Edited by Pantherocker
I need to describe how I felt after i realized that Karen was the person who had been attacked by the dragon.
What was she doing here? She should have been home at this time.
“What are you doing here?”
“… um, what about you? What are you doing here?”
Karen replied to my question with another question while gazing at the collapsing dragon.
Well, who wouldn’t want to ask such a question?
Asking the person who was fighting against a dragon was way more interesting than answering my question, after all.
“Ah… dragon extermination?”
“Why are you answering with a question?!”
I got confused and ended up replying in a weird way.
Karen, who complained about my answer, changed her expression suddenly and started to fluster.
“Wa- behind you!!”
Karen made an uproar as she pointed at something behind me.
That something was none other than the dragon, who rose up and was about to throw its flames at us again.
Although, I had already known about it from the start.
I kicked the ground with my foot as I turned toward the dragon.
“You’re to persistent.”
With my kick, a giant dirt wall materialized between the dragon and us, obstructing the flames.
A dirt wall was more than enough to block the breath of a weakened dragon.
“Give it a break already and drop dead.”
As I addressed the dragon with those words, I used a wind blade to behead it behind the wall so that Karen won’t be able to see anything grotesque.
The last roar of a weakened dragon who had now lost its head reached our ears from behind the wall before it turned into light particles.
This time around it was done.
“What was that just now?”
I felt relieved after finishing the dragon, and Karen was mute from witnessing my abilities.
That’s bad. I ended up using magic as if it was a normal situation.
Well, she had already seen the entire fight earlier so that didn’t matter. But still, how was I supposed to explain things to her?
I was at loss for words.
“Errm, it’s a magic trick…”
That was my desperate excuse.
“C’mon, there’s no way that could the case.”
Karen answered me with a mocking tone. I know right? No way, right?
Why the heck did I pick a lame excuse like a magic trick?! That just made me sound like some old man.
“Ah, more importantly.”
Doing something about the current situation was more important now.
The city must be in a great fuss by this time. I made a magic skill that would serve as a full solution to the problem.
“You have learned the skill 【erase magic】.”
This should do it. The memories of everyone in this city will be erased if I used this skill, and I gave it a shot.
First I had to specify the range using 【space magic】. I chose the whole city, except for the place we were standing. The reason I wouldn’t be using it on Karen was because I would probably faint from the loss of magic power once I used it.
That was why it would be better to leave one person who remembered what happened, and if it was Karen, I wouldn’t mind speaking to her about my abilities. I finished assigning the range and activated the magic to delete the memory of every single person inside this city.
The moment I chanted the spell in my mind, I felt every bit of strength leaving my body.
It was proof that I was using a great amount of magic.
As my magic was getting extracted, my head started to ache. So it came to this after all.
“Eh, wai- what’s wrong?”
Seeing me holding my head with both of my arms so suddenly, Karen approached me.
I forgot to tell her about that.
“Karen… I will… be fainting… for a…. while now…. Leave it to… you.”
I desperately conveyed to Karen while fighting against the pain.
“You have learned the skill 【mental resistance】”
My endurance somehow bore fruit and I acquired a new skill.
That was appreciated. With this skill I can reduce the time I was unconscious from fainting.
I finally lost consciousness while thinking that I was lucky.
I was in a slightly confusing situation now.
A dragon attacked me then Onii-chan defeated it, but when I asked him about what happened he suddenly fainted. I became unable to tell what was going on.
Right now, Onii-chan was asleep with his head on my lap. I couldn’t let him sleep on the ground, so I thought I’d let him use my lap.
The ground was slightly hurting my legs but it wasn’t such a big deal. I remained sitting with only the least idea of the situation.
“So, he saved me once again.”
The only thing I knew was that I was rescued by Onii-chan again.
He always came to save me in these kind of situations. It was the same even at that time before.
It happened when I was still in grade school getting bullied.
At that time, I didn’t have any counter-plans nor did I have the courage to stand against the girls who were bullying me.
“Kamiya, why do you still come to school?”
“You don’t have to come here anymore.”
“You’re an eyesore.”
I was crying and closing my ears while being surrounded and getting abused by my classmates in a hidden place.
I’m tired of this, I want to die.
The moment when I was about to reach the end of my patience…
“What are you doing to my little sister?”
My big brother came in sight.
At that time he used to be the quiet type who spent his time observing his surroundings.
Onii-chan then started disputing with the girls who were bullying me and…
“Do you enjoy doing something like this?”
“That doesn’t concern you anyway.”
“If you got time to bully someone go spend it doing something else.”
“The real eyesore is you!”
The girls who were bullying me recoiled from his insults and escaped.
After making sure they were gone, he turned to me, who was sitting on the bare ground, and offered his hand to help me up.
“Let’s go home, Karen.”
Hearing his words, I began crying for a different reason again. I still remember the nervous face he made at that time.
From that time on, all the bullying from my classmates stopped.
It was because someone took pictures of them bullying me and scattered them in the school.
It was obviously his doing, but Onii-chan kept on feigning ignorance.
Thanks to that, not only the bullying halted but even the girls who abused me transferred to another school.
This time he will probably try to deny what happened today, but I will surely make him confess the truth.
“Thank you… Onii-chan.”
I said to my unconscious elder brother.
When Karen and Yato were in grade school.
“Onii-chan, it was you who scattered the pictures in school, right?”
“It’s you right?”
“I told you no.”
“So it’s not you, after all.”
“No, it’s m- aah.”
“So it’s you.”
“No, you lured me to say no.”
“I will take your words as a confirmation.”
“Where did you learn that line?”