A Warrior Exiled by the Hero and His Lover - CH 222
Zaureth was stunned at the change in level between the two.
So, he opted to flee. He realized instantly that he had no chance of winning.
I turn around in less than a second and brandish the sacred sword of light.
Zaureth’s right hand, which wielded his sword, flew through the air.
The true performance of The Type 27 Sacred Wave Great Spirit Destroyer Machine has not been disclosed.
However, it is not much different from any weapon in terms of movement.
A lightning bolt generated by me annihilates his right hand along with his sword without a trace.
I feel that it is absorbing more magic power from me. I think I will be able to resist it.
—What? Are you in pain?
—Wait. Let’s talk about it. What happened before was a misunderstanding.
As he says that, his legs slowly slide down.
Lightning strikes the ground near him, causing a piece of his body to disintegrate.
So, he was trying to create another insurance policy huh. Too bad for him.
—I see I can’t fool your eyes in that state.
He had no choice but to take to the skies, as he knew that escaping by land was not an option.
However, I avoided him by throwing a lightning bolt at him, and as a result, he fell to the ground with great impact.
—Aaagh… Isn’t this supposed to be over yes…
Zaureth began to crawl, looking for a desperate way to escape. I kept pace with him slowly, as if I were a lion hunting its badly wounded prey.
—Don’t come any closer!
Numerous tentacles extend from its back, but with a single slash I cut them all off, then disintegrate them with my lightning.
—Are you really that angry about that girl’s death? It wasn’t that important.
I cut off his legs and disintegrated them with another bolt of lightning.
So, you don’t understand my anger? Then I will teach you. I’m going to engrave it on your body.
I stabbed Zaureth again and again with my holy sword. It wasn’t long before he was begging me to kill him.
—Sain? Are you still conscious?
I didn’t think twice and after hearing that request, I threw a last bolt of lightning at Zaureth’s body.
There was no trace of him anymore.
And as if calm had come to earth, it began to rain and I collapsed to the ground.
I had a sensation as if something was sucking all my energy, making me lose the strength that was in my body.
Darkness crept forward, engulfing the light that should have been dazzlingly bright.
The sound of clattering footsteps approaching me echoed loudly, and someone lifted me vigorously.
—Toru-sama! Are you alive?!
Looking up, I saw Marianne, then Monica and Alusha.
A short time later Ney, Lynn and Pione arrived.
In Pione’s arms was Frau unconscious.
—Kaede… Where is she?
What little hope I had was taken away from me. I could not hold back the urge to cry, an uncontrollable sadness invaded me.
I didn’t even care if the girls saw me in such a deplorable state… I only felt sadness. Until—…
In response to someone’s words, I stood up.
A strong light was shining through the gaps in the clouds, and from there, someone was slowly falling.
It was a person. It looked like a naked woman, and she had fox ears on her head and a white tail coming out above her buttocks.
I immediately stood up and jumped on Ichiro.
Ichiro ran furiously. The woman falling from the sky was still motionless, is she asleep?
I repressed my emotions, I don’t want to get my hopes up, but maybe, maybe she is…
As soon as she was about to touch the ground, I jumped over Ichiro, and grabbed the woman with my two arms.
Her appearance was like that of a goddess. Her white hair, illuminated by the sunlight, swings her long eyelashes and opens her large eyes.
—Yes, you’re back… Welcome back.
—Looks like I’ll keep my promise after all.
—Yes, me too… To be together forever.
—I love you.
—I love you too.
I didn’t ignore my feelings that are about to overflow, so… Kaede and I put our lips together and kissed.
I was drifting through a vast, dark space surrounded by stars. Trying to remember how I got here.
—The last thing I remember, I used a technique forbidden by grandma, that means… I’m dead?
Is this the afterlife?
I wiggled my feet as I realized there was no ground beneath me.
It’s as if there is no gravity here. I feel like my whole body is floating.
I’d like to go back to my master if I could, but how do I get back from here?
As I folded my arms and worried, I thought I heard a voice.
—Kaede-san～, where are you?
