Inside the room, at the bathing room.
Cygne was being dressed with a plain but expensive black top with red jewels when he got the chance to see his face.
He could see his reflection into a large mirror attached at the side near of his bathing room which entrance is from the partition he had seen earlier.
Although it wasn't as refine as the one in his previous world, it still did its purpose.
Glistening obsidian black hair that made the night descends and a pair of crimson red eyes that shines brightly like a sun. A young face with pale skin welcomed his sight. There is a bit of fat but not too much to be called fit as he has a very skinny appearance. But that didn't gave a bad impression on him. Cygne felt amaze on how good looking his body right now.
He softly groaned at his appearance. He looks like a rich softie noble by his clothes and the jewels decorated in it. He looks expensive.
"Young master Cygne, breakfast is in the dining hall. After that, I'll prepare the studies."
On his side, Tien was bowing to Cygne which he replied with a slight nod. He still don't have a knowledge of anything and so just rely on his intuition and to this person. Afterall, he could not sense any hostility directed towards him that made him sigh in relief.
He left his room and with Tien's lead, he leisurely walk in a bright corridor contrast to his gloomy and dark room. Cygne saw few of the maids bowed at him shakily but maintained their positions until he passed by them.
It is definitely weird. In his past world, no one cowered in fear because of him. He wondered if he got a tyrant weakling body?'Does that incorporeal existence dropped me in a random body after getting my life and body?'
Cygne can't help but started to be annoyed.
The fewer servants started to dispersed out of his way like they never been there. The chilliness envelopes the place but Cygne has no idea it is coming from him. He also did not notice the slight change in Tien's face as they continued to walk their way to the dining hall.
Tien pushed the door and a wide room present itself. At the middle, the long dark wood table was placed with various food that is new to Cygne but still maintained his neutral expression. On the walls were paintings of robed people and a towering being. 'They decorated the dining hall with that? Sure anyone will see it will get their appetite run out of their system', Cygne couldn't help but thought. The servant that finished setting the plates, although shaking, maintained his composure and bowed respectfully to Cygne.
'They seem to be trained perfectly.'
Cygne quietly walk to the left avoiding the head seat. It's almost instinctual behavior of the body that Cygne not find difficult at all.
Tien moved to pick up a jar with a fishy smell. He poured the liquid effortlessly in a glass then quietly stepped back to let Cygne eat in peace.
It made Cygne frown.
'Why are they giving a child blood to drink? Are they lunatics?'Quite of the rumbling inside his mind remained there as Cygne quietly lifted the tableware laid infront of him to be use.
He sliced the meat that tender enough for a child like him to eat without difficulty but instead of being happy, he started to frown.
The meat was not cook well. It's still raw. The reddish color of a fresh meat was still visible from the cut Cygne made with his knife.
'Why are they feeding a child with this... ' His mind can't process this peculiar treatment he doesn't have a knowledge about. But he still eat it anyway.
"Is it in your liking young master?"
The quiet and almost no presence Tien asked Cygne who continuously eat with ease and in a noble like manner. The meat has a sting or spicy taste that made him want to drink something. He put his utensils down and lifted his frail arm to reach for the glass with blood because there is nothing to drink beside it.
A fishy and iron smell tickled his nose as he slowly drank the entire remain of the glass as if it was water. Cygne didn't bother to reply on Tien as he quietly ate the food infront of him.
And as if on cue, Tien poured it full again. The glass was brimming with red luscious color. That made Cygne twitch the corner of his mouth but returned to normal and continue to eat quietly. Unlike his outside demeanor, his mind was in a state of chaos.
'What the fuck? I thought I was treated fairly but this is like feeding a beast! That goddamn being really tricked me! If I bump into him again I'll really ask for compensation! Goddammit!'
The knife fell into the floor while Cygne clutches his chest. He felt like a thousand needles were poking his heart. It feels like someone is clutching his lungs and squeezing it like a pepsi can.
But no one helped Cygne. Inside his mind, flood of curses were roaring as the extreme pain was registering in his senses multiple times greater a human can endure.
He was helplessly panting when his eyes fixated into Tien who's eyes were having a mini earthquake but stayed still and did not dare to help him.
'What rotten brains does this..... Accck! What's this body is reacting into!'
Before he could close his eyes, he found himself collapsing to the ground. At that moment, he saw a being...no...it's something much powerful than that. He internally screams but still rest his gaze to the being that leisurely walking towards him.
A few inches more, a melodic soft voice with a weight of fierceness entered his ear.
「"Sleep. We'll talk."」
Sound of dripping water prickled the ear of Cygne as he found himself lying on the black marble with immense headache drilling continuously.
The surrounding was chilling like winter season but the interior were more like a cave. Concave shaped dome but styled with elegance that hold ancient history.
Can't endure the pain anymore, Cygne opened his eyes to see the sole throne infront of him. It was adorned with obsidian pearls and blood red ruby.Sitting there was someone exuding a terrifying aura that is making Cygne clutch his head even more.
