WM – Chapter 209: Despair

“…Eh?” (Makoto)

That leaked out from my mouth. 

The Light Hero Sakurai-kun lost? 

The Sakurai-kun that defeated a Demon Lord in one hit? 

“No way…” (Furiae)

I could hear the mutter of Furiae-san.

I can’t believe this, but Sakurai-kun is lying collapsed at our back.

This is reality. 

“Ryosuke!” (Saki)

Yokoyama-san screamed and ran to where Sakurai-kun is. She is using a healing tool.

But it doesn’t seem like he is regaining consciousness any time soon.

…Footsteps rang.

“Now then, I will be taking the Moon Oracle with me.” (Alex)

The ones who reacted to his words were me and Lucy.

“[Spirit Arm].” (Makoto)

My right arm shone blue and mana gathered.

“[Ice Phoenix]!” (Makoto)

“[Fire Phoenix]!” (Lucy)

I take time to activate my spells because I have to borrow the power from Spirits, and Lucy needs to chant for her spells; the monarch spells of us two were activated at the same time.

The blue and red giant phoenixes intertwine with each other as they lunge towards the Sun Hero.

*Boom!!*

An explosion occurred. 

Firepower that could defeat even a dragon in one hit.

But…

“Makes me yawn.” (Alex)

The Sun Hero shows up inside the explosion without a single burn.

Unscathed even after getting hit by that?! 

“Moon Oracle, don’t resist.” (Alex)

“““?!”””

The Sun Hero suddenly moved right behind us.

I couldn’t see him at all!

“L-Let go! …My Charm isn’t working?! Why?!” (Furiae)

Furiae-san had her arms grabbed and she was struggling.

When Sa-san and I tried to save her…

*Pang!*

A heavy sound resonated, and we were sent flying several meters away. 

I could taste blood inside my mouth.

My whole body was screaming in pain.

Lucy had fallen by my side and there was blood coming out from her mouth.

“Lucy, are you okay?!” (Makoto)

“…I-I’m okay.” (Lucy)

She seems to be in pain, but she is still conscious.

Sa-san was blown away to the other side. 

What happened just now…?

“You! I as the Moon Oracle have the Retribution Curse, you know! If you hurt me, you will suffer the same wounds! If you kill me, you die too!” (Furiae)

Furiae-san shouted.

Right! 

Furiae-san has the Retribution Curse! 

Hearing this, the Sun Hero scratched his head as if this were a pain.

“Curses don’t work on me.” (Alex)

“L-Let go! Damn it, you brute force monkey!” (Furiae)

“What a noisy woman!” (Alex)

“Guh!” (Furiae)

The Sun Hero grabbed the neck of Furiae-san.

This guy! 

“!” 

“See, what happened to the Retribution Curse? Nothing happened to my neck.” (Alex)

The Sun Hero laughs as if having fun.

You damn bastard that laughs from choking a girl! 

My anger was on the verge of exploding, and just when I was about to use Spirit Magic…someone else moved first.

“You! Let go of Fu-chan!” (Aya)

Sa-san shining in rainbow colors punched the Sun Hero.

The Invincible Time of Action Game Player.

The strongest technique of Sa-san.

If it is that attack, it should work! 

“Hoh.” (Alex)

The Sun Hero that was grinning all the way until now had changed his expression for the first time.

As if his interest had been piqued.

“Interesting. You are putting a leg into Divinity.” (Alex)

The Sun Hero stopped the punch of Sa-san.

“Guguh!” (Aya)

Sa-san warped her face in pain.

He stopped a punch in her Invincible Time?!

An attack that nullifies all defenses?! 

“Fumu, I can feel slight pain.” (Alex)

The Sun Hero Alexander warped his face in displeasure.

“It is my turn now.” (Alex)

The fist of the Sun Hero shone in rainbow colors.

No, it burned.

It was like the Invincible Time of Sa-san…

Chills ran down my back.

No, if she were to get hit by that attack…

“Sa-san, run away!!” (Makoto)

“Too late, too late.” (Alex)

The Sun Hero laughed at my shout.

The next instant, the punch of the Sun Hero that felt like a flash had pierced Sa-san.

Along with a repulsive sound.

“Kyaaaaaaa!!” 

The one who screamed was Lucy.

The fist of the Sun Hero had pierced the stomach of Sa-san.

…What’s happening?

My brain couldn’t process what was happening in front of me.

“Gahah!” (Aya)

Sa-san vomited a large amount of blood, and her body was twitching.

S-Sa-san…?

No…way…

“Oops, I killed her, huh.” (Alex)

The voice of the Sun Hero returned me to my senses.

At that moment, the body of Sa-san shone white and disappeared.

“Ah…” (Lucy)

Lucy let out a short yelp.

The Remaining Lives of Sa-san must have activated there.

The calm part of me thanks to Clear Mind was telling me that. 

But I…had already lost any sense of stability. 

“Aaah….Gaaah……!” (Furiae)

Furiae-san had her neck grabbed and she was choking, foaming on her mouth, and on the verge of losing consciousness.

Lucy at my side was crying as she chanted her next spell.

A chant for Saint Rank Magic.

It most likely won’t work on this guy.

No, she might be killed before she even finishes.

Sakurai-kun is still on the floor.

Yokoyama-san doesn’t seem like she can move.

…Noah-sama?

(……)

There’s no response.

[Clear Mind] 100%.

Something…

A move……

Found one.

[Will you offer your body to defeat the Sun Hero Alexander?]

Yes

No

There was no hesitation.

This is the only thing I can do.

This is the only thing I can do to crush this damn bastard that killed Sa-san.

I glance at Lucy who is chanting while trembling.

“…Sorry, Lucy.” (Makoto)

“M-Makoto…?” (Lucy)

I apologize to my party member.

(Sorry…Noah-sama.) (Makoto)

I apologize to the Goddess.

(…!…) 

There was no voice in response.

I place the dagger on my own right arm, at the seal crest that was drawn with the Divinity of Noah-sama, and destroy it with the blade of the God Killer.

The Spirit Transformation that had been stopped with the miracle of Noah-sama had begun to corrode me.

From the right arm to my shoulder, and then my body began to shine blue.

I didn’t stop that. 

Please give me the power to save Princess and defeat the Sun Hero.” (Makoto)

I put my lifespan into self-destruction magic…and prayed.

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