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Episode 12: The Healer Sends a Sign
~Grantzbach Empire, in the castle~.
A large man with dark skin and skinhead features and a medieval-looking boy are sitting around a dining table.
Bullet and Keyaru. The [Canon] hero and the [Healing] Hero.
It had become a routine for them to have lunch together.
Bullet is taunting Keyaru by telling him that the Jioral Kingdom and other things Keyaru wants to protect are in a desperate situation.
While he is eating, Bullet’s men come to him in a hurry and give him an earful.
The information he was given was the destruction of the main force and the air force deployed in the direction of the Jioral Kingdom.
Bullet’s eyebrows, which rarely twitch, tilted as he was told of the unexpected development.
Keyaru did not miss this detail.
“It’s unusual for you to be upset,” he said.
He was trying to get information that he couldn’t get out under normal circumstances by making him more upset.
“Upset? Hmm, yes, I am upset. I thought Keyaru’s women were cute little dolls who couldn’t do anything without Keyaru. …… They seem to do more than that. Or maybe you have done a good job preparing them?”
“I don’t like to play with dolls like you do. My women think and act without me. Above all, they are strong.”
“Hmm, I can’t really say anything back under the circumstances, but it’s getting interesting. It would be boring if we were to completely annihilate you. If I can get rid of the Kingdom of Jioral, my enemies would be gone from this world. This is the last game. It’d better be exciting in its own way.”
Bullet’s agitation subsided.
He is still convinced that he has an absolute advantage, even if there is some resistance.
I hope your carelessness doesn’t get the better of you.
“You’re worried about me? I’m glad to hear that. But it’s not carelessness. It is a margin of error. Even if things go a little in your favor, it’s over.”
There’s no denying that.
As long as there are humans, there will be an endless supply of black monsters.
The black monster is what connects humans to the enemy’s side, offering their souls as offerings to gain power. Hence, replacing the humans of an occupied city with monsters only increases their strength.
Each time it swallows a town or village, Bullet’s strength increases.
Unless we strike at the root of the problem, we have no chance of winning.
I can see that no matter how good a fight I put up, the end will eventually come.
This is why Ellen and Prince Casta are devising a plan to cut off the root of the problem.
“That’s what I enjoy. Let’s see what the women of Keyaru can do. But remember this. The more you annoy me in this way, the more violent I will become. I wonder what kind of cute face Keyaru will make when his precious women are destroyed.”
That is a serious threat.
The man was an ace in the intelligence department. He knows all kinds of ways to break people mentally, and he’s jealous and vindictive.
“That being said, can I please meet with Setsuna soon? The only chain that binds me is Setsuna, now that Bullet has broken the peace and attacked the Kingdom of Jioral. If I can’t confirm that she’s safe, I have no obligation to be quiet any longer.”
I wanted to assassinate him, but I still need to know Setsuna’s situation. Bullet wants to break my heart by capturing my women and raping them in front of my eyes. Setsuna should be safe for now.
“Keyaru, you don’t seem to understand your position.”
“No, I know what I’m talking about. Don’t think you can disable …… me without killing me. I’ll kill you right here. Even if I can’t kill you, I will take you down with me. Plus, I know you want me. You wouldn’t kill me.”
I’m half gambling.
The stakes are me.
No brainwashing or drugs will work on me.
That’s why Bullet is trying to break my heart, burn down my precious places, and kill my women right in front of me.
But it hasn’t been done yet.
The stakes are high because I’m not Bullet’s.
“Haha, I’m liking you more and more. All right. I’ll take you to meet your favorite. But first, let’s eat. I’ve made a great meal for you, Keyaru. It would be a shame to leave it behind.”
Bullet smiled, then sipped his soup.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen Setsuna.
I hope she’s okay.
After lunch, we were taken to another building where Setsuna was.
The guide was Bullet and his boys.
After all, the boys under his command were different from mere humans or those affected by black power.
