Eyes of the Mind

Cap 6 - Past Traumas

A quiet, quiet but devastated place, ancient ruins of a long-forgotten civilization, was all the girls eyes could see, only one thing caught her eye, a gigantic castle on top of a hill, a building with black walls worn by the long years that passed, illuminated by a dark and radiant sun.

Haruka had just arrived at what would be her goal, despite the vision that the habiente had, seemed to be a quiet place, the girl could not feel the presence of anything that was some kind of threat, but even then she did not lower her guard.

”Fiu! Boy… I wish Id come here when it was still in good condition. ”

Entering what was once the entrance to a kingdom, the girl could notice that the place, although destroyed, was still well preserved, the small structures, which were once of a house, even worn and broken, still stood up and with a vision that could still be considered a house.

”Haruzinha! What a longing, why did it take so long?! ”Speack said as he surprised the girl behind by giving her a hug. ”

”Oh… Let me go your… Damn pervert! ”Shouted Haruka turned around and pushed Speack, the girl was still going through the effects of the aphrodisiac making her want to avoid any physical contact. ”

”Humm? So… Are you finally opening up to me, Haruzinha? But out of nowhere… ”

”If you
e opening your **ing… ”

”Look at that. You look so red, you look like a Haruzinha tomato. ”

”I… Ill tell you in fifteen Speack! ”

”Well, well let you play this later, now lets get to what really matters. I was hoping youd arrive a little later, after all the forest is kind of a maze, but apparently you managed to get through without any problems. ”

”Its… It was pretty easy. ”

”All right, I think youve seen the castle, right? ”

”Yes… Whats up with him? ”

”Here was once the base of the ODF, before they left this place, the leaders of the organization left a kind of artifact in the castle, in the throne room to be more specific, their mission is to enter and pick up that object. ”

Harukas mission was easy in quotes, but when it came to Speack, the girl had an idea that it couldn be just that.

”And what awaits me there? Demons, Necromancers, maybe vampires and where did the mously end? ”

”Do you refer to Shadow? She was with you the whole time. ”

”Humm? What do you mean with me? ”

Suddenly, a part of the girls shadow began to create shape and rise, soon that shadow turned into the Shadow hunter, after the girl realized that the hunter was accompanying her along her route, the girl turned pale.

”Speack… You put her to follow me aunt?! ”

”Humm? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, Haruzinha, she volunteered to follow you, I did not want to leave, after all this training was thought for you only, but she insisted on going along with you, but for you to have your focus only on the route she created a clone made of shadows to follow me in the portal and hid in your shadow to be able to accompany you. ”

Haruka at the same time went into shock, she wise that Shadow had seen her conversation with the succubus, usually hunters are instructed to eliminate any spiritual threat or mystic, the girl feared what might happen if Speack found out this given that the hunter was already keeping an eye on the girl after her conversation with the shinigami.

Slowly Shadow began to approach Haruka while picking up something in a mini bag she had tied to her hip, the girl had no idea what to expect, while Haruka was apprehensive about the situation, Shadow pulled out a black paper talisman with some green scriptures, the hunter then lifted the girls t-shirt, sticking the talisman to the wound caused by the elfs attack.

”What interesting injury do you have there Haruzinha, have been venturing along the haruzinha path? ”

”Thats your fault Speack! You
e the one who sent me to a forest full of lunatics… But whats this thing shes putting on me? ”Haruka said with his face hearted and panting. ”

”This is a healing Ofuda, a talisman that is widely used by hunters of the Carmesim rank. ”

”Ofuda? And why didn I get these aunt stops? ”

”Ofudas are very complicated equipment to create, so they are made available to hunters who fight against more powerful threats than those faced by learner hunters and drones. ”

As Haruka talked to Speack, Shadows talisman began to shine, little by little he began to disappear, as if entering the girls skin, after completely disappearing, Haruka realized that her wound had also disappeared.

”Thats a lot of was very angry, I can wait to win this parade. ”Haruka said as his eyes sparkled. ”

”But how did you get an injury like that, Haruzinha? ”

”I was playing catch with an elf and he decided to throw a spear at me, he also wise to use wind magic. ”

”Have you found an elf who wisely use magic? It must be a primi class or almost close to that, how many did you find in total? ”

”I found three of them walking through the forest while I was on my way here, I couldn help but go into combat against them, I ended up killing two of them and had no choice but to run away from the third, but only one of them used magic. ”

Speack then took a slight look at Shadow who just shook his head stating that the story was true.

