Crazy White Wings
Afternoon. I gazed at the posture of Liz who had finally calmed down and slept in the infirmary.
I obliged when there was a knock on the door, revealing the faces of the special students, led by Keith and Roka.
Keith was the first to ask.
“I heard that Liz was brought in, is she okay?”
“Yeah. It doesn’t seem life-threatening.”
After I explained the situation, Keith put his hand to his chin and said:
“Although it’s the first time I’ve seen …… but maybe it’s ‘white wings phobia’?” (Keith)
“I know about that. It seems that there are some humans and elves who are occasionally afraid of things with white wings.” (Julian)
When Julian said that, Roka and Shaula stared at each other’s faces.
“I didn’t think that Liz would panic at the mere sight of a little bird ……. Do you know something, Shaula?” (Roka)
“No. I don’t think there’s anyone among the beastkin who harbors such a strange fear at least.” (Shaula)
“There aren’t any in beastkin, but only humans and elves have that kind of thing?” (Theodore)
“I’ve only read about it in the literature, but it seems that since some time ago, there are humans and elves who have fallen into such a state of depression. It’s written that there have been cases of death even in severe cases.” (Keith)
“My acquaintance had the same symptoms.” (Julian)
Julian said the unexpected.
“Even though he’s usually a very stable person, when he sees a white bird with pure white wings, he goes crazy. I was curious about it and collected various books, and I found out that there is such a thing.” (Julian)
“How about me? I’m pure white. Although I didn’t like it to become this color.” (Shaula)
“I told you it was a pair of wings, you maniac wolf.” (Julian)
“What did you say, you lizard b*stard. You want to be torn apart?”
“Great. Now I’ll turn you to dust.” (Julian)
“Stop. You idiots.” (Roka)
Roka slapped both Shaula and Julian on the head with her tail with a crack. Only Shaula collapsed happily, but Julian reacted as if he had been hit with a blunt object and collapsed on the spot.
“It hurts!!! Damn you……Oi fox.” (Julian)
“What? Don’t scream just because of that level. You’re not exercising enough, Ryu.” (Roka)
“I’ll burn you, too. And make ashes with the wolf there.” (Julian)
“Hey, this is a hospital room! Be quiet!”
Everyone went silent when Keith yelled.
Thought Liz would get up, but she still made the breathing noises she makes in deep sleep. It was as if the sedative drug was working well.
I suddenly became interested in Julian knowing the symptoms.
By the way, didn’t he mumble like this earlier in the library?
『…… Frenzied Wings. White Meteor ……』
This is a quote from that book written in an ancient text.
What was he thinking then.
“Hey Julian. Didn’t you remember the name of Liz’s illness the other day?”
“You remember it well. Yes, although I didn’t expect this stupid elf had the disease. (Julian)
“He-hey? What are you talking about? Tell me too..” (Roka)
“I told you already, Roka. It’s about the ancient texts.”
“…I don’t know it.” (Keith)
By the way, I haven’t told Keith yet. After telling the contents in general, he looked sad. Despite that, Julian said:
“There are words like ‘Frenzied Wings’ and ‘White Meteor’ in that article. I can only think of this girl’s symptoms. Although it has been investigated, it is not very detailed, so I think it’s okay to immediately get it out of my mind.”
“…… Theodore, Julian, do you know about the ‘Great Storm’ that is believed to have happened in the past in the Eastern Collar of the Empire?” (Keith)
“I don’t know”. Julian replied,
“I know, but not in detail.”
The history book that I read in the library before had some information about disasters, but I didn’t think it was that important, so I just skipped it.
However, Roka was the one who unexpectedly raised her hand.
“If it’s just a story, then I’ve heard of it before. It’s a well-known story among the beastkin. Shaula, you know it too, right?”
“Hey. I remember, it was around 530 in the imperial calendar, right? In the east of the empire, an unprecedented thunderstorm occurred, and people, buildings, and nature were blown away, making it a disaster of epic proportions.”
“Yes. If you want to know why this is being spread among the beastkin, it’s because the sl*ves of the beastkin were taken one by one to the empire to restore the disaster.” (Roka)
“Not just sl*ves, people who are good at physical labor seem to be happy to say that it is a great place to make money….So, what’s wrong with this?” (Shaula)
The Sage of the Forest had disappeared.
It was the work of men or monsters who lived in the Empire.
The heavens were angry, and the wings of the frenzy turned into white meteors that fell and destroyed everything.
