Fake Holy Sword Story ～I Was Taken Along When I Sold My Childhood Friend～ - 86
- Fake Holy Sword Story ～I Was Taken Along When I Sold My Childhood Friend～
- 86 - Ego and Meddlesomeness
Chapter 86 Ego and Meddlesomeness
The scene was so shocking that Alistar could not help but be stunned.
Even laying down their own lives was almost incomprehensible, but doing it while smiling was even more so.
「(What’s wrong with these guys? Are they crazy? I knew that these guys are crazy fanatics, but this is more than that. Does Angel faith has a doctrine that says you should be happy when you kill yourself?)」
However, when he glanced at Elizabeth’s face, she was also stunned like Alistar, so apparently that’s not the case.
That said, the fanatics were giving up their lives while smiling… of course, that’s because of the feeling of satisfaction for being able to contribute to the religion, and Alistar can predict it. That means…
「Fu, fufufu… hahahahahahahaha!! With this… now it has finally accumulated!! With the believers’ lives and devotions so far… now… I’m getting closer to an angel!!」
Magic power overflows from Rubon’s body, and it blows away Elizabeth who was at his side. It seems that he’s too excited to even care for his precious existence as a daughter and a saint any longer.
Alistar, who received her small body under the control of the holy sword, fixed his eyes on Rubon, who’s beginning to wear a different power than that.
「(Not good! He seems to be powering up! Let’s kill him while we can!)」
『N-no, as I said, killing is…』
「(Don’t just sit around, you bastard!!)」
Alistar ignores the Holy Sword and tries to shoot magic slash.
But unfortunately, it wasn’t in time. A light of magic power glimmers like an explosion, taking away their vision. Then, Rubon came out from the inside after the light subsided….
「So, this is the power of Angel-sama….」
His figure had been transformed. A ring above his head, wings on his back, and a spear in his hand… a figure that was armed like a real angel.
Rubon waved the spear in his hand as if to test it.
Then, a wind pressure is generated to the point that it rolls up a cloud of dust, causing fear in Alistair.
「So, this is the power of the Angel-sama… the power of sacred item! This is wonderful! With this, we can even take over the world!」
「(Isn’t that exaggeration?)」
That was what Alistar thought, but at least he knew that he was not a good opponent to confront.
Sacred item … It is an item that carries the power of an angel that has been passed down through the ages of Angel faith. Its use requires a great deal of magic power and physical exhaustion, and since it requires gathering and accumulating faith in angels, it is not something that can be used so many times. In fact, this is the first time for Rubon to use this.
The faith that he increased so far by using Elizabeth, and the inquisitions’ life force… it’s a powerful item that is allowed to be used for the first time by absorbing those.
「(Looooook!! It’s because you were hesitating for some incomprehensible reason, so he became insanely strong! What are you going to do!? What are you going to do!?)」
This time, the holy sword is at fault no matter how you put it, so he apologizes honestly.
Still, Alistar will never forgive him.
「Well then, Elizabeth. Please come back here obediently. If you do that, I won’t have to kill the Hero, you know? Ah, of course, I’ll have the Saint over there too. It will help us in our negotiations with the kingdom.」
「(By all means, please do.)」
「(Come on, Alistar. It time for you to fight even if your limbs are torn off.)」
「(I won’t fight.)」
Elizabeth grinds her teeth at Rubon’s threats.
I wonder if I should return to my father and deceive the believers into making donations like before? If so, can I save the one who gave me the freedom for the first time, Alistar?
「There… is… no need… for that, Elizabeth.」
It was Alistar who placed his hand on Elizabeth’s small shoulder.
It’s impressive that he looks awfully suffering.
「B-but, Alistar will…」
「I won’t… hand you over… for my safety. I will… do something… about it…」
His cheeks are twitching, but Elizabeth had lost sight of it because Alistar is like a protagonist in a story who comes to save the main heroine in crisis.
『There’s no way I will abandon her!』
Of course, it was the Holy Sword that made him said those things. The twitch in his cheeks was because he resisted with all his might.
「(That guy looks so strong, isn’t he!? Why do I have to fight him!? Even if I have to fight, why didn’t you attack him in the gap when he was about to transform, you idiot!?
『Alright, let’s go!』
「(…… Can you stop ignoring me when it’s inconvenient for you? I mean, you are probably more scum than me right now, you know?)」
The Holy Sword didn’t answer.
「Hou? Do you think you can defeat me… this me who is using the power of Angel-sama? Apparently, the hero seems ignorant and unable to understand the difference in power.」
Alistar understands. That’s why he was insisting on running away.
「Well, whatever. I’ll have to get used to this power. I’ll take you on.」
Rubon floats in the sky, flapping his wings softly.
「(Look, he’s in the sky, isn’t he? Our attack won’t reach to him now, how about giving up? I’m sure he’ll forgive me If I apologize and hand over the two Saints.)」
Alistar guessed that his own safety is guaranteed as long as he can get Rubon to overlook him here. The reason is that Rubon is getting carried away with the power he got, and even trying to take the kingdom’s Saint… Magali.
If he does so, a clash with the kingdom is inevitable. No matter how powerful Rubon is, in the end, he’s just relying on the sacred item. There’s no way that it has no compensation to pay.
It won’t be possible to keep activating it all the time. In that case, it is obvious that the kingdom that exceeds the scale and number will win. If an individual and a nation seriously clash, unless the individual is strong enough to conquer a continent, the nation will always win.
Therefore, Alistar shows a surprisingly relaxed attitude, but….
『Know the power of justice between me and Alistar!』
「(Aren’t you mistaking it with your power of ego and meddlesomeness?)」
Of course, there’s no way the Holy Sword will admit such a thing.
Alistar is already at the state of resignation. It’s a secret that he has begun to secretly negotiate with the blacksmith to melt the holy sword.
Controlled by the Holy Sword, Alistar performs a huge jump with his tremendous leg strength. With the same momentum, he slashed at Rubon.
No matter how powerful the sacred tool is, if the person handling it is an amateur, it will be useless. In fact, Rubon can’t respond to Alistar’s approach. He can only stand still, but…
The holy sword was being repelled by the a magic barrier that appeared to protect Rubon. Although most of barriers can be cut with the sharpness of the holy sword… the power of the angel was so strong that it prevented the holy sword’s slash.
「Ha, haha. Is it okay to expose such a defenseless figure in the air!?」
Rubon sneered and pointed the point of his spear at Alistar, who was about to fall to the ground. Then, lights gathered at the tip of the spear, and it was formed round like a sun….
The dazzling rays emitted from it knocked Alistar to the ground with tremendous force.
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