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Those are the names of the people who took Kissshot’s body parts away---something like that.
At least, Kissshot heard about these three people’s features from somewhere-although like this, it is still hard to understand with just this.
Like using a different country’s language to explain, I felt confused towards those three names, but with the important stuff, they were too easy.
The man called Dramaturgie stole her right leg.
The man called Episode stole her left leg.
The man called Guillotinecutter stole her arms.
The three people each stole a part.
That’s why she was in such a near-death situation---such a near-death situation, if she didn’t suck my blood, she would certainly die.
Although it’s an immortal body.
But it will still die.
Towards this point she herself understands the best.
Her at that time---already had the determination to die.
Life still here, using this beaten-up body and escaping from those three people----uneasily escaped.
I, during her explanation, inadvertently asked.
“Why steal your limbs?”
“I’m a vampire. Thee are humans---hmm, thee isn’t one anymore, anyways it’s what humans call, monsters.”
Kissshot said in a very definite tone.
“Exorcising monsters are a definite.”
“Those three people specialize in exorcising vampires---they make a living by killing me. Beings that specialize in exorcising vampires, thee should have heard of them before?”
Towards beings like vampires, beings that are its match.
Thinking carefully I don’t think I know----but then again I think I have heard of them.
“Then--- we need to defeat them?”
“What kind of idiot talk is that, isn’t that looking for death, although the point about having my limbs taken away is heartbreaking. I don’t have much regeneration power left----in this situation, how can I fight?”
“So that’s it.”
“Like I said....”
Kissshot very naturally continued talking.
“I just need thee to face those three people---and get my limbs back alright.”
“Al, alright....how can it be that easy?”
“Hmm, looks like I didn’t explain it clearly to thee, if thee wants to turn back into a human, I need to have my full power restored. Basically, back to my complete form. For that, those limbs are needed.”
“Bu, but---I'm no good with things like fighting.”
I didn’t do anything bad, but my tone seems like I’m making an excuse.
“My athletic abilities aren’t bad but it’s not good either, my body is as you see here. I have never even done things like argue before...., also, right, the most important matter, aren’t I going to get exorcised?”
I----presently am a vampire too.
This possibility is really big.
Because, my opponents are three people who specialize in exorcising vampires---moreover, even if they spare me who was once a human, Kissshot’s limbs which are their spoils from battle, it’ll be impossible to easily get them to give them to me.
“Idiot, that’s something from when thee was still a human.”
Kissshot said tiredly.
“Thee right now is my subordinate---even if in the lowest level and in a weaken state, you can still easily kill me right now.”
“....? Basically, although you are a vampire you are very weak?”
Got her mad.
Indeed, a very easily angered person.
“You only had that conclusion because of what you just heard---let me make myself clear, among vampires I’m of the highest level. I can be called the Kaii Killer.”
Presently this incredible front was not delivered at all.
Also, what is Kaii?
Something like monsters?
Hmm, no matter.
“Hmm, even if the presently weakened you is not as strong as me....even if you’re stronger than me, but those three people, at full power, were able to take away limbs from the you in complete form? Then---”
“I was ambushed by those three people. Underestimated them---totally underestimated. Guys at that level, even with three people combined together wouldn’t have been my opponent.”
“As long as it’s one by one as opponents, those three people wouldn’t even be your match. Honestly it’s an easy job. This kind of level of thing would be able to turn you back into a human, very easily.”
I definitely wasn’t convinced with this kind of random speech.
Because of this--- I started walking around the small town at night.
This was a bit after the sun had set. Finally I was able to leave this abandoned cram school---then finally I was able to confirm my location.
This cram school’s location was on the border of the rural town that I lived in----that being said, this area having buildings, having this kind of cram school that’s about to fall apart, I had absolutely no idea.
Probably got swallowed up by the big cram school in front of the station, and then closed down.
As a last resort for a hiding spot, Kissshot this person, she really found a place like this.
Then I immediately phoned home.
Luckily, it was my little sister who picked up. The older little sister. Big brother is using spring break to go on a trip to find himself, use that to tell everyone, I just told her like that.
