"If you want to protect someone, you need power." The woman has long ash brown hair. Her voice is calming. "If you want him to stay as your Kyo, you need me. I know how to stop the Dark God. I have all the answers that you need."
This is the same place where the Dark God tried to take away his heart from my body. But, everything is different. I can see people moving around. She points at the silver dragon flying in the sky. Kyo is riding the dragon. Though he is not smiling or laughing, I can sense that he is happy.
The woman tells me softly, "They are close friends."
The sky is turning blood red. An adult Kyo is floating in the sky. The silver dragon is standing opposite of him with a sword.
"He was betrayed in the end." Her voice is devastatingly heartbroken. "The 13th God lost because he betrayed him."
Kyo was betrayed by the silver dragon?
"Will you also betray him?"
The Dark God gazes at his harbinger's pale face. Mogrok is shaking with fear and wondering if his end is near. Iver and Deia haven't regained consciousness. The Dark God massages the space between her brows to ease up her creased forehead. Mogrok nearly screams when he sees it. His master's head is still intact after being touched by the Dark God.
"Protect her well." He looks at Mogrok sharply. "She's carrying my heart. When the right time arrives, I will take it. Until then, you must not let any harm come to her."
"B-b-but..." It's his job to protect his master.
Dark God's eyes turn cold. "If you can't protect her, I should finish both of you now."
"No, please don't." Mogrok tries to crawl closer, but the pressure pushes him back. "I don't want my master to die."
He raises his brow. This little creature is more loyal to the harbinger than him. It must be because of the spirit contract.
"It's her fate to die for me." He runs his fingers through her hair. She does this a lot to Kyo who is a part of him. Her expression relaxes a bit when he strokes her soft hair just the way she often does it to him. "Creature, do you know what will happen if she doesn't give up that heart to me?"
Mogrok has an inkling of what might happen. But, he keeps quiet. He wants his master to live even if the whole world has to pay for his selfish wish. A spirit beast will always wish well for its master.
"I will give her a little more time to live." He pokes her cheek. "That's the only kindness she can receive from me for freeing me. Tell her to cherish her little time in this world and live for herself."
The Dark God closes his eyes and falls beside her with his hand on her cheek. Mogrok looks like he will cry. There is his master and there is his god. He will always choose his master. But, God is right. It's her fate to die for him.
Mogrok's shrill voice wakes me up. The first thing that I notice is the three moons in the sky. The stars are bright and I realize that I am lying on the snow. My whole body is aching. I am sure that I was having a strange dream. What was it about? I am sure that there was a dragon in it. It must be a good omen.
"Master!" Mogrok hops into my lap. "Are you fully awake?"
"Oh, Mogrok." I look at the little him. "Where are we?"
"We are in the middle realm." Iver shakes off the snow. "We are lucky that we didn't become the food of the spirit beasts yet."
A dazed Deia is swaying like a pendulum. "Kresi, I had a weird dream. I dreamt that a dragon wants to make me his bride."
I am surprised to hear that. "Ooh! I also had a dragon dream. I don't remember much, but I am sure that it was a silver dragon."
"Kresi, mine was turquoise green." She slaps her cheek. "Why did I dream that I am going to become a dragon's bride? I don't even want to get married. All I want is to find my spirit."
"Don't worry." I laugh. "It's a good omen. Nothing bad will happen to us from now on."
"Really?" She widens her eyes with excitement. "I will definitely meet my dragon then."
She slaps her forehead. "I mean, my spirit."
Iver shakes his head. "Both of you! It's unlucky to dream about dragons. If you see dragons in your dreams, you will meet death three times within three months."
Deia gawks at him with her mouth open. "Death three times... "
"Don't say things like that." Mogrok yells at Iver, "My master will not die anytime soon."
Iver doesn't understand Mogrok. "I don't know what you are talking about. I will tell you this. Usually, those who dreamt of dragons either died or disappeared within 3 months."
"You are just trying to scare us." Deia yells in anger, "I don't believe you."
"I am only telling what I heard." Iver shrugs his shoulder. "You are the seer. You will probably see your death coming for you."
"That's superstition, Master." Mogrok continues to hop in my lap. "Dreaming about a dragon means
good things are on your way... especially, a silver dragon. Master, the silver dragon is the 12th God. If you see him, it means that you will find a lot of happiness soon."
Mogrok is talking in a strange way. I guess that he is trying to cheer me up. Deia is consoled by Mogrok's words. She leans closer to him and asks, "Mogrok, what does turquoise green dragon means?"
"That means death for sure." He turns his face away. "You are the Seer. You should be good at reading omens. You won't always see things the way they are in your visions.
They start arguing again. I check on Kyo. He hasn't woke up. His arm is turning worse. I fix his hair. His space ring is destroyed already. So, I take warm clothes out of my space ring. I slowly move his arm inside the sleeve. He opens his eyes slowly and mumbles, "Sister."
"We have reached." He looks so cute that I can't help but kiss the top of his nose. "Hungry?"
He nods drowsily. "Hungry."
"Everyone's ready for the underground city?" Iver asks us with a little excitement in his voice. "We have made it through the cursed realm without any death. It's time to eat first."
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