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Lesson 2: DuetsLesson 2: DuetsLesson 2: Duets by LightningTopaz
After getting all the relevant Duel Apprentice paperwork in order, I packed my things and moved into the Apprentice house Brock owned--since a Master can only have one Apprentice at a time, there were plenty of Apprentice houses in town. And every Apprentice house has the character of the Master that lives there.
I gasped when I saw the nice and spacious living room. "Wow...it's like a huge camp lodge in the forest!"
"The pleasures of camp without the Venonats, annoying bunk mates, food that comes from Arceus-knows-where, and having to get up at the crack of dawn." Brock smiled as he proudly surveyed his wood and stone domain. "and modern conveniences."
He led me up the stairs to the apprentice bedroom. "And here is your room...I've put a little welcome gift on the nightstand."
I gasped when I saw a copy of Emerald Valkyrie on the nightstand. "Wow! I've always wanted one of the Gem Valkyries!"
"Emerald's a good one to start with, particularly if you want a good Fa
The Day of Silence, part 5Part 5: The Eldest SisterThe Day of Silence, part 5 by LightningTopaz
It's not unheard of, when groups of sisters are silenced, for them to be silenced in a random order.
But I accept where my sisters are going, and I know they will be well cared for by their new mistresses.
As for me, I had always yearned to serve at home. Nara was already renowned across the islands for her wit and tales of Tira and other heroes. While most iksas, no matter where they served, got to study the teachings and lore with their mistress, doing it with Nara was a magical time, because she wouldn't just read from the books in the temple library--she would tell them from memory, having learned and collected many of them from the merchants.
The sound of the archpriestess' shoes approaching me snapped me to attention, and my heart quickened in excitement when I saw her holding a royal blue kimya. "Ariane Talamor, your voice will now be silenced, and become the wind of the Goddess."
With that, she very gently placed the kimya inside m
Lesson 1: FriendshipIt all started on a bad day.Lesson 1: Friendship by LightningTopaz
I was so excited to try my first deck I'd built out of Fairy cards--but then I learned very quickly why Fairy dominant decks were not often used in competition--and if they were, their users were very skilled.
Needless to say, I was devastated that my first deck was trashed, and left the campus square in tears.
I found a bench overlooking the hill where I could reflect. What was I doing wrong? How could I correct it? I wanted someone--anyone--to show me how to contend with my classmates instead of being called "Sora the Shaky"
No more was I going to be "Sora the Shaky"--I wanted to be the equal, if not better, than my two duelist idols--Yuya Sakaki and Morgan Bellamy.
The question was: Who would be crazy enough to take me as their apprentice?
I knew well that some masters taught their apprentices more than just cards and dueling--and I wanted a master like that.
The strums of an acoustic guitar being played and a male voice singing got my attention--
Fantasia on Sixteen Melodies(Sora) Aria and Sonata, resonate! Sing the Sixteen Melodies!Fantasia on Sixteen Melodies by LightningTopaz
Brock: Take a melody,
Simple as can be,
Give it some words, and
Raise your voices!
All day long now, love grows strong now,
Sing a melody of
Love, oh love....
Sora(over Brock): I may still be a bit younger than most... (Brock: Simple as can be...)
And there's still more that I still want to see... (Brock: Sweet harmony...)
So I set out to fulfill my dreams,
and make my own memories... (Brock: Oh love...)
Sora(to the tune of Brock's Eight Melodies): La-la-la-la...
La, la, la-la la,
La, la-ah la...
(Canon in D-like interlude)
Brock(over Sora to the tune of her Eight Melodies): You came to me broken hearted and shamed... (Sora: La-la-la-la-la...)
But I knew there was more than you could see... (Sora: La-la-la-la...)