Chapter 28: The woman who kills Oni.
When Mizuki saw the monster's appearance in front of her, all her instincts screamed danger; she was on full alert. Seeing the monster's appearance, she remembered the information she'd received from the church's pope.
"Remember, Mizuki. Romanian vampires are on a completely different level than what you destroyed in Japan, especially the 'count' class vampires."
"These vampires are like humanoid weapons of mass destruction, and, if that wasn't enough, they have a kind of 'transformation' that taps into the true nature of these vampires' powers. If you meet a vampire like this on your quest, you must step back immediately, after all, you have not yet received the baptisms to become my general."
'Back I'm sorry, but I won't carry out this order', Mizuki thought with a small disdainful smile.
"On guard! Use level 3 enchantments! Gentlemen, a count class vampire is in front of you, prepare to die if necessary." She yelled as she pulled a fan from her pocket.
She opens her fan and speaks in a neutral voice: "Susanoo, Japanese god of the sea and storms, bless my allies with the protection of the seas!"
Suddenly water began to appear at the feet of Mizuki's allies, and slowly this water began to wrap the hunters in a protective layer. And, soon, this water turned into the armor of the ancient Japanese soldiers who fought in the Sengoku period.
"God, bless my fists so I can get my revenge," Carlos spoke while being covered by Mizuki's armor, his fists started to be covered by golden energy.
Soon all the hunters began to cast spells similar to what Carlos did.
The creature looks at Mizuki with a smile on his face that showed all his sharp teeth, the hunters felt their bodies shiver when they saw the creature's smile, but, before the hunters could do anything, the creature lost interest in them and turns towards Ruby.
"Violet" Ruby spoke confused, but when she looked at the creature's face, she spoke in shock, "D-Darling What happened to you And how did you get this power!"
Ruby tried to get up but she couldn't, she looked at her wound with an annoyed look; 'this is taking too long to heal, what is happening I should have resistance to the energy used by the church.'
Ruby looks at Victor's face with a stoic expression, she had several thoughts running through her head right now; 'Why is he here Why does he have access to this form I'm glad he's here, but I'm worried about him, he's not strong enough to fight a slayer like Mizuki, we must get away! But I'm glad he's here... I don't want him to die…'
When Victor put his eyes on Ruby's wound, he felt his heart clenching in pain. He wanted to roar in rage, he was almost losing control of his own body. But, as a last show of stubbornness, he managed to stay in a state where he understood everything as if it were a dream.
He was awake and at the same time he was sleeping, but there was only one thing he was sure of, only one thing he wanted to do now;
'I will kill them!'
Suddenly all of the hunters felt as if the world had lost all color for a few seconds, everyone could feel the killing intent so strongly that they forgot to breathe for a few seconds.
Victor turns and looks at the hunters. When the hunters looked at Victor, they felt their bodies suddenly grow heavy... Fear, the purest feeling of human beings, that's what they were feeling now.
They couldn't breathe, they couldn't move, it was like their bodies didn't want to obey and they just froze.
"W-What is it" A slightly younger hunter asked while shivering. Despite having been hunting vampires for a few years, he's never come across a vampire like this.
"C-C-Calm down" A hunter spoke while stammering a lot.
Victor's eyes started to look around, he seemed to be going crazy every moment, he looked at all the hunters as he opened and closed his fists several times.
Mizuki looks at him neutrally and thinks; he is weaker than I imagined, so she puts the fan in front of her and spoke in a low voice:
"Tsukuyomi, give me the peace of the night, the peace of the night in the moonlight."
White energy focused on Mizuki's fan, and then she waves the fan, and this energy travels towards all of her subordinates.
And, as if it were magic, everyone started to get calmer; everyone felt inner peace, and they didn't feel fear anymore... But, the enchantment didn't last long because Victor suddenly made a move and appeared in front of a hunter.
He opens his mouth full of sharp teeth and bites the hunter's neck, "Ahhhhhh~! Save me! Save-me-" The hunter couldn't scream anymore because soon he had turned into a dry mummy, it was like he lost all the blood in his body.
