Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Character Creation and Discussion (second reincarnation)
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Fighting demons and the like
And here it is, the final chapter of WindS-B!
WindS-B - Chapter 4: Midnight Wind
[MC 0089, late October]
[TSAB Air Force HQ, Cafeteria]
"How did it come to this?" Nanoha asked herself while looking at a picture taken last year.
It was a picture of her closest friends all together. Among them were Koji, Maren and their daughter, Fuuko, all together and smiling.
Now, they are dead and their daughter, confused, swore revenge on Nanoha and the others before escaping with her parent's bodies through Dimensional Transfer.
Shamal and Yuuno still tried to trace her destination, but it was all too sudden.
It was only later that they found out that a hospital in Cranagan was attacked.
Two adult-size life pods were stolen, along with some equipment. It was her...the time matched perfectly.
The dots connected easily, her goal was to preserve her parents' bodies until she could bring them back.
This made those involved in the Precia Incident remember unpleasant memories.
Except in this case, it was the reverse: a lonely daughter trying to recover her parents' warmth...
Using their IDs, Fuuko accessed the TSAB databanks and downloaded large amounts of information before the IDs were cancelled.
What followed were a series of attacks to research facilities, museums and owners possessing harmless Lost Logia.
Even when officers managed to get to the crime scene on time, Fuuko's speed and power proved too much for regular TSAB mages.
Her hideout was soon discovered: the remains of the lab used by Scaglietti. But once Fate got there, she had already left.
Fate and Teana conducted investigations on abandoned facilities, arresting unrelated criminals in the process, but no clues leading to Fuuko.
Even Ellyja, who is still training to be an Enforcer, also cooperates whenever she can.
It was a shock to her when she found out what happened, but recovered quickly...after all, her partner is in trouble.
So even after Fuuko's disappearance, she dilligently continued the training regime they did together for the last 3 years.
On her mind was only one thing: Saving her friend from the sadness and confusion imprisoning her heart.
Vita entered the room, holding in each hand a cup with a warm drink.
Walking up to Nanoha, she sets the drink on the table. "Here." Vita took her seat opposite to Nanoha.
Setting the picture on the table, she grabbed the cup and sipped quietly.
"So, no news?" Vita asked but Nanoha shook her head. "I see..."
It's been 6 months since Fuuko ran away, and thankfully, the only crimes she commited were robbery and resisting arrest.
They had to catch her fast, before she causes an incident or kills someone.
If it gets any more serious, TSAB law won't go easy on her...
After some silence, Nahoha spoke, "This year..."
"Hmm?" Vita looked at Nanoha.
"She spent her birthday alone."
"...Yeah." The little knight paused, "We'll just have to make a big one after we catch her."
"We sure will." Nanoha smiles.
Finishing her drink, Nanoha stands.
"Something wrong?" Vita blinked.
"According to her strike pattern, she'll make a move soon."
"I'm going out to patrol."
"Again? You did the morning shift remember?"
"I'm still going." Nanoha headed to the exit.
"W-Wait!" Vita drank in a hurry and went after her. "I'm going too."
"If I don't keep an eye on you, you'll push yourself again."
"Look who's talking." Nanoha countered in a playful tone.
"S-shut up..." She pouted.
[7th District, Urban Area]
Ellyja ran through the streets in a hurry...This was it, a rare chance!
Less than 10 minutes ago, a nearby mansion was robbed of some old documents containing information on artifacts, the pattern was identical to Fuuko's style.
(It's her. It's her. It's her!) Elly repeated in her mind. (If I can talk to her, she'll listen to reason.)
(Ellyja, respond.) Teana's voice ecchoed in her head.
(I'm at 29th Street, no signs, what's your location?)
(I just passed 14th Street, no signs as well.)
(Ok. This district has been sealed with a barrier, officers haven been dispatched to help search.)
(If you encounter the criminal, report immediately and do not engage, I repeat, do not engage, understand?)
(R-Roger.) Elly frowned at the orders. But Teana is her superior, she had to obey them.
Passing a couple of buildings, then making a turn left, Elly finds a Bureau Officer sprawled on the floor.
"H-Hey!" The girl runs up to the fallen officer and checks his vitals, quickly sighing in relief, "He's alive."
