CH150: [side Zion] Eyes of the Spirit
After destroying the dragon herd with Orn and the others Zion joined up with his valet Tershe who had gone off on his own and was walking eastward.
His gait is so light that he looks as if he is about to skip, and he seems to be in a good mood, which is hard to imagine from Zion’s usual mood.
“Master Theon, did something good happen to you?”
“What? You know what I mean?”
“Of course. I’ve watched Master Theon closely since he was a child. I’m guessing this has something to do with Master Orn, doesn’t it?”
“That’s great. I actually got to fight with Orn earlier. And he called me ‘Theon’!”
Theon gives the reason for his good mood with a big smile in response to Tershe’s question.
Oh, my God. That’s very good of you.
Tershe is as happy as if it were her own.
However, the time when Zion is in a good mood is short, and gradually his calm side begins to show.
“Yeah. I thought I’d never be able to stand next to Orn again, so I was really happy to be able to fight side by side with him. I wish I could have stayed with you longer… but things have changed so much that I’m glad we were able to fight together. It would be selfish of me to ask for more…”
Theon mutters with an air of resignation.
“… Master Theon, I still want to tell Master Orn the truth…”
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
Tershe sees the sad look on his master’s face and makes a suggestion, but Theon rejects it before he can finish.
I… I was out of line. I’m sorry.
“No. I know you’re thinking of me. Thank you, Tershe. But Orn is a one-track mind and I’m sure he’ll blame himself when he finds out everyone in the village was killed. And I don’t think the Order would let that happen.”
Theon is thinking about what he is going to do and spins the words to tell Tershe his thoughts.
“And if you can break the uncle’s seal on your own even if you’ve undergone [altered perception], then there’s a good chance that you’ll notice your original ability ・・・・・. So we have to set the stage before the king wakes up.
Seeing Tershe’s understanding of his idea, Xion nodded in satisfaction.
As they are about to walk again, Zion’s eyes turn sharp.
Then Xiong made a geometric pattern in his right eye that was different from a magic circle and uttered a voice while staring at the empty ・・・・ sky.
“What do you want from me, fairy?” ・・・・? That’s some serious magic… Ah, I see. So you’re Titania, the fairy queen.
“… I’m surprised. I didn’t think it was possible since it looked like you were intentionally manipulating the ice spirit, but you really did make your right eye assimilate with the spirit’s eye.”
Titania is approached by Theon and speaks out in a tone of voice as if she is truly surprised.
Fairies are supernatural beings and cannot be perceived by humans.
The exception to this is that a person who possesses the [Spirit Control] ability can perceive fairies, but Zion does not possess this ability.
“Correct. I’m the only human alive today who could surprise the fairy queen, aren’t I?”
Theon speaks with a wry smile on his face and his focus is firmly on where Titania is.
That’s proof that she can see fairies.
Just as a magical stone appears when a beast dies, a translucent crystal sometimes appears when a fairy dies.
It’s called the Eyes of the Spirit. It’s a special magic stone.
The reason why they are called the Eyes of the Spirits is because you can see spirits and fairies by looking through the crystals.
The magic contained in the eyes of the spirit was assimilated into his own right eye.
There was a chance that nothing would happen or that he would become a cripple, but Theon won the bet.
The right eye was assimilated with the spirit’s eye, and as a result, not only could he see spirits and fairies, but he could communicate with fairies and control them under his control, though limited to ice, by taking in their magical power.
Why would you risk…
“I’m just trying to catch up with Orn.”
“And for that I’ll take no pain. If I don’t want Orn to be alone, I’ll have to catch up with him.”
As Xion muttered this, he was oozing with tremendous determination.
“… She’s quite an interesting girl. She’s a real ‘go back in time’ kind of girl, isn’t she?”
“It’s fine if you want to lump me and Orn in with those people ・・・・・, but we’re not the same as them, so don’t get that confused.”
“I know. I’m painfully aware that the Lords are already dead.”
“Okay, then. So, back to the start, what can I do for you?”
“We need your help. People who can perceive us are precious to us.”
Theon rolls his eyes at Titania’s unexpected words.
However, Xion soon returns to his normal aloof mood and opens his mouth.
“It’s an honor to be asked for help by a fairy who survived the whirlwind of fairy tales. But I have other things to do now, so I’m afraid I can’t take you up on your offer.”
“Even if I say that the search for the [Spirit Domination] aliens is unnecessary, doesn’t that change the answer?”
“… What does that mean? You understand that we don’t have much time left, don’t you? We need to get Orn and the Spirit Control aliens as soon as possible… No way…”
Theon asks Titania with a dubious look on his face.
But in the middle of his question, Zion arrived at the answer on his own.
“You’re very quick-witted and helpful.”
“Orn and the [Spirit Domination] aliens have already made contact…?”
Theon mutters with an agitated look on his face.
“That’s what I meant. Orn Dhura already has contacts with the Spirit Control aliens. And we’re the ones who’ve been helping him. Theon Nasturtium… we’ve already finished what you were trying to do. So give us the time you were going to use to find the aliens.”
“If that’s the case, I’m willing to help, but…”
“Don’t be so alarmed. We’ve stopped being on the sidelines, so you can consider us allies.”
I trust you because I don’t expect you to side with the Order now. So what do you want from me?
“It’s just a thinning of the herd. To prepare for the coming battle.”
I guess it’s just the beginning. Okay. But I’m going to need your help.
“If we can help you as much as we can, we’ll help you.”
Well, then we have a deal. Titania’s help is just like wings on a tiger.
“Wings on a tiger. The way you call yourself a strong man, the way you’re so excited, it makes me realize you’re his offspring.”
After all, I am an ancestor. But like I said before, I’m me. I’m not the same person.
“Well, we’d be out of shape if we didn’t, so I guess that’s good.”
Thus began the dark deeds of the White Devil and the Fairy Queen.