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Imma make myself clear:
Yuu, the in-game protagonist, and the Reader are not the same. They are two separate characters who appear in this story. But I will use for both gender-neutral pronounces.

But if you want to the Reader can be your OC too, since everything about the Reader/OC is something you decide upon.
We have the typical (Y/N) stuff going on for only the Reader/OC.
This Chapter is more of an...introduction.

I really have no idea where this trip of a story will go and what will happen. But I'm going to say that that Yuu/Reader won't happen
(I'm just trying to find out how these tags work -0-).
I will maybe let Yuu be forever single throughout the story or one of the other first years will be with them.
As I said I don't know what will happen here.

When it comes to Yuu I would say they have like one of these "normal" designs. Just short, black hair and the school uniform. When it comes to gender I will make them neutral so...it's up to you to think of them being a he/they/she.

The Reader, or if you want your OC, will to have neutral pronounces. But the looks are up to you to decide with these shortcuts:

(y/n)-your Name
(l/n)-last Name
(f/c)-favorite colour
(e/c)-eye colour
(e/s)-eye shape
(h/c)-hair colour
(h/l)-hair lenght

(s/c)-skin colour

I will always post them at the beginning.
So no need to memorize all now 0^0 (eventhough I believe people know them already since some are obsessed with reader inserts 0-0 I'm no exception).

If there are heavier topics appearing in the chapter I will make a warning at the beginning.

Smut will probably not happen cause I don't know how to write it T.T.
And if there is a pretty much... passionate scene to happen and could maybe end in a make out session I will probably skip it. Like it happened but...it's up to your imagination what happened there 0^0. You will only know that it happened and that is already next morning or something like that.

That's probably the end for now.
I will maybe post later a chapter here, with actually story material, but if you are still here reading this. Wow. Thanks.
I welcome you to a wild ride with no real regulated schedule and no real planned story line.
Thanks for reading

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So...yeah...uhm...that's a thing.

So imagine you were like eating your favorite food and watched a nice series. It's a nice sunny day but you decided to shut yourself in like the home goblin you are. But a friend wanted to go out with you today so you packed your bag with all your most important belongings like your phone, the charger of your phone (you can never be to sure about it), your ID card, keys from your home and a lot of more different small stuff. Basically your backpack was a mess but you are a master of chaos so it's no problem, eventhough you should maybe be concerned about all these new bacteria breeding in your bag. Like, holy moly there are things in this bag which you should maybe filter out. But yeah.

So you walked out the front door, all nice in comfy clothes, when all of a sudden you slip down that one god damn stair.
Just that one itty bitty stair.
'Ah yes. My own doom right infront of my own house. I guess I'll die here'
I guess I had a...normal life...?
Ok there were a lot of downs in my mental health care department cause surprise surprise b*tch. I never really cared about it until my friend tried to get me to a therapist.
But even they are...not that good doing but that is for another day.

So thinking back I had a pretty ok shut in life. Playing twisted wonderland to get these damn rare SSR Cards from my favorite characters, while not being tempted to spend real life money on it.

And just now all is black. That's the end I thought. But again a surprise awaited me. I hear screaming and smell smoke and thought 'Yep I'm in hell'. I was never surprised about it but still it's exiting.

"CAN SOMEONE GET THIS DAMN CAT UNDER CONTROLL?!?"

"I'm Grim! And I will become the greatest magician in this World!"

Screaming and running and more screaming and more running.
Wow even in death I have no peac-...GRIM?!
I think that this was the fastest, in my entire life, I woke up and just smashed, whatever held me captive, down. But that moment everyone just went silent.

"G...g...get o-of me human!", I heard a tiny voice say.

Rubbing my head slowly I retreat from my position of lying on this...lid from the box I were in and a small movement can be seen under it.
And then I saw it.
Grey fur, blue flames and that grin which is his signature.
Grim.

I was never one to show that much emotions or movement when I saw something I liked or adored. So basically my eyes where shining!
Well in my world they are shining.
Others probably though I death stared that little cat to death, as my big dark circles under my eyes easily show my sleep deprived nature.
I mean come one it's hard having so many series to watch and having almost no time. There is no time to sleep.
But yeah it resulted in an unhealthy life style.

Anyway Grim thought I would kill him so he ran towards the arms of the other human. I looked up and saw...well...Yuu. Black hair, the cult like robe and that...confused face, as they stare right back at me.
And I look at them.

No sound was heard in the Mirror chamber until a very loud and far to exited headmaster started to talk.

"Oh my, what do we have here! Who let their familiar come here? This is not something what should be at such a prestigious school, you know?"

"The Law of the Queen of hearts forbids cats and other animals in this place so off with their heads!"
Riddle almost yelled and pointed at Grim, Yuu and well myself.

Wait a minute.
"Ok, hold on there red head I'm not familiar in any sort of way with these guys."
I point out while looking at Yuu and Grim.
Riddle, being not used to any sort of nicknames, got quite red.
"H-how dare you call me l-like that??!"
"Huh? Sweety, listen I'm sleep deprived and got here without wanting it. If anybody should be allowed to complain than it's me."
My tone of voice did not allow any sort of back talking so I moved on.

"Well then if nobody will tell me who this cat belongs to we will just kick it out, I guess. But the student who came here with it can naturally stay, as I'm so gracious."
Gracious my ass.

So without further ado the typical "tell the Mirror your name and you get into a dorm"-thing starts. Still being quite confused as to why I am here, since Yuu is here, I start to look around.
Yes, almost all the dorm Leaders are here, except for Malleus as he is like always forgotten.
But instead I see Lilia! And he saw me too and that was a very awkward look exchange so I just looked away.

Out of nowhere Yuu approaches me.
"Uhm...hey..? I wanted to thank you and ask you if you know anything that is going to happen here...maybe..?"
'Oh boy, I know far to much but will I tell you anything? No. Suffer just how you were destined to do.'
"Nope, I have no idea either. Still think we are about to be sacrificed by some sort of cult."

Quite shocked about my straightforward and blunt answer Yuu stutters a thank you and just then stands by my side quietly.
When are they going to be finish-

"And now you two! Come on I don't care who will go! Just do it!", I just heard Crowly awfully close from behind me.
"U-uhm sir...? We don't quite understand what you mean with our turn."
"It's simple. Just go to the Mirror, say your name and you get assigned to a dorm."
"But..."

Will I take the embarrassment of being called out first as magicless or discover I have secret magic abilities?
Maybe.
Do these two get on my nerves?
Yes.

"God damn if you don't want to than I go."
And quite pissed I stand before the Mirror.
I can just feel the piercing looks of all the people in this room.

'Damn just like in school when you would come in late for minutes and everyone thought you died and wouldn't make it.'

"State thy name."
"(Y/N) (L/N)."
...
...
...
...
...
Silence. The mirror still doesn't answer.
"I don't know."
Schock on everyone's faces.
Well exept my own so I wait for the rest of the talk.
"What do you mean with you don't know? Explain yourself, Mirror!"
"This soul is empty and just a void without anything. I can't sense any magic here..."
Small laughs and giggles could be heard behind you.
"A magicless student...this school has seen better days...chitter chatter.."
Ugh, that is annoying.
"But..."
Silence again.

"This one...is far more better then anybody here. A true empty soul with a far more bigger power than anybody elses."

What...the...hell? I mean ok. Ok, call me out on my empty soul, I can relate to that, but what power.

I started to look around and saw various faces. Some with envy, mainly pomefiore students, some with greed, Octavinelle I see you there, and some with just plain curiosity, like Lilia from Diasomnia.

God, these Dorm Leaders look like they will either kill or use me.
Vil definitely wants to squish me under his heel.
Yes, definitely.
And Azul looks like he hit a Jackpot or something.
Kalim is just pure curiosity while Lilia is more scary curiosity.
Idia is unknown cause only his floating pad is here, gotta get one of those so that I don't need to talk to people, and Riddle just stands there.
Leona is kinda interested but he is just looking away again.

Thanks for your...weird judging of me.
As if I am a criminal in a court or something.

"W-well a magicless student who should be better than those with magic? We will see, I guess. Now dear last student, go to the Mirror."
Crowley is definitely sweating under the mask.

I go back to my previous spot, with far to many eyes following me, and give Yuu a small pat on the shoulder.
"Don't worry, you can do it. If something happens blame me."
"That...is not needed. I promise."
They go to the Mirror and me to my previous place.

And as you know the story, Yuu is considered magicless too.
But they do not get any cool mysterious extra lines like I did.
So more just laugh at them.

They come back to me and the chatter gets louder.
"Hey, Yuu? Mind closing your ears?"
"Huh? Why?"
"Cause I'm going to yell at these assholes if they don't shut up."
I responded loud enough for everyone to hear.

Silence appeared again and I turnded to the headmaster.

"Well then Headmaster Crowley, what will you do?"

Chapter Text

As I have my bagpack with me I had some sort of ID Stuff and my phone. Nice.
So, after a lot of going here and there and trying to figure out how all happened and how we could go home, and me wanting food, we decided to rest as it is already very late.
Don't want to meet some shady eel twins doing something illegal out here.

I was excited to see this dorm, as it is the home of our dear protagonist.
But...ho my god...I hate to say it but I didn't except to see how really badly this dorm looks like. Like you can't call this a home for magicless humans to live in, if we consider human rights.
Do human rights exist here? I bet yes,but the headmaster probably ignores them.

"Now then my dear magicless students,this will be your place to reside in as I can't just let you die due to coldness outside! Ah, I am so gracious aren't I?"
Is this a serious question or is he purposely mocking me? This is the biggest and definitly most ugliest barn of shit I have ever seen! Not even the game let's it look THAT bad. I die due to fucking sickness, infections or accidents in there than some small coldness outside!

Yuu seems to notice how I'am about to explode.
"S-sure...you are so gracious Headmaster Crowley", they mutter out very quite"It would be nice if we could rest now and talk about the details tomorrow?"
"Sure sure my dear magicless students! Rest now and tomorrow we will figure something out!"

The Headmaster then finally leaves and I let out a breath I didn't knew I held.
"You good?"
"Yeah, sure. I just hope we don't die in this barn. It reeks of instability and being abandoned for years."
Should I make a joke about possible ghosts? Nah.

Yuu and I go to the dorm and I swear the door is about to fall of it's door frame.
"It seems the Headmaster is truly gracious...like about his money."
Wow Yuu, never knew you could be more than a passive existing person. But that is nice. A sassy (Y/N) and a Yuu with personality. Nice.

[Due to a stressed Author, who had an energy rush to write, we skip to the moment of the next day.
Grim is now in our dorm too and naturally the ghosts. ]

I wake up.
Pain in the back.
Almost died. 
Hungry und stressed.
Go down Into the living room.
See Yuu.
Fall onto the couch beside them.
Groan.

"So, how bad was your sleep?"
Groan.
"Ah. I see."
Annoyed stare at Yuu.
"The Headmaster came by and brought us some fo-"
And I run into the kitchen. Nothing is better then food. You can fight me about it, if you dare.
But what do I see when I enter the kitchen? Grim barging in the food!
"Hey."
"Hey!"
"HEY!"
"Whoa!"

Now Grim reacts to me! God damn this cat will be my death.
And not for being to dumb but because he will eat all my food before me!

"You know you don't live alone here! I didn't had food for far to long and you won't get all of it before me!"
"And you should never interrupt Grim the Great Magician!"
"Oh?! Well you know what I can do?"
"What?"
"This!"
I took him and yeeted him out of the kitchen window.
"Au!"
Crashing and rustling sounds are being heard.
Ha, never stand between me and my food.

"What happened??"
"Survival of the fittest, that happened."
Yuu run to the window and looked out.
Me, the true watcher I am, starts to eat the first random box of probably magical food and just stares at Yuu.
They run out of the dorm to get Grim back inside.

After these two are back I look at them and say:
"Hey, see it positiv. If this food is poisoned or far behind it's fresh date I die first."
"What is wrong with you?"
"Hon, it's a lot trust me."
They don't need to know how mentally wrecked l am.

Knock, Knock.

The moment it knocks I go to the door, with Yuu and Grim behind me, and a far to happy Headmaster greets us.
"Well, good morning my dear magicless students. I'm back with some news for you."
"And these were which one?", asks Yuu.
"That we can't stay here for free till you find a solution on how we can get back home?", I blurted out.
Ups. Story getting mixed up here.
Crowley just stares at me with wide open eyes and then looks to the side.
"Y-yes, that is what it is. But I can't let you starve to death so you three will be working here as handymen!"
True shock from my duo behind me and fake suprise from me.
Come on, guys. Don't be so dumb. There is nothing free in this world.

"Do we get at least some work clothes? Working in cult robes is kinda annoying."
"Well, sure I guess."
And this man just did a snap with his finger and we had some comfy clothes for work.
Nice.

 

So, anyway.
We are right now at the Statues of the great seven or how I like to call it the disney villians Broadway. Only the good old classic ones. Seriously, Ursula was the coolest. That scheming personality and her non-typical looks are the best. But Scar too was great, as he is just pure good evil. The evil Queen and Maleficent are just fabulous Queens, the other one more edgier than the other. Hades is best boy. He is the king of Sass and that is why he is best boy. I don't like Jafar and the Queen of hearts that much, don't know why. It's as if something is missing, when it comes to them.

But anyway.
The drama is about to begin and I really want to see how they pulverize the statue of the Queen of hearts.

"Hey, aren't you two the magicless students?"
Oh.My.God.
Ace is here. Finally time for drama.
"Yes, how may we he-"
Not today, Yuu. Not today.
"Why asking? Aren't you one of the other first-year students, little heart. Shouldn't you be in class?"
God, annoying people. I missed it.

Yuu only threw me a very shocked look, which afterwards turned into a "don't even dare"- look.
I just grinned back.

"Humph. And so what? At least I am allowed to do real magic school stuff, like...like..alchemy!"
"Which you can learn even without magic? Don't make me laugh, little boy."
Ace was clearly pissed that his plan of ruining our day didn't went the way he wanted. Well,I never cared about it in the first place.
'But we still need to bring the story to roll how it should...'

"HEY! Don't you think you can do all this magic stuff without me! Grim, the greatist magician ever!"
Well, that was easy.
"Oh, that fire throwing cat. You are even uglier the more and closer I look at you!"
"How dare you!!?"

And Grim shot fire at him.
Yeah, that is the good stuff, right there.
A hand is placed on my shoulder from behind.
"Hey (Y/N), shouldn't we stop them before something bad happens?"
"Nah. Grim needs to learn on how to solve his own problems alone."
You are about to go through so much stuff.
Well, time to leave the scene.

