Monster Musume Harem wo Tsukurou! - Chapter 98
Monster Musume Harem wo Tsukurou! Chapter 98-100
Monster Musume chapter 98: Shadow-san
The night before the operation, I was in a room in the building we were hiding. Shadow-san came to the room which was vacant because she had said that she wanted to speak alone with me. Well, what the heck does she want to tell me?
“Okay, there is nobody around here. What do you want to talk about?” Tsuchio
Activating the equipped magic tool, I light the room. Shadow-san stood in front of me. She has her hair up today. When I thought what was holding it up, I saw a suitable string. Well, it’s not strange even if…
“Your identity? At first, you were a shadow demon and there is no doubt. Then, you evolved several times and were helped by Spirit-san after you humanized. At that point, your destination of evolution had already been squeezed. It was confirmed by having been given protection. Is that a definite evolutionary destination?” Tsuchio
Shadow-san nods. But Shadow-san hasn’t evolved since she became a human-type. It was hard to understand even if she evolved, but…indeed, I should know from the amount of magic power. So what’s going on here?
“Eh, you actually evolved!?” Tsuchio
Seriously, even if her magical power increased, I should have noticed absolutely….
“…Yes, Shadow-san was good at hiding her magic power. You would be a fool not to hide it.” Tsuchio
I might have noticed it if I touched her directly, but Shadow-san is a shadow. I rarely have a chance to touch her. I know touching her is pretty fine, but other than that it’s like touching a human.
“So, how did you evolve? Your appearance hasn’t changed and…can you show me your real magical power?” Tsuchio
When I say so, Shadow-san took my hand and put it at the center of her chest. Mu……because her whole body is like a water balloon or rubber ball, I don’t get so excited. I wonder if Shadow-san’s reaction is too fancy.
When I touch Shadow-san, it is surely hindered by something. Is she suppressing magical power with her magic…. That would reduce her usable magical power. Shadow-san, who had evolved before I knew, had always fought while holding down her original ability.
Shadow-san solves that magic. As soon as that happened her magical power changed markedly. To the extent that it can’t be compared and this powerful magical power…is more than twice, from her restricted strength….
“Why did you hide this……if you had such magical powers,it would have been quite easy fighting that Chimera, for example. Moreover, you still hid it…. If suddenly such a big magical power appears, will someone come? Well, that’s probably… fine, what about changes in appearance?” Tsuchio
Shadow-san nods. Because her appearance didn’t change, she might have control of her magic. Shadow-san, I wonder what kind of person she will be.
“Then, can you show me the real Shadow-san? So that I may give you a real name at last.” Tsuchio
Shadow’s body ripples and her purple black skin peels off. From inside, a dark black light is shining again. The skin gets lost steadily and the light fills the room. Although it isn’t dazzling, I cannot see Shadow-san. And what was standing on the spot where the light fell….
『…You finally saw it. Well, I didn’t want to let you see it as much as I could.』Shadow-san
“…That’s terrible, I wanted to meet the humanized Shadow-san.” Tsuchio
What was standing in front of me was a japanese-looking woman who hasn’t been seen since I came to this world. Her height isn’t very tall, but her chest is. She has black hair, but the surprising thing is that face. Why…why is it like me? No, she didn’t possess a male face. I wonder if she has the same atmosphere or facial expression. It’s exactly like a mirror. Her big, clear blue eyes are still innocent enough to be feminine. She wears a dark blue blazer and a gray skirt! I’m so cute. I’m not a narcissist, but I look nice.
『That’s not it. What I am supposed to be in this situation is that I’m forced to do so. That is the time of a battle that cannot be lost at all.』 Shadow-san
“Well, before, I was told by Rin that she saw a girl that looks exactly like me. Was that you, Shadow-san?” Tsuchio
『That’s right. When Rin was in danger, I didn’t hesitate to help…. Both of you fainted, so I could disguise myself once more.』 Shadow-san
“Just like a doppelganger? But you’re a woman.” Tsuchio
『That’s because I’m your shadow. If you think of Yin and Yang, then Yin is a woman and Yang is a man.』Shadow-san
“…Is that so?” Tsuchio
『Unexpectedly, I changed with such simple things. To be precise, I’m not a doppelganger… well, you can think that I’m Tsuchio as a woman.』 Shadow-san
“Well, I as a woman……Tsuchino?” Tsuchio
“Yes, Tsuchino. It’s your new name.” Tsuchio
『Tsu…Tsuchino? Yeah, that sounds good. Somehow, we really seem like twins.』 Tsuchino
“Not brother and sister?” Tsuchio
『Okay, elder sister. Because a woman becomes an adult earlier than a man. I can’t give up on this as much as Tsuchio!』Tsuchino
“Oh well, I don’t mind that much. Well then let’s get into the main subject…other than the figure, what else could you do besides the increase in magical power.” Tsuchio
『I will explain one by one. First of all…』Tsuchino
We are fighting Ruu right now and a moment ago, a white flash explosion wrapped her in smoke and dirt. Nichrome fired a large number of missiles and Rin caused a thunderstorm to descend. Her figure is longer visible without having to wait for the smoke to clear up.
