Aero saw the hut from afar. It is a modest looking hut. Yet, it blends with the surrounding doom and gloom thing the Underworld got going on.
He approached the hut cautiously and then sneaking around it he saw nothing suspicious or nothing is about to jump out and try eating him
But Aero did not let his guard down yet.
He continues surveying the surrounding and after truly finding nothing suspicious he finally plucked his courage to approach the hut.
Aero has finally arrived at the hut. After all that running around, he finally found it. It is not an easy task.
Not to mention the Underworld is not exactly an inviting place.
'It is probably the least inviting place in the whole of the Brave World' Aero thought to himself.
And if not for his special quest he wouldn't even be here. And know about the existence of Gods. Just this week, he had met two celestial beings.
One does not know whether to call that lucky or not.
Of course to the NPCs of this world Athena and Poseidon are Gods and celestial beings but to Aero they are AI.
Yet, this knowledge did not diminish his fears
After all even though they are AI, they are the AI's that govern this world Laws and determine the rules of how this world operates.
'I am stuck between a rock and a hard place' he lamented his fate before focusing back on his task.
Aero look at the hut from the outside, and he nodded. It is a good looking hut and the first solid hut he saw in his journey in the Underworld.
He never saw residence as solid as this. Most of the time the residence he did encounter is translucent and made by ghost or spirits.
But as he walks closer to the hut he realizes something. A look of disappointment flashed on his face.
The hut was ugly. No, it is beyond that. It is beyond ugly if that is even possible. It is uninhabitable.
'But I'm not one to judge' Aero thought as he nodded to his own words.
After all this is the underworld.
Maybe this hut is quite famous in the underworld and considered a great property, possessing great artistic value and considered the most beautiful hut in the Underworld.
'Different realm, different sense of art' Aero thought
Because he didn't see a hut in other places of the Underworld he had a little expectation of this place.
First, Aero tries to knock the front door of the fragile hut. But no one is answering. Aero sighed.
'Is this also a dud?'
Just when Aero about to shout for Deria suddenly he notices someone is trying to punch him from behind the door.
Aero quickly jumped back, avoiding the punch.
Then that person tries to punch Aero again. The second punch glanced in front of Aero as wind breeze by.
He noticed it too late, though, when the punch doubled him over and makes him choke air.
'Argh' Aero said feeling the impact on his body
It was one heck of a punch.
Outside of having the wind knocked from him, Aero notices a fair amount of pain to his gut.
The pain is throbbing and pulsing. Like a really bad stomachache.
This is one unfamiliar sensation, he thought to himself. Even when fighting the warrior in here he rarely gets sucker punched like this.
This man is an expert.
One punch makes his health dropped to 1000 points. That shocked him. Fortunately Aero is fast on his feet.
All of his experience in fighting monsters can be utilized against this person.
'Spiting to the cold dark ground, Aero look at that person and said
"Let's begin' then he pointed his finger forward
he shot the Sacred Sword Skill Technique, as sword like energy shoots out from his finger slicing and cutting anything on its path.
'Heh' the man scoffed
The man skillfully evades his shot, jumping left and right, agile like a monkey. Apparently the man could see the invisible force that shots up from his finger.
Then quickly Aero release his Killing intent.
Sensing that, and clearly unfamiliar with such energy directed at him, the man lose his balance and instead resorting to avoiding his technique
Aero quickly try to shorten the distance between them to give a blow to the man gut. Then sensing the opportune moment he strikes a blow.
The man smiles like he anticipated the blow and ducked it.
Before Aero could even register that the boy dodges, another punch connected to his body.
This one is in his ribs, sending ripples of pain through his torso.
Aero almost collapsed right there. But he didn't. He can't fall. But it was a lot closer than he would have liked.
'Ok, now this is a problem'
Aero already realized what is happening after overcoming the initial shock of being punched in the face.
This man is Deria.
There is no one else in the hut.
So the only logical conclusion would be either this is Deria or Deria is killed by this man, which is impossible because this is the Underworld.
From this hostile reaction, Aero could only guess Deria is misunderstanding something.
Aero could see why he is the son of a God. He had that aura of youthful manliness on him.
He had this serene majesty that Aero couldn't quite explain and physical beauty that is befitting a man borne of a God.
His jet black hair flows freely down on his neck. His muscles are not too oversized and his limbs are well proportioned and complement each other.
His agility and the expert way he dodge Aero attack shows he is a vigorous man. He was handsome if you have to put it in words.
As Aero analyzing the man, the man quickly trying to attack again but was promptly avoided by Aero
Then Deria tries to go in for another shot.
Aero was just in time to shove him off. Taking advantage of the push, Aero covered the distance between them quickly.
Then quickly Aero landed clean punch to Deria face and gut. Deria fell. But then he quickly got up again.
This is unbelievable. Aero thought he was strong.
But the sight of this kid on his feet so quickly after getting punched was not something he wanted to see.
Anxious, Aero threw himself on Deria hoping to land a few punches.
The kid then ducked, then swung again and responded with Aero rash move by giving Aero an uppercut.
Blood flowed from Aero lips. His lips are chapped.
Still he kept his feet steady and firm to the ground.
Falling down was not an option. This time Aero finally feeling for the first time in Brave World, he has met someone who is equal to him.
He then jumped back and dial down his Killing Intent. Deria was just about to launch another attack when Aero said
"I was sent by Lady Athena to bring you to the Land Of The Living."
This rattled the boy.
His balled fist starts too loosened up.
"What do you mean?" Aero heaved a sigh of relieved breath.
"Now, just calm down and listen to me"
Then from a distance Aero start telling him about the quest that he had to undertake. Aero explains everything slowly and with details as Deria listen and slowly trusting Aero words.
Aero has finally found Deria, the Son of Hephaestus.
Part one of the chapter. I will not be posting for a few days. My eyes is not good. The doctor said it is eye straining so I will take a break for a few days. Hope it gets better. I don't want to be blind.
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