Wu Yan rubbed his aching temple.
"We can put a raincheck on that sleeping thing. What was it you wanted to talk to me about?"
She finally mustered her courage to cut into the issue.
"Lord Rowan, I want to ask you about Gawain."
Wu Yan nodded.
Lucca showed sadness and disappointment.
"Lord Rowan, do you already know why Gawain rejected me?"
"No, I should be asking you, do you know why you got rejected?"
Wu Yan asked.
"I want to know if you already know before this."
"Nope, you don't want to know."
Wu Yan stared at her.
"I know you already sensed this. The distance you created between Gawain and your fear of Gawain."
"Isn't that right?"
"Gawain is not letting me ride because of my fear?"
"Your fear of riding Gawain."
Wu Yan answered.
"Gawain is doing this for you."
Wu Yan watched as Lucca started sobbing.
"I-it's my fault Gawain became so weak."
Lucca knew Gawain rejected her because she is in no condition to fly.
Lucca is more worried about Gawain than her future.
Both are equally altruistic.
"Lucca, now is not the time for sadness."
Wu Yan shut her down.
"Gawain is still weakening by the day. One day, Gawain will die from a lack of Astral. Do you want to see Gawain dead?"
Lucca shook her head.
"Then, you're the only hope for Gawain."
He placed his hands on Lucca's shoulder.
"Get over your trauma, become stronger for Gawain's sake and rebuild the Astral Pathway. That is how you're going to save him."
"C-can we go back?"
"C-can I do it?"
"Gawain is just waiting for you to get better. He is willing to stake his life to protect his master, that is about as loyal as one can be."
Wu Yan rubbed her head.
"Don't worry, I will help you."
She blushed when Wu Yan showed him a smile of acknowledgment.
"I got it, Lord Rowan."
"That's the spirit!"
Wu Yan sighed.
"Plus, you said you would bed me, why wouldn't I help you?"
Lucca started blushing.
A dark lightning bolt struck down from the silent night.
She glomped Wu Yan Subconsciously.
Before he can enjoy the elven embrace, a deafening roar came from outside the window.
She shut her eyes tightly. He can feel her petite figure through her thin nightgown.
Wu Yan ignored the softness near his chest.
"Well? Are you ladies done hiding?"
The window opened as three beautiful women stood up with guilty smiles.
Rebecca spoke first.
"You found us, huh?"
Cossette tried to get Silvia to buck up.
"It's just thunder, why are you so afraid?"
Silvia looked up with teary eyes. When she saw Wu Yan and Lucca hugging, she immediately turned hostile.
"Cossette is right. It's just thunder, when are you two going to stop hugging one another?!"
Lucca hurriedly backed away with a red face.
Even Wu Yan had to admit he was momentarily charmed by her.
"Now isn't the time to fool around in a lover's quarrel."
Rebecca looked up at the sky.
They looked in that direction.
They saw a swirling hurricane cloud up in the sky.
Red lightning flashed within as the demonic rumble gave the air a sinister vibe.
Cú Chulainn and Lancelot growled at the sky. They started channeling magic without their masters' commands. They got into stances.
"Looks like they felt something."
Rebecca assessed the situation.
"This looks like..."
Wu Yan mumbled as he confirmed her suspicion.
This is the same precursor storm as the last Necromantia attack. The dark clouds, the red lightning, and the sinister presence.
The ground started shaking, it looked like earthquake and a hurricane struck at the same time. With no signs at all, it looked like multiple calamities were about to hit Ansullivan Dragonar Academy.
Wu Yan and Lucca almost tripped.
Lucca tripped but Wu Yan caught her.
Lucca pointed in a certain direction. She sensed something there.