Part 19: Mana and MisunderstandingsAnna and Flay are still at it.
Nurhahaha! I dare you to catch me if you can!
Theyre at it again.
So energetic, both of em.
So, I just thought of this but I wonder which one of them is stronger.
Id assume Flaya?
But hes always running away
In a serious duel, Anna might be stronger
Flay disagreed, but I still think she could take him.
Wahh! Since when were you ? Wait, wheres Anna?
I lost her somewhere. More importantly, Ill make this clear.
I am not running away. I pretend to run but in fact, Im training Anna!
Oh Impressive, Flay.
You sound all calm but Your uniform is sliced in the back, you know?
Indeed, it was quite a hairpin turn. Next one might be dangerous.
Might be what ?
Ah, thats it for our conversation! Tah!
Stop right there!
He literally has his life on the line
I still dont understand why he needs to do that
We also did a little bit of alchemy.
We didnt have much to do, though.
Video- Roxis 1
Watch Us Fail
We took a break. Well, most of us did.
And then, this is the medicine I made
What is that? Poison?
No! It looks bad but its good for your health!
Hey, you dont believe me! Fine then, Vayne, try this out for me.
What? Me? Will I be okay?
Of course you will! I only used a little bit of dangerous ingredients.
But you did use them
If you call yourself a man, youd drink it.
Yeah. Its not that bad being a ghost.
Whats that supposed to mean ?
Roxis decided hed had enough.
Its only a little bit. And plus, its after school.
Roxis, why dont you come talk with us, too?
No thanks. I have no time to waste with useless banter.
But its pretty fun, talking like this.
Hey, where are you going?
To the Library. I cant concentrate here with all the noise.
Whats his problem?
He wont talk to us at all.
Geez! Why did you invite a guy like that?
Heh heh heh. Well, its a mans intuition, I guess.
I dont understand.
But, youre right. Its no fun like this. Vayne, go do something about it.
Why me ?
Itll be more interesting that way. You cant refuse my orders.
Oh my, thats a big responsibility.
Im glad since I dont have to drink Jess medicine
I looked around at the library for a bit, but didnt find Roxis. I decided to ask around, and quickly found out hed left.
When I tracked him down, he was talking with a strange Mana.
Damn it Once more
Its useless, no matter how many times you try. Such a persistent man.
Why is it useless!? Am I not skilled enough?
You still dont get it. Its impossible to pact against a Manas will.
Then why do you refuse to make a pact with me!?
Im picky about the looks. I dont like slender guys like you.
Th-thats your reason ?
How long have you been standing there ?
Roxis ran off, leaving me with the Mana.
Yeah Um, and you are?
I am the Mana of Light.
I see. Roxis doesnt have a Mana
Tell me about it. And thanks to that, he follows me around like that.
Why dont you want to make a contract with him?
Its fun to mess with him.
Thats it? Sounds like someone I know
A handsome boy looks to me with eyes of agony. Nothing brings more joy.
I dont quite understand, but will you please make a contract with him?
Why do you worry about him so much?
Umm Im hoping hell stop hating me.
Hmm You look like an interesting man. Fine. But under certain conditions.
Youre an alchemist, too. So bring me a Plosion and Ill think about it.
A Plosion ?
Alright. Ill do my best.
I returned to the workshop and quickly produced a Plosion. When I returned with it, though, Roxis returned as well.
What are you doing here?
Oh um, well
Whats that in your hand?
A Man asked me to
If you bring that, he promised to make a contract with me, right?
You heard? Then
What were you thinking?
Sympathy? Pity? Or are you just looking down on me and enjoying it?
No, I just wanted to
A guy with skill is so different. That attitude. Do you know how bad
I wont take your charity. Its just a Mana Ill make a contract myself!
Oh hoh hoh hoh.
It turned out the Mana of Light was just playing with me.
I assumed you liked to get beat.
Who would like that? Anyway, you knew this would happen?
Just as I expected. Great entertainment for the eye. Thanks, kid.
Um, here I made it but, about that promise with Roxis pact
Oh, did I ever promise? Though I did say I would think about it
To begin with, it is wrong for an outsider to butt into a Manas contract.
So all I did was make Roxis even more mad Now what do I do?
