Author’s note: This story takes place after the first game and before
Angelique Collet and Rachel Hart come. (I think that’s "Angelique
2", if my memory serves me right.) So, only the 9 guardians are
Even though I’ve played the SNES Angelique, I’m getting most of my
information from Marfisa’s site. I’m sure all of it is accurate. But
in case, go easy on me. :)
Translucent Winged Angel
Chapter 1: "The Image in the Crystal"
The Guardian of peace-bringing Darkness, Clavis, sat in his dark office
his equally dark mansion. The room itself was sparsely furnished, only
containing a cherry oak desk, a chair, and the several torches that lit
room. A strange air of calm had settled over the room. No sound could
heard except for the crackling of the torches.
This was how Clavis liked it. He welcomed the silence. Especially
days. The latest Queen Examination had ended a few weeks prior. The
haired candidate, Angelique, was selected and crowned. The other
the violet haired Rosalia, in turn became her aide. Though he
learned to enjoy their company, he was glad he would no longer have to
with people coming into his office everyday. And he could enjoy his
off in peace, doing whatever he pleased, like today.
Clavis spent most of his time alone gazing into the focal point of the
his crystal ball. It allowed him to view the happenings of the outside
world without him actually having to go out. Usually it showed him
and events from the planets of the Mother Star System. But today, it
him something very unusual.
Swirling within the navy mist of the crystal was the image of a two
house. There was nothing unusual about it at first glance. Its
architecture and design was similar to that of the houses of commoners
the other planets in the system. It was a sort of cream color with
shingles and shutters on its glass windows. A few trees and decorative
bushes dotted the property. All in all, a completely normal house.
What was unusual the scene was not the house itself, but the plants
it and sky above it. Even though he wasn’t the Guardian of Green,
knew none of the plants were indigenous to any of the planets of the
Star System. The stars in the sky were arranged in unfamiliar
forming unfamiliar constellations.
There was also the tall-tale, bright red star in the corner of the
A moment in one of the windows on the top floor of the house stirred
attention. Slowly, the glass pane lifted, leaving a dark, gaping
leading into the house. A small dark figure exited through the
its hand was a tiny object emitting a small white beam of light. Which
Clavis assumed to be a flashlight. The figured turned and shut the
behind it and began to scoot its way to the edge of the roof. When it
reached the edge, it shined its flashlight on the tree next to the
It disregarded the red star. Which seemed to be growing larger...
After a moment of deliberation, the figure turned off the flashlight,
pocketed it, and pulled itself onto the tree. It climbed down a little
ways, then stopped. A large object on its back shifted and dropped
to the ground. The figure then jumped down after it.
All the while, the red star continued to grow larger...
The figure picked up the object it had dropped and lifted it onto its
Then ran away from the house until it was out of sight. It stopped in
of a streetlight. There, Clavis was able to get a better look at the
It was a girl, or at least he thought it was. The baggy sweatshirt and
jeans she was wearing hid any indication of what gender she was. The
thing that indicated that it she was a girl was her feminine facial
features. (Well, except for the overly bushy eyebrows.) Her hair,
was held back in a bun, and her eyes were both dark, and her skin was
Slung over her shoulder was a large backpack. She looked to be about
years old. The same age as Randy.
Clavis’ eyebrow raised. ‘What an ugly girl.’ He thought, ‘Olivie-sama
take one look at her and have a seizure.’
The image in the crystal ball started to take on a red tint. The girl
looked up at the sky. A look of terror painted itself onto her face.
was looking at the red star, which had now grown into a large ball of
that illuminated the whole sky. ‘A meteorite’ Clavis thought, ‘What a
The girl panicked and looked around, as if trying to find a place to
Finally, seeing no other option, she crouched down, pulled her legs
her body, rested her chin on her knees, shut her eyes, and waited.
But the end never came for her. Unknowns to her, a light began to emit
her hand. As it grew brighter, Clavis could see the faint outline of
similar to those of her Majesty’s on her back. Eventually, the light
engulfed the entire image and flooded Clavis’ office with a blinding
After it finally faded, Clavis uncovered his eyes to find only mist
the image was.
‘...’ Before Clavis could reflect on what had just happened, a loud
thunder sounded outside and radiated throughout his mansion.
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