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Viscount Razel’s territory .
Yasus.h.i.+ was currently there .
Liam’s sword master had come here after hearing that they were hiring people for work in the mines .
He was the founder of the great swordsmans.h.i.+p style of the One-Flash, but he was no big deal .
“d.a.m.n it . What do you mean you can’t hire me because I don’t have the license to handle heavy machinery? I’ve ridden on mobile knights before, even if I only boarded them . ”
He was originally just a street performer, but after his friend asked him for a favour, he became Liam’s teacher .
Soon after, his disciple quickly grew into a first-cla.s.s swordsman .
Yasus.h.i.+ didn’t understand how either .
In the end, fearing that Liam would discover the truth and kill him, Yasus.h.i.+ had fled as far away as he could .
Which eventually led to his current situation of wobbly walking around while broke .
He was now sloppily looking for a day job .
“Even if I show off my performance, n.o.body takes interest and hires me…”
Unsteadily, he drudged his way through the entertainment district .
He didn’t have enough money to continue drinking .
And yet, he still found himself walking through there .
He had already sold his sword, so he didn’t have anything that had monetary value anymore .
“Anybody is fine, can somebody give me more alcohol~”
As he b.u.mbled on, his shoulder collided with one of the thugs that were walking by him .
“The h.e.l.l, watch where you’re walking!”
“Its hurts! Oh, the pain!”
“Are you okay?! -When you hurt my little brother, don’t think you can get off scot-free!”
He ended up getting involved with some bad people .
The surroundings seemed to be saying “Wow, again?”, and coldly continued on their business as to not get involved .
Yasus.h.i.+ was surrounded by three people with no chance of escape .
“But I only lightly b.u.mped into you!”
He tried to resist, but there was no chance while he was outnumbered .
“Is that all that you have to say?! I guess this means that you’re blind, too!”
“We should bring him over to an unlicensed doctor and sell off his organs . ”
“That sounds great!”
There was no point in talking .
Yasus.h.i.+ was praying to the heavens for a miracle .
(Somebody please help me!)
Almost immediately after, the surroundings started to break out into a commotion .
The three thugs ignored it though and continued talking to Yasus.h.i.+ .
“We’ll beat you down while everyone-”
“While everyone- what? Don’t just stop there, finish your sentence . ”
As Yasus.h.i.+ turned his gaze to behind the three thugs, he suddenly heard a familiar voice .
He was taller than the last time he had seen him .
However, he was the one person that he absolutely didn’t want to meet .
(Oh G.o.d, not him . Anybody but him!)
Looking behind the three thugs, there was Liam standing there .
He was holding a weapon in his right hand .
It was a laser blade, a weapon designed to be convenient to carry .
Seeing such a Liam, the three started to reach for their handguns .
“You’re just a brat! Who the h.e.l.l do you think you are to take that tone wi-”
The head of the man who spoke was sliced off .
Witnessing such a sight, Yasus.h.i.+ felt his spine freeze solid .
(T-this guy… he reproduced my trick as an actual technique . )
He felt like the technique was even stronger than the last time he saw it .
Yasus.h.i.+ couldn’t even see what happened, but he understood that Liam had grown unimaginably strong .
—All of his instincts were screaming that he should never fight such a person .
He had to run away, but the place he was standing at was right in front of Liam .
(Ahh… it’s over . )
Yasus.h.i.+ felt that his life was over, turning in fear to watch what was about to transpire .
The thugs had faces on that said they didn’t even know what had just happened .
As Liam approached with weapon in hand, the two suddenly burst like b.l.o.o.d.y water balloons and fell down .
The surroundings were frozen in shock, unable to comprehend what had just occurred .
As the smell of blood permeated through the air- Liam,
“Stay out of my way . Hey old man, are you involved with the-”
Liam didn’t know it was Yasus.h.i.+ .
But after seeing his face, he immediately genuflected onto the ground and lowered his head .
“M-master! P-please excuse my rude behavior!”
Looking at Liam who had hurriedly bowed his head, Yasus.h.i.+ was at his limit .
