Chapter 11 – The Former Demon king, Kill The Monster Instantly
—At that time, on the mountainside—
“Please run away, ojou-sama! You can’t deal with the ‘Dark Bear’ yet!”
“How can I leave jii and run away?”
The girl readied her sword.
She shielded the wounded old man behind her back and glared at the enemy in front of her.
It was just before dawn when her carriage reached the foot of the mountain.
In order to explore the mountain, she entered it with the old man.
They were supposed to have moved according to the map.
However, the road suddenly got cut off. Because of that, the two lost their way and accidentally entered the monster habitat.
”That bastard. What did he mean by ‘a safe mountain without monsters’? Even the map is bullshit!”
“We’ve got to get through this now!”
“I will be the shield. Ojou-sama will use the magic”
The old man used an axe with long handle to stand up.
His left arm was badly wounded after receiving a surprise attack from the ‘Dark Bear’.
The bleeding was stopped with magic, but it will take some time to heal the injury completely. However, there’s no time for that now.
The bear, which is twice the size of an adult is standing on its hind-legs.
The monster’s eyes are locked on the old man and the girl. There’s no way they could escape from it.
“‘—The source is the crucible of heat. Like the lava flowing from the Earth, the breath of scorching heat is shown here’”
While recalling the spell she learnt, the girl begins to draw a crest in the air.
“I will buy ojou-sama the time to chant. I won’t let you pass! Bear!!”
The old man swung his axe.
The sound of the blade cutting into the ‘Dark Bear’ arm can be heard.
“I’m ready! Get away from there, jii!”
“‘Fire God Chain Bullet’” <— (honōshin rendan)
Multiple flames were formed around the girl.
And rushed towards the ‘Dark Bear’ in one go.
“It’s working, ojou-sama. Hang in there and finish it!”
One of the advantages of the ‘Ancient Magic’ is its ability to fire continuously.
If the spell passes through the magic ‘circuit’, the same magic can be unleashed one after another.
Flames are formed one after another, burning up the ‘Dark Bear’.
“That was a close call. Seriously, when it comes to his information……”
“Be quiet, jii!”
The girl listens carefully.
The roaring sound can be heard. And it’s close too.
The girl read the parchment in her hand again.
‘This mountain has a rating of A. Zero monster. Even if there are any, it will be some low-level monsters. Safety level AA. Ideal for examination site. It has nice view too. Please come anytime’ — that’s what were written on it.
However, the ‘Dark Bear’ is a C-ranked monster. Only an adventurer of intermediate level and above can fight against it.
The place where there is more than one such monster cannot be rated as safety level AA.
That’s why I came here with just jii—
“Jii! This way. Let’s get out of here now. While running, your medical treatment——“
The trees on both sides shook.
What appeared were 2 even larger ‘Dark Bear’.
With anger glowing in their eyes, they raised their arms at the girl.
The claws that were swung down were parried with the sword. But the bear’s power could not be diminished.
The girl rolled on the ground and came to a stop when she hits a tree.
One of the ‘Dark Bear’ is heading towards the girl and the other one is headed for the old man.
The girl coughed as she tried to cast the spell.
She hit her chest earlier. And now, there’s no voice coming out of her, so she can’t use the magic.
“I still have things that I need to do—!”
As if to drown out the girl’s scream, the ‘Dark Bear’ swung its huge claw down.
Those claws cut through the air.
”There’s a lot of monsters in this mountain. It’s impossible to use it as an examination site”
The next thing she knew, she was flying through the air in the arms of a boy she didn’t know.
He is a small boy with black color hair, black color eyes and is probably about the same age as the girl.
This boy was the one who rescued her.
“……the ‘Body Strengthening’ of the Ancient Magic? That’s amazing……”
He rushed to the scene just before the ‘Dark Bear’ attacked and jumped with the girl in his arms.
Unbelievable—, the girl thought.
The girl and the old man did not notice his approach, not even the ‘Dark Bear’ did too.
No matter how powerful the ‘Body Strengthening’ of the ‘Ancient Magic’ is, there is no way such speed can be achieved.
