The "Master swordsman” who was reincarnated, wants to live freely - Chapter 149
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- The "Master swordsman” who was reincarnated, wants to live freely
- Chapter 149 - Real Intention
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
Iris tried to shorten the distance and immediately stopped moving.
Mariel’s weapons were the ‘Hundred Feet’ and the ‘Steel Thread Sword’.
Both of these weapons are good at long range and at first glance, that you would think one of them would be enough. Both of these weapons are capable of one-sided attacks from out of range, but they are used in different ways.
The ‘Hundred Feet’ is most powerful at medium range. The “slash” from the blade’s undulating movement is the moment when it maximizes its firepower.
The other one, the “Steel Thread Sword” does not have any technique that demonstrates high power.
There are no defensive measures at close range and the actual fist that used it was said to have been dedicated to evasion.
The essence of it is that it can be used at any distance with the same power. Its firepower can be maximized at any distance, whether it’s close or far.
I’m not sure if Iris can really handle it with her two hands,…….
But I don’t think she would handle those two swords with bluff.
Earlier, she had only used the ‘Steel Thread Sword’ in the battle against the magicians. She must have decided that she needed to use both against Iris.
(‘Steel Threaded Sword’ for long range, ‘Hundred Feet’ for medium to short range……)
Iris decided that and processes the path. She came up with a route that would allow her to reach Mariel and get into her “space”.
The sound of the wind cutting through the air reaches my ears. If it had been Iris before she met Alta, she might not have even been able to dodge it.
Even now, I can’t follow the thread with my eyes. But I can see it with my presence.
Sensing Mariel’s target position, Iris ran forward.
She saw the blade of the “Hundred Feet” looming in front of her.
Iris sliced it away with her “purple light”. She had already stepped into Mariel’s space – and she knew that well. However, she needed to change her mind immediately.
Mariel does not use her sword according to the distance. At any distance, she would use both swords against Iris.
It’s just a matter of time before you’ll be able to see the difference.
The word “abnormal” comes to Iris’ mind. It must be a struggle just to handle one or the other.
She was able to use both of them – she made Iris understand that Mariel was undoubtedly a genius.
Exhaling a small breath, Iris checked her surroundings.
After recognizing the ‘Hundred Feet” with her eyes and the ‘Steel Thread Sword’ with her senses, Iris’s thoughts remained unchanged. She was determined to make it through this “storm of slashes”.
Stepping forward, she dodged the slashes of the ‘Steel Sword’ and responded to the approaching ‘Hundred Feet’.
As each of them maneuvered delicately to avoid collision and entanglement, Iris moved in time with it.
She moved her gaze and searched for the “weakness” of the two weapons.
The ‘Steel Thread Sword’ is invisible and attacks quickly. In addition, it is also capable of fine movements – but the current Iris can just barely avoid it.
The “Hundred Feet” is conspicuous for its large movements, and after evading the “Steel Thread Sword” it launches a follow-up attack on Iris.
The blade moves around as if to protect Mariel’s body.
(…… not moving at the same time, right?)
As she quickly dodged the ‘Steel Thread Sword’, Iris thought about it.
It was a world of a few tenths of a second.
But there was definitely a sense of discomfort. The ‘Steel Thread Sword’ was aimed at Iris, but it was the ‘Hundred Feet’ that was going to be the decisive factor.
The first thing Iris did was to switch her mind when she stepped into Mariel’s space.
I wondered how I would be able to get through the wave of attacks if they were both coming at me at the same time.
Iris’s questions grew louder. At this time, at this moment – exactly at the point when she thought that, Mariel moved the “Hundred Feet”.
(……I knew it!)
It only took Iris a few moments to realize it.
She sliced away the “Hundred Feet” that was coming towards her, and Iris stepped out of Mariel’s line of sight.
“Hmmm, you couldn’t resist distancing yourself. But you were right…”
“No, the ‘look’ is deceiving me. That trick won’t work on me anymore.”
“Really! It doesn’t work? How can you say that without getting through it?”
“I’m saying it because I can.”
“That’s a very encouraging answer. I’d like to see it.”
Mariel is ready.
Handling at will a blade that can easily sever the body if touched – a threat indeed.
It would take courage to step into such a situation.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
But if you have the courage to step in, Iris already has it.
– Do you intend to become a king, Iris?
I remembered Mariel’s question.
What does Mariel want to ask? What is the answer for her – I don’t know.
