- Jan 1, 2009
Chapter 1: The Idealist and The Tyrant
That was the answer that the Mayor of the town, Rosana Leviela, gave to Aiden. Standing in her grand office of marble flooring, two story high long windows, and stone pillars as well as various paintings done in Rosana's honor, Aiden had finally been given the chance to speak with the Mayor of the town, and that was his answer to his proposition. As soon as he even suggested going out himself and speaking with mamono of other cultures, she responded bluntly, "You're mad," while giving him only half of her attention. Her other half was given to the papers laid out before her, reading them casually. One of which, Aiden's written petition, was set down in what was clearly a pile she was 'done with.'
"Perhaps in your youth, and after having had time with the normal women of this town, Aiden, you're confused and think that the women out there can be as easily handled. Mamono are monsters who merely look like women, do not so casually say that we can get along with those who think solely on their instincts. Rethink this idea of your's if you favor your dignity as a man, as nearly every mamono out there will be happy to rob you of it," Rosana said to him rather harshly, setting down the paper she was reading on top of his own, hiding it underneath, as if the aspect of him going out and speaking with the mamono outside the safety of the city was a thought quickly drifting away.
Despite all of this, it was clear she merely thought of Aiden as unfit for such a task. After all, he was fairly known, but to Rosana, all she would likely know is how he's 'been around' with various girls of the town. And most men like that often saw mamono in a similar light... And paid the price for it by being, at best, utterly and publicly humiliated.