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Sin spread his Mana throughout the Wolf God Clan, sensing the huge progress everyone has made in two years, Sin was thoroughly shocked and pleased. The Wolf God Clan, Vermilion Bird and Phoenix Heart Clans became one big family. All the elders, warriors, and children mixed together perfectly. There were no disputes between them, everyone was working towards equal goals. And at the very center of the shopping district, there was a statue of Mystic Blade Empress erected.
Sin stealthily snuck into the Martial Hall, there were millions inside sparring, training, deriving the Primordial Chaos and Major Destruction laws within. After inspecting the Martial Hall, Sin went onto inspecting the Dungeon that made him break the bank.
Sin made his rounds through the Wolf God Clan, the surrounding 1,800 miles had become land exclusive to them. Sin noticed there were various portals set up, one he knew was connected to the Capital City, but the others he was unsure of. However, there seemed to be no harm done, so Sin put the worries out of his mind.
After locking onto Alannahs and Samaras positions with his Mana, Sin cloaked his own Mana and bloodline with his Rebirth Essence. When Sin appeared, he saw both Alannah and Samara sparring together. His two little girls had grown so much in just 2 years time, they had both grown to be taller than 4 feet. Combat robes wrapped around their bodies, the mere pressure from their spar alone was enough to make Sin sweat. His precious daughters were two little monsters!
After sitting there silently for a hour watching his daughters spar together. They had both decided to take a break, and get some lunch. Just as they turned their backs, and were ready to leave their training field. Sins voice echoed out behind them, they stood still in shock as if they were nails hammed into the ground.
"You have grown so much my daughters."
Alannah and Samara stood in place with disbelief, as if they were nails hammered into the ground. Quickly both of the girls turned around, when they saw Sins smile on his face, felt his Mana and their bloodline connecting once again. All disbelief was erased from their minds.
Alannah shot forward at top speed, when Alannah was about three kilometres away from Sin, she jumped and launched herself flying forwards. Sin caught Alannah like a football, and spinned Alannah in the air multiple times. For the first time in two and a half years, Alannah let out cheerful laughter that hasn't been heard since her papas and mothers absence.
Alannah wrapped her arms around Sin, and her wings sprouted from her back, tightly wrapping around Sins neck. Alannah whispered into her papas ears.
"Papa we missed you so much! Samara has had a really hard time without you and mom over this period of time, please go and spend more time with Samara to help calm her."
Sin hugged Alannah tightly and gave her a kiss on her forehead. Sin said with a shaky voice. "I am sorry you have had to be so strong Alannah, papa promises he will never make the same mistakes again." Sin gently put Alannah back on the ground.
Sin walked towards Samara, when he was halfway there, Samaras nine tails became agitated. Her hands balled up into fists, and tears began streaming down her eyes.
"I hate you your a bad papa! Get away from me! It's all your fault we had to cry ourselves to sleep for the last two and a half years! It's your fault mom died! It's your fault for being prideful!" Samara screamed her heart out, her yells were so loud they spread out throughout the entire Wolf God Clan. Over 90,000,000 people heard the pain in Samaras voice, the sadness, grievance, and hate she felt towards her papa.
Samara flashed away, leaving Sin stuck in place like a stone statue. Knowing that Samara was right in everything she just said. Sin sighed to himself and shook his head.
Alannah appeared beside Sin and held his hand with both of hers. "Samara doesn't truly hate you papa, she knows you did what you had to so you could protect us. Samaras just overwhelmed with emotions right now, every night when she would sleep, she would call out for you. Often times her nightmares would wake her up, the only way to calm her down was for me to gently comb her hair with my hands."
Sin knelt down and took out a bowl of food from his inventory, using his Sacred Flame Sin heated it up to the perfect temperature for Alannah. Sin reached out and ruffled Alannahs hair and said.
"I am very sorry Alannah, it must've been so hard on you my little girl. Papa is sorry for being a useless man, for now here is the stir fry you loved so much. I will make a proper and nutritious supper tonight when I bring Samara back with me."
Alannah saw Sins eyes, then she began to finally cry herself. This little girl had been strong for so long to be the tower of support for Samara and herself, now she couldn't keep herself in check anymore seeing her papas white, and lifeless eyes.
"Papa i'm also sorry for hiding my power, if I wasn't so afraid. Things could be different, you wouldn't have become a Shura, nor would you have lost your eyesight."
Sin raised his finger to Alannahs mouth, kissing her on her forehead and wiping her tears away.
"Nothing is your fault Alannah, it is your papas fault for being prideful and stubborn. I better go and try to appease Samara."
Sin placed his hand on Alannahs shoulder, and with his Mystic Energy transferred Alannah to their home. Sin quickly stood up and flashed away like a sudden gust of wind. Within two flashes, Sin crossed 750 miles appearing in the back mountains where Samara first hatched from her egg.
When Sin was 75 feet away, he saw Samara holding herself together in a tight nit little ball. Her tails wrapped around her forming a wall, she wrapped her arms around her knees up to her chest. Resting her head on her arms, Samaras tears were flowing like a raging tsunami. She had finally seen the papa she missed and loved so much, but there was so much anger, grief, and hate towards her papa that Samara didn't know what to feel.
Samara heard the crumpling of leaves underneath Sins combat boots, when she looked up and saw her papa was only 5 feet away in front of her, she became agitated. Her nine tails began whipping and lashing about in a frenzy. Samara yelled out everything she held in her heart.
"Everything is your fault papa! I hate you, I miss mom, I missed you, I love you. You left us to fend for ourselves for two and a half years! Although we had so many loving people around us, they could NEVER replace my papa or mom! It's all your fault, ALL YOUR FAULT!"
Samaras figure began interchanging between her human form, and her beast form as she cried her little heart out. The huge disruption to her emotions, shocked her very core. Making her unable to control herself.
Sin came forward and knelt down in front of Samara. This however, just worked to adding more oil to the already raging fire.
Samaras tails began whipping Sin which emitted sharp "Cracks!" and various "Wuh-PSSSSH" like sounds Sin bared all of this pain, sadness, and hate of Samaras. Not once did Sin move, nor did he wince or make a sound. Sin reached his hand out to hug Samara into his embrace, this entailed to her biting through Sins formidable physique with her teeth. Sin used his remaining arm to bring Samara into her embrace.
When Samara was hugged into Sins embrace, her fury erupted as she began pounding her fists on Sins chest.
"I HATE YOU! WHY DID YOU HAVE TO LEAVE US LIKE THAT!? WHY COULDN'T YOU PROTECT MOM!?"
The sound of Samaras fists smashing her papas chest echoed out throughout the back mountain, all the birds flew off the trees in a hurry. All the other forest creatures began scurrying away, in fear of their guardians fury.
After three full hours, Samara stopped herself from whipping, and pounding her papas chest. When she looked at Sins beet red chest, and all the deep gashes left on his body. Samara cried loudly, she exhaustively looked into Sins eyes. When Samara saw her papas dull eyes, she began frantically waving her hands right in front of his face. Samara eagerly watched hoping her papas eyes would follow her hands. But to her disappointment, Sins eyes remained still as if missing everything right in front of him.
Samara began injecting all kinds of healing magic into Sins eyes. Try and try continuously as she did, nothing could bring back the luster and gleam her papas eyes once had.
"Papa your eyesight is gone!?" Samara asked with deep guilt.
Sin used his hand and began combing Samaras long silky hair.
"It is not a big loss Samara. It was a small price to pay for my inadequacy."
Samara rebutted back. "It is a big deal papa! You will never be able to see how I look again, you won't be able to see me when I am all grown up! Alannah and I have have become taller, you won't be able to see moms beauty anymore!"
Sin wiped the tears away from the edges of Samaras eyes.
"Samara sweetheart don't worry about papa. I don't deserve it, nor do I deserve to be forgiven. Papa has been absent, and was unable to protect yours, and Alannahs happiness. No matter how I tried, I was too weak to protect anyone. I'm sorry for that Samara, your happiness was compromised because of papa."
Samara felt the grief within Sins words, and his own powerlessness over the past events. Finally having been calmed down, Samaras eyes were starting to get heavy. The outburst of emotions exhausted her. Samara rested her head up against Sins chest, and began listening to her papas heart beat. With a voice full of pleading, Samara asked.
"Papa are you going to be by my side when I wake up?"
Sin held out his pinky finger in front of Samara and said. "Wrap your pinky finger around mine."
Samara did as she was told, and wrapped her pinky finger around her papas.
"This is my promise to you, papa will be by your side when you wake up."
Samara smiled before she closed her eyes with a peaceful look on her face. "Please don't leave ever again papa, I don't want to feel lonely like that ever again!"
Sin stood up and carried Samara in a princess hold up against his chest. Leaning his head down, Sin affectionately kissed Samaras forehead. Sin flashed as he appeared in his home, that had been left untouched for two and a half years. Sin looked around sentimentally, but flashed up to his room faster than lightning. Using his Mana, Sin folded the blanket down halfway his and Meralas bed.
Gently placing the sleeping Samara onto the bed, Sin pulled the blanket up and covered Samaras with it. Bending down and giving Samara one more kiss on her forehead, Sin backed away and sat on the floor with his back against the wall.
Alannah flashed into the room, seeing the peaceful look on Samaras sleeping face. Alannahs eyes became gentle and tender. Sitting down on the ground between her papas legs, Alannah reclined as she laid her head on Sins chest.
"It would seem you managed to calm Samara down." Alannah used her Mana to scan Sins body and saw her papas beet red chest, and all the gashes on his body. Alannah couldn't help but ask. "Why haven't you let yourself recover?"
Sin ruffled Alannahs hair. "It's a reminder that I need to be a better papa to the both of you."
Sin then asked. "Alannah be honest with papa, do you hate me for my absence and the pain I caused you?"
Alannah was like a cat that just had its tail stepped on. She jumped up and pointed at Sin without controlling her voice.
"Of course I don't hate papa! Papa is the best in the world! You, yourself know you did what you thought was right to protect all of us. Look at me and Samara now! We are in one piece aren't we? Sure some days are harder than others, but we knew you were alive, and that is all that mattered to us. Every day we could feel your cultivation getting stronger, and we felt your endless love for us despite the distance of various worlds! There is no way I can hate my papa!"
"You push yourself too hard papa, you bear all the weight on your shoulders alone! If you would've let us help back then, I could have easily killed Solarus and everyone else present. You did things the way you thought were right for yourself, but what about us? How did that affect us for the last two and a half years!?"
Sin weakly voice out. "I'm sorry Alannah, you two little princesses mean everything to me. I'm sorry you two had to suffer because of your papas selfishness. I'm sorry I couldn't protect your mother, or big sister Jasmine."
Alannah pouted angrily, she raised her hand and slapped Sin across the face.
"PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER PAPA! Stop mourning the past, what's happened is already done and over with. What matters now is that you learn from your mistakes. And that you NEVER do anything so selfish like that ever again!"
After Alannah had her loud outburst, Samara began getting restless in her sleep. She began tossing and turning, her peaceful look was replaced with a sour and sad look.
"Papa don't leave me again."
Samara called out in her sleep. Alannah quickly got onto Sins bed, Alannah cuddled Samara as she began combing her sisters hair. Within minutes, Samara had returned to her peaceful state.
Sin encompassed his daughters with Mana. Seeing all this happen with his Mana, Sin felt completely heart broken and a complete failure. But both Alannah and Samara were without a doubt right. Sin still needed to improve himself as a man, a husband, as the Wolf King. But the most important of all, as a father.
Sin only calculated his own consequences, but not how they would have effects on those around him. This was something prevalent even on Earth, and something he himself struggled with.
All the exhaustion suppressed by Sin overflowed. With heavy eyes, Sin fell asleep.
Soon five hours passed by, when Sin awoke from his much deserved rest, Sin looked down. Unknown to him, or any pings from his Mana making him aware.
Alannah and Samara had both cuddled up into their papas chest. Sin with his hands, began combing both of his daughters hair. Shortly after both of them woke up.
"How did my girls sleep? Are the both of you hungry?" Sin asked lovingly.
Before the girls could answer, their stomachs rumbled loudly answering for them.
Alannah and Samara both blushed slightly embarrassed.
Sin stood up carefully, with both daughters in his arms. Sin made his way downstairs into the kitchen.
Seeing how everything remained the exact same as he left home. Sin couldn't help but remember all of his laughter, and love he felt for and from Merala.
[Two and a half years ago, this was my sanctuary. Now it feels foreign.] Sin thought to himself.
Hearing his daughters massive order for supper, Sin quickly got into chef mode and began cooking like a madman.
After a hour had passed, Sin had their dining room full to the brim with tables of food. Before they had dinner together as a family, Sin decided to initiate a tradition from Earth.
With both daughters sitting side by side himself, Sin held their hands as he told them to close their eyes. Starting it off, Sin said aloud.
"I give my most sincere thanks to the higher beings out there. Thank you for giving me a second lease on life, and thank you for allowing me to come back to my precious daughters. I know as a man, father, husband, and as Wolf King. I have many areas to further improve on, especially myself. Thank you again for a second shot at life, you don't truly realize how precious something is until it falls out of your hands."
Alannah and Samara were all smiles, their pent up grief for their papa was beginning to wash away. Since they were already told in advance what this tradition is. Samara was second to go.
"Thank you to the higher beings for my loving papa, mom and my sisters. Many good people have become family to me, although mom isn't here with us. I know what mom and papa sacrificed wasn't easy, and I am sorry to let myself harbor hate for my papa and mom."
Sin unconsciously squeezed Samaras and Alannahs hands tighter. These little girls, were one of the main driving forces for his recovery and self improvement.
