allen-kun!" I turned at the sound of my name, finding Link, Lenalee, Bookman, Krory, and Lavi rushing towards me. Yes! Thank Goodness! There finally here! Now they can help me and take Mina-
"Allen!" Lavi cried, taking me out of my thoughts "Minato's got an Innocence!"
"!" I felt my eyes widen, I quickly turned to where Minato was, Lavi's right! Minato does have an Innocence fragment! It seems to be reacting to his touch; does that mean Minato is an Accommodator like us?
"…What's happening to the Innocence fragment?!" Krory asked the question the moment they reached me, I watched as the innocence in Minato's grasp began to float in front of him; the Holy fragment shined an intensifying green light, blinding everyone who had set their eyes on it at that very moment. When the light finally disappeared, the Innocence that cast that light disappeared as well; it was replaced by a white, decorated gun bearing the mark of the cross.
…A gun, reminds me of master's innocence…judgment I thought as the newly formed gun slowly floated back down to Minato's hand.
"…So he is an accommodator of an Innocence," Bookman said calmly, I turned towards him in confusion "I had a feeling he was different from the others, Something felt strange about him since the beginning, but the aura did not feel violent at all, instead, it felt quite, calm," Lavi looked at the old bookman with a face showing both surprise, and anger "Dammit! You should have told us this sooner you old panda!"
"Fate must have given us a new exorcist, he will be a valuable asset to the cause," I heard Link say
"! What's he doing this time?" I heard Lenalee shout a question in exhaustion, I turned back to see Minato pointing the gun….at his head
"WHAT THE HELL?! He's gonna commit suicide!" Lavi shouted in disbelief, I can't help but agree. What's Minato doing? He can't commit suicide at a time like this! Using the Innocence to do it as well! That's just-
"Allen-kun! Stop him!" Lenalee ordered "Right," I replied as I ran towards the suicidal boy, trying to defeat every Akuma that got in my way.
"No Minato! Don't do it!" I cried as I defeated yet another Akuma that was in my way, but I was too late.
…After mouthing his final words, Minato pulled the trigger…
I pulled the trigger, the sound of shattering glass echoed throughout the whole town. A blue mist formed around me as a very familiar old friend apeared above me like he did so long ago…
Thou art I, and I am thou
From the sea of thy soul I commet
I am Orpheus, Master of Strings
I smiled; it feels nice, after all this time, to be able to use this power again, the power of Persona
I'm glad it was an Evoker I thought as I stared silently at my old friend, Orpheus, It was so much as pure instincts to shot my head with a gun like object that I didn't stop to wonder if this was an Evoker after the innocence, now turned to a gun, landed on my hands. But for some reason, I felt from the beginning that it was an Evoker, The moment that newly made Evoker touched the skin of my hands, I felt a familiar surge of energy, like the first time I summoned Orpheus; I could feel my body greeting the familiar power that was seeping into me, giving me strength, I don't remember how long I was in the Great Seal, but when that energy empowered me, I felt like it wasn't there for years. But there was one other reason I felt it was an Evoker, at that moment, I thought I heard a voice inside me... the one I heard when I got out of the Great Seal...urging me to shoot and telling me it was alright…
Now back to business, I doubt these Akuma would stand there any longer if I don't react quickly. In one swift motion, Orpheus took the giant harp on his back and smashed it on a nearby Akuma. Either Orpheus is more powerful than I last remembered or these Akuma were just plain weak in the first place I thought as the after shock of Orpheus' Bash attack eliminated the remaining Akuma surrounding us. Orpheus then disappeared out of sight, but now, I know he'll be with me this time…
"Good to have you back, Orpheus," I said silently as I clutched my chest in calm glee.
"What…the…hell," I heard Lavi-kun mumble silently "What was that?"
"…It looked like an equipment type Innocence," Link-san answered automatically, but I'm guessing he wasn't focusing on what he was saying "But for some odd reason, the moment that boy summoned that mechanical monster, it felt similar to a parasitic type, just like Arystar's and Walker's innocence, but much stronger," I blinked, what that monster did was…amazing, when Minato-kun summoned it, I suddenly felt a huge surge of energy building up around him, The power of the Innocence felt tiny compared to the power I felt. It was like it wasn't just the Innocence he was wielding at that time…
"!" I heard Allen-kun gasp, I turned to him to find that his Akuma eye activated, he quickly scanned the place and landed his sights on the area Minato-kun was on. I only noticed then that there was a violet-colored level three Akuma creeping from behind him
"What's a Level Three doing here?" Link-san cried in disbelief
"Minato-kun!" I cried to get the attention of the boy; Minato quickly turned around at the sound of my voice "Look out behind you!"
The Akuma must've figured out that I found him since it immediately jumped out of its hiding spot and tried to smash Minato-kun, I saw Minato-kun evade quickly, thank goodness for that.
