Chapter 26 – Luxembourg’s Secret Manoeuvring
Demon General Luxembourg was standing on the Beruga Plains. She had been watching the earlier battle with great interest.
“Fighting head-on with the Evil God? Are they idiots? In a battle you have to hit their weak point, see? Aren’t I like, super smart?”
Luxembourg was aiming to profit in the aftermath of their battle.
But first I’d better thank them for these wounds.
Using her incredible sense of smell and vision, she searched for the Demonic Evil Three.
Seiryuu and Byakko were passing through the plains on the backs of their mounts. Going ahead to intersect their path, Luxembourg lay in wait in a bush to the side.
The wind was blowing. Based on their positions, the mounts wouldn’t notice her.
After a few minutes, the mounts passed by Luxembourg without noticing her…
“Huhu, where you going♪”
With measured timing, Luxembourg leapt out and aimed a powerful kick at the mounts. The mounts were struck by an incredible force, and were blown back along with their riders.
The mounts were a few hundred kilos each. Even so, they had been blown back dozens of metres. That alone told of the kick’s tremendous power.
The mounts stood unsteadily, and roared to try and protect their fallen masters. Despite their broken legs and damaged fangs, they pressured Luxembourg.
“How silly. You should have just left guys like these and run away.”
Luxembourg boldly approached them as they howled, and with a swing of her arm flew the heads of the mounts.
Now then, how were the other two?
First she looked at Byakko. There was a large, fist-shaped hole in his belly, and he was spurting blood from his mouth. Even his breath was feeble, and you could tell that he had taken a tremendous hit. When Luxembourg approached, Byakko entreated her help, seemingly delirious.
“O-, Oh… S-, Sa, ve… m-…e”
“Hmmm~♪ Do you wanna be saved that bad?”
“M-, Make haste… damn you. F-, Fool, m-, my mana, cannot――”
Luxembourg shot a magic bullet at him. The merciless bullet collided violently with his stomach.
“Kyahahaha♪ What the heck, what a grossss voice.”
While weakened, he had taken a magic bullet from one of the Six Demon Generals. Byakko even lost his original form as he was smashed to pulp.
Next, Luxembourg examined Seiryuu. Seiryuu had been more severely injured; the bone had been pulverised all across his body, and he wasn’t even properly conscious.
“Ki, goh… gah…”
“Hmm. This guy is on his last breath, isn’t he. Guess it can’t be helped. He was beaten to a pulp by the Evil God after all.”
Luxembourg peered in on Seiryuu’s face. Her expression was filled with joy.
“Heyy? Want me to save you?”
She trampled on his head with all her might, and his skull collapsed with a splurt.
“Kyahaha♪ This is what happens when you get carried away, you know.”
So she muttered happily.
Kyaha, what a bunch of retards.
With this, she felt a little better.
“Now then, where was the Evil God again?”
Her pupils widened…
The Evil God was laying down, nestled against Camilla. And behind her was the unconscious Nielsen.
Using her completely trained limbs, Luxembourg moved at high speeds to where the Evil God was laying. Although an enemy quickly approached, the Evil God was sleeping peacefully without notice.
And then, Luxembourg clamped the Evil God’s head in her hand.
“So this is the Evil God… She really does look just like a normal human.”
A lovely face, and a slim neck. With her dainty body, she looked like nothing but a human. Had Luxembourg not seen that incredible battle, she wouldn’t have been able to believe it. And next to the Evil God was Camilla the traitor.
“You guys really are too defenceless… So stupid.”
Luxembourg’s face warped in joy. The joy was irrepressible. Not only were those cocky nuisances gone, the Evil God was weary and battered. How often would as wonderful a situation come along?
“Haha, I really am so lucky! Please watch, Zorg-sama. I’ll immediately offer them to you――well then, die!”
A strike that came down, filled with mana――
But her hand was caught in Tilea’s.
“Kuh-!? Evil God, you noticed? But you really are unsteady… Fine then, I’ll finish you off♪”
“It has been a long while, O Lux.”
“Eh-!? Why!? I-, It can’t be――I see. So you were in there.”
“――Well then, I am leaving it to you.”
“Sir, please leave it to me.”
Demon General Luxembourg disappeared without anybody noticing.
Note: This is not a cliff-hanger. No matter what you guys might want this series to be, in the end it’s a comedy. Sometimes a slightly dark-ish comedy, but always a comedy, so the back-story moves along veeeery slowly. So yeah.