Aoide regarded Haruto's battered face impassively.
He caught Aoide's gaze as he pleaded grudgingly.
A mistake to look directly upon the great and terrible goddess.
Meeting her fathomless eyes brought on the sorrow and fear of all her prey over the ages.
It sank over Haruto like a bitter frost.
When Haruto held up his breath, the wound across his torso welled with blood,