Hello everyone! This is my first story on here, and I'm new here. Read and enjoy!
Update: Hey guys, this story is officially placed under construction until further notice. I haven't been updating on this story for a while, since I'm working on other stories and whatnot. I just so happened to re-read this and caught so many mistakes. In my opinion, I think this story could use a bit editing. Some things will be added here and there, some things will probably change before I continue on with this story.
(M.A.O.S Gardenia Base)
It was a hazy morning at the military base. Soldiers moved on about, carrying on their drills and duties. Two figures, male and female, walked through the mist and into the main building. After walking down long corridors and turning corners, they reached their destination. A guard approached the two, nodded at their presence and stepped aside, allowing them to enter the vault. Once the soldiers were inside the private room, the young woman began fumbling through manila folders. Ebony hair flowed down from her shoulders. Her amethyst eyes shimmered as she looked around. Files and cabinets towered over her and her superior.
"We've looked around, and still, nothing," she spoke, grabbing a random file. "Wouldn't the general be furious if we didn't at least start the operation?"
Her superior, Commander Keaton ran a free hand through his blonde hair. "Of course, but you don't need to worry about that, Ayuna. I know where to start." A sly grin crept on his face as he grabbed a long, orange envelope and opened it. Its contents were pictures of a high school and students.
Ayuna raised an eyebrow. That place seemed familiar to her. "A school? What are you getting at?"
The grin persisted." Not just any school," he responded, "Ashwood Academy is an international academy for the gifted. The principal knows a thing or two…you see, she has connections." Pulling out six folders, he continued. "And these students are potential informants. Keep an eye on them." He gave her one of the folders. "Especially this one."
Ayuna grabbed the folder and widened her eyes. "But, why? Commander, why does she have to be involved in this?"
"Ayuna," Commander Keaton started, "how could it be that she possesses the very thing that is essential to our mission?"
Ayuna's heart skipped a beat. If he were to find out the truth, then no telling what they might do to her. She didn't mind being stripped of her rank, but to commit a crime serious as this… "I…I don't know, Commander. Maybe it was given to her by chance?"
"By chance?" he asked, slightly confused. "You think things like this happen by chance?"
"I believe so, Commander," Ayuna answered. "She has no idea what power that crystal possesses. Look," She pointed at the blue crystal hanging around the girl's neck in the picture, "she is wearing it as a mere necklace."
"Hm. Even so, she and anyone involved with her must be taken in for questioning, especially her. I need to know where she got that crystal from." The commander announced. "We will need to enter the Home World soon. Do you think you have enough energy to create a portal?"
Lieutenant Ayuna sighed. "Yes, I do." Personally, she hoped she wouldn't utilize her powers. Ayuna thought of it as a curse. Before she even joined the military, these mysterious powers emerged. She hoped that she'd be able to hide them from everyone. However, the founder of the Kuragari forces, the general, Masato Kurahari , saw "major potential" in her. Under the supervision and guidance of the current commander, she trained endlessly, harnessing these powers. Over the years, she grew stronger to participate in the major operation. It was so significant that the operation remained confidential to the public and only people of higher ranks knew the goals. General Masato claimed that with her powers, they could change the world for a better place. Deep down, she was unsure if that was the true reason behind the mission.
She dropped the one that had "Solan, Ayana" printed across it. Their operation would begin today.
Commander Keaton and Lieutenant Ayuna entered a warehouse room serving as a hangar. Multiple subordinates ran around, fixing up on military vehicles and checking up on maintenance of weapons and such. A solder in a white lab coat and a gas mask approached them, saluting.
"Morning, Commander, Lieutenant," he nodded in acknowledgement. "Will you be crossing over to the Home World today?"
"Yes, we will," Keaton answered. "We have some men waiting for us on the other side once we enter the Home World."
"Do you need support in opening a rift, Lieutenant?" the subordinate inquired.
Ayuna was well rested. She figured that she could hold her own this time. "No thank you," she declined.
The subordinate grabbed a communicator. "All personnel stand back, Lieutenant Ayuna is creating a rift! I repeat, all personnel stand back…!"
Ayuna took a deep breath and focused on summoning her accursed powers. She felt a dull throbbing on her right shoulder as her powers flared to life, manifesting as an aura of shimmering golden light around her. Everything looked, felt so surreal, as she could easily change things. She felt the fabric of space, time, and reality itself in her surroundings. With her newfound abilities, it was so easy to tear. With a slashing motion of a hand, Ayuna sliced open the fabric of reality and focused on the point of destination. She wanted to go to the Home World. The rift read her thoughts and an image of a modern-day city appeared. It was morning, just like over here, but she was aware that the time and the date would be different in contrast to the world she and her superior were in. Ayuna looked over to Keaton. He shielded his eyes from the blinding light. Under her protection, he wouldn't be ripped apart by the strong forces of the rift she created.
Opening her blazing, golden eyes, she spoke. "It is time to cross over."
She and Keaton walked into the rift, and it rippled like a stone disturbing still water before mending itself. Traveling between realities felt weird. She couldn't really describe it, but she could see things that the human eye couldn't. Like the flow of time itself, or memories of her own. The environment shifted into their destination. The Home World, also known as Earth.
They were in the United Providences, in Novi Eboraci City. The date was September 20th, year 20XI.
"Where to, Commander?" Ayuna asked, despite of knowing the answer.
"We enter Tera City," was his reply. "From there, we'll go to Ashwood Academy to apprehend our targets."
Ayuna sighed once more. "Yes Commander."
Well this is a short prologue. I'll be updating in a while. Oh, and I'd appreciate it if you would review. I could use some support and some tips to make my writing better.
Update: I've decided to add more to the prologue to make it a bit longer and add a little of background. Reviews are still appreciated.