The girl he had previously engaged with swords with dared to look down on him in his predicament. The audacity!
Menomaru was still slightly shocked how he had been put into this situation. To think these people would have the power necessary to stand against him, even winning and leaving him in such a humiliating way. The great dog demon that had sealed him away with his father's remains was one thing. He was a powerful great demon. But these people they were not emitting anything. Yet they had the power to subdue him. It irked him to no end.
The girl with the sword spoke to him in a very unproper way to a demon of his standing. But not only that she was being rude. She was concerned about his poisonous moths and that any innocent would come in harms way. Menomaru was about to reply to her words when the girl has raised her sword and tried to kill him. Once again he couldn't believe it. That he would be beaten by a human! Strange humans with the power to rival demons. It was infathomable.
At least he would not have to suffer the humiliation of being displayed and made a laughing stock of. But the blade never landed the killing blow, it was knocked aside by an iron fan belonging to the girl who had used the ice magic to kill his moths.
She seemingly had other plans for him. How much humiliation would he be able to take? Still it gave him a chance to come back and devour their souls later. And did he hunger for their souls.
Villain? She refered to him as a villain? He was no villain. He was not a hero either. He was a conqueror and future ruler of this world. That was his destiny. The girl spoke to him as if they were in some story but she did state what Menomaru thought. That they were indeed not in their home world. Perhaps these humans were not even from his world or this one. The idea troubled him as he finally seemed to ponder abit after having gotten out of the shocklike state."You will need my power indeed. More than you realize."
He said with narrowed eyes and then tossing a glance to the knight woman and the finely dressed boy she had saved."I simply desire to absorb my fathers power. Don't you seek the same? Don't you desire the power of your father? No matter what little pests get in the way."
Menomaru would say, obviously hinting to the innocent people the knight had mentioned before.
The priestess, or what he thought she were had also spoken out to him. Further confirming that he was right in his previous statement of where he was. Where they all were. He could not help but feel abit of pride returning to him. Even if he were a prisoner now.
How long would her magic keep him immobilized. He remembered something that he had on his person. The sacred jewel shard. He had previously discarded it as nothing that he had any need of. But as things were going he might had to resort to something like that.
He didn't know what were more humiliating, Relying on a thing like that or be their prisoner. Either he would expand his demonic aura, taint the jewel shard and put it inside of his body to try break the seal holding him captive. Or he would bide his time and wait for a more opportune moment. Right now they were on high alert and they were outnumbering him. He had to for now hold back the urge to devour them where they stood and wait until he was alone with one of them.
Menomaru knew there were others in the city fighting. So he might be able to find a suitable servant or at least an ally.
That fourth person had drawn the attention of two of the girls. The girl who had flung that powerful orb towards him and the girl with the flaming sword.Wait what? One of them was courting Syd? What in the world was going on?
Alberich felt annoyed. He was interfering with his plans. The girl in red was talking to someone else though. Did she have an ally nearby? Mages? He could hear the girl moving closer as she spoke to someone who was not present. Some form of distance communication no doubt. But it gave Alberich a better estimate at how close she was. Realizing now that the levitating guy was actually aiding in his plan by keeping two of them busy. His annoyance turned into evil joy.
Listening to her coming closer and closer before he finally lunged out with his arm outstretched, the acid spraying from it towards where he thought her face was. He aimed abit too high. The girl was really short. The acid had caused her hat to get burnt away though.
Alberich quickly got up on his feet with a bloodied smirk on his lips, his legs spread to the sides as he took a hunched down sort of stance trying to stay on his feet. The girl's face had survived the spray of acid but it was mainly meant to be a distraction, a last effort to seal one of them in an amethyst.
He gasped abit in surprise, as he saw just how angry the little girl was over just losing her hat and how her hammer was transforming as his own arms spread wide to launch his own attack, his hair blowing upwards as he gathered his energy. Before unleashing the Amethyst sealed attack again. Sending those jagged shards the size of a forearm, towards the redclad girl who was now right in his line of fire.
But she was quick. Alberich knew that. And being hit by that hammer would hurt alot. Even moreso now with it's changed appearance. It could possibly cut down a couple of the shards he would send her way, but her weapon wasn't a shield. She would surely not be able to reach him and be sealed midway through it. He didn't have his flaming sword now, but it didn't matter. He had not been able to hold unto it against her powerful weapon. His last chance was in this attack. He had to seal her quickly before the others would have noticed what was going on and sprung into action.
Then he could play on their goodnatured spirit to get what he wanted. Have them swear allegiance to him in return for freeing the redclad girl. They were surely the types to always keep a promise. And he was the type to always exploit other peoples weaknesses. Victory by any means necessary. No matter how cheap the tactic would be.
Alberich was heavily outnumbered but if he could just get this attack to seal her away then he could win the battle by bargaining with the rest."Aha? Emilio Michaelov, of the army's psychiccer squad. Heh. Do you know of me big sister?"
Emilio's eyes assumed a sleepy narrowed eye look to them as he floated midair watching the various people around after having spoken to Tenshi."I don't have any order to capture neither of you. So what to do?"
He lifted his right arm in a shrug-like motion and the palm of his gloved hand facing the sky above. His attention went from Tenshi to Tohka. "Why are you close to crying? I cannot bear to watch it. Shidou huh?"
Emilio hovered calmly midair. "I am looking for someone too. A girl. Patricia. Let us go look together shall we sister?"
While waiting for her reply he threw a glance to Vita who was approaching the seemingly knocked out guy."Mages? So you are human. I see, I see."
His ghostly violet eyes followed Vita with interest."Red... is such a beautiful color."
His facial expression looked pleased but as soon as he saw her hat and overall design of clothing his eyes twitched."My head... hurts.. where have I seen this... hat... braid...skirt..."
Emilio grabbed unto his head with both his hands.
He snaps out of his thoughts as he sees a spray of acid coming directly towards Vita. The guy on the ground had shot it from one of his bracers and was now trying some attack against the girl who reminded him of Wendy.
A girl whom had acted as a big sister to him 2 years ago. But after his brainwashing by Wong had been made to forget about.
A sense of uncertainty washed over him. Uncertain how to handle this odd feeling. There was someone important who looked like that. If he only could remember. Some part of him was screaming out to attack the man who attacked her but another was telling him to ignore the feeling alltogether. He decided to look away to Tenshi and Tohka.