Chapter 44.3 : Hundreds-Armed Giant
「That is Parish’s … No, I mean something summoned by Goz to destroy Algore.」
Everyone showed a shocked face as they couldn’t believe what they just heard.
Omiros explained the situation from the beginning to now.
「There was such a thing…」
「What a failure. If I knew he was that kind of man, I would have choked him to death…」
Hearing Kaya spit out her frustration, Kyouka nodded.
To be honest, I also agree with her. I never expected Goz to do something that exceeded my expectations by calling upon that.
「Then, what are we going to do with that thing? It’s heading towards us!」
MacGaius asked as he looked at the Hundred-armed Giant.
Before I noticed, the Algorians gathered around the edge of the rampart to watch that Hundred-armed Giant approaching. It seems that they panicked seeing that.
「Can you defeat something of that size?」
「I think I can win against that.」
When I replied to her question, I looked at Regena.
「But then, what about you, Regena? Do you want to save this kingdom? It seems this kingdom will be in danger if we leave it as it is. If you really wish for it, I’ll leave with you and let this kingdom face its doom.」
As I asked Regena such a question, everyone nervously looked at her.
Regena shook her head as she answered.
「No, my dear master. Currently, there are people who have a good relationship with me in Algore. I’ve a lot of memories of when I was living in Algore that I treasure. I won’t let Algore, the kingdom where Omiros is living, be destroyed. That’s why, please save them.」
Regena bowed to me.
That was a perfect enough answer for me. In that case, it was decided.
「I see, I guess it’s time to save this kingdom. Glorious!」
Saying so, I soared in the sky and landed on the back of Glorious.
We head towards the Hundred-armed Giant.
Just what in the world is this giant?
I thought. The giant was basically a mass of enmity. That enmity wasn’t just directed toward something specific. I could feel that it hated the world itself.
I don’t know why such a being can exist in this world, but as her master, it’s my duty to fulfill her wish.
「O black flame!」
I clad my sword in black flame and then injected a huge chunk of my magic power into the black flame.
Twisting my body, I swept down with my sword.
The blade, clad in a mass of black flames, stretched out, burning the Hundred-armed Giant in its wake, creating a loud sound as it hit the ground.
After the black flames vanished, the figure of the Hundred-armed Giant couldn’t be seen anymore.
It was nicely done despite being an impromptu skill. Let’s call this technique, “Decapitation of Darkness Divine Blade.” What a great name.
Well then, let’s stop this stupid train of thought and go back to Algore for the time being. There’s something I must do.
I first needed a confirmation from Regena.
Then, I needed to check on Goz, who disappeared from there. He might be up to no good again. I decided to look for him later.
I wonder where that guy is right now. Whatever, Algore comes first.
◆Goblin Prince, Goz
「Impossible … Defeating the Hundred-armed Giant in a single stroke.」
Despite being ranked at the bottom end, the Hundred-armed Giant should have power rivaling a god. And he defeated that so easily?
「F$CK! No matter how you look at it, there’s no way I can win against that monster.」
It was annoying, but I had no choice but to give up on Regena.
「Hhm! I can have as many females as I want!」
After cursing like that, the realisation that I won’t go back to Algore anymore hit me. But there’s still a large amount of human countries available.
Which country should I be heading to for now?
「Where do you think you’re going, Goz?」
Somebody called my name as I was about to leave. It was the voice I didn’t want to hear the most in the world.
Turning around, I saw the biggest goblin in existence.
「M-Mother. What are you doing here?」
There was no way I could mistake her ugly face for something else. It was my one and only mother. When I looked around, I found myself surrounded by many goblins. Those goblins, armed to the teeth, were those slow-witted ones from the south. They were the regular soldiers of the Karon kingdom.
「What am I doing here? I think you already know the reason, Goz. How dare you steal the important thing entrusted by his majesty, the Demon King, for your own convenience…」
My mother’s face was dyed with anger.
Oh crap, if I don’t run away now, I’m dead.
But, I was already surrounded on all sides.
「Goz, I’ll give you pain worse than death. Capture him!」
After my mother gave out the orders, rope flew from everywhere and coiled itself around me.
It seemed it was magic rope, which made me completely immobile.
Could it be that I have to go back to that dark goblin kingdom? No, I don’t want that. I don’t want to go back to that dark place.
No one responded to my plea.
The rope continued to mercilessly bind my body.
「NO! REGENA! SAVE ME!」
◆Dark Knight, Kuroki
「What’s your choice, Regena? Do you want to go back to the world of humans?」
After I landed back in Algore, I asked Regena that question.
To be honest, I thought it was better for her to stay by Omiros’s side rather than return to Nargol.
Nargol was simply not a place for humans to live. The denizens of Nargol never regarded Regena and her family as their comrades. That, in itself, would cause considerable burden on their mental state. That was why I thought it was better for Regena and her family to go back to the human world.
But, it seems Regena was hesitant about this matter.
「Regena-san, don’t you think that the other members of your family should stay in the world of humans?」
Kyouka also tried to bring Regena back to the human world.
「But, my dear master is…」
Looking at me, Regena seemed to have a hard time expressing her own feelings. Could it be that she was having a hard time choosing to leave Nargol due to the obligation that she felt towards me?
