CCM 10 – Yo, I didn’t Hear Anything About This Though


I am now heading to the battlefront together with Yuya.

They are rotating in shifts the people who work as lookouts and combatants it seems.

[Huh? Yuya-san, will the lookout be just fine?]

Yuya then hearing my question answers me while smiling bitterly.

[Actually, those adventurers just came back injured from fighting off the giant orc. They are serving as lookouts while tending to their wounds and trying to recover.]

Injured, huh.
Hearing that word really is kind of concerning.

[…Are those adventurers on the same B rank like you, Yuya-san?]

He has probably seen through what I really mean with that question.
Yuya’s reaction then remains the same. A smile full of bitterness.

[Un. That’s right. The people who’s on the frontlines are actually A rank adventurers.]

…I see.
So that’s the case.

Even for a group of B class adventurers, defeating an A class monster is normally difficult.
That’s why in normal cases, only A adventurers are sent to dispatch and fight the monster while B class adventurers are to serve as lookouts to secure the premises. However, the situation right now with the Giant Orc as the enemy provides a harder challenge against the A class adventurers which now requires even B class adventurers to substitute. 
And naturally, Yuya beside me is included and isn’t an exemption to be left unschated.

The situation really is as he said — they really are short of helping hands.

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[…But you see, there are three Rank A adventurers leading the fight. The giant orc though is just greatly different from what normally it seems. It is so large that I have never encountered such a variant similar to that before.]
[…Not even seen by B-rank adventurer, huh.]
[Un. But hey, it’s been quite a while since the battle has started so you don’t have to be that worried, you see. They should be in the final stages of the battle, I think.]

Is that really the case?
It’s a relief that there are at least 3 A rank adventurers but… I still can’t get rid of this stuffy feeling in my chest.

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–Later then I have known that this gut feeling is right on the spot.

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[Wh-what the heck’s that!?]

Yuya’s face is getting pale. His body is trembling as he utters words in a small voice with his eyes wide open.

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[How could this be possible…! Does this mean that even senior adventurers aren’t enough to defeat it…!!]

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–The very battlefield itself is hell.

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Giant Orc.

Its body is so large that everyone has no choice but to keep their heads up and look at the top of their heads. To be honest, even I, just right after seeing its size, can’t help but feel terrified.
It’s holding a humongous club on its right hand and I am not that confident if I can keep my consciousness intact if I’d ever get hit by that.

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Around the giant orc, there are 3 adventurers that can be seen and all of them are on their hands and knees on all fours.
Even if nobody tells me so, I am sure of it.
Those 3 are the A rank adventurers.

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They should be in the final stages of the battle, he said?
There are 3 rank A adventurers so I don’t have to be worried, he said?

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Bullsh*t.
This — can you even call this a battle.

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[Guaaa…! Arios-kun, you should head back immediately! Proceed to the guild right away and tell them what’s happening!]

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Yuya pulls his sword from its scabbard with a very forbidding look.
Seems like he intends to lay down his life in this place.
That heart of steel sure is commendable but — your body is quite honest as it trembles.

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[If I do that Yuya-san, then you alone will..!]
[I know! But there’s no other way, is there! So please understand!]

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It’s true.
There’s nothing wrong about what he said.

My <Cheat Code Manipulation> sure is strong but I am not fully certain about it. Seeing the Giant Orc, there’s just really no assurance that it will be effective against it.

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What now.
Just what the heck am I supposed to do now—

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[…Help…]

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Just then, I heard a small voice.
It’s the female A rank adventurer.
She’s lying on all fours like earlier and despair can be seen all over her face as her whispers seem fully devastated.

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[No…. I- I don’t want to die… Help…]
[Ggguuuhhuu??]

It probably heard her voice.

[GGUGUGURRRRRUGUGUUAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!]

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The Giant Orc’s eyes then glistens as he waves his hand to slam the club to the head of the female adventurer.

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Seeing all of that.
Something inside me has snapped.

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–Cheat Code – Activate

Attacks Power Up (Low).

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[Uuuuuuuwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!]

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I rush madly on my feet as I pull out my sword.

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Makuba Sword Style.

–Godspeed’s Flash.

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Using the fastest sword technique my father has taught me, I unleash the slash with all of my strength and let the sword and the giant orc’s club meet.

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I, who is obviously inferior, has no doubts of being squashed and defeated just with this single clash.

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But.

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[Guuuruuaa?]

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The Giant Orc who’s been so much larger than anything I have ever seen —- started to slowly bend backwards and fall on its back.


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