Chapter 4 part 1 -Bonds to the Past-
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Hikaru, The Invisible Princess
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Principal Schezella waited for everyone to settle down. She said in a stern voice. While carefully eyeing each student, “The reason why the Alpha students were created in the first place, was because of those monsters. You guys will be the ones to annihilate them.” Upon hearing this, Madison was outraged. She wanted to know why they were entrusted this dangerous job. Schezella’s eyes narrowed at her and she immediately shut up. She continued where she left off, “Do not keep interrupting me, if not I’ll exact your punishments right at this moment. To answer Ms. Spencer’s question, you were chosen since you all excel in every field. Academics. Sports. Extra-curricular activities. Finally, you all possess a special quality that we need. It’s not obvious with some of you though. With these characteristics, you guys are sure to survive the rigorous training in the coming weeks. You still have a choice to quit or not, but remember the embarrassment you’ll face if you do. If you have any questions, you may ask it now.” Hikaru was in disbelief with what she was hearing. This was planned from the start, I can’t believe I didn’t notice it. Is this the effect of not caring?

While Hikaru was in reverie, Aiumi’s hand shot up at once. She said in a soldier’s tone, “It’ll be my honor to serve Melodia city as an Alpha student. Principal, please tell me what exactly does my job entail?” Erik looked at Aiumi starry-eyed and said, “I will follow suit.” Schezella seemed pleased their response. “Don’t worry your jurisdiction is only the school. It will alarm the other students if they see the police and military roving around school. But if it’s you guys doing that job for them, it won’t raise any suspicion. Regardless, you must keep quiet about the fact the monsters again are appearing since this is classified information. Only a few people including you ten, know about this.” Kira yawned, “So what’s with the again? You mean to say, this has happened before?” All needs turned to Kira then back to Principal Schezella. There was a long pause until she took a deep breath and showed a grave face. “Since you’re all so curious, just prepare yourselves. Don’t say I didn’t warn all of you….. The monsters are being used by the Singer’s clan as weapons like the war 10 years ago.” Everyone turned silent and had darkened expressions. The once indifferent and stern faces, turned frightened and grave. Hikaru was wide-eyed and shaking. Kaito was saddened, but seeing Hikaru like that just made him feel worst. Naomi also look in Hikaru’s direction while firmly holding onto sword. Madison closed her eyes and covered her ears. Kira and Kotaru were in a hugged each other tightly, trying to comfort each other. Ryuuzaki gritted his teeth. Even Hiro who’s usually happy go lucky remained sullnen. Aiumi and Eric just shake their heads in disapproval. Observing their behavior, it was pointless to continue further. Principal Schezella dismissed all of them, asking them to make their decision by the end of the week.

Hotaru left immediately. Kaito tried running after her, but she disappeared once more. Wait. Just once, please wait. Kaito was panting. Hikaru was nowhere to be found. He slumped down beside a tree near the outskirts of the forest. Only Hikaru would react in that manner, he thought to himself. After all, her loss was immense- her older sister died in that war. Crown Princess Tomoe was the only one who truly cared for Hikaru in the palace. She earnestly spent time with her, patiently teaching everything she knew. With the rule that there should only be one child in each Royal Family, her existence was barely acknowledged even by her own parents. The King and Queen were too busy fawning over Tomoe. It wasn’t difficult to do so because Tomoe was beautiful, smart and talented. Everyone loved her dearly because she was so kind. Her reign as queen would probably have been a golden one.

Back then, I was only a few people knew about Hikaru’s existence. Being the son of the Piano head clan gave me the privilege to become her playmate. She was pretty mischievous back then. The only person who she would listen to was Tomoe. When she died, the palace seemed to have died along with her. The last time I saw Hikaru, she looked lifeless. The huge eyebags and red eyes were signs she cried herself to sleep for the past week. She was walking aimlessly, the same manner Hotaru is doing now. I knew I should have comforted her but I didn’t know how to. In the end, I drifted apart from her. I assumed they would announce her identity to the world, now that there was no crown princess. That didn’t happen though. It was quite the opposite. Hikaru erased all traces of her existence. When I saw in the ceremony, I had a hunch that Hotaru is her new identity. Kaito slaps his face. He slides his fingers through his blond hair. Who am I kidding? Hotaru could be anyone who had a bad experience with the war. I just kept hoping it might really be Hikaru. I don’t want to feel guilty anymore for running away from her during her time in pain. Kaito flashes back to Hotaru’s quivering body earlier. He realizes, “Wait there was something I almost missed. Why was Naomi looking at Hotaru with the same worried face like mine?”

