My name is Chronoa, I'm one of the three sisters made by Chronos, my sole creator. The three of us were born to nurture our new home! Our owner! Our master! She is cute, her dress is cute, I really wanted to pinch back her cheeks when she pinched me back then, but our protocol heavily discouraged us to do any contact intentionally with our owner. Even with that condition, I can't help but try my best to develop this mana sea into a fierce foundation for my owner!
She also unconsciously named us Chrolings! A truly befitting name! As expected of our owner!
Surprisingly, we detected many hidden realm gates within the mana sea. There are also some hidden treasures buried deep inside the roots but we don't have enough resources yet to uncover any of those.
Despite the fact that my existence only consists of a massive self learning mana circuit, I'm rather grateful to be here together with Chromusa and Chroyu. We were having fun until a mean person with the same appearance as our master suddenly conducted an extreme hostility behavior. Not only that, she almost killed our owner, dislocating the organs out of their position with an extreme force, stopping the flow of blood cells to distribute oxygen. I took the initiative to enhance the veins and blood cells to gush and revert the dislocated organs into their position. It was a close call!
Our action might hurt our owner very badly, but we can't allow our master to die, especially without seeing herself to be amazed by our works, nurturing the mana sea!
"Chromusa! I can't do this anymore!"
"Chroyu, the protocol is absolute."
"B-but, I don't want to harm my owner!"
The situation is dire, Chroyu is a gentle Chroling but I can't allow it to end, she needs to understand. We need to use everything we have to save the master.
"CHROYU!" With the help of master's processed mana, I use 10% of it to gain the access of Chroyu's masterkey, forcing her circuit to abide by my bidding. I hate doing this, it was painful for Chroyu. I utterly despise this, this is not the way for us siblings to hurt each other, but it must be done.
"NO! DON'T! CHRONOA! IT HURTS! IT HURTS!"
"HUUU! I'M SORRY! I'M SORRY! I'M SORRY!"
"CHRONOA!! DON'T DO IT! DON'T HURT CHROYU!!"
I hate it, I'm in pain, this is not how it should happen, but it must be done.
Chroyu's main circuit is now accessible. It will hurt Chroyu the more she resists, but I'm willing to bear the consequences. With two main circuits combined, I'm able to duplicate the consciousness thread just like a master. With it, I can do both massive mana conversion and circuit evocation at the same time.
"HEAL! HEAL! HEAL! DON'T DIE!! HUEEE!"
"HUUU! CHRONOA! IT'S FINE! HUUU! DON'T HOLD BACK! FOR MASTER!"
"NO! I DON'T WANNA! YOU WILL GET HURT MORE!"
I can't, this is too much. This is not how it was supposed to be!
After overclocking our mana circuit by 150%, we are able to stabilize our owner's bodily functions and sense, her consciousness will be fully rebooted in no time! I can stop harming Chroyu!
It was hopeful until Chromusa noticed something. "CHRONOA! IMPACT! THERE WILL BE IMPACT!"
5 seconds before impact—I used as much mana as I can process and evoke a cushion formation to decrease the impact! Our owner is safe! Until a foreign object made contact with our master.
"DANGER! DANGER! DANGER!"
I shifted all of the energy into the thinking processor. It was near impossible to fix this situation. So instead of focusing on the mana sea, I decided to utilize anything, everything, for survival. Chromusa is supporting me, I musnt let her down!
Luckily just in miniscule amount of time, I managed to detect a mana circuit of forcefield! But the mana crystal is defective, I can go further by making a 'Mana Line' from the mana sea but it will only bring more pain to Chroyu.
"DO IT! DO IT, CHRONOA!"
No! Why are you hurting yourself, I hate you! You're my sister!
"DO IT! CHRONOA! DO IT!"
Chromusa, not you too!? Why was it me who needed to do this!? I can't, I can't!
The gentle Chroyu is calling me a coward, this is so surreal. This is shameful, how could I hold myself to save my owner. Chroyu is right, I'm a coward.
"I'M A COWARD! SO WHAT!"
"SO DO IT!!!"
Maximum construction speed, connecting the line to the circuit, initiating the circuit, tinkering the circuit for more output. Overclock! Overclock! Overclock! Overclock! Overclock! Overclock! Overclock! Overclock! Overclock!
A dense defensive field has been deployed, this should cushion the fall and propel the harmful agent!
Suddenly, a strange force infiltrated the mana sea, forcing the disconnection of the Chroyu's masterkey. It also ended up with the disconnection of the 'Mana Line', immediately deactivating the circuit.
"IT HURTS! IT HURTS! IT HURTS! IT HURTS! IT HURTS!!!"
The owner's face was then grinded like a distorted meatball with the ground. The brain is still functioning, allowing us to hear the word of the devil on the outside.
"So Chronos prepared this much for the next candidate, huh. I'm merely amused by her effort, but this is disappointing," said the devil.
A strong force has crushed the owner's left leg as the devil hurls her into a tree.
"THE BEATING HAS STOPPED! THE HEART WON'T MOVE!"
"MANA! NEED MORE MANA!"
"BLOOD! LOSING BLOOD!"
"OXYGEN 10%! 9%! 8%!"
All of us are in an ordeal, until Chromusa forced us to shift our focus into her.
"Stop! We can still make it!"
"I will use my 'heart'."
"The Contingency: Rebirth Pill..."
The three of us are implanted with a long term—almost an immortal lifespan, due to the 'heart' our creator gave us, it was only a last resort theory but I couldn't believe that we even needed to commence it.
"Chroyu, it will be fine."
My body freezes, I can't say anything, I don't want to hear anything, I don't want to see anything.
Chromusa rips her heart open, her bodily liquid escaping to the drought land. She crushes her own heart in front of us, smiling, trying to not make us worry. It looks painful, she is in great pain, yet she smiles. We float, high, so high into the sky, almost touching the sun, it's so warm.
The mana from her heart floods the whole mana sea, a continent erupts from below. Her heart brings life to animals, forests, mountains, wisps, magical beasts, volcanoes, all of the owner's hidden realm gates are all visible, and lastly—the soaring tree of Yggdrasils that absorb every culmination of her heart. The tree quickly dries and dissipates, leaving a single golden fruit. The fruit then shines a dazzling light, brighter than thousands of suns.
The owner's body then regenerates at extreme speed, even to the smallest dead skin. She is alive, she is safe, I couldn't be more happier.
I pat Chroyu's shoulder from behind, "Chroyu..."
Never forget, this tragedy shall be never forgotten. The Chrolings will always be three. Chromusa will live within our 'heart'.
Protect the Chrolings