Sunday, 31 May 2015
[Kamen Rider Elementia B1P1: Ruler of the Endless Void][Chapter 3 - Future of the Unbeknownst Swordplay]
Now, after a full day of rest, we were finally ready to start working on the driver that Louise and I were talking about. That night, as I was sleeping on the rooftops of one of the towers, I was dreaming out the plans of the driver that I was planning to create, because the Driver I made was quite old already; about a month old, and I was going to make a new one this time around, with no certain theme for Louise, because, well, there were a lot of themes to choose from, but as I was thinking, one thought crossed my mind. If Louise was a Void mage, wouldn't it be smart enough to make a belt based off the Void theme? That'd be nice! I then decided to stick with the Void theme, and still in my sleep, I decided to sketch out a weapon in my head.
When I woke, I took a shower, well, in Louise's bathroom, without her knowing, and I kept the same pair of clothes on, since well, I don't have any other clothes, and all, so later I thought of asking Louise on whether we could go shopping or something. I then took out the sketchbook that I had kept in my backpack, which I stored in the corner of the room, away from sight. I then realized that I could use the quill and ink alternative to the pens, which I had in minimal amounts. I then woke Louise up by the usual method that I used last night; screaming in her ear, which did the trick again, like yesterday. I told Louise that we were going to draw that Driver out, and she mentioned that, today was Void Day, the day which masters get to bond with their familiars, and she smiled as she changed into her casual set of clothes, and I placed the sketchbook on her table, as we started sketching out the new Driver.
[THIRD PERSON'S P.O.V] [FLASHBACK]
During Zoey's fight against the man they called Daichi, three figures were watching from the windows from one room at the main tower; the headmaster's office. An old man, a tiny mouse, and a young green-haired woman looked out of the window onto the battle that was commencing between the two. Suddenly, Professor Colbert barged into the room, carrying a thick book, screaming, "Headmaster Osmond! I think there's big news about this strange familiar, Zoey." Osmond then said, "Well, he actually can put up his own against the strange man that appeared, even though the man is strong as hell." Colbert then took out a book and opened to a certain page, saying, "Here, look at these Gandalfr runes. They're the exact same of the runes on Zoey's hands!" Osmond smiled, and he continued, "Let's see what he can do."
I spent quite a while sketching the Driver with Louise, because she was actually a little bit picky, like, really picky. In the end, I had to really shut her up because she was starting to get a little, or maybe, VERY ANNOYING. Well, after that pain, the Driver had been completed, and we started on Louise's new signature weapon. Well, according to the theme, the main colors that we were going to use were black, purple and all of its many other shades, because, well, Void has relation to the colors black and purple, you know. The weapon's design and drawing took minimal time, because I had already planned it out, and I colored both equipment quickly, without Louise bothering me this time, surprisingly. I found that for a fact, after I built the machines required for the Void Driver, that, the backpack I was using, was where the sketchbook had to be placed in, in order to make the items come out. I quickly threw it in, and the magic happened, which made a small but very bright glow from it. I smiled, and then I opened the backpack, which I saw the sketchbook, the sword, which she wants to call the V-Calibur, based off of mine, the Void Driver, a Memory, and a few switches, with something new in it. I took it out, and I put whatever was crucial on the table, and left the rest at the corner.
I then began explaining the concept of the driver to Louise, and I started, "Okay, here's the deal. There's these Switches, the Void Memory, and the reactor forma. You see the three slots over there? Here's how you transform," I took the Driver and placed it on Louise's hips, and I gave her the Memory, one of the Switches, and the reactor forma, saying, "First you place the Switch on your right, the Memory in the middle, and the reactor forma at your left. Then, just say, 'Henshin'. Got it?" She nodded, and we went out into the same place where I first transformed. She slowly inserted the tools, one by one, into the Driver, and once the final tool had been inserted, she said, 'Henshin'. Then, the magic happened, and the armor started forming around her. I smiled, and I said, "You can do it, Louise!" She smiled, as the final bits of armor took their place on her body. In her place was now a new Kamen Rider, one with black and purple streaks going everywhere.
The belt then screamed, "TransVoid Version Slasher!" We both smiled, and I transformed into Kamen Rider Elementia for the third time, this time taking the yellow switch I had, and I placed it into the slots, and I transformed into another new form, this time, with yellow armor instead. The belt screamed, "Phase Element Form Land!" Heh, this time, it is something earth-based, which seems good to me. I then went into a few sparring rounds with Louise instead so that we could test out our abilities, and through me guiding Louise on how to fight, she was able to fight me one-on-one in hand-to-hand combat without losing. Wow, Louise does know how to fight and all after me training her. After de-transforming, I then left early, and I kind of let Louise trail behind me, as we talked about a few things. You know, things wouldn't be bad between the two of us, right? Then, I noticed a girl walking around, following her master, and they both were wearing glasses, something which made me feel like I knew the two, but I shrugged the thought off, as I brought Louise back to her room. Night fell again, and Louise changed into her nightgown and went to sleep, expecting me to wash the laundry.
