HxH Vol 5 Chapter 4 – The Demon King of Lemuria

Chapter 4 – The Demon King of Lemuria


Part 1

The imperial capital of Vatlantis, Zeltis. Genesis was towering tall inside that imperial palace. Its surroundings were changed into Hida Nayuta’s research place right now. Several research facilities were built and all the magic power that was sent from earth was collected here. The buildings were built in haste, so they only had few decorations compared to the architectural structure of Vatlantis. Every single one was built like a rectangle block, like piled up dices.

Hida Nayuta was inside one of those blocks.

She stayed sitting on a chair and stared at a monitor without moving. Her hand was not moving, but hectic processing was carried out in the monitor. It was an interface that could possibly be operated only with her brain wave and eye motion. This was a computer that Nayuta created using the magic technology of Vatlantis.

What made Nayuta surprised was how computers were nonexistent in Vatlantis. There was an extremely rudimentary electron calculation machine. But, there was no system that could perform a large scale information processing.

This world suddenly obtained result from magic power and sorcery. Due to that, there was nothing like basic technology. Even without calculation or anything, sorcery technology could manifest most things.

Magic technology that made use of sorcery made manifest things that could be thought as miracle from the view point of earth. On the other hand, something impossible was impossible, there was such a clear conclusion. In other words a matter that couldn’t be resolved using sorcery, couldn’t be imagined to be resolved using another method. That was why, technology other than sorcery didn’t develop. The weak point that Nayuta pointed out was that.

When Nayuta saw the Genesis for the first time, she thought that she wanted to read the letters that were carved on its surface. However, the scholars of Vatlantis all answered that it was impossible in unison. The reason was because it was already a lost language, that was it.

That was why, Nayuta thought of trying to translate the ancient letters with her own strength. For that sake she created the magic computer in this research facility.

But, the problem was the first clue. Even if just a part, if she could understand the meaning of some wording that was written, it was possible to start deciphering from that point.

If she could decipher the letters, surely she could elucidate the secrets of this Genesis. Not just that, the Core of magic armor that was similarly a puzzling OOPArt, and then even the secrets of this world itself might be unraveled.

That was the thing that Nayuta wanted to know for now.

Suddenly, she felt a presence inside the room.

“……My, Valdy. Welcome home.”

The door opened soundlessly and Valdy entered the research room.

“I’m home……here.”

Valdy lowered the bag she shouldered and took out a lithograph from inside.

“This is……this is the one.”

It was the lithograph that was inside Baldein castle. Nayuta put her hands together happily.

“You did really well Valdy. You are really magnificent.”

Valdy’s face turned red from those words and she stroked her hair shyly.

“Err…….so, what is this lithograph going to be used for?”

“It’s for disclosing everything. Regarding this world, the pillar, and the Core.”

“If we do that……Vatlantis will be saved won’t it?”

“Yes. That’s right.”

Valdy murmured with tears in her eyes.

“If that really becomes reality……then Nayuta-sama, is a god.”

“My……I became a demon and now a god, how busy that is.”

Nayuta smiled amusedly. However suddenly that smile vanished from her lips.

“But――perhaps I will really become it, a god that is.”

Saying that, she moved her gaze to the monitor once more.

That appearance was slightly different from the usual Nayuta. Valdy thought doubtfully, but she didn’t think about it deeply. The reason was, Nayuta had never been wrong until now. Nayuta had never for even once did something that she didn’t wish for.

Valdy came to have faith in Nayuta. With eyes that were like a child looking at her mother, she was staring at Nayuta’s face from the side.


Part 2

At a spot several hundred kilometers from Britain, Ataraxia came to a stop.

{We are completely sandwiched.}

The text that Kei displayed and the map the was displayed behind her made Reiri and Kizuna flowed cold sweat.

Receiving an emergency alarm, Kizuna, Kei, and Reiri, the three of them gathered inside the central control room of Nayuta Lab.

The map with Ataraxia as the center also projected two enemies. One enemy appeared from the Entrance of London, and the other enemy was approaching from behind. Both enemies would still take time until they came into contact with Ataraxia. However, according to the information from the unmanned reconnaissance drone, it was obvious that both were coming with Ataraxia as their aim. It was only a matter of time before a battle happened.

{So that we won’t receive an attack from the Entrances of Spain and France, we approached from the Celtic Sea. However the enemy was taking a large detour from Ireland to us.}

Reiri clicked her tongue and glared at the map.

“Isn’t that impossible with the enemy’s cruising range?”

{It’s impossible according to the data until now. That’s why we also couldn’t anticipate this. It appears that the ship of Vatlantis has increased their cruising range further than before. Perhaps just like how we evolved our weapons and became able to defeat magic weapons, they too are solving their technological problems.}

“The improvement of those guys’ weapon can also be considered as mother’s involvement……however, what are we going to do if that’s the case?”

{Even if we move forward or draw back, it will only hasten the confrontation with the enemy. But there is the way of escaping near to France.}

However Kizuna shook his head.

“No good. If we are attacked from the land, that’s exactly what a certain death is. Besides, our destination is London. We should crush the enemy before our eyes and aim straight at our destination.”

“……Certainly we are aiming at London. But, if we don’t take care of the enemy in front of us, even that will be impossible. Especially if we don’t defeat the enemy that is coming from the front, far from reaching London, we cannot even approach near.”

{Even if we defeat the enemy in front, the enemy behind will catch up, so in the end we have to defeat the two of them.}

Kei’s text made Reiri lightly tch-ed.

“Our present situation is where we haven’t yet found any megafloats of other countries. Like this it’s obvious that we are lacking in battle strength, the methods we can use are few. But we have to at least avoid being attacked by both at the same time, if we can take care of the weak one first…..Kizuna, do you know about these bunches?”

The image from the unmanned drone was projected on the monitor.

The front was an eye-patched girl, the behind was a white haired girl.

“Aah, I remember. These guys are strong……both of them are like the four heavenly kings of the enemy.”

“Is that so……then, should we progress to encounter the enemy at front faster. After that we can only pray that the enemy behind will arrive late or possibly they will reach the limit of their cruising range.”

Kizuna crossed his arms with a serious face.

“The problem is that there is no one I can do Climax Hybrid with……it’s out of the question to face them with Eros’s default spec, above all I’ve got no weapon.”

At that time, the door of the central control room opened.

“What are you all doing sleep-talking like that. There is still this me here!”

Gertrude entered the room still on her wheelchair.

“The one sleep talking here is you. You are still in the middle of rehabilitation.”

“You are noisy you know Kizuna boss. Actually I already don’t need something like a wheelchair.”

Saying that, Gertrude stood up from the wheelchair.

“Se……see, there is nothing impo…..po, possible, for meee-”

However her standing posture was like a baby deer that was just born. Gertrude who was standing pigeon-toed with fiercely trembling legs made Kizuna hold his head.

“No, no matter how I see it, that’s impossible.”

“The, then, just watch this. Sigura!”

Gertrude yelled the name of the Core sleeping inside her. Yellow light overflowed from her body, which then compressed and wrapped her body. And then in an instant, a gun-metallic armor was created.

“GYAAAAAAAAAAAA-ITHURTSSSSSSSSSS!”

But Gertrude immediately fell on her knees and rolled around on the floor.

“O, oi! You okay there?”

“Kuuu……I, I can take it no problemmm”

Kizuna sighed looking at Gertrude whose lips were trembling with teary eyes.

“That’s why don’t force yourself. You cannot fight in your current condition.”

“If, if that’s the case then how about that Climax Hybrid you said? If we do that, even boss Kizuna will power up won’t you? Then, do whatever you want with me.”

Gertrude lied down with face looking up and forcefully raised her arms with a wink, it seemed that she was intending to take a sexy pose. However, her face that was enduring the pain with all her power was completely a turn-off.

“Just what am I going to do, to a girl who makes that much of a pained face just from raising her arms……”

“The, then, as I thought I’m going to fight too.”

She pulled out her main weapon that was a pistol-style particle cannon from her waist.

“O-, ouch ouch――and that’s just a joke……ah”

Kizuna took the pistol from Gertrude’s hand casually.

“Wha, what are you doing!?”

“I confiscated this. Just stay quietly there.”

“Re, return it back to me!”

Gertrude reached out her hand, but she could only stay lying down without waking up, so there was no way she could reach.

“Eh?”

Suddenly Gertrude’s hand stopped still and stared with a puzzled face at her pistol that was gripped in Kizuna’s hand.

“……Hm?”

Kizuna stared closely at the pistol in his hand. The appearance looked like a normal pistol. However the inside would shot out particles as bullets made from magic power, it possessed the destructive power that could easily pierce the armor of a magic weapon.

“What’s wrong? Is something the matter with this?”

“No……just why is boss holding my gun?”

“Even if you ask me why……”

A window opened between Gertrude and Kizuna.

{Kizuna, you can carry the weapon of another person’s Heart Hybrid Gear?}

“Hm? I don’t remember anything like that until now but……”

Kizuna tried to recall his battles until now. Now that Kei mentioned it, that time when he fought Gravel in Okinawa too, he grasped Neros’s Blade and could use it as a sword.

“――Wait, it normally cannot be done?”

{Impossible. The weapon of a Heart Hybrid Gear is the possession unique to that gear. Even if another person tries to use it, it will only return into particles.}

‘Wait, that means――’

“Even if Gertrude wears her Heart Hybrid Gear, she has a weapon but cannot fight. I can fight the enemy but don’t have any weapon. That’s why――”

‘If I borrow Gertrude’s weapon, I can fight!’

“I can do this! Nee-chan, with this I can fight those guys!”

Reiri shook her head with a complicated face.

“But, it’s no good with just that. The essential thing is lacking.”

{Kizuna’s Hybrid Count is currently 10%.}

“……-. I see.”

Certainly, he had used it up when he escaped Vatlantis and it mostly still hadn’t recovered. Even if he had a weapon, he couldn’t make bullets. Far from that, even the time he could maintain Eros was short.

And then, if he used up all his Hybrid Count, what awaited him was――death.

Kizuna clenched his fist tightly.

“But the chance is not zero. It will be a short decisive battle! Will my Hybrid Count reach zero first, or will I defeat the enemy first!”

Reiri opened her eyes in a rage and shouted.

“Don’t say something stupid! You are not doing any Climax Hybrid. Your battle strength itself is not going up at all. Just how are you going to defeat the enemy quickly huh!?”

“No matter what the two of you say, I’ll do it.”

Kizuna turned his back to the two and headed to the exit.

“Wait, Kizuna!”

Reiri stood up so fast that it was like her chair was kicked, and ran to the door. And then she cut in between Kizuna and the door and stood in his way with her hands spread widely.

“Nee-chan. Move from there.”

“There is no way I can let you go. You are the last hope remaining for us. There is no way I can let you go to a fight where we understand that you are just going to get killed easily!”

“But, at this rate I won’t be able to save everyone no matter how long! Himekawa, Yurishia, Sylvia, Scarlet, and Masters too. Also……”

――Aine.

“That’s why I’m going. If you don’t move aside, I’m going through by force.”

Kizuna faced Reiri and stepped forward. Their faces got near to the degree that their nose tips almost touched, but Reiri also didn’t move. Far from that, she glared back with an expression that burned in rage.

“I understand that you feel responsible. But, bravery and recklessness are different. Self-sacrifice sounds heroic but it’s not a virtue. If your objective is to save those girls, perhaps you think that it’s fine even if you die, but if in the end you cannot save them, then it’s just simply a pointless death!”

