Heya guys, Raizu is here.
Here is a new chapter for you. Unfortunately no new progress between MC and the heroines. But, the MC made some progress with Frey. Slowly and steady~
In another note, Frey seems made good relationship with the goblins. Dang, I recalled some ero-doujinshi because of this.
The last day of Frey’s intensive training. When I got up in the morning, some goblins including Musashi evolved.
Musashi evolved into a [Samurai Goblin], while the other goblins who helped me with ceramics evolved into [Artist Goblin].
As promised, I passed a sword to Musashi for his reward. It was given out from the many swords that were trial products that Trill-san made in order to create something like a kodachi for me. (EN: kodachi = short sword)
It was exactly perfect for Musashi who became the height of an average elite.
Moreover, Musashi acquired the 【Insight】 skill. (TL: could be mind’s eye.) (EN: yeah, but I like insight better)
【Insight】 is a good balanced skill that can be used for attack and evasion.
It wasn’t a supernatural power, it could predict the trajectory of an attack based on the information until just before the opponent, what should the reaction be to how the opponent is going to perform an attack, in other words it was a skill to understand whether you defend or evade.
All the artist goblins have the 【Ceramic Art】 skill. Thanks to this skill I don’t have to rely on Amy alone to fire the pottery.
Well, it takes three artist goblins to do about the same work that Amy by herself could perform. (TL: Amy got replaced by Goblins….)
Now, about Frey, this fellow also obtained new skills.
【Friend of Goblins】 and 【Metabolic Stimulation】. (TL: poor Frey-chan)
【Friend of Goblins】 skill was just what the name sounds like. Its effect was to understand what the goblins say somehow or another. (Raizu: Please stay as friends. Don’t need goblins x human girl love story)
Certainly, their relationship was quite good. When I returned yesterday, I was surprised that she was chatting while eating dinner in a circle with the goblins.
Next, her status seems to be strengthened only a little when near goblins.
Perhaps, I should take several goblins tomorrow as guards.
As for 【Metabolic Stimulation】, she seemed to have learned this by strengthening the body’s resilience when recovery magic was used whenever she collapsed in the training. The effect was promoting self-healing and physical strength recovery by energy consumption (food).
Though she becomes able to move about when using it, she gets terribly hungry as a result.
Because Frey was neither a slave or a subordinate monster, I could not use this skill. Next time, I should try continuously casting recovery magic on myself to see whether I can learn it.
“Now, though today is the last day, it would be better to fight against a human as much as possible.”
The real thing was tomorrow. To prepare for it, you should fight with a fellow whose physique is close to his to get the feel for it.
Including me, it was decided that Frey will carry out the final adjustments with Ayla.
“To start with, Ayla would you.”
“Yes, please leave it to me.”
Ayla and Frey faced off with each other.
With the start of the signal Ayla rushed to Frey. She might be able to close in before Frey can enter a position for interception.
Frey wasn’t fluttered by Ayla’s sudden behavior, while stepping back one step she extended the distance which managed to widen the space in which she can swing her halberd. She aimed at Ayla with a side sweep.
*Fwish* I heard a low sound caused from the wind that the halberd made. However, the tip of the halberd’s blade passed right before Ayla who had already finished decelerating by pushing against the ground with both feet outstretched to the width of her shoulders.
When the halberd passed, Ayla quickly leaned over and re-accelerated.
Frey who had her posture broken from the full power swing of the halberd, twisted her body as she was and gave further pursuit.
Ayla further dodges it by running through Frey’s pursuit. She tried to create distance where the halberd won’t reach in one go, and then reversed her body in an instant for close combat.
However, Frey noticed Ayla’s intention, she didn’t allow her to approach easily. The sound from the halberd cutting the air was heard many times.
So, several minutes have passed since the battle started, but the sound of a weapon was not heard. Ayla still has not even clashed blades with Frey yet and surpassed all the violent attacks of the halberd with evasion.
Naturally Frey also noticed, the interval between the sounds of the halberd’s swing was reduced more and more.
However, Ayla had finally stopped her feet which were her biggest weapon and started to evade with the so called swayback posture.
The halberd was a very long weapon, its flaw was that sharp turns were not effective. The level of Ayla’s evasion ability could be called abnormal. (TL: Roxane evasion!!)
From the beginning, I told Ayla to avoid Frey’s attack as much as possible to show this to Frey.
Therefore, Ayla doesn’t really attack or even use 【Hand of Protection】 which was a sword for defense.
In the long run, Frey’s physical strength withered and Ayla won without attacking.
I gave her a potion which immediately revived her physical strength. It would be better not to use 【Metabolism Stimulation】 so much because it seems bad for the body.
Well, I can’t really say whether potion recovery was good either.
In the first place, I don’t know the average life expectancy for humans in this world. Naturally, there also seems to be the race called elves which can live for hundreds of years.
“Now then, next is me.”
Frey and I faced each other. When our eyes met, Frey was frightened a little.
Well, that is also a considerable improvement during these 3 days, but still when I recall the match like that, I put a stop to remembering it by all means.
“Is it alright? Then, please begin.”
Normally, I overwhelm Frey using all my skills. However, Musashi’s 【Insight】 skill will do rather nicely for this task.
“Frey, stop the habit of overswinging or it will become dangerous.”
“Even so, the swing from the halberd is certainly strong, but coordination is weak. Use more thrust.”
“The opponent, only has to strike to attack you. Have that in mind from the beginning.”
“I-is that so.”
