Chapter 196 by Hlentai
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Editied by Kookie but tenses may still be a mess.
Reality VS Ideal
Gaelion gazed at Ren with scornful eyes.
I’m sure I have those same eyes right now, probably.
“Foolish one who acts superior. It is the way of the world for the strongest to be overtaken. The knowledge of the Dragon Emperor who was once the strongest speaks of such. Know that being the strongest is but a tower built from sand.” (Gaelion)
The time left is 1:30.
“Let that one be carved! Flames of purgatory! Prominence – Dark Nova!” (Gaelion)
Flying into a rage, Gaelion unleashed a Breath with the might of a sea of flames towards Ren.
“Instant – Dragonslayer! Chain – Bind! Change Chain!” (Ren)
Ren determinedly fired skills one after another, but―.
“Useless! Foolish Hero of the Sword!” (Gaelion)
All of Ren’s attacks were drowned out by the might of the Breath.
“Not yet! It’s not over yet!” (Ren)
Ren’s sword changed once again.
It was Growing Up, huh?
Certainly, there was the thing with my shield of anger changing into the Wrath Shield.
No doubt this looks just like that.
In that case, the chances of Ren’s sword becoming stronger are high.
“That’s right. I’ve discovered a new technique! Rakshasa – Meteor Sword” (Ren)
You just used that earlier!
To speak as if you’ve just discovered a technique that you’ve been using until now. Even by manga principles, that does not apply to techniques you’ve already used before.
What is this. Really.
“For this sinner, the punishment I have chosen is crushing by God’s name! Using what is mine, have this one receive God’s attack!”
Ren raised his sword to the heavens and out of nowhere, gold and silver treasures gathered, forming a human shape in the air.
Profoundly ominous, it was a gold statue made with extremely bad taste.
That statue changed it’s shape and descended towards Gaelion.
What happened to Rakshasa – Meteor Sword.
No matter how you look at it, aren’t you using a different technique.
Your means are gradually becoming foul.
This probably what is called the Greed of wanting to win.
That’s…probably a skill equal to Blutofer, huh.
The compensation is the caster’s possessions huh.
Ah, so that’s why Ren’s equipment is so poor?
“Take this.” (Ren)
“I can’t even say I’m shocked. Decide on your aim.” (Gaelion)
Gaelion flaps his wings, scoops up Rishia and I with both arms, and flies away.
The distasteful gold statue summoned by Ren formed a gigantic fist and rained down on us, but we had already escaped out of its range.
Only one minute was remaining, by the way.
I was getting quite irritated and was also at my limit.
“Oi. Hurry and finish it.” (Naofumi)
“Hmm, the conclusion has already been reached.” (Gaelion)
“Did you think I was only breathing flames?” (Gaelion)
While I was wondering what he was saying, the sky dyed red.
Somehow, a meteorite-looking ball of magic fell from the sky in an instant.
The statue Ren made instantly fell apart.
“Well then, Hero of the Shield. You surely understand what you must do.” (Gaelion)
There isn’t much time left, but it’s not that I won’t do it.
Gaelion even left the best part.
Letting me deal the finishing blow.
Kukuku, how long I have been waiting eagerly for this moment.
“Shield Prison!” (Naofumi)
I faced Ren, who was trying to escape, and the shield’s cage appeared.
Oh, Shield Prison’s range is longer than before.
Is this an effect of the Wrath Shield?
A banging sound came from inside.
Well, the Ren now will need a couple seconds to destroy it.
Just that much time is plenty.
“Change Shield (Attack) !” (Naofumi)
Let’s change to the Spike Shield.
With a *whack*, damage was inflicted on Ren.
“Well then.” (Naofumi)
Letting loose Iron Maiden would be fine, but….
Too late, the sun created by Gaelion fell towards Ren in an instant.
The shield’s prison was destroyed, Ren’s scream and a flash as bright as the sun enveloped the area.
The flash seemed to go on for eternity.
It probably only lasted around 5 seconds.
“Compared to the cost, the short time it lasts is a defect.” (Gaelion)
We landed on the burnt ground.
Ah, the Wrath Shield has already been changed to another shield.
I am not dumb enough to maintain the transformation with less than thirty seconds remaining.
With that said, Gaelion returned to the size of four meters.