“Let’s go, Tsuchino!” Tsuchio
『OK, Tsuchio!』 Tsuchino
Tsuchino took my hand and we went into a shadow. Shadow-san who became Tsuchino made it possible, part 1.
Along with Tsuchino, I became able to move from shadow to shadow. We move straight and jump out of Ruu’s shadow in a flash. We tried it several times, but it seems quite strange.
In front of us is Ruu’s familiar back. I can see Lime thrusting over my shoulder. In my hands, I drew a star talisman, a new talisman and a improved talisman. Behind, Tsuchino is about to release her magic. Ruu shouldn’t be able to move with the missiles and lightning and even if we cannot beat her now, we do some damage!
The moment I tried to throw my talismans, an impact ran into my flank and I was blown away. I was beat against the wall, but Tsuchino released her magic regardless of it. Extraordinarily bright black rays gather together and become huge drills and thrust into Ruu. At the same time, Lime, who altered her arms, attacked.
Ruu catches Lime’s arm and Tsuchino’s magic, with both arms together. Tsuchino’s drills appeared to be antagonistic to Ruu’s reinforced scales, but fell down shortly. From Ruu’s arms, flames are released. Truly, you can’t avoid that magic in a moment…. Meanwhile, Lime aims at Ruu’s body. If it is a scaleless body, Lime’s claws would pass through. If it is too deep, it can lead to a fatal injury and if it is light, it will be small. As planned, a few shallow lacerations run on Ruu’s belly. Although Lime tries to pursue, a kick came from the bottom and she retreated backwards. Tsuchino already returned.
“Father, are you alright!?” Lime
“Somehow…I was just hit by her tail.” Tsuchio
『Even though we had appeared right from behind…how did she notice?』Tsuchino
“It’s a simple story. Ruu just reacted the moment we had appeared and attacked.” Tsuchio
“Even though my claws are attached with poison…she is also strong against poison.” Lime
“It is Ruu indeed. Well, this is enough for us. Rin!” Tsuchio
Rin jumped out from the entrance of the stairs. She is electrically charged with lightning and magical power is overflowing from her horn. The electric current coming out from her horn sparks violently.
“Now, please wake up, Ruu-san!” Rin
Rin suddenly rushed at Ruu. Ruu who held a flame fist against her waist, drew out a beautiful fist-thrust.
The horn and fist collide and the flame and thunder compete against each other. A wind is raging, the floor cracks and the aftermath pierces the wall. Even trying to cover, you will get caught when approaching, so I’m afraid of erroneous firing and releasing magic.
The magics which were clashing against each other blew Ruu and Rin away and slammed them into the walls of the hall. The best attack strategy which was to fight head on has only caused little damage, that’s why I can’t say it was a success….
“Rin, are you alright!?” Tsuchio
“I’m fine! But this was the most likely strategy to win the first move, right? Do you have a next move?” Rin
“… Do we have to attack at the same time?” Tsuchio
“For now, that’s the best. It’s going to be the time to unveil a new weapon.” Nichrome
“Oh, you made one.” Tsuchio
“The rest of the ingredients are few, but… it is not a situation where you can be stingy. Because I manufactured it super-quickly, there is a problem in appearance and durability.” Nichrome
“It’s better than nothing. What kind of weapon is it?” Tsuchio
“It is a blaster type weapon that ejects magical powers. I made it as countermeasure to Ruu’s breath. Therefore, it looks like this.” Nichrome
While I was talking with Shadow-san, did Nichrome make such a thing? Then, is it safe even if the breath is released tentatively?
“It’s not good. If I shoot at Ruu’s breath, it is speculated that this will definitely lose the bid. It would be good to hit directly in a standing condition, but in reality, such a thing won’t happen. Please think about a method to earn time.” Nichrome
“Roger that. Ruu would have also exhausted her magical power and be injured also. It should be somewhat easier to do. Lime, Rin, you guys are the vanguard, I, Tsuchino and Nichrome are the rearguard. Let’s go!” Tsuchio
Before Ruu got slammed against the walls, Lime was going to slash. She pretended to hit back with her arms, but she stung with a lance from behind. Lime moves around intensely, while Rin takes some distance to prepare her thunder horn again. Apparently, Ruu doesn’t seem to care about Lime and focused on Rin. There are fine scratches, but…then, how can I help? At that moment, Ruu grab Rin’s arm and slammed her to the ground. Next, she raised her arms to knock Rin down, but jumped away as she saw Lime aiming at her neck.
“Let’s go, both of you.” Tsuchio
“Twin missiles, lauch.” Nichrome
Combing earth, metal and water star talismans in sequence, pale blue, condensed water bullets are created in my hands. A missile pod jumps out from both sides of Nichrome’s lamia body and aims at Ruu.
“Master, are you okay? You never used so much magic power before.” Nichrome
“I practiced a little, so I can manage about three or four stars. Five is a tough one, though.” Tsuchio
Shadow-san, who became Tsuchino, made it possible, Part 2. Shadow-san’s magical power is shared with me and hence, the amount of my magical power has increased greatly. The reason is that we are linked by shadows. That said, it doesn’t mean that I can use everything freely. It takes time to extract magical power from Tsuchino, so it isn’t a substitute that can be used during battle. Usage is when writing talismans. With new paper, making stars became easier. To create them, my little magical power is enough. Well, I know the amount of magical power that I can control. However, there is quite a lot of loss.
