Chapter 46: A stick being so sharp

What’s with all the cliffies >w<

Translated with minimal editing. It shouldn’t be that bad… I hope?

A stick being so sharp

“Haa……haa…… I’ve never heard of.. a stick being so sharp……”

Weiss, who had collapsed onto the ground after having both arms cut off by me, said while gasping.

“……Haha. That’s why I said I’m going to cut you up instead, you see?”

……Well, to be honest, it was a high-stake gamble for me as well, but luckily I succeeded.

“……Really, you exceeded my expectations.”

It seems Weiss had already lost his fighting spirit, and wasn’t even trying to stand up.

“And so, isn’t it okay to tell me what your intentions for doing this kind of thing are soon?”

He even assembled ogres to do such a thing, so there should be a reason for that in itself.

“……Haa, haven’t I said it a number of times already? It was an order from above……”

However, the reply was something I had already heard before.

“Even so, you should still know a little, right? Anything is fine, just tell me. Then I’ll even heal you too.”

If Weiss’s injuries are neglected at this state, there’s a high chance of them leading to his death.

I’m sure that’s the one key for negotiations that I possess right now.

“……”

It seemed as though Weiss also understood the seriousness of his own injury, as sure enough, he unabashedly looked away from me.

“Look, you also understand it, right? It’s fine even if it’s not everything you know, so just tell me what you can now.”

Weiss probably has his own circumstances. I’m sure there are also things that he really can’t say.
There might be slight problems with me healing him if he just tells me what he can say, but to my knowledge, Weiss hasn’t killed a single person yet.
In that case, I don’t want to go so far as to kill him.
Well, I’m not sure about the safety of the adventurers who are fighting the ogres, but Dude-sensei and his party should be there, so I probably don’t have to worry.
But for some reason, Weiss seemed to hesitate indefinitely and didn’t speak.

“Hey, tell me a little. After all, I beat you.”

Well it was mostly due to luck though……

“…………No, somehow it’s not quite decided yet, you know?”
“Huh?”

He finally spoke after a long time, but he said such a thing all of a sudden. Not really understanding Weiss’s intentions, I unintentionally let out a questioning sound in response.

 

“――I never thought Weiss-kun would ever lose.”
“!!??”

Before I knew it, [that guy] was standing behind me.
In complete contrast to me, he was wearing a white cloak with his face concealed and gave me a somewhat nostalgic impression.
I immediately distance myself from that spot and take a stance with the stick in my hand, but [that guy] ignores me and heads to Weiss.

“Heal”

[That guy] cast recovery magic on Weiss.
I wonder if he was thinking to at least stop the bleeding……?

“――Huh?”

 

In the next moment, Weiss’ arm which was supposed to have been cut off by the stick, newly regrew.

“Sigh, it really hurt. Didn’t you come too late?”
“Not at all. Even like this, I rushed quite a bit. I didn’t think Weiss-kun would lose so I certainly might have taken my time for part of it though……”
“I-if I’m told that, then there’s nothing I can say.”

……They were chatting on good terms for some reason, but I didn’t care about that.
More than that, what was that recovery magic just now?
It seems familiar. It was.. exactly the same as my recovery magic.

“Y-you.. Could I possibly have met you before……?”

To be honest, I’ve practically forgotten about what happened in the past, but I remember being attracted by the recovery magic I saw for the first time, and so far I have been practicing my recovery magic by using that as a reference.
……That being the case, in regards to people who can use the same recovery magic as me, it’s inevitable that there is at least one person who can.
I also know there’s certainly the possibility of me having seen ordinary recovery magic in the past and altering it inside my mind without realising.
However, if it was really the recovery magic I first saw then it makes sense somehow.
I also can understand the nostalgia from the white cloak, and the abnormality of my recovery magic above all as well.

“……”

[That guy] silently looked this way. The conversing with Weiss also stopped, and I’m sure he was looking at me.
……I wonder how long he continued to do so.
Suddenly, [that guy] took his eyes off me.

“Weiss-kun, it seems like the ogres were defeated by the adventurers. We ought to be going soon too.”
“Understood.”

Saying that, [that guy] retrieved some sort of spherical object from under his cloak and threw it at the ground.
Thereupon, the smoke emerging from that object starts enveloping us.

“―――――――――――――”
‘!!”

Leaving those words behind, [that guy]’s figure completely disappeared within the smoke.
The smoke was fanned by wind, and when my vision gradually improved, the two figures were no longer there and only I stood in that place.
In the end, I didn’t learn anything about their target, and only discovered one thing.
That was because, I’m sure [that guy] left these words for me.

“Well then.. you’re still not worthy. Arnest-kun.”
I have encountered [that guy] in the past――

Chapter 45: With this, it’s the end!!

