Suddenly, La Shiec launched bolts of lightning from his staff.
None of them were able to avoid the attack. Not Alisa nor Tyrone, nor even the agile Myau, nor even Lutz who was capable of moving like the wind. They all were struck by the lighting, and collapsed to the floor.
“That was only a small taste,” said La Shiec, stepping one foot forward.
This is the guy who I’ve been searching for. The vengeance for my brother. Alisa, surprised at her own presence of mind, turned toward La Shiec and faced him. La Shiec was a man with eyes as cold as ice.
“To be honest, I didn’t think there was any human being capable of making it here. And still, even accompanied by strong friends, a girl of only fifteen years of age being this strong…I would expect no less from Nero’s little sister.”
“Nero…..” replied Alisa softly. “Tell me….. why did you kill my brother!?”
“He was in my way, plain and simple. He was afraid of serving our Dark Lord — ‘Chaos’. How foolish.”
“What do you mean, ‘foolish!?’ This ‘Chaos’ monster is coming to our world to destroy it! Who wouldn’t be afraid!”
“Ridiculous. ‘Chaos’ shall rule everything in this universe; one could not ask for anything more wonderful than that,” responded La Shiec. “—Alisa, come and join me. Become my ally. If you do, then everything that’s happened up till now will be forgiven.”
“And if I say no?”
“Then you die.”
La Shiec spoke his words sharply, in a tone that sounded far more menacing than any mere threat.
But, nothing happened. There was no explosion. Using his Frad Mantle, Lutz deflected the attack. Indeed, this mantle was special: it was the memento passed down to him from his master Tajim; it had tremendous power sealed within.
“No! What stupid trickery!”
“No, you’re the stupid one! What kind of maniac launches missiles indoors?!” Alisa rushed in on a surprised La Shiec. She pierced her sword right through his body.
“That’s strange. How could La Shiec be so stupidly easy to beat?”
“Hahaha, of course, Alisa would figure it out. I am Lord La Shiec’s shadow commander! As if the real Lord La Shiec would be defeated by the likes of you fools! Nngahh—!”
Alisa’s sword sliced the head in half.
The group left the hall and proceeded through the opposite corridor.