I was like, "You serious about this, Louise? Are you always going to be that lazy?" I kept that thought to myself, and I left the laundry in her room, as I went to the roof of the tower. I then noticed that Siesta had come up to the roof, and we decided to have small talk about a few things. Siesta, however, brought up two things which caught me. She asked me, "Hey, Zoey. You've heard about the Familiar Exhibition coming near, right?" I then answered, "Familiar Exhibition? Never heard of it." She continued, "Well. you're still new here, so yeah. The Familiar Exhibition is an exhibition, where a master and familiar will present an act of their choice. I heard the Princess of Tristain, Princess Henrietta is coming for this one!" I remember hearing of the Princess before. In the library, when I was reading a few books, I remember reading about the Princess in one of those books, which wrote of her as a fine lady. Hmm, fine lady. That's when I realized I, somehow, had a crush on the Princess. That's weird and jacked up, especially considering the fact that I'm just a measly commoner in this world.
The second part, was more shocking than the first one, because Siesta told me, "Have you heard of the other familiar, the one with the glasses?" Wait, I then replied, "Yeah. I've seen that person before. Master and familiar, both wearing glasses. You know them? What are their names?" She then replied, with accent, "If I can remember, Dell as master, and Airumi as familiar." Wait, Airumi and Dell are in Halkeginia?! How is this even possible?! I then asked her, "Where have you last seen the two?! I know them..." She looked at me in surprise, and asked, 'I saw them at the kitchen quarters a few seconds ago. How do you know them?" I then hurried with my Driver, telling, "I'll tell you later. I need to go see them." I then ran down to the kitchen quarters as fast as I could, as thoughts started racing in my mind. How were the two of them here? And how will they react when they know of the fact that I'm here?
I woke up pretty early today, and since today was a weekend, I decided to sleep in a little bit, and then, when I was fully awake, I decided to open up Dell, and start up doing some AMVs, because I have a YouTube channel, and one of my subscribers asked me to do an AMV on a new song. I found myself sprawled on the bed, using Dell, wearing my sweater, when suddenly, an orb fell into my hand. I was pretty confused by what that orb was, and when I turned around to see if there was anybody behind me, the orb cracked, and a backpack wrapped itself onto my back. I was shocked, and a portal appeared, with a green star on it, sucking me and Dell into it.
Later, I woke up, finding myself in a desolated area, somewhere on a patch of grass. Wait, how did I find myself on grass? I then realized that I was in a plains area, and away from anywhere. I looked around me, and I found Dell beside me, now as a human, which surprised me. He was wearing glasses, just like me, but he was wearing a black robe, maybe because his color was black, and he looked at me, smiling. I then smiled back, then I felt something weird on my body. Runes, written in a language only Zoey ever knows in school. Shit, I hope he's here or so. I then walked out of the area, following Dell, and I was lucky that nobody was around at that time, possibly because it was already evening time.
The two of us were able to meet a few maids, who recognized us as, 'people similar to a person they've met'. Wait, they've met someone from Earth, like us? We were able to understand their language, and we asked for directions to the kitchens, to get some food. They were kind-hearted enough to give directions, and by the time we reached the kitchens, it was already nightfall, and we noticed the fact that there were two moons in the sky. Wait, why is there two moons, one blue and one pink? I shrugged the thought as we entered the kitchens, and we met the maids and cooks there.
All of a sudden, a person or thing started knocking on the door slowly, as we were eating once the head chef, Marteau, cooked some food for us. I noticed the door wasn't locked, and one of the chefs said, "Come in, whoever it is." Wait, what is the backpack on my back? I just realized about that, and I almost forgot about it. Well, that didn't matter to me when the door opened to a boy wearing a suit, with a sword on his back, and the same backpack as mine, having similar runes as mine. He then muttered, "Airumi? It's you, isn't it?" I then looked at him, as he brought his face up to my level, and I saw him as Zoey. He, he was here all along?
I then smiled, as I saw Airumi holding a reaction which consisted of shock, surprise and joy. She then got up, backpack on her back, and she ran towards me and hugged me, saying, "Zoey. I knew that I wouldn't be alone in this place, with nobody from home here." I smiled, and I then realized that almost everybody was looking at me, and I smiled as I let go, and she walked back to the table, and she continued eating, as the rest minded their own business. I then asked Airumi, "Listen, Airumi. There's some things that I need to talk to you about after you eat. Find me at the top of the Void tower, once you're done." I then simply left the scene, as Airumi was sipping the last of her soup.
A few minutes later, I found myself on the top of the tower once again, with full peace and quiet, and I took out the Driver and held it in my hands, as I thought a few things about the current situation. How did Airumi find herself here? And, how is Dell human? I then noticed Airumi reaching the top, and I smiled at her, and she asked me, "Okay. There were some things that you wanted to tell me. Now, speak away." I then looked at her in concern, and I started with, "First of all, to your shock, Daichi is here. I don't know how and why he's here, but he's here, in this place, called Halkeginia, and he is purely evil, hell-bent on killing me." She looked at me in pure shock and stress, and she asked, "You sure about this? It seems like a lie to me." I clarified my statement by stating, "Well, I dueled with him earlier on, and he really hit me really hard in the face. Watch out, Airumi. I'm scared he's going to target you, once he knows that you're here." She gulped when I said that, and she told me, "Well, I'll believe you for now. Now, what else is there?" I then continued, "I have that backpack. Could you try giving that backpack to me?" She then passed the bag to me, and I opened the backpack.
