Chapter 33: Fighting the Genius│Read translated stories and daily updates at: Awebstories.com
“Well, then… I’ll take it by force!”
Sergio draws the sword from his waist with these words.
This was bound to happen sooner or later.
So what does it matter?
I extended my hands to Sergio.
“Hey, I’m telling you, don’t even consider holding Aria hostage. If you do that, I’ll inflict so much pain on Nadia over there that she might as well die.”
“…You say the most stupid things!”
Sergio’s careless remark exacerbates my rage.
But the more this happens, the clearer and colder my mind becomes, like ice without impurities.
This sensation reminds me of being in a dream.
Return to the world of anguish, despair, and lamentation.
Sergio notices the change in me and moves away from me right away.
“Heh… I had no idea you were hiding such a talent…”
Ignoring Sergio’s flippant remarks, I used earth magic to create a one-meter long, thin metal cylinder and injected several types of fire magic into it,
When I chanted that, a powerful blue-white flame shot out from the back end of the cylinder with great force.
Of course, aimed at Sergio.
“Haha! That kind of intimidation will not work on me… What?!”
Sergio attempts to cut the 【Vigilant】with his sword, but he quickly pulls his sword and decides to flee.
“What?! Is it still coming after me?!”
The 【Vigilant】I fired was heading in the same direction Sergio was, as if it had its own will.
Yes, the 【Vigilant】generates magnetic force at its tip via earth magic, and it reacts to and tracks Sergio’s metal sword.
What are you going to do now, Sergio?
As long as you don’t let go of the sword, the【Vigilant】 will follow you semi-permanently, right?
Also, slashing its long, thin torso with the sword would send flames and a blast of wind at you right away.
As I am happy about the gimmick, I raise the corner of my mouth to look at Sergio.
“Haha… This is unquestionably evil magic. It’s a shame you can do things like this.”
Sergio easily avoids the 【Vigilant】with a faint smile on his face.
But, despite repeated attempts, it continues to pursue him… What?!
Surprisingly, Sergio only severed the tip of the 【Vigilant】.
The magnetic part that reacts to Sergio’s sword is now destroyed.
After losing sight of its target, the 【Vigilant】wanders through the labyrinth’s corridors… only to collide with a wall and explode.
“… How did you know there was a tracking device at the tip?”
“It’s just a coincidence, haha. But, if it has eyes, shouldn’t they be in its head?”
Sergio asks for agreement in a playful tone.
But… After all, this is the Imperial Academy’s most powerful man.
I must keep an eye on everything, including his useless instincts.
“So, what are your plans now?”
“So, what are my plans? It’s obvious. We’ll kill you and Nadia behind you by inflicting as much pain as we can, and then me and Aria will conquer the labyrinth.”
“Do you think you can do it, Sergio?”
When I say this, I raise the corner of my mouth.
“…What do you mean?”
“Do you think I was just watching you while you were on the run from the【Vigilant】?”
“… No, I don’t think so. Perhaps you have something on the floor just like you did when you killed Donato?”
So, just like when I killed Donato, I planted【Landmine】all over the floor.
If he attacks us nochantly, he will be blown up right away.
And I know Sergio is aware of my skills.
In my dream, the man himself told me that when Donato left Aria’s side to attack us, he followed Donato and the rest unnoticed.
“Tsk… Why are you not surprised? —After all the trouble I went through to expose your ruse.”
“Since you know that, you can’t even come close to us because you’ll have no choice but to attack us with your sword.”
Having said that, Sergio is capable of attacking from a distance.
After all, this man is not only the strongest in the academy in swordplay, but also in magic.
Only Sergio’s father, the Knight Commander, is aware of this.
This is also the truth Sergio revealed to me in my dream just before I died.
“Let’s give it a shot! 【Lightning Spear】!”
Sergio points his sword at me, and eight lightning-formed spears appear and attack at breakneck speed.
Worse, the lightning bolts emitted by the lightning spears cause the 【Landmine】to explode in rapid succession.
All of the traps I’ve placed on the floor have gone to waste.
“Tsk! 【Reactive Armor】!”
I erected the defensive wall I demonstrated during the fight with Lady Carina and blocked all the 【Lightning Spear】.
What about Sergio? Huh?!
“Haha! There’s a gap!”
He sprinted across the ground where the 【Reactive Armor】already exploded and came at me while I was blinded by the 【Reactive Armor】 (TL: It’s made of earth so he can’t see).
I won’t be able to defend myself against this man in hand-to-hand combat, no matter how well trained I am in my dreams.
If it comes down to it
With a dry sound, Sergio’s right leg is blown clean off at the base.