The Strongest Gatekeeper – The Expelled Warrior With 9999 Defense Is Unmatched As The Gatekeeper Of The Royal Capital - Chapter 15
Spinoza and I are going to fight.
I have to get her to admit that I have the power to make her follow me as her leader. To do so, I must win this battle.
“So? How are we going to do this?”
“I would be happy to simply fight you, but I don’t want to accidentally kill you, so why don’t we have a contest of strength?” Spinoza said and placed her arm on an empty barrel.
“Let’s keep this simple with arm wrestling.”
“I see. It is a peaceful way of doing things.”
“Peaceful? Haha. It might indeed be relaxing compared to being crushed by a hammer and dying, but I’m afraid your arms will become useless, won’t it?”
“That’s quite the confidence you’ve got.”
I said, and Siera opened her mouth.
“Spinoza-san is the strongest amongst all the guards. She can wield a hammer as tall as a man and fight with it with ease.”
“By the way,” she continued.
“The reason why the previous squad leader retired was that he was traumatized when he arm-wrestled with Spinoza, and she broke his arm……”
“Certainly, I never expected him to be so weak. I even went easy on him, but despite that, his arms broke when I just used 20% of my strength.”
“That asshole even raged and said [I’m not going to lose to a woman in terms of physical strength!], but the tables were easily turned against him.”
Spinoza said with pride and picked up a large hammer that was propped against the wall. She easily swung the one-ton hammer.
The air roared with wind pressure, creating a powerful force.
Spinoza wielded her hammer for a moment, then twisted her mouth provocatively.
“There is no one in the world who can match me in pure strength. I’ve never lost an arm-wrestling match to anyone in my entire life.”
It seems that she is indeed a person with extraordinary strength.
It was no wonder she was allowed to do what she wanted.
“Can you let me hold that hammer too?”
“What? If you’re trying to compete with me, you might want to stop. Most people can’t even lift it.”
“It’s okay. Give it to me.”
“You stubborn fool. Don’t regret this….. Here.”
Spinoza held out the handle of the large hammer she was carrying on her shoulder.
I took it without dropping it on the floor. I lifted it with my right hand and swung it around like she had shown me earlier.
The air made a sound like the roar of a beast.
“A-amazing……! With one hand so easily……!
Seira let out a cry of amazement.
“Hee~ You’re not bad at all.”
Spinoza’s expression changed. The smile on her mouth changed from one of mockery to one of amusement.
“Not just anyone can easily swing that hammer…… It seems that you didn’t become the squad leader just by luck and circumstance.”
“Well, thank you.”
“It looks like I’m not going to accidentally break your arm. I wonder how long has it been since the last time I felt that I could use more than 20% of my power.”
She rested her elbow on the barrel and looked straight at me.
“Come at me. I’ll crush you.”
“Just what I wanted.”
I also placed my elbow on the barrel and held Spinoza’s hand.
“Seira, can you be the referee?”
Seira stood between us with a tense expression. She coughed once to clear her throat.
As soon as she lowered her raised right hand, both of us put strength into our arms.
“I’ll finish you off in an instant!”
Spinoza poured all her energy into the fight from the beginning, trying to end it in a short battle. But,
“What’s wrong? Is this the monstrous strength that you’ve been proud of?”
Spinoza’s face changed at y words of provocation.
“Oi! What did you just say.”
Blue streaks appeared on her temples, and a raging fire flared in her eyes.
“I’m only using 50% of my strength! This is not yet at my fullest! I will break your arm!”
The total amount of force that was put in swelled up at once.
It was just as she said. It seemed that she hasn’t been using her full power until now. My hand began to fold and was gradually falling back.
“Haha. I’m impressed with you. You’ve done a great job of making me excerpt so much power, but the game is as good as over!”
“— I don’t know about that.”
I put all my strength into the hand I was holding.
My hand which was about to be pushed down by her returned to its original position in an instant. I completely returned it to what it was when she was using 50% of her strength.
“……Oi! Oi! Seriously. You were able to recover from that situation……?”
Spinoza’s face had lost its composure.
Sweat oozed from her forehead and her neck.
“……Ka. Do you have bad metabolism? There isn’t even a single bead of sweat on your face. You’re really good at having a poker face, aren’t you?”
“It’s not like that. It’s just I can still afford it.”
“Now, it’s my turn to attack.”
I put a lot of force into my clenched hand and began to push.
Spinoza desperately tried to push back.
Her teeth were clenched, and her pupils dilated.
But, she was unable to push my hand back.
“Damn……! It’s not budging at all……! It’s like a rock……! This is bad……! At this rate, I will be defeated……!”
The moment when sweat dripped down Spinoza’s neck, I pushed even harder to finish her off.
Despite her desperate resistance, the back of Spinoza’s hand landed on the barrel. With too much force, the back of her hand sunk into the barrel.
“I guess the game is over.”
Seira hurriedly took my hand and declared.
Spinoza had a stunned look on her face.
“Were you out of it because of a hangover?”
“……No. Even if I was in perfect condition, I would have been no match for you. It looks like your powers are real.”
Spinoza exhaled and smiled.
“It’s my complete defeat. You are strong. You are unbelievably strong.”
“As agreed, you’ll be coming to work.”
“Yeah….. But, I won’t let it end like this. I will have my revenge. I don’t like losing.”
“If that’s the case, I’ll always be waiting for you.”
In this way, I was able to pull Spinoza back.