The Jack-of-all-trades Kicked Out of the Hero’s Party ~ The Swordsman Who Became a Support Mage Due to Party Circumstances, Becomes All Powerful – Chapter 96

CH96: martial arts competition 3

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“Oh, you’re in the same waiting room as Orn today.”

I was watching Will’s fight from the waiting room when a voice called out to me from behind.

“Mr. Hurt, and Fuka.”

There were two men of the Red Copper Lantern Haze there.

Hurt Tendo.

<He is the leader of the Red Copper Lantern Haze.

He’s about six inches taller than me.

The clothes are designed to look like a combination of kimono and our clothes.

I think my ability is also perfect as an S-rank student.

It seemed that he didn’t give his all in the joint defeat, but he still worked as hard as the others around him, so he must have a lot of potential.

He uses no weapons and delivers powerful blows that you would never guess from his light body language.

In the first round yesterday, you destroyed his weapons with your fists.

I know there’s a trick to that blow, but I don’t know what it is.

“Long time no see, Orn. A little over two months? You’ve been very active lately.”

“It’s been a while since the last communal defeat, so that’s about it. I’ve just been lucky enough to be around for a lot of the action.”

“Don’t be modest… Oh, Oliver’s winning.

Hurt-san saw the battle between Will and Oliver and commented on it.

“Does Fuuka already see the outcome of this battle?”

I ask Fuuka in a casual tone.

“It’s…”

“Oh, no, that’s not going to happen. What are you trying to tell us honestly, Fuka?”

I wanted to see how far into the future Fuka’s [Future Vision] could see, so I asked her a question, but Hurt-san noticed my intention and stopped me.

You’re gonna have to tell me.

… I’m not sure I would’ve heard that if Mr. Hurt wasn’t here.

Because you asked me a question.

“If someone asks you a question, will you answer it? You’re my enemy.”

“…? Orn isn’t the enemy, okay?”

Fuka tilts her head slightly and says “What are you talking about?” She’s giving off an air of “What are you talking about?

“… What? Did I say something wrong? Am I making a mistake?”

Mr. Hurt, on the other hand, is under the illusion that he’s wrong.

I think Mr. Hurt was right about that exchange.

He’s still an interesting guy, I thought as I watched their interaction, and then there was a development in the battle between Will and Oliver.

Just when it looked like Will was going to be pushed aside, he parried Oliver’s sword and deflected it, albeit a little forcefully.

The blade of the double-edged sword catches Oliver and blasts him backward.

“Oh, Wilkes, you’re good. That was good for Oliver, wasn’t it?

Mr. Hurt, who was conversing with Fuuka, is impressed by Will’s counterattack, which ・・・・・・ he should not be able to see in his blind spot.

But contrary to Mr. Hurt’s expectations, Oliver was standing there as if nothing had happened.

As Will’s expression of surprise grows, the magic power gathers in Oliver’s blade and a golden magic power is materialized.

Will must have decided it was a flash in the pan.

As he closes the distance to deal with it before the slash is unleashed, Oliver steps into Will’s bosom and swings his sword at its abdomen.

“It’s settled here! The winner is Oliver the Brave! Wilkes tried to fight back, but he couldn’t reach the winner.”

Wilkes’ counterattack was probably prevented by [Convergence of Magic].

Oliver used to consider [Convergence] sacred, or rather, he regarded it too specially and never used it for anything other than attacking.

But in the current battle he’s used [Converge Magic] for defense twice.

Did he have a change of heart?

My discomfort with the members of the heroes’ party is growing inside me.

(Does Luna know anything? But we don’t want to make a big show of going to the house. I don’t know… I guess it’s none of my business anymore.)

Will comes into the waiting room unconscious on a stretcher.

You don’t look so good.

How’s Will?

I ask the attendant who brought Will to me.

“He’s in stable condition. However, there is a possibility of broken ribs, so we’ll take him to the infirmary for treatment.”

“Okay. Can I come with you?”

No problem. Okay, let’s go.

I would have liked to see Hurt and Fuuka fight, but I think it’s going to be a bit heartbreaking for Will to wake up and find none of his friends there.

At least until he wakes up.

***

“Will!”

He had just arrived at the infirmary and was about to be treated by the Recovery Surgeon when the door to the infirmary opened with a start and Leclerc stepped inside.

“Hey! Is Will okay?

As soon as he comes in, he asks me a question with an urgent look on his face.

“Lucre, calm down. Will’s fine. He’s traumatized, but he’s gonna be okay.

He finally calmed down when he heard what I said.

“Okay, good… I’m sorry for making so much noise. Um, do you mind if I take care of Will?

“Well…”

The healer looked at me puzzled at Lecrae’s sudden offer.

“She’s a Recovery Sorceress that’s partying with me and Will.”

“I see. So you’re a Recovery Sorcerer of the Silver Rabbit of the Night Sky. Then there’s no problem.