He couldn’t immediately return back any words.

“-……even if it’s pointless, even if I die, I’ve got to do this. There are times when I have to go no matter what!”

Reiri ground her teeth with a frustrated face and her eyes were shining with tears.

“This……idiot!”

Reiri grasped Kizuna’s collar. Kizuna’s neck was constricted and he was pulled roughly. Their foreheads bumped audibly.

“You are fine with that. You feel saved with that. But, that kind of thing is only self-satisfaction! Try to think about the people you left behind! You are just cutting away all hope! You are just increasing the sadness!”

Tears overflowed from Reiri’s eyes. The tears that were flowing out once the dam broke didn’t stop and wet Reiri’s cheeks and dripped down to her chest.

“Ne, Nee-chan……”

This was the first time he saw his sister’s crying face.

His sister could also cry.

Kizuna received a shock from such an obvious truth.

Flawlessly perfect superhuman.

Even so she also could worry and be hurt.

He understood that much.

But, he couldn’t even imagine the current appearance of his sister.

Her cheeks were red and her tears flowed out without caring of other people’s eyes.

His sister that was supposed to be invincible made a look that was this weak and easy to break.

She was like delicate white porcelain that, even though hard, would break if it was dropped.

“If you die here……I……just for what, all that I did until now……”

‘That tear, is let out for my sake.

I’m Nee-chan’s weak point.

She is thinking about me until this much.

And then I too become a support for Nee-chan’s heart.’

At that moment, he thought of his sister with unbearable dearness.

He loved her since his childhood.

Even the cutest girl in school was inferior compared to his sister.

She was kind, beautiful, and stylish more than anyone.

He admired her.

But the dearness that he felt right now was different with the admiration of that time.

The crying face in front of him looked very beautiful and lovely.

“I, Nee-chan, that……uwaa!?”

Power naturally left Kizuna’s body. Because of that, his collar kept pulled by Reiri and he collapsed forward.

“……-!”

Behind her was an automatic door, so Reiri couldn’t even lean on the wall and fell down entangled with Kizuna.

“So, sorry! Are you okay Nee-chan?”

“Ki, Kizuna……you……”

“He?”

Kizuna’s face was buried in Reiri’s breasts and one of his hands grasped her breast with a lot of strength. And then Reiri’s legs were parted and his posture was one where he collapsed between them. Her miniskirt was rolled up and her underwear appeared in plain sight. It was unexpectedly erotic with its black lace.

Kizuna and Reiri’s hearts ticked in an intense beat as if in sync.

At that moment, light shined in the eyes of the two and light particles were emitted from their bodies.

“Thi-, this is?”

Both of them looked at each other.

“This is……what does this……I and Kizuna, are showing Heart Hybrid signs? No, there is no way that can happen. That’s impossible.”

Reiri looked up at Kei as if to demand an answer. However Kei also shook her head left and right.

“Re, Re-ri……you have, aptitude for Core?”

Too much shock made Kei forgot herself and she spoke with her own voice. Kizuna felt like this was the first time he heard Kei speaking with her voice.

“Tha, that’s right, Nee-chan. Just, what in the world, this means?”

Kizuna grasped Reiri’s hand and pulled her up. Reiri’s eyes were blank as if she was half-asleep and shook her head weakly.

“I don’t know. Because, I should not have any aptitude for a Core. That’s the reason that I became commander. When I was a child, mother told me that I don’t have an aptitude for a Core so――!?”

Noticing it with a ‘hah’, Reiri’s eyes opened wide and her pupils shook, cold sweat flowed down her cheek.

“Re-ri……is that about, E, eros’s……Core?”

“That’s right……that person, she planned to install Eros’s Core in me before doing it to Kizuna. But, she said that I don’t have the aptitude, and lost interest in me.”

Since then, she believed that she didn’t have an aptitude all this time.

Kei put her hand on her chin and pondered.

“By any chance, Eros is……a Core exclusive for men, perhaps.”

Kizuna put his hand on his chest. It was as though he was asking the thing that was inside him.

“Core exclusive for men……Eros is?”

It was a theory that was hard to believe so suddenly. After all, it was a common sense that the Core of Heart Hybrid Gear couldn’t sufficiently display its ability if not with a female. That was why Cores weren’t installed except in females. Kizuna was the only exception, but that was only because at the time the research about Cores was just started and Kizuna was the first human to be installed with a Core.

“That’s impossible. Something like a Heart Hybrid Gear Core exclusive for a man……such thing, isn’t supposed to exist. Then, just why is Eros’s default spec this low? If it’s exclusive for men, then that means it’s right for it to be installed in me. Then it should be stronger than this right?”

“But, according to Professor Nayuta’s record, it’s mentioned that installing it was tested to Re-ri but it didn’t work. But Re-ri had aptitude for Core……that’s why, by any chance.”

The Core of Eros inside Kizuna that he should be familiar with, suddenly felt like something unknown.

‘――Just what in the world, Eros’s Core is?’

“O, of course, this is merely a guess. A hypothesis. Rather than that right now――”

Kei sent a glance at Reiri.

“In other words……I have Core aptitude?”

Reiri put her hand on her face. Her appearance looked as if she was frustrated of being unable to take back something.

“I……don’t come out to the front line as commander, I installed Cores to my subordinates and made them fight……regardless that I myself can fight.”

Kei returned to her senses and typed on her keyboard.

{But, now that it has come to this that became a salvation. In a state where there is no Core installed, that much result can come out, there is no one other than Reiri who can do this.}

Certainly that was so. Previously, a similar thing happened with Sylvia, but the reaction this time was great that it was incomparable with that time. Was it because they were blood related siblings, that it had an influence?

Kei too typed on her keyboard excitedly.

{Thanks to that we found a method to recover Kizuna’s Hybrid Count. Reiri doesn’t have a Core installed, so even with Climax Hybrid Eros cannot copy the ability of another Core. In other words Eros itself won’t power up. But……}

Kizuna raised his face as if he was struck. His face changed completely from just now, it was filled with hope and motivation.

“My Hybrid Count can fully recover! In addition I have Gertrude’s weapon! I can fight the enemy with this!”

Kizuna faced Reiri with a bright smiling face. However Reiri’s face turned red and she answered incoherently.

“I, I guess. But Kizuna, for that, it’s……”

There Kizuna also noticed.

“Wait, I see! I, with Nee-chan……!?”

Kizuna suddenly began to lose his nerve.

‘――You, you can’t. Don’t be timid! Calm down, Hida Kizuna!’

He persuaded himself like that, but the reddening of his face was unstoppable. His forehead was perspiring with sweat.

Only the Heart Hybrid this time was incomparable with all the others until now. After all the partner was his blood related sister. Furthermore, it was also the person that he idolized since he was a child.

‘――Doing Heart Hybrid with Nee-chan……perverted thing……?’

Just from thinking it, his heart was fiercely beating. Kizuna shook his head in panic.

‘What are you thinking! There is no way I can do something like that! No matter how beautiful she is, this is Nee-chan you know? Even though I idolize her, it’s not about something like that. Right, to feel perverted feelings towards Nee-chan as my partner, that’s impossible!’

Kizuna stole a glance and stared at his sister from the side.

Reiri’s cheek was red and she was crossing her arm as if hugging her own body. Her eyes under her eyebrows that looked troubled were wavering and looked moist. It resulted in an excessive scattering of allure that was exclusive of older females.

*gulp* Kizuna’s throat sounded.

The mix of shame and hesitation in Reiri’s expression was full of openings, different with her usual rigid attitude. It made him feel too much loveliness that it pierced his chest.

Perhaps she had noticed Kizuna’s gaze that was like that, Reiri returned a sharp glare.

“Wha, what are you looking so intently like that?”

“Nothing……I’m not looking at anything.”

“Don’t lie. Your eyes look filthy.”

“It’s, it’s not filthy-! I’m not thinking of anything like that! Ne, Nee-chan yourself, just what are you imagining?”

“Wha……I, I too am not imagining anything! Besides, such thing, with my blood related brother……”

“……Aren’t you thinking it?”

“Shut up! That’s impertinent even though you are just a little brother! Anyway, there is no way I will do anything like Heart Hybrid with you. Think using your common sense!”

{But Reiri, if not that then what will we do? Are we going to search for someone that can do Heart Hybrid without a Core?}

“Uu……that’s……”

Biting her lip, Reiri dropped her gaze to the floor.

{After one hour, Clayda that is in the front will come into contact with us, and then fifteen minutes from there, Elma will arrive.}

“Kuh……”

Reiri fell silent while still looking down as though to hide her red face.

{There is no time anymore. Reiri.}

Reiri clenched her fist hard.

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Kei and Kizuna held their breath and waited for Reiri’s decision.

Sweat flowed on Reiri’s blushing cheek.

Shining drip fell on the floor.

Taking in a deep breath, Reiri raised her face resolutely.

“Kei, I want to buy time until we encountered the enemy. What should I do in that case?”

{It’s best to not move at all like this.}

“Got it. Then Ataraxia will stop in this spot. Also Kizuna, you go first to the experiment room. There is the experiment room where you installed a Core into Sylvia right?”

“Yeah……there were around ten rooms from A to J, those rooms?”

“That’s right. Any room is fine, wait there. You see……actually I had been thinking that something like this might happen and secretly developed a system for recovering Hybrid Count. It seems the time to use that has come.”

Kizuna spontaneously raised a loud voice.

“WHATTt!? Tell me right from the beginning if there is something like that!”

“No……it’s only usable exactly because we understand the fact now that it’s possible to recover your Hybrid Count with me. I didn’t think that it’s actually usable until just now.”

Kei knitted her eyebrows so hard and pursed her lips.

{Wait a second Reiri, just what do you mean by tha}

With a terrific speed, Reiri took out a pen from her breast pocket and threw it at Kei.

“Auu!”

The pen made a clean hit at Kei’s forehead. Kei pressed on her forehead letting her slipping down glasses as it was while sinking in her chair.

“Ne, Nee-chan……?”

Together with blazing blood thirst, Reiri stared at Kizuna glaringly.

“Never mind that, go.”

“Ye, YES MAM! YES-!”

After saluting, Kizuna exited the central control room in panic and ran to the experiment room.

For the time being he rushed into the experiment room A that was nearest and took a breather. Different with experiment room C that he used for Sylvia’s install, this room A was simple and tidy. Rather than cuteness, its modern furniture made one feel the polished sense and high quality of a model home. There was a sofa and table nearby the wall. The wall at his left had glass as the whole surface, he could see shower and bathtub inside.

And then at the center of the room, a large bed declared its bizarre presence.

Kizuna sat on that bed and waited for instruction for a while.

“…….They are really slow.”

Even though there were enemies approaching, he was only sitting for more than ten minutes. His impatience was rapidly growing.

Just when he was going to stand up to look at the situation for the moment, the door of the experiment room opened and Kei showed her face.

“Ah, Shikina-san. Just how long I have to wait here?”

Not answering his question, Kei put the equipment that she held in both arms on the bed.

“This is……head mount display? Is this the system for use of Hybrid Count recovery?”

Kei stayed silent and began to put the goggle-type equipment on Kizuna’s head. It was an encapsulated model that was combined with a headphone, his eyes and ears were simultaneously sealed with that.

