Chapter 46.1 : The Pervert Strike Back!!!
「Labyrinth……. It’s been a while since I visited this place, it makes you kinda nervous right.」
「Be on guard nya, since your intuition become dull after being away from battle for a while.」
Aria’s walking towards the labyrinth. She shudders as she feels the sensation of the labyrinth that she hadn’t feel for a while.
And then smiling kindly while putting her hand on Aria’s shoulder was Vulcan.
The adventurer rank of Aria and Vulcan is C-rank. The likes of monsters on the first floor shouldn’t be a problem for them but, Aria has been away from the battlefield for one month for the sake of her own rehabilitation.
Thus, their prey for the time being are just low ranked monsters such as goblins or slimes. Their current goal is for Aria to regain her intuition as an adventurer.
「……？ What’s matter, Tama? 」
When Aria and Vulcan went out of their way to find low ranking monsters, Tama is raising a small cry toward them.
Aria and Vulcan is turning around to look at him with puzzled looks on their faces. But, Aria knows that Tama won’t raise such a cry for no reason.
Aria can read some of Tama’s intention by looking at his face or the tone of his voice.
（A battle with master after a long time. Even though there’s miss Vulcan and me, there’s nothing to lose by being too careful. Let’s bestow a 〝Divine Protection〟 before we encounter any monsters. Here we go……….）
「NYAAA《Divine Protection of the Lion King》! ! 」
Facing against the two of them, Tama raises an adorable cry for the second time. Thus, gentle golden light enveloped the three of them.
「Nyaa! ? ………….This is! 」
「Amazing! Defense………. And offense. Moreover, all kinds of resistance have been strengthened! Tama, is this, your power? 」
Aria and Vulcan raise astonished voices after being enveloped by the golden brilliance――《Divine Protection of the Lion King》. It seems that the two of them realized that their status have been strengthened to a nearly absurd level.
To Aria’s question, Tama replies with his usual adorable cry while showing a proud face. When he just met Aria, he was afraid that she’ll find out the fact that he is not an elemental cat, but a Behemoth, so he limited himself to using only a portion of his true skills but, the incident with that noble forced him to use his 《Elemental Howl》 which fortunately ended up with the other people to regarding him as an “Elemental Cat with an inherent skill”, thus he decided to be more bold and use more of his skills to protect Aria. [TL : This sentence is too much (T^T)]
「Nya~……. I wonder, how many skills you have, Tama-nyan? I mean, that’s impossible seeing as you’re still an infant nya~.」
「Though I’m surprised when I saw such a powerful skill that he used on Beryl’s subordinate monsters, I never expected for you to have such a wonderful support skill too. Moreover, I never heard of this kind of skill that aside from granting buffs in offense and defense, also grants all kinds of ailment resistance. And since you never used it up till now……… Could it be that you gained more skills along with your growth? 」
Naturally, Vulcan is having such a lighthearted exchange with Aria, his owner[master], about Tama’s out of the norm specs.
The person(?) himself just tilts his head as if to say 「What are you talking about?」. . Vulcan and Aria couldn’t hold back their wide grins in seeing Tama doing such an adorable gesture.
「But this power is a great help for me who lost quite bit of my edge. Thank you very much, Tama♡.」
Aria expresses her gratitude-filled-with-love. Tama replies happily in hearing so. And then, Vulcan smiles enviously while watching their interaction. At that time………
Tama can hear such a grating voice coming closer towards them. A goblin appeared in front of them.
「They came huh. Though I feel nervous since I’ve been away from battle for quite a while, it’s going to end in a jiffy with the power that was bestowed by Tama. Here I………………… GO! 」
Saying so, Aria then goes Ta――n! Leaping towards the goblin with a small step. It’s just as she says, she doesn’t seem to feels nervous at all.
Which isn’t a surprising matter. Because Tama’s 《Divine Protection of the Lion King》 granted the effect of resistance against fear too.
Even more since it’s Aria―― The girl who yearns for the Sword Saint with the goal 〝To Become A Kind-Hearted Ally of Justice〟.
As long as a noble hearted person like her is released from fear, there won’t be any hesitation in her movements.
Fast――！ Aria has yet to use her inherent skill, 《Acceleration》. And in such a condition, her speed is already abnormally fast.
Naturally, her current speed is still inferior to when she invokes 《Acceleration》 but, it’s still much faster than the speed limit of normal person.
「Nyaa! ? That was fast nya~, and you’re not even invoking 《Acceleration》 nya~! ? The effect of Tama-chan’s buff……. Isn’t it……… Just way too incredible?」
Even Vulcan can do nothing but look at Aria’s speed with a shocked face.
A single slash from her is leaving a trail of silvery blue…….. Which shines in the dim room.
And then, the goblin raised up a bewildered voice. It has a similarly perplexed expression on it’s face.