The "Master swordsman” who was reincarnated, wants to live freely - Chapter 60
- All Mangas
- The "Master swordsman” who was reincarnated, wants to live freely
- Chapter 60 - Those that disappeared
Translator: Darling | Editor: Nebosuke
(3.. 4.. No, there are more than that.)
I felt the presence of two more people above the carriage.
But it felt like there were more of them since they were mingling with the public.
With timing like this, it is unmistakably an assassination attempt against Eina.
Was she already being hunted, or did they start going after her for a reason that she too is unfamiliar with?
It doesn’t matter. I still have to do what I have to do.
(Even without my blade, I will protect her.)
At that same time, a wind blade was conjured up with the use of magic. It was invisible.
I was going to injure the persons on top of the carriage and make it so that they wouldn’t be able to move.
(…Did they move out of the way? How quick.)
The two on top of the carriage responded to the attack.
If anything, my blade wasn’t that easy to dodge though.
What’s more, that attack came from inside of the carriage. If they managed to actually dodge that, then they must be quite good.
My first attack… No, with my second attack I damaged the carriage itself, which caused the knight who handled the carriage to also notice what was going on.
“Wha… When did you…?!”
“That was my attack.”
“F -Sch- First Knight Schweiss…?!”
“They’re coming for all of us. The assassins mingled with the crowd again. Light the signal fire. The orange one.”
As the knight was preparing to make the carriage move again, I turned myself towards Eina.
“Well then, lady Eina. Here.”
“…You’re giving him orders… So you are-“
“Leave that talk for later. The enemy seems to be the real deal. I have to put your protection first now, m’lady.”
And with that, I took her hand.
She quickly loosened herself from me. And then started laughing.
“Hmph, are you actually telling me to stand down? Me?”
“… I can’t change the current situation. Those are two enemies. They have already mixed in with the commoners around us, so-“
“Don’t make laugh. Even then I fight.”
As Eina told me this, I sense strong magic coming from outside. And at that very same moment, a thundering roar could be heard coming from outside as well.
It had taken the form of water, this magic – the two assassins from before prepared to take this strike too and managed to defend against this as well.
The townspeople around were all startled by what played out. To use this kind of magic with this many people around – it was none other than Eina’s.
“I too understand how many people we’re up against. Sure, they might get some attention from me… But it’s nowhere near enough to kill me.”
Eina got out of the carriage by herself.
“Wh- Hold up-“
“If you’re a knight, then focus on keeping the commoners around us safe. If this is all you’ve got, then I have no need for you as my escort.
Well! Here I am! If it’s my head you want, then come and get it!”
She boldly made a declaration while taking out her rapier.
Its blue color was adorned with blue flowers along the side of its blade. Eina’s specialty was water magic.
Eina’s movements were like the words she spoke towards me.
That is to say, she will fight, and I will have to evacuate the people around us.
Contrary to her behavior, she actually does seem to be mindful of the people around her.
She might even have a more caring personality than Iris… That’s what it felt like at least.
(Is she actually telling me to tend to the surrounding people?)
I left out a small sigh and stood next to her.
She didn’t even look at me and said, “What are you doing? You’re too weak to be my escort.”
“Let me just say this: I can best protect the people around us by protecting you directly. And besides, it’s not that hard to protect you and protect the people surrounding us at the same time. So, if you will allow me.”
“Fuwa, really now? Fine, then show me!”
And with that, we both moved out at the same time.
Immediately after, the warning shot was released.
We used the signal for, “Enemy attacks. Prioritize safety.”
I stood on top of the carriage, checking our surroundings.
The people knew what the meaning of the orange signal fire was.
The knights that were in the area immediately lent their assistance in the evacuation.
Eina, who was surrounded by the assailants on both her sides, quickly got to a safe place and also started checking her surroundings.
Both Eina and Alta were very capable, and neither lost the assassins out of their sight for even a moment.
(She’s neither close nor far away… Seems like she really understands me well. Still, it would be easy if I just got the chance to be next to her.)
“Alta Schweiss. You take the right, then I’ll take the left.”
She didn’t really seem to be considerate of the assassins’ “height”.
But there was something else we were supposed to be wary of.
“Eina, give your input.”
“…What? Look, they moved, ye? But no matter what, there is no one in the Empire that can beat me either.”
I understand how she might say so as someone from the Empire and all. But still, I have to fulfill my duties as an escort.
“Just wait a minute and see what is going on. Iris – Lady Iris should also have seen the signal fire and she will be here soon. The enemy isn’t that great in numbers. The only significant ones are those two.”
“That would be the best for the best?”
“What would be?”
“Iris should take on one of the two assailants.”
Though these two might be able to fend off an attack from Invisible, Iris should still have enough power to fight against them.
As a matter of fact, I was actually planning to leave the escort duty completely to Iris this time round.
I have no idea how Eina fights. She moved out first when we got here, but now after a moment of silence, she started talking again.
“… I think so too. Let’s wait for them.”
“Thank you very much!”
It was quite unexpected, but she still took my opinion to heart. After all, she was also quite young for a soldier herself. And she held a considerable position. She also had subordinates, so her commands were to be trusted.
She even knew that we had to move out at this very moment. … Even if only for the sake of saying it, I would actually like to have fought her myself.
(Well then, where are we moving… Hm?)
I saw the assassins move away from us.
In such a short amount of time, they knew what we were up to and therefore retreated?
(I actually considered that they would eventually turn tail, but for that to be now… They might’ve noticed that Eina stopped moving and changed their plans…)
Should this be the case, then it would be most efficient for me and Eina to chase one of them and then let the other be chased by Iris. But even now it seemed like she and Marsche weren’t going to come back any time soon. And even though the knights were signing the people to run away from here, there were still some running in our direction.
(Well, if they don’t come, then it can’t be helped.)
“You’re wondering which one we should chase… That’s your tactic?”
“Mwah, I feel the same. But Iris and Mersche aren’t coming back just yet it seems. Though I don’t really see the use of my Mersche being so late to a party like this. But that’s what it is. We’ll split in two.”
“Ah, no that’s…”
“I know – I can’t move too far away from here. If they are indeed after me, then there’s the chance that they will attack me once I am alone. That’s what we must aim for too.”
… So she’s trying to say that she will actually lure over the enemy and then assault them?
I was actually going to strike them with my blade. But if she is actually willing to go that far, then—-
(Ahahah, that’s quite something to proclaim.)
“Well? No, nevermind your answer. I’m moving out already.
“Yes. Let’s cooperate to bring them down.”
Though it was rather sudden, our fight with the assassins commenced.