I Was a Small Fish When I Reincarnated, but It Seems That I Can Become a Dragon, so I Will Do My Best - Chapter 144
3.59. Try-out the New Sword
A few days had passed since we left the Zenki-village.
About three days later, we reached somewhere near the Kingdom of Salettana, and we were starting a fire at a place with a good view to have lunch.
It takes about nine days to reach the Kingdom of Salettana from the Zenki-village.
The food we brought from the village was gone in about two days since most of it was raw ingredients.
Therefore, recently we had been advancing the wagon while hunting, including battle training.
It was something that didn’t mean much to the three of us, but it was a very good experience for Alena.
Nevertheless, Alena’s ability is very strong.
After all, she can manipulate gravity.
I think it is hard to defeat her.
She changes the gravity around her opponent to make them immobile, and then stabs them with her dagger.
This is Alena’s current fighting style.
At first I thought she might be scared, but she wasn’t. She boldly jumped on the monster.
Although she was still young, she was fearless.
I was a little surprised by that, but it’s good that she can fight.
But at …… the same time, I was a little worried.
The first thing that comes to mind is the fact that the two of them have been in the same boat for so long.
But the fact that she has no hesitation at all is a little worrisome.
I guess the fact that she is so prepared for this kind of thing makes me wonder if she would be willing to do such a thing, but at any rate, I sincerely hope that she won’t take it too hard.
“Aaaah…. so warm… ……”
“You’re resistant to cold if I remember correctly.”
“I wonder why …… it didn’t used to be that way before……”
Reizen places his hands in front of the campfire.
Since firewood is getting harder to burn, recently he has been burning wood branches taken from around the area and piled inside the wagon to have them dried.
The wood does not really burn well.
By the way, the fire is started by Reizen’s skill, Eplosing Fist.
It is a surprisingly convenient skill.
The temperature has gotten even colder in the past few days.
It doesn’t look like it is going to snow yet, but the air is getting colder and my breath is blowing white.
Thinking that it may soon start snowing for real, I do the same as I gather around the campfire.
“Alena, is your magic (MP) okay?”
“Hmm …… just a little uneasy…….”
Alena’s skills are powerful, but they also consume a lot of MP.
She recovers her MP in a day, but after three uses of her skills, she is almost completely depleted.
However, since her level is steadily increasing, her total amount of magic power is gradually increasing.
But, we must not force her.
Alena’s time is over for today if her MP is running out.
Until her MP recovers, we’ll be the ones in charge.
And since I’ve firmly explained how harrowing it is when you run out of MP, she’s unlikely to go out and use it up herself.
By the way, …… I haven’t drawn my sword at all in the past few days.
There are two reasons for this.
The first reason is that I don’t have enough enemies to use a sword.
This is the biggest reason.
In the first place, most of the prey is left to Alena, and there is not much chance for me to step out.
Even if there were, Reizen or Uchikage would take them out before I could.
So I don’t have to use my sword, or even pull it out.
And another reason …… is a waste.
I don’t really want to cut my prey with such a beautiful sword.
No, I know it is for that purpose, but it has only been in my hands for a short time.
I really want to take good care of it as much as possible.
So while I regret that I haven’t had a chance to use it ……, I also feel somewhat lucky.
But I’d like to try a test cut once, so I’m hoping something that looks like it will appear soon. ……
If it doesn’t appear, then I have no choice.
It would be a little while before I would be able to pull out my sword, and I would just have to put it on my hip again.
“Well then, shall we eat?”
Today’s lunch is a hot pot with HornRabbit that Alena hunted.
We got some miso from the village, so it tasted great.
We also added some wild vegetables we picked along the way to complete the rabbit hot pot.
It is so easy and delicious that most of my meals these days are filled with one-pot dishes.
Hot pots are the best when it is cold.
“Ahuniki, Hohw mufch fuhrther-?’
“Eat first, then talk. There are about three days till we reach the Kingdom of Saretana. I’ll have to go see Irza and the others after I hear about those other slaves.”
There is a good chance that those slaves are no longer going to be saved, but at least I would have to know what happened to them.
