Story Title: The Secret of the Bluemooon GemstoneAuthor: darkfoxChapter: 4 - I.Summary: Cross Academy. A boarding school where vampires and humans can coexist. Yuki Kurosu and Zero Kiryu, acting guardians of the school now have a new partner... Kiren. Who is this mysterious girl? Will she be accepted by Kiryu, Yuki, and the Night Class?The chapter here is featured as a flashback. In the previous chapter Kuroran was beginning to tell the story about how he and his brothers met Kiren. So this will be told as a flashback. The chapter will be entirely in italics. (In this case, it will represent a flashback, but on regular chapters it represents a thought to the character’s self.)Please note that I changed Kuroran’s brother’s names. Gwendel has become Sensetsu, and Soubi has become Sozatsu. This is going to be a four-part chapter, due to length.------------ The sun was out today. The wind sing a mellow tune while it journeyed through the trees, making them dance ever so softly. The little girl with long green hair laughed as she spun round-and-round while the wind brushed past. Soon after her countless spins, the little girl fell to the ground. She laughed. The little girl stared up at the sky, watching the white clouds slowly move by and sometimes change shape. She was in a daze.“Kiren!” someone shouted.The little girl sat up and looked around. She didn’t know where the voice had come from. That is, until, she saw who had called her fall out in front of a bush. Kiren (the little girl) laughed.“That’s not funny Kiren!” said the person who had fallen. They got up and brushed themselves off. This person was also a young child like Kiren, minus the fact that this child was a boy. “I’m sorry, Sadame. It was just really funny, how clumsy you were.” Kiren said, trying to cover up her laughter from the boy (Sadame). Sadame huffed. “I don’t care if you’re my sister or not. It’s still mean to laugh at someone who injured themselves!” He proceeded to pout.Kiren stopped laughing and walked over to Sadame and hugged him. “I’m sorry Sadame. It was mean of me to laugh at your unlucky accident.” Kiren said, hugging Sadame a bit tighter.Sadame blushed, and proceeded to push Kiren off of him and look away.“It’s… alright.” Sadame said. He tried to act tough. Kiren giggled. Sadame then remembered why he ventured out there to find Kiren in the first place. “Kiren,” Sadame began. “Father is coming back home! Rumor has it that he caught several beasts, saving a few villages that were being attacked by them, and a few of those beasts were vampires!”Kiren just stared blankly at Sadame. Sadame then frantically tried to try to cover up his mistake. Kiren hated to hear about their father’s “job”, killing things that people consider ‘monsters’ or ‘beasts’ for a profit which he claimed was just for the good of the people. Kiren, even Sadame, knew otherwise, but they, at least Sadame and their mother, tried to support him the best they could. “But father is coming back today, Kiren. Mother wanted me to find you to let you know that.” Sadame told his sister. Kiren clenched her hands into fists. “He can come back a thousand times, from endless different journeys,” Kiren started to say while standing up. “But I still don’t believe that what he is doing is right.”Sadame then stood up and put his hands on Kiren’s shoulders. “Kiren! Don’t you understand that father’s work is necessary to make sure that everyone stays alive? If he didn’t do what he did, many people would have died! They would be dead Kiren!” Sadame tried to get that concept through to Kiren many times, but never ended up doing so. He usually made her upset, or angry.“Who is he to pass that sort of judgement? Maybe it is us ‘humans’ that are causing a problem for those who ‘aren’t like us’ and they are just trying to take care if it on their end. He has no right to pass judgement when he himself isn’t a normal person either! I mean, Sadame, how often does he hit us? How often does he say that we are bad children? How often does he… does he.” Kiren couldn’t finish her sentence because she was now in tears. Sadame stepped away from Kiren. He felt bad, for making his younger sister cry. She was right, their father constantly beat them, telling them that they were bad children and needed to be disciplined more. He especially beat Kiren, for she was a girl, and that was some sort of vile thing in itself. He hated his father for doing that, but he couldn’t bring himself to stand up against his father; because he knew he would lose that battle in a matter of seconds.“Kiren…” Sadame said, trying to pull his sister in a hug to calm her down. Kiren shoved him off, and walked away from him. “I’ll be home shortly. Please go back Sadame.” Kiren said, not turning around to look at Sadame. “Please, just go back home. Trust me, I will come back home.”Sadame nodded, and ran back through the way that he came. Kiren only turned around once she knew that he was far enough away. “I don’t care what anyone says,” Kiren started to say. “No one would care if I never came back home. Not even mother.” She sniffled. In her heart, this is how she felt. She was hoping that it wasn’t true, but she didn’t know. And the fact that she had uncertainty about this, made her believe that she really didn’t matter to anyone at all.Kiren walked a few paces to her left to the small pond. She sat on her knees and looked into the water. She didn’t see anything extraordinary in there; just a girl with green hair and light golden-brown eyes.“There isn’t anything special about this face.” Kiren said out loud. “Now I understand why father thinks so poorly of me. Maybe, if I was born a pretty girl, he would love me.”Kiren started to cry again. She always tried to be happy, and smile, when she was around her mother, and her brother, so that they wouldn’t worry about her. She hated it when someone worried about her. It wasn’t that she felt it was annoying, but she just didn’t like someone to worry about her, since she felt that she wasn’t really important to worry about. It was silent for a moment. The wind wasn’t blowing, the trees weren’t dancing, and the sun’s bright light seemed to have dimmed a bit. “Excuse me, are you lost?” Kiren shot out of her trance and turned around to see a boy with dark violet hair and pale violet-red eyes. He only looked about a year older than her, and was about 6 inches taller than her too. Kiren scooted away from the boy, who blinked in question.“Do you… can you talk?” the boy asked Kiren. He held out a hand to her, to help her up. Kiren blinked but took the boy’s hand and stood up. “Thank you.” Kiren said. She looked at the boy who smiled.“So you can talk,” the boy said. “Now, are you lost?”“No. I was just trying to avoid going home as long as possible.” Kiren said. She felt that he was someone she could talk to… sort of.“Oh? Why would you want to do that?” the boy asked. Kiren chuckled. “Because I’m weird like that.”The boy looked at Kiren and laughed. “Well, I don’t see anything weird about you. But, if you say that you are then I can’t deny anything.” The boy said. Kiren just stared at him. “I’m Sensetsu. You are?” the boy (Sensetsu) asked. “I’m Kiren, nice to meet you.” Kiren said, with a bright smile.“Well Kiren,” Sensetsu asked. “You might want to start heading back. It gets dangerous when it’s dark out.”Kiren looked around. It had gotten pretty dark, and she hadn’t noticed that. “Would you like me to walk you back?” Sensetsu asked. Kiren nodded. “Alright.” Sensetsu said, taking a hold on her left hand and they walked out of the forest.