251 – Scarier than an oni
Wh, what should I do? Th, the other dimension I sealed Kuro in, has a different flow of time to the present world . Because of that, though I can infer what’s going on inside the other dimension, the time lag is absolutely huge . That’s why I didn’t realise that there were signs that Kuro’s seal was breaking .
What should I do? What can I do?
1 – Dear Shiraori suddenly comes up with an idea for a counter attack .
2 – My friends come save me .
3 – Nothing can be done . Reality is cruel .
Yeah . The answer is number 3!
Well, there’s really nothing that can be done . Kuro is stronger than me anyway . Besides, for 2, I got no friends anyway! Hah-hah-hah .
Okay, maybe I should stop messing around and come up with a serious countermeasure . Saying that though, it’s obvious what I have to do . If he’s hostile then eliminate him . Otherwise, wait and see for a while . If possible I’d prefer it if he’s not hostile though .
After breaking out from the seal, Kuro is heading towards vampire girl and oni-kun . Hrm . Does he intend to get rid of oni-kun perhaps? For now, I don’t want to get vampire girl involved though . I guess I’ll prepare to save her at any time .
Regarding that vampire girl though, she’s sure been mangled by oni-kun . Now that oni-kun has activated Wrath, she’s unable to handle his attacks, and damage is slowly building up . Even with the golden combo of Future Prediction and Thought Acceleration, if she’s been continuously attacked at an unavoidable speed then they’re useless . It seems that she’s able to endure it with the defensive power of the Dragon Scales, but how long will that last I wonder .
Ah, she’s been decapitated . Or, so I thought but she catches her head in midair and sticks it back on .
WOW!? You can actually do that!? What the, I want to try that too! Ah, no, never mind . It seems painful .
However, well, it’s enough of a one-sided defensive battle that she got decapitated . I guess this is game over huh .
Hm? Vampire girl, is intending to do something? Don’t tell me she’s thinking of using Envy? Ah, she IS intending to use it . Whether or not she’s going to be killed, that’s not something you should use . It’s punishment time for you later okay .
Well, she doesn’t activate it . Since before that happens, Kuro arrives .
Kuro lands between vampire girl and oni-kun . Oni-kun slashes at Kuro, but gets beaten easily . I don’t know what she’s thinking but vampire girl tries to crash Vermillion Sea into Kuro . OI, FOOL, STOP! Vermillion Sea is simply erased completely by Kuro’s barrier . Of course such an attack would never work on Kuro .
Hey, wait! Vampire girl, you just used Envy right!? You actually used it!? What are you doing? Okay, PUNISHMENT TIME is booked .
Kuro grabs vampire girl’s head . I stand ready to go rescue her immediately if it looks bad . But, my worry is misplaced, and Kuro simply knocks her unconscious .
Then, Kuro pummels oni-kun . Really, it’s such a one-sided beat-down that the only word that works is “pummels” . A “don’t try this at home kids” level of pummelling . Perhaps his soul is starting to lose power, as even regeneration can’t keep up .
Ah, Wrath has expired . Ahh! I see, I see . Wrath also uses the power of the soul to activate, so if the underlying power runs out then the activation also stops . So, if the activation stops, I guess his sanity will more or less return . So long as his sanity hasn’t been destroyed already at least . But, it seems I don’t have to worry about that . While he was fighting vampire girl I was thinking that maybe his logical reasoning power still remained anyway .
「Are you satisfied with this?」
Kuro speaks to one of my clones . Oh my . What are you talking about?
「I know, if I kill this oni, I will turn you bastard and D into my enemy, right?」
Eh? That’s not actually the case though . Or rather, D is in the middle of critical work so probably can’t come .
「Even if this guy is a victim . The anger I am feeling now, venting my anger by hitting anyone makes me feel refreshed . It can’t be helped, this is my revenge . 」
Humph . In short, Kuro currently has no intention to oppose me for now . Sounds like a nice deal to me . It seems like he’s happened to fall under various rather magnificent misconceptions, but that’s convenient for me . I’ve got no obligation to correct him anyway, so let’s just leave him to his misconceptions then .
For now, I retrieve the fallen vampire girl and oni-kun into a space that I open . After confirming that, Kuro teleported . It seems that he teleported to the Demon King . I guess I should go too .
It’s about time that I should inform the Demon King about my final objective and the means . It’s probably better if Kuro is told some of that as well . Based on Kuro’s reaction when he finds out, Kuro’s future will then change . Either way, I can expect that he’ll oppose my final objective though .
Nevertheless, Kuro, is strong . A vastly lower rank person can’t fully see the whole story, but a portion can be seen . I can’t overlook how he broke my seal a lot faster than I predicted either . With this, it seems that I must revise my evaluation of him upwards . If Kuro and I go head to head right now, my chances of winning, are maybe around 20%? Even then, since I don’t really understand Kuro’s true strength I can’t say for sure . I have quite a high evaluation of him, but it’s possible that he exceeds even that .
As for my current strength, even amongst the lower ranked gods it’s the lowest of the low . In comparison, my prediction based on what I glimpsed in the current situation, is that Kuro’s strength is about that of a lower ranked god just a step below a middle ranked god . Normally I’d have no chance of winning . The qualitative difference is something like, if I’m level 1000 then Kuro feels like he’s a step below reaching level 10,000 .
However, I have been refining my abilities with the assumption of facing Kuro . Even if I cannot hope to compete in raw power, I’m sharpening my abilities to be something special . I can only win depending upon the gap in affinity . Same as always .
Yes, the same as always . Fighting higher ranked opponents, that’s what I’ve been doing the whole time since I was born into this world . Each time I gained victory using my threads and poison to take them unawares . This will be the same .
Although, that’s a long way off still . I teleport to the Demon King’s location . There, the Demon King and Kuro are waiting . Now then, how shall I begin?
Kuro’s words are all from “Oni VS Oni ⑥” .