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Chapter 29 – “Taste the power of this silver bullet.”
Jessica-chan fainted. Although she was a student at the Magic Academy, it didn’t change the fact that she was still a small girl. The psychological strain of it all finally caught up with her. And looking back at everything that’s happened, who could blame her.
Jessica-chan, thank you for everything you’ve done. Have a good rest, and leave the rest to me. I won’t waste the silver bullet that you’ve given me.
I leisurely turned to Basten. The flames around his arms roared loudly. He’s pretty amazing. As expected of the one who proudly declared himself to be the Martial General.
“FUUHAHAHAHAHAH! How’s this? This is my secret technique, Terafire[Greatest Flame Spell]!”
“A legendary fire spell. Even a high-ranked demon wouldn’t be able to so easily copy this feat. Firepower that a human will never obtain.”
“Isn’t this even more amazing than the Chief of Demons?”
“Indeed. It is impossible for Bebe as well. Heh. Tilea, you had bad luck. This technique is something that even I can only do tonight.”
“I see. The full moon is out. In other words, this is the peak of your mana.”
“Hohh~ You’re well informed. Indeed. When the moon draws a full circle, my mana rises dozens of times. Tonight alone, I am stronger than anybody else!” declared Basten with pride.
Yeah. Your typical werewolf. How convenient. I’ll let you taste the power of a silver bullet!
I clenched the silver bullet in my right hand.
All that’s left is to activate a magic. I hope I remember how to do it.
That time when I learnt from Timu, the important thing was image. And the way I was able to most easily form an image, was with my chuunibyou. Apparently for me, the feeling of using magic was basically the same as, the feeling I got back when I used to act out my chuunibyou.
Haha, it looks like my past life still has quite the influence on me. Anyway, although I’d really prefer to forget it, I can’t be picky in a situation like this.
I’ll unseal it. My dark history.
Now then, the technique that most fits the magic I need is…
Yeah, it has to be that! With the bullet clenched in my hand, I raised my arm to Basten.
“This right hand is all I need to defeat you.”
With those words, I began concentrating on an image of demonic fire around my right hand. A shroud of darkness began to cover it. I know this is formed from something I’m imagining myself, but god, it’s so chuunibyou.
“Interesting. A showdown of magic, huh. I’ll accept your ch――T-, That can’t be… I-, Impossible! W-, Why!?”
Basten became panicked at the abnormality around my hand. Almost like a lamb frightened by a wolf.
Heh. Looks like his instincts are telling him… just what this stone is!
Indeed. This is the one thing that can destroy your kind――the silver bullet. I bet Basten never imagined this could be happening. How could he imagine that anybody in this world knew about his weakness.
Unfortunately for him, I have the knowledge from my past life. But there’s no reason to confess that to an enemy. I’m sure he has no idea why he’s feeling so terrified. After all, why would he need to feel afraid of elementary magic by a person like me. Never in his dreams would he imagine that it was actually what was inside my fist. I’ll enjoy seeing his confusion.
I brought my hand closer to him.
“Do you see this? Unlike your little candle-flame, this is the real thing――my Flame of the Evil God Realm.”
“Evil God Realm!? I-, Impossible! That’s definitely just some darkness magic!”
“Does it really look that way? Have a closer look.”
I brought my fist closer again.
“A-, Aahh, I-, I’m looking. I’m looking. Just now must have been some mista――IGYAHHHHHH! S-STOP ITTT! STAYY AWAYYY! WHATT THE HELL IS THATTT!? Darker than darkness, deeper than deep… The perfected form of destruction, that… even we demons have never reached… Hahh, hahh, hahh, w-, what are you? JUSTT WHATT THE HELL AREE YOUUUU!?”
Basten was completely terrified. I wonder if I brought it a little too close. The moment he got a good look at my magic, he started rambling in confusion.
Falling on his backside and rambling “impossible” and “this has to be a nightmare”, he looked just like a child afraid of the dark. The mighty warrior that slaughtered adventurer after adventurer was nowhere to be seen.
Okay. Time to pay the piper. I’m going to bury him.
“Basten. Befitting of the name ‘Martial General’, you were quite a valiant foe. But it looks like the moment you met me, your luck was up.”
“Hii! Y-You, aa-,a ahhh, wha… awauah…”
“Tremble for me. You will be the first sacrifice to my Evil God Immolation Black Flame Wave.”
Hearing my declaration to attack, Basten paled, but was frozen from the fear. Just like a deer in the headlights. This silver stone must really be special. To think that even a demon would be this afraid…
“Aah, aaaahh, y-, you, n-, I mean, Miss…”
“It’s too late to regret. Take this! EVIL GOD IMMOLATION BLACK FLAME WAAVEEEE!”
