Chapter 32.2 : First Experience + Final Trump Card = Taste of Soil
I wonder what my current expression is. Is my blood boiling in excitement? Is this what I think it is? The throbbing of my body… Well that’s trivial, what matters now is to enjoy this. I placed my dual guns in front of—- What the?
The Jiisha who had raised a wailing roar filled with pain just a moment ago had suddenly calmed down and was rounding up his body like a cat in a kotatsu.
Eh, what the hell is this? Is he rolling back due to my roar?
As I stayed dumbfounded, Shinji went to my side with an unsteady gait.
「What the hell is that, Sou?」
「I don’t know. Actually, you’re still alive huh?」
I thought he had faded out after splendidly completing my request.
「Somehow. I couldn’t move my body for a while. Whew, my HP almost went to zero.」
「I see, thank goodness. So, what shall we do about this? My weapons are barely effective if it’s hiding its face and neck like this.」
「U~hm, you’re right……….. EH!」
It seems he had noticed something. As expected of Shinji, my dependable partner!
「That posture, it’s just like a cat in a kotatsu!」
Goddamnit, I am a fool for expecting something from him. And above all, it’s really frustrating that this guy is thinking the same thing as me. Moreover, I also want to hit that face which is showing an expression of accomplishment..
「Oi, I’m serious he――」
「We can at least restore our HP as long as we have Fuyukawa-san but…….. What choice we-muscle brain duo- can do in this situation」
You should say that from the very beginning.
「Anyway, shall we try to attack it for the time being? We’ll be in danger if it turns out that this is a counter skill but, if it was turned out to be charging its attack, we’ll be in danger for not doing anything」
We currently have no information about this huh. In that case, the thing that I have to do is. With a determined look, I looked at Shinji, who was also looking at me the same way. It’s decided huh.
Together, we started walking toward that guy at the same time. Since it’s better to regret after doing it rather than regretting for not doing it.
But, a while after we started walking, we were a bit too late.
The Jiisha suddenly shone while still in that rounded up posture, and then――
Our first boss battle ended just like that.
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When I noticed, I was already inside of a dark place. I’ve seen a similar room to this before. Ah right, the tutorial room!
「We lost huh?」
――Still not enough.
――What the hell was that last attack?
「Its power is no joke.」
――Such a thing…
「This just got more interesting.」
What the hell is wrong with that monster though. Since when was I completely defeated like that. How can I beat that last attack? What am I lacking that makes me unable to beat that? What should I do now? Crap, my head is in a mess right now. Even so, one thing is clear.
――I had fun fighting against that bastard. Wash your neck, since I’m gonna beat you the next time we meet!
「Well then, what should I do after this I wond—N?」
『SYSTEM MESSAGE. THIS MESSAGE WILL BE SENt TO ALL PLAYERs WHO DIED IN THE GAME. TODAY AT 2:48 AM, YOU DIED IN A BATTLE AGAINST JIISHA, THE BOSS OF OKINAWA AREA. YOU CAN RETURN TO THE GAME 4 HOURS LATER. YOU’LL LOSE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT YOU GOT WITHIN 24 HOURS BEFORE DEATH AND WILL RECEIVE A DECLINING GROWTH RATE FOR SKILL ARTS FOR 28 HOURS AS A DEATH PENALTY DUE TO FIGHTING AGAINST AN NPC!』
It’s already that late huh. But, that’s also quite a harsh death penalty. There’s no login restriction death penalty in PvP but, it’s there in a fight against an NPC. Is this a message from the management side telling me to cool down my head a bit?
『AS FOLLOWED, YOU’LL BE FORCED TO LOGOUT AFTER THIS. WE WILL BE WAITING FOR YOUR NEXT DEATH. NOW THEN, COOL YOUR HEAD A BIT OUT THERE, FOOL』
This management side…
When I opened my eyes again, it’s the usual ceiling. Me lying down doesn’t mean that I’m sleepy though. Let’s contact Shinji.
I send an email to Shinji with my smartphone.
【Yo Shinji, we lost huh.】
【Yeah, we ended up losing to that. Let’s have a meeting for a revenge match… Is what I want to say but…】
【Yeah, I’m also really sleepy right now. I’m already ZZZZZZZZZ.】
【Right. Let’s meet again in the afternoon and continue our discussion at that time then.】
【Roger. Well, G’nite!】
My consciousness departed as I surrendered myself to drowsiness with my smartphone in one hand.
E.D : RIP radiation.