4 Chapter 3
3 years slowly passed by.
Kiann is now 18 years old. During these 3 years, Kiann trained his body with extreme treatment that his body now has muscles that look good on him, although he didn't look tough but his body really is.
Last year he tried to make a contract again with a spirit being and go to the spiritual world, but he still failed and he felt frustrated about it and didn't know whether he is lucky or unlucky that the place where he was summoned in the spiritual world only has a strong and large beast which only despise him every time he tried to convince them. He felt that there is a treasure nears him but don't have the key to open it. In that place, he was first shock that he can only see various rare and powerful beast that only exist in legends such as griffin, unicorn, 6 tails fox and many others however he didn't find some divine one's such dragon's, phoenix, white tiger, and black turtle but that still suffice to shock hin. At first, he felt he was lucky about that and he can become a legendary figure but that was just a pipe dream, those creatures didn't even look at him properly and only despise his weak strength. So how can he become a legendary figure without even a summoned spirits?
Kiann was often bullied during these time and most of the time his sister help him from which he felt ashamed that he was protected by his little sister, so his determination to become strong grew.
Kiana also trained indoors focusing on magic control, summon control, and energy condensation. In these 3 years, Kiana manages to rank up her summoner status and become an intermediate bronze rank summoner from beginner iron rank summoner and her fairy is now level 20 of silver rank.
Because of her talent, she managed to do it fast even without the help of spirit energy pills.
Kiann and Kiana always practice together to enhance their skills, Kiann only fights with a wooden sword and bare body while Kiana fights with her magic but with suppressed power otherwise, he will be injured.
With their consistent training throughout the years not only Kiana manage to level up her rank and can gather more energy.
Now she can cast faster and more powerful spells and have better accuracy during intense fights. Because now she's already an intermediate bronze rank summoner, she can go again to the spirit world and made a contract with a spiritual being again.
Because she was now already about to turn to 16 years old next month and eligible to study at Everlast Central Academy. It is the most famous academy here in the city of everlast and many say that geniuses around the city of everlast gather in that academy. Many famous figures here in the city of everlast study at that academy when they're young.
Kiana wishes to go there and study. She wants to become a strong summoner too and protect their small family and have better lives.
She insisted with her mother that she want to study there. Although the tuition fee is high, her mother still has some savings, enough for the enrollment. Luckily she is a genius and can try the genius exam to get free tuition, and it is almost certain that she can be successful with it.
Her mother agreed with her because of her nonstop begging and pleading so Karina left with no choice. She agreed for Kiana to study there under one condition, she can study there when she turned 16, or her brother got his summoned spirit and also study there with her to protect her from harm even though Kiana is stronger but her mother still felt more secure if her brother is with her to support and guide her because he is older and has more experience.
Even with that condition Kiana still felt excited because it is only a month away and she has full of expectation in that academy the most, as she hopped around while cheering.
During this time she also managed to contract a rare type young fox with a bloodline of a nine-tailed fox with bronze rank level 5 strength, and Kiana gained one of its innate ability 'Charm' and some of its skills although she didn't know whether charm is useful or not. However, it can't be denied that her aura changed and it felt like she is a harmless creature and almost everyone wanted to sue her and protect her.
And with the addition of fox, every time the siblings have a practice match, he hardly can fight back at all. Both Kiana and the fox is a good combination, one is a melee fighter while the other can be support.
"Let's stop our training now. You're very strong now Kiana, I, your brother is quite ashamed to admit it but you really improve fast and leaving me behind the dust."
"You'll catch up to me eventually brother, I know you will not give up, this time I feel that you will be successful and have your first summoned spirit." Kiana consoled her brother with sweet words.
"Now with the blessing of Words of luck that came from your mouth I feel that it will indeed be successful, thanks to my cute Goddess of luck." Kiann pinched her nose and held her hand and dragged her toward the house.
"Dear, you both stink, clean yourself first before you can go and eat." As they were about to ask for food, their mother reprimanded them and both laughed and giggled.
The two then took a bath together as Kiann washed Kiana thoroughly like he always does since they were young and he always treats her as a little kid. While Kiana was feeling shy and she thought herself already as a mature woman but Kiann only thought of her as a little kid as he touches her underdeveloped body and washes her.
