I keep rolling for a while after leaving the red ants’ nest, deciding to take some distance from it. There should still be more than half of the red ants left in the nest. There is also the possibility of them pursuing us.
My body was severely hurt by [[Clay Gun]] and the bites from the red ants. Both the wings and the tail that are overworked from guarding are in tatters. Adofu also has serious injuries. For now, I want to go to a place where I can rest at ease with confidence.
I find a cactus a little ways away from the red ants’ nest, so I stop there for the time being and decide to help Adofu recover. It’s on a little hill and has a nice view.
If dangerous monsters come near here, they can be immediately spotted.
I spit Adofu and the ball rabbit onto the ground.
“Befu … …”
The ball rabbit shakes his body.
Splashes of saliva fly away. Uwa, that’s a lot.
I wish I had gone close to the sea…. The ball rabbit is better now, but it is strangely smelly when it is dry. I heard that animals are indifferent to their own smell, and I wonder if the ball rabbit smells about five times as bad as I actually do. The ball rabbit stares at me with the eyes of a dead fish.
A-and, anyway, Adofu’s recovery is more important.
Adofu is injured all over his body. Particularly his right shoulder that had been bitten, it is crushed. No, actually, other than the shoulder, the injuries are shallower than I thought …?
Race: Earth Huma
State: Prisoner’s Seal; Bloodshed (small); Coma
His status is more stable than I thought. While in my mouth, it seems that the ball rabbit had been using [[Rest]] multiple times. I exhale a breath of relief.
Good job, ball rabbit. Well done. It had to use [[Light]], [[Telepathy]], and [[Rest]] today as well. It was frequently using MP. Take it easy and have a good rest now.
When I turn to look at the ball rabbit, it was glaring at me with half-open eyes. Back then, it couldn’t be helped ……. Hey, drop the saliva thing already, will you.
I use [[Rest]] once on myself and then use [[Rest]] three times on Adofu. With this my MP is almost gone, but Adofu’s HP has recovered a lot.
[Normal Skill [[Rest]] Lv increased from 2 to 3.]
[Title Skill [[Spirit Relief]] Lv increased from 8 to 9.]
It is much appreciated to have this happen before evolution. I’m glad that I can raise my recovery magic. I wonder if the Evil Plague Dragon has an evolution path for that?
I gently hold and lift up Adofu’s arm. The shoulder, it’s a little strange isn’t it? Is this alright?
From what I have seen up till now, only effects like boosting natural healing power can be obtained from basic recovery magic. In short, even though the injury is closed up, the damaged part does not regrow. There is the possibility that he will have to live with the after effects of the damage.
In regards to Adofu’s right shoulder, the red ants bit off a large amount of flesh. For the time being, it appears to still be attached…… I do not know how well it will move in the future. Even if the false charges are cleared up, Adofu may no longer be able to use a sword for a living.
The ball rabbit looks up at me while dropping its ears. The ball rabbit seems to worry about Adofu’s arm as well.
“……U, ugu, gu”
A few minutes later, with recovery magic’s help, Adofu wakes up. Adofu sits up with narrowed eyes.
“……Aah, I’m still alive”
He sighs, and mutters.
That time when the hero had stabbed his back, he seemed undoubtedly prepared to die. When the red ants flocked after him, I thought that he would die for sure.
“Again, it appears that you have saved my life”
N-no, I should be the one saying thank you. That time when the ground beneath my feet collapsed, Adofu had acted as a decoy to give me time to break free. If that had not happen, I think the red ants would have gathered around and killed me.
Adofu looks around restlessly at the surroundings. He appears to be searching for something. I wonder if he wants to drink water. If that’s the case, I will immediately go cut up a cactus……
[Um, large sword]
As one would expect of ball rabbit, good guess. Adofu wants to retrieve the large sword. I spit out the large sword and its sheath. ……For a moment, Adofu becomes serious.
Adofu staggers while standing up, hesitates for a moment, and then lifts the large sword with his right arm. What was that pause just now. Was it because of my saliva?
However, even though his shoulder had been struck by red ants, he was able to perfectly lift the large sword in his right hand. I wonder if his condition is okay.
Adofu raises the large sword overhead with only his right hand. The arm being held up high trembles, Adofu’s hand slips, and the large sword falls to the ground.
While crouching, he returns the large sword to its sheath and sits down slowly. Then he slowly shakes his head.
However, he does not look discouraged. Adofu has surely realized it when he had got up. His dominant arm has become useless.
“I no longer care about serving that country anymore. Even if I have such a sword, it might as well be useless…… But, I would give my life just to strike that man once with my sword.”
He says sadly.
The heavy silence continues. The ball rabbit who can read Adofu’s mind dejectedly folds its ears.
I too, do not know how to restore him.
“Is it fine if I entrust you with my revenge?”
Did he figure out that I feel bad about his loss?
[Leave it to me]
The ball rabbit uses [[Telepathy]] to communicate to Adofu and he makes a small smile.
Author’s chapter postnote:
I’m sorry, his evolution will be in the next chapter. _(._.)_