Chapter 52: Shadow in the dark
“Please wait, the three of you”
Knives, chain sickle, and bombs. I poured water into the three of them who took out their weapon.
Kuzuha-chan is looking nervous. she understands the meaning of hiding and crossing the border but she wonders why do the entertainers do that. I think she is just too pure.
Terrier-chan bandit trio responds to my words and gaze at me. After confirming that, I bit my finger.
The blood overflows from the wound, and the sweet taste spreads in my mouth.
While I remembered some unnecessary feelings, I released my finger from my mouth and speak the words.
“Blood Arms, ‘rope’ .”
The skill to change blood into weapons. It seems that the rope is not exactly a weapon, but the restraint seems to be interpreted as a weapon. Because my skill level is max, I can make it, I will gladly use it
Lightly tie a rope made to be long enough so that it does not get too tight around Neguseo’s neck.
“Are you OK? Neguseo”
“Well then, Kuzuha-chan, would you pass this rope to the three of them?”
Talking over the edge of the rope, Kuzha will relay to the front.
Even though the four of them don’t know what my plan is, they still grap the rope properly.
“So, what do you want to do?”
“I think you should avoid combat as much as possible, right?”
“This is long rope, did you make it ?”
As Terrier-chan says, there are signs people getting closer. This rope is for several people, not just one person.
I also do not know how he perceived it and how the people who are heading here have grasped our existence.
But if possible, I want to avoid conflict. It is a troublesome. We are crossing the border by moutain to avoid the trouble in the first place.
“O Darkness, cover us”
So, I use magic to avoid it.
Dark magic. I exercised magic skill at level 1.
It is the skill I had grasped the effect from the begining. I did not use it until now because I had no chance to use it.
The effect of the this skill level is very simple. Make darkness. That’s it.
Things like black mist overflow from my palm and flow to the surroundings. As how I see it, I have dyed my surroundings with darkness and I’m still not stopping yet.
Just a little time, everything was covered in darkness.
“Arge-san, this is …”
“It’s okay, just making it hard to see”
Normally, even it is night now, visual is really bad. Forest in the time of dusk where only a few moonlight can reach. Terrier-chan bandit trio, Kuzuha-chan and Neguseo still can see. I can see the scenery almost the same as at the daytime thanks to my vampire eyes. We are a group with a good sight at night.
But the darkness I make now is dark enough that its impossible to see the surrounding.
Only I can see.
To be precise, only vampires that can see through it. I’m the only member who is a vampire here now and I can only see through this darkness without problems.
The reason why I still can see is the race characteristic of the vampire. I do not know the detail, but the vampire seems to have settled the magical power of darkness, probably a blessing.
Now the people who are chasing us will lose sight of us. While continuing the dark magic, I send words to everyone while moving to the front.
“Well then, I will lead you, please follow me without taking off the rope.”
“What is it, Terrier-chan?”
Is it dissatisfication or a question? When I looked at Terrier-chan, he looked straight at my eyes in this darkness. He doesn’t look at me blindly. Terrier-chan‘s eyes are properly looking toward me. Maybe he can sense me somehow
“… Maybe you can see it?”
I can tell them ‘I can see it’ , but I do not feel like explaining the reason. His attitude was like still in doubt.
I do not care about why, so it does not matter if I do not feel like talking.
Terrier-chan bandit trio nod with each other, look like they decided to listen to me. How can they reach to an agreement without visual.
“The entertainer is amazing, isn’t it?” (Arge)
“Who is an entertainer, wait a moment” (T.N: this time only Terrier talk)
It seems like he wants to do something. Terrier-chan pulled out the dagger from his bosom. It is not just one, the glow that appeared from his bosom are at least three of them.
Terrier-chan threw three dagger with a casual movement as if he was deciding to do so from the beginning. Without vision, he shouldn’t know the direction to throw, but his throwing is accuracy.
Each of the three daggers flies through the gaps of the trees, in a different direction. Without even looking and then Terrier-chan grabbed the rope again.
“Terrier-chan, what have you done just now?”
“Those daggers will explode after a while, it’s a diversion to catch the attention of the border guards, let’s go quickly.”
I’m holding the edge of the rope and the back was pushed, so I started walking and lead everyone.
If you can see it, I think Terrier-chan is the best, but he seems to leave it to me.
I was wondering if he might get angry at me for denying and disturbing them when they were trying to fight, but they rather listening to me obediently.
Their name are weird and they are violent, but I don’t hate people like them.
While thinking that the mountain road is hard to walk, I walk through the darkness and lead everyone.
We almost reach the end of the mountain road. We went through the darkness with opposite way from the flashy explosive sounds behind us.