Arifureta - Chapter 188
Arifureta After - As the Daughter of Demon King Part 2
AN: I posted Christmas commemoration chapter a page back.
If you directly come to this chapter, if you like please take a look at the chapter before this too.
A group carrying assault rifle and masked face was rushing through an underground corridor in a dark building. The place they were heading toward was the place where the children who were taken as hostage were imprisoned. Their comrades who were going there went out of contact one after another, so understanding that something strange had happened to them, this group rushed to that place in panic.
In total there were nearly twenty people in this armed group that was in the middle of running. One of them who were running at the very back heard the sound like something jumping at a room the group was passing and he came to a stop reflexively. His other comrades were gradually rushing ahead, but the comrades nearby him also stopped running and looked at him questioningly.
He made a gesture that conveyed to his comrades how he heard a sound came from inside the room, and just in case, he proposed to investigate inside. The men who came to a stop were six in total, they nodded to each other and left behind two people at the corridor, and then they passed through the opened steel door and stepped inside the room.
Immediately after, *kii* the door was making such sound while it automatically, no, a small hand that wasn't noticed by anyone was quietly reaching down from the ceiling and closed the door.
One of the men who was left at the corridor spontaneously charged at the door, while the other man tried to let out warning voice, but just before that, gunshot sound echoed consecutively inside the room.
「Gah!?」「Guah」Pained voices could be heard, bullets that flew from around the ceiling granted severe impact at two men who exposed the back of their head defenselessly and their consciousness was instantly blown away. The remaining two men turned around and sprayed bullets at the door from where they entered, but there was no scream of enemy that resounded inside the room.
Such sinister sound resounded from behind them. The two men moved only their eyes to look at each other, then matching their breathing they turned around all at once. There――
Dangling upside down from the ceiling, with a pair of handgun――’’Donneer-Schlaag’’ aimed at the forehead of the two men, was a figure of a little girl. The two men were about to spit out some swear words but, before they could do that, the girl――Myuu pulled the trigger. The head of the two was snapped backward grandly.
*gon* Like that their head clashed on the door and interrupted the intrusion of the two remaining men that tried to enter inside for an instant. That instant was a fatal opening against the beloved daughter who had received the teaching of a monster gunner.
The moment the door opened with a force that knocked back the body of their comrades, the dry sound of *pan pan* resounded, at the same time the two men crumbled down.
......That figure dangling on the ceiling, lured the enemy into the room before shooting them down still in upside down posture――was truly like the hit man Le○n! (TN: A character from a French movie, 'Leon'.)
「Now, everyone, before those guys are coming back, we are going out nano.」
When Myuu called like that at the corner of the room, right after that, the corner of the room where there should be nothing suddenly distorted, from there the figure of the children appeared. Every single one of them was holding a large cross in their palm. Those crosses were the artifact ’’Don't Touch, You Pervert’’, but as supplementary function they also had the concealment ability that made use of light reflection.
「He, hey, Myuu. Just now, how did you stand up on the ceiling?」
While moving, Natalia became unable to endure and asked that. To that Myuu answered with a word「Guts」. Natalia's shoulders dropped while saying「At least I want you to say that it's magic......」. Of course, the cause that Myuu could be like Leo○ wasn't because of guts, but because of the ’’gravity stone’’ and ’’Air Force’’ inserted into her boots.
But, at that time, a sound of explosion resounded from quite a distance.
「Myuu-chan, just now......I think that came from around the place where we were at though.」
「Myu. Perhaps, they got caught up on the trap that Myuu set up there and went pyuu nano. Their weapons are excellent, but those criminal-san's movement is relatively rough.」
「Is, is that so......」
Emile's cheeks cramped from knowing that it appeared Myuu had even did something like that by taking into account the movement of the enemy while they didn't notice. Or rather, to listen at a ten year old girl finding fault at an armed group......it caused him to become bothered about Myuu's true identity all the more.
