Sorry for the wait guys~
rN2, SniperIRL, Toyo
Inside the stopped time,
three people were facing each other in a three-way standoff.
Guy’s sword flickered
but was repelled by Chloe’s katana.
Chloe then sent out a
slash with a flowing movement which was repelled by the ice wall that appeared
in front of Velzard.
The ice wall broke and
burst, becoming bullets of ice which poured over Guy and Chloe, but the two
people ward all of them off with the weapons they hold in their hands
Neither strategy nor
psychological warfare had any meaning, it’s a world ruled by absolute power.
In that situation, the
three demonstrated their power, no one conceded even for one step.
It was a contest of
‘Well, what should I
Even in the world where
the time stopped, Chloe could move calmly.
In a world where normal
eyesight didn’t have any meaning as even the light particles have stopped.
In this world where time
stopped, the reactions from the energy released is used to perceive the
Whether it’s Heroes or
Devils, since they were bound by the world’s rule, it’s impossible for them to
However, Chloe had
transcended that restriction.
In other words ――
(This person, was a
spiritual lifeform too, that’s it)
It meant this.
Even in the lowest
level, she should had become a Demi God.
A person who reached the
domain of God while being in a mortal body.
But, in this case, it’s
convenient. As even Guy would withdraw from fighting against Velzard while
protecting Chloe who couldn’t move.
Afterall, inside the
world where time stopped, even defensive power became zero.
Explaining it easily,
all of the connections between the inherent energy that a substance has became
In other words, the motion
of all substances stops. Everything even the link between substances and
Because it was stopped,
when an external force is applied, it will collapse easily.
Even if it’s a lump of
steel, even if it’s the worlds hardest material, it can be destroyed even by the impact of
a gentle breeze.
Of course, the same
applied even to superior arms. If it’s lower than Legend class, they have no
Defending a target in
such a state, the difficulty is too high even for Guy.
Fortunately, Chloe doesn’t seem to have
any problem in the stopped world. It’s dangerous to think so even though she’s an enemy, but
in this case he appreciated it.
He put his worry for
Chloe aside for the time being.
The current problem was
what he should do in this situation.
Stopping Velzard’s rampage, and
defeating Velda. Those became his ultimate goal.
His fight with Chloe is
an act, Guy’s main purpose is to get out from this place. But it’s impossible for
Chloe to ignore Guy due to the effect of the curse.
A very troublesome
Even so, for Guy
fighting against two people at the same time is not impossible.
After all, Guy’s ability that is Ultimate Skill『Prideful Lord Lucider』is the strongest
The essence of this
ability is complete replication of ability that he saw once.
It’s one of the
reasons why Guy was expecting that birth of the other Demon Lords’ skill.
In order for him to be
the strongest being, he observe various Ultimate Skill and taking them as his.
In order words, as Guy
is analyzing Chloe and Velzard’s ability, it’s not impossible
for him to nullify them.
However, for that――
(First of all, they didn’t use their
I know Velzard’s『Patience Lord Gabriel』, but what kind
of ability is『Envious Lord Leviathan』?
Beside, that Chloe girl―― Rimuru gave a
high praise for her, yet she has only shown her swordsmanship till now......)
――that’s right, it’s
important for him to see the ability of the two to analyze it.
Even so Guy believed in
his own strength.
He faced the two while
getting fed up without being careless.
‘Ara, it’s a bother.’
unpleasantness as Chloe was able to move in the stopped time like it’s natural.
She intended to stop the
time, get rid of Chloe and enjoy a fight with Guy in this world with just the
two of them.
And yet, Chloe whom she
looked down upon as an inferior human was able to act in the stopped world
where only those who had transcend as supreme being can exist in it, it’s an unexpected event for Velzard.
Moreover, Chloe was able
to fight her and Guy evenly, it became a very unpleasant situation.
(Despite being an
awakened Hero, she’s more than I expected.)
Velzard stopped looking
down on Chloe.
