Episode: The Jokers and the Performers
She stood straightly behind Claude while staring at Alice that was still smiling in front of her and after a moment, Alice suddenly bowed her head and stepped forward once while calmly telling Ceirah, “My, my… I didn’t come here to fight with you, Princess…”
The anger in Ceirah’s eyes vanished as she looked at Alice without any expression. She stood straight and asked her with a stable calm tone saying, “What do you need?”
Later on, on the bridge nearby, Alice and Ceirah together with their chevaliers, stood beside each other likes close allies. Ceirah stared at the flowing river below the bridge and as her hair was slightly being moved by the wind, she asked Alice once again saying, “Is that so?”
Alice nodded while looking at Ceirah’s eyes with a quite questionable look and asked her with a neither calm nor sadistic tone saying, “Yes… Our time is running according to the Warlock’s clock. If we continued to be like this, I’m sure it’ll take a long while before we end this terrible problem up. Now, the question is; would you agree or not?”
Ceirah looked at Alice with cold expressions seen in her blue eyes and became quiet for awhile then answered with a cold voice telling, “I don’t have any problem to that if you wished to team up with me but, remember, if one of you betrayed my trust, please be sure to pick the right hell after I eradicate you.”
“S-Sure then. ” She answered with a smiling face and a slightly trembling tone as she stepped backwards twice and told herself in mind, “How frightening…”
The teenage looking boy who was just sitting awhile ago, now stood between Claude and Glenn while smiling as he gently removed his brown cap which looks similarly to a paperboy’s. He looked at Ceirah with a joyful face and said, “It seems that you’ve really caught Princess Alice’s attention from what we did awhile ago, Lady Ceirah.”
She only smiled at what the teenage looking boy said as she glanced at Alice like giving her a teasing expression then said, “You may be right, Jinn.”
In the middle of their conversation, three silver knives coming from the east stabbed the brick floor of the bridge between Alice and Ceirah. Claude, Glenn, including Jinn, positioned in front of the ladies within a second as they readied their weapons while standing like nothing happened.
Ceirah immediately looked at their right and saw two persons both wearing circus costumes while being with a cardinal bird and a Bengal tiger cub. They were noisily arguing over seven small balls for joggling and over the three knives which have stabbed the brick floor of the bridge. The chevaliers, including Ceirah’s first servant, Jinn, sighed, calmed down, and immediately kept their weapons hidden by the time they saw the circus performers arguing about small things.
Ceirah took the knives and threw it at Jinn as she ordered him telling, “Hurry and give those knives back to them…” with a voice barely audible and commanding. He smiled while replying with a joyful tone saying, “Alright.” After catching the knives in one fast movement, he walked moderately towards them. “I guess these are yours.” He said while handing the knives to them.
The performers stopped and looked at him with a confusing expression while standing straight and firm. The performer on the right which is having a black diamond sign on his left cheek while wearing a white long-sleeved polo suited for his black vest in addition to the yellow ribbon on his neck, took the knives then asked Jinn with a concerned tone while hugging his cub and glancing at Ceirah and the others. “Did we stab anyone?”
The other one on the left, who’s having a cross-like black sign on his right cheek and wearing a vertically black stripped long-sleeved polo with raffles on its chest while and a cardinal bird resting on his left shoulder, apologized while scratching the nape of his neck.
The other one on the left, who’s having a cross-like black sign on his right cheek while wearing a vertically stripped long-sleeved polo with raffles on its chest, apologized as he scratches the nape of his neck. His cardinal bird rested on his left shoulder as he told Jinn his apology. “Sorry if we did.”
The circus performer on the right, suddenly noticed Ceirah’s necklace which made him stare at her with a confusing look for a while. “That girl… She’s looks familiar…” He whispered. The other one on the left heard what he has said and asked him with a stabled tone saying, “What do you mean?”
“The necklace that girl’s wearing… Isn’t that the red crystal necklace… seen beside King Johann’s right hand after the incident of Seignlight’s Family’s massacre?” He asked with a negative and slightly trembling voice as he pointed Ceirah’s necklace with a shaking hand.
“Yeah. It was said that a girl named ‘Ceirah’ who murdered the Seignlight Family, was the one seen wearing the necklace a day after the incident occurred.” The performer on the left supposed. A second after, his eyes widened in fear as he shook his head, gasped, and then asked, “W-Wait! D-Don’t tell that that lady wearing a white cloak is…” with a voice barely loud and clear.
Claude walked silently towards them and immediately intervened their discussion. He stared at the performers’ eyes with a cold expression and then asked, “What’s the matter? You guys seem to be staring at the ladies with those annoying frightened looks. ”
Alice and Ceirah, together with Glenn, went closer to them as Ceirah asked with a cold and sadistic tone, “You’re staring at this… aren’t you, Altschiria France… Frince Spades?” She thought as she took her necklace off and then showed it at them with an anguish look.
Both of them were shocked by the time they heard their names said by Ceirah. Their eyes widened as their body trembled in such fear. The one standing on the left, Altschiria France, gasp and said, “H-How come… you…” While the one standing on the right, Frince Spades, continued saying, “Know our… names? “
Ceirah just smirked and wore her necklace again. After a while, both of the performers were still trembling in fear and cannot move even their hands. Frince then asked Ceirah with a shaking voice saying, “C-Could you be… the said m-murderer of the Seignlight Family?! C-Ceirah!?! ”
She smirked once again as she stared at their eyes with an anguish and playful expression. “Ahh… You guys are not mistaken… I am Ceirah… Ceirah… Seignlight… ” She held as she chuckled then wiped a tear on her left eye with her fingers and suddenly frowned.
