297-269 Investigation of the incident (4)

Shut the f*ck up! I'm a vampire! I'm not some inferior race! Batting!

 Kaji spits out a few savory lines and thrusts his palm at us.

 I'm not sure what to make of this.

"Squeak! Squishy! "Gugga!

 Smaller than a giant bat, tougher than a ripper bee.
 Just a few more of them.
 To those of us who can cut down a Slash Owl, they're just small fry.
 They are cut down quickly and fall down screaming.
 It attacks us with its wings, but it can only cut through our clothes.

 The chainmail it wears underneath is completely ineffective, and as long as you protect your face and other parts of your body, there's not much of a problem.

You'd have to be an idiot to turn into a bat in a room, right?
Yeah, right. If you're trying to escape, why not just turn into something weaker and get rid of it?

 Maybe it was because he heard our words, or maybe it was because he was killed so easily.

 The scattered bats and the bats that had been cut down and lying on the floor gathered again and took human form.

"d*mn, it's not as useful as I thought!

 Kaji's swearing figure was bleeding all over the place, and he had quite a few wounds.

 There were no corpses left of the bats that had been cut down, but all of them must have killed at least one or two of them.

 I think there were more than 20 of them, but considering their numbers, I'd say 20-30% of them were damaged.

I think it's better to be caught straight away. You can't take it easy on them if they resist too much.

Yes, yes. You can't win with mere special abilities, you know.

 I'm trying to capture him, but if he resists, I'm allowed to kill him.

"Who? If you are caught, you will be executed!

 I see, you're aware that you're being executed.

But you can't attack us. Atomize!

 Kaji turning into a blurry black fog.
 That's what's coming next, right?
 But you know what?
 Don't you think we're prepared when we're not surprised by the batting?

"Fire Jet!

 The air trembles.
 "If it's fog, how can it not work?

 In the event that you've got a lot of time and energy, you'll be able to use it to get the job done.

 In terms of simple power, a fireball might be better, but if we used it indoors, it would destroy the house, and the opponent would be covered in fog. If you use it indoors, it will destroy the house and the opponent will be in the fog.

 So, "Fire Jet".

 It's a defective product that can only reach a short distance, and it's also a fire hazard, but it's better than shooting a fireball.

 Besides, Haruka has "Extinguish Fire" on standby, so it should only be a small fire at worst.

I'm still going! Come on, come on, come on!
"Geez, geez!

 Whenever Toya swung his slightly shining sword, a strange anguished voice echoed in the room, even though it was slipping through the fog without any resistance.

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 Because of the fog, Holy Fire would be more effective, but unfortunately it is not available yet.

 I've been focusing more on space-time magic lately. .......

 I was wondering what would happen to the corpse once it was dead, but then the mist gathered on the other side of the bed and it became a human body again.

 But the body was in an even more miserable state than before.
 His right arm was gone and his left leg was missing from the knee down.
 He managed to stand leaning against the wall, but he was probably already in no condition to fight.

 The damage he sustained when he was a bat is still there, and it seems that he does not have the immortality of the story.

It's not supposed to be like this. ......

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 In the meantime, you can use the Fire Arrow to inflict some damage, but you won't be able to stop them from escaping.

"Well, just give up. See?
"Yeah, yeah. It's impossible.
You've come to the wrong world, .......
You shouldn't have abused your ability, you should have taken it seriously.

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 But then, as if he realized something, his face twisted into a grin.
 Oh no!

You guys! Stop these two!

 At Kaji's words, the two girls who had been sitting on the bed suddenly jumped towards me and Toya.

 At about the same time, Natsuki and the others jumped into bed, but they were a little too late.

 To avoid this, Natsuki and the others were supposed to sneak up on the bed and restrain the girls while we were trying to get Kaji's attention. .......

 If it materializes by the bed, you'll notice it.
 The reason for the defeat is that the fog has no substance, so it could not be pulled off the bed.

I didn't get it!

 The younger one jumped on me.

 I grabbed his arms and tried to pull him off me, but his arms were so slender that if I grabbed them too hard, they would break, making it very difficult.

 I'm not sure if he's just fascinated or if he's unusually strong, but he's clinging desperately to me with both arms and legs as I push back, making it difficult to deal with him.

 If she was an enemy, I could just forcefully pull her off, no matter if she broke her bones or not.
 But this girl is not like that.
 She's not armed, so she's not in danger. .......
 If you look, you'll see that Toya is similarly entangled.

"Wait, now--
I'd rather take Kaji's side than ours.


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 At the same time, Kaji leaps out of the window and transforms himself into a bat.

