Chapter 37: Aria the Necromancer (1)│Read translated stories and daily updates at: Awebstories.com
“So I made the decision to kill you myself. So… could you please die?”
The lousy woman… Aria Moreno’s mouth hangs open like a crescent moon.
However, in my dreams, I had the impression that this woman was always protected by someone else and never fought.
She was always pampered by Emilio and his cronies at the academy, and she never stood out for her grades or abilities.
If that’s the case, how is she going to defeat us?
“…Even after witnessing my brawl with Sergio, but I’m not giving you any leeway.”
“Fufu, you moron. That’s my line!”
With that, the lousy woman raises her hands and forms a magical circle.
But isn’t this…?
“Did you know…? I’m not only cute and brilliant, but I can do this as well! Come on! My sweet little darlings!”
The magic circle then turned black, and skeletal soldiers in armor appeared one by one.
“…I had no idea you were a necromancer…”
“What do you think? Do you find it surprising?”
I try to appear relaxed, but I’m still surprised on the inside.
The lousy woman then smiled pleasantly, as if she could see right through my thoughts.
“Then I’ll annihilate these skeletal soldiers. 【Battering Ram】”
I use earth magic to create a metal that is repeatedly compressed to form a cylinder, which is then inserted into a separate cylinder that I made.
All that remains is for it to be released.
“All right, here we go!”
With these words, the compressed cylinder is thrown out in an explosion of fire magic, hitting the skeleton soldier right away.
The bodies (bones) of all the skeleton soldiers in the line of fire are crushed, and the pillars are rammed into the innermost wall.
“Load the next round! Fire!”
As I kept making columns and throwing them out, one after the other, the skeleton soldiers were gone in a flash.
They can’t even dodge because they’re so crowded. I lifted the corner of my mouth as I considered… Huh?!
“Don’t let your guard down, Ivan!”
“T-Thank you, Nadia.”
With its thick, strong arms, Nadia’s summoned beast Amon destroyed the skeleton soldiers that passed through my 【Battering Ram】.
Nadia is unquestionably dependable.
“Well… It seems that the skeleton soldiers are gone, but that’s not the end, is it?”
I tried to stir things up with a relaxed expression, and the lousy woman glared at me angrily.
But it was only for a moment before she returned to her sneering smile.
“Ufufufu! There’s no way there were only that many!”
True to her words, skeleton soldiers emerge from the black magic circle one after the other and approach us in the same manner…. What?! Is that…?
“Is that a lich?”
The Lich, an immortal demon who excels at magic, is casting spells behind the skeleton soldiers.
“【Reactive Armor】!【Battering Ram】!”
I set up a magical defense wall while destroying the skeleton soldiers.
I could wait until the lousy woman’s magical power runs out in a battle of wills, but I don’t have the time.
We need to hurry up and get away from them…
“Oh, that’s right~ You can’t just sit around and wait for my magic to exhaust you, you know? Because my magic is limitless!”
The unexpected words of the lousy woman who had just spoken to us caused Nadia and I to lose our voices.
Unlimited magical power?
“Ufufufu, incredible, isn’t it? But it’s true! Although, I can only summon skeleton soldiers, lichs, and skeleton dragons with my current power, I can keep summoning them until you die!”
Now we’re in big trouble.
Skeleton soldiers and lichs aren’t a problem, but if she can summon skeleton dragons, that’s a different story.
And if she has an infinite amount of magic power, there must be an infinite number of skeleton dragons.
Above all, in my dreams, I’ve never fought this woman.
“…As expected, if I were to knock her down, I would have to erase her all at once…”
Actually, I wanted to make her realize what she’d done thus far and then slowly kill her in despair.
“Sigh… I could keep doing this until you guys ran out of magic, but then I’d have no way of repaying you for what you said to me… What should I do?”
In a carefree tone, the lousy woman declared as she looked at me… no, she looked at Nadia.
And what did she mean when she said “repay you for what you said to me?”
“Fufu… Do you really mean “that”? It’s just a fact that you’re as narrow-minded and boring as I suspected.”
“Huh?! You really irritate me. What?! Why are you so taken with this man?! You’re the one who has bad taste!”
“Ara? You don’t have to tell me that. You have a collection of men, as if they were servants, and you think you’re really good at it. And because there isn’t a single decent man around you in sight, that’s vulgarity at its finest. fufu”
Nadia responds sarcastically to the face-distorting, agitated-lousy woman with a smile.
To be honest, she scares me more than the skeleton knights or the lichs in front of us.
“Well said! [Thank you for being a stepping stone to my happiness.] I’ll say it right back to you. I will destroy you and use you as a stepping stone out of this labyrinth for my own happiness!”
“Fufu. That’s too bad. Your wish will never be granted. Because…”
Nadia laughs and the corners of her mouth tighten into a grin.
“I’m going to crush you right here!”