Chapter 110 – Betrayal
Barro-san’s words proved that he was betraying us. I thought, what on earth is going on? But looking at Grave-san drawing a sword from his waist, the idea dissipates immediately.
That’s right, the important thing right now is to get out of this cage and save the hostages. Although his betrayal is regrettable, I can hear his excuse for later.
And then, Grave-san swings the sword in his hands towards the cage.
The iron bars repelled Grave-san’s sword. There is not even single scratch left behind. On the contrary, the blade part of his sword is chipped a bit. Grave-san gazes at the missing part of his sword before turn his line of sight towards the iron bars.
[This not seems to be made of ordinary metal…..] (Grave)
I grab the iron bars to confirm Grave-san’s words. Certainly, the feeling that being transmitted is somewhat different. Well, it seems easy to bend if I put more power into my hand.
[GUHAHA~HA~HA!! IT’S NO USE. YOU CAN’T DO ANYTHING WITH THAT CHEAP SWORD. THIS CAGE HAS BEEN STRENGTHENED, IT WAS SPECIAL] (Deizu)
The person who just spoke was a beastman next to Barro-san. I can’t help but think “I can see this coming”, as I turn my eyes towards the owner of a voice.
Hefty body with golden cat-like ears and hair, he have a feature full of wildness. But the thing that attracts my attention the most are his black-red eyes and marks like a crack on his face and his body. This is the state after someone swallowing the red ball, there is no doubt.
I remember when Marao first talked about the state of her country. She said that the top person of hardliner faction suddenly changed. I thought by a chance something like this would happen, and the person in front of my eyes proved my idea was right.
To put it simple, the person in front of my eyes right now is the top person of hardliner faction. I’m sure his name was Deizu, wasn’t it?
[I see….. You are Deizu, right?] (Grave)
I told Grave-san about the red ball before. It seems he come up with the same idea as mine.
Deizu’s expression changed into rage when Grave-san asking for confirmation. He glares at Grave-san full of hatred.
[DON’T CASUALLY CALL MY NAME WITH THAT FILTHY MOUTH, HUMAN!!] (Deizu)
The muscles all over his body are bulging even more in response to his angry roar.
But my eyes was attracted to something else, the red-black magical power that floating around his body. Un, it looks unpalatable….. but I bet it still delicious due to my skill effect.
Deizu was breathing in and out while trying to distract something inside himself. I and Grave-san were caught by the situation before us. We come back to our sense when Barro-san calls out Deizu.
[It’s time to go, Deizu-sama…..] (Barro)
[FU~FU~FU….. WELL, FORGET IT….. YOU HUMAN WILL ONLY LIVE UNTIL TOMORROW AFTER ALL!!] (Deizu)
[Life until tomorrow? What do you mean!?] (Grave)
Grave-san reacts to that disturbing word.
[THAT REMINDS ME, I HAVEN’T TOLD YOU ABOUT THIS. WE WILL BEGIN OUR MARCH TOWARDS SOUTHERN COUNTRY TOMORROW. BUT BEFORE THAT, YOU WILL DIE IN FRONT OF THE SOLDIERS. WE WILL HOLD A PUBLIC EXECUTION] (Deizu)
Ou…. we will be executed in public. I can’t keep quiet after hear it as expected. I turn my line of sight towards Barro-san. Whether he noticed it, he turns to this way and lowered his head deeply.
[I’m not going to make an excuse….. I just want to protect those who I should protect. For that purpose, no matter how ruthless the means, I will still do it] (Barro)
[The people you should protect….. do you mean Marao and the king?] (Wazu)
[That’s right] (Barro)
[Do you sacrifice us to protect them?] (Wazu)
[That’s right] (Barro)
[Did Marao know this…..?] (Wazu)
[Princess has nothing to do with this. I’m just doing my duties] (Barro)
Fuh….. then it’s not a good idea to go rampage. If Haosui who are going with Marao, it means she will be in my position right now.
That’s not acceptable but because Marao has nothing to do with all of this, I have to keep quiet and see the situation for time being…..
I don’t believe it, but if Barro-san’s words was true, then the hostages who are detained somewhere will be in danger if we run wild and escape right now. I should avoid such a situation.
[In that case, why are you sacrificing us who came to help…..?] (Grave)
[This morning Deizu-sama promised me. He will spare the life of people from moderate faction if I give your life] (Barro)
[OF COURSE. I WON’T INDISCRIMINATELY KILL OUR FELLOW] (Deizu)
He said so towards us with triumphed smile.
I see, more or less I understand what had happened. It seems this morning, Barro-san secretly went to negotiate with Deizu while we were hiding in the hideout.
Perhaps feeling guilty towards us, Barro-san answered our question obediently.
[How about Marao and the other…..?] (Wazu)
[Marao should have been reunited with Gio-sama right now….. Iura and the other are also safe. I will never bring harm to them] (Barro)
[In other words, you don’t give a shit about our lives huh?] (Grave)
[So they were also got caught…..] (Wazu)
[I can guarantee their lives at least] (Barro)
[GUHAHAHA!! BE AT EASE!! TOMORROW, WHEN YOU TWO ARE BROUGHT TO THE PUBLIC EXECUTION GROUND, AND THEY SEE YOU TOW DIE IN FRONT OF THEIR EYES, THE PEOPLE FROM MODERATE FACTION WILL UNDERSTAND THE RESULT OF THEIR LUKEWARM THOUGHT] (Deizu)
Said that much, Barro-san and Deizu went out the room. Well, I could hear what I wanted to hear, I have no other business in particular so that’s fine. Rather, tomorrow is a chance.
[I never thought something like this would happen….. what should we do, Wazu boy?] (Grave)
Grave-san approached me while scratching his head.
[Hmm? You look so calm, we are going to be executed tomorrow, you know?] (Wazu)
[I work in adventuring business, so I’m ready to die anytime. Although I’m feeling bad for leaving my wives behind, there are also a lot thing I still want to do….. How bout you, Wazu boy?] (Grave)
[Let’s see. I want to rescue the hostages and solve this matter as quiet as possible, but first I want to escape from this situation] (Wazu)
That being said, I bend the iron bar in front of me using my strength and straighten it back to original. Grave-san was surprised and started to send me an applause. It’s embarrassing so please stop that.
[Then, let’s take a rest for tomorrow’s action] (Grave)
Grave-san lies down and began to snore in the next moment. I’m amazed with how easy this person to fall asleep. I also lie down following Grave-san.
Unn….. we have nothing to do until tomorrow….. let’s sleep…..
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