Second Death Row Series: A Death Row Convict Teaches at a School of Magic - Cel a31
- Second Death Row Series: A Death Row Convict Teaches at a School of Magic
- Cel a31 - Archer on the Church
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
A/N: You probably don’t remember, but Luke, who appeared at the beginning of this chapter, was the one who fought Karen and was beaten quickly in a mock battle during a practical exercise. Teacher Kanaki’s entrance will come after a few more delectable scenes.
“What is that!?”
A shattering sound was unexpectedly made from above, prompting Luke Strait, who had been fending off the Golem, to raise his gaze in the direction of the sound.
Seeing that a windowpane in a corner of the hospital―not far from their immediate location―had been smashed, a high-pitched shattering of the glass ensued yet again.
“Isn’t that the room where… Her Highness the Princess is!?”
“What did you say!”
At Luke’s near-screaming outcry, his colleagues, who were patrolling the same section of the area, voiced their incredulity.
Luke and his group, who were struggling with the Golem at the site, had speculated that the Golem was a diversion, but never did they predict that the other party would be targeting the main building at such an early stage…
The Golem may have taken this as an opportunity as Luke and his companions were fixated on the shattered windowpane when it charged in with a broad stride and swung its massive arm.
Having evaded the attack swiftly, Luke kept the Golem in check with his “Red Magic Bullet” while still directing his glance toward the hospital room, where a figure could be spotted leaping out of the broken window.
It was then that the voice of Rain by “Message” was delivered to Luke’s head.
The report was that a sniper attack had just taken place by “Hunter” and that Fina had succeeded in warding it off and was now on the move to pursue.
“I see, so she really did it…!”
Admiring in his heart that things were unfolding exactly like what Fina had discussed before the operation, Luke centered his attention on the Golem before his eyes.
Provided that the other side can handle it, they simply have to perform their share of duties as well.
“With my fire-attribute magic, the compatibility is awful. Dean and I will stall the Golem and Ragan will carry out the finishing move!”
Under Luke’s instruction, nods of valor were exchanged between the two juniors.
Each house in her line of vision instantly drifted backward.
Fina was in full velocity, running along the roofs and closing in on “Hunter”.
From the outsider’s perspective, her speed was like a gust of wind. Every arrow that was fired at Fina was perfectly aimed, despite the fact that she was moving at a speed that would strain an average person’s eyes.
The magical barrier deployed in front of her deflected the flying arrows.
When running at such a rapid tempo, it would be hopeless to make it in time after hearing the sound as before.
Fina would have been impaled by this point if she hadn’t consistently cast a magical barrier in front of her, even though it consumed more or less magical power.
Her eyes were glued to the direction from which the arrows have been shooting since earlier.
“Hunter” was perched on the church’s roof, only a stone’s throw from the hospital. It did not take that long to reach here after departing the hospital, but that was due to the fact that Fina was moving at a speed that was out of the norm, and from the hospital to the association, it would be at least five kilometers. Despite magical power being expended, to shoot so accurately at this range would require a fair amount of skill.
The church itself was one of the city’s five tallest structures. While inferior to the five-story Lilith Central Hospital, even the church, which was constructed vertically, could be used to maintain a shooting angle. Increasing the density of the magical power concentrated in her legs, Fina jumped to the church, stomping the roof with one swift motion.
“I finally caught up with you. You are the rogue who attempted to assassinate Lady Karen, aren’t you? Keith Ackerman, the Hunter.”
Ahead of Fina’s glare was a towering man with a night-black bow and a hood over his eyes.
Hearing Fina’s words, a stifled chuckle escaped his lips.
“Well, I wondered what kind of a guy you were since you managed to stave off my shot, but up close, you are an even more adorable young lady, huh? Not only that, it was out of my wildest dreams that someone would track me down all the way here by herself, not even as a decoy. I really doubt what the boss of the young lady’s organization is up to.”
After saying this, the man took off his gray hood, revealing a face that was surprisingly well-groomed.
However, perhaps out of necessity in his line of work, his bangs were cut long as if to drown out his neat looks, and stubble was growing around his mouth. Coupled with his blending in with the darkness of the night and his plain attire, he stood out as a rather frail-looking man at a quick glance.
“The fact that you revealed your face proves that you have no intention of running away from this place, huh?”
“Yeah. I was planning to flee immediately upon the arrival of the Grim Reaper, but as always, there’s only one response to an intruder in my barrier. That being the case, killing or capturing you here would seem much more reasonable.”
While Hunter uttered such a thing in a crude tone, his eyes were on a sharp lookout to Fina’s left and right as well as her rear. He has not discarded the thought of this being a diversionary tactic since the attack by Fina was, in his opinion, too foolhardy to be carried out. Had this come from Fina’s sole discretion, Hunter would not have been on the lookout for an ambush, but now Fina was operating as a member of Kaguya. Even the watchful Hunter would have to remain vigilant to his surroundings since her commander was Rain Aldar, who had previously apprehended a number of wanted criminals. In this respect, the advantage was in Fina’s favor.
“You don’t have to be so alert, the only one here is me. A minor character like you will be enough for me to deal with all by myself.”
Even when this line was hurled at him now, Hunter would not trust it.
On the contrary, Hunter clicked his tongue abhorrently.
“Tsk, what nonsense. I bet your buddies are lurking somewhere nearby, aren’t they? I have been feeling their eyes on me since a while ago, and it’s getting a little annoying, you know.”
Fina’s doubt was sparked by Hunter’s words.
Indeed, it was agreed in Kaguya that Fina alone would approach Hunter and defeat him one-on-one, but was there someone from the Garrison Corps keeping an eye on the situation?
But whatever the case, this represented an opportunity for Fina.
While Hunter’s concentration remained distracted, she would strike him down!
With the aid of “Gale,” which was in continuous activation, Fina pounced on Hunter with the swiftness of a swallow.
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