Hakai Me No Yuuri - Chapter 106
Making a battle feel fast is difficult...
With a roar, the [Flame Bolt] came flying toward me .
If it hits me directly, instant death would be unavoidable even for me .
So I raised my left hand;to stop it at losing one arm in the worst case .
’’ I'm counting on you, Yuuri!’’
The fire power of the ridiculously huge [Flame Bolt] melted the fasteners of the ’’Beast King's Claw,’’ and knocked the weapon away .
But my left hand was still fine .
The Water Vine Gloves .
The ’’Water Vine Mantle’’ we obtained before, destroyed by the Demon Lord, and restored into these items by Yuuri .
With their [Strength] enchantment, the far too solid burden of the impact from the Beast King's Claws was mitigated by them .
And the [Flame Resistance] the item originally retained was further enhanced, resulting in [Complete Flame Resistance] .
Even the impact from the [Flame Bolt's] explosion should have its heat completely blocked by it!
The hand I held up blocked the flames like it was a barrier .
What flames slipped through the gaps in my fingers had diffused almost like a shower .
Bwoom, an earthquake-like impact . But I'm still fine so move... Go!
Pushing my way through the aftermath of the flame's impact, I dashed in the direction the vampire was .
Beyond the curtain of flame was the vampire, whose own spell blocked her sight .
Losing line of sight from your own technique;that's a beginner move!
The vampire showed a look of shock when I suddenly jumped right in front of her .
Directing it at her face, I struck with the remaining Beast King's Claw on my right .
With the left half of her face shaved off, the vampire somersaulted along the ground .
In follow-up, I directed a kick at her .
This time, to keep her from getting away, I grabbed onto a part of her clothes and dragged her back down .
I went to go for a mount position right there, but it's a vampire . I was tossed off by her superhuman strength .
’’... Tsk, won't quite let me land the decisive blow, huh . ’’
By the time I restored my posture and faced her again, the wound on her face had mostly disappeared .
I guess the vampire's regenerative power really will have to be sealed away some how .
’’How dare you do that to me...’’
’’Took the words right out of my mouth . ’’
’’But that's all you can do . Physical attacks aren't going to do any real damage to me . ’’
’’Seems so . This is my first time fighting a vampire, but it really isn't effective . ’’
It's not that no damage is getting through, but it's being rejuvenated in moments, and treated like it never happened .
At this rate my endurance is going to be the first thing to give out .
’’It's too late for regrets at this point... I'm going to drain every last drop of blood from you!’’
’’Just try it . ’’
’’Acting tough is pointless;your attacks don't work . ’’
’’You think so?’’
Come to think of it, she's never seen me use magic, has she?
I did only use it once five years ago . Well, not like I have any reason to tell her .
’’If you want to try testing that, then ’’
’’Don't think I'll keep letting you do as you like!’’
The vampire cut off my words, and closed in . Looks like she's lost quite a bit of her cool .
Just as could be expected of her physical abilities, I didn't have any time to deploy magic against that speed .
But I've taken on quick enemies any number of times . Methods for dealing with them are soaked into my whole body .
’’Go ahead and die!’’
’’I told you I refuse!’’
I dodged the claws swung at me, and drew in close . Aiming for the instability of her swinging posture, I throw her, and topple her over .
With her knocked to the ground and unable to run, I blast a [Wind Blade] at her .
Her skin was shaved off .
Her flesh was gouged out too .
But once it reached her muscle, the blade of wind was stopped .
This stiffness of muscle could be the source of the vampire's toughness .
Her skin was split, and fat torn away;I sent any number of [Wind Blades] at her throat to cut her head off .
’’Gofuh, you... Don't... Get carried away!’’
What the vampire released wasn't a magic spell or anything like it . It was just unrestrained magic power .
Normally, without any attribute or direction to it, it shouldn't hold any power .
But with the overwhelming magic power released, a physical power accompanied it, and pushed me away .
I was once again pushed out of grappling distance .
This time magic didn't come flying . Probably because she knew I could use magic now .
’’To think you could use magic too... You made light of me . ’’
’’I didn't plan to hide it . You just jumped to that conclusion too hastily . ’’
As expected, because it was a magic attack, the wound was slow to heal . When I attacked with the claws it would have already healed, and yet blood was still running from her throat .
Magic attacks appear effective, but regrettably, [Wind Blade] leaves too shallow a wound .
If I use the high rank [Wind Dusting] then I may be able to cause more severe wounds, but as to whether I could hit someone as fast as her or not...
Plus the the attack range of it is pretty wide, so if I'm not careful then I could be caught up in it .
I'm ’’Immortal,’’ so I won't die, but if I'm the only one to die, and my opponent ends up surviving, then she could try to attack everyone who went ahead from behind .
’’... I really am going to have to take you down here . ’’
’’Hmph, you make a little wound and you already think you've won? Unfortunately, I'm still perfectly fine . ’’
’’In that case, let's kill you in one go . ’’
I lowered my hips and took an intercepting stance .
Having her come forward to attack isn't exactly the best situation, but luckily she's clearly an amateur in close combat .
Since I took an interception pose, that actually ended up making her feel hesitant to charge forward .
’’Hmph, in that case...!’’
The vampire held both hands high aloft, and activated an [Ice Sword] . The sword of ice she made over head was practically big enough to be a spear .
She used all her strength to throw it . She didn't modify the spell for pursuit or illusion .
Both her spells and battle tactics really are still immature... They've relied on their powers to brute force their way through continuous wins, resulting in a lack of experience .
’’Don't expect brute force techniques to keep working forever !’’