I then shook the bag, dropping its contents, and I saw a different Driver, and a few Lockseeds scattered, but there were only two Lockseeds, and their names were so unknown to me. A piece of crystal then fell out, and when it hit the ground, it extended into a sword, all crystal and such. I looked at her in disbelief, and she replied, "What? This backpack extended onto my back before I was sucked into the portal here with Dell." I looked at her, and I told her, "We'll talk about this gear in a minute. For now, let's talk about the Familiar Exhibition." She then asked me, "Familiar Exhibition?" I then held myself from face-palming myself, and I told her, "Well, the Familiar Exhibition is well, an exhibition. Masters, with their familiars, are required to perform an act of their choice. The winner, well, wins the exhibition." She looked at me and asked, "So, well?" I then replied, "Its coming in a few days, so I was thinking, now, we could work together for the exhibition, and we could use these new Drivers that we have. But first, tomorrow morning I need to buy a new sword." She nodded, and I noticed the runes on her hands, and I asked her, "Gandalfr? Wait, why are the runes on your hand similar to mine?"
I then showed her the runes on my hand, and she replied, "Yeah. For now, we should get some rest. You have some money, right, so we have to go out early without your or my master noticing the situation." Yeah, I told her, and we laid on the tower, looking at the starry sky and the two moons, wait, two moons?! Meh, I'll think about that later. For now, sleep will be the number one priority. The next morning, I woke me and Airumi up pretty early, and I knew that today was going to be rest day, and Louise told me she was going to go and train alone, for some reason I did not know, and Airumi told me that Dell was sleeping soundly, and he sleeps often, just like her, and I sighed in relief, and we proceeded to go by horse to the market, after asking for directions from a few of the maids, including Siesta, who gave us every precise direction.
A few minutes and scenery-admiring time later, we found ourselves at the market in Tristain. The market was relatively small for a big market, but the stalls sold very good items, and I proceeded to look for the blacksmith's shop with Airumi's help. A few seconds later, I found the blacksmith's shop as I had a bit of money, but not enough for a very expensive weapon. Even though I have the E-Calibur, which I left in my room, dual-wielding seemed like a very good thing to do for me, because fighting with two swords is better than fighting with one sword.
When we entered the blacksmith's shop, we were met with a face, definitely unfamiliar to us, asking, "Why are you two here, fine people?" I answered, "Well, we came here for a sword, or a weapon of the sort. Do you have any?" He then took out a sword made out of gold, and said, "Well, this one costs about thirty thousand ecu." Woah, that's way more than we can handle. I then rejected the offer, as I asked, "Well, could we have the cheapest sword there is in this shop?"
Suddenly, a voice came from a nearby barrel in the shop, saying, "Well, you could pick me for an example, of course." Wait, what? There is a damn talking sword in this shop?! I held my decision to scream, and I asked, "Well, could I have that sword then? That seems like a good sword for my friend over here?" He then threw me the sword, as he demanded 100 ecu for the sword, and I gave it to him, and we decided to go back to the Academy so we could play around with this sword.
Two-timing was against the law, where ever you are from, and I saw this guy talking to a different girl than the one from last night. My senses told me that something was off about the whole situation unfolding in front of me, because the two girls surely know that they both flirted on this blonde-haired freak, at least once, for some random reason I don't know. I looked at him, who was talking to the girl, and I realized that I think I knew the girl from last night's scene. How I knew was because of some fact that I learned from Louise, and the fact that I bothered listening as the blonde-haired guy was flirting with that girl. Her name was Katie, a name which I immediately picked up, and she was a first-year student, because of the coat that she was wearing.
According to a bit of talking from Louise, students can be differentiated by the color of the coat that they wear during class. First-years, second-years and third-years all wear different coats to class, so yeah, you know the drill about the stuff. I then proceeded to do one of the most critical things that I had to do, which was to scream at him, "You! Weren't you the one who was flirting with that other girl last night, the one who goes by the name of Katie?" The blonde-haired girl standing beside him from just now was shocked and she glared at him daggers to make sure that what I was saying was all just a lie and that he was innocent. The reaction I got from the crowd was no different. People were staring daggers at the boy, who they called Guiche, making sure that the same thing was thought. Then, all of a sudden, the same blonde-haired girl, Katie, came up from the crowd, holding what seemed like a tray in her hand. I looked at the contents of the bowl on the tray, and I was surprised to see that there was a soufflé in the bowl.
