Chapter 106.2 : Thread User’s Showdown I
HELL YEAH, IT’S A STRIKE!
Instead of its left foot, I hit its left shoulder with my red knife, who’s flames burned furiously roasting it. However, the great boar kept charging forward ignoring its roasted shoulder as if to show its pride, leaving only around ten meters between us.
I needed another push to stop that boar.
「GOOOO! 『Reverse Dance Butterfly』！ 」
I held plenty of the oinment A that I kept as an emergency stock. I used it all as the catalyst for this curse. The shining butterflies that were flying in packs were rushing towards the charging great boar.
「PUGIIIIIIIIIII! ? 」
As soon as they touched the wound made by my red knife, the excruciating pain stopped the charge of the great boar. I jumped as far as possible to my left as I heard the great boar’s anguished cry.
Unable to endure the pain inflicted by the『Reverse Dance Butterfly] effect, the great boar fell on its left side as its momentum carried it forward. And since its charging trajectory shifted a bit, I managed to dodge the great boar’s body in time.
「―― YEAH, WE DID IT! 」
I leaped in joy after confirming the fall of the great boar. I mean I really had to dodge or that guy’s body was still gonna crash on me.
But man, the effect of [Reverse Dance Butterfly is ruthless, not only inflicting pain upon hit but also amplifying the damage dealt to the wound. It left the great boar collapsed and desperately tried to stand on its clattering feet.
Like hell I was going to miss this big of a chance when that guy was standing still like a sitting duck.
「LET’S DO IT, REM! 『Black Hair Bind』! 」
The moment I held down the great boar that was trying to stand up again with my Black Hair Bind, Rem sprung in its direction.
Ashidaka Rem spat her acid thread, coiling it around the great boar’s body and proceeded to bite the great boar’s head with her sharp teeth.
After that, the great boar was furiously rampaging in its dying breath as if in pain due to the thread coiling around its body… Nevertheless, both me and Rem had no intention to let go of our prey.
「…Haaah, Haah…. Did it…Finally die?」
I’ve lost count of how long I’ve sealed the great boar’s movements. After writhing in pain for a while, it had finally breathed its last breath.
Rem climbed on top of the corpse of the great boar and raised a war cry despite her mouth being filled with our enemies’ blood.
「That was really a close call… Yeah, going solo is too dangerous for me after all.」
If my memories served me right, this great boar was just a small fry who could be defeated by Nonomiya-san and Yoshizaki-san when they got too bored. Nevertheless, like hell I could make an excuse like “The affinity between me and my opponent is the worst” in this dungeon.
It would be a walk in the park for me to kill such a great boar if I were strong enough. I knew that asking for power which could rival an area boss was just too much, thus I would be satisfied with power that was strong enough to rival these normal monsters.
The current me was quite powerful compared to the earlier stages of this dungeon but… Yup, a solo player shaman was in fact like facing against a mid-boss of an RPG in nightmare mode at level 1.
「Oh god, anyone is fine, please just let me find some comrades to form a party with as soon as possible.」
Yes, anyone but Yokomichi. That shitty, homicidal maniac is a no go, that guy isn’t even human anymore, he was closer to a Goma last time I saw him.
「Rem, Let’s hurry up to the next area.」
Guess I’ve no choice but to give up on the core of this great boar. I don’t know what kind of monsters would come after us if we stayed in this place that was reeking of blood.
Rem’s cry wasn’t a reply to me…. Oh man, why the hell do those demons keep coming at me one after another! ?
「Rem, enemy position! 」
My old dull sixth sense once again let me down. This place was looking like nothing more than a calm forest and yet…
Rem fired her thread instead of replying. Naturally she wasn’t aiming for me, her acid thread shower was shooting upward, spread in all directions.
「!!!!! ? 『Spiderweb Twine』! 」
Because something came again right when I let down my guard, I reflexively fired web-type black hair bind in the direction Rem pointed at and―― It coiled against the pure white thread.
Panicked, I ran to hide below the shades of the tree as fast as possible. The spiderweb net was falling slowly as it struck the white thread. The lump of that white thread fell on the ground in front of me, along with the appearance of the ambusher.
The one who raised a hysterical roar was a being with the lower-half of a spider and the upper-half of human.
「Arachne… So it was chasing after me.」
Though I couldn’t recognize the differences between arachne faces, I didn’t think they were similar to Goma, which you could easily find loitering all over the place. It somehow found out about my escape.
「KISHISHI, KISHI, KISHIKISHIKISHI.」
Even though its ambush had failed, this guy still chose to come from the front since it was quite confident of its own strength. Alternatively, it simply didn’t want to let go of any prey that they caught once before.
「Guess I have no choice but to defeat you.」
It easily caught up with us even though Ashidaka Rem ran at its top speed. The Arachne’s mobility was terrifying. In addition, it was also proficient in tracking down an escaped prey.
Well since I already escaped from the Arachne but it still managed to find me, I guess my only option was to defeat it.
「Bring it on you bastard! I’ll make you regret your decision of chasing after me! 」
Since I had nowhere to run, I loudly challenged the arachne to attack me.