Chapter 13: A Hero’s Image
Seeing the kobold half stained in blood, I felt disgusted. The kobold seemed to blink for a moment.
Kobolds are among the lowest tier of monsters.
Nevertheless rethinking, the kobolds surround me and prepare to attack..
Responding to their movements, I lower my posture.
At that moment I attempted to distance myself, and a shadow jumps between us.
“What are you doing to my daughter—–!” (Lyel)
With a cry, there was a flash of silver light.
With its overwhelming mass and destructive power, the light sent a kobold flying and crushed it into pieces.
The back of that figure that is blocking me is the kind of hero i am to be.
It was my current father, Lyel, who rushed here.
“Lye – Dad?” (Nicole)
“Are you okay, Nicole?” (Lyel)
“Well, yeah – behind you!” (Nicole)
The kobolds attacked Lyel’s back, he casually turned around.
This is just a matter of course. There is no honorable retreat in battle.
But there was a clear difference in ability between Lyel and the Kobolds, to the extent that it did not matter.
Although the kobold bit his shoulder, he was fine – seeing i’m still alive, he sighed a breath of relief.
Then he grabbed the head of the kobold with his left hand and slammed it into the ground.
The kobold which was thrown onto the soft ground, however, was crushed by the force exerted.
Lyel was so strong that it did not matter.
The kobold had its head crushed and breathed for the last time.
When Lyel came, the kobolds finally realized their difference in ability. We watch as the kobolds start trying to flee all at once.
Even so, the kobolds cannot be forgiven.
Suddenly a wall of light surrounded the area and prevented the kobolds from escaping.
I am familiar with this magic.
The is Maria’s sacred magic cage, Holy Jail. This skill encloses the enemy in an energy field.
She has no physical ability compared Lyel, thus she enclosed the enemy with magic from a distance.
She approached as usual, with a large smile, but she felt different from usual.
When she saw the body dyed in blood, that smile became darker.
However, it was filled with a great deal of murderous intent.
“Ma, mama …” (Nicole)
“Are you okay,Nicole? …Wait a moment” (Maria)
With a single chant, Maria instanly activates magic and light attaches to me and the girl.
Seeing that my wounds are closing, this is Maria’s healing magic.
Her magic is activated faster than anyone, due to the gift of high speed chanting.
“Only three kobolds left, yes?” (Maria)
“Well then, please take care of it.” (Maria)
“Oh, let’s torture the dog who bit my daughter firmly in hell” (Lyel)
Grasping his sword with both hands, ge gives it a swing.
That alone split the grassland, the ground below was bare. A swing to clearly demonstrate the power of Lyel’s sword.
“Ga Garru -” (dog noises)
“Wa~u…… kyaun” (dog noises)
The surviving kobolds held their tails between their legs and their hair was standing on end.
Of course, Lyel cannot forgive them even if they show such a figure.
He raises a shout that equivalant to aroar and slashed them, knoking them down and trampling them.
That figure is exactly that of a demon.
It was what I’m unable to achieve – the valiant figure of a “hero”.
When I see this, I ponder. In order to reach such figure, I would still have to train.
It is impossible with my own strength.
I was totally trained in the ways of an assasin in my past life. But that was not what I wanted.
That figure of Lyel is the figure of a hero I want to be.
As a matter of fact, I will start by studying from him.
An idea came to me, and I was able to get it out of my mind.
Immediately after that, my visibility started to fade.
The wound has already been cured by Mary. Whatever — ?
“Ah, Nicole — Because healing magic is fundamental, it is unable to recover blood loss, so please rest properly for now.” (Maria)
“When you forcibly regenerate your organs, there are cases in which bad things can happen in various ways, so you have to recover yourself as much as you can” (Maria)
Where I heard that, my consciousness shut off steadily.
When I woke up, I was being brought to my room.
Lyel was there by my side, but there was no figure of Mary.
And I cannot see the figure of that girl.
“Were you awake, Nicole?” (Lyel)
“– Papa” (Nicole)
“Maria is very spartan, I wish she could have used regeneration magic.” (lyel)
Reneration is the highest grade of healing magic that will heal all injuries.
If this is done, even lost blood can be recovered.
However, Maria tended to apply only the minimum necessary healing techniques and recommend self healing.
This is because if there was some misalignment in the healed part and the surrounding parts as a result of excessive healing magic, certain problems would arise.
“But she cured it properly, she cannot possibly go wrong.” (Nicole)
Maria never abandons an injured person.
Closable wounds cured properly until the end.
She refrains from regeneration as it is safer.
Of course, I know Lyel well. It is unusual for him to complain about Mary – because his beloved daughter is injured.
“Oh, I know that, I do not blame Mama.” (Lyel)
“Yeah, that’s right, Papa, I have a favor to ask of you.” (Nicole)
I try to break out my sure kill technique, “upturned eyes” that I fully practiced in the last three years.
Sure enough, the effect is outstanding. Lyel fell as quickly as possible.
“Anything! If you tell Papa, Nicole, you can ask me anything!” (Lyel)
To the daughter who has an unusual request, Lyel answered immediately in vain.
Since he is ready, I present my request.
Although I was a little mean, I said so without losing any of my excitement.
“Can you teach me how to use the sword?” (Nicole)
In response to my request, Lyel seemed as though a pigeon shot by a peashooter.