This Is Still Totally Fine
"Shuna~ Don't you wanna spend time with your Grampy ?" Sullivan asked his granddaughter, who was laying face down on her bed. Shuna groaned. Professor Kalego had been riding her so much about catching up, she felt like she was dying. Sullivan had been extra clingy towards Shuna since Iruma had been busy with student council. Both her teacher and her grandpa were killing her and she hadn't been able to hang out with Alice or Clara since they were forced into different Battlers.
She felt a hand on her head. She strained her neck, looking up to see Opera, with a cup of hell-grey tea.
"Here. This will make you feel better." Opera said, sitting it on her nightstand. Shuna just whined in response. Opera looked at Sullivan. "I think it's okay if Shuna misses part of school tomorrow." They said. "I've never seen her like this before."
"My poor sweet granddaughter !" Sullivan cried. "My grandson is away and my granddaughter can't even sit up ! I wish there was something I could do !"
"We can let her take a nap until dinner. I think that's what's best." Opera said. Sullivan sadly agreed, deciding it was best to let her rest.
"There you are Shuna sweetie~ Eat all you want !" Sullivan cooed as Shuna sat at the dinner table, wrapped in her blanket.
"I'm not really hungry Grandpa..." Shuna said softly. "I'm fine with something light, I don't feel like eating a full meal."
"Are you feeling okay ?!?" Sullivan asked. "Opera, get the thermometer !"
"No, no, I'm fine, just-" she was cut off by a yawn. "I'm just really really sleepy... Professor Kalego had me summon a familiar today, then he had me do this obstacle course to decide my demon ranking and the weirdest things happened." She yawned again. "Professor Kalego came through the summoning circle and he started panicking, demanding that I stop the ritual but I didn't know how and he started going off about how this 'wouldn't happen again' after some teachers came in and stopped the ritual now I'm not sure if I even have a familiar so he's gonna force me to take it again but he wants me to use a different parchment paper." She whined. "I think he just loves to bully me..."
"If you want, Young Miss, I can give you one." Opera suggested. "Human-Demon familiar summoning is different than regular demon familiar summoning and I wouldn't mind as long as you don't summon during inopportune moments. Besides, it's only for one year."
"Really ?" Shuna asked, surprised. Opera nodded. They knew exactly what they were doing.
"Now, tell us what happened during the obstacle course." Opera said.
"Hey ! I'm her Grampy ! She should be telling me !" Sullivan protested but his protesting went ignored.
"Well, I almost died first of all since Professor Kalego pushed me into a pit. I was being graded on time and had to get there in at least 30 minutes." Shuna said. "I started walking, almost got eaten, impaled, a whole bunch of other stuff but then Iruma texted me and told me to whistle as loud as I could. I did that, and I got picked up by a giant bird thing that carried me all the way to safety."
"I see..." Opera said quite darkly, their ears flattening.
"But then, when I reached into the ranking owl it started screeching but it didn't give me my rank, it gave me...hold on." she stood up and left the room before coming back... holding a sword?
"What ?!?" Sullivan exclaimed.
"Apparently, Professor Kalego said that this was forged from the stone Cane used to kill Able and the demons took it, making it into this ? It also has the symbol of wrath carved into it. It might be a seal." She said, quite confused, to Sullivan and Opera, who were shocked. "I don't know how it works but Professor Kalego tried to take it from me and it grew a mind of it's own and immediately flew to his throat but I grabbed it and it stopped. Professor Kalego said to take it to you but I got lost on my way to your office and forgot. I just tossed it in my locker until it was time to go home."
"My sweet Shuna, let Grampy see the knife." Sullivan said. Shuna gave it to him. Sullivan started transferring some of his magic energy into the blade, the blade began to grow. "Shuna, you have acquired what is called The Blade of Wrath. This is not a toy. I don't want you getting hurt but it belongs to you now." He said, giving it to her. "Now try some spells, try...La fire."
"Okay then..." Shuna said, holding the sword. "La fire !" She said. Suddenly, the sword was on fire, producing turquoise colored flames. "Wow..." she said.
