Bull Rabbit Training
The sky was shrouded by darkness .
Dawn has not arrived from the eastern skies, the dividing line between night and
day was still extremely ambiguous .
(The city’s surrounding walls, it is my first time coming……)
After waking up unusually early, I headed to the surrounding walls of the
Labyrinth City (Orario) .
The current location was the outer section of North West direction . In the huge
surrounding walls, the inside of the city could be seen in one glance and my
attention was stolen by the majority of the scene .
The Pantheon, the Coliseum, there were probably even headquarters of famous
. The huge buildings with the height approaching the walls could be said
to have their own characteristics . Towards the beautiful shape that could be clearly
recognized from afar, I could not even issue a single sigh .
that stood in the center of the city, the height that surpasses
even the city wall brings forth a more powerful presence and pressure . Place
among the dazzling areas, the bean-like homes were also quite interesting and it
was never tiring to look at it .
The city, that was roughly divided into 8 Main Street Areas, had just finally bid
farewell to the bustling noises . Right now, the Magic Stone Lamps’ glows
disappeared one by one, Orario is quietly entering its slumber .
The thought of me living in this great city caused indescribable feelings and
excitement and began to stimulate my back and heart .
“Are you … prepared?”
Turning around to the wind chimes-like voice, I, once again, faced Wallenstein-san .
The reason why I came to the city walls was in order to accept her guidance about
fighting methods .
seems to be planning an
in the near future, so
the amount of time for guidance does not seem to be much . This was the reason
that we began the training the day after yesterday and at the same time, the training
period will end when the
“Sorry, calling you out at this time……”
“N…Not at all, it’s not a problem!”
Wallenstein-san, who was part of the
, should not even be doing
this kind of thing . If it was known that she was teaching another faction’s member,
it would be an even greater problem .
Specially heading over to the top of the walls to train was also to avoid people’s
eyes and ears .
Considering from her position, having deadlines and restrictions was taken for
By the way, the reason we picked such an early time period was because she
considered my situation of having to earn my living fees and had to enter the
“T…Then, Wallenstein-san, what…what do you want me to do……”
“……Aizu . ”
“It’s fine …To call me Aizu . ”
I, who noticed that I was being criticized by how I called her name, almost
instantly flopped to the ground .
“Everybody calls me that……Or…Are you unwilling?”
“W…Wait a minute!? ………No, it’s not that I’m unwilling”
It was impossible to refuse .
Listening to the slightly depressed voice from that person, I covered my mouth and
My cheeks turned red . Shouldn’t I say, Wallenstein-san……In front of Aizu-san,
my cheeks have always turned red, there was not even a second that it didn’t……
Once again, I had a realization of how strange the current situation was .
“……A…Aizu…san . Then what should I do next?”
“…… . What should you do…Okay . ”
“Eh . ”
Towards Aizu-san’s slightly dull voice, I could not help but let out a natural
She huddled her slender chin and stood there, frowned as she desperately tried to
think of something .
“Although I have been thinking……about it since yesterday . ”
She quietly moved her line of sight, as if she was a scolded child . It gave me the
feeling that Aizu-san had become smaller .
The sense of sacredness and mystery that she had revealed so far had completely
vanished without a trace .
Ara, so strange .
The Aizu-san in front of me was slightly different than the one I longed for .
“……Try…to swing in the air . ”
“Ah……O…Okay . ”
I let out a bit of sweat as I listened to Aizu-san’s instruction .
Taking out the
, while I felt slightly embarrassed due to the close
proximity of her gaze, I swung once, twice and three times .
Aizu-san was seriously observing my movements .
“You…only use Dagger?”
“The Dagger users that I know will also use kicks and Taijutsu . ”
Indeed, when I was fighting against Monsters, I would rely on the weapon’s
overwhelming attacks most of the time . The acts of punching and kicking were
extremely rare .
While I looked at my own body, Aizu-san said, “lend it to me”, and took the
Looks like she wanted to demonstrate an example of Taijutsu .
Her right hand held the dagger in reverse grip and her knee were slightly lifted
She lifted her knee vertically by a bit……she tilted her head .
She lowered her leg and once again raised it straight up……Then once again, she
tilted her head .
She repeated the lifting and lowering of her left knee . Each time, Aizu-san would
tilt her head .
To this point, even I could not hide my sweat . I do not know why the side watching
would also become speechless, I could only keep looking at Aizu-san’s next move .
Could it be …Aizu-san…is a natural airhead……
“——Ah . ”
Just when I was thinking this kind of thing .
As if she captured some amazing sense, Aizu-san swayed her lower body .
Using her right foot as the axis for her center of gravity, she let out an intense
friction, causing the stone floor to cry out, and rotated her body around .
Ignoring me, who let out a dumb noise, her left leg depicted an arc .
Her miniskirt rolled forward, revealing the blue tights she was wearing underneath .
Following, the snow white thighs broke into my vision—— I…was blown away .
“Ah . ”
A high speed…roundhouse kick .
The attack of the First-Class Adventurers that entered my sight, captured me, who
was standing next to her, at a frightening speed . After a violent blow, I was blown
towards the opposite wall .
Whether if it was reacting or defending, I could not even let out a cry . With a tragic
momentum, I smashed against the stone wall and finally collapsed to the ground .
What …This kind of damage .
My consciousness was blown away .
I could not use any strength and quaveringly raised my head . Aizu-san, who lacked
emotions on her face, could only stand there with her eyes widened .
……Aizu-san…is really a natural airhead .
The second before I lost consciousness, I finally understood this point . I tried to
turn my head .
Aizu-san apologized with a sad expression to me, who woke up shortly afterwards .
Although I forcibly placed a smile and desperately tried to encourage her, my chest
that got hit was still in pain, I do not know if I could conceal it properly .
Afterwards, Aizu-san attempted to test out various things, but it still did not seem
to work .
Looking at the figure, who was desperately thinking, I do not know whether if I
should interrupt or not .