“S-Seignlight?! That’s impossible! A family member of the highly respected Seignlight Family wouldn’t do such things as murdering their own blood-line and comrades without having any serious reasons! ” Alstchiria shouted with anger. Ceirah bowed her head as she looked at her palms wearing black gloves. “Jester told you that… didn’t he?” She thought with a low sadistic voice. She looked at them with teary eyes while smiling then continued as a tear fell down from her left eye. “I’m sure you’re one of his underlings…”
A fourteen-year-old looking boy, who bears a symbol of being one of the three strongest jokers on his left cheek while wearing a fully black coat and gloves similar to a magician, opened the door of a dark room by the time his two squirrels both jumped on his shoulders. He entered the room, silently closed the bronze door, and then sat on a luxury chair on the left as he reported, “Big Brother… Our visitor has just arrived in time… It seems that she's with three other magicians. Two males and another female…”
The one sitting on the luxury chair located in the middle, smiled and placed both his hands on the chair’s arms gracefully. “Oh?” He said with a playful tone.
The other one who’s wearing a white scarf, having a falcon resting on his shoulder, and sits on the luxury chair located at the right side, looked at the person sitting at their middle with a serious expression as he calmly asked, “What shall we do?”
He, who’s sitting on the middle, patted his white wolf sitting on the left side of his chair and wondered. “Hmm…” After a little while, he smirked and then told them his idea. “I guess I wanted to each of them a surprise gift… ” He held while patting the head of his wolf once again, then slowly slouched, and continued what he’s saying as he smirked and silently laughed. “It’s been such a long while since I last saw you… my dear little Ceirah...“
On the other hand…
“What is the reason why you brought us here?” Glenn insisted while standing in front of a huge wooden storage box. Frince opened the door of their tent and entered it while Altschiria, together with his cardinal bird, went to the other circus performers located beside the acacia tree nearby their tent. “Please stay inside for awhile.” He told them with a pleasing voice while holding his cub and looking at them.
While Altschiria walked closer, a girl named Canasta who’s wearing a black and lavender colored dress and a hat similarly to a doll while sitting on the branch of the tree, noticed him and waved. “Welcome back, Fran-fran!!!” She shouted with a clear and joyful tone while the other three performers placed three wooden boxes below and sat on it. Nota, a girl having a small black eight-note sign below her right eye, looked at Altschiria and asked, “Where have you and Frince been?”
“We’ve been looking for the both of you.” Added the two male performers sitting beside each other named Guess and Void.
By the time Altschiria has already went near, he suddenly stared at them with a serious expression while telling, “We have something to talk about…” voice barely cold and audible
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“W… Where… am I?” Alice whispered with an echo while opening her eyes gradually and soaking in the dark, blood-stained water, wearing a black plain spaghetti dress. After a while she moved her arms, placed her hands on her chest and look above her…
Later on, she heard different voices from above, dying, crying, and screaming for intense help. Alice covered her ears by her bare hands, closed her eyes tightly while trying to understand what the voices are saying all over again.
“I can hear them… Pain… Ah!” She said in mind and immediately remembered a certain event when the people were screaming like that before… She saw herself fighting against Ceirah, magic to magic, until blood scattered more and more. “No! Am I… the one who killed them? Am I the one who… scattered every spell casters blood? Am I… Was it… Me?” She told herself while covering her ears and closing her eyes more…
Alice immediately opened her eyes and rose on bed, full of fear. She covered her right green eye, bowed her head and softly said, “Thank Goodness… it was just a bad dream…”
She looked at the window with her eyes which turn into mournful ones after having a dream of the past. After a few seconds, an image of a warlock wearing a long-sleeve or an over-sleeved black cape and hood with a gold pendant on its middle while wearing a golden bracelet covering his whole wrist, suddenly projected in her mind.
She shook her head, looked at her right hand with a questionable reaction of her eyes, and asked herself in mind, “Is it him? Did he repeat the history? Does he still want the thrown and the princess’ blood?! ... Could it be?! But…why?!... Why?”
Alice immediately stood up and called her chevalier as she walked out of her room still focusing about the Warlock…
“Come with me… Glenn…”
Ceirah was silently standing on the short brick-made gray bridge above the river of Caster while looking at the clear blue sky so beautifully. She raised her right hand and stretched her palm like she’s reaching something above.
“Why am I left behind? ... Where are you… my mother… my father? … Why am I all alone now? ... In this world of immortal magicians… why have you died… why have you left me standing alone though… though I’m still that young? Why?” She asked in mind as her sight becomes so cloudy and blurred.
She suddenly recapitulated the time she uncontrollably swung her sword through her father’s body as she can’t control the movement of her hands covered in blood any more.
She remembered the time that she became the puppet of the Warlock just because of the spell that’s casted onto her. A reason why she killed her father without any mercy…
She bowed her head and placed her hands on her chest with her palms closed and slowly whispered, “So I did it… I was the one who made his blood scatter on the floor… It was me… who killed him… I … I didn’t know…”
Later on, a tear fell down and reached the ground while Claude was silently watching her as she cries. “Are you still thinking about Lord Seignlight and Queen Saio?” He asked with a constant tone of in his voice as he went beside Ceirah gradually…
Ceirah immediately wiped her tears on her cheeks and looked at Claude with her eyes which turned into mournful ones. She gracefully smiled and said, “I didn’t notice that you were just standing beside me…” with an alluring voice.
Claude wiped the tear staying from Ceirah’s eyelid by his bare finger of his right hand. After a few seconds, he looked at Ceirah eye-to-eye even closer then quickly hugged her and kissed her forehead. “Everything would be fine…” He whispered.
