Tears of Wars: The Heroes are Born
Ten years ago...
“You’re still alive. Your body is quite sturdy for a weak race like yours,” Satyr said.
“Y-You guys had m-made a mistake. M-Maybe you think we’re a w-weak race, b-but our hearts are stronger th-than yours!!” Satria stammered.
“Your speech is getting less and less clear.”
“I b-believe one day gr-great heroes will be b-born and d-defeat y-you!! Just you w-wait.”
Julia and Roman, I’m sorry I couldn’t protect you guys. I’ve broken the promise I made to your mother. If we meet again, I promise to become stronger so that I can protect you and Lyra...
Satria breathed his last in front of Satyr.
“Heroes? You think this is a fairy tale world? We monsters are at the top of the food chain!” Satyr said, eating Satria’s body.
“I found this trash outside. Is this yours?” Satyr said, tossing Terry and Darma in front of them.
Roman and the others fell silent upon seeing his arrival.
“Lord Satyr, please help me…” The Baramus was injured and could not stand up.
“Um, help you?” Satyr zoomed past Kenue and Shinra at an inhuman speed. He cut the Baramus’ neck with his hand.
Roman and the others were speechless at the sight. Kenue and Shinra were shocked because he had just passed the two of them in the blink of an eye. They could not imagine if he had attacked them the moment he passed them earlier.
Satyr was now standing in the midst of Roman and the others.
“So, when do we start the fight? I’m not going to kill you right away. I wonder who’s the strongest among you,” he said in a calm voice.
“Bastard!!” Roman whirled toward Satyr and immediately kicked from Satyr’s left side.
Satyr blocked Roman’s kick with only one hand, then Julia hit him from the right.
However, he ducked backward and threw Roman at Julia. Julia and Roman were flung away.
“Hey, you two wielding swords and spear, do you want to attack me or do you want me to attack you first?” he asked, inching closer toward Kenue and Shinra.
Kenue and Shinra were still trembling.
No way! I’ll die if I fight him!! No way... Kenue thought.
W-What is this? He’s too strong! I can’t move my body. Shinra was silent, looking at Roman and Julia who were thrown earlier.
“All right, then I’ll attack you both.” Satyr closed in on them and were getting ready to deal a blow to them.
“Hey, where are you looking, stupid monster?!” Julia hurled Roman at him.
Roman’s kick sent Satyr hurtling through the air.
“Take it, stupid monster!! How dare you ignore me!” Roman said.
“Hey, Flashy Prince and The Quiet One, if you guys don’t want to fight, then go away!! Let Roman and I finish all of this!” Julia snapped at Kenue and Shinra.
Satyr rose to his feet.
“All right, now it’s my turn!”
Satyr immediately jumped up and hit Roman hard in the stomach. Roman was thrown against the wall. Julia threw a punch at his face from the front, but he was able to block it with one hand. She punched his stomach hard with her left hand. He shifted back slightly.
Just as Satyr was about to hit her with his other hand, Shinra and Kenue came to attack him. He was forced to jump backward to avoid the attack.
Julia approached Roman.
That punch. I remember something that happened in the past. Satyr recalled his fight with Satria.
Simultaneously, Kenue and Shinra said:
“You have to pay for what you did to my sister!!” Shinra roared.
“You have to pay for what you did to my brother!!” Kenue howled.
Shinra and Kenue zoomed toward Satyr with incredible speed and power, but he could dodge their attacks.
Kenue stabbed his stomach from the front with his spear and Shinra tried to cut his neck from behind.
Satyr just stood still, unable to dodge.
“Take this!!” Shinra shouted, swinging his sword at Satyr’s neck from behind.
Kenue’s spear shattered when it hit Satyr’s stomach and one of Shinra’s twin swords also shattered when it hit Satyr’s neck.
Satyr slugged Shinra with his right hand and kicked Kenue with his left foot.
Shinra was thrown, bleeding profusely from his mouth, while Kenue had some serious injuries to his ribs. Shinra and Kenue were unable to stand up.