Elly then notes that the way the officer is on the floor was due to a blow from behind.
Examining him closer, she doesn't find any scorch marks on the back of his head or armor.
Then, something caught her attention, a small mark on the pavement, as if a sharp object fell from above, penetrating the stone.
Reconstructing the scene in her head, said object would fall behind the officer if he was standing still and wouldn't hurt him.
(It didn't make sense...something's off.)
(...or missing!) As Elly realized it she rolled on the ground, hearing afterwards the sound of something hitting the pavement.
Once she looked, she saw a silvery dagger-shaped blade of energy partially embedded on the stone floor.
(It's not Fuu-chan's magic color...) She thought.
But it all made sense now. A bind effect applied on a magic knife thrown at the target's shadow, pinning into the floor those in contact with the shadow, followed by the finishing blow.
Of course, this is only possible because the streets are illuminated.
Sharpening her senses, Elly looked around, ready to move if another dagger is thrown.
"It would have been better if you hadn't moved. Just like that civil servant." a voice ecchoed on the empty street.
(This is bad, I better call for backups.) Once she opened the channel, all she heard was static. (J-Jamming?)
"Judging by your face, you noticed the jamming field I set up. So...will you be a good puppy and be knocked out in a quick and painless manner...or struggle?"
(I can't let that happen!) Elly gritted her teeth, (I have to find Fuu-chan!)
an energy blade grows from the tip of Elly's Device mounted on her left arm.
"...Is that your answer?"
Elly assumes a fighting stance to emphasize.
"So be it." As she finished, four magic knives came out from a dark alley, straight for Elly.
Rolling out of the way, Elly makes sure her shadow doesn't get hit. But as she stops and prepares herself for another strike, something grazes her left shoulder, cutting her Barrier Jacket.
Wincing, Elly realizes she's in a bigger disadvantage than she expected.
She had to even the odds.
Pulling some cards out of the pouch on her right leg and scatters them, turning into copies of herself.
(Have to take out the lights!) Shuffling herself with her illusions, each aim at a streetlight.
"Like I'll let you." the voice spoke again, throwing two daggers for each Elly.
All except one Elly successfully dodge the blades, the one that is hit vanishes, leaving the charged bullet behind.
"Tch." The assailant clicks its tongue.
"Shoot!" The remaining shout as they fire at the lampposts.
Hitting the lamps, the light provided by them quickly vanishes.
With their task completed, Elly's copies disappear as well.
Though still illuminated by Mid-Childa's moons, the street became a lot darker.
(With this she can't use the shadow bind ability.)
"Congratulations, your plan worked...now what?" the voice asked in a worriless tone.
To be honest, Elly hadn't thought that far, she wanted to find Fuuko before she ran away...wait.
Elly compared her attacker's pattern with Fuuko's. "Are you the one that stole the documents?" She asks.
"And if I am?" The voice spoke right behind her.
"!" Elly turns around, but there wasn't anyone there...
"You're not the person I'm after, but I'll have to arrest you for invasion of private property and robbery!"
"Person you say...*chuckle*" The voice came from another direction, "If you're chasing the golden-eyed girl, I suggest you withdraw."
"Do you know her?!" Elly stepped forward, towards the voice.
"My, my...don't let your emotions get the best of you, it's dangerous." the voice giggled again.
Controlling herself, Elly spoke in a calm tone, "...What is your relation with her?"
"I'd say...rival? We're after the same things after all."
"What do you mean?"
"Now now, you haven't even caught me and you expect me to tell you everything?" It said playfully.
Elly frowned, assuming a fighting stance, "Then I'll arrest you and make you speak!"
"Unaware of what its facing, the puppy continues to bare its fangs...how foolish."
(What should I do? I said those things but...I'm not sure I can win.) She thought while keeping her guard up.
In a flash, the attacker was right in front of Elly, a silver magic blade growing from the back of its right hand swipes at her.
The blades clash as Elly parries the blow in time. A second blade grows its left hand and strikes with a rising slash.
Backstepping in time, Elly escapes with only a cut on her barrier jacket.
And as soon as it came, her attacker vanished into the shadows...but she saw its appearance.
An emotionless mask. Long, wavy silver-white hair, cat ears and tail of matching color and a woman's body covered in black tights.
