Chapter 119 – Around 1000 years
TLN Note: This chapter has 1 image which is slightly NSFW(words), look at it at your own risk 😉
What was facing in front of me was an old man.
The elderly man was another times smaller than the 130cm Emily. However, it doesn’t look strange at all, the image he gave was similar to those of a dwarf tribe.
It was the same with Aurum where the old man was sitting like a buddhist statue, right in the middle of the empty space.
[Hou, how many hundreds of years has it been since a human has set foot to this territory.] (Old man)
[So you’re Arsenic?] (Ryouta)
[Indeed, I am. If you have already know of thy name, the people from above must have recorded us down to their history?] (Arsenic)
I wanted to tell the old man=the owner of this dungeon that I knew of his name because of Aurum, but I decided to hold down onto my words.
I had something much more important at hand.
[Are you going to die?] (Ryouta)
[That’s right. If I were to convert it to human years….I would live for another month or so.] (Arsenic)
[How can I stop it.] (Ryouta)
[It’s impossible for a mere human.] (Arsenic)
[Enough of that, just tell me how to stop you from dying.] (Ryouta)
When I approached him strongly, Arsenic was surprised and stared at me.
He stared into my eyes, as if trying to peek into my true intention.
I allowed him to look at me for a while, and afterwards he answered me with a calm voice.
[I see, well it is as if I would lose anything in return of teaching thou. Very well, thy very lifespan would require the Fruit Of Life to survive longer.] (Arsenic)
[The fruit of life?] (Ryouta)
[You don’t know about it? That’s impossible, this very fruit, no human being could obtain it at all. If you are an ordinary person, even just touching it would increase your vitality. It is a legendary-class item which increases your life force.] (Arsenic)
[Just by touching it……you could increase your vitality……?] (Ryouta)
[Well, mere humans———–] (Arsenic)
[Wait just a sec.] (Ryouta)
I went back from whence I came and went back up the floor.
I ran up all 30 staircase all the way to the top floor, whilst experiencing the raining blood and finally reached to where my teammates were.
[How was it Ryouta?] (Alice)
[I’m sorry, I don’t have the time to explain right now. Alice, can you help search for me where the next Absolute Rock would be, so I need you to come with me again.] (Ryouta)
[I got it, leave it to me!] (Alice)
Alice instantly nodded, and held her fist with high spirit.
I started running.
I left them behind and rushed towards a dungeon.
After rushing out from Arsenic, I crossed over Shikuro’s streets and arrived at Nihonium.
Nihonium, the basement first floor.
The ever unchanging dungeon with zero adventurers and a paradise of skeletons roaming around.
[Place my pouch here——and Repetition!] (Ryouta)
After equipping an item, I used my repeating magic and blasted my way through the first floor.
Running through the familiar first floor, I filled up my pouch with HP Seeds.
An item that would increase vitality the moment you touch it, no human being could ever obtain such an item.
Probably…..he was talking about this.
Carrying the pouch I exited the dungeon and in a breath ran straight back to Arsenic.
Basement 30th floor, Celeste was waiting there for me.
[Ryouta-san, it’s over here!] (Celeste)
Celeste who was patiently waiting for me pointed at a direction.
After turning a few corners, there was an Absolute Rock being surrounded by Emily and the others.
[Thanks everyone.] (Ryouta)
After saying that, the girls smiled and distanced themselves from the Absolute Rock that they were keeping watched.
I held my hand up, and used Repetition—–but poof, nothing happened.
Guess I have not enough MP to activate it.
I took out my gun, loaded the Infinite Recovery Bullet and injected the bullet onto myself.
After recovering my MP to max, I finally fired Repetition.
As expected from the last floor’s rare monster, just by firing one Repetition, it drained of almost all of my MP.
Though, the stairs did appear.
The first time when I fought it, it took me a long time to defeat it, but because I’ve defeated it once, Repetition could instantly kill it.
[Yoda-san is amazing as always desu.] (Emily)
[The only ones that could do this in this world would probably only be Ryouta-san.] (Celeste)
[Low level, brazen.] (Eve)
[Can Eve-chan not say that sort of words while your face is red.] (Alice)
(NSFW Below) VN of Majikoi?
[Eh? Don’t tell me Eve—–] (Celeste)
While my teammates from a distance was having fun, I was through it for a moment.
