Lord Alsius flew over the dramatic terrain of Ahishiran countryside. He lost, to a girl. How embarrassing was that? Sarah was too much for him. He wouldn't expect such vivid show of raw power.
He would have to approach this a different way. Possessing Sarah directly was impossible, not with that damn Mark of Life on her face, as it nullified any dark magic. However, Alsius wasn't a big goof and he knew his way around magic. Before he knocked on the door of his castle, hidden in the dark realm, he had a plan formed in his head.
"There, your parents
left this behind. It was supposed to be yours, once you'd be old enough." King Solstice opened a bulky wooden door, to reveal rich decorated hideout, fit for a princess.
Sarah gasped at the sight of expensive decorations and spacious room. She was used to a simple life in her attic habitat, that didn't even have a window. The only source of light was a missing brick in the wall, which she had to put back every ti