Hitokori, Chapter 1: Prologue It was getting dark in the palace. I watched as many candles were lit, for the celebration of the new year has begun. It was a miraculous sight, as fire was being prepared for tricks and dances. You may ask what I am doing here, and it may seem unreal, but I am the lead guard for the emperor, Kuon. I do not have a last name, for my last name is the same as the person or place I resemble, which is my emperor, Kyojin, named after the tallest mountain in Hitokori. My job is to make sure nobody gets near the emperor without permission, for if anything was to happen to him, our land would go into chaos.
Kuon-sama, I heard Kyojin ask, We are having a meeting with a new clan today. I have a bad feeling about this, but from the letter Ive gotten from them, they seem to have a good sense of honor. As usual, you must make sure nothing happens.
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