Hiiro looks at the Red Boar once more .
To fight a rank S monster, you usually have to be an adventurer of Rank S or above . Otherwise the danger level would be too high . However seeing his first Unique Monster only interested Hiiro further .
“Old Man, what rank are you?”
“Me? I’m C, Rank C . ”
“Hm, you’re quite high . ”
“What about you?”
“I think it was E… no I became a D . ”
When he last checked his Guild Card, it had shown rank D . It seems that fighting monsters naturally improved his rank .
“C and D… It doesn’t look like we’re anywhere close to taking out an S . ”
“Is that so?”
Unlike Arnold, Hiiro isn’t even flustered . However he still feels the hostility emanating from the Boar .
“W-we’ll have to run . We have Muir with us here . ”
“Why must we do that? We can just bring it down . ”
“Don’t ask for the impossible! Rank S is stronger than you thi-”
Before Arnold finishes his sentence, the Red Boar begins charging . It’s faster than any monster they’ve seen before . In an instant, Hiiro plants a kick on Arnold’s chest, kicking him out of the Boar’s path .
“Ow! Damn! It’s way too fast!”
Arnold is complaining, but Hiiro is the opposite .
(Amazing . So this is Rank S…)
The Red Boar has taken up a fighting stance . Its aura is quite formidable . What’s more, after they had avoided the charge, the boar was on a set course for a large tree; however, the one that broke was the tree . The Red Boar escaped with no injury .
(It’s skin and tusks seems to be quite hard . If I took that charge head-on, My HP would drop to 0)
If this were a game, he may have been able to stand it, but in real life a blow like that could cause instant death . Hiiro scowls, wondering which case applied to this world . Whichever the case, he would like to avoid pain .
“O-oy, Run away Hiiro! Muir, you too!”
Muir is shaking in fear, peeping out from a hiding place behind some trees .
The Red Boar faces us again .
“Alright, I’m going to kill that thing . ”
“D-don’t be stupid! There’s no way you can beat that!”
“Quiet . For me, there is no impossible . ”
“For the love of-! Where does that confidence come from! Look, it’s coming again!”
Arnold avoids it by jumping, but Hiiro doesn’t even move .
“I-idiot! Avoid it!”
The ground begins shaking, and cactus-like spikes emerge from the ground impaling the Red Boar… or not .
The spikes break upon contact with the Boars skin . And the Charge doesn’t eve slow down .
“Damn . ”
Hiiro somehow avoided it by diving onto the ground, however he is angry at how his attack had no effect whatsoever . His dodge was a second too late, and his left hand came into contact with the Red Boar . The small impact rotates his entire body, and smacks him into the ground .
His body is taken by intense pain .
Arnold calls out, but Hiiro has no spare time to answer . Ignoring the pain, he immediately stands back up . However he sways unsteadily .
“This bastard… You sure did quite a bit . ”
He glares at the Red Boar .
(Perfect, there’s a character I’ve been wanting to test . I’ll use it on this one . )
Hiiro concentrates magic on his finger and starts writing a character . It’s hard to move, and for some reason, it’s taking a long time to write . In that period of time, the Boar has already begun its next attack . It detaches its tusks and sends them straight at him .
(It can even do that!?)
Hiiro manages to dodge the tusks, but the Boar once again starts running at him . It’s not giving him a chance to write anything .
Suddenly, Arnold slams his body into the boar’s flank . The Boar braces his legs as not to fall, but as a consequence its charge is halted .
“How’s that! Did you see? This is Arnold-sama’s-”
The Red Boar’s eyes glow a dangerous color as it stares at Arnold in anger .
“Ah, um, that is…”
While Arnold confronts the monster, Hiiro rushes to write his word .
(Damn! Move, my fingers!)
But his fingers are shaking and he can’t write well . This only makes him more irritated . While he’s doing that, the boar charges Arnold .
He avoids it by taking a large leap to the side . But then the flying tusks come after him . He uses his large sword to guard against them, but the impact in itself sends him flying .
