Makai Hongi – 45
I ran up to the old tree.
However, two Stone Golems stood in my path.
“Get out of my way!”
I kicked the knee of one to make it lose its balance, and then I pushed the other one in the opposite direction.
They both went rolling down the hill.
And while they were still alive, I left them for now.
“Ahh… The ogre…uh, what was your name?”
“Old Elvan. It’s me, Golan.”
“That’s right. If you are here, that means we succeeded in slowing them down.”
“Aye. I heard the news and came at once. Damn it, this was reckless of you.”
“Well, as I watched from this hill, those ruffians came to the town. And it occurred to me that you would be in trouble if they caught you from the back.”
“But that doesn’t mean you should put yourself in danger! Just look at you…”
The trunk was bent partway.
“My children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and even great great grandchildren are here. It would be very bad if the enemy took over.”
“Still, old man. When the hell did you turn into an Elder?”
“It happened suddenly when the enemy attacked. …I am glad that I was able to see your face in the end.”
“In the end… Old man. Hey, old man…”
“Ah, Golan. Can I ask you a favor?”
“What is it, old man? I’ll do anything.”
“I want you to bury our bodies in the park.”
“And pour plenty of water over us. Or we won’t be able to take root.”
“I likely won’t be able to talk for the rest of the year, but I think my roots should be strong again next year.”
“Um…are you fine? Your body is broken.”
“I would die if I was left like this for several days. But otherwise, it isn’t too bad. After all, we are tree fairies.”
“Then why did you say ‘end’?”
“Well, aren’t you going back when the war is ended?”
I guess it was a different kind of end then.
Tree Fairies were very resilient. It was often said that those with less attack power were more remarkable. And perhaps it was true in a way.
“Golan. I killed the two that came rolling down. But there were five others that got away.”
“Old man, you’ll have to wait a while to be buried. I need to clean this up first.”
“Aye. Half a day’s delay will not make a difference.”
“I won’t be that late!”
…Damn it. You shouldn’t kill two to let five get away.
However, taking down five was hard.
But not impossible.
I needed to make them pay for attacking Ervan and the other Cherry Ents.
I reached the Golem whose joint I had broken.
And since it tried to get up, I crushed its wrists as well.
“I’ll be borrowing this.”
I said as I picked up one of its arms.
As it was made of stone, I could use it with ‘Rock Throw.’
I threw it as hard as I could.
well that waas a curve ball
…Give me back my feelings. They’re not dead.