Ceirah felt the warmth of his hug so she stayed still for a moment. After a few seconds, she stood in front of Claude, looked at him with a questionable expression of her eyes and said, “Claude, can we take a walk? It has been a long time since I have visited Caster…” She asked with a lonely tone.
“If that’s what you wish…” He replied with an alluring smile on his face.
While walking in the middle of the street, a teenage-looking boy holding a basket covered with a white cloth on top has bumped in front of her while he runs and looks behind like someone is following him. The boy stepped backwards as he touches his head while looking at Ceirah’s face, closed his left eye for a few seconds and said, “That… kind of… hurt…” with a slightly irritating voice.
At the time the boy had bumped onto Ceirah, the basket fell on the brick-made ground while some bread came out as the basket became fully uncovered.
The boy looked at Claude and loudly said, “Ma… Master… Master Na…Na…pish… tim!”
Claude heard what the boy said but didn’t move. Instead, he only looked at the little boy eye to eye. After a few seconds, Ceirah looked at the back where Claude is standing. She gradually faced Claude and asked him with a low voice. “Who is he? Why does he know you?”
“He is also one of your servants whose memory is also lost just like what happened to you.” He replied coldly.
“Lost?” Ceirah repeated. She turned back and faced the boy once again. She examined the boy through her eyes slowly and carefully. After a while, she suddenly noticed that the boy is wearing a necklace having a red crystal which looks like a normal pendant. She touched it and looked at it for a moment…
The boy was shock of what Ceirah is doing so he stepped backward and moved his chin upwards as Ceirah is still touching his necklace.
“H…Hey… What are you doing?” he asked immediately while looking at Ceirah’s face with a questionable look.
“This is a one of the broken pieces from the crystal I have made for father, three hundred years ago…” she whispered with a sadistic tone.
The boy became so confused of what Ceirah has suddenly whispered in front of him. He stepped backwards twice, holds his necklace tight and said, “Huh?!...G… Get off of me!” with a clear loud voice.
Ceirah immediately stood straightly and looked at him with a slight of a sadistic look in her eyes. The breeze of the wind suddenly became colder as it blows harder.
“If you truly are one of my servants until now, I want to know… what is the name I have given to you before you die?” She asked slowly with a low and alluring voice.
The boy’s hat flew because of the strong wind as he sat down. He became so frightened. After few seconds, he replied with a trembling voice.
“All I know is… my name is…”
The wind blew harder and harder as a shadow of two persons is only being seen 3 miles beside Ceirah and Claude’s left side. A new green Canadian-looking leaf immediately made a small wound on Ceirah’s right cheek almost near to her eye by the time it fell from the tree near the boy.
Claude went in front of her and cast his left hand horizontally and after a while, someone wearing a black cape and a hood with a violet diamond pendant, covering her face suddenly stepped down on the ground as her hood gradually uncovered her face.
The wind slowly stopped blowing as she looked at Ceirah eye to eye, while a man is coldly and quietly standing behind her.
After the wind has really stopped from blowing, she smiled and spoke with an anxious tone, “What a small world… You and I have finally met once again… Ceirah…”
Claude’s expression went into a anguish one as Ceirah felt extreme anger while feeling the presence of the persons in front of her.
Later on, Ceirah’s eyes turned into crimson-violet as its expression became so mad.
“Alice… Resonance… ” She said with an extreme anger...
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The clock strikes at 8 o’ 3 am in the rainy morning. Ceirah alone plays her violin given to her by her true father, namely, Lord Johhan when she was still a child. She gracefully moves her hands upward and downward as she plays with the notes that she made for her passed mother, namely, Queen Saio, on the time that the war of the Holy World was still pursuing and blood was still flowing.
While she plays with the instrument, she closed her eyes and tears suddenly fell. Pictured memories of her mother’s corpse and other spell casters who died in the war were still being seen inside her mind but instead of stopping from playing the violin, she continued.
A tear fell to the floor similarly to a rain drop. A few seconds, she opened her eyes and cast it at the door. She stopped playing and placed the instrument down to her lap. She noticed that Claude was silently standing against the wall beside the door and listens to the sound produced by the violin.
“Claude… I know you know everything that happened to me before I stepped in the Mortal’s world… Who cast the spell? Everything which happened after the war, after I vanished and came into another world, who repeated the history of the twins the last five hundred years ago? I want you to tell me everything.”
Claude stared coldly onto Ceirah’s eyes and noticed that she strongly wants to know about certain things. He bowed his head and responded a question against Ceirah’s and gradually stared at her once again.
“And what led you to know things like that Ceirah?”
Ceirah bowed her head and looked onto her violin’s bow and became quiet for a few minutes and finally spoke up.
“You don’t need to find the reason behind my questions.”
Without a doubt, Claude answered clearly.
“It was the Warlock.”
Ceirah shook her head and looked at Claude once more.
“What do you mean by the “Warlock”?”
“I’m sure it was the Warlock who has a lust to taste the precious blood of the true Royal Princess also is her servant which is a Royal Prince who came from Neotopia. It is truly the warlock who lives in the dark areas of Bliss.”
“So I see…” She stared at Claude and continued “He just wanted to have your blood or mine. And he dies for it badly… It doesn’t have any concern about the spell he casted upon me and to the Princess of Dessouv’a… Aside from that information, have you gathered any?”
The rain stopped and a droplet of it dropped noisily to the ground coming from a young green leaf of a certain plant and he only continued to be quiet and didn’t answered the question of her Princess.