Cat ears and a tail...her attacker is a familiar..."Who is making you do this?" She asked.
"What are you talking about?" The masked woman spoke from the darkness.
"You're a familiar, right? Is your master forcing you to commit crimes?"
"Sharp eyes...but judging by the way you talk, you know nothing of familiars."
"A master's wishes are the familiar's wishes."
"Are you saying that you're doing this because you want to?"
"Who knows..." She paused, "A familiar's duty is to protect its master...by doing this, I am protecting my master."
"What do you mean?" Elly asks, not knowing where to face.
"Enough talking, time is short and I've wasted enough of it already. Time for you to sleep."
Silence filled the dim lit street, yet the masked familiar didn't strike...a psychological attack perhaps?
Elly's reaction speed allows her to avoid a clean hit but the problem is her assailant so far wasn't serious.
Fast, moves silently and can attack from any side...so which side to expect the strike?
(No...not just the sides!) As Elly realized, she looked above...but it was too late, she wouldn't be able to block in time.
At that moment...a green magic bullet hits the masked woman throwing her off course and crashing on the floor.
As she fell, a folder fell off the belt on the tights.
"T-The documents!" Even with her mask cracked from the blast, she struggled to reach the folder.
A green knife of magic landed between her and the folder.
"I'll be taking that." A young voice ecchoed from up high as the folder began to glow green and float upwards.
Another familiar voice spoke as it absorved the folder.
Ellyja was still surprised...that emerald hue of green, bullet's travelling speed and the wind released...and now those voices.
(There no misaking it, it's her!) She looked towards the voice coming from the top of a building.
"F-Fuu-chan?" She muttered as tears of nostalgia gathered on the corners of her eyes.
[Selene. No response.] Arbalest spoke as it tried to communicate.
Fuuko simply stood there, on top of the building, bathed in the light of Mid-Childa's moons.
Her cold, piercing stare gave the impression of being viewed as nothing more than a nuisance, an ant.
The fox-girl and even her device were barely recognizable...Elly remembers when Fuuko spoke of her Device, how it reflected her state of mind and mood.
From the once straight edges that were mounted on top and the elegant, curved scythe, it became a twisted, jagged and malicious-looking weapon.
"H-How?" Shaken from the blast, the masked familiar tried to get up, "I didn't even detect you..."
Fuuko looked down on the cat familiar. "Did you really think you could fool a fox? Know your place!"
Selene announced as rings of wind wrapped around the familiar.
"Wha-?!" She let out in surprise.
"So...you're the one that's been sneaking around, copying me and stealing what I'm after?" Fuuko asked.
"I-I am. G-got a problem with that?"
"As a matter of fact, I do. I don't care if the blame is pinned on me, but you stole some items I had my eyes on."
"F-First come, first serve." Judging by the tone of her voice, she was grinning.
"...Looks like you don't understand the situation you're in." Raising her armored left hand to waist level, she slowly closes her hand.
"G-NGH?!" The cat familiar quickly realized it wasn't a regular bind.
"So...where are the items you stole?" Fuuko asks calmly.
"L-like I'd tell you!"
"...Is that so?" She closed her fingers a bit more.
"G-GAAAH!" She shrieked as the binds thightened.
Meanwhile, Elly watched in disbelief, the Fuuko she knew, acting like this...
"N-No...Nooo...L-Lia..." The cat familiar spoke despairing tone.
"Hm?" Fuuko takes note the strange word.
"L-Lia..." As the mask fell off, it revealed beautiful cobalt-blue eyes overflowing with tears. "I-I c-can't die he-re...s-she'll b-be...all alone."
Seeing the previous cold assailant become so emotional, Elly turned to Fuuko.
"Fuu-chan, stop! It's enough already!"
"...Why should I?" She spoke while keeping her eyes on the familiar.
"She's doing this to protect her master! She has someone to return to! So...so, please Fuu-chan! Stop!" She begged to the point crying.
"N..." Fuuko's eyes twitched at the request, and the look on their faces. But she still lessened her grip, thus loosening the binds until they disappeared.
The familiar fell on her knees, gasping for air.
"Be thankful, cat. Your life is spared...Now go before I change my mind."
