Chapter 25:

Chapter 25: Roommate.

The Master and The Slave


Out of nowhere, Nesto's body shivers in his mind. He felt something really bad is coming for him that causes him to momentarily paused in the hallways. Neya notices and turns to look at Nesto, her left eyebrow raised in confusion. Grok also did the same thing by looking at him.Bookmark here

"What is wrong, Nesto?" Neya ask.Bookmark here

"Hm... I think I forgot something in the wagon," Nesto lies as to not worried his master.Bookmark here

"Huh, that's odd. I never thought you could forget something, what did you forget?" Neya ask.Bookmark here

"I can't seem to remember, it's probably nothing. I'm getting old, I guess," Nesto said while shrugging his shoulder.Bookmark here

"Oh, It happens to me twice a day. You can't run from times, she will catch up to you no matter what," Grok said while stroking his beard.Bookmark here

Neya looks at the old men that are standing around her with a smile on her face. She understands what they are saying, but she can't relate to what they are feeling. Grok let out a laugh, so do Nesto after they look at the young elf girl between them.Bookmark here

"Shall I continue then?" Grok ask.Bookmark here

"You may," Neya answers.Bookmark here

"As I was saying before, this academy is surrounded by mountain and the only way to reach this academy is the three valleys. The three valleys lead to the Halsworthy town located southeast from the academy, while Hardersfield town is at the west. And lastly, Tinevic village located northeast." Grok explain while they continue walking in the hallway.Bookmark here

"We came from Tinevic village," Neya said.Bookmark here

"Oh that path is safe to use, so do from the Halsworthy. The only path that I advised you do not use is the one that leads to Hardersfield," Grok warn.Bookmark here

"Why? Is it dangerous?" Neya ask.Bookmark here

"Yes, actually that path there always been covered by a thick fog, making visibility limited. And also we have a Wyvern infestation there," Grok explain.Bookmark here

"Noted," Neya said.Bookmark here

"Let's continue on, as you can see the academy is surrounded by a wall and the only way to enter it is through the gate. We also have guards that patrol the wall from morning to night, making safety our top priority. Since our student mainly composes of many that are from a nobility family," Grok said.Bookmark here

Nesto glances out of the window to the wall that surrounds the academy while they are walking. In his head, he is taking note on the vulnerability of the security here.Bookmark here

"We also have a small town outside of the wall that accommodates certain needs of the student. I would advise you both to be careful when you are in the town, just in case, but there is nothing to be afraid of the town. It is rather safe, we have never had an accident in the past when the students are roaming around it," Grok said.Bookmark here

"Now on the subject that you will be studying in the first semester," Grok said.Bookmark here

Grok take out a schedule out of his pocket and hand it to Neya. Neya takes the schedule sheet and was a bit surprised by the amount of free time between class.Bookmark here

"You will be studying all the basic subject for the first semester, such as magic study, history, self-defense course and many more. The subject is not overwhelming for me student and it's not that hard to follow," Grok explain.Bookmark here

"After the first semester, you will be able to pick on the subject that you wish to study," Grok continue.Bookmark here

"Self-defence? I don't see any place that can accommodate that kind activity," Neya ask.Bookmark here

"We do indeed have that kind of area, it is located in the underground area. The academy consists of a large underground area that which we can accommodate any kind of sports activity. In the underground floor, we also have many other rooms such as extra lab, an archive, it is also where we store your wagon and kept our supplies," Grok explain.Bookmark here

"Oh, can a student access that area?" Neya ask.Bookmark here

"Of course, but not all though, some is limited to the staff" Grok answers.Bookmark here

"Classroom, club room, lectures office, dorm room, servant quarter and many more are located above ground. Just ask any student or lecturers if you ever get lost, they will show you the way," Grok advice.Bookmark here

"And finally we also have several gardens above ground in which you can relax in or grow your own plant for research," Grok said.Bookmark here

"I am a bit overwhelmed about the accommodation here," Neya said.Bookmark here

"It is common for any new student to that way at first, you will get used to it sooner or later," Grok said.Bookmark here

"Here you are," Grok said after stopping in front of a door.Bookmark here

"Where are we?" Neya asks while glancing at the door.Bookmark here

"Your dorm room," Grok answers.Bookmark here

"Is this room where I and Nesto will be staying at?" Neya ask.Bookmark here

"Nesto and you will be staying in a different room, Nesto will be staying in at the servants quarter on the first floor. You will be sharing with the two other students," Grok answer.Bookmark here

"No, I can't. I need to stay with Nesto," Neya stressed.Bookmark here

"Miss Neya it's okay. You need this, you need to fight your fear," Nesto said.Bookmark here

"Nesto, you can't leave me. You promise me," Neya said, her hand grabs Nesto sleeves.Bookmark here

"I won't leave you, Miss Neya. I will be here, whenever you need me, but you need to face your fear. It's for your own good," Nesto said then he gently removes Neya hand and grab hold of it with both of his.Bookmark here

"If you think that it's good for me to do these then I believe you," Neya said, letting go of Nesto hand.Bookmark here

Neya knock on the dorm room door first, she hears someone on the other side rushing to the door. The door opens and reveals a short Satyr with short brown hair. Her eyes widen when she saw the three people standing on the other side when her eyes wander to Grok.Bookmark here

"Headmaster! I'm so sorry about the club room!" Digia apologize.Bookmark here

"What happens to the club room?" Grok ask.Bookmark here

"You don't know? Hm... Nothing happens," Digia answers, a grin form on her lips.Bookmark here

Grok shake his head slowly while sighing. "Never mind, I'm here to introduce the new roommate you will be receiving," Grok said the gesture to Neya with his hand.Bookmark here

