I, the “false hero” expelled the “true hero” Volume 1 Chapter 3 part 4

We walked through the forest, the crunching of leaves beneath our feet, familiar with the rhythm of the woods. Carrying a bag filled with camping gear, thanks to Fabbro’s flexibility, we continued walking.
 
“It seems like we’re returning to the forest after leaving it. Seems like the forest has a special connection with us.”
 
After that, the favor Fabbro asked for was to subdue a magical beast that appeared near the human settlement.
 
According to Fabbro, there had been an increase in magical beasts not seen around Oro Village lately. However, those creatures didn’t actively attack people.
 
But that changed … Read the rest

I, the “false hero” expelled the “true hero” Volume 1 Chapter 3 part 3

The village’s only blacksmith looked just as rugged as you’d expect a blacksmith to be. After knocking several times, I opened the poorly constructed door.
 
The inside was deserted, but there were various armaments. Several swords were displayed on the shelves, but those swords were also covered in dust. Some were even haphazardly dumped in barrels.
 
Compared to the armaments I saw in the royal capital, these were far inferior. But then again, it’s an unfair comparison when the royal capital weapons are so expensive.
 
“They don’t look very high quality.”
 
“Hey now, you shouldn’t say … Read the rest

I, the “false hero” expelled the “true hero” Volume 1 Chapter 3 part 2

Having finished my role as the [False Hero] and set off on the path of the [Savior],
 
I, Ayame, was currently being questioned at Oro’s guardhouse after getting arrested.
 
“So tell me, what exactly were you planning after entering our village?”
 
“Wait wait, why are you assuming I’m already up to something? I’m not a shady guy, really!”
 
“What can you say, skulking around in that weird mask, coming into some backwater village…I admit that was blunt but you can’t deny a random guy with no visible weapons wandering into remote villages like ours is suspicious as hell!”
 
Unable to … Read the rest

I, the “false hero” expelled the “true hero” Volume 1 Chapter 3 part 1

Chapter 3: The Savior
 

Oro Village
 

“Alright, I think I’m good to go now.”
 
I stretch over and over with a crackle crackle, loosening up my stiff joints so my body feels more limber.
 
Since that incident, I was determined to head to another village but after just a short walk, my wounds started stinging painfully so I came crawling back to the original cave.
 
Afterwards, Iris would heal me with her [Saint] powers, make food for me. “I’ll wash your body too!” she said, laying out a cloth while breathing heavily , but of course I … Read the rest

I, the “false hero” expelled the “true hero” Volume 1 Chapter 2 Part 10

“Strange…”
 
“What is, Sir?”
 
“Shouldn’t I be dead? So why am I still alive?”
 
“You didn’t die, Sir. You just lost consciousness after grinning like an idiot and fainting.”
 
“Seriously!? How embarrassing…I want to die…”
 
As I clutch my face in mortification, she heaves a weary sigh. I cringe even harder.
 
A young elf girl watches this spectacle with a look of exasperation.
 
I was saved after falling from the cliff. And my savior turned out to be none other than Iris – the elf girl I rescued back then!
 
Other than … Read the rest

I, the “false hero” expelled the “true hero” Volume 1 Chapter 2 Part 9

“Foil…I am the Hero. It’s my duty to save the people. So please, hand over the Holy Sword. Then there’d be no need for me to defeat you.”
 
I’m shocked by his words. Rather than demanding I hand it over, Yuu is trying to resolve this through dialogue.
 
“It’s true, what happened with Sir Gladius and Lady Mary was unfortunate. By the time I arrived…the people had already…But Foil. There aren’t many terrible rumors about you. So please, surrender. I’ll plead your case at the temple too! I swear no undue harm will come to you! So please…!”… Read the rest

I, the “false hero” expelled the “true hero” Volume 1 Chapter 2 Part 8

“Oh my. How unsophisticated. To think the esteemed [Hero] would resort to fleeing. Disappointing.”
 
Some time later after the landslide subsided.
 
The three demons were unharmed, having used ice walls conjured by [Ice Fog] Suuey to shelter themselves from the landslide.
 
Ice that had shielded them as barricades collapses with clinking sounds.
 
As Suuey and Torden brush off dust, Beshtor Leven stands silently pondering my previous words.
 
[My defeat won’t be by your hands]
 
(Those words…)
 
“Tch, with those kinda injuries he couldn’t have run far. Imma hunt him down right now and … Read the rest

I, the “false hero” expelled the “true hero” Volume 1 Chapter 2 Part 7

“Sir Hero! Why didn’t you save my father and mother!?”
 
“Sir Hero, why did you burn down my house!?”
 
“Sir Hero, didn’t you say you would save us!?”
 
“Sir Hero, why did you abandon my hometown!?”
 
“Sir Hero”
 
“Sir Hero”
 
“Brave Hero”
 
“Hero…”
 
“Sir Hero”
 
“If you’re the hero then–” “You said you’d save us…” “Why…” “Why…” “Even though you’re a hero…” “Don’t abandon us…” “Stop it…” “Don’t take my daughter away…” “Please save my son…” “No…” “Forgive me…” “Save me…” “Save me…” “Save me…” “Save me…” “If you’re really the … Read the rest

I, the “false hero” expelled the “true hero” Volume 1 Chapter 2 Part 6

I couldn’t see, but apparently, we were near the elven village. Perhaps it was an illusion or another power. I could only see the same forest, but Iris-chan seemed to understand.
 
“Well then, it’s time to say goodbye here. It’s not good for you to come out of the village alone like this.”
 
“Yes, um, I’m sorry for causing trouble.”
 
“Don’t worry about it. It was a short time, but I enjoyed talking to you.”
 
She smiled and, with a slightly pouty face, started looking around as if searching for something. Then she touched her hair.… Read the rest

I, the “false hero” expelled the “true hero” Volume 1 Chapter 2 Part 5

《This Encounter is Destiny》
 

The battle with the Demon King’s army raged on.
 
Even with Yu and the others gone, the Demon King’s army did not change. Assaulting the people, destroying countries. I did not overlook this and carried out my role as the hero.
 
Even so, the wounds in my heart never healed. I continued to fight as if averting my eyes from that pain.
 

 
On a certain day as I passed the time like that.
 
That encounter was on a beautiful night with a moonlit sky without a single cloud.
 

 
On … Read the rest