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Volume 6: Maou of the Misfortune

Prologue

There is some certain Devil, namely, Giichi Yerhze. Since he is the Maou Asmodeus, as well, he is also called by the name Giichi Asmodeus. Giichi Yerhze, or Giichi Asmodeus, if you will, is also the current head of the [Hyoudou Clan], thus called Hyoudou Giichi, as well, or rather, Hyoudou-sama, if you will.



Furthermore, half a year ago, he—Giichi—fought against some certain WereDevie, who goes by the name Shar'Crave Yerlyi. Shar'Crave Yerlyi was Giichi's revenge target, for some reason, which is still unknown, currently.

Also, amidst Giichi's battle against Shar'Crave Yerlyi, someone appeared. This someone goes by the name Kodoku Lucifer. As his, Kodoku Lucifer's, name already hints, he is a descendant of the original Maou Lucifer.

In the end of Giichi's battle, or fight, if you will, the result was, as expected, Giichi's complete win, which was achieved with ease. Shar'Crave Yerlyi died, and Kodoku Lucifer, who came out of nowhere and interrupted Giichi's battle, has ended up retreating, because of a simple thing, and that is Giichi's overwhelming power.

A while after that, ten men attacked Giichi, out of nowhere, at night, atop of that, meaning that Giichi was sleepy. Although, at the end [Some-One/Thing] helped Giichi to win, even though Giichi would have probably be fine, even without that help.



Then, half a year later, Kodoku Lucifer didn't forget about Giichi, and prepared a trap for him, in order to have a "fair and square fight" with Giichi. Their fight revealed quite a lot, and also revealed the dark secret of the Top-Class [Annihilation Gear]'s, the [Rephaite]'s, which is that every [Rephaite] has to have a soul sealed inside it.

Then, after a while, he has been informed by his [Queen], Ophis, that he were to have a match, a [Rating Game], against the former [Champion], Belial. As soon as Giichi knew about that match, he hurried and tried to be there in time, or rather as early as possible, and didn't even contact the rest of his peerage, nor even tried to.

Luckily for Giichi, he got there an hour earlier. That is, earlier from the match's beginning, an hour earlier from the [Rating Game]'s beginning. It was also later revealed, that Belial came with all of his peerage, which is a full set.

Once Giichi arrived there, together with his [Queen], Ophis, all of the people who were there, all of the crowd, cheered for Giichi's [Queen], who also earned a nickname, which was used by the crowd while they were cheering her. That nickname is "Ophis the [Queen]".



Then, the details were announced, and an hour after, the match started. Ophis went first, and won the match, easily, which was pretty much a given. It was pretty much a given because she, Ophis, is one of the top Dragons.

Then, it was Giichi's match. Ophis fought against one of Belial's strongest [Pawn], namely, Marihara D'ark. He and, Belial's weak [Rook], namely, J'anne Toshi, alongside with another one, Belial's strong [Bishop], Yanderu Koujiro. Giichi, on the other hand, fought against the rest of Belial's peerage, which is a much tougher fight.

First things first; Belial's seven [Pawn]'s went to fight against Giichi, while all of them were promoted to [Queen]. Giichi started off with making the top 2 among them, retire. Giichi, of course, like he almost always does, used [Sword Gear], and its [Breakdown].

With this, and also one more unique ability, namely, Yòu Dòu, Giichi swiped off all of Belial's [Pawn]'s, although there were only seven of them, and one already retired before them, making them only six [Pawn]'s. Also, since Giichi used Yòu Dòu, [Sword] fought alongside with Giichi, so Giichi didn't really fought all by himself, but rather fought together with [Sword], or at least, you could say so.

After so, Giichi went to defeat Belial, but there were there two young males, who stood in his, in Giichi's, way. They were the male [Knight] twin's duo—Miki Shino and Iri Shino—. Belial went away to another stop, which was guarded by the rest of the peerage; and they are as the following. They are; Belial's strong [Rook], namely, Edward Schwartze. He and, together with him, Belial's weak [Bishop], namely, Shibata Kirino. They and, together with them, there was Belial's [Queen], namely, Mashiro Ha.

Then, Giichi "took care of certain someone". That certain someone was Belial's strong [Rook], namely, Edward Schwartze. Giichi looked down on Edward Schwartze, more and more, the longer they fought. In the end, Giichi "took care of him", or rather, in other words, Giichi made him, Edward Schwartze, retire.



Of course, Giichi "took care of them", as if they nothing. And more than that, the more the fight got longer and longer, the more Giichi got disappointed. Giichi, of course, looked down on all of them, ever since the beginning, but the more he saw the gap between Belial, together with almost all of his peerage, they to, Giichi, himself, the more Giichi saw the gap between them, the more Giichi got disappointed of them, and the more Giichi looked down on them.

After so, Giichi fought against Belial, who revealed his plan to Giichi, even though Giichi knew about Belial's plan, all along, right off the bat, and just got along with Belial's plan, just to show Belial, how he, Giichi, will crush Belial's plan, even after going along with Belial's plan.

Belial's plan was to drag the battle, and make Giichi use his powers, and also make him use his [Annihilation Gear]'s, and by this, Belial will be able to understand how Giichi's powers work, and also, just as well as that, by this, Belial will be able to also understand how Giichi's most powerful powers, how Giichi's [Annihilation Gear]'s, work. And then, after this, with him, Belial, understanding how they work, he, Belial, will be able to render them as [Worthless].

Although, even with that said, even after Giichi did all of this, Belial still didn't completely understand how Giichi's powers work, and how Giichi's [Annihilation Gear]'s work, so Belial asked Giichi to use it a bit more.

After so, Giichi used his powers, and Belial understood them better and better, and rendered them as [Worthless], one after one, and then Giichi used his [Annihilation Gear]'s, and their really special abilities, and Belial understood them better and better, and rendered them, one after one, as [Worthless].

Then, Giichi still won the fight, because of two things. The first thing is that Belial, in order to really understand how Giichi's powers and [Annihilation Gear]'s work, have pushed himself too much hard, and was already long ago, beyond his endurance. The second thing is that even without most of his powers, Giichi still has a rather strong physics, so he can just punch through everything, and that was what he did, brutally.

After the [Rating Game], Giichi was announced as the winner, and Belial came to him, and told him that he'll meet him at some café at some hour, and Giichi accepted. Giichi was there early, while Belial was there exactly at time. Of course, Belial wanted to meet up with Giichi there, in that café, for some reason, and that was because there was something that Belial wanted to talk with Giichi about.

What Belial wanted to talk about with Giichi was a few things about Giichi, and then, after Belial learned a few things about Giichi, he wanted to also know Giichi's identity, or rather, Giichi's real identity, and also Giichi's real name, as well as that. Although, of course, Giichi refused to answer Belial's questions, and left the café.

Although, it's not like everything ended there. Two weeks after the [Rating Game], there was a meeting, held by the heads of the [Hyoudou Clan]. There were only three named; and they were Giichi Asmodeus, Hyoudou Seiichi, and Hyoudou Yi Cheng.

Giichi Asmodeus is the current head of the [Hyoudou Clan], and Hyoudou Seiichi is the last head of the [Hyoudou Clan], while Hyoudou Yi Cheng wasn't stated to be the [Hyoudou Clan]'s head or whatsoever, but rather just a Chinese descendant of the [Hyoudou Clan]'s founder, Hyoudou Issei. Although, of course, still, it is some kind of honor, to be the Chinese descendant of the [Hyoudou Clan]'s founder, Hyoudou Issei, so that probably means he, Hyoudou Yi Cheng, is someone important, or something along the lines.

After the meeting, Giichi went back to his home, and much to his surprise, he didn't see the one who is always there, Sakurako Leviathan, who is the Maou Leviathan. At first, Giichi was rather happy about it, but then, shortly after, he panicked and searched for her all over his house, only to find her sleeping on his bed, and saying weird things in her sleep.

Then, Giichi remembered something important, and also remembered that Sakurako Leviathan was the cause for him, for Giichi, to forget that important thing. Thus, Giichi freaked out, and lost it, and then, Sakurako Leviathan hugged him, in order to calm him down, which ended up having the opposite effect, thus ending up starting to hate Giichi, saying that even though she doesn't know anything about Giichi, she now knows that "he is the worst man ever".

After that incident, Sakurako Leviathan, who is the Maou Leviathan, was at her house, and was depressed, because of what happened. She tried to calm over and over, but ended up failing over and over. Then, she decided on one thing that should make her forget about her sadness, and that is, of course, something happy. With such a decision, Sakurako Leviathan, who is the Maou Leviathan, started to remember something happy, which is the first time she met Giichi.

Then, after she imagined all of it, she "went back to reality", and heard someone knocking on her house's door. She opened the door and saw there Liwa Fushiru. Liwa Fushiru came to ask her a few things about Giichi, and then, after he finished asking her for that day, he asked her what that letter that he saw on her desk was.

That letter on her desk was a letter that she picked up earlier. She told him that as long as this won't be anything that she can't allow herself to tell him about, she wouldn't mind telling him what's in the letter and such.

After reading the letter, Sakurako Leviathan understood that she can't allow herself to tell to Liwa Fushiru about the letter's content. The letter was from Giichi, and that's the first reason to this. The letter was also about how Giichi and Sakurako will settle things between them, and that's the second reason to this.

Although, in the end, she told to Liwa Fushiru about the letter's content. Actually, she didn't tell him, but he guessed, because he knew, because seemingly, he was the one who put the letter in front of her door, because Giichi sent him to do so, and also, Liwa Fushiru was beside Giichi, when Giichi wrote that letter, seemingly, so Liwa Fushiru asked Giichi what that letter is about, and Giichi told him all of the story, seemingly.

One more thing is, that Sakurako Leviathan laughed a little bit when she read the letter, because Giichi wrote there that he'll leave to her things such as how they will settle things between them, or where they will settle things between them, and of course, since Sakurako Leviathan is in love with Giichi, she thought about marriage.

But, Liwa Fushiru guessed that, too, and told her, that in his opinion, Giichi means, or at least, wants, to settle things between them, with a fight, which is why marriage isn't an option, and is something that Sakurako shouldn't consider, or even think about considering it. And also, more than that, Giichi wouldn't forgive her so easily, in his opinion, which is also why she shouldn't consider marriage as an option, at all, and not even think about considering marriage as one.

Hearing this, Sakurako got upset, and told Liwa Fushiru to go for the moment, and come to her house on another time, because she needs to prepare to the fight against Giichi. Liwa Fushiru gets out of her house and tells her that he will come to visit, on another time.

After all of this, Sakurako Leviathan, who is the Maou Leviathan, gets even more upset than she was before. She also then thinks to herself, that she would need to fight against Giichi, after all, whether she wants it, or not, and seemingly, from her thought's length, it seems that she gets even more upset by the moment.

Life 0: That Nightmare That I have Awoken From



——Unknown Time, Unknown Place, Unknown Details——



……Once yet again……this familiar……yet unfamiliar……scene…… What could it mean? ……What could its meaning be……? What……what is it behind the scenes……? ……What is it……that it is happening, all over, again and again……?

………As always, there're two unknown, unrecognizable figures…… —No! This time, there are three unknown, unrecognizable figures……! Such a thing already happened, but…… What is it that is going to happen……exactly……?



