Just another Isekai Lover~
Chapter 123: A Sense of Discomfort
“What’s the matter?”
I was escorting the carriage, staying in the back like yesterday, when Shana suddenly stopped.
“There’s something on the ground a little further”
“What is it?”
“I’m sorry, all I know is that it’s some kind of long monster.”
“Okay, that’s all I need to know for now.”
Shana apologizes for not knowing the actual kind of monster it was, but it’s enough to know that it’s still tens of meters away. I hurriedly told the coachman what had happened and asked him to stop the carriage. After that, I went to explain the situation to my client.
“I’m sorry, I had to ask you to stop because there might be a monster ahead.”
“What kind of monster is it?”
“All we know is that it’s in the ground and it’s very long.”
“I think the best thing we can do is to take a detour, don’t you think?”
“If we take a detour from here, the journey will be quite long, so give me a choice that does not involve a detour.”
In short, they want us to defeat the monster. Even so, I think that it’s usually a situation where a detour is an option, but was something said by the guild chief?
“But if it’s going to endanger someone’s life in this place, then we’ll choose a detour.”
The conversation with the client is over. I’d like to start with a strategy, but I think the first thing I need to do is tell those kids what’s going on.
And almost at the same time as I finished telling them of the situation, Sophie and Shana also came to the front. The operation time began by informing the two of them of the client’s request.
“Well… what should we do?”
“Should I be a decoy to distract the monster?”
“Rejected. So, Sophie, what should we do?”
I’ve already decided that Sophie is in charge of the operation. It would be quicker to hear Sophie’s idea before I think badly.
The first thing to consider is that, based on Shana’s story, the monster is probably a snake-type monster. But there are no snake monsters around here, so we can’t even determine what kind of snake monster it is.
If it is a snake monster, it certainly makes sense that it is long and that it’s in the ground.
“It’s troublesome g because many snake-type monsters use poison.”
I’ve bought some poison antidote, but in the worst case scenario, they might have enough poison to kill you instantly without even having time to use the antidote. Well, monsters with such poisons are S rank or higher, so that’s probably not the case.
“Then let me go.”
When I said that, they all looked surprised. Well, I don’t think it’s so easy to get poisoned and if I can’t win in the worst case scenario, I can run into the woods and take the antidote. This was just a suggestion. I don’t think Sophie would allow this to happen at all.
” Zero-niisama and I will deal with the monster. If it’s stronger than we are, it will have already noticed us from this distance. And Shana, will you guard the carriage in case another monster appears?”
“And if it’s a monster we can’t defeat, we shouldn’t take a detour. Many others will be sacrificed.”
Huh? I feel like it’s a bold strategy for Sophie. Rather than that, I don’t think it’s much of a strategy at all. Sophie doesn’t seem like she’s worried about others too much. I usually think my safety is her first priority, but what does she mean…she wants only the both of us to fight? What’s happening?
“First of all, I’ll cast magic on the ground where the monster is. It probably won’t die from that alone. From there, Zero-niisama should be in the vanguard to draw its attention. I’ll support you as the rear guard.”
“if the mist-like poison, which is said to be the most troublesome part of snake-type monsters appears, please come to me immediately. I’ll deal with the poison..”
“The rest will be handled flexibly. There will be times when I will give you instructions. Be sure to follow my instructions.”
So Sophie and I walked to the monster.
But I still felt that Sophie was different from usual. I can’t say for sure what’s strange, but it feels strange to me. Hmmm… she wants to put me in danger near her? Well… there’s no point in doing that at all, so that’s unlikely. What’s really going on? I hope it’s nothing to worry about……