Nisus, a mysterious young man of unknown origin, appeared in a forest near a village. He had a strange vision about a girl unknown to him as he saw the village and he decided to make his way to the village to find some answers.
He wandered into the village alone, the streets were rather filled for a village this size. There was a buzz on the street as soon as he entered.
"Hey did you see that guy?"
"Yea! He's rather good looking isn't he? But such an odd sense of dressing."
Nisus started to feel weary while overhearing some comments. “What’s wrong with my clothes?” He thought to himself as he looked down at his sleeveless white shirt, navy blue collared vest and black leather cargos which have been folded up to knee level. “Or could it be my boots?” He thought as he lifted his left feet to look his black leather boots and socks which have been pulled up to the bottom of his calves. The girls who were just then giggled to each other. Embarrassed, Nisus quickly walked away from them.
"Oh! By the way, did you see that shooting star last night? It was unusually bright."
"Are you sure that was it? It seemed like it landed close to the village."
He went around asking the locals about his current location. They were rather friendly to him, but he just didn't know what to ask to find the answers he needed.
Nisus was walking down a deserted alley when suddenly, his head started to spin again and his vision was blurred. As he tried to pull himself together he saw two women swaggering towards him. He staggered over to a nearby tap and washed his face. His head began to clear as well as his vision. He immediately looked around and strange enough he saw no one.
"I could have sworn I saw..."
Just as he said those words, he saw two women turning round the corner into the street he was on. Both of them were very beautiful and well developed. They spotted him and giggled as they started to strut towards him in a very sexy manner.
"Wait didn't I see this just now?..." Nisus thought to himself.
"Why aren't you a cutie!" the brunette one commented.
"You look like you're in need of some services!" the red haired one said as she laughed.
"H.. Hold on just a minute!" Nisus retaliated as the two women went around him, each grabbing one of his arms.
The women were surprisingly forceful and towed him off towards a corner house in the next street.
That night, Nisus woke up on a bed lying on his stomach, he got up bewildered and looked around. There were giggles behind him. He turned around and gasped.
"What did you two do???" he quickly exclaimed.
"Oh nothing~!" the brunette said.
"All we did was felt you. All. Over!" the redhead cheekily said.
Nisus sat there in shock as he stared at the two. He then frantically got up and went searching for his top which was removed from him as he continued to glance wearily at them from time to time.
"Alright I think we scared him enough." the brunette said with a giggle "All we did was give you a full body massage."
"You knocked out the moment we pressed hard on your back. Your reaction was priceless!" the redhead teased.
The brunette smiled at Nisus' relieved look and the redhead went to retrieve his top. He quickly put his top back on as soon as the redhead threw it at him and he headed straight for the door.
"Now hold it for a sec…" the brunette said as she confronted him. "You have to pay."
"We worked you good you know? You were so tensed and now you looked much relaxed! And it's all thanks to us!" the redhead chirped.
Nisus stared at them once more as he searched his pockets and revealed to the two that they were empty. The two women glared at him as he made the excuse that he was forced into receiving treatment. They both shook their head both in disappointment and regret.
"If you haven't got a single coin on you then we have no choice. You'll have to work in our bar downstairs until earn enough to pay back." The brunette said exasperatedly.
"But to be fair, we'll give you a sweet discount! Fifty coins are all you need to pay us back!"
Nisus pressed his fingers against his head and sighed. He had no other way but to agree and work for them.
"Hurry up now!"
"Hang on! Sheesh! I need to make sure I'm prepared!"
Lisanna, now the chosen one, is preparing to leave on a very long journey.
"But you don't need all that stuff! Now come on we got a world to cleanse!"
Lisanna dragged her luggage down the steps, one step at a time, making a loud thud with every landing.
"Gosh Alicia you're so noisy... And kinda bossy. Can't you just be your normal self when you're around with me? We've known each other for so long!" She rolled her blue eyes at Alicia.
Alicia folded her arms and sighed. "Well at least it's a miracle that you agreed to go on this journey." she said under her breath.
"Did you say something?"
"Oh! No, it's nothing!" Alicia quickly replied to avoid any misunderstanding.
Alicia looked away as she recalled the events of the day before, remembering the strange turn of events which led her to discover that her own best friend would be the chosen one. Without any reason or clue, she and her best friend will just have to accept their fate as all she could do was a smile as she watched Lisanna continue to drag her things down the stairs.
She let out a sigh. "As long as all goes well" She put her hands together as if she was praying.
"Lisanna, are you sure you need to bring all those stuff? And that luggage is so bulky! Come on, use this instead." Lisanna's mother said as she held out a rather sizable backpack. "Just the essentials will do!"
"But what about my stuffed animals?..." Lisanna reluctantly said as she slowly repacked her things.
"Hey! They're important to me!" Lisanna retorted and paused to think. "... Well I wouldn't want to lose them on this trip as well... So I guess I'll take just one with me."
"Now that's more like it. Come on now, let me help you." her mother said as she stood down and helped Lisanna reorganize her things.
As they finished, Lisanna's mother showed a look of great concern. “Now look at yourself. Make sure your things are in order, and your dressing.”
Lisanna quickly looked at herself in the mirror, adjusting her brown and white outer jacket as well as her black inner shirt. She made sure her short white skirt and brown belt was in order as well, pulling up her white knee socks.
"Don't worry Mrs Lavare. She'll be safe with me for sure. We have the goddess' protection as well." Alicia reassured Lisanna's mother.
"Alright then... Lisanna, don't forget the most important thing. It's by the door." she said as she pointed to the doorway.
"Right!" Lisanna said as she carried up her light green backpack and headed to the door, picking up a long silver pole which was leaning by the doorway, putting on her brown shoes with white round tips.
"Be safe now my baby." Lisanna's mother reluctantly waved. "Call me if you get the chance."
"I will mum. You take care as well." Lisanna smiled as she stepped out the doorway.
"See you Mrs Lavare!" Alicia turned back and waved as she walked off.
Lisanna's mother wiped off her tears as she stood by the doorway, watching her daughter leave on an important journey. Confident of her, yet worried for her at the same time.
And so the journey of Lisanna and Alicia begins. Alicia began to refresh Lisanna on her role as they left the town.
"So as I explained to you last night, every hundred years, a person will be chosen to be the 'Pure' one who will pray for the sins of the world. This is done at every Holy Point which is scattered around the world of Immunda and by doing this, the 'Pure' one gathers all the malice which taints the lands in the area and crystallizes them into orbs." Alicia explained on. "These orbs are then offered to the goddess to be accepted at the World Throne located in a secret place which will be revealed once the 'Pure' one has prayed at every Holy Point. And that is the process of cleansing of the world, done every hundred years to prevent the decay of the world… Hey… Are you listening???"
Lisanna was evidently distracted as she was glancing around. She saw a very sturdy tree and started to climb up.
"Lisanna! What in the world are you doing???" Alicia quickly exclaimed.
"This is probably the second time I’ve stepped out of my town! I've always wanted to venture out since the first time I went out when I was young!" she singed out with glee as she looked out into the open from the tree, but then retracted her joy. "Well that was until…"
"Ah… Erm… Shall we continue Lisanna?" Alicia tried to draw Lisanna's attention as she started to look upset. "You'll be able to see much more when we travel to all the Holy Points! Now come on, let's make a move!"
"That… Would be great!" Lisanna reverted back to her happier self as she got down the tree.