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The Melancholy of the Demon Lord Sai.: Punishment

by AzureEdge

AzureEdge This is the 8th chapter of the Melancholy of the Demon lord Sai, and before you read any of this, I ask that you read the earlier chapters for clarification! #summercamp15
3 knocks came to Sara’s door. “May I come in?”

A soft whisper turned into a normal tone. “Come in.”

“Sara, are you feeling better?”

She wiped the tears that she “I-I’m sorry daddy. You were right.”

“So, do you promise not to go into town again, unless we go with you?”

“Yes father. I was acting rash because it was a very low chance this could have happened, and I really wanted to go outside, so I’d like to apologize for that.”

“Its fine Sara, I understand your point of view, so don’t worry.”

“Thanks dad.”

Sai sighed, and was heading towards the door. “I’m sorry for being so overprotective, but this is for your own good.”

Sara nodded. “I understand.”

Sai smiled, “If you want anything from town, Cecil will personally go to town and get it for you.” He looked at the young girl who was following him, and asked “Why are you following me?”

Sara looked at Sai; who was scratched all over, but he seemed to be just fine. “Where’s the scary man?”

Sai looked worried. She had managed to recover from that in about an hour; was that even possible? “Why do you want to see the old scary man?”

“I want to kick him.”

Sai laughed at the thought of Sara kicking Rafael, after all the bastard did deserve it. They walked to the jail cell. Cecil greeted the two with a quick nod, and Sai opened the jail cell.

Sara walked into the jail cell, and with all the strength she could summon started kicking Rafael.

Rafael screamed in agony, as he was going to be beaten to death by a human girl of all things! “Make her stop! Please!”

Sai and Cecil smiled, as they both said in unison, “This is what you get; you bastard.”

After about couple hours of torture, Sara yawned. It was pitch-black outside, way past Sara’s bed time. “I’m going to bed now.” and she walked off.

Rafael tried to move into his bed, and probably knock the pain off, but he couldn’t. “I can’t feel anything.”

“That’s what you get. I’m going to bed as well. Cecil, I suggest that you go rest as well. ” Sai started to walk away from the prison room, and looked at Rafael. “ I hope you have a good night’s sleep as well.” Cecil nodded, and left the room to go sleep as well.

There was another slash at Rafael’s new fencing outfit, and with that slash, it was ruined. Rafael screamed. “ Sai, stop it! This is brand new! ”

Sai sighed. “It’s not my fault that you got hurt! This is a fighting match; you should fight to the end! ”

A young girl smiled at the two of them, and yelled her results of the fencing match. “I declare Sai the winner!”

Rafael stared at the girl with disbelief. “Hey Mercy! You’re supposed to be on my side!”

Mercy smiled. “But Sai won, fair and square. I don’t cheat when I say I referee sword matches fairly.”

Sai“When you betray me in the future, I will cut you down, with no hesitation.” I won’t provide any mercy. None at all, you hear?

“Yes sire.”
Sai, is this what you’ve become?

There was a pillow hit at Rafael’s face. “Wake up!”

Rafael yawned, and turned around. “Jeez, Sai, can’t you let me sleep for 5 minutes more?”

There was another pillow thrown at his fragile back. “5 minutes turns into 3 hours with you, so get up!”

He jerked awake, and sighed. “ Fine, fine. I’m awake now.”

Sai looked at the floor, already disgusted that this was a room in the castle. He didn’t clean it up because he thought that no-one would use it, but then again, he was wrong. “As prisoner, I want you to scrub this place up.”

Rafael laughed. “Me? Scrub this place up? Get Cecil to do it.”

Sai sighed. “I’ll help clean up with you then.”

“What? No sire, you can’t get your hands dirty with this work, I can do it myself!”

Sai threw Rafael a sponge and a brush. “You’re not going to get this finished in 3 days.”

He took the brush, and started to brush “Fine.”

“Why are you doing this instead of Cecil?”

“I need to do the work that commoners do, so I can understand my citizens more. Otherwise, I’m not much of a king, am I?” Sai took the sponge, and took the bucket next to him, and started to wipe the floor.

Rafael started to scrub the floor harder. “Why did you come here in the first place?”

Sai was starting to get annoyed of his questions. “Why do I have to explain my actions to you?”

“Did you really want to leave?”

“I didn’t want to leave, but I have to say goodbye to something here.”

“Goodbye to something here? What is it? The human girl?”

“I didn’t even know that she was going to be here; rather all of that happened by coincidence.”

Rafael sighed. “So it’s not the human girl.”

Sai whispered, “My father wanted me to destroy this castle.”

