At night, it was about time for us to head to our rooms.
After soaking myself in a nice hot bath, I was on my way to my room when I saw Nihonium sitting inside the salon all by herself.
She was looking out from the window.
Her back was showing a rather sorrowful expression.
“What’s wrong” (Ryouta)
I called out to her whilst entering the salon.
“You looked zoned out, what happened” (Ryouta)
I was thinking about the case with Tennessine.” (Nihonium)
She answered me after breathing in once.
“I’ve heard that there is an influx of people coming into his dungeon, and he’s happy about that.” (Nihonium)
“Such a tsundere he is.
Even today, he said something along the lines of: “It’s not a thank you gift or anything” and hands me a year worth of foie gras.
Though I don’t know how he calculated a years worth.” (Ryouta)
The only thing that won’t bother me if you give me a years worth is some kagami mochi, but since we’ve got so much foie gras, even Emily didn’t know what to do with all of them.
“But still, he looks happy.” (Nihonium)
“……It’s thanks to you though.” (Ryouta)
“Because of what you’ve contributed.
I might’ve not been able to do what Tennessine wanted.” (Ryouta)
“Though Margaret Tennessine has taken shape, but I find Nihonium Tennessine would’ve been better.” (Ryouta)
Though that would be a recitation of the periodic table, but I swallowed those words deep into my throat.
“Can you do that for me as well” (Nihonium)
“That’s the plan from the start.
Unless Aurum tells me that she wants to stop right now.” (Ryouta)
“……It’s impossible.” (Nihonium)
Nihonium smiled, but it felt lonely.
A rather sad smile.
“Why though” (Ryouta)
“I thought a lot while I was stopping Tennessine’s monsters.” (Nihonium)
“My purpose is to make others suffer.
No, I want them to suffer, and that fact will never change.” (Nihonium)
The more she speaks, the more she descended into depression.
It might be her true intention, but she hates herself for thinking that way.
“…….If that’s the case, what happens if you try to make me suffer” (Ryouta)
“Do you want to do it Since you can change your dungeon to a certain extent.
You can make it so if I enter right from the first floor, you’ll make me suffer.” (Ryouta)
“Will you not tell me stop” (Nihonium)
“For the time being, just inflict it onto me.” (Ryouta)
I stared straight at Nihonium with resolve.
Immediately after, I changed into a playful expression.
“There’s also another example you can take.
Like say if I actually enter the dungeon and you go full on tsundere service on me.” (Ryouta)
“I will never do those things.” (Nihonium)
“That’s a shame.
Even so.” (Ryouta)
“The first will be towards me.” (Ryouta)
“It must be you” (Nihonium)
“If you need to torment someone, then it won’t be a problem if it’s just me.” (Ryouta)
I shrugged my shoulders and said in a playful manner.
Nihonium has been staring at me for awhile.
“Don’t blame me for what’s going to happen.” (Nihonium)
Was what she said finally.
Oh and by the way, when I said: “If you need to torment someone, then let it be me”, Emily who heard while passing by was angry and scolded me the entire night.
The next morning, the first floor of Nihonium.
After sending Nihonium back to the dungeon, I went out of the mansion and went inside the dungeon normally.
The air was different.
It’s not the air I am familiar with.
What’s more, my body felt heavy.
When I try opening and closing my hands, it felt stiff.
I tried searching for that unnatural feeling that I’m feeling.
When I punched, it felt slow.
From the outside, it looks like I was doing shadow boxing.
When I took out my 2 revolver——-
“……They’re not here.” (Ryouta)
My revolvers have been a part of me ever since, and it felt strange that it wasn’t with me.
No, it wasn’t just the revolvers.
My bullets were gone.
Nor my equipment, including the Absolute Stones.
Zero stuff on my waist.
There’s nothing on me whatsoever.
“……What if.” (Ryouta)
A thought went in my mind.
Since I had just entered, I thought of exiting the dungeon.
The discomfort in my body disappeared.
Whoof! I punched so fast I couldn’t see it.
All my equipment returned.
“A dungeon that initializes abilities and items…..” (Ryouta)
It’s so familiar.
As Nihonium has declared: “I don’t care what happens”.
“It’s worthwhile.” (Ryouta)
I stepped into the dungeon once more.