"The Demon race!" someone exclaimed.
Tension rippled through the crowd. The demon race had all been pursued from the cultivation world. How could they resurface?
"The Demon race are not of the human world. It is forbidden for them to enter the human world." The Ke clan chief said dangerously. To his words, the demon lady laughed. Her pale and slightly dark lips made her out as ghostly as she laughed.
"The demon race is not here." she said and they all frowned. You are basically standing right there! Have some shame! All were thinking the same.
"It matters not if you are here or not. You will Die!" the Ku clan head realise a mountain of pressure on them. To this, the demon woman snorted and released hers. The two pressures collided in the sky and the crowd held their breath. The hair on their skin stood as a zinging ran across their skin. No one needed to be told that it was the Ku clan's lightening they were feeling. But with the lightening, came a smell of burnt hair in the air.
"Ah!" someone exclaimed. He was a lower level cultivator. The heat wave touching his skin felt as though he was standing in a burning room.
"The demon race fire!" another exclaimed.
"You claim to not be of the demon race yet you can use the demon race fire." Se Tibe snorted and released his sword qi on them and the sharp pressure threatened to cut on in half.
"Is this how the nine powers welcome outsiders?" the leader of the three finally spoke.
"You should not have come then." Lady Asin snorted.
"I am Ndong, leader of the demon people. Humans with demon blood through our veins. As such we are allowed into the human world." the leader said. His voice seemed leisurely, as though he did not feel the pressure released from the other two. To his words, many people felt their brows twitch. How can he proudly say he is called Ndong?
"Demon people? Never heard of them." Lady Mi said.
"You were the once that took that girl the other time? You have been in the human world for long." Tie Nse said. To this, the leader glanced at Tie Nse for a second.
"I have no idea what you speak of." he said and Tie Nse laughed.
"What took you so long to show your self. If you could not show yourself last time, why did you do so, now?" Tie Nse asked.
"So they have been here long." Sect master A'yong said.
"That girl, the one blessed by the Demon god. They took her." Lu Guan said loudly.
"What girl?" many started to ask.
"I see, Elder Hu once said that a girl blessed by the demon god was taken away by some mysterious people. You are them. If you hid before, why did you show yourself now?" the Ku clan chief asked.
"Why couldn't we come? All powers have gathered here. Honestly, I was quite offended that we did not get an invitation." to Ndong's words, everyone raised a brow.
"All powers?" Sect master Aya asked.
"We have come to declare; the demon people now have the right to enter the light realm with all of you. We must be given appropriate tokens." Ndong said solemnly. A rush of silence passed through the crowd, before anger followed behind it.
"Who do they think they are?"
"I want to know why you came out. Why did you refuse to hide no more?" Tie Nse's voice rang out of the angry crowd. The demon people leader finally gave Tie Nse a deep look.
"I have heard of you, Patriarch of the Heaven alliance, now seeing you, I don't understand the praise." he said.
"You have not answered." Ti Nse seemed to not take his words to heart.
"We were not always demon people. But with our new successor, we now classify as human. We have a right to enter the light realm." he answered.
"I see. You did not hide out of fear for us. You hid to prepare yourself to be eligible to enter the light realm. Though the human world had the law banning all demon race people, only humans can enter the light realm. Demons can not survive inside. Now that you have the right to enter and stand in the human world as a great power, you show up." Tie Nse analysed.
Many seemed to understand this fact. It was not hat all demons were removed from the human world, it is that those that remained were not truly demons or truly demons. When the demon race returned to the fifteen levels of hell, those that were not true demons could not go with them, nor were they accepted in the human world, so they stayed hidden all this time. Now that they have a right to be called human, they came out of hiding just in time to receive tokens to enter the light realm.
"Do you think we will just give it to you because you asked?" the Heaven alliance head protector had arrived.
This Author just had to put this out there.
The names in my book are basically words from my language (Ibibio and Anang) and I used them in this book because my people are always told that our language sounds like Japanese. Someone even claimed it sounded Korean. So basically, our words could be spelt out to look Asian.. hehe.(at least I am hoping it is.) Because of this, I used these words as names so that you would not cringe while reading an Asian genre with all the characters names in English. Sorry, I assumed you would cringe because I would. To give your guys the ultimate reading experience, I went with this route. I explained this because of the meaning of Ndong not explained in the story.
Ndong means maggot... ha. Can you guess what Iba means from Old Iba's name? I forget if I have ever said Old Iba's full name but, the next chapter you see Old Iba, Tie Nse will call his full name. ...hehe.. probably I will tell you the meaning then.