I staggered thoroughly toward the lit surface in the dark night.
"Mommy why? Why'd you leave me?" My hands lifted in the air, breath excelerating; blood trickling down the skin of my forehead.
My tears welled up while I fell on the forest floor. I cried hard, swallowed up in emotion. Without the realization, I began drifting, falling in a clean darkness... and then soon things changed for me.
CHAPTER 1: Beginning
My name is Alice, I don't really have anything but that. I was abandoned by my only mother when I was only eight. A boy found me, he was at a close age that looked fourteen. I didn't remember anything but a smile on this boys face. Soon I found myself remembering being in a nice warm cozy bed wanting to see the same smile and realized he was right there, next to me, sleeping.
I tapped his head in curiousity, hoping for the boy to wake up. He pretty much was out cold, so slowly I climbed out of bed and ran outside, the sun was warm and I began to constantly to smile.
I looked at the grass and the clouds and I really thought that having a mama was just a dream.
"Your awake." I stopped in my tracks, there watching from the doorway, was the boy. I began to blush, he was very pretty! I didn't notice before but he had gorgeous green eyes, like an emerald sparkling; wavy black hair and a very baby-like face.
"Who are you?" I spit out. He smiled at me," My name is Tetsu, how are you my princess?"
My eyes sparkled," Princess?! I like princesses but I don't know who one is." I smiled widely not realizing his face. "Well my name is Alice, but to be honest, that's the only thing I remember."
I ran over to him with a smiling face, knowingly I'd regret it soon.
"TETSUUUU!!!" I cried out as his body sat motionless...
CHAPTER 2: Five Years Later
A girl with beautiful white as shocking as lilac locks of hair and dashing silver lines crossing over her beautiful red right eye at a strangely tainted as a rose.
She ran through the alley with a hard dash, her breath equalizing with the same pace as her heart.
"Aliceee!! Why are you running from me?!" A squeal came from a short girl yelping like a dog. This here is the start of the true story of a princess and her four guardians in order to protect the world from turning to hell, whether a savior a destroyer, Alice is both.
I stopped then jumped across the wall on the roof.
"Alice!" I smirked and yelled out," Sorry Mimi, Tetsu's coming back~! So I have to hurry and see him!"
She cried out in frustration as she kept a slow, clumsy pace. I jumped roof to roof till I spotted him in the crowd and jumped off as high as possible, aiming for his back.
"Tetsuuu~!!" I hugged him tightly, laughing. He became shocked and yelled out "Princess! Get off me!!" I clunged tightly in order to not be flung off. "No no no! I don't want my Tetsu to leave me alone again!" Heavy breathing came from behind us as people stared at us. "W-who said you were alone!" She sat there, kneeling for breath. I felt bad,"Sorry Mimi, you were just so slow and everything." This gave Tetsu a chance to flip me off his back as Mimi muttered," It's fine A-Alice." I landed on my feet with a very light touch," Meany head Tetsu!!" I whined, he just ignored me in irritation.
Clearing his throat and straightening himself he smirked," The water user is over in the next town, I was able to sense him but that's about it." I changed my mood drastically," Yayay! Mister water person is close~!"
Mimi's calm and steady voice came out from all of the excitement," The enemy is six hundred meters from the west." I swear whenever her power pops out like that it makes me think differently toward her usual slow and clumsy atmosphere.
Without a reason i clapped my feet to the floor of the earth as if it was a slap and began to hover in the air." We need to find the water wielder soon before the enemy gets closer, we can't let them hurt him!"
"Alice!" Tetsu glared at me and I smiled at him. "Don't worry, please use Mimi's teleportation power to go to the next town." He looked concern as Mimi held tightly to him ready to teleport.
"Alice." Her voice was smooth," Stay safe for the both, we can't let our princess die so young." I had a small chill, her element always got me.
"I will Mimi, you stay safe~!" I kicked up higher to the sky and pumped my power to head north to the next town.
CHAPTER 3: The Element Guardians
There are a system of five elements across the world, God only chooses the five children who could withstand these powers. Among the five children there is one that he calls his Princess of the Air. Without Air, God murmured, there can't be a world. So she was casted as the savior and yet the destroyer. He couldn't protect her in his special way since she wanted to stay on earth and cast a love toward the world, so he begged the child of the user to keep this world round Earth to protect the Princess. He kept this promise for with God he casted a line of three other far powerful children, Water, Fire, and Spirit. They claimed loyalty to this strong and powerful from all evil. The children who were chosen as the users now are recognized with a tattoo given by birth.
