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So I decided to do a novelisation of the Cursed Mask video game. The idea's been bugging me like nothing else has. So...yeah.

Hope you enjoy.


There have been many stories and fables in the world, but some of the most captivating and interesting are the stories from the Feudal Era of Japan. There have been stories of demons, spirits, and there's even one of a well that sends whoever falls into it into another time. But there is one that time has almost forgotten, the story of the Shikigami users. Few know about the power, and even fewer can use the power properly. This is the story of one of those weilders, a girl from the modern day age...
"What? You can't be serious! They're really going steady?!"

The other occupants in the bus looked at the two gossiping girls. The one who had blurted this out had short brunette hair and stormy gray eyes. She was wearing the uniform of her school, which consisted of a white long-sleeved shirt, a yellow jacket, a yellow-and-gold plaid skirt that went a little above her knees, blue socks that came up to her knees, and brown shoes.

"Kaname, shut up! You really don't have to say it out loud like that!" her friend snapped. She had long black hair, hazel eyes, and was wearing the same uniform.

Kaname blushed out of embarassment as her friend continued, "I can't believe you never even noticed! It's so obvious!"

"You really think so, don't you Harumi?"

"Yeah, like another obvious couple!" Harumi replied, causing Kaname to freak out.

"WHAT? HIRO AND SAYKO, TOO?!"

The other bus occupants looked at them again as Harumi got an anime tick on her forehead.

"Will you stop freaking out like this?! You're totally embarassing me!" she snapped. Kaname sighed.

"Sorry, Rumi, it's just...Aren't they still only in junior high? Isn't that a little young to be in a relationship?" she asked. Harumi tutted at this questioning.

"Kaname, get real! 'Already' in junior high is more like it. Besides, what's all this crap about being too young to be in a relationship? It's not that unusual. There are a lot of girls our age who have had at least three boyfriends already! Like Yuka...And Asuka...And Sakura...Oh, and Tomo-chan!" Harumi exclaimed, counting off girls with her fingers as she said each name.

"Even Tomo-chan?!" Kaname exclaimed, eyes widening. Harumi looked at her in confusion.

"What, she didn't tell you?!"

"No. I'm shocked, too. I thought I was Tomo-chan's good friend..." Kaname said sadly, sighing.

Harumi, sensing Kaname's sadness, said, "She probably didn't want to hurt your feelings, Kaname."

"What's that supposed to mean?" she asked, tilting her head up to look at her friend. Harumi gave her a coy smile.

"You know...You've never even had one boyfriend yet!" she said, causing Kaname's face to turn a very nice shade of vermilion.

"You sure blush easily, Kaname!" Harumi teased, laughing.

"Next stop: Kururugi Shrine. Kururugi Shrine. Please ring the bell if you want to get off," was said over the intercom.

"That's our stop!" Harumi said, ringing the bell.

The two friends got off the bus when it stopped at the shrine.

"See ya later, Kaname. My mom said I can come to the festival when I do all my homework. Good thing sensei gave us only two assignments," Harumi said. Kaname nodded in agreement as Harumi walked off.

Kaname looked at her watch and gasped.

"Darn it! I'm late!" she exclaimed, rushing through the festival until she saw her father, the preist of the shrine.

"Sorry I'm late, Dad!" she huffed when she went to the doll shop he was in.

"Kaname," her father replied, "you know this is the doll festival of wishes. It's the most important part of the Kururugi family's year."

Kamane winced at the scolding. Even though her father was actually very caring for his children, that doesn't mean he can't be a bit strict.

"Yeah, I know...But my classes went into overtime today. I'll go changed, do my homework and come help right away," she said, preparing to walk off.

"Wait a minute!" her father exclaimed, grabbing Kaname's attention.

"I've got everything under control here," he said, "Can you do me a favor and go into the storage? We need more amulets."

Kaname smiled. If the truth be told, she never liked selling the dolls.

"Okay!" she chirped, running towards the small hut that was stationed next to the house. She opened the door and looked inside. After hesitating, she went in.

"Ok, I think we put the amulets in the back last year..." she said, looking around. But alas, she could barely see anything.

I should've remembered to bring a flashlight, she thought as she attempted to feel her way through the small room. Since the room was too dark to see everything in detail, she didn't notice the pentagram drawing on the floor. When she stepped on this drawing, the floor collapsed under her feet. This took Kaname by surprise, thus she let out a small yelp when she fell.

"Oww! I'd better be careful around here from now on. The floor's really rotten!" she exclaimed.

Just like my luck today, she thought sullenly.

Oh well... she thought as she hoisted herself up. I'll ask Dad to fix it later...

Just then the floor collapsed even more and the last thing she was a a bright, blue light...


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