Eric said "because none of you will go outside alive"
cave master smirk and said "you, alone. hmm. look here, and count.
Eric said "1,2..5,6..9. now what?
cave master "you're pissing me off. I'll kill you with my hand."
Eric said, "wait before we start." Eric went to Alma, held her hand and said "el, remember one thing. this world is cruel. only the strong can survive in this world, and for becoming strong you have to become cruel too. now watch me how I use those technics that I teach you. watch me carefully. "
Alma said "yes"
Eric thinking (If this were my old world I would never kill anyone in front of the kids. But in this world you have to learn these things as soon as possible.)
Eric start moving towards cave master and his man, taking out two daggers from the space ring saying "let's have some fun"
Eric runs toward them dodging their attacks by doing jumps and flips. cutting their throat, legs, hand without using his attributes. and one by one he killed everyman of cave master brutely without showing mercy. cave master looking him with a fearful face. at this moment cave master knows he fucked up.
cave master said "please don't kill me, don't kill me. (he is on his kneel) I will give you anything that I have. my locker has so many gold coins, you can have them just don't kill me. I beg you.
Eric said "many children must have begged to leave them, did you leave them? so why should I leave you?
cave master "I...I was just following orders. if I didn't sell them, they would have killed me"
Eric said, " don't worry, they'll join you later."
cave master "so today I'll die"
Eric said "yes"
cave master "then I have no choice" he stands up in an instance and kicks Eric. he falls. One of his daggers (deliberately) dropped in the direction of Alma. Eric stands up, cave master using his fire blade to attack Eric. Eric fighting him back with one dagger. but he is losing.
cave master said " I overestimate you, you are nothing in front of me"
Roman watching them fight, thinking (how can this be possible, I can see that Eric is superior in combat compared to the cave master. but why is he losing. I don't understand what he is planning. I should help him ) Roman move a little then stop.
cave master smiling and saying "you are nothing. I will kill you." Eric got injured. cave master grabbed his throat. take off his mask.
cave master said "I am surprised to see a human child here. you look around 8 years old.
if I keep you alive, you surely will become a headache in future. now goodbye. " cave master is about to kill Eric. suddenly Alma jumps to the cave master shoulder and cuts his throat. Eric falls to the ground and the cave master die. Eric stands up. Alma runs to him and hugged him crying loudly. after few minutes Alma falls asleep.
Eric put his mask on and carry Alma on his back. Roman and Eric went to the prison cell to take the kids out. all are going back to the town.
On the way.
Roman ask "what were you doing back there? and why you signal me to not help you?"
Eric replies "I want Alma to kill the cave master. she never kills anyone before. making her kill someone will help her become strong. she won't be the same Alma as I know till now, when she wakes up she will be different Alma, who won't be afraid of killing someone.
she will have trouble sleeping a few days, but everything will be ok after that."
Roman said, "so you all planned it."
Eric said, "what about you, why did you join this gang."
Roman reply "I didn't want to join them. I didn't have a choice. I wanted to become a businessman but I didn't have money. and no one giving me a job because my father was a bandit. so I decided to join them to fill my tummy.
Eric said "you choose kidnapping children to fill your tummy. wow, what a great idea."
Roman said "don't said it like that. I hate doing this. If I had got the slightest chance to do something, I would have left them already. But I don't have one."
Eric and Roman reach the city, take the kids to the hotel, hotel manager and hotel staff were sitting at the round table with sad faces. thinking what to do next. they locked the hotel door, Eric knocks on the door.
The hotel manager said, "we are closed sir and all the rooms are already book."
Eric said "manager I am back"
The hotel manager recognizes the voice stood and open the door. he sees him carrying a girl. he was happy that nothing happened to them he said "come in "
Eric said "there are some other guests too"
The hotel manager sees so many children with Eric and said "these children..... "
when the hotel manager sees the children he understands the situation. he called his staff and tell them to take care of the children's.
Eric went to his room and put Alma on the bed.
then went down. Roman standing at the door looking outside. suddenly he hears Eric voice "
Try to serve these kids as best you can, and give that man a room too. don't worry about the money, I'll pay for them"
hotel manager "you don't have to tell sir. we will give our best to them. we know they have gone through a bad time."
Roman said "you don't have to do this, I'll be going soon"
Eric said "didn't I said you are not allowed to go until I say. so stay here.
Roman said "ok"
after taking care of the children hotel manager ask about blood knight.
Eric tells them that he kills them. The hotel manager panic. Eric said "don't worry about the future I'll take care of it"
Eric hear the voice "Eric "
Eric look behind, he sees Alma he said "el, you should sleep now, go into the room. "
Alma said "I... I ...."
Eric understand what Alma want to say
Eric said to hotel manager "we will talk about it tomorrow" he went to Alma and take her to the room"
Eric understands the situation in which Alma is. if she was an adult, she wouldn't have this much of a problem,
It is not easy to kill someone for the first time, especially for the pure-hearted. Eric has gone through this situation. and he knows what she needs the most in this situation.
Eric takes off his mask and hug her and said "it's ok, you did a good job, if you wouldn't have done that I would have gone already, thank you, Alma. thank you so much."
She feels slight relief, he lays her on the bed, and helps her to take a nap. she is holding Eric's hand and trying to sleep.
(The situation in which we are now is not simple. The hotal manager said that blood knight is a big criminal organization. which work in all four regions. if it is true, then they will come after me. Before they do anything, I should take my steps first.)
Eric said with an evil smile "Tomorrow will be the beginning of the end of Blood Knight."