“There are no traces of it in the densely populated areas, but I heard that there are many ruins scattered in the Eastern territories as the ruins of the Great Storm.” (Keith)
The Sage of the Forest is Final Droplet, and cannot fall into the hands of humans.
Not to mention that humans and elves are never compatible.
But humans never learn. Even if they see the end of the country where humans and beastkin have achieved harmony in the past, they don’t learn.
The harmony between humans and the elves is an impossible dream and illusion.
If human does evil again, the bell of destruction will ring.
…… So that’s how it is.
It is unbelievable that I hadn’t noticed until now. I don’t know who wrote this ancient text. It’s really bad in nature.
“What’s wrong, Theo? What’s so interesting about this?”
Then there’s White Wing. The first thing I thought of when I heard that word was my beloved wife, Lumiere.
She is an angel who came to destroy the demons. The symbols of angels are the white wings. And they were terribly strong. That’s what I thought, even as a demon.
–What would they think if they were to target humans.
“Ahhh, I had to study the topic itself. I’m afraid that “Frenzied Wings” means “Angel” or something like that…”
Everyone was surprised by my words.
Well, it’s no wonder. They’ve never seen a real angel.
“Angel? You mean the one with the white wings?”
“Yeah. It’s just that it’s a bit strange that the part about ‘Frenzied’… Angels are rational and reasonable, so it’s usually impossible to go crazy or anything like that.”
“Why do you know about that?”
“…… I’ve seen it written in books.”
Angels who were sent in the past to bring about the destruction of the Demon Kingdom.
Needless to say of course, my beloved wife, and the others are also terribly strong. If an ordinary human being was attacked by something like that, they would be in a terrible state of fear.
That being said, I still have some questions.
“Are you saying that they can’t bear to see humans committing the sin of killing the elves and the angels floating down and destroying everything around them?” (Keith)
What Keith is saying is probably correct. If you only think about what happened
“Yes. Whitewing phobia, which only occurs in humans and elves, also came from that. You can understand it. The ancestors of the people who showed symptoms were almost killed by the crazy angels, and the fear that drove him/her to have a phobia is the result.”
“Is it that strong trauma is sometimes passed down to offspring? That sounds impossible.” (Julian)
Here Julian objected.
“Well, it’s not like I don’t get it if it’s from the heaven. In fact, I’m a little suspicious of that too. But, is abducting or killing elf so sinful?” (Julian)
“I agree with you, too. Abduction and murder are being carried out in the present. However, there is no angel of mercy yet to descend on my country. Are you saying that beastkin and elves have different values? (Roka)
It is not surprising that she would make such a comment, considering the current situation in Roka’s homeland.
However, there is a contradiction in her words. That is.
“Roka, that’s not right. If the angels were sent as punishment for the evil deeds done to the Elves, why do you think Liz of the elves has white wing phobia?” (Theodore)
“…… is true. But then, isn’t that strange-. It is precisely because of what has been done to the elves that the angel descended in order to issue sanctions?”
“That’s a problem with the ancient writing. It’s written in such a way that it could be misinterpreted as ‘Angles had descended as a sanction that humans have harmed to elves.’
Roka held her arms and wagged her long tail.
“Mmmm! I don’t get it because I’m an idiot. Shala, you don’t get it either, do you?”
“How rude! Will you stop treating me like an idiot? Although I don’t understand it at all though!”
“Both I and Shaula use power to solve problems, so we can’t use our brains at all…. You can do whatever you want with your research, Theo.”
Roka, who yawned awfully, went to observe the situation of Liz who was still sleeping. Shaula also followed behind.
“I didn’t read that book directly though, but does that mean the disappearance of the elves and the coming of the angels to be a series of events, but are separate?” (Keith)
“…… That’s not known yet. It’s just that Liz is suffering from white-winged phobia, so it’s natural to conclude that “Angels also attacked the elves.”” (Theodore)
“Is that the reason for Frenzied Wings? Angels who are not in their right mind came and attacked both humans and elves and destroyed everything. Is that the true face of the legendary “Great Storm” left in the Eastern territories? (Keith)
“…In that regard, I want to investigate a little bit more.” (Theodore)
“You said you’d investigate, but how? If it was a Great Storm, it’s only a little bit in the history books, right?”
“I skipped it because I thought it was okay. Almost all the large-scale disasters and famines are written in those books.” (Theodore)
“There’s something I want to confirm with Liz. So let’s talk about it another time.”
After looking at the sleeping Liz, I turned my attention to the window.
Ryu (竜) means dragon.