“Arnos . ”
Sasha called my name .
I slowly got up, activated my demon eyes and looked at the magic formation only to find it still unfinished .
“Don’t tell me you couldn’t finish it in time?”
“That’s wrong . It will be completed by you . ”
Sasha raises her hands and invokes magic . The moonlight that was pouring into the room scatters off into countless rays of light and fills in the missing pieces of the formation .
A huge completed nature magic circle fills the room .
I immediately started analysing the formation .
An accomplished mage in this age might need a whole day to decipher the hundreds of thousands of magic characters but I saw it all the moment I looked at it .
This is easy, however…… .
“Kuku, kukukuku, kuhahahaha!! I see . Indeed I see it, Sasha . You never intended to win right from the beginning . ”
Sasha smiled at my words .
“I know your power . Even with such a game, I would never have won no matter how good I was, however, I refuse to lose to fate . ”
I see . She doesn’t want to lose to fate .
“As you guessed, my purpose is to have you use this great magic . ”
“You planned well . You have to activate this magic to win and if I lost you’d order me to activate it anyway . ”
Since I’m under I have to cast it . No matter who wins or loses the magic will still be cast which is what Sasha wants .
Of course with my power it’s not like I couldn’t get out of it but……… . that would be inelegant and tasteless .
“All right . In honour of your wisdom and courage, I’ll accept the victory . ”
I hold my hand out to the circle, synchronise with the magic wavelength of Sasha and activate the formation .
“This is the first time I’ve seen this magic . What is it?”
“Origin Tuning . It’s a magic that I developed . ”
appears to be a magic that tampers with the wavelength of magic power .
It’s not a superficial synchronisation like I just did . It changes the actual origin and makes you like another person .
Flame Prison Annihilation Cannon is a high level magic that Sasha could barely cast so this circle would be beyond her power levels so that’s why she needed me to cast it .
The target of is Sasha herself .
“Your resolution . You’ve fully shown it to me . ”
I activate .
Sasha body begins to shine while blue particles dance about like fireflies .
The light gets stronger and stronger and the whole room is dyed blue before returning to its normal colour .
“… . . is it over……?”
“Aah, it’s my win . Do you understand?”
Sasha nods .
“You can’t lie . I’m going to use Though Domain . ”
conveys the thoughts of the person inside its effect .
It can be prevented by using anti-magic but with me as her partner it’s impossible .
“I don’t mind . ”
I look at Misha who nods as if to say no problem .
“Misha . ”
At the centre of the huge room the Necron sisters face each other while moonlight is pouring down creating a fantastical scene .
“You’ll disappear in a short while . ”
Misha nods .
“What’s it like?”
Misha answers as indifferently as always .
“It’s not scary . ”
“I see . ”
Sasha stares straight at her younger sister .
“You want to know the truth?”
“…… . Nn……”
“That’s good . Because this is the end I’ll answer . ”
Sasha takes a deep breath
If you are conscious of your thoughts will be transmitted through the magic .
[This is the end . ]
[You never existed since the beginning . ]
[You are only returning to the original form . Me . ]
[An existence similar to me, always by my side but never an eyesore . ]
[If I think about it, it was good . ]
[As a child I couldn’t control my ……… . ]
[Only you were by me . Only you looked in my eyes . Only you smiled at me . ]
[Because you helped me practise I ended up being able to control my eyes and stop hurting people . ]
[I could go out and laugh with other mazoku . ]
[But for you who doesn’t exist, you were only a servant who followed . You were always alone . ]
[For 15 years I’ve lived happily enough and that’s enough . It’s fine already so I give my remaining life to you . ]
[You said it was destiny but I will not acknowledge it . ]
[Our soul and body is divided in 2 . ]
[I’m the original but I always thought there should be a way to change it so I researched magic all this time . ]
[Separation Fusion Reincarnation . What distinguishes you from me is our magic wavelength so I created Origin Tuning . ]
[I changed the origin of my power to match yours so won’t know who’s the original . ]
[It was impossible for me but thanks to Arnos I succeeded . ]
[Another magic, Subject Alternation will make you the original . ]
[I can do it . ]
[ is the last piece to use . Please be aware that you are you . ]
[Reject me, reject Sasha Necron . ]
[Everything I’ve done has been in preparation for this day . ]
[Everything was to make you hate me . ]
[You’ll be okay . ]
[Here at the end I need to tell you that I’m sorry I didn’t tell you the truth Misha . ]
[Since I’m disappearing I don’t have to worry about paying the price of lying while under . ]
“Nee, doll-san . ”
[Nee, Misha . ]
“I’ve hated you so much all this time . ”
[I’ve always loved you so much . ]
Sasha betrays the contract but I destroyed right at that moment .