He wont talk to me at all now. I have no idea how to fix this
Video- Anna 1
Watch The Fear
Today we had a bit of a near death experience.
Oh, sorry. Its mine.
Please put it away. Hey! Theres more crumbs
Oh, I was just about to clean that up!
*sigh * Huh? Wheres the lab equipment? I just had it right here.
Oh, Im using it for my experiment Can I borrow it until its done?
Please make sure you put it back when youre done.
Damn! The situation is critical
Why are you hiding?
Dont you get it? The Flay Cave is being taken over by a Freshman!
Youre the one who brought her here. And I think shes good and studious.
How dare you!? Traitor Ive got to do something about this. Hmm
Some of the others brought up to Anna that she was being a bit harsh.
Yes? What is it?
You see We know youre working hard and all, we really do, but
Youre going a little overboard, kinda, dontcha think?
Its just kind of suffocating, you know.
I cant concentrate with the nagging.
Why ? I was doing this for everyone, for this workshop, and
*gasp * Could this be the Freshman bullying Ive always heard about!?
Oh no! I thought everyone but Flay was a good person.
I dont want to be hazed Oh no! Im surrounded!
Um, so Anna
Were still not sure why, but Anna kind of freaked out at that point.
If you come any closer I will cut you.
Wh-whats wrong with you all of a sudden ?
Though I may be young, Ive received mastership from my father
It may be many against one, but I wont go down that easily.
What are you saying ? Just calm down.
I warned you once not to get close. There wont be a second time
What? W-wait a minute
Shes lost it We must first listen to her demands
Theyre looking away! Nows my chance!
Hahaa, this is a very amusing turn of events!
This isnt the time to get excited. We need to go after her
Maybe we should just leave her for a bit. Shes kinda scary
Its much more quiet without her, too.
B-but, we should at least deal with this misunderstanding
This especially seemed important when Pamela decided to inject her own brand of optimism.
Assassinate? What the!?
Hehehe. Just be careful on those moonless nights.
Strangely enough, I can believe it
Hmph, if she wants to, then I say, Bring it! Thats also what I want.
Especially since she already hates Flaya.
Yeah Our first meeting was, you know
What if you get slashed the moment you walk out
Y-you guys! Our comrade just ran out, why arent you going after her!?
Whoa, so easy!
Well, either way, we cant just leave her alone
After her, now! Dont fall behind!
We started together at the Campus Grounds.
I didnt think she was the type to lose control like that
Seriously speaking it may be dangerous unless we find her soon.
Lets split up But she is panicked. Dont engage her on your own.
Im pretty sure Nikkis not so glad that we decided to split up.
Nikki! What happened? Could it be
Its alright, shes still breathing
Was it Anna?
And Nikkis pretty strong, too It seems the panic has made her stronger.
Its like a crying kid who gets really strong
Cute metaphor, but close enough. Dont let your guard down. Shes serious.
Pamela had enlisted some other students to try and help bring Anna down.
So? Did you find her?
Um, we found her, but
I got other students to come help me catch her.
But, like, all 10 of them got seriously beaten down.
And now we have civilian casualties
It seems like Anna thinks Im out to get her.
If thats true she might not even listen to us when we find her.
Hmm we can worry about that after we catch her.
Roxis had been waiting at the Campus Grounds, meanwhile, hoping shed come by.
Oh, Roxis. What do you mean by dangerous?
I set a trap. Its the best way to catch a panicked opponent.
To capture Anna ?
I set gunpowder in the snare. Itll weaken the enemy upon catching it.
Ha, a convenient trap.
Th-thats no good! We have to disarm it right now
I dont mind disarming it But then you better take the responsibility.
For catching Anna and convincing her. Youre gonna do all that, right?
A-all of it?
Ill clear this trap. I leave the rest to you.
It feels like he just forced everything on me
I need to learn how to make that trap later
I think Roxis just wanted an excuse not to have to help. Anyway, we ran into Anna near the workshop.
Shed run up to the roof, where we cornered her.
We have you cornered. You have nowhere else to go, so give up!
Flay, I think youre doing this wrong.
Um, Anna I think you misunderstood something but uh
Dont come! If Im caught and tortured, Id rather bite my tongue and
What!? Dont be hasty!
Vayne! Youre backing off. Hold firm!
