Yesterday, Little Elan served food as if nothing had happened . It was a spicy mapo tofu soup .
Holding such happiness in my hands, I was already completely over my cold .
I did not feel much discomfort, but yesterday, Little Elan and Little Hairball were driven to run around crazy as if flames were shooting out of their mouths . Until now, those two’s lips were still inflamed .
“Today there wha asolutely no cutosers (Today there were absolutely no customers) . ”
I guess Little Elan is meticulously avoiding having her lips touch, or else they would probably hurt .
I supported my head and nodded . Soon, it would be dusk . I closed the store .
Although I fell ill because of insufficient magic, I had absolutely no thoughts of abandoning practicing making swords . If I couldn’t soon grasp the skill, I had no way of responding to the crisis that may come soon . For example, if right now, the real hero were to appear before me, I had no way of giving them a good weapon . As a result, I could ruin the hero .
Like that, I have become inclined to playing the villain’s role .
I did not believe that I couldn’t do it . Honestly, it’s merely sensing the skeleton and making a weapon to match . I only need the right direction, so in theory, there’s still hope .
As before, I didn’t care about severe magic depletion and used all my strength to make swords .
At this time, Ka Luona’s voice sounded out from above my head .
“Are you this fierce every night?”
Such speech that people could easily misunderstand could only come from her .
I turned my head . She stood atop the stone step, looking down from up at high at me .
This time, she wore a light green knitted turtleneck, a light red short skirt, and black tights .
The silver sword was, as usual, worn at her waist .
“If you don’t call out before entering here, be careful that I might mistake you for a thief and chase you away . ”
Seeings as she did not look like she came here to fight, I lay down on the ground and spoke .
If your magic power is too different than your physical strength, no matter how much you use magic, the total strength will not increase .
Extreme depletion will cause nerve pain .
She jumped down, noiselessly stepping on to the blue stone bricks like a cat .
“It’s no use . Even If I can’t see, I can’t hear, your aura is still there . ”
“Oh . ”
She hmmphed after being seen through .
I focused my attention on regulating my breathing, so I had no energy to ask her why she was coming . After the awkwardness persisted for a moment, she said:
“Are you really someone who opened a weapons shop?”
“Of course . Don’t tell me I seem like someone who buys and sells little girls?”
She said somewhat unhappily:
“But you might be stronger than my teacher . I graduated with the highest grades, but I still lost to you . ”
She sounded like she was unwilling to resign, but she obediently recognized her defeat like a good kid .
“So, you have been following me?”
I did not use an interrogating tone . Of course, I also did not have any intentions of rebuking her .
If you want to see clearly the reason behind a strong person’s strength, the best method is observation .
“But there seems to be nothing different about you from other people . I also could not observe your strength . I only saw you possessing skills in forging weapons, that’s all .
Her words held such a “How could this be, how could the answer to the question be this”-type tone . As expected, she still hasn’t given up .
“How long has it been since you graduated?”
“A year and a half . ”
“And in this time, have you directly battled anyone?”
“No one . But I still remember the fighting method very clearly–”
“With that kind of textbook battling style, you will never be able to beat me . You are definitely an outstanding person . Observation skills are outstanding, reaction speed exceedingly quick, memory excellent, and even your magic reserves are high . But a fight isn’t determined by numbers . Experience is also very important . ”
Ka Luona did not speak again .
I got up and planned to continue making weapons .
“Fight me again . This time, I will use the full strength of my skills to fight . ”
But I had not the slightest bit of interest .
It doesn’t matter how strong your skills are, if your weakness is the same .
“If Uncle wins, I will let you meet the one who made the sword . ”
“……Let’s go! Let’s fight right now!!”
If I can meet the maker, maybe I can truly know what I’m lacking .
Anyway, this time, my win has been decided .
Just as I thought that, Ka Luona’s figure instantly disappeared .
Immediately, I put all my strength into dodging . A sword had already been stuck where I originally stood .
Although I wanted to capture Ka Luona, fireballs had, in the blink of an eye, started coming towards me in all directions .
It’s not that I couldn’t dodge, but the path for dodging is limited . This is the doing of the fireballs .
Only a couple of days and you’ve already reached this level?
I waved my hand and used air pressure to shoot at a fire, choosing the other path, simply breaking through . And as expected, seven to eight strong vines came whipping past my body .
Anyhow, I first dropped to the ground . If had stood in the air above, I would’ve been bound hand and foot .
Suddenly, the vines at my side exploded .
Ze *clicks tongue* . A dazzling, thunderous light . Thunder was buried inside the vines before attacking .
I used my magic strength to scatter it, but the right arm sustained a wound .
She did not cling to using her speed to beat me, but rather used magic and her skills . Her goal has become “To win the final victory” from “To be first in all areas,” letting go of meaningless pride and childish battle theory .
She has become strong .
I really wanted to praise her like this, but doing so in the middle of the battle would be impolite, as if I were displaying my superiority .
“You’ve lost your composure, Uncle . When I use my skills to strengthen myself, it’s not too much to say that I’ve developed at a god-like pace”
Even if your strength increased, seeking to excel over others isn’t right .
Teaching a junior is also a senior’s duty .
“All-powerful God of Holy Light, bestow your follower with light that illuminates darkness!”
In a breath, she poured magic into the silver sword, and the sword immediately emitted an incomparably dazzling radiance .
At the same time as her figure instantly disappeared, the clumps of earth all around me soared into the air like a fast-growing plant, surrounding me .
Ma, you can’t be this free and unrestrained .
Even though I could easily break through this restricting action, that wouldn’t have any meaning . Presumably, Ka Luona believes that her full-strength attack has the strength to make me run off with my tail between my legs, thus the increase in her arrogance and made her reject continuing to advance . For her, who is overly used to the honors student life, having a strong opponent might not be a bad thing .
“All things forge . ”
The clumps of earth flew upwards . I turned my body and used three fingers to stop the silver sword from cutting down .
I (t/n: humble form) was not hurt at all, but in a circular area about ten or so meters behind me, the clumps of dirt seemed to have evaporated, frantically rushing into the sky . (t/n: basically, the dirt exploded (i think))
It certainly is an incomparably terrifying strength, but if you want to bring me down, you aren’t enough to even hit me .