He has dark skin but it doesn't look gross, albeit, it even look elegantly smooth and attracting to the eyes. He also has a long black silky hair braided into a lock and beautifully resting on his shoulders, flowing down gracefully.
「"You finally awake."」
Cygne immediately frown from the pressure his voice has. It sound like a thunder roaring angrily in the quiet night.
As if it forgot the intensity his voice weighs, a low "Oh." escaped his mouth. In an instant, the suffocating air disappeared that made Cygne breathes a long deep sigh.
Cygne got surprised upon the accidental eye contact he made with the being. The complete black eyeball which looks like voidless space from closer keen look bumped with his bloody red eyes.
「"Tss. Why are you so jumpy?"」
The higher being clicked its tongue but it doesn't look disrespectful.
"Damn incorporeal existence! I'm hear because of him!"
A low mumbling escaped his lips that made the other curious. Cygne didn't know that the one before him was a God with a very sharp hearing.
「"Ahem... Who it might be?"」
"Eek! What? You heard me?"
「"What are you a cat or something? Tss."」
Displeasure was evidence to the face of the God but didn't lift his finger towards Cygne, instead, he found his soul amusing to the point that it didn't sense any fear into him.
He just have a weak body that's all.
Cygne clicked his tongue as if he wants to retort back that he's not but knowing that it was a powerful being he is dealing with, he silently look at the ground with a pouting lips. Whether it was because he is inside a 13 year old child, his attitude seems childish.
And then, after how many minutes, the God spoke.
「"You are an outsider."」
Cygne flinched and lifted his head to look at the God.
As soon as he meet eyes with him, the God smirked from the chaotic thoughts filling his brain.
'That damn being! He really did tricked me! That goddamn bastard! I'll tear his waggling tails!'
「"Why are you here?"」
"You'll ...kick me out?"
Cygne realizes what he suddenly blurted out and he felt fear and sadness. After all, he was looking forward to live a new life in a new world. But then, even if he give up everything, he is still can't live the life he wanted.
At that moment, the corner of the God's mouth is twitching as if he find the human in front of him amusing.He could feel emotions and also read their minds as well given that he is a God. He also have a basic knowledge on to what happened to the poor soul.
On the other hand, Cygne was being gloomy for not being able to live the way he wants. He never thought he would be scammed with what he supposed to be a being with lots of tails. He assumed because of his inhumane hearing, he heard lashing of tails into one another when he given his life and everything as his part of the deal.
'I'll cook that goddamn bastard!!!'Cygne was fuming inside but completely masked it with an indifferent expression outside despite his shaking body.
「"You see, I am quite fond of the child who owned that body you are in. Oh. Did you happened to made a deal to a being you can't see?"」
"H-how...how did you know?"
「"Of course I would. I could even bring him here if you want?"」
The God was taken aback by the sudden burst of excitement Cygne expressed. He was surprise that this disrespectful soul who didn't mind his speech and manner towards him as if he is talking with someone that is just older than him is not afraid to meet the being that deceived him. As if he is confident that he could defeat it. He then touches his chin and grinned that made flower blooms in spring.
「"So you did had been tricked. Before that, what are you going to do? That body was precious and has a role to play in order to bring stability and balance in this world. That child refuses to do what I laid for him and instead took his life. Now that you possesses the body, what is it for me if I bring that scammer here?"」
Cygne was looking at the God with a complicated expression. He is not frowning or inciting excitement or interest. It was just a blank face that impregnable. He is still on the floor though, but sitting respectfully.
The God was waiting for his response while tapping his finger on the arm rest.
"Is it possible to refuse?"
「"What if I don't want to?"」
"Then, is it alright to do it but not taking the role in the front? Something like being support in the dark or something? Since that godda--ahem...that being seems connected to you, can I get compensated?"
「"Haha! You are smart little one."」
A grin slowly showing in Cygne's lips. The tension on his body subsided and was now able to converse with the God.
The God grinned and snapped his fingers. A fluctuation of power swirled around his fingers in black mist. A short shudder shake them and from above, a 5 meter creature fell down that left a huge crevice to the smooth marble. Cygne almost got flattened if he didn't move within that split second. The God smirked upon witnessing that short reflex.
「"What the... Aah! A-Aaah! Your majesty Eternal Night! W... What? What am I doing here?"」
The God of Eternal Night clicked its tongue that made the creature with ninetails stiffen. It's like a cat in shock with its furs and tails stood up.
