“Fumu. This is the first time I’ve obtained it without breaking it.”
I pick up the Time Gods Scythe <Tokigami>.
A true magic tool chooses its owner and it seems I’m not compatible with the scythe.
Whenever I defeated Eugo Ra Raviaz in the past I always ended up breaking it.
I hold up my hand and form a magic circle which sucks <Tokigami> in.
I sent it to my treasury. You never know, it might be useful for something.
I turn my demon eyes to the place where Aivis perished.
I see. I thought the flow of magic power was strange.
Magic circles form at the same time as the magic activates.
The skeletal body shines with a bright light and was revived.
It was Aivis Necron.
If an origin is destroyed then <Ingaru> can’t bring them back so how did Aivis revive?
There’s only one answer.
The principle destroying sword Venuzdonoa destroyed the origins of 2 beings that were hostile to me. One was a mazoku and another was Eugo Ra Raviaz, however, there appears to have been one more origin. Before fusing with Eugo Ra Raviaz it had already fused with Aivis.
“Wake up my flesh and blood subordinate.”
Light appeared in the eyes of the skeleton when I gave it some magic power.
It vaguely stared at me and said.
“…..I have been forgetful for a long time……. My own lord…… I remember now, however, my origin has learned fear. I finally returned to myself after seeing thy battle style……”
Aivis raised his body and knelt before me.
“Forgive me my beloved demon lord Arnos Voldigod-sama.”
Apparently, this appears to be the real Aivis Necron.
“What happened to you?”
“….I do not know….. My memory has been erased, however, it’s probable that 2000 years ago after Arnos-sama had reincarnated I was murdered by someone. Our origins were fused and I was taken over……”
Is that just a guess on his part?
Well, his memory was completely wiped after all. Guessing is all he’s got.
“During the great magic training, I spoke to you in the classroom. Did they already know?”
Someone killed Aivis and fused with him. Is that someone one the Old Seven Demon Emperors? Was Aivis being played?
That person knew I was the founder and decided to kill me.
Time Manipulation <Lebaido> and Recollection <Evii> is only effective on those you designate. During the great magic training, I tried to read Aivis’ memory but because it was gone I obviously could not read it.
To read the past of the person who fused with Aivis would be impossible as I would need to know their origin.
“I see. They purposely showed me the unfinished fusion magic.”
Because of its limited fusion time or maybe it was short on purpose they drew my attention away from Aivis and maybe noticing he was fused with someone else.
“Did the other Old Seven Demon Emperors lose their memories like you?”
“Possibly, or they might have deleted the knowledge of who did it from their own minds.”
I was betrayed? Not an impossible story.
Oh well, I’ve got no way of knowing and guessing won’t help.
I touch Aivis’ forehead with my fingertip.
“Receive this correct memory from me. It’s not much, but it’s from when you were born until I reincarnated.”
I transmitted the memories to Aivis with Thought Transmission <Liikus>.
“The person who fused with you was probably an underling of this Avos Dillheavia though his existence is not yet confirmed. At the very least there is someone who is hostile to me and knows I’m the founder.”
Shame I couldn’t get some information from the mazoku who was fused with Aivis. Oh well, it couldn’t be helped. I was up against the power of Eugo Ra Raviaz so I couldn’t take any chances. Besides, my top priority at the moment is Sasha & Misha.
“Avos Dillheavia will be watching me and dealing with a mazoku from the age of myths will be troublesome. Even if I kill them they can probably reincarnate and they won’t be so stupid as to casually appear in the demon kings castle since I can turn them into rust on the blade of Venuzdonoa.”
Aivis keeps his head lowered listening to my words.
“I’ll ride on that fellow’s expectations. I’ll spend my time in the school as usual. If they are planning something they will show movement sooner or later. If I put on airs and declare myself they will make sure I’ll spend my time chasing my tail and escape. If they escape it could be hundreds or thousands of years before they resurface.”
A mazokus life is long and the person imitating me has already waited a long time. No matter how long it takes we can afford to wait for the perfect opportunity.
“Okay then. Since you died here Avos Dillheavia might relax a bit and be less cautious.”
Now Aivis is believed dead he can investigate secretly from the shadows.
“Examine the rest of the Old Seven Demon Emperors.”
It’s about time. Should I finish up here?
