Heroine tasuke sugite sekai ga little mokushiroku?!? (as in I Save Too Many Heroines the World Ends Up in a Little Apocalypse?!?)
Pet project of mine. Let’s see how long I can keep it up.
Prologue 01 Ootomo Satsuki
The great magic of Shinra.
Rumours have abounded among magicians about this secret magic from ages past.
It is said that every single thing in the world has been chronicled inside the Akashic Record.
If it really did exist, it was told that this magic can spell the worlds survival or it’s doom, and possibly rule over the world.
The great magic of Shinra has been passed down secretly from generation to generation in a certain tribe of magicians, which appears to really exist…
Inside that tribe which had continuously protected the great magic was a young girl who was now very troubled. Her name, Ootomosa Satsuki. The next day, she was turning sixteen.
To her tribe, the coming of age at sixteen was an exceedingly important event.
In order to maintain the bloodline of this special tribe of magicians which continued to pass down the great magic of Shinra till now, there was a certain fail-safe.
The contract of Shinra, so it was called.
If a person were to exchange kisses with the lips of Satsuki, who was the contractor, he will be her partner for life.
Bluntly put, it was something put there to make sure that descendants always remained.
What, is it that easy? Well, how to not let others get it so easily was the big problem.
Since that same person to whom that exchange happens will be able to use the great magic of Shinra Satsuki possesses as well.
That why this important magic contract may only be exchanged when the holder turns sixteen.
As afore mentioned, the great magic of Shinra was a double-edged sword.
No matter the era, bad fellows wanting to use the magic of Shinra for their evil deeds were always present.
To keep the magic away from such men, Satsuki’s tribe have for thousands of years disguised and concealed themselves, hiding away the truth about themselves.
However their cover was broken recently and the great magic of Shinra’s location got pried out by a certain man.
His name was Messiah Candystraps. The strongest mage in the world.
With a enormous capacity for magic power, both his monstrous power and knowledge are only matched by his equally immense greed, he announced himself the strongest man. Letting him have the magic can’t possibly lead to anything good.
Her parents went to fight him in order to protect both their daughter and the magic.
However it accomplished little but to buy them some time.
She herself had memorised many magic for escaping, like teleportation and flying magic, but because of the vast difference in her own and Messiah’s aggregate magic power, she had no choice other than to run. Even though she was better with her technique, she can’t win just by continuing to escape. Two to three days would have been her limit anyway.
When Satsuki’s parents gave birth to her, they handed down everything about the great magic of Shinra to her as well. So the only person capable of accessing the Akashic Records was her alone. The possible partner for he contract was only one. There was no mistake that to obtain that magic, Messiah would use any means within his power and there was no lack of ways to try for him.
The only choice she had was to complete the contract with somebody else before he reaches her.
Without realising that tears were coming out, Satsuki wiped her eyes.
If it were possible, she wanted to fall in love. Walk together holding hands, bring up tender love, confess to each other little secrets; all these things she wanted to do with ‘him.’
However time permits not. Messiah waits not.
Satsuki started writing a letter… carefully as to not stain the paper with her tears.
(If I knew this was going to happen, I should have confessed in middle school.)
While thinking those thoughts, she let her pen run. Again and again the words were imprinted, and at the same time new paper was prepared…
At the crack of dawn, the letter was finally complete, and Satsuki wrote ‘his’ name on the envelope.
Note: The Shinra here is comprised of the kanji 森羅 (shin ra) from the phrase 森羅万象 (shin ra ban shou) which means all of creation. However Shinra on it’s own is also a person’s name. The author probably intends it to have that double meaning.