"—So, how was it?" Some unknown, unrecognizable figure, which we will call as "Case A", has said it to another unknown, unrecognizable figure, which we will call as "Case B". Case A then speaks more. "It felt good for sure, didn't it, —?" Here it is……once yet again…… It is as if some part of the sentence has been censored……

Then, some other, third, unknown, unrecognizable figure, appears. Regarding his name……we will call that unknown, unrecognizable figure, as "Case C".

"As if — would tell you anything, —." As he, Case C, said that, some part of the sentence could not be heard. It is that thing again…… It was as if it was censored or something…… Case C then continues. "That — recently has been acting like that all the time. Maybe he thinks that he is special or something, because he did something that we didn't." He's probably talking about Case B, which is probably a male. But……what is it……that they are talking about……? What can it be………that they are talking about………?

Case B, who was seemingly asleep during all of this, looks up [Eh? Sorry, sorry. I was sleepy there for a bit. What were you two talking about?], and the two other unknown, unrecognizable figure, or rather, in other words, Case A and Case C, laugh it off. Although, on the other hand…

"—What is going on here!?" Case B, seemingly, is aware, or rather, in other words, he is more like "on alert". He, Case B, looks everywhere near to him, and checks everything. Then, he, or in other words, Case B, continues and speaks. "Ahh…… Never mind it. It's nothing. It's just me and my illusions going crazy, I think……" Case B, seemingly, scratches the back of his head, or rather, hair, as he gets a bit embarrassed.

Then, Case A and Case C speak together.

"Oi……chill, dude…… That was scary. Did something happen, —? ……What was it that made you behave like that, —……?"

"Yeah……—……calm the hell down. You freaked the fuck out of me! ……And yeah, what was it, really, that made you be like that, —? You're not your usual self, you know……."

The two of them, namely, Case A and Case C, spoke. In what they both said, there were some parts that couldn't be heard, as if they were censored. —No, they were censored, definitely!



Well……putting that aside……Case B……what he did wasn't his usual self? If so, then what is his usual self?! And more than that……they, Case A and Case C, they talk to Case B……as if they know him personally or something like that, which might be possible, but still……… Even with that said, since we don't know anything about them, it's not safe to just jump on some things that we think……



Then, Case B speaks again.

"Yeah……I've already told you two that I was sleepy, didn't I……?" Case B then continues. "And also, what is that weird question!? How did it feel!? What do you think this is!? This was my first time, you know! Some privacy, please! You know, privacy! For crying out loud, you two……those times sure were good……" Then, even though Case B already finished speaking, Case A says something that negates what Case B said just a moment ago, and more than that, Case A also says it as if he cuts Case B amidst what he said.

"—"Were"? What does that supposed to mean, —? ……Aren't we having good time right now? Then how can you say about this "these times sure were good", as if you are remembering something right now? ………What are you thinking about, —………?"

Hearing what Case B said, Case A thinks to himself good enough, and after a bit of a thought, he, Case A, seems to be realizing something, but………what is it that he, Case A, is realizing, right now, at the moment………? ……What could it be……?

Then, Case B speaks furthermore.

"Okay, okay, Dev, one more second you keep on doing this, and you'll pay a heavy price for it. Cease immediately, Dev." Case B said it. But who could he be referring to……? Case B then continues for a bit. "Shall I start counting to ten so you will understand me better, Dev?" Soon after Case B said that, the scene starts to change.

Firstly, everything gets darker and darker………until everything eventually becomes black, a dark, black scene, that nothing is seen in which. ………And then, right after that, everything suddenly becomes brighter and brighter………until everything eventually becomes white, a too much bright, white scene, that nothing is seen in which. —And then, suddenly, some other scene is seen. There are two unknown, unrecognizable figures, which we'll call "Case A" and "Case B", for now.



"—I thought you already gave up on doing these foolish things." So Case A said. Case A then continues speaking. "……Didn't you say that you don't have a death wish……Dev……?"

Case A then looks at Case B, who is revealed to be actually someone named Dev. So, in other words, Dev is being looked at, by Case A. Although, Case A's eyes are filled with anger, or so it seems.

The unknown, unrecognizable figure, which is called as "Case B", or rather, in other words, is called as "Dev", that "Dev" speaks.

"Now, now, now………let's calm down………"

As soon as Dev finishes speaking, Case A stares at him, as if Case A is intending to kill Dev, or so it seems. Dev, of course, is getting scared. Although, Dev is getting scared only a little bit, even though Case A seems to be a really frightening character. That is, or so it seems. Then Dev starts speaking again.

"Well, instead of talking with me about death wishes and such……" Dev pauses for a moment, as he averts his look towards Case A's direction, and continues, "……why won't you come with me, —, and continue, or rather, redo, once again?" Dev smiles. That is, with a freak's smile. Dev is wearing a freak's smile at the moment, in other words, you could so. That is, or so it seems. But, more importantly, some part of the sentence couldn't be heard! It was as if it was censored or something! What could it be!?

As soon as Dev finishes speaking, Case A looks at Dev, once yet again, with a rather frightening look on Case A's eyes, or so it seems. Then, while Dev is still a little bit afraid of Case A, Case A starts speaking this time.

"What is it, Dev?" Case A, seemingly, gets up from what could be assumed to be a bed, or so it seems. Case A then continues speaking, as Case A walks towards Dev's direction. "I hope it isn't something foolish like before, Dev." As Case A says it, Case A goes out of what could be assumed to be a room, and does what could be assumed to be closing what could be assumed to be room—it's what could be assumed to be door—closing it, or so it seems.

After such, Dev smiles at Case A, or so it seems. While, on the other hand, Case A……isn't so much happy, as to smile, or so it seems…… And even, rather than that………it would seem as if Case A is depressed or something along the lines………

Case A looks at Dev's direction, whose mood has just returned. Case A makes a little grin. But, behind that fake grin, lie Case A's true feelings………which are sad feelings………which are such as depression, or something along the lines………

Life 1: Preparations

Part 1

I—Sakurako Leviathan—who is known otherwise as the Maou Leviathan—I am at my house, for an obvious reason. Right now, at the moment, I……cry…… This Gicchi…… This Giichi never learns……! He just does as he wants and doesn't care the least about others! Even if the whole world……even if the whole Underworld……even if the whole universe……even if all of the things of existence……even if everything will cease to exist……Gicchi will……Giichi will……he won't care, the least……

……But……even with that said……he still is the man that I love…… With that said, it's not as if I can possibly hate him…… Rather than that, I actually……I actually……love him, and not hate him…… Yet……

………Yet………the same way………even with that said………it's not like I can do anything about what happened……… What happened already happened, and thus, worrying about it and even after it has already happened………is………is not something that a Maou would do…… It is something that only someone foolish would do. But………when it's about Giichi……when it's about Gicchi……I suddenly don't care the least about what I would be called, and don't care the least of my position as a Maou…… I speak for a little bit, or rather, think out aloud.

"The one responsible for me being like this………the one responsible for me behaving like this………is you………Gicchi………it's you, Giichi………! You jerk……! Gicchi, you……! Giichi, you……!"

As I think sad thoughts like this, I—Sakurako Leviathan—who is known otherwise as the Maou Leviathan—I cry……

To think that Gicchi………to think that Giichi………was this important to me……… My face is probably all red, and I don't know, because I cover it with both of my hands………out of me being embarrassed………I cover my face with both of my hands……… Ahh………

Then, I take a hold of myself. After so, I continue to think aloud for a little bit.

"Gicchi……wants……Giichi wants……us to fight……and not to be lovey-dovey……so I must take a hold of myself……! I……I have to pack myself together……! I have to be myself! I have to forget of my feelings to Gicchi……! I have to discard them, to get rid of them, and let Giichi have his fun……fighting me……! If not……we won't be settling anything……!"

I mean, it's not as if Gicchi………it's not as if Giichi………will come to me, and save me, and tell me that everything is fine, and will tell me that he likes me…….it's not as if Gicchi……it's not as if Giichi……will come to me, and be my hero………! As if that would happen………! As if such a thing would happen………! I am not some kind of protagonist of some fairy tale! I am………I am………! I am the Maou Leviathan! I am Sakurako Leviathan!

Being here, and crying all day long………as if that will do anything good………! I need to think of something………I need to think of something that will help me to win against Gicchi! I need to think of something that will help me to win my battle, my fight, against Giichi………! Everything isn't going to be fine! I will have to get things done by myself!

Maybe I'll as Nii-sama for help……? But then……won't it be unfair……? Well……since I am up against Gicchi……since I am up against Giichi……there isn't fair……just like there isn't unfair…… Against Gicchi……against Giichi……everything is fair…… I mean, it's not as if Gicchi is……it's not as if Giichi is……it's not as if he is someone that you could think about a fair and square fight with. He is just way too much strong for such things. I continue to think aloud for a little bit, after wiping my tears that won't stop falling from my eyes.

"Why………Gicchi………why………!? Why………Giichi………why………!? Why don't you………why didn't you………why won't you………do anything………Gicchi………!?"

Even though I scream, it's not as if Gicchi will hear me. It's just so that I will be able to keep myself sane, thus, I blame him for everything. That is, even though I know that Gicchi isn't really, actually, to be blamed for everything, because he didn't do everything that made me like this, so he is to be blamed for a lot of things that he did, yet he isn't to be blamed for a lot of other things that he didn't do.

………I………I am a horrible woman………am I not………? I………I am………such a horrible woman………! To think that I blame some certain man for everything that happened between me and him, and even everything that he isn't related to………!

I……why did I really blame Giichi for everything……? It's not as if Giichi is my first love, and yet……I……! I've lived for many years, yet I am so childish, not getting over such a simple thing like this for so much time, and blaming some certain man for everything……!

………Giichi………if I were to apologize go you………would you forgive me with only so much? I………I don't want to fight against you………Giichi………and not only because there isn't anyone that can fight against you and win, Giichi………but because of actually something else……… I then think aloud for a little bit more.

"Would you be as kind as to listen to my selfishness………Giichi………? Would you be as kind as to take me away………Giichi………? Would you be as kind as to ease this heart of mine………Giichi………? Would you………would you………would you………!"

Then, noticing how loud I speak, I cover my mouth with both of my hands. Ahh………stupid me………! How could I forget about talking too loud about private things………!? Although, it's not as if someone have heard that. And that is because there aren't so many people here, and not so many people who are here at the moment, so………

Thinking so, thinking rationally, I take my hands off my face, and breathe for a little bit. I really wonder………what would happen if I will confess to him………what would happen if I will confess to Gicchi………what will happen if I will confess to Giichi………? Would he accept me? Or would he choose over to fight me………? Would he think of me as a nuisance………? Or would he flee………together with me………to somewhere far away………?

Ahh………I am good-for-nothing Maou~! How can I think of things like this, at a time like this~? Kya~!! Gicchi~! You'll have to pay for doing such daring things to me, you know~! Gicchi~!!

After calming down for a little bit, I realize…… —Just what did I think about……just a mere moment ago……!? I……I am sure a crazy woman, am I not? Thinking about such things, at such a time, like this…… I am the worst woman ever. Or more daringly…… I speak rather aloud, literally.

"AS IF SUCH A THING WOULD HAPPEN! GET A FUCKING HOLD OF YOURSELF, MAOU LEVIATHAN, SAKURAKO LEVIATHAN!! YOU ARE THE MAOU LEVIATHAN, SAKURAKO LEVIATHAN!! GET!! A!! FUCKING!! HOLD!! OF!! YOURSELF!! STOP LIVING IN THESE ILLUSIONS OF YOURS!!"

