TItle- Paragons Summary- Science, magic and isekai walked into a bar... Note: i am only posting this bit because i wish to know if the time skips i employed are annoying or it doesnt matter. i didnt want to overwhelm the reader with backstory at the beginning or fillers that had no meaning Chapter 1- New Beginnings Death is not something one would associate the word pleasant to, but in Quintin’s case, it was the most pleasurable pleasant thing he ever experienced. Diagnosed with cancer at the age of 25, whilst he was in med school, Quintin pursued the sciences for his entire life trying to find a way to save him that wouldn’t leave him utterly useless after. His body had rejected the Chemotherapy and radiation therapy and targeted therapy also didn’t work. It was a form of cancer the world had never seen or even conceptualised. Somehow, he pushed on to finish his PHD in Bioengineering and Biotechnology due to having hyperthymesia, a blessing and a curse to his already rough life. Sadly, at the age of 50, way longer than everyone thought he would live, he finally died in his lab just after finishing the cure. “Atleast no one would have to suffer the same fate as me…” As he took his last breath all the pain and fatigue left him as he drifted away into nothingness. AT THE SAME TIME ON A PLANET DIMENSIONS AWAY FROM EARTH “Congratulations Sarah, his face is even cuter than yours,” the nurse giggled as she handed a baby boy wrapped in cloth to his mother. “He is beautiful,” Randolph, the baby’s father exclaimed with tears streaming down his face. “Have you all already decided on a name?” the nurse asked. “Quintin…, his name will be Quintin Rose.” 2 YEARS LATER. “Quintin! Where are you hiding honey? Mommy is coming to get you, you sneaky child,” Sarah said as she silently crept around the house trying to spot Quintin. Creeping up to the bottom kitchen cabinet door that was slightly ajar, Sarah smiled triumphantly. “Gotcha!” she shouted whilst swinging the door open, only to reveal an empty cupboard. “Huh?” “You failed again mommy,” a small voice came from behind her. Turning around she saw Quintin leaning on the kitchen door frame with a tiny smile on his face. “Oh, you sneaky devil. So, you know how to be deceptive now huh. Exactly what is your father teaching you. Humph!” Sarah pouted. Suddenly she lunged at him, hugging him tight before she started tickling him. “Ok mommy stop, stop, I give up, I won’t trick you again. Ahahahahahha. Please mom, stopppp!” Quintin laughed and rolled about on the ground trying to get away from his mother. At the same time Randolph had reached back from work and heard what Sarah had said about teaching tricks to Quintin. He tried his best to quietly sneak past but Sarah had already noticed him and immediately attacked him as well, bringing him to his knees with tickles. After the fun was over, Sarah carried Quintin to his room and tucked him in for the night. “Good night darling.” “Good night mom.” Quintin replied before closing his eyes and drifting asleep. A couple hours after, his eyes flung open. “Hmm, another dream about that place,” Quintin murmured. “Sometimes it isn’t too bad when it’s about those rides that go up and down but, tonight, there was so many loud ‘Booming’ noises and alarms. I want mommy.” Gently lowering himself to the ground, Quintin went straight to his parents’ room, and then climbed in-between them both, falling back to sleep in seconds. Ever since Quintin was able to learn and understand words, he picked up the skill of speaking very quickly. As a matter of fact, anything his parents thought him, he learned with relative ease. How to speak, how to write, how to walk, morals, ethics, respect, love, you name it, he understood it. His parents didn’t know how or why. Sarah was just a jeweller, and his father was a simple tech repair guy. Quintin himself hadn’t the faintest why he was able to do what he could, nor did he really care. All that mattered to him was the smile on his parent’s face, and that was enough. 6 YEARS LATER It was that time of year, dreaded by all the kids in the world. The beginning of school. In Skala, the continent/country Quintin resides in, there was one school every parent wanted their child to get into. Skala’s International School. The nominated, most prestigious school in the world, which was run by the Liandris Royal Family. To get in, one would have to pay a hefty fee and pass a vigorous test, but for Quintin, Sarah and Randolph had been saving up for years, even from before he was born. As for the tests, they had absolutely no worry what so ever. “Okay honey, remember to double check your work and pay attention to the details. Also look out for trick questions alright. Also make sure between tests you rest your tiny brain. Though powerful it also deserves rest okay. If anything at all happens me and your father would be right there in the waiting room. On the breaks you can come over I made your favourite sandwiches. Uh um, am I forgetting anything Hun?” Sarah exasperatedly asked her husband. “No darling I think you covered it all. Come now, who was the one telling me not to worry, that our son is the brightest there is. Let’s allow him to run along now, the tests will begin shortly,” Randolph consoled his wife before giving Quintin a hug and wishing him luck. “Don’t worry mom, I will ace this test easily!” Quintin declared whilst running away towards to the grand entrance of the school. Arriving at the doors, there was a slight line, where Quintin had to show his id card before entrance. ‘This place is huge,’ Quintin thought. ‘It kinda looks like those great buildings from my dreams. Hmm what was it called again…oh right Cathedrals. I remember everything else but my dreams properly, my brain truly is still tiny.’ As Quintin wobbled about to the guards at the door, he couldn’t help but notice that he was the only ‘kid’ kid. Everyone else looked about 12 years old and up. ‘Am I the only 8-year-old?’ at this time, Quintin felt a little lonely. He didn’t know these people, and his parents couldn’t come with him per rules of the school. ‘You can do this Quin!’ he hyped himself up as he faced the guard in full armour plating. “Identification Papers please young man.” Quite contrary to her appearance, the female guard’s voice was quite pleasing to the ear and helped relax Quintin’s pounding heart. “Here you go miss guard.” “Oh, 8 years old and already enrolling to school. Someone is quite ambitious now.” “I just want my parents to be proud of me.” Quintin replied with a smile so bright that made everyone around smile as well. “That’s good Mr. Quintin, I wish you the best. I know you will accomplish all you intend to achieve.” The female guard replied whilst handing back his papers. “Go straight down and take a right. The first classroom on the left is where your tests will be held.” “Thank you very much miss guard. I will not let you down.” Quintin said as he ran off to officially start a new chapter in his life.