Sierra woke up lying on a white bed inside an empty, cold crystallized room, remembering what happened during dawn. She stood up, wondering where she is.
“Ahhh…. Yeah… She’s kinda far from me now….” She told herself.
When she went to the window, and looked over the place outside, she noticed her reflection as the glass of the window cracked up just then. She was surprised by the sudden crack and when she went nearer, she was shocked of what she saw through her reflection.
Sierra touched her right cheek near to her right eye, wondering why it turned into color green, while her left eye was just in normal, still blue.
A tear fell down from her right eye as she heard someone knocking on the door. At first, she felt intense fear, but when she heard a voice similar to her chevalier, she noticed that it was Glenn who was knocking.
Glenn continued to knock on the door and said “Milady? Have you wake up? Milady? Milady, are you there? ”
She wiped her tear off, went to the door and slightly opened it gradually. Glenn was smiling at her, holding a silver tray having croissants and an earl gray tea on it.
“G…Glenn…” she whispered
“Ah! You’ve finally woke up… Good morning Milady… May I enter?”
Sierra blushed a little, opened the door and pleasantly said “Ah! Y… Yes… G… Good morning… Glenn…” with an alluring voice.
When Glenn entered the room, he cast his eyes to the right side, snapped his hand and a crystal table appeared. He gracefully placed the tray on it and looked back to the location of Sierra, smiling beautifully.
Sierra called her chevalier just then “G… Glenn…” she said with a shy tone.
“Yes my Lady? What is it?” Glenn went near to Sierra as he still smiles though his mournful eyes went into a confusing expression.
Sierra faced Glenn seriously. Her right eye was seen by Glenn as she asked
“Glenn, may you tell me what happened to me? What happened during dawn? Answer me! Tell me everything! Why am I here?!”
“Milady, is it bothering you?” He touched Sierra cheek and said “You look so pale.”
Sierra gradually touched Glenn’s hand on her cheek and hastily took it off from her. “Are you hiding something to me?!”
Glenn lost his smile to his Milady and went into a sadistic look once again.
“Alice…..” He whispered.
“I can’t understand even a single thing!”
Glenn placed his hands on her shoulders and forcefully pushed her against the wall. He bowed his head thoroughly and thought that he can resist his anger inside but it controls him by and by causing him to yelled at Sierra thoroughly.
“Alice, listen to me! Please! You won’t be able to understand things like these if you’ll just yell at me! My spell can only return your memory back!”.
Sierra felt intense shock and fear causing her eyes to widen and a tear fall down from her eye once again.
“G… Glenn…” she whispered
Glenn suddenly realized what he said just then, when she noticed the tears of Sierra falling down from her eyes and remembered that it was his master whom he was yelling at.
“I… I’m s… sorry… Mi… Milady… I’m… only not used to that kind of voice you had… a… while ago….I shouldn't yelled at you... I… I’m sorry….” he said
“No… y… You shouldn’t be sorry… Glenn…” she whispered
Glenn was shocked of what Sierra has said for he didn’t expect that Sierra would say any apology to him.
“Huh? Wh… What do you mean?”
She faced Glenn with her eyes which went into mournful ones. She smiled and said “I only just wanted to know what happened to me… What’s wrong with me and then….. I unknowingly and stupidly yelled at you” with a sudden silent laugh.
“A…. Alice… how can you say words such as those?”
Sierra laughed at Glenn and smiled beautifully “Why are you calling me Alice? That’s not my name…”
“No… Milady… That’s your true name.”
“Wha.. What do you mean?”
“Alice Resonance, is your real name.” He responded
“Ahhh… I see… Ah! What do you mean about the spell that can return my memory?”
Glenn smiled, bowed his head thoroughly and tightened his hold onto Alice’s wrist and said “Ahhh… About that…….-”
His face crossed over Alice’s as Alice blushed a little for awhile. Glenn whispered a spell onto his Milady’s right ear. Glenn closed his mouth and a magic seal suddenly appeared on the ground as he embraces her. A strong wind coming from the seal went out and she felt something wrong…
Crystal walls were being destroyed as its particles gradually float. A strange aura surrounded them. A black light appeared on Alice’s forehead and became a pure black sign. And on the same time, a black sign also appeared onto Glenn’s hand.
On the time that the magic seal was completed, her past memories were being projected inside her mind like films. She notice herself floating all alone inside a dark room as white feathers were falling from above and turns into black.
She heard different voices echoing inside her mind saying “Exiled Princess! Exiled Royalty!” She tried to ignore it when someone covered her ears and said, ““Focus on your memories. The black cage of the Exiled Princess must be opened. The cursed spells must be released.””
She closed her eyes and continuously concentrated as the person behind her vanishes by and by. She heard a sudden sound of a huge bell which rung only once. She tried to open her eyes and noticed that she standing over deep black water and as the black feathers fell down, she hastily drown in the water without any reactions.
When she opened her eyes, everything already went back into normal. Glenn released her from his embrace and smiled once again. Alice felt the humidity which increases as she cannot catch her breathing any longer. Alice raised her right hand and held it on Glenn’s cheek and quietly called her servant “G…Glenn…”
Glenn went into a sadistic look as he noticed Alice kneeling down and almost lying onto his arms. He whispered once more saying “Rest once again Alice… I’ll be waiting for you to be awakened.”
It was already afternoon and the sun already sets in Buksiunarita, Ceirah took a sip of tea while sitting in their garden and placed the cup on its saucer. Her servants felt the same as she does and looked upon the skies. She stared at the color of her tea and after a few seconds, she finally spoke…
“It has now begun... The Spell of Dessou’va, has finally awakened...”
