Fake Holy Sword Story ～I Was Taken Along When I Sold My Childhood Friend～ - 87
- Fake Holy Sword Story ～I Was Taken Along When I Sold My Childhood Friend～
- 87 - Can You Lend Me Your Power?
Chapter 87 Can You Lend Me Your Power?
「(Eh…? Isn’t it a bit hard to win?)」
It was a shock, not pain, that struck Alistar as he hit the hard ground.
He is an amateur in combat. The gray guilds and mermaid he fought so far… his power alone was not able to compete with them. Even though he won, most of the time Alistar couldn’t see what the process of the battle was like. In other words, he couldn’t discern whether he will win or lose.
However, the enemy this time… Rubon, who’s using the power of an angel, is an existence that made such Alistar think that he can’t win.
And then, he spits out blood. Alistar took it with his hand and stared at it intently….
「(What the hell is thiiiiiiissssssss!?)」
He’s screaming, but still not showing it on his face is already at the level where he can play the leading role in the Royal Capital Theater Troupe. They will be able to perform a big play with Silk as a heroine.
「(Why the hell are you saying it calmy!? Just whose fault do you think that this happened!?)」
『… But, you were just vomiting a little bit of blood…』
「(Normal people don’t vomit blood if they’re not doing anything out of the ordinary, you know!?)」
The Holy Sword’s experience and Alistar’s common sense were extremely divergent.
「(Rather, wasn’t it the first time your attack didn’t work? Seriously, what are we going to do? If the attack doesn’t work, we’ll lose, right? I’ll be killed, right? I definitely don’t want that. If it becomes dangerous, I’ll run away leaving Magai and Elizabeth. Seriously.)」
『F-for the time being, how about using that slash?』
With the recommendation of the holy sword, Alistar holds the holy sword and increases his magic power. Looking at it, Rubon’s eyes opened wide.
The could of sand became clear, and Alistar appeared with a whirl of jet-black magic power swirling around him.
『I said, it’s 【Holy Slash】!!』
The ominous slash was released at the same time the Holy Sword was swung, it’s approaching towards Rubon. Since he hasn’t accumulated that much power, its power is not enough to destroy everything, but it‘s enough to eliminate a single person.
Rubon also lets out a small scream at the approaching black wave. He reflexively tries to hide his face with his arms.
At the same time, a barrier appears to protect his entire body and stops the black slash. The slash and barrier are competing with each other while making a terrific rattling sound. The black torrent that tries to swallow everything and the barrier that tries to stop everything are battling each other.
「Ha-hahaha! H-how’s that? The power of Angel-sama won’t lose to an evil power like you!」
The next moment when Rubon convinced in his victory and mocked…
The barrier cracked and a cracking sound reverberated at the same time.
At this, Rubon’s eyes widened. However… the black slash was only able to chase him that far. It gradually disappeared, and the barrier succeeded in protecting Rubon.
「Ha-hahahahahaha! After all, the power of Angel-sama is the strongest!!」
「(Ah, this is hopeless…)」
Contrary to Rubon who laughs with joy, Alistar is in despair.
「(But it seems to work! If you shoot rapidly, you can break that barier!)」
『No, I think that’s hard.』
『Because your magic power is damn low.』
… Alistair could only nod his head.
The battle with the Inquisitions, and being chased around by the believers some time ago, those fatigues and exahustion now become a hindrance.
Originally, the amount of magic power he possessed wasn’t much, but it was natural that if he used his magic power that often, he would fall short.
「(… Isn’t this hopeless now?)」
「Now, It’s my turn! Take the wrath of Angel-sama!」
「 (No thanks.)」
Rubon mockingly looks down at Alistar from the air. He directed the point of his spear at the ground, focusing the light… and shot out a ray of light.
However, setting aside when he was in the air and couldn’t move, if the feet are on the ground, the Holy Sword won’t just catch the attack. Alistar… or rather, the Holy Sword manages to successfully avoid a ray of light that continues to fall at the speed of light.
「That’s not all, you know?」
「 (Oh no….)」
Looking at the glowing sky, Alistar is in despair. That light was from the light of balls that Rubon created. Each of them must be possible to shoot a ray of light. Even a single ray of light can be a threat to Alistar, but it will be ridiculous to those numbers….
