Here’s the Mission. Your Mission Is to Burn the Elf Village and Eliminate the Terrorist Leader, Sylphina Bloommarin - Chapter 6
- Here’s the Mission. Your Mission Is to Burn the Elf Village and Eliminate the Terrorist Leader, Sylphina Bloommarin
- Chapter 6 - No, we run. Our goal is not to win. It is to survive.
“Brave man, no, deserter. Let me take you into custody and resist to the fullest.”
When you allow yourself to get this close to a sword saint, you are at an overwhelming disadvantage.
I knew that.
But that’s why I was able to hear what he had to say, and more importantly, I was in the same boat.
I, too, would like to fight this man with a sword.
“…How, that’s what happens when integrates run into each other, right?
I saw something interesting, you are a brave man. How dare you prevent my blade.”
The ray blades extending from the integrates clashed and force fields interfered with each other.
I had heard that it could not catch a knife because it had no substance, but the rays of light interfered with each other and stopped moving.
“You’re not much of a sword saint, are you?”
I tried to provoke…, but this guy’s swordsmanship was bad.
He is impossibly fast and his movements are minimal.
I was able to prevent it because I was using accelerated thinking to read the starting point of the movement, but if I didn’t have this power.
“Hmmm, that’s nice. I haven’t had anyone to say that to lately.
– I think I can fight with a brave man for the first time in a long time.”
…this guy thinks that all of his most recent missions weren’t fights.
That there was such a difference in ability. He thinks he is so strong.
What a bad taste he has. I thought so, but after catching his blade a few times, I understood.
“You’re the one. It’s been a long time since an opponent has defended against my blade as well as you have, I’m losing confidence.”
Time to analyze the footwork, the arm movement, the shoulder stance, all of it.
The ability to read the next move with accelerated thinking, using as much time as you like.
That’s what I’ve managed to prevent. That’s all.
If it weren’t for accelerated thinking, I wouldn’t be even close to him…!
“But I see your weakness..”
The ray sword snatches the cheek of the other person.
I was one tempo late and grabbed the opponent’s arm, so I was able to prevent it, but this guy…!!
“The brave man is weak against feints, isn’t he?”
In a grappling state, he hits the sword saint with a knee kick, and then kicks up the stone on the riverbed.
He takes his distance and pulls the trigger on the integrity as it is.
No, you can’t win with a sword. This is the man who has the name of “Sword Saint”. You can’t beat him with a sword.
“…not a very knightly way to fight.”
“Ha, there is no such thing as clean or dirty in battle, is there?”
“It certainly makes sense. However, I understand that you don’t have to hand over the title of Sword Saint.”
“I guess that means the title of the best swordsman in the empire belongs to me, right?”
Major Wallace laughs at that and shoots a bullet at us.
… Damn, this guy is good with guns too.
However, the distance has increased our advantage.
Bullets cannot change direction when they are ejected.
We can see where they are going to fly much better than his sword.
“…., still not a good guess.”
“Not really. You may not be as good with a sword, but you have a talent with a gun.”
It means I only have specialized abilities for fighting.
I only block bullets that hit me and do not expend resources on bullets that miss me.
I make that judgment with certainty. This is the power of accelerated thinking.
“Captain! I’ll cover you!!”
“…..Mmh, that’s good.
The brave warrior seems to be in a delirium. Make sure you capture the witch.”
Damn, the sword saint’s men are catching up.
“Hey, hey, wasn’t that you and me fighting?!”
“Hmph, it was settled by the sword. And there’s no such thing as a clean fight, is there?”
…you quoted my words as they were.
Well, you have a good point. My guys are catching up.
He has no reason not to use them.
Take one breath and activate accelerated thinking.
My thoughts accelerate and time in the real world stops.
In my own time, I take aim and pull the trigger.
The movement of pulling the trigger, the movement of aiming itself is done in reality.
Therefore, nothing can be done during accelerated thinking.
However, in the intervals, we accelerate our thinking and eliminate any unnecessary movement.
“There were only two people who could have prevented it. Should I look at it as my lack of training or competence?”
The bullets that were released were solid. The monster that cut them down was not only the sword saint, but also two others.
These were his trained subordinates.
I did not expect them to be this proficient with the blade of the Integrate.
“But you are a brave man. How dare you take my excellent subordinate so easily? I’ll leave it as that.”
“…Well, would you like to continue? Sword Saint.”
“Of course, I cannot abandon my duty like you..”
How far could I go against two strong men who had managed to prevent me from shooting at them and the sword saint himself?
Yes, that’s when I broke out in a cold sweat. A strong light took away my vision.
..I reflexively activated my accelerated thinking.
However, my vision was completely blocked and I could not understand a single thing.
I guess this is what the commander meant when he said we need to “accept reality”.
“…Let’s run away, John!”
In small steps, he deactivated the acceleration of his thoughts. He deactivated, accelerated, and repeated the process.
Slowly he moved forward in reality.
The first thing I felt was a girl’s arm gripping my shoulder. I knew immediately that it was Sylphy’s.
“Running away, where..?!”
“The river. I’m an elf. I was resting here thinking about what would happen.”
In the intense light, which seems to take away my vision, Sylphy runs, holding me by the neck.
She is serious. She’s really going to jump into the river!
“Wait, we can win! You don’t have to run.”
“No, we run. Our goal is not to win. Our goal is to survive.”
I certainly understand the logic, but can you survive jumping into a river…?
“Let’s go, and don’t ever leave me! Do not let go of me!”
He jumps into the river, hugging back Sylphy, who hugs him tightly.
The current is quite fast. If I lose consciousness, it will be the end. With that in mind…
“…Oops, she ran into the river.”
“Shall I go after her? Major?”
“You can’t chase an elf who ran into the water. Get the men up. We must withdraw.”
“…What, that brave man with the non-killing setting? You weren’t used to that, were you?”
“No, it’s that much skill. I didn’t kill him on purpose.
After all, it may be that there is a “hero” around here…”