Fairy Tail: Shinigami

This is the story of a man who died and reincarnated in a completely different world, with powers beyond his understanding. Life, Death... who would've thought they were so flexible?

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Chapter 55 - Vengeance! Again!

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[Adam POV]

I had been adopted, and somehow, someway, Gildarts had found a way to get back at me for the long-running prank I had on it.

Apparently, the bastard had started this plan of his a year ago!

And to make matters more... complicated, the master had effing helped them!

Now it was time for my revenge!

Initially, I thought about annulling the procedure, but that wouldn't give me the satisfaction I desired. So, instead, I infiltrated into the archives and changed the adoption date... to a different one, a much earlier date.

Not only that, but I added a few papers here and there, nothing much, just enough legal information to say Gildarts had agreed to pay child support, a large amount.

Alas, he never did...




Now his little payback meant he owed me a few million in child support!

I have won!


"Adam, are you okay?" Mavis asked, her voice soft and gentle.

I looked up at her, my eyes dark with mischief. "I'm fine, Mavis. Just enjoying my revenge," I said with a sly smirk.

Mavis hummed. "Oh, well that's grand! Nothing like a good plate of revenge to start the morning!"

Indeed my little companion.


"Well, that out of the way, it's time to go and train," I declared, standing up from my chair.

Mavis nodded, a smile on her face. "Yes, training is important. Especially after getting revenge, it is, after all, Fairy Tail rule number twenty-two!"


Wait, there's a freaking rule about what to do after getting revenge in the guild?

You know... At first, I wasn't sure if she was making these rules on the spot, but now I'm kind of sure she is...

Before I could ponder on that, the door of my room burst open, and a petite girl with flaming red hair, and a full set of armor bounded into the apartment, sword at hand.

God damn it!

This is the eighth door I have to change this week, doesn't anybody know how to knock on a damn door!

Maybe it is not too late to change guilds, I heard Blue Pegasus has an incredible healthcare package... then again, in there I would have to deal with... Ichiya...

"Erza, why don't you knock?" I asked, rubbing my temples.

Erza ignored me completely and marched up to me, her eyes blazing. "You promised we would go on a job together today!"

I had...?

I don't remember...

No no.. wait, I do, I was getting home late that day, and she approached me, and I said yes without even checking to what I said yes.

'You only have yourself to blame,' Zanryuzuki's words reverberated in my mind as if she were right behind me.

It's not that bad.

Oh well, a promise is a promise.

I sighed. "Alright, let's go." I grabbed my coat and followed the eager Erza out of the apartment.


As we walked down the cobbled streets of Magnolia, Erza chattered on about the job we were going to take. Apparently, she had already picked something, according to her, it was a simple retrieval mission; we were to find and bring back a lost artifact from a village on the outskirts of the country.

Amused by her excitement, I nodded along, only half-listening as I thought about what would happen once dear old dad found out about my revenge on his revenge. Gildarts would surely be furious when he found out about the child support payments he now owed me.

Or at the very least annoyed, anyhow, it would all be worth it, for the satisfaction of seeing him get his comeuppance.

"Adam?" Erza's voice cut through my thoughts. "Are you listening?"

I shook my head. "Sorry, what did you say?"

Erza beamed at me. "I said, we'll be passing through a dangerous forest on our way to the village. We should be on high alert! No enemy shall escape our sight!"

I nodded, finally paying attention. My sweet revenge could wait, for now. "Got it."

Erza smirked. "Do you think we will find a challenge out there?"

I hummed. It was hard to say, she was quite strong for her age, and unless we dealt with someone unexpected, the possibilities of a challenge were close to zero. "Maybe, though I highly doubt it."

Erza nodded thoughtfully as we neared the train station. "Well, I guess we'll just have to make our own challenge then," she said with a serious glint in her eyes.

I raised an eyebrow, intrigued by her suggestion. "Oh really? And how do you propose we do that?"

Erza grinned. "We'll have a little competition, just for fun. The first one to reach the village gets to pick the first meal of the day!"

I chuckled. "Alright then little knight, you're on!"

We stepped into the station, our steps echoing against the marble floor and walls, as we shuffled up to one ticket line. The clerk at the ticket booth greeted us with a smile.

"Where are you two headed?"

