Chapter 33.2 : Reflection+Reflection = Shopping
「I’m not absolutely sure about this matter since many guilds choose to hide the information but, maybe both of you are the first one amongst many challenger who managed to make the boss HP bar to turn red」
No, that can’t be true. This is a game after all, so there should be tons of guys who are stronger than me. Wakakusa-san also likes to insert a lot of joke in conversation along with Shinji huh. What a unique person.
「Even so, we were defeated you know. We still lost against it」
「That’s true but……… Uhm, maybe I’m just perplexed since this news is just too amazing. Somehow I feel lost right now」
Even if you say that you feel like lost……… Did you have to put so much emphasis on it?
「Hahaha, I understandd」
「……. You’re not」
It’s not like that. Moreover, why is Shinji teaming up with you? His comprehension toward joke is already deeply rooted.
「Give it up Midori, anymore than this is useless. The boss aside, let’s talk about boss capture strategy? In my opinion, I think we can take on that boss if you and Fuyukawa-san are coming along and we upgraded Sou’s equipment」
My equipment is………… He’s right. Challenging a boss with initial equipment is a big no no.
「Eh, Sou-kun is challenging the boss with that kind of equipment! ? 」
「How can it be…………..」
Eh, Fuyukawa-san too. No, even I never think that we’ll have such fierce combat against a boss. Please stop looking at me with that kind of look, Wakakusa-san. I know, I’m reflecting on my action already.
「What do you think, Midori, Fuyukawa-san? Will you go along with us? 」
The two of them are replying with bright smile without even a moment of delay after hearing Shinji’s question.
「We’re in of course」
「P-Please let me in too. Please take me along」
How courageous of you, an instant reply. I thought that girls will have less resistance against that boss.
「Well, shall we put Sou equipment in order first. Sou, what was your lost equipment? 」
「Ah, I lost the knife which I got from those hoodlum. And lot of things due to death penalty」
That knife is splendid knife though.
「Let’s look for your new equipment then. You should have a lot of funds if you sell the loot you get till now right」
Certainly, there’s mountains of monster drop in my item box right now. The problem is the conversion rate but then, I guess I have no choice but to resign myself to fate.
「Then it’s strategy meeting after we get the equipment. But, let’s capture the boss after school tomorrow, how’s that? 」
「It’s fine with me but, why can’t we go today? We have plenty of time right? 」
「If we want to capture the boss, we can’t do that when you’re still under the effect of death penalty, I want us to go when we’re in full power. How about you guys? 」
「It’s decided then」
Oioi, is this really preparation to capture the boss. Certainly there was a bit more above my HP bar but, that last one is an exception. No, this much should be in Shinji’s preparation. Or should I say “As expected of you, Shinji”. I’ve much to learn from you.
「Hehehe, we’ll become a hero if we managed to open the next stage. How famous we’ll be from that」
As expected of Shinji. There’s not enough words to say about him. See, even Fuyukawa-san and Wakakusa-san are looking at him with perplexed face. You really are an idiot. As expected of someone to whom I should never learn bad thing.
「Ah, I’ve decided where the weapon shop I want to visit. Is it okay if it’s just a bit away? 」
「It’s okay but, where are we going to? 」
「Just till Uruma」
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「They did say that it was around this place but………」
Currently we’re coming all the way to Uruma by using the station building around Nago. Uruma city is a city which is most popular due to its enormous theme park dubbed as synthetic sport ground. Various sport and some sort of big event held in this place every week.
It seems today is the day when they’re allowed to use arts and skill in soccer stadium. Because the player body which far more excellent than professional due to arts and strengthened body due to skill, it’s the most popular amongst the event related to sport. [TL : Shaolin soccer, in game] But then, what kind of arts they’re using in soccer I wonder. Something like kick skill.
Sometimes I can hear a roar that feels like going to lift the ground coming from the stadium, we were just passing by that place and walking all the way till the shopping district.
「Hey Sou, tell us the name of the store? 」
「They say the name of their store is HANZO」 [TL : HANZO in english]
That was the name of the store which I got from a certain someone a while ago via chat. It was the name of the person who told me when I tell him that I was to go to his store.
「I think we will know since it seems they’re going to wait for us in front of their store right n-…….. OH」
When I’m about to finish my words, the owner of the store which we’re about to go to is entering my field of vision. I’m calling at him while slightly waving my hand.
「Hanzou sa~n! 」
「Oh, you arrived huh, Sou-kun」
There, the figure of the shop owner who is unchanged ever since we met yesterday. When Hanzou-san noticed us, he’s stretching his hand which covered in blister with ear to ear smile plastered on his well defined face.
「Welcome to my store. I’m really happy that you come to this place」
I’m also stretching my hand and clasped his strong hand.
「I’m also happy to be able to come here」
Without saying to subtitute my lost knife and for the sake of getting its replacement, I relied to blacksmith Hanzou, my first friend in virtual world.