In a Different World with a Smartphone Chapter 63
Black Tortoise and Infinite loop
「Now then、what shall I do with it」
Yesterday because we frolicked too much with everyone, today historic ruins have to be properly investigated. Is what I say, but I have no the slightest idea what is the best thing to do.
「Something that could make me be able to breath in the water… Or, if there would be magic or something, that keeps the water away」
「Enclose the perimeter of historic ruins with high barrier, and suck out all the water… or something」
Elsie brings out such a suggestion, but how much have to be sucked out, with that way.
「Ano… An idea somewhat came to my mind, but…」
Nervously, Lindsey raises her hand and speaks. Oya, it is unusual. It is words of Lindsey, who not often states her opinion. There is no mistaking, some good idea came to her mind.
「What-what. If you have somewhat a good idea, try to say it, you know」
「No, it is not something like an idea, but. By using Toyua-san`s [Long Sense], how about we try to expand the sense of sight, and… 」
…. That`s the way. Kuu, why I didn`t realize that. It is no good thing to also be stupid. After silently showing Lindsey ‘thumbs up’, I invoke [Long sense].
The sense of sight is expanded towards in the sea, from the entrance of ruins advancing towards inside.
「Well? Do you grasp something?」
「….. It is dark, I don`t make out anything….」
「What are you doing, already!」
Being retorted by Elsie, I fire [Light] in a hurry. I thought that if a ball of light was passed underwater, shouldn’t it have vanished, but that was not the case. Maa, it isn’t of Fire attribute after all.
Before long, on the perimeter of expanding sense of sight it started to become bright. Moving the sense of sight together with the ball of light, they are advancing to the stairs.
After descending for a little while, the big hall appeared. In the center there is stage with a drawn magic formation, it is surrounded by what looks like six lined up stands. On each of stands there are embedded magic stones, red, blue, brown, green, yellow, purple. The six attribute, with an exception of no-attribute, colors were shining.
There, being nothing other than that, is nothing especially particular in this place. There are no treasure chests and the like. Things such as inscriptions, there are also no things like that. So, it is just that ?
Returning the sense of sight, I convey what I saw to Rin as it is. The chief of fairy tribe folds her arms for a short while, pondering, but before long, she opened her mouth.
「That is most likely a transfer formation」
「Probably by activating six attributes, magic formation in the center is transferring towards somewhere, you know. Like your [Gate] does, doesn’t it 」
Fumu. So it is a transfer equipment, used for movement. Possibly, in olden days when the water level was not up to here, it might have been used quite frequently. When is was submerged in water with passage of time, it could no longer be used by anyone, is what I think.
「It is a place, which I want to activate somehow, however…. ., if there isn’t a method to reach that far in any way, it cannot be helped」
Notwithstanding Rin, who stopped pondering anymore, while being held in arms of Yumina, Kohaku`s voice called out to me.
「What is it？ Kohaku」
『Manipulating all that water, there is one person on my mind that can resolve Master’s troubles』
Leaving the sandy beach, on the ground near rocky area, in accordance with Rin`s magic a big magic formation was drawn.
「You know, that normally, in summoning magic, you can`t do such thing as summon a specific companion ？」
『I will mix my spiritual power with Masters magical power. When calling in this state, those guys will certainly react, and will, I think, respond to the summon 』
Kohaku parried Rin`s words smoothly. It is that, you can call in such a way. What an underhanded-like trick.
「Even so, to summon 『Genbu』…. . With that child being called『Byakko』it is still surprising, but another animal is impossible already」
「My-my, if you worry about this type of thing about Toyua-dono, it would be a loss-degozaruyo」
Yae soothes Rin who again is grumbling, and they leave go out from magic formation.
『I think we can do the summoning, but I don’t know what kind of contract condition those guys will seek. Their temperament is not wild, but because they are slightly strange…』
「Say, from a while ago you call them [Those guys], however, isn’t it one animal ?」
『What are you saying, They are twenty four [Genbu]. Maa, if you try to summon them, you will understand』
Maa, so it is also like that, isn`t it. For now, I will give it a go.
Standing before the magic square, I start concentrating magical power of darkness attribute. In the center of magic formation a thick fog begins to drift, and before long that fog gradually becomes darker. In that direction, Kohaku who was standing nearby starts to mix my magical power with the fog. When speaking correctly, it seems like that is Kohaku`s spiritual power, but I won`t care about minor details.
「Oh the one, who rules winter and water, north ways and high mountains. Answer my voice. Respond to my request, show thy figure 」
From the filling fog, suddenly, enormous magical power was born. No, that is also the thing called spiritual power. Similar to that time with Kohaku, I sense the wave of an electric-like magic power (spiritual power?).
When the fog clears up, there was a gigantic tortoise. Its size is around 4 meters. A land tortoise, that is.
It has exactly four legs. However, although I call it a tortoise, it is a tortoise, which looks like a monster, if I had to say so. It is resembling a monster, like the one I saw in the cinema, with shell from which a jet was sprout out and used to fly in the air.
And then, furthermore on this monster, there was black serpent twining around. That one also is large too. Is it around the size of anaconda? With a scale shining like a black pearl and gold pupils. Those eyes was turned in the direction of me and Kohaku.
