Sirius spoke softly, as he looked into the directory. He carefully read into a pharagraph, crossing underlines with his fingers.
"The directory says, that these two children-Lutenger and Miranda-has much more qualification than you, Alcor-who is almost as important as 7 members of USAD. Interesting. Very interesting. I don't know what it is, but these children has something special inside them. Even these two is Liobern's family, I won't be surprised(Lutenger jolted with surprise when he said that).One thing more-very odd and strange. The name 'Oberon' isn't in the directory, even in the 'Pleanet' part. That means, 'Oberon' is NOT his real name. WHAT is his true name? TELL ME."
Alcor gulped, and said cautiously.
"Okay, I'll tell you. But promise me one thing-never, EVER tell that name to ANYONE! The true name musn't be known to the world, especially the army of the dark."
Alcor carefully whispered something in Sirius' ear. Lutenger tried to listen, but, because both the voice was too soft and he was too far away, he coudn't hear anything, except for Sirius' voice, "I got it." and the quick, hastily flipping of book pages.
A few seconds later, Sirius raised his head from the directory, and spoke as if he coudn't believe the truth he saw.
"That's... I knew that he was important, but... unbelievable. Strange enough.. Okay.. I got it. (He cleared his throat) Okay. All of you, except Alcor, is qualified to get the 'Dark Stone'. But what will you going to do with that? It's no use, only making your task harder."
Alcor smiled a bit, hiding mysterious ex-pression behind her smile.
But it was all 'too late'.
Polaris was wound tightly to the one end of the room. On the other side, there stood Koward, with his whip. He swung it, and it slashed Polaris, leaving horrible pain.
"I am not your 'slave' anymore!"
Koward shouted as he continued to whip.
"I won't be. Ordering me to do something I hate to? You did that exactly to me. You mustn't have thought that I will only obey you. Now, tell me something. HOW DO YOU FEEL when someone you hated the most, is slashing you with the whip?"
Polaris wasn't sure about Koward's action-either a part of his small play, or his true feeling. He knew that he owned Koward as a slave, and the 'slave' did exactly what he wanted, for last five thousand years. Now he wasn't sure. Would the 'slave' do exactly what he wanted, or wouldn't he?
Polaris spotted some of the minor spirits, higher level then the other Pleanets, but a little lower than the other spirits. If it wasn't them, he could've....
He shouted to them, suddenly having a good idea.
"Go downwards! Get some help!"
Instantly all the minor spirits jumped out of them entrance, attatched to the golden light bridge that was still there, and started to sild down. As they touched the ground, the bridge faded away, Polaris noticed that it was the power of the dark stone which made the bridge fade away. Lutenger and the others had just activated the stone to destroy the bridge, to avoid Polaris from getting invaded. Of course they didn't know that Koward was already there.
"All right. Now, no conversation to the low land."
Polaris said, releasing himself from Koward's rope-kind of rope.
"You said that you are 'not' my slave anymore? Well, let's see that."
"YOU WILL REGRET WHAT YOU SAID."
-to be continued-