Suddenly a spear goes by the side of his face, grazing him on the cheek.
Roy looks up and sees a guy with black hair, green-eyes carrying a 'spear'.
"So you will never learn to fight like a true man, Takagi?" Roy says with a smirk
Takagi replies with a confident laugh "A win is a win!"
As Takagi finished talking, the spear flies back to Takagi's hand.
Roy inwardly thinks 'his ability is always so annoying.'
Takagi Jumps from the tree and lands on the ground without having any problem.
He looked like he was falling slowly as if something was holding him up in the air.
Takagi took a long step, thrusting his spear towards Roy's chest who was standing carefree while holding a sword in his right hand.
Both clash with their weapons.
They step back and stand in front of each other. Strong wind starts blowing from Takagi's direction. But the wind starts to become hotter and hotter. Both of their power are colliding with each other.
"Not bad." Roy comments seeing Takagi's power.
Takagi takes out a lollipop from his pocket and licks it.
Roy looks at him with a surprised expression and says, "Are you kid?"
Takagi ignores him.
Takagi takes a big step and trusts his spear toward Roy. But this time, the spear is coming with the intent to kill.
A small explosion happens. Because of the explosion smoke filled up the area. But that didn't stop Takagi from attacking; He continues to thrust his spear forward but his spear hits a tree.
"Oh, that was close" Roy speaks.
Takagi looks up and says with a laugh, "If I had thrusted with a little more force then you would have been done for."
Roy jumps down from the tree but he doesn't land on the ground. Instead, he disappears into thin air.
"Huhh?!" Takagi shouts after seeing Roy disappear right in front of him.
Suddenly Takagi feels a sword in his neck. It was so close that if he moves it will cut his neck.
Roy removes his sword from his neck and says, "Too easy." with a cheeky smile.
Takagi turns around and says, "You win."
Suddenly Takagi goes to punch Roy but stops right before hitting Roy's stomach. A strong gust of wind goes past Roy.
Roy is stunned.
"Anything to say? Mr. Fire Moron."
"That's enough." A voice says. The voice sounded like an old man's voice. Hearing that voice, they felt a chill in their spine.
The old man is wearing a kimono, he has long hair and a big bread.
"You guys are pathetic!" The old man says with an angry voice.
"Gramps!" Roy and Takagi say at the same time.
It was Takagi's Grandpa, Atsushi Sho!
"Why are you here?" Roy asks with a confused expression.
"To see, how much you guys have grown. But from what I saw I can say that you guys are disappointments."
"What?! Did you even see us fight?" Roy says with a shocked face.
"I saw the complete fight and you guys are WEAK!"
"Anyway, how did you know I was coming?" Takagi asks Atsushi.
"Saika told me you were coming."
"Ohh..." Takagi expresses.
"But I didn't even sense you were here!" Roy says with a curious look.
"A weak idiot like you can't sense my presence."
"..." Roy remains silent.
Seeing the situation, Takagi tries to change the topic. "L-let's go home, I am tired."
They start walking towards their house.
They arrive at their house after ten minutes of walking.
"How nostalgic." Takagi says.
"You were literally here last year." Roy says with a neutral face.
"Hey, Takagi! Long time no see." Takagi hears a feminine voice. It is Saika!
Saika hugs Takagi. Takagi's face turns red out of embarrassment. "Sis, stop it."
"Is little Takagi embarrassed?" Saika says while giggling.
Takagi pulls back from the hug. "A-anyway, I am hungry, let's eat." Takagi tries to change the subject.
All of them sit at the dining table to eat.
"Roy?" Takagi says.
"Are you going to participate in the 'Knight' entrance exam?" Takagi asks Roy with a curious look.
"You?" Atsushi says while almost bursting out laughing.
"..." Roy remains silent with a neutral face.
"Tomorrow, be ready, I will train you guys."
Roy's and Takagi's eyes sparkle with excitement upon hearing those words.
The next day,
Roy and Takagi are standing on an empty field. In front of them, Atsushi is standing carefreely.
Atsushi takes off the kimono he was wearing and starts caressing his beard.
"Both of you, come at me at the same time."
"Huh?" Takagi says with a confused face.
"No, I am not interested in a 'two vs one' fight." Tagaki turns back and starts to walk in the opposite direction but all of a sudden he turns around and throws his spear which is in his hand toward Atsushi. But his gramps catches the spear with his bare hands and throws it back towards Takagi; The rear end of the spear hits Takagi in his stomach and he falls on the ground.
"One weakling down, now it's your turn, Roy." Atsushi says with a smirk.
Roy starts to run towards his Atsushi.
"Here I go, Gramps!" He throws a fireball towards Atsushi. But Atsushi reflects the fireball; Roy is still running towards Atsushi; suddenly he jumps, "Take this!"
Roy's legs are covered with fire and he tries to kick Atsushi's shoulder but he catches his leg; Roy tries to kick Atsushi again with his other leg but he also catches his other leg. Atsushi starts to swing Roy in a circle; He throws Roy and he hits a wall next to Tagaki.
Atsushi goes closer to both of them and says, "You guys are way too weak. You guys can not pass the examination." He walks inside of the house while saying these lines.
"How is he that strong in his old age?!" Roy says with a baffled look.
"I-I don't know." Takagi replies while huffing.
"I thought I was pretty strong for my age...But I guess I am not..." Roys says with his head down.
...To Be Continued
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Name: Atsushi Sho || Magic: Unknown
Name Tagaki Sho || Magic: Wind