Shift

Reality is not so rigidly defined.

Yuki Hayashi was a normal high school student with too many books and a few more quips about clichés. His meeting the strange teenage soldier, Ayumi, reveals imagination is a power they can wield to alter reality. Now faced with assassins and political machinations, he must learn how to control his wild power before something far worse happens.

Inspired by battle manga from Shounen Jump, Shift is a serialized long form story with a large cast of unique characters. Genre hopping, Shift is a battle adventure that pays homage to the classics while also breaking away from common tropes.

Chapters will be released daily until it's up to chapter 100, releases afterward will be scaled back to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule. Chapters will be about 2k-2.5k in length.

Shift is built with long story arcs with each arc fitting into a different tone and genre.

School Days Arc - Chapters 1-93
The Siege Arc - Chapters 94-Current
The Waiting Sub-Arc - Chapter 94-95
Journey to Atlantis Sub-Arc - Chapter 96-Current

Chapters will be released daily until it's up to chapter 100, releases afterward will be scaled back to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule. Chapters will be about 2k-2.5k in length.

Shift is built with long story arcs with each arc fitting into a different tone...

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Chapter 1: Stained Sand
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Chapter 2: Hidden Shield
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Chapter 3: A Fantasy of Reality
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Chapter 4: Blood Tinge
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Chapter 5: The Cracked Seal
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Chapter 6: Subconscious
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Chapter 7: Inheritance
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Chapter 8: Routines
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Chapter 9: Troubled Joy
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Chapter 10: Short One
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Chapter 11: Kasou-ryoku
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Chapter 12: Dream Void
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Chapter 13: Don't Think
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Chapter 14: Learning by Error
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Chapter 15: All Short One
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Chapter 16: The Broken Watch
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Chapter 17: Forgotten Child
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Chapter 18: Waking the Courage
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Chapter 19: Promises
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Chapter 20: My Brother's Keeper
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Chapter 21: Pieces that Remain
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Chapter 22: Return with Answers
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Chapter 23: The Watcher
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Chapter 24: Not So Divine
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Chapter 25: Faded Echoes
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Chapter 26: The Echoes of Nothing
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Chapter 27: Against Logic
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Chapter 28: Shattering Earth
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Chapter 29: Dropout Priest
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Chapter 30: The Warning
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Chapter 31: Unbroken Bonds
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Chapter 32: Matter of Self
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Chapter 33: Those Above
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Chapter 34: Far Enough
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Chapter 35: Lost and Found
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Chapter 36: The Little Things
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Chapter 37: Secret Lives
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Chapter 38: Gushing Imagination
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Chapter 39: Shattered Thoughts
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Chapter 40: Strength to See
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Chapter 41: Trouble in Different Packages
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Chapter 42: Stranger Still
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Chapter 43: Shadows that Scream
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Chapter 44: The Beast in the Forest
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Chapter 45: Child No More
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Chapter 46: Strange Meetings
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Chapter 47: The Fantasy You Want
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Chapter 48: Running Wild
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Chapter 49: Never Forgotten
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Chapter 50: Fading Light
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Chapter 51: Black and Blue
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Chapter 52: Calm Before the Storm
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Chapter 53: Family Matters
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Chapter 54: The Sealed Vault Opened
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Chapter 55: Strength of the Blind
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Chapter 56: Splitting the Dream
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Chapter 57: To Challenge Those That Threaten
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Chapter 58: The Soul of My Brother
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Chapter 59: The True Awakening
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Chapter 60: Reborn
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Chapter 61: Living in the New World
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Chapter 62: Staring Down the Beast
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Chapter 63: The Dreamer's Wish
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Chapter 64: The Returning Departures
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Chapter 65: The Porcelain Stare
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Chapter 66: The No Thinking Plan
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Chapter 67: Grave Intentions
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Chapter 68: Blood Under the Wicked Moon
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Chapter 69: Blood Stained Shadow
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Chapter 70: That Which has been Forgotten
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Chapter 71: The Farewell
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Chapter 72: Rebuilding the Broken
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Chapter 73: Dome of Safety
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Chapter 74: The Sibling Link
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Chapter 75: Spent Days of Youth
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Chapter 76: Repeated Words
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Chapter 77: Alone in the Crowd
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Chapter 78: Breakdown of Words
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Chapter 79: A Magician's Trick
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Chapter 80: Tricks Revealed
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Chapter 81: Biting the Hand that Feeds
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Chapter 82: Emotional Control
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Chapter 83: Working Alone as a Team
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Chapter 84: Growth
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Chapter 85: A Tiger's Pride
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Chapter 86: Longing Thoughts and Heavy Thoughts
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Chapter 87: Unspoken Words
