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Sarah Rayne

The kind teacher with no knowledge of her past

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a character in “The Survival Kit Academy || Mastered”, as played by VincentRayne

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"Unto the winds, everything is swept away..."





Fanny Fink - Snowdrop
The Gathering - A Noise Severe
Zen~然~ 「Sally」

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Nickname:
People just call her by either her first or last name.

Age:
Unknown

Gender:
Female

Demon | Mage | Teacher:
Demon(?) Teacher

Sexuality:
Straight

Nationality:
European(?)

Collegues:
Midora Kurayami | Mikari Akigawa | Amia Duvessa

FaceClaim:
Reki | Haibane Renmei





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"I am an angel stuck in Purgatory. There is no other reason why I'd be here...is there?"





Height | Weight:
5'8" | 122 lbs.

Hair Color:
Raven Black

Eye Color:
Brown

Physical Description:
Sarah is one of the taller females at the academy and thus doesn't have to tilt her head to talk to most of the guys there. She has long black hair and soft brown eyes. No matter what emotion she wears on her face people can always tell there is pain deep in her eyes. Sarah will primarily be seen wearing a long skirt with some type of boots and a variety of different tops. She always can be seen carrying a pack of cigarettes and a lighter with her. Both of their make is unknown but when she has been seen smoking the aroma from the cigarette is that of cinnamon so people think she makes her own cigarette and got a custom made lighter. People often question her wings. Once the students attempted to find out if they were real or not and managed gather around her and forced her to prove to them whether they were indeed real or not. Much to their surprise the wings did indeed move on their own. Her wings have been known to change color when she's in a stressed state or in danger. The color change is gradual and often appear as spreading dots but when her wings are full black then her Power Spikes and she gains different abilities. Her eyes also turn completely black and wings grow large enough to where she can actually perform flight.





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"These wings? No, they cannot even lift me. I do not know why I have them."





Personality:
Stern | Kind | Helpful | Caring | Wise

Likes:
The Students | The Warmer Seasons | Art & Painting | Gardens | Music | Teaching | Helping Others

Dislikes:
Rudeness | Disorder | Friends in Danger | Colder Seasons | Troublemakers | Foreign Foods

Habits:
Gardening | Painting | Having Music | Playing her Bass Guitar | Helping The Students At All Times

Flaws:
Sarah is plagued by constant nightmares of her death. She doesn't know if it's to come or if it was an event in the past. She is often mentally drained because her mind is always trying to figure out what it means. Sarah also has a habit of refusing help from others. She is headstrong and will absolutely not look to lean on anyone for help and thus always looks to help others.

Abilities | Powers:
Creation:Much like Hanako, Sarah has the ability to conjure and create objects. For combat she can make weapons like swords and bows with arrows. Making complex weapons like guns and firing bullets drains her energy a great deal more than the less complex ones but when her wings turn full black she has been seen to do this task effortlessly.
Light/Dark Energy Manipulation:Sarah can focus light energy and use it as a weapon by firing it from a photon particle she can make anywhere in her immediate area, whether that be from her hands or above her opponent if they are close enough. The attack is often referred to as a pillar of light.

Her Dark form gives her the ability to create black-shadow like-circles that will erupt and explode with dark energy. It's damage is the equivalent to a high explosive like a grenade or C4 and can increase or decrease depending on how much energy she focuses into the circle.
Elemental Augment:Sarah can add elemental energy (wind, light, fire, water, ice, earth) to any weapon. for a gun, she adds the augment to the clip/magazine and/or bullets. or to a sword, knife, or arrows. When in her dark state the Light element is replaced with Darkness and the elements gain area of effect properties making them much more powerful but more dangerous as well.





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"If there is anything you want, anything at all, come to me. I'll be your Guardian Angel."





Romantic Interest:
TBA

Character Opinions:

Muse

Liliane

Hive

History:
Sarah has absolutely no knowledge of where she comes from. She only remembers waking up in intense pain from the newly grown wings from her back. She had to fend for herself for quite sometime and was able to find a momentary job. The owners were an elderly couple who were mages that did not know how to treat her as they suspected her of being a demon but at the same time Sarah looked different than any demon they'd ever heard of. They wondered if maybe she was an angel. The old couple eventually took a liking to Sarah and taught her many things including painting, gardening which included making a smoke-able herb that was good for health and getting her a musical instrument to play. Sarah felt happy despite her amnesia until finally she outlived the couple. The store was forced to close because people feared Sarah as being an untrained demon. She found it hard to find anyone else to accept her and that's when the nightmares surfaced. The representatives from the Survival Kit Academy sought Sarah out due to the numerous reports of an angel/demon living on the outskirts of an old town. Some wanted her taken out of fear or her while many others just wanted her to have a new place to stay out of pity for her being left behind by the generous old couple.

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So begins...

Sarah Rayne's Story

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Character Portrait: Memphis Character Portrait: Cleo Gardenia Character Portrait: Ruzik R. Character Portrait: Bugby Marshall Character Portrait: laurence Snow Character Portrait: Kasumi Toshiko Character Portrait: Etelka Lantos Character Portrait: Hive Character Portrait: Kou Usagi Character Portrait: Muse Character Portrait: Dúyè Character Portrait: Midora Kurayami Character Portrait: Mikari Akigawa Character Portrait: Ichiro Ogura Character Portrait: Sarah Rayne Character Portrait: Liliane Auringer
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Memphis





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It was already late morning as a trail of thick smoke puffed quickly through the air along behind the tall figure that walked down the hallway in a rather hasty fashion. His name was Memphis, the newly appointed Headmaster of the Academy – a demon no less who has been put in charge of influencing the young minds of those he was suppose to help and guide in their time at the school. Quick steps echoed through the hall as he made his way to his office, a half-burnt out cigarette hanging over the side of his lower lip as he bit down hard and inhaled a deep breath.

Upon his arrival there had been a few changes put in place which caused some minor issues for the demon to deal with, such as new students arriving and the removal of old ones. Due to this the morning class had been delayed for a short time which allowed the students to wander the academy in the meantime, awaiting some form of structure to their day. However some may notice that some of their classmates were not around and the headmaster could only hope he explained things soon to avoid any unnecessary uprising amongst the youths.

"What a palaver." He sighed and dropped his shoulders, before nudging the door open and heading into his office, though only for a moment. The morning so far had been less than organized and the demon needed to get things on track – which meant getting the students to class and his colleagues in order, especially since he hadn’t met any of his staff yet though he assumed they had been made aware of his sudden arrival – somehow. He quickly made his way over to his desk – well it was his now though some of the prior headmasters belongings were still there – and accessed the academy’s intercom system.

"Attention students this is your new acting Headmaster. I realize this morning has been a bit chaotic but for now if you would, make your way to your designated classroom – that is an order. Mr. Kurayami, Mr. Akigawa and Miss Rayne, you are also wanted at class." Short but to the point. That was Memphis.

The intercom system was connected to every location within the academy, so all the students should have heard him and hopefully would begin to make their way to their classroom. Likewise his staff too. Turning the demon took his leave and exited the office, before making his way down to the classroom. With a shrug he continued on his way down the hallway, raising a hand as he ran it through his hair and unenthusiastically thought of how endless the day already felt. What was he suppose to do with these kids? What were they even like? The demon smirked a little as his curiosity grew and soon enough he arrived at the classroom and made his way in, opening and closing the door behind him as he took a seat at one of the desks. Swinging his legs up he rested the heel of his boots against the surface of the desk, leaning back in his chair as he crossed his arms against his chest. After all no one was about so he could make himself comfortable in the meantime, as he parted his lips slightly and let his burnt cigarette fall to the floor, before popping out another that quickly replaced the former and the demon inhaled deeply.

"Well, looks like the fun will begin soon enough." The demon yawned a little and stretched his legs. The teachers ought to arrive soon, and maybe even some students might arrive early! But he wouldn't hold his breath. "Maybe I should plan out exactly what we’re going to be doing for this class – or even what I’m going to say." He huffed, digging into one of his pockets as he brought out a crumpled piece of paper with his crude handwriting scribbled all over it. Looking over the notes he then reached over, grabbing a clipboard with names jotted down on it – presumably the students of the class, and began familiarizing himself with the names and information.





Cleo Gardenia





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Cleo was wide awake and already up and about the academy. Since their morning class had been delayed for a wee bit of time, the feline figured she’d grab something to snack on in the meantime until told otherwise. Whilst in the cafeteria the girl prowled around and looked at what was on offer, eyeing up all the goodies before settling on an apple and a packet of chocolaty-treats. After all breakfast was an important meal and the girl was set on not missing it!

“Maybe I should bring something for Buggie and Ichi." She pondered for a moment, snatching up some treats for the boys before stuffing them all into her pockets. Reaching over she swiped another packet of chocolates before walking away contently. As she was about to bite into her apple her ears perked up at that moment as an unfamiliar voice suddenly filled the air – the Headmaster, or rather new one. Did they get a new one already? Didn’t they just start? Cleo raised a questioning brow.

"Attention students this is your new acting Headmaster. I realize this morning has been a bit chaotic but for now if you would, make your way to your designated classroom – that is an order. Mr. Kurayami, Mr. Akigawa and Miss Rayne, you are also wanted at class." It said before falling silent.

Well, it looked like her free time had come to an end as the students were summoned to the classroom. With a shrug the feline bit into her apple before heading out of the cafeteria and began making her way to the room. On the way there the girl couldn’t help but wonder if everyone else got the message, and who would be first? A smile formed on her lips as she thought of her friends and teammates, and a general feeling of excitement filled her being at that moment.

A short time later the feline arrived at the classroom and made her way inside, dropping her eaten apple in the bin before taking her seat. Her eyes immediately fell onto the red-haired figure at the desk, who either hadn’t noticed her quite yet – or was just uninterested. The girl sat in silence for at least a minute before leaning forward on her desk and waving to the man that was busy looking over some notes, or something at least.

“Hi! I’m Cleo – are you the Headmaster guy that was speaking earlier?" She asked and titled her head, leaning back in her seat as she watched the figure carefully. However he never answered her question, actually he never really looked to the girl at all. Lowering her ears Cleo slumped her shoulders and focused her attention to the door to see who entered next.





Ruzik R.





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Ruzik was begrudgingly awake and moving himself around the academy after being informed that their morning class had been put on hold temporarily. He hadn’t really slept and was a little lost as to what to do with himself for the time being. His insides felt twisted and he could already feel his hunger creeping up on him slowly – the only good thing he was really feeling at that moment.

As he walked along he looked at all the students he passed, gradually wondering what exactly was going on that would cause such a delay in their academic schedule. Not that he was really complaining mind you, Ruzik wasn’t exactly the best student the academy had and really the more free time they got was welcomed – albeit he was a bit bored during it. Friends weren’t exactly his forte, he didn’t have many at this point in time, but of course he didn’t want any either! Did he?

As the red-head wandered down a hallway he heard a voice suddenly speak, tiling his gaze up to a speaker held up in one of the corners of the hall. "Attention students this is your new acting Headmaster. I realize this morning has been a bit chaotic but for now if you would, make your way to your designated classroom – that is an order. Mr. Kurayami, Mr. Akigawa and Miss Rayne, you are also wanted at class." So they had a new Headmaster? Ruzik thought briefly over this, smirking just a little. Did that mean he was free of those damn pills? Oh if only. The demon felt a slight twinge in his lower stomach and let out an uneasy sigh in response, as he straightened himself up and continued on his way. Surprisingly he opted to go to class; perhaps it would enlighten his boredom just a bit.

A short while later he arrive at the room and promptly entered, sparing a moment to look at the figure who sat slumped and puffing on a cigarette, though seemed to pay little attention to things around him. Unbothered, the demon then noticed the familiar cat-girl sitting looking in his direction and offered her a small smile. Sitting behind her, he place his elbows on the desk and leaned forward, before tapping her shoulder.




Cleo turned and faced the boy, ears twitching just a little. She remembered him from the day before and how he stormed off, somewhat crazily. Though hesitant to converse with him the girl decided she should make an effort at least. “Yeah?"

”Looks like we’re first to arrive, and your that cat-girl from the other day?” He asked, though knew he was fairly right in saying it. Cleo was hard to not remember after all, especially with her defining features.

“Uh-huh, and your that demon who stormed off all crazy like, eh?" She teased and playfully twitched her eyebrows. “lookie-here. If you don’t go all moody on me again I may just start to like yah." Sliding round in her seat she faced him directly and rested her arms on the edge of his desk, shifting forward as her ears lowered a rather amusing way. “Let’s start again? I’m Cleo, please to meet yah, Ruzik."

The redhead merely shrugged in a sort-of agreeing manner. Maybe he ought to make some friends, though either way the cat-girl wasn’t entirely bad and was pretty attractive, so it worked for him. ”Sure, alright. Nice to meet you Cleo.”

Smiling, the girl spun back around and moved down in her seat, leaning backwards as she rested the back of her head against his desk and looked up to the boy with an amusing grin. “So, who you betting turns up next?"

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Character Portrait: Memphis Character Portrait: Cleo Gardenia Character Portrait: Ruzik R. Character Portrait: Bugby Marshall Character Portrait: laurence Snow Character Portrait: Kasumi Toshiko Character Portrait: Etelka Lantos Character Portrait: Hive Character Portrait: Kou Usagi Character Portrait: Muse Character Portrait: Midora Kurayami Character Portrait: Mikari Akigawa Character Portrait: Ichiro Ogura Character Portrait: Sarah Rayne Character Portrait: Liliane Auringer
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It seems that Kou still had quite a ways to go in order to learn to control her teleportation as last night she had sneezed while in the shower and had ended up in Ichiro, Cleo, and Bugby's dorm. Thankfully it had only been for a second or two before she managed to collect her wits and teleport back to her room so the casualties were limited but the whole ordeal had been very stressful for the rabbit and she had gone to sleep with pink hair. This morning when she awoke it had gone back to blue and for a few minutes Kou was able to hope it had all been a dream until she went into the bathroom and realized she had dropped her conditioner when she teleported so the bottle was now lost between a rift of space and time.

Hopefully it would reanimate itself somewhere, but when and where Kou had no idea. The demon tried not to stress over it as she rolled out of bed and onto the floor, pulling the covers along with her. Today was going to be a long day and she wasn't sure if she was ready to face the three whom she had thought of as friends before. Hopefully this would change nothing between them, maybe they would all just have a good laugh and move on? Or they could think of Kou as some weirdo and she would have lost the only friends she managed to make. Kou ran her fingers through her hair, her locks turning pink. She got dressed quickly and exited the dorm, hoping to Tsukuyomi or whatever other God that they hadn't seen anything and going to the cafeteria in hopes of making it to breakfast before their morning class.

The dining room was empty save for a few scattered souls who were using their free time to study in the corners of the large space. Kou looked at the the different foods on display and settled on some sort of breakfast wrap filled with vegetables and eggs. She sat alone by a window, nibbling on the edges of the tortilla and deciding that she wasn't hungry. She was about to leave when something caught her eye and quickly Kou stuffed two lollipops into the pockets of her dress, remembering how Ruzik had reacted to the sweets the day prior. An announcement protruded through the air, slicing through the silence like a knife.

"Attention students this is your new acting Headmaster. I realize this morning has been a bit chaotic but for now if you would, make your way to your designated classroom – that is an order. Mr. Kurayami, Mr. Akigawa and Miss Rayne, you are also wanted at class." So it was finally time? Kou picked up her pace, her heels clicking briskly on the tiled floor as she made her way to the classroom where her peers would be. Kou was prepared for the worst, once more her hair had returned to blue but she knew it wouldn't stay that way once she entered the space where the three were. Maybe she should skip class to avoid them? No, Kou did not want to be on the teacher's and new headmaster's bad side on the second day of school.

There were only two other students in the classroom when she entered, Cleo and Ruzik. The two were chatting pleasantly enough by the window and at the front of the room was a red haired male smoking a cigarette with his dirty boots up on the desk. He clearly couldn't be bothered by their presence and so Kou stepped into the classroom, wondering where she should sit or if she should use this opportunity to escape from the area and hide in the garden for the morning lessons.

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She awoke with no memory, florescent lights blinded the girl, startling her emerald eyes and prompting them to hide behind her closed lids. She did not want to face the day, not when her mind was swimming with missing pieces and patches of things that she did not quite understand. For days Muse had been floating in this half dream state with nothing but a name to cling to. Whenever she attempted to think back to the events that had landed her in this tiny white room it came up as stark as the walls and a headache would split through her skull.

Muse lolled her head to the side, resting her horns against the shredded pillow she had torn up during a particularly bad night. Occasionally a mage or two would enter to replace the magical seal that prevented Muse from using her abilities but even if they took it off she had no idea how they worked or what they even were. Precautions in case she regained her memories, they would say and then walk out; leaving the demon in a state of weakness that would send her back into sleep. Sometimes she would awake to the scent of food but it was always false; no meals were to be had in this prison and once more Muse would go right back to sleep; waiting for the mages do decide her fate.

Today when she awoke there were three; one held a bag with a change of clothes, the other exchanged the talisman stuck on her back and the third held her down so the other two could do their jobs. Soon Muse was dressed and sitting up, which was a step above what she had done yesterday. Her torn black dress was placed in the waste bin and Muse was left alone for a few minutes to inspect the new garments. A pair of black shorts adorned her legs with tall buttons that went up to her waist. Above that was a white top, a slightly creamer shade then the walls and a black jacket that was a size too big. She observed her reflection in the mirror but began to grow perturbed; the longer Muse stared the more she hated the demon that looked back at her. A scream ripped from her throat and she lunged at it, punching her reflection. The three mages from before returned to the room, two pulling her back from the mirror as she attempted to rip out the guts of the demon that was in the glass. The third cleaned up the fragments and went to the first aid kit on the table, wrapping Muse's knuckles which she had injured and were leaking blood.

"Time to go," a fourth mage had appeared in the doorway and soon they were following him, Muse walking between the four of them with deliberately slow steps. She had no idea where they were headed, for all Muse knew it could be to her execution. Instead they led the female to a car where one of the mages showed her how to use the seat belt and they sent her off with the warning to behave. The sunlight burned the demons eyes and she hissed, closing them and looking down. There were three mages in the car, two in the front and one sitting beside her. The one to her left reached over and pulled the curtain up so that the sunlight could not bother her and relieved Muse managed to look up and stare out as they drove.

They soon pulled up to a large gate with foreign words written across the top. The car stopped and one of the mages led Muse inside, handing her a piece of paper with directions to a classroom. "You're to meet your instructor and classmates there."

"I don't understand... Why aren't you going to execute me?" Muse questioned, tilting her head to the side as a frown crept onto her lips. "The head mage of the UK branch has decided to take pity on you. He says that we cannot punish you for your actions since you have no recollection of them." Muse's frown deepened at these troubling words; it was true her memory was gone. But what would happen when it came back? "Run along now before he changes his mind. Stay out of trouble." Muse turned and walked through the entrance, looking down at the paper in her hands. She could not read this words, she recognized the characters but the way they were strung together made no sense. The frustration made the wings on her back flap a bit and she began walking aimlessly.

It took a while but eventually Muse figured out she had to go to the large building in the center of the campus. Hopefully she could find someone in it who knew where she was supposed to be.

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Character Portrait: Memphis Character Portrait: Ruzik R. Character Portrait: Kou Usagi Character Portrait: Muse Character Portrait: Midora Kurayami Character Portrait: Sarah Rayne Character Portrait: Liliane Auringer
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Sarah woke with a start. It was that nightmare yet again. Each time she prepared for sleep she hoped to have an easy rest and each night her hopes were dashed. It felt real, like the vast empty plains and the darkness was familiar. The only source of light coming from the full moon. As far as the eye could see, there was nothing but openness. But Sarah felt like she had a purpose for being there. Then a sound that echoed would be heard and Sarah would only be filled with a sense of extreme fear and dread. She figured someone about to be executed would feel the same way. It was something she never got used to. Each time Sarah had the dream it felt like she was witnessing it for the first time.