She recognized her as an
enemy which she should defeat.
In the first place, Guy
Even if Velzard tried to
defeat him seriously, she knew that victory would be extremely difficult.
Guy could understand the
essence of an ability from just a glimpse with his gifted observation eyes.
Therefore, all of
Velzard’s abilities were naturally exposed, it would be impossible to win if
she only depends on Ultimate Skill『Patience Lord
Right now, she had
obtained Ultimate Skill『Envious Lord Leviathan』, she able to see the victory.
In that case, she
concluded that she need to postpone the elimination of the obstacle that’s Chloe.
If she exposed her
skills poorly, her chance for victory might disappear.
She postponed the
elimination, but, it’s troublesome if she’s disturbed.
She thought so, and
released an ability towards Chloe.
It’s necessary to
use『Envious Lord Leviathan』 to deal the finishing blow without it being known by Guy. Therefore,
she was using『Patience Lord Gabriel』 right now.
『Patience Lord Gabriel』’s ability is
absolute defense power. Its essence is『Fixation』.
With inherent ability to
stop things, it was a very compatible ability with her.
Freezing the moisture in
the atmosphere, creating an ice wall is also its ability.
It was possible even if
she didn’t freeze only the water molecules particularly and with other molecules
mixed, but the result of her valuing the beautiful appearance was only a wall
「You are a
hindrance. Please be obedient and stay there! Air Wall (Atmospheric Prison
Velzard just solidified
the atmosphere around Chloe and formed a prison which couldn’t be destroyed
Naturally, for those who
could move in this stopped time, they didn’t need to breath anymore. Chloe didn’t die because of
this attack, but Velzard had no problem whether she could break free from the
prison or not.
Velzard only wanted her
combat with Guy not be disturbed.
‘Kiiiiiiiiin!’ such clear sound
could be heard, the atmospheric prison was cut opened.
The atmosphere in the
stopped world shook, with the sound of impact accompanying a slash attack.
It was already beyond
the level of a sword technique.
Velzard was astonished
in the truest meaning.
(That’s right―― Hero Chloe, you
are also standing in the same dimension as me and Guy, you couldn’t be
A powerful person who’s supported with
experiences and didn’t rely on her ability.
And like herself, she
realized that Chloe hadn’t yet shown all of her cards.
Velzard glared at Chloe
(Then, like with Guy, I
will seriously fight against her seriously.)
An enemy whom she should
defeat. Also, an equal like her too.
Velzard accepted the
fact and finally became serious.
Velzard’s attack and shown a hesitation for a moment.
Should I withdraw from
the current combat and fight the winner? So she thought.
But, unfortunately it
was not permitted. Her body spontaneously reacted without being able to go
against the order to fight Guy.
With her ability, the
Absolute Severance of Ultimate Skill『Hope Lord Sariel』.
Velzard’s ability of
absolute fixation was offset by Chloe’s Absolute Severance, its shape is cut by
Chloe’s sword technique.
In this case, Chloe’s
power seemed to surpass it, but it was equal in ability.
Rather for Chloe, it’s
an undesirable development because she would expose her skills.
“Always hold a trump
card!” such was Rimuru’s teaching that she follow.
It’s a dependable
ability, but it’s preferable to use it at the decisive moment. She was warned
strictly that when she showed it too many times, countermeasures would be made.
In fact, even in the
stopped world where she had an absolute confidence, Rimuru shown her his quick
If it was real combat,
there might be a possibility that she would lose some of her mind composure.
And, she wasn’t
surprised at people on the level like Guy and Velzard to be able to exist in
the stopped world like it was natural because of that experience.
As for Velzard, she
possess energy incomparable to Chloe, as she could stop time for a long time.
The duration of time
that Chloe could stop is only around several seconds. However, Velzard can
easily stop time for more than several minutes without a problem.
(Obviously, she’s a higher existence than me――）
Chloe recognized the
difference in ability clearly.
