26 Explanation And A Surprising Turn In Discussions
There was a lasting silence in the room for a few seconds which was filled with Sirzechs pressure. Grafiya seemed normal under the pressure maybe because of Sirzechs intentionally not pressuring her or she was able to withstand that pressure with her own power. By using this move Sirzechs wanted to see the young dragon in a tight spot but seeing Ben with his poker irked the Lucifer. What the Maou did not know is due to practising the XIANTIAN Emperor manual, the aura pressuring around Ben was being absorbed in the form of pure aura. Since it is not connected to the devil power of a devil, he didn't get the devil power. So, expecting to see the pain on Ben's face but unable to detect any difference in his expression made an involuntary frown on his face.
'He seems to be accustomed to being able to endure the pressure. It seems the training he underwent in the church did do some things for him', thought Sirzechs. But he didn't even consider thinking that his pressure had no effect on Ben.
"What is your answer boy, it better be a good explanation".
"Maou-Sama, the reason I say that is because when I closed my eyes, I was conversing with Draig. As you know that he is a resident spirit of the boosted gear, so I asked him regarding the reincarnation into a devil. He told me that only a High-class devil with a powerful mutated queen piece or all the pawn pieces which will in future mutate innately when my potential is released in doses. This scenario in terms when I am just a low-class warrior. But since now I am a Mid-class devil, either you need to find an Ultimate-class or higher to be my master, or else they won't be able to contain my power when unleashed and chances of them dying the are more. What good will it do for me to kill my own master and to be branded as a stray devil?", said Ben.
When the other two in the room heard the explanation, they went quiet for a while and then Sirzechs met Ben's eyes and said that he wanted to talk with Draig.
WHAT IS IT THAT THE CURRENT GENERATION LUCIFER WANTS TO TALK TO A HEAVENLY DARGON?
"I just wanted to confirm whether what Ben said is correct or a ruse to escape from becoming a servant of my sister."
WHAT DO YOU EXPECT, IT OBVIOUSLY A RUSE TO ESCAPE BUT I WON'T SAY THAT EXPLANATION IS FALSE. I JUST STATED THE OBVIOUS WHICH HAPPENED TO BE THE PERFECT RUSE TO ESCAPE THE FOLLOWING EVENTS OF BECOMING A SERVANT OF A GIRL WHO KNOWS NOTHING BUT BOASTING AND THROWING HER ONTO HER SERVANTS.
Hearing what Draig said, Sirzechs and Grafiya had changes in their facial expressions which were quite ugly and Ben's face already showed an expression of horror for a moment but immediately regained his composure which was missed by the devils in the scene who were in their thought od what the young devil girl did till now and imagining of her future which further increased ugliness on their faces.
"But how do you know that will be the case of my Mistress in future. You even speak as if you already know Dragon?", asked Grafiya who noticed something inexplicable in Draig's explanation.
I HEARD ABOUT THE SISTER OF CURRENT GENERATION MAOU LUCIFER IN CHURCH. SO, I KNOW FULL WELL REGARDING HOW WILFUL AND ARROGANT SHE IS NOW. NOW, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM HER WHEN SHE GROWS UP?, DRaig cut in between Ben's speech and continued.
"Okay Draig, we accept that my sister's attitude might not that good. But that doesn't mean only she is present now, we also have Leviathan's sister, Beelzebub's kid brother and few more. We can pick whoever with whom you deem has a good character due to the prestige you had when you still had your body. But deeming that my sister falls in short of containing your energy is unacceptable with me. Yes, she might not be as much powerful as me or Grafiya here, but as a sister of a Lucifer and possessor of Destruction magic, same as me I think her magic can contain you", said Sirzechs in a grave tone. From his tone, we can note that he is very much favourable towards his baby sister and he thinks highly of her.
