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It was the peak of the summer, the semi-sweltering heat bringing the guards out of their armor, and into leathers and cotton. The maids tittered around nervously, ducking into rooms and out, knowing naught what to do with the excess of energy that burst through their veins and pled with them to escape the manor, into the vibrant world outside the drapes and tapestries. The gardens and yards of greenery glistened with water, Pierre not letting up his attack on the summer sun, which drove the rain away for long spans of time. The air carried with it the scent of excitement, and tourists from all over buzzed into the towering capital of light, to stand in awe of thousands of years of history. It was an eventful summer afternoon, but he had just woken up.
He stumbled around his room, over loose articles of clothing that had fallen to the ground in an awkward search for clothes to wear. They were of all sizes and color; apparently hed been a very picky
TotA - Reversal 1Luke, Van said to the smiling ten-year-old before him. If you wish to continue training under me, Ill need to run a few medical tests.
Why, Master Van? the young boy questioned.
Van smiled. I need to make sure you are healthy, for it is dangerous for a sickly child to wield a blade.
Is it gonna hurt?
Van laughed and ruffled the boys hair. Dont you worry about that. You will be asleep for the whole test, so you wont feel a thing. You may be a little sore when you wake up, but its nothing my student cant handle.
The boy nodded and beamed at his teacher. Okay, Master Van, Im ready!
Van grabbed the boys hand and lead him into the strange room with the strange machines and closed the door behind him.
At the end of the day, Luke was delivered to his home, still sleepy from the anesthesia, as if nothing had ever transpired.
Spider"He may be mad, but there's method in his madness. There nearly always is method in madness. It's what drives men mad, being methodical."
-G. K. Chesterton
The plan had gone precisely how he had envisioned it, and he found that he could not be happier when examining the results before him. The boy had been coaxed into leaving the safety of the manor to go through with a promised meeting with his precious "Master" by the docks where he had been easily apprehended by loyal oracle knights directly under his command.
Their backgrounds had been of noticeable Malkuthian descent so as to not arouse suspicion of his allegiances, and they had followed his explicit orders to the letter, exposing themselves in an earlier tussle while seemingly patrolling the area with no authorization.
It was easy, as he had heard the investigations committee discuss in their meeting chamber above the Baticul central plaza, to tag them as Malkuthian wit
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