Thus, she prudently
waited for the chance.
Because she believed
that Rimuru would defeat Velda as long as she bought time here.
But, a small doubt
appeared inside Chloe.
(It’s strange, why
did Velzard start by confining me?
My action can’t go against the
order to fight against Guy. If her aim is to defeat Guy, it should be natural
to cooperate together......
She have a connection
with Velda, is she not informed about me? Is it something like that?
I don’t think that
Velzard ignores Velda’s words either.
If that’s so...... Velda
tell anything about me? Such a thing......?)
She thought that Velda’s action was too
unnatural based on what she guessed from Velzard’s action.
(――Right now I must
concentrate on the fight!)
Chloe forgot the
She thought about
focusing herself to her katana and sharpened her senses.
Guy and Velzard.
In front of those two
overwhelming higher existences, worrying about something would lead her
directly to death.
Since the『Memory Retrieval』of her Ultimate Skill『Space-Time Lord Yog-Sothoth』had been sealed off, she needed to
face them with other abilities.
Time stop didn’t have a
Because in the stopped
world, you couldn’t stop time any further.
Even if you added a
stopped world inside a stopped world, there’s no effect. It
would only lengthen the duration of the stopped time.
Since her trump card was
sealed off, she couldn’t say that she going easy anymore.
Chloe made up her mind
to stand in this place with all of her power.
When the three people
determined their resolution to fight ――
A crimson meteor pierced
“White Ice Palace” which was Guy’s castle.
Inside the stopped
world, with an abnormal speed, the castle was destroyed in front of the three
The person who destroyed
the castle which was reinforced by Velzard’s Concept Fixation, stands calmly.
With messy azure colored
hair and Cardinal Aura clad to its body.
The ruler of beautiful
scarlet manifested in the stopped world.
“Scorch Dragon” Velgrind
joined the fight.
「Long time no see, Nee-san. By the way, the guy who killed my partner
seems to meddle with Nee-san too.」
「Ah, Velgrind. You seem to be very lively.
It’s regrettable about
Rudra. But, he’s human after all. You don’t need to care about it forever.
It seems you’re worrying
about me, but I’m all right.
Because I’m sure that
Velda is the reincarnation of Nii-san ――」
Both of their eyes
Colors of anger appeared
in Velgrind’s eyes as Rudra was spoken ill of, aura surged out increasingly
from her body
「Guy, I shall take Nee-san as my opponent.
You Chloe, Demon Lord
Rimuru seemed to be worried about you, do your best to survive.
If you die, that Demon
Lord would go on a rampage, you see. If it’s Guy, he would
become a great opponent.
Also Nee-san, for your
mind to be caught by that imposter, how pathetic.
I will make you come to your
Velzard’s presence was
dyed with anger too.
The mind of both dragon
sisters swelled and both moved at the same time.
Both of them clashed.
By the shock wave of the
rising destruction, a part of the “White
Ice Palace” scattered into pieces.
Two beautiful dragons
emerged in that place.
White and red.
The stopped world was
dyed in color by the vivid hue.
And the essence of the
red dragon’s ability was――『Acceleration』――!!
Both of the ability to
stop and ability to accelerate clashed and neutralized each other’s power.
When Velzard’s ability
was offset, the stopped time regained its flow once again.
The world which was
stopped had begun to move again.
At the center of the
north continent, the fight between the strongest species raised its curtain.
For now, I transferred
from Leon’s castle to the hidden subspace.
As planned, Benimaru and
the other would play their roles.
In order to deceive
eyes, the barrier was left active.
He would think that the
battle is still continuing on the inside. Well, there’dl be no problem
even if it’s exposed.
As long as he didn’t notice my
existence, all would be fine.
Leon and co will be all
right for a while, I restarted the observation of the other places.
The situation in the
capital of Ingrassia Kingdom became quite serious, but it’s not critical enough
for me to get involved.
