Chapter 3 – After school confrontation
It is a different time compared to the calm afternoon, a time of struggle.
While the God are killing each other, the island is unexpectedly quiet.
Here, in Minami ward, the lively vigor in the daytime is wrapped in silence like a lie.
I peek out my face from the corner of the building and check the safety of the surroundings.
Brynhildr follows behind me while I’m moving from corner to corner.
In the end, even after the night has falls, Charo-senpai consciousness has not waken up. That’s why right now Brynhildr is the emerging persona out of them.
Incidentally, we didn’t manage to get any information out of the adults who were controlled at the coffee shop.
Apparently even their memory is being tampered with.
Since there is no choice I decided to return back to the dorm for now.
After that, we keep on moving carefully in order to reach the student dormitory.
“……Oi, how long are we going to sneak around like this?”
Suddenly, Brynhildr complained.
I can’t even hide my amazement,
“Acting like a straight man in this kind of situation is even weirder.”
Brynhildr knitted her eyebrows, making it into H shape.
“Playing hide at seek in such time like this……is what a coward always does.”
I warned the dissatisfied Brynhildr.
Without my Devil Eye control, it seems that she is getting out of hand.
I bet she is thinking of defeating all the enemy forces right now.
She is exactly the kind of person who can be described as impetuous.
Till now I don’t understand that someone has a nerve to rush into the battlefield where there are chances of enemies lurking around anywhere, waiting to ambush you in the moment notice.
By the way, when I first met her she was just waiting obviously on the school rooftop.
Brynhildr in the myth was regarded as a brave Valkyrie, but it seems that the real one doesn’t do the myth justice.
“You’re just my slave. Just shut up and follow my order.”
“I’m a knight!”
Since Brynhildr interjected loudly, I forcefully commanded her to shut up.
“Anyhow, report to me when you found something suspicious. I don’t care even if it looks like a trap to you.”
I tell her without expecting much and quickly aim for the next place to hide.
We’re about half way to the dormitory at the south.
I hope nothing will pop up anymore after this……
*gasp* “Hey, Shinzen Raika!”
“What is it!?”
Suddenly I heard Brynhildr cried out.
Looking over to me, she gave a serious face and,
“What is that!?”
Then, she pointed to one direction and asked.
What she is pointing at is a wall of a certain store.
The shutter is already down, but the menu table of the shop was printed on the wall directly with photos.
That was a crepe shop that we all came and visited yesterday.
As far as I can see, there has not been any change compared to yesterday.
“Anything wrong with this place?”
“That’s why, I’m asking what is this place!”
“……it is just a picture of the crepe.”
“Ooh, so this delicious looking thing is called as a crepe.”
Brünnhilde is lost with excitement.
The looks of her eyes and her mind were completely deprived of crepe.
It was a parfait at the previous coffee shop. Does this girl love sweet things?
“Regarding the crepe, didn’t you get to enjoy it when you’re still residing at the God Realm?”
“The delicacy from Human World is only applicable for those of upper ranking Gods. A lowly ranking one like me rarely get to enjoy it.”
“What! What are trying to imply, you bastard! I bet you are going to make fun of me, right!?”
“I didn’t think of it at all.”
It’s just that such thing never hit me before.
But, that is just fine.
“Let’s move quickly.”
Brynhildr is glancing at the crepe shop, disappointed.
“The shop is only open at daytime. You better just give up.”
“Th-then you better bring me back tomorrow afternoon!”
“Why must I……”
I sigh at Brynhildr who suddenly make a promise without asking for my permission first.
“Hey, it is a fair trade you know! That much is expected if we’re to cooperate.”
“You’re cooperating because you lost to me in battle.”
“I’m not defeated! It’s just because you use such a cowardly method like the Devil Eye……”
“That is just the loser barking. At least make a better excuse.”
This girl, doesn’t it make her feels slightly stupid when she is talking about that.
Or was it just her complaining all her feelings out?
“What a moody person.”
“Let’s get going.”
I ignored her and went on ahead.
Brynhildr is followed behind me in hurry.
Once again, we move between building and building, and then stop.
We are already near to the downtown area of Minami Ward.
After that, the road will become wider and our visibility will increase.
Since the obstacles will be gone, it is easier for us to notice an ambush way before we reach there.
Starting from now we need to raise our awareness more.
Maybe I should ask her about the thing that I’ve wanted to ask before.
Brynhildr replied in a somewhat irritable manner.
“What do you think about this guy who is attacking us by using the humans?”
“He is unforgivable!”
“If that is the case, who is the possible enemy do you think that will use this kind of raid strategy?”
I politely rephrase my question.
But instead of hearing my question, she tilted her head.
“Well of course, there will be people who is taking advantage over us.”
“Then will you lose towards the normal people whose mind has been taken over?”
“There is no way such thing will happen!”
“Of course. That’s to be expected.”
“There will be no hope left for us if you’re unwilling to attack normal human who have been brainwashed by the God.”
In that case I’ll need to prepare a countermeasure.
At the very least, there is no way I can fight them head on and win.
Even Brynhildr understood that much.
“In other word, if the enemy knows that we are a divine apotheosis, then they will avoid such a pointless attack.”
“? But, since they don’t know about it, that’s why they are attacking us?”
“No, I’m just surprised that you’re capable of making sounded argument.”
“You’re implying that I’m an idiot aren’t you, you bastard!”
Brynhildr got enraged.
“As to whether you are an idiot or not, there is not much reason to ponder about it in the first place.”
“Don’t just leave it like that!”
“For now, the enemy is still not sure whether we’re divine apotheosis or not. But now they probably have started doubting us.”
