Chapter 0:

Let's Imagine: Prologue

Let's Imagine a Female Knight From Another World

| Euphoria, Gundian Empire, 6 years ago |Bookmark here

"If only we had a bit more time, then maybe I could've spared your life."Bookmark here

A man in light chainmail dropped to his knees wheezing. A figure towered over him, grinning in delight.Bookmark here

" …Fuckin' bitch …You aren't human."Bookmark here

The woman in blue armor grimaced and held her blade at his neck.Bookmark here

".... Now why'd you have to go and say that."Bookmark here

The edge slices across his throat, the wound opened, showing the whiteness of his flesh as red liquid starts to ooze from the open cut. He gargled on his own bodily fluids and fell face-first onto his stomach.Bookmark here

The blue-armored woman took off her helmet. Her pearly locks danced as if overjoyed from being freed of her armor. The knight tilted her head up, looking towards the sky; her devious smile showed her sharp canine teeth.Bookmark here

"... What a beautiful day to die."Bookmark here

Her pupils mirrored the reddish-yellow tint of the atmosphere above. The clouds moved like infernos near a volcano. A large gust of wind made the blades of grass coated in a crimson liquid shimmer across the plains. Armored bodies lay in heaps around her, skewered with swords, pikes, and large hammers. Cloaked individuals with amputated limbs and extruding intestines are shown on the horizon with their staffs unwavering, being implanted to the ground.Bookmark here

The air was brisk and dry, as any hint of nitrogen caused the atmosphere to be ablaze.Bookmark here

The woman exhaled. Her breath looked as if a dragon was sprouting a miniature flame.Bookmark here

"Calina, it's time to go."Bookmark here

A man with deep-crimson armor appeared from the sky and landed near the woman. His armor's outlined in black, matching his laidback hair but contrasting with his light-brown eyes.Bookmark here

"If we're here any longer, someone might see us."Bookmark here

The blue-armored woman smiled at his concern.Bookmark here

"Oh, don't worry, Kali, the only people who've seen us are all dead."Bookmark here

She bends down and smacks a spear implanted in a bloody corpse.Bookmark here

"Isn't that right, Mister 'General of the Gundian Empire'?"Bookmark here

The embedded weapon staggers as if responding to her taunt.Bookmark here

A light metal clink is heard brushing against the ground. The man from before coughs blood as his throat expands from the bruise. He finds the strength to look up at his killer. His eyes bloodshot red.Bookmark here

"TAKE THIS, YOU BASTARD!"Bookmark here

He lifts his hand as a red runic circle appears from his palm. A fierce ball of fire is summoned and angled at Calina.Bookmark here

The crimson-knight unsheathes his blade from his hilt, but Calina holds up her hand.Bookmark here

She stands, unwavering to the flame approaching her.Bookmark here

"He still has some fight in him! I'll give him one last shot before he dies!"Bookmark here

She opens her arms, welcoming the attack as it scorches her entirely.Bookmark here

Her body goes up into flame and smoke. Her burning carcass gave off a foul stench.Bookmark here

"…For ...Gundia.."Bookmark here

The man's hand falls to the floor, his eyes lose their light as he takes a final breath. His head drops as a maroon liquid spreads to the ground, tinting the grass red.Bookmark here

The crimson-knight sighed.Bookmark here

"I don't know why you give them false hope like that."Bookmark here

The fire crackles upon Calina's corpse and disperses into smoke. The top of her armor melted pure metal as her inner skin was shown blackened like charcoal. The inflamed corpse fell to its knees as one of her arms split from her torso, the blood secreting from her wound bubbled from the hot iron.Bookmark here

"…Ha…Aha…"Bookmark here

The corpse found humor in its death. She opened her mouth allowing her blackened tongue to tumbled onto the ground. Her teeth crackle into ash, with her bottom jaw, falling to the ground shattering to pieces.Bookmark here

The crimson-knight looked away from the carcass.Bookmark here

"… He was right about one thing though,"Bookmark here

The knight stood on one foot, then two. Their brittle skin regained color as her jaw reformed. Another limb slowly penetrated from the gaping hole on her left shoulder.Bookmark here