We have only three guardians of the earth in play, says God. Alice my Princess who holds the strong will of being free, Tetsu the man who swore to keep his word of promise, and Mimi the clumsy sorceress who can sense and contact Hell and the Heavens herself. Who will be the remain characters, you will see soon my children...
CHAPTER 4: Water
I landed near the gate of the town in wait for Tetsu and Mimi. There with a distinct look was a boy with lacy like blond hair and gorgeous blue eyes that matched the color of the sea, somehow I knew it was him, but my faint sense could only reach so far.
"Hello young lady, you lost?" A weird man stood before me, I smiled and sat there,"No I'm fine." As I tried walking near the mysterious boy close by, but the weird man smirked and stopped me in my tracks. "Now now how bout comin' to my place?" He tried to grab me and so I tested this out to hope for the boy to come to my rescue, I sat there. My theory was correct as he was right then and there kicking the freaky old man to the floor.
"She said no, listen old fat pig!"
I smiled at him as I saw the symbol of a liquid blue tattoo lining his left arm."Hi there mister water person." He turned to me and blushed hard, falling to his butt. I looked at him and picked him up."You know I could have handle him myself, simply I tested you, and you pass!" He looked dumb-founded like I was nuts so I happily grabbed his arm and he blushed hard again."Your a shy one mister water, can you tell me your name so I can tell you the story of our past-selves."
He looked panicked and then blurted it out with a stutter,"M-Mic-Michael!" It was more like a yell but I smiled anyway." What a cute name! I will call you Micc for short~!" He looked at me with the gorgeous eyes that awed me.
"I see you found him Princess." I turned around and glared at Tetsu," Shut up I got to him first, you and Mimi took your sweet time getting here."
Mimi sat on the floor breathing hard," She used alot of her energy to reach here but we better fine the fire quickly before the enemy finds us." I huffed up and nodded, I kicked the floor again and was back in the air,"Where to Mimi?" She sat there for a moment,"East, two thousand kilometers." I smiled and looked at Micc,"Stay with Tetsu, he will protect you and tell you everything you need to know but be careful, I'll meet you tomorrow."
He sat there motionless confused and managed to gain a nod. I never realized that my now family would be attacked so soon.
CHAPTER 5: Four Years Ago (Tetsu Point of View)
I sat there as she flew away, annoyed again."She didn't tell you anything, sorry, she's a very stupid Princess." He looked at me and nodded,"I-it's fine, uhm my name is Michael." I smirked and picked up the now weak Mimi. "My name is Tetsu and this here is Mimi. I will explain everything while we are heading to the fire carrier." I slammed my foot on the ground and a giant rock grew out. Laying Mimi down I murmured with ease and slapped the rock," Sit!" He listened and the rock began to move extremely fast, I sighed and sat next to him and Mimi who was laying, still panting.
"I will tell you of what happen to Alice and I four years ago after we were attacked."
My mind carried the image as I told our story.
"Tetsu! Tetsu~! Look look at the pretty rock." Alice murmured with a playful tone, I sat near the bank of the water watching. "What a pretty rock Princess!" I smiled. It was such a beautiful day, I got up and walked close near where she was but then something flashed near my eyes and I ran to push her away. I turned to see a boy who smirked at me," Hello keeper of earth, we finally meet." I glared at him with anger as I held Alice close to me away from the boy. She looked scared and she began to cry, I got up and carried her away, to run. The boy followed us," You will hand me God's only princess!" I tried to go faster but fell landing on the ground and Alice yelped as she rolled hard hitting a tree. I stammered trying to get up but he got toward me and kicked me hard in the stomach and cackled." What a weak person you are, I can't even believe you were chosen by God himself!"