What Haruka did not wise about Shadow, was that that hunter was kind of peculiar, Shadow did not speak of her own free will, his only actions were to agree or disagree, unlike the normal hunters, Shadow had been created by a code of non-aggression, then witness haruka talking to the succubus who showed no threat, was not considered important to Shadow.

”Well, we have to start, its getting late, the spiritual world at night is a pain in the ass, now that you
e treated, lets get back to what matters. ”

Haruka was very reluctant in that situation, but she did not have many choices, the girl then began to walk towards the castle leaving behind the one who had witnessed her conversation with the succubus junta of the hunter Speack, the girl not wise what awaited her on her return, but decided to continue anyway.

The way to the castle was quiet, nothing too out of the ordinary, ruins behind ruins, old elf armor and rusty weapons was all the girl could see differently in the place, there was no sign of any life in that place, this somehow made the girl worried.

After arriving at the entrance to the castle, the sight that the girl had was abnormal compared to everything she had seen until then, the interior of the castle was tidy, it seemed that it had just been organized, Haruka began to understand that her mission apparently would not be so simple.

Entering the castle, it did not take long for the girl to come across a man stopped by a ladder, he was reading a book with a dark cape and red symbols, that figure appeared to be human, however, he had ears similar to those of the elves, but a little smaller, wore butler clothes and a glasses of degree, had very well-combed black hair and red eyes.

”Looks like we have visitors… What brings you here today, my lady? ”

”Hey… Im just passing through anyway, sir? ”

”Oh, im so sorry. Yes… Where are my manners, my name is James, and what are your name as my beautiful lady? ”

”Stop this ladys parade, really. My name is Haruka. ”

Haruka, a great name for a beautiful lady.

”You didn even care what I said, right. ”

After the performances, James closed his book that disappeared into purple flames, after which the man began to approach the girl, his red eyes looked at the girl from head to toe, Haruka on the other hand, stood still waiting for the man to get closer, she strangely felt nothing threatening coming from that man, so decided to wait for him to approach quietly.

”Um, you
e very peculiar my lady, these eyes of yours, that way you treat the situation, others would be more apprehensive, but you… You don seem to be afraid at all. ”James said suddenly climbing up his hand and holding the girls chin. ”

”Take your hand away from me now, if not you will be without it… ”

”Why are you panting my lady, maybe its fever? ”

Haruka quickly slapped James hand and threatened to take his sword against him, after those actions of the girl, James was just impressed.

”Please calm down Haruka, why don you follow me a little bit? ”

”No, Im not in the mood to take a walk around the castle no, I have more to do and I can waste much time here. ”

”Humm… So, what brought you here, my lady? ”

”Just tell me where the throne room is in good, after Ive solved what I have to do here, Ill be out of here in the blink of an eye. ”

”So you came to talk to her, didn you? ”

”Talk to her? What are you talking about? ”

James then turned his back on Haruka and began walking towards a central door, the girl wasted no time and began to accompany him as they passed through the corridors of the castle, Haruka could not help but notice how the view from inside the place was totally different from outside, while on the outside the place appeared to be totally abandoned, inside was totally clean and organized.

”My lady… I don know what matters you have to deal with in the throne room, I must say Ive loved your compainha so far, but I need to know, what brings you here in fact. ”

”Boy, old man, thats the third time youve asked me the same thing. ”

”Im sorry, but didn you think Id let a stranger just walk around the castle, and do what you think? ”James said with a penetrating and serious look at the girl. ”

Next… I want an artifact thats in the throne room, after which Im out of here.

”So you
e a thief? ”

”Im not a thief, Im just a girl with extreme misfortune with an outright temporary mistress. ”

The two looked at each other for a while, James did not seem nervous, on the other hand, he was slightly apprehensive about the girl, so he began to go towards the girl again, this time Haruka had no idea what his actions would be, so she quickly prepared to fight.

