Chapter 102:

New Goddess, Past Demon (6)

My Demon Queen

"Fool," Valentine grinned. Taking a few steps back her figure distorted before turning into a lightly-dressed elf-- dark elf.Bookmark here

"I'm sorry, I'm sorry," Liliath brought her forehead to the ground, repeating those words like a broken record.Bookmark here

"The hell is wrong with this.. another slave collar?!" I grimaced. They put a different slave collar on Liliath this time?!Bookmark here

"Good work you, I'll make sure to repay you two a lot tonight. Look forward to it," Javiel walked out of the shadows.Bookmark here

"I can't wait," Shea licked her lick seductively.Bookmark here

Locket merely showed a bashful smile.Bookmark here

This development.. is what I think it is right?Bookmark here

"Yup," Bleu folded her arms and nodded. Javiel threaded closer to Liliath.Bookmark here

"I'm sorry, I'm sorry, hikkh?!"Bookmark here

Javiel forced Liliath's head up by the chin to look at him. He smiled and with his other hand..Bookmark here

"LiliathHHH!!!!!!"Bookmark here

"AAAHHHHHH!!!???"Bookmark here

Drove his hand into her heart-- out to the other side.Bookmark here

The sight of the scene made me fall to my knees. Gruesome.. that was her heart.. he fucking punctured her heart.. Liliath wasn't lying when she said her heart was punctured last time..Bookmark here

Blood continued to spill from Liliath's mouth as a green light kept going around her-- they were healing her--Bookmark here

"Fun.. isn't it? To be betrayed?" Javile smiled. Dragging his arm out of her chest Liliath collapsed and vomited a pool of blood.Bookmark here

She convulsed. Right hand clenching her chest as she desperately tried to breathe.Bookmark here

"Why.."Bookmark here

Why the fuck did I create such a world?Bookmark here

"Why.. why Bleu.. why the hell did she have to suffer like this.."Bookmark here

I did this right? I created this world? I could've done something about this right? Maybe I shouldn't have created this world in the first place… but I didn't even know back then.. I was so naive, so glad that Liliath appeared for the first time. Overjoyed that I was able to help her..Bookmark here

This entire thing is a farce isn't it? Forcing her into this shitty situation and then bringing her to my world 'on a whim'..Bookmark here

"Now, now. You'll have lots more of this came from… we'll make sure you experience loads of it before killing you," Javiel held her into the air by grabbing her hair, laughing as he spoke.Bookmark here

"I'm sorry.. I'll do.. anything," blood spewed out of her mouth.Bookmark here

"No. I get that. All I need is your philosopher's stone. I'll transfer it to someone else and send your corpse as a gift to the king. Easy and simple as that."Bookmark here

"What?" I flinched in disbelief.Bookmark here

Transfer her philosopher's stone? You can make other people a demon lord?Bookmark here

"Apparently so," Bleu answered my question.Bookmark here

No, fuck. In the first place shouldn't I stop him? But this is a projection.. I movie.. it has already happened-- I made it happen.Bookmark here

Liliath lowered her head in resignation.Bookmark here

The world turned into monochrome.Bookmark here

"T-that's it right?"Bookmark here

"Nope. the next one is the last."Bookmark here

"How the fuck can you be so calm.."Bookmark here

"Because I have to. For your sake," Bleu looked at me sympathetically.Bookmark here

"I'm sorry.."Bookmark here

"I know.." Bleu embraced me again.Bookmark here

I calmed my rugged breathing before asking.Bookmark here

"Is Liliath planning something? She's been eyeing the philosopher's stone for quite a while now.."Bookmark here

She keeps telling me she doesn't have anything she wants from the shop but-- now that I think about it. She always lands on the page with the philosopher's stone..Bookmark here

"Perhaps, but I can't tell for sure," Bleu bit her lips, "I think I'll cut away the unnecessary parts for the final scene. I can't bear to see you like this.." whizzing her finger in the air, the scene changed.Bookmark here

Daylight pouring from the gap above, Liliath laying at a corner with that familiar teared cloth draped around her-- the same one I saw when she first arrived in my world. Blood was strewn across the small room.Bookmark here

"This is 3 months after Javiel started torturing her. And in a week's time, they were planning to finally extract the philosopher's stone from her body."Bookmark here

"Liliath.."Bookmark here

I dragged my sorry ass to where she was and looked at her. Her hair dishelled, breathing incredibly shallow. Her eyes were unfocused, arms as thin as a twig.Bookmark here

"I'm sorry.."Bookmark here

I fell to my knees. I hugged her-- a surprise that she had a corporeal form. I didn't get to see her expression but she slowly wrapped her arms around me. A teardrop fell onto the floor-- and became the catalyst to the mystical white summoner's circle.Bookmark here

Liliath disappeared under the blinding light, particles danced in the air. The world crumbled, and soon enough, I was back inside Bleu's vast white domain.Bookmark here

The hell.Bookmark here

I can't believe I cried. HAha..Bookmark here

Hahahahaa..Bookmark here

I'm so stupid. She's the one going through all this and I'm the one to indulge myself in the sadness..Bookmark here

"I believe you know what to do Noel," Bleu hugged me from behind.Bookmark here

And my hazy, murky consciousness began to resurface.Bookmark here

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The blurry ceiling came into view with little strands of velvet. The fragrant of her body-- a light sweet blood-like scent and the feeling of her skin on mine.Bookmark here

"Hey Liliath."Bookmark here

"Hm?" She continued to suck on my neck.Bookmark here

Stopping, she raised her body to look at me. Well, she's in fact strandling me. But that doesn't matter anymore.Bookmark here

