Chapter 20 : You Have to Finish What You Do
That heavy sound resounded all over the place, causing a pit to form in my stomach.
This power…this is the first time I felt Maou-sama’s power, and it is one that is accompanied with killing intent. How wonderful.
The heck is this.
My body felt…heavy.
I just couldn’t move it, the feeling of being overwhelmed by the pressure of Maou’s intent suffused my being.
Somehow, I managed to withstand the pressure, and by the time I came to my senses, Maou-sama was already right in front of me.
Then, he took out his sword, already positioning himself in a stance before I could gather my wits with me.
I completely couldn’t understand this situation.
Disregarding my inability to catch up with the situation, I looked at the Maou-sama’s figure standing before me. As expected, our power level is in a completely different dimension.
「Adolphus! OPEN YOUR EYES! 」
Despite calling out his name, Maou-sama is relentlessly attacking, not letting up.
Unexpectedly, he is a hot-blooded Maou, huh.
Even as I came to that realization, I already sprang up and brought my sword from below to clash with the sword that was swung down by Maou-sama.
「GUH! YOU’RE JUST A NUISANCE! ! 」
Well, I AM trying to become a nuisance.
But, as expected of Maou-sama. He could even stop the motion of his sword from that speed.
Meanwhile, Adolphus’s sword is already aimed for Maou’s sama’s body.
「Same as always huh. Speak, what are you trying to do?」
「Maou-sama, please leave this fight to me」
「Rejected. You’re the one who needs to step back」
This has become a troublesome matter.
Though, honestly, I have no intention to persuade him, and from what I’ve observed, neither did he intend to do so to me as well.
Haish, it’s really troubling. Why did every last one of them suddenly became argumentative when important matter come up?!
「Carlile-san! Give me the drink from before! 」
「A, Yes!. 」
Deciding to cut to the chase, I ordered Carlile-san to throw the drink from before. Without thinking much, he threw two of the aforementioned small bottles.
Wait, isn’t two basically too much. Though I don’t think he realized what I’m planning to use it for. If he did, he might not throw it to me.
「What are you trying to do now?」
Ignoring him, I opened the two bottle’s lid, and pried open Maou-sama’s mouth with deft motion. Without hesitation, I then forced him to drink the liquid.
Using my hand to closed his mouth, I could feel that he’s swallowing the liquid.
That’s right, chug it down.
「GOBHUU! W-WHAT THE HELL IS THIS! ? WHAT THING DID YOU JUST FEED TO ME! 」
「THIS THINGS ALREADY EXPIRED! これ！ 」
Exactly. It’s expired.
「E? Don’t tell me. I mean, aren’t those supposed to be used when troops are having a long march! ? 」
Let’s just pretend that I had never heard that while giving Carlile-san a stink eye.
Noticing my gaze, Carlile-san just averted his gaze away from mine, unwilling to admit his fault.
「I don’t know what you are trying to do! Just listen to me and step back from this fight! Otherwise, you’re bound to be kil-GUBHUUUUU! あぐぅっ！ 」
「I REFUSE! I WILL DO WHAT I CAN DO!! 」
Maou-sama cut his words before it could be finished and pressed on his abdomen. became pigeon-toed as he pressed on his abdomen.
The effect of that potion is outstanding. Great job, Extra Potion.
「Things will turn dangerous the moment you make a large swing with your sword. That’s why, please step back if you don’t wish to expose your shameful state in front of so many people」
「You demon!……… U~h! 」
Aish, what a troublesome person.
「Reanschild! I leave Maou-sama with you! It seems that he suddenly got a stomach ache due to a mysterious reason! 」
「Hey, listen to- A~rgh! ! 」
「Don’t force yourself! Your pride and dignity as Maou-sama is going to spill on the floor! ! 」
「Stop messing with m-Gua~rgh! 」
Maou-sama’s voice is full of agony. That expired drug is way too effective huh.
Then again, he must have a weak stomach from constantly worrying over so many things.
I bet he took a lot of effort just to stay standing right now.
「If you understand your situation, please step back, Maou-sama. I don’t wish to see either you or Adolphus hurt. Please. Leave this fight to me」
He muttered a low voice, tone changing to a calm one.
Though, truthfully, my current decision was just because I couldn’t bear to let Reanschild looked at the two people she respects and loves the most to be fighting with each other.
Not like I’m going to tell Maou-sama about my true intention.
「You are the same as usual huh…」
「Well if you insist on doing this so much, then go. I leave this fight to you」
「Thank you very much. Maou-sama」
Though I think he muttered something, I missed what he said, only hearing the following sentence of him backing down with Reanschild.
Yosh. I’ll just leave Maou-sama to Reanschild.
