"10 more minutes! Our live will be starting soon!"

Loud voices from the outside passed through the walls into the dressing room, a dark room only lit by lights from the mirror. Right in front of the mirror, a young man with gray long hair tied it up in a loose ponytail.

Mismatched eyes of gray and green with black sclera, gazed calmly at its own reflection. Despite his scarred face, he was well dressed up in a black army outfit with a black cape draped over his shoulder.

Let out a deep breath to acknowledge the voice he heard, he mumbled to himself, "With this, it will finally end…"

Knock knock!

"Pardon me, Kazuki. It's me."

Getting up to turn, a taller figure with short swept back raven haired wearing contrasting color of a similar army outfit entered. The raven haired's brown orbs turned around to look with a smile shown on hips lips. "It really suits you sharply, Kazuki."

As the faint blush colored his cheeks, Kazuki returned with a small smile back as well, "I can say the same, Seimei. Like a commander of the army, you'll definitely bring victory to end this war."

Letting out a faint chuckle, Seimei approached towards Kazuki. Within reach, he immediately pulled the smaller figure into his arms and whispered, "Do you really want this, Kazuki…? It is okay, if you want to withdraw."

The warmth enveloping his heart from Seimei, Kazuki knew how much his heart was ready to break and scream. He wanted to scream what his heart desired, to give the answer that could give him a chance to run from this.

But, he knew better than anyone. A part inside him that wanted something different from this. Thus, Kazuki raised his arms up to return the embrace and nodded, "Yeah, for the sake of this world polluted by corrupted noise… For all of us, for him… I have to, Seimei."

"I see… If this is what you want, I'll be with you to achieve this together. The world… Everyone… And for him, too….," Seimei's replied added with a firmer hug given to Kazuki, which was returned the same too.

Buried his head into Seimei's chest, Kazuki thought to himself aloud, "Thinking back, if that day never came, would I have remained ignorant till my death…?"

End of Prologue