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In the quiet fog world there were no disturbances not even a minor one ever since I gained my consciousness yet currently the fog was moving at an extremely fast speed in a vortex around a focal point visible to me, this vortex was so strong that the entire fog world shuddered while it consumed fog at an astonishing rate, this process lasted for unknown amount of time until all the fog in the near vicinity was engulfed by the vortex which was still revolving at a tremendous speed yet, for some reason it did not pull me into it.
Slowly the entire fog which gathered in the vortex started condensing into a an entity which I fear is the being I sensed in this world, wind howled and world shook as the fog condensed more and more, the fog vortex which spanned several kilometres, was now only a few hundred metres in length while amazingly it condensed and condensed until the hazy white fog started gaining a black colour, the condensation proceeded while the vortex engulfed the remaining fog simultaneously producing more and more condensed black cloud. After a few hours of condensing all that was left was a pitch black cloud spanning only several tens of metres in length.
Suddenly the connection I felt with my physical body strengthened for an instant before disappearing again, I wanted to search for that connection but I was astonished looking at another cloud of black fog appear in front of me, the reason for this was simple because I was all too familiar with this black fog, it was my spiritual energy which changed into the black miasma before I lost consciousness.
The black spiritual energy fog without any command from me directly fused with the black cloud resulting in a thunderous explosion, following which lightning appeared all over the fog followed by spatial ripples. The black cloud and black fog which were obviously the reason for all these phenomenon suddenly started condensing violently shaking the entire dimension, seeing this violent phenomenon I couldn’t help but break into cold sweat. The condensed black cloud was now only a few metres long but the thing standing out the most was a metre long black lump in the middle of the cloud which was clearly in liquid form
The black lump of liquid which was formed because of some kind of collision and condensation between the two primary black clouds started moving in the form of two small streams, according to a strange rhythm, they convulsed and twisted against each other finally dividing into four streams of black liquid each forming a pillar on the ground, the pillar formed started expanding and a structure formed above them as they drew miasma from the cloud. The entire structure was completed as it took the form of a majestic pitch black bull with four muscular legs supporting a body weighing 5000 pounds in weight, a head large enough to suit its stature and horns whose sharpness could probably rip through any substance in existence.
The majestic bull which formed before me suddenly opened its eye lids revealing its blood red eyes and bellowed while emitting steam from its nostrils, it’s red eyes suddenly focused on me making me shiver unconsciously but its next sentence stunned me, bowing its majestic head while its horns caused spacial ripples it said ” This humble servant ‘ Yama ‘ pays his respects your majesty ”
( AN : Yama is the king of hell and the god who rules over death in Indian mythology while the male buffalo – Bull is his mount as well as the personification of his weapon which is a whip imbued with the divine power of his authority. Yama as said in the Indian mythology is the only god who has power to rule over death thus he defies the law of heavens )
I was dumbfounded as I heard the bull speak to me, slowly I recovered from my daze and asked the bull ” You..you are Yama, are you the whip left by Vera? ”
The bull answered in a extremely respectful voice ” Yes, your majesty. I am the whip which has been in your care since many years, I am useless and couldn’t protect you while constantly being a burden to you so please punish this servant your majesty ” saying this it tried to kneel with its heavy body.
