◈ Episode 28 Werewolf (3)
“yes?! Now, wait! Isn’t it normal to ask if you’re okay at times like this?!”
Erendir thought he had heard something wrong.
To say that the teacher who saved them from the werewolf said as soon as he saw this side would give a penalty point.
Breaking the atmosphere is also breaking the atmosphere, but from Erendir’s point of view, there was a part that was quite unfair.
“Erendir. What are you yelling at for good?”
“I got permission from another teacher… … !”
“noisy. Even if you get permission, it should be done in a way that is not dangerous. Don’t you know what you just almost got into?”
“You can’t even take good care of your own body, but your mouth is alive.”
Rudger was relentless even if the opponent was the princess.
Even Erendir couldn’t refute Ludger’s words.
The reason she was able to walk around like this at night was because of her status as a princess.
It was easy to make the excited students bow their heads and send them back to the dormitory with just the position of the princess.
Erendir herself, as the princess, had a sense of responsibility so that the students would not fall into danger, and was immersed in this role.
In the end, it is only when the person himself is in danger that the truth is reversed.
Realizing that, Erendir bit his lip and clenched his fist.
There was nothing wrong with what Rudger said.
“Then, please at least make up for this child’s penalty points.”
Rudger’s gaze turned to Line.
Recognizing her shrugged shoulders, Ludger soon turned his attention to the textbook that Line was holding in his arms.
“yes yes. Mr. Rudger.”
“What did you do without going back to the dormitory yet?”
“That, that… … .”
“You admit that you are eager to study, but don’t you know that doing such a thing under these circumstances will cause trouble to others?”
“… … sorry.”
Rudger shook his head.
No matter what I said here and now, it only consumed my emotions, and it wasn’t a fundamental solution.
“Take care of Line and send her back to the dormitory. If you do that, I won’t have the penalty points I just said.”
“Should I say it again?”
“… … no. All right.”
Erendir replied that he would, but he couldn’t erase the doubt that suddenly came to him.
‘for a moment. Why is there such a big difference between talking to me and talking to Lee’s junior here?’
Aren’t you rather worried about Rene, while talking bitterly about yourself to wake up?
While I was contemplating whether I should consider this or not, the werewolf who had been engulfed in flames jumped up.
“Stop, sir! excuse me!”
Rudger stood as if protecting Line and Erendir, staring at the werewolf.
Most of the wounds caused by the magic had healed, but the guy was still distracted by the shimmering pain.
The werewolf, who had been staring at us with endless hostility in his eyes, suddenly moved.
Not to run away, but to run away.
“oh! run away!”
At the same time as Line shouted, Ludger chased after the werewolf.
I had no intention of missing the werewolf I had just found.
Linen and Erendir didn’t notice yet, but that werewolf’s neck was also stuffed with restraints.
It was fortunate that the restraints were covered with fur and could not be seen properly.
However, if someone else discovers it later, even destroying the evidence becomes difficult.
Rudger put magic into his legs and kicked off the seat.
After chasing the werewolf through the dark grass and crossing the garden, I saw the werewolf climbing up the outer wall of a nearby research building toward the rooftop.
Sharp claws easily dug into the outer walls of the building, and the huge body eventually reached the rooftop full of spires.
‘Don’t miss it.’
Rudger immediately used the wire launcher to soar vertically into the air and landed on the roof.
Erendir and Line, who were still watching the scene from a distance, opened their mouths in admiration.
“That was just floating magic, wasn’t it?”
Floating magic that can be realized by discharging mana in the manifestation system.
I couldn’t believe Ludger’s mana management, which he could use naturally while running.
The two, who couldn’t see the wire launcher because it was a dark night, saw all of Ludger’s movements as part of magic.
Two silhouettes on the rooftop face each other.
It wasn’t clear from a distance, but it wasn’t hard to tell who was Rudger just by his size and rough appearance.
“ah. full moon.”
The clouds in the sky lifted, and soon, cold and cozy silver light poured down like the hem of a curtain.
It was a full moon night today.
Rudger, who was balancing on the roof of a building full of steeples, moved first.