Lastly it was Alannahs turn.
"Thank you to the higher beings for my loving papa, mom and sisters. Papa, mom, Samara, and uncle Midnight love me unconditionally. Even knowing my hidden gifts, they never once mistreated me or singled me out. I was afraid coming into my family when I was given life. But everyone loved me so much, and proved it doesn't matter how you become family. Love and bonds are the most important of all. Thank you for my family."
Sin, Alannah, and Samara shared a minute of silence. Feeling their shared love and bloodline, it was a blessing that not everyone gets the chance to have. No longer would Sin take these peaceful moments for granted.
"Dig in my daughters, papa has cooked a huge feast tonight!"
Alannah and Samara dove into their food, as if like two miniature black holes in their stomachs. The whole tables of food that could feed a family of 35, was devoured within a half hour.
Sin was lugging the dishes back to the kitchen, just as he was about to start washing them. Alannah and Samara formed a organized and neat relay chain.
Alannah passed the plates to Sin, Sin would wash them, then he would pass them to Samara for drying and putting away. Just like that, ten minutes passed and the dishes were done.
Alannah and Samars were holding hands together, they used their cutest puppy eyes and said together. "Papa we want to play video games!"
Sin smiled. "You have 1 hour, then it's bath and bed time."
Both girls called out happily in delight. "Papa is the best!" They quickly ran off into the living room and started the Playstation 4.
Just as Sin was going to head upstairs, he heard knocking on the door. Walking towards and opening the door, Zenith was standing there with a plate of desserts.
"Hey Midnight, my wife baked some desserts and we have some left over. We thought Alannah and Samara would like them."
Sins eyes literally shot out of their sockets before he exclaimed.
"Mother fucker, when did your single skinny ass get a wife!?"
Zenith was stunned, then it clicked in all of a sudden.
"You mother fucker Si-"
Before Zenith could finish, Sin pulled him inside before the disturbance caught too much attention.
When inside, Zenith raged.
"You mother fucking traitor, how long have you been back for!? And when were you gonna visit your brother you asshole!"
Zenith exclaimed loudly with a wide smile on his face. Both Sin and Zenith bear hugged each other, the brothership they built was impressive.
Sin took Zenith out to the back porch, with a bottle of Drambuie and Grand Mariner Triple Orange, Sin and Zenith had many drinks together and caught up.
After Samaras and Alannahs one hour gametime was up, Samara suddenly spoke up.
"Alannah it's been one hour, its bath time with papa now!"
Alannah stealthily sneaked to the back door, hearing Zenith and Sin catching up with each other. Alannah smiled mischievously before returning to Samara.
"Don't worry about it. Papa and uncle Zenith are catching up with each other. They won't notice the passing time."
Samara smiled full of cheer. "Hell yeah more game time!"
Alannah rushed forward with a finger on Samaras lips and said.
"Shhhhh, we can't alert them!"
After another hour passed, and the stars and moon were long hanging up in the sky. It finally dawned on Sin.
"Shit! I got so caught up catching up with you brother, Its way past Alannahs and Samaras gametime!"
Zenith smiled seeing the Sin he remembered hadn't changed a single bit. Zenith stood up and nearly fell off the back deck.
"I best be going home before my wife comes knocking in a tantrum."
Sin laughed watching how drunk Zenith was.
"Try not to stumble on your way home brother." Sin and Zenith clasped each others wrists before Zenith jumped the fence, and fell face first.
"Try not to eat shit looking cool next time you drunk fuck!" Sin hollered out in mighty laughter.
After walking back inside, Sin called out.
"Samara, Alannah its bath time!"
Samara and Alannah saved their game, then ran up the stairs in excitement. It was the first time in two and a half years their papa would bathe them.
After spending 30 minutes, Sin dried them and had the girls put on a fresh pair of pajamas. After carrying both girls into their room, Alannah and Samara asked.
"Papa can we sleep with you tonight? Please just for tonight!" Knowing their papa was a sucker for puppy eyes, it worked with flying colours.
"Alright, I know the both of you are using your puppy eyes again. Yes you can sleep with me tonight." Sin said.
Bringing the girls back to his and Meralas room, Sin made his bed with a fresh pair of bed sheets. After that was done, Sin turned his radio on and played Digital Daggers on low volume.
After getting into bed with the pillows over top his right arm, Alannah and Samara cuddled into each other, up against Sins chest.
Sin gave each of his girls a kiss goodnight, and began reciting various bedtime stories. After a period of time passed by, and hearing their calm breathing.
Sin whispered quietly. "Goodnight my precious daughters, I love you." Shortly after Sin followed his daughters into the dream land.
Throughout the night, both Alannah and Samara had awoken many times. To these two little girls, they dreamed of their papa coming back home to them every day. Even though they knew they were in their papas loving embrace. They were also scared of it being a bad nightmare, that they haven't awoken from.
After sleeping past his internal alarm clock. Sin lazily woke up, sensing his daughters were still in a deep sleep. Sin didn't move a single inch. There was no way he was waking his girls from their peaceful sleep.
Two hours passed by, and it was 8 am now. Both girls began stretching out as they woke up.
"Good morning my little princesses."
Hearing their papas loving words, both smiled brightly before replying back in unison.
"Good morning papa!"
Sin got out of bed and jumped into the shower quickly. While showering, Sin couldn't help but remember all the times he and Merala shared this very shower together. They were times of bliss, although temporarily gone, they would surely be back soon.
After coming out, he heard Alannah and Samara giggling like two crack heads who found a 100$ bill. Using his Mana, Sin saw both of them were smashing each other in the face with pillows.
"Who's hungry?" Sin called out.
"We are!" Both girls chimed in unison. Soon they got themselves dressed. Just like two bats out of hell, Alannah and Samara ran out of the room jumping on the railing, and rode with style down onto the main floor.
"Be careful pulling stunts like that girls!" Sin called out as he was making his way downstairs.
Soon he heard the beep of the PlayStation 4 turning on, that was his cue to start cooking breakfast before his girls became ravenous monsters.
Alannah and Samara were so engrossed in their game. It wasn't until Sin tickled the hell out of them, that they realized breakfast was ready.
After eating, both girls yelled as they ran out of the house.
"We are going to train in the dungeon papa!"
Elder Rein who was nearby, with his wife and son overheard the girls exclamation. A fire burned in Reins eyes as he hammered on the door with unconcealed excitement.
Sin came to the door, and when Rein saw the real Wolf King he shouted aloud.
"By the ancestors, Wolf King Sin you're truly back!"
Sin smiled hearing this voice.
"Good day Elder Rein, I am happy to hear your joy seeing me in person again. But can you be a little more quiet? I don't want to break the common belief, without truly being able to remain here."
Rein bowed respectfully and said. "My apologies Wolf King, I was so caught up in knowing my liege was still alive and in good shape."
Then Rein took a closer look at Sins face and noticed his eyes.
"Wolf King, your eyes?" Rein asked questioningly.
"The price for my inadequacy." Sin replied.
How is your wife and child doing Rein? Sin asked.
Rein brought his wife and son over.
"Honey, Tanner this is Wolf King Sin. Wolf King wanted to come and congratulate us, but with his severe injuries he wasn't able to make it."
Rein's wife smiled. "Thank you for your sincerity Wolf King. It brings great honour knowing you wanted to celebrate the miracle of life with us."
Sin smiled back. "It is my honour to share the good and bad with my family here. I regret not having that chance. But as I once said to Rein, I would prepare gifts. I apologize for the late gifts."
Sin took out various bags from his inventory. "Hopefully I have not made any offence."
After taking the gifts, Rein, his wife and son thanked Sin.
"Thank you Wolf King, this is truly a very kin-"
Sin raised his hand stopping them. "I understand, but like I said I will share the good and bad with my family. Please don't feel the need to be so reserved in private. Treat me as you would any one of your good friends."
Rein, his wife and child happily left shortly after. After they had left, Sin sighed to himself.
"It has now been two and a half years, I really hope Kirala doesn't straight out cap my ass."
After preparing himself for god knows what, Sin encompassed the Wolf God Clan with his Mana. After sensing where Kirala was, Sin flashed out of his house and quickly appeared in front of Kiralas lounging. After standing there like an idiot for twenty minutes, Sin grew a pair and knocked on Kiralas door.
The moment he heard the footsteps coming closer, Sin swore he could feel his balls fly up to the back of his throat. When he heard the door open, and felt Kiralas heavy emotional state. Sin dropped his head unable to 'look' at Kirala even without his eyesight.
Sin kowtowed and began banging his head. "I'm sorry I couldn't protect Merala. If you so wish to make my head roll to appease yourself, I will pay that price."
Kirala picked Sin up off the ground, then her fist flew out and smashed into Sins chest with a raging fury. Pulling Sin inside, Kirala began beating the bloody hell out of Sin in private.
"MOTHER FUCKER! How long were you planning to take before you showed up huh!? Myself and Sirius left our daughter in your 'capable' hands, and you couldn't even protect her! Do you know how much those girls of yours cried in my arms? Do you know how hard it was to explain to them, their mom was dead, but she would be coming back to life in a couple of years!?"
Sin took each fist of Kiralas, despite hearing his own bones crunch and break from the weight of Kiralas fists. Not once did Sin allow himself to back away, this was his way of atoning. While it would never truly wash away, Sin could at least let others appease their own hate in this way.
After Kirala had her share of beating Sin black and blue. Kirala pulled out a gatorade bottle, Sin began heavily sweating more than he was during his beating. Sin assumed she was now rejuvenating herself for round two of his ass whopping.
"Why are you looking like i'm about to give you a second round of ass whooping? I've vented now, let us catch up over the events that transpired. While I was, and still am pissed off. I just like anyone else, saw the events that transpired. When I arrived to protect Merala, your girls and the Vermilion Bird Clan. I was stopped by my own past enemies, I was heavily injured and powerlessly watched from a distance as my own daughter was killed. I felt helpless, aggrieved and worthless. I couldn't protect Sirius' little angel who he loved so much. Then I saw you become a Shura, and how you wiped out 30 Gods, and then fought so bravely against the Demon Lord. I wished to be there massacring as crazed as you were. But I was far too weak, and still am. It's such a harsh feeling to bear."
"I know what has happened cannot be reversed. Luckily through many boons and interventions, I was able to prepare for every worst case scenario I could think of at that time. I wished to protect everyone's life in my own way, in the long run it nearly caused total annihilation for our clans, and the capital cities lifeline. Even worse than that, all life in Desolate Kingdom truly could've been wiped clean by Solarus and his forces." Sin said.
Sin took out a bottle of Hine Rare VSOP from his inventory and some glasses. "Care to share a couple of drinks with me?"
"Sure, I could use a drink. It has been sometime since my last with Sirius." Kirala said.
After Sin had filled Kiralas glass to the top, Kirala bottomed it without reservation.
"Damn that's some good stuff!" Kirala exclaimed licking her lips as she savored the flavour. After downing the bottle to herself, Kirala had begun getting tipsy.
"You know Sin, you people from Earth are really something. Although we're from different worlds, galaxies even. Both you and Sirius are both excellent men, I know that a lot weighs heavily in your heart. But just like Sirius once was, you're starting to show signs of discarding your selfish nature. Us locals aren't innocent in this world by any means, but the amount of progress you have made is astonishing. Not many people have a compassionate heart like you do for loved ones and friends."
Sin smiled self-deprecatingly. "I am nothing special Kirala, there are plenty of people from Earth who play the hand of God. Enough of that for now though, what would you like to know about Earth? Maybe I can feel in the gaps since Sirius' times?"
Kirala had a long and thoughtful look on her face. After a minute passed, Kirala suddenly asked.
"What is the environment like on Earth? In Desolate Kingdom, we do not have a moon, nor does it rain. Our environment is rich of natural energy, and has 1.5% of contaminating natural pollutants. What does the real moon look like? Sirius use to say all the time how insignificant he felt below it."
Sin answered right away without needing any time to think. "Well on Earth, there are many big companies and industries. These industries do illegal dumpings into the ocean, and the very earth itself we walk on. This causes our environment to be plagued with pollution, and makes my home lack many natural habitats, and ecosystems like here in Desolate Kingdom."
"As for the moon, well that I do not know how to explain it a whole lot myself. I never had an interest in studying it, but to make it simple. After the sun goes down, the moon comes out at night. Essentially it is just one big round ball, and radiates moonlight allowing us to have some vision at night. The moon itself is a celestial body like the sun, it is very easy to feel your existence is worthless underneath it."
While enjoying his conversation with Kirala, Sin suddenly felt a deep palpitation of danger within his heart. Before he could react to it, a loud beast roar was heard within the the Wolf God Clans territory.
The roar shocked everyone within the Clan, ever since the emergence of this dungeon two and a half years ago. It has brought boundless wealth and prosperity, but it also brought its own dangers and risks with it.
All of the dungeon diving teams were forcefully booted out of the dungeon. A vast purple portal appeared in the sky above the Wolf God Clan. A figure appeared, after revealing itself it was a low rank Dungeon Guardian, three long horns sprouted from its head. The aura it emitted made everyone want to prostrate and revere him. The figure was dripping in blood, chunks of flesh, guts, and organs.
The Dungeon Guardians voice reverberated throughout the land, stretching out as far as to the capital city.
"So this is the land of these pesky ants who've been killing my monsters inside the dungeon. Bring out your leader right now! If not I will kill these three brats before all of you!"
The three figures that were revealed were Alannah, Samara and Lan. They were trapped inside of a locking formation, but their voice could still be heard.
