This came to me when I decide to work on another "main-hitter" action story. This was originally an original story but soon it seemed more
fitting for a persona setting. Some of the heroes from other Persona games may come in now and then, but for the most part it's mainly OC's.
Herochan1313 doesn't own Persona, just plot and OC's.
I opened my eyes to see a sea of velvet, quite different from the view of my room I'd seen a moment ago. I looked around and saw that I was in a library,
only everything in it was the same shade of velvet. It was fairly large as I could see an endless amount of bookcases behind me, each looking as if they
hadn't been touched in years.
"Welcome…to the Velvet room."
At the sudden uttering of this praise I turned and saw the strangest due in front of me sitting at a desk. The one who had spoken was an old man with the
longest nose I'd ever seen; he was rather short and dressed in a black suit and had a strange air about him. Next to him was a girl around my age of sixteen
who seemed like she'd rather be anywhere else. She was way skinnier then me, damn diets never working, and had the looks of a cheerleader with beautiful
skin; perky breasts, gorgeous sliver hair tied in pigtails, and dressed in a velvet outfit. Once you get over the shock of things, the man resumes his speech he
"It is good to see such a strong willed guest I our realm, it is unfortunate that you had to be called here for such a horrid affair. But I digress, my name is
Igor and I am here to help you on your journey."
He paused and pointed at the girl before resume his introduction.
"And this is my aide, Clarisa. She too shall help when you seek aid. Now then, can you tell me your name child?"
Upon being asked that it occurred to me that this wasn't a dream, or if it is then it certainly is a livid one and I focused on my memory and tell him.
"It's Rose, Rose Hecuba."
Igor seemed please with my answer and showed that by saying.
"Splendid! It seems as if you will have an interesting destiny! I am sure you must have questions though."
I nodded and proceed to ask about what this is all about.
"That is something that is yet to be discovered dear guest, for you were summoned here when it was found out that you are in for a journey. Like man
y before you a force greater than yourself soon threatens to tear your world at its core. "
This shocked me and I began to question how I was fitting in to all this, but my thoughts were interrupted by Igor.
" Before we depart for now, allow me to read your fortune my dear."
He then motioned for Clarisa to hand him something and she sighed as she handed him a deck of cards. He grabbed them and began to draw cards one by
one, somehow levitating them in the air as he did so. After a moment he flipped three cards over to show me: One with an image of a black heart being
stabbed, another with the image of a brave knight handing a sword to someone as he falls in battle, and lastly the final card shows the Earth resting on the
shoulders of a man.
"Quite the interesting reading, it seems as if you are to set off to find the meanings behind the heart. Along the way the sword of justice shall be passed down
to you from a respected hero and at the end of the journey you shall have to bare a burden unlike any you have bared before."
I take these words to heart, and just as I start to form questions I suddenly start to feel sleepy. Igor must have noticed because he starts to grin at me and
says a farewell.
"It seems as if your time for this visit is up for now. But fear not, when you need of my assistance I shall reveal it to you. Until then dear guest."
With that I find it hard to keep my eyes open and soon I stop fighting and drift off to a pleasant sleep.
I awoke with a start, my mind starting to turn back on after that…can I even call it a dream? I start to focus my eyes and remember where I am and who I
am. My name is Rose Hecuba, I'm an average enough girl, living in a small town south of Tokyo, had a small amount of friends, the entire deal. Yet now it
seemed as If I was destined for something greater, at least if that "dream" was accurate. Still there's no way that was true, so I sat up and looked at the
clock beside me and saw that it read 5:00. Time to get up I guess, make sense o this nonsense later; my small room suddenly seemed cramped. It was a
simple enough room, enough to hold me and my stuff at least, and for now I got dressed. As I gathered my clothes for the day I noticed myself in the mirror
and questioned why I would be a hero. I was kinda short at four feet ten, had a slightly big tummy, medium sized breast, and short and cute red pepper hair.
I grabbed and put on my school uniform for Hisodi high, grabbed my bag and phone, and headed out.
"Bye Aunt Yufi! I'll be back later!"
I shout to my aunt as I leave. I use to live in Tokyo but due to my parents having to leave or overseas I had to move to Hisodi and live with my aunt and
cousins. It wasn't easy moving my life, but I'm coping enough. Even if my cousins and I don't see eye to eye yet so long as I don't get in trouble i couldn't
Once I reached school I started to see something that would soon start my so-called journey: The shadow man. Let me explain, as I entered school I was
putting my shoes away in my shoebox when I saw one of the lone wolfs of the town: Viro Tatsufu. He was anti-social and kept to himself mostly, plus he
looked a mess all the time with his greasy black hair, ill groomed beard, and his strange love of trench coats and jeans. While I'd never heard of why he was
so ill received I'd heard it was because he was into occult things and talked to demons. I was going to head straight to class but as I passed Viro I saw
something on his forehead: A black heart. I started to blink, was I seeing things? But no it was still there, I wasn't imagining it. I decided to go to class and
ignore it and for awhile I did. But when I got home…..it began.
