Taming The Villainesses - Episode 60.2
(EP-60.2) Theo # 9
060 – Silver Rookie Theo #9
In an instant, I felt a strong energy emanating from my body and into the palm of my hand.
It could be said that the energy circling inside my body was pulled out and blasted off like a cannon.
Actually, that did happen.
What was ejected from my palm resembled a kind of air cannonball.
The fact that it was the size of a human head brought an unimaginable feeling upon firing. At the same time, my body was strongly pushed back, making me fall on my but† as a result.
I frowned as my but† hit the ground.
Meanwhile, the air cannonball was violently plowing the floor before colliding with Conde.
With an ugly noise, the bas†ard got pushed back and fell on the ground. At the same time, Marmar, who was being held in his hand, escaped amidst the chaos and hid behind me.
“Stay behind me for now!”
My eyes stared at the two remaining brutes.
Their eyes widened in disbelief, startled by the fall of their leader, Conde.
“What, he knows how to use magic!? What was that power just now!? What the heII!?”
“I don’t know! What kind of magic was that!?”
“Ugh, Conde is down! Hey, get a grip!”
Conde was spitting blood and, based on his white eyes, there was no need to worry about him waking up for the time being.
The power of this newly acquired spell, Paimon, must have been considerable. That punk got hit in the abdomen, so it was only natural that he wouldn’t be fine after receiving it.
I had gotten my hands on something strong… Truly a high-ranking destruction spell.
I could feel it myself.
In exchange though, my palm, which had casted the magic, was throbbing. Tears were threatening to flow down. Meanwhile, my palms felt like they were cracked and broken…
But since I couldn’t show any weakness here, I hid the swollen hand behind my back and held out the opposite palm to them instead.
“There’s more of that from where it came from. But if you quietly give up your brooch and money, I’ll let this slide.”
I could see how great the Level 9 Actor was. To be able to endure this kind of pain and even make such a bluff…
“Ah, what should we do?”
“I don’t know, I’ve never heard of this! I’ve never heard of him being able to use magic!”
In this world, Mages were dangerous existences.
As a matter of fact, there were only a few elites who could use magic.
Therefore, if you turned a Mage into your enemy, you must be prepared or have a thorough plan.
However, the remaining two failed to do so. Seeing their hesitation, I urged them with a growl.
“Remember what happens when you make Marmar an intern…!”
* * *
“Comrade! All recovered…!”
Marmar presented me with the spoils she had collected from the goons.
“Great. A Rank 321 Silver Brooch, 250,000 coins and seven meal tickets.”
The two wept as they watched me claim my loots.
“Can, can you return the meal tickets…? We would starve without it….”
“The moment you’ve decided to rob someone, you should’ve been prepared to get robbed. Instead, I’ll spare your life, so take it and scram.”
“We’re going, we’re going…!”
Startled by the threat, the two made a hasty escape.
“Hey, help me here!”
“Ugh, sh¡t! So fųcking heavy!”
It was refreshing to see them running away with the fainted Conde. Marmar even growled towards them.
“Consider that a stamp on the contract…!”
It was only after they were very far in the distance that I fell to the floor, the strength in my legs slowly loosening.
My mind was fuzzy and my head was throbbing. On the other hand, the raging headache felt a little better when my nose bled.
These were horrible Mana Exhaustion symptoms.
But this was not the only problem.
I looked at my right hand.
It was currently swelling and looked more than twice the size of my left hand. From this terrible state, it was clear that the bones were broken.
When the tension in my body was released, the pain took over. I felt like I was about to burst into tears from the intensity of it.
I didn’t expect such a side effect from ‘Paimon’…
Still, if it wasn’t for this newly learned spell, the encounter wouldn’t have ended with just a broken hand. This was definitely a good defense against those three thugs.
It was definitely good…
I raised my intact left hand high and rejoiced from the victory. After all, how many times had I been helpless against assassinations and violence?
Now, I possessed a stinger to strike my enemies with.
This difference was huge!
With this joy and exhilaration, I was able to overcome the pain and get up. Marmar then said.
“Comrade! I said leave this Marmar and escape, why didn’t you run!?”
“As you said, we’re Comrades. Why did you have to become an intern? That’s why I stood my ground.”
“That…. That’s not important…! Rather, your hand got severely injured…!”
“I can’t help it…”
“What a destructive magic with such a big recoil…. This is why you need tools like a wand or a staff…!”
“A great tool can help lessen the recoil…!”
Having said so, Marmar proceeded to grab her swaying tail.
“Be calm, quiet…!”
Marmar suddenly started arguing with her own tail. I was almost taken aback by this bizarre situation.
“It’ll be gentle…!”
Wait, wasn’t Marmar using strength and pulling her tail?
I almost screamed in shock at the horrific scene.
“Why are you pulling your tail!?”
“For an imp, the tail is like life… But, since I owe a great debt to my comrade, I will give this to you…!”
Marmar then held out her black tail to me.
It felt a little strange and bizarre to pull out your own tail and hold it out to someone, but Marmar’s eyes were very serious so I grabbed it.
Stranger still, instead of drooping down, the tail was upright and stiff.
It felt like a stick…
I’d been told that an Imp’s tail made a great wand material. If I had this, the backlash from my magic would be greatly reduced.
“Still, plucking your tail out… Will you be okay?”
“It will grow back if I drink enough milk…. There are times when Imps have to cut off their own tail to escape….”
My knowledge of Imps had increased. It seemed that, sometimes, Imps cut off their tails like lizards to run away.
Anyway, I won.
I could see the experience points for Actor and Mage rising right in front of me.
Unfortunately, there was no level up. Still, I could feel that I definitely got stronger!
- Edited by: faker