“They are coming… run…”
I look at the teal haired woman with a frown and forcibly remove my hand from her grip.
“We will talk later. Her condition is critical and she needs help,” I say while pointing at the redhead.
“But sister… Her last wish is to save…”
I don’t wait for her to finish and quickly stand up. Then, I start running towards my room but before I can reach it, the door opens up from the inside.
“What with these loud noises…”
Lucy steps out and her voice trails off as she sees the bloody scenery in front of her eyes.
“LUCAS!” she shrieks looking at my blood-stained shirt.
“Not mine. Where is the nectar, sister!?” I say urgently.
Lucy gives a quick glance behind me and seems to understand the emergency of the situation, as immediately after, she gives me a nod before running back inside the room.
A few seconds later, she comes back and hands me a small glass bottle filled with a shiny golden liquid. While running back towards the redhead, I open the stopper of this bottle and pour a small amount of the golden liquid inside my mouth.
Reaching her, I grab hold of her jaw, and to make her drink the nectar forcibly through mouth-to-mouth. Even though the irony taste of blood spread across my taste buds, I keep my mouth connected with hers until all the nectar gets transferred.
Then, I again pour some nectar inside my mouth and move towards the teal-haired woman to give her mouth-to-mouth as well.
“I can drink by myself—Muuhhhm”
This time, I face a little difficulty as her tongue keeps getting in my way, but I still manage to somehow force all the nectar down the throat.
“Haa~ you will be fully healed in a minute or so. The redhead will take a longer time. Probably even an entire day,” I say while sitting back straight.
At first, the teal haired woman frowns at me with blushing cheeks but then, her expressions change to that of wonderment as all her bruises and cuts start to disappear one-by-one. The redhead’s wounds also stop bleeding and a little color returns to her lifeless face.
Hmm… So, it can be used in near-death cases as well, huh?
“What… did you make us drink?” the teal-haired woman asks in surprise.
“Nectar,” I answer.
“N-Nectar!? The drink of the gods!?” she exclaims.
“W-Where did you get that!? And who are you!?”
“Don’t panic. I am not some god in disguise or even close. In fact, I am your blood-related brother; Lucas. And how I got nectar? Well, a certain someone gave it to our older sister; Lucy,” I answer.
“Someone gave you… Wait! B-Brother Lucas and sister Lucy…” the teal haired woman says while moving her gaze from me to Lucy who has also come to stand beside me.
The next moment, she stands up and effortfully walks towards Lucy to enclose her into a tight hug.
“W-We though you died. I am so happy that you are back, sister,” she says while getting teary.
Lucy just simply pats her back without reacting excessively.
Man, will any of my sisters hug me? I was even closer to her this time…
Haa~ well, looking at how we have never even met each other before, I guess I should be happy that they at least know about me.
“So, are you Sienna or Arya?” I ask while standing up as well.
“I am Arya. And thank you for saving sister Sienna. I was so scared…” she says.
Arya is my younger sister. If I remember correctly, she should be 18 years old right now, making her a year older than the twins and a year younger than me.
And the redhead resting on the floor is my older sister Sienna. She is 22 years old and is the second oldest among us six siblings.
Suddenly, Iris says while walking towards Arya and hugging her. Ivy moves towards Sienna and places her hand on top of her head as if checking her temperature. Though her face is still expressionless, I can tell that she is really concerned.
“What happened to both of you?” Iris asks in a scared voice.
Arya’s expressions turn seriously again and she looks at all of us.
“There are Gegenees in the forest…” she informs us.
“Gegenees? Here?” I ask while raising my eyebrows.
Gegenees is a race of six-armed giants that are found in the eastern part of the country. They are children of Gaia, the goddess of earth, and thus, are also known as the earthborn.
But still, for Gegenees to appear in the southern region…
“Do you know how they got here?” I ask.
“No, I was shocked as well when they appear out of nowhere and started attacking our hunting party. Nearly everyone was killed. I would have died as well if sister Sienna wouldn’t have protected me using her own body as a shield,” She answers.
“Well, it certainly explains the condition of her body,” I say while looking down at Sienna resting on the floor.
“Anyway, why did you told me to run? Are they coming towards the town?” I ask with a frown.
“Yes, they are. And we need to inform the guild as soon as possible!” she says urgently.
“But you must have met the guards at the entrance gate, right? You didn’t inform them?”
“No, I… I flew over the wall because it was the shorter route inside,” she says.
“You flew over the wall?” I ask, surprised.
Hmm… Looks like Arya has inherited the ability to fly from Zeus just like Lucy has inherited the power to create thunderbolts.
Surely, Sienna and the twins must have some powers as well. But well, this is not the time to pry about this…
“So, do you know how many earthborn are there?” I ask.
“I don’t know their exact number in the forest, but our party was attacked by three of them.”
Well, earthborns are powerful and dangerous creatures. With the level of demigods and human adventurers in this small town, three of them together must have proven to be really formidable foes.
Hmm… we might have one advantage here…
“By the way, did you just fly all the way here or did it just to cross over the wall?” I ask.
“Sister Sienna was wounded really badly, so, I had no choice but to fly all the way. The reason why I fell down earlier is because I expended all my energy,” she answers, looking a little confused from my question.
“And how far are these earthborns from the town?”
“A little more than four miles, I guess…”
“Okay… You see, earthborns can be fast when fighting, but they travel pathetically slow. I think we have more than three hours in hand before they reach even reach the walls surrounding the town, let alone start destroying it” I tell her.
“Really? 3 hours?” Arya asks, surprised.
“Yes, but still, it’s early in the morning and the guild will have to summon demigods and adventurers. We need to inform them fast,” I say.
“I will go at once!” Arya says with a nod.
“No, you are in no condition to go. Sister, you go and inform them…” I say while turning to look at Lucy.
“But I don’t even know where the guild is…” she says with a frown.
“Iris can show you the way. Though we cannot send her alone as there is a chance that the guild manager might not believe her. I cannot go because there is an important thing I have to do,” I say meaningfully.
Lucy looks at me for a couple of seconds.
“Fine… Iris, take me to the guild,” she says while starting to move towards the door.
“O-Okay,” Iris says and follow her outside.
I lift up Sienna from the floor and carry her to mine and Lucy’s room.
“Ivy, wipe off the dirt and blood covering her body with hot water and clean all the wounds that haven’t fully healed yet,” I say while putting Sienna’s body on top of the bed.
“Okay…” Ivy answers before leaving the room to fetch water and cloths.
“Now, Arya, you should take a bath as well and rest for a while. We might need your help later,” I say.
“You are covered in blood as well, brother. Let’s bath together. It will save time,” Arya says with a smile.
“Together?” I ask with my eyebrows raised.
“Yes, we are siblings, right? There should be no problem,” she answers innocently.
Sibling or not, I am a fully-grown man, you know?
“I have no problem if you don’t,” I say with a shrug.
Only an idiot would refuse to bath with a hot girl like her.
“And well, if we are saving time, I guess I should invite one more person to the bath,” I say.
“And who is that?” Arya asks with a frown.
I close my eyes and concentrate.
“Nemesis, your master calls upon you. Present yourself!”