Shakugan No Hybrids: Chapter 17Chapter 17 A bath, a peek, and a punch
“I am not the only one who should bathe.
You look and smell like you just walked out of a volcano” he says to her back.
Shana can’t help but smirk a little.
“There is so much you don’t know about me” she thinks while turning around.
“I am a Flame Haze” she replies as if that explains everything.
“So flamehaze don't care about the fact they smell like they just crawled out of a sewer?
Ugh..at least denizens are more civilized when it comes to personal hygiene.”
He makes a face as if he smells something awful.
“Hm! Alastor cleans my body with his fire so I don't change much nor I need much of a bath...”
Even while she says it with confidence she has trouble surpressing the reflex to casually smell her own shirt.
It doesn’t smell that bad..does it?
Meanwhile Malachite’s face lights up in pleasure.
“I suppose I can understand why he likes to do the cleaning
Shakugan No Hybrids: Chapter 16Chapter 16 Aftermath
“WAIT!” Shana yells, still in the rush of the moment.
“I am not letting it get away!” she thinks.
But before she can do anything the creature that called itself The disciple is gone.
Nomatter how hard she tries, she cannot sense any trace of its being anywhere, as if it has disappeared from the earth..
“Impossible!” she says to herself.
Yet the facts say the opposite.
Nothing is left to prove the Cursed servant ever even existed, no existence, no blood, no skin.. even the arm she cut off is gone.
All that is left is the damage to nearby trees and buildings..
“This place really looks like a warzone” she says.
“Hmm..we should fix this before we unlock the fuzetsu” Alastor answers.
Behind her a weak cough disturbs the silence.
After all of this she almost forgot about him!
Somehow that makes her feel bad, he saved her life after all..
The hybrid has opened his eyes and analyses h
Shakugan No Hybrids: Chapter 15Chapter 15 The Empress Sends Her Regards
“Strange, I never thought I would die that soon..” Shana thinks in wonder as all she can do is look at the black denizen preparing his final attack.
“Alastor will have to find a new contractor… I hope she..or he.. will last longer then I did..”
As in slowmotion Shana notices every detail of her surroundings.
The black creature with his horn before her, craters in the ground, shattered walls, her own torn clothes, diminishing torches..
Suddenly she notices movement, and a second later Shana sees Malachite in a green flash launching himself towards the monster’s back, holding his remaining blade with two hands. “That explains it” Shana can’t help but think bitterly. As she goes over it again in her head it makes sense. Malachite being a half denizen..wounded..torches losing existence..Malachite being able to fight again..
The half denizen himself does no
Shakugan No Hybrids: Chapter 14Chapter 14 Creature Of Malice
Fully focused Shana tries to see into the blackness as she feels the presence nearing.
“Show yourself!” she says in frustration.
“Brave wordss..for an insssssect..” a voice reaches her ears out of the night.
The words feel like snakes crawling over her skin. Out of the darkness comes a monstrosity like Shana have never seen before. Everything about it is just...wrong. It is a denizen..but then again it is not. it is something far worse.
It appears as a massive and powerfully built humanoid, easily the size of three grown men, clad in black. It has long ram-like horns and its eyes burn with a fierce inner reddish light, though the area around it is always covered in shadows, even while standing within the light of the Nietono no Shana. Every aspect of this being suggests it is a creature of a more supernatural world then just Guze…compared to this…Guze is a happy place.
Preparing for combat Shana calls upon all her inne
Shakugan No Hybrids: Chapter 13Chapter 13 Wrong Existance At The Wrong Place
The world freezes and turns sepia as Shana’s hair takes its fiery red colour.
She almost laughs as she feels how Alastor’s strength flows through her, filling her, as sparks and flames come out of her hair, likes witnesses of the red-hot-eyed hunter’s might.
With a single movement she draws the Nietono no Shana as she swoops down from the skies at the Rinne like an angel of death, her flames illuminating the fuzetsu-frozen night.
A single swipe is all it takes.
Despite everything seemingly taking an eternity, in reality it took less then a second.
“And is it over way to soon’ Shana thinks as she elegantly lands on her two feet, not even looking at the Rinne behind her,perfectly sliced in two.
“Did you like that?” she says to herself smiling, satisfied with the suppleness of her actions.
Suddenly she feels something down her spine, something that over the years she has learned to recognize as a warni
Shakugan No Hybrids: Chapter 12Chapter 12 When the time is right
People’s flames burn away without them noticing.
They disappear in a strange fire, impossible to see for normal men.
Attackers, perhaps even predators, from another dimension devoured them.
In order to keep balance, flamehazes were created, in order to hunt the denizens, and keep the world save from harm, protecting it from any threat.
Such, is the duty of a flamehaze.
“But in order to protect I will have to know what I am up against” Shana sighs, as she thinks about one of the first lessons she received from Alastor when she was young.
Slightly troubled she moves her legs back and forth from the edge of the roof she is sitting on.
“Everything has become such a mess lately” she complains to herself while gazing into the night.
She has picked the spot she has always picked for the last few weeks.
It is a massive five-floor high house, allowing her to see far into all directions while sitting on its roof.
Shakugan No Hybrids: Chapter 11Chapter 11 Nightly Pondering
Close to midnight, the streets of Misaki city are close to deserted.
It almost seems like the town itself went to sleep, as even the street lanterns appear to be glowing less bright then usual.
“Such a quiet night” Shana thinks as her feet take her further away from the hybrid’s hide-out with every step she makes.
“After all that happened it seems unfitting, as if they city doesn’t acknowledge anything from the past events. Then again, since most of it happened within a fuzetsu, techniqually the city couldn’t have noticed..Agh, stupid, stupid thoughts!”
She starts to raise her tempo as her walking slowly changes into running, then running and jumping.
As she jumps across the streets her feet don’t make any sounds, even the small animals that have come out at night, scavenging between the garbage do not get disturbed by her passing.
In the middle of a big jump the hunter spreads her fiery wings, and conti
Shakugan No Hybrids: Chapter 10Chapter 10 Revelations
In a rare display of patience, Shana decides not to react, and simply watches him drinking.
“I suppose it was unfair to borrow Nietono no Shana in such a..persuasive way..
Perhaps I should feed you a tiny bit of information.
Then you can trade Azur for the rest later.”
She frowns as she hears that.
“I can't remove Yuji’s protection! However you MUST tell me more. If only because you took my sword!”
“I only need it for a short amount of time. He can stay near it, or even wear it while I study it.
It will go quicker if the torch removes it however.
Still, it can be done while he wears it, but it will be slower.” Malachite tries to persuade her again.
Shana says nothing, and she puts a, what she hopes is a neutral expression on her face.
“As of now,” the hybrid speaks again as he realizes he won’t get any further this way,
“Did you ever wonder why Friagne needed the power of existance from an entire c
Shakugan No Hybrids: Chapter 9Chapter 9 Feelings Easily Read
The hybrid is weakened, but he studies Shana’s expression carefully as he voices his request.
Shana glares at him, ready to beat him up the second he tries to pull something off.
“I don’t know where it is” she says to him, coldly.
“You are a bad liar flamehaze.”
Malachite sits down in a corner, holding his wounded hands protective against his chest.
While the scars no longer glow, it is clear the pain hasn’t faded yet.
“I think we both know who is in possession of Friagne's ring.
And the fact I am negotiating with you instead of simply going there and retrieving it shows I am very..polite.”
“The second he comes near Yuji I will slice him into a million tiny pieces!” she thinks.
“I don't know where it is! Yuji has it and I don't know where he is!”
“Why do you give the torch a name?
It is just an object.”
Malachite looks slightly confused.
He really doesn’t under