Charging Magic with a Smile – Volume 03 – Chapter 146

I battled Seiya with Risha’s flame blade.

As expected of the one who gained the Evil God’s power…Seiya was stronger than ever.

We locked our weapons together and we screamed at each other.

「Remove the barrier and get lost!」
「Don’t get cocky Akihitooo! This! Is! MY! HATE!」

A foul smelling wind blew at my side.

I immediately dodged and Seiya’s kick, covered in malicious aura, barely scraped by my face.

「This bastard country! These towns! I won’t disappear till everything is destroyed!」
「You hate me that much!」
「OF COURSE! If you weren’t here!」
「You did this to yourself!! Reflect on it! All of these things were your own actions! I did nothing!」
「YOU LOOKING DOWN ON ME IS WHAT I HATE THE MOST!!!!」
「What!? Are you a kid!?」

As I yelled I swung my sword sideways and cut Seiya’s right arm off.

It drew a parabola through the air as I used the flames on my blade to reduce it to ashes.

「Not yet!!」

Along with his cry, Seiya’s arm regenerated.

「Upu」
(Are you okay Master?)
「I’m fine」

In order to reassure Risha I pretended to be alright.

Whatever Seiya did, a rotting stinking air attacked me.

The disgusting scent was almost like rotting fish.

Miasma.

That was the word that popped into my head.

It was probably that or something very similar.

「Uooooooooo!」
「Wa!」

Not giving me the opportunity to ponder, Seiya attacked me.

I blocked and countered.

I sliced him diagonally, cutting his body mostly into two.

His entire upper half was only holding on by a thread, but it regenerated quickly.

「Akihitooooooooooo!」
「Is his stamina infinite?」
「This is my grudge!! YOU WILL KNOW IT!」

We kept fighting.

Along the way some buildings were destroyed.

Each time they were destroyed Seiya’s eyes glittered.

「How’s this Akihitoooo? At this rate the town you’ve made will become nothing.」
「I can just make it again. Seiya…you really don’t get it.」
「What!?」
「No matter how much you break, or how much you exhaust yourself to destroy. It can’t compare to a single smile.」
「——!」
「It can’t compare to a single one of my Eternal Slave’s smiles.」
「How far will you go……….TO MAKE A FOOL OF ME!!??」

I heard a snapping sound.
A large blood vessel on his forehead had exploded and blood was streaming out.

I wasn’t making a fool of him. It was the pure and simple truth.

Even if all the houses around here were destroyed, it would only be on the level of several hundred thousand magic.

If you think about it like that, it was only one smile at worst.

Leaving aside my current fighting strength, Seiya’s destruction was only at that level.

「Did you know Seiya? With Risha and Raisa…their two smiles can easily restore this town.」
「Who the hell are they!!!!???」
「Risha aside…at least remember RAISA!!!」

My anger sharpened my swordsmanship.

I swung my blade quickly and violently separated Seiya’s head from his body, on the return swing I split his head in two as well.

I was burning with rage.

I burnt his split head with flames and enveloped his body with them as well.

His body writhed as he fell two his knees twisting in pain.

But the flames continued to burn.

They burned until Seiya’s entire body was reduced to ashes.

I don’t think I killed him completely, but for now it was over.

「……….」
「Master」

I looked down on the cremated Seiya as Risha, who had returned to normal, walked up from behind me.

「Thank you very much」
「What do you……..I suppose that would be insensitive.」
「Yes, thank you for getting angry for Raisa.」
「…..he really felt nothing for her…Raisa in her own way worked as hard as she could for Seiya until he threw her away. She probably worked harder than all of you even…」
「Yes……」
「It’s insane that not a single feeling was born from that.」
「But, I think that’s good.」
「Hm?」
「Because he was a person like that, Raisa is now Master’s slave.」

Risha said and looked straight at me.

「It’s because within the entire history of Eternal Slaves…..we are….Master’s slaves are the happiest Eternal Slaves ever.」

She said and smiled.

「I see……..then I’ll think of it as a blessing.」
「Yes!」
「Ok then….I beat Seiya for now…..and…hm?」
「Help!」

I heard citizens crying out for aid.

