32. I will not fly into a rage and kill a messenger who brings me bad news just to illustrate how evil I really am. Good messengers are hard to come by.

"L…Lord Zero, the… um… well…" the messenger stumbled pathetically over his words, clearly terrified.

"Just spit it out." I sighed and gestured for him to continue.

"Well, the Knights of Rounds have been deployed. They are on course to reach us in ten minutes."

"Which Knights?"

"Knight of Three, Knight of Six and Knight of Seven."

Gino Weinberg, Anya Alstreim, Suzaku…

"Go tell everyone to ready their Knightmares and prepare to fight." I ordered. The messenger stared at me in shock.

"Lord Zero… I brought you bad news…"


"Aren't you going to kill me?"

"Why should I? You were just doing what you were supposed to. And good messengers are hard to come by." I shrugged and turned away, heading off to the Knightmare hanger.

"T…Thank you, Lord Zero!"