“I remember! Didn’t your father use this castle as a vacation spot when you were young?”Sai nodded.

“Why does he want you to destroy this?”

“I don’t know. I found that written in his diary, directed to me, like he knew I was going to read it.”

Rafael dropped his brush. “You went through your king Asher’s diary?”

“It’s a long story, I don’t need to explain.”

“Why did he want to destroy this place?”

“I don’t know, but I’ll find out.”

“Will you destroy this place?”

“I don’t know yet, but I want the demon essence in this castle to disappear. I want Sara to inherit this castle.”

“A human inheriting a human castle?”

He nodded his head. “Yes, she’s my daughter.”

“When will you realize that that human is just an illusion? She’s just a thing in your way from your throne!”

“She’s my daughter.”

“No she isn’t! She’s just another human and when she finds out, she’ll try to harm you!”

“She doesn’t have any outside contact; there’s no way that she’ll find out.”

Rafael snickered. “Humans all find a way to sneak out.”

Sai boasted, “I won’t let that happen.”

“I warn you, milord, please come back as soon as you can.”

“I will, and when I do, I won’t take any sudden vacations like these.”

“Do you promise on that?” Sai nodded. Rafael continued on, “Anyway, what is Cecil doing?”

“Teaching Sara the proper etiquettes of being a lady.”

“And that’s why you’re cleaning up? Do you do this often?”

Sai shook his head. “When I first entered the castle, it was a mess, so I cleaned up then. I’ve been taking care of Sara in my pastime, sparring, and reading in the library.”

“Reading? Now that I think about it, you’ve always liked to learn about other places.”

“And I have. I’ve almost read every book in the library, and I must say, they’re all pretty interesting.”

“I still can’t understand you, and your love for books.”

“Don’t mind me and my love for my books, ok? You know, I could poke holes at you and your love for ladies. I don’t understand you for that.”

“How can a demon lord not understand ladies? There’s tons of beautiful ladies at the palace, why can’t you just choose one? Or not, you can choose as many as you want!”

“I want someone who could love me, not just for that.”

“But that’s the best part!”

“I really don’t understand you incubus.”

“You don’t understand my wife and the succubus either then.”

“I never understood Mercy anyway, or the way how both of you cheat off of each other for your own desires.”

“Well, it’s the way we are, but we still love each other~”

Sai sighed. “What is love anyway?”

“You don’t know what love is?”

“I can’t tell anymore.”

“You love that girl, not as your daughter, but rather as your lover.”

Sai sighed. Rafael had really found him out, and there was nothing he could do to deny his emotions. “You could always read my thoughts, so there’s no hiding it now.”

Rafael sighed, and dropped his brush. “You can’t fall in love with a human; you’re our king! You’re supposed to destroy these scum! ”

“I don’t know how to deal with these feelings.”

“When the time comes right, you’ve got to show her your charm.”

Sai picked up his sponge, and continued cleaning. “My charm?”

“Of course! As the king, you’ve got all the power, and just about everything you need!”

Sai shook his head. “She’s scared of me. Well, not me, but the other me.”

“Does she avoid you?”

“No, well not yet. She can’t avoid me, and we spend just about every day together.” I’ve watched her grow up, but occasionally she has nightmares.”

“Nightmares about you.”

Sai silently nodded. “Yes. She screams occasionally in her dream, but refuses to tell me what the dream’s about. I comfort her, and then she sleeps.”

“She really relies on you then.”

He smiled. “She does, indeed. But then again, as a daughter, doesn’t she have to rely on me?”

“She does, yes.”

“She’s a good kid, don’t worry.”

“You’re pretty good at hiding your emotions.”

“I am, and I prefer to keep it that way.” Footsteps could be heard from the entrance, and Cecil and Sara walked into the prison. Sai and Cecil were rather tired from working; not that they did any work at all.

“Lord Sai, why are you helping this villain?”

Sara snickered, “More like a criminal.”

“This place is a dump, so it’d be nice to make it clean in here. Also, I’ll let him walk freely around the castle; but he’ll sleep here, and I’ll lock him here. If he tries anything Sara, I will strike him down the moment I see him.”

Sara pointed to him again, although she had forgiven him inside, she wasn't going to admit that anytime soon. “Daddy, I want him out of this place as soon as possible!”

“He’ll be treated as a prisoner, but I haven’t had a guest in years. So I guess we’ll treat him like one, isn’t that right Cecil?”

Cecil gave a quick nod. “It is as you say Lord Sai.”

Sai had a quick smile on his face, and then proceeded to say, “Then it shall be! Rafael shall be our guest!”
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