ãThe event is over.
ãThe bell rang to signal the end, and the threat that seemed to be coming was crushed by a single demon.
ãThere should have been cheers, such a situation.
ãNone of the residents of the city of beginnings could even raise their voices.
ãBecause the scourge had returned.
ãSukuna returned to the fountain square in the city of beginnings.
ãThe starting point for all players. It was the place where it all began.
ãSkuna landed with a thud, and saw a strange sight.
ãPeople were far away. It was as if they had formed a large circle around the fountain, and only the area around Sukuna was empty.
ãIt's only a matter of a second for the current Sukuna to reach the fountain, but he's a little disappointed because he thought it would be more crowded with toys.
ãI thought I could destroy them.
ãI'm going to have to break a few less.
ãThe reason for Sukuna's frustration was that he was thinking like a child who was sad that he would have less time to play.
ãBut that expression was only for a moment.
ãHe easily took out his throwing knife and tossed it at the people without a second thought.
ãWhose voice was that?
ãA flash of silver light.
ãThump. With such a light sound, the knife pierced the eyeball of a young NPC girl.
ãHer light little body shook as if she had been struck by a bullet, and the NPC girl fell down without even a scream.
ãThe NPC girl fell down without even a scream.
ãIt had only been a few seconds.
ãIn just that much time, a lump of flesh had been created all too easily.
ãIt should have been a horrible scene that would have caused a scream, but no one could even speak.
ãIt was so intimidating that every person in this place, no, every living thing, was prepared to die.
ãIf she were to lose even the slightest bit of her attention, the last thing that would be waiting for her would be certain death.
ãAnd yet, she herself is smiling as carefree as a young child.
ãThe imbalance of this contradiction makes it even more frightening.
ãI wonder who I should choose.
ãThe way he chose his next prey was cruel to no end.
ãAll eyes were on Sukuna's every move.
ãIt was as if time had been stretched to its limit, as if it were an eternity.
ãThe hero (amber) easily overcame such a tense situation.
ãThe heroes easily overcame such a tense situation.
'I'm here to kill you, Skuna.
'Oh, so Amber is playing with us.
ãThe strongest demon and the deadliest demon meet.
ãThe curtain of the battle was cut off with frightening ease.
ãTheir attacks collided with each other with a roaring sound.
ãThe shockwave destroyed the fountain in the square, and debris shattered and scattered.
ãIt was no less than a battle between two heroes, and the people could only watch in amazement.
'Haha, ......, you're really doing it, aren't you?
ãThe girl who was supposed to have had one of her eyes pierced by a throwing knife and her brain gouged out.
ãThe girl who was supposed to be dead muttered that and stood up as if nothing had happened.
ãIgnoring the people around her who were looking at her in astonishment, she pulled out the knife with a slurping sound and thrust it directly into the ground.
''[Boundary Art, Black]''
ãAs if to protect all the people surrounding Sukuna and Amber, a translucent black dome rises up.
ã'Boundary Art Black'. It is one of the arts of the rare skill "Warding Art" that there are not many users in this world, and it is also the hardest class of defense that focuses on strength.
It's also one of the hardest defenses in the world.
ãThe girl sighs and looks at the two demons fighting in the center of the square.
ãWith eyes that seemed to have understood everything, she watched the trend of the battle.
ãHowever, the people around her could not hide their shock at the girl who got up so naturally.
ãIt was a female player who mustered up the courage to call out to her.
'Oh, is that ...... okay?
'Can't you see it?
'Um, but the knife cut my eye .......'
ãThe girl looked at the player woman who was sluggishly worried about her and realized something, 'Ah! I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not, but it's a good idea.
ãThe shabby figure of the girl was a temporary one.
ãGolden hair. Red eyes. A girl of extraordinary beauty, who could be called "leaning" but still lacking in beauty, appears.
'Melty. You might want to remember that.
ãThe world's strongest bloodsucker, who took the bait at Amber's request, laughed mischievously as she said this.
ãThe return of the demon god.
ãThis is the first time I've ever seen such a thing.
ãWhen he saw Skuna laying waste to the giant dragon, he was filled with an inexpressible joy.
ãIt was as if the scene was a direct copy of the demon gods that Amber had imagined since she was a child.
ãHe was surprised when Sukuna used the "Five Style," which he could not have used, but even that was a pleasure for Amber.
ãEven if it wasn't as good as "End of Ceremony," "Zekken" was a technique worthy of using "Type 5.
ãThe Oni-no-Mai's ãShiki 5: Doji no Maiã is an art that gives the practitioner pseudo-immortality. As long as that dance is in effect, the dancer's HP will never run out. In other words, it's a clenching effect that lasts for a certain amount of time.
ãOriginally, it was intended to force the dancer to stay alive until the end of the End Ceremony, but Sukuna seems to have used it simply to avoid death from recoil damage.
ãThe fact that he did not care about the damage as long as he could save his life seemed very endearing to Amber.
ãBut the joy would last only until this moment.
ãEven though it was less than two minutes, Amber was dealing with a copy of a demon god.
ãIt was, without a doubt, the incarnation of destruction.
ãFive blows at once.
ãAll of the blows that Amber unleashed with all her might were easily dealt with.
ãBut it was more than he expected.
I'm not sure what to make of it.
ãIt's only been three weeks since the last time we met.
ãI'm not sure what to make of it, but I think it's a good idea.
ãIn fact, Skuna may be better than Amber in almost every status.