"I gotta go to the toilet."
"What? Wait! You can't leave me here!", was the last thing I hear in the distance from Yuu.
I hide behind a corner and watch the crowd from a safe distance. Once the Statue of the Queen of hearts is pulverized I give myself a silent 'yes' and go for a walk away. Gotta let the story form itself.
And that means I'm not getting expelled, since I have still a lot of annoying to do.

But I can't help this feeling of being watched.
Like that when you go up the stairs from your basement and once you turn off the lights you feel as if a literal demon is behind you.
That kind of feeling.

"Huh, neat. A food vending machine. And here I thought that I won't find a-"
No. It can't be.
"THAT ARE All THINGS I DON'T KNOW!"
I just stare into this vending machine with far to much hunger and pain.
Yes, I am having an existential crisis...over food.

I won't taste new things. It could be a waste of money and this poor excuse of a Headmaster did not give us enough! These prices are huge! Not all are rich kids, you know?

"Be dommed, Headmaster..."
"Oya, is there a problem, oh so powerful and magicless (Y/N) (L /N)?"
"Little fish is having problems, right?~"

Oh no.
I can feel, no, see two extreme tall shadows leaning over me.
And I don't like it.

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There are times in life, where you know you fucked up. If it is bad or really really bad doesn't matter. You just know it.
But I never knew I could fuck up so badly to meet the two worst people on my first day.

'They aren't even supposed to appaer yet!'

Slowly I turn around to see the Leech Twins, Jade and Floyd.

'God damn are they tall.'

I try to lean on the vending machine, all cool and relaxed, while my face was probably a mix of 'please don't eat me' and 'heyyyyyy?'.

"Hi. Jade and Floyd Leech, I assume?"
"Oh? So you know our names already?"
"Well, there seem to be rumours about you. Your looks quite gave you away...?"
This is the badest excuse ever.

I still want to live!
Out of nowhere they both hold me between themselfes with each holding one of my arm.
Jade, the gentleman he fakes to be, holds my arm quite light but with a threatening look in his fake smile.
Floyd on the other hand almost crushes my god damn arm!
Boy! I want to live!

"We would like to talk with you, for a small bit."
"And 'we' means Azul, too~."
"It would be very good for you to cooperate with us."
"Y-eah... sure..."
l am so fucked.

These two assholes lead me to the Teleport Chamber, or however it is called, while Floyd talks my ear off.
On the way there I see Yuu, Grim and Ace with the Headmaster Crowley going into his office. I throw Yuu a 'l am sorry' - expression and they just look tired back at me.

They proceed to drag me to the Octavinell mirror.
'I need to stop it, somehow!'
"Our prefect Azul would like to talk to you about a potential contract."
"Azul-chan seems so eager to meet little fish-chan. I wonder why?~"

I hate this atmosphere. These two have definitly the upper hand here.
I need to get away.
Now.
"So. Guys. Twins. Can I say something before we go?"
"Huh? What does little fish-chan want from us?"
Jade just looks curious at me as if I tell him one of my greatest weaknesses.

"Uhm...so...hehe...it is kinda embarrasing but..."
These two just leen more into my face and ho my god do i hate it.
I will probably be embarrassed for the rest of my life but I need an excuse to not go with them.
"I am going to vomit."
Huh?
"In seconds, to be clear, if can't go to the toilet now."

These two backed up and looked at me with suspicion.
BUT.
The magic food from today morning does not get along with my body that good.
So.
I'm not even lying.

"Fish-chan just wants to flee from us~!"
"I'm sorry but we can't let you go now."
"Ok you two shady mereels, if you don't want me to vomit onto your shoes, then let me go."
They started to discuss what to do now!
Oh, fuck it.

I run to the toilet, which was the first thing I memorised here, and smash the door to the room and stall open.
I vomit the hell out of myself and sense some presence behind me.

"It seems fish-chan was not lying..."
"Oh, you poor thing."
Omg, shut up. Let me die in piece.
"Let us help you."

Shortly after talking I feel a hand on my back slowly strocking up and down.
'These two just want a favor.'
I could sense it.

"Is fish-chan sick~?"
'Sick of you.'

And another wave of dread came over me and I vomit again.

After some minutes of vomiting and panicked breathing Jade gives me a glass of water.
"Don't worry. It's not poisoned. Seeing you right know, I guess you kinda got poisoned somehow before,"
"He..he...fucking food from the headmaster."
I slowly drink the water with shaky hands.
God, water is a blessing.

"Do we bring fish-chan to Azul-chan or not~?"
"I guess we can do that later. We want to talk to a healthy (Y/N), am I right?", he smiled towards Floyd who just grins, showing his row of sharp teeth.
"Sure sure, Jade. I'm going to squeeze a healthy (Y/N)-chan and make them talk~."
They both look down at me and I swear they both grin like two devils.
And why did Floyd said my name that evil? I want my nickname back.

I'm going to just curl up into a ball and die.
But now I have a reason to stay away from the meet-up between Ace,Yuu, Grim and Deuce.
The chandelier accident will happen, then the mine and the friendship will start.

"We will help you get home, at least."
And up I go onto Jades shoulder.
"You know, if you carry me like that I vomit onto your back."
"You prefer in arms then?"
"Nah. I'm no little princess."
"Well, then don't complain."
"Awww, I wanted to carry fish-chan~."

And now, on Jades shoulder, I am getting carried home.
After some time we arrive there, with a lot of weird faces following me.
Some just run to the side others stare terrified at me.

Yeah yeah i'm fucked, nothing new.

Arriving at the Ramshackle Dorm, Jade puts me infront of the door down.
"I hope you get well soon. We really would like to talk with you."
"Ok, shady boy. I know you want your favor, from when you kinda helped me, so I know that I have no free will about that matter. Thats why don't make it sound as if I have a choice about the talk."
They both look surprised at me but just grin then.
I hate these sharp teeth. They are terrifying.

"Well if we look at it like that, then I request your presence on behalf of Azul once you get healthy."
"Yes! The first thing you do, once you get healthy, is to see us, fish-chan~."
I guess I have no choice? My luck is terrible.

"Y-yes...sure. But I have one request!"
I need a warm soup to calm down my body. And I will definitly not touch the food from the Headmaster.
"Which is what~?"

"Can I get some warm and fresh soup to caIm my body down? This household has nothing for me, which doesn't make me vomit. If we want to meet up fast then some light and warm food would do the trick."
I'm a god at begging for food.
I almost never made myself food for school, so I had to beg.

"That seems logical. Well then, I will bring some food later or Floyd. But do you have any money on yourself."
I just look at him with crushed hopes.
"Do you accept food exchange? You can have some of the stuff I can't eat."
"That would be nice but Azul-chan is the one buying and controlling everything regarding food~."
"How about we talk about this later? At the Mostro Lounge? Where we can talk in peace."
These assholes really want a favor.
"Ok. Then till later to one of you two."
"Very well. Till the next time."
"Bye, fish-chan ~!!!"

Jade bows down slightly and Floyd just walks to the exit and waves back.
I get inside and slide down the door.
Face in my hands and I just scream into them.
Yuu heard this and comes to me with an equally annoyed face.

"What happened to you?"
"To much. And you?"
"As well to much."
"Wanna talk in the living room?"
"Sure."

So we walk there and start talking. Grim is already sleeping and I retell the most embarassing first meet-up with the twins and how probably the food is poisoned.
Yuu said, that nothing happened to them but they felt a little bit sick.
Yeah, probably food poisoning.

A little bit later Jade shows up with some food, saying Azul doesn't know about the food but about the accident.
I thank him and he leaves.
Luckily, it's enough for Yuu and myself so we feast tonight on soup.

This night I had a pleasant night without any further ados and my body was able to recover a little bit.

 

[In the middle of the night]

I wake up because of some noise coming from the outside.
'God, body! Sleep already!'
I can sleep trough everything but when I'm sick I'm sensitive towards every sort of noise.

I slowly stand up, put on some slippers I found and my cult robe, because it's the only long and warm coat I have.
I step outside, trying to be quite as possible.
I stop at the Mirror and see just how messed up I look.
Messy (h/l) (h/c) hair, deep dark circles under the eyes and extreme pale skin.

"I hope I get better.", I mutter under my breath and step outside.

Everywhere cold white snow.
I take a deep breath and slowly walk to the gate.
Suddenly the well known green fireflys appaer and shortly after I hear a deep and soothing voice.

"Oh, a child of men. I thought this building was abandoned."
Malleus.
Nice.
Seeing me in my worst state.
"But by the looks of yourself you seem as if your time will soon come."
"Thanks, horny boy. I know that I'm sick and look like a fucking corpse."
Two days here and already sick. I hate myself.

Surprised by my blunt and direct approach he looks at me with big eyes but then smiles a bit.

"Well, I'm sorry to hear that you are in a state of a sickness, child of men. May I ask your name?"
I lean back at the fence, close my eyes and just take in the coldness.
"(Y/N) (L/N). Nice to meet you too, Malleus."
After hearing his name he looks quite disappointed.
"I already wondered when you would appaer. You always come here during night time to appreciate the gargoyles, am I right?"
"How did you know? Didn't you appaerd only two days ago? Beside aren't you one of the two magicless students?"
"Yes, I know that I'm magicless! No need to remind me."
Yes, I sound annoyed. I'm sorry but I'm just to tired and sick to care about my tone of voice.

"I-i am sorry, Mal. Is Mal ok? I just got sick after some food poisoning and I can't sleep and I just...ARFARGAF."
Having a breakdown on our first meeting. Nice.

He just looks at me and puts his hand on my head.
"Then you shall go and rest, child of men. And yes, Mal is OK. I hope we can talk on another night again. But maybe if you feel better by then."

He randomly dissappears and I'm left alone.
I suddenly want to sleep and instantly go to bed.
'He probably put some spell on me...but I'm OK with that...'

Once I fall onto my bed I instantly fall asleep.

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I knew how badly you can feel after waking up, when you'r sick nonetheless.
But this magic food did nothing good to me.
The moment I woke up I thought I die.
It was the moment to perish.

I small crack in the door opens und Yuu enters it.
"Hey...", they speak softly, "should I say the Headmaster that you are sick?"
I just nod and they leave my room.
God, Yuu is to nice and good.

A bit later, which seemed like an eternity of suffering, I hear a soft knock on my door.
Yuu comes in with a bowl of soup and who seems like the nurse/doctor of this school.
"I brought you some non-magical warm soup ( Y/N). The nurse/doctor is here to check on you too."
"T-thanks..."
Is the only manageable word I can say.

After a quick check-up the nurse/doctor tells me that I got food poisoning.
Well for some food poisoning I feel as if I'm dying.

"Is there anybody who could help or take care of you?"
I desperatly look at Yuu but they shake their head, disapproving my look.
"N...no..."
"That is a problem. As I have other students to attend to, as there was a fight or something, I will look for someone to watch over you."
The nurse/doctor stands up and gives me some normal medicine, meaning non-magical one, and explains how to use it.
Just in case, Yuu listens to it too and then the nurse/doctor dissapears.
They leave me later on alone as they need to wash the windows now.

I go back to sleep and just hope I don't die.

About 2 hours later someone rings at the door.
I somehow stand up, somehow put my blanket over me and go to the door.
This takes me about 10 minutes alone and whoever is at the door just destroys the door bell almost.
'Can you please shut up?'

I slowly open the door and almost die because of the light.
"Ok, I don't care who you are or what you are but you better explain yourself!"
"You are supposed to be the famous (Y/N) (L/N)? Don't make me laugh."
I must say my current state of looks is not that...pleasent.
I look like a fresh borne baby bird.
But not that fluffy one but that wet and sticky one.

I slowly open my eyes even more and see Vil standing here.
Rook was actually not with him.
He looks down at me and just looks disgusted.
Like the Queen he is he just enters the dorm past me.
"I didn't except you in such a state...that is just embarrassing."
"I'm sorry Mister Arrogant but i'm sick. Food poisoning to be precise."
"And so what? At least put on some make-up to look somehow acceptable."
"Well I want to RECOVER, not be a stylish corpse. Besides I have no money here and I'm searching for a part-time job to at least buy food, which doesn't kill me!"
Not impressed but rather annoyed he looks at me and fucking cat-walks into my direction.
"Then recover fast and go working."
"Why are you even here?!"
"I'm here to deliver food! The cafeteria staff asked me as I was just there by chance. Beside Mister Crewel will come by and kinda look after you, I guess."

Wait.
Mister hot-oh-teacher, who is husbando/dom/daddy material and has a potential dog-kink?
Gimme.
Give him to me.
I live in horny jail so let me be.
But I'm going to act suprised.

"Who? I don't know him."
"You will see. I bet he will be disguested like me. He is extremly...sensitive about his looks and especially his fur-coat."
I know.
"Farewell, little potato."
And he is gone. But a box of food is on this chair.
Well let's hope it won't kill me.

It actually did not killed me.
But I still feel bad and just go to sleep.

Later I feel someone poking me with a stick like thing.
I slowly emerge from my slumber and see the man of dreams.
'I feel so horny.'

"Stop...it ..."
"A little puppy being sick on their first days. What a pity. And it's the Headmasters fault too."
"Can you stop poking me?"
"Well, how should I else wake up a sick little puppy? Before we start with your treatment you need to get clean", he says and opens the curtains, or what remains of it lasted.

"Ugh! Close them! "
"No, puppy. We will get you clean so tell me where your bath is."

Wait wait wait!
Is he going to wash me?!
"You will wash yourself while I prepare the medicine."
"Uhm...Mister Crewel-"
"Master or Sensei.", not today bitch.
"Mister Crewel we have no running water here."
His eyebrow starts to twitch and he slams his stick onto the next table.
"This...this cheap excuse of a Headmaster! Making me do things I'm not paid and qualified for and not even giving the nessacities to work with!", he screams.

I hide more in my blanket and close my eyes.
"S...sorry...", I mutter out with my sore voice.
He exhales loudly and then turns to me.
"All ok. I can't let one of my puppies die, which were assigned to me. My job record would get a huge gap I can't afford."
Ah. His job record or something...nice.

"Can you walk, pup?"
"If I could walk I would have run away from here."
"Tse...well then. I will prepare the medicin in the kitchen and clear your water problem. Rest till later.", he finishes and walks out of the room.
He was actually quite and didn't slam the door shut.

30 minutes later.
A disgusting stench of something is right infront of my face and I almost fall out of my bed.
A look of horror and fear is on my face.
"Do not fear, little pup. I created it myself. It is high quality and heals you in at least 30 minutes fully."
As promising as it sounds it is always the smell or taste which determines everything.

