Eclipse Hunter Volume 2: Having Friends, Having Feelings
Original novel in Chinese by: 御我 (Yu Wo)
Prologue—translated by Trespasserby (proofread by Arcedemius &EvlNabiki; C/E edited by lucathia)
Not too long ago, there was a criminal operation aimed against the Sun Emperor. The criminals had placed countless bombs in the Sun Alliance headquarters owned by the Sun Emperor. They threatened the Sun Emperor with the thousands of people in the building, and planned to abduct him.
The Sun Emperor, called cold-blooded and heartless by people up until this point, agreed to their request in an unprecedented move, shocking people so much their eyeglasses shattered. The release of thousands of hostages made it even clearer that the Sun Emperor had truly fallen into the hands of the criminals.
But following that, the headquarters had still been blown up and the entire building was instantly reduced to a pile of rubble. Fortunately, the few thousand people were no longer inside.
Initially, the populace was all at a loss. They were in despair waiting for a huge financial crisis, a stock market crash, the collapse of the global economy, or other bad news to arrive the next day. However, the following morning, the Sun Emperor himself, under the protection of numerous bodyguards, slowly walked amidst the rubble of the building… The threat of a financial crisis vanished into nothing.
The frightening fact that he was able to emerge unscathed even under such circumstances not only terrified his enemies, but also made the general populace revere him even more.
Several days later, the media, who were even better than the police at getting their hands on any information, released a short video clip. A strange black shadow flew up to the top of the building during the time the Sun Emperor was being held captive, and when the building exploded, it flew away from the building.
Some people said it looked like a large black bird. There were also people who said with certainty that it was a flying machine the Sun Alliance had just developed. But some also said…
“He’s a demon! I saw him fly over with my own eyes, and heard him say with my own ears that he’s a demon!” A certain busboy from a restaurant shouted this wildly.
Most people just smiled at the busboy with pity.
How could there be demons in this world?
If a demon really did save the Sun Emperor—a demon had saved the leader with control over the world—then what would that say about this world?
Was it then actually hell?