Endless Path : Infinite Cosmos Chapter 2063 | einlion
After cooking up the girls a light meal and sending them off to bed, Vahn spent a few hours just chatting with Shiroyasha as Black Rabbit ran off to act as a Judge Master for various Gift Games.
Though they mainly specialized in the sale and exchange of information, Thousand Eyes was also the primary regulatory organization between the 4 and 7-Digit Gates of the East Side. Each of the stores were connected through the same dimensional space, so, whenever a request for an official judge came in, Black Rabbit was immediately dispatched to make sure everything was conducted fairly.
The difference between a Judge Master and a Host Master, the colloquial term given for anyone with the capacity to host a Gift Game, was that Moon Rabbits were the only species connected to the Central Network of the Little Garden. This allowed them to immediately detect when rules were broken, either indirectly or advertently. In such instances, the person who violated the rules would immediately lose the game. She could even put a game on hold. Thus, as the last surviving Moon Rabbit, Black Rabbit's abilities were highly sought after by Communities hosting highbrow or high stakes Gift Games.
Fortunately, Shiroyasha's [Omnipresent Television] perfectly suited her version of omniscience. It basically allowed her to spy on anyone or anything within the Little Garden, and, much like Vahn's ability to freely navigate his memories, she was able to control the 'camera' with her thoughts. She used this to keep track of Black Rabbit's movements throughout the Little Garden, and, at least in this particular instance, she was using it to tease Vahn.
"Pretty cool, huh? Since I'm the one who developed the enchantments, they don't work on anything directly linked to me."
Despite rolling his eyes, Vahn didn't take his eyes away from the screen as Shiroyasha manipulated the 'camera' to follow Black Rabbit around at an anime-style 'upskirt' angle. It was actually a sight to behold, but, as someone who had perceived the bodies of countless people during his journey through the Records, Vahn's voyeuristic tendencies had faded away quite some time ago. He was only really attracted to women who 'wanted' him to look at them, and, while he and Black Rabbit were making decent progress, he didn't get off on something as mundane as seeing her panties.
Clicking her tongue, Shiroyasha pressed a button on her remote that caused Black Rabbit's clothes to appear transparent. This caused Vahn's expression to morph into a deadpan as he looked toward her and remarked, "You're well aware of her past. Do you really think it is appropriate for you to-"
"Shove it up your butt, dragon brat. I'm not doing any harm. Besides, even if I'm not looking, I can still 'see' everything. You know exactly what I'm talking about so cut me some slack. I'm just trying to have a bit of fun."
Shaking his head, Vahn decided to withhold his comment. He knew Shiroyasha was telling the truth, and, even without the [Omnipresent Television], she could still see everything. In other words, much like himself, she was limiting her abilities to make life more interesting.
Regaining her cheeky, imp-like smile, Shiroyasha rolled to a seated position before asserting, "Now that we're alone, I'm curious. Have you had sex with that 'Template' you made of me? Or, better yet, have you pretended to be me whilst having sex? I want all the juicy details."
Since she didn't have to be looking at the television to know what was taking place, Shiroyasha could easily carry on a conversation. She also considered herself something of a connoisseur when it came to various perversions, so, after witnessing the spectacle that was Vahn's love life, she was 'understandably' interested in the specifics.
Raising his brows, Vahn was about to ask why she was suddenly interested in his personal affairs when Shiroyasha beat him to the punch, explaining, "It's just a healthy curiosity, really. My words weren't an invitation to add me to your bucket list if that's what you're worried about. Though, if you transformed into Black Rabbit...I wouldn't mind playing with you a bit~."
Licking her lips, Shiroyasha looked like she might pounce on him the moment he transformed. Instead, Vahn remained as is, a wry smile on his face as he answered, "No and No. I've only spoken with Rimuru a handful of times ever since they entered one of my Actualized Worlds. I also identify as a man, so, even though I can transform into a woman, I tend to avoid it. I'm comfortable enough in my sexuality to admit I have a bit of experience with such things, but it doesn't even scratch the surface of my exploits as a man."
Not expecting Vahn to be so 'open', Shiroyasha's expression showed genuine surprise, her cat-like eyes scrutinizing him with equal parts curiosity and amazement.
"Are you, perchance, bragging...?"
Responding with a teasing smile and a playful wink, Vahn mused, "I have good reason to. Though my actual Luck parameter is terrible, I consider myself to be one of the most fortunate people in all realities. Not only am I fortunate enough to cross paths with innumerable amazing women, but, for a variety of reasons, I have been given the privilege to love many. Even now, despite possessing no intentions towards her, I'm being set up with Black Rabbit. You clearly had your reasons for thinking that was a good idea, so, you tell me. Do I have the right to brag~?"
Though she was originally going to accuse Vahn of being cheeky, Shiroyasha began laughing in a strange, "Yohohohoho~" like manner before flipping out her fan, covering her mouth, and saying, "You really are something special. With the exception of yours truly, the vast majority of perverts are actually pretty timid when it comes to discussing their exploits. I wonder, does your bravado come from being a dragon? Or is it something else...?"