He hands me the bottle and I first sniff on it.
.
.
.
.
.
This smell.
If I didn't had the food poisoning going on this would have killed me.
The asshole I am throws it back at him.
Mister Crewel almost manages to catch it, since he didn't expected this to happen.
"Wha-!?
I roll into my blanket, shut my mouth and stare deadly at him.
"Drink this, little pup! Take it yourself or I make you drink it!"
He shoves that 'medicin' of disgusted and doom into my face but I mange to stay resistant.

After about 2 minutes Mister Crewel loses his patience and forcefully grabs me.
"Listen here, you little sh-pup. If I get a death count on my perfect job record I will make sure to drag your soul out of hell and kill it again! So drink this shit and drink all of it or die like the disgusting creature you are!"
Wow.
Didn't need to get that hardcore aggressive.
I slowly take the medicin and just drink it in one go.
'Yeah. Smells like shit and tastes like shit.'
But I could feel my body becoming lighter and well...healthier?

Mister Crewel sighs loudly and starts to go for the door.
"So, sleep or rest now and no hard or big activities. The healing process should start about now."
And he leaves.
That is one sort of experience.
I stay in bed but don't fall asleep. But the medicine in actually heals me completly and I am able to walk around.
I go into the bathroom and the water actually starts to work.
I search for a towel and some clothes, which I luckily find, and start to shower.
"Showers feel so good..."
I missed it.
Since I am clearly awake I start to clean this place a bit after showering.

With the money from the Headmaster I go to Sam's, to hopefully get some normal food, and afterwards back to the dorm.
But I accidently buy to much, which is why I'm stuck infront of the store.
That it is heavy is not the problem. It's just the amount which is the problem.
Starting to think of possible ways to transport all of the food, and especially the canned tuna for Grim, someone taps me on the shoulder.

"Didn't fish-chan promised to meet up with us first after being fully healed again~?"
Oh, come on.
I turn around and see actually only Floyd.
"Oh. Hey, Floyd. I'm sorry but I recently healed. Mister Crewel made me a potion and now I'm buying food, which won't hopefully poison me."
"Ooooh. But you need to come to us afterwards~!", he whines and comes closer.
He starts to walk closer but I know the trick! Capturing me between himself and the wall won't work!
"We make sure to not make you overwork yourself~!"
Ok, not going back was a mistake. Now I'm pressed against him and we are practically body on body contact.
I look up and stare him dead in the eye.
"I come immediately with you, if you help me transport the food to my dorm."
He blinks and then looks at the food I bought.
"Ok~!"
He goes past me and takes all the food at once.
"W-wait I can take some too!"
"But then we would be to slow! I can carry all of it so you can focus on keeping up with me~!"
And off he goes.
Oh, he is fast.

Arriving at the dorm out of breath I quickly put everything away, with a Floyd in the back annoying me to go faster, and go with him to the Octavinell dorm.
'Yuu should be at the chandelier no-'

BOOM

'Ah, there it is.'
But Floyd didn't seem to mind and even grabbed my arm, so I don't slack off.

We arrive in the Octavinelle dorm and get greeted by a smiling Jade who bows slightly down.
"Welcome (Y/N) - san. Our prefect Azul awaits your arrival."
That's one way to make someone afraid.

While walking to the Mostro Lounge I look around and only now realise that we are practically underwater.
It's amazing how perfectly everything fits together.
But the Mostro Lounge.
It's so cool.
The low jazz music in the background, the dimmed lights and let's not forget this giant ass aquarium!
Noticing my obvious amazed self both eels chuckle.
"You know (Y/N) - san. We did not forget-"
"How you called us two shady mereels~."
'Fuck.'
"Since you are here since about 3 days you can't know that much."
"So fish-chan either heard a rumor like you said or you know some things about...", they both came awfully close to my ear, "the people here~."
A shiver run down my spine and I could feel both their breaths at my ear.
Time to make a fool out of myself, so that I don't die.

"You know...
that was kinda hot."

Silence.

 

I'm so disappointed in myself.
Both Twins just laughed but held me even thighter then before.
Now they just dragged me to Azul.
I guess time to be tortured.
Unless I can prove myself worthy.

Chapter Text

Sitting down in the V.I.P. Room, meaning Azuls office, I nervously look around and in the end at Azul himself.
This motherfucker grins at me and folds his arms.
"Welcome, (Y/N). I'm excited to see you. I-"
"Ok, cut the crap, Azul. You just want something from me, I can feel it."
He looks suprised first but grins more afterwards.
"Good. I'm gonna be short: You seem to have information on others, which I clearly want. l offer you a deal. You give me informations when needed and I pay you, depending on how valuable it is."
I lean back into the couch, and may I say that this thing is soft as hell?
"Oya, I heard you are quite short on money... thanks to the Headmaster.", says one twin from the right.
"Easy money for fish-chan! Super convenient~.",explains the other from my left.
They really now what they are doing.
But I need to stay resistent.

"It sounds nice but no."
All three look suprised at me.
Azul rises from his seat and walks towards me.
"But ... you can have money...more money for some words! It's so easy!", he explains and sits beside me.
The twins sit each on one couch arm and look at me.
'I see, they are caging me. Closing any possible escape routes for me.'

"I thought fish-chan was friends with us!"
"Being one of our acquaintances can give you a lot of benefits, (Y/N)-san."
'And a lot of problems.'

"Ok, guys stop right there. Trying to seduce me with words and closing possible escape routes is a weird tactic. Let me show you how it goes."

Becoming a fool to escape... again.
Eventhough it's clear that it never worked that well.

"Sorry, Azul. You will be my victim in this example."
"Huh?"
I just grab his thigh and he gives of a loud and high screech noise.
Not being used to any physical contacts from strangers he becomes red and tries to scramble away.
But I grab his thigh really hard.
I'm sorry but he and the twins definitly have something going on.
At least sexually.
So that shouldn't do that much.

"W-w-what are y-you doing?!!!"
"Making my way down town."
"What?!"
"Come on, you and the twins at least fucked once, I know it. I can sense a bottom bitch miles away."
I could hear Floyd laughing out loud and Jade chuckling. Azul however was not fond of it and was just a red mess.

'Now is my chance.'
I jump over the couch and run for the door.
I manage to get out and run to the teleport mirror.
Somehow I got away but probably because no one followed me.

I just run and crash into another person.
"Ow! Young people these days just rush around."
Lilia!
I look into the face of the small Fae and smile nervously.
"Uhum... sorry Mister Vanrough. I'm kinda running away from...potential killers."
"Oh my, so polite no need for formalities. Aren't you that one magicless student? My my, let me help you get away from them."
He gives me a flashy smile, showing his sharp teeth, and points at two figures speed walking towards me.

"Fish-chan~!! Don't leave us yet! It's so much more fun with you~."
"It would be good for you to cooperate with us, (Y/N)-san."

Panicking I look at Lilia and he just grabs my hand and teleports us away.

Opening my eyes I see a dark gloomy room with green flames everywhere.
"Are we ...?"
"In the Dinsomnia dorm? Yes, we are."
Lilia drops onto one of the many couches and so do I.
"Fuck."
"Is something. (Y/N)-chan?"
"These couches are so soft and nice ..."
"Well as the crown prince of the Valley of Thorns resides here it's quite luxurious. But I would say that Pomefiore is even more luxurious because of the dorm head Vil."
I know that very well.

"I'm just going to relax ...for... a bit..."
All the running plus my sickness from today morning, which healed only resently, made me extremly tired.
And so I fade into the dream world.

Time passes by und I can feel someone shaking me awake.
I mumble something along "5 more minutes ...please..." before I feel a hot breath near my ear.
"It's time to wake up ... it's already morning..."
I slowly open my eyes und see a horned shadow looming over me.
"Morning... Mal...", I somehow respond and stretch myself.
"Good day, (Y/N) - san. I hope you had a good rest."

Wait! He lied! It's in the middle of the day!

Emerging from my slumber I feel a soft blanket over me and see three other faces.
1.Lilia humming softly, while reading, 
2. Silver sleeping on another couch and
3. Sebek holding back the urge to kill me.

After seeing me awake Sebek approaches me with big steps and holds me by my collar.
"How dare you, human?! How can you just fall asleep without the permission from Malleus-sama?!"
Me, being sleep drunk, just stare at him.
"Sebek, calm down. (Y/N)-chan is our guest and a good friend of Malleus, how it seems."
Sebek slowly let's me go but death stares me at the same time.
Oh, crocodile boy.

I put the blanket over me and stand up.
Slowly approaching Malleus he turns around and Iooks at me.
'This boy needs some love.'
I hug him with the blanket now around us and smile at him.
He is tall, alright? It's not easy to reach him.

Sebek just gasps and looks with shooked eyes in our direction.

The perfect ignorant person I am I look up at Malleus and smile.
"You are a cool dude and thanks for letting me sleep here. But I have a question."
He blinks several times at me but then nods.
"As a prince you probably have a lot of blankets. So, you wouldn't mind giving me two old ones you don't need anymore? I'm right now on a stuff getting tour so don't worry, you are not my only victim."
"Well, I certainly can hand some old ones over but...what can you offer back?"
He slightly pats my head and I immediately answer:
"I can offer my friendship to you as I know you are feared by most. So a good friend would always be good a helper. "

I was certain he would say no but the lonely person he is he agrees.
"Well, then I shall accept your offer, child of men. I will give you two blankets on the way back. But I have some questions for you so..."
"Sure I can answer them!"
"Thank you, my dear friend."
He called me his dear friend!
I let go of him and sit on the couch, blanket still on me.
"Hey, you can't let an old men like me out of this!"
Lilia joins in and Sebek actually too.
Silver shortly wakes up and walks to us to only lean onto Lilia in the end.

"So, throw your questions at me!"

"Oh, me first!", Lilia waves his hand to get the attention, " why were you running from the twins? How did you anger them?"
"Well I didn't actually anger them but I kinda made Azul feel a bit... unpleasant... I tried to survive, ok?"
"Then I will continue.", Sebek says," How did you and Malleus-sama even met?"
"Well I met him during the night at the ramshackle dorm, since I and another magicless student live there."
A sleepy Silver continues,"Where is the other magicless student?"
"They are currently away. Trying not to get expelled because of an accident."
"The final question would be, my dear friend, how you know so many things about all of us."
Huh?
Fuck, I can't just tell them everything!
"What is the matter (Y/ N)-chan? We thought you are family now."
Hold up! We are no family!

Seeing my confused face Lilia starts to explain:
"Well, as you said Malleus grew up being feared for his powers. So someone willingly offering their pure friendship towards him, without using him for said powers, is considered family!"
Oh, make more pressure as it is.
"I still would like an answer, my dear friend."
"I mean I would tell how if it wouldn't be so... weird..."
Slowly getting nervous I look down and start to play with my hands.
"I guess I just know it? I know it sounds dumb but I myself don't know how..."

I can't just tell them they are from a video game.
"Could it be... that you have some sort of all-seeing like abilitys?"
"Huh...?"
"Well, in the past there used to be people who could see the past, present and future by looking into peoples eyes. So maybe you can't use magic because all your power goes to that ability (Y/N)-chan."
"I am from a different world so I don't know if that description fits."
"Well why not test it out? Look at me (Y/N)-chan and tell me something about myself what I didn't tell you."
He is not serious, isn't he?!
This will go wrong. So wrong.

I think a bit and decide to say something normal.
"Uhm... you are actually far more older then you look like, at least 100+ years old I would guess. You adopted Silver and raised him and Sebek to be knights for Malleus once he ascends to the throne."
Lilias actual age is never mentioned in the game so I kinda guessed stuff.
They all looked quite impressed at me and I start to sweat nervously.
"Well that was a suprise but a good one. And all of it was even right! You definitely have some powers, (Y/N)-chan."

Ah, yes.
My powers.

Later I go out of the dorm and start to search for the garden, with the food from Malleus.
It's about noon actually so I'm trying to find some peace alone.

'Oh my.'
Infront of the what seems to be the garden I see a cute hyena boy walking around.
I walk towards him with a big smile.
He seems to notice me and smiles back.
"Hello there! Is there something I can help you with?"

Shit! Right!
I actually don't know him!

"Uhm, actuall yeah. I'm in search of a relaxing place to well...relax."
His eyes start to shine as if he found a hero in me.
"Then go into the garden! But beware the mighty lion in there!"
"You mean the sleepy chonk?", I slightly chuckle at my own joke.
"Shishishishi~. So you know Leona?"
"Know him? The lazy prince is a cutie! Plus I got some snacks to share, cute hyena boy."
He gets a little bit red and then looks at my basket.
I laugh slightly and give him a small packed box with food.
"Take it. I know you need it."

He accepts the gift and curiously looks at it.
"Go on. You can eat it."
His eyes shine bright and he opens the package.
"Thank you very much... Uh..."
" (Y/N) (L/N). Nice to meet you Ruggie."
"Thanks a lot! But how did you know my name?"
"That is a secret I tell you one day ... maybe."
I walk into the garden but before I enter it I turn around to Ruggie.
"I'm going to tame the fiercy chonky lion!"

I walk in and hear him laugh in the far back.

 

Listening as close as possible I soon hear a small snoring sound and follow it.
I spot a sleeping Leona on a bench, bathing in the sun like the king he is.
Slowly I approach him and but can't get far as I get dragged into a bush.
'Wtf!?'
"Bonjour beauty, may I ask why you approach my prey?"
"Rook?! Let me go first!", I aggressively wisper to him.
"Oui, my beauty!"
He let's me go and I stand in front of him.
He wears his purple dorm uniform, which is my favorite Outfit of him till now, but ho boy do I need to say.
His hairstyle bugs me.
If he wears it like a ponytail or braids it it looks so beautiful.
But right now he looks like a mushroom head or Hee-man in french.
I really like his character but...hairstyle.

"Now then my beauty, may you answer my question?"
"Why I approach your prey, right? I didn't approach him! I sneaked up on him to wake him up because I have snacks!"
"But you can't approach a fiercy lion like that! You get eaten, my beauty."
"Let me show you how it works."

 

I approach the lion and sit beside his sleeping figure.
'Now, time to sing.'
I look back at Rook with a 'don't judge me - look' and then to Leona.
'Gotta embaress myelf like always.'

"In the jungle
the mighty jungle
the lion sleeps tonight~"

He starts to move around slowly.

 

"In the jungle
the mighty jungle
the lion sleeps tonight~"

"Fucking... Let me be in peace!"
The Lion turns to me and looks really pissed.
"Good morning, Leona! How are you?"
I start to get out a sandwich and eat it.
"Bad."
"Huh... didn't except anything else from the second prince of the Savanna Afterglow. Still sulky you didn't became the king?"
"Better watch your mouth, little herbivore," he slowly rises up and puts his chin on my shoulder," Or someone will stuff it full with something."
He snatches my sandwich away looks dead into my eyes which makes me rise from my seat.
"Was nice to meet you, Leona. Hopefully you survive Rook hunting you."
And I make my way out of here.

