Atelier Tanaka Volume 1 &2 Chapter 15 Part 1
Atelier Tanaka Chapter 15 Part1 Dragon Extermination 5 Part 1
This is bad. This Ancient Dragon is incredibly dangerous.
The fight with Christina had been going on for quite some time now. The battle started during the day, but the time now is probably close to midnight.
During that time Ive been flying around shooting fireballs at her.
Ive had no chance to use the toilet during this fight. Due to the urine in my pants, right now theyre making a strange squelching sound whenever I move.
This battle may seem very fantastical, but the situation in my pants is very real.
Yo-youre quite an impressive lizard.
Obviously, Ive had no way to keep hydrated during the fight.
As might be expected, Im incredibly tired.
Im so thirsty.
Shut up, you insolent human!
A large magic formation forms in front of Christina.
The dragon could use several other types of magic in addition to the recovery magic she used earlier. She could shoot fireballs similar to what I use, cause huge storms, or even fire large lightning bolts.
Thanks to this, Ive been having a hard time so far.
Without my flying magic, I would certainly be dead by now. Though I dont know how effective flying magic would be at level 1, based on how many close-calls Ive had with level 55 flying magic, I doubt it would be useful. With a lower level of flying magic, I doubt Id be able to move around so easily or even be able to shoot the fireball while flying.
This time, there were ten or twenty pillars of ice formed in the sky. They were probably about the size of the main guns on the battleship Yamato. Then, all at once, the ice pillars came flying at me. I could feel my skin start to freeze as they approached me.
Id like to crush them up and put them in water. Im so thirsty.
Sorry but..I cant die just yet!
I feel like the speed of her barrage has doubled.
I create some distance between us and avoid her attack. I casually avoid the ice pillars as I fly through the air. I must look so cool right now.
Its almost like Ive become a fighter pilot.
Because Im so thirsty I have little energy left. So tired. So thirsty. I want to drink a lot.
Guu, stop running around so much!
Its not my fault youre so slow.
I shoot my fireball out after avoiding all of her attacks.
The fireball hits her right on the chin.
A somewhat cheesy monster scream echoes out through the surrounding area.
That was the 81st fireball.
Id say Ive hit about 30% of my attacks. Man, I seriously want to drink something.
After all, it is quite difficult to shoot a fireball while also flying. On top of that, the dragon is flying around as fast as me. Even if the target is big, if my aim isnt perfect Im likely to miss.
Name Christina Sex Female Race Ancient Dragon Level 2983 Job Backpacker HP 3000200/9950000 MP 850000/8900000 STR 1537500 VIT 677402 DEX 922994 AGI 220442 INT 778030 LUC 23329
I probably only need to hit her eleven or twelve more times.
I still need to try my hardest.
This is how my status looks right now.
Name Tanaka Sex Male Race Human Level 78 Job Alchemist HP 78909/78909 MP 188300000/188300000 STR 7375 VIT 9560 DEX 10800 AGI 7910 INT 12922000 LUC 229
My stats havent gone down at all. The dragon, on the other hand, is barely hanging in there.
If its like this, I can win.
I cant relax just yet; I need to stay focused.
As long as I can endure the stench and discomfort from my pants, I can win.
Im so close to victory now.
After you acted all powerful before, this is all youre capable of?
I unconsciously start acting aggressive.
I actually feel quite good at the moment.
My words seemed to break Christina. She was now just standing completely still.
Nnuuooooooooooo! Dont fuck around with me!
The dragons personality seemed to completely change.
Thats when I noticed something out of the corner of my eye. The rest of my companions were standing there. At the front of the group was the blonde Lolita.
Despite being at least 100 meters away, the dragon closed the distance in an instant. Does she have some kind of turbo mode?
I tried to rush over to her, but the dragon arrived before me.
Why would a dragon feel the need to take a hostage during a fight with a human opponent?
I cant help but panic a little in this situation.
Inside the massive hand of the dragon was the small figure of Ester.
The blonde lolita let out a scream.
Apparently, she had no time to escape.
Weve already recovered the liver so why are they still here? Behind the blonde Lolita, the rest of the party could be seen.
I wonder if they were waiting for me.
Im a little happy, but this may lead to our defeat.
I mean if they had already got supplies from the airship and left they couldve already had dinner prepared. Sophichan is the one that normally makes dinner. I can see it now; the soup boiling in a large pot.
Ah, such a good smell.
Looking at Sophichan now, she seems to be incredibly frightened.
The image of the dinner in my mind was shattered by the dragon. The giant gusts of wind created by the dragons wings bring me back to reality.
Except for the blonde Lolita, everyone was knocked to the ground and sent rolling.
Wh-What are you planning to do with her!?
I chased after Christina yelling this to her. She slowly turned around to look me in the face.
Ester looks tiny in the large hands of the dragon.
It seems like if the dragon wanted to, she could kill Ester with the slightest movement of her hand.
