Ellaim returned to the resting place again after Biate died in Poskein lake.
It was because of Biate’s will.
Ellaim waited for 50 years to fulfill her will.
Because the last piece Biate left was over there.
The mana technique of the enemy that killed Biate.
If that guy hadn’t absorbed her tear, and wasn’t for Biate’s last will, Ellaim would have returned to the elemental world.
‘Although it’s displeasing and uncomfortable, this may also be fate.’
Ellaim fulfilled Biate’s will.
And on top of that, she had even wanted to help when his life was in danger.
But the guy overcame the difficulties by himself.
‘But of course, being able to overcome that danger was also because of my tear.’
The overflowing of flamdor mana technique.
Every dangerous time, Ellaim’s tear calmed down the overflowing mana.
‘But this time it’s different.’
Even before Ellaim’s tear could show it’s strength, the heat in his body and the surrounding heat got mixed and repeated exploding and overflowing.
If this situation continued a little bit more, it was obvious that his entire body would explode or tear apart and die.
‘I also thought about letting him die like this……..’
But she didn’t want the end Biate’s last wish like that.
On top of that.
‘Excluding that he’s learning on Flamdor mana technique, he’s quite a fine guy.’
The results of having looked after him until now was that he was a human worth saving.
She poured the essence of water over Roan’s head.
The best of the best.
It was the cleanest and most perfect essence of water.
The fire that was emanating from Roan’s body shook roughly.
It was resisting against Ellaim’s water.
‘Flamdor mana technique wasn’t made by a human.’
Ellaim shook her head at the rough repulsive force she felt at the tip of her hands.
Only, she couldn’t think that a mana technique so strong it was able to oppose the strength of a spirit king was made by a human.
‘It’s a disgustingly rough and strong force.’
Ellaim’s face stiffened.
‘Even Reid got eaten up by this strength.’
The deeper the achievements in the mana technique became, his temperament became more explosive and urgent.
Ellaim looked at Roan’s face.
‘My strength and the strength of my tear will calm down your flamdor mana technique.’
Just looking at the growth speed of the technique, the speed could get a bit slower.
However, the heat inside his body wouldn’t overflow as it wished or made him lose his nature.
‘On top of that, if you discover the mystery Reid and Biate realized before they died, you would be able to attain an unimaginable strength.’
Even Ellaim couldn’t imagine that strength.
Because she only controlled one force, that was the essence of water.
‘One more reason has been added to look after him.’
Ellaim bent her fingers and brought up more of the essence of water.
The fire that was emanating out of Roan’s body resisted roughly one more time.
The fire died off even more.
The fire that was caught in the blue orb got absorbed inside of ROan’s body.
Even the red features returned to the original looks.
‘Because an overwhelming amount of mana overflowed, the mana hole and the mana road became even bigger and solid.’
From misfortune to a blessing.
As she had calmed down the fire, only her tear and the essence remained now.
After Ellaim awakened the strength of the tear, she mixed it up with the essence of water.
Roan’s body was filled with the essence of water in an instant.
Just as if she covered it with a thin cloth.
‘If I do this, even if the fire essence explodes, it won’t come out of the mana hole.’
Ellaim let out a long sigh and took off her hands slowly.
Ellaim looked at that face for a moment and then pressed on Roan’s forehead with her index.
It still wasn’t time for them to meet and converse.
“I hope you don’t disappoint Biate……..”
Ellaim’s voice softly flowed.
The blue orb disappeared.
At the same time, Ellaim also disappeared.
Roan slowly fell.
Just as if he was asleep.
The soldiers of the 2nd rose troop yelled in one voice.
Because of that, in the eyes of the soldiers, it was seen as if a blue orb shone for an instant and then the fire disappeared.
“Troop commander Roan!”
The soldiers ran towards Roan with weird looks.
‘What was that just now?’
‘I feel like there was someone over there.’
As it was a really short instant, they couldn’t even see Ellaim properly.