I walk out of the garden and see a struggling blue flame head.
He walks here and there with a smaller flame head following him.
Nervously he plays with his fingers as I approach him.
"Hey... can I help you?"
"Hah!!!?"
Idia shrieks up and Ortho looks at me as if we were a savior.
Poor India hides behind some boxes and tries not to explode out of nervousness.
"Hello, magicless student! Can you really help us? Please?"
How can I say no to this cute artificial voice?
"Well I offered help, so sure."
"Thank you so much! You see, my brother can't lift all these boxes and we need to get them into the storage room."
"Why boxes? And why him?"
Idias head pops up and he looks at me.

 

"I-i-i...was accidently here and got tasked...with it."
"Sure then. I can help. By the way I'm (Y/N)! "
He tries to smile but quickly turns away.
"Then let's go!"
I go to the first box and try to lift it but...
"Oh, no!"
"What is (Y/N)?"
"My weak nerd arms!"

Ortho looks at my arms and then at me.
But the peace did not last long, as I heard someone running towards me.
"YOU GODDAMN HERBIVORE!! IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT!!"
In the distance I see Leona running towards me with Rook behind him.

Fuck!
Idia is panicking and me too.
He is fucking frozen on spot and won't move an inch out of fear!
Time to take matters into my own hands!

"Sorry, Idia."
I scoop him princess style into my arms and run off into the distance.
"W-w-wh-at are y-you doin-ig!?!!!"?, he screams while blushing like a madman.
His hair even becomes red.
"W-well... you didn't move so... I took matters into my own hands?"
He hides his face behind his hands and stays like that.

After some time we arrive at the Ignyhide Mirror and I let him down, earned some weird looking faces on the way but who cares?
Oh, right.
Idia cares.
He faces me and then thanks me, mumbling something along the lines like "...achievement for the special encounter with the magicless student..."
And he is gone.
Ortho thanks me too and dissapears after his brother.

It's already too late so I decide to go back to the dorm.
Cook some nice dinner for my two warriors who succesfully managed to defeat the monster in the mine...hopefully.

Doing what I said I prepare the food and hear the door open.
I immediately run towards these two and see the ghost camera.
'So they made it! Perfect.'
But these two look super bad. Good thing I bought a med kit too.
"Hey, you too. How has it been?"
"I'm so tired and as you can see Grim too."
"Yeah...he barely hangs on your shoulder. But you two look really bad."
"No need to remind me of that (Y/N)...no need..."
"Ok. You go take bath and I lay Grim to sleep for now. I'm preparing dinner so don't worry about anything for now, got it?"
Yuus face lights up a bit and they hand me over Grim.
"Oh, I bought a med kit so this time I will patch you up!"
We both laugh and then go along our way.

After laying Grim to sleep on Yuus bed said person comes into the kitchen.
"I saw that you kinda cleand up here. But don't overdo yourself, Ok? It's nice to know it's clean but if you feel bad the-."
"Yun everything is fine. I feel good and i'm happy I could do something today instead of just sleeping."
"Seriously, 'Yun'? But anyway how was your day?"
I take the med kit and start to disinfect all the wounds.
"Ah, nothing important. Wanted to buy food but instead got almost dragged into a shady deal, slept over in another dorm, made a chunky lion angry and met a cute flame boy. What about you?"
"Oh, well it started with window cleaning, went to a chase after Grim, met another person, almost destroyed the chandelier, searched for a magic crystal replacement and got almost killed. But we didn't got expelled and I found some friends. And now Grim and I are one student and are allowed to attend the school."

I stop in my movement and realise...
'How do I attend...'
"I asked about you but it seems someone already made sure you would be able to attend."
Wha...?
Malleus?
"Oh... you know who maybe?" I proceed with the treatment.
"Sorry but no. The Headmaster instantly banished the topic but we should go next morning into his office because of all the organisation stuff."
"That's no problem."
We talked long and in details, laughing about one thing or another, while eating together.
Once it got extremely late we decided to go to sleep, leaving the dishes for tomorrow.

But before that I give them a blanket from Malleus, which is even for an old one super comfy.

'Now is time... the proloug ends here.'

Chapter Text

I wake up and start with my normal routine in the morning.
But a lucky accident happen!
I searched for my phone but I found my earphones instead!
'Finally a good reason to ignore people.'

Meeting up with Yuu and Grim we instantly head to the Headmasters Office.
He gives us the list with the classes assigned to us and our uniforms!
Grim has his magic stone since yesterday so that's clear.
But I still had one question.

Getting money is hard. And not wasting everything is harder.
So a job is required.
But after what happened I won't go to the Mostro Lounge.
"Headmaster I have a question."
"Yes, what is it (Y/N)?"
"Is it possible, naturally for work purposes, to go outside the school?"
"Only if you have a similiar situation like Vil, as he is basically a model and actor."
"So if I'm famous I can go out?"
"Shortly, yes."
Fuck.
So I can't leave the school ground legaly during school hours.
"Oh ok, I understand."
After this quick talk we made our way into our first classes, which is... SPORTS?!

I stop and stare at this plan.
Yuu and Grim look confused at me but then check their plan too.
"Oi, human! Why do we have sports!?"
"I would like to know it too!"
"But Ace and Deuce are in our class. So we are not alone!"
'You are not alone Yuu.'
"But what about our sports uniforms?"
"If you look closely, human, there is a second uniform inside the school uniform."
Wow, Grim is actually right.

So skipping to class our trio comes late but it seems the far to muscular version of Gaston knew about it.
"Ah! Our two last student! Welcome!"
Yes, I already don't like him.
"So it's time for class!", he almost shouts.
Yuu drags us to the Adeuce combo and we start with class.

Vargas first explains how magic won't help if you have no muscles and so on.
And you thought that we could just, i don't know, fly a broomstick out of nowhere.
But fuck that.
We can't.
Only Grim.
And since magic is required here Yuu almost death stares Grim not to fuck up, as he is mainly responsible for the grade in this class.

I really tried to fly on it but...
"Fly you dumb stick!"
"Wow, (Y/N) don't be so aggressive."
"I waited...for so long... I will not not fly!"
"You know sometimes it just doesn't work..."
"I'm sorry Yuu but shut the fuck up."

And then Mr. Vargas told us ,in the case of Yuu, that Grim needs to do this lesson alone and that they will only be able to 'help' the grade a little by doing other exercises.
I mean hey, they at least have someone do most of their stuff.
My entire grade depends on normal exercises alone!
So here I am, running my...third round?
But I can't show weakness. I must manage to pull through!

But Mr. Vargas calls me over and who do my eyes spot?
Vil Schoenheit.
I run towards them and almost collapse infront of them.
"I have some news for you, (Y/N). As you are responsible for your Grade alone, without a magical second part, I thought I would be unfair since Yuu and Grim have each other. So I asked around and got you a... MOTIVATOR!"
"A what...?"
"Vil Schoenheit is your motivator and will carry about 1/3 of your Grade. Naturally he will gain extra credit too but as I can't always look after you, since a bunch of fresh teenagers fly above me I need to be ready for, he will report your doings to me so I can grade you."
Seriously? A babysitter?
"Then I leave you alone for now."

I really don't want to. But I guess it's time to be screamed at 24/7.
"Hi.... Vil. Nice to meet you...again."
I stretch out my hand towards him and he takes it but really slowly.
"And here I thought I would get the other little potato."
"Yeah, anyway pretty boy. Why are you doing this? Don't you have more important stuff to attend to or not?"
"I can do a lot of things I want here, as I am famous. So yes, I can afford it to torture you."
This is going to be hell.

 

After school I decided to look for a job.
It was hard. Far to hard.
Mostro Lounge was out of question... at the beginning.
So I'm standing here, infront of Azuls office, ready to get potentially smacked.
'I'm going to make it quick.'

I smack the door open, eyes closed and scream:
"HEY AZUL, SORRY FOR LAST TIME BUT I REALLY NEED A JOB SO CAN I WORK HERE?"

Silence.

I slowly open my eyes and see a very confused and scared Azul.
But the most important thing is... is that he is in his merform.
"Hi... I just go out and pretend I... didn't see you."
I turn around but before I can go out one of his tentacles lashes out and keeps the doors closed.
Talk about range.
"You now if you are that into tentacle play you don't need to use force to have me ."
"You...you...shameless being of a human!"
I turn around and get a better look at him.
Eight cute tentacles in black and this...grey/purple.
"You want a job?! Well I don't want you to work here! So leave! NOW!"
"No. I'm not leaving till I get that whore."
"Till you get...what?"
"I MEAN...Job... yeah... till I get that job."
He looks at me with a lot of suspicion in his eyes and turns me towards the wall.
"Wait... what are you-"
And a giant poof smoke cloud appears.
"I'm not going to talk to you like this, you know!"
"But you looked so beautiful."
He stops in his movement but quickly proceeds and turns me around.

 

"A job you say?"
He sits beside his usuall chair.
"Yes. Oh and maybe not an illegal one."
He smirks and pulls out a normal contract.
"Then let's hear of what you are capable of."

After 1 hour of talking I managed to get a job as a server, which is quite easy as they don't have enough staff here.
I choose my not so hard school days when I want to work and head home.

 

And finally the long arrival.
Ace and the heart-shaped-collar.
The moment I opened the door and saw him... I died of laughter.
Yuu and Grim must have heard my outburst and came to look.
In seconds Grim laughs too and Yuu chuckles slightly.
"What are you all laughing at?!"
"N-n-nothinhahaha!"
Grim can't even form a normal sentence.
"OMG! I can't anymore!"
"Then stop laughing!"
Some time later we all calm down and I get a good look at Ace.
He sees it and turns slightly to the side.
"Stop looking at me."
"But I can't."
"Well I feel uncomfortable because of you!"
"But you weren't so uncomfortable when you got the collar on, right?", I smirk at him and he turns red.
"Mh...kinky."
And now he is a red mess.
"Yuu! Get your dormmate under controll!"
"Sorry, can't do that. I'm not in the position to control the only financial source in this house."
We all mess around with him for a bit but stop at some point and move into the living room.

"So, pretty boy. Why are you here?"
'I know exactly why.'
"I fled from my dorm."
"And why...?", Yuu asks him.
"Because I..."
"Because you..?"
"Ate a tart, which did not belong to me."
We all exchange some looks and and proceed to interrogate him.
"But why would you eat a tart, especially if it is not yours?"
"It had NO name on it, ok?! Plus I was hungry!"
The useless discussion went on for a bit till we finally got to the point.
"Can I sleep here for a night? I won't go over there no matter how much you push me."
"Since you are in such a need of help I, Grim, allow you to stay!"
"Wait, what about our all opini-"
"Thanks guys! You really help me out here!"
And it's decided.
"But under one condition, Ace. You apologize towards Riddle tomorrow."
Ace looks down but then agrees to it, while not being that fond of it.
"If we have this cleared now I suggest we go to sleep. Ace the couch is yours."
Not interest in the rest I go up into my room waving a goodbye at all of them.

Onto the next day.
We all went to school, visited all our assigned classes, Vil tortured me in sports again, and went straight to the Heartslabyul Dorm.
Infront of the mirror I see Ace and finally Deuce.
Deuce and I quickly introduced ourselfes to each other now formally/officially and head into the mirror.
'Yep, still hate that feeling.'

Arriving in the dorm I look around and hear a very energetic Ace say:
"Welcome! To the Heartslabyul dorm!"
It is far more larger and weirder than I could imagine.
The maze with the white roses catches me first and I remember.
'Cater!'
The moment I thought about him he instantly appeared.
"You all arrive at a perfect timing!"

We turn towards the happy voice and there he is:
The selfie maniac.
"Good day, Cater-san.", Deuce says.
"Go..of d..ay..", Ace mutters quietly.
"You two seem to have brought company! Tell me your names!"

"I'm Yuu and this is-"
"Im the great Grim! A great magician!"
"Awwwww! Aren't you two cute!"
"Wha!? No human! I'm not cute! I'm powerful and feared! I-"
"Yeah yeah Grim, we understand. Hi Cater, I'm (Y/N) (L/N)."
"Wait aren't you two the magicless students everyone talks about?"
"I...guess?"
"We need to take a selfie! Now!"
Wha-

SNAP

"Awww how cute! Im going to post it on magiccam. Do you have it? I could add you!"
"Dude, Yuu here doesn't even have a phone and I don't know if I can download otherworldly apps soooo, chill."
"Oh, right! But if you have it then tell me your names!"
"Y-yeah...sure..."
He finally shuts up and starts to talk about a problem, which includes the white roses.
They need to be prepared for the unbirthday party.
Right.
We need to paint them red.

 

So here we are painting roses red.
It's so boring.
"Hey, Yun. I'm gonna put on some music, ok?"
"Huh? Yeah, sure."
While Grim and Ace practically race each other on who is faster.
Yuu and I paint them all relaxed.
'Which music should I put on?
Mh....Ah! That one!'
And I push on play.
From Aaron Smith we hear the song 'Dancin' the Krono remix!

If the rhythm game part soundtracks don't play randomly I will put on my music!
"Is this 'Dancin'?", Yuu asks fully exiting.
"Yeah! You know it?"
"So we are both from Earth!"
Nice to have this cleared.

We slowly start to dance to the music and even sing some passages!
Now that is motivated working.
We are a bit far away from the others, so you only see us just dancing to it.
Getting to the good part we practically forget all the others.

"Dancing is what to do"
"Dancing's when I think of you"
"Dancing's what clears my soul"
"Dancing's what makes me whole"
"Dancing is what to do"
"Dancing's when I think of you"
"Dancing's what clears my soul!"
"Dancing's what makes me whole!"

Forgetting the fact that paint is all over our uniforms we spin around, holding one hand of each other and just have a good time.

SNAP

Fuck.
"Hey! Why did you do this!?"
Cater just grins and shows us the picture.
Yuu and I are dancing around while his face is in the right corner of it.
"Once you get magiccam i'll post it and add you on it!"
"It's kinda cute."
Yuu inspects the picture closely, while I look at the other three dorks.
But Trey is already there talking to them.

I leave Yuu in Caters hands and go to the other bunch.
'The baking thing!'
"Ace! Don't forget about the apologize promise!"
Said person flinches, as if he hoped not to be reminded of it again.
"Hi, I'm (Y/N). Yes, I'm one of the two magicless students and we could need some help!"
Throwing info after info at Trey he smiles and shakes my hand.
"Trey Clover, nice to meet you. Is it about the tart accident?"
I nod and we get into talking.
Ace tries to sneak away but I manage to hold him strong enough at his Jacket.
"The easiest way is to make a new tart for Riddle. A replacement you could say. If you want I can help you.
"That would be sooo nice! Right, ACE?"
I hope I won't become their caretaker.

