Chapter 97 – Bomberman
Encountering a monster from the fourth floor.
It was the self-destructing little devil, and there was only one of them.
[I’ll leave it to you, Bon-bon.] (Alice)
After encountering the monster, Alice reached out her hands and carried her friends.
Even though the self-destructing little devil transformed from a cute doll into it’s original form, but it still looked deformed even when returning to it’s original form, making it really adorable.
The opponent reached out it’s hand and it shone but nothing happened. Afterwards blackness came and nothing happened.
The routined that has already been engrained into my mind, as for Alice’s friends—-Bon-bon flew straight ahead, and did a banzai stance.
Beneath it’s feet a magic circle expanded, and Bon-bon’s body was escaping light.
Soon after, Bon-bon exploded.
Compared to the original thing, the explosion power was inferior to it.
After the debris cleared up, nothing was left behind.
[Amazing, you’re really amazing Bon-bon.] (Alice)
[Guess when he self-destructs he doesn’t drag his friends.] (Ryouta)
Unbeknownst to us, I could see the doll sized Bon-bon on Alice’s shoulder.
The imagination of Alice sending it out was stuck to me, but I guess it would return back to her after the explosion instead of disappearing.
So when it transform from it’s SD size to it’s original size, and after self-destructing it would return back into it’s SD sized.
It’s kinda like that.
[Can that self-destruction be used multiple times?] (Ryouta)
[Un, that’s what he said.] (Alice)
[There’s no restrictions?] (Ryouta)
[None I suppose. Aah, I guess after using it once it takes time to return back to it’s original size. So the only restriction is we can’t spam it.] (Alice)
[Ah, I see.] (Ryouta)
So I guess it’s impossible to recklessly fire anytime she likes.
[What’s more, so I’ve heard you saying that Boney-chan and Jumpy-san would get involved too, so I guess that’s true?] (Ryouta)
[What do you mean?] (Alice)
[Well, remember when we encountered 3 little devils, when one of them exploded the other two follow suit?] (Ryouta)
[Heh, I didn’t know about it.] (Alice)
Alice, whose face showed that it was interested and smiled.
Oh now that I remembered, she can’t really see it.
During the routine where it activated the magic circle and was about to explode, you could see it for just a tiny moment.
The timing is probably 100th of a second, not even 1F(raction?).
And I guess Alice can’t see that moment.
[But it seems to be like that, let’s try it out.] (Alice)
I nodded and followed Alice who walked first.
After a while we encountered another little devil.
[Aah, this is a little early. Boney-chan, Jumpy-san, try and stop that child’s movement.] (Alice)
After Alice gave the order to them, the Skeleton Boney-chan, and the slime Jumpy-san returned to their original forms and went towards the little devil.
Before the little devil could do it’s routine, they stopped it. Boney-chan caught hold of it’s arms, whereas Jumpy-san slammed its soft body on it’s face.
It looked like a little devil having the head of a Slime.
The Menacing Slime Man, was what floated above my head when I saw that sight. (TLN: Most probably another Dragon Quest reference)
[3, 2, 1……Go Bon-bon!] (Alice)
After counting down, Alice sent out Bon-bon into the fight.
Bon-bon flew towards the monster, Banzai-ed and a magic circle expanded.
Afterwards, a flash and explosion dominated the entire area.
I sort of expected it to happen. After having a 3-times explosion going off, the ground shook and before Alice loses her balance I grabbed hold of her hand.
I pulled her onto my chest and hid her from the explosion.
A blast is definitely a blast, though my shirt and pants were in battered but I took no damage.
Soon after, the blast faded.
[Thanks Ryouta~] (Alice)
[No worries.] (Ryouta)
[Thank you for your cooperation everyone~] (Alice)
Out of nowhere the three monster was above Alice’s shoulder.
The three SD sized monster smiled, which brought joy and was strangely adorable.
Even Boney-chan and Jumpy-san showed a body language as if they were happy too.
[I see, so anyone who was inside the magic circle and whoever activates first would explode.] (Ryouta)
[Eh? Is that so.] (Alice)
[Just now there were three explosions. Bon-bon was the normal explosion that we are used too, Jumpy-san had a pale light, almost like an ice or water type. For Boney-chan it’s pitch black……Instead of an explosion it feels almost like it’s sucking in everything. Since she’s a Black Hole chick so she’s a darkness type?] (Ryouta)
Pinching your eyes closely, for just a moment I could see the explosion of each one of them.