Roan, that was lying down as a dead rat.
Everyone looked at him with nervous looks.
Roan opened his eyes abruptly and rose his upper body.
The soldiers got surprised and gulped in air.
However, they got happy at the truth that Roan was alive and yelled.
“Troop commander! Are you okay?”
“You aren’t hurt?”
Expressions filled with worry.
But even so, Roan still had an absent minded expression. His eyes had lost focus.
He was concentrating on the voice Ellaim had left in his head.
‘So that silver water drop was Ellaim’s tear.’
The moment the identity of the coldness inside his body got revealed.
‘Although the growth speed of the mana technique slowed down, it rather became stable.’
On top of all.
‘If I can awaken the mysteries…….’
He may be able to attain a strength he couldn’t even imagine.
Roan took in a deep breath.
“Can you hear my voice?”
The soldiers yelled even stronger when they saw that Roan didn’t show any reactions.
ONly then did Roan smile brightly and look at everyone’s faces.
At that moment, a smile blossomed on the worried faces of the soldiers.
“Ah! How great! What a relief!”
They let out a long sigh.
The body rose as if it was flicking and then fell forward.
The soldiers supported ROan with surprised looks.
Roan had a confused expression.
‘My body feels light.’
It wasn’t that he was full of vitality.
Roan stood up with the help of the soldiers.
“Are you really okay?”
Austin asked carefully.
Roan nodded and moved his body everywhere.
‘This feels just like I got born again.’
A feeling like he just took off a heavy armour.
Roan realized what kind of situation he was in.
‘As the mana overflowed, the wastes in my body got out, and the muscles and bones got stronger.’
He had vaguely heard that there were cases like that when the understanding of the technique deepened.
But of course, in Roan’s case it wasn’t that his understanding deepened but it was because of the overflowing.
‘Is it a blessing from a misfortune.’
Roan smiled bitterly and moved.
And fortunately, as Aaron was lying flat on the ground, he didn’t receive any injuries at Roan’s explosion.
Roan carefully shook Aaron and woke him up.
A shallow groan came out of his mouth.
He frowned and then slowly opened his eyes.
Soon, the soldiers that survived gathered around him.
“Mmm. It’s Roan.”
A weak voice.
Roan extended his two hands and received him.
Aaron smiled bitterly and raised his upper body.
The burnt plain and the black smoke.
The corpses that were scattered at the surroundings.
‘Right. We fell on the trap of the Istel bastards.’
The chasing army composed by the 6th and 7th corps quickly chased down the main army of Istel.
Only, as the war has ended in their victory, he would just pretend to chase them.
‘The rearguard army we actually faced wasn’t really that much.’
They suffered defeat and retreated consecutively.
‘I felt that something was fishy……..’
Even before that, it was the rearguard that has given a big blow to the eastern army through perfect traps, surprise attacks and ambushes.
Aaron wanted to stop the chase by then.
He rather brought up the morale and went off to the chase to annihilate them perfectly.
In the end Aaron hid his fishy feeling and could only chase his back.
‘In that situation, the 6th corps that were in front fell in an ambush………’
Aaron and the 7th corps could only charge forward to rescue them.
‘And in the end, we fell in a trap.’
Aaron clenched his fists.
‘The 6th corps commander died as soon as he fell on the trap.’
He felt bitter.
He took in a deep breath and looked at Roan.
“Roan. What happened with the other commanders that were with me?”
He had plentifully guessed what could have happened.
Roan took in a breath and then replied in a calm voice.
“They have all died.”
A low exclamation came out of Aaron’s mouth.
They covered him without any empty spaces from the fire.
The last words Gale left him rang in his head.
Aaron shook his head.
“Right. So they have all died…..”
His voice was wet.
Something hot surged on his eyes.
“I’m the only one alive. This useless piece of body got alive………”
Words as if he was rebuking himself.
Roan and the others couldn’t say anything while having their heads lowered.
