High School DxD
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Life 0

It happened right after the school festival ended.

When this discussion reached me, I, Azazel, displayed an idiotic expression that I rarely have shown during my whole lifetime.

“……Are you really serious about this, Vali?”

Vali has sent a private channel to me.

I can see his lively face through the small communication magic circle.

[Yeah. He….. It’s a she now I guess. She is wishing for this. I’m also interested in this, so I want it to happen.]

I received an unthinkable idea by Vali. To tell the truth, this is something capable of changing the power balance of the world.

“……It’s you that we are talking about. That’s not the only reason, right?”

Vali makes a bitter smile at my words.

[You are as sharp as always. That is also the reason why you are getting alienated from other factions.]

“It’s none of your business.”

[I heard that because you are going around being involved in things which “isn’t any of your business”, there are those that are thinking that “Perhaps this guy is plotting something”. Correct?]

……Well, it’s true that I am being alienated from those standing at the top of other factions. I already sound fishy because I have the position of being the “Governor of the Fallen Angels”. On top of that a guy like that is talking about having “Peace” and “Negotiations”.

I meddle too much with others business, huh. ……I was even told that by Ise.

“……This is my nature. If someone was to attack me from the back, then I will accept it.”

I said it while making a sigh. Vali then mutters after he put on an astonished face.

[……There are those who are after her.]

“Of course there are. Obviously. And there would be an immeasurable number of those at that. But everyone is having a bitter time because no one can eliminate her.”

[That may be true, but it seems like there will be those in our organisation who are hoping for the same thing. No, it’s about time they will make their move.]

……I get it. I can grasp hold of the situation now. A youth with that spear came into my mind.

“--Are you trying to lure him out?”

[I’m just going to make it clear whether he is my enemy or not.]

He said it daringly. But you don't want him to be your “ally” either, right?

[Well, he’s most likely an enemy. –It’s about time to settle this.]

Vali made a face with irrepressible delight.

See? This guy is a battle-maniac after all.

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