Chapter 110 – A new record for oneself (Christmas Special Day 3)
TLN Note: I just recently watched Steins;Gate, so the image may or may not have an influence on it. Tutturu~ Now I’m sad….
Featured Image Credited: Steins;Gate
I’ve missed a shot again from using the Infinite Lightning Bullet.
Nihonium Dungeon, Fifth floor.
While the snow danced around the dungeon, the shot to the Red Skeleton missed again and lightning strikes burst into the wall of the dungeon.
[Damn…….cut by 50%…..] (Ryouta)
My condition was horrible since this morning. My hit rate was already 0% to start off because of the Red Skeleton I fought from the beginning, and now it only raised to 50%.
The reason was pretty obvious……My heart was still beating fast, and a fuzzy feeling was felt throughout my body.
The Red Skeleton went behind me and hit me with it’s bone.
It made a clean hit on the back of my head and laughed with it’s bones cackling.
[What…..don’t look down on me!] (Ryouta)
I grabbed it’s legs from the ground and gathered power from my entire body and swiftly returned a punch.
Although the Red Skeleton tried to withdraw at super speed, but my fist connected first.
The Red Skeleton was blown away and shattered before it could even hit the wall of the dungeon.
It then dropped the MP seed and picking up I gained 1 MP. Afterwards, I blew out air that was accumulated in my lungs, letting out a [Fuuu] sound.
In the dungeon which had snow falling, I scratched my head repeatedly, messing up my hair.
The cause was obviously because of what Margaret said.
The unexpected kiss that I received yesterday still made me angry.
With my unstable condition, it took a longer than usual as I was constantly failing to hit the target—–and at the end my hit rate went down by 40%.
I extended the battle until lunch break, and somehow I was able to raise my MP from B to A.
In the afternoon, I went to Teruru by myself, but I encountered Margaret at the entrance of the dungeon.
[I was waiting for you~] (Margaret)
[You waited?] (Ryouta)
[Yes, I went to Ryouta’s house but you weren’t there, then the people in the house said that you would be at Teruru in the afternoon.] (Margaret)
I averted my eyes from her.
I could not look at Margaret’s face properly as the base of my ear was hot.
My heart was racing, as I remembered about yesterday’s kiss.
[An, anyways do you need anything from me?] (Ryouta)
[I thought of looking at how Ryouta hunts.] (Margaret)
[Looking at me hunting?] (Ryouta)
[Yes. Among the adventurers who are in Shikuro, I was wondering if I could learn from Ryouta’s fierce battles against monsters.] (Margaret)
[So you want to learn about my movements.] (Ryouta)
[If I could move around by myself, then it would help Rat and the rest too in the future.] (Margaret)
[Well, it’s better to have more variety.] (Ryouta)
Even if it’s still dealing the last hit, but if the person who is dealing the final hit was stronger then it would certainly change some things.
If their attack power is high, then it would reduce the amount of cuts they need to do, and if they have a high accuracy, then they do not have to restrain it all the time.
As Margaret becomes stronger, it was certain that more things could be done.
[……Your ambition is amazing.] (Ryouta)
[Yes? What did you just say?] (Margaret)
[Nothing at all. I got it, follow me then.] (Ryouta)
[Yes !!] (Margaret)
Margaret followed me into the dungeon with a smile on her face.
Teruru Dungeon, First floor.
[I’m having deep emotions.] (Ryouta)
[Ah no, I still remember when I first went inside here, I was the same as Margaret, our status were almost the same. Though all my Drops are high, but my abilities were all F.] (Ryouta)
[Is that true?] (Margaret)
[If that’s the case, then I could also be like Ryouta~] (Margaret)
[I guess so.] (Ryouta)
My only strength is my Drops being All S, and also having Nihonium, so I thought that I would not put water on Margaret with eyes shining brightly.
With that out, I started my hunt.
While pushing the Magic Cart, we went further inside the dungeon.
A Slime appeared and jumped at me.
I stopped the Slime with my hands, and fired at it from on top of the Magic Cart.
Even with a normal bullet it would penetrate the Slime • instantly killing it. The dropped bean sprouts then fell right into the Magic Cart.
