The first day ended and right now was the morning of the second day.
He did not lay a hand on me.
On the contrary, it seems like he was awake all night, guarding. Maybe he did it so that I will let off my guard.
I couldn’t sleep much since I had to stay alert all night. But if this continues, I’ll reach my limit soon. I have to do something, but I have no means to do so. I’m just a slave. I can’t even run away. I don’t know what to do.
“Hey, just give up already. Tell me everything.”
While I walked thinking of such things, he came prying again.
Since I got annoyed, I answered while showing a bit of anger.
“You really don’t trust me that much? “
“Yeah, that much.”
“Then, what can I do so you can trust me? “
“……Let’s see, I could trust you if you die right now, right here.”
A vein was clearly visible on his forehead. It seems like he became angry.
“Is that how it is? Yukari, you bastard.”
“What is it, Master? Are you going to use violence against a slave? “
“Shut it! You won’t have lunch! “
“That’s a breach of contract.”
“In the contract it’s written that I have to supply you with enough food. And two meals a day is enough! I think that’s fair! Hahahahaha! “
We still need to walk for who knows how many kilometers, really, this man is…!
“What’s wrong? If you apologize, I won’t do it, you know? “
How humiliating! Having to apologize to this man… but…
Then, he laughed while saying so. That smile looked like he was making a fool out of me, so I couldn’t stand it.
“I don’t need it.”
“Lunch, I don’t need it.”
“H-hey, you’re going to collapse. “
“I already said it’s unnecessary. I’ll be fine.”
“Hey, wait! My bad! Here, eat! “
“No, thanks! “
I hurried ahead.
I need to cool down.
I became quite emotional back there.
But I can’t back down anymore.
I wonder what did I want to accomplish…?
It was the morning of the third day.
Last night was a fight against drowsiness.
……My feet feel unsteady.
Two nights in a row not sleeping, walking all day, I had no lunch yesterday, and for dinner I just ate a little.
No matter if I’m an assassin, I’m a living being after all. I know that my limits are approaching.
He did not lay a hand on me last night either. Perhaps he’s waiting for the moment when I’m completely unconscious. He is a cowardly man.
Today’s journey, similar to yesterday’s, was just walking and walking.
Every time we open our mouths, we can’t help but to quarrel.
Quarrel at breakfast.
Quarreling on whom will walk ahead.
Quarrel at lunch.
Quarreling on when to take a break.
Quarrel at dinner.
Quarrel as soon as the sun sets.
We already forgot the relationship of master-slave somewhere along the way.
Sometimes I wasn’t able to make a judgement because of the sleepiness and fatigue.
Anyways, I was always careful as to not show a chance. The result of that was our quarrels.
This night, I finally fell asleep soundly…
＊ ＊ ＊
That was obvious.
There were a number of contradictions in Yukari’s behavior.
Because she is overly cautious of me, her behavior is inconsistent.
And as she gets tired, it gets worse and worse.
Why is she like that? Now I know the reason.
I got a clue when I was questioning her and the Duchess woman’s name came out the night before heading to the Ashaspern Dungeon. But I became convinced the first night after we were teleported to the coast, when she became wary of me making advances on her.
――Yukari has been ‘brainwashed’.
Most likely to ‘Be wary of that who becomes your master’.
The culprit is clear. Such a skill, 『Brainwashing Magic』, was an inherent skill of a Duchess called Lucia Icene. She was famous in Mobius, and was nicknamed the ‘Brainwashing Hag’.
And to dispel brainwashing magic, there’s only one way. The ‘manifestation of strong emotions’, only that.
In Mobius’ main story, there was an emotionally heavy scene where ‘a brainwashed NPC killed his lover in front of his own eyes, and then the brainwash was lifted’.
I can’t deny the feeling that brainwashing magic was prepared to force such a development in the story, but it’s different when that story becomes the real world. How is it? Isn’t this more troublesome now?
I have to somehow have her show her emotions.
And those have to evoke strong feelings.
It seems like simply quarreling won’t do the trick.
What should I do?
How can I? How can I…?
Not good, I almost dozed off.
Two more days to the port city Koula. I have to somehow do my best.
I took an abnormal status recovery potion ++ from my inventory and drank it all at once. To tell the truth, this has only a small effect on drowsiness. Obviously, there’s a limit to what it can do.
Well, what should I do?
Gazing at the darkness of the sky, I crossed my arms in front of the bonfire and began to think.
Thank you for reading.
- HP Hit Points
- MP Magic Points
- SP Stamina Points
- STR Short range attack skill power, strength, physical power.
- DEX Long range attack skill power, dexterity, hit rate.
- AGI Quickness, avoidance rate.
- INT Attack Magic skill power.
- LUK Good luck, critical rate.
- VIT Simple defense.
- MGR Magic defense.
Types of combat skills
Named after shogi pieces (The word in bold is the one being used in this translation). From easier to acquire to harder.
- Pawn/Soldier (Fuhyou)
- Knight (Keima)
- Silver General (Ginshou)
- Gold General (Kinshou)
- Bishop (Kakugyou)
- Rook (Hisha)
- Promoted Bishop/Dragon Horse(Ryuuma)
- Promoted Rook/Dragon King (Ryuuou).
List of Swordsmanship skills
- 《Soldier Swordsmanship》 Normal attack.
- 《Lance Swordsmanship》 Piercing attack.
- 《Knight Swordsmanship》 Precision attack.
- 《Silver Swordsmanship》 Strong single-target attack.
- 《Gold Swordsmanship》 Small-range attack to all directions.
- 《Bishop Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Rook Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon Horse Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon King Swordsmanship》 ???
List of Shieldmanship skills
- 《Soldier Shieldmanship》 Normal defense.
- 《Lance Shieldmanship》 Piercing deflection.
- 《Knight Shieldmanship》 Defense + knockback.
- 《Silver Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Gold Shieldmanship》 Ranged guided defense + knockback.
- 《Bishop Shieldmanship》 Reinforced defense (Temporarily boosts VIT and MGR)
- 《Rook Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon Horse Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon King Shieldmanship》 ???
List of Archery skills
- 《Soldier Archery》 Normal range attack.
- 《Lance Archery》 Piercing range attack.
- 《Knight Archery》 Precise sniping range attack.
- 《Silver Archery》 Strong single-target range attack.
- 《Gold Archery》 Weaker range attack with added knockback.
- 《Bishop Archery》 Strong piercing range attack.
- 《Rook Archery》 Very strong single-target range attack with scaling % damage.
- 《Dragon Horse Archery》 Powerful piercing range attack.
- 《Dragon King Archery》 Powerful on-impact range attack.
Types of Magic skills
They use the “Form” or “step” system of martial arts. From lower to higher.
- First Form Regular attack
- Second Form Extended range attack
- Third Form Strong single target attack
- Fourth Form Strong extended range attack
- Fifth Form Extremely powerful extended range attack
- Their cast time becomes longer in this order First→Third→Second→Fourth→Fifth.
Ranking of the skills
From lower to higher, then it changes to the “Dan” system of martial arts, which means Grade.
- 16th class
- 15th class
- 14th class
- 13th class
- 12h class
- 11th class
- 10th class
- 9th class
- 8th class
- 7th class
- 6th class
- 5th class
- 4th class
- 3rd class
- 2nd class
- 1st class
- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- Grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5
- Grade 6
- Grade 7
- Grade 8
- Grade 9