The Duke’s Madness - Chapter 39
The Duke’s Madness chapter 39
Ares doubted his eyes.
The thunderbolt he sees right now is not magic.
The flame that burned in pure white was the lightning of nature itself that he longed for.
I couldn’t believe it because of that.
How do humans control and handle thunderbolts?
It was impossible with common sense except for the ‘experimental subject’ now trapped in that laboratory.
Ares, who was speechless, swallowed dry saliva.
And he asked without hiding his trembling voice.
“you···. What is your true identity?”
“Will it matter now?”
“You’re in danger, Mr. Ares.”
Lightning strikes with a warning.
The current entangled in the meteorite sword was radiating out.
However, from the point of view of the wizards who did not know the fact, it looked like lightning was falling.
Fortunately, the barrier prepared in advance blocked the thunderbolt.
Even so, the surprise was not over.
It is human will to move natural disasters.
The wizards next to them came to their senses and burst into sighs, and Ares did the same.
One difference was that the joy that thrilled the body was greater than the surprise.
‘It’s not an illusion… that guy stole The lineage of Julie Prosky.’
Whatever the means, it seemed so far.
Thinking this far, Ares laughs wildly.
“hmm···. Why are you smiling?”
“Unexpectedly, what I wished for has come true.”
“aha. Is this a thunderbolt?”
“okay. So give me a chance. what is your name?”
The question is answered by an assailant with hazy features.
“Dawn… okay. remember me Personality will disappear after this battle.”
It was an eerie warning, but Arthur replied with a smile.
“I don’t think that’s possible. You will die after this battle.”
With these words, Arthur lowers his stance.
Ares murmured, feeling an obsession bordering on paranoia.
‘First of all, capture first. Just to the point of fainting… Keep the body intact.’
Ares activated his magic.
At that moment, a huge stone came crashing down on Arthur’s back without warning.
Arthur lightly swings his sword at the fragments close to the sharp spear.
Stones cut like pieces of paper fall down.
The surprise attack failed, but Ares was not disappointed.
A hidden spell is cast.
Then, the severed fragments stick to Arthur’s body.
Arthur raised his eyes and swung his sword, but it was too late.
The number of sticking fragments increased gradually and restrained Arthur’s limbs.
The wizards muttered in admiration at the sight.
“Huh… To use magic like that?”
“As expected, the real ones are different… .”
With these words, Arthur, completely buried in debris, becomes a stone statue.
Ares looked at him and murmured.
‘Is it over?’
Time passes with questions.
In the midst of it, the assailant showed no movement.
Ares gave the order with a soft smile.
“Go and get him, because it’s over.”
And it was when he lifted up Arthur, who had turned into a stone.
With the strange sound of flesh being cut, the heads of the three wizards run away at once.
Ares, surprised, raised his eyes.
At the same time, Arthur, who had killed all the approaching wizards, murmured.
“Successful pretending to be dead.”
With these words, the shrapnel that was strangling Arthur’s body explodes.
The blazing electric current melted the fragments that were strangling his body.
At the same time, Ares murmured in amazement at the appearance of Arthur.
“you···. What? What is that like?”
“okay! That reptile shell! What the hell is that!”
At this, Arthur replied by brushing off the remaining fragments.
“It’s bloodline. One of my bloodlines.”
And use space jump.
Ares shuddered and took a step back.
‘Teleport? No, what is this ability?’
Ares hastily puts on a barrier.
However, it is delayed by a hair’s breadth.
Ares looked at my right arm.
The arm, which should have been attached to it, was empty below the shoulder.
Because of that, the moment his expression suddenly hardened, Arthur whispered.
“This is my ability. So, shall we begin, Mr. Ares? I cut off my right arm, so the left arm next.”
* * *
Ares widens the distance.
It was a floating magic similar to space jump, but it was very fast.
‘Even though he doesn’t have an arm, he can memorize spells fast. After all, he’s the chief mage of the future emperor.’
With thoughts, Arthur uses Space Leap.
At that moment, a pillar of fire soared in the place where I was standing a moment ago.
Across the burning embers, Arthur fixes the meteorite sword.
The current that rose from the fingertips wrapped around the meteorite sword.
The thunderbolt used by the future Julie Prosky.
It is not a man-made fake, but a real natural disaster spewing out from the hand holding the knife.
Arthur muttered, enjoying the strange feeling.
‘You need time to recharge to shoot like a while ago. Hmm… Then it would be right to save it and fight in this state.’
Arthur looks away with his thoughts.
I could feel a lot of magic power swirling in the distance.
It looked like Ares was casting a spell.
Arthur, who knew that giving the wizard time would do no good, moved right away.
Arthur throws a knife along with the space jump that he used once again.
But this time, Ares’ spell came first.
A huge explosion occurs right in front of Arthur’s eyes.
Thanks to this, Arthur, who suffered burns all over his face, stumbles.
It was a fatal wound for anyone to see, but Ares was not vigilant.
‘This guy is dangerous. It’s not normal.’
Armor resembling reptile scales.
A space leap close to teleportation.
And then there’s Julie Prosky’s thunderbolt.
The monster in front of him dealt with three abilities that would have raised his eyes even if he had just one.
Because of that, Ares no longer felt an obsession bordering on paranoia.
Instead, a fear that chills the back of your head.
Or, I felt the emotion called fear implicitly.
It was embarrassing to feel these feelings for such an unknown swordsman, but I couldn’t help it.
The monster in front of him was so abnormal.
‘When it has to end, it must end. I lost my right arm, so I can’t fight for a long time.’
Thinking about it, Ares bites his lip.
Then, use all your magical energy to activate magic.