After checking the contents inside the pouch, and I went down the stairs.
The Absolute Rock Type-Golem was there.
This monster was also annoying to deal with, but using the same method as just now, I fired myself with the Infinite Recovery Bullet and fired the Repetition spell at it, instantly killing it(exploding it).
Then, Arsenic returned again.
Arsenic had his eyes opened wide in shocked.
[You’ve came back again…..? The chances of a human coming back a second time is not even a million to one. What did Sir do——] (Arsenic)
[Enough of that stuff. What’s more important is, is the Fruit of life this?] (Ryouta)
I opened the pouch and showed Arsenic the contents.
At first he was doubtful, but as he looked at it his expression gradually changed.
[it’s the Fruit of Life! What’s more such a large quantity of it!?] (Arsenic)
[So it was this that you were referring to.] (Ryouta)
[My lord…..how did you…..?] (Arsenic)
[Don’t mind the minor details, just eat them right now. Oh yeah I’ve forgotten to ask how many you need, is this not enough? If it’s not enough I could get more.] (Ryouta)
[A, aaaaah……it’s enough….] (Arsenic)
Arsenic had an expression of a fox.
Though he had an expression of not knowing what’s going on, but he was interested in the HP seeds—–no the Fruit of Life and gulped.
He took one from the pouch——All this while nobody managed to pick it up except for me, this old man just took it naturally and put it into his mouth.
He chewed it, and swallowed.
And the old man’s body started emitting light.
[I’ve revived………..] (Arsenic)
He dragged the last words for a long duration.
It sounded like a gas that had been held for too long was forcibly opened.
[Delish…..Del~ish~…..THIS IS DELICIOUS!] (Arsenic)
[Old man, your character seems to switch.] (Ryouta)
[It can’t be help okay! It’s been over a thousand years since I ate something this deliciousssssss!!!] (Arsenic)
Is that so, wait so he hasn’t been eating or drinking anything for the past thousand years, it looked like he could even eat a thousand person worth of portion?
……No, if he doesn’t eat he might really die.
Arsenic was putting the seeds into his mouth one after the other while munching on it.
The more he ate the more his body shone, I guess his vitality=HP is increasing.
[Old man, wait just for a moment again.] (Ryouta)
After finishing my sentence,I left the old man who was chewing the seed, and went up again.
Carrying a basket, I once again met up with Arsenic at the middle of the empty space.
Inside the basket was a mountain of seeds and the excited old man was looking at it while gulping and holding onto his saliva.
[Oh young one, you came again.] (Arsenic)
The old man with a face smiling so widely greeted me.
[You’ve really safe this old man, young one. Seems like this old man is going to live even longer than expected.] (Arsenic)
[Seems like it. As the raining blood has stopped.] (Ryouta)
[Umu. I have another 200 years left to live.] (Arsenic)
[That long huh.] (Ryouta)
The amount just now wasn’t that much, I just went around Nihonium once and came back.
If an amount that increases your status rank by 1, it’s about 1/10 of that amount.
Even so he can live up to 200 years.
[I have to thank ya lad.] (Arsenic)
[Thanks for the gratitude, but what should we do about this?] (Ryouta)
[About what?] (Arsenic)
I took the basket and showed it to the old man.
I opened the lid and showed the contents to him.
Inside it was the various types of cookings made by Emily.
When I left this old man and went out I asked Emily to cook some dishes for me.
The moment I opened the lid, the aroma spread throughout the empty space, making it warm and comforting.
Emily’s cooking, a God-like existence that could instantly warm and calm down any mood.
I brought it along to give it to the not human old man.
There were different types of rice balls and sandwiches, and a bite sized hamburger. Basically food that were easy to eat. Emily really put a lot of thought into it.
The old man that ate it was tearing up.
[Delicious……..This is freaking deliciousssssaaaaa…………..] (Arsenic)
His reaction was over the board, but I could understand some of that reaction, as his face showed that he really enjoyed and was really happy.
An old man that was trapped here and could not eat anything, a strong spirit.
From now on, I thought that I would bring some dishes over.
The unprecedented news about the Ryouta Family saving Arsenic from death was spread throughout town.
Along with the option of having the double lunar moon(doubling monsters), it quickly spread among the adventurers.