Under the dark sky, where the morning glow still haven’t appeared yet, a restless
atmosphere was filling it up .
“……As expected, we should just fight . ”
Aizu-san, who was silent for some time, raised her head and said this to me .
Standing up, she placed her hand on the sword handle .
I widened my eyes and hurriedly stood up, she pulled out her sword and placed it
on a corner of the wall, then she faced this side while holding the sheath .
“Because I am not good at teaching others like Riveria……So… this is the best
way . ”
Following this, the atmosphere around Aizu-san changed .
Her right hand held onto the sword sheath that had nearly the same attack range as
a normal single-handed sword, and she quietly placed up her stance .
Just by standing, my skin sensitively reacted .
I immediately pulled out the
hanging at the waist and entered a stance .
“Yes……That is enough . ”
“Just like your reactions earlier, I hope that you will feel various things starting
from now on . ”
Through the mock battle……that is going to start now…learn by yourself, she said .
The clash between the weapons, reading the opponent’s actions . Try to utilize
everything you could utilize .
“……M…My weapon…has a blade, is that okay……?”
“It’s alright . ”
Facing Aizu-san, who cut off the sentence with one phrase, I moaned .
Worrying about the opponent is a fatal error, I understood this the moment she
entered her battle posture .
I was being pressured by the simple and bladeless sword sheath .
The rigid air, biribiri, roared inside my ears . The eastern sky has yet showed signs
of morning .
Aizu-san did not move . I also did not move .
No, it should be that I can’t move .
Once the distance shortens, I, who was waiting, will be torn apart . The instant that
I take a step, I could firmly believe that a strike that surpassed my range and speed
will come .
I never thought that there will be a time the
in my hand, which is
soaked with sweat, will become so unreliable .
“……You…really are timid . ”
“Since you are entering the Dungeon alone, being timid is a very important quality .
But beyond that, you are still afraid of something else . ”
The sentence that I did not want others to say was declared by the person I did not
want to be said out .
With a calm expression, Aizu-san quietly stepped forward .
“Although I do not know what you are afraid of……Probably, when that moment
is approach, you will have no choice aside from escaping .
The words she firmly believed in pierced my chest .
Ka, the center of my body seems to become hot . Was it shame, was it rage . Mostly,
it was the former .
Even though I do not understand, but there was a sore feeling everywhere . An
accusation with no room for maneuver . What flashed through my brain, in that
instant, was a bull that was approaching from behind, roaring .
Even though it was not the time to think of this kind of thing, but a panicked
feeling surged through my heart .
My teeth were about to trembling . However, I suppressed with my willpower .
Holding the handle of the
with power, I raised my wet eyes .
Instilling power to my entire body, towards Aizu-san, who was approaching closer
step by step —— I took the initiative and rush forward .
“Not enough . ”
——I was blown away .
The moment the sharp sound of the wind breaking passed my ears, I went straight
to the side and was in a fiery embrace with the slab stone .
My abdomen…an uncommon pain .
“Recklessness is not allowed . It is something that is absolutely not done in the
Dungeon . ”
Aizu-san’s words that she used to explain the behavior conduct, failed to properly
enter my brain .
I was swept away .
With an unimaginable speed, the sword sheath swept passed horizontally and
severely knocked into the unsuspecting side of the abdomen due to holding the
My eyes could capture the shaking slash . And it was just barely a glimpse .
I know . I know .
Although I know……
This person…isn’t she unexpectedly fast……!?
“Can you stand up?”
Towards the question that came from above, I placed my hands on the ground and
slowly stood up .
My breathing was ragged . The flickering pain in my abdomen made me want to
bend down . I wanted to cry . But I definitely could not cry .
I used my front teeth to bite my lips and once again, I confronted Aizu-san .
“Still not accustomed to pain……”
“But if that’s the case, then there is more of a reason not to be afraid of the pain . ”
A thrust .
A thrust with frightening speed pierced through my heart . I could not block the
impact and was sent flying away .
The back of my head suffered a heavy impact . On top of this, my lungs also lost
their function .
“Can you stand up?”, this gentle yet merciless phrase . I replied with an almost
choking voice while I stood up .
“Since you are entering the Dungeon alone, you absolutely cannot leave any dead
angles . You will always have to maintain a wide vision . ”
“Unfortunately . ”
Just when I thought I finally avoided it, a second attacked followed .
The instant that I had stopped moving, my knees were hit . This time, I had a fiery
kiss with the slab stone again .
Incidentally, I was dressed in light armor . On this basis, there were such damages .
“Can you stand up?” , this calm phrase . I stood up while my nose continued to
“Right now, it is fine if you can follow it . Try to read your opponent’s action . ”
“That’s right . ”
After the slash coming from bottom to top, a horizontal slash followed .
From start to finish, everywhere was filled with holes where I could be directly hit .
I placed the
in the path . However, the sword sheath still managed to
bypass the location of the
and attacked me . I was beaten to the side and
rolled away .
“Can you stand up?”, this magical-like phrase . I stood up .
“……You…don’t seem to be good at defense”
Continuous hits, Continuous hits, Continuous hits, Continuous hits .
Numerous slashes flashed by endlessly . I, who had no way of avoiding it, could not
even bounce by even one attack and was beaten by the sheath .
After a tremendous sound from a blow, the slab stone issued a cry .
Unconsciously, I could not even stand up and could only kneel on the ground .
The ragged breathing sounds echoed through the faintly dark surrounding areas .
“……First-Class Adventurers often say: There are many Adventurers that are
deluded by the
“Everybody is too dependent on the
. Ability and technique are very
different things . ”
Looking towards Aizu-san, who began to speak, I widened my eyes, which were
distorted due to the pain .
She seemed to be teaching everything she had comprehended to me, and slowly
continued to speak .
“Technique and Adaptability . These things you are still not yet capable . ”
“Even if you lose you
, these things still reside in your body . Aside from
refining it……I believe there is no other choice . ”
She closed her eyes and no longer spoke . Then she looked directly over at this side .
