Glutton Berserker ~The One That Exceeds The Concept Of Levels - Chapter 216
Chapter 216 – The Last Judgment
In the midst of the endless attack, I regained consciousness. Like a kid with a toy, Libra shot a Bloody Ptarmigan with a black bow.
In such a situation, Greed manipulated my body to avoid it at the last minute.
『You’re late to the party, buddy』
[Sorry for the wait]
『I gather somehow you made it work?』
Roxy had regained her heart. But it was not without a price.
Snow wouldn’t be coming back. Because she assimilated with Roxy’s inner world in order for the latter to retain the angel-like power.
Roxy’s eyelids started to flutter open ever so slightly.
Tears fell from the corner of her eyes. That alone tells that she understood what happened to herself.
But now was not the time to wallow in sadness. It might seem cruel, but I still had to ask.
[Can you fight?]
A clear voice replied back to me. As expected. I have been saved many times by her strength after all.
Roxy separated from me and flapped her white wings. Two more wings unfurled when she spread hers.
She now had three pairs of wings just like me. And the brilliance of the holy sword she drew was also different from before.
It was shining more divinely. According to Greed, it’s no longer an artificial holy sword, but something closer to the real thing. Its performance was not inferior to that of a mortal sin weapon. Even from my point of view, I could feel the power as it irritated my skin.
Roxy, in her form as a Valkyrie, smiled at me. Even the angel halo above her head seemed like it was speaking to me.
[A gift from Snow-chan. She’ll always be with me. Now then, let’s go!]
[Yeah, let’s. Greed too.]
『Already at it』
I flapped my black wings as hard as I could. Aiming toward Libra who floated in front of the sun-like sphere.
That guy didn’t seem to be perturbed, even after I managed to regain Roxy back.
He was as sloven as usual, as if he had all the time in the world. As if he doesn’t feel anything. Is it because this was also in the pre-established harmony that Mikuriya was talking about?
We’ve come this far. There’s no reason to stop now.
My body was already moving… so was my mind. I’m here now, and I’m not fighting alone.
Roxy and Greed were here with me. Back in the original world, Myne and Eris should be fighting for their lives against the sacred beasts.
The same went for Aaron and the White Knights who remained to protect the royal capital. I can’t stop the thoughts that have been connected by so many people here.
We were not the only ones fighting….
As we approached, Libra raised his hand with a cool look on his face.
Greed advised. Countless black cubes change shape. Their appearance was that of a black spear suitable for throwing.
It looked like he’s intending to skewer us with numbers.
Libra silently lowered his hand. Innumerable black spears rained down upon us.
Before I even called her, Roxy already flew in front of me. She deployed the protective barrier that she showed when we defeated the sacred beast Aquarius’ Sky Cannon.
No, it’s of a higher realm than that time. Inside this warm barrier, strangely, courage sprang up.
There was such a sense of security that the innumerable black spears approaching were no longer a concern.
It’s not just this protective barrier. I have always been protected. From the royal capital to Gallia… now, even here.
I put my trust in Roxy.
[For always staying by my side.]
Many black spears were blocked by protective barriers, not even able to get near us. It seemed to keep the opposition at a distance.
Contrary to my expectations, her reply came back stronger. It makes me happy and fills me with strength.
I’m going to go all the way to Libra. He let out an artificial sigh as he narrowed his eyes.
[The power of refusal, huh…even Snow, God’s guardian shield, is betraying me? It’s deplorable…that I’m the only one who can respond to God’s will anymore.]
I raised my voice and called his name. Then, Libra covered his face with his hands and grinned.
[However, you can’t do anything if you just hide behind that. It’s pointless to resist. You can’t reach me.]
I could only release the 6th form secret technique Revolt Brionac one last time. After that, all I had was just Greed.
In comparison, Libra’s black spears were countless.
It’s easy to guess the result… I guess that’s what Libra wanted to say.
[If you don’t come, let me put this to an end. There are too many sacrifices here. I wonder if even the power of refusal can prevent this.]
