Fake Holy Sword Story ～I Was Taken Along When I Sold My Childhood Friend～ - 146
- Fake Holy Sword Story ～I Was Taken Along When I Sold My Childhood Friend～
- 146 - Leave This to Me, Just Go Ahead!
Chapter 146 Leave This to Me, Just Go Ahead!
「This is the ancient city of Vitry…」
What spread in front of us are magnificent buildings. However, there is no sign of human presence there, and despite its solemnity, what comes through is a lonely atmosphere.
My feeling in front of such a place is……
I want to go home I want to go home I want to go home I want to go home I want to go home.
I’m only thinking about this.
『We’ve come this far, so just prepare yourself.』
Shut up! Like hell I will! I mean, it’s not for my sake! There’s no merit at all for me! Rushing to the bunch, who seem to be insanely strong, for Magali’s sake even though I don’t want to, I really hate this!
「What should we do?」
「…… Since it was used to be the capital, it’s very large. It’s quite hard to guess where the Saint is being held captive, but… if I had to say, she’s probably in the old castle.」
「You are right, I think it’s best to think that she’s in the most splendid building.」
Herge and Eria are talking to each other.
The old castle, huh…. The old castle must be the tallest building that can be seen near the center of this ancient city….
「… Our main objective this time is to rescue Magali. So I think it’s best to avoid contact with the enemy as much as possible, secure her, and leave quickly.」
For the time being, it will be a disaster if they don’t understand, so I told them that as a way warn them. Don’t make me fight an unnecessary battle!
After all, it’s me who’s going to fight when there’s an enemy.
「He’s right desuwa. For now, we just need to blow away those who stand in our way desuwa.」
Marla nods in agreement with my opinion.
No, you don’t get it at all! Isn’t that the exact opposite of what I’m saying!?
「It’s as the Hero says. We have to avoid contact with the enemy as much as possible and avoid unnecessary battles.」
Eria finally said something good.
…… He’s eager to go, but that’s definitely not good, right? He’s a prince, isn’t he? Why the hell a prince is rushing to a battlefield? Is there anyone other than this guy who has the right to succeed to the throne? Well, whatever.
While thinking about that, we infiltrated the ancient city.
There were some people who seem to be Flor’s minions patrolling from time to time, but thanks to Marla’s wild intuition and Malta, who lurked in the waterway and did the sabotage work, they didn’t find us
It went very smoothly, but then…
「I’ve been waiting….」
Finally, a man found us.
He’s a muscular big man who seems to be strong at a glance. He’s the kind of guy I would never get involved with if I were the only one here.
「Welcome. I’m amazed you made it this far without being found.」
「Tch… You are Flor’s subordinate, huh…」
「Yeah, I’m one of his subordinates. There are several people waiting ahead. You may be able to escape the eyes of the small fries, but don’t think you can escape from me.」
The big man replied to Eria while distorting his face.
Hmm… Is he a subordinate comparable to the Four Heavenly Kings of the Demon King’s Army that Flor was talking about?
If what this guy said is true, the people waiting for us ahead are also aware of our existence. In other words, a surprise attack won’t work. I wanted to avoid an all-out collision as much as possible though….
Anyway, I have to push this big guy to someone. I definitely don’t want to fight him. He looks strong after all.
When I was wondering how I’m going to do it….
As if I had a revelation, an electric current ran through my body.
「Everyone, please leave this to me and go ahead.」
I quickly came out to the front and said so with a crisp expression. I also added a point by turning around a little
In response to that, Herge and Marla raised a surprised voice.
「We have the advantage in numbers here. If we take him all at once….」
「Prince. As I said at the beginning, this operation is not about crushing the enemy. Rescuing Magali… that’s our main objective. We have to do it as soon as possible. If everyone gets stuck here, it’s possible that enemy reinforcements will come. And then, if Magali is taken elsewhere while we are being stuck here… we’ll lose her this time.」
I said it rapidly……
Calm down, don’t rush it, me. If you do it normally, you can accomplish it.
「T-then, I will stay with you desuwa!」
「No, you can’t. Marla-san is very strong. If what he said is true, it means that the enemies waiting ahead are equal or stronger than him. When that happens, You will be the one I can rely on the most. If you stay with me here, our war potential will be greatly reduced.」
「Uhh… I’m worried desuwa…」
I crushed their opinions one by one.
Eria, Marla…… I won’t let you get in my way…!
「I’ll be fine. I’ll catch up with you later. So be careful, Marla-san.」
「… I understand desuwa.」
Seeing my manly determination on my face, Marla gave a small nod.
Ah… she really is a good candidate to leech on. I want you to support me when you come back alive.
