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Reminiscence Chapter is the 8th volume in the Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Light Novel series.

The story is set 3 years before the siblings, Tatsuya and Miyuki enroll in First High School, when Okinawa is invaded. This is the moment where Miyuki starts to understand and feel far more for her brother than sibling love. It also explains some important points of what kinds of experiences Tatsuya went through and why his practical magic scores are poor.

Synopsis

Looking at Miyuki and Tatsuya now, it might be hard to imagine them as anything other than loving siblings. But it wasn't always this way...

Three years ago, Miyuki was always uncomfortable around her older brother. The rest of their family treated him no better than a lowly servant, even though he was the perfect Guardian, watching over Miyuki while she lived a normal middle school life. But what really bothered her was that he never showed any emotions or thoughts of his own.

However, when danger comes calling during a fateful trip to Okinawa, their relationship as brother and sister will change forever...

World Affairs as of 2095

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A summery of the changes to the world map caused by World War Three.

Strategic-Class Magicians - Thirteen Apostles

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Strategic-Class Magicians are those elite few with the magical power to destroy entire armies and cities with a single spell. Thirteen Strategic-Class Magicians, known as the Thirteen Apostles, are publically known in 2095.

Chapter 1

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Yotsuba Main House, November 6th, 2095.

It is one week after the events of the Yokohama Disturbance and the day that will become known as 'The Scorched Halloween'. Miyuki and Tatsuya have been summoned to the Yotsuba Main House by their aunt Yotsuba Maya. Miyuki feels slightly uneasy but is reassured by her brother that they are not the same as they were three years ago, when they were last here. Miyuki, feeling more composed, begins to reminisce about that time three years ago.

Chapter 2

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Okinawa, August 4th, 2092.

Miyuki, currently in middle school, is busy studying modern history when the crew announce they are about to arrive in Nara. She watches the view whilst contemplating the modest modern dress code, caused by climate change. She’s excited for the holiday with her mother Miya but is upset Tatsuya (currently addressed only as Ani) is with them.

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As Miyuki and Miya leave the VIP lounge, Tatsuya is collecting the luggage, having travelled commercial class for security reasons. Miyuki is troubled by how Tatsuya doesn’t appear bothered by being treated as a servant and her inability to handle him.

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The vacation home is in Onna Serika. Miyuki is angry at her father for thinking he can buy affection, and reflects on how he went from highly prized due to his high psion count, to a mediocre magician due to changes in the grading standards used, and so abandoned being a magician and focused on business instead.

They are greeted by Sakurai Honami, a ‘Sakura Series’ magician and Miya’s Guardian, who had come ahead of the others to prepare the house and gather intel on the area. Miyuki asks for permission to go for a walk but is told to take Tatsuya, to which she reluctantly agrees. Miyuki takes her walk with Tatsuya following close behind. Miyuki is lost in thought, reflecting on her extremely pale complexion, compared to that of a Yuki-onna by her childhood friends, and how it’s so different to her families, as well as Tatsuya’s role as her Guardian compared to hers as a succession candidate. Miyuki is suddenly grabbed by Tatsuya to stop her just before she walked into someone, but they bump into her anyway after she’s stopped.

The man who bumped into her is a young soldier, accompanied by two fellow soldiers. The mean act in an intimidating manner but Tatsuya steps in front of Miyuki to protect her. The men try to goad then Shiba siblings, but Tatsuya simply tells them it’d be better if they back off. The men get angered and after several exchanges the first man attacks Tatsuya but is blocked, to everyone else’s shock. He tried to attack again but is countered and brought to his knees by a single blow. Tatsuya then takes Miyuki by the hand and leads her back to the villa.

They return home and Honami immediately realises something happened from Miyuki’s face. Miyuki admits there was an encounter and so Honami checks she’s ok. Tatsuya bows and leaves and Honami sends Miyuki to have a shower, where she cries over what happened.

Chapter 3

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Yotsuba Main House, November 6th, 2095.

While waiting to meet with Yotsuba Maya the Shiba siblings notice the Kuroba twins, Ayako and Fumiya, are leaving their grandmothers home. The Kuroba’s grandmother is the younger sister of the Shiba’s grandfather, Genzou, with Fumiya being the number two candidate in the Yotsuba succession. The Shiba’s assume the coinciding visits must be a coincidence as the twins would have come to say hello otherwise.

Chapter 4

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Okinawa, August 4th, 2092.