"Y-you conceited brat, I'll remember this!" Saying that, the familiar vanished into the night.
After a moment of silence, Elly spoke, "...Thanks, Fuu-chan."
"I wasn't really going to kill her."
"...I needed to know where the items she stole were."
That reminded Elly of her duty: recover the stolen documents as well as finding Fuuko...well, there she was, and the documents were with her.
But not only did she look different, she had a different feeling...like there was an overwhelming aura around her.
Still, Ellyja wouldn't give up now, not after half a year of not seeing her best friend.
"...I missed you, Fuu-chan."
"I heard about what happened...about you acting a little strange and running away."
"You seem fine now so...let's go back, Fuu-chan, everyone's waiting." Elly was standing on the middle of the street, but she still reached out for her friend.
"...That won't be possible."
"There's no 'Fuu-chan' or 'Fuuko' here anymore."
"W-What do you mean?"
"...In the past, a certain woman lost half of her name after sinning. She considered herself unworthy of it, so she sealed it away."
Even though she didn't understand what Fuuko was talking about, Elly still listened.
Fuuko brought her left hand to her chest, "That day, something inside me broke. When I came to, I saw everyone as my enemy and blamed them for what happened."
After a pause, Fuuko continued, "Several days of thinking things over and over, I realized what I had done."
"T-Then--" Elly interrupts, but is then interrupted herself.
"I can't go back to who I was anymore! There's something inside me that urges me to move forward, no matter what...and it won't shut up."
"I'm not Fuuko anymore! I am the black wind that blows during the night, Midnight Wind." To emphasize this, a strong burst of wind is released.
"G-Gh..." Elly braces as the wind pushes her back.
"It's not too late!" Able to keep herself on her feet, Elly continues to persuade her.
"We can still help you! Everyone is willing to help!"
"I told you, it's not possible."
"Why?!" She raises her voice.
For the first time, Fuuko's expression became one of sorrow as she raised her gauntlet, fingers twitching.
"Even now, just looking at you...I have my hands full restraining this increasing bloodlust. Can you imagine what would happen if I saw them?" She looked at Elly.
Her expression became stern again, "So...I'll give you a message to pass to everyone."
"W-What is it?"
"'Stop chasing after me.' and 'Forget about me.'"
"......" Elly looked down, her arms trembling.
"If you understand, then go, and tell them that."
"How can I?!" She looked at the building top where her friend is, "There's no way I can say that to them!"
"I see..." Fuuko sighed, shaking her head in disappointment, "I have no choice but to make an example out of you...Diva!"
"Huh?" Elly raised her eyebrows at the strange word that reached her ears.
But then, something pink flashed from the corner of the left eye, followed by stinging pain on the neck.
"NG-GAAAAH!?" Elly looked at her left shoulder and saw a small girl biting on her neck.
While trying to use her device, the girl blocks her left hand, applying a bind, and then her right so she couldn't take any spell cards.
"...You haven't met her, right? This is my familiar, Dhivallia or simply 'Diva'. She has a very interesting ability." Fuuko smirked.
Elly soon figured what it was, as she was starting to feel weak as if her magic was being drained.
"T-Then...the reason the Vampire Incident ended suddenly..." Elly connected the dots.
The 'Vampire Incident' was the name of a series of attacks during the night where students and mages were found unconscious, drained of their magic.
Though there was no damage to the victim's Linker Core and they would recover after some rest, the incident still caused anxiety among possible victims.
Fuuko jumps from the buiding, landing softly with the use of wind magic, she slowly walks toward the restrained Elly.
"That's right, she was the culprit. I recruited her to my side, quite kind of me if I may say so myself." Fuuko was back to acting the way she did before the cat familiar left.
"F-Fuu-chan...." With her legs already trembling, Elly could hardy stand.
Seeing her master approaching, Diva forces Elly drop on her knees while still to biting on her neck.
"How does it feel? The sensation of mana drained being from your body?" Fuuko smirked. "When you get used to it, it actually feels good."
"P-please...stop doing this. Your parents wouldn't want this, they---" She said weakly before being cut off.
"Don't you dare say it!" She looked down on Elly with the fierce eyes of a beast, "You think you can convince me when you don't even understand it?"