“Have a nice day . ”
[Goodbye Misha . I love you so much my younger sister . ]
Sasha hugs her younger sister . She doesn’t seem to have realised but she’s smiling .
[Are you smiling as well? I can’t see your face . ]
[I will change it . You dying . Such a fate . I’ll break it . ]
“…… . Subject Alternation …… . ”
[Stay healthy Misha . Bye-bye . ] (1)
The moment Sasha casts the magic both of them are engulfed in a dazzling light .
The light begins to settle and the shadow of 2 people begins to appear .
After another 20 seconds, the light disappears completely .
The figures of 2 people who haven’t changed are still there .
With a surprised expression, Sasha stares at the face of her younger sister .
“…… . . Such a……”
[I’ve prepared all this time . ]
[I worked everything out so nothing would go wrong . ]
[However…… . ]
The thoughts of her heart flowed out . She spills words filled with despair .
“……Why…… . . ?”
Sasha’s magic failed .
She was ready to burst into tears at any moment .
“What kind of magic?”
Even if Misha asks Sasha just makes a sad face .
After staring at her older sister for a while Misha says
“Sasha is bad at lying . ”
It’s an indifferent tone but kind at the same time .
“I didn’t know why you were lying . ”
Nothing but good will comes from Misha’s eyes while she looks at her older sister .
“But I like the clumsy Sasha . ”
Sasha bites her lip and strongly holds back her tears but a few drops begin to fall .
Misha must reject Sasha or else won’t take effect .
Sasha plan was certainly perfect but she made one miscalculation . Misha loved her older sister more than she thought and her love was not affected by Sasha’s acting .
It’s sad . Sasha entire plan to save Misha had failed .
“… . . Idiot……”
A voice that sounded like it was being squeezed out resounded .
“… . . You idiot……you……that much… . . that much……I… . I did so many terrible things…… . !”
Sasha appeals to Misha
“I said some awful things…… . I hurt you…… . why?………why……?”
Sasha knees buckled under her despair and she buried her face into Misha’s chest .
“… . Please… . . Misha…… . . hate me . Please reject me…… . ”
Sasha entreats Misha with tears spilling down her face .
“Otherwise I can’t help you . I’ll disappear in your place . ”
Misha places her hand on Sasha’s head gently rubs it .
“There there . ”
Placing her other hand on Sash’s shoulders Misha says .
“Don’t mind it . I am the one who never existed from the beginning . ”
“That’s not true! Misha is here! I want to protect you! I love you . You are important . You’re my sister . I’ll destroy your fate!”
Sasha clings to Misha tightly .
“… . Please……don’t disappear…… . don’t leave me…… . ”
Misha smiles a troubled smile .
“I’m not disappearing . I’m joining with Sasha . I’ll always be with you . ”
Time is almost up .
Misha’s time as Misha was almost up but she looked satisfied while patting the crying Sasha .
“I was able to reconcile . ”
Misha looks back at me
“Arnos’ help . ”
“I’m glad . ”
Misha nods .
“Do you have any other requests?”
Misha shakes her head .
“I have no more regrets . ”
Looking me straight in the eyes she continues .
“I thought we could never reconcile but in my life, two miracles have happened . ”
“What are you saying?”
Misha tilts her head at me .
“The real miracle happens now . ”
Holding up my hand I cast Demon King Army .
(1) Misha hasn’t spoken at all yet . This is all Sasha .