I was sold at the lowest price C182: Battle with the Giant Beasts / Yuki
I had become the Guardian’s master, albeit by accident. Unsure of what to call him from now on, I asked the white Guardian his name.
“What’s your name?”
“I don’t have a name.”
“Then what am I supposed to call you?”
“Call me whatever you like, because I’m yours now.”
When he said that, I immediately remembered the name of my cat, Valiente. He might be offended that I named her the same as my cat, but once I thought of it, it just felt right.
“Valiente, that’s what I’m going to call you from now on.”
“Mm, okay. I’m Valiente from today.”
Valiente means ‘brave’. It was originally the name of my cat, but it might be perfect for him.
“What am I supposed to call you?”
“I am Yuki, please call me Yuki.”
“Yuki……my master, Yuki……mmm, that sounds pleasant.”
Valiente liked my name.
The hatch had been destroyed by Valiente, but I was able to control it. However, the Spirit Box seemed to be broken, and I couldn’t communicate with the others.
“I’m sorry I broke it.”
“It’s enough that I’ m alive. I can manage.”
I secured myself to the cockpit with a strap to keep myself from falling off. Then I slowly moved Elvira.
I was worried because I couldn’t communicate with her and I didn’t know what was going on with Mary, so I tried to get back upstairs as quickly as possible – but then I heard a sound that sounded like an eerie beast crying.
“What was that?”
“That was the roar of a giant beast…….It seems to have awakened now that the seal here has been broken.”
“What? The giant beast’s seal has been broken?”
“It hasn’t been completely broken, but the survivors from these ruins must have crawled out.”
I don’t want to fight those giant beasts so I quickly decided to go up. The hole we had fallen through was so far above our heads that it was impossible to reach it by jumping.
“Valiente, is there a way up from here?”
“Yes, there is, but it’s towards the roar of the giant beast.”
It’s not good, but if that’s the only way, I guess we have to go.
“Let me ask you something. Are giant beasts strong?”
“It depends on the species, but if you encounter a strong one, you’re unlikely to win.”
“So much for…….”
“Well, I don’t think you need to worry about that, because a beast that strong it’s not seen very often.
That being the case, we decided to take the route up.
Still, I would have preferred not to encounter a giant beast, but that hope was not fulfilled. A huge creature that I had never seen before was slowly approaching us.
“That’s a giant beast…….”
It had a hard, rock-like skin and an eerie appearance that looked like a combination of a dinosaur and an insect…….It walked on six legs and seemed to move fast.
“B level. I think we can take them out somehow.”
“Giant beasts are rated from level F to level SSS, those above level S are truly monstrous, and ordinary magicrafts are no match for them.”
“By the way, this Elvira of mine is a magic machine with an activation Ludia value of 30000, is it classified as average?”
“If it has an activation Ludia value of 30,000, it’s a class 6, don’t worry, it’s a little above average.”
“A little bit means I’m not going to be able to beat a level S giant beast.”
“I don’t think so. If you encounter a level S beast, I suggest you run.”
While we were having this conversation, the giant beast was approaching us. Valiente and I get into a fighting stance.
Valiente moved quickly. He leapt high and flew over the giant beast. The giant beast was distracted by Valiente and looked up. I took the opportunity to attack the giant beast’s legs with my rapier. I felt a hard crunch, and the rapier pierced the giant beast’s leg.
The giant beast reacted with a terrible scream and attacked me, jittering its six legs in an attempt to trample me.
As the giant beast’s attention shifted to me, Valiente fell from the air, spinning violently. Then, using the recoil from the rotation, it made contact with the neck of the giant beast like a boomerang.
There was a sound like a knife cutting a cabbage, the head of the giant beast slowly shifted, completely left the body and fell to the ground.
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