“Why the long face?”
Shin materialized in the room, cackling maniacally and clapped his hands. He spoke with a mocking tone, gleefully watching Bin’s grave expression.
“You think brooding will help you? Or are you that sad about your disagreement with the girl? Either way, it’s pathetic. To think you’d go out of your way to tell her! Ha! That’s the dumbest way to go about your plans.”
Shin clapped again then marched toward Bin, stopping inches away, his head lowered to meet the latter’s absent-minded gaze.
“Perhaps you’re thinking of what the Blood Prince said? Frankly, if it happens, at least you’ll snap out of it. You’ll come to kn
The next day after Bin, Iris, and Bert had their little meeting, the loud and obnoxious doorbell rang continuously, waking up everyone.Bert Polaris was drowsy and red-faced as he stomped on the chair and made his way toward the door, cursing under his breath and prepared to lash out at the person waiting on the other side.It was really early in the morning and no one in their right mind would do this, especially after they all had a long and exhausting day. When he opened the door and was about to shout at the top of his lungs, Bert frowned and glared at the two females eagerly waiting to enter.It was none other than Emilia and Elise, the two quickly greeted Bert before the latter pushed him away and stepped inside. The thin and short man dumbly gazed at the mother-daughter duo,
The family breakfast proceeded rather peacefully and much better than Bin’s pessimistic expectations. At first, only Emilia and Elise were cheerful, chatting together about random stuff which didn’t pick his interest. When the food, which he could not eat, was served, his mother and sister initiated a subject that forced him out of his silence, though not begrudgingly but eagerly.“It’s not easy to attempt to learn the art of Magical Fusion, much less attempt it. It’s exceptionally hard for you, Elise, as your second strongest affinity is Fire, which clashes with the Blood Element.”Bin’s brooding had come to an end, at last. He pricked his ears and waited for the conversation to continue, looking slightly excited.“I have not
“S-sir!”Cecile, who, a second ago, was minding her own business and playing with her phone, jumped from the couch and stomped the ground and started angrily protesting. She stomped the ground and glared back at Marshal Don Lunar with a reproachful and frustrated look.However, it wasn’t just the girl who was against his orders this time. Stanislaw, Brandon, and Alice all objected, their expression grave and unpleasant. The only one who kept his mouth shut was Jack, his short figure standing in the corner of the office, minding his own business. Although he had officially become part of the Omega Team, he didn’t mingle with the lot that much and rarely showed any interest in deepening their bond of comradeship.Even Elise, who was not a social person,
“Hello, Mister Bin.”Once the gates opened, Hyue, the maid, came and welcomed the unexpected visit. It has been a while since the two of them met but there was only silence flowing between the two of them.“A-actually, I’ve come to meet you… to discuss something.”The maid tilted her head in confusion then intently looking back at him, her face failed to showcase her true emotions. She focused especially on his silver arm then slightly bowed again and calmly responded,“I’m busy, mister Bin. Do follow me, the miss is waiti-”Before she could finish, Bin grabbed her wrist and, against her will, dragged h
“Am I supposed to believe that?”Hyue curled her lips as she looked back at him, her voice sounding less angrier than before. She turned her whole body toward him, her hands lowered, resting on top of each other and clenching the maid dress in a subtle manner.“I thought you would want to hear that. You were the first person who encouraged me to lead a normal life so it’s only right to tell you first.”“Is that right?” She harrumphed and squinted at him as if she still did not believe everything he had said, “I doubt you’ll stop everything and live quietly. You will still go after Queen and the Psychic Facility.”“Yes. I will. But, that doesn’t
“Why did you not wait till everything was done?”Bin grunted and shrugged his shoulders, nonchalantly saying,” What if I die?”“Don’t say that. You will not die. And confessing to her once you’re done would be more advantageous. I think she rejected you cause she didn’t want to get a boyfriend who’s constantly in danger of death every day.”“That’s an erroneous and a ludicrously hypocritical theory.”“Erro- what?”“Erroneous.” He rolled his eyes at the dumb look she was giving him, let out a sigh and briefly explained.
The horrific sight rendered everyone paralyzed, their eyes locked onto the half-crouching Bin. The ominous black smoke didn’t creep closer to them, however, it made them petrified, incapable of stepping forth and lending a helping hand. Even Emilia, who was more experienced than girls and Chan Wu in Mana Control and Magic overall, could not resist the darkness’ aura. They could only motionlessly stand there and, more surprised than ever, witnessed how Bin was letting out soft growls as he clutched onto the black smoke. Alas, his attempts were in vain as the mass of darkness, which resembled very dense black smoke, was unaffected by his touch. Time seemed to slow down as small pieces of the now-gone silver prosthetic arm fell on the ground, resulting in an abnormally loud echoing, shortly followed by a truly astonishing sigh
“Again?”With a threatening gaze, Julia glared at Bin, her eyes glowing with a blue glow as they focused on his left arm.“How come each time I don’t see you for a couple days, you show up with something new. Oh! Before you throw your unnecessary remarks, let me remind you that it was not a compliment.”Bin smiled back at the teacher and got into the passenger seat and responded,“A compliment or a reproach, I’ll be accepting it nonetheless. It’s good to see you dressed fancy and in a good mood, teacher.”The bespectacled woman snorted and slammed the door at his face. She briefly conversed with Emilia bef