ONE MONTH LATER, Chloe Rein and the Seven Geniuses got a message from Prince Ciaran himself that Drake Lornn, Theo Jon and Vivien Li were awakened. Princess Zillah told Ciaran was truly happened, and the queen demanded for information but the two remained mouth shut. The atmosphere in the palace was getting gloomier as time went by.
After rescuing Jucel from being hostaged by the queen, Chloe began to become attentive to her surroundings. Neptos was gone for a month already, saying that he had to attend to something important. Chloe, however, trained nonstop every chance she gets. Her ability in archery drastically increased, and her swordsmanship was - in Jucel's comment - scary. Barbie and Kieran became her regular opponents in close combat.
The only thing that Chloe couldn't master, and hated so much, was the Inner Core Enhancement which required her to meditate. Every time she attempted to close her eyes and turn her mind blank, it's as if her inner core woul
COLD without snow. Rain without dark clouds. Surrounded by thick forest and magical barrier. Isolated from the other town.Crystal Falls looked like a whole new world once they passed the barrier that separates it from the Kingdom of Demetrius as a whole. The woods are thicker and healthier, and there's a lot of chirping from different bird species. Chloe then heard it before she actually saw it. The rush, the pressure, and the roar.She adjusted her umbrella and followed Neptos who was walking ahead of her. Yep, they're just walking which caused them two days of travelling. Neptos said that he doesn't like riding horses. Chloe wondered why.They emerged from the woods and into a clearing. The rain had stopped so they closed their umbrellas. They were standing at a cliff that dropped 300m down. On their left side was a two-section waterfalls, dropping heavily and loudly which indicated a high pressure on the currents."Wow.." Chloe could only
CHLOE spent her whole couple of days getting drowned. Literally. Nobody told her that the lake got a sucking energy from beneath it, for Demetrius' sake!"AAAHHH!!" she screamed for the nth time for the day before being pulled by the strong pressure that goes to the bottom of the lake. A bubble of water enveloped her before she shot up into the surface."Focus, Chloe!" Neptos shouted from the side, comfortably sitting at the big rock and holding his jug of beer. "I can't look after you all the time!"He set her down on the flat stone, breaking off the bubble of water. Chloe fell onto her knees and hands as she coughed the water that invaded her system. "You...you're not helping," she panted.Neptos rolled his eyes and stood. "Rest first. Don't jump in. I'm not going to save you." He walked away and into the house.Chloe groaned as she rolled to her back and closed her eyes. She lets her breath become normal before she opened it and stared at the sky.You need to be
~O~O~O~Chloe stayed at the Crystal Falls with only Neptos and Hemera as her company. She counted the days and nights in her room, each day reflecting on what she achieved so far.Four days after she started her training in the Crystal Falls, she was able to hit the eyes of the moving target 15 feet away. Three days after that, she was able to stay in the surface of the lake until she reached the center before she goes down the pressure of the water. Chloe was not contented with the improvement and even trained at night.Thirteen days after she arrived in the Crystal Falls, she received a letter. Sending letters vary on the capability of the sender, not their abilities. Normal Kryst with limited magic power on their inner core, such as the soldiers, were given an eagle as their messenger. These eagles have wide black wings like that of a normal raven, white head and a metallic beak to kill those undetermined who will intercept the message chain.Some used Faeries. The
"Hey, guys. Chloe here. Crystal Falls is a magical... Well, like any place in Demetrius... But this one needs the permission for entrance from the Knight of the Wild Beast whoever that was. Neptos said that he was friends with this Knight and he can go whenever he pleases. So, I don't think you can visit any time. But don't worry, we will see each other soon. I'm doing good here, I have a friend named Hemera. She's the guardian of the Crystal Falls. She was like a nagging mother. No one can still beat my best friend, Jucel Greyn.I'm still not able to master the meditation, Lulu-chi. But Neptos said I will be able to after a series of tasks to strengthen my inner core for the Blood Element. Who knew what that means? And, hey, Zab! Go easy on Master Xeinmi. He might go insane if you continue teasing him like that.I might not be able to come home on my birthday or send a message to you again. I still have a lot to learn here and conserving my magic power is a must. If not, I'm
HEMERA was sitting at the huge rock near the falls while Neptos and Chloe stood in front of the showering water.When Neptos talked, he was almost shouting. "You need to sit under the falls, feel its pressure while you meditate. If you're able to carry the burden of the water, you will be able to enter your inner core." Chloe nodded vigorously. She was clearly excited in this that Neptos had to put a hand on her shoulder to catch her full attention. Chloe turned her head to him. "Careful. You will experience more of the sufferings. Worst, you may die."Chloe pursed her lips. There's no turning back now. She nodded her head before she walked towards the falls.The pressure was indeed heavy. As soon as Chloe positioned right under the waterfalls, she immediately felt the burden. Her body was slammed to the rock that she was supposed to sit on, the water pouring down her back. It's as if someone had slammed the whole land on her back that Chloe could feel the bones on her back
A red-haired young woman was sitting in a black space with stars and planets surrounding her. Her bronze-like skin was replaced by a pale, glassy skin. She has just been pulled in this place, facing the greenish-white planet. It oozes magic and life in it. She knew that it was her home and Demetrius is somewhere in there. The planet grew bigger and bigger until she realized that it was actually getting closer. Chloe quickly stood and moved away. It gravitated past her, and continued into the void.As she walked around, a bluish-white vortex glowed beside her. She turned to it and realized that she was standing next to the star she represented: Bellatrix of Orion. It made a whirring noise and the vortex glowed brightly as if it's going to burst, as if getting excited to finally meet her. So this was the inner core of a Blood Star.The vortex became a mirror, showing her the face of a young woman with medium-length disheveled red hair cascaded on her shoulders, some of the baby
The comeback of the Selection was anticipated. Soldiers and Krystalline students prepared for it, trained for it, and worked hard for it. Even those who graduated from the academy went to register themselves in it.Who wouldn't? The prize will be a marriage with the crown prince or the princess. Whoever will win, a female or male, will win such prize for a lifetime. And to serve the Blood Star is a great honor.When the big day came, the whole kingdom of Demetrius was filled with excitement. Men and women, old and young, from all over the kingdom went to Vestia to watch the tournament. The Lewelyn Tribe who specialized in business all over Vestia decided to take the opportunity to open all of their business. Since the event will mostly take place in Vestia, they opened all of their stores, even those for the nights - clothing, food, even hardware - and hired many workers. It has been estimated that the tournament will last a week.Lucian Liu and his friends passed by the bu
Lucian and his friends once again stood at the sky arena for the 2nd day of the tournament. He noticed that there are only half of the students that registered passed the first test. The other half were either incapacitated or imprisoned. Thankfully, there were no deaths in the first match. Somehow, the Healing Krysts arrived before someone could die.Blaise told them when he visited last night that Bloom could be Chloe. Why she introduced herself as Bloom, they don't know. They haven't able to talk to her yet. She seemed to appear and then disappear. Lucian made sure to approach her later."Krysts!" Master Froilan called their attention. He had a wide smile that creeped even Lucian out. "Welcome to the 2nd level of the tournament. Today, we have our rankings with a freak named Bloom in the first rank! Where in the stars is that freak?" Master Froilan joked and laughed along with others.Lucian rolled his eyes at the dry humor surrounding hum. They were met with silence. "B