The empress sighed as she eased into the living realm. Though she hadn't stepped into the realm in over a dozen centuries she had kept an eye on it watching the stupid denizens trying always to overtake the others. They always seemed to go overboard and try absorbing far too much instead of being happy with what they had. She always was. Though her powers out distanced all others, fear was always a helpful aid when ruling. She smiled as she put on her sunglasses. Her clothes were of the latest 디자인 as her powers allowed her to be so disguised. Catcalls, whistles, and guys walked into signs and walls just looking. But none of them smelled like the one she needed, so she ignored them and kept walking. The smell took her to a diner, but strangely it was time stopped. A powerful spell not just anyone could pull off. She waited till the spell released as stepping through it could cause a body an uncomfortable situation. Going in she was shown a 표, 테이블 near a window.
"I'll take a large cup of coffee and a piece of creme cake." The waitress wrote it down. "You can have anything 당신 want it's on the house." The empress dipped down her glasses. The waitress pointed to the booth that had two men two teens and....No! It couldn't be! Shauni! Shauni was here with the youth she was tracking! She got up and left the 공식 만찬, 저녁 식사 her skin starting to bubble as her anger got out of control. NO! She couldn't let this happen! She had to calm down 또는 she would never get her revenge!
Jamie smelled the hollow when it entered, yet it wasn't attacking. Her father's voice echoed in her ears. "Not every hollow that travels to the living realm is out for blood they simply long to walk among the living. 당신 know your best 프렌즈 are hollows, don't you?" Jamie relaxed and looked at the woman's back as she left. It reminded her of someone, she closed her eyes and blanched. If it was who she thought that hollow would be out for blood...her face fell as she thought over what had been 로스트 that last day. Family. "Excuse me if 당신 don't mind gentlemen, I have somewhere to go." Kego nodded so did Shunshi, but it was Byakuya and Uryu who moved to let her out.
Jamie blushed lightly, what was it about this man? Sure, he stopped her from exploding the whole city for P.B. and it irritated her that even though she had 로스트 her 심장 of hearts her body kept reacting as if it still had one. "Sorry about making 당신 move. I know royalty hates to bow to someone as lowly as I." She smirked as she caught his disapproving frown. "It is a privilege to be in the last of your kinds presents, Soul Smith." He said bowing to her ear. She stiffened and then chuckled. "Of course, but have 당신 ever seen such a lovely one. I mean usually they're old, wrinkled and pinching youngling's cheeks at every opportunity. People are usually 더 많이 scared of that then any powers they actually possess. Would 당신 like me to pinch yours?" She giggled.
Shunshi watched with wonder as the known calm cold distant captain and royal showed interest in the smith.
"Tell me was that dark haired woman actually real 또는 just an illusion of your mind." Jamie smirked. "What is real and what is not is 더 많이 up to 당신 than me. " Shunshi chuckled as he enjoyed the entertainment. Then he merely nodded. Byakuya frowned. He had heard that 더 많이 than once. But where and when.
Jamie ran after the whisp of scent around the building and into talons raking down her face and into her chest. They continued down the front of her trying to gut her. Every pounce of power, every drop of hate tore into Jamie's body. But not one ounce of blood spilled out onto cement.
Not one bone broke through the skin and there was no defense. The smith didn't even try to defend herself. The empress backed away from what should have been a corpse, a bloodied disfigured corpse. Jamie coughed harshly as her throat healed. "You see my brother's curse prohibits me to bleed 또는 die. Em..Em please listen to me."
The empress watched as the smith eased up onto her feet. "I guess I have to because killing 당신 isn't an option."
