Diary of the Last Shadow Reaper: The Quest for Revenge on the Reapers
By Samuel Clayton
I can’t believe it, I found one of my family members here in the city. The person in question was my sister Harmony. Unlike me she never needed a sword to bring out her ability. Her ability was unique among all of our clan. She had the ability to generate any sound from her voice. At first I didn’t recognize her, but she evidently recognized me because as soon as our eyes met she ran up and hugged me. The things that brought us to this place were similar except that instead of fighting the army she took the opportunity to escape that I provided.
When we were in the world of the living, after I decimated their army, the reapers retreated to a more secure location. She told me that while I had beaten the army the stealth core one by one assassinated the remaining numbers as they ran. Out of thousands hundreds survived. My sister was among the victims, but not as the cowards fleeing the enemy but standing her ground defending the clan.
Among the others that I met I met a tall strong young man named Lamar and a feminine, bookish boy named Yuki. I learned that in another day I will be going to class with this very group. Hopefully I can make allies out of the people I met today.
Classes proper began today. The first lessons are the barebones basics of being a reaper, things like spirit pressure, the swords, and flash step, etc. It was surprisingly boring.
The only concept I hadn’t heard about before then was the concept of “Aura” a concept in which most types of abilities are done. Put simply spiritual can be compared to water pressure in how the more pressure you have the faster the water can come out. If you cant put out enough Aura you cant fuel your swords released forms
Me and my friends heard something interesting today, apparently you can test out of certain items if you are talented enough in one of about five disciplines. Yuki recommended that we don’t but LaMar managed to convince him that it was ok. The plan so far is for my sister to master the spells, me to master swordsmanship, lamar to focus in flash-step and swordsmanship, and for Yuki to master his own sword when granted his own
so far the plan set months ago is working. So far as I can tell we are each at least two years ahead of our classmates. Today we went to get a tour of the 13 squads within the military. Today we went to the first through the sixth division.
The first division was the most impressive today. We all met the head captain and had a demonstration of exactly how powerful he is. Me and my sister were the only people to stay awake when he released his Aura.
During our tour of the second division we met the current head of the stealth core and got a lecture about the history of the second division. The third was not very interesting.
The fourth was the most interesting of the ones to this point. The closest way I could explain it is that it is similar to the things the churches did to help rich individuals when they were sick or injured. Yuki was entranced the entire time that the vice captain was giving a tour of the facilities. Not at her but in looking at how advance the. I think. Disappointingly we didn’t get to meet the captain because she was out helping the eleventh division recover from a run-in with a Hollow. Much like the third division the fifth and sixth divisions were completely uninteresting.
I am almost fearful of the tour of the eleventh division as the captain was the man who nearly killed me three months ago in the slums.
Well the dreaded day came and went. At first the day was going fine for the first three squads we visited, then we came to the 11th division. I didn’t even get through the front door before the captain greeted me. Everyone was shocked that he knew me but the shock wore of quickly after they heard the story about how I survived an encounter with this man. The truth coming out I became the center of attention for the remainder of the day and was forced to tell the story to the entire class at dinner.
The 12th division was very weird. First of all the vice-captain was very strange and my friend accidentally found an open door and heard about a group of people talking about a Nemuri managing to survive longer then before. When he asked the tour guide, the guide said that he obviously heard wrong and that no such experiment was being conducted.
today we were given a sword to put our power into to gain an ability. We also went to a training area to learn to fight Hollows. I was allowed to keep my sword because I already had one but Harmony, and all the others were given one. My team did well but the rest of the teams with my friends on them did a lot worse. Usually with my friend holding the entire team up with exemption to Yuki which was the first to fall and had to be brought to squad 4 be healed. Aside from that nothing else important happened.
The only person to better then me was our new friend Chrom. It seemed to me that he was moving unusually fast. Afterwards I saw him being yelled at by the instructor.
well, the day finally came, Graduation day. I am going to start with the good part. Yuki got assigned to squad 4 as his medical skills were top of their class. To be specific he got the 10th seat in the squad. My sister Harmony got assigned as third seat in squad 2 and given the specific job of being the interrogator for those who couldn’t be broken by traditional means. And LaMar and I, joy of all joys, got assigned to the one squad I didn’t want to be a part of, the 11th squad. The worst part of it all was the fact that I was given an officer position so I couldn’t ask to be re assigned. LaMar wanted to be part of the 12th division but was willing to accept the assignment. He will probably ask to be re assigned to the 12th division. I don’t know where Chrom was assigned but I would guess that he was assigned to the eighth division
We all agreed that we would, with the money gained during our time in the city, to buy up all the houses on one of the small streets. That way we could all be close together when we were not on assignment.