"Attention students this is your new acting Headmaster. I realize this morning has been a bit chaotic but for now if you would, make your way to your designated classroom – that is an order. Mr. Kurayami, Mr. Akigawa and Miss Rayne, you are also wanted at class." The voice came from a series of speakers that were installed in the ceiling of Sarah's apartment. She thought they were just for the entertainment systems but it looks like they were also linked to the PA system. The sound wasn't loud and at a comfortable volume.

Then she realized that the man mentioned he was the new Headmaster. What had happened to Midora? Had he also left? There were so many people in and out of the school in just a day. And that was only for the classes of the new mages and demons. Sarah still had little clue as to what it was like for the rest of the classes at the school.

Sarah got herself dressed and got her satchel. The papers from the assessment were still inside and unread due to the random rise and falls in the roster. She still had to make her way across campus to get to the classroom. Sarah, once again, took out her pack of cigarettes and saw that it was almost empty. She'd have to either go by the store to gather herbs to make more or get some from the garden. She didn't know what the garden held or if there were any herbs being grown. Sarah guessed it wouldn't hurt to check there first since it was much closer than the store considering the garden was on campus. As she inhaled the first bit of the cigarette she noticed a petite girl walking around, obviously, in search of something. Her eyes would glance at the paper she held then look around. Her slow pace is would made it evident she wasn't sure where she was going.

Another student or teacher, again?

The girl had horns as well as small bat-like wings which made it obvious she was a demon. Her wings reminded Sarah of her own. They seemed much too small to carry a person, yet, there they were.

"Excuse me." Sarah called out as she walked up to the girl with a welcoming smile on her face. "Couldn't help but notice you looked to be searching for something." Sarah glanced at the girl's paper. The teacher's assumption was correct. This girl was, indeed, a new student to the school as well as Sarah's class. [color=#1A158A]"It seems you and I are headed for the same destination. I am one of two of the instructors to the classes you are going to be attending. My name is Ms. Rayne. If you follow me I'll take you to where we need to be."





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Lilianne felt all too familiar as she slept in the room alone again. The two empty beds taunting only what could have been. She hated the fact that the room was so big. It was too big for one person. An announcement over the PA speakers somewhere in the room made her stir. A new Headmaster? It didn't mean too much for her. There weren't many established rules so if those changed, then it would take little to no time to adjust.

As Lili got ready for class and headed out the door her thoughts switched to the Incubus. The fact that she'd have to sit in the same room as the demon made her fill dirty. She was fine with any other type of demons but it was the Incubus that changed her life in the first place. She learned that the demon was the reason why Liliane was abandoned. Her mother got mixed in with one and it wanted the girl dead. Luckily, her mother dropped her off at the orphanage instead. Liliane's mother was most likely killed at the hands of the demon shortly after. While Lili was in the training program she was told of these events. She didn't know why. It may have been part training to help her with her emotions because it was the first and only time Lili had cried. They didn't mention the identity of the Incubus and for good reason. Liliane would have used her training to break out of the facility and go on a manhunt to track the demon down and kill him.

Now the closest thing to the being that ruined her life was in her class. She was reminded of this as Liliane finally made her way to class and opened the door. Liliane had brought her Kitsune mask for strength. If the demon ever tried to interact with her it would be the only thing keeping Lili from throwing herself at him. The mask kept her calm. Lili saw a man at the teacher's desk with his feet resting on it. She wondered if he was the new Headmaster. As Liliane walked by the man she found herself glaring at the red haired demon as he made light conversation with the rabbit eared girl. She made sure to sit as far from the Incubus as possible. As Liliane sat down she embraced her mask and tried not to think of her mother. She just tried to remember her training of controlling her emotions.

"If you let them control you then you often did stupid things." That's what her drill sergeant told her. It was then she noticed that she was one of the early students to come to class. Lili just wanted Sarah to show up. The sight of a familiar face should help calm her down as well.

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Character Portrait: Memphis Character Portrait: Cleo Gardenia Character Portrait: Ruzik R. Character Portrait: Bugby Marshall Character Portrait: Kasumi Toshiko Character Portrait: Etelka Lantos Character Portrait: Kou Usagi Character Portrait: Muse Character Portrait: Dúyè Character Portrait: Midora Kurayami Character Portrait: Mikari Akigawa Character Portrait: Ichiro Ogura Character Portrait: Sarah Rayne Character Portrait: Liliane Auringer Character Portrait: Laurence Snow
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A presence made itself aware behind her and Kou moved out of the way so that Bugby could get into the classroom. She managed to keep her hair from turning pink again as she once more recalled the incident from last night and was glad to see that he did not seem affected by it. "Oh hello Kou," the demon uttered in his devilishly adorable accent. "Morning," the rabbit responded cheerfully as if she had not a care in the world. ”Are you going to join us?” Kou was genuinely surprised by the offer and it showed on her face. ”I mean, you can sit with us if you want. Y-You don't have to I just, ah... you get the idea.”

She smiled, one of her ears flopping over into her face at the same time. "I would love to," Kou said and pushed it back up as Ruzik called out to her and gestured to the empty desk beside him. Rather then sitting in the place beside him she sat on Ruzik's desk, figuring they had a few more minutes until class began and teasing him would be much easier this way then awkwardly leaning over a table.

"Morning Cleo," Kou said to the feline and resisted the urge to pet the cat demon's head. Her ears twitched and it made Kou want to squeeze the girl, but she did not want to invade Cleo's space even though Cleo had made it clear that she didn't mind being pet. Kou knew that she herself did not like it when people randomly touched her ears and she would not do to others what she did not want done to herself (at least for now). It was then that the cat brought out a packet of chocolaty treats and offered some to the group. Ruzik refused of course with a look of disgust declaring that he did not eat such things.

She had noticed Ruzik's smug grin that he shot at Mikari and wondered what that was about. A rivalry perhaps? Or some sort of shared secret? Either way Kou did not particularly care because it wasn't any of her business what the teacher and incubus did outside of the classroom. If it was something scandalous not doubt she would have heard as the rumor mill in this school was worse then those celebrity tabloids at the supermarket. Kou noticed someone new sitting in the back of the room and that Etelka had strode over to him, her new mage perhaps? Oh she had yet to thank the other demon for fixing her dress!

Kou hopped off of Ruzik's desk and went over to Etelka who was no doubt going to act as though she were a servant to this mage. The poor demon could not seem to get through her head that they were teammates, they were not here to serve but to work together. She tapped Etelka's shoulder to draw the demon's attention and said"Thank you for fixing my dress," Kou gave a little spin so Etelka could see the full extent of her handiwork. "It's as good as new thanks to you."

It was then that Kou got a good look at the mage who was sitting down. The air of power he gave off was enticing and she made a note to keep an eye on this one as he could prove to be especially interesting. "Hello there," the rabbit gave a little wave before heading back to her spot on Ruzik's desk. Ichiro was saying something to Cleo and Bugby, he seemed to have no desire to sit next to them and went to join Liliane in the back. ”Do you think that mage really cares about you – a demon? No, he doesn’t. You’re just some demon he’s grouped with, and sure he may say he’s your friend and all, but who’s he sitting with at the end of the day? Not you.” Kou frowned she caught the tail end of Ruzik's statement. She had acquainted herself with Ichiro yesterday and he had seemed like a perfectly pleasant person as far as humans went although she didn't trust him. “Nah, Ichiro is totally not like that at all." Cleo replied although she seemed a bit distant as if her mind were occupied by other thoughts.

Kou looked down at Ruzik and realized he was in pain. "I brought this from the cafeteria," she said and quickly retrieved a lollipop from her pocket. "Want to try it?" Kou held the sweet under his nose, hoping he would take it.

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Muse was incredibly frustrated by this whole ordeal, how dare those mages simply drop her off and expect her to know how to navigate this giant campus! She was ready to tear the paper up and burn the building to the ground and just as Muse was about to a woman appeared. "Excuse me." The female strode to where Muse was standing, she had large feathery wings and dark silky hair that bounced as she walked. Even from her position Muse could smell the putrid stench of cigarettes. "Couldn't help but notice you looked to be searching for something." Muse said nothing as the woman glanced at the paper in the demon's hands and nodded her head as if to confirm something. "It seems you and I are headed for the same destination. I am one of two of the instructors to the classes you are going to be attending. My name is Ms. Rayne. If you follow me I'll take you to where we need to be."

The demon was relieved, now she wouldn't have to burn the building to the ground. Not that she could with the talisman stuck to her back. "Um th-thank you," Muse replied awkwardly and followed the lady-Ms. Rayne she had called herself up a grand staircase and to a classroom that was bustling with students already. She felt lost in the sea of bodies and stood in the doorway, taking a step back.

Too crowded! Too many people! Panic filled her and Muse turned to attempt to leave but she was blocked by the tall figure of Ms. Rayne. Muse took two steps back, going further into the room and felt her wings flutter a bit as her nerves were set on edge, tightened like a coil about to pop.

How was she expected to work with all of these other students? Perhaps they were to kill each other? A last man standing type ordeal? No, the mages had told her she was not to kill anyone. If she did it would spell the end for Muse so unless ordered to she was not to harm anyone. But what if it was an accident? What if her horns cut into someone's flesh? Or something spooked her and she raked them with her claws? Too many hazards, too many risks. Were they expecting her to fail? Or perhaps this was all some sort of sick joke and they were going to execute Muse in the end anyways? She grit her teeth and rolled her hands into fists, nails biting into her palms. No, Muse was not going to fail. She would show that damn UK branch that she was determined to succeed!

Muse looked at the paper in her hands, the one she had crunched up when she balled them into fists and realized there were two more pictures on it besides the map of the school. The demon looked up from the image and to a girl sitting at the back of the class, realizing that they matched. Was this to be her teammate? There was a name written under it as well as a few other words, not that Muse could read them. She stuffed the paper into the pocket of her jacket and walked over, interrupting the conversation the female was having with a male who was clearly a mage; the amount of light rolling off of him was sickening and it made Muse want to vomit.

She focused her attention on the red head and wondered what the mask was for. Some sort of talisman? Or maybe it turned into a weapon? So many questions. "My name is Muse, your picture was on the paper they gave me." She retrieved the sheet from her pocket, wondering why she had put it there in the first place and showed it to the female. "I can't read this language so I don't know what to make of it. Are you perhaps my mage?"

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Character Portrait: Memphis Character Portrait: Ruzik R. Character Portrait: Muse Character Portrait: Midora Kurayami Character Portrait: Mikari Akigawa Character Portrait: Ichiro Ogura Character Portrait: Sarah Rayne Character Portrait: Liliane Auringer
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"It probably sounds like a really bad reason to dislike someone greatly, but I'm usually good at reading people and first impressions stick with me most of the time. I bet you have a much better reason for disliking him." Liliane was about to reply when a girl walked up to them. She was the type of demon that was described in books and stories. Horns and wings without feathers. Liliane hadn't even noticed that Sarah had walked in either. It wasn't like her to lose focus of her surroundings.

"My name is Muse, your picture was on the paper they gave me." Must took a sheet of paper from her pocket and showed it to Lili. "I can't read this language so I don't know what to make of it. Are you perhaps my mage?" Liliane looked over the paper and sure enough there she was. But she also noticed that Hive was there as well. Was he part of Lili's group now? A part of Lili was relieved. It was someone she knew and on top of that Hive was one of the few allies at the school thus far.

"Yes, I am the mage of our group. I am pleased to meet you, Muse. My name is Liliane Auringer. You may call me Liliane. It seems our other team mate is not here yet. I do hope we can all get along." Lili pointed her hand towards the other mage sitting with her. "This is Ichiro. He is another mage.' Liliane paused realizing that Muse probably just got to the school. So she decided to slow down the process of giving information for the time being. She had to make Muse feel more comfortable at least. Lili pointed to the desk in front of hers.


"Please, sit. I will only give you information if you ask for it unless it otherwise seems necessary for the moment. So don't hesitate to ask me for anything you need help with." Lili stole a look at Ruzik remembering his taunt from earlier. She then turned her attention back to Muse. "I'd advise you keep away from the red haired demon over there, with the glasses. He is a negative influence in just about every way possible. He may approach you because of your attractive looks. I suggest not being polite in the way you reject him so he will understand you are not interested." Lili let out a breath. She was not accustomed to this much speech at once. "So, Muse, please tell us about yourself. Where you come from and what power you bring with you."




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Sarah could tell Muse was nervous. Sarah thought she was going to half to console the girl. But then her eyes changed to reflect inner strength. She then walked straight up to Liliane and another boy whom Sarah only knew as a mage. Sarah was glad that Lili was talking with others. The girl was the only mage to lose both team mates. Sarah could see that Muse was also part of her group that she would be specifically in charge of as well.

It seemed that Muse and the two mages were talking comfortably with each other so Sarah finally turned her full attention to the staff in the front of the class. Midora and Mikari were there. It would be odd thinking of him as her equal now instead of her superior but she would get used to it quickly since it was only a day's worth of habits to change. Then she turned to, what she guessed, was the new headmaster. He had a much different air to him than Midora. The aura around him danced and was restless. Even in his appearance and his body language he was much more informal. This could lead to good and bad conclusions. He seemed a bit more comfortable to be around. But then again students might try to challenge him more often.

Sarah also noticed he smoked as well. But most likely not the same type of cigarettes as Sarah.

"Hello, Headmaster. It is a pleasure to meet you. My name is Sarah Rayne. I hope we will get along in the future." Sarah held out her hand. It was always a habit when meeting someone new. It also told Sarah very much about whoever shook it.

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Character Portrait: Memphis Character Portrait: Cleo Gardenia Character Portrait: Ruzik R. Character Portrait: Bugby Marshall Character Portrait: Kasumi Toshiko Character Portrait: Etelka Lantos Character Portrait: Hive Character Portrait: Kou Usagi Character Portrait: Muse Character Portrait: Dúyè Character Portrait: Midora Kurayami Character Portrait: Mikari Akigawa Character Portrait: Ichiro Ogura Character Portrait: Sarah Rayne Character Portrait: Liliane Auringer Character Portrait: Laurence Snow
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"I brought this from the cafeteria," Ruzik heard Kou say and slowly raised his head to face the girl with a curious stare. In moment or so the rabbit held out a lollipop to the demon. "Want to try it?" The redhead was very surprised to see such a thing, since he had discovered that lollipops were quite nice, but how did she know? Or was it just luck? Regardless the demon accepted the lollipop and unwrapped it before popping it into his mouth.

”Thanks.” He said, before actually forming a slight smile. The redhead didn’t really know what else to do or say at that moment, he seemed just a little awkward as he looked away briefly, before quietly muttering, ”I’m… sorry for running away the other day.” Refocusing his stare onto the rabbit-girl, Ruzik tried to regain some form of composure as he adjusted himself in his seat. ”I mean, well it was hardly surprising anyway. You pissed me off, so yeah. Whatever.”

Casually grinning as he usually did, the demon leaned forward and rested one arm against the desk whilst sliding his other hand up and onto one of the girls thighs. Well, she was on his desk so he could hardly resist! With the lollipop still in his mouth the redhead playfully nudged it about with the tip of his tongue, before adjusting his arm and raising his other hand up and around the side of the girl’s waist. ”You look pretty sexy on that desk, you’re like the hottest girl in this room.” With a light pull, he scooped the girl up and slide her off the desk and onto his lap. His hand that was originally sat against her waist was now up and around her shoulders, whilst the other was still placed firmly on the side of her thigh. ”But you look more enticing up against me.”

From the corner of his eye he noticed another entering the classroom, as well as a teacher he assumed. Watching, the girl walked over to the mages and Ruzik could only assume all the bad things they were likely saying about him, but still, the horned girl was strangely alluring to him. Not that he was surprised, if anything it was just a natural reaction of his towards anything, really. He continued to look at the attractive female for a few seconds more before pulling his attention away and returning his focus onto Kou. A more smug grin filled his features just then, as he leaned closer to her and whispered, ”You know, if you really want to make me feel better we could ditch this class and go to my dorm. Get it off, then get it on, as they say.”

It was as if he was oblivious to the awkwardness of their relationship. Though Ruzik was very much aware of the confusion that lingered within him, however when it came to one thing then he’d prefer to not think of such emotions – they’d only ruin it. Without really thinking the demon lowered his hand from around her shoulders and brought it down towards her tail, as he began to run his fingers through it softly, as if stroking it. That tail was adorable. Ruzik also just wanted to see if he could get her hair to turn pink, or whatever other reaction would spring from the little rabbit on his lap.




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Cleo let out a small giggle as Bugby tried to get her ears upright. For sure, whenever perked up it did signify the felines happiness, and in a way it was sweet of her teammate to try what he did. ”Cheer up, alright? He'll be back.” He said, and the girl only hoped he was right. In fact, she knew he was right – hopefully. Ichiro would hang with them when they had a group activity, surely? ”Go on, have some. You know you wanna?” Just then the green-haired boy offered her the chocolates that she had given him, and though not wanting to take all his treats, she did however accept a few to begin with. She noticed his efforts to comfort her, even his smile and voice were clearly an effort as Bugby wasn’t usually so, well, affectionate in a way.

Taking a few of the chocolates from the packet the girl ate one, holding the few others in her other hand. ”Thanks Buggie, I’ll try not to eat all the chocolates.” She laughed before cramming the last few she had into her mouth, swallowing them down moments after. Leaning over the feline rubbed the side of her head against his shoulder as a sign of her appreciation, a purr soon following as she twitched her ears contently. ”You know, we so gotta get Ichiro back. Maybe jump him in his sleep, or scare him, ha.” She said with a playful hint of evil, as it was all meant in good nature of course.

Pulling away she slumped in her seat, eyeing up the teachers for a moment, before eventually peering round in her chair as she looked to Ichiro again. The feline couldn’t help but want the mage to be at her side, and also wondered what she could do to gain his attention. It was then that she noticed Ruzik and Kou getting pretty comfortable with one another, and only then did a realization hit her that the cat-girl felt the need to get conformation on it. ”Oh my lordie Kou, is he your boyfriend?!” She asked in a half-whisper before moving fully round on her chair, especially noticing how the pair of demons was sat and the insinuations their closeness suggested. And, it would explain their mysterious meetings and how they went off together the other day.

Cleo herself had never had a boyfriend, but she knew the signs of how a couple acted and such. Raising a brow, she reached over and grabbed Bugby before spinning the boy round and holding him close to her. She was so caught up in her thoughts that she felt the need to share them with the closest person. ”Psst, Bugby. What do you think?” The feline questioned, pressing her face against his as she gave the boy a mischievous grin.




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Tilting his head, Memphis noticed a woman enter the room and promptly she approached him. "Hello, Headmaster. It is a pleasure to meet you. My name is Sarah Rayne. I hope we will get along in the future." She said and held out her hand, and after a few seconds of pondering it over, the demon soon raised his hand and held hers as they shook hands. Memphis wasn’t really the type for handshakes though he didn’t necessarily reject them either. They were too formal for his personal liking, but figured for the sake of getting off to a good stare he’d go along with it.

"Hello, Miss Rayne. It is good of you to join us, and I am sure we will get along perfectly fine." He replied before releasing her hand. "In case you are unaware yet, your group has been changed and you now have Hive and Muse though Liliane is still within your care. If you would, please take a seat with Mr. Kurayami and Mr. Akigawa. The class is just about to begin shortly." Having informed the woman the demon moved his attention towards the class and took a few steps towards them, as he stood in front of the rows of desks.

Raising a hand he slide two fingers up and caught his cigarette before removing it from his lips entirely, exhaling thick smoke whilst doing so. Clearing his throat he retained a rather emotionless expression, as he began to speak. "Alright everybody, take your seats and sit quietly. Class will be commencing shortly. You will be informed of what your exercise is for this morning though I must warn you it is an important assessment and you must act wisely." With that said, he felt it was interesting to give them a little hint of what their activity would be, though also keep them in a slight suspense. With a slight smirk on his lips, he returned his cigarette to the side of his mouth and inhaled contently.

