@April: Haha. I may not have school but I have Finals! So I'm kind of slow with updating too. XD
But, New Earth is not a different planet.
Have you read, the starting post?
Space travel does not yet exists. This is a post-apocalyptic world where some people get branded and are able to summon a Soul Beast to fight with them. The Branded then go to an Academy which specializes in training them so that they can control their powers and fight the monsters that threaten the peaceful lives of citizens, called Echoes.
If you want, I can make you a summary so you can understand where we are. But you will have to wait until next week for that. :(
Sorry about this, but I will include you in my next PoV.
"I hate rain." I pouted while I looked at my cards bored. No doubt Tea was going to win again.
"I don't mind it that much." Tea grinned while holding out a card.
"Don't tell me..." I rolled my eyes.
"YES! Apples! I win again!" She used her card and won the game, just like every single time.
"Playing with you, is getting really annoying." I complained.
"Well, we don't have anything better to do. They don't allow magic inside the college unless you go to the Training Arena." Tea said.
"I refuse to go there." I shouted and let my cheek fall on the table in front of me.
"Is it because Dallan and his team train there?" Tea asked.
"Nooooo..." I looked away but then noticed her raising her eyebrow at me. "Maaaybeee.."
"We can always go to the gym." Azure walked up to us. "If making our bodies stronger also boosts our magical capabilities then we should try working out daily."
"No. I'm bored." I turned my face, the other way, so I could face the window instead of the two girls who were pestering me.
"Stop being so lazy and get up already!" I felt Azure's glare on my back.
"I'm not lazy. I just miss sunlight." I argued.
"Well, it's Autumn and we can't always have sunny days." Tea said.
"I don't care. I hate rainy days." I told them.
At that point something clicked in Azure, "GET UP!!!" She shouted and with a powerful kick, she sent the table along with me flying.
I screamed in surprise before landing on the floor.
"No fair! That's violence." I said.
"You haven't even seen the start of it." Azure's eyes gleamed as she cracked her knuckles.
"Uh-um..." I looked around in order to see anything that could help me defend myself. While doing so though, I noticed a figure outside the window.
A girl was standing there, in the middle of the rain.
"That girl..." I said.
"Oh no you-"
"I HAVE TO SAVE HER!" I shouted and jumped out the window before Azure could finish.
"GET BACK HERE!" I heard her shout but the rest of her screams were numbed by the heavy rain and after a long fall I was about to land.
"Perfect landiiiiiiii-" The moment my feet touched the slippery grass, I lost control of my leg and fell backwards, hitting my back on the ground. "Did not nail it."
I sat up rubbing my back and then noticed that girl, looking at me in surprise.
I couldn't make out much about her appearance because the rain and dark clouds wouldn't let me.
"Hi!" I greeted but she started running away. "Hey, come back!" I chased after her but then black frog like creatures leaped from the grass and surrounded me.
The girl was gone and monsters were all around me.
I summoned my sword but for, some reason it was a lot harder to wield.
I spun it around but with my slow movement, the monsters, easily dodged.
They then all started tackling me from different directions. I was both outmatched and outnumbered.
I punched the ground in order to send a wave of fire in every direction but the flames were not all that strong and the Echoes, despite getting hit, did not sustain any major damage.
"Curses." I narrowed my eyes in desperation. I had no idea what to do.
I wanted to summon Alzarn but I was told that I shouldn't rely on the power of my Soul Beast too much.
But this was really important.
"Alzarn!" I shouted and the large dragon appeared in the rain.
"What the?" He looked around in surprise. "Rain? Fire is weak in rainy weather!"
"Now you tell me?" I asked.
"It's common sense!" He yelled in my mind and breathed fire down at the monsters, which easily dodged the attack. "These monsters get faster in the rain."
"How do you know?" I wondered.
"I pay attention to class with you but, unlike you, I actually memorize what they teach." Alzarn said.
"You can lecture me later. We have monsters to defeat you know." I side eyed him.
"You don't have to tell me twice." Alzarn swoop down and tried to destroy the monsters with his claws. But Alzarn was slower and the Echoes were faster.
"Why are Echoes here anyway?" I asked while attempting to slice at another frog monster.
"Who knows." Alzarn breathed fire again and this time took down a few.
But the monsters then got angrier and somehow, started combining. Frogs joined other frogs and soon they turned into a frog monster the size of Alzarn.
The monster stood on its two feet and tried to push my Soul Beast.
Alzarn grabbed onto the two front legs with his own but he didn't expect such an amount of force and had to land with his hinder legs on the ground in order to not fall back.
