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In the afternoon, I’m in the shopping district.
During the morning I was with Emily hunting Dandelion in Arsenic Dungeon, and while Emily was currently selling off her loot, I was waiting at a corner for her to finish.
While gazing at the adventurers that were walking in and out of the shop, I was fiddling with my hands as I have nothing to do. Suddenly, from beside me a tea cup was being placed in front of my table.
When I looked up to whom it was, I saw Elza’s face in front of me. She placed the tea and sat across the table.
[Have some tea while you’re waiting.]
[I didn’t know they serve tea here.]
[Fufu, that’s only because Ryouta-san is our loyal customer. I’m sure this cup of tea would further increase our shop’s performance in the future.]
[Then I should work hard on getting more tea.]
With Elza smiling sweetly, I drank the cup of tea.
I was surprised that this tea wasn’t like your typical cheap stuff where they either give you a tea bag or some powder to produce a cheap taste, but this refined taste indicates that they used proper tea leaves with boiled water to serve me.
I was sort of happy that they took the effort to prepare such good quality tea for me.
[Oh right, it’s about time for the Harvest Festival.]
[The Harvest Festival?]
[You don’t know about it? It’s a festival in Shikuro that is held once a year.]
[Heh, This Harvest Festival that you’re speaking of, does it have any relation to the monster’s drop?]
[Yes it does. The festival will be held for three days. In those three days, the entire production sellers will gather around there and sell their product.]
[Heh, everything huh.]
[Yes they have everything.]
[What would they do with the collected products?]
This reminded me of the Tomato Festival held on earth.
It’s a festival that was being held outside of Japan. The folks over there would gather a huge sum of tomatoes in the city, and they would play a snowball fight with each other using the tomatoes as the snowball. It was bloody cool. (TLN: Sorry I had to)
Will they bash each other with the products, or would they just eat it?
[They’ll defeat it.]
[Did you know that there’s an arena located at the south side of the city, and over there they would exhibit the products to return the products back to the original monsters. The exhibition is to show the product and it’s origins.]
[Aah, now I get it.]
For some odd reason I accepted it, as these sorts of event are just like this world.
At first I was like [Wait a minute?], why would they simply let a rogue monster let loose in the middle of the city. But then again if it’s inside a safe and controlled environment like let’s say inside the arena, what’s more it’s an event that’s been held every year, then it made sense.
I’m pretty sure they would have some dispatch to take care of the rogue monster too.
[Though it’s fine if it’s just regular drops, if they were to find a rare monster’s drop, the chances of finding one would be slim. Thus it’s valued higher.]
[Afterwards I will be distributing a list of rare monster drops that we have not obtained to everyone.]
[Ahaha, guess I have to start working for this cup of tea then.]
Flowers bloom around Elza while she smiled, brimming with light.
Heading out of the trading shop, it’s time to go and team up with Celeste.
With the three person in Ryouta’s family, this time we are heading to Teruru.
[I guess there would be something like a Harvest Festival.]
[Was there nothing like this where you lived before, Celeste?]
[The place that I lived in had nothing of that sort ever.]
[I see.] as I nodded in approval.
I guess there are places that don’t have these sorts of festival.
Since it’s a story not related to us, we changed the topic and the conversation for the festival ceased.
In return, we talked about something that was in my mind for awhile.
[I’m thinking about renting a new house. The home that we’re currently living is a 2LDK, but with an addition of Celeste, I feel like having another room would be better.]
[I don’t particularly mind though?]
[Un. But how should I put it, I want a new house. The three of us should have some savings from the potatoes that we’ve been selling right? So I was wondering, why not get a new house where the three of us can stay and let that be a hideout for the Ryouta Family.]
As I propose this idea to them, the both of them looked at each other.
[If that’s the case then I approve.]
[Me too desu.]
[Alright, then after this we will quickly inquire a real estate agent. What sort of house should we rent though?]
[I suggest having a bad house. As to why, that’s because I want to see the Goddess Emily transforming that horrible house and see the before and after look.]
[I get what you mean! Though I understand your feelings, but since we’re doing this might as well get a decent to high quality house.]
[That’s true. What’s more, those kinds of houses might have something popping out.]
[I’m slightly afraid of ghosts desu.] as Emily was saying that, she was grasping her hammer tightly while shivering in fear.
Even though she could instantly shatter a big rock no problem, when it comes to spirits and such she’s actually afraid of them.
[Non non, what I’m talking about isn’t ghosts and such, but those.]
[Yes, those, the cock—–]
[Stop it Celeste, any further and we might be in trouble!]
