The Netherworld : Awakening
Currently, we are in the library and Le'en who is the librarian is teaching us about the netherworld. Well, I understand why I have to learn about the netherworld, but Luemon. She's been living in the netherworld from birth and yet she doesn't know much about the netherworld.
Apart from physical prowess, gender and the fact she is a demon, I don't think she is that much different from an ordinary human.Le'en just completed explaining the basics about the structure of the three layers of the netherworld.
"So, till now I have explained the basics of the netherworld's three layer system. And now---"
Satori cuts her in between."Are you sure continuing is a good idea?"
Satori asks Le'en.Not able to grasp the meaning of what Satori just said Le'en asks.
"What do you mean?"
"Look at her. Smokes are coming out of her ears.""Ha!"(×2)
Both me and Le'en react at the same time."I doubt her brain is on fire not that she had a brain, to begin with."
Both Le'en and I ignored that part."Y-You are right. W-What should we do? Maybe we should pour some water on her or--or--"
Le'en starts panicking.
Satori gives his opinion on this matter."...Or maybe we should just ignore her and continue."
I also give my opinion on this matter."That's rude both of you. You can't say something like that."
Le'en says it. Although She is panicking."W-What should we do?"
She is still panicking."E-End..."
We hear someone whisper. But no clue who said it."Did you hear something?"
I asked."Y-Yes. Something like 'end'."
Le'en says it."Oh! Nice idea."
Satori says it with a bit of excitement in his voice."What idea?"
Le'en asks."Can you share it with us too?"
I also asked."Maybe we should end her. Looks like someone liked my idea of drowning her."
"End..."We all looked toward Luemon.
"I-it's Luemon who is saying this."
Le'en points out."Wait, she is still alive."
I say it in low voice."Ah! Luemon never thought there would come a day when you would agree with me."
Satori says it with utmost pleasure in his voice.
He then walks toward Luemon quickly."So you do agree that you are just a disgust on demon's name. Well, I thought you are too pathetic to be left alive but looks like you are indeed an honorable demon. You finally realize it too. Let's hurry and end you up before you get any---"Wham.
Luemon gives a heavy blow to Satori on his head."Argh."
Satori starts moaning in pain"What are doing?"
Satori shouts those words at Luemon."That's my line. You disgusting trash."
Luemon retorts."Oh! She looks better now."
Le'en says it seeing Luemon back on her two feet all well.
"But I don't think we can say the same thing for Satori.""Argh...S-stop it."
Satori is screaming in pain."L-Looks like you are right."
Le'en says it with concern in her voice.
Le'en says it to stop Luemon.
Fight...she says? Seems like a massacre to me though. One-sided that is."Okay! Let's stop here. You can't massacre him here."
I also joined in to stop the fig--massacre."Okay! Just because Le'en said I am leaving you this time."
So, my words neither have any value nor impact in them.
Nonetheless, Luemon stops the fig---massacre she was doing."Maybe you should take a rest and after that, we will continue---"
Le'en wasn't finished saying when Luemon cut her in between.
"No need.""What? You want to continue---"
Again Luemon cut her in between"No."
Le'en says it with confusion covering her face."Just cancel it. No need to continue any further. 90% of my brain cells are already dead."
Is she for real?"So, in the demise of that 90% of my brain cells and for those 10% brain cells who survived. Let's stop here."
"A-Are you sure is it okay to stop here?"
Luemon gives her reason."Yes. You are right. I don't want anyone to die in my library. If someone dies in my library other demons might stop coming here and start hating books. In the worst-case scenario, this library might get demolished."
Le'en at first had concern in her voice but till she reached the end that concern turned into fear.
For her, the library is more important than some demons life. And no one starts hating books just because someone died in the library.In a normal situation, I would have opposed her but...
"Yes, you are right. we should dispose of him as soon as possible. That's the best thing we can do for this garbage eating maggot's shit.""Y-You bastards...how dare...how dare of you to think of me something like that?"
Satori tries to say in anger but his condition isn't allowing him to do so."Tch."(×2)
Both I and Luemon show our displeasure at the same time seeing Satori trying to stand back on his feet.Unluckily he is still alive, somehow? I hope he dies.
Then suddenly out of the blue, a fist comes at me. Satori hits me hard on my head."Argh...Hey! What's that for? Have her beatings left you with partial brain damage you idiot demon."
I shout those words towards Satori in anger."No, my brain is still fine too bad for you. And While I was lying there knocked out what the--"
"Now, why th---""I can hear your thoughts, you moron."
What a troublesome power. Isn't it too good for someone like---
Smack."Didn't you hear what I just said? I can hear your thoughts, you idiot."
"Not my problem. And why the hell are even listening to my thoughts? I am thinking it in my mind, my personal space and you can't just come in and start reading my thoughts like it's nothing.""All of you. First, it was Luemon and Satori and now not you too Yukio. This is a library you should stop this and keep it quiet, while you are in here."
Le'en says it.
We both look at Le'en."Sorry."(*2)
Luemon says."I am all tired. Not even one day has passed and it's like this. I don't know how long I'll be able to continue this."
Just die if you don't want t---
Satori gives me a death glare. I thought it on purpose anyway.I averted my gaze from him and started whistling.
Luemon says it.
After that, we all started moving toward the gates. Seeing us going back Le'en gives us a concerned look."What happened Le'en? You look worried."
"A-Ah! Do I?""Yes. You look like something is bugging you."
"Don't worry I will be fine..."
Then I looked toward satori and Luemon and instantly came to a realization that---"...Maybe you are right. I should understand the basics."
Luemon questions me."No."
I replied without thinking once."Fast. Seriously and here I thought we could be could friends."
Luemon says it with a bit of sorrow in her words."But, I don't mind...coming with you."
Seeing her saddened face made me say those words.
A smile covers Luemon face."Yes, don't worry. My father always says 'the knowledge from books is not enough for one to survive in the netherworld, you need something more than just knowledge."
Luemon says it ensures that Le'en doesn't worry about me."Maybe I will be alright with them. so, don't worry about me."
I say it Le'en to which she replies with a smile.
After that, we left the library. Both Satori, Luemon and I are now walking in the corridors. In few moments I will see what the netherworld is really like. From the moment I came here, I saw weird demons, idiot demons and cute demons.
The netherworld is already Different from what I had heard. So, it is kind of exciting for me. Will the netherworld turn out to be what humans think it to be or will it be a place..wait, I already the what kind of place the netherworld is going to be, because Le'en mentioned it while explaining about the demi-humans.
It feels like I am a little kid who is going to an amusement park for the very first time. But still, I am excited to see it with my very own eyes.