"Listen here you limp dick asshole! It's not our fault you invaded our dungeon, and it's also not our fault you have whiskey dick and couldn't please your wife!" Alannah yelled out making all of those who heard it laugh.
This was something Sin had once taught her, if you can disrupt your opponents mental state, you have already secured victory. However, this was a different scenario altogether. This Dungeon Guardian had a clear mind, Alannahs words had just fueled the guardians anger, giving her the opposite of what she wanted to achieve by berating it.
The Dungeon Guardian snapped its fingers, hundreds of thousands of beast roars were heard quickly approaching. Afterwards the Dungeon Guardian took out a thin blade, it was both flexible and sharp. When the speed was able to reach its maximum, the sword itself would slither like a snake. Making it a very delicate, but also frightening display of a sword dancing.
Just as it had reached top speed and was about to slash through killing Alannah, Samara and Lan. Sin appeared in front of the blade, without so much as releasing any life or power from his body. Sin reached out and caught the tip of the blade between his fingers.
The Dungeon Guardian was nearly given a heart attack, despite his overwhelming strength and refined senses. Sin had snuck past every single barrier of his, he would truly be a dead man if Sin hadn't saved his daughters and disciple.
Applying pressure on the tip of the blade, Sin ground it into powder between his hands.
Sins analyze began doing its job.
Name: Lower Dungeon Guardian Sleipnir [Infant]
"You had best get the fuck out of my clan if you want to live!" Sin bellowed loudly, that alone was able to make the ground rumble, leaving cracks embedded in its surface.
"Everybody has their demons, and to bring out that scary being from inside me, by daring to take my daughters and disciples life. You're playing with a raging fire that's going to burn yourself!"
Sins body ignited like an infernal hell when his eyes opened, the sclera was pitch black while his eyes were a deep crimson red. Black, gold, and white-blue flame tattoos covered his body from head to toe. Pulling Kaiser out of his sheath a tremendous change occurred. Kaisers colour changed to a metallic purple, and began radiating a crimson-black flame around itself.
Multi coloured flaming wings spread from Sins back. "You have got a lot of nerve waltzing in and disturbing the peace of my family!"
Sin then punched the locking formation shattering it, enveloping his daughters and disciple within his Mana, Sin transferred them to the ground and healed all their injuries.
"Listen up everyone! Go crazy and kill all dungeon beasts that dare to walk out of the portal. This fucker here is my prey!"
Sin toggled on both passive functions of his Emperors aura, buffing ally stats, Sword, and Sword Heart techniques by 25% then debuffing the assailants with -25% stats, sword and Sword Heart techniques.
Everyone within the Wolf God Clans boundaries were surrounded by golden rings, where as Sleipnir and the dungeon beasts were surrounded by black rings.
Sin launched himself forward, leaving a blazing arc of crimson-black flame as he clashed with Sleipnirs weapon. Taking out the last spare weapon from his inventory, Sin fueled all of his Sacred Flames into it. The surging flames extended like a cover over the blade melting the steel of the weapon.
Slashing down with his left hand, the blazing inferno cut into Sleipnir, burning the organs and blood inside. Sleipnirs bestial nature activated, and the guardians body began expanding becoming seven metres tall. Punching out its fist, Sin purposely took the full brunt of the attack with his fleshly body.
Sin remained hovering in the exact same position. Throwing away the remnant of his spare weapon, Sin flashed out of his position, reappearing in the middle of Sleipnirs breast. Sin punched out with his now freed up left hand, a loud and sharp "KRUCK" was heard as the bones in Sleipnirs chest broke under the force of Sins punch.
Sleipnir was blasted backwards, and crashed into the mountain face hundreds of kilometres away from the Wolf God Clan. Sin lackadaisically flew forward in chase, after arriving and seeing the forever reaching deep hole. Sin called out in provocation.
"Yoo hoo, mister Guardian are you still alive in there?"
After a couple of seconds passed, Sin skidded left and right avoiding two blade beams aimed to sever his arms.
"I take that as a yes, good talk!" Sin called out in reply to the attacks he just dodged.
"Shut up, you stupid human! Your presumptuous if you think you can get away with mocking my holy bloodline!" Sleipnir came flying out of the pit in a self consumed rage.
Sin was currently digging out the wax of his left ear with his pinky. Looking at it and scrunching his face in disgust, Sin flicked it off his finger.
Sleipnir bellowed losing the last grips of his own sanity. Sin smiled seeing this reaction, putting Kaiser back into its sheath. Sin spoke with power.
"You have already lost!"
Flower petals rushed out of Sins clothes, soon the surrounding became pitch black. Three long never ending rows of swords emerged from the ground within the Sword Realm that Sin had created. Slapping both of his opened palms together, both rows of Swords began dissolving turning into a flurry of flower petals and sword lights.
[Ballad Of The Mystic Blade Empress!]
The flower petals cut through Sleipnirs physique like a hot knife through butter. Soon the Sword Realm had been washed with blood.
Sleipnir roared helplessly and in rage, he was a mighty Dungeon Guardian! The dungeon had chosen him as the harbinger to conquer other dungeons, and integrate becoming a part of the Arcane Rift, the originator of all dungeons.
"I will not die here! I have a glorious destiny awaiting me!" Sleipnir bellowed as he rushed towards Sin dual wielding a clone of his weapon.
Sins Withering Sword Dance erupted, forming a protective barrier around his body.
"You would have been a worthy opponent when I was crippled, but now your caliber is no longer in the same bracket as I!"
Snapping the fingers in both hands, the flower petals and sword lights dropped to the ground lifelessly. Just as Sleipnir was about to dice Sin into various pieces. Sins right hand glowed a faint pink colour. Twisting his body in various angles dodging the flurry of attacks. Sins hand palmed out into Sleipnirs chest, the pink light intensified before it materialized into a condensed beam of flower petals.
[Withering Blade Cannon!]
Sleipnirs body exploded, chunks of flesh and body pieces fell to the ground. Sleipnirs blood, and remaining organs inside his body evaporated from the pressure. Wiping off the blood from his face, and purifying the awakening third personality in himself. Sin cancelled his Sword Realm, taking the nuclei out of the pool of blood. Sin left with a beaming smile on his face. After all, nothing beats the sensation of looting your enemies after killing them.
Rushing back to the Wolf God Clan, Sin could hear the battle cries and the roars of dungeon beasts. Wrapping the surroundings with his Mana, Sin counted there to be more than 4,000,000 dungeon beasts and counting were still exiting the portal. Opposite to Sins train of thought, unlike in past MMORPGS he played. Killing the Dungeon Guardian didn't end the raid, it instead frenzied all of the dungeon beasts increasing their speed and strengthening them as they tunneled out.
Sin shouted a warning for all within Wolf God Clan to hear.
"Enshroud yourselves with your Mana quick! If you have trained in arrays, please shield your fellow friends and family!"
After Sins shout was spread throughout the Wolf God Clan. Sin began storing all of his Sword Qi in his Withering Sword Dance. Soon the flower petals and sword lights became berserk. All the flower petals and sword light combined, turning into three pink dragons.
[Withering Dragons Calamity!]
The three dragons exhaled a breath of condensed Sword Qi. Flower petals fell from the sky, every dungeon beast they landed on, or simply got blown past by the wind were instantly cut in half. The flower petals hungrily engulfed the corpses of the dungeon beasts leaving nothing behind.
Everyone in the Wolf God Clans territory let out a mighty battle cry. With the display of their Wolf Kings might, how could they remain struggling to survive the raid?
The warriors of the Phoenix Heart, Vermilion Bird, and Wolf God Clans formed various combat formations and links. Within one hour, the 4,000,000 dungeon beasts were cut down to 1,000,000 remaining. The entire time, Sin hovered in the sky acting as a guardian. Instead of forcefully wiping out the dungeon beasts from the beginning, Sin took this time to watch and evaluate the growth of the three clans.
Sin was not disappointed one bit, Sin memorized the looks of 325,000 youths with vast untapped potential. This wasn't counting the ones who were actively rushing into the portal, trimming the numbers from inside.
After 15 minutes passed, the beast raid had been quelled without any further hiccups. A loud notification rang in the ears of all present, and logs appeared in front of their eyes.
[Congratulations Wolf God Clan! You have successfully cleared the 20th Dungeon Beast Raid. The E Rank is now deemed insufficient enough of a trial. The future Dungeon Beast Raids have been increased to the D Rank. The next Dungeon Beast Raid is in 45 days.]
This next log was filled with scarlet context.
[!!!!! This Dungeon Beast Raid was unexpected due to return of the originator who planted the Dungeon Seed. The Dungeon has deemed the owner to be alive. The temporary ownership has been transferred from Midnight Reaper, back to the Wolf King! Please do not allow this mistake to happen again Wolf King, a calamity may befall in your continuous prolonged absence.]
After the notifications, and logs disappeared. A great disturbance was beginning to brew within the minds and hearts of the members. Some of the more keen to detail types quickly caught hold of the meaning. On many occasions they heard others call their Wolf King by title, and the elders in the know called him Midnight Reaper in public a couple times by mistake.
Sin heard all of the commotion going on below, knowing that his dungeon had basically slapped him in the balls. Sin sighed before he voiced out aloud.
"Many of you may be catching some keen details from the notification and logs that just passed. After cleaning up whatever damage was done, taking logistics and caring for the families of those that have died. The day after tomorrow will be another festival night, similar to two and a half years ago, instead this time will include ALL of our family and friends. But for now, please remain calm and let's work together to clean things up!"
After cleaning up the blood stains, corpses and repairing the broken buildings. Night time had fallen, Sin was at home cooking supper for his daughters.
Then out of the blue, he got a message from Midnight Reaper.
"Brother, I can only stall for six more days worth of time. The King Of Mercenary tournament is going to be in full swing by then."
"And also before I forget, do not forget that I am a being created from your despair and hidden demons. Today I felt a resurgence of the 'old' you awaken slightly. Please for the love of your daughters, wife, disciple, and Wolf God Clan. DO NOT become that monster, we paid a heavy enough price to revert you back to normal on Earth. A second time if that event were to repeat itself, I don't know if WE can survive it."
After they ate supper together, Alannah and Samara asked Sin one by one with excitement.
"Papa can you teach us the art of assassination?"
Sin was left shocked standing in place. Hurriedly trying to save themselves, the girls continued explaining.
"In the dungeon, there are many assassin type enemies as the Dungeon Seed had copied your strengths and weaknesses. There have been many times we nearly lost our life. And there have been many occasions where it would benefit us."
Sin wasn't one to say no right away.
"The both of you must realize, there are many assassin experts in our clans. And uncle Midnight has much to teach you both in that aspect." Sin replied.
The girls nodded their heads but still remained firm.
"We want to be taught by papa. We have become strong in the last two and a half years. We want to learn something that will always remind us of you. And so we can protect this growing family, and the friends we have made."
Sin had a thoughtful look on his face, after giving it some time Sin gave in to his girls.
"I will begin teaching the both of you after the planned festival. For now continue your regular training. But I truly am here on borrowed time, I will teach the both of you the basics, uncle Midnight will have to take over from there though."
Alannah and Samara were all smiles as they excitedly called out.
"Thank you papa, you're the best!"
After Sin finished washing the dishes, Sin took Alannah and Samara upstairs to bathe them. After tucking them into bed, and reciting bedtime stories. Sin left their room returning to his. Sitting down cross legged, Sin began cultivating with a clear and peaceful mind.
The next few chapters may be a bit of a slower pace until the King Of Mercenary competition begins. I hope y'all are ready for some major bombs to be dropped in the up-coming chapters.
A revelation of Sins parents, a fatal calamity that is unstoppable, the history of Desolate Kingdom, the world they're trapped in is but a "System?" Sins origins possibly?
Find out next time on Dragon Ba- Wolf King: Love That Transcends Worlds!
The next morning, Sin got out of cultivation at his normal time. Before getting the day started, Sin began working through the logs he had been putting off until now.
[Congratulations! You have successfully overcome the Ancient Manual Of Rebirths trials. You have shown great bravery, and an undying spirit like the solitary flame of a candle during a storm. Passing through the trials and diving into the true meaning of rebirth. You have succeeded in reaching the 4th tier of Rebirth.]
[Your Advanced Sword Mastery Level 1 has upgraded through levels 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10]
[Congratulations! Your Advanced Sword Mastery has upgraded to Master Sword Mastery.]
[Master Sword Mastery has upgraded through levels 1,2,3.]
[You have successfully returned to your peak condition before taking the Rebirth trials. Through your hardship the insane like training and self torture, you have been awarded additive status points.]
[Health has increased by 27,500 points. Mana has increased by 20,000 points. Strength has increased by 135 points, Intelligence has increased by 114 points, Agility has increased by 140 points, Dexterity has increased by 140 points, Physique has increased by 75 points.]
Sin then decided it was time to look at his status page after going through his logs.
Race: Human (?)
Race Rating:100 (?)
After going through his logs and status page, Sin began cooking breakfast ahead of time for Alannah and Samara. After their breakfast was set on plates. Sin then used a minor formation to trap the heat within, keeping the food both warm and still fresh. Sin wrote a note and left it in the middle of the various plates.
'Good morning my beautiful girls, I'm sorry not to be here when you wake up. Breakfast has been made, all you have to do is enjoy it. There is a lot I need to do during the day, I will also be working with all the chefs of our family to prepare for tomorrow's festival. Drop by the main kitchen hall for lunch and supper. Be safe and have a good day. -Papa'
Sin left his house and made his way down to the logistics department. Elder Maya was there with her wife overlooking the reports. Seeing as they were both head deep in reports, Sin knocked on the wall alerting them of his presence.
