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Descent of Darkness [Immortal Sun Mist Emperor 2] By ImperialSun Characters: 18756

Updated: 2019-07-16 13:54


"I'm full!" I said as we stepped out of the hotel. "I've never had so much curry in my life."

"It was tasty," Nyima said, smiling. "It mixed the carrots in well while still remaining true to the authentic taste of the dish."

"Thanks," Hideo said, grinning as we all walked out as a giant group.

"Huh, you made it?"

"Didn't I say that I was going to make you curry with carrots? Of course I made it!"

"You sure have a talent for curry," a man donning a silver mask said.

"It was yummy!" said Sierra who was riding on her father's shoulders.

Hideo puffed up his chest. "Thanks."

"Uh, conceited much?" Sierra's mother said, leering at him.

Koukyuu sighed. "He sure can be."

The brown haired woman glanced at her masked husband. "Well, I know someone who can be too."

Her husband laughed nervously. "I-I'm not conceited."

"You can be, Papa" a boy with bright blue eyes said, smiling at him. "It's probably where I got it from!"

"Yeah, well, your mother is worse."

She leered at him. "What's that supposed to mean?"

"Oh, nothing. Let's go, Sierra!"

"Yeah! Full speed ahead!" she said, laughing as her father began running.

"Papa! Wait for us!" Sierra's other siblings yelled.

"Hey, don't run or you might get lost!" their mother yelled, chasing after them.

Hideo held his son's hands tightly while his daughter rode on his shoulders.

"Aww, I wanted to play catch too..." one of his boys said.

"Want to? I'll keep watch," his uncle said.

"You'll do that?" he asked, smiling.

"Yeah, of course!"

"Yahoo! Papa, can I go?"

Hideo sighed. "Alright, go... be careful, Kaze. I don't want you getting lost."

"Don't worry, I won't!" he said, following after his uncle.

Watching all of them run made me want to follow suit...

"Want to race toward the Crown Stadium?" Yen asked.

I nodded. "Yeah!"

Kun grinned. "You're still like a little kid."

"Hey, I couldn't run much when I was a little kid..." I said, pouting.

"Oh, right..." Kun said, his smile vanishing. "Well, a race sounds just fine!"

"Should you boys really be running?" Father asked. "Especially in the middle of the night? I know that Yen can find her way, but you boys have a habit of getting lost..."

Kun and I blushed. "We won't! We'll follow Yen!" we said in unison.

He sighed. "It'll be best if I follow after you, just in case."

"Can I join too?" Shandian asked, looking up at Papa.

"Sure, you can ride on my shoulders. It'll be good training for Parent-Child day too!" he said, picking up Shandian.

Shandian smiled. "I feel so tall!"

"Yeah, Papa is tall. You'll probably be too," Yen said.

"Alright, enough talking. Let's run!" I yelled.

We all dashed into the darkness, aiming for the brightly lid stadium in the center of town.


Just like the opening ceremony, the closing ceremony went by fast. This time they made animals of wind rather than water. Serein and Akito almost fell over trying to touch the wind lion. If I was a kid... I probably would've done the same...

My uncle Euphonium stepped to the middle of the stadium.

"Hope that you enjoyed the performances, dear guests. However, we have one more thing before we bring these games to an end. To close off this ceremony, we will be having a representative from the audience face off against a certain someone."

"Hmm, wonder who it is," I said, leaning on the rail.

"Before announcing it, we will first determine who the one facing him will be."

I sighed. Great, uncle, you're sounding like a game show host before going to break... Still, I hoped it was me.

"The one facing our guest of honor is a certain young man who stood out to the judges."

My body leaned even more forward. Me?

"He was also seen singing about himself at the plaza..."


"And he looks like he's about fall over."

I glanced down and saw that was almost falling over like Serein and Akito were earlier.

"Is it me?" I yelled, earning everyone's stares.

"Yes, it's you, Lei Lan!"

"Yahoo!" I yelled, jumping into the air. Bending the wind around me, I flew over to my uncle. "So, who is my opponent?"

Suddenly, red smoke erupted from the opposite tunnel of the stadium.

"That would be me," a voice called out. My jaw dropped. I recognized that voice!

"Z-Zyuuni?" I said, eyes wide.

The heir to Magus Maximus' Daisuke's throne grinned. "Heard you wish to become the next Magus Maximus. You still have a way to go, but how about a preview of what you'll be up against?"

