Chapter 43.2 : Battle For The Bond
「Sorry…….. Electric-type attacks won’t work on me anymore.」
I already prepared a counter measure against that kind of attack. Maybe things would have gotten really dangerous if I hadn’t prepared that countermeasure.
When I thought that she used that kind of dangerous skill on me without even a shred of hesitation a shiver ran through my spine.
The woman called Kaya was tottering on her feet. With this, she wouldn’t be able to do anything for a while.
I had to go to that confectionary castle immediately so I left her behind and ran.
I wouldn’t stop just because the woman called Kaya told me to do so.
Please, please keep her safe. I ran as I prayed for her safety.
◆Sword Maiden, Shirone
「FLYING SHADOW BLADE! ! 」
Several magic blades produced by her scythe chased after me.
I erased them all with the swing of my sword.
「Not bad, Shirone! ! Then, how about this, VOIDLESS BLADE! ! 」
And now she used teleporting magic blades. But, this technique was too easy to dodge as long as I paid attention since there was a time lag between the moment she created the blade and when it made its move.
This was like a seesaw game.
Despite her stupidly high defensive power, the Silver Witch seemed to have limited means of attack. For this reason, none of her attacks could finish me off.
But, my attacks were also unable to penetrate her solid defense.
And yet, the one being chased around was me. I was bound to be defeated if things kept going on as they were.
「FLAME BLADE! ! WINGS BLADE, BLAZING SWALLOW!」
I sent my attack towards her but it stopped by one of the Silver Witch’s magic barriers.
The magic barrier power varied in accordance to the power of its user. Despite not being as powerful as Rena’s, the Silver Witch’s magic barrier was still quite a powerful one.
「What a tough magic barrier…….. Reiji-kun should be able to tear through this magic barrier, but it’s simply impossible for me.」
Reiji-kun’s sword was fast, and heavy. He could easily tear even Rena’s magic barriers if they were just one or two. But, unlike Reiji-kun’s, none of my attacks could reach her.
Despite slightly lacking in the power department, my swinging speed was around the same as Reiji-kun’s. So the main reason I couldn’t tear through her barrier must have been just that – my lacking power.
「None of your attacks can reach me, Shirone! ! 」
The Silver Witch swung her scythe again as she yelled, sending several magic blades towards me again.
The magic blades with auto-tracking function chased after me like my own shadow, so I couldn’t just dodge them. Since I had no choice I intercepted all of those magic blades, while the Silver Witch controlled another magic blade to attack me. I flew past the magic blades to leave my previous position in a hurry.
I could somehow avoid her attacks for now, but dodging them became increasingly more difficult each moment.
「It seems you realized that you’re slowly driven into a corner, Shirone. With this, Kuroki will be MINE and MINE alone. Your existence is just an eyesore. So BEGONE!」
The Silver Witch yelled as she swung her scythe. [ED: Damn Yandere, you scary!]
「KUROKI ISN’T YOURS! ! 」
I replied while stopping her slash with my sword.
You can’t treat a person like a thing. And most of all, manipulating a person will with a magic drug makes it even worse.
「Then, does that make Kuroki yours? ! 」
「He isn’t MINE! ! 」
「Then just shut your mouth and begone, you’re just an eyesore! ! 」
I deflected her scythe with my sword and then took some distance from her. We were glaring at each other.
I started laughing.
「What are you laughing for? 」
「I see now………. In short. You can’t make Kuroki completely yours, is that it? 」
When I said so, the Silver Witch’s cute face became sullen.
It seems my remark was a bull’s eye.
I was convinced. Kuroki wasn’t completely under her control yet. There was still a chance to save him.
「Certainly, sometimes………… Kuroki is leering at Regena’s butt.」
The Silver Witch said with a vexed tone.
I was astonished to hear her say those words.
What the hell is that closet pervert doing in Nargol. It seems he needs to receive strict re-education in his conduct.
「BUT! ! MOST OF THE TIME, HE’S PEERING AT KUNA’S BREAST AND BUTT! ! THERE’S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT! ! 」
Saying so, she charged at me and then swung her scythe again.
Though her attacks became faster than before, her movements were sloppier.
I could cope now, with her attacks becoming sloppy.
I dodged her slash and then chanted sending a counter as I said the name of my skill.
「THOUSAND SWALLOW WINGS BLADE! ! ! 」
「KUH！ ! 」
But, the Silver Witch’s barriers repelled my attacks.
The momentary delay in erecting her magical barrier allowed me to seal her movements.
I forcibly fixed my stance and charged towards her. My body was screaming in pain, but I couldn’t let go of this chance.
I charged my entire magic power in to the sword on my shoulder.
