Late at night, I got up after making sure the kids were asleep. The children look happy in their sleep. I gently put my cloak on Nina and the children, and as I was leaving the hut, a voice called out to me from behind.
“Papa, are you working?”
I turned around and saw Stella up and looking at me, with beautiful red eyes that looked a little worried.
“Sorry, did I wake you?”
Conversation in a low voice so as not to wake the other children.
“I’m going out for a bit, get some sleep.”
“Papa…will you come home okay?”
“Yes, of course. Because the day after tomorrow, we’ll all be living together in a new house.”
“Hm… ok. Don’t get hurt.”
“That’s right … Stella will be worried.”
“We all will.”
Stella was a good girl after all.
“Then I’ll go.”
“Hmm, is there anything else?”
“Someday, please tell us why you decided to become our dad.”
“I don’t mind… but it’s nothing to hide, so I can tell you now.”
And it’s not like there’s such a big reason.
“No, I want to hear it with everyone else. …Go ahead, Dad.”
“….Oh, I’m off.”
I feel like I’m being seen through.
Well, strangely enough, I don’t feel bad.
Well, then, daddy’s going to have to work hard for a new life with these kids.
I headed for the restrained thugs.
“Is this your hideout?”
I look at the two thugs who I dragged while they were restrained.
“Uh… that’s right… hey, please help me. I really didn’t want to do this… I’ll change my mind and live honestly from now on, okay? Please…”
“Oh, me too! I showed you the way to the hideout, didn’t I? I don’t wanna die!”
The thugs begin to beg for their lives.
“I warned you, and you threw that chance away on yourself, didn’t you?”
For those of us who have been victims of these guys, it doesn’t matter if these two are serious or not, and most importantly, I have decided that these guys will be the bane of my new life.
“…I’d better get this over with and get back home, or Nina will miss me and Stella will be worried.”
I walked away, leaving the two headless bodies where they were.
A seemingly ordinary house in a back alley. But in front of the house, there are two guards who clearly do not look like professional criminals.
I don’t know if they want to hide it or not. ……
As I walk up to them, the two guards look at me and one stays at the door while the other approaches.
Maybe if something happens, the guy in front of the door will go inside to alert the rest. The distance between the door and this one is about 5 meters.
“Who are you? You don’t look like a real thug…”
I don’t want to be told that by you.
“Oh? No matter how you look at it, you guys are adventurers. Or rather, are you guys greedy spider?”
Without answering, he turned his gaze to the man in front of the door, and returned his gaze to me.
“How did you find out about ……?”
“I won’t let you.”
I closed the distance between me and the man in front of the door and decapitated him before he could open the door. The man’s head flutters in the air with his eyes wide open in surprise, the man who was talking to me earlier has already lost his head and is dead.
Why do I only aim for the head?
It’s fast and certain. Besides, if I cut off the heads, I can destroy the possibility of them being revived as an undead.
Magic would be fine, but if any of the greedy spiders have magic detection skills, they might notice the attack if I use magic. Let’s try to refrain from using magic as much as possible.
This may not be the only way in or out, and it would be troublesome if they escaped.
When I opened the door, I saw men playing cards amidst the smell of alcohol and cigarettes. The men who noticed me were saying something to each other and holding up knives and swords.
“Who the hell are you!? What happened to those guys outside!?”
“I killed them. Just like this.”
I decapitated the man closest to me.