Chapter 44: Finish in one shot

Kookie once again wishes to find an editor, but her translator’s pride/perfectionism is very frustrating. Also outsourcing GIFs now, because it’s hard to find the perfect GIF! >w<
More cliffies.

Finish in one shot.

“Anyway, I’m surprised you didn’t die from that.”

Weiss says to me, posed with his knife but not taking a single step forward yet.

“The poison should have been properly applied though……”

It seems he couldn’t bear the mystery of my being here even now.

“Ah, the poison did have an effect. The pain was there.”

Indeed, there was an effect, but it was merely a little.
I didn’t really intend on telling him that much though……

“……”

Once again, silence started dominating the space between us.
But even when we were talking, and now when it was silent like this, we continued to stand with our knives pointed at each other.
It’s just that we were both awaiting our opponents’ move.

“……Um, can I say something?”

Weiss released his stance, and said such.

“……What is it?”

I didn’t know what Weiss’s aim was so I kept up my stance without neglect.

“Since it seems like we’re finally going to fight seriously, wouldn’t you like to fight in a more spacious area instead of a cramped room like this?”
“……Huh?”

No, of course I understood what Weiss was trying to say. But he said it in a light tone unbecoming of this tense atmosphere, so I was a little surprised.

“W-well, I don’t really mind if it’s just that though……”

If we can fight in a wide area then it’ll be easier to move around, which I’d also appreciate more.

“Is there a good place around here? The outskirts of town where we were before is also okay but I don’t want any interferences…..”

……A nearby place that’s spacious and easy to fight in. If we’re talking about a place like that but still won’t have many interruptions then……
It’s that place――

 

And so, we have come to a place where we could fight seriously.
That place was where I, and the other adventurers would be countlessly be hit, and continue to be hit ― the place where our adventurer classes were held.
If it’s here, the adventurers won’t come because they’re busy with the ogre subjugation, and the non-adventurers shouldn’t have any special business here and won’t come either.

“Hmm, so there was this kind of place in town……”

As I expected, Weiss only just came to the town recently and didn’t seem to know about this place.

“Then, let’s really start this time.”

At those words, I point my knife at Weiss once again.

“Ah, even though I say start, standing at a standstill and not moving like before is bothersome so let’s throw a stick and both strike when it falls or something, okay? Then it won’t take very long.”
“……If you’re alright with that then I don’t really mind either.”

Indeed, I suppose Weiss’s proposed method really wouldn’t waste time pointlessly.
Furthermore, I can go heal everyone as [Arnest] if I finish quickly.

“Then we’ll go with that.”
“…….Kay.”

If I was asked whether the words of a traitor like Weiss could be believed, I’m not sure I could say it’s completely fine.
However, when I think about the king and the other guys I encountered on the way here, whose gazes never met mine but trailed behind me, I somehow feel like it’s alright.

Weiss picks up a fallen branch from hereabouts.

“Don’t be defeated so easily, okay?”
“Yeah, don’t worry. Because I’m going to cut you up instead――”

After saying such, Weiss flings the stick with all his strength, right above his head.
At the same time, he moves further away from me and continues waiting for the stick to fall.
While we check the whereabouts of the stick, we take our eyes off each other.

The stick approaches the ground while spinning.
After I confirm that, I promptly lower my body, preparing to move under Weiss.
……At last, the stick falls to the ground.
When I heard the clear sound of it clattering, I and Weiss had already broken off running towards each other.
My hand was tightly grasping my well-accustomed knife and I simply focused on the enemy before my eyes.
I’ll finish this in one shot――――!!
Our respective distances had already reached within arm’s length.
Weiss made a move first.
While I held my knife in my right hand, a strike came at me.
Indeed, that attack was fast….. However, it’s not at Dude-sensei’s level!!
The attack was truly dangerous but there wasn’t anything in particular to do after I avoided it.
……Because after that I’ll let my arm finish it on its own.
As always, my arm extends towards Weiss.
And then, the clasped knife slashing down at my opponent――

“Wha!?”

