Rigat put all his strength into his hand holding the holy sword.
This was the signal for the holy sword to shine even more strongly. The blood of Luciera that had been stuck to the blade evaporated.
It’s definitely the bane of all demons – the Light of Divinity.
“Huh, I feel that it’s fate after all, isn’t it connected with my soul since it came back in my hands? It’s like that you know?.” (Rigat)
As he wields the sword.
The divinity that oozes from the blade made my skin numb.
“This b*tch is also a f*cking idiot.” (Rigat)
Rigat kicked Luciera, who was on the ground.
It seems that she is still breathing, but the wound is pretty deep.
After all, the holy sword pierced from behind her and through her stomach.
If it’s left alone, she will eventually die.
“I guess she handed over the Holy Sword with the intention of controlling me… sorry! You just properly returned it to the original owner! Thanks to you, I was able to regain the memory of my previous life, thank you for being a stupid demon!” (Bernhard/Rigat)
“No way… You are really…!”
“Ah? I wonder after, letting out a ‘no way’ if you have already understood.” (Bernhard)
“Hahaha!”, Bernhard laughs as he is looking down at me.
No, he’s no longer the village mayor’s grandson, the Chief Bully Rigat!
“Even so, the reincarnation of the Hero who was supposed to be born in Gatel village— Bernhard-sama, the Hero who killed the former Demon King!” (Bernhard)
The hero Bernhard, who changed and became Rigat, laughed loudly and declared his resurrection.
Alraune hatefully muttered, “I should have killed him at that time…!”
“How… how are you reincarnated…?”
“Huh, thanks to this guy.” (Bernhard)
With that said, Bernhard picks up the dagger “Twilight” in Luciera’s hands.
“On the way to defeat the Demon King, I found the same thing in a secret passage in a dungeon. I didn’t want to sell it, so I managed to keep it in my pocket… Haha! Hah!” (Bernhard)
With that said, Bernhard broke “Twilight”.
The mysterious light that envelops the dagger disappears, and it becomes a genuine mere thing.
“—I don’t want to do it anymore, I don’t want to carry it over to the next world.” (Bernhard)
“Huh…! It seems that you haven’t learned even after 100 years to not block your own paths for retreating!”
“Ah? What a misunderstanding, crybaby, it was your retreat that I blocked, bastard. Now, this is your graveyard, bastard.” (Bernhard)
“You’re a master of mouthing-off, how about I make fireworks out of you again.”
“Haha! What should I try? Which one will become fireworks…!” (Bernhard)
The air changes.
The divine light covering the Holy Sword swelled explosively.
This is… different!
I can tell just by facing him!
The level of his power is definitely different from the Bernhard who I fought before!
“Even after hundred years… my Holy Sword and my soul have never forgotten you, Narugoa…!” (Bernhard)
“What’s this pressure…!? I can’t breathe…!” (Alrune)
“Ugu …!?” (Poison Slime)
“You guys! Hide behind me! That light is poisonous to the demons!”
Deploy a thousand hands and protect them from stinging flashes.
“Haha! Do you want to protect these dirty monsters! You’re still the same crybaby a century ago!” (Bernhard)
I can’t even open my eyes to the painful amount of divinity.
And I’m sure.
Since I’ve become a human being now, I can’t beat him!
“Apparently, you still believe you can protect them! Then I’ll prepare the kind of grave you deserve, Narugoa!” (Bernhard)
Bernhard holds his sword high above his head.
At that moment, the light from the holy sword condensed to a single stream—and stot up high in the sky, a pillar of light was now standing.
The pillar of light penetrates even the clouds that rise overhead, creating a path.
“What’s happening, Narugoa!?” (Alraune)
I was transfixed by a sight of a crack in the clouds and was speechless.
Then a figure came down along the light like it was a pathway or bridge to cross.
Figures with halos floating above their heads, with pure white wings adorning their backs.
They descend as if they were just going down the stairs, and finished after kneeling at Bernhard’s feet.
It is the highest-ranked angel-type monster that can be controlled by humans!
“—Nils, First Battle Maiden Commmander, reporting.” (Nils)
“-Here, Kurana, Second Battle Maiden Commander! Reporting for duty!” (Kurana)
“—Noah, Third Battle Maiden Commander…” (Noah)
With a few angels behind them, the three high-ranking angels gather under him.
The average level of Valkyries is over 50.
This is a number that can even compete with a common dragon.
And probably even stronger with the three Valkyrie Commanders leading them.
But what’s even more surprising, is that the angels are still descending uninterrupted along the path of light created by Bernhard.
Is this the power of his [Obsession]?
The former Bernhard wouldn’t have been able to do this!
Bernhard notices my unease and taunts me, “Hah!”.
“I can’t forgive you, Narugoa…! This dingy demon who deceived me… And those stupid villagers! All the people who ridiculed me!” (Bernhard)
“Yo-you! What the hell are you going to do…”
“Do it! Valkyrie!” (Bernhard)
Nils, the First Battle Maiden Commander, holds a huge spear.
We were moving quickly, but for some reason, she didn’t even look at us.
At the tip of her spear, the village of Gatel, where we were born and raised, is—
“… No way you!? Stop–!”
I move one of my hands and try to stop her.
But it was late.
A sharp ray of light was emitted from the tip of Nils’s spear toward the village of Gatel.
The rays of light struck the ground, knocked down trees, and carved distant hills.
Just like a strategic weapon, it boasts extraordinary power.
And he must have missed on purpose.
The rays glanced through the village perimeter.
“Hah! The guys in the village are probably cowering! I’m disappointed I couldn’t see it close!” (Bernhard)
“—Well, I’m going to see it in person soon.” (Bernhard)
Seeing the bottomless hatred dwelling in his gaze, I instinctively clamped my mouth.
Bernhard said with a fearless laugh.
“You only have an hour, my Valkyrie army will soon exceed 500 in that time limit… I will then lead these angels to attack Gatel Village.” (Bernhard)
“A-are you going to slaughter innocent villagers!?”
“They have sinned for not seeing clearly—it’s a mortal sin that they didn’t recognize and worship me as a hero. Adding insult to injury, they treated the reincarnation of a dirty demon as the hero instead of me.” (Bernhard)
“You… do you think such selfishness can be forgiven!?”
I ready my [Thousand Hands] to thwart Bernhard’s insane plans.
However, I saw the Valkyries readied their weapons all at once, I stayed my hand at the end.
“Huh, you don’t understand, Narugoa? I’m giving you a chance. How are you going to deal with the Valkyries and me while protecting the dingy demons there?” (Bernhard)
“Do you understand, Narugoa, this is a game, a game with a loner brat, in short–” (Bernhard)
Bernhard smiles crookedly and says.
“—A total of 500 Valkyrie troops with an average level of 60 will be led by the Hero, how will Gatel Village with an average level of 0 repel us!? That’s the game Narugoa!” (Bernhard)
“This… not the way it will go!”
“Hold Narugoa!” (Alraune)
“Stop Narugoa-san!” (Kyuuketsu)
Alraune and Kyuuketsu grabbed me, who was about to jump into action.
“We should retreat here!!” (Alraune)
“Yeah, withdraw! Withdraw!” (Kyuuketsu)
Alraune holds my body, and all four of us run away from the scene in a blink.
But just as we retreat, I sent one of my four hands toward Bernhard–
“… How cunning, you bastard.” (Bernhard)
I recovered Luciera, who was weak and dying, before hurrying to the village of Gatel.
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