Kaede gently shakes her fan
Cold air spread under my feet and made countless ice sculptures out of the demon soldiers.
She spun her second fan and created a strong gust of wind.
The ice sculptures shattered into a thousand pieces and the remaining demons scattered in great fear.
"Come forth, Master's first slave is here to send you to your death."
The demons shuddered slightly at Kaede's graceful demeanor.
However, as if to inspire themselves, they raise their weapons and pounced fiercely.
Seeing this, Kaede smiled a beautiful but cold smile.
She danced again.
"I'll show you something special: 'Frigid Fire'!"
When she waved her fan, a blue flame was generated.
It became a wave that swallowed all the demons.
Once the flames were extinguished, there was only frigid air and rough ice statues.
"What was that? If you use blue flames, those affected by them will be frozen!?"
"It's a secret magic passed down in my clan. I seem to be able to handle it now that my level has improved."
"Have you used it before?"
"Yes. Unfortunately, I was still inexperienced at the time."
I had never seen a blue flame before.
I think it's something different from normal magic.
It is at times like this that I am most intrigued.
Panda and Rosuke smash the ice sculpture and make their way through.
We ran straight to the stairs.
When we finally reached the surface, I opened the door and walked through the castle.
"It's very quiet here. I wonder if any of the soldiers have left."
"Soldiers? Those things can't be called as such."
"So you've killed most of the weak?"
"It was no big deal."
At the entrance, there was a woman blocking the stairs.
The air around her was terrifying and she had a fearless smile on her face.
"I am Deneb, one of the six generals of the demon king. You are the great Manyu Brigade."
"Are you the last general?"
I drew my sword.
But Deneb stepped aside and refrained from fighting.
"......What are you doing?"
"I'm not interested in fighting. I'm not even loyal enough to give my life for that demon king. I became a general simply because the pay is good."
"So you'll just let us pass?"
"I'm not foolish enough to challenge an unbeatable opponent to a fight. If you want to advance, do it."
She waved her hands and left the place.
The generals so far have been willing to fight regardless of the level difference, but apparently, Deneb was not that type.
Pione is different from what I imagined of demons. Maybe she's not the only one.
There may be more demons like Deneb and Pione.
I went upstairs to fight Lisa.
A huge door opens, finally leading to the throne room.
Lisa was sitting on the throne.
Sain was behind her.
I decide to keep Panda and Rosuke in the seal.
This will definitely be a fierce battle.
And now, I don't feel much like worrying about the two of them.
"Welcome Toru, this will be your graveyard."
"Sain, don't bother trying to play the bad guy with me. Since we've met, you've done nothing but run for your life."
"I didn't run away, I brought you here. If Lisa is here, I can fight without worry. I can't trust those soldiers with my back."
"Sure... You're certainly a useless hero."
Lisa stands up.
Sain also aligned himself with her.
"I'll cover for you, you take care of Toru."
Sain draws his demonic sword and unleashes its power.
The roots that grew from the sword entered inside through the gaps in his armor and invaded his entire body.
Sain's eyes turned red and his body became twice as large.
A thick horn grows from his forehead and fangs appear from his mouth.
He's like a demon.
"Toru, you've always been annoying. Since the day I met you."
"I looked up to you. I always wanted to be like you."
"That's what I mean! You admire me!? Don't make me laugh! Since I met you, you had everything I didn't have. A warm family, kind and sympathetic childhood friends, the trust of the village residents, and now you have honor and even power! What the hell is your deal!?"
We both stepped forward, and in the blink of an eye we were clashing swords.
Sparks fly and a shock wave rattles everything in the room.
A short distance away, Sain and I stared at each other.
Our swords vied with each other with an unpleasant sound.
All around us, crimson and blue flames collided.
Explosions occur everywhere, blowing hot and cold air.
Frau, who had ducked because of the explosion, threw her hammer from the top of Lisa.
"There's no way that attack is going to work on me."
Lisa catches the hammer with one hand.
Frau, however, was smiling.
The lower part of Lisa's neck freezes.
Frau, who has quickly turned her body in the air, delivers another blow!
Lisa went flying and hit the wall directly.
"Even with the two of us It's very hard to fight her at the same time, since she's a level 800."
"If we go at it one on one, we may lose, but if we attack together, we have a chance to win."
"...Right. I'll do my best."
Lisa gets up almost unharmed.
Meanwhile, I continue to cross swords against Sain.
"I was so happy when I heard that your parents had died! And it made me even happier to see you gradually losing your place in the party!"
"Was that my fault too?"
"Yes, it was. it's all your fault! You came into my life and now everything has gone wrong. If only you weren't here.... !"
Sain's power increased rapidly.
I parried his attack with my sword, the impact brought him to his knees.
His armor is making his power increase.
The armor emitted a creaking sound and adjusted itself to Sain's body.
"I don't need you in my path of glory, Toru!"
Sain prepares to launch a killing blow, raises his arms and with a great momentum brings his sword down towards me.
The next moment, his arm, sword and all, was spinning in the air.
A large amount of blood is spilled on the floor.
I changed my position and wiped the blood off my sword.
"Gyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! My arm!"
Sain rolls on the ground, holding the place where his arm used to be with his other hand.
He crawled on the ground and picked up his demon sword.
With his trembling left arm, he pointed the blade at me.
His face was filled with fear.
"Hey, hey, Toru. I'm sorry for everything I've done, please forgive me. We're best friends, right?"
"This was a mistake. The village elders always said that mistakes happen, don't you think the same thing."
"I will change, I promise. So let's make peace. Let's have adventures with Lisa, Soara and Nei, just like old times. Let's have the best party ever."
With each step I take, Sain takes two steps back.
Are you really saying that?
It was you who destroyed everything, to the point of being irreparable.
And Lisa is the Demon King.
There will never be adventures again.
"Please let me go. I don't want to die."
"I won't kill you."
"Toru! Oh, Toru, you're the best!"
I drove my great sword into the ground.
Sain was happy, thinking he had been saved.
I'm not going to kill him in a place like this.
He will be taken home, his fate will be decided by justice.
Because I'm sure that would be cruel to Sain.
"If you don't want to die, level up."
I kicked Sain's demonic sword away, and raised my right fist.
This is for what you have done to Soara and Nei.
My fist slammed into Sain's face, smashing him into the ground and causing a spider web-like crack in the floor.
I think I've shattered his jaw.
The instant he received the blow, Sain collapsed white-eyed on the ground.
《Do you want to copy the job "Hero"? YES/NO》
I selected YES to copy the Sain job.
An explosion sounded, Frau and Kaede were thrown out.
The two then roll on the ground but quickly get up again.
"Tch, he was already defeated. He was useless after all."
I can't see any noticeable damage to Lisa.
As expected of a level 800 demon king, she isn't even bothered by Frau and Kaede's onslaught.
I step forward and activate my fighting style against Lisa.
"Lisa, let's finish."
"Fufu, What are you talking about? You still think you're my boyfriend? You and I didn't even start in the first place."
"I'm not saying that. I'm saying let's finish this fight.
"Oh, yeah. Whatever."
She points her wand at me and unleashes her magic.
However, I instantly slashed the flames with my greatsword.
"No way, you cut my magic?!"
Lisa grew wary and took a step back.
Let's begin, the final battle.