Chapter 3 Decisions

Anbruch and Letztel opened a door and closed it behind them as fast as they could and Letztel puts her back on the door trying to reinforce it. Anbruch moves towards the window and puts his back to it.

"I wasn't expecting you to do something like this!" I said as I slide down on the wall gasping for air.

"Oh…" said Letztel as she tries to hold the door closed.

"What?" I asked, as I started to breath at a steadier pace.

"I think Mei got lost in the crowd…" said Letztel.

"Any ideas?" I asked again.

"Jump out of the window?" said Letztel.

I look out of the window beside me and see a huge stack of hay.

I thought for a moment and said "You think we're going to make it down there?"

"We won't know until we try," said Letztel.

Letztel runs to the window and jumps out of it, and then Anbruch followed behind her and also jumps out of the window.

Author Intervention

Before we continue on the story we need to go back on what happen before they jumped.

That Evening before they jump…

"Um…" said someone.

"Huh?" I said as I turn around to a girl chemist.

"Are you new here?" said the girl chemist.

"Yeah… Can you show us around?" asked Letztel.

"I'm not sure if I am the best for this… but alright I'll show you around. I'm Mei a guard cadet here," said Mei.

"Hi Mei, I'm Anbruch," I said.

"And I am Letztel it's a pleasure to meet you Mei," said Letztel.

We shook hands with Mei and I asked, "Do you by chance know where the Library is?"

"Oh I think it's in the west wing," said Mei, she starts walking then she trips over and lands on her face.

"Oh dear are you okay Mei?" said Letztel as she helps her up.

"I'm fine, let's go to the library," said Mei as she starts walking.

"Wait Mei, isn't the west wing this way," I asked as I point the other direction.

"Oh my I so forgetful of my direction thanks umm?" said Mei.

"It's Anbruch; you are forgetful are you not?" I asked.

"Yes I had such a bad memory for my daily life but in battle it seems like I don't forget my training," said Mei as she walks towards the west wing.

We walk to the west wing and find the library occupied with lots of guards reading books and writing on paper on tables.

I walk up to the librarian and asked, "Do you have a record of all of your cadets here?"

"Oh I'm not the librarian but I believe that we do have the records of all the cadets here in the reference area, umm it numbered 3.141592," said the person.

"Ah thank you very much." I said.

I walk to the reference area and picked up the book on the shelf and as I turn around I see a girl surrounded with stacks of scrolls and books and she was writing and reading at lightning speed like it was nothing. I quietly walk out of the area and tucked it in my bag after checking it with the Librarian who had returned. Letztel and Mei were outside watching something.

I walk over to them and asked "What's going on?"

"That boy is fighting with the other cadets and is injuring them quiet badly," said Letztel.

"That's Muchi Tsujo he is what you can say the bully right now but if you look who is behind him," said Mei as she points to a boy covered in mud.

"I see…" I murmured.

"I think we should call the instructors," said Letztel.

"Don't worry there is one now," said Mei as she point to an instructor.

"MUCHI! You again!? What DID I TELL YOU about FIGHTING WITH THE OTHER CADETS!?" yell the instructor.

"… I think we should leave…" said Mei.

I stood there watching the event unfold as Muchi then punch the Instructor who was yelling at him with a single punch over 10 meters into a group of students.

"And so what if I get kicked out anyways, noble snob you're nothing but a coward who is afraid of his own wife," said Muchi as he then walks away.

The crowd of people who were watching dispersed as Muchi left the scene and I asked Mei, "Okay Mei where is the training room?"

"It's not so far from here two to three rooms away from here," said Mei.

We then started to walk in the direction Mei pointed to and we enter the training room and witness a fight.

"Silent! We begin!" yelled the instructor to the person in front of him.

The instructor charges and stops as the boy swing his training sword at the instructor missing him by a hair. The instructor slashed at a horizontal angle. But the boy blocks it and attempts to counter but misses the instructor as he dodges the counter. The instructor then jumps and attempted to smash him. But is avoided as the boy goes under the instructor letting him fall onto his training sword but the instructor flips and strikes the boy's head and ends the battle.

"Excellent Silent very good your reflexes are amazing as ever," said the instructor as he pats Silent's shoulders.

"He's… blind isn't he?" said Letztel.

"Yes, Silent is blind," said Mei.

"Wha! He's blind!?" I said in shock.

We start walking around the training room watching peoples' fights and lectures. In most cases I see the same boy at the library helping the students and trainers I even saw him helping a maid with sweeping. Then a girl who I also saw at the library was just about to leave but with an someone much bigger than her blocks her way at the door.

"Fleu Krediet, you'll pay for messing with us," said the big person as he smacks his right fist into his left hand.

"Tsk, you my act great but that muscle façade is just like a mirage hope you move along or I'll boot you about," said the girl named Fleu.

