May sighed deeply as she read the reports her bodyguards had given her. “You know who isn’t going to like this,” Said the purple haired girl. Her eyes shifted to the blue haired girl who looked depressed. “Don’t worry. We’ll put Mio in her place.”
May was a beautiful girl. She had long black hair that fell to the small of her back. She had beautiful, dark brown eyes and small rounded shoulders. The girl was garbed in a black outfit, with matching armor and boots that were strapped tightly to her feet. Lying on the table beside her was a sword.
May got to her feet. She winced in pain.
“May?” The purple haired girl began.
“I’m fine,” May said, rolling back her sleeve she revealed the bracelet she was wearing. It was glowing red. “She’s calling me… I know what she wants,” May said, looking at the blue haired girl. “Bring me Mio, ok?” May ordered.
Both bodyguards nodded.
When May was alone she turned towards a large mirror. “I’m here,” She said, touching the mirror with her index finger. The mirror began rippling like water, suddenly the image changed. Instead of seeing herself, she saw someone else. Another black haired woman, with dark brown eyes. The woman had pale, white skin. She wore black lipstick and was garbed in a black dress.
“May…” The woman began, her voice sounded demonic. “A little while ago the eternal barrier was close to collapsing. Now it’s gotten stronger. What’s changed?” She asked. The reflection changed once more. May’s eyes lit up with horror when she saw Yuri. Her bodyguards little sister, trapped in a crystal. Yuri looked like she was sleeping and beside her was Ran. Yuri’s best friend.
“A girl named Mio. She’s started fighting back that’s all,” May stammered. “I don’t know why her spirit hasn’t been crushed, but were going after her right now,” May said.
“Really?” The strange woman said. “For a moment I thought you hated these little girls. I started to think you didn’t care what happened to them.”
“Of course we do!” May said, grabbing the sides of the mirror. “We want them back!”
“I see. You must have thought this Mio girl would have stopped fighting by now,” The image changed back to the strange woman. She smiled an evil smile that reminded May of a snake. “I’ll give you a chance to deal with this girl, but I’ll have to make up for the evil they’ve dealt with already. Something very drastic.”
May started to feel frightened. “W-what?” She stammered.
“I’ll have to kill have the students at your school.”
“No!” May screamed, but the mirror had changed back to normal. May felt tears welling up in the corners of her eyes. “Stop Mio, get the sister and friend back. Don’t stop her. Never see them again.” May sank to her knees and started crying.
Mio had just received a report about bandits located outside a small village. The girl was planning on meeting Eiko and Rika there, but was delayed thanks to a purse snatcher. The girl had chased the thief outside the kingdom.
“Just give it up!” Mio shouted, at the top of her lungs. The thief refused to stop, instead the thief started running faster.
When they reached a clearing the thief halted in their tracks. “Now… Give me the purse,” Mio ordered, holding out her hand.
The thief didn’t say a word. Instead the thief turned to face Mio. Mio gasped. It was the blue haired girl who worked for May. The girl tossed the purse aside and drew her sword. “Why are you doing this?” Asked Mio.
“Haven’t you learned by now,” Came the voice of the purple haired girl, from behind Mio. “My friend doesn’t speak.”
Mio turned her body so she could keep both girls in her sights. “What’s this about?” Mio demanded.
“May wants to talk to you. Come with us quietly.”
“I don’t think so,” Mio said, unsheathing her sword.
The purple haired girl laughed. “Do you really think you can take us on by yourself?” She asked. “Were the heroes of the school! We weren’t handed that title, you know.”
“What heroes?” Mio demanded. “You three refuse to lift a finger to help anyone anymore!”
“We have our reasons,” The purple haired girl said, narrowing her eyes at Mio. “Now… Will you come with us?” She asked.
Mio shook her head. “No.”
“Fine…” The purple haired girl turned to the blue haired girl and nodded. Suddenly both girls launched themselves at Mio. Mio rushed at the blue haired girl and unsheathed her sword. The two girl’s swords bounced against one another, sending sparks into the air. Mio quickly jumped into the air just as the purple haired girl swung her cane at Mio’s back.
Mio did a back-flip in midair and landed several yards away from the two girls. Before Mio could make her next move, the purple haired girl twirled around and shot a bolt of lightning at the girl.
The lighting struck Mio in the chest. Mio’s eyes rolled back in her head and she collapsed onto the ground.
The blue haired girl looked fiercely at her friend. “Don’t worry,” The purple haired girl said. “I just knocked her out. I doubt she’s in any pain either,” The girl sighed. “I really hate doing this.”
Eiko and Rika stood side-by-side and watched as the royal guards began arresting each of the bandits. The two girls, despite Mio’s absence, were easily able to defeat the men. “It’s weird that Mio never showed up,” Eiko said, placing a hand on her hip. “I wonder if something happened.”
Rika nodded. The girl was hoping to talk to Mio after they dealt with the bandits. “It’s not like her to just not show up. Something must have happened.”
“Like what?” Eiko wondered.
Rika shook her head. “I don’t know. Trouble no doubt,” Rika closed her eyes and started concentrating. She used her magic to search the nearby area, when she felt nothing she started to expand her magic even more. It was at that moment she felt something strange. “That’s weird,” The girl muttered, opening her eyes.
“What is it?” Eiko asked.
“Didn’t Mio say she was going to the kingdom?” Rika asked. Eiko nodded. “Well she’s not there. I couldn’t sense her anywhere, but I did sense something else. Black magic.”
“Black magic, huh?” Eiko said, scratching her chin. “There are plenty of black mages there.”
“I know, but this spell was powerful, but also contained,” Rika’s eyes lit up. “And I know one person who could do that.”
“Who?” Eiko asked.
Rika looked angrily at Eiko. “I don’t know her name, but she works for May.”