Hello everyone! JakeTheCat here with my first Soul Eater fic ever! My friend showed it to me and I absolutely fell in love with it and all of the characters... except for maybe Black*Star because he's kind of annoying... Well since this is the first chapter I don't really have much to say except that I hope you like it!
The sun was just beginning to rise in Death City, starting to paint the drab city with color. At the city's edge where it was still dark, a young woman stood staring, contemplating on whether or not to keep going. She'd come all the way here, but now she wasn't sure if she could continue going.
A cat sat at her feet, looking in the same direction with narrow, green eyes. It was completely white, except for the tip of its tail and ears, which were black. His tail was oddly shaped, jagged like a bolt of lightning. His head turned to look up at the woman after a while of staring.
"We're here," the cat said, "Might as well keep going on."
The woman didn't bother to look back at him.
"I guess so," she replied, "Do you want me to carry you, Heretsu?"
The cat looked at her annoyed and stood up, flicking his tail at her.
"I have four legs, I can handle myself," he retorted.
With that, he walked forward, his tail and head held high. The woman rolled her eyes and followed after him, thinking of many things to say but deciding to keep them to herself.
Even when the sun caught the pair, no color was revealed. The woman wore a white blouse and black slacks, not a trace of color. Even her shoulder length hair was pitch-black. The only trace of color was in her bright blue eyes, though they were well hidden behind her bangs.
After a while of walking, Heretsu grew impatient.
"I thought you said this place wouldn't take long to find," he complained.
"I said we're looking for a hotel and it probably wouldn't take long to find. Excuse me for not knowing the layout of this place. It's been over a decade since I've been here."
She looked around to see if she could see a hotel sign. Just a lot of houses. Did they get rid of all their hotels? This was a pretty popular place so one would think there'd be a decent amount of places to stay for travelers.
Heretsu leapt up onto the woman's shoulder, perching himself carefully as she continued to walk.
"Why don't we just go by the DWMA?" he asked, "I'm sure Lord Death still remembers you."
"What makes you think he'd want to see me?" she asked bitterly.
"You're the infamous Evar Elektra! Why wouldn't he want to see you?"
She looked at him exasperated, pushing him off her shoulder and sending him to the cold ground.
"Shut up, Heretsu," she sighed, "You sound more incompetent than usual."
He made an irritated meowing noise and sulked forward, his tail hanging low.
"Let's just find somewhere to stay and get something to eat, I'm starving."
"Fine, just be quiet. I don't want people here thinking I'm a witch because I have a talking cat with me."
"It's not my fault…"
"You're the idiot who dumped a sorceress."
"That's not fair! I didn't know she was one! And she was psycho! I had to dump her, if not I'd be dead!"
"Instead you're a cute, little kitty."
She smirked at this. That was the last thing he wanted to be called. He glared at her as she picked him up and pet his head.
"If we weren't related," he grumbled, "I'd claw your eyes out."
"Calm down," Evar sighed, "Look, I think I see a hotel sign ahead. We'll get a room and get you something to eat."
Professor Stein lit his cigarette and took a drag before heading off to work at DWMA. It was still early, but he was usually the first one there besides Lord Death himself. He kind of enjoyed being in the large, empty building, having all the space to himself. It was relaxing in a way to know there was so much room for him to think.
After the dilemma with the madness, he didn't really like being in small spaces alone. He feared that the insanity would return or, even worse, Medusa.
He took another drag and continued walking toward the academy. At first he'd tried quitting smoking, but it failed rather quickly. The habit had stuck with him too long for him to get rid of. It'd just be a part of him from now on.
A cat suddenly darted in front of him, almost causing him to trip. He managed not to fall, but did step on the creature's tail in the process. A loud screech came from its mouth and the white hair on its back rose to make it look like it'd grown in size.
"You should watch where you're going," the man said as he removed his foot.
The cat just hissed and continued running in the direction it'd been heading. Stein noticed that the cat's tail looked a little jagged. Had he done that by stepping on it? Perhaps it was just a genetic mutation or something. It'd be interesting to dissect and find out.
"Heretsu!" a voice called, "Damn cat, I told you not to run off!"
Stein watched as a woman ran after the cat, looking more irritated than worried for the animal. Perhaps it was a nuisance and she was getting tired with it. Pets seemed to be too much trouble. They always needed so much attention. That was why he lived alone.
Well, Marie had been living with him for a while. He had to admit that it was nice having someone in that big house besides himself, even if she did put too many girly touches all over the place. But she'd resigned from teaching at the academy and had gone back to see over Oceania. At first, he'd slightly missed her, but now he was readjusted to his previous lifestyle where it was just him.
Back to the way things were supposed to be.
"Soul! Get up, breakfast is ready!"
The teenager groaned and pulled the covers over his head. He didn't want to go to school today and if he got up to eat, he'd have no choice. So starvation would be a small sacrifice. Yet as he tried to fall back asleep, he felt like something was weighing down on him… literally. He rolled onto his back and opened his eyes.
Boobs. Instantaneous nosebleed.
"Play with me, Soul!" Blair whined.
"Not now," he groaned, "You'd think I'd be used to this by now…"
Blair pouted and pulled him out of bed, hugging his face to her chest. His nose bled even more as she squeezed him tight and continued to beg for him to play with her. Maka suddenly came in and without saying a word, grabbed Soul by the back of his shirt and pulled his towards the kitchen, Blair following and complaining.
"Come on, Soul," she sighed, "We're going to be late if we don't hurry up."
"Well it wasn't like I asked for Blair to be my alarm clock," he grumbled.
"But I want to play!"
Despite the arguing, the three of them managed to get through breakfast without killing each other. Blair was disappointed when the two left for school, but decided she'd go find someone else to play with somewhere in the city. There were lots of people who'd love to play with her.
