Hajime's utter helplessness and inability to move vanished with the monstrosity - he let out an involuntary gasp as his muscles twitched and nerves shivered with delight as they came back into use.

He had been locked to the ground, unable to do anything but watch. It would never happen again.

"Master, I... I am sorry. I do not know why I could not aid you, and I beg for your forgiveness in my complacency. You were nearly killed because of me."