Never Die Extra - Chapter 494
True peace (4)
That moment, Evan crushed the core of the Devil with a familiar move, and the world came to a pause. Because so much energy was contained in it, that part of the world felt like an endless void. Everyone was forced to remain silent. In the face of the disappearance of the Devil sealed in the world for a long time…everyone had no choice but to pay attention. To the final moments of the Devil, that had burst with Evan’s grasp.
Silence covered the Eternal Glacier. They were quietly thrilled and ecstatic by such an incredible ‘Level Up’ upon the death of the Devil.
‘Wow, I’m at a higher level, too. I guess I can still level up…’
Just as Evan enjoyed it with a light smile, suddenly there was a voice behind him talking. It was Evan’s followers.
“But that’s not it…”
“It’s not some slime…”
“Edit this part later. It’s the climax of the Scripture, so pay close attention.”
Evan didn’t care about the local broadcasting. It was just that the energy of the Devil was completely lost…indeed, after confirming that the existence of the Devil had disappeared without a single grain remaining, reality sank in.
“The Devil is…”
Belois, who had completed slaughtering not only the Devil but also all the monsters liberated on the land of the Eternal Glacier, could no longer bear it and flew into his arms.
“You’ve been patient, Lua. Good job.”
“Huhu, Master…huhuhu, I missed you…”
“I missed you, too. So much…”
Evan, who was sitting down, skillfully took Belois into his arms. Belois burst into tears and buried her face in his chest. It was dazzling to see them thinking about each other. It was a beautiful enough sight and would have ended with that if it were an ordinary fate, but unfortunately, there were many people in the world that couldn’t accept it.
“That’s not fair! Me too!”
“Get out of the way, cowardly traitors! Evan is mine for the time being!”
“I’m sorry, but I can’t give way either.”
“Well, what, I was in his arms a little while ago. I don’t want to claim ownership, but…!”
[This is how humans fight for men. I got a piece of good knowledge. I’ll join you!]
As the women who loved Evan came at him at once, things became a mess. Evan and Lua quickly fell under the wave. Lua freaked out and took the plunge to protect them.
“Calm down! What are you doing to the Master, who’s tired from dealing with the Devil!”
Shine, who rarely said the right words, pulled the women away from Evan. And then…
Suddenly, he burst into tears and hugged Evan.
“Do you know how much trouble I’ve had in Sherden without you? Why did you come so late!”
“Oh, Shine cowardly pushed us away for that!”
“Hey, now that we’re in this situation, let’s all come together!”
“I love you, Commander!”
Things fell back into chaos. As all the Astray members, regardless of gender, stormed Evan, others simply gazed at them.
“God…you are so loved.”
Sharay, who remained still the moment the Devil died, opened her eyes wide and looked sad as Evan was covered by many people. She wasn’t as brazen as Fayna or Cattleya, who flew from the past together. The moment she found out that this was where he was supposed to be, she thought that she, a figure from the past, wasn’t qualified to approach him.
“What are you waiting for, Sharay? Go and hug him.”
Then Redine, who approached her, spoke playfully and pushed her. Sharay stumbles away with her eyes wide.
“The way you talk…”
“Because the restrictions are completely lifted, and everything is back. But it feels really strange. You know you’re my older sister, but on the other hand, you feel like a little girl, and you’re happy.”
As she spoke, Redine now had a glimpse of the witch Arpa, herself, in the past. Feeling a little closer to her, Sharay pouted as she let go of her words.
“You know, but it doesn’t change the fact that you’re my little sister.”
“Yes, and Evan is my son.”
“That’s so mean; I didn’t expect it.”
“Whoa, I didn’t have the heart to expect…hehe, hehe.”
The two witches ended up laughing. The play of time was heartless, and a little cruel, but the two were happy to stand face to face now.
“I wish Naz was here.”
“Naz lived hard until the day she died. We’ve given birth to a lot of witches, and they’ve made preparations to help our Evan. And…”
Redine smiled low as she looked at Belois, who was in Evan’s arms and closing in on her other rivals.
“There are descendants who look very much like Naz.”
“Well, then go ahead.”
“Well, how could you do that in front of your sister?”
“If you don’t go now, I won’t let you go ever.”
That word was the final straw. Sharay clenched her teeth and ran in a straight line toward Evan.
“G-God! Me, me, too! I love you!”
“Haha, good times.”