Even though it was just a moment and it was messy and I can’t confirm it but I don’t think it’s not that wrong.
[Hey……Ryouta you’re amazing. I can’t believe you can see the whole scene so clearly…..] (Alice)
Alice open her eyes widely with voice of admiration.
[Should we try again? This time we will separate Boney-chan and Jumpy-san. Though Bon-bon must still be there so it might be hard to see.] (Ryouta)
[That’s true.] (Alice)
[Let’s go next. This time we will adjust the timing a little.] (Ryouta)
Alice then walked away.
There were times we walked and there were times we stopped, it was because she had to wait for the cooldown of her friends to return back to normal before starting again.
I then looked at Alice.
I thought that her abilities were really awesome.
While she was walking really slowly we encountered no monsters at all, and the encountered monster would always only be 1.
The ability of knowing the entirety of the dungeon, that I think is really amazing.
[Hey Alice, I want to ask if it’s possible to head to the deepest parts of dungeon and returning here whilst not encountering a single monster at all?] (Ryouta)
[It’s possible~~, oh but the road ahead is blocked so I don’t think that’s possible.] (Alice)
[As expected.] (Ryouta)
The girl who was born from inside the dungeon, she could even find a path with no encounters at all.
Now that I think about it, she could also head straight to a monster if she wanted to.
It is an excellent ability if I do say so myself.
[But even having Bon-bon it’ll still be a bit troubling, after self-destructing he would need to wait for a moment before fighting again.] (Alice)
[Plus the fire power is not that powerful, having to think of how to go through the dungeon while taking pit stops every now and then would really lower down the efficiency of hunting in a dungeon.] (Ryouta)
[There’s that too. Ah don’t be so down Bon-bon, it’s not bon-bon’s fault~] (Alice)
Alice was busy comforting Bon-bon, even Boney-chan and Jumpy-san showed their body language of giving courage to Bon-bon.
Even though we’re in a dungeon, the sight gave off a calm feeling.
While they were doing that we encountered another monster.
It was just one self-destructing little devil.
She sent out Boney-chan, and Boney-chan went ahead and stopped the little devil.
This time she sent Bon-bon out.
[Then I’ll leave it to you again~] (Alice)
The deformed little devil nodded once.
Afterwards we do not know why that happened but Bon-bon past straight through Boney-chan.
Bon-bon for some reason went to the other side and did a Banzai.
After that—–he exploded.
It was three times the usual explosion, and further in front of Alice was the blast.
And inside the strong wind, I asked Alice what I thought of it.
[I see, if he exploded there then it is much easier to see.] (Ryouta)
[Yeah! Even I understood that. Bon-bon was like a black ball. It looks like Ryouta’s Annihilation Bullet! Though the power still loses to your bullet.] (Alice)
[It’s true that it’s similar to the Annihilation Bullet, and yeah it is lower than my bullet.] (Ryouta)
[Is that so! Congratulations Bon-bon!] (Alice)
[What’s wrong?] (Ryouta)
[Bon-bon has just leveled up.] (Alice)
[Heh, so even monsters can level up.] (Ryouta)
I could see that the SD-sized Bon-bon was dancing around.
It’s hands were clapping while it was tip toeing around, it was kinda cute.
[So what happens after he levels up?] (Ryouta)
Before Alice answered, Bon-bon stopped dancing, and waved his hands against me.
[That gesture, don’t tell me——-?] (Ryouta)
[Yeap! It seems that he can use the light ball now.] (Alice)
[That’s amazing.] (Ryouta)
After the SD sized Bon-bon waved his hand, he put his hands on his waist and made a good-looking face.
So I guess a monster that leveled up can use skills that they couldn’t before.
[Would it be possible to use the black ball and fire after leveling up some more?] (Ryouta)
[I wonder! Let’s do our best Bon-bon!] (Alice)
Bon-bon then high-fived Alice and afterwards Bon-bon gripped his fist and did a high guts pose.
Black ball huh.
Remembering the routine of the enemy, it was the second swing that activates the black ball.
It was almost the same as the second and third floor’s monsters way of firing.
Perhaps it might just be possible.
[If he can do it then you can fight enemies that surround you with both ways.] (Ryouta)
Together with her three friends, Alice had a smile so sweet it melted everyone’s heart.
TLN Note: (I totes forgotten about this)
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