LUCIFER I HEARD YOU ARE THE ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL DEVIL KINGS OF THIS GENERATION AND UNABLE TO DISTINGUISH YOU AS AN ULTIMATE DEVIL, THEY EVEN MADE A SPECIAL SUB-CLASS CALLED
'SUPER-DEVIL' TO DESCRIBE YOU AND BEELZEBUB WHO ARE CALLED TO BE ABLE TO FIGHT THE POWERFUL GOD-CLASS BEINGS TO A STANDSTILL AND KILLING WEAKER DIVINE BEINGS THUS RETAINING YOUR POSITION AS ONE OF THE MAJOR MYTHOLOGIES IN THIS WORLD. BUT WHEN I WAS ALIVE, I WAS PUT IN THE SAME CLASS OF 'THE GOD OF BIBLE' AND THUS CALLED ONE OF THE TWO 'HEAVENLY DRAGONS'. EVEN THOUGH MY WIELDERS IN THE PAST WERE UNABLE TO BRING OUT MY POTENTIAL, THAT WAS WHEN THEY WERE A HUMAN. DO YOU REALLY THINK WHEN A HEAVENLY DRAGON WEILDER WHEN BECOMES A SUPERNATURAL BEING, WILL BE THE SAME? WHY ALL THIS EXPLANATION LUCIFER, JUST CONSIDER YOURSELF IN MY POSITION AND THINK WETHER YOUR SISTER CAN CONTAIN YOU. ALL THIS WHEN MY WEILDER ONLY RELIES ON MY POWER. BUT YOU SEE MY CURRENT WEILDER EVEN WHEN KILLING A LOW-CLASS FALLEN ANGEL, DID ALL BY ISING HIS OWN POWER. SO, WHEN YOU ADD MY POWER TO THE MIX, DO YOU THINK SHE CAN HANDLE IT?
Hearing what Draig had to say, there was a profound silence in the room for a while. Both Sirzechs and Grafiya were unable to pinpoint any holes in the discussion after the explanation. Ben was shocked by what Draig said. Though he knew it was impossible for Rias to get him as a servant, he didn't expect or think the difference was this large. Thus, he started evaluating himself and came to the same conclusion as Draig regarding his power. After secretly enforcing his determination to become stronger, he looked towards the Lucifer for his decision.
"So, what do you think we have to do Ben? I don't have the intention to give you to other factions and also even if there is an Ultimate-class devil who meets your requirements, I don't think he will accept you into his peerage and I don't like to lose you out of my eyesight. If I had any spaces left, I would have gladly accepted but unfortunately, I don't. What to do you think we should do?", asked Sirzechs in a vexed tone.
Ben could understand the vexation Sirzechs is feeling. What he thought would be a simple matter turned out to be a complex maze not knowing where to turn. Ben had an answer so did Draig to this problem that is to use the banned King piece and make it such that he can become a devil and have his set of Evil pieces. But if he suggested that, he would be doubted and put under surveillance all round the clock. Ben didn't want such a life and so, did something which might lead the discussion in that direction.
"Maou-Sama, is there no other way of converting a human to a devil?"
"There is one but…", said Grafiya without thinking but when she realized what she said, she immediately shut her mouth. This caused Sirzechs to raise his eyebrows in question and seemed to ponder for a while and looked like he came to a decision and looked in the direction Ben and asked,
"Ben, did you know that the Gremory family has the rank of 'Count' in the Underworld?"
"Yes, Maou-Sama, I do know that and was taught in the church regarding all the ranks and names of the 72 devil pillars of the Underworld".
"That's good. That will help in further discussions. As a Count family, the Gremory family can have few subordinate families under its name. do you understand till now?", asked Sirzechs.
To this Ben nodded his head and then raised his eyebrow in such a manner that he was puzzled what he heard as if he didn't know but was internally happy at what direction this topic is leading to.
"Then I will continue. During the last Great War between the Three Factions, there was a lot of families which got exterminated and Gremory's are not an exception. Some of our vassal families are not alive anymore and we have not filled all the blanks in the vassal families and there still some spots remaining. I will talk to my father and appoint you as the Baron in one of our territories while making you a devil without making you a servant to anyone. What do you say?"