Chapter 22: I want to sleep a little more.
“Fu~ wa~” (Arge)
I’m still a little sleepy, for the time being.
When I look around me with tears in my eyes. Apparently, the place, where I am, appears to be a forest.
(TN: I think the tears are from sleep and yawn not because she is sad)
I get up while wiping my tears away with my fingers.
…Ah, that’s right.
I knocked down a squid and flew away to this forest.
I fought a great squid known as Abyss Call in the sea and then flew away in bat form.
Although I could have landed immediately once I reach land, I decided to fly a little bit longer.
Although it was troublesome, I tried looking for a place to rest and came to this forest.
I have thought it was okay around here.
I came down to the ground and released the bat form skill.
I fell asleep almost right away because I was tired.
“N, nya ~” (Arge)
I lightly stretch as I yawned.
I noticed it was already morning from the sunlight that passed through the leaves of the forest.
The sunlight doesn’t have much heat yet, it’s somewhat refreshing.
That would mean that one night has passed since I came here.
It’s also possible that I may have been asleep for days.
But I don’t know it for sure because I have been sleeping the whole time.
“I had a nostalgic dream” (Arge)
Even if I called it nostalgic, I was still in that world just half a month or about a month ago.
In that world, I was fond of sleeping.
I missed that lifestyle as I remembered about it.
I want to have a life like that again soon.
“Well, what should I be doing now?” (Arge)
For the time being, I would need to escape from this country.
Samaka-san will delay reporting about me to the King.
But it’s still better to leave the country as soon as possible.
If the government knew about a profitable existence in that country, they will not spread that information to the other countries.
That’s why I don’t need to worry about being chased if I can leave the country.
I will be safe once I cross the border.
I don’t know the direction of the closest border, but I remember which direction Arlesha is.
Although Arlesha isn’t my goal, when I move to the opposite direction of Arlesha, I will eventually go outside the country.
Of course, I have to move like that.
But … there are quite a few problems with this.
First of all, food.
It was a long distance journey that would take at least three days.
So, I will need some food, including water.
Next will be the clothes.
I can clean my clothes with recovery magic.
But I only have this one dress, given by Xeno-kun.
It will be troublesome if my clothes get torn.
Felnote-san gave me some other clothes to wear, but I hadn’t brought them with me.
I wish I could prepare in advance.
But other there might be troublesome things waiting for me when I returned to Arlesha.
Well…it can’t be helped, right?
It was a pretty flashy fight.
Even though I can withstand food for three days, I want blood.
Besides, when I have nothing to eat, it’s impossible to calm my blood-sucking impulse.
If I don’t eat food or drink blood, I will not be able to endure it for a week like before.
And blood can’t be stored in Blood Bag.
I have nothing right now because I didn’t have time to prepare. (Food and water)
I don’t want to prepare anything (TN: lazy)
But at least, I wanted to say goodbye to Felnote-san.
As for bedding, I was paying properly.
So, it would be okay to lend and borrow, but I wanted to say goodbye to her.
Well… It is meaningless to think about it now.
“Wa ~a~a~a” (Arge)
And one more thing.
There’s another big problem that I heave a big sigh.
This is more important than food, water or blood.
Blood is important but it’s not a problem that can’t be resolved.
If it’s food or water, getting them isn’t difficult.
As for blood, I can already catch animals or monsters and get some blood.
I might be able to meet Felnote-san again if I talked with Felnote about our meeting place, beforehand.
Arlesha is a nice place, I would like to take a nap again there if I have the opportunity.
No matter how hard I think, I can’t come up with an idea how to do it.
“… It’s so troublesome” (Arge)
It’s so troublesome.
I don’t want to walk.
I don’t want to fly in the bat mode either because I’m tired.
I would rather not work anymore.
Someone, please carry me.
Prepare my meals, snacks, and blood, too.
It’s useless to think such a thing.
There is only me here.
I will not get a step further if I don’t move by myself.
And no meal will come out.
Still, I do not want to work.
Well, it can happen if the Prince or the Princess passes by.
Hugging me as it is, bringing me to the castle, and feed me with a royal meal together with a royal bed for napping.
“… Let’s sleep” (Arge)
I’m somewhat depressed when I think about the future.
Let’s sleep again and forget about it.
Thinking that way, I lie back down on the bed of the grass.
The feel of soil on my back is solid, but it makes me feel good.
Occasionally, a breeze comes through from between trees with the smell of plants and the scent of flower nectar.
