Everyone Else Is A Returnee - Chapter 205
Everyone Else is a Returnee - Chapter 205: If You See Me - 6
The thought-soul that newly registered on Yu IlHan's collection was a very noisy one.
[How could you kill me without differentiating whether I was an ally or enemy! Huh!?]
’’And you had any thoughts on becoming friendly with anyone?’’
[I was going to kill them all.]
Well, of course. There was no way the naturally occurring higher existence born on Earth, where everything was born with resentment towards Yu IlHan was going to be friendly. Yu IlHan confronted the pitiful thought-soul that couldn't lie, and spoke with a sigh.
’’Done differentiation, you're an enemy.’’
[How can you only check after you kill!]
’’You always start off by killing before anything in war. And my life has always been a war.’’
[IlHan is so cool.....}
[Cool!? That's COOL!?]
The thought-soul sounded very enraged. Well, it was nothing surprising since it died before it could do anything even though it was born as a higher existence.
However, Yu IlHan did not regret his actions at all. To be exact, he was sure that his will wouldn't have wavered no matter how the situation developed out.
She was an enemy. The reason he could have a luxury talk with her right now was only because he had killed her and made her into a thought-soul, and if she was at all alive, then there would be no room for any conversation.
[Coward, how are you so well off after killing me with a surprise attack!]
’’Hahaha, a loser dog is barking.’’
Yu IlHan also had the trait of a non-social person that became arrogant once be was sure of his complete superiority.
[Eeek, what do you mean a loser dog. There was no chance to fight at all!]
’’I said life is a war. Why didn't you prepare the moment you were born? Well, you still wouldn't have seen through my concealment.’’
[IlHan, you're being scary.....]
While Yu IlHan was thinking of ways to extort information from this noisy girl, the thought-souls rants continued on.
[But cowardly is still cowardly! Just as I was about to take a breath after being born, a weird beam screws up my body, and after I barely endured that, a giant castle falls on me! There's a reason why this world is trying to kill you!]
’’Mastering Death Collector is quite annoying. I collect weird thought-souls like these without my permission.’’
Yu IlHan quietly levitated the flying fortress and muttered. Of course, he said that but it wasn't like she was a useless thought-soul. Not only was it a big plus that he had gained a thought-soul of a 5th class that had intelligence, if he used her well, when she was born from the records of the Earth, it was possible for him to gain information on what he couldn't even come in contact with until now.
[Khhhhh, it's so frustrating dammit!] (Orochi)
’’It's alright, Orochi. You're doing your best.’’
If it was any other ordinary thought-soul, he would have borrowed Orochi's power to interrogate, but she was of the 5th class - not someone Orochi could currently do something about. What was left was a peaceful negotiation, but the problem was whether this soul fragment that was just smashed by him would be cooperative or not.
From her words, she sounded like a little child that had no experience despite having a lot of knowledge, perhaps due to being just born.
[Anyway, free me! I still have my body, and my soul is here too!]
’’I'm sorry but your soul has already passed onto somewhere I do not know. You are only a fragment of the original.’’
Oh? Would she go into self-retrospective now? The matters of life and death and the soul was always a difficult matter for any being. For her to accept that when she was just a newborn, the weight would be too much on her.
[IlHan, what are you doing to a newborn?]
’’Well, she's an enemy.’’
[Oh, yeah. I forgot since you acted so freely with her.]
Yu IlHan had completely levitated the flying fortress and checked the barrier while waiting for her reply, and the thought-soul that was silent after realization of her own identity finally spoke after a little time.
[Then it's the same as me being born again thanks to you, isn't it?]
Never did he think she would accept that so optimistically!
[You are quite amazing! Well, yeah. At the time I was born, I was only thinking about killing all the humans on Earth, but now my thought-process is quite free! So that's it, it's because I was born anew!]
’’Well, yeah. I'm quite amazing.’’
’’Yes. I didn't die. I was born!’’
The shift in the thought-soul's thought process was surprisingly fast. Even Yu IlHan wouldn't be so optimistic as her.
However, it was not a bad thing to accept reality and think positively about it. Whether it was for her, or for Yu IlHan, it would make her advance forward.
And as expected, once she left the negative thoughts, she went on to expand her thoughts.
[But this is still too stuffy for me. I don't like this feeling of being trapped in unknown darkness. Give me a body like that snake.]
[Groaaaaar, I'm not a snake. I'm Yamata no Orochi.]
[The body my soul was in is still intact right? If it's you you can transfer me back over!]
’’I'm sorry but it's not that simple.’’
Yu IlHan spoke in a really unfortunate tone and took out her corpse. Perforated with a Blaze-imbued laser beam, and being smashed by the flying fortress, that 'body' made one wonder if it can even be considered a body anymore.
While the thought-soul was at a loss in front of the unfortunate reality, Liera spoke after looking at the state of the corpse.
[Perhaps it would look like this if an ogre ate a human and vomited it back out.]
The thought-soul burst out crying. This was a real cry and not one to make Yu IlHan hesitate like before!
[It turned into paste, my pretty body! Although it's not my body but still! Uwaaaaaaan!]
Yu IlHan glared at Liera as if he was innocent, despite him being the one that made the body like this, and calmly spoke to the thought-soul that was crying noisily in his head.