Kwak Kwa Kwak!
Arthur’s body burns with a series of explosions.
From the outside, it wouldn’t be strange if he died instantly.
Because of that, Ares gasps and thinks.
Are you done?
The conclusion was not.
Ares opened his mouth and looked at Arthur, who twisted his face.
“oh… This hurts a bit. Just like when I was beaten by Mr. Taken.”
With these words, Arthur, who has restored his tanned skin, laughs.
At that smile, Ares involuntarily took a step back.
How did you mend the wound?
Could it be that he was a wizard?
Or a black magician?
But there was no magic power to be felt.
Mana was made up of only two rings.
‘then···. How can I survive that wound?’
With a murmur, Ares showed a gap.
Arthur, who did not miss the gap, asked while using the space jump.
“But you can’t use these things in a row, can you?”
Ares, who came to his senses belatedly, tried to use magic.
However, thanks to the magic he had used consecutively a moment ago, his mana had already run out.
Ares, who gave a silent shout, got bloodshot in his eyes.
My left arm went numb with a strange sound.
Even without looking, Ares, who instinctively sensed what had happened, struggled in pain.
Ares was kicked by Arthur.
Ares, who had been rolling on the floor terribly, trembled and asked a question.
“you you… what is identity What is your true identity!”
“okay!! What the hell! What are you doing to me! Could it be that you are an assassin sent by other volunteers to keep me in check!”
Arthur stroked his chin.
“That’s not it. I want to kill you… hmm. It would be correct to assume that it was because of resentment.”
“what? A grudge?”
“yes. You help the future, the man I need to kill. Back then, unlike now, you were the chief mage of the Imperial Army, so you were very picky.”
Ares opens his mouth.
What is this monster talking about?
You came from the future, and you said that you were the head mage of the Imperial Army at that time?
It sounded nice, but the situation gave me goosebumps.
In the meantime, Arthur lowered his head and smiled at Ares.
“He got in my way several times, blocking my way every time. So this time… I want to kill you beforehand. Was that enough of a reason?”
“Mi ··· Baby. Could that be the reason!”
“You hear that often.”
With these words, Arthur sends an electric current through Ares’ body.
At that moment, the feeling in my body disappeared and an indescribable pain rose from my toes.
If he had used magic, he wouldn’t have suffered an electric shock like this, but now that both of his arms were cut off, Ares couldn’t cope with anything.
It was when only saliva dripped from his gaping mouth.
Arthur turns and waves his hand.
“Julie! here it is! As promised, Mr. Ares is captured!”
At this, Ares’ eyes widened.
In the meantime, Julie, who came out to the lab, looked at Ares at Arthur’s feet and muttered.
“It looks good, Doctor.”
* * *
Ares barely shouts at Julie’s words.
“Four years! Four years is this monster…”
Arthur hit Ares on the crown.
The blow was so hard that Ares vomited blood.
When Ares, who was confused, tried to pass out, Arthur forcibly grabbed his hair and warned him.
“Watch your mouth, Mr. Ares.”
“It is because of Julie that I am keeping you alive. If you say such bad words one more time, I will pull out your tongue.”
Ares trembled and nodded.
Arthur with a satisfied smile finally stepped back.
In the meantime, thanks to Undine’s healing ability, the genie muttered.
“That madman… You’re doing crazy things again.”
Undine, who was treating her wounds, slapped her on the mouth.
[Arthur is not crazy, Genie!]
“Then what is it…”
[He is a good person! So don’t use bad words!]
Ginny shuts up.
Are you looking at me and saying I’m nice?
It seemed that the owner and the spirit had both gone mad.
Meanwhile, Julie moved and approached Ares.
Biting her lip, Julie’s expression looked very complicated.
Arthur held out a meteorite sword to her.
Julie, who took the sword in a daze, raised her head, and Arthur pointed at Ares’ neck and said,
“this way. If you hit this side, even if you don’t have enough strength, your head will be cut off.”
“Even if you don’t cut it, you’re going to die once it’s stuck. Can you do it, Julie?”
Julie opened her eyes wide and shut her mouth.
And after thinking for a moment, he nodded.
“yes. I could.”
Julie whimpers and raises her meteorite sword.
Having been confined in a capsule for a year, her stamina was very low for her age.
After catching her breath for a long time, Julie, clutching the meteorite sword, asked a question.
“Before I kill you, I want to ask you something.”
“… … .”
“Why did you kidnap me? And why did you choose me out of many?”
“Why did I choose you?”
“hahahaha···. What a f*cking situation. This is the only question I get asked while dying.”
Ares screams and splatters blood.
“That’s because your blood was special! Blood that can handle lightning even though it’s not even a wizard! That blessed blood alone is worth it!”
“… … .”
“So I kidnapped you and experimented on you! If I can replicate the miracle contained in that blood, I will become a professor at the Magic Tower and leave my name in history.”
Julie also screamed in anger.
“Just because of that, you imprisoned me for a year and experimented on me? Killing your friends?”
“Magic is equivalent exchange. You have to pay a price to get something. It’s a waste of life that died, but if you can reproduce the miracle of your blood, it’s worth it.”
Julie bites her lip.
At the same time, the grip holding the meteorite sword was strained.
“bad guy… !”
With a cry, Julie plunges her meteorite sword.
With the sound of flesh breaking down, the veins of blood burst out.
Julie closed her eyes and turned her head.
Arthur, who was watching the situation from the side, stroked her hair.
“You worked hard, Julie.”
At these words, Julie collapsed on her seat and burst into tears.
“Revenge is like that. It’s cool yet disgusting. I will respect Julie’s decision.”