ãHowever, even without these factors, the precision of their movements is much higher than in the previous hand-to-hand combat.
ãHe has become accustomed to the power.
ãHis talent, which had never been polished because he was not blessed with the opportunity to use it, has been polished and begun to shine in the past three weeks.
ãThis is still a bit rough considering her original size, but even so, Sukuna's combat sense is in a different dimension.
ãShe was able to completely absorb the power of the amber without taking even a single damage.
ãAnd on top of that, he has a dead skill on top of that.
ãHow could he not be strong? The current Skuna was stronger than anyone Amber had fought in the past.
ãAmber grabbed the blow in the darkness by force without even guarding it.
'Don't underestimate me. I'm one of the strongest in the world, remember?
ãYes. Amber is a "power holder", a title given to those with the highest muscle strength in the world.
ãEven if Sukuna is tainted by the forbidden power, her absolute strength value that still surpasses it is her greatest weapon.
(Bide your time. That's the only condition for me to win.
ãThe voice of the creator god (system announcement) echoed throughout the world.
ãThe dead skill "Runaway Rage". Sukuna was only allowed five minutes to activate it. Therefore, you only need to distract her during the time limit of less than a minute left.
ãCompared to the demon gods who had once destroyed half the world in a never-ending runaway, the time limit was far too short, probably due to Sukuna's inexperience.
ãPerhaps Sukuna's mind could not take much more.
ãAmber understands this.
ãAnger is an emotion that corrupts the human heart to such an extent.
ãIn fact, the current Sukuna has a smile on her face, but her eyes are cloudy.
ãIt's as if she's forcing her body to move with only a haphazard emotion.
ãI'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to do it.
ãThe fist that was shouted and swung pierced the belly of the amber. A tremendous shock struck Amber, but she did not like being blown away and forced herself to stand still.
ãWhat a sad fist.
ãI'm not sure if it's a good idea, but I think it's a good idea.
ãIt's not that I don't like it, it's just that I don't like it.
ãAt first glance, he seems to be enjoying himself.
ãBut that's because his heart is so worn out that he can't keep it that way.
ãThere is no one left to vent his rage on.
ãThere's no reason to keep raging anymore.
ãAnd so, having lost even its purpose, only the destructive impulse that's been left in limbo is barely moving Sukuna.
ãThat's why the current Sukuna can only think of destroying.
ãPerhaps Sukuna had already been broken when he was fighting the giant dragon.
ãWhen she lost that woman Rinne in front of her, something inside her was broken.
ãAnd so she gave herself over to a tyranny that would have been impossible for a normal Sukuna, and burned her body and soul to the ground to pay for it.
ãEven so, Sukuna continues to be burned by the unquenchable flames of anger and sorrow.
(So that's what ...... was.)
ãAmber is ashamed of herself for being even a little bit happy when she saw Sukuna's fall.
ãThat's right. I've realized that the "outburst of rage" that the demon gods once released was the same as the current Sukuna.
ãIf you use it, even your own heart will be burned away, and in the end there will be nothing left. You will lose everything and stand on the scorched earth.
ãThat's because I've come to understand that it's such an excessively sad power.
'Let's end this, Skuna.
ãAmber declared, grabbing Skuna's arm that was buried in her stomach.
ãEven biding his time is a waste.
ãWe must defeat her as quickly as possible.
ãLet this sad demon sleep.
ãLet her lose nothing more.
ãSkuna is a foreign traveler.
ãUnlike Amber and the others, death is only a temporary respite.
ãThat is why Amber chose to end the battle with her own hands, to save Sukuna.
'No! No!ãNo, no, no, no, no!ãI still have to destroy it, I still have to destroy everything!
ãSukuna screams out as if in desperation. Spilling black tears, she spits out the contents of her heart.
'I have to protect it!ãBecause, because ...... I don't want to lose ...... anymore, but ............'
ãI shouted that much, and then realized.
ãWhy did I forget?
ãI was so consumed by anger that I forgot.
ãWhat did I want to fight for?
ãNot to destroy it.
ãI didn't want to.
ãI didn't want to lose it.
ãI didn't want to lose it.
ãSo I broke the giant dragon.
ãBreak it, break it. .......
ãAnd before I knew it, destroying it became the goal.
--Is it enough?
ãI heard such a lonely voice inside me.
ãA memory, an impulse I'd kept dormant.
ãIt was my own emotion, fulfilling my wish.
ãYeah, that's enough.
ãI replied in my mind, and the voice laughed and said.
ãI'm sorry. Thank you.
ãWe'll be together from now on.
ãI won't lock you up anymore.
--We'll play again.
ãI'm sure we will soon.
ãThe voices mingled as they dissolved, leaving a faint heat in my chest.
ãThe blackness that had been covering Sukuna lifted.
ãHer horns returned to their original size, and the color of her eyes slowly returned to normal.
ãBut the darkness that cracked her body remained.
ãIt continued to consume Skuna's avatar like a curse.
ãJust in the nick of time, Sukuna released the dead skill.
ãIt was a sign that she could come back without crossing the final line.
ãIt was a sign of Sukuna's determination.
'Are you sure?'
ãNo more words are needed.
ãAmber hugged Sukuna gently, and with a gentle blow that made no sound, took away her HP.
ãI miss you.
ãI want to see you.
ãSukuna, who was assisted by Amber, smiled a very satisfied smile and scattered her life.