“Blind? Only partially.” Deniv shot back, irritation growing. “I do not know who you are, or why you seem to believe it is your right to ‘end suffering’ by taking life, but it is not something I can allow. You’ve killed my bokoblins, the demons under my…
The demon’s mouth opened wide, displaying rows of jagged, sharp teeth. A frightening sound erupted from him. It took a moment for Vahn to realize that he was laughing. So he found Terra’s response amusing?
“Human, you are dying already, wilting away. Demons, humans, they are all the same. They struggle, endure the agony of their life, and in turn, wreak havoc upon the world. But I am here to help. I am here to free you of that pain, to save the world and give you a greater purpose.”
Gi blinked. What greater purpose was he talking about? Although her limbs felt weighted down in her distress, she battled with herself to keep a level head. Now wasn’t the time to let fear get the best of her. She took a deep breath and stood straight.
“W-what…..what greater purpose are you talking about?” Gi managed to force out, her voice still shaky.
“Why, giving me power of course, to perform my deed of saving you, saving the world.”
Deniv snorted at this, rolling his good eye. “And this is the danger living for a very long time presents.” Deniv spoke, mostly to the humans on his back. “While some retain their sanity, there are others who do not, or cannot.” He tensed his legs again, and began stepping away from the confrontation, still staring at Malum.
“Hold on.” He said, bounding forward, keeping Malum in view for now. When they were a safer distance away he stopped and looked back. How many demons had gone that way? Although the most recent one at least had the decency to stay in the desert. He let out a weary sigh before bounding up the mountain, seemingly to wilt a bit.
“I will have to check on the demons on the mountain, to make sure there are no more causalities. Girls, I do not know whether your people will believe you or not, but they have to be warned about Malum. I’m sure, since it is a demon running amock, they will act quickly.” He turned his torso slightly, so he could see them. “Focus on the risk to their people and not the fact that Malum seems to be striking at only demons and bokoblins at this point. But once he is finished gorging himself on my people, I imagine yours will be next. Since he seems to be under the assumption that he is ‘freeing’ people of their ‘suffering’.” He spat out the last sentence, turning forward and finally reaching the summit and his manor.
He knelt down, lowering himself to the ground so the three could dismount.