My Children Swarm the Cosmos โ€“ Chapter 16

๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ค (1)

October 11th, night of the day Bythos raided on Kreion.

The lights of Kreionโ€™s mansion went off, and there was a single passenger car with its engine off on the road near the mansion.

The man in the driverโ€™s seat of the passenger car was biting his nails, looking anxious.

โ€˜๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต? ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ. . . . .โ€™

He was Bythosโ€™ secretary. Bythos told him that there were many information leaks and that the easiest target to deal with right now was Kreion.

Itโ€™s been about 20 minutes since Bythos, who was boasting like that, entered the mansion with the lights off.

โ€˜๐˜–๐˜ฉ, ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ. . . .โ€™

Suddenly, the lights in the mansion came on.

Bythosโ€™ network interference was cut off. In that case, it means that the ambush inside is over, but if the blackout lasted for more than 20 minutes, the aftermath would be difficult.

โ€˜๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต?โ€™

The lights are on, but Bythos doesnโ€™t come out. He waited, still hoping, but Bythos, who had entered the mansion, did not come out for 10 minutes after the lights came on.

If it was none other than Bythosโ€™ secretary, he had no choice but to understand the situation.

โ€˜. . . .๐˜ ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต.โ€™

With the career he had built up so far, he could have gotten a better secretary job. Nevertheless, he chose to enter the Darwin Foundation and willingly participate in the chimeraz project. He could have quit being Bythosโ€™ secretary in the meantime, but he didnโ€™t. This is because Bythosโ€™ hacking skills, which he showed in that preliminary selection, were extraordinary.

An army of artificial humans that moved under Bythosโ€™ control. They annihilated other competing subjects from the start of the preliminary selection.

The overwhelming ability that overwhelmed the competing subjects at that time gave the secretary ambition. He dreamed of Bythos becoming the ruler of chimeraz, working at the Darwin Foundation, playing an active role on the battlefield, and a bright future as a secretary of such an outstanding bioweapon.

That dream was shattered to pieces just now.

โ€˜๐˜‰๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด. . . . ๐˜”๐˜บ ๐˜‰๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด. . . .โ€™

The bioweapon he had been caring for was attacked by another secretaryโ€™s bioweapon. Even to Kreion, who was born a few months later than Bythos, a 5th batch subject who seemed to lack special abilities and personal combat power.

In a word, it was all Kreionโ€™s fault.

Itโ€™s all Kreionโ€™s fault.

โ€œYou son of a b*tch. . . .!โ€

Just imagining Kreion becoming the real ruler and living a happy life makes him want to turn his stomach.

โ€œHello? Yes. I have something very strange to report.โ€

Unable to contain his anger, he ended up reporting Bythosโ€™ disappearance to the police. Bythos, who was headed to Kreionโ€™s mansion, is gone.

In response, the police station in charge of the area investigated Bythosโ€™ disappearance with suspicion. It was true that a suspicious record was found that only the security devices in the mansion and near the mansion were not working at all.

Kreion was identified as a strong suspect from the time of the report, and Haber, Kreionโ€™s legal guardian, received a call from the police while driving to work at the mansion the next day.

โ€œYes, thatโ€™s right. Kreion was alone at home yesterday. No. No one said they were visiting. So, who is Bythos?โ€

Haber responded skillfully.

โ€œIโ€™m hearing this for the first time. Oh, my, he was an employee of an information security company. . . . So, youโ€™re investigating like this. . . . Oh, yes. Of course. Heโ€™s still a minor.โ€

โ€œI see. First of all, Iโ€™ll ask Young Master. He would never lie to me. . . . Yes. Heโ€™s under my care because he left his parents early.โ€

Haber arrived at Kreionโ€™s mansion and parked the car.

โ€œAh, his parents are busy with business and are not in the Nemea star country. Both of them. Yes, I will cooperate as much as I can. . . . I understand.โ€

October 12, 8:02 AM. Haber finished his conversation with the police and entered the mansion.

