Chapter 39 : 1+1+1+1 = ……..
My and the Jiisha’s HP bar were already in the red zone. We were also in the middle of a dance. Stabbing Shidarezakura into his forelimb while dodging his claw attack, I ran toward his face, leaving a trail of blood.
I then politely sent hails-of-gratitude-bullets into the mouth of the Jiisha that had opened wide. Though with a slight mistake some might end up as food for the Jiisha if they’re too late in retreating once they get too close, for me, this is a golden chance to feed him with my bullets.
Even more so, it’ll be even more troublesome if he uses that AOE attack to attack the entire arena again. Midori-san is still in the middle of cooling down after firing off such big magic, and Shinji’s HP bar isn’t high enough yet. Moreover, Aoi-san’s song of healing won’t make it in time. This place will become the watershed of this battle. That was my conviction.
「This is―― YOUR GRAVE! 」
He only has 20% of his HP left currently. Therefore, I kept pressing onto him without letting him open the distance between us. But then, after coming this far, the Jiisha showed a never-seen-before move.
In order to open the distance with me, he leaped up high. If it was only that, then he’ll just repeat the same moves from before. But, he suddenly stopped and started floating mid air.
「Levitation? No, is there an invisible platform? Well, whatever it is, this is bad news,」
That posture, no matter how you look at it, it’s a stance of him about to ram his huge frame toward me. If he leaped from that posture with his entire mass behind, it’ll be really difficult to dodge, even for me. However,
「I have no choice but to dodge it!」
When I’m fixing my stance, the Jiisha’s body suddenly radiated brilliant light, which was then released like a bullet.
「――！ ? 」
How should I say, it’s like a phenomenon in which one suddenly finds themself pitted against an impossibly huge dump truck. The figure of the falling Jiisha which had looked a bit smaller at first enlarged to normal size the moment he closed in on me.
Abandoning every single thought of resisting, I focused solely on dodging the monster’s ramming attack. That large frame, along with such speed, I might really be sent to the grave even if it only just grazes me a little.
「OH CRAP, UWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! ? 」
Though I’d barely dodged it, the ground exploded upon receiving the impact from the falling Jiisha.
――Doesn’t this attack have a similar firepower to that of a missile!
While being blown away several dozen metres, I kept my eyes fixated on the densely risen cloud of dust. Then, the Jiisha suddenly charged out from inside the cloud of dust.
――WAIT A MINUTE, TIME OUUUUUT!!!
But, the second charge had less power than the previous charge, the radiance around his body is also gone already. Nevertheless, unleashing such rush from that distance is betraying the common sense of living being but, I can dodge if he comes at me with only that level of speed and barely have a chance to send a counter.
I’m plunging myself toward Jiisha while matching with the timing of his mowing down forefeet. Though this guy has speed advantage, my reflex is far beyond him. In that case, my victory is,
「LET’S END THIS, MONSTER!! 」
In that moment. The moment right before his claw attack almost upon my head, I dodge by twisting the entire muscle of my body to the point they’re making creaking sound. And then, using the momentum of that twist, I rammed my weapon into his nose with every bit of my power into it. It’s not my knife, it’s Shinji spare sword.
「GYAAAOOOOO！ ? 」
The result of me stabbing that sword into his nose with the support of Red Ogre skill along with the momentum of his rush is that sword piercing deep into his nose all the way to the sword hill and causing a never-seen-before reaction from Jiisha.
――Way to go!
I can’t extract the sword that pierced deep into his nose. But, my attack has yet to end. In the next moment, I’m changing my weapon to gun and firing only into the wound in his nose.
Jiisha raised a wailing cry but, he kept rushing at me without minding the hails of bullets that raining into his wound, it seems he’s not hating this bullets.
「――WHAT THE! ? 」
Even if he’s showing a different pattern from before, his attack couldn’t reach me as long as I’m putting most of my effort to dodge his rush and clawing attack. Nevertheless, I’m kicking his wounded nose to jump back in order to reduce the damage to minimum.
But thanks to that the gap between us opened again. I’ll be in deep shit if that guy is using the same light-clad rush from before. And the most dangerous of all is the fact that Shinji-tachi position in straight line behind me and Jiisha. Even if I can dodge that rush, it’ll come toward Shinji-tachi direction.
I’m moving to the side of Jiisha as a minimum measure to let Shinji-tachi out of Jiisha line of fire. It’s then up to Jiisha attack but………. I’m begging you, you won’t shine like before right?
I’m prayed―― Half-believing on my pray but, fortunately Jiisha is rushing at me without that luminescent from before. Even if I’m saying it that way, it’s actually no different from a huge beast rushing at you. If I loosened my vigilance even just a little here, it was a foolish joke if I was to receive such charge head on. I’m dodging his rush which coming along with his claw attack, and then firing another hails of bullets into his face.