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It was already 3:50 am early in the morning, it was so quiet and so dark the time the twins got home, they straightly went up the stairs to surprise their father that they already had return. And on the time they both opened the door “Father! we’re al- Ahh! No. Ah uh!...” They we’re so shocked of what they have seen. Blood spilled onto Sienna’s left check. Their eyes widened and they we’re so shocked of what happened to their beloved father, Fr. Ralf. They saw him lying down on his bed and blood was flowing all over him. His eyes were opened and his right hand were tightly holding the cross necklace that was given to him by his known daughters.
The twins went closer to their father, and when they saw him closely, they already knew that it’s already late to say everything…They both kneeled down just because of the pressure that they’re feeling. They both hug him and cried so loud causing the windows crack up, as they yelled “Fa…Father, wake up….You’re still alive right? Wake up….Father Ralf!!! Don’t leave us! Please!!! You told us you won’t leave us! Father!!!!”.
They can’t stop themselves from crying over the cold body of their father. They know they can’t do anything, now their father has left them without telling a perfect farewell…
Minutes have passed. When everything’s already quiet, Sierra suddenly stopped crying. She stood up from her position facing the floor. Her last tear drop fell to ground as she tightly closes her right fist. She faced Sienna with a great anger seen on her face… “Look around you. I don’t want to tell this to you but….. This is all your fault Sienna.” She said with a quite sad tone…
Her tears still fall down, but she wiped it away with her bear hands..Sienna stood up, she faced her sister and said “How can you tell that to me? I even didn’t want this to happen. I also don’t have any predictions in my mind that this will happen… How can you say that?” She asked Sierra as her facial reaction has been replaced with a questionable one… “You mean you don’t know why?” Sierra replied with such anger inside her throat “I told you to be with him until I come home, but what have you done? You followed me to the forest! Isn’t that the reason why? I did tell you don’t let him be alone while I’m gone, how dare you to leave him!”.
“Well yes. I left him alone though I don’t want to. I followed you! Yes it true!” Sienna replied as she once stepped forward.
Sierra closed her eyes, breathed and calmed herself, “Then tell me, why? Explain it to me, and I might understand you. Tell me why did you follow me?” She asked Sienna very calmly.
Sienna spoke up and said “I wished to follow you but I know I promised that I won’t be leaving him alone. I was so afraid coz you’re out. I’m thinking what’s happening to you while you’re out there. I’m so afraid coz you’re alone. Something’s blocking my sight to read some predictions of the future. Sadly, the only thing I can see is your location… I… I was so afraid Sierra… I don’t want you to leave me, so I told father that I wanted to follow you. He allowed me to go out and find you, I refused to agree but my heart was beating so fast, I thought there was something bad happening to you. Later on, I finally said yes. If I only knew that this would happen to him. If I could only see what will happen to him in the future, then I wouldn’t follow you to the forests. But now that we had returned here……………………….” Sienna shut her mouth and looked over the window. Her tears fell as Sierra hugged her “So I see…. His death wasn’t predicted clearly. It’s alright” Sierra said as she looks at the open window.
“Stop crying now Sienna, I can now understand, no one wanted this to happen. Don’t worry…. I know… we can still get over it…. Just believe Sienna.” She kissed Sienna’s forehead as she cried once again. Sienna returned her sister’s hug for her as she said “I will….I will believe.”……
Glenn was watching them behind the trunk of the tree in front of the window. The anger existed in his body as he can’t hold himself any longer. He walked through the window silently, very silently. He appeared beside Sierra, hold Sienna’s arm so tightly and threw her away from his beloved Milady. “Don’t ever touch her.” He whispered so calmly.
Someone a real magician which wears a blue hat with a yellow lace around it and a half white mask on his left side of his face appeared and caught Sienna as she falls down. He gently released Sienna and asked her “My lady, are you hurt?” with an unconscious feeling. “I….. I’m not.” She replied as she frightens inside.
“Gle… Glenn!!!” Sierra was shocked when she saw that her chevalier was there just beside her “What are you doing here?” Glenn just looked at her and smiled as he said “My dear lady, you look so cold. Are you alright? I’m not comfortable with your cold face. I’m wondering if someone did a mistake to you.”. “I’m alright. Please tell me, what are you-“ Glenn hold Sierra’s cheek as he say “Just be quiet My Lady. Soon, you’ll know why I’m here.” Glenn stared upon the man’s eyes so long as he spoke up and said “So, you have finally opened the portal and reached this world and at the same time, found your beloved princess. I’m kinda wondering, how if I’m….. going to…………. Kill your Milady?!” his eyes widens as he smile thoroughly. “Kill my Milady?” he asked. He smirked and said “ Or should I say, can you pass over my ability to kill you or shall I say, to execute your Master?”
“Are you trying me once again? Napishtim Hiharo? Oh. My mistake, Claude.” Glenn’s tone was uncertain.
Claude took off his hat and so is his mask and replied with a teasing kind of tone “I think so… Maybe I am, or maybe not…. Or should I say…… well never mind……”
Glenn felt agitated once again but he only smiled onto to it for he doesn’t want his Milady to see his anger. Glenn’s pupils we’re turning into crimson-red as he asked “Well then. Let’s begin. Claude. Shall we?”.
“Sure” Claude agreed. He looked upon Sienna and said “My Lady, can you step backward? I don’t want you to be hurt.”
“Ah! Ahhh…. Yes…” She replied unconsciously.
Glenn appeared behind Sienna as he directs his magic blade onto Sienna’s neck. Sierra shouted Sienna’s name when another blade stopped Glenn from continuing to kill her. He looked above his and noticed that Claude’s pupils were also in a crimson-red color. His body was frozen because of the order from Claude’s mind spell control.
