Chapter 20: Asione Wall Battle (Part-2)

The leg to body mass ratio of an Earthborn is greatly uneven. Because of their six heavy arms, around 80% of their weight comes just from their torso, and the legs contribute the rest.   

And this is one of the major reasons why their traveling speed is insanely slow. Even while fighting, when they exert the most energy to move, their speed is not increased enough to make someone consider it as a threat.   

But what I am seeing in front of my eyes right now completely defies this fact…   

The huge abnormal Earthborn is running towards us right now with great speed. Due to his weight, a rumble goes through the ground even time his feet make contact with it.   

Though that’s not the only cause of our worry at the moment…   

Unknown to us how, the other Earthborns have taken out cannonball-sized stone boulders out of the ground, and are taking positions to throw them at us.   

“THE LAST SHOT! LOAD AND FIRE!” Reeve shouts in this chaos.   

It’s good to see that at least our leader hasn’t lost his cool again after seeing the situation taking another unexpected turn…   

********BANG********  

With the loud banging noise, our last volley of cannonballs gets fired. Fortunately, as all the Earthborns are stationary, seven out of our 8 projectiles meet their mark…  

“GGGAAAARRH!”  

Surprisingly, as the distance is closer than before, one of the cannonballs even manages to hit the abdomen of the abnormal Earthborn…  

Fuck…   

Though no visible injury has occurred to him, except reddening of the area where the cannonball collided.   

Hmm… at least his motion is stopped again…   

“LEAVE THE CANONS AND TAKE OUT YOUR WEAPONS! ATTACK!”   

Without wasting any time, Reeve yells while raising his own dangerous-looking Greatsword in the air and running towards the Earthborns.   

Everyone else, including me, also follows Reeve’s suit immediately while raising a war-cry.   

This is it… Let’s kill some monsters…  

At the same time our attack commences, the Earthborns also start throwing their stone-balls at us…   

While grunting heavily, they swing all their six arms and launch the stone-balls in our direction.  

*WOOSH*  

Suddenly, I find one of the stones flying straight at me. Shockingly, its speed is so great the I have no time to dodge.   

I need to block it…   

Raising my left arm up, I put my bronze shield in front of the stone’s trajectory…  

No, wait…   

*KA-CHING*  

Just moments before the stone ball collides, I change the angle of my shield and instead of blocking it, I deflect it.   

Damn… That was a close one…   

There is no way I could have held my ground after a direct impact from something like that…   

“Aaaagh!”  

Though not everyone is thinking the same as me…  

An unlucky guy nearby gets his wooden shield shattered… along with his arm. He immediately falls down on the ground while holding his messed up arm painfully, no longer in any condition to fight.  

But well, his fate is still better than the Centaur running in front of me with double swords instead of a shield. One of the stones-balls directly makes contact with his head, making it explode instantly.   

Fuck…   

Even from behind me, painful cries are coming, indicating that the stones falling at a larger range than I thought.   

Though I have no time to think about these things right now, as we have finally reached the Earthborns…   

“AAARGH!”  

While shouting loudly, I leap towards the first Earthborn I get close enough to attack. He has also seen me and is getting ready to throw the stone balls in his hands at me…   

*SLASH*  

Though before he could anything at all, his cleanly sliced head is already rolling on the ground and his dying eyes are looking at me in confusion…   

The next moment, another Earthborn standing close by sees me and starts swinging his arms wildly while roaring loudly in anger.  

“What!? Was he your gay fuck-buddy!?” I ask while dodging his attacks easily and swinging my sword upwards the first chance I get…   

And the next thing I see is the Earthborn’s arms falling down on the ground with a thud, and him collapsing on the ground roaring in pain.   

“Gaarrrhh!”  

Shit…   

Before I can even catch a breath, a loud roar comes from behind me. Instinctively, I crouch down on the ground, which is actaully lucky as the next instant, a muscular arm swings at the empty space directly above me, where my head was just moments ago.   

“Hiyaa!”  

Sticking out my sword forward, I rotate a 180° while maintaining my crouched position with a flash. Immediately, the legs of the Earthborn standing behind me gets separated from his body and he falls down on the ground hard.   

“Okay, this is amazing…” I mutter to myself in elation while looking at my sword.   

