Chapter 2:

The blonde

Arcane Antagonist

Akihiro was standing in the middle of a large training field, staring at the ruler of the world of swords and magic. He had just been told that he was not only expected to become a powerful villain, but that he would have to choose between using swords or magic.

The ruler, a tall and imposing figure with a stern expression, explained further. "In this world, people are born with a certain amount of elemental magic, depending on their lineage and their own hard work. They can only use one or two elements at most. Similarly, swordsmanship requires a lot of training to master special skills that allow you to defeat your enemies."

Akihiro listened intently, his mind racing with possibilities. He had always known that he was special, that he was different from other people. Now he knew why - he had the ability to use all the elemental magics and the special sword skills.

"So, what does this mean for me?" Akihiro asked, a hint of excitement creeping into his voice.

"It means that you have the potential to become the most powerful villain this world has ever seen," the ruler said, a hint of a smile tugging at the corners of his mouth. "But it also means that you have a lot of hard work ahead of you. You will need to train both your swordsmanship and your elemental magic to their fullest potential."

Akihiro nodded, a determined look on his face. He had always been up for a challenge, and this was no different. He was going to become the strongest villain in the world of swords and magic.

With that, the ruler dismissed him, and Akihiro set off to begin his training. He would need to work tirelessly, but he was ready for whatever came his way. He was the chosen villain, and nothing would stand in his way.

Akihiro made his way towards the forest, eager to test out his new-found powers. As he walked, he couldn't help but feel a sense of excitement coursing through his veins. He was finally going to see what he was truly capable of.

But as he entered the forest, he quickly realized that he had made a grave mistake. This was no ordinary forest. It was known as the "Human's Hell" for a reason. It was filled with all sorts of magical beasts, and anyone who entered was risking their life.

Before Akihiro could even react, a massive beast leaped out from the bushes and charged straight at him. He instinctively raised his hand and muttered the words of the basic spell the ruler had taught him.

But to his disappointment, the spell was too weak to even make a dent in the beast's armor. He was starting to panic, thinking he had made a terrible mistake in coming to the forest alone.

Just then, a beautiful adventurer with blonde hair appeared out of nowhere, wielding a sword with an impressive aura. She shouted "CLEAN SLASH!" and delivered a swift blow to the beast's head, slicing it clean off.

Akihiro was stunned. He had never seen anything like it. The adventurer approached him with a smile on her face. "Are you alright?" she asked, extending her hand to help him up.

Akihiro took her hand gratefully and nodded. "Thank you. I thought I was done for," he said, his voice shaking slightly.

The adventurer chuckled. "No problem. It's all in a day's work for me. I'm Lucia, by the way. And you are?"

"Akihiro," he replied, still in awe of her sword skills.

Lucia raised an eyebrow. "You're not from around here, are you? I've never heard of anyone named Akihiro in these parts."

Akihiro hesitated for a moment, unsure of whether or not he should reveal his true intentions. But something about Lucia's kind and honest demeanor made him trust her.

"I'm actually from another world. I was sent here to become a villain," he confessed.

Lucia looked surprised, but didn't seem to judge him. "Interesting. Well, I don't know much about that, but I can tell you that there's a lot of strong opponents in this world. If you're looking to become a powerful villain, you'll need to work hard and train even harder."

Akihiro nodded, feeling grateful for her advice. "I know. I'm ready for the challenge."