Chapter 21: Decisive Battle in White Palace
I rushed toward the pure white entrance where those useless waste of space macho statues was lined up..
Those guys are useless, but this place is wide, it would be affected if I do it here. However, I needed to do this, so this much destruction is okay right?
The sound of those statues being destroyed almost made me leap in joy. Even though it was not intentional, Adolphus had been destroying everything that stood in his way. From the training field to this place. That was why I became curious, what sort of expression would he show by the time he had regained his sanity back?
Let’s see. I think it’s time to end this.
Wielding that wicked katana in his hand, Adolphus rushed towards me. Of course I was not standing still. I also set my stance to prepare to receive his attack.
Well then, come at me!
「Intruder malicious intent confirmed. COMMENCING THE ELIMINATION OF THE HOSTILE FORCE」
An inorganic and monotonous voice suddenly resounded from the surroundings.
Naturally it’s not mine.
Thus, I tried to find the source of that voice, but before I could do more than confirm that I’m alone, the scenery made a sudden change.
The supposedly inanimate white machos statues suddenly started to move, making creaking sound from various parts of their bodies as they did so. Then those white machos statues charged at Adolphus simultaneously.
…Eh? What the heck?! What was that regeneration ability? That is.
I’m doubting the strange scenery before my eyes. After all, what I saw was a completely black Adolphus being pinned down by all those white machos statues in this pure white entrance hall.
That scenery was just weird.
My train of thought halted right there.
What the hell are you doing trying to escape this reality. Me.
Now, since those statues had move, they should be the so-called living statues. In short, they’re autonomous stone statues. You know, the kind that often came out from heroes and demon king tales.
Whoops, rather than that, I should focus on something else. Like the fact that they could actually move! I mean, I was pondering over『If only these disgusting guys could move out of my sight』everyday.
Did you know how I felt as I ran full speed through this space everyday? Did you?! I had to run at full speed every single day just to minimize the pollution my eyes from looking at their naked figures.
I mean, I’m a semi-permanent resident of this place you know. Me.
Could I cry now?
But now I understood why I’m not allowed to demolish those guys no matter how much I plead.
It’s because they were crime prevention devices.
While I’m grateful for the thoughtfulness, I’m also annoyed you know, Celazam-san. I mean, couldn’t that devices be in other shapes? Why must it be those naked machos?!!!
Fuu~ well since I couldn’t do anything about that, I should focus on other things. Like the fact that I could use them as I pleased. They did say that before, right?
Since that was the case, I could make full use of those white machos to knock that wicked katana off from Adolphus’s hand.
BUT!!! Even though they’re statues, those bewitching muscles were wriggling non stop. It didn’t stop with the wiggling muscles but also included that certain something on their crotch. Those were REALLY distracting.
In the first place, why were all of them nude? What’s the purpose?
All I could say was absolutely ridiculous.
Was the purpose for those particular style so that I wouldn’t carelessly approached them? EH?
Careless huh. Careless………..
…even though I looked like this and acted like a tomboy…I’m still a girl you know…
「EEEEEEEEEEEEEI! HERE I GO!!! ! 」
I no longer have time to hesitate. After all, this wouldn’t end unless I started my counter-attack. Steeling my resolve, I jumped into the fray, desperately landing hit after hit to that wicked-looking katana, while simultaneously using those white machos statues as my meat shield.
Adolphus did not stay still. He retaliated, firing a black mist-like thing to all direction to break free from the assault of the white machos. And every time he swung his katana, the ceiling, wall, and some white machos broke into pieces.
I’ve been trying to knock that wicked-like katana from between the gap of the white machos, but regardless of how many times I tried, I still failed to do so.
What the heck with this guy’s grip strength.
Ugh, this was not the time. The number of white machos were dwindling at a rapid pace. Though the statues could regenerate themselves, I couldn’t wholly ignore the pace of the destruction done to the white palace.
Another thing was, I might just be in danger right now. After all my meat shield was rapidly being destroyed…furthermore, everytime my sword hits the katana blade; a terrifying shockwave is directly transmitted to my hands.
It was only now I realized the loophole in my tactic. I had greatly underestimated Adolphus’s grip strength.
The momentary lapse in my focus created a gap for a counter.
「Aguah! ? 」
Though the blade missed its target, it still got to me, creating a big gash on my right shoulder.
That hurts. It hurts like hell. Really really painful.
Thanks to the shock from that wound, my grip on the handle of my sword loosened and it ended up falling to the ground.
As such, I’m currently hiding behind the white machos to avoid his pursuit, because I have lost my weapon right now.
I bit my lip, regret filling my heart when I chose to come to this place.
However, I have to calm myself to overturn this hopeless situation.
Should I give up here? Come on, gimme a break here.
Calm down. Me. Remember, you still have a few of those white machos. While usually I’d feel relieved when they’re gone from my sight, that was not the case right now. Currently, I’m really relieved that they’re still here. Otherwise, I’d be in deep shit.
You could know why from the wound I have gained, especially the one on my right shoulder. It’s quite a deep wound. And since I had no time to properly care for it, my blood kept flowing out of it. Nevertheless, I could only strengthen my weakening courage, to stand up in front of these overwhelming odds against me.