In regards to the editor position, Kookie is looking for someone to Englishify her work to help speed up translations. <- will also increase chances of a No Fatigue chapter being released~

To apologise for the delays, I’ll be doing another episode of successive releases (Trying to rush to 50, but with minimal editing + more no fatigue chapters)

Thanks to Hakubruh for looking over this chapter~

With this, it’s the end!!

“……Damnit.”

Weiss and I still haven’t reached a conclusion.
My arm, which was my sole attacking method, had its attack completely repelled by Weiss’ second knife.

“Is this it?”

Amidst this repetition where neither of our attacks were hitting, Weiss utters with a light tone.
Until now, my arm has been able to cut down my opponents by itself, without my awareness, but I don’t have any other methods of attack now that it has been averted……
As Weiss was saying, my best is only at this level.

“Sigh…. Honestly, I’m disappointed. In that case, I should probably stop playing around, huh.”
“!?”

The next moment, Weiss’s attacking speed clearly rose. But that wasn’t all, his strength seemed to increase as well.
I had thought for sure that Weiss had been serious before, but casting successive recovery spells and winning through stamina in the end might be tough now.

After Weiss started fighting seriously, I was kept on the defensive.
Due to Weiss continuing to attack with no respite for my arm to react, I was gradually driven into a corner.
Even those attacks I was able to avoid before, I’m not able to now and get wounded.
I’m just barely able to avoid the attacks coming at my neck. That was the situation I was in.
However, I still have my recovery magic left.

“……. Heal!”

When I get wounded, I heal myself and escape danger.
Within that cycle, Weiss suddenly stops attacking for a moment.

“……As I expected, that recovery magic is amazing. But all the same, if I go so far as to decapitate you, who knows what will happen, right?”

While looking at my neck, he grins.
I was blatantly guarding my neck but it seems to have backfired……

“Well, you might not let me decapitate you easily, but how’s this?”

He declares and simultaneously vanishes.
Where he went and such, I put off searching and use my knife to protect my neck in a panic.

“!!”

In an instant, an earth-shattering shock hits my arm. I end up blown backwards, unable to endure it.

“Heal.”

I finish healing as I stand up, and prepare myself for the next attack.
However, Weiss hadn’t moved from his spot for some time, and didn’t make a move either, as if waiting for me to finish preparing.

“…… Just now, it was like a warm-up before the real performance. From here on, I’ll be revealing my full power, so please hang in there, okay?”
“No wait, how can the attack just now not be your full strength……”

Even though I’ve been stuck in a deadlock for a while now……
However, I can’t just keep complaining.
Weiss was already preparing his next attack.
……Isn’t there something, anything to forestall Weiss just one more time?
Everything I said about me about when we encountered the dragon before is no good.

When I was looking for something, [that] caught my eye.

“……”

I picked [that] up, and threw it above me with all my strength.

“……It’s too late to become desperate at this late hour!!!!”

That moment, Weiss disappeared again. However, his target was probably my neck.
Unable to withstand the shock, my knife might end up breaking.
……But, what was with that?
Don’t I… don’t I have recovery magic that’s even more amazing than this――!!

The shock of the attack started transmitting to my arm, and I understood that my knife was breaking.
Before long, the attack had completely shattered my knife and was extending towards my neck.
With that impression, I stuck my arm out front.

“Heal, HEAL HEAL HEAL HEAL HEAL HEAL HEAL HEAL HEEEAALLL―――!!”

I can’t feel pain anyway. In that case, I should just use my own body more――
And I can use recovery magic too. In that case, now is the time. I should just use that―――
……maybe because of the poison, I was able to easily tell when Weiss’s knife was about to enter my hand.
However, I won’t let him do it.
I just continued to use nothing but my recovery magic.

……Gradually, the attacking force disappears.

“Oi oi, is this a joke……”

Weiss’s knife was stopped by my hand.

“Hah…… This is me when I’m serious.”
“B-but Nestcchi, y-you don’t have a weapon any more, right……?”

Perhaps Weiss was greatly surprised that his full-power could be stopped, but he ended up forgetting to distance himself from me.
Suddenly Dude-sensei’s words from the other day floated in my mind.

“Try defendin’ against your enemies’ full body blows!! Ya can think of them as bein’ in a [deadlock] with just that!! Are ya gonna lose ta someone like that!!”

……Yeah, it’s true. Seriously, I have no intention of losing―――

“……Who said I have no weapon?”

I release the knife from my grasp, and seize the falling [that].
What [that] was, was a single tree branch――

“With this, it’s the end!!”

My arm reacts.
Towards the arm of the dumbfounded Weiss, the stick in my hand came chopping down――――