We may be able to get information about Lequam from there.
I need to know, even if I don’t want to.
Irza and the others may not be a problem, but …….
I’m a little concerned about how she’s raising those kids.
While thinking that she’ll remember me, I ate another spoonful of hotpot.
“Ouren face looks like Raiki-Oji-san.”
“Am I looking that old?”
“Somehow your face has a [hoko-] look to it.”
“What does [hoko-] mean?”
“Hoko- is Hoko-“.
I kind of know what she means, but do I have that look on my face now?
I don’t remember going into retirement. ……
I finished my meal with such conversation in between.
I wash dishes and pots by creating water with infinite water manipulation.
I use this skill a lot in various situations because it can be used for daily life.
It is very convenient because I don’t have to get my hands dirty and I can wash everything at once.
“Okay then, let’s go.”
On my signal, everyone gets into the carriage.
I gave the Starhorse some food and water, so he was in good spirits.
After confirming that everyone was on board, the carriage began to move.
I still can’t get used to the swaying of the carriage, but I don’t get sick, so it doesn’t bother me that much.
Although, about one of us was somewhat not fine with it.
“Aniki-. Is there any way not to get motion sickness?”
“Sleep or don’t think about anything.”
“I will sleep then.”
As soon as he heard the other option, he immediately took out a blanket and lay down.
I tried to warn him that it was not a good idea to sleep right after meal, but he seemed to have already given up his consciousness and would not listen to me.
What a fast sleeper he is!
Just when I was thinking that, the carriage stopped.
“Hmm? What’s wrong, Uchikage?”
When I appeared at the place where Uchikage was, I saw that Uchikage was equipped with a bracelet and had its claws up.
From the look of it, I understood that a monster or something was approaching and immediately got into a fighting stance.
I looked around to see where the enemy was. …… I saw a large red and black boar-like monster staring at me.
“What is that?”
“It’s a Red Boar. It’s not often we see one that big. ……”
“Oh. Looks like a good one to try-out my weapon. I’m off.”
“Eh? Wa-! Please wait! No! Wait, Ouren-sama!”
Without hearing Uchikage trying to stop me, I leap forward.
My first prey in a while…….
And it looks surprisingly strong.
I’m sure Hakuryuzen will be happy to let me cut this thing down if it’s this good.
And I also want to try out my skills.
I pulled out the Hakuryuzen from my waist.
The sword was pulled out with a slight bow at the waist, but if this is the case, it would look better to pull the scabbard back and pull the sword out with it.
Holding the drawn sword in one hand, I pointed it at Red Boar.
As soon as the Red Boar saw this, it rushed forward with tremendous force.
A direct hit would likely result in more than just an injury.
I held up the Hakuryuzen as if I was going to stab it into the sky, and lightly swung it through the air like a light swing.
Along with the skills I want to try out.
” 【Tenwari】 “
Then, the place where the sword was swung ripped open.
Not only the Red Boar, but also the earth, the trees, and even the clouds in the sky were ripped apart.
The Red Boar was ripped in half vertically and fell.
The power of the blast left me speechless.
I had not expected it to be this powerful.
But the way the earth is ripped is not good. …… It’s like a small valley.
This is where I decided to use the Land Spirit to restore it back to its original state, although it drains a lot of MP.
I broke it myself, but if I can fix it, it doesn’t matter,……, and I went back to the carriage.
“W-what an amazing sword. I didn’t know I could empower my skills to this level.”
“A Red Boar of that size is a …… S rank class monster.”
“This is not a monster that can be defeated by one man.”
“…… Uhm, my bad?”
I understood why Uchikage tried to stop me.
Although, I didn’t have to use the Tenwari to defeat it. ……
Even a sharp water sword would be enough, or even air compression would do the trick.
When compared to the hard skin of a Bedlock, that thing is just like a tofu.
But I decided not to say anything about it.
It was obvious that he would say something about it.
Me and Uchikage decided to collect the Red Boar meat and have it for dinner tonight.
In case you are wondering, all the bleeding was done in the water I made.
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