𝘕𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯, 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘐 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘺𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘢 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘥𝘰𝘮'𝘴 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨, I Asmodeus thought while walking towards the castle with Astaroth.
We walked towards the castle of the kingdom. The castle was located in the middle of the kingdom. It was a large and tall castle. It was a vast and resplendent castle. When we were already near the castle, we noticed that there were two men standing in the gatehouse of the castle, guarding.
"Astaroth, let's go," I said.
"Yes, my liege," Astaroth said nd smiled.
Astaroth and I removed our disguises, we returned to our original form. Then we walked towards the gatehouse of the castle. The two guards saw us and one asked us.
"You two, what are you doing here?" He asked.
"Hmm, nothing really, we just want to greet the king," Astaroth said and smiled.
"What is your business with the king?" One of them asked while pointing his weapon to Astaroth.
Astaroth made a fist and she strengthened her grip, a sign that she was a little bit angry. Astaroth was about to kill the two men. I went to her and calmly said.
"Astaroth, you may kill them but I want less or no blood to be shed,"
"Yes, my liege,"
After Astaroth happily said that, she smiled and stared at the two men. While I Asmodeus just stood behind her, waiting for her to finish. Astaroth let her aura out, the two men were terrified, jut by seeing her aura. Astaroth raised her right arm forward and said in a calm tone.
The two men suddenly dropped their weapons and the two men suddenly collapsed on the ground. Their eyes became all white, their hearts stopped beating, they were dead but not a single drop of blood came out.
Then we went inside the castle, some guards tried to stop us, but they were all taken out or killed by Astaroth by using one of her magic skills, the Soul Eater.
*the room where the king and his men are*
Suddenly, one of the king's men entered the room. The soldier looked tired and there were a few stains in his clothes. The general, who was beside the king was angered.
"What are you doing!? What are you doing suddenly entering the room without permission!?" The general shouted at the man who entered the room.
The man kneeled and said, "Forgive me, sir, it's an emergency! Two intruders have entered the castle, one man and one girl, the intruders killed some of our men,"
"What!? Two intruders!? Yet you can't even handle them!" The general angrily said to the man.
"Calm down general, these two might be powerful enough to handle a few trained men," Greyisha said, the god of fortune, he was sitting beside the king.
"U-um, sir? There's more to the report, one of them said that he was a god," the man said.
"What? Does he say that he is a god? It's true that I sensed an aura that is like a god, but it belonged to the girl, but I sensed nothing but a weak aura to the man, hah! He says that he is a god! What an insult to the gods," Greyisha pridely said.
"What an insult indeed! What punishment shall we give to that man?" the king said.
"hmm, we should have him hanged, hahaha," Greyisha said.
Suddenly the doors of the room opened and it creates a loud banging sound. Everyone was surprised by what happened including the king, Greyisha, and the general. Then a little girl entered the room first, it was Astaroth the second one who entered, the man who was behind Astaroth was Asmodeus. Everyone was still shocked by what happened.
"My liege, shall I kill them all?" Astaroth asked Asmodeus.
"No, just stand back, let me handle this," Asmodeus said.
"As you wish, my liege," Astaroth said.
Astaroth stood back, and Asmodeus moved forward. Greyisha was terrified and shocked to see Asmodeus. Greyisha without thinking immediately stood up and kneeled. The king looked at what Greyisha did and was confused.
𝘞-𝘩𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘺𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘢!? 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘦!? 𝘞𝘩𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨!?, The king said in his mind.
The king stood up angrily and looked at the two intruders. He was still confused by Greyisha's actions. He looked at the general and also to his and the general's men.
"Why are you all just standing!? Kill them! Kill the intruders! Protect me, your king, the ones who will kill them will have a reward!" The king yelled.
"You heard your king! Kill them and protect the king!" The general said.
Then five of his men charged forward and bravely stabbed Asmodeus with their swords. When the blood came out, the five men pulled their sword. They were happy but still terrified. Then they looked at Astaroth.
"Hahaha, you are the only one left," the general said happily.
Astaroth did nothing, she was still standing still. The king smiled and he looked again at Greyisha but he was still kneeling and trembling. Then the king looked back at the intruders. He was confused about how could that man can still stand after being stabbed five times. The five men and some other men slowly started approaching Astaroth.
"Are you sure that guys killed me already?" Asmodeus said.
