Journey of an Exiled Middle-Aged Adventurer Becoming a Hero [Chapter 8]

Orc Horde

“Ahh… my back hurts…”

“Are you okay?”

“She seems to be in quite a bit of pain…”

“Don’t worry… ah, in the end, even though I have plenty of strength, my body is really aging…”

It is said that reaching Count Rieton’s territory in two days is achievable with maximum effort.

We planned to take an early break on the first day and leave early in the morning, but this is tough.

We set out early in the morning, and without rest, sitting for so long had pushed my back to its limit.

I should seriously consider going to the hospital.

Ugh… it hurts.

“Besides, haven’t we reached Count Rieton’s territory already? We’ve been traveling for quite some time. It should be close, right?”

“Perhaps I should ask…”

Saying this, Yui peeked out the small window to ask the coachman.

Meanwhile, I leaned my back against the hard wall.

I’m sure I will soon be relieved of this pain.

“Eh… really?”

“What’s wrong, Yui?”

However, Yui’s voice sounded somewhat worried.

She wouldn’t normally get flustered just by asking about our location. Something must have happened.

When I asked, Yui scratched her cheek with a puzzled expression.

“It seems there are magical creatures near the road to the territory, and we can’t get close…”

“R-Really?”

“Yes, completely serious. According to the information we received, a group of orcs has been drawn in by the worm, our extermination target.”

“Ahh… orcs. The worm is probably releasing rich nutrients. So the orcs are attracted to that.”

“The soldiers guarding the gate are trying to deal with the situation, but it seems they are struggling.”

“I see. Well, I guess we should help too.”

“That’s what I was hoping for!”

“Yes, let’s do it!”

With the plan in place, we rose from our seats.

After informing the coachman that we would disembark there, we decided to run towards the area near the gate.

“There they are. Is that the pack of orcs?”

In front of us, we saw a group of five orcs.

Seeing the number, it was probably a challenge for the soldiers.

“Then I want to see what you two can do. Do your best, I’ll handle the rest.”

“Understood!”

“Leave it to us!”

I wanted to get a sense of the combat styles of both girls before acting.

Understanding their movements makes it easier to plan strategies for acting together in the future.

Even I, a veteran, can’t handle everything.

Furthermore, I don’t think that’s a solo job.

The goal of these girls is to earn the title of hero.

It’s not very useful if only I’m excited.

“Let’s divert the orcs’ attention towards us instead of the soldiers.”

“What…?”

“It’s clear. I want to see what you two can do.”

“We might die…”

“Goodbye cruel world, hello paradise…”

“Oi oi… What’s gotten into you?”

Seeing the two start praying, I couldn’t help but smile ironically.

What happened to their energies from earlier?

“Well, that was just a joke. Don’t worry! Even though the orcs’ target is of B-rank!”

“Just a little, just a little scared!”

“It’s okay to feel a little fear, we’ll overcome it… Soldiers, we’ve come to help! Please, stay safe!”

I shouted and waved to the soldiers.

Initially surprised by the sudden help, they soon shifted their focus, seeming to be fighting fiercely.

Hopefully, we managed to reach the fortification gate.

“Phew. Well, let’s see…”

I picked up a stone from the ground, aiming at the orcs approaching the soldiers.

“Here I go.”

I readied myself and threw the stone.

*Zooom*

“Now!”

With a sonic cut through the air, the stone flew straight towards the orc.

However, it wasn’t my intention to hit it. My goal was to draw its attention to me.

The stone fell at the feet of the orc, raising a cloud of dust.

“Oops… Still difficult to control my strength.”

Feeling the vibration on the ground, I waited for the dust to settle.

“GRRRRRR!”

“It seems to be fine. Thank goodness.”

While the orc growled, the damage seemed to be minimal.

Now that it had spotted me, it was running towards me swinging a staff.

“Alright, girls. It’s your turn. Attack.”

“Yes!”

“Let’s go!”

 

Journey of an Exiled Middle-Aged Adventurer Becoming a Hero

Journey of an Exiled Middle-Aged Adventurer Becoming a Hero

久々に健康診断を受けたら最強ステータスになっていた ~追放されたオッサン冒険者、今更英雄を目指す~ | Hisabisa ni kenkou shindan o uketara saikyou suteetasu ni natte ita ~ Tsuihou sareta ossan boukensha, imasara eiyuu o mezasu ~
Status: Ongoing Type: Author: Released: 2023 Native Language: Japanese
Adventurer Kyle has been steadily working solo for ten years since he was expelled from the party for being incompetent. He is now 30 years old, and people think it is time for him to retire from being an adventurer due to his declining physical strength, but for some reason he has become able to defeat the highest ranked monsters with one punch. Suspecting that he may be under some kind of curse due to his skyrocketing ability growth, Kyle undergoes a medical check-up for the first time in a while. But what the doctor told him was-. “You have deviated from being human due to the awakening of [late bloomers].” What was happening to Kyle was the awakening of a unique skill [Late Blooming] that increases his status little by little every day! Knowing that he is in good health, Kyle accepts an invitation from budding adventurers Elisa and Yui to join their party ''Hero's Proof'' and begins a new life as an adventurer... An exhilarating adventure drama about such a late-blooming and strongest 30-year-old!

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