Third Death Row Series: According to God, Death Is Salvation and Killing Is a Good Deed. The Source Is Me. - Chapter 24
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
Once off the road and into a deserted alley, they soon came to us.
“Stop right there, you two!”
Turning around, I noticed five men standing there, all of them in dirty clothes, each of them well-built as if they specialized in rough-and-tumble business.
They didn’t conceal their faces, so I wondered if they were trying to finish us off here, or if they were just plain stupid. For the time being, I decided to play the role of a fool.
“What is it?”
“You’re Kanaki Taiga, aren’t you? I’m here today to warn you.”
Apparently, they had no intention of killing us here. How kind of them to warn me. They seemed to be tender morons.
“What do you mean?”
“I don’t know what kind of theory you’re using to heal the wounded with your inexplicable power. Stop that right now.”
“? People would be thrilled if I healed their wounds though.”
“Even if you think you’re doing a good deed, it means there are people who will be troubled by it.”
“You mean, for example, the people at the hospital in this town?”
The man narrowed his eyes. No, you were too kind to tell me.
“…I was hoping to leave you with a warning but…”
“You’re not very persuasive with that kind of stuff, huh?”
The men turned their hostility into definite bloodlust as they crept closer and closer.
When I looked next to him, I saw Michel with his arms folded, just staring at the men, occasionally glancing around. There was no sense of fear or trepidation; he was simply trying to figure out who they were. Indeed, I felt no threat from the man in front of me, and he was probably just a hired thug, as he appeared to be.
I could likely defeat an opponent of this caliber on my own, but it was a good opportunity for me to gauge my colleague and drinking buddy Michel’s abilities. I casually asked him.
“By the way, Michel. I’ve never asked you this before, but how confident are you in your skills?”
“Ngh, ah, well, I’m not so bad. At the very least, I’m a spirit knight, and I’m sure I can handle the guys in front of me without any problems.”
Apparently, my drinking buddy was a spirit knight. If so, the opponent in front of me must really be a piece of wood.
“Then I’ll leave it to you, Michel.”
“But can I ask you, Kanaki, to take care of this? I’ll help you as soon as you’re in danger.”
With a snap, my request was denied, and I was about to voice my dissatisfaction, but the look on Michel’s face made me suppress it.
From him, I could sense a presence that suggested that we were not dealing with a mere rogue. Taking into account the fact that he has been wary of his surroundings since a while ago, I wondered if he was on the lookout for reinforcements.
While I was dwelling on such thoughts, the distance between me and the men was already less than five meters. Since there was no choice, it was up to me to deal with them here.
Stomping the ground, I instantly closed the gap between the men and slammed my fist into the nose of the leader of the group, who had been chattering until a few minutes ago. It would have been a nuisance if I had caused a commotion, so I jammed my fist into his throat to silence him from even letting out a scream.
Although the men were supposed to be stunned to see this, their reaction was unexpectedly swift.
Without anyone giving them a signal, they instantly surrounded me and pointed their weapons (knives, iron pipes, etc.) at me to keep things under control.
Perhaps they didn’t attack me all at once because they were afraid that I might strike at them, or perhaps they were intimidated by the scene they had just witnessed. Either way, their threatening actions didn’t work on me.
I did not even remember how I defeated them. It was that simple, that quick, that I succeeded in neutralizing them. Even a small fry character in a manga would have been defeated in a more presentable manner.
I then turned to Michel, but he wasn’t looking at me.
“―So it’s that place.”
Michel promptly pulled a pistol from the holder on his hip and fired without hesitation at the rooftop of a building adjacent to the alley, right where people can look down on us.
However, the propelled bullet was suddenly bounced out of the air and landed on the ground. Someone ricocheted the bullet―right after realizing this fact, I sensed the presence of someone leaping away from the rooftop.
“I’m going after that guy! Kanaki, you go turn those guys lying there over to the military police!”
Michel was quick to say so, but then he mustered up his sacred strength and ran vertically up the wall to the rooftop. An acrobat, huh?
With that, Michel pursued his escaping opponent and disappeared into the darkness of the night. Given the way he was moving, he could probably catch up with most of his opponents, but what would happen now?
I was also concerned about the man who was spying on us, and I thought about following Michel, but decided to do as he said and deal with the men in front of me. It was unlikely that these men stretched out on the ground would have much information, but there were many other uses for them.
“I should just carry them anyway…”
Of course, I had no intention of leaving them in the hands of the military police, just as Michel had said. Perhaps I should use invisibility magic to carry them to the copse of trees behind the church, confine them in a barrier, and then test out a few things with them. At any rate, for the first time in half a year since I came to this world, I had access to toys that I could “do whatever I wanted” with. Had it been a woman, I would have had no complaints, but unfortunately, I cannot expect to relieve my desires in that aspect. After all, it might be wise to consider eliminating Eira, seeking for an opportunity to settle the troublesome matters as well.
Well, for now, I need to get rid of the men in front of me first.
Since I was in a rather good mood due to the fact that I was tipsy, I cast a spell on the men and began the operation of carrying them out. Halfway through the process, I remembered that I had made Monet wait for me at the next store, but I reconsidered, thinking that I would apologize to her next time, and left the town at night.
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