Like that, Myuu beautifully used gun kata with twin gun art, war hammer art, whip art, and two sword art to thoroughly take care of the enemies she encountered while moving. The children were sending sparkling eyes at such Myuu as though they were looking at a hero while following behind her. And finally, they discovered a door that had the word ’’EXIT’’ written on it.
It was a door that connected to the outside.
While the expression of Natalia and others burst bright in joy, Myuu's expression turned complicated instead. But, at the same time, she could hear the sound of a lot of footsteps from deep at the path they had just passed through, so while sighing deeply, she opened the door while telling Natalia and others to hold at the cross firmly.
「So, you are the devil that slipped in among the children huh.」
A masked group of nearly thirty people that was fully armed was lying in wait while aiming their rifle muzzle at the door. Natalia and others screamed「Hii」a bit witnessing that.
Myuu didn't answer at the question of the man who seemed to be the leader of the armed group, instead she ran her gaze at the surrounding. The place they came out to appeared to be a huge warehouse. If it was normally, there should be a lot of material put into container that was placed in here.
The nose of Myuu who was a sea dweller race sensed the smell of salt, from there she understood that this place was adjacent with a harbor (she understood that from the beginning already though). Yes, this place was a warehouse district to deposit the luggage of cargo ships.
Right now they were in a warehouse that was jointly established with the management building at the corner of that district. However, inside that warehouse was crowded with quite a strict security. Not to mention the dozens of armed people, there were also a lot of heavy weapons and a lot of computers for command room lined up, in addition, there were also things like armored vehicle that was in the middle of being camouflaged or a vehicle that looked like a mobile selling car for ice cream in outside yet had gatling gun and so on attached on the inside.
「Uu~n, from the weaponry and the hostage taking, I have imagined that by some chance it might be like this but......as expected, you all are not mere kidnapper, but a terrorist group nano.」
「Just what the hell are you? A bodyguard prepared by the government?」
The terrorist leader was recalling the kid soldier of his own country in the back of his mind while speaking out his conjecture. Be that as it may, it was hard to believe the fact that a single girl like this was able to beat up his organization's soldier, and he was also concerned from where this girl got her weapon.
By all rights, this girl was an irregular existence, someone like Myuu whose identity they couldn't confirm should be quickly killed, but her abnormality made this leader to question her.
「Myuu's smartphone, where is it nano?」
「......Answer my question.」
Even though it should be a checkmate with nearly thirty guns aimed at them, but Myuu's composed attitude didn't break and she instead questioned back. This caused the leader's voice to become lower.
「I want you to answer first nano. If you do that, then I'll answer.」
「Do you think you are in the position where you can negotiate?」
Myuu's way of speaking was responded by the leader with the rise of one of his and. Immediately, a gunshot resounded. One of his underling aimed at Natalia and fired. But, naturally, because Natalia's hand was clutching ’’Don't Touch, You Pervert’’, the bullet was blocked by an invisible wall and stopped midair.
The terrorists became agitated and went noisy. Amidst all that, the leader was also looking in wonderment but he then opened his mouth without losing his calm.
「......What is that? So America has even developed something like that.」
「Rather than that, where is the smartphone nano?」
The leader guessed that the cause of Myuu's composure was because of that invinsible shield, however, at the back his mind immediately a solution appeared, that they could just directly take away the shield if gun didn't work. And then, if they could steal that shield, it would be advantageous for their terrorist activity from here on. Thinking like that, he snickered in his heart.
Perhaps the leader felt whimsical from the composure that he had just obtained. He answered Myuu's question by moving his gaze. The place where his gaze pointed was a corner of the simple command room where there were a lot of computers gathered. Most likely the smartphones of the other children were also there.
「So, who are you?」
This time the leader questioned. Because he had taught Myuu the smartphone's location, he felt that this time it was Myuu's turn to answer. In response to that, Myuu was making an exasperated expression while,
「There is no way I will answer nano. You must have something wrong in your head if you are accepting what your enemy said seriously like that nano.」
The leader was wearing a mask. But, surely right now a vein was throbbing visible on his forehead. Really, he wanted to see the face of the parent that was raising this girl.
