It was the morning right after the big incident involving the whole world. It was supposed to be a big incident, but no news were stating about it and nothing showed up in social media regarding that issue. Most importantly, the neighborhood was too quiet, no damages, no casualties, and not even… sadness?
Ricky frowned while folding the laundries.
“Ricky, if you frown like that, the house spirits will get scared.” Noel stepped near while holding a laundry basket in his arms.
Ricky apologized to some house spirits that were trembling in fear of him. Noel sat on the carpeted floor near him and took out the laundries to fold. Then they both went silent except for the whirring sound of the washing machine inside the laundry room.
“Noel.” Ricky called and Noel glanced at him. “Am I that scary?”
Noel narrowed his eyes. “What’s with this sudden question?&rdq
Noel/RickyEvening quickly came by, yet they both still lazed around on the couch.Closing the novel book he read, Ricky apouted, “As I thought, you should really move into-”“I won’t.” Noel immediately cut in.The both of them sat still.“Ricky, there is something I would like to tell you.” Noel spoke after a long while of silence.“What is it?” Ricky who was leaning against the sofa now sat straight as he gave his full attention to Noel. Noel also sat straight, slightly hesitating his decision.“I...” He paused. “It is time for me to go, to leave earth and venture into a new world.”Ricky froze.In one moment, he looked as if he really wanted to oppose the idea; with him frowning and stuff, yet in the next moment, he fell into a deep thought.“…Go on then.”Noel blinked his eyes in confusion. For more solid ev
NoelNoel heaved a deep sigh after he opened his eyes.“Hm? Where is he?”He darted his eyes around, searching for Ricky.“Hey.” A voice said, and he turned around.Ricky was sitting on a fallen tree trunk while crossing his legs lazily. He was holding his smartphone that had flashlight turned on and on his lap, the stacks of books were placed with one book on the top being opened by Ricky.“Took you long enough. I had already finished five chapters into the book. I even have to use a flashlight because the forest it too dark!”Ricky ranted. Noel was only able to laugh. He understood where Ricky was coming from, being left alone in a scary looking place and all.“I’m sorry.” Noel saidRicky sighed and ruffled his hair.He then stood up and brushed any dirt and dust from his clothes, before walking near Noel and handed him the three books.“Here. Mi
Oberon (Noel)“Your majesty!”Izfar opened the door of the dressing room while yelling for Oberon’s name. Inside the room, the maids were fitting Noel—who had already returned to his original body—with some oriental clothes imbued with several enchantments.“Hey, Izfar. Long time no see.” Oberon grinned.Izfar showed a relieved look. “Welcome back.”“I’m back.”They both exchanged smiles.Unfortunately, they didn’t have time to sit down and have a talk as Oberon was preparing for protection ceremony by Madam Ruzka before he again departed into a new world.After wearing the full outfit for the ceremony, he headed to the main hall, where Madam Ruzka had awaited him.Chants of spells filled the hall, infusing a pool that was located at the middle of the hall with mana. Upon completion, the pool glowed with a bright, turquoise color. Without delay
(MIDNIGHT BASKING)(After having dinner and resting a bit in the tent)RickySomehow, Ricky couldn’t seem to fall asleep. Despite him, Noel and Adam who have had a little too much fun night trekking and frolicking around the area after they have their dinner that he should have felt tired by it, Ricky didn’t feel it, the sleepiness nor the fatigue.However, contrary to him, Adam is sleeping like a log beside him. The frequency of his snores is like begging for Ricky to clam his mouth shut and probably gave him a smack or two on his forehead. What a lass, disturbing people with his loud snores.There’s a reason as to why Ricky is slightly irked by Adam’s snores in particulr at that very moment. For Ricky, he doesn’t care that much if his friend snores, make a 720 degree roll until his t-shirt became a top tank, or even perform an acrobatic movement in sleep while having the legs smush everything in it&rsqu
Oberon In the darkness, a distant chiming bell became his guide. He wondered why was he in this condition—being suddenly trapped in the darkness that he had no knowledge of right after coming from another world—even so, his body—heavy and numb—felt very hard to move. Oberon laid still and let himself surrender to the darkness. It was black—everywhere—is black, yet it felt warm and gentle. A kind darkness if he may assume. He slowly regained his strength when he felt something soft and furry touching his forehead. Immediately after his strength completely came back to him, Oberon gradually opened his eyes. When his view is clear, Oberon saw someone unfamiliar above him was stroking his hair. It was a beastman, but from their build
RICKY’S POVI feel betrayed in many ways than one.No, seriously.If there are people outside there that wished to learn the basics of magic, without having even an ounce of Mana Reserve inside them, I advice you to quit.Even for me, who posses a huge amount of Mana, so huge that I can even restore my soulmate’s Mana Reserve to their fullest, can’t even handle my Mana very well.“Focus. I can sense your breath faltering.”A voice resounded in my mind, making it’s way through my eardrums and of course, completely destroying the last bit of focus that I have inside me. I heaved a huge exasperated sigh that sounded more like a grunt and glanced towards the sky in frustration.“Val! Look, I am trying my best to focus here. Can you at least be quiet?”“....I wouldn’t call it a focus if your thoughts wandered somewhere.”I gasped in surprise.“You&
RICKY’S POV “What the hell…?” I mumbled, reaching out my fingers to the floating sentence in front of me. It was untouchable, judging from my hands that went through the words like waving through air. If this sentence in front of me cannot be touched, then does that mean it was only in my mind? Scratching my hand that was bitten by mosquitoes, I fluttered my eyes several times, trying to make sure I was not hallucinating. The words really appeared in my mind. Soon after that, the words started to fade away—slightly different from the games because it faded like the shadows or your reflection on the surface of the water that wavered because of something touching the surface. I got up from the sofa—still glueing my eyes to the disappearing words—and turned around to the sliding door after the sentence had fully disappeared from my eyes. Still fazed, this hands of mine moved by itself, tugging the metallic door and sliding it close. The same was