I couldn't get out of the form yet, once we reached the manor it released. I was on the ground panting. "I feel terrible. What was that?"
I turn and check Graal's pulse before helping him up. "It was the power of Hermes. It's job is to keep balance and when you read the inscription aloud, you become a vessel of balance."
Once more my own weapon was level with Graal's head. "Graal, he's another hunter. Calm yourself."
"That was no scratch, that was a huge !@#$ing hole. The darkness must have regenerated my body, while the light gave me the strength to stand back up."
"For the last time, what hurt Noct is not even of this dimension. Let it go. Although...Noct, are you sure that it didn't follow you out?"
"No, Noct here got hurt on his way through The Ways, and I'm making sure his injurer didn't follow him."
"I'm quite certain it didn't follow me, but if it opened a portal out after I escaped, I cannot hold that promise. If it turns out it did, we'd notice pretty fast. Its hard to miss rips in the fabric of reality, and these monstrosities require huge rips in order to manifest. Smaller ones can escape through younger and smaller rifts, however."
I turned towards the new person. "HA HA, very funny. My insides are still inside of me." I started to limp towards the manor's door.