”So man… Im not too in the vibe to fight you know, why don we just let it go, you can go one way and I go to the other and everybody gets soft, what do you think? ”

”My lady… You don seem to be lying, I can feel that you have a pure heart, my real mission here was to test you, I expected someone more out of control, but apparently I was wrong, so Im going to let you through. ”

”Test me? That parade was aunts idea, wasn it? ”

James then snapped her fingers, before Haruka realized, she was already in front of a gigantic door and the butler had disappeared, it was not long before the girl understood that the butler had teleported her into the throne room, before entering the room, the girl remembered Jamess words, about another person in the throne room.

But she didn care much about that fact, the girl then slowly began pushing the heavy doors of the room, after entering, the girl came across a woman, she wore biting clothes with a medieval base, had long white hair and wore an iron mask resematored with a face.

”humm? So… You finally arrived, from the description I got from Speack, I thought you were taller and older, but apparently its just another child. ”

”Damn aunt… What the ** did you send me for? ”

”My name is Isabel, Im going to be your combat partner today. ”

”Combat? I didn come here to fight, the only thing I want is to pick up an artifact. ”

”Humm? You referring to this artifact here? ”

Isabel then showed the girl a kind of brushed stone to look like a minuscule version of cthulhu, she looked like a ruby, had a kind of glow around her and overflowed with magical power.

”The idea of asking you to take this artifact was entirely from Speack, but I want to see what your fighting style is like, to tell you the truth I thought it would take you a while to get here, but apparently you
e not too impulsive, if not you would have killed my family member. ”

”A relative? Are you talking about the butler? A hunter with a family member is not something you see every day. ”

”It doesn matter now, as I said, my name is Elizabeth, second in command in the great fortress of the Iron Lady Order, lets begin your test right now. ”

”That wretched, so that was your plan… ”

”Your test is very easy, to win your masters challenge, you just need to take the artifact out of my hand and leave the castle. ”

”… ”

”Lets start then. ”

Haruka was thoughtful, she wise that it would not be easy to remove the artifact from that woman, yet the girl drew her sword and began to walk toward the woman slowly.

”Analyze me, a great technique. ”Elizabeth said as she was withsaking her medieval sword. ”

Before Haruka had a chance to notice, the woman quickly went behind the girl, so Haruka reflex used his sword to defend the hunters blow, after receiving the impact of the attack, the girl was thrown overtaking the wall on impact.

”Um… Great reflexes, though, don you even have the strength to be able to stop a blow with that force? Thats pathetic, your master must feel sorry for you. ”

”What the hell… But what kind of hunter rank do you blame?! ”

”Currently, I am in the rank of expert hunter. ”

”How invigorating to know that, I will surely remember to hit someone when I get out of here. ”

The girl then got up, after picking up her sword, Haruka quickly advanced towards the woman, using her magic along with her body enhancement, Haruka began to strike several blows at the hunter, however, even using all her strength, Haruka could not even scratch the woman, it was as if all his blows had no effect on the woman.

”Is that all your strength? Id be ashamed to carry the title of hunter being so weak. ”

”This can only be a joke, what are you made of? ”

”How deplorable… ”

Elizabeth then struck a stooest with her sword, quickly Haruka used his sword as a kind of shield, after receiving the blow the girl was again thrown hard back to make it overpass two walls on impact.

At that moment Haruka wise that he could not fight that woman, his blows did not even have effect on her, when the girl turned her gaze to the hole in the wall, she saw Isabel passing him going towards him.

Even though the girl rose again, however, this time she had other plans in mind, she suddenly smothered her sword.

”Are you giving up? Giving up is not an action worthy of a hunter. ”

”My mission is not to defeat you… ”

Haruka then quickly advanced towards the woman, Elizabeth then prepared to strike another blow with her sword on the girl.

By the time Haruka was hit, the girl used her magical ability to make her invulnerable to dodge the blow, then she passed the hunter and took the artifact she held with her hand on her back making him invulnerable and taking him out of the womans hand.

”That magical power of yours, its interesting, you not only dodged my attack, but you also took the artifact, so you mean that whatever you touch that is of your choice becomes ivunerable too? ”

”I know I can beat you yet, but my mission is not to fight you here. ”

”Don be too happy, I won let you get away. ”Isabel said that she quickly advanced towards Haruka, ready to pick up the girl again. ”

Before Haruka was caught, in a quick thought, she again used her ability to overtake the ground, descending the floors until she reached the first floor.

