A Strange Meeting"Well done, my student. I think that will be all for today." Sakura straightened up from one of the most complicated headstands she'd ever experienced traning with Master Otaka. She groaned, pain flaring throughout her body every time she tried to relax. Niko sat coolly above Master Otaka, giving her a face that said Ha, ha. You got to train for two hours straight while I just sat up here and watched.
Shut up, you dumb cat.
"Sakura, be nice to Niko. She is your Warrior Spirit, after all." Behind Master Otaka's vision, Niko stuck out her cat tongue at Sakura. Ha, ha, you got in trouble.
"Sakura," She turned towards her sensei, sitting on his mat with an ancient scroll rolled out in front of him. "I need a special ingredient for you to go fetch for me. I need you to buy five servings of dragonfruit from the market."
"What's the special occasion? Do you need it for some kind of potion or something?"
"Even better." His aged smile appeared as he started to chuckle. "Dinner." H
The Demon KingThe Demon King hid deep below the crust of the earth. He sat watching everything that was happening in the world above through his Seeing Pool that was tinged red with blood. The pool reflected a vision of a school cafeteria. Normally the Demon King wouldn’t waste his time looking at a bunch of young, useless humans, much less think about them, but a powerful surge of energy came from somewhere inside the crowded area. His eyes darted around, looking at the humans chewing the slimy seaweed with rotten fish they called sushi with grins on their faces. Disgusting. He shuddered slightly. How could those stupid humans live their contented, pathetic lives when there were greater things working underneath the façade of life.
And he would help keep the balance even if he died trying.
Suddenly, his hunting eyes focused on a certain group of students. He sensed the same amount of powerful energy coming from the girl with spectacles, chatting wordlessly to other students with a brig
A Modern SamuraiA Modern Samurai
Sakura’s footsteps echoed across the hallway, making it sounds like there was more than one of her in the empty space. Sword on her back, she eyed the blackened doorways for any unwanted guests. Niko padded alongside her, more like a shadow than a physical body. Suddenly she stopped.
What’s wrong? Sakura could feel Niko’s back raise slightly, her thoughts becoming wary.
I sense something and it’s not human. The sound of unsheathed metal exploded in the silent hallway as Sakura turned towards the doorway that Niko was facing in a graceful twirl. Niko hissed at the doorway, back arched, black hairs standing on end.
“SHOW YOURSELF!” The abandoned classroom didn’t reply back, but Sakura didn’t give in. “I SAID SHOW YOURSELF!” Still nothing. She gripped the hilt of Unmei tighter as she waited. She breathed in and out, becoming calm, just like her sensei had taught her all those years ago. She could her him dictatin