Risha and I looked at each other and set off running.

Along the way we spotted monsters, but since Seiya had disappeared they were writhing in pain as they slowly disappeared.

So, we ignored them and dashed past.

We reached the outskirts of town, the limits of the barrier.

「What’s wrong?」
「Your Majesty! Look at this!」

A citizen cried out.

As I was asked I looked at the barrier.

「The barrier is moving…..? No it’s contracting!」

It wasn’t just from the front. From the sides, above, and behind the barrier was closing in.

The dome-like barrier around the town of Akito was slowly growing smaller.

The shrinking barrier touched the first thing of the town…..the town wall.

「It’s melting…….」

I gasped.

The barrier touched the wall…….made by the DORECA and started dissolving it in an instant.

The barrier continued to close in.

「Uwaaaaaa!」
「R-run away!」

The citizens ran away towards the center of town.

The barrier continued shrinking as it engulfed the buildings along the way.

「Uooooo!」

I slashed at the barrier with True Eternal Slave.

I didn’t feel any real feedback. It was like swinging my sword into a stiff wind.

「Master! The Sword!」
「Mu」

Risha cried out.

I looked and saw a portion of the blade had melted.

「True Eternal Slave is……」
「Let’s run Master. Let’s go through the magic door and return to Ribek!」
「That’s no good.」
「Eh?」
「I won’t be abandoning this town.」
「B-but」
「……….」

I thought harder.

I backed away from the barrier as it closed in and thought about what I could do.

I looked at Battleship Risha on the outside of the barrier.

The Main Battery was still firing. Its magnificent firepower was being repelled by the barrier.

The Battleship was no good and True Eternal Slave was no good.

The barrier was a parting gift from Seiya.

「That’s how much hatred he has…」

I couldn’t help but be filled with a strange feeling of admiration.

「It looks like he truly hates everything that Master has made.」
「Yeah………hm?」
「Eh?」
「What did you just say?」

Risha looked blankly.

「Umm……that he really hates everything that Master made…? He did say that during your fight with him.」

He certainly…..did.

—This bastard country! These towns! I won’t disappear till everything is destroyed!—

Seiya had said that with a face filled with hate.

「………Risha, do you have your card?」
「Eh? Y-yes I do.」

Risha was puzzled as she took out her Slave Card.

「Use 「Deconstruction」」
「Okay, what should I destroy?」
「Everything.」

「Eh?」
「Get rid of everything I made with the DORECA.」
「All of it?」
「Yes. Get rid of anything and everything including people’s clothes! Everything. Hurry.」
「Y-Yes!」

Risha ran off in a panic.

As the barrier contracted, the townspeople gathered in the center of the town.

Without any time to explain, Risha and I went around town disassembling everything.

There was some resistance, there were a number of people who thought that I had gone mad.

I ignored them and continued.

「Master! It’s all done!」

Finally all the buildings had disappeared and the citizens were naked.

「The barrier hasn’t stopped.」

The barrier around the town had shrunk to the size of a large baseball field.

There wasn’t much time until the citizens would be enveloped.

「Of course」

I looked at Risha and said.

「We still have these after all.」

I used my DORECA and cast 「Deconstruction」.

True Eternal Slave disappeared.

「Ah………..」
「Risha」
「Yes」
「I’m sorry but……..we’ll need to destroy that as well.」

I said and pointed at Risha’s choker.

The proof of her loyalty, the thing that made them happiest…..the choker.

It was also something made by my DORECA. If we didn’t destroy it, the barrier wouldn’t stop.

As expected, I felt horrible.

But…

「Understood」

Risha acted as if she didn’t mind and raised her neck to me.

「Is this…ok?」
「A slave’s everything is Master’s after all. If it is necessary then please do so.」
「I see. Thank you.」
I used my DORECA and erased her Dress, Slave Cared, and finally her Choker.

Just like the citizens she was naked as the day she was born.

And finally, the moment 「everything I had made」 disappeared from the barrier…….

The barrier silently dissipated.


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