Upon coming home I was tired so I went to sleep early, and that's when I returned to the Velvet room. Igor seemed pleased to see me again but Clarisa was
busy fiddling with a music player to notice me.
"Welcome to the velvet room! It seems as if my assistance towards you is needed far sooner than expected. I believe you saw this symbol on someone
He snapped his fingers and the strange black heart I had seen on Viro appeared, surprising me.
"Yeah I did! What does it mean?"
Igor chuckled at my question and explained.
"I do not know all the details, but I know you require the power I can help you active. Once you unlock it you can go into a special plane where your journey
will take place!"
I began to hesitate but swallow and ask.
"Igor…what is this power?"
He grinned again giving me the creeps and he reached out and touched my head as he said.
"Let me first say that you are one of the few who I personally have had to awaken this power. That will not hinder it at all but it may change how it evolves."
Without warning he pressed down on my head and I felt a strange burning in my heart. It grew far too intense for me and I had to shut my eyes, but after
awhile I heard Igor shout out.
"Now awaken the mask used to defend those whose facades have gone rouge! Awaken….your Persona!"
I opened my eyes at this and felt it, the power he spoke of, I raised my hand and saw a strange black ring form on my finger as I called out with my strength.
At once Igor removed his hand and the ring that had formed broke and a strange figure arose from it: It was a female creature, it looked like it was human
but it wore a red leather outfit that screamed flirt. Its skin was pale as snow, and it looked so beautiful that even I felt attracted to it. Its eyes were blood red
, and on its back with huge bat wings, it brushed aside its long blonde hair and said in a sultry voice.
"I am Lilith, daughter of Odirus, and queen of the succubi! My power shall be lent to the one who wields the Rose red ring!"
I sat there flabbergasted but as quick as she appeared, Lilith disappeared. Igor clapped as if he had been expected this and Clarisa seemed to be much more
"W-What was that?"
I questioned, and Igor responded post haste.
"That my dear is a Persona. Think of it as a mask used to display one's true self. It is your greatest ally in the coming battles, more so since you my dear hold
the power of the wild card. It holds limitless power, like that of the number zero!"
I suddenly felt much more important, but Igor was still talking so I tuned in.
"Whenever a foe appears you need only summon your Persona from the ring upon your finger. Upon defeating these foes, the y may leave behind treasures
needed for your journey. The time is now! I shall send you into a world seeped with danger, but keep a hold of your heart and you will solve this mystery
My eyes grew tired again but this time I willing met the sensation and readied myself for whatever was about to happen.
When next my eyes opened I saw myself in a strange place, it looked like the main area of a children's theme park: a huge circular area with several gates
that led to new areas. It was a dark looking place, like that from a nightmare, and the sky above me was full of blood red clouds. I looked around and saw no
one else, nor any other sign of human life, meaning I was alone here. The only other area that I can possibly go to was….my school?! No...When I look closer
at it I see that it may look like Hisodi high, but it's a darker and twisted then the place I'd grown to know. Seeing as Igor hadn't told me what to do I have no
choice but to explore the school, and find a way home. Once I stepped thru the gate I saw something behind me move but disregarded it for now and walked
inside the inverted school. Bad idea, once I managed to open the door I heard the voice of a boy scream a few floors above me and alarms in my head began
to ring. I started to look around for stairs, but the school seemed to be in extreme disrepair as parts of the floor were missing and the air was cold. I didn't
find the stairs until much later but to my great shock there was something blocking them: a monster. It looked like a big purple scoop of ice cream with arms,
and it did not look happy. I almost turned tail and ran but suddenly I heard Lilith's voice from within me.
" Stand and fight mistress! This mere shadow cannot stand in our way! Fight with me at your side!"
I thought about it and nodded, I had Lilith by my side so this thing couldn't touch me, but for some insurance I grabbed a nearby loose 2x4 for a weapon.
Without stopping to think I stabbed he monster, which roared in rage and started to transform. It started to grow rotten flesh, and a Chinese robe of sorts,It
grew much lounger limbs and grew a cat like head with a paper talisman on it. It held rusted cutlasses in it's hands and looked ready to attack. I raised my
makeshift weapon and focused on my ring as I summoned Lilith.
I cried, and as soon as Lilith appeared she attacked the thing with ice magic. The
second it hit the monster it fell over and I sensed an opportunity so I started to slice at it nonstop. It did a lot of damage but the monster wasn't done yet
and neither was I.
How'd you guys like it so far? Next up we find out what Rose's mission is and meet up with the Shadow man, until then review!