Chapter 103.2 : Himeno Airi
Airi’s dream of a fantasy world was crushed to smithereens in a mere three minutes after she left the stone room, by the demons known as Goma.
「GEBRAAA! ZABAAA, UBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! 」
After crying out at the top of her lungs, and vomiting the contents of her stomach, she reconsidered her situation again.
In any case, Airi ended up meeting the Goma, and learnt the bitter reality of the labyrinth of this other world.
A live encounter with the demons made them far scarier than normal. They were human-like creatures with cockroach-like glossy black skins. Disgusting, they were just too disgusting. And upon the encounter, they rushed at Airi and raised their rusted weapons with saliva dripping from their mouth with bloodshot eyes.
Like hell a normal high school girl could beat those demons. Even an armed police officer might not be able to do anything in this kind of situation.
Even though Airi’s 『Healer』 vocation had 『Lux Sagitta』 as an entry level offensive magic, she ended up doing nothing but earnestly screaming at the top of her lungs without even trying to use her skills.
Airi’s encounter with the Goma was a bad luck that came right when she had yet to be fully prepared to fight demons. Thus, right after the first encounter, she ran away and fortunately managed to reach the fairy plaza.
「Done, my life as a human is done for.」
After recovering from the shock of her first encounter, Airi checked on the magic circle while nibbling on fairy walnuts and drinking from the spring water. However, no matter what kind of plan she came up with for the dungeon capture, nothing worked.
「Now I know why all of those fellas who were sent to another world got cheat skills.」
「Another cheat again, another double standard MC, seriously, I’ve had enough of this kind of works.」
Sure, the adventure of a normal highschool girl who was suddenly summoned to another world of sword and magic as she built a reverse harem of hunks sounded exciting.
But, like hell a normal high school girl who was born and raised in the modern era of peaceful Japan could survive in another world without any kind of cheat vocation or cheat skills on her own.
Airi definitely couldn’t defeat those kinds of monsters. Even without all of those monsters, looking for a way to get out of the seemingly endless labyrinth was hard by itself. Even back on Earth, the matter of exploring a savage land, dense forest, mountain, or cave needed thorough preparation and all kinds of equipment including top notch survival skills.
And here she was, thrown into a place with dangerous monsters as soon as she was sent to another world and must survive it. In other words, aiming for the deepest part of the labyrinth is impossible! The action itself was absurd in the first place.
「Rather, like hell I can survive by myself.」
『Lesser Heal』：Heals minor injuries, light healing magic.
『Lux Sagita』：Lower rank attack magic of the light attribute.
『Flash』：Releases a flash of light to blind one’s enemies.
Those were the initial skills granted for Airi’s 『Healer』 vocation.
Airi’s skills were rather balanced with healing magic as the core of her vocation. 『Lux Sagita』 was the means to attack, and 『Flash』 was to assist her retreat in case she faced too many opponents. In fact, when she tried using 『Lux Sagita』, she knew that it had enough power to kill the disgusting Goma as long as the skill hit.
But, even a splendid arsenal was like pearls before swine if the owner couldn’t use it properly. Himeno Airi thus ended up unable to use her magic to counterattack the Goma in her next encounter.
「I mean, I am a girl after a~ll.」
Airi might sound like an annoying person, but this was the reality of her current situation. It was near impossible for an under average high school girl like her could do something like betting her life to defeat those demons.
She did have the power, but not the strength to fight.
Though there’s a safe place called the Fairy Plaza, she couldn’t escape from the dungeon.
「No no no, this is impossible, I mean, how in the world is a normal highschool girl like me supposed to survive with this kind of trash RPG-like initial stats…」
She couldn’t advance deeper into the dungeon nor could she escape from it. Airi didn’t want to die, she wanted to live.
Then she understood the reality, a fact, that she couldn’t advance just by her own powers.
Thus, Himeno Airi did what she would do in this kind of situation… Or rather, what any below average girl would do in this kind of situation.
「U~h, UUUUU…….. UUUUH……..」
An indecisive female high school girl could do nothing but cry, in despair.
The fate that awaited one who abandons all hope and stops fighting for survival in this dungeon was death―― Or so it should be.
「Someone, there’s someone here! 」
「HAAH! ? 」
She heard a voice. The voice of a man. The moment she heard that voice, it was as if she was brought back from the other world to that peaceful classroom in Japan, where she could hear the voices of her classmates.
「Ah…. Himeno— San? 」
「Eh, Nakajime…. Kun? 」
The one who appeared was the average looking-bespectacle boy of her class, Nakajima Haruma.
「Uhm, that’s quite a loud cry you got there, are you alright? 」
「UWAAAA! ? W-WaAAA! ? 」
Without any hestitation, Airi embraced Nakajima. Despite crying like that, she wasn’t as messy as before with mucus and vomit all over the place around her. Instead, she cried out loudly in order to produce the image of a frail girl.
And as expected, their meeting was, fated. A gallant boy called Nakajima Haruma appeared when Airi was swallowed by despair, he was a light of hope.
YEAAAAAAAAAAAAH! I’VE BAITED A BOY! NOW, VICTORY IS MINE! Well then, please do your best to protect this frail girl, Nakajima Haruma! [ED: damn, that’s low][TL : Yeah, disgusting woman]