Herge looks at me with an indescribable expression.
I nod reassuringly to him.
「I leave Magali to you…!」
With this, the game was decided.
They begin to run and go ahead according to my will.
…… Ah, on second thought, I should have had some of the elite knights to stay here as meat shields….
「Oi oi, do you think I will let you go easily?」
Of course, I had expected the big man to say that.
Showing his strength that doesn’t betray his appearance, he picks up the rubble that had fallen near him. Then, he throws it at Marla and the others. The rubble was thrown with such strength that if it hits directly, it will inevitably cause great damage, and at worst, it could be fatal.
Well, I’m sure Marla can do something about it, but I draw the cursed sword and cut it splendidly.
…… It was the Cursed Sword who did it by manipulating me though. Well, thanks to that, the big man failed to stop them and everyone except me was able to head for the old castle.
「Right back at you, do you think you can interfere easily?」
The big man glares at me. His attention is already focused on me and he doesn’t show any intention to chase after the others. His sharp eyes are enough to freak me out… but right now I’m not frightened at all. This is because I’ve accomplished my purpose.
Uhyooooooooooooooooooo!! It went weeeeeeeeeeeeell!!
Those who went first are fools! Haven’t they read a story of this kind of development? I’m glad I read the book from time to time with Magali…
In the case of such an enemy appearing one by one when approaching the boss, it often leads to the development that one friend remains and the protagonist goes first. And when that happens, the enemy that appears first is often the weakest. The closer you get to the boss, the more powerful the enemy becomes. In other words, it is this first enemy that is the easiest to deal with!
Fools! There’s no way I would say ‘I’m going to be a decoy, so go ahead’!
They’re going to have to fight harder than me, and I can even escape without saving Magali after the Cursed Sword beat this man. Great… what a perfect strategy …
I can’t help but admire myself. Is it okay for such a smart ikemen to exist?
When thinking so… I stiffened my body.
I suddenly noticed something strange. No, rather than strange… mysterious? Incomprehensible?
Yes, it’s incomprehensible. I’m possessed by the Cursed Sword even to the spiritual part, so we can hear each other thoughts. I might be able to hide it if I try to hide it with all my might, but he will give me a headache if I do so, so I never did it. Therefore, this perfect plan must have been leaked to the Cursed Sword.
…… And yet, why didn’t this guy get in my way?
He’s a scrap metal that keeps getting in the way and interfere in any way possible. Why… why didn’t he get in my way and just let things go according to my plan?
『Huh? Didn’t you realize it?』
「I wonder if the Hero will be okay….」
The one who said so was Herge who is heading to the old castle.
Marla, who’s running next to him, answers him.
「Alistar-san will be fine desuwa! He is the hero who saved me! But…」
She frowns, looking uneasy.
「It will be a long time before he can catch up with us.」
Herge’s eyes widened at those words.
「W-why? The Hero will surely…」
He knows from Magali that the Hero Alistar is strong. He has never seen his power directly, so he can’t say for sure. However, Alistar is a suitable person for the Holy Sword to begin with. It’s a weapon that holds tremendous power that it can be a national treasure. On the point that he’s recognized as a suitable person when no one appeared for hundreds of years, Alistar is different from ordinary people.
That’s why he thinks that Alistar can beat that muscular big man, but….
「Because that man… is incredibly strong. Perhaps even if everyone except Alistar fought, it would be our loss.」
No way. Herge wanted to shout that out loud, but he had no choice but to shut up when he saw Marla’s serious expression.
That big man is so strong. Knowing that, Alistar stayed alone…
「Alistar-san should have known that. But still, he chose to stay. Jeez… why men are like to act cool?」
Marla’s face contorted in a grimace. But in the next moment, a look of admiration appeared on her face as her cheeks blushed.
「… But, he was so cool desuwa!」
「… Hmph, as expected of the Hero.」
The big man suddenly opened his mouth.
Ha? What the hell are you talking about? Why did I suddenly get complimented? I haven’t done anything yet, though…
Also, has your character changed? What happened to all the stupid talk?
「Since when did you realize that it was me?」
As I was thinking about this, the big man’s whole body glowed lightly, and in the next moment, his huge figure disappeared and a familiar young man…… Flor stood there.
Why!? Whoa!? Hmmmm!?
Why the hell is the last boss here!? What about the small fry character!?
『I thought that you stayed here because you knew he was Flor in disguise.』
Like hell I know about that!!
I see! That’s why you kept your mouth shut! You should have said something!!
When I was thinking so, Magali appeared from the shadow of the building while grinning.
「I believed you, Alistar.」