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‘I would rather be reaping souls right now,’ said Dennex.
‘I know you would, but it’s just for today.’
Cisco looked up from his phone. ‘Probably. I guess it just depends on how Ma and Shenado feel tomorrow.’
The reaper sighed.
‘You really enjoy reaping souls, don’t you?’
‘It is very important work. And sadly, it is increasingly overlooked as time goes on. Reapers get too caught up in their dealings with their servants and neglect the suffering of the deceased.’
‘If that’s how you feel, then why did you agree to join the Vanguard with me? Sai-hee’s group is the one that deals the most with reaping, right?’
‘That is exactly why. Sai-hee’s group doesn’t need anyone to remind them of its importance. The Vanguard does. And this way, I also get to fight Abolish a lot more.’
‘Ah. Does Abolish bother to reap souls at all, you think?’
‘I know some of them do. It’s part of their shared belief system. Giving souls to their “Void” consciousness.’
‘But I also know that some only gather souls in order to feed them to their aberrations. Those are the ones I would most like to kill.’
‘Preying on the helpless.’
‘I can think of nothing more disgusting.’
Cisco could only nod in agreement. He knew the Vanguard had an entire division devoted to hunting down aberrations, and Dennex had told him on their first day together that he intended to join it when Cisco grew strong enough. Once he’d been a servant for four years, he would be able to request a transfer out of the division of his parents, but he would probably need more time than that, he figured. The aberration hunters were renowned for their strength.
He returned to his phone, just waiting for the bell to ring so that he could follow his sister to her next class. She hadn’t been too pleased with his decision to shadow her all day, but he didn’t really care about her opinion. Ma wanted him to look after her, and that was exactly what he was going to do.