Maya and her wife quickly stood up and bowed to Sin. "Good morning Wolf King, sorry we have been going through the various reports and didn't notice you."
Sin waved his hand before speaking. "No need for the formalities when in private, thank you both for your work. When the both of you finish up, I want both of you to go back home relax and unwind. You have done enough work throughout the night, others will be here shortly to take over."
Elder Maya and her wife thanked Sin. "Thank you, we will finish the list of the reported dead, and their families and where they live."
"No rush, take your time. Thank you for your work overnight." Sin said as he sat down at a nearby table and began reading through other reports, problems, and concerns with his Mana. After an hour had passed, Adonis, Elder Rein and various others began pouring into the logistics department. As they were all enjoying their morning coffee, they had yet to take notice of Sins presence in the room.
Elder Maya dropped off the list of dead to Sin. "Here you are Sin, me and my wife will be taking our leave now."
Sin had been woken up from reading through various papers, taking the report Sin stood up from the table. "Thank you Maya, you and your wife go and get some much deserved time to relax."
Sin left the logistics department quietly so as not to cause a scene. Sin began making his rounds to the families of the deceased, and gave them compensation for their loved ones death. Midnight Reaper had followed the example Sin had set, this had created a much bigger united body within the clan. The families were saddened by their loss, and the compensation given was enough to let them live well. While this couldn't bring back the dead, it at least allowed Sin to take care of the families.
Sin began making his way to the main kitchen hall of the Wolf God Clan. When he entered there were 10,000 chefs running about preparing for tomorrow's festival. Sin gathered all the chefs present, asking their opinions on various dishes and their thoughts. Seeing as all of them were confident, Sin quickly went to the other kitchen halls to coordinate.
Sin returned to the main kitchen hall and began helping with the cooking, soon the morning passed over. Sin had been prepping for making lasagna, meatloaf, meat pie, and various other hearty dishes. During this time, Sin had made plates for both Alannah and Samara full to the brim with food.
Around 2 in the afternoon, Sin heard happiness and teasing in the kitchen staff's voice. This had signaled the arrival of Samara and Alannah. The girls brought a wave of joy and cheer wherever they went, they quickly ran over to Sin after seeing him hard at work.
"Papa we came for lunch!" they announced their arrival.
Sin smiled and passed over the premade plates of food. "Enjoy my girls, papa will be back later tonight."
Alannah and Samara cheered seeing the plates. Walking away, they stopped in mid stride and called out. "Papa don't forget your promise to teach us the art of assassination!"
Sin replied back. "I won't forget, you two better be prepared for it. I won't hold back when teaching the both of you."
With their papas confirmation, the girls left and enjoyed their lunch.
Soon the sun had fallen, after making his rounds to the other kitchen halls. Sin returned back home in hand with his girls. Samara and Alannah found a way to share their papas back together. Sin carried both of his girls back home, after bathing them and putting them to bed for the night. Sin returned to his room and began cultivating.
The night passed peacefully, Sin repeated the same as he did the day prior. Except this time he went straight to the kitchen hall, along his way he found a vast plot of land had been turned into a carnival. There were various snack booths, rides, mini games, stages built up. Sin could feel the excitement and cheer in the clan's atmosphere.
The children in the clan woke early, they were out running about and playing with each other. After making his way back into the kitchen hall, Sin was interrupted by the various other personnel inside.
"Wolf King thank you for your help yesterday, thanks to you we are way ahead of schedule. Without any disrespect, we ask that you leave the rest up to us. Enjoy the time with your daughters, go on some rides, and enjoy the day. I'm sure the clans people would love to see their Wolf King out and about, feasting and enjoying the activities with them as well."
Feeling the determination all the chefs had to 'kick' him out. Sin didn't make any fuss or muss about it. In fact, he actually felt relieved about being booted out. This would further give him time to spend with his girls, but considering it was still early in the morning. Sin began walking around the carnival area, looking to see if there was anywhere he could help with.
But just as how it was back in the kitchen hall, Sin had been shooed away and promised many times that things were under control. With nothing left to do, Sin returned back home until his girls woke up. Sitting cross legged in the living room, flower petals rushed out of Sins clothes. With no enemies or goal to kill, they just flitted about the room.
The Withering Sword Dance is an ability that attacks anything that moves within its area of effect. Sin was currently further practicing with it, using flower petals to move about within its area. After being able to reach a state of unity, it was quickly broken as the petals began raging against each other.
Sin calmed the flower petals, after a minute passed and they were on the floor. Sin flicked another petal out of his fingers into the air. Sin used the Sky essence, creating a small draft of wind that blew the petal about. The varied movement affected the other petals on the ground, but under Sins control they remained as they were. After the falling petal was just above the epicenter of the Withering Sword Dances area of effect. The sleeping petals could no longer be restrained.
Sin rinsed and repeated this process numerous times, the goal was simple. Teaching the Withering Sword Dance the difference between hostility, and no hostility. However, that would prove to be a much bigger project.
Two hours passed and Alannah and Samara woke up. They groggily came down the stairs, Alannah who was innately a mischievous child to begin with, immediately woke up after thinking about startling their papa. Alannah leaned over and whispered in Samara's ears.
"Shhhhh let's startle papa, he hasn't detected us yet."
Alannah and Samara quietly tip toed over to Sin. After they stood behind their papa for two minutes, confirming he was engrossed in his practice. They made their move.
Both Alannah and Samaras hands rushed out and patted their papas back.
Both girls yelled loudly before they began laughing with each other.
The resting flower petals shot off the ground, floating and swaying in the air with murderous intent. Just as the flower petals had formed around Alannah and Samara.
Sin snapped out of his zone, acting with lightning speed appearing in front of Alannah and Samara. Bear hugging both his girls into his embrace, with his back facing the flower petals.
The petals pierced through Sins back, and left various deep gashes on his fleshly body.
Alannah and Samara reacted in fright.
"Papa we didn't mean to do anything bad. We were just having a little fun and playing a game."
Sin patted both his girl's hair. "Shhhh it is okay, not in one way did you two do anything wrong. And I should also know myself better, then to let myself get consumed into cultivation."
Sin stood up and walked away a couple feet, then turned his back to Alannah and Samara. Activating the Rebirth essence, all the wounds on his body began healing and sealing themselves up.
After turning around Sin said again.
"See? Not a problem at all, now what do you say we have some breakfast together. Then we can go out, play a bunch of games, and go on many rides."
Alannah and Samara were reinvigorated, seeing their papa is okay, and hearing the two key words. The two girls ran to the kitchen, and brought their breakfast plate to the dining room table. Quickly devouring all the food in less than seven minutes. Both girls ran upstairs to get dressed and brush their teeth.
"Papa you get ready too! We will only be a couple of minutes." Alannah and Samara called from upstairs.
Hearing the bosses commands, Sin went upstairs, changed into a clean pair of clothes and freshened up.
Alannah and Samara came bursting out of their room. Running down the stairs yelling out.
"Papa we're ready to go and play!"
Making his way downstairs, Sin held his girls hands as they pulled him out the door. After walking for thirty minutes, they heard the booming of loud music. Screams of thrill, and hearty laughter.
Sin took this time to explain to his daughters.
"Alannah, Samara you must remember to line up for the rides, and the games you want to play and go on. No line cutting is allowed, even if the people there offer and allow you to do so."
Hearing their papas words, it went in one ear and out the other.
"Yes papa we know. No line cutting, no favoritism."
Hearing their half hearted answer with annoyance. Sin smiled and said.
"It's good that you know, now let the day of fun begin!"
While walking through carnival, Sin saw various rides with different names, but had the same concept to the ones he remembered.
There was the Gravitron 3000, The Polar Express, Drop Zone, Alice In Wonderland Tea Cups, Tilt-A-Whirl, The Ring Of Fire, Pirate Ship, 1001 Nights, Roller Coasters, The Haunted House, various other rides and attractions.
Feeling Alannahs and Samaras rising excitement, Sin couldn't help but also feel like a kid inside. A lot of things such as fairs, carnivals and concerts, Sin didn't get the chance to experience in his life on Earth.
Soon Sin had been dragged onto many rides, his girls were fearless. After going on various rides like the Gravitron, Polar Express, Teacups they were still roaring to go.
"Papa more rides! More spins, more twirls!" The girls called out in excitement while pulling Sin along with them.
"Careful girls, you may want to take a break from the heavy motion rides. Your stomachs will start feeling unwell!"
"Stop making excuses because you can't keep up with us old man!" Samara shouted while turning back around and sticking her tongue out at Sin.
Sin became shocked after hearing what Samara had to say. He repeated to himself. "Old man!? I'll show you this old man has a stomach made out of iron!"
Sin spent the next three hours waiting in lines and going on various rides. Just like he had said, soon Alannah and Samara began feeling unwell and sat on a bench side by side.
"Papa we're not feeling so good." Both girls said with their heads down. Sin rubbed their stomachs injecting his Rebirth essence into both girls. The uneasy feeling they felt disappeared shortly after.
"Papa we're hungry!" The girls exclaimed while their bellies rumbled.
Sin walked around to various food booths that caught his girls eyes. Soon before he knew it, there were six trays full to the brim with food being carried by his Mana. After finding an empty bench, Sin sat down with his girls and had lunch together.
After they were done, a group of girls ran up to Alannah and Samara in excitement.
"Alannah, Samara you have to come and play with us!"
Alannah and Samara both smiled and replied back. "We are with our papa, we will play with you later."
Over hearing all of this, Sin asked to be reassured. "Are the both of you sure, you don't want to go and play with your friends?"
Alannah and Samara nodded their heads vigorously. "We only want to spend time with our papa!"
The other children who came over ran off disappointed.
"You said it yourself papa, you only have a limited time to be here. To the both of us, that time is more important and precious than anything else is!"
Hearing this, Sin felt bad but there was truly nothing he could do about the limited time right now.
After throwing the garbage out in bins, Sin came back and said.
"Well let's make the most of our time and go play some games."
Sin went bobbing for apples, popping balloons with darts and various other games. Despite having the lack of eyesight, Sin had shown his girls he was no pushover. Simple games like that were of no problem, by the time they were done playing various games. Sin had various bags full to the brim with plushies, toys and various candy.
Alannah and Samara were skipping about, praising their papa for the haul they have earned. After having their fill of rides and games, the girls decided they wanted to watch the various performances.
After watching many performances, night finally came. The rides, game booths, snack booths were all lit up with various lights. Creating a Christmas like scene.
hundreds of thousands of long tables were spread out, all 90,000,000 bodies of the Wolf God Clan, Phoenix Heart Clan and Vermilion Bird Clan participated in the festivities and supper.
Sin walked up the stage, with a glass cup in one hand, and a spoon in the other. Sin lightly tapped the cup, the sound echoed throughout the venue getting everybody's attention.
"Listen up well everyone. Thank you to each individual, and family who has contributed to our clan's smooth unity. On behalf of our ancestors, I'd like to raise a toast to each and everyone one of you."
Downing his cup of alcohol, Sin continued.
"I'm aware many of you caught the underlying meaning of the notifications from the Dungeon Beast Raids successfully being cleared. I will come out and be fully honest with you all. Before the Rage God and his army came to Desolate Kingdom two and a half years ago. I acquired something called a Soulless Body Formation. The Wolf King you've been serving under for the last two and a half years, is the result of me splitting a part of my soul, giving it a physical body."
"That part of me that has turned from a personality, into a part of my very soul upon my arrival to this world. He, as you have heard many times, is called Midnight Reaper. I am also here on borrowed time, after falling into the void. I have arrived at a new world, and been saved by a clan of Fairies. I have six days time left, before I switch places with Midnight Reaper again and return."
"I can assure you all, we are able to switch places with each other whenever we want. That is until I make it back to the Scion Milkyway, there will be no more unforeseen hassles like this one."
"Well I know I've rambled on long enough, and I'm sure everyone has worked up quite the appetite. Please everyone begin eating, enjoy the food and the rest of the festival."
Sin got off the stage, and made his way back to sitting beside his girls. Sin began indulging himself in the food.
Despite the eyes with unconcealed worry in them, Sin had a charm about him that could ease the minds and worries of others around him. Many had come to Sin asking for more clarification, with utmost patience Sin answered everything truthfully. Which in turn happened to lessen the worries of others, but it had also planted the seeds of ambition in some hearts.
After eating their fill, Sin took his girls to the spot he and Merala previously watched fireworks. Sin spoke out what he felt.
"Girls, every night I spent away in a new world. Even without my vision, I stared up into the night sky. A vast strip of never ending void separates us, but I could feel your gazes and longing. I can no longer see, but I can sense many things I never could before."
"When you look up at the starry night sky, when you begin missing me or your mom. If you look hard enough, you will eventually find us in the stars. Looking down seeing our beautiful little girls from high above. We may not be here in person, but the sky is where our eyes see your amazing growth."
Sin and his girls sat in silence, enjoying each other's company and love. After thirty minutes passed, fireworks began shooting up into the sky, exploding into various colours, formations, symbols.
"Stand up with me girls, I want to teach you something today. However, what I am about to teach you, and what kind of scenery you have at that time is not important. What is most important at that time, is your emotions and what your heart says."
After getting up, Sin used Mystic Sorcery and shrunk himself to the perfect height of Alannah and Samara.
"Samara don't get frightened, both you and Alannah will get the same thing."
Sin came to the front of Samara, with his left hand he held Samaras with his and stretched their arms out. Then his right hand wrapped around her waist. Sin guided his Mana to bring her right arm, wrapping it around his neck.
Then, Sin began controlling both his and Samaras movements as they began dancing.
