I, the “false hero” expelled the “true hero” Volume 1 Chapter 3 part 10

Onyx remained calm. He had been monitoring the Ouro village since morning and had grasped the evacuation routes the villagers would likely take.
Onyx squinted his eyes, a malicious smile on his face.
“That’s not… it’s a lie!”
“It’s not a lie. By now, those humans who fled are probably being offered as a blood sacrifice. Not a single one will be allowed to escape. No problem, soon you’ll also meet them. But before that, I’ll carve, slash, and crush you to pieces. Now, let me hear your screams.”
“Damn it!”
Despair spread through their … Read the rest

I, the “false hero” expelled the “true hero” Volume 1 Chapter 3 part 9

《Threat of [Swift Claw]》

With the sun’s rise, while the air still held a chill people began their daily routines.
Inside the wooden garrison of Ouro Village to the northeast,
the stationed Ratio kept watch over his surroundings while heaving yet another sigh he had long since lost count of.
“Oi, why the long face Ratty boy?”
“It’s Ratio! Cut it out with those weird nicknames already.”
Ratio shot back at the middle-aged soldier who teased him as usual. Then sighed once more.
The soldier took a hearty swig of liquor and opened his mouth.
“Hey don’t look … Read the rest

I, the “false hero” expelled the “true hero” Volume 1 Chapter 3 part 8

That night, the round moon gently illuminates the earth.
With most creatures fallen asleep and only the night-loving ones on the move, the forest was filled with tranquility.
One shadow flew across the skies above the forest where Ayame once hid.
“Damn, where the hell did he run off to?”
Clicking his tongue, his eyes peculiar to birds of prey sharply focused.
It was Downburst of [Blast], who was once slain by Foil.
Serving under him was Onyx of [Triple Talon], one of the [Swift Claw].
The demonfolk who attacked Mei and Yuu and was injured by Foil’s counterattack had … Read the rest

I, the “false hero” expelled the “true hero” Volume 1 Chapter 3 part 7

After that, at her words “You can come in now” I entered with some caution but Iris-chan had changed into night clothes for sleeping, much to my relief.
“Fwaaah, soooft~”

After a while, Iris-chan had a blissful expression enjoying Jamama’s dried fur.
Seemingly comfortable, Jamama was squinting happily.
“Fufu, fluffy. So fluffeh so fluffeh~”
“That much?”
With curiosity piqued seeing Iris-chan repeatedly bury her face in Jamama’s belly and stroke it with an enraptured expression, I unconsciously reached out to touch it.

But Jamama batted my hand away with its own. … Read the rest

I, the “false hero” expelled the “true hero” Volume 1 Chapter 3 part 6

Just before the sun fully sets.
We return and leave Ratio with the soldiers.
I take Iris-chan and Jamama back to the inn first, then visit the village elder’s home, explaining the circumstances including Jamama. After that, I went to Fabbro’s shop.
As always, it was deserted, and he was working in the back.
“Hm? Oi, bro! Quick return huh.”
Raising a hand in greeting, Fabbro welcomes me. I also raise a hand and greet him.
“No good huh. Well, don’t worry about it. It’s a magical beast, sometimes you can’t find them. As long as you’re not hurt.”
“No, … Read the rest

I, the “false hero” expelled the “true hero” Volume 1 Chapter 3 part 5

When the sun started setting and the surroundings rapidly grew dark,
I took camping gear out of my bag and set up a camp with practiced ease.
While I left preparing the campfire to Iris-chan, I nimbly hunted a wild rabbit and cooked it into a meal.
“Iris-chan, can you get the pepper? It should be in the bag.”
“Here it is, go ahead.”
“Thanks. Grilling it alone would be pretty tasteless.”
I sprinkled pepper on the grilled rabbit meat and wolfed it down. Yeah, the flavor is light but the pepper accentuates it, making it very delicious.
When I … Read the rest

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