Why are my memories like a jigsaw? Every time I get a step closer to completing the puzzle, they just shatter without reason. Something happened two years ago to put me this way. If it wasn't for this letter dated from back then, I wouldn't even know this vague knowledge. A letter which holds the key to my past; two things that this letter does tell me. I use to live in a place called Academy city and a certain Shokukou Misaki knows who I am.
Chapter 1: The Hidden Level Five
"This is Judgement officer Akiko of the 51st branch. We found a boy who looks like between the age of 14-16. He seems to be suffering from burns from his face to the left shoulder...
'Where am I?...'
"Are you awake? My name is Kuroko Shirari from Judgement. I help brought you to the hospital. You were found with serious burns across your face. We couldn't find any ID on you or a picture of you before being burned, do you mind telling us your name? Or somebody you know"
'I don't know my name.'
"The Heaven Canceller wants him transferred under his care? ...Very well..."
'These voices are just echoes too me... are they even real? I just need to sleep a bit more...'
Within a certain hospital, Heaven Canceller awakens his new patient for the first time after treatment.
"It would seem you're back to normal. I would ask you what trouble you got into my lad, but your brain pattern show signs of amnesia. Your memories seem to still be in there, but any attempts to trigger them has thus failed."
'No wonder my head hurts. Who .. am I... actually.. what do I look like?'
"Thank you Doctor... may I ask for a mirror?"
'why does he have a frog face?'
The doctor nodded as he took a small mirror from the table next to him and handed it over. Slowly but surely I grow up the courage to see myself for what I believe the first time.
"My hair is brown?"
'I was surprised. I felt like a blonde for some reason.'
"You came to me with white hair actually. Nearly mistaken you for another patient of mine. But over a few hours, it started to turn brown. It would seem the cause of it was exhaustion related to your esper power. Your eyes suffered similar problems as well. As you can see your natural eye colour is blue. But when you came to us, it was faded like had died. Though it look likes with rest, both your hair and eyes return to normal."
"Wait, Esper power?"
"Oh yeah, I guess you may not know. An esper is one who have gone through the Academy City's Power Curriculum Program. That alone says you lived here a long time. Your past maybe lost to you, but it would seem from the various tests we were required to make to find out your identity. You have an esper ability of Telekinesis." The Doctor explained
"Telekinesis or sometimes called Psychokinesis is an unknown power to move objects from a distance. It is the most common of all esper powers in Academy city. However nothing shows why it would effect the colour of your eyes or even hair. But these tests show it was the cause of exhaustion from overusing your esper power. If you would ask me, you have a very unique form of that power. I guess we wouldn't know for sure until you take part in a System Scan..."
"Thank you for the explanation."
There was nothing more I can say. I was trying to get around my lack of memories and why I can remember stuff like who invented peanut butter or who landed on the moon. Yet I can't remember who I am at all. Though I have a power to move objects at will, the concept seems familiar to me. Like I had been told this all before... this pain in my head.
'My name is Kuroko Shirari..'
Why does that name sound familiar?
"Oh I forgot. We don't actually have a name for you. Do you mind I give you one, to make communicating much easier? Also so we can create a medical history for you."
"Sure, go ahead Doctor."
What a strange sounding name.
"Sounds western. Why did you pick it Doctor?"
"I'm surprised you picked that much up. I just thought the name suits you, regardless for now just get some rest. You may get a visitor later."
The doctor said as he rose from his seat and seem quick to leave. There was much more I wanted to ask but I guess it does have to wait for now. Wait why did he suddenly stop?
"The one who has rebelled against God. Does that phrase ring a bell to you Eolas?"
The Doctor didn't look back at me, but from the tone of his voice I can tell it was a serious question.
"Rebelled? Wouldn't that be an angel called Lucifer in those books of western religion?"
The doctor said and left the room.
Outside the room where Eolas was recovering, Heaven Cancellor was reflecting on his thoughts after talking with the boy.
'The reason I picked Eolas because it was his true name. I should do my best to keep his existence from Aleister at all costs. At least until he has a grip over his memories. He was thirteen the last time I saw him. That was two years ago.. Back then he was also known as...
The one who rebelled against God.
He who hides his own Power.
The hidden level five, ranked 6th.
"I do wonder though, if the other Level fives remember him?"
...To be continued...
Author Notes: This is my first fan story, so any tips would be grateful. I will try my best to reflect the universe's characters and also inject my own spice on the world. I always wondered following this series, who was the 6th level 5 and how could he not be known so far in the Index storyline. It was said only Mental out, the Queen knew who the 6th in the last LN, which gave me a perfect excuse to hide events that go before Touma met index. And to give my own take on the possible history between Mental Out and Touma as it was suggested by her dialogue that they have met before.
Due to the talents of Mental Out, I can hope to lead you on a tale to learn what happened two years ago and the consequence of returning to Academy City. Expect trickery at all corners and the appearance of all level fives. I hope you enjoy. (btw I don't just bold words for no reason. ;))
I fear this chapter is rather too short. But I thought it will work to actually help introduce Eolas in this way. Next chapter, will bring him to meet a certain Judgement officer with teleporting capabilities(properly this time) and as preparation by HC is made to get him a place to live, Eolas prepares himself for the System Scan. Wait just a minute? A Burnt letter?