Chapter 44.1 : IT’S A PERVEEEEEEERT! !
Midnight of the day they went on a picnic――
「Nyan, Nyan, Nya~n♪」
Tama the cat(?) is strolling through the labyrinth city with a jovial mood. When Aria’s asleep, she left the window open a little so that Tama can leave the room if he wants to.
Sometimes, he goes out to enjoy a midnight stroll. The reason behind his jovial mood is the fulfilling picnic during the day.
（Uhm, the scenery is as beautiful as ever.）
Tama feels so while he’s strolling around. The labyrinth city at night is exceptionally beautiful. During the night, the city is wrapped in an orange light from the magic powered street lights placed on the roadsides, that gentle color illuminates the stone paving, the stone houses, the water of the canals, and every other part of the city.
Sitting along the canals were numerous couples sitting side by side, leaning into each other as they enjoy the beautiful scenery.
And these street lights were established by the lord of city―― The marquis house, to protect the public order.
「OH？ If it isn’t Tama.」
「Hou, how unusual to meet you here at this time. Were you going a night stroll? 」
Two armor and helmet clad figures appeared before Tama who was heading towards the northern side of the canal. One of them is a man who wore light armor along sporting crop cut hair. Another one is a lizardman wearing heavy armor. It’s the vice commander of the 1st troop, Dany and one of troops members, Howard.
Tama gives a late night greeting. Or so it seems, he just looking at the two and then 「Nyao~n」 purrs to them.
「Well it’s fine if you want to stroll around, but make sure you do that in moderation okay? And make sure that this matter isn’t known to Aria-chan, she’ll be sad you know.」
「Yeah. A knight who made their master sad is a failure of a knight.」
Dany is stooping over to talk to Tama while patting his head. And while agreeing with Dany, Howard is taking out a jerky from his pocket and gave it to Tama after tearing it into smaller pieces.
（Naturally. I won’t let my master be sad, Dany-dono, Howard-dono!）
While stuffing the jerky into his mouth, Tama is nodding his head to those two.
「Hehehe, if you understand then you should be fine.」
「Yeah, truly a smart cat.」
Maybe because they’re satisfied with his reaction, those two then left toward the direction where Tama came from. And since he overheard them said 「Ku~h, it’s finally the time to change shift.」, he knows that they’re in the middle of their night patrol.
（Fumu, since I got supper, I guess it’s time for me to go. And return before my dear master wakes up.）
He stuffs his mouth with the jerky from Howard, and after he ate it all, he went towards a certain place.
（It’s been a while since I came to this place huh―― The Labyrinth.）
Within the darkness, Tama is standing in silence. The rocky surface goes on in this eternally cold air…… Yes, he’s in the den of monsters, the labyrinth.
Tama didn’t leave the room in the middle of the night just for the sake of strolling around. He came here today because of a certain goal in his mind.
And what is this goal in his mind? Looking at Tama’s current status might be the fastest way to explain the situation.
Name : Tama
Race : Behemoth(Infant)
Inherent Skill ：《Elemental Howl》, 《Skill Predation》, 《Elemental Tail Sword》, 《Divine Protection of the Lion King》
Predation Skill：《Storage》, 《Poison Fang》, 《Flight》, 《Fire Ball》, 《Icicle Lance》, 《Iron Body》, 《Summon Tentacle》, 《Unlimited Mucus Bullet》< 《Crossbreeding》, 《Dragon Fang》, 《》
First is just as written, the letters “Possible Evolution” at the end of his status have vanished.
For some reason those letters never appeared in his status screen in this one month ever since he defeated that Earth Dragon.
（Uhm, yup, the “Evolution” letters don’t appear in my status screen…… Oh whatever, today’s goal is an entirely different matter.）
Because it’s more reassuring if he can evolve when the push comes to shove. But there’s nothing he can do for something that doesn’t exist anymore. Switching his train of thought while feeling dejected about that fact, Tama moves his line of sight to the upper column of his status screen.
（Inherent Skills 《Divine Protection of the Lion King》. 《Dragon Fang》, and this 《Dragon Claw》, I wonder what kind of skills these are…….）
He’s pondering about it while looking at the name of the skills. Yes, those are Tama’s new skills.
《Divine Protection of the Lion King》is something that he noticed sitting there in his status screen a few days after he defeated the Earth Dragon. 《Dragon Fang》 and 《Dragon Claw》 were the new skills that he got after he took a bite of the dragons corpse in Renault city while waiting for Aria to be able to move again.
（Well then, let’s test the skills that I got from Predation…….. Oh, the right prey just came up.）
His goal in coming to the labyrinth was to check the effect of his new skills. Which means that this is just the right time since he’s going to resume adventuring with Aria starting from tomorrow.
And then, a certain something appeared in front of Tama while raising a 『Gugyaa』-like war cry. Child height body, green colored skin, and a small horn on it’s forehead which makes it look like an imp…….. The infamous E-rank monster, Goblin.
As soon as it saw Tama, It raised it’s crudely made short sword overhead with drool overflowing from its mouth, and then began running at him while raising that war cry.
（Yosh, let’s try the 《Dragon Fang》. If the opponent is just a goblin, I can do something in case it misfires.）
Tama thinks as he faces against the incoming goblin.
「Nyan（《Dragon Fang》）! ! 」
Tama leaps toward it while raising a lovely war cry. He, who was expecting some sort of effect due to the skill name leaps toward the goblin with his small mouth wide open.
But then, right before Tama’s teeth bite into the goblin――It happened.
Such sharp sounds resound around. When he takes a look at the goblin, large volumes of blood are spurting out from various places.
On the contrary, Tama felt that he just ate something. The event that happened in front of him, and then the feeling that transmitted to his jaw, he finally understood what has happened just now.
(《Dragon Fang》…… What a terrifying skill! Never have I expected that it’ll cause a “Biting” phenomenon!)
Along the same time Tama feels surprise from that power. The true form of the《Dragon Fang》 Skill is creating a gigantic jaw in front of him with mana, which then will start mauling the target along with the movement of his jaw.
（As expected of a skill gained from an S-rank monster. It’s power is weaker compared to 《Elemental Howl》 And 《Elemental Sword Tail》, but it doesn’t require him to control and accumulate mana like those skills, in short a practical skill with almost no demerits. Let’s make good use of this skill.）
As a former knight, Tama who understood how the 《Dragon Fang》 worked has decided on how to make good use of that skill.
（Well then, next is the testing of 《Dragon Claw》……. But, I think it’s better to use it on a slightly bigger opponent. Let’s dive a bit deeper into the labyrinth.）
Tama originally just came to the labyrinth to test his skills, but then, the knights soul in him got excited as soon as he realized that his newly acquired skills were more powerful than he expected, making him head even deeper into the labyrinth to test his new skills on a more powerful opponent.
『BUHIIIIIIII! ! 』
In the 3rd floor of the labyrinth―― The disturbing cry of a monster with a pig-like face…….. Orc is resounding as it rushes in towards Tama as soon as it sees him.
（Yosh, let’s try the next skill.）
Tama decided to use the Predation skill as he gazes at the approaching orc. Beside this one, Tama’s 《Dragon Fang》 already took the lives of two orcs.
Both of them were done-in in a single hit. As expected, skills gained from an S-rank monster are powerful. Since he now understands it’s power and utility, it’s time to use his next skill.
「Nyaa(EAT THIS, 《DRAGON CLAW》)! ! 」
At the same time as Tama let out such a cry, he swings his forelimb towards the orc that was approaching from the right.