"Oh, welcome my name is Digia," Digia said while offering her hand for a handshake.Bookmark here

Neya looks at Digia hand then she looks back at Nesto.Bookmark here

"Well Digia, my master name is Neya Fasheir, you can call her Neya. Miss Neya has a certain condition that won't allow her to touch anyone. So I apologize in advance for declining your handshake," Nesto said with a smile on his face.Bookmark here

Neya look at Nesto wide eyes, she remembers that she shouldn't use her family name, but using Nesto family name, isn't it rude for her to use it. Nesto nods his head giving permission to Neya to use it, Neya smile and gulp before looking back at the Digia.Bookmark here

"Okay..." Digia said then she withdraws her hand.Bookmark here

"Why don't you show my master around," Nesto offers.Bookmark here

"Sure, come in," Digia said before entering the room.Bookmark here

Neya follows inside, she was surprised by the cleanness of the room and the beautiful plant that lay on the window stools. Her eyes wander and notice the green elf girl standing beside the plant. She remembers what Netso said, she needs to do this.Bookmark here

She gulps her saliva before speaking. "Hello, my name is Neya," Neya said.Bookmark here

The elf girl look at her then she looks away after saying her name, "Lilia."Bookmark here

Neya smile flattened by the sudden coldness that is shown by the elf girl. Neya glare at Lilia in response. Digia step in between them with her hand both raised.Bookmark here

"Lilia! I'm sorry for her behavior, she just thinks that if you don't want your popularity to plummet then you shouldn't befriend us," Digia said.Bookmark here

"Why is that?" Neya ask.Bookmark here

"We are the outcast, the weird kids, the mad inventor and... " Digia glance at Lilia.Bookmark here

"Unpopular with others students, well she is right though. I don't mind if you want to avoid us," Digia said.Bookmark here

The atmosphere of the room turn gloomy, before Lilia spoke, "Where is your butler?"Bookmark here

"He is outside of the room," Neya answers.Bookmark here

"What?!" Lilia quickly makes her bed and start to clean the rooms.Bookmark here

Digia and Neya look at Lilia, confused by the sudden burst of energy, Neya turns her head to Digia, ignoring Lilia. "Where should I sleep?" Neya ask.Bookmark here

"Top bunk," Digia gesture to the top bunk of Lilia beds.Bookmark here

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Grok turn his head to Nesto with a frown on his face after Neya enters the room and close the door behind her.Bookmark here

"Nesto, tell me the truth why is she really here?" Grok ask.Bookmark here

"It's complicated," Nesto answers, Grok sigh in annoyance.Bookmark here

"I don't want my students to be in danger, please promise me that," Grok said.Bookmark here

"I promise," Nesto answers.Bookmark here

"How is your body, Nesto. Does it's still hurt?" Grok ask, stroking his beard.Bookmark here

"Every time I open the gates, but I have grown accustomed to it," Nesto said after popping a bone in his shoulder.Bookmark here

"We shouldn't give you these curse in the first place," Grok said.Bookmark here

"You and Madeleine view it as a curse, but I view it as a gift. Besides, I accept the curse willingly," Nesto said.Bookmark here

"Madeline and I were young at the time, we were playing god. We shouldn't deform your body to the extent of monstrosity," Grok said with a simmer of regret in his voice.Bookmark here

"You always worry too much, just like Madeleine always said. It's okay Grok, I have made my peace with it. You should too," Nesto said.Bookmark here

"Maybe I should, but the memories of seeing you in so much pain during the procedure still burn in the back of my mind," Grok said.Bookmark here

Kinnith slowly rappel down the rope when he heard what those two men are saying. He wonders what kind of relationship that these two have, Kinnith also wondering what the heck are they are discussing about.Bookmark here

The door opens revealing Neya on the other side, she looks at Nesto. Nesto notices the same green hair elf girl that he saved earlier in the room, cleaning furiously.Bookmark here

"How was it?" Nesto ask.Bookmark here

"Okay, I guess. Digia seems nice," Neya answers with uncertainty in her tone.Bookmark here

"Where should we go next?" Neya ask.Bookmark here

"The tours end here," Grok said while stroking his beard.Bookmark here

"Then we should grab our staff from the wagon and settle in," Nesto suggests after patting Neya on top of her head.Bookmark here

"Okay," Neya answers with a new smile on her face.Bookmark here

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Weyshers Castle.Bookmark here

The dark room illuminated by two glowing orbs in each chair surrounding the roundtable. The only person in that room is an elf woman with long ginger hair and a gold crown on her head while wearing a red dress that hugs her body showing an hourglass figure.Bookmark here

"Queen Lucilla, are you sure about this? You will be putting your own kingdom on the front line," King Ninleyn from the Rochia Kingdom speak through the orbs.Bookmark here

"It's maybe a bold move for me, but it will sure my place in the elven alliance. Won't it?" Queen Lucilla said.Bookmark here

"It will if the plan work then we will give a chance to Weyshers even after what it has done to others." King Usunaar from the Pignaria Kingdom speaks through the orbs.Bookmark here

"Then we all agree? That Targia should retract the new law," Queen Lucilla ask.Bookmark here

"Yes, Targia new law has risen a new type of problem in our kingdom. Many of the slaves are running and escaping to Targia after finding hope of release in that kingdom. Our kingdom is in a predicament if we lose our entire workforce," King Ninleyn said.Bookmark here

"I already proceed with the plan, if it doesn't work we will use another method to force Targia to change its law," Queen Lucilla said.Bookmark here

"May Yana bless your soul," Both of king said before the orbs finally disappear.Bookmark here

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