Arc 5.5 is finished. Next will be Arc 6!
The day after eating the spicy meal. Zig told me about a new request.
“…The city is shrouded in fog?”
“Yeah, that’s where we’ll work next.”
I learned that there’s an area of the city that has been experiencing a thick fog for several days and residents were acting distant with each other. In addition, none of the people went to check up on the situation, so the country asked Zig to investigate the cause and solve the problem.
“You don’t know? It’s a rare soft-bodied demon that lives in places with water and generates a thick mist from its body to control people and other demons.”
Well, that’s a problem. I’ve seen something similar in my country, but I’ve never seen one that generates fog.
“ What do we do if we encounter someone that is being manipulated?”
“I have orders to kill them if I have to. In this city, humans aren’t authorized. No matter how many people die, there’ll be zero casualties. ”
I see. Good.
I don’t care what happens to the people of this country. There’s no pain in killing them.
It’s like stepping on an ant.
“The fog has a sleep spell on it. If your magic resistance is strong, you won’t have problems, but if it’s weak, you’ll fall asleep and be controlled within a few minutes.”
Zig gave me a small object.
It was a brooch that I could find anywhere.
“…What ‘s this?”
“A Sleep Protection Brooch. It’ll keep you awake.”
He told me to use it.
Thanks, then. My magic resistance and magic power has increased due the levels I grew, but the level of the demons could be also higher than mine. There’s no guarantee I won’t fall asleep.
“I accepted this quest to raise our level. We aren’t ready yet to fight the Evil Dragon, so take everything you can as experience.”
Celtina and I nodded.
The further we got into the forest, the thicker the fog became. Even though it was daytime, it was really hard to see the road.
The horse that Zig was on clicked his tongue impatiently.
“That’s why I hate these demons. The fog is so thick, everything is whited out.”
“… Calm down, Zig.”
“Ha, you’re not going to lecture me, are you? Then do something about it. If you show me how to get rid of this fog, I’ll pay you double.”
You seem to be quite irritated by the inability to see.
You’re still a kid. There’s no convenient environment for killing monsters.
You only feel “disadvantage” because the enemy is more skilled than you.
I wish he would learn from Tohru. That idiot was always ready to take on anything.
Well… I need that kind of mental strength too.
“You’re very calm and mature, Aid ☆”
“I have more experience than you.”
“What are you? And old man? ☆”
“I’m not, but I’m older than you for sure.”
Suddenly, the horse I was riding slowed down. Soon after, he sat down on the ground and fell asleep.
“We’ll walk from here.”
“Let’s fly in Sylvia ☆”
“If I could find it from above, I would. It’s hard to get into the city without following the path.”
“Zig is right.”
The fog was widespread. It’s impossible to find the city from the air.
In addition, this demon is also using magic to dull the sense of direction at the same time.
If we don’t want to get lost, we’ll just have to continue.
“Zig, walk with me ☆”
“Stop. Stay behind the wizards”
“Aid, Zig is so cold! ☆”
She’s a pain in the ass, so I replied following her game.
After walking for about two hours, the entrance to the city appeared in the thick fog. But there was no guard, and the gate was left open.
That’s unnatural, obviously.
Even when we passed through the gates into the city, it was quiet.
“It ‘s creepy☆! Let’s just blow it all up!”
“If we leave a mess, it’ll be harder to fool them. Killing humans is a demon’s crime. We came here to help, don’t forget that.”
I sensed something with my appraisal.
“Looks like an enemy.”
“Celtina, Aid, clear this up.”
The inhabitants of the city gathered like zombies. All of them were in a sleepy state and being controlled.
While Zig and I were clearing away the enemies in front of us, others were gathering from behind, blocking our escape route.
There’s no problem with being surrounded, honestly.
We’veprepared for a long time to manage this kind of problem.
The number of inhabitants was greater than expected. There were also demons and monsters mixed in, so dealing with it was troublesome.
“Get out! Don’t touch me with those filthy hands!”
Zig kicked the inhabitant. He quickly cut off their heads, bathing them in blood.
He is taking out all his stress on them.
I was covering his back, clearing away the enemies so as not to interfere with his movements.
“Finishing Burst! ☆”
There was a big explosion. Celtina’s magic is awesome as ever.
The blast blew up the houses and the residents were blown away.
“There’s a lot of them ☆!”
“It’s about time to crush them from the origin.”
“The Mistaker is an aquatic demon right ☆? Isn’t here in the city a watering hole? ”
“I don’t remember…”
A watering hole…
It’s hard to imagine lurking in a well. How about a pond or a lake nearby?
There’s a lot of them. It’s hard to make a move.
“Die, die, die, die, die, die!!”
Zig seems to be busy killing those things.
“What with these guys? There’s no end ☆”
“Ask Zig, I’m just a hired hand.”
“You’re not friendly Aid ☆!”
That’s none of your business.
Celtina used her magic again and blew away the enemy. I left her on my back and continued to wield my sword, watching Zig.
Even these guys can be a powerful enemy when they come together.
Maybe I underestimated them a little too much.
The inhabitants’ defenses were strong, and there’s no way to escape. It seems that this demon is more clever than I expected.
It’s time to start thinking about retreating.
“How are you? Get out of my way!”
“Listen. The inhabitants of this place are being manipulated. It’s the source of the fog that must be eliminated.”
I heard a voice and turned to look at Zig.
Tohru’s figure stopped Zig’s sword.
My arms trembled in fear. My back teeth rattled.
Why would Tohru do that!? That’s impossible! We’re on another continent!!
Am I hallucinating? No… it ‘s real…
It’s the real Tohru.
And there’s even a slave of that fox tribe and a slave of Faerie.
Oh… right. I’m hiding my face, right? It ‘s okay, he won’t find out.
I need to pretend I don’t know them.
It’s my first time seeing them. That’s a very nice sword.
Okay, I can do it.
My legs are shaking a little, but I’m confident! I can do it!!
Zig was killed by Tohru. He can’t win, after all.
“…Time to quit.”
I made my voice lower than usual to give Tohru the impression that it wasn’t me.
Zig decided he couldn’t continue and sent out Sylvia.
I look down from my ascending beast at my former best friend, whom I’ve met again.
Oh man… Seriously, that guy is terrible. I thought I was going to die.
Looking at him, he’s like level 3000 or something.
My hands are still shaking from the…
“What’s wrong, Aid☆?”
What is this pain I’m feeling? For some reason, it seemed like a very ominous pain.
I wonder… What is it?
If you want to be attentive to the next updates or news, enter to my Discord server.