“Because you do not seem to be good at defense, this will be our first training topic .
During this training period, try to see through my attack and attempt to defend . ”
“If we continue this kind of training, even the current you should be able to
reflexively form the fighting methods . This is what I believe . ”
“Towards your goal that you talked about……You will also become closer . ”
Aizu-san uninterruptedly said . At the same time she said this assertion, she directly
stared at me, who was stunned .
The golden eyes shone with sincerity, peered into my eyes .
This person was currently waiting, waiting for me, who was whimpering and
moaning, to stand again .
“Can you still…stand?”
Accepting her thoughts and calm gaze about the weak me .
Although it was small, but it will never be in vain .
I desperately made the knee that was bent, rose up and finally stood up .
Until the distant mountain ridge was lit by the daylight, I was blindly accepting her
sword strikes .
× × ×
Newly-formed jagged rocks were currently occupying, up down left right, all
directions within the vision .
The high ceiling also did not help and created a locked-up feeling . The huge rocks
that were peeling off the walls from all direction created a suffocating pressure .
The faint light source was not the only reason why it made one worry; the dark
atmosphere was also one of the reasons .
The ground obviously did not have a path laid out, the rough stone made it difficult
to move forward .
Caves, mines, tunnels .
The maze formed with combination of paths without any rules would cause one to
think a hollow rock stratum .
“It really has been a long time since I would reside once again on this floor……”
Underground Dungeon 17th Floor .
In this area where the Adventurer’s range belongs to Lv . 2, a burly beastman, Ottar,
was currently exploring by himself .
On the upper part of the walls, fist-sized stones bulged out as if it was a lantern
releasing light . It shone out his burly body .
The surrounding equipment wrapped around his body was actually light armor .
The body that surpassed 2 meters and could easily use a super heavy full body
armor, actually only used light armor to cover the parts that may be life-threating if
a Monster attacks .
Having said that, each part had an incredible level of thickness and size, as if a
heavy shield was embedded onto the body . If it was asked simply whether if it was
within the scope of light armor, nodding would also appear to be unnatural .
The huge and sturdy backpack that is being carried on his right shoulder seems to
be unwillingly restrained and was expanding .
(Now that I think about it, the last time I entered the dungeon, it is already quite
Every step would cause the huge body to shake . Although it isn’t strange to cause
one or two noises, but not even a single footstep sound was made . This kind of
movement was wrapped with a strong sense of violation .
However, from the beginning, he had exuded an absolute presence that could not
be ignored to the surrounding .
As if they were afraid of Ottar, not even a shadow of a Monster appeared in front
of him .
(……Jealousy, is it)
While spreading his awareness to the surroundings, Ottar recalled the conversation
with Freya .
Won’t you be jealous, this was what his own Goddess asked .
At that time, Ottar did not lie . No matter what happens, he would not question
Freya’s loving embrace and will eternally worship her .
Having a desire and reaching out for it will absolutely never capture it . As if their
love was played around by the gentle breeze, it will finally swept pass the
fingertips and suddenly disappeared .
Basically, the wind will not seek a partner .
The wind will only roam around the skies by itself . If they discover wandering
travelers in the plains, it may smile and tightly hug quietly behind . Then when the
travelers turn around, it will have already headed off somewhere else .
Yet at the same time, yes, the wind is equal .
To give the cool blessing towards everybody who stand on top of the ground .
It is sometimes fierce, sometimes gentle . Just like the northern winds, just like the
spring breeze .
The wind will silently touch the ears and whisper softly constantly . It will never be
interrupted . The wind is eternal .
As long as Ottar stands above the ground, even if he ran far away, he will
absolutely never lost the wind’s grace .
(……Since I decided to come here, I have already made my answer, right)
However, if a sky that the winds will call as a home appears . If a sky that the winds
longed for appears .
He could only stand at the ground and watch, unable to do anything .
If he was to look at that scene from above and felt inferior and grief for himself,
then perhaps, there was really jealous .
Then jealous and suspicious will be interlinked .
As if he was to relax the facial muscles, a shallow wry smile was depicted on his
face . If someone sees it, they will definitely be surprised .
In the end, from the instant that he could not refuse Freya’s orders, Ottar was
already included among them . The Goddess has also seen through him .
Ku, a self-deprecating laughter echoed deeply within the cave .
“……Mmm . ”
Ottar’s pace stopped .
From the helmet that was similar to a guard and was covered with extremely little
black iron, the pig ears that pried out suddenly reacted .
Before the toes that were wrapped by the boots changed direction, from the rocky
walls, Vooo, a black and red bull’s head probed out .
“VOOOOOO…… . !”
“It came out . ”
The huge bloodshot eyes captured Ottar, who was standing in front .
. With an outer appearance of a bull, a Large-Sized Monster with
rumbling muscles and bones . It’s height was slightly taller than Ottar . Based on the
physique, there were many place similar to Ottar .
It was the reason why Ottar would remain at a floor that was extremely
inappropriate for his own Lv .
That is to capture the violent Monster in front of his eyes .
The Minotaur was extremely excited .
Probably it was using
, his hand was holding a natural
weapon in the form of an axe .
The axe that was the same size as a hand was soaked with red-color liquid . Did it
just fight against Adventurers, perhaps it succeeded in cutting off their heads . Just
by the portions seen, there were no obvious injuries .
This is really the jackpot, Ottar thought as he narrowed his tarnish eyes .
Placing his hand onto strap, ton, the specially made backpack fell down from his
shoulders and onto the ground . From the huge bag that could be described as a
construction beam of a building, the sound of a sharp friction could be heard aside
from the sound of the earth splitting .
The moment the Minotaur noticed this, its eyes flew out .
Stamping on the Dungeon’s ground, he created a whirlwind of gravel . Then he
lifted the stone axe high above .
Even when he took the vibrating roar head on, Ottar remained impassive .
His right hand that was carrying the backpack was placed vertically towards the
ground, at the same time, his left hand was hanging lifelessly . He did not even
carry a weapon and was waiting for the Minotaur to charge in a straight line .
