Chapter 141.4 : Interlude Part 4
Flora showed her own will to at least not back off from that man. With her hand held aloft towards the man, she stepped back slowly.
Hearing that, the vulgar man stared at her with a surprised face. And then, as if there no distance between him and Flora――、
「…………… Kuhahaha, don’t tell me that you’re still worrying about the life of the crew even at this point. No, should I say that it’s my fault for underestimating you. And here I was expecting you to beg us to spare your life」
He told her so as if admiring her while letting out such a strange laugh.
「…………. W-What are you laughing for? 」
Flora who couldn’t understand what the man in front of her was thinking took another step back.
「No, it’s nothing. It’s just a little………… No, I’m really interested in knowing what kind of human you are, my curiosity almost drove me crazy. Killing you just like this won’t be entertaining at all.」
And then, after the vulgar man said so――、
「Wait a minute――」
The polite man tried to say something with a flustered voice. But the vulgar man gave his command with his hand and the polite man could only heave a sigh.
「……….. If that was the case, please leave now.」
Flora made her demand as if throwing it on their face while looking at them. But――,
「Unfortunately we can’t do that. But if you come with us obediently, we might spare the life of the remaining crew.」
The vulgar man showed a regretful face and yet accepted half of Flora’s demand. And then, he took out a red crystal almost as big as a fist from his bosom pocket.
「…………………. Really? 」
Flora looked at the vulgar man with a suspicious gaze.
「Yeah, I swear.」
The vulgar man nodded without a shred of hestitation. But――,
「……… To be honest, I can’t trust your words.」
Flora didn’t have a shred of trust towards the man in front of her. In the first place, they might really kill the other crew members.
(What should I do?)
Various expressions appeared on her face as her head worked hard to think about her own situation.
「Hahaha. Well then, what should I do then? What can you offer in your current position? Whether you’re going to trust me or not is your own choice but, the lives of the crew including the ones in the other magic ships is inn my hand. If you do not agree here, I really am going to kill you this time. Since you seem troubled by it, I’ll give you 3 seconds. If you’re not going to make a decision, I’ll kill you for sure. 3, 2――」
「U-Understood. Wait, please wait a minute! I believe you! That’s why, please…………. Promise me.」
Flora agreed in panic as the vulgar man almost finished his countdown. She had no choice but to agree even if she knew the end result. Thereupon――,
「Yeah, I promise. To save the lives of the crew.」
The vulgar man gave his promise with a clear voice.
「…………. Thank you very much.」
Flora said her gratitude and slowly lowered her hands. And then with her head down waited for her own doom. That vulgar man might break his promise but, she was sure that man will definitely break his promise if she resisted.
「Hahaha, truly a noble person. Well then, allow me to give you something special as an extra to show my respect to you. If you’re lucky, you might come out of this situation alive you know? 」
「Ex………… Tra? 」
Flora showed a puzzled expression as the man laughed in a good mood. In the next moment――、
「This is what I mean. 《Teleport》.」
The vulgar man tossed the red crystal towards Flora. And then followed it by chanting the aria for space magic. Right at that moment, the space around the crystal warped――,
「 ……Eh? 」
Flora who was still puzzled by that situation vanished from that place.
「…………… Poor thing. She’ll die a more comfortable death if she hadn’t attracted your attention. Where did you send her to? 」
The polite man asked with a rigid tone.
「She might be around the forest in the north of Paladia kingdom? 」
The vulgar man replied with a nonchalant tone.
「Paladia kingdom………… That kingdom is right in the middle of the war zone that my kingdom is supporting right. Her being alone aside, you even sent the princess of Bertram kingdom right in front of her kingdom’s enemy.」
「It should be a good experience for her in exchange for a pleasant death right? Aren’t you also curious about what kind of look she will show us in our next meeting?」
The polite man shrugged his shoulders with a disappointed expression as the vulgar man look like he was desperately trying to hold back his laughter.
「It’s because of that bad taste of yours that you keep making more enemies.」
「The grudge from human is a spice of life don’t you think so. Well then, there’s nothing left to do in this place right. Let’s deal with the rest of them. Call THAT right now.」
「Naturally I would do so but, didn’t you make a promise to spare the life of the crew? 」
「Oioi, I never said that I was going to spare all of them. Weren’t we going to spare one ship from the very beginning? 」
「I see. Well then, let’s go back after I call THAT.」
After saying so, the polite man turned around.
「Ah come to think of it, you just said something interesting a while ago. What about the one who knew about me?」
The vulgar man also followed the polite man and asked that question as if he had just remembered.
「Yeah, an extremely powerful person. Even the combination of Arein-tachi couldn’t make him break a sweat. I also fought him once before and yet, even I couldn’t put a scratch on him. The worst of all, he’s contracted to a human type spirit.」[TL : Rio, You sound more and more like ZGMF X20A – Strike Freedom now Rio, unscathtched till the end.]
「…….. Hou, sounds like an extremely interesting guy. Where is he right now? 」
「Last time he was with the first princess of Bertram kingdom but, as for now I don’t know where is he. Since he knows about my official standing and I fed him with the information that he might find you in the north, he might already be on the way to the north.」
「I see…………….. Well, I also wanted to see our escaped princess. How about we heading to Paladia first. Well if he’s really looking for me, he might come to find me in Paladia.」
「Well then, since I have some business in Rubia kingdom, we will go together till the middle of the way」
And such a conversation unfolded between them as if they were taking a stroll in the park.
And then, a few minutes later, a dragon-like beast raided the fleet. The escort fleet and magic ship, everyone one of those ships were annihilated save for one.