《The Legend of the Fox Demon》[The Legend of the Fox Demon] - The Bunny

Aside from that, the group of three was silent until the class ended. They all got up and headed to the cafeteria to eat lunch. It was Leos first time there yesterday and Fausts first time that day. Luke guided them and they quickly got their food and sat down. It wasn any special but had all the nutrients needed.

They ate their food in silence as Leo read a timeworn book for the duration of lunch and Faust didn want to disturb him. Luke watched Leo read at a lightning pace that slightly shocked him.

He asked Faust with a whisper, ”Do you know what hes reading, theres nothing on the cover. ”

”Nope, why don you ask him? ” Faust responded with a whisper.

Luke glared at Faust. The reason why he didn ask was because Leo seemed completely absorbed in his book and when that was disturbed, he looked upset before reading again. After getting clobbered by Leo, they both decided to sit in silence rather than incurring his wrath again.

And so, lunch quickly ended with only whispers around Leo. In that time Luke slightly opened up from his shell around the two, despite being knocked out by one of them just earlier in the day.

It was the first time Leo went to his last class which was Combat Tactics and Theory, in the class they learned what to do in fights. The class itself was incredibly boring and the teacher was quite literally duller than a wall of bricks. Leo honestly thought so, the teacher just read from a textbook and had no personality.

According to the teacher, they were just a permanent sub until they found someone suitable as the last teacher literally lost their head. They were shot in the face whilst out on a mission. It gave many of the students a reality check, but most would forget this in less than a weeks time.

After the class finished Leo got up and went to his dorm. Inside was just the royal he hit earlier. Leo went to the bed he previously sat in a week prior and laid down. Their squads hadn been assigned yet, but Leo imagined they would be once they delved into soul realms.

”Whyd you stop the fight? ” The royal asked, not looking up from their tablet.

”Because it couldve ended much earlier. ” Leo answered, not looking up from his book.

”… ”

”… ”

The room got quiet once more and Leo closed his book. He opened his backpack taking out his art supplies. He pulled out paint and some brushes, his sketchbook, a very paint-stained cup, and an old mechanical pencil.

He flipped to a new page and started scribbling away, afterwards he got up and filled the cup with water. Eventually he started painting on top of the sketch. After a few hours his hand was getting tired, so he put the brush down and left the book open to let the paint dry.

Leo got out of his bed and stretched. The royal looked at him and ask with a genuine curiosity, ”Why do you enjoy that stuff? ”

”Painting? ”

”Yeah. ”

”Helps me calm down, although I admit sometimes it just makes me angrier. ”

”Is that the only reason? Why don you just play a game or something? ” He tilted his tablet towards Leo revealing a platforming game.

”Different strokes for different folks I guess. ”

”I see… ”

”Oh, is there a third here or is it just us two? ”

”Just us. ”

”Hmm… Alright. ”

Leo didn bother asking their name, just as the royal didn bother asking for his, although the royal already caught it in Ethans class on the first day.

Leo decided to get some fresh air and so he left the dorm. As he left the royal got up to use the bathroom. As he passed by Leos bed, he looked at what Leo had painted. He was decently surprised as it was the area outside and the painting was flooded with crows. The royal looked through the window next to Leos bed and noticed it matched up pretty well with his art. There was an exception with that though as outside he only noticed two or three crows pecking at the ground. The royal thought the painting was uncanny and slightly shuddered as he finally left to the bathroom.

Outside the dorm Leo walked around peacefully taking in the fresh air and the atmosphere of the forest surrounding him. The sun was setting so it gave the area around Leo a pleasant warm vibe. He saw a crow fly by, and he decided to follow it, he didn really have anything better to do. He didn use his phone for much, instead just using it to talk with John when necessary.

Eventually he reached the forests edge, and it was practically like looking into a void as it was covered by the shadows. The trees to his right and left helped develop Leos perception of it being a void. The trees had thick ivy and moss covering them funneling Leos focus to the center, where he stood, where there was a strange lack of vegetation besides the large trees that surrounded the entrance.

He had seen the crow fly somewhere in that void but quickly lost