Kreion was expressionless as usual, as if nothing had happened.

โ€œYouโ€™re two minutes late today. Haber.โ€

โ€œIโ€™m sorry. I had something urgent to do.โ€

โ€œIโ€™m not going to complain. You donโ€™t have to apologize.โ€

โ€œYes. Young Master. Haha. . . . Did anything happen last night?โ€

โ€œI was just about to tell you that.โ€

โ€œ. . . .Did something happen?โ€

โ€œBythos came to kill me. He caused a blackout only in this mansion and turned off all the eyes of human society. Then he broke the window and came in and sprayed a virus on me.โ€

Kreion gestures to an empty room on the first floor.

โ€œI was looking at the hologram map in that room when the battle started. Bythos must have noticed that I interpreted the virus during the battle, so he attacked me with physical force. Because of that, a crack formed in the floor, and the digestive fluid of Puker, which I had hidden in my blood, flowed down the crack and collapsed the floor.โ€

โ€œDidnโ€™t you say that Young Masterโ€™s experimental subjects are in the basement?โ€

โ€œThatโ€™s why Ludwig ended up killing Bythos. . . . If the guy hadnโ€™t shown excessive force in stepping on my tentacles, things wouldnโ€™t have turned out that way.โ€

โ€œThen. . . . Are you saying that it was Bythosโ€™ fault that he fell into the basement during the battle? Because Bythos was the one who caused the crack in the floor in the first place. . . .?โ€



A shrine-like room finished with white marble.

In the open garden, genetically engineered fruit trees are ripe and fresh.

A gravel path winds its way between the spreading fruit trees and flowers. A man in his 50s, dressed in an ocher-colored toga, is pressing the wireless earpiece on his right ear with one hand.

โ€œThat lousy secretary played dirty?โ€

โ”๐˜๐ž๐ฌ, ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ž๐Ÿ.

The head of the Darwin Foundation, Francis Darwin, is on the phone with Haber. He heard from Haber about what happened last night.

โ€œIf the subject was dead, he would have reported it quickly and left the project, but it seems like a humanoid being swayed by personal feelings.โ€

โ”๐ˆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐›๐ž ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ. ๐ˆ ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐š๐ฅ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐๐ฒ ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ฆ๐š๐๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐‚๐จ๐ž๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐กโ€™๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž.

โ€œOf course. All those primitive subjects are manure for our Kreionโ€™s growth. I canโ€™t just leave them alone because Iโ€™m annoyed.โ€

โ”๐“๐ก๐š๐ง๐ค ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐ข๐ญ.

โ€œMr. Haber does his job so well that I have to do it myself. So letโ€™s keep it that way. So that Kreion can grow up to be a good soldier. Do you understand?โ€

โ”๐˜๐ž๐ฌ. ๐Ž๐Ÿ ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž.

Darwin hangs up the phone and immediately takes out his cell phone and turns on the screen. The cell phone, which recognizes the movement of the eyeball, scrolls the screen and opens the contact list.

โ€œLetโ€™s see. . . . Should I start with this person first. . .?โ€

He picks one of the contacts and makes a call. And he turns his head back slightly.

A small humanoid wearing a suit and a bow tie is standing with a teacup.

โ€œHey, whatโ€™s that, the electronic warfare specialization that Kreion ate?โ€

โ€œNetworking specialization. Zeul Pin Bythos.โ€

โ€œYeah, Bythosโ€™ secretary, right?โ€

The small humanoid responds in a mechanical boyโ€™s voice.

โ€œSearch results. Heโ€™s on the list of defeated ones.โ€

โ€œThat secretary is a guy who doesnโ€™t even know the basics of a confidentiality agreement. Heโ€™s probably still in Nemea, according to the spaceport schedule.โ€

โ€œDo you want to give an order?โ€

โ€œTell them to dispose of that secretary guy today.โ€

โ€œI will convey it. Would you like to send a worker?โ€

โ€œWe canโ€™t send a monster, can we?โ€


Just then, the person who received Darwinโ€™s call accepted the call.

