The Mightiest Hero of Black - Chapter 78
Shion is concerned about the whereabouts of Haku, but he is not a partner who will succumb to a trap of the likes of Abarth.
Shion first decided to look for Jin, the Hero who was the source of the brainwashing that had plunged the city into a state of brainwashing. He enlists the help of Mei, who is proved to have some promising information.
“Please tell me where he is”
“He should be in the Tavern”
“Would you lead me there?”
Although she has decided to cooperate, she still has some hesitation.
It is difficult for Mei, who is only nine years old, to decide who is the real evil, Shion or Jin.
Often, the more malicious a person is, the better he or she is at hiding it.
Hup, Shion carries Mei in his arms. He intends to run through the city at once, as there are still many people in the city who have lost their sanity.
“Is Mei light?”
“Granpa always said to eat more bread…”
“I see. Then, let’s find Granpa and eat bread together”
After staring at Shion’s smile, Mei quietly nodded her head. Children are creatures with keen sensibilities, to the extent that they are inferior to reason and rationality.
Some things can be conveyed without explaining them in more words than necessary.
The tavern was about five minutes from the plaza. Fortunately, the inhabitants had shaken off the crowd, so they calmly went inside.
Behind the double-opening door is a dimly lit, spacious room. At a counter table in the back of the room, a man was drinking quietly by himself.
Straight, shoulder-length, gray hair. He has a thin beard of the same color and is probably around forty years old.
His deep life experience was evident on his face, and there was a depth to his eyes. A sword sheath decorated with gold partially peeked out from under his cloak.
When he sees them, he does not get upset and does not stop his drinking motion. It was as if he knew they were coming.
“Mei. I told you to take that guy down”
“…He’s not a bad guy. He doesn’t know about Granpa”
Fumu, Jin takes another sip of his drink and smiles thinly.
“It seems that you have tamed Mei, Shion the Hero of Darkness”
“You’re the Hero Jin, I presume? Are you aware of how much you are doing?”
“I haven’t done much of anything yet”
Jin had a calm expression on his face as if he were looking at a child, which Shion did not like.
“Don’t be so hot-headed. Today might be a little bit special. Close your eyes. I wonder if you can hear the mournful voices of the people slaughtered by the Demon Tribe”
Shion has good hearing but does not hear such sounds.
Jin sits up, closes his eyes, and opens his hands.
“The Royal Capital will fall today at the hands of the Demon Tribe. There is too much difference in strength. I hope your friends won’t get caught up within”
What came to mind was Aria, Kuna, and Punini, who were headed to the Royal Capital. But the story is so far-fetched that he won’t take it at face value.
“What are the demons after?”
He shrugged his shoulders and was not in a position to answer the question properly. Shion couldn’t stand this. He tried to shoot him, but he was defenseless as if to say, If you want to kill me, do it already.
“Why did you team up with the Demon Tribe and the Reaper’s Chain?”
“The Reaper’s Chain is connected to the Demon Tribe. They are people I don’t give a shit about”
“What’s important to you is the demon tribe, huh?”
“Yep. I must flatter the demon tribe. To fulfill my goal”
What is the goal that he wants to achieve by abandoning ethics and joining in atrocious evil? When Shion asks him in a strong tone of voice, he says something unexpected.
“I just want to see my loved ones. That’s all”
It was not said to deceive or make a mockery of the situation. It was conveyed, and Shion’s heart was shaken, though only slightly.
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