Now that I could, I should earnestly focus on my fight with Adolphus.
In fact, I have a slim chance to win this fight against Adolphus. After all, his current state wasn’t normal. Bluntly speaking, the normal Adolphus is wa~ay stronger than he is currently.
While he has cheat-like reaction speed and power right now, honestly, that’s all that he has. His attack pattern is wa~y too monotone and he was just swinging his sword like an animal that was moved by their instincts.
Since that was the case, he’s on the level where I can beat him.
The only problem I could see is that thick and bizzare black mist around him.
When that mist seethed out from that wicked katana, it looked like it was cursing him. Furthermore, it also swelled up and attacked the people around him when he swung it.
That was what happened to the royal knights and Barurun. They got attacked by that bizzare mist.
Yet, for some reason it has no effect on me at all.
As soon as that black mist approached me, it suddenly vanished as if it was avoiding me.
And, it’s not just me, it seemed that the mist didn’t have any effect on Reanschild and Maou-sama as well. Well, it’s not like I’m going to tell them that since they might try to join in this fight again.
Reanschild, Maou-sama, and I.
Only the three of us is unaffected by the mist. Therefore, I figured there was something in common between the three of us. Something that separated us from the rest here, and caused that mist to be unable to affect us…
I wonder what it was. How curious.
Was it a pure and unblemished maiden?
If that’s the criteria, then it only applied to Reanschild and I. There’s nothing else that could fit between Reanschild and I.
No doubt about it.
But what about Maou-sama? What did he have in common with us…? Ah…was it…
Maou-sama is a cherry boy for sure.
I see, so it’s the “Maiden(Virgin)” part huh! !
At this point, that’s the most possible explanation.
Maybe that mist is ineffective against a “Virgin(Maou-sama included)”.
「Are you thinking about something very rude just now? 」
Hmm, it seemed like Maou-sama muttered something, but I didn’t really catch it.
Hahaha, don’t be sad, (Virgin)mate.
Anyway, seeing as that mist has no effect on me, I have a chance to win.
But I couldn’t let myself be complacent just because of this.
Even if that mist has no effect on me, I could see it kept raining down incessantly on the royal knights, affecting them badly. I need to change the battlefield.
Decision made, I jumped out the place from the large hole that was opened on the wall, trying to find a good battlefield.
And, perhaps it was because I’m his primary target, Adolphus chase after me once again, disregarding everyone else.
Well, since I have to lead him away, it was not a big problem. The only thing I had to do was to not let him approached too closely nor to let him fell far behind to target someone else. I have to lead him away, bit-by-bit.
After getting out from the drill field, the former battlefield, I ran towards the corridor.
DOGOOOOOOOOOOON! ! GOOOOOOON!
As soon as I turned around the corner, another hole opened on the wall.
「…….. Oi. NO WAY」
Glancing behind me, I unintentionally muttered some improper words for a maiden.
Never mind that, it’s just a verbal slip.
Right now, I have to focus. As, despite baiting him away to an isolated place to decrease the number of victims, I failed to calculate something important.
I forgot…to calculate the collateral damage that would happen up until I reached the ideal battlefield I wished for.
Whether it’s a pillar or wall didn’t matter, Adolphus-kun destroyed everything that obstructed his path. Furthermore, every single thing that was touched by that black mist seeping out from the sword, is destroyed without fail.
From the drill field up to the location nearby mine, all of it is filled with traces of indiscriminate destruction.
In short, while he was chasing after me, he also demolished the Maou castle.
Thankfully I found no one along the way, perhaps they have been evacuated.
But if I didn’t choose a fitting battlefield for us soon, the Maou castle would soon turn into a wreckage of its former glory.
While I didn’t particularly care about what happened to the castle, but I felt that it’d become another source of gastronomic pain for Maou-sama.
Thus, I wondered what I should do in this situation.
An unused place that I could demolish without care. And, if possible, a place that was not too far away from here.
However, I had almost never took a walk around Maou castle with the exception of drill field and the Queen’s palace, thus I was not very well versed with the details of the castle. Well, hindsight is twenty twenty, what a troublesome situation I found myself in.
DOGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON! ! !
While I was still trying to figure things out, another gaping hole is created right in front of me along with that deafening sound.
Without wasting a moment, I slipped into the hole, and climbed over the wall. Spotting something, my feet stopped moving and my head is filled with astonishment.
「That？ What is that?」
I thought that the wall that had just collapsed is the outer wall, and that would mean that I’m outside of Maou’s castle perimeter.
However, to my astonishment, the scenery that entered my eyes when I climbed out of the wall is strangely familiar to me.
A huge pure white building in one corner of Maou castle.
The white palace.