Chapter 44.1 : Hundreds-Armed Giant
◆Former Princess of Algore, Regena
What should I do…
There’s nothing I can do about the scene before me.
Omiros is wounded right in front of me.
But then, I don’t even know what to do.
Omiros might be killed at this rate.
Even if I call for reinforcements, the people below might have their hands full in dealing with those goblins.
It seems that my dear master is fighting against the little sister of the hero and is unable to come to save me for the time being.
I wanted to cry right now.
Clasping the short sword in my hands, I recalled the day when I received it from my dear master.
This sword was gifted to me by my dear master so that I could protect myself when the time for me to leave Nargol and return to the human world came.
My dear master’s kindness fills this sword.
Originally, Nargol wasn’t a place fit for humans to live. Except for my dear master, it seems, humans who lived there were regarded as a nuisance, or food.
The reason we were safe up till now was because they feared my dear master.
My dear master had told me before that we couldn’t live in Nargol forever.
That was why someday, we had to return to the human world.
This sword was something that I needed in order to protect myself when I finally returned back to the human world.
But then, can I even do that?
I just want to stay by my dear master’s side. I always dream about it: the scene of the carnage of my people on that day. The scene of us running for our lives from those goblins. Whichever it is, the human world or the demon world, I’m scared of both of them.
I can feel at ease only when I’m by my dear master’s side. I really can’t leave my dear master’s side.
I mean, even now, I’m trembling in fear.
There’s two people fighting in front of my eyes.
But I know that Omiros’s movements are dulling as the fight keeps dragging.
Omiros attacked with his sword, and Goz repelled the attack with his shield.
The impact from that exchange made Omiros drop his sword. Omiros’s balance crumbled as he tried to pick his sword.
Goz wouldn’t miss such a golden opportunity.
Finally, Omiros was tripped by Goz.
Goz stamped down on Omiros’s left arm, the arm which he used to hold his shield.
Omiros frowned in pain.
「THIS IS THE END, YOUNG PRINCE!」
Holding his sword in a backhand grip, Goz then launched a deadly stab towards Omiros.
The moment I saw that.
I unintentionally screamed.
Both of them had their gaze drawn towards me.
Before I noticed, I had drawn my sword.
I wanted to save Omiros. I wouldn’t let him die. That feeling was driving my body to move.
Omiros searched every goblin nest just to find me, and yet I wanted to return to Nargol. I didn’t want to part with Omiros in such a cruel way.
Goz looked at me. My body trembled as I looked upon him.
「G-Get away from Omiros … Y-Your opponent is m-m-m-me!」
My hand was visibly trembling, my sword unsteady.
C’mon, Regena, get a grip already! I should be able to fight just like when I faced those ogres.
「Hey, such a small sword won’t be able to kill me. Rather, throw that dangerous thing away since you might hurt yourself instead. Instead, I’ll become your opponent as much as you like, on top of the bed, of course.」
Goz was looking down on me.
「Stop it, Regena…」
Omiros was trying to stop me with his frail and weak voice.
「Weaklings should just shut up!」
Goz yelled while trampling on Omiros’s chest.
Oh no, I won’t let Omiros be hurt again.
「Stop it already … I understand, I will do as you say…」
I finally yielded to Goz.
「I see. Anything I say?」
Goz sounded so delighted.
「Then, throw that sword away below the rampart first! Or else, I’m gonna kill this guy!」
Goz ordered as he looked at my sword.
Throwing away the sword that was given to me by my dear master. As if I can do that.
「Please … This is the only thing I can’t do…」
I pleaded with Goz.
「Then, I will kill him.」
Goz pointed his sword at Omiros again.
「WAIT! I … understand…」
I threw my sword beyond the rampart.
「Hehehe, good girl, Regena.」
Saying so, Goz then kicked Omiros away.
Omiros tried to stand up again, but he was kicked away by Goz.
Then, he showed an anguished expression as his body crashed against the wall.
「You just need to watch from there!」
I tried to rush toward Omiros
But my hand was caught, and I was knocked down by Goz.
Goz straddled on top of me.
「I finally caught you … Regena. I’m now gonna rape you in front of Omiros!」
As Goz was about to undress,
「NOOOO! SAVE ME, MASTER!」
I shut my eyes and then called for my dear master with the loudest voice I could muster.
I heard the sound of something cutting the air.
Suddenly, Goz got away from me as he raised a painful shriek.
「… Eh? W-What happened just now?」
I straightened up and looked at Goz. That’s when I saw the short sword that I had thrown down to the bottom of the rampart sticking out from Goz’s naked ass.
Goz was hopping right and left while shouting in pain. Since he was about to undress his pants before, now his lower half was completely exposed. Jumping left and right in that state looked extremely ridiculous but this wasn’t the time to laugh.
I hurried to Omiros’s side.
「Are you alright!? Omiros!」
I supported Omiros.
「Uhm … Regena … What … Happened?」
Omiros stood up with great difficulty.
But just like him, I also didn’t understand what was happening. My dear master’s sword, which should be at the bottom of the rampart, was stabbed in Goz’s ass.
「WHAT THE HELL IS THIS SWORD!?」
Goz pulled out the sword sticking out of his ass. Out of nowhere, Goz used that sword to stab his own chest.
He tried using his free hand to stop the blade from stabbing him.
It seems that sword was moving on its own to stab Goz.
Goz managed to stop that sword from stabbing his chest at last.
「… What the hell is that guy doing on his own?」
Omiros looked at Goz with a puzzled expression.
Goz’s figure, desperately trying to stop his own hand from stabbing himself in a half-naked state, was an extremely hilarious scene to behold from the side. Even Omiros couldn’t help but look with a puzzled face.
As we were looking at Goz in such a ridiculous scenario, we heard the sound of someone coming up the stairs. Someone finally ascended to this place. Omiros prepared himself for another battle since it was most likely the goblins.
「Sorry, I’m late.」
The one who ascended was a completely unexpected person.
「You are … that werewolf. What are you doing here?!」
Omiros asked as he stared at the one climbing the stairs. I knew this person, too. He was the werewolf who came along with us to Algore.
What is this person doing here? He should be locked up right now.
On a closer look, there was someone hanging on his back.
「Ri … Rietto?」
Omiros called out. For some reason, Rietto clung to the werewolf’s back.
「Geez! You should run a little bit slower!」
As she complained to the werewolf, Rietto descended from his back.
「Can’t be helped! That scary master is gonna kill me for sure if I let something terrible happened to that female human!」
「Is that so? That uncle minstrel was kind to Rietto, though?」
「Coz, it’s you …」
Those two were making a merry conversation.
「Rietto … What are you doing here?」
「Ah, Omiros! Eh, what happened? What’s up with all those wounds on your body? Are you all right?」
Rietto rushed towards Omiros.
「Well, don’t worry about me, Rietto … I can manage it somehow. Rather, what are you doing here?」
Omiros replied using a brave tone to try and make Rietto stop worrying about him. But one could easily tell from his expression that his body was injured all over.
「It’s not me, it’s werewolf-san! I don’t care about what happens to someone like Regena. I just clung on to werewolf-san all this time.」
Rietto said as she hid behind Omiros’s back.
Omiros and I looked at the werewolf.
「Yeah, that scary person told me to protect you … That’s why I followed your scent and arrived at this place.」
The werewolf said while laughing merrily.
Tilting my head due to the unexplainable situation, I wondered what he meant?