In stark contrast to the image he was showing off before, he started talking to Liam with a dignified att.i.tude .
“You look like you’re doing fine . ”
“Uh, yes . U-um… what are you doing here?”
What response would be appropriate?
The worst-case scenario would be to tell Liam his current whereabouts .
That was something he absolutely had to avoid .
“Traveling… Yes, I’m traveling . ”
“You’ve been traveling? Oh, but why are you in a place like this without a sword? I know there’s no need to be worried about you, but Master, wouldn’t it be better to carry a weapon?”
(‘I sold it because I didn’t have any money!’- As if I could tell you that!)
“Without a weapon, I decided to travel with only the clothes on my back . ”
(Why?! There is no reason why!)
“…I’m looking for a new disciple . ”
Taking a glance at Liam, he said the first thing that he thought of .
“If that’s the case, then I’ll prepare a training hall in my territory immediately . You’ll be able to concentrate on fostering the future generations, and I’ll be happy knowing that I was able to help fulfill the wishes of my master . ”
“No, that’s no good . ”
Liam’s face seemed to say, “Why not?”
(AHHHHHH!!! My head’s spinning in circles here to think of a good excuse!)
Yasus.h.i.+ decided to just wing it and told Liam his reason,
“It’s true that I’m looking for a disciple, but I’m not looking for just anyone . I’m looking for a disciple that can complete the One-Flash style . ”
“Complete it? No, wasn’t the One-Flash already completed?”
As he strongly denied it, Yasus.h.i.+’s mind was racing .
Liam, who was yelled at by Yasus.h.i.+, closed his mouth and eagerly waited for the next words .
“There is no ending on the path of martial arts . ”
“-Master, I’m sorry . I was being stupid, but couldn’t you find a disciple in my territory?”
“I’m looking for someone that can complete the true One-Flash style . Liam, you are one of those possibilities, but that’s not enough . I’m looking for at least two more disciples like you . ”
(What the h.e.l.l am I saying?! He was asking me about why I couldn’t stay in his territory . This is bad . I need to follow up!)
Yasus.h.i.+’s brain was spinning,
“–Liam, the One-Flash style I use and the one that you use are different . New possibilities won’t be found in nearby places . ”
“I-I see… but even so, Master, why didn’t you tell me about this?”
“This isn’t just my problem alone . Liam, the moment you received your license, you were given the obligation to connect the One-Flash style inside of you to the next generation . Or are you telling me that you never intended to take disciples in the first place?”
Liam’s gaze started to swim .
It looks like he never thought about taking disciples .
(Ah, I got it! If I tell him that he needs to find disciples, he’ll focus all his attention on them instead of myself!)
“Liam, try to have at least three disciples . Not everyone you entrust your sword to will necessarily become a swordsman, but I want you to convey the One-Flash to more people . You’re already fine the way your are . In my eyes, you’re already a splendid sword master . ”
“Master, forgive me… I was wrong . ”
Even though Yasus.h.i.+ was only thinking of himself, Liam still seemed quite impressed .
(This is all a lie, but it looks like its working . I want to run away, but I can’t leave this planet because I don’t have any money . d.a.m.n, how am I supposed to get the funds now?!)
That’s when Liam started talking,
“With that said, I can’t just ignore Master’s current appearance as your disciple . It’s only a small amount, but I’ll give you some money for your travels . ”
“Is that so? I’m grateful . ”
(I did it! I can get away like this!)
Liam started digitally wiring the money to Yasus.h.i.+’s terminal .
Seeing the amount, Yasus.h.i.+’s eyes went bloodshot .
(Eh?! What the h.e.l.l is with this amount?! The number of zeros here is amazing!)
After having been given an incredible amount of money, Yasus.h.i.+ desperately tried his best to hide his inner turmoil .
All while thinking about how he was going to leave this territory immediately .
I saw off Master while contemplating my new goals .
“Three disciples… I guess I need to take some too . That said, not just anyone will work…”
I have to work hard to spread the name of the One-Flash .
In the first place, should I open up a training hall in my territory?
However, there wasn’t anyone capable of teaching the One-Flash over there .