Above the trajectory of the incoming [Ice Sword], and slightly to the left, I create a [Wind Bolt] . Directing it to the right, I make the [Wind Bolt] explode .
The aftermath of the explosion caused the [Ice Sword's] launch to go astray, and slash at the space to my right .
Having her own magic warded off, the vampire was in shock .
’’Should you really be surprised by something as simple as that? There's more to come!’’
This time I again stepped forward .
A bunch of the air in front of me was blown away by the [Wind Bolt], making for low air pressure . To ride on the wind coming in to refill the space, I quickly accelerate .
There's low resistance air in front, and wind pushing at my back . Those two things caused my body to even further accelerate .
The vampire, being used to my speed up until then, was taken completely off guard .
I closed the distance all at once, and activated my prepared trump card magic
’’ Phase transition’’
At the command word, the [Teleport] activated .
The next moment, gripped tightly in my hands was Agni Blaze, sent from home .
Pushed away by Agni Blaze, the Beast King's Claw flew off .
Reacting to the key word, flames gushed out of the whole axe .
Normally this axe would completely scorch my hands, but... The restored water vine equipment blocks the flames the flames . I'll have to show my appreciation to Yuuri for reprocessing it into gloves and coming up with this idea .
The flame-covered battleaxe . This thing should be able to cut through that neck
But of course my opponent is a vampire . She quickly shook off her surprise, and leaped to dodge the flaming blade sweeping toward her neck .
However, it was slightly too late, and the jump cause the blade to gouge out her chest . I felt her bones being crushed .
She avoided a fatal wound, but that feedback meant I caused heavy damage . This could work!
’’Gahah, you bastard That weapon?!’’
From that reaction she must have decided the Demon Lord was the only one who could use Agni Blaze .
But unfortunately for you, Yuuri and I are magicians .
’’I'm a magician... Using magic to compensate for what I lack is my main job!’’
This time I invoked [Body Reinforcement] too .
Ever since obtaining the ’’Dragon's Blood,’’ my chances to use it have drastically decreased, but this spell was originally my specialty .
Plus by adding [Maintained] to the [Body Reinforcement] spell formula, it has now been remodeled so I can use other spells while it's still activated .
This way, just like Yuuri, I can use spells while maneuvering at high speeds .
In compensation, the magic consumption is also outrageous enough that no normal person can use it . But my magic power jumped up from the effects of the ’’Dragon's Blood’’ and ’’Heart,’’ so I don't have any problem with it now .
With the vampire off-balance from pain and her forced leap, I caught up and once again swung the flame axe .
With her posture still broken, the vampire extended her claws and moved to stop the blade .
Normally it probably would have ended with the blade being stopped, however
I aimed a [Wind Bolt] at the spine of the axe, released, and accelerated it .
Receiving a boost from the directed wind, the axe blade suddenly increased in velocity . I could feel the strain put on my right shoulder and wrist from the forced acceleration, but... Ignore it!
The superhuman strength of [Body Reinforcement], and acceleration from [Wind Bolt] . And in addition, the wind blowing in added to the flames, and the scorching hot blade cut straight through the claws .
Without being stopped, the flame axe continued on to the vampire Claudia's neck and sent her head flying .
Like a rubber ball, the vampire's head bounced and rolled on the ground .
As expected, regeneration must not be possible for just the head . Deciding that, I let out a big breath .
’’... Haa, they sure are a tenacious bunch . ’’
’’I could say the same thing to you, boy . ’’
I heard a voice from a voice from the ground . It's gotten pretty hoarse, but... The vampire, huh .
I'm surprised that she's still breathing .
’’You're still alive?’’
’’Unfortunately . But with my head cut off, I don't have long . ’’
’’Be at ease . I'll deliver the finishing blow right away . ’’
’’Well, calm down would you . I'll die anyway . More importantly... You seriously kept thinking up one complicated plan after another... This is why I hate humans . ’’
’’Creativity and solving problems are what humans are all about, after all . ’’
On that point, I'm still a far cry from Yuuri though .
’’That's why I fell in love with his majesty . That man is simple... For better or worse . ’’
’’Hmph, outwitting those types is my wife's specialty . ’’
’’Just how devious is your wife...?’’
Coping power, and the power to see through things . Can't call yourself a sage just by having ridiculous magic power .
Plus, when dealing with the kind of people who rely on power, it turns out just as we see here .
If not for the toughness that vampires have, this battle probably would have been over a lot faster .
’’Well whatever... At the very end... I got to have... An interesting... Battle . ’’
’’Yeah . ’’
’’... We'll send your master along soon enough . ’’
’’Hahah, that's... Great . I look... Forward to it...’’
With those as her last words, the vampire Claudia turned to dust .
’’Now then, that took a bit of time, but... Guess I should follow everyone...’’
Just as I turned toward the stairs, I started feeling dizzy .
This is the feeling of magic power depletion . The consumption on the new version of [Body Reinforcement] is harsh . Plus there's the strain on my body from the forced high speed maneuvering...
I dropped to my knees to catch my breath . But no matter how much time passes, my breathing doesn't slow down .
As if I had anemia, my vision was getting dark, and my mind hazy .
’’This is bad... Is this what Yuuri calls... A ’’blackout’’?’’
That last acceleration must have made the blood in my head slosh from the front to the back . If the battle kept going like that, it would have been dangerous .
Guess I was lucky the blood vessels in my brain didn't rupture, huh?
I sure did overdo it . Just as I was making myself aware of that, my entire body was met with pain .
In particular my ankle, right shoulder, plus the pain in my right wrist were awful . This is the price for that last forceful acceleration .
’’Sorry, Yuuri... Looks like I'm gonna be... A little late . ’’
And just like that, I collapsed to the floor .