「Are you thinking, that because you have that shield all of you are absolutely safe? Something like that can just be wrestled off directly and taken away, and that's it. I thought that you are someone that had received special training, but you cannot even make a proper situation assessment, did I overestimate you? Or else, are you thinking that you can do something against this number of people with that tiny guns or those primitive weapons?」
The hand of the leader rose quietly. A man at his side guessed what the leader wanted and whispered something into a wireless, then further group of armed men with more than ten people appeared from the door behind, in addition, a group of thirty men flooded in from outside the warehouse and surrounded Myuu and the children.
「Don't take up our time too much. We are going to be busy with our operation after this. There are still more than fifty men outside. There is no place for you all to escape. Go back to your prison obediently. Perhaps you kids will be able to return home alive depending on your parents' attitude you know?」
The leader slapped the children with despair. He showed them the overwhelming difference in battle strength and also dangled a slight hope in front of their eyes. Natalia clutched tightly at the sleeve of Myuu's clothes. The other children were also snuggling at Myuu with scared expression.
Myuu looked over her shoulder to them, while showing a smile that had not even a speck of despair. It was a fearless smile that would make anyone gulped, her canine was exposed, her eyes were glaring with fierce atrocity, and her back was straight and imposing.
Myuu turned at the leader again, then stored ’’Donneer-Schlaag’’ into their holsters.
「That's right, that's how you――」
「Difference of strength? That's too much even for a misunderstanding.」
The leader took a step forward thinking that Myuu had resigned herself, but his step reflexively stopped from Myuu's words that interrupted his own words. At the same time, he saw the figure of Myuu quietly rising her hand straight up.
And then, the crimson jewel that was fixed on the ring finger of that left hand was beginning to shine for some reason. Noticing that the leader gazed in astonishment.
Myuu fearlessly grinned while resounding her words boldly.
「Since when, you are under the delusion that Myuu is alone?」
Right after that, crimson light burst out. And then, the terrorists who pulled the trigger spontaneously witnessed it. The bullets they fired were blocked, not by invisible shield, but by physical obstruction.
Six metallic arms. Multiple legs like spider. On the back, on the front, were multiple weapons that looked brutal even just from a glance. Stylish head, and then eyes that suddenly flashed! Strange looking warrior with metallic composition――there were seven of them.
Walling in Myuu and the children, those bodies that boasted the greatest hardness blocked all the bullets, yes, they were......
――Grave Sin Squadron Demon Rangeeeerrr!!!!
*DOPAAN!* Out of nowhere smoke screens of seven color exploded, and the seven living golems took cool poses as they pleased.
Without distinction of enemy or ally, all the human stiffened.
'Because, this is impossible mon!' It felt like such a tsukkomi of someone that had retrogressed into an infant could be heard from somewhere.
「If you want to stop Myuu, then at least prepare apostles of god in double digit number before speaking, nano.」
Myuu smiled fearlessly at the agitated leader while giving her order.
「Everyoneee~, kill them nano!」
’’Aye aye, Ma'am-!!’’ As though saying something like that, the demon rangers saluted smartly with adoration, then at the next moment, *gashun* their weapons deployed with mechanical sound.
The curbstomp began, on the terrorist who was threatening their princess.
The two gatling guns that were attached to one body turned everything inside the warehouse into mere trashes, the small missile pods attached on the shoulders rained down missiles like a meteor shower and turned the area into sea of crimson until outside the warehouse.
Rushing around freely with high speed movement as though they were gliding using the rollerblade attached on their multiple legs, the portable Acht Acht as their back weapon and the super electromagnetic cannon fired. The opponent who carried explosive and launched suicide attack with the resolve to explode themselves was instantly cut into pieces using the laser blade attached on their two arms and many legs, the person who tried to use the heavy weapon loaded on the camouflaged truck was pulverized and sent flying together with the truck body by the giant stake ’’Pile Bunker’’ fired by a Demon Ranger who showed a jump that didn't suit its large body.
「Impossible, America has, created even this kind of weapon-」
(I think, that's absolutely not it......)