"There is no man or woman in this world great enough for my daughters. However, if one day you or Alannah can dance with another man or woman besides me like this. If your emotions are full of love, and if your heart says he or she is the one that will one day be your husband or wife. Then I will have to accept them as being good enough for you."
After dancing, and teaching Samara for an hour underneath the fireworks. Sin repeated the exact same process with Alannah. The fireworks eventually came to an end. But their joy had stopped time around them.
After teaching both his daughters the dance, Sin sat down against a nearby tree and the girls snuggled into their papas embrace. Sin began combing Alannahs and Samaras hair lovingly with his hands, the girls eyes grew heavy as they soon fell asleep underneath the starry night sky.
Sparks flew as three pairs of daggers cut into each other. The atmosphere in the pitch black domain was thick with intense concentration.
It was deathly silent inside the domain, but that didn't diminish the intense atmosphere.
"Klang klang klang klang klang!"
Sparks shot out all over the place in a 700 meter radius. Three silhouettes were hunting and defending against each other. After an unknown period of time, the domain had been tactfully covered In puddles of water.
Eventually two silhouettes fell down, slipping because of a puddle of water.
Two childish voices cursed out in frustration
"Damn it! These stupid puddles of water! Papa you're a jerk."
With a sudden flash of light in the darkness, Sin had his two daggers at the throat of Alannah and Samara.
"There is no such thing as being a jerk when it comes to assassination. There are only three results. Your target gets killed, you the assassin get killed, or you retreat from unfavorable situations."
Sin sucked his energy back into his body, and the domain disappeared shortly after. Sins body was covered in beads of sweat from head to toe.
"Good job my girls, who would have known you two had such high aptitude. You've already learned, and perfected everything that took me a full year to accomplish, in a matter of 6 days. You should both be very proud, uncle Midnight is going to have a run for his money facing you two little monsters."
Hearing their papas appraisal, both Alannah and Samara let out brilliant smiles with their laughter.
"Papa is the best teacher, that's why we are able to learn and execute so fast!"
"You two are able to synchronize perfectly with each other. If you were given another three months of time, I would certainly lose my life against the both of you. Now then, what so you say we go back for lunch. I'm starved after training you two little monsters."
Sin brought his girls back home. Making a hearty lunch, Sin became dispirited knowing his time was just about to run out.
"Alannah, Samara I am so proud of the both of you. I'm sorry to say it, but my time being here is up. I promise, no matter what the situation is. I will switch with uncle Midnight to tuck you two into bed, train with you, and cook for you guys still. This isn't a goodbye by any means, this is just a see ya later."
Alannah and Samara went silent, their heads hung down but they knew it was time their papa had to leave.
Running into their papas embrace, hugging Sin as hard as they could both girls said.
"Papa please don't do anything dangerous to yourself. We don't want you to get hurt!"
Sin combed both of his girls hair affectionately.
"Papa promises he won't do anything to endanger himself. But you two must promise me something as well. Live well, eat well, and cultivate as hard as you can. The both of you in a couple years time no, more like a couple of weeks will surpass me if I slack off."
Kissing and hugging both his girls one last time, Sin said.
"See ya my little princesses, papa will switch back soon once things are under control."
Sins aura vanished, and was replaced with Midnight Reapers once again. This however, was brought a long with a string of curses.
"Goddamn mother fucker! I was just about to see a mother-daughter combo in the hot springs. Could he have picked a WORSE time to switch back!?"
"YOU FUCKING PERVERT!" Two womanly voices sounded out, shaking the Fairy Clan in wonder.
"FUCK YOU MIDNIGHT REAPER!" Sin bellowed in extreme indignance and fury.
The morning passed quickly, albeit with a heavy and tense atmosphere surrounding Alaris and Acacia.
Sin had a bright red hand print on both left and right cheek. For the first time in five hours, Acacia talked to Sin.
"Wear this it will hide your status page from Grand Master Rank and below identification spells. Also, the next time you need to relieve yourself. Let me know, I will happily do it for you. Sadly I know that was not YOUR intentions, but that other persons. The King Of Mercenary Representatives will be arriving soon, I expect answers later this evening without ANY bullshit!"
Sin was given a steel blue cape, it had the insignia of the Fairy Clan engraved on it. The insignia depicted a holy woman in priest robes, illusionary like watery wings sprouted from her back, she had long cascading hair and bewitching eyes. The woman holding her hands together with palms facing the sky. In her hand was a ancient manual, the inheritance of the Fairy Clans innate Magic.
Sin wore a black robe, engraved on the back was a golden Phoenix, and on the front was a white-blue Wolf. On both sides of the robes arms, there was a sky blue Dragon, and a yellow-orange Vermilion Bird. On the epicenter of the robe at Sins chest, was the depiction of a vast and boundless battlefield filled with corpses and numerous weapons.
The robe was an extension of his Refinement Armour, while not as obvious. The robe embodied Sins Refinement Method, and also the Bloody Battlefield Totem that is exclusive to his bloodline and future descendants.
Sin and Acacia were waiting for the King Of Mercenary Representatives to pick them up. Another hour passed, and a giant boat engraved with mysterious talismans came into sight.
Acacia gave her orders to Alaris.
"Alaris you are to run the clan in my steed while I am gone. You have the full support of all the elders, and also a one time use communication device pair to contact me with. You will do well my daughter, it is not the first time you had to do this before."
Acacia and Alaris shared a hug with each other, Acacia took this time to tease Alaris and whispered into her ear.
"Don't worry I will take care of your precious Sin. He's so damn handsome, I might just want to take him for a ride."
Alaris broke away with a beet red face and in a huff.
"That's not fair mother!" Alaris screamed out in frustration.
Acacia smiled provocatively, saying with a devilish grin on her face. "I don't know what you mean by that my daughter."
The King Of Mercenary Representatives arrived, with a domineering and oppressive aura shouted out.
"Matriarch Acacia, you and your Mercenary have one minute to say your goodbyes. If you take any longer than that, you are disqualified and will be dumped at sea. I must warn you now though, the moment you step foot onto the ship. The King Of Mercenary Tournament begins!"
Sin and Acacia said their goodbyes to everyone. Alaris looked longingly at Sins departing back, but couldn't muster the courage to run up and hug him.
Feeling a pair of eyes intently staring at his back, Sin rose his hand in the air and waved while calling out.
"Thank you again for what you did to help me recover Alaris. The least I can do is pay you back with a favour, as long as it doesn't cross my bottom line."
Before Sin and Acacia stepped onto the ship, he heard a young girls pleading voice.
"Uncle Sin please wait!"
Loud voices called out from behind.
"Nora you can't disturb the King Of Mercenaries Representatives!"
Nora ignored all the Fairy Clan Elders around her, she ran towards Sin with all the might her little body could muster.
Sin turned around and knelt down on one knee giving Nora a hug.
"Be safe, you're the only parent I have left in this world! I don't want to lose you, like I lost mom and papa that night!"
Hugging Nora and combing her hair, Sin said with a caring voice.
"Don't you worry Nora, you should know by now uncle is not someone to kick the can easily. I will come back in one piece without any harm. But now I must go, be good for everyone while I'm gone okay?"
Nora nodded her head. "I understand." Nora's eyes couldn't hide the sadness, and longing she felt for Sin at the same time.
Sin patted Nora's head one last time before getting back up, and stepping onto the gigantic boat.
The moment Sin and Acacia stepped foot on the ship, Sin felt a bone chillingly cold killing intent erupt behind them.
Acting with quick and elegant motion, Sin stomped down on an assailants dagger. The dagger was shattered to pieces between Sins foot and the wooden floor boards.
Sin slashed out his sword with utmost control and speed. All six King Of Mercenary Representatives had an asterisk cut engraved on their left cheek.
"CHAK!" Sin sheathed Kaiser after his attack. Sins Emperor Aura blasted out of his body, giving those who were already in the lounging cabin felt a suffocating pressure.
The six representatives smashed onto the flooring, loud cracks emitted from their chests, chins and noses.
Six pink flower petals danced around each representatives neck.
Sin called out as he walked in toe with Acacia to the lodging cabin.
"The six of you are lucky to be high ranking representatives, if you weren't someone else's bitches. Your throats would be slit, and heads chopped off your body for daring to show hostility towards myself. Count your blessings, because next time I will not pull back!"
Sin took this time to turn around, waving has hand in the air as he yelled out. Sin imbued his voice with Mana, allowing it to travel the 35 kilometre distance reaching Nora's ears.
"Nora train hard you made a promise to yourself. You must train like your life depends on it to achieve it no matter what!"
Slamming the lodging cabins door shut, Sin retracted his Emperor Aura. The six representatives had murderous and indignant faces.
"Berlin, that mother fucker overstepped the lines! I am going to kill him and Acacia!"
Berlin, the leader of the representatives put the man who raged loudly in his place.
"You had best learn your place Yulin, it was you who announced the beginning of the tournament when they boarded the ship. Go fuck off or I will kill you personally, besides there are plenty of other passengers to take care of them."
After Sin and Acacia entered the lounging cabin, Sin spread his Mana out encompassing it. The entire lounging area was a 800 by 600 meter room. There were 75 rooms, each which had 15 pairs of bunk beds in each room. Sins Mana expanded downwards, finding there was a training hall, and rooms with training equipment, simulations, artificial intelligent dummies and so forth.
Various auras locked onto Sin and Acacia moments after, some were neutral, some were easy going, and of course others were hostile.
A young man came out with a smile on his face.
"That little outburst we felt moments ago, had to have been you guys right?"
The man reached his hand out in front of Sin. "You can call me Arcuz, what do you say we become brothers? There are plenty of badasses here already, but you're by far the most entertaining."
Sin reached his hand out clasping hands with Arcuz.
"You must have more than that for a reason to want to be brothers with me?" Sin asked on high alert.
Arcuz let go of their clasp shrugging his shoulders.
"Whatever other reasons I have is private for now. And besides you just shook my hand, in my books that calls us brothers. Too late to pull out this now brother."
Arcuz slapped Sins shoulders and said. "Let's go in shall we? It would be rude to keep the others waiting."
Sin and Acaia were brought around by Arcuz, soon a mental map had been created in Sins mind, which he passed over to Acacia. There were various red x's, green x's and white x's which represented hostile, friendly, and neutral.
There were 350 hostile, 75 neutral and 10 friendly including Arcuz.
Arcuz' eyes turned steel like as they entered the living room area. There were 125 people wielding various weapons. At the head of the gang was a cocky middle age man.
"A new rookie who still reeks of his mother's breast milk. Arcuz why don't you take your new 'brother' and jump off the boat. It would save you both a world of pai-"
Sin vanished from his spot like magic, appearing behind the middle aged man. With his hand stretched out, tightly gripping the back of the mans head. Sin slammed downwards with such might, the wooden boards snapped and the entire ship rocked back and forth.
"Trash like you should learn your place, there is a unspoken rule amongst mercenaries where I come from. If you have time to talk bullshit, you have already been ambushed!:
Sin got up and spat on the middle aged mans unconscious body. Radiating his killing intent, Sin bellowed out.
"From now on I am the mother fucking boss here! If I tell you black is white, black is white. And if I say white is black, white is black. Do you understand me maggots!?"
After making his face have a calm and serene look on it, Sin mentioned a tiny detail he forgot to previously.
"Before I forget to mention, if there are any objections you may come forward. However, your result will be like this piece of shit on the floor."
A young man came forward, with blue hair, eyes and a innate cold attitude, with his aura surging out of his body. The temperature in the lodging cabin became -100 in seconds.
"Let's fuck him up boys, this blind mother fucker walks in all hot shit. Blow his ass to kingdom gone!"
Another identical man came forward, he had red hair, eyes and a innate fiery temperament. Hugging the blue haired man, their right hands clasped as their arms stretched out. Their left arms rose in complete perfect sequence, ice and fire began mixing together.
Their auras surged becoming a icy-hot like sensation. Both men yelled simultaneously. "Let's do it brother, blow his ass to kingdom gone!"
A brilliant blue-red glob of energy formed in between their hands. Taking stance, they shot the glob of energy at Sin. What was once a small little glob, became like a rocket from a fucking anti tank rifle. [Hellsing Abridged reference here.]
After the beam shot full speed at Sin, a army of men and women shot out with weapons drawn. Then they came to a dead stop.
Sin yawned loudly, as if the twins attack were a annoying mosquito. Sin slapped the attack away with his bare hand.
The twins eyes widened in fright as they both yelled.
The twins were blasted backwards, covered in blood from head to toe. Two arms fell to the ground, frozen solid and shattering upon impact.
Thankfully the ship was laced in multiple layers of protective formations. Or else that attack alone would have blown the entirety of the ship up.
After all the fog in the lounging cabin cleared up, Sin stood exactly where he was almost completely unharmed.
Sin held his hand to his mouth, and was blowing on it vigorously while cursing.
"Mother fucker this hot and cold sensation really pisses me off!"
Sin looked at the twins seeing them both missing an arm, the quirky side of him came out.
"The both of you are such an inspiration. It must be hard to live with only one arm. Although I'm sure you can still manage the circle jerk no problem. Hey look at me everyone, I'm jerking off with the Knights Of The Sticky Stumps!" Sin began motioning his hand up and down over his crotch.
Sin put on a pair of black gloves, and a silver ascot then all hell broke loose.
"You see this mother fucking ascot I'm wearing? This is my Mercenary beating ascot. I got it from beating 50 mercenaries in a row!" (I may have gotten inspiration from Attack of the ascot man.)
Flashing about all 125 men and women, Sin beat them ruthlessly and without any remorse. Cracks and snaps sounded like a symphony, and Sin was conducting a one way trip to snap city.