“Isn’t there no trace remaining?” (Naofumi)
“I had no intention of holding back. If he is to die from this, then that is merely the extent of his existence.” (Gaelion)
“Fueee…the Hero of the Sword has been killed.” (Rishia)
Hmm. Nothing to do with me.
Turning to face the voice, aside from being burned black, Ren was physically fine, but his mask fell after being charred and broken.
“He’s tough, huh-” (Naofumi)
He’s quite sturdy, this guy.
Was it the influence of the Curse Series?
He should just vanish without leaving a trace after receiving such a flashy attack.
“Well then, Gaelion.” (Naofumi)
Gaelion gently stepped on the fallen Ren, opened his mouth widely towards Ren’s head, prepared his fangs and–.
“What are you doing!” (Female Knight)
Female knight shouted as she approached.
“What, you say, I’m just giving Ren the finishing blow?” (Naofumi)
“If the hero can be captured, then capture him!” (Female Knight)
“He might run away though.” (Naofumi)
“Was that not why all paths of escape were made invalid!” (Female Knight)
“Ha! I accepted the request to subjugate the bandit boss, not to capture the Hero of the Sword.” (Naofumi)
“What you are saying is sophism!” (Female Knight)
Female knight glares sternly at Gaelion.
Gaelion did not care and tried to to bite down.
This time it was Taniko who came and raised her voice at Gaelion.
“That’s not good Gaelion! Certainly, that person is my father’s enemy, but you can’t do such a thing!” (Taniko)
“What are you saying! That guy is an evil to this world! More people will meet disaster if he’s not killed!” (Naofumi)
I shouted, and Taniko just shook her head objecting.
“If we kill this person, next time it might be us who are killed. I don’t want something like that!” (Taniko)
“No problem! Even if this guy is killed there will be those who rejoice but none who would mourn!” (Naofumi)
“That’s not possible!” (Taniko)
Good grief, Taniko’s righteousness is depressing.
How much do you think I’ve wanted to make this guy drink boiling water.
“Wyndia-san, that is a mistake.” (Atla)
“If you show hostility once, you can no longer withdraw.” (Atla)
“Why is that!” (Taniko)
“If you have sympathy now, the debt will someday fall on Naofumi-sama.” (Atla)
Atla spoke with an unusually strong tone.
Come to think of it, Atla is from the Hakuko species…they were a war-minded species if I recall.
Also, taking from what I’ve heard Fohl say, the chances that they have the mindset of a military family is high.
Either way, more than Taniko’s idealistic words, I feel more familiarity with Atla’s views.
“I will answer contrarily. Even if this person is not harmed now, the hatred will not cease.” (Atla)
“Atla, what are you saying!” (Female Knight)
“Then I wish to inquire, why is there a grudge between this person and Naofumi-sama?” (Atla)
“Hah…?” (Female Knight)
“Unfortunately, I do not wish to understand all of Naofumi-sama’s thoughts. However, the gentle Naofumi-sama has been made to go this far. I think they are quite an evil person. And if this person is a hindrance to Naofumi-sama, I would gladly dirty my hands.” (Atla)
“You…that idea is dangerous!” (Female Knight)
“Please say anything you wish. However, I will continue to stay by Naofumi-sama’s side no matter what.” (Atla)
Atla and Female Knight started glaring at each other.
Even if I say that, Atla can’t see though.
“Fuee…let’s stop this…” (Rishia)
Rishia was just getting flustered and wandering around aimlessly.
Things like idealism and realism, either way is fine.
Right now, what I want to do is to kill Ren.
“Gaelion! Give the finishing blow!” (Naofumi)
And, as I was giving the order, Gaelion changed to young dragon mode and flew towards me.
“Why did you return. Quickly kill him!” (Naofumi)
“Because Taniko was here.” (Gaelion)
He whispered near my ear while acting playfully.
“I also had that intention. But I recalled something.” (Gaelion)
“Carelessly killing a hero must not be done. The Seven Stars are still fine, but something unthinkable will happen if it is one of the four saints…supposedly. That much is firmly engraved on the few fragments as something that must be prevented.” (Gaelion)
“Don’t lose your nerves from the kid’s words! This good-for-nothing dragon!” (Naofumi)