Jamie laughed and winced as she sat up onto a crate. "Yes, I guess 당신 have to. I never meant for what happened to happen, but it was my fault. I fell in 사랑 and made a promise...I didn't die like I should have. His father did. After that I couldn't face what had happened. Later I went back to see the one I loved, and he was marrying someone else. I cried in front of my brother; he saw what had happened through my tears." The empress frowned and touched the yet healing talon tracks, Shauni did not wince. "Then 당신 are Shauni, the wizard soul smith. The little girl who would blush so much she would light all the candles in my ballroom and amaze all my allies. I didn't know it was you, I just felt the power and all the deaths that 일 and then your brother..." She curled her hands into fists. "He sent me a letter, 의해 드레이크, 드레이 크 from the academy...but not the one that sits in my territory right now." Jamie paled as she thought about the one, she meant. There were 4 schools for mages, each one specific in what they delt in. Each carried their own message creatures specific to their ways. Drakes were used 의해 the Assassin. "Our uncle does he still hold the 제목 of headmaster?" The empress shook her head. "You don't know then." Jamie stilled herself feeling the worst would come from her mouth. "Your grandfather has been dead since almost that day. Your uncle is now the High King." She suddenly studied her. "No. No, he's not. 당신 are. 당신 and your brother have a higher ranking than that of your uncle 의해 your grandfather's will. 당신 are the High 퀸 의해 all rights." Jamie shook her head. "I can't. My curse puts me at limits. I have been without my powers since I was dropped here. Until my child was abducted, I couldn't even levitate 또는 flash step." The empress paled. "You have a child?" Jamie shook her head. "I collected orphans trained them in all I knew, I have many houses in many countries that look to me to lead them. They are my children." The empress leaned against the ally's 벽 and really looked at her. The child had changed in 더 많이 ways than the empress could have ever imagined. "You are not the same child I remember. " Jamie snorted and sneered. "You have no idea what I've been through, my powers suddenly popped when I saw my daughter's bruised and beaten body even though she was mostly healed 의해 the time that bastard brought her around to peruse Voro del Fuego's new empire. 또는 the one he desires to make here, but after seeing me well Pompii just didn't cut it. So, if 당신 see me in a different hair do 또는 in a different school that's why." The empress would have chuckled at the girl being chased 의해 men, but not even hollows were allowed to abuse each other in such ways. "Didn't kill him already?"
Jamie smirked. "Well, when my powers popped, they did kill one bodyguard and I did cut off 3 of his fingers down to the first knuckle. I would have finished him if...if...it's not supposed to happen. I gave my 심장 of hearts away when I was a child right before I failed in my promise. I don't have one to react to a Chosen, but I react as if I do. He stopped my powers dead, at least the destructive ones, but it should not be possible." The empress nodded and thumbed her chin. "I cannot disagree with you, but 당신 are also the first one of the smiths to be blessed with both talents. No one else has ever been born with both smith and wizard powers. Did 당신 ever tell your brother?" Jamie shook her head. "No, I didn't want him to be jealous. But if 당신 said he sent the message to 당신 의해 드레이크, 드레이 크 there would be no way he would ever find out I was at the Magus Mages Academy. "
The empress frowned. "You could be right, but I would check on that. Sometimes even the most secure places tend to become complacent in time. And assassins are crafty and clever how else could they exist still in the other dimensions." Jamie frowned. " But my brother is dead 의해 now. There isn't any way he could still be alive. No one but the Magus had the chrysalis cases, we made sure no one else had them. No one."
The empress frowned and sighed. "Yes, 당신 did but every mage has their talents. I'm not saying your brother was that vile of a person...but people change. Your brother killed everyone to obtain your exit from your own beloved homeland. Have 당신 even made peace with that truth? He was your own twin. 당신 may have had a lot of time on this side of things, but did 당신 give yourself time to see the truth." Jamie stood on her own feet, angrily. "Of course, I have! Haven't I said that he did all of it!" The empress sighed. "Saying it does not say 당신 have accepted any of it. Even if it is the truth which it is, I cannot be lied to, but I can also tell when one is unaccepting of the truth. Even though he said it to you, did it to you, and 당신 say it to those of us around, 당신 can't truly accept it in your heart. For him if he came in here right now and said it was all a dream 당신 would believe him over even his victims. That all 당신 had to do is to close your eyes and have him take 당신 home."
Jamie growled and felt 불, 화재 start to heat up in her veins and then stopped as a shadow came over them. Tall and wild hair blocked the alley's entrance. "Father tell her it's not true!" Renji suddenly was being hugged 의해 Jamie. A new girl was popping out a jaw breaker sucker that colored her lips purple. "Oh, that's not your pop, though he does definitely remind me of him. He's missing that adorable narrow look. That was why I was hoping at one time to marry your brother, but that was a long time ago. So handsome why are 당신 here?" Renji's lips twitched with annoyance. "Jamie, we need to get 당신 out of here there's to many reapers looking for you. If they find out just who the rest of us are we'll all be in trouble."