-Twelve minutes later-
After a sweep of the area Leonidas stood victorious over the corpse of the last zombie he had taken down, a female wearing a white dress. The zombie was in an advanced state of decay... it was missing both ears and its nose plus the ring finger on its left hand. It had posed no challenge to the blond man whatsoever. Now that all of the zombies in this section of cemetery were dead he had free reign to retrieve the sword belt without fear of being attacked.
Leonidas returned to the left section of the area and found the dead zombie clutching the sword belt right where he had left it. The blond man stood on its right side and stabbed the zombie through the skull to make sure it was absolutely dead before he bent down in front of it to claim the sword belt. Once he was satisfied that the zombie was truly dead he walked in front of it, then lowered himself to his knees and set the Silver Falchion down to his right before grabbing the left hand of the zombie and trying to get the object out of its grasp.
Leonidas felt nauseous as he slowly and carefully pried the zombie's stiff fingers off of the sword belt until it dropped and landed on the grass below. He breathed a sigh of relief and lowered the zombie's hand, then picked up the sword belt. Leonidas got to his feet and took off his backpack, then opened it. The sword belt was gently placed inside and the backpack was closed before being put on his back again.
Leonidas picked up his Silver Falchion again and looked all around him for any zombies who were late to the fight. He waited a few minutes but no stragglers showed up. Once he was sure that the coast was clear he started making his way back to the entrance to Silent Cemetery.
-Near the entrance to Silent Cemetery, on the branching path, twenty minutes later-
Leonidas had just exited the section of cemetery with glowing pale blue Lacrima lanterns sitting on the tombstones and was standing on the branching path. All he had to do was turn left and walk for ten meters and he would be at the gates. However, before he could leave he would have to get past a pair of male zombies shambling on the path that led to the gates.
Leonidas readied his Silver Falchion and approached the first of the pair, a male zombie wearing a black suit with missing ears and a missing left eye standing only three meters away. He got within sword range and chopped downward with his sword, cutting deep into its skull and killing it instantly. Its fellow, a zombie wearing a brown suit and missing its left ear, was standing only two meters away from Leonidas, so he had to hurry and retrieve his sword. He planted his foot on its shoulder and pulled sharply upwards, removing the blade from the skull of the first zombie in time to use it to cut into the skull of the second zombie moments later.
Leonidas removed the Silver Falchion from the head of the second zombie and wiped the blood on the blade off on its suit, then put the sword back into its scabbard. Leonidas then walked towards the cemetery gates and reached the gates within two minutes. He placed his left hand on the handle to the left gate and pulled the gate open. He then walked through it and carefully closed it behind him.
-Outside Silent Cemetery-
Leonidas pushed on the gate with both hands to make sure that it was firmly shut. Once he was sure that it was not going to come open he turned away from the gate and started the long walk back to Capital Crocus. Once he handed the sword belt to Samantha's friend Janine the job would be officially complete.
-Capital Crocus, outside Samantha Halsey's house, ten hours later-
It had been a long walk back to Capital Crocus, but Leonidas had made it without incident and was now standing outside Samantha's house. He took a few moments to catch his breath before walking over to the doorbell and ringing it once. He took a step back and waited for the door to open. Within two minutes the door had opened and Samantha looked out at Leonidas.
"Oh, hi Leonidas! You're back!" She greeted him warmly.
"I found your friend's sword belt. The sword's still inside the scabbard." Leonidas informed the young blonde woman. Samantha smiled at Leonidas.
"That's wonderful! My friend will be glad to have it back!" Samantha told him.
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