V5Ch1: Sister’s return and the progression of her disease……! part 2
“Hey, can’t I get out of here already?”
Claire let out a sigh in her classroom at the school.
A white fog had shrouded the classroom, and there was no sign of anyone.
[It’s almost time]
“You have been saying that for some time now”
[I told you we’re almost there. I’m widening the gap now. Your magic is low and it takes time.]
“Yes yes. I’m sorry it’s so low, but it’s still quite high in the academy.]
“You’re so annoying.”
[I’m sorry. I’m just being honest.]
“So, what’s the gap?”
[The gap to get back to your original world]
“What do you mean by the original world? What is this world in the first place?”
[I won’t tell you.]
Claire let out a sigh again. There are so many things she doesn’t understand.
She sits down at her desk and is about to cross her legs when she notices something strange.
Something was touching her leg.
Upon closer inspection, it was a translucent human arm. The bloody arm was holding Claire’s leg.
“W-What the hell is this!”
Claire stood up, kicked the arm hard, and backed away.
As if pulled from the kicked arm, a bloodied person appeared.
He has earthy skin, sunken eyes, and a deep wound on his chest.
It was a dead man, no matter how one looked at him.
[Be careful, it’s a ghost.]
[Heroes of the past, bound to this land. Bound by negative magic, they are wandering in eternal time. Make him comfortable.]
“Even if you tell me that… how?”
[I think you should hit him.]
When the ghost got up, Claire hit it with her fist filled with magic power.
The ghost bursts and disappears.
[The fact that the ghost appeared is evidence that the seal is weakening,…….This is not good.]
[Ah, that was me talking to myself. I failed, I have to make sure she can’t hear me. Even though she has little magic power, she has good hearing.]
“I can hear you.”
Then Aurora fell silent.
Claire kicked the ghost that reappeared.
“It’s a bit discouraging without my sword.”
She left her sword over there.
Kicking away the ghosts that kept appearing, Claire waited for Aurora to finish her work.
The frequency of the ghosts increased little by little, and the fog grew thicker as they appeared.
“Aurora, are we there yet?”
“Are you sure?”
[It is the truth. But too bad……my customer.]
I felt a presence and turned around to see a man in a black robe standing there before I knew it.
He hides his face with a black mask.
“When did you ……?”
Claire half-body and took a stance, but it was awkward due to the lack of a sword.
The black-robed man, on the other hand, readied his sword with familiarity, and in an instant he was close to Claire.
Claire just barely avoided the first blow and moved away.
But the black-robed man would have none of it. A preemptive sword strike struck Claire.
Claire, who was blown away, stood up on unsteady legs.
She was hit by a strong strike, but she is still able to fight.
It seems that the opponent does not intend to kill her. Is he going to capture her?
[You’re going to lose.]
Aurora’s voice echoed in her head.
“Shut up for a minute. This is important.”
[Do you think so? I know how this will turn out.]
“Shut up, if I had a sword……!”
[You can’t do it even if you had a sword.]
“Like I said, shut up!”
At that moment, the black-robed man kicks the ground and closes the gap.
[I’ll lend you my power.]
It all happened in an instant.
A red tentacle shot out at the black-robed man who was right in front of her.
The red tentacle was writhing and squirming like a living creature, extending from Claire’s leg.
“W-What is this?”
[You can do it, too, if you try. Because you are ……]
[……it’s nothing. It’s not over yet.]
Claire looked up and saw a man in black robes standing there.
His cheeks were bleeding and his black mask was off.
“You are…… the Order of the Knights.”
He looked familiar to Claire from her first visit to the Order of the Knights
“It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Claire-san.”
He bowed with a smile.
“Viscount Jean, Captain of the Third Order and Fourth Squadron.”
“That is a temporary appearance. I am Jean of the Named Children [Dark Smile].”
What about the sense of that name?
Claire thought, but did not say it out loud.
“I don’t know about ‘named children,’ but I didn’t think you’d be doing such a stipend-free sideline.”
“I never thought you had this kind of power either, Claire. Interesting. …… I’m sure you hadn’t it when I looked into it before”
“That’s the story for later. In any case, I think I need to take another closer look.”
Saying this, he readied his sword.
Claire’s red tentacles also tried to get into a fighting stance, but for some reason they melted away without effort.
[Not good, Claire]
[I’m about to run out of magic.]
“What did you say….”
Claire’s lips twitched.
“I’m lucky. I have something to bring back”
“Dark Smile” smiled as darkly as its name implied.
At that moment, * palin *.
A sound like breaking glass echoed, and part of the world of white mist shattered.
A figure descends from the crack.
It was a beautiful beastman girl in a jet-black bodysuit with golden ears and tail.
She landed in front of Claire and repelled the sword of “Dark Smile” with a mysterious black mist.
“Dark Smile” was blown away with tremendous force.
It looked as if it was only lightly hit. But what is this power…..
The black mist-clad beast girl was standing there with a cold stare.
“Who are you……?”
She said in a cold voice.
[Step away from her, Claire. That kid can’t see the bottom.]
Aurora’s voice echoed in her head.
Claire was startled by her unusually nervous voice.
She took a step back and asked.
“Am I correct in assuming that you helped me?”
“Right now, I can’t hand you over to the Church.”
The black mist shimmered, and the next moment Zeta was standing behind her.
Claire was grabbed by the neck and thrown into the cracks of the world.
What are you doing?
Claire’s screams fade away, and she is swallowed into the crack and disappears.
Zeta and Jean or rather “Dark Smile” were left behind in a world of white fog.
“Tch,……, how dare you interrupt us!”
Dark Smile turns to Zeta.
“Hmm, nice to meet you.”
“I knew you’d show up, Shadow garden.”
“Dark Smile” readies his sword.
Zeta looked at “Dark Smile” who was carefully measuring the distance between the two with a bored look on her face.
“You have a lot of time on your hands, I see. Are you one of the top classes of Shadow garden?”
“Have you noticed?”
Zeta’s reply was self-serving.
He knows that she is the absolute strongest one.
“What are you talking about?”
“You mean her power? What about—?!”
At that moment, Zeta’s magical power swelled.
“Dark Smile”‘s knees trembled with the magical power that seemed to be crushing it.
“W-What is …… that, that magic power …… you were hiding?”
“If you didn’t know, I would have let you go”
“W-What are you talking—-!”
“Once you know it it will be a goodbye.”
“What kind of meaning …… ughhhh!?”
Suddenly, “Dark Smile” shed black tears.
Black mist erupted from his pores, and his body burst into pieces.
Zeta took one look at the corpse and muttered.
“Hmmm… Not bad for a new technique.”
Then she turned around and spoke into the empty space.
As if in response to Zeta’s words, a girl emerges from a crack in the space.
A beautiful pink-blonde girl in a jet-black bodysuit. It was Victoria.
She kneels before Zeta.
“I have identified Aurora in Claire-sama.”
“So that’s what it was all about…….”
“Hmm. It all connects. That’s why my lord….”
“Is the Church aware of this?
“Then what’s the plan?”
“Switch to plan C.”
“Claire-sama is the key to the plan. But it is the most desirable future for us.”
“Just like my Lord said. Look to the future.”
“That’s Shadow-sama’s intention…”
Victoria folds her hands on her chest and prays.
“Tell her. We’ve changed our plans.”
Zeta disappeared in a black mist, and Victoria smiled thinly as she watched her go.