A mysterious hooded woman summons an onryou/demon of hatred.
Woman: The Kyuuki arc is finally over, and that means the time has come for a new villain to emerge!
Onryou: Anger and hatred!
The next morning, Masahiro is awoken by Akiko.
(Masahiro: Akiko is in my bedroom! We didn’t…did we?)
Masahiro runs out to confront his mother.
Masahiro: Mother, there…there’s a girl in my bedroom!
Tsuyuki: Well, you are a growing boy, you know. It’s about time you learned about this sort of thing, and as a mother, it is my duty to teach you. Of course if Akiko doesn’t want to learn, she doesn’t have to.
Akiko: If you don’t teach me about STRAIGHT, I’m going to be very bored.
Masahiro heads out to the Onmyou dorms. As he gets down to work, a trio of fellow Onmyou students, led by Toshitsugu, confront him.
Toshigutsu: What do we have here? Could the main character finally have deigned to pay us a visit?
Masahiro: Oh, hello.
Toshigutsu: It must be awful being such a weak main character- why, we’re halfway through the series already and you’re only Level Five.
Mokkun: Damn you!
Masahiro: Calm down, Mokkun- we don’t need to listen to someone who gets such little screen time.
That evening, Mokkun continues to rant to Masahiro when Akiko enters.
Akiko: Masahiro, I’ve brought you a new robe. Just for a change, it’s red.
Masahiro: Ah, thank you. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have main character duties to attend to.
Akiko: You’re going out at this time of night?
Masahiro: I am Level Five, you know.
Masahiro goes out to gain EXP. The minor Pokemon drop on top of him as per usual.
Masahiro: Isn’t everyone getting tired of this joke by now?
Pokemon: We have important plot information! You can gain EXP by fighting the latest villain- an onryou, or hatred demon!
Mokkun: Where is it?
Rikugou: Not so fast- a warm-up monster is appearing.
A snake monster is revealed.
Masahiro: Pre-emptive Strike! Inout Spells!
Masahiro’s spells have little effect.
Mokkun: Fire Ball!
The fireball strikes the snake.
Mokkun: I’ve softened him up, Masahiro- you get in the finishing blow and earn some more EXP!
Masahiro: Light Strike!
Masahiro destroys the snake monster.
Mokkun: That was surprisingly easy.
Seimei, Genbu and Tenitsu appear.
Seimei: You seem to have levelled up, Masahiro, which is just as well when you’re our only line of defence against evil. Keep up the training- I’m sure you can achieve in three days what would take others ten years.
Masahiro: What are you here for, Grandfather?
Seimei: Well, I thought leaving everything to a Level Five boy might not have been the best of ideas, but it seems that you’re doing fine.
Masahiro and Mokkun walk away.
Seimei: This monster was more evil than it looked- it tried to possess Masahiro. He’s too low level to notice, but this definitely means a new arc has begun. Rikugou, you had better stay in Masahiro’s party.
Seimei: Byakko, Suzaku, it’s time for you to get some screentime!
Byakko and Suzaku appear.
Seimei: There is trouble brewing- I need you two to soften up the enemy so that Masahiro can take it on later.
Elsewhere, the Onryou is busy menacing generics.
Onryou: GRRRR, I am evil! Fear the liquid weeping from my empty eye sockets!
Generics: Aagh, he’s floating past us in a menacing fashion!
Onryou: GRRRR, I will prove my evil by killing almost everyone here! Death Wave!
Everyone except a fat man in a carriage is killed. The next day, the various Onmyous at the dorm discuss the killings.
(Masahiro: Hmm, this sounds like something a main character should be involved in- but it’s related to Toshigutsu’s family. I guess I’m going to have to give him more screen time.)
Masahiro approaches Toshigutsu.
Masahiro: Hey, Toshi, if I let you have some screen time, will you give me some information about these plot-related events?
Toshigutsu: I can get screen time just by insulting you, so why should I be helpful?
Toshigutsu walks away. Later that day, Masahiro falls asleep after angsting for a while. Akiko talks to Mokkun.
Akiko: Is Masahiro okay?
Mokkun: He’s just coming to realise how tough it can be when you’re a main character- everyone is jealous of the attention he receives despite only being Level Five.
Masahiro comes outside.
Masahiro: Why should that bother me? I have more screentime than anyone, and that’s all that matters.
Later that evening, Masahiro and Mokkun go out to investigate the onryou.
Masahiro: Okay, let’s go and find this onryou! Once I become Level Six, no one will ever dare to call me a Level Five weakling again!
Indoors, Akiko and Tsuyuki are sewing. Masahiro can clearly be heard crashing around outside.
Tsuyuki: Hmm, I wonder what that can be.
Akiko: Oh, it’s probably nothing, and it’s certainly not Masahiro secretly going out to train at night.
Meanwhile, Masahiro and Mokkun reach the area where the generics were killed.
Masahiro: I can sense something- a boss fight may be imminent.
Mokkun: Let’s enter the next dungeon- Abandoned House #086.
They enter the house and encounter the Onryou.
Onyrou: I’m looking for a man! I need HARD GAY!
Mokkun: What kind of man would want HARD GAY with you? Er, I mean, who are you looking for?
Onryou: That man! You must know the one I need! Hatred and evil!
The Onryou vanished.
Masahiro: He vanished.
Mokkun: I guess we couldn’t fight a boss monster this early in the arc.
At home, Seimei is concerned.
Seimei: I sense that chaotic times may be imminent.
To be continued…