When the terrorist leader yelled that loudly while desperately commanding his comrades to fight back, Emile-kun whose father was actually a US army lieutenant general showed a dry smile while making such retort inside his heart.
「It's that brat-, kill that brat! They should stop if she is dead!」
’’Lucifeeer’’ and ’’Mamon’’ and ’’Leviatan’’ were already rampaged until outside the warehouse, scream and explosive sound echoed from outside. The leader who survived obstinately amidst all that glared at Myuu like a demon while shouldering a rocket launcher.
In respond to that, Myuu took one of the jewels that was fitted on the gun belt on her waist. It was a jewel that shined yellow like a topaz. But, inside that bullet sized jewel, some kind of geometrical pattern――a magic circle was carved in.
Myuu held that jewel using her index and middle fingers and thrust it toward the terrorist leader, as though to oppose the rocket launcher.
And then, she spun toward the world the power of words to cause a supernatural phenomenon.
「Order(Myuu commands)! Syvil Aul Tonitors(Get shocked by the golden lizard)!!」
At the next moment, the topaz emitted a golden radiance, and then in a flash that light emitted enormous spark while taking the shape of a huge dragon.
「Ah? Ha? Eh?」
While coiling above the head of the princess who had summoned itself, the dragon that was clad in golden lightning――the ’’Thunder Dragon’’ glared fiercely at the leader who was leaking out idiotic sound, right after that, the dragon raised an intense lightning roar.
The leader raised a scream like a girl and tried to escape, but there was no way someone could escape the thunder dragon using human legs, the surrounding underlings were also got dragged into the roar and the dragon's mouth snapped them up.
――Myuu's exclusive use jewel type magic invocation artifact ’’Yue-oneechan's Love’’
This artifact would react to Myuu's soul and power of words where she would then be able to use the magic that Yue sealed into specific jewel (one time use). The colorful jewels fitted into the gun belt in place of bullets were each charged by Yue's handmade magic, and only Myuu could invoke them.
It was just like the magecraft that was used by a certain careless family some...... something like that was surely couldn't be said. Before when Myuu was watching a certain anime she was saying「Jewel magecraft is really cool nano. But, Yue-oneechan's magic is more amazing nano」. Even though this artifact was the result of Yue's affection that gushed out when she heard what Myuu said, but if it was said that there was no connection with that then there was no connection!
「Myu-myu-myu-myu, Myuu! Just now! Just noww! Ma, magic, magiicc!」
Natalia was getting all flustered while asking for confirmation that 'as expected, Myuu is a magician!' with inarticulate words.
「Uh huh, that's ’’Yue-oneechan's Love’’ nano.」
「Eh? No, that was magic wasn't it?」
「Uh huh, that's ’’Yue-oneechan's Love’’ nano.」
「Eh? Huh? Love? No, but magic......」
「As expected, that's ’’Yue-oneechan's Love’’ nano.」
Natalia's mind was in chaos! It seemed, that after guts, next Myuu was causing a supernatural phenomenon with love! 'Geez, isn't it fine already even if you confess that it's magic!' Inside her heart Natalia was shouting like that.
A hand was put gently on the shoulder of such Natalia. When Natalia looked back, there was the youth Emile beside her who spoke「Isn't it fine, love」with an enlightened expression. The capacity of the youth Emile seemed to have met its permitted limit since long ago. It felt like he could accept whatever was spoken or did as it was if it was by Myuu. For the time being, Natalia shut up Emile with her fist.
The screams of the terrorists stopped less than five minutes after that.
Myuu left the liberation of the children who were imprisoned at another room to Demon Ranger and she headed to the command room. There, she discovered her normal smartphone and sighed in relieve.
「Hey, Myuu-chan. This is......」
The youth Emile was taking back his own smartphone while looking at the PC's display which he pointed at Myuu. The PC was mostly broken, so what was projected in that display was only an image that stayed frozen but, what was reflected there, was the scene of a destroyed airport somewhere and a smoking stadium.