Just realizing, the demon spun round and picked up a clipboard with the students names scribbled down it. Facing the students once more he continued, "Some of you may notice your groups are not the same, or some of your classmates are no longer here. The new groups are as such; Group 1 is Laurence Snow, Etelka Lantos and Dúyè. Group 2 is Liliane Auringer, Muse and Hive. Group 3 is Ichiro Ogura, Cleo Gardenia and Bugby Marshall. Lastly, Group 4 is Kasumi Toshiko, Ruzik Rosaline and Kou Usagi." With a confident nod he sat the clipboard back on the desk and added, "Your teachers are still the same however Group 1 will now have myself as their teacher - good luck." With all said for now the demon returned to perching himself on the side of the desk as he sat, awaiting the students to be ready as the class was soon to begin.

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Kou was glad Ruzik had taken the lollipop, he had an adorable expression of surprise and delight on his face and Kou couldn't help but smile at how he seemed so innocent in that moment. "No problem," she shrugged and brushed a strand of hair from her face. ”I’m… sorry for running away the other day.” The rabbit was surprised by his apology, Kou had nearly forgotten about the events of the previous day and how he freaked out due to his hunger and her trying to make him take the pills. ”I mean, well it was hardly surprising anyway. You pissed me off, so yeah. Whatever.”

"Yeah, well it's not like it's the first time you've done that." Kou replied with a shrug, "And I hardly doubt it'll be the last." He placed his hand on her thigh then, a move Kou had been expecting. She was surprised he hadn't done it sooner to be honest. ”You look pretty sexy on that desk, you’re like the hottest girl in this room.” A giggle erupted from within her that she couldn't help but release at that ridiculous comment. Ruzik suddenly slid Kou off of the desk and she yelped as she landed in his lap. Kou quickly pulled down her dress to ensure that no one could see her panties. ”But you look more enticing up against me.”

"R-Ruzik," Kou stuttered, unsure of what to say. She noticed his attention flutter towards a new comer, a girl with black hair and horns. The female was clearly the embodiment of the word demon and she could tell that Ruzik was going to try something on her. It hardly came as a surprise as Ruzik would try to lay with anything that had a pulse. Cleo asked her a question then, seemingly just noticing that Kou was on Ruzik's lap. "Something like that, yeah." The rabbit replied with a smile as Ruzik turned his attention back to her. ”You know, if you really want to make me feel better we could ditch this class and go to my dorm. Get it off, then get it on, as they say.”

Kou placed her hands on his chest and leaned forward to whisper in his ears, "If you're a good boy during class I'll give you a treat later." She leaned back so that she was sitting up again and winked. He removed his hands from her shoulders and began stroking her tail, a move that made her cheeks-and hair turn bright pink. Unlike touching her ears, touching Kou's tail brought her an inexplicable amount of pleasure. Not the sexual kind though, a sort of comforting kind like when you scratched the ears of a dog.

It was unfair that Ruzik knew all the right buttons to push but she hardly knew any of his. Besides lollipops, sex, and hearts Kou really didn't know what else the incubus liked. The Headmaster suddenly stood up and told them to take their seats. Kou couldn't move though as Ruzik sort of had a hold on her. When he announced their groups her ears stood upright in attention, "We're in the same group!" She turned in Ruzik's lap to face the demon. Did that mean they were going to share a dorm too? Kou didn't mind moving as she hadn't unpacked her things anyways and who was this Kasumi girl that was supposedly their new mage? And Mikari was their teacher? She looked over at the dark mage who seemed to be paying them no mind.

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Muse was relieved that she had been correct, otherwise that could have been quite embarrassing. "Liliane," the demon tried the name out on her tongue, the characters tasting foreign. "Ichiro," The mage pointed to the desk in front of her and told Muse to sit and so the demon sat, not wanting to stand in the isle awkwardly. Muse folded her hands in her lap and her wings on her back to give herself room in the chair. She turned though so that she could face Liliane and the male called Ichiro. Muse noticed quite a few people staring at her and she felt oddly self conscious.

"I'd advise you keep away from the red haired demon over there, with the glasses. He is a negative influence in just about every way possible. He may approach you because of your attractive looks. I suggest not being polite in the way you reject him so he will understand you are not interested." Muse faced forward to look at the red head, an Incubus that was staring back at her. She blinked and turned away, unsure of why he was looking at her like that. Was there something stuck in her horns? She reached up to inspect, but could feel nothing. Occasionally a stray piece of dirt would stick to them; last night she had gotten it tangled in her pillowcase and had shredded the fabric to pieces. "I will be sure to stay away from him," Muse lied.

Although the order came from the mage Muse's curiosity had been piqued. Were the two enemies? If so then Muse would stay away but she wanted to at least acquaint herself with all of the other demons in the class first so she would know which ones were powerful and which ones were a potential threat. If any of them were as apt to killing as Muse was then there were certainly going to be a few fights. Muse would have to be sure to stay out of those. It was then she realized that Liliane had said something else and Muse blinked in surprise.

"You think I'm attractive?" Muse had never thought of herself in that way. She had once had a mage that had abused her body for his pleasure but he had always said he was doing it in the name of research, not because he had found her to be... pretty. In truth Muse was uncomfortable with the thought that someone could find her attractive.

"So, Muse, please tell us about yourself. Where you come from and what power you bring with you." Liliane's voice interrupted her thoughts and Muse looked up at the mage once more. "I originate from London but my last home was on the outskirts of Germany," that was what the mages had told her at least. "I have no memory so I can't really tell you my abilities because I don't know them myself." It was a fact that frustrated Muse to no end. How was she supposed to be of any use to the mage if she couldn't wield her powers? "I also have a talisman stuck to me so I can't use them even if I wanted to." At least not until it was removed.

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Character Portrait: Memphis Character Portrait: Cleo Gardenia Character Portrait: Ruzik R. Character Portrait: Bugby Marshall Character Portrait: Etelka Lantos Character Portrait: Kou Usagi Character Portrait: Muse Character Portrait: Dúyè Character Portrait: Midora Kurayami Character Portrait: Mikari Akigawa Character Portrait: Ichiro Ogura Character Portrait: Sarah Rayne Character Portrait: Liliane Auringer Character Portrait: Laurence Snow
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The mages they brought to this academy truly did not understand the relationship they would be having with demons, yet another who insisted it was fine to refer to him without grace. Still the boy was entirely timid, the way he danced around his words carried almost no force. The boy was clearly more powerful then the cripple, magically and physically, hopefully he shared the same determination, then the Lord may actually be worth serving. "Call me what you please my Lord, it is not my choice," Etelka responded to his question of name calling, the only name that would bother her is if he started to refer to her as 'Lantos'. It may have been given to her as a last name but it was not one she deserved, truly it would be insult to a great man to have his servant live by his families name.

Shortly after another demon joined them in the back, based on her being unrecognized and heading straight for the group she was undoubtedly the masters other demon. The women muttered something in an unusual and foreign language before walking past the two and sitting behind them. The master turned and commented on something she said to the headmaster, Etelka had missed her entry to the room and so had little to add to the comment. The Lord gazed at both the women for some moments, was he sizing them up or simply gazing at their beauty, honestly the servant couldn't care less. He then proceeded to introduce himself and his loyal servant, Etelka bowing her head politely to the odd eyed demon when her name was mentioned.

The rabbit girl suddenly intruded into the trio's business, thanking the maid for the patchwork she had done for her dress. Etelka didn't recall giving that back to the girl, actually since they were no longer group members she had entirely planned on throwing it out. No matter, if the animal took it with her when she moved out Etelka hardly cared, she simply gave the rabbit girl a bland nod. Kou introduced herself to the mage before leaving the group alone and returning to her business. A short silence lasted before the new headmaster master began to speak, turning Etelka's gaze to him.

Her practiced stoic face would not break at the realization that this new headmaster was a demon, but truly had the academy gone mad? The one track mind to locate the new master had caused her to not notice earlier, but truly this 'leader' was a demon. Not only this but he appointed himself as teacher of her group, if he was powerful to become a headmaster it would not be long before he sensed the ire from the servant girl. Still, she had to admit, unlike the previous disappointing headmaster who was the second strongest mage she had ever seen, this was the strongest demon she had ever found. Mikhail would have a run for his money taking this foe on, not that Etelka thought that this headmaster would easily take on Mikhail either.

Still a few moments remained before class, but Etelka hardly had anything to do. She cared little about the new demon, unless the master desired something she had little to say to him. The servant was hardly well versed in the realm of small talk, generally in her life holding conversations was not a skill she needed. One thing perturbing the girl were her urges, already they were returning, squirming their way into her mind. She had told Ruzik that his services would be needed weekly simply because that was her limit, much beyond that and the pain is maddening to the point that she can hardly control herself. For now however, she would ignore the urges. While she had no verbal comments she was constantly keeping the new demon in her sight, hardly trusting them.

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K's eyes snapped open. The crimson irises flickered with light and her pupils dilated to match the light level. She blinked once, her ears straining to catch the faint announcement ringing out across the campus. A new Headmaster- had she been out that long? Standing and brushing bits of dirt off her clothes, she made her way down the hallways. She tracked down the classroom quite easily, and as she entered she analyzed the students sitting there already.

Slipping to the back quietly, she sat just as the man at the front began to call out groups. She rolled her crimson eyes as he stated that she would be paired with Kou and Ruzik. She'd be the third wheel. That was fine by K, though. They could go gallivanting off into the sunset and she wouldn't care. Well, maybe a little.

She snapped back to focus as the man finished. The students seemed to be chattering amongst themselves. She didn't really have any friends out of this crowd, so she stayed back. It would take her decades to start to trust any of these people.

She swept her gaze around the room, looking for unfamiliar faces. She saw a new redhead- they were up to three now, she thought. A new Headmaster and...

She caught sight of a boy with dark curly hair. He looked interesting- K cut off the thought. She didn't surprise herself much anymore, but that certainly did it. Shaking her head, she decided to try and talk to him after class.

Leaning back in her chair, she drifted off before class began.

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As the two Dark Mages sat and observe the classroom quietly, they found it quite interesting to see all of the students are seemingly getting along, at least to a certain degree. Obviously that a few Demons here aren't very fond of the Mages, and some of the Mages are not either towards the Demons, but they only needed to sit back and see how things are going to develop in the meantime. They've done their own jobs well so far and there are no reasons for them not to keep up the good paces. Though a part of them still curious about how things will change with this new Headmaster.

The demon walked around and sat on the edge of the desk before gaining both of their attention. Crossing his arms he leaned in a little closer to them and said, "My master has spoken of you two though I only know you by name. My knowledge of yourselves goes no further than that." He said. Midora turned to face with Memphis as he raised an eyebrow then replied.

"Both of us used to be his students when we're young. He acted like a father to us and he has taught us a lot of things, which is why we had high respects for him. I was a bit surprised when I found out that he is not going to be the new Headmaster, but taken into account of his age right now, despite him being one of a few Mages that I could considered as wise and powerful, I guess it couldn't be helped. But we believe in his decision for making you the Headmaster on his behalf and since you were personally raised by him, we will trust your abilities and hopefully you will be able to make a difference, in a positive way." Midora spoke calmly.

"I too wish for us to work well together, and I assume that you know by now that I am a demon and not a mage?" Memphis continued. "Well, I've actually never worked under a Demon before." Mikari shrugged, "But hey, I've always looking up to Hirukawa-sensei, so I guess we should be able to get along so that we can kick those misfits in shapes." He gave a light-hearted smile, "And yeah, of course we've known that you're a Demon. Dora-chin said that you were actually the first Demon Headmaster ever so I figured that things are gonna change a bit from now, hmm? Anyway, pleasure to work with you, boss."

Leaning back Memphis let a thick puff of smoke escape the side of his mouth before turning to face the students who sat in front of him. Midora doesn't like smoking and either Mikari, but everyone's gotta has some habits and it doesn't really bothering them so they have no comments on that subject. "As you may be aware there are some changes made to the groups. Mr. Kurayami your group is still the same, though Mr. Akigawa instead of Hive you now have Kou, the rabbit demon. I expect you both to keep your students under control and out of trouble, for their own sakes. So far I am being lenient but once this class officially begins I will not tolerate it." Memphis added.

Midora looked on at the students before replying with his usual calm voice and blank expression, yet his aura has became somewhat more intimidating than earlier, "Mercy is not a word in my dictionary. So rest assure, if they did anything that breaks the rules..." Then he turned to Memphis, his irises turned into crimson red as his expression turned somewhat menacing, "...I can make them go through the worst nightmares of their lives if you think it is necessary to do so."

Then he turned away, fixed his gaze back to the students again, "It seems that your master has taught you everything that you should know. However, since you're new with this job, and I think you hasn't knew a lot about this Academy yet, feel free to ask. I could even be an assistant of some sorts for you, if you want. I think that most of the students have assembled so you should prepare to start soon." Midora spoke, his tone and expression has returned to their normal calmness in only seconds, "And... I guess that you can address us by our first name, if you want. If we're going to work together then I'm not really asking it to be too formal."

With that said, Midora leaned on his back, waited for their sessions to begin. A few moments later, Ms. Sarah came in, which Midora gave her a brisk nod as a greeting while Mikari smiled brightly. She greeted Memphis and both of them shook hands before she took her seat next to the both of them.




Mikari sat as he tapped his foot on the ground, waiting until all of the students have arrived. He sighed, there's nothing could be more boring than having to wait and doing nothing, but he guesses that it couldn't be helped. He took a quick glance at each members of his group. He hasn't got a chance to help Kasumi with her little curse, but he knows that he should before she went out of control again. Maybe the newly arrival nurse that has arrived could help. What was her name again? Julie? He sheepishly thought but just shrugged it off. He shouldn't worry about it too much for now as Kasumi could control it to a certain degree by now.

Then it comes to Kou and Ruzik. Mikari raised an eyebrow at the rabbit girl. He heard that she used Tsukuyomi's pet or somethings like that. Well, most Demons have association with deities can be somewhat troubling. He was curious to see how she's like that made even the omnipotent God of the Moon having a headache like that. Though, the rabbit demon seemed to have some sort of relationship with the red-headed Incubus before. Mikari smirked, it would be interesting to see how she would react if she ever saw him flirting with Ruzik. But then he shrugged away his thought. He could be clingy and carefree at times, but he never intended to broke someone's happiness.

After a while of waiting, Mikari yawns. When will we truly have some actions? Then turned to Midora. Well, perhaps he should just bothering his best friend for now to kill time. He knows he should be somewhat privileged being able to tease with one of the Mages that were considered powerful of his kin. Most people were scared off by the intimidating darkness that is always emits from Midora anyway so Mikari was really the only one who is able to be that close to him. Besides, most of the other people are still busy with their own conversations so he guesses that they wouldn't pay any attention towards the two of them.

"Say, Dora-chin." Mikari said as he pulled himself and his chair closer to Midora's.

"What? Got nothing to do?" Midora replied coldly.

"Aww, don't be such a meanie-face like that all the time. You scared people off." Mikari grinned playfully as he clung his arm over Midora's shoulders. Mikari leaned closer and took a sniff at his friend then smirked at what he has just found out. "Ooh, someone's using cologne today, that's new."

Midora sighed, "I was just simply wanted to try something new, I figure that I should be a bit like what they would called... well, gentleman-alike, since today we got a new Headmaster. Are you getting any ideas?"

"Of course I don't, I don't want to die young~" Mikari grinned, "But it's okay. You don't have to deny, you love me so much that you just couldn't ran off with anyone, huh?"

"O' the great God of Darkness, please give your blessing to anyone who Mikari Akigawa has his eyes on." Midora said sarcastically, "Have you forgot the long list of "lovers" that you've had so far? If I remember correctly, most of the time it were they who broke up. I guess that you really are a love sucker."

Mikari pouted as he poked his best friend's cheek, "Alright, I know. You don't have to bring that up again." But then, he smirked, "Oh well, I there are anyone who was so obsessive with the person they loved that they have to do THOSE stuffs anytime when they're alone..."

Hearing those words, Midora blushed like crazy, "W-What do you mean?"

"I didn't mean anything." Mikari shrugged, "I was just saying that regarding to someone who was moaning Nagisa-sensei's name in such a sexy intonation last night, that's all. It seemed that person was having quite a fantasy himself in his own dream." He said quietly, as if he was whispered so that only the two of them could hear with a smirk.

Midora was speechless as he sat still and flustered. When it comes to this subject, even if it was with his best friend, he couldn't hide his anxiety. You could considered this as a weak-point inside his heart, but so far, only Mikari knew about this though. Mikari smiled whole-hearted, "Well, no worry. Your little secret is safe with me. But you must admit that for someone who is always so cold like a cucumber such as you, that was really surprising. A powerful and almighty Dark Mage of the era lusting towards his long lost lover~" Mikari teased.

"Would you stop saying that?!" Midora yelled, he was a bit irritated by now but he still felt embarrassing. If it was someone else rather than Mikari, he didn't know whether if they could see the light of the next day. "Geez... You are really annoying at times, you know that?"

"Hehe, sorry." Mikari smiled and apologized as he scratches the back of his head. Okay, he admits that sometime he could be a little too carefree. Midora just gave a 'Tch' then turned away, but Mikari can still felt his flustering. He smiles, it puts his heart at ease to know that despite going through with so many hardships, facing so many burdens, his friend is still having some soft spots in his heart. He knows that deep down inside the cold and stoic shell outside, Midora is somewhat emotionally fragile. Anytime he saw Midora burst out with tears when he was reminded of what happened to his lover, Mikari felt that he needed to be the one to encourage his friend and went through the hardships together, always.

Mikari smiles brightly, "You've been enduring that pain by yourself for so long, Dora-chin. Don't you think that it is better to just move on? I'm sure that he wants you to be happy, too."

Midora kept silent for a bit, then quietly replied, "I don't know what I should do either... It just... I've tried, you know? But it just didn't feel right when it wasn't him. I know he wants me to be happy but... I love him so much that I could've died for it." He sighed as he looked on, with a light smile, "Love sure is a crazy thing, isn't it?"

"I know, right?" Mikari said, still with his smile, "But I'm sure that no matter whatever decisions you made, you will be happy for it. I will always be there for you."

"Thanks, Mii." Midora turned to his friend and said with a light smile. Yeah, his friend could be irritating at times, but Midora knows that he can believe in him, no matter what. Both of them chatting with each other a little bit more and prepare for the morning's session when Memphis made his announce to the students.

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Character Portrait: Memphis Character Portrait: Cleo Gardenia Character Portrait: Ruzik R. Character Portrait: Bugby Marshall Character Portrait: Kasumi Toshiko Character Portrait: Etelka Lantos Character Portrait: Kou Usagi Character Portrait: Muse Character Portrait: Dúyè Character Portrait: Midora Kurayami Character Portrait: Mikari Akigawa Character Portrait: Ichiro Ogura Character Portrait: Sarah Rayne Character Portrait: Liliane Auringer Character Portrait: Laurence Snow
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Memphis had listened to the two mage teachers and was a little surprised by how highly they held his master in their thoughts. So the old mage had taught them? Clearly is master was more than he originally thought – though his master was merely just that, his master. A father perhaps as the mage did summon him at an early age and has shaped the demon over the many years. Did that make Memphis his child? The demon surprisingly hadn’t thought much over the concept, and maybe in a way he did love the mage but the fire-y demon wasn’t one to admit such emotions so openly. But still, it was rather nice discovering more of his master whilst residing at the academy. Maybe he’d learn more.

Midora then said something that peeked his attention, to which the demon responded later with, "True, I do not know much of this academy and its ways – an assistant would prove useful. If you’re up to the challenge then consider yourself promoted," He grinned a little towards the mage before concluding. "It may take some time for me to refer to you by your first names. My master taught me to always address others by their surname – he guessed it would make me seem more polite. But anyway, Mr. Kurayami and Mr. Akigawa, that is another thing for another day.”

With that said it was time for class to begin. Turning round and facing the class once more the demon looked over the students quietly for a moment, before raising his hands and clapping twice to catch everyone’s attention. Once all students were facing him Memphis began, shifting up from his desk as he stood up straight.

"Class has finally commenced so all talking shall now cease – or I will kick the crap and so much more out of anyone who dares speak over me," He spoke in a slightly threatening tone, before pausing for a single moment to ensure silence was achieved before continuing, "My name is Memphis and I am your new appointed Headmaster. Some of you may be aware, but for those who do not know I am a demon. Whether this bothers you or not I do not care – you will just have to deal with it." Truly, he did not care. The confidence was ever present in his voice as he let his words loose upon the youngsters. "The day has been a touch slow this morning but I assure you all things will be travelling at a much faster pace in the future."