As expected, it’s slashing through the Earthborns as if they are made of butter. And combining the fact that I am a demigod with my stats recently increased, I am feeling like an invincible killing machine. 

Though obviously, this is not the case with others…   

While Reeve and the Centaurs are fighting the Earthborns one-on-one, others are battling them in groups, which is actually a nice tactic considering the difference in strength.   

But well, this is also resulting in the unoccupied Earthborns moving leisurely towards the wall while stopping once in a while to throw rocks at us.  

*BOOM*  

Suddenly, a loud explosive voice comes from behind me.   

Turning around, I find the lone figure of Lucy standing heroically next to the town’s wall. Her eyes are glowing pure white and her outstretched golden lance is crackling with lighting.   

Right in front of her, there are three blackened and fuming bodies of the Earthborns that escaped from us earlier.   

Three at once, huh? Impressive, sister.   

Though her trouble is just getting started. With more than double the number of Earthborns we were originally informed of, it’s not surprising that the majority of them are escaping from us.   

I think I will have to go and help Lucy—  

“GAARRRHHH!!”  

Suddenly, a familiarly loud roar of the abnormal Earthborn resounds in the whole ground, and I turn around just on time to watch him crush three humans and two Satyrs within his huge arms.  

Then, throwing away their dead bodies like trash, he swings his arms forward and brutally slams two Centaurs that were stalling him for a while… killing them instantly.   

What… the fuck…  

Even though I personally don’t know any of those people who died just now, there is just no fucking way anyone wouldn’t be enraged after seeing that…   

And I am not gonna lie… I am fucking pissed off…   

As no one is left in the abnormal Earthborn’s part, he again starts to run forwards towards the wall… towards Lucy.   

“Yeah, like I will fucking let you even go near my sister…” I shout before starting to run slantways towards him.  

While killing off every Earthborn which comes in my way, I start to close the distance between me and the abnormal.   

It is actually really surprising to me that the abnormal is running almost as equally as fast as me. But still, being already closer to the wall, I am fairly confident that I can reach him…   

“Yes…”  

After running a few seconds, we both reach a crossing simultaneously, where I slowed down a little to let the abnormal get slightly ahead of me.   

Facing him from the front when he is running is obviously really foolish and fatal. But if I attack him from behind, I can have an advantage…   

“Get ready to be fucked, you piece of shit,” I mutter while raising my sword, and leaping towards his legs.   

If I can just make him immobile by cutting off his legs, killing him will be much easier…   

Suddenly, just moments before my sword was going to make contact, the abnormal Earthborn vanishes…   

What the…  

*BA-DUM*  

Out of nowhere, my heart starts beating loudly and everything around me slows down to snail’s pace.   

What is happening?   

Suddenly, the sunlight falling on me also ceases as the sky gets clouded above…   

No, that’s impossible… it’s bright everywhere else…  

In confusion, I turn my head to look upwards …   

Shit…   

The abnormal Earthborn is directly above me in the air. There is a sinister smile on his face and his red eyes are glowing brighter than ever.  

And then, after what seems like an eternity, we both fall down on the ground. Him, on top of me…   

For a second, it feels like there is something extremely heavy pressing against my body, but the next moment, after a small crunching noise, it vanishes.  

And to my great surprise, I am not feeling any pain. In fact, I am not feeling anything at all. Not my arms, not my legs, not anything.   

Well, at least I can still see. Though honestly, I am finding it extremely hard to keep my eyes open. Even my vision is completely red now…  

Fuck…   

At a distance, I see the abnormal still running towards the wall.   

No… I failed to stop him…   

*BOOM*  

Suddenly, with a thunderously explosive noise, a lightning bolt strikes him…  

The abnormal stops on his track and smoke start rising from his body. But other than that, no visible damage occurs to him.   

In just a few seconds, he even starts running towards the wall again.   

*BOOM*  

Another thunderbolt strikes him, though with much less power output than the previous one.

This time, the abnormal one doesn’t even bother to stop…   

Fuck… someone… kill that bastard…  

Shit…  

It’s getting extremely hard for me to keep my eyes open any longer. I can already tell that I am close to losing my consciousness… or probably, close to dying.   

And there is just one regret in my mind…   

Sorry, Lucy…   

My eyelids start closing down, and the last thing I see…   

… is a giant crater opening in the middle of the ground, and swallowing the giant Earthborn completely.   



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