Chapter 47 – Didn’t you too exaggerate your pain
“Fumu, so you’re Bahamut, huh?” (Arel)
I nodded to the giant jet-black dragon, which spread its wings wide as if to intimidate me.
This evil dragon, called Bahamut, was said to be a mythical monster on par with Behemoth and Leviathan.
Why am I confronting such a monster now?
It will take a long time to talk, so let’s summarize it briefly.
Ark and Layla were gone and I had a lot of free time.
Fia is only two years old so I can’t train her (Raina stopped me from doing so in the first place).
So I went on a trip for a while.
And I found a big island floating in the sky.
It was inhabited by people with angelic wings on their backs (but they couldn’t fly).
They were suffering damage from the jet-black evil dragon.
Due to various reasons, I decided to go to subdue the evil dragon, Bahamut.
This is where I am now.
And well, this is how it goes.
It seemed that this evil dragon, unlike Beffy and the others, was unable to communicate with me.
In addition, it seemed to be quite aggressive and belligerent, and even a small intrusion into its territory could cause this kind of anger.
I had a bad premonition and immediately jumped to the side.
And then, in an instant, light passed through the place where I had just been.
“…Oh, it was dangerous.” (Arel)
It seemed that that ray of light came out of its mouth.
When I looked back, I saw that the ground had been excavated in a straight line for several dozen meters.
It’s quite powerful.
“It’s my turn now.” (Arel)
I closed the distance with “Divine Steps” and delivered a slash to its stomach.
However, due to the dragon’s hard scales, it didn’t turn out to be a fatal wound.
The wound on its huge body was only about one meter in length at most.
“Didn’t you too exaggerate your pain?” (Arel)
Bahamut was in agony, raising his voice loudly.
Perhaps because it had never had a natural enemy before, so its pain resistance was too low.
“You’re shooting overly much!” (Arel)
Bahamut fired a series of light rays at me haphazardly without even aiming.
However, it was too late after I saw them, so I used my precognitive intuition to avoid it all.
I had no idea what it was thinking, but Bahamut flapped its wings and took flight.
Just as I was wondering what was the next, Bahamut flew away.
“Wait a minute. You’re not trying to run away, are you?” (Arel)
That seemed to be the case.
The huge body of Bahamut was getting farther and farther away.
“No, that was just a greeting from me, you know?” (Arel)
I flew in a hurry and chased after Bahamut.
“A mythical monster that is running away! Come back here!” (Arel)
……It’s no use, it can’t understand what I say.
I had no choice but to keep chasing after Bahamut, but it was a monster living in the sky.
I was confident in my flying speed, but I found myself gradually losing distance.
Eventually, I could only see it as a small dot.
“Fumu… what should I do now?” (Arel)
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“Because, being forced to marry such an unsightly disgusting bald old man…. it’s worse than death!” (Layla)
Layla’s voice echoed through the square.
The venue instantly went silent due to a terrible insult to the crown prince of another country.
What are you doing, Layla!?
I shudder at the fact of what my twin sister had done.
But, even so… Layla wasn’t wrong.
Even though it was a political marriage, it was unforgivable for Celes-san to marry such an unsightly old man.
“She, she’s right…”
“Such a bald fat unsightly old man is absolutely not fit to be with Her Highness…”
“Th, that’s right! I won’t allow the engagement!”
At this point, some of the students forgot about the teacher’s warning before and started shouting.
Furthermore, in tune with it, the opposite voice spread one after another.
“W, wh, wha…” (Afdol)
The crown prince on the stage flushed his face with anger and shame, making his mouth agape like a fish.
“You all, we’ll take you for national treason!”
The knights hurriedly threatened, but the dissenting voices were growing louder rather than subsiding.
“King Rahaldt, what does this mean!?” (Afdol)
“P, please calm down, Afdol-dono…” (Rahaldt)
“There is no way I can be calm with such humiliation!” (Afdol)
The Crown Prince Afdol was so angry and grabbed the king.
When the knights managed to separate them, the crown prince, gasping for breath, announced loudly to the booing people,
“It’s a war! In the hands of my empire, such a fragile nation can be easily destroyed! When we are victorious, we will make all of you foolish of this kingdom our slaves!”
“A, a war …?”
“With his empire …?”
“Is, is this serious…”
At the crown prince’s statement, finally, made the heated people understood the meaning of what they had done.
Both the King and Celes-san turned pale.
If there was to be a war, the kingdom, with its inferior national power, would definitely be at a disadvantage.
I weaved my way through the crowd and finally made it to Layla.
“Hey Layla! Do you realize what have you done?” (Ark)
“War, what it is?” (Layla)
The stupid younger sister of mine tilted her head in confusion.
Start from there!?
“”!?”” (Ark, Layla)
It was at that very moment that we heard a deafeningly powerful yell from the sky.