Chapter 1 - Raven
Name - Class - Age
Elsword - Rune Slayer - 15
Aisha - Elemental Master - 15
Raven - Blade Master (without nasod arm) - 15
Eve - Code Battle Seraph - ?
Chung - Deadly Chaser - 15
Ara - Yama Raja - 17
Elesis - Blazing Heart - 17
Add - Lunatic Psyker - 17
Aren - - - 20
For Lady El's sake, I hate school!
"Wake up, Ravey! You're not going to late again!"
I pull my blanket. "Shut up, sis." The best bed is in the morning!
"Come on. The guard won't let you enter the school if you were late!" My sis—Ara—shouted while she pulls my blanket.
Well, she can't wake me up just by pulling the blanket away. I hug my pillow. "Who cares."
She pinches my cheeks. "Wake! Up!"
She started to annoy me. I throw my pillow at her. "No."
She lifts me up with her magical power. It's like the floor is flying. "Anything but magic!" I narrowed my eyes at her.
"You leave me no choice, Ravey~" She said cheerfully.
And she dropped me on the floor. Great. "I hate you, sis."
"I love you too, lil bro," she said while she helps me to stand up.
I hate magic. Really.
I look at her and she stares at me. "What?"
"You should smile a little," she said with a smile.
"Do you expect me to smile after what you did?" I hissed.
"Okay, okay! I'm sorry," she apologized. Is she expects me to forgive her too? If yes, then the answer is no.
After getting prepared for school (I did it slowly. I hope I'm late for school!), I go to the dining room. It's time to eat breakfast slowly!
"It's the usual egg bread!" My older brother—Aren—looks proud with his average cooking skill.
Still better than me, though.
"I better do the cooking next time, bro~" Ara said as she ate her breakfast.
"Hey, don't say that. I tried," Aren smiled. "What do you think, Rave?"
"I don't care as long as I can eat," I answered.
He gives a pat on my shoulder. "Cheer up, bro. You looked down every day."
"Let's have fun after school, okay?" Ara smiled.
"No," I answered shortly. She thinks I can have fun in my current situation?
"Try making friends at school," Ara suggested.
"Are you nuts?" I sighed. "I'm just a laughing stock! What kind of idiot who wants to be a laughing stock together with me?!"
"You should be friendlier then," Aren suggested.
I rolled my eyes. "That doesn't change everything."
Seriously, I hate this kind of suggestion. They keep telling me to get some friends, but I just can't! Can somebody understand that?!
Nevermind. Nobody can understand that.
Ara looks at clock. "Damn it!" Ara holds my hand tightly. "I'm sorry, Ravey, but I'm going to take you to fly with me today!" She lifted up my hand. "Good thing you're small, so I can carry you!"
"Wait, what?!" I tried to release my hand from her. "No! Let me walk like usual!"
"No! Look at the time!" Ara points the clock.
5 minutes before class.
"I guess I'll skip school for today," I said. Come on! Let me skip school! I don't want to go! Please!
"You already skipped eight times on this semester, Ravey. You're not going to skip another one," Ara narrowed her eyes at me.
I guess I have no choice. "Sis, please! I don't want to go with you!" I begged.
"Why?" Ara asked. "Am I flying too high?"
Is she likes to see me begging like this? "No, it's not that! Just let me skip school for today! Please!"
"Aren, we're off!" Ara pulled my hand and took me to fly. Why? Because I can't fly.
Lady El, please give me a good luck today.
We arrived at school on time. Thanks to her, I guess?
A purple haired girl—Aisha, the smartest student in my class—points at me. "Hey, it's Raven!"
A red haired boy beside her—Elsword—looks at me. "Raven that can't fly!"
The two of them and the others laugh at me.
I hate magic. Really.
"Thanks for making my day worse, sis," I hissed. She's just trying to help, I know, but she really makes my day worse.
"Good luck, Ravey!" She waves her hand while she went.
A red haired girl—Elsword's older sister, Elesis—approached her. "It's unlucky to have a brother like him, isn't it?"