I frantically stopped her, but it was too late.
Pishi! An eerie sound can be heard and the air around us suddenly stiffens.
A frightening Emily could be seen.
Emily, who seemed to have stopped time around her, the light in her eyes turned cloudy.
[Uh, wh-what is it?]
[If that time comes, I’ll commit seppuku desu.]
As soon as she said that, she grasp her favorite hammer.
[Emily wait a moment, you can’t use a hammer to cut your stomach!]
[It’s alright nanodesu, if a person puts their thoughts into something, anything is possible nodesu. If I were to be exposed to those threats, I’m sure I can prudently cut myself with a hammer desu. Fufufu, maybe I can just practice doing so right now desu.]
[Wha——-! Wait, wait, wait a minute don’t be so rash—–Emily since when have you been so strong!]
Celeste, who did not understand the situation at all was stunned. I was holding onto Emily(Strength A) who was trying to use a hammer to kill herself, while trying to calm her down
Finally after some time she gave up, and her usual atmosphere returned.
[Ryouta-san, that…..it’s better to omit that word from now on right.]
Seems like Celeste has also come to an understanding.
After trying various methods to calm Emily down, she regained her mood and we can now finally head off to Teruru dungeon.
Suddenly, we heard a loud scream coming from somewhere.
There’s a guy and a girl, no, there’s all kinds of people screaming in terror.
Immediately, the city began to miser.
[I don’t know desu.]
[It seems that there’s screaming coming from that direction.]
The location that Celeste was pointing was the direction leading to the entrance of the dungeon.
We immediately understood why.
[It’s a monster! A rogue monster has appeared!]
The citizens that were running away from the monsters were screaming loudly.
Something crossed my mind of what happened previously.
There two adventurers, man and woman, ran straight towards us.
[You idiot, hurry up and run.]
[Hey, what’s happening?]
[Apparently these adventurers were blinded by money, so they dived deep into the floor who those monsters were there, they managed to defeat them. But as they were about to return to the surface they were killed.]
[Aah….since they were dead, the items were left behind.]
[That’s about it, for now just run to safety. With just us, we can’t do anything about it but to flee.]
The moment the paired adventurers said that they ran away in full speed.
Again screaming can be heard, this time it was close by.
When we looked at the direction of the voice, Elza was there.
While she was running away she fell down and landed on her butt.
And the Slimes are closing in on her.
The body is in full pink, and the eyelashes were long with double eyelids—-if you strictly look at the face you can consider the Slime a beauty.
[It’s a<Slime Jariya>!]
Celeste accidentally leaked out a voice close to screaming.
Even though she came here not to long ago, but she had already collected so much data.
Though this is not the time to listen to her carefully.
I took out my guns, and without the time to load more ammo I immediately aimed at the Slime Jariya and fired.
On my left the normal bullet flew straight at it, and on my right the Restraint Bullet flew out.
The Restraint bullet let out a faint light, and restrained the Slime Jariya with a light rope.
While it was being restrained, I immediately went beside Elza, and quickly lifted her up.
[Hold on tight!]
I caught hold of Elza and flew back.
I tagged out and Emily went in with her hammer spinning round and round approaching close to the Slime, whilst Celeste was using the Bicorn Horn to shoot a volley of fire bullets as support.
The restrained Slime Jariya was being hit by the fire bullets, and following up Emily swung her hammer straight down on the Slime without thinking.
Though, that did not defeat it.
Emily hyped herself up, and swung her hammer multiple times at the restrained Slime Jariya.
The method is like hammering on mochis.
In the middle of all these the restrained bullet broke off, and I fired another Restraint Bullet as support.
The Slime Jariya that had no chance to resist was being beat up for about 10 seconds, and finally it was defeated.
[This monster is kinda tough.]
[Well, that’s obvious as the Slime Jariya resides in Teruru’s 26th floor.]
[26th floor!? I didn’t know this monster resides so deeply in the dungeon. No wonder it was so difficult to defeat it.]
On my arms I could her Elza’s voice.
With such soft and clear voice. Looking at her, her face was pale, and her hands were shaking in fear.
[Thank you…very much.]
[Are you alright? Are they any injuries?]
[There’s no injury.]
[Phew, I’m glad.]
Seems that Elza is fine for the time being.
When I let go of her hands it seems that she could support on her own.
[Though, why has the commotion not stopped?]
[If I’m not mistaken, the Slime Jariya’s are considered as normal monsters on the 26th floor.]
[Eh? It’s not a rare monster?]
