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Published at 12th of February 2020 05:05:49 PM

Chapter 51

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Author: Kaburagi Haruka Original Source: Syosetu Word Count: 2579 characters
Translator: Aurum English Source: Re:Library Word Count: 824 words
Editor(s): Deximus_Maximus


The children were protected by the thread .
It’s connected to the wall and laid in an elastic braided pattern so a half-hearted attack wouldn’t be able to break through .
The only thing left is the deathmatch between me and the demon .


The demon yelled and raised his sword to slash at me . I slipped under the sword and launched a counterattack with my threads .
Luckily the ceiling was low, leaving little room for the demon to swing downwards .
That means the demon’s range of attacks is limited .

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That means defense would be easier for me .

A veritable storm of slashes came at me, I jumped over and parried them with my threads .
Despite being thrown about like a leaf, I avoided taking any direct hits, but I was only able to land superficial hits with my counterattacks .
I’ve already got one hand’s worth of threads dedicated to the defense of the children .

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The remaining thread is only enough for one hand .
The demon’s attacks are easy to read since he can only launch his attacks sideways, so one hand should be enough .
The demon howled shortly after I came to that decision .


Along with the demon’s roar, an unseen force slammed into me .
Pushed by the invisible power I got slammed into the wall, at that point the demon came thrusting at me with his sword .

I, who had expected a sidelong slash, had to eat the unexpected thrust .
I tried moving out of the way of the attack, but the timing was off .

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The strike gouged out a chunk of my chest and broke some of my ribs, I barely avoided a direct hit but it’s now a struggle to even breathe .

“G, Gahack!?”
I coughed up blood while kneeling .
The pain was so sharp, but if I lose consciousness I can’t save the kids .

I can’t win? That moment of indecision created a gap .
For the sake of buying time, I gave in to the desire to defeat the demon, through my blurry consciousness .
It begins to take shape then .
It’s a complete defeat, but I can’t afford to just give in .
I won’t make it too long, but for the children’s sake, I have to buy time .
My stamina was shaved off by a good bit, so even that would be a struggle .

“…Well, I’ll just have to crush you . ”

I can’t buy any more time, probably no more than a dozen of seconds with this injury .
There’s no chance Cortina will make it back in time .

If I die, the children will die . If the demon makes it out of here, the villagers will die .

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And if the demon with that kind of power were let loose .
I don’t know how many will die in that kinda situation .

The demon ignored my hesitation and started attacking again .
I scolded my trembling legs and lunged sideways . I then tried to seal the demon’s movements with some thread around the sword which it forcefully ripped off .


The demon sent out shockwaves to counter . I already took it once, so I was able to avoid it without much difficulty this time .
The timing was difficult to grasp because the flow of magic was so different, but I could still tell where it was going to hit by its line of sight .
Then I wrapped some threads around its neck but not enough to actually strangle it .

But with this, my preparations are done .

“It’s all up to my preparations…”

Once I gathered my nerve, I planted my feet . The demon was quick to not overlook that .
He threw his favored sideways slash at my feet .
If I avoid it, it’ll go back to being a test of endurance, but I don’t have that kind of time anymore .
For the sake of victory… I won’t dodge .
A large thread is pulled as it swings at my leg .

Thread snagged around the sword, threads snagged around the neck .
And all of that connected to the thread protecting the children .

The sword swung forward, connected to the demon’s neck .
The mythril thread was pulled by the demon’s own force, like someone pulling up a bucket from a well .
The result was the demon severing its head by its own power .

But that didn’t mean the sword had lost its momentum .
Since I connected the threads at the last possible second I couldn’t dodge the incoming strike .
The sword shakily crashed against the ceiling before crushing my left arm .
Then I crashed near the children .

The demon was no longer keeping them in check .
But that doesn’t mean they could immediately start moving again .
The children were still trembling in fear, leaking on the floor .

But a single girl came running up to me and started putting pressure on the open wound .

From all my past experiences, I knew, there was no saving me .
Even so, I tried to comfort her in a raspy voice .

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