I nodded. "I would love that very much."

Uncle snickered. "You're sweating, Lei. Relax."

Was I dreaming? Was I really about to face Prince Zyuuni?

I took a deep breath and shifted into fighting stance. "I'm ready whenever," I said, smiling.

"Then... begin!" Zyuuni yelled.

Azure electricity crackled around my legs as I summoned my wand and transformed it into a pair of butterfly sword.

Zyuuni grinned. With a wave of his right hand, a black scythe appeared in its grasp. "Darkness Chains; Dark Ruin!" Zyuuni yelled.

Meteors rained down from the sky.

"What in the world?" I yelled, dodging the falling rocks. The battlefield cracked after just a single one.

"Hey, Zyuuni, don't you think you're going a little too hard on him? He's just a kid."

"Just a kid? It would be disrespectful to see one who desires my birthright as simply a kid. It's not a job just anyone can have," he said, grinning.

I smiled back. It was nice to see that he wasn't looking down at me.

The wind around my slashed one of the meteors into dust. "Leiji!" I screamed.

out to them.

I raised my hand and traced the stars. One of them being the constellation of an orca. A thought tickled in the back of my head, but it wasn't coming together into anything concise. Most likely it had to do with that girl.

"She was actually the one who told me to reach for the stars, not let my condition limit me," I said, smiling at her.

Her arms suddenly wrapped around me.

Her arms wrapped around me without warning. Her eyes were watery. "If you remember that, then you have to be him! I... I finally found you, after so many years of searching!"

"Nyima..." What should I do? I still don't recall the girl entirely, even though she must've meant a lot for me as a kid. Come to think about it, wouldn't my siblings have recognized her?

She pulled away. "Ah, sorry," she said, averting her gaze. "I'm just glad to find you. I couldn't find you to say goodbye, so I thought that you didn't care at first. When I returned again, you had moved away."

"I didn't go?"

"Yeah... but I guess you forgot..." she said, keeping her eyes. Down.

"I wouldn't forget something that important! A-at least not at the moment. If I didn't go, then... it must've been the day I was hospitalized..."

Nyima raised her head. "You were hospitalized?"

I nodded and glanced at the sea in front of us. "Yeah... It was around the time a certain doctor told me that it would be best that I gave up on magic. In fact, he told me that I would be better off dead..."

Her dark-blue eyes stared at me in shock. "Really? What kind of doctor says that to a kid?"

I chuckled as my hands gripped clumps of sand. "I know... Those words of his, they've stuck to me ever since. He saw my life as worthless, due to my illness."

Nyima sighed. "I wouldn't believe that such people actually existed, if it weren't for the likes of Aida and her people."

I recalled the doctor's vibrant green hair and olive skin.

"Aida actually looked like him," I said, my lip quivering.

"Wait, you don't think that your childhood doctor could be..."

"No, that's not likely. Why would a relative to one of the four generals be doing in Wahkan?"

"True. Guess that what I had in mind is even less likely."

"What did you have in mind?"

"That doctor, he could be Aida's father."

I snickered. "That really is a silly thought. A general wouldn't be a doctor in another nation."

Her face reddened. "I shouldn't have brought it up," she said, turning away.

I snickered. "Sorry. I shouldn't laugh."

"You say that after laughing again," she said, glaring at me. She sighed. "Come to think about it, you were like this when we were kids too."

"Don't recall those days, but I don't doubt it. Kun and Yen say that I've barely changed," I said, grinning.

She smiled. "Yeah. I think it's best that way." Her chin leaned against her knees. "The current you is fine, though maybe a tiny once of maturing would do you good."

I pouted. "I am mature."

"Lei, Nyima!" Yen yelled. "Come, you're missing all the fun!"

I pushed myself up. "Coming." My eyes turned back to Nyima. I extended my hand out to her. "Despite my foggy memory, we still became friends. Similarly, we can make up for the years lost, now."

She laughed as she took my hand. "We already have. Now, let's go make new memories together!"

"Of course! As long as the breath of life continues to flow through our bodies, we should do whatever we can to make everyday a new adventure! One we won't be ashamed of!"

Nyima flashed me a smile as bright as the stars themselves. "Yeah!"

**Solar Note: Hope that you enjoyed the Mahoulympics and the other arcs in Lei's story thus far. Stay tune for the next part to see a hint at what awaits Lei next :3**

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