At the time Kenji Saito was busy putting his battle with the Nine-Tails to rest and preparing for his otherworldly cafe.
Harry, who had finished his work as a mercenary, had a meeting with his employer, the Japanese government.
“So you’re saying that this man was able to subdue the Nine-Tails and stop this national disaster with minimal damage?”
“Is that true? It’s not you, the most powerful mercenary in the world, or the Togami family, the foremost authority on the supernatural?”
“I’ve told you it is. I’m not going to tell you again. Don’t make me repeat myself. I’m not afraid to tell lies, but I’m honest in my work.”
Fed up with the repeated confirmations from the country’s dignitary, I told him the truth, that the credit went to the man.
As I said, I’m loyal and sincere in my work, so the client, the dignitary, could not pursue the matter any further and closed his mouth.
Of course, I don’t expect the dignitary to be convinced by this.
There was no way that the government would not take advantage of such a powerful man who had been hiding in the wild until now.
From now on, there will be secret surveillance and investigations into how the situation came to be like this.
This was a matter of course, and unless you were a flower garden, you would naturally realize this.
However, if that were to happen, the person in question, Kenji Saito, would be in a bind.
But that’s it, and it seems that it was a little inconvenient for him.
“I warn you, don’t mess with him. It’s a bad idea to underestimate him and get his knickers in a twist unnecessarily. He’s a crazy bastard that even I can’t see the bottom of. It’s not too late to do something wrong and have it come back to bite you in the ass. He’s is a monster that even surpasses that evil god, after all.”
“Hm… Is he that dangerous?”
He smiled at the response and chuckled to himself that he had managed to confirm him.
“Well, that’s what I say. At best, get around well so as not to hurt his mood.”
When I told him that much, he left the place. With a voice that no one could hear, I was saying, “I didn’t tell a lie.”
“Well, well. I guess I’ve done my duty to the guy. I’m loyal to my work, sure, but I’m more sensitive to “debt” than anything.”
What he meant by “debt” was that he had fought for him in the battle against the Nine-Tails, when he should have been the one to complete the mission, and he had taken care of the problem for him.
This time, he recognized it as a debt, and in return, he took steps to loosen the hand of the government.
“But yeah, even though that man couldn’t handle the evil god, I still have a way to handle it.”
Harry Taylor, Britain’s strongest mercenary, stares at one of his bullet, a blood-red bullet of magical power.
… a blood-red bullet might not be the right word
The bullet he was holding looked exactly like someone’s blood had congealed into the shape of a bullet.
“This blood bullet is an armament limited to sub-gods. The Vampire Lord, the evil god of my country, is a vampire god. The only thing I’m thankful for is that I didn’t have to use my trump card, which was shaped by the curse and blood of the Vampire Lord. I was going to use this as a counter to that old bastard, not the Nine Tails, the evil god of this country.”
He rolled the blood bullet in his palm and squeezed it.
As he did so, he was filled with an uncanny emotion, a kind of passionate determination towards the old bastard he was talking about.
It is not known who the old bastard was, but he seems to have a deep connection with the vampire god of England.
“If I could have put a bullet in her, I could have finished off Nine-Tails with a single blow. ……But that would mean I lose my trump card and have no way of countering that old bastard. I feel bad for Togami oldman, but I’m glad saved it for last. Oh, that’s right, I haven’t contacted that person yet.”
After saying that much, he went to a secluded back alley and made a phone call, even to the point of using a barrier so that no one hears the conversation.
“It’s me, Grace. I’ve done with this.”
“Whoa, it’s quick job for you. I bet you had a hard time dealing with that evil god. Did you perhaps use your trump card?”
From the conversation on the phone, you could tell that they are young, but from the quality of they voice, it was hard to distinguish between man and woman.
Apparently, this person called Grace also knows about the blood bullet, and considering the fact that he wanted to hide it from others, it seems that they have a fairly intimate relationship.
“I didn’t use it. I’m going to save it until the last, except for when I have to point it at that old bastard. The essence of this bullet is to destroy the blueprint, the internal information of the body’s structure. Even one hit will be fatal. It’s powerful, but if the enemy knows I have such card, they’ll take a preventive action and that’s the end.”
From the way he spoke, it seemed that this trump card, called the blood bullet, had a very small number of bullets.
Since the blood bullets are believed to have been taken from the Evil God called Vampire Lord, it is assumed that he could not prepare so many of them.
“How brave you are! So you fought back with your normal strength against that evil god? That’s amazing! As expected of you! Even though you’re a freelance mercenary, you’re still ranked number one in the Holy Magic Church!”
“That’s the thing, though. I’m not the one who defeated it. ……, or rather, the request was solved, but the target, the evil god Nine Tails itself, is still alive and well.”
“What do you mean, ……?”
The other party on the phone raises a question mark in a jumbled conversation, prompting him to continue.
“There was a guy…. Hey Grace, he can be used. The problem is the blonde woman and androgynous mechanical doll around him, they’re pretty scary, but it’s still worth it. It was worth it to come to this country just to get acquainted with this guy. ”
It was as if he was expressing the opposite opinion of what he had just said to the dignitary.
No, I guess not.
He was probably going out of his way to keep the government in check in case he needed to use it.
Of course, that “debt” is not a lie.
But there is a saying in the world that you can kill two birds with one stone.
From his point of view, he just paid back the debt and even used the repayment.
“If you’re so sure, then I guess you’re right. Then I should investigate the man, right?”
“Yes. I’ve already set up a checkpoint in the country to make it easier for you to move. You do the rest.”
“You can count on me. I’m a member of your team. I won’t let you down.”
Satisfied with Grace’s approval, Harry let out an amused laugh and hung up the phone.