Miyuki is getting ready to attend a party hosted by Kuroba Mitsugu, albeit reluctantly due to having only just arrived that day. Honami comes to her room and notices Miyuki seems down, so after some teasing, she advises Miyuki on how to improve her defences by tricking her own emotions to mask them from others, something she needs given her position.

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Miyuki takes the advice and dons a false face as she heads to the party in low spirits, as she finds Kuroba a little annoying due to how he dotes on his kids and tries to ready her mindset as they arrive at the venue. They arrive and Tatsuya gets the door for her and she heads into the ‘battlefield of tedium’.

Entering the lobby Miyuki sees lots of bodyguards trying to be discreet, even Miyuki has Tatsuya and two additional female guards present, the two were needed as Honami had to stay with Miya at the villa as she was feeling ill.

Mitsugu comes over to greet Miyuki while ignoring Tatsuya completely. After exchanging greeting Mitsugu leads Miyuki towards the twins whilst Tatsuya and the two bodyguards remain by the wall. Miyuki greets the twins, Fumiya, a fellow succession candidate who is happy to see her, and Ayako who sees Miyuki a rival. Mitsugu goes on to boast about his children, to Miyuki’s irritation, though she maintains a polite façade.

Fumiya becomes restless and asks after Tatsuya, who he admires as although poor at magic, Tatsuya excels in studies and sports. Miyuki points him out whilst supressing her feelings. Upon seeing him Fumiya bounds over to greet Tatsuya, with Ayako trying to act indifferent as she follows him. The behaviour of the twins annoys Mitsugu, who follows after them with Miyuki in tow.

Fumiya enthusiastically talks to Tatsuya who lets a smile show, shocking Miyuki who’d never seen him smile before. Mitsugu reprimands the Twins for disturbing Tatsuya’s work, before thanking Tatsuya for his diligence. The twins object as it’s the Kuroba, as hosts, who are responsible for guarding the party. Mitsugu is troubles as this is unsuitable behaviour for a succession candidate. Tatsuya defusing the situation by asking for permission to look around outside, which Mitsugu agrees too by taking responsibility for Miyuki in the meantime, to the twin’s disappointment.

Chapter 5

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Yotsuba Main House, November 6th, 2095

At the sudden sound of Miyuki’s giggling, Tatsuya’s gaze went straight to his younger sister. Upon receiving his puzzled look, Miyuki quickly apologises and says she was remembering something funny. Miyuki brings up how surprisingly nice he was to the twins back then. Realising around when she meant, Tatsuya points out they were all kids at the time. Miyuki goes on to state she didn’t know Tatsuya at all back then.

The conversation over Tatsuya returns to looking out the window thinking of who everything he did was all for the sake of protecting Miyuki, no matter the cost. Something as true now as then, even if back then Miyuki was unaware.

Chapter 6

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To Be Added

Chapter 7

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Chapter 8

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Chapter 9

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Chapter 10

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Chapter 11

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Chapter 12

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Chapter 13

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Chapter 14

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Chapter 15

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Chapter 16

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Chapter 17

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Chapter 18

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Untouchable - The Nightmare of 2062

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It was a time of war, World War III.

While on a school trip to Taipei, Yotsuba Maya is kidnapped and untold horrors were inflicted upon her, crushing her mind. Saegusa Kouichi, her fiance, lost an eye while trying to protect Maya from being kidnapped and got seriously injured.

After she was rescued, Yotsuba Genzou ordered Yotsuba Miya to use her unique magic on Maya to separate the emotions from the memories of the atrocities she had suffered through, for fear that they would destroy her. Unable to only target the specific memory, Miya ends up removing the emotions from all of the memories she had experienced for the past twelve years. After waking up, Maya blames Miya for what she had done, saying that she had "killed" the person she was before, and her personality changes. Her betrothal to Saegusa Kouichi is dissolved, due to the fact that the abduction event had left her body broken and unable to bear children.

Unwilling to let the defilement of his daughter go, Yotsuba Genzou is supported by the Yotsuba Clan to go to war with the organization behind this incident. 

After everything is over with, thirty members of the Yotsuba clan had died. On the other hand, the Dahan; and  the leading organization in magical research in Asia, the Kunlunfang Institute, which was responsible for the kidnapping, had lost almost four thousand members and their commanding core destroyed. Merely 30 people from the Yotsuba clan effectively obliterated the Dahan and wiped out all of their research on magic. Dahan then internally collapsed, leading to the Great Asia Union unifying Asia. This was the end of WWIII.

After the end of World War III, to those who knew the truth about what happened to Dahan, the Yotsuba name became synonymous with the word "Untouchable", and instilling fear in everyone who knew.

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