That didn’t make sense, I don’t mind about such things like obligations. I mean the reason I saved Regena was just a whim of mine, nothing more and nothing less. That was why I wasn’t that eager to receive her feelings of obligation.
「It’s okay, you don’t need to worry about me, Regena. You should walk on your own path. Whatever you choose, I’ll support it.」
After saying so, Regena nodded at me, having made her decision.
「Understood. I think I want to go back to the human world.」
So it was decided. She had my blessing for her choice.
Now, build a happy marriage relationship with Omiros.
「Kyouka-sama, I’ll take your offer.」
Regena bowed to Kyouka. I could only tilt my head in confusion hearing those words. Eh, I got this feeling that I missed something here.
「I see, well then, return with us to Holy Republic Lenaria.」
Smiling, Kyouka replied so to Regena. Shirone and Kaya who heard Regena reply from the side also nodded their heads.
EH? Somehow, Regena would go to the Holy Republic of Lenaria instead? When did they have such a talk? Then, what about Omiros?
「Thank you for your kindness until now, Omiros. I’ve decided to give my heart to someone else. Sorry, but I can’t respond to your feelings. Nevertheless, you still have so many friends on your side. Someday, let’s meet again in the Holy Republic of Lenaria.」
Regena replied so to Omiros. I was shocked to hear that.
I never knew that Regena was in love with someone else and that person wasn’t Omiros. I wonder what kind of a person she fell in love with?
I’m really curious about that now. Maybe it has something to do with the reason Regena decided to go to the Holy Republic of Lenaria instead of Algore. Then, there’s only one person who can make her take such a decision.
The Hero of Light, Reiji. The person who Regena loves must be none other than Reiji. Come to think of it, they met once before in the past.
Another one, huh … I feel down now. Now it looks like I protected Regena for Reiji’s sake.
「Yeah, please take care of yourself.」
Omiros smiled as he said so. It felt more like a forced smile to me.
Poor Omiros. Her Regena was stolen by Reiji.
But, he gave his blessings to Regena instead of being angry.
So, since Omiros chose to endure it, naturally I, as her master can’t lose to him.
「My dear master. Before that, please … Bring me back to Nargol for the last time to explain the situation to everyone.」
Regena then turned around and faced me as she said so.
「Yeah, we should do that…」
I replied with a stiff face since I had the luxury of hiding my expression thanks to the helmet that I wore.
Even if I gave my heartfelt blessing to her, it seems that my body can’t accept it.
Though you can’t say that Omiros was a cool and refreshing guy by any standard, he was an honest man. That’s why, deep inside, I preferred to leave Regena in Omiros’s hands rather than Reiji’s.
But it seems that deep inside, Regena didn’t think so. Shirone was also like that, though … Well, I really can’t understand women’s hearts after all.
「Let’s get going then, Regena…」
I called Glorious with a slightly heavy mood. Thereupon, Glorious flew high up in the sky and descended just right on the side of the watchtower.
「WAIT RIGHT THERE, KUROKI!」
Shirone asked me to stop.
When I turned around, Shirone had this pouting expression on her face.
「Kaya-san told me to withdraw just now. BUT! Mark my words, I WILL DEFINITELY TAKE YOU OUT OF NARGOL! PREPARE YOURSELF!」
After saying so, Shirone suddenly turned away. It seems that the woman called Kaya managed to persuade her.
I replied in a low voice.
「WHAT’S WITH THAT TONE, ARE YOU DISSATISFIED!」
Her anger ignited. Well, I mean I have my own circumstances.
Now, it was Rietto’s turn to call out to Regena.
「Thank you for saving my life! And sorry for always acting cold and distant towards you!」
Rietto bowed to Regena.
「Don’t mind it, Rietto! I’m glad that you’re as lively as before!」
Regena smiled at her. I felt that her smile was really fascinating.
「Shall we go then, my dear master!」
Along with her voice, I carried Regena and got on Glorious’s back.
Omiros was waving his hand at us. Regena was also waving back at him.
Even if those two were not tied by some sort of connection like marriage, I could feel a strong bond between them. That was why I was certain that they would definitely reunite.
With Glorious’s flying speed, Algore instantly became a dot of light behind us.
「Good bye, my birthplace…」
Regena muttered. It seems that she cried for a short while, and then that cry was replaced by laughter. I’m sure that she was glad for the last words from Rietto.
Brushing on her head, Regena then turned around and looked at me.
Before long, we crossed the Akeron mountain range and entered Nargol.
「Well Regena, I guess this is goodbye to Nargol of eternal night, a gloomy and dark place.」
I laughed while saying so.
「… You’re wrong, my dear master. Nargol isn’t a gloomy and dark place. Because you are there, my dear master.」
Regena embraced me on top of Glorious’s back.
It startled me when she suddenly embraced me.
「Surely, Nargol might be a dark place due to its perpetual night … But then, my dear master, please shine upon me like the twinkling stars in the night. That way … I will never think of Nargol as a dark place, my dear master.」
Saying so, Regena keep clinging to me as she smiled.
It seems that she just said an extremely embarrassing line. Her words might have been just her gratitude to me.
Nevertheless, it was still an extremely embarrassing line.
Glorious kept flying with us.
Nargol’s sky was dark, but my heart was as bright as a sunny day.