Rio Sanjaya ordered his dark horse to stop for a moment with a watchful gaze. The surrounding trees were violet under the bluish moonlight. After listening to something for a while, Rio stomped his horse back on his way without haste. Many times his eyes darted to the edge of the path he was passing.
The movement in the thickets brought Rio to a halt again, his horse grunting and neighing softly. Rio drew the double-edged ax he threw onto his back. The handle of the object was rather long and silvery in color. Each blade bears a sign of a roaring tiger.
“Whoever you are, come out,” Rio said his voice was firm yet still. Even so, a drop of sweat seemed to be dripping down his forehead.
The scrub rustled again. There was a sound of broken branches and a few seconds later the bushes opened, revealing a large man in a black robe and a blue mask. Other figures with almost the same appearance began to appear one by
[FLASHBACK] Nadira once committed a crime. Nadira was only seven years old at the time. One night, Nadira woke up to hear a noise downstairs. Nadira thought they were her parents, but she was surprised because her mother suddenly sounded screaming like someone who was scared. Her parents had never fought before, so little Nadira found it strange. Nadira, who was curious, finally walked out of the room, which she had left it dark so as not to be caught. Nadira closed the door carefully, and then quietly peeked through the grille of the stairs. Little Nadira then gave a soft breath. At that time she saw there were five people in black robes in the living room. They were holding some kind of blade. They surrounded her mother who was sitting terrified on a sofa. Nadira wanted to help, but she was too scared. Her heart wondered where her father and two brothers were. The little girl bit her lip, holding back s
I don't know what happened to me, but vision after vision filled my brain, the more I felt I was them. I want to stop it all, but helpless. The thoughts of this girl named Nadira came to my head again. It had been ten years since the incident, but Nadira could still taste the rancid smell of white blood with the tip of her mind. Often times the girl closed her eyes and took a deep breath, so that at least the glint could be reduced. Nadira thought time would cloud the memory, but she seemed to have her hopes up. At the very least, she had managed to fool herself into thinking that what she was doing was the right thing. Or she thought so. Nadira looked away. The teenager stared at the distant forest through the window beside her, wondered how her mother (she refused to think of Maya as a stepmother) could become INDICENT's right hand man without the public knowing. Which then ended with a creese from… she forcibly stopped the memory. Nadira took a deep breath
Another flashback of Aria that Barbara had ____________ “He's really annoying. Who does he think I am?” Aria muttered to herself in disgust. The girl now lives in a city in Bangka Belitung, where everything is so annoying to her. She just came back from hunting wild boar then changed clothes, and went straight to the kitchen. While hunting earlier she almost ran into a wolf-shifter who almost knew who she was. Moreover, he dared to call Aria with a girl who was not human but smelled strange. It was all because of the secret seal she had placed on her body, a mystical seal, so that no one would find out whom she was. Aria has also been equipped with anti-enemy magic by a witch that she trusts, so that Hugo and his subordinates won't know about her. She was actually quite anxious when she heard about the news of another wolvire in the city of Koba, and she almost died wondering how two wolvires could have been bor
I finally woke up.I gasped for air and jolted awake until my body half rose from where I lay. I gasped, plopped down on the pillow again and closed my eyes for a moment. My head was so dizzy, like it was spinning.I was starting to feel like I was going crazy.All the flashbacks I have had just now have completely drained my sanity. Why should I experience someone else's experience? Not only did I witness memories like before, but also I actually experienced them; their every thought and deed, every detail I should not have known.Why?All of this brought me to a thought that I quickly pushed aside. I do not need to think about it anymore if it will only make my brain hurt.I opened my eyes and watched the roof of the room I was sleeping in. The roof looks like it is not the roof of a house, but… I woke up suddenly and my vision suddenly darkened. I closed my eyes again for a while before finally opening them again.I have déjà vu. I got out of bed slowly and l
Like a flower that loses its beauty; so is the present that is happening to the whole country.Darkness forces beauty to mourn, darkening the happy atmosphere without being prevented. Gloom, that's all that's left.An eclipse comes between freezing snows. However, it actually lasted longer in retaliation for the delay.They said the darkness was created by a child. Dark and terrible poems about it began to surface.The girl fell like drops of rain from above the horror. She stood like a haughty tower in the distance. She limped in a gray cloud, like dawn breathing death.Someone once said in a tone like being watched by the darkness itself; her body winced, like stepping on embers of silence in the darkness that was painful.They said the girl had a sad sigh. The past without burden has become a memory, she said, missing it feels like a thirst for blood. Now the cruelty of maturity is a problem.People ask themselves: how does all thi
When Hugo left me alone in the cave, I lay back down on the stone bed with the thin mattress and musty blanket. My eyes stared blankly at the ceiling of the cave with chaotic and erratic thoughts.My thoughts and memories are as clear as crystal, from my childhood to the present. In less than a month, I had become a completely different person from what I was before—cold, cruel, heartless, and evil. Moreover, during that time I killed someone I seemed to have loved very much before—my mother.My eyes blinked. There was a wet curtain covering my eyes, blurring my vision for a moment. My throat tightened, as if I was holding back a cry that if released would make me feel like a wailing child. However, there was one other feeling that held back all my feelings: ignorance.I was sad, devastated, shocked by the fact that I used to be just an ordinary girl who wouldn’t be able to make my mother cry. Nevertheless, I also felt the chill I felt when tha
She changes her fate with a slash of something supernatural, once a month, and Erza can't escape. The slashing magic was sent by a witch from across Sulawesi, even though she had been exiled to a tall tower away from the hustle and bustle of humans, right in the Valley of Panic. Even though the distance stretched for hundreds of miles, why was the union of witches so eager to always punish her?This must be a curse, because after all, entering the supernatural world with the lure of immortality was fooling. Erza, who was able to get out of there, must have been lucky. She is now immortal, but no one should expect everything to be young. In order to remain immortal, she absorbs the life energy of other living beings around her.That is because the leader of that damn organization's decree was announced for Erza to be exiled, a decision which of course was correct.Well, Erza is lonely, but that doesn't mean she's suffering. Instead, she was entertained by the sma