Chapter 142 - Cowardice Within Oneself
The moment I lost my footing and realized that I fell into a pitfall, I grabbed Meru and threw her up.
[Please take care Meru~!!] (Wazu)
I believe that my voice had reached them as I fall down to the bottom of pitfall. The inside of the hole is so wide that I couldn't reach its wall even when I was stretching both my arms and legs. I’m falling down without any resistance.
If I look up..... I can see the hole of pitfall slowly closing along with *gogogo* sound. The inside of hole turned utterly black.
I can feel a oating sense of falling even now. I realized that I'm inside a vast space as I open my eyes.
I can see the hole I was falling down if I’m looking up at the top, other than that, it's wall of stone as far as I can see. It's easy to imagine that this place is underground.
The estimated size of this space is big enough to put the whole castle and its capital above. In some places, there are many huge pillars supporting this underground space.
While I was falling down and conrming the surroundings, the battle sound from below reached my ears.
I managed to twist my body and rearranged my falling posture, there was a woman ghting against something below.
It turns out that I'm already close to the ground rather unexpected. I adjust my posture in a hurry and landed on the oor made of stone.
Large cracks spreads on the stone oor along with a loud landing sound, smoke also rising in the surroundings. Inside that smoke, I'm checking the state of my body.
Well, considering my status, I would be remain intact even if I fell down on my back, so it was really just for peace of my mind.
There were no abnormalities in particular when I was checking my body, but..... would I reach the previous place if I jumped in full power towards the hole I'd fallen?
When I was thinking about such a thing, the smoke cleared up and I was able to see the surrounding.
I can see a woman who had been ghting something until a while ago came closer to me, then calls out to make sure of my safe appearance.
[.........fell down from such height but still standing, are you really a human?]
[How rude! Of course, I'm an ordinary human!] (Wazu)
I'm speaking out my mind while looking at the woman..... but for one reason, she is a beastman.
Golden cat ears and hair that long enough to reach the shoulder, the corner of her eyes that rise gives her a strong-willed facial features, it's not wrong to call her beautiful.
Her chests are big but her waist is slender, I can understand at glance that her body is well-trained.
She wore a light-looking armor that doesn't obstruct the movement, covering the area of breasts, waist, arms, and legs. Under the armor, there is a thin cloth from her chest down to her waist. You also can see a cat-like tail sticking out from behind.
A slavery collar is tted on her neck and if I take a good look, there seems to be bruises in some places.
[Don't mind it, I'm ne! So, the reason for a human fell into this place, have you been thrown away by your owner, that self-proclaimed king of the world?]
[..........are you perhaps misunderstand something? I'm not one of his slave or something else. I came here by my own volition to help the kidnapped beastmen] (Wazu)
[..........but you fell?]
When she said it bluntly..... it's embarrassing.....
[B-But I came here with a reliable companions. I also brought someone from the beastmen kingdom, Deizu] (Wazu)
Papa? Hmm..... could it be she is.....
[I see, I see, so papa is coming for me. Then, I can't stay forever in such a place] (Maorin)
[Yeah. Speaking of which, why is Deizu's daughter-san in such a place? What were you doing here?] (Wazu)
[Eh? What was I doing here? I was ghting with those thing!] (Maorin)
Deizu's daughter-san shifted her body to the side a little and said so. Inside my opened eld of vision is..... an extremely thick and long arms, though it's standing, its upper body is supported by a lower body that shaped like an inverse triangle, a square thing like a small face is attached on its top, it has a thing like a big round lens.
Their bodies are made of stone, their movements make them looks like some evil dolls, the existence called "Golem" from the story is oating inside my mind. There are dozens of golems surrounding us unnoticed.
I thought they were part of this underground scenery at rst, but they were actually moving and one golem was already close.
[After being caught, they found out that I have the highest strength among the present beastmen and was sent here to ght against those guys. I've been ghting over and over again, I guess they wanted to conrm how far I could ght against such opponents. Those guys also seems to be getting stronger each time I fought them.....] (Maorin)
[..........just for conrmation, how could they understand that Deizu's daughter-san was the strongest?] (Wazu)
[That time, we were told to ght each other in the presence of that self-proclaimed king of the world..... the winner and those who have a certain strength were sent here..... the other beastmen who have been sent together with me were already.....] (Maorin)
Deizu's daughter-san pointed a location with a heartbreaking face. There are dozens of beastmen lined with their hands on their breasts, sleeping for eternity.
Perhaps she was the one who gathered them in one place...... it would have been painful..... I prayed that the souls of the beastme that sleep there will be called to heaven without hesitation .....
A picture suddenly appeared in the air when I was doing that.
[Yahoo~ Oh~ So you are really alive~ That's surprising~!!]
In the picture there was a face of woman who was next to that self-proclaimed king of the world from before. Her eyes lit up as if she just found something interesting. That made me a little frustrated.
[But~ You know~ Perhaps it was better if you were dead~!!]
The woman told me that and withdrawn from her spot..... the image of the same golem surrounding the female camp members was reected in the air.
Moreover, it seems they were struggling. As I looked at their situation, there was an unimaginable scene entered my eld of vision.....
Narellina and that self-proclaimed king of the world exchanged a kiss.
The affair of Aria in the past revived inside my brain. I started trembling uncontrollably..... enough..... please stop..... why do you show me such a sight.....
[Hahaha! What's wrong? You are trembling!! Oh, poor guy!!]
I can hear that woman ridiculing me.....
Just when I was about to cry, I saw the image of tears owing from Narellina's eyes and that self-proclaimed king separated himself from her. Blood is dripping from the gap of the hand that holds down his mouth. She seems to have just bitten him.
A shadow jumped between Narellina and that self-proclaimed king, it was Naminissa. She built a magic barrier in front of herself and slammed it towards the body of that self-proclaimed king of the world. While that self-proclaimed king ew backward, Naminissa hugged Narellina as if protecting her.
[Are you alright, Ane-sama?] (Naminissa)
[..........don't worry, I think that as I've just been bitten by a dog] (Narellina)
[Forcing Ane-sama on her rst kiss!! I absolutely won't forgive that guy!!] (Naminissa)
The picture was suddenly cut off. It was probably because the woman has left to help that guy in hurry.
[What on earth did you want to do?] (Maorin)
I'm thinking next to Deizu's daughter-san that saying so. I restrain the reviving past and think of the answer. Narellina bitten that guy lips, Naminissa said the kiss was forced..... moreover..... Narellina was shedding tears.....
So surely, Narellina was being kissed forcibly.....
I decided to believe in them.....
I believed in their love for me.....
I will trust their words because of that.....
In other words, that guy forced his lips to Narellina.....
Narellina was crying.....
Narellina who was always acting bravely..... was crying.....
That guy has made her cry~!!!
And what did I do when she was crying? I was staring dumbly and couldn't make any decision.....
I slap my cheeks once. Though Deizu's daughter-san has an astonished face because of my sudden behavior, I don't care.
The anger towards my cowardice self. The anger towards the man who made Narellina cry. There is something inside me broken!!
The Godhood has been activated in anger.
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