Redine, who increased the number of members of the mess, smiled happily as her sister tried to approach Evan and mix up with the others. Redine was finally able to put down the burden that she had been carrying all her life. At that moment, she felt her strength draining from her body. Her body, which was so light, feels as heavy as a thousand rocks. No…her soul was trying to free itself from her body.
“Ah…yes, will it be limited?”
She had a hunch for herself, who had lived beyond human limits for a long time by abnormal means. As soon as the Devil died, she faced the limitations that she ignored a long time ago…the fact that she will be defeated at this time. Killing the Devil was a long-standing goal of her life, so there was no complaint about it.
Having lived for so many years, she had no lingering feelings keeping her. There shouldn’t be any. She thought there wouldn’t be…maybe that’s not something you can shake off so easily.
“I don’t like it either…”
If possible, she wanted to hug Evan’s children and then go. She didn’t think she would be relieved until she saw Eric marry a nice girl. Elizabeth would be fine, right? Evan would have already taken all the steps. She felt sorry for Miriam until the end. The childish competitions between them probably hurt her.
Could Sharay be happy with Evan? She hoped she doesn’t feel too much of her past because she deserves to be happy. Belois…maybe she was guessing. She felt sorry for burdening the kid so much. But she prepared a seat for her next to Evan.
‘So please accept the burden left by your mother-in-law.’
‘He’s…he’s a great guy, and you have Miriam anyway.’
‘You’ll do well without me.’
‘I hope you don’t feel sad.’
‘No, actually, I want you to be sad.’
‘I want you to cry a lot.’
‘But also, I hope you’ll be happy without me.’
‘I left a letter, but I wish I could say goodbye face to face.’
‘No, I wouldn’t have made it this far if I had.’
‘It must have gotten a little ugly, so this was the answer.’
‘I’m sorry for being a selfish woman until the end.’
‘I’m sorry I didn’t say goodbye properly.’
‘Still…I feel sad about this.’
‘I loved you.’
“Oh, that was close.”
When she closed her eyes while sending everything away, she heard her son’s voice from a very close place. When she opened her eyes, Evan, previously buried in the crowd, now stood before Redine. Redine, who had already become half-transparent, tried to touch her son’s cheek with a mischievous look.
“Son, you can’t force yourself to see what you don’t want to see.”
“Don’t pretend you don’t know. I prepared everything.”
Evan took something out of his arms, but Redine shook her head at it. Because she thought it was meaningless.
“Evan, it’s life expectancy. I’m facing a natural ending right now.”
“No, I’ve seen you constrain yourself with that magic, and you didn’t think I’d prepare anything? What’s natural and is not natural is something that I’m going to decide from now on.”
“There’s no such force.”
“My mother’s son is a God. Hurry up and open your mouth, hurry up.”
Overwhelmed by her son’s glaring eyes, Redine opened her lips as she was told. Evan picked up a flask of violet-glowing liquid and dropped the contents carefully on her tongue.
“We’ve had a hard time watering down the Elixir, but that’s probably enough.”
“…Son, what did I drink just now?”
“Swallow, come on.”
Right after the divine drink was passed down Redine’s throat, all her senses and magic returned to her body. Although the nature of the spell had deteriorated somewhat, only the vitality contained in it was preserved. Redine just blinked at the changes made by only a few drops of liquid.
“No, how can this be…”
“Isn’t your son great?”
Following her smiling son, Redine smiled back. However, she couldn’t stop her eyes full of tears.
“I was going to leave in a nice way, but if you do this, I’ll look pathetic.”
“I’m sure father would think a little differently. And my brother, Miriam, and Elizabeth, too.”
Belois, who approached Evan’s side, held Redine’s cold hand.
“You don’t have to hide it now. I’ll be by your side.”
“That’s my role as the first lady! Mother, I’ll do a great job!”
As Belois and Arisha competitively held Redine’s hand, Sharay stared at Redine with resentful eyes.
“If you had left like that, I would have resented you for the rest of my life.”
“Ahaha…I thought it was a long shot.”
Evan thought he knew better than anyone, but he didn’t. She just smiled vaguely, returning to life from her due death.
“When you go back, you have to be honest with father and apologize. I’m sure you’ve hurt him a lot.”
“It’s my first time hearing a sermon from my son…but I can’t argue. Yes, I will.”
“But it’s okay because you’re alive. The Devil died, and we lived. That is it.”
Evan answered with a smile around his mouth, convinced that Redine had come back to life perfectly in every way.
“Then… let’s go see Elizabeth.”