Chapter 55 : The Dragon Girl Awakened to United Front
As soon as Tama cut the telepathic link between him and Stella, Aria called out to him from behind.
「Nya~AH?!（What’s wrong, mas—-TER?!) 」
Turning around mid-sentence, as soon as he noticed her state he couldn’t help but yelp.
He could recognize those hearts in her eyes from a mile away. Even worse was how he could see her rubbing her thighs together, a lustful expression on her face.
Aria had entered her “Eroge” mode.
(H-HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?! WHY IS MY MASTER SUDDENLY SO AROUSED?!)
Tama started to ponder what could have triggered this reaction. He had just used a skill to save everyone’s lives. Somehow, this act had excited his master.
「A~h Tama… What is that wonderful skill? Those tentacles… They’re wa~y to obscene! Now come mess me up with those cute tiger-striped tentacles of yours~♡.」
While saying such erotic words, Aria started removing her bikini armor.
（――!!!!!? MASTER, WHY ARE YOU GETTING EXCITED OVER THIS!? OH CRAP, HER ERO POWER SHOT THROUGH THE ROOOOOF!!… EH? Wait a minute… Didn’t you say you were weak against tentacle-like things before?）
When they fought a Looper some time ago, Aria was hit by the creature’s tentacle fluid and went berserk. Thus he had been convinced she hated those obscene tentacles.
It seemed that he had misunderstood her.
She was certainly disgusted by the mere thought of coming into contact with a Looper’s tentacle.
However, if the tentacles came from her adorable Tama…
She might, no, she absolutely wanted those tentacles to defile her body.
Tama retreated, whimpering. Aria made her way toward him, slowly shedding her armor with each step. This process would probably continue for quite a while if not for Vulcan’s timely intervention.
By putting herself between them, she took the opportunity to scold Aria while protecting Tama’s chastity at the same time.
「What are you doing getting excited inside of a labyrinth!」
Nobody expected this incident would be witnessed and completely misunderstood by Stella.
Tama’s chastity was now in an even more precarious situation.
「Now I understand!! So there’s such a ritual before you make a child!! 」
After Aria returned to her normal state, the party resumed their exploration and headed to the inner section of the 3rd floor.
More Loopers were defeated and two more headed their way, giving an excited shrill as soon as they spotted the two beauties.
「Indecent monster, you should just roll over and die! I was useless in the previous fight but now you’re dead meat!! 」
――That’s the spirit, my girl! Now go and blast them away! I’ve got your back covered!
Stella blushed as she heard Tama cheering for her mentally. She leaped toward the Loopers, energized.
The enemy’s tentacles lashed out vigorously.
The Loopers had every intention of catching and forcefully impregnating her, just like all the others before them.
Stella appeared unfazed by those as she moved toward the Loopers. Her confidence came from knowing Tama was watching her.
The powerful one who had defeated her now kept her safe.
Tama was ready to make his move. At the same time Stella faced the enemy, Tama stepped in front of Aria and Vulcan.
Vulcan knew by experience that Tama planned to support Stella from there. Aria also understood that, but she couldn’t stop her breathing from becoming rough. Her cheeks reddened.
Perhaps she expected Tama to fight with tentacles and had weird thoughts in her mind, remembering the previous battle.
The cat worried Aria would enter her “Eroge Mode” again, so he decided to avoid using his tentacles this time. He’d use a different skill to protect Stella.
He gave an adorable meow as he raised his paw.
His paw swung down and the sound of something being ripped resounded in the room.
Right after that, the Loopers gave an agonized scream.
Several tentacles that were targeting Stella were ripped apart, shocking the two others behind Tama.
「N-… Nya!? What in the meaow was that! 」
「Was that… Another one of Tama’s hidden skills?! 」
Aria and Vulcan could not mask their shocked expressions.
The skill Tama had just used was one he had acquired a month prior, 《Dragon Claw》. It created five gigantic claws out of mana that mowed down the enemy in its path.
Tama’s mastery of the skill was so great he was able to rip the Loopers’ tentacles apart without hurting Stella. She continued charging ahead without a care.
The wounded Loopers stopped moving, standing motionlessly in place.
Taking advantage of the moment, Stella sped up even more.
She launched a powerful charged attack with her Mega Shield toward the fainted Looper.
Cloudy-colored blood splattered all over Stella’s face from the Looper’s crushed body.
She didn’t seem to mind it and, in fact, smiled while driving her greatsword through the other creature’s body.
This bloodthirsty nature could be described as her true nature as a dragon.
Once all enemies were taken care of, Aria offered Stella a towel. The former dragon was covered in the remains of the monsters.
「How did you feel fighting alongside Tama, Stella-chan? 」
「It’s fun! This is the first time I fought alongside others, I never expected it to be this fun!! 」
Stella’s expression as she spoke to Aria was the textbook definition of 「Refreshing」.
She cleaned her body with the towel, her reddened cheeks, and rough breathing after such a battle making her look quite ravishing.
For the one who used to reign in the labyrinth as the top predator, this feeling of camaraderie was a new and refreshing experience for her.
With her partner being the male she fell in love with, namely Tama, that reaction was just natural.
「That’s what you call teamwork, nya~! Since we’re going to fight together as a team from now on, let’s aim to be the best, nya~! 」
「OOH! Not just with Tama, but with you guys too! That sounds even more interesting! 」
「Fufufu, I’m glad that you’re such a good child, Stella-chan. I guess we’ll form a good team right, Vulcan-san? 」
「Nya~! We have nothing to fear if we work as a team along with our Dragonewt, Stella-nya~n! 」
Stella was even more excited when learning that she’d fight alongside the whole team, not just Tama. She felt this was her true calling.
The two women were relieved and excited at the same time.
With the new addition to the team, their combat formation would be more varied.
Meanwhile, Tama felt like a huge weight had been lifted off his back.
（Fumu, in the end, everything turned out okay…）
Tama had been the only one anxious about the whole situation. Despite her current appearance, Stella was a former monster.
Everything turned out well because of his support during her fight, he still felt uneasy. He wondered if they’d truly be able to support each other when it really mattered.
And that anxiety became a reality right after this.
[TL: right in the next chapter of course]