Her hair, though burnt away, fully flushed into a tinted silver, the same length as before.Bookmark here

The seeming immortal knight flexed her left arm as it grew to its natural size, nails extrude from the ends of her hands, spritzing tiny bits of blood.Bookmark here

— CRACKBookmark here

She then uses her right hand to position the deformed jaw acutely on her chin.Bookmark here

The blue armor that melted away started materializing back in rays of light as if it was never damaged.Bookmark here

"... You aren't fucking human."Bookmark here

Calina looks over to him and whimpers.Bookmark here

"Aww. That isn't something you should tell a lady."Bookmark here

Their metal footwear snap as they lunge into the air.Bookmark here

A flag showcasing a green elephant clothed in jewelry burned on a hill in the distance.Bookmark here

"One nation down,"Bookmark here

Calina looked back and gave a sadistic smile.Bookmark here

"… Five more to go!"Bookmark here

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| Euphoria, the City of Phoenia, Military District, 3 months into the future |Bookmark here

"Shouldn't we wait to advance after the Battle of Washi?"Bookmark here

A tall overbearing man puffed smoke, holding a wine glass in his hand and motioning towards a map.Bookmark here

Another man with a girthy mustache takes a sip of wine, balancing a pen on his open hand.Bookmark here

"That's too risky. We might as well wait for our generals to come back from their excursion before we plan another attack."Bookmark here

The other men fell silent.Bookmark here

"…You don't mean …Her …Do you?" Someone broke the censorship.Bookmark here

A man at the head of the table exhaled a strong cloud of smoke.Bookmark here

"As long as we can satisfy her bloodlust, we shouldn't have a repeated 'incident'. Don't worry, I have it under control."Bookmark here

Murmurs surround the table.Bookmark here

A man, quite skinny but tall stands from his seat.Bookmark here

"And what happens when there are no enemies to fight, Chancellor?"Bookmark here

He inhales while holding a black cigar to his lips, exhaling black fumes from his nose.Bookmark here

"I already have a contingency plan. Lady Ursla, herself, plans to send some 'exposables' soon enough."Bookmark here

Another man jumps from his seat and slams his hands on the table.Bookmark here

"So we're accepting help from the goddesses now? You obviously don't remember all the trouble they caused us this far dammit!"Bookmark here

The man with the cigar raised his hand, the excited individual fell to his seat.Bookmark here

"We've seen the new strength this generation has to offer. Now, we just have to use them to our advantage."Bookmark here

He beckons a young girl with short brown hair over to his side, she hands him a light-purple crystal that gleams from the light of his cigar.Bookmark here

The man throws it onto the table shattering the ornament. Its remains disperse into the air, lines start to form from its relics creating a group of charts showcasing different individuals plastered for the entire room to see.Bookmark here

The Chancellor whisks his hand to the right as different profiles are shown. He stops and gestures with his finger bringing three profiles forth.Bookmark here

Three girls, one with short jet-black hair, another with long red hair situated in a ponytail, and a younger girl with pink hair are displayed.Bookmark here

Murmurs grow around the table.Bookmark here

"Two Holy Knights and a Valkyrie, huh?" One man scratches his beard in an enthused manner.Bookmark here

"This could work, but only if they're given the right mentors." Another man adds inhaling smoke from his cigar.Bookmark here

"Gentleman,"Bookmark here

The Chancellor stood up and threw his hand forward pointing at the three females.Bookmark here

"These three girls are going to forever change Phoenia… Perhaps even Euphoria itself."Bookmark here

"…But how can we know that they're on our side, Chancellor."Bookmark here

The standing man put out his cigar in a nearby ashtray and grinned cynically, one eye wider than the other.Bookmark here

"If they aren't,"Bookmark here

He looks to his left and grabs the brown-haired female by the throat, unknowing of his attack. She squirms in his grip as he lifts her from the ground.Bookmark here

— CRACKBookmark here

Her body stops moving and her feet dangle. Her blue eyes bulged from her face, along with her tongue hanging from her mouth as spit foamed at the side of her lips.Bookmark here

"…I'll kill the bitches myself."Bookmark here

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