"Minato! Stand back!" Allen-kun charged towards the level three, the Level three caught sight of Allen-kun and quickly summoned a horde of Level ones.
"Ooohh!" The level three Akuma squealed happily as he teleported from one spot to another, teleportation is his special ability? "Lucky day! Lucky day! Five exorcists and a town full of fresh blood! The Earl would praise me if I kill you all! So be good little humans and stay there obediently, Okay?" The Level Three Akuma began rushing towards us, I was about to evade when Minato-kun rushed towards the Akuma and kicked it on the head, I could see that it didn't injure the Akuma much, but judging from the look on it's face and the dent on it's head, it must have done some damage on it.
"Fuck you exorcist!" The Akuma cursed our blue haired friend, who didn't look fazed by his curse at all "I'll make sure I gleefully tear your limbs apart one by one after killing your friends!" The Akuma then rushed towards us again! And it's so fast this time! I don't think I'll be able to dodge this one in time!
That's when it happened
From the corner of my eye, I saw Minato-kun quickly take out his gun, at that very second, the gun glowed an even brighter tint of green. I turned away so that I wouldn't get blinded by the light Minato-kun's Innocence was emitting, when I noticed that the light was getting dimmer, I turned around to find Minato-kun holding, not his white decorated gun, but a pure black sword that had the symbol of the cross on its blade, Minato-kun held it up for a moment, a confused look was etched on his face.
"Wha-" I heard Minato-kun say, but he wasn't able to finish because the level three Akuma that he was fighting with got his senses back and quickly threw a sphere of dark matter towards Minato-kun. Minato-kun quickly jumped out of the way and rushed to the level three Akuma, in an instant, Minato-kun used his newly transformed sword to slice the Akuma as If it was paper, Wow, to have defeated a Level three in one slice; he's almost as strong as Kanda-kun. Minato-kun then ran towards us, defeating every Akuma that was near him easily, when he finally reached us, he pointed to Allen-kun, who was surrounded by a horde of Level one and twos.
"Shouldn't you help your friend there?" Minato-kun asked before rushing to aid Allen-kun, me and the others following closely behind, when we reached Allen-kun, he was already fighting to stay conscious…
Dammit, Everything's moving too fast for me, first Elizabeth freed me from the Great Seal, Second was that blood lake and ruins, Third was ending up inside Lenalee-chan's room and falling on top of Allen-kun, Then there was the Akuma, then the Innocence in my pocket turned to an Evoker, then was able to turn to a sword! And it all happened in one day, what a mess. Well at least it's over, …it think; currently, Allen-kun and the others are having a meeting or what not, I can't hear much, but I could make out the words "Innocence" "Exorcist" and "Black Order" I'm guessing that they want me to become an exorcist in this Black Order because I have an Innocence, but that's just a guess
"Minato-kun!" Lenalee-chan called my name, getting my attention "Since you have an Innocence just like us, we'd like you to join us in the Black Order to become an exorcist,"
…Wow, I'm good at guessing
"Please explain," I asked, It would look suspicious if I knew stuff about them already, plus, I might be able learn something new about it
"Allow me to explain," Bookman said as he walked towards me "The Innocence, which is also known as The Crystal of God, was at first, a holy cube created by our descendants, who used it to defeat our main enemy long ago," I suddenly remembered Nyx and Erebus at that moment "Are enemy is known as the Millennium Earl, He is the creator of all Akuma, and in the most horrific procedure, He victims those who have lost a love one, promising an impossible promise. He promises to bring back the dead," To bring back the dead, huh? Any human who would have wanted that, even I'd be lying if I said that I didn't want my parents by my side again "He uses the connection between his victim and the lost love to trap the lost love's soul in an Akuma's shell, at that moment, he orders the Akuma to kill the victim, using him as a skin to blend with humans, till it attacks," I shivered at the thought of the procedure, that's just, wrong "But even though they defeated him, the battle shook the earth tremendously, causing what the Holy Bible calls The Great Flood," ? What's that? I think I heard that term when Bebe read the bible to me (He insisted that he's the one true god, but I favor Confucius's teachings) "Now, they predicted that the Millennium Earl would rise again and cause havoc to the world again, so they scattered the Innocence into 109 parts, so that we would have a chance in defeating the Millennium Earl. We are exorcists, those who have been chosen by God to defeat the Akuma, just like you. Do you have any questions? "
I thought for a while, until the image of that soul chained on the Akuma flashed before my mind "What were those things floating above each Akuma?" I asked, Bookman gave a confused look, so did everyone in the group. Okay.
"…What do you mean?" Bookman asked, he looks cautious for some reason, I wonder why? "…When I first fought the Akuma, I notice something that looked similar to a person chained on top of it, it looked mummified, but when Allen-kun and the others destroyed the Akuma, the soul that was chained to the Akuma was set free and changed to a spirit," I heard the others gasp, did I say something out of the ordinary? Damn.
