Chapter 10 The God Slayer and Orc (5)
The Goddess declared.
That she would give the power to save the world.
The Goddess wished.
Please save the world.
The Goddess smiled.
The world shall be saved.
The Goddess asked.
What do you wish for?
The Brave said.
I want an undefeatable will.
To never lose to anyone no matter what the time.
The Grand Magus said.
I want God-like power.
Magical energy that could even create miracles.
The Sorcerer said.
I want an eye that can see the future.
An eye that can change whatever unreasonable future that may come to them.
The Sage said.
I want to use every magic that exists in this world.
I want to become an existence that can use all kinds of magic.
The Monster Tamer said.
I want friends.
Friends that will never betray me and will always believe in me.
The Swordsman said.
I want a sword.
A sword that cut apart any and everything, even fate itself.
The Warrior said.
I want the power to fight.
To be able to use all kinds of weapons, I want to be the strongest warrior.
The Saint said.
I want power to save others.
A power that can heal any wounds, I want a gentle power.
The Wiseman said.
I want knowledge and techniques.
I want to create convenient items, magic items that don’t exist in this world, I want the knowledge and techniques to build them.
The Cook said.
I want to cook food that will bring upon smile to everyone’s faces.
I don’t want the power to fight, I want to cook meals that can save a person’s heart.
The Knight said.
I want power to protect my comrades.
A power that can protect even the world, I want to become the strongest shield.
The Avenger said.
I want power.
Simply pure power to defeat all of my enemies.
My, Yamada Renji’s, wish was very simple.
Yet it was a complicated, cruel and unbelievable wish that made even the Goddess laugh loudly.
That’s why I was provided with, the strongest partner, Ermenhilde.
That might have been some sort of pity on me.
Me, who could never become a Hero, to have to live along side many Heroes, she might have wanted to give me something that would listen to me and understand me at all times.
Black flames approached. Black, dark, flames that could easily swallow a human.
Miss Francesca’s voice resounded, maybe she was worried for me or she wanted me to do something about this.
Letting go of the iron knife in my right hand, I put my left hand inside my pocket. What I grabbed was my strongest partner, Ermenhilde.
My weapon, my partner, my trustworthy weapon could only be this one.
[Three of the covenants have been released.]
From the hand that grabbed Ermenhilde, a jade coloured magical energy gushed out.
Seven Covenants that bind my [God Slaying Power]. Seven conditions that activate it.
The method of the Goddess to fulfil Yamada Renji’s wish was truly distorted and beyond saving.
A power that did not suit a Hero yet specialised in killing Gods.
Conversely speaking, it was a power that had no use except when fighting against Gods.
Against normal monsters, it was nothing more than a slightly sharper weapon.
Even though it was a power to defeat the Demon God, it couldn’t cut even low-level monsters properly.
“That’s more than enough.”(renji)
But, against a [God]I was not inferior to even any of the other God Slayers.
Three have been released.
Probably they are, [To Protect someone], [My own will to fight] and—–[Fighting against the Demon God]. These must be the conditions that have been cleared right now.
Against a mere Orc, it’s more than enough.
A blew away the incoming black flames with simply the hade magical energy coming out of Ermenhilde.
Furthermore, the magical energy took shape and took the form of a sword of the same colour.
It’s not simply a beautiful gem shaped like that. It’s a divine sword that could cut apart even a Mithril Golem……….that’s only if it’s being affected by the Demon God, that is.
Against a normal Mithril Golem, it’ll probably break.
“Alright, it’s been three months, right?”
[……Don’t say it. I’ll feel like crying.]
3 months ago we had fought against an Ogre in a rural forest to complete a request, my feelings were excited like that time now.
The blade of the sword was jade green. The material it was made of was unknown. It was a mysterious sword whose strength changes depending on the number of covenants that have been released.
The handle and grip were golden. Underneath the grip was a lump of big jade. Inside it, 7 small gems of different colours were studded.
Among those 7 gems, 3 were lightly shining right now.
