I Decided to Watch
‘Good. Now stay hidden and keep watching.’
The pursuers were two people who looked like Adventurers.
However, there was something about them that seemed different.
…Actually, they came off as very assassin-like.
I thought about this as I watched them through Shared Senses.
They seemed to be completely unaware of the slimes.
That meant the concealment magic was working well.
‘Our target has stopped. What should we do? Should we just do it?’
‘Stopped…what do you mean?’
‘He appears to be resting. It would be easy enough to kill him now.’
Apparently, the pursuers had the ability to see far away.
That was why they could match my pace from that distance.
And their conversation was awfully grim, to say the least.
Something about being able to kill me at any time—but actually, it was me that could kill them at any time by transferring magic to the slimes.
But I suppose they weren’t aware of that.
As I mused on this, they began to talk again.
‘No, don’t kill him. We have to determine his threat level first.’
‘Is it really that important to consider? We should just kill him and worry about that later. It’s what we’ve always done.’
Yikes. It was dark indeed.
It made me want to use magic and get rid of them right away…but still, it would be better to get a little more information out of them first.
I could defeat them once that was finished.
‘I told you already. The guild is already becoming suspicious. Too many Adventurers have died under mysterious circumstances.’
‘I don’t see the point in worrying about all that. We are of the great and powerful Blue Moon of Salvation!’
—The Blue Moon of Salvation.
And there you have it.
The name ‘Yuji’ had been on their assassination list…so maybe it was me after all.
In any case, it was a good thing that I left Rikardo.
Had I stayed there another day, I might have been killed.
I waited for them to continue.
‘As for the guild, headquarters is managing that. But we are not to kill insignificant people in the meantime.’
‘Don’t you find this all troublesome?’
‘Look, it’s you who is going to be killed if you disobey their orders.’
The other man seemed to give up as he nodded.
And then he said,
‘By the way, wasn’t there a new assassination method that looked less suspicious? Can’t we just use that?’