Chapter 27: The Evolution of Aria
Unyounyo, guniyori……… In front of Aria-tachi who had entered the 3rd floor of the labyrinth. Two wriggling shadows appeared.
「Uhm……… Vulcan-san, when you said just the right opponent, did you mean………… THAT? 」
「Nyahahaha, that’s right nya♪, even if it’s grossing you out, they’re the right opponent to train you from the basics nya. Since they’ll do unspeakable things to you if you get caught by them」
She said so to Aria who made a cramped smile upon seeing those wriggling shadows.
Vulcan is smiling while saying so.
The wriggling shadow is――
A charming light green colored bodies . Several feelers are growing out from those bodies…….. Moreover, slimy mucus is trickling down from their entire bodies.
It’s name is “Looper”.
It was a plant type monster who was walking towards us while displaying unspeakable activity that can’t be said aloud in public, on the same level as those of suspicious type movie or book. Though it’s combat power isn’t that troublesome, being caught by them is a disaster. It’s entire body covered with mucus, and then every single one of those tentacles are………….. No, it’s better to drop this topic.
（This damnable monster is going to fight against this big breasted angel-like elf master of mine! ? Oi miss Vulcan, just what are you thinking! !）
The inside of Tama’s head is filled with R rated fantasies.
「Well, Aria-chan. This is also part of your learning process! Now show us how you’re going to bypass those tentacles and beat that monster nyan! ! Naturally without your usual assist from Tama Nyan」
「Urgh………. I understand. 《ACCELERATION》！ ! 」
Even while imagining the worst possible outcome of her being caught by those tentacles.
Aria’s invoking her prided 《Acceleration》.
And accelerated toward the two Loopers.
The Loopers send their tentacles toward Aria. It’s moving in a zig-zagging pattern with a speed betraying her expectations. Contrary to their appearance, those Loopers have superior kinetic vision which is accompanied by the nimble movement of their tentacles.
（I see, this might become really good training for my master）
For the sake of dodging those tentacles.
Aria is planning her action while taking a large detour.
And then at the same time. She dodged a tentacle And sliced it with her knife!.
『PIGYAA! ? 』
The Looper who got it’s tentacle severed is wailing in pain. But then, it launched the rest of it’s tentacles toward Aria forming parabolic lines.
Aria’s leaking an extremely annoyed voice. Because she’s going to become caught by those tentacles no matter how many she severed. Moreover, another Looper is waiting on the side as if waiting patiently for Aria to be careless.
Aria is fast. And yet her movements aren’t as linier as before. She’s now advancing by making the full use of the tempo of her speed. And combined her tempo with her footwork to create feints.
She who really doesn’t want to be caught by those tentacles is making rapid progress
「TAKE THIS! 」
『PIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII――N! ! ? ? 』
Bypassing the tentacles――
Aria jumped into an opening as soon as she saw one. And then she’s turning her body in the air with a 「HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! ! 」 kind of yell. And sliced every single tentacle of the Looper from it’s root with the knifes in her hands.
「NEX- ! ――K-KYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! ? 」
When she stopped moving at that place, the other Looper used that opening to catch her off guard. Aria made a snap decision and kicked away the Looper that already lost all of it’s tentacles.
But…………. It’s too late.
The moment that Looper is kicked away.
The Loope-………… Nay. Looper-san is vomiting milk colored blood from the crosscut section of the sliced tentacles due to the pressure applied by the kick. The milk colored blood spurted right on Aria’s face.
「Uwaaa…….. It’s all over her face. It’s too erotic nyan」
「Nyan(Good job Looper-san)! ! 」
Aria’s full of sweat due to the battle, her face is flushed red and her breathing is rough. And when such a fluid is suddenly sprayed on her face, it’s easy to imagine the visual impact of that scene…….. Right?
Vulcan is offering her prayers to Aria.
Tama is raising an extremely delighted cry.
「U~h……….. Unforgiveable! Tama is the only one who can do this to me!! ! 」
Aria’s anger is laid bare. It’s not like Aria is okay with just any kind of animal doing so to her. Aria’s a cat lover. Thus she’s completely head over heels for the adorable Tama who saved her life. She even decided deep in her heart to offer her first time to Tama.
And yet, the first time of her face was disgraced by such a monster……..
She sends the looper flying with side kick.
Though the same liquid is spraying on her again, who cares about that.
The Looper blown to the back.
Aria’s chasing after it……….. Or so she expected.
She overtakes the Looper.
「Nyaa! ? What are you going to do, Aria-cha………..」
「Nyaaa(What happened to you, master)? 」
Vulcan and Tama seem puzzled after seeing Aria’s action.
But in the next moment――
ZUBA! SUPAN! ZASHU! !
Such sounds resounded at the same time. The tentacles of the looper that was blown away are severed one after another. By the time it crashed into the wall, every one of it’s tentacles are gone.
「《Gale Slash》,,,,,,,, I learned a new skill just a while ago. 」
「「NYA! ! ? ? 」」
Vulcan and Tama can’t understand what just happened.
And then Aria whispering such words.
Aria said 《Gale Slash》――
She learned a new skill. And, it’s a derivate skill.
She couldn’t do anything in the duel against Kassman a while ago and her weakness caused Tama to be wounded.
After Vulcan pointed out her weakness during this quest, she felt that she can’t stay as her weak self.
And then, Aria’s《Acceleration》, the inherent skill that she’s been using for years.
Created a derivate skill to answer it’s user wishes.
She wants to become stronger. She won’t let Tama get hurt again. And then, to the scum who is not Tama to do such a thing as disgracing her face with their blood.
Her wish, desire, anger―― These factors caused Aria’s《Acceleration》 to evolve.
The effect is to generate slashing attacks on her surrounding during the activation of her 《Acceleration》.
Though the Looper is trying to catch Aria with it’s tentacles, every one of them was chopped.
Her movement is not as linier as before by making the full use of the tempo of her movement. But, as long as 《Gale Slash》 is invoked, she can attack during her movement. It’s the best skill for Aria who is focused on speed.
「Come to think of it nyan, I learnt a derivate skill when my emotion exploded nyaa………..」
Suddenly, in seeing Aria learnt a derivate skill.
Vulcan is recalling her own experience.
Unexpectedly, the derivate skill is something that is awakened with such impulse.
「TAKE THIS! AND THIIIIS! ! 」
During that time, Aria’s stabbing the Looper who lost all of it’s tentacles over and over again.