Hello guys, AgentZwølf here.
And i'm back with another new story. Yeah, these things have been popping up a lot recently and in felt i just had to write this one and share it with you guys.
Enjoy the chapter.
Miss Kobayashi's Grail War
Chapter 1: Prologue
Kobayashi lays on the hospital bed, connected to a medical IV, with Kanna laying her head on her lap, sleeping soundly. Kobayashi's wrinkled hand gently caressed Kanna's hair, her tail slowly swaying left and right.
"Are you comfortable, Kobayashi-san? I can get you another pillow if you want." Spoke a voice to her right. Kobayashi turned to see Tohru, wearing a nurse's outfit. She insisted being the one to take care of Kobayashi, so Tohru – with a little help from Lucoa – had herself integrated into the Hospital, and assigned to become Kobayashi's personal nurse.
"You've been living with me for the last 40 years, Tohru. Would it kill you to drop the formalities already?"
"Oh, sorry Kobayashi. I guess old habits die hard." She said chuckling lightly.
"Good enough, I suppose." Suddenly Kobayashi moved some of Kobayashi's graying hair out of her face.
"It's time, isn't it?" Tohru's voice was low, and you could hear the fear in her voice.
"It's fine, Tohru. It's been a good 40 years, the best years of my life." Tohru put her hands on her chest as she listened. "I made friends with a lot of dragons, I got to know what it was like to have a kid, without the whole marriage part." Kobayashi looked down at Kanna, who nuzzled closer to her. "And best of all, I get to meet you." She said, turning to her with a warm smile, and despite the wrinkles on her face and the gray hair, Tohru felt Kobayashi looked exactly like she did when they first met. "My very own maid, you were a troublemaker at first, but it worked out in the end. I honestly can't imagine a life without you, Tohru. So, thank you. For all that you've done for me." Kobayashi laid a hand on Tohru's cheek when she held Kobayashi's hand as tears started rolling down her face.
"No, thank you. You saved my life, and since then I lost count of the things you've done for me. I fell in love with you because you were so kind to me. I love you, Kobayashi!" Tohru's head lowered as she cried. "So please, don't leave me." She said in between sobs.
Kobayashi already knew of Tohru's feelings for her – she made it very clear on that front – and to be honest she felt the same way. Not from the very start, but rather over time. The more time they spent together, the more her feelings grew for Tohru in return.
Kobayashi felt Kanna grip the bedsheets, and looked down. "Don't leave, Kobayashi." Kanna said, still asleep, but Kobayashi could see a tear forming at the edge of her eyes, and gently wiped them.
The door of the hospital room opened with a clank, and in came Ilulu. Ilulu's entrance into the Kobayashi household was a rough one, but eventually she became part of the family. "Kobayashi, I'm back."
"Well that took you a while, what took you so-" She interrupted herself when she saw a woman in her 60's with slightly graying red hair with yellow eyes and vertically slit pupils. "Who is this?"
"I don't know, she said she wanted to see Kobayashi."
"Hello, Nee-chan." The woman said, walking over to Kobayashi.
"Well, if it isn't Rindō. Finally decided to pay your older sister a visit?" Kobayashi said sitting upright – with the help of Tohru.
"Sorry, I've been really busy these past few years." The newly introduced Kobayashi Rindō scratched the back of her head in embarrassment.
"Busy? More like Absent." The elder Kobayashi slapped the younger Kobayashi upside the head. "Honestly, you're sent off to a culinary school and suddenly you forgot about your goddamn family!" Another slap. "Do you know how worried mom was? No note, no phone call, no nothing." Another slap.
"Okay, okay, please stop hitting me." The Rindō pleaded.
"Did you at least visit mom and dad before you came here?"
"Of course I did, I visited their grave before coming here." Her expression quickly turned somber as she started talking about their parents. "I'm an amazing chef, but a horrible daughter. Now I wish I came home sooner. Now look, I didn't even say goodbye to my own parents, and now my sister's about to kick the bucket as well." Kobayashi looked at her sister for a moment before turning to Tohru and Ilulu.
"Can you guys give us a moment, me and my sister have a bit of catching up to do." The two dragons nodded and Ilulu walked out the room, while Tohru picked up Kanna and left the room as well.
"So, what has my lousy sister been up to for the past 50 years?" Soon the two Kobayashi's started talking about their experiences for the past 50 years. From the good times, the bad times, the exciting and the boring. When one told a past experience that was funny, the other would laugh, and when one told a sad story, the other would place a hand on their shoulder.
By the time they started talking about more recent events, the sun was starting to set."So now you own a restaurant chain with your husband, Tsukasa Eishi, right? That's pretty cool, mom and dad always knew you were a talented cook." The elder Kobayashi said.
"Not as cool as you, sis. You have three dragons living with you, that's way cooler!" The younger Kobayashi replied.
"You believe that? Most would just think it's cosplay."
"Come on, the look on your face was enough to convince me. Plus I saw the tall one's tail sticking out. Tohru, was it?"
"Yeah, she tried feeding me her tail multiple times. And the more I hear about it, the less I want to eat it."
"Can you ask her to make some for me later?" Rindō sounded way too excited.
"Oh, that's right. Your specialty dishes revolve around exotic food."
"Yup, I never had dragon tail before. Maybe I can ask her to teach me how to make it, and can she regrow her tail?"
