The school day life reverts to Cynthia’s life. None of any gossip or rumors were widespread as every deity had expected.
It has been a week since the incident. No one remembers what happened on that day. Not a single soul lived to tell the tale about what happened to Cynthia. It’s all thanks to TatSuet, who managed to wipe off their memories overnight and replace them with other false memories in their mind.
Everyone attends school like a typical day. Each of them shares laughter of joy. Unknowingly what lurking behind their schoolyard, blocked by a mountain above them. It was one of the local places where students were not allowed to enter the ground, which the elders labeled as a foreign ground still filled with the chemical toxic from the aftermath of the past world war.
“Yuni, will you stay back after the final session?” Thalia asked.
“No, I won’t. My mom has a lot of chores left for me to do at home; why’s that?” the girl name Yuni answered.
Although both Cynthia and Alice have an Asian skin color on their body, Yuni shares the same dark edge color as Rin, a tanned skin. She stands out as one of the girls fit to be the goddess, with her shoulder-length bang hairstyle colored in fierce fire red. Her eyes filled with the color of sapphire green.
“That’s too bad. Jessica has already been missing for a week. I thought if you would be able to help us with the assignments given by our lecturer.”
Yuni paused her movement after hearing Jessica’s name spilled by Thalia. She looked at her with much anxiety shown all over her face. It seems as if she knows what happened during the last week’s retaliation caused by Cynthia.
Secretly, she draws a smirk without noticing Thalia, who is still arranging a paper assignment on her desk. Later, Yuni continued her routine as if she were never bothered by the trouble said by Thalia. Her eyes peaked at Cynthia’s desk, which appeared to be empty. Where would she be for the week? Or maybe only today. Was Cynthia absent without attending any session of today’s lesson?
“Anyway, I overheard some student mention that someone from our class secretly trespassed on the mountain behind our school. I think there were up for nothing good. Yuni, you should be careful….”
“….Thanks for the head up, Thalia. I don’t mind getting kidnapped because I will be the one who would torture them in the end. Anyway, I’m heading back now. Is there anything else you want me to tell me?” Yuni cut off the pretense of good intention shown by Thalia. It’s just a show, an act that leads Yuni to enter the gossip and rumor which started spread all around the school.
“Ah. It’s about the assignment—”
“I will complete it. Of course, my part only. I don’t mind failing for this year’s term. I guess the person you should blame, sister Jessica in person.”
Yuni took her to leave after she finished her word. Leaving Thalia alone, stranded in confusion about how mysterious and irritated Yuni was. No one ever dares to provoke Yuni head-on. Not when they realize the special elemental held in Yuni. She was a unique caster, a mystery element that wasn’t supposed to exist in this new world.
Before Yuni took her step out from the school’s main gate, she looked at the mighty mountain behind their school. She couldn’t contain her curiosity over the ‘person’ mentioned by Thalia, who trespassed the barrier and secretly trained behind that no man ground.
“Guess I’ll take a look at her before going back,” Yuni talked to herself as she walked in the opposite direction from where she was supposed to go.
Yuni took out a charming sheet she had prepared beforehand on her small brown side bag pocket. As she secretly hummed the spell, her body vanished into thin air before anyone could notice where she’d gone.
As she landed on barren land, destroyed by multiple casts of beginner-level elements. She just laughed, looking at a girl hyperventilating and displaying tiredness after sparing with the neo-human who had been with her for the whole day since this morning.
“It’s been a week, yet you still haven’t managed to get rid of this demi-human from your side? I guess you should reconsider becoming a top student from our school,” Yuni purposely said something that provoked the person in front of her. Of course, her visit was unexpected and unwelcome as well.
“Ms. Yuni, how did you manage to enter the barrier….”
“Shut up, you piece of scum! Do you think you worthy talking with me when you are only aunt Sue’s lapdog?!” Yuni shut the question of the other person sparing with the girl. She didn’t intend to have a proper conversation with a person who has no right to speak with the god itself.
“What do you want, Yuni?” the girl spoke. Her voice let us know it was someone who had already recovered from her trauma last week ago, Cynthia.
“Nothing, just come here and put some warning to both three of you. Many students in our school started suspecting that both of you were the ones who trespassed on this land. Although I didn’t say anything, sooner or later….”
Before Yuni could finish her sentences, she drew a weird movement out of nowhere by making herself jump off the ground she was standing. It came to both Cynthia and Walker’s surprise that the other girl watched them from afar while training herself in this restricted area.
“A failure like you also intend to defy me? Fine. Let’s see how much you’ve improved from when we sparred against each other!” Yuni can’t contain her anger anymore while being ambushed by one of her kind.
Since last week, Rin has followed Cynthia and Walker, begging them to take her in this hellish training. Her reason was simple, she didn’t want to be left out and miserably couldn’t help her sister when she was in trouble.
Although Rin didn’t grasp the whole situation about what happened in that heresy cult incident, she knew that Cynthia had been abducted and tortured by order of one of their classmates as Cynthia and Walker had sworn not to tell a single soul about the exact situation. They will not spill the existence of Nanami herself, as the devil might become the greatest threat to the entire nation of this new world town itself.
Yuni; a daughter to Yun. Her specialist; is dark & poison elemental.