If you dont want me to kill this girl, dont move from that place.
This is the moment where the last boss resorts to underhanded methods.
I have to be smart here.
.Youre just a lizard after all. Youre even below a lowly lizardman.
Shut up! Do not open your mouth again!
The dragon smashed its wing into my side.
Because the blonde Lolita was being held hostage, I had no choice but to stay still. The force behind the dragons wing sent me flying to the ground.
I could see the ground quickly approaching and then everything went black.
I could tell I was seriously injured. I couldnt even move my fingers.
Im in an intense amount of pain.
I didnt even know someone could be in this amount of pain and remain conscious.
Name Tanaka Sex Male Race Human Level 78 Job Alchemist HP 3/78909 MP 188300000/188300000 STR 7375 VIT 9560 DEX 10800 AGI 7910 INT 12922000 LUC 229
Im in serious trouble of dying here.
Just barely safe after that attack.
My breathing is ragged and Im barely able to heal myself.
Just standing was difficult. When I was younger I was hit by a car. Even at that time, I wasnt in this much pain. My vision was turning black. I seriously thought I was going to die after that attack. My pants were ripped to shreds and I clearly lost control of my bowels at some point.
My breathing increases with the rising tension.
Im still in an unbelievable amount of pain.
It doesnt seem like youre all that durable.
T-Thats because Im a normal human being!
Dont be ridiculous! Theres no way a normal human could pose a threat to me!
We stare into each others eyes. One man, one animal.
In the middle of this, the blonde Loli could be heard screaming out.
..Yo-you dont ne-ne-ne-need to be worried about me!
Shes trying to be brave.
Thats not really fitting for her character.
Either way, its not like I can even move in this situation.
I want to do everything I can to save her.
I cant do that. After all, were members of the same party. Theres no way I can sacrifice a party member. Well all return home and have a drink together.
I answer like a proper gentleman.
Esters eyes widen and she tries to speak.
No matter who you turn into an enemy, I will never abandon you.
But I have no intention of dying here.
If the enemy uses recovery magic, then I will use recovery magic. Recently, in fantasy games, there were spells that could be set on a target continuously. Spells like Reraise and Re-hoimi that I wanted to try my own versions of. (TN: Reraise revives an ally after death and is from Final Fantasy. I think Re-hoimi is from Dragon Quest and it heals after every attack.)
I used the spell similar to Reraise to withstand that attack from a little while ago.
Ill need my passive magic recovery to be at full power.
I cant afford to conserve any MP here.
Im hoping this will make me a bit more durable. Please.
As long as I dont get one-hit killed, my recovery magic should be able to heal me quick enough between each attack.
There are other things to consider. Like what if Im crushed by the dragon, but surely Ill be able to endure that. I have to believe it.
Thank you very much.
Whats wrong? Are you scared?
Christina grew confident after seeing my internal struggle.
If its like this, I have no choice but to respond now.
I try to hide my true feelings and act as confident as possible.
I must remain completely composed.
For me and for the blonde Loli.
I tried to show Ester my bravest smile.
I then slowly raised my hand into the air.
Christinas face stiffens.
Naturally, because Im focused on my recovery magic, I dont fly towards her. Instead, I stood there enveloped in a glowing white light. I can feel the magic start to pulsate through me. The magic makes me feel very powerful, its the complete opposite feeling of being an unemployed virgin.
If youre confident you can defeat me, please do not hesitate. [Tanaka]
Name Tanaka Sex Male Race Human Level 78 Job Alchemist HP 78909/78909 MP 3000/188300000 STR 7375 VIT 9560 DEX 10800 AGI 7910 INT 12922000 LUC 229
Just by seeing how much my MP has gone down, I can see how difficult continuous healing is to use. Continuous recovery. It uses a massive amount of MP when I focus seriously on it. I can hopefully withstand any attack and have time to recover after.
The day before yesterday, when I used it to heal the damage to my heart after witnessing Team Orgy, my MP was in the same situation. At that time, the noble mage had to rush me to my room. Yet, my heart never recovered.
Are you wondering what to do? Are you scared of me?[Tanaka]
Even after the initial activation of the passive recovery, the spell seems to need a massive amount of MP to stay active. As long as I have it active I wont have much MP to use for anything else. My MP is recovering slowly, but compared to normal its barely even increasing.
Based on the speed its recovering, Id guess it would take all night to fully recover.
That means, by using this I can no longer attack. If I dont go to a purely supportive role in the party I wont be able to regenerate any MP. Also, I feel completely exhausted when Im glowing like this.
Im superior to you. Ill make your death as painful as possible.
I braced myself for Christinas attack.
Shes aiming to kill me with her next attack.
I was hit with a multitude of attacks from her wings, tail, and magic.
However, my body was able to withstand it.
I received the wave of attacks, but my health never reached zero. Like a gas gauge on a car constantly in the red but it never reaches empty.