The "Master swordsman” who was reincarnated, wants to live freely - Chapter 103
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- The "Master swordsman” who was reincarnated, wants to live freely
- Chapter 103 - Her greetings
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
It was early in the morning. I changed my clothes and left the lodge. … It’s been a while since I had a dream about “Long ago”.
Iris and Alia didn’t want to talk more about Ruino Tomura.
A girl, dressed in a kimono, adorned with a blade – The Tomura that I knew of had traveled far east to live in a country there.
The same area where one of the Swordsman Gang members I defeated, Azuma Kurai, came from.
That might just be a “hunch” though. Still, it feels like I am on the mark.
It seems that Ruino is a blood-relative to the Tomura that I once knew.
And if that’s the case, then that means she has at least some form of connection to me.
To confirm so, I left my lodge alone.
Because of the urgent state, we’re in I had left the other student’s care to those two.
The urgency really depends on the individual though.
Still, I feel that this very case is That kind of case.
“Nihiihi, So you finally came out?”
There was a girl looking over at me – It was Ruino with a big smile on her face.
“That’s right. I sensed your never-ending urge to kill as I was sleeping. But this must be the first time we see face to face, Ruino”
“Nihi, that’s true. I’ve been having my sights on you for a whole long time, but…”
I don’t mind hearing this at all, but all that I could sense coming from Ruino was a laugh and the urge to kill.
It’s all quite strange though. It’s not like there are no people here because there it’s early in the morning, but because there is some sort of blockage preventing people from passing.
Instead, there are knights near Ruino. Despite her pointing her sword in my direction, she doesn’t even look at the knights and keeps her eyes fixed onto me.
“Yes yes, we’ve now met. But… You’re quite unlike other people, huh? I mean, you managed to kill four Swordsman Gang members all by yourself”
“Truth be told, one wasn’t actually killed by me though”
“! Is that so? So if I were to kill one more then we would be equal in numbers, right? Nihi, it won’t take long for me to surpass you if I keep on like this then”
As Ruino said these words, she kicked the ground and covered the distance between us.
The surrounding knights had no time to respond, as she uncovered her blade and — Her blade was reaching for my throat in no time.
Kiiin– And the sound of metal clashing could be heard.
I had blocked her initial attack.
The surrounding knights finally came into motion, but I gestured with my hand to tell them to stand down.
Ruino’s mouth was shaped like a crescent moon. With the distorted smile, she said,
“Nihihi, So it’s true — You’re quite the swordsman. Seems like there is virtue in helping the Knights Order after all. But this one time isn’t enough. I want more, MORE! I want to keep on fighting you”
As our sword lock continued I could feel her being more and more sincere about her wanting to kill me.
But she too must know that I just won’t die like that.
If she were to kill me now — That is exactly what would cause her to become powerless in her own regard.
“I know that’s what you want, but that will have to wait until it’s all over”
“Nihi, perhaps… Did you come out to tell me just that? How tedious…”
“You came here to hear that, no?”
“….Nihi, nihihi. You noticed? Still, you’re a tad bit late. Yesterday night I kept searching for the Swordsman Gang, but… I couldn’t find them. I figured they’d not come to this town anymore.
Still, I couldn’t keep this excitement suppressed, I had to get a good taste”
“A taste, you say. That’s quite the expression”
“So? I came here to fight you. But it’s the Swordsman Gang that’s obstructing us. I want to fight you when the conditions are perfect. Aaa, but I really can’t wait any longer”
I noticed that Ruino’s grip on her blade became ever so slightly more stronger.
Though we just met, I really can’t say that much about her yet.
However, this one attack – It just confirmed my “Hunch”.
She has the same sword technique as a man I once knew.
Ruino Tomura… Are you perhaps Souki Tomura’s granddaughter?
(To think that his family would have a daughter like this)
In some way, I should’ve expected it though.
I’ve met plenty of men that learned the blade, but Souki was the type of man that put his family before anything.
It’s hard to imagine that he would allow her to choose a path that could end in her death at any given moment though.
“… But I told you before, I will not fight you yet. Still, I’d like to ask you one thing. Is that alright?”
“What is it? I’d probably answer any question you have”
“How’s Souki Tomura doing?”
The moment Ruino heard my question, her whole demeanor changed. Her smile vanished, and the grip on her blade weakened.
Despite her anger, she lowered her blade. She then took some distance from me again.
Somehow my question seemed rather unexpected.
“…Why do you know the old geezer’s name?”
The old geezer, she said.
That confirms it – She’s Souki’s granddaughter.
“I just know his name. He’s also named Tomura after all. I thought perhaps he was linked to you somehow”
“…I see. I can’t say he’s doing fine though. He died after all. But if there’s a world after this one, I’m sure he’s doing fine there”
“Is that so. He has already passed…”
“That’s your question? Honestly, I don’t feel like talking about family though… Well, that might be fine though! We’ll continue this next time, right?”
Ruino said, as she turned her back to me, and left the area. She never looked over at the surrounding knights, and really left as soon as her greeting was done.
… So Souki already died then…
Judging from Ruino’s expression I’d say something had happened, but it wasn’t my place to ask that much of her.
“First Officer Schweiss, are you alright?”
“Yes, no issues here”
I said to the knight that asked me.
Though I must be warry of Ruino, Remyl had still decided to work together with her — I am sure her subordinate knights must have a hard time understanding what’s going on.
“… I never expected Ruino to already go out like this in the early morning. I am sorry I couldn’t stop her”
“Do no worry. I won’t be cut down that easily. .. And after all, all she’s after, is I. You don’t need to be that alert either”
“We are to protect you as well – Those were Captain Ein’s orders, and our intent as well”
“Thank you very much. However, I think this thing with Ruino should pose no problem”
“…? What do you…?”
The male knight did not really understand what was going on and was filled with questions.
Of course, to actually understand this kind of behavior – I might be the only one that can.
Because Ruino is strong, she’s coming after me.
I do not know the actual reason why she does it. However, how I will deal with her… That’s up to me.