’’However, I can give you a different body.’’
[......A different body?]
The moment she heard that voice, her voice floated up as if the crying never happened. Success - Yu IlHan smiled after he was sure of that.
’’You should know that everything in the world is a give-and-take process, right?’’
[But you killed me! No, well, a soul that shared consciousness with me!]
’’Then stay like that if you don't want to. I'll come back for a 2nd round after making Orochi grow. I'll say this now, but the conditions then wouldn't be as good as it is now.’’
There was no need for Yu IlHan to provoke any further. Her intelligence was very clear, enough for her to judge that the situation was too disadvantageous for her to drag things out.
Adding on top of that, the fact that she was considering the higher existence that just died and herself as different beings, finally, she obediently replied to Yu IlHan.
[I, can't help it....... and so? What is this condition?]
’’It's very simple. You only need to become a subordinate under my rule. It's the best method for the two of us to be able to trust each other.’’
[Aha, like that snake......?]
[I'm not a snake!]
Shouted Orochi. Yu IlHan giggled with the two fighting as BGM. Although it was a pity that he couldn't acquire a 5th class magic stone from her body, it looked like this was a jackpot in its own way.
[???????? has become your subordinate.]
[Uugh, this feels unpleasant. I can feel a connection with another being.]
’’Hold it. It's not only you that feels unpleasant.’’
Although she was only a thought-soul, she was still a part of a higher existence. It was an enormous matter to make her submit under his rule.
It would have been difficult even if he had mastered the Rule skill, but as the abilities of a Deathgod supported him, and she was being cooperative as well, he safely succeeded. And naturally, his skill level rose by quite a lot!
[The skill, Rule, has become level 97. It becomes easier to accept a higher-levelled opponent under your rule, the growth speed of all beings under you accelerates, and you receive natural loyalty from all of them. You can apply a little bit of forcefulness in the activation, but only against beings overwhelmingly lower-leagued than you.]
’’Hhm. This skill is becoming frightening too. That forceful part really nags on my mind.....’’
If he could forcefully submit someone, it meant that someone overwhelmingly stronger than him could do the same to him. Yu IlHan was worried about that, but Liera replied as if that was nothing to worry about.
[It's normal stuff to make others forcefully submit even without the Rule skill, when there's a large gap in levels, no? There's no need to worry about that. What's more important is the speed you're levelling the Rule skill at.]
’’Hmmmmm, that's true, but thinking about how it could affect the opponent's mind, it feels a little.....’’
[Sheesh minor details. There are not many people who raised the Rule skill as much as you in the first place!]
The Rule skill. It was a skill with a tremendous difficulty of acquisition made for rulers, and it was even harder to raise them. However, not only did Yu IlHan acquire this skill from Heaven's Quest, he had also made quite a lot of footholds for its growth by subordinating elves and even dragons.....
Moreover, this growth accelerated as the subordinates, who were in places unknown to him, were developing rapidly. Adding a higher existence into the mix, it had reached an absurd level of 97.
[Ugh, this is uncomfortable. I can't hate master even if I wanted to! Eh? I called him master and not master but why do I keep calling him master?]
’’Please speak something I can understand.’’
It looked like the speech patterns of the subordinates were also affected. Yu IlHan became afraid of his own skill for a moment, but then thought that everything was fine since he was fine.
’’Well, it would be fine if I became stronger faster.’’
[You're quite progressive when you've just killed a higher existence in a surprise attack.]
[Master, body! Where's my body?]
The thought-soul that just finished the contract, shouted in a bright voice. Yu IlHan stopped thinking about the Rule skill completely and confronted her.
’’Before that let's give you a name. There's also something I want to ask you.’’
[Although I want a body, but I guess that's fine...... name me anything.]
’’Well, then. How about Mistic.’’
[.......Mystic, I like it! Master is quite good after all!]
In fact, he meant for the name to be a part of 'optimistic', with her being naïve and all, but she heard that as 'mystic', i.e. being mysterious. But since she liked it, Yu IlHan decided to not talk about the source of the name.
Well, everyone grew up that way. Even Yu IlHan wouldn't be standing here if the pain of the 'Bl****d Lancer' didn't exit!
Like the name, Mystic 1 asked with the endlessly positive attitude.
[So, what is it that you want to ask?]
’’The current state of the Earth. You talked about this right? That you thought that you had to kill me the moment you were born. It would be fine if that was your instinct as a monster, but after talking with you, it doesn't sound like that.’’
[I'm not a monster!]
’’That's why I'm asking, Mystic.’’
Yu IlHan's voice lowered. Perhaps this was the most important moment after the 3rd Great Cataclysm.
’’I have a lot to ask, but let me ask this first. How...... were you born as a higher existence?’’
Mystic hesitated for a moment but replied soon.
[Probably, I was part of a large pool of shared records before I was born.]
Yu IlHan momentarily couldn't understand and asked back, but Liera instantly understood her words.
[So you aren't a naturally ocurring higher existence?]
[I was born with the help of another higher existence sharing his own record. With the orders to kill you.]
At that point, Yu IlHan could understand her words.
It looked like there was a higher existences other than her on Earth right now.
- I'll just keep it Mystic