B-but what should I
Do your best! Um Ill gather your ashes!
I dont think thats the right thing to say But, okay, Im going in
I said, dont come any closer!
Calm down, Anna. See, I dont have any weapons.
Huh? Oh, uh yeah. Sulpher, can you wait here, too?
Just dont die.
I-Ill do my best
Once Id proved I wasnt armed, she at least was willing to listen to me.
Why are you so cautious?
None of us hate you or want to hurt you in any way.
Its just, we had so much freedom until now, so naturally we complained
So, okay? Dont do this anymore
I understand what you say. But I need to make sure if this is true or not.
Make sure? How?
You are already within my swords range!
The blade is right up against my neck
Didnt even try to dodge? I see, I guess you arent lying then.
Okay, sure. Though it was more like I couldnt dodge than I didnt
Which means It was all my misunderstanding ?
When Anna realized that, she couldnt stop apologizing. At least its been dealt with
Im so easily lost in my own world and so I
If you understand, then can you at least put your sword away?
Ahh! I think I remember beating Nikki up pretty badly
Oh no, oh no, oh no!
Ummm Y-yay? At least we resolved this issue.
Seriously, with our lives on the line Huh, I have a little cut on my neck!
Ahhh! Vayne, blood!
Anna, huh Heh heh heh. If I can deal with her, it shall be interesting
We managed to create a few new types of armor out of the weird things weve found.
Flay wasnt satisfied with them, though, and wanted something really impractical.
Oh, no. I didnt make it for myself. Do you want to wear it?
Ive vowed to only wear red or gold armor.
Oh, I see. Then maybe I will wear it
Not so fast, my inconsiderate comrade.
This is when youre supposed to say, Then Ill make gold armor!
But, gold is so expensive
Money is not the issue here! Im talking about spirit, and generosity!
Fine. When I get some gold, Ill think about it
Hahaa! I look forward to it!
System Message: Item: Gold Mail can now be made.
Anyway, we headed back to the workshop after that.
Video- Pamela 2
Pamela came storming in to the workshop after us.
You dont sound very panicked, but Whats the matter?
The Librarys been taken over by a bad monster and everyone seems happy!
Uh? I dont quite get it
Its been taken over, but theyre happy?
We have to get it back, no matter what it takes!
But, if everyones happy, isnt that good?
Youll understand when you see it. Come on, hurry!
Wha!? Okay, dont pull me.
The library seemed pretty calm.
Is there really a monster here?
There was! I saw it!
Uh, lets just ask everyone, then.
Kevin: Monster? I havent seen any recently Why, is something going on?
Melissa: The Librarys been taken over by a monster? What stupid dream did you have?
Dorongo: Today is so peaceful! Oh, so peaceful, and lovely.
And everything we saw seemed to confirm this.
Its completely peaceful.
Maybe it really was just your imagination.
There really was one!
Well, I dont see it now.
Seeing this situation
How horrible. No one believes me! Ah, hey!
Pamela saw something and chased after it.
There it is! Wait!
Lets go after her!
We caught up with Pamela as she confronted the monster.
Monster: Nrah This library belongs to me! Ill never give it back!
Vayne, hurry up and get rid of him!
Uh, but, shouldnt we listen to his side?
Monster: You guys are with her!? Then Ill take you all down together!!
The monster was all talk, really.
It never stood a chance.
Yay! Now, get out!
Monster: N-no If this woman returns, the Library will once again become
What? You lost already. Stop being so persistent.
However, it turned out the people really were happy the monster was here.
Dont bother us!
Kevin: This monster organizes all the books every night All by himself.
Back when Pamela was in charge, the books were all over the place
Melissa: Thats not all. Mr. Monster cleaned up the trash and stuff, too!
Dorongo: He scolded the loud people and kicked them out Pamela just joined them
I-I used to work hard, too! Its just lately, Ive been kind of busy
Monster: That womans return will mark another era of horror in the Library Grh
Kevin: Hey! Hang in there!
Melissa: You guys How horrible
I feel like were the bad guys now
Um I just remembered I have something important to do, so tah tah.
And then Pamela ran off. I didnt even know a ghost COULD run, but she did
Ahem We also
Melissa: You guys gotta stay here and take care of Mr. Monster!
Pamela! Just you wait!