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, he thought when he replied his question of what he wanted. Sou immediately sighed at that answer, wondering whether this chained man thought he had a great sense of humor. His eyes continued gazing at Iriko silently, showing that he clearly is not interested in some stupid jokes just because he did some reps earlier ago. As much as it was nice to see another living being in Hell, Sou wasn't interested in bullshit.
When Iriko broke into laughter, he stood there in silence - picking one of his ears until he had stopped laughing away at whatever that made him laugh and scratched his head when he was finally finished laughing, going as far as calling him a dick because of how he treated him just now."You done laughing?"
, as his words and tone was blunt and cold.
To Sou, Iriko was as good as dead. He doesn't have the ability to feel other people's reiatsu inside of them to gauge how strong they are but seeing his state of being chained, bleeding and even struggling to keep himself together - he was no different. Whoever that demon that chained him to this state in Hell, Sou had learnt one thing from this exchange: that "demon" is probably strong and best not overstep his boundaries until he learns who this person is.
As he hears Iriko kept rambling off, something in his sentence ticked him off along the lines of "I've got nothing", causing Sou to click his tongue in annoyance and release a sudden burst of pressure that washes over Iriko's entire being, temporarily cutting him off from what he was about to say after that sentence.
There wasn't any form of spiritual power behind the force that he was emitting towards Iriko -- it was pure pressure with not even a drop of any spiritual energy in it, it was Sou's own strength alone that allowed him to perform such a feat for a human.
He only uttered a single word: "Pathetic. Just.. pathetic."
His pressure eventually faded away after releasing it for several seconds to let Iriko continue what he was about to do and chucked over his crutch towards and in front of Iriko, which may look like a typical underarm crutch from the hospital but on closer look, it would appear to be a modified weapon."All you do is whine having nothing but you don't do anything about it. You felt it yourself - I have nothing either. No powers, no spiritual energy, nothing and yet you don't see me talking shit."
Sou maintained his calm but visibly pissed off. Unlike before, he didn't lash it out against him but instead, did the opposite."You want to have something so much? Take my weapon then - I don't need it."
He gestured Iriko to take the crutch that he chucked towards him. Sou did all of this for one reason and one only -- he himself was a powerless human before and even after his death. He was able to make it this far and become this powerful was because he persevered and tolerated all the shit he had to go through. Australia War, Shadin, Nozomi, the Demon Queen herself, everything to surpass Mana and become the strongest human of all even if he didn't have a shred of superpowers.
All the presumed "powers" he had were just mimics of an actual power by using equipment to produce them and use his physical strength to guide them. He wasn't anything special but at least he didn't whine powerlessly like this chained man did.
If Iriko continued to offer him to blow bubbles from the blower he took out despite what he did? Sou would cover his face with his hand, laughing it off for a short while before he quickly recovered."You're one interesting dude, aren't you?"
, as he smirked."I'll repeat myself one more time: what do you want?"
After asking his question, he waved Iriko's offer of his blower away, indicating that he wasn't interested in some kid's toy."Answer me honestly and I'll let you ask me anything you want to know about."