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46 Part 1
The Interview in Another World Was Surprisingly Hard
In the end, I was unable to beat the Elder Slime.
Or rather, I was stopped by Leticia.
“Stop it, Nagi-san! Or else we will get caught in the ‘Contract’.”
I almost lost my temper with the Elder Slime and forgot about it.
I made a ‘Contract’ with Letica to ‘take good care of the villa’.
If the house is fatally damaged by the Delayed Arts, I will have violated the contract. I would lose ownership of the villa and my slave contract with Aine would be terminated.
Worst of all, I might be subjected to the ‘punishment of the Contract’.
And there’s another reason why I didn’t attack.
I’m not sure what to make of this. The Elder Slime started crying.
“Well, I’m abandoned anyway! Do it. Kill me at once, yeah yeah ─ ”
I was so distracted by this that I ended up releasing the “Delayed Arts” in an open area, and we decided to listen to Elder Slime’s story.
“I’m sorry for being so rude. But it’s been a long time since anyone has spoken to me…”
“I’ve been lurking in the waterways of this town.”
The Elder Slime, with blue drops dripping from his body, began to talk about why he was here.
As I said at first, he was enhanced by the elves and became an Elder Slime.
But it seems that he was discarded because the first researcher (his creator) died. The elves who took over the research were incompetent and couldn’t complete the Elder Slime.
After being abandoned, he lived in the waterways. For a very, very, very long time.
But in the past few weeks, something started to happen to his body.
“I think it’s probably because I was thrown away unfinished, but my body has started to grow. I’ve never lived outside of town, and I don’t want to be seen. I’ve been wandering around looking for a place to stay, and I somehow ended up here…”
“I was convinced that I was about to reach the end of my life, and I decided to set this vacant house as a place to die, but the speed of my body’s bloat was faster than I expected.
Before the festival ─Because the sea dragon Kerukatoru is approaching the town, the magical power in the atmosphere is also increasing. Far from stopping the growth, I couldn’t move my body well.
In the end, my body … will continue to swell, and it may even burst, engulfing the house.”
“To stop the expansion, I need a part of the elf’s body! It can be hair or the tip of their nails. If I take it in, the stray cells should return to their original state in a stable manner. It’s a request. I don’t really want to bother young people too… ”
“I’m sure you’ll be able to understand what I’m talking about,” he said, dripping blue jelly from his body.
I had no choice but to help the Elder Slime.
The fact that the story of “Elder Slime” is true has been confirmed by comparing the information of Cecil and Reggie about the increase in magical power in atmosphere.
The familiars who protect the elf forest are made to require elf hair, claws, and body fluids to maintain their bodies. If they go against it, they can be disposed of immediately. Therefore, the familiars seem to continue to escort the elves as long as they live.
I know, but …… it was very annoying.
“All right, all right. Anyway, we just need to bring the elf to you, right?
And with my [Food Negotiation LV 1] skill, the following treaty was made between me and Elder Slime.
(1) Souma Nagi will provide Elder Slime with a part of the elf (hair, nails, body fluids). Elder Slime will take it into its body as food (source of magic power).
(2) The Elder Slime will “prey on it and leave the house at the same time.
(3) The Elder Slime “will honestly leave the house as soon as it preys on it, and will not antagonize Souma Nagi and the others until negotiations are concluded or not.
And I was off to work again.
<It seems that the Lord is not so worried.>
Reggie said at my back.
“Is that so? Nagi”
Rita, who was walking next to me, looked into my face.
This is the main street of the town. We’re on our way to the adventurer’s guild in Irgafa.
I’ve asked Rita to come with me as my bodyguard and Reggie as my sword.
“That’s right. If you go to the Adventurer’s Guild, you’ll probably find at least one elf. If you tell them what’s going on and ask them to help you, or if you make a formal request through the guild, you shouldn’t have too much trouble.”
“I’m sorry. My Lord.”
Suddenly, Reggie in human form appeared in front of me.
It’s palm-sized and sways its red twin-tails sitting on my shoulders.
“I can’t even control a single slime.”
“There’s nothing you can do about the level difference.”
“That’s very kind of you,My Lord. How should I respond to your kindness? …”
The figure-sized Reggie clapped it’s hands.
‘Yes!I’ve got a great way to repay your kindness!”
“A great way?”
“Yes! I’ll summon a slime that can be used to prepare for the night! I’ll hide it in the beastman girl’s bed, and when she falls asleep, I’ll start working on her. I will stimulate her all over her body, and when she is in heat, the Lord appears. How about the Lord teach happiness to a girl who has lost her reason? The Lord is happy, the beastman girl is happy, and I’m happy because I get to watch the whole thing unfold… Wait, Wait ! Don’t try to throw my body into the sea!”
I put the magic sword Reggie that I was holding towards the sea back on my back.
“I’ve always told you not to do anything selfish.”
“I’m sure she’ll agree. Let’s check. Hey, Beastman girl. Do you hate the Lord?”
“How am I supposed to react here?”
Pushu, Rita, who has turned red enough to steam from her head, eats at Reggie.
The tip of her swaying tail is bulging.
This reaction is … angry, isn’t it …?
“Anyway, right now it’s more important to find a countermeasure against Elder Slime!”
Rita changed the subject with a bright red face, as if to hide her embarrassment.
“If only I had an elf acquaintance, the story would be over quick …”
“Don’t take it upon yourself. I know the Iturna Cult was human supremacist cult.”
“I’m sorry. I’m sorry I am so useless.”
“Fufufu, Beastgirl. Don’t worry, I have an idea.” Hiding under my collar, the doll, Reggie, turned her chest away.
“I met her in the hot spring town. You may not have seen her as you were in the middle of a battle, but I remember her face.”
“Come to think of it, I think I also saw one elf in the hot spring town.”
I met her in a hot spring area … or rather, there was an elf girl who was about to take a mixed bath.
I’m sure she was part of the parade of soldiers.
To put it the other way around, that’s about all the elf acquaintances we know of.
“What was she like Reggie?
“I’ve seen her and she seems like a real gem.”
“I don’t know what to say. Just looking at her makes you want to torment her body and soul, to bring out your deepest desires in your heart.”
Why are you waving your hands in the air, Reggie?
Rita is staring at me seriously, so stop.
“I’m sure she doesn’t realize it yet. It’s a waste. If she realizes her true nature, she and those around her will be happy. A person like that should be kept in the secret storehouse of the palace. It is a secret treasure artifact that will soothe the weary heart of the king.”