The sea breeze softly passed by the dock where new students were to arrive on the island. As one of the professors of Shinkami, Yun Hayashi thought it would make a good impression to greet some of the newcomers and possibly convince them to join the best path in the entire school. Unfortunately, as he was waiting, the wind and the sun were starting to get to the professor, his eyes opening and closing as he stood on the dock.
"I should've...worked on those...traps earlier..." he said to himself, yawning in between. The all nighter he pulled working to make for a memorable first day of school was getting to him. But he started to wake up as he finally heard the blaring of a boat's horn. These guys were finally coming. "About time!"
He did as he planned, greeting the new students, helping with luggage, making sure a few of the more seasick ones were not planning to become soldiers...but, as he helping the last of the ones on board, he saw a girl who looked too young to be a student. She was walking down the stairs, when Yun blocked her path.
"Hey, you might be on the wrong boat, missy. This is for the students of Shinkami...and seeing that you don't have pointy ears, a tail, or wings, I think you're a human, and a bit too young to be here."
The girl tilted her head, but slipped past the soldier and walked past him. It took a few moments to register that a little girl, and a fragile looking one at that, could get past him so easily. "It's probably 'cause she's so small," Yun concluded, before turning around and shouting at the girl as she kept going. "Hey! I'm serious, kid! This place is dangerous for munchkins like you!"
It wasn't until the two of them were near the middle of the main courtyard that she finally stopped. Yun nearly tripped over the poor girl, but regained balance and brushed himself off. "I've got you now, kid. Now you better tell me what you're doing here--"
"I'm looking for someone," she whispered. Yun noticed her British accent, throwing him off, because she sure didn't looking British...then again, Yun couldn't figure out what she was exactly. But before he thought more of it, she handed him a letter from her purse. "We were blocking the others. That's why I came here to this place instead - so we wouldn't get in their way."
That made sense, Yun thought, but she could've at least said that earlier. He teared the envelope open and saw some pristine handwriting. Definitely a woman's.
You may be wondering why there is such a young girl here at this school.
"She read my mind," Yun paused, making the girl in question raise an eyebrow.
The girl who has given you this letter is my niece. I have been taking care her ever since her mother, my older sister, died of illness during the Alien War. Although she is a nice girl, I no longer can take care of her due to life circumstances. Recently I have received word that the father of this girl is currently in this school. My sister was always reluctant to name the father, but whoever it is, I think it is time he take some responsibility and raise his daughter as his own. I hope my letter reaches someone who may have some idea who knows the father, or at least someone who is willing to take care of her.
He handed the letter back, though he looked at it with disgust and he would've crumpled it and thrown it away if he could. "Did she just abandon you here? She didn't even know who your dad was..."
"Ah, um..." she paused, backing away from him while taking the letter. "She said that it was someone mum new when she was in the army...she used to be a doctor..."
"Wait...she was a doctor in the army? You mean during the Alien War..." he paused. Well, there wasn't any other war going on in the last twenty years to his knowledge. "Say, what's your name, kid?"
She kept backing away from him, but Yun caught up to her, went on his knees, and clamped her shoulders. Staring at the shining buildings surrounding them, she whispered again.
"My name's Lily Thayer, mister."
"...and your mom's name?"
Yun blinked a couple of times. He definitely knew that name.
He sat down, crosslegged, and thought. To his knowledge, none of the other teachers worked in the army besides him. And forbid it be one of the students. If it was true what that the father was on this island, then the only person who could possibly be her father would be...
"But I didn't even go that far with her!"
"Now, then. Since you've got nowhere else to go, I guess you'll be staying here," he muttered as he opened the door to his dorm, still rather confused on who exactly this girl was. But that wasn't important - the poor girl had just gotten dropped off here like some kind of unwanted puppy, and needed a place to stay for a while. He grabbed some leftover food and gave it to her to eat. While he was looking around for a place where she could sleep, he turned back to her. "You don't happen to have any luggage on you, some clothes...anything?"
"Oh, no. My auntie said that it would be more convenient if my father bought everything new for me."
"...I see," he sighed. Didn't she research this place a little more and realize that they didn't exactly have clothes her size? Actually, didn't she realize that this father, if it was him or some other guy, would probably have no idea how to raise a kid?
...this is some learning experience, he sighed, ...perhaps the students could help me out? But I probably have to bribe them with something...
"Just call me Yun-sensei, like the other kids do," he muttered before collapsing on a nearby chair and sleeping out of exhaustion.