――didn’t happen.
My knife was blocked by the additional knife Weiss had hidden in his other hand――

42 thoughts on “Chapter 44: Finish in one shot

  1. They are way too casual about this, I assume next chapter their going to be like

    Weiss:”Wait timeout!, I got something in my eye”

    Nest:”Yeah me too” *calmly removes the knife that was stabbed into his eye*

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      1. Any alternatives….? My creativity ain’t all that good. If you just hand me one of your unedited chapters. I could mail you a finished copy and you could appraise my capabilities based on that.

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        1. Creativity is good, but it doesn’t have to be that creative, it’s mostly to test your english without the influnce of confusing translations. I just say story because the translations are for stories.

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          1. Something really weird happened to me today, little did I know just how weird it was truly going to be. Though I couldn’t put my finger on it back then, I could say something was different when I woke up this morning and felt something was off. Though I didn’t think much of it at the time.
            After freshening up, I looked out of my window to see a clandestine sight. I could see rolling hills and a glistening river flowing in between. I sighed with praise. In this modern day to be able to see such a majestic sight, I should count myself lucky….. Wai… What?!! What did I just see? Mountains and a river… That can’t be. I ran out of my house, only to find myself in an unfamiliar land. Just how did I get here? And where is here exactly?!

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          2. Hi, so I had a look at your editing but I have to say that I wasn’t satisfied with it. You weren’t that bad in general, but there were still plenty of minor grammar issues. Now I understand that some sentences were confusing, but some of these issues were a case of simple words missing (it’s, the). Casual edits like what you did don’t actually save me much time because I still have to go through and edit again, so I’d prefer someone who was more thorough.Thank you for the interest though.

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          3. I could try being your editor if you’d give me a shot, can’t do much testing atm since it’s pretty late (I need my sleep ^^;). Hmm, maybe I can think of a nice story while I sleep and type it up tomorrow after the tournament~

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          4. i had to write some papers once so the first one i wrote about me writing the paper and the second one i wrote from the papers point of view just try smoking a lil weed n writing about that u will do good i believe in u

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          5. One night, i can’t sleep because i was hungry. So i eat some cookies to sate my hunger. But before i know it, i ate almost 2 cans of cookies.
            Feeling satisfied, i go sleep at my room.
            When i wake up, I’m on top of plate together with some big cookie pillows.
            No, these are not cookie pillows, these are cookies as their texture are as hard as how a cookie should be.
            There i see a very big sofa and beside me is a huge cup filled with some hot liquid as it produce steam. Judging from the scent, that liquid it’s milk. It’s a hot milk.

            Then i see Kookie sit down at he sofa. Since i can’t move, I tried to shout, “Cookie!”. I was surprised, i can’t talk normally, all i can say is “Cookie” it seems.
            Realizing my shout, Kookie looks at me dumbfounded for a second then smile and pick me while saying, “You bad kid, didn’t i tell you to not to eat 2 cans of cookies? This is what you get if you do.”
            After saying that, Kookie open her mouth and bring me closer to her mouth, trying to eat me.
            “Cookie!Cookie!Cooookiieeeee” I tried to shout and resisted with all my might to no avail.

            When Kookie bite me, i woke up in my bed while i hug an empty can of cookie.
            I shout and throw the can away. Hearing my ruckus, Kookie came to my room.
            When I told Kookie i had a bad dream, she bring me a pair of cookies and a glass of hot milk.
            Seeing what Kookie bring me, i immediately look at Kookie’s smiling face with fine evil intent mixed.

            I shouted and jumped from my bed. I’m scared and My room is dark with no lamp on and outside my room, i hear Kookie’s voice calling and coming closer while asking if i want some cookies with hot milk….

            I’m sorry i feel like the grammar are messy and please give your opinion on this sort story i make when i should be sleeping.

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  2. I wasn’t sure where to post it so sorry of it is in wrong place.
    If you are looking for proofreader, I am happy to help but you have to remember that I am only some random guy who studied English for last 10 years and now live in England.
    I want to help because I enjoy reading novels/mangas/books and I often have too much free time (at least 1 or 2 hours a day).
    And by the way this is quite a good novel, I would have never realise if not for ‘Kookie’ introduction.

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