「"You played too much Moonlight."」
Unknown space, undetected. The atmosphere looming inside the grandiose hall was no joke. The pressure were multiplied in many folds that make Cygne tremble hard. It is not because of cowardice but the natural instinct of the body he was in. A cat that resembled a fox was shining brightly with blue hues and serenity of the night appeared into thin air and... was kowtowing in front of the God of the Eternal Night, Hades. The waves of power coming from the shuddering body of Moonlight was making Cygne gasping for air because of the tension and pressure it's giving to his body. It's a lot weaker than the one who's sitting on the throne but Cygne still find it difficult to breathe in. According to the ancient records, many version were created to spread popularity and prestige to the one God governing the death. Among them was what the human most likely to refer to, the God of Eternal Night, Hades. The
Inside his room. When Cygne opened his eyes, he was on his bed and the room was dark. Maybe because the interior was not that bright and literally have the contrasting color of black and red, it gives off a gloomy atmosphere but somewhat quiet and peaceful. Cygne or rather Lysander not find it scary as he had dealt his fair share of 'fear' when he was young. For a couple of minutes, he stared at the ceiling while contemplating what he had just talk with the God of Eternal Night, Hades. It really was unavoidable even if he doesn't want to get involve but, if the world's peace and order will depend on his involvement then, he have no choice but to do what he must. Cygne was not an idiot to blatantly expose himself as an antagonist to invite enemies before him. He wanted to enjoy his life as much as possible so he was carefully concocting a plan for the future. That is where
The Scythe of the Night.Cygne gulped as he read the description that almost swallowed half the book.『 ➢ The most ancient family in the land. The Night Family was located at the Southern part of the Kingdom of Lumineᅳentrusted to guard the South doorway. The current head, Grand Duke Cain Adam Night is a relative of the royal crown. Wed with the most beautiful lady in the Luminus Empire, they are blessed with two daughters and a son. The Night was a direct descendant of the God of the Eternal Night and revered as the strongest bloodline within Lumine...』A lot of things was listed. Lineage. Founder. Previous Head. Relationship with Hades. Political strength and affiliates. But Cygne just flip the book to obtain knowledge like he usually does when he needed 'power'.'Could it be... Night? Direct descendants of the God of Eternal Night..
Night's mansion, underground prison.Within a cell that have thick metal bars which is too much to lock a normal human being, a lone man was standing with his arms crossed. He got a neat black hair that almost reach his shoulders that cleanly being tied to emphasize his clean face. It was attractive and any woman will turn their heads for second glances. His height made him more majestic and most of the people look up to him as a God but he is farther from the statement. Young ladies to married woman, they are dazzled and love him to the point of confessing and asking for his hand in marriage. It brought a great scandal to their kingdom but later on subsided when he himself got married.In this place that several grounds beneath the estate, many chambers was created to hold prisoners that had made grievous sins. There is two people being locked on the cells that's facing one another. And in that, the m
Cygne's room, end of the corridor on the second floor. Cain's gaze landed to the blood that have been spilled on the carpeted floor with traces in the sheets of the bed and the doctor's white coat. Instantly his aura surrounded the room and servants gasps for air. Even Kirsten flinched from the sudden chill. He rarely see this kind of him. Although they are now can be called as family, he just couldn't blame this weird of a friend of his that when comes to his closes people, his reserved and calm aura left him. Cain remained standing at the entrance and did not go inside. He doesn't know what exactly this emotion that is swelling inside him was but, he categorized it as something he doesn't want to feel. It's making him weak which is not acceptable for a Night to feel as they are the ruler and the hand that balances good and bad. His brows furrowed like he couldn't understand. His facial features gotten refined from flexing his facial muscles tha
Second basement level underground training grounds. "Ha!" "Your pose is awkward!" "Acck! Huup!" There was a lot of shouts and screams that filled the training ground that is located at the second basement level of the mansion. But, one distinct voice was silently being suppressed to not attract attention. The person intentionally endure not to scream or shout from the immense sparring he is in right now. Precise. Fast. Cruel. There is no softness in every strike and the attacks are getting heavier and sharp at each round. "Ack--!! Haa.." "Tsk...Hmm... Groan." But his efforts are for naught because pitying gazes are gathering with him at the center. Cygne can only click his tongue inwardly.&nbs
Night's mansion.Pant. Pant.A young boy was running across the mansion in his tight black fitting clothes. His arms and legs were being wrapped with a few weight bracelets that weighs 20 kilos each. All in all he was carrying 80 kilos plus the 20 kilos belt hanging in his waist, 100 kilos."Goddammit! Huuuu!"It was his tenth lap and his legs was already shaking from the tremendous weights he put on him. It was a miracle that he hasn't fainted after doing this ridiculous idea he put himself into a week ago.It is indeed definitely made him fainted the the very first day. After that, he didn't give up after a few fainted days he barely passed out yesterday and today he have a feeling that he wouldn't be waking up from another place.The young boy Cygne was running around the estate
❝Looking around, darkness can be found. Murmurs getting loud but not clear enough to sound. Trying to move but chains were clashing in every move. Why does the body tied? Planes are clearer to feel yet far to grasps. Aura's clashing like violent storms and yet calm voice reverberated in the room. One question remained in mind. "Why am I here?❞ --- Before the sun peeks at the world, there was a lone figure who's jumping from trees to trees. It was so soft that no one will be able to notice. The figure was draped with black from head to toe and in its waist was a chain with two sharp sickles. It move nimbly and dodged the needles effortlessly. After shooting three needles, the pursuer dash to its right and threw a dagger. The figure leap in the air and maneuvered its body sideways, making the needles and the dagger passed through each other with the figure in between. <