Screaming and scolding myself……sure feels weird on itself…… Why do I have to behave like that……? It's……—! Not! NO! It's NOT because of Giichi! It's all because of me and because of other people! Gicchi has nothing to do with it! I just drag him to this, to relive myself from my responsibility! It's not as if he is responsible for everything! I know at least that much! Yet……why do I……?

I……I……I……! Giichi, I……! Gicchi, I……! Help me, Gicchi! Help me! I don't know what to do anymore……! I cannot decide! I want to be with you, together, forever! But……when I think of your will……everything crumbles……! I want to flee with you, but you want us to fight each other and "settle things between the two of us"……! I don't want the two of us to settle things between the two of us like that! I want you to take me away, and with this, settle things between the two of us……! Yet……yet……yet you think of fighting……! I continue and think aloud furthermore.

"What would happen to you if you thought of my feelings, Gicchi!? What, Gicchi!? Why don't you think of me, too, Gicchi!? I know it's selfish, but……! But, even so……! Even if it's selfish, I want you to listen to this selfishness of mine, Gicchi……! Listen to my selfishness, Gicchi, and then……and then……and then, I'll listen to whatever your selfishness might be……! I don't care! I just want you by my side, Gicchi! I don't care about anything, Gicchi! I just want you, Gicchi! I just want to be with you, together, forever, Gicchi!!"

I cry out loud as I think of such sad thoughts, and aloud, atop of that. I look around me. I get a little bit of a hold of myself. I……I sure am a selfish, good-for-nothing woman, who can do nothing but to tease you, but……Gicchi……I want you, at least, to know, that I love you more than anyone else, more than anyone else will ever love you……! There isn't anyone that will win my love towards you, Gicchi……! I……I will show you……! Then, I speak for a little bit.

"That's it. Now I got it. That is the spirit. I won't go to "settle things between the two of us" and fight. I will go to save Gicchi from his twisted thinking! I will go, I will save him, I will make him fall for me, I will have him all for myself……!"

As I think such thoughts to myself, I nod. Yes. That's right. I will fight. I will fight……against Gicchi……and win……! Well……as for the "win" part……I am not so sure…… Because, still, it's Gicchi that I am talking about…… And winning Gicchi……such a thing is not a child's play…… Winning against Gicchi……is one of the hardest things……probably……

……But……even with that said……no……especially because of that……I will win against Gicchi……and make him fall for me……and save him……and have him all for myself……! Even if there won't be anyone on my side, just having Gicchi by my side will be enough……!

Although……winning against Gicchi will be hard, nonetheless. I will have to prepare enough, and know what to do in the worst scenario…… With this, I might have some chances against Gicchi. That's right. Regardless of my spirit, Gicchi will probably win……so……at least, to have a spirit……is a must.

Yet, with that said, only having a spirit……such a thing won't be enough to win against Gicchi. Gicchi is much stronger than that. I need to think……what can I do against Gicchi's powers, and [Annihilation Gear]'s, and everything that Gicchi has as his power……what can I do to counter-measure it……? I then speak.

"Well……Nii-sama is one option, but……I don't think that such a thing would be good…… If already, it would only hurt Nii-sama more than he has been hurt…… But……even with that said……it's not like I can be picky now about what I will do……thus……I……I will……I will acquire help from Nii-sama……!"

Okay……! Now, with this……with this……I can do it! I know already a few things that will greatly help me in the battle against Gicchi……! I know how we will settle things between the two of us, I know how I can come up with some counter-measures against Gicchi……and also, the place won't be a problem……so……that leaves……my strategy against him……although, my strategy against him would probably be counter-measuring him, so……I guess that covers almost everything, if not everything……

Well then……I think that I need to go to Nii-sama, and I'll have him help me to prepare to the battle against Gicchi……whether or not does he want it……! Although, forcing him to it would be pretty much something that I won't do, so……

And……once again……this is, too……something that changed about me……because of him, because of Gicchi…… —No! I got changed to who I am right now, by Gicchi, by Nii-sama, by Dendrocon-dono, by Sirzechs-dono, by Ajuka-dono, by myself, by the last Maou Leviathan, by everyone……! Gicchi isn't the only one who changed me into who I am right now, at the present, even if he has, or might have, some major part in it……!

……Also, more than anything else……since Gicchi changed me a lot……I will change him a lot, too……! Gicchi……prepare yourself to change……! You……you……you are going to change……Gicchi……! And a lot……atop of that……! Thus, be prepared, or rather, prepare yourself to it……Gicchi……!

Even though I think positively like this……I will……probably……lose to Gicchi……because of a few reasons…… One of them is……that I like Gicchi, thus I won't be able to attack him properly……and leave my defense completely open…… Another one of them is……that even if I would have had some power to defeat Gicchi, with some crazy luck, great strategy, super strong counter-measures, etc.……Gicchi is just too much strong to be defeated by pure luck. Even if combined with some other things……it won't matter……as long as Gicchi is Gicchi, and Gicchi will break through everything……easily……with ease……

Thinking things like this……I……I……I cry again……already…… Why……why am I like this……too much in love with Gicchi……too much, that I cannot forget him, no matter what will happen, and will always like him, love him, without caring the least about whatever has had happened, and just continue like him, just continue love him……

I wipe my tears, as I reconfirm my resolve. Although, my resolve is still nothing…… I need much more resolve……much more spirit……! With only so much, my feelings won't reach to Gicchi, ever. They will stay my feelings, and my own feelings, forever, at this rate……

But……nonetheless……I will keep fighting……! I will keep fighting……until the very end, until there will be already nothing left……! Until then, I will keep fighting, and won't subside! I will fight! I will fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, and fight! I will fight! Until I will finally reach to Gicchi……I will fight……!

That's right! I will keep on fighting, until Gicchi will acknowledge me! Until then……until the very moment……until the very second……until then……I will keep on fighting……over and over……until Gicchi will acknowledge me……! I won't give up! I will put up with everything! There will be nothing that I won't be able to compete against! I will be able to destroy everything, and nothing is going to stop me from doing so!

I……I……I……! I will try my best……Gicchi…… I will try my best……so……so…….so you will acknowledge me……I will try my best not to fail……and try my best to succeed……! In order for this to happen……I need something extraordinary……but……what will be that something extraordinary……that will help me in my fight……that……that will help me in my battle……what will it be……?

Well……I guess……I guess that……I guess that Nii-sama is extraordinary……with a few meanings to it……and one of them is that with his help……with Nii-sama's help……I will be able to win against Gicchi……maybe……! —No! I will win! I will win! I will win, I will win, I will win, I will win, and I will win! I won't subside! I won't give up without a fight! I will take Gicchi to myself! Everything will be good! I needn't to worry about everything! Everything is going to be just fine, because Nii-sama will help me, and also I will help myself……!

I……I……! I will try my best……! Gicchi, wait for me! I will come for you……and rescue you from that twisted thinking way of yours……! You may not notice it……but you are acting quite strangely……from time to time, so……you having a twisted thinking way……it is not anything special……I think……

Gicchi……just wait for me……! I will come to you! You don't need to be afraid anymore! I will……definitely……come for you……Gicchi……!



Well……even if I say that……it's easier said than done……so I don't really know……how will I do that, actually, exactly……? Even if I did say that I will come to Gicchi, I need to have things ready. Even if I did say that I will keep fighting and will never give up, I don't really know how long I will last and fight……



Anyway……! If I am going to fight against Gicchi……then……then……I will firstly……I will firstly……need to go to Nii-sama, who has something that will be a major part of my plan, which will mostly, definitely, defeat even Gicchi……!

Part 2



——Nii-sama's House, At The Same Day, Afternoon——



In front of me, is a tall man who looks at his mid-thirties. Also, his left eye's color is a combination of ice-blue and green, while his other eye—meaning—his right eye—is a combination of yellow and grey. Another thing is that his hair's color is a combination of some color between grey to silver and brown, with bits of blonde amidst. And also with a combination of crimson and blue at his hair's edges.

………That's right. In other words………in front of me is………Nii-sama……… That is, to say, in other words………the former [Champion] of the [Rating Game], namely, Belial……… If to say furthermore, he lost his position as the [Champion] of the [Rating Game] to Gicchi. And also, more than that, he also had a [Rating Game] match against Gicchi.

What does all of this matter?

All of this matters because he is Belial's head. In other words, he can render things, abilities, etc., as [Worthless]. Although, what does it matter? The thing is, that I need this, because he, Nii-sama, already knows how to render most of Gicchi's powers as [Worthless], and also how to render most of Gicchi's [Rephaite]'s, or rather, Top-Class [Annihilation Gear]'s, most of their abilities—Nii-sama knows how to render them as [Worthless].

Also, by "knows how to render them as [Worthless]", I mean that he—Nii-sama—knows how they work, thus, he—Nii-sama—is able to use his ability and render them as [Worthless]. But still, even with this, how can it help to me………is what I think that you are thinking right now, but………am I wrong………?

Well, truth be told, I was, formerly, a member of the [Belial Clan], so I have the ability to render things as [Worthless], as long as I understand how they work, too, just like Nii-sama is able to.

………Sitting near to Nii-sama, while still being silent………is what I am doing right now, because I am busy, right now, thinking………but……..I think I should, still tell him that I want to learn from him—from Nii-sama—how do Gicchi's powers work.

"………Nii-sama………"

I called him—Nii-sama—while being a little bit embarrassed. In turn to this, the one who sits near to me, or in other words, he—Nii-sama—answered me, and asked me what it is that I want from him at the moment.

"What is it, Sakurako-chan?"

"Umm……well……can I ask you something…… Just a little thing……okay……? Or is it a bother to you right now……Nii-sama……?"

I asked Nii-sama if I may ask him something, or it is actually a bother to him right now, after he asked me what it is that I want. He tells me that it's okay, and I can speak, or rather, ask him.

"No, not really. I'm not really busy right now, nor doing anything major, or important. I think I have time to answer your question, or whatever you'll ask, as long as it will be something that I can answer, or rather, something that I know the answer to."

"……Umm…… Can you……tell me……please……how Gicchi's……powers work……so I will be able to……use [Worthless]……?"

After Nii-sama told me that I can ask him that certain question that I want to ask him, as long as he knows what its answer, probably because he has time, but not to play. I answered him, and told him that I want to know how Gicchi's powers work, so I will be able to use our Clan's special ability, [Worthless].

"Hmm……that's a tough question you got there…… I don't really know about it…… Rather, why do you want to—"

"Why can't you tell me!? Is it because you don't want to tell me how Gicchi defeated you!? Is it because you're a coward!? Is it because you hate me!? Why can't you tell me!?"

Nii-sama told me that he doesn't really know about it, and while he tried to change the subject, and asked me why I actually want to know it, and I cut him amidst that, and asked him, on the other hand, why he doesn't want to tell me how it works.

I look at Nii-sama with sharp eyes, as if I'm a predator, looking into its prey's eyes. In turn to this, Nii-sama looks at me with rather filled with fear eyes, as if he's a prey, getting looked into his eyes by some predator.

"Well……the thing is……that I……I don't really know how Asmodeus-dono's powers work, so……it's not like I can tell you……even if I wanted to……"

"……And……? That's it? That's all you've got to say? If so, then, tell me…… How the heck, if what you're telling me right now is true and not some bad excuse to not telling me some kind of secret or whatever, how did you render most of Gicchi's known powers……as [Worthless], huh……!?"

