Chapter 29: Pretending to Be Dead│Read translated stories and daily updates at: Awebstories.com
“Oh, my, you are surprisingly good!”
The battle has been going on for three minutes.
Lady Carina is hiding behind a passageway in order to avoid my magic.
“As always, it’s troublesome…”
Carina Oliveira is a one-of-a-kind woman.
Not only does her personality have two sides, but so does her fighting style.
In close combat, she uses her fleuret to hunt her prey, while at medium and long range, she uses her specialized fire magic to burn everything to the ground.
I can’t tell you how many times she has cut me up and burned me in my dreams.
“But that was only until I was ten!”
So I’m getting serious…
“I’ll assist you as well, Ivan!”
Nadia peeks out from behind my back and clenches a small fist in front of her chest to demonstrate her spirit.
…Who is this lovely lady?!
I feel like I’m on top of the world just seeing her like this.
That’s something I can thank Lady Carina for.
But, I’m not going to forgive her for calling Nadia a piece of livestock and even attempting to seize it.
“Hahaha, Nadia, don’t worry, you can leave it to me this time.”
I pounded my chest.
“…Are you sure you’re not overdoing it? “
“Of course not.”
“I understand. But if something happens, I’ll be there.”
Nadia finally believes me when she sees my smile and vigorously nods her head.
“Can you really afford it?! 【Flaire Lance】.”
I repelled the flaming spear with two earth magic shields.
With this, I can prevent her powerful magic.
“Tsk! You really use perplexing magic!”
“Really? Maybe it’s because you’re just unremarkable?!”
“I’ll show you then!”
As I stir up trouble, I hear hysterical voices in the corridor’s shadows.
Her temper is truly that of an arrogant duchess.
“Well, I think it’s time to stop fooling around and get this over with.”
I mutter to myself as I walk slowly and carelessly toward the passageway’s shadows.
It’s almost as if I’m inviting her to take a shot at me.
I’ve already placed a rig in a certain spot just “in case”; all I need to do now is concentrate on what’s in front of me.
“You have a lot of guts! —【Flare Storm】”
Oh, it’s the advanced fire magic 【Flare Storm】now… As expected, 【Reactive Armor】 is ineffective against this…
Well, that’s not a problem.
I made a large number of metallic cylindrical containers out of earth magic that were fully compressed and trapped with ice magic, and threw them into the 【Flare Storm】 one after the other.
The containers ruptured and violently exploded.
The flames were extinguished in all directions at the same time.
“It’s then my turn. —【Napal Bomb】.”
I summon a metal container several times the size of the previous 【Liquid Nitrogen】 and fire it into the passage where Lady Carina is.
The sound of the intense bombardment echoes throughout the labyrinth, and the explosion is incredible even when the 【Reactive Armor】 blocks it.
No, it was a little too strong.
Nadia mutters as she leans against my back.
“Nadia… I’d appreciate it if you could please close your eyes and cover your ears from now on.”
Surprisingly, Nadia accepted it without hesitation.
I suppose she was aware of what I had done.
“All right, I’ll go check.”
I said this to Nadia, who covered her ears and walked to the corridor’s corner.
“Well, I knew it would be like this…”
What had once been a human being turned to charcoal lay on the floor.
The human charcoal was holding a melted and crushed foil in her right hand (fencing sword).
“Exactly as in my dream… but the smell is unexpected.”
With these words, I turn away, but then…
Lady Rita, who was supposed to collapse, extends her hand to Nadia, who has closed her eyes, covered her ears, and raised the corner of her mouth.
… That’s right.
She pretended to be following Lady Carina, and she was going to kill her in her sleep, wasn’t she?
And now she’s coming after us because we killed Lady Carina.
to exact revenge on us for taking her away.
“I know that.”
Rita was ground meat in an instant.
I set up my synthesis magic 【Claymore】by the wall.
The explosion of fire magic scatters small metal particles generated by earth magic into the air, and the victim is reduced to a blob of flesh.
I quickly take the food from the three people’s luggage and walk over to Nadia, taking her hand in mine.
“Nadia… I’ll guide you to another location. I’d appreciate it if you could keep your eyes closed for the time being.”
I couldn’t help but relax as Nadia walked slowly, anxiously checking her feet.