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“Bwah…?! Bwah! Bwah!”
The oh-so-mighty leader of the Fellowship crawled on all fours, dragging his plump, bloated body back and forth like a pig. His breath heavy like a hog as he crawled on the ground like an earthworm. Quite the duality.
Leading by example was certainly the quality of a leader.
“Bwah…! I’ll bear this humiliation for now…! We, the Fellowship of the Hunters, shall not end here…! We shall not—! Hey, you! The wretched black-haired scum of the Darkness over there! State your name! And if you dare form a party with the traitorous dog over there, state your party’s name! I will never forget it! And I swear I’ll repay this anger, pain, and humiliation a hundredfold, I assure you!”
Buffon, covered in dirt, grass, and snot, continued to glare up at me with bloodshot eyes. His gaze didn’t fit with the way he groveled on all fours.
I met his anger head-on, returning his hostile gaze with mine dripping in vitriol.
“I’ll tell you, Buffon. I’m Noel Reiss, an Assassin of the Dark attribute. Though I’ve never killed anyone, and I don’t intend to. And we, on the other hand, are—”
Before I continued, I realized something. I hadn’t come up with a party name yet. But then again, it would be pretty uncool of me to just up and say, “I haven’t thought of a party name yet,” even though I had been boasting quite a bit.
I looked down at Rokoko, who nestled her petite body close to mine. Her eyes, shinier than the comforting blue moon, locked directly into mine. Within her azure orbs, I could see a radiance more dazzling than all I had seen before. As if a flame burned bright with the will to carve out a future of its own.
Yes, her radiance was much stronger than that of the Hero of Light, Bren. Hers continued to shine upon me like the moon that watched me asleep.
At that moment, a sudden idea struck me, and the words involuntarily parted my lips.
“—Luminous. Yes, we’re a party composed solely of members of the Darkness attribute. Yet, we’ll be a light that illuminates the world even on the darkest nights. And Buffon, just as you said, it’s good for you to remember this name well. We will defeat the Demon Lord and be celebrated as heroes, like it or not.”
The words that followed the name were also spontaneous and baseless. However, the moment I uttered them, something clicked inside my soul. It all made sense.
Adventurers like Rokoko and me, who have the strength but are unfairly oppressed due to the way we were born, are unable to step into the limelight. That’s why I’ll gather people like us and form a party. Together, we’ll surpass that arrogant prick Bren and his party that discards people without a care.
We will bask in the spotlight as true heroes, ones that not even the Demon Lord can deny. And it’s all as our party name, Luminous, suggests.
—That moment, Luminous was formed. A party that would be heralded as genuine heroes had been born, and its name would eventually reverberate throughout each corner of the world… Even though it was just the two of us at that time.
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