“Past Modification <Ingudu>”
When I used that magic the white space began to quickly regain colour. The hands on the Magic Clock <Teru> begin to go round and round then start moving correctly again.
By defeating Eugo Ra Raviaz time has begun to move normally again.
I noticed that Aivis had already disappeared.
Hearing a mutter from behind I turn around and see Sasha looking up at the ceiling.
“….That’s not moonlight. That’s sunlight………”
She sounds surprised.
“The space that Eugo Ra Raviaz created was isolated from the world and when I killed him we became unable to return to the time we left. As a result, we have arrived a few hours ahead.”
“Morning sun?” Misha says.
“…….I thought yesterday was my last day……”
“I said there’s no such thing as impossible.”
Misha’s face takes on a puzzled look for a moment before firmly nodding.
Sasha suddenly jumps on Misha forcefully and hugs her tightly.
“Misha. I’m glad…… I’m so glad. You see….. errrm….” Sasha says while looking embarrassed.
“Saying that I hate you. I’m so sorry. I love you. I want you to live Misha.”
“Me too.” Misha takes Sasha’s hand. “I also want Sasha to live.”
They happily hold hands then hug each other again.
Misha gently strokes Sasha’s head who’s currently crying.
Even though she’s crying she’s also laughing.
Fumu. It’s a very heartwarming scene.
While I’m looking at the 2 sisters they nod at each other like they’ve made up their mind on something and turn to me.
I inadvertently laugh at Sasha’s attitude.
“Wha, why are you laughing….!? Ah, no errm……”
Sasha’s face floats a grateful look.
The origin magic had succeeded that’s why I cast Past Modification. The past is now altered and those 2 are very much alive now.
In other words, they now believe I’m the founder demon king Arnos Voldigod from 2000 years ago and since they believed in me the origin magic succeeded.
“Sasha. Peace isn’t bad at all.” I say to her causing her to look puzzled.
“In this place, a little rudeness does not lead to loss of life. I got tired of a deteriorating world that only had fighting. I reincarnated here and I must say its a good time. This is the world I wanted to create.”
My decision and gamble to divide the world into 4 seems to have gone well even if there was a slight miscalculation.
“Don’t stand on ceremony so much. What about the time you forcefully kissed me?”
“Eh….wha…wait……don’t say it……!”
Sasha’s face turns bright red.
Next to her Misha mutters
“No….Wrong! Friend. It was a kiss between friends! Nothing more to it…..!”
“Hou. I see. While you were under Thought Domain <Liknos> I’m sure I heard you say from your heart that you wanted a continuation of that lov—”
“Aaaaaaah ahhhhhhhh aaaaaaahhhhhh ahhhhhhhh!!”
To drown out my words Sasha keeps yelling loudly.
“What are you laughing at mongrel! I’m telling you now you misheard it!! Because I was going to die I just said anything! That’s all! Understand!!”
I can’t help but find it funny how this angry girl speaks to me.
Aah. It’s a good age after all.
“Are you calling the founder a mongrel?”
“Whether you are the founder or not is irrelevant. In this time you are a mongrel.”
Her manner of speaking is funny so I laughed again.
“You can stay as you are.”
“I was going to even without you saying so.”
Sasha looks the other way.
“Misha is fine as she is.”
“Arnos is my friend.”
The Magic Clock <Teru> shows the time as 7:30am.
“Should we go back? It’s a perfect score if we get back to the entrance by 9am.”
I point to the Kings Sceptre Sasha was still holding.
“I’m amazed. You’ve just gone through all of that yet you’re worried about an exam score?”
“I’ve changed the past on a number of occasions but I’ve never got a perfect score in a dungeon exam.”
Sasha’s eyes widen in surprise causing me to laugh again.
“C’mon. Let’s hurry up.”
“…..Dead end…..” Misha points with her finger.
“Aah, that’s true.”
I stamp my foot making a loud noise and the topography changes again.
After about a minute the dead end turns into a path again.
“After the exam is over do you want to come over to my house?”
“Why? What’s there?”
“My mother is sure to be preparing a feast and waiting. Also.” I start laughing. “It’s both of your birthdays.”
Sasha smiles while listening to me.
“I’ll accept that invitation.”
Misha looked at me and nodded.
The 3 of us walked back to the entrance of the dungeon.