"…Could it be," Link-san said in astonishment, I didn't have the time to figure out why, because Allen-kun ran towards me and grabbed my right hand, interesting, even though Allen-kun's still tired from his last battle, he still has a very (very) tight grip.
"…You can see them?" Allen-kun asked suspiciously, I only nodded a yes in reply, am I not supposed to see them?
"…Well this is a shocking surprise," Link-san said "There is another person other than Walker that has the ability to see the souls of Akuma," Link then took out a pen and notepad from his pocket and started writing something.
"…Tell me," Allen-kun said, a serious look was on his face "Have you ever met a fat man holding an umbrella before?" huh? I shook my head in response, I met a fat man yes, technically a fat guy in high school, but I don't think Suemitsu-san is the guy their talking about…
Allen-kun gave a shocked face, I'm confused now, what does a fat man holding an umbrella have anything to do with me being able to see the mummified spirits of the Akuma? Unless that fat man is…the Millennium Earl their talking about?
"So you're telling us that...you were born with the ability to see Akuma souls?" Lavi-kun asked, a face of disbelief was etched on his face. I couldn't help but shrug a bit "This is the first time I've seen them though," I replied, that wasn't actually a lie really, this really was the first time I've seen Akuma.
"Could it be that, when Mr. Arisato here merged with his Innocence, The Holy fragment had somehow given him the ability to see Akuma?" Link-san suggested, everyone was silent for a moment, until Krory-san spoke.
"But then why is it only Arisato that was given the ability?" Krory-san asked, surprising everyone with the question "Could it be that his Innocence is the…"
"The what?" I asked, but no one was listening, they were too preoccupied by their thoughts to hear me I guess.
"There is a possibility," Bookman said "That Minato's Innocence could be it, after all, the Akumas have been acting strangely this week, could it be because they were reacting to Minato and his Innocence?" Lenalee-chan gripped her little chin "That's true, but why were they reacting to the Innocence just now?"
"Minato," Lavi-kun called me "How long did you have that Innocence?" I blinked twice, what should I say? I can't say I just found it in my pocket while I was in a dark void traveling through dimensions, Ah! I know!
"I remember finding just before I met you guys, I found it on the vase beside Lenalee's room, but it slipped from my hand and rolled under Lenalee's door, I was going to just leave it there, but I felt like it was calling me, I remember tripping on something and hitting Lenalee's door, I think, cause the next thing I knew, I was lying on the floor," Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of lying to people in particular, but this is the only way I can remain as inconspicuous as possible. I hope they don't make me need to lie again though.
"Ah" Lavi-san said as he did a thinking pose "Then I think I know why," Everyone turned to him, waiting for him to continue "what I think, the Akuma weren't reacting to Minato's Innocence itself, but the fact that Minato was getting closer and closer to it, that would explain why this was the largest horde in a week, since Minato already had his Innocence with him,"
"Maybe," Lenalee-chan said "But just in case, we should have Nii-sama check on it, we don't know for sure yet" I saw everyone nod in agreement
"Oh! Minato-kun!" Lenalee suddenly shot her head up and looked at me, surprising everyone "Sorry! I almost forgot you were here!" Lenalee said
"hn," was all I said as I nodded my head in response "Anyways Minato," Allen said, he still looks a bit uncomfortable with by fact that I can see Akuma souls "How about it, do you wish to become an exorcist and join our quest to defeat the Millennium Earl?" Hm, this is a difficult decision, my main goal is only to go back to my own dimension, and I shouldn't get sidetracked by joining them, plus, it'll be difficult to leave them once this is over…
"It is alright, the path thou seek begins with thy answer," My familiar friend, Orpheus, told me, at that moment, a blue butterfly fluttered past us… Ah, so that's how it is "fine," I said, I'll allow fate to string me like a puppet once more.
"That's great!" Allen-kun said that hint of nervousness was quickly replaced with a happy smile, Lavi-kun placed his arm around my shoulder "Yahoo! Welcome to the group Minato!"
Lenalee-chan giggled "Welcome to the family, Minato-kun,"
"I am delighted that we have a new comrade at our side," Krory-san said
"It wasn't as if he had a choice anyways," Link-san said, I wonder what he meant by that?
I stared at the sky for a moment, I have a feeling this was going to be interesting, I suddenly remembered that old saying: "All endings are new beginning" I can say that I'm a perfect example of it, This new beginning fate has given me, is quite odd really, but after meeting Allen-kun and the others, I have a feeling I'm going to enjoy it. But how long will this feeling stay? What ordeals will I go trough in this foreign dimension?
Only time will tell
Well how was it? I had fun writing this you know, I just hope I didn't make Minato, or anyone else here, OC. If I did, I ask you again, please review this!
I didn't change much of it, just a few things to make the story more understandable, I won't re-write the third chapter though, I'm pretty satisfied with it, plus I'm putting my focus on my other fanfics, poor stories must be starving for a new chapter to be added.
Again, Please Read and Review.