"I've placed a dial on the bottom handle of the sword, so it's similar to Iruma's ring. There's devil, demon, ifrit and pandora but try to stick to devil or demon unless you're in danger." Sullivan informed. "You can use simple transformation spells to make the sword smaller so it'll be easier to carry around."
Shuna hummed in thought.
"Cherushille." She said. The fire disappeared and the sword shrunk till it was only about the size of a butter knife. "Well, that was interesting. I'm gonna put this in my bag and head to bed. I'll just skip dinner Grampy." She walked out of the room. Sullivan and Opera looked at each other. This could mean trouble but they decided not to speak on it.
"My grandkids worry me sometimes." Sullivan said with a sigh.
"Thanks for the ride to school Grampy." Shuna said, stepping out of the carriage. After getting some sleep, she felt better so she was able to go to school at the regular hours.
"Anything for you Shuna !" Sullivan said. "Have a good day at school !"
Shuna looked at Opera.
"Thanks for the parchment paper Opera." She said, giving them a hug. Opera's ears perked up as they blushed. Shuna walked to the entrance of the school, where she saw Iruma standing with Amerie and the rest of the student council. She glared and approached him.
"O-Oh hey Shuna !" Iruma said, looking at his ticked off sister.
"Some big brother you are !" She said. "Some really cool things have been happening to me and you've been missing out because Millitary Princess and the Snitch Brigade have you playing with them !" She said. "And not that I'm not grateful but Grampy has been wearing me out and if you don't come home soon, I will drag you home."
"Excuse me, you do not address a member of the student council that way-" Johnny said, however, Shuna's glare stopped him.
"And you." She glared up at Amerie. "You separated my friends and my brother into separate Battlers ! I have no Battler yet since I'm still yet to be given a rank but I want them back and when you're done playing this game I expect them back ! Asmodeus won't stop calling my phone crying because Iruma isn't able to answer his texts and Clara's getting restless !"
"I'd advise that you address me with more respect." Amerie said, in a tone that would make anyone flinch but Shuna stood her ground.
"You haven't earned it yet." Shuna said, shooting her a glare as Iruma stood in the middle, completely petrified as people started to gather around to see the stare down.
"Shuna ! Please just go and apologize to Amerie ! You're making a scene !" Imura practically pleaded. Shuna huffed and looked away.
"I'll go. But I'm not apologizing to the princess. Everyone else might be her obedient servants but I'd rather choke than bow down." Shuna said, walking away with a 'hmph'. Iruma sighed.
"I'm so sorry for my sister's behavior. She's just really rough around the edges when it comes to people she doesn't know and she's scary protective." Iruma said. "But if she got to know you like I do, she'd see that you actually have a lot in common."
Amerie didn't answer, she only watched as Shuna walked into the school. She hadn't seen a fiery demeanor like that in a while. With some discipline, she could have some potential. She wondered if she'd have an interest in joining the student council once she gained her rank.
"Hurry up and preform the ritual, we haven't got all day !" Kalego snapped at Shuna, as Shuna was on her way to burn the parchment paper. Kalego and her were the only ones in the class.
"We haven't got all day, meh meh meh. Chill, I'm doing it, Professor Snape." Shuna muttered, mocking her teacher, as the ritual began. The circle opened up and out popped a red catlike creature that was the size of a large tiger or lion. It looked absolutely ferocious until it just yawned and approached Shuna. Shuna recognized that the beast wore a braid in it's main and had red eyes. Shuna approached it, looking it in the eyes.
"Opera... is that you ?" Shuna asked, tilting her head. Kalego visibly flinched.
"You did use my parchment paper, Young Miss." Opera said. Kalego let out a short whimper. Shuna squealed and hugged the beast.
"Oh my gosh, you're so cute !" She said, nuzzling their cheek. "Kitty kitty kitty !"
"This isn't forever, Young Miss. Just for a year. That's why I didn't mind it." Opera said, despite Shuna cuddling him.
"Shuna, call them away !" Kalego yelled. Shuna grinned at Kalego's fear.