Naomi got back to Villa Fi. She cleaned the place up and began to prepare dinner. She wanted to make Hikaru’s favorite tea to cheer her up from such a depressing topic. As she opened the cupboard, she saw old china with a distinct flower pattern. That pattern was Hikaru’s personal crest. She stopped and stared at it. Tears were welling in her eyes. What the heck I am doing? I’m not supposed to waver for Hikaru’s sake. Naomi rubs her eyes while thinking. I don’t think she’ll want to remember those times anyway. It’ll just bring back painful memories. Just like like it did with me…. The Singer clan was about to kidnap the two princesses. Several of my family members were bodyguards like me, died valiantly trying to protect them. But it was no use, I was too weak to protect them. I broke my hip and had blood gushing out of my head. That shouldn’t have stopped me. If only I was stronger, Princess Tomoe wouldn’t have died and Hikaru would still be smiling the way se used to. Seeing her holding back earlier, I felt ashamed for being weak once more. Suddenly she remembered Kaito’s face looking at her. Oh no, what if he recognizes me? No calm down, you changed both your name and face. You won’t fail this time, Naomi. She looks up at the clock and notices it’s pretty late already. Where did the Princess run off to again…”

Earlier, Hikaru dashed out of the greenhouse. The tears she was holding back earlier began to drip down. She rubs them away, hoping the pain she’s been hiding away from years won’t be revealed. Blind to her surroundings, she kept running. Finally stopping in the rooftop. She was trying to calm herself down but pacing around didn’t work. She held onto the barbed wire, trying to admire the City. It was no use, the tears just won’t stop. She screams at the top of her lungs, unable control the pain. “Onee-chan, onee-chan!” I was there when she died. I witnessed everything. Why did she have to go? They could have gotten me instead. After all, I’m just an unwanted person. I can’t fill the big gap that she left. There’s no way I can do it. I don’t deserve it! Hikaru looks up at the stars, searching for a sign. What is it you want me to do, Onee-chan? Give me an answer. She continues sobbing while dropping to her knees, knowing that no response will ever come.


End of chapter 4 part 1.
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Whew, I managed to finish it before May. Right on schedule! This is slightly longer than usual so I hope you'll enjoy this chapter. Please critique. I kinda edited and wrote the ending in a haphazard way so I hope it isn't too shabby.
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Oooooo~! This is really awesome yet sad at the same time, Zani-chan~!!!! There are a few mistakes here and there but I guess it's kinda inevitable especially when you have to write such a long story...

But I actually like this length of story...! -shot- It actually made me enjoy reading it though it was long...This chapter is emotionally great and i love emotional stories! ehehe~ but i guess it's my own preferences anyway~ =w=

And I think the title of this chapter is really well given! I could feel the sadness even more from the title after reading the story! SOBSOB!!! The ending of this chapter was really sad and made me sympathises with Hikaru so I think it was really good!
I shall look forward to your next chapter!!!! >w<b
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Oooooo~! This is really awesome yet sad at the same time, Zani-chan~!!!! There are a few mistakes here and there but I guess it's kinda inevitable especially when you have to write such a long story...

But I actually like this length of story...! -shot- It actually made me enjoy reading it though it was long...This chapter is emotionally great and i love emotional stories! ehehe~ but i guess it's my own preferences anyway~ =w=

And I think the title of this chapter is really well given! I could feel the sadness even more from the title after reading the story! SOBSOB!!! The ending of this chapter was really sad and made me sympathises with Hikaru so I think it was really good!
I shall look forward to your next chapter!!!! >w<b


Can you point out the mistakes so that I can edit them? Thank you so much.

I'm glad you liked the length. At least I now know around how long a chapter should be next time. I think you might like the next chapter just as much. I haven't written it yet but I'm pretty excited for it already.