『Okay, let’s shoot!』Tsuchino
Above Ruu’s head, a black light falls. Nichrome’s missiles are added to it which blow off the black light and consequently cause an explosion. Furthermore, when I throw my water bombs, a torrent of water that collides with the flames is released and it scrapes the floor and the ceiling.
Our sight is filled with brown smoke, black bomb smoke and pure white smoke. I’m grateful if some of it worked….
Tsuchino pulls my hand and we go into the shadow. Something hot was on the top of my head and a burning smell sticks to my nose.
We jumped out of Rin’s shadow. The wall of the hall is melted on the line when seeing. Is that Ruu’s fire? That’s right, Nichrome!?
“Master, are you alright!?” Nichrome
“…That’s my line! You idiot!” Tsuchio
“Idiot is a terrible thing. If I hadn’t warned you, I would be crying now!” Nichrome?
“But if you’re hurt, I won’t care!” Tsuchio
Nichrome was equipped with a machine gun for long-distance combat, but…both hands and barrel are gone. On top of that, there is also a line of burn marks on her chest.。
“I need to redo my hands. The chest injury isn’t a problem for combat.” Nichrome
“Not good. What about you, Lime, Rin!?” Tsuchio
“I’m fine, but I didn’t expect my barrier to be cut.” Rin
“Just a bit tired, but I got her a little bit. Nichrome, good judgment.” Lime
Lime also has a scar on the side. It has hardened and has not regenerated yet. A rope of flame was rolled over both arms of Ruu and hung on the ground. I don’t feel like having seen that for quite a long time…. She usually told that she was hit earlier and doesn’t want to use it. Ruu was hit by our strategy, which can be seen from the bleeding and bruises in some places…. Although I was prepared for the shit, we aren’t unscathed…. As you can see, there is something to come after all. If I said such a thing, I know that we will only die.
“…Tsuchino, we can’t win this way. Let’s do it.” Tsuchio
“You don’t have to do anything good. No matter what the result is, I will definitely not regret it.” Tsuchio
『…Haa, that’s why I hate it. Tsuchio, when it comes to such a situation, it was decided to do it absolutely. Therefore, is it really that good?』Tsuchino
“Yes, I’ll show you how we’re doing it.” Tsuchio
『Absolutely…but you’re Tsuchio and I am Tsuchino!』 Tsuchino
“Sorry. Everyone, earn a little time. I will do that.” Tsuchio
“I can still fight! It is necessary for Tsuchio, so come on body…!” Rin
“…I’m sorry, father. I am miserable myself. I can’t keep elder sister down…” Lime
“It is the last resort, Master. I can still fight. I should fight until all of us collapse.” Nichrome
“That’s not good. I understand it by the former meeting and there are still things I want everyone to do.” Tsuchio
We won’t be able to win if we can’t get Ruu back. Therefore, I have to do everything I can. That’s it, even if I need to sacrifice myself.
Monster Musume chapter 99: Transformation
“We’ve never tried this yet…and I don’t like it too, but I can’t help it.” Tsuchio
“Even if you say to earn time, how much do you need?” Rin
『As long as possible, I have to say that. Because, its our first time.』Tsuchino
“My machine gun has been destroyed, so let me go to the vanguard next. Rin, I will leave the rear to you.” Nichrome
“Why aren’t we all the vanguard?” Rin
“It’s not spacious enough for three people to attack at the same time… but let’s correspond flexibly. Father, please concentrate on yourself. I will go!” Lime
Tsuchino and I went down the stairs, while the others thrust at Ruu. All right, let’s finish it quickly.
“Is there anything I can do?” Tsuchio
『Not particularly, you just stay strong, relax and ease your body. I’m not going to take advantage of you.』Tsuchino
Nichrome equipped herself with gauntlets and started a fist fight with Ruu. Rotating the large gear at an alternate direction, it released sparks. That kind of gauntlets has what an effect.
The Nichrome´s fighting technique is one that emphasizes the power of a blow. Somewhat bad to do against an opponent like Ruu who has two powerful arms. Even now, has she managed to defend and continues to hold on. I’m fine with that because the purpose is to earn time.
“Let’s start. How long can we do this?” Tsuchio
『There is no time limit, but too much use will destroy you. If I were to use it, five minutes would be the borderline.』Tsuchino
“Short…besides, there is a limit to the magic that can be used at once.” Tsuchio
『That’s right…. You know Tsuchio, I’m actually overwatching it.』Tsuchino
Ah, thats a torture. I’m finally on my own, but I don’t like it.