Then just when the Minotaur in front of his eyes used its leg to crush the ground,
Ottar slowly raised his left hand .
“……Pretty good . I’ve decided, it’s you . ”
It was caught . It was a complete defense .
After the stone axe with many cracks was swung downwards, it cracked open . It
headed towards the ground .
The attack from the Minotaur using all its strength was withstood by Ottar’s left
arm with a hand armor .
Excluding the hardness of the armor, what was shocking was the abnormal
. Maintaining an upright posture, the huge body can be described as
motionless . Even without assuming a fighting stance, the pig beastman directly
neutralized the Minotaur’s assault .
It was almost like a huge tree with roots underground, Ottar did not move . He even
evaluated the Minotaur without any hesitation .
Was it instinct, its eyes had a bit of cowardice inside, the Minotaur began to retreat
step by step .
Towards the creature that was a Monster above itself, it gradually understood .
“Stop . ”
“It’s fine if you rampage……Next . ”
The Minotaur, which was shot by the gaze, really stopped .
Ottar’s gaze fell onto the stone axe that was slipping on the opponent’s hand and
temporary thought for a while .
Shortly after, he reached out behind . Ignoring the surprised reaction from the
Minotaur, he pulled out one of the two swords intersecting at his waist——The
size was undoubtedly a Large Sword——and threw it .
“From your actions earlier, there should be no problem . Try to use it . ”
While revealing an uncomfortable and amusing feeling towards the people if they
see it, the Minotaur looked at the Large Sword in front of its eyes and tilted its
Its gaze went back and forth between Ottar and the sword, and it timidly reached
out with its hand .
The fingers that were covered by the hoof clasped tightly onto the sword’s hilt .
(Since I already accepted this mission, I will not be merciful . Freya-sama)
Freya had once said . The boy, Bell’s major achievement will be spurred by Ottar .
Just like how you were able to understand something from the dialogue between
me and you, there was only one so-called policy . She must have understood this
basis so that’s why she appointed Ottar .
To place the Minotaur in front of Bell .
The path prepared could be a cruel and thorny path for the boy .
(……The preparations may have gone overboard . )
Until now, Ottar had wrestled with many Minotaurs and repeated his selection .
It was simply in order for Bell to shed a layer of his skin . It was in order draw forth
the brilliance that Freya desired .
Towards a Lv . 1 Adventurer, a Minotaur, that belongs to the range of a Lv . 2, may
seem to be too harsh . Just by its abilities, there was an insurmountable gap, it was
an opponent that is equivalent to suicide if they were to seriously fight . Not only
that, now it was even given a weapon .
It has reached the point where it was simply domineering . Ottar was currently
preparing acts of abuse for Bell .
He admitted that there was a stupid feeling in the very depths of his heart . Ottar
was actually extremely concerned about Bell .
If that’s the case, so, therefore, he wanted to remove Bell from Freya’s sight?
Towards the self-questioning, no, Ottar could make such assertion .
If Bell dies, Freya will definitely plan to chase after his soul . In other words, she
will not hesitate to even return to Heaven and to induce Bell towards her chest . If
that wasn’t the case, then she would not likely risk the possibility of the danger of
death and give full authority towards Ottar .
Bell’s life or death already had no meaning . Whether it was life or death, what lies
ahead will be the curse from the Goddess of Love .
This is not jealousy .
This is a baptism .
(If you wish to accept that Goddess’s love, then show me you can surpass this . )
Ottar was searching for the signs of qualification . An evidence that he had the soul,
which made Freya fall in love at first sight .
It was fine if you take her care . It is acceptable if you are exclusively loved by her .
However, it is not acceptable to sully the fame of the sublime Goddess .
Since you have already been selected by Freya, this has become your duty . Ottar
will absolutely never communicate this, but only mutter it inside his heart .
“……Revised . Swing this skillfully for me . ”
He easily bounced away the casually swinging Large Sword .
As if Ottar wanted to give the Minotaur in front of his eyes a mission of achieving
perfection, he took a heavy footstep and the training begins .
The sparks flying everywhere did not have means of stopping, the metal screeches
echoed in the spacious cave over and over again . No matter how many minutes
passed, no matter how many hours passed .
This was all for Freya .
Ottar was only completing his own mission .
× × ×
“Bell-sama……Why is it at this time, when we still haven’t entered the Dungeon,
you’ve already become tattered?”
“Ha…Haha……There was a slight matter . ”
He could only reply with a hollow laugh towards Lili’s inquiries .
It was the second day ……that he had begun to accept Aizu-san’s harsh special
Towards me, who had barely managed to get to the meeting time for Dungeon
Exploration, covered with wounds, even Lili could not help but be confused .
But I can’t confess, I don’t want to confess . I did not want to expose my
After that without any exception, the trend of becoming tattered completely did not
Although I know that a good thing about how I will quickly have progress will
never happen……However, the self- confidence I had accumulated so far was
completely shattered and disappeared from sight .
Although I already knew, I was not yet on the path .
The place where that person is…and the place where I am standing at . There was
an unbelievable distance between us .
I carried a sense of loss as I passed through the Babel’s doors .
The spacious space on the first floor . The floor depicted a huge circular array
which is mainly composed of blue and white . It made people reminiscent about
stained glass material being split into flower shape . As always, it was extremely
Many Adventurers were entering and exiting the Babel’s entrance . Although the
vast majority of the Adventurers are preparing to enter, but there seems to be
people who exploring during the night time .
As we passed by them, there were jolly teams, then the obvious contrast, teams
with gloomy expressions also exist .
How much harvest achieved in the Dungeon is indeed dramatic, it caused us, who
were heading towards the Dungeon, to stiffen our cheeks .
It is one thing that you cannot laugh at . It is definitely not our business .