After twenty minutes passed and countless beatings, 125 bodies lay black and blue on the ground. Sin began clapping his hands.
"Listen up my pathetic children. From now on you all may call me father dearest!"
The day soon went by, along their way and making 345 more stops. With one mercenary, and one clan representative boarding at each stop. The ship soon became full to the brim, and chaos broke out of its cage like bats out of hell.
After Sin had beaten 700 people with his fists, the six representatives could no longer turn a blind eye. However, they were quickly sent packing with panda eyes and broken pride.
And so the night passed with snaps, cracks and torturous screaming out at sea. The six bruised panda eyed representatives got goosebumps, and their balls shriveled from the captain's room. Where they watched first hand through monitors, what kind of a madman was participating in the tournament.
Out of 1,125 participants and patriarchs or matriarchs, only 90 made it through the day and night unbeaten.
After arranging a private room for himself and Acacia. Sin arranged 45 separate rooms for the 90 who didn't take his bait or harassed him and Acacia after their boarding.
Sin sat down across from Acacia with a helpless look on his face.
"Matriarch Acacia, I am not a fan of sharing my secrets with others who are not family. But considering the kindness you, your daughter and the Fairy Clan has shown me. I will answer all your questions, but please I ask that you understand the weight of my answers and keep them to yourself."
Acacia nodded her head, no longer hearing Sin's easy going tone. Acacia knew what answers she would get were going to be major.
And so Acacia began her questioning.
"At the beginning of this week, when you conquered your tribulation and cultivation was repaired. Your aura became one of madness, cruelty and your entire being was murderous. I'd like you to explain that first and foremost."
Sins brows scrunched together, sure enough curses sped within his mind. [Fucking bitch, stupid women's intuition, goddamn it the only thing I didnt want to fucking answer!]
Sin let out a sincere smile on his exterior, while a storm brewed inside.
"That is complicated to answer but nonetheless. That is because my soul is shared between two other separate personalities, which have become a part of my soul. One of them which is a murderous piece of shit pervert, Midnight Reaper. The other is a monster both me and Midnight Reaper paid a heavy price to lock away. I obtained something called a Soulless Body Formation, split my soul with Midnight Reaper and put it into the formation. Thus my second personality, which evolved into a portion of my soul gained a physical body. We also have the ability to be at two separate locations, and switch places with our soul."
Acacia went into deep thought hearing this, after mulling over it for a long period of time. Her look relaxed as she seemed to understand it.
"As I have seen the events that happened two and a half years ago. Is it safe to assume you swapped with Midnight Reaper's soul portion, so that you could go and see your daughters and clan?"
Sin nodded his head. "Yes that is correct. My daughters have suffered much over the last two and a half years. It was rough at first, while I did not expect them to forgive me anytime soon. Things quickly came back to normal, the ice over the water was no longer as thick after my visit."
Acacia let out a long and understanding sigh. "That is to be expected, although your case is very special compared to others. Fathers really do get the shit end of the stick, my husband was never really a part of Alaris' life. He was the only SSS rank Mercenary on the divine continent. Work always pulled him away, and he missed most of Alaris' birthdays. But no matter how much she came to hate her father. He loved her regardless with all his heart, it wasn't until he died Alaris began to understand all her father did and how much he loved her, despite the lack of his presence over the years."
Sin became silent, he could understand how Alaris felt. He was also an uncle, with a niece and nephews who adored him. Yet there was no given time he would be able to return to them.
Before Sin could find a way to say his apologies for the conversation digging up deep graves. The alarm systems in the ship began going off, the voice of Berlin sounded out throughout the ship.
"Candidates of the King Of Mercenary Tournament, and clan leaders. We have come under attack from the Sea king, please find something to hold onto with your dear life!"
Sin flashed out of the lounging cabin with Acacia in tow. After exiting what entered Sins Mana was a horrendously big Kraken. It had thousands of tentacles, and billowing waves were surging about. A 850 meter wave was coming directly at them, from the after effects of the tentacles whipping the water.
Sins eyes glowed brilliantly like two golden stars, 250 brave beaten mercenaries came out onto the main deck. Seeing the monstrous Kraken, and tens of thousands of other predators. Their brows furrowed and some began to regret being so brave.
Acacia looked at Sin, seeing his eyes light up so bright, she couldn't help but ask.
"What the fuck is going through your head right now to make you look so goddamn eager!?"
Sin sucked in a big breath of air, then he yelled out something shocking everyone present.
"Listen up mother fuckers, it looks like we are having calamari for supper tonight! I want all mother fucking hands on drawn blades, sever each and every fucking tentacle that comes near!"
Sin drew Kaiser from its sheath, engulfing the blade in Midnight Glory. Sin began running full speed across the boat, launching himself off the deck. Sin flew over 200 kilometers an hour towards the 850 meter wave.
Cleaving downwards with Kaiser in both hands, a midnight black flame shot out like a beam from Kaiser. The wave and ocean was split in half for a distance of 3 kilometres. Tentacles fell but were quickly wrapped up by Mana, and brought safely back to the ship.
Sin activated his Withering Sword Dance, tens of mutant sharks, whales were split into chunks falling back into the ocean. Slashing out in a straight line, Sin cleaved an incoming tentacle in half.
The Kraken raged spitting out a condensed icicle from its mouth. Punching out with his left fist, Sin shattered the icicle into pieces. A cold and icy energy surged through Sins arm, freezing the blood, and muscles within.
The tentacle Sin just split in half, quickly began regenerating within moments it was perfectly fine.
"You're a tough son of a bitch ain't ya?" Sin yelled out, slashing out in a flurry creating a storm of sword lights. Flower petals shot out from Sins clothes, two long rows of swords materialized in midair.
The swords withered away, creating even more flower petals and sword lights. The flower petals and sword lights made quick work of the tentacles. Sin cleaved Kaiser downwards, slicing the Kraken in two separate halves.
[Thunder Lords Descent!]
A clap of thunder was heard, before a blinding ray of lightning cleaved downwards.
Sin spread his Mana over top the two halves of the Kraken. There were no signs, or anything hidden at play for its continuous regeneration. Since it was just an innate ability, Sin just had to vaporize it until it could no longer regenerate.
Seeing the tentacles grow out of nowhere this time, a creeping thought passed his mind. Sin diverted his Mana scoping the deck, all the previously collected tentacles were missing.
Steam billowed out of Sins ears sounding like a steam whistle. The Kraken's tentacles in perfect condition, seemed like the colour red. Sin let out a loud bull yell of anger.
"Mother fucker, if I cant eat you, I will kill you fucking dead!" Sin yelled out like a deranged man.
Acacia who was on board couldn't help but let out an enchanting laugh.
Arcuz came to the side of Acacia. "It seems since the Fairy Clan has separated from the imperial family, there has been a deep resurgence with this man's arrival. Who would've known I would become brothers with this crazed bastard! Isn't that right, sister Acacia?"
"Besides, that man Raizen, or should I say Grand Warrior Sin, has caused a tremble within the sealed Infernal Keep. I want to judge what he is made of to disturb that sleeping calamity."
Arcuz' look drastically changed, he went from being a 5'8 lanky 23 year old young man. To become a 6'7 barbarian build looking middle aged man with grey hair, hawk eyes, and an unfathomable divine aura.
Shooting her eyes to the side, and scoffing at Arcuz. Acacia said with a voice full of unconcealed hatred.
"Remember this now Ragenitus. It was you the mighty Emperor of the divine continent, that cut ties with us remember?! I am the bastard daughter of our father, and mother the Fairy Ancestress. You can fuck right off back to where you came from. We have no longer been family since that day you killed my husband! Alaris is your niece, YOUR FUCKING NIECE!"
Acacia drew out an emerald blade from her sheath. Her entire being radiated a dense and primordial Nature Qi, something that should not belong to a lower domain.
As a power house that has the Qi of a higher domain supporting her, Acacia was by no means any weaker than the peak form of the Demon Lord. Despite being at the early Divine stages, and two whole realms separating them. Acacia could easily draw with the Demon Lord in her glory.
Just as Acacia was about to cleave her sword, Arcuz behind his sister snapped his fingers. Over 150,000 sea predators had their existence erased, and all memory of these beasts karma in their galaxy was wiped clean.
"Us harbingers need to look out for each other my dearest little sister. Those beings who were born in the higher domains will do anything to force our tribulation. Unlike them who live a life of royalty, we must struggle to make our life have meaning. If they sense any trace of your aura, you will become a quick meal. Our cultivation bases, combat instincts, and techniques are a delicacy to those fucking pigs. All they need is to eat our body to absorb it all in a matter of seconds. I may have burnt bridges with you, but you are my only sister. Remember that Acacia!"
Arcuz changed his look back to his old mask. Running and jumping off the boat, Arcuz yelled in Sins direction.
"Brother I am coming to help you!"
Sin turned around in pure and utter fury yelling back.
"Fuck off you little bastard if I can't eat this fucking thing, I will kill it mysel-"
Two tentacles came together crushing Sin in between them. Blood ran down the tentacles dying it red. The tentacles let go, and what remained was a scarlet ice sculptor of Sin.
Moments later, a 75 meter black flame scythe formed in the sky above. Sins furious yell shattered the ice encasing his body.
"You fucking monster right out of a goddamn hentai. I just lost the last bit of the patience I had left!"
[Sky Conqueror: Ragnas Sycthe!]
The black flame scythe slashed down, cutting the Kraken in half and incinerating it. Sin appeared beside the still beating heart, piercing his index and middle finger through it.
[Mystic Sorcery: White Nebula!]
The undamaged heart let out, and was blown up to kingdom come.
Sin flashed back onto the deck of the ship. Many of the beaten mercenaries, patriarchs and matriarchs came forward with the intentions to praise Sin. But for those who didn't know Sin, were not aware his composed exterior was far from the real deal.
Sin walked passed each and everyone of them, his hand flew out like a gale slapping each person out of his way.
Along his way, all they could hear was Sin grumbling to himself.
"Piece of fucking shit Kraken, its tender flesh would have made perfect deep fried calamari!"
Sin went down into the training hall, and entered into a reinforced room to vent his frustration. Nothing was worse than craving certain food, and then not being able to have it after being prepared for it.
Elsewhere, the patriarchs and matriarchs of the clans that were humiliated in the Fairy Clan gathered together. All of a sudden, a matriarch spit out a mouthful of blood, her luscious black hair began turning white as her complexion paled.
In utter disbelief she said aloud. "That's impossible, my pet I have been hiding and cultivating for so long has been killed!"
The originator of the Black Rock Organization slammed his fists down on a table.
"That mother fucker, how have they survived that Krakens assault!? Beryl you fucking useless woman, why didn't you activate your talent and make it stronger. Due to your overconfidence, we now have a top competitor who is still able to participate."
Beryl scoffed as she left the room. The Black Rock Organization originator made various telepathic calls to his own pawns.
"There's a young man aboard one of the ships that goes by the name of Raizen. The moment the preliminaries start, I want you and the others to work together and kill him. Do not disappoint me my son!"
Feeling a connection on the other end, a confident youthful voice was heard.
"Yes father, it will be done!" The connection was cut, the man let out a sigh as he began thinking to himself.
[Raizen the wandering Sword Master huh? What a load of crap, you will be floating chunks in the abyss when I'm done with you!]
Four months passed by peacefully, after Sin had claimed his dominance as top dog. The beginning phase of the tournament, where normally hundreds will die. There were no more life threatening casualties, except for a lot of broken pride and bones. But hey, that's a pretty damn good situation all in all.
The six representatives had also begun getting all buddy buddy with Sin. However, that was all a front they were playing. On the third night, Sin made a 'surprise' visit to bea- I mean put them in their place. If there was one thing Sin hated more than brown nosers, it was those who would suck up with ulterior motives.
If it weren't for their status, Sin had no qualms about getting rid of these representatives at sea. But that was just a small thought in his mind, what truly excited him was the tournament.
With his newly made brother Arcuz, who knew a lot more than most people should know. Sins engine and battle lust had all been revved up. But for now, Sin spent this period of four months swapped with Midnight Reaper. Vigorously training himself, Lan, Alannah and Samara.
While his stats had no big improvements, the time he spent digesting his master's Sword Heart was very crucial. Sin passed along his Withering Sword Dance, and the two new forms he created within this period of time. It had become a public ability, something all could learn without any merit or contribution points needed.
Sin had also given a copy of his Refinement Method to Lan, Samara and all 240 elders that now controlled over 90,000,000 people.
Sin gave the 240 elders, Alannah, Samara and Lan a drop of his blood.Samara was able to rank up to God tier. However, no one else was able to elevate theirs. This had brought Sin to a conclusion, Alanmah and Samara are both a part of his bloodline. Where else the other elders, and Lan did not have Sins bloodline in them. However, in the end they still managed to reach Divine rank for their Refinement Method, giving them an extreme boost in power, as well as the authority to pass it down to 120 excellent individuals per year.
During this time, Sin had gotten Alannah and Samara out of their sleep habits. Both girls now cultivated their Refinement Method religiously. Sin had also given them a new habit, to cultivate under the starry night sky every night. This allowed them to absorb very small amounts of starlight, but further increased the efficiency of their cultivation, and would enrich their Mana over a long period of time.
Sin had gotten inspiration on his last night, thick beams of starlight poured down. Sins Mana hungrily devoured it, while in his mind concepts of conducting starlight were flooding in.
Back on the deck of the ship, Arcuz was looking at the vast and turbulent waters in the sea. Maybe it was a hint, or it was the feeling of pain he thought he lost, but hearing his little sister berate him. The lid that choked his emotions down like they were an evil surprise, finally gave out.
