Maybe …… we can test somemore.” (Ryouta)
I beckoned to Slime who was some distance away, and also had Vanadium accompanied us today.
Nihonium is a dungeon where no humans come at all.
I asked Nihonium herself, and she told me that the number of adventurers in the dungeon had dropped to zero recently, except for Margaret, who came once a month to stock up on air boxes.
Vanadium was relieved to hear this, and wandered around the dungeon as if it were her parents’ home —— or rather, her own dungeon.
Where there are no humans (Slime in the form of Carbon is considered a monster), Vanadium no longer sticks to me.
However, when I call out to her, she runs up to me happily.
“Then, I’ll leave it to you.”（Ryouta)
Vanadium held hands with Slime.
We walked downstairs together.
And immediately confronted by a zombie.
It’s the kind of thing you don’t want to fight which challenges your mental health when looking at it.
“Isn’t it gorey” (Ryouta)
The slime tilted its head and asked back.
“You know, that monster.” (Ryouta)
The slime’s head tilted more and more, as if it were a manga, it’ll have “” on top of her head.
It doesn’t find the delirious feeling of a zombie creepy
I wonder if it’s because they’re all monsters.
Then I’ll stop the same movement as before, while you do that.” (Ryouta)
I pulled out my revolver and shot the zombie with a restraining bullet before Slime lunged at it and attacked.
It still looks horrifying to me.
It reminded me of the first time I fought these zombies.
My bamboo spear broke and I had to get a revolver.
Those were the days when I was forced to fight zombies with my bear hands.
My HP was at S, so there was no danger, but it was mentally tough to fight them close-combat style.
—-While I was reminiscing, Slime successfully defeated the zombie.
It still didn’t drop any seeds I suppose.
“How was it” (Ryouta)
“Please look at this.” (Slime)
Slime went through its slime form then changed back into a human form that looked just like Carbon, but with a different outfit.
“What are your abilities” (Ryouta)
I said, holding out a portable know-it-board.
Slime used it.
HP is back to F, but it swapped with Strength instead.
On the second floor of Nihonium dungeon, a zombie drops a Strength seed, and as if in response, the Strength is now S.
“I knew this would happen.” (Ryouta)
“It did.” (Slime)
“Can you go back to the outfit you were wearing before, the one with HP S”（Ryouta)
“Uhmm …… it doesn’t seem to work.” (Slime)
The slime groaned and tried to put some effort into it, but it didn’t seem to be able to go back.
Let’s go back.” (Ryouta)
The two of us returned to the basement floor.
We searched for the skeleton, restrained it and defeated it.
Since the Slime’s strength is S, it was able to defeat it with a single blow this time.
“How is it now” (Ryouta)
“I think I can do it.” (Slime)
The slime said, and returned to its previous outfit.
I checked the portable know-it-board to make sure, and it showed S for HP and F for strength.
“Can you get your Strength to S” (Ryouta)
“No, it seems.” (Slime)
By the way, can you not transform after defeating it” (Ryouta)
“I can do that.” (Slime)
I’m beginning to understand the rules.
The slime can transform into any one of the S outfits.
If it defeats another monster, it can transform into that one, but it can’t go back to the previous one at will.
To go back, it has to kill the corresponding monster again.
But you can stack it.
You can defeat it and keep it without transforming.
“Okay, let’s try the third floor.” (Ryouta)
I let the Slime defeat the zombie on the second floor, set its power to S, and went down to the third floor.
The third floor of Nihonium, the Mummy.
It is a monster with a large, muscular body like a professional wrestler, wrapped in bandages all over his body.
This is also another muscle for brain monster, so I used a restraining bullet to stop its movements.
“How is it” (Ryouta)
“I can do it.” (Slime)
The slime nodded, no longer an unfamiliar occurrence, it changed to its Slime form and back to human form.
I also checked its abilities.
Strength is now F, and speed is now S.
That’s how it works.
“Can you revert back” (Ryouta)
“No, I can’t.” (Slime)
“Okay, let’s move on.
“……(nod nod).” (Vanadium)
Vanadium came over and tried to hold the slime’s hand.
But the slime didn’t take her hand and stared at Vanadium.
“What is it” (Ryouta)
“Vanadium-san is the name papa gave, isn’t it” (Slime)
“Hmm Yeah, well.
Yeah, I guess so.” (Ryouta)
Vanadium’s original name was Erythronium.
It’s supposed that I gave her a different name because I was traumatized by it.
But the truth is slightly different.
When I gave her a name, the dropped encyclopedia from earth made me find out that Erythronium was an old name for Vanadium.
Thus I named her Vanadium.
I’d say I gave it to her, but Vanadium was always Vanadium.
But the slime seems to be stuck on it.
Why now I thought to myself.
“Me too.” (Slime)
“I want a name too, papa.” (Slime)
I poked myself in the head.
I was too careless.
Until now, I had been calling her “Slime” in my mind.
It’s a good thing I didn’t call her “hey” or “you” in my mouth.
Slime——she looked up at me.
Her eyes glittered with anticipation.
It makes me feel like I shouldn’t betray her expectations.
I wonder what kind of name I should use.
She’s originally a Terurian slime, but considering how she looks and how she was born, it’s more accurate to say she’s Carbon’s daughter.
Carbon ……C…… organic compound…… Yuki…….
I said it out loud, but in my mind I thought of many different variations of the name ‘Yuki’.
I look at her and ask.
“How about Yuki” (Ryouta)
“Yes! Thank you very much!” (Yuki)
She was extremely happy.
I poked myself in the head again.
If she was so happy, I should have named her sooner.
Oh well, I’ll just call her Yuki from now on—–
“What’s wrong” (Ryouta)
“Well, ……, uhmm….please look at this ……!” (Yuki)
As I tilted my head, Yuki reverted to her slime form and then transformed back into her human form.
But the way she was dressed…
“Is this the initial outfit” (Ryouta)
“Yes, and Dexterity is S as well.
She transformed again.
“This time with HP at S” (Ryouta)
“I can also do strength and speed.” (Yuki)
Yuki transformed one after another.
To my surprise, she could do what she couldn’t do before.
She can now change into any form I’ve ever experienced.
I was surprised.
Why all of a sudden
“I think it’s because papa gave me a name!” (Yuki)
“…… I see.” (Ryouta)
Yuki said confidently.
I was convinced that that might be true.