Shaving his HP bar little………….. By little. But, I want to avoid such drawn out battle as much as possible. When it comes to that, my gun is aiming for his eyes and then pressing the trigger――
But then, my train of thought interrupted at that moment. My field of vision covered by a gigantic fireball.
The thing that coming out from Jiisha mouth is a gigantic fireball. And it comes straight toward me.
――THE HECK, SO YOU CAN DO SUCH TRICK TOO! Geez, as I thought, I’ll be in a deep shit if this is turned into drawn out battle.
Since the flying speed of the gigantic fireball is no different from Jiisha rushing speed, even though I can barely dodge it, the explosion upon the impact will be slowly whittling my already bottomed HP bar.
――More than this, I really will be in a deep shit. I can’t even have those claw attacks to graze me even just a little.
Here, I decided to use my last trump card.
「SHINJI! INTERRUPT HIM, NOW! 」
Right after saying so, I’m running toward Shinji and while slightly delayed, Shinji is also running toward me.
Jiisha is also running after me like a lion hunting his prey. Despite having invoked Red Ogre, my speed can’t be compared to him. At this rate he’ll catch me fore sure.
But, my aim isn’t to run away from Jiisha. In the first place, this kind of situation is the best situation I’m wishing for. And, definitely the last chance to beat Jiisha.
「LET’S GO, SHINJI! 」
「OU, COME AT ME! 」
The timing is when Jiisha is almost catching up to me. But, me and Shinji is a bit faster than him. I then leap high into the air as if I’m going to drop send a drop kick to Shinji.
「――Defense Shield! 」
Shinji set his shield almost perpendicular to the ground. Though I definitely will be falling to the ground due to gravity, our next arrangement have completed.
「Offense―― SHIEEEEEEEEELD! 」
Right after I’m landing on his shield, Shinji throws me toward Jiisha with his shield while I on the other hand also kick the shield by matching his timing. Though Shinji shield is blown away due to my extremely powerful kick, thanks to that I could jump right in front of Jiisha face with a never-seen-before speed.
「――GA！ ? 」
Though this guy keep showing those out of norm movements, his body itself is that of a carnivore. Thus, his reaction will be delayed a bit against a prey who is running away with their back against him.
And just I expected, Jiisha reaction is delayed when I suddenly make a 180 degree turn and launched myself toward him with unexpected speed.
And the only way to intercept me who launched myself at his face in time is by crunching me using his fangs.
I’m expecting him to expose it for that very reason.
Your―― Greatest weak point.
The gate that about to welcome my arrival is filled with fiendish looking row of teeth. I’ll gladly enter that hell gate.
I keep rushing toward Jiisha gigantic gate which flung open while replacing the normal bullet with red one. The weapon in my hand is gun and knife. I definitely will become his food if I’m plunging into his mouth as it is. As it is, that is.
Faster than the collision with Jiisha, I’m taking out a certain weapon from my item box. I borrowed this from Shinji, an important weapon which similar with shield. And that is――
「KNIGHT LANCE! 」
A lance appeared in my hand along with my cry.
Originally, knight job was excelled in both offense and defense by using sword or lance for offense and shield for defense. Though Shinji had a lance due to his admiration toward knight, the lance was proven too much for him right now so I’m borrowing it for the time being.
And this lance is a weapon with greatest penetrating power due to its toughness and cone shape. Originally, it’s a weapon designed to be used by knight on horseback to demolish the enemies but, my current speed right now is easily surpassing a knight charge.
Using nothing but the spring power of the upper half of my body, to thrust the lance into Jiisha throat―― EAT THIS!!!
「GYAGOAAAA！ ? 」
「Uwaaa! ? 」
The moment the lance pierced into Jiisha throat, right after delivering such dreadful attack, I’m flinging myself to the side due to the collision with Jiisha.
Before being flung aside, I’m taking a defensive posture to prepare myself for the incoming attack. Despite doing so, I’m not out of danger yet. I’m still in the worst possible danger since I don’t know whether Jiisha is still hiding another attack pattern. I can’t let my guard down.
But, the scenery that I saw when preparing my posture was the figure of stiffness Jiisha with the tip of the lance pierced through from the back of his head.
「Did we………. Beat it? 」
I unintentionally blurt the words that might be become the worst kind of flag. Thereupon, just as I thought, Jiisha body suddenly was leaping high into the air and,
「Guh, why did I say those words. I should expect this kind of situation, this form is――」
Jiisha was turned into particles of light.