“It will be a quick match…. But if I use excessive magic, which I can use a little bit, I’m going to break.” Tsuchio
『That’s right…you can use the magic that I have, so I don’t think it’s a problem if you don’t use it at once. Still, that state will continue to be affected by me, so five minutes is the limit.』Tsuchino
“Can I use talisman art and black magic?” Tsuchio
『Yes, you can use my magic. However, there aren’t many spells you can use.』Tsuchino
“Even if there are many at hand, it won’t be a problem because I can’t use them all. Hey Tsuchino, get ready! Ruu is trying to release her breath!” Tsuchio
『Really, at this timing!?』Tsuchino
Ruu puts her hands together and sets them on her waist. Next, her magical power rises so that it is visible, whirling around Ruu. Nichrome is retreating, while Lime and Rin aim for Ruu who stood on the spot. However, the fire that springs from Ruu´s body attacks those who approach. Rin summoned her barrier and dashed at Ruu to stop her releasing her breath. Ruu avoided her and went for the killing punch. Rin leaps beside the wall. Shit, will they be killed by Ruu here!?
“Lime, come back! Master, do it now!” Nichrome
Nichrome who came down the stairs shouts. Aligning both arms, she lifts up a large tubular item with metal parts exposed. Is that…a gun? No, that is the weapon we made at a rapid pitch.
『A little more! Tsuchio, we’ll fight as soon as we transform! Get ready!』Tsuchino
“I understand. Nichrome, we’re going now!” Tsuchio
“Don’t come until all the work is done. At worst, I will keep going until all my weapons are used up.” Nichrome
Ruu’s hands shine red for a moment and heat rays glow, while almost at the same time Nichrome’s muzzle shines gently and white magical power gets emitted. Two rays that collide directly in front of me. It creates a strong wind. The walls that were hurt by the battle so far are blown away by the aftermath of magical power. Both are struggling to stand on the ground, because the floor is about to fall out.
Nichrome shows an unusual and painful expression against Ruu who continues to release her breath expressionlessly. Also, her equipped guns are glowing and sparks are scattering. If we don’t do it quickly, Nichrome is going to blow up.
Suddenly, the momentum of Nichrome’s shell falls. When I see it, the gun vibrates finely and her whole body is incandescent, so that it is likely to self-destroy. No, Ruu´s breath will hit directly before that!
Meanwhile, Nichrome calls me. Among the noisy sparks and magical powers, for some reason her voice has arrived my ears.
“I said that feelings are useless before…but it isn’t so. If I had no feelings, I couldn’t be so gentle and satisfied before death. …I appreciate it.” Nichrome
When I think that the sparks from the gun have intensified, a explosion came from the middle and shell was destroyed. Ruu’s breath with no obstacles advances towards Nichrome to get her life….
『…Let’s do it!!!』
A black ray hits Ruu´s belly so that she is blown out of the hole created on the wall. Lime retrieved Nichrome by barely avoiding Ruu´s breath.
“…Master, you are late. You will be disliked by women.” Nichrome
『(Nichrome be at ease, Tsuchio is so fast) Tsuchino! Don’t talk to me! Quickly!』Tsuchio/Tsuchino
Shadow-san who became Tsuchino made it possible, again. Part 3.
Time goes back to when I was listening to Tsuchino, last night.
“… Shadow spirit?” Tsuchio
『Yeah, it’s not a doppelganger. You see, Nichrome and I got protection from Spirit-san, right? I think you heard from her, that she originally wanted to make a familiar. Whether you can be a spirit or not depends on appropriateness…and by chance, I just seemed to be appropriate.』Tsuchino
“But a spirit is like the will of nature, isn’t it? No matter how much Spirit-san is protecting you, my shadow will become a spirit…isn’t it strange?” Tsuchio
『It might be so for a normal person. But, haven’t you forgotten? …You´re from a different world.』Tsuchino
“… Well, that’s right.” Tsuchio
I have completely forgotten about it until now…. I have completely got stuck in this world….
『Even people from different world cannot do it and it is useless even if I get a protection. It is only possible to become a spirit together.』Tsuchino
“Seriously…as a spirit, can you wake up a tornado or break the ground like Spirit-san?” Tsuchio
『That’s impossible, because I would be a extremely limited spirit. I will be in trouble compared to Spirit-san. Well, I´m getting pretty strong, though…. Besides, I seriously can’t become a spirit alone.』Tsuchino
“Hmm, what do you mean?” Tsuchio
『As I said earlier, neither Tsuchio nor I can become a spirit alone. Both of us must be completed. Literally, your body and mind become one with me.』Tsuchino
“So…that means?” Tsuchio
Is this a battle of the night? With Tsuchino? I never thought of getting to know someone who looks like me….
『It’s pretty awkward, but it’s not like that. It seems that Tsuchio and I will transform. Tsuchio is hard and I’m soft.』Tsuchino
“Is that okay? No, it seems to be a transformation. Tsuchino ‘s magical power now is quite a lot, right?” Tsuchio
『It’s not okay, you will be influenced by my magical power. Excessive magical power cuts down your life and fights while wearing the body. That’s why I stayed as Shadow-san but…as I become like this, I will use Tsuchio even though your lifespan will be shortened.』Tsuchino
“It’s not a good thing to use. But I think I’ll use it without hesitation if we can’t win.” Tsuchio
Even if we don’t use the power of such a spirit, we may win. However, in that case neither of us will transform. The worst would be that we will die…. That absolutely must be avoided. If one of my familiars is badly injured or near death……It may shorten my life span.