『Aara ? As I thought, isn’t this Byakko. It has been a while, have you been well?』
『It has been a while, Genbu』
『N, Mo, despite that it is fine to call me [Gen-chan], how un・kind・ly』
How light. What is with this serpent. This fellow talks surprisingly familiarly. However, his voice is somehow audacious. Transexual-like …. .
『Now then, that oni-san over here is ？』
『My master, Mochizuki Touya』
『Master, you say？』
Being startled, the tortoise looked this way. The glance, which looked like it was appraising you completely, was pointed to me. I was imagining the grim voice of ossan or jii-san because of this appearance but, surprisingly unexpected, what I heard was a voice more feminine than the voice of snake from before. Some fox-ish impression that was.
『This sort of human is a master… . You have fallen, Byakko 』
『You can say whatever you want. Shortly, this is a gentleman who can also become your guys master』
Kohaku makes a cool face and wards off the tortoise`s provocation. I’m being looked at with the angry eyes from tortoise and inquisitive eyes from the serpent. Things like that are troublesome.
『Very well, the one called Touya. To see if you are worthy to make a contract with us, we will have you undertake a test 』
「It is fine, but what am I to do? 」
『Fight with us. If until sunset you are able to stand your ground in one piece, we will make a contract in acknowledgement of your power. However, if you go out of magic formation, lose your spirit or we are not able to attack you, there won`t be a contract』
You don`t say, that it will be my win if I bring you down. Are you thinking, that you cannot lose. Based on what I heard from Kohaku because it seems that defence of those guys is great, it is expected that they have self-confidence to that extent.
「It is fine, if I am able to stand until sunset, right?」
『That is so. It is also fine to evade. If you can continue to evade until sunset, that is 』
Tortoise answers, with sending out a laughter, which sounds like it is making fun of me. Ah, now I feel offended.
The size of magic formation is approximately 20 meters in diameter. It is to an extent, that you won’t be able to to continue evading as much. Because now is about just before noon, until sunset is 6~7 hours, isn`t it? There is a limit on how long you can continue evading, I think.
Maa, I guess, the other side will be aiming at that. Sorry but it won`t go that way.
「I got it. Then, let`s do this, shall we?」
「To, Touya-san, will you be okay?」
I wonder if Yumina is worrying about me. While looking up at me, her seemingly anxious voice came out. How kind. In order to give her a piece of mind, I gently brush her golden head. There is no need to worry about anything.
「It is okay. Maa, I think, I will be able to manage somehow」
Leaving with saying so, I enter into the magic formation. Tortoise was still laughing, but, well, it is okay for it to do as it likes.
『You are surprisingly calm, aren’t you 』
『Just for this bravery, I guess I will praise you. Then, come ! 』
In order to inform about the start of the battle, tortoise goes ‘gogaaaaaaa!’ with raising a roar. As I thought, it is a monster, this fellow.
Maa, the victory goes to the one, who makes the first move.
With a thud, serpent and tortoise fall down creating an earth tremor. With that big body, there won’t be significant damage.
While the effect of the slip is effective, I take out a bullet from the back pouch on the waist and begin to apply the magic on it.
As usual this time, I invoke another magic, and set up a mechanism on the bullet.
Invoke condition：Slip effect termination moment ／
Stop condition：Cancellation order of caster／
All right. With this, the arrangements are done.
I drive the finished bullet into the ground under the tortoise’s feet, who tries to stand up.
Swish ! and again tortoise falls down creating an earth tremor. Each time it tries to stand up, a grand sound reverberates and shakes the nearby ground with vibrations.
「You……are you a demon？」
Rin turns her scornful gaze in my direction, looking to be shocked. At her feet, while laughing, Kohaku was rolling on the ground like crazy. Looks like it hit the nail. Even Pola is holding her abdomen and earnestly rolling. Really, how much [Program] is allowing you to do. That is 200 years of crystallization, isn’t it.
「On the expiring of slip effect, switch activates and another slip is invoked. When that slip expires, there will be another slip… It is an eternal loop, isn’t it. Normally, should the magic power be cut out, it expected to end, you know? 」
To tell the truth, yesterday, when I saw Pola on the beach doing a loop, I came to my mind, and it turned out splendidly. About magic, because its recovery rate exceeds the consumption rate, there is no problem.
「Afterward, all that is left is to wait here until the sunset. If I’m not mistaken, we have brought the bento, ain`t we, Lindsey 」
「Ah, Yes. We brought them, but」
Is Lindsey okay? Making that face, she looks in the direction of [Genbu], who continues to fall over. I have not violated any rule, you know ?[How do I say this…. I`m feeling pity -degozaru…] [Touya in place like that, because up until now I also have seen various things, however, I think that it is fine to somewhat more consider the other party. …… reading the mood]
Somehow, the talk is heavy. But, match is a match, rules also are not violated, if you can win safely, then that is the best, is what I think.
After opening the bento, I stuff my cheeks with Clair-san`s special made sandwich. Delicious. Ham and cheese are the best.
That vegetable salad is also delicious. Dressing is again superb.
「Moo、the ground shakes again and again、it is regrettable」
「「「「「(You are) terrible！」」」」」