In the place where we arrived, we saw a girl wearing a hood, and few man that seems to surround that girl. I don’t understand the situation but the atmosphere gives a bad vibe.
“To dare hunt in our territory, you’ve got quite a gut. Listen, brat”
The large man, seemingly the leader of the group, looked down at the young girl and placed the girl under coercion. Next to the young girl, a rock boar’s corpse laid there, mostly likely what she hunted.
I judged that these guys are gangsters that insists on their absolute right to hunt in this forest by claiming that it's their territory. They have quite good equipment, I guess, they are around C ranked adventurer. They are group of troublesome to meet with.
This Mysterious Flame forest is administered by the adventurer's guild, therefore, it is a free hunting ground. Not only adventurers, but even common person can come and hunt here freely. Nonetheless, there exists bastards like this that plunders weaker adventurers and generally people weaker than them, just because there aren’t any guards or militant that protects the hunters.
Naturally, at this kind of problems, adventurer’s guild must punish them but, this area’s adventurer are infamous for being useless, so it’s a waste of time to even report them. In reality, I was one of those who suffered under these kind of people. I still vividly remember very similar situation happening to me. That was such a bad experience….
“Are you listening, aah! Hand over your prey quickly!”
“N, no I don’t want to! This, this is something I hunted!”
The young girl tried to throw out her chest, trying not to lose out in the confrontation. However, this turned the situation from bad to worse.
“I see. It seems like you want to get hurt. I will let you taste the pain that only woman feels”
The big man laughed disgustingly and his friends followed suit as they became rawdy. Against a prey called a young girl, they cheered loudly. Not good. The young girl also must’ve felt it, so she was going back step by step.
I can’t continue watching! I must help her!
The young girl was about to escape the same time I was about to jump to help.
“Otto!! I won’t let you escape”
The large man caught the young girl who jumped backward by her arm. At that moment, the girl’s hood were removed and everyone except the young girl were taken by a surprise.
The big man became maddened as he bit his lips.
“You were a beastman!”
That’s right, the girl was a beastman. On top of her silver hair was a triangular beast’s ear. On top of it, in her cute face there exists characteristics that reminds me of a cat. Finally, her tail that were hidden before were showing from her rear.
No matter how you look at it, she is a beastsman ---a feline girl. And, I know this young feline girl.
“You, what are you inferior beastman doing in the human’s territory!”
The large man shouted in anger with his spits flying everywhere, possibly due to his conscious discrimination against beastmen.
“Even a beastsman is allowed to hunt in this forest! I didn’t do anything that is wrong! So please, move aside and le me out!”
What the girl is saying is correct. But that is not the point. The opponent is not the people this kind of correctness is honored.
“Shut up! You dirty beastman dare order the almighty human around!”
“No, I wasn’t…...”
“If you were a human, I would’ve stayed a night a with you and let you out, but the story is different if you are a beastman. I will torture you till you die and will feed your corpse to the dogs later on.”
Saying so the man unsheasts his sword from his waist. The surrounding men also radiated a killing intent.
“Stop it. Don’t you dare lay a hand on that girl”
I went in front of these beasts and told them to stop.
“What the hell. Who the hell are you and where did you come from?”
The trashbags sight all laid on me. But, I don’t plan on answering his question.
“I will count to three. You human garbages better get out of my sight before I finish counting to three”
“Who’s a human garbage, you shitty brat!”
“Oi, let’s kill this arrogant brat first!”
“Don’t you move from there, you shitty brat! I will minch you to death!”
I’ve finished counting till 3. However, these human garbages were still there. Not only that but they seemed to be rushing at me with a crazy speed.
Well then, I guess there is no longer any need for mercy.
“Portable Gravity control device, increase the opponent’s gravity by 100 times”
In that instant, with a *Zun* sound these guys who were trying to attack me all sinked into the ground. This was because I activated the attack mode of the portable gravity control device and increased the gravity of their body by 100 times. They probably couldn’t even feel the pain. Their internal organs bursted with their bones turning into powder. They died being unable to cope with the injury.
Not even one survived. They died without being able to scream their death throes.
I do not regret killing them. If I left them be, they would trouble more people. Letting them leave alive, would be a sin in itself. It’s not my first time killing a human, as I’ve gone to thief subjugation missions. However, I just feel a bit heavy.
Balaina licked my hand as if she was trying to make me feel better.
I calmed my heart by taking in a deep breath, and looked at the young girl.
“That was quite a disaster huh. Are you alright?”
“Eh, aa, yes...somehow...”
The girl nodded multiple times despite looking little confused.
“Um, Umm, did you do this?”
“Aa. I couldn’t just leave them be”
“Something like that”
“I...see. Um, thank you very much for helping me!”
The young girl bowed deeply in gratitude.
“I don’t know how I should return this gratitude”
“I didn’t do something that needs to be thanked. No matter what, somebody had to punish those guys. It's just that, nothing more nothing less.”
“But you saved my life so I would like to thank you with something”
“Oh, well if you say so….”
My eyes wandered off to the rock boar’s corpse that was next to her.
“If so, then can you spare me some of that boar’s meat?”
The girl wholeheartedly smiled, and clapped her hands.
“Now that I think about it , I haven’t introduced myself yet. I am Sena. Umm, can I know your name too?”
I nodded as I smiled bitterly.
“My name is Kaito. Nice to meet you, Sena”
Geez, this world is truly full of coincidences.
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