Calm down. Let’s think again.
Stay cool, do not give up, and do not stop.
When things were getting dangerous, observe your opponent.
See carefully what made your opponent so dangerous.
After you found the source of that danger, get rid of it immediately.
Following those teachings, I’d observe what exactly made my enemy so dangerous. There must be something. I only had to find that.
Adolphus is just a freebie. Think carefully, what it is.
AH!!! It’s that wicked-like katana. The cause of all of this is the mist that’s coming out from the tip of that katana.
Adolphus is merely being controlled by that thing. I only need to make him let go of that wicked katana. But, how?! Forceful method has failed. Since that had failed, what should I do now?! How should I make him let go of that sword?!
From that wicked katana that was emitting smoke from it’s point.
The point of the sword was emitting smoke. I looked at it carefully.
Smoke? Why was it letting out smoke? And it’s not the black kind of smoke, but white smoke.
On deeper observation. Nope. It’s not smoke.
There’s something like flour that’s falling down from the sword blade.
What was that? Why were such things coming out from that place?
There wasn’t such a thing before. Why did it suddenly appear out of nowhere like that?
Let’s think again. Let’s think again. Let’s think again.
The cause should be something that I have seen before. I tried to touch that obscure idea I glimpse. I felt it. There should be an answer for this question somewhere. Let’s think again.
I had to grasp that clue. Ergo why I mustered all my brain power to look for the answer. And finally, the answer formed in my mind.
Black mist. Lost it’s effect. Virgin. Dodging. Blood.
「Could it be…………. Virgin blood?」
I brought up my right shoulder which has a long gash on it. The wound from before was still open. My blood is still flowing out from the open wound. Seeing this, my head cooled down immediately. That was just my assumption, but I’m already on the verge of passing out before I could even confirm my suspicion.
But, I already had no other means, this fight was just too big of a hurdle for me. Therefore, this move was my last gamble. It’s either I sink or swim now.
「Fine then, BRING IT ON!」.
I have had confidence in my luck since a long time ago. But still, I couldn’t help but to yell out loud and put all my resolution to that single yell.
Decided, I slipped through his sweeping attack and waited for it to pass.
With each passing attack he made, the white machos, the wall, and the ceiling is blown up to pieces.
Nope. This move was also wrong. This was bad.
Just waiting like this was not enough to soak that wicked katana in my blood. It wouldn’t be enough even though the katana was splattered with my little bit of blood.
That thought made me wonder how much longer do I have to dodge his attack. While thinking that, Adolphus pulled back his sword, which created an opening for me.
At once, I headed from behind the white machos who had surrounded Adolphus. However, before my attack could reach him, my body stopped moving.
A deep regret for forcing my already tired body crossed in my mind. Yet I couldn’t linger on that regret for long.
「!!!!! ? Uurgh!! ! 」
Sensing its chances, the wicked katana tore the white machos apart with great speed and then stabbed into my flank.
That hurts. Reallyreally painful. This pain is going to kill me.
My head felt dizzy, losing so much blood already combined with this searing pain.
Like hell it’s going to be alright. Please, someone, just stop this pain.
But it didn’t happen.
I’m such a fool. Truly a fool.
At that moment, my head is filled with such regret.
But then, so what about it! !
Ignoring my dizziness, I put all of my power and grabbed the demon-like horn sword guard with both of my hands.
If the sword is twisted at this moment, my body wouldn’t be able to endure the pain. Thus I grabbed on to it tightly, and slowly pushed my body forward to pull more part of the blade into my body.
Take this precious virgin blood of mine. Drink it as much as you like.
And then, a terrifying amount of black mist erupts from the blade. The amount is incomparable to the total amount that this katana has released up till now.
As if showing it’s last moment, that black mist exploded whenever it came into contact with the walls and ceiling.
Even though it has no effect on me. Yup, as expected.
Meanwhile, I also felt that Adolphus’ power has weakened. Hence I used up the remaining of my power to bend my upper torso backward.
I put my entire weight into a headbutt that was aimed at the bent head of Adolphus. To be more precise I was aiming for the crown of his head.
「AHOLPHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUS! 」[TL : A pun of his name]
After doing that, it was not only him in pain, but also myself. My action caused my head to be ringing with a loud and deep sound. I could even say that I really saw numerous star was floating in front of me.
My action was not futile though, for Adolphus finally let go of his tight grip on that wicked katana and fell forward.
Yosh. I managed to do it somehow.
「BROTHER!! ? 」
Everyone was calling us even though they came late.
Clank. I looked toward at the sound of something falling on the ground. Even though my line of sight was already fuzzy due to the extreme pain, I could still somewhat see through the corner of my eyes that was getting blurrier.
A skull was lying on top of the floor. And that skull was the cause of the dry breaking sound she heard.
The skull of a Yaksha Princess is a precious ingredient for powerful magic tools huh. I’m sure that was what Reanschild told me…they’re hunted for their skull.
I quietly prayed for her happiness in the afterlife.
It’s only a feeling, but my guts were telling me that the skull was asking a question. I didn’t know how or why I felt that. But, I was sure about it.
Thus I could only answer.
were safe and sound now.
As if the skull heard those silent words, it turned into ashes.
And thus, I fainted.