Book 2: Chapter 119
With a loud sound, the body of one of the believers collided heavily with the wall. They collapsed to the ground, covered in blood.
Min Ha-rin cried out in surprise.
“Did you kill him?”
“I don’t know. I don’t care.”
“Don’t do that. These people were led astray.”
“Ha. Ignorance is a sin in itself. Do you think these people are innocent?”
Min Ha-rin had no comeback for that harsh comment.
Sedi turned to her and rolled her eyes.
“You’re annoying. Get out.”
“I want to stay here.”
As she said that, Min Ha-rin looked around the room.
“I’ve known everyone here since I was a child.”
“So what? You want to see if I kill them or not?”
“…I want to convince you not to.”
“I don’t have time for that.”
“No, you do. You just have to deal with Bishop Slei first.”
Sedi frowned at that.
“Are you saying that you’re going to take on all of these people on your own while I deal with the old man?”
When Min Ha-rin nodded, she let out a cold snort.
“Your self-awareness sucks. You’re nowhere near strong enough to do something like that.”
Although Sedi said this in a blunt tone, it was the truth.
Min Ha-rin could certainly be considered strong. It wouldn’t be a problem even if she had to face dozens of opponents at the same time. But the dozens of believers in this room were all former hunters.
More importantly, Min Ha-rin didn’t seem to want to kill them or even injure them too badly. It was clear that she wanted to simply subdue them at most.
And to fight with such a mindset was no different from suicide.
“I would like to try anyway.”
Sedi turned to look at Min Ha-rin, a sneer spreading across her lips.
“Do you think that I’ll save you?”
“No. I know that you don’t care if I die or not.”
Min Ha-rin knew this to be true. Sedi wouldn’t make a move even if she was on the verge of death.
Of course, this wasn’t because of some petty reason like the childish squabbles between them.
Instead, it was simply because Sedi didn’t agree with Lukas’ approach.
Lukas’ opponents, Nodiesop, Letip, and the Demon King, were all extremely strong. None of them were easy to handle.
And frankly speaking, when the time came to finally deal with them, Min Ha-rin would not be able to help in any way. Weaklings like her were not even worth mentioning.
That was why she couldn’t understand Lukas’ reason for taking these weak humans as his disciples. Even if they had potential, it would take much too long for them to be useful.
In her opinion, the picture that Lukas was painting was far too large.
‘If this brat dies while doing what she wants, maybe Father will change his mind.’
After having this thought, Sedi smiled brightly at Min Ha-rin.
“Try your best!”
Then, she walked towards Slei without waiting for a response. Without knowing her objective, the believers reached out to stop her again.
Annoyed, Sedi swung her little fists at them, immediately putting them in a near-death state. But even after seeing this, the believers didn’t stop rushing towards her until Slei stopped them.
Immediately after she said those words, the believers stopped moving and simply stared at Sedi. Thanks to that, she was able to leisurely walk up and stand in front of Slei.
Sedi looked up at him, confusion clear in her eyes.
“I don’t understand how a being as weak as you knows about Absolutes. It shouldn’t be accessible to you.”
“Aren’t you the same? You’re not an Absolute, but you know about them. Was it that man who told you?”
“Don’t put me on the same level as you.”
Sedi growled those words in a fierce tone, the aura that began to radiate from her body causing Slei’s palms to be covered in sweat.
‘…she certainly is strong.’
She looked like a cute little girl, but she was more powerful than any human he’d ever seen.
Min Ha-rin was also standing behind her.
Against this many believers, even a veteran hunter would have to struggle, and yet, she made it look easy.
Slei didn’t know exactly where this powerful person came from, but he decided to try and avert the crisis first.
“I would like to propose something.”
“If you don’t spout any bullshit about your church or anything like that, I’ll listen to what you have to say.”
“There’s no reason for you to be so hostile to me. As long as you cooperate with me, I can help you reunite with those you lost.”
For a moment, Slei didn’t realise those insulting words were directed at him.
Of course, he knew that there was no other person in this room to whom it could be used to refer. After all, objectively speaking, he was also aware of the fact that he was quite ugly and old.
Nevertheless, he took some time to react because no one had ever dared to say such rude words to his face.
He was naturally displeased. After all, he had never felt so disrespected in all his life.
Nevertheless, the reason he laughed was because he couldn’t show that displeasure in the presence of the believers. Especially to a being with a child-like appearance.
“I must say. I hate trash like you. If this was in the past, I would have killed you the moment you opened your mouth.”
“That’s a rather radical statement…”
“But my Father is different. I’m not sure why, but he always hesitates when it comes to killing trash like you. Maybe I will be the same eventually…”
Shortly after her voice trailed off, Sedi’s figure disappeared.
Just as Slei blinked in surprise.
He felt an intense pain in his stomach. It was almost as if his abdomen had been pierced through. Unable to withstand the force of the blow, his body flew through the air before crashing into a wall.
Sedi caught the staff that Slei dropped before inspecting it.
She didn’t know what material it was made from, but it was surprisingly durable. More importantly, the length was just right. Of course, it could never compare to her soul weapon, but it would do nicely. For now, at least.
Sedi swung the staff a few times before taking a stance.
The tip of the staff was pointed towards Slei, who was slowly rising from a cloud of dust. He spat out a mouthful of blood as he stared at her with bloodshot eyes.
Then, the sound of a huge explosion came from above them.
Sedi glanced upwards.
“Ah… Forget what I just said.”
Then, a bright smile stretched across her face.
“It seems that you guys have managed to piss my Father off somehow. So I’d advise you to start praying. Pray that his anger will have subsided a little by the time he gets here.”