After safely capturing Toge-toge, we went back to the mansion for the moment.
Different from the atmosphere the dungeon gave, it greatly contrasts with the warm and bright home that Emily managed and maintained.
Bringing Toge-toge here for the first time—–the plush doll sized Needle Lizard felt uncomfortable as it fidgeted around.
[It’s alright Toge-toge, this is my house, and starting from today you’ll be staying here with us.] (Alice)
Alice patted Toge-toge’s head.
At the same the, the three others—–Jumpy-san, Boney-chan, and Bon-bon went close to Toge-toge, and through their body language, they were moving at a comical way as if indicating something to Toge-toge.
The 4 plush doll sized monsters, as if in an anime—–or rather a spinoff anime where the premise of the anime is to give off a heartwarming feels to the audience.
After the senpai’s encouragement, Toge-toge’s worries faded away.
[Welcome back Master.] (Cerberus)
While having such a scene in front of the Teleportation Room, My guard dog, Cerberus, came to see what was all the fuss about.
Nothing happened over here] (Ryouta)
[Etto, a weird door-to-door salesman came over, but he ran away after I barked at him.] (Cerberus) (TLN: why you so adorable~)
[A salesperson huh.
How did you bark at him] (Ryouta)
[Like this——-] (Cerberus)
Cerberus looked up the sky and roared.
A shockwave formed around him, and blew off the 4 of Alice’s plush doll sized friends away.
Such strength with just a howl, if it were in a game, the monster would’ve dealt minor damage with just this strong howl.
If he did that, I think most humans would’ve ran away.
[Something like that.] (Cerberus)
Good job Cerberus.] (Ryouta)
A body larger than a regular human being, truly a giant worthy of being called the fiercest guard dog, but when I stroked him, he became excited.
He wagged his tails excitedly, as if trying to appeal to me that he wanted more petting.
If you’re that happy than why not have more petting.
[I’ll head back to work, I’ll pet you again once I come back at night so be a good dog and protect this house.] (Ryouta)
[Alright! Leave it to me!] (Cerberus)
Cerberus’s tail wagged crazily once more.
He’s a dog that would feel joy in doing what his master tells him to do.
Even now, when he was ordered by me, his tail was spinning around like crazy.
And well, even if the hallway walls were slightly dented…….there’s it’s own charm to it.
Leaving Cerberus to fulfill his role as a guard dog, I returned back to the dungeon, was what I thought when…
Alice was looking at Cerberus back for a while now.
[What’s wrong] (Ryouta)
[Ceru-chan….is a monster right] (Alice)
[…..He won’t drop anything if he was defeated right.] (Alice)
[Well that’s because he’s a rogue monster.] (Ryouta)
What’s with her, was what I felt while looking at Alice.
Alice was really staring at Cerberus, and then looking at the 4 of her friends which came back from the blast earlier.
Alice had a face as if she grasped something.
Teruru Dungeon, 1st floor.
A floor where Slimes drop bean sprouts, Alice and I were here right now.
[Look closely okay Ryouta.] (Alice)
She had something she wanted me to see so she grabbed but asked me to keep my revolvers away, so now I was completely on spectator mode as I watched closely.
Alice walked one step at a time, and summoned her 4 friends.
[Jumpy-san, Boney-chan, Bon-bon, Toge-toge.
Let’s go.] (Alice)
Afterwards, the 4 plush doll sized monsters returned back to their original shape.
As in their original monster size.
Was what it was supposed to be, but that wasn’t the case.
Their sizes changed, but it was still their deformed look.
As based on evidence from Alice’s friends, the 4 deformed but adorable shape was summoned.
The 4 of them was closed to one of the Slimes, and they started attacking.
4 against 1, what an unfair advantage.
Obeying Alice’s signal, the 4 of them stopped attacking.
The Slime then counter attacked, but the 4 of them changed into defence mode as they dodged the Slime’s attack.
[What’s this gotta with anything Alice.] (Ryouta)
[Just stay put and see——Go –!] (Alice)
After gazing at the Slime as if seeing something, Alice ordered to resume the attack.
The 4 of them attacked accordingly, and quickly defeated the Slime and dropped the bean sprouts.
[Ooh, as I suspect.] (Alice)
After being convinced by something, she ordered her friend monsters to attack the next Slime.
Attacking with the same pattern, half way she would stop, and sometimes straight away defeating the Slimes.
I watched it several times.
Watching for the timing 《、、、、、、、、、、、、、》.
That was what I felt.
Immediately realizing it, I realized another thing.
The drop, is always 100%.
Alice’s drop is C, and if I’m not mistaken she herself had everything else F, so letting the monsters defeating it would also get the C drop.
C wasn’t a high rank to begin with, so the percentage was around 50% per monster.
But……she somehow managed to get it 100% of the time.
I thought that it was unrelated to the timing, so I asked her.
[Even if you don’t do that specifically, it’ll still drop] (Ryouta)
[Ah, so you’ve figured it out already] (Alice)
Alice smiled brilliantly, as her monster friends went on to the next target.
After being ordered, they defeated it.
This time the drop did not come out at all.
The next Slime did not drop anything too.
Even the ones after that did not drop.
Not once did it drop anything.
I’m convinced for sure now.
[Do you understand Which opponent gives drop.] (Ryouta)
[It’s a little different, I sort of understand the timing of when to get drops.] (Alice)
[So the timing huh.] (Ryouta)
[Yeap, where would it drop if I were to defeat it.
Just now when I saw Ceru-chan I felt something that has on him, so I thought maybe if I looked at other monsters.] (Alice)
[Cause rogue monsters will never drop anything…..
It’s like RNG.] (Ryouta)
[Eh RN….what’s that] (Alice)
[Ah, just me talking out loud.] (Ryouta)
Again speaking a gaming language, as if this world would understand it.
[That’s amazing, Alice.] (Ryouta)
[Yep, all thanks to Ryouta.] (Alice)
[Me Why me] (Ryouta)
[Yes! Because of you!] (Alice)
Alice nodded, and the 4 monster friends revert to their plushy forms, as she hugged them.
[Maybe because after I befriended Toge-toge, I obtained this ability.
And it’s because of Ryouta who helped me catch him that I was able to have it.] (Alice)
[Is that so.] (Ryouta)
[Thanks Ryouta~] (Alice)
Alice thanked me while smiling brightly.
The plushy that was on her arms were also showing their gratification using their body language.
My fellow summoner seemed to have evolved once again.