"See, Relius knows what's up" said Terumi "why don't you try taking after your own assistant?" he suggested as he smirked unpleasently.
"Hmph" Shuuichirou replied "I see some truth in what you said, Relius but that doesn't mean I don't feel bad for some of the things we've done and what effect it has had on me, I haven't seen my daughters for months now and Nine...Nine still won't talk to me, or even acknowledge I exist, she still blames me for my wife's death"
He looked off towards to Cauldron, comtemplating all the things he had sacraficed to get where he was today.
"You still gonna beat yourself up for that?" Terumi asked "It's really not the time for that, if it bothers you that much, just go see her when this is over and done with but right now you're just becomming a liability here"
Shuuichirou glared at him but then sighed "Fine, I apologise, let's get back to work"
"Good timing" said Terumi "we've finally got enough souls"
"Then it is time, time to refine the sword, the godslayer, Kusanagi, it is time for us to gain the power of the Azure Grimoire!" said Shuuichirou the power lust pratically gleaming in his eyes.
Terumi laughed unpleasently "hahahaha, now you're talking!"
"Relius, do it, the path to the boundary is within the cauldron, we shall finally see the other side of this gate..." Shuuichirou ordered.
Relius nodded before pressing controls on the panel in front of him, the gate beneath the cauldron begun to open, a void of emptiness was what they saw, as though the space where the cauldron had been had been erased from existance.
"This is it!" Shuuichirou said breathlessly "I see it, the boundary!"
"Time to reap the rewards...." said Terumi.
However, their moment of triumph was shattered, the void was filling with something, a black mist of sorts. Alarms started to blare and red lights started to flash, a danger sign that something was terribly wrong....
"Wha-" Shuuichirou said, his head darting around, seemingly confused at how things could be going wrong.
"the hell?!" Terumi demanded of no one in particular "what is this shit?!"
Even Relius, a man who rarely lost his composure, looked surprised by what was happening.
"This mist.....what is this?!" he demanded.
All three men could do nothing but watch as the mist spew from the boundary, the cauldron and emmersed the room a low rumbling noise started to build, getting louder and louder.
"Terumi!" Shuuichirou shouted "what have you done!?" he accused, the sudden event convincing him his paranoias of Terumi's betrayl were true.
"Not a damn thing!" Terumi shouted back, sounding just as angry "I have not idea what this is....some sort of phenomena....ARGH!" Terumi suddenly screamed as his very body appeared to phase out of existance momentarily, as though the mist had some sort of side effect on him.
"Terumi?" Shuuichirou said uncertainly, not sure what to make of what was happening to him. Terumi fell to his knees as his body continue to fade in and out of existance.
The next thing they heard was an ear splitting roar, then, within the black mist two luminous red eyes could be seen. Whatever had just entered the room, it was alive.
"What.....what is this? a....monster?" Relius Clover asked to himself, he was the closet, for he had been elevated above the other two right above the cauldron, the eyes turned to Relius, who stared back entranced.
"ABORT!" Shuuichirou screamed "RELIUS, ABORT THE EXPERIMENT NOW!"
Relius did not move, could it be he had frozen from fear? Or accepted the fate he was about to face?
"RELIUS!" Shuuichirou screamed again but that was the last he saw of Relius Clover, the eyes emerged from the mist, revealing the true form. A huge, monstorous beast with sharp red fangs and many other smaller heads, a black beast. It launched foward towads Relius, engulfing him into the midst, Relius gave a scream of agony before he was gone. Shuuichirou could only watch, he looked around, Terumi was gone too.....
It was only him and the beast yet, it looked down, havin spotted Shuuichirou and approached, leering at him. Shuuichirou could only stare back, paralyzed by not only fear but guilt aswell.
"What have I done....." he said to himself, a tear running down his eye, he took one final breath of air before the mist consumed him aswell. Shuuichirou's world went black.....
[Tazuka Nospheratu] - [Claudandus Riverbound] - [Valkenhayn Hellsing]
Tazuka turned to Rachel as she approached, he smiled at her.
"Nice of you to join us my rose" he said as he took her hand and gently kissed the top of it "Claudandus, a cup for my wife please"
"Certainly" Claudandus said with a bow as he poured Rachel a cup of tea, she thanked him and took a sip before placing it back down.
"Now then, you showed alot of improvement last time, so hopefully you have remembered what I taught you and we can make alot more progress" he said.
"Yes, although it may take me a small while to remind myself of what you did teach me" she said truthfully.
"not to worry, here, take up this bow" he said, holding it out to her, she took it and assumed the firing posture he had taught her.
"Good" he said approvingly as he walked over to her "however....try moving your hand up to here....." he said as he placed his hand under her arm and movd it up the bow "you will find it easier to aim if you support it from-"
Tazuka stopped mid sentance, an overwhealming sense of dread had just overcome him, his cheery self disappeared and he suddenly looked deeply disturbed.
"Tazuka?" Rachel said, worried by his sudden change in demeanor "what is wrong?"
"Forgive me, I did not mean to worry you but I have a feeling that something dreadfull has just transpired....I'm sorry but I have to go see Clavis, infact, come with me, both of you" he said.
"At once sir" said Claudandus and he and Rachel followed Tazuka as he headed back towards the mansion.
Inside the mansion Valkenhayn conversed with Clavis.
"She is fine and happy sir" he replied "she is very understanding of your duties, I am positive she bears no ill feelings towards you what so ever and....Clavis what is wrong, you look deeply disturbed...."
Sure enough Clavis' expression had darkened, he had felt the same wave of dread that Tazuka had felt, that somewhere, something awful had happened....
The young woman had reached her destination, the house of her good friends Nine and Caelica, no doubt that Trinity would be here aswell. She looked foward to seeing them again.
She rapped her knuckles on the door before calling out:
"Nine! It's me, Eleanor, you gonna let me in?" she called cheerfully.
"You're right, I sense it too, something's not right...." he replied "can't quite place it but I hope it's nothing..."
He grinned as his brother suggested a sparring match.
"Sure, can't see why not..." he said as he got to his feet, he walked away from Tomonori before turning back towards him and drawing his katana.
"Let's see if you're any better than last time..." he said.
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