A NEET’s Guide to the Parallel World: Healer, the Strongest Cheat? - 48p1
- A NEET’s Guide to the Parallel World: Healer, the Strongest Cheat?
- 48p1 - Sierra's struggle part 1
The adventurers sat around exhausted.
“Return home and report on the situation.”
Reinhardt confirmed his surroundings but as he said that the ground began to shake. The shaking increased in intensity until some of the adventurers were stand lost their footing and fell backwards.
“What is it this time!?”
Daniel looked around warily.
“A giant hoard of monsters is coming! ”
The situation changed as one of the adventurers shouted and pointed to several nootkeranes headed their direction.
“Oioioi! Seriously?! We just killed them!”
Daniel appeared fed up with everything but the nootkeranes weren’t the only monsters to appear.
“Orcs, Goblin Soldiers, Bone Soldiers, Poison Fly, Danger Rabbits, Basilisks, Bison Soldiers, Wights, and nootkeranes, a mixed hoard of A and B ranked monsters. What’s going on ….”
One of the adventurers was just naming the monster’s as he saw them.
“Thats not all, look at what’s flying over there! Wyverns and Cockatrice!”
Sierra unconsciously drew her sword as she stared at the four monsters in the sky.
“It can’t be helped, Raid and Daniel, you two take out the nootkeranes. Leave the B ranks to the adventurers and normal knights.”
“What are you going to do?”
“I’m going to roam and join in where I’m needed.”
“That’s not possible! There’s no way we can face that hoard!”
An adventurer cried out in fear.
“Those who aren’t willing to fight rest here, I’ll kill them all myself!”
Provoking the adventurers Raid took off toward the hoard as they glared at his back.
“Is that guy seriously a white knight? How rude.”
“Hes a white knight, that was Raid.”
“You don’t know? The pyromaniac Raid, second captain of the ash squad.”
“Pyromaniac? Why’s he called that? ”
“When on the battlefield he doesn’t pay attention to what his magic hits. Normally you wouldn’t know the name of anyone in the white knights, but him, people know of him”
“So, basically people he’s hated.”
“If that guy takes credit for this we’ll all be shamed.”
The adventurers spirit returned causing Daniel to smile.
“They’re all exactly alike.”
“Probably more so than Raid could have hoped.”
“Reinhardt, you’re as cold as ever. That battle, Raid knew that the enemy used earth magic, the knights retreated because of Raids fire magic buy he saved all their lives doing that.”
“I don’t make a habit talking about how other people choose to live their lives.”
Reinhardt ran towards the hoard with Daniel following behind him, a bitter smile on his face.
Reinhard looked up at the wyvern.
As Reinhardt walked forward dirt and small rocks seemed to shift out of his way.
“Sierra, do something about that wyvern.”
Reinhardt began to run, the magic circles that appeared under his feet appeared to provide him with a sort of stepping stone. He drew level with the wyvern and the magic circle under his right foot shifted and moved up to his knee, coating his leg in a white magic when it did. With a single kick he send the wyvern crashing to the ground.
Watching the wyvern fall from the sky Sierra finally understood what Reinhardt had meant and charged in with her sword.
She stabbed her blade into the wyvern cutting of its screeching.
“Just do what you can Sierra.”
Reinhard floated down next to her.
“You’re a newcomer to the white knights. There’s nothing to be ashamed off.”
It seemed like Reinhardt had noticed the fear Sierra felt when facing the hoard and attempted to comfort her by placing his hand on her shoulder. And with that, he ran off towards the battlefield.
Cedric decided to ignore the monster’s flying in the sky and focus on those on the ground that he was able to reach.
“Oi Cedric, this is getting dangerous. I know what it looks like but, I’m going to sit this one out.”
Adventurers began retreating one after the other.
“Yeah, this might be the right time to do so.”
As he said this someone began shouting his name as they pushed through the fleeing adventurers.
“Yogi, why are you here?”
“I can’t run away anymore. Let’s do this together, like back in the day.”
“What are you talking about?”
To Cedric, Yogi appeared to have a carefree smile. Back in the day, they used to be in a party together but gradually a difference in ability became apparent. Yogi started drinking, allowing his adventurer rank to fall behind, only earning enough money to pay for drinks.
“I was in the wrong before but, you can relax because I’m here now.”
Cedric wondered whether or not Yogi was actually an idiot.
“Yogi take a look around.”
“Our work here is done, we can just leave it to the white knights now, fall back.”
“Cedric, what are you saying?”
Yogi tilted his head to the side confused causing Cedric’s patience to snap.
“Take a look around! This is a war! A war between monsters and humans, we won’t be of any use here!”
“So you’re going to run away with your tail between your legs?”
“Its a strategic withdrawal, we aren’t soldiers, we’re adventurers.”
“Welp, i’m staying here.”
“This is my adventure, you weren’t afraid back then right?”
“I remembered, what you said that time.”
And with that Yogi ran towards the battlefield.
Yogi didn’t turn around.
He knew that Yogi was being an idiot but he couldn’t leave him. Cedric had no choice but to follow Yogi into the fight.