”This world is very fascinating. Full of life but… Living is either too hard or too easy. Such is the world of the fittest. And only the strongest being can move on… ” A man of unknown age was looking at the magnificent palace in front of him.
Since the beginning…
The Flink Kingdom was one of the demons strongest capitals. If a war between humans and demons ever occurs in another kingdom, that demons kingdom will be helped by the Flink Kingdom. The outcome would always become their victory. And for proof, the Flink soldiers brought home their awards for helping that demons kingdom.
Ten men, three women, were presently caught alive by them. They were human soldiers. All their actions, limbs and even their mouths were sealed tightly so that none of them could flee.
”Watch them! Their meat will be feasted on by our royal family tonight! ” Ordered a demon captain to his underlings.
”Aye, sir! ”
His underlings drag their food into a dark building. Inside, a stone ladder seems to show the way to the underground cell. The emergence of hot air increases with their steps.
The underground cell was built above the lava. Every demon loves high temperatures which was the reason they live around the volcanic regions.
”Come on, you weaklings! ” Growled a male demon.
His cruel eyes sharpen at their delicious blood veins. He was going to salivate if he stared at them too long. Not just him, every demon who saw them silently swallowed their saliva. Even just the dry blood sticking to their armours make the demons excited.
”Can we eat them? ”
Some demon children who were playing around the cell come close and ask the adult demons. Saliva was dripping from their open mouth with a small pair of fangs.
”Royal feast tonight might get you some of their bones. Just wait for it. ” One adult demon replied.
Their cruel expression was nowhere to be seen after looking at the children. The eyes were soft and gentle. The children shout happily while the humans were horrified.
They couldn speak because their mouths were covered with some kind of black metal plate with purple ring-like eel symbols on it. Same for their arms and legs that were connected by heavy chains.
After they were forced to enter a cell, the chain, as well as the plate on their mouth, disappeared. All of them immediately huddled together while staring at the demons warily.
The demons laugh and then leave the cell with the children. Those humans would be impossible to escape with demons around.
Hot temperatures in the prison cause the humans to sweat profusely. Some even try to fan themselves but get hotter instead. Some even slumped their backs to the wall made of natural stone. Strangely, it was cold on it, so distinct from the temperature of their surroundings.
Is this demons mercy? Seems unlikely…
A young man walked back and forth in the cell. The others were tired after a long journey. Adding the fear, anxiety and hunger, these sensations lower their struggle and energy against the will to free themselves.
They never heard anyone escape after getting caught by the demons. So, some have given up.
The young man looked at them and let out a frustrated sigh.
”Damn it! Is this how I am supposed to die? No, I can think negatively! I need to find a way to get out of here and save us all! ” He thought while gritting his teeth.
He was the youngest soldier among them with short dirty blond hair. Height about 1.88 meters tall with a sturdy body.
”If I die here, I can take my revenge on him. Ill kill him with my own hands for killing my parents! ”
He has a hidden grudge against someone. His blue eyes sharpen at the path towards the outside.
Meanwhile, in a luxurious room, a young male demon was immersed reading his book. The appearance of pale white and cold black eyes makes him look very stunning. But his wild black hair carries an aura of violence.
He did not bother to cut the front fluff since it makes him look unfriendly and enables him to hide his emotion. Height of 1.74 meters, even with the fit body he still looks small among the demons.
A jug of red liquid with flowing red petals inside was placed on a table near him. He sipped it from a goblet. A moment later, a noise from outside disturb him. He gently put the goblet down and looked towards the outside.
Palace guards with soldiers roam the hall in a rush. With his extraordinary hearing, he could hear the conversation among them.
”Quickly find the humans before they disturb the royal family! ”
”Shit, I should have killed them! ”
”Howd they get away?! ”
Guess they let their prisoners break free.
The young demon thought and then relaxed back into his seat.
”At least I won see their gross parts tonight… ” He let out a sigh of relief.
His dark eyes dimmed while reminiscing about the last group of humans they brought home before. They died in front of him, killed by his royal father mercilessly and then eaten by his people. As for him, he was not fond of human flesh. He knew better what his physical and mental were like.
As he turns away from the window, a pair of blue eyes glare at him from outside. Later, a loud noise was heard from the room.
”This sound… It comes from Prince Zelikers! ”
Silvert Rekter, one of the Flink generals, hurriedly appeared outside his prince room. He barged in but only saw fragments of window glasses scattered around the floor. Uneasiness makes way to his heart. He instantly ordered the guards to locate their prince at once.
