As the dark
cloud disappears, the waning sunset shows itself once more – allowing for us to
take a clear look at the dark and mysterious girl. Her hair is short and black,
making her look almost boyish. Upon her forehead, a third closed eye can be
seen. Behind her, a long scaly tail shows itself, extending down to her feet.
On close inspection of her so-called cloak, they look to be wings, folded to
resemble that of a cloak. More importantly, what should I do right now? If she
comes at me, I won’t have the energy to fend her off. My only choice is to
perhaps persuade her not to fight me.
Slowly standing to my feet, I hide my nerves and state “My
name is Luna and I have come here, requesting your help. I seek the Land of the
Gods and I believe you know where it is.”
Eyes perked with interest, she responds “The Land of the
Gods? Hmph, if you knew anything about that land, you’d know that its
whereabouts cannot be spoken” confirming the words of the defeated god moments
earlier. Shifting her gaze to Adamas, her smile drops and she utters “Furthermore
– what are you doing with Adamas? It doesn’t belong to you!”
“Huh? How does she know my name?” Asks the surprised
sword – looking to me for answers.
“How the hell should I know?” I reply to it – equally
surprised by her knowledge of my companion sword. None of this makes sense. If
she knows of Adamas, then does that mean it too was alive over five thousand
years ago and played a part in the so-called calamity? If that’s true, why
doesn’t it know of her?
Suddenly, the demon girl unfolds her dark wings – revealing
a tight vest and short skirt. Shouting forth she says “I asked you a question,
worm! What are you doing with Adamas? Everybody knows that it belongs to only
one other person!”
Within the palm of her hand, a great ball of fire
appears and grows larger by the second. “Shit… could this day get any worse?” I
whisper, watching as the fireball grows to be the size of a house. Holding it
above her head, she screams to me.
“You’re dead meat, mister!”