ISML2008 #1 (60-03)/Final #1 (5-0)
ISML2009 #6 (55-08)/Final #6 (3-2)
It was a small wish. The girl wanted to be loved and accepted. She wanted to revive the warmth of her mother's smile.
In the name of that small wish, Fate Testarossa was ready to take a weapon into her petite hands, devote her childhood to mastering both magic and single combat, and face superior enemies in battle again and again, escaping death by a hair's breadth every time. She was ready for everything if it meant she could regain her past. She, who never wished to hurt another, would grit her teeth and deny herself any weakness, taking step after painful step on the difficult path awaiting her.
Her resolve had the strength of stone – it would not crumble no matter what adversity she had to face. But there was one tiny crack in her armor, one thing she was not ready for – kindness. Confronted with the reality of somebody reaching out a friendly hand to her, Fate hesitates for the first time. To fight for her past, she has to swipe the hand away. To create her own future, she has to reach out and accept the warmth.
Fate's fight is the struggle of a selfless and loving daughter, and the journey of a small girl craving affection. With both placed in the balance, Fate's heart is put to the ultimate test. And slowly, in those burgundy eyes, an answer is being born. It is the fruit of her doubt and worries, but it is her own, Fate Testarossa's answer.