Exams over, hopefully i passed everything, enjoy the chapter, next one hopefully soon fingers crossed – CluelessTimmy
「Now then, I want to
teach you how to find an evil spirit right away, but…」
The people and I who
were proficient in battle including Zeanos started to move so I could learn how to deal with evil
Mom and dad along
with Nataliana-san and Mary-san were in a place a bit away from us. By the way,
Treasure Box was there to be their guard.
「First of all, there
is nothing alive in this Netherworld. Do you understand? 」
「That also the case
for the trees that grow in the Netherworld and the soil that we stand on right
now, everything is equally dead.」
around, even though certainly there aren’t any leaves, the trees are standing
Zeanos says that these trees are dead.
whether you believe it or not, the trees and the soil from the original world
are breathing. Hence, they’re filled with 『Life
「However, that would
be impossible in the Netherworld. While the surrounding trees do exist, the
amount of 『Life Force』 is zero.」
「This is where we’re
getting into the main point, what I’m saying is that the Netherworld has zero 『Life Force』 per se. In other words, there shouldn’t
be any 『Presence』 to sense.」
if everything is dead, then certainly you can’t sense a damn thing.
「Normally spirits are
the same as the trees in here, they have zero 『Life Force』,
but that’s not the case for evil spirits. Those lot, their 『Life Force』 is minus, and instead of the
force to live, what resides within them is the force to kill.」
「That is why, if a living
person touched them, his 『Life
Force』 would be drained
out and soon face death. Seiichi-kun you also have to be careful~.」
As a complementation
to Lucious’ words, Zeanos-san said something so disturbing.
「Did I, just fight
against something so dangerous…」
「Well, if you didn’t
know you might get killed easily. But, now that you’ve know it, all you need to
do is not touch them. 」
Abel was saying that
with a refreshing smile on him, but since I wasn’t a certain Red Comet, I
couldn’t be that optimistic.
「At any rate, because
the evil spirits’ 『Life Force』 is minus despite the surrounding 『Life Force』 is zero, as long as you could
sense 『Life Force』 you’d remember the discomfort
「Let’s see… If you were
to describe it as a bodily sensation, it would feel like you have goosebumps
running up your spine?」
「That’s right, if
your body shows a repulsive reaction, that means there’s an evil spirit
Garus and co. taught
me something resembling a trick to do so.
「Well, because we
currently obtained temporary 『Life
Force』 due to Seiichi-kun’s
influence, we’re not exactly a living person. That’s precisely why, without
Seiichi-kun’s own power as a genuine living being, It’s assumed that we can’t
defeat the Evil Spirit King.」
「I see… Umm,
Lucius-san, do you know what kind of being the Evil Spirit King is?」
As I asked one thing
I concerned about, Lucius-san gave me a bitter smile.
「Unfortunately, I don’t
know all the details. However, it’s certain that he owns an extraordinary amount of negative power.」
what kind of thing is this Evil Spirit King, really.
While I was thinking
such, all the fighting members except me reacted to something.
「…It seems like they
came out while we were talking.」
「Eh. Don’t tell me,
「Yeah, evil spirit.」
though I haven’t learned how to use 『Life Force』, you already came out. Read the atmosphere a bit
As I unconsciously
sighed, that eerie creature showed itself before me again.
「There’s an evil
spirit right in front of you now, try to feel its peculiar presence. Once you
do that, you’ll be able to handle your own 『Life Force』
Even while I was
placing my wary on the evil spirit before me, I concentrated in order to feel
the bodily sensation with my own body.
who’s been relying on skills to sense presences, will I be able to sense them
all of a sudden…?
Shaking off such
negative thoughts and focused to the occasion, suddenly I felt the feeling that
froze my spine.
As I unintentionally
turned over my shoulders, I found another figure of evil spirit there.
「Seems like you can
「Eh? Y, yeah.」
I who didn’t expect
I’d actually sense them could only reacted foolishly.
In addition, by
being able to sense the evil spirit behind me, I now could feel the evil spirit
ahead of me and so on.
Just as what Anna
said, the evil spirit on my back gave me goosebumps on my spine so it was easy
to tell, and the other evil spirits somehow gave off a bad feeling from their
position, it was a really ambiguous sensation.
「Once you could feel
the 『Life Force』, you’ll be able to sense the
presence of living beings without the help of skill when you return to the
previous world. Well, as well as the condition that you’d also sense the trees
and soil, so you’d have to train how to sense only your target.」
you serious… So you’re saying I have become able to do the same thing as those
shaolin masters from Earth…?
it would be an impossible feat for the me before I evolved, but thanks to this
body which the spec is way off the scale, seems like even someone like me could
「Once you experienced
the 『Life Force』, I’d have you to fight without
delay. Well, it’s simple. You only have to flow your 『Life Force』 into each of your attacks and
「O, okay… Then, how
do I flow my 『Life Force』?」
「You kidding me!?」
what next after sensationalism is guts-o-lism huh! It really isn’t kind for
beginners is it!