"That can be easily solved though..." Fuuko bowed, becoming face to face with Elly, "By wiping out your family...that way, you'd understand, wouldn't you?"
"G-ghh..." Elly's eyes narrowed, she gritted her teeth trying to free herself, but it was no use.
"Hmph..." Fuuko straightened herself, fixed her hair, "Diva, that's enough, let her go."
Removing her fangs from Elly's neck, she replies, "Yeeees~" Stood and playfully hopped her way to Fuuko, coiling her arms around her master's left arm.
"How was it? The taste." Fuuko smirked as she looked at her familiar.
Diva licked her lips, "Her mana is delicious, not too thick or too thin, she's keeping herself in shape. Of course, it doesn't compare to master's~" She snuggled closer to Fuuko.
Fuuko looked at Elly, "I'm happy, Elly. Even without me, you still keep training. As your former partner and teacher, I'm proud of you."
Looking around, Fuuko notices the barrier's effect was wearing off, "Hmm, it seems our time is running out. Doesn't matter anyway, I got what I wanted."
"F-Fuu-chan...." Losing the support her assailant was providing, she became wobbly, thumbling sideways.
"Diva, preparations." She instructed.
"Yes~" The bat familiar let go of her master's arm, taking some steps back to prepare a spell.
Meanwhile, Fuuko got closer to Elly, and kneeled to whisper into her ear.
"Remember my message, stop chasing after me...you don't stand a chance."
"Hgnn..." Elly struggled with what little strength she had left.
"I owed you one, so I won't kill you...but the next time we meet..."
Fuuko licks the blood off the bite wound on Elly's neck.
"Nnn..." Ellyja winces weakly.
"Consider yourself warned." The golden eyed girl says before she turns her back to her former partner.
And with her familiar, she disappears into the darkness of night.
Elly and the unconscious TSAB officer were discovered afterwards, needless to say, the mission to retrieve the documents failed.
[A few days later...]
After a successful strike at a museum, Fuuko stood there, feeling the cold wind blow by before leaving to their hideout.
No one even imagined that the hideout was at the caverns in Elphora's mountains near her old home.
By her side, her small familiar, holding on to her affectionately as if they're siblings.
Having both lost people important to them, and in the midst of loneliness, these two found comfort in each other.
But at this silent moment, there was an intruder...
"You sure have a lot of guts to come near me after what happened the other day." Fuuko spoke, not turning around.
From the shadows, the cat familiar approached, "I'm not here to fight."
"Then what are you here for?" Fuuko continued with her back turned to the familiar, but Diva had her eyes on the cat, sticking out her tongue.
Kneeling, the familiar speaks, "I apologize for my behavior the other day."
Fuuko raised an eyebrow, "That's quite a drastic change of character. What's the catch?"
"My master's guardian wishes to speak to you about business, in person."
"Hmph...Is that so?" She turns around.
A small device is shown on her hand, "The dimensional coorditates and location are stored here." and throws it at Fuuko.
Catching it, Fuuko looks at the tiny device, and crushes it in her hand.
"...Are you refusing the invitation?" The cat familiar asks, preserving her composure.
"No need to beat around the bush...lead the way."
"Understood..." She got up, and prepared a dimensional transfer spell for three.
Arriving to an unknown world, Fuuko stood at the gates of an enormous black castle surrounded by a forest.
The familiar signaled the guards to open the gigantic doors and they entered. Inside, a large garden, but the only flowers growing were black roses.
Reaching the front doors, opening seconds later and displaying the ostentatious main lobby.
"Luxurious" was too common a word to define the interior, not only did it look like royalty lived there, but it was backed up by a row of servants on each side to welcome them.
Bowing at the guests, the servants greet them, "Welcome."
Examining the servants as they walked, Fuuko noted they were all female familiars wearing servant's clothes, a maid's uniform.
(Such an amount of familiars...) She thought. (The owner of this place must have a vast amount of mana to support all these...)
"This is only a small fraction of them." The cat familiar spoke, knowing what Fuuko was thinking about.
"Impressive. Are you part of these servants too?"
"In my free time I work as one of them, but I have my own master." She spoke with pride.
"I see." Fuuko paused, "So...what are you called?"
"...Mani." She replied after some hesitation.