[You… no way.]
[An attack that can’t be recreated with just that tiny weapon…as a last resort against you.]
A change occurred in the black spears there were scattered around. As it sucked in the souls around it, it grew sharper and more ominous.
That is…the 6th form secret technique, Revolt Brionac. And that power of annihilation is about to attack us repeatedly.
[Now let me ask you. What would happen in a fight of one against countless? If you get it, then just give up already.]
I looked at Roxy’s face instead.
The two of us nodded at each other. It was an unwavering mutual wish.
Even if Libra says it’s impossible, it’s up to us to decide. It was never his to decide.
Seeing us like that, Libra said in amazement.
[What a pity. And all this after I gave you the chance.]
At once, countless 《Revolt Brionac》 attacked the protective barrier. Although the attacks were mostly repelled, the sound of being gradually scraped resounds.
Roxy put even more effort into maintaining the protective barrier, but she began to be overwhelmed by the power of the secret technique of annihilation.
At this rate… Unable to just look on anymore, I switched the black sword into spear form.
[I can still handle this much.]
I wanted to protect her, so I embarked on this journey with her. And we have come so far.
It all started with an impossibility, didn’t it? In that case, it’s not too late… What is it that I am so confused about?
[Greed, are you with me?]
『Naturally. There’s no way I’ll lose to fakes no matter how many. Give me all you have!』
No need to think about the future. Just focus on this one Revolt Brionac.
The black spear, which had transformed into an ominous figure, was aimed at Libra and thrown with all the power I possessed.
Roxy’s voice gave me the last push. With that power on board, my《Revolt Brionac》 collided with countless of the same techniques.
However, in the blink of an eye, the《Revolt Brionac》I fired was swallowed up.
Libra sneered as if to say that he had foreseen it.
[What a waste of an attempt.]
No, I could still feel it. I could feel Greed even when he’s not in my hands. The secret technique had not stopped.
If my partner hasn’t given up, there’s no way I, the wielder, will give up.
I had almost no strength left. Even so, Greed’s progress still cannot be stopped. I don’t want it to stop.
Roxy was still unable to move due to maintaining the defense against the black spears that were attacking for openings. Libra was tough, even in absolute dominance.
[Greed, punch through them all. Don’t lose to those fakes. We can’t afford to lose.]
『I will……Fate. This power』
Greed’s voice reached me even though I was far away. It was the first time… I felt like I was right next to you even if I was far away. It was as if they were crossing and overlapping each other’s hearts.
Right now… I feel like we can go even further. And yet, do I have power…?
I heard a voice calling my name inside me. I thought I would never hear it again.
Dad’s voice. It’s gentle and calm, making me momentarily forget that I was fighting right now.
(You’re not alone… I’m with you too. No, look around.)
Innumerable souls floating in the air caught my eye.
(Mortal Sin Skills go against God’s reason…heresy. On the flip side… the wishes of those who seek salvation from this absolute truth.)
The souls advancing towards the gigantic sphere of light changed direction. And then, the flow began to change to surround us.
(Among them, the Gluttony skill was born to resemble that god. Originally, it was supposed to offer a place of peace where souls would not be sacrificed to that God…)
(If you were able to face the Gluttony skill and come this far… you can accept them and still be Fate. Hopefully, the other you too… I did a terrible thing. I couldn’t believe him, even though he was supposed to be my son too…)
At the end of those words, I felt the power that had been exhausted within me welling up. Dad…give me strength again…
Thanks, Dad. And I directed that power into Greed.
But, it’s still not enough. I was able to resist, but I was too helpless in front of the countless secret techniques released by Libra.
At this rate, we’ll be pushed back.
However, I regained my strength. It’s not dad anymore. Then who? Emotions and memories that I didn’t know flowed in with that power.
It continued, on and on. It’s like I had countless people behind me.
Reflecting on my father’s words, I looked at the souls around us. They passed through Roxy’s protective barrier and assimilated into me.
Each one was small and ephemeral. But they gathered together, swelling into something big, and became my power.