Episode 2- Gremory’s Calling (2)
“Then shall we write the contract?”
Gremory pulled out a sheet of parchment. The parchment was rolled out and they started writing on it.
“How is it?”
“Let’s see. I will examine it a little more.”
He read through it but he had already made a decision. There were no penalties even if he was defeated. But when he looked again, he noticed 2nd provision.
‘This contract will be maintained until the end of the ranking competition?’
Gremory had said that there was no end to the competition between the 72 Demon Lords.
This time he saw the 6th provision.
‘This agreement can be abolished with mutual agreement.’
In other words, it couldn’t be broken without the consent of both sides.
“I’d like to ask you one thing.”
“What is it?”
“This contract will last forever?”
“It can be abolished by mutual agreement or until the ranking competition ends.”
“If that doesn’t happen?”
“Of course, it will be forever.”
“Does that mean forever until my death?”
“Forever even after death.”
Lee Shin was shocked by Gremory’s words.
“It is natural for a demon’s contract to last even after death.”
Lee Shin felt this was creepy. She spoke about a horrible end in a kind and friendly tone.
Gremory gave him a beautiful smile.
“It isn’t bad for you. You will receive a generous hospitality during your stay. Nobody can hurt you and you can enjoy anything you want. The contractor of a Demon Lord has a high position.”
“But I am a bit reluctant since it will last after death.”
“Why? You can live a decent life.”
“I am also a human. I would like to add one clause to the contract.”
“I hope we can decide on the termination of the contract whenever I win.”
The clause would be added to the end of the document. Lee Shin needed to add a condition.
“I can’t do that!”
Gremory exclaimed emphatically. Her white face was tinged red with shame.
“It is very shameful for a demon lord to terminate their contract with the contractor. I’ll become a laughingstock!”
“I didn’t know that.”
Lee Shin was baffled. It felt like he had insulted a girl who confessed to him.
“Even if you are freed from the contract, it still needs to occur with my permission. That clause is absolutely unacceptable.”
“Then I can’t sign the contract.”
Lee Shin said strongly.
He desperately wanted to heal his wrist but he needed to start this on a strong note.
“It really is too much.”
Gremory grumbled while Lee Shin became giddy. The other person was a demon. That alone was enough to make him not feel guilty.
“I’m sorry but I can’t help it. I am human and we are afraid to make eternal contracts.”
“Hyu, I guess it can’t be helped.”
Gremory finally opened her mouth.
“Then I will add two more clauses.”
“What is it?”
“Take a look at the contract again.”
Lee Shin looked at the piece of paper where the terms and conditions had been changed.
10. Kaiser can terminate the contract upon achieving 10 wins. However, there should be more victories than defeats.
11. If Kaiser is defeated then he can’t return to his original world until the next victory.
‘Achieve 10 wins?’
Lee Shin asked her outright.
“How much time will the fight take until the ranking is determined?”
“It normally doesn’t exceed 2 hours before the outcome is reached.”
‘Is that it? Then I’m glad.’
Lee Shin had been afraid that each fight would last a few years so he could feel reassured. Then the condition of 10 wins was acceptable.
‘The winning percentage should be 50%.’
But the 11th provision was significant.
“I would like to hear more about the condition of not being able to return.”
“Right now your soul has travelled to the Demon World. Your physical body is asleep in your original world.”
“Then I will continue to sleep?”
“Right now I’ve stopped time. But if you are defeated then I won’t be able to stop time until you’ve won again.”
Gremory said with a smile.
“The shortest time is 10 days and the longest is 3 months. If you lose consecutive battles then it might be longer than that. Isn’t it fair to have a penalty for that?”
Lee Shin was worried for a brief moment.
But his conflict didn’t last long.
“Is it only 10 days to 3 months based on my world’s time?”
“The passage of time is the same.”
“Okay. Then I accept the contract.”
“If you are afraid of the penalty then we can return to the original conditions.”
“No it’s fine.”
Lee Shin said.
“It only affects me if I lose.”
“Your words are cool. So please place your blood here.”
Gremory pointed to the lower part of the contract.
Lee Shin was taken aback and Gremory laughed.
“A demon and human contract needs to be signed with blood.”
“I understand. Then blood….”
Lee Shin bit down on his finger but couldn’t draw blood. Gremory laughed and pulled out a small needle.
Kuk, and she lightly poked Lee Shin’s thumb. Lee Shin felt a small sting and there was a drop of blood on his thumb.
Lee Shin placed the blood on the contract. Gremory also took her own blood.
At the same time, the writing on the contract started squirming and changing.
‘Kaiser’ had been modified to ‘Lee Shin.’