Chapter 2: Accusations Kuon-sama, whats the meaning of this? I heard one of the healing men ask. I do not know what you mean. Those creatures killed him! I replied to the man who accused me of such. What creatures? I saw it myself. The room became dark, and you stabbed him right through the chest! You killed him! You killed emperor Kyojin! The man yelled back in hatred. Wait, I thought to myself, The very first creature I killed must be what he is talking about, but why would he think of that thing as the emperor? It looked nothing like him, and for that reason, how could he have seen it from a far distance with the room so dimly lit? Are you sure that was emperor Kyojin? There was an ambush of monsters in that very room. Didnt you notice the three creatures there? I asked him.
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. I understand, I replie