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Last Savior - Volume 1 - Chapter Prologue

Published at 25th of February 2016 08:51:18 AM

Chapter Prologue


Reverberating with the violent sound of rain, a cold night…

Within a forest where countless trees were crowded in, a luxurious mansion had been built .

Standing in a prudently maintained, beautiful grand garden was a Western building that had a Middle Ages-like architecture .

It was a night sky covered in dull weather, where not a single star could be seen .

The mansion, being exposed to the violent downpour from up there, was— enveloped in flames .

“…I should have been able to make the whole family happy . ”

Standing at a spacious balcony made of marble, a man in a tuxedo muttered . While his wet fringe stuck onto his forehead and his desolated shoulders were soaked, he was just overlooking the blazing garden below .

Even while the building and flowers were exposed to the raindrops, they were violently blazing . From there, the smell of oil was mixed in and drifting over . That was probably of the flammable material that was released out from the “enemy’s” flamethrower . Even when the man’s estate that was set on fire was almost burned up, it did not seem like that hand of fire loosened up .

Directly behind the man standing at the balcony, his wife—exposed to the rain like the man—was standing .

His wife in a dress lovingly pressed her forehead onto the man’s desolated back, and opened her lips .

“…It’s not like you’re at fault . ”

His wife forgave the man and gently patted his back drown in despair .

Everything was—with no other way of putting it—a disaster .

Burdened with the important destiny of the life-and-death of his family, the man worked recklessly hard . And the result he got—“the thing he made”—turned out driving his family to ruins like this .

His good-will of his greatest intention turned out to be the worst kind of ill-will .

While bearing that mortification, the man’s eyes distorted and he said .

“…Did our daughter manage to escape successfully?”

“It’s alright . ”

The wife desolately smiled and muttered behind the man .

“Our companion Crowney will surely get that girl away successfully . We just have to buy some time here like this for that girl’s sake . ”

“We no longer have anything we can do for that girl other than that, do we… What useless adults, we are . ”

“We probably… were not able to be good parents, were we?”

“I couldn’t even do anything father-like . I feel that I’ve done things that I’m sorry for to that girl . ”

The two cuddling together expressed a sad smile together . They were thinking about the days they spent loving and accompanying each other till this moment, and those blissful memories made a smile appear on their faces .

When the two had nothing left to say, the world was soon engulfed in the sound of rain .

Then, the wall very near to them was destroyed, and a large silhouette flew out from inside .

The crimson flames blazing at the garden illuminated its huge body in the cold rainy night .

Its height was 3 meter . That silhouette was a praying mantis possessing a body of steel .

At the same time it broke through the concrete wall from inside the building and flew onto the balcony, it probably discovered the two of them . It thrust out its sharp giant sickles, and entered into a battle stance .

“… ‘A monster(metal intelligent being)’, huh?”

While looking up at the steel praying mantis, the man concluded without an expression .

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From the hole in the wall that that praying mantis broke through, a human figure walked out a little later .

[—A scientific technique advanced enough is indistinguishable from magic . ]

The human figure gave off the voice of a woman and appeared .

Walking out to the balcony, that human figure was also, like the praying mantis, illuminated by the flames .

The human figure was covered by thick metal armor all over her body . She had bulky gauntlets and shoulder guards . Pale-colored guards like armors of Western knights were put onto her limbs . There wasn’t even a tiny part where her skin was exposed, and that figure covered in armor almost could be seen as a machine taking on the appearance of a human .

In that right hand of hers—she was carrying a giant sickle like the one carried by a Grim Reaper .

The women covered in armor continued her speech .

[Certainly, that’s one of the Clark’s 3 laws . This metal armor that your family made might certainly be suitable to be called magic . For our idea to be enhanced to this extent… it is really an amazing technological power . ]

Listening to the armored woman’s words, the wife said with a menacing look .

“…Our family had accomplished our task . You promised if we succeeded in making that power, our family would be able to return to your community . And yet, why… are you giving us this treatment? . . . ”

The armored woman shrugged her shoulders .

[I recognize your family’s achievements . However, it’s unfortunate, but we are unable to accept you as our compatriots again . That’s the absolute blood law . It is impossible to welcome you, who have impure blood . ]

The wife couldn’t help gritting her teeth at the calm attitude of the woman saying that .

“You didn’t plan on keep your promise from the start, did you… what cruel humans!”

[We are no longer humans . We’re ‘Aion’ a long time ago . ]

While lightly warding off the glaring gaze from the front, the armored woman sighed .

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[On top of being unable to accept you as ‘Pleroma’, we probably have no choice but to let you continue staying on this land . However, the circulation of your technological power amongst humans was deemed as dangerous . In that case, everything was that we had no choice… your family would have to perish . ]

“How selfish…!”

[…That’s true . ]

On top of admitting that honestly, the armored woman continued .

[Your family’s research data had all been seized by us . We had obtained everything we need . Therefore, we had already killed all the chamberlains, staffs and people we used that were in underground research establishment . We’ll be taking over after that . Thanks to your research, we’re able to undertake on more efficient tactics on the extinction of the human species . At the least, we’ll hand down a lengthy story of your family’s achievements—as ‘the ones who made the human world end . ’]

At the same time as the woman’s words ended, the praying mantis monster, which was quiet till now, started to move .

It was a timing almost like it was waiting for the woman to finish her words .

“…You’re controlling the monster with 'Blood Hack', aren’t you?”

The man muttered with a loathsome look .

[That’s right . For beings with recessive heredity like you, it’s a power you don’t possess, right?]

During the time that the armored woman was speaking, the steel praying mantis had hop to the man and wife .

The praying mantis standing right in front of their eyes raised its giant sickle-shaped arm high up .

While looking at that sickle of despair, the two resigned to their deaths .

That sharp arm would go through their cranium like their brain, and should easily snatch away their lives .

Without looking at the attack that would terminate their lives, the two just calmly hugged together .

“…In the end, it looks like I couldn’t bring your happiness . ”

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“That’s not true . ”

Denying the man’s words, the wife quietly shed tears .

“If I could be born again, I would choose you no matter what . I want to be your wife, and to grow old together with you . Thinking like that—I’ve always had happy days even up to today . ”

Embracing his teary wife, the man too shed a trickle of tears .

“…Thank you . ”

The raised sickle of despair swung downwards .

“I wanted to at least see that girl all grown up for even just a day . ”

“Please… live… strongly… happily…”

The sharp sickle went through their flesh and even thrust in deeply into the marble floor .

Gushing blood soiled the top of the marble and flowed away together with the rainwater .

Looking down at the death two, the armored woman leaked a small sigh .

[There’s still the daughter, huh? …Geez, searching for her is probably going to take some time . ]

The violent rain grew even stronger .

Burdened with “death” on her shoulders, that woman began to walk with the appearance of an apathetic cold armor .

In that destination of hers, she was awaiting the unimaginable future of atrocities .

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