After arriving on the first floor, Haruka began running down the aisles toward the exit, but before she had a chance to leave, Isabel arrived on the first floor also breaking all the floors until she reached where the girl was.

”You can only be kidding, right? —Before Haruka had a chance to think, Isabel punched the girl in the face, then the woman kicked the girls leg knocking her to the ground. ”

Before being hit again, Haruka used her upgrade to get up quickly, but before she had a chance to escape, Isabel hit the girl who again got her thrown, luckily the slayer this time was thrown toward a wall that after being destroyed with the impact of the girl gave out of the castle.

After overtaking the wall and stopping outside the castle, Haruka found himself hugging the artifact, using all her strength and staggering, the girl stood up.

”Then you keep rising, an honorable warrior indeed. ”

”Thats enough, right? I won this ridiculous challenge… ”

”You have won your masters challenge, not mine, now prepare yourself. ”Elizabeth said preparing to attack the girl. ”

Haruka no longer had strength, she began to feel extreme tiredness, using her ability of Ivunerability consumed a lot of spiritual magic and after receiving so many blows from the hunter, the girl could not even stand in that situation, however, Isabel had no intention of sparing the girl, Haruka did not have much to do, but before the fight between the two continued, a voice caught the attention of the hunters.

”Isabel! Stop right there, youve played too much with my toy, Haruzinha has already won this game, shes out of the castle and with the artifact. ”Hunter Speack said while using her support discs on her feet to fly over the place. ”

”Speack… It is true that she won her challenge, however, she has not yet passed my challenge. ”

”Isabel, put that sword down, if you don hear me, Im going to fight you. ”

While Speack argued with Isabel about the current situation, Haruka had no strength to even move, her vision began to become blurry and blurred, as she looked at the hunters, Shadow emerged from the shadows to stop the fight between the two.

The mood among the hunters was tense, Haruka was too downcast to notice the portal that opened behind her, when the hunters attention turned to the girl, a hand grabbed the girl by the t-shirt and pulled her into the portal, it was so fast that none of the hunters could react in time.

After Haruka woke up, she came across a girl who appeared to be the same age as her, the girl had red hair, she wore a kind of more technological gas mask, she wore a red jacket accompanied by a black T-shirt and brown pants, and in her hand she held a gigantic site.

”Good morning… ”

”Who are you? A girl who cosplay steam punk? ”

”… ”

Haruka quickly noticed a tall man behind the girl watching her, he had a kind of white uniform, his appearance very much resembled a demon, he had twigs like horns, hair and a brown beard and wore glasses with 6 lenses.

”So… Has our patient cut it yet, Syfer? ”

”Yes my sovereign. ”

”Um… If we don see, good morning Haruka, hows my favorite guinea pig? ”

”Where am I?! ”

” While you were in the dream world, I was analyzing you, I noticed very peculiar things in you, initially I had big plans to use using your magic, but after a thorough check, I found something much more interesting. ”

”Whats this talk youve been analyzing for me?! This is considered a crime where my criminal came from. ”

”Do you know your origin girl? ”

”Why do you want to know that, you weirdo? ”

”Im going to change the question, so do you know the meaning of the tattoo you hide on your left hand with that glove? ”

”… ”

Haruka did not really know the real meaning of that tattoo the man had asked, but she felt that it was not normal, so she covered her left hand with a glove.

”Apparently you don know… I intended to study you, but after i noticed that, I had an even better idea. ”

”Hey, what are you doing here? Whats all this about a better idea?! ”

”Syfer open the portal back to the entrance of the destroyed kingdom, we will return the girl to its owners. ”

”Syfer open the portal back to the entrance of the destroyed kingdom, we will return the girl to its owners. ”

Unfortunately the man did not answer the girl, after opening the portal, Syfer headed towards the girl, she took Haruka by the arm and threw her through the portal that closed after the girl passed him.

”My Sovereign, that girl… ”

”Yes Syfer, we found something that was buried a long time ago, lets get in touch with that man, Im sure he and that woman will love to know this information. ”

”But my Sovereign, because you want to contact G, he destroyed your plans earlier. ”

”Thats what we think, its worth a lot more than anything Ive ever worked for, Syfer, that girl is a unique find. ”

Returning to Haruka, after she passed through the portal, the effects of the aphrodisiac began to pass, the girl began to get weaker every moment, that liquid that Kirien had given to the girl, left those who consumed her more electric, but the tiredness of the person was still present, however, it was not noticeable to those who had just used.