Victor stops biting the hunter, and when he lets go of his head, the hunter's entire body disappears into ash; even the hunter's blood that splashed on him disappeared without a trace.
This demonstration made the hunters fearful. The only ones not affected were the more experienced hunters, all thanks to Mizuki's enchantment, and because they had seen something similar in the past.
"He destroyed my armor so easily…" Mizuki couldn't help but comment in disbelief.
'Was I wrong in my judgment…' She thought confused.
Then she ordered: "This monster's body is very hot, if you don't have high-level protection techniques, don't come close! Or you will turn to ashes!"
Carlos runs towards Victor and punches him in the face, Victor looks at the fist in his face, and soon he smiles like he's not impressed.
"Monster, don't laugh at me!" Carlos attacks him again, but it wasn't working, he couldn't hurt Victor's body.
Victor grabs Carlos' bald head.
Carlos feels his flesh burn as Victor holds his head.
Victor runs towards another hunter and holds them by the head, the friend who was next to this hunter tried to cut off Victor's hands, but the golden sword only scratched Victor's skin.
Victor looks at the two heads he was holding as if they were watermelons, he flashes a big, distorted smile.
Carlos realizing what Victor intends to do quickly uses a defensive spell. Victor hits the heads of the two men together!
Sounds of broken bones were heard by all the hunters nearby.
Carlos managed to survive the attack, but the hunter who was his subordinate had his brain blown out.
Victor grabs Carlos by the neck and throws him at the other hunters with all his strength.
"Ugh! Catch me!" Carlos screamed when he realized he couldn't organize his center of gravity, he started to speak an incantation, and soon his body was glowing golden.
Carlos' subordinates nod their heads and catch Carlos's body.
Before Carlos can do anything, he sees a giant ball of fire flying towards them.
Seeing those fireworks, and hearing the screams of the hunters, Victor's sadistic smile grew in satisfaction.
"We must flee…"A hunter spoke in fear, he swallowed his saliva and yelled, "We cannot fight this monster!"
"Are you going to run away from these demons! We must kill them!" A more fanatical hunter spoke.
"Fuck it, I'm not going to die over bull** like that!" When this hunter was about to flee, he hears Mizuki's voice:
"Is that the attitude of a hunter If you're not prepared to die, you shouldn't be in this job!" She spoke in obvious contempt, she hated that hunter's cowardly attitude.
She ignores the useless men; this monster is strange. He's strong, but he has the feeling of inexperience; he's just using his power directly... Let's try something.
"Bishamonten, give it to me a weapon to destroy my enemies." She spoke in a neutral tone, and her fan began glowing red, then, suddenly, her fan turns into a two-meter-long Odachi.
Mizuki lifts the Odachi with her right hand as if it were not heavy and puts it on her shoulder, and displays a predatory smile. Everyone could feel that the air around Mizuki changed, if before she looked like an elegant woman, now she looked like a wild beast!
Mizuki takes a talisman from her pocket with her left hand, closes her eyes, and holds the talisman in front of her.
"Abe-No-Seimei, lend me your wisdom to defeat this Oni."
The talisman disappeared in blue light, and soon that same light began to cover Mizuki's body. When she opened her eyes, a magic circle was carved in them.
Mizuki crouches a little, and slowly the sword blade starts to be covered in blue energy; she bends her knees and with a thrust, and flies towards Victor like a missile.
When she got close to Victor, she brandished the Odachi diagonally.
Realizing the threat, Victor suddenly disappears in front of Mizuki and appears beside her, then he attacks her trying to rip her head off.
"It's useless," She said smiling while blue energy glowed in her body.
Victor didn't understand what happened, but he suddenly screamed from a pain he'd never felt in his life:
"AHHHHHHHHH!" He screamed like he was a beast being wounded.
"Victor!" Ruby cried out in concern when she saw the cut on his chest.
Victor holds his bleeding chest, slowly, the fire that was covering his body began to weaken considerably.
Realizing this was an opportunity, Mizuki flashed a maniacal smile and brandished Odachi again, this time she wanted his head!