โ€œOh, Center Director! Iโ€™ll close it. Hahahaha. Were you waiting? The situation I told you about the other day has finally exploded. Thatโ€™s right. A humanoid ape is pooping on a precious project.โ€

He leisurely puts the teacup the humanoid was holding to his lips.

โ€œ. . . .Hmm. Yes, thatโ€™s right. Iโ€™d appreciate it if you could come out right now. This is not an ordinary thing for me. Itโ€™s a very, very important task. . . .โ€

The humanoid takes his teacup again.

โ€œThatโ€™s right. This is such an important issue, and yet theyโ€™re clouding the water like that. So I got a little mad. The chief of police in that area is like that, and his work is too inflexible. . . . Yes. Then Iโ€™ll be in your care this time, Center Director. Hahahaha.โ€

That day, an angry voice rang out at a police station somewhere.

โ€œHow many urgent cases have been filed before this?!โ€

โ€œBut the cause-unknown blackout and the sour smell. . . . If you search the house right now. . . .โ€

โ€œDo we have any grounds to break into that house?โ€

โ€œThatโ€™s why weโ€™re investigating for now. The rest of the evidence is a warrant through the investigation of the surrounding area and the undercover investigation. . . .โ€

โ€œUndercover, undercover, you little brats! Do the work thatโ€™s been piling up, please! Oh, my God, Iโ€™m going crazy.โ€


โ€œWhat are you filling up? Are you crazy?โ€

The police officer in the interrogation room froze as he was about to say something. This is because the chief of police appeared behind the Coelacanth representative. The chief of police seemed to have run in a hurry, his hair disheveled and his sweat dripping.

โ€œI got a call from a police station early in the morning. . . . Chief. Is this the right procedure to keep him locked up like this and interrogate him without a guardian?โ€

โ€œOh, my. . . . It seems like we made a big mistake. Haha. . . .โ€

Kreion observes the two of them closely.

โ€˜๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ?. . . ๐˜๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ?โ€™

Then, the Coelacanth representative came into the interrogation room and put his hand on one of Kreionโ€™s shoulders.

โ€œYouโ€™re making this kid suffer all alone when he came from another country. . . . No, is it okay to arrest our new employee without a word? At least I should have talked to Mr. Haber first. Right?โ€

โ€œC-Chief. . . . I heard there was a report. Bythos, who disappeared, went to Kreionโ€™s house yesterday. . . .โ€


The chief of police, who had come running, slapped the policeman on the cheek.

The policeman was shocked to find that he had been hit and lost his words with his mouth slightly open.

โ€œIโ€™ve heard that story too. That Kreion is suspected of something.โ€

โ€œ. . . . . . .โ€

โ€œSo, are you saying that this kid is a murderer now? A crazy guy just mentioned the word suspect without thinking.โ€

โ€œ. . . . . . .โ€

โ€œThe police are ignoring all procedures and arresting him first? Interrogating him first? Are you crazy about your performance? Since when has it become our duty to catch more than other departments?โ€

The chief of police reaches out and closes the door of the interrogation room tightly.

โ€œBut Iโ€™ve never seen a case where a group of people are collectively delusional and lock up an 18-year-old who has no evidence of any crime and treat him like a criminal.โ€

โ€œIโ€™m sorry.โ€

โ€œThen let me ask you. Did you check what happened yourself?โ€

โ€œNo, I didnโ€™t. . . .โ€

โ€œWhy are you holding onto the kid as if you know everything, even though the guardian hasnโ€™t arrived yet? And heโ€™s such a sincere and well-mannered kid.โ€

From the chiefโ€™s remarks just now, Kreion speculates.

