“I have put great thoughts in coming up things to talk to you when I will finally meet you, but that seems to be the first thing that came to mind.” (Nihonium)
Nihonium smiled sweetly as she said those words.
“It is to be expected.” (Nihonium)
“What is” (Ryouta)
“Do you still remember the time when I gave you the magic, Repetition” (Nihonium)
I think it was when I met you for the first time You helped picked the Magic Fruit for me, which lead me to get the magic Repetition.” (Ryouta)
It was quite some time ago.
While I was picking the magic fruit, which wasn’t cheap at all, price roughly around 3 Million Piros.
Nihonium appeared and guided me to choose which fruit.
I had to somehow tell you to gain that magic.
As in the long run, it would be impossible to come to this point.” (Nihonium)
“…….That’s true, if I do not have it, I wouldn’t be able to defeat some of the monsters in this dungeon.
Especially the 3 headed dogs and the Mummies.” (Ryouta)
“Yes, because no matter how much training you put into your status, if you don’t have Repetition, it would be near impossible to complete the conditions laid before meeting me…..
Or so it would seem.” (Nihonium)
This time Nihonium smiled, but with a gorgeous and seductive smile.
It was a smile befitting of someone wearing a japanese style dress.
“To be able to come here without using the strength of Repetition.
You have far exceeded the expectations I have…….
You’re truly amazing.” (Nihonium)
Again, she silently said “Amazing” even after finishing her sentence.
Usually, it would make me a little embarrassed when being called that, but the way she said it is different from others…….
It made me happy.
“Anyhows, there must be a reason that you called out to me, is that right” (Ryouta)
Nihonium did not break her smile.
However, compared to the smile she showed me just now, it was a kind of lonely smile.
“Please do not laugh at me.” (Nihonium)
“I won’t.” (Ryouta)
I nodded, looked at her and waited for her to respond.
“I wanted to be needed.” (Nihonium)
“Needless to say, you’re right here with me now…… However, there’s nobody that needs me in this world.” (Nihonium)
“There’s Margaret though…..
Wait, that’s different.” (Ryouta)
“Yes, even if I’m not here, she would be fine on her own.
Nobody other than you came to me, not once, not twice, but all the time.” (Nihonium)
It can’t be helped, though, was what I thought.
Since this world is dependant on drops in the dungeon.
When dungeons can drop plantations, minerals, and even things for factory work.
Only Nihonium doesn’t drop anything.
Even top tier adventurers with All A Drop Status couldn’t get anything out of this dungeon.
Since nothing drops, nobody even wants to come here.
“It has become difficult to maintain human life.” (Nihonium)
“What do you mean by that” (Ryouta)
“All monster has a lifespan.
If a monster isn’t defeated inside a dungeon for a long time, they would cease to exist…..
But no one human knows such knowledge.” (Nihonium)
“…… I mean that’s true.
Since it is impossible to leave a monster alone before it’s lifespan ends.” (Ryouta)
Nihonium nodded at my response, then continued.
“And so, the monsters who’s lifespan has ended, would turn into air.
Which in return, produces more air, day and night here.” (Nihonium)
“……….You’re saying the oxygen that humans need to breathe right” (Ryouta)
She nodded once more.
This time, her gentle smile faded.
The expression that was shown this time, was a woman which is tired beyond belief.
“Even though everyone needs oxygen to continue living, but no one wants to come here, or appreciates the oxygen that is being given by the monsters.” (NIhonium)
Next, her smile turned into somewhat of a self-restraint.
“Having to experience this everyday, tires me.” (Nihonium)
I came to understand what she’s going through.
She is———- The same as me.
The me before I came here.
Working as hard as I could, even when my body is deteriorating, I continued.
Even so, nobody came to appreciate my hard work, and I had to continue working hard.
No, in fact, she’s had it worse than me.
“Hence why…… I want you, to save me.” (Nihonium)
I have said such words before myself.” (Ryouta)
With her words, a revelation struck me.
It was the time when I started out my new life in this world.
And now, I can return it to NIhonium.
“You will definitely be appreciated if you work hard.
No matter how slow or how fast you’re working on it, someone somewhere will appreciate you.” (Ryouta)
“Is that how it works” (Nihonium)
I strongly nodded.
Then, I laughed.
“Since I was like that as well, that’s why.” (Ryouta)
“Because of that” (NIhonium)
“I shall change this dungeon, where you think that nobody needs you.” (Ryouta)
“Is it alright for me to believe in those words” (NIhonium)
Tears accumulated on her eyes.
“I’m not asking you to believe.” (Ryouta)
“It is something definite.
It’s not about whether you can trust me or not.
If someone works hard on something, I will make sure they will be rewarded equally.
That is my goal.” (Ryouta)
These words were something that normally wouldn’t come out of my mouth.
I was kind of shocked—— But at the same time, I was happy.
I could see plenty of expressions coming out of Nihonium.
And this is the third time I’ve seen a different smile.
A smile which have seen hope, a smile of someone who was saved from the depths of hell.