Resting his hands against his hips the red-haired demon puffed out a waft of smoke as he thought quietly for a moment. One of his students would be late – he’d deal with that later. Right now he was mentally pondering the possibilities with those who sat before him. Tallying it up in his head, a moment later, a slight grin filled his face. "Right, onto your assessment for this morning." He began, grasping the end of the cigarette with two fingers as he held it away from his mouth so to allow the demon to speak more clearly. "I’ve decided that this morning will be spent doing an exercise known as ‘Defend The Staff’. One student from each group will defend a staff whilst their teammates try to capture it by any means." Pausing for a brief moment he allowed the information to sink into the students minds first before continuing, as he wasn’t entirely sure how they would react to it. "It is a simple exercise though it means a great deal, oh - and you will be marked on your performance. Obviously whoever wins will get more marks, though there are a few things that will be taken into consideration; such as skill, precision, and how many injuries you sustain – if any."

Looking away and reaching over to the desk, the demon took hold of the register yet again and glanced through the names - occasionally peering up from the board quietly, until Memphis was ready to continue. "Ruzik will be defending for Group 4, Bugby will be defending for Group 3, and Laurence will be defending for Group 1," Looking at the board he noticed there was an uneven amount of students, and when glancing over bits of information regarding a few certain individuals at that moment, the demon quickly sorted out a solution with a casual grin. "However Muse, you will not be participating in this exercise and will sit back and watch with the teachers. Liliane, you will be forming a temporary team with Group 4, as your teammates are otherwise unavailable for now. You will join Kou and Kasumi against Ruzik. Otherwise, that is that." With the names called out he placed the register back onto the desk, before returning the cigarette to the corner of his lip and crossing his arms.

"The exercises will take place just outside in the training grounds, so when you’re ready just head outside and get started with your group. There are four staffs outside stuck into the ground – just pick one. I don’t expect these to take long and remember – you’re just either trying to protect the staff or capture it. Though you can do so in whatever means you choose, just don’t kill each other. Your teachers and I will be watching and judging you, though each teacher will only be judging their own students – so don’t worry too much, heh. This exercise will show your flaws and strengths, and whatever else – so begin."

With that said he turned round and took a step over to the teachers who sat just behind him. "As I said you’re all expected to watch your students and judge them, take notes if needed, and once they’re all done I expect you to give them feedback and point out their downfalls and strengths. They’ll never improve if they don’t hear the truth – so be brutally honest to them, I demand you do that. Miss Rayne, you'll be joining Mr. Akigawa, as your students are together for this exercise. Once you’re ready meet me outside, and if you have any questions, well, you know where I am." With a rather serious or quite dull expression, the demon had finished all that he had to say before taking his leave, and beginning to head outside for - surprisingly - some fresh air!





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Cleo turned and smiled at Bugby when he asked if she had cheered up. In truth, she had in some small way. But it still didn’t quite distract her from the uncomfortable feelings that she felt within her. ”I have a bit thanks to you Buggie.” The girl purred before raising her arm up and resting it against the boy as the pair waited for class to begin. Although, when the students were informed of their new groups the cat was pleased to know hers wasn’t changing, thankfully!

And sure enough it did moment after. The Headmaster introduced himself as Memphis, he seemed like someone who shouldn’t be easily messed with – though Cleo wasn’t entirely put off him. Sure, he didn’t answer her question, but he was kinda cool with his slight ‘devil-may-care’ attitude. Plus, the girl already sensed that he was a demon when she entered the class but she could only wonder what the mages thought. Memphis didn’t care, clearly. The demon later went on to explain their assessment and the cat was a little surprised, though excited at the same time. A game? She’d finally get a chance to prove herself against her teammates! It was also the perfect way to relieve the slight stress she had felt since watching Ichiro sit with that mage girl. Memphis had also mentioned that they were going to be judged on how they performed, but Cleo didn’t really pay much attention to that – she was just interested in the game!

Grinning, the girl peered down at her green-haired teammate after learning that he was the defender of their group. She’d have to beat Bugby to win? It was an interesting concept and sure, the girl wasn’t entirely enthusiastic at having to face her friend, but it was only a game after all so what harm could be done?

As the Headmaster spoke more on other little bits of information Cleo vaguely listened, all the while keeping her eyes peeled on everyone else as she mentally analyzed each one, somewhat. Once the man was finished addressing the students and turned his attention to the teachers, Cleo immediately sprung out of her seat and eagerly nudged Bugby. ”Come on Buggie-Bear, you’re up! Heh, this’ll be fun.” She half-teased and ceased touching the seemingly un-thrilled boy. Of course her attention soon enough drifted over towards their mage who sat elsewhere, and despite desperately wanted to run over and drag the boy outside with her, Cleo amazingly refrained from doing so. Instead opting to spin round, running a hand through her long hair before swishing it to the side with an air of confidence about her. Not even saying a word to her own mage as the feline began to head outside.

”Catch yah’ outside Buggie.” Once outside the feline stretched her arms up into the air as she waited for the boys to catch up – already mentally debated her course of actions for the exercise that lay ahead of her.





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When Ruzik heard the mentioning of groups he actually could not believe his luck at that moment. He got Kou as a teammate? Sweet. Though of course that probably meant something entirely different to Ruzik than it did to anyone else, as for him it was merely a case of who’s bed he’d be sleeping in, since he got his precious little rabbit sleeping literally under him. Oh the fun! As Kou turned to face him he raised his hands up and clasped them behind her back as the two looked at one another.

”Looks like we’re going to be roommates now – or bedmates.” He said rather teasingly, as the rabbit most likely knew what was on his mind already. A few minutes later the class had officially began according to the Headmaster as he then addressed the students, giving his name and revealing he was a demon – though Ruzik had a slight inkling to this, he still was a bit surprised at the fact the academy was allowing a demon to lead them, more or less. Of course, the time soon came to when the demon finally spilled the information regarding their assessment – a game no less that revolved around one student outsmarting the other, or really, one beating the other and claiming victory. Ruzik didn’t protest the idea, he was unsurprisingly keen on outwitting someone – mainly anyone who irked him enough and so far that had proved true thus far in the morning.

Finally, the groups were revealed and the redhead couldn’t help but smirk just a little. Glancing towards the back of the room he spied the pony-tailed mage with whom he’d be facing – such a pleasuring thought it was too, to bring pain upon the brat who’d dared look so disgusted at him earlier. He’d show her. Likewise it was revealed that he would have to go against Kou and that other girl Kasumi? The Headmaster went onto explain a few more things but Ruzik was too busy focusing on Kou just then to really pay much attention.

”I think we’re going to have such fun, as you’re really my only competition out of this little game. Those mages don’t stand a chance at outdoing me.” He laughed quietly, until realizing he had been keeping Kou on his lap this entire time. Oh well. With one simple motion he slide the girl off his lap and onto her feet with ease, before getting onto his own and turning his attention to the mage-girl at the back.

With that, he began to walk through the classroom and up towards the back of the room – or really he sort-of skipped quite happily, before standing in front of the mage-girl. Knowing Kou would follow in her own time, the redhead wasted little effort in sliding himself onto the girls desk and peered over at the mage until their faces were quite close to one another. ”Looks like we’re going against each other mage – so let’s make it interesting.” He said, flashing the pony-tailed girl a sharky-grin before sticking his tongue out rather teasing as he rubbed it against his pointy teeth – and no doubt already felt the hatred and disgust from the mage that clearly did not like him. Besides, he already knew neither of the boy mages were in his team nor facing him, so it made sense to assume this girl was either his mage, or at least his opponent either way. ”If I win I get to kiss you, and touch you ~” The demon didn’t feel a need to go into further detail as just that alone was likely enough to make the mage feel a tad uncomfortable. ”And if you win well, that’s entirely up to you whatever you want.”

With a grin, Ruzik hopped off the desk and spun round to face the mage with a delighted expression. ”Whenever you’re ready just come outside.” Hardly. But still, Ruzik knew that was enough for now and so left the mage be, before looking over to the other mage-girl with long black hair. ”Oi, if your part of this group then get moving.” He ordered, be finally taking his leave and making his way outside. Once there he made his way over to one of the staffs and stood beside it, debating over his tactics to defend such a thing – and show those mages who was the real boss.

Whilst he waited the boy summoned forth a blade of some sort - a claymore to be exact as that was what he mentally wished for, as the weapon then formed itself within his right hand suddenly, before the demon gave it a few swings to test its feel. Though he wasn't entirely sure what form of defense he would take, or what weapon. For now though he busied himself with swinging the thing around as he paid little attention to that around him as he waited for his group to join him.

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Just as Liliane was going to ask more about the talisman binding that was done to Muse the headmaster demanded everyone’s attention. He finally told the class of their assessment. They were to either defend or capture a staff from a classmate. Memphis stated that Muse would not be participating and addressed that Lili would be with group four. The girl didn’t know who each group consisted of but she was told it was with Kou and Kasumi. Kasumi was the mage that had to go to the infirmary yesterday. And Kou was the girl with the rabbit ears. Lili didn’t have an opinion of either person but Ruzik was the person in their group that would be defending.

Liliane once believed in fate and destiny. She believed that things happened for a reason. Her beliefs weren’t as strong now as they were then but this occurrence suggested that there had to be some truth. Although, Lili was disappointed that Memphis mentioned a rule that there was to be no killing. The mage would suffice at critically injuring the Incubus.

As soon Memphis finished his instructions students started heading out of the class and Ruzik made his way to Lili. He sat on top of her desk and brought his face close to hers. She didn’t budge. From this distance Lili could and would kill him if he tried anything. But he merely wanted to place a challenge.

”Looks like we’re going against each other mage – so let’s make it interesting. If I win I get to kiss you, and touch you ~” Liliane imagined that the Incubus that killed her mother used a similar approach at threatening her mother. ”And if you win well, that’s entirely up to you whatever you want.” Liliane wasn’t sure Ruzik knew how much of her hate for his kind was. Did he know he was gambling his life? And even if Lili lost, surely he didn’t think she’d just become a plaything for him. If he even, so much as, laid a finger on her in a sexual way he was a dead man. The school’s rules was the only reason he was still alive even at, this point. Ruzik hopped off of Lili’s desk with an expression that she’d be glad to change.

”Whenever you’re ready just come outside.” With that final comment the Incubus made his way out the door after addressing Kasumi. Lili realized she had a death grip on her mask. She didn’t need it during the exercise but it would still take a lot of control not to let her emotions cloud her judgment and take over her training.

After Ruzik left Liliane was left again with Ichiro and Muse. The demon seemed rather down by the fact she wouldn’t be able to participate. She mumbled something before heading out. Lili felt a ping of sympathy. Muse didn’t seem like most of the other demons. She wasn’t prideful or rebellious. That only raised more questions as to why she was in the academy. She said she had no memory so there was no use to jumping at conclusions. Lili stood to follow the others out of the class and she looked at Ichiro.

”Good luck. The demon’s in your group seem to have potential so just make sure there’s no more underestimating.” Lili walked out the door to join her group. Ruzik was getting ready and Kou seemed to be waiting impatiently. Kasumi wasn’t far behind as she walked up to Kou and Liliane.

"So... what is the plan?"

”I think it goes without saying we have an advantage in numbers. To overwhelm him seems the most direct course of action we should take. But first we should discuss our abilities. I think everyone knows what Kou’s are since we saw them in action yesterday. Mine are telekinesis and molecular combustion--I can make things explode with a wave of my hands. Or at the very least deliver a concussive blow.” Liliane waited to see what the others had to say.


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Kasumi grinned. She seemed to be the only one with her powers in the dark. She couldn’t wait to show off her skills on the battlefield. ”My powers consist of Telekinesis as well- of a sort. I have fifteen knives, each with a different curse. Each can prove fatal, but I’ll try not to kill our group mate. I also have the power of Mediumship, and I have already set up an Outpost- the Enenra, Ceara, has agreed to lend her assistance.”

K smiled, somewhat creepily. She was aching to start, but was curious of her team mate’s powers as well. She’d certainly remember this. It may prove useful in the near future.


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”In truth my abilities are much more complicated than what you saw yesterday, but since you seem content with knowing the basis I will leave it at that.” Kou said and leaned against her trident, working with the two of them was going to be much easier than she thought and she was beginning to realize that they might actually prove useful. Telekinesis certainly was an intriguing ability and there were so many varieties of it that Kou doubted the two could the same things.

The rabbit grinned, they had quite the advantage. ”Ruzik has an ability known as heart’s desire, he can basically conjure up anything within reason.” The other two abilities Kou was not going to explain as she didn’t understand them herself. She was aware of what Ruzik could do with them but there was no real way to warn the mages of the manipulation the Incubus could perform.

”As far as a plan goes I think we should use a switch attack pattern but each time we finish the formation we should change the order so he doesn’t know who will attack next. It will also help to stay out of each other’s way and make sure that no one gets hit by anyone else’s attacks.” Kou was convinced that this plan would work for them because one, they all seemed to need space to perform and two they would all get an equal amount of time to beat up the incubus which they all seemed to be thirsting for. Kou’s anxiousness for beating up the demon had to do with their past, not because of the whole picnic ending in disaster thing, but because the two had used to sparr all the time and Kou had a feeling that they would not get the chance to do that here.

She wasn’t sure of Lilane and Kasumi’s reasons, but Liliane had not reacted well to seeing the red headed incubus in class this morning and judging by the teasing Kou had a feeling that Liliane had a bone to pick with Ruzik. Kasumi’s expression was so neutral that it was hard to tell what the mage was thinking and it frustrated the rabbit a bit. Normally people were so easy to read but this human was not an open book, she was a cage chained shut with a padlock with a key that had been thrown into a river. Perhaps she would open up when they get to know her more? Kou could only hope.

”So, any objections?” She asked, cocking a hip. Her left ear flopped over her eyes and Kou quickly pushed it back up with the tip of her weapon, causing little sparks of electricity to fly.

”I’ll just follow the two of you. I have experience with working with others and following their attack pattern. Since it seems like Kou is the one that knows our opponent best then I think we should do what you think is best. Liliane turned to the other mage.

”That is unless Kasumi has a different idea how to go about this.

K shook her head. ”This seems an intriguing strategy. I will forward to this...” She didn’t have much of an opinion, really, but just wanted to get on with the exercise. Hopefully, this strategy would work…

Her teammates seemed to have a bone to pick with the redhead, Ruzik. K was mostly just thirsting for the adrenaline of battle again, and her own little demon babies were growing restless and bloodthirsty. Hush… Our time is coming… And it will be glorious.



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Ruzik watched the three girls talk between themselves though he couldn't really make out what exactly they were saying, only that it most assuredly involved bringing pain upon the demon. Grinning at the thought, he preoccupied himself for the next few minutes and went about inspecting the staff, though really he cared little for it - only that he must keep it away from the girls and that was about it. Not a hard task really, in fact Ruzik believed he was above the assessment and there was no doubt in his mind that he would be victorious.

”Come on, let’s go already!” Spitting out the finished lollipop he let the small stick drop to the ground before stepping on it and mashing it into the ground further. Looking to the females then afterwards, he narrowed his eyes a little as the incubus grew impatient. Although, what the demon initially believed to be his eagerness was really something else entirely. The heartbeats of those around him grew louder, gradually - though Ruzik paid close attention to the three girls and their hearts in particular, a dark smirk edging itself across his lips as he flashed his sharky-teeth.

He would get their hearts. His hunger would make sure of that – his best advantage over the three, actually! Although when it came to Kou it was the case of a ‘no-go area’ to the redhead, as Ruzik, for some unexplainable reason, could never harm the rabbit’s heart. It was untouchable, precious. His one weakness. Unfortunately. It almost pained him to think about it, especially as the girl knew it too. But no matter he would work around it, especially as the two mages were far more interesting, in that taking their hearts would be an absolute pleasure! Oh. But he wasn’t allowed to kill them – was he? Pity. What a shame the Headmaster actually believed he’d follow the rules!

”I best brace myself, I suppose.” He told himself, and then confidently brushed off the little worry that he had felt. After all, since they weren’t allowed to kill him, it basically meant he’d win – since they probably had no idea that the incubus felt no pain! Well, it was delayed at most, and for sure he would feel it twice as bad later, but that only meant he’d simply have to get the exercise over with quickly before his senses kicked in – or alternatively, just avoid getting hit.

”Quit gossiping already! Come on, come on, the sooner I beat you lot the quicker I get the goodies!” He snapped before hunching over suddenly, the redhead appeared rather uncomfortable for a split second, before slowly regaining his composure and returning to an upright position. With a huff, he ran his free hand through his red hair and even twirled a long strand around one of his fingers in a bid to relieve some boredom – but it didn’t work. He was restless – desperate to cut to the action!

Whilst he stood the claymore in his hand began to change, the demon seemingly unaware at first, as a dark aura began covering it completely before the weapon started to reform itself into something much different and more deadly. Tilting his head and glancing down at his hand, he noticed the sword was gone and in its place was a scythe. A long, slender and perfectly sculptured weapon of death! Certainly a sexy weapon most befitting for the incubus! Grinning like some giddy child the demon twirled the weapon in his hand before swinging it around and resting it against his shoulder.

With a murderous glint in his eye, Ruzik stepped forward, announcing his readiness to commence the exercise. Looking to the girls he gave a challenging glance, raising a brow as he awaited signs of movement between them. However, once a few minutes more had past the incubus tightened his grip on his scythe, deciding there and then that he would not be forced to wait. Donning a rather serious expression, the demon stepped forward once more, and then again, and again. Until Ruzik found himself quickly progressing towards the females, baring his scythe at his side as the redhead brought the challenge to the girls!

”Fight me already – unless you’re scared! In which case I suggest you all just roll over now.” He taunted, as for sure, he was confident – clearly so much so that he could afford to leave the staff so unprotected as he had. But the demon wasn’t worried, not at all!

K smiled at the demon, summoning her own Demon Knives. Five floated in a blood-coloured haze behind her, five random curses. Blindness, Agony, Amnesia [the severity depended on the wound], Comatose, and Slice. Kasumi would not be intimidated by this redhead; she was ready to beat the crap out of him. Even if this was just an exercise.

”Scared?” she taunted, her knives dancing in anticipation, ”You aren’t exactly all that terrifying...”

K hoped to get him riled up. She wouldn’t normally bait such a strong demon, but if her was unbalanced, he’d be easier to kill- injure. K quickly corrected the mistake, keeping her knives at bay. The were somewhat sentient, enough to be bloodthirsty and relentless, at least. And ready for battle. Ruzik seemed up for the challenge as well, swinging a scythe.

As they awaited the response from their third member Kou’s left ear twitched, as she then turned round and noticed the Incubus drawing nearer them with a scythe in his hand. However, a moment ago he had a claymore, so the demon must’ve changed his mind and opted for something else. Of course, it wasn’t surprising to see the redhead so impatient to begin things, and it seemed he was more than confident enough in winning as he approached them.

”I think our discussion will have to be cut short as here he comes.” She warned the other two, before holding her weapon forward and giving off the impression that she was raring to go. She was determined to win for her teammates, even if it meant beating Ruzik – though the demon was certainly up for the challenge, so it didn’t make the rabbit feel that bad when it came to fighting him. Kou knew what the incubus was like, their history together would lend itself to her advantage with any luck though the same could be said for Ruzik who knew her equally as well.

”Follow my lead.” She whispered to the two mages, though hadn’t even dared to take her eyes off the oncoming demon. Hopefully, if he hadn’t heard her, the girls could overcome the incubus and use his own cockiness against him. The staff was there for the taking, however, even if it look undefended Kou knew Ruzik wasn’t a demon who could be taken down easily – actually the demon quite enjoyed the challenge, and believed in his abilities so much that he was practically giving them an advantage as he came to them. ”I’ll go first and test him, once you see an opening I expect you to know what to do.” She said to Liliane and then Kasumi, figuring that they’d be able work that part out on their own after all. And, if she could keep the demon busy long enough he may not even see the mages coming, a workable tactic that could work, and once changing up their formations, Ruzik wouldn’t be any wiser about who would attack him next.

