"Eh? O-Oh, thank you."
Wolf is embarrassed by Lucius' sincere praise, but he soon returns to the task at hand, puts on his serious face, and entrusts Lucius with the rest.
"Well, I'll leave the rest to you, so finish him off."
"Yeah, I got it."
There was no need to say anything else. Lucius stood atop Wolf’s back and hopped over to the bird where Gillem was.
"Hello... It's been a while."
Lucius landed right in front of Gillem, who was straddling the bird, and greeted him lightly as if they had met during a casual stroll.
"Wh-What the--!? How did you get here!?"
Gillem is confused by the sudden situation. He didn't expect to be followed from so far away, so he couldn’t stop sweating when he suddenly saw Lucius in front of him, especially this high up in the air.
Lucius tightly grabbed the nervous Gillem’s by the collar of his shirt with his left hand and pulled back his right arm, getting ready to throw a punch.
"I'm going to hit you as hard as I can right now, are you ready?"
"Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait! If you hit me all the way up here, I'm going to die! Please, spare me!!!"
Gillem begs for his life as Lucius says such frightening things with an angelic smile. He tried to remove Lucius’ left hand, which was now holding him by the neck, but Lucius' monstrous power was too much for him.
"H-Hey! I'll give you money! I also have a lot more treasure! Do you want some?!"
Gillem begins to panic as he tries to find a way to get Lucius to spare him.
"Ah, right! The magic tools! I've got a bunch of weird stuff! Do you want them ～?"
"I don't want any goods that have been stolen."
Every proposal Gillem made was rejected, bringing him close to tears.
‘How can I bribe this guy!? This is the first time I've met someone as complicated as he is!!!!’
"I'll get you a woman! The most beautiful woman in the world! And I'll get you a very exquisite and glamorous mansion! What do you say?!"
"...I'm sorry, but it's a little too late for that. I already have a beautiful girlfriend, and I don't need a mansion."
With that said, Lucius gathers his Qigong into his right fist.
"Qigong Art, 5th defensive variant technique, Tank Shell-Iron Hammer!"
With his fist hardened like a diamond, Lucius threw a powerful right hook. Gillem, who took the blow directly in his face, flew off the bird and fell to the ground while screaming pitifully.
"...Fu, I feel renewed!"
Lucius, having gotten payback for the bullet to his stomach earlier and having finished dealing with Gillem for the many cruel acts he had committed, mounts the bird with a beaming face.
"Hey, kid, can you get off, please?"
The Wise Parrot, who had been obeying Gillem's orders, speaks to Lucius. He follows its orders and gets off its back. Waiting for him on the ground was Wolf in his original form.
"Looks like things went well on your end."
With that, Wolf drops the figure he was holding on the ground.
It was Gillem, who had taken the full force of Lucius' punch. Upon closer inspection, they could see he was still alive, as he was still moving.
"I see you were able to catch him before he hit the ground, good."
"Hey, I don't care if he lives or dies, but the idea of being a murderer is something I don't like."
The two then lightly laughed at each other. Although they had only been together for a short period of time, a definite bond had emerged between the two.
A group of people in armor approached them. The emblem of the Exador Kingdom was engraved on their armor.
"Oh? Looks like the Knights are finally here."
"I guess that's to be expected. We made a huge commotion after I changed into my beast form, since it was really eye-catching. Let's leave the rest to the knights."
Thus ended Lucius and Wolf's battle against Gillem and his band of thieves.
TN: Sorry for the few updates regarding the chapters, we still haven't had any luck finding a proofreader, so working between the Light Novel and the chapters of the Web Novels is a very heavy load...