As I was the only one taught it, I didn’t have anyone I could hire as its instructor .
There were only instructors of the major swordsmans.h.i.+p disciplines available .
“As I thought, it’s no good to only be thinking of myself . Master’s words sure do have a lot of weight to them . I need to make sure to learn from him . ”
Even though he was surrounded by thugs while unarmed, he had taken an att.i.tude that said he didn’t even care .
Is that not how a person of true strength should act?
I was aiming to become an evil lord, but I still wanted to follow the same path as Master .
“What are you muttering to yourself about?”
The instructor knight had come to get me, who had tried to escape from the prison known as the viscount’s house .
It looks like it’s impossible to play around in the city .
“You came here for training, so why exactly are you running around and causing trouble?”
“I’m sorry . ”
When I left the mansion with my uppercla.s.smen to play around the entertainment district- I got lost .
Then thugs had suddenly appeared before me while I was in a bad mood .
I hated people like them .
They were the kind of people who ended up being debt-collectors .
In dramas and movies, they’d actually secretly be kind, but the truth wasn’t like that at all .
“Well, I can understand your feelings though . ”
The knight looked at me and smiled,
“When I looked into them, they seemed to have quite the infamous reputation . It really makes me wonder how they haven’t been arrested yet . ”
It looks like they were actually pretty bad guys .
Well, I guess it doesn’t matter anymore .
I had needlessly meddled in something I shouldn’t have .
After all, Master was there . Maybe n.o.body would’ve died if I hadn’t stepped in .
“Even Lord Randolph needs breaks, so it’s fine to let off steam once in a while . ”
“I’ll do that . ”
As I thought about the various ways for me to gain disciples, I felt strangely happy .
The Razel territory was actually the main base for a band of pirates .
They were angry that three of their companions were killed .
-The ones that Liam had just killed .
“Boss, we aren’t going to stay silent about this, are we?!”
“-you’re really stupid, aren’t you? Of course we’ll be doing it, and we’re going to thoroughly crush the offender . ”
The pirate group was the largest one in the Razel house’s territory .
“Apparently the other party is a n.o.bleman . A child that had come to the Razel house for training . ”
“What I’m most afraid of is the lack of information . Of course, it’d be easy to just kill him, but is there anyway for us to look into his background?”
One of the subordinates had raised their hand,
“Recently, there’s been a VIP frequenting our casino . He’s the heir to the Peetak Count house, but he owes us a considerable debt . We might be able to use him . ”
“Yeah, that sounds fine . Alcohol, women, money- use anything to gather information on the fool who messed with us . We always get our revenge . ”
First, they needed to gather information on their opponent as a precaution .
“We’ll make that n.o.ble brat regret ever getting involved with us . ”
The pirates laughed and smiled as they swore revenge on Liam .
The territory of Viscount Razel .
It was a place that he usually didn’t go to, but Thomas had arrived there to conduct business .
“Lord Liam’s name doesn’t seem to have any effect on the pirates here…”
In the territory ruled by Liam and its nearby vicinity, pirates hardly ever appeared .
However, things seemed to be different in the Razel house’s territory .
One of his subordinates gave a report,
“We were able to get through by paying the toll, but isn’t the timing of all of this suspicious? Could it be that they actually have a connection with the Viscount?”
Thomas also felt this,
“I know, but we couldn’t really ask Lord Liam to prepare bodyguards this time . If you consider the profits, we’d be in the red with the escort costs . ”
It’d be nice if they could see him at the Razel house’s s.p.a.ceport, but they were on a schedule and had to leave as soon as business was finished .
“I wanted to say h.e.l.lo to Lord Liam, but it looks like it’s impossible at the moment . ”
The subordinate exhaled a sigh,
“Even once we finish the deal, we’ll barely be making a profit . I don’t really like places like this, which seem to have strong connections to pirates . ”
The pirates demanded tolls that changed depending on how successful the merchant seemed to be .
They were amounts that were just barely tolerable .
“I heard that the Viscount was quite the reputable lord, but is that true?”
Thomas was worried that Liam would be corrupted in the ways of the Razel house .