However, when the two girls noticed each other, the reactions on their faces was something I had not seen before; a mixture of anger, sadness and technically every negative emotion that I have ever known. Then, what I saw was relatively new to me, and to the whole crowd's shock. The two girls slapped him on the cheeks, one on one, and the girls cried as they left the scene, leaving a shocked and surprised Guiche. He then proceeded to stand up, and he glared at me, as I was looking at him with a smile. He then screamed, "You! You are the one who made the two young girls! Traitor, I challenge you to a duel at the Vestri Court, in THIRTY MINUTES!" He then left the scene, with his smirk not being noticed, and the crowd started questioning themselves with questions like 'Who's going to win?' and 'Must definitely be Guiche!' I started thinking, as Louise came up to me, screaming, "Zoey! What are you doing?! You'll definitely be dead by the mage!" I then looked at her and I reassured her as I said, "It's okay. We're wielders of the trump card, remember?" She then immediately realized the fact that I had the Elementian Driver and I would be able to defeat Guiche in no time. She then smiled and told me to go to the Vestri Court, guiding me along the way.
Along the way, Louise told me that she wanted me to make a driver for her as well, because she told me that she was labeled as the Zero by many for her incompatibility in magic, like I mean, all four of the magic, and that her magic chants always end up in explosions. Okay, I can guess that's why I heard a freaking loud explosion in the morning just now, like a few hours ago. Again, I reassured her and I told her that I'd do it after defeating Guiche, and making him look like a little son of a bitch. Truth be told, I forgot to tell her that I had heard that fact billions and billions of times. When I reached the Vestri Court, I wasn't surprised by what I saw. I saw Guiche standing on a courtyard, because it is a Court, and there were people around the court, watching to see who would win. However, I wondered how people were not curious about the sword on my back, the E-Calibur, and I proceeded to step on the duel grounds. That was when Guiche suddenly claimed, "I am Guiche de Gramont, son of General Gramont, king of wars. It's time for you to throw your pride and cower in fear!" I looked at him with a look which would be familiar to my friends and I screamed, "Hah! I've seen bitches like you, boasting with all of your might, but when they try to fight,"
I then continued to scream, "They die, so you don't have a chance!" He looked at me with disbelief and continued, "You're still going to be no match for the monstrous beings that I have, waiting to tear your flesh apart, bit by bit!" I looked at him, with the smirk still on my face. He then held the rose that he had on his belt, for some reason I don't know why, and he took off the petals, and placed them on the floor, one by one, in a straight line. What questions me was that, why was he using a rose? He's not going to fight me with flower power, is he? He then screamed some random chant, and a few warriors started emerging from the ground. Ah, so that was why nobody was scared of the sword that was on my back, for they thought this Guiche had the upper hand. From what I know, it looks like I'm weak with only the sword, but trust me, when I wield the belt, they'll be shocked. I then let the monsters form into Guiche's new 'army', and he said, "Tear the fool's flesh to bits, my Valkyries!" The things then started running towards me, but I was able to block their strikes with the sword in my hand. I then retreated to the back, and I took out the belt to transform, for the second time. People were starting to think that I was crazy, and I was able to tell that fact, because they were looking at me in the weirdest way possible. When I was finally able to see Louise, I noticed that she was the only person that had a smile on her face, and she nodded at me, telling me to transform now.
I then placed the belt on my waist, letting it form around my waist, and I got ready to transform by taking out the Elemental Memory and the Flame Switch. I threw them in the air, and I grabbed them as I pressed both of them, letting them scream, 'Elemental!' and 'Flame!'. I then kept the smirk on my face, as I placed the Memory and the Switch into the respective slots. I then said my favorite quote of all time, 'Henshin!' as I brought the Memory onto the Switch to transform, for the second time, into Kamen Rider Elementia. Specks of flames began forming around me, as they started forming the bright and dark red armor of Form Flame, and I kept the same smirk on my face, as I finally transformed into Kamen Rider Elementia once again. The crowd's reactions were priceless; a mixture of surprise, shock and curiosity. I looked at him behind the mask, and I screamed, "I am Kamen Rider Elementia, Ruler of the Infinite Elements! Hide yourself away!" He looked at me in disbelief and he screamed, "Valkyries, destroy him!" The Valkyries then charged at me, with their swords in hand, but I was able to punch the crap out of them with my Flame Form abilities. However, I had finally realized that Form Flame was stronger than I had first tried. Whenever I tried punching any of the Valkyries, my fists started letting flames form around it, which meant fiery fists, something that I really fan girl over often.
Furthermore, my sword was affected by the form's abilities, so if I was in Form Flame, the sword would have fiery abilities, something that I also really adore. I then used my sword to destroy the Valkyries one by one, because, you know, for me, sword-fighting is better than ordinary regular fighting, because for well, reasons. The Valkyries, I noticed, were very weak, and hollow, until I realized the fact that, Guiche had very limited magic reserves, which meant that, if he wanted to swarm me, then his Valkyries would have to be kept to the minimum for his sake, to make sure he doesn't faint. I used it to his advantage, and I kept on punching the fuck out of the Valkyries, making sure none of them survived the attack. After a while of me punching the hell out of the Valkyries, there was only one left remaining. I finally felt happy, because Guiche had kept summoning his Valkyries over and over again, trying to literally rip my flesh from my body.
