Outside of Tennessine, where there were no cities build yet.
There, we have Neptune with Ril and Ran watching over him.
In front of them, I instantly killed the newly created rogue monster with repetition.
“How is it” (Ryouta)
It’s still at 11 stars.
How about Ril and Ran” (Neptune)
“Same here.” (Ril)
“That’s a given.” (Ryouta)
I was here to challenge other ways in getting the stars out.
Since I was able to make all the stars disappear when defeating my own doppelganger rogue monster last night, I told Neptune about it and here we are in the morning.
“So we have to go with the worst possible case.” (Ryouta)
I actually have some other ideas, but we’ve done it in order.
I defeated the normal shadow rogue monster in front of them.
I defeated Neptune’s doppelganger in front of them.
I created a new doppelganger of me and defeated in front of them.
Even with all those, the stars doesn’t seem to disappear.
“How about yours” (Neptune)
“It’s gone.” (Ryouta)
To test it once more, I went back into Tennessine again to create a new doppelganger of me.
Then, the 12 stars appeared on my arm, then when I defeated the rogue monster, it disappears.
Looking at that, Neptune slightly nodded.
After seeing everything, he knows what’s up from his accumulated experiences.
“Basically I have to defeat my own doppelganger to clear this curse.” (Neptune)
“That about sums it up.” (Ryouta)
“Now that’s troubling.” (Neptune)
Neptune laughed as if he was enjoying this situation.
“Can’t believe you can still laugh about it.” (Ryouta)
“Well, isn’t this situation something that I can’t help but laugh” (Neptune)
“………..Well I suppose.” (Ryouta)
It’s not like I don’t know how he feels.
In the first place, he was the one who called me to help with the Tennessine situation.
And the problem was that he couldn’t defeat his own doppelgangers.
So, it’s funny that in order to clear this problem, he has to defeat the doppelganger on his own.
“I guess we’re back at the beginning.” (Ryouta)
“Hmm, I don’t think so.” (Neptune)
“What do you mean” (Ryouta)
I saw him smiling once again.
“I wouldn’t be able to defeat my doppelganger if it wasn’t for you.
Plus, I wouldn’t have been able to figure out that we can defeat the rogue monster to clear this.” (Neptune)
“I see what you mean.” (Ryouta)
“Which means that thanks to you, we have found out a solution.” (Neptune)
“Let’s put that aside for now.” (Ryouta)
I tried forcefully pulling back the main topic.
“You have to defeat it on your own.” (Ryouta)
“Hmmm, what should I do.
I can only defeat it because you helped me.” (Neptune)
“I can support you…….
And there’s only 1 chance, so don’t let it slip by.” (Ryouta)
“Got it.” (Neptune)
Neptune answered without any fear.
It’s nice that he knows what needs to be done, instead of giving excuses of not being able to do it.
That’s what I would expect from a veteran.
I left the black watermelon on the floor and waited for it to hatch.
When it hatch——–
“It’s coming!” (Ryouta)
The moment it hatched, I fired the Speed Up Bullet on myself.
I took out both my revolvers and closed the distance in an instant, then fired a ton of Trash Bullets around it.
Since the doppelganger Neptune is the strongest form of himself, I needed to make sure that it cannot escape.
Thus, I fired stack after stacks of Trash Bullet on top, just in case the previous ones breaks free.
Looking from the sidelines, it’s as if the doppelganger is wearing a suit of lead-armour.
Then, in the body where his heart is, I purposefully left that spot open.
When he saw that, he knew what needs to be done.
He was already on the attack.
Ril and Ran began chanting from behind, and Neptune rushed with the wing on his back.
I bitterly smiled.
Usually it would be really fast—–but since I was in the accelerated state, it looked awfully slow.
Which was why I could see what he mouthed before attacking.
“That’s easy.” (Ryouta)
I watched as I see Neptune pierced his doppelganger with 1 blow.