"Tetsu!" I gleamed over the crying Alice that I'd sworn to protect since I found her once more. She ran over to him and hit his side several times," Let him go, let my Tetsu go!" She screamed as she cried. "P-Princess, please run..." The boy turned and grabbed her arm," Seems your an easy catch!" I realized I needed to protect her, I begged the earth to please help me. It didn't listen to me, it creaked at me as if looking down at me, I screamed in my head, commanded it to listen! And as I did that, the boy flew at the tree and Alice was next to me."Y-you got power, I can sense it within you." He got up and smirked." I'm tired now, I'll find you and the princess in four years, if you can beat me by then, I will claim you worthy. remember my name! Kore!" And like that he vanished and Alice came stumbling toward me crying more and more. I got up and patted her head,"Please don't cry, see see, I'm fine."
Our lives changed due to that one boy that I could never forgive. Hell was breaking out and war was already unleashed, only thing left was the destruction in the Princess's heart and that would cause the end of the world... I couldn't allow it. Not now, not ever, I promised God and I will keep that bond strong!
But I never knew why, why did it happen so fast...
Chapter 6: Speed
Alice danced with a passion across the sky to find the fire element. She strongly was hoping to find this person soon... But what else could stop her till 'she' came!
A cackle rose in the air and I stumbled and stopped. I looked everywhere to find no one. "My my little princess, you shouldn't wander alone..." The cackle continued until something or someone touched my cheek with a soft brush and was then wrapped around a vibe in seconds.
I tried moving but struggled and I panicked! "Who's there?!"
She slowly stopped and walked to grab a lock of my hair, smelling and pressuring it on her lips. Her beauty was immaculate, soft silver eyes and dashing red hair.
" Why'd Lord Kore choose you, why WHY?!" She screamed as she pulled my hair, trying to rip it from my scalp. I gasped in pain and yelped.
She started laughing again," Satan chose ME! He slid in my dreams and perished them in one throb toward my mind! He whispered to me with every stab he took of my sanity!! I hoped for a savor..."
I looked inside her eyes and they were pained. I didn't want to see her like this so I stammered a question," w-what's your name?"
She grabbed my face and squeezed my cheeks. "You really want my name my birth mother gave me, who threw me into the arms of the devil! Who gave me this damned tattoo on my neck!!" She went quiet and then gripped and ripped again and I whimpered, she smiled. " My name is Juliet, you should realize that I am a subordinate of Satan's right hand man, the man who saved me from suiciding and retching this curse!"
She started to frown but then laugh like a mad man...
"How... Why?" I breathed my words carefully. She looked at me if I was questioning everything about her," I wanted to come and kill you so Kore would be MINE! So I decided to learn my powers and I learned well... Speed!" She pulled out a silver dagger and my eyes widen at the last second as she stabbed my tighten body! My stomach exploded with blood trickling and I screamed in pain. I tried to kick; tried to shove, I couldn't move. Then realizing that I've been paralyzed the moment she touched me, I could never move... Was I going to die?
She patted my cheeks and threw me down, " die and never return to this world you wench!!" I started to go unconscious, I cried but without seeing her, she caught me in a split second and I dozed out hearing the frustration of Juliet's cry of anger.
Chapter 7: Missing
I felt comfortable in the darkness, warmer then usual places and I felt calm. My eyes opened slowly and I sat up. The place was a small room with a soft touch.
" Ah! You woke up." A girl ran over to me and glistened her teeth. She was a mysterious looking, like walking in a cunning ninja world, soft brown eyes and black lacy hair braided down her back. She had herself a headband over her forehead and her clothing bright red.
" Where am I?" I mumbled a yawn and then jumped as I touched my stomach. My wound had vanished?! " Wha-?"
She smiled at me, and touched lip to eye, my tattoo glowed. " Milady it is a pleasure to meet you. I am Feng Tsu, fire, I am happy that your wounds healed." Her breath was hot and I knew I was safe.
I jumped up fast, " Where's Tetsu?! Has he arrived, him, Mimi, Micc?" She looked at me and then pain came across her face. My eyes widen and I ran to the door as fast as I could. Inside another room laid Mimi, I sighed a relief when no scratches were on her. " She hasn't woken up ever since I found her on the forest floor. I believe it's been 3 days since then. Whoever the other two are I haven't found yet..." My heart skipped a beat. I stared at the ground and my eyes welled up, Tetsu, Micc... I walked closer to Mimi's bed and touched her cheek. I finally rolled around and ran in Feng's arm balling," Tetsuuuu! I want Tetsu!" I cried hard... Soon I will meet him, soon...