I had finally been saving this attack for the final Valkyrie, when all of a sudden, a cloaked figure walked onto the court clapping his hands, with a smirk on the person's face. I was curious at who the person was, and I rushed towards him, but then, I was thrown back by a mysterious force, and it was really mysterious to any of us, except the man in front of us. He then exclaimed at me, "Wielder of the Elementian Driver, Zoey Zeffrey, I challenge you to a duel!" Guiche then looked at the man, in disbelief, and he screamed, "No! This is my duel!" How I knew that the person in front of us was a male, was because of the tone of his voice. I then looked at the man standing in front of me, only smile exposed, and I told him, "I will accept your duel, but on one condition; I want you to show me your face!" The crowd then looked at me as if I were crazy, but the man smiled, and he said, "Yes, I will."
He then removed the part of the cloak that was covering his face, and below that part, showed his true form, somebody that completely shocked me. He then smiled and told, "Yes, it is me, Zoey. I'm Daichi, do you remember, Airumi's onii-chan?" I gasped and I rushed towards him, in Form Flame, but the force repelling against me was too strong and I fell back, and I left myself speechless as he took out something which looked like a Rider Belt. Don't tell me, that he is a Kamen Rider, what he meant by Riders being evil, and he placed it on his waist. The Driver, it looks so familiar, until I realized about the Sengoku Driver. No, it can't be, is he using a Gaim rider thing?! He then took out a new Lockseed unfamiliar to me, and it screamed, "Disaster!" Nothing appeared, but then I noticed he had two Lockseed slots, as he pulled out another one, and he let the Lockseed scream, "Volcano!" Two figures appeared from zippers appearing in the sky, one showing a disaster symbol and one showing a volcano appeared, and the two icons fused together, then as Daichi placed them on the slots, he pressed both Lockseeds.
The belt then screamed, "Form Volcano!" The fused figure/thing fell on him, as he transformed the way Gaim did. The volcano figure wrapped itself around Daichi's body and turned itself into his armor. The end product was a bit more than surprising, because it looked like a living nightmare to everybody except me, because I knew Riders that were worse than what Daichi had become, Kamen Rider Disaster. So, this was the Kamen Rider that I dreaded. But how, did it manifest into Daichi's body and let him be the user of this Driver? I shook the thoughts off, as I prepared to punch him, as Form Flame, once again. I noticed that the repelling force's aura had worn off, and that was the chance I took to punch him. However, I realized that I was way weaker than him when my punches hit him, because he easily shook them off and punched me back with no mercy.
I took out the E-Calibur and I started striking and slashing him with the E-Calibur, now enchanted with flame, and the sword was able to do damage to the now standing Daichi, but however, the attacks proved worthless, as they dealt too little damage to him, and he smiled, asking, "Really? Is that all you got?" I was shocked the most, and the whole crowd started gasping in shock. I then walked back a little, still shocked, and I then realized that I had four switches, and I had only used the Flame one, and I took out a different Switch, and this one, for a change, was bright and calm blue in color, which made me want to smile. I then replaced the Flame Switch with the bright blue Switch, and I brought the Memory onto the Switch, making me switch form for the first time. Specks of water started appearing around me, and I switched into this new form, which was blue color in terms of armor.
The belt then screamed, "Phase Element Form Water!" I then smiled, and I knew a way to defeat Daichi now. I then told, "Come at me, Daichi. There's no way you'll defeat me!" He then looked at me, behind the mask, and he started to charge at me, pretty confident that he was going to defeat me. I knew that fire's weakness was water, and that if Daichi was in Form Volcano, a fire-typed form, water would work on him. I then kept my guard up as Daichi hit me straight in the chest, making sure that the attack would faze me, by at least one bit. I smiled, and I immediately kept on punching Daichi making sure he could not bring his guard up at all. I kept my eyes focused on the enemy instead of wandering away to the crowd. I looked at Daichi and I kept the small smile on my face, while at the same time, focusing on punching the fuck out of him.
A few minutes later, I finally noticed that he was now tired and all, and that his punches were starting to become weaker and weaker, and I smirked behind the mask. I looked at him as I walked towards him, after repelling him back at the edge of the court. I then said, "Run! I want to see you stronger, you measly asshole!" He looked at me with anger, but with a smile, and he walked away from the scene, leaving everybody shocked and surprised. I then noticed that Louise was the only one smiling at me out of everybody in the crowd, and I then asked loud, "Change of topic. Where the hell is the brat, Guiche? I would sure love to give him a beating of his life!" He then walked out, as he screamed, "I yield! I yield!" So this is how the magi of Halkeginia are. Weak and pathetic, but it doesn't always apply to every mage. Like Louise, for example. She does look weak on the outside, but I can sense her fierce and strong side inside of her. She just needs that right training to help in such stuff.