[Some timeship after the finishing touch.]

It will be fun, they said, you won't need to do anything, they said, ACE WILL HANDLE HIS OWN PROBLEM, they said.

I will never ever help Ace.
Fuck that guy.
I ran two times to Sams because he forgot there some stuff and had to take over his baking part, since he is to dumb for it!
God!
Grim was more of a nuisance and Cater only took pictures of all!
Deuce and Yuu were the only pure worker.

'Should I say something about the Oyster sauce?"

"What is going on here?!", a loud and angry voice can be heard.
Everyone in the kitchen freezes, including me, and turns around slowly.
A very angry Riddle can be seen who's about to burst.
Trey is the first to speak.
"Hey, Riddle. We are making a tart. Ace wanted to apologize for his actions by making you a new one."
Hearing his name Ace grabs the finished tart and goes to Riddle.
Approached person is still quiet.
"I know I shouldn't have eaten your tart so as an apology... would you accept the one I made?"
Wow.
Thanks for not mentioning us, Ace.
"For the matter of fact, you did absolutely nothing Ace."
"Shut up, (Y/N).", he hisses.

"You all...", Riddle starts.
'Don't get your hopes high, guys.'
I can see everyones hopes and dreams in their eyes.

"VIOLATED SO MANY LAWS OF THE QUEEN OF HEARTS!"
The fear is written in the faces of all people, except me cause saw that coming.
Trey looks around and scratches himself on the head and then opens his eyes wide.
'He realized it.'
Ace is about to die infront of Riddle and Deuce quickly grabs him and pushes him away.
"Sorry, Riddle! I forgot about the Law and didn't inform them! They only followed my instructions so don't punish them!"
Oh, Trey.
Sacrificing yourself.

Riddle looks really pissed and I hope that we won't die on the way out.

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If anybody would walk past the kitchen they would run for dear life.
But nobody is probably even near the hallways because Riddle just screams at this point.
'This feels far much worse then when I was playing the game.'

"You ignored the preparations for the party, made a tart on this day at this hour and brought outsiders in!"
He points towards Yuu, Grim and me while lecturing the elder Heartslabyul ones.
"As I said Riddle, I'm sorry I forgot the rules and they all are not needed to be punished."
"Well Trey, I never knew someone like you could fail so much. Then fine. Only you will be punished for this!"
Ok, that's it.
I walk towards him ready to break his little head but Yuu holds me back.
"Give me the knife first, (Y/N)."

What? Oh.
I hand them the knife over and walk towards Riddle, who still screams at Trey.

"Ok, listen here you little shit. I spend this whole day helping this fucking idiot make this TART so YOU forgive him! All the others tried too and this this your thank you?! If you don't like it so much then make it yourself and do never except anybody to do anything for you ever!"
I throw the tart out of the window and the sound of it, hitting the ground and splattering into multiple pieces, makes it obvious that the tension is high.

"I'm not going to listen to any of this shit anymore."
I take my stuff and leave this place.
'Let him Overblot quickly. This little tyrant needs a lesson.'
What happened after didn't interest me but some other Heartlabyul students said Riddle was furious and a literal devil right now.

'I hope I can just go to sleep now...oh no...'
Right.
Vil wanted to train with me.
Private.
And who stands infront of my dorm?
The drama queen.

"You are late to our meeting, little potato."
"Well, I'm sorry but I can't give less of a fuck right now."
Arms crossed he looks at me and raises an eyebrow.
I look down at me and realise that my uniform is probably dead.
Red paint, baking goods and probably dirt mixed together on my uniform.
"If you want you can wait inside while I change."
He doesn't answer but just follows me inside.
But before I could go further he grabs my shoulder and turns me around.
"What cleaning products for showering do you use?"
Huh?
"Now only one basic shampoo...?"
"What? Only one?"
"Uh, yeah? I don't have money since all went on food. If you would look around you would see that this dorm practically falls apart."
He waves at me, signalling I should go showering, and starts to look around.
'Ok, then pretty boy.'

I grab my sports uniform, yeet my clothes into the basket of dirty clothes and shower quick.
Finally getting rid of the mix of disguest I take my time.
'I really shouldn't have exploded like that...I'm not even better then Riddle at this point.'
My little self-reflecting session gets disturbed by a door opening.
"What the fu-!"
"I brought some self-care products, different shampoos and more. Today we won't train in the physical way but the self-care way."
"Can you please leave?! I'm fucking naked!"
"Put on a bath I'm going to teach you how to take care of yourself."

So here I am, in a bubblebath with Vil explaining EVERY product to me.
I'm going to die here.
"This shampoo is for after your hair dryed and-."
"Ok, hold it there. I appreciate this...help a lot but I really need to get going. I need to apologize to someone."
"Oh? And to who?"
I explain the whole ordeal with Riddle to him and he goes out of the room.
I clean myself, put on some clothes and dry my hair.
Time to apologize.

"Do you have magiccam maybe?"
"Well, I have a phone but no magiccam. Wait a minute."
I quickly look and somehow download it...
Anyway.
"I'm going to make an Account later. Give me your number so you can call me, or I call you."
He gives me his number and I safe it immediatly.
"Thank you. Now go onto your quest, little Potato."
We walk to the door and he turns to me, slightly smiling.
"Next time, when you get your pay, we will go shopping. I can't bare to see you in only the uniforms."
"Fine by me."
We part ways and I make my way to Riddles office.

On the way there I see a bunch of Heartslabyul students running around, without a pause, and find Trey.
But he talks to the original troupe, meaning Ace, Deuce, Grim and Yuu, about the possible ways of becoming a Dorm Leader.
'Right, they want to get his place.'

I just rush trough the dorm and hope to find his office that way and it actually worked!
I knock and hear an passive aggresive "Come in".
Opening the door, I step in and go to him with big steps.
"Oh, it's you. Gonna embarass me even more?"
"I would like to but no."
He raises his eyebrow and stops writing on his papers. With folded arms he just stares at me.
"I'm here to apologize for my behaviour. I really don't know anything about you or the party so I'm not one to judge any of that. How important it is is up to you, as the dorm Leader, to decide. So, would you accept my apology?"
"You are not lying about your apology, are you?"
'Sadly I'm lying to you right now.'
"I'm not, Riddle Roseheart-san."
Hearing me speaking so formal has something done inside him, consider his suspicious look.
He looks a moment more at me and then sighs.
"Fine. I accept your apology."
"Thank you! Oh, and I heard something regarding you."
"If it is some sort of complain I'm used to it."
"No!", I walk closer to his desk," I think Ace and Deuce are trying to challenge you for your spot as the dorm Leader!"
He immediately shots up from his seat and looks at me with wide eyes.
"What did you say?"
"Ace and Deuce want your spot. On the day of the party they will challenge you. BUT don't do anything against it for now. You will win it, no problem. But you could take some revenge in the meantime...maybe."
What I'm doing is maybe considered an asshole move but no one told me who I should help.

The impactfull info makes him sit and be silent for a minute.
He suddenly grabs my hand and pulls me down, so I can face him.
"Where and how did you find out about this...?"
"I can kinda...see /predict stuff, which is important so...I wanted to warn you..."
'This will probably bite me back in my ass but I wanna see drama.'

I maybe change the story a bit but I will make sure that everything will go as intended in the original, considering the main events.

"So you are not as magicless as how you sell yourself?"
"Dude, I'm magicless. I tried to fly a broomstick and it didn't work plus letting things float doesn't work."
With a lot of suspicion he looks at me but then relaxes.
"I guess... thank you....? You can leave now..."
"Ok."
I move towards the door but get stopped by Riddle calling out to me.
"I would like to ask you... to come to the unbirthday party. I would like to apologize to you and your other dormmates, as you only tried to help."
I turn around to him and smile.
"No problem! We will be there!"
Leaving the place I go to the Ramshackle dorm with a feeling of relieve.

 

[The day of the unbirthday party.]

This day was sooo hectic.
But for everybody a different way.
The Heartslabyul students had to prepare everything perfectly, just like Riddle wanted.
Yuu and Grim were nervous because of this important event while I feared the shit out of me because of the incoming Overblot.
'Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you and fuck you life. I'm going to die. How bad can an Overblot be? Will I survive?!'
Yun notices my troubled face and even Grim tries to cheer me up.
"Don't worry, (Y/N). You apologized to Riddle so everything will be alright!"
"Yeah, human! Thanks to my encouragement you are on good ground with Riddle!"
'You don't know anything!'
I try to calm down and pet Grim on his head.
"I really need that."
I keep on petting Grim and even cuddle him once.
But what I noticed was the uneasy feeling from Yuu, probably plotting something behind my back.

Arriving at the party Riddle walks towards us, but mainly looks at me, and greets us.
"Welcome, dear guests of the Ramshackle dorm. I will lead you now to your assigned places."
We all three thank him and follow his lead.

Oh, I'm pretty sure it's not supposed to be like that but...why do I literally sit on the right side of Riddles seat and Yuu and Grim on a complete different table?!
This is not right!
Oh, me being in this world isn't right at all to begin with but this doesn't makes sense!
I glance towards my two dorks but loose sight once all the other students gather and sit at their assigned seats.
A big hand lays itself on my shoulder and I look at the owner of said hand.
"All ok, (Y/N)?", Trey asks.
"Yeah...just...Why do I sit here? Isn't it supposed to be a...special seat?"
"Well, Riddle kinda anticipatet your arrival and you are the representative of the Ramshackle dorm. So you kinda sit with the big shot."
'Please don't have a crush on me, Riddle.'
I nod and he sits on Riddles left, waiting for the boy Queen to arrive.

 

The boy Queen arrives and makes an announcement speech.
The usual formal blabla talk.
But what I noticed was that all the students sit straight up and just...really try to keep themselfes from exploding.
Once the speech ended we start to eat and drink the tea.
He turned slightly around to me but the moment he opened his mouth two loud idiots appaer.

"We challenge you to a magic duel, Riddle! Winner gets to be the dorm leader!"
I can see his eye twitch and his face becoming red.
He turns around, all red and ready to kill these two, but holds it after seeing the Headmaster there.
'Right. Only if a teacher or someone of same authority power is present you can perform a magical duel.'

"May you tell me why you two challenge me for this position?"
"We are sick of your tyrannical ruling and constant punishments for things which are completly human!", Ace explains aggresive.
"We don't want to listen to someone who doesn't even listens to his own people!", Deuce shouts.
starting to worry if they don't go to for my mind switches to that one meme.
'No, no. They got a point.'
I hate myself.
Riddles pride was probably getting ripped apart.
"Fine! If the Headmaster approves of this then I accept!"
"As I am so gracious, I allow this magic duel to happen. Winner becomes the next dorm leader. For the sake of fairness Riddle-san needs to dissaple his unique magic on Ace & Deuce."
Riddle follows the order and moves on the opposite side of the duo afterwards.

The fight was quick and probably painful, but Riddle is definitly about to explode.
I go to him to calm him down but he pushes me away the moment I reach him.
"I will make sure... to behead you all!"
Using his magic he seals Ace and Deuce magic but one student after another starts to rebel.
"We don't want to listen to you anymore!"
"Why should we obey a tyrant?"
"You are not fit for this position!"
More and more insults start to be thrown at him and Ace smirks at him.
"See? No one wants to listen to a selfish, absolute tyrant like you!"
He points his finger at Riddle and Deuce nods along.

'I need to stop this but the Overblot needs to happen!'
Was it always this horrible? Riddle is practically surrounded by insults.
I look over at Trey who is very concerned, which is understandable as he is his childhood friend, and afterwards to Yuu.
They look concerned at Ace and Deuce, expecting something bad to happen.
'So they will cheer for them.'
Fine.
I will help Riddle.

"Shut up."
Huh?
The Adeuce combo looks at Riddle irritated.
"I said: SHUT UP!", Riddle shouts.
His expression becomes enraged, his stance offensive and his magic crystal gets more and more black.
'Soon it will happen.'
Everyone else becomes silent and the boy Queen screams at this point.

"I try to manage everything PERFECTLY and follow ALL the rules, so that this event goes smoothly!"
His chest starts to get inky black.
"Does ANYBODY else even tries to HELP?! By at least following the ORDERS right?!"
The ink proceeds to consume him more and more.
I try to approach him slowy but he turns at me, not knowing that his body is getting consumed.
"Riddle? Can you please listen-."
"No! You all LISTEN to me NOW!"

Fear strikes everyone faces as he gets consumed by the dark, black ink.

'Oh no.'
I frown and stay still, not hearing how the others warn me, as I stand the closest to the dark black void.
The clouds get dark, a storm rises and the students try to hide somehow.
"Everybody! Go into the dorm for safety!", Trey orders them.
A majority manages to run away but then Riddle emerges from the void.
His one eye decorated by the red flame, the dark ink dripping from his body and his black/red attire just scream 'dangerous'.
"I'm absolutely, positively right! And whoever disobey will get BEHEADED!"
Those who run get attacked by his magic, meaning getting a collar on.

For a moment I just stand there and admire his looks but get dragged away by the Headmaster.
"Woah!"
"Are you alright, (L/N)-san?!"
"Yeah, yeah all ok!"
The original group and Trey and Cater run to us, panicking or scared.
"Headmaster! What is going on here?!", Yuu asks.
"This is not good, students. It seems Roseheart-san has an Overblot and is out of control!"
"Overblot?"
Before the Headmaster can answer I blurt out the answer.
"Through overusage by magic and a lot of pent up negative emotions he kinda 'exploded' and his magic consumed him to the point where he can't think straight."
They all look confused but Riddles rampage takes their attention back.

"I will make sure that you all will become the perfect servants who don't DISOBEY!"
More and more students are getting their magic sealed away and for a short moment Riddle and I lockeges but he proceeds with his rampage.
"Just look mother...I will make you proud...and then you acknowledge me."
'His mother issues.'

He looks towards me and smiles.
"You are right (Y/N)! Reveng tastes better!"
Everyone looks at me but I scream back:
"That's not what I meant!"

"How can we calm him down?!"
"He needs to be exhausted. The less he can attack the less the magic can reach him.", the Headmade explains calm.
"So we basically attack him?", Ace blurts out.
"Basically, yes."
"Then let's do it!"
Cater and Trey nod to each other and go into the fight against Riddle with Ace, Deuce and Grim.

