He gazed at me, as I also gazed at him in slight panic. I tried my best to ignore his powerful gaze, and what effects it had on my virgin heart, and listened to his words.

He then smiled as he reached the final countdown. Though I was mesmerized, as always, I managed to accept the thing within my head with him.

”Yes. ”

I choose yes. ”

He said it out loud, and I thought to myself. What else was I supposed to do, I had no idea we had to say it out loud!!

Luckily, either way was fine, because right after we accepted, both of us were blinded by a bright white light, that seemed to overshadowed every other light of the world.

I am impressed… I did not scream out loud.

Or overreact, like the drama queen I was.

*** Narrative ***

Like the same experience he went through back then, from the previous lifetime, white light engulfed the entire room and swallowed every other color and concept that was known to them.

Even sight, hearing, taste, any other senses, feelings, emotions, or even just words and thoughts themselves. They were all nullified.

As both beings entered a state similar to Nirvana for a brief instant. A state of extreme peace and tranquility. Of Absolute Silence.

And by the time that everything returned to normal, Damien found himself standing within a rocky area. It had a terrifying steep slope, and rivers of lava everywhere.

The place he was at, was quite strange.

The rocks were red, and the sky a bit dull. It also gave off a gloomy experience to anyone who kept staring for more than a second.

As if intentionally trying to bring out the darkness within the person, and hidden thoughts of whoever was staring it. Making them gloomy as well.

”Big brother… where, where are we? ” The young woman besides him, Juliette Silver, held on to his arm, as she meekly inquired in a whisper.

Her casual thoughts and safety brought by the feeling of being around him, were extinguished immediately. Hence she felt the need to be closer to him than ever.

”Beats me. ”

Damien responded as such. The Primordial Source tested everyone differently. And the places they were sent to, were also nonexistent Realms.

They did not exist, for after this trial, they would cease to exist conceptually and metaphysically. They were simply meant to be a testing ground, and nothing else.

This is the same place as before. And I would fight a Demon, Id Im right. Basically, it would be at the same level as him, and would only be allowed a single ability or trait from its race.

But its physical stats would not match his. They would be the same as the lowest level of a demon, the stats of a demonic critter at most, and a bit higher, if he was unlucky.

But it was still stronger than ordinary second generational humans, so it was still a monster. But to him, the peak even amongst third generational humans, he could easily kill it.

What he was worried about was Juliette, as well as her up-coming trial. What kind of trial would someone as talented as her face?

After all, she was the future ”Sage of Beginnings ”, the very same being that brought an end to an Era, and a beginning to another Era, by herself.

A terrifying genius that had mastered four Principle Laws. Four. While even terrifyingly talented monsters like Damien only had two at his peak.

That was an abstract concept even above gods. Yet she had four of them. And let alone the fact that she began an Era, an entire Age. A defining feature of the Plot of Existence!!!

She also traversed higher leveled Realms such as Heaven, Hell, the Underworld, and even Unfathomable Realms such as the Abyss, Purgatory and many more.

Fought back armies of demons. Pushed back an invasion of Heaven. Suppressed entire legions of undeads. And many more feats. She was a figure at the level of The peak powerhouses.

Damien was really impressed by this lass. It was unfortunate that she went through the trial alone back then, and when she resurfaced, she was a changed person.

As well as the fact that she avoided him like a plague. So there was not much he knew about the Sage of Beginnings back then.

Many what she went through during the trials, changed her. Or something else entirely. He was truly sure. But…

Nothing was stopping him now.

He was going to make sure that she was protected. And remains as pure and simple as she was. And not the terrifying Sage of Beginnings.

He could still remember that day even now. It will forever haunt him like a plague.

Far into the future, or the now irrelevant timeline, the young 17 year old Damien looked up at the terrifying cold beauty. The was no smile or joy on her face at seeing him.

There was basically no reaction at all.

”Juliette… ” Damien of the future looked up and spoke. He only uttered that one word, with a complicated expression.

Not much emotion on his face. Just confusion, and thoughtfulness.

”… ”

The cold beauty floating above him did not say anything. She only waved her hand, and the soroundimg mountains were imploded into catastrophic flames.

They eradicated from the surface of the world, and disintegrated into ashes by her flames. Such power was beyond godly, if not blatantly godly.

”… ”

Damien of that time did not say anything. He was not phased one bit. His gaze still stated on her. More confused and thoughtful.

He only repeated the Sam word, ”Juliette… ”, and this time, the god-like beauty responded. Her tone cold, and distant. Emotionless being an understatement to describe it.

”If you do not leave… that, would be you. ” She only said those words, and they were enough for Damien of that time. He looked down at his feet, and slowly nodded to himself.

Damien of the current timeline chuckled. It was the same chuckle the future him did right after he heard those words. A chuckle full of bitterness.

He would change her. That, was a promise made unto himself. One he would keep.

As for her role? She could still achieve it, and he will make sure of that. In fact, he will make sure she achieves even more than that!!

Maybe to become something as grand as the future Seven Supremes, that each embodied the Seven Systems of the world, which were at the level of The Primordial Source!!!

”Lets see what you got for us, big guy. ” He spoke out lightly, as a daring smile appeared on his face. His eyes staring straight right before himself and Juliette.

”… ”

Juliette was not aware of what was going on, or what thoughts her daredevil sweetheart had, but she knew that trouble was coming. Thus she prepared herself.

She still had no idea what was actually going on here though. But she chose to place absolute trust in Damien. Her idol and her superhero.

Though she might not know, she was going to find out soon enough. No. She was about to find out instantly!!!


From a river of lava not far away from the duo, a small explosion occurred. It kicked up a splash of orange-red lava up to two to three meters into the sky.

Then from the lava, an egg-like object flew out.

It was three meters tall, and one and a half meters wide. It was also formed from the lava of the river, making it seem vivacious.

”What… what is that? ” Juliette held on tightly to Damien, almost sinking her fingers into his flesh. Damien did not respond at first, and just kept up his daring smile.

Moments later, he opened his mouth. But Juliette would come to dislike the words he was about to say.

”If Im correct, the rumored devil. ” He said. It was not a devil though, but a demon. They were different. Yet he did not even seem bothered, but Juliette was.

”… ”

She stared at her idol, her big brother, in stupor. A lot of words written all over her face, questions to be precise, yet none making its way out of her mouth.

She just opened, and closed her delicate mouth with no words coming out. She was adorable to look at. Especially her blank gaze.

Meanwhile, the egg-like lava membrane suddenly bloomed like a flower. It was beautiful. The scenery made even the frightened Juliette to stare in amazement.

Yet for only an instant.

For what came out of that membrane, was the most hideous being she had ever laid her eyes upon. It was unbelievably, and absolutely… ugly.

Purely hideous!!


It had a two and a half meter tall body, with a humanoid physique. Yet that was where any human-like traits ended.

It had disoriented arms. The one on the right being large and bulky, even larger than its waist in thickness. The veins on that hand, made it seem like it was about to burst.

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