“With all due respect, Madam Angelica, I’m not going to work for neither your nor your daughter. I’m not going to be her bodyguard or servant or anything relatively close to that.”
Bin resolutely voiced his thoughts, speaking with a clarion voice as his eyes looked back at the smiling woman, who didn’t seem to mind what he had said.
“But you’re going to protect my daughter, right?”
“I will. Regina won’t last long and she’ll try to take over Jasmine’s body.”
“Isn’t that contradicting?” She asked back, standing right in front of the sitting young man.
“My full name is Emilia Von Xenzid and I am a descendant of Vincent Von Xenzid, the man known as the Father of magic. That makes Bin, my son, also a descendant of Vincent. The abnormal genes of Vincent have deteriorated and in less than two generations, it has become almost non-existent so, like Bin, I didn’t inherit my ancestor’s unique abilities.”Bert seemed the calmest of them all after Emilia’s revelation. Rika gasped and looked at Bin, her two friends, however, kept fixedly looking at the ex-Head Scientist of the Immortal Facility.Akane was confused, probably due to her limited knowledge about the history of Magic. Julia remained composed, her expression never fluctuating or even twitching.“The spell Miss Jasmine cast on Quee
“You’re awake.”Bin tried not to make any sound as he entered the room and slowly closed the door, though it was unnecessary. Bridget was up, sitting up and looking back at him with a forced smile.“You look worse.”Bin chuckled and, after bringing a chair, sat next to the bed. He scrutinized the auburn-haired girl and noticed that her face- especially the lips- were still very pale.“How are you feeling?”The girl shrugged her shoulders, vainly trying to make it look as though she’s healthier than ever.“I don’t look as bad as you d
“Quit hissing like an angry cat, Elise.”Marshall Don Lunar shook his head, unable to come up with the right words to calm Elise or knock some sense into her.“Your brother is truly tenacious. Queen sent an assassin but he was killed… not only that but he demolished the whole building! Though there are some unexplained factors in the reports I read.”The man paused for a second, scanning the listening Omega Team, his eyes falling lastly on Cecile.“Abyss has been monitoring him ever since he entered Thomas’ school. He used his mother’s ability, the blue fire, but when he was captured, he was able to use Sand.”
As per Julia’s words, the session didn’t last long, only forty minutes. Half of it was spent in reproaching Bin for his misuse and over-consumption of Mana and the other was used ‘sparring’. When they were done, it was finally time for Bin to go and get treated.As Ann’s clinic, along with the rest of the building, was destroyed by Queen’s magic, Emilia had to borrow a friend’s laboratory. Julia had to go to work so she couldn’t accompany them, however, Jasmine and her two friends tagged along.“Don’t you have classes?”He sounded bitter and frustrated, turning his head to the back and looking at the three girls. Emilia was taking the wheel and faintly smiling, relieved that her son will be properl
More than one time, Bin did not deign answer and that made Doctor Chan Wu chuckled. The middle-aged man didn’t insist, he just got up and left the laboratory, after all, he’s as tired as Emilia and his slow steps, tired face, and wobbling body were more than enough proof for that. Bin wasn’t left alone for that long as the door burst open and three girls entered, each of them holding a cold soda and busy chitchatting. “Why are you back?” “What do you mea-” Jasmine burst out in laughter, not even finishing her sentence. She pointed at Bin’s head and said a few inaudible words to Melissa and Rika, who giggled. “What’s so funny?”
Early morning, before the break of Dawn, Bin wandered to the roof, wanting to spend some time alone. Emilia and Chan Wu were periodically looking after him and barely let him do anything. Even moving or getting up from the bed seemed to alarm his mother, who constantly warned him to rest and prepare for today’s examination.Chan Wu already contacted some of his friends and colleagues for the necessary parts for the artificial- and hopefully working- eye he’s going to implant in Bin.Sure, Bin could live without an eye but it’s too disadvantageous to have a blind spot. Furthermore, the current technology rendered it possible to produce an artificial eye that is as functionally efficient as a normal, if not more.The darkened canopy was slowly bei
The second day of treatment and examination was just as boring and the first one, if not more. Bin had to lay on bed for no less than ten hours, and watch as Head Scientist Emilia and Chan Wu cut some of his body, closely inspecting his still-crystallized blood vessels. The gaping hole in his chest was patched up, more or less, with the use of solid silver, making it look less frightening and more pleasant.The conversation Rika and Bin had at dawn was kept a secret between the two of them, however, the former did tell her friends that Bin finally relented and agreed to compromise, even by a little bit.When he had stopped being so defensive and a ‘jerky’ as Rika said, Bin already anticipated that he’ll constantly get annoyed by the three of them, especially Jasmine Lemore, his former employer.
“Can you see? Is it working?”Doctor Chan Wu excitedly rubbed his hands and leaned his face closer to Bin, more than necessary, in fact. His twinkling eyes were stared fixedly at the youth’s face, or more precisely, his new artificial eye. Unlike the silver prosthetic arm, Bin’s new eye looked identical to the real one but it functioned a bit differently.“There’s a lot of stuff going on.”“Of course there are! Hahaha” Chan Wu was beaming with joy and jumping on his chair like a little kid. Emilia too, was faintly smiling, she was relieved that the process of implanting the eye- which is none too easy- was smooth-sailing and utterly void of any complication.&ldq