Gerogom is raising one of his eyebrows and frowning when he sees Ren inside his laboratory. He points at Ren and faces Ignis, “What’s he doing here?”
“Does it really matter?” Ren asks.
“Not really. I’m just not expecting that at all. Then again,” Gerogom turns to all of his guests, “what are all of you doing here? I don’t remember asking anyone to come today.”
“You have something on the black mist?” Ren goes straight to the point.
“What? Black mist? Sure I have something on it. What do you think I’ve been doing here?”
“Oh hey, everyone’s here,” Rick comes in. It seems that whatever stuff he was attending is now finished.
“Another one? What are you doing here?” Gerogom waves his hand toward Rick.
“Hm? Don’t you already found something about the black mist?” Rick asks as he walk towards the group of Gerogom’s guests. He’s welcomed cheerfully by Tama.
“Another question about black mist,” Gerogoms rolls his eyes, “How do you know I’ve found something about it?”
“A bird chirps to us,” Ren remarks.
“A bird?” Gerogom frowns for a second before he realizes something, “ Ah, that bird you mention doesn’t chirp; he caws.” Gerogom turns and walks away from his guests and towards one of the myriad panels in the room. “If that annoying crow told you to come here, I guess I have to show it to you then.” He presses some button on the panel and a big screen on one side light up. It shows the black mist floating freely inside some kind of canister.
“Is that the same mist you saw?” Ren asks Aqua.
“Well,” Aqua tilts her head slightly to the side, “It is black…”
“What you see here is the Black Mist you all already seen. This has a weird property to create an unstable connection to other realms randomly when there’s enough amount of it clumped together. The ‘way’ it created can be closed at any moment without notice.
“What intrigue me is its other property,” Gerogom presses something on the panel. Several pictures appear on the screen. The demons Rick and Ren fought are pictured on the screen. Other than those demons, there’s also photo of the assassin who was rampaging with the black mist seeping out of him.