──Sebastian, happy birthday. This is my present to you.──
How many years has it been since? She said that and gave me a gift while she was still so young.
It was a handmade ring made of colorful beads. It was not more than a childish, cheap toy, but I still have it on my right index finger.
One of the four gods, the “White Tiger.” An dangerous enemy I’ve fought multiple times.
I’ve thought many times about getting rid of her, the successor. However, I stopped myself each time.
Rikushou Renie only kills those who show aggression. That is my pride. When I was a mere apostle, the “Evil Spirit” Taowu took me in and prohibited me from acting otherwise──at least, that’s my excuse.
It’s not because I couldn’t kill Yukimiya Shiori. It’s because I wouldn’t.
I’ve known her since she was a baby. I was there when she performed the role of “Princess Kaguya” at a kindergarten play. I was there when she was worried about not making any friends in elementary and middle school. I was there when she was a high schooler delightfully telling me that she made friends…I couldn’t harm her after seeing all that.
I’ve definitely made a mistake.
I should not have become the Yukimiya household’s butler.
I now have two lords. Despite being Taowu’s associate, I ended up have affection for my enemy, Yukimiya Shiori. I suppose I’m no longer fit for being a servant, a general, and even an “Apostle of Hell.”
However, there’s no use regretting it now. Furthermore, I’ve thought up of the best way to resolve this. Even if it means having my two lords relinquish or leave me.
For that reason──I had an eye on the human named Tenryouin Agito.
A docile, petty boy who has the qualities of a vessel.
A puppet boy, the complete opposite of Kobayashi Ichirou.
If I can sacrifice him…
I can solve everything.