“Wa, wait, Shikina-san. You are not going to explain anything? Wait, it’s pitch dark like this and I cannot see anything!”

A snapping sound appeared and the head mount display was locked behind his head.

{Don’t clamor, Kizuna.}

Reiri’s voice flowed from the headphone.

“Nee-chan, just what in the world is this?”

{After this, a woman will go to that room. You do the Heart Hybrid with that woman.}

“Eeh!? Just who is that woman? A candidate?”

{That touched a highly classified information, so I cannot tell you. But don’t worry. The woman was habitually watching the fight of you guys closely. And then she came to volunteer of wanting to make herself useful. She also had already piled up enough image training.}

‘So that means, she is a candidate like Sylvia? Possibly, Nee-chan said that she was watching closely, the possibility that it’s someone from the second year first group……no, putting that aside――,’

“Just because of that, with someone who I don’t know who or where she comes from is…..”

Kei’s footstep was becoming more distant and he could hear the sound of her going out from the room. The electricity of the display wasn’t turned on but it seemed that the headphone was on.

Kizuna touched the head mount display and tried to move it a little. However it was fixed tightly, he couldn’t even shift it.

“Even though there was no considerable result even when I did it with Sylvia before the install……will this really be okay?”

{We picked her by thinking of the aptitude for Heart Hybrid as the greatest priority. Don’t worry. Rather than that, the enemy will come in 45 minutes. Make the Heart Hybrid a success before that. Think only of that for now.}

“Yeah, I guess……if I don’t do that, we won’t be able to survive, we also won’t be able to reach London. In order to save everyone, and then――”

‘――in order to meet Aine.’

Suddenly he could hear the sound of the door of the experiment room opening.

Kizuna’s heart jumped. The sound of slight friction of clothes and quiet footsteps were approaching him. As the sound came closer, Kizuna’s heart beat gradually became louder.

The person was in a distance where he could touch if he reached out his hand. He understood that from her presence. And then the person’s hand touched the head mount display and a sensation of something being tampered with was conveyed to him.

“Err, you are……what are you doing?”

There was a faint activation sound and light flowed into his pitch dark field of vision.

“Aah, so you turned on the electricity……so, you are――”

In the monitor of the head mount display, the image of inside the room was projected. And then the figure of the woman standing in front of him entered his eyes.

“You, you are?”

He raised his gaze from her feet and tried to see her face, and at that moment a belt of light was manifested on the woman’s face.

“Hm? What’s this?”

When he shook his head and looked beside, the belt of light vanished. However when he faced the woman once more, light that he didn’t have any idea where it shined from crossed over the face of the woman. Furthermore the light was unnaturally spreading on her face.

“This is……by any chance, this is the fault of the head mount display?”

In reality there was no way an unnatural light like this existed.

The woman standing before him had straight beautiful black hair. She was wearing a white gown, so he couldn’t guess her background from her clothes.

A window opened inside his sight, displaying a text from Kei.

{By the way the equipment is not damaged. The partner you will be doing Heart Hybrid with from now on has a reason not to disclose her identity, so her look will be regulated by the system. It will be faster to put blindfold and earplugs on Kizuna, but you won’t be able to confirm your partner’s position like that. Besides the stimulation from sight and hearing is an important factor in Heart Hybrid. That’s why, we have you take this kind of method.}

“I see. And so a processing is used in the actual image projected in the head mount display so I cannot understand who she is……is that so?”

{Well then, begin quickly. I pray for a good fight.}

When Kei’s window vanished, Kizuna and the mystery woman became alone just the two of them inside the room.

“Err……I don’t know who you are but, I beg you. This is for the sake of saving everyone, help me.”

Kizuna lowered his head. On his head, he felt a soft and fluffy thing touching.

“Eh?”

Was his head patted?

He didn’t know why, but he strangely felt nostalgic from that sensation.

“Err, you are……”

{Let’s do our best.}

An out of place sound that was adjusted by the equipment resounded. He couldn’t see her face because it was hidden by light, but the woman in front of him was also wearing some kind of headset, he guessed that was the thing adjusting her voice.

{Then, that……your clothes.}

The mystery woman distanced herself from Kizuna and showed gestures with her body and hand movement so that he took off his clothes.

“Ah, I see……that’s right huh.”

Kizuna took off his jacket and threw it to the sofa. The person who was suddenly asked for cooperation was devotedly facing this act. It was not the time for him to be hesitating.

He took off his shirt and lowered down his underwear boldly.

That woman untied the string that was tied on her waist and slid down the gown from her shoulder. The skin color that suddenly appeared made him so shocked that it felt like his heart was going to stop for an instant.

There was not a single underwear under the gown……so it seemed.

“What’s……that?”

In front of the woman’s chest and waist, black rectangles were floating.

{Ye, yes. That, being seen is a little……}

Similar with how the woman’s face was hidden by light, this was also the adjustment of the head mount display. Even if he changed the direction from where he saw the woman, the black rectangle followed his gaze and continued to hide the breasts and waist. Kizuna reflexively smiled wryly.

“……Like that, it’s almost no different with wearing a blindfold.”

Kizuna’s murmur made the mystery woman speak in a fluster.

{Go, got it. It can’t be helped……that, don’t stare so much okay?}

The woman put her hand on his ear and seemed to operate something. Thereupon, the hindrance black rectangles suddenly vanished.

The surprisingly erotic limbs became exposed without anything hiding them.

“Uwa……”

His voice reflexively leaked out. It was a body which was just that beautiful and lascivious. The large breasts had a beautiful perky shape, maintaining its shape without losing to gravity. There was no pointless flesh on her waist, in exchange her hips were greatly sticking out, her ass that was suitable for easy childbirth proclaimed its impactful volume. It was a body that would stimulate male instinct without fail whether one wanted it or not.

The sexiness that felt like it was punching him in the face made Kizuna watch in fascination.

‘――Should I say it’s sexy, or dynamite, or a willful body……no matter what it is, I cannot think of her as a student the same age like me. No, but there is also a case like Yurishia though. I cannot use her as a standard though.’

{Well then……how about we start.}

“Aah, ri, right.”

Even while feeling a little nervous, Kizuna faced her in his birthday suit.

The mystery girl slowly approached and embraced Kizuna. Kizuna’s chest felt the slightly stiff sensation of the breast tips. And then the soft sensation was spreading on his chest. It was a luscious sensation even more than the breast of anybody else he had felt until now.

‘――A, amazing. What’s, this.”

“A breast that feels this good……is the first.”

Kizuna’s murmur that unintentionally leaked out made the woman’s arms which were circled behind him tremble.

When their bodies separated, the mystery woman took Kizuna’s hand and invited him to the bed. And then both of them sat close at each other on the edge of the bed as if snuggling close.

‘――Shit, what to do after this? I never thought that the circumstance will be this different from not knowing the partner. Don’t get oddly nervous!’

Sitting side by side like this, only the time passed, moment by moment, with the two of them not making a move.

Getting too nervous caused them to be mutually unable to grasp the first cue.

“E, err……you, how do you like it……like where do you feel good……?”

{……}

“No, sorry for asking a strange thing……I wonder what to do……”

‘This is bad, my head is blank! The nervousness cannot be compared with anything until now! My heart is thumping, like it’s going to explode!’

The mystery woman stared at Kizuna fixedly. He didn’t really understand due to the light, perhaps it was just his feeling, but she looked a little troubled. Before long the woman reached her hand to Kizuna’s shoulder.

“Hm? What are……owaa!?”

Kizuna’s body was pulled down and his head was placed on her lap.

“O, oii, suddenly……uu!”

The mystery woman went further by placing her breast on Kizuna’s face and one of her hand reached out to Kizuna’s crotch. And then her white slender fingers arrested Kizuna’s thing.

{No matter how much time passed you didn’t make any move, so this can’t be helped.}

The woman’s fingers that were softly gripping moved up and down. It was gentle but certain, granting stimulation to Kizuna.

“Wai? Wait a second……uuu!”

{It’s fine so please suck my breast.}

The large and soft breast shook, it was place on Kizuna’s face. When the woman raised her body a little, a pacifier was dangled down just on the location of his lips. It emitted sweet fragrance, a really bewitching fruit. Shuddering luscious temptation ran through Kizuna’s spine.

Kizuna sucked at that pink pacifier.

{Nnauu!}

The woman’s body trembled and she raised a delighted voice.

{Ye, yes……good kid. Suck it……properly.}

Her voice pushed his back as though she was rooting for him, Kizuna became dazed and sucked the breast inside his mouth.

{Ah, afu, fufuu, if a milk can come out……it makes me want to, make you drink it.}

Kizuna put her breast largely into his mouth and rolled the tip with his tongue.

{Fuwaaa! Ahaaann, he, hey-, don’t get carried awayyy}

“Eh!?”

Kizuna was startled and separated his mouth in panic. His back spontaneously straightened and it made him want to sit down in seiza posture from the thundering voice just now.

‘――What the, her tone suddenly changed wasn’t she?’

{Ah! ……No, nothing at all-! Don’t mind it! Geez, Kizuna-kun was just too skilled, that I unconsciously forgot myself there.}

“I, is that so? It’s great if you enjoyed it but……”

He felt like he was scolded somehow, honestly he got the jitters.

{I’m sorry. Yes……what Kizuna-kun did, felt really good.}

As if to return the favor, the woman tightened her hand and stroked Kizuna’s thing. That pleasure was severe, leading Kizuna’s lower body to indescribable pleasure in a flash.

Kizuna desperately endured the sweet pleasure that was hard to resist. However he couldn’t endure in any way, and then he sweetly bit on the woman’s breast in desperation.

{Hyaann! I, I told you, don’t be mischievous like tha……ge, geez-!}

She put strength into the fingers that were gripping Kizuna’s thing. And then she raised the speed of her hand going up and down.

“Do-, don’t. I, I’m at my limit already!”

{Don’t endure it. Just like this, in my hand……}

“UOO!”

At that moment Kizuna’s waist floated in the air. Hot liquid was overflowing from the mystery girl’s hand. It was as though he had let out everything from inside his body, a pleasant relaxation assaulted his whole body.

{……This is}

The woman stared fixedly at the liquid that stained her hand. He couldn’t read her expression from her face that was hidden by light. However, from her half-opened mouth that was visible, she looked as though she was intoxicated by obscene pleasure.

{Kizuna, kun. What about your Hybrid Count? Has it returned to usual?}

“No……it hasn’t change. Looks like it still is not enough.”

{I see. If that’s so……}

The mystery woman made Kizuna to sit at the edge of the bed and she kneeled in front of him. And then she grasped Kizuna’s knees with both hands and opened his legs widely.

“Eh? Wa, what are you!”

The woman wasted no time to slide her body in between and looked up at Kizuna. Perhaps the image processing was slightly slipping off, he could catch a peek of the smile that decorated her lips. It seemed that the eyes that should be above those lips were also smiling, he felt that the smiling face was very obscene.

{Fufu, I heard that Kizuna-kun likes breasts don’t you? You are always looking at girls’ chests.}

“Eh……no, something like that is…”

{You mustn’t lie. This time……it will be with this, okay?}

“With this……euu!?”

His thing that was a little declining in vigor was sandwiched by the woman’s breast.

“Kuh, to go that far……-!”

It was a stimulation that he felt for the first time. It was a fluffy softness that couldn’t be tasted from hand or other thing. He even felt moved for something this soft to exist. The sensation was completely different from having it touched by hand.