Not to be outdone by the werewolves, they rushed at Ludger.
The two new models crossed each other and a close battle ensued.
“oh my god.”
Rine and Erendir watched Ludgar fight, forgetting that they had to leave their seats.
There was something about Ludger’s appearance that made it hard to take one’s eyes off it.
Under the moonlight, Ludgar dances and dodges the werewolf’s attack.
The trembling attacks felt on the skin even though they were far away.
Nothing could touch Ludger’s body.
And the dazzling magic that bursts through the gaps in the werewolf’s attack.
Fire, ice and wind. Attribute elements shoot like arrows.
Its power was second-tier, but it thoroughly aimed at the werewolf’s weak points and struck them.
‘You said you were in the army before coming here.’
Erendir remembered about Ludgar Celisch.
I wasn’t particularly interested in it, but the maid in charge of her brought me material to read just in case, so I watched it to pass the time.
At that time, she remembered that Ludgar Celish had enlisted in the military and had a record while hunting the Cryptids.
The writings written in that history.
It was actually unfolding right in front of my eyes.
It was the first time Erendir had seen a wizard’s fight.
No, could that be considered a battle between wizards?
It was more restrained, neat, and cool.
More like a soldier than a wizard, no, more like a hunter who thoroughly aims for his target.
The werewolf let out a rough sound and rolled on the roof before sliding down the slope.
Rudger didn’t miss it.
A predator that never misses an opening created by a wounded prey.
The sight of him using magic against werewolves made him feel more like a wolf.
Ludgar’s fangs of ice pierced the werewolf’s chest.
Three fist-sized ice spears in succession pierced the werewolf’s body and fixed it on the roof.
No matter how regenerative a werewolf was, a wound that had no choice but to die instantly.
The fight was over.
‘Whoa. It’s exhausting.’
Rudgar realized that he had expended a lot of mana to fight him.
‘It’s not good to use a lot of mana.’
At least, it was good to meet Hans and bring the medicine back. Otherwise, she would have been in big trouble.
Originally, I wouldn’t have used magic when dealing with that werewolf.
There are plenty of ways that are surer than wasting useless mana.
The deterioration of the body when mana was consumed also played a role.
If there was a problem, this place was Seorn.
It was that there were more eyes watching him.
‘It’s impossible for a magic teacher not to use magic in front of the students.’
First of all, he is Seorn’s teacher, but if he uses the tools or methods he used in his days as a hunter instead of magic here, that will lead to suspicion.
‘I need to finish it quickly before it becomes more of a nuisance.’
In addition to this guy, there is still one more hiding in Seorn.
I was thinking of finishing all the werewolf’s treatment within today.
As Rudger slowly approached, the staggering werewolf suddenly raised its arms.
There’s still a distance, so there’s no way you can reach it even if you swing your arms, so what are you trying to do?
Ludger’s doubts disappeared the moment he saw the debris of the building thrown by the werewolf.
It was fortunate that I was vigilant in case I didn’t know.
Rudger immediately released his mana and put a barrier around his body.
The flying fragments hit and bounced off, but the problem was that the werewolf bought time for the next move.
The guy immediately raised both hands and hit the roof floor hard.
Because of the werewolf’s strong muscle strength, a corner of the roof collapsed, and the guy’s body also fell down there.
Debris spread and clouds of dust rose around it.
Rudger narrowed his eyes as he watched the scene.
‘A werewolf used a tool?’
Even if they are not cryptids, but artificial creatures, as they are based on wolves, naturally, their instincts as beasts come first.
Even if you use your head, it’s all about distinguishing whether or not the other person can touch you.
But from the previous guy to the one in front of me now.
Calling him a werewolf was somewhat unreasonable.
It is also possible to run away the moment you feel threatened, but Ludger did not expect at all that he would throw the remains of a broken building in particular.
‘Did I miss it?’
Entering the building through the hole, Ludger clicked his tongue as he realized that the werewolf itself had disappeared.
However, it was not completely missed.
It was because there was a scent that gently tickled his nose in the air.