Oh, great. Don't tell me people feel pity for my sister because of having a useless brother like me.
School bell rings. Everyone go to their class immediately. Oh, cool! I can go to class without problem—
A bullet passed in front of my face.
I look at the shooter. A blonde boy with monster-that-we-all-know-because-it-is-popular ears on his hair—Chung. "Let me see how long you can run from me!" Chung shot another bullet from his gun. I dodged it and ran as fast as I can. It won't kill me, but trust me, it really hurts. He doesn't need to reload—because he's using magical bullets. Great, huh?
I hate magic. Really.
Class is near, but I feel like it's so far away! There are marbles (luckily I'm not stepping on it. Thanks to Lady El's blessing), a wave of ice—I'm sure Aisha made this, and nails on the way to class that I have to try hard to not stepping on it while all Chung has to do is fly. And finally, I'm arrived at the class! Let's just enter the class and—
A bucket of cold water fell off to my head and everybody laughs at me. For Lady El's sake, this is not an ice bucket challenge. How can they set this up under one minute?! It's magic, isn't it?
I hate magic. Really.
I took the bucket from my head and look at a guy in front of me, Elsword. I narrowed my eyes on him. "What do you want, Elsh*t?"
Elsword moves closer and glares at me. He's the shortest of them all, but I just realized I'm shorter than him. Am I really that small like sis said? "What did you just say?"
"Are you deaf?" I smiled. Am I being a badass bullied person right now? If yes, that would be… awesome? I don't know.
Elsword punches me with his fire fist. I dodged it and run away. Again.
Okay, plan B. I'm going to restroom and shut myself there. F*ck class.
Elsword is chasing me and luckily he's not fast enough to catch me (thanks to Lady El's blessing again). I ran to boy's restroom, enter one of the toilet rooms, and lock the door. Phew! That was tiring!
Plan C, I don't know what to do anymore.
I guess I can explain everything in here because nobody is going to disturb me this time. This is Elrios, a world of magic. Everybody have magical power. Everything is connected with magic. This toilet is a magical thing too, I guess. There's nothing to worry. You can get everything with magic—except knowledge, of course. I don't know if you can get your imaginary friend or not—if you had one. You can create your dream world, like, a room filled with sweets or video games—or make your body thinner if you think you're fat. Anything you want might exist in this world. It depends on your magical power.
And here I am, sitting inside the toilet room doing nothing but stares at the door. I don't understand. I was born without magical power. Aren and Ara have to do everything for me. I don't really know how it feels like to create your own dream world. If I can, I would make a world without magic. People in school keep bullying me over and over. I can't do anything. I'm weak and probably I'm the dumbest person in the world, I admit. I'm useless.
Okay, enough talking. How do I get out of here?
A few hours passed. Two hours, I guess. I do nothing for around two hours. Great. This is what I called being productive.
I open the door. Maybe I can borrow a new uniform since I can't make mine back to dry. "You're finally out, jerk," Elsword said, right in front of the door.
"Did you wait for me? Why, thank you," I replied with a smile.
Okay, I'm doomed.
I tried to run, but he caught me this time. "You're not going anywhere this time," Elsword smirked.
And I wasted my time again inside a locker. It's useless to call for help since this locker needs fingerprint to open it. But I still knock from inside the locker. If someone could help me using his or her magical power, that would be great.
Why does this world use magic anyway? This is not fair!
Wait. Did someone just open the locker?
I look at a white haired guy in front of me. If I remember correctly, this is sis' friend—Add. How did he do that? Magic?
Add narrowed his eyes. "How long are you going to stay there? Get out."
I get out from the locker, still wondering how he did that thing. "Thanks."
"Get lost," he said as he walked away.
After borrowing a uniform from school, I went to class, making everybody shocks. Maybe they're wondering how I get out from that locker. Well, I still don't know how he did that.
I got seat on the front row. Trust me, this is not good.
The moment I sit, someone threw a crumpled paper to my head. Someone else threw it to my desk. I open the crumpled paper.
Wait, no, I'm not talking about this.