The woman stared fixedly at Kizuna’s face, seeming to guess whether he felt it or not.

{Fufu. Does it feel that good? If that’s so then……how about this I wonder?}

She pressed on her breast from the side with both her hands and pressured Kizuna’s thing. At the same time, the breast was rubbing on Kizuna’s body with its up and down motion. The liquid that Kizuna spewed out became lubricant so the sliding was good. The slippery sensation and smell also granted pleasure to the woman. Kizuna also understood how the tips of the woman’s breasts were gradually becoming harder.

“Aah……this is, amazing.”

{……How is it compared to the other girls’ chests I wonder?}

“It’s, the best……feels good.”

The instant she heard those words, beads of light slightly flowed into the eyes of the mystery woman. That radiance was the sign of Heart Hybrid. At the same time, an intoxicating effect for the sake of helping the Heart Hybrid would attack the woman. It was impossible to oppose that effect.

The woman suddenly dropped her eyes to her breasts, the sight of the head going out cutely every time the breast moved up and down entered her eyes. As if being invited, her lips were timidly getting closer and she kissed at the tip.

“Wah! Yo, you?”

Kizuna felt a sensation that he had never tasted until now from his crotch. A small slippery sensation was crawling around his thing. He didn’t dare to believe it while looking down, but then the shocking sight that was enfolding between his groin rushed into his eyes.

The mystery woman stretched out her tongue and licked at his thing.

{Mm…..fuh, chuu}

The soft and slippery tongue was licking up Kizuna with a strength stronger than he even imagined. As if to trace Kizuna’s shape, the tongue was tasting the thing many times over.

The tongue was moving licking over and over, attacking Kizuna with a pleasant feeling that felt like it would break his waist.

“This is, bad……a, amazing”

{Nfu? Dhon’t, hold bhack. Rahther than thhat, more――}

The lips of the female were shining wet from saliva and Kizuna’s liquid. Those lips opened widely and swallowed Kizuna’s thing.

“Hah!? ……Kuaaa!”

He had never experienced such heat until now. And then, inside the mouth the tongue was persistently crawling around Kizuna’s thing.

“Something, like this……I can’t hold-”

His hands gently held the woman’s head and he softly inserted strength trying to separate their body. However the mystery woman wouldn’t let go and on the contrary embraced Kizuna’s hips.

“Wai! It’s really bad I said! Uaaa”

The woman desperately sucked at Kizuna’s thing. Her squishy lips narrowed like a circle and stimulated with back and forth motion.

Receiving stimulation that called many pleasant feelings at the same time, Kizuna was cornered until he was only a step behind his limit. At that moment, pink particles of light scattered from Kizuna’s body.

The mystery woman was slowly pulling her head and at last her mouth separated with a *chuu* sound.

“……Ha, haaaa”

Kizuna raised a fatigued voice.

However, the woman charmingly smiled and crawled on all fours above the bed. Her ass that was smooth without a single stain with beautiful shape and large mass, was directed to Kizuna.

{Kizuna……kun♥}

One of her hand grasped a side of her ass and she showed how she opened her slit――but,

“Wait, that’s……mosaic?”

Between the groin of the woman was shaded off with block shape, a mosaic was put on it.

{……I thought that perhaps I should hide my last fortress.}

“I was surprised when it suddenly appeared……or rather, like this, it mysteriously feels erotic though.”

Floating a complicated smile that seemed fatigued, Kizuna reached his hand to the part that was blocked by the mosaic. When his hand entered the mosaic, his fingers were also got overlapped by mosaic.

{Fufufuu, to hide it after this far……perhaps there is no point in it.}

The mystery woman giggled in resignation and fiddled with the headset. Thereupon, the mosaic vanished and the most important place of the woman was exposed to Kizuna’s eyes.

Even though her face was hidden, the most important place that was moistly getting wet was displayed. That difference and contradiction were calling forth even large feeling of immorality.

{Please……Kizuna, kun.}

After telling him only that, she didn’t say anything further. However what she was demanding for had been conveyed enough to Kizuna.

He reached his hand to the ass of the mystery woman and Kizuna caressed the plump voluminous ass. It was really an ass that was worth it to be caressed. When his finger crawled along her trench, her body interestingly trembled in shivers, it was also lovely.

Kizuna once again traced that body from her shoulder to her back, and then his hand circled and traced the shape of her breast, then from her abdomen to her waist, and then toward her ass, he caressed as if to ascertain the series of curves.

“……Hm?”

Suddenly he thought that her line was close to the female that he knew well the most.

‘――No, that’s impossible. No matter what, there is no way that can happen.’

Kizuna persuaded himself like that, then he touched his thing to the opened part of the woman. And then he slowly pushed his waist forward.

Kizuna’s thing scrapped the valley of the woman, the back of the woman was trembling from that pleasure. And then he slipped through the narrow opening that was created from the valley of the groin and the thighs, and the head of Kizuna’s thing came out.

{Aaann}

The mystery woman raised her head and showed an expression that warped in pleasure. Right now the work of the light was weakening considerably and the light only covered the eyes’ line at the woman’s face.

{Haaa……fufufu-, I thought that you will enter it for real, it made my heart beat hard.}

She looked back at Kizuna behind her and showed him an absurdly sexy smile. If he was shown a face like that, it made him wish to actually do that.

“Here I go……”

Kizuna banged his waist on the woman’s ass. There was the sound of skin and skin colliding.

{Ah, ah! Kizuna-hn kuu}

Each time he moved back and forth, he dug into the woman’s soft and wet valley, he strongly stimulated the most sensitive bud. The overflowing honey became drips and flew everywhere.

{Aah, fuawaaaaauu! Auu! Goodd aaaaa}

The thighs of the woman that were closed tightly circulated the hot honey to fall. Matching the intense movement, her disarrayed hair danced in the air.

Her cheeks were blushing and her mouth slovenly opened with an intoxicated expression. Her melting face raised gasping voice deliriously.

{Aah, goood, more, goodd, aaaan!}

“Aah, me too, already, more than this is!”

The mystery woman shook her head unable to bear the pleasure.

{Already, no good-♥ But……aannn, no good already, ii! ♥}

“UAAAAA-!”

The highest pleasure to date was driven up from Kizuna’s tailbone.

The woman bent her body backward as hard as she could.

“HAYYyyNNNAAAAAAAaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHN♥♥♥}

The convulsion that continued intermittently, the pleasure that continued without pause, and happy pleasure attacked the whole body.

At that moment, dazzling radiance was born from the body of the two.

p266-267


Part 3

The battleship that appeared from London’s Entrance was aiming straight at Ataraxia. Its shape was abnormally long with wings, it looked closer to an airplane than a ship already. The main point of this ship was the curved surfaces configuration with delicate shape like a living thing which extended the cruising range, a design that was created by means of Nayuta’s hand.

The one-eyed Clayda was standing on the bow of the ship while crossing her arms. Her right eye was covered an by eye patch, only her left eye was staring at the sea ahead.

“This ship really has a long reach. How pleasing.”

Different from Vatlantis, the consumption of magic power in Lemuria was fast. When their magic power was completely used up, whether magic weapon or battleship would be terminated. No matter what, their sphere of activity was limited to around the Entrances.

“But with this we can go to kill Kizuna.”

Clayda’s body was wrapped in the magic armor [Gares]. The armor covering her body was limited to the minimum. In exchange her arms and legs were attached with small thrusters. Those things were for the sake of accelerating her body mobility in the time of battle. And then there was two flying units on her back which were her main propulsive force, in addition two units for controlling her posture were attached. The main units had the appearance like a sharp fang, looking like two tusks of a mammoth jutting out to the front. In the occasion where she swung her sword, the unit also had the function to fold behind so it wouldn’t be a hindrance, the magic armor matched the fighting style of Clayda.

Once in the Colosseum, she slaughtered a lot of enemies with the main armament of Gares which was a crescent moon type sword, [Selene(Crescent Moon Sword)]. Yellow particles which was the magic power of Clayda was running on the surface of that magic armor. The happiness of once again hunting a prey that she failed to finish previously seemed as though it was expressed through the light of the magic power.

Clayda drew out the thin crescent moon sword which she shouldered on her back. This naked blade once dug into Kizuna’s neck, it remembered how it absorbed his sweat.

She really wanted to cut him down at that time. However there was a command to not kill him and so she endured. She was going to take back the neck that she should have taken. While she was gazing at the path ahead with a feeling of exultation, a floating window floated, obstructing her field of vision.

{How do you do, Clayda.}

Elma who was pursuing Ataraxia from behind was projecting an elegant smile.

“What’s the matter Elma? Have you reached the limit of your cruising range?”

{No, no, your worry is unnecessary. The mobile fortress of the enemy……Ataraxia if I remembered correctly? It seems that I’ll be able to reach them without any problems.}

“There is no need to force yourself. I alone am enough for that fortress after all.”

Clayda replied with a strong tone.

{My, Clayda. Are you trying to monopolize the prey?}

“After all, this seems to be a tough prey after a long time. Fufu, I recalled my time in the Colosseum, my blood is boiling up right now. You just stay quiet and watch Elma.”

Elma cutely raised a giggling voice.

{Sheesh, Clayda. There is no way I’ll hand over the prey to you that easily. I’ll receive that prey for myself. Because, this is the direct order from Grace-sama herself. I cannot do something like handing this over to another person. I have to raise achievements and then get praised by Zel-sama.}

The temple of Clayda was moving in irritation.

“I see, so you intend to be a hindrance no matter what.”

{Fufufu, this is first come first served. Let’s have a match. The content is who will kill Hida Kizuna first.}

“Hmph, interesting. But the only thing that will happen is me receiving that guy’s head. That’s why……I won’t hand it over to Elma!”

After Clayda erased the window, she raised the output of the warship. The ship’s speed increased at once and she headed to Ataraxia at full speed.

‘――That guy will be killed by this me. I‘ll have him pay for the sin of dirtying Selene!

Surely around this time Elma is also heading to Ataraxia with full speed, no doubt about it. No matter what I’ll arrive faster than Elma!’

Clayda’s warship raised its speed further.

At that time, she could see a shadow of a city was rising from the horizon. Clayda’s face floated a smile of victory.

“I came to receive the life I left in your custody, Hida Kizuna!”

Clayda made her magic armor’s thrusters spurt out light particles and flew up from the warship. And then she turned to Ataraxia and flew like a meteor.

 

He wore Eros and on his hips were the pistol style particle cannons that he borrowed from Gertrude in preparation. The two pistols were hanged down in improvised holsters. This was his only method of fighting.

‘However the opponents are elites that are feared as the Quartum.

In the end, will this have any effect against them?

I didn’t do the Climax Hybrid. So to speak, I’m not having any power up. I’m still in the default state of the powerless Eros.’

“There is no way I can win huh……no matter how you look at it.”

For some reason a smile floated on Kizuna’s lips. Even he didn’t understand why he was smiling. However his lips naturally loosened.

“Really, just why I’m doing something like this.”

He couldn’t even imagine doing this one year ago. Even if his past self know about his current self, surely his past self would absolutely not believe it.

But, right now in order to save his comrades, and then in order to speak with Aine one more time――,

He drew out the particle cannon from the right holster.

“Her I go! Clayda.”

He fired at the incoming Clayda. The magic power light which was solidified into a bullet flew by cutting through the air. Clayda stared fixedly at that bullet. She could see it. The movement of the bullet.

