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Chapter Six: Gewinn (Gain) – The reward everyone wanted [Second Half]
“Can I get an explanation of what is going on here?”
Said Engel while facing Loki.
“Indeed… Well… Brokkr, explain please.”
“Don’t run away!” Retorted Engel.
“It’s okay, I’ll explain.” Said Brokkr.
“The first thing is that… It seems that the strong will to live from these two dragons made so that their souls would get attatched to their magic cores. It also has a deep relation with their [Elemental Affinity], but I really don’t get it myself either.” Added Brokkr.
“I see… We could say that an unknown phenomemon took place here.” Said Engel while trying to understand the explanation.
“So, what about the swords? They are a part of you? Are you the swords themselves of they are just a medium of representaion?” Asked Engel moving his attention to [Aktycon] and [Itycon].
“Well… I don’t get all this either you know… But, the thing is that we are independent beings. We have some kind of bond with the swords, but nothing else. If those swords were to be destroyed or something, I don’t think we would recieve any kind of damage. They are just a symbol of us being here. You can consider those swords just as swords, and us being us.” Tried to explain [Aktycon].
“Is just as my partner said. Those shortswords are just an object with a bond to us. With our innate skills recieved by becoming [Pixies] we can interact with the medium, but that is all.” Said [Itycon].
“So… If I got it well… In simple words, you sya that these shortswords are like an arm to you. You can control, posses, modify and interact with it, but that’s all. It does not mean that the entire existence of “You” is this sword.” Replied Engel.
“That’s it.” Said [Aktycon].
Brokkr nooded in conentment while Loki assimilated the very idea of the conversation.
“So, honorable [Dragon Slayer], after knowing this, we decided to serve the one who defeated us. Do you accept our offer?” Asked [Itycon].
“Well… I actually don’t see a problem with it, so I’ll accept your offer.” Said Engel with a half-smile.
He then recieved the same message he saw when he dormed a contract with Lilya. He accepted and in his hand he felt a little hot sentation. He took off his claws, and he saw that in his thimb and index finger there were ring-like black marks and in his middle finger, a white one. They were marks like the one he had in his neck.
“So it’s official then…” Said Engel while looking the marks and wondering why there were three marks.
He brushed it off thinking it was just fashion sense…
And in reality it was…. Just fashion sense. It had no deep meaning to it.
“Well then, congrats [Dragon Slayer]. You’re our master now.” Said [Akticon].
“And with an offical bond between us, I have a humble request to ask to you.” Added [Itycon].
“What is it?” Asked Engel.
“We, now that have evolved to [Pixies], have left behind the titles of [Cursed Dragons]. I… We wish you bestow us with a proper name.” Said [Itycon] while putting her hand in her bountiful chest.
(Why always me?….) Engel retorted himself in his mind while nodding in confirmation.
“I’ll do as you say.” He said as he started to work his brain hard.
“I know! [Aktycon], you now will be [Seara] and [Itycon], you’ll be [Avalon]. I’ll make a service and give you the last name of [Weise] as for your wisdom.”
Said Engel full of proud in the names he chose. while puffing out his chest.
“Seara…. Not bad, [Dragon Slayer].”
“Avalon… I like it.”
Said both of them.
“By the way, I would appreciate you call me by my name.” Said Engel with a warm half-smile.
Seeing his expression, Seara and Avalon got slightly bashful.
“We-We’ll comply to you will.” Said Avalon.
“I-I don’t mind calling you that way.” Said Seara.
And in while they were in a kid of cozy atmosphere-
“Lil bro! I can’t stan this girl here! Can you plea-……. What the fuck is going on here?!”
Said Brunnhild as she entered the unlocked salon while dragging along Brookelle.
She saw the scene where two unknown beauties were blushing while Engel was warmly smiling…. And she didn’t like it.
He couldn’t avoid a bloodbath after all.
Engel saved his armor, weaponery and accesories in a separate space like the one that held [Hekatonkheires] apart. In the table there was also a special robe, hairpins, bracelets and a choker. He saved the mask and robe, and wore the hairpins, the bracelets and the choker. There were also special bracelets where he had to weat them in his ankles.