Was Hikaru's background that sad? I wish I could have made it sadder but I was too sleepy actually.
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Hello my sweet Zani! Reading the new chapter at the wee hours of the night and still not sleepy (I told you I'm meant to be on the graveyard shift :)) anyway, just like lulu-chan said, a few grammatical errors, very few


I really like how you stepped up to the plate and make it a very jam-packed chapter and no filler-like scenes and the story is really picking up. and Hikaru's past somehow explained her personality and history which answered some minor questions. I like the fact where you make Kaito unsure of her personality and making him doubt his idea that Hotaru is Hikaru. A nice flashback would be nice, showing the younger Hikaru with Tomoe and what happened during the war

And the truth behind the establishment of the Alpha system is a good one, who would be a suitable leader out of them??? hahahaha anyway, that's all for now. Excited for an update soon :)

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This is good :D
Well I don't think there's anything to point out unless it's one small typing mistake. xD
You wrote 'se' instead of 'she' in the 5th paragraph. But it's all good. :)

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Hello my sweet Zani! Reading the new chapter at the wee hours of the night and still not sleepy (I told you I'm meant to be on the graveyard shift :)) anyway, just like lulu-chan said, a few grammatical errors, very few


I really like how you stepped up to the plate and make it a very jam-packed chapter and no filler-like scenes and the story is really picking up. and Hikaru's past somehow explained her personality and history which answered some minor questions. I like the fact where you make Kaito unsure of her personality and making him doubt his idea that Hotaru is Hikaru. A nice flashback would be nice, showing the younger Hikaru with Tomoe and what happened during the war

And the truth behind the establishment of the Alpha system is a good one, who would be a suitable leader out of them??? hahahaha anyway, that's all for now. Excited for an update soon :)



Awesome! Thanks for pointing out the corrections. Hahaha, those parts were because I was half-watching Area no Kishi while writing.

That flashback will be saved for later chapters. I was planning to do it on the third or fourth arc actually..... Yes, it's going to be a long time before we get there though.

Suitable leader. Interesting observation but not quite. That's an exciting twist when I think of it.

Waaaaah, now I feel pressured to write again. I'm planning to release the next part around late June-early July. XD
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This is good :D
Well I don't think there's anything to point out unless it's one small typing mistake. xD
You wrote 'se' instead of 'she' in the 5th paragraph. But it's all good. :)

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Yay, thanks Kira! Hahaha, I hope reading this has cheered you up from all that studying. XD
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Can you point out the mistakes so that I can edit them? Thank you so much.

I'm glad you liked the length. At least I now know around how long a chapter should be next time. I think you might like the next chapter just as much. I haven't written it yet but I'm pretty excited for it already.

Was Hikaru's background that sad? I wish I could have made it sadder but I was too sleepy actually.


Haha! Sorry for such a late reply! I think Mer had already helped me point them out I guess...! Not much mistakes except for a few grammar mistakes here and there and that's all! ^^

Oh!? REALLY!? GASPS!!!! Oh stop it you! Now you are just making me more excited for it!!! lolololol!

Well, maybe it's because I can understand how she feels...? -shot- Though from time to time, maybe you can include some touching words said by her sister that Hikaru remembered to make it even sadder and stuffs like that...-shot- But yea, that's just what i think...haha! Awww! Thank you for spending so much time on writing these stories~ <3
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observantzani wrote:

Can you point out the mistakes so that I can edit them? Thank you so much.

I'm glad you liked the length. At least I now know around how long a chapter should be next time. I think you might like the next chapter just as much. I haven't written it yet but I'm pretty excited for it already.

Was Hikaru's background that sad? I wish I could have made it sadder but I was too sleepy actually.


Haha! Sorry for such a late reply! I think Mer had already helped me point them out I guess...! Not much mistakes except for a few grammar mistakes here and there and that's all! ^^

Oh!? REALLY!? GASPS!!!! Oh stop it you! Now you are just making me more excited for it!!! lolololol!

Well, maybe it's because I can understand how she feels...? -shot- Though from time to time, maybe you can include some touching words said by her sister that Hikaru remembered to make it even sadder and stuffs like that...-shot- But yea, that's just what i think...haha! Awww! Thank you for spending so much time on writing these stories~ <3


No, thank you. I'm so glad you're still here supporting me despite my numerous hiatuses. I'll take all your suggestions in. Thank you again.
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