Nina and Dexter led Shadow to their group of friends as they promised. The group was not very large, but for Shadow☆Star, a small group of people was ideal. 

"Here's the group Shadow. Let me introduce you to these guys," Nina said. 

She motioned for two of them to step forward. One was a boy, and one was a girl. 

Shadow chuckled. "You guys really like to keep your genders balanced."

"We like to promote equality, and this is one of the best methods to approach it," Dexter blurted out.

"The timid little guy you see here is Evol Love, that girl over there is Colette," Nina said.

Both of them approached Shadow☆Star, and shook his hand. Shadow tried to smile at them, but Evol's sullen look disturbed him.

"What's your problem pal?" Shadow asked.

"Life," Evol replied dryly.

Colette sighed. "Don't mind him. He's always in a pissy mood. It's nice to meet you though."

"It's nice to meet you too. I don't want to get too weird, but, maybe you guys are the key that I've been searching for," Shadow said.

The others looked very puzzled, clearly confused by Shadow's sudden change of mood. Nina was the first to break the silence.

"Mate, what the hell are you talking about?" she asked.

Shadow pondered before giving his response. "Well, you see, I've lost a lot recently, and I felt hopeless. But with you all at my side, I think I can regain what was taken from me."

"That's all well and good, but what's in it for us, and why should we help a guy that we just met?" Evol asked.

"There's the catch. You won't just be helping me. In return, we can all help each other. We'd make an unstoppable clan," Shadow exclaimed.

"Haha, so what? You want us to be part of your, Star Clan?" Nina teased.

Shadow's eyes lit up. "Yes, I do. What do you say guys?"

Everyone looked at each other for a few moments.

"I have nothing else to do with my life. Why not? I'm in," Evol said.

"This sounds fun. Let's give it a go!" Nina cheered.

"Sure, I'm in," Colette said.

"The fist is only as powerful as its fingers. Equal parts, equal strength," Dexter said.

Shadow smiled. "Then it's settled then. From here on out, we will be known as the Star☆Clan."

The Short Stories of Avatar XIII
Shadow☆Star era
DesolationNeo☆StarThe SearchThe Star☆ClanNo LoveRetributionConsequences
Four Stars era
HorizonSweatGamemasterA Peaceful PlaceThe QuestionThe PlanLa Femme FataleNegative's WarThe New 13AscensionXimena's RegimeThe RevolutionEnemy of the State
Origins era
Four become One