Chapter 172: A Difference in Preparedness
Yusaku Oga a.k.a. Oga, who had logged out of GOO, was talking on the phone with Soma Handa a.k.a. Zoma.
”Speaking of which, is Yusaku going to confess to Zecca-san or something?”
Souma suddenly said something like that.
I’m not gonna do it. You don’t stand a chance. I’m in elementary school, she’s in high school.
I’m sure…” Then let’s give up and move on.
“You know… If you could give up so easily, you wouldn’t have any trouble at all.
”It’s true. Yusaku doesn’t give up very well.
Souma is laughing on the other end of the phone.
“You’re good. You’re still in love with your first love and you have a girlfriend… It’s a contradiction in terms.”
”Really? I don’t think it’s a bad thing to practice going out with various girls in case you find a girl you really like.”
“You’re… You’re a complete scumbag, you know that?”
I think so too. But this is just what she told me.
“Hey, is that you?”
If that’s the case. Yusaku might have a chance against Zecca-san.
“What if that’s what it means?”
‘My neechan is in ninth grade, right? She likes Yusaku. She said she’d go out with you if you confess your feelings to her.
“No, I don’t want to. Your girlfriend’s super scary…”
I shudder as I remember the tyrant Soumane I saw at Souma’s house.
”Don’t you know what Zecca-san likes? If he likes younger people, then there’s a chance, right?”
“Uh, I don’t know if I like it or not.”
“At least you said you wanted someone stronger than you.”
”… I don’t understand. Is it a skill thing or a game thing? Do you have any more information?
“That’s why I was standing beside you after Zecca said that… Roland-san said ‘Oh, I don’t like younger people. Zecca snapped. Then the war started and it never happened.”
‘Well… But if it’s a game… There’s a chance… If Yusaku wins against Zecca-san in this preliminary round. You might be able to get in her sights too?
“Well… This is certainly an opportunity for you! Thank you. I’m feeling a little more hopeful now!”
Ha-ha-ha. Good luck. As your friend, I’m rooting for you.
Maybe because we talked about it.
The next day’s qualifying .
Oga and Cross are up against…
Um… I don’t know who you are.
“We’re members of the same guild. This is Auger and Cross.”
Zecca and Giltia. These two stood in front of Ogre and the others.
“Hmph. You’ve finally met a worthy opponent, Ogre. We’re up against a powerhouse that could take down the star players. For us to get to the top… We’re gonna win, oga.
“Oh… Aah! I’m gonna get you.
I put all my energy into it. Then my eyes meet Zecca’s. I struggle to keep my heart from leaping out of my chest.
If Yusaku wins. If Yusaku wins, he might be able to get in her sights, right?
I’m reminded of Soushin’s words last night.
(If we win this game, we might just get a start. Gilmouth… We might be able to turn Zecca’s attention away from Johann and towards us. Okay… We’ll win. I’ve been training hard. And Cross is here today. We can win. There’s no chance.)
Slap your face with your hands to get into the spirit.
After a few seconds, there was a sound that signaled the start of the duel.
“I’ll play with you, you little… What? What is it, Zecca?
Zecca won over Giltia, who smiled belligerently and moved forward.
“You don’t have to show your hand to these kids. I’ll do it.”
“Hmm? I’ll leave it to you then, Zecca.”
Giltia smiled and stepped back. It seems that Zecca is going to have to deal with Auger and Cross on her own.
“Well, you’re a lousy shot. I’m gonna make you regret this, oga.
I felt a tremor in the air.
I can hear everything around me so far away.
By the time Zecca realized it was an illusion she had two swords in her hands. Two swords that looked like children’s special effects toys.
Auger and Cross gasp.
It’s not that he used any skill on me. It’s just that Zecca’s intimidating presence has put me under pressure.
(Is that all there is to it…)
It’s Zecca’s unquenchable will to win. The belief that she will defeat Johan.
“Cross… We’ve got to go all out from the start. Or else… We’re gonna lose without doing anything.
“Ha… ha… ha… Ha-ha-ha. What are you talking about? Of course I’m gonna do it.
Zecca said and threw one of her swords into the sky. The sword spun in the air. And in her free hand Zecca held the summoning stone.
A summoning stone in the shape of an egg-shaped toy. Set the summons of Warfenrir on your remaining sword and pull the trigger on the hilt of the sword.
And he thrust his sword into the ground as if to look up.
‘Full Charge! Final Attack [Warfenrir]!”
At the same time as the noisy voice rings out from the sword, countless chains appear from under the feet of Oga and Cross, tightening around their bodies.
“Oh, no. You don’t think so?
Zecca used a Samon Sword. It is a campaign item that you can get by playing the non-online VR game [Fluffy Zoo].
The first one is from Mew.
The second one was obtained by Zecca playing with the [Fluffy Zoo] that she borrowed from Mew.
“Damn… This isn’t good, Ogre. We have to get out of here.
I know. I just need a little more…”
Another Summonsword flies back to Zecca from the sky.
Zecca sets the summoning stone of the Metal Black Dragon on the other Summons Sword.
Then he picked up the Summon Sword set in the warfenrir he had stabbed and held up the two swords.
“I will summon the power of the summoned beast… [Fusion Blast activate… Enchant… Additional effects gained…”
The power of the ancient summoner now resides in Zecca’s swordsmanship.
“This is the tome– [courage to the sword, friendship to the sword, Omega the Blast]!”
Two colors of light flashed from the sword… black and white. The black and white that brings destruction never mingle, and they swirl together in a great swell that engulfs the two defenseless men.
“Ha… I knew there’s always someone better… There you are!”
“Fuck… I can’t take one more step… I lost.”
Nothing was done, and Cross and Ogre’s HP was reduced to zero.
In a display of overwhelming power and resolve, Zecca and Giltier remain undefeated.
With his third victory, he moves one step closer to becoming the champion.