I swung my right hand down, and fired the silver stone. An impure stream of darkness seemed to growl through the air as it approached Basten. Without even time to scream, Basten turned into a stain on the ground, leaving almost nothing behind. The only proof of his existence was a burn mark.
W-, What power…
As expected of the Nichol Family heirloom!
Basten completely disappeared. The power of the silver probably erased every last cell.
Jessica-chan, thank you. Because you selflessly gave me your heirloom, we managed to defeat the demon.
I walked to the collapsed girl’s side, and gently stroked her head.
Now then, shall we go home? With Jessica-chan in my arms, I was about to turn around when,
“”Tilea-sama, that was magnificent!””
Timu and the Praetorian Guard all got down on one knee and lowered their heads.
You guys, didn’t I tell you to disperse? And what’s with this situation?
“Could it be that you guys saw me?”
“”As you say. We were in awe of your gallant figure!””
“Aah, I see.”
“Oneesama! I was moved as well. That, that was the pinnacle of magic, the Origin of destruction and chaos that I have always been searching for.”
“T-, Timu, you’re exaggerating, you know.”
“No, far from exaggerating, I can barely describe it. I-, I’m so moved that, uu-, I cannot stop my tears.”
Timu began to noisily cry. Oi, somebody stop this!
“Tilea-sama, I feel the same way as Camilla-sama. A true work of art will capture its audience with a glance. The grand technique that you showed us a moment ago was exactly a treasure-, no-, was so amazing that we cannot even place a value on it. It was truly a world of its own!”
“T-, That amazing?”
“Milady, we were all in great shock.”
Even Pervert(Nielsen) was super excited. What the hell is happening here.
No, wait. I see. I guess there’s nothing more delicious for a chuunibyou than a situation like that. I destroyed a demon with ‘magic’. And considering the name of the technique, and the way it looked, I guess it’s natural that they’re in love with it.
I see. So that’s why everybody was looking at me with sparkling eyes. Honestly, how bothersome.
Should I tell them the truth? That I just happened to know his weakness?
Mn!? Oi, oi, far from just bowing, some of them are even prostrating to me.
Who is it? ――Wha-, it was you, Or!?
Or had his forehead pressed against the ground. You, that’s, I’m astounded dude.
“Or, what is it you want?”
“Milady. I have seen your Evil God Arts for the first time. I am so moved that my body trembles! And-, And to think that to such a lofty personage-, the garbage I spewed… Kuh-! What a fool I have been… Uuu, I deeply, deeply offer my apologies.”
I see. So Or saw me defeat a demon, and mistook that to be my true power. And then he realised he picked a fight with a crazy strong girl. And now, after all this time, he’s regretting it. Acting tough, but currying favour with those stronger than you? Honestly, that’s pathetic.
But if he continues to think of me as strong, then it’ll be easier to reform him. For cowardly garbage like him, I need this kind of pressure.
“Or, to be honest, what you did today wouldn’t normally be forgivable. But I said it earlier; because of your feelings towards Timu, once, just this once, I’ll forgive you.”
“Yes, milady. I truly appreciate this chance from the bottom of my heart.”
“However! There won’t be a next time, okay? The next time you do it, my ‘grand technique’ will be used on you.”
“Hii! I-, I shall engrave it on my heart.”
Alright. That should be enough threatening.
Anyway, I was thinking of heading home now, but why have these guys still not dispersed? Starting with Timu, all of them were still on their knees.
Could it be that they’re waiting for some speech to wrap this up?
Honestly, no common sense, no matter the situation. Well, these guys did help a little during the vampire crisis, so I guess it might be fine to play with them just a little. Let’s come up with a really Evil God-ey speech for them.
“Eehh~ Ahem. Well then, members of the Evil God Army. Tonight, the battle once more ended in victory.”
“I look forward to your performance in the next.”
“”Milady! We are prepared to work our bones to the dust, to serve you!”
The vigorous shout resounded through the night sky. Mn. A good reply. Well then, shall we go――wha-, they’re still here. They’re all still here.
Even though I thought I already wrapped things up…
Everybody was still on their knees. Would it be better to end with applause? Or should I just straight out say “Dismissed!” or something?
But, since everybody is already in such a good mood, it really wouldn’t be fair. Can’t be helped. I’ll go with something a little chuunibyou then.
“My name is Evil God Tilea, the Destroyer of Worlds, and the Creator of Worlds. Go forth! In the next battle, and the next, you shall offer me naught but victoryy!”
“Evil God Immolation Black Flame Wave”
Obviously a parody of Hiei’s Wicked King Immolation Black Dragon Wave, from Yuu Yuu Hakusho.