Is the Strongest in Another World a Hero? A Demon Lord? No! it’s a Fairy ~desu! - Chapter 116
“That’s what I thought…”
“Ah… You know, I think Hinomoto-san is the one I want to help… But Cielo felt a bit sorry for him, right?”
“Yes… I’m truly ashamed to say that the way he was looking at me has changed a bit. It’s true that what he did to me and Mika, what he did to Father and the Order, is very hard to forgive, but…”
You were crying in your bed when Alter called me. I rushed over to help. I then looked at the crystal recording to see the cause, and that’s what I saw.
It’s going to be a public execution the moment we start the mission… I’ll just change the ending later, I guess.
“Anyway, let’s modify the direction a bit. I’m pretty sure that we’re going to crush them.”
“Well, I was hoping to keep it as peaceful as possible. I only need to be able to punish them, so…”
“No, they need to feel some pain to come to their senses, don’t they?”
Don’t worry, I’m not going to kill him. I’ll only half-kill him at best.
But this is the deal. This country needs to be brought to its senses, both by the faithful and the faithless. If Asahina hadn’t dispatched him, my labor would have been minimal… Asahina, seriously, I can’t forgive him.
“Cielo, the problem child is an idiot. He’s strangling himself, and he can’t stop it. So let’s destroy all his silly thoughts once and for all. To do that, you need to face him without fear, okay? Just putting up with it won’t solve it.”
“Yes, I’ll stop avoiding eye contact with him, because I have to say to him what I have said to Mika.”
Cielo gives Alter some sweets, and I’m jealous that a beautiful girl is feeding her… What? It was the best, right? Of course, it is! I was so caught up in the conversation of desire that I almost forgot my main point.
“Oh yeah, Cielo, do you know where the Cardinal is?”
“Mmm… I still haven’t found him.”
La Veil wakes up for the hundredth time in her continuous cycle. She woke up as usual and looked at the Aidles. There were almost half a dozen of them.
Mika was still struggling with the first one. She couldn’t tell how many times she’d been knocked out.
“It seems like she is also struggling… oh well. All right, next round. Come, Masters.”
For the umpteenth time in what seemed like an eternity, the one-sided battle started again, and while the defeat of the Aidles had made the fight easier, it still wasn’t the kind of fight La Veil was hoping for.
(I can’t say I feel sorry for those Masters…)
La Veil thought as she dealt with the attacks of the Aidles, which were much weaker than before. Her race isn’t [awakened] yet, although this should be the way her grandfather told her. The way things were done for hundreds of years has not changed. Still, she kept repeating what she had been doing in order to awaken.
“Oops, damn! But this isn’t just training! …Alright, let’s give that a try.”
La Veil devoted almost all of her magic power to her body.
Red magic appeared from all over her body, so dense that it was visible to the eye. It turned into heat and began to melt the snow under her feet and the soil beneath into mush.
The halberd in her hand couldn’t stand the heat and began to melt little by little. The Aidles stopped moving after noticing this condition.
“La Veil, what are you doing?”
Mika, who was watching, stopped fighting and asked La Veil, but she didn’t pay any attention to her.
“It’s just a little experiment. Come on Masters… try and kill me!!!!”
For the first time, La Veil attacked the Aidles with serious intent. The Aidles immediately spread out and fought with their water magic, but La Veil returned the favor and vaporized all of their attacks before they could touch her.
Clad in a fierce, hot wind, she plunged into the center of the Aidles and brought her halberd down and then sideways with all her strength. The attack blew the Aidles away, but the halberd exploded as if it had done its job at that moment.
However, La Veil unleashed another [True Weapon]. No, it was released.
When La Veil saw that weapon, which wore the same dense red magic power as La Veil, she forgot about the battle and couldn’t stop laughing.
“Hahaha!!! I did it!!!! At last, it’s here, this thing!!!! Hahahahahahahahahahaha!”
La Veil was skewered by a water spear while laughing loudly. Mika rushes over to La Veil, and upon taking a closer look at her, finds a pea-sized gem on her forehead.
“Oh no…it’s gotten so small! Wait, everyone, hurry up and give her the magic power!”
Due to the emergency situation, all the Aidles poured their magic power into La Veil, and the gem gradually grew larger. By the time it was palm sized, most of the Aidles had disappeared.
When the last of the Aidles disappeared, except for the one prepared for Mika, La Veil was resurrected. But her figure had shrunk to that of a child.
“…Mmm… So that’s how it happened. The Aidles are gone, but that was a close call, wasn’t it?”
“Yes, that was a close call!! What were you doing?”
Mika urged, but La Veil brushed it off.
“It can’t be helped. I had to do this to get that weapon out. But now I’ve learned it as a unique skill. My level has increased, and I have successfully awakened.”
Mika felt a certain amount of fear as La Veil looked at her status with a smirk. She was at the verge of dying, yet her awareness of death was too low. Mika slumped in place.
“Do, do you have to go that far?”
“Hmm? Mika is human, so she might not understand, but we ancient dragons live among demons, a dangerous place. Every day death is a constant threat, even if we are dragons. But because of this, we are greedy for strength. Even if it kills us.”
“But if you die, Arena-chan, will grieve!”
“Ugh! …I don’t like it when you say that, but this is a behavior that is similar to the instincts of an ancient dragon, and I can’t change it. It is in the face of death that strength resides. It is in the midst of death that we find our way. Isn’t it the same with humans?”
La Veil sits on Mika’s lap and looks up at her with red eyes that seem to burn everything away.
“I don’t want to die, either. But if I have to, if it means that the lives of those I care about are in danger, if it means that my hopes are crushed… then I have to risk my life. So, to prevent such a thing from happening, I will do it, even if it means training myself in the thorny ways of the evil demon Shura. To win, to protect, to survive.”
“What, you’re talking like this, but at the heart of it, it’s quite simple, isn’t it?”
La Veil stood up and looked at her. Even as she stood up, her eyes remained on Mika, who was sitting down. She reached out and patted Mika, looking into her eyes.
“I’m fighting for the pleasure of petting and adoring someone’s head like this, you know.”
“…If La Veil was a man, I’d seriously fall in love.”
“Sorry, I have Arena next to me. Uh oh, Aidles, I’m running on empty right now, so if you stab me with that sword, I’ll die for real, okay?”
At the mention of the word “Arena”, the two of them were struck by the sheer terror on the faces of the Aidles waiting around them.
After that, La Veil said she was tired and went straight to sleep, and while the remaining Aidles were kneeling over La Veil and keeping her warm, Mika turned her attention to what she was going to do. She had to create a plan to win over the person in front of her.
But she can’t think of anything. I only have the [Holy Sword] weapon and skills, and I can’t combine them with anything else… I can’t even make a technique that utilizes my race’s characteristics like La Veil…
“…Wait? …Aidles-chan, gather around.”
The three of them all came over with straight faces and scowls. She was about to awaken to something. Bad idea. Mika knew she had to take it seriously.
“Well, you know what? I want you guys to lend me your wisdom, and I want you to give me some random opinions.”
So, she decided to ask them to help develop her fighting style. And after about an hour of discussion…
“Hmm… I don’t know if I can do any of these right away…?”
Some of them might work with practice, but she didn’t know if they would work for her… No, she shouldn’t give up before even trying.
“Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go!”
“Let’s put a chain on the holy sword and spin it around.”
“Why don’t we shoot holy magic at a very high density and make it look like a laser?”
“Women should shut up and talk with their fists.”
There’s a limit to how far one can go.
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