Nii-sama spoke to me, and tried to make some kind of bad excuse to not tell me how Gicchi's powers work. However, I, on the other hand, just cancelled everything he said.

We both look at each other with sharp eyes. Although, I look into Nii-sama like I'm some kind of predator that is preparing to eat its prey, while Nii-sama looks into me like he's some kind of prey that is thinking about his runway. That is, to say, I have scary look, while Nii-sama has a scared look.

"……I……I don't know……even myself…… I know it may sound crazy. It probably sounds crazy, already. —No, it does sound crazy, not probably. But please believe me! I don't know, even myself, how this happened, but……I've forgotten everything about the match……! I…… I don't know what happened! It……it's as if someone, or maybe something, just deleted my memories……! And even if you'll ask me how……how the heck could I know……!?"

"Well then, if so……what about the records……? There should be records of the match. By watching the records, I might be able to even understand about more of Gicchi's known powers, and maybe even more than you, Nii-sama! And maybe even understand how that [Rephaite], or in other words, Top-Class [Annihilation Gear], that [Doctor of the Dead] of Gicchi……how it works……!"

……A moment of silence passes between the two of us as we look into each other's eyes……

"—Well, if that's what you need, then go check it yourself. Why did you bother going to my house, bothering me, as well with that?"

"That's not as if I wanted to bother you, Nii-sama…… It's……it's just that……I thought that it would, probably, be quicker to learn from you how you rendered most of Gicchi's known-to-be powers, as [Worthless], and then watch the match, and try to understand the rest myself. Along with that, it seems that luck isn't on my side…… To think that instead of learning more and more quickly, I just came here to waste time……"

Nii-sama broke that silence, and answered me, and also asked me some question, along with it, and I answered that question, and also stated that I wasted my time here. Although……it may sound weird, but I feel as if I am forgetting something. Something very important. That is, when I say that I came here, only to find myself wasting a lot of time.

"—That's……not true……!"

"Hmm……? What is it, Nii-sama……?"

"……You didn't waste your time here……! Sakurako-chan, you didn't waste your time here! If it weren't for this……you wouldn't have known that something……or maybe even not something, but someone……would erase your memories…… Be careful, Sakurako-chan! This Asmodeus-dono……he isn't anything normal……! Be extra careful when facing him, okay?"

"It's okay, it's okay…… It's not as if we will have a duel of a life or death, or anything like that, so I won't be revealed to any kind of danger that would have me extra careful…… Although, I still will face against Gicchi, so I will have to be careful……no, I will have to be extra careful, because I'm up against Gicchi. Anyway, thanks for the advice, Nii-sama."

Nii-sama told me that it's not true, and explained after I asked him, and I have told him that I am okay, that everything is okay. He looks a little bit nervous. He probably warries for me, for my safety. Although, it's not like Gicchi would do to me anything that will hurt me. Not because he "can't", but because he doesn't want to.

"Although, Nii-sama……I think that……it might not only be Gicchi……responsible for what happened to your memories……responsible for playing with your memories…… I think that there's someone, or maybe even something that have done this to your memories. He, or she, is someone close to Gicchi, probably, and maybe even someone close to us, Nii-sama. Although, the possibility of that someone or something……being something and not someone……is not zero, and rather highly possible……"

"—I know, but still, that doesn't mean that that someone or something is doing something that Asmodeus-dono doesn't let him do, or maybe even forbids him to do…… Thus, that someone or something……is responsible to all of this, probably, most likely, but……Asmodeus-dono is probably responsible for it, too, just like that……"

I told Nii-sama some piece of information, although he already knew it. It was also, actually, a speculation, more than information. Nii-sama also told his thoughts about that speculation that might be actually a fact. We both share a quite nervous look. I then tell him that I go out, to do something else that I need to do.

"Well then……I have other things to do, so…… I'll see you later, Nii-sama. I have to go, you known, because I don't have that much time, free, for myself……"

"Well then, if you need to go, to do other things, then……go ahead. I won't stop you."

Nii-sama looks into my eyes with some strange look in his eyes. That is, the look of someone who is trusting someone who is going to do something dangerous. Well……fighting against Gicchi sure is dangerous, but……I wish he would know that since it's a battle between friends, nothing outrageous would happen……probably……

"Well then, if so……I am going. See you later, Nii-sama."

Like this, I go towards Nii-sama's house's door, but when I come really close to the door of the house of Nii-sama, I hear some voice, coming towards me, stopping me from going out of that house. It's……Nii-sama……

"Wait a moment!"

"W-What is it……Nii-sama……?!"

Surprised, being stopped from going out of his house, I am being stopped by him. That "him" is Nii-sama. Although, it doesn't seem like he's going to tell me that it's too dangerous, that I shouldn't go. He is already okay with the fact that I will fight against Gicchi. He then explains what he has to say, as he is speaking to me.

"I forgot it. I forgot……that……I have some of the records of my match that I had up against Asmodeus-dono, or rather, in other words, I have some of the records of my [Rating Game] I had up against Asmodeus-dono. I forgot that, and it might be even likely that that memory of mine has been erased, alongside, together, with my memory of how most of Asmodeus-dono's known-to-be powers work, and how most of Asmodeus-dono's known-to-be [Rephaite]'s, or in other words, how most of Asmodeus-dono's known-to-be Top-Class [Annihilation Gear]'s, how they work…… Anyways……come with me……!"

"W-Wait a moment……! Woah……!!"

Just like that, Nii-sama takes me, and runs, together with me, towards his room's direction. So, that probably means that he has some of those records in his room, which he forgot for some reason…… Anyhow, I guess that I will go with Nii-sama to there. Nii-sama continues to talk to me, or rather, in other words, is speaking to me.

"I'll show it to you! We'll watch it together! Maybe, if we'll watch it together, I might remember something! And that will make things quicker, won't it!? Won't it!? It will, right, won't it!? It will make things quicker, right!? It will make things quicker, won't it!? And……without further ado……let's advance……towards those some of the records……!"

"I don't think that just watching some of the records of your match, of your [Rating Game], up against Gicchi……I don't think that it will remind you of how most of Gicchi's known-to-be powers, and most of Gicchi's known-to-be [Rephaite]'s, which is equal to most of Gicchi's known-to-be Top-Class [Annihilation Gear]'s……how all of these work……as if……as if you will remember such a thing from just watching some of the records of your match, from just watching some of the records of your [Rating Game], up against Gicchi……! As if you will remember anything from just that……!"

I complain as I am being dragged to Nii-sama's room. That is, being dragged to Nii-sama's room by Nii-sama. That is to say, Nii-sama drags me to his room…….and that doesn't sound very well……does it……? Ha-ha-ha-ha…… Nii-sama speaks for a little bit more, and thus expands what he said a little bit ago.

"Before you came and talked to me about the match, I didn't remember about it at all!"

"W-What are you telling me!? —Woah……!!"

Nii-sama doesn't cease from trying to get me to his room, while dragging me there. And here I thought of stopping to resist…… But how can I stop resisting when he's pulling me all over!? It's just some of the records of your match against Gicchi, Nii-sama……! Stop being obsessive, Nii-sama! It's not good for you!

"Like I said, before you came here, and talked with me about the match that I had up against Asmodeus-dono, before you came here, and talked with me about the [Rating Game] that I had up against Asmodeus-dono……before this……I didn't remember anything about the match, and even forgot that I had a match up against Asmodeus-dono, and started to think of another plan, and the first plan that I thought of was the plan that I already used in the match that I have had up against Asmodeus-dono, recently……!"

Nii-sama stops for a moment, as we stand near to his room, after he dragged me all of the way to here. He continues after a short moment of silence passes between the two of us. We, the two of us, are Nii-sama—Belial—the former [Champion] of the [Rating Game]—that is Nii-sama—. The two of us are he and another one, I—Sakurako Leviathan—who is known otherwise as the Maou Leviathan—. Together, the two of us are "the two of us". Then, Nii-sama continues for a little bit, and is then speaking, to me.

"That and, I have only a few moments ago remembered that I have some of the records of it. If we put together all of the pieces, we get some picture. For some reason, I have forgot probably everything regarding it. But, although of that, for some reason, maybe it's because of you, I do not know, but when you talk to me about it, I suddenly start remembering things regarding it. Maybe it's just that I need some reminders. Anyway, you know what that means, don't you, Sakurako-chan?"

"Yes, I do. Yes, I know what it means, Nii-sama. It means that there's some possibility, that if you will see some of its records, you might remember, although, there's also a chance that it is me that making you remember those things, so if you would watch it together with me, we have higher chances of you remembering, suddenly, things regarding it, which will probably come out helpful."

I answered Nii-sama's question with a simple answer. Nii-sama then speaks to me, and tells me another thing, but doesn't complete the sentence, probably because he wants me to complete the sentence, so I will complete the sentence.

"Yes, that's right. With that said……"

"……let's get into it, shall we……!"

Together, like that, we both go to Nii-sama's room, while being rather energetic. With……with this going on……it feels to me as if my match against Gicchi……as if that letter itself, maybe, was lie……

At any rate, we—Nii-sama and I—we reach to Nii-sama's room, finally, after all of this drag. Finally, I will be able to see Gicchi's powers, or actually, most of his known-to-be powers, and maybe even get to understand how they work. And also, I will finally get to see what Gicchi's [Rephaite]'s—Top-Class [Annihilation Gear]'s—are, and maybe……I'll even get to see how they work……! Or actually, rather than that, most of Gicchi's known-to-be ones.

"Well then, let me just tidy my room a little bit…… Okay? Can you wait for a moment, please, Sakurako-chan? You know, no one wants anyone to see their room being in a mess……"

After Nii-sama said it, he laughed a little bit, and wore a little smile on his face, while scratching his neck, and closing his eyes for a little bit. Nii-sama then averts his look, after opening his eyes, and then he is speaking, and saying.

"Wait for a second."

"I get it, I get it! I won't peek or anything, so just get over with it! I didn't came here to waste my time on chit-chat with you, got it!?"

"Okay, okay, okay……! Just wait a second! I know that you won't peek! I trust you on this, but just give me a second here, okay~?"

"Fine, fine, fine…… Just get over with it, okay?"

"Got it, got it……"

Like this, Nii-sama gets into his room, and closes his room's door, and then, after a few moments, he opens the door to his room, and tells me that everything's already fine, meaning that he has got his room tidy by now, and is not embarrassed by me going into his room and looking at all of his room, thinking how much of a mess it is.

"Y-You can go in……now…… I-It's already fine, so……"

"Ahh…… You're acting like a girl…… I am acting more manly than how you are acting right now, you know, Nii-sama? Well then, now that you understand it fine enough, let me in to your room already, got it!?"

"Y-Yes…… Go in……"

And thus, just like this, I have entered into Nii-sama's room, and what will happen from now, will be as simple as that. It will be just the two of us, watching some of the records of "it", and we'll try to learn a few things from it, if possible, and if possible, by any chance, I'd like to learn more about that mysterious [Doctor of the Dead] of Gicchi……

Part 3

"Can't you really do anything without your trump cards!? I'll give you a short time to use your trump cards. If………by then, you won't be able to use your trump cards………then I'll show no mercy………!"

