("Big Brother, the wild gesse are flying south."
"Shun, I hate being in groups.")
Wet all over, Shun returned
to the entrance of Kido Mansion, but unluckily, Tatsumi was there to welcome
guests for Saori.
Inside the broad entrance, Tatsumi presented himself full of sarcastic remarks which was very offensive to the ear, dirty and vulgar, "Shun, what's this? This is rude of a guest! Go to the kitchen entrance! The kitchen entrance!"
Shun quickly bowed and as he went in the direction of the kitchen entrance, he heard Saori's kind voice, "You don't need to do that, Shun. Go up from here and quickly take a shower, please."
"Miss Saori, no! To show this guy such generosity, he will make it a habit and take advantage.", Tatsumi barking like a dog.
Saori continues to ignore all of it, "Even a Saint can not catch a cold, you can't be too careful."
"Thank You, Miss Saori."
"Tatsumi, escort our guest. Bring Shun to the bathroom, please."
"Yes. You don't take my orders anymore?"
"No, none of the sort. Shun, come."
"Tatsumi, Shun is sweating all over. Getting up there is tough. Carry him up, please."
"Ehh! Carry him?"
Tatsumi is clearly blazed up with dramatic Cosmo of refusal. He's really burning. Now, steam is rising from the top of his shaven head.
"Tatsumi...", Saori impatiently urged him. Unwillingly, he consented, and bend down, "Shun, quick, I'll carry you."
"Feel bad, huh?", using words with no indiction of thanks, Shun got on Tatsumi's broad back with no reserve.
Tatsumi didn't mend his ways and gave a speech, "Shun, people forget the thing called humility! Words like giving thanks is already provided by God. Remeber that!"
Even though he was grumbling, he carried Shun down the long corridor. Saori seeing off the two, started to comptemplate the matter of Ikki. (I wonder how it is with Ikki?... Sur, Surely he's not...), Saori's heart is full of anxiety.
While in the shower, Shun again thinks about Ikki, (Big Brother, pulled apart by a fate like a storm, but we are the same beating life. The more withstanding the attack of pain, the more the bonds becomes stronger like the Nebula Chain. Right, Big Brother?)
Said in any which way, Shun is considered the most femini among the Bronze Saints, but, his well built body is like a Greek sculpture. Though he has not seen his Mother's face, he inherited from her delicate skin which in the hot water of the shower returns back to its excellent condition. (No matter what happens, I will believe in Big Brother!)
That night in his bed, Shun
couldn't sleep. (I wonder where is Big Brother now. I wonder does he have
a tidy bed to sleep in? If he didn't go to Death Queen Island in place
of me, his fate would be very different. ....All because of me.... Big
Brother, I'm sorry.)
In Shun's mind, Ikki's face floats away. Shun couldn't wait to jump out of bed. When he opens the window, the sky is full of stars.
"Wahhh... Even in Tokyo you can see these stars? No matter where Big Brother is, he can see these stars for sure. It's like we are seeing it together, always. The stars of Andromeda! Draw our hearts toward you..."
Shun's expression changed suddenly, "This piercing Cosmo...."
In the starlight, Shun got out from the window, and quickly looked around the wide mansion. He is in full concentration.
"Now that Seiya and the others are not here, I must protect Miss Saori as the Andromeda Saint........Over there!"
His eyes are dead above the roof of the Planetarium that was loved by the late Mitsumasa.
In the next moment, Shun jumps above the window, and runs toward the Planetarium. Shun takes a breath. He starts to get suspicious. Shun recognizes the shadows above the Planetarium. Shun's forehead starts to sweat.
"Th, That is... Phoenix Cloth! Im, impossible...!"
Shun's heart is like a leave being tossed about by the turbulent sea,(How come? Cosmo full of evil... No, Cosmo like a mass of hatred. Wha, what's happened to Big Brother...?)
Shun can't believe it. Just today, Ikki said that he would always risk his life to protect Athena. Now that he would burn with such a high, powerful evil Cosmo...
"Big Brother, please stop joking."
But, the shadow on the roof is silent and not talking.
"What is it?"
"...", only the piercing Cosmo, it is still challenging Shun's whole body. Immediately, Shun's breathing is disturbed but he pays close attention.
The Phoenix on the roof opens his right hand. At once, 4 shadows gathered from somewhere, lined up like rivets in the form of a fan, "Im, Impossible... That's Andromeda Cloth. Pegasus, Dragon, Cygnus Cloth, too. Oh! Really!! They are Dark Saints!"[Ankoku Translates to 'Darkness' In the manga, Masami used the kanji Ankoku along with the Katakana Burakku which is 'Black']
At last, Dark Phoenix opens his mounth, "Aha ha ha... Shun, it seems you finally noticed. Instead of your Big Brother, Phoenix Ikki, the New Dark Cloth is orgianized by me, Dark Phoenix!"
"Dark Phoenix...", Shun's hand is soaked with sweat.
"That's right! Ikki who should've died in Death Queen Island! This time, we have come all this way to send him to the nether world. Where's Ikki!?"
"Too bad, Big Brother is not here."
"Just today, we separated in the thunderstorm."
"Uhmm... Okay then. We will make you the blood offering then!"
Dark Phoenix again opens his right hand to signal. The 4 shadows at once sprang in the air, immediately Shun is surrounded, "..."
Shun is not wearing his Andromeda Cloth. As long as the Cloth is worn, Andromeda's proud chains, famous for its impregnable defensive net, can quickly cope with anything. Even an ant can't enter the strong laid front. But... a criticial situation is approaching Shun.
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