This time, a member of the Knights was in charge of signaling the start of the battle, I took out a new Iron Sword from my back. Darius also held his two-handed sword with both hands. You don’t see something big like that too often. The blade alone already surpasses my height. By the way, the Height of Darius is twice as much as my current height. If you look at us from a different perspective, it would look like a child fighting their father.
「The conditions for winning will be, surrender, losing consciousness or death. Any form of attack will be allowed and there is no time limit.」
Darius takes a stance dropping down his waist and turned towards me, concentrating his gaze to me. It a gaze that was trying see all my movement. Honestly, being stared at by a mass of muscles like him is disgustingly scary.
Oh, despite being heavy he noved with incredible speeds. The wind pressure alone feels like it would blow me away, but well, I don’t feel like I should avoid it.
(Image of having a heavy weight much heavier than my enemy…)
The giant sword was sent towards me along will all his mass and power. I also lowered my stance and received the sword. I consumed magical power to dissipate the shock from impact. I also activated fairy magic which doesn’t use magic power, which is why my required magic consumption needed would drastically decrease.
I step forward and received the heavy blow and erased the wind pressure it caused.
「Good, you received that well…」
「That still seems to be light though, are you really not holding back?」
「Then I’ll be more serious!!」
He strikes me with his sword as many times as he wants. I was pushed a little and dropped down on one knee… Sorry. It actually so light it feels like he is only tapping me. But you see winning so easily isn’t really fun to look at you know.
Looking at the audience I can see Melchora looking worried, Vannua-san looking anxious and Earl Astel was groaning. After a while it reached to the point when Melchora have a look as if it was about to cry. Well I guess I can understand how she would hate being the wife of this person even if he was someone who is stronger than her father.
「You annoying little girl! Just blow away already!!」
Darius continued swinging his sword towards me trying to smash and crush me, but I parried it and moved back for a bit. I can still continue playing along but I got tired of it.
「Uwah, you sure are amazing little girl…」
As I was taking a stance I was followed by an attack but dodged it sideways. Well, he didn’t stop and ended up crashing into a wall. Ahhh, it was such a splendid wall, look there everyone seems trouble by that. I guess I have to be careful as to where I am positioned.
「Damn you… Quit moving around so I can crush you!!」
「Well, can’t you just attack me in a more concentrated way」
I take out a red cloth from my storage because it seems interesting. Darius thought that I was making fun of him, so come chasing me again. I waved the red cloth away from him. Doing that made Arena really excited. Currently, I’m imitating a bull fighter. He sure looks like a cow trying to stab and slice me thrusting himself continuously right?.
「 Quit moving around you stupid!!」
「I don’t really want to stop though even if you show me that red face of your… well let’s continue~ come hit me here~ 」
「Awesome… He’s just seriously at her mercy that Darius」
Melchora was shocked. Darius is someone who is known throughout the town as the strongest. Not listening to the orders of the Earl, even controlling the knights order for himself, he did display enough fighting power for that. That’s why she also realized that her reliable father was looking for help, but she also knew that he would not carelessly oppose the Earl because they are not enemies.
An then one day an adventure covered in a white robe came. The person doesn’t even show her face, I thought that she was just probably trying to trick father so I was quite suspicious of her. Because I thought that it was impossible for her to become a substitute for my father, I asked her to fight with him but father was defeated, what defeated father were knights that was created by that woman and was the one fighting father. I was looking at my father who got defeated, and I do admit that she has overwhelming power.
But when it comes to fighting with Darius, she didn’t use that power.
And their battle began. Although it was Darius who seemed to initiate first and tried to crush her, it was blocked splendidly and then she avoided the attacks that followed with ease.
But still, what Melchora was attracted to was her atmosphere when fighting. It feels like she was really having fun.
「Why is she smiling?」
「Well, That’s something I don’t understand. But did not have the feel of a battle maniac though」
「Isn’t it like she was playing with Darius?」
That’s right, is how Melchora thought. That person has the face of a child that have just received a new toy. Even though I can only see her mouth, her eyes must definitely be sparkling.
「Father, who really is that person?」
「I don’t know… but well… I can at least be sure that she is fighting for you, even if she is faced with such an opponent.」
「Haaa… Haaa… Haaah…」
Darius was drenched in sweat and was out of breath. Is he reaching his limit soon? I was expecting him to have more stamina though. Maybe because there Isn’t anyone that could go against him, was he negligent of his training. Then I guess this is it.