Gicchi really was bored at the time of that match, wasn't he? Ahh…… Poor Gicchi…… Really, to think that he needed to fight against such pathetic opponents, compared to him, of course, I really pity him right now……

"Hmm…… So Asmodeus-dono really was disappointed from what he got…… To think that he didn't lie just to have more fun, and really was, from the bottom of his heart, disappointed, and expected much more from us…… I didn't know about this……at all……"

Sitting next to me, Nii-sama made such a comment. To be honest, Nii-sama really wanted to believe that Gicchi was just "greedy" and wanted to have more fun, and thought that his powers will be the thing that will last forever, or something like that. Although, now, Nii-sama watches the match, together with me, while focusing on Gicchi, and he starts to understand some things, a little bit more and more. Wait a moment……!

"Oi!"

"What is it, Sakurako-chan? Did something happen? Did I miss something? Was my comment weird? What is it, Sakurako-chan?"

Nii-sama said as he looked at me, answering my call to him. I—Sakurako Leviathan—who is known otherwise as the Maou Leviathan—I called him [Hey!], and he answered me, and asked me what it is that I want from him. He mentioned a few things, but what I want from him isn't there, in what he mentioned. It's something else. Something……different……from what he, from what Nii-sama……mentioned…… It's……

"It's not that! You said that you completely forgot about the match before I came in here, didn't you, Nii-sama!?"

"Y-Yes…… W-What's with it……?"

"You also said that you forgot how most of Gicchi's known-to-be powers work, and how most of Gicchi's known-to-be [Rephaite]'s—Top-Class [Annihilation Gear]'s—how they work, too, you forgot everything about the match, and only remembered that you had a match against him, didn't you, Nii-sama!?"

As I finish saying that, Nii-sama looks at me with a little bit weird look on his eyes. That look in his eyes, it's something between confused, to a little bit of scared, to a look that says "What? What is it?" and Nii-sama looks at me with such a look. I look at him with the latter. Nii-sama asks me what I want from him.

"Y-Yes…… A-A-And then………?"

Nii-sama swallows his saliva, being nervous, as he is sitting next to the Maou Leviathan, even though the fact that she is his sister, but still, she is the Maou Leviathan.

"You also didn't remember about you having some of the records of your match against Gicchi, of your [Rating Game] against Gicchi, until I was going to leave, didn't you!? If so, then, if so, then……! How did you remember things from the match, right now!?"

"T-That's……"

"—That must mean that you already remember how most of Gicchi's known-to-be powers work and how most of Gicchi's known-to-be [Rephaite]'s—Top-Class [Annihilation Gear]'s—how they work……you……you probably already remember that, right!? Teach me, right away! I don't have time to waste! I do not have the time to watch the parts of the match that you already remember, and know how it works! If I have some time to "waste", then it's to watch the part when Gicchi used that you know what! That mysterious [Rephaite]—or in other words, known better as……Top-Class [Annihilation Gear]—of him! You know how it's called wildly! It's called……[Doctor of the Dead]……even though from what I, for one, remember, myself, Gicchi calls it [Friendly Healer], so I am not quite sure about the name of it. Although, that just raises the level of it being so mysterious."

I spoke out my mind. Well……kind of…… Anyhow! Nii-sama, in response……didn't have anything to say to me, and yet, I have overwhelmed him furthermore, and continued, and pushed him into the corner, furthermore. Although, I didn't really push him into the corner, or anything like that. Not at all. But still……

"Y-You……You're right…… I……have remembered, just now, everything……! Well then, with that said, let's start right away! I'll teach you everything I know about Asmodeus-dono's, or rather, most of Asmodeus-dono's……known-to-be powers……how they work, and also how most of Asmodeus-dono's known-to-be [Rephaite]'s—Top-Class [Annihilation Gear]'s—how they work, or at least……what I know about them. And I know about them into a quite high regard. So, without further ado……let's get into it……! Shall we, Sakurako-chan?"

"Yes, let's get into it, Nii-sama!"

And……just like this, thus……we started getting into it. He—Nii-sama—taught me everything there is to know about most of Gicchi's known-to-be powers and [Rephaite]'s, which are the Top-Class [Annihilation Gear]'s.

That is, if you count; 2 powers, and 3 [Rephaite]'s—Top-Class [Annihilation Gear]'s—together. In total, you could say that there are 5 things. The two powers are [Pressure], and, together with it, [Power of Annihilation]. These are the two of Gicchi's known-to-be powers. Gicchi also has more things. The 3 [Rephaite]'s—Top-Class [Annihilation Gear]'s—are [Sword Gear], and also [Lightning Judgment], and, together with these two, is the mysterious [Friendly Healer]. Also, each of the [Annihilation Gear]'s has another name. Such as; [Sword Gear] is better known in other name—[Sword of the Annihilation]—. And there's also [Lightning Judgment], which is also, better known in other name—[Lightning of the Apocalypse]—. And last but not least, also, there is [Friendly Healer], which is the most mysterious out of the [Annihilation Gear]'s, and is better known by other name—[Doctor of the Dead]—. Also, there's another thing. You aren't supposed to count each [Annihilation Gear] as one ability. Each [Annihilation Gear] has a few abilities of its own. Such as, [Sword Gear] has a few abilities, such as; [Basic Slash], and there's also [Godly Slashes], and there's also [Breakdown], and the list goes on……

And, more than that, these are only Gicchi's known-to-be powers, abilities, and so on. With that said, Gicchi sure is amazing……having his known-to-be powers, abilities, and so on, having so much power, being so much powerful. He……Gicchi……is amazing……too much for me to win against him…… —But……I have to fight……! Thus, I will fight! Even if I'll lose!

Honestly speaking……I think I'll lose…… It's crystal clear……that I don't have the least of a chance……against Gicchi…… Although……I still have to fight! I have to fight! Thus, because of this, I will fight! Even if I'll lose! I'll fight, even if I'll lose! I'll fight, even though I'll lose! But, even with that said, if I won't do anything, I don't know what will happen to me during the duel that I will have with Gicchi. Although, even if I will do something, it's not like what will happen to me during the duel that I will have with Gicchi. But, I will fight, even if I'll lose, even though I'll lose, I'll fight, nonetheless!



"And……that's the gist of it, I think……"

"Hmm…… Okay. I get it. Thanks, Nii-sama. And also, regarding Gicchi's known-to-be, totally mysterious [Rephaite]—Top-Class [Annihilation Gear]—known as [Doctor of the Dead], while being called by Gicchi as [Friendly Healer]……about it……can you, perhaps……remember something, anything……?"

After Nii-sama finished explaining to me everything he remembered about most of Gicchi's known-to-be powers, abilities, and so on, he told me that that's about it, and in response, I asked him about the one thing that is mysterious to both of us, which is the [Rephaite]—the Top-Class [Annihilation Gear]—namely, [Doctor of the Dead]. Nii-sama then apologies, as he does not know the answer for it. And I tell him—Nii-sama—in response, that he—Nii-sama—does not need to apologize to me over something as minor as that.

"N-No…… Sorry, Sakurako-chan……"

"No need to be sorry over something so minor, Nii-sama!"

As Nii-sama apologized, he lowered his head, and as I told him that he—Nii-sama—does not need to warry over such a minor thing, I wore a very happy look on my face, and raised all of both of my arms, up to my face, and over it, while jumping for a little bit. Nii-sama then expands what he said a little bit ago, by a little bit. And I, in response, keep trying to cheer him up, and tell him that everything's okay, and nothing will happen because of that.

"That [Doctor of the Dead] is something beyond me, and beyond my ability, and beyond my understanding. Since it's a [Rephaite], since it's a Top-Class [Annihilation Gear], it should have a [Limit Release] ability, which is also known by the name [Breakdown], but I don't know if that [Doctor of the Dead] has such an ability……"

"That's okay! That only means that we'll need to watch the match, and only the point where he, where Gicchi, used that [Doctor of the Dead], which he calls [Friendly Healer]! Watching only this much, even though over and over, won't be too much time!"

As Nii-sama expanded what he said a little bit ago, he looked down, while he was wearing a quite sad expression on his face. I, in turn, when I tried to cheer Nii-sama up, I did the same as before. I wore a very happy look on my face, and jumped and raised my hands up high, to my head's—my face's—height, and above that. Then, I hear some other voice.

"What did you two talk about, Nii-san, Nee-san?"

The one who said that is a man, who looks like a teen, with average height. The color of each of his eyes is different. His left eye's color is blonde, while his right eye's color dark blue. His hair is light brown, with crimson on its tips, and a little bit of blonde from his hair's growth's beginning spot. He is my, and Nii-sama's, as well, young brother, namely, Eisai.

"Eisai……"

"T-That's……"

Both Nii-sama, who commented first, and I—Sakurako Leviathan—who is known otherwise as the Maou Leviathan—I, who commented second, after Nii-sama who commented first, both of us……were surprised…… We try to hide what we were talking about up until just a moment ago, but……of course, this won't work.

"We didn't talk about anything, did we, Sakurako-chan?"

"Yeah. We didn't talk about anything, Eisai-chan. We didn't talk about anything, so you can just go back to your room for now, okay, Eisai-chan?"

"But I know that you talked about the mysterious [Doctor of the Dead], just up until a moment ago! Why are you lying to me, and tell me that you didn't talk about anything?"

That youth……that young……my little brother, as well as Nii-sama's little brother……even though he isn't actually that young……anyways, he's sharp…… He's very sharp. Actually, he's way too sharp. It doesn't seem to me as if we can lie to him. I don't think that our lies will get through him. That is, because he is way too sharp for such things to work on him.

"You……Eisai……I want to ask you something. I won't ask for permission to ask you it, and just ask you that question, like that, and you will answer me, obediently, just like that. Now, let me ask you. How did you know about this?"

"Stop it, Sakurako-chan! Don't tell him! Don't tell him that, Sakurako-chan!"

I, instead of trying to lie to this little brother of mine, and fail in that, I decided to just tell him the truth, and ask him how did he know that we talked about the mysterious [Rephaite]—the mysterious Top-Class [Annihilation Gear]—namely, [Doctor of the Dead]—. Nii-sama, on the other hand, didn't think of telling him the truth, and wanted to try and lie to him, only to find himself failing in this, and even tried to persuade me to lie to him, together with him.

"I……I just overheard you two……"

"Hmm…… Is that so? If so, then go back to your room, Eisai-chan. Although, if you have some kind of information, regarding that mysterious [Doctor of the Dead], that we don't know, then tell us what it is, and then go back to your room, Eisai-chan."

Eisai looks at me, and smiles, as he speaks, and tells me his answer regarding my question about what he knows about the mysterious [Rephaite]—which is, also, in other words, the mysterious Top-Class [Annihilation Gear]—the mysterious [Doctor of the Dead]—about it.

"Well, I have heard a little bit about it, and about a few of its abilities, and a little bit about how it works, from some Oji-san."

"Some Oji-san? Who is he? What does he look like? And his height? Is he fat? I'd like to know something about him, and then, maybe, I'll be able to know who that Oji-san that you're talking about right now is."

I—Sakurako Leviathan—who is known otherwise as the Maou Leviathan—I asked Eisai, my little brother, about the Oji-san that told him a few things about the mysterious [Rephaite]—the mysterious [Annihilation Gear]—the mysterious [Doctor of the Dead]—a few things about it. He—my little brother—Eisai—answers me, shortly after. He tells me that I won't know who it is, but I still ask him, and finally, at last, he tells me who it is, and describes him.

"Nee-san……you……Nee-san, you won't know who it is! Why should Nee-san know who it is, while I shouldn't know who it is?"

"I might know, so just shut up, and tell me, got it, Eisai!? Don't get full of yourself in front of Nee-san! Got it, Eisai!? So now that you got it, Eisai, spit it out!"