“Well then, please explain in detail.” Tsuchio
『Haa, I guess we have no choice…. Okay. First the time limit. It can be tolerated for 5 minutes, beyond that is dangerous. Also…』Tsuchino
I merge with Tsuchino and become a spirit…in case, it will be a prospect to get Ruu back. I wonder if I will defeat Ruu myself or I will get angry. Well, it can’t be helped. If the first strike ended in failure and it becomes unlikely to beat Ruu even after that, it is likely to be used.
The time goes back to the battle with Ruu.
“That said, Tsuchino and you have become a spirit…. As expected, the magical power is of another magnitude.” Nichrome
“Father… is your body all right?” Lime
『I feel a little stretched, but is it still okay? (Better than that, let’s do what you thought yesterday! That’s why) Tsuchino, do not speak selfishly. Everyone is confused.』Tsuchio/Tsuchino
Because Tsuchino is inside me, when Tsuchino talks, her words are issued from my mouth. Because of that, everyone else doesn’t know who is talking. It was nice that I didn’t change in particular.
“What is that?”
『(It is the entry speech, I was thinking for this kind of time.) Don’t do that! I’m not in the mood!』Tsuchio, Tsuchino
At all, Tsuchino….!
『Come on, Tsuchino! Nichrome stay in this place and snipe, Lime and Rin, you cover me!』Tsuchio
I threw some talismans on the floor. Rock snakes grow from the floor and I use their heads to remove the wall in front of my eyes. Indeed, it is a new work made with newly bought paper. I added a new feature, but let’s leave that for later.
In the meantime, Ruu spread her wings and flew back out of the wall. Since she released her breath, her magical power was reduced by a large extent. Because my magic also hit her belly, it was somewhat effective.
『(So Tsuchio, how are you planning to regain Ruu´s consciousness?) …If Ruu’s consciousness awakens, we can solve the controlling magic. Therefore, we will do something intense to hopefully make Ruu wake up.』Tsuchio/Tsuchino
At first, although some ideas are floating in my mind…everything can’t be done if I´m not close enough to touch her face. Is it possible to approach that far with Ruu as opponent…. Even though she is weak, the other party is Ruu. If I enter into her bosom, I will be finished in no time.
『Would you mind speaking out? It’s narrow in here, so let’s be stylish and do an air battle!』Tsuchio
I emit black magical power from my hand and blow Ruu back into the air again. Following that, Rin and I fly out of the wall. Today, it is a fine day with only one cloud. I had wanted to fly in the future and now I’m walking in the air without having to do anything. I didn’t imagine that this day would come so soon. Well, all thanks to Tsuchino.
『(Leave the flight to me. Tsuchio, concentrate on magical power control!) Okay, I will manipulate everything.』Tsuchio
Ruu, who saw us chasing her, thrusts her fists at us. Rin and I split into two and run away, but Ruu chases me. Well, well, from the amount of magical power, we are a threat now. Of course she is aiming at me!
Rock cannonballs come from diagonally below the roof. Several hits are in progress, but Ruu immediately changes her direction. While dodging, she approaches me.
『You guys, don’t let it hit you! Avoid it to the end!』Tsuchio
The gunners are my rock snakes. The added function has made it possible to fire rock bullets from their mouths. I can’t let them fight directly, and it is a bottleneck that they can’t move. Well, let’s make it even better as a fixed turret! Under that concept, it was remodeled as such. Materials of the shells to be shot out are all you can do from the ground and floor. It is also attractive not to mind the remaining bullets.
Ruu comes closer to me without paying attention to the bullets of my eight snakes. Damn, the opponent is Ruu, so even if she is hit, her power isn’t suppressed. It would have been better if she stopped moving, but it was only capable of earning time.
『It’s my first battle in this state…are you ready? (Of course, I have to decide quickly without time and the rest of the overlay?) Since I used 3 stars earlier, the rest is just 5 stars. It is just barely necessary. For a while, I will use that magic for battle. (It is truly a trump card.) I got it, I gotta go in a range that won’t cause serious injury!』Tsuchio/Tsuchino
Ruu comes close in a blink of an eye and attacks me with her fist. Just before being hit on my face, I concentrate my consciousness a little and moved diagonally behind Ruu. My existence became dilute and I passed through Ruu and stood behind her. It is a different way to change from shadow to body transformation or to dive in the shadow and to spread. It is similar to Yukurishisu´s teleportation magic.
Ruu´s fist hit empty skies and I attack her back with a black hammer. Ruu is blown away again, while attacks from Rin and the rock snakes passed by. Okay, I didn’t read it this time. I don’t have much time, so if I cut her stamina, I really will do it!
Monster Musume chapter 100: Settlement
『(3 minutes left! The speed of magic power increases! The amount is a lot, so use more!) I can’t use strong magic because of the preparation time; therefore, I can do nothing else than to shoot repeatedly.』Tsuchio/ Tsuchino
The air fight with Ruu continues. Thanks to the teleportation, all attacks are avoided, but we haven’t given effective strikes. Naturally Ruu is also flying around, so I can’t launch attacks that make use of magical powers. We will be attacked if we stop…and it is a good story that we can use teleportation without failure…though, exaggeration isn’t good. I don’t have much time left.
