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The sharpened tip of the spear ran a ray of light under the shining sun and pierced her chest.
It was as if it was being sucked into her own body, such a natural movement that we couldn’t understand the situation for a while.
Looking down at the white light extending from her chest, Alraune only let out a stunned gasp.
This was the signal for the frozen silence to rapidly melt away, and for our thoughts to resume.
And then. It was only then that we truly understood the situation.
Alraune was killed.
I shouted, and a pillar of sand rose up with the sound of the explosion, almost simultaneously.
Kyuu-chan kicked the ground with her tremendous leg strength and jumped at the female hero.
“Get away from Al-chan!!”
A flying kick like a lightning bolt struck by the silver helmet.
The silver-white helmet cracks with a sharp crack, and the female hero was bent far.
At the same time, when I noticed that the white spear held by the hero shone red, it was pulled out and the hero was blown and skipped across the sand.
Alraune’s body that was about to fall is caught by one of my Thousand Hands that I immediately called.
“Na-Narugoa-san! Al-san… Al-san!” (Sergeant)
“I know! [Heal]!”
While calming Sergeant in a hurry, I give an order to my [Hands].
It’s the best recovery magic that I can do right now with all four of my thousand hands working at full capacity.
But it was a blow to the chest, and with a divine weapon.
It’s definitely a fatal wound, usually instant death.
Surrounded by the dazzling light emitted by my [Thousand Hands], I forcefully pour magic.
However, contrary to my impatience–
“What…? I am…” (Alraune)
Alraune’s eyes blinked as if she still didn’t understand the situation surrounding her.
“Alraune…! You’re safe!”
“Uh, yeah… He-hey!?” (Alraune)
As soon as Alraune replied, I instinctively hugged her.
Good, she’s alive!
“You did it! Al-san is safe! Kyuu-chan! Al-san is alive!” (Sergeant)
“You did it!” (Kyuuketsu)
While listening to Kyuu-chan and Sergeant’s roaring shouts, I hugged Alraune even tighter.
Her body temperature, which I can feel with my whole body, gives me relief and I regained my composure.
There, I noticed something.
“Alraune… you have no wound!?”
Then, I finally noticed when I saw her body up close, but far from being fatal, there was not a scratch on the part that was pierced by the spear earlier.
The recovery magic of my [Thousand Hands] did not work.
Since there were no scratches in the first place.
Even Alraune seemed to be skeptical about this.
“I… I was definitely struck by a spear… Right? How…?” (Alraune)
“What does this mean…? You were struck so deeply, but there is not a scratch … No, first, that Hero!”
I’m also worried about this mysterious phenomenon, but first of all, there’s a hero in full-body armor.
When I saw it, the female hero who was kicked off by Kyuu-chan was about to stand up, using the spear that had been thrust at Alraune as a cane.
The damage seems to have missed, but…
“Narugoa-san! That helmet is insanely hard! It looks like it couldn’t be broken!” (Kyuuketsu)
“Kyuu-chan’s kick, which also crushes iron, should have cracked it … So it’s not just any equipment!”
“Narugoa-san! The Hero is up and ready!” (Sergeant)
The hero got up and held the spear again and aimed at us.
I deploy my [Thousand Hands] and skipped the instructions.
“—The enemy is an unidentified female hero in full-body armor! Her armor is solid and she moves as if she were sliding on the sand, but she is not impossible to defeat!”
“When I see that I couldn’t react to Kyuu-chan’s kick at all, the level of that hero is around 30 at the highest! That’s why let’s not give it a chance! Kyuu-chan!”
“The next time the hero approaches immediately sneaks into her range and makes sure you’re in arms reach! That big spear can’t handle that range! I’ll protect Alraune and support you with [Thousand Hands]!”
“I know! I should just jump in and melt that armor while Kyuu-chan is keeping it busy!” (Sergeant)
“You’re quick and helpful! Here we go!”
The female hero drops to a crouch, and she is ready to move again.
We were suddenly caught by surprise and allowed the first attack to happen, but I will never commit such a stupid mistake again! I’ll make sure to kill her!
Like a single spear, we sharpened our concentration and waited for the right moment.
In the tense silence, you can almost hear the scorching sun burning the desert sand.
Finally, the female hero took a large step forward–
—At the same time, five shadows popped out from the other side of the dunes.
We released a startled shout due to the sudden intruders.
The five shadows slide on the sand like the female hero and approach us with extremely precise movements.
“What are they!? A new hero party!?”
“Damn, one after another…! …No, those are…!” (Alraune)
The shadows sliding on the sand did not look at us., and while sliding on the sand, they started to swirl around the hero.
“What!? Enemy!? Allies!? Can I kick them all together at the same time!?” (Kyuuketsu)
“Wait a minute Kyuu-chan! Look closely! Those monsters… are!”
Kyuu-chan’s eyes squinted, just before she attacked in panic.
And finally, it was possible to confirm their appearance.
Feminine and supple limbs, healthy tan skin, and golden hair that dances in the wind while reflecting the sunlight… Just like dancers.
However, contrary to such an impression, their limbs are all equipped with rugged equipment.
It is a miraculous fusion of the two, though the large spear in their hands is the ultimate mismatch.
But that’s not the important part.
What we should pay attention to is the peach-colored flower that opens on the side of their heads.
“Sand Alraune…” (Alraune)
Alraune said the name somewhat dreamily.
Sand Alraune—I’ve heard of them.
It’s the only plant demon that lives in an environment that’s too harsh for plants and flowers.
With brown skin and golden hair.
That is the Sand Alraune.
At that time, one of the orbiting Sand Alraune escaped from the line surrounding the hero and came here.
It’s a very small and twin-tailed Sand Alraune that looks very strong.
She looked at each of our faces, and finally looked into Alraune’s face and frowned, “Hmm?”
“…What? A Forest Alraune, you’re quite a rare sight in the middle of a desert.” (Sand Alraune)
“Oh, are you…?” (Alraune)
“Traveling? Sightseeing? Just don’t get in the way, well it doesn’t matter Auntie, ‘the hero in armor’ she is our prey, so the slime and bat and… a child? (Sand Alraune)
The twin-tailed Sand Alraune didn’t answer her question at all, and in a blunt tone, slipped again on the sand towards the Hero in Armor.
While we were left behind and still couldn’t grasp the situation. After spending plenty of time silent Alraune…
She let out a mixed scream of anger and astonishment.
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