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Alice and Akira were in complete darkness, they couldn't see even each other standing a meter apart. That changes when a blue flame ignites, it was levitating right above Akira's palm. It flies around the couple for a few seconds, making two laps and then comes to a stop right in front of them. It lights the path as they walk. Soon they arrive to a old rotten door. The flame burns it down and then disappears as the room behind it was naturally illuminated by moonlight.
Akira is the first one to step inside. "It's a praying room, nothing special." Alice just looks around without replying to his comment. "What we are searching for is probably much deeper sealed in the temple, that's why our Jougan don't react." Alice was still silent, the reason for that was what was happening around them. They were being circled in. Normally something like this would be impossible when supernatural beings are concerned but this place was different. They were picking up all sorts of small signals, while inside the temple. The only thing they could actually locate was the man from before, another being close to him and some other stronger spirits. The things that were preying on them right now were lesser fairies. Though the term was much wider when used by the DHO and had little to do with the traditional fairy from legends.
Fairies were considered a species and came in all forms and shapes, these here were the most common and perhaps most harmless ones. They had the appearance of transparent dragonflies with four wings, a red orb was shining in the middle of their body. The only thing that gave the rest of their body color was the moonlight, gracing them with a light blue tint. Normally they lived alone and it was impossible for them to be registered by humans or to interact with the real world. They'd feed on the energies living beings gave of without affecting them in anyway. But their behavior undergoes drastic changes when they gather in swarms. That only happened in places that had a strong magical presence and were cut off from civilization for some time, a temple like this would be a perfect example. When they formed swarms their new targets became souls. In most cases it would be dead souls, which supplied them with energy and as such the temple was a perfect hunting zone for them, but if given the chance they gladly devoured the souls of the living as well. That was what gave them a chance to progress, the power gained from souls triggered their own personal micro evolution, allowing them to transcend to a new level. Because of that and the fact that all of their victims are reduced to a lifeless husk with no trace of spirit left in them these fairy swarms became known as "Spiritual Piranha".
"Hey Blindy! We got company." Alice calls out to Akira, who was still examining the room, unaware of the threat. She readies her knife and puts on a slasher smile as Akira turns towards her.