Chapter 150.3 : Lucius Orgaule
Lucius said that to Renji, who was trying to stand up, as if scoffing at him.
「……… I wanted to catch him alive if possible, but whatever.」
Renji muttering in low voice. In the next moment, bone chilling air started to drift in the air with himself at the center point.
「It seems that his divine raiment manipulates the ice element.」
Lucius and Reis looked at that scenery with slightly surprised faces. The next moment, Renji suddenly accelerated forward. His speed was even faster than before.
He was already in front of Lucius in the next moment and he used his momentum to swing down his halberd.
「Just a little better than before.」
Lucius set his stance to receive Renji’s full powered attack from the front.
Renji shouted and kept pressing Lucius with his brute force.
「Hahahaha! Is that all you got?! 」
Maybe because his fighting instincts kicked in, he made fun of Renji, whose frown grew deeper as he swooped down on Lucius.
The smaller Renji was swinging his halberd with his full power and that power was enough to turn Lucius’ body into minced meat with just a slight mistake in receiving the attack. It might have been a simple matter for him to beat his opponent with this difference in physical ability if his opponent was just a run-of-the-mill knight who knew nothing but 《Hyper Physical Ability》.
But, maybe because Lucius‘ sword was also loaded with ancient type body strengthening magic, he could keep up with Renji’s movement without any problem.
「Ha~, your speed and power is commendable indeed. Along with that absurd amount of magic power, hero.」
Though Lucius kept stirring him up, Renji was swinging his halberd in silence, his gaze fixed on Lucius’ sword.
Lucius suddenly closed his eyes and warded every single one of Renji’s strikes with a composed face. Nevertheless, Renji kept brandishing his halberd at an unbelievable speed.
A while later, Renji’s furious strikes stopped for a moment and ――,
「It’s time to end this huh?」
Lucius tilted his head with a confused face.
「I’ve seen through that sword.」
Renji proudly said so. Heaving a sigh, Lucius looked at his sword that, before he knew, was already covered in ice.
「You failed to notice the change in your sword since you wield it with gloves right? From this point on, as long as you exchange blows with my cocytus, your hand might suffer from frostbite. Or your blade will break first.」
Renji proudly said.
「Co……………… Cytus? Is that the name of your halberd? 」
Lucius asked with a curious look.
「Ha~H, I see. This guy is quite a famous one, huh?」
「Your struggle is futile. No one can use this except for me. This is my personal weapon.」
Renji blatantly shook his head.
「I see, I feel bad for that guy. Well, enough with this chit chat, guess it’s time to start round three.」
Lucius acted as if regretting that fact and grasped the frozen hilt of his sword again.
「…………….. Didn’t you understand what I said? 」
Renji eyes opened wide as he asked that question.
「I said that you lost your chance to beat me. Give it up already. Nevertheless, that man over there still has some use.」
When Renji is said so while looking at Reis――,
「Oioi, that guy is a quite short tempered one huh? Seriously, he still wants to fight? 」
After saying something that couldn’t be comprehended by Renji, Lucius looked at Reis with a surprised face.
「Oh well, guess I just need to show him reality. That load of useless explanations that kept interrupting the fight cooled my interest. Let’s go.」
After heaving a sigh, Lucius suddenly accelerated towards Renji.
「Ceh, A battle maniac who can’t see the difference between our abilities huh?! 」
Renji swung his halberd again and again to stop Lucius’ sword strikes.
「Yeah yeah. Quite an obstinate child huh?! 」
Lucius’ sword clashed against Renji’s halberd while cracking such jokes with a bored tone. As Lucius’ sword was gradually covered with ice――
「This is the end.」
Renji retreated and swung his halberd with his full power to break Lucius’s sword. A flash of strike. When Renji’s unstoppable slash was about to connect with Lucius’ sword, it passed through.
Right after that――,]
As soon as Renji was sure of of victory――,
（Did I put too much strength into my attack?）
He heaved a sigh due to light exhaustion. He definitely witnessed the moment their weapons were about to clash. But, maybe because he used more power than usual, he couldn’t feel the moment his halberd hacked Lucius’ sword.
No, rather than breaking it, it was more like his halberd sliced through it. As Renji was being overwhelmed by the sense of satisfaction of his attack――,
He tilted over as he felt something stabbing his abdomen from behind. When he looked at his abdomen to confirm that uncomfortable feeling――,
「…………….. What, the? 」
He saw Lucius black sword proturded from his abdomen. When Lucius swiftly took the sword out of Renji’s abdomen, Renji’s clothes were already drenched with blood.
Renji turned around with a perplexed face. He saw Lucius standing not too far away from him while sneering as if mocking him――、
「Im… possible? 」
Renji’s eyes opened wide due to amazement. Far from breaking, Even the ice coiling around his sword had vanished.
「Hahaha, quite a nice expression you got there.」
Lucius smiled happily.
「Please don’t let your guard down. This degree of injury isn’t enough to stop the hero. Make him faint soon since it’ll be troublesome if he’s awakened due to our mistake. Even his wound might be healed.」
Reis reminded Lucius immediately.
「I know already.」
Lucius approached Renji as soon as he said so, ――、
「GAH! ? 」
Striking at Renji’s jaw with the pommel of his sword. Renji’s body jerked lightly, and then dropped to the ground. But――,
Renji didn’t lose consciousness and tried to raise his body.
「This guy is surprisingly tough. That blow was strong enough to crush his jaw… Can I cut one or two of his limb? 」
To Lucius question――、
「No, carrying him along will be troublesome. Just poke several holes in his abdomen, that should be enough. Excessive bleeding might make him faint.」
Reis gave the instruction while shaking his head from side to side.
Lucius stabbed his sword in Renji’s back without showing any hesitation. Stab.
「GAH! ? Argh, GAH, Stop! 」
Renji said so while vomitting blood.
「Don’t worry, a hero won’t die just from this」
Lucius stabbed his sword in Renji’s back again and trampled Renji’s head as if to stop him from moving around.
Renji fell face first onto the ground unable to resit.
「Splendid. It seems he fainted.」
Reis clapped his hands as he approached Lucius.
「………….. Ha~h, that was a poor farce. Didn’t I say that I hate dealing with brats that just started growing hair? If it’s only at this level, you should be strong enough to handle him right? 」
Feeling disappointed with the turn of events, Lucius asked that question with an irritated tone.
「You shouldn’t underestimate the heroes you know. We got this result only because he couldn’t make full use of his divine raiment. They’re prone to going berserk, or awakened if they’re cornered you know.」
「Ha~h, in that case, making him go berserk or awakening him might have made the fight more interesting.」
Lucius barked back when Reis explained so with a bored face.
「If you really mean it, it won’t be a joke anymore you know. Even the two of us won’t be able to stop him, and the damage will at the least reach the village where you were staying at」
「Ha~h, seriously? this brat?」
Lucius looked over the unconscious Renji while muttering so with a doubtful tone.
「But still, you saved me there. I’ll deal with the aftermath, so please go back to the village. The first prince should be waiting right? 」
Reis picked up Renji while saying so to Lucius.
Normally that kind of wound was lethal, but Renji let out a muffled and pained groan in his fainted state..
「Houhou, take good care of him so that he won’t bite you back during the transportation.」
Lucius waved his hand at Reis to see him off.
「Yeah, don’t worry about it. See you again.」
After saying so, Reis’ feet slowly rose from the ground and he flew up towards the sky.