โ€˜๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ-๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ. . . . ๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ.โ€™

โ€œ. . . .Iโ€™m sorry.โ€

โ€œDonโ€™t tell me. Apologize sincerely to this friend who has been deeply hurt, as an adult.โ€

In the end, the policeman had no choice but to bow his head and apologize to Kreion.


There was a bit of a commotion today, but it was resolved with the intervention of the center director of the security center that manages the entire Argos region.

The chief of police I saw in the interrogation room earlier was the chief of police of that police station, and there is a superior organization called the security center above him. The center director for short.

When I asked Haber about it, the answer was not much different from what I had expected.

โ€œI pulled some strings and used my hand. Haha. I heard that Damian also used the power of his organization, which has connections with the police, to put Young Master in trouble. So this is self-defense.โ€

Haber used some kind of system in human society to exert power on the upper line. I think it was possible because the Darwin Foundationโ€™s huge shadow was behind Haber.

And the representative of Coelacanth was unusually kind to me. He must also have some kind of connection with the Darwin Foundation through Haber.

I guess this is what they call collusion, but itโ€™s good for me. Life in human society and work at the company should be easier.

And the hole in the room with the computer was fixed by the humanoid engineers while I was at the company.

Apparently, the technicians worked together to fix the hole in the floor when they recovered the bio-tissue of Bythos that had blocked the broken window, which I had removed in advance.

As soon as I got home, I went down to the basement.

โ€œMaster. . . . This is no fun. . . .โ€

A hologram projector was placed in the corner of the basement. And next to the projector were piled tens of thousands of human war movies and electronic books of Nemea Commonwealth field manuals.

I thought about putting those e-books in a small storage device, but since Ludwig would find it difficult to operate, I stacked them up as e-books so that they would be easy to touch.

โ€œYou need more learning to do your job well.โ€

Ludwig drooped the tentacles of his snout and played the next war movie.

โ€œI donโ€™t like the emphasis on the horrors of war and camaraderie. . . .โ€

โ€œWhy is that?โ€

โ€œHuman war movies are all. . . . Itโ€™s like theyโ€™re saying that war is a bad thing. . . . War is something that is absolutely necessary for the activities of the race. . . .โ€

Ludwig squints his vertically slit eyes. This child is feeling tired and bored for the first time since he was born.

โ€œBut the reasons why humans start wars are really petty. . . .โ€

โ€œFor example, what are some of the reasons? The reasons why human wars are petty.โ€

I have to teach Ludwig to be a good adjutant.

โ€œIf resources are scarce, instead of taking away from each other, everyone should join forces to find new resources. . . . And if you calculate it, the resources in this universe or on the old Earth were not that scarce. . . .โ€

โ€œThere are abundant resources in the universe. The resources of the old Earth were so abundant that they could be considered abnormal.โ€

โ€œWar is the activity that consumes the most resources. . . . But itโ€™s really. . . . the height of ignorance to wage war because of a shortage of resources. . . .โ€

โ€œThere must be other reasons besides resources. There have been cases where wars were fought to reduce the population or to strengthen external national power.โ€

โ€œEven those problems can be solved sufficiently if we join forces. . . . I canโ€™t understand why they divide their own people into groups called โ€˜countriesโ€™ and kill each other and burn resources. . . .โ€

โ€œAre you saying that all members of the same race should beallies?โ€

โ€œWouldnโ€™t the real enemy be a different race in the long run. . .?โ€

Ludwigโ€™s way of thinking is pure chimeraz itself.

โ€œ. . . .Still, that is something that can be overlooked considering the ignorance of humans at that time. . . . However, there were many cases where wars were fought between members of the same race due to beliefs in imaginary beings that did not exist in this universe. . . .โ€

โ€œIt is said that such beliefs are necessary for a group of humans to unite. But there is another group of humans who deny that belief, so they are eliminated by force.โ€

Humanity has fought wars for all sorts of reasons: food, resources, territory, beliefs, politics, and arrogance.