“You’ll be in trouble if you forget about us! Come on, Lime missiles!”
“Why don’t you use magic…?”
“Let us attack together!”
Rin is flying across on the other side and lifts Lime like a cannon before throwing her at Ruu. Lime flies straight at Ruu with her prepared claws, but it is obviously avoided and Lime keeps coming towards us.
『Chyo, Lime´s hand! (Nichrome! Stop!)』Tsuchio/ Tsuchino
“I guess it’s useless!” Lime
I take the hand of the flying Lime, turn around once and throw her back at Ruu. At the same time, Nichrome snipes from inside the tower. No matter how strong Ruu is, if she is hit, her body won’t move. Just shoot to the side.
The bullets shot by Nichrome passed by Ruu and Ruu´s body solidified for a moment. Lime arrives at Ruu and attacks her. She quickly liquefied her leg and winded around her torso. Ruu is trying to unravel her feet, but since she is attacked by Lime continuously, she can not escape.
『Good, let’s do it while Lime earns some time! Honestly, I don’t have the confidence to control the five stars! I don’t know how much more it will be strengthened! (I’m not good at controlling magic, but…I don’t have to do it. There is no way that power is enough to kill Ruu, so you can release it.) That’s why I don’t need to suppress the power! I will use it with full power!』Tsuchio/ Tsuchino
Take out five symbols on your right hand. Without coming here, I could not make five stars in such a short time. It is a little lonely that there is no chant.
Arrange the marks in the air in large circles. With the magical power, the stars popped out from each of the marks. Well, here is the real thing from here. Five circles and stars, draw larger circles and stars. When the lines were connected, magical power overflowed from the stars. As it is, it swells at a stretch.
『That’s amazing, this. Magical power increased considerably when I made stars with overlapping but it is more than that. (Well, it seems to be pretty large-scale coding … can you hold it down?) Just do it and try it, you have to make it faint.』Tsuchio/ Tsuchino
It seems that Ruu also noticed that large magical power as expected. Cutting off the unstiffened, stretched parts. Rin picked up the falling Lime from below.
Rock snakes and Nichrome aim for Ruu. I have to finish my technique somehow now.
『(2 minutes left! The magical concentration on your right hand is rising, it hasn’t even been 3 minutes!) That’s because I´m controlling magic power on it and it is natural that the magical power is gathering! Let me do it! (So unreasonable…. Oh, you’ll make it somehow, so let’s go quickly!)』Tsuchio/Tsuchino
Although the image is patchy, it isn’t manipulated by magical power…damn, there is nothing that can boost only the control of magical power…. I can’t afford to hurt her!
“Nichrome! Ruu-san is heading towards Tsuchio! You have to stop her!” Rin
“The power of the sniper gun against a large-scale magic beast is too low…and the remaining amount is too small, but lets aim at her with missiles.” Nichrome
Releasing a missile after white smoke, it goes towards Ruu. Sbe tries to shake off the missile by moving around in the air, but it sticks to her and shortens the distance perfectly. When Ruu swung her arms, a chain of flames burned out the missile and caused an explosion. From behind, Rin thrust her horn at Ruu. Ruu grabbed the horn with one free hand, while Rin pushes forward without stopping her feet. The other arm attacks Rin´s neck now and a flame blows up and starts to burn Rin´s neck.
“Gguuu…. Lime, now!” Rin
“Please have a little patience, Rin-chan! This is more dangerous for father, so we can’t lose here!!!” Lime
Lime jumps out from Rin´s back, transforms her arm into a string and turns it toward Ruu´s neck, before jumping over her head. The arm bites into Ruu’s neck. She can’t breath, which is truly severe, and it is amazing that she let go of Rin. It seems that Lime´s arm is all hardened this time, therefore it will be difficult to cut. However, Ruu didn’t try to cut it. She grasped the arms extending downward and swept them up as it is. Lime’s body which was dangling is lifted and thrown away. Rin caught her and retreated some distance away from Ruu.
“Th, Thank you very much, Rin-chan.” Lime
“I was thinking that we could beat her with this…but why can’t it be a bit easy?” Rin
I thought we had her…Rin, are you all right? Lime also reduced her body considerably today. I also have to answer it properly.
『(1 minute remaining! Can’t you do it yet!? The magical power is already near limit!) I know!』Tsuchio/ Tsuchino
The star talismans floating in the air are discolored in light blue and bright. If Ruu is fire, then this is water. I’m almost finished, but…can I make it before I’m disturbed by Ruu? If I have time to just…
Ruu escapes the rock cannons that the snakes shoot and combines her palms while flying. Hey, that way…is she preparing her breath?
