Never Die Extra - Chapter 47
Chapter 47 – Evan D. Sherden, Watering Seeds (2)
Evan D. Sherden, Watering Seeds (2)
Was it finally the time for Miraseul’s necklace to evolve? Of course, Evan didn’t have the spirit of rejoicing immediately.
While the necklace was shining brightly, he fixed his gaze at the Princess, who was still looking at his fist and frowning.
“What do you mean saving their life?”
“No more. They must be all dead.”
The Princess opened her eyes then looked at Evan.
There seemed to be no intention of reproach in the tone. She was just purely curious. She asked Evan.
“Why did you kill them?”
“Should I intimidate her? It isn’t very meaningful.” Evan remembered the moment when the battle with her took place in Yo-Ma Great War 4.
“When she became a tamer and came out as an enemy, she was using extremely strong monsters. I thought it was just an enemy’s corruption.”
It was not an illusion. That was the true ability of Princess Serena. Evan did not know he was going to meet her here like this.
“I’m?meeting a monster tamer.”
Monster Tamers, who had the ability to control monsters in whose instincts it is engraved to oppose humans literally.
It was a mighty power in itself, and there were very few people born with this ability, so the proper training method was unknown, but those who grew up properly were truly strong.
Their character shows the dignity acquired by manipulating an uncountable number of monsters.
“Demihuman and Urakea from Yo-Ma Great War 1 were the only regular characters. The rest were all enemies, but they were terrifying.”
They lead the monsters, but why they were terrifying, could only be felt properly when their power developed.
At first, they communicated with a weak monster,
their abilities grew in power as the monsters developed.
They can seduce stronger monsters, give accurate instructions to monsters, and permanently strengthen the monsters’ abilities that follow them, especially increasing their intelligence!
‘A monster with high intelligence… It was a disaster.’
Actually, in some sense, when it came to the player, the AI ??level that was set was the disaster! It was so terrifying in the game, but how would it be in reality?
‘If you grow them well, they can easily see the true ending, hidden ending, and DLC Perfect Clear in all the series endings even if they played alone. That was a level of talent that could not be compared to Evan, who had no aptitude. The gap between the sun and dust…
Thinking that way, he was very saddened by himself. Why was there this injustice, so much injustice!
However, on the one hand, the fate of the Princess, who couldn’t properly grow with such a great talent, was also depressing. Thinking about it, who in this court could discover the Princess and the monster tamer talent in her! There was a reason her talent had not been exposed for a long time!
“You tell me, why did you kill those children?”
The Princess asked him again. Evan faced Serena’s bright pink eyes and thought about excuses for a while, then quit. Why does he have to twist the answer? What was he afraid of?
He just answered, honestly. There was nothing to hide as he was just caught summoning and killing a monster.
“It is for me to stay alive. By summoning and killing these, I become stronger. If you become stronger, you can survive. That’s all.”
“Okay, then I can’t help it. Evan shouldn’t die. In this world, weak people are eaten.”
But the answer that came back was beyond his imagination. Evan could not laugh at the Princess’s seemingly defiant words.
The words were so outrageous that he couldn’t figure out where to tackle them, but he didn’t hate hearing the narratives as he knew that she didn’t just make them up.
“You know what then, can’t you just let these ones go?”
“Yes, they won’t run away, so please take them out.”
Then the Princess made a strange sound again. Evan questioned his ears inadvertently, but soon afterward, he felt odd as if he knew what the sound was.
Miraseul’s necklace was vibrating greatly. His eyes turned around, unintentionally lifting the necklace. Until now, the jewels were glowing a little, but this time the jewels were glowing red thoroughly.
“Wow, it’s pretty.”
“You like this?”
As he concentrated his consciousness on the necklace, he quickly grasped the necklace’s ability that had leveled up. First of all, the ability he recently practiced with the most concentration, adjusting the size of the slime!
It was now possible, quite freely. If he practiced a little more, it would even be possible to call out two slimes in one hand!
‘Okay, that’s a very good thing… But more than that.’
More importantly, it was possible to summon attribute slimes.
Attribute slime refers to a slime that appears at the beginning of the dungeon.
Of course, it is stronger than the basic slime and has the power of its attribute, but it is still weak!
“I recognized it when I had first seen it as a red gem, but it’s a fire slime…”
“I love fire too, but if I put it here, the flowers will burn.”
“Then shall we go to the fountain?”
Evan followed Serena’s back and moved to the fountain. Miraseul’s necklace kept vibrating.
Now he understood Serena’s words. This is a hidden trait of Meirasle’s necklace.
Among the simple summons, there was an option to summon elite monsters with a very rare probability!
The moment when the necklace vibrated was the timing. Of course, even if you call it an elite, it’s still a slime!
“And now the elite is begging for a life instead of me killing it.”