She’d show that sneaky Incubus! With a cool look of determination the rabbit twirled her trident in her hands before gripping it hard with one, and holding it to her side.”Don’t show him any weakness or cause to take advantage of you, because he will use it. Now, let’s do this.” Despite appearing so, the rabbit didn’t overly trust the two mages. But for the sake of winning this assessment and proving herself, she’d make it work no matter what. Plus, beating Ruzik was an added bonus as the incubus was not exactly use to losing to girls, or anyone really.

With a confirming nod the rabbit dashed off and quickly enclosed the small distance between them and the other demon, and soon enough she met the incubus straight on and both their scythe and trident collided with a loud clatter of noise.

As a few seconds passed neither side would give an inch as the rabbit and redhead stood, but Ruzik would quickly sort that out as he grinned wickedly. With his scythe wedged between the horns of her trident, the incubus then dragged his weapon to the side in one powerful motion and brought hers down with it, before forcing his hand over quickly and nabbing one of her long ears as he dragged the girls head down forcefully – an act which was quite surprising, but the redhead needed to win.

”Oh, so they send the bunny out first? You know I will take you down, rabbit. So stay out of the way you little animal, and then you won’t get hurt.” He warned, seemingly for her own good as the Incubus clearly had forgotten how strong the girl really was. Saying nothing, the rabbit-demon remained silent for a moment, perhaps giving the redhead a chance to rethink his actions, but evidently not.

”Ruzik.” Kou muttered, an unpleasant glare in her eyes as the rabbit tilted her gaze up to the incubus. In a split second she twisted her hand round and spun her trident forward, forcing it up past the other demon as she aimed for his head, or throat. But the sudden action caused the redhead to release his grip and step backwards, only his shoulder getting pierced by the last horn on the end of her trident. Just as quickly a bolt of lightning formed and charged through the weapon and into Ruzik – but the demon appeared otherwise unharmed for the time being, proven by the grin that was fixed to his features.

”Nice try.” Ruzik teased before swinging his scythe round – nearly taking the girls head off, but of course she ducked out of the way before leaping back a few paces – pulling the trident out of Ruzik in the process. In a cocky manner, the redhead ran at her and swung his scythe though only this time aimed it at the ground with a hard enough force, before forcing his weight upwards as he propelled himself over the rabbit-demon and landed to the other side of her.

Swinging the weapon round he tried to catch her side with the blades tip, but once spinning round, Kou met his scythe with her trident and forced the blade over her before releasing it and lunging forward, aiming her trident at the demons chest. Forced back, Ruzik tried to regain his balance as the rabbit leaped forward, the tip of her weapon just scraping past his side as he tumbled back a few paces before steadying himself. With a few cursed words uttered under his breath, the incubus hopped forward and swung his fist round, nabbing the girl in the stomach as he knocked her back suddenly. The rabbit-demon fell to the ground with a rather hard landing, hitting her head especially as the redhead noticed she hadn’t moved since falling.

”Kou?” Ruzik questioned, standing still as he looked to the girl who could have possibly been knocked out. With his attention on the rabbit the incubus paid little focus to the other two girls for the next few minutes.

Kasumi watched as Kou and Ruzik grappled. It was intense, and Kou seemed in a spot of a trouble a few times, but oddly enough, the mage felt no inclination to help. K needed to at least leave the rabbit her pride.

She stalked in, Agony flying ahead to stab right at Ruzik’s unprotected back. It might not hurt him, but at least he’d be distracted for the time being. She felt around for any ghosts, and in one exhalation of power, she revived about a score of ghosts- zombie-like corpses of monsters that students had killed. She set them on Ruzik, enjoying the combat.

She gazed around for the staff, spotting it lying near where Ruzik had waited. He seemed confident in his abilities, so she assumed he’d just left it there, more intent on fighting than winning.

She could feel her pulse as she ran towards the staff, unsure of which power pool was causing it. Hopefully, she wouldn’t have another Crimson Curse breakdown. That had been embarrassing.

The monsters seemed to almost be on their prey, and they’d do a well enough job. They were all quite large, and were very hard to kill- at least, until K’s energy ran out. Then… well, they’d all be quick work for the Incubus.

Her knives had grown bored with K’s run to the staff and shifted to their wispy demonic forms. They reminded K of the Incubus- the same lithe build, sharp teeth, and reddish hair. Even if they did recognize Ruzik, they were too intent on bloodshed to not attack. Another thing they shared- a thirst for blood. Well, Ruzik liked hearts, but… same thing.

She reached her staff, but then the pulse she’d felt grew stronger and she collapsed a few feet away from her prize. She almost screamed in frustration- and agony- but she couldn’t let her team down. Not now, not ever. She might not like them, but she was loyal to the death as soon as they proved themselves. And they had.

Though not painful in the slightest, Ruzik did feel a sharp stabbing to his back which caused the demon to redirect his attention from Kou and onto the little black-haired mage. Reaching behind him, he pulled the knife out from his back and merely tossed it aside with a somewhat amused expression. In the passing seconds the demon erupted into a gut-filled laughter and aimed it towards the girl. ”You actually thought that’d work?! That’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen! Haha!”

His amusement was cut short when he witnessed the presence of monsters suddenly, presumably summoned by the mage in question – but Ruzik wouldn’t let that bother him. In truth, he was just enjoying the run-around that he was getting. As it was hardly surprising to know that the Incubus cared little for the assessment – he wasn’t trying to impress anyone let alone the teachers, including Mikari. In fact, when sparing a moment to glance that his beloved teacher, Ruzik could tell how impatient the man seemed just why watching him sit. It added to the demons entertainment, and he cared little for whatever consequence was given to him for his lack of doing his best.

As the horde of monsters approached him the demon simply sighed and bared his scythe. It was a hassle, but he’d deal with them nevertheless. Running at them Ruzik spun the weapon round in his hand, gripping it with both hands as he leaped into the air and in one swift motion brought the blade round and sliced at the first creature that came to him. However, the monsters were very well protected; or rather they showed little discomfort when stricken. But still, Ruzik weaved in and out through the group of beasts and sliced and diced all along their bodies repeatedly, hoping to gain some sort of reaction from them.

When he wasn’t paying attention one monster took advantage and rammed at the demon, knocking him back and shaking his balance, whilst another ran up to strike the redhead from behind. Ruzik felt something impale him in his lower back but was unbothered by this, as he hopped out the way and regained his bearings. Another creature leaped up soon after at the demon but felt the sting of his scythe as he aimed the blade directly down its throat, fatally injuring it he thought, but the beast sprang up and shook the redhead off forcefully. In the next passing seconds the monster charged at the incubus and hit him hard from the front, forcing the boy back some distance, but he quickly got back to his feet.

”Screw it then.” He huffed, clearly knowing that he could beat the monsters if he really tried, but ultimately had decided they weren’t worth his effort. Totally. This whole exercise wasn’t worth his effort, really. When it came down to it there was only ever one thing that the demon wanted – and he’d get it, just now. His whole exterior changed within an instant, the carefree, entertaining demon had morphed into a rather soulless devil, per say.

Noticing the same mage-girl fall some distance away from the staff, Ruzik averted his eyes from the monsters and onto her still body that lay on the ground. It was his chance. He didn’t care how close she was to the staff, only that she was seemingly down for the count from where he stood, and what little effort she put in to forcing herself to nab the staff was pointless. With a wicked smirk on his lips, he flashed his sharky-teeth and walked over to the girl. Of course, the monsters quickly noticed his absence and immediately headed directly for the redhead – but he then got another idea.

With a mere clap of his hands the incubus forced the beasts to drop to the ground suddenly, seemingly instantly. The monsters lay on the ground quite lifeless though really they were sleeping, as the demon put a spell of some sort onto them, or more technically, a status effect that caused such a reaction. Why hadn’t he thought of that before? Ruzik pondered briefly, mentally slapping himself for wasting his energy so foolishly. But, it was only a temporary solution - they’d awake soon if he didn't move fast! A moment later though he focused back onto the mage before him.

”I’m going to kill you now, alright?” An odd way to phrase it, but his intention was still the same as the incubus raised his hands back and held the scythe above him. Grinning giddily, he ran at the girl, paying little attention to the demonic figures surrounding her – even if they did seem oddly like himself, Ruzik knew it was only a coincidence. As he ran the demon seemed in his element as he was about to end the life of the girl-mage, and yet suddenly, for no reason he appeared to halt and dropped to his knees. ”N—Not now.” He muttered to himself, his grip on his scythe loosening before the weapon fell to his side and lay on the ground, all the while the incubus was almost paralyzed on the spot as he seemed to be in a degree of discomfort.

A few seconds later, the demon began to bleed from his wounds that he had taken on earlier. From his shoulder, back and stomach. He felt a sharp pain erupting from within him, gradually making its way up and through the rest of his body. Though not the full extent of the pain, which he knew he’d feel fully soon enough, the demon began to force himself back upright as he slowly got to his feet – grabbing the scythe in the process as he used it to lean against. Ruzik was insistent on doing what he was planning to do regardless, and refused to let his own biological downfall control him! However, he seemingly forgot about the second mage who apparently escaped his attention just then, as his greedy desires focused on the other, fallen mage.

Liliane wanted to step in but when Kasumi summoned her monsters it seemed that they would likely attack anyone in the vicinity. So, Lili merely observed the fight. It seemed Ruzik was being overwhelmed and Kasumi was going for the objective. Suddenly, she seemed to pass out just like she had done during the exercise the previous day. Lili thought that if passing out was to become a habit the small girl would have a hell of a time as a mage in combat and would become a liability.

When the girl fell it seemed like the strength of the smaller demonic beast wavered. Ruzik easily regained the upper hand he had lost on moments before and started to approached Lili’s fallen ally.

He’s going to harm her while she’s already down?

It was now that Lili began to move. She knew the Incubus was no longer in a position to stop her from the objective. She walked to the staff and picked it up. She was about to turn to the instructors to inform them of her team’s victory but, suddenly, something became more important. She remembered Ruzik’s challenge and wanted to make it clear who the victor was. As she approached Ruzik the Incubus seemed to also be suffering from his injuries. Liliane found it odd that his reaction was late but dismissed pondering the answers to ‘why’ for the time being. She stood before him as he barely stood, propped up against his scythe. The once arrogant demon now barely standing. If Lili could she would laugh in his face. Instead, she let her actions speak for her.

The mage knew that Ruzik probably planned to either further injure or maybe even kill Kasumi. Just the thought of it made Liliane’s despise for the demon grow. She kicked the scythe out from under him and immediately was on top of him as he fell. He didn’t have much strength in him and something in her mind told her she would be no better than he. But her body acted first as she raised her fist and smashed it against his face. She continued, each punch becoming easier than the last.

The objective no longer on her mind--replaced with thoughts of her mother. As assaulted the demon she could feel water drop from her eyes. She had only felt this way once before and that was the day she learned of her mother’s fate. Liliane stopped her flurry of punches and placed her hands to the side of his head.

”The world is better off without your kind.” Suddenly, Liliane was grabbed from behind and pulled away.

”That’s enough, Liliane.” It was Ms. Rayne’s voice. Even so Lili struggled against the teachers grip. Her goal was still unfinished. Ruzik was not dead but the teacher was stronger than she looked and her hold never wavered. ”I don’t know what happened between you two but I clearly remember the rule of no killing!” Sarah stated when she pulled Lili back far enough and sat the girl on the benches. It was then that Sarah noticed the tear streaks on Liliane’s cheeks. She let out a breath and looked towards Mikari.

”I can’t do anything more since they are primarily your group for the day so I’ll let you take action and decide what should be done.” Sarah turned back to Lili but the mage seemed extremely lost in thought. The once emotionless face now showed nothing but hurt. Sarah wanted to comfort Liliane but such an action might not be viewed well at the time being by everyone. So she stepped back to let Mikari deal with his students.

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Character Portrait: Memphis Character Portrait: Cleo Gardenia Character Portrait: Ruzik R. Character Portrait: Bugby Marshall Character Portrait: Kasumi Toshiko Character Portrait: Kou Usagi Character Portrait: Muse Character Portrait: Midora Kurayami Character Portrait: Mikari Akigawa Character Portrait: Ichiro Ogura Character Portrait: Sarah Rayne Character Portrait: Liliane Auringer Character Portrait: Nurse Julie
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As Midora read through the pages carefully, he thought about the mission that the Department has given them. So a Window is open and they wanted us to take care of it huh? This is not a very difficult task but it is not easy either. Midora figured that he could challenge the students by given them this task as an exercise, but he has to discuss with Memphis first, the red-head Demon was the one who is in charge of all this, although Midora can suggest ways to solve this problem. He began to thought which ones he should advise to send since most of them are probably drained after this morning task.

Suddenly, he heard that there were some knocks on the Office's door. "Please come in." Midora said as the door was opened and came in someone he hasn't expected - Bugby. The Demon walked in with his usual "don't-mess-with-me" style, he greeted Midora as he gave him a frown. ”About what you said earlier, to my group, well, to me more exactly,” The young demon said, but Midora can clearly read from Bugby that he was somewhat not very pleased in Midora's presence. ”You said if we needed you we would know where to find you, so I wanted to talk to you… if that’s not a problem.”

"Of course." Midora put down the clip-board, clasped his hands and rest his chin on them them, "Is there anything you would like to say?"

”It’s just I’d appreciate it if you didn’t place such high expectations on me. I mean, I did try my best to beat Ichiro and Cleo, but I still lost. You judged my ability from what you saw but I don't believe you really know the extent of my power, and thus are not fit to judge my ability. You're just a mage who happens to be in-charge of me, and if you really took an interest in your students then you'd know that whenever I attempt to mimic multiple abilities from different people things always go wrong, my concentration lapses. I mean, don't our profiles tell you anything that's relevant? But yeah, what I'm trying to say is that I didn't like how you judged me and that I don't really plan to live up to whatever you expect from me, Mr. Kurayami.” The demon spoke up his mind and Midora was rather surprise to see a young, troublesome Demon being able to be so genuine with him. That's a good sign. But what the Demon was saying next aren't pleasant to hear in the slightest.

”I’m not as remarkable as Ichiro, or as daring as Cleo. I don’t even know why I’m at the Academy since I’m clearly not suitable here. My parents made a mistake sending me here,” Lowering his gaze the boy sighed a little. ”Anyway, that was it really. I just wanted to make things clear.”

It irritates him. It always does. He hates it when people keep admitting to themselves that they were weak, that they aren't worth to meet everyone's else expects. It just like they're making up excuses so that they don't have to moving forward. Thoughts like that are the very reason why there are just a certain people who have to keep their heads down for their whole lives. Midora considered it as the worst of disgrace. Looking up to the Demon, he retains his usual calm expression, but on the inside, he knows that it will take some while for them to understand, but he just couldn't stand anyone, especially his students having such thoughts. However, he is still sane enough to knows the person who is talking to him right now and he decided it'd be the best to let him have a chance to improve.

"First, I want to praise you for having courage to speak up your mind like that. I understand that my judgement was made solely on my point of view during your session. I didn't have any power that resembles you nor if I'd ever worked with someone with your ability so I may have not made a 100% correct judgement. However, I believe that what I've said earlier isn't wrong. The reason why I gave you those comments is that I trust you, as your teacher." Midora replied with the usual monotonous tone, but of course, every words that he has said were genuine.

Then he continued, "I think that it might because you didn't really understand the way I work. Of course, I've read your profiles carefully and I know your strengths and your weaknesses, though I need to watch you more from now on so that I can have better views of what you're truly capable. It's true that people sometimes, or even often, make mistakes. I think the reason why you've failed not because that you're weak, it just you didn't fully understand your own limits. Trying your best doesn't mean that you have to harassing yourself and pushing it too much. It is either that you don't want yourself to improve, or just that you don't have anyone to help you to. But you are here, aren't you? We can definitely work on that." Midora paused a bit to let his words sink in, "Even I, when I was young as you, I couldn't control my power properly either and I didn't remember a time that I went back from school without destroying something or even injured someone. But I tried, and eventually I became who I am right now. That is why I had my expectations on you because I know sooner or later, you CAN change. Whether worse or better is a different story."

Midora leaned further to Bugby, "And one more thing, I didn't really know what your parents had done to you go during your time staying with them. But at least, they realized your ability, they want you to be better. I won't defend them for whatever horrors they made you went through, but once they've sent you to this Academy, they've given you a chance to earn something that even they didn't know - freedom." As Midora spoke about this, he closed his eyes for a few moments as memories from the past began to pouring back to him. He was abandoned by the people who has brought him to this life. They humiliated him as if he is worse than the worst of scumbags, as if he was never their child, just because he was different. It was painful for him anytime he recalls it. But it didn't totally bad either. It was then, although he was full of grief that he has destroyed the very place where he was born, that he realized that he has the chance to follow whatever his heart desires, to be himself.

He looked up to Bugby, "I understand that most of you think this is just some sort of punishment, a prison no less, for those who are considered as misfits such as you. But not many think of this as a chance for them to renew their lives. No matter whatever purposes you came here for, willfully or forcefully, we Teachers want you to better yourself, even if you have no interests in doing so. You know why? Because once you've enough strength, once you've been held highly, no one can stop you from spreading your own wings, even your parents. It is the 'freedom' that personally I want you all to achieve one day. Have you understand?"

Then, he placed both of his arms casually on the table, "Bugby, your two teammates aren't as perfect as you thought they were. They also had their own flaws, you know. If you saw what Ichiro did yesterday, you will think different. Cleo also, but I hadn't told her about it yet. Which is why I don't want you to keep saying as if you are good for nothing like that. YOU are strong, ALL of you are strong, it just you need someone to help you realize that. Whether I was having an interest for you or not, my duty is to guide you, to teach you what is right, and I always keeping an eye open on you, you just didn't realize it, keep that in mind."

Midora came into his conclusion as he held the clip-board and tapped it onto his desk, "I know that you don't really like me, the reasons why are not my concern. But these are the sincerest advice from your supervisor. Whether you take them or not..." He said as he tilted his head with a light smile, "...is your choice."

With that said, Midora turned to the door, "Now, if you'd excuse us. The Headmaster and I have some problems to discuss, I suggest you should go to the infirmary to treat whatever problems you had, you'll need it." Then, Midora cleared his throat and raised his voice so that the person who is standing outside can hear, "Please come in, boss."




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As the students finally are going to make some moves, Mikari couldn't felt more relieved. He crossed his legs as he felt somewhat excited for the fight. Mikari expects it to be bloody and intense as he always love to watch others sparring. Finally. Mikari's lips formed into a smirk as he saw Ruzik defended the staff while the other three girls are going to steal it from him. What the red-head Demon didn't realize that the Dark Mage knew about him more than he thought. For now, his job is to pay close attention to him and interrupted before Ruzik could has a chance for whatever schemes he had. Don't underestimate me. Mikari can be easy-going, but once he had had his eyes on someone, not a single movement of that person will escape his eyes.

As the fight went on, Mikari kept observing and realized the strategies that the other three girls used in order to go against the Incubus. But Ruzik was actually better than Mikari has thought before as he saw him up against the other three at the same time without much efforts. He sighed, looks like he got to push the Demon a bit more. However, at the first moment, he could immediately realized that something was going to be wrong when the battle's intensity got higher.

Mikari had felt that something has gone wrong when he felt the sense of bloodlust from them. The ones who remained standing, which are Liliane and Ruzik, emitted a very intense desire for killing. It's not like that he has never felt something like that before - Midora's bloodlust at his full power were a lot more intimidating than the two could ever compare, but if things keep going like this, one of them might really lose their lives.

Right at the moment Liliane placed his hand onto Ruzik's head, Mikari swiftly stood up and yelled as he approached them, "This fight is over! Stop!" But it seemed she ignored his order. Luckily, Ms. Sarah has stopped Liliane and pinned her against the bench where they were sitting. He went to checked on Ruzik. The Demon's energy is completely drained and his heartbeats are slower than usual, but fortunately that it wasn't really life-threatening yet. The Demon has lost his consciousness. Mikari sighed. He wouldn't be surprised if his beloved student is going to receive severe punishment for not being unable to control his killing intents, and the same would also goes to Liliane.

