Chapter 38: Valla-chan, Chanting│Read translated stories and daily updates at: Awebstories.com
The Earth-Dragon in front of them screams.
“Valla, don’t you have any powerful offensive weapons?!”
Nell raises her voice.
(I don’t think I can do any more harm to the Earth Dragon than I already have.)
“There’s only one!”
“Do you think you can deal some damage?”
“Yes I can but…”
“What is it?”
“It takes about a minute to activate. Can you keep Valla-chan safe during that time?”
Some abilities require a long time to activate.
The longer it takes, however, the more powerful the skill becomes.
That seems like a long time to Nell.
“We have no choice.”
(Because there is no other option, I must take the risk.)
“All right, Valla-chan will start chanting.”
“Do it right now.”
As soon as Valla closes her eyes, a series of magic circles appear around her.
Nell has no idea what these magical circles mean.
Then Valla starts muttering in an unknown language.
She’s probably starting some sort of chant.
(Until then, I must defend Valla at all costs.)
Valla must have been deemed too dangerous to be left alone by the Earth-Dragon.
It’s going after Valla.
Nell charges at the Earth-Dragon, wielding twin swords.
“I’ll be right back, Valla.”
She was six years old at the time.
Valla’s father placed his hand on her head.
She recalls thinking as a child, (a very firm hand).
“Good luck, Papa!”
Her father, however, did not return home that day.
It wasn’t until the next day that she learned he had died.
The day after he passed away, she recalls being very busy with other things.
“I can’t express how grateful I am to your father!”
Many people from the village came to the house to express their gratitude.
Perhaps all of the villagers have arrived.
She was so busy that her mother and she divided the work amongst themselves.
to the point of not even remembering one’s father’s death.
“Valla’s Papa is the village hero.”
She was impressed by the way her mother said this.
She told her that her father had risked his life to protect the village from an attack by a powerful demon.
Although his father was no longer present to protect them, her uncle was, so Valla was able to live comfortably.
Because she was the daughter of the hero, the people of the village rallied around her.
Because of this life, she remembered that her father’s death did not make her very sad.
(And how about Papa? Did Papa have any regrets after his death?)
Valla often pondered this.
Then she had the opportunity to study astrology with an elderly astrologer who happened to be in the village.
And she discovered she was an astrology genius.
So it was only natural that she was convinced that she was born to be a hero like her father.
Hence, Valla became an adventurer.
To die as a hero
As such, it is a natural act for her to give up her life for someone who is dying in front of her.
(The chant is finished.)
Valla opens her eyes.
Valla’s eyes widened as she took in the scene in front of her.
“I protected ‘cough’ you for a minute…”
Nell was dying in front of her.
She’d lost her left arm and was covered in so much blood that it was a miracle she was still able to stand.
Despite her injuries, she stood firm to protect Valla.
When she saw her, she was tempted to say something, but she had more important things to do.
Valla cast her skill.
A cross-shaped flash of light struck the Earth-Dragon a split second later.
The flash shattered the Earth-Dragon from the inside.
“I did it…”
(Even the Earth Dragon won’t be safe from this.)
“Nell! It looks like we survived!
Valla rushes over to Nell’s aid.
Nell’s lips curled into a smile.
“I suppose so…”
Nell nodded and almost collapsed.
Valla rushes to catch her.
“I’m going to fix you right now.”
(Where’s the missing left arm? If not, I won’t be able to put her left arm back together. Let’s put a stop to the bleeding first.)
Sha uses her healing skill.
Nell’s body was gradually healing.
They still have to figure out how to get out of this hole, but for now it’s time to rest.
A shrill groan was heard.
However, if it’s the demon, Valla already killed it.
As evidence, the Earth-Dragon’s carcass lay on the ground.
Then it all happened in an instant.
Nell vanished in front of her eyes.
Nell’s body collides with a wall, vomits blood, and falls limp to the ground before becoming entangled in the debris of the impact and disappearing from view.
Is Nell dead?
She had no chance of surviving that attack.
It takes Valla a few seconds to process that information.
The Earth-Dragon’s second form
Nearly all of the rocky skin that covered its body has fallen off, revealing what’s inside.
A massive serpent with steel scales appears in front of Valla.
Valla’s life is now in jeopardy.
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