63. One who desires to fight
The warp hole warning stops, and at the same time, numerous roar can be heard from the entrance.
And, the girls finally recovered from frozen.
[There’s no need to have that many people to protect this small entrance. If I called the prideful Special Forces, they would all want to get the feat. Therefore, they would be a hindrance]
Iwato said those merciless words to the three–Ayame, Tsukie and Secretary-san.
However, what he said is true, and there’s Iwato, Tsumugu who’s an Absolute, A rank member, Ayame, Tsukie who should be higher than A rank, Karen who’s an A rank if only counting her physical strength, and Secretary-san who more or less can fight in this place.
With this much of strength, if a C rank joined, he would only be a hindrance.
Iwato’s words are cruelly calm–and most of all, right.
Those words extinguished the flustered flames in their hearts, and they regained their composure.
[Ah, in that case, I can check it up. However, it may take some time to find him……]
Secretary-san replied so to Tsukie’s words.
That’s right. If it’s Secretary-san, she can enter the Special Forces network, and find out who’s on leave today, where they went for their work, and who stayed behind.
Then, it’s for sure that the only person who stayed behind is the researcher, but–
Iwato muttered so, and he looked at the building at the back.
The Unknown’s presence gets stronger gradually, and the roars and footsteps can be heard clearly.
In such situation, Iwato looked straight towards a certain place.
Upon hearing his words, the girls frowned.
Iwato did say it–strong.
Iwato who crushed every single enemy as if he’s playing with a toy up until now, said the word 『strong』.
[Divine Beast class……]
In his eyes, he can see the devastating aura from that place.
—Divine Beast class.
Tsukie is convinced when she heard those words.
That Iwato surely plans to go there by himself.
That’s why, she’s worried.
The current Iwato is not in his prime. His strength now is half–no, even lower than his prime.
How far can the current Iwato stand against a Divine Beast class.
And also, Iwato affirmed that the opponent is strong–surely, it has a Battle Rank over 100. Surely, a humanoid.
Against such opponent–
(Iwato…… Can you really stand a chance against……a Divine Beast class…humanoid?)
She knows about the Iwato three years ago.
Therefore, can he clench his fist while carrying a trauma against an opponent equal to last time……or perhaps stronger than that?
No matter what, she couldn’t affirm it.
And, above all–
(I can’t let my own son…take the same 『responsibility』 as three years ago)
She smiled, and mana wells up–inside her body.[『Shadow Clone』]
At the next moment, the mana overflowing from her body formed a figure, creating a 『Shadow Clone』 that looks the same as Tsukie on the spot.
Karen, Ayame and Secretary-san opened their eyes wide upon seeing that, but Iwato’s reaction was–a wry smile.
[Of course. I myself will stay here, but at least, take along my shadow clone]
Iwato tried to refuse her, but–he stopped.
Iwato saw Tsukie’s eyes.
There’s a definite resolution in her eyes, and Iwato knows the best that anything he says is useless against such resolution.
Iwato leaks a sigh, and looks at Tsumugu and the girls.
Upon hearing those words, the girls hesitated.
To tell the truth, they probably want 『to be together』.
They couldn’t leave their loved one to go to a dangerous place purposely.
[U-Understood! I’m Master’s pupil after all. So I will obey what you say!]
[I understand…… Please don’t be reckless, okay?]
Iwato’s expression loosens upon hearing those words, and he turned back and started running along with Tsukie’s shadow clone.
Upon seeing his back figure, Tsumugu muttered the words she didn’t say softly.
[Nii-san is not weak…to the extent of needing to worry]
The girl who saw the image, stood in front of the screen without doing anything.
(That person……was definitely looking at me)
That’s right. At that time, Iwato was looking at her direction.
Since seeing the image, the girl was convinced.
『I don’t care whether he’s pandora or king……but he’s strong. To the extent that he can fight me』
Those thoughts can be called as wishful thinking or desire.
For a lone time–no, it’s my first time seeing such strong person.
He wants to fight against me, a thrilling battle. Above all–He wants to win.
The long-forgotten feelings start appearing inside her, and the flames spread gradually.
『Good, this is worth it……』
I want to fight.
As soon as possible.
Come come come come come come.
Before she knew it, she’s smiling in delight and excitement, and she puts her hand on her beating heart–
–She remembered the nuisance existence.
Who would do such a boorish conduct.
The girl looks at the man–the researcher.
『I desire a 1v1 against him. You have no turn in this』
[Nn?……Kukuku, have you become fond of that black-haired? I understand, let’s leave him alone alive. Well, perhaps I should at least break his bones]
She’s convinced that–now is the time.
She sighs once, and walks towards him.
『Bringing me here and giving me this device. I’m grateful for these two』
At the next moment, her arm came out of the researcher’s chest. He opened his eyes wide by the sudden situation–and coughed blood.
『To be honest, you’re an eyesore from the beginning. You attempt to sexually harass me, your eyes are obscene, and you smell bad. Above all. I was curious–about why you act so high even though you’re weaker than me』
She only obeys to the one who defeated her.
That’s why, she hated–the researcher who misunderstood that he’s her master just because of this cooperative relation.
At the same time as she pulled out her arm, she threw his body forward, and
At the next moment, light wraps the arm that’s stained with blood, and immediately after that, the stains were purified.[Ku……so that’s your 『Curse Cleansing Eye(呪祝眼)』, huh]
The researcher somehow stands up, and said those words.
She opened her eyes wide upon seeing that, but it’s that him who have always been researching and experimenting. It’s not strange that he restructured his own body.
As the evidence–
Guchuu, guchagucha, gucho, gucha.
The sounds that fans discomfort just by hearing it, and the wound on his chest closes up gradually. After a few seconds, the wound recovered completely.
And–a further change occurs.
The next moment, his flesh swelled from the inside, and a grotesque figure starts appearing, piercing his skin.
About a few seconds.
Just like the time when Iwato confronted 『Unknownified』 Albert, he also turns into an Unknown. The 『researcher』 who became such figure, speaks.
『Kukuku……Unfortunately, I couldn’t be《the chosen one》similar to them. However, don’t think that I’m the same as that Albert……』
The girl who saw that, squints, and she throws a question on his absurd change in Battle Rank.
『……Why, a weak human…became a Divine Beast class?』
That’s right. His strength is quite powerful, and she somehow guessed that his strength is stronger than a Sacred Beast class and close to Divine Beast class.
Upon hearing that, he felt pleasant.
『Kuhahahaha! The answer is obvious! I am the chosen one! Although I didn’t reach the top, still, I’m a higher race than those foolish humans who dominated this land before! A ruler rank! That’s why, we draft Fantasia, and as a result, although it may have failed, this world has transform into a better world than before! The figure of people who live pridefully, turned their expression into fear and die, is too wonderful to the extent that tears would come out of my eyes!』
Upon hearing those words, she frowns.
Humans are certainly enemies. If we Unknowns are found, they would come and kill us no matter what we are. An enemy.
『Even such enemy……when compared with a trash like you, they are better than you』
The researcher sneered by those words–
The next moment, her figure moved to his back in an instant, and at the same time, the researcher’s head flew midair.
The head hits the floor, and at the same time, the body fell to the ground with a roaring sound.
The girl who sighed by the result, looks at the entrance.
Footsteps can be heard from afar.
『Even if you’re a Divine Beast class, you’re no match for me, after all…… I hope that you don’t disappoint me』
The girl muttered so with a smile.