The men were shocked, the king and the general were also shocked. Asmodeus' wounds started healing swiftly, and the blood that came out started evaporating, it turned into black smoke. The king's men started to move back, they were terrified, including the king and the general.
"Y-You! JUST WHO ARE YOU!" the king shouted.
"My apologies, I haven't introduced myself yet, I am Asmodeus, the god of death," Asmodeus said.
After Asmodeus said those words, he let out his hidden aura. His aura filled the room, it was big and dark. The king's men were so terrified that they lost their consciousness, except for the king himself, the general, and Greyisha. The general and the king looked at their men, they were unconscious.
"Y-You, what did you just do to my men!?" the general yelled.
"I did nothing, I just let my aura out, and don't worry," Asmodeus explained.
"I will kill you!" the general said.
The general pulled out his sword which was in his side and aimed at Asmodeus. But when he looked at where Asmodeus was, he suddenly disappeared. Then, the general suddenly started to become dizzy, his surroundings were spinning. The general was falling to the ground.
𝘞-𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨? 𝘞𝘩𝘺 𝘢𝘮 𝘐 𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨? the general said in his mind.
Before the general knew it, Asmodeus was already beside him. He was too fast for them to see, and the general's head was already been disembodied. The general's head was already been cut off from his body.
The king was terrified by what happened. The king was trembling because of his fear. The king didn't know what to do. He still wants to live, but he thinks Asmodeus will also kill him. Asmodeus was standing in front of the king, without hesitation, the king began to talk.
"W-what do you want? Money? Slaves? J-just name what you want and I'll give it to you," The king said.
"What I want? I want your head, your life," Asmodeus said.
"A-anything but that, please I still want to live, let me live, " the king begged.
"You will die whether you like it or not, because of your greediness, you will suffer the consequences of your sins, and your punishment is death, and also Greyisha, the major gods and I, will decide for your punishment, " Asmodeus said.
"Y-yes, Asmodeus," Greyisha said.
Asmodeus walked closer to the king. The king walked back, then he lost his lower body's strength because of fear.
"Now then, how shall I kill you," Asmodeus said as he summons his sword.
"P-please, s-spare my life, I don't want to die yet, p-please, I beg you!" The king begged.
When Asmodeus was close enough to the king, Asmodeus began strangling the king and he aimed his sword at the chest of the king. When he was about to thrust the sword into the king's chest, they heard a scream saying, stop. Asmodeus, Astaroth, and the king were surprised. Asmodeus stopped himself in thrusting or stabbing the king with his sword, and he turned around, Astaroth also turned around to see who it is. It was a pretty young lady with long light chestnut brown hair and dressed in a long white dress.
"A-Alice," the king said.
It was the princess, the daughter of the king. Astaroth walked a few steps towards Asmodeus. Then she called Asmodeus, and Asmodeus turned to Astaroth.
"Please don't kill my father, he's all I have left, please don't kill him even if he has done bad things, please," Alice begged.
𝘖𝘩, 𝘴𝘰 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨'𝘴 𝘥𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘳, 𝘴𝘩𝘦'𝘴 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘺, Asmodeus thought while looking at the princess.
"My liege, shall I kill this lady?" Astaroth asked.
Princess Alice was shocked, and so as the king. Asmodeus then looked back at Astaroth. But before Asmodeus could talk to Astaroth, the king begged Asmodeus.
"Please don't kill my daughter, but please don't also kill me," The king begged.
"Please don't kill my father, take my life instead, kill me, just please not my father," Princess Alice cried.
Asmodeus thought for a while, after then he came up with an answer, he stopped strangling the king and said, "since I'm not that bad, I will not take your life anymore, I will give you a chance to change, but I will take your daughter as a hostage, if I don't see any changes in this kingdom after a year, then I will kill your daughter, if I see some changes, then I will give back your daughter,"
The king kneeled and happily said, "thank you very much, I will make sure to change myself and to make some changes in my kingdom".
"Then Astaroth, instead of killing that girl, we'll bring her with us, and also Greyisha, you better be ready for some punishment," Asmodeus said.
"Yes, Asmodeus," Greyisha said.
"Yes, my liege," Astaroth said.
"Then, let's go back to our home," Asmodeus said.
Asmodeus and Astaroth brought Greyisha and Princess Alice in going back to their home, the place where the gods are, in Ishthrat. When Asmodeus and the others were already outside, the king's men began to regain their consciousness. After an hour, Asmodeus, Astaroth, the princess, and Greyisha already arrived at Ishtrat.