Looking at how the two children in front of her suddenly their to fight against them, the intruders were surprised.
Excitement through the eyes of the female intruder.
She didn't expect this kind of development.
"What is this? Sibling-y love-y? How cute-y~ ? Makes me feels more excited to love you reall-y good!!"
The female leader's voice shook as she laughed , and her crazed brown eyes peered deeper at the two siblings, as if she'd burn them with her piercing gaze.
Her showed that she didn't perceive this hindrance as a real obstacle in getting what she wanted, instead, it granted her some fun.
So, why would she let this fun go to waste? Let's entertain these little brats!
The 'lady-boss' that the little girl was definitely referring to her, right?
Alright then, just as that little runt wished, this Onee-chan would along and entertain the big brother!
She then proceeded to chant in a low voice, and an electric spark appeared on top of her palm. Altaire looked at her, full of
Meanwhile, Lyra's fight with the fire user has already started. Now that the man's weapon was gone, he had to resort to fighting with magic.
Somehow, perhaps due to the influence of her past training as a swordswoman, her movement was still fast, albeit her current body has never undergone any training. She managed to dodge each fireball aimed at her. though, she would use her formed ice sword to block the fire, causing it to melt.
But worry not, as Lyra quickly regenerated the ice sword and proceeded. The man also managed to dodge the icy Lyra delivered by using his fire magic to form a shield, though his shield was quite weak.
Lyra soon realizes why this man didn't directly use his magic to fight. Because the man was not good at magic! It has just been a few minutes and a few fireballs and shield, but the man's already sweating and his breathing became ragged.
Lyra smiled once she knew she was going to win. She launched another jump and swung her ice sword—the man barely managed to cast his fire shield and blocked the sword.
In the meantime...
"Damn you, Void user!!" Miss Trouble clicked her tongue when she realized that her battle was following the same pattern, as Altaire would either erase her thunder balls or cancel her spell in case she wanted to cast a powerful magic.
Altaire grinned widely, the pinch that he barely evaded.
[Hlynrian trinda] (Thunder ball)
"Again?" Altaire said mockingly. However, with just a little bit of sliding right, he managed to evade the attack.
"Huh, have your eyes gone blind, Onee-chan? It was a total miss!"
But he was greeted back with a wide smile.
Huh? Why would she smile when she certainly a total miss?
No, wait... could it be...?!
"...no way...," Altaire quickly knew what was going on and turned to look behind him—the thunder balls were aimed at Lyra!!
The woman's main target of the day was Altaire--but at that time, she didn't know that Lyra would cause her so much trouble. Now that she knows it, she thinks that she should get rid of her first.
"Lyra, be careful!!"
"Oh~ you dare ignore Onee-chan?!"
The crazed woman quickly closed in her distance to Altaire, and Altaire was shocked to realize that the moment he faced her again.
Lyra noticed Altaire's warning and quickly turned behind her to see the thunder balls while the man behind her cast another magical again—and Lyra was aware with the man's movement, as she could feel the fire's heat closing in on her.
If she dodged the man's fire, she would get hit by the thunder balls. If she dodged the lady's thunder ball, she would get hit by the man's fire. Dodging sideways didn't help as she could only make a small movement to the left or right--and the size of the fire and the area that the thunder balls could reach were quite wide. In other words, she was completely trapped.
Lyra spontaneously closed her eyes and screamed—unable to think which side she should dodge, as she also noticed Altaire's bad predicament. She was simply frozen in fear of what was going to happen.
At that moment, cracks started to form rapidly at Lyra's magical stone pendant. In no time, the stone was shattered to pieces with a loud crack. In her heart, she wondered, 'what was all this cracking sound?'
Moments later, Lyra realized that the pain she expected to feel wasn't there at all. When she opened her eyes, she realized that the thunder ball stopped right in front of her. The man's fire didn't get any inch closer to her. Not only that, the man's movement also ceased to work, along with the lady's ambush on Altaire. Even her brother didn't move.
"Eh...?" Lyra was taken aback by this sudden turn of events.
It's as if...
As if time has completely stopped, except for her time.
Just when she thought that time was indeed stopped for anyone else but her...
"Y, y, you little runt! What the hell... did you do?!" Miss Trouble's body couldn't move, but her facial could twitch in anger and her mouth could still curse Lyra.
"Lyra...? Is this your doing?" Altaire was also surprised.
No... It's not that time has stopped.
Only their body movements stopped.
"W, what is going on?" Lyra stared at all of them in
No, wait, I didn't do anything…
At that time, Lyra noticed that the weight she felt was slightly lighter—so she cast her gaze downward and noticed… that the magical stone on the her mom gave her has been shattered to pieces!!
What could this mean?
I certainly didn't use any sort of magical forces—I didn't even feel any mana leaking out!!
But how would that my breaking and how the others' movements stopped?
With her past self being completely foreign to the magical world, Lyra couldn't comprehend the phenomenon happening right in front of her.