Disciple of Immortal - Act 1-57
Chapter 57 : Vs Octavio
Octavio sprung towards Pomera, his axe raised high on top of his head as soon as Pomera deployed her magic circle.
「Hah! I know from Ouf’s investigation that you can only use lowly white magic! You think it can hurt me? Dream on!」
Pomera pushed her big cane to point towards Octavio.
「Flame Magic, 5th Rank: 《Flare Fly》」
Red light appeared from the center of the deployed magic circle.
My eyes opened wide in surprise upon seeing that.
「P-Pomera-san, I-I think it’s better if you don’t use magic!」
The current Pomera should be able to overpower Octavio with just a light swing of her cane. Afterall, the difference between their levels was more than a hundred.
She might be deploying mere 5th rank magic, but Octavio might be evaporated due to the sheer difference in their level.
「I-Is that so! I mean… I’m so nervous!」
Pomera pointed her large cane down towards the ground instead at once.
The crimson light that just came out from the magic circle struck the ground right underneath Octavio’s feet after it floated in the air for a moment.
「F…fifth rank magic!? W-What a surprise but… you don’t see to be able to control it.」
Octavio was grinning upon seeing Pomera fire her magic towards the ground.
He was wrong thought, Pomera didn’t lose control of her magic.
《Flare Fly》 wasn’t the kind of magic that burned the target. It was the kind of magic that exploded upon impact. That was why the ground beneath Octavio’s feet had exploded just now.
The explosion blasted Octavio’s giant figure into the air before he fell back down to the ground as Gravity-chan gave her love call.
Octavio was writhing on the ground holding onto his feet.
That explosion had sent a heat wave that burned his trousers to cinders and gouged out a fair amount of meat chunks from his feet, exposing a rather gory sight of his feet.
On the other hand, he’d most likely have died if the magic just now had struck him directly.
「I-Impossible… t-the great me is… lost to this shitty elf!」
Octavio spoke with an astonished expression while groaning in pain.
Most of his feet were currently in a sorry state. Unless he had the miracle drug or high-ranking white magic, he’d literally just lost his feet. The current him couldn’t even walk properly.
With this, however, he wouldn’t be able to commit heinous crimes anymore.
「I-Impossible… this is impossible. Is Ouf giving me false information? B-But, this is… impossible.」
「… Do you understand now? that’s why you better stop trying to mess around with us from now on.」
Though he tried to lift his quivering arms which were still gripping tightly onto his axe, his arms immediately fell to the ground when Pomera pointed her big cane at him.
「T-This great me… is wrong. Please forgive me… I-I’ll become a better person after this.」
Octavio genuflected while raising his voice pitifully.
However, in the next moment, he sprung up towards Pomera with an evil look on his face.
Pomera flinched and was petrified at seeing Octavio’s expression.
Octavio stamped on the ground with his already tattered feet and leapt up to swing his axe over Pomera’s head.
「I GOT YOU, SHI*TTY TRASH! NOW DIEEE!」
Octavio’s axe was getting closer and closer towards Pomera’s head.
Octavio was laughing, but his expression soon turned to that of bewilderment. That’s because his axe was gone from his hand.
The reason was because I’d circled behind him as soon as he leapt up in the air and took the axe from his hands.
「… I’m really surprised to see you executing such move despite losing one of your legs.」
I swung Octavio’s axe and lopped off his arm right from the base of his shoulder.
Octavio fell to the ground holding onto the cross section of his shoulder that was bleeding profusely.
Different from the gory scene when someone’s limbs would get torn off by a monster, this kind of scene was just eerie and disgusting.
Even though I didn’t wish to do this, it was Octavio’s fault for disregarding my warnings and lying about his words to become a better person.
The soldiers of the city lord aside, I had no idea about his relationship with the other adventurers. Since I’m an outsider, I only have a little understanding about Pomera’s treatment as a half-elf in this city.
But I know that if Octavio returns intact, we’re going to suffer from his retaliation in the future.
「AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH! MY ARM, HOW CAN I WORK AS ADVENTURER WITH ONE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARM! MY ARM, MY AAAAAAAAAAAAAARM!」
Octavio was bawling like a kid while holding onto his severed arm.
「Do you really think that this gonna end with just one of your measly arms?」
When I threw Octavio’s axe and unsheathed the 《Hero Sword; Gilgamesh》, Octavio abandoned his severed arm and retreated.
He stood up and ran back to Aarburg, dragging his injured leg.
Now Octavio won’t dare to mess with us ever again.
I stored the 《Hero Sword; Gilgamesh》 back into its sheath. After that, we resumed our hunt for the Iron Cows.
By around dusk, we’d managed to hunt down five Iron Cows. We barely managed to make it back into the city before they closed the gates since the location of our commission was close to the city.
Pomera and I were safely promoted to C-rank after we showed them the five Iron Cow masks to the adventurer guild counter. The guild was even willing to buy the meat.
An adventurer was considered a skillful adventurer once they reached C-rank. Though our promotion caused a little commotion when it was announced by the guild, I didn’t miss the shocked expression on Roy’s face when he heard that Pomera was being promoted to C-rank.
Pomera and I decided to splurge a bit to celebrate our promotion in a slightly luxurious bar, the 《Hunter’s Hearth》. This bar was even willing to cook the ingredients that we’d brought.
An adventurer could sell the game they hunted, or ask a chef to cook with their ingredients. In this case, we sold four Iron Cow bodies to the adventurer’s guild and kept one for consumption.
There was a sense of accomplishment when I saw the huge Iron Cow steak being served on the plate in front of me. Though I’d only been following Pomera’s suggestion, this store really was a nice place.
It was a rather peculiar place decorated with the skulls and tanned skins of monsters. Maybe it was because of its slightly higher price range, but the inside of the store wasn’t that noisy.
「Ehehehe… Pomera wanted to try this store too since Roy-san and Holy-san come to this store every once in a while.」
I felt my face stiffen upon hearing Pomera speak like that with a smile on her face. I hesitated on how to respond when it came to them.
「But, I never knew that the dishes come with liquor too.」
There were two mugs filled with beer on top of the table. It seems that the first mug was on the house, a service from this store. Maybe it was something like an appetizer in Japanese bars.
I prefer to stay away from liquor, though. I mean, I felt that it would only spoil our celebration if we get drunk immediately. But that doesn’t mean that I have no interest in the liquor that’s produced in this world, so I suppose a little bit of sampling will be fine.
Though Pomera is still in her teens, the shopkeeper didn’t seem to mind it when placing the beer mug in front of her too. I guess the minimum age for someone to be allowed to drink liquor in this world is different from Japan.
「This is the first time Pomera entered a bar and drank liquor! Pomera feels really excited now!」
「Don’t drink too much, okay. Drink bit by bit, and just leave it if you don’t like its flavor.」
I had a toast with Pomera as I told her with a wry smile on my face.
Note : In case You haven’t heard this, I caught fever and have to take a rest next week, I’ve got enough of my wife mixing sleeping drug in my tea.