Chaos and order!
I could barely believe what I was seeing. A monster stood high above me, its height reaching at least 10 feet. It had dark oily skin, and it looked like some sort of humanoid frog. All that except, frogs had no teeth.
'What was I doing here again?'
Ah, I was just rejected by my crush, right in this abandoned building. No, not rejection but probably worse. I got beaten up by her boyfriend. To be fair, I did not know that the most beautiful girl in the school was dating the school bully. Then again, that didn't matter much right now. I was about to die.
The monster charged at me, eager to swallow me whole. I felt my heart stop.
Time slowed, and the closer the monster drew the more I understood; my time had run out. Graduating, university, getting a job, marrying, having a family... these were all dreams now. Dreams I could only wish to achieve.
Just as the clock was about to strike 12, in the eleventh hour, I felt my fate change. The light at the end of the tunnel shone brighter than ever.
As if what I was seeing was not crazy enough, I watched in shock as a girl suddenly appeared before me, her spear swinging in a diagonal line. Black liquid flew in the air, and the monster's massive body fell backward, making the ground tremble as it did.
I let out a breath of relief.
The girl turned around, and her cold eyes met mine. She had black hair and wore round spectacles, together with what seemed like some sort of uniform. The uniform had a black jacket with a high and rigid collar and big brass buttons with a black skirt with black leggings. For a second, I was distracted by her good looks until I realized I had been staring for too long.
"Ah...Thanks." I said with a nervous chuckle.
"Humph!" The girl turned away from me, before walking up to the corpse. She knelt and seemed to be checking for something.
In the meantime, I got up and dusted my black school trousers. I did the same with my golfer before walking up to the girl.
"So...what is that supposed to be?" I asked.
She turned her head to throw me an annoyed glance, like the look you'd give an irritating child. She answered nevertheless.
"An aberration." Her voice was sharp, her reply was brief. I was left more confused than before I asked.
"Umm...what is that?" I dared to ask.
The girl let out a sigh and stood up.
"Creatures formed from chaos energy."
"Chaos energy, wh-"
"Energy that exists in the atmosphere."
That was something I had never heard before, chaos energy? Aberrations?
"You. You can see these creatures?" The girl asked next, making me more confused.
"Follow me." She ordered, taking out something. It looked like a compass, and when she set the controls on it, something amazing happened. On the ground where she stood, a large clock-like pattern materialized on the ground.
"Get over here." She ordered.
I could only comply because it didn't seem like I had much of a choice anyway.
I stepped onto the inscription and waited for something to change. The girl fidgeted with the tool, and the clock began glowing. In the next second, I experienced a shocking change.
The world before me disappeared. The dark, dingy interior of the dilapidated house disappeared, and a new scene filled my eyes. The green of nature cast a serene mood over the surroundings, and the sounds of insects and birds played a musical tune. I looked down to see myself standing on a cobblestone pathway, which I realized led to a gate.
The girl walked to the gate, and it opened automatically. I followed her as she went in, and I was greeted by a staircase that led far up a mountain.
"We have to go all the way up there?" I cried out, my legs already feeling exhausted.
The girl did not even spare me a glance and just walked to the stairs.
"Just follow me."
I groaned in dismay, as I unwillingly dragged myself forward, ready to experience hell.
At least an hour later, we reached the top of the hill. 2 hours maybe, if one counted the countless rests I had on the way up here. It even got to the point where the girl threatened to throw me down the stairs. She probably didn't do it because then it would take longer to reach the top. Carrying a dead body takes time, after all.
The minute we reached the top, I collapsed onto the ground. I took a good 10 minutes to rest my aching body, much to the girl's annoyance. After I had rested enough, I sat up. I let out a light gasp as I took in the beautiful sight before me.
Before me, were at least a hundred buildings, all of them East-Asian agricultural-style buildings. I stared at the building in awe, before my eyes landed on the sign at the entrance. On it read:
Welcome to the Black Crow school of law