The older little sister agreed too.
...But, just like that I made my little sister think I’m the kind of big brother where at any moment he could go on a trip to find himself.
I’m really useless.
Then, immediately the younger little sister sent a text to me.
Middle-school little sisters, both of them don’t have cellphones, so she used the computer in the living room to text me.
“To onii-chan. Sometimes people will get lost, but, when you calm down you should carefully think. Where did Tyltyl and Mytyl find the Blue bird?”
I got lectured by my little sister.....
Receiving these kinds of texts and on top that wasting the batteries in my phone, it really makes me angry.
But, where can I recharge a cellphone....the charger is at home but I can’t go back, all I can do is buy a charger at a convenience store.
It’s impossible to have electricity in that kind of ruin of a cram school, all I can do is buy the battery-style.
If everything could be finished before the batteries run out, I can skip over this matter.
“They aren’t a match for me...originally they aren’t a match for me. They also aren’t a match for you.”
Well, but.....it’s an easy thing, right?
Although in the beginning I only believed half of it, but, my powers as a vampire are indeed real--- if you talk about testing it, explaining it in detail would be getting interrogated or arrested because of the crime of breaking public properties.
It was a ruin from the beginning, it won’t matter if it breaks a little?
That kind of thing.
“But---something seems to be left out.”
It’s like getting wrapped around by Kissshot’s words.
Moreover---I feel the increasing pace is continuing.
“Then, where are those three people?”
“Don’t know you say....”
“Superfluous worries are useless and unneeded. Just walk around outside, the opponents will come find you---the other side are vampire exorcising specialists. Finding a vampire is the same as raising a hand.”
“Is that so?”
“Ehm. Dillydallying here is okay, at night when vampires’ powers are very active, going outside---they are like insects being attracted to light, they’ll definitely come towards to thee.”
“Right now, probably in order to find me, they are roaming around this town. Do it well and you’ll meet up tonight.”
Kissshot laughed intolerably and leaked a weird sound.
Well, not having to find them really helped....although they say find a person, but I’m not a part of the humans, it’s definitely impossible.
But---I’m sort of beginning to not pay attention to the rhythm. Shouldn’t I question this thing every once in awhile? The thing about me becoming a vampire, is already an indisputable truth---for example.
Unconsciously, thinking about other stuff...can I really turn back into a human?
Can no one be sure that Kissshot isn’t lying?
Using me in order to retrieve her limbs--- not satisfied with seeing me as food, just like words using me like limbs....
No, about that, Kissshot had said from the beginning that it isn’t an order, but a threat.
I could have not lent my power to her.
....But in order to prevent me from thinking that it is a waste of time---using turning back into a human to lie to me.
As bait---so she lied.
Using the matter of turning me back into a human.
It’s possible that Kissshot was thinking like that.
Me turning into a servant, that girl doesn’t have to do such a troublesome thing, isn’t just an order enough?
Currently that girl is in a state where she basically can’t use the powers of a vampire---that’s why, if she doesn’t lie she can’t get me to obey?
Well, it isn’t impossible...
On the surface she looks ten, but in actuality you can’t treat her like she’s ten.
Thinking back to when she was in her original form, her expression looked very intellectual.
At least, she lived like as she said for 500 years.
Her thinking wasn’t slow at all.
I didn’t ask any key matters.
I only thought about stuff about turning back into a human, and avoided important things---I forgot to ask Kissshot why she came to this small rural town in Japan?
Monsters really are funny with this sort of thing.
But aren’t vampires western monsters?
Aren’t those three brought here by Kissshot too?
No matter how I say it, it’s all speculations.
Whatever Kissshot is conspiring, I, right now, still can’t trust her---for now I’ll just do as she says.
The initiative is totally within her control.
First get her limbs back----I’ll leave everything else to later.
No matter how much of it is wrong, I don’t see how those three vampire exorcising specialists could be lies.
Following what Kissshot said, I turned myself into bait, walking at a place where there aren’t any roads---I walked into a three-mouthed divergence, it was at that moment.
