We couldn't escape the trap, that the first epic has prepared for us, they caught us in seconds and locked us in a place like a dungeon. They tied our hands with chains hanging on the wall.
The dungeon we were in was pretty dark and pretty quiet. We didn't think we would fall into a dungeon this quickly. And I knew this was going to affect our plan very badly.
After a while, The First Epic and three elite soldiers entered the dungeon.
Those three elite soldiers are pretty dangerous people. Even if they were not as strong as the first epic, they were quite strong for other normal soldiers.
The dungeon we were in lit up after The First Epic ordered the elite soldier to light up the environment.
Then the First Epic approached us,
"Now tell me, Where is your "famous friend", young boy?"
"You're questioning us, even though you can't learn anything from any of us. You're dumber than I thought, partner."
The First Epic laughed,
"Oh! Don't worry, I don't just waste my time on things that are a waste of time. You know I'll find the answer sooner or later."
"I'd love to play with all of you, but I don't have much time. So I'll start with the person who volunteered."
The First Epic used the power of his magic to lift Hiroshi into the air. A purple spell covered Hiroshi's hands and feet.
"Let's see how long you can stand this torture."
He slowly began to close his hand, and the more his hand closed, the more Hiroshi's cries of pain grew. But no matter how much he suffered, he was neither begging nor reacting.
Lezlie yelled, "Hiroshi-san!"
"So you're name is Hiroshi. Nice to meet you, Hiroshi."
The First Epic increased the power of the spell he used every second, causing Hiroshi-San even more pain.
"So tell me, Hiroshi, will you tell me where the young boy is?"
Hiroshi-san said nothing,
"I see. Hiroshi. A cowboy like you has really good eyes, But It's a shame although you can use your eyes as a marksman, you can't use them to see the real situation. A shame, really."
The First Epic made his hand a fist and slowly opened a wound from Hiroshi-San's forehead to below his eye.
Hiroshi-San's face was covered in blood. But even though he screamed and suffered pain, he was still silent.
After a few seconds of silence, Hiroshi-san smiled,
"Even if you're the First Epic, you still don't realize the danger that's coming to you."
He looked at The First Epic and said,
"What a shame."
Suddenly an ordinary soldier entered the room,
"Sir, the castle is under attack!"
"How could this happen?"
"We don't know, sir, but according to our information, we have learned that people from Cronus Lineage attacked your castle along with a young kid."
The eyes of The First Epic have become frightening,
"Were there no soldiers in the castle? I'm sick of your carelessness."
"Unfortunately, Sir. They're all already on their way to the war."
"Order them to return. First and second, get ready, we're going back to the castle. Jixus, you stay here. Get the king to execute them in front of the people, then take the king and the army and meet me at the castle."
He turned to him again and said,
"If you fail, I may have to think of something painful for you."
After the news, everyone in the room left. They left Me, Hiroshi, and Lezlie in the darkroom and locked the door. I had to get out of my chains and help Hiroshi and Lezlie. I tried many times, but I couldn't get rid of them.
"Hiroshi-san, Lezlie-chan, hang on, I'm about to open the lock."
Lezlie looked at me,
Lezlie said with a calm but anxious tone, "Babu-san, for now, all we can do is wait. I don't want to say it, but there's nothing we can do right now."
I was still trying, "You might be right Lezlie-chan, but we can't just sit around and wait."
After my words, sounds started coming out of the door. Before I knew it, the door broke down, there were two unconscious soldiers lying on the door.
And at that moment, someone appeared through the lights, wearing a normal soldier's suit, but when he raised his head, we saw a familiar face.
It was Ryuu.
Ryuu quickly approached us, broke the chains, and said,
"We don't have much time, we have to go!"
"Ryuu-san, how did you get here? We heard you were at war."
"They're all lies, I had to tell a lie like that to distract them."
Ryuu gave me a small bag,
"There are healing plants in it, will it be enough for Hiroshi-san?"
"Yeah, these are good enough, they'll do my job."
I immediately went to Hiroshi and made a painkiller with medicinal plants, and then covered his wounds with cloths, and made a bandage for his eye. Ryuu approached me and said,
"Will Hiroshi-san be okay?"
"Yes, he's got abrasions, but he's fine, only the wound in his eye is deep but other than that, the painkillers will take effect in two hours."
"Babu-san, Can you carry him?"
"That's good, we're getting out of here."
Hiroshi grabbed my arm,
"Hey, Kid... We can still disarm the black magic above the King."
"What do you mean, Hiroshi-san?"
"As Lezlie told to us, if we defeat the man who cast black magic, we can restore the king to his former state, and then convince him to join the war. I heard the First Epic talking about it. All of them except that Jixus guy and a few dozen soldiers are returning to the castle, even that asshole First Epic."
Ryuu then turned to me,
"Can you fight, Babu-san?"
"No, Babu-san should stay here with Hiroshi-San. He's much better at healing than me."
"It's too dangerous!"
"Please, Ryuu-san. Don't expect me to wait after what that man said about my mother. I need you to let me help you!"
"Well, then. Let's go."