“Everyone, please have a seat. We’ll serve your tea now.”
“Here you go Princess, Ain-sama.”
While Martha-san handed out tea, Mother and I were guided by Chris and sat down on a sofa nearby.
I wasn’t able to take a long break after the meal, so I’m glad to be able to sit down.
Drinking some of that tea, that was handed to me, calmed me down quite a bit.
Warren-san asked me to show them my status, but I’m not sure if it’s alright to show it this easily.
For now, let’s send a glance to Mother.
“It’s okay to show it to them, Ain. There’s nothing to be ashamed of in it.”
“Alright. Then, let’s see……”
I took out my status card from my chest pocket.
I feel like I haven’t seen it in forever……But, there’s no way my status have increased.
[Job] Houseless Child
[Stamina] 235 =>180UP
[Magic] 341 =>300UP
[Attack] 74 =>52UP
[Defense] 40 =>19UP
[Agility] 95 =>70UP
[Skills] Toxin Decomposition EX, Absorb, Auto HP Recover, Gift of Training.
I couldn’t help but wanting to retort.
I don’t know when my level increased, and it sort of feels like my status growth is quite strange.
Also, what’s Absorb? When did I learn that?
I don’t know what the deal is with all this, but I can’t help but feel overwhelmed.
“It’s alright, Ain, there’s nothing to worry about.”
“No, it’s something else I’m worrying about, can you look at this first?”
And so, I handed my status card over to Mother.
” ! ? Ara……? I wonder what happened here……?”
Well, it’s to be expected, it’s a mysterious phenomenon that’s too much, even for my Mother.
“What’s wrong, Princess?”
Ahh, this is a bother and Chris-san might’ve already noticed it, so let’s just show it to everyone.
Saying that, I placed my status card in the middle of the table.
“What do you mean by rapid growth……HOOO?”
“Let me see! “
The three men approached to see my status card.
But I wonder what kind of job is this Battle Mage, Lloyd-san spoke of.
“Fumu, these are not bad stats at all. It’s a waste that they decided to disinherit you……This is……!”
The King seemed to be surprised, ahh, did he see it?
“Warren, Lloyd! Look at this.”
“You mean the skill, Your Majesty? ……Oh my. Hoho, this is rather……”
Following Warren-san, Lloyd-san looked at my status.
“Olivia. Could it be that you thought this far?”
I don’t really get it, but thank you, Mother.
“……So, it’s such a skill, after all.”
Chris-san nodded convinced after looking at my status card.
Saying ‘It’s such a skill after all’, please stop it, because it hurts.
“Of course. I’ll start on those as soon as the conversation is finished.”
“Lloyd, check the level of security in the castle. Raise it as you see fit.”
“Right away, Your Majesty.”
Aren’t they overreacting a little too much?
I’m somehow getting scared……
And what are these documents that they need to prepare?
“Martha and Chris. I think you should already know this, but treat this as confidential.”
“As you wish.”
“M-Mother, why the confidentiality?”
As expected, this is a bit too scary, so I turned around and asked Mother, please help me out here.
“Ain is an amazing boy, so it’s alright.”
“I don’t know what’s amazing about me, but…… Okay.”
“……Excuse me. Ain-sama, how much do you know about your skill? “
“About which one? If it’s Toxin Decomposition, well…… I do know a little bit.”
“No, it seems you don’t understand it at all! “
Whoaa, Warren-san suddenly raised his voice, taking me by surprise.
It feels like he’s about to take a bite out of me.
Following Warren-san, Lloyd-san somehow praised me.
I wonder what the heck is going on?
Mother replied with a smile, as if she had successfully pulled off a prank.
“Seriously, the Princess is just……”
“Martha-dono. I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve sighed today.”
Both Martha-san and Chris-san were sighing.
“……Gohon. Let me explain, Ain-sama.
Warren-san cleared his throat, it seems he will be the one explaining it to me. Ohh, please do.
“‘Poisons do not work on you, Ain-sama. This, you understand, right? “
“Yes, that I know. But it’s only that they don’t kill me……”
Ahh, I made a Star Crystal the other day.
It seems it might be a valuable skill in that regard.
That never even crossed my mind.
“Hahahahaha! It sure helped us out that the Roundharts were fools, Warren-dono! “
But even so…… not being able to realize its usefulness, I guess I was also a fool……
It’s a complicated feeling.
“Speaking of which, Mother…… Some sort of absorption skill has been added, do you know what it is?”
Since I started to feel a bit ashamed, I tried to change the subject.
What is a race skill?
Are the humans in this world also able to use skills like Absorb?
I’m not sure I’ve used it before it was listed on the status card.
“S-Sure, what is it, Chris-san?”
“I’m sorry, but could you hold this and imagine it as a drink?”
Seems like Chris-san also had that bad habit of imagining the magic stone as a drink.
It was similar to the magic stone I saw before, and it also had a sweet smell.
“Sure, I don’t mind. But, isn’t it better to just lick it instead of imagining it? “
“Well, it’s sweet and delicious like a candy, these magic stones.”
……When I told them that it was like a candy, the air in the room came to a still.
“Princess. Could you explain this?”
I obediently decided to explain to my Mother.
“Just that was a cheap magic stone of 500G, so it probably was from a Big Bee.”
If I remember correctly, a Big Bee is a large bee-like monster about 80cm in length.
It’s not too aggressive nor is it too strong, but they have a strong fertility and make big hives.
“I see. Actually, this is also the magic stone of a Big Bee…… how does this one smell, Ain-sama?”
She then took another magic stone out.
And then, she brought it to me.
“This one smells like Ripple1. Like Ripple with honey, and a sweet and sour smell of pulp! “
It smelled the same as Ripple Juice, making me swallow down my saliva.
While I was excited about the smell of the magic stones, Chris looked like she realized something.
……I wonder if it’s going to be something bothersome?
“Ain-sama, I might be able to explain your rapid growth in stats.”
1 – Kudos to Kari for this one, it’s a brand name for a drink. When I search for it a Ripple brand from California pops up, Kari found this though:
seems more likely.