There is no doubt that they have strength beyond the norm.
The boys are watching me to make sure that I don’t escape with Setsuna, just in case.
The annex is not the glamorous one I’m used to, it’s a picture of simplicity and sturdiness.
There are no furnishings, not even wallpaper, just bare rock.
I went down to the basement.
Setsuna’s room is on the third basement floor. I peeked into another room on that floor and frowned.
A stone and iron cage with a small window. In the corner of the room is a pumping toilet.
This is a prison for criminals.
“I hope you’ll treat me with a little more respect.”
“Don’t say that. I’m trying my best to suppress my jealousy, and I’m making sure she has at least enough to live on.”
“Thanks for that.”
It’s time for you to go to your room.
I wanted to look through the peephole to find Setsuna, but I couldn’t find her.
No, she was there.
She was hanging from a beam on the ceiling, doing pull-ups.
It’s an incredibly hard thing to do, hanging down with only the strength of your right hand.
I was worried that she might be getting thin, but she looks like she’s gained some muscle.
I was relieved. The food seemed to be nutritious and plentiful, if not in quality and taste.
When I knocked on the door, Setsuna looked at me and came running over.
“I’ll allow you thirty seconds of conversation. So far, I haven’t touched any of the hostages. But if you do anything strange, you will be penalized. Not to Keyaru, but to the girl.”
Bullet doesn’t lie like this, and he’s not stupid enough to mess with the hostages.
It’s true that he hasn’t touched them before, and if he said he was going to penalize them, he would do so without mercy.
I smiled at Setsuna.
“How are you, Setsuna?”
“Mmm, fine. I’m fine, except a little bored.”
“Good. I was worried about you.”
“I’m glad. I’m glad Lord Keyaru is thinking of you.”
“You’re my precious girl. I want to make love with you again, Setsuna.”
“I want to be loved by you too, Lord Keyaru. I want you to love me.”
Setsuna is looking at me with moist eyes.
As I was thinking about this, Bullet pulled me by the shoulders.
He was trying to look calm, but there was a look of annoyance on his face.
“Keyaru, it’s been thirty seconds. You can’t go any further. I’m not going to be able to hold myself back.”
I’m sure you’ll be able to understand that I’m not the only one who is jealous.
He looks like he’s about to crush Setsuna.
“Thank you for letting me meet Setsuna.”
“It’s for my Keyaru, of all things. But don’t think I’m going to allow you to be so selfish again and again.”
”And you don’t have to.”
The real purpose was to give instructions to Setsuna.
Bullet is intelligent, and if you use normal signs and ciphers, he can easily see through them.
Even if he didn’t see through the signs and ciphers, Setsuna would still suffer horribly if he suspected that she had passed on something.
That’s why I gave her special instructions.
When I came to see Setsuna, I was able to give her instructions based on the type of conversation we had.
For example, I use codes such as, do you want to see Freya and the others?
I want to go back to the Jioral Kingdom. When all is said and done, let’s go see all the Ice Wolf people. Depending on the content of the message, such as wanting to make love, the action Setsuna would take and the timing of her move would change.
This is also a sign, a cipher, but there’s a reason Bullet can’t read it.
This is because that’s what Setsuna and I really wanted to do.
The same goes for all of the dialogue patterns I’ve prepared in advance.
Earlier, I really did want to have sex with Setsuna, and she was saying that she loved me from the bottom of her heart, and she was a little wet.
If I wasn’t acting, the discomfort would be nonexistent, and she wouldn’t even know I was giving her a sign.
The only weakness Bullet has is that he thinks he can control other people’s minds. It’s true that if you’re as skilled as he is at using brainwashing and drugs, you can make people do what you want.
But there is something deep inside the mind that you can never touch.
Now, I’ve given Setsuna my instructions.
Soon, Prince Casta and Ellen’s plan will begin.
And there will be a huge fireworks display.
That’s when I’ll have to make my move.
It’s time for me to turn the tables.