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Chapter 88: Intrusion of the Uninvited
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Chapter 89: Invitation to Gather
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Chapter 90: Decision Time
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Chapter 91: The Decision
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Chapter 92: Second Meetings
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Chapter 93: Departure
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Chapter 94: A Blue View
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Chapter 95: The Looming Fog
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Chapter 96: Seeking Atlantis
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Chapter 97: Strangers in a Strange Land
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Chapter 98: The New Road
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Chapter 99: The Façade
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Chapter 100: Rewind
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Chapter 101: Uneasy Greetings
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Chapter 102: Looming Uncertainties
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Chapter 103: The Darkness of Innocence
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Chapter 104: Struggle by Threads
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Chapter 105: Reception for the Uninitiated
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Chapter 106: Disciple of War
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Chapter 107: Righteous Flames
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Chapter 108: Side of the Just
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Chapter 109: Right of Wrong
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Chapter 110: The Nobler Path
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Chapter 111: Boiling Turmoil
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Chapter 112: Strained Thoughts
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Chapter 113: Test Strike
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Chapter 114: Waking Mind
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Chapter 115: A Fighting Mind
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Chapter 116: A Tall Tree in the Forest
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Chapter 117: Blind Swings
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Chapter 118: The Depth of Loss
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Chapter 119: The Birth of a Man
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Chapter 120: Labyrinthine Doubts
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Chapter 121: Stubborn Resolve
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Chapter 122: Third Stage
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Chapter 123: Captured Souls
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Chapter 124: Dividing Paths
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Chapter 125: Choosing Paths
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Chapter 126: Questioning Resolve
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Chapter 127: Intrusions
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Chapter 128: Breaking Through
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Chapter 129: Room of Deceit
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Chapter 130: Crack the World
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Chapter 131: Lies in the Truth
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Chapter 132: Reasons for Action
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Chapter 133: Understanding Each Other
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Chapter 134: One Tree in a Forest
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Chapter 135: Difference in Reasons
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Chapter 136: Approaching a Settlement
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Chapter 137: Understanding the Answer
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Chapter 138: Silent Approach
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Chapter 139: Demanding Answers
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Chapter 140: Time Limit
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Chapter 141: Treading Between Lines
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Chapter 142: Night's Struggle
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Chapter 143: The Caged Inferno
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Chapter 144: Fueling the Fire
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Chapter 145: Flickering Flame
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Chapter 146: The Stronger Flame
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Chapter 147: Knocking Down
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Chapter 148: Calculated Risk
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Chapter 149: Forceful Wills
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Chapter 150: The Debate of Fists
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Chapter 151: Fists' Answer
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Chapter 152: Blood Soaked Night
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Chapter 153: Fragile Steel
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Chapter 154: Cracking
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Chapter 155: Phobetor's Walk
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Chapter 156: One Second to Breathe
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Chapter 157: Hidden Blade
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Chapter 158: Product of Despair
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Chapter 159: Reality of Fiction
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Chapter 160: Phantoms
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Chapter 161: Lost Comrades
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Chapter 162: Sealing Innocence
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Chapter 163: Striking Shadow
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Chapter 164: Uneven Ground
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Chapter 165: The Weakling
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Chapter 166: Fighting for One's Self
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Chapter 167: Falling in the Forest
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Chapter 168: Tearing Down the Forest
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Chapter 169: Two Fists
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Chapter 170: Dawn Approach
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Chapter 171: Accepting the Fallen Pieces
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Chapter 172: Stirred Thoughts
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Chapter 173: Mounting Troubles
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Chapter 174: Gathering Storm
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Chapter 175: The Postcard
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Chapter 176: Vicious Excitement
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Chapter 177: Polite Violence
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Chapter 178: Guardian's Struggle
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Chapter 179: Guardian's Turmoil
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Chapter 180: Guardian's Memories
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Chapter 181: Guardian's Stand
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Chapter 182: Guardian's Answer
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Chapter 183: Science of the Attack
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Chapter 184: Science of the Resolve
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Chapter 185: Science of the Hypothesis
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Chapter 186: Science of the Nature
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Chapter 187: Science of the Theory
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Chapter 188: Shifting Thoughts
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Chapter 189: Shifting Attacks
