Magic Tech Presents...
A WarChild Story...
Based on the works, characters, and situations of Hajime Kanzaka and Rui Araizum
A follow up to Slayers MOMENTS
It was silent.
Yes, it was silent, so silent that if one could listen carefully, only the sounds of nature premeated the air.
Well, it was a graveyard. You expect it to be silent.
Oh... did I mention the two Zepheilian guards guarding the enterance?
"HALT! Who goes there?" declared one of the guards.
Oh well, so much for silence.
The question was directed to a couple that was walking up the road. Both were wearing cloaks with hoods. And they had a bouquet of flowers in their hands.
"That's odd. I don't remember armed guards at the gates to the cemetery."
"It's been five years. And the war is still not out of everyone's minds."
"Please. Whoever you are, identify yourselves!" interrupted one of the guards.
With that the two removed their hoods.
"I'm Amelia Will Tes Seyruun, heir-princess to the throne of Seyruun."
"I'm Zelgadis Greywords, Amelia's betrothed."
The two guards stook in shock. These can't be those two, but in fact they are.
It's just that Amelia was now much taller and more a refined lady as they remembered. If it weren't for the robes, they would notice her figure was becoming more and more like her older sister's. And Zelgadis... well... let's just say he looked more human than before.
"Ahh... gomen... it's just that we had..." the first guard started to apologize.
"Vandals. There had been cases of vandalism here." the second explained.Amelia responded typically. "VANDALS?! YOU MEAN THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WOULD CAUSE INJUSTICE TO THE TOMBS OF THE DEAD?!"
Zelgadis sighed. "Calm down Amelia. I thought you had changed since the war."
Amelia stopped, and blushed. "Gomen. Sorry Zel-kun."
The guards recovered from the princess' sudden outburst. "Yes. I guess there are people who wouldn't respect the dead. Especially if the dead are people they didn't respect alive."
"It has to be expected. After all, they were feared all over." Zelgadis remarked. With that the guards stood aside and let the couple in.
Like all cemetries, the land was divided for the ordinary people, and the not so ordinary people, you know, the local heroes, knights, and any other famous people.
Zelgadis and Amelia headed towards the not so ordinary area of the graveyard.
They kept on walking, silent, until they came upon two lifesize statues, standing on a huge marble slab.
These statues, they were of ones they knew. A fiery red haired sorceress, and a blond slow-witted but extremely good swordsman.
Lina Inverse and Gourry Gabriev.
There were two inscriptions on the marble slab. One read:
IN MEMORY OF LINA INVERSE-GABRIEV.
THE BANDIT KILLER
THE DRAGON SPOOKER
THE ENEMY OF ALL WHO LIVES
THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD
The other inscription read:
IM MEMORY OF GOURRY GABRIEV
THE SWORDSMAN OF LIGHT
THE ONE WHO TAMED LINA'S HEART
THE ONE WHO WOUNDED MUU
Amelia and Zelgadis laid the bouquets of flowers on the statues. "Amelia, do you ever think that this is what they wanted?"
"Father was persistant. After all, both were allies of Seyruun. He thought it would be wrong to just give them simple gravemarkers."
"But beyond their abilities and deeds, they were like all normal people. Just trying to find a living and to live it."
"They weren't normal people. None of us are." said a new voice. Zelgadis and Amelia turned to see the source.
It was Lina's sister, Luna.
"Luna-san. I guess you got time off from your waitressing job?"
"Why shouldn't I? She is and always is, my little sister." The waitress/Knight of Celphied walked up to the three. "As I was saying none of us are. Otherwise, why were we offered a chance to make that pledge? I don't think we would be given such a chance if we were normal people."
"The pledge... I still don't understand it." answered Amelia.
"I still can't believe she appeared after Lina died. It was almost like she was insisting to mettle with our affairs." Zelgadis added.
"Do you think she intends to keep her end?"