“Sorry, Bell-sama . Even though you are so tired, I still made you carry Lili’s bag . ”
“Not a problem . Instead, I feel that the reason why I’m tired is all my
fault……And since it’s an empty bag, it doesn’t matter . ”
Stepping onto the stairs that connected with the underground, Lili seems to feel
guilty and shrink back . I smiled as I readjusted my posture of carrying the empty
bag . It is light, very light, I said .
Right now, Lili and I had swapped our equipment . In other words, right now I was
carrying Lili’s bag, the so-called Supporter’s attire .
On the other hand, Lili took off the coat that she often worn and put on a
lightweight, leather suit that seems very sturdy . What’s more is that she also had
my hand armor on her back as a sheath for the
If you had to ask why we had to exchange our positions, that is to prevent
Familia>’s members from noticing Lili’s existence .
Although at first glance, Lili is a beastman child, but if you see a petite body
carrying a mountain of luggage, the people with good instincts may want to have
good visual sight of it .
Normally, it was rare for the Hobbits to carry large luggage, there is no need to
mention the other races .
As a precaution, we used our brains to hid Lili’s true identity .
“And we can immediately change, don’t worry . ”
In the end, it was only just for show . When there are fewer Adventurer’s eyes and
ears around them, they will naturally change back . Specifically, it was the area in
the 9th floor, right before entering the 10th floor . Because starting from the 10th
floor, the Dungeon will be shrouded by mist . Once they reach nearby, there was no
need to pay attention to the eyes from the surrounding .
When we come back, I will also split half the luggage with Lili, in order to reduce
the sense of violation .
Because the incident had happened not that long ago, being overly caution like this
is not excessive, at least I believe so .
“Nnn~, Lili always feel sorry about how she owes Bell-sama……”
Lili slightly lowered her tone and said . The tips of her beastman ears grown on her
head deftly curled up .
With a wry smile, I once again looked at Lili’s figure .
From what I can see, the Short Sword
suddenly became larger when it
was on the back of Lili and I could not help but smile . Her long hair was a greybrown
color . Her round eyes were golden . Looks like today she is disguised as an
wolf beastman, as an appearance of a werewolf .
Relying solely on the smooth, waist-length hair, her entire atmosphere suddenly
changed, it was a bit surprising . It gave an illusion of a mischievous child
becoming a noble lady, who enjoys reading book, with a mature atmosphere .
Her other physical characteristics were somewhat changed, in short, she was very
different than the usual impression of Lili .
“T…That……Is it really strange?”
Did she notice my gaze, Lili once again issued an uneasy voice and raised her head .
Is it the Adventurer’s equipment, or was it about the transformation to a beastman?
Although I was not clear which one she was referring to in the end, I still revealed
a smile and shook my head .
No such thing, I said to her .
“It is different than the usual atmosphere . Anyways, it feels ……a little bit
refreshing? I believe it is quite cute?”
“Yes . It is very appropriate . ”
Her uneasy eyes sparkled up along with her expression .
Her face was flushed as if she had a fever . Although Lili quickly turned to face
forward, her beastman ears were happily twitching, even the tail that stuck out
from her skirt was constantly swaying left and right .
Although, is it unconscious, but how does it move, these kinds of thoughts will
often appear, but when I see Lili, who will sometimes be happy or discouraged
towards my words, I felt a comfortable feeling and unconsciously relaxed my
How should I say, it seems like I have a cute sister . It was the feeling of being
Although we were forced to be aware of the Adventurers’ eyes and ears……but
from the other people’s perspective, are we siblings with a good relationship?
“Rabbit and a Wolf……”
“Ookami and Usagi……”
“If the rabbit is the follower (Supporter)……Ahhh, it will be eaten . ”
“Emergency spare food (Substitute) is it……How sad . ”
“Scary, scary . From the outside appearance’s
, it is impossible to predict
this, that’s why you can’t be careless in front of an Adventurer . ”
Why do I have a restless feeling .
Hiso Hiso, the surrounding Adventurers were all whispering something .
They revealed gentle eyes that is usually never seen, and cast merciful gazes
towards me . It was concentrated as well .
Hearing a man elf mutter “How sad”, I was curious .
I was confused and the smile on my face gradually began to twitch . But when I
noticed Lili, who was in the figure of an Adventurer, I suddenly had a question .
Overlooking the happy expression on my partner’s face, I spoke .
“Hey, Lili . Lili won’t be able to update the
from now on, right?”
“Why do you ask?”
“……You see, you can’t approach the
anymore, which means
you won’t be able to see the God, right?”
In other to hide it from the public’’s ears, I leaned over beside Lili’s ears and
Lili will not be able to meet with her God, Soma, temporarily . In other words,
engraved on her back has become impossible .
Being unable to update the
, this state is deadly to Adventurers . It should
also be the same for Supporters . Once I increased the Achieved Floors, the
Monsters will naturally become stronger, the danger will also naturally
Don’t you feel uneasy, this sentence was sent through my gaze, as I asked Lili .
“To be honest, about this point, Lili had considered it for a while……But, it should
be not a problem . At least for now . ”
“I…Is that the case?”
“Yes, there are ways to cope with it . Anyways Lili si also good at dealing with
Monsters……The evidence is that, for nearly half a year, Lili has not updated her
even once . ”
“H…Half a year!?”
Towards the words that Lili said, I almost fell to the ground .
It can’t be helped . Not updating the
is nothing but harm, it is basically an
act of hanging yourself .
Looking at me, who was stunned, Lili revealed a wry smile and began to explain .
, if you wish to update the
, you must reach the
target fund raised level . ”
“Eh……That is . ”
“That’s right, it is because of Soma-sama . ”
According to what Lili is saying, Soma-sama also seemed to be diligently updating
This might be strange, but to Soma-sama, updating the
is a necessary
expense . For his interest in brewing wine, raising funds are inevitable . If he does
not let Lili and the others to become stronger and earn more money, Soma-sama,
himself, will be troubled .
And with the number of members joining his
continuously increasing, it
has become a headache .
