It’s Fine For You To Become What Ya Wanna Be | Part 17
“How did that guy get this strong?…No, why did he want to get stronger? What kind of reason could he have to obtain this much power!?”
Rex asked Takako in a trembling voice as he looked away from Kagami. Kagami, who was bold enough to single-handedly fight against the Monsters with his bare hands, smiled while he fought and stopped the Monster’s attacks with his body.
“…Who knows? Even now, I don’t know why he became that strong. But, if his original goal was to obtain the power to fight, I can understand it, even if it’s just that.”
Takako replied to Rex cryptically, while watching over Kagami intently.
“The reason he wanted the power to fight, you say?”
Showing interest, Rex asked without facing her.
“A reason that, surely, is not too different from yours…The Hero, Rex Chickyboy.”
Takako muttered Rex’s full name. Including Rex, the six present, Alice, Menou, Palna, Krul, and Tina looked at Takako as if she had swapped places with Kagami.
“You…know of me?”
“I’m a bar owner, you know? I’m well-informed from my profession. Well…Even if that wasn’t the case, I think that you’re famous. A man with a promising future born in a distinguished family of the Arcasia Kingdom with the role of the Hero…Rex Chickyboy. Weren’t you a hopeless heir who had lost his noble house while still so young…because they were met with ill-fortune and were slaughtered on a journey after encountering seldomly seen, high-Level Monsters?”
As if she hit the mark, Rex showed Takako an unpleased look in response to her words.
“After that, aside from the heir going on a journey…I feel like the rest of the events have lead up to this moment?”
“Is that so…I-I didn’t know.”
Krul muttered in a small voice, looking lost for words, perhaps because she was slightly sympathizing with Rex, who was making a distorted expression.
Beside her, Palna spoke, “You…Speaking of Chicckyboy…” in a subdued voice, staring intently at Rex rather than focusing on his past.
When she heard this, Krul muttered “Chickyboy…is it?” as though she was following suit, and Tina also muttered “Chickyboy” while looking dumbfounded shortly after.
“Tch! Anyways, there’s no point in talking about me! That guy had his parents killed by Monsters just like me, right? Are you talking about him wanting the power to fight so he can take revenge?”
“That’s right. I think his reason for wanting the power to fight is definitely because of that.”
“If that’s so…then why is that guy protecting Demons? If they were killed by Monsters, shouldn’t he take his revenge by killing the Demons that spawn them?”
“That’s where you’re wrong. Your parents were both killed by Monsters, but while Kagami’s father was killed by a Monster, his mother…a human, was killed by another human.”
Although Rex understood what had been said, he was left speechless. He felt as though the unpleasant feelings that had always been in his chest had finally disappeared. Since he had continually fought with Monsters to get his revenge, he understood what her statement meant.
He didn’t need Takako to explain it to instantly understand. Why did Kagami maintain his neutral position? Why had he been pissed off at Kagami? Why did he continue to doubt Kagami, while Kagami continued to fight with Monsters?
“He will get his revenge on all Monsters, since his precious person was killed by a Monster. Then, will he get revenge on all humans because his mother was killed by a human? Will he root them all out?”
Everyone there easily came up with the answer. There wasn’t a need to bear a grudge against all humans just for that reason, even if it was for revenge. Somehow, it wasn’t possible to say that, because he was a human as well.
People that formed the same community wouldn’t kill each other, since they were companions. Rather, there wasn’t a reason to kill each other in the first place. However, in regards to Monsters, there was a reason. They hurt humans, after all.
In other words, to exterminate all Monsters for revenge was just his personal feelings. In this world’s system, they were existences that should be killed, and no problems would arise from it. This wasn’t revenge, but just obeying the system.
Alice finally understood the meaning of the words that Kagami had spoken before, “Because I’m an idiot.” He had said it because it was convenient to kill things as a human.
However, out of all of them, only Palna could not admit the fact that she understood.
“Was it because…I just went too far with it?”
Rex muttered as he lowered his head. However, Krul tried to support him by slapping his back with a ‘Pon’ when she saw his appearance.
“Kagami-san has said it. Demons are harmful and are the enemy of humans. However, I think I have an idea as to why Kagami positions himself as neutral. I think there’s a reason why he has never gone too far while he fought with Monsters and Demons. Otherwise, he wouldn’t care about his own safety…I think this is one of the answers.”
Krul took five steps forward with resolution as she said that. Then she stood still and looked back at Takako’s group with a small smile.
“Although most of us already understand it, I want to ask him why he thought about going against the ways of this world. I want to hear his answer directly from his mouth after this. It will be problematic if that person dies in this situation.”
After she finished saying this, Krul began to run towards Kagami and the troop of 10,000 Monsters with a serious face, looking determined once again.
“I, too…have things I still want to ask him. Like how he managed to get that strong!”
When Rex saw Krul suddenly start running, he let out a sigh and smiled before following behind her.
“Please wait for a moment, Krul-san, Chick…Rex-san! You’ll die immediately since you can’t heal!”
“Isn’t it fine…she wants to hear it directly from his mouth when this is over. His reason for trying to go against the ways of this world!”
Tina began to run to try and catch up with the two who had run off, and Palna soon began to follow as she glared at Kagami, as if she was sizing him up.
“Ah…It’s the springtime of youth! It’s been a long time since my blood began to boil after seeing such a development! Let’s go! Gotta make it a dynamic entry, you know? Urooaaaaaaaaah!”
Although the Hero’s party had been seen as an enemy until very recently, Takako yelled in excitement after seeing the people running with hopes for Kagami. Her muscles swelled up as blood coursed through them and she began to run vigorously, quickly overtaking the Hero’s party.
“Takako-dono!? I, too, will assist you!”
Menou believed that there was value in following Takako and fighting to protect Kagami, even if he was to be called a traitor, and began to run without hesitation.
When the warriors saw them go, their desire for a fight was lit up and they thought about what they were capable of doing. Alice also began to run towards the eastern side of Salumeria, retracing her footsteps.