"W-Well……he……that Oji-san……is……well……he is a rather tall, and has also, he has a rather muscular build, and……well, he looks like he's about thirty years old, or so. His hair is rather special, like Nii-san's, it's colored with a combination of two colors; dark blond and black. And also, the two of his eyes have different colors, just like Nii-san's! His right eye's color is a combination of blue and yellow, if I remember right. What was his left eye's color again……?"

"W-What did you say!? This……this description……why would he be here!? What would he have to do here!?"

Hearing what he—my little brother—Eisai—he said, I—Sakurako Leviathan—who is known otherwise as the Maou Leviathan—I was surprised. Although, on the other hand, he, my little brother, Eisai, just does "Hmm……?" and continues talking. I, also, shortly after, talk, and say that I know who it is, and I mention that one's name.

"Hmm……? What are you talking about, Nee-san? I remembered! His left eye's color is also a combination, but of light brown and silver, if I remember right……! Am I right about that? I'm right about that, right? I'm right about that, am I not? Yes, I am most likely right about that. Or at least……that's what I think……but I don't think that I'm wrong on that……"

"That's……he's……he's Liwa…… He's Liwa Fushiru. He……what does he have to do with you, Eisai……? He, Liwa Fushiru……what does he have to do with you, Eisai……? Do you know him, or what?"

Hearing my comment, Eisai looks a little bit upset, and continues to speak, and then tells me something, offers us, both me and Nii-sama, something, and laughs for a little bit after that, and I reply to him, positively—with a positive answer—to his offer, or in other words, I get on the board of that ship, or so you could say.

"Anyway! How about this? Since I know about that mysterious [Doctor of the Dead], well, how about it? I will be as kind as to tell you two, Nii-san, Nee-san, about what I have heard from that Oji-san about that mysterious [Doctor of the Dead]. How is it? A good offer, is it not? It's a good offer, for sure, isn't it……? Hi-hi-hi!"

"Well, that sure sounds like something that I won't like to miss. Well, I think that I will get on board. Would you be as kind as to let me on board, my little brother, Eisai?"

That's right. I have to gather information about Gicchi, and also, if already, about how most of his known-to-be powers and [Rephaite]'s—Top-Class [Annihilation Gear]—work. Well, since that is the situation, I will agree to any offer that will tell me about how they work, and, well, since I got offer, I agreed to it, but……what would he—my little brother—Eisai—what he will say……about it……? Will he agree……? Or will he refuse……? Well, since he is the one who offered to me about it, then he would probably agree. That is, unless he was joking there for a second, which probably isn't the case. Well, what am I talking about? Of course he will agree! And then, just like that, after I finish thinking about it, he—my little brother—Eisai—he then answers me, after I finish thinking about it.

"Well……since I am the one who offered to both Nii-san and Nee-san to have a share of my newly achieved knowledge, then……how could be as fool as to tell you "no" after you agreed?"

"Well then, let's start right away, shall we, my little brother, Eisai? Well, I think that we better going to your room, since you will teach us now. How does that sound to you, my little brother, Eisai? Is it okay? Or is it that you prefer to stay in Nii-sama's room, only to find yourself being amazed by how much ecchi[1] your Nii-sama is……?"

"Stop it, Sakurako-chan! Listen well, okay, Eisai-kun? Nii-san is not an ecchi person! Nii-san is a very nice person, and he is not an ecchi person, by any chance! Okay? Repeat it, Eisai-kun! Repeat it, okay, Eisai-kun!?"

"O-Okay…… Nii-san is not an ecchi person…… Nii-san is a very nice person, and he is not an ecchi person, by any chance…… Is that okay?"

Like that, Nii-sama tried to deny the fact that he is very ecchi. Although, since our little brother, Eisai, doesn't really mind Nii-sama being ecchi, he doesn't react to it too much, and is keeping his cool more than I thought that he would be. I mean, I did intend on teasing both he—my, our, little brother—Eisai—and Nii-sama, so for me, it was rather a letdown. Well, since seemingly, Eisai doesn't mind Nii-sama being either ecchi or not, we continue, just like that.

"Okay……then…… L-Let's go……shall we……Sakurako-chan, Eisai-kun……?"

"Hmm……okay. Let's go, Nii-san, Nee-san."

"Okay then, let's go, Nii-sama, Eisai."

And like that, the three of us—Nii-sama and I—Sakurako Leviathan—who is known otherwise as the Maou Leviathan—I, Nii-sama, and our little brother—Eisai—the three of us, together, then, just like that, go to Eisai's room. And now, finally, we are near to his room's door.

"W-Wait for a moment……!"

Eisai said it while he was embarrassed. Don't tell me……! Can it be……!? No! It cannot be! Or maybe, perhaps, by any chance……can it be……that……!? No! I cannot be! It absolutely cannot be! No……it just like that……! It's……that…..! It's that! He, our little brother, Eisai, is acting just like Nii-sama, when I entered to his room! That is, acting like a girl! I have to stop this, before it will get too late! Just kidding. It's not anything dangerous, so there's nothing to warry about, is there? Well, a guy, acting like a girl, is dangerous on its own, so I guess that I do have to stop it before it will get too late, or something along these lines…..

"Oi, Eisai!"

I spoke out to my little brother—Eisai—and he then answers me. And then, after that—after he—my little brother—Eisai—after he answers me, I continue speaking, and I eventually tell him, that he needs to stop acting like a girl, because it just creeps, so he should stop with it, before something will happen to him, if you know what I mean.

"W-What?!"

"Stop with this girlish behavior! It just creeps me, so stop with it! If you won't stop with that girlish behavior of yours, then I will……!"

"W-What are you talking about, Nee-san! W-What is this girlish behavior that you're talking about?! I don't know anything about me acting like a girl! What are you saying, Nee-san?! For me, to act like a girl……! Something is wrong with you today, Nee-san!"

"Something is wrong with me, you say……? Something is wrong with Nee-san, you say……? Is that so……my little brother……Eisai……? Or do you want to live through today, my little brother, Eisai, if you know what I mean? You got me, right, Eisai!?"

"O-Okay! I-I g-g-got you, N-N-Ne-Nee-san! I got you, Nee-san! I got you, Nee-san, so I will stop acting like a girl! I got you, Nee-san, so I will stop with this girlish behavior of mine! I got you, Nee-san, and I will do as you ask, Nee-san, so please, don't hit me, Nee-san!!"

"Good thing that at least you, Eisai, know what it means when I—Sakurako Leviathan—who is known otherwise as the Maou Leviathan—I, when I am angry, at least you, Eisai, at least you know what it means, and that is a good thing. Although, it still is a bad thing that Nii-sama over there doesn't know what it means, but that can wait for another time, I guess."

And, just like that, my little brother—Eisai—understood what it means when I am angry, unlike Nii-sama, who didn't understand what it means when I—Sakurako Leviathan—who is known otherwise as the Maou Leviathan—I……what it means when I am angry……Nii-sama, didn't understand what it means, unfortunately, unlike our little brother, Eisai, who understood what it means, which is a good thing from him, even though Nii-sama didn't understand, and that is a bad thing for him.

Well then, anyway……back to the topic! I just said, a mere moment ago, that my little brother, Eisai, started acting like a girl, right when we were near to his room's door, just like Nii-sama, and that means that we were near to Eisai's room's door, and that means that he—Eisai—he will start teaching us about what he learned, about the knowledge that he achieved, just a moment ago, and he is going to teach us about it, right now!

"Well then, Nii-san, Nee-san, enter. Go to my room. Everything is ready. ………Or at least, it is what I would like to say, but all of the room is all messed up, which is why I acted like a girl, and was embarrassed about Nii-san and Nee-san entering my room, but it's alright, after all, even if Nii-san and Nee-san will enter my room, when it's all messed up, because I am a man, and that means that I need to act like a man, and men don't get embarrassed over such minor things, like having their Nii-san and Nee-san entering their all messed up room!"

And then, just like that, after that very, very, very, very, very, very long speech, I and Nii-sama enter our little brother's room. That is to say, both I and Nii-sama enter Eisai's room. And that means that he—our little brother—Eisai—he will teach us, right now about what he knows about the mysterious [Doctor of the Dead].



And then, just like that, we already finished with it. I then show my gratitude to both Nii-sama and my little brother—Eisai—for what they have done to me today. Today was sure a long day, but it only means that the day after tomorrow, which will be the day that I will fight against Gicchi, that day will be better than I thought that it would be, and I thought that it would be the most bad day of my life, and here I found out……that I was wrong……

Life 2: That Letter

Part 1

I—Giichi Asmodeus—I am in my house, wearing a blank expression on my face, as I sit on my couch, and look up to my house's living room's ceiling. Just like that, I sit on my couch, wearing a blank expression on my face, and look up to my house's living room's ceiling. That is, for a few seconds.

"I……won't be able to be friends with Sakucchi……like I was……just until a few moments ago……will I……?"

I said that, and looked down to the floor, suddenly, quickly averting my look from the ceiling to the floor. I……am depressed…… I am depressed, thus I have a blank expression on my face, because I am too depressed to get a hold of myself, currently.

"Well……I guess warrying about it all over, now, would be meaningless, wouldn't it……? It's right. That's it. Warrying over it all over now would be totally meaningless. Thus, I have to stop being so depressed!"

As I said that, I clenched both of my fists, and made a wry smile, as I nodded for a little bit as I did the rest. I……still didn't completely get a hold of myself……so immediately after I got my mood up, I……I……saddened, got depressed, once yet again.

"As if saying this will get my mood better……!"

I look back at the ceiling, as I avert my look, very quickly, from the floor to the ceiling, from down to up. I……still am not satisfied with only that…… I……I need more than that……to be satisfied……once and for all……for good……

"—I know! I know that warrying all over it now wouldn't do any good! I know! ……But……if so then……what should I do……other than that……!? What!? What!? What!? WHAT!? I don't know what to do! What should I do!? WHAT!?!?!? WHAAAAAT!!? WHAT SHOULD I DO, HUH!? ……What should I do……!!"

Like that, I—Giichi Asmodeus—cried it over, and over, and over, and over, over and over, over and over, again and again, without stopping, for a few moments. —But, I still am Asmodeus, I still am Giichi Asmodeus. I can do better than that. And……just like that……I got my mood back…… That's right. I won't get all depressed only because of such a minor thing. I am much more than that. I can do much better than that.

"……Um……!"

Like that, I—Giichi Asmodeus—renowned my resolve, as I once yet again, clenched both of my fists. That is, after averting my look, quickly, suddenly, from the ceiling to the floor. That is to say, I averted my look from up to down, and clenched both of my fists, as I said it.

I go towards my house's door, to open it, to go to do some errands. Well, I did only sit and only was depressed here for the few last hours, so……it's only neutral that I would need to go out to do some errands, such as buying and more other things to do out…… As I go towards the door, I suddenly hear something, from my house's door's direction.

Knock! Knock!

Hmm……? Who could it be……?

As I think to myself such thoughts, I go towards my house's door's direction, and open the door, only to see that no one is there already. Although, even with that said, there's some letter here, so it's not as if there's nothing. There's something here. There's a letter here. Thus, it's not as if there's nothing here. I—Giichi Asmodeus—then pick up that letter, and put on my table, after I close my house's door.

