Fake 91: On The Way Home
Since I was able to try out my new equipment without any accidents, it could be said that I accomplished my objective.
However, Aoi looked a little dissatisfied.
“Rin-kun used a cool sword and a crossbow to defeat the monsters, even though my stun baton wasn’t able to make an appearance.”
Sure enough, she still doesn’t understand it.
It was actually a good thing that she didn’t have a chance to use the stun baton.
“I also didn’t get a chance to display my inner armor’s ability, so it’s the same.”
“Rin-kun, chances where you need to display your inner armor’s ability are unnecessary.
Please don’t say something so ominous.”
Although I wanted to return every single word to Aoi, I swallowed back the words that had welled up my throat with great effort.
After that, I proceeded to collect magic stones before we headed back home on our racing bicycles.
We pedaled our racing bicycles in a row—not side by side—in order to be safe as usual.
What I learned from the earlier battle was my accuracy will improve if I train using my crossbow.
Even monsters with higher ranks than goblins could be defeated if they were hit in the vitals like their heads.
I was able to reap the goblin’s life with the reinforced ceramic sword this time, but I felt that I would need a considerable amount of training if I wanted to keep using it in the future.
Even if the sword was good, it was pretty tough for an amateur like me to face monsters using it.
I should probably go to a kenjutsu dojo somewhere, but I felt I lacked not only technique but also physical strength to engage with monsters in close combat.
So, I wonder if I could acquire a skill that could cover me in those aspects.
“Rin-kun! It is a monster.”
I heard Aoi’s voice from behind, so I carefully looked straight ahead.
Certainly, I could see a small silhouette that looked like a monster.
However, we did not receive any requests, so it was probably the prey of other survivors.
“Rin-kun, that is a D-rank monster, lizardman.”
It was a high-rank monster with the same rank as the giant ogres that we fought before.
But, I couldn’t see any survivors from here.
I got off my racing bicycle and watched the situation from a place I wouldn’t get involved.
I could only confirm one lizardman at first, but two more appeared from behind while I was watching.
It was a group of three lizardmen.
There are three D-rank monsters, which means……
This will be a harsh battle even for a D-rank survivor.
The survivors didn’t seem to arrive just yet, maybe because the monsters had just appeared.
If the three D-rank monsters were to start rampaging, this area might suffer significant damage.
In the worst case, should Aoi and I defeat them It was just that I had no idea how strong those lizardmen were, compared to the giant ogres.
For example, it was possible that giant ogres were weaker among D-rank and lizardmen were stronger.
So, I would like to avoid the risks as much as possible.
As I was hesitating about what to do, I saw a silhouette of a person at the edge of my vision.
Apparently, the survivor in charge had arrived.
When I looked at the arrived survivor with a feeling of relief, I ended up raising my voice in surprise.