Warning: Vamoe Hunter Lumen may contain scenes of graphic sexual situations. It is suggested for readers 18+ only. Though to be fair, at least a couple 16-17 year olds had the chance to read the original.
Episode 5: Refractory (85%)
Preview: With Umbra gone, Lumen brings Tir with him to the Topaz Temple, where he is reunited with Celia and receives his father’s knife.
Lumen: It should be somewhere around here…
Tir: Don’t tell me you’re lost?!
Lumen: I haven’t been here in almost three years, gimme a break!
Tir: Ohh… How tragic. Vampire Princess Tir is robbed of her immortality, raped, starved and brought to the middle of nowhere by a corrupt Holy Warrior, left to die!
Lumen: Stop with the crazy ideas!
Celia: Hm? That voice sounds familiar…
Tir: Ah! Someone’s here!
Lumen: Hey, that’s… Sister Celia?
Lumen: LUMEN! It’s Lumen now, remember?
Celia: Oh yes, of course. Lumen it is. Aha… khm…
Lumen: Hey, you’re laughing, aren’t you?
Celia: Heh… N-no… fufu… Bwahahahahaha, sorry! Hahahaha!!!
This is Sister Celia. As you should be able to tell, she’s with the chruch. We used to live together for ten years and as a result… she just doesn’t take me seriously as a Holy Warrior.
Celia: The church is just this way.
Tir: You call this a church?
Celia: It’s mostly used to train Holy Warriors. It’s not like we hold public mass here. So who are you?
Tir: My name’s Tir.
Lumen: Sorry to bother you, but can I ask you to let her live here for a while? She has no home or anything.
Tir: I have a home, it’s just burned.
Celia: Sure, we have plenty of room and food.
Lumen: Hey… where is everyone?
Celia: All the Holy Warriors have left to the Alexandrite Forest.
Celia: There’s been some major demon activity lately. But they should be back tomorrow.
Lumen: More activity, huh?
Celia: By the way… where’s your partner?
Lumen We kinda… had a bit of a falling out.
Tir: She left his sorry ass!
Lumen: Shut it!
Celia: I see. Well, Tir, let’s get you cleaned up and into a habit.
Tir: What kind of habit?
Celia: Clothing, of course. If you want to live here, you’ll be part of the church.
Tir: Wha? But I don’t… waaa!!
As Celia dragged Tir off, I decided I’d head to my old room.
Lumen: Still in the same condition I left it in. Except… does she clean it every day? Huh. Oh well. Let’s see if I left any runes in here.
After ten minutes of raiding, I turned up absolutely nothing.
Lumen: Damn, nothing here…
Celia: Looking for something? Something important?
Lumen N-no, nothing…
Celia: Is that so…
Lumen: Hey… about my room…
Celia: Ah… uhm… lunch is ready now.
Lumen: Oh… okay…
Tir: Hmm… not very tasty, but filling.
Celia: Well excuse me!
Lumen: It’s really good for the kind of food they serve here.
Lumen: No problem!
After lunch, I decided I’d check out my old training grounds. It looked like just an ordinary mountaintop, but the place has a high concentration of Holy Mana.
Young Lumen: Haa! Banish! *poof*
Father Rougent: Hahaha! You won’t get anywhere like that! Even with a rune, you can’t use Banish if you don’t know the basics!
Young Lumen: I can do it! BANIIIIIIISH!
*fires a shot*
Father Rougent: Hmph. Mana discharge.
Young Lumen: Ha! That did it!
Father Rougent: All you did was put more mana into it. A regular Banish spell should use much less mana.
Young Lumen: So?
Father Rougent: With the amount of mana you used, you could have used a stronger spell.
Young Lumen: Like what?
Father Rougent: Purity becomes a piercing rage against sinners… Spire Light!
*A spire of light erupts from Father Rougent*
Young Lumen: Wh-whoa… but I can do that too!
Lumen: Purity turns to rage! Become a piercing blade to purge all sins! Tower Light!
*The mana Lumen gathered ignites in his body and he collapses*
Celia: There you go again, trying to cast spells you can’t handle.
Celia: Not to mention you got all the words wrong.
Lumen: I was trying to make my own spell.
Celia: try mastering the spell you’re ripping off of first.
Lumen: Hmph. Hey… where am I?
Celia: My room.
Celia: Lumen… Why did you come here?
Lumen: I need runes. Runic equipment. I broke all of mine.
Celia: ALL of it?
Celia: *sigh* Sounds to me like you could still use some training. Why don’t you stay here for a while? It’ll be like the old days.
Lumen: Thanks, but no thanks. I’m going to make it on my own! I will! That’s why I left!
Celia: Hey… don’t lie. You were never on your own. And… you don’t know how sad it is being alone…
Celia: I… I really missed you, you know?
Lumen: Celia… I… really missed you, too.
Celia: You’re just saying that. When you first arrived, you didn’t act any differently even though we haven’t seen each other in three years.
Lumen: Just because I didn’t do anything that doesn’t change the fact, Celia!
Celia: L-let go… you aren’t serious about me…
Lumen: You’re serious about me, aren’t you?
Lumen: Then I’ll show you how serious I am.
Celia: Br… Lumen… Do you… do this… with anyone?
Lumen: You’re the first that was never a vampire.
Celia: You… really haven’t changed.
Lumen: I guess not… Wait, what does that mean?
Celia: Heh heh, but I don’t care. I know it isn’t right, but please… do with me whatever you wish.
Celia: I’m feeling a bit selfish… I don’t like that you’ve done this with so many… but I like even less the fact that you haven’t done it with me. Take me…
*This sex scene is missing from the notebook… Kind of a shame*
Lumen: Celia… I…
Celia put her finger to my lips.
Celia: Thank you, but please don’t lie to yourself. You’ve grown a little, but for the most part you’re still very much the same…
Celia: That’s why… I think you should find your partner and make up with her.
Lumen: Why should I? I can get along fine without her. Heck, I forgot why we were even traveling together in the first place.
Celia: That’s probably the reason she left. Maybe you should try to remember.
Lumen: Hey, what are you…
Celia: Take these.
Lumen: Huh? A knife… a pendant… and a ring… Runic equipment?
Celia: The pendant is a warp rune. The knife belonged to your father and has several runes carved in it. One of them is a Light Spear rune… I know it’s tempting, but use it only for emergencies. As for the ring… it has a special spell I wish I could master.
Lumen: It looks so simple… but I don’t recognize… such a strange rune… how do you activate it? What does it do?
Celia: I thought you’d know that! You made it!
Lumen: I did? I dn’t remember ever being able to make a working rune…
Celia: But… ugh. You really don’t have a good memory, do you? Well, just wear it and maybe it’ll come to you.
Lumen: Alright. I will. Thanks.
After a light breakfast, I packed as many supplies as I could and set off.
Lumen: I’m off!
Tir: … Bye.
Celia: Please, visit again, and don’t wait three years next time.
Lumen: Let me draw a warp circle here then.
Celia: We’re not letting you draw a demon art in a holy area!
Lumen: See you when I see you then. WARP!