Twice Upon A Sword

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Chapter 63- An Assassin Vs. A Mage

--Eleanora POV--

“What’s your name?” I asked as she threw another punch and I dodged.

“Why should I tell you?” She spat, throwing another punch.

“It’s the least you could do if you’re trying to kill me,” I mumbled before throwing myself down and swinging a leg out but instead of tripping over it as I would have liked, she backflipped away and quickly regained her composure.

I stood up and brushed the fringe out of my face as she clenched her fists in front of her body and had her knees bent in a fighting position, waiting for me to make the first move.

“Can I ask you a question?” I asked.

“No,” She didn’t hesitate to reply.

“Who hired you to kill me?” She didn’t answer and instead, ran forward to punch me, shooting out her fist but I caught it and pushed myself into the air as I jumped over her and landed gracefully behind her.

Pulling out the knife that I had previously thrown into the tree, I pulled it out and threw it at her, pinning her down on another tree by her t-shirt and she struggled to set herself free.

“Just because I look like a weak little girl doesn’t mean I am one,” I sighed, twisting my neck before I began walking towards her in a predatory way, feeling myself slowly beginning to get annoyed as I glared with a frown.

“You’re the partner of that weak-ass assassin that tried to kill me while I was in a coma, aren’t you?” When her eyes widened in shock, I knew I was right.

“That man’s currently rotting away in the dungeons, if he’s still alive, I mean,” I mumbled and she growled and I raised my arms in the air in surrender. When she went to remove the knife that was holding her to the tree, I quickly clapped my hands and she froze.

“W-What is this? I-I can’t move!?” She panicked.

“Of course you can’t. I put a freezing spell on you,” I said before getting my leg out and kicking her in the stomach as she heaved out a pained breath.

“I’m annoyed,” I spat while she coughed and spluttered. “I’ve waited for over 400 years to be free and I finally get that freedom and you try to take it away!” I slapped her cheek and her head flew to the side at the impact.

“So... tell me what I want to know or I’ll kill you in the most gruesome way possible,” She panted tiredly before meeting my fierce gaze with her own, refusing to give in and that only drew me to punch her once more.

“I’ve been on a battlefield before, I’ve killed people before but I’ve also saved people. I can have mercy if I want but I could be a tyrant too. I prefer helping people over hurting just as I would prefer to get my answers out of you nicely rather than painfully,”

She didn’t say anything and simply stared at me.

“What are you risking your life to kill me for?” I asked.

“I...” She hesitantly started.

“I can help you better than whoever hired you, that I can guarantee,” I said.

“I need to save my sister,”

“Your sister,” I repeated before turning down to look at where the massive fight was going on. Nobles were fighting back against the guards with either swords or guns but the guards were putting up a better fight.

The kidnapped victims were all huddled around each other, trying to stay away from the fight and I turned back to look at the lady before turning to look at the victims.

“Your sister’s there,” I said and she nodded her head.

Sighing, I ran my fingers through my hair and snapped my fingers as I undid the freezing spell and she fell to the ground.

“You tried to save your sister in the most immature way possible,” I said before securely tying her hands and feet up and stood back up.

“Who hired you?” I asked.

“...The Grand Duke,” I froze. The Grand Duke? As in, Damien Navarro... no.

I crouched down in front of her and placed my forefinger and middle finger on her forehead, pushing down slightly as she hissed.

Lies.

“I want the truth,” I spat. I had to give it to her, she was quite the actress.

“Ho-How did you...?” She stuttered out, baffled.

“I’ll be sure to tell the grand duke what you’ve just told me. Trying to accuse him in order to protect the true perpetrator. You have no fear, do you?” Whoever hired her, told her to tell me that it was the grand duke that ordered this to make him look guilty.

Little did they know, I’m a living lie detector. Being able to tell when someone was telling the truth or a lie took a lot of energy though so I didn’t like using it much. I’m glad I used it right now though, things were about to get ugly.

“Tell me the truth or I’ll go show your little sister the kind of monster you are,” He eyes shook in fear when she realised that I was being all too serious and she gulped.

She wasn’t the only good actress here.

“Fine. Don’t say his or her name. Just point them out to me and I’ll do the rest,” I stated, standing back up with crossed arms and nudged my head towards the crowd that stood at the bottom of the steep hill.

She sighed as I flicked my wrist and the ropes that had been binding them fell loose, she crawled over the ledge and hesitantly pointed as I followed the direction of her finger, zooming in on the masked man.

Once again, I tapped her forward.

Truth.

Smiling, I bound her to the tree once more before standing back and just to make sure she wouldn’t try to break loose, I knocked her unconscious.

“Now, I’m going to help them,” Nodding to myself, I clapped my hands and continued using the wind to create barriers to prevent the nobles from getting away. Snapping my fingers, I gulped back a laugh when I threw a noble into the air but saved him before he could touch the ground.

I’m having too much fun.

It was as if Vince noticed too because I caught his gaze and he smirked at me, kissing his palm them blowing it towards me.

Yeah, I was having too much fun.

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