Though……who was it on the door, really……? Hmm…… Well, whatever. I think that I will read that letter now…… Hmm…… Let's see…… Hmm……subject…… I then read it out loud a little bit.

"Hmm...... "Subject: Settle Things Between The Two Of Us". Interesting. What there's other than that......?"

I continue to read the letter. I see she says things like me telling her that she may decide on how to settle things between the two of us, and things like me telling her that she may decide on where we will settle things between the two of us, and such.

"Hmm...... "You told me that I could decide on how to settle things between the two of us, and where, didn't you, Gicchi?" Hmm......"

Well, yes, I did. I won't deny that fact. Even though, knowing just how much weird she is, I cannot see this getting anywhere good. ......Or at least, that's what I would like to say, normally. But, now, things aren't normal, and so is Sakucchi. I cannot think of Sakucchi like I thought of the normal Sakucchi that I knew. I cannot think of Sakucchi like I thought of her before. —Things......became different...... Even Sakucchi isn't the same anymore. I know. I know that. But......but......still......!

There are things I need to do......I know that...... I won't be a fool. I will read all of the letter. I then read the letter, out and loud, clear, so it could be heard, by me, by my heart, and even by my butt.

"Hmm...... "Well......I won't lie...... I have thought about marriage, but......of course it won't happen......will it......?" Why......did you think about such things......this well......? Kuh......!"

I cannot read this letter. It's too much for me right now......! Why, Sakucchi......! ......Why......!? Why, Sakucchi!? Why!? Why did you think that way!? Why didn't you stay your weird self!? Why did you choose my feelings over yours!? Why were you considerate of me, only when I really wanted you to be incosiderate of me......!? Why!?

—I continue to read the letter.

"After that is...... "So......what I have decided......with final thoughts......after thinking over it thoroughly......is......that......we will have......a battle......that will decide......everything......" And that's how the letter ends......"

I start—crying. Although only a little bit, but......still, I......start......crying...... Tears fall from my eyes, one after another, without stopping. And here I thought I have only cried for only a little bit......but—seems like I was wrong...... Ha-ha-ha......

—I speak out my thoughts. ......I start thinking out loud.

"Sakucchi......you......fool......! Why couldn't you think......just a little bit more......!? Why!? Why!? Why!? Why!? Why!? Why, Sakucchi! Why, Sakucchi!? Why!? WHY, SAKUCCHI!? WHY!? COULDN'T......couldn't you......think a little bit......more......just a little bit......more......couldn't you......? Why......couldn't you......? Why!"

I—near to the mirror......come to punch......myself...... —But......I am stopped......by my illusion of Sakucchi...... That Sakucchi, she.......is telling me......that illusion, it is......telling me......not to punch......myself...... She is......that illusion of Sakucchi is......telling me......that I am beautiful......that it's a waste......to punch myself......

—Then, another illusion comes to my mind. A blonde, scary little boy. I—don't know who it is—! Who is it!? Who can it be!? Such a thing......it is impossible......! Why is he here!? What is he planning to do!? Well, since there's no one as strong as I am, I guess that I will be able to fight it, if it will come to this, but......

"—Oh! Scary, scary! Senpai, you're scary! Stop it~! Stop being that way~. You know who I am, don't you~? I have helped you, and even twice, Senpai~. Don't be so cold towards me, Senpai~."

This......it doesn't seem to me like some illusion...... He......who is he......? "Helped"? When? How? Why? He doesn't think about anything! Can it be......!? No! It cannot be! Who else knows about my method of reading thoughts!? Not even anyone from the [Hyoudou Clan]! No. From the [Hyoudou Clan], there's Yi Cheng, who might always know about my method, even though I didn't tell him. Yi Cheng......he is a scary man...... But still......who is this scary little boy......? Why can it be?

The blonde, scary little boy, who seemed to be my illusion at first, he continues to talk.

"Stop trying to read my thoughts, Senpai~! You know who I am, Senpai~! You don't need to read my thoughts like that, Senpai~. Anyway, Senpai. You'd better stay away from her. And you know why, and the best. Also, some Liwa Fushiru guy leaked some info about you, Senpai. And to her, atop of that. Don't you think things might get a little bit dangerous......Senpai......~?"

The way this boy says "Senpai~" gives me chills I don't know who it is, but he might know about me too much. I have to think. I have to try and remember. Who is he? Who can he be? How can I know him? How can he know me? How can he know about me. Why does he know this much about me? Even if I connect all of these, I still don't find the answer. Tsk! Who can he be!? Think, me! Think, my mind! Think, my body! Think! Think! Think! Think! Think! Think! Think! Think! Think! Think! THINK!

—Wait a minute. Can he be......? No. It can't be. I mean, how can it be? It's impossible, no matter how much I try to find a rational way of it to happen. How? How? How? How? How? I can't think of a way. No. I can think of a way. It has to be......that...... Yes. That's what it is. He......I know who he is. I finally remembered. I fell into slumber......didn't I......? Ha-ha-ha...... This is so funny. Really. To think that the great me would fall to such a slumber. I almost can't hold back my laughter. Really. Such a thing......! This is really way to funny. Ha! Ha-ha! Ha-ha-ha! Really! Too funny! Ha-ha-ha-ha! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! It was probably you who dropped me into that slumber, but it won't help you anymore.

I start talking with another side of myself.

—You are fake! I am true! Stop taking over me! You are way too cruel! And you don't even think about anything! You are just my greed! No. You are just my fear. You are just the bad me. You are just the cruel me. You are just the immature me. You are still just a little baby. You don't think that you won me already, do you?

Stop! Stop this! You......! ......That's right! I am the fake, you are the true! But, hey, what's with it?

—Huh?

......You are not cruel as me, that's right. You aren't thinking the same way I am, that's right. You aren't as greedy as I am, that's right. You also aren't as needy as I am, and that's also right.

—Huh?

You fear me, that's right. I am bad, you are good, that's right. But, hey, what's with it? Are you trying to be some kind of a hero? Are you some little kid? Since when were you a hero? Stop with it, please. It makes me laugh. Ha!

—Huh?

......I might be immature, while you aren't. I might be still just a little baby, while you aren't. But, still, like I already said before, hey, what's with it? What are you trying to say? Is it supposed to make me fear of you? Don't make me laugh! You are fearing of me. Don't try to do better than me. I already won the battle, even before it began. And by the way, let me tell you one more thing, while I'm already at it.

—Huh!? What is it!? What do you want to tell me now!? That I "fear" you!? That you're more greedy than me!? That you are more needy than I am!? That "there's nothing" with me being the true and you being the fake!? That "there's nothing" about you being the bad one, while I am the good!? That "there's nothing" about you behaving like some little needy kid!? What do you want to tell me, more than the crap you already did tell me!? What do you want to tell me, now, other than the crap that you already told me!? What do you want to tell me, now, after you already told me all of that crap and bullshit!? Huh!?

You make me laugh! Really!

—Huh!?

Listen, very well. I am not the immature one between the two of us. I am not the little baby here. —You don't know what I've been through, that I am like that. You don't know what I've been through, in order to come as far as I already did! Only a little bit more, and everything will finally become ideal, once again! —Don't interfere. Got it!? With this, soon, things will be better!

—Huh!? You don't make any sense! You are crazy! I knew that, after all, you aren't someone that I can talk it over with. I knew that, after all, I would have to just take over you, and take things back to my hand, and make them normal, once again. Do you get it, the other me? From now on, you and I aren't the same one. I am one, and you are two. If you want, you are one, and I am two. It doesn't matter. We aren't the same one. We aren't friends. We don't share the same body. We aren't friends. I am enemy of yours, and you are enemy of mine. Is it good enough? We aren't friends, okay? We are enemies, okay? —You and I are enemies, okay?

You sure are funny. Anyway, go back to your slumber. This time, I will drop you into slumber. And this time, it won't be temporal, but rather eternal. Well then, good night, "True One".

—What!? What are you doing!?

Nothing special. Why do you think that I do anything, at all? Am I not just a "little, immature baby"? Am I not just your fear? Am I not just your greed? Am I not just everything that is bad about you, taken away from you, making the good side, you?

—Stop thi—!

......Stop......what......? Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! I am the one with the upper hand, after all! I am the victorious one, after all! I was fool for worrying over it for even a mere second!

Look at you, "True One"! Now, you are nothing! Now, you are no more! Now, you aren't going to be! Now, you are gone! Now, it's as if you were never born! Now, you are null! Now, it's as if you weren't at all! As if you weren't, ever since the beginning! I am the one with the upper hand! Just look at yourself, "True One"! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

Whatever I do—is my business, not yours. I am I, and you are you. This body—is mine. I—am the real one between the two of us. You—are the fake one between the two of us.

I then go back to reality, from inside of my head. Outside, in the reality, I see the blonde, scary little boy, and smile at him. He—smiles back at me, in response. We both start breaking out on a laugh. Normally, you would think that we are just crazy, or maybe even drunk, but in reality, we are just happy, we are just laughing over the hardships that were until now.

"It sure is funny, isn't it? To think that "True One" was taking over me. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! I can't stop laughing over it......!! It's just way too funny! I mean, he seriously thought that he could take over me! Doesn't he know the first of this world? —Don't mess with Giichi Asmodeus. How can he be—no, how could he be so ignorant? Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!"

"Yeah. You got that one right. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! I agree with the fact that you are strong. Too strong, in fact. So strong, in a level that there really should be some kind of rule in this world, not to mess with you, even though you will still be too cruel towards your preys. Self-control. Do you know what it means? You really should learn a little bit self-control. Don't you think so, too? Don't you think so, yourself, too? You really don't control yourself, at all. Don't you agree with it?"

"Yeah. You sure are right. Yeah, I really agree with it, completely. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Really, this is so funny! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! I just can't stop myself from laughing at that fool! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! It's just too funny! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! I-I—I can't stop myself! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! This is just so funny!!"

Like that, we both are laughing it over, and talk. We talk over a lot of things. Past. Present. Future. We talk about these. We talk about the past and we talk about the present and we talk about the future. Before the fight, amidst the fight, after the fight. We talk about these things, too. We talk about what happened before our fights and we talk about what happened amidst our fights and we talk about what happened after our fights. We talk about a lot of things.

"You remember that time, when you achieved the power of infinity? That was sure unfair. You are the worst, aren't you? You are such a bad, bad bad, bad bad bad, person, aren't you? Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! It was sure funny, looking at your opponents! And it still is funny! Looking at your enemies, when they fight against you, is just way too funny!"

"You are going over the top. It's not that funny to look at my opponents. Even though the time when I achieved the power of infinity sure was something else. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! I still remember it. I still remember how he looked at me with a face that says "WTF, dude!?" and was totally afraid of me. Yeah, it sure was a cheat, wasn't it? Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!"

The power of infinity. I still remember it, clearly. It was like a cheat. No, it was a cheat. Although, it was very long, back then. It happened more than a hundred years ago, so it's nothing special. The power that I have right now—is way more powerful than the infinity. The me right now is something beyond a basic understanding.

The me right now—is both Nothingness and Infinity. Right now, I—am the Nothingness. Right now, I—am the Infinity. The me right now—is both Nothing and Everything. Right now, I—am Nothing. Right now, I—am everything. Nothing. Nothingness. Everything. Infinity. All of these have one thing in common. —They describe me.

I am Nothing. Not just plain "nothing", and not just plain "Nothing", but also "Nothingness".  While being Nothing and Nothingness, I am actually also Something. I am Everything. Not just plain "everything", and not just plain "Everything", but also "Infinity". I am Nothing. I am Nothingness. I am Everything. I am Infinity.

