Level 1 Guy: Chapter 373 – In order to protect yourself
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I’m in a bit of a predicament.
In the morning, standing in front of the transportation room.
Eri’s clinging to me.
Eli clung to me while my friends were going to work in the dungeon one after another, trying to use the transportation room in the same way.
“… (Shake shake)” (Eri)
Eli looked up at me with teary eyes as she clings to my leg.
It’s like a dad not being able to go to work.
It seems that such hallucinations can be seen.
I crouched and adjusted my line of sight to Eri.
“I’m just going out for a while. Eri should know who Plumbum is. I have to make an appointment with her every day to see her.” (Ryouta)
Eri stared at me for a while, then burst into tears and cling to me even stronger.
This is troublesome. I’m happy she’s needy, but I’m having trouble with this.
I can’t just cancel Plumbum or my back hair will be pulled.
I promise you Plumbum.
Should I bring her to sleep first before I head off?
“Eli, let’s take a nap in my room” (Ryouta)
“… (Shake shake)”
I was being hit by a tremendous force.
It would have been nice if she didn’t say anything, but it seems that she knew what my intention is.
I remember seeing a kid doing the same thing, and whether it’s good or bad, Eri is back to being a kid.
If you are a child——
“What happened to Yoda-san desu?” (Emily)
Emily carrying a huge hammer.
She is also getting ready to head to the dungeon.
“Emily, could you take care of Eri for a bit. I’ll quickly talk to Plumbum about the situation.” (Ryouta)
“I see nanodesu.” (Emily)
Emily leaned her hammer against the wall, approached us, and crouched by Eri.
“Eri-chan, wanna play with me for a moment nanodesu?” (Emily)
With her full-blown motherhood, I was healed just by being together.
――I thought that would be the case.
“… (Shake shake)” (Eri)
Even after all that, Eri shakes her head and clings to me more.
“Even Emily’s no good?” (Ryouta)
“Yes, but it can’t be helped desu.” (Emily)
“Why though?” (Ryouta)
“For Eri-chan, the safest place in the world is where Yoda-san’s side is. Nobody else can substitute for it nodesu.” (Emily)
“So that’s it.” (Ryouta)
Eri who created the dungeon to protect herself.
I abandoned all hostility and arrived at the room of the spirit without paying attention to the danger.
I trusted and deposited my identity.
I see, that’s what it is…
“Yoda-san, I’m going to Nihonium desu.” (Emily)
“I’m going to borrow Mike for a bit. With the help of Mike, Yoda-san can take Eri-chan to Plumbum-san desu.” (Emily)
“I see, I have no choice but to do that.” (Ryouta)
I looked at Eri.
She did not show any refusal to the suggestion to go with Mike’s help.
If she’s fine with it, then that’s okay.
With my magic cart that was placed near the transportation room, I felt like a parent with the child.
“I’ll leave it to you.” (Ryouta)
“Yes desu” (Emily)
Emily went to Nihonium using the transportation room.
It is difficult to open the gate, so the room is left open.
After Emily entered, I waited with Eri.
Immediately Emily returned with Mike.
“Sorry to keep you waiting nanodesu.” (Emily)
“I heard from Emily, I’ll do my best!” (Mike)
Mike, a unique monster and mini wise man, who Emily brought back was quite enthusiastic.
“Sorry for asking you to do more stuff.” (Ryouta)
“No! I’m really happy to be able to help!” (Mike)
Mike is more and more enthusiastic.
“Okay, let’s go. Eri, you have to hold hands with Mike.” (Ryouta)
Eri seemed to be in trouble, and stared at me and Mike alternately.
I can imagine what she’s thinking, so I hold her hand to reassure her.
“I’m always with you.” (Ryouta)
“… (Nod nod)” (Eri)
The action taken to reassure was effective.
Eri holds her hand with me while holding the other hand with Mike.
“Thank you Emily, I’m going.” (Ryouta)
“Have a great day nanodesu.” (Emily)
I was sent out by a smiling Emily, and I used the transportation room with Eri and Mike.
I set the destination to Plumnum’s room, passed through the gate, and as usual I was wrapped in light and flew to my destination in an instant.
“I’ve been waiting. Fumu, you brought a big catch today.” (Plumbum)
Plumbum looked at me and leaned her neck.
I was surprised but a little relieved that there was no rejection.
“Thank you Mike” (Ryouta)
“No! It’s my pleasure!” (Mike)
“So it’s your first time meeting with each other?” (Ryouta)
I tried to bring the spirits together, but realized that Eri was very surprised.
She compares this space with Mike alternately.
“Oh, I think you’re surprised that you’re able to normally cross the dungeon boundaries.” (Ryouta)
“… (Nod nod)” (Eri)
“This is Mikee’s ability. You can cross through dungeons if you interact with her.” (Ryouta)
After being further surprised, Eri looked straight and stared at Mike.
Eventually she gently extended her hand and touched Mike.
When I was wondering what happened, there was a noticeable change.
Mike’s body shone, and the light went back to Eri.
Despite crossing, Mike’s body remains shining.
That word popped up in my head.
“What did you do, Eri?” (Ryouta)
Listening, Eri does not answer and clings to me.
While clinging, she pointed to the the whirlpool of light.
“…IS it. I’m sorry, Plumbum, I’ll be right back.” (Ryouta)
“It’s fine, it’s the usual scene.” (Plumbum)
Plumbum laughed and I headed into the whirlpool with Eri.
And rather than hesitating, I stepped into the gate in a way that was taken by Eri who jumped into the whirlpool.
The next moment, I was wrapped in light.
“Welcome back nanodesu—–Eh? Mike-san isn’t with you desu?” (Emily)
I saw Emily’s surprised face when we returned to the mansion.
I was also surprised and stared at Eri.
Eri clings to me more and more.
Immediately after that, Mike was back alone.
“…Did you copy it for your own safety?” (Ryouta)
A few possibilities ran around my head and I concluded that that seems to be the most accurate.
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