I then screamed, "Say sorry to the girls you cheated on, or by Lucifer, I'll take away what makes you a man!" The boy, named Guiche, gasped, and ran away, begging for forgiveness from the two girls he cheated on. Well, one of the daily problems are over. I noticed Louise running towards me from the gasping crowd, and she grabbed my hand as she brought me to her room. Well, it looks like I had some explaining, perhaps, to do. When we reached her room, she immediately locked the door, and asked, "Well, for one thing, you've proven yourself to me." She then smiled and continued, "You proved that I wasn't just a Zero to all. Thank you, Zoey." She then hugged me, and I smiled back and I told her, "Louise, I know why you make explosions." She looked at me and gasped, saying something like, 'Why?' I then took a seat on her bed and I explained, "I remember hearing at sometime that there were five types of mages; fire, earth, air, water and VOID. You don't have any power in the first four, which could make you a VOID mage. I also read in one of those books that the familiars of void mages were supposed to be humans, and that were only four types of runes that would be engraved, Gandalfr, which is similar to the runes on my hand, Lifdrasir, Miodaitnir and Windalfr." She gasped, and I continued, "The reason why Brimir, the founder, can do all types of magic, is because, their kind can do all types of magic, just not combine them." She smiled, and asked, "Can you train me, with a Driver? Please..." I shrugged, saying yes, and I told, "Why don't we get started with the belt? I could make a weapon for you at the same time." She smiled, and she screamed, "YES!"
Hi, my name is Zoey Zeffrey, and I am your normal 16-year-old living in America, who is a bit of a sort of an 'otaku' when it comes to Kamen Rider. I watch Kamen Rider often, and I had been sketching one, in hopes that I would become one, sometime in the future. However, I knew that this was nearly impossible, because Kamen Riders are just legends on the television, and they would not exist in reality like this. Today, I had heard that there was going to be the first day of one of the biggest exhibitions in America. I wasn't a bit amused when I heard the news, until they mentioned the fact that there was a section mainly for Kamen Rider. I was shocked, and I immediately got a shower and dressed to go to the event. Once I had dressed up, my attire made me look like Issei Hyoudou from High School DxD, and I'm not surprised. I took a small backpack containing the sketchbook which I drew my Rider belt, Memories and Switches in, and a few of Wizard's rings and on my back, held a sword which was long enough to look like a mega machine. I'm lucky that my sword was made by myself, because it looked like a beast, which made me smile. However, in five minutes, everything would turn my life upside down.
[THIRD PERSON P.O.V]
Meanwhile, in another side of the universe, a dim, orange sun and the chirping of birds signaled the dawn of another day, or at least that was what it seems to be. However, it wasn't just a normal day for anybody today. Today marked the day of the familiar-summoning ritual for the second-year students. Every year, on a certain day, the second-year mages-in-training would do a ritual to summon their familiars, which would be considered their life partners. In the rays of dawn, a certain girl woke up and got ready for the ritual. This girl's name is Louise Francoise, nicknamed Louise the Zero. Her runic name 'Zero' means 'zero compatibility in any of the four elemental magic'. Another interesting to note about her, is that she is famous for her big and destructive explosions, and the fact that she's a prodigy in everything OTHER than magic.
As she walked slowly to the great hall for breakfast, she heard people whispering around her, "What would Zero get?" If this was her first time hearing those words, she'd blow up in anger, but she's heard those words before, so she immediately went to the hall without giving a damn about the conversations around her. However, one of these people seemed to be irritating her. Kirche, a fire mage seemed to be one of her enemies. Those two go back a long way, starting from their ancestors (long rivalry). I wonder what happened to them.
Then, all of the second-year students were instructed to head to the giant compound, where the ritual symbols were clearly visible. And so began the familiar-summoning ritual. After a full hour of walking around the compound, being insulted by Kirche and dozing off, it was finally her turn to do the familiar-summoning ritual. Everybody was laughing and smiling when Louise stepped onto the pentagram symbol to start the ritual.
On my way there, all of a sudden, a green portal with the symbol of a pentagon and a star on it began appearing right in front of my very eyes. I was just about surprised and shocked at the same time, because this was a little unexpected. In all of my 16 years, I have never seen that portal before; much less even see one in front of my eyes. Other people, however, were unable to notice the thing, and I was a bit shocked at that point, but because I was the only one that could see it, I decided to be the curious person I am, and I decided to touch the portal, with hopes that I could get my hand out immediately. However, once I touched the portal, it completely sucked me in, and the portal closed a second after I was sucked into it. Now, I found myself in a land which only composed of void, which means darkness to the people who don't know. At least, I had my backpack and my mega sword on me.
Then, I heard words flow all around the pitch blackness, which began with Pentagon. What I heard was, "Pentagon of the Five Elements, I call from all over the universe, bless my prayers and summon forth my familiar!" Familiar, what does familiar mean? Then, I noticed a hole forming itself right under me, and I fell RIGHT into it, and to somewhere which I would not know about. I did the first thing that I thought of, and I immediately calmed down.
Then, I fell down on what seemed to be a very soft and green surface, as if it was grass. Then, I felt it, and I realized that it was actually grass. After that, when I felt my back, my backpack, a little bit heavier for some reason, and my sword, which felt like actual metal, was still there, which made me feel relieved. However, when I looked up, I was surprised by the twist that had occurred. I was on a symbol which was VERY similar to the one I had seen on the green portal, and there were people surrounding me. These people seemed like they were 16-year-olds, similar to my age. They were also wearing outfits which were not very familiar at all to me. They were wearing a black and white uniform, with skirts for the girls and pants for the boys (?) and they were wearing a cloak on the back, which was attached by the same symbol (why that symbol?), and it seemed to me that they were students, but not ones that I had seen.
