|Astraea: The Mafia Goddess, Book 2
Author: SailorStar9 PM
Continuation of the 'Astraea: The Mafia Goddess' fic.Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 28,142 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 05-17-12 - Published: 05-08-12 - id: 8096829
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SailorStar9: This is Chapter 1 of this fic. Every time I write these B.S. disclaimers, I die a little inside. Remember, boys and girls, reviews are an author's subsistence.
Disclaimers: I own nothing, except for the plot bunny and the pairings.
Chapter 1: The Inheritance Ceremony Arc: Part One
The next day...
"Excuse me."Adelheid Suzuki voiced, entering the Reception office. "Are you the Disciplinary Committee Captain, Hibari Kyoya?"
"Who are you?" Hibari looked up from his paperwork.
"I am Adelheid Suzuki." Adelheid introduced. "A 3rd year student from Shimon Middle School. From today, this Reception Room belongs to the Liquidation Committee. If you resist, I'll have to act accordingly."
"Liquidation Committee?" Hibari echoed.
"Yes." Adelheid confirmed. "From now on, the order of this school will not be protected by the Disciplinary Committee of Namimori, but by the Liquidation Committee of Shimon. By force." she presented the photos of Hibari's defeated subordinates.
"Wow." Hibari noted. "Looks like you wouldn't give up even if I rejected that proposal."
"Of course." Adelheid scoffed. "I would use force to make you see my way."
The next morning...
"Korekiyo?" Tsuna echoed, reading the banner hanging from the school rooftop.
"It's 'Shukusei'." Enma corrected. "It's Adelheid's Committee activity. Like me, she's a transferee. And a third year. She manages our school's Disciplinary Committee by violence. She's the president of the Liquidation Committee. Adelheid..." he breathed, noticing Adelheid and Hibari on the rooftop. "Adelheid intends to beat that guy up."
"Looks like you're ready to fight." Adelheid remarked.
"Of course, your actions are intolerable." Hibari retorted.
"Hibari!" Tsuna and Enma hurried to the rooftop.
"Tsuna!" Yamamoto greeted.
"10th!" Gokudera exclaimed.
"What are you doing, Hibari?" Ryohei barked.
"The other classes' transfer students?" Tsuna blinked as the Simon Family gathered.
"Be purified respectfully." Adelheid took out her metal fans and charged.
"That's another violation." Hibari stated, dodging the attack. "Basically, I'm the only one who can bring weapons to school."
"Naive." Adelheid glared, hammering the Cloud Guardian with a backflip kick.
Hibari countered with a swipe of his toufa. Right now, that was... Flames? He frowned.
"So, you've finally gotten serious." Adelheid remarked.
"I'll bite you to death next." Hibari promised.
"Then you go and stop them." Reborn stated. "Stopping the Family's rambles is your job as a Boss." and slammed Tsuna right into the fight.
"Reborn!" Tsuna screeched. "Why'd you do that?"
"It's your job as the Boss to stop meaningless fights." Reborn reminded.
"What are you saying?" Tsuna exclaimed. "This is a school fight! What does that have to do with being a Boss and fights?"
"It has everything to do with you." Reborn corrected. "They're guests. They're called the Simon Family. They're a Mafia Family that was invited to the Vongola Inheritance Ceremony."
"What?" Tsuna shouted. "The transfer students are Mafia?"
"The connection between the Simon Family and the Vongola Family dates back to very old times." Reborn explained. "They've known each other long before the time of Primo. Though now, they've become such a small and weak Family that I'd never heard of them."
"You sure have guts to say that, infant!" Koyo Aoba snapped. "Haven't you heard of the sugar-coating trick? We came all the way here because we were invited to the Inheritance Ceremony!"
"Inheritance Ceremony?" Gokudera echoed. "What does this mean, 10th?"
"Get it together already!" Reborn kicked his student.
"The Vongola Inheritance Ceremony that will take place in seven days," Saori added, entering the scene. "Will be a ceremony like no other, where Tsuna will officially inherit the title of '10th'. Grandfather knows everything about the fight with Byakuran. He's the one who decided upon this Ceremony."
"But didn't Sawada inherit the title of the '10th' when he defeated Xanxus, who was the other candidate at that time?" Ryohei pointed out. "Will having a ceremony change that?"
"You're really clueless, Ryohei." Reborn chided. "Being a candidate to become Boss and officially becoming Boss is as different as Hell and Heaven. To become the Boss of Vongola means to obtain control over the Vongola Families across the world. In other words, it means he'll dominate the underworld society. It's a ceremony where great powers are passed on. The entire world of Mafia is focusing on this event." Not only will the prominent leaders of the Vongola come to see the face of the next Vongola Boss, powerful Mafia from around the world will be arriving in Japan for the ceremony in due time to pledge allegiance to the Goddess.
"Just as I thought." Saori looked at the Simon Family. "Kozato Enma, you truly are Cozarto Simon's successor. Of course I know." she snorted at the Simon Family's shock. "Giotto and Cozarto were very good friends back then. I don't know what exactly happened, but know this." she ignited her Heavens Flames as Astraea manifested. "The official history may not be the truth. Bear that in mind."
"Saori, what do you mean?" Hibari pressed after the Simon Family left.
"All of you will understand when the time comes." Saori replied. "Reborn," she turned to the Arcobaleno. "Can you pass a message to Iemitsu for me?"
"Saori, you're..." Reborn realized what the Star Maiden was thinking. She is planning to inform the Vindice to release the Keys. She intends to sacrifice herself in order to draw the puppeteer out; Hibari isn't going to be too happy about this. Why Saori; all of this just to mend th ridge between the Vongola and the Simon? Even if the puppeteer is that guy?
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