She pointed her sword at me, and I could see the fear in her eyes.
 But then...
 I hear laughter from behind her.

"Hee-hee. Mr. Lambda. Let's just kill this guy.
With us around, one of the guards should be easy.
Yeah. Let's just sink him to the bottom of the canal.

 The robbers were smirking and laughing.
 Lambda's voice made him calm down.

"Yes, yes. There's nothing to be afraid of. We have specialists in night fighting. They can't lose. ......!

 He was mumbling to himself as if to say to himself.

"Zeke. You're the one who's going to end up with it. Your pride as a former B-rank adventurer is going to be the death of you.

 I've never once used the title "former B-rank adventurer" to my advantage.
 Lambda and I have a fundamentally different way of thinking.

I'll make sure you never speak to me like that again. ...... Hmm. I can't wait to see the fear on your face.
You'll have to do it yourself. Don't use them.
The higher-ups don't get their hands dirty. Just remember that. But it doesn't matter, because you'll be dead soon.

 Lambda said...

"Come on. Let's kill that guard.

 "Oh, no!" he said to the robbers.

"Hee hee. I'm tired of waiting. My knife's been begging for blood.

 The smallest of the three licked his knife and laughed.

The smallest of the three men licked the knife and laughed, "I'm going to kill it slowly and slowly. I'll start with your fingers, then your limbs, and finally your neck. Don't be afraid of the imminent death!

 The small man kicked the ground and made a mighty leap.
 The small man kicked the ground and made a high leap, flying like a spring between buildings in the narrow alley.
 A black shadow was running in every direction.

"Hee-hee! You can't keep up with my movements! You'll never know what's going on and before you know it, you'll be dead!

 It had been flying around randomly, but suddenly, it changed its movements.
 He's coming straight at me, right where I'm standing. Just as he was about to step into the gap and draw his dagger...
 I parried with my shield just in time.

"What the ......?

 The small man was completely knocked off center of gravity, leaving a gaping hole.
 I immediately cut his legs with my sword.


 As I severed the tendon, the small man fell to the ground and screamed.

"Now you'll never be able to use your leg again.
 I told him.
"Well. Who's coming next?

 The easy kill of one of them sent shivers down the spines of the rest of the robbers. The smiles that had been on their faces disappeared.

 He must have thought that he would be swallowed if he continued.

"Whoa, whoa, whoa!

 The largest of the men attacked me with a large mallet in his hand. He swung it as tall as a man, and swung it down at my brain.
 But I caught it with one hand.
 Just like that.
 No matter how hard he tries, it doesn't falter.


 I put my strength into it and twisted the hammer up.
 The arms of the large man holding the handle were twisted in a direction they should not be bent.

"Ughhhhhh ......!

 The large man struggled against the intense pain that ran through him.
 The bones in his arms must have been shattered.
 His strength was gone.


 The last person who had seen the scene turned on his heel and ran away.

"You think I'm going to let you get away with this?

 I picked up the dagger that had fallen at my feet and threw it straight at the man. The tip of the sword pierced his right leg with great force.


 The man's leg was pierced and he fell down on his face.
 I continued and threw the mallet into the air. It spun in an arc and caved in the man's skull from a distance.
 He is twitching and trembling.
 He's still breathing, at least.

"You're the only one left, Lambda.

 As I cleared away the robbers, I looked over at Lambda.

"Hee... No!

 Lambda turned pale and fell on her butt. As I slowly approached him, he slithered back.

 Eventually, his back hits the wall of the building.
 He is driven into the wall.
 Then he suddenly rubs his forehead on the ground and shouts.

I've lost. I've lost! Please forgive me!

 Lambda clutched at my leg.

"Actually, I was just intimidated by them. That's right. I'm a victim. Thanks to you, Zeke.
And as soon as he realized he couldn't win, he blamed the robbers and begged for his life. ...... Lambda. You really are a helpless piece of shit, aren't you?

 I sighed.

I'm sorry, but even if you could get through this, you're already in a situation where you can't just use your famous oratory to cover it up. The robbers and you are only interested in each other. If you tell the robbers you'll get off scot-free if you're honest with them, they'll be happy to expose your connection. Then you're in jail for life for your part in it. If you're not careful, you could even be executed. You're screwed.
"Please, please. Just let me go. I don't want to spend the rest of my life in jail. Please. Mr. Zeke. I'll do anything I can!
"...... Anything? Did you just say "anything"?
Of course. What do you want? Money? A woman? Do you want me to lick your boots? I'd be happy to do that as a sign of my loyalty to you?

"Right. Then .......

 When I made a gesture of consideration, Lambda's face lit up. As if to cut off the thread of hope hanging in front of her eyes, she said.

You have to face up to your sins.

 A blue streak appeared on Lambda's temple.

You're a fool! I'm going to kill you myself!

 As if in a fit of rage, she pulled out her sword and tried to slash at me.
 I clenched my right fist and slammed it into his face.

"Babe, ......!

 I felt the bone in my nose crack.
 Lambda was slammed into the wall of the building behind him. As she fell to the ground, she turned white, foamed at the mouth, and stopped moving.
 I looked down at her and said.

I looked down at him and said, "A little thing like you is not worth drawing a sword for. You're not worthy to draw a sword. ...... Best you repent your stupidity in a cold prison.