Ex Strongest Swordsman 210 (Self Edited) – Ex Strongest, Getting Tired

 

Ex Strongest, Getting Tired

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“Hmm… after coming smoothly this far, it’s not going to be like that anymore, is it… no, maybe, the amount of debt in the past is haunting back all at once…?” (Soma)

“If you have time to spout nonsense, move your hand, alright!” (Aina)

“I’m moving my hands, don’t you see it? Well, it’s true that I’m spouting nonsense, but I can’t do it unless I say that much because I’m getting tired soon.” (Soma)

— The Rules of the Sword – God Killer – Dragon Killer – Protection of Dragon God – Absolute Slash – Lightning Speed – Clear and Serene Mind – Wild Dance: Riot of Flowers.

The moment he swung his arm with a sigh, those that were in front of him blew away. Were there about two hundred in number? The space in front of him opened up in an instant, but it filled up immediately.

By the same or better monsters as before.

“Getting tired… you… aren’t you putting way too bluntly!?” (Aina)

“Well, it’s just that, it’s been two hours, isn’t it? I’ve been doing this all the time. So, of course, I’m getting tired of it.” (Soma)

He sighed again and swung his arm. The same thing was simply repeated. The monsters disappeared and refilled immediately. Then, it disappeared again.

Soma’s group had been doing this for about two hours.

“Dear me, I wish I could use magic for this kind of time. If magic could be used, more monsters would be eliminated all at once.” (Soma)

“Are you trying to argue with me who can’t defeat monsters all at once like you!?” (Aina)

“Hmm? No, that’s not the case, but… isn’t this a problem where it doesn’t suit you? Well, I did say it, but certainly, even if you can use magic, you aren’t necessarily able to use large-scale annihilation magic, but…” (Soma)

“If it’s not compatible, why did you say it when you were looking at me!? In the first place, your standard is strange in many ways, you know!” (Aina)

“Is that so…?” (Soma)

It was true that Soma’s standard was based on his mother, Sophia. However, he thought of this merely because Aina wasn’t compatible with this situation. It could be said that Aina was a mage leaned toward combat style, but being good at attacking didn’t necessarily mean that she could use large-scale annihilation magic.

Rather, Aina specialized in short-range, high-power magic against a single entity under limited conditions. The direction was fundamentally different.

It wasn’t good for this situation of course, but the former direction or large-scale magic was certainly needed in this situation. Needless to say, if Sophia was here, the battle might have ended before long, but there was nothing good to mention.

“…Perhaps I should say that both Soma and Aina are excessive.” (Sheila)

“Hmm? (Soma)

“Eh, what is it?” (Aina)

“…I can’t defeat more than one enemy at a time unlike you two.” (Sheila)

“Hmm… that’s true, but there’s no problem with that right?” (Soma)

Certainly, Sheila’s fighting style was even more restrictive than Aina. Aina could also use some large-scale magic, but Sheila was completely one-on-one style.

It was to focus on the enemy in front of her and to make sure that she would defeat the enemy. Yes, she had that kind of fighting style.

But that didn’t mean that she couldn’t fight more than one enemy. Although she couldn’t fight multiple enemies at a time, she could remarkably repeat one-on-one fight multiple times because of her agility.

To begin with it was a mistake to try to fight multiple enemies at a time when using a sword. Soma thought that there was no problem because that kind of style was reasonable and efficient…

“I wanted to make a follow up, but I think that’s not what you want to say, right?” (Aina)

“…Yes, that’s not it. It’s alright.” (Sheila)

“Hmm… follow up, huh… I’m pretty sure that’s your real intention…” (Soma)

“Rather… stop with that chatter!” (Aina)

“I’m moving my hands properly, you know?” (Soma)

— The Rules of the Sword – God Killer – Dragon Killer – Protection of Dragon God – Absolute Slash – Lightning Speed – Clear and Serene Mind – Wild Dance: Riot of Flowers.

He erased the monsters while saying it, but the void space created was immediately filled with monsters. It was a scene that had been repeated all the time to the point he got tired of sighing.

“Speaking of which, aren’t you chattering a lot too? Well, since you have been stuck with Soma-san for quite some time, I guess that’s his responsibility.” (Felicia)

“Don’t you think that you’re being unreasonable?” (Soma)

“Aah… that… sorry.” (Aina)

“Aah, no, I’m sorry for chattering. This is just an excuse to say that I’m worried. As for me, I’m not being useful at all…” (Felicia)

“That can’t be helped. To begin with, everyone is aware of that.” (Soma)

“…Yes, no problem.” (Sheila)

It was just a fact, but it wasn’t a matter of concern. However, Felicia didn’t seem to think so. With a gloomier look, she whispered.

“…I’m sorry. If there’s at least a forest nearby, I would have been helpful…” (Felicia)

“Well, it’s only grasslands around here, and there’s no forest nearby.” (Soma)

“…Yes, it can’t be helped.” (Sheila)

“I’m aware that there’s no forest, but… can you say this place is a grassland?” (Aina)

“I think it’s fine to say it that way, right? Despite being paved with monsters, you won’t include them in the terrain.” (Soma)

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The meaning of those words was as it was. In a literal sense, the ground was covered with monsters, and they couldn’t even see a part of the ground.