「(Goodbye, my life. Everyone except can just die.)」
『Your resignation is fast!? Also, the last word is dangerous!』
The rays of light shine and fall simultaneously. It was beautiful, like a meteor shower. And Magali, who was at the safe zone, ‘it sure is beautiful’, was carefreely thinking so.
The rays of light that fall from the sky have enough power to burn a person to death.
Alistar’s body begins to move so fast that his gaze can’t be fixed. That is because the holy sword is manipulating his body to avoid the rays.
Alistar’s body moves as if it’s a doll. It’s an agile movement that he would never be able to produce in his normal life, so a creaking sound can be heard from every joint in his body.
「(Can’t you avoid those while not hurting my body!?)」
『Don’t be ridiculous! It’s because of your lack of exercise, you know!?』
「(This not the level of ‘because of lack exercise’ anymore, you know!?)」
Alistar feels like crying because it’s confirmed that he will the after-effect of severe pain even if he can survive this battle.
Perhaps because he was distracted by such a conversation, the holy sword carelessly missed a single ray of light….
Being late to avoid, Alistar’s arm got burned. The damage was so severe that it burned painfully on his skin, which hadn’t had a single blemish on it thanks to his skipping out on farming and other tasks.
「(Oof… that looks like a lot of pain. I feel a little sorry for him.)」
Elizabeth screams and Magali stares at him while having a cold sweat.
As for Alistar….
The little Alistar is writhing in pain inside his mind. Still, he doesn’t show that unsightly figure on the surface.
「Hahahahahaha! What is that!? You can’t do anything against me, right!? Now you can’t use one of your hands anymore!! Serves you right!!」
Rubon was mocking loudly, but Alistar didn’t see him at all.
However, even if his brain is full of screaming in pain, there’s one part of him that made a calm decision. That is, to go near Elizabeth who can use the recovery magic.
But, he won’t make a mistake by shouting loudly at her to demand recovery. If he does that, Elizabeth will still recover him, but her opinion of him for being kind will naturally go down. So, he backed away as if he had been accidentally blown away to Elizabeth’s side, and then held his arm down as if it’s painful.
Well, he’s seriously in pain though.
Then, Elizabeth, who’s gentle and feeling obliged because her father did it, is coming to recover him on her own.
Is it fun manipulating a child?
「Are you okay… well, of course it’s not. I’m sorry… because of my damn father…!」
「… It’s not your fault. Don’t mind about it. (Well, seriously. Your father can just die.)」
While his burned arm is being cured, Alistar is cursing in his mind.
He shows a big gap, but Rubon doesn’t do a pursuit. It’s because he has Elizabeth at his side. Her presence is essential if he wants to continue to collect donations and expand the size of Angel faith.
Therefore, he can only grind his teeth without able to attack Alistar because he’s sticking to Elizabeth.
「Are you alright, Alistar!? (Can you stay away from me? Now I have to act as if I’m worried about you and get closer even if I don’t want to.)」
「(I want to kill this woman.)」
Looking at Magali who worriedly rushes over and then sneers at him, Alistar begins to exude a killing intent.
However, now is not the time to deal with this asshole small chest woman.
「(You bastard, what did you think just now?)」
He has to do something about Rubon who’s looking down from above.
「(…How about we just take Elizabeth as a hostage and run away? It seems that he can’t attack if I stick close to Elizabeth.)」
The Holy Sword dismisses Alistar’s strategy.
「(Then, do you have some alternative plant!? If it’s just denying or rejecting, anyone can do it, you know!?)」
「(Eh? You have?)」
Alistar opens his eyes wide. He was thinking about trying to carry out the hostage plan, and will somehow bear the headache if the holy sword going to corner him again with the lip service of not sacrificing someone else.
Alistar secretly listened to the Holy Sword’s idea inside his brain….
He grinned at Magali in a position that Elizabeth couldn’t see.
A chill runs down Magali’s spine.
「(He’s laughing…? In this desperate situation where he’s being cornered by that old man? Laughing means there’s something pleasant. And the one who’s smiling is Alistar, that means…!)」
Magali stood up quickly.
「Come on, Elizabeth. If we stay here, we’ll be in Alistar’s way. Let’s step back.」
Saying that, Magali tries to leave this place.
Elizabeth tried to stand up with her arm being pulled up, but… unfortunately, saying words is faster than moving body.
「Magali, can you lend me your power?」
Magali’s eyes turned white.
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