Yuu wants to go too but I hold them back.
"What are you doing?"
"I'm going to help!"
"No, you won't! We both won't! We are magicless! Let's help the others to at least escape!"
"But we should support the others in the fight!"
"Think, Yuu! Think! We can't do shit! We either help the other now temporarily magicless students escape! Or escape ourselfes!"
Our quarrel escalates more and more but out of the corner of my eye I see how the magic gets thrown around.

"But we must help the-!"
I push Yuu away the moment a fire ball comes flying towards us.
'Fuck, this shit will burn.'
"(Y/ N)!"
I roll onto the ground and groan out of pain.
Parts of my clothes are burned but luckily only small parts.
Yuu runs towards me and takes my face into their hands.
"(Y/N)?! Talk to me! Please!"
I cough and blink probably an unhealthy amount of times before I can properly look at Yuu, but even then I need to focus a lot.
"I know this hurts but you need to stay awake!"
I slowly sit up and look around.
But I barely can see shit.
I guess magical fire has more side effects.
Yuu helps me and caresses my back slowly.
"You feel a bit ok?"
"Why...do...y...care...?"
Their face changes from scared to slightly annoyed.
"I'm your friend! Of course I fucking care!"
"You...swear...ed..."
Yuu swearing means they are 100% being honest, I think.

Another magical attack comes towards us but this time I pull them and myself behind a fallen table for protection.
But the moment I move so drastic my head gets dizzy and I fall onto the ground.
"All is ok. We can do this."
"AAAH!"
The pain intensifies out of nowhere and I curl up into a ball. The smaller burns fell larger and my senses were almost gone.
Side effects from being hit by a fireball from an Overblotted person.
Oh and while being magicless and having no resistens.

Not nice.

It gets more and more painfull.
Not even the Headmasters healing helps that much.
'Wait...when did he get her- PAIN! SO MUCH PAIN!'
It got dark and at somepoint I passed out.
The last thing I see is a clear sky.

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My head feels dizzy and my entire body heavy.
I don't know where I am but all l see is black.
"Are....go...b...OK?"
Huh? Who is there?
"May....it depe.....o...the...."
Am I dead? No. I can breath and hear small things.
"They....mov..!"
"Ope....ey....(Y/N)!"
I'm trying!
"Open your eyes!"

Bright fucking light meets me in my eyes.
I only hear some people talk but like only parts.
My eyes adjust to the light and the first see thing I see is Crewel checking on me.
"Reaction trough eyes confirmed the potion has worked..."
Potion?
"Oh little pup, talk to me. Say anything."
"Po... ti...on...?"
God my voice is sore.
He slightly chuckles and holds an empty bottle infront of me.
"Let me explain to you. Since you have no magic you have no resistens against it. The magic fireball, which was filled by the power of a person who had an Overblot, could have almost killed you. But luckily it caused a side effect, beside causing a lot of external pain. The fire kept on burning 'inside' you and almost burned you from the inside. So I had to make a special potion on spot once they brought you here. It was a 50/50 chance to work but your body took it well. Only some burns will be left as scars."
Wow.
I could have died on the inside by burning.
Someone try to copy tha-.

"Human!"
Grim jumps at me and hugs me...kinda.
He is small and I'm half lying on my back.
Have fun with the image.

My throat still hurts so I just push him very lightly away and now see Yuu and even Riddle.
Yuu hugs me too and smiles all happy at me.
They are a sobbing mess.
"I'm so h-happy...that you are safe...sniff!"
I pat their back slightly and show them a thumps up.

"I will take my leave now, little pup. Rest for now and when your ready you can go to your dorm."
Crewel leaves and the nurse/doctor explains to me how to take my medication, with Yuu listening too.
"These medications are made by Mister Crewel himself so you can't take more or less whenever you want. They will hold the burning magic inside you down, so that they don't burn you. Once there is no medication the magic should have died by that point and won't come back. Understood?"
I nod and they teach me on how to take the medication right.

I managed to do that and they leave the room for a short time.
In that time Riddle comes to my bed, looking down with a very guilty look.
"l...", he starts but pauses the moment he sees the many bandages.
I take a nearby pencil and sheet of paper to write my thoughts on.

"It's ok, Riddle. It was an accident."
I show him the piece of paper and he nervously gulps.
"But it was one which could have been prevented.", he explains and sits down by the side of the bed.
"I'm so sorry for...for...everything...I.."
He actually starts to sob and tears fall down his cheeks, making him look more like a mess.
His alredy messy hair and uniform show how he probably wasn't ok at all after the Overblot.

I write something down and show it to Riddle.
He starts to cry even more.
"But you survived the Overblot so everything was worth it."

 

After a lot of time I manage to get back to the Ramshackle dorm, but with a lot of help from Riddle and Yuu.
Grim walks infront of us to keep all obstacles away.
Once insided I collapse onto the couch and lay down for a minute.
Yuu told me that I would be alone, since the Headmaster forbids me to take classes for now.
They would be in class but I shouldn't worry as long as I take my medications.

As told they all leave for class but I stay in the dorm without anything to do.
'What can I do...?'
Magiccam!
I know I'm sick but doing something is better then nothing.
I quickly register and look at my profile.

[Insert Profile pic]
The magicless one
(Y/N)

Followers 2 / Following 2 / Posts 0

I quickly follow Vil and Cater and these two follow back.
Cater posts sometime later that one picture with Yuu and me dancing in the maze to music.
'Cute...'

[Authors advice: For the mood put on the OST 004 - Spaces In Between from the game Omori. You can put on the 1 hour loop if you want 0^0.]

I stand up and go for a small walk.
After some walking I find an empty meadow with an empty tree in the middle.
'The perfect place for some bathing in the sun.'
I walk through the grass and enjoy the light warm breeze.
I shut down my phone and lay down.
The tree gives me some shade to hide from the potential sunburn while the warm breeze keeps me warm enough.

Somehow I remember Mr. Crewels words.
'Right. I have no magic resistance and could have died. Why did I even protected Yuu from the fireball? Because I'm the side character which shouldn't exist in the fist place?
But I wouldn't be here if I wouldn't have a purpouse...right?
Who am I even talking to...My own head or my unconsciousness? Or...nobody?'
I roll up my sleeves and look at my bandages.
Slowly undoing them I bite my lip, since the pain isn't gone completly, and look at the scars.
They are not thin but not to long.
They are like scattered wide patches from my hand till my upper arm.
Suprisingly I am free from scars on my legs and upper body.
Except my back.
That one got something.
Left side, shoulder-blade and lower right of my back is full with burnt scars but they seem to fade thanks to the medication.
'I really need to look out after myself. Next time I surely will die due to my wounds.
Can the burning fire reactivate if I get hit by another magical attack?
I will die here... if I die I want to be buried under this tree...definitly.
It's so calm and relaxing...truly a peaceful place in this twisted world.'
I take out the magical cream for my skin from Mr. Crewel and apply it onto the scars.
I hiss but proceed.
"It's so fucking cold."
The cream is kinda sticky but it goes fast into the skin layers to build up a barrier against the magical fire.
Mr.Crewel explained it like this:
The fire goes under my skin layers and proceeds to spread. Since I have no magical resistance, there is no barriers under my skin. The potion is mainly for my back, since I can't reach it. But the cream builds up a cold barriere deep under my skin layer and holds the fire at bay. Once the fire reaches the barriere the barriere 'cools' it down and extinguishes the fire. Therefore any skin parts get red the moment I apply it.

I keep on applying it until it's all sticky and keep my sleeves rolled up.
'Don't want it to stick to my sleeves.'

Closing my eyes I lay down on my back and just...think about what happened.
Since I blacked out really fast I can't recall what the others did but I saw a clear sky.
Riddle visited me too, so most things are fine.
I should maybe prepare for the Savannaclaw arc but it would be no fun that way.
But I should prepare for the Overblot.
'I don't want to get injured again but otherwise I can't find a different purpose.
If I don't protect Yuu... why am I even here?'

I can feel a shadow looming over me but I keep my eyes closed.
"Move, Herbivore. You are in my spot."
"Actually, we humans are Omnivores. We eat leaves and meat."
The lion prince snorts and just lays down by my side, but with distance.
We just keep quiet but I can feel his starring.
Especially towards my arms.
"You can ask if you want."
"Why should I ask about something so obvious. You almost died by magical fire and got scars. End."
"A precise answer by the Savannaclaw Leader. Would be nice if you could be this precise in every lesson."

Out of nowhere he just grabs my burning arms and my eyes shot open.
"What the actuall fuck?!"
"First look, Omnivore."
He keeps holding my arm but now more gentle. He takes out his magicpen with the other one and holds it over my pulse.
"Since magical fire can go under your skin, eventhough it hit you on your surface, so can magical water."
Water magic starts to pour out of his magicpen and I can feel it go under my skin. But the cream is getting washed away with it too.
My skin is less red and I no longer feel itchy or burning.
"Use your medication to not risk anything. Now shut up and go home."

I keep on looking at my arms but stand up now and pack my things.
I take my phone and turn to Leona.
"Wanna share numbers?"
No reaction.
Ok, then.
I turn around but he whistles at me and just throws his phone at me.
"Put your number in. Maybe I will remember it."
"Wow. What a prick."
I safe my number in his phone and throw it back.
"Have fun plotting your doom, Leona."
I leave the meadow and leave the slightly confused Leona behind.

I go home and go straight to sleep.
Next time it will be the magical shift, or called Magift, tournament where drama will happen and then I will be prepared.
And look at it in a positive way.
I'm not addicted to drugs.
But got scars over my body.

Chapter Text

Magift here, Magift there, Magift everywhere.
The hot topic of NRC.
I know it's a big thing but I don't need this talk everywhere.
But beside Magift I heard about rumors regarding some accidents.
'So Ruggie got active.'
About a week passed since the Overblot and I was allowed to attend classes, but only non-practicle ones.
In sports I sit by the side and gossip around with Vil and in science I sort stuff or write instructions on the board.

Right now we have sports but with two classes collaborating.
Class A and B.
So now we have from class A the Adeuce combo, Yuu, Grim and from class B Jack!
Epel is gone...kinda... but oh well.
Even Vil is not here today.
But back to the topic.

Today class A and B will play Magift and need naturally stretching.
And since Vil has been training me a little, so my body doesn't give up on me, I'm performing the exercises.
But it seems I'm not that good at explaining.
"I'm sorry but may I explain to exercise?", Jack asks.
"You may Howl-san!"
Jack walks to me and bows slightly.
"Nice to meet you, (Y/N). Can you please perform the exercise while I explain it?"
Fuck, his tail is wagging.
'He is so cute!'
"Yeah! Sure!"
He nods and starts to explain it properly and more better then me.

I'm suprised no one hurt themselfes while listening to my exercises.
'I should be able to reach fur-!?'
WTF!?
Jack just...grabs my hips and pushes me further, so I reach my toes.
Just you know.
I'm sitting on the ground, legs spread and trying to reach infront of me as far as possible.

He almost sits behind me.

"(Y/N)? Does it hurt?"
"I'm in constant misery and my body is burning."
"Good." He smiles and explains why it should hurt but only a bit.
You are a good boy but I'm in pain.

After the exercise I go to the side and just watch the mess of a game unfold infront of me.
And some minutes later Jack approaches me.
"(Y/N)? How are you?"
"Oh, me? I'm horrible."
My blunt answer makes his ears go flat and his big posture shrinks in guilt.
Feeling sorry for him I reach for his arm and place my hand on his.
"I'm sorry, Jack. I'm just in no good shape after...", I roll up my sleeves, showing him my scars, "...an accident."
After seeing my scars his ears perk up but then flatten again.
We do not talk more and he goes back to practice.
I watch from far away how my dorks try to play properly but fail at some point.

 

After school I go to Sams to buy a small dessert for Jack as an apology.
On the way there I see a cute hyena boy being suspicious till nowhere.
Ok, maybe only for me he is suspicious but I know what he is up to.
But before I get far the Headmaster calls me into his office.
'But...I don't want to...'
Standing in his office with the original troupe I only listen half to what he is saying.
'I have work to go too...'
I need to deal with customer service.
The most horrible part of any job.

Oh, we got the task to find the culprit but I need to work now in the Mostro Lounge so yeah I don't care about the task.
Our original troupe takes care of it.
Coming in late for my first shift.
Nice.

"Fish-chaaan~."
A far to happy Floyd greets me and wants to hug me.
But before it could happen I throw the present, originally for Jack, at him and speed walk to change my clothes.
"Choke on this present and where can I change?"
"For me~?"
Being stressed I decide to change in the Lounge, since no one's here.
"No, it was originally for someone else, ARGH fuck it!"
I start to undress and hear a whistling behind me but ignore it on purpose.
"Oya?(Y/N) - san is giving us a free show."
"Fish-chan has such interesting scars~!"
"Can you both please shut your mouth?"
Both Twins giggle and and I return to change into my given uniform.
While changing they explain shortly to me how everything works.
Floyd cooks the food, Jade makes the drinks and sometimes serves and I serve and order the food.
To bad we are understaffed.
Anyway.

 

The moment I start to put on my blouse Azul comes in and just...stares.
He doesn't even tries to hide it.
"You good there, buddy?"
He blinks multiple times and gets red at the same time.
Getting his thoughts togethere he looks red and angry at me, not being pleased seeing me dressing up in the lounge.
"Why are you changing here?! Hell! Go at least into my office!"
"So you want that I give you a private show?"
"What?! No! I-I-I just tell you where to change!"
I turn my back on him and he seems to want to lecture me but... I bend a little bit over, wiggle my ass slightly and let the blouse slip onto the ground.
"Like what you see, Azul-chan~?", I almost purr at him.
Now he really just stares. No other emotions.
"Uuuh~. Fish-chan is giving Azul-chan a private show! I want too~."
"You! J-just get to work!"
And he goes back into his office.
I laugh and put my blouse properly on, while Floyd nags in the back that I look good without one and should keep it off.
'I'm sorry but no fanservice today Floyd.'

 

Starting the shift was ok.
Not to much people were here since it's still early for school to end.
BUT!
There is this one guy... ho boy.
"I would like to have a medium-rare steak, bathed in butter oil cream but not to long with some parcels on top but added after and before the process of cooking it,  so the flavor is still there AND in melted cheese bathed potato with an icy cold drink for the end."
.
.
.
.
I legit stopped writing and went autopilot after he started to talk about butter.
"Sir, we serve food here."
Is my only response and I just write down steak with potatoes.
This will be good enough.
After about 4 hours it got really crowded.
But I keep my cool.
I'm dead inside and that's what keeps me all cool.
During breaktime Jade comes to me with a drink and hands it to me.
"Here, take it. I must say for your first time you got quite the hang of it."
I take the drink and just drink it.
"I worked once in a cafe. I just get emotionally dead and all is well."
"Oh? That is an interesting way to do it but I have a question."
"Is it about the scars?"
"Actually, no. But now I'm interested in their origin. Anyway, what I wanted to ask is if you could...well... be interested in talking to some customers, who are here for a deal."
"I what?"
"Just go to Azul. He wanted to talk to you but your show...intimidated him...a bit."
"Ok then."
Still on my break I go to Azul to talk.