“Guha! … A-as I thought . It’s too st… . ”
Arnold has a pained expression on his face, as he stares at his opponent who has yet to take a single point of damage .
(Just a little… Just a little longer and… . . It’s done!)
He finished his character, and now all he has to do is hit the Boar with it . But the distance to the Red Boar is too long . At this distance, there is a high chance of missing .
“W-what is it! Did you finally decide to run?”
“You’re in the way, move . ”
Hiiro needed the Red Boar to target him alone, so having Arnold there was a hinderance .
“What are you saying!”
“Don’t worry, just go hide with the shorty . I’ll do the rest . ”
“… As if I could- Owaah!”
The Red Boar’s tusks come at him again and he leaps to avoid them . Arnold looks at Hiiro’s face, seeing his determination . Thinking that he had some sort of plan, Arnold follows Hiiro’s words and escapes .
“Now come, you reckless bastard . Come straight at me . ”
And as is he had heard Hiiro’s words of provocation, the Red Boar faces him with an angry face and begins kicking the ground . With one last kick, he starts running at Hiiro with an amazing speed .
Hiiro points his finger at the charging Boar, and makes a gesture as if he were pulling the trigger of a gun .
The Boar seems startled for a second as the character flies towards him, but it keeps confidence in its charge and doesn’t try to dodge . As a result, the character hits the boar directly, and…
As if all of the power were drained out of its body, the Red Boar falls to the ground . The momentum from its charge causes it to slide on the ground for a distance .
(Good, it worked . )
Seeing the situation, the hiding Arnold and Muir slowly approach Hiiro .
“O-oy, Hiiro . What the hell did you do?”
“Ah? I put it to sleep . ”
“Sleep!? H-how did you… ah, your cheating magic . ”
“Yeah . ”
Arnold notices something strange . Normally, Hiiro would take up a haughty attitude here, but it seems that his heart is elsewhere .
Hiiro looks back at the sleeping Boar .
(I put it to sleep . That’s good . But I took way too long to do it . )
Unlike usual, it took him around 30 seconds to write a single character .
(Since I was using magic to forcefully change my target’s state was that a 《Rebound》? Altering the state of a living being other than myself seems to produce this effect . Writing 『Sleep(眠)』 took this much effort . What would 『Death(死)』 take?…)
As he thinks this, a shiver goes down his spine .
(No, as long as I keep the image of 『Death(死)』 in my mind, I shouldn’t get a 《Rebound》 . Even for 『Sleep(眠)』, more than《Rebound》, it felt like it was just difficult to write . It seems that some words require a bit of compensation . I wonder if different words require different obeisances . )
Right, a 《Rebound》 is supposed to bring disaster unto one’s self . This time, the writing speed simple dropped . It doesn’t feel like a 《Rebound》 .
(『Needle(針)』 and 『Hard硬』 have an AOE of 4 tatami (6 . 61 m2) . No matter how hard I tried to imagine the effect, that area was the limit . There’s always a restriction . So each word has its own restrictions . That’s all I need to know right now . And for now…)
Hiiro walks over to the sleeping Red Boar . The effect should last for 1 minute, so it should wake up soon .
“I’ll be taking your life now . ”
He tries to shove 『Piercer』 through its body, but it’s quite tough . As expected of an S Rank monster .
He uses all of his strength, and finally the blade goes through the skin . The Red Boar convulses violently and finally perishes .
Beeeeeep . A sound that he hasn’t heard in a while echoes through his head . Hiiro checks his status .
ATX: 216 (278)
DEF: 165 (180)
AGL: 301 (303)
HIT: 164 (172)
INT: 267 (271)
《Magical Attribute》 None
《Magic》Word Magic (Single Chain Unlocked|Air Word Unlocked|Parallel Writing Unlocked)
《Title》 Uninvolved Bystander, Other Worlder, Word User, The Awakened one, Ripper, The one who Imagines, Killer of the Unique, Gourmet Bastard, One Who Follows his Own Path