My life is in danger right now.
"Please stay in the village a little longer!"
"Aaahhhh! Toru-Sama! Toru-Sama!"
"Stay here forever! We won't give you any trouble!"
"Stay here for about 30 years, please!"
The fairies are clinging to my legs and arms, I'm sure this looks really bad.
Even if I try to move forward, the rest of the fairies prostrate themselves in front of me to prevent me from doing so.
Men and women, young and old were shedding tears for me.
"Shut up! Have you forgotten that you are the servants of the great dragon race!"
Frau shouted at the top of her lungs.
She was sitting on top of Panda nearby, looking intently at all the fairies.
The townspeople had a surprised expression on their faces.
"If you are a proud servant, say goodbye to your master with devotion! That way you can be certain that your master will return and you will be waiting for him!"
"Oh Frau, you have become so mature and strong in such a short time. My granddaughter is right. We must see our master off as he deserves."
After the village chief's words. All the fairies let go of me.
Thank you, Frau.
Had the situation worsened, I would have had to use my strength.
I have to admit, I underestimated the fairies' sense of loyalty.
The fairies were willing to make me live here forever if I didn't tell them I was leaving.
Just thinking about it, I can't help but break out in a cold sweat.
"I'll be back soon!"
I gave a final nod to the villagers and we left.
The fairies did not stop and kept waving their hands and shouting my name.
We returned to the magic circle we had found.
I made a final reflection.
I don't know what will be waiting for us on the other side. It could be underwater. Or underground in some cave, which is even worse.
To be on the safe side, I put Panda and Frau in the backpack.
I made Kaede hug me and not let go no matter what.
Once we took the necessary precautions, all that remained was to jump into the magic circle.
We jump into the magic circle.
With the momentum of the dive, we landed outside the magic circle.
The transfer was momentary.
I don't feel like I've jumped at all. In fact, I feel like I haven't moved.
Even though I felt like nothing happened, the setting we were in was totally different.
We are in a place sealed by rubble, keeping only the space with the magic circle exposed.
We are probably inside a building that has collapsed.
"Master, the wind is blowing in from that gap."
When I put my hand over what looked like a hole, the wind was certainly blowing.
There is definitely something on the other side.
I make a hole bigger by forcefully extending my finger around it.
"Frau, can you see what's on the other side?"
"Sure. I think I can get through here."
I could punch through the wall with my strength, but that could make the whole place collapse.
It is safer for Frau to destroy the wall with her hammer after checking the outside of the debris.
"Oh, this is very tight."
Frau's panties were exposed to view and Kaede hurried to cover my eyes.
Kaede's act of covering my eyes was slow.
I have perfectly seen the striped underwear Frau has.
On the other side, Frau shouts; "there's a hallway."
Without warning, she smashed through a portion of the wall with her hammer.
"Cof cof, there's a lot of dust here."
"Yes, thanks to you breaking the wall."
"It was so that my Lord could leave."
Frau smiles and places her hand on her waist, I don't think she's noticed that she's covered from head to toe in dust.
Having her join us was definitely the best decision I could have made.
"We have to be cautious from now on."
The corridor is still quite narrow due to the piles of debris.
We continue to move forward, going through the gaps.
"I found a way out!"
Frau had gone ahead to scout the site, and returned with good news.
Perfect, so this place is in the outside world and is not a subterranean construction.
This will save us a lot of headaches.
"Look, there it is."
The end of the corridor was blocked by a huge boulder.
As she mentioned, there was a small light shining through a tiny space.
After all, I won't be able to get out of here without breaking something.
If I do it too hard, everything can collapse.
I have to destroy this rock with the least amount of force.
I unsheathed my great sword.
"Both of you, move away."
I focused my gaze on the rock and controlled my breathing, then I invoked the power of the Dragon Knight.
This ability allows me to identify the weaknesses of objects, animals or people very accurately.
I can see the fragile points of the rock thanks to my Dragon eyes.
Like a knife slicing through butter, my sword slid through the rock silently causing it to split in two.
pishi pishi pishi pishi
The rock collapsed and a path appeared before us.
"Master, that was amazing! How did you do that?"
"Even Frau's eyes couldn't catch up!" (Frau speaks in third person).
I put the sword back in its sheath.
"It's a technique that doesn't have a name yet. Let's move forward."
We left the dark corridor.
The corridor led us into a forest.
The temperature and humidity are higher than in the fairy village.
"It's black smoke. It may be a fire."
Frau, who records the surroundings from the sky, points in a certain direction.
Kaede also sniffed a little.
"It definitely smells like burning. There's also a smell of blood and burnt flesh - was that... a scream?"
"We must move fast! Frau, show us the way!"
"Got it! Follow me!"
I started running after Frau. Kaede and Panda were behind me.
If there is a battle, Panda won't do much good. I will send Rosuke.
"Panda, come back, Rosuke go out and fly."
Rosuke comes out of my arm and immediately goes into combat mode.
His speed of movement was much faster than Panda's, and he stepped in front of me.
"Master, look at that!"
The corpse of a man lay on the ground.
There were many of them lying dead.
The corpse of a demon was also lying near the site.
"Kaede, is anyone alive!"
No doubt demons are attacking this place.
The black smoke must be coming from a town or city.
I began to hear screams in the distance.
"Rosuke, kill all the demons you can see."
We have arrived too late.
There was blood and human corpses all over the place. The scene was tragic.
The buildings were destroyed and the demons laughed with the gold they collected in their hands.
Some of them even enjoyed licking the corpses.
The anger inside me made my blood boil.
A large hammer smashed the frozen demons.
I was able to calm my anger a bit after that.
I was behind my two companions watching the situation.
"Master, let's hurry to save the survivors."
"Just give me an order. Frau will blow everyone to pieces."
That's right. There is still time.
We can help the survivors.
"We'll split up so we can cover more of the place. Kaede, you go that way, and Frau, you go the other way. I'll go to the center and get rid of all the demons I can find."
Each of the two took the corresponding direction.
And I went straight to the center.
There has to be a leader somewhere who is commanding this attack.
If I succeed in defeating him, all the subordinates will begin to withdraw.
"Get out of the way."
I was killing every demon in my line of sight.
The place was turning into a river of blood.
In the center of the city, there was a large demon holding a bloody woman in one hand.
"Is that all? I had high hopes for you, since you are a valuable member of the hero's party. But I must say I am very disappointed."
"You are also very unlucky. Your hero was just using you as a mere pawn."
The demon was very large, he must have been about 10 feet tall.
His huge, toned body could be seen with his striated muscles and veins marking his entire arm.
Two long, thick horns grow from the head, and the appearance is intimidating in combination with a cruel expression.
This guy... He must be pretty strong.
He has a higher level than the other demon leaders I've fought before.
As I got closer, I could see exactly who the bloody woman was that the demon was holding with one hand. When I saw her, I felt as if my heart had been ripped out of my chest.
That woman was Nei.