As expected he was still too immersed in his interest, this kind of act was pretty
much a declaration that “He will only look at the
if it passed the target
“So in other words, Lili did not earn enough money to reach the quota so she did
not update the
“That is slightly incorrect . After all, Lili does not want to attract other people’s
attention . ”
“Attract other people’s attention?”
“The fact that you’ve reached the target amount is equivalent of having a
considerable income . Lili, who is unable to fight, would be the best prey to the
others . ”
Ah, at the same time I muttered this, I understood what Lili was trying to say .
In other words Lili……
“It was mainly because even if Lili had reached the target amount, she is still not
able to offer the money . Carrying not enough money was to avoid their attention .
However, it has become a drawback of not being able to update the
Anyways, going to the faction’s gathering was also to emphasize this point .
Although after she had obtained
, she had often troubled Soma-sama, but
since after that, she had never really updated her
, Lili concluded .
……Because she was aware of her companion’s gaze so she was not able to update
, it was a major drawback for a
I once again recognized how Lili was by herself in this matter .
Depending on a poor
, she struggled day and night in the Dungeon, it was
also caused by the cruel conditions she was in .
Through wisdom and tricks, Lili was able to live until today . Even without
, she still had the self-confidence of surviving . It was
something that was derived from a distorted environment .
Except this time, I frowned .
“But sure enough, you’ll feel contempt?”
“Towards Lili, who have deceived numerous people . Lili is a person who likes to
lie . ”
Just like what was expected, the content of the conversation was replaced .
Towards Lili’s calm voice, I was speechless .
“Lili hates Adventurers . Aside from Bell-sama, she still continued to hold disgust
and……bias towards them . ”
“No matter what Bell-sama wants, Lili never plans to apologize for what she had
done……She will also not reflect upon it either . ”
That was a lie .
Towards the words that echoed through my chest, I could not say these words .
Looking at Lili’s desperate and stubborn expression, I missed the opportunity to
“Towards such a Lili, will Bell-sama feel contempt?”
Their pace had not stopped, Lili once again asked the question .
Her voice sounded no different than usual . Her sight was also firmly facing
forward……Only that those things……Could it be the person itself haven’t
The animal ears on her head were currently quivering on her hair . It was as if it
was afraid of something .
After a few seconds passed, I could not help but have the impulse of laughing .
Although I felt a bit sorry for Lili, but I still leaked out an untimely laugh .
“……Making me want to scorn a person, who isn’t able to become honest, isn’t
the difficulty too high . ”
Stopping her pace, Lili seemed to bounced over as she turned to this side .
I laughed and described my thoughts in words .
“Never mind . Because I like Lili . So I can’t do things like scorning, and will not
even become disgusted about it . ”
This was the truth .
In order to quell Lili’s unease, I spoke out the truthful feelings out .
It was to the extent of shocking, Lili widened her eyes and quickly had her face
flushed . Her drooped ears suddenly straighten up and was moving towards above .
I could not recover in that instant . The tail was already fiercely swaying in
During a short period of time, Lili continued to stare at me, whose heart was
muddled up, and quickly with her flushed face, secretly sighed loudly .
“What does that mean, inquiring about this matter……isn’t it too stupid . ”
Eh? Before I could question back, Lili had already moved ahead .
Only in that petite back, I could feel a delight much larger than before .
Did she cheer up, I harbored a slightly confused mood and sped up to chase after
“Bell-sama’s voice seemed to be echoing inside my heart like a chime . ”
Lili’s voice was lighter than usual .
While asking Lili numerous times, yet she was unwilling to speak, I could feel a
little dissatisfaction . I could only give up about thinking about this matter .
× × ×
Issuing out a piercing scream, the little devil Monster
headed towards this
Throughout its entire body, it was colored in black . Grown on its head was a sharp
horn that was slightly bloated . It was somewhat unbalanced with its thin body size .
However, the actions were swift and sharp which completely betrayed the outer
It even brought hook claws and a slender tail . With it working together, its
movement seems distorted .
Towards the two Imp that was about to approach by jumping, my hands
respectively held the
and prepared to engage .
Towards the Imp on the right, I took a step sideways .
Maintaining a form where only one Imp’s shadow could be hidden, I took
preparations to have a relationship where I had to defend against a single enemy .
Truthfully it was one on one . The Imp that approached revealed numerous teeth
while it swung the claws on its left hand towards me .
“IT —IS —TOO SLOW, SO I DON’T HAVE TO SEE!”
——It would not even reach that person’s toes .
Intending to cut off the sharp claws that was depicting an arc, I swung the
in my right hand .
Instantly, a brilliant purplish-blue light flashed and at the same time, the Imp’s
claws were bounced off, 5 fingers also flew into the air .
After the shock, the Imp immediately issued out a piercing cry, I took the
opportunity and with the movement of the attack earlier, I rotated my body .
Imitating the movements of the golden hair girl that appeared in my mind and
making it into my own .
With the right foot as the axis, I unleashed a powerful roundhouse kick towards the
Imp in front of me .
The light-weight Imp that was kicked directly in the middle of the chest was
simply blown away .
And just like this, it hit the one from behind . The Imp that barely caught its
companion could only stand firm, I had already moved on to the next step .
Using all my strength to pull and charge power, I made a stab ……with the
on my left hand .
“ “ GIII!?” ”
The single strike from the sword pierced through the Imps .
Their dying screams overlapped with each other .
Through the silver Short Sword that pierced through the hearts, the movements of
collapse communicated back to my palsm .
——I already knew it!
Even when Lili issued out a warning, I still did not move . I had already captured
the breath of the approaching Monster .
There must be a broad vision, and can never leave dead angles .
Removing the hand from the
, I turned around and at the same time,
I took the initiative and rushed over, the two daggers in my hands danced in a short
range and unleashed a double flash .
“Fuahhh……Bell-sama, amazing . ”
The lower body, carcass and the head .
Passing through the Imp that was divided into these three parts, I landed on the
I swiftly raised my head to ensure a broad vision . The shadows swaying in the
depths of the fog showed no signs of reducing .