A tiny pimple approached me, and the more it swirled, the more it began to take shape, to the point of becoming a person.
It was a woman, and for some strange reason, I had the feeling I had seen her somewhere.
She stopped in front of me and smiled.
—Nice to meet you. I’m Toru’s mother.
—Huh?! My… My… My name is Kaede!
—Fufu. Don’t be nervous. I know who you are.
So, she is… My mother-in-law? She exudes an aura of sweetness.
She took my hand in hers, they were so soft and warm that they made me shiver.
My mother-in-law is holding my hand!
—What do you say we have a cup of tea?
The surrounding landscape has changed from a starry sky to the interior of a house. But outside the window, there was still that dark starry sky.
My mother-in-law and I sat down on a couple of chairs that were in the place.
— I’m sorry my son is giving you trouble, I raised him half-heartedly, so he doesn’t know how to treat the ladies.
—No, it’s okay, the teacher is a wonderful man.
—Ara ara, so my boy is a good man after all. I look forward to the birth of my grandchildren.
—That’s a pretty accurate and quick request, mother! I didn’t think you’d be so direct in saying something like that.
I feel so embarrassed. And my whole face turns red.
But it makes me very happy that the master’s mother approves of me.
Even though I am dead, I will never see the master again, nor will I be able to have my children with him.
—Um, where am I?
—The interstitial world, the place between this world and the other world. We call it the Super Special Dimension.
—That means this place is the repository of information?
—Something like this. Not everyone is qualified to enter though.
I guess I can get some information if I ask my mother-in-law…
—What are the requirements?
—Not just anyone can come here on their own. To do so, they must have reached a higher level, although there are other ways, which are not recommended at all, the easiest one is that… One that Toru will surely be able to do.
—Does it mean that the master will not have to kill all the ancient races?!
—Exactly. He just has to go to where God’s Book is located, and erase what our ancestors wrote. That is the solution, but of course, it is easier said than done, and the road will be long and hard until he can achieve it.
Hearing that, I patted my chest in my heart. After all, the master won’t have to get his hands dirty.
When Neze revealed the truth to them, I was more violently angry than the master. Killing 140 million people is not possible with a mind like his. He is not made of stone, he is not someone without a heart. He is someone good, and he would surely lose his sanity after doing so.
—Thank you for telling me this.
—That’s why I called you. Now, drink.
My mother-in-law hands me a cup of tea which, to be honest, I didn’t realize at what point she brewed it. It appears to be black tea.
I take the cup with both hands, and enjoy the magnificent now, and then take a sip. It is slightly sweet and soothing.
—Well, now how am I going to tell this to the master? I am dead.
—You’ve got it all wrong, Kaede. You’re not dead.
—What?! I’m not dead?
—I brought you here just as you were about to be hit with that magic. If I didn’t interfere, you wouldn’t be here.
Am I alive…?
That makes me very happy. It means I can see the master again.
—But, if such a thing is possible, why have you not yet met my master?
—This is not a place where flesh and blood can stay for long. I helped you as an emergency measure, but by nature, we are forbidden to interfere with human life, even to have contact with them.
—I understand… I apologize for putting you in that predicament!
—It’s okay, don’t worry about it. It’s a rule that we all decide. No one bigger than us makes us do it, we do it because we believe it’s the right thing to do. Just look over there.
My mother-in-law points out the window.
On the other side of the glass, I could see many people swimming on boards, sliding while reading books and sleeping with stuffed animals among other lighthearted scenes.
—When we free ourselves from our body, changes occur in the psyche. Your sense of time becomes terribly blurred, life and death don’t matter, and as a minimum rule you simply decide not to engage with the nature of it.
—Yes. But that doesn’t mean I’m a monster, I still care about the people I love. That’s why I decided to break that rule today… Well, looks like it’s about time.
Before I knew it, my body was enveloped in light.
—I still have many questions to ask you.
—And I’d like to answer them. But that’s how this works. At least I got a chance to meet you and talk to you. Please take good care of my son for me.
—Yes! I’ll take care of it!
The next chapter is the end of the main story.