“T, thank you very much. You are…!?”
“This is the breeding season for the ‘Dark Bear’ at this time of year. Even I also try to stay away from their territory. It’s best to run away as soon as you see them”
“……eh? Ah. Yes……”
“Well, since you’ve pissed off the ‘Dark Bear’ this much, so it’s too late for that now”
The boy lowered the girl to the ground and readied his dagger.
“It should be fine here. You guys protect the jii-san over there”
When the boy called out, 4 bats appeared from the forest and headed for the ‘Dark Bear’.
Don’t tell me……they are going to fight too?
The ‘Dark Bear’ is an intermediate class monster. In terms of its danger level, it’s a five-level C class.
It’s a level where the girl and the old man can barely fight against it. No matter how many bats are headed for it—
The ‘Dark Bear’ staggered as it received a blow from the bats to the jaw.
In addition, to its temple and ear.
The bats continue to attack the ‘Dark Bear’ at tremendous speed.
Eventually, the ‘Dark Bear’ fell to the ground.
“No way……the bats have……the ‘Dark Bear’……”
The ‘Dark Bear’ is groaning with blood flowing from its head.
The bats’ wings and claws are like sharp blades. They easily cut through the body of the ‘Dark Bear’ which was protected by its thick fur.
The reason they don’t attack the body is because the old man is attacking it with his axe.
“Oh dear. This is amusing! I can’t believe I’m fighting with the bats!”
“Amazing. The bats……are working with jii……”
The girl was amazed by the scene happening in front of her.
The bats retreated just in time for the old man to swing his axe and then charged forward at the moment he finished swinging it.
The wounded ‘Dark Bear’ didn’t even have the chance to stand up.
”Can you still use magic?”
Suddenly, the boy murmured.
“Please use the fire magic again. I wasn’t able to see it that well earlier”
“Y, yes. There’s still some magic power left, so if I reboot the ‘circuit’…”
“Shoot it when I give you the signal”
The boy started running with a dagger in his hand.
The girl exclaimed.
She couldn’t catch his movement.
As expected, it was too fast for the ‘Body Strengthening’.
The level 1 ‘Ancient Magic’ do not possess such kind of speed.
“’——the source is the crucible of heat’”
The girl began chanting the magic just as the boy had instructed her.
The ‘Dark Bear’ looked around. The monster doesn’t know where the boy is.
The boy turned around to its blind spot at high speed and thrust his dagger into the back of the ‘Dark Bear’.
“……This is the end for you”
The boy pushed the dagger into the monster’s body.
But it was shallow.
The dagger can cut the flesh of the ‘Dark Bear’, but it can’t reach its heart.
(It stopped moving. Now’s the moment!)
When the girl was about to activate her magic.
“Take this. ‘Rapid Freezing’!”
Blood gushed out of the ‘Dark Bear’ chest.
With a sharp, icy blade.
The girl understands it instantly. That is an ordinary ice magic.
The ‘Dark Bear’ has strong body fur. Both fire and ice can be prevented to some extent.
That’s why the boy wounded the ‘Dark Bear’ and cast the ice magic into its injury.
”Huh? Then you don’t even need my magic……?”
“That’s not true, the ‘Dark Bear’ has strong vitality”
The boy kicked the ‘Dark Bear’ on the back and flew away.
Then he waved his hand at the girl.
“Just in case, please finish it off! So that I can clearly see how the Ancient Magic can defeat them!!”
“A, alright! Activate! ‘Fire God Chain Bullet’!” <— (honōshin rendan)
When the girl activated the ‘Ancient Magic’, the dying ‘Dark Bear’ was devoured by the flames.
”The jii-san, Dick and the others over there, please get away from it too. There will be flames heading towards it soon”
“A, aye” ‘Gee-geee!’
“The girl over there. Use your fire magic on the remaining ‘Dark Bear’!!”
Just as she was told, the girl continuously activated her magic.
The flames were sent flying to the ‘Dark Bear’ that was fighting against the old man.
The ‘Dark Bear’ which was bleeding from its head and body, was unable to evade the magic.
Then its whole body was caught on fire and collapsed.