Third Outer World Story Series: Pumpkin Sorcerer - Chapter 126
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
“Oh, is that Mizuki and the leader?”
After returning to Samsara Egg Village from the tree where the Earth Spirit King was, in front of his house at dusk, Pumpkin found Mizuki, sporting a mask and cape as usual, with the leader on her shoulder, waiting for him.
“Oh, hold on a second…”
The relief of being back in the village caused him to ease up slightly, and as he was about to approach Mizuki and the leader, he… stopped dead in his tracks unconsciously.
Why was that? Mizuki’s backside appeared distorted like a shimmer of hot air, perhaps influenced by the abundance of magic power.
How can I describe it… it gives off a very bad vibe.
And if following his instincts and intuition, he should turn around and flee right now.
“Ah, not good. I left something in the forest…”
And so accordingly, he took a right turn and set out to escape into the forest but…
“Bunbu, bunbubu? (Where are you going?)”
Before even he could initiate a movement, Mizuki’s voice resonated peculiarly well relative to ordinary, and the meaning in the leader’s wings was conveyed beautifully.
Needless to say, the obnoxiously frigid magic contained in those words was also transmitted.
This is… seriously bad!?
“Today is already…”
“Pumpkin. Shall we descend to the ground for now?”‘
Pumpkin made a valiant effort to elude the magic power emanating from Mizuki and the leader, but Mizuki compelled him to slowly plummet to the earth first.
“What is it?”
He took a look at Mizuki’s complexion through the mask.
Mizuki was… smiling. It was a radiant smile.
Despite this, Mizuki’s body was dripping with magic power as if she couldn’t control her emotional outbursts, and the environment was warping all around her.
Oh, yeah. This feeling is reminiscent of Mizuki’s after I experimented with [Overburst] in the past with the Anregirat… in other words, she’s in a full-blown rage!
“You can tell where my fury is coming from, can’t you?”
He kept his distance from Mizuki, who was progressively closing in on him, while slowly withdrawing.
As for why Mizuki is pissed off…
“The fact that I went outside the village without permission?”
“That is a part of it.”
A-A part of it!?
U-Um, is there another matter…
He tried to establish a distance between himself and Mizuki, but Mizuki was quicker to press closer, so the distance between them gradually narrowed down.
“I-I recklessly performed several experiments without your consent!?”
“That is another part of it.”
T-This is not the end of it!?
At this point, Pumpkin realized that the wall had bumped into his back and that he had been guided in the direction of escape by Mizuki and the leader.
I mean, I don’t have any further insight into this!?
“Don’t you get it?”
“I have no clue…”
“Are you sure?”
“Bunbu? (Are you serious?)”
“I am serious.”
“Is that so…”
To Mizuki’s question, he answered straightforwardly.
The leader’s eyes were as if she was staring at a piece of filth as Mizuki’s smile and the magic power that emanated from her became even thicker.
Huh? I don’t recall doing anything that would warrant that level of criticism though!?
“How about the matter of your misbehavior toward the Earth Spirit King?”
This was when the realization dawned on him.
The thought of the many things he had done to the Earth Spirit King (a young girl in her outer appearance), and what it would look like if someone from the outside were to witness it crossed his mind.
“Just a while ago, I got a message from the Earth Spirit King saying… that a pumpkin had come into her bedroom and inflicted various terrible things on her.”
Pumpkin struggled to retreat, but there was no way out since the wall was right behind him as Mizuki’s wrath and the magic power she emanated grew more intense.
“What have you done! You stupid pumpkin!!”
“I-I am sorry!?”
He was then subjected to the greatest physical and mental breakdown of his life at the hands of Mizuki and the leader.
In the end, Mizuki and the leader words ensued.
[If you ever do anything like that again…]
[Bunbun. (I will stab you.)]
[I will wrench you to shreds.]
Hearing those words, a sensation of being twisted into something that should already be gone due to the influence of this body was felt, and Pumpkin was genuinely terrified.
At the same time, the men who happened to be passing by were also involuntarily holding their crotches.
Somehow, those feelings were not hard to understand.
Pumpkin’s consciousness eventually faded away.
“Well, it was a fine hunt.”
“Today’s a festival.”
Once the sun had fallen, Gorky, Crave, and Valkyrie returned to Samsara Egg Village with their haul from the Lean Forest where they had gone hunting.
They were planning to host a feast this evening to mark the conclusion of their investigation into the nearby ruins, so they headed to the location where Mizuki and the others had granted them permission to do so and were greeted by the sight of…
The chief was slumped to the ground, his whole body convulsing in some kind of awful way.
He exchanged glances with both Crave and Valkyrie individually, and through the eye contact developed over years of hunting, they searched for the best line of action for the circumstance and decided on it.
The resulting choice they made was…
“Now, let’s get permission right away, shall we?”
“We didn’t offend Mizuki-san after all.”
They didn’t see anything. That was the choice.
Well, the chief probably got what he deserved, and the best choice really is to steer clear of him.
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