"This thing is too powerful in the rain." Alzarn gritted his teeth. "I won't be able to win this."
"We can't give up!" I shouted and tried to slice at the monster's legs but it seemed to have no effect.
"EDAN GET AWAY!" Alzarn yelled at me while tried to hold back the monster but I kept attacking.
At some point though, the monster took notice of me and kicked me away. The strength was too great and I was sent flying until I hit the grass on my back.
"EDAN!" Alzarn looked at me in worry and rage.
While holding onto the frog monster, Alzarn blew fire directly at the frog's face. The whole monster got enveloped in intense flames but when the flames vanished, the frog was still standing only this time, it was a lot angrier.
It glared at Alzarn and then breathed a huge stream of high-pressure water, which hit Alzarn directly.
"ALZARN!" I screamed in horror, as my dragon fell back.
"I'm sorry." Alzarn said and turned into an orb of light which returned inside my forearm.
"N-No way." I stood on my knees in shock.
The huge frog monster, stood on all four again and with a huge leap in jumped high up and landed before me.
I tried to summon my weapon but I was out of Enerki and I could feel my Soul Power weak.
I imagined the monster grinning. Like it was laughing at how pathetic I was.
The monster raised one of its front legs to crush me but a powerful blow of wind pushed the monster back.
I turned to look at my savior and saw Professor Ghatsven who looked really angry. "WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE!?" He yelled and I wasn't sure if he was talking to me or the monster.
The Echo glared at the teacher and charged with incredible speed.
Professor Ghatsven started glowing green and pushed with his hands forward. "TORNADO LANCE!"
A huge tornado appeared and traveled horizontally, easily piercing through the monster which instantly turned into black dust.
The teacher came to help me up, but I just stood wide eyed from that attack. I had no idea how he had done that and how it was possible to reach his level.
Something told me that the professors here were powerful enough to defeat our Soul Beasts with a single strike. I couldn't even imagine what power THEIR Soul Beasts possesed.
"Can you stand?" He asked as he placed a hand on my shoulder.
"Y-yeah..." I nodded and stood.
"Good job on holding the monster back. Who knows what damage it could have caused. But I have to warn you not to do anything like that again. In situations like this, it's better to run away. At least for now." He said.
"There was a girl." I told him.
"A girl?" He asked.
"She was standing in the middle of the rain. I tried to talk to her but she ran away before I could even get close. That's when the monster appeared." I explained and the professor looked at me blankly, as he wasn't truly seeing.
He then gave me a smile. "Why don't you go join your teammates? You need to rest. I'll deal with everything."
"Uh...Right." I said and started walking towards the entrance to the Academy building.
Something was not right with the Academy. I could tell that much.
Mark Ghatven PoV
"Why have you called us Mark? You're holding me back from important paperwork." Professor Orenda Aubrianne said, a middle aged woman with bobcat purple hair and green eyes behind red and black cat-eye glasses. She was dressed in a white shirt, a purple skirt and black leggings while also having a black cape waving behind her back. She was the Vice-Principal of the Academy and an expert on magic. She only taught 4th year students. Usually because her expectations were high and 1st year students would have no chance in keeping up with her teachings. But the class she picked would always be the one to excel. Her students never failed to impress.
"YEAH! WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT!?" Professor Bruce Burton shouted, as usual.
"We have very important matters to attend to so do make haste." Professor Grey Winters said.
"Please tell us, Mark." Professor Aratron Zitomirus said. The headmaster of the Academy.
He was tall with dark blue eyes and white hair and had a beard that reached down his stomach and ended in a forked style.
He was dressed in a dark blue robe which had stars and moons on it and he used a golden cane to help himself walk.
Despite his age, the headmaster was the most powerful person I knew.
"We have an infiltrator in the Academy." I told them.
"Tsk, I knew it. From the moment these monsters first attacked." Orenda gritted her teeth. "What do we know about them?"
"A girl seems to be summoning them. I took down a powerful one some time ago." I told them.
"So, we have a pressing matter in our hands. We need to identify our infiltrator and interrogate her." Grey said.
"Let's not rush." Professor Zitomirus said.
"BUT SIR!" Bruce shouted but with a raise of his hand, the PE teacher calmed down.
"If we start taking extreme measures students will notice. Through notice they will panic. We must not allow that." The headmaster said. "We will continue to function normally. Only this time, we will be on alert. The moment we find the infiltrator we will be ready to act. Please notify the other teachers as well."