Time stopped for awhile. Claude noticed a shadow coming from the light of the moon and someone wearing a white and black student’s uniform together with long black socks with white lace on the edge and plain black shoes, stepped on the flat surface of the opened window once again. This time, it was another unknown spell caster who came from the world called Buksiunarita.
She cast her hand horizontally and a blue light suddenly sparked up. A crystal-ice bow which lightens up appeared as she directs it onto the location of Glenn Blizerenth.
“Tsk…. She’s not our servant….” Glenn whispered.
She whispered to her bow as the light of the moon strengthens and so is the wind. After a few seconds, a frame of an arrow occurs as it turns into a pure sharp one.
She whispered once more to her bow and released its arrow.
Claude grabbed Sienna as he went far from Glenn. Sierra closed her eyes as she hopes that nothing would happen to her chevalier.
On the time that the lady’s arrow was released, a violet cover appeared in front of Glenn. The arrow exploded and left a thick smoke. While the smoke disappears, Sienna noticed that the presence of her twin was gone.
“This….. This can’t be…..” She whispered.
Claude looked onto Sienna and asked “My Lady, what’s wrong?”
The spell caster stepped inside the room as her bow vanished through the sound of the broken glass. She looked onto Claude’s eyes and answered his question softly “Master, the presence of Glenn Blizerenth and her twin are……”
“No. There’s something that I can’t predict… Something wrong went all over… I…. N… No!” Sienna covered her ears as she cried and kneeled down.
“Just as I have thought earlier, this would happen…” Claude said.
Sienna looked onto him and said “Wha… What do you mean?”
“While I was entering this world, I already knew that something went wrong onto you, My Lady. On the time that I stepped in, I felt something undesirable. And that was the sign, that your prediction was already lost….”
“How can you tell things like that? I don’t even know the both of you. And it’s only the first time that I saw you.” She replied
Claude and the spell caster looked against each other as they both faced Sienna and smiled. They both placed their right hand on their left chest and bowed.
The spell caster introduced herself first and said “Pardon me for trespassing, My Lady. My name is Roya Fellusaphire. I’m fated to be your servant from your kingdom of Caster. A pleasured to see you once again, Milady.”
Claude stepped forward, kneeled down in front of Sienna and kissed her right hand as he introduces his self.
“Forgive me for not telling my name earlier, My Lady… I am fated to be your knight or chevalier forever….. My name is Claude, Hiharo Claude Napishtim. A pleasure to see you once again, Lady Ceirah….”
Ceirah blushed a little and said “L…Lady… Ce…. Ceirah?!”
Claude looked onto Sienna’s eyes and said “My Lady, “Ceirah Seignlight” is your true name and not Sienna Csizcaleigne …”
Ceirah was shocked of what Claude said. She was confused of what happened so she asked everything slowly to become clear.
“I….I can’t…. I can’t understand…. What do you mean, “my servant” and “my chevalier”? And… And how can you say that Ceirah’s my true name? Wha… What do you mean…“My” Kingdom of Caster?”
Claude looked upon Ceirah’s blue eyes so long and explained everything clearly….
“My lady, I know you won’t be able to comprehend what I am saying for now. But I am sure you would be able to understand me by and by… Let me tell everything for you My Lady….You’re the unknown daughter of Lord Soryuu Seignlight, the king of all Spell Casters and Magicians in the world of Buksiunarita. Also-”
“Cla… Claude!” Ceirah called him with a negative tone…
“My Lady? What is it?” Claude asked…
“Wha… What about my…. Name?... M… My… history… Ho… How did you know me?” She asked straightly….
Roya smiled and called the name of Claude “Master Napishtim…”
Claude looked back to Roya, smirked and laughed. He looked back to Ceirah and hold her hand. This time, he holds Ceirah’s hand more tighter.
“Milady, if you won’t mind, may I request a certain thing?”
Ceirah agreed as she smiled so gracefully…
“Milady, can you place your forehead onto mine?”
“Wh.. Why though?”
“I just want to show you, the whole answer to your questions…”
Ceirah closed her eyes as she places her forehead onto Claude’s… On the time that she already placed it, Claude place his right hand on Ceirah’s head and whispered something that no one else could hear.
After Claude closed his mouth, the light of moon strengthens up and a blue light appears on Ceirah’s forehead as it turns into a pure wonderful sign, the sign of being a royal blooded Spell Caster of Buksiunarita. She felt the decreasing temperature she closed her eyes more and ignore the coldness of the area.
The wind blew harder than expected. This time, a similar sign appeared onto Claude’s hand. The breeze of the wind became colder and colder. Ceirah opened her eyes hastily and after a second, her blue eyes turned into a crimson-violet one.
As the wind blew harder, a magic seal appeared under, and surrounded them. Roya stepped backward and vanished for a while.
On the exact time that the seal was completed, Ceirah’s memories were being projected inside her mind. Suddenly, she noticed a black and white image and later on, she realized that it was her, who was standing alone. Black feathers were falling from above as the feather are being scattered inside the area, black ones became pure white. She heard echoing voices from before saying “Save us! Royal Lady! Please save us!”… Ceirah only ignored the voices and noticed someone standing in front of her as she spoke up and…. Their voices echo along…
““Who are you? Have I met you before?””
The white feathers turned into black once again and flew and covered everything as the image of the unknown man vanished. She saw huge clocks with different times all around her, moving counter-clockwise. Its hands stopped to twelve and a sound of fallen necklace occurred and all the clocks broke up in front of her and its pieces were falling down to her. Ceirah woke up soaked up in the deep water while wearing a white night gown.
