Kyy sits around the abandoned house he camps at when a couple of guys burst in, maybe 11 or 12 years old. "Kyy-sama, Kyy-sama! We gatta go! The Shadow is here!" Kyy puts his beer down. "What?!" The boys nod. "Yeah, go look!" He stands up and goes to a window and peeks out. Just as the boys had said, figures of pure darkness were outside, killing innocents and destroying buildings. "Boys, I need you to do something for me." The boys nod. "Anything." Kyy sighs. "Can you get me my book? The one I always told you never to touch." They run around before one climbs on the other's shoulder and grabs a book from a high shelf. "Here you go!" Kyy smiles halfheartedly. "Thank you boys. Remember when I told you I'd name you when I was ready to consider you my kids?" They nod. "Well, Shaiko..." He nods at the older one, "...and Kryl. I need you to find the safest place you can. Get far, far away from here." "But..." "No buts. I don't think I can protect you this time. I may not even be able to protect myself." The noys nod, tears in their eyes. "O-okay... Papa." "Shaiko, take good care of your brother for me, okay? I'll find you when this is all over." The boys run out. Kyy grabs his blades and spear before leaving as well. Shion heard the screams from the woods. "Hmm? That sounds like it's coming from the capital." She grabs her bow, quiver, and knives before rushing towards the noise.