12 Heart To Heart Talk And Decision
"Wake up Ben, it's already morning and it's not a good habit sleeping in", saying that his mother tried waking him up but hearing no response, she opened the door only to witness a horrifying scene of Ben lying on the floor unconscious and a few dried blood spots.
A scream which was loud enough to be heard all through the street akin to a siren was heard. Hearing that scream, Joseph rushed to his son's room only to find it disturbing. Though even he was scared, he immediately calmed down and first checked the condition of Ben and when he found no particular danger, he turned toward Shizuka and tried calming her down. Once that was done, he picked up their son and rushed to the nearby hospital immediately and got a doctor to check up on him. When they heard that there was nothing g dangerous happening to their son and he was just sleeping, only then did their raging hearts calm down. Ben woke only when it around the noon and couldn't actually figure out where he was and after asking Draig about what happened did he come to know about the events happened during this morning. Knowing the present precarious position he was in, he dared not show that he was awake to his parents and instead he conversed mentally with Draig about how to escape this situation.
LATER WHEN THEY ASK YOU ABOUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO BLUFF YOUR WAY AROUND?
"So, what you are saying is that I have to come honest with my parents?"
IT'S BETTER THAN ALWAYS TRYING TO FIND EXCUSES. AND YOU SHOULD NOT ALWAYS MULL OVER SUCH INSIGNIFICANT MATTERS. YOU ARE THE CARRIER OF THIS GENERATION'S RED DRAGON EMPEROR. SO WHETHER YOU ACCEPT OR NOT YOU ARE DESTINED TO WALK THE PATH OF AN EMPEROR. ALSO REMEMBER ONE THING, 'A DRAGON ALWAYS ATTRACTS TROUBLE EVEN IF YOU DON'T ACTIVELY EEK ONE'. ANYWAY I THINK THAT IF YOU COME CLEAN WITH THEM, YOU WILL ALSO COME TO KNOW ABOUT SOMETHINGS WHICH WILL SHOCK YOU TO THE CORE
After talking to Draig, Ben, fell into a momentary silence and started contemplating the matter seriously. After mulling over the thought for a while, there shone a decisive light in his eyes.
"Though I am going to be placing them in a dangerous position by telling them that I am one of the possessor of the Thirteen Longinus, I will protect them with all my strength. I am not going to be a wuss and face them like a responsible person should".
Thus deciding he opened his eyes to let them know that he is awake and then after finishing few checkups, they returned home.
"Mom, Dad there is something that I should let you know".
Saying that he materialized the boosted gear in front of his parents. When they saw the sacred gear materializing, they were first shocked then it was replaced by worry on their faces.
"Son, do you know what that is?" asked his father.
"Yes, this is the ultimate form of the Red Dragon Emperor known as the Boosted Gear, one of the Thirteen Longinus's present in the current world and I am this generation's Red Dragon Emperor. While I was fiddling with that, I was injured due to a small accident".
His father exhaled loudly and told his mother to get alcohol to bring. After making sure that his mother left the hall, his father started talking about something which literally shocked him to the core.
"Well since you have come clean with me I will also tell you my secret…. no not that, tell you are family secret. You see you know that our family is Christian believers since generations right? We are not just christian believers, since my grandfather's time our family has been exorcists in church in various positions. Your grandfather used to be a high level exorcist in church but because of having the lack of talent I am limited to the mid tier exorcist in the church. We report to the Vatican and I also know about the boosted current secret gear system. There are many children who the Vatican has taken into custody of sacred gears including longinus. So, you don't have to freak about knowing that your parents would be in danger since you are in contact with the supernatural world. I myself have hunted low low level devils and fallen Angels in the town for long time and I also know that Akeno is a fallen angel half breed. Since they don't have any malicious intent to this town and also knowing that she is your friend also due to not having any orders from the Vatican of not killing her father we are not making a move against her father and her. I think if her father sees me he will know that I am a church exorcist".
"Are you the only one who is the exorcist in our family or is mother also one of them".
"No. it's your father who is an exorcist not me. I am just an ordinary housewife who is living peacefully".
This time the answer was not from his father it was from his mother who was coming out of the kitchen holding a wine bottle and glasses.
"But you told me that you both were working as clerks in a public service office!"
"That was just a cover up for church exorcists in the human world. Actually I am an undercover exorcist waiting for orders and your mother is a normal ordinary human being. Now the problem where it arises is how to deal with you. According to the logic of Church any or every sacred gear users whom Church comes into contact is to be sent under their care, especially longinus users. I was going to wait until a certain age to tell you the secret but now I don't have a choice. I will give you two options right now. One I will report to the Vatican and send you there. There they will tell you how to control and used sacred gear accordingly and you will also become a part of the church. Two is to keep quiet about the situation and you're not getting involved with the supernatural world until you reach an age where you are capable of protecting yourself understood young man?"
Hearing that Ben fell into contemplation of whether going under the care of Church or keeping quiet and lay low until Rias and Sona come to the surface. First of all he chose being devil because even though he had the choice of going to the heaven's side, due to the adaptability of the devil power and the convenience of being a devil without any worries of falling when becoming an angel. But now he is pushed into a situation where he is decided to make a choice.
HAHAHAHAHA. I TOLD YOU THAT YOU BEEN IN FOR A SURPRISE IF YOU COME CLEAN WITH YOUR PARENTS. SEE DID YOU GET SURPRISED? NOW WHAT WOULD YOU DO BOY? I KNOW YOU CHOOSE TO BECOME YOURSELF A DEVIL BUT IF YOU DON'T JOIN CHURCH RIGHT NOW YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO GROW IN STRENGTH IF. BUT IF YOU DO JOIN THE CHURCH YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO BECOME A DEVIL AND YOU WILL PROBABLY BE A HOLY SWORD WIELDER AND HAVE TO EXORCISE DEVILS AND FALLEN ANGELS. WHAT WILL YOU CHOOSE?
"You knew about my parents being Church servants?"
OF COURSE WHENEVER YOU ARE NEAR THEM THEY REEK OF HOLY POWER. IT'S EASY TO GET THEIR IDENTITY THAT THEY BELONG TO CHURCH. IT'S JUST THAT YOU WANTED TO BE A DEVIL SO I DIDN'T TELL YOU AND THERE IS ANOTHER REASON I DIDN'T TELL YOU, I FOUND IT INTERESTING I WANTED TO SEE HOW YOU WILL GET OUT OF THIS SITUATION.
"You not read you can be mean sometimes".
Now Ben was put into a tough situation where he had to make a choice. Him choosing Devil power over Holy power does not mean that he doesn't like Holy power. But it's just that it doesn't have that much of adaptability as much Devil power has. That's why he chose to become a devil. But now where the choice was to lie low or growth in strength, he would obviously choose strength because an Emperor must go through all the struggles and pain or else he is not one. He knew this. That's why he braced himself and gave his decision to his parents.
"I will go to the Vatican".