I was about to unleash my finishing attack, the Thousand Swallow Wings Blade, in succession. This was, in fact, quite a reckless action. But, I wouldn’t be able to beat the Silver Witch unless I forced myself to do this.
「HA! ! 」
Along with my yell, I swung my sword from the overhead stance in a forward spin.
My sword was blocked by her magic shield, but without caring about that, I kept hacking on the shield.
「WHAT! ? 」
One of the magic shields was broken under my continous onslaught, like a dispersing mist. The Silver Witch wasn’t reacting fast enough to erect another magic shield, defending herself against my attack with the handle of her scythe. At this rate, we were going to crash against each other.
I gained the upper hand, literally, as I started attacking the Silver Witch from above .
「As expected, you can’t erect your magic shield and form your blades at this distance! ! 」
I declared so to the fallen Silver Witch.
It went according to my plan. This plan might have failed if she could deploy double the number of her current magic shields.
Yosh, let’s call this skill “Heavenly Wings Decapitating Demon Sword”. I must say – it’s quite a wonderful name.
The Silver witch tried to repel my sword that was interlocked with her scyth with a vexed expression.
But I wouldn’t let her do that. I put more power into my sword.
「Ufufu, even if you lost in other areas, it seems that your brute power is still above mine.」
Though I wanted to retort to her remarks just now, I was not in a position to do so.
I put more power in my swings.
「Now then, release Kuroki at once! ! 」
「Gugugu…….. W-What are you……. Talking about?」
「Don’t play dumb in front of me! ! You’re the one who brainwashed Kuroki with your magic! ! 」
There’s no way that kind and gentle Kuroki would serve under that atrocious demon king unless you brainwashed him. You’re going to die if you keep feigning your ignorance.
I had no power left after using my finishing move in succession. I was going to lose if she suddenly turned the tables on me.
And not just that, I was basically out of power to even press my sword an inch further towards my opponent.
And just like that, we were glaring at each other from our positions.
「EH! ! 」
「AH！ ! 」
After who knows how long, I suddenly felt an extremely powerful force from behind tearing me off from the Silver Witch and tossing me to the edge of the room. Looking at the one who threw me I saw the figure of the Dark Knight, standing there as he held the hand of the Silver Witch.
「Kuroki! ! 」
When I saw the figure of the Dark Knight, I was petrified, unable to move my body.
The Silver Witch was screaming. It seems they were talking about something. When I saw them talking to each other so intimately, It felt like my limbs were being tied to the floor.
So when the Silver Witch backed down, Kuroki finally walked towards me. His sword was still in his sheath, he had no intention to fight at all.
「Shirone! ! Let’s talk outside! ! 」
◆Dark Knight, Kuroki
Somehow I managed to arrive and prevent the worst scenario from happening. After convincing Kuna to step back from this for the time being, I looked at Shirone.
Oh, crap she…….. was really pissed off right now.
I made up my mind as I walked towards Shirone, who was glaring daggers at me.
Please stop with that glare, I’m getting cold feet over here. What should I do? What should I do now?
I unintentionally tore Shirone off from Kuna when I thought that she almost killed her. I never thought of what was going to happen after that.
「Now then Shirone, it’s 2-On-1! ! 」
Kuna said, as she fixed her stance with her scythe.
At least don’t use edged wea——– F$ck, what in the world was I thinking just now.
I couldn’t keep my composure anymore. Anyway, I couldn’t let these two start another battle here.
「Kuna, let me tend to her. During that time, please withdraw from Algore along with this castle.」
「Mu~. Why Kuroki? The two of us can certainly finish her off! ! 」
I shook my head to deny her. No…….. Only I may accompany Shirone and no one else….. Not in her current condition……
「It’s okay, I’m more powerful than her. That’s why, please wait for me in Nargol, Kuna.」
「No! ! 」
I looked at Kuna with a surprised face.
She never said no to whatever I asked of her until now. [:O]
「There’s no way I can let Kuroki be together with that woman. That woman is dangerous……… It feels like she………. Will take Kuroki to somewhere far, far away.」
Kuna looked at Shirone with eyes filled with hostility.
「……… I won’t do that you know, Kuna. Even if I did that, I would take you along with me. I promise.」
I was really clear with the meaning of my words just now, but I had to say this.
Kuna looked at me. We gazed into each other’s eyes.
「I understand……. I’ll wait for you in Nargol.」
Maybe because she understood the meaning behind my statement, Kuna lowered her scythe as she unwillingly gave in.
After confirming that, I went towards Shirone. Shirone kept her stance without moving at all.
「Shirone! ! Let’s talk outside! ! 」
Hearing me, Shirone sheat her sword back to its scabbard.