Gazuna roared. Shortly after he swallowed the red ball, his body transformed. His eyes became blood-shot while its white part turned black. His face cracked as if broken. Black bat-like wings and a tail with an arrow shaped tip, grew from his back. His limbs swelled up with his nails extended long and increased their sharpness.
“AHAHAHAHA!!!!! WHAT IS THIS? MY BODY’S OVERFLOWING WITH POWER!!! I SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS FROM THE BEGINNING!!! WHY DIDN’T THAT PEDDLER COME FROM LONG TIME AGO?” (Gazuna)
(Hmmm…. what’s going on? I couldn’t keep up with the situation at all. Oh, that thing? Is the red ball the cause of her transformation?)
“G-Gazuna…. what’s with that appearance?” (Sarona)
“HAHAHAHAHA!!! ARE YOU CONCERNED BY SUCH A THING? MORE IMPORTANTLY, RIGHT NOW, YOU SHOULD WORRY ABOUT YOURSELF!!” (Gazuna)
The transformed Gazuna close the distance in the blink of an eye. His big arm took a backswing and Sarona-san received it with her knife. The knife stuck in to his arm but wasn’t able to stop its momentum. Sarona-san got blown away and her body crashed against the barrier.
Sarona-san fell to the ground.
“OI SARONAA~! WHERE IS IT!? YOUR STRENGTH FROM BEFORE!! I JUST TAPPED YOU A LITTLE!! IT’S UNFORTUNATE, SARONA!! YOU HAVE NO WHERE TO ESCAPE INSIDE THE BARRIER, NOBODY WILL COME TO HELP YOU!! ONLY “DEATH” AWAITING YOU” (Gazuna)
Gazuna pulled the knife that was stuck in his arm and crushed it with his bare hand. Little by a little, Sarona-san felt terror as he approached her.
(Phew….. It seems to be impossible for Sarona-san. This is the elves’ problem so I don’t want to get involved as much as possible. But compared to Sarona-san’s death, it’s an insignificant problem for me.)
I clenched my fist firmly while standing in front of the barrier. Sarona-san was lying down at the other side of barrier.
“Wazu-san….. Please….. run away from this place….. take all the people from the village with you….. I will buy some time somehow…..” (Sarona)
“HAHAHAHA!! YOU PEOPLE!! LOOK CAREFULLY HOW SARONA WILL DIE IN MY HAND, LOOK AT HOW HELPLESS SHE IS BEFORE MY POWER!!!” (Gazuna)
I swung my fist toward the barrier with only a light force because it seemed it would cause unnecessary damage if I put too much power in.
The barrier that separated me and Sarona-san, turned into particles and then disappeared to the sky.
“ “ “ “ Haa? “ “ “ “
Sarona-san, transformed Gazuna, Yuyuna, Ruruna, and other elves, everyone except me leaked out the same word in unison.
(You sure get along well, as expected from the people of the same village. They seem couldn’t grasp at the situation well, but I can’t wait you know?)
“Here I come ~” (Wazu)
Clenching my fist, I walked toward Gazuna who was standing before me. He just silently looked at my direction, but suddenly his eyes turned sharp.
He tried to bisect me with his nails, but I stopped it with my hand easily. He screamed at me just like a monster, not just his appearance. Still on it, next his other hand approached me from the opposite direction, but that was also stopped by my other hand.
Gazuna put all his strength in order to move his hands but they did not budge an inch. His face turned red while trying to shake off my hands.
Next, he opened his mouth wide and some kind of black light came out. from there some kind of black light come out. I received it with my hand and moved back at once.
Gazuna moved a few steps backward while staggering. His face seemed to want to say something with disbelief, but he immediately took the distance instead.
“What now?” (Wazu)
I said it with a big smile. Gazuna pointed his trembling finger at me.
“WH-WHAT…… WHAT THE HELL…… ARE YOU?” (Gazuna)
(That again huh. I told you before that I am just an ordinary human.)
“ARE YOU…… REALLY…… A HUMAN?” (Gazuna)
I moved one step forward with a sullen face and Gazuna moved a few steps further back.
(Oii! ain’t he frightened? Oh well, I’m more concerned about Sarona-san, so let’s end it quickly.)
I slowly raised my arm to get his attention, then slowly clenched it into fist.
“DON’T COME!! WHY!! WHY’S IT ALWAYS ME!! SARONA, AND NOW YOU, WHY DOES EVERYBODY ALWAYS GET IN MY WAY!! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~” (Gazuna)
“It’s not my intention…..” (Wazu)
It was at that moment when Gazuna tried to escape
“…..but maybe it’s because you’re hurting someone I like!! (Wazu)
In that instant, I punched Gazuna’s face a little seriously
(Huh? I…. just now…. what did I say again? Somehow, I was caught in the mood and told my feeling towards Sarona-san….
Ughh, I did it….
What should I do…. my face became somewhat hot. I can’t look at Sarona-san directly.)
I took a glance at Gazuna’s condition. He sank into the ground and lost his consciousness.
(He doesn’t seem to be dead. Well, he is somewhat fine, I guess? I’m sure he won’t die just because of my punch.)
The red ball came out from his mouth, turned into particles, and then disappeared just like that. His body turned back to the that of an elf. No, that was not quite right. It was an elf for certain but his whole body cracked.
I looked back without thinking
There, Sarona-san was standing with reddened cheeks. I recalled the words I just said earlier, and my mouth suddenly turned dry while my body couldn’t move.
“Well…. that’s…. about Wazu-san’s words from earlier….” (Sarona)
“I appreciate…. your feelings…. so-sorry….. no, I mean…..” (Sarona)
I ran away from that place at full speed.