Published at 14th of January 2021 02:55:22 PM
My partner strains her arms as she glares at the manticore .
“It’s finally okay to struggle, right?”
W-wait a second! Before you get ready for battle, let me check its status! I want to eliminate any reason to be worried!
Plus, if we can, I’d like to aim for the moment it shows an opening . Until we see an opening or it seems suspicious, please stay as you are .
“…Fine, I’ll be careful . ”
also, you should crush its legs! So if it’s somehow able to slip away, we can chase it! When I undo the humanisation, please focus on that as much as possible!
“…Cheh . Argh, I got it already . ”
I get why you’re irritated, but it’s gotten away from us two times now . It won’t get a third time . This time we’ll take it down .
Its status is…
[Nekomata: Lv -] [Onmitsu: Lv 4] [Presence Sense: Lv 6] [Grisha Language: Lv 1]
[Physical Resistance: Lv 4] [Magic Resistance: Lv 5] [Fire-attribute Resistance: Lv 3] [Poison Resistance: Lv 2][Paralysis Resistance: Lv 4]
[Paralysis Claw: Lv 7] [Paralysis Bite: Lv 8] [Humanisation Technique: Lv 8] [Sandstorm: Lv 6] [Needle Body: Lv 9]
[Cunning: Lv 6] [Obsession: Lv 6] [Chaser: Lv 9] [Cat’s Pride: Lv 3] [Wind Runner: Lv 7] [Final Evolution: Lv -]
Great, it hasn’t changed much .
I also want to properly understand its characteristic skills . One of them should have something to do with [Humanisation Technique] . I don’t want to rely on God’s Voice that much, but there’s no helping it .
【Characteristic Skill [Nekomata]】
【The user becomes good at deceiving people . A characteristic skill possessed mainly by cat-type monsters . 】
【The MP consumption of [Humanisation Technique] is greatly reduced . 】
As I thought, it’s that one . It reduces MP consumption of [Humanisation Technique]… I see . If I had the same skill collecting skill that the slime had, I’d want to steal it right away . I’ll have to be careful that this sneak attack on it lands .
Perhaps suspicious that its live food is standing resolute, its glares at my partner . Indeed, if she doesn’t act a bit more scared, it’d notice something’s off .
Even Yarg was that frightened of the manticore . There’s no way that someone who was brought over to be live food for it could have this much composure . Partner, please act scared little bit more scared…
She screams, scrabbling with the rope binding her arms, as she runs away from the manticore . She runs slowly, not in such a way as to create too much distance . That monotone scream was just a dragon sound though!
“Ahh! That’s why I wanted to cut your rope!”
Tatark shouts . I thought he was joining in on the act, but a look at his face makes it clear that’s not the case . He’s serious .
The manticore moves to pin down my partner with its foreleg .
My partner stops running and turns around, tearing off the rope .
The manticore pins her with its forefoot, knocking her to the ground face-up .
The manticore’s mouth splits open into an eerie smile .
Argh! We got caught . With this, we can’t aim for its feet any more . Should I undo it already…? No, not yet . It’s not the right time yet .
The moment of predation is when living things are at their most vulnerable . Let’s aim for that .
My partner struggles, and the manticore frowns . She’s not able to get out of its grip, however . During [Humanisation Technique], physical status values are halved . Our current strength isn’t enough .
The manticore’s mouth draws closer . Once it’s close enough, the angle puts us in a blind spot . This is it .
Howling, she swings her arm towards a fang . I focus on the arm . Heat runs through it as though our blood is boiling, and it expands .
The force of the impact of her fist raises a cloud of dust . The sensation of her claw tearing into the manticore’s flesh is transmitted to me . Probably, that’s the manticore’s gums we’re tearing through .
She continues on to gouge out flesh with her claw, tearing it apart . Nerve-and-all, the manticore’s fang flies out into the cloud of dust .
A screams resounds from deeper into the cloud, and I feel the manticore’s presence receding . As the cloud of dust fades, I see that only our arm has expanded, becoming black and rugged .
Only the arm has gone back to dragon-form . The manticore did something similar earlier, so I tried it out and, as I’d thought, I can do it too .
My partner kicks off the ground, chasing after the forefoot of the retreating manticore .
Her claw digs deeply into the flesh of its front leg . Its thick skin is split and chunks of meat dance through the air .
Following up, she slams her fist into its chin . Its huge body scrapes across the ground as it’s sent flying .
“…Didn’t have to hold on that long”
She lets out a bitter complaint… S-sorry .
“Wh-what?! You, what are you!?”
Yarg shouts while illuminating us with the lantern that Tatark had thrown . Nearby, Tatark’s mouth opens in shock .
Deeper in the cave, the manticore’s eyes shine .
This time, I fully undo [Humanisation Technique] . Heat runs through our body as it swells in size .
With our body returned to normal, the manticore’s anger fades as its face pales . It’s too late to notice we have the same skill as you .
I howl out together with my partner .