Leaving the recovery of Baselard to Lili, I flew off towards the remaining
The current location is at the 10th Floor .
The ground was covered with weeds, each path, each room were significantly
bigger than before . Also, a milky white mist was born from somewhere and
constantly obscured the vision .
In the center of a
with only one exit, today, we were also immersed in
raiding the Dungeon .
The past two days, I had reviewed the contents taught by Aizu-san about the form
for battling Monsters .
Even if I said it was for the issue about life and death tomorrow, it would still be
okay . I will just meticulously use, absorb and hone the contents she taught .
What we were going against now was a community of Imps . It was a small-sized
Monster that is more frequently encountered than
in this floor .
Facing the enemy that uses its numbers as a weapon and continuously attack, I did
not rush to attack .
This Monster, Imp, is very cunning . Although it looks similar to the Goblins at first
glance, but this Monster will rack its brain . In other words, it is very clever .
It will absolutely never fight alone and will rely on group fighting . Based on a
team’s perspective, it was excellent . It was different than simply a collection of
Monsters, it was very mature . Even to the extent where Adventurers would feel
Also, there are rumors that in this misty 10th floor, a group of Imps could be more
tricky than an Ogre .
I also agree with this view . Using the hand armor to defend against the attack from
the rear, even if I wish to counter attack, the Imps will quickly drill back into the
depths of the fog . I could not help but pursed my lips .
With the advantage of the community of Imps and using the mist to unleash sneak
attacks from all direction . On this basis, it was clever in succeeding in surrounding
the enemy .
On this side, in order for the enemy to not have their own way and began to move,
a staggering clicking sound was revealed in the mist . And the amount was 8 . Did it
Although if it was a team, then no matter how many of them, they could still deal
with it . However, for lone Adventurers, the situation that was mentioned earlier
was very tricky .
The moment I stopped my pace, the surrounding net was completed in a flash .
Across the thin mist, numerous shadows were currently shaking their shoulders .
The Imps slowly narrowed their round ring . The sound of the grassy area being
treaded upon was coming from everywhere . It felt that the sound of licking their
lips could be heard .
If this had happened before, perhaps I might not be able to do anything .
Probably I would hold a resolve of getting hurt a bit and forcibly breaking through
a corner of the net .
“If I was to be seen as having no value, even Lili will feel a bit disappointed~~~!”
Right now, I was not alone .
From further outside than the ring of Imps that surrounded me .
Hidden behind the Monster’s back, an arrow was shot out .
The arrow Lili released hit a head of an Imp . Because of this unexpected attack, the
Imps began to tremble and spread apart .
How should I say this, the Monsters aren’t the only ones that know how to use the
mist . By allowing her body to temporary hide in the depths of the mist, Lili had
succeeded in being excluded by the Imps’ warning network .
Although it was very cunning , but that was it . Our side, which had already split
the decoy and surprise attack beforehand, was better as a team .
Towards the charming pronunciation of the words
, my heart jumped
Taking advantage of this opportunity, I immediately began my counterattack .
, I cut apart an Imp that was distracted by the metal
arrows on the spot .
My pace did not stop and I relentlessly dove into the panicking Monsters .
Just when I was about to fight an Imp that was hit by an arrow .
Two monsters have decided to abandoned the collapsing surrounding net and
decided to attack Lili .
While I was still crying out in fear, Lili did not budge . She smirked and took out a
pouch from inside her arms .
“Good work . ”
The pouch that was thrown opened up and released a large amount of powder in
front of the Imps .
The amount of time that allowed them to fear the purple powder that was suddenly
dispersed ended shortly, soon the Imps began to cough and it was coughing
From the poison from the scales collected, it was later on created into a poisonous
Unlike the Purple Moth’s scales, it could immediately cause weak Monsters to
have symptoms of
——Good job, Lili is already proficient in dealing with Monsters!
While Lili swiftly retreated to the rear, I flew out .
My line of sight intersected with the round eyes, the rest is up to you, it entrusted
this task .
I raised the corner of my mouth .
Holding my breath and dashing into the poisonous powder . Following this was an
instant kill .
The two daggers flashed . Without needing the time to breath one, the two Imps
were already dead .
Also, there is ……!
“……! Bell-sama, something slightly powerful came!”
The room began to shake . I quickly noticed it as well .
. A pig-head type Monster that I had received much care from . The giant
body that almost reached 3 meters was currently moving its hands forward .
Also, there were a few Imps in the surrounding, it was almost like a King leading
its servants .
Occupying the sky was
. A bat-type Monster that had its entire body
enveloped in the color of darkness . Aside from the sharp teeth, it could also emit
strange sonic waves that disrupt the concentration .
The remaining Imps also began to shake their tails and fled to unite with the group .
“It is slightly more……”
“Yes . It is rare for many types of Monsters to gather together . How should we do it,
even if its only the Ogre, do you need Lili to lure it away?”
She raised this proposal as she placed her backpack on the floor and refilled the
arrow in the hand-held crossbow .
I began to gaze attentively .
Due to the mist, it was difficult to grasp the number of Monsters aside from the
Ogre . If there were more Monsters currently lurking around hiding than what was
confirmed, it will be slightly dangerous for Lili to take independent action……
I placed all the weapons that I was armed with into the sheath and began to,
patapata, lift up my right arm .
“Ahaha, although I feel that I am overly reliant on it……”
Shall we go? The intention from my smile, Lili seems to have also noticed it .
She swiftly escaped to the side and allowed a path .
At the same time the Monster’s roar that came from distance far away, entered my
ears, I treated my right arm as a gun barrel and extended it to the front .
The numerous lightning flames pierced through the mist . In just a few minutes, it
completely decimated all the Monsters .
“Ah Lili . Am I too dependent on Magic?”
While I picked up a sandwich, I asked Lili about this matter .
In order for us, who basically wiped out the Monsters, to take a break, we returned
to the starting room of the 10th floor . It is also the staircase area that connects to the
th floor .