Somewhere outside the palace…
”Finally, we meet again, Zeliker Asterostes. ”
The same young man from the human captive clamped the demon princes neck. He had fled into a nearby forest after wounding the demon prince.
How did he do it? He found a paralysed baton in a torture cell after he escapes. When Zeliker was startled by the broken glasses, he had hit him with the baton.
He did not question why it was so easy. As long as he captures this hateful demon prince, he forgets to investigate it.
Presently, he shoved Zeliker to a red glowing oak tree. His other hand had thrust a short blade into Zelikers left chest. If Zeliker was human, he would have died by now. But, only blood oozes from the wound.
Choked and pained, Zeliker was not pleased. Adding more was that his feet did not even reach the ground. The human in front of him was taller than him. Seems not fair. His dignity once more was damaged. He also does not understand why this human wants to capture him.
Can he just escape without coming to him?
Behind the short fluff, a cold gaze was directed at the human.
”Who are you? Knowing my name and appearance means we have seen each other before. ” His hoarse voice sounded.
”It seems you have forgotten me. Let me remind you once again. I. Am. Gizelis. Auntom! ” Gizelis gritted his teeth.
”Gizelis…? ” Zeliker frowned before his eyes flicker.
The name restores his memory. This was one of the humans who he was waiting for all these years. Those who promise to kill him.
Ten years ago, like other humans, Gizelis had vowed to kill him after Zeliker wounded him and sent him away through a dimensional portal. Zeliker did not expect a small child was now the big human in front of him. His wait finally came to an end.
”Haha, the little slave has grown up. Good, good. Thought you have died, eaten by the wild beast. ” Zeliker smirked.
Gizelis would not know how happy Zeliker was after seeing him again. Outside, he looks like he was ridiculing Gizelis but he wants Gizelis to be mad. If Gizelis became angrier with him, it would be much faster for him to leave the world.
In a word, he wants to die. Dying seems better than living. He has given up on life. Nothing interests him more than death.
His words manage to enrage Gizelis. Gizelis short blade moves to cut Zelikers shoulder. More blood spurts from the cut but Zeliker was still smirking at him with a pair of fangs seen on his lips.
”You can kill me that easily, slave. ” He taunted.
Eyes shrinking, he pulled the short blade from Zelikers shoulder and slashed Zelikers neck making a furious bleed out from it but not entirely cutting Zeliker head off. He wants to enjoy torturing Zeliker slowly.
Killing a prince was a bad idea but that was what his heart wanted. He wants to take vengeance for his family that was killed by Nekruis on Zeliker. Let Nekruis know how much he had suffered for these ten years.
He let Zeliker fall to the ground and stab his chest again. Zeliker spits blood out of his mouth from the stab. Gizelis did not stop. He moves the blade to his stomach while looking at Zeliker with anger.
And yet, Zelikers face does not show any pain. He got annoyed with Zelikers bored eyes. Because of that, he stabs Zelikers left eye. And still, Zeliker looks steady.
”Why didn you scream, you piece of shit?! ” Gizelis was frustrated.
Zeliker laughs mockingly while coughing more blood from his mouth.
”Youve got to be kidding… Abusing me like this wouldn hurt me at all. ” Zeliker lied.
He can feel an enormous pain all over his body and he does not know which part hurt more; his body, his throat, or his injured eye. A demon can take whatever pain and still stand on the ground. That explains how powerful they were in human eyes.
Mostly royal demons lack weaknesses but Zeliker was an exception to it. His emotion was his top weakness among all and all his life, hes been trying to control it, only to fail again and again.
”Damn you! No wonder you have no feeling for those youve killed! ” Gizelis feels exasperated.
What a wrong accusation. I have feelings too!
Zeliker disagreed about Gizeliss view of him. But he won let Gizelis know his true thought about it.
Gizelis plucked his blades and moved to Zelikers throat where the heart of the demon was located. However, he ceased his actions because Zelikers eyes watched it excitedly and did not bother to stop him. The tip of the blade ceased above the throat.
”Why didn you stop me? ”
Gizelis finally feels odd to find Zeliker not once making a move to fight him or stop him. Now that he thinks about it, such an electrical baton couldn have paralyzed Zeliker this much.
Its been more than half an hour. Zeliker should have been cured by now. Don all royal demons all have powerful bodies?
As for Zeliker, his eyes turn dejected.
Why did he stop? Its almost there!
He screamed inwardly. Then, he spoke to answer Gizelis.