At long last, the time had come. Mahad had been waiting for such a moment as this. He had long since been ready to form a pact with a devil, but no available devil was one he considered worthwhile until the name Eira Gremory began properly circulating in the Magician's Council. Now, his ambitions were met. "Let's," he agreed. Eira's creation of a magic circle prompted Mahad stepping forward until he also stood within it. Their exchange would occur without a hitch, and they would part on terms that counted among the best, as a devil and magician who shared a pact with one another.