Whether the change of topic is too drastic or she is just a slow-witted person, Brynhildr didn’t manage to catch it up.
“In short, the previous raid was to their attempt to determine whether we are divine apotheosis or not…might also be…”
Those people were manipulated by the enemy. They are acting like a zombie.
They can’t do much against normal civilian.
But if the person is a divine apotheosis, then there is no problem to kill them all.
“…eh? Then isn’t it bad for you to use your Devil Eye?”
“That’s right. I don’t want to use it if possible. If only a certain person was not so useless.”
If the enemy was watching that battle, my ability would already be in light.
“But there are other problems”
“The question now is why the enemy is doubting us as a divine apotheosis.”
“What do you mean?”
“It was just yesterday that both you and me became a divine apotheosis. And today, they are already attacking us. They noticed us too soon.”
Compared to yesterday, my daily routine has not changed much in particular.
It’s probably the same case for Charo-senpai as well.
What is exactly the thing that make the enemy suspicious of us?
“Just to make sure, have you encountered and fight other God besides than me?”
“There is none. You are the first one.”
She already said it last night, that I’m going to be the first prey for her sword.
I don’t think she is faking it at that time, plus there is no reason for her to do so.
“……But, there is still a possibility that the guy peeked somewhere far away during our fight yesterday, isn’t it?”
“Then, the enemy will be certain that we’re a divine apotheosis.”
They are still in doubt, they are suspecting us.
If they truly watched our fight, then they won’t be in this state right now.
“Just why is the enemy holding doubt on us. Furthermore, why they mysteriously stopped suspecting us.”
Brynhildr twisted her head with a weird face.
“That’s right. However, in contrary this is a good chance for us to know more about the enemy.”
The more complicated is the mystery, if I manage to solve it, I’m sure we can get to know the identity of the assaulter.
“So? Did you manage to solve the mystery already?”
“……Alright, let’s go.”
“Just shut up and follow me.”
I went on ahead, leaving Brynhildr who is persistently asking.
A human fall down from the sky, catching us off guard.
The shadow gracefully land on the road.
Just like Brynhildr leap last night, the person didn’t collapse on the ground.
That means, you’re flying on the sky.
『一一, Well, I guess. There is something like magic and jigsy which enable to fly in the sky. 』
If they are capable of flying, then there is no need for any magical equipment in the first place, no?
『一一There are God that can fly by default, but right now I’m currently residing inside your body. Human can’t fly, right? 』
Since it’s the original ability of the God itself, why won’t it transfer to the divine apotheosis?
It seems to be an exception if the body itself is “Regalia” like Balor Devil eye.
“Come forth, Nothüng.”
Brynhildr summoned the sword of God and the armor of dragon slayer.
She might have her sword, but the enemy is what matter.
The enemy is wearing a robe that is covering the whole body, and the only visible part is the one under the hood.
But still, I seems to know the sex of the assaulter……that’s something that I don’t understand as well.
I can somehow see her, but in the same time I don’t. That’s the weird feeling that I’m having.
I get a feeling that whenever I’m trying to focus my eyes will shift indefinitely.
『一一Oh, it is probably a kind of equipment that hides wearer identity. Unless that thing is removed, there is no way you can know their identity. 』
Even if people try to take a peek from below, there is no way to ‘recognize’ the user.
It seems to be that kind of instrument.
It’s normal that the enemy will try to hide their identities, however because of that thing will turn troublesome.
This way I can’t use my Devil Eye.
Naturally, I want to use my eye ability.
In order to do it, I need to recognize my target identity.
Recognize, take control, activate the ability.
That is the basic principle of my Devil Eye.
That’s why, if I didn’t get past the recognition phase, my Devil Eye is useless.
Just to make sure, is this the guys who is behind the assault on us earlier?
『一一 I wonder. It is a basic tactic to hide our own identity. There is no way this is done unintentionally. 』
It’s a tactic where you concealed everything about yourself.
“Hey, what are we going to do?”
“There is no reason to let it escape. However, be careful. If possible, lets catch it alive.”
“Hmph! That’s a tall order!”
‘What a cheap guy’, Brynhildr said while looking at her back.
She raised her sword high, and tried to knock down the enemy from the above.
The tiles explode.
The enemy turns it robe and avoid the sharp sword slash.
Brynhildr jumps, chasing after the enemy who is flying away.
Although the other one is only avoiding the attack so far, both of them are displaying an inhuman feat.
Now that I think about it, if their ability conforms to that of normal human being body, what will their speed be?
『ーーtheir speed is boosted with magic power. 』
『一一 you’re not capable of doing it though. 』
I don’t need it.
Their moves sure are extraordinary; however, it’s not like I lack exercise that much that I’m unable to follow them.
I step on the tiles and chase over both of them who are currently flying on the roof.
Eventually, we moved from a shopping mall in the centre of Minami ward and went towards the west where the large-scale entertainment facilities are located.
Brynhildr blows manage to rip off enemy the hood imbued with magic power apart.
At the same time, the wall of the facilities behind also got destroyed.
Speaking of enemies, the main thing is to avoid the sword at the limit, and even the hem of the robe has not run out.
But, those really are the dragon God slaying sword.
The sharpness that can even break the dragon scale is proven to be strong enough to break through the magical barrier of enemy’s defenses.
『一一 I’m glad that she has some use even though she is pretty useless. 』
Uhihihi, Balor laughed.
I have a completely same opinion. This is also the first time that we agreed on the same thing.
The hooded enemy rushes inside the facilities through the broken wall.
Brynhildr chases after the enemy.
Together, I also go after them.