As the coldness spread through my body and my vision started to blur, I could hear a bird's cry.
I was finally on the ground. I couldn't see the man in front of me properly. He seemed to be saying something. But I couldn't hear it as I slowly succumbed into the darkness.
\" Oh.. he didn't break. Don't tell me this kid has got an affinity with ice. Such a waste, if I could have found him earlier….well I will look for someone else...I guess.\", Alciel spoke to himself as a wand appeared in his hands out of thin air.
\" Ok, let's free you from your misery and then we should get going.\", Alciel said as he gave a look to Derek.
On the other side seeing the situation, Lisa couldn't help but break out in cold sweat. She wanted to help. But she couldn't even help herself up. Helping Max was the last thing she could probably do.
As Alciel's wand started to glow with white light, one could feel the destructive energy in it.
But something unexpected happened. A sound of an object tearing through the air could be heard.
It was so fast that most of the people couldn't even react.
But as the object hit the ground, the land shook, the floor pavement cracked. The streets were destroyed and structures cracked falling apart.
Dust covered the entire street.
\" Now, now..may I know who this uninvited guest here is.\"
Suddenly, a voice was heard and if one looked in its direction. They would find Alciel.
He was standing a few feet away on a broken structure holding Derek with one hand on his side by his waist.
Hearing no response, he smiled before a powerful aura burst out of his body and pushed the smoke of dust away.
As the smoke was pushed away, what first came into everyone's sight was a huge heavy sword embedded into the ground that had created a crater around it.
But as the smoke was gradually pushed away, a hand suddenly emerged from the smoke and grabbed the hilt of the sword.
The land rumbled as the man effortlessly pulled out the huge sword and then with only one hand he raised it and made a 360 swing.
And the smoke which was being pushed back immediately got blown away clearing the whole place.
There he was, the new guest.
A huge man with spiky orange hairs. His face looked terrifying. The smile on his dark face really would make anyone avoid him.
He was Murcas Daigo.
He lifted his sword and put it back in his scabbard before turning around.
Behind him was a person lying with shallow breath. There were layers of ice on his body.
Looking at Max's condition, Murcas's frowned as he immediately bent and took out a red crystal before breaking into pieces.
As the pieces of crystal touched Max's body, it started to melt away the ice.
But Murcas knew that melting the ice wasn't going to do much.
He picked up Max in his hands and then spoke, \" Giesel, take care of him and protect everyone. I will settle this quickly.\"
A huge shadow hovered above the street and a cry was heard as an Iron Black Hawk landed right behind Murcas.
As the bird saw Max in Murcas's hand, it let out an angry screech. It had remembered Max from earlier. It had even allowed this human to ride him.
\" I will take care of it, Giesel. Just protect everyone.\"
Hearing Murcas, the beast finally calmed down as it took Max on his back before flying towards the girls and spreading its wings in front of them.
With every other trouble subsided for a moment, Murcas finally turned his head as he took his sword and raised it towards Alciel.
\" I will make you pay.\"
Hearing him Alciel still made a calm expression as he said, \" If I am not wrong, you must be the Orange beast of Arcane, Murcas. Daigo.\"
\" It's good that you know the person who's going to be sending you to your grave.\" Marcas said as he slowly started to move forward step by step.
\" Well, it would really be a surprise if I got killed by an Expert Level mage.\", Alciel said with a smile.
He was still confident to carry on his task as it wasn't too late for him to turn the situation.
Even if he had to protect Derek, what could a single Expert Level mage do to him?
\" Well is it? But are you really sure about it? \", Murcas asked with a smile as he paused.
\" Sure about what? \", Alciel asked with an amused expression.
\" About my level.\"
Murcas said as he disappeared with a flash right in front of Alciel's widening eyes.