"Oh really? And how are you going to do that?" said the person.

"Easy like this." Said Fleu then she pokes the big person's legs in six different locations at a rapid movement and push him over.

"Whoa!" screamed the big person as he falls over.

Fleu didn't stop there next she pokes his arms and then his neck.

"There, now you can't move your arms, legs, and your neck for two hours, have fun asking someone to carry you to the infirmary," said Fleu as she begins to leave.

"Get her!" the big person and a horde of people started to surround her.

"Anbruch! Go and get her we're leaving here!" said Letztel as she starts running.

I run into the crowd and grabbed her hand and we started to run.

After a bit of running…

"You stay here, we'll draw most of their attention okay?" said Letztel as she shoves Fleu into a room.

Then Letztel takes my hand and closes the door and we start running to the door at the end of the hallway.

Anbruch and Letztel opened the door and closed it behind them as fast as they could and Letztel puts her back on the door trying to reinforce it. Anbruch moves towards the window and puts his back to it.

"I wasn't expecting you to do something like this!" I said as I slide down on the wall gasping for air.

"Oh…" said Letztel as she tries to hold the door closed as the door is being rammed.

"What?" I asked, as I started to breath at a steadier pace.

"I think Mei got lost in the crowd…" said Letztel.

"Any ideas?" I asked again.

"Jump out of the window?" said Letztel.

I look out of the window beside me and see a huge stack of hay.

I thought for a moment and said "You think we're going to make it down there?"

"We won't know until we try," said Letztel.

Letztel runs to the window and jumps out of it, and then Anbruch followed behind her and also jumps out of the window.

Falling down, the two of them lands safely into the huge stack of hay with little to no injuries.

"Hah… See you won't know until we try," said Letztel as she gets out of the hay.

"Yeah, but next time you leap make sure you look," I said as I get out of the hay as well.

"Oh… you here to help the feeder?" said someone.

"Ah! You! I've seen you everywhere. At least ten times already who are you?" I said with a surprise look on my face.

"Oh? My name is Luke Asgard I'm a cadet here at the Eagrose guards," said Luke as he takes the hay and tosses into a bucket.

Then a chocobo then starts to eat the hay at a rapid speed devouring it.

"That chocobo looks like it likes you Luke," said Letztel as she watches the chocobo chow down the hay.

"Yeah Bartz like me quite a lot actually, even though I'm not its master," said Luke.

"You're quite the helper," I said as I walk to the door, "But Letztel we should leave this area in case they come looking for us."

"Let me guess Fleu angered the thug boss?" said Luke.

"Yeah and he call all of his lackeys to help him when she disable his arms and immobilize his legs and even prevented his neck from moving," said Letztel.

"Go to the tavern in town and talk to a girl name Luna she has Scarlet Crimson hair so you shouldn't have a hard time finding her," said Luke.

"Thanks Luke, lets go Letztel," I said as I open the door and leave.

"You're welcome, oh and also make sure you don't go on stage she is performing tonight," yelled Luke as he keeps on feeding Bartz.

Letztel and I then went to the tavern in town barely passing the thugs that were chasing us on the way there. As we enter the tavern, the tavern was crowded with 30 or more other people. I see the Scarlet Crimson Hair in the back and we both decided to walk there as quickly as possible.

As soon as we were arm length away she asked, "So you are the guys that Luke said to help huh? I'm Luna it's nice to meet you. Also please do not go on stage and scream your throat off because I'm performing tonight."

"Luke gave you a message? How?" I asked.

"Pigeon messenger, he always has an idea for most transportation and this is one of them," said Luna as she shows the letter.

"Wow that's amazing," said Letztel as she pets the pigeon.

I hear a yell to Luna as she stood up straight and said, "Well that's my que if you are attack during the performance… come to the stage and we'll fight off the group,"

"But Luke said that we should not go on the stage and you said we should not go on the stage," I said.

"I said don't scream your throat off I didn't specifically say that you can't be on it," said Luna, then she leaves the two and she begins to do her performance, Singing.

I felt amaze how she sang it was like if she descended from the heaven to sing to everyone.

"Oh I didn't know that Luna had some guests," said someone behind us.

"Hi, are you a friend of Luna?" I asked as I turn around.

"Y-Yes, I'm Nana Shinaito and y-you are?" said Nana as she was blushing.

"I'm Anbruch," I replied.

"And I'm Letztel," said Letztel.

We shook hands but she began to blush bright red.

"Are you okay?" I asked as she lets go of my hand.

"Y-yes I'm okay there is nothing wrong," said Nana as she was blushing crimson now.

