Franklin woke up in an unfamiliar forest, but could not think of the reason why he was here. Still, he decided to go exploring and observe the environment.
Franklin: “What’s going on here?”
Madhead: Hello, I’m...Whoa!
Its abrupt appearance had triggered Franklin to fire Nen bullets with both hands decisively. Although Madhead immediately ran away, the bullets had knocked down the trees nearby, raising a cloud of dust.
Madhead: Hold your horses! I’m not your enemy! My name is Madhead, a resident here.
Franklin: How did I end up in this place? Was it your trick?
Madhead: “I’ll probably get myself killed If he knows I’m the one who sent him here…”
Madhead: Oh? Ah...I, I have no idea…
As Franklin heard the response, he came closer to Madhead, who pretended to be calm with a guilty smile in the face of pressure.
Madhead: I, I can send you back...given that you help me to complete a mission.
Madhead: This path leads to a country called Vahalian Kingdom. Fulfill the wish of King Modi and Magni, please.
As the conversation finished, Madhead drew a magic circle and vanished in a hurry. Unable to stop it in time, Franklin pondered by holding his chin.
Franklin: “Seems it’s not an enemy…”
Franklin headed to the direction where Madhead pointed at. Through the woods, he saw a prosperous city ahead. As he arrived at the square of the city center, crowds of people were assembling. There were two men having a duel.
Audience A: The two kings surely live up to their names.
Audience B: Who falls, who loses.
Franklin: “These two kings are battling in downtown...What a weird country.”
The hand-to-hand combat of Modi and Magni had intrigued Franklin. Time passed, but the duel had yet come to a close. Then, the two started fighting with weapons.
As Modi’s swung his mace, a chain of thunder struck at Magni, who parried it with his shield and bashed into him. Despite injuries, they still keep on the intense fight. In order not to be dragged into this, people were leaving in a panic.
Franklin: “It’s troublesome, but if they die, I can’t go back to my world also.”
Franklin stood between the two kings with his burly body.
Modi: Who are you! Get out of the way!
Magni: Don’t disturb our battle!
Franklin: Shut up! Look around you! Are you gonna bring the whole country down?
Modi and Magni soon found that the square was already in a state of ruin. Such devastation had cooled down their boiling emotions.
Modi: We shouldn’t have used weapons in the city…
Franklin: What is your fight about?
Magni: Modi and I both love Swegde, the queen of Folkvangr.
Magni: We planned to have a fair battle to decide who will propose to her, but the king of the south beat us to it.
Modi: Also, he forced Swegde to accept the wedding by diplomatic means. To stop it, we decided to have a duel. The winner gets to be the one to propose.
Franklin: Oh, I get it. But are you fool?
Modi: Huh!? What do you mean?
Franklin: What is the meaning of your fight here? Why don’t you spend some time to take down the enemy together instead?
Magni: Modi and I cooperate to beat the king?
Modi: Right, that king may have a conspiracy with this marriage.
Modi: ...Magni, let’s go back to the kingdom and investigate the inside story!
Numerous soldiers rushed in from different corners to surround the people. Without seeing this coming, Swegde was caught by two guards and brought to the king of the south.
King of the South: Haha! There is no room for rejection!
Folkvangr Minister: Keep an eye on the queen. Don’t let her get to the Sword of Victory.
Modi: Swegde! Damn it! The minister has plotted sedition together with the enemy!
Magni: We’re outnumbered!
Franklin: Even with this number, they’re nothing more than ants. Step aside.
Franklin reached out to fire Nen bullets and took down a row of soldiers in no time. Coming as a total surprise, Modi and Magni were speechless.
Magni: Too powerful! Swegde will get hurt if he rakes the place…
Modi: Please only target on the soldiers. We go save Swegde!
As Franklin heard the words, he turned around to shoot the soldiers behind with Nen bullets; Modi and Magni, holding their own mace and shield, charged at the king ahead.
Franklin kept on attacking until all the soldiers were down.
Franklin: Easy job.
King of the South: Drop your weapons! Losing the relics you’re nothing more than humans.
Looking at each other, Modi and Magni slowly put down their weapons. Since the king gave his full attention to the two, he was unaware that Franklin was sneaking up on him.
Franklin: Don’t forget about me.
King of the South: What——AH!
Bang! Franklin’s Nen bullet was shot right at his chest. Then, Modi and Magni immediately stepped forward to hold Swegde and finally felt relieved as they found no obvious injuries.
Swegde: Can’t believe that there is a traitor in my country. I better be more vigilant from now on.
Modi: Thanks to his help, we can get through such a large amount of soldiers.
Magni: Yeah! By the way, you haven’t told us your name…
Franklin: It’s not important. My mission is completed. Goodbye.
Then he left the meeting chamber, and Madhead was already waiting at the door.
Madhead: Your mission is accomplished. Let me send you back.
A magic circle appeared under his feet. Soon Franklin was gone. Back to the original world, he was clueless about all the things that happened in the realm.