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Chapter 259: The Sage Entrusts Something to the Great Spirit
Luciana smiled wryly as if she was exasperated by the sight in front of her.
Her gaze focused on the Great Spirit and Logan.
“That sure is a flashy entrance… perhaps they wanted to be conspicuous?”
“Hahahah, isn’t it okay? Not bad.”
Henry was laughing delightfully.
Contrary to Luciana, he seemed to even praise it.
She is as abrupt as usual…
I guessed she was in a hurry.
If she had just contacted me, I could have picked her up using a transfer, but considering the momentum with how she came, it seemed such thought didn’t cross her mind.
I couldn’t help but pity Logan.
If I were to guess from appearance alone, he seemed to have been forcefully taken by the Great Spirit.
He collapsed as he was carried away.
His body seemed to be protected using spirit magic; it was a good thing, since it would have undoutedly become a more tragic scene.
Both of them were in charge of neighboring locations, but it seemed it was a mistake to arrange it that way.
While I was feeling guilty for Logan, the Great Spirit approached me.
“The chief of elves insisted on checking on you, so I brought him along.”
“Wait, I never said such—“
“You are an old friend, right? There should be something to be said.”
The Great Spirit insisted on that part as Logan was lowered to the ground.
Logan confronted me with a rugged expression on his face.
After a period of silence, he muttered with a serious tone.
“Don’t die. Make sure to show your face again.”
I could feel the concern and trust within his short words.
It was very much like Logan.
He was a long-time friend.
His sincere feelings were conveyed firmly.
On the other hand, Luciana shuffled nearer the Great Spirit.
They conversed in whispers.
“Why don’t you say something as well?”
“I don’t need to.”
“Geez, you sure suck at lying…”
Luciana sighed exaggeratedly.
She came back to me and whispered with a hand cupping her mouth.
“Hey, Demon Lord-sama.”
“What is it?”
“Tell her something nifty.”
Luciana’s request was somewhat understandable.
It would be unnatural to say nothing to the Great Spirit in this situation.
The Great Spirit came all the way here from a distant place after all.
At the very least, it showed her concern for me.
I should tell her something at least.
I thought about it.
However, I couldn’t come up with a good idea.
Luciana would be more capable in this matter.
Just as I was about to ask for her advice, she shook her head before I could even say anything.
It seems I needed to come up with something on my own.
Eventually, I came up with an idea.
I didn’t know if it was the correct answer, but it wasn’t good to keep her waiting.
So I stood in front of the Great Spirit and looked at her.
“What is it?”
“I want to entrust you with this.”
As I said that, I broke off one of my ribs.
I disassembled it using magic and reformed it into another appearance.
What it became was a jet black dagger.
But it gave off a dark green hue when the sun shone on it.
A small jewel was set between the handle and the blade.
It was a solidified form of my magic power.
It’s quite good considering I made it on the spot.
For me, this dagger wasn’t of great value.
The rib I broke off was already repaired with miasma, so it didn’t need to be returned.
However, I thought it was decent enough to be a sign of promise.
Its appearance was good enough.
I handed the dagger to the Great Spirit.
The Great Spirit stared at it and held it to her chest dearly.
She looked up and declared to me.
“The deadline is two days. If it is exceeded, I’ll consider you to have revoked your ownership over the dagger.”
“I understand. I’ll take care not to be late.”
The Great Spirit’s mood was as unclear as usual.
But at the very least, she didn’t seem to feel bad about it.
I looked back at Luciana and gave a questioning gaze.
She gave me a thumbs up.
It seemed my actions were considered acceptable for the time being.
The Great Spirit picked up Logan again while holding the dagger.
I guess she intended to carry him back.
Logan didn’t resist.
It must be because he understood that resistance was futile.
However, he gave Luciana murderous look as she laughed in ridicule.
Luciana deliberately looked scared.
Henry was having fun as he looked at the interactions between the two.
I guess the tension has loosened…
I felt a little relaxed.
Perhaps it would be better if I had a similar mindset as them?
From my time as a human, I was often told I was overly concerned about everything.
Regardless of my feelings, what I had to do didn’t change.
Perhaps I should learn from my subordinates.
The Great Spirit returned to the center of the crater.
She then bent her knees and exerted her power.
“Your actions are also a form of justice. Never forget that.”
With those words as parting, she left with an explosive leap.
As she reached the high sky in an instant, she flew over the horizon.
A form of justice, huh?
The Great Spirit’s many actions deviated from her role as a defense mechanism.
Originally, there was no need for her to do so.
She supported me as an individual.
It wouldn’t be enough regardless of how much I thanked her.
I would need to repay her eventually.
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