Fuuko smirked, "'Moon' huh? How fitting."
"Your praises are meaningless to me..." Mani replied.
After some minutes of walking in long hallways, climbing stairs and more hallways, they arrived to gaudy double doors that obviously led to an important room.
"We're here." Mani stopped in front the doors, pushing them open. "From here on, you go alone."
With the large doors closing behind Fuuko and Diva, they moved onward.
The overly decorated throne room was large, occupying two stories. Judging by how big the castle is and how much they walked, this room is located in the center of it all.
To greet them was small group of servant familiars lined up in front of them, wearing uniforms different from the previous ones, possibly elite.
They bowed in perfect timing, welcomed them in unison and then cleared way.
Looking ahead, there was another set of stairs, and at the end of them a large throne. Sitting on it, a middle-aged woman that reminded her of Precia Testarossa.
Accompanying her were two more females. At her left, a familiar in her early twenties dressed in maid uniform more elaborate than the elite itself...the head maid.
At her right, a small girl with interresting traits: jet-black hair, sapphire-blue eyes. She bore familiar symbols on her forehead and left hand.
On top of her head, two locks of hair bent at the base, making them look like horns, also bat wings above her ears and her back...but she's not a familiar.
She also held in her small arms a strange black book.
"Welcome to my humble home, Alte Burg..." Once the woman recognized her guest, she smiled, "What a lovely coincidence...Fuuko, wasn't it?"
"Not anymore, Professor Laestyl." Yes, Fuuko knew the woman, she was a former colleague of Yuuno at the Archaeologist's Association.
"Same for me, I'm not a Professor anymore...I ran away with a few artifacts after all" She smirks.
"So I heard." Fuuko paused, "So...What talk of this of business?"
"Right to the point, huh?" She shifted her legs, "...How does a partnership sound?"
"In the last 6 months, you have collected some items that are of use to me, and I have some that are of use to you...as well as this." She pointed at the black book next to her.
"...What would that be?"
"The Tome of Nightmares...heard of it?"
A smirk spread across Fuuko's lips, "One of the pieces of a certain puzzle...amazing how you got your hands on it."
"I excavated it several years ago, it's one of the artifacts I ran away with. And if you are aware of it, then you know this is too good an offer to refuse."
Laestyl adds. "Once it's completed, reviving your dead parents is a simple task."
"...So you know of it." Fuuko frowns.
"After 6 months? Even Dr. Scaglietti who is in jail should know of it by now."
"Well, it doesn't matter....I'll take your offer."
"Excellent." She and her small companion smiled at the answer. "We're looking forward to working with you."
"Who's the small one?" Fuuko asked.
"Oh, how rude of me." Laestyl said playfully, "Allow me to introduce you to the Tome of Nightmares' Administrator, the Digger of Graves, Aetla."
"Nice to meet you." The girl smiled impishly as she bowed slightly.
"I see where this is going...and I like it." Fuuko smirked once more.
It seems that in the near future, Fuuko will have a chance to go wild in North Mid-Childa.
[The following day...]
[37th Non-Administrated World, Elphora]
[Shrigg Mountains, Caverns]
After a long negotiation, the alliance formed and a taste of the life waiting them in Alte Burg, Fuuko and Diva returned to their hideout and made preparations to move.
As Diva and some maids packed the hideout's contents in crates, Fuuko was alone in a section deep in the caves...
It was a small room, but for Fuuko, the most important room of all...the place where her parents rested.
Each in a lifepod and perfectly preserved, the couple looked like they were merely sleeping.
Embracing both capsules, the girl rubbed her cheeks on the glass surface.
"Mama, Papa, wait just a little longer. Soon, very soon, I'll bring you back...and then we can be a family again."
Basking in the happiness of her own little world, the girl giggled as her dreams would soon become reality...
...and that's it for WindS-B. Lots of names, revelations, hints and
mentioned, most of them will only appear in WindS-A
(I think I spoiled a bit too much
If you're wondering what Diva-chan looks like, here's it is!
the seiyuu I chose for her is Kitamura Eri who voiced Rin in Kodomo no Jikan, and Yui in Angel Beats! XD
Now with this done, I can go back to BreakerS for some sweet Koji x Maren
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