‘It’s good that you buried the tracking incense in the middle of the fight in case you didn’t know.’
Rudgar followed the scent of the werewolf’s tracking scent.
There is still no change in the idea of finishing all of this within today.
Because he wanted to live.
* * *
“Tacey! Tacey! Where are you!”
“Aidan. I can’t see it no matter how much I look around. Wouldn’t it be better to just give up?”
Aidan and Leo were diligently searching out of sight to find Tacey.
The last time they heard that Taycey had gone to the woods to the east, the two of them continued to search for her even after the sun had set.
However, no trace of Tacey could be found.
Leo, who was starting to get annoyed, spoke first.
“Even Tacey would have resigned on her own because she didn’t want to. Wouldn’t that be the case if you couldn’t find it anywhere?”
“Still, you never know. It’s our fault for not turning down the bet properly, no matter how wildly Tacy made the bet.”
At Aidan’s conclusion, Leo put on a puzzled expression.
Certainly, he was annoyed by Tacey’s constant clinging to him, and it was he who spoke the lie in the hopes of kicking her out.
A little guilty.
Because of that, I was wandering around looking for Tacey.
“Still, if the teachers get caught, we’re in danger too. Others would say it’s just a penalty point, but for those who have to care about rankings, those penalty points are big.”
“I still can’t leave you alone.”
“Do you really believe Taycey is still looking for a werewolf?”
“I don’t usually do that, but it’s Tay.”
In fact, Aidan didn’t know why he was so sure after he said it.
However, the look in Tacy’s eyes when she spoke to herself again or when she spoke normally.
I felt desperate and even obsessive like that of a person who always wants to achieve something.
If she was like that, I thought that maybe, she might actually move while ruining her body to catch the werewolf.
“Ugh. I get it. Let’s check it out for another 30 minutes. If not, let’s go back then.”
Looking at this boy with a sense of justice, Leo sighed.
I couldn’t even dry it.
It was because he knew full well that this good-natured guy who had approached him as a friend for helping him for the first time was stubborn, not willing to compromise at critical moments.
It was the moment when the two of them, having taken a little break, were about to move again.
The screams of a girl can be heard in the distance.
The strangely familiar voice was, without a doubt, the voice of Tacy Freeard, the two of them were anxiously searching for.
“okay. I heard It’s over there!”
The two of them ran through the grass and tree branches to where the screams had come from.
At that moment, the grass on the other side shook and someone jumped out.
And Aidan, who was running in the lead, collided with it.
Aidan fell backwards on something.
“oh my. What is it all of a sudden?”
Aidan lifted his head, feeling the strong pressure on his body as he fell backwards.
The first thing I saw was red hair that didn’t lose its presence even when bathed in the soft moonlight.
“… … Tacey?”
“… … Aidan?”
Tacey also hurriedly stood up, realizing who she was riding on top of as if hugging.
“you you! Why are you here!”
“I can hear your screams… … .”
“what?! Rain, what a scream! Haven’t you ever?”
Seeing Tacey blushing and shouting at Aidan, Leo sighed, saying he was worried for nothing.
Then the cry of the beast was heard.
“omg! Aidan. Did you hear?”
“uh. Is this really the werewolf of that rumor?”
The two men’s wary gazes went over the bush. Eedan and Leo both pulled out their wands.
Then, Tacey stood in front of the two of them.
“Both of you. Wait a minute.”
“Tacey. What are you doing?”
At Aidan’s question, Tacey hesitated uncharacteristically, then put a finger to her lips and motioned for the two to follow.
Aidan and Leo looked at each other wondering what was going on, and eventually decided to follow Tacey.
The three of them, moving quietly, eventually reached the front of a basin where the ground collapsed.
“Look over there.”
As I looked in the direction Tacy pointed in a quiet voice, I saw something wriggling in the center of a branch full of fallen leaves.
“That… … .”
Aidan, a country boy with good night vision, immediately recognized what it was.
It was clearly a werewolf. There were scars everywhere, and he was constantly gasping for breath, but it was definitely like that.
“Are you a kid?”
The small guy was a cub that hadn’t reached adulthood yet.