The vampire called Kissshot Acerolaorion Heartunder Blade’s brain’s thinking, although it has lived for 500 years, but in actuality is still slow, that’s what I was thinking.
As long as it’s one by one as opponents, those three wouldn’t be a match----although that’s what she said, but that premise, where is the evidence to prove that?
Also, you were defeated by those three too, didn’t you say that?
I increasing felt---my brain is probably broken.
But---it was already too late.
No, It should be said just in time.
One second before this situation happened---was exactly when I realized the possibility of this situation.
Do it well and you could finish tonight----that’s what Kissshot said.
But, thinking about it carefully---it’s possible that I’ll be finished off tonight.
In the form of my second death.
“What---what should I do.”
First, I’ll start with the right side in front of me.
A giant with a height over two metres---both hands each carrying a giant wavy-shaped blade, walking towards this way.
Such a giant stature----the jeans being worn could be used as my sleeping bag, the shirt being worn, if split apart, is possibly five-times my shirt.
In order to hold down the messy hair, the bangs are wearing a handband.
A man like a muscle mass, serious face, mouth closed off like a one---holding on to wavy-blades, stared at me.
Consistent with the characteristics that I heard.
This man is--- Dramaturgie.
The man who stole Kissshot’s right leg.
Then the left side in front of me.
Completely incomparable to Dramaturgie, a very slim man is walking toward here----a face that looks naive, but the stare that was directed towards here was very sharp.
If I used the metaphor, 'Even a stare can kill people.', I probably would have been killed immediately. It was that sharp.
---Sanpaku eyes, white student uniform, looking closely he looked very young---but on top of one shoulder he was carrying a giant cross, and it greatly defied that image.
Without any craftsmen work, a cross like a silver necklace, like it was magnified fifty times; a silver piece like that.
It has three times the size of a man, is probably over three times the weight, a giant cross like it was a joke.
This cross isn’t a holy object but used as a weapon, it can be easily thought of.
A man ,as if trying to stare through me, lightly smiled---and shoulder carrying that giant cross, walked towards me.
Consistent with the characteristics that I heard.
This man is---Episode.
The man who stole Kissshot’s left leg.
“What---what should I do.”
Then behind me.
I don’t know when, with a priest-like robe around his body, compare to the other two men, a man that looks more honest---followed here. A hairstyle where you can visualize a hedgehog, this hairstyle that permeates danger, I should say the atmosphere eased down. I couldn’t see the emotions within the eyes which I can’t tell if it was opened or closed, but at least different from the two in front, who has blades and a cross, only he indeed doesn’t have a weapon---although, but he has stolen more things from Kissshot than other people. A priest-like man, using a face where I can’t feel any alert---nothing in his hands, naturally walked towards me.
Consistent with the characteristics that I heard.
This man is--- Guillotinecutter.
Stole Kissshot’s left arm and right arm---the man who stole her two arms.
“---I might as well do nothing....!”
Vampire exorcising specialists.
Dramaturgie, Episode, Guillotinecutter.
Those three people, using me as the center, gathered up.
Just like a three-mouth divergence.
No way to escape---like a mouse in a pocket.
“Ah? Well. So popular.”
The first one to open his mouth was the man carrying a giant cross on his shoulder---Episode.
Just like how he looks, a messy tone.
“It’s not Heartunder Blade, no, then who is this guy?”
“■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ ■■■■■ ■■■■■■”
Ignoring me who is squished in the middle, towards Episode’s words, the muscle man---Dramaturgie, answered.
But, I completely couldn’t understand those words.
Could it be that he forgot about me?
The priest-like man behind me--- Guillotinecutter said that.
He talked in a smooth tone.
“If you’re doing business here then you should use the language here. That’s the most basic.”
Of course I want to look behind---but that means I have to have my back face Dramaturgie and Episode, and at the end I ended up not moving.
Guillotinecutter was the same as the other two, and, ignoring me----continued talking.
“Well, but, it’s exactly as you said, Dramaturgie. Probably...no, definitely, this teen is Heartunder Blade’s subordinate.”