“I thought you could entertain me when I saw you defeating the monster army. Turned out that this is all you’re capable of,” Satyr said in a calm voice.
He walked slowly toward Julia and Roman. “Hey girlie, what’s your name?”
“Then, what’s your brother’s name?” he asked as he pointed at Roman.
“Um, it looks like your brother has a serious abdominal wound. Do you want me to end his suffering?” he asked, poising to strike at Roman, who was sitting against the wall.
“Die, Satyr!!” Torou attacked Satyr from behind using his sword. He stabbed Satyr’s back so hard that his sword stuck.
Crouching in pain, Satyr tried to remove the sword from his back.
After Satyr had removed the sword, Roman, who had been conscious from earlier opened his eyes and advanced quickly toward Satyr, launching a knee kick towards Satyr’s face.
Satyr was thrown back.
After that, Julia jumped and smacked Satyr in the stomach while he was flying through the air.
Satyr slammed hard to the floor. He then vomited blood from his mouth.
Torou approached Roman and Julia.
“Roman, eat this pill. It will make your body immune for a while and recover your stamina. Julia, you eat this too.”
Roman and Julia swallowed the pill Torou gave them while Satyr was focusing on Kenue and Shinra, then Torou pretended to be unconscious again.
“Wake up, you bastard!!” Julia lifted Satyr with both hands.
“I don’t think Baramus killed my father! Because a monster like him would die instantly if he fought my father. You’d better speak the truth!! Are you the one who killed my father?!”
“Your father? I don’t remember. I’ve killed too many humans. I can’t remember their faces and names one by one.”
“Satria is my father!!”
“Ah, Satria... Yes, I remember. Not only did I kill him, but I also ate his flesh and bones because they were so delicious. He’s my favorite food,” Satyr sneered.
“Bastard!! I won’t forgive you!!”
Julia pummeled the Satyr so hard that he was flung far away.
She strode toward Satyr, picking him up and beating him repeatedly. His body was covered in wounds.
She was ready to deal the final blow to Satyr’s face, but unexpectedly, he hit her face with an arm growing from his shoulder. His body underwent a transformation. His body became huge and he had four arms. The wounds on his body had recovered.
“Big Sis!!” Roman shouted.
Roman and the others were surprised to see the changes in his body.
“You guys are pretty great!! I’ve never once shown my true form in 500 years!! Now I’ll make sure that all of you will die here!!”
Satyr turned to Roman.
Roman ran out of the castle, luring Satyr so that the others would not be hit by Satyr.
Satyr chased after him.
“Where are you going, brat?! You’re deliberately luring me out so you can be free to attack, huh? I have the high ground because I have more space to attack you from all directions.”
“You underestimate my power. Bring it on!!” Roman challenged.
Satyr charged toward Roman. Roman was able to dodge his attacks. He came back and kicked Roman hard. Roman blocked it using his brass knuckles.
“Finally, I get use this weapon.”
“Quite a useful toy, huh?”
Luckily I have these brass knuckles. Otherwise, my hand injury would be more severe.
“How about it’s your turn to attack me? It would be fair that way, right?” Satyr asked.
“Okay, as you wish!!” Roman rushed forward to punch him in the face.
Satyr parried it with two hands. He threw a punch Roman with his other two hands, but Roman dodged it by jumping backward.
Once again Roman dashed forward, kicking his knee into Satyr’s stomach. Satyr was dragged backward after blocking Roman’s knee kick.
After that, Roman sprang forward quickly, hitting Satyr’s face hard with his brass knuckles. Even though the Satyr was able to parry it, his punch pierced through the Satyr’s arm and injured his face. However, Satyr managed to hit his stomach, flinging him far away.
Satyr was puzzled. Why does he keep getting up? Has he gone mad? His organs must’ve been crushed. I bet he’s just forcing himself.
Roman bled from his mouth.
“Cough… You’re pretty strong, you ugly monster!! I’ve never felt the sensation of dying quite like this!! Damn it!” Roman shouted.
“You’d better give up and let me eat you and all your friends!! Don’t waste my time!!” Satyr rushed forward to attack Roman.