With a serious expression, Celeste nodded.
[The rare monster in the 26th floor is called<Slime Sultan>, since the Slime wears a crown on it’s head, you can immediately spot it.]
[A crown…..like a king huh. So the one we defeated was different, it’s more of like the king’s slave/servant.]
[That’s right. Though we don’t have to worry anymore.]
As Celeste finish saying, the commotion is slowly dying down.
If an emergency situation occurs, high level adventurers will immediately get hold onto it and appear, and will be fighting around the city—-more like they will stop the monster’s movement and defeat them.
Even from afar I can tell, it’s similar when I’m inside the dungeon and feel a sort of atmosphere.
I can sort of feel that the adventurers are slowly diminishing the monsters.
[If that’s the case then it’s settled—]
As we were about to be relieved, another screamed was heard.
I looked at Emily and Celeste, and the three of us reacted at the same time.
We ran straight towards the location of the scream, and over there another monster was present.
A slime that was wearing a crown, it’s a Slime Sultan.
Around it there are a few adventurers who have fallen from battle—seems like they were hit by that Slime.
[Yoda-san, we should help them desu!]
As Emily said so she ran straight ahead.
She swung her hammer round and round, as per her usual stance she dropped the hammer down, and shook the side after landing.
The 130cm body with a huge hammer took a full swing at the Slime Sultan, sending it flying afar.
Then Emily pursued the Slime Sultan that was flying away—-wait no in order to protect the fallen adventurers she pursued the Slime Sultan.
Celeste also follow suit and ran ahead.
While grinding my teeth, I took out my dual gun and loaded the Healing Bullets and fired at all of the fallen adventurers.
Around the vicinity the light of the healing ability shone. Once I knew they weren’t in danger, I went ahead to where Emily and co are.
Emily is in a pinch.
The Slime Sultan underlaid on top of Emily, preventing her hammer from smashing on it.
And slightly from afar Celeste was firing flame bullets using the Bicorn Horn, but with only a Level 1 Magic spell, it did almost no damage to the Slime Sultan.
[Get away…from Emily!!!!!!]
I rushed towards the Slime Sultan and pushed it away.
The Slime retreated from above Emily, and landed on the floor with it’s body seemingly like jelly flopping around.
I pushed the Slime Sultan towards a building’s wall, and the wall was semi-ruptured and rubble fell down on it.
The Slime Sultan then change shaped and counter attacked.
I guarded and flew backwards, took out my gun and fired the Restraint Bullet.
After the light, the light rope restrained the Slime Sultan.
Though—it immediately broke off.
[Not even two seconds huh.]
Immediately I looked back, and I saw Celeste helping Emily get up. Though Emily doesn’t have any injuries, but because of the Slime Sultan, her hammer was bent to the side.
I can’t rely on Emily’s fire power anymore, I’m the only one left to deal with this.
I switched my bullets—-and repeatedly fired.
On one side is all normal bullets, and on the other is the Restraint bullets followed by normal bullets.
When the Restraint Bullets hit the target, the Slime Sultan was restrained for about two seconds.
And in that two seconds I closed the distance to about 1 meter and fired a hail of Penetrating Bullets.
Although I fired my magazine till it was blank, I could not deal the final blow.
Though, it seemed to be working.
[If it’s like that!]
I loaded more bullets, again I fired a single Restraint Bullet and the rest are all normal bullets.
I relentlessly fired at the Slime who was 1 meter away from me.
And continued firing again.
When the restraint was released, I fired another Restraint bullet and again I fired more Penetrating bullets.
After repeating that—I ended up using 10 sets.
The Slime Sultan that has a series of holes like a beehive has finally stopped moving and was defeated.
[Fuuh, there’s a limit to how tough one may be. If another were to appear I don’t think I can handle it.]
I’m glad I have the (god-like) Restraint Bullet on time, the exchange of 4 Flame bullets and 2 Healing Bullets in order to get 1 Restraining Bullet, firing that is somehow dangerous in a way.
And with that I was finally relieved, and from the rogue monster of the Slime Sultan, a pouch-like item dropped from it.
Is an arabic term used in Islamic religion to refer slave woman. You can Google it up for more reference.
Is an arabic word where in Muslim country it’s defined as a Muslim sovereign, or someone who has power or authority. Or commonly related to as King.
More Translator Note:
When I was typing for this chapter, I noticed something odd, like the word . I don’t know why, but I think that <Recovery Bullet> would sound nicer, what do the readers think? Should I change it or should I just leave it at that? Poll time again~