“Thank you.”

The healer gives up his place and Lecrae, standing by Will’s side, instantly activates [Heal Exheal], a high-level restoration spell.

He’s still fast at building recovery magic formulas.

“Is this all right for the time being?”

Lecrae confirms that it has worked and looks into Will’s face and murmurs reassuringly.

“… I’m gonna go back to the waiting room. Will take care of Will, okay?”

“What? Uh, yeah! Hold on! Good luck, Mr. Orn! Win as much as he did!

“… Yeah. I’ll see you later.

I left Will with Lecrae and went back to the waiting room.

***

Orn, welcome home.

I come back to the waiting room and Fuka calls out to me.

I would have responded normally, but I was more frozen by the sight in front of me.

“… What, that much?”

“…? Lunch. It’s my turn next, so I thought I’d eat first.”

Fuka has put a blue sheet on the floor of the waiting room and has laid out a large quantity of rice on it.

The amount is more than enough for several adults.

I think they’re all from the same room.

“No, you’re eating too much. We’re going to fight, aren’t we? Aren’t you going to suffer?”

As much as I’d prefer to lose here, I couldn’t resist pointing it out.

“It’s okay, I won’t suffer from this much food.”

He answers my question while eating takoyaki happily.

… I think I know why Katina said I was eating too much the other day.

“…. Okay.”

“Oh, here, Hurt has destroyed his opponent’s weapon, just as he did in the first round! Now both players have no weapons! Does this mean that Hurt has the advantage?

We can hear the live feed, so we move to a position where we can see Mr. Hurt’s fight.

With no buffs on his side and his weapon gone, there was no way he could beat Harte, and when I saw it, it was a one-sided battle.

Hurt’s opponent, Auraf of <Gunsei no Shigure>, is also holding out while guarding.

Hurt, on the other hand, uses light footwork to land strikes from all over the place, leaving no room for counterattacks.

Finally, when Mr. Olaf couldn’t hold back any longer and his guard was down, he landed a powerful blow that proved to be the decisive blow.

“It’s settled here! The disadvantage of having no weapons has been overturned and Harto player has won! This is the power of an S rank explorer!”

“I’m tired, tired, tired… Orn, you’re back.”

Yes, just a few minutes ago. Congratulations on your victory.

“Thanks. But we’re fighting a guy who’s used to using support magic. We can’t lose.

“Now that you mention it, it sounds like you’re not used to being buffed, Mr. Hurt.”

Well, I don’t know… What the hell are you doing?

“Lunch.”

I don’t care what Kati says.

Harte-san is aghast but doesn’t say anything about whether he can eat it or not, so eating this much might be an everyday occurrence.

***

About an hour after Hurt’s match is over, the third match begins.

The two fighters are Fuuka and Keiron of Amber’s Flash.

They’re already facing off in the middle of the arena.

“Then! The third match of the second round is about to begin! What?”

As soon as the host announced the start of the battle, a dumb voice escaped.

That’s understandable.

As soon as it started, Fuuka had moved to where Keiron was standing.

Mr. Keiron is lying unconscious nearby.

For the first time that I know of, the entire arena is silent.

“Do I still have to fight?”

Fuka asks the ref.

It was in this quiet space that Fuuka’s small voice could be heard clearly by those around her.

“The winner, Fuuka of <Red Copper Late Haze>!”

It’s settled! That’s what I’m talking about! I didn’t know what the hell you were doing!

The crowd is in uproar.

I’m sure it is.

Yesterday, Fuca won with a single blow, but it was a counter to an opponent’s attack.

I don’t think any of us in the audience could have imagined it would end like this.

I wonder why I use Ki…

What’s a “ki”?

“Hmm? You heard me. You have good hearing.” Ki is a term that runs in my family. Sorry, I’m not going to say any more.

By “mine,” do you mean the Tendou family’s?

But Fuka’s last name is Shinome. But he said he used “ki”.

It’s not simply that the technique’s out of the gate… it’s that Fuka’s mastered it.

I don’t know what “Ki” is, but do you think it’s directly related to Fuuka’s strength?

… I’ll do some digging.

***

“Now, let’s get back on track! The third match was over in the blink of an eye, but the fourth match is once again a showdown between two S-seekers! The <Brave>Derrick Moseley versus the <Dragonslayer>Orn Dura!”

I finish my preparations and walk to the center of the arena.

Derrick is staring at us from the other side.

You seem pretty upset about yesterday.

“You little explorer… you did a good job yesterday… even if it was a surprise attack! I’m going to kill you!

“… Killing is against the rules. What kind of a brave man does that?”

“Shut up! I won’t forgive you even if you cry and apologize!”

… If he’s this hot headed, I don’t think we need to be worried.

He draws the dagger at his waist and grips it with his right hand.

Well, let’s get this over with.