"We call them Raven's Gate. They're an organisation that has been in the shadows for a long time, with their leader calling himself 'Kami', or 'God'. And it seems like they're dead set on interfering with us." Yuri Kirisawa is an assassin for the Hati organisation - an organisation that has been around for centuries, and are the blades in the shadows - their duty being to safeguard and take out the threats to Japan and the world with any method possible. But the Hati organisation soon found their way of life threatened when they came across information about a mysterious being that called himself 'Kami' or 'God' and seemed determined to uproot everything they held dear to them, and he seemed to have more of a connection to Yuri than even she thought possible... (Compl)View More
Truly, if there is evil in this world, it lies within the hearts of mankind. - Edward D. Morrison* * * *April 2010Shinjuku, JapanIt had been nearly five months after Raven’s Gate’s demise, and slowly, things were settling down, and getting back to normal.Or at least, as normal as it could be.The top officials of the Japan government have somehow managed to cover everything up. And they have also managed to convince the members of the public, as well as their own subordinates within the government itself, that the entire story about Hati being a terrorist organisation under their command was a fabricated lie spun by the Raven’s Gate organisation.Riou Takeshi had also managed to produce proper evidence that proved that Raven’s Gate was the one going around wrecking havoc, and also responsible for
You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ - Isaiah 14:13 * * * * The soft soothing classical music of Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons: Winter reaches Yuri’s ears the moment that she had stepped through the door, with the heavy door slamming shut behind her, giving her a slight start. The room that she was in was nearly three times the size of the meeting room of the Phantoms back at Hati headquarters. It also seems to have been used as some sort of tea-room by the previous owners of the mansion several decades ago. Heavy blue silk curtains were drawn across the windows of the room, preventing the sunlight from streaming in fully. Several oil paintings of scen
If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.” - Genesis 4:7* * * *Whilst Yuri was facing her past, Selina was facing hers too.Sunny and Selina got separated when they were attacked by some of the minions of Raven’s Gate, and Selina had somehow ended up somewhere on the beach, in the northern part of the island.And it was there where she currently faced Samuel Ng.Selina clenched her hands into fists by her sides, not taking her eyes off of the guy.“Sam…” she muttered.Sam had a nonchalant look on his face as he met Selina’s eyes. “Hey Selina,” he said with a tone like he was talking about the weather. “I told you that we would see each other again.&rdq
The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of rulers, that struck the people in wrath with unceasing blows, that ruled the nations in anger with unrelenting persecution. - Isaiah 14:5* * * *Dawn was just breaking over the horizon when Terror Island came into view.The island was very beautiful once upon a time, with silver sparkling white sand on the beaches, with several species of plant life growing on the island, and a gigantic mansion built on the island that could easily pass as a castle because of the size of it.The entire mansion was made out of solid white marble, fashioned after an ancient Victorian style mansion, with ivy growing on the walls, and with red roof tiles.There were also several fruit trees growing on the island, and there were many rabbits running wild. One could literally live on this island without having to go anywhere, as ther
For I know how many are your transgressions and how great are your sins — you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and turn aside the needy in the gate. Therefore he who is prudent will keep silent in such a time, for it is an evil time. - Amos 5:12* * * *A bell tinkled somewhere within the hot springs inn of the city of Atami which was located somewhere in the Shizuoka prefecture of Japan.The inn proprietor is a woman in her late thirties. She looked up only to be slightly taken aback at the sight of the customer – a teenage girl who didn’t seem to be older than eighteen or nineteen and was wearing a high collared dark blue coat that covered the lower part of her face, with a pair of transparent purple sunglasses perched on her nose.“W-Welcome.” The inn proprietor stammered as the girl walked up to the reception desk. “W-What can I do for you?
My God, My God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning? - Psalm 22:1* * * *Things couldn’t get any worse for Hati.And as Yuri had predicted, Raven’s Gate wasn’t even halfway done with them yet.It was barely two weeks after that accursed video had found its way into the hands of the media, when Venar Enterprises or Raven’s Gate, started spreading rumours in Japan about Hati killing politicians under the orders of the government.Yuri had feared initially the backlash that would happen should the civilian populace find out about Hati’s existence. It caused an all-out riot in the streets of Japan, and even within the government themselves, it became a free-for-all for everyone.The high ranking government officials were finding it difficult to curb the riots bre
Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so the LORD, the God of hosts, will be with you, as you have said. Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate. - Amos 5:14* * * *Selina sighed for the umpteenth time as she took out her cellphone once more and stared at the screen, but no message arrived, and no call came for her.Yuri who was sitting beside her in the swivel chair at the bar counter of Starlight’s Hall sighed.It was about an hour or so before the opening of Starlight’s Hall, and both girls were having a drink at the bar as they frequently did ever since Raven’s Gate had gone quiet for nearly a month.Everyone was nervous, as they had absolutely no idea what Raven’s Gate was now planning. But knowing how that organisation works, it’ll probably mean trouble for them. A lot of trouble.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. - Psalm 23:4* * * *A bell tinkled somewhere in Starlight’s Hall as Yuri pushed the door opened, entering the bar.As it was mid-afternoon, the bar wasn’t open yet, but Yuri, Tohya and Ren often popped by Starlight’s Hall then, and Mizuki was used to it by now. Apart from Yuri and her friends, there was hardly anyone before its opening hours.As such, Yuri was surprised when she saw a middle aged man dressed in a semi-casual outfit sitting on one of the swivel chairs at the bar counter, a black jacket draped on the chair beside him, a martini in front of him. The man also wore a pair of frameless glasses on his nose, and he looked like one of the businessmen that Yuri sees everyday on the streets.Mizuki gave