"She's not someone you can exploit!"
"I'm kidding, I'm kidding." The elder Kobayashi sighed in relief. "Though I'm till up for eating it though." And there came a slap upside the head courtesy of the elder Kobayashi.
"It's nice to see you again, Rindō. Even if it's a little late, I'm glad you came."
"I'm glad I did, when I heard my parents passing, I was heartbroken that I wasn't there. And when I heard you were admitted to the hospital, I rushed here as fast as I could." Suddenly, Rindō's expression brightened as she thought of an idea. "Hey, why don't you live with me?"
"What? I can't do that."
"Come on, Nee-chan. I live in a penthouse now, so there's plenty of space, and my kids would love to see their aunt or the first time." She said excitedly.
"I don't know, wouldn't your husband want a say in this?"
"Eishi couldn't force me to do anything even of I tried." The younger Kobayashi said proudly, with her hands on her hips. The elder Kobayashi could only chuckle. She's just like Tohru, only without anyone keeping a tight leash on her.
As Rindō excitedly explained her plans of moving Kobayashi and her dragons into her home penthouse – and if that doesn't work the she'll just have them move to an apartment in the same building as she is. Kobayashi could feel her strength fading, this was it.
"Ilulu, don't lose trust in humanity, no matter how many bad things happen because of humans, there's always good in us." She could feel her body losing feeling.
"So, what do you think, nee-chan?" The elder Kobayashi didn't respond. "Nee-chan?"
"Kanna, don't cry too much over me, okay? You still have others to lean on." Her eyes slowly started to close.
"Nee-chan?" Rindō walked over to her sister and gently shook her shoulder, still no response.
"Rindō, don't beat yourself up too hard for being absent from the family for so long. Mom and dad still love you." Finally, her eyes close.
"C-come on, this isn't funny Nee-chan." She shook her sister's shoulder a little harder, tears starting to flow down her face.
"Tohru, you've given me so much. I couldn't even remember how I lived my life alone without you. Thank you, Tohru. And while I've never said it aloud. I love you too." And the heart monitor went flat-lined
Hearing the heart monitor go flat-lined, Rindō quickly ran to the door. "S-someone, please! I need a nurse in here!!!" One of the nurses, including Tohru, Ilulu, and Kanna quickly rushed inside the room, with a doctor following soon after.
But it was too late.
On that day, Ilulu lost a close friend. On that day, Kanna lost a mother. On that day, Kobayashi Rindō lost her beloved sister. On that day, Tohru lost the one she loved more than anything.
And on that day, the Throne of Heroes gained a new Servant.
Okay, first of all. The Kobayashi Rindō in this chapter is the same Kobayashi Rindō from Shokugeki no Souma. Y'know, the hot 2nd seat of the Elite Ten?
Anyways, this is a prologue chapter showing off Kobayashi's death and entrance into the Throne of Heroes after her death.
So obviously, with that in mind, she'll enter the Holy Grail war, the 4th war to be exact - don't ask, i just prefer the 4th Grail war. Though i don't know if she'll be a Rider Class or a Ruler Class. She'll fit as a Rider, but i don't want to leave out my maman, Iskandar. Give me some suggestions guys.
Anyways, i've also done making Kobayashi's Servant stats.
Spirit: Miss Kobayashi
N. Phantasm: EX
-A rare and natural talent capable of rallying troops and gaining morale.
At E rank the person is capable of leading a small group of 3-4 people.
Dragon Rider: A
-An extremely rare ability given to those who have ridden dragons.
Dragon Tamer: EX
-An extremely rare ability given to those who have befriended dragon.
Kobayashi has befriended a total of 6 dragons, three of which has made an unbreakable bond with her. Thus giving this ability an EX rank.
Innocent Bystander: C
-This skill is similar to "Presence Concealment", but instead of conceal the users presence, "Innocent Bystander" causes anyone who see her to think of her as 'Inconsequential', harmless.
Calm Mind, Calm Heart: C
-A skill that negates any fear, or surprise up to a certain point. Kobayashi has stopped being surprised after Tohru's arrival at her doorstep, and she has stopped being afraid of trivial things after Tohru's father tried – and nearly Succeeded – to kill her. To scare or shock Kobayashi, she would have to experience something much more shocking than watching a large dragon turn into a maid, or something scarier than a powerful dragon trying to kill her.
Chorogon, my Family of Dragons: A (Triple plus) (1)
-Kobayashi's Noble Phantasm, born from the bonds between Kobayashi and her dragons and decades of living together. This allows Kobayashi to summon either Kanna, Ilulu, and Tohru. Though because of her laughable mana pool, she can only summon 1 at a time. Tohru, Ilulu, and Kanna also come with their own classes.
•Tohru: Berserker/Caster Class (Fake) Double summon
•Kanna: Caster Class (Fake)
•Ilulu: Caster Class (Fake)
Is the parameters too high? Too low? Or just right? Let me know.
EDIT: I've made changes to Kobayashi's servant stats.
(1): If you're wondering why i wrote "triple plus" in there, it's because FFN won't let me put plus icons in here. So Chrorogon is ranked A, with three plus icons next to it.
Well, that's all i wanted to say. Please leave a review because i need that interaction.
This is AgentZwølf, signing out~