It appeared, the terrorists not only did the kidnapping this time, but they also performed terrorist activities at another places somewhere.
Myuu nodded with「Fumu」and walked away *tote tote* briskly, then she stood still beside the leader who was charred black while smoking up, though it seemed that the man was still barely breathing.
While Natalia and others were watching over Myuu wondering what she was going to do, toward the leader who was lying upside down unmoving, Myuu......kicked his crotch.
「Quickly wake up nano.」
Leader-san opened his eyes while raising a queer shriek. He was writhing and rolling on the ground while pressing on his crotch. Myuu called ’’Satan’’ to pinion the arms of the leader to stop him from moving around. That figure who was limply restrained with his arms spread wide, looked like as though he was being crucified.
「Yo, you, bast――」
「Don't talk as you please, nano.」
Saying that, Myuu once more launched a splendid yakuza kick at the crotch of leader-san.「Hahiiiiii」, leader-san raised a queer shriek once more from that. With the youth Emile as the first, the other boys were also turning pale with their hands pressing on their own crotch while standing pigeon-toed.
「The thing that is happening right now. Your plan, your objective this time, spit out everything nano.」
「Who, who will――」
Myuu suddenly took distances with brisk steps, then she took out the black whip ’’This is Weapon Desu’’ into her hand. And then, *hyun hyun* she made the whip to move in spiral around her that caused sound of cutting air.
「I want you to talk nano.」
「Su, such, th, threat won――aa―――!!?」
As expected, the crotch of leader-san who was refusing Myuu's demand while turning pale, was whipped hard by tip of the whip that was swung fiercely along with *hyun* the sound of cutting air. Leader-san who was shrieking, and the paling boys, and the girls who were staring fixedly *jii* at the event development from between the gap of their fingers of their hands that were covering their face.
「Now now, quickly speak nano! If you won't, then your son's life will be gone nano!」
「Thi, this, DEMON girl-――Aa――――!!!」
「Riight, leeft, riight, leeft, nanoo!」
「Stoopp-, don't lay your hand on my son anymoreee-」
「Until, you talk-, the whip-, won't stop nanoo-」
「Ora ora ora ora ora ora ora ora ora ora ora-, nano-」
*pan- pan- bishiiii, bashi bashi supaaaaa-*, the whip became a black storm, however, with a superb strength management, ’’This is Weapon Desu’’ was torturing leader-san's son. To left and then to the right, the son was tormented with hellish torture as though it was receiving Dempsey Roll!
The figure of a male terrorist shrieking from getting his crotch whipped hard by a ten year old beautiful girl, was right there.
Before long, everything of the large scale terror plan this time was spoken from the leader who was weeping his eyes out *hics hics* while pressing on his crotch with his body rounding up like turtle. Myuu who listened to him then stored away ’’This is Weapon Desu’’ and walked toward the leader.
「I, I beg you. I've, talk already......that's why, please――」
Leader-san was earnestly entreating. The brutal haki that he displayed at first couldn't be felt at the slightest anymore. Toward such frail leader-san, Myuu smiled sweetly like a fairy. Leader-san, and also Emile and others, were forming a smile that was colored with relive thinking that Myuu's forgiveness would be given......
「You can become a manly woman nano.」
「Wai-, do-, AAa――――――!!」
A single gunshot roared. In this day, leader-san's son was called to heaven.
Blowing 'fuh' at the smoking gun muzzle, Myuu then turned on her heel while leaving a backward glance at the leader who didn't even twitch anymore. It caused the boys to curl themselves thinking「That's just too merciless」, while Natalia and other girls were sending Myuu heated gaze with red cheeks thinking「Myuu, how lovely......」.
Myuu who returned back to those children then took out her smartphone.
「Myuu, what are we going to do?」
「Tha, that's right. Terrorism is happening here and there isn't it? Quickly, we have to inform this.」
Natalia and Emile talked at Myuu, telling her that they had to inform to their father what was happening right now to the government.