“Haaa!”

The Selene in her hand slashed.

The bullet of light was bisected into two.

‘――You’re joking.’

Cold sweat flowed on Kizuna’s back.

He thought that she would block with Life Saver or evaded. However, he never thought that she would cut an approaching bullet.

“It becomes even more and more useless!”

Kizuna drew out the left gun and rapid-fired with both hands.

The two bullets were easily beaten down by Clayda’s sword. There was no anxiety at all in her motion, she was moving naturally.

Kizuna ignited his thruster and flew to the sky, maintaining his distance with Clayda.

Alarm was ringing loud in the city below.

{Informing all personnel! Ataraxia is entering combat status. Interception squad is to begin intercepting at the prescribed location! All guys other than them, don’t show out your face!}

The combat department students were preparing to intercept the enemy in every location of Ataraxia. Buildings that were built firmly to be used as defensive wall were deployed, in addition the plazas and roads were blockaded and built into encampments. Due to the combat, every base was getting frenzied.

“Here they come! Prepare firing the rapid fire cannon. Oi! You guys research department, quickly go away! You are getting in the way!”

At the encampment that was built near the front line, the battle was just on the verge of starting. A student of the combat department yelled at the student of the research department that was deploying the new weapon.

The female student who was yelled at replied back with angry yelling.

“You are noisy! I’m coming here to deliver the new weapon, so thank me you muscle brain!”

Saying that, she threw the new type assault rifle at the person. That rifle was the improvised version of the railgun that Kizuna kept finding fault in at Nayuta Lab.

Kurumizawa Momo puffed her chest while standing imposingly.

“That thing’s destructive power is far higher compared until now. If it still doesn’t have any effect like that, then it can’t be helped!”

“Shit-, come on, prepare a weapon that can kill the enemy with certainty!”

“My bad! But the one that is going to finish the enemy is Hida-kun there! We are just covering him. At the very least, don’t hit at Hida-kun!”

“I got it! Oi, they are coming from the left! Lay out the barrage!”

“……Sorry that there is only this kind of weapon.”

Momo murmured softly.

“Hm? What did you say!?”

“Don’t mind it! Rather than that gather actual combat data for me. Then, take care of the rest.”

Leaving those words behind to the underclassmen staff, Momo got outside from the gap between the steel wall that surrounded the encampment.

“Oii! Where are you going? I’m not getting responsible if you died!”

“There are still things I need to do!”

Momo ran on the street where there was not a single soul other than her. The rapid fire cannons and missiles that were set up at both side of the road fired. Hot wind and burst out smoke made her stumble, but she didn’t mind it and ran through the gap.

She had to return quickly to the lab. There was still an essential work remaining there.

Fierce explosive sounds resounded, Momo stopped her feet and looked around her surrounding. Thereupon, the sight of the buildings that doubled as defensive walls lining up at the outer circumference exploding entered her eyes. A few seconds later, Momo gulped audibly looking at the building that was crumbling down. Flying over that building were two lights that clashed at each other several times, they passed above Momo’s head.

“Hida-kun-!”

Momo turned around and looked up at where the lights were going. After several more collisions, the pink light was falling down.

“……tsu-!!”

Her heart froze. Could it be――,

Kei’s window opened in front of Momo’s face.

{Momo, return quickly. I want to hurry the reinforcement of the cooling system of the energy transmission.}

“Ye, yes. I will return immediately Chief.”

Momo opened her smartphone while running.

‘――You are safe aren’t you Hida-kun?’

She connected to the battlefield network and immediately investigated Kizuna’s life sign. Thereupon a solid response came back. She patted down her chest while sighing in relieve.

The place where Kizuna fell seemed to be the high school building.

The high school building had the built that could even withstand explosions. A hole was opened on its rooftop and Kizuna’s body collapsed into inside a classroom.

“Shit……oo!”

Kizuna made an expression of anguish from the pain that ran through his body.

His body screamed from receiving the fierce impact. Ignoring his body’s scream, Kizuna gritted his teeth and raised his body. The instant his upper body awoke, there was an object that drove on the floor behind him with a terrific speed.

Kizuna’s cheek flowed with cold sweat.

“Wait……give me time hereee-!”

He ran by crawling on all four. As if to chase behind, a hole opened on the floor. The next moment, a hole opened at the ceiling. Kizuna was crawling until the entrance, he then grasped at a pillar and climbed to his feet. When he turned back, holes were opening alternately at the floor and ceiling. Between them was a shining object traveling at a speed the eye couldn’t catch.

“This isn’t a joke!”

Kizuna escaped from that place in panic. After he leaped to the corridor, he ran in full speed.

A groaning voice from behind and vibration that shook the air resounded.

“Why……uwaaa!?”

It was like an unseen gigantic drill was pulverizing the corridor. The floor tiles scattered everywhere like paper, the concrete wall and ceiling were broken apart into pieces like a cardboard box.

But what was destroying all those was not a drill. It was Clayda’s Selene. The sword was rotating repeatedly like a vortex. Selene emitted magic power light and was destroying as it swallowed the surroundings.

“Damn it! No way I’m going to become mince meat here!”

He fully opened his thruster and escaped. However, the vortex of Selene came chasing after Kizuna in a flash.

“Kuh!”

He would be minced to pieces if his speed dropped. Braving that risk, Kizuna flew into a classroom. And then he headed to the window immediately. Cracks entered the wall of the classroom and crumbled down as if to approach his way.

‘――Make it in time!!’

He crashed through the glass and went outside. The tips of Kizuna’s toes were grazed and the classroom turned into pieces.

He ascended higher and looked back at the school building. Smoke was rising high and the school building was crumbling down.

“Our classroom is……”

“What’s the matter Kizuna? You only keep escaping from some time ago, it’s not amusing. Show me that strength which defeated Gravel.”

Clayda was crossing her arms above Kizuna. Her face was overflowing with the happiness of battle. Kizuna floated a wry smile towards the enemy who seemed too delighted.

“I also really want to do so though……”

He instantly regained his serious face and aimed his pistol at Clayda.

“You are rash to come out before your sword returned!”

The pistol fired and a bullet of light shot out. The bullet that was fired from close range didn’t allow Clayda to take evasive action.

‘――Got her!’

Clayda guarded with both her hand in front. The light bullet was repelled by that arm.

“What-!?”

It definitely hit. She was not defending using Life Saver. Clayda’s magic armor was simply repelling back the bullet.

“Kuh!”

He pulled the trigger in succession. However, Clayda’s magic armor acted as if Kizuna’s bullet was nothing.

“Honestly, bullets with low power like that don’t even need to be evaded. I thought by any chance that it might have some kind of trick so I hit it down but……that’s really, just a normal gun without anything else isn’t it?”

Clayda who was making a doubtful face made Kizuna do nothing except clenching his teeth.

“If you say that you won’t show your real strength no matter what, then that’s also fine. In any case, the princess of Vatlantis is wishing for Kizuna’s death, due to that there is no future for you other than death.”

Kizuna murmured with a shocked face.

“Vatlantis’s princess……don’t tell me, Aine is?”

At that time, the Selene that had finished destroying the school drew a large arc to return. Clayda extended her hand and caught the returning sword while still staring at Kizuna.

‘――Aine, is trying to kill me she said? Just who can believe that!’

He shook his head and once more glared at the enemy before him.

‘――That sword is not merely thrown. It moves following Clayda’s will and flies freely in the air. It’s the same like Himekawa’s Blade. Furthermore, that sharpness and destructive power are not half-assed.’

Kizuna quickly readied his guns and pulled the triggers.

Light which looked like flame snapped from the gun muzzle and the backend of the gun slid and spewed out smoke. And then the magic power bullet which was fired from the muzzle approached before Clayda’s eyes.

Clayda lightly swung up her right hand and flicked off that bullet with her arm armor. The bullet became particles of light and vanished.

“See here, why are you persisting in using that toy gun?”

“Toy……you said?”

“That kind of small gun with inferior power won’t do anything. It cannot even destroy the armor of my magic armor [Gares]. Or else, as I thought, do you have some kind of strategy I wonder?”

Gertrude’s particle cannon couldn’t pierce through this girl’s armor. Even if it had the power for that, to start with he couldn’t make the bullets hit. All the bullets would just get knocked down by that crescent moon sword.

But, what about shooting her from a nearer distance?

From a distance where she wouldn’t even have the distance to evade.

If he aimed at the part of flesh that wasn’t protected by magic armor from that range…

Kizuna readied the pistols in his both hands.

“Here I go!”

He rapid fired the guns while charging all of a sudden. It seemed for the time being Clayda was still vigilant of Kizuna’s attack. She swung around her sword with a speed like a wind and repelled the bullets.

If he rapidly shot until this many, then as expected she would need to devote herself to defense. And then their distance was rapidly closed. It should become difficult to even defend by cutting down the bullets. Until the moment right before she became unable to defend!

Kizuna who was heading straight to Clayda reversed his body nimbly. Clayda didn’t miss that opening and swung her sword at Kizuna.

Kizuna evaded that with paper-thin difference. The tip grazed Kizuna’s face and a red line was pulled on his cheek.

The flank of Clayda became visible from her hitting empty air, Kizuna thrust his particle cannon at the skin part that became exposed.

‘――If it’s in this distance!’

Kizuna pulled the trigger.

At that instant, sharp light ran close at Kizuna’s hand.

‘――!?’

Selene was rotating inside Clayda’s hand. The blade of light extending from there cut apart the particle cannon Kizuna held.

The barrel of the particle cannon which was his lifeline slid down.

“……Wha-!?”

The particle cannon was cut into two. What Kizuna gripped was only the handle and trigger, the rest was completely falling down.

“Too naïve.”

Clayda floated a cruel smile and slashed her rotating Selene.

The surge of magic power and shockwave attacked Kizuna, the metallic blade tore apart Eros’s armor.

“GUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-!”

Sparks scattered, deep wound was carved on the armor. Kizuna was once again falling down to Ataraxia’s urban area.

For an instant, Kizuna’s consciousness faded. He returned to his senses and tried to reduce his speed using his thruster, but at that time his body received an intense impact. Fierce sound of collision roared and dust cloud rolled up. Kizuna’s body had crashed on a large street’s intersection.

“Oo, oii! You okay!?”

The combat department students who were coincidentally taking position at that intersection rushed at Kizuna. Kizuna thought that his body was in pieces from the great impact. On top of numbness in his whole body, his body was buried into a large hole that was opened on the surface and he couldn’t move it.

“Guh……I, I’m ok……kahah!”

He spouted out blood. Even lying down, it was like the world was circling round and round to him.

“Oii, Hida! The enemy is coming!”

That voice made Kizuna move only his neck. There, he could see that Clayda landed not so far away.

Clayda looked at the collapsed Kizuna and knitted her eyebrows.

“Attack power, movement, speed, technique, everything is third-rate. How could you win against Gravel like this? Besides, that time you escaped the Colosseum you were more than this yet……it’s like you are a different person.”

Her happiness of fighting a formidable enemy changed into disappointment.

“It’s enough already. I’ll kill you.”

Holding the cold blade that was like the solidification of her killing intent, Clayda walked forward.

“Shi-……shit! What’s with this damn dizziness! Pull yourself together my ears!”

Kizuna tried to stand up but fell down again, the male students of the combat department were staring at that with a vexed feeling.

One of them raised a yelling voice and rushed out.