But Iris’s answer is fixed.
As soon as she turns the blade on Iris, she has to answer that feeling.
She stomped on the ground and gripped the handle of the “Purple Light” tightly.
Iris started to run again.
” – “
The approaching “Steel Thread Sword”. Iris moves through the threads as if she were dancing, and avoids them.
At the moment of evasion, the “Hundred Feet” closed in on Iris.
Iris’s movements suddenly became more daring.
In the event you’re wary of the “Steel Thread Sword”, it’s impossible to go straight ahead – but Iris flicked the blade of the “Hundred Feet” with the “Purple Lightning” and quickly closed the distance to Mariel.
The hundred-foot blade began to move toward Iris.
But…… Iris is faster.
Iris ran through the two blades of the ‘Steel Thread Sword’ and the ‘Hundred Feet’ and thrust the blade at Mariel’s throat. The blades of the “Hundred Feet” were close enough to touch around Iris.
Mariel looks at Iris and says, “Even though the blade is touching your throat, you don’t move at all.”
“How did you manage to get through those two blades?”
“I was almost fooled by their flashy appearance. But it’s one of them that actually attacks you. If you are aware of it, it is not that difficult to deal with it when it switches.”
“Hmmm, ‘not so difficult’, huh? I’m sure you and Alta are the only people in the whole country who can say that.”
“Maybe you would have noticed and attacked me the first time. Besides, if Mariel had used ‘one or the other’, it would not have worked so well.”
“Oh……, you noticed that, didn’t you? And?”
Mariel asked again – Iris answered clearly, keeping her blade pointed.
“I have no intention of becoming a ‘king’… I’m sorry if that was an answer you didn’t want, Mariel. But I’m aiming to be a “knight”. I’m going to become the ‘strongest knight’ in this country. I want to be the strongest knight in this country, stronger than Schweiz, stronger than anyone.”
I put it into words clearly. I rarely say things like this outright.
But this is how Iris really feels and what she really means.
I’m sure that answering with words that do not lie will be the answer to Mariel’s determination.
“…… Yes. That’s what you’re aiming for, isn’t it, Iris?”
“Phew, I’m glad to hear it. I think you’re the kind of girl who deserves it. And Alta knows that too, doesn’t he?”
“! Uhm……. yes, that’s right. The master said he would support me.”
“So, if he’s going to support you ……, I’ll have to do the same.”
As Mariel said this, the sound of the blade crumbling reached Iris’ ears. The Hundred Feet’ had fallen, and the blades were scattered.
Iris lowered her blade in response, and Mariel fell to her knees in place.
“I don’t think it’s an unforgivable crime to have turned on the daughter of the four great noble families, the Reinfells, Iris. I don’t care what you do to me.”
“Please raise your head. If I hadn’t done this, I’m sure I would have slurred my words.”
I will not be a king – Iris must not answer that way yet.
Even if Iris doesn’t want to be king, those around her do.
So, Iris must continue to be the “one who should be king” until the “one who should be king” is found……. That was the role that was assigned to Iris.
“Will you forgive me?”
“Yes, of course.”
“Then I swear to you right here and now. The Schweiz family fully supports the Rheinfell family. No matter what may happen, no matter what enemies may appear in the future, the Schweiz family will be with the Rheinfells. As the next head of the family, I swear that I will keep my word.”
When she finished, Mariel stood up.
The serious expression on her face returned to a gentler mood.
“Phew, I’ll protect you as Iris’s big sister.”
“Well, okay,…… thank you”
She was a little upset and returned the words.
Iris understood that the last words were probably Mariel’s “true intentions”.
This is why the word “sister” stuck with her.
“Oh, …… do you wonder? If Iris would marry Alta, I’d be her big sister.”
“……? Huh? No, no, no marriage! How can that be? I and Mr. Schweiz are teacher and student,… that’s the relationship. No more, no less”
“Well, I’m not going to question your ‘true intentions’, because I feel a little sorry for you because you’re so new at this. Well, I guess it’s about time everything was taken care of.”
Mariel turned her back on Iris.
She may have been joking – but this may be the first time she’s said it outright like this.
Today, there were many opportunities to be made aware of “that”.
And what had been a question in Iris’ mind for a long time was becoming a certainty.
(Do I like…… Master Schweiz?)
It was the first time that a girl who lives by the way of the sword was clearly aware of her feelings, and it was a moment that turned into a deeper “question”.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]