The Uncle and the Pitch Black Tracker (part 3)
“Not bad, not bad!! You’re much stronger than Leon . Now there’s some worth in killing you!!”
I brandished my sword at him but was deflected by a fist .
Even with my speed at a higher tier, I cannot afford to give the enemy even the slightest of gaps .
I used the remnants of the scattered magic in the vicinity as a tentacle, strengthening my awareness .
It seemed like I was full of magic once again, since the original consumption of excessive magic . My body also couldn’t feel any of my pains .
The left arm that was almost destroyed by the attack also could now move freely, and all pain had disappeared .
A fist was incoming from the left side .
Without the slightest hesitation, I used my sword to chop head-on at his forearm, it was like hitting metal .
The part between my index finger and thumb trembled, but I didn’t feel any pain .
The black magic wrapped around his arm receded, opening a gap, but I had no way of matching his speed and recovery powers .
But his fist also lost its direction and couldn’t hit me .
I couldn’t even spare a moment to breathe . There was only one sword, but he had two fists .
When his left fist was attacking, I immediately used the outputted magic and condensed it my left hand to defend .
With a clanging sound, both parties were sent flying . But I flew farther .
I used my sword to scratch the ground and slow down and immediately launched my second attack . I didn’t have the opportunity to breathe, but neither did he .
Right now, I couldn’t see his fists . It wasn’t even his fists, I couldn’t even see his figure .
My brain could not hear any commands . Even if I saw him, I couldn’t respond to him . My mind was muddled, and my eyelids were becoming heavy . It wasn’t the same feeling as the time when I was filled with unadulterated hatred, but I felt like my entire existence had become fuzzy .
Myself, denying myself . Myself approving of myself . While contradicting myself, I dithered back and forth in my world .
Every time I swung my sword, I felt like I was disappearing bit by bit .
But it wasn’t enough .
I couldn’t beat my opponent with this level of strength . Only cutting into his defenses didn’t have any use .
“From your expression, it seems that even in death you want to protect that demon?”
There was nothing .
It seemed like my whole body was wrapped in a putrid smelling sludge . The darkness entered my nose and oral cavity, even making breathing difficult .
It was like heavily scratched DVD had made the DVD player make titching sounds, lit up, and the image started to flash .
The voice that had always been sweet, was plagued by a strange bloody smell . And following that, the light flashed, and the sweet smell suddenly turned into the stench of a fish that had been exposed to sunlight .
A feeling of wanting to vomit burst forth .
Soon I wouldn’t be able to resist .
A ringing sound started and didn’t stop .
Was it tinnitus?
Although I had already almost lost all sensation, I could still strongly sense my body’s internal organs but I didn’t know where they had been damaged .
Until when can this body hold on?
The scene before me became clearer, but there was a dark sky deeply buried in the corner of my vision .
I didn’t see what I expected…… . .
Swords were embedded densely in the surrounding earth . A cold wind swirled in the air . The swords were dyed dark red by frozen blood . Between heaven and earth, countless voices crying out came from a very far place, yet they were incomparably clear . But when I listened carefully all of the voices disappeared, leaving only the ringing sound and the sound of something crumbling .
This is your fear?
No, this is——my fear .
Standing atop a mound of swords is your fear .
And curling up under the black night, burying my face into my knees while crying softly, that’s my fear .
I am afraid of you, afraid that one day, you will appear next to me .
It wasn’t that person I was currently fighting in reality .
I’m talking about you .
You, who is always hiding somewhere in this body, waiting for an opportunity to gobble me up .
Our fears have woven together, mutually assimilating eacher . Then isn’t this the moment that you’ve been waiting for?
Not recognizing that is very normal . Probably you didn’t even do it deliberately .
But my existence was gradually disappearing .
Could it be that that’s not it?
Tell me, what am I turning into? Will I disappear?