As I looked back, I saw Miss Francesca who was restrained by the Orc.
Her dumbfounded expression looked truly amusing and though it was rude, I ended up laughing a bit.
“Sorry. I made you face something dangerous.”(renji)
When I said that, the Orc that was restraining her let go of her and ran away at full speed.
Probably it was afraid of the attack that was about to envelop even him as well. Or maybe it was simply afraid of me.
I ended up smiling wryly. Even though, normal Orcs pose a bigger threat to me than that black Orc.
Facing its back, I threw daggers of the same jade colour made out of magical energy towards it.
Without missing, the daggers struck into its head as if they were being sucked to their target.
I gave an apology inside my mind. I had no reason to let it go alive from here. At the same time, while scratching my head I turned towards the girl who had fallen on her bottom .
“It’ll be helpful if you don’t get too surprised.”(renji)
[No, that’s impossible. You’re a Hero, you’re like an ‘idol’ to normal people who can never reach them.]
“Where the heck did you learn that word……….”(renji)
It must be him, that chunnibyo patient wannabe Sorcerer.
I sighed. I might have to complain to him one of these days.
Well, it’s been an year since we met though. He must be energetic as usual. I thought of such things.
From Miss Francesca’s expression, she must have realized my identity so I didn’t try to hide my conversation with Ermenhilde either.
The name Renji was rare but it wasn’t like there was no other with that name.
But, Ermenhilde’s name was famous. [The God Slaying Weapon]. The Sword of the Goddess.
Well, its not actually a sword but there’s no need to go and correct them.
It is the sword that’s easy to use, I looked towards the jade sword in front of me. And it’s true that this is the most common form in which I use it.
“I don’t know the reason but if you can use the power of the Demon God then even I can fight.”(renji)
Why is it an Orc?
Why on the Imnesia continent?
Why was it born in such a rural place?
What was happening?
Does it have a connection with the defeat of the Demon God?
There are too many questions but I doubt my opponent can answer them.
As expected, understanding an Orc’s words is impossible. That’s why—–
I doubt it even understood what I said. I swung the jade divine sword. I’ll have to tell him by my actions.——Black Orc, I’ll kill you.
Showing my will with my words and actions, I closed the distance with it.
As the cheat in my body became even stronger, I ran even faster than normal.
At my full strength I was able to clash swords on par with the Demon God, a mere Orc who can use magic wasn’t even able to react in time.
It was a miracle that it was able to even generate the Demon God’s flames in the same direction as me.
But I couldn’t simply ignore it either. Flashing my sword, I cut away four of its fingers.
The fingers that were cut away without any resistance flew away in all directions.
And then, it screamed. The pig’s squealing resounded in the forest that had been covered in the silence of the morning till now.
The pain caused its concentration to waver and the Demon God’s flame dissipated.
Frowning due to the loud scream, I cut away its throat with the return swing of the sword.
That was it. With just that, it was over. The screams disappeared and the Black Orc fell on its knees. The blood spray dirtied my cloak. Oh damn.
And, then it sunk in its own pool of blood. A heavy gloomy sound *zuun* marked the end of the battle.
After this, all that’s left is to take care of the orcs fallen in the pitfalls.
Fuu, as I exhaled, the divine sword turned back into jade green magical energy and dissipated.
“I’m tired. I feel like I worked enough for another half year.”
[You barely did anything at all……..]
The amazed voice sounded really comfortable.
As expected, it suits me more when I’m not fighting.
Maybe it sensed my thoughts, Ermenhilde silently sighed.
I hid my face with my right hand.
[Give up. You wanted to protect someone, right? That’s why you got me, the God Slaying weapon.]
That was the cheat, the [Power of God Slaying] that I wished for.
I wished for a God Slaying weapon.
And, I wanted to protect someone with that weapon.
That was what Yamada Renji had wished from Goddess Astrarea.
To protect someone with the God-Slaying weapon.
