CH75: [Side Sophia] A Battle with No Chance of Winning
The big guy slams into the wall and there’s a loud bang.
The big man is slumped over as if he’s lost consciousness.
This is so tiring…
Sophie did this? Sophie did this?
I thought I gulped just as Log asked the question, and suddenly the ground behind me rose.
And then boom, I hear something hit the wall.
Sophie! Get away from there!”
As soon as he leaves the spot, the wall is broken and a cloud of smoke rises from it.
Plus the ground where I was was gouged out.
When the smoke clears, there stands another man with a whip in his hand.
I thought you said you weren’t going to touch me!
Log asks the man.
“If Gibur can handle it on his own, you know. We’re going to kill you. I’m not gonna let you get away with it.
We need to buy Carol time to recover!
But you shouldn’t be so weak!
“[Thunder Thunder Shock]!”
Lightning strikes over a man’s head.
But they lose.
“Hmm. You’re a good seeker. You even bothered to mention the name of the spell. That’s why explorers who aren’t used to fighting people make suckers out of us.
While the man is talking at a leisurely pace, Log makes a spear from the [earthclod weapon Earthenware].
She approaches the man with it in her hand.
A log that attacks mainly with thrusts from a distance just out of reach of the spear.
The guy seems to be playing with him, just dodging and not attacking.
I want you to stay on your toes.
Logs are still trying to get out of the way of the dodge, but they’re getting in a lot of thrusts.
Interfere with the man, stop his movement.
Immediately afterwards, you’ll feel exhausted, like you’re holding a weight.
“… Huh? !”
The logs thrust their spears into the man’s left shoulder as he stops moving.
“Ggh! You don’t have to speak up!”
A man keeps his distance and complains.
“Damn it! I thought I attacked his dominant arm!”
I couldn’t stop it completely with my powers.
Maybe my accuracy is off after the last two times.
“Hey! Theon-san, you’re in a really bad mood, hurry up and kill him!”
A woman a short distance away shouts.
“I’m not grumpy. I’m just wondering why it’s taking so long.”
The woman in the robe also speaks up.
Don’t tell me what to do…
And it’s gonna reduce our chances of escape even further…
I know! I’m gonna go for it from here.
The man is putting a lot of pressure on you.
(What? ! I’m scared… But compared to the Black Dragon…!)
If I hadn’t experienced the pressure from the Black Dragon I might have lost my will to fight at this point.
Sophie, cast your offensive magic! I don’t care if you hit me!
I construct ・・・・・ simultaneously with corporal of the technique.
(What? Why? It doesn’t matter!)
You simultaneously fire 3 [Thunder Arrows] and 2 [Rock Needle], taking care not to mention the name of the spell when you fire them.
Log is attacking mainly with thrusts as before.
But that’s not all… he’s also casting elementary magic like [Thunderbolt Thunder Shock].
… Like Mr. Orn.
But not all of them hit. And the man’s whip strikes the log.
Log, look out!
Log was about to be hit by a powerful attack when he was cowed.
A gust of wind blows past me.
The whip comes at Log, and Carol pops it with a dagger.
“What? You’re supposed to be dead.
The man is surprised.
“There’s no way I would die from that! You’re hurting us both! I’ll never forgive you!
Carol’s clothes are torn in places.
Her right arm is exposed from the armpit, and the fabric of her jacket around her stomach is gone.
“Log, I’m out of buffs, give me some buffs!”
“Ah, ah! [vanguard ability increases vanguard up]!”
Carol gets buffed and runs at the guy.
The man is using his whip expertly to keep Carroll away.
… But Carol’s not intimidated by the whip, and she’s still going after him.
You swing your dagger down and slash the man’s right wrist.
“Ggh! Why aren’t you scared?
I’m going to keep my distance from Carol and bitch about it.
“I’ve been whipped so hard I’ve lost count. I’m not going to be intimidated by that now!”
… Oh, my God! They’re starting to fight, but if Carol’s recovered, we have to get out of here!
The big man who blocked the way is out cold and we can get to the passage now.
Once we’re in the passage, Log and I take turns blocking the way with [Rock Wall], and we might be able to escape.
“Carol, there’s no reason to fight anymore! Let’s just go! Huh? Aghh.”
I told Carol to run and turned to check the passageway, but there was a big man standing right in front of me.
He’s gonna grab me by the neck and lift me up.
I had no idea…
“You little shit… How dare you blow me up! You’re gonna suffer and die like this!”
I’m in pain…
Don’t move! I could crush your neck like this, you know?”
I can’t breathe…
I’m trying to blow you up with my powers, but I can’t concentrate…
I’m having a hard time…
I don’t want to…
I don’t wanna die…
Mr. Orn, sir…
I start to feel faint, and finally I close my eyes.
I thought I heard a loud bang back there, like something exploding. A hallucination…?
What? It doesn’t hurt.
I wonder if he’s dead already…
I thought I was already dead, and then I felt something warm wrap around me.
Sorry I’m late.
I hear the voice I’ve been waiting to hear the most.
I open my eyes and Mr. Orn’s face is right in front of me.
Mr. Orn has his usual, watchful look on his face.
… But I feel there’s an anger there that can’t be hidden.
Mr. Orn, sir…
I didn’t know what was going on, and I found myself shedding tears that I had been holding back.
“Yeah, I’m here. You did good. Good job. You’re gonna be okay. Don’t worry. I’ll take care of the rest.
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