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CHAPTER ONE – Saying Goodbye

Every group breaks up at some point or another. Different people with different dreams have to follow their own paths. Inevitably, paths cross and destinies become intertwined, but eventually, they must unravel to go their own road.

It happened all too soon for Yoh Asakura, a young shaman who, in entering the Shaman Fights, had his road cross with many others. They all bonded together to save the world, you know, the usual story of the heroes, each from different pasts. However, you never find out what happens next. It is a sad truth that they always go their separate ways, generally back to their old lives.

This is the story of how one of the greatest teams of saviors ended up leaving each other. It was a week after the Shaman Fights, and everyone was rested. They had been celebrating all that week and now they were beginning to wonder, 'What now?'

A cloud of silence had been about the house, people speaking only when absolutely necessary. No one dared make noise, for fear of the stares they would obviously receive.

They were beginning to feel rather uncomfortable when Pilica said, "Onii-chan, let's head back north, I miss home." It was a command, rather than a request, and so Horo was forced to go with her after they said their goodbyes.

Ren found this the best time to announce, "I must return to China as soon as possible, the family is in an uproar and seeing as I am the heir, I am required to run the household."

In the end, everyone but Anna, Yoh, and Manta left to their respective homes with a wide variety of reasons, or excuses. A few months later, Manta informed them that he was being transferred to a better school in America and that left Yoh and Anna.

"Well, looks like it's just you and me... again." Yoh said, grumbling the last part.

"Not really, Yoh. I'm... just not seeing this working out, yet. I need some space for a while." she told him.

"That's fine, I'll just go out for a while." he said happily.

"No, I mean, a LOT of space." she said.

"Great, I'll just go hang out with Manta until tomorrow, when he leaves." he said, undaunted.

"A larger amount of space, you twit. As in, I'm leaving for another country; I might never come back, sayonara." she explained, counting them off on her fingers.

"You're... leaving me?" he asked stupidly.

"Yes. I'm sorry, I'm just not ready to marry." she said softly.

"It's fine. You go ahead." he said, forcing a smile.

With that said and done, let's get to the point. Now they're all split up, but fate is not done with them, for they won't be separated for long... Ok, I lied, so they will be separated for long, until destiny brings them together once more, six long years later. But time doesn't always heal old wounds...