Oh my lady El, that f*cking hurts! I'm prepared for that and I succeed to not scream in pain! But, really?! He shot right in back of my neck! That's dangerous! I look behind to see people laughing at me, especially Chung.
See? This is why I don't want to go to school! I hate this!
"Why are you looking at the back?"
I face forward to see my math teacher in front of me. "Now please solve it," my teacher said as he shows a question on the screen.
Math, please solve your own problems instead of telling others to solve it. I beg you.
It's break time. Everybody went to canteen to get the lunch first. Just when I about to go there, Elsword and his friends surround me. This is not good.
"How did you get out of there?" Elsword narrowed his eyes.
"You're curious, huh?" I smiled.
"Ouch!" I narrowed my eyes on Chung as I rub my right arm. "Why do you have to shot me to get the answer?!"
Chung points his gun at my head. "Just answer the question," he threatened.
"I don't know!" I answered.
Elsword punches my face with his fire fist. "Do you think we're going to believe that?!"
I have to rub my cheek this time. "Well, no, but I'm serious."
Chung is ready to pull the trigger. I sighed. "Seriously, I don't know! It just opened, and—"
Elsword is ready to punch me with his fire fist again. "How can you not believe me? You should understand. It's magic, right?"
They laugh, but why? "You can't use magic, loser," Elsword teased.
"Well, yeah, but someone else can, right?" I asked. I have to keep calm, I think.
Chung claps his hands. "Someone saved this little sh*t!" He narrowed his eyes at me. "Who is it?"
"Why do you ask?" I asked back. "I thought you can found this person with magic."
"What took you guys so long? Let's eat!" Aisha shouted from the corridor.
"We let you go this time," Elsword said. They approach Aisha and go.
I sigh in relief. I won't tell them about Add. He saved me from that locker and I don't know how to repay, so this is the only way, I guess.
I stepped out of the class. Chung points his gun at me from the left. "Do you think I'm going to let you go?"
I look at him. "So, you're not going to let me have lunch?"
He pulled the trigger. I dodged it and ran away. Too much running for today! "Just let me eat, god dammit!"
"I won't~" He said while he's chasing me.
And I can't believe we're running until the break time is over. I panted heavily. "Go back to class, if you dare," he smirked.
And that's why he's called Deadly Chaser.
Finally! I can go home now… sort of. Rain comes down and sis is on the club right now. "Later, noob!" Aisha smirked and she flight with a magic circle above her to protect her from rain. The others doing the same thing as well.
"You're getting wet twice today!" Elsword grinned as he flight to his home.
"Shut up!" I shouted. Good thing I bring my umbrella.
Can I do something to prevent them from bullying me?
I mean, am I really that useless?
I'm sick of this.
"You bring your umbrella, right?" Aren asked worriedly as he looks at me. "You bring it, but you're still wet. I don't understand."
"Thanks to the ice bucket challenge," I said as I enter the living room to see sis and… what the hell is Add doing in here?
"Oh, it's you again," Add narrowed his eyes. "You really are a loser, aren't you?"
"I don't give a damn what you think," I replied.
"This is why you don't have any friends," Ara hit my head.
"What do you want?!" I yelled. I don't understand why she likes to hit me.
Someone—wait, I'm not sure. Is she really human?
Anyway, this white haired human-like thing came out from the kitchen. She approaches me. "Are you Raven?" she asked with a monotone voice.
"Uh, yes," I answered. What is this?
"I've been told to take care of you since you don't have magical power," she said.
"What?" I look at this creature with disbelief. "This is a nasod, right?"
"Are you blind?" Add replied.
My eyes widened. "She has magical power?!"
"Yes, she's better than you," Add smirked. Great. How useless I am now?
"I ask him to make her for you! Say thanks," Ara said cheerfully.
"Thanks," I said, not feeling thankful at all.
"You better commit suicide sooner," Add said. He left, just like that.
"So, yeah, this is what I told you about having fun!" Ara shouted happily.
The nasod is still looking at me. "Hi, Raven. I'm Eve."