[That’s amazing, with just one attack.] (Margaret)
[Plus I defeated it from above the Magic Cart, so the drop would fall right into the cart without having to pick it up. As the Slime is weak so it was easy to do this method to increase the efficiency.] (Ryouta)
[So that’s how it is.] (Margaret)
Plus, using normal bullets instead of the Infinite Lightning Bullet was also to increase efficiency.
Recently, I learned a few things, when a monster was zapped by the lightning, it takes time to burned it to crisp before dropping it’s drop.
Though with the normal bullet, it would instantly penetrate and kill it and in an instant drop the bean sprouts.
Even though it’s just a few second difference, but the time would accumulate and it would result in a time lost when using the lightning bullet.
Although it’s infinite and user-friendly, but it wasn’t suitable for pursuing efficiency when it comes to doing things like time attack.
Bringing Margaret along, I defeated the Slimes as we went forward.
Defeating it, letting the bean sprouts fall into the Magic Cart, then repeat the process.
Suddenly, my feet stopped.
[What’s wrong?] (Margaret)
[Just a little while longer.] (Ryouta)
Margaret tilted her head.
I prepared my gun and waited for awhile.
After 30 seconds had passed, a Slime was born.
The moment it was born I defeated it, and put the bean sprouts inside the Magic Cart.
[Wh, what was that?] (Margaret)
[I could guess the spawn point of the monster at a certain extent. For this point, the Slime would spawn every 5 minutes. When we went around and returned here I thought it was about time for it to spawn again.] (Ryouta)
[You could even remember something as detailed as this! That’s amazing!] (Margaret)
[I’m just used to it.] (Ryouta)
[Is there anything else?] (Margaret)
Margaret was admiring me.
Her eyes were shining ever so brightly, and her face had a child-like expression waiting for something else to happen.
That face made me want to explain more.
From what I’ve remembered thus far, I taught her everything I’ve learned with the bodily sensation.
And to put it to practice, I showed her the efficiency rate of hunting in Teruru Dungeon.
Margaret was extremely happy about it and kept on saying how awesome I was.
Her expression was beautiful and also adorable. Having these two high level expression together is dangerous.
I want to look at that expression more, and tried other ways to make her show. (TLN: Creepy ryouta)
[That was so amazing to look at.] (Margaret)
Evening befalls, and we head out of Teruru Dungeon, and Margaret and I were walking around the city streets.
From the first floor down to the seventh floor, I showed her the steps of defeating each individual monsters from each floors, and also the most efficient way of strategizing each floor.
Margaret was overwhelmed with pleasure, looking at it made me thought that it was worth doing it.
[As I expect of Ryouta, my one and only Prince-sama.] (Margaret)
Margaret went straight with her speech, and made my heart skipped a beat.
The thought of showing her the methods of hunting monsters was completely forgotten and my heart was beating even faster.
A cherry coloured lips entered the vision of my eyes.
This is bad, what am I supposed to do.
Once I became conscious of the person, looking at her in front of me made my heart beat even faster than usual.
[Aa, there he is. Ooi Ryouta.]
Someone was calling me from behind, and I saw Alice heading towards me.
While waving her hands, I could see the 3 SD sized monsters sitting on her shoulders.
[What’s the matter?] (Ryouta)
In a way a saviour has come to save me. The excitement died down a little, and I turned to look at Alice.
[Breaking news, you would probably want to know about it so Elza sent me to tell you about it.] (Alice)
[Breaking news?] (Ryouta)
[Yes !] (Alice)
Alice strongly nodded, and expressed her innocent smile.
[Congratulations, your income for today exceeded 3 Million~] (Alice)
[It’s a new record for Ryouta.] (Alice)
[Ah I see, so it exceeded.] (Ryouta)
[That’s amazing, 1 day 3 Million Piro. What happened though?] (Alice)
My heart skipped a beat, but it was a different kind of beat.
Alice looked at where Margaret was at, and she’d gotten surprised.
Looks like she didn’t know, phew.
If she knew the reason then I would’ve died from embarrassment.
In the morning my efficiency was less than half, but at noon I wanted to show my good side to Margaret so I was able to make a new record.
[I do not understand, but congratulations~] (Margaret)
[Congrats, Ryouta is indeed amazing right~] (Alice)
When the person herself said it to me it was a bit embarrassing.