Looking up at the starry night sky, Arcuz sensed the thick starlight energy building up. Eventually, shooting stars and comets began raining down from the sky. A phenomenon that was new to this world.
Arcuz felt a sharp and overwhelming Sword Qi burst out from the lounging cabin. A hexagonal formation appeared in the sky, funneling thick and pure starlight energy down into Sins fleshly body, and Soul Weapon Kaiser.
Sins body became ethereal, and floated out from the lounging cabin. A brilliant sea of twinkling stars, stardust and comets flew about Sins body in a 25 meter distance. The starlight poured into Kaiser, enhancing the sharpness of the blade, and the sword spirit. Stars fell down from the sky, They became the size of an adult's palm. The stars engraved themselves onto the blade of Kaiser.
Sins Refinement robe disappeared, leaving his figure completely exposed. Thick starlight energy wrapped around Sins Refinement robe, forming a cocoon.
While these changes were happening in both Scion Milkyway, and this galaxy Sin had fallen into. The beings from the higher domains felt the disturbance also, the main palace of the Infernal Keep began rumbling.
The should be extinct race that nearly wiped out the higher domains and lower domains, began waking up. The 750,000,000,000 years of slumber had come to a grinding halt. And this all started with one man, and two children.
Three hours passed, Sins body floated back down into the lounging cabin. Whereas back in the Desolate Kingdom, Alannah and Samara entered into a state of enlightenment.
Feeling the changes within his daughters, Sin left a note for them filled with starlight energy locking the content. If they had improved as much as he gauged them to, they would get the note and their next meeting would be in one week.
Sin took a look at the timer on the Spirit Container.
[The required time of rebirth for those in the Soulless Body Container has been cut in half. 3 years, 4 months, 26 days remaining.]
Sin was both relieved, but also reminded of his own weakness once again, Sin thought to himself.
[Soon my precious wife and little sister. I wonder, will the both of you hate me for my selfish actions back then?]
After swapping back with Midnight Reaper back to his own body, Sin noticed Arcuz and Acacia both eyeing him weirdly. Sin lightened up the tension that was slowly building and said.
"Don't tell me entering that state made me a woman? Brother Arcuz, do I have a big rack of breasts that appealing to your eyes?"
Arcuz soon began laughing, he looked at Acacia with a tired look and secretly communicated.
"Has this mother fucker always been like this? I'm regretting becoming brothers with him now."
Acacia laughed out loud heartily. "From my looks, I'd say you also gained the magic hole that tempts all men."
Sin looked down in fright, seeing his naked body and trunk still dangling with pride. Giving it a couple slaps and taps, Sin confirmed his fear was for nothing.
Putting on a spare pair of clothes Sin let out a hearty sigh.
"Brother Arcuz let's go and look out at the starry night, don't you feel your heart pounding? It almost feels like some ancient calamity has woken up."
The rest of the night passed, Sin and Arcuz gazed endlessly at the starry sky. With his new starlight energy, and enhanced Mana. Sin caught movement of an aura that made him quiver in his combat boots. Although for a mere fleeting second, Sin saw a future 10,000 years from now of his own powerless demise.
As dawn began rising, Sin was dead silent and mentally shaken. The terror, anguish, and trillions of haunting souls he felt for a mere second rattled his mind.
Arcuz was also dead silent, except he felt his entire kingdom threatened. The portion of the Infernal Keep he sealed away, began showing signs of rebellion and breaking the chains one by one.
Each snap he heard made his heart quiver. Arcuz happened to look at his left, he met eye to eye with Sin. Despite not knowing each other for long, both men knew they saw the same bleak future awaiting them. But neither of them could ever guess, Sin had awoken monstrosities that would soon descend to the lower domains in 10,000 years time.
The sun hung high in the sky shining and blazing in its own glory. The ship had finally arrived at the divine continent, and it was the last out of 350,000.
The voice of Berlin, the head of the representatives sounded throughout the ship.
"Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to announce we have safely arrived on the divine continent. Please exit the ship in an orderly manner, you will have guides to bring you to your destination. Do not mindlessly wander where you're not wanted."
Sin, Acacia and Arcuz led the pack as they got off the ship. Sin could feel the dense Mana in the air. It made him feel like he was a fish swimming in water.
Quickly guides came forward, one came to Sin and said. "Mister Raizen, this is your Mercenary Badge. For each competitor you kill, it will automatically add to your points. I will be your guide, we are going to the central square of the divine city. The Emperor himself will explain the preliminaries."
Sin followed behind his guide, and they made their way to the central square. After the guide stopped, Sin and the guide stood side by side. Sin let his Mana wander out of his body, in mere moments Sin had counter 750,000 participants present, and that number was speedily increasing.
After standing in silence for two hours, the final participant count was 4,650,000. What surprised Sin was he couldn't sense Arcuz amongst those in the crowd. It was like he simply vanished, despite leaving the ship with him and Acacia in tow.
A heart stopping aura surged out, a middle aged man with an imposing barbarian build appeared on the main stage. Behind him stood a 7 kilometer tall scarlet rakshasa.
The Emperor raised his hand, all the nearby hushed voices were shut quiet. No matter how anyone tried, they couldn't talk or make a single movement.
"Ladies and gentlemen, I am the 250th generation Imperial Emperor Ragenitus. I bow to you and thank you all for participating in my tournament. Out of 25,000,000 participants, you are all the cream of the crop. Millions have died or been killed along their way here. This concludes the entrance stage of the tournament."
Emperor Ragenitus snapped his fingers, a teleportation channel appeared behind him. His voice sounded out again explaining.
"This time, with the resurgence of the King Of Mercenary tournament, I am spicing things up and changing some things. For your preliminary competition, you will all enter the battlefield behind me. It is a separate world I made within this dimension, your goal is simple. Kill all those who stand in your way, the preliminary competition will last for three years and 5 months."
"Now I will make this very clear. I have written a contract for all matriarchs and patriarchs to sign. Whether these hired mercenaries come from your clan, or hired outsiders. Whatever they do inside the separate world, has nothing to do with your personal matters. Thus this contract explicitly states."
1) You may not act out of hand for revenge, if your representative dies that is due to their weakness.
2) You are not able to hire outsiders to kill for you, if you do. I will personally erase your soul, karma, and chance of reincarnation will be wiped clean from all universes.
3) If any outside organizations these mercenaries come from look for answers. With your signature, they understand I will wipe them out of existence for breaching my rules.
4) The strong will survive, and the weak will die.
"If you understand my rules, you may contact those organizations and tell them my rules. And if you don't, you can fuck off. And let me make myself clear. If ANYONE has the courage to make a stink before me, I will kill you where you stand. Be smart, not dumb you maggots!"
Emperor Ragenitus snapped his fingers, a clock timed for two minutes appeared behind him.
"This is how much time you have to decide, any who do not sign within the given time, or those who walk out now are disqualified immediately."
Within a matter of two minutes, 575,000 were disqualified. They were taken away by their guides, but there were many hot heads who got angry, and began making a scene. But that was quickly taken care of by Ragenitus. The ones who made a stink, vanished from existence no longer able to go through the cycle of rebirth.
Ragenitus voiced out once again. "I made myself crystal clear did I not? I don't believe I stuttered when I mentioned the consequences. Well no matter, ladies and gentlemen I formally declare the preliminaries begin!"
The crowd began getting crazy, there were over 4,000,000 participants. Each and every person was more hot blooded than the other. Ragenitus went off stage and vanished, but no one had the guts to be the first to go through first.
Sin flashed up to the stage, and stood in front of the portal with his back facing the crowd. Raising his middle fingers up he yelled out.
"See ya later you pussies! Early bird gets the worm!"
Sin flashed into the portal, Ragenitus who just changed looks back into Arcuz saw this all go down. He cursed like Tech N9ne within his mind, but he soon acted as well.
Arcuz called out to Sins disappearing figure. "Brother, you can't honestly want to take all the fun for yourself do you?"
Making it in time, Sin and Arcuz clasped wrists with each other. And both had a mutual understanding with each other. They were both painting a huge target on their back. But they both knew the chaos they were going to stir up, was well worth being the main targets.
After Arcuz and Sin entered into the separate world, the others on the outside began stirring like an enraged bees nest.
Hundreds began flocking into the separate world at top speed. The whole crowd was sent ablaze.
Sin and Arcuz floated in mid air 75 meters away from their entrance point. Both men fist bumped each other.
Arcuz said to Sin. "You truly know the tried and proven true method to kick start things. When those enraged pests come through, make sure you save some for me to kill brother."
Sin laughed hearing Arcuz' words and replied. "No promises, I know hiding within that lanky exterior is a caged beast like mine. If you want your fair share, you had better work for it."
A minute passed, and tens of participants were flooding in each second. Sin smiled viciously as his body became ethereal, stars, comets and stardust formed a circle around Sins current state.
Transmitting his voice to Arcuz he explained. "If you want to avoid friendly fire, I suggest you stay within the diameter of my ring."
Sin flew forward, changing Kaiser into its Great Sword form. Thick starlight covered the blade, the thickness of it increased by 6 inches, and length by 11 inches.
The engraved stars on Kaisers blade became active, although it was the middle of the day. The stars were conducting and pulling starlight energy down.
The word Emperor on Kaiser blazed with a majestic golden aura, perfectly combining with the starlight energy making the deadly blade enchanting to look at.
Sin flew forward, with a single slash with Kaiser, a beam of condensed moonlight energy shot out. Decapitating thirty new arrivals, Arcuz pulled out one crimson red blade, and another cyan blue. Rotating both his wrists together, Arcuz' dual swords formed a high speed fan.
Charging forward through forty participants, all of them had been cut up into chunks of flesh falling from the sky. Arcuz let out a cocky smile and yelled out.
"That's forty for me compared to your thirty brother, you better step up your gam-"
Arcuz was interrupted as Sin held the hilt of Kaiser, stabbing down with it onto the sky boundary. A massive blue-white cross formed in the air. It's aura expanded and it quickly became a 300 meter tall cross.
[Mystic Sorcery: Sanctuary Cross!]
Over 350 figures were enveloped within, blood, organs, guts, intestines, rained down from the sky onto the land below.
Sin raised his right hand up, putting it behind his ear as he said back to Arcuz.
"What I couldn't hear you, that's my 380 kill count to your 40. You'd best step up your game brother!"
Arcuz grinded his teeth in humiliation, he the mighty Emperor Ragenitus, had never been mocked by his generation, let alone a kid like Sin.
Arcuz' aura spiked several notches, Sin felt like he was suffocating from it even though he was 6 miles away. Sin called out once again provoking Arcuz.
"Did I touch a nerve? Well prove to me you aren't a little bitc-"
Arcuz slashed out with his dual swords, two crescent sword beams cut through 2,000 participants like a hot knife through butter.
"Fuck you brother, you instigated this!" Both men yelled back and forth, clearly competing over who has the higher kill count.
Sin and Arcuz went on a killing spree, both men were egging each other on. The flow of the participants was steadily increasing. Now there were over 75,000 within the separate world.
All of them were holding a deep grudge against Sin and Arcuz. Both of these two crazy bastards were having a competition that concerned their survival. It was only day one, yet they had already taken the top two places. This had indeed made these ruthless mercenaries, group up to fight against the two killing machines.
A man came out in front of the group of participants, and quickly rallied them all together.
"I am Alistar the disciple of the Saint Sword Master Kreuzen. Ladies and gentlemen these two ruthless pieces of shit have been killing us like live stock for no good reason. Under my leadership, we can all power through these mother fuckers, and then split our separate ways. But before that, we must fuck these bastards up!"
The battle-crazed participants took notice of Alìshard. Putting their pride away, they all knew Alistar had the might to control their group.
Sin looked over in Arcuz' direction, both men nodded towards each other.
Arcuz flashed behind Sin, with his back against Sins back. Both of their energies began synergizing with each other. Before long, their energies became a knot together. Interwoven together forming a perfect link.
Sin used Void Steps, and flashed behind Alistar. With his left hand holding half way down the hilt, Sin knelt down and began vibrating his body. With the created momentum, Sin sprung up thrusting the pommel of the hilt, into Alistars sacrum. A loud crunch was heard with Alistar being blasted into the air.
Sin called out. "Now!"
Arcuz who had been moving in perfect sync with Sin, separated from Sin's back and used a technique with his stored up power.
[Dual Abyss: Icy Inferno!]
A vacuum column shot out, trapping thousands of participants within. Both elements which were in perfect sync with each other, became berserk within moments and clashed against each other.
Ice and fire caused a thick fog to coat the area around the entrance. A crystalline tree was created, its roots wrapped around various frozen menciles and womcicles. A raging fire ball hit the crystalline tree.
[Dual Element Crusade!]
Sin spit out a glob of condensed lightning energy, Sins eyes sparkled brightly, and currents of lightning sparked overtop his body.
Sin zig zagged as he slashed Alistars body open, reaching the top of the lightning formation. Sin accelerated slashing downwards splitting Alistars body in half.
[Mystic sorcery: Lightning Grand Cross!]
Alistars' still conscious mind became devoured by the lightning, his body turned into ash that was blown across the entrance from the raging winds.
Sin noticed Arcuz was trapped within a formation of 100,000 participants. Sin flashed covering Arcuz with his arms spread out. A blazing saber became embedded into Sins chest down to his abdomen.
Sin punched out, blowing the attacker into bloody bits. Placing his palm on Arcuz' wounded shoulder, and putting his index and middle finger to his forehead. Sin declared loudly before disappearing in a blinding ray of light.