Across another dimension a girl looks up to see a boy falling from the sky.
Chapter 8: Mystery (Hikari)
A girl that looked close to the age of sixteen with medium short brown hair and a loop sitting on her left side; with beautiful blue eyes... Her name is Hikari Tsuzumiya. She sits across on a bench, near the park, and only two blocks from home.
I mumbled to myself mad at my older sister as always. " Your never going to get a boyfriend, especially if you act like a guy most the time!"
I sighed and got up, looking toward the sky , something was falling. I squinted , jumping to a designated tree close by. I climbed higher and higher. The weird thing was coming toward me and I finally hesitated to jump and catch 'him'.
A beautiful boy I wasn't expecting to see... We both fell on the ground. I blushed as his head landed on my lap, squealing I pushed him off, waking him up.
" W-w-who're you?!" I squeaked my words, covering my skirt. He looked at me for a moment, grabbing his shoulder, and passing out again.
I looked to see blood strolling down his thin beautiful blue lines and I got the courage to grab him and carry him to my home, my sister was gonna have a cow.
" He fell from the sky Kyoko! I'm serious!!" I blankly looked at the boy sleeping in my bed, wrapped in bandages. Kyoko gave me a glare and sighed," whatever whatever! If you say that then it's true. I've never heard you lie to me once so why start now." She smiled at me and nudged my arm," he's a cutie though!"
I blushed and yelled at her," shut up sister! Where's your husband you have!" She just laughed as I fumed.
She left the room and I sat there alone looking at the detail of the beautiful blonde, soft baby face boy. Reaching out was only a temptation as I crested my fingertips slowly down the beautiful lines on his arm. He shuddered and woke up, I blushed and smiled," mor-ning~!" He looked at me and got up slowly. " Wh-where am I?" Whispering to me. My heart pounded as his gorgeous blue eyes looked at me, they were so beautiful that... Suddenly I blanked out and I don't remember what but I was sucked in something, collapsing as if I were sick to my stomach, my head exploding. I saw a girl kneeled to a bed and I was sent sorrow of waves, the mysterious boy next to me watching, his whisper clear," Alice..." My curiosity got the best of me and I touched his hand with a look of wonder and mystery..." Tell me your name." He was startled, but he gladly excepted my hands," Michael." I started crying as the sorrow I felt hit me. I began to lightly drift, then went unconscious the moment I said my name.
Chapter 9: New
I woke up in the arms of Michael and stared out of my sleep at his gorgeous eyes. Waking up fully and freaking out, I got up running to hide behind the nearest tree. " W-w-w-where am I?!" I yelped. He smiled at me. " I guess your in my world." He started laughing but frowned as he turned toward the cabin close by.
He began walking toward it and I ran over, grabbed his hand, and pulled him back. I shooked my head with madness and gave him a scared look. " Hikari it's fine... Alice is in there."
I gave him a look of confusion, my memory floated back and I started jetting to the cabin quickly. Slamming through I yelled out," anyone home?! Hellooooo??" Next second a dagger was next to my throat and I squeaked. " H-hold it..." Michael walked through and I had tears in my eyes of fear.
" Micc!!!" The cute little girl passed by me and I blushed at her beauty. She then tackled Michael and I fumed with rage. " P-princess!" He blushed and I cried again. The Girl with the dagger stepped away and smiled." Ah sorry I had to make sure the wench didn't just barge in our hideout." She was dumbfounded with a giggle. I just sat in horror, staggering, my mind rushing into the century of the normal world." M-Michael I wanna go home now!" I couldn't resist and I ran out. My hand was grabbed and I pulled," I wanna go home..." I turned, crying as I looked at Michael's face. Somehow his reaction got me and then the strange girl name Alice jumped on me." Please don't leave..." She sounded mournful and I sat there for a bit, twisting around I hugged her and softly mounted her." Just cry and let it out... You can tell me everything after that... All of you." I petted Alice's hair softly as she looked at me and tears welled. Somehow I knew we connected, this little girl and I...
From a long distance sat a boy in a jail cell with blood and bruises all over him. He looked up at the darkness in the small room and clapped to the earth but was shocked and paralyzed yet again. "Al-ice...." And he passed out again...
To be continued.
End of book 1...