『(That’s a lie!? That’s the limit if she releases it once more!) It isn’t the limit! Ruu is growing and the amount of magical power is also increasing! As expected there won’t be a third shot, but…if it is true, it is a nice place.』Tsuchio/ Tsuchino
“It’s not the time for saying that! What are you going to do!?” Rin
Rin and Lime are coming to my side. No matter what, the snakes are covering us, but there is no way they will hit Ruu. Do we have a third option now or do we want to avoid shooting? The preparation for that operation is coming soon, but it is very subtle. If I try to avoid it, I’ll never be in time. We are still preparing so we can’t move away. Therefore, my behavior is narrowed down to one point.
『It was obvious, but there is no other means…all right, intercept. Lime and Rin go back to the tower. You might get involved.』Tsuchio
“I don’t care, I will be staying with father here.” Lime
“That’s right, Tsuchio and Tsuchino are getting stronger. Therefore, it will be dangerous and I can’t let you alone.” Rin
『It’s not trustworthy…but I’m not going to lose, though there is a possibility. I might fall with Ruu. At that time, I need someone to catch me. Will you do it?』 Tsuchio
Talking directly to these two. Purple and blue eyes sway unsteadily for a while, but it seems that they settled their hearts. A resolute, strong intention is inhabited.
“…Okay, if you say that, I’m going down. I’ll wait to catch you.” Rin
“I’ll talk to Nichrome…good luck.” Lime
『I will be mindful now. Here we go.』 Tsuchio
Lime and Rin rushed to the tower and only us and Ruu were left on the spot. The rock snakes support has already stopped, but they didn’t hit once. It looks like they are feeling quite bad. Ruu doesn’t even have a bit of emotion on her face. It is cold like ice, expressionless like a noh mask. Is she dead or is it an illusion? Speaking intentionally, is it as good as being killed?
『(…You don’t have much time anymore. I will cure her if she is badly hurt.) I will do it from the start. I’ll give you one or two arms!』Tsuchio/ Tsuchino
Concentrating my magical powers on my right hand, I force it into a shape that is gradually formed. Tools that manipulate magical power are also magical, but my right arm screams from the overload of magical power. Like an explosion on my arms, pain and heat rush through my body.
A fine laceration covers my entire arm like a worn-out vinyl glove. Each one is small, but if connected together it is big. Blood spouts and drips, and fierce pain and burning fever dominates my right arm. There is no sense already, but you can manipulate magical powers if you have arms. Operations that are soaked in the body aren’t crazy if the sensation is gone. Rather, it is much easier to reduce unnecessary noise. Well, despite hitting such a big mouth, sweat is floating on my forehead and my knees are trembling. It seems that I’m enduring somehow by whipping a whip that is likely to get caught now. A mass of heat has already appeared in Ruu’s palm and after taking aim at me with her hand, she released it. After, 3… 2…1…now!
『Now, wake upppp!!!』Tsuchio
A small lump of water occurs in clusters, and they move together in a clockwise direction all at once and gather together in the center. The shape is what I and Tsuchino are most familiar with, that some rays combine and become huge. What matters is that I don’t have the power to waste.
From Ruu’s hands, narrower than usual, a 1m in diameter heat ray radiates. At the same time, a mass of water gathered at the center of my right hand and was released. Both water and flames collide against each other in the middle between Ruu and me. Both are strong magic that cause intense light and wind, which is wrapped up by evaporated water.
Both attacks are antagonistic to each other. Compatibility is supposed to be advantageous, but isn’t Ruu pushing too much? Damn it…I won’t give up so fast.
『Daa, Damnn!!!!! (Uraaaaaaa!!!)』Tsuchio/ Tsuchino
I further push my right hand forward. From the bone marrow to the outside, a feeling that something is going to come out. Even the heat and pain I felt a little while ago is gone, the laceration turns into cracks. Are my white bones visible from the meat? When I saw it colored with blood meat, I thought it was pretty somehow.
I guess that’s the final conclusion. My water flow swallowed the heat rays and hit Ruu directly. The momentum of water overran Ruu and slammed her into the tower. …Okay, Ruu is safe!?
『(Tsuchio wait! Your right hand, it’s a terrible injury! We need to get it cured right away!) You can do that later! Ruu is the first priority now!』 Tsuchio/ Tsuchino
Lowering my right arm, I go into the tower. Apparently, it seems that Ruu landed at where we were fighting before. While smoke rose up, I search for Ruu. Whether drugs in the brain are secreting or not, I don’t feel any pain.
“There is, Ruu! Tsuchino, call the others here!” Tsuchio
『Tsuchio! Damn, I’ll treat you as soon as I call the others!』Tsuchino
Ruu lay in the middle of a crater. Her cheeks are wet with blood throwing up, but no abnormalities are seen on her arms and legs. It seems that there were no injuries…that’s good. When I crawled up, the transformation with Tsuchino broke down and my body got heavier, but those are trivial things. I’m more worried that Ruu’s consciousness hasn’t come back.
With somehow moving my left arm, I hold the waist of Ruu. There was no strength in her body when I hold her up and her head fall back down.
“Ruu, you okay!? If you’re okay, open your eyes! Ruu, Ruu!” Tsuchio
I am full of fear that Ruu may have died, therefore I desperately call. After calling for a while, Ruu’s body trembled. Did she notice?
