The two magic machines quickly turned around to face Eric and Goran.
They were going to blast them with a torrent of bullets.
And so I launched my own magic bullets at them.
Two at the same time. And with a lot of energy in them.
The armor of the machines caved in.
This would have been enough to take down the machines that were in front of the palace.
But it seemed that these ones were special.
They continued to move.
The small metal chunks flew at Eric and Goran at an incredible speed.
I quickly put up a magic barrier to protect them.
The bullets slammed into the barrier with a thunderous crash.
The ones that missed hit the walls and caused sparks to fly.
However, Eric and Goran weren’t even behind the barrier when the bullets hit it.
Eric and Goran’s blades cut into the front of the machines.
They were still trying to move.
It took another hit for them to go completely silent.
“They have really high durability.”
“Aye, the fact that they won’t go down under such a hit is dangerous.”
Eric and Goran said with serious expressions.
I collected the magic stones and medals from the vampires and said,
“What about the bullets? Can you deal with them?”
It looked like they had no problem with that.
But Eric and Goran shook their heads.
“Maybe if it is from just one machine.”
“Yes. Two is too much.”
“And it’s one thing to dodge that attack, but it would be much harder to attack at the same time.”
“Aye. You will need to get closer in order to cut them. Which makes our movements predictable.”
It was rare to see Eric and Goran so hard pressed.
The magic machines were a terrifying enemy indeed.
“So, where is this all-purpose trash can?”
“There it is.”
I looked at it.
I had no idea what I was looking at.
“I suppose we will have to have Philly come and inspect it.”
“Wouldn’t it be better to take it back with us?”
“It would. Do you mind, Kathe?”
“Hmmm. I suppose I have no choice.”
And so I put the trash can in my magic bag.
Kathe watched me and said,
“By the way, there is something I want to ask you.”
“What is it?”
“Didn’t Goran just call you Ruck a moment ago?”
“Yes. I heard it quite clearly.”
I think she was right.
“Well, I did mean to tell you sometime soon…”
And so I told her that my real name was Ruck.
Kathe’s tail began to slam up and down on the floor.