That was the scene spreading right before Soma’s group.

As mentioned earlier, they were progressing so fast that they could be said to be doing well. They left the last town to go to Lautern, where the royal capital was. However, less than thirty minutes stepping into Lautern, they were attacked by hordes of monsters.

Far from just one side, they were surprised because there were too many of them to the point they couldn’t see the ground surface and beyond. It wasn’t something they couldn’t leave alone. As soon as they entered Lautern, they saw something like this. Thus, they started exterminating them while thinking that it might be related to the unpleasant feeling that Soma had. It didn’t take that long to realize that it was strange.

No matter how many they defeated, they didn’t feel like the number became smaller. Since they couldn’t see anything beyond them, it should be decreasing properly, but this was abnormal.

No matter how abnormal it was, they couldn’t leave it alone. They continued to defeat them, but even after two hours, it wasn’t over.

However, it wasn’t actually a problem for Soma. That explained what was discussed earlier.

The main problem was… he was getting tired of it.

“At least, it would be another story if there are at least preferable monsters.” (Soma)

“…Yeah, that’s true. I’m also getting tired soon.” (Sheila)

“Even Sheila too! Well, it’s not that I can understand you guys…” (Aina)

What Soma said was completely true. At least, if they were a bit more decent opponent, he wouldn’t have said that he would get tired.

However, it was impossible. After all, they were dealing with lower level monsters such as corner rabbits and others.

If there was only one, even those who didn’t have Beginner Skills of combat skills, it was something that they could defeat if they gathered a few people. That was why, even if it was easy to defeat all of them together, they eventually became tired.

“It would be quite different if strong enemies were mixed in…” (Soma)

“You are probably fine with that, but I’m having a hard time, you know!” (Aina)

“…Yes, I can understand your feeling.” (Sheila)

“Sheila is doing it again… Soma-san, are you going to tell me that you aren’t influencing my sister in a strange way?” (Felicia)

“Is it because of me?” (Soma)

But then, it was because of such enemies that made them possible to keep fighting until now. After all, it had been two hours already. Apart from Soma and Sheila, Aina wouldn’t have been able to keep fighting that far.

Although it could be said that the number and the strength of the monsters were inversely proportional. If strong monsters appeared, the number was small, and if weak monsters appeared, the number was large.

They didn’t know why this was happening, but if there were fewer stronger monsters, it was likely that it was over by now…

“Dear me… This is tiring.” (Soma)

“…Yes, and I’m not sure if we can go through them.” (Sheila)

“Plus, we can’t leave them alone…” (Aina)

“…I’m sorry. I wish I had noticed something at least…” (Felicia)

“I told you, you don’t have to worry about it, alright?” (Soma)

Anyhow, he wondered what he should do. To be honest, he felt that he could blow the monster away with all his might, but… he didn’t feel that would be the end of it.

No matter how many there were, rather than ten thousand, they might have already defeated more than a hundred thousand. It would be strange that the number didn’t reduce. There was no such a thing. If they couldn’t accurately pinpoint where the monsters were always being replenished from somewhere, it would be pointless no matter what they did.

Above all, this situation wouldn’t end. He was certain that there was something far more troubling ahead. Since he had such a premonition, he said that he was getting tired, but he had no choice but to keep going.

“Nevertheless, I was planning to go to the royal capital before the day end, but I think we still need to take a break at this rate.” (Soma)

“…Yes. We don’t know what’s ahead of this situation. So, even if we get to the royal capital, it may serve no purpose.” (Aina)

As Soma expected, Aina seemed to consider the situation. First of all, he had to deal with this situation.

“Hmm… it seems if I continue this as it is, I will only get more tired. It can’t be helped. I’m going to change the plan a bit.” (Soma)

“Change the plan… what are you going to do?” (Aina)

“For now, I’m going to push deeper.” (Soma)

“Haa!?” (Aina)

“Another unreasonable action again…” (Felicia)

“It’s not unreasonable, you know. Rather, nothing would change if I don’t change the plan.” (Soma)

In fact, nothing had changed so far. The chances that it would remain the same was high. With Felicia here, it was best to end it if possible, but if it wasn’t, he had to try other means.

Of course, Soma was the only one who could do that.

“…Yes, I understand. I will cover you.” (Sheila)

“Haa… Well, surely, you’re right. I got it. I’ll cover you as well.” (Aina)

“Hmm, I leave this place to both of you.” (Soma)

“…Soma-san.” (Felicia)

“Hmm? (Soma)

“Please don’t overdo things, alright?” (Felicia)

“Didn’t I say it? I wouldn’t go that far.” (Soma)

In order to reassure Felicia, who looked anxious, he showed a fearless smile and erased the monster before her  as before. For a moment, there was a blank space in front of him, and…

— The Rules of Sword – God Killer – Dragon Killer – Protection of Dragon God – Absolute Slash – Lightning Speed: Secret Technique – Flash.

He struck another blow before the monsters gathered, forcibly expanding the blank space. And then…

“I’m going.” (Soma)

Soma leaped into the horde of monsters in a casual manner.

 

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