Well . Here’s chapter 5 .
5 Chapter of a new home
I gave up escaping the dungeon .
If I were to simply roam around here, all I can see is the end of my life .
Whether it’s monster or human, they are formidable enemies for me .
Written as formidable enemy, it doesn’t read as rival or friend .
It’s the one that really life threatening dangerous .
Fortunately, the monsters that appear in this small passage are not that fast enough .
Otherwise, I couldn’t have succeeded in escaping .
My body of this spider is relatively quick .
Probably my speed now is better than my previous life .
. . . . . I’m sorry .
I put up a vanity .
In fact, besides quickness, my physical abilities are also better than my previous life .
In the first place, before I was reborn, I was an indoor type .
Well, it is obvious that a wild spider has higher physical abilities .
When I was a human, my only physical ability that I could be proud of is my thumb’s movement trained by playing games . ( TL note: lol . . seriously?)
Well, let’s put this topic away .
In other words, that’s how I can escape .
But I can’t keep on running forever .
I would be dead if they launch a pincer attack and it’s not weird that there are monsters faster than me .
In addition, I am seriously hungry now .
You can’t go to the war with an empty stomach .
I might just die from starvation if this continues .
Let’s think about it .
Q, What does a spider eat?
A, Insects .
Oufu . . . . . ( おうふ TL note: not sure about the translation for this )
Isn’t it obvious .
So, this is what you called to satisfy one’s belly .
Furthermore, it’s impossible to judge that my prey is limited to insects due to my size .
Probably my preys are such as monsters and another one . . . well I don’t want to think about it though . . . humans .
In the first place, my siblings prey on each other immediately after they are born .
A parent-like huge spider ate its child like nothing happened . My race probably thinks that all creatures except oneself are their preys .
Or rather, in such a cave, there’s no other option than that .
I wonder what the deer-like monster that I met in the huge passage eat?
Is it a carnivore pretending of being a herbivore?
Well, there’s no use even if I think about it .
I’m worried about my meal now .
Look’s like there’s no choice .
I’m going to die from starvation if I don’t do something now .
If I don’t want to eat it (Monsters or Humans), then I must eat any strange thing I can find here .
Let’s be prepared for it .
Now that I’m prepared, it’s time to decide what to eat .
Of course there’s no food to be found nearby .
Since there’s no food nearby, I need to look for it now .
To put this bluntly, the probability of me to win against a monster here is near to 0% .
The passage in the maze I’m currently in is more narrow than the huge passage from before .
And there’s no monsters that gives out a ‘impossible to win’ aura like that huge spider and the dragon-like monster in the huge passage .
The monsters here only had the size of a human .
Still, it’s impossible for me to win against it .
Why? you say . It’s because I never fought before!
If it’s a game then it’s my forte though .
Because game and reality are different .
2D and 3D are different .
I cannot be concerned about my appearance when it’s the time for me to fight .
Though I’m hungry now, but it haven’t reach the limit yet .
Then, I should secure food like how a spider does it .
Speaking of a spider, it’s thread!
The spider makes its nest with special viscous threads and catches its prey with it .
I think that the topography in this cave is quite suitable .
At any rate, I can spread my thread all over the place .
Now that it’s decided, it’s time to make my new home!
First, I produce a thread .
Was it the bottom? The part where thread comes out .
When I was thinking about it, the thread came out .
I don’t remember producing such a thing .
Furthermore, it keeps on extending .
Don’t tell me that the thread came out from my bottom ever since I started moving?
Uwa, somehow it’s kinda embarrassing!
Looks like I didn’t notice all the time that I was releasing thread .
What to do with this thread?
Well, it might be useful but for the being let’s cut the source and leave it for now .
Now, let’s start building my nest!
I know that I can produce thread .
I just need to spread my thread in accordance with the surface of the cave .
I think that I’m rather skillful but can I spread it well?
There was a time I thought about it .
I am satisfied when I see my completed web .
A magnificent spiderweb was spread to block the passage in the cave .
Is this a spider’s instinct?
My body moved by its own when I started making the web and before I knew what was going on, the web has been completed .
However, I only made the lower half of the web here .
The upper half was made 1 meter away from the lower half .
Why did I do such thing?
I want to secure an escape road just in case .
Now, I am at the T-shaped intersection .
I spread my web on each passage, blocking each one of them .
However, I can’t escape if I block it up completely .
I don’t think there is but there’s a possibility that someone might breakthrough the web that I spread .
Therefore, I left a hole on purpose just to be able to escape in case of an emergency .
Monsters without intelligence will get caught in the lower half web .
Flying monsters will get caught in the upper half web .
I managed to secure safety because I’m surrounded by webs in all 3 directions and I had also prepared an escape route just in case something happens .
The completion of the ideal shut-in space!
My magnificent home .