It was around midnight on a clear, cool, autumn night. The moonlight dimly lit the courtyard of Hope's Peak Academy, a prestigious academy for future vampire hunters. It was a school that was active during the night. Its students were the future vampire hunters of the world; they needed to adjust to being active at night. Tonight was another night where class was in session.
A young, white-haired male walked down the dark hallways of the school. His classmates followed him, most with a look of excitement on their face. They were simply told to meet in the courtyard that night. It was only this specific class. Most of the students knew what this was, but the white-haired male seemed to be the exception. He was intrigued by the thought of heading to the courtyard for class, and he was excited for it.
Once all of the students gathered in the courtyard, one of their teachers approached them. The teacher brought a small cage with them. Inside of that cage was a small, black bat. It seemed to be trying desperately to free itself. The students figured that it was a vampire inside of that cage, as most had the ability to transform into a bat. They all knew that they were going to be fighting that night.
"Welcome, students!" the teacher announced. "In this small cage is a vampire. Once I open the cage, tonight, you guys will learn how to fight vampires through a hands-on experience. You will be hunting this very vampire. The student who kills it or inflicts the most harm on it will be awarded the highest grade."
The white-haired male appeared to be disturbed at the mention of killing and inflicting harm on the vampire. He joined the school to learn more about vampires and find them. He wanted to befriend them and bring them back into society. He never understood what was meant in the phrase "vampire hunting." He never knew that it meant killing them.
"Aww, so little Kiibo's finally gonna put up with the harsh reality of his choices, huh?" a student taunted. "Let's see how he handles this!"
"He's gonna fail and get expelled tonight!" another exclaimed. "I'm going to enjoy seeing that!"
Before Kiibo had a chance to respond, the bat was released from its cage. Once it was released, it transformed back into its human form. As the transformation completed, students saw a dark-haired male. He was short and skinny, and he appeared to be rather young. Even if vampires were immortal and most were eternally youthful, this one appeared especially young, around the age of the students at the academy.
As the students got a good look at him, Kiibo immediately recognized the vampire's face. It was that of his childhood friend. He refused to fight someone who he cared about. He refused to fight at all. He decided that he was going to protect Kokichi as he walked over to the vampire. He had to get him to safety, but he didn't know how.
"Stop!" he demanded. "I won't let you hurt him! Leave him alone! He didn't do anything wrong!"
Kiibo looked at his classmates as they approached. He wasn't sure how he'd fight all of them off or how he'd get Kokichi out of there, but he had to do something. As overwhelming as it was, as much as he felt like he may break down from stress, he had to keep going. He had to help hs childhood friend.