I open the door and see him sitting behind the table.
"Hello, (Y/N). So Jade talked to you?"
"Yeah, but I heard you wanted to talk to me?"
I sit down on one of the extreme comfortable chairs and look at him.
"So, (Y/N). I guess you are no idiot and know how the buisness, especially my buisness with the contracts, works."
"Yeah, sure. I think of it like this:
I get a customer,
You make a contract with the customer,
The customer tries to fulfill the requirements,
And if he doesn't fulfill their part of the contract the Twins beat the shit out of them and he potentially dies, right?"
"Well this sums it up about. As you work here you could use your silver tongue to...well...lure some customers here and I bet more people would come here too! A lot of people are suspicious of me and mostly just run away, so you will bring them to me from now on!"
His eyes shine with excitement but I look with a stern face at him and click with my tongue.
"It sounds like a very...interesting job but...nah."
The moment I declined he smirks and leans back in his chair.
"I will pay you extra~", he cooes.
"Pay me what extra?"
"Money~."

Hey, you can never be to sure about payment. He could maybe pay with something else like... sea shells.

"DONE!"
I stand up so hard that the chair falls back and I almost trip.
"Wonderful! Then let's seal it with a contrac-!"
"No."
"A normal contract?"
"Still no."

This conversation goes on for some time but I excuse myself with the reason I need to work.
After leaving his office Leona walks past me towards Azuls office.
But after seeing me here he stops.
"You are working here, Omnivore?"
"Uh, yes? Not everyone is born rich and my home currency is worthless here."
We just look at each other until he starts to laugh.
I blink, completly perplex, towards him and look around.
A lot of students look in our direction but quickly return to their own convos.
"Here, Omnivore. Buy yourself something nice."
He just takes out a small stack of money and puts it into my pocket.
"Wait! Take it ba-!"
I still have a sense of dignity ok?
"It's about 10.000 Madol and should be enough to afford some basic clothes. Now, were is this shady Octopus, Omnivore?"
"Just behind this door, kitty."
I point behind myself but get pushed against the door by Leona.
He talks in a low voice and comes far to close to my face, doing these eyes but these dangerous eyes.
"You really should now your limits by now, Omnivore. Don't chew of more then you can take."
'Ok, (Y/N). Don't panick now, just imagine him in his underwear.'
I do what I thought and all I see is a hot, tan predator with a six-pack, in only boxers, who makes these bedroom eyes.
'Oh no, he's hot!'
I nod and slowly move my horny ass away from him.
"Yeah yeah, I know all my actions have consequences but I really should work otherwise my horny ass takes over bye!"
I move so fast that I almost crash into Floyd. Meanwhile Leona goes into Azuls office.

I could stop but he catches me in his arms and swings me around in his hug.
"Fish-chan ~! Let's have a good time talking!"
"But-!"
"Work is over and I want to talk to you now!"
"Floyd! Don't be so ridiculous!"
He throws me up and catches me afterwards in his arms.
He will give me a heart attack one day.
For SAFETY reasons I interlock my legs behind his back and put my arms around his neck.
"Put me down!"
"No."
"Floyd!"
"So you have someone giving you money? You doing some secret buisness~?"
What secret buisn-
WTF!?
After realizing what he was talking about I look with shook at him, while he grins all happy.
"You-! He just pushed the money in my hands! I didn't even want it!"
I start to punch him in his arms but he just laughs and won't let me go.
The other twin approaches from behind and at first stands behind me.
But he puts his arms around me from behind and grins towards his other Twin.
"Oya? Are you having fun without me? You exclude me?"
This is so bad.
Both press me between themselves like a sandwich without any chance of escape.
"Can you let me go?"
"Why should we~?"
"I quite like it like this. You don't (Y/N)-san?"
"Hey, you two leeches. Let the Omnivore go."
The lion prince walks over and pushes Jade away.
He moves away but Floyd keeps on holding me. My saviour!
"But I want Fish-chan to be here~."
"But your "Fish-chan" doesn't seem comfortable, so unhand them."
"Since when are you, Leona-san, someone to help?"
"Since the moment I knew that this Omnivore can lead me to success."

The tension is fucking high.
'Time to act.'
"I am about to puke!"
"Again?!", Jade and Floyd look at me with fear and me, being an A class Actor, fakes sounds of throwing up.
Floyd runs to the toilet with me and Jade...I don't know.

 

[Skipping 0^0]

Getting finally away from the Mostro Lounge I meet the troupe with Jack outside the dorm.
But the moment I get there somebody else runs me over and makes me fall.
"Ok, that's it! You bitch apologize better now! I am so pissed right now!"
"Oh? Is that how you speak to older ones? Fufufufu~"
"Lilia, I had a fucking horrible day so don't make it worse."
"Fufufufu~
(Y/N)-chan so angry, well then I leave you."

I walk past the group and am about to reach the door when Yuu calls me out.
"WHAT?!"
The group shrieks togethere after hearing me scream.
I hold my mouth and go to them.
"Sorry. Had a bad day."
"A really bad one how it seems." Yuu caresses my arm and the others just keep quite.

"So... what is it?"
Ace and Deuce tell me about the accidents and how it mostly involved the potential Magift players from different dorms, while Grim and Yuu retell the meet up with Ruggie.
"All hurt students weren't hurt seriously but they won't be able to play.", Ace informs.
"They too told us that, for them, their bodies moved on their own.", Deuce mentions.

Yeah, definitely Ruggie.

"When we met Ruggie he asked for my sandwich! I said no but somehow my body gave it to him! He stole from the great Grim his food!"
"Jack? Mind telling us something about Ruggie?", Yuu asks.
The wolf boy nods and tells us how suspicious the dorm head Leona and Ruggie were acting.
"The training is really hard and I must say I don't feel good about the training. I value fair sportsmanship but I feel something bigger is being planned out in the background."
Jacks ears flatten and he looks down like a kicked puppy for no reason.
"Don't worry, dude. We are on the case!"
Ace tries to cheer up Jack and it works a bit.
He still looks down but not so sad anymore.
"Ok, guys. Let's go to sleep. We need to sleep a night over it. Ace and Deuce, keep on helping. Jack, try to gather useful information if you can. Yuu and Grim, keep up with the work and I will try to squish something out of Leona."
Everyone nods and the magical students go into their dorms.

 

After the others left Grim had the great idea to play Magift.
So here we are playing with the Grim and the ghosts, while Yuu and I just throw one like a frisbee to each other.
Naturally after changing into some sporty clothes.
'Reminds me of home...'
I smile to myself and manage to make Yuu smile too but seeing my burned scars now...so... normally...gives me the chills.
'I should just enjoy the moment. Who knows what might happen next time.'
We play till night and with my plan set for tomorrow I fall asleep in less then 2 seconds.

Chapter Text

So I'm experiencing a writer's block for the first time.
I'm stuck on how to introduce the Savanclaw arc because I don't want to make it short but it seems so...short now.
I will upload a chapter today.
A real one don't worry.
But after a lot of try end errors I made a design for my, extra made for twisted wonderland, oc.
Funny thing is that you don't get a normal character sheet naha.
You probably get an info text on stuff I have about him and a pic I drew with him and Yuu in some weird situation 0^0.
I'm new to digital art but I draw since 8 years traditionally so I hope it's kinda ok?
I mean I like it a bit, after who knows how long I tried to draw him 0-0.
I first wanted to make a full body character sheet but it just wouldn't work.
So the first time you see my oc for this story, or as we know this person as Reader-chan, is drunk with Yuu by their side, one having the time of their life.

I hope I could make myself clear why there is no new chapter but yeah...you can find the pic I drew on Tumblr under azureboom!
If it isn't not there when you read it I forgot to upload it. But I'm making sure it's there.

Have a fun time!

Chapter Text

I got no sleep and I'm ready to kill.
Coffe, Energy drink and a lot of sugar.
I'm ready to die.

I got a message in the morning  that there will be a meeting with the dorm heads but I had a very bad sleep because my skin just burned in the middle of the night.
I guess the fire inside me was finally extinguished and got it's final blow.
It felt like hives!
Burning, itchy and just pain.

So with Yuu in my pack we go to the big conference room.
Grim was given to the Adeuce combo to babysit.
On the way there Yuu gave me a concerned look, since I carry about one coffe, two energy, five sugar cubes and what seems to be the Twisted wonderland version of coke with me.
I know it's unhealthy but I'm dead.

"Bonjour, bit- beautys."
We enter the room and I sit down at my assigned seat, which is beside Riddle.
Said person greets me with a smile.
"Good day, (Y/N)-san. How was your sleep?"
"Terrible.I almost got cooked alive in the middle of the night."
"Oh...but are you okay now?"
"We will soon see."
While talking I takeout all my stuff and a big mug for my mixture.

"Good day, my dear dorm leaders! Hereby I, Headmaster Crowley, officially start the...(Y/N)-san what are you doing?"
Now everyone looks at me but I proceed with my alchemy crafting.
"Well... I'm doing something."
I mix all the stuff in one mug and then take it into one hand.
I take a deep breath and hold the mug up like a wine glass.
"If I die because of to much caffein then I give my phone to Yuu."
"Huh?"
I drink the entire thing in one go and slam that bad boy onto the table.
"Oh my god this is so disguesting!"
This mixture was the worst ever.
But I need the caffeine.

"You ok, (Y/N)-san?", Riddle asks full of caution.
"Huh... this stuff is not working..."
I sit down and look at my mug.
It's a beautiful mug.
"Anyway. We shall proceed with our meeting! First and foremost, the Ramshackle dorm Prefect! Who is it going to be?"
Huh?
"We need to decide upon a prefect just like in the other dorms. As I am so gracious I will let you two decide."
Yuu and I look at each other and speak up at the same time.
""You can do it.""
We stare at each other and have a silent 'no you'-talk.
But I take advantage of my stupidness and incapable lifestyle.

"I must say that Yuu is an emphatic being, capable of an organized lifestyle and very trustable. In comparison, moi, is unorganized, lazy and not trustable. Therefore I recommend Yuu as the prefect/dorm hea-. "
"Objection!"
'Fuck! I don't want even more responsability!'
"(Y/N)-san is more capable of being the dorm head. They are better at approaching other people, solving problems and they don't get easily influenced by others."
"Wait a minute, I'm very easily influence able!"
"No, you'r not!"
"Oh, hell I am!"
We bicker at each other more and more, trying to push the responsability onto the other.
Probably getting a headache from our discussion someone Crowley decided to talk in-between, but we ignored him.

Out of nowhere a tan hand lands on my shoulder as well on Yuus.
"You two are the only oes in that dorm. So one is the head and the other the Vice! That way you can just split the responsibility in half! The titles are just titles."
Kalim!
My pure boyo!
"Well, I would prefer the (h/c) haired little potato would take over as the head, but since these two can't agree on one point, that would be a good solution."
Vil threw his hair back and looked down upon us, eventhough he was on the other side of the table.
'Ok, bitch.'

We finally decided who's who and moved onto the next stuff.
I'm the Vice by the way.

After clearing the talk about the upcoming sports event, and Leona and Azul not giving an even hint of suspiciones, we part ways and I start the search for Ruggie.

After sometime I find him outside collecting dandelions.
Petals of...do you call them petals by the dandelion?
Anyway.
Petals are all over his uniform plus he put some already in his mouth.
Since when does this school have so many dandelions?
I slowly approach him but he, with his hyena ears, immediately hears me.
He turns around and tilts his head slightly.
"Can I help you,  (Y/N)-chan?"
'He remembers me!'
"Hi! I wanted to talk to you. Not to long don't worry."
"No problem! Want to sit down on that one bench?"
I nod and we both sit down.
Folding my hands in my lap I breath in and out and confront him immediately with the facts.
The hyena boy keeps munching peacefully on his dandelions.
"You are behind these accidents, am I right?"
Ruggie chokes on his dandelions but quickly collects himself.
"W-what do you mean?"
"Don't play dumb. Leona ordered you to do it just so your dorm could win against Diasomnias top player."
He nervously gulps and backs away.
"Let me guess, the proud lion can't sustain a loss and now needs to sabotage the other dorms."
"Uhm..."
I stand up and corner him on the bench, locking away any possible escape route by placing my arms on each side of his head.
"And as the king he is he let's an underling, meaning you, do the hardwork. A little hyena from the slums who is potentially disposable...just in case..."
I really don't want to hurt him like that but I need clear evidence.
To push Leona over the line.
"I ..."
He avoids eye contact and curls together into a small ball.
I sigh and stand up now properly.
"Sorry...I won't tell a living soul about it... trust me. But please be cautious...for the time which will come."
"How...how do you know all of this...?"
I look down on him with a sad look and smile.
"Just somehow. Maybe one day I tell you. You are just too cute to resist."

I leave this place and go to the big garden to find the lion resting there.
"Hey!"
No movement.
"Hey, Lion King! When is the magic modifier ready?"
His eyes shot open and he slowly sits up.
"What is it, Omnivore?"
His voice still sore and rusty from his deep slumber and his hair a pure mess.
'God, that sounded so good.'
"I'm here to warn you, dear king."
I slowly walk in circles around him.
Like a hunter watching their prey.
"And from what?"
His eyes follow my movements but his body stays still.
"Nothing more then from possible...well...failure? betrayel? personal damage? Your terraforming ability is scary, you know? Besides, since you can't become king of the Afterglow Savannah you now need to be the king on the playfield at least."
He raises an eyebrow but lays back on the ground with a smirk.
"That is why you will lead me to success, Omnivore. Don't even think I didn't noticed your assembled knowledge about everyone here."
I stop in my tracks and look at him.
"Why do you think that I will help you?"
He slowly stands up and walks towards me.
I retreat to the wall and he manages to corner me.
'Now It's the reverse of what I intended to do! Now I'm the pray!'
One arm blocking my escape route to the right and a far to close face on the left.
He wisphers with a deep voice into my ear, which actually makes me horny.
"Because you will talk to the prince of the Valley of Thorns. He is a very lonely fae and some new company will probably...help out...a little."
So this motherfucker wants to use me against Malleus! Good thing he doesn't know I'm kinda friends with him.

