Chapter 227 – Three flames
Featured Image: Ao no Exorcist and Black Rock Shooter.
TLN Note: Mao’s colour would be orange, because she just reminds me of GJ Bu, that’s all.
Inside the chairman’s room, Mao sat right beside me.
Previously, she was sitting in front of me, but she pushed Tail aside and sat next to me.
[What is it] (Mao)
[What do you mean ‘what is it’, why are you sitting beside me] (Ryouta)
[Don’t mind, don’t mind.] (Mao)
[Even if you tell me not to mind….] (Ryouta)
It’s rather difficult to ignore her.
That is because Mao was looking at me with eyes shining brightly, and mouth grinning from left to right.
And the reason for that—-is most probably after knowing that I’m a [Max A].
Maybe because of that, she’s become curious of me.
That’s alright with me, but I coughed, and tried to change the topic.
[By the way, when is the Dungeon Master appearing] (Ryouta)
[Two days from now, inside the 20th dungeon of Lanthanum nano.] (Mao)
[Is that information legit] (Ryouta)
[The sake has informed Mao.] (Mao)
[Huh What do you mean by that] (Ryouta)
I tilted my head due to the unfamiliar words coming out of Mao’s mouth, and Tail who was standing answered.
[The chairman can tell when the Dungeon Master is coming just by tasting and testing the sakes-ssu.
The prediction rate is 100%-ssu.] (Tail)
[Is that so] (Ryouta)
Mao said as she posed a V-sign.
She looks just like an adorable kiddo when I see her do that, but knowing that she has such an incredible talent, it really changes my perception.
[So, how does the sake taste when the Dungeon Master is coming Does it rise in taste No wait, maybe it decreases] (Ryouta)
Thinking back about the things I know about Dungeon Masters.
And since it appears occasionally when,
It is born at a certain place where an abundant of mana is accumulated in the dungeon.
OrSomething is missing inside the dungeon, and it is replenishing it.
These are the two patterns thus far.
It’s based on the mana or spirit.
[That’s not it.
When the Dungeon Master appears, the sake goes Gan!, and the smell goes Mu~n, and becomes non non nano.] (Mao)
[Can I call you Mister] (Ryouta)
I see, I see.
I have no idea what she’s saying.
It’s completely nonsensical, and the way she thinks is definitely different from us.
But then again, I’m rather thankful she can predict the Dungeon Master 100% of the time.
Maybe that’s why Eric can proceed with that plan of his.
While I was lost in thoughts, I noticed that Mao was glancing at me again.
This time, it was shinier than ever, as if she was anticipating something outta me.
[What is it] (Ryouta)
[Mao even knows what time it’ll come out.] (Mao)
[Does the information come to you as it gets closer] (Ryouta)
[Nano!] Mao nodded, and strengthen her expectations on me with that eyes of hers.
I thought for a moment.
[Then, I’ll leave that job to you then] (Ryouta)
[Leave everything to Mao!] (Mao)
She excitedly answered, then jumped up and spinned around.
Seems like she’s pretty attached to me.
At night, one of the inns in the city of Flint.
After asking for a large room, I placed the beer at the end of the room, and waited far away.
After awhile, the beer hatched into the flaming footsoldier.
[Oh shoot! —–Repetition!] (Ryouta)
Panicking, I hurriedly used Repetition.
Since the feet of the soldier was covered in flames, it slightly burned the floor.
[I should’ve used wine instead….] (Ryouta)
While reflecting on it, I checked on the rogue monster’s drop.
Seems to be a bullet drop.
It’s an entirely new bullet that I’ve never seen before.
[A special bullet huh….Well then, I should first stock up some more.] (Ryouta)
Going out of the inn, I went to the streets.
Walking around the city, I was finding a place where they sell cheap beers.
I found a lot of sake in the barrels.
The beers…..If I were to use these flaming footsoldiers, I’m afraid I might start a fire.
I then checked for bottles of wine instead, then carried it out of the city.
After leaving far away from the city, I placed the bottles there.
Then, I took a distance.
Waiting for some time, the wine hatched into the ice footsoldiers.
Using the magic, I got myself a new Special Bullet inside my pouch.
Then, more soldiers appear.
Continuing the cycle, I got myself more bullet.
I didn’t use the bullets.
It’s the same with why I don’t want to use beers.
I don’t think the wine would have a fire effect, but to avoid any complications, I think I should not use it first.
After using Repetition for some time, I was finally left with one more soldier.
[Since the numbers have dwindled, should I finally test it] (Ryouta)
Since there’s no more sake, I won’t hesitate on using the new special bullet.
Using the bullet, I fired at the soldier.
The moment it hit, the foot soldier burned up.
It wasn’t like the Flaming Bullet, because the flame was blue in colour.
[So it’s mixed with alcohol huh.] (Ryouta)
It made sense, because during high school, we had a period in science class where we tested out experiments with alcohol.
And the colour of the flame reminded me of that.
[It’s even bluer than usual.] (Ryouta)
There’s not even a hint of red or orange.
[Let’s call it a Blue Flame Bullet.] (Ryouta)
I fired another one, and also the Flaming Bullet for comparison.
Red and blue, two of it mixed together.
After the flame dissipated, I tried firing again.
This time, left was the Flaming Bullet, and the right is the Blue Flame bullet.
The two touched, and it fused.
[Eh I don’t see anything oh what the, it’s hot—-!] (Ryouta)
Nothing happened after it fused, so I was kinda confused until I could feel something extremely hot, which shocked me.
It’s like the heat when you’re in a concert, but even when I’m far away from it, I can feel that heat.
It’s probably around 100 times hotter than that.
I instinctively guarded and kicked the ground and jumped away.
After taking my distance, I noticed something.
It’s not that there’s nothing, but I could see something distorted from where the fusion bullets were at.
It was heat blaze.
It reminded me of the view of a road when under a hot summer, and the view distorted even more than that.
That is the fused bullet of these two bullets.
An invincible heat.
I then fired it at a nearby tree.
[…..Oi Oi, that’s just overkill.] (Ryouta)
Even the ashes didn’t remain, and the invisible flame burned everything in an instant.