Hitori was ready to take on the world. He might have had a difficult (and lonely) tenure at the Nova Mercenary Academy (thanks to his relation to the infamous Maia Seishin), but that didn't stop him from putting together a great team, and even having a bit of fun in the process. All that's left is the final exams--a few written tests and a quick mission in the field--and he'll be ready for a quiet, but satisfying career as a mercenary. If only the school hadn't just shackled him with this total novice.
Elvira Valentine was totally out of her element. She couldn't say her life had been a very good one, but it had at least been quiet. Now she found herself thrust into the fast paced and dangerous world of a mercenary. She might have been granted a special power to boost her along, but that was a far cry from having any idea what she was supposed to do with it.
Meanwhile, powerful forces move in the shadows, spiraling ever closer into a conflict that could upend the very fabric of their world.
Also posted on RR. I initially intended to just add a few chapters here, because I was only putting it up so a SH member could more easily give feedback. I changed my mind though, and decided to upload it all here too. There were some formatting things I thought could be improved, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. (Also, shh, don't tell RR, but I'm actually going to put the whole thing on here right away, so you'll have the finished story before they do.)