Chalk Outline Alternate Chapter 2: Rise of the Lich
I stand grimly looking at the rise of the sun and the girls who, came to visit what is left of my remains and shed more fake tears.., Who were they fooling? Why would they do this? No one was here watching them? I am so confused. I don't know how I should react. I am too conflicted to do anything but stare at them. I want to reach out and touch them and tell them I am still alive and love them. I want to show them how much I care. Then, I remember what they did to me and I want to make them all suffer. So I stand in the conver silently screaming out my pain. I walk over to them slowly and put my hand on Moka's shoulder. She swats my arm away and screams in fear.
Moka screams," Get away!" as she scrambles away.
Yukari shouts," No one touches my beloved Moka!" and waves her wand and a brass washing pan lands on my head knocking it cleanly off for a split second before it flies back into place with a popping sound.
Mizore says nothing but comes up and puts a hand on my shoulder blades and I now know she recognizes me but, she does not tell the other girls. Instead, Mizore freezes me and turns the other and gestures for them to stay, before leaning in close and whispering," Tsukune, I don't know if you can understand me. I am so sorry for what happened I never wanted it end up like this. I hope you can forgive me for my part in your death. But know that I will always love you. But you shall not linger in your own crypt as a skeleton. Yukari exorcise him"
Yukari moved in to exorcise me. I felt the darkness in me rise and I shatter the ice. I make a soundless howl of blind rage and betrayal. I had tried to say I forgive you to the girls. That I loved them but all my jaw did was make a few clicking noises as my teeth collided. I used whatever power i had used to break the ice to launch as stream of water onto the girls electrocuting Moka and knocking the other girls. I was even more conflicted than before. I did not know whether the anyr girls loved me now or if it was just all a crap load of lies. The bitches would pay for throwing away my loyalty, my sacrifice, my bravery! I launched wave of water again this time launching the girls off into the air in a fashion similar to Moka's kicks.
So stood there waiting for Mikogami to come. I found his title as the Exorcist rather ironic given he had used necromancy to bring me back. Then I "saw"(I don't have eyes but I can see because I am spirit inside my skeleton) a shiny pearly white frown and Mikogami walked out of the shadows. Mikogami had my new body that looked similar to my old one, it was only it looked stronger but also feral the hair was much longer on it than on my old body. Mikomai then placed the husk next to me and drew a pentangle with a pentagram inside it on the floor with the blood from the husk. Mikogami then snapped his fingers once he was done. the flesh ripped itself apart then latched onto me. The pain was unbearable I felt all the severed nerves and skin and as it rapidly healed. Now, that I could scream I didn't!. I had my lungs and a body back. The pain was nothing compared to the pain of knowing everyone I saved and protected betrayed me even after I gave up my humanity to have the power to protect them. I could go back to school the next day but, I didn't care. I, now was in my own personal hell. I will make those wenches pay for what they have done to me. "Thank you, Headmaster." I said. My voice sounds like a hoarse whisper because my lungs have not fully formed yet.
It was nothing, Tsukune all I ask is you continue as you were before to the best of your ability and forget about the girls. You should know that your new form has none the vampiric blood in it that you had before and you are "alive". You are one of the stronger living dead. You can regenerate your body as long as you at least one bone of your skeleton still in a solid state. You have a developing magical skill set that is more destruction, restoration, and sealing based. This is because I am the one who created you had Akasha you would have serious shinso class vampiric strength and had my Chinese counterpart created you would have all the agility and dexterity of the most elite assassins. That said you are still very strong and fast but you should focus more on magical growth for now. I want you to get your head straight with your friends and I will provide you with a job later that will prevent people from questioning why you aren't aging if I am satisfied. I am disappointed that you could not forgive the girls for the misconception that ended in your death.."
I did not know what to say to that other than," I am not the same person I was before and I never will be again. But never doubt my integrity or my will to have revenge against those who dare throw me away because I became what they wanted me to be! I still want humans and youkai to get along as much as you do." Mikogami frowned at that and shook his head.