In this way, I convey Frey’s useless points in detail.
She really listens to me obediently probably because I convey the bad points while making her have a bitter experience by catching her off guard.
The final sparring with me was finished. Lastly, I hand her some antidote pills just in case she suffers a poison attack.
“Listen, the antidote is an insurance. Don’t think that it will be possible to swallow it during the duel.”
“Understood. I’m sorry for everything.”
“Then return that gratitude. Incidentally, the punishment games haven’t ended yet either.”
“Yeah, I will surely repay this kindness. Even if I win this duel or I’m defeated.”
Though that was very admirable, since we’ve gone this far, I want her to win.
“For the time being, you can repay me by winning this duel.”
With this, all the preparations are in good order. The rest of the time will be spent slowly preparing for the duel.
Under my supervision in the goblins’ village, the outdoor hot spring was constructed.
It was when we dug up material for making porcelain, due to the timing I utilized the hole effectively to construct an outdoor hot spring.
In other words, during these three days I’ve also had the field being prepared, and it is now complete today. For the heating of the water, the goblins I had left it to were the goblin mages.
Apparently, the goblin mages were quite active in the field. I heard they started the cultivation of plants that have magic for use as materials for various potions.
“Aaaa~. Such a good bath.”
As I thought as a Japanese I wanted someday to find a solution for a bath. The satisfaction rating is different from only cleaning oneself with the towel and bathing in cold water.
The size of the bathtub was good. It seems that the goblin village spent approximately one day to accumulate the water to accommodate a bathtub with the length and breadth of 10m.
I must think of some remedy here. For the time being, I made the remaining normal goblins into goblin mages to turn on the water by magic.
If that’s the case, how I will use the goblins, who use nothing but water magic, might become a problem on the battlefield.
Because the current goblin mages are fellows that can only use fire magic, it’s questionable whether they can properly learn water magic.
For the time being, it will be good to think about this later. I should be satisfied with this bath for now.
This time I’m by myself as a trial, but I’d like to enter with Ayla and the others eventually. The bath in the goblin village is required to be a mixed bath!!
Of course, after I’m done Ayla and the others can enter, then it will be opened to the goblins.
If they know the pleasantry in bathing, they will arbitrarily expand it and a second facility will be made.
And then, the outdoor mixed bath of the goblin village will someday become a sightseeing spot and then a big amusement facility!! (TL: goblins rape kita!!)
“Maybe it’s impossible~”
I turn back on being called, Frey, who had hid her body behind one towel, was standing there. As for the deep red face the cause was probably not just because of the hot water.
“Is it because you are a fool? You are a fellow who does such a cliched thing.”
Perhaps, she had probably came to return the favor for the intensive training. Frey had a surprised face and nodded when hearing that.
“Have you understood?”
After seeing through such a thing, Frey yielded for a moment. She seemed cold and it was irresponsible of me to let her stand there naked, so I told her to get in the hot water and immerse herself.
Frey touched the water with the tip of her foot several times, then finally immersed herself in the hot water.
She had an amazing face that had become sodden. In this world where baths were not seen, but you still have that?
“There are stories of the luxury of soaking oneself in a great deal of hot water.”
“Do you normally not enter?”
“Flora-sama does not take baths. Though I’ve entered a sauna several times a week, it has not been heard of soaking the body in a place where hot water was accumulated.”
There might not be baths. Certainly, when I said bath to Ayla and the others it didn’t seem to even ring a bell.
“And, you came here to return the favor?”
Right now, Frey was sitting in the furthest place from me. Well, it’s not so unnatural even if it did happen because I sat the furthest from the changing room.
Frey made up her mind and approached me. She sat next to me at a distance where her shoulder might or might not brush against me.
“Th-this is to repay the favor!!”
“No, you don’t understand!!”
When I heard her explanation, she seems to want to say that this was being done not as a punishment game but as repayment.
“Is that so?”
I’m good with both, but it seems like it’s an important thing for Frey.
She was still saying various things, but as it was troublesome, I caught Frey’s shoulder to draw her closer and rubbed her breasts. They were plump and felt good in their own way.
Frey tried to escape, but because her shoulder was held down, it was impossible.
“What happened? Didn’t you come here to do this?
Frey falters. Of course, I have determined her readiness. There was no need to take off your clothes if it was just to the extent of washing my back.
“I’ll stop if you hate it. Only, at that time, it’ll be a bit difficult so could you call Ayla and others? I won’t be able to calm down.”
Because I held Frey’s shoulder and stuck to her tightly, she rightly knows what kind of state I’m in very clearly.
“N-No, it is not.”
“Is that so? Then let’s continue. In order for you to do your best tomorrow, I’ll be as gentle as possible.”
“Y-yeah, please. Do so.”
Judging from the reaction, it must be her first time. Today, I put my emphasis in loving Frey without doing it til the end. It was not kindness. If she was in pain tomorrow, it will be impossible to fight and I will be troubled.
She was in a dreamy half-conscious state in the bathtub when I carried Frey, who could only let out [Ah~] and [Uu~], and took her along to her room.
Because there was still tomorrow, it would be a problem if she caught a cold. It’s similar to caring for a tool before a fight.
“Frey, when you win tomorrow’s duel I will do it until the end. I will make it more intense than today.”
I don’t know whether it was audible to Frey, but I said so while leaving the guest room which was used for Frey.
Though there was little explosive heat, but such a night was good every once in awhile. I returned to my room so that I might also have a restful sleep.