The two went to the kitchen and help their mother cooked food for dinner and the family of 3 work together and eat together after they finished their bath time.
Kiana went to her room after eating and washing the dishes leaving the two together.
"Don't frustrate yourself if you still failed to make a contract this time, I'll try my best to help you, now I've got a little savings and will go to the central city tomorrow and try to find something that can help you convince those spirits to make a contract with you.
It's really not about your talent if you can't make a contract, we're just poor to buy you those pills to attract the spirits. Many young masters from powerful factions do this that's why they can make a contract easily or else some of them are worse than you. So let mother help you buy those pills, your mother will do everything and anything for the happiness of their children." His mother gave her short but full of emotion of love and care speech that even made Kiann's heart felt incredibly touched.
"Mom, I'm fine I think I will do just fine. Don't use those saving of yours on mine, better use it on little sister instead, she has potential and bright future after all." Even though he felt touched by her words he still rejected her mother's offer and preferred it to be used on his sister.
"But, you're.... alright then, however, remember that if you need anything I'll try my best to get it, your mother can give anything to you if you want and it is within my capability, that's how much your mother loves you, my son." She was about to reason but didn't continue it because she knew her son would just insist not to. So she just gives her encouraging words to Kiann and supports him with all she got.
Hearing his mother said that. He can't be helped but be emotional and almost tear up as he looked at his beautiful mother. His mother is the one who took care of him the most every time he needs help, who always encourage and comfort him when he's sad, who can give everything to him due to her overwhelming love. Because of this reason, Kiann is full of love towards this mother of his that he, himself didn't know whether it is still familial love or not. He sees his mother as a woman but respects her sincerely as his mother. His love for her is that deep that he can't hold himself when his beautiful mother gaze at him with that look in her eyes.
When both eyes met, Kiann was like in an intoxicated state when he looked at her beautiful face as he unconsciously moves his face towards her and lightly hugged her neck and kissed her lips.
Karina was stunned for what her son did and haven't reacted immediately because she thought her son would only want to hug her.
She was stunned for only a moment and jolted awake quickly as she pushed Kiann away from her and reprimanded him. "Stop! You shouldn't do that! You're my son, and I am your mother!"
Kiann who was pushed back and was jolted awake of his stupor when he heard his mother reprimand him. He was a bit feeling guilty and awkward because of what he'd done but there's no way back now and he decided to confess what he truly feels.
"I'm sorry for what I did but I didn't regret it. I love you not just as a mother but as a woman. How can I not love you that much when for me you are the most perfect woman that I could ever wish for. You're the only woman who cares, love and do anything she could for me the most. I am really glad that I have you in this life and I want to be with you forever. You said before that that I can say anything I wanted and you'll give it to me right? The only that I wanted from yourself, is you, I wanted you to be mine, my future wife, I wanted you to also think of as a man and not a son, and love me not as your son but as a man!" Kiann said his piece with a serious face as he looks toward his mother with a clear look affection and love, not familial love but a different love.
Karina heard her son confessed in front of her with clear affection as she felt complicated. Now that she heard her son say that, she can't be helped but also look at him differently for a moment as she felt a different emotion surging in her mind and heart but quickly shook it in the back of her mind and move her hand toward his head and Kiann thought that she was going to pat his head and agree with him. However, what he thought didn't happen as her hands near his head a 'knock' was heard as her mother knock his head hard and take her hand back.
"Your request is impossible! I am your mother and you are my son, so you must behave like one, I'll forget about what happened here and act like nothing has happened and forgive you. You should forget about it too and find a better partner. Now you have to prepare for your journey to the spirit world."
"But, there's no one who's better than you, Mom. And I truly lo..." Kiann hasn't even finished what he wanted to say when his mother interrupted him with "no buts.." And then took her leave.
"I won't give up! There will be a day where you will think of me as a man and not your son and love me not as a son but as a man." Kiann shouted toward his mother's leaving figure as he smiled and feeling relieved like a burden have been lifted on his shoulder as he proceeds and went to his room and prepare for his journey to the spirit world.
Hearing what her son what shouted to her, she suddenly thought of the moment he kissed her and said his confession and felt touched. She smiled lightly for an unknown reason and continue walking...