He looked up and saw that Muse has already go and get some help for Kou so he better worried for Ruzik and Kasumi for now. He stood up and reached for his bag of powder and blew a kind of levitating dust to the two. Kasumi floated on air and flew to Mikari. Until the dust wear off, the two of them will floated mid-air and follow Mikari wherever he goes. He then turned his back and went to the bench. Ms. Sarah, after comforting Liliane a bit, stood up and looked at Mikari. ”I can’t do anything more since they are primarily your group for the day so I’ll let you take action and decide what should be done.” She said as he stepped back.

Mikari could only sighed as he stood in front of the Mage and looked at her with a disappointed look, "I had expected better from the two of you and now you let your own hatred for each other to blind you from sanity." Mikari said depressingly to with another sigh then turned to Ms. Sarah, "According to the rules, whenever a student's killing intents got too high, which leads to them losing control of their own bloodlust, no matter intently or accidentally, resulting them in doing any actions or attempts that are life-threatening for the other students, the Teachers have the rights to temporarily seal that student's powers. But further decisions and punishments will be made by the Headmaster himself. Things have went out of control so I won't be able to make any judgement, which is the purpose of this exercise. For now, I will do what I have to."

With that said, Mikari raised his arm toward Liliane as a dark circle appeared and black chains sprung out from it, circling around the Mage before they merged into her, leaving countless marks with the shape of chains on her body. "Until the Headmaster decide what to do, you will be banned from using your power. I will take you to the detention room. Sorted out whatever problems you had with your Teacher when you get there, I can't do anything otherwise." Mikari said then turned to the Demon Teacher, "Please come with me, Ms. Sarah."

With that said, Mikari helped Liliane to stood up and made her walked by his side as he took them out of the practice's ground. He then took her to the detention room. When he reached there, he asked Ms. Sarah, "I will take these two to the infirmary and inform the Headmaster. Please look after Liliane until the Headmaster come." He said then turned his back and walked towards the infirmary's direction. Upon arriving there, he saw that Julie the Nurse are already busying with the other students from Midora's group. He sighed, "I'm sorry, Julie." He cleared his throat in order to gain her attention, "Looks like you already having a busy morning today, but can you take care of these two too? I'd be grateful."

He said with a light-hearted smile then waved his arm and two students were gently laid on two empty beds in the Office. "Oh, and before I forget." Mikari said as he took out a power-sealing talisman from his robe, "Please place this talisman on that red-head when he has recovered a bit. Let just say that things have went out of control a bit and the Headmaster will decide what to do. Thanks and see you later." He smiled before headed out and walked towards the Headmaster's Office. He sighed as he thought about what has happened today. Well, just hope that things won't go any worse today.

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Character Portrait: Memphis Character Portrait: Ruzik R. Character Portrait: Kasumi Toshiko Character Portrait: Sarah Rayne Character Portrait: Liliane Auringer
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Sarah let the Headmaster get a good distance away from the detention room before she opened her mouth.

"Liliane, what has gotten into you. Of all the students you were the last person on my mind to act up. I didn't know what to think at first when I saw you going towards Ruzik. He was already worn down. But when you put your hand on his head that's when I had to intervene. I know what you were going to do. Liliane looked up at Sarah from the desk she was sitting in.

"How did you know? I've never told anyone about that ability."

"We know about your past. The experimentation. The artificial ability. Your training to become an organic weapon. We know who primarily funded your program and that you were subject zero in receiving an artificial ability. Which was the one you were going to use on the Incubus." Liliane was at a loss for words. What was there to say? Sarah seemed to know everything about the girl already. And she wasn't going to make an excuse for her attempt at the demon's life. At this point she'd still do it if she had the chance. As far as she was concerned Ruzik was another target to kill and the job wasn't finished yet.

"Look, your past is hardly an issue here at the academy. It's no worse than what the demons have gone through. It's probably worse because you are one of the few that is a victim. You were the one experimented on and your mind is the one that was twisted. We can try to change and mend it but it will take time. But first I must know why Ruzik? Did you have a quarrel with him? Or maybe you needed to vent your anger and he was the most convenient one?" Lili shook her head. The mere thought of the Incubus made her anger return."

"That Incubus and all of its kind are disgusting creatures. The mere sight of him makes me sick. His kind is the ultimate reason for me being this way. An Incubus manipulated my mother. Tried to make her kill me when I was an infant. Then He killed her when he found out she only abandoned me instead. My mother was dead either way but at least she spared me. It was by chance that the military picked me up. They scouted for a mage that suited their program and were looking for orphans to use as subjects. I seemed to fit every prerequisite and they immediately adopted me into their facility to train. From there I became proficient in hand-to-hand combat, melee weapons, fire arms, explosives, and magic. I know a lot about standard magic and how to deal with the basics of each element. I am the best organic weapon in Europe and have proved it through a variety of test. Unfortunately, my primary source of income into the military project became deceased and thus all forwards movement on the training ceased. And then I was picked up by this academy." Sarah nodded her head. At least she had a motive for her attempted murder. And the reason for Sarah seeing a hint of emotion on Lili's face afterwards was explained as well. To Liliane the attack was personal. There was reason for her racism and Sarah had to try and see if she could put a stop to it.

"Look, Liliane, I can't possibly understand your feelings or try to imagine what you've been through for most of your life. But what I do know is that this place is where everyone is to get a fresh start. Whatever happened in the past was left at the door you walked through before orientation. Yes, Ruzik is of the same race that murdered your mother but that's no reason to take it out on him." At this Lili suddenly stood up and looked Sarah in the eyes. They resembled the same as a dolls. Emotionless and without life.

"That thing challenged me. He had the intent to kill Kasumi and I merely returned it. He dared to threaten me with his disgusting ways of what his kind does. I don't do threats. I was trained to kill in combat situations. If I would have killed him then I'd only be doing the world a favor. One less Incubus on the planet is one less to worry about. If he ever threatens me again then I will kill him. Powers or not. I have been taught to dispatch my enemies either way. It's how I am." Sarah backed off. She knew Lili wasn't threatening the teacher directly but the intensity from Lili's natural aura was still intimidating. Liliane then sat back down and the two sat in silence to wait for the Headmaster to arrive.

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Character Portrait: Memphis Character Portrait: Ruzik R. Character Portrait: Etelka Lantos Character Portrait: Kou Usagi Character Portrait: Midora Kurayami Character Portrait: Mikari Akigawa Character Portrait: Sarah Rayne Character Portrait: Liliane Auringer
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Memphis looked directly to Midora as the mage spoke so fondly of his master, enlightening the demon of many otherwise unknown qualities of his owner. However, though his closeness with the elderly mage his demon rarely expressed such fondness towards the man unlike his old students. Despite being almost completely obedient to the old man - most of the time, Memphis would rarely utter a word of affection of the mage that raised him. Not that he truly did not care for him, it wasn’t like that at all, and if anything their relationship was quite an emotional one though such things were best kept to only between the mage and demon.

The demon was surprised to know that his master was the founder of The Seven Elemental Sages, almost near instantly he had a newfound respect for the magic-wielders though that would only go so far. He wouldn’t outright cause trouble with them knowing their ties to his mage, but that didn’t mean he’d roll-over for them either. Although, it was clear Midora was surprised by hearing that Memphis knew little of this organization, as he seemingly thought his teacher would have told the demon but evidently not.

Little did many know that the old mage had done this purposely to shelter the demon from the outside world, and keep his knowledge of his master to a complete minimum - as when raising a demon you should never tell them you have power, as they will inevitably seek it. So, to avoid trouble, Memphis rarely knew much of the influence that his master held and was raised to view the man as an equal. As to him the old mage was just that – an old mage, someone who raised him, told him off, amused him, and so forth. He certainly wasn’t this big great mighty mage that so many had claimed him to be, heh. Though it may not have seemed it, Memphis was once a small, weak little demon. At one point he could barely form a full flame and had to be carried over pools of water to ensure he wouldn’t burn out quickly. But now, after years of harsh taming and raising, he is by far a better demon now and ever before – he is thankful to his mage for that, at least.

As he continued to listen the demon just puffed away on his cigarette and eyed the mage carefully. Memphis tried to take in the information, as weird as it may have sounded to him, and attempted to piece together the one of likely many mysterious to be revealed of his master. "So that crazy old guy formed the Seven Elemental Sages, or whatever it is. I guess that could explain some of his sudden absences when he would have to leave on some ‘business’, though he never talked about it. Whenever he was gone I would have to stay inside." Sighing, Memphis slid off his desk and watched as his cigarette burned out completely from his lips. He had been given a lot to think about in regards to his master, though in a weird way it felt like the mages knew more of the old man than he did, which was uncomfortably surprising.

Midora offered some advice to the demon on how he shouldn’t mess with those that held a high authority to himself, but only time would tell if he truly followed it or not. Moments after Mikari entered and reported the Headmaster. Memphis listened to what the mage said, a tired sigh escaping him as the thought of out-of-control students was the last thing the Headmaster wanted to hear about, mainly as it most certainly meant there would be trouble to follow. Once Mikari had finished, Midora also spoke up. The demon waited until all was said before calmly giving his own opinions.

"You acted rightly in sealing their powers, I don’t suppose they’ll be much of a threat now so long as their unable to actually kill each other, " He began, digging out another cigarette as he sat it against the corner of his mouth. At least for now things could not get much worse, but now the demon was expected to punish these two students? Memphis had never punished someone, at least not in these circumstances. As he took a few minutes to gather his thoughts the Headmaster continued some time after with, "I believe the best course of action to take with the demon, Ruzik, is to have his powers sealed indefinitely until he has earned them back. He will have to adapt without them and he might even learn a lesson from it through losing his powers. As it is Ruzik cannot be allowed nor trusted with his abilities as I am aware that there are some issues with him, so for now he will remain powerless until he shows signs of improvement and effort on his part. Otherwise he will not last long at this academy,” Memphis then looked to the blue-haired mage and added, "However as his supervising teacher, Mr. Akigawa, I will leave it up to you to decide when the incubus has finally ‘learned his lesson’. It will not be easy as he will not accept it so willingly, I’m sure, but I believe with enough encouragement he will change for the better in time so long as you push him in the right direction.”

His thoughts then moved onto the mage who had seemingly tried to kill the incubus, but for what reason he had yet to be told. "As for the mage I believe this whole thing was more than just a blood-thirsty attack, there must be some reason as to why she would go for the demon. After all, I don’t think I have often heard of a mage attacking a demon, usually it is the other way around so I think I’d like to investigate this a little more," Pausing, the demon thought quietly over it. He knew the other demon teacher was already down there with the mage student, and Memphis thought it could work, as he looked to the mages before him. "I will go and speak with the mage who is with Miss Rayne just now, you two, Mr. Kurayami and Mr. Akigawa, will speak to the demon and inform him of what will be happening to him. I would suggest you deal with the student as you see fit, however some understanding would not go amiss either. These students need to understand why their being punished, but we must also understand them and why they do what they have done. Otherwise they will not get better without guidance, you understand? I will inform Lilliane of her punishment once I am with Miss Rayne." With that all said the Headmaster gave a nod to the two mages before making his way to the door. He hoped they understood what he meant, and agreed with his way of dealing with things. Memphis knew what he was doing and was sure the troubles of the students could cease once things had been dealt with. "Oh, but should any more outbursts happen then find me and I will deal with the student by myself. Though I assume you both are more than capable with dealing with any issues." Taking his leave the demon left the office and made his way to the detention room.

It didn’t take long until he arrived and entered the room promptly, eying up Miss Rayne briefly before he focused his attention towards the mage in question. Grabbing a seat he sat across from her, staring directly at the girl. "So you are the mage who tried to kill a demon, are you?" He asked though knew it anyway, narrowing his eyes just a little as he edged closer to the young mage and rested his elbows against the desk – making sure he didn’t smoke around the girl, just to make her a little more comfortable around him. "Before I tell you what your punishment is for such an act, I want to ask you a few questions. Mainly, why you did it? Was it provoked, or did you just do it for fun? Is there some issue between you two that I should know about?"

Memphis didn’t like the idea of a mage striking a demon, though it wasn’t like he was accepting of it the other way about. As Headmaster he had to have an open mind and not judge others through the perspective of a demon, but as an authority figure. "Do not be mislead, Ruzik will be punished too. He has his own flaws that won’t go unnoticed, but the fact still remains you tried to end his life, but what is your reason for it? It had better be good, mage. I’m sure you’ve spoken to Miss Rayne already, but as Headmaster it is my responsibility to deal with such issues, so it is in your best interest to be as open and honest with me as must as possible, do you understand?" Pausing himself he awaited her response, though the demon was surprisingly calm with the girl so perhaps it would aid in getting to understand her better, and resolve any issues she had.





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Ruzik cared little to look at the demon as she entered the bathroom, his attention more focused on the blood in his mouth and the attempts he tried to spit it out. But what did grab his attention was when the girl slammed her fist into the mirror, causing the redhead to step back quickly though remained near the sink. As he looked to Etelka the demon-girl appeared weird at that moment as she held a shard of glass and examined it. Ruzik almost thought she was going to aim it for him! But thankfully not.

She spoke oddly too, telling of murderous intentions as she waffled on though the incubus barely raised a brow. He cared not for what she did, or to whom. Though it wasn’t surprising that the thought of him being her next victim had crossed his mind quietly – as the girl did have issues with him, but who didn’t? Soon enough she began to leave and the redhead was otherwise unaffected by her words, at least until she mentioned a particular rabbit-demon which caused the incubus to turn round more fully to face the other demon.

”You go near her and I’ll kill you.” He spat out to the demon, a perhaps cliché comeback however it served its purpose. He was serious and meant it, his carefree nature fading as an actual look of concern crossed his features. Would Etelka go after Kou? They use to be teammates so why the sudden threats? Was it solely because of him? Ruzik refrained from going after the demon and bit his tongue for now, metaphorically, as he figured he’d had enough with getting beaten down for one day. But for sure he would get Etelka back for the threat - soon enough. ”Like I’m scared of you, Etelka.” He scoffed to himself and quickly took his leave from the bathroom soon after, avoiding contact with everyone he passed as the redhead snuck around the hallways undetected, or so he believed.

There was only one place he was going to surprisingly, as it turned out to be the infirmary. A place he hated yet felt compelled to venture to for the sake of another. Once there, he peered in through the door to see still a good few amounts of student bodies busying the place. Whether anyone saw him or not he didn’t care, as the incubus made his way through the area though tried to keep a low profile – despite how rough he looked, with his injuries and bloodied mouth, the redhead was trying to blend in. Soon enough he found what he was looking for and snuck through the curtained wall to find his little rabbit. She was on a bed laying still, though whether she was awake or not he couldn’t tell from his angle, and yet as he look upon the wounded girl, even Ruzik felt a small ounce of guilt.

”Kou,” He whispered, slowly moving himself round before taking a seat on a stool close-by the bed. Unsure if the rabbit even wanted to speak to him, or even if she was even conscious at that moment, Ruzik didn’t really care either way as he was quite frankly out of options for company. No one wanted to be around him it seemed, and in all truth the redhead had never felt as much hatred and displeasure towards him since coming to the Academy. Maybe it was getting it him more than he dared let on, but he’d never admit it. He was Ruzik after all, he had an image to uphold and a reputation.

Looking down at the rabbit-demon as she lay on the bed the incubus, without really thinking, grabbed her hand and held it in his own gently. He couldn’t quite believe it himself for a moment, but since they were hidden from the sights of others it sort-of made it alright as no one would see it. ”I’m… sorry for what I did, I guess. I didn’t mean for you to end up here. I hope you know that and we can start afresh again, or whatever.” He even chuckled a little to his words, though he quickly silenced himself once he realized. Ruzik didn’t want to appear too normal after all, it wasn’t his style and it was just plain unnatural. But Kou always brought out an odd side to the incubus, at least for a short amount time before Ruzik inevitably resorted back to his usual ways. He couldn’t help it. That was the demons downfall, amongst other things, was the fact that he was too much himself. But for now he wasn’t entirely, the demon was tired, in pain and clearly suffering in some form, and once more he was more wary of his enemies now.

”Kou, if you forgive me, I promise to change and be faithful to you. I-I’ll fight my feelings and urges, and I’ll try to have more self-control,” The girl was the only one to ever like him, or accept him more correctly even if she too held some form of disliking for him, but he was fine with that. She was worth it in his eyes, and perhaps just maybe he’d be up to the challenge of being faithful for once in his life. Though knowing Ruzik things would only have to get worse before they ever began to get better. ”Etelka no longer wants me, she said we’re through and our deal is terminated. S-So if I need anything, you said I could come to you, remember?”

Releasing her hand for a moment the male appeared to fidget a little on his seat, so much so that he ended up standing and peered over Kou, as he looked down at her. Even though injured the girl was still a marvelous sight to behold, and though the improper timing of it, Ruzik couldn’t help but chance his luck. Leaning down he got closer to one of her ears and whispered, ”I was thinking whilst we’re here, and though you’re a little out of action at the moment, that we could… you know, right here?” His insinuations were obvious enough, but it was hardly surprising. He was an incubus after all and that pill Mikari had given him didn’t help things, even if it had worn off considerably by now – some effects were still playing away at the demon.

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Character Portrait: Memphis Character Portrait: Ruzik R. Character Portrait: Sarah Rayne Character Portrait: Liliane Auringer
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The headmaster stepped in and looked at Sarah briefly. She quickly stepped back to let him do what he came to do and he took a seat in front of the chair Liliane sat in.

"So you are the mage who tried to kill a demon, are you?" Lili didn't answer. She knew it was a rhetorical question. Memphis knew as well for his pause was small before he continued. "Before I tell you what your punishment is for such an act, I want to ask you a few questions. Mainly, why you did it? Was it provoked, or did you just do it for fun? Is there some issue between you two that I should know about? Do not be misled, Ruzik will be punished too. He has his own flaws that won’t go unnoticed, but the fact still remains you tried to end his life, but what is your reason for it? It had better be good, mage. I’m sure you’ve spoken to Miss Rayne already, but as Headmaster it is my responsibility to deal with such issues, so it is in your best interest to be as open and honest with me as must as possible, do you understand?" Lili stared at the headmaster with unwavering eyes for a moment.

"I have a strong dislike for his kind. Let alone Ruzik as an individual. I also have a strong dislike for him alone. His kind is the cause for me being this way. My mother's death and the years of strict training and shaping and experimenting I went through. If I end that demon's life then I'm helping everyone, whether they see it now or not. He won't take anyone's life through lust and manipulating them against their will. The world would be better if Succubi were wiped out."

"Liliane, surely you can't truly think them as a lesser species. If you killed them off wouldn't you feel anything for committing an act of genocide?" Sarah cut in.

"Then answer me this Ms. Rayne. Do you feel anything when you burn your garbage? When you take out the trash? That's all this is. Liliane paused for a moment taking a breath before continuing. "Ruzik give me a challenge before the exercise. He said that whoever wins may do what they want to the other. If he won, he said he'd seduce me in the way Succubi do. Like what they did to my mother. My prize for winning would be his life." Liliane shifted her eyes between the two instructors. "If you want to be upset at someone then be upset at him. He made the deal and I still expect my prize. And for the record, I don't need my powers to kill. It just makes it quick. But if you order me not to kill him then I can hold off on my prize while on school grounds to adhere to your rules. That is unless he tries something. If he so much as looks at me wrong I might feel inclined to take his life despite what I promised. It's how I am. I was taught to complete missions. To follow through our deal with killing him is an unfinished mission and it's gnawing at me." Liliane folded her arms and wondered what punishment she would receive. The Headmaster asked for the truth and Lili gave him the full thing. Now to wait and see what would be the consequences.