Seeing its action I hurriedly said ” Yama, no need to kneel and don’t worry you were not a burden, it was me who was useless to begin with as I could not even use. Now it is fine but please do tell me why are you calling me as your majesty ”
Bull tilted its head and answered as a matter of fact ” Of course I have to call your majesty with respect because you are my king ”
I was taken aback with the Yama’s words and thought ‘ I don’t remember being a king ‘ Yama who had seen through my thoughts said ” Your majesty, everything will be revealed when it is necessary. Even if you know the laws of universe, it won’t have much use to you unless you know how to use these laws so please be patient and everything will be understood when you are ready to know it ”
I sighed deeply and said ” Alright I understand, this is not the first time I was told that sentence but the main issue is that I cannot feel my physical body anymore. Am I dead? ”
Yama snorted and said ” This is my realm and here only my rules are followed. Even if the heavens fall and world shatters, no matter what happens as long as you are in this realm of mine no god nor devil can touch your soul your majesty. You will not die even if the heavens wish your death, rest assured your majesty, you are safe here. This yamaloka ( loka = world ) is not a place where death can enter without my permission ”
Listening to Yama I asked in an excited voice ” So am I still alive? Then can I return back to the material realm ”
Yama laughed loudly and said ” Of course, your majesty. Here, let’s go ”
The world which I lived in for a while suddenly distorted and I felt like being sucked into a vortex before finally regaining my consciousness in my body. Sylvie was already awake as she sensed me coming back to consciousness and I could see Sebastian a little away from me with a gloomy look on his face, my body still ached but most of my internal injuries were healed and I could see various bandages bound on my broken leg. Waking up Sylvie I lightly stroked her as she was crying her heart out while Sebastian came forward to examine me, seeing that my condition was fine and he heaved a sigh of relief.
Watching me with an unwavering gaze, Sebastian said ” Young master, please be aware that I will no longer listen to your orders if they state to stay away from you, seeing that you did not return for a while I came looking for you only to find you in this condition. I was tasked with the duty of protecting you by lady Vera, if any thing had happened to you how I could I continue to live, even my death wouldn’t have compensated for my wrongs, So please don’t force me to disobey your orders young master ”
I sighed and said ” Don’t worry Sebastian, I learnt my lesson by almost loosing my life so I will never ask you to stay away from me also that Lucius will come after me again since I am still alive ”
Sebastian frowned and said ” Lucius, I wonder who he is? Rest assured young master, he won’t get away the next time he appears in front of me ”
Smiling a little I nodded my head and asked Void ” What are you doing Void? ”
Void answered in weak voice ” Kid, you almost died and by trying to save you I lost most of my life force. It will be a long time before I regain my vitality but the good news is Yama is awakened. The minimum requirement to awaken Yama was that you should have reached immortal level and sensed the laws of the world but I forcibly awakened him by converting your spiritual energy to divine consciousness present only in immortals, this was a bold move as any mishap in the process would have destroyed your soul and annihilated you but the process succeeded and I managed to insert your soul into Yamaloka before it was damaged by the pull of netherworld.
But to do this I had to utilise most of my life force since I couldn’t use my divine energy, at least the effort paid off and now you can utilise Yama giving you superior protection as well as the benefits of Yamaloka. I have to recover so I will be out for while Riddick ”
( AN : Void is restricted by the prison he is in from transmitting his divine energy but he can transmit his life force AKA vitality barely through the prison, think that he can transmit 0% divine energy and 1% life force so he is exhausted as he had to expand 100x times the life energy required plus without any support from divine energy )
I shook my head and thought ‘ Today was really dangerous and I almost died because of my carelessness. It would have been much better if I even brought Sylvie with me while I would not be in this situation at all if I brought Sebastian along with me, a single wrong decision taken in the spurt of any moment can be the catalyst for my own demise. This situation again proves that I am not careful enough nor am I strong enough ‘
Stroking Sylvie’s head who was curled around me and softly crying ‘ master….master … ‘ I consoled and said ” It’s alright Sylvie, I am fine ”
I took out Yama who was bound around my waist and called ” Yama “. Immediately strange ripple arised from the whip as fire and lightning began to converge around it and changed its appearance from an dull whip to a extremely terrifying presence as it became a pitch black whip carved out with fire and bathed in lightning. Coiling around my body in the form of an eight, it held some kind of divine ability preventing even a energy speckle from reaching me.
With a voice which seems like a deep pit of the hell it spoke ” So when are we going to kill that little punk who dared to attack his majesty ”
I laughed at his enthusiasm but anger convulsed on my face as I said ” Soon ”