The man who seemed to be Todoroki’s older brother exuded an extraordinary aura of strength as he calmly walked further into the alley, creating loud sounds that seemed like the ground cracking.
“Yagami… If my big brother is here, everything will be okay.”
Feeling relieved, Todoroki had calmed down considerably.
I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. What was happening?
Humph! The man’s shirt shattered into pieces with just a grunt from him, revealing a muscular armor beneath. His muscles bulged to the point that the narrow alley was completely blocked by his sheer width, as if he were protecting us.
This can’t be real… What am I witnessing?
“Here they come…”
Although I couldn’t see their faces, it was evident from the tone of their voices that the three thugs were approaching with fear now.
“Is it you…? You who made my sister cry?
“”What the hell is that?!””
Even without seeing their faces, it was clear from the thugs’ voices that their earlier confidence had evaporated, replaced by palpable fear. The murderous intent emanating from Tōrokazaka’s brother sent shivers down my spine, too.
“Ha, haha, what the hell is this guy? We can’t be scared off by his size alone! Come on, you cowards! We can take him together!”
From my perspective, it seemed like an act of reckless bravery on their part, but it appeared the thugs were determined to confront this giant man. After the gang leader’s empty bravado, dull thudding sounds echoed multiple times.
“W-What the hell is this guy…? Is he even human?”
“Big bro, this is seriously bad… The bones I punched are about to snap, and it really hurts… They might already be broken.”
“Let’s get out of here, big bro! We can’t win against this thing!”
The thugs were trembling in shock. However, the giant man, as if he were unfazed by the confrontation, casually cracked his neck before addressing them.
“…Is this all you’ve got? Do you really think you can hurt me and then just run away, leaving my sister in tears?”
As soon as he spoke, the man swung his right arm widely. It was as if he wanted to make it clear that they wouldn’t escape. Despite his massive size, his fists moved at an incredible speed. There was a loud, thunderous noise as if something was being crushed, and the thugs let out insect-like cries of pain.
“What… the… hell…”
It felt like he was going too far, but was this really okay? What if Todoroki’s brother turned into a murderer because of us?
“Don’t worry. I won’t go so far as to kill anyone. I’ve mastered various techniques, but I’ll never take a life. Watch and learn, my friend.”
Could he read my mind? This guy was definitely not an ordinary human. Tōrokazaka’s brother was beyond unbelievable.
Todoroki’s sister had been silently watching her brother all this time. Her eyes held unwavering trust in her brother.
“That aside… It’s not over yet…”
“Hey! Please, spare us! We won’t lay a finger on your sister anymore! We’ll do anything you say! Just don’t hurt us anymore!”
It seemed they were terrified by the prospect of facing further violence. However, the man, driven by rage, seemed to ignore their pleas entirely. He radiated an aura so powerful that even I, with no special abilities, could sense it.
Is this real life or some kind of anime?
“Ha…aaaahhh!! Repent with fear!!”
With an incredible aura surrounding him, he unleashed a devastating blow that pierced through all three thugs, who screamed in agony.
A moment of eerie silence followed. Had it ended? Are they really not dead?
For a while, an unsettling silence hung in the air as we all wondered about the thugs’ fate.