He pushes a small package into my hands and puts one hand over my clenched one.
"Make sure he takes all of it. How I don't care. In a tea or in food. This little thing right here knocks him out for good."
Well that wasn't something which happened in the original.
My confused face seems to amuse him and he smirks at my dumb face.
"But if you want to know what it does that badly..."
He now comes closer to my ear and I swear to god he almost bites it because his breath is on it!
"It will send him into a 1 week rut. He is animalistic too and if I were you...I wouldn't want to be near him. So make sure he takes it in that 1 week before the match, Omnivore."

He moves away and starts to walk off into some direction.
He screams back into my reaction before finally wandering off.
"You want to do something about your legs maybe."
"Huh?"
I look down and holy moly!
They are shaking!
A fucking earthquake is happening down there!
I start to walk slowly and somehow manage to get to my dorm.
'Ok. I'm going to try it. I guess. I don't know...but Mal is my friend...fuck...'
We will see.
I guess.

Chapter Text

Ice cream in one and the little package of Leona in the other hand.
I nervously gulp and look up the Diasomnia dorm.
'If I just play dumb it should work. '
Was my initial idea.

'Ok, and a one and a two and a three, fou-'
"Hello there, my dear friend."
"FUCK!"
Malleus just came out of nowhere!
Ah, yeah right.
Teleportation.
"I'm sorry, did I starteld you?"
"No, no all ok...now."
"So, why are you here?"
"I actually wanted to surprise you!"
"Oh? And with what?"
His eyes shine with curiosity and interest.
"This!"
With a big smile I present him the Ice box I got.
Chocolate because...I didn't knew what he liked and so I bought a basic one.
His face lights up a bit until he sees the other package.
He first inspects the package and...sniffs a bit?
Anyway.
His eyes shot open and he looks with a face of betrayel at me.
"What is that?", he asks with a deep, terrifying voice and points at the package.
Oh, I can't play dumb.
My smile turns into a desperate, in need of help, face and his expression softens a bit.
"Can we talk inside? I fear someone might hear me.", I whisper and he nods.

He steps aside and leads me into...his room?
He places himself onto one of his many couches and levitates the Ice cream box onto the table.
I yeet the package into the next corner and hide my face in the couch.
"I...I don't even want or know what and...and..."
"Oh, how about you sit down and explain to me why you have it and... how you got it?"
"Ok."
I sit infront of him, he magically lets two spoons appear and gives me one.
I immediately start to eat.
"So, I was talking to Leona because no accident happened to one of his Magift players, and I found that really suspicious, so I interrogated him but he then flipped the switch and then I was cornered and he threatened me and gave me the package to somehow make you take it and I'm so happy he doesn't know that we know each other, but now I'm scared and I don't know what to do cause you are so precious to me and I don't want to hurt you in any sort of way and and and...and..."
I speed talked my way through this, possibly confusing him, but I got it out of my system.
I finally look up and see him thinking, with a hand on his chin and legs crossed.
"You...ok?"
He looks up and smiles slightly at me.
"Do not worry, my dear friend. If that is you concern, I will provide you with protection and-"
"No! That would be to suspicious! Can't you... act as If you were affected?"
"It is a possibility but sadly other things happen beside obvious, actable procedures in my body, if I would take it."
"Well, he said I should give it to you one week before the match. So, I guess we have time to think of something. What would be all the symptoms?"
"First of all, this... thing would start my rut. My desire to mate would shoot through the roof and could affect others. Since beastmen have much more sharper senses they would be able to smell my oncoming rut. So I could act the heavy breathing, the difficulty to walk and create some fake marks on my body like scales showing more often and just...more animalistic traits but...the smell and the uncontrollable changing pupils are something which just happens."
"Ok, the smell could be created by perfume but the pupils...I don't know but we probably figure it out!"
A moment of silence and Malleus looks up at me.
He tilts his head to the side and closes his eyes.
"Why did you tell me about? Why did you bother to get into involved into my and Kingscholars bothersome relationship?"
"Because I don't want to harm you in any way."
Once more silence occured and we just ate the Icecream box empty.

After some time Malleus spoke up again.
"Even if you would have succeded my servants and probably even mother would have found out about it quickly."
"Your mom seems really invested in your life huh?"
"Well, as the future king she can't afford accidents to happen to me. But she is a caring mother and a fearsome queen."
"That...is nice..."
I gulp nervously and lay back.
"Say, my dear friend. I'm quiet curious about your world. Mind telling me something?"
"And what? Be precise, please."
"Well then.Tell me something about your family."
'Fuck.'

I look at the ceiling and breath in and out.
My heavy but shaky breathes don't go unnoticed but the dragon boy keeps silent.
Slowly I sit up and look at him with my most tired and angered face which I manage to pull off.
"My family? Ok then...but first let me ask you. Do you know the term 'designer babys'?"
Malleus puts a hand on his chin and closes his eyes.
"I could imagine something under it but please, enlighten me."
"Sure. I like to say that designer babies are genetically modified babys. At first people did the modifying to prevent the development of a sickness or life threatening diseases. They would cut out the biological component, which would be the cause of the development of the sickness, before the baby would be put inside the mothers womb to normally grow. Understandable?" "Understandable.", he answers. "Good. The sad thing is that at some points scientists and doctors reached a level where the gender, part of the looks, their smartness and more could be 'designed' by the will of the future parents. But it became extremely expensive, which caused a trend in the high society world and out of nowhere every celebrity wanted a designed baby."
I pause and look over at Malleus.
His eyes are wide with shook and disbelieve.
"But... that takes all the beauty away from a child. To see how your child would develop after birth is the most thrilling thing! By doing...that modifying I would steal my childs individual path and more!"
'Someones excited about children.'
"I know. In forms of moral and ethic it's highly discussed because a lot people see it like you. But to get to the point. My mother was a narcissistic and rich woman. At the same time an evil plotting but young witch. She was so full of herself that she wanted the perfect child which would be a practical clone of her. But she didn't wanted to 'damage' her body with the process of pregnancy, so she first hired a female scientist to modify me and then another woman to carry me out. She only wanted the final product in the end. Me."
I caress my arms and look down at the ground.

Eventhough I lived a rich life it was pretty empty.
And well fun fact: my mother is to this day a virgin, since she never found a man worthy of her 'pure glory' called her body.

I slowly breath out and look at Malleus.
"But that's not all. I was not only a big attraction in the high society world but also in the science world. The scientists knew my mother was rich and to get that money they persuaded my mother with promises like 'Your legacy will live on forever' or 'Your dazzling beauty will be seen by all'."
"But why did they said that? Didn't she made you a big attraction already by just creating you that way?"
"My mother loves the attention. No matter how she can gain it." If I would describe Malleus right now, then I would say he is ready to destroy something. It's not this obvious anger but more his eyes have a certain angry glance, if I would interprete it that way. I put the spoon to the side and lay back onto the couch completely and stare at the ceiling. "But yeah...these science freaks wanted to test something new on me. A far more better and stronger modified health system. Because of that I had to go for a yearly check-up to the scientist who modified me. Overtime we became kinda friends since she found my body interesting. I once broke my leg, and the bone looked out, but my modified health system healed that in seconds. Since that moment the science world looked at me."

His face just screams how speechless he is.
Not knowing such witchcraft exists must have knocked the air out of him.
"My only purpose to exist was to be a nice accessorie for my mother and a scientific achievment for the science world."
I honestly believe that my mother dropped me at least once.
'That would explain a lot.'
Huh?
'How long will you let us sleep?'
Who?

SNAP
"Everything ok, my friend? You just starred into the void."
He just snapped with a finger infront of me and sat back.
"Yeah, all fine here..."
What the hell was that?
"Your past surely is...interesting but...horrifying. So you were raised without any love?"
"Well, almost. There was that one servant who even knew my mother before she was born. She was the sweetest person alive. If I could I would like to live a life as a nobody like her. But now I do live that life and I actually enjoy it."
I smile to myself.
Thinking about all this alone time and just pure loneliness.
But not the bad one but the enjoyable one.
Still I feel like something is missing.
About myself.

"I won't pity you, because you maybe don't want it, but you have my gratitude for telling me about something so personal."
"Can I ask you something?"
"Sure, what is it?"
"Did something bad happened to you? I mean during your childhood and generally..."
I face-palm myself and mumble a "sorry".
'It's obvious that as a prince, especially if he represents Maleficent, something happened to him.'
He smirks and chuckles slightly.
"As you know I'm a prince. As a royal, a lot of people want to get on my good side and enter the royal family by marriage. Best outcome would be a child, as that safes the place in the royal line. It doesn't matter if my partner would be female or male. With the help of magic even a male person could give birth."
"So main objective was getting a baby?"
"That is right. When I was a child, people would introduce me to their children to get the connection, possibly the 'childhood friend' status. My mother usually said to be cautious with my friends. This led me to never have a real friend, because my mind told me they would only use me."
"You had a fear of being used then? And trust issues?"
"Pretty much yes."
"Ok..."

We stay silent and start to space off, probably.
After some time I clap my hands togethere, stand up and go to him.
"Ok, Malleus. Time to stand up and do something. Because I don't need a sad, sulking, probably over 100 years old fae with no motivation at all after such a talk."
I pat his shoulder and smile towards him.
"I bet everything will be alright if we just can find someone to trust."
With a gentle smile I look at him and he shares a gentle smile with me too.
"I should go now I guess. It's getting late and my dormmates are probably waiting."
Not waiting for a response I slowly approach the door and am about to open said door but the dragon man doesn't let me.

One hand is on my own, which rests on the doorknob, and the other beside my head.
I can feel his presence right behind me but I keep staring into the door.
"You are so interesting, my dear friend. A human but at the same time not. Fragile but sturdy, weak but strong, sick but healthy. I'm going to be gentle with you, friend."
'W-w-wait why gentle?! With what!?'
"Uhm Malleus? What do you mean?"
"I will leave a mark on you. Do not worry, it will be small. It should be enough for Kingscholar to leave you alone without arranging some bodyguards."
"B-but w-why a mark?!"
"Remember when I said beastmen have far more better senses? He will smell the mark and so he and most beastmen will leave you alone in my absence."
My brain is a mess and starts to panick, my body trembles and my face heats up.
'Why am I even allowing this?! OMG I can feel his breath in my neck and ARE THOSE SHARP STINGS HIS THEETH?!'

 

I slowly rub my neck, feeling the bitemark, which hurts a lot.
'I will be gentle, he said. Aha, yes well fuck you!'
It was pure pain! His theeth are no joke!
And this 'mark' is not even small! I would need some really good make-up to hide it but I can't afford it.
I won't ask Vil because he doesn't need to know the drama.
"Should I disinfect it? It's kinda like a wound...but he said his saliva would be sufficient enough and disinfected the mark.", I mumble to myself.

Rustle Rustle
I stop in my tracks and look over to the rustling bush.
'What the...'
The rustling and shuffling gets louder till I close my eyes and just hear something come out of it.
I was ready to be killed but...nothing happened.
"Oh, what the hell...awww..."
"..mew..."
A small kitten, maybe 3-weeks-old, emerges from the bush and stumbles towards me.
"What are you doing here, little buddy? Where is your mama? Huh?"
The little (f/c) fella keeps looking up at me, expecting that I take him with me but...I legit have nothing for him.
I kneel down to get on the kittens level but they crawled right onto my lap and start to meow at me.
'Oh (Y/N), don't get attached to it. We need to find the mom.'
And that's exactly what I did.
I took of my jacket and put the little kitten in it, so it's all warm and cozy.
After that I started to search for the mom but she was nowhere.
I gently crawl with one finger the head of the little one and talk to it.
"Seems your lost or your mom abandoned you, huh? Let's go to Sams. Maybe he can take care of you."
So I walk into to Sam and what do I see? Sam and what seems to be a fresh mom cat!
"I'm sorry but we are close - Oh, hello!"
Sam turns around and stops once he sees the kitten.
"Where did you find this little guy?"
He walks over with a blanket and puts the little one into it.
"This little fella was outside. They came at me and just crawled onto my lap. But I guess they do not belong to the bunch over there, right?"
"Yeah. Mama Noodle just gave birth so I don't think so. But why did you came to me of all places?"
I scratch my head and smile nervously at him.
"I actually thought you could take them in but I guess you have bigger responsibilities now."
He nods along, as understanding my way of thinking, and sighs sadly to the end.
"Sadly you are right. Another one would be to much so I can't take them in."
He seems to think until, what seems to be an idea, hits him.
"I can give you for some days some supplies for the little one. I can't give more due to buisness but you should be able to keep this little fella alive."
"That would be so nice!"

With a bag full of kitten supplies, including food, toys and more, I carry them home in the fluffy blanket from Sam.
On the way there I pat them a bit and tall with them until I arrive in my beloved dorm.
It's pretty late so Yuu and Grim are probably already asleep.
Arriving in my room I feed, now knowing it's a male, him some milk formula and tuck him into the blanket back. He immediately starts to fall asleep and curls up into a tiny little ball.
'I should name him.'
I put him, wrapped up in the blanket, on my second pillow so he has a soft underground.
'Floofy...no to cute...Loaf! Nah, he isn't loafy enough....Maybe after a sort of pasta? No....What if I name him after one of the teachers? That would be funny. But I guess not so funny for the choosen teacher. A different name...a good one...'
I look at the sleeping furball and notice that he has this one white spot on his forehead.
'SPOTS! Yes!!! That's it!'
Little spots.
"Hello my little buddy. I will make sure you survive."
Slowly I drift into my dream world and finally fall asleep.

 

Next morning!

I don't know how it happened but Spots just chills in the hood of my sweater.
And I'm in class now.
Luckily it's history with Trein.
He knows Spots is with me but he doesn't care.
If I may be so bold I would say he is quite interested in Spots.
Maybe potential adoptio-?!
"I'm sorry but no."
"But Mr.Trein! I'm an student. I can't take care of him for a long time!"
"Well (Y/N), I have my own cat to take care of and he does not like it when there is another one."
And that concludes my try of convincing the only obvious cat person in this school.

I sit down at a bench in the garden of the school and let Spots run around in a small area.
I constantly walk with him to not lose him.
In a certain sunny spot he meows at me and waits till I sit there down, so he can climb into my lap to take a nap.
I baby him all the time, make sure he is all comfortable and talk in this high pitched baby language towards him.
I stroke his little head and body gently with one finger.
"You have your time of your life, right? Safe, warm and getting all the pets of the world."
I completly forget about any exposed neck till a certain lion suddenly stands behind me.
"What do I see on your neck, Omnivore?", he says in a threatening and angry way.
'Fuck.'
I cover Spots with my body and look back at him.
His face is full of disbelieve and...anger?
My prideful self just grins at him and says:
"What you see, kitty."