10 Years After – 34

Let’s Create a Plan to Kill the Vampires


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After that, we talked about how we would kill the Vampire High Lords.

Eric asked,

 

“Do you have a plan?”

“We plan to charge in. From the front.”

“What?”

 

Shia said with a surprised face.

Perhaps Shia had a different plan in mind.

 

Eric and Goran looked at each other after hearing my plan.

 

“That’s not… Don’t you think that is a little careless?”

“Indeed. I’m sure you could win, Ruck. But it won’t hurt to be safe.”

 

And so I explained to them my plan.

 

“Well, I did put some thought into it. If Shia and I charge in, the Vampire Lords will gather around us, yes?”

“Of course they will.”

“If that happens, wouldn’t it be easier for the beastkin troops to hunt the vampires?”

“Hmm. So you are going to leave the hunting of the High Lords to the beastkin? I can’t agree with that.”

“I am against it as well.”

Eric and Goran rejected this idea.

 

“What do you think, Shia?”

“Yes. If anything, I think Mister Ruck should kill the Vampire High Lords while the beastkin lure the others together.”

“Hmm…”

 

It was a difficult decision.

Of course, Vampire High Lords were stronger than Lords.

But they should be easier to fight than a swarm of Lords.

 

I had thought that taking on a swarm of Lords would be the hardest job.

And so that was what I was going to do.

 

“I understand what you are thinking, Mister Ruck. You want to create a diversion, don’t you?”

“Yes, that’s right. I think you and I would be able to take on that role well.”

“Ruck. Are going to try to sacrifice yourself again?”

 

Eric said with a harsh expression.

I felt the need to explain myself.

 

“No-no-no. Besides, I’m not alone. I’ll be with Shia. I would never involve her in self-sacrifice.”

“I suppose you’re right.”

“Yes. I’m sorry for doubting you.”

 

Eric and Goran apologized.

 

“I’m confident that I’ll survive even if I’m surrounded by Vampire Lords. Of course, I cannot completely ensure Shia’s safety, though.”

“I understand the risks, of course. I am a Warrior of a vampire hunting tribe as well. And a B Rank Adventurer.”

 

While still young, Shia was determined.

 

“It will be dangerous, but I’m planning this with the premise of us both returning alive.”

“I see. Of course.”

“If the swarm of Vampire Lords is lured towards us, the High Lords will be exposed. And then the beastkin can deal with them.”

“But what if you cannot lure them away?”

“If that happens, then I will just kill the Vampire High Lords instead.”

 

Goran and Eric thought for a while after hearing this.

After some time, Goran opened his mouth.

 

“I would like to send some support troops from the Adventurers guild, but…”

“You are afraid of Charm?”

“Yes. It could cause your allies to become enemies.”

 

Goran was right.

I didn’t want to deal with Adventurers who turned into enemies either.

They were your allies a moment ago. It was hard to point your sword at them.

 

And there were ways to recover after having Charm cast on you.

Which sounded like a good thing.

But that of course meant that there were few people who would kill a comrade when there was a chance they could be saved.

It was likely that the effort put into helping them would only result in even more damage.

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