But before her sword ripped off Victor's head, a huge wall of ice appeared in front of her.
Mizuki's Odachi cut through the ice wall easily, but soon she realized the monster was no longer in front of her, she also heard a woman's neutral voice. She turns her face and sees a woman wearing a maid outfit, she looked into the woman's blood-red eyes and realized she was a vampire.
"Sorry but I can't let you kill my master, I haven't had enough headpats yet."
Seeing the darkness covering the maid's feet, Mizuki spoke: "The Kuroyami Clan..."
"Oh It's been a while since I heard that name." Kaguya flashed a small smile.
Mizuki looks around and sees that the monster was being hugged by Ruby, the monster had a much weaker fire than before, and she also saw that Ruby was using her ice ability to close the wound she caused the monster:
"When I destroyed the noble vampires of Japan, I looked in their records that talked about a clan of vampires who could control the shadows. They were the best assassins in Japan. A clan of vampire ninja controlled by a noble vampire who had friendly relations with Toyotomi Hideyoshi."
She looked around a little further and noticed that Ruby's maid had disappeared; 'Where is she'
"They kept records about us... What a surprise, I thought they had forgotten us." Kaguya spoke in an emotionless tone.
Mizuki was looking at the monster with dangerous eyes and with a big smile on her face. With the previous confrontation, she can understand that the monster was inexperienced in fighting; he had great power, that's a fact, but he didn't know how to control it. Power, and not knowing how to control it, in a fight against a hunter is deadly.
'I need to eliminate him, a monster like him can't stay alive; I shouldn't miss this opportunity' She thought with determination.
Victor coughed up black blood on the floor, and soon the fire that covered his body began to slowly die, and eventually, his transformation was undone; he was back to normal.
'The poison is taking effect, good. But, this is only temporary, this poison is not strong enough to kill the noble vampires; I need to eliminate it!' Mizuki thought.
"D-Darling! Are you okay! Darling!" Ruby tried to talk to him, but Victor's eyes were unfocused as if he were lifeless.
Seeing the black blood on the floor, Kaguya looked at Mizuki: "What did you do"
"That is not something you need to know." Mizuki spoke as she positioned herself. She placed the Odachi on her shoulder again, and flexed her knee, she then pulled a talisman from her pocket. The talisman began to glow, and soon she spoke as she threw the talisman at Kaguya:
"Ken, Zo, Fa, Oder!" A wave of flame erupted from the talisman and flew towards Kaguya.
Kaguya looked at the fire neutrally approaching, "Onmyoujutsu, this is something rare these days."
Kaguya's body began to be covered by darkness, and soon two daggers appeared in her hands, she cuts the fire horizontally, and when the fire died out, she saw Mizuki running at high speed towards her.
Kaguya's darkness began to grow, slowly, the darkness began to leak towards the ground, and soon all the ground around her was covered with blackness; it was as if Kaguya had created a 'territory' just for her.
When Mizuki enters Kaguya's territory, suddenly thousands of black hands start coming out of the ground and heading towards Mizuki.
"Tsk, annoying" Mizuki's sword starts to be covered in thunder, and with a diagonal swing, she eliminates all of the shadow hands created by Kaguya.
"Where is she" Mizuki said as she looked around.
"You hurt my master, that is a serious crime." She heard a voice in her ear.
Mizuki tried to run away, but she couldn't, as soon as she felt a dagger piercing her heart, her face took on an expression of disbelief. It was as if she didn't believe she would be eliminated so easily.
She coughed up blood on the floor.
Kaguya pulls the dagger out of Mizuki's heart and when she goes to cut off her head, she hears an ancient and powerful voice:
A blue power left Mizuki's body, and Kaguya quickly disappears into the shadows and returns to Victor's side.
"A guardian spirit..." Kaguya stared in shock as she looked at the old man who was floating around Mizuki.
The old man waves his fan in his hand and soon the wound Kaguya inflicted on Mizuki began to regenerate at high speed.
He nodded satisfied, and looked at Kaguya with a neutral look:
"Oni, you use very sneaky techniques."
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