Then, I realized that there was a girl wearing the same uniform standing right in front of me. The first thing I noticed was her pink hair, wait, pink hair?! Pink hair isn't common from whatever part of the world! The fact that she looked like Misha from Katawa Shoujo made me want to smile, but the fact she was holding a frown and something which magicians use, a wand made me tell myself not to smile. I immediately got up and I was able to understand their language, and the first insult to this girl I heard was, "Always, as expected from Louise the ZERO!" Everybody was laughing loudly, and I realized that the insult was thrown onto the pink-haired girl, who was now a bit humiliated. I immediately protected her, and I immediately threw a death glare onto everybody who was laughing. If looks could kill, in my opinion, they'd be burning like giant firecrackers waiting to explode, because they immediately went silent.
It all made sense to me. What 'familiar' meant was that a ritual was going on, and I was going to be a familiar of this pink-haired girl. I'd have to ask Louise what a 'familiar' has to do, in terms of duties. I immediately proceeded to tell Louise, "So, are you ready to finish the ritual? I bet that you'd not want to be humiliated in front of your 'familiar'. It's okay, I'm here, now finish the ritual." Everybody including Louise, except I was surprised by what I had just muttered, and I put a lot of thought into that sentence, to make sure I didn't look like a full idiot. She smiled, and began chanting, "Pentagon of the Five Elements, bless my prayers once again, and bless this man to be my familiar." What she did next only surprised me, because she immediately kissed me in the lips.
I was a little bit surprised at that, but I realized that she was sealing the 'contract?' I then noticed something forming on my left hand, on the back side of my palm. Apparently, it was in Norse, a language which I studied in class very often, so I understood what it meant. I kept silent for the time being, as a bald man wearing glasses and a robe, and holding a book immediately screamed, "Class dismissed!" Everybody flew away, and I was surprised with that, because, how could people fly? I thought for that for a while, as Louise walked away from the scene.
I was immediately stopped by the bald man, and he introduced himself, "I'm sorry for the sudden stop, but my name is Mr. Colbert. By any chance, could I look at the runes on your hand?" I replied, "Sure! By the way, it means, 'Gandalfr, God's Left Hand and Familiar of Void'." He was shocked, but he gathered his composure, and he looked at the rune and noted it in the book that he was holding with a quill and some ink. The question I was having was why he would be using and ink and quill, and not a ballpoint pen for noting down stuff. I immediately proceeded to follow Louise to wherever she was going, with my backpack and my sword on me.
When I reached Louise's room, I noticed that her room looked like it was handled by a prodigy. It made sense, because I figured out Louise is a prodigy in everything OTHER than magic. Her room was one of the cleanest rooms I had ever seen. Everything was in order, and in their respective slots, simple, tidy and efficient. Louise was asking herself, "Why did I get a familiar like him?! Can't I get a dragon or something?!" I thought to myself, and I shuddered at what Louise was thinking, that I was a piece of useless trash. I sat by the corner, as Louise sat at her desk, which was pretty far from me.
After hearing what she said, I immediately walked over to her and calmed her down, hugging her gently and saying, "It is okay, Louise. Just because I'm a human as your familiar, doesn't mean that I am the weakest one can get. Zero in your name, means zero to their face. It means that although you are called a Zero, that word could mean something else other than powerless." She looked at me and smiled, as she surprisingly hugged me back and said, "You know, that actually moved me. Thanks for your help, what's your name again?" Then, I introduced myself to her, "Sorry for not introducing myself. My name is Zoey Zeffrey, just call me Zoey." She chuckled and replied, "That's actually a good name, Zoey." I smiled back and I told her that I needed to check on my belongings. I had left them in the corner when I went to comfort Louise.
When I went to check on my sword and backpack, it noticeably looked different, and it felt a little heavier than the usual plastic and paper. First of all, I went over to the mega sword which had been previously on my back, and it was heavier than the one that I had made. The hand guard was now a shining red, and the blade was sparkling white, as though it was purely made out of light. I felt the blade, and it felt sharper and more dangerous. I then realized that the sword had changed into something more realistic and stronger, which made it heavier and more dangerous.
The backpack, however, was a little different in its own way. It looked the same, however it felt a little heavier than it was supposed to be, and when I tried shaking the thing, there was a jingling sound coming from the bag, as if the bag was full of shiny stuff. I immediately opened the zip and made everything fall out of the bag, and our reaction was a mixture of shock, surprise and confusion. There was now a sketchbook, a Rider Belt, one Memory, six Switches and a few Wizard Rings. I was the most shocked at the truth, at the fact that I now have a Rider belt. I stopped myself from acting like a fan girl really hard, and I told Louise that this was called a Rider belt.
I asked Louise whether I could go out for a minute as she regained her composure, and she replied, "Yes, but with my supervision." Well, this was going to be fun. I took my stuff and I went down into the courtyard where I was first summoned to, with Louise trailing behind me. As people were looking at me, backpack and mega sword on my back, I was surprised that nobody actually was shocked by that, even people who had and had not noticed it. Once we had arrived at the courtyard, we proceeded to find somewhere secluded and not known to public access. After finding a spot, I proceeded to take out my belt, the only Memory and one of my Switches as I placed the belt onto my waist.