“”Where am I?... What… is this place?... Oh… Water… Am I inside this… water of the…. Underworld?...””
Ceirah’s physical appearance changed and went back to its real form as she was still inside the water of the underworld. After the process, another sound of a fallen necklace occurred.
When she opened her eyes once again, everything has went back to normal. She bowed her head slightly, facing the ground as Claude removed his hand from Ceirah’s. She stood up, faced him and called his name as her eyes turned into crimson-violet once again.
“Claude, I order you………. Bring me…. To Bukasiunarita…….”
Roya and Claude smiled as they kneeled in front of Ceirah like a true chevalier…
“Yes…. My Lady……” He replied…
...........................To be Continued....................................
First episode: Distant Misconnection
September 17, 1998, the sides of Caster and Dessouv’a from the world of Buksiunarita had a war led by the princesses of opposite sides. It was suddenly dark. The sky was throwing lightings so hard, and the ground was releasing lava and makes a threatening earthquake that people cannot stand by any longer…. In that phenomenon, an unpredictable happening came. In that phenomenon, the alluring twins named Sierra and Sienna Csizcaleigne were born…………..
On the day that they were born, a mysterious man abandoned them in the world called “Earth”. And on the following day, a 29 year old priest, wearing a white suffix, named Fr. Ralf heard a loud cry from outside. When he opened the door of the church, he saw two babies crying so hard inside a large basket. The father took them and took care of them as the twins grew up…..
The twins grew up with a great fear to God, and they grew up so close to each other that can’t even leave themselves for even a minute.
One day, Fr. Ralf decided to teach them how to use magic spells for their protection and for them not grow up unknowing how to use magic spells… Because of his great love for the twins, he didn’t surrendered to teach them. And when he already knew that they were already too good to handle magic spells even the greatest ones, he stopped from teaching them and he continued to just take care of them…
Suddenly, when he stopped from teaching them while they grow up, their known father, Fr. Ralf, had a very serious illness that even a doctor and the greatest healer of the spell casters cannot heal. And Sierra as the older one, needs to go outside of the church to find some medicines for their known ill father…
“Sienna, I need to go outside to find the herbal medicines we’re finding for our beloved father, I need you to promise me, you would stay here, by his side & be sure to take care of him like what we’re really doing for the previous days. Please take care of him while I’m gone…. Can you promise me that you would do that?”
“I won’t be promising that Sierra. But I’ll be taking care of him while you’re out. Just be careful to what you’re doing outside.” Sienna replied as her voice trembles because of her uncomfortable prediction for Sierra.
Sierra holds the shoulders of Sienna as she tells her “Don’t worry. I’ll be careful my sister…I must go now…goodbye and take care of yourselves…”
“Goodbye my twin... Also take care of yourself.”
Sienna then replied as she waves her hands…she clutches her chest tightly, very tightly…. And suddenly, tear drops fell down from her eyes when Sierra closed the door.
Sierra holds the knob of the door behind her tightly, as she looks upon the sky and whispers “I don’t want to do this to you. But I really have to…I’m sorry. I am so sorry Sienna….” She faced her head to the ground as her tears also fell down from her eyes…
Sierra went into the forests and saw something strange passed by her eyes… She murmured and looks around “What was that?” and she yelled out “Who’s there? Show up! Who are you?!”
A handsome man with mourning eyes showed up to her holding a black book and wearing a black polo said “Hello, my lady… Why would you like to see me?” as he looks at her, eye to eye.
Sierra stares at his eyes and said “I‘ve noticed that you were watching me all the time, since I went out of the church. Tell me, who are you and why are you doing that?”
The man went near to her but she only took a step backwards. “Don’t go near me. I don’t know you!” Sierra shouted.
“Don’t worry my lady. I won’t hurt you….” His mourning eyes convinced Sierra to calm down as he goes closer and closer. He vowed down to her and kissed her right hand sweetly and said “My lady, my name is Glenn Blizzerenth… A pleasure to meet you…”
He stood straightly, held his right hand and placed it onto his left chest, vowed and said “I am fated to be your knight or chevalier. I am not stalking you, I am just watching you and I am just securing your protection from others. I don’t want you to be hurt my lady.”
” M…m….. My chevalier? What do you mean? I cannot understand you…” Sierra wonders as looks at him.
“My lady, you won’t be able to comprehend what I am saying for now. But I am sure you would be able to understand me by and by… For now, I wished you to wear this ceramic black bracelet for me and please promise me that, starting from the time that you’ll be wearing it, please don’t take it off from your wrist anymore.” Glenn requested and hold her left hand then wears the on the glass bracelet to her.
“But. Glenn…” she called him unconsciously. He looked upon her with a beautiful smile and he responded “Yes my lady? What is it?”
“What is this bracelet for? I mean, why are you giving this to me?” Sierra asked pleasantly. “Ahhh… It’s just a simple gift that I wanted to give to you for a very long time… Sadly, because, you even don’t go outside the church, I haven’t had a chance to see you personally before. But now we already met each other personally, I wanted to give this to you. Please just take care of it for me…. ” Glenn replied sweetly.
On the other hand…
Sienna made a dinner for their beloved father. But when she was walking up through the stairs, she noticed something…. She whispered “Oh this can’t be… Sierra’s not yet coming home…” her face frowned and continued to go to the room of their father….. When she entered the room of Fr. Ralf, she wasn’t looking straightly but she was looking down and cold. As she placed the dinner of their father on the table, Fr. Ralf asked him “My dear, may I know why you’re sad?” Sienna looks upon their father’s eyes and gnawed her lips a bit as she looks over the window.
