Holistic Fantasy Chapter 86: Reason and counter-point
Noah is a threat to this world?
This might be hard or misleading to hear but Noah understood where Seitenshi is coming from.
In this despair-filled world, even if varanium is an effective weapon against Gastrea. Humanity is still barely holding on in this continuous struggle against the Gastrea, just avoiding extinction is a feat worthy of celebration.
Initiator and Promoters, civil defense force is the last hope of humanity.
Rumor has it that the strongest Initiator is someone who could topple the military balance between major national forces.
Cursed children who are all endowed with some characteristics of Gastrea are instrumental in this struggle for survival. They each had the potential to become a stellar initiator.
Fairy Tail’s existence is causing the number of initiators to decrease.
“According to my intelligence, IISO contacted Fairy Tail multiple times hoping for a partnership where Fairy Tail would supply cursed children for IISO to assign to promoters as initiators. However, Noah-san rejected them over and over right?”
“Forgive me but your actions are going to cost us a lot of capable initiator-promoter pairs that can fight against the hordes of Gastrea, do you understand this?”
Noah more or less got Seitenshi’s message.
“You are saying your role here is to persuade me?”
Noah grinned at Seitenshi.
“You want me to yield and provide personnel for you to pair up with promoters?”
“Noah-san, you got your civil defense license a year ago but you rejected an assigned initiator by the IISO, is that correct?”
Seitenshi questioned him.
“Why, you ask?”
Noah glanced at Kikunojou before he grinned with a sarcastic smile.
“I don’t like forcing children to fight like they are just tools.”
“Seitenshi-sama, surely you know what Fairy Tail stands for?”
He stared back at Seitenshi.
“Honestly, if IISO implemented strict controls and regulation regarding initiator assignment I wouldn’t have made a peep. What came as a horrid shock to me is the fact that IISO didn’t even screen applicants for personality, attitude or even work ethics. If the applicant is a civil defense servant they would most surely assign an initiator.”
He kept his eyes on Seitenshi as he approached.
“For them, who the children ended up with is an afterthought. They didn’t give a damn what kind of treatment the assigned initiators would receive. They only cared if the IP pairing would result in them fighting against Gastrea, any ethical concerns are thrown out the window.”
“Fairy Tail is an organization that seeks to protect the children against cruel and unfair practices and discriminations. Its goal is for these kids to live like kids!”
Noah’s sound resonated in the hallway and drilled their way into both SEitenshi and Kikunojou’s ears.
“I am against IISO for their lackadaisical attitude towards the treatment of initiators, nothing more.”
“Your refusal to cooperate is putting mankind at risk!”
Seitenshi stayed silent while Kikunojou threw that line out in a frigid tone.
“Can you take up the responsibility as the man who damned mankind?”
“You’re saying even if Cursed Children are abused to death, it’s not a crime?”
These children are just monsters, they aren’t humans.
And if they aren’t humans, what’s wrong with them being killed in the course of duty?
That’s the logic going through Kikunojou’s mind while listening to Noah preach.
Kikunojou decided against speaking his mind. He chose to stare holes into Noah.
Noah sniggered and he returned his attention towards Seitenshi.
“You take the stance that IP pairing is the last hope of humanity. I laugh at the sheer ridiculousness of this whole thing.”
He didn’t care that he was speaking to the two highest figures in Tokyo Area.
“You people refer to the Initiators, a crucial part of the pairing as humanity’s last hope yet close to 90% of you treat these ‘last hope of humanity’ as children who can be discarded like trash. You people honestly don’t see the paradox in that? You people are hopeless as a race that would stymy its own survival.”
Even Kikunojou is too stumped for words.
Noah pursed his lips and he took out a sheet of paper. He slammed it on Seitenshi’s table.
Seitenshi and Kikunojou looked at the documents and they were astonished.
“IP pairing details and info?”
“Fairy Tail personally vetted the promoter applicants and assigned suitable initiators from among the cursed children in Fairy Tail, these documents represent the details of such pairings.”
Noah turned towards Kikunojou in a challenging tone.
“Don’t give me that crap about being the man who damned humanity. We aren’t going to hide the last hopes of humanity. We provide school, hospital, and residential accommodations for these children. We even have a dedicated facility to train and nurture those who aspire to become initiators.”
“These pairings are all active and should be easily investigated if you two would pass down the word.”
“I believe that initiators from Fairy Tail are no less competent than other initiators. IISO compromised and acknowledge our IP pairings, they say we can do as we please to assign initiators according to our own standards!”
Noah turned around.
“Do I hear any objections?”
Seitenshi and Kikunojou couldn’t come up with anything.
Noah walked out of the hall after a brief delay.
The hall returned to silence and the two didn’t say anything for a while.