Aaron let out a long sigh and started to shed hot tears.
They were tears shed by a fellow comrade.
“I lost good allies, excellent friends.”
Aaron raised his head and looked at Roan and the soldiers.
“We are gathering the corpses of the fellow soldiers. We won’t live this place until it gets perfectly gathered.”
The chase was meaningless now.
Roan and the others replied in a hot voice.
It was to gather the corpses of their comrades prudently.
As his body still wasn’t normal, he needed some rest.
The sound of a horn trumpet was heard at the side of the gorge.
Roan stopped his feet and looked towards the gorge.
At that moment, a displeased look appeared in his face.
The ones that appeared with the horn trumpet was the main army of the eastern territory.
After a while, they split to the sides and Benjamin appeared with several corps commanders.
Benjamín rode his horse and slowly approached.
Happiness, anger, and annoyance.
There were all of those emotions in his expression.
“Just what is this look?”
A reprimanding sound.
‘They fell in the trap just like I thought.’
Benjamin yelled for delight.
‘I have to ask his responsibility.’
He was planning to cut off the accumulated merits of the 7th corps.
Aaron fixed his posture and bowed deeply.
“While we were chasing the army of Istel, the 6th corps fell in the trap set up by the enem……..”
When he talked up to there.
“Stop! Are you accusing the 6th corps right now! Who did I get the commanding right to?”
At the rebuking sound, Aaron hesitated and then replied.
Aaron couldn’t reply.
‘The commander of the 6th corps didn’t listen to my order.’
The one that didn’t obey the orders was the commander of the 6th corps.
As Aaron couldn’t reply, Benjamin asked in a voice that had mockery mixed in it.
“Why can’t you speak? WHose fault is it?”
In the end, Aaron replied in a suffering voice.
He couldn’t endure it and shook his head.
Roan, that was observing at the sides, clenched his fists tightly.
He knew that he was a selfish and powerless bastard.
But he didn’t know that he would step out this obstinately.
Then, Aaron grabbed Roan’s hand.
Eyes implying that.
Roan forcefully breathed in and calmed down his emotions.
“On top of that, what’s this situation?”
Benjamin pointed at the plains.
Aaron replied in a calm voice.
“We are gathering the corpses of the comrades that died in this battle.”
“Corpse gathering? Tch!”
Benjamin frowned and clicked his tongue.
He was planning to keep pushing Aaron to a corner.
“I think I certainly laid the order to chase the enemy army and annihilate them?”
His voice lowered down coldly.
“Judge? The judging is done by me and not you. You just have to follow my orders!”
Aaron clenched his fists.
They were still at war, and the place they were standing at was a battlefield.
Not obeying to the orders meant that you were committing a sin that could lead to punishments according to the situation.
‘Come on. Come with all the excuses and bark at me.’
Benjamin opened his eyes thinly and glared at Aaron.
He waited for Aaron to talk back.
‘I will confine you immediately.’
It was a tactic to make him be able to set a certain punishment perfectly.
Benjamin smacked his lips and sent another order.
“Stop the gathering of the corpses immediately and chase the enemy army.”
Aaron looked at Benjamin fixedly.
However there were no changes in Benjamin’s thoughts.
“Tch. We can’t waste time for the ones that died stupidly.”
He looked at Aaron fixedly and continued saying.
“Are you maybe not able to follow my orders?”
A perfect threat.
But funnily, his expression and eyes was filled with a feeling for him not to follow his orders.
Aaron ground his teeth.
‘If I do that here, I also put my underlings in a bad situation.’
If it was Benjamin, he was someone that wouldn’t be enough with that.
In the end Aaron chose to bow.
“Yes. I will follow your…….”
When he talked up to there.
Roan, that was looking at the situation by the sides, took one step forward.
Fierce eyes and a cold voice.
Roan looked at Benjamin’s two eyes fixedly.
“We can’t follow that order.”
< Overflow (3) > End