She sent a cautious look to Azure before stepping towards the door, opening carefully to reveal a middle age woman with dark and a black mark on her shoulders. Elaine's eyes widened as she looked back to Azurius and then back to the woman at the door.
"Yui! Hi!" She smiled at her old teacher. The woman returned the smile, bringing the young girl into a hug, over the little girl's head she sent Azure a look as if to say; Oh, you're still here? When they parted Yui went back to smiling as Elaine lead her through the slight wreckage of their home "I'm sorry it's so messy, we had an.....issue, a few days ago. But it's been resolved."
"Oh I know dear. There isn't much the spirit world doesn't talk about, you know that. They also happened to mention a little trip to Assylum.....?"Yui glowered. Elaine took a step back and smiled sheepishly. "But, lucky for you, that's not why I stopped by."She grabbed Elaine's wrist and lifted the back of her shirt, exposing the black mark on the small of her back but much much smaller than the original. Elaine shrieked and side stepped, Yui releasing her shirt and wrist while Elaine looked down at the floor like a child in trouble. "What the hell were you thinking?! You can't just go handing out that mark like its fucking free candy?! Do you know how much trouble you caused upstairs??" Yui screamed, she used the word upstairs as a reference Heaven and the Holy Armoury. She wasn't yelling at Elaine to be rude, but mainly for the reason that she was afraid that the mark may have had to much power over her.
Elaine looked up, glaring at her old master, "I did what needed to be done. I trust Azure with the mark. And I took it back when he couldn't handle it." She replied in a voice so calm it was almost terrifying. Yui sighed and shook her head. "What am I gonna do with you, kid? Now that idiot angel took away the majority of your mark you can't use your armour anymore. If you want, I can put it back on you...." The older woman said, all seriousness in her eyes. Elaine sent a quick glance to Azurius, bit her lip for a second then nodded. The mark was a part of her. What made her a strong Mage, what helped her fight and what made her stronger every day.
"Okay. Let's do it." Elaine said. Yui looked a bit surprised then smiled, putting one arm around her then looking up at Azurius. "Listen kid. As much as I hate you for putting her through this hell. Dragging her into this angel business of yours and stealing the one thing that made her a Mage, you're gonna wanna be here for this. It's not really ice cream and butterflies to get this thing put on."She said. Elaine tensed at the thought of the last time she had the mark put on. She was little and a lot weaker, she wasn't allowed to pass out because if she didn't fight the init mark, it could take over and kill her. She looked at Azure and gave him a small smile of reassurance.
"I'll be okay."
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