 In the meantime, Kaji leaps out of the window and turns into a bat. Immediately, Yuki and Haruka fire arrows at him, dropping several bats, but as expected, he thinks about it to some extent and immediately hides himself in a place where the line of fire cannot penetrate the window.

"d*mn it, I let him get away!
It's ...... impossible to chase after him.

 If we were on the first floor we could jump out the window, but we're on the second floor.
 Unfortunately, none of us can fly.

Oh, well, at least help me pull it off.
...... Yeah.

 I've got a lot on my mind, but for now, I need to do something about these girls.

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 They were a little rambunctious, but with the futon, they would not be injured.
 After restraining the two women, we take a break.
 I wish I had some kind of magic that could put them to sleep, but I don't have it.

Huh. ...... Let's go get Sazius first.
Yeah, I'll have to report back.

 I'm a little depressed, but I can't not report it.

 I'm sure Sazius can hear us slamming around, and he's probably tired of waiting.

 I went downstairs and went to the door, where Sazius was waiting, tapping his toe on the floor, with a woman tied up with rope.

 Sure enough, as soon as he saw me, he called out to me as if in a hurry.

"What happened?
"Oh, just bring him upstairs with you.
...... Oh.

 Sazius, perhaps sensing something from my expression, picked up the woman and followed me.
 He didn't seem to be in any trouble, perhaps because his orders were different from those of the two men above.

 When I returned upstairs to my room, I found the two girls wrapped up and rolled out on a large bed.

 Seeing this, Sazius also laid the woman he was holding next to him.
 Even though she was laid down in this way, she did not resist. They did not resist.

 The girls had been squirming when I left the room, but now they were motionless.

 No way. ......?

"Oh, it's okay. I'm alive and well.

 Noticing the look I gave her, Haruka replied.

It stopped working after a while, but maybe there's a time limit or sphere of influence on the order.

Well, ......, that's good.

 We tried as hard as we could not to injure her.
 We were dealing with a girl younger than us.
 If she had died, it would have been a very bad aftertaste.
 I don't know if he's in elementary school or middle school, but he's fascinated by her. ......

And what happened to it? I'm sure you can guess from the situation here.

 There is no one in the room but us and the women on the bed, and the broken window.
 Sazius said and I nodded.

"As it turns out, we let the killer go.

 I'm not sure what to make of that.

...... Oh, yeah. I'm not sure what to make of that. It can't be helped.

 You say that because you know what we're capable of. .......

No, if you had planned to kill us from the start, we might have been able to kill you.

You don't have a choice about that either. Even we territorial soldiers would prioritize catching them in this situation. I'd rather not be killed outright.

That's very kind of you to say.

And what about the girls?

Yeah. I thought I'd try to get to them first. ......

 It would have been better if I had jumped on them immediately instead of trying to sneak up on them, but hindsight is 20/20.

 You'll never know which was better.

Was the enemy a vampire?
Yes. Yeah, they turned into bats and mists.

 The information I had given to Sazius beforehand was that the killer might have the ability to charm the target.

 As an example, I mentioned vampires, but Sazius was quite skeptical about them.

 However, when he met a woman who seemed to be controlled by them, he changed his mind.

 In this world, the existence of vampires is known to a certain extent, but it is generally accepted that they are more realistic than vampires in our world, and that it is rare to encounter them.

 There are many theories about their abilities, and there is no definite theory.

 Even humans can use magic, are good with swords, and are strong, so it is natural that it is difficult to fit vampires into a mold.

"At least I got one leg and one arm. I also gave him a final push, so I think I did a little more damage than that. ......

Hmmm, a normal person would die if they lost one arm and one leg and couldn't get medical attention. ...... What do you think?

"I don't know . I don't know. My arm is gone, but I didn't see any blood spurting out. ......

 In the event that you've got a lot more than one of these, you'll be able to get a lot more than just one.

There was one other thing he said that caught my attention. I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one who's had a bit of trouble.

What? ...... Hmm, I'll ask her about the details when I get back to my office. We should search this house as well, but ...... it would be better for us territorial soldiers to do that. Let's bring those three back first. Can you do that?

Yes, sir.

 After that, Sazius took the oldest girl, Toya took the middle, and I took the youngest girl, and we went back to the guard station.

 During this time, I was a little concerned about the stares from the people around us, but since the soldiers were the ones walking in the front, we arrived without being told anything.

 I left the mattress I was carrying with the other guards and made a report with Sazius.

 However, since we didn't know the details, we only wrote down that Kaji had charmed Satomi, his abilities, the damage we had done and how we had done it, and his appearance.