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Character Portrait: Memphis Character Portrait: Cleo Gardenia Character Portrait: Ruzik R. Character Portrait: Bugby Marshall Character Portrait: Kou Usagi Character Portrait: Muse Character Portrait: Ichiro Ogura Character Portrait: Sarah Rayne Character Portrait: Liliane Auringer Character Portrait: Laurence Snow
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Memphis listened to the girl and held his silence for the duration as she spoke, figuring that was the better approach as he thought over his words in the meantime. Although, the other teacher had spoke up also, peaking the man’s interest a little. A moment later though he refocused on the young mage. "Hating a demon for what they are, without even knowing them, is a bit harsh do you not think? I realize this whole issue with your… mother, and all that followed must have been painful, but you must understand that Ruzik played no hand in those events so he is perfectly innocent." He spoke up softly, gradually easing his point across without hopefully setting the girl off. "It’s unfortunately that you happen to be placed in an environment where one of those demons happens to also be put within, but that doesn’t give you the right to single-handedly try to eliminate either him, or his kind."

Memphis narrowed his eyes just a little, showing that he was serious with his words, though the man could also perfectly understood her reasons – but given his position it wasn’t an option to allow the mage to go off on her revenge-hunt, and so it simply would not be happening whilst under his academy roof. "You are forbidden from killing him, or any student. Be it here or elsewhere off these grounds, I will not stand by and idly watch you take-out my students, is that understood? Revenge is one thing, reasons for it are another, that you have yet to clearly grasp." Of course, after listening to this girl Memphis knew she would not willingly accept this, would she? He couldn’t afford for another incident to happen, especially if it was a fatal one. "Just to make myself clear, should you take further action against Ruzik then I will be forced to take my own action. Meaning, as she is your supervising teacher, Miss Rayne will suffer as consequence to your foolish choices. Now, understand me?"

Giving little away the demon rose to his feet and rested his hands against the table, his stare directed down at the young mage before him, as he studied her briefly for a moment to see her response. "If it is of any interest to you, Ruzik will remain powerless indefinitely until he has proved himself to us. So, I don’t imagine he will be any threat now, does that help? I mean, feel free to keep an eye on him if you must but should he do anything that is otherwise not-good, then tell a teacher – do not act upon it yourself, is that clear?"

Raising a brow, the redhead leaned off the table and stood upright. He briefly gave the older woman a glance, and then turned back to the girl. "Your punishment will be this – your powers will remain sealed for the remainder of the day, which isn't that long, right? And then you will have to apologize to Ruzik for what you did to him. You must accept that he is nothing to do with your mother, you cannot force your hatred onto him just because he is of the same species. I won’t tolerate that. Now, are we in an understanding, Lilliane?"




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Ruzik remained by Kou’s side, eventually managing to sit himself down again as he got control of himself once more. Surprisingly though, his hand never left hers, and for once he was calm. There wasn’t anything to irk him, nothing to distract him and urge him on, and perhaps he even enjoyed it a bit. Though if only Kou was not in the state she was, it might have been just a bit better. But still, he’d savor it in some odd way, he supposed. Of course, once his mind had stopped tempting the incubus to pounce on the girl, that was.

The demon had decided that he would not follow his temptations so blindly, Kou was injured and needed rest, and what she certainly didn’t need was him getting his way again. Not like this at least. So no, he would not indulge himself but rather distract his thoughts and try to keep himself in line. ”Can’t believe you girls bet me, seriously. I guess I should be lucky that mage-girl let me live, I think. Not that she wanted to.” The redhead sighed a little, quietly, whilst thinking of the moment. Ruzik couldn’t quit remember everything exactly as he had lost consciousness part-way through, embarrassingly. ”But still, a win is a win I guess, I’ll just have to try harder next time.”

Resting his head down against her hand the redhead closed his eyes for a few minutes, taking a chance to get a brief moment of rest himself since he’d been staggering all over the place since waking up – not to mention getting his tongue bit! Shrugging off the pain, the incubus exhaled a tired breath. He really needed to not be so reckless in the future. He concluded, narrowing his gaze a little. Just then, sitting up promptly the demon had a thought and quickly got to his feet. Rummaging around the small cupboard next to the bed the redhead picked something up, carrying it out before throwing it over the rabbit-demon. It was a small blanket, since there’s usually always one kicking about somewhere, and Ruzik realized the girl looked a bit cold since she lacked proper clothing – so he figured he’d do something nice for a chance.

”I hope that keeps you warm. Maybe not as much as I would’ve kept you warm, but I guess… this is better, for now.” He assured her, though perhaps he was trying to reassure himself more, and his shameless needs. Forcing himself back down the demon kept a constant vigil over the girl as she rested, like a faithful guard dog he was, he’d never let anyone harm her again. Not on his watch. But, he’d best not make it obvious and give the girl a reason to worry, not that she needed anymore with him!




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Cleo just laughed at Bugby in a teasing manner before pushing herself off the bed. ”Sure, whatever you say Buggie.” She purred, though not long after another boy approached them, an unfamiliar one, though she could have sworn she had in fact seen him somewhere. Thankfully, the boy recognized them and mentioned that he was from their class, so at least that was something!

He looked a state however, and quickly Cleo grabbed the boy and plopped him onto the bed that Ichiro was on. ”What happened to you?” The feline asked, knowing Muse was going to fetch the nurse. Tilting her head just a little the girl examined his face a little, resting her hands to her hips. ”Did something bite you? That looks nasty, sort of.” Taking a step back Cleo looked the young boy over, noticing the blood stains covering him, and she couldn’t help but wonder what the hell had happened to the poor boy. ”Well, you’re safe now kid. I’m Cleo, and these guys are my friends so you’re welcome to stay here with us for a bit, ‘till you get seen to.”

Giving the boy a smile the feline purred a little, watching the youth briefly before wondering, ”Say, are you a mage? I know you said you’re new here, but you remind me of Ichiro a little so I figured it must be a mage thing, after all you don’t look like a demon.” The girl laughed a little before looking away momentarily, seeing if Muse had found the nurse yet, or not.

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As Liliane listened to the Headmaster's words she could feel her body temperature rising. She knew this reaction was only produced by either love or anger. She was sure her emotions were tied to anger. She was being told that Succubi's kind were innocent. That Ruzik had nothing to do with her mother's death. That was a point that couldn't be argued over. There was insufficient evidence to know whether Ruzik was guilty of the death of Lili's mother.

Then the Headmaster seemed to make a kind of indirect threat to Ms. Rayne. Even she looked at Memphis with widened eyes. Did he know that Liliane held a kind of fondness for the teacher? Liliane curled her hand into fist. How dare he use someone else as a means to punish her? This was no different than what happened to her mother. Lili's mother died so that the girl could live.

And then the man placed the final nail on the coffin. He ordered Liliane to apologize to the Incubus.

"You must accept that he is nothing to do with your mother, you cannot force your hatred onto him just because he is of the same species. I won’t tolerate that. Now, are we in an understanding, Lilliane?" Lili sat in silence. She wish she didn't leave her mother's mask in the other class. It was the only thing that suppressed her emotions immediately.

Sarah walked up and placed a hand on her shoulder.

"It's okay, Liliane. Just think things through one step at a time. In situations like these looking at the full picture can, probably, be too much. For now just try remembering that Ruzik, most likely, had nothing to do with anything that happened to you. He's just another student here at the academy. You may have had a disagreement but you bested him. He is no threat to you."

To Lili's surprise she could feel herself getting calmer. She closed her eyes briefly to clear her head before looking at the Headmaster.

"I understand. I am sorry for any inconvenience that I have brought you or any of the staff. If it is alright I would like to go on ahead and give my apologies to Ruzik." Sarah smiled. Liliane seemed to let some steam off and back to her usual self. The anger in her eyes earlier was more than intense and didn't like the look it gave on the young girls face. It made her seem like more than a mage-student at the academy. Those eyes briefly held the same look as a killer's. Liliane stood from her desk and made her way past the Headmaster and towards the door.

"If you will excuse me, I will take my leave." As Liliane closed the door behind herself Sarah turned towards Memphis. Her expression changed. She was quite displeased with one thing the demon had said earlier.

"What the heck was that? If Liliane doesn't adhere to your demands then I'm punished? I understand I hold responsibility over my own group of students but the way you stated that rule may have been a little intense. She seemed to have taken it as a threat. Remember, she's a former militarized fighter. Try not to set her off." Sarah pulled out her cigarette pack, absentmindedly, and saw that she was almost empty. "Sorry about that. I just feel protective of her. She doesn't really have anyone to lean on at the moment." Sarah looked at her watched. "How much time until the next session?

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As Liliane walked through the halls she was mentally kicking herself for not asking for Ruzik's location. It was bad enough to have to apologize to the demon. Now she had to dread every corner and every door she opened. She didn't want to run into him and not be ready for it. And god forbid he make a smart remark when she did catch him. Right now her mind was calm but if she were to be set off again she would make sure no one would interfere a second time.

Lili shortly came to a door with a sign above it reading "Infirmary." He was carried off due to injuries. This was a good place to start as any. As she opened the door she saw that the infirmary held many students. Pretty much all of the students from her class were there. Lili saw what looked like the nurse and quickly walked up to the lady.

"Excuse me, ma'am. Has a demon by the name of Ruzik been through this way? He has red hair and glasses. He's of the Succubi species. I need to speak to him."

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Memphis watched the young mage-girl rise from her seat, even apologizing to him which was appreciated. The demon simply gave a nod of acknowledgment to Liliane, as she took her leave and left the room altogether. Sighing a little to himself, Memphis thought that was it over with until he heard Miss Rayne just then, gaining his attention quickly.

"Every action has a consequence and affects those around them. Once she realizes that then the girl will think twice before causing trouble, which is what I want. It was merely a play of words rather than a call to action, Miss Rayne." The redhead replied quite tonelessly, clearly disregarding any form of concern. However the girl took his words was of little interest to him, if she accepted it as a threat then good, it only showed how serious he was then. "Worry not, no harm shall come to you. I am merely trying to teach the girl a lesson, as well as Ruzik. I cannot afford for those two to kick off again so I will do what I must, I hope you understand. Though your influence seems to prove well with that girl, I’d much prefer it if you could keep her in line and guide her, therefore I would not have to deal with her myself. I’m sure Liliane may enjoy that more than having to see me."

He watched the woman pull out what looked like a cigarette pack, surprisingly. He hadn’t seen many others smoke beside himself, if anyone at all. "You smoke?" He asked, tilting his head slightly. However his curiosity was short lived when remembering the woman’s other question, to which he replied, "I will be calling the students back to class right now actually, at least those who are still able to, given the first exercise. I’m going to go to my office and put an announcement out, so when you’re ready head back to class. I’ll see you there Miss Rayne."

With that said the demon turned and quickly left the room, making his way up to his office to use the academy’s intercom system since he’d gotten quite use to it. It didn’t take the redhead long to reach his office, and once there he walked over to his desk and pushed down on the small device. "Attention students, all those who are part of the Headmasters class should head back now – those who are fit and well, that is. You are expected here sharp-ish, do not doddle."

Standing back, the Headmaster then left his office just as speedily as he hurried along the hallways and made his way to the classroom. Once there, he entered the room calmly and sat himself at the desk. Hopefully there would be enough students, though the exercises had taken turned he had not expected surprisingly. But still, he would wait and see.




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Cleo watched as the nurse got to work on the mage-boy, she truly was fascinated by the woman’s abilities, however she knew such things were too advanced for her to comprehend. Instead she just watched, and once the nurse was done Cleo peered over the woman to see her handiwork. The mage looked as good as new which still amazed her, and when allowed she got in close to study his face.

”You look great, eh… what’s your name? Haha, I didn't even ask! How silly.” The feline asked when realized she hadn’t, smiling to the boy as she excitedly awaited his answer. Looking over him once more Cleo stepped back, turning her gaze to her demon teammate, or she would have but he seemed distracted by muse over beside the wall, though as to what was going on the feline didn’t know. Instead, she looked to Ichiro and skipped over to her mage. When about to say something a voice erupted in the air from the intercoms, she quickly recognized it to be the Headmaster. "Attention students, all those who are part of the Headmasters class should head back now – those who are fit and well, that is. You are expected here sharp-ish, do not doddle."

Cleo then quickly turned back to Ichiro. ”Hey, Ichiro, are you fit and well? Can you go to class. I don’t mind hanging around here if you’re not, but if you are, then we can go. We can drag Bugby with us too, though he looks busy with that other girl, surprisingly.” She purred and gazed at her mage with a goofy smile.

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"They were teasing me." Muse said and Liliane was a bit surprised. She didn't think of the others to tease but hopefully it wasn't the kind that went with bullying. If it was Liliane would have something to say.

"I'll talk to them the next chance I get." Liliane hoped that the others were just joking that they would understand Muse being uncomfortable with their teasing.

"Should we go to class Liliane?" Muse's voice shook Lili from her thoughts.

"Yeah. We should get going. It wouldn't be good if we were late to class." The two exited the infirmary and made their way to class in silence until the demon spoke up.

"Is there a certain name you would like me to call you?" Muse suddenly asked, hoping they would get to class soon as she didn't want to be in trouble.

"Liliane is perfectly fine. Or you can call me Lili if you want. I'm glad that I seem to get lucky in getting pleasant team mates." They reached the classroom door and Lili turned to Muse. "I just want to make something clear that I apply to anyone in my group; I am not your master. It troubles me if anyone thinks that way of me. We are teammates and equals. That is pretty much my main rule. And if you ever need anything don't hesitate to get me or our group instructor, Ms. Rayne. She's probably the nicest teacher at this school."

Liliane finally opened the door to the class to see most of the students were already present. Including Ruzik. Liliane didn't glare at him as she walked by this time. There already seemed to be some sort of tension in the air as it was but Lili was starting to get what type of person the Incubus was. To Lili he was like a small dog. All bark with no bite. She went and took her seat at the same place as the morning with Muse in tow. Sarah was already at the front of the class as well with the other instructors. Liliane waited to hear what was planned next. And in the back of her mind she wondered how would she do in any further exercises without her abilities.

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Character Portrait: Memphis Character Portrait: Cleo Gardenia Character Portrait: Ruzik R. Character Portrait: Bugby Marshall Character Portrait: Etelka Lantos Character Portrait: Hive Character Portrait: Kou Usagi Character Portrait: Muse Character Portrait: Dúyè Character Portrait: Midora Kurayami Character Portrait: Mikari Akigawa Character Portrait: Ichiro Ogura Character Portrait: Sarah Rayne Character Portrait: Liliane Auringer Character Portrait: Laurence Snow Character Portrait: Lapidus Otto
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Memphis watched as the room filled up gradually, rarely uttering a single word nor moving as he kept his being seated indefinitely. At some point he noticed Midora arriving, giving out a faint sigh of quiet relief as at least now he wasn’t alone with the class – not that the students bothered him to that extreme, but it was strangely reassuring to know there was other members of staff nearby in case they should be needed. Likewise Miss Rayne appeared and took her place at the front with him.

With the thought pushed aside however the red-haired demon rose from his seat and calmly walked around the desk before placing himself in front of the seated students. With either hand sat against the side of his waist the man gave quite an emotionless stare to the youths, though perhaps that was mainly due to the fact he didn’t have a cigarette and was a little lost as to what to do with himself without a smoke on-hand.

"Well, let me start by saying you all did well on your exercise this morning. I am actually quite surprised to see so many of you back here right now," He began, though it was a little too much effort for the demon to force a smile. "That was just a tiny ouch of what will be thrown at you to come in your time at this academy. So, work on your groups and bond more, as you will certainly require each other in the exercises to come." With the brief moment of praise over, the Headmaster shifted his weight from side to side momentarily as he thought quietly for a few seconds. Once that was done, he cleared his throat slightly. "Now, I have asked you here for two things, mainly. One being what some of you will be doing now, and secondly what the rest of you will be doing tonight."

Pausing, he let the wonder and curiosity set into their minds before continuing. "As I said, there will be a special task given out to a few select individuals. Those students are as followed – Laurence Snow, Dúyè, Muse, Hive, Ichiro Ogura and Cleo Gardenia. Those whose names I’ve mentioned will speak with me and Mr. Kurayami shortly, in private. You will be briefed then on what it entails, and we will prepare you for this task soon enough. However, all I ask is that you remain seated for now until we are ready to speak with you. As I must ensure the remaining students are set with their task first." Memphis gave Midora a quick glance, as he revealed his chosen students and even added another one to the bunch – but the demon knew what he was doing. He had thought about it, and stuck with his decision.

Readjusting himself, the demon clasped his hands together as he addressed the other half of the class – meaning those who were not part of the special mission. "You remaining five – Kou, Ruzik, Etelka, Liliane and Bugby will be partaking in a different task. Though soon there is to be six of you once our newest student arrives, I’m sure both Kou and Ruzik have been informed of their new mage – Lapidus?" Glancing to the door, the red-haired demon began to wonder when his newest arrival would actually arrive. He had told the boy to be there early but clearly that had not happened, but he was sure the mage would appear soon enough. Quickly though he returned his attention o the students. "As I was saying. You all will be undergoing a knock-down challenge and will be split into two groups - the first person from each group to knock-down both their teammates will earn a special reward of their choice. I believe this to be quite a fun game, especially when grouped with those you are not entirely familiar with."

Walking closer the Headmaster looked to the individual students who he was talking to, eyeing them up as he thought. "Group 1 will be Bugby, Etelka and Liliane. Meaning Group 2 will be of Kou, Ruzik and Lapidus." Giving a slight nod the demon walked back over to his desk and rested against its side as he addressed the students. "That is all. Those who are doing the knock-down challenge should make their way outside to the training area to begin." He said and pointed to the door. "It’s a simple game, the aim is to knock both your opponents down - however you are only allowed to hit each person once. If you fail to knock them over with that one hit then you lose and will be disqualified - in turn giving a point to your opponents. But by all means use your abilities to their best and avoid getting hit for as long as you can - those who do not have any powers currently will have to adapt. Think wisely, move quickly and do your best. Oh, and best remember – any form of cheating or lack of participating will result in punishment, both you and your partners." Looking away he turned to the others, " And those who aren’t, as said, should stay seated."

Moving once more, Memphis walked over to Miss Rayne and spoke to her quietly. "If you could, I would like you to keep an eye on Group 1 and ensure no trouble arises. Just make sure no cheating goes on, you know. I will send Mr. Akigawa to keep watch of Group 2 when he arrives." With a nod he turned and returned to his desk, sitting on it this time as he dismissed those five students. Motioning with a hand he also beckoned for Midora to come over beside him.

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Character Portrait: Memphis Character Portrait: Cleo Gardenia Character Portrait: Ruzik R. Character Portrait: Bugby Marshall Character Portrait: Etelka Lantos Character Portrait: Kou Usagi Character Portrait: Muse Character Portrait: Dúyè Character Portrait: Midora Kurayami Character Portrait: Mikari Akigawa Character Portrait: Ichiro Ogura Character Portrait: Sarah Rayne Character Portrait: Liliane Auringer Character Portrait: Laurence Snow Character Portrait: Lapidus Otto
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Memphis was silently watching as one of the students headed outside, the rabbit-girl who was partaking in the challenge he had set up for the other half of the class. But his attention was stolen a moment later as he heard a voice speak up behind him. Looking round quickly he saw it was the girl with the horns, Muse he believed her name was.

"Are you complaining that you were chosen?" He replied, not really answering her question nor showing much of a kind expression towards the female. Soon he turned his body round to face the girl fully, pondering his words a little more carefully before continuing. "I’ve heard about your ‘problem’ and I know of that talisman that is placed on you – your file gave that away, however my knowledge goes no further than that. As to why you have it, and why you cannot remember is not of my business, what matters are that you are here and were chosen because we thought you could be good for the mission."

Looking to the younger girl, Memphis knelt down a little to be more level with her. Similar to a parent with a child he looked into her eyes and with a calm voice added, "Just so you know, it’s not what you can do with the abilities you have that make a valued demon, but rather it’s what you can do with the body you have and how you use it that make a difference. Abilities are only accessories, demons need more than that to survive." Pausing, the redhead thought for a single moment before finally asking, "However I will not force you into this if you feel completely uncomfortable with undertaking this mission – I won’t lie, the mission will be dangerous, so if you feel you are not ready for it then I would put another student in your place if that is what you wish? I appreciate you came to talk to me, it shows you have a good head on your shoulders, as they say Muse. Just let me know what your decision is when you decide.” When about to address Midora who had appeared not long before the Headmaster just remember something, quickly redirecting his focus to the girl. ”Oh, if you want further assistance with that talisman I am here to help, should you want to investigate the matter further – we could even help try and get it off you, but only if you want it. Feel free to speak to me on the issue later or whenever you want to."

