Tennessine, 4th floor.
After defeating both Ran and Ril, I left them and went up to the 4th floor.
“And they already appeared.” (Ryouta)
In front of me was a shadow monster that seems to be floating.
From what Neptune said, I would have to defeat it first.
The shadow started coming towards me.
Looking at how fast it was going, it’s at around C Speed
I easily avoided it and fired a Growth Bullet from the side.
Without any resistance, the shadow was defeated easily.
The drop is———–
If it drops now, I won’t have to do much work.” (Ryouta)
I knew that it wouldn’t be that easy, so I bitterly smiled.
The shadow form is quite weak.
It’s weak enough that I can farm it without doing much.
However, nothing dropped.
If that’s the case, it means I did not meet the condition of the item dropping.
For example, the parent-child Slime.
Nothing drops when you defeat the Child Slime.
I guess the shadow monster has the same concept as that.
I walked a little and wandered around, when I immediately encountered a different shadow.
This time, I turned into a defense position.
With my HP, Stamina and Mentality at SS, I activated Absolute Rock as well, and even have my revolver loaded with the Infinite Recovery Bullet at all time.
In that state, I waited for the shadow to attack.
It came and attack.
I took it up front.
Like a lamp leaking out smoke, the shadow slowly shaped into a person.
Then, the shadow turned into an exact replica of me.
It was holding 2 revolvers on both hands.
No matter how you look at it, it’s an exact copy of me, different from Ryo-sama.
The only thing different is the expressionless face he has.
Then it disappeared.
“———That’s fast!” (Ryouta)
I cross guarded, and was blown away even with my invincible mode.
The power is similar to mine, and he even used magic which I don’t often use, the magic was also amplified.
It was crazy.
The damage penetrated through the Invincible Mode.
“I guess it’s natural!” (Ryouta)
I shouted as I took some distance.
I did defeat the Absolute Rock even when it was in its Invincible Mode.
Thus, I cancelled it because it makes me slow and I can’t fight back.
I held my revolver to fight back, firing a Homing Bullet before rushing to his blind spot and held my fist.
I moment I tried to swing my fist, he disappeared.
The moment I knew where he went, a shock pierced my bdy.
My sense of gravity was lost, and I could feel blood accumulating at my lips.
All I know is that I was blown away at an incredible speed.
I regained my posture midair and fired a Trash Bullet to kill my momentum.
Upon landing, something spilled on the ground.
It was my blood.
Blood was spewing from my mouth, as I took damage with that blow.
This is no doubt.
His power and speed are higher than me.
As Neptune said, it’s even stronger than the original person.
Looking at it, I laughed.
I don’t know why, but I laughed.
“I’m truly thankful———-Tennessine.” (Ryouta)
I don’t know whether the spirit could hear it, but I thanked this dungeon.
As Neptune has concluded, the doppelgangers are [your limit].
I thought so as well, because I’m still halfway to [SS].
“I can still be strong.” (Ryouta)
I continued pursuing.
I held my gun and fired 2 bullets at the same time.
The bullets merged into a Penetration Bullet.
When battling with someone superior, a decision has been made in an instant.
Before even firing the Penetration Bullet, I’ve fired a Speed Up Bullet on myself.
I was way faster than I was, and I sneaked into his side as he tried to avoid the bullet.
“I won’t let you!” (Ryouta)
I saw that he was trying to fire a bullet at me.
In the accelerating world, his speed is similar to that of a normal human movement.
Because of such a reaction, I knew I had to compete with him in the accelerated world.
And it paid off, as I could dispel his revolver.
When the revolver flew up into the ceiling, i grabbed his arm and held it.
I knew what had to be done.
I grabbed him, hit his revolver, then punch him.
By repeating that, I could accumulate damage—-
I got counterattacked.
Even when in the accelerated world, I was hit by a well-thought-out counter attack.
Not giving up, I concentrate even more and take advantage of the speed to defeat him unilaterally.
In between fight, he wanted to enter Invincible Mode, but I stopped it.
After a mere 30 seconds, it was like a storm as I had to face someone who has higher HP and Stamina, but I somehow best him.
I managed to defeat myself which Neptune could not fulfill.