“HAAAA! DAMN IT ALL-. Just pull yourself together, you demon king Eros!”

As if in succession, the boys of the combat department gripped their guns one after another and rushed out.

Looking at them, the inside of Kizuna’s chest froze like ice.

“I-. Idiot! Get back!”

Ten male students lined up in a row in front of Kizuna. In their hands they were holding the new type railgun the size of an assault rifle.

“That kind of weapon won’t do anything to that girl! Listen to me――”

“Then stand up fast you Eros! If you bastard get done in then there ain’t any next time for us!”

“Don’t let her get near Eros!”

“You guys……”

Even while rolling on the ground, Kizuna tried to rise his body somehow.

“Saying Eros, Eros, you fucking idiots! Just get back like a proper rear support!”

However there was not a single one who tried to retreat. They formed a line and readied their guns aiming at Clayda.

“Shut up! If that’s the case quickly get on your feet! Even risking our life, at best we can only buy a few seconds here! Take revenge for us okay, you demon king Eros!!”

“――”

Tears blotted Kizuna’s eyes. He ground his teeth hard that it felt like they were going to break.

The railguns spouted fire. With thundering sound like lightning and snapped electric current, bullets with speed that easily surpassed the speed of sound assaulted Clayda.

Selene drew out track of lights to all direction. That light repelled all the railgun bullets. Clayda swung around the sword in her hand, beating down the bullets fired from ten rifles. It was an unbelievable scene.

And then as if to estimate when the bullets were going to run out, Clayda held her sword aloft.

“UOOOOOOOO-!”

Kizuna stood up with all his strength and extended his hand desperately.

When Clayda slashed Selene, shockwave ridden by magic power light instantly approached before the eyes of the male students.

An instant faster than the blade of light could tear apart the students, Kizuna’s Life Saver was deployed.

Clayda’s shockwave clashed with the Life Saver and caused an explosion.

“UWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-!”

The male students were blown away by the explosive wind. They floated in the air and crashed on the ground.

‘CLAYDAAAAAAAA!”

Kizuna fully opened his thruster and charged inside the explosion smoke.

Inside the smoke, Kizuna’s arm hugged at Clayda’s body tightly.

“Wha!? You bastard-”

Being caught by Kizuna was completely Clayda’s carelessness. Kizuna tightened the hold of his arms and fully opened his thruster. The two of them became a single mass and flew low grazing on the ground.

“You, getting so close……don’t touch me!”

With an angry look, Clayda stabbed Selene on Kizuna’s back.

“GUWAAAH!”

The burning pain pierced from his back to inside the body. Kizuna’s body tilted and both of them swiveled largely on rubble.

“Die! Kizuna!”

Selene got even deeper, gouging out a hole in Kizuna’s body.

“GUOOOOOOOOOOOO!”

Perhaps from being unable to bear the pain, Kizuna stumbled and fell down. That place was the hole opened from the crash of Kizuna just before.

Clayda’s posture became one where her body was inserted into that hole. Clayda’s left eye was blazing in flame at Kizuna who was pushing her down.

“YOU BASTARRDDD!”

Clayda’s rage exploded from the humiliation of being taken in surprise. She pulled out the blade in her right hand from Kizuna’s body and aimed at the neck of Kizuna who was straddling her.

“That neck I let you keep, I’ll receive it right here!”

Clayda rotated her right arm and tried to cut down Kizuna’s neck.

“!? ……tsu-“

However, her right arm didn’t even twitch.

“Wha……”

Her right arm was surrounded by shields of light. It was not a large thing that could endure enemy attack. Shields in miniature size were coiling all around her arm in countless number, restraining her right arm.

‘――This is, Kizuna’s Life Saver!?’

“I locked you!”

Kizuna yelled and this time he deployed a normal sized Life Saver in front of Clayda.

“What are, you thinking?”

Kizuna was manifesting Life Saver in piles and piles of layer. Clayda’s upper body, left-half body, right-half body, lower body, shields were piling at each other like patchwork. However for some reason only the center of her body, just a slight space was opened.

Clayda couldn’t understand the meaning of what Kizuna was doing.

Even like this, she was not defeated. She guessed that he feared for himself that he was doing this so he wouldn’t receive attack, but no matter how hard he stopped her movement, he wouldn’t grasp victory. After all there was no method to attack for Kizuna.

He had nothing but something like that powerless gun.

The left hand holding that gun was jammed into the slightly opened hole between the Life Savers.

He then further piled up Life Savers persistently. Kizuna covered even until his arm with Life Savers, sealing his own movement. The barrier of several dozen of Life Saver made even Clayda unable to make a movement.

“It’s deserves admiration to be able to let out this many Life Savers. But, just what meaning is there in this? Receiving the direct attack of that gun won’t result in any considerable damage though.”

Clayda sneered.

Her tone was of someone that was looking down on an existence lower than herself. Even with heaven and earth cut open, it was impossible for herself to lose.

That much confidence was backed up by her strength, that was Clayda’s conviction.

“……I’ve got this much excess of Hybrid Count with trouble see. After all my only worth is just in Life Saver.”

Kizuna smiled with a triumphant look.

“Super close range that is impossible to dodge. Like this it will hit for sure, Clayda!”

Clayda gulped her saliva for an instant. However, she soon lifted the corner of her lips in reassurance.

“Fufu, you can attack as much as you like. Do it until you are satisfied. Getting hit by that toy won’t feel hurt or itchy no matter how many times!”

“Yeah, I’ll do just that!”

Eros’s Core inside Kizuna’s body raised a groan.

The light streaming on Eros’s body shined dazzlingly, dying the surrounding with pink color. The air whirled and vibrated.

The vast amount of magic power he obtained from the Heart Hybrid with the mystery girl, was flowing into the particle cannon gripped in his left hand.

The gun itself began to shine from the excessive magic power amount. And then the gun fiercely struggled. Kizuna manifested even more Life Saver and held down his trembling hand.

Wrapped in the pink light Kizuna emitted, Clayda’s smile cramped.

“Wha……what are, you planning?”

The amount of magic power flowing into the gun was too big. It was an impossible amount that couldn’t be handled by a gun this small. It was like he was trying to fire a cannon ball with a gun. The gun itself looked as if it was going to explode even now.

“No matter how much magic power you pour into it, the limit――”

However magic power was endlessly gushing out from Kizuna’s body.

The magic power amount flowing into the gun made it react not like a gun anymore. The energy equal to a battleship’s main cannon was whirling in front of her eyes. Clayda’s head was sweating.

‘――This man called Kizuna……this magic armor called Eros, just how much magic power is stored inside them!?’

The gun that was like toy directed at her now looked like a terrifying weapon.

Clayda’s heart was ringing like an alarm bell.

Fear that she had never felt even in the Colosseum drove through her.

The space began to vibrate from the too much energy.

“What’s this……just what’s this! That gun-!”

The gun fiercely raged, as if pleading that it was at the limit already.

With desperate look, and also a brutal smile, Kizuna answered.

“You said it yourself right?”

He put his finger on the trigger.

“This is just a toy!”

He pulled the trigger.

That moment, gigantic magic power dissolved.

The gun that broke through the limit exploded.

Fierce radiance and static electricity filled the surrounding to the limit.

Kizuna’s hand was torn into shreds while components popped out.

The gun broke. However, it accomplished its role.

Gigantic magic power bullet in a size that was unthinkable to be fired from a gun was shot, piercing Clayda’s body.

“GUHAaAAA-!”

The armor was pierced and the magic power overflowed inside the space that was locked by Life Savers. The magic power bullet searched for exit and pierced Clayda’s body many times while rampaging around inside the Life Saver. The magic power bullet forcefully pushed open the weakest spot of the seal and opened a hole on Ataraxia’s ground. Vast energy swallowed Clayda’s body, and pushing through to the inside of Ataraxia.

“Gah! GUHAaA! aAAAAAAAAAAAAA!”

Clayda’s magic armour became pieces and she could do nothing but merely be toyed with by the lump of brutal energy. She was pushed through many layers of Ataraxia’s internal structure while the magic power bullet was destroying the objects standing in the way.

And then, finally they pierced through Ataraxia.

The magic power light gouged open a hole in the bottom of Ataraxia and blew away Clayda’s body out.

When Kizuna erased the Life Saver, he sunk down on the spot. His back was stabbed by Clayda and his left hand became ragged from his own attack. Thanks to the bleeding, added with the fatigue and the limit of his mind, regardless of the intense pain that he felt, he was assaulted by a severe sleepiness.

As if to shake Kizuna awake, a floating window popped up beside his face.

{Kizuna! You safe!?}

He could hear Reiri’s cornered voice, Kizuna recovered his senses.

“Yeah, somehow……rather than that, I opened a hole in Ataraxia. It needs to get plugged fast.”

{That has been dealt with. Dividing wall has been closed and the flow of the sea water got blocked so don’t worry. Leaving that aside, the next customer is already coming.}

Kizuna’s surroundings suddenly became shadowed. When he looked above, there was a white and red battleship floating there.

{The enemy that came from behind has arrived. Can you do it Kizuna?}

“……There will be no point unless I do it right?”

He stood up while enduring the intense pain. His whole body was covered in bruises and cuts. In addition, his bones might be fractured. Most of all, his left hand that became ragged couldn’t feel anything, and his stabbed back was bleeding seriously.

“Nee-chan……actually, there is something that is a little bad.”

{What’s the matter?}

“I’ve got no weapon anymore. Both of Gertrude’s guns had been used up. The plan was one gun for each of them but……this is troubling.”

The gun that was cut by Clayda. Actually it was supposed to be used at the enemy above him right now.

When he looked up, there was a figure standing at the edge of the deck.

“My my, now now. This is a surprise. For Clayda to be defeated. But, with this the match is my victory♪”

That woman possessed the combination of the beauty and coldness of a silverwork.

Her white hair was long with gentle waviness, while on her head the hair was sticking up pointedly like animal ears.

The silver dress she was wearing had frills and pleats with elegant and feminine design, but the valley of her breasts and groin and so on, the essential places had high exposure.

On top of that the magic armor she wore was also beautifully designed to coordinate with the dress elegantly and lasciviously. The armor protecting the back of her hands and legs were silver, with accessories like plants applied on them. The thruster on her back looked reserved, the main unit which was spreading in / \ shape looked like a part of the skirt.

The magic armor was naturally melding on Elma’s dressed figure. But, there was only a single thing that made him feel a severe uncomfortable feeling and danger.

That was the silver huge hammer Elma was holding in her hand.

The weapon didn’t suit her beautiful delicate figure. On the long handle that was nearly two meters, a lump of metal that was almost as big as her own body was attached.

“If she swung around something like that, it looks like Ataraxia will sink down for sure this time huh.”

Kizuna picked up a railgun that fell nearby and ignited his thruster to fly to the sky. And then he confronted the enemy from the front.

“So you are Kizuna correct? I think this is the first time we talk. I am called Elma of the Quartum. Pleased to make your acquaintance from now on.”

Pinching the fringe of her skirt, Elma then lowered her head.

“It seems so. Last time we met was at the Colosseum wasn’t it?”

“Yes. That occasion was a stimulating show, thank you very much for that. That night I couldn’t sleep from my heart beating so fast.”

“Uu……”

She was an enemy, but as expected it was embarrassing to be told that by a beauty like this.

“Is, is that so. It’s an honor, if you enjoyed that.”