With that said Memphis straightened himself and looked to Midora once again, however Mikari also decided to enter at that very moment with the new student in tow. Finally. His expression generally followed its usual un-amused state as the demon looked to the blue-haired mage and then the younger student, who after being introduced to the class then proceeded to sit near Ruzik. Memphis turned to face Mikari at that moment. "Yes, I want you to keep watch over Kou, Ruzik and Lapidus outside as they will be facing each other in what I like to call ‘Knock-Down’. The aim of this challenge is to knock each of your opponents down with only one hit for each. Abilities and such are allowed, though I just want you to ensure nothing bad happens like last time. Your group doesn’t exactly have a good reputation, Mr. Akigawa. Think you can handle that simple duty?"

Turning away Memphis walked over to the new mage and placed his hands against the desk as he glared down at the odd boy before him. "And you, Otto. What happened to arriving here sharp? I specifically told you to arrive early, not late. Do you see the problem here?" Leaning in more closely the redhead narrowed his eyes slightly, mostly just to give the boy a friendly warning that his lateness would not be tolerated. A minute or so later, Memphis pulled back and put his hands to his hips. "Anyway, your task for now is simple – try and knock each of your opponents down with a single hit, doing so you will win. Those you will be facing are your teammates, one being Ruzik who is behind you, and Kou who is already outside waiting. If you need to know anything else then feel free to ask either Mr. Akigawa or your group-mates, and once more – do not be late, Otto."

Turning is back to the boy Memphis finally faced the two mage teachers. "Mr. Akigawa if there is nothing else then you should head outside, while you Mr. Kurayami will stay with me." He said, waiting for Mikari to take his leave before speaking to Midora alone. "Actually, I was thinking that when the time comes to brief the kids on the mission that you could take the lead on that? I’m not as knowledgeable on the matter, and you seem to know the details pretty well. And one more thing, I was wondering if we could talk privately afterwards, or later at some point before we set out for the mission. I think it would be wise for us to talk about how we will perform during this mission as a team, and establish some ground rules and familiarity, and such. If that is alright with you?"




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Ruzik sat and listened as the Headmaster spoke, albeit he didn’t want to listen the incubus could do nothing but hear the demon-figure as he stood in front of him. Apparently half the class was going on some mission but he wasn’t picked, instead Ruzik was to participate in some other exercise with Kou and his new mage – Lapidus. He didn’t know whether it was a girl or boy as the demon hadn’t been informed on much more other than the fact his old mage was now gone, the girl who he would’ve attempted to hurt if it weren’t for Liliane. Sulking, the redhead kept quiet and listened to the in’s and out’s of the game, Knock-Down. The reminder that he didn’t have his powers was another hit to the incubus, as without them he would surely lose? Then again, it wasn’t like he really tried and gave it his all in the last exercise. Admittedly he did give it a go, but not by much. He cared little for these games and would merely humor the Headmaster for now. As he was about to move himself Ruzik noticed Kou already passing him and gave the boy a wink, apparently she would see him on the battlefield.

Was that an invitation to fight, or make-up? Ruzik couldn’t tell and honestly he didn’t know which one he preferred. The rabbit waltz about as if nothing had happened and it bothered him, she didn’t even appear heartbroken over it! Rolling his eyes the incubus got to his feet and begrudgingly began to make his way to the door. However, the new student had arrived not long before and was sat in front of him – the incubus unable to keep his hands to himself as he sat a hand against the mage-boy's shoulder and looked to him.

”Hey teammate, I’ll see you outside.” He grinned to the pointy-eared boy, removing his hand as the redhead carried on walking.

As he did he also passed Mikari as he stood beside the other mage-teacher, as well as the Headmaster. The incubus refrained from saying anything as it appeared they were talking, although Ruzik looked to the blue-haired mage and gave him a dissatisfied look – though his displeasure was not due to the mage, it was merely the fact that Ruzik could not ignore his inner conflict of emotions and failed to hide them from his features. Soon enough he exited the room and walked out into the training area. His eyes quickly fell onto the sitting figure of Kou, though he didn’t feel a need to draw her attention onto him so soon as he quietly walked over the rabbit-demon.

Once he had approached the girl he knelt down beside her and wasted little time in throwing his arms around the rabbit’s shoulders as he pulled her into a tight embrace. ”I-I didn’t mean it.” He said though his voice was a little muffled by her hair at that moment, which was just as well though, as it was handy to disguise the slight needy emotion that was present in his tone. ”I’ll take you back, you don’t have to apologize I’ll have you back, Kou.” Clearly Ruzik had not grasped who exactly it was that was in the wrong, seemingly viewing Kou was the source of their sudden break-up.

Releasing the girl Ruzik moved himself over until he was sitting directly in front of Kou. Caring little for the consequence he placed his hands up against her thighs and just beneath the ends of her skirt, as he teasingly ran his fingers against that area of her flesh. ”I’m willing to look past your wrongdoing and that kiss you gave that mage, I know it was just a cry for attention – deep down you want me, you need me. If you just say you’ll have me then I’ll be yours, Kou. All yours. Despite how it may have came out, that was an actual attempt to rebuild bridges with the rabbit – though Ruzik clearly viewed the situation differently compared to his ex, which was not at all surprising. In truth though he did want her back, desperately. It was so unreal to not have the girl with him, having her against him and being able to talk to her without this sudden tension that lingered between them.

”I know you’re just a girl going through your emotions, I realize that now. You wanted to get back at me for something or another, whatever. But I won’t hold it against you, I forgive you. So, anyway,” Placing his face a few inches closer to hers, the incubus whispered ever-so-slightly seducingly, ”It’s been so many years Kou, don’t you want to relive the old days? The good days?” Quite frankly the old days weren’t much better to they are now, things never changed much when it came to the incubus. He was always like he is, deluding himself into think that sex solved all their problems – it was really one of few things he was any good at so why wouldn’t he? Lacking the maturity to voice his feelings nicely he would much rather work around said emotions, only through his own personal way.

Maybe that was how much he thought of their relationship, considering he hadn’t really earned the girls affection but rather he had always just had it at his disposal. She was his and that was about it. Nobody could have her, she was his to own and that was how he honestly viewed their love. Ruzik was the dominating force and Kou was his follower, the incubus could do as he pleased knowing the girl would always forgive him. Perhaps unintentionally in the beginning the demon couldn’t help but play to the girls forgiving nature over time – he was her weakness, he knew it and would use it. Maybe Ruzik wasn’t ready for a relationship, clearly the demon lacked the proper understanding of what healthy communication was and never mind his constant infidelity. The incubus would never truly learn from his errors until the girl could be firm with the boy, stand up to him and finally tell Ruzik, ”No.”

”Tell you what, to show how much of a good sport I am, how about this,” He spoke up and pulled away from the rabbit-girl. ”If you can knock me down then I’ll do something for you, anything at all you name it – alright? I won’t even ask for anything in return. Not that you will knock me down, since you know I did knock you down and out this morning with only one hit, remember?” Smirking, Ruzik couldn’t help but rub it in a little to the rabbit. He wanted her to know how serious he was and maybe if he bet her then the rabbit would realize what she was missing out on.

”Oh, I saw our new mage just there. He should be out soon - he's kind-of cute.” WIth his hands still on the girl the redhead looked quite smug, for whatever reason. Maybe he was just excited to beat his teammates and prove his superiority - despite having no powers.




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Cleo perked her ears up once the Headmaster spoke though her attention only really kicked-in when her name was mentioned and it was revealed that she was to be sent on some mission tonight. Beyond that though she hadn’t paid too much attention but understood the basics, only soon after looking to her teammate, Bugby, and nudging him playfully.

”Hey, looks like if you win you get a reward that you want! You gotta win Buggie,” She purred to the green-haired boy, smiling to him for added reassurance. ”Besides it’s only girls Bugby, you ain’t gonna let some girlies beat you, eh?” It seemed that those doing the challenge were to head outside, which only forced Cleo to then turn to her mage, Ichiro, and give him a knowing look of displeasure. ”Oh my, it looks like there’s more girls on this mission so I wonder who you’ll kiss next?” Lowering her ears the feline didn’t quite know what to do with herself and this seemingly baseless aggression. Ichiro hadn’t’ done anything wrong, he didn’t want to kiss Kou – or did he? Just the thought irked Cleo and a frown quickly formed on her lips. It had been the second time today that the girl had gotten angry with her mage – the first time being earlier when he sat with those two girls, and now right after he was kissed by Kou.

As Cleo thought of it more a quiet hiss erupted from her as she sat, aiming her gaze to the front of the room. The feline could be quite childish at times, throwing huffs at a moment’s notice and all because she was jealous of others getting close to her mage. With that in mind suddenly, the girl forced herself against the side of Ichiro as she rubbed her head against his arm, quickly peering up at the blonde-boy. ”I’m sorry I didn’t mean it,” She purred, unable to remain annoyed with the mage as the girl was too weak to ignore him. Plus, if Ichiro didn’t like the way his demon was acting the boy could walk off and sit with those other girls, which Cleo didn’t want so she’d suck it up if she had to.

Without warning, the feline moved out of her set as she climbed onto Ichiro. Perching herself on his lap as she rested her head against his shoulder – in doing so making sure he couldn’t go anywhere and the girl had him all to herself for once. ”Ichi don’t go with those other girls stay here with me, don’t you like my company?” She asked quietly, flickering her ears as her eyes curiously looked to him.

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Lapidus gave a few slow conforming nods to the mage with blue hair as he attempted to understand the man’s words and replicate his calm demeanor. But the boy was still a bit hyped so some occasional fidgeting occurred through as his body swayed to either side as he stood on the spot. Mikari had also nicely told the younger mage to tone down his friendliness just a little, as by his suggestion some of the other student may not take too quickly to his embracing personality. Lapidus understood this, keeping it embedded in his mind as he would try to keep a bit of self-control about him - - hopefully.

"I’ll try mah’ best Mikari." That was all he could say really with hopes of keeping true to his words, though there may be times when the boy might slip up of course. Lapidus was glad to be reassured that the man in front of him was his teacher, he had gotten it right thankfully and was happy to have this mage as his overseer. Lapidus even laughed a bit to the older mage’s jokes - - or at least he hopped they were jokes, unless this was how Mikari operated. Maybe the man was not the serious type? Perhaps, considering how he had told the boy how lucky he was to have the mage as his teacher.

Mikari had figured out that the boy was a half-breed though Lapidus had never viewed himself as that before, being ‘half’ of something, as most of the time he was always wondering whether he was a ‘full’ demon or mage or both. "I’ve learned to live with the tail ac --." Red-faced, the boy was taken by surprise when the teacher used some form of magic to life his shirt up and reveal his stomach. "Oi!" His tail was wrapped around his torso and held there by some strings of some sort, before his shirt was returned to his proper placement covering his body. It was quite weird having his tail around him as it was as Lapidus could feel it tickling him, causing a few sheepish chuckles here and there. "I-I’ll try to be on time Mikari, can’t promise tho’." He replied with a grin, though the boy knew that due to his placement at the academy he would be moved to another dorm but this time sharing with his ‘teammates’. With more people around him in the morning surely he couldn’t be late?

Shortly after Mikari transported the pair to outside of the classroom door via a vortex of some nature, though Lapidus resisted the urge to question Mikari over it as he was simple too awed at the whole experience. Quickly after the two of them entered the classroom and made their way to the front. When introductions were over Lapidus sat himself down in front of a redhead who actually matched the same red-haired figure from one of the photos on his piece of paper. ’Was that one of his teammates?’

The brief period of time the boy spent sat on his seat was relatively peaceful and he was even about to make a comment to his thought-to-be teammate when the Headmaster himself approached. With hands to the desk and a nasty glare directed at him, Lapidus almost gulped and sat up straight. "S-Sorry Sir, I-ah’ see the problem it’s just I slept-in..." The man leaned in closer and forced the boy to move his head back a little though only a little as the redhead eased up soon after, allowing Lapidus a moment to sigh in relief. The Headmaster went on to explain his task and informed him that if he needed to know anything further then he could either go to Mikari or his teammates, which was even more of a relief.

With things seeming to be over the boy began to make his move though not before he felt a warm hand touch him out of the blue, the barer of the feeling belong to the redhead who was behind him. He told the mage that he’d see him outside, was that a good thing? The figure had given him a grin, so Lapidus could only interpret his intentions as something of good banter than nothing else. "Uh, cool I-ah’ will do."

When the moment had come and gone Lapidus got to his feet and walked through the small aisle between the desks as he side-stepped by the teachers somewhat uncomfortably - - not wishing to get another warning from Headmaster as the boy hurried to the door that lead outside. But before he left the room the mage stopped suddenly and began to scratch at his chest and stomach, his tail that had been wrapped around him tickling and moving against his body. He didn’t like it, his tail was uncontrollably trying to wriggle itself about and the little flickers of fur were tickling against his flesh.

"Right-a’ these are comin’ off." He huffed and lowered his eyebrows as he put his hands under his shirt and grabbed a part of the string that binded his tail around him. With his fingers pressed against the thin material the boy closed his eyes and thought of ice, or rather the freezing of it and many more cold things of that nature. "Freeze." Lapidus whispered as small, very little tiny shards of ice crackled and formed from his fingertips and traveled along parts of the string. The whole thing was hardly noticeable bar the odd sight of Lapidus standing with his hands stuffed up his shirt, however soon enough once the frosty surface had taken over most of the string the boy gripped hard and pulled the string apart from around his body. Naturally his tail sprang loose and flung itself behind him.

The furry thing twisted and curled itself and even knocked a book or two over from a nearby table accidentally. Spinning round in panic Lapidus sheepishly laughed it off, looking to the teachers and other students hoping no one had noticed. As his tail swished about frantically the mage began to take his leave as he stepped backwards and walked out through the door, though when loosing track of his tail the mage hadn’t realized where it was until he blindly stepped on it and instantly freaked out.

"Owe!" In response to the sudden sting of pain his tail violently swished about and caused the boy to fall onto his back. Gritting his teeth he crawled and quickly straightened himself back upright before hurrying out the door and into the training area - - as he had heard it being called. Right away he spotted his group and ran over to them eagerly whilst trying to be mindful and not trip up again!

Upon approaching the pair who seemed to be in the middle of something Lapidus managed to halt himself just in time before skidding to a stop beside them, his tail flapping about excitedly as he finally got to meet his teammates. "Lapidus at your service! Eh, oh, I hope I’m-ah not intrudin’ or anything the Headmaster-guy told me to come here an’ stuff, so, you know." Baring a fanged smile he tried to be really at ease around them - not that he wasn’t but he just hoped they didn’t find him too forward or anything. It was only then that he noticed the girl had a pair of rabbit ears, hinting to him that she was actually a rabbit. "Your ears are so bouncy lookin’ but I won’t touch them or anything ‘cause that’d be really too ahead of me to do so, yeah? Anywayz I’m your new mage so it’s nice tae meet both of you. You're both really pretty."

Opting to go down the extremely polite method and hoping that he wasn't gawking at them too obviously Lapidus straightened himself before bowing to the two demons - - throwing his head over so strongly that the mage nearly toppled himself over but thankfully regained his balance quickly. "Ruzik an' Kou I wish you the best of luck, ha! I was told we have a challenge to do? Well, prepare to lose guys, aha!"

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Character Portrait: Memphis Character Portrait: Bugby Marshall Character Portrait: Etelka Lantos Character Portrait: Muse Character Portrait: Sarah Rayne Character Portrait: Liliane Auringer Character Portrait: Lapidus Otto
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When the Headmaster told of a special assignment Liliane was quite surprised she wasn't on the list to go. Didn't the instructors know Liliane's background. She was, literally, trained for missions like that. The Muse stood and gave Lili a momentary farewell. Liliane calmed herself. She was happy that Muse was at least finally getting to do something. It was just a shame the mage wouldn't be able to witness Muse in a hostile enviornment.
Then the second exercise was mentioned. A one hit knockdown practice. Lili guessed it was to test anticipation and defense more than actually knocking the opponent down. Liliane would be doing this particular exercise against Etelka and Bugby. She had an idea of what Bugby could do but one demonstration wasn't enough for Lili to know, accurately, what the demon was capable. Lili could say the same for Etelka but the demon hardly felt like a threat. In the girl's last exercise she had been protected by the rabbit girl. Not to mention the breakdown she had the previous day that had her running out of the classroom.
Before Lili could think any further into her oncoming exercise a boy walked into the classroom. She guessed it was the new mage since pretty much everyone else was accounted for. He didn't seem to warrant much attention and since he wasn't in Lili's group then he wasn't even near the top of the list on things to focus on.
Liliane was the last to make it outside and say her two other group members standing under a tree. It was then Liliane realized the exercise my be much harder than she anticipated. Her abilities were bound. If not for that Liliane was ninety-eight percent sure her victory was guaranteed. She could knock a freight train off of the rails with a kick. Let alone a person. But now she would have to rely on her own strenght and hand-to-hand combat training. If neither of the two demons had an overwhelming ability to push Lili back then she has a chance. Liliane approached the two as they already seemed to be having a conversation.
”Etelka...and Bugby. Those names belong to the two of you I presume? I will not be holding back during this training exercise so I would hope the two of you would act the same.”

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“If you could, I would like you to keep an eye on Group 1 and ensure no trouble arises. Just make sure no cheating goes on, you know. I will send Mr. Akigawa to keep watch of Group 2 when he arrives.”

Sarah nodded her head in acknowledgement. She knew how Liliane felt about Succubi and Sarah wasn't sure if the mage know that Etelka was one as well. If Lili's hate really did reside with the race as a whole then if she found out Etelka was one then it could spell trouble. At least Lili didn't have her powers. But then again, she told Sarah that the girl could easily kill without her powers. Guess that was the perk of being trained as a super soldier most of your life. The group Sarah was in charge of were already outside so Sarah exited the class as well. She took her place on the benches to keep an eye on her group.

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The green haired demon had exited the building and was making her way towards her. Etelka looked at this Bugby fellow during his approach, his posture was slouched but he was a still a fair bit taller then her with his relaxed look. He also had more demonic features then her, pointed ears and claws, it caused an ache in her shoulders. Despite being rather demonic he didn't look overly threatening, sure he was certainly physically strong, but he just seemed too relaxed to be an aggressor. He stopped a fair distance away from her and spoke, she nodded to confirm they were in the same group and so he didn't think she was ignoring him. Etelka watched the male demon look up and down her body, it didn't bother her in the slightest, hopefully he would take pity on her frail figure.

The girl curtsied to the demon, "Indeed my name is Etelka, greetings sir. I have chosen to stand under this tree because sunlight hurts my skin and eyes immensely. If I stepped into that light it would be difficult for me to even open my eyes, apologies." She smiled weakly at the demon, saying she was not excited for this challenge would be quite the understatement. Yet this 'headmaster' had made sure to say lack of participation would result in punishment, it would likely be something she could very easily handle, but finding out for certain was not her plan. Etelka brought her right hand up to her face and looked at it, the bandage work was solid enough to not worry about it coming undone and getting dirt in the wound. However having a broken finger was less then ideal right now, more so given it was her dominant hand.

Etelka spotted the third member of this event in approach, about the same height, but this mage was not frail. In general she wasn't very pretty, or ladylike, more threatening and professional. Etelka nodded when her name was spoken, then got the unfortunate news that this Liliane person would not be holding back. Given the mages demeanor it seemed drastically unlikely any amount of acting could get her to pity this poor demon. "My 'all out' is hardly a threat, I have little to provide you in terms of challenge Miss," she leaned her back against the tree she stood under, moving her gaze to the ground. What a terrible afternoon she was going to have, hopefully Lord Snow would perform admirably in whatever his task was.