Zeno watched, unable to move his body as Yazuki continued his onslaught against the muffin man, thanks to him he broke out of the rage that encompassed his body, the one that would kill, when that aura resurfaced he became the exact opposite of Zeno. Protecting his innocence? Someone in particular had done the exact same thing.
It was a dark and cloudy while the rain poured so hard that it hurt, Zeno was training in forest as a kid aiming to master his magic. He had so much potential, just like his dad use to say, before he left to do THAT. While he would train in the huge forest with many vicious and fierce animals, his mom would reside in the cabin not too far away from the forest, she would encourage him to become a strong mage, but looking like a gentleman was always the number one rule, it was all fun and games for them, until that fateful day where Zeno's life would change for the worse. On the same dark and cloudy day, he decided to go home, and rest for the day, though little did he know his mother was being harassed by some useless scum who had nothing better to do with their hopeless lives, all he remembers was a scream from the cabin and running as fast he could towards it, he kicked open the door to see his mother on the ground being harassed and beat up, "M-Mom!" Zeno yelled as he ran towards his mum, who was also a powerful mage, but was beaten up due to her being sick at the time. Rage began to seep out of Zeno as a demonic aura encompassed him, he began to beat the lowlifes down to the ground, with the intent to kill. "No! Stop! Don't Lose Your Innocence! I will protect it!" His mum cried as tears began to slowly fall down her face, making his aura vanish, the lowlifes soon ran out of the house, leaving a son and a beat up mom. His mother moved her arm up to reveal a gunshot next to her heart, "Son, I love you! Become a strong mage, make your dad proud, you will probably encounter him on your journey. Just know that you are a strong person and you always will be... I...Love you.... My Little Shining Star.." She finished speaking as her voice faded and she became a lifeless body in the hands of her ten year old son. Tears rapidly dropped from Zeno's eyes non-stop "Mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" He screamed at the top of his lungs.
Zeno suddenly broke out of the stun with ease and charged towards Yazuki, "Don't you dare protect my Innocence! First protect your own!" He yelled at Yazuki with passion before throwing a might punch which roared through the forest causing all animals to run the opposite direction from the scene, after being hit by the vicious punch, Yazuki was pelted into the tree knocked out, soon to wake up. Hopefully he recognized Zeno did it for the right reason.
He suddenly fell to the ground peering at the sky while he scanned and tried count as many stars he could see, after all he always did love a shining star, because he was one like his mom always called him one, he wondered what she meant by 'Say the words Shining Star Come Forth! and he will come, use it wisely.' Maybe it had something to do with his dad, he wouldn't know. But right now what he needs to do is become stronger, stronger so that their would be a day were he could stand in equal footing with his dad. "Yazuki, don't the stars look beautiful, am I a Shining Star?" Zeno asked as he put his arm on top his eyes to hide the tears that had managed to seep through the gaps. Maybe Yazuki can teach me, what I have to do, to advance my magic power. More tears began to fall as he moved his arm away from his eyes, too see the beautiful view of the shining stars again. Tch! I'm an idiot! I shouldn't be here crying, I should have a smile, so mom doesn't have to worry. He began to smile as the tears stopped but there was still one drop left that dropped on to the ground and soon after a fierce wind blew past them, You can do it my Shining Star. He heard a gentle voice whisper in the wind, it was his mom.
And with that the tears dried up and a bright infectious smile appeared on his face, I always knew you were there, Mom. He stood up and offered his hand to Yazuki so he could help him up.
Boss : 150 Hp left.