I vomited some blood and kneeled on the ground. I thought I still have some time left but my body is now shaking and does not listen to what I say. I can see that my body is rapidly losing its energy……
Why did I lose? It’s embarrassing to say that I don’t even understand it….. Alongside that question, I glared with overflowing hatred at the woman who is in front of my eyes and currently sitting on the ground.
Rena: “…Fuuh, I have won the bet, yes? It was truly dangerous this time.”
I asked the woman who got up using a lot of potions and such that I can’t quite sure the amount that she had been carrying.
Alexei: “……How come?”
Rena: “? What do you mean?”
Alexei: “………I should have had 10 seconds left. With that amount of time, I could have pierced your neck.”
I have a slight intuition about this, however I can not help but ask. The woman explained what happened right after she understood what I was talking about.
Rena: “…Well, you see. It’s not that difficult, so I will tell you everything about it.”
The woman said so and proceed to tell me from the beginning until the time when I realized that my hand was struck to the ground like this.
Rena: “First, my dagger is smeared with deadly poison from the start, you see. You had received a number of scratches, though it was before you strengthened yourself. I was a little flustered as I thought that it didn’t have any effect at all, however I felt relieved as it turns out that it worked.”
Alexei: “But I didn’t feel like my condition was poisoned, though?”
Rena: “It’s easy, the explosive ball itself has a weak poison effect as a side effect, and the poison smoke bomb is not just a poison, instead it also has an effect that amplifies the effect when the poison that I have smeared on the knife is mixed with your body…….I guess.”
Alexei: “…you guess?”
Rena: “I merely read the text, so I was also skeptical whether it is true or not, you know? In addition, I also used dark magic 《Weakness》to lower your resistance against abnormal condition just to make sure. As a result, your HP ran out faster than usual. Do you understand now?”
Alexei: “………Aa~ah, this is frustrating.”
It was truly frustrating…..It’s disappointing yet embarrassing as well that I couldn’t manage to bring down the monster who had ruined my hometown, and also the enemy of my dear father and the Order faction.
Rena: “Now then, do you have any last word?”
Alexei: “Nothing……No, my father… please spare him. At any rate, you’re going there, aren’t you?”
Rena: “………That’s true, but to your father… yes?”
Alexei: “Yeah, would that be no good?”
Rena: “………..No, it’s fine.”
Although she showed a slight hesitation, she eventually accepted it. I do not know the reason, but probably she has a feud with my father….
Rena: “Well then, this is farewell. It was a lot of fun.”
Alexei: “…I also wanted to meet you at a different situation than this, you know?”
Aa~ah, it’s really frustrating…..fighting with this fellow who is the enemy of my dear father and the Order faction and a monster who had ruined my hometownーーーwas fun.
Rena: “Well then.”
Her dagger slowly penetrated my throat. It felt as if a foreign object is invading my body and I could feel the heat that is similar like a warm blaze that made me scowled in an instant. However, I immediately lost my senses and could feel nothing around me.
At last, I felt the sense of iron clod passing through my napeーーー
I burned her beautiful face into my memory and finally, my consciousness ceased to exist.
I managed to win against the knight captain, yes?
It was somewhat a narrow victory as it was a terribly hard fight indeed. Let’s reflect on this and put it to good use as a reference in the future.
Rena: “Now then, what should I do?”
The majority of players had already returned to the dead, and the NPCs had been making a resignation look since the knight captain kneeled on the ground.
Among them, there’s still one party that is glaring straight right here to this very moment.
Ryne: “Hannes, if you want to do this, I will go with you until the end.”
Eleanor: “Yeah, our opponent is also exhausted as well.”
Cherry: “I-I will do my best to support!”
Myra: “…This time for sure, pierce her.”
Kellin: “Ehh~? Are you serious? It can’t~ be helped~ then~!”
Hoho? It’s the party that always pick a fight, yes? I don’t mind it, though.
They immediately readied up their weapon….
Hannes: “… No, let’s just stop.”
Hannes: “It’s not good for our current situation, and even if we know what her objective is, we could only hold out at best.”
Hannes: “But don’t you misunderstand this, okay? It’s just a temporary withdrawal from our fight!”
Ryne: “So that’s what you mean…”
Eleanor: “Can’t be helped at all, huh…”
Hannes: “We will become strong someday and crush you so be preparedーーー”
Rena: “ーーーit’s okay if it’s just a tedious talk, though.”
They are passionately talking to each other for some reason. But, even though it’s bad, I have to rush ahead and run through the central area quickly.
Hannes: “ーーーAs I thought, I hate everything about you.”
Rena: “? Is that so?”
I then killed roughly the remaining party members with a surprise attack and left the place.
Credits to: Kitsuao, McFluffin