Chapter 31:

Left Behind

My Devil Is A Beautiful Female

Everyone is standing in the yard.Bookmark here

"Before we get down to business, Renjii and Roy, you guys did very well yesterday." Shira praises themBookmark here

"Today I will teach you 'Mana Control'!" Shira saysBookmark here

"What's that?" Renjii asksBookmark here

"Good question but before that, Roy, let me tell you something"Bookmark here

"Yeah?"Bookmark here

"Chant a little when you utilize your magic. It will provide a 'buff' to it."Bookmark here

"Oh, okay. I will do that from now." Roy remarks and he begins to think, 'Now I have to come up with a strange name for my techniques like Takagi and the rest.'Bookmark here

"So, what I'm about to teach you today is crucial! You must practice it on a regular basis!" Shira saysBookmark here

"Well then, let me explain the Mana Core-Bookmark here

A Mana Core is classified into six colors: black, red, orange, yellow, silver, and white. One's Mana color starts off as black, due to the body's blood and other impurities mixed with the Mana particles as they form together into a Mana Core. Each stage of the Mana core colors is split into three shades (dark, solid, and light), except silver which is split into the initial, mid, and high, and white core which does not have stages. In general, the lighter the Mana Core color, the purer one's Mana Core is. Mana is essential to use Magic. It exists in the atmosphere and is divided into particles of each element. The power to control Mana is largely genetic. Research showed that roughly 1 in 100 children are able to sense Mana, which can only be tested when one's Mana Core is completely developed — anywhere from early adolescence to late teen years. Once a Mana Core manifests, a translucent barrier forms around the awakened, which lasts a couple of minutes. The Mana Core becomes purer as impurities are filtered out over time, with the stages for each color being dark, solid, and light. The colors of the Mana Core include Black, Red, Orange, Yellow, Silver, and White." Shira explains.Bookmark here

"Understandable." Roy saysBookmark here

"So, how can we learn it?" Renjii asksBookmark here

"Ok I will tell teach you one by one, let's start with Renjii."Bookmark here

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Renjii learned Mana Control after an hour of meditation. After that, Mio's turn came. Another hour or so passed.Bookmark here

"Phew, that was tiring. But I feel so refreshed now." Mio says while stretching her body.Bookmark here

"I know, right?" Renjii saysBookmark here

It's now Roy's turn.Bookmark here

"Roy, come here." Shira saysBookmark here

Roy comes forward and Shira continues, "Turn around and sit in a lotus position."Bookmark here

Roy does as Shira says.Bookmark here

"Now close your eyes and start taking long breaths."Bookmark here

"Good. Now try to gather all your Mana in your stomach."Bookmark here

Roy follows Shira's instructions.Bookmark here

After that Shira puts his arms on Roy's shoulder. He then squeezes with both of his thumbs in Roy's shoulders, then he squeezes again on his neck, then squeezes in the center of his back and puts his right palm on his back and gives a push. Immediately Roy's aura of fire starts to come out.Bookmark here

"Now, start to open your eyes slowly"Bookmark here

"I triggered all of your Mana points. It will allow your Mana to flow freely throughout your entire body." Shira explainsBookmark here

"Hmm, I see." Roy saysBookmark here

"Let's go inside now that we're done. I'd like to say something to guys." Shira says and walks inside the baseBookmark here

"Okay!" The Trio says and follows Shira inside.Bookmark here

"Before that, go and get some rest. I will tell you guys everything at dinner." Shira stops and says then continues to walk.Bookmark here

"Okay." The Trio says and goes to their rooms.Bookmark here

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At Night,Bookmark here

They are currently sitting at the dining table.Bookmark here

"Now that we have finished eating, let's get down to business." Shira says and continues.Bookmark here

"As you have seen at the Supreme King's place, he invited me to train under him."Bookmark here

"Yeah, and you rejected him." Renjii saysBookmark here

"Well…I didn't…reject him. I accepted his proposal…"Bookmark here

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"Today will be the last day we spent together." Shira says and continues, "Don't worry about not having a teacher anymore. Because Jin Akanishi will teach you guys from now on."Bookmark here

"Wh-What?!"Bookmark here

"The Supreme King's son will teach us personally?!"Bookmark here

"Yeah. We will be going to Deylan again." Shira saysBookmark here

"I see." Mio repliesBookmark here

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"I am sorry for not being able to teach you guys more." Shira says in a low voiceBookmark here

"Don't apologize, it doesn't suit you." Roy saysBookmark here

"…" Shira stays silentBookmark here

"Anyway, I'll be going now. I need to sleep. Bye" Roy says and gets up from his chair.Bookmark here

"Yeah me too." Mio and Renjii says at the same time and does the same as RoyBookmark here

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The next morning,Bookmark here

"Akira, come to my base."Bookmark here

*Whoosh*Bookmark here

A portal opens in front of Shira.Bookmark here

"Are you guys all set? This is most likely the final time you will see this base." Shira saysBookmark here

"Yeah, we are ready." The Trio saysBookmark here

Akira then, exactly like previously, opens a portal to Deylan. They repeat the process as the previous time.Bookmark here

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They enter The Supreme King's palace and head toward his office.Bookmark here

*Knock* *Knock*Bookmark here

"Come in."Bookmark here

*Creek*Bookmark here

They open the door and go inside. They bow after seeing Sanji and Jin inside the room.Bookmark here

"You are here, Shira!" Sanji saysBookmark here

"I'm sure Shira has already told you this, but I'll repeat it for you. You'll be practicing under Jin from now on, while Shira will be training under me." Sanji saysBookmark here

"Should I open a portal to Palacearia?" Akira asksBookmark here

"Yes." Jin saysBookmark here

Akira then creates a portal directly to PalaceariaBookmark here

"See you later." Jin says and continues, "Follow me."Bookmark here

The Trio follows him and goes through the portal.Bookmark here

x-------- End of Volume 1 --------xBookmark here

[Author Note]Bookmark here

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