"That's my teacher Opera, the mean man who picks on me." Shuna pouted.
"Don't tell them that !" Kalego panicked as Opera glared at him. Shuna giggled until someone burst into the room. It was Sullivan.
"Hey Grampy !" Shuna said, suddenly sweet. "Look, Opera's a kitty now !"
"I was wondering how it would go, since Opera gave you permission to use their parchment." Sullivan said.
"Since I finished all of my stuff, can I get my rank now ?" Shuna asked, ignoring the distraught Kalego.
"Since you didn't pull out a ranking, but finished the course on time and summoned your familiar, I can only give you a ranking as high as Bet." Sullivan said. Shuna nodded as Lord Sullivan summoned a pin, giving it to Shuna to put on her uniform. That's when the lunch bell rang.
"Oh Shuna~ To celebrate, how about you eat lunch with Grampy in his office~ ?" Sullivan asked.
"Sounds great Grampy ! Let me just turn Opera back first then we can all eat lunch ! I'm getting tired of eating alone." Shuna said with a hum, like there was nothing wrong. Kalego's eye twitched.
"IS NOBODY GOING TO QUESTION THIS ?!?"
"Is something wrong, Young Miss ? You haven't touched your lunch or your Hell-Grey Tea." Opera said, watching Shuna pick at her food.
"It's fine, it's just..." Shuna sighed. "I'm glad I have to two to keep me company but I kind of miss eating lunch with Iruma and my friends is all." She said. "That student council princess separated everybody and now I'm just a little lonely is all. I always have trouble making new friends so I don't feel comfortable going outside of my social circle. " she huffed.
"Hopefully Iruma will be done soon... I miss my precious grandson..." Sullivan teared up.
"I miss him too..." Opera said. They all sighed, gloomy.
"I know !" Shuna said. "Shopping trips always make me feel better ! Maybe I can steal Clara and Alice from their battlers and we can all go shopping !" She turned to Sullivan, giving him puppy eyes. "Pwease Grampy ? We can even take the carriage..."
"OF COURSE !" Sullivan said, unable to resist his granddaughters puppy eyes.
"YOU TEXTED AND SAID THIS WAS AN EMERGENCY ?!?" Alice and Clara both shouted, running towards Shuna, panting.
"It is an emergency." Shuna said. "We haven't hug out in forever so I've decided that you're skipping your Battlers and going shopping with me, no ifs ands or buts, now get in the carriage before Princess finds out I stole you." She said. "I was going to try to steal Iruma but she's been glued to his side and she would've came too if I said it was an emergency so you shall suffice."
"You dont have to tell me twice, I'm getting tired of the new magic battler !" Alice said.
"And the game battler is getting boring !" Clara said.
"And besides..." they both said before hugging Shuna. "We missed you too !"
"Alright, alright !" She giggled. "Now get in the carriage before someone sees !"
[Insert Clara's 'Su-Ki-Ma !']
"Hey Misstress Shuna ?" Alice asked as he watched Shuna pick out some dresses.
"Yes, Azz-Azz ?" Shuna asked, too busy putting dresses in Opera's arms to really acknowledge him.
"Something's been bothering me. If your Master Iruma's sister, why didn't you come to family day at the Battler party ?" Alice asked. Shuna and Opera tensed up. "He could've introduced you to us. He never really mentioned you before at all."
"Well Azzy, To tell you the truth..." Shuna said. "I was in a juvenile detention center and Grandpa didn't want anyone to find out that his granddaughter was a juvenile delinquent and bring embarrassment to the family name, so he kept me a secret until I could control myself." She lied. "But now that I'm better, I'm allowed to be seen in public !"
"Oh...I see." Alice said, as he pictured what mighty and ferocious demon the past Shuna had to be to get locked away by Lord Sullivan.
(Imaginary Delinquent Shuna)
Meanwhile, in the corner of the store, Lord Sullivan cried at his grand daughter's word.
"Shuna how could you tell them that ?!? I would never be embarrassed of you !"