Isekai Tensei Harem - Chapter 73.1
Chapter 73 - Departure to a Decisive Battle - Part 1
I shudder at the black shadow nestled in front of me.
Lukewarm sweat runs down my cheek.
My heart beats painfully fast.
Although saying it myself feels weird, but my magic is tremendous.
I think it may be this world's strongest.
I have battled only a few Empire magicians before, but I have a feeling that I won't lose to anyone.
「To think there was such a guy in this world......!」
I'm not confident I can win against the black shadow in front of me.
Is the cold I'm feeling on my body the salty breeze of the seashore, or......
The enemy chants some kind of spell at me with an extended arm.
A jet-black magic sphere of ten meters in diameter is flying towards me.
I immediately create a defensive barrier.
A magic shield that repels every magic.
A small smile floats on the shadow's face──I have such feeling.
When the black sphere collides with the barrier, the barrier bends under the sphere's power.
The barrier got smashed just like that and scattered in countless light particles.
「Ku...... Wind King's Movement - Air Road!」
I cast another spell in a panic and step away.
A narrow escape.
Right after I escape, the black sphere hits the ground.
The whole area got soundlessly squashed down.
Only a huge crater was left.
If I didn't escape instantly, even a piece of my body wouldn't be left behind.
The power of that spell is no joke.
「You avoided well, I was planning to squash you with supergravity」
The shadow informs me with a laugh.
「What's wrong, are you not coming......?」
Is that a smile of provocation or a sneer?
But, there was no room for anger.
I will get killed──
Sweat rushes down my entire body at the desperate premonition.
「You are unconsciously suppressing your power, aren't you......? You have more power than this, right......?」
It's as the shadow has said.
「I won't hold back anymore」
He says and points his hand at me again.
A black light shines on his hand.
The same thing as before?
「If you won't come...... I will」
I have never killed before.
However, saying that I would rather get killed than kill is wrong, I'm not a saint like that.
More than anything else, I want to live.
I want to continue living and spend my time happily with Claire and the others.
An ordinary, quiet, happy time──
Therefore, I won't die.
I have no other choice.
I resolve myself and extend my both hands.
I have not used this against a human being yet, but──
「Goooooooooo! Flash of Annihilation - Photon Blast!」
I release a destructive incantation with a roar.
The strongest magic that can defeat SS class monster in one hit.
A pale blue sphere is charging in a straight line.
The black shadow snorts and casually extends his hand.
The violent, surging magic power──
My Flash of Annihilation - Photon Blast was casually negated.
I remain standing in utter shock.
I couldn't believe my eyes.
I unconsciously licked my dried out lips.
「How do I defeat this fellow......!」
──I suddenly woke up right there.
I slowly raise from the bed inside the inn.
「That was a...... dream?」
My body is dripping sweat.
My heart is still beating fast.
My chest is in pain.
I take a deep breath.
I suddenly realise.
That was too real to be a simple dream.
Something similar has happened once before──。
「...... Right, back in the village!」
I suddenly shout.
I have experienced a similar thing right before my first time with Claire.
At the night of Claire's welcome back party, I have dreamed of her giving me blow──
And the next day, literally the same thing happened.
It's not just a simple situation, this was definitely a premonition.
「Then, something similar will happen in a near future」
Confronting an unprecedented powerfull enemy.
The magician of the Empire I'm going to battle with may be that person.
Goosebumps crawl all over my body.
「...... It was just a dream」
Un, let's leave it on that.
I'm just excited at the upcoming battle with the Empire.
──Yesterday, after finishing the se* ritual with Claire and Racine, we have received a report from Lil.
Empire's invasion of Aisha──
We were urgently called to the office and received orders from Ashe-san.
To intercept the invading Empire's army that is crossing the ocean.
The estimated time of their arrival is today in the evening.
And, we are to depart to the interception point today in the morning.