We continue to talk then, as we exchange the things that have happened to me, and we laugh it over and over, again and again. Although, we laugh the most on my opponents, as they were thinking that they could best me, while right from the start, they didn't have any chance against me. And that's funny. It makes me laugh. I can't help but laugh about it, I can't help but laugh on it. Stupidity is funny, it never ceases to make me laugh, it always gives me a good laugh.

"Yeah, yeah. And you remember the time when that Shar'Crave guy challenged you? That was so hilarious! I mean, he honestly, really, from the bottom of his heart, thought that he could kill you any time, while he didn't have the least of a chance, right off the bat, and you just kept playing along with him!"

"Y-Yeah....... Sure, right. It sure was hilarious. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha......"

Shar'Crave? Who is he talking about? Ahh, right. But......why is my memory of our fight so unclear......? There were a few things weird about it, but what really happened there? Is it my age, or is my memory betraying me? I don't know already. Being Nothing, being Nothingness, being Everything, being Infinity, everything can happen. Being what I am, there isn't "impossible". Even if I use that word, nothing is "impossible". In other words, everything is possible.

"By the way, why did your reaction changed a lot? You were kind for some moments, and got back to your usual self, sometime after, but what really happened there? I have to say, something was off about you back then. And you even let that Shar'Crave guy off the hook, despite the fact that he really pissed you off. I mean, really, what was wrong with you back then? And honestly, letting an enemy stay alive after his first meeting with you? Since when did you decide to let your enemies run free? Something really was weird about you back then."

"It was nothing. Really, there wasn't anything. I mean, I can't think of anything. What could it be, really? I wonder......what could it be......? Well, I might as well as have a split personality. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha......!"

I might say that, but actually, really, I have some vague idea. It might be the other me. He might have took over me that time. Or was it me, who took over him, that time......? I claimed this body as mine, but......was it......the right thing to do......? What's wrong with me today, really? The "right thing" to do? Since when did I start worrying about such foolish things? Ahh, never mind.

"Really? If so, then okay...... If you say so, then okay......"

"Yes, it really wasn't anything. It really was nothing. I mean it."

Like that, we continue to talk, for a whole hour. We talk about a lot of things. Fun. Sad. Cruel. Happy. We talk about such things, and we also talk about more things, of course. Like that, we talk for a whole hour. After a hour, the blonde, scary little boy, goes away, while he bids me a farewell, while he says to me "goodbye".

"Well then, Senapi. Until next time."

"Yes. See you next time around, and you'd better be here."

Like that, the blonde, scary little boy, really goes away, as he goes towards the door, opens the door, and then closes the door. Although, when he gets out of the house, he then knocks again, suddenly.

Knock! Knock!

Hmm......? What could it be that he wants, now that he left? Ahh......he sure is troublesome...... Can't you be more decisive? If you want to leave, then leave, and if you want to stay, then stay. Don't leave if you want to stay, and don't stay if you want to leave. Ahh......

Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock!

Can't you give me at least a moment to go to the door, and then open it to you!? Just give me a moment! Even if I can run at a God-like speed, it doens't mean that I open doors at a God-like speed! Give! Me! A! Moment! Well, I don't think that he will listen to my thinking, unless I'll tell him directly, to stop knocking on the door, because I come, and it doens't take a second.

Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock!

Can't you wait for a moment!? You know what? The moment I open the door, I punch your face! Just! Stop! It! Wait! For! A! Moment! Give! Me! A! Moment! Well, I guess he won't listen to me, unless I will tell him directly, really.

Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock!

Calm down! Calm down! Calm down! Calm down! Calm down! Calm down, me! Calm down, me! Calm down, me! Calm down, me! Calm down, me! I still didn't tell him to stop knocking on my door, so he can't possibly stop knocking in a moment, can he......? Ahh! No matter how good I try to think of him, this one thing has no excuse!

Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock!

"Wait for a moment! Stop knocking already!! Stop! Knocking!! Already!!!"

I open the door, while being furious. I will kill him! Well, I won't kill him, but I will punch him, in the face! He got on my nerves, for real! How can he be so annoying!? —But then, I start calming down, as I see someone other than him at the door, even though alongside with him. That man is a handsome man, who looks in his mid-twenties. He has a green hair, which is slicked back. He is someone who knows a lot of things, and also one of the ones that are possible future targets, because of too much knowledge.

He is—Ajuka Beelzebub.

Part 2

"Yo, Giichi-dono. May I come in?"

"Yes, you may......Beelzebub-san......"

As Beelzebub-san entered, the blonde scary little boy already disappeared. By then, I also started to make tea for him, and whilst, we both were silent. A few moments go on with that silence, and then I pour to Beelzebub-san his tea, and as he starts to drink the tea, he breaks the silence with something he has to say.

"Why is this silence, Giichi-dono? What's wrong?"

"No-Nothing really. I just......it's just that I don't really have anything to say......that's......that's all......"

This Beelzebub-san......as I feared, he might really know quite a few things that he mustn't know, in which case, I will be in need to eliminate him, so his knoledge won't go into the bad hands. Although I say "bad hands", I mean to actually those which I see bad, for myself, for my own existance, and for nothing else than that.

"Oh...... Now, is it......?"

"Y-Yes, it is!"

I have to keep calm...... If I won't keep calm, everything is over for me...... Well, actually not, because I can always get things to be for my own will and so, well, I can't think of any way that Beelzebub-san will be actually capable of ruining me, but he's way too knowledgable about things that shouldn't be known, and his knowledge might get in my way, in some way or another, and that's something that I wouldn't really want to happen to me...... Anyway, I have to keep calm. Calm.

"I'm just kidding, don't get so worked up over it."

"Hmm...... By the way, why did you come all the way over here? I mean, more like, why would someone as important as you, come here, to just visit a fellow Maou......? I'm sure that there's much more to it......than just a mere visit......am I right......Beelzebub-san......? Or is it that you really......just came here......to visit a fellow Maou......?"

"Now, now...... Like I said, don't get so worked up over it...... I have something in mind, but for now, let's go on with the idea of me coming all the way here just to visit a fellow Maou, shall we?"

Am I just worrying too much? Well, I can read his mind, but I don't know what I will find there, and I will maybe even find myself getting cought amidst spying on his mind...... The risk is too big. I will have to just go on with flow, for the time being.

Then, Beelzebub-san finishes to drink the tea, thanks me for the tea and hospitality, and then gets up from his chair. Hmm......so he's going to go for now......? Well, seems like I probably have worried too much. But, I just hope that I really did just worry too much, and that there was nothing going on right now......

"Well then, I guess I will take my leave here."

Beelzebub-san goes towards the door. I also get up from my chair, and go together with him towards the door, while there's still some distance between the two of us, and then, as we get close to the door, Beelzebub-san suddenly turns around, towards my drection. Hmm......? What is this about......?

"By the way......Giichi-dono......"

"What is it, Beelzebub-san......?"

I look at Beelzebub-san with rather rierce, aggresive look on my eyes as I ask him what he wants to say. Though, Beelzebub-san remains in his cool self, and continues.

"When the chance to it will come......Giichi-dono......I hope that you will be here......once again......to let me in to here......once again......so we will talk......about some certain things......that I want to talk about......with you...... I will take my leave, really now. I will come once again, as well, don't forget."

Beelzebub-san continues towards the door, and so do I, and then I open the door to him, and he goes out, and then, a mere moment before I close the door......Beelzebub-san......suddenly......averts his look......towards......me......and then he says to me......

"......Well then......Giichi-dono......until then......be well......"

"You, too, Beelzebub-san."

I then close the door, and then, I go towards a different direction, and put on a serious look on my face as I do so. I—will see through things—. I—will fight against Sakucchi—. I—will win, and change things—.



——A Few Minutes Later, Giichi's House's Basement——



I am walking, in a weird and messy basement. There are a lot of things here, but they aren't clearly seen, due to the darkness here. I pick up something from there. It looks like some picture. It's from old times. I still remember these days...... —The days......that......in which......I had......hardships...... As I look at the picture, my eyes' look change.

—They are furious. They are sad. They are longing. —It's......nostalgic...... —As I look at them, I hear some certain things in my head. These are some nostalgic sounds......that I am......familiar with......

[—You've done well, —. You've done—]

My thoughts get interrupted......by [Sword]......who's voice gets a little bit wavering amidst......

{Don't get all over frustrated over it, Hyoudou-kun. It's okay, Hyoudou-kun. You don't have to be frustrated for us, Hyoudou-kun. You know that we won't want you to do so......Hyoudou-kun......}

I then respond to [Sword] who has interrupted my thoughts amidst of them.

"......[Sword]...... —No! If I won't do so, how will I remember you guys!? I already forgot once! I......have to......! I......have to remember......! I.....have to do it......! ......I......have to...... I......have to......"

That's right, [Sword]. I have to. I have my reasons. Don't tell me what to do. I know what I'm doing. I......will get my dream made reality......! I'm not......I'm not going to let anyone......to interfere with my dream becoming reality......! My dream......will come true......!

{......Hyoudou-kun......you...... Just because of that......you...... But still, Hyoudou-kun, you don't have to! I will remind you, if you need! There's also [Lightning Judgment] to remind you, whenever I won't be able to! And there's also [Friendly Healer]! Don't push yourself too much! Please! Hyoudou-kun! ......It......it hurts......! To see you like this......it hurts, you know......!}

"But, still...... I......have to..... My dream......will become reality......! And even if you are going to be in my way of doing so......don't expect any mercy......even if it's from me......! —This dream of mine is one of things that I will keep close to me! But......this dream won't just stay as it is right now, a dream......but will become reality! I will make it reality! —And I won't anyone get in my way! Even if that one is you, [Sword]! Even if that one is [Lightning Judgment]! Even if that one is [Friendly Healer]! I won't stop! And I won't let anyone to stop me! I will accomplish it! I'll make my dream......reality......! I will do it, [Sword]! And you won't stop me!!"

That's right. I—am going to do it. What I have tried to do for years and years. No matter how much it will take! No matter how much lives will go away because of it! This little dream of mine......

{You......have really changed......haven't you......Hyoudou-kun......? Okay. I got it. I will continue to obey to your commands. I won't get in your way, Hyoudou-kun. Do whatever you want. I'm not related to any of it, from now on, okay, Hyoudou-kun? And also, don't come at me, in case anything weird happens.}

"Okay, [Sword]. For now, [Sword], you are merely my tool."

......The scene gets darker and darker......until nothing is seen......while on my face......a grin......is seen......just a moment......before all of this happens......and everything can't be already seen......

Conclusion

I walk on the streets, with an empty look on my eyes. I look around as I wander around the city. I think about some certain important things. I sit somewhere as I think about these important things.

"Sakucchi...... What would I do about her......? There's the option of just fighting her, but that won't be the best option, in some certain ways. I don't really know what to do...... There's that option, but......"

I get up, and continue to wander, with a troubled look on my face. I look at the ground as I wander and think. And then, after I continue to walk for a few moments, I come up with my conclusion.

"—Sakucchi, I will fight against you. Sakucchi, I will win. That's what I'm going to do. You'd better be prepared for it, Sakucchi. I won't go easy on you. Be prepared for it......Sakucchi......"

Life 3

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Life 4

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Life 5

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Afterword

Notes

  1. Ecchi is "pervert" in Japanese, you could say.

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