Very unhappily---Episode said that.
“Isn’t that vampire a believer of not making subordinates?”
“Before, I heard she made one.”
“■■■……, probably, we forced her to the limit, and having no choice, had to make a follower to be her limbs.”
Dramaturgie, this time, used Japanese to speak.
Because of a muscle mass-like stature, I thought he was a strength character... the main point is that he got my true form.
“Then what does that mean?”
Episode smiling lightly and said.
Rocking the giant cross of his shoulder.
“Hiding existing power, urgently needing to find the whereabouts of Heartunder Blade, all we can do is ask this kid?”
“That seems to be it.”
After listening to Episode’s loud talk, Dramaturgie lightly nodded his head,----Guillotinecutter also did so.
“If I get rid of this teen, then I can get the reward from where Heartunder Blade is.”
He said that easily.
Suppose that they’ll let go of me who is an ex-human?
I should at least do some hopeful observation.
These people---from the beginning, have treated me like I’m completely not their match.
Completely denying me as a living thing.
My existence—completely was not a match.
Guillotinecutter said that.
“That being said, what should we do? Like what Episode said, if this teen knows Heartunder Blade’s whereabouts, then it’ll be slightly troublesome.”
“Leave it to me.”
Episode said while laughing.
“Kill him at the level of not leaving any side-effects.”
“No, I’ll do it.”
“I’m the most fitting for this job. I’m the one who understands vampires the most.”
“I don’t mind doing it either.”
Guillotinecutter smoothly expressed his opinion.
“You two must be tired.”
“Don’t-------don’t say such self-asserted words!”
Collected my guts----then roared out.
I didn’t face any of the three people.
Didn’t meet eyes with anyone, I roared.
“What, what are you people saying! You people---why would you suddenly say things like exorcise me....I’m a human, you people, are you prepared to kill?”
At least, it created an instant of silence.
Did my words reach them?
But----it’s only that.
The words reached, but the meaning didn’t reach.
No one----gave me a response.
“Then it’s the same as usual.”
Suddenly, Dramaturgie said that.
“Okay, the fastest one wins.”
Episode said that.
“That’s good. Equal competition, there’s a relationship with each other’s Skill Up.”
Guillotinecutter also said.
Then—these vampire exorcising specialists.
These three people, almost at the same time—I saw the movement of them charging towards me who is at the middle of the three-mouthed divergence, I know vampires’ visions are very elite.
Can see in the dark, these eyes’ dynamic vision are also very elite----but.
Although I say I could see, but what should I do?
This situation, in the end what should I do?
My movements—probably were the stupidest in this situation. Instantly, covering my head with my hands---rolling into a ball, and squatting down on the spot.
Giving up attacking, but it can’t be called defending, just a position for escaping reality.
Of course that will happen.
What did I misinterpret?
This is a bad habit no main character in manga, movies and games should ever have---
A normal high schooler, how could he battle a bunch of vampire exorcising specialists?
What is this? School Psychic Battle?
How can I win!?
So what if I can break concrete walls?
So what if my jumping increased, and I can move faster?
What can I do with these powers?
That’s why I have never gotten into a fight---there’s no opponent to fight! I also have no experience in fighting.
Discarding my life once.
It was a life given to Kissshot.
So why---cherish life!
No matter how long I waited---no matter how long I waited, those three people’s attack did not hit my back.
Could it be that they got scared?
Could it be because I’m too useless, those three people got tired and left? -----No, that’s impossible.
What scared, those people totally look down on me.
I took my face that was buried in my knees, and slowly lift it up.
I heard this easy laugh.
"In the middle of this residential area.....flinging swords, using a cross to knock stuff, causing such an unrest, you guys are really energetic---“
Dramaturgle took the two blades in his hands, right hand’s index finger, middle finger, ring finger and pinky all left the blade.
Episode took the giant cross and hid it behind his right leg like nothing.
Guillotinecutter used quick movements, raised his left hand and attacked, he was stopped before he even touched---who is this guy?
Just an old man passing by.
Standing using one leg, he continued to say.
“-----Did something good happen?”
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