“Ahhh…. Now let me guess….Sierra have not come home yet. Am I right? Is that the reason why you’re sad my dear?” Father Ralf asked her quietly… Sienna looked at their father and told him “My father, it is true… It’s already late at night but, Sierra haven’t came back. What shall I do…Do you think I must follow her? I don’t know what to do and I’m so worried for her my father…I can’t hold on anymore… I’m so worried…” Sienna told him with an unconscious tone…
“I’m also worrying for her, my dear Sienna…. I’m allowing you to go for her if you wanted, but what I am worrying for is none other than something might happen bad to you, and I don’t want that to happen to you, although I know that the both of you are given safety by your own chevaliers. You must still be very careful when you’re going out… So find her now until you can my dear… Just be careful. Very careful…” The Priest told her with a beautiful voice.
Sierra remembered what her twin told her “please take care of father while I am gone….” So she claimed “But, you my father… How about you? I am concerned with your serious condition and if I’ll leave you, you might-----“
Fr. Ralf stood up and said “Don’t worry… I’ll be fine here…” with a heavenly voice…. He took the white box inside the secret blessed cabinet in his room and took White book of Spells for Sienna and said “Here, take this book Sienna, and please promise me. Promise me my dear that you won’t lost it. Promise me Sienna…” Father Ralf said as he holds Sienna’s hands very tightly.
Sienna was quite shocked for what their father had told her again and again so she didn’t said no, rather, she agreed without thinking… She promised to their father that she would even take care of it forever…So Father Ralf calmed down and brought back the white box to the cabinet and checked the black box if the Black cursed book of spells was still there. And yet, “This can’t be! No! No! The Dark Magician!” he shouted.
Sienna wondered and stared at their father as she asked “What’s the matter father?” Father Ralf looked at her and told her “I’m sure… It was the Dark Magician who stole it! I am sure!” “Father, calm down… Calm down my father….What was thing that’s missing? Please tell me…What is it?” Sienna asked very unconsciously.
“The Dark Spell Caster that looks for the twins that were born in that phenomenon…. I‘m very sure that he stole the Black book inside this church to bring back their beloved Milady to their family of Dark Spell Casters!!!! This cannot be! Sienna, forgive me but you have to do this now! Look for Sierra and bring her back here. Be sure that she’s safe. Now! Go now Sienna!” Fr. Ralf ordered her immediately.
When Sienna was out of the church, she tried to hide the White book with the use of her spell. Before she go, she cast another spell to detect the place of her twin Sierra. She held her right hand facing the ground and shouted “Tri’ septices Allura!”…
Later on, three kinds of blue circle that lightens up surround her with a special kind of air, and with the help of her reflection from the special air, she saw the location of her twin Sierra…
After her spell was over, she felt a very strange aura from where her twin was standing, so she ran to the location of Sierra worrying so much… “Sierra…. No, this can’t be… I hope you’re fine…” She whispered while running into the forests, she felt the tear drops falling down to her cheeks. She stopped for awhile and touched her cheeks and said “Ah…No…Stop crying…Continue finding her…con-“….
On the other hand...
When Glenn already wore the bracelet onto Sierra’s wrist, he kissed her left hand gently and said “Tsk. She’s here.”Sierra was blushing a bit because she’s quite shock for what Glenn had did… “Why did you-“ but before Sierra finished her question, Glenn already had something to say “My lady, I have to go now…I’ll see you later…Good bye and may you have a nice day…” as he kissed Sierra’s left hand once again and disappeared in front of her…. “Gle…Glenn.” she whispered…
“Sierra!” Sienna shouted as she runs to her nearly…
Sierra heard someone who called name and when she looks backward, she saw her twin Sienna coming to her and said “Hey, are you fine? You haven’t come back since yesterday… What happened to you and you took so long?"
“Ah… Nothing…It was just quite hard to find some herbal medicines for father… Ah! I told you to stay with him right?" Sierra insisted “Yes you did.” She answered looking straightly to Sierra… [
B]“Then what are you doing here?” “Father and I were so worried for you, thinking that something had happened to you while you’re finding some medicines… I was ordered to find you immediately and bring you back to the church. That’s why I’m here…” Sienna answered seriously.
“So, I see…” Sienna hold her shoulder and felt something wrong with Sierra’s aura…As she spoke out and asked her “Is there something wrong my twin? You seemed so sad. Are you hiding something?” Sierra looked at her and said “N…No. Why would I hide something to you…Besides, I’m fine so don’t worry…Nothing happened to me…umm… May I know why did you asked me those things?” She asked with a quite wavy tone.
“Nothing…just nothing… We were just worrying about you so-” She replied while looking at the ground. Unknowing why, Sierra hugged her tightly as said “Thank you…Thank you so much.” She whispered to Sienna’s ears as she kissed her twin’s left cheek and hugged her tightly. Sienna blushed a bit and smiled. She also hug Sierra in return as she whispered “I’m glad you’re fine…You’re welcome” she said as her blue eyes and her voice resembled the outlook of the heavenly Angels above. She holds Sierra’s hands tightly and said “Shall we go?” “Sure.” Sierra replied with a beautiful smile….
As they’re starting to walk, they haven’t noticed that Glenn was looking over them, and he was just hiding behind the leaves of the tall tree near them…
The color of his violet eyes turned into a red blood color as the black bracelet the he had gave to Sierra sparked.
“I’ll be looking over you... My lady…..hmmp.” he whispered with a smirk as a black feather fell down to the ground from where he was standing……
...........................To be Continued....................................