Chapter 214 Leaving the Labyrinth
Neither Sarah nor Oscar wanted to believe that Leo, a C-Rank Adventurer, had managed to kill an S-Rank Adventurer like Matthew Hinks, but the fact that he was alive and well proved that Matthew could not defeat him.
Sarah and Oscar turned to look at each other with a dazed expression on their faces.
"W-What about Jasper Where is he" Oscar asked Leo after snapping out of his daze.
Leo shook his head and sighed, "He didn't survive. He died to Matthew."
"Is that so… What a tragedy…" Oscar sighed.
Leo suddenly lowered his head to them and spoke in a sincere voice, "I'm truly sorry! The two incidents that have occurred in this Labyrinth is all because of me! The four assassins and the S-Rank Adventurer— they were all here to capture me, and you all simply got caught up in this mess!"
A bittersweet smile appeared on Sarah's face as she spoke, "Why are you apologizing You aren't responsible for the twin's death, and you're a victim as well. Also, we're probably alive because you managed to stop Matthew, so you saved our lives in a way."
"She's right, Leon. Don't beat yourself too much from this. I don't know why they wanted to capture you, but I have a feeling that it's not your fault." Oscar said the following moment.
Leo nodded, "Thank you. Anyways, let's hurry up and get out of this Labyrinth. I have killed the boss, so this Labyrinth is cleared, and it will collapse soon."
"What! You managed to clear the Labyrinth all by your—" Sarah suddenly halted her sentence when she recalled that Leo had managed to kill an S-Rank Adventurer.
An S-Rank Adventurer could easily clear a B-Rank Labyrinth alone, so it wouldn't be weird for Leon to clear the Labyrinth since he had the prowess to defeat an S-Rank Adventurer.
Now with Leo and Lia back in the party, Oscar and Sarah no longer had to worry about the monsters on the way out, and they focused on navigation while Leo focused on dealing with the monsters.
Eventually, they made it out of the Labyrinth.
"We're finally out. What an experience that was." Oscar wiped the sweat from his forehead and took a deep breath after exiting the Labyrinth.
"I have explored over a dozen Labyrinths in my career and this one is definitely the most unique experience I've had." Sarah said.
"What are you guys going to do now" Leo asked them.
"Well, we still have to make a report for the Adventurers' Guild, so why don't we return to the city together" Oscar suggested.
"Sure." Leo nodded.
As they walked, Leo suddenly realized something.
'Wait a minute… If Aaron is behind the assassins, doesn't that mean he never intended on promoting me to B-Rank' Leo realized that he might have potentially wasted his time by clearing this dungeon, and he'd spent over a week doing so.
'Fuck! I'm not going to have enough time to do other missions and reach B-Rank at this rate! Damn that Aaron! I'm going to **ing kill him if he doesn't give me my deserved promotion!' He cursed inward.
Meanwhile, Sarah and Oscar noticed their phones trembling.
'A message' Sarah thought to herself as she retrieved her phone and looked at the message.
The message had been sent to her several days ago, but since she was inside the Labyrinth, it didn't actually reach her phone until she left the Labyrinth.
And when Sarah read the message sent to her, she immediately stopped walking, and her eyes widened with shock.
The same went for Oscar, as there was a look of disbelief on his face.
"What's the matter" Leo asked them when they suddenly stopped, and he noticed their shocked expressions.
Sarah turned to look at Leo and said, "N-Nothing. I just received a prank message from one of my buddies."
"A prank" Leo raised his eyebrows.
"I-I got yelled at by my girlfriend for not responding to her messages…" Oscar said with a stiff smile on his face.
"Is that so" Leo didn't say anything else and continued walking, leaving the two of them behind.
"I just checked their phones. They were lying just now, and the truth is that they've received information about your bounty." Lilith said to him.
"I thought so." Leo sighed. "Do you think they'll attack me I don't want to harm them after everything that's happened, but if they decide to attack me, I am left with no other choice but to defend myself."
Lilith turned around to look at Oscar and Sarah, who had begun mumbling to each other, and she said, "They would have to be pretty stupid to decide to attack you after seeing what you're capable of."
"Right But who knows. The people of this world are crazy and unreasonable, after all." He shrugged.
Meanwhile, behind him, Oscar and Sarah mumbled to each other about the message that they'd just received.
"Hey, did you also receive the same message" Sarah asked him.
"Did you also receive… a bounty"
"Yes. A billion dollars for Leon's head." Sarah nodded.
"First an assassination, now a bounty Why does this person or these people want Leon dead I don't see anything wrong with him." Oscar asked himself out loud.
"There are questions that shouldn't be asked in this world, and I feel like this is one of them." Sarah shook her head.
"So what are you going to do about this message" Oscar then asked.
He knew what he was going to do, but he still wanted her opinions.
"Do you really have to ask that question I'm not going to do anything and ignore the message, obviously. Unless you're confident about defeating him, who essentially cleared the whole Labyrinth and defeated an S-Rank Adventurer, you should do the same."
Oscar chuckled, "Naturally, I am not stupid enough to attack him while knowing what he's capable of."
"Looks like they're not going to attack you." Lilith relayed this information to Leo, who merely smiled in silence.-