The Uncle and the Tracker (part 6)
While I was in a trance, I felt that man grab my hair, bring his mouth close to my ear and say in a low voice:
“This is the end, hero impersonator . ”
But I had no strength to respond to him .
“I can’t find the aura of that little demon . It looks like she has run away . Although that’s a shame, killing you is good enough for me . Leon . ”
This time, he didn’t call my name, instead he simply called me Leon .
The previous owner of this body, since the beginning .
Leon’s body had given me a second time at life and had led me to death .
Inside the imaginary world constructed in my mind, Leon stood atop a sea of corpses . The bodies undulated like the tide beneath my feet . My footing was unstable, but Leon did not move at all .
Maybe I was very similar to that man . Seeing him in this final moment .
The tracker’s voice seemed to reverberate:
“Leon, that bastard, sheltered that demon . What’s more, he sheltered one of the five generals, Scampelier . The Scampelier who had killed close to three hundred of our Expedition Regiment . But at the final moment, Leon let her go . That bastard!! He was just like you, enticed by a demon’s pretty face . Choosing to give her refuge . So, we had to punish him . After he retired, we acted to kill him . Please do not mistake that it was like today, where only I came to kill you . The number of people who wanted to kill Leon was too many, so we had no choice but to work together . If not, we wouldn’t be able to resolve our hatred . ”
You’re quite skillful, Leon .
I looked at the man before me . His figure was very hazy . The familiar face seemed like it was extremely far away .
I don’t know why what his goal was in protecting a demon, but I could understand . Maybe I came to this world so I could inherit Leon’s will . Even there was only one person on the world who understand him, that person would definitely be me .
But the difference between me and him was that Leon was a lot more daring .
I believed that the demons were good, that humans were good . They were all legitimate citizens of this continent . But because I had come from a more advanced in technology, thought, a more liberated world, I didn’t possess any unjust resentment in this world .
But Leon was a hero . Maybe he was like Nuode, becoming a hero because of a deep hatred of demons . As a hero he chose to forgive, though he was given the vile name of a traitor . I thought the Leon was a true hero .
The wind and sand blew around and Leon’s figure became fuzzy .
This brief life was a pretty good life .
In these two years, I had performed the role of an average villager, and then a travelling salesman for a short amount of time . Seeing so many young heros, maybe I had already found the real definition of my role .
I am the weapon shop uncle, Zhai He .
I have made the most wonderful weapon around, excepting Maylise’s . I am an outstanding forger . I have helped many people . I have used the end of my life to protect those people who had left, and I strived to live, up until the last moment .
Here, I had temporarily forgot those memories that I was the most reluctant to rememberfrom that world . Forgotten the memories, which every time I remember, would make me incomparably sad . Even if now is but a feverish dream of that world, even if when I grip the sword, my memories will be mixed with those of that time, I will work hard to overcome them and choose to move forward .
For me, the future is incomparably important . But the present is also very important .
This was the final time I would draw the sword . I made a promise . This was enough .
Goodbye, Little Elan .
Without me saying anything, you will definitely strive hard to live here . No matter if it’s Yazi or Mademoiselle Phantom, both of them are intelligent people who will help you .
Finally, I could say it .
I struggled towards Leon . When I brushed shoulders with him, I fell into the boundless darkness .
This was my life . I had no regrets .
“Did you not hear me? Well, it doesn’t matter . ”
Immediately the short, jagged edge of the sword pierced through my neck .
My consciousness had already been lost .
When I was unconscious, I could hear a sweet-sounding, female voice .
“Let him go…… . I know, I’ll take the consequences……please, Shen Zhen . ”
When I woke up, I saw people I didn’t know .
There was a small girl wearing a white cap who jumped into my arms without explanation .
With her was another girl, on the cusp of adulthood, giving off sex appeal . Her dark green eyes were full of tears .
A tiny animal was stepping on my head, desperately clutching my hair, saying things like “Bendaye was so worried you died . ”
A silver haired donkey was rubbing its face into my shoulder .
A semi-transparent, wise and elegant ghost maiden had on a pitiful crying face .
“He ge, you’re all right!!”
Sobbed the little girl as she pounced into my embrace .
Why am I here?
I don’t know anything at all about my present state .
Moreover, I remember that I died .
He ge? I repeat the name in my mind . Who is that?
The ghost who looked extremely intelligence pushed back her glasses with a shaking finger .
“Then you are——”
Ah, ah .
Asking for my name?
So it was like this . They happened to save me by chance and didn’t know my name . What a goud group of people .
“Me? I am Leon, the hero Leon . ”
I felt that it had been along time since I had announced that name .