|Old Man of the Land and Aria of the Night Sky (Part 6)|
Tsuchi Okina to Kuu Ya no Aria 6
|Magazine||Weekly Shonen Jump|
|Arc||Ghost of Mater arc|
|Volume||Old Man of the Land and Aria of the Night Sky|
|Episodes adapted from this chapter||Episode 5|
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Allen is reeling from Kanda’s demand that Lala’s heart be taken.
Seeing Allen’s hesitation, Kanda asks Allen why they were in Mater to begin with. When Allen says he cannot take Lala’s heart, Kanda throws Allen’s jacket, which was being used to rest Kanda’s head, back at its owner, angrily stating that it is a uniform and not a pillow.
When Kanda moves to cut Lala’s heart from her chest, Allen assures Kanda that he (Allen) will take it from Lala when the time comes, offering to destroy the attacking Akuma and be the ‘sacrifice’ in Lala and Guzol’s stead. A saddened Allen insists that a war won on sacrifices is empty.
Kanda strikes Allen in the face in answer, cursing his idiocy for wanting to sacrifice his life for others just because he feels bad for them. Kanda then angrily asks if Allen has nothing that holds meaning for him.
After a pause, Allen answers that he lost what was dear to him, and that he’s not trying to be noble. He’s simply human, and it’s in human nature to not want to see “that side” of things. He tries to get Kanda to understand that he just wants to protect those in front of him, regardless of the bigger picture.
Before any more can develop, Lala and Guzol are suddenly impaled from behind and dragged down beneath the sand.
When Allen tries to go after them, the sand covering the floor of the room begins to swirl, and the Level Two Akuma returns, holding Lala’s now doll-like body in one hand while Guzol’s impaled body and Lala’s heart dangle from the hooks on his other hand.
The Akuma then throws Guzol and Lala aside, inspecting the Innocence with wonder.
Something crackles, and the Level Two turns its attention back to Allen to see that his Cross Anti-Akuma Weapon has grown and mutated.
An angered and seemingly possessed Allen demands that the Akuma give the Innocence back to Lala.
While a now conscious Toma is stunned, Kanda says that Parasite-Type Accommodators can reform their Anti-Akuma Weapons with their emotions. Kanda then notes to himself that it seems more like Allen’s Innocence is trying to reshape itself based on Allen’s rage.
Allen attacks, and Kanda shouts that Allen’s Innocence hasn’t finished reforming.
Allen aims his partially reformed Innocence at the Akuma, the Cross now appearing to take the form of a cannon.