"If Goku can do it, so can I, see ya later mother fuckers!"
Moments after, Alistars master who was inspecting his back room heard a sharp snap. Turning his head backwards slowly, his face became deathly pale before being overrun with rage. His master bellowed loudly as he shot forth to the divine city.
"WHICH MOTHER FUCKER DARES TO KILL MY DISCIPLE!?"
Ragenitus, who had created Arcuz as a clone, intercepted the Saint Sword Master halfway to the preliminary world.
"You as well as everyone else heard my rules, if you dare take another step forward. I will wipe your entire sect off the face of our galaxy!"
Sword Saint Kreuzen let out a loud bestial roar. Charging back to the back mountains of his sect. An overwhelming Sword Qi erupted devouring 1,000 miles worth of land. Knowing that Emperor Ragenitus was a man who kept his word, and wouldn't act unless someone crossed the line he drew. Sword Saint Kreuzen was smart, and let out his billowing rage in the land that belonged to his sect.
Blood began rolling down the side of Ragenitus' mouth, wiping it away and began appraising Sins sense of honour.
"A man who can sacrifice his well being for his brothers, I take it back Grand Warrior Sin. Despite the massive bridge separating our social status, you are a worthy brother indeed!"
Elsewhere, Sin and Arcuz appeared in a hidden cave. Sin's Withering Sword Dance surged out, detecting no hostilities in the cave. Sin deactivated it and let out a sigh of relief.
"Brother Arcuz, that was so exhilarating! Your techniques are overpowering, I can't help but admire you more than before!"
Sin then wiped the blood stains off his face, grabbing the saber embedded into his upper body, Sin ripped it out with force. Bringing a surge of blood from his fleshly body.
Sitting down cross legged, Sin wrapped his body and Arcuz' body within his Rebirth essence. Their injuries although not light, or fatal recovered fully in three hours time.
The brothers stood up and said in unison. "Let's continue our party from earlier on brother!"
Sin left a locking formation from his Mystic Sorcery. This cave would later be their headquarters for their various operations. And if anyone were to force their way into it, the cave would self detonate with might that's able to wipe out a middle stage third promotion expert.
Good afternoon/evening all depending on your timezones. I'd like to let you all in advance, I have started officially working again this Monday that just passed. I have about 6 weeks worth of chapters written in advanced, and possibly the odd bonus if my mind is super creative. Anyways, I hope you all enjoy this chapter, hopefully with work and all that fun jazz, I won't lose my flow for writing.
Just as Sin was about to leave, Arcuz called out from behind him.
"Brother, I think that it's about time you stop pretending like you're not aware of my personal matters."
Sin stopped and stood in place. With his back to Arcuz, Sin kept his guard down as he felt no hostility. And to be quite frank, Sin was also still naive in some ways. For example brotherhood, Sin had been stabbed in the back before back on Earth. But his personality didn't allow him to put up guards, once an oath of brotherhood has been made.
Sin turned around, and leaned up against the rock wall with his arms crossed against his chest.
"Brother, I am well aware each man has his secrets, and each man has his own pride as well as selfishness. I am also a victim to my own secrets, pride, and selfishness. I was already aware from the first moment, you had other devices in mind for approaching me. However, you have also showed me zero hostility, and even if you did, I fail to believe I would make it out on top."
"A little bit of advice man to man, it is none of my business for the matters of that night you were with Acacia. While my Mana happened to unintentionally catch some details. I must tell you this now, if you do not pick up that bridge with Acacia and Alaris. There will come a day when you will regret it. Take it from me, my selfishness is the reason why my daughters lived everyday for the last three years without their mom or dad."
Arcuz was silent, but his eyes found it hard to conceal the shock within. From the very moment he had made hand contact with Sin, he was already figured out and gave himself away.
Arcuz also took a comfortable spot, leaning up against the rock wall directly across from Sin. Sighing he said to Sin.
"I originally didn't want to tell you this until you became much stronger. But ever since the night of the starlight energy you formed, it has begun awakening a certain calamity, something that should never belong in the lower, or upper domains. But first things first, to gain your complete trust in me, I will reveal my true identity to you. But you must not ever let word out. I am the 250th generation Emperor Ragenitus you just saw on the stage not long ago. However, during the period of this tournament please continue calling me brother, or Arcuz."
Sin nodded his head calmly, while the reveal of Arcuz' identity was within his mind. It hadn't been something that concerned himself a whole lot from the beginning.
Ragenitus began telling what he felt was important enough for Sin to know.
"Around 1,500 years ago when I was still a fledgling youth, I was out travelling and came across a very unholy place. Many cruel and torturous rituals were held within, while I was still too weak at that time, I should have died within. A middle aged man who called himself the Prophet brought me to a hidden library. That was where I learned about everything, and was foretold one day of your own arrival to our world. With his beyond Immortals power, the Prophet helped me seal away the Infernal Keep. When he revealed his power though, scarlet chains fell from the sky and wrapped him within. I heard the voice of a monstrous entity, it said something amongst the lines. [You goddamn traitor! How dare you help insignificant humans seal away our home. Don't forget, we were created to devour the fish, evolve and kill our creators enemies. You have crossed the line, no matter how you're tortured it could never pay for your grave offence.]"
Ragenitus continued on. "It was then that my burning curiosity began taking over. I read through each and every book within the library. It took me two decades, but the history I learned through the various books, the bleak future, a giant System that controls all life throughout our lower and higher domains. The higher domains where Immortals roam, is not the end of the path. Beyond that is the creators of this so called System. They play the game of Gods Hand and determine our destiny. The system creators named this race the Tera Knox. The race was imbued with their power, to put it in simple terms. The strongest Immortals in the higher domains, is of equivalent power to the infants of the Tera Knox race."
"During that time, the creators of the System and Tera Knox were in a war of extinction with another enemy, Septimum Alcharos. The Tera Knox and System was created with two main purposes. One, to successfully separate the original world, creating a cage where we would all become live stock for the Tera Knox to consume and evolve. Two, the creators were originally enslaved by the Septimum Alcharos, they came from various races outside of the Systems separation plan. Their plan was to use all the other races that were trapped inside this big system, as food for the Tera Knox. The Tera Knox would successfully evolve, and eliminate the Septimum Alcharos."
This time Sin could no longer remain calm, there was always questions behind his transfer to Desolate Kingdom. Ever since Sin was a child, he always had these fragmented dreams that haunted him and were his constant nightmares. Hearing the short bit of history from Ragenitus, Sins memory began working in overdrive. The nightmarish fragmented dreams he had as a child, became clear once more after he heard of the Tera Knox, and Septimum Alcharos.
Feeling the surging shock within Sin, Ragenitus confirmed his suspicion and continued on.
"That is the most that I can tell you right now, already telling you that is pushing boundaries and hidden expectations. However, what is the true and most pressing matter right now, is that the Infernal Keep has reacted to you, and the power you gained. While there is much more I would like to explain to you, I feel like it would only hit a wall and earn nothing."
Sins mind began working, organizing the new information he received. After a minute of deep thought, Sin began asking his own questions.
"You mentioned you spiced things up for the opening of the new King Of Mercenaries tournament. Not only that, you reveal your identity to me, the history behind an impeding destruction that is out of our hands. And to top it all off, you introduced me to the Infernal Keep, Tera Knox, and the Septimum Alcharos. So tell me Ragenitus, do you expect me to have some power or method to reseal the Infernal Keep?"
Ragenitus had a mulling look on his face, he hesitated to answer the next part, but nonetheless he did so.
"To answer your questions, I don't believe you have any power or method to reseal the Infernal Keep. I also told you everything relating to the System, Tera Knox and Septimum Alcharos because you should be aware of it. At one point in time, you had the last bit of Shenzis remnant soul in your body. The Ancestor of the Wolf God Clan. And back then, although Shenzi didn't thwart any major plots, we were bought 350,000 years. The remaining power that Shenzi hid within you, is the key to reseal the Infernal Keep."
Sin had a deep and mulling look on his face. It seemed like long since he were a innocent child, he was already a piece of the chess board. What piece he became was not in his own hands to decide.
"Tell me Ragenitus, within 350,000 years there is only 10 generations of Wolf Kings. Something here doesn't add up, your ancestors supposedly go way back with Shenzi. This grudge between us humans and demons, is that also a ploy made by those creators? A lot of mystery revolves around the Wolf King Ancestor, what was the cause of his death, what did he do to attract their attention? And why was it that I became the casket for his remnant soul?"
"350,000 years ago when Shenzi supposedly fell in battle with the Demon Lord, by mysterious means he managed to exit the System we are trapped within. There he pillaged the hidden Infernal Keep that went under the Septimum Alcharos' radar. However, he was contaminated by the blood of the Tera Knox Royalty. The creators came to eventually learn of these events, they wiped out my ancestors and the Immortal unit Shenzi created, Crimson Constellation. The Wolf God Clan, and Desolate Kingdom have been in a constant time loop. Every 500,000 years, the world is wiped clean of all Karma, and all records of the past civilizations are erased. Shenzi then split his soul into millions of remnant pieces, and here you are, as one of those chosen ones."
Ragenitus took out a thin needle from his clothes, his eyes looked heavily at Sin before he said. "Before I can truly rule out everything running inside my mind, the simplest way would be to test the blood in your body. I was warned by the Prophet once, the resurgence of the Infernal Keep is a grave matter to my families kingdom, my citizens, and my only sisters and nieces future. I hope you can understand."
Sins atmosphere began changing, the hostility he held back within him was beginning to resurface. With a voice full of steel he asked. "And so what if this test proves those thoughts in your mind, will you dispose of me? I had better warn you ahead of time, I have five of my senses left, I will not give a damn how many I have to sacrifice. If you push my bottom line, one of us will die here today!"
Ragenitus went on full alert just like Sin was. Raising both hands into the air and putting the needle away, Ragenitus tried to calm the situation. "Easy brother, I do not plan to dispose of you. I just need to confirm your true origins. If by some odd miracle like the Prophet told me, you may become the only deciding factor to brave these raging currents. I do not ask you for myself, but as a father and husband to each other. Think about your own family and clans future, you are from Earth just like Shenzi is. I'm sure you have parents there who long for the best of their son."
Sin and Ragenitus had both been on full alert for half an hour, both were mentally weighing each other out. Beads of sweat quickly began to pitter patter onto the ground, both men were people with their inner demons and darkness. If both were to go toe to toe without any thought of their current situations, it could very well cause galaxies to disintegrate if they held no punches back.
Sin retracted his hostility back into his body, Ragenitus did the same thing as Sin. Both men instantly felt like a invisible knife had been removed from their throat.
Rolling his shirts sleeve up Sin said. "Do as you must, but my words remain true. Turn on me, and either one of us will die and leave behind something that we cannot afford to leave behind!"
Ragenitus took out the needle once more, feeling Sin on high alert had also triggered himself. But to prove his sincerity, Ragenitus held it within himself. Quickly piercing the needle into Sins arm, after a minute passed and the entire needle became a metallic purple. Ragenitus pulled it out, and began earnestly studying it.
This however, had provoked a third part to Sin that had been hidden for a long time. Sins sclera began turning black, and his eyes became a deep crimson. Ragenitus noticed the changes within Sin, but the greater shock had yet to arrive. Within his bloodline, Ragenitus felt a prehistoric beast staring right at him. The Infernal Keep he sealed began reacting to the needle with Sins blood.
Sins eyes began changing between a deep crimson, and back to their lifeless white colour. Sins hands reached to his head, he began digging his fingers into his flesh and tearing downwards. Sin let out a bestial roar of rage and pure wickedness. Sins body fell to the ground, and it quickly became covered in Sins sweat.
"You..... bastard Ragenitus... I swear if you fucked around with me.... I will purposely lose control and wipe your kingdom out!" Sin was panting like a dog, a strong bestial intent began corroding his mind. The blood in Sins Heart World began rumbling, the sound of a bells dong began echoing from the palace behind the gates in Sins Heart World.
Sasha who was inside cultivating, felt a disturbance in the Primordial Chaos energy. When she opened up her eyes, there was a tangible monstrous entity standing in front of her. Its hand reached out, and began sucking away the spirit fire from her being.
Midnight Reaper who was in Desolate Kingdom, felt the sudden change from their soul. That third being which had been sealed away, temporarily woke up and was beginning to corrode them.
Ragenitus who was staring in shock muttered to himself in disbelief and terror. "The blood of the Tera Knox royalty!"
Crimson-black flames began radiating off of Sins body, Sins eyes widened as his flesh became tense and started tearing apart. Purple blood oozed out of Sins flesh, Ragenitus quickly snapped out of his trance and began acting with speed.
Remembering what he read from the books, Ragenitus stabbed the needle with Sins blood through his heart. He interjected all of his Mana into Sins Heart World. The tangible figure that appeared began flickering, its hand let go of Sasha's spirit fire. It grinned cruelly, looking in the main hall and saw Midnight Reaper there and left its last words.
"It seems our play time has come to an end brother Midnight. My awakening isn't that far off in the future. I can't wait to watch how you and him struggle to seal me again! The Infernal Keep has begun reacting, I wish you the best in the near future brother. Until the day Sin accepts who he really is, I may just kill you both if it takes too long."
The tangible figure disappeared, Sins struggling came to a halt. His flesh began repairing, the oozing purple blood returned to red, the teared flesh began repairing itself. Sins sclera and eyes returned to normal, panting and covered in sweat. Sin laid on the ground in extreme exhaustion.
"I would beat you black and blue like I did everyone else if I weren't so goddamn tired!" Sin managed to push these last words out of his mouth before he blacked out.