โ€œI think the human race itself is inefficiently designed. . . .โ€

โ€œThat race now dominates our galaxy. The human civilization is evaluated as a superpower among the alien races of other galaxies.โ€

โ€œThatโ€™s because humans were born much faster than other intelligent life forms. . . .โ€

โ€œAre you saying that humans were lucky to be born when they were?โ€

โ€œThe solar system and the Earth are still incredibly lucky cases. . . . . . .โ€

โ€œThere are infinite possibilities in this vast universe. Such cases are not impossible.โ€

โ€œYes. . . . But surely, after thousands or tens of thousands of years, humans will become extinct. . . . By that time, the advantage of being a first-born ancestral race will no longer be meaningful. . . .โ€

โ€œThatโ€™s not the story for now.โ€

โ€œYes. . . .โ€

โ€œYou know what kind of relationship we should have with humans, right?โ€

โ€œThe words of the person who is the mother of the master are valid. . . . I donโ€™t know about later. . . . For now, itโ€™s better to be as friendly as possible with humans. . . .โ€

โ€œAlways make sure your subjectivity is clear. Keep in mind that judgment is variable depending on the situation.โ€

โ€œI understand. . . . Master. . . .โ€

As I said that, I handed Ludwig something I had hidden under the skin of the back of my hand. Then Ludwig reaches out a slender tentacle to the back of my hand.

โ€œWhat is this. . .?โ€

โ€œI picked it up on the street.โ€

A single strand of black hair.

I picked it up from the bustling city earlier.

โ€œIs it human hair. . .?โ€

โ€œNo. Itโ€™s Ariaโ€™s hair.โ€

Ludwig brought the hair in front of his reptile-like eyes.

โ€œAnalyze Ariaโ€™s DNA with this.โ€

She is an opponent who cannot be defeated by any conceivable, conventional method.


The next morning.

โ€œTake care. Young Master.โ€

I get out of the car and head to the company. Every day, office workers who go to work go into the company alone or in groups.

And here it comes.

Aria was waiting in front of the company.

โ€˜๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ?โ€™

โ”๐ˆ ๐œ๐š๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ๐จ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐ .

โ€˜๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜บ. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข.โ€™

Now I get it.

It means that she wants to kill me now because the deterrence doesnโ€™t work. I am convinced that Aria and Damian cooperated in that deterrence, using Bythosโ€™ death.

โ”๐”๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฅ๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ค ๐š๐ซ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ.

Ariaโ€™s command wave sweeps through my head. Then, my body tries to move the material inside my body to transform, regardless of my will.

This is downtown during rush hour.

There are many eyes watching around.

If I am forced to transform here, I will expose my identity to human society without any excuse.

Then I will violate the rules of the coming-of-age ceremony and be disposed of by the foundation.

โ”๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ˆ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ค๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ, ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ค๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. ๐‘๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ?


Things will not go her way.

โ”. . . .๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค ๐ฌ๐จ. ๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ฒ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐›๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ฏ๐ž ๐ข๐ง?

I wonโ€™t think about it. What I prepared.

โ”๐˜๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐š๐ซ๐ญ. ๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ ๐จ๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง.

โ€˜๐˜ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ.โ€™

โ”๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐š๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐๐จ ๐š๐ง๐ฒ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ .

โ”๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐จ๐ง, ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐ž. ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ž.

Her wave seemed to have crept into my head.

โ”๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ฐ๐ž๐š๐ฉ๐จ๐ง, ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ข๐ญ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ. ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐›๐จ๐๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐š ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ.

I think indirectly and opaquely. You canโ€™t think of it specifically. You have to rely on instinct and what your body remembers. My head is no longer entirely mine.

โ”๐ˆ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž.

โ”๐ˆโ€™๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐.

From now on, the fight I will have with Aria may be similar to the cyber warfare of humans.

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