Hey its Bubba! I just finished MAR and I was literally holding back tears at the end. I had to write this because I can't believe it was over (I am aware of MAR Omega but it looked stupid) so I had to do SOMETHING involving Alviss. I called dibs on him before I even knew who he was. Okay I'm done ranting. Enjoy my newest fanfiction: Pawn
Dedications: Happy Birthday Mookie! I know I'm a day late but it's something.
The hallway was dark, not even light from the windows shone in. she was alone. Her black hair swung over her right shoulder, a mask covering her face as she looked up. She was thinking about—just then, a shining blue light penetrated the darkness.
The figure rushed over to help her friend, wedge heels clacking across the stone floor as she did so. Her hair was swept back as she ran towards the limping figure, her long black cloak dragging across the floor as she did so.
"I'm fine Ka-chan." He said smiling as if he weren't even limping.
She held her head down, and then snapped it up.
"Holy ARM, Healing kiss." She said quietly. A tube of pink lipstick glowed. She lifted up her mask to reveal her worried crystal blue eyes and applied the lipstick, then kissed his cheek.
"Ka-chan!" he said slightly embarrassed. She giggled and put her mask back down.
"I'm only a pawn, if holy ARMs are the only way to protect you and prove my loyalty to Phantom then I'll do it." He brushed himself off.
"I believe you Ka-chan. Maybe Phantom will give you his mark, so moments like these will never end."
She blushed, suddenly aware of what she just did. "Ah, R-Rolan-sama please forgive me!" she said bowing her head.
He ruffled her hair. "It's ok Ka-chan. You know I won't hold it against you."
She looked up. "Yes but Rolan—"
"I'm going to go see Phantom now." He walked away without another word.
The girl was pooling with anger, but wasn't showing it.
'Phantom.' She thought. 'The one man I have to compete with for Rolan…I hate him so much…but without him Rolan would be…'
Just then, an orange haired figure came around the corner and bumped into her.
"K-Kazumi-sama! Sorry, I wasn't watching where I was going."
"It's ok Gido, and what's with the –sama. We're both pawns." Kazumi said smiling.
"Yes, but you're more experienced than me even though your skills are below me."
'Way to remind me.' Kazumi thought with a vein popping out of her forehead.
"Oh, now I remember."
"Huh?" Kazumi asked looking at Gido.
"I came here to tell you that the second war games have started."
The war games couldn't be more different from the ones in the past, and Gido hasn't even been here as long as me, so she wouldn't know.
"Well, Phantom has requested the all the pawns stay here and not participate."
"Fine by me."
"But…what about Rolan?"
This caught her attention. "What about him?"
"He and the rest of the Zodiacs are participating."
'So that means…Rolan's injuries…were from there?'
Kazumi smirked. This was just the excuse she needed.
"Well I'll just have to have a talk with our dear Lord Phantom." ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Turn left. Go straight. Turn left again. The castle was a labyrinth, but thanks to Rolan, she had memorized each path with ease.
I was running, running from something…or someone.
There were footsteps behind me chasing after me, but I kept running. I didn't want to be there. I wanted to be with him.
I was finally out of the castle, but there was nowhere else to go. The floating castle had only one exit and that was with the use of an Andarta. The footsteps were still there.
"Wait!" the voice shouted yet again.
There was nowhere else to run.
The figure had caught up to me. He was hunched over, hands on his knees panting. My back was towards the vast emptiness in front of the castle as I took a step back.
"No don't!" he said taking a step closer to me. I took a step back, but soon I was falling backwards.
I was falling, falling off the edge of Lestarva Castle, but I felt a hand grasp mine. Looking up through, I saw his teary-eyed expression.
His tears fell on my cheek and I was surprised. Why was he crying? He struggled pulling me up, but when I was finally safe; he let it all out and cried as he hugged me for dear life. He was shaking and that added to his uncontrollable sobbing. I was so shocked that I could only sit there froze in shock.
"W-why are you crying?" I had to force the words out of my mouth.
He stopped crying and looked me in the eye. He was still shaking.
"Weren't you scared?" he said shaking me." WEREN'T YOU SCARED!" he shouted this at me.
I shook my head. "No," I whispered touching his shoulder as if he were a fragile being about to break.
"But you were." With those words, he started sniffling again.
"Why did you save me? What does a chess piece want with me?" he froze at those words.
"You're my friend." He said smiling. "I don't want my friend to be hurt."
I stood up. "You're not my friend! My big brother told me not to be friends with the Chess because they're bad people."
He was silent for a moment, but then asked the question that even shocked himself.
"Am I a bad person?"
"…no. Why are you a chess piece then?"
"Phantom saved my life three years ago, so I'll do whatever I can to pay him back."
It was silent. He stood up and outstretched his hand. I took it and we walked into the castle together, I looked up at him.
"What's your name?" I ask. "Mine's Kazumi."
"My name is Rolan."
I looked up at him, and he looked down at me.
"I guess nii-chan lied."
"Not all chess are bad people."
He smiled and then faced a bigger problem. "Now which way was my room again?"
She had to walk for hours that day around this damned castle that was right around the corner from the beginning.
"Ka-chan! I'm back!" Rolan said running in the room a hugging her to death.
