General Duras shuddered and readied his divine sword. Even though his resistance to magic power had been greatly improved by the divine sword, I could see the cold sweat running down his face.
“As I recall, you asked me to do whatever I could to help Charlotte. As a return for saving her, I have a quick favor to ask. Play with me for a little while, great hero.”
The distance of several dozen meters was reduced in an instant, and I lightly poked his torso with my palm.
The great hero was blown away several hundred meters as if he was caught in a gust of wind.
When he landed on the ground and tried to balance himself, I was right next to him. The armor he was wearing was already shattered.
Without a second thought, I kicked him in the stomach and the blond general’s body flew into the sky. I deployed magic power in both hands and constructed a formation to release the magic of the first rung.
It was then launched into the sky.
More than a hundred tremendous explosions rolled out per second, filling the air with smoke.
As I recall, Keith told me that General Duras destroyed Zenan’s airborne mobile fortress, Beluda.
I tried to imitate the magic cannons emitted by the legacy of that prehistoric civilization, but we’ll see how it goes.
…… Hmm? Was the magic cannon supposed to fire 300 rounds per minute instead of 100 rounds per second? Oh well, it wouldn’t make much difference either way.
Sensing the power of the divine energy from the hot wind that scorched me, I catch a blow from the great hero’s divine sword with one hand, using the momentum of the fall.
“…… So this is the power of the Demon Lord. ……!”
“Do I look serious to you?”
I deliberately drew the divine sword and lightly pushed the sword of the great hero who was about to cut me in two with all his might.
At the same time that General Duras, who was defeated by the force, was blown away, I once again filled magic power in one hand and came up with a few interesting ideas, which I immediately implemented.
I stretched out the magic power in my five fingers like a thread, wrapped it around the great hero’s body, and then pulled hard.
When the body of the great hero, who was slightly slow to react in the face of an attack that he had probably never been subjected to before, was drawn in, he was hit with a roundhouse kick to the chest.
Even after receiving an unexpected blow, he would not let go of his divine sword.
I guess it’s because he knows that the moment he drops it from his hands, the victory or defeat will be decided.
General Duras stabbed his divine sword into the ground and landed forcefully on the spot. He spat out blood, but the sharpness of his eyes never faded.
However, his strength was only empty to watch.
“Well, it’s been fun, but …… it’s difficult for both of us to not give it our all. General Duras.”
“You don’t have to hide it. When you get serious, your ability will be even more tremendous. I’d even be willing for you to take it a little more seriously. But then, this whole area will be scorched, even Granden will be engulfed.”
I held out my right arm in the direction of Granden.
“It’s the same for me. If I put all my energy into it, I can obliterate every single person in that city in an instant.”
“Don’t force me to do it!!”
“No, I won’t. Rest assured, ……, my classmates are there too.”
I had always thought that I could not have feelings for anyone other than my beloved wives and the great wizard I once met, but the heart is a very difficult thing to understand.
Even though we’ve only known each other for a few months, I’ve developed more than a passing fondness for those special students.
It would be a shame to kill them. At first I thought I was only treating them to train those who would defeat me, but I have come to realize that I do not want to disperse their lives carelessly for any other reason.
“In exchange, I ask you to let Satan go.”
“That thing is no longer in a state of speech. I can’t just let it go.”
Claude Duras let out a ragged breath and continued on.
“The dragon kingdom of Zenan has invaded the territory of my empire because of the appearance of that thing. In the end, the young soldiers of my empire were sacrificed. I must repay them.”
“The situation was unexpected even for us demons. No one, not even the demons, could have predicted that Satan would appear. But now I am here beside him. I won’t let the people of the empire get their hands on him at all.”
“If that thing hadn’t shown up, none of this would have happened!”
General Duras shouted.
It seemed to me that this was the first time that the blond general, who wore a mask of calmness and composure in the face of everything, had revealed his heart to me.
“If that thing is a demon called Satan, then the Tenebrae Demon Kingdom must take full responsibility for it! If I let him get away with it, those who lost their lives won’t die in peace!!”
At that moment, a voice echoed in my brain.
“Your Majesty, everything is ready. You can start at any time.”
“…… Got it.”
I turned on my heel as Giselle’s voice beckoned me.
“Where do you think you’re going?”
“I will bring Satan back. He’s still my ally, and I’ll make time to talk to you about it again.”
“I’m not gonna let you get away with this.”
“Don’t let your feelings for the loss of your men and your impotent rage cause you to lose sight of yourself, Great Hero. If you interfere, I am willing to let you and the others disappear from this place. The whole city. My first priority right now is the lives of my allies. Everything else is secondary. If necessary, I will wipe out everything else.”
I walked over to Rena as General Duras slammed his fist into the earth and grunted.
She flopped down on the spot and looked at me with a dumbfounded expression. Gently, I lent her my hand and said.
“Huh, you’re pretty cute for a former hero, you know that?”
“Huh, ……, ah! I’m so sorry! I was so taken aback. It’s just like you said Lucifer-sama!!”
She took my hand, and when I got up, Rena and I went straight to Satan, hand in hand.
As we walked, I could see Rena staring at me like I was a hole in the ground. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen her like this. And just as I saw the deformed demon god lose consciousness and my brow clouded slightly, the voice sounded again.
‘Now, get Satan into the space magic. After that, His Majesty will join Rena, okay?’
“Hmm. Well, it’s not very elegant to carry this huge monster when I’m holding the hand of my beautiful wife.”
Rena tilts her head and stares at me.
I smiled at the adorable gesture and kicked Satan’s body as hard as I could as he lay at my feet.
By the time Rena made her funny noise, Satan’s body had already been sucked into the space magic.
“I don’t know what happened to him, but it’s a shame that a member of the Tenebrae royal family should lose his mind. When he comes to his senses, I’ll have to kill him once or twice before I listen to what he has to say. Now, let’s go home, Rena.”
“I don’t know where to start. …… Aww!”
“Just come with me. We’re going back to our Tenebrae Demon Kingdom.”
Dragging Rena’s frightened hand, I also walked ahead of the spatial magic.