“You bastard! I’ll kill you!” Kaia screamed, drawing her sword and racing toward Deek.
Carmine appeared in front of her, her shield up, an impenetrable barrier that Kaia could not pass. Without attacking Carmine, she couldn’t attack Deek. As for the other three knights, they had their swords drawn, but they barely took a step before they were stopped by Garnet and Bernice. Bernice had a complicated expression on her face, but she also remembered what Nerissa had said before she died. The fey reminded her too much of demons for her to be forgiving.
“I wouldn’t move.” Bernice pulled her guns on the knights while Garnet held her hammer menacingly.
The headless body of Nerissa started to dissolve, being eaten by the dungeon.
“You… you didn’t have to do it!” Kaia cried, tears falling down her eyes.
“She was a rabid monster,” I responded darkly, glaring at Kaia. “You fey think that just because you were here first, you somehow have rights beyond the lives of others? I came here without any grudge against your people, but I won’t stand by while you abuse and demean my people either!”
“Y-you…” She had no argument, but she still glared hatefully my way.
“My lord…” Demetri spoke up, a complicated expression on his face. “Although she is fey, she saved our lives and risked her own. I’d like to beg on her behalf.”
Demetri seemed to recognize the situation better than anyone. He was still subservient to me, but he still couldn’t sit by and say nothing if I cut down Kaia. It wasn’t that he believed he could stop me, just that he had to try. With a sigh, I wave my hand, breaking the slave bond between Kaia and me. I had unlocked Cancel Slave Contract at level 35, but it had never been important to me because my blessings prevented me from using it. I decided to give it a try on her now. Her eyes popped as the bond broke. That worked pretty well. I was at a level where I didn’t even need physical contact.
Her expression flashed with reluctance. “But…”
“My lord has shown you mercy! Please leave!” It was Demetri who suddenly showed.
Her eyes flashed with shock. “You… after everything…”
Demetri bit his lip. “You are fey, and we are human. You saved me because you felt sorry for me and wanted to act against your father. However, there is a time where I will gather humans and fight back against the fey, and the fey will die. You had to have realized this.”
Her eyes flashed in surprise, and then they lowered. “This… even so…”
She wasn’t someone who thought about things in such a complicated manner. To this point, she had just been reacting to what she experienced. Although Demetri had used her help out of necessity, he was a leader capable of seeing the bigger picture. At some point, she’d either have to betray the fey, or they’d be on opposing sides.
It was clear she wasn’t satisfied with things ending this way. With her sister gone, she wanted retribution. However, she was now at a disadvantage to humans. This made her uncomfortable. Fey were always in charge and humans were weak. It was that simple. Her eyes finally flashed darkly. She had no choice but to flee. However, in just a few minutes, there would be reinforcements.
“Very well… let’s go.” She finally pulled back.
“You seem to be mistaken about something.” I stopped her as she turned to leave.
“I said you could leave. I said nothing about them!” I looked at the soldiers.
“You go too far!”
“Heh.” Elaya wore a demonic smile as she flashed, appearing behind the guards.
A black mist exploded from her body, piercing the chest of each of the three men. They let out cries, attempting to attack. However, her movements were vicious. Garnet and Bernice didn’t even have to react as she brought them down. They let out screams, but they grew weaker by the second. Kaia moved to help, but Garnet slammed her hammer down, forcing the woman to jump back. By the time she recovered, her three knights were nothing more than desiccated corpses.