I nudged at Erza to answer that, after all, this was her mission, I was just tagging along for the ride.

Smiling, Erza took a step forward, and spoke up, "We need two tickets to the port south to the capital."

The clerk nodded and typed away on the computer. "Alright, that will be 5000 Jewels each."

Smiling, I reached into my pocket and pulled out the required amount, handing it over to the clerk.

"You didn't have to pay," Erza protested, but I just waved her off.

"You pay on the way back," I said, taking my ticket and heading towards the train.


As we settled into our seats, Erza continued to chatter on, excitedly planning out our little competition to make this quest more exciting for her.

I couldn't help but smile at her enthusiasm, it was contagious.

"Alright, here are the rules," Erza said, pointing a finger at me for emphasis. "No magic allowed, we will race to the village using nothing but our physical might!"

I smirked at her. "My, it almost sounds like you're afraid I'll win."

Erza huffed playfully. "I am not afraid! I just want to make sure it's fair!"

I chuckled. "Alright, alright. Got it."


As soon as we stepped off the train, Erza took off at breakneck speed. And smile, I chased after her, the wind whipping through my hair as we raced towards the town that was two miles away.

Erza was fast, but I was faster, and for a moment I contemplated about letting her win, but that wouldn't do her any good, would it? So with a smile, I pressed on, catching up to her quickly, easily dodging the trees and roots that threatened to trip us up.

We were neck and neck, neither of us giving an inch. But unlike her, I wasn't even close to running, this was more like a walk, but a bit faster for me.

"I'm thinking steak for my meal, what do you think, Erza?" I grinned, as we burst through the forest clearing, nearing the village in the distance, before I winked at her, pressing on, leaving her behind.

Erza's eyes widened as I pulled ahead of her and rushed through the forest, moving faster than she could follow.

Chuckling, I bounded over fallen logs, splashed along shallow streams, and leaped over tumbled boulders on the way to the village. The trees flew past me in a blur of green; their branches reached out and clawed at my clothing and hair, but I ignored them and kept going, and before I realized it, I was at the village waiting for Erza to arrive

"I was starting to think you didn't want to pay for my meal," I teased, grinning as Erza finally reached the village, her face red and sweat-drenched.

"You...you won," Erza panted, her hands on her knees as she gasped for air with a small smile on her face. "You are faster than I thought..."


'Indeed,' Zanryuzuki agreed.

I chuckled. "Don't worry, I won't pick anything expensive."

Erza chuckled. "Thanks."

Smiling, we both walked into the village, the smell of fresh bread and coffee filling our nostrils, our mouths watering in anticipation as we found a cozy little bakery and sat down at one of the tables, ordering our food and drinks.

As we waited for our order to be prepared, we chatted about the mission and what we could expect once we started. Erza was confident in her abilities to carry this out, and I didn't doubt she was right.

"Thanks for the meal," I said, taking a sip of my coffee.

"You're welcome," Erza replied with a kind smile, sipping her tea. "I'm glad you came, and that we could have some fun along the way. Normally you are too busy, or doing something else, so thanks for coming!"

I nodded, feeling a sense of contentment settle over me. The warmth of the café, the smell of the food around, and the company of my young pupil, all combined to create a sense of comfort that I hadn't felt in a long time.

As we chatted, our food arrived, and we dug in with gusto, savoring the delicious flavors after the long journey. As we ate, we made plans to locate the lost artifact and figure out a way to retrieve it without attracting any unwanted attention.

I mean, sure, a fight was always welcomed, but not necessary.

After we finished our meal, Erza paid the bill and soon enough we made our way out of the café, ready to continue with her quest, setting out to collect any information we could about the artifact's location.

According to the information we had. It was said to be in a hidden temple deep in the jungle, which was guarded by powerful creatures and traps.

"Remember I won't intervene unless absolutely necessary," I reminded her, giving her a nod of encouragement. "You're capable of handling this on your own, but if you ever find yourself in a situation where you need help, don't hesitate to ask for help."

Erza nodded, determination shining in her eyes. "Don't worry! I won't let you down! To my dying breath! I'll do whatever it takes to retrieve that artifact and complete this mission!"

I chuckled, taken aback by her feisty spirit. She really was just like the Erza from the show, an indomitable warrior ready to face everything with a smile, and a sword at hand. "That's the spirit, Erza."