But before that, he had to explain his party and co. what was going on. He explained Brunnhildr too. He was threatened to.
It’s not that the girls were exactly happy about it, but they had to accept it.
Seara and Avalon presented themselves to the party and co. They welcomed them as members of the party. And then they got out of the salon, and to the different guests, they presented themseves too. It was a pretty normal scene.
Brookelle also wanted to join the party but got neck cracked by Maria and was ignored.
They walked out to the upper garden. It was dusk.
And then out of thin air-
“Good night people.” Appeared a young girl with a weird attire and greeted everyone.
“Ms. Cole, you arrive quite late.” Said Loki, who greeted the [Game Master], Ms. Cole.
“I had tons of paperwork to do. But anyways, I was able to came as I planned.” She replied.
Everyone started to whisper about she coming to the mansion, but it was just mutters.
“Well… I will go straight to the point in why I came here.” Said Ms. Cole.
“As the [Game Master], I’ll send the notice and the instructions of the next stage tomorrow morning. In these past two days, after I resumed the [Second Stage], the hunt of [White Swans] finished. I pressume the last group was [Azure Tree], namely the ones present here.” She said, as to what they nodded.
“So then, I came for three things. The first one is to convey this and to congratulate Mr. Falsch, Mr. Ausgewogen, Ms. Spiegel, Ms. Nachahmung and Ms. Isold for their efforts in the [Civil War]. Congratulations and you have my utmost appreciation for it.” Added Ms. Cole while slightly bowing.
“The second thing I came for was to ask you a very great favor. Can yo uplease do not fight among yourselves in this place? It would be a problem if you were to destroy a coundtry or an island. Seriously, it’s a threat to the world if you were to fight. Specially Mr. Falsch, who holds the biggest firepower among the five of you.” Said Ms. Cole with a sigh.
They all just smiled wryly and kept silence. They hadn’t think about it, but now that they were concisious of such consecuences, they by all means didn’t intend to seriously fight among themselves.
“Well… And the third is to reward you for your efforts. I know that you accepted this without such thought, but it’s too shameful for me, [Bereich] and [Schwan Enterprises] to not to reward you with such feats you’ve done. So now we’ll ask you to ask anything you wish here and now. I know I said anything, but I’m restricted to things like money and properties. We cannot let you refrain of participating in [The Tournament] because you got what you wanted here.
It’s a sport where you have the obligation to run till the end after all” Said Ms. Cole with a kind of mischevious smile.
They all five thought about it for a while and the first one to talk was Izaak.
“I want money. Most exactly, I want that the equivalent of the tenfold of the money I’ve won until now goes to certain orphanate. Also I’ll ask for a new location and instalations for said organization…. Is it possible?” He asked.
“Of course. I’d be glad to cooperate in your wish, Mr. Ausgewogen. Later, I’ll ask for the specifications of what you asked.” Said Ms. Cole; then Isold talked.
“I… I need nothing. I will save it.” She said.
“Of course, I’ll save the rights of your wish unntil you need it.” Replied Ms. Cole.
“I want money too. A reasonable amount of course.” Said Krestin. Ms. Cole nodded in response.
“The same as miss behemoth chest there.” Added Lene. Ms. Cole nodded again.
And the only one left was Engel.
“Ehhm…. I have a question before stating my wish.” Said Engel.
“I’ll answer any doubts you have.” Said Ms. Cole.
“Then… This place has two ways right? I mean, we came from [Earth] to [Bereich], so we can go from [Bereich] to [Earth]. Am I wrong?”
“Of course. We have various artifatcs that maked that posssible. If not, there would be no point in coming her in the first place.” Replied Ms. Cole.
“I get it…. Well, I’ll ask for my wish now…. This is hard… Well… The thing is… I wish for a reasnable amount of money… And… If I….. Can I take someone from [Bereich] to [Earth], and also the right for me to come back whenever I want?” Asked Engel with a carefree tone, but with a serious gaze and aura.
Everyoen was dumbfounded by his wish. Even Ms. Cole.
“We-Well… I think… Your wish needs to be discussed. Are you sure you are not changing your mind?” Said Ms. Cole.
“Of course not. I’m 100% sure that’s what I wish.” Added Engel.