Her delirious expression, beautiful face accompanied by her pair of ruby eyes shining like that of a devil, disheveled hair, her body giving off an unnatural heat and seductive scent. Her blazer was gone, her uniform unbutton leaving her breast and black laced bra open for me to see.Bookmark here

"I'm back."Bookmark here

I pulled Liliath towards me forcefully and brought her into my embrace. The smell of her hair tantalizing my nose, driving me nuts. But I endured. I held her head with my hand and another around her waist and kept it there.Bookmark here

"N-noel? Ah! Y-you're safe here Noel. You'll be safe with me."Bookmark here

"Yes, I know."Bookmark here

"N-Noel know right?" Liliath started giggling, she tried to pull away but I kept her in my grasp. "N-Noel?"Bookmark here

"Yes?"Bookmark here

Liliath remained silent-- probably unsure of how to answer me. The heat of her body continued to rise, and so did mine. But it wasn't unpleasant. The sound and heat of our breaths transmitted to each other in the silence.Bookmark here

"C-can we do it?" Liliath asked, sounding slightly excited.Bookmark here

"Sorry. I don't think so."Bookmark here

"Why not? N-Noel is mine isn't it?"Bookmark here

"Doesn't it work the other way too?"Bookmark here

"Yes, Noel's right."Bookmark here

I tightened my arms around her, feeling her thumping heart against mine, her skin touching mine. I stroked her back through the clothing she had yet to remove entirely.Bookmark here

"S-someone is coming," her voice quivered and she tried to jerk upwards.Bookmark here

"It's alright. Calm down first Liliath."Bookmark here

"N-N-no, it's not. T-they're dangerous, you stay here Noel, I'll deal with.."Bookmark here

"Listen to me Liliath. Please. Let me deal with it. Trust me,"Bookmark here

"N-No, I don't want to be a burden.. I-I can do it," Liliath's struggle out of my arm became more forceful.Bookmark here

Wow. Deja Vu. She had this conversation with her parents too right?Bookmark here

She could very much remove herself from me with her strength but it was obvious she didn't want to hurt me. It's nigh impossible to tear me away unless she broke my arms or something similar.Bookmark here

"I-I'm sorry Noel.."Bookmark here

Then I felt my consciousness wane.Bookmark here

Ah. She can use magic too can't she? Fuck.Bookmark here

"Don't repeat the same mistake twice Liliath," forcing myself awake, I took in a sharp breath and said.Bookmark here

She froze and stopped resisting. I felt the drowsiness disappear, taking this chance, I continued.Bookmark here

"I saw your past. I get it now-- I know what you've been through, I've seen it all.. and I'm sorry. Because of my stupid TALENT you had to go throught all that.."Bookmark here

You know? I think I kinda get her parents now. I'm literally in their shoes. The best option is to have me lead the way. Much like her parents thought, having Liliath deal with it would only cause confusion and unnecessary conflict.Bookmark here

Hm.. if that's the case then wouldn't Liliath also understand this point? Wait.. that isn't the point. The point is her ego. She keeps telling herself that she's a burden. Yeah..Bookmark here

"If you want to not be a burden, then listen to me and back me up from behind. Got that?"Bookmark here

Liliath nodded in my arms.Bookmark here

The sounds of footsteps reverberated inside the apartment, obviously muffled by the obstruction of the door.Bookmark here

The sound of a vigorous doorknob twist could be heard and what came after that was Prune's and Wake's voice.Bookmark here

"NOEL! Liliath!"Bookmark here

"They're here teacher--"Bookmark here

"Help me out alright Liliath? Be a good girl," I pat caressed her head a little longer before shifting myself up to a sitting position. Liliath continued to nod.Bookmark here

Pulling myself away from Liliath, I got out of the bed and examined myself. Holy fuck these are all hickeys done by Liliath?!? How long have I been out for?!Bookmark here

"Hold on a moment!" I yelled out, hoping those people outside would not try to knock down the door.Bookmark here

SHIT?! Isn't this situation very similar to pedophiles being arrested by the FBI after having their doors kicked down?! FUCK!!Bookmark here

Calming my mind with a few breaths, I buttoned up my shirt before placing my hands on the door knob.Bookmark here

I was shaking, unsure of the consequences this mess may bring. Unlocking the lock, I twisted the handle and welcomed the future-- or not.Bookmark here

Prune, Wake, Teacher Glib and a number of well dressed soldiers holding actual firearms lined up in front of my eye, which made me swallow back my words.Bookmark here

The first three obviously had stunned expressions while the soldiers remained indifferent, but the piercing stare was something I couldn't just shrug off. They have firearms for fuck sake! Is that a pistol? Wow, never thought I'd get the chance to see one up close.Bookmark here

A momentary silence.Bookmark here

"She's fine.. for now." I said sheepishly with a sigh.Bookmark here

"I-I see," teacher Glib pressed her glasses up to her nose and looked away.Bookmark here

"Congratulations on your first?" Wake tilted his head, stating his words in a frank manner.Bookmark here

The soldier started coughing.Bookmark here

Uh.. what?Bookmark here

"N-Noel.. what exactly did you do to calm Liliath down?" Prune's left eye twitched.Bookmark here

"What do you.."Bookmark here

Wait..Bookmark here

I turned around to see Liliath seated on the messy bed, holding the blanket over her body as she peeked at me with a bashful expression, her naked shoulders exposed a little. Our blazer strewed on the floor. Her cheeks were rosy and her skin was obviously flushed. Most notably was her disheveled hair-- and my dishevelled hair.Bookmark here

I flinched.Bookmark here

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