He bluffed with his all. And then he recalled the time he did Climax Hybrid with Gravel at the Colosseum.

‘――I see. If I can use that method again then…!

There is no chance of victory even if I fight honestly. Besides…….’

Kizuna scowled his face due to his left hand that almost had no power to grip anything and the pain of the wound on his back.

His condition was worse than when he faced Clayda. Saying it in reverse, if he couldn’t persuade this girl, he didn’t have any chance of victory, he wouldn’t be able to survive.

Kizuna gulped his saliva and spoke with a voice that was almost trembling.

“Hey……if you are interested, then Elma too――”

“Heart Hybrid.”

Elma murmured with a delighted voice. Kizuna lost his words.

“Besides, there is also Climax Hybrid I think? Really, what a miraculous power aren’t they?”

‘――This girl, she knows.’

“I too personally investigated about various things. Fufufu, I cannot surrender my chastity only to you♪”

A bead of sweat flowed along Kizuna’s cheek.

“In the first place I don’t have any intention to surrender my chastity to anyone other than Zel-sama though.”

Elma lifted up the silver hammer and made a cruel smile.

“Well then, this is the execution time. With the command of the emperor and Zelcyone-sama, this Elma and the magic armor [Lunir] will crush you.”

Elma moved her hammer to the front and pointed it at Kizuna. Kizuna readied the railgun in his right hand and pulled the trigger. It raised a groan like a motor sound and a bullet was fired from the gun muzzle.

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However a field that was created from the hammer repelled all the bullets.

And then the railgun soon made a clacking sound that was the sound of empty bullets, making it a mere lump of metal.

“It ran out of bullets already!”

And then there was Elma in front of him swinging up the huge silver hammer.

“-!?”

When he noticed, he had received a fierce impact and his body floated in the air. After that he could see the radiance of the hammer approaching in front of him.

‘――Wha, what?’

The ground of Ataraxia was streaming through with an amazing speed. The downtown was approaching in the blink of an eye.

His head was still in chaos and he crashed into a building without being able to evade.

“GAAAAAAA-!”

Glass broke, and a wall was breached. The wall was smashed and pieces and smoke scattered. Kizuna’s body smashed through the internal walls one after another and he came out at the opposite side. And then he crashed through the next building and collided on the ground.

He barely protected his body with Life Saver, his body was rolling on the ground while destroying the concrete pavement. His body bounced and he slid on the ground while making strange rotations like a doll. Eros’s armor was scattering sparks and the broken parts fell off from Kizuna’s body.

Rolling for a few hundred meters, Kizuna’s body finally stopped with his collision on a hangar wall.

“Guha-! Wha, what’s, just now……kahha!”

He spitted out blood. His head was hazy. Drips of blood were falling to the concrete.

Ten-odd meter ahead, Elma softly landed like a fairy. The silver hammer that almost killed Kizuna in her hand was emitting light.

“’I don’t understand’, that’s the face you are making right now. Fufu, that’s only natural. Because Lunir’s hammer is changing the stream of cause and effect.”

“The stream of, cause and effect?”

When he was hit by Lunir’s hammer, the impact came earlier than him being struck. However, after that the hammer was actually approaching before his eyes, he replayed the image of his body being blown away in his head.

He was sent flying, it was like that fact was only added later on, a weird phenomenon.

He guessed that it was what Elma said, the changing of the stream of cause and effect.

“Certainly……it felt, like that. But, I don’t get it……”

Kizuna put his hand on the large type railgun nearby, he tried to stand up with that as support. He remembered seeing this railgun before. That was the large type railgun called [Rugaa-chan] that was receiving maintenance when he met Momo.

“I see……this is the testing ground of Nayuta Lab……”

He cheered up his hazy consciousness. He leaned on the large railgun that was loaded on a platform and stood up somehow.

Elma smiled airily and lowered the hammer to her feet.

“My my, I wonder, is that large gun your reserve weapon?”

Of course, that was not true. But, around this time this was the only thing he could rely on. But――,

“……Why is the electricity turned off”

It looked as if its maintenance had been finished, but the electricity was not connected.

“My my, it cannot shot? If that’s the case then let me start first.”

“Shit-, if I can at least use this thing……”

Kizuna gave up using the railgun in front of him and tried to turn on his thruster in order to move to another place. The Core inside his chest began to activate.

At that moment, the railgun’s indicator turned on.

‘――What?’

The railgun raised a groaning voice and began activating.

‘The electricity is on? From where……?’

Through Kizuna’s arm, light of magic power was flowing into the railgun.

‘Don’t tell me, magic power is……becoming the replacement of electricity? But, how?’

{Saying it simply, this is an omnipotent energy for the world over there.}

Suddenly he recalled the words that he heard from Nayuta in Tokyo.

“……I don’t really get it, but there is no doubt that this thing is moving!”

Kizuna pressed the firing button.

Voice that was like a motor sound and vibration, and then high frequency operating noise were played, then a bullet with speed higher than Mach 5 was fired from the railgun. It was like holes would be opened at Elma’s surrounding air.

“My, scary.”

Elma pushed her hammer to the front in preparation. And then the next instant, before the bullet hit the hammer, the bullet ricocheted and repelled on the concrete surface, the concrete was ripped off while the bullet exploded.

“Fufufu, that’s pointless. No matter how you attacked, it absolutely won’t reach me.”

The hammer repulsed the bullet. Due to that influence, several explosion overlapped around Elma. Elma covered her eyes with her hand to protect her face from the flash. The flame of the explosion and the shockwave enveloped Elma. However, Elma was only making a little displeased expression without a single wound on her. Her dress fluttered from the wind, the most that happened to her was the soot that dirtied her beautiful clothes.

“Geez, it got dirty!”

Elma lightly dusted off the hem of her skirt while swinging around her hammer. The next moment, the railgun’s thick and long barrel bent. The components shorted and blazed in flame.

When he noticed, Elma had crushed the railgun with her hammer.

“Kuh!”

And then at the next moment, the railgun caused an explosion. Kizuna’s body was blown by the blast and he rolled on the ground. While rolling, Kizuna stared desperately at Elma’s figure.

Elma put her palm in front of her face from the radiance. When the flash settled down, Elma held the hammer with both hands and began to walk. Behind her the railgun was spouting out flame.

With her back towards the conflagration, Elma was getting closer to Kizuna step by step. Fierce flames shaded off Elma’s figure blackly like a shadow painting. White teeth were visible from her lips that were forming a crescent.

“It’s not interesting to crush you in one attack. Fufu, I should tease you to death. I’ll drive you into a corner while little by little breaking your body.”

The vicious smile was pasted on the face that was like a holy woman, Elma then licked her pink lips with a slippery tongue. The lips that was wet by saliva emitted luster.

Kizuna stared at Elma’s face so fixedly as if burning a hole at her.

That girl was grimacing from the explosion’s flash.

The bullet of railgun didn’t reach Elma.

――However, the light of explosion reached her.

At that time, a huge fire pillar was rising behind Elma.

“!?”

The ammunition which was placed near the railgun that went up in flame seemed to catch fire. Furthermore the ammunition was causing secondary explosions one after another.

Even Elma was surprised as expected and turned back. There the flame of explosion blew through.

“Now!”

Kizuna ignited his thruster and distanced himself from that place.

“You saved me there! Rugaa-chan!”

When he flew out from the explosion smoke, a floating window was opened.

{Hida-kun! You safe!?}

It was as if the timing was calculated, the creator of Rugaa-chan that was Momo was projected there. There was also Kei behind her.

“Yeah, I still am right now! But――”

{Listen to me! You remember the main cannon of Ataraxia that Chief Shikina showed you?}

“Yeah! I just planned to go there right now. Your Rugaa-chan gave me the hint!”

Momo was startled and her words were caught in her throat, but she soon made a smile.

{I’m preparing a special seat and waiting for you here!}

“Ouu!”

The communication was cut after he replied that. Kizuna was flying low to hide from Elma’s eyes while advancing.

When he flew over the outer circumference of Ataraxia, he looked back behind him. Elma was flying out clearing off from the explosion smoke.

“Now, run away my prey.”

Thrilled feeling was overflowing from her voice and expression.

Kizuna pursed tight his lips into a thin line and accelerated. He didn’t understand how much mobility Lunir had, but Eros that didn’t do Climax Hybrid would surely be overtaken soon.

He flew in the sky with full speed and flew out from Ataraxia. And then he soon took a nose dive. He circled around the outer edge and flew along the side of Ataraxia.

“My my, I wonder if you plan to give me the slip like that?”

There was a voice coming from above. At that moment, Kizuna twisted his body without even looking up and flew right to the side with all his thrusters opened fully.

‘GUAA!”

However the hammer grazed Kizuna’s body. The thruster at his back was broken and components flew everywhere. Kizuna’s body flew like a baseball and slid while caving in into Ataraxia’s side.

He tried to recover his posture, but one side of his thruster had died. One more attack was coming at his unsteady flying back. Kizuna’s body once again crashed on Ataraxia.

“Guha-!”

His body caved into Ataraxia’s side.

And then, his caved body was trailingly slipping down. Suddenly there was no wall and Kizuna’s body fell. There was a hole opened on Ataraxia’s side with a diameter around twenty meters. He fell on the hole’s edge and his body crashed hard.

“Uu……this, this place……”

Kizuna rubbed his misty eyes and looked around his surroundings. At that time a floating window rose up and Momo raised a voice that sounded at her wit’s end.

{Hida-kun! Quickly! The red cable under your feet!}

“A……yeah”

He tried to stand up, but his foot slipped. He fell off from the edge of the hole.

“Kuhu!”

He saw a red cable that was fixed on the floor with tape. He extended his right hand and desperately grabbed on that cable. The cable was strained and looked warped, but he barely avoided falling down. Kizuna’s body was in a situation where his body was dangling down from the edge of the hole.

There was nothing underneath him. There was only sea several dozens of meters below him. Even if he was wearing Heart Hybrid Gear, with how ragged he was there was enough possibility of his death. Furthermore his left hand was useless. He somehow supported his body weight with just a single right arm, but his right arm soon began trembling.

“My, so you cannot even fly anymore I wonder?”

Elma who was chasing behind Kizuna finally arrived, she was landing at the edge of the hole. Like that, she was looking down on Kizuna as though she was drunk on the conviction of her victory.

“Aah, it’s unfortunate but……it’s already impossible for me.”

“I see. It cannot be helped then. The time of the hunt has come to a close.”

Elma stroked the handle of the hammer with reluctance to end the fun.

“Guess you’re right.”

Elma was making a wondering face at Kizuna’s calmness.

“What’s wrong? You can cry and yell or beg for forgiveness more you know?”

“The end of the hunt, is not only limited to the prey getting hunted yeah. There are even cases where the hunter is the one getting eaten by the prey.”

The Core inside Kizuna’s chest was beginning to operate in full. Pink radiance was transmitted from Kizuna’s chest flowing to the cable.

“And, what is the meaning of that?”

Elma tilted her head cutely, even so she couldn’t hide her bad mood from appearing. Blood vessels was throbbing on her forehead.

“Your hammer destroys the target before the attack can be inflicted on the object. The fact that you attacked is only created after that. Most likely there is no way to avoid that.”

Even with that pointed out, Elma wasn’t particularly concerned. She leaked out a giggle mixed with a sigh.

“However, that ability is only effective when the target is physical. Or maybe only objects with a certain degree of mass. Or objects with a certain degree of volume.”

