27 Second Gate Of Endurance
Ben though knew that this was going to happen but was internally very happy that things were happening in the way he wanted. While this was happening, he maintained his serious expression on the outside.
"I will gladly accept the offer Maou-Sama. But I have never heard of a method that lets a human become a devil other than by becoming a high-class or higher tier devil's reincarnated devil servant. If it's possible I would like to know the method so that I can prepare for any emergencies."
Hearing Bens consent regarding the matter Sirzechs was very happy while his expression loosened and attitude towards the young cultivator became amicable.
"You don't need to worry about the process, Ben-Kun, I can call you that right?", asked Sirzechs.
"Certainly Maou-Sama, I don't mind it."
"Then it's good and I also don't want you to be stiff and polite now that you have agreed to become my family's vassal. So just address me with my name in the future. And regarding the precaution thing since you are the Red Dragon Emperor of this generation, your body must have been tempered from the aura of the dragon from the time of your awakening so though you are just a mid-class level currently, you should be able to handle the stress. So don't worry regarding the process and rest for a while in my mansion. Even if I wanted you to become a devil right away, I will have to make certain preparations. It should roughly take a week's worth of time. So be prepared when summoned. Now Grafiya here will show you to your room", saying that Sirzechs signalled to the maid present beside him.
While all this discussion was happening, Grafiya stood there perfectly still maintain her attitude towards her master and only moved when Sirzechs gave the order. Then Grafiya while motioning towards Ben, she bowed to her master and took the lead and the left the room followed by Ben.
When he saw that both of them left the room, Sirzechs released a tired sigh and thought to himself.
'It's tough maintaining that serious and aggressiveness expression always when talking to strangers. Though he has his secrets about himself, I hope he will be a good asset to the devils. Anyway now that tiresome tasks are done, I have to start working on the process of making him a devil. I don't think there will be any problems convincing Ajuka. Evermore, he will be the first to jump in to test his inventions. Serefall doesn't care about anything else other than her little sister these days and Falbium is as lazy as ever. The main problem will be from the other family heads as they have won't agree to this but I guess if I will have to use that then it will just be a piece of a cake. I was saving it for emergencies but I guess it's okay to use that in this situation.' Then he disappeared into a magic circle to start the process of Ben's devilization.
Meanwhile, Grafiya gave a tour of the castle to Ben and showed him towards his room.
"Ben-Sama, you have bell here so that when you want anything you can just ring the bell and a maid will tend to your needs. As I have my own duties to perform, I will not be able to attend to you. Forgive me for that. Well then I will take my leave", saying thus, Grafiya took her to leave in a graceful way befitting a head maid of the castle.
Once he made sure that there was no one coming, Ben sat in a lotus position.
"Draig can you keep an eye on the surroundings?"
WHY DO YOU ASK BEN?
"I plan to break through the second gate before the devilization process. If I am right then he tends to use the King piece on me. And I think there is going to be a lot of strain on my body when the time comes. So, it's better to be prepared before."
THAT IS A PRETTY GOOD IDEA. BUT BE CAREFUL DURING THE BREAKTHROUGH.
"Yes, sure I will be careful."
Saying thus, Ben started preparation for the breakthrough. He first meditated for a while and then when he reached his peak in mental condition after two hours, he circulated his qi from his dantian and collected all the newly produced qi from his body. After when all the newly produced qi in his dantian, he started to first control the liquified dragon power, wrapped it in his Xiantian qi and moved it towards his Second Meridian and poked it to which there was a response and a few tries later a small hole was formed. After a while when the hole was large enough, he withdrew his intertwined qi and next controlled his holy power and moved it towards the Second Meridian and sent it into the meridian channel. As the holy power is also known as the power of light used by the angels, and due to the piercing property of the light, it started to easily unclog the meridian. During the process, though it was a bit painful, due to healing properties of the light, the pain alleviated. Throughout the whole process except for a few frowns due to discomfort, there were changes in Ben's expression making the process of breaking through seem easier than the first time. When the whole meridian was unclogged, he added the other two energies to the mix and started to bang on the Second Gate: Gate of Endurance. Due to the abundance of the qi he possed, this time there was no need for Ben to use the boosted gear and the gift of boosted gear this time. After banging for a definitive amount of time and enduring the pain, the second=d gate was opened. When the gate was opened, there was a sudden influx of power into Ben's body which started to reconstruct the body into a bigger build as a side effect of opening the gate. Ben immediately started to move his Xiantian qi near the gate and collected the extra energy which gets remained unused and started to move that in the body to the dantian to improve the endurance of the walls. By the time all this finished and opened his eyes he noticed that a lot of time has passed.
"Draig how long did it take for me to finish my breakthrough?"
IT TOOK YOU SIX HOURS IN TOTAL. STILL, THAT WAS INGENIOUS OF YOU TO USE THE HOLY POWER IN SUCH A WAY. I NEVER EXPECTED TO USE IT IN SUCH A WAY.
"Well, I got this idea immediately after I gained it from the system and feeling its properties. Okay, did anything happen, or did anyone come for me?"
WELL, THERE WAS THIS MAID WHO CAME TO DELIVER FOOD. I JUST TOLD HER NOT TO COME FOR A WHILE. OTHER THAN THAT AFTER A FEW MINUTES I SENT THAT MAID, THERE WAS AN ENERGY SCAN IN THIS ROOM TO EHICH I COVERED THE ENERGY FLUCTUATIONS FROM YOU MAKING YOU SEEM TO BE MEDITATING. I THINK IT WAS GRAFIYA CHECKING. BUT AFTER SEEING THAT YOU WERE JUST MEDITATING, SHE LEFT YOU JUST LIKE THAT.
"Well, it doesn't matter if it's just that much."
Then he walked to a mirror in the room and saw that there a subtle difference in his skin tone and also his height rose by a few centimetres.
"I feel like my stamina increased after the Endurance Gate was opened and I feel like I can even carry a mountain on me right now."
THAT'S JUST YOU BEING DELUSIONAL.
"I know that."
Then he ringed the bell in the room, called a maid and asked food to be served to him.
"I will see to that Ben-Sama", saying this the maid took her to leave. A while later his food arrived and when he finished his food and the maid who waited on him leaned the table and left only to see Grafiya to enter.
'Seems like she was waiting outside.' thought Ben.
"I didn't expect Grafiya-san to come. I wonder what brings you here?" asked Ben.
"I ask your pardon but when Draig answered in your stead a while before, I took the opportunity to check and found that you were meditating. If it's not that much I would like to ask why you were doing that?"
"Its nothing much Grafiya-san, I was just practising my control over the mental state and magic power."
Hearing the answer given by Ben, she scanned him from top to bottom and found that he increased in height though not by much, it was still noticeable.
'As if! Just your abrupt increase in heigh sells you out. If you are not going to tell me then don't do so but don't make such lousy excuses. I don't know whether he is plotting something or not and I don't want to destroy the plans of Sirzechs if gets displeased by interrogating him about what he was doing', thought to herself.
"If it's just that much, I have no problems. But if I may, I refuse you to do anything which causes destruction to the castle while you stay in here. Thank you", without giving any opportunities for Ben to speak, she left the room after giving him a warning.
Seeing this Ben pondered for a while and released a tired sigh.
"Well, I guess I have a lot to work from here on."