However, a problem is
still a problem, I ordered Diablo’s subordinates to move and resolve the
「Please leave it to me, Rimuru-sama!」
Diablo bowed to me
reverently and put the order into practice.
Although, he just
ordered Moss to moved the subordinates. Probably it will be Venom or someone
Diablo himself didn’t
seem to have any desire to move from my side. Oh well, it’s fine.
With such feeling, I
continued my observation.
《The world movement has stopped. Someone seems to have invoked『Suspended World』――》
Ciel informed a warning.
「Kufufufufu. This scale of the『Suspended World』
is not just several seconds. Perhaps――」
「Is it Velda or Velzard?」
《Velda in the present situation didn’t have a reason to stop time. Most
likely, it’s Velzard――》
Hmm, that might be so.
Even if Guy had the
ability to stop time, it wouldn’t be strange, but he has no reason to use it.
Chloe would not stop
time for a long time like this. Or rather, it’s meaningless.
Because if the opponent
could move inside the stopped world, it would just wasted energy. There’s no
meaning for stopping time for a long time if she couldn’t find some kind of
superiority in it.
「By making that ‘it’s natural’ face, so you can move in that world too,
「Kufufufufu. Of course, Rimuru-sama. It might be still impossible for
Benimaru, if it’s Zegion possibly――」
Even though I was able to do this
just the other day.
While I didn’t realize it, my
subordinates seemed to display a surprising growth.
「What shall I do? Shall I go and help Chloe-jou?」
Then, I was pondering.
Even if he went there, transferring would be dangerous.
It’s also difficult to
grasp the situation inside the stopped world. Because light stopped inside too,
my surveillance magic was also useless.
without understanding the situation would be suicidal.
Naturally the reports
from Moss had also stopped.
Although moving inside
might be possible, it was impossible to contact each other.
If it became so, flying
there was the quickest way but it would take one hour.
When I was thinking so――
《Ah, there’s a movement. Velgrind seems to have entered the war.》
Ciel who observed the
situation told me that.
Immediately after that,
the stopped time began to flow.
seemed to have neutralized the stopped world.
「Rimuru-sama, it’s seems to be one of Velzard-sama’s ability after all.
Just now, a report came
「How’s the situation?」
「Velgrind-sama has started a combat with Velzard-sama.
Both in Dragon Mode, it
seems to be a real fight.
Kufufufufu. Like this,
even for someone like me, it’s a dangerous situation.」
I see, a full power
battle, wasn’t it.
dangerous. A wise man stays away from danger.
As for Guy and Chloe,
they would be able to continue their act safely while leaving the combat area
「Alright, then continue the observation.」
「As you wished.」
《Then, let’s begins the creation of monitoring system that can be used
Ah, yes. If it’s
Oh well, if it’s
Ciel-sensei, everything was possible.
At that time, situation
of various places were once again projected by the surveillance magic, a
surprising spectacle was shown.
Dagruel had shown his
Shion was knocked down
by one blow.
Ruminas had recovered,
but if things keep going as it is, defeat is clear.
I stood up hurriedly
《There’s no problem. Please do not interfere.》
I was calmed down by
Ciel’s calm voice.
My friend whom I trusted
the most, I remembered to turn to her for assistance.
On a closer look, she
seemed to have done something secretly as I didn’t notice.
「But, will it be really all right?」
《It will be all right…… (probably) ――》
My friend whom I trusted
It seems the confidence
from Ciel-sensei was also tremendous. ‘Probably’, I felt that this was the
first time I heard this word from her.
Even while being uneasy
for some reason, I canceled my urge to go to help for a moment.
Until Velda is caught,
it will be useless if I didn’t hide myself.
Besides, if it’s not in
stopped world, even in the worst case, I could go to help with transfer.
I decided that I would
wait here and believe in them.
「In the worst case, Diablo, you will go to help her.」
「Please leave it to me. However, I think that would be unnecessary.」
I hoped so.
While worrying, I gazed
at the projected scene.