「Nn. That's also good but, I think that surely they won't be able to do anything about the places that had been blown up already, or the plane that was being hijacked right now, or all those besieged soldier-san that are stationed at foreign country nano. If it's normally.」
Indeed, it was just as Myuu said, the current situation was grave. There were already several airports and stadiums that were blown up, there were also several planes that were being hijacked. Near the coast there was ship loaded with missiles in anchorage where it would soon fire toward a city, while the army that was being stationed at the country of the terrorists were currently even now being besieged and annihilated in an isolated situation.
In addition, the terrorists had another base other than this base, there were a lot of hostages that were being imprisoned there too, and it appeared that even an attack targeting the president was being carried out right now. It seemed that the president was attacked when he was in the middle of returning to the White House from his outdoor official business in order to deal with these terrorism cases.
Like this it would be surely impossible to resolve everything without any problem. It was easily imaginable that from here on too, within a few hours there would be great damage that came out.
Yes, it was just like Myuu said, that was if it was normally.
Natalia and other children were showing anxious expression, however, Myuu was ahem-ing proudly while puffing up her chest before making a declaration with a voice that was filled with absolute confidence and trust.
「I'll call papa after this nano. That's why, everything is fine already nano!」
*jiririririri*, A ringtone of a black rotary-dial telephone ringing was reverberating at the living room of Nagumo household.
「Hm? Is that from Myuu? I guess right now is about time htat the party is over huh.」
The receiving phone was Hajime's smartphone. Hajime was smiling warmly from recalling his beloved daughter going out in high spirits all dressed up while taking his smartphone into his hand.
「Ou, Myuu. Is it the time to pick you――」
『Papaa! Right now, it seems that the world is in a pinch, so I want help nano!』
The first sentence of his daughter that came out from the smartphone caused Hajime to spontaneously leaked out an idiotic sounding voice. Yue, Shia, Tio, Remia, Kaori, Shizuku, Aiko, Liliana, Shuu, and then Sumire who were relaxing in the living room went「Oh?」and directed their attention to the conversation. Hajime turned the voice into speaker mode and then he asked just what did she meant.
『Uu~n, see, when Myuu arrived at the party I was then kidnapped by terrorist. At the place where Myuu was kidnapped, Myuu acted rashly. As the result of Myuu having a talk with terrorist-san's son, it turned out that the world is in a pinch. Right now that's how it is nano.』
「I see, I can understand......not-! Just what were you doing, that it become something like that......」
『Because Myuu is papa's daughter nano.』
「「「「「「「「「「I see, I get it.」」」」「」」」」」」」
Yue and others nodded deeply at Myuu's words. While staring at them all with reproachful eyes, Hajime changed his expression quietly.
「So? What do you want papa to do? I don't really get it but, Myuu had annihilated the kidnappers right? Of course I'll cover it up but, where do you want papa, papa and everyone else to go and what do you want us to do?」
『Ehehe~, as expected from Myuu's papa nano. Myuu love papa nano.』
Myuu hadn't gave any satisfactory explanation, but Hajime comprehended only the important point and left behind the trivial circumstance and instead asked Myuu's wish. Hearing that Myuu said such thing with a joyful voice. Since Myuu was an infant she had been straight with her expression of love like this, but recently, perhaps was it just Hajime's feeling, but it felt like there was charm that was excessively filled into her voice.
When Hajime took a glance at ’’all the onee-san’’, for some reason, all of them gave him a thumb up at once. Hajime could only smile faintly.
After that, Hajime used the compass and determined the locations of terrorism that were currently happening. He left the house sitting at Sumire and others before using crystal key to teleport to the locations all over the world.
Although it was unintentionally, but the terrorists had kidnapped Myuu and intended to publicly execute her important friend. And the wish of his beloved daughter to help with that......
For Hajime, the ideal or the sense of value or the objective of the terrorist organization was already something of no concern to him.
The one who indiscriminately scattered tragedy was them the terrorists. For the daughter of a monster to be included among those tragedies, and because of that it caused them to be exposed to irrationality, were nothing more than reaping what they sowed.
And that, would be proofed to them within the few hours after this.