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Chapter 190: Shifting Desires
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Chapter 191: Shifting Patterns
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Chapter 192: Shifting Lines
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Chapter 193: Twisted Expectations
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Chapter 194: Forced Expectations
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Chapter 195: Denied Expectations
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Chapter 196: Failed Expectations
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Chapter 197: Walking Away
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Chapter 198: Delusional Fantasies
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Chapter 199: Isolation
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Chapter 200: Rewind 2
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Chapter 201: Childish Games
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Chapter 202: Child of Lies
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Chapter 203: Art of the Con
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Chapter 204: Carving a Hole
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Chapter 205: Crawling in the Dark
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Chapter 206: Child at Play
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Chapter 207: Sneaking Shadows
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Chapter 208: Leftover Answers
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Chapter 209: Seeking Answers
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Chapter 210: The Ring of Control
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Chapter 211: Loss of Control
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Chapter 212: The Rising Tides
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Chapter 213: False Turns
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Chapter 214: Tempted Strength
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Chapter 215: Forced Resolution
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Chapter 216: Darkness Rising
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Chapter 217: Conspirators
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Chapter 218: Moving Pieces
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Chapter 219: Waking the Titans
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Chapter 220: The Wall that Protects
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Chapter 221: Using the Past to Hide the Present
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Chapter 222: Motives
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Chapter 223: Troubled Ground
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Chapter 224: Clouded Minds
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Chapter 225: The Crawling Fear
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Chapter 226: Confronting Hades
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Chapter 227: Walking Titans
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Chapter 228: Peak Walkers
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Chapter 229: Silence Doesn't Stand
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Chapter 230: Alone on the Void
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Chapter 231: Silent Progress
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Chapter 232: Strengthening Resolve
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Chapter 233: Death's Bet
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Chapter 234: Death's Assurance
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Chapter 235: Death's Entertainment
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Chapter 236: Death's Excitement
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Chapter 237: Death's Winnings
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Chapter 238: Arrival
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Chapter 239: Morning Without the Sun
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Chapter 240: The Unwanted Gift
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Chapter 241: First Steps
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Chapter 242: Internal Freedom
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Chapter 243: Modified Freedom
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Chapter 244: Sealed Freedom
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Chapter 245: Childish Thoughts
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Chapter 246: Childish Beliefs
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Chapter 247: Childish Growth
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Chapter 248: Living Dirt
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Chapter 249: Mindless Animal
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Chapter 250: Reluctant Beast
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Chapter 251: Restrained Beast
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Chapter 252: Prowling Beast
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Chapter 253: Standing Room Only
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Chapter 254: Standing for One Minute
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Chapter 255: Standing on Top
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Chapter 256: Misdirected Emotions
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Chapter 257: Buried Emotions
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Chapter 258: Awakened Emotions
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Chapter 259: The Recovered Truth
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Chapter 260: Burning Freedom
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Chapter 261: Childish Dreams
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Chapter 262: Childish Resistance
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Chapter 263: Almost Human
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Chapter 264: More Than Human
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Chapter 265: Unchained Beast
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Chapter 266: Standing Still
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Chapter 267: Screaming Revenge
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Chapter 268: Screaming Fists
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Chapter 269: Screaming Blades
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Chapter 270: Desperate Emotions
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Chapter 271: Returned Mind
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Chapter 272: The Corrupted Past
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Chapter 273: The Last Guard
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Chapter 274: Fire and Ice
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Chapter 275: Rude Morning
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Chapter 276: Bloodless Night
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Chapter 277: The Other Side of the Wall
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Chapter 278: One-sided Argument
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Chapter 279: The Other Half
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Chapter 280: Secret Origins
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Chapter 281: Night Meetings
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Chapter 282: Morning Verdict
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Chapter 283: Return to Peace
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Chapter 284: Rude Welcome
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Chapter 285: False Normalcy
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Chapter 286: Family
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Chapter 287: Uneasy Night
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Chapter 288: Awkward Moments
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Chapter 289: Regretted Actions
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GenreActionAdventureShounenSupernatural
UpdatedApr 20, 2024
Chapters289
Writing StatusOngoing
Word Count699,842
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