Counting changed to December 31st.
Mile’s turn. 35 => 34 chapters left (Next Arc)
Cathia’s Arc: 14 Chapters (This Arc and next Arc)
Taru: 5 chapters
Arge: 30 Chapters (2 Arcs)
Mira: 5 chapters
Mile Chapter 318: (CLIFF HANGER) Ancient Dragon Again
T.N: Cliff hanger, you have been warned.
The next day, there was no good request, so “Red Oath” walked in the forest like always to do the usual quest, then they suddenly stopped…
『… I wonder if it’s okay now?』(Pauline)
『Ah, it’s okay, I guess?』(Rena)
『It’s the right time』(Maevis)
『Then, shall we?
Now, Enemy Spotted No. 2! Ready~ set (Se~no~)』(Mile)
『『『『 Isn’t it about time (soro~soro~) for you to come out?
You don’t even realize that we have noticed, such an idiot duo!』』』』(Red Oath)
The girls talked in sync.
Of course, the name and number of “quote/speech/line” is something everyone has agreed upon and has practiced many times.
This’s why the “Red Oath” dialogue is often fit with the situation, sometimes it’s just a coincidence, but most of it is the result of practice.
When Mile suggested practicing the dialogue, Maevis got excited “because it was cool”, Rena and Pauline also agreed. So everyone memorized a lot of fixed dialogue. There are lines used when understanding the whole picture, lines used to trick the enemy, etc.
After a while, two figures appeared from the trees behind their backs. One of them looks human but has a large hat and the other clearly has Kemonomimi (animal ears).
『『『『Dog Beastkin…』』』』(Red Oath)
『We are Wolf!!』(Wolf)
This is also a “prepared line“.
Wolf-based beastkins are very reluctant to be mistaken for the dogs. Knowing that, when fighting wolf-based beastkins, the strategy is to first call them dog on purpose and disturb your opponent’s calmness. Of course, the inventor was Pauline.
『DAMN IT ALL~~~!』(Wolf)
The other man who grabs the arm of the wolf beastkin, whose blood vessel seems about to explode, and is desperately trying to stop him. It was a little too effective. But the talk can’t continue at this rate.
Because it can’t be helped, Rena talked to the other one while ignoring the wolf.
『The one over there, the human person. Why are you guys…』(Rena)
『I’m not human! I am a beastkin!!』(Cat)
The other man took off his hat and struck the ground in angry.
And on his head is the Nekomimi (cat ears).
Apparently, mistaking a beastkin for a human was far more humiliating than mistaking a wolf beastkin for a dog beastkin.
『『『『We don’t know~~』』』』(Red Oath)
And Mile’s group sang “No. 3 Refusal Rejection”
『… So, was an ancient dragon looking for us?』(Mile)
Finally, the two beastkins seemed to clam their anger and explain the situation with Mile. They didn’t intend to fight in the first place. But the beastkins duo was also including the scolding.
…… However, it seems the beastkins also didn’t know “Why did the ancient dragon ask for such a thing?”
Anyway, there’s no information other than the client. And since the client would come to meet the girls after the beastkins found them, there was no need to know about it.
『With a little disguise, we would look like humans, we could collect information in the city, and based on that, we followed your odor trail. Because your unique smell hasn’t changed a little bit, it was fairly easy to follow』(Wolf)
Apparently, these two beastkins seem to be the one the girls met before at the site of the excavation. So it seems that they remembered Mile and her smell. Therefore, they were chosen as the search/tracker.
Mile is stunned. “Stunned, a salad oil set!”
If you are told to have a bad smell, a strange smell, there are no girls who aren’t upset.
『No, no! That’s not it! It just your smell is a little different from normal humans. You don’t smell! It’s a good smell!』(Wolf)
As expected, the wolf beastkin tries to make excuses desperately for Mile, who seemed quite shocked, after thinking that it was a big apocalypse to say that the girl had a “unique smell”. However, that desperation further hurts Mile.
『Since you are away from humans, there’s no wonder that you have a unique smell. Don’t worry about it!』(Rena)
『…Rena, that’s not how to comfort someone…』(Maevis)
『…Then, back to the story…』(Pauline)
Finally, Mile was revived, Pauline took the initiative to continue the talk.
『So what are you going to do when you find us?』(Pauline)
Then two beastkins made a slightly bad face.
『Ah…, my bad…, but could I ask you to cast two fireballs straight up into the sky…』(Wolf?)
『No, that’s the signal to call the ancient dragon, who was hiding in the vicinity. But we can’t use magic…』(Wolf?)
Apparently, they chose magic as the signal, something that they couldn’t use.
『『『『…Idiot (baka)?』』』』(Red Oath)
We were originally told to call him after getting your consent, so that’s fine!
It would be hard to prepare for the smoke by burning firewood one by one!』(Wolf)
『…Then, should I cast now?』(Mile)
Rena, Pauline, and Mavis also nodded. Then Mile launched two fireballs toward the sky.
And after a while, one ancient dragon came flying. It seems that he only flew as high as the height of the trees so that he couldn’t be seen from far away.
Landing before Mile, the ancient dragon started talking.
“Long time no see, mysterious person …” (Beldetes)
“It’s me, Beldetes!” (Beldetes)
The ancient dragon, Beldetes, who seemed to be completely forgotten. However…
『No, it’s impossible for us to recognize!
Regardless of the humanoid being, the face of the same kind of fish and birds is the same, and the face of the ancient dragon is indistinguishable!
Do you also recognize our faces?
Are you just based on our clothes, smell, or magical power?』(Rena)
“Uh ……” (Beldetes)
Beldetes couldn’t argue with Rena.
Apparently, it seemed to be true.
『So, what is it for?』(Rena)
In response to Rena’s straight question, Beldetes also answered straight.
“…there’s a bit of a problem. You have to die.” (Beldetes)
Naturally, the four members of “Red Oath” screamed.
『That’s not “a little”!』(Rena)
Pauline shrugged her shoulders behind Rena, who rebutted against Beldetes.