A smell of nature was filled with modest sweetness and freshness.
I want a proper bed if I can, but a nap wrapped in such a scent is not bad.
No, I’d rather like it.
I’m trying to stop thinking and switch to sleep mode, but there’s a spicy odor lingering in the air.
It was a mysterious smell.
Sweet, but it’s also sweetness in a bad way.
There are other smells mixed in like sour.
I recall smelling this smell before.
Long before I was reincarnated.
It was when I was still allowed to go outside.
I wonder what this smell is.
It’s very unpleasant.
I wake up.
With that kind of odor in the air, I can’t sleep even I want to.
I was trying to sleep comfortably but someone has messed it up now.
I don’t know who they are, but I will have them take responsibility and have them feed me.
“… It is getting closer” (Arge)
Something with an unpleasant smell is getting closer and closer to me, the smell gets stronger and stronger.
Vampires are a race that is sensitive to smells and sounds.
This’s not from an effect of skill, but more of a racial characteristic.
It is more advantageous than living beings who have the same thing like “the nose of a dog or a cat is superior to a person” or “a female is superior in color than a male”.
In addition to that, I have the smell-strengthening skill.
So, right now I am not good at comparing this smell with the smell I remember before reincarnation.
On a side note, garlic is no good for Vampires, too.
(TN: MC mean she is okay with garlic before but she can’t stand it right now, and that’s also why she not good at comparing this smell with how she remember before reincarnation, the smell right now is way stronger and make her very unpleasant).
(TN: Imaging like you remember the smell of a perfume, and if someone pours about 2-3 liters on you, make the smell too strong that you can’t recognize, it was even hard to breath)
Shortly after the uncomfortable smell, the ground starts shaking as well.
The vibration that shakes the ground is at regular intervals.
It could be understood that rather than an earthquake, something is “walking”
Since I couldn’t identify with the smell, I looked at that “thing” carefully.
And I immediately understood its identity.
Walking through the gaps between the trees is a giant body with the measure about a few meters tall.
Its body is black and quite muscular, covered in short hair.
It seemed to be considerably filthy, and there were some flies around it.
The legs are slender considering how heavy the body would be but they are still muscular and have hooves as feet.
Its hand has five fingers.
If I was to describe it, it is close to that of a human’s hand.
It’s holding a big axe, that I think it can cut through even the neck of a tiger.
And its face, that repeatedly breathes roughly through its nose, is obviously not human.
A large and damp nose, portrait face, black short hair has grown all over as well as the body of a human but legs of a horse.
After looking at the whole body, I remember that similar things had appeared in some of the novels I read in my previous life.
Such a creature.
No, it’s a monster, right?
(TN: A wild Minotaur appears!)
“Bumo~o~o~o~o~o~o~o! ! ! !” (Minotaur)
Ah! It cried! It cried “Bumo”
It was a loud voice as trees trembled, but it cried “Bumo”.
“It was the smell of cowshed, right?” (Arge)
It is a smell that I had smelt in the past.
Finally, I remembered and agreed with myself.
Yes, I have been to a cow farm.
I recalled that my father’s cousin’s cousin had owned a farm.
It seems something awesome, but I do not remember much because I was a child at that time.
And when I became mature enough to remember, was also when I entered the room with the iron lattice.
“Stupid poacher!” (Minotaur)
Quite fluently as well!
The effect of language translation had been narrowed down considerably.
It’s enough to translate into human language.
Because if I can understand even the words of birds, It will be annoying when I go to bed.
If I could understand what the cow said in such a state, it means that the cow in front of me was familiar with the general language used by people in this world.
I was honestly surprised.
But there were some words from what it said that caused me some concern.
“… Poacher?” (Arge)
“This forest is monitored by birds … a dirty poacher like you!” (Minotaur)
I want to refute, but the other party doesn’t seem to plan on listening to me.
Also, if the birds were watching, I had slept soundly overnight.
So, could it be that there were gaps in their net of surveillance?
He didn’t even let me ask such questions but resolved things with force.
Fuzzy, he breathes roughly through his nose and it comes out like steam.
Muu, it is stinky.
“A fellow who defiles the forest, I will not forgive!” (Minotaur)
The obviously angry Minotaur swung up the weapon.
While watching the situation, there is one thing that I did think about and wanted to ask him.
“… Is the blood of the cow delicious?” (Arge)
Of course, the minotaur is still swinging his axe down.
(TN: meaning, the Minotaurus doesn’t stop swinging his axe to attack even when MC ask him)