“I-I see…. This need to be seriously discussed…. Since the beginning, the a party could bring from one to four aids from this world…. It was a given option when finishing [The Secretive First Stage]. The, also the ones who had won a [Pixie] were able to treat it as an object and travel with he or she… [Quarta]! Make a direct link with Ms. Rhodes, I mean, the president., please.” She slightly muttered something and then asked [Quarta] for a comunication with the president of [Schwan Enterprises.]
Everybody kept silence when Ms. Cole moved a little far to talk with the president and then came back.
“Ehem…. Eh, well… I had a little talk with the president of [Schwan Enterprises] and said we can accept your wish under certain conditions.” That moment Engel and everyone felt a sense of relief and now prepared themselves for he conditions Ms. Cole was going to state.
“First. We can’t have you bring an entire unknown town of people to [Earth], so the only ones deeply involved with you are able to travel with you back. Also there’s a limit to 20 people. Second. Also, it is possible for you to come back to [Bereich], but only in certain dates. You will be given an schedule, and it seems you can have 1 or 2 people to accompany you. Third…. You will have to absolutely keep the secret from people not related to [The Tournament], nor related directed to you. And Final… We’ll give you a reasonable amount of money so you can take care of the people you brought with you and a little more. So you’ll need to contact me later to know how many people you’ll take.” Explained Ms. Cole.
“Thank you very much Ms. Cole for listening to my unreasonable request.” Said Engel while sighing in relief, and giving a warm half-smile.
“You’re welcome. Oh, and when you go back to [Earth], you’ll need to meet the president of [Schwan Entrerprises] to arrange the paperwork of the people you take with you.” She added.
“Well the… If you excuse me, I’ve got tons of work to do. See you later, [Five Gods of War]”
Said Ms. Cole as she dissapeared in thin air.
“””””…………………………….. Hoe did she called us?………………………….”””””
They just kept silence to how she called them, and they asked at the same time such question.
After that, Engel asked privacy for himself and the ones he had met in [Bereich]. Even he asked his party to left the salon, where he wanted to have a conversation with everyone.
Yozora, Lilya, Alize, Haven, Cale, Leslie, Ileana, Schnee, Schwartz, Weiss, Mikaela, Seara and Avalon where inside the salon.
“Everybody’s here right… Well, I will go straight to the point. Who wants to come with me to [Earth], my world? Oh, and it’s needless to say that I’ll take the kids with me. Also it seems that Lilya, Seana and Avalon’s trip is assured, so I’m asking you, Yozora, Cale, Haven, Alize, Leslie and Ileana.”
Said Engel with his serious mood. Except Yozora, Lilya, Seana and Avalon, no one of the present people could keep up with his change of attitude. It always was a rush of feelings everytime he changes such a carefree attitude to a really serious one in less than the blink of an eye.
“I, of course and without a doubt will go with you.” Said Yozora with the slight doubt in his face, voice, mind and heart.
“Hmph! What are you saying? Of course if Yozora goes, I’ll go. You should be grateful with my company.” Said Ileana.
The ones who were left to decie were Leslie, Haven, Alize and Cale.
Haven talked first.
“Well… If you were to leave to your own world, I would know what to do, so I’ll stick with you untill I find out my own path.” Said Haven with a warm smile.
“I will follow Engel to wherever he goes!” Was what Leslie stated. Then it was Alize’s turn.
“….. I really don’t know. I have brother and Master Thor. You could say I followed you on a whim, and I do not regret it… But in this turning point… I don’t know what to say. I’ve got a life here, but even so I’ve got a life with you. In this very moment I don’t know which weights more. I need time to answer you, Engel.”
Replied Alize with an honest and kind of sad expression. Then Cale talked.
“I… I will follow Engel everywhere. I don’t know where I will en up, but if Engel is there, I will follow. I have no home nor people dear to me except all you, so… I consider that being next to Engel is the place I can call home.” Said Cale, who could not make many expressions, made a happy and warm smile. You could tell she was so happy she was keeping her tears with all her strength.
“It’s decided then. Alize, I’ll have you gave me your answer tomorrow.” Said Engel.