“Hey Ruu, are you okay!? Does it hurt or do you feel bad!?” Tsuchio
Ruu’s eyelids open. Her eyes that see me turns awkward and eventually turns into a firm conscious awakening. She doesn’t have those cold eyes anymore. It was good…that she got up properly….
“Ruu, you okay? Sorry, I got a lot of injuries. I’ll call the others right away, so wait a minute.” Tsuchio
My words are obstructed by the blood spiraling up and down. What…? Im, impossible? That’s strange, something is very hot at my stomach….
“…Ru, Ruu?” Tsuchio
On my belly are red arms. The arm of Ruu is shining brightly, reflecting the sun’s light that attacked me. Ruu again has an expressionless expression which means that she is still manipulated.
“Why…I did so much, so why didn’t you faint?” Tsuchio
Handed beasts are the most dangerous, that was often heard. It would be perfectly applicable to the current Ruu. I felt such a thing while feeling a warm life being lost. It is Ruu who stabbed me in this way, but it seems that there is no power to do anything more than that. It was literally the last blow. Injuring my body, she used her remaining magical power. Was it the limit, inserting only one finger?
As my excitement is going down, my stomach pain is getting stronger gradually. And, because of massive bleeding, my consciousness is starting to faint away. Oh yeah, I will die before freeing Ruu. I don’t want that, but I absolutely can’t do anything. I have to take back Ruu now. Fortunately, there is no power for Ruu to resist further. Chances are a choice that I should never make a mistake with once.
It seems that humans will become calm at such times. Abdominal pain eliminated the fluffy feeling until a while ago. My mind is at its best right now. So, what should I do? It is impossible to make Ruu faint and if I don’t do shocking things, Ruu’s consciousness won’t return. As a content, it would be nice to have Ruu back. If I make an opportunity, she can surely return by herself, because its Ruu. What, what can I do? I have nothing else than my body right now! How to wake up this sleeping princess…there is only one thing I can think about. My romantic feelings.
I wipe off the blood from my mouth with my hands, before spitting out fresh blood. Its steadily rising from my throat, so I have to finish it quickly.
“…Ruu. I didn’t want to say it in this way, but I can only say it now. I love you, I’m so glad to have you Ruu.” Tsuchio
Whispering that, I kissed Ruu’s lips. Along with that, I pour my blood into Ruu. She used to say that she wants to eat me. I can’t give her my meat yet, but at least my blood. There are things like blood contracts.
When I take my face away, Ruu´s eyes, vividly decorated with my blood, looked into my eyes. Yeah, Ruu is beautiful after all. She would be prettier if she doesn’t have that expressionless face right now. I am sorry for a moment…but it seems to be my limit soon.
Next, I vomit blood again and fall down towards Ruu. My body was caught and I never fell to the floor. Oops, there was something I need to give her before I faint.
I take the choker out of my chest pocket and place it on Ruu’s hand. At the end, it is good that it retains its shape.
“…u, a” Ruu
Looking at that choker, Ruu’s face distorted. Like suffering or fighting something. Her body trembled once and she looked at me with tears in her eyes.
“…Good Morning, Ruu. You woke up very late.” Tsuchio
“Eh, what’s wrong with that face!? Full of blood…what, this hand.” Ruu
The awakened Ruu sees her hands that were bloody. Looking at my face, the belly wound and the blood on her face. Oops, Ruu is misunderstanding…. I have to tell her the truth!
“Lie, I to Tsuchio…? Why, why!? A lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie…” Ruu
“Ru, Ruu, calm down. Calm down, try to talk to me…” Tsuchio
I paint my blood firmly on her face and Ruu scratches her head with empty eyes. Well, consciousness…. Shit, I’m bored! Don’t get stuck here! Show your guts!
“I, Tsuchio? This is ridiculous…yes, this is a dream. This isn’t reality.” Ruu
“Calm down Ruu! Look at me!” Tsuchio
I grab Ruu´s face and forcibly turn her towards me, but she tries to look away, which I can prevent.
“Haahaa…. I will explain it briefly. You were manipulated and fought against us. At that time, you became like this. That’s why, it isn’t your fault.” Tsuchio
“B, But, Tsuchio…” Ruu
“Although it hurts, it doesn’t itch! You were manipulated, so nobody blames you nor will I blame you. You understand!” Tsuchio
“Un, Understood. Sorry, Tsuchio. Sorry…” Ruu
Ruu cried and apologized, but my consciousness which disappeared told me that I´m going to fall to the bottom of the darkness at a stretch. …Damn, it is useless. Indeed, my limit.
“Tsuchio!? No, don’t die!” Ruu
“Ruu calm down, I won’t die…. Anyway, let Shadow-san give first aid. She evolved, but you will see it when she appears…” Tsuchio
“Understood, Shadow-san!” Ruu
“Yes…. Later, follow the instructions of Yukurishisu. It’s not like I didn’t listen to what she said…” Tsuchio
“Uh! …Tsuchio? Tsuchio! Don’t die, don’t die…!” Ruu
With this, it’s all right now…. I’m sorry, Yukurishisu, Tyres-san, Toururi-san. Let’s talk later….