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However, after that, Minerva met Chris, and the fate that should have been inescapable was torn to pieces by the insignias on Chris, and was swallowed up. That was another unbelievable result.
 
However, after that, Minerva met Chris, and the fate that should have been inescapable was torn to pieces by the insignias on Chris, and was swallowed up. That was another unbelievable result.
   
''—I thought that the beast in me would only devour the surrounding people's good luck, forcing the fate of death on them? Then why did it only eat Minerva's fate of dying, allowing her to survive?''
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''—I thought that the beast in me would only devour the surrounding people's good luck, forcing the fate of death on them? Then why did it only ate Minerva's fate of dying, allowing her to survive?''
   
 
''—Is it because Minerva is a special existence?''
 
''—Is it because Minerva is a special existence?''
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''—The change of all things in this world had been set from the start.''
 
''—The change of all things in this world had been set from the start.''
   
Such a statement was already common in the world. The same words were often used as lies or excuses of self-consolation by fat priests in churches or farmers whose properties were burnt down or taken away because of the war. However, the words spoken by the red-haired girl was heavy because of the exposed truth.
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Such a statement was already common in the world. The same words were often used as lies or excuses of self-consolation by fat priests in churches or farmers whose properties were burnt down or taken away because of the war. However, the words spoken by the red-haired girl was heavy because of the expose of the truth.
   
 
"......You, can really see things what will happen in the future?"
 
"......You, can really see things what will happen in the future?"
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After saying that, Minerva stayed silent. However, Chris realized in an instant that she did not plan to sleep at all, because her jet black eyes were still fixated on the sky that gradually turned white between the leaves.
 
After saying that, Minerva stayed silent. However, Chris realized in an instant that she did not plan to sleep at all, because her jet black eyes were still fixated on the sky that gradually turned white between the leaves.
   
".......Aren't you sleepy? We've already journeyed throughout the night." Chris asked.
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".......Aren't you sleepy? We already journeyed through the whole night." Chris asked.
   
 
"How can I sleep with you beside me!"
 
"How can I sleep with you beside me!"
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''—In her lifetime...... How many times did she see the omens for her death? How many times did she see herself being killed by me......''
 
''—In her lifetime...... How many times did she see the omens for her death? How many times did she see herself being killed by me......''
   
However, even though Minerva's manner was tough, she started to doze off as her consciousness blurred as well. Although she tried to hang on by supporting herself with her sword, after awhile, her upper torso fell to the side.
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However, even though Minerva's manner was tough, she started to doze off as her consciousness blurred as well. Although she tried to hang on by supporting herself with her sword, after awhile, her upper torso fell to a side.
   
 
Flustered, Chris could only catch Minerva with his chest as his hands were tied up by rope. The warmth of Minerva's body radiated on his chest. She gave a slight snore due to the uncomfortable sleeping position. Chris looked at her face and relaxed for some reason.
 
Flustered, Chris could only catch Minerva with his chest as his hands were tied up by rope. The warmth of Minerva's body radiated on his chest. She gave a slight snore due to the uncomfortable sleeping position. Chris looked at her face and relaxed for some reason.
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''—That's right. I remember that she once said that she wanted to eliminate the houses of the Celestial Kings...... Maybe she has some sort of irreconcilable enmity?''
 
''—That's right. I remember that she once said that she wanted to eliminate the houses of the Celestial Kings...... Maybe she has some sort of irreconcilable enmity?''
   
In truth, there was another thing about Minerva that Chris felt curious of ever since meeting her. The manner of Minerva's speech was similar to that of a lady borne of nobility— Chris had once served some local nobility for some time as well, and had once learnt reading, writing and some etiquette between nobility due to their affection for him at the said mansion. Because of that, he could see that Minerva's every action was different from ordinary girls.
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In truth, there was another thing about Minerva that Chris felt curious of ever since he met her. The manner of Minerva's speech was similar to that of a lady borne of nobility— Chris had once served some local nobility for some time as well, and had once learnt reading, writing and some etiquette between nobility due to their affection for him at the said mansion. Because of that, he could see that Minerva's every action was different from ordinary girls.
   
 
''—Is she a girl from high class nobility? No......''
 
''—Is she a girl from high class nobility? No......''
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In fact, many people thought that the declaration that the Celestial could predict the future because of divine revelation was a total joke, a symbol of power created by the Celestial Kingdom to make the nobility bow down under it. Not only Chris, everyone thought so.
 
In fact, many people thought that the declaration that the Celestial could predict the future because of divine revelation was a total joke, a symbol of power created by the Celestial Kingdom to make the nobility bow down under it. Not only Chris, everyone thought so.
   
However, his encounter with Minerva allowed Chris to understand that her power to see death was real. It was something that he understood after seeing it with his very eyes, and after his battle with her. He finally realized that there really were such powers of foresight in the world.
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However, his encounter with Minerva allowed Chris to understand that her power to see death was true. It was something that he understood after seeing it with his very eyes, and after his battle with her. He finally realized that there really were such powers of foresight in the world.
   
 
''—But, how can this be possible......''
 
''—But, how can this be possible......''
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That moment, they inadvertently looked at the scenery outside the hollow. Perhaps because of the rainy day where clouds covered the sky, they were unable to distinguish whether the sun had already set or not. However, it was so dark that it was already unclear three steps away from the hollow. Minerva spoke in a stiff tone:
 
That moment, they inadvertently looked at the scenery outside the hollow. Perhaps because of the rainy day where clouds covered the sky, they were unable to distinguish whether the sun had already set or not. However, it was so dark that it was already unclear three steps away from the hollow. Minerva spoke in a stiff tone:
   
"It's about time for us to set off— It looks like the rain will only get heavier, and not lighter."
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"It's about time for us to set off— It looks like the rain will only get heavier, and not lesser."
   
 
"Say, from the fact that there were soldiers in pursuit just now, is the opening of the valley sealed?"
 
"Say, from the fact that there were soldiers in pursuit just now, is the opening of the valley sealed?"
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"—Release the arrows, release the arrows— N-No, wait, we'll shoot our own men—"
 
"—Release the arrows, release the arrows— N-No, wait, we'll shoot our own men—"
   
The rider's roars of exhaustion were drowned in the confused wails of the soldiers and the sounds of metallic collision between armor and weapons. Arrows scattered in the air. A few of them were cut down by the large sword in Minerva's hands, but one of them grazed past her arm, forming a trail of blood— She could not predict the future anymore...... Chris realized the fact in an instant, and immediately rushed to Minerva's side.
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The rider's roars of exhaustion was drowned in the confused wails of the soldiers and the sounds of metallic collision between armor and weapons. Arrows scattered in the air. A few of them were cut down by the large sword in Minerva's hands, but one of them grazed past her arm, forming a trail of blood— She could not predict the future anymore...... Chris realized the fact in an instant, and immediately rushed to Minerva's side.
   
 
"You go first, I'll block them."
 
"You go first, I'll block them."
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Chris could taste blood mixed in the words that he spoke.
 
Chris could taste blood mixed in the words that he spoke.
   
"I will devour all signs of death that descend on you!"
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"I will devour all signs of death that descends on you!"
   
 
Minerva did not speak. Chris could only hear the breath choked in her chest, the surrounding rainfall and footfalls that continued to head towards them.
 
Minerva did not speak. Chris could only hear the breath choked in her chest, the surrounding rainfall and footfalls that continued to head towards them.

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