Chapter 1: The letter

Tamao ran inside the house waving a letter in her hand. A few heads turned with curiosity; around the table were gathered most of the shamans: Yoh, Anna, Ren, Horo, while Jun and Ryu enjoyed their honeymoon in Venice; Manta and Pirika were around the table too.

"It's for you, Yoh-sama!" she said, catching her breath.

Yoh's face lightened when he saw the sender.

"Hey, guys, Lyserg wrote me a letter!"

"Well, what are you waiting for? Read it to us!" Horo said

"Yes, read!" Ren added

Yoh opened the envelope and took the paper out.

Dear friend,

It's been a long time since we've seen each other. I've been away from home for most of my time, working and studying.

I also had to take care of some things and I realize that I didn't make time for my friends, and I am ashamed of this.

After all, you and the others helped me very much, even from the beginning. I owe you my happiness; you made me understand what was really important in life and you took care of me all this time.

I wish to fix the impoliteness that I committed.

So, I'd like to invite all of you to spend time with me here, in my house in London. It's been repaired recently and I think it would be nice to have you here for a while.

Phone me as soon as you reached a decision and tell me how many persons wish to come, so that I can prepare, that is, if you accept my invitation.

I'm waiting for your answer.

Love,

Lyserg

"So?" Horo asked. "Are we going to London?"

Yoh smiled and looked at Anna. She was pregnant in the second month.

Ever since the "event (meaning when they found out she was pregnant), the others tried to convince Anna to do less effort, and Yoh was swooning all over her.

Yoh wanted to see Lyserg, of course, but he didn't want to put Anna's health or the child's life in danger.

Tamao looked sadly at Yoh; her crush for him started disappearing little by little ever since his wedding, but she still kept a small weakness for him and she envied Anna.

"Anna? Do you think you can travel like this?"

The girl looked in his eyes with the same severe look she gave him during the training.

"I am still in the first trimester, Yoh, and this won't put me into danger. Thank you for your concern, but it's not like I'm in a comma"

"Then, so you want to go?"

"Sure. I've never been to London before"

"It's colder back there and I don't want you to get sick"

"Don't worry about me. I never get sick"

"So, we're going to Lyserg! Cool!"

"Who wants to go?" Yoh asked

"I can't" Manta said. "I wanted to tell you earlier, but I didn't get the chance to — my father and I are going to America for a month"

"Why?"

"He wants me to learn more about the company he's running so I'll join a preparing program. That's my luck — "he sighed. "-Having to study during my vacation"

"When do you leave?" Yoh asked

"Tomorrow night"

"I can't do it either. I have to go back home" Pirika said.

"So, it's going to be me, Horo, Ren, Anna and Tamao. Five persons!"

"London, here we come!" Horo jumped.

Yoh phoned Lyserg and told him they were coming.