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Continue of Alicization web chapter 7
It's now at the outside wall of the tower, Kirito had his one hand held on his black sword stabbing into the joint of the rocks, his other hand grabbed hold of Alice's gauntlet wrist. Alice told him to let her die rather than living in disgrace being saved by a sinner. He called her stupid choosing to throw her life away instead of trying to live to fulfill her duty to drive off the intruder.
They came to a temporally truce, which will last until they could get back into the tower. Kirito wanted a rope to tie them in case someone falls, but he didn't have anything to use, Alice decided to transform her gauntlet into a long chain, binding themselves on each end.
Kirito proposed 3 choices: climb down, climb up, or destroy the wall and get back in. Climbing down was not feasible as they're several hundred meters above ground, destroying the wall wasn't an option neither, as the self-repair ability of the wall would be too fast for them to get in, so they decided to climb up, to the 95th floor, which would have windows they could get in.
Kirito used sacred art to create small cylindrical metal objects to use as their footings to assist climbing up, but Alice was too scared to climb up using those small footings. So Kirito had to pull her up with the chain fastened to her sword belt.
Unlike object transform Alice just performed on her gauntlet, space transform Kirito performed didn't require starting object, and unlike settings in normal games, Underworld doesn't have MP system, space transform can be done as long as there was a blessing resource available, either from Terraria or Solus, but Kirito ran out of resource to transform as they were far above the ground to receive blessing from Terraria, and it already turned into the night, so no blessing from light of Solus either. Alice decided to transform her other gauntlet into more metal objects.
But before they could climb up further, a gargoyle came out of a terrace on tower wall and attacked Kirito, he couldn't fight it properly because of the limited footings and no space to swing his sword, but he still managed to injure it using metal object Alice gave him.
Two more gargoyles came out, Kirito was certain they both would fall if they kept fighting in this state, he then quickly pulled and threw Alice over to the terrace, which was about 4m above him, the chain tied both of them was about 5m long. Alice, in turn, pulled him up once she landed on the terrace.
She explained that those were called "Drones", the crude familiars created from lump of earth by those dark arts users in Dark Territory, but she couldn't believe they could slip through the watchful eyes of Integrity Knight and appeared right in the most sacred place of Human World, Kirito then suggested that it might be an action by someone with high authority within the Central Cathedral itself.
They easily got rid of all 3 drones, but it was already night time so they couldn't climb up further, so they decided to rest on the terrace for the night.
-End of Kirito POV and a half way point of chapter 7-
My opinion: the exchange between Alice and Kirito was pretty funny, it reminds me of when Kirito met Lisbeth for the first time, this event should be in volume 12.
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