I turn around and listen to the voice of Luna as she sang so beautifully. Then right behind us we hear a crash of something hitting the floor with a thud. Me and Letztel turn around and see Nana taking on all of the thugs that were chasing us with her back towards them while still listening to the singing of Luna. Twenty of them lie on the ground either passed out or hurt considerably. Then the singing stop and we turn around to see Luna taking on ten thugs at once. She easily takes the front two and tosses the thug her left to the thug on her right. She then spin kicks and hits four of them on the head as she lands she backflips over a thug that attempted to grapple her and punches the thug on his spine instantly stunning him as he falls over from the impact. And then she jumps up and lands on a thug that was behind her, and sits on him. She then from the point of sitting on the thug resumes singing again.

"Unbelievable," I said as I look at the thug passed out behind us.

"It's so unreal but it has happen already," said Letztel as she first looks at Nana then to Luna.

"… Now since we're not being chased anymore do you want to go back Letztel?" I asked as I turn to leave.

"No I think I will watch Luna a bit longer," replied Letztel as she gazes to Luna who was singing still.

"Alright then Letztel see you tomorrow," I said as I leave.

As I leave the tavern it was dark and after walk up some distance from the tavern I hear fast foot steps approaching me.

"Anbruch it's too dangerous to walk alone in the dark I'll stick with you for now," said Nana as I turn around to see who was running to me.

"Really? Okay then Nana where are you heading to?" I asked.

"The guard's resting hall," said Nana as we then begin to walk to the Guard's Barrack.

"Oh then we'll walk together there because I'm also there as well," I said.

"REALLY? I mean really? I hope we can get to know each other well," said Nana.

We stop talking for sometime as we climbed the hill to the Guard's Barrack then as we near the entrance I see a girl punching a person in the face making him fly back three meters and another person in a different direction.

"That's what you get for calling me names," said the girl as the two people runs away.

"Oh dear Muko do you need someone to blow off steam with?" said Nana as she walks up to the girl she calls Muko.

"Oh, Nana yes I do, mind me fighting you bare-handed?" asked Muko as she turns around to Nana.

"I don't mind anyways I'm itching for a fight since this morning I felt so lucky right now," said Nana as she readies herself.

Then as fast as it was their fists went flying at crazy speed as they continue to hit each others hands as they attacked and guarded at the same time.

"Hey Anbruch want to join in?" asked Nana as she and Muko were locked in a deadlock.

"Sure why not," I replied as I threw a fist in between them and they jump away from the attack.

We then circle each other awaiting an opening then Muko charges towards me and throws a fist in the air. I knew it was an Aurablast coming at me since it was a distance attack. I narrowly dodge it and I attempted to counter at close range. Nana took advantage of my unguarded defense and attacked me from behind. I turn around and manage to knock away the punch she threw at me and I grappled her arm and toss her to Muko. Nana recovered in the air and was ready to attack Muko who was also ready to counter. They clash as they simultaneously knock each other down. They laugh as they get up and brush themselves off.

"Nice work Nana and Muko was it? It was amazing how you did an aurablast to me really I was surprised," I said as I walk to the two girls.

"Thank you Anbruch for helping me calm Muko down she is good but she is really agitated when it comes to names or stuff like that," said Nana as she manages to brush herself clean.

"We never met but it's nice to meet you Anbruch as you know already I'm Muko," said Muko as she raises her hand for a handshake.

We shake hands and I said, "Well ladies I need to get my rest after this so this is good bye for today," said Anbruch as he lets go of Muko's hand and walks to the male side of the resting hall for the guards.

The next day with Dycedarg…

"So these are the eight you will be taking with you?" said Dycedarg as I give him the list of my chosen four cadets.

"Yes me and Anbruch had decided on these eight and also decide which group they will be with," said Letztel as she gives her four as well.

"Alright we'll announce this to the cadets in the afternoon today during lunch we'll even post flyers to make sure words goes around that eight cadets will be chosen to do a mission for me," said Dycedarg as he reads our lists together.

"If that is what you wish then I will comply," I responded as I bow and prepare to leave.

"I too agree with Anbruch, make sure on the flyer that it says savor the last taste here before leaving," said Letztel as she also bows and prepares to leave.

"Very well, good luck you two, a minimal of a week span should do well for a reconnaissance on the corpse brigade report on what you find," said Dycedarg as he dismiss us for us to prepare for our reconnaissance.

Anbruch's List of chosen four cadets:

Luke Asgard – Job: Squire

Fleu Krediet – Job: Chemist

Muko Ninaru – Job: Squire

Nana Shinaito – Job: Squire

Letztel's List of chosen four cadets:

Mei Metsu – Job: Chemist

Muchi Tsujo – Job: Squire

Silent Leemte – Job: Squire

Luna Shion – Job: Squire

"May Saint Ajora guide your journey," whispered Dycedarg as Anbruch and Letztel left the room and closed the door.