Meanwhile, Maka and Soul had made it to the DWMA and were enduring Spirit's class. It used to be Miss Marie's, but since she left they hadn't found a replacement, so Maka's father had decided to step in. The class mainly consisted of him trying to impress Maka, Soul insulting him and then getting in trouble for it. Today was no exception.
As the two of them went at it, Tsubaki looked over at Maka sympathetically. It had to be hard for her with the two guys closest to her (or one of them trying to be close) arguing in front of the whole class. And she was just trying to read a book in peace.
"You okay, Maka?" she asked.
"Yeah," the girl sighed, "I just wish these two came with a mute button."
Tsubaki smiled at her. She was a good friend to have around since they were pretty similar, and it was nice having her around when she had to deal with her Meister.
"Yahoo!" a familiar voice cried, "That's right, Soul! Tell him!"
Both girls looked at each other and groaned. Great. Now Black*Star had joined in. This would not end well. With those three arguing, the room would probably be in pretty bad shape soon.
The door to the classroom opened, revealing a familiar mad scientist. Everyone besides those who were bickering looked at him as he turned the dial in his head.
"Excuse me," Stein said, "But Lord Death has made a complaint about the noise. So I recommend shutting up, Spirit, and leave those kids alone."
Spirit, Soul and Black*Star all looked over surprised. Lord Death had to be in a bad mood or something. Then again, the lord wasn't a fan of Spirit teaching in the first place. He was his Death Scythe and was meant to stay with him in the Death Room in case of an emergency. After dealing with Medusa, Arachnophobia and Asura, anything could happen.
"But Stein!" Spirit cried, "They started it! I'm the adult here! I'm supposed to be in charge not them!"
"You're not doing a very good job at it then, are you?"
The redhead glared at him. Why did he always have to antagonize him like that? Stein just turned around and walked back out the door, reaching up to turn his screw again.
They really needed to find a new teacher. Spirit wasn't very popular with the kids, particularly his daughter and her friends. The two of them didn't have a very close father-daughter relationship and probably never would.
Stein walked out onto one of academy's balcony, reaching into his lab coat to find a pack of cigarettes. His class didn't start until Spirit's ended, so he had some time before he needed to prepare.
As he lit it, he noticed a cat sitting on the ledge, looking at him with annoyed green eyes. Its ears were back, revealing that they were black unlike the rest of its white body. He recognized that it was the cat whose tail he'd stepped on earlier. That jagged tail was unforgettable.
"What are you doing here?" he asked the feline.
The cat just narrowed its eyes.
"Did you come to get revenge?"
For a moment, it looked like the cat smirked, but Stein couldn't be sure.
He suddenly looked up to see someone flying down towards him. The figure landed not far from him, turning to look at him. It was the woman who'd been running after the cat. As he looked at her, he felt like he'd seen her before. She was vaguely familiar somehow.
"I know you."
Stein looked over to see that the cat had transformed into a man about his age, wearing all white. His hair was white as well, with several black streaks through it.
"Hello, Sparky," Stein said, "It's been a while."
"Don't call me Sparky, you walking horror show!"
The woman looked between the two of them confused. Heretsu knew this guy? And why was he calling him Sparky?
"What brings you here?" Stein asked as he took a drag, "I thought you wanted nothing to do with this place."
"I don't," Heretsu hissed, "I wasn't planning on visiting the academy, but when you stepped on me, I was hoping to get you back."
"Still as reckless as ever, I see."
Heretsu's eyes narrowed as he leapt off the railing, walking closer to Stein.
"Um, what's going on here?" the woman asked.
Stein turned the dial again, causing Heretsu to cringe. That had always been so creepy.
"How rude," he said, "I don't think we've met. I'm Franken Stein, a professor here at DWMA."
"Evar Elektra," she replied.
Stein raised a brow.
"You must be Sparky's little sister then."
"Stop calling me that!"
"And you must be the guy he always said gave him nightmares," she shot back.
"Can you blame him?" Stein answered slyly.
Evar stepped back as the professor gave her a devilish grin. There was no doubt about it. This guy was a freak.
"You joined the DWMA after your brother finished," he continued, "You dropped out before we were ever in the same class."
"You sound disappointed about that," she pointed out.
"Of course. Your brother bragged about you often. But I don't see why. You couldn't even handle the DWMA so how good could you be?"
Evar clenched her teeth angrily. Stein watched as her arm lit up, turning into what looked like a bolt of lightning.
"I seem to have upset you," he said, "Well as much as I would like to continue this, I have a class I need to teach."
With that he turned around and started to head back inside. Heretsu growled and ran at him, swinging his fist at his back. The professor jumped up and flipped behind him. When he landed, he stayed crouched and swung his leg at the temperamental boy, knocking his legs out from beneath him. Though just as the man started to fall, he turned back into a cat, landing on all four feet.
"What's with the cat?" Stein asked as he stood up, still holding the cigarette between his fingers.
"He's kind of an idiot," Evar muttered.
"Shut up, Evar!" Heretsu hissed.
Stein took another drag as the cat sulked over to his sister.
"Hey, what's going on here?"
All three looked to see that Lord Death himself looking at them, clearly surprised. The Reaper looked and noticed just who was there.
"Why Miss Elektra!" he said, "I didn't know you were here! Our new teacher has finally arrived!"
So that's it for now. Um, I'm kind of in love with Stein so there will be a lot of him. As well as OC's as you've already noticed. But don't worry, I haven't forgotten about our main trio! They'll be more into it as time goes on of course.
I still don't have much to say except to please review. That's how I judge my stories: more reviews=better stories (at least for my fics). If you liked it then please review! It means so much to me! Thanks! I have lots of ideas so I should be updating soon! See you then!