「Can we end this soon?」
「Haaah… If, you can do then go ahead. If you just keep on blabbering then I will crush you.」
His anger levels shoot up and attacked me with everything he has in full power, but well, something like that to me is useless.
I returned the favor and countered with a slash, and that slash cut his sword, and slashed it to pieces.
「It is over, isn’t it?」
I beat his head with the dull edge of the sword and made him collapse on the floor. He staggered from the hit and was down on his knees. I then pointed the sword on his neck.
「Do you want surrender?」
He is still probably conscious, but he is not replying. Stubborn aren’t you, are you not going to admit defeat right here now? His eyes seem to be moving around looking at the area ahead of us.
「Knights, what do you want to do? I can finish him of here if I wanted though.」
「Let… Let’s see…」
The knight whom I pointed was confused. I also asked the Earl but he replied. 「I would like to end this without killing if possible」
「You know… Darius, just accept defeat right now!! Whatever you do, you can’t do anything against this adventurer in a situation like this. 」
But Darius didn’t respond at all. Or maybe, he is trying to bide his time?
When I moved my sword for a bit, he quickly made a dash, are you running away? No, that direction is!!!
「Melchora-sama, quickly escape!!」
「I won’t let you escape!! Ooooooaaaaahhh!!!」
Darius threw away what remained of his sword and dashed towards Melchora at a faster speed than before. On the way Vannua-san tried to intercept him, but because he was unarmed, Darius easily beat him down.
「Nooo!!! Don’t come here!!」
「You, you will be my hostage!!」
Well then. I’m not that gentle enough to let someone like this person be forgiven, especially those who are trying to hurt such a beautiful girl. Or rather the match has not ended yet.
「Oi, your opponent is here」
「Impossible!! How the hell did you overtake me!!」
Well, certainly, just that speed alone I would say it’s impressive, being able to move so fast needs huge SPD status. But well just now, I switch converted my MDEF and unused stats into SPD. So currently my speed is around 20 million. If you win against something like that then I would see you as something like an unidentified creature.
It’s useless you know? Did you think you can beat me up like what you did to Vannua-san? I countered his fist strikes and crushed his bones.
「Iiihhh!! Ahhhh!!! 」
I don’t really like seeing someone suffering in front me. So I kicked him on the head blowing him away. He bounced several times and ended up hitting the knights.
Thank you for that Arena. Well, in the end, it turned into me actually saving the girl. On the other hand, Melchora was staring at me. After all, it is because it’s unrealistic for a girl to beat down a giant man like that. Let’s just verify for safety.
「Are you alright? Are you hurt anywhere?」
「No, I’m fine but… that… Your Hood Onee-sama is…」
…Hmmmm? Onee-sama? Hood? …Ah, right, I got it. Is it because of that last attack? Well, about that? Eh why are you clinging to me? Why do you look like a maiden in love with those glittering eyes?
I look pointed my gaze towards Vannua-san and Earl Astel, but both of them just gave out a bitter smile and stayed silent. And Melchora was rubbing her cheeks and was hugging me will all she has since a little while ago. What’s with this situation? Suspension Bridge Effect? Is this that Suspension Bridge Effect? Is there no Yes Lolita no Touch?
Ahhh, stop it arena. I’m good with the feelings but I don’t to be involved with nobility.
「Astel-sama! Your important daughter is about to be taken by a woman adventurer! Are you fine with that!?」
「I somewhat feel complicated, but I think it’s much better than giving to some random man, but still you sure are a beauty yourself huh.」
「This stupid idiotic father!! Vannua-san!! Please do something about this!!」
「It is also a waste for me but I have no rights over this and her affairs.」
「You!! I’ll have you die later!!」
(Darius was defeated)
I can’t believe it at all, but the adventurer woman in front of me got through it. I also had a lot of respect for this person before, but everything suddenly changed. But Darius ran towards me without admitting defeat.
I can’t muster strength on my legs. Even though I have always admired strong men, I was utterly frightened when I see that man. I realized I was just a weak child of a noble.
And at that moment, when I was about to be taken by Darius’ evil plot, the woman appeared just like a gallant prince. When the woman kicked that man, I looked towards her and noticed that her hood was off. And I saw it.
Hair with a gradation of pink and red in a bob cut arrangement and the beautiful, cute and strong willed looking rainbow colored eyes was the face of the one who helped me. And a face that looked worried about me.
At that time I knew… I fell in LOVE…
For a while now Melchora will be involved in the next chapters…
「Go away!! Stop!! End it right now!!」
「It is useless to stop a strong aristocrat, the power level is over 5000!!!」