Noah's Bookman: Aftermath 44. Cleansing with StarsNoah's Bookman: Aftermath 4 by *Leaf-nin
He awoke with a start, scanning the room with one usable eye. He was alive; he could feel his heart beat quickly for a moment but then resume back to a normal pace. He could see his arms in the morning sunlight, star-free. He'd avoided the blood disease and somehow made it back into his own bed.
Now that he thought about it, Lavi knew what prevented the disease. It was blatantly obvious. The shard of dark matter that had embedded itself in his right arm, it was a piece of the same material which made akuma. Akuma and Noah alike were immune to the blood disease, but humans weren't. Somehow the shard had to prevent the spread of the disease and saved his life once again. He could continue, but for how long? The Exorcist would probably blab that she'd seen Lavi very much alive and the Vatican would no doubt be at his throat again, compromising his records.
"It's good to see you're awake."
Lavi shot quickly out of bed, surprised by the voic
Noah's Bookman Aftermath 33: Shadows of the PastNoah's Bookman Aftermath 3 by *Leaf-nin
It was a rotund thing, floating in the air, hovering above the girls who cried as they pressed themselves against the wall. The akuma was young, unevolved, and hungry. It was a surprising sight to see, since the Earl was long-since dead. But if someone had carried on the Dawn Goddess legend, it was possible another Earl had somehow manifested. Or maybe it was that traitor Nea coming back from the dead.
Whatever the case, there one was, floating before them. Normally Lavi wouldn't have cared, letting the Akuma eat to its heart's content, watching it evolve. Yet right now, that akuma was about to eat his resources, the people who knew the local legends. He couldn't have that. Not to mention a show of strength would gain their trust.
"Hey!" Lavi shouted at it. The akuma ball turned to face the redhead.
"What're you doing?" Ronald quickly protested, worry lacing his voice
Lavi waved the cobbler off, stepping out to approach the akuma. He reached for t