"I expect more from you, boy. Now head to class you can still make it for the second half of the day if you hurry and take the book on your coffin I left for you on your way out." Mikogami said as he walked out of the crypt.
I walked over to my coffin and picked up a book that was titled, Sorcery for Beginners, and ran to lunch. I was starved which was understandable since my new body had any food; As I ran I noticed that I got several strange looks on my way to the cafeteria. When, I opened the doors to the lunchroom everyone froze.
Someone shouted," I thought you were dead!"
I deadpanned," No, I am undead." Everyone would have gotten cloudy faces and fell over sideways at that really bad pun if I had not filled the room with a pure black suffocating aura that paralyzed those around me. What surprised me though was none of the traitors were there. I walked outside until I was near the clubhouse for my club, the Newspaper club.
I heard Gin call out,"Tsukune?" I turned around to see my only friend that I had left from my old life.
"The girls murdered me, Gin. The Headmaster sealed my soul within my skeleton making me an almost immortal resembling skeleton. As such I have gained some skill in magic because he was the one who saved me."
Gin looked at me had a fury in his eyes that I had only seen when he had jumped in front of us to take Kuyou's blast back in beginning of the year. He let out a long howl of rage. Gin looked me and the eyes and said, "After all you did for them they murdered you!"
The girls stepped out at this outburst. Yukari looked troubled at this information. Though she did not voice her concerns other than to wave her wand a light came down upon me. I howled in pain as I felt her try to exorcise my spirit from my bones. (Red by Chevelle in the background) Gin transformed his werewolf form with glowing red eyes with no pupils or eyeballs just pure red. Gin smiled when he realized that my aura combined with his silver one in a manner similar to how Kurumu's and Mizore's during their black and white duet moves only it was more my magical powers were buffing up Gin's then them mixing their powers. Gin, then howled, "Silver and Black Brawlers First Assault: Dark Moon!" Mizore looked shocked at this and froze Gin where he stood. Gin easily broke free and pulled Yukari off me and my soul slowly eased back into my body. Gin moved at the same speed as when he was on the brightest of full moon much to everyone's surprise especially looked at the Moon of Pure Darkness in the sky. Gin then smashed Yukari into Kurumu, Moka, and Mizore moving so fast it looked like her was teleporting from girl to girl and his arms and Yukari were invisible. Once the girls were thoroughly beaten into submission and Gin and I were exhausted from the amount of energy output we had been doing. We never got to class after lunch and we left the girls there lying beatan on the ground.
Now given I did not understand completely all the repercussions of being brought back by a Dark Lord but that did not matter. That was not a reason to do what the girls were doing to me especially after what they had already done. Gin was all I had left and the only one truly accepting right now, though I could tell Mikogami wanted to believe that I was back to my old self and would forgive the girls for their most grievous unforgivable crime against me; murder. I trusted Inner Moka's judgement. I had loved how Outer Moka had her mouth watering the whole time behind me and had to stop herself from biting my neck too many times to count. I was shocked that I understood my spells so easily and found that i could cast several advanced spells with ease. I looked over at Gin as we headed back to the boy's dormitory.
"Hey, Gin have you ever seen someone able to make moon out of darkness before?" I asked.
Gin replied, "I have only heard of liches being able to do it. I assumed that since you are a sentient resembling skeleton and Mikogami the Dark Lord of sorcery made you a liche. Also I saw you open that book of yours to the 406th page and that was there while we were talking." Gin grinned at me with that last statement as he grabbed a nearby girl's butt. She did not slap him since she had seen from the classrooms our brawl and instead she moaned and winked at him and me. Gin's tale popped out and wagged.
I merely replied back, "I am glad that at least you haven't changed much, Gin."
Gin now had the girl with one of his arms around her and looked at me and said, "I am sorry you had to change, man."
I looked at Gin and said, "Only my old girls are to blame."
A/N: Here is an alternate take. As usual thoughts feelings opinions, suggestions improvements pm or review them to me.