The accumulated weariness of the struggle against the elves along with her fight against Isabel, left the girl completely finished, she could not even move at that moment, while Haruka lost consciousness, she could hear Speacks voice calling her name from afar.

After her first impressions in the spirit world, Haruka was totally downcast, she had in fact completed Speacks challenge, for the girl it didn even matter, but for Speack it was a great study material.

”Good morning, Haruzinha. ”

”Auntie? Where am I? ”

”In your house, I brought you, when we finally found you, you were passed out, your magic particles were almost zeroed out, so you were completely erased. ”

”How long did I sleep? ”

”6 days in total. ”

” What do you mean six days?! ”

”So if you count the days of exactly 6 Haruzinha. ”

”Being ironic sucks, now I understand how that old man feels… ”

”Right? Do you remember anything after you were pulled into the gate? ”

The girl wise that Speack was a cunning person, so she had in mind that telling the truth could harm her.

”Portal? What are you talking about, Auntie? ”

”Don you remember being pulled into a portal in the spirit world? ”

”No, I just remember falling to the ground and hearing you screaming. ”

”Hummm… I get it, I talked to the elders, after insisting a little I managed to give you a few days off. ”Speack said as he unwashed and bit a lollipop. ”

”… ”

”Good… Thats all I have, I have some problems to solve, until after Haruzinha. ”

”Until im never auntie again. ”Haruka said softly. ”

”Did you say something Haruzinha? ”

”No, im not… No big deal, see you later, bye. ”

”When you recover do not forget to come to me, we will see each other soon. ”

After Speack was gone, Haruka struggled to get up, despite the time that had passed, the girl was still totally sore because of the blows of the hunter Isabel, this left her even more frustrated, if remembering her struggle against Isabel made the girl feel an immense anger.

The first days of rest of the girl were quiet, she avoided leaving the house, as the girl did not have many friends she did not receive many visits, but one day the bell of her apartment began to ring.

Rising slowly because of the pain, the girl walked slowly to the door.

”You know what time its yours… ”

”Good morning, girl, its exactly 6:23 in the morning. ”

”What have you come to do here this old hour? ”

”I had important matters to deal with, I couldn wait until the day you finished your day off. ”

”More than bag in… Come in right then, if my neighbors see an old man at my door this time of morning, they
e going to start theorizing shit, so shut up and get in. ”

” All right… So lets get to the chase. ”Sebastian said as he entered the girls apartment. ”

The girls apartment was well organized and clean, despite her personality, Haruka had a touch for cleanliness and organization.

”Wait for me in the room, Im just going to grab some iced tea and meet you there. ”

”… ”

Her room had several separate manga on shelves and a computer that she used to play or spend time, a single box bed and a black wardrobe, it was a nice place, in view of the girls tastes, while Sebastian waited for the girl, he noticed something familiar, on the computer table had a picture that Haruka had taken with him on his first day as a beginner.

”Hey old man, what do you… ”

”Do you still have that girl? I didn think youd keep something like that. ”

”Give me that now! ”Haruka said while taking the picture of Sebastians hand. ”

”All right, lets get the issues started then. ”

”What have you come to do here old? ”

”You were promoted to rank hunter Drone, after your visit to the spirit world, the elders decided to promote you at the request of the slayer Speack. ”

”At least that damn things training wasn for nothing… ”

”What are you talking about, girl? Is there anything I need to know about slayer Speack? ”

Haruka was more embarrassed than nervous at the time, her mind was lost referring to the photo she had kept on the table, but something else caught the girls attention.

”Easy there… How did you find my old house? ”

”Speack wrote down in her reports the address of your home, so I took the opportunity to come and give you the good news about your promotion. ”

”That plague wrote down where I live for that bunch of old people?! ”

”It doesn matter now, after you recover I have something more serious to discuss with you, so rest girl. ”

After saying that Sebastian just got up and left, meanwhile Haruka was biting herself in anger, her quiet life now found herself threatened by the discovery of where she lived, the girl begins to think of finding another place to live.

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