10 Years After Saying 'Leave this to me and go,' I Became a Legend - Chapter 1
Go On Ahead and Leave This To Me
After a fierce battle, we of the Heroes party were able to push the powerful Devil King back into his dimension.
It was where the Devil King had invaded from, and it was in this area between our dimensions that we struck back.
We did not deal the killing blow, but the Devil King was gravely wounded. He would not be able to move for some time.
The Warrior, riddled with wounds and breathing through heaving shoulders says,
“The fight was long, but it is finally finished.”
“It took longer than I thought. It’s too bad that I missed the birth of my child.”
Says the Hero.
The Hero is married to a former party member who acted as Healer.
The current party is made up of Eric, the Hero, Goran, the Warrior, and me. Ruck, the Sorcerer.
A trio of men.
I turn to the Hero and say,
“Well, you can spend all the time in the world with your child now.”
“I hope that is the case.”
“My child would have grown quite a lot. Might have even forgotten my face.”
The Warrior says with a little self-mockery.
Both the Hero and Warrior have a wife and a child. I’m the only one who is single.
“Well, we should head back now. I’ve had enough of this pesky place between our dimensions.”
It was after we had been moving for quite a while.
We realized that the great army of the devil was chasing us from the direction of their dimension.
And it wasn’t just a few dozen. There were hundreds of them.
We were already tired and battered from long fighting. It would mean death if we tried to take the enemy on.
“So, there were still so many of them left…”
I shouted at the Hero who looked back in shock.
“Go on ahead and leave this to me!!”
“What are you saying? As if we could just leave you here alone!”
“Surely you’re not ignorant of my ability to continue fighting?”
I said with a smile, wanting to appear confident.
“Your child is waiting for you!”
At this, both the Hero and Warrior hesitated. Their expressions were conflicted, like they would cry.
I smiled at them.
“Hey, I’ll catch up with you soon enough.”
They started to run. Before they went away, they left me some valuable restorative potions.
I would be able to fight for quite some time with these. I carefully put them away in my bag.
The Devil King was still alive. If he ever returned, we would need the power of Heroes.
I could not let them die here.
“Well then. Bring it on, you devils. Don’t think this will be an easy path to cross.”
I say with some bravado.
The enemies were many. I would have to fight with consideration of magic depletion.
I directly touched the head of a charging devil and blew a magic bullet into its head.
Some devils rushed past me to chase the Heroes, and so I cast Bind on their feet before blowing them into the air.
Things went well at first. Ten, twenty of them went down.
Then I ran low on magic. Fatigue grew worse. My consciousness began to feel shaky.
The effects of our long battle with the Devil King were still lingering.
A devil’s arm cuts into my shoulder. A burning pain shoots through my body.
My consciousness suddenly sharpens. I grab the devil’s arm and blow him into the air.
How long did I continue to fight after that? But then things started to change.
A devil’s hand touched my stomach. In an instant, it had sucked energy from me.
It was sorcery that only advanced devils were able to use. It was the first one to hit me.
I was usually not in the front lines, and so the devils had not had an opportunity to touch me until now.
The moment I had been attacked by Drain Touch, I understood the principles of it.
I was good at learning magic.
In order to heal my torn body, I, in turn, activate Drain Touch at the devil.
After enough time, my wounds heal and my strength begins to recover.
“Come at me. I feel like I could fight for years now.”
And so I fought feverishly.
Mana was thick in this place between the dimensions. This allowed you to gain levels faster.
I could feel myself becoming stronger. But the fighting never became easier.
The enemy was becoming stronger as well.
If I became tired, I cast a spell called Marionette on myself.
It was originally a spell that allowed you to control your enemies.
I used it so that my body could move and fight even while I slept.
“I have no sense of time…”
I feel like I’ve been fighting for a while. How many days, I wonder?
Perhaps it has been months even. I haven’t eaten anything, and I fight even while I am sleeping.
At some point, I stole a magic sword from a devil general and fought with it.
I called this sword Drain Sword.
Every time I opened a new enemy with it, it would suck their living essence, which was helpful.
One day, I felt the powerful presence of magic approach from the other dimension.
It was the Devil King who appeared with a monstrous roar.
“So you’re back already. That was quick.”
I was sure that it would take a decade, or at the least, several years for him to return.
This was unexpected.
The Devil King was unleashing bursts of flames that blazed with immense magical energy.
Even when it was blocked with a barrier, I could feel the heat. My hair burned.
Just when the Devil King’s fiery attack ended, I closed the gap between us.
And slashed at him with Drain Sword.
The Devil King screams. It was more effective than I thought.
I continued to activate drain touch as the Devil King wavered.
But now the Devil King had created a barrier of magic.
Drain Touch could not pierce it.
While he was in agony, the Devil King swung his magic sword. I quickly jumped back.
However, the surface of my stomach is slashed in a straight line.
We continue to fight, I with the Drain Sword and he with his magic sword.
Our swords clash again and again, and the fight stretches on.
And then it happened, my dear friend, the Drain Sword, was shattered.
A devil general’s sword was no match for a Devil King’s sword.
The Devil King sees that he has an advantage. He even seemed to laugh for a second.
But this could also be seen as him letting his guard down, leaving an opening.
And I was going to punish him for it.
“What sword? I’m not a fighter, I’m a Sorcerer!”
I launched a fireball into his stomach. In a second, the Devil King erupted into flames.
Then I rushed forward and stuck my hand into the flames.
The magic barrier was using all of its energy to stop the flames.
And so this time, Drain Touch went through it.
My skin burned.
But at the same time, Drain Touch was sucking in new energy and repairing me.
My skin continued to burn and regenerate over and over.
The pain was enormous. But I don’t care. I continue to burn and drain.
After all, it was the Devil King who was both burning and losing his life source.
Finally, he stopped moving.
And turned into ash. And then that turned into mana and disappeared.
It was a complete annihilation.
After killing the Devil King, I continued to scan the area, not letting my guard down.
But the devils were no longer appearing.
I muttered, but there was no one to reply.
I had finally done it. I had been able to protect the Heroes and our world.
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