"Rolan! Hey get off!" Kazumi yelled playfully as the two fell to the ground.
"Aw you're no fun Ka-chan." He said brushing himself off and offering his hand to help her up.
After glaring at him for a moment, she accepted his hand and was pulled up.
"So what did you do today?" he asked lying on the bed.
"Oh nothing much, just found out about the second war games today…WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME!" Kazumi burst out.
Outside the room, Loco stood annoyed.
"Here they go again with their stupid lovers' quarrel. Loco is annoyed."
"Aw Loco-chan looks jealous, maybe she wants to argue with someone like that too! It's ok Chaton will argue with you, meow!"
"Please go away before Loco gets angry." Loco said with a vein popping out of her forehead as said cat girl was hugging her.
Before she could get anymore annoyed, she pushed the cat away and started her walk to her room, which unfortunately she had to share with Chaton.
"Calm down Ka-chan as long as you're here there's no way of me dying." He said trying to convince her.
"That's not the point!" she exclaimed flailing her arms around. "Just be careful okay?"
He looked at her and smiled. "Of course, besides no one can beat me." He boasted.
Kazumi rolled her eyes. "Ugh you're so full of it! Good night Rolan."
"Aw c'mon Kazumi-chan, don't be so cruel."
"I said goodnight Rolan."
He sighed, defeated. "Good night."
Kazumi woke up to loud snores in her ear, and on further inspection a major death grip around her waist. She sighed for the first time that day as a dim light shone in through closed curtains.
This wasn't the first time Kazumi's woken up in this uncomfortable position. After sharing the same bed for six years, this wasn't anything new, but if anyone were to walk in on them like this (which had already happened quite a few times), it would be hard to explain that they were just friends.
Sighing again, she released herself from Rolan's death grip, which was easier said than done. He was just so strong. She put Loco's voodoo doll in the bed in her place. What he doesn't know won't hurt him. Loco herself is another story altogether.
She walked out into the hallway which of course was completely empty. She knew the person that she wanted to see was awake and had been for a while.
Soon enough she was in front of his room: The number one knight: Phantom. Faking bravado, she pushed open the door, pretending that she wasn't even the least intimidated by what she was doing. Sure enough, he was there, with the ironically named pedophile Peta.
She could tell that she amused him, walking into the room as if she feared nothing about, even if that meant her death with the swipe of his bandaged left arm.
She bowed before him.
"Phantom-sama. Peta-sama." Kazumi greeted respectfully, not even caring that she didn't have her mask.
"What is it that you want Kazumi?" Phantom said twirling a wine glass in his hand. It was only 9 o'clock and he was already drunk.
She decided to be blunt and make this visit as short as possible.
"I want to participate in the War Game."
There was a hearty laugh: Phantom's laugh. For a man who was undead, he sure could laugh.
"You?" he laughed yet again. "You wouldn't stand a chance against Team MAR."
"Please I have to avenge for Rolan." she pleaded.
"Why is it that you want to avenge Rolan?"
She had no answer for him, so she just stayed silent.
"You love him don't you?" he asked sympathetically.
"Bastard." Kazumi growled out. "What does that have to do with anything?" she shouted
All was serious now, as Phantom sat there thinking. Kazumi thought she would be rejected.
"Then your target is Alviss. But a mere pawn would never be able to harm him."
'Alviss…that name sounds familiar…'
"Then throw me into your hardest Gate of Training! I don't care what it takes, I'll do it!"
"Hmm, determined." Phantom mused. "Peta, give her the hardest Gate of Training, give her seven days of training and afterwards," he hesitated adding suspense. "Only then will we see what she's capable of."
Rolan woke up to a pain along his arms. Loco had used her cursed voodoo doll on him.
"Stay out of Loco's things." She said before briskly walking away carrying her cursed voodoo doll out of the room.
Rolan rolled over un-phased at the event that just unraveled in his own room, so instead he started complaining.
"Ka-chan! Loco hurt me!"
Then he realized he was the only one in the room.
He walked around the castle aimlessly hoping that she had gotten lost somewhere, so he could play hero and rescue her. After searching the entire castle, he finally gave up.
"Aw where is she? Who's gonna heal me now?"
"Heal yourself idiot!"
"Here lies the uncrackable gate, you can't smash it just—"
"Blah blah blah just stand back." Kazumi said as she pulled back her fist to punch the wall.
She got through it in one powerful hit.
"U-unbelievable! No one has ever done that before."
"My only goals for this gate of training are to boost up my strength and magical power. I need to learn how to be strong without using an ARM."
Just then, the once 'helpful' (if you call lazy and annoying helpful) guardian guide transformed into a three-headed Hydra. Kazumi sighed, she just wasn't getting a break, but if this was Peta's hardest Gate of Training, he needed to step up his game.
"Why don't you show me your true power!" the Hydra screeched from one head as it simultaneously roared with the other two. It was a sound that was almost easily ignored.
"Fine, you asked for it." Kazumi said pulling off one of the many rings on her left hand, picking the ring on her middle finger. The one with the Ouroboro on it.
"Guardian ARM, seven deadly sins."
Well that's the end of chpt 1 of Pawn. I hopefully post the next chapter tomorrow but with my attention span, it's highly unlikely. -.- hehe.