CCM 090 – Yo, How Could that Be Convincing


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[…Oh..?]

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Something’s happening and I have to check my astral projection.

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It’s becoming dimmer.

It lacks the same brilliance compared from the time I started the fight with Jack Iregg earlier.

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I am starting to lose my consciousness too. I don’t know how to explain it, but for some reason, I can feel my consciousness starting to get dragged back to another dimension, away from this specialized subspace region.

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[Time’s probably up…]

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But I really want to explore this place further.

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The Saviors of Arceus, the organization terrorizing the most in this kingdom, is actually hiding beneath and deep inside the royal palace’s walls.

That in itself is critical information, but it would be beneficial for us for me to learn more about this place as detailed as possible.

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[But… Guess it can’t be helped..]

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Seems like I should be just satisfied in obtaining a knowledge not even the whole kingdom was able to crack.

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[Arios… You damn monster…]

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I heard Jack speak just as I was about to check him out but — that was the exact moment my consciousness was cut.

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[…Oh.]

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By the time I wake up, I find myself in a rather familiar place.

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It’s the headmaster’s room. Inside Euphias Ald’s mansion.

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[Arios!!]

[Waaaa!! WAAAA!!!!!]

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Yeah, everything is the same as I remember except this time, I was suddenly into my childhood friend’s embrace, Reimira Li Arceus.

Though it wasn’t the first time, the danger levels of this closeness always get into my head.

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[O-oi! W-what’s wrong…?!]

[I’m so dead worried! You just suddenly lost consciousness and dropped like your strings were cut off for who knows what reason…!]

[Dropped like my strings were cut off…?]

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I see.

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Since my consciousness left my body to the castle, my body seemed suddenly empty.

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But Jack’s physical body appears to have some awareness and consciousness when I jumped to the castle. So maybe it’s all because this is my first time that I was not able to do so? Better get myself used to it. Not really sure though.

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[Oh yeah, I’m alright. No worries.]

[B-but…]

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The princess stares at me with her teary upturned eyes and… Damn, so cute.

Keep your sense, my self. You have better things to say.

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[Haaa. That girl, seriously…]

[Mou….~]

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Kaya seems to have already given up on Rei and Em can’t help but just be disappointed on the sidelines bitterly watching things happen.

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[Oh wow. It’s so nice to be so popular, isn’t it? Arios-sama!!]

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And that weird remark just had to be from my own ancient weapon, Viin.

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[Popular guys really have it different! The coolest in Arceus ever!]

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Annoying.

I am so annoyed at this weapon and its one and two combo. I let my hand do it’s wonders and give its big round head a chop enough to regret its actions.

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[!!!!! — Please forgive me – Next time, I shall not allow myself to get carried away!]

[Well, forget it, I am not that really angry. Anyway, how was Jack’s astral projection when I lost consciousness? I didn’t see it on the other side.]

[Jack’s astral projection was wiped out immediately. Right at the exact moment when Arios-sama’s consciousness jumped and transferred.]

[You…]

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This thing seems fond of fooling around but it’s really a high spec weapon in all regards.

It was able to grasp the fact that my consciousness travelled and not was just suddenly gone.

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Perhaps ancient weapons are familiar with the principles behind astral projection.

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[Haaa. That’s comforting to say the least.]

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Jack was able to provide separate consciousness to both of his astral and physical body. However, he isn’t capable of maintaining it while fighting against me.

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[His consciousness transferred…? Arios, what the..?]

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Rei asks for clarification after my exchange with Viin. Ofcourse while I’m still in her embrace.

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[I just fought with Jack Iregg earlier. My consciousness, to be exact.]

[With just your consciousness!?]

[Have you now reached the level where you can beat people without using swords or magic!?]

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Oh, everyone, you all, calm down.

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How should I explain it to them?

Err, it’s kinda hard…

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[Uhm, to put it in simpler terms, I used my skill Principle Destroyer and moved my consciousness to where Jack Iregg’s real body is located.]

[…………….]

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Hearing my words, they begin to look at each other.

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[Did anyone understand what he just said..?] (Arturo)

[Uhhhh, nope. Not even a bit.] (Kaya)

[He already forsaken his humanity, huh…] (Yuya)

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Oi, you all just want to run your mouths, don’t you.

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It was just a miraculous chance that I was able to jump towards the royal palace.

I didn’t even know what to expect when I activated my ability.

How am I supposed to explain that in detail then?

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[Eerr- ehem.]

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I fake a cough hoping to return the conversation back to the previous topic.

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[Seriously, it’s not really the time to fool around. I was able to beat Jack safely but… There’s a rather big surprise I got before we fought.]

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And so I told everyone how was SoA’s based is actually hidden inside the Arceus’ kingdom’s royal palace.

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The large number of girls who’s encapsulated in the very large room that are probably like Em who are homunculi.

I also explained to them the agenda of SoA saving this kingdom based on the name they’ve taken from themselves.

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I tell them everything I have seen and heard without hiding anything. Everyone in this place is someone I can fully trust after all.

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[I see… In the royal palace, huh…]

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And the one who’s obviously shocked about the fact, is the princess of this kingdom, Reimira.

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[Leafa-Onii-sama… how could you…!]

[They’re really despicable…!!]

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Em is just completely indignant hearing about SoA’s production of the homunculi.

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Ofcourse she will be.

What’s more, though it’s still unknown, SoA must have created Em and the other girls for a purpose to ‘save’ this kingdom.

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[It appears to be a bigger problem than I expected…]

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Rei, hearing Kaya’s downcasted reaction, returns some words to cheer her up.

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[It will be fine. The truth sure is darker than we anticipated but… We have Arios.]

[Fufu, that’s true.]

[It really brings you a great sense of security, right?]

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Oi, How could you be convinced with just that.

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—Haaa, nevertheless, this isn’t a place where we can talk in our leisure.

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And so we pack up and start to move out from the estate of Euphias Ald.


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