Slayers:Volume 09 Epilogue
"You guys take care."
The next day, we said our goodbyes to Luke and Milina.
"Looks like we went through one hell of a lot of trouble for nothing," Luke commented, smiling bitterly. "And hey, just so you know. If we ever find ourselves on opposite sides looking for some treasure, don't expect us to go easy on you."
"I should say the same to you."
"Heh. Anyway, you guys watch out for yourselves, too."
"Take extra care that Milina doesn't dump you."
"Gah! Shut up!" Luke spat, turning away from us with a furious blush on his cheeks. "Come on, Milina! We're leaving!"
"Until next time," Milina said to us, giving us a light smile. She turned and followed Luke down the road.
When the two were just small dots on the horizon, Gourry suddenly piped up. "Well, that's settled."
I sighed. "What's settled, Gourry?"
"Huh?" Gourry looked up at the sky for a moment. "Uhh... Come to think of it, nothing, really."
"Right. We did manage to defeat the huge monster and get Sherra to retreat, but on the other hand we still don't know who the men in black were working for. Zain ran away, and we didn't manage to get a decent sword for you, either. What bothers me most is that we still don't know what Sherra was after. Regardless of her temper or intelligence, she's Dynast's general, and she's on the move. I think it might have something to do with Hellmaster's death, which must've really crippled the mazoku."
I'd bet money, and lots of it, that Gourry didn't see, but I let it go.
Something big was coming. I wouldn't be able to give a definite reply as to just what it was - I didn't have enough clues - but something was coming.
All I could say for sure was that the mazoku, having lost Hellmaster, were sure to be planning some sort of counterattack to make up for it. In other words...
I stared up at the clear blue sky, the sun shining down brightly.
In other words, war might be on the horizon. A war between mazoku and humankind.
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