「No, but, like… isn’t
there one? A trick or something!」
「Even if give me that…
I could use it from the get-go, so I have nothing to say.」
「I hate you geniuses!」
it! It’s completely can’t be counted on then! Is it really possible to defeat
the evil spirits like this?
「Owaah!? Wai… It’s dangerous
to attack so suddenly! What would you do if I was injured!」
「I told you! Stop!
The attack!? Didn’t your mother teach you to not attack people!?」
preaching morals to an evil spirit…」
I kept evading the
flying lasers that came one after another with acrobatic movements.
Looking at me, my
「I see… Seiichi, you
want to be a stuntman in the future don’t you.」
「I don’t though!?」
「My. Then a circus’
acrobat it is!」
「Both is wrong!」
「Can’t you wait while
what are you expecting from an evil spirit…」
now that I think of it, I never told my parents about my future dreams.
all honesty, I was bullied all the time, so I never had the room to think about
it, but now I ponder it calmly, it’s feels really lonesome.
it’s an hypothetical talk, I wonder what would I do if I was still living on
honestly think the past me wouldn’t be able to do anything, but it will be
different for the current me.
it’s an hypothetical talk, thinking about it right now.
「Rather than that,
there really isn’t a trick? I’ll have to continue dodging if that’s the case
As I asked that all
the while dodging with weird postures, Abel and Anna taught me of their own
「You’re right… But, I
myself think guts isn’t necessarily the wrong way to put it.」
「That’s true. Since 『Life Force』 is the power of the living, so
won’t guts be included in that? 」
「At any rate, you
only have to try! What, we’re here to help if you fail!」
Even if I was
bewildered, I who weirdly got convinced because guts held no meaning if you
weren’t alive decided to just put my guts into it.
Rather than putting
my guts into it, it would be more accurate to say I strained my whole body and
put my strength to use.
being said, I’d be damned if I could learn it only by doing this——.
The moment I thought
so, some unidentified power explosively overflowed from my own body.
In a blink, the evil
spirits near me vanished without trace after raising their astonishment.
「Ooh, there you can
「To think you would
blast the evil spirit not using your attack but pure 『Life Force』’s shockwave… Completely
unordinary aren’t you.」
carefreely, but to me it was not the time for that.
the hell, blasted away!?
that weird!? They easily bounced my attacks when we first fought! Now what?
They all got blasted away by some strange power I don’t even understand!
As I got stormy on
my own, Abel and his group spoke while cold sweats poured down their backs.
「Oi oi… What a
ridiculous 『Life Force』… 」
「Yeah… And that too,
was nothing but the burst of the overflowing 『Life Force』
Seiichi has in him… so to speak, only the shockwave of the excess of his 『Life Force』…」
「Indeed, the 『Life Force』 that is still contained within
his body is stronger, isn’t it?」
「That is so… The
stuff that overflowed from his body was the unnecessary parts of the 『Life Force』 he has. Originally it should be
nigh-impossible to possess it in that amount, save annihilating evil spirits
only with its shockwave… 」
「Are you really a
the one who wants to know that the most!
my body producing result more than what is expected!? I’m gradually moving
further away from humanity aren’t I!?
I know it’s not impossible if you consider my status! But it’s still terrible!
As I was drowning in
this inexpressible emotion, Nataliana-san who watched us from a place a little further
away from here raised her voice in admiration.
「Haah… I sure was
surprised. The 『Life Force』 that flowed out from Seiichi-san
was no different from that of nature itself…」
「Was that so? I could
not perceive it other than a mighty 『Life
「That’s normally the
case. I was making a living as a florist in my previous life, that’s why I’m
more sensitive to Nature’s 『Life
Force』 than most people.
Precisely for that reason, I am surprised by Seiichi-san’s 『Life Force』 is no different from that of
Mary-san and Nataliana-san’s conversation, I got even more confused of
florist? Just where did she have contact with me? I seriously can’t fathom… .
「Oh my, Makoto-san!
Did you hear it? Seiichi is one with nature!」
「Umu. Becoming one
with nature, Seiichi is an indispensable existence isn’t he. As expected of our
「You’re wrong! No, I’m
your son though!」
not such an extravagant existence! I’m just your average joe! I don’t have the
confidence to say that though!
you understood how to attack with 『Life
「I understand but I
can’t handle it!」
know it’s very effective against evil spirits, but that isn’t the normal way to
use it is it? I want to know how to handle it normally!
「I see… Then, let’s
continue the actual combat. It’s fine, the current Seiichi-dono can even defeat
the Evil Spirit King.」
「Is there even a
meaning for the fight if it’s like that!?」
There were only
places to tsukkomi no matter how I saw it, but I still followed Zeanos’ words
and managed to master fighting against the evil spirits with『Life Force』.