I kept looking at the sacred sword in my room in the inn.
The smile on my face does not disappear.
Finally, I was able to obtain the sacred weapon I had been seeking for so long.
I have been waiting for this day for a long time.
From the day I was told I would be the hero, I was thinking about getting the sacred sword.
Now all that is required is to perform heroic and magnificent feats.
If I can do that, I will make a name for myself in history.
However, I cannot take any of this lightly. The hero's job is to defeat the demon king, in the past many heroes were defeated trying to kill him in the past.
In order for me to achieve such a feat, my level must be at least 100.
That and a partner in.....
I looked at the three girls in the room.
Nei, a fighter, Sorara, a priest, and Lisa, a mage.
All of them are level 40, I am beginning to doubt their usefulness in this party.
In the past, most of the members who were in the hero's party also received this title.
Sometimes they were granted at the beginning, or sometimes they were granted at the end, after having defeated the demon king.
If you are not good enough, you die, and you can even be replaced.
Choosing the right partners is essential.
I don't want to have anyone who is a hindrance in my party.
Nor do I want any others that make me feel uncomfortable.
"The race of demons are on the prowl in this city - when are we going to defeat them?"
''Will I be able to win with my current level? I feel it's not too late to train some more.''
"Hey, Soara, we can't afford to be complacent. People live in fear of being attacked at any moment. You've seen them out there."
"True, but it won't do any good if we die."
Soara is in the party for her healing abilities, but sometimes her character and way of thinking drags this party down.
It is too frustrating.
There is no way for a high-level enemy to come out fighting so easily.
They are always small demons of level 20 or 30 at most.
The building began to shake badly.
"What is this tremor!?"
"Sain, there are people running outside!"
"I think we are under attack!"
We left the lodge and headed to the source of the tremor.
"You are free to do whatever you want. Kill all the men and bring all the beautiful women you find, but don't forget to gather money and food."
A giant demon was giving instructions to the demonic soldiers.
More than a hundred demonic soldiers were entering the city from the destroyed outer wall.
They mercilessly attack the fleeing inhabitants.
They were supposed to be hiding, so why'd they have to attack now all of a sudden?
Doubt rises in my head, but I push it to the corner of my mind, realizing that it is of no importance.
A wonderful situation to impose myself as a hero came to me.
"Get ready to fight! I'll take care of that big guy!"
"Shouldn't we prioritize evacuating residents?"
"If we defeat the leader, everyone else will retreat. Let the residents fend for themselves."
Soarer is once again showing signs of rebellion.
Don't you dare contradict me in a situation like this.
"Shut up! I don't care how many people die! You have only one task, and that is to obey me!"
Soara's face turns blue as she shudders.
I hope I don't get frustrated again.
This is as far as they've come, damn it.
Lisa's fire magic strikes a group of demons.
The large demon was engulfed in flames as well.
However, he has too high a level, so he won't die with that attack.
I rushed towards him and swung my sword at the same time.
With a sharp sound, the blade was blocked by something.
"Did you think you could beat me with an attack as weak as that?"
"How did you...!"
The flames went out and I could see that the big guy had an axe in his hand.
The sacred sword was easily blocked by an axe.
I evaluated his stats and realized he was level 150.
He was not someone with a lot of skills, but he more than made up for it with his overwhelming skill level.
In addition, I felt a freezing sensation in my back.
He is probably far superior to me in combat techniques.
Who is this guy? Why is this guy in a place like this?
The demon looks at me and squints.
"Are you the new chosen hero?"
"So what if I am?"
"You're not that scary. I have orders from the Demon King to have some fun when I meet the hero, so I don't plan to kill you here."
My sword was snatched from my hands and his fierce left fist slammed into my empty abdomen.
My legs gave out due to the strong blow I received and an intense pain follows.
I exhaled while spitting up blood.
It was the first time in my life that I received such damage.
He grabbed me by the hair and forced me to look at him.
"It would be very easy to finish you off, don't you think? Eliminate you from this world with a single blow."
"Please don't... Don't kill me..."
"Buh-ha-ha-ha-ha! You're scared? What level are you?
"Really? You challenged a level 150 with such a weak level? You're definitely the hero! Hey, guys! Don't you think so too?"
The demon soldiers behind the leader laugh.
I was humiliated like never before.
If I had known he was level 150, I wouldn't fight.
I would have quietly left this city.
Don't laugh at me, I swear I will kill you.
"Sain, I'm going to help you!"
Lisa's fire magic hits the leader directly in the face.
The leader dropped me and Nei jumped in the air to hit him.
But he doesn't even move a muscle and brings his fist to his forehead.
Nei spins in the air to kick him in his neck.
The big man, after receiving both blows, still did not move. He was as heavy as a rock.
This is my chance, I'll let Nei fight with him while we escape.
"Hey, Sain, are you willing to leave Nei lying here!"
"You must help her! She's one of our most precious friends!"
"I can't die in a place like this! I am the hero! I am the one chosen to defeat the Demon King and save the world!"
Both Lisa and Soara are silent.
It is a natural reaction. Because what I say is the truth.
Our lives are not worth the same.
She may die here, but I have to survive.
"Get out of here! I'll take care of this!"
"You finally get it. You have a beautiful face and a nice body, but the truth is, I'm tired of you already, so stay and die so we can live."
I will leave Nei and go with Lisa and Soara.
Damn, I never expected to lose one of my toys in a place like this.
On the bright side, I'll finally be rid of that nuisance. But on the other hand, now I have to find a new toy who is willing to die for me if necessary.
My next partner will be a stronger, more submissive woman.
For that, I have to raise my level.
My greatest pleasure is to take away something that belongs to someone else.
The moment we left the city, we heard Nei's scream.
"I can't believe we abandoned her."
"Don't get depressed, what she did was a noble sacrifice."
We have a bigger problem.... We were unable to comply with the king's request,
Wait... Is this really a problem?
No, this is the responsibility of the country that did not tell us there were level 150 enemies.
Rather, I am a victim.
I was about to die.
In addition, I lost one of my friends.
It is the country and the king that are to blame, not me.
Let's go back to the country and ask for another job that is easier to get.
"Let's go back to the country."
My legend is only just beginning.