When it doesn’t go as planned.
When the bandits attacked, Albert tore of the shackles from his and Felice’s hands.
The bandits were surprised, but it was too late to stop their attack now.
The bandits got hit and kicked and blown away by Albert.
On the other hand, Felice dodged the bandits’ attacks with the minimal movements, while utilizing their momentum to mercilessly fling them head down first.
“Eat this!” (Felice)
As the number of bandits were quickly decreasing, Yahar and others stared with their mouths wide open.
The bandits started sweating from the unthinkable situation, and one of them shouted at Albert and Felice while pointing his sword at Gai.
“You brats better stop now! Or I’m going to kill your friend here!”
“Kill Gai? No way, no way~… hoi!” (Albert)
“It would be smarter if you didn’t~… ey!” (Felice)
“Leave it. A human like you can’t kill me.” (Gai)
“S, stop shitting me!”
The man swung his sword at Gai’s neck, so Yahar and others averted their gazes.
“That’s why I told you to stop. Listen to people’s advice.” (Gai)
When the people turned around after hearing the bandit’s yell, they saw an unscathed Gai casually tearing off his shackles.
A man with a broken sword pierced in his eye was writhing at his feet.
While Yahar and others were staring with their mouths wide open once again, they turned towards the bandit chief who finally came to.
“You are the last one. How about giving up?” (Felice)
“Give it up.” (Gai)
“What, how, where… what the hell are you guys! You are E-ranks, no!” (Chief)
“Are you seriously saying that?” (Albert)
“E-ranks would be at least capable of something like this, right?” (Felice)
“As if!” (Chief)
“”””Definitely not!”””” (Gray’s party)
“”N?”” (Albert & Felice)
When the man and Gray’s party denied and Yahar and other prisoners nodded in agreement, Felice and Albert tilted their heads to the side.
Among that, Gai spoke up to progress the discussion.
“Forget what those two just said. Even if someone has the ability of an A-rank, they will be considered E-rank if they registered just yesterday.” (Gai)
“… Are you trying to say that those brats are like that?” (Chief)
“Who knows. I’m just stating a possibility.” (Gai)
“In the first place, you are supposed to be B-rank yourself! How could your head not fall off and break the sword instead!” (Chief)
“… There’s no way a B-rank’s body would be that weak, right? It’s common sense.” (Gai)
“”””I’m not aware of such common sense!”””” (Gray’s party)
“… I thought so. And so, are you going to give up now that you are alone?” (Gai)
“Alone? I am not alone… go get them! Killer!” (Chief)
When the man shouted, loud footsteps approached.
When everyone except Felice, Albert and Gai looked with fear towards the man, a fiver meters tall monster appeared beside him.
Looking carefully, it had the head of a lion, body of a goat and tail of a snake.
“How about this! This is my Chimera, Killer! I originally had two, but the two got in a fight and the weaker one had been chased away. No matter whether you guys are as strong as A-ranks, you won’t be able to win against this fellow!” (Chief)
“T, that can’t be…”
“We are going to die.”
“I don’t want to die.”
Gray and others who saw the Chimera started despairing, some among them even fainted.
But, even now, Felice’s group was going at their own pace.
“Chimera, he said. Isn’t that the monster you have defeated just yesterday, Gai?” (Felice)
“Yeah, come to think of it, Sandro was saying that their habitat isn’t here.” (Gai)
“Then, the Chimera you defeated was originally this guy’s, no? How did you defeat the Chimera yesterday?” (Albert)
“Meison told me he wanted one before, so I suffocated it by removing air in the barrier I set up around it. I will bring it to Meison later.” (Gai)
“Do you want to give him this one too then? Meison-san will be happy.” (Felice)
“I will do it then~ Erect a barrier~ remove the air~… there, it’s done!” (Albert)
“Y, you guys… what have you done!” (Chief)
The monster that caused Gray and others such despair suddenly started suffering and fell to the ground, not moving anymore.
Felice cooly shifted her attention to the shouting man and spoke up.
“Rather than that, are you prepared?” (Felice)
“What are you saying, lass!” (Chief)
“I hate people like you the most. People like you, who find enjoyment in bullying those who can’t retaliate.” (Felice)
“What is wrong about that! The weak will always be dominated by the strong! That is the world we are living in! And I will continue to dominate! As if I’d care about the weak!” (Chief)
“Then, I will dispose of you without allowing you to resist. I will let you… savor the feelings of the weak.” (Felice)
Simultaneously with Felice’s words, the man’s body got wrapped in black flames.
“Hii!? W, what’s this! Get away!” (Chief)
“It’s useless. How is it? You are gradually growing weak, aren’t you?” (Felice)
“T, this is just a joke, right… something like this…” (Chief)
As Felice said, the man’s body kept losing strength and he fell to the ground.
Without minding the man, Felice continued talking.
“Look, your legs can’t move anymore.” (Felice)
“Why… u, ugho.” (Chief)
“You lost your ability to talk, didn’t you?” (Felice)
“How is it? Even if you can breathe and move your eyes, the rest of your body won’t listen to your will.” (Felice)
When Felice said so, the black flames separated from the man and disappeared.
When Gai turned the unmoving man around, the three looked into his face.
The man’s bloodshot eyes rolled back.