Rika stood by the mirror as the other girls prepared to leave. Mio and May stood side-by-side, each held their swords in their right hand. “I’m surprised,” Mio began, not looking at May. “I never thought I’d be working beside you.”
May nodded. “I’m surprised too.”
“Are you two ready?” Rika asked. The two girls nodded. Rika held the bracelet May once wore in her left hand. Closing her eyes the girl began concentrating. Suddenly power exploded from her hand and with little effort the girl forced her fingers into the mirror. May and Mio watched as the reflection rippled and soon the image changed to a large throne room. “Go!” Rika cried.
May and Mio held their breaths as they rushed forwards. Jumping into the mirror the girls instantly found themselves in a large room. The room looked like it was made of marble. It had large paintings that hung on the walls. Also lining the walls and the middle of the room were large statues. “Look at this place,” Mio began, glancing around.
A flash of electricity struck May in the chest, sending the girl reeling backwards. May screamed as pain ripped through her body. “May!” Mio cried. The girl turned and placed her sword directly in front of her, catching another bolt of lighting that was aimed at her. When the bolt vanished, Mio peered around her sword. Sitting calmly in a large chair, was the sorceress.
“I’m disappointed in you May,” The sorceress said.
May groaned as she struggled to her feet. “I don’t blame you,” She breathed. “I’ve been disappointed with myself for a long time now.”
“I guess you really don’t care what happens to those two children.”
“Shut up!” Mio snapped. “That’s why were here you idiot! Because we do care about them!”
“You must be Mio. I see May failed to stop you,” The sorceress said.
“She’s not a heartless monster like you,” Mio said, aiming the tip of her sword at the woman.
“Heartless?” The sorceress laughed. “Perhaps.”
Darkness began seeping from the sorceress’s body. It spread out, touched the walls and started spreading. Paintings fell off the walls and clattered to the floor, while others were sucked into the darkness.
“We better hurry!” May said, rushing at the sorceress as fast as she could. The sorceress raised her right hand, suddenly a burst of electricity exploded from the palm. May quickly moved to the right, missing the attack by mere inches. Again and again the sorceress tried to strike the girl down, but each time May avoided the attack.
When the girl was five feet away she leaped into the air and brought her sword high overhead. Just as the blade was about to strike the sorceress down, the sorceress lifted both hands. A shadowy wall appeared in front of her, blocking the attack.
May was about to leap back, when Mio suddenly appeared beside the sorceress. Mio slashed the woman’s arms, causing the sorceress to roar in anger. The roar seemed to shake the room as well. With a burst of energy, shadows exploded from the woman and smashed into both Mio and May, sending them flying backwards.
Before Mio could get to her feet, the sorceress suddenly appeared over her. Bending down she grabbed Mio by her throat and lifted her effortlessly into the air. She then reached down and grabbed May by her throat and lifted her as well.
“You two are both so weak!” The sorceress laughed.
Mio and May slammed their feet into the woman’s chest. The sorceress lost her grip and Mio and May fell clumsily to their feet. The sound of the darkness could be heard behind the girls.
Mio turned her head slightly. She saw the darkness was now seeping onto the floor and the statues fell, effortlessly into it. “This is getting bad!” The girl thought, bitterly.
May leaped at the sorceress and swung her sword. Suddenly the woman vanished and appeared a foot away from the girl. Before she could launch an attack May, who was already on her feet, swung her sword at the sorceress as well. Once again the sorceress vanished. Mio and May tried to cut the woman down, but her speed was incredible.
“This isn’t working!” May said.
“No,” Mio breathed. The girls were standing back-to-back. “Maybe we should have brought someone else with us.”
“Yeah…” May nodded.
“You better be careful,” The sorceress said, reappearing a few feet away from the girls. The woman pointed towards the ground. The darkness was only a few inches away from them.
Mio and May leaped at the sorceress and swung their swords. The swords sailed through the sorceress’s body, but the blades didn’t kill her. Suddenly she reappeared and grabbed the girls once again by their necks. They tried to stab her, but before they could electricity ripped through their bodies.
The sorceress laughed as the two girls shrieked in pain. “You poor things,” She said, halting the electricity. “You come all the way here, just to die,” The sorceress laughed. “You must be…” A sword suddenly burst through the woman’s chest, and her eyes dimmed. “No…” She breathed. Mio and May fell from her grasps. They coughed and grabbed their throats. “You…” The sorceress said, taking several steps backwards.
May forced her eyes open. Standing behind the sorceress was her bodyguard, the blue haired girl.
“What are you doing here?” Mio said, getting to her feet. “What about your sister?”
The blue haired girl nodded. She than yanked on her sword, causing the sorceress to collapse to her knees. There she brought her mouth close to the sorceress ear and spoke. May and Mio couldn’t hear what she said. After that she pulled her sword out and gestured towards the mirror with her head.
“Good idea,” May said, turning to Mio. “Time to leave!”
Rika pulled her hand out of the mirror as Mio, May and the blue haired girl suddenly appeared. The bracelet Rika had been holding onto evaporated and the mirror cracked down the middle.
“Where are they?” May said, looking at Rika.
“Over there,” Rika said, pointing to a group of girls. Eiko sat on her knees. Yuri was sound asleep with her head resting on the girl’s lap. Ran though, was awake, but looked weak.
“Sis?” Ran said, as the blue haired girl made her way over to her sister. “Good morning… What am I doing here?” The girl asked.
The blue haired girl dropped to her knees and threw her arms around Ran’s body. For the first time, the girls watched as the blue haired girl started to cry. Mio felt like crying herself, but somehow kept it in.
“Well… Now it’s over,” Mio said, smiling at May.
“Not yet,” May said, putting her hands high on her hips. “The heroes of this school need to make it up to everyone.”
“That’s true,” Eiko said, nodding. “But at least you won’t be doing it alone.”
May smiled and nodded. “Just don’t try to get more popular than us. Were the official heroes you know.”
“That’s right,” Said the purple haired girl.
“Whoa!” Yuri cried. Her eyes flashed open and the girl jumped to her feet.
“What’s wrong?” Eiko asked, the girl was still sitting on her knees.
“Hey Ran!” Yuri began, looking down at Ran who was finding it hard to breath, thanks to her sisters embrace. “Did you just see that thing?”
“Yeah,” Ran said, nodding.
“Wait! What’s going on?” May demanded.
Yuri smirked. “Ghosts my dear May and it’s the job of the paranormal investigators club to put them to rest!”
Ran struggled to her feet. “Sis! Let go already! I have to help Yuri!” The blue haired girl shook her head hard. “Oh! You’re so stubborn!” Ran gasped as Yuri ran from the room. “Hey wait for me! Sis! Forget it!” Ran breathed, as she started walking towards the door, she dragged her sister behind her.
Mio giggled a little. “Those two never rest do they?” Mio said, turning her eyes towards Rika and Eiko who were now standing side-by-side. “And neither do we. Come on girl’s we have work to do!”