Only in this area it was slightly different . The mist will not appear . Because the
vision was clear, so the possibilities of being sneak attacked was greatly reduced .
Saying that it was the only area in the 10th floor that was safe is not wrong .
While I enjoyed the usual lunch that was prepared by Seal-san, I waited for Lili’s
Incidentally, the handmade sandwich in my mouth, as always, has a unique flavor .
The more you chew, the more a refreshing bitter taste spills out onto the tongue .
Today’s attempt seems to be a waste, it feels that the deeper I go, the more depth it
has……While having a sense of rudeness, I, mugumugu , moved my cheeks . To be
honest, I wanted to cry, but there were no tears .
Towards this increasingly violent lunch, I felt fear .
“Nnn~yes, Lili did not think about it so much……Anyways Bell-sama’s Magic is
Using both her hands to hold onto a small, but tidy bread, Lili seems to be
immersed in her thoughts .
The small mouth ate the bread with a cute movement . Shortly after she finished
eating, Lili wiped her mouth with a napkin and began to comment on it .
“Because the activation conditions are very low, it is probably undeniable for it to
be easily used . Compared to depending on it, it feels that it is more like Bellsama’s
actions, this was the feeling for it . ”
“If you say that……”
It feels like it had become harmonious .
No matter what kind of Magic, it is impossible to avoid a Chant……In other words,
it did not require charging .
Just like controlling my own limps, this kind of description might be correct .
However perhaps for me, using
is similar to using a bow and arrows . It
was not an action that limited my movements .
“Though thinking about this, while Bell-sama’s Magic was very efficient, the
meaning of it being a Magic had become very faint . ”
“Referring to the point about sure kills . ”
When I heard this sentence, what emerged in my mind was a page of a certain
book depicting about the activeness of Heroes .
The elf hero’s heroic posture while releasing a extreme chill blizzard towards large
is the type of thing that is a trump card . It could be said to be the final
move . By using the powerful power that could ignore the difference in Lv . , even if
it was against enemies at a higher Lv . , it still has more than 100% of repelling
them . Although Bell-sama’s Magic usage is very convenient, but in contrast, the
side of it definitely killing pales compared to it . ”
Indeed, at the same time, my
can be fired numerous times, it was
different than the meaning of a trump card .
The weight embedded in each attack was not as strong as described by Lili .
I revealed a subtle expression as I listened to Lili’s words .
“Because a Long Chant Magic requires a lot of time, the effects it releases are very
powerful, thus it is more likely to trigger a change in the situation . It is indeed a
move that can turn the tables around . ”
Which means, in turn……
“My Magic doesn’t have that kind of power……?”
“No, that’s not it . The key problem is about choosing quality over quantity or
quantity over quality . Bell-sama’s Magic has a activation speed that could not be
ignored……At least from Lili’s perspective, compared to a huge attack that
requires a lot of time, Bell-sama’s
that could be instantly fired seems
to be more terrifying . ”
“After all, I will definitely not escape . ” , Lili joked as she said it .
Overall, my Magic was still a powerful threat to the enemies .
However, it spends less effort . Based on a single attack’s power, it still lacks the
instantaneous explosive power .
Towards the truly powerful enemy ——For example, Monsters with high
durability —— it is difficult to have the effects of a normal attack Magic .
No that’s not right, Mmmm, even Magic isn’t almighty . If you really wish to list
their shortcomings, it might be endless……
Was it the drawbacks of the dreams that I had held since I was small about the
phenomenon of Magic, once the weakness of the Magic I obtained was pointed
out……How should I say it, there was a little bit of regret .
I do not know whether the inner feelings were expressed on my face, but Lili
looked at me and gave a wry smile .
“Bell-sama, Bell-sama? Lili believes that Bell-sama’s Magic is a gigantic leap
forward, you know? The activation speed and projectile velocity is naturally
needless to say, but just solely focusing on the growth of this was already very
remarkable . Calling it outstanding is not excessive . ”
“Activating a time-consuming Magic has no practical value . After all, Monsters
will not wait leisurely until the Chant is over . If the opportunity to use it has
decreased, it will naturally not reflect on the
If you do not use it enough, the basic ability of the Magic Effect
difficult to increase .
If you could strive to use it nonstop, the effort and time could perhaps make up
several times of the deficiencies .
“As long as
increases, the scale and power of the Magic will also
increase . Even Lili’s Magic, which is unrelated to battle, has changed slightly after
, has a limit of a certain size and physique . Basically, Lili
could only transform into the similar body size such as a Hobbit or a child .
However, through the increase of
, it seems that within imitating, it could
also change the clothes somewhat .
The clothing right now is only for appearance, but based on the Magic Effects, she
could change her clothes (Although it will be dispelled when she receives an
I gazed intently at my own palm .
Indeed, the thickness and strength of the lightning flames have increased
“And returning back to the topic if you are excessively depending on Magic . If it
was for the Magic to grow, then isn’t it understandable . However a dilemma occurs
of over relying on Magic and ignoring the skills of a bladed battle……Lili feels
that Bell-sama should remain as he is right now . ”
Lili’s analysis indeed contains a persuasiveness that cause one to nod .
This was the advice from a person, who had always watched Adventurers like me
at close distance .
Listening to the words of my partner, it gave a feeling of something being pressed
onto my back .
“Although Bell-sama’s Magic Properties are simple, the power is perhaps not
outstanding, but the growth is undoubtedly number . Please have a bit more
confidence in it . ”
Towards Lili, who revealed a slight smile, my cheeks loosened up slightly .
If Lili guarantees it, then there is no reason for me to not believe in the possibilities
of my Magic .
I feel that it was thanks to Lili so I could finally calm down .
While I felt slightly embarrassed, I said “Thank you” and stood up .
“Let’s work hard in the afternoon as well?”
“Okay, No matter where, Lili will support Bell-sama . ”
Too distant, and I made a wry smile .
After that, we continued to raid the Dungeon .