Of course, Evan was not a monster tamer, so he couldn’t understand its intention.
In the first place, it wasn’t even possible for him to have summoned it yet, but the ability of Princess Serena was how he could understand the intention of the monster.
But if it was real… It would be better to try it at least once, rather than killing the elite as soon as it was summoned because this may have been a precious “contract opportunity” for a princess who usually did not have a chance to meet monsters.
“Shall we summon it then?”
“Yes, he also wants to come out quickly.”
Serena also apparently recognized what he was trying to do.
He carefully placed the earthworm in his hand a little away, and then he stood with his arms open. It meant that he was ready.
Evan took a short deep breath. Hopefully, the slime would not harm the Princess.
It might do it. It is a slime, but it is also an elite slime of fire property. If it was trying really hard, she might even suffer from severe burns.
‘”ust as it shows suspicious behaviour I’ll kill it.”
Evan nodded after several simulations of grabbing slime in his head and popping it. The neckband trembled as if it knew its fate. He laughed and spread his palms, then…
[Moon woo woo!]
She summoned an elite slime of fire property.
” the Princess immediately cheered. Evan had no choice but to agree. Even in the game, as they do not go hunting for slime on purpose,
Fire slime was an existence that could not be easily seen, but now that it looks like it’s appearance itself was different from the normal slime.
“It looks like a gem.”
“Yes, it’s like a glowing jewel!”
Evan laughed again at the witty expression of the Princess. The expression of glowing jewels was truly accurate.
The elite slime’s surface was covered with red, semi-transparent, fine scale-like things, and the scales reflected sunlight exactly like a jewel.
Still, the inside remained red and slimy, so it literally looked like a flowing jewel.
“Evan, are you giving me this? Really? Thanks!”
“I can’t control it anyway. So, I can give it to the Highness as much as I can, but before that.”
Thought verification was necessary. Evan’s eyes flashed, and the slime sitting quietly on Evan’s palm shook and trembled.
It flowed down from his hand and fell to the floor.
Then it started to shake back and forth, and then shake left and right. The Princess cheered and clapped at once.
“Cute. It’s a little smaller than an earthworm, but it’s cute!”
“… … Okay, I’ll give you a temporary pass.”
[Mo, mo, woo.]
It expressed its willingness to obey perfectly, but Instructor Evan’s scoring was severe.
Slime elite was depressed and shook. However, the Princess raised it up.
“Princess, it’s dangerous!”
“It’s not dangerous. Are you?”
[Mo… … woo?!]
At the moment when it seemed that the Evan would kill it even if it was not in the wrong, the slime really agreed with the Princess’s question!
What a desperate expression would the slimes have made that Evan had already killed?
Evan could not even understand half of what they were trying to say.
“If all slimes are like this, it would be quite difficult for me to practice slime training.”
“Usually, he says they have no idea. He said that you could just kill them because they only had the instinct to melt, burn, or freeze everything that comes before their eyes rather than trying to save their own life.”
“Who said it?”
The Princess said, pointing to the slime that quietly slept in her arms. It was already named Ruby. At that moment, a faint light came from its body. It meant there was an establishment of a contract.
The Princess, who held Ruby ??in her arms, admired it with Evan in front of her.
“From just a while ago, Ruby’s thoughts could be read more clearly by me.”
“I call it a contract, Princess. Make friends with this monster, stay with it, and strengthen it… … If you can raise it well, then they will protect the Princess too.”
“Contract… … Can you do that with an earthworm?”
“No, only with monsters.”
He wanted to ask why she liked bugs so much, but the monster tamer’s aptitude was so excellent that even the general creature’s doctor would be able to tell that it was because of her talent.
But anyway, with this, she completed her first contract with a Monster. That was important. In particular, the first contract needed to be made at the age of 10, unlike the original history.
“Because she made a contract with a monster somehow, she may be able to develop her aptitude in the future. It’s kind of like that the contract target is just a slime, but if you keep a contract with any monster and then develop it, that is what strengthens the power of the monster tamer.”
At least, she won’t have to take on the role of “the helpless kidnapped princess,” which seems to appear in fairy tales quite a lot.
Even if she is kidnapped, it will be like “a princess who is kidnapped after fighting confidently against the enemy”. Evan thought that the difference between the two would not be huge.
“I wish I could live my own life, not just swinging around people like this.”
“I can’t help it anymore. It’s just a little bit, very little hint. Just give her a hint and leave. So that she can pioneer her life! Just a little!”
Evan sighed and said to the Princess, thinking that there was a really long way for him to go in the future.
“I… I think I know a little about the princess’ abilities. Would you like to listen?”
“If I hear all that, can I sign a contract with the worms?”
“Uh… Maybe someday?”
Evan lied a little.
The Princess’s answer was, of course, yes without a need to say anything.