“Eh? Isn’t it too little time?” Opined Haven.
“No. It’s better if she does not think about it too much. It could lead to regrets if she does not do it soon. Am I wrong?” Replied Engel.
“N-Not exactly….” Said Haven.
“I’ll be expecting your answer tomorrow by this time.” Said Engel again and then dismissed the group.
He was stillong in the upper garden several hours later. He just wanted to stargaze a little, so he then went to his bedroom, and then-
“………… Didn’t you leave?” Asked Engel to the girl in front oh his bedroom.
“I wanted, but then I was offered something, and of course I wouldn’t reject such thing for Master Engel.”
Said Brookelle as she fidgeted.
(Deja vú?) Asked Engel to himself.
“….. I don’t know what you mean by that….” Said Engel as he drew closer to Brookelle, more exactly, to his room’s door.
“Well… It’s… this.”
She said as she, with a really blushed face kissed Engel in the lips.
Then the door opened and-
“Did you honetly, Mr. Falsch, thought I would enjoy you just once?”
“Engel… Get in…”
“Enge… Engel will take me with him…. Ehehehe… Ehehehehe… With him… Hehehehe….”
“Is… Is it okay for me to be here?”
“I never thought it was going to end like this.”
“…… Please do not stare that intensely….”
Her majesty, Yozora, Leslie, Haven, Seara and Avalon were inside his room.
“………… This is a Deja-vú… ??……” Said Engel as he was dragged inside the room by the queen and Yozora, then Brookelle closed the door.
It was an even more censored night than the last one. Absolutely more censored.
It’s not a lie. It really happened. Absolutely true.
GOOD HOUR LITTLE [CHIKS]! [QUARTA] HAS COME TO GIVE YOU SOME INFORMATION. ALL OF YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY PASSED THOROUGH THE [SECOND STAGE]! THAT’S WHY YOU WILL BE GIVEN NOW THE INTRUCTIONS FOR THE [THIRD STAGE]!
HAVE A NICE DAY!!!
A notice window was shown to the participants in the whole world; it contained the information for the next stage.
GREETINGS TO ALL OF YOU
I AM THE [GAME MASTER], ALEXANDRA COLE AND NOW I WIL PROCEED TO GIVE YOU THE GENERAL DIRECTIONS OF THE [SECOND STAGE].
IF YOU WERE TO HAVE DOUBTS, VISIT THE SECTION OF [GENERL DIRECTIONS] ON YOUR [MENU]
FIRST: YOUR NAMES ARE NOT [CHICK] ANYMORE. YOU ARE [SWAN] NOW.
SECOND: YOU HAVE ALREADY OBTAINED ALL A [CAMELLIA SPHERE]. BE SURE NOT TO LOST IT. HAVING ONE IS YOUR TICKET BACK TO [EARTH]. YOU NEED SIX IN TOTAL.
THIRD: AS STATED, YOU NEED SIX [CAMELLIA SPHERE], AND THE ONLY WAY TO OBTAIN ONE IS TO FIGHT ANOTHER [PARTY]. YES, YOU WILL HAVE TO CHALLENGE ANOTHER PARTY TO OBTAIN THEIR [SPHERE].
FOURTH: ONCE PER WEEK, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHALLENGE A PARTY FOR THEIR SPHERE, BE IT YOU WIN OR LOSE. ONCE YOU OBTAIN 6 OF THEM, 5 FROM OTHER TEAMS AND 1 OF YOURS, YOU WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHALLENGE A [MASCHINE].
FIFTH: ONLY 30 PARTIES WILL BE ABLE TO CHALLENGE A [MASCHINE], SO WORK HARD AND GOOD LUCK!
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING ENYTHING, VISIT THE [GENERAL DIRECTIONS] SECTION ON YOUR [MENU]
HAVE A NICE THIRD AND LAST STAGE OF THE FIRST PART
YOU ALREADY HAVE ONE FOOT BACK TO EARTH
AGAIN, GOOD LUCK [SWANS]
“Finally… The [Third Stage] is here….”
Said Engel as he looked to the horizon in the upper garden after reading the notice window.
“It’s showtime…” He muttered with a mocking half-smile.