That was a truly distorted, cruel and a hopeless wish. An unreasonable wish that was like a contradiction in itself.
……..Why did I wish for something like that? If I were able to return to the past, I’ll go punch myself.
No, that’s not it.
I was simply, affected by the youths around me.
I can say it now, if I got the chance. A power that would make me comfortable or give me absolute fortune or something like that. I want such a power.
That’s why, I sighed.
The words I had easily said, its extremely complicated implication, by the time I realized it, it was already too late for me to do anything.
“Shall we return?”(renji)
“So suddenly!?! Um….the Orcs?”(fran)
We can’t carry them back even as corpses. Let’s go back and ask the villagers for help.”(renji)
The weight of an Orc was about 200Kgs. We couldn’t even carry one of them with us.
We’ll have to get a carriage from the village or it’ll be too difficult to move them from here.
But still, it’ll be many round trips before we finish this.
If we leave them as corpses, other beasts would come after them so we’ll leave them just as they are inside the holes.
“It’s a good haul this time. With this much it’ll be easy for quite some time.”(renji)
Hahahaha while laughing loudly I tried to move away with the momentum but from behind me a timid voice came.
[It would have been nice if she had been fooled with the momentum, right?]
“Don’t say it like it doesn’t involve you, stupid.”(renji)
I looked towards the sky.
How should I fool her?
Suddenly, my gaze moved towards the corpse of the Black Orc.
As if it was mud, it was disappearing into the ground while melting.
Miss Francesca also looked towards it while following my gaze.
“…….Wh, what is that, that black orc?”(fran)
“Who knows? It should be either a mutation, new species, or a hybrid or something.”(renji)
Or was it the revived Demon God? Or did it eat the flesh of the Demon God? Or was it a descendant of the Demon God?
Though I have no idea how the Demon God that had been defeated on the continent of demons had arrived to the Imnesia continent.
[It looks it’ll turn into something troublesome.]
“Don’t say it so happily.”(renji)
[If Renji would work seriously, then even troublesome things are happy things for me.]
“Are you my mother?………”
What kind of philosophical things is this medal trying to say?
Also, I am working seriously! It’s fine as long I can spend everyday while enjoying it.
While sighing, I began to walk in the direction of the village.
And, Miss Francesca began chasing after me.
“You’ve got the wrong person. I’m just an adventurer, Miss Francesca.”(renji)
Denying her instantly, I shrugged my shoulders.
I mean, an adventurer that has simply killed a God and a great noble. She’s the one with the higher status right? (T/N: Right………..c’mon dude….)
[Kuku, Renji-sama, eh? Kukukuh…….]
“Yeah, it’s funny. Laugh as much as you like, it doesn’t suit me I know, goddamn it!”
I’m not a hero.
I can never become a hero.
That’s because my wish was a wish that is unreasonable as well as contradictory.
My cheat, [Power of God Slaying] can only work when someone else is in danger.
A man who can’t fight without putting someone’s life in danger can never be called a Hero.
And that too, without fulfilling many specific conditions, a power that can’t be used at all can only be considered as weak.
That’s why I’m weak. Weaker than any of the other God Slayers.
I looked towards the sky where the sun had begun to rise.
[An Orc with the power of the Demon God, eh?]
“Problematic things are special rights given only to protagonists.”
[And you’re also one of them.]
I flicked the medal, Ermenhilde, with my thumb.
As it fell down on my palm it was, Tails.
“I really hate trouble.”
A sigh leaked my mouth.
“By the way, to whom have you been talking to?”(fran)
“..…..I’m just mumbling to myself.”(renji)
“I, I see…”
[Like I said, it’s impossible. Well, if Renji is fine with this, I won’t say anything though.]
As expected it will be painful to treat it as simply ‘mumblings to myself’.
Again, I could only sigh.
This is why I hate fighting monsters. Unexpected things always happen.
…….Well, it was my bad to have used the [Power of God Slaying], I guess.
It’s really my bad habit to depend on Ermenhilde every time I’m backed into a corner.