Elma’s eyebrows twitched.

From the cable that was gripped in Kizuna’s right hand, even further large amounts of magic power was transferred.

The place Elma was standing at, was the firing mouth of the electrically charged particle cannon. The inside of the particle accelerator.

“Correct. And so what about it? The current you cannot do anything.”

“Yeah, nothing at all.”

A small floating window was floating beside Kizuna’s head. The electric power indication displayed there was increasing rapidly. The electric power amount that stopped at 50% even with all the electricity at Ataraxia invested at it now passed 90% with just Eros’s power.

“This is where we part. It’s only a short while, but it was fun.”

“Yeah……me too.”

And then the indication passed 100%.

“Sayonara, Kizuna.”

“Good bye.”

Elma swung down the hammer.

At that time particles were released from the deepest part of the tunnel.

The particle accelerator that pierced through Ataraxia accelerated those particles until the speed of light.

Possessing a terrific speed and destructive power, the particle cannon that was outside the standard finally arrived.

“――”

Elma turned around after feeling that presence. That instinct made her turn the hammer towards the tunnel rather than Kizuna.

However, the wall of light that arrived wasn’t affected.

And then the shell that flew with the speed of light, didn’t give her any time to deal with it another way.

The particles that rushed inside the accelerator instantly swallowed Elma who was standing in the firing mouth and blew her away. Elma couldn’t even scream and flew away becoming a part of the particle shell. The hammer separated from her hand and Lunir that protected her body was broken into pieces.

The shell of particle cannon that was fired from Ataraxia drew a line of light at the blue sky. And then it pierced the battleship of Elma who by chance was on the line of fire, it generated a preposterous amount of heat and electrical discharge while cutting through the sky. That radiance also cut apart the sky of the far away London.

“Hida-kuuun!”

Amidst the white smoke that was raised by the cooling air, there was a silhouette rushing here.

“That voice……is that you Kurumizawa-san?”

{I’m here too.}

Kei’s window was projected in front of his eyes. However, that window was filled with noise and was erased soon.

From Kizuna’s body too, the armor of Eros was becoming fragments of light before vanishing. His Hybrid Count was at the limit already.

“I’m……at my limit already even for just hanging here. Quickly, pull me up.”

Momo showed out her face from the edge of the hole.

“Wa, wait a second! It’s impossible for me and Chief-. I’ll call someone here!”

“Ku……quick.”

He couldn’t feel his fingers. He had bled a lot too, his consciousness was hazy, strength was leaving his body.

‘――Ah, no good, already.’

His fingers slipped and his hand separated from the cable.

If he fell from this height, surely he wouldn’t be saved with just his flesh body now.

‘――Even though I defeated them after great pain……in this kind of place!’

Kizuna desperately reached out his hand. He was trying to hold on to an unseen something.

That hand was caught.

“Kizuna!”

It was a familiar voice. Its echo reassured him more than the voice of anybody else.

“Get a hold of yourself, Kizuna! I’ll save you right now!”

With her body restrained by Momo and Kei, Reiri was pulling up Kizuna’s body. After that they collapsed on the floor just like that, and she hugged Kizuna’s body tightly.

“I’m glad……you’re safe.”

With a trembling voice, Reiri leaked out a relieved sigh. Kizuna too kept lying atop Reiri’s body and murmured with a weak voice.

“Aah……that woman who did Heart Hybrid with me……I won thanks to the Hybrid Count that girl gave me. I’ve got to say thanks……later.”

“……Is that so.”

Filling the embracing arms with strength, Reiri nodded several times.

“With this, we can go to London……saving Himekawa, Yurishia, Sylvia, the others……also, I want to meet Aine one more time. I want to talk with her.”

“We can. After all you have opened the path.”

Reiri gently stroked Kizuna’s head.

“But, the Hybrid Count that I got with trouble……is already nearly zero though.”

Kizuna smiled shyly.

“You idiot. I’ll tell you now, something like that, it can be replenished again……no matter how many times.”

Reiri happily smiled while spilling out tears from her eyes.


Part 4

Aine ran through the corridor of the imperial castle. Anxiety, and then fear were mixing in her expression.

When she arrived until the private room of Grace, she ignored the surprised guards and threw open the door.

“You really ordered to kill Kizuna!?”

Grace and Zelcyone were inside the spacious room made from marble. Grace was sitting at the comfort chair near the window and Zelcyone was standing beside her.

Grace was rocking the chair while enjoying the fresh wind entering from the window.

“What’s the matter all of a sudden, Nee-sama.”

Aine briskly walked with wide steps and stood imposingly in front of the two.

“Answer my question Grace!”

Grace half-closed her eyes sullenly.

“It’s true. That man called Kizuna is a dangerous existence for this Vatlantis. There is no way he can be left alone. And so I ordered Zel to kill that man.”

Aine directed a grim gaze at Zelcyone.

“Zel, then……what happened, to Kizuna?”

Zelcyone answered with a mournful look.

“Right now I’m also going to report to Grace-sama. Following the command, I sent Clayda and Elma of the Quartum.”

Aine felt like her heart had stopped listening to that report.

‘Two of the Quartum? But, right now there shouldn’t be anyone Kizuna can do Climax Hybrid with. If that’s the case…….’

It became pitch dark in front of her. Color was disappearing from the world. It was even like she got anemia, her sight was lolling.

“Hida Kizuna crushed them alone. Clayda, Elma, the two of them are MIA.”

“……eh?”

It took her time to comprehend the meaning of that sentence. Light returned to Aine’s eyes, the world was recovering its color. Aine asked back with a shocked face.

“But, Kizuna is……the enemy was just Kizuna alone?”

“Yes. He defeated Clayda and Elma by himself. He is a terrifying opponent.”

“Such thing……how can? But……”

Aine felt relief from the bottom of her heart. Tears spontaneously blurred the corner of her eyes without stopping.

Grace was staring fixedly at her state. Inside those red eyes, flames of jealousy and rage were burning.

“Zel. That just means that Kizuna is an opponent of that level. Just two Quartum is too halfhearted. Organize a subjugation squad for Kizuna urgently.”

“As you command.”

“Eh-……!”

Aine peered at Grace’s face with a panicked state.

“Wait, Grace. Why are you being that fixated on Kizuna? We are going to take control of the whole of Lemuria anyway? Then――”

“Nee-sama. That man called Kizuna, and his magic armor Eros are dangerous.”

“That’s not true. Kizuna is not a bad person. We can understand each other if we just talk.”

“That guy tamed other magic armors and subdued them. He not only grants power to that person, he also makes the power of that person as his own. Nee-sama, are you saying that’s not dangerous?”

“That’s……”

Seeing Aine get her words caught inside her mouth, Zelcyone pushed the stake even deeper.

“Ainess-sama, do you know what the common folks are calling Kizuna right now after witnessing him subduing Gravel who was his enemy and then rampaging violently in the Colosseum?”

Aine couldn’t answer. Her eyes were trembling in anxiety.

“――The Demon King of Lemuria.”

Aine made a cramped smile from hearing the alias that Zelcyone told her.

“What’s that. Fufuh……stop it, there is a degree for even being unsuited. That kind of title is too much for that kind of parasitic guy who cannot do anything unless he relies on someone else.”

Aine’s abusive tongue that sounded forced didn’t even makee the other two smile.

“That’s why……Grace, Zel?”

Both of them were staring at Aine with a serious gaze.

“No matter what Nee-sama said, this matter cannot be overturned. Letting Kizuna live will only invite grief for the empire later on. Zel.”

“Yes.”

Zelcyone turned right–about face to go out of the room.

Sweat flowed from Aine’s forehead.

What to do?

She didn’t understand how Kizuna repelled two of the Quartum, but there was no doubt that the next time a large army would be organized for this. If that happened, Kizuna alone wouldn’t be able to do anything.

Kizuna would certainly die.

He would be killed.

And in addition, he would surely get killed in an inhumane way.

And then Ataraxia too.

She shut her eyes tightly, and clenched her fist. Blood oozed on her bitten lips.

‘If that’s the case, I’d rather――,’

“Wait!!”

Aine’s sharp voice made Zelcyone stop her feet.

“I’ll……go.”

“Ainess-sama?”

Grace stared at Aine in shock.

“Nee-sama……are you saying that you will go yourself? You are going to kill Kizuna with that hand?”

Aine raised her head.

There was a strong will in her eyes, and then there was also sadness showing through.

Even now her voice sounded as though it would change into a cry, however she spoke with a voice that wouldn’t let anyone object.

“I’ll kill Kizuna. With this hand.”


 

29 Responses to HxH Vol 5 Chapter 4 – The Demon King of Lemuria

  1. happinezz001 says:

    To hell with this typical crappy misunderstanding

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  2. Dark Jackel says:

    …what the hell. 😠

    Oh well, thanks for the volume. 😐

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    • Dark Jackel says:

      I guess what pisses me off the most is that Clayda and Elma were victims of that bitch Zel, and now they will never be released from her brainwashing…I really want to see everything taken away from that damn bitch… 😡

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  3. Crux says:

    This one depresses me about Aine….😦 Thanks for the Volume….. looking forward to the next one

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  4. 3xMoreAnonymous says:

    If there is a god, we’ll get a proper h-doujin of that scene, like we get of Ichika and Chifuyu.

    But damn, he’s really gaining power but also making Aine suffer. Here’s hoping the power of love wins the day.

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  5. Tiago Borges says:

    Reiri Best grill!

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  6. Ren says:

    So Reiri wants his brother’s D. Talk about Chifuyu’s syndrome.

    Aine…..what can I say? She’s just suffering but it is also partly her fault. She does have the authority to change the entire Vatlantis, but she lacks the determination to do it.

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  7. Arcrueid says:

    Throughout this series I’ve found Aine to be a very unappealing harem alpha. She treats him terribly and doesn’t show much interest. This volume didn’t help, she comes off as a weak willed traitor who is incapable of doing anything. It’s very disappointing.

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  8. antonio says:

    i hope they gave the cores of Clayda and Elma of the Quartum to reire and kei tha will be cool

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  9. MaCcoy Neri says:

    Wincest. gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood..

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  10. Anonymous says:

    First, thanks for the volume.🙂

    Some issues I noted:

    “The one-eyed Clayda was standing on the bow of the ship while crossing her arms. Her right eye was covered by eye patch, only her right eye was staring at the sea ahead.”

    One of those sentences should refer to her left eye.🙂

    “{Fufufu, this is first come first served. Let’s have a match. The content is who will kill Hida Kizuna first.}”

    “conent” should be “contest” ?

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  11. Anon says:

    Seems Aine isn’t very liked. Though I rate her very high, higher than most main heroines of harem genre.

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  12. dollar0019 says:

    Some one please smack Aine… she might come to her senses… even then still… she pisses me off…

    I like this story however… this depressing dramatic bit with Aine switching sides is well… it makes me start to dislike this novel for that reason alone… however i won’t give up hope that maybe she will either snap out of her stupidity of well Kazsina will win somehow.

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  13. Traitor says:

    I was like BANZAI….BANZAI… When I thought Reiri and Kizuna going to do Heart-Hybrid I really couldn’t hold my excitement, but when I actually read that all of my excitement was literally “KILLED” by Author in an Instant. P.S (…For fuck’s sake he can write Yuri scenes, but can’t able to write something Reiri…)

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  14. guidedicicles says:

    … Kizuna, how stupid can you be?

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