The belt made a chain that surrounded my waist, and I smiled as I pressed the Memory, which made it scream, "Elemental!" I then pressed the memory, which made it scream, "Flame!" I then placed both switches into the two slots available on my Driver, and I screamed 'Henshin!' as I brought the Memory onto the Switch. Okay, if you want to know what I mean, let's place the Memory and the Switch side by side. Then, slide the Memory onto the Switch, pressing it, and there you go. I smiled, as I transformed into the new Kamen Rider Elementia, Ruler of the Infinite Elements. My armor was now a glowing red, which made it match the hand guard of my mega sword, and my mask now had the shape of the Fire, which marked Form Flame's appearance. The belt then muttered, "Phase Element Form Flame!" Louise, who was standing a few feet behind me, was obviously shocked at what she had seen.
I immediately decided to do a little bit of training and I tried swinging my sword, which I had now named the E-Calibur around; and it technically seemed to be something that Ragnarok would wield. I played with it and my Flame form for a bit before de-transforming back into my civilian form. I brought Louise back to her room, and I told her to calm down before realizing that the moon had started to rise, and Louise told me, "Zoey? Can you do the laundry for me?" She then changed into her night gown, and I had no choice but to say yes. I then took the laundry basket that was full of similar-colored uniforms, and I searched around for a place to the laundry.
Laundry, the thing that I hate most, and my nightmare, and I say that because I don't prefer doing laundry, because, that's why we have laundry machines on Earth. Man, that's why you'll see me, walking around in circles if you have a very sharp sense of vision. Coincidentally, a maid who was doing her chores happened to suddenly bump into me. I noticed her and I told her, "Sorry for what happened just now. My name is Zoey. What is your name?" She replied, "I'm sorry. You must be Louise's familiar. My name is Siesta." Siesta means 'nap' in Spanish. I'm not surprised. I replied, "Word sure spreads fast when it comes to her, doesn't it? Can you show me around the Academy? My master, Louise, has asked me to do her laundry." She said sure, and I followed her to where she was going to.
Down the stairs, and into the cellars, we found ourselves at the laundry area. Siesta showed me the basics on how to do all of the stuff, and I found myself following her rules pretty often. After that was all settled, we hung the laundry, and to pass the time remaining in between then and the morning, we decided to go out onto the courtyard. I asked her whether she'd want to lie under the stars. She smiled and said yes. It was obvious that she really was happy for company. We lay under the stars for a while before falling asleep, her head on my arm. She smiled as she dozed off. I noticed that blonde-haired boy, who everybody calls Guiche, apparently flirting with a girl. I did not mind him as I fell asleep under the glowing stars.
The next morning, I immediately shot my eyes open as early as possible, and I immediately rushed to make sure that nothing from last night was noticeable. I immediately carried Siesta back to the maids' quarters, even though she was a bit heavy for me, and I grabbed the laundry and brought it up to Louise's room as quick as possible. I knew that if she knew what'd happened last night, she'd be real mad at this revelation, and she'd probably whip me, because I saw a few whips lying around her room earlier on. Once I reached her room, I noticed that she was still sleeping, even though it was long since sunrise. I frowned when I realized the fact that she was a long sleeper, I tried waking her up gently, but to no avail. So, the first thing I did was to scream in her ear, and that did the trick, as she woke up and called me by my name, 'Zoey', and not by the term, 'familiar'. What became another problem after that was when she took her uniform. Once she had taken her uniform from her cupboard, she asked me to 'dress her'. I was a little bit shocked, and I tried to argue with that statement, but Louise replied by telling me, "A familiar must follow its master's orders." I gulped at that statement, and I had no choice but to dress her up, and it felt weird at the slightest, but another part of my mind told me that it felt good. I told that part, "Nope!"
Once I had dressed her up, we proceeded to go to the great hall, or what she calls it, for breakfast, but I was immediately stopped by Siesta, who told me that 'familiars and commoners aren't allowed to enter the great hall'. I frowned at that statement, because I was hungry as hell, but Siesta told me that I could come to the kitchen to get some food, and a big grin went onto my face, as I followed her to the kitchen. When I entered the kitchen, I met Sir Marteau, who was thankful of me for taking care of Siesta. I blushed a little at that statement, and he proceeded to make a hearty breakfast, which was bacon and eggs. I gobbled my way through it in no time, and I gave my thanks to the man. He was a very nice man at heart. I also talked to a few of the other maids, before deciding to take a walk around the Academy for a few minutes, to get some of the surroundings into my head. After the long but refreshing walk, I realized that I was so bored, and there were no video games to play, which only made it even worse. I went over and asked Siesta if she needed any help in anything, and she said that she could use some help in serving deserts to the students. I said yes, because I was bored and all.
Now, I seriously regret taking that offer, because the replies I got mainly consisted of ignorance and 'fuck you'. I seriously felt pissed after what had happened, but I kept my cool and I continued serving the treats to the nobles and their familiars. When I had reached one of the tables, I noticed a glass bottle containing a liquid of some sort dropping from the table. I did what I'd normally do, and I picked it up and I placed it back on the table. However, what surprised me was me seeing the same blonde-haired boy, this time with another girl. WHAT?!