Moving the fingers of his left hand in a supernatural display of dexterity, Vahn maintained his smile as he answered, "People called me Sage Aldrnari and Godhand long before I became known as the Sage Dragon Emperor. When it comes to bestowing pleasure, relaxation, and comfort, I have reason to believe my skills are unmatched. If I got serious, I could even mold a person like soft clay without harming them in the slightest."
Punctuating his words, Vahn manifested a radiant golden Gift Card with the finesse of a magician before flicking it towards her. This caused her snaggletoothed smile to briefly fade, but, once she saw what was on the card, her eyes widened quite as she fell backward, literally rolling on the floor and laughing...
[Record of Origin: Godhand]
Function: Designates the holder as a Progenitor who has mastered massage techniques to the point of transcending reason. So long as there is no malicious intent, there is nothing the user cannot achieve with a bottle of oil and a massage bed. Rather than comparing your skills to others, all other people's skills are compared to yours.
Though his [Hands of Nirvana] had been reduced to S-Rank, this was largely due to its origins as a medical technique. There were quite a few Gods, Asuras, and even Demon Lords with truly ludicrous healing skills so it was only natural that the [Hands of Nirvana] would have its rank reduced when it was, quite literally, being compared to every other medical technique in existence. Fortunately, this was only a temporary arrangement, and, once he gained some experience using it on higher-tiered beings, Vahn was confident he could restore it to SSS-Rank...
Finished with her laughing fit, Shiroyasha sat back up, eyes glistening like stars as she said, "I never expected you to pull out a Record of Origin related to something so hilarious. Do you have any idea how rare these things are? It basically signifies that every other massage technique in existence now originates from you. If you wanted to, you could completely redefine how people in all worlds view massaging. Heck, you could even proclaim yourself as the principle 'God of Massaging' and history would change to reflect that. Tell me, do you have any other Records of Origin? I'm really curious to know."
With the aid of Sis, Vahn was able to identify two more Records of Origin. He kept one hidden away, but, knowing Shiroyasha would be interested in the other, he passed it over, saying, "I believe this is the one you're looking for...?"
Accepting the card, Shiroyasha's eyes widened even more so than before. After all, the card in her hand was literally called [Record of Origin: Vahn Aldrnari Mason]. In other words, Vahn truly was a singularity, the first of his kind in all of creation. Others might have a similar name, but, much like the various Heroes, Gods, Deities, Dragons, and Demons found within the Little Garden, there was always a single individual that served as the basis for every other entity with the same name.
Figuring she should return the favor, Shiroyasha manifested a total of three golden cards before passing over one and musing, "You're not the only one who is special, brat."
[Record of Origin: White Night Demon]
Function: Designates the holder as the personification of the Geocentric Model. Though the Rank was reduced due to the popularity of the Heliocentric Model and non-planar worlds, the holder is still recognized as one of the original Solar Deities.
Feats: The White Night Demon has only ever suffered three defeats. The first culminated in the creation of night and day. The second is responsible for the concepts of morning, afternoon, and evening. The third represents the first eclipse, the transition from Divine to Demonic.
Though he had already been aware of Shiroyasha's identity, Vahn couldn't help feeling a bit of awe towards the petite Demoness smiling back at him. He never even imagined that he might encounter a being that was the personification of something as abstract yet universal as the day-night cycle. It indicated that Shiroyasha's existence was fundamentally related to the passage of time in all worlds, and, depending on the decisions she made, she could drastically alter how every being in the Lower Realms viewed their home star.
Handing the card back, Vahn's eyes briefly shifted towards the other two golden cards in her hand as he said, "Impressive. I mean, I knew you were amazing but it seems I may have underestimated you a bit..."
Noticing Vahn's gaze, Shiroyasha slipped her other two Records of Origin into the overlapping folds of her kimono as she replied, "Don't worry. I'm used to it. Ever since that bastard Nicolaus proposed the idea of the Heliocentric Model, my Origin has become increasingly obscure. I also hate standing out, a stark contrast to arrogant assholes like Apollo and copycats like Amaterasu. Fortunately, I still possess more than half of the Principal Sun Authorities so it doesn't matter how much those brats kick and scream. They'll never shine the brightest~."
Despite her diminutive height, Shiroyasha was able to emit an aura that would make the Amaterasu Vahn encountered in the Nasuverse appear 'small'. It wasn't happenstance that had allowed her to secure place as the Rank 10, and, while he wasn't sure if she had overcome the boundary between Tiers 5 and 6, she had to be close.
Offering an appreciative smile, Vahn remarked, "Amazing..." with all the sincerity he could muster. This caused Shiroyasha to rub the underside of her nose with the back of her right index finger, a massive grin on her face as she playfully restored, "I know, right~?"
Nodding his head in affirmation, Vahn was prepared to offer her a bit more praise when Shiroyasha suddenly discarded her ha lolita dress in a single motion. Then, with an even larger grin on her face, she struck what was undoubtedly supposed to be a sexy pose as she eagerly exclaimed, "Now then! You've tempted me with a good time. Let's put those 'immeasurable' skills to the test. Sculpt me~!"
(A/N: Alternate Titles: 'Shiroyasha, Goddess of Voyeurism...','Immeasurable...','Run (*bass drops*)')
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