The Imaginary God - Chapter 5
The second before the vain lion and the bone spear crashed together, a silvery light began to shine over the beast’s forehead.
Lugo was already acquainted with this strange light before him. It was the lion’s unique skill.
While he himself did not have access to skills or anything like that, he did discover that monsters were capable of using those types things. After weeks of fighting several creatures, he discovered that certain ones were able to use strange abilities that he had never seen before.
This specific vain lion had one of those “skills” himself. While Lugo was not exactly sure what the skill was, he had a good idea of its effect.
When the spear and the head of the lion finally made contact, sparks flew into the air as the sound of something scratching against metal rang out.
The lion took a few steps backwards and glared at Lugo while he himself just kept his arm outstretched.
The last time he had fought this creature, Lugo discovered that when in battle its skin would become as hard as metal. Usually this would make it an annoying opponent to face. But for Lugo, he already knew about one of its weaknesses.
Lugo quickly raised the spear over his head and slammed it down in front of him. This was because at that moment the vain lion hurled itself forward in an attempt to tackle Lugo down.
As the spear flew down and slammed onto the top of its head, the lion gave off a roar and did not stop its advance.
Lugo’s eyes shot open in surprise at the lion’s tenacity. He tried to step back in order to avoid the attack but was too slow.
The weight of a two hundred kilogram lion , that launched itself forward at full speed, slammed into his gut. Lugo felt his stomach lurch around and he released a mouthful of vomit onto the ground after the lion stepped back from its attack.
He was able to keep himself standing however thanks to the spear. It acted as his support and with it he was able to save some time since he did not need to stand up from the ground.
With a loud shout, Lugo spun the spear around and slammed it into the lion’s side. While the creature’s metal skin kept it from receiving any serious injuries, it was stunned for a second.
Despite being injured by the attack of the vain lion, Lugo was still able to release a lot of strength in his attack. This made the monster understand that the opponent he faced so many days ago had gotten even stronger!
As soon as he succeeded in stunning the lion for a second, Lugo charged in and shot his foot out. His leg slammed directly into the face of the monster. But at the same time the lion was able to raise its paw and scratch at Lugo.
Three large claw marks appeared on Lugo’s leg as he jumped backwards in order to get some distance between the two of them.
Meanwhile, over to the side, the little bunny that the lion was originally hunting watched the fight before him in amazement. Most monsters in the forest had some sort of intelligence. While there were some that had very little of it, the bunny’s species was not one of them.
He was part of the Bunnitorias. They were a race of physically weak monsters who had minds that were sharper than most others. Sadly the forest followed the law of the jungle and the strong would constantly devour the weak.
Their high intelligence meant nothing in the face of something like the vain lion. Because of that it would usually avoid battles between powerful monsters, so this was its first time seeing anything like this.
The sight of the weak looking entity fighting the vain lion was a shocking thing to the bunny. Most surprising of all was that he did not even noticed the entity until recently.
For a good bit of time, the bunny only saw the lion being pushed back by some sort of invisible force. Then out of nowhere a mysterious form began to materialize right in front of him.
And then he finally got to see what was happening. A strange being was fighting with the lion!
As shock and awe filled the bunny, it ran over to a tree and hid behind it. While usually it would run away at the sight of such a thing like this, something about this battle dazzled the bunny so much that it wanted to see this through to the end.
While all of these thoughts were going through the mind of the bunny, Lugo and the lion had exchanged another four blows. Each blow exchanged was powerful beyond belief and cause several external injuries to appear on Lugo.
While the lion appeared to be in a much better condition, it actually had some internal injuries that few people could see.
The vain lion was a proud race.
They feared nothing and always prepared themselves for a fight. They also believed that they were superior than any other race in the forest. Because of this, they were known as extremely prideful creatures. Which was where the “vain” in their name came from.
And a monster of that same prideful race was being injured badly by an “inferior” creature!
The lion’s eyes blazed with rage as it pounced over to Lugo. Opening up its large maw in order to take a bite out of him, Lugo quickly stabbed his spear forward into the lion’s mouth.
Blood immediately poured out through the teeth of the creature. And while Lugo was able to give a significant injury to the lion, it did not come without its costs.
The vain lion chomped down on the spear and the powerful force of its jaw broke the spear in half. Lugo reeled back in shock and quickly moved back to avoid the lion.
Lugo knew very well the toughness of the materials he made the spear out of. So to see it break with only one strike from the jaw of the lion sent a shiver down his spine.
He could only imagine what would have happened to him if that was part of his body in the mouth and not the spear.
But even seeing something like that did not leave Lugo jarred for long. He immediately took action by jumping on top of the vain lion’s back by using the spear handle that was stuck in the beast’s teeth to leverage himself up.
Once he landed, Lugo used all of his strength to pull the spear handle up toward him. This caused the head of the lion to bend backwards until its upside down eyes were facing Lugo’s. While the lion did put up some resistance, it was not enough to stop Lugo.
He quickly gave off a brilliant smile before bringing both of his legs into his chest. Then with a shout he pushed his legs out and slammed them right into the forehead of the vain lion.
While this did not hurt the monster’s forehead much, it did help Lugo pull the spear handle out of the creature’s mouth and it even scratched a large scar across the monster’s face and over one of its eyes.
A roar of unbridled anger escaped the monster’s mouth as it quickly got onto its hind legs. This almost caused Lugo to fall backwards, but he kept hold of the lion’s mane just in case this very thing happened!
Letting go of the mane, he quickly slid off the back of the lion and landed onto the ground in the period of a few seconds. While the lion was still on its hind legs, Lugo was crouched down right behind the beast with a mysterious glint in his eyes.
Most of the lion’s body was protected by its strange skill. Even the inside of the lion’s mouth was not injured as much as it could’ve been when Lugo shoved his spear into it.
But there was one weakness that only Lugo knew of. A weakness so destructive that attacking it only once would cause the lion’s downfall. He discovered this weakness the first time he and the lion fought. It was when he ripped its tail right off of its buttocks.
It’s weakness was its butt!
With the lion on its hind legs and Lugo crouched behind it, there was no way he could possibly miss his target.
Giving off an earth shattering yell, Lugo took what was left of the spear and shoved it right into the hole on the lion’s behind!
A pitiful scream was suddenly roared out at that very moment. Anyone who heard this roar would have felt their heart trembled from fear from how heart wrenching the roar sounded.
Even the clouds in the sky shook a little in response to this sound.
Obviously whatever creature was making this noise was suffering a pain so great that even heaven would tremble at the sight. Truly an unholy thing had happened.
And un-holey it was!
At the scene of the origin of the roar, a young man could be seen holding onto a stick that appeared to be coming out of a